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The biggest shift due to COVID-19 was the immediate move of the workforce to the “home office.” But the "home office" is really just your home environment and your organization’s computer. This leaves employees vulnerable without the comprehensive cyber defense protocols corporate office networks provide. Threat actors have identified this and are actively taking advantage of the situation.

In this session, we will cover the various attacks targeting the “home office,” how attackers can easily collect data about their targets, and what type of data cybercriminals have been selling in underground forums in the past year.
Recorded Jan 12 2021 50 mins
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Paul Prudhomme, Cyber Threat Intelligence Advisor, IntSights
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    Closing Keynote

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    - Brendan LAWS (Director, Solutions Architecture, Rapid7)
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  • Securing IoT Ecosystem leveraging CSA's IoT Framework Recorded: Oct 1 2021 17 mins
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  • Keynote : ​Cyber Resilience Recorded: Oct 1 2021 44 mins
    Praveen KULKARNI (Country Manager - Security Risk & Governance, Micro Focus)
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  • Keynote : Stepping Up the Security Journey Recorded: Oct 1 2021 16 mins
    Ramesh NARAYANSWAMY (CTO, Aditya Birla Capital)
    In this session we will discuss about the changing nature of digital transformation and how it is altering the thinking in the security landscape. It will cover the ways to integrate security at every step of development life cycle.
  • Welcome Remarks, Welcome Address & Opening Address Recorded: Oct 1 2021 26 mins
    Dr. Hing Yan LEE, Ekta MISHRA & Jim REAVIS
    Welcome Remarks
    ​Dr. Hing-Yan LEE (EVP APAC, CSA)

    Welcome Address
    Ekta MISHRA (Country Manager India, CSA)

    Opening Address
    Jim REAVIS (Co-Founder & CEO, CSA)
  • The Top Mistakes in Cloud Security and How to Avoid Them Recorded: Sep 30 2021 33 mins
    Yaniv Bar-Dayan, CEO and Co-founder, Vulcan Cyber
    Gartner Research recently predicted that “through 2025, more than 99% of cloud breaches will have a root cause of customer misconfigurations or mistakes.” Now that we know where we should focus our efforts to secure the enterprise cloud services we use, we should be able to move quickly to address mistakes and mitigate risk. Right?

    It's never that easy. But if we understand where our cloud security weaknesses exist and if we effectively prioritize risk and mitigate self-induced vulnerabilities, we'll be way ahead of the game.

    Cloud security is almost never the cloud service provider's problem and the sooner we take responsibility for the security of our cloud application infrastructure, the quicker we can mitigate risk.

    Unfortunately, cyber security initiatives too often fall short of objectives to actually secure cloud infrastructure. Lots of scanning and configuration checks, but not a lot of mitigation and remediation. There are so many moving parts in modern cloud application infrastructure, with dozens of stakeholders, and a crush of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that are growing exponentially.

    Join Yaniv Bar-Dayan, Vulcan Cyber co-founder and CEO, to learn from the top mistakes we've seen time and again in enterprise cloud security. Join us to learn about:

    • The top five mistakes in cloud security.
    • How to avoid these mistakes.
    • The latest native AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud security tools available today to help you enforce cyber hygiene across your multi-cloud surfaces.
  • How to Protect Your Cloud Environment from Supply Chain Attacks Recorded: Sep 29 2021 56 mins
    Ami Luttwak, Chief Technology Officer, and Alon Schindel, Product Architect, Wiz
    Supply chain attacks are on the rise with high-profile breaches such as Mimecast and Kaseya changing the way we approach supply chain risk. Cloud environments are particularly exposed because cloud identities are complex and even innocent looking privileges requested by third-party vendors can lead to unexpected levels of access. Research from Wiz Labs recently found that 82% of companies unknowingly provide third-party vendors highly privileged roles in their cloud environment. In this session, we will explore supply chain risks in the cloud and how to mitigate them to harden your cloud environment against attack.
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