2020 Charlotte/Nashville Virtual
Information Security Forum

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Web Conference, Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN

The Charlotte/Nashville Forum is designed for information security practitioners across all industries to dive deep on specific topics, share insights, and network with peers in a virtual environment. This one-day event will feature keynote speeches, IANS Faculty presentations, ‘Ask Me Anything’ topic lounges, and ‘Technology Spotlight’ sessions to engage with solution providers.

IANS Forum content spans the depth and breadth of the entire security function. Attendees include but are not limited to CISOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Information Security Architects, and Information Security Engineers.

Please note: This virtual event is intended for practitioners from the Charlotte and Nashville metro areas. For people outside of these regions who wish to join, attendance is subject to capacity. We will inform out-of-metro registrants on the status of their registration one week in advance of the event.

 

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Agenda

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George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

FedRAMP or Bust: Remote or Not, the Regulations Never Stop

with George Gerchow

The road to ATO is never easy, but a government shutdown and pandemic makes it nearly impossible. Our journey has not been easy, but it has been rewarding. In this keynote, IANS Faculty member George Gerchow will unpack his experience on the FedRAMP path. He’ll discuss:

  • Building a FedRAMP business case.
  • Managing the process – selecting the right CSP, level of ATO and sponsorship path.
  • The governance, policy, software and engineering changes driven by FedRAMP.
  • The cost and time allocation implications of the process.

Throughout the session, George will detail lessons learned through the FedRAMP journey, including working with a JAB vs. an agency, how to switch IDP providers (he did it twice) and how to conduct a SAR remotely.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out the Sponsors, enter to win prizes, and gather materials from their tabletops. Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

  • 9:30-9:45am- Technology Spotlight Group 1
  • 9:45-10:00am- Technology Spotlight Group 2
  • 10:00-10:15am- Technology Spotlight Group 3
Tanya Janca

Tanya Janca

IANS Faculty

Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Threats & Vulnerabilities

Application Security: Fixing the Legacy App Problem

with Tanya Janca

Large companies – especially post-M&A – tend to ignore legacy apps in favor of implementing new technology. This results in old apps sitting on the network with vulnerabilities attackers easily exploit. This session explores how to:

  • Protect legacy apps long enough to either come up with a graceful transition or update them
  • Design a more effective, advanced and automated inventory process
  • Get a better sense for how to triage the most troublesome apps
  • Better optimize unused features in older apps before rushing to new apps

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the President & Chief Security Officer of HighSide, a distributed identity and secure collaboration technology company. He is also President and CEO of Integricell, an information security consulting firm which focuses on helping customers better manage the risks associated with global-scale business. Aaron also serves on the RSA Program Committee, helping select the educational content presented at the yearly RSA Conference.

GRC

Managing Privacy and Risk in the Social Media Age

with Aaron Turner

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn aren’t going anywhere. Security teams need the latest best practices for monitoring and effectively locking down employee social media use to avoid being an easy target for attackers. This session explores:

  • Where current methods of tracking employee social media use fail and how to fix it
  • Tools and techniques to quickly find and eradicate malware injected into company networks via social media usage
  • How well (or not so well) cloud-based email systems interact with social media platforms
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Wolfgang Goerlich

IANS Faculty

Wolf is an Advisory CISO of Duo Security, the leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud. He has held senior management roles in IT and IT security in the financial services and healthcare verticals. In addition, Wolf has held senior leadership roles in consulting firms specializing in identity and access management, governance risk and compliance, and security programs. Wolf advises clients primarily in risk management, incident response, business continuity, and secure development.

