Security Forum March 2017

TechForum's Security Forum:Trends in Enterprise Security
March 23rd, 2017  8AM-4:30PM, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, NYC

To sponsor and be a part of the agenda, please contact us at 212-787-1122 for more information, or send us an email (go to our Contact Us page or email Priscilla Tate at ptate@(ourdomain)


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-presentation and part-panel discussion. For an example of past agendas, go to our Recent Agendas page.




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


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


9:05-9:55AM From Impossible Dream to Business Mandate: Using Threat Intelligence to Manage Cyber Risk and Automate Incident Response
Threat Intelligence comes in as many flavors as there are models for calculating risk. Most mature organizations have developed unique formulas for weighting their particular risks whether they are operational, financial or reputational. But it comes down to business success in an increasingly digital world, defining metrics for cyber risk may be the one to rule them all. Risk managers at the highest levels of large enterprise are scanning threat intelligence resources and developing analytics that automatically collect and correlate the data necessary to track and remediate a security incident. In this panel we ask business risk managers and cybersecurity professionals who serve a variety of industries to discuss strategies that proactively manage and automate incident response and remediation
Moderator:  Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, TechForum
Robert Gockley, Director of Risk Management, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC
Jeffrey Brown, CSIRO, BNY Mellon
Chris Usserman, Principal Security & Threat Intelligence Advisor, Infoblox 
Mike Canney, Principal Strategic Architect, Viavi Solutions 
Miguel Crespo, Director Security Consulting Services, Mandiant, a FireEye Company 

9:55-10:30AM Exhibits & Snack Break


10:30-11AM The EMPIRE Strikes Back: New Strategies for Winning the Cyber Wars
-Eran Ashkenazi, VP of Services and Field Operations, SentinelOne

Dealing with today’s cyber threats requires a fundamentally different approach. In recent attacks such as the DNC hack and the wide spread attack uncovered by Kaspersky Labs in over 40 countries, we've seen the increased use of fileless attack vectors, which can easily bypass legacy AV. The truth is, legacy AV and other prevention-only solutions simply don’t cut it. Today’s advanced malware, exploits, and stealthy insider attacks will blow right by most static prevention solutions in a fraction of the time it takes to get updated with the latest threat signatures, and even then sometimes they won't work. Join Eran as he showcases how SentinelOne detects, prevents and provide detailed forensics in a LIVE attack demo session.


11:00-11:45AM Exhibits & Snack Break

11:45–12:15PM Cloudy with a Chance of ... Visibility, Accountability & Security 
-Doug Copley, Deputy CISO, ForcePoint 
Cloud adoption is driving value into businesses like never before. Trying to manage security and compliance in the use of cloud platforms and applications can be challenging, with visibility being "cloudy" at best. That situation can drive stress and frustration into already overworked security teams. In this session Doug Copley will explain how the latest cloud security platforms can be the foglight to improve visibility and information risk management while enabling organizations to safely adopt those transformative technologies that will advance the mission of the organization.


12:15–1:15PM Luncheon and Exhibits: Lunch includes: Wraps: Roasted vegetable, mozzarella & pesto wrap; Grilled herbed chicken breast w/ tomato saffron mayo wrap; Roasted turkey, provolone, & red pepper aioli wrap Salads: Mediterranean orzo; Farro, quinoa, barley & wheatberry salad w/cranberries & pecans. Grilled & seasoned roasted vegetables & fresh fruit.


1:15-2:05PM Theory vs. Practice: True Tales about Building a Security Governance Framework with Cloud as the New Normal
Cloud computing is undeniably a component of IT infrastructure that has many known and unknown security vulnerabilities. In this panel, CISO’s, DevOps leaders, network Infrastructure professionals and Cloud Access Brokers will debate the best practices for cloud migration, secure network architecture and security governance. governance. We have lined up panel of experienced practitioners who will share their collective expertise what applications should be in the cloud and how they can be secured and their strategies for providing infrastructure as a service.
Moderator: Paul Raines, CISO, United Nations
Maria Long, VP & Lead Security Architect, Credit Suisse
Melissa Soiefer, Manager, Information Risk Management, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Tyrone Paige, General Manager- Infrastructure Architecture & IT Security, JetBlue Airways
Rich Campagna, SVP of Products and Marketing, Bitglass

JC Herz, COO, Ion Channel


2:10-2:40PM The New Era of Cyber-Threats: The Shift to Self-Learning, Self-Defending Networks
Justin Fier, Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analytics, Darktrace
With machines fighting machines and increasingly sophisticated human attackers, we are now entering a new era of cyber-threats. The battle is no longer at the perimeter but inside of our organizations, and no security team can keep up with its speed. Cyber-attackers are quickly becoming silent and stealthy, and cyber defense has turned into an arms race.This new wave of cyber-threats has seen skilled attackers that may lie low for weeks or months. By the time they take definitive steps, their actions blend in with the everyday hum of network activity. These attacks call for a change in the way we protect our most critical assets. Self-learning and self-defending systems are now being deployed to continually assess business environments. Known as ‘immune system’ defense, this approach is used to uncover threats that have already penetrated the network border, and then automatically fight back. Unlike legacy approaches, which rely on rules or signatures, these technologies work autonomously, enable the security team to focus on high-value tasks, and can counter even fast-moving, automated attackers.


2:40-3:10PM Exhibits and Dessert Break


3:10- 4:00PM Retooling for Attack Vectors that Won’t Go Away:  Security for Web Apps, Mobile Users and the IoT Invasion
The productivity mandates around web applications, mobile access and internet enabled devices have pushed us to embrace technology solutions that change and sometimes de-stabilize the way we conduct commerce. Now that we are seeing successful DDoS attack using IoT, yet another threat vector has suddenly been added to the security agenda. This panel is about how we can harden our security practice when the internet bites back.  Endpoint security solutions we rely on work as intended, but the need for a new generation of tools is clear. Join us for a lively discussion of new attack vectors and strategies for improving productivity and preventing data loss through mobile and internet connected applications and devices.
Moderator:  Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, TechForum
Rick Gonzales, Director, Global Information Security, Becton Dickinson
Christopher Leigh, Director of Information Security & Compliance, Eversource Energy 
Allen Lum, Information Technology Controls Validation Unit, AIG

4:00-4:30PM  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, free electricity, free attendance at all presentations, all meals and snacks with attendees, and tabletop exhibit space, with dedicated exhibit time with attendees. In addition, 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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