Technology Managers Forum

TechForum's Security Forum:Trends in Enterprise Security
Thursday, March 29th, 2018  8AM-5PM
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, NYC

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TechForum's Security Forum Agenda
TechForum's Security Forum: Trends in Enterprise Security is a one-day conference for top enterprise security and network infrastructure professionals who work for mid-range and Fortune1000 companies in the New York tristate region. The format we follow is part solo presentation, and part-panel discussion, with participants a mix of end-user IT managers and vendor sponsors


8:00–9:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast & Exhibits


9:00-9:05AM Introductory Remarks: Priscilla Tate, Founder & Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum


9:05-9:35AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Autonomous Cyber Defense: AI and the Immune System Approach
David Masson
, Country Manager, Darktrace

From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. Legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, are simply not sufficient to combat new, evolving attacks, and no human cyber analyst can watch so much or react quickly enough. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and respond to these threats that are already inside the network - before they turn into a full-blown crisis.   Self-learning systems represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense, are relied upon by organizations around the world, and can cover up to millions of devices. Based on machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, these new approaches to security can establish a highly accurate understanding of normal behavior by learning an organization’s ‘pattern of life,’. They can therefore spot abnormal activity as it emerges and even take precise, measured actions to automatically curb the threat. Discover why autonomous response and machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.

9:35-10:25AM  The Perfect Storm: How Unknown Threats and Analytics are Remaking Security Operations

Moderator: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum


  • Matt Cauthorn, VP, Cyber Security Engineering, Product Evangelist, ExtraHop

  • Joshua Etsten, Director of Solutions Architects, Nyotron
  • Tyrone Paige, General Manager-Infrastructure and IT Security, JetBlue Airways
  • Andrew Taitt, Global Security Operations Manager, John Wiley and Sons


10:25-11:10AM Exhibits and Snack Break


11:10-11:40AM  KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Human Point: Security in a Perimeter-less Age
David Pogemiller, Strategic Partnerships and Lighthouse Program, Forcepoint
Digital transformation has empowered employees to access and interact with data and intellectual property through a variety of systems, applications, and devices. Because of this, traditional security perimeters are eroding or becoming obsolete. Rather than focus on building bigger walls, the security industry needs better visibility. In addition, increases in the sheer volume of data means organizations no longer have the line of sight they once did, leaving them exposed to vulnerabilities and compliance violations. Understanding how, when, and why people interact with critical data, no matter where it is located, is crucial. It has become imperative that we examine the behavior-centric risks ranging from the common user error that turns an email lure into a ransomware debacle, to sporadic, anomalous activities that, once presented in context, can illuminate the early stages of a malicious insider threat. In a world where malware is continually evolving, critical data is moving to the cloud, and criminals are exploring new vectors of attack, how can security professionals stay up to date with, and keep ahead of, changes in the industry


11:40AM-12:10PM Exhibits and Snack Break


12:10-12:40PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Agile and Intelligent Web Application Security: Introducing Avi iWAF
Manish Chugtu, CTO-Cloud Infrastructure and Microservices, Avi Networks

Applications today get deployed in fully automatic environments with load balancing, scaling, as micro-services, in containers - you name it. Traditional application firewall products will not work in such an environment. Meet iWAF by Avi Networks. This talk is about showing that iWAF can bridge this gap and implement security controls automatically alongside the application, no matter the form or factor.


12:40-1:30PM Luncheon and Exhibits: Lunch includes: Sandwiches: Smokey Good: Hickory Turkey Breast, Smoked Gouda & Red Pepper Aioli in Whole Wheat Tortilla; Grown-Up Chicken Sandwich: Herb Grilled Chicken, Vine Ripened Tomato, Saffron Mayo, Pea Shoots; Upscale Caprese: Roasted Tomatoes, Baby Arugula & Balsamic Aioli on Rosemary Focaccia Salads: Farro, Quinoa & Wheatberry Salad/ Cranberries, Pecans and Citrus Vinaigrette; Roasted Potato Salad w/ Dijon Mayo & Chives; Grilled Artichoke and Asparagus Salad w/ Lemon Zest & Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Privacy Matters: How New Regulations are Restructuring Compliance and Risk Management Strategies

Moderator: Sam Dekay, Vice President Information Security, BNY Mellon


  • Patrick Egan, Sr. Regional Information Security Officer, DNB Bank ASA
  • Robert Gockley, Director of Risk Management, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC
  • Kathy Ortiz, Technology Risk & Cybersecurity Executive
  • Edward Beesley, Global Head of IT and Digital Services, SGS


2:30-3:00PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  Performance Indicators for Cybersecurity: What’s on Your Security Operations Dashboard?

Bart Lenaerts-Bergmans, Solutions Architect, FireEye

We like facts and clear insights! When facing invisible and fast-moving adversaries, illustrating the day by day activities of your front-line analysts can be a challenge. During this 30-minute session, we will reveal the typical tasks front line analysts are facing and share real-life sample security operations metrics. Most important, we will take the audience through a customer journey of building out metrics and highlight the benefits back to the entire Security and IT team.


3:00-3:30PM Exhibits and Dessert Break


3:30-4:20PM Innovation First: How Blockchain and Machine Learning are Transforming Business Process

Moderator:  Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum


  • Richard Maathy, Director, Business and Information Security Officer (BISO), DTCC
  • Allen Lum, Information Technology Controls Validation Unit, AIG
  • Maria Long, Group CTO Strategy and Architecture, Credit Suisse
  • Nick Delre, CIO, Gemological Science International (GSI)


4:20-5PM  Exhibits, Drawings for Door Prizes


TechForum's Security Forum Sponsorship Information


We have Sponsorship levels to meet all budgets. Gold Sponsors are given a 30 minute solo speaking and presentation session; Silver Sponsors participate in a panel discussion; and Bronze Sponsors participate as exhibitors.

All sponsorships come with free wireless access, free electricity, free attendance at all presentations, all meals and snacks with attendees, and a 6-foot black-draped tabletop exhibit space, with dedicated exhibit time with attendees, when no events are scheduled. We
work with each Sponsor individually to make sure you make the most of your time with us, and are happy to answer any questions you may have throughout and before the event.


For Sponsorship information for TechForum's Security Forum: Trends in Enteprise Security, please contact us through our website, or call Priscilla Tate, our executive director, at 212-787-1122. We'd love to hear from you !


TechForum's Security Forum Attendee Profile & How to Apply to Attend


Security Forum is an invitation-only event for end user IT managers at non-IT vendor firms only. IT vendor firms must sponsor our events in order to attend. This vendor category includes consulting firms, IT service providers, integrators, managed services, etc.


If you are an end-user IT manager at a mid-to- large size firm you may apply to attend here.


Attendance is offered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be currently employed, end-user IT managers who hold senior titles of SVP, VP, CISO, CIO, CTO, CSO, director, or manager, at organizations with $50 million revenue or more. Technology providers, consultants and other companies who sell their IT-related products and services, including IT managed services, must sponsor in order to attend. The majority of attendees are in the Fortune 1000. Attendees must be pre-qualified in order to attend. All attendees must be pre-registered and receive a confirmation from TechForum.  No walk-ins are accepted.


TechForum's Security Forum Venue & Directions


TechForum's Security Forum is held at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. NYC, which is between 6th and 7th Avenues and close to all major subway lines and PATH trains. Directions can be found here.





















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