2021 Chicago/Columbus Virtual
Information Security Forum

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CT
Web Conference, Chicago and Columbus Metro Areas

The Chicago/Columbus 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 incorporates breakouts with IANS Faculty, spotlight sessions on emerging technologies, and opportunities to network with your peers. Topics fall into five tracks:

  • Security Operations
  • Security Architecture
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
  • Leadership and Career Development

IANS Forum content is geared toward 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.

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Agenda

peter-kuper

Peter Kuper

IANS Faculty

Peter is the Managing Director at ClearSky Security, an information security solutions firm that focuses on threat intelligence services. He also serves as the Managing Partner at HypAdvisor Consulting, LLC, an advisory firm for technology companies. He is also an Advisor to the Pacific Northwest National Lab. Formerly, as the Lead Software Analyst for Morgan Stanley, he published industry-leading investment reports and led over 18 public transactions. In total, Peter was a Wall Street analyst for 15 years, which offered him the opportunity to work top executives in both public and private companies. As a visible voice for the software industry, Kuper is an active speaker to many professional and government groups.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Be a Startup: The Necessity to Embrace Innovation or Fail

with Peter Kuper

The threat landscape surrounding infosec teams is constantly evolving, with attackers developing new tactics faster than the vendor climate can keep up. In response, security teams that can operate with a startup-like innovation cycle can position themselves to better adapt to ever-shifting threats. In this session, IANS Faculty member Peter Kuper will discuss:

  • How applying a startup mentality can help security teams accelerate problem-solving.
  • Why startups have gained so much traction in the vendor space and how to benefit from this market dynamic.
  • Ways to structure your operations to be nimble in response to changing market conditions.

Startups drive innovation and accelerate growth in industries. Expect to come away from this session with tangible insights on how to apply a startup mentality to your environment.

9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, an information security consulting firm with broad expertise. He is also a Senior Instructor, Analyst, and Course Author for the SANS Institute and a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. In addition, Dave has served as Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group and founded the CSA Atlanta Chapter. Dave has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, network architecture, and engineering. He has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM GRC

How to Automate Assessment/Enforcement in the Cloud

with Dave Shackleford

Manually conducting compliance assessment and enforcement procedures in the cloud is time consuming, inaccurate, painful and expensive for security teams, leading to missed problems that often lead to security incidents. This session will provide strategies for automation of these tasks and tools to do it with. Specifically, we'll address:

  • Strategies for automation that take advantage of cloud-based tools that are freely available
  • When to stick with manual policies and alerts
  • Policies in Azure that will report users who are not in compliance
Mick Douglas

Mick Douglas

IANS Faculty

Mick is the Managing Partner for InfoSec Innovations, an information security advisory and research firm. He also serves as an Instructor and GIAC Advisory Board Member for the SANS Institute. Mick empowers information security professionals with useful tools and skills from his extensive experience as an analyst, consultant, and software developer.

Security Operations

Incident Response: Fixing What's Wrong with Crisis Management

with Mick Douglas

Security teams are getting better at the technical side of incident response, but crisis management is still a pain point. This session details how to quickly and efficiently manage a crisis when the crush is on. This session explores:

  • Tips to help first responders take charge, including the art of speaking in short sentences and keeping a journal
  • Case study: What we can learn from the SEAL team approach
  • How integrating OODA (observe, orient, decide and act) Loop principals across the culture results in a faster, more effective crisis response
  • How agreed-on values and beliefs guide decision-making when pressure is extreme
  • How leaders’ character, substance and style impact those around them
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

Zero Trust: Demonstrating Success

with Wolfgang Goerlich

With their Zero Trust implementation off the ground, security teams seek the best tools/techniques to measure and ensure that their implementations are functioning at optimum levels. This session will explore how to:

  • Develop the right KPIs to identify where they have achieved success
  • Make improvements where deficiencies are found
  • Develop a long-term roadmap that builds upon the foundation laid in year one
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the Founder & CEO of Siriux Security, a SaaS posture management company which partners with IANS on M365 security consulting projects. He is also a member of the board and security advisor to HighSide and CTO of Integricell. Aaron is a long-serving member of the RSA Conference Program Committee, helping select educational content presented at the annual RSA Conference.

