The Best Defense Is An Offense-Informed Defense

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Jeff Schmidt, VP & Chief Security Officer, Columbus Collaboratory

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In this session, you will learn how an offense-informed defense approach will enable your security team to cut through the noise, be more effective at both identifying the most likely and riskiest attacks and thwarting them faster at less cost. We will discuss how to understand not only the attack vectors, the attackers’ tactics, techniques and procedures but also the residual effects so that, in an environment of almost immeasurable alerts and alarms, your team can focus on the indicators that are the most important. Jeff Schmidt, VP and Chief Cyber Security Innovator at Columbus Collaboratory is an accomplished cybersecurity expert with a background in security and risk management. He founded JAS Global Advisors LLC, a security consulting firm in Chicago, and Authis, a provider of innovative risk-managed identity services for the financial sector. Jeff is a board member for Delta Risk LLC, A Chertoff Group Company, a global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. In 1998, he worked with the FBI to create the InfraGard Program, receiving commendations from the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI. He is an adjunct professor of systems security engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, at The Atlantic Council. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

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