Security Architecture

Zero Trust Principles: Making Them Work for You

with Wolfgang Goerlich

Security teams need to understand both what zero trust principals are and how to properly implement them across the organization. This session starts with the nuts and bolts that make up zero trust, then delves into:

  • How zero trust architecture lowers the risk of common attacks, including account takeovers, insider threats, web and cloud app risks, and IoT and device compromises
  • Real-world examples of successful zero trust in action
  • Legacy tech that doesn’t play well with zero trust and what to do about it
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out the Sponsors, enter to win prizes, and gather materials from their tabletops. Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

  • 11:05-11:20am- Technology Spotlight Group 1
  • 11:20-11:35am- Technology Spotlight Group 2
  • 11:35-11:50am- Technology Spotlight Group 3
Tanya Janca

Tanya Janca

IANS Faculty

Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Security Architecture

Ask Me Anything: The Latest in AppSec Tools

with Tanya Janca In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member Tanya Janca questions about the most cutting-edge tools available for application security.
wolfgang-goerlich

Wolfgang Goerlich

IANS Faculty

Wolf is an Advisory CISO of Duo Security, the leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud. He has held senior management roles in IT and IT security in the financial services and healthcare verticals. In addition, Wolf has held senior leadership roles in consulting firms specializing in identity and access management, governance risk and compliance, and security programs. Wolf advises clients primarily in risk management, incident response, business continuity, and secure development.

Security Architecture

Ask Me Anything: IAM Remote Work Environment

with Wolfgang Goerlich In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member Wolfgang Goerlich questions about the key necessities for securing endpoint devices, maintaining strong IAM, and using Zero Trust to the fullest as the workforce continues to operate remotely.
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Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is CEO and Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Leadership

Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Security in a Pandemic and Downturn

with Rich Mogull In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member Rich Mogull questions about your challenges around maintaining security amid the shift to remote work and the economic pressure that is forcing many companies to do more with less.
12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

Tanya Janca

Tanya Janca

IANS Faculty

Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Security Architecture

Successful DevSecOps: Understanding the Business Cases

with Tanya Janca

Companies still struggle to get developers and security on the same page. It’s time to learn from those who’ve notched DevSecOps successes. This session explores:

  • Case studies of DevSecOps done right
  • How to measure your maturity for DevSecOps (Phase 1 to Phase 5)
  • Putting the “Shift Left” DevSecOps workflow in place
  • How DevSecOps creates secure cloud deployments
  • How to use DevSecOps to improve internet-of-things (IoT) security at the development stage
rich-mogull

Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is CEO and Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Leadership

Your Best People Will Leave. Embrace It.

with Rich Mogull

Few security professionals stay in the same place for more than three to five years. Security managers need to focus less on retention and more on maximizing the training and effectiveness of people while they have them – setting the stage for success with employees to come. This session helps security managers:

  • Build a roadmap for incoming hires that sets them up for ongoing success
  • Embrace short employee tenures while focusing on maximizing their capability through training
  • Use training methods that set the organization up for talent still to come

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the President & Chief Security Officer of HighSide, a distributed identity and secure collaboration technology company. He is also President and CEO of Integricell, an information security consulting firm which focuses on helping customers better manage the risks associated with global-scale business. Aaron also serves on the RSA Program Committee, helping select the educational content presented at the yearly RSA Conference.

Security Operations

Using AI/ML to Optimize SecOps

with Aaron Turner

AI/ML technology can help them make more accurate decisions, but only if security teams feed the right data into the machine. This session explains how to grab and input the right data from five primary log data sources:

  • Network (traffic flows)
  • Infrastructure (servers)
  • Database
  • Applications
  • Identity and access management (IAM)/people

From there, we explore what clean, relevant, actionable and business-driven data truly looks like.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out the Sponsors, enter to win prizes, and gather materials from their tabletops. Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

  • 1:30-1:45pm- Technology Spotlight Group 1
  • 1:45-2:00pm- Technology Spotlight Group 2
  • 2:00-2:15pm- Technology Spotlight Group 3

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the President & Chief Security Officer of HighSide, a distributed identity and secure collaboration technology company. He is also President and CEO of Integricell, an information security consulting firm which focuses on helping customers better manage the risks associated with global-scale business. Aaron also serves on the RSA Program Committee, helping select the educational content presented at the yearly RSA Conference.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Security Architecture

IAM and File Security: Advanced Tools and Techniques

with Aaron Turner

Employees and contractors still end up with advanced file access permissions when they shouldn’t. Security teams need to know what they’re doing wrong in file security and what tools/techniques can help them fix this problem. This session explores:

  • How to reduce your attack surface more effectively
  • How to marry security objectives with compliance/business objectives when setting file access perimeters
  • Key considerations for cloud and mobile
rich-mogull

Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is CEO and Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Security Architecture

Monitoring, Detecting and Response in the Cloud

with Rich Mogull

Security teams are increasingly operating in the cloud but need step-by-step guidance on how to transition from on-prem to cloud-based SOC. This session explores:

  • How to perform the same functions on-prem and in the cloud simultaneously
  • How best to manage logging in multi-cloud environments
  • More effective ways to deal with the risks around containerization and serverless environments
wolfgang-goerlich

Wolfgang Goerlich

IANS Faculty

Wolf is an Advisory CISO of Duo Security, the leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud. He has held senior management roles in IT and IT security in the financial services and healthcare verticals. In addition, Wolf has held senior leadership roles in consulting firms specializing in identity and access management, governance risk and compliance, and security programs. Wolf advises clients primarily in risk management, incident response, business continuity, and secure development.

GRC

Building a Three-Year Strategic GRC Roadmap

with Wolfgang Goerlich

Security leaders need to know which strategic areas to focus on long term and how to prevent those from being cast aside by day-to-day brush fires. What should they delegate and what are some tips to stay focused on the big picture, whether it concerns risk management or compliance? This session explores:

  • Key information security risks, how they should be determined, what projects are under way to mitigate them and what the timelines should look like
  • A governance process that ensures information security activities – including key risk indicators (KRIs), and compliance checklists – are performed with proper oversight
  • Tips to minimize risk at the outset by making better decisions

2020 Charlotte/Nashville Virtual Speakers

george-gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

Presentations
  • FedRAMP or Bust: Remote or Not, the Regulations Never StopAgenda9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
wolfgang-goerlich

Wolfgang Goerlich

IANS Faculty

Wolf is an Advisory CISO of Duo Security, the leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud. He has held senior management roles in IT and IT security in the financial services and healthcare verticals. In addition, Wolf has held senior leadership roles in consulting firms specializing in identity and access management, governance risk and compliance, and security programs. Wolf advises clients primarily in risk management, incident response, business continuity, and secure development.

Presentations
  • Zero Trust Principles: Making Them Work for YouAgenda10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: IAM Remote Work EnvironmentAgenda11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Building a Three-Year Strategic GRC RoadmapAgenda2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Tanya Janca

Tanya Janca

IANS Faculty

Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

Presentations
  • Application Security: Fixing the Legacy App ProblemAgenda10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: The Latest in AppSec ToolsAgenda11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Successful DevSecOps: Understanding the Business CasesAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
rich-mogull

Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is CEO and Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Presentations
  • Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Security in a Pandemic and DownturnAgenda11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Your Best People Will Leave. Embrace It.Agenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Monitoring, Detecting and Response in the CloudAgenda2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the President & Chief Security Officer of HighSide, a distributed identity and secure collaboration technology company. He is also President and CEO of Integricell, an information security consulting firm which focuses on helping customers better manage the risks associated with global-scale business. Aaron also serves on the RSA Program Committee, helping select the educational content presented at the yearly RSA Conference.

Presentations
  • Managing Privacy and Risk in the Social Media AgeAgenda10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Using AI/ML to Optimize SecOpsAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • IAM and File Security: Advanced Tools and TechniquesAgenda2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Web Conference

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Attendees may earn up to 16 credits through our partnership with (ISC)2. Attendees must check in at registration each morning to receive their 8 credits for Day 1 and Day 2. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion one week after the forum concludes for any other certification needs. If you have provided IANS with your CISSP # during the registration process then we will automatically submit to (ISC)2.

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There will be chances to network with your peers during the lunches, breaks and the networking reception at the end of day one.

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Cancellations

IANS requests that cancellations please be submitted two weeks prior to a Forum. Reserved seats are limited.

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This Forum is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Forum to any entity or individual. Attendance to the Forum is complimentary and open to active information security professionals from private and public-sector corporations and organizations.

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