2021 Minneapolis Virtual
Information Security Forum

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CT
Web Conference, Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis 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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Ed-Skoudis

Ed Skoudis

SANS Instructor and Fellow Founder, Counter Hack

Ed Skoudis has taught cyber incident response and advanced penetration testing techniques to more than 20,000 cybersecurity professionals. He is a SANS Faculty Fellow and Instructor. His courses distill the essence of real-world, front-line case studies he accumulates because he is consistently one of the first experts brought in to provide after-attack analysis on major breaches where credit card and other sensitive financial data is lost.

Ed led the team that built NetWars, the low-cost, widely used cyber training and skills assessment ranges relied upon by military units and corporations with major assets at risk. His team also built CyberCity, the fully authentic urban cyber warfare simulator that was featured on the front page of the Washington Post. He was also the expert called in by the White House to test the security viability of the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) that now protects US Government networks and lead the team that first publicly demonstrated significant security flaws in virtual machine technology. He has a rare capability of translating advanced technical knowledge into easy-to-master guidance as the popularity of his step-by-step Counter Hack books testifies. Ed earned an M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, summa cum laude.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

From Cybersecurity Practitioner Up to The Board – Gaining Security Alignment Throughout an Organization

with Ed Skoudis

Given the rapidly escalating intensity of ransomware, breaches, and other major cyber attacks, Boards of Directors in many organizations are taking a far more active role in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity practitioners can be vastly more successful if they communicate effectively with their Boards and senior leadership about how they are prepared to defend against real-world attacks. In this lively session, Ed Skoudis will share specifics about:

  • What Boards of Directors are asking their organizations about cybersecurity.
  • Strategies and techniques for ensuring that an organization’s cybersecurity practices are in alignment across all levels, from Board to CISO to day-to-day security practitioner.
  • Common cybersecurity myths at the Board level and how to counter them with a fresh dose of reality from trenches.
  • Techniques and tips security practitioners can use to explain their work effectively to Boards and other senior leaders.
9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Sessions

Visit the Live Sessions Page to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Sessions.
matt-chiodi

Matt Chiodi

IANS Faculty

Matt is the CSO of Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks where he works with organizations to develop and implement security strategy for public cloud adoption and maturity. He has extensive experience in information security leadership and blogging. Matt currently leads the Cloud Threat team which is an elite group of security researchers exclusively focused on public cloud concerns. He also serves as an advisory board member for Rutgers University's Cybersecurity Certificate program.

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Security Architecture

Building a Better Security Champion Program

with Matt Chiodi

Small security teams lack the staff and tools to communicate and enforce application security best practices across the organization. Security champion programs open lines of communication between security and the rest of the organization, leading to better support, accelerated alert cycles and stronger business/security alignment. This session will provide the necessary guidance to:

  • Properly identify and recruit champions from each developer, IT and operations team
  • Train champions to find and communicate problems quickly and accurately
  • Delegate some of the meatier security work to the champions
  • Identify, obtain and deploy metrics/KPIs to track the program’s effectiveness
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

Security Operations

Incident Response: Fixing What’s Wrong with Crisis Management

with Jake Williams

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
tim-medin

Tim Medin

IANS Faculty

Tim is A Principal Consultant and Founder at Red Siege, an information security company focused on adversary emulation and penetration testing. He also serves as the MSISE Program Director, Course Author, and Principal Instructor at the SANS Institute.

Threats & Vulnerabilities

Phishing and Ransomware: Defense and Recovery Tactics for 2021

with Tim Medin

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
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Sessions

Visit the Live Sessions Page to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Sessions.
matt-chiodi

Matt Chiodi

IANS Faculty

Matt is the CSO of Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks where he works with organizations to develop and implement security strategy for public cloud adoption and maturity. He has extensive experience in information security leadership and blogging. Matt currently leads the Cloud Threat team which is an elite group of security researchers exclusively focused on public cloud concerns. He also serves as an advisory board member for Rutgers University's Cybersecurity Certificate program.

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Security Architecture

Making Sense of SASE

with Matt Chiodi

Security teams are trying to make sense of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – an emerging concept for network security in the cloud. They want to know what SASE is and why it matters, how the pieces fit together and what the current adoption rate looks like across industries. This session will address those questions and help attendees understand:

  • The broader implications for how SASE impacts different teams and technologies
  • Where Zero Trust, CASB and other solutions can help
  • How to build a roadmap to plan for the transition to SASE and measure success
dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

Threats & Vulnerabilities

Adversarial Emulation: Perfecting a Purple Team Holy Grail

with Dave Kennedy

Security teams seek guidance to perfect the art of walking in the enemy’s shoes using the Purple Team Exercise Framework (an open-sourced purple team process), Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) research and CTI mapped to Adversary Behaviors/TTPs. This session will explore how to understand and more effectively use:

  • Attack infrastructure
  • Client/Blue Team planning techniques
  • Targeting systems
  • Purple Team exercise Flow
  • Tools that track the exercise and show value to upper management
tim-medin

Tim Medin

IANS Faculty

Tim is A Principal Consultant and Founder at Red Siege, an information security company focused on adversary emulation and penetration testing. He also serves as the MSISE Program Director, Course Author, and Principal Instructor at the SANS Institute.

