2020 Minneapolis Virtual
Information Security Forum

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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 will feature keynote speeches, IANS Faculty presentations, ‘Ask Me Anything’ topic lounges, and ‘Explore the Floor’ 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 Minneapolis metro area. For people outside of the region 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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2020 Minneapolis Virtual Speakers


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.

  • Ask Me Anything: Compliance Challenges in the Coming YearAgenda11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Building a Smart Bug Bounty ProgramAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Successful DevSecOps: Understanding the Business CasesAgenda2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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.

  • Incident Response: Fixing What’s Wrong with Crisis ManagementAgenda10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: Threat Landscape for T2 2020Agenda11:15 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Ransomware: Defense and Recovery Tactics for 2020Agenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Chris Nickerson

IANS Faculty

Chris is the Co-Founder and CEO of LARES Consulting, an information security consulting firm that leverages a blend of assessment, testing, and coaching. He also serves on the Board of Directors at CREST, an international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that represents and supports the technical information security market.

  • The Digital Transformation Pandemic: In Chaos Lies OpportunityAgenda9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike is the President of Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, as well as Co-Founder and President of DisruptOps, a cloud detection and response company. His breadth of experience in the information security space and bold perspectives are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike started practicing and advising on security topics over 25 years ago, and he’s been trying to get out of the business ever since…to no avail.

  • Zero Trust Principles: Making Them Work for YouAgenda10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Security in a Pandemic and DownturnAgenda11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Advancing Cloud Security: A RoadmapAgenda2:00 PM - 2:45 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.

  • Application Security: Fixing the Legacy App ProblemAgenda10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Using AI/ML to Optimize SecOpsAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Prioritizing Privilege Access Management, Step by StepAgenda2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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IANS Forum content is designed for information security practitioners across all industries. Attendees include CISOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Information Security Architects, and Information Security Engineers.

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