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Threats & Vulnerabilities

Securing Your Remote Collaboration Tools (and Using Alternatives)

with Aaron Turner

Though security teams have worked to harden their messaging and video platforms, attacks against those tools continue to skyrocket. This session will offer security teams more effective methods to beat back the ongoing barrage, including how to:

  • Work with your ISPs to ensure they are providing the proper DDoS protections
  • Determine if 3rd-party CDN security support from the likes of Akamai, Cloudflare or Radware is necessary
  • Defend against attacks against VPNs via TLS connections and private AD certificates
  • Better educate employees about social-engineering techniques attackers might use against them to compromise platforms
  • Pinpoint and adopt new, alternative platforms to Zoom, Teams, etc.
Mick Douglas

Mick Douglas

IANS Faculty

Mick is the Managing Partner for InfoSec Innovations, an information security advisory and research firm. He also serves as an Instructor and GIAC Advisory Board Member for the SANS Institute. Mick empowers information security professionals with useful tools and skills from his extensive experience as an analyst, consultant, and software developer.

Security Operations

Early Indicators of Compromise: A 2021 Detection Playbook

with Mick Douglas

Threat actors have taken advantage of new attack vectors created by everyone’s shift to remote operations. To combat the threats, this session will guide security teams on how to:

  • More proactively monitor for social engineering and client-side attacks using realistic testing tools
  • Enhance fraud detection and monitoring via a more vigorous review of corporate expenditures
  • Use dark web breach lists and publicly available credentials to ensure your organization’s passwords aren’t vulnerable
  • More quickly and efficiently audit and spot check access logs
  • More rigorously segment VPN access
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

Bringing Business Units and Third Parties into Your Risk Management Orbit

with Wolfgang Goerlich

Legal, human resources and privacy teams tend to be risk averse while the business side is usually pro-risk, leaving infosec stuck in the middle and often blamed for workflow hold-ups. Security teams need to master the mediator role and ensure accountability is spread out among teams. This session will explore how to:

  • Manage internal and external risks under one team
  • Better understand how other organizations quantify vulnerability risk
  • Adopt a per-application view of vulnerability management and bundling it into an application risk rating with an umbrella perspective
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

Networking Lunch

12:55 PM - 1:40 PM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, an information security consulting firm with broad expertise. He is also a Senior Instructor, Analyst, and Course Author for the SANS Institute and a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. In addition, Dave has served as Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group and founded the CSA Atlanta Chapter. Dave has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, network architecture, and engineering. He has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM Security Architecture

Ask Me Anything: The Future of Supply Chain Security

with Dave Shackleford

The SolarWinds attack illustrated how vulnerable our software supply chains are, and we can expect more such attacks in the future. In this “Ask Me Anything,” session, we’ll answer your questions about how supply chain threats will evolve – and how to prepare.

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the Founder & CEO of Siriux Security, a SaaS posture management company which partners with IANS on M365 security consulting projects. He is also a member of the board and security advisor to HighSide and CTO of Integricell. Aaron is a long-serving member of the RSA Conference Program Committee, helping select educational content presented at the annual RSA Conference.

Threats & Vulnerabilities

Ask Me Anything: The Future of Deepfakes/Disinformation

with Aaron Turner

Deepfakes and other kinds of disinformation continue to get more believable and harder to detect by both people and technology. In this “Ask Me Anything” session, we’ll address your questions on what deepfakes are, the likely threats they may pose to your business in the next couple of years and key ways to mitigate their impact.

Mick Douglas

Mick Douglas

IANS Faculty

Mick is the Managing Partner for InfoSec Innovations, an information security advisory and research firm. He also serves as an Instructor and GIAC Advisory Board Member for the SANS Institute. Mick empowers information security professionals with useful tools and skills from his extensive experience as an analyst, consultant, and software developer.

Leadership

Ask Me Anything: Managing Your Team Through an Incident

with Mick Douglas

The immediate aftermath of an incident puts a strain on teams, and managing the stress is critical in returning to a normal state as effectively as possible. In this “Ask Me Anything” session, we’ll address your questions on setting and adjusting work/life boundaries in the aftermath of an incident, identifying signs of excessive strain among team members and creating processes that position you to take care of your people.

2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the Founder & CEO of Siriux Security, a SaaS posture management company which partners with IANS on M365 security consulting projects. He is also a member of the board and security advisor to HighSide and CTO of Integricell. Aaron is a long-serving member of the RSA Conference Program Committee, helping select educational content presented at the annual RSA Conference.