Security Operations

Early Indicators of Compromise: A 2021 Detection Playbook

with Tim Medin

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
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

Networking Lunch

12:55 PM - 1:40 PM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Sessions

Visit the Live Sessions Page to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Sessions.
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM Threats & Vulnerabilities

Ask Me Anything: The Future of Threats by Industry (and How to Prepare)

with Jake Williams Though many attacks inflict the same types of damage across industries, the best defenses are not always universal. In this “Ask Me Anything” session, we’ll address your questions about how attackers might tailor their campaigns against different business sectors in the coming years – and which security best practices are most important to your industry, be it critical infrastructure, healthcare or financial services.
matt-chiodi

Matt Chiodi

IANS Faculty

Matt is the CSO of Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks where he works with organizations to develop and implement security strategy for public cloud adoption and maturity. He has extensive experience in information security leadership and blogging. Matt currently leads the Cloud Threat team which is an elite group of security researchers exclusively focused on public cloud concerns. He also serves as an advisory board member for Rutgers University's Cybersecurity Certificate program.

Security Architecture

Ask Me Anything: The Future of Supply Chain Security

with Matt Chiodi 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.
dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

Leadership

Ask Me Anything: Managing Your Team Through an Incident

with Dave Kennedy 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 Sessions

Visit the Live Sessions Page to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Sessions.

dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Threats & Vulnerabilities

MITRE ATT&CK: New Use Cases for 2021

with Dave Kennedy

This session will provide security teams with fresh MITRE ATT&CK use cases to help them navigate threats and vulnerabilities in 2021, including those that apply to:

  • Holding vendors more accountable
  • Using adversarial simulation to improve coverage mapping
  • Using Atomic Red Team, SCYTHE and others to test what security products do and don’t do and create the coverage map needed to make improvements
  • Building in advancements for threat modeling/hunting and purple team testing
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

Security Operations

Alternatives and Enhancements to SIEM

with Jake Williams

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
tim-medin

Tim Medin

IANS Faculty

Tim is A Principal Consultant and Founder at Red Siege, an information security company focused on adversary emulation and penetration testing. He also serves as the MSISE Program Director, Course Author, and Principal Instructor at the SANS Institute.

Security Architecture

Email and File Security: Advanced Tools and Techniques

with Tim Medin

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 and email 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

2021 Minneapolis Virtual Speakers

matt-chiodi

Matt Chiodi

IANS Faculty

Matt is the CSO of Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks where he works with organizations to develop and implement security strategy for public cloud adoption and maturity. He has extensive experience in information security leadership and blogging. Matt currently leads the Cloud Threat team which is an elite group of security researchers exclusively focused on public cloud concerns. He also serves as an advisory board member for Rutgers University's Cybersecurity Certificate program.

Presentations
  • Building a Better Security Champion ProgramAgenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Making Sense of SASEAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Ask Me Anything: The Future of Supply Chain SecurityAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

Presentations
  • Adversarial Emulation: Perfecting a Purple Team Holy GrailAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Ask Me Anything: Managing Your Team Through an IncidentAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
  • MITRE ATT&CK: New Use Cases for 2021Agenda2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
tim-medin

Tim Medin

IANS Faculty

Tim is A Principal Consultant and Founder at Red Siege, an information security company focused on adversary emulation and penetration testing. He also serves as the MSISE Program Director, Course Author, and Principal Instructor at the SANS Institute.

Presentations
  • Phishing and Ransomware: Defense and Recovery Tactics for 2021Agenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Early Indicators of Compromise: A 2021 Detection PlaybookAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Email and File Security: Advanced Tools and TechniquesAgenda2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Ed-Skoudis

Ed Skoudis

SANS Instructor and Fellow Founder, Counter Hack

Ed Skoudis has taught cyber incident response and advanced penetration testing techniques to more than 20,000 cybersecurity professionals. He is a SANS Faculty Fellow and Instructor. His courses distill the essence of real-world, front-line case studies he accumulates because he is consistently one of the first experts brought in to provide after-attack analysis on major breaches where credit card and other sensitive financial data is lost.

Ed led the team that built NetWars, the low-cost, widely used cyber training and skills assessment ranges relied upon by military units and corporations with major assets at risk. His team also built CyberCity, the fully authentic urban cyber warfare simulator that was featured on the front page of the Washington Post. He was also the expert called in by the White House to test the security viability of the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) that now protects US Government networks and lead the team that first publicly demonstrated significant security flaws in virtual machine technology. He has a rare capability of translating advanced technical knowledge into easy-to-master guidance as the popularity of his step-by-step Counter Hack books testifies. Ed earned an M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, summa cum laude.

Presentations
  • From Cybersecurity Practitioner Up to The Board – Gaining Security Alignment Throughout an OrganizationAgenda9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

Presentations
  • Incident Response: Fixing What’s Wrong with Crisis ManagementAgenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: The Future of Threats by Industry (and How to Prepare)Agenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Alternatives and Enhancements to SIEMAgenda2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Web Conference

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Attendees may earn up to 6 credits through our partnership with (ISC)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.

What is the registration fee?

The Forum is complimentary and open to active Information Security Professionals from private and public sector corporations and organizations.

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The Forum opens at 8:30, with the Keynote kicking off at 9:00am.

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