Josh Downs, BrightTALK's Information Security Community Manager breaks down 3 must-watch webinars from February's Data-driven Security Summit:
3. Business-lead and Threat-Focused Cyber Risk Management - Chris Verdonck, Global Cyber Strategy & Peter Wirnsperger, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
2. Making Vulnerability Management Sexy, Again! - Amar Singh, Chair of ISACA's UK Security Advisory Group
1. (mis)Adventures in Data-driven Security: How to Avoid Tragedy & Engineer Success - Nik Whitfield, CEO, Panaseer
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For centuries mankind’s greatest innovations came about through careful examination of natural systems. Information Security is no different. This presentation will explore how information security professionals can use the agricultural concept of “permaculture” (the practice of using design principles observed in natural ecosystems) to cultivate a sustainable, data-driven security program.
In this fast-paced, thought-provoking session you’ll learn:
- The basic tenets of permaculture and how they apply to information security strategy
- How to build a security program that fosters collaboration, coupled with feedback loops and metrics
- How embracing differences within an organization can lead to increases in productivity and security
- Effective policy and control designs that enhance business objections as opposed to stifling them
About the Speaker
Chris Nelson has a passion for security, especially building security programs and teams in incredibly dynamic organizations. Chris is currently the Vice President of ISSA’s Denver Chapter, and Director of Security for Distil Networks, where he continues to expand his theories on using Permaculture in the design and implementation of security programs and controls. Chris held a similar role at Rally Software after working with Aetna as a security, compliance and privacy lead. Previously, he held similar roles with Return Path and has served multiple Fortune 500 clients in a consulting capacity.
The future for women in Cyber Security is NOW.
Despite the growing demand and tremendous opportunities in the job market, cyber security remains an area where there is a significant shortage of skilled professionals regionally, nationally and internationally.
At EC-Council University we want to empower and recognize women who are results-driven and able to manage multiple disparate tasks while leading groups to achieve positive outcomes and astonishing professional successes.
Even worse, women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low. Women are detail oriented with an analytical mind that quickly assess and achieve solutions to the most difficult problems, prioritizing and executing in a rapid, dynamic environment.
“At EC-Council University we wish to highlight these prestigious women and set examples for others to follow suit.”
Something is seriously wrong here. Businesses spend millions every year on the latest security technologies to keep their businesses safe – and then they still get attacked! Why does this continue to happen over and over again, and what can we do about it? This presentation – loaded with compelling research data from many different industry sources – provides revealing statistics on how bad this cyber security problem really is, and why it has continued to get worse despite your best efforts. But, if you’re willing to think differently about network security, there is now a way you can eliminate a huge number of attacks on your network, improve productivity of your IT staff, keep your business safe, and save a significant amount of money in the process. Skeptical, right? Well attend this session, learn the facts, then decide for yourself.Read more >
-- Middle East CISO of the Year -- Global CISO of the Year Runner Up --
An overall deep level analysis of why it is important to go back to basics, and basics of risk based approach towards information security. The session will be covering the current and historical state of information security, its challenges, and the way to get the right security for any organisation. Risk based approach, frameworks, high level steps, cost-benefit analysis, prioritisation of corrective measures based on risk categories, and presenting the information security plans to executive management based on a risk based approach. This is extremely key, when the organisational perimeters are not physical anymore, and organisational boundaries cannot be clearly defined within a firewall or a router, due to the adoption of new technologies and solutions like cloud, big data, mobiles etc.
Randy Franklin Smith of Ultimate Windows Security has been busy researching the changes to audit policy and the security log in Windows 10. He’ll be updating the Security Log Encyclopedia to reflect these changes and I’m going to show you these changes live in this upcoming real training for free ™ webinar. Here’s what to expect:
• Microsoft has added a new “Audit Group Membership” subcategory to audit policy that documents all the groups a user belongs to at the moment of logon – whether an interactive logon to a workstation or a remote logon as to a file server. Smith will discuss the interesting ways you can use this information to enhance your monitoring of different types of users.
• The other new audit policy, “Audit PNP Activity” allows you to audit connection of external devices by the Windows plug and play system.
• Microsoft has new events and more fields to some existing events so that get additional useful information on activity like: Logons, process creation, enumeration of the local SAM account database and changes to Boot Configuration Database (BCD).
A lot of these changes are valuable enhancements that will help you catch endpoint security threats more effectively. Furthermore, Smith will show specific examples of these new events and point out the new fields in existing events.
LogRhythm, has sponsored this real training for free ™ session. LogRhythm has a new version of their cool SIEM out and Erick Ingleby will demo the new version 7.1. This includes the introduction of a new back-end technology for storing all log data that provides greater scalability, search performance, faster indexing rates, and enables new capabilities such as unstructured search against the full log message text.
In this webinar I will discuss what security culture is, where it belongs in the organisation, and how good security culture can reduce the likelihood of being breached. I will point to research on culture, human behaviours, and how to motivate people to do the right thing.Read more >
Join us on September 24 for a BrightTALK-exclusive live stream of SNIA's Data Storage Security Summit morning sessions.Read more >
Since 2013 we have created a Security Champions network in Diageo across our 21 markets globally.Given limited resources, we had a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve and we took a top-down approach to gain support for the initiative. We developed SMART objectives with a view to slowly and demonstrably driving value for Diageo employees and management over time. This is the story of how we achieved mutual benefit both for us in the central Security team and for the market Security Champions & their colleagues. Key takeaways will include;
1: Aim for a Win-Win situation;
2: Gain support from senior management first;
3: Empower your champions;
4: Build the program into champions’ annual targets or development plans;
5: Actively drive network continuous improvement.
For more than two decades organizations worldwide have failed at creating the security awareness we have aimed for. Instead of continuing doing things we already know are failing to give us the results we need, Mr. Roer and his team set out to analyse what the key elements in successful awareness programs are, and what the major reasons for failure are. The research project was the basis to create the Security Culture Framework, a free and open methodology on organizing successful awareness campaigns that creates lasting cultural change. Today, the framework is being used by a large number of organizations around the world, to build and maintain security culture. In this talk, Mr. Roer will walk you through the four basic principles of the Security Culture Framework, and explain how to be successful when building security culture.Read more >