2021 Atlanta Virtual
Information Security Forum

#IANSAtlanta #IANSEvents

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET
Web Conference, Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta 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

Summer Fowler

Summer Fowler

IANS Faculty

Summer Craze Fowler is an accomplished CSuite executive and cybersecurity expert with over 20 years of experience developing technical strategies and leading engineering teams to achieve aggressive technical goals while also in hyper-growth mode. Summer’s strong technical background is rooted in a business-minded approach supporting her proven ability to effectively disposition cyber security as one of many business risks. She is an experienced board governance professional through her work with both corporate and non-profit boards. Summer was named as one of the Top 25 Women in Cyber Security by The Software Report (2021).

Summer is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company focused on self-driving vehicle technology. In this role she develops and leads the strategy and execution of both the IT and cyber security teams. Summer also leads Facilities, Logistics, and Physical Security at Argo. She led the technical activities of the successful international acquisition of a 300+ person company in the EU. She is an expert in business continuity and cyber crisis management.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Building Your Personal Board of Directors

with Summer Fowler
Organizations have been using a Board of Directors to govern and advise for hundreds of years starting with the Dutch East India Company early in the 17th century. We have not, however, seen this concept translate officially to individuals as they advance in their careers. This keynote will introduce the idea of your PERSONAL Board of Directors, the advantages of having one, the importance of fostering relationships with your directors, and provide some actionable advice on how to get started building your Board of Directors today.
9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Security Architecture

Building a Better Security Champion Program

with Jake Williams
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
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
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.
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.

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM 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

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.

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
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
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 Leadership

Ask Me Anything: Managing Your Team Through an Incident

with Jake Williams
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.

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.
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: Beyond Passwords: The Next Two Years

with Wolfgang Goerlich
Wolf will take your questions on where the authentication market is headed when it comes to password alternatives.
2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Sessions

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

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM 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

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

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.
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

2021 Atlanta Virtual Speakers

Summer Fowler

Summer Fowler

IANS Faculty

Summer Craze Fowler is an accomplished CSuite executive and cybersecurity expert with over 20 years of experience developing technical strategies and leading engineering teams to achieve aggressive technical goals while also in hyper-growth mode. Summer’s strong technical background is rooted in a business-minded approach supporting her proven ability to effectively disposition cyber security as one of many business risks. She is an experienced board governance professional through her work with both corporate and non-profit boards. Summer was named as one of the Top 25 Women in Cyber Security by The Software Report (2021).

Summer is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company focused on self-driving vehicle technology. In this role she develops and leads the strategy and execution of both the IT and cyber security teams. Summer also leads Facilities, Logistics, and Physical Security at Argo. She led the technical activities of the successful international acquisition of a 300+ person company in the EU. She is an expert in business continuity and cyber crisis management.

Presentations
  • Building Your Personal Board of DirectorsAgenda9:00 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
  • Combining RBAC and ABAC for Tighter IAMAgenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: Beyond Passwords: The Next Two YearsAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Bringing Business Units and Third Parties into Your Risk Management OrbitAgenda2:50 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
  • Email and File Security: Advanced Tools and TechniquesAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Early Indicators of Compromise: A 2021 Detection PlaybookAgenda2:50 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
  • Alternatives and Enhancements to SIEMAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Ask Me Anything: The Future of Deepfakes/DisinformationAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Securing Your Remote Collaboration Tools (and Using Alternatives)Agenda2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
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
  • Building a Better Security Champion ProgramAgenda10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Incident Response: Fixing What's Wrong with Crisis ManagementAgenda11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Ask Me Anything: Managing Your Team Through an IncidentAgenda1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Web Conference

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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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