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Security Operations

Alternatives and Enhancements to SIEM

with Aaron Turner

Security teams are concerned that their incident/event management needs have grown beyond the scope and sophistication of mainstream SIEM tools. They seek a better understanding of alternative options or major enhancements available in the marketplace. This session will explore:

  • Important changes in the SIEM space, including advancements in how some vendors combine EDR and NDR
  • Alternative to SIEM (example: signing on with an MSSP)
  • Mindsets that must change (example: what you use to build an on-prem box will not scale, future of SIEM is a cloud-based analytics engine)
  • Improve efficiency and move faster using security analytics, NDR and EDR and better understand what the tools are
  • Identify and incorporate attack frameworks to keep an eye on every element of swirling chaos
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

Combining RBAC and ABAC for Tighter IAM

with Wolfgang Goerlich

Security teams have full directories of users who have been around for 10-20 years and sprawl has led to a patchwork of privileges that allow for excessive access. They seek guidance to reign in excess privileges and modernize access control by combining the best of role-based access control (RBAC) and attribute-based access control (ABAC). This session will help attendees better understand:

  • Best practices of world-class access control implementations
  • How to plan and execute on a role-engineering effort
  • Which tools will help them combine RBAC and ABAC
  • Strategies for reducing access without reducing productivity
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, an information security consulting firm with broad expertise. He is also a Senior Instructor, Analyst, and Course Author for the SANS Institute and a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. In addition, Dave has served as Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group and founded the CSA Atlanta Chapter. Dave has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, network architecture, and engineering. He has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

Threats & Vulnerabilities

Phishing and Ransomware: Defense and Recovery Tactics for 2021

with Dave Shackleford

Ransomware and phishing attack methods continue to evolve, as do protection techniques. Security teams seek updates on what has changed this past year. This session will explore:

  • Case studies from the news: What victims did wrong and what they did right
  • Tools and techniques to use if an initial attack is successful
  • A look at how tactics differ for small teams vs. large teams
  • How to account for ransomware attacks -- including ransomware denial-of-service -- in your incident response plan

2021 Chicago/Columbus Virtual Speakers

Mick Douglas

Mick Douglas

IANS Faculty

Mick is the Managing Partner for InfoSec Innovations, an information security advisory and research firm. He also serves as an Instructor and GIAC Advisory Board Member for the SANS Institute. Mick empowers information security professionals with useful tools and skills from his extensive experience as an analyst, consultant, and software developer.

Presentations
  • Incident Response: Fixing What's Wrong with Crisis ManagementAgenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Early Indicators of Compromise: A 2021 Detection PlaybookAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Ask Me Anything: Managing Your Team Through an IncidentAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
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: Demonstrating SuccessAgenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Bringing Business Units and Third Parties into Your Risk Management OrbitAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Combining RBAC and ABAC for Tighter IAMAgenda2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
peter-kuper

Peter Kuper

IANS Faculty

Peter is the Managing Director at ClearSky Security, an information security solutions firm that focuses on threat intelligence services. He also serves as the Managing Partner at HypAdvisor Consulting, LLC, an advisory firm for technology companies. He is also an Advisor to the Pacific Northwest National Lab. Formerly, as the Lead Software Analyst for Morgan Stanley, he published industry-leading investment reports and led over 18 public transactions. In total, Peter was a Wall Street analyst for 15 years, which offered him the opportunity to work top executives in both public and private companies. As a visible voice for the software industry, Kuper is an active speaker to many professional and government groups.

Presentations
  • Be a Startup: The Necessity to Embrace Innovation or FailAgenda9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, an information security consulting firm with broad expertise. He is also a Senior Instructor, Analyst, and Course Author for the SANS Institute and a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. In addition, Dave has served as Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group and founded the CSA Atlanta Chapter. Dave has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, network architecture, and engineering. He has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

Presentations
  • How to Automate Assessment/Enforcement in the CloudAgenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: The Future of Supply Chain SecurityAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Phishing and Ransomware: Defense and Recovery Tactics for 2021Agenda2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is the Founder & CEO of Siriux Security, a SaaS posture management company which partners with IANS on M365 security consulting projects. He is also a member of the board and security advisor to HighSide and CTO of Integricell. Aaron is a long-serving member of the RSA Conference Program Committee, helping select educational content presented at the annual RSA Conference.

Presentations
  • Securing Your Remote Collaboration Tools (and Using Alternatives)Agenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Ask Me Anything: The Future of Deepfakes/DisinformationAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Alternatives and Enhancements to SIEMAgenda2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

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