Over 1,500 attended the 2016 Security Congress in Orlando, FL. This year’s Congress advanced security leaders with an exciting week packed full of education, networking, vendor solutions, and fun. Take a look into the week at #ISC2Congress to see what it’s all about! Save the date for 2017 Security Congress – September 25 – 25, 2017 – Austin, TX.
James McQuiggan, CISSP Product & Solution Security Officer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Companies today are increasingly discovering that it is difficult to determine which standard they should implement to secure their company's data, assets and people. Within the manufacturing, oil and gas, and electricity industries, they have a responsibility to themselves but also to customer's demands to be secure and compliant. Which one should they use? NIST, ISO, UL, NERC CIP, IEC 62443? This alphabet soup of standards certainly gets confusing. Is there a right one to use? Should more than one be used? From the purchaser standpoint in regards to a long-term model for industry control systems and how commodity hardware and software are demanding a change in paradigm, but rate cases do not allow for it.
Tariq Shaikh, CISSP, PMP, ITIL IT Program Manager, IAM Aetna
Exploitation of privileged access is the #1 root cause of most large scale breaches in the recent past. Organizations are at risk of exploitation as there are typically limited controls (tools, processes) to manage privileged access and little to no comprehensive view of these controls A well-run Privileged Access management program can considerably mitigate the intentional/unintentional misuse of privileged access at all levels in the IT Stack (Host, Database, Network, Applications). This session will provide pointers on how to run a successful multi-year Privileged Access Management Program.
The migration to cloud services provides companies with enormous opportunities to deliver their brand worldwide. The ease by which the cloud providers enable their complex services offers convenience. Yet, the providers do not always take into consideration security requirements needed to safeguard sensitive data, maintain compliance and protect against data breaches.
We will answer the question of how do you perform an audit against an environment that consists of hundreds of resources that are all located world-wide? How do you validate that the deployment aligns with corporate policies? We will introduce open source tools to show how data can be collected across AWS deployments, and we’ll discuss how to interpret the results in that green is good and red is bad may not always apply.
Gregory Braunton National Director, Threat Management, Incident Response & Forensics Catholic Health Intiatives
Litigation happens. Is your preservation, collection, presentation and reporting function legally defensible? Likewise, do you have events within your enterprise that require a methodical investigation using digital forensics--a cyber incident, employee abuse, HR investigations, employment or organizational lawsuits? Need legally sound email preservation and collection, or investigate TOR/BitTorrent client, illicit use, fraudulent activities, or AUP violations? Learn the trained staff, tools, processes, workflows and synergistic relationships with privacy, legal, HR and risk teams required to run successful, value-added and indispensable digital forensics and eDiscovery functions companywide. Digital forensics is a necessary core competency and capability for the modern information security function in enterprises small and large.
Kevin McNamee, CISSP, Director, Threat Intelligence, Nokia
If the new generation of smartphone ransomware is combined with worm-like spreading capability akin to something like Wannacry, the result could be catastrophic. We will look at several examples of smartphone ransomware with demonstrations showing how the phone is infected, how the device is locked, what data is encrypted, how the ransom is paid and what can be done about it. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on the evolution of smartphone ransomware and how the technology could be leveraged to launch a major attack against the mobile network services by disabling a significant number of handsets.
Many of the top security vendors, information security specialists and cybersecurity professionals are claiming how artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the face of defending against the most advanced attacks. Most vendors fail to be transparent on how these technologies work. We are bombarded with buzzwords, yet we don't understand what they mean, what the technology does, and how we should keep vendors accountable. When we look for the details on the specifics of what makes these products effective, we are usually given vague answers or told it is a proprietary technology. The truth is there is no magic behind machine learning.
This talk will examine the details behind the mechanics on artificial intelligence and machine learning. We'll discuss how different techniques are being used to detect malware, malicious domains, phishing emails and other threats. We will examine how these systems need to be set up and trained, and the inherent weaknesses built into them.
We will examine why these technologies fail and how attackers routinely bypass these methods for detection to infiltrate systems. Attendees will learn about advance attacker techniques and how hackers are using machine learning against organizations that use them.
Learn to look past the marketing hype and understand the true value and limitation of cybersecurity AI. You will understand what the technology actually has the capability of achieving and how to hold vendors who claim they utilize the technology accountable.
M. K. Palmore, MBA, CISM, CISSP Assistant Special Agent in Charge - Cyber Branch Federal Bureau of Investigation
A strong understanding of risk management principals has been the new call to action for information security professionals. This is surely a necessary component of developing a strong information security posture, but maintaining a firm grasp and understanding of the cyber threat landscape remains foundational in establishing world-class security. This session examines the threat landscape and places emphasis on basic risk management principals needed to convey the need for resources to the C-suite and boards of directors.
Kristy Westphal, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CIPP/US CSIRT, Vice President MUFG Union Bank
Table top exercises are key in properly preparing for incident response. Ever wonder why you hear the sound of snoring during them? This talk will bring together ideas, examples and methods that you can try in your table top exercises to not only make them meaningful, but truly uncover gaps in your incident response playbooks and help drive valuable post-mortem action plans. We will also touch on how to derive meaningful metrics from your exercises to report back to your management to show that it was time well spent and that there needs to be more time spent on them!
Many organizations have adopted machine learning and data analytics to help them identify security anomalies. However, mere identification isn’t good enough in a world where Petya and other modern attacks can take down 15,000 servers in a single organization in under two minutes. To combat these new types of malware, organizations need to be looking at Model-Driven Security Orchestration, where the security responses to emerging threats and attacks are automated and driven at machine speed. In this presentation, Aetna will provide an overview of our security orchestration program, including what worked, what didn’t and lessons learned.
Bring the human aspect of cyber safety to your business, local schools and community with the latest Garfield program and other new, engaging educational opportunities from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. As cybersecurity experts, you know the dangers our current and future generations are facing online. This is your chance to feel good and make an impact in your community. Join the conversation and get involved.
Ron Woerner, MS MIS, CISSP, CISM, PCI QSA – President & Chief Cybersecurity Consultant, RWX Security Solutions
Every cybersecurity professional needs to keep a toolkit of programs, apps and resources for troubleshooting and securing systems. In this session (updated from 2017), you will see and learn about common tools used in cybersecurity assessments, investigations and administration. The presenter will demonstrate ways to use these tools in both home and work. Tools to be demonstrated include virtual environments, Kali Linux, OWASP ZAP, Bash scripting, Windows PowerShell, Windows SysInternals Suite, Wireshark, nmap and many more. This was one of the most popular sessions of the 2017 Security Congress. In the discussion of these tools, you will understand techniques to optimize their use based on the need and circumstance.
Zane Lackey, Chief Security Officer, Signal Sciences
The standard approach for web application security over the last decade and beyond has focused heavily on slow gatekeeping controls like static analysis and dynamic scanning. However, these controls was originally designed in a world of Waterfall development and their heavy weight nature often cause more problems than they solve in today's world of agile, DevOps, and CI/CD. This session will share practical lessons learned at Etsy on the most effective application security techniques in today's increasingly rapid world of application creation and delivery.
John McCumber, Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy, North America, (ISC)2
The 2018 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study finds the cybersecurity skills shortage continues to grow. But the news isn’t all doom and gloom. Our latest deep dive into the issues and challenges facing cybersecurity professionals adopts a new approach to more broadly define the cybersecurity workforce. The study reveals a relatively satisfied, younger and more diverse field of practitioners focused on developing their skills and advancing their careers. Join (ISC)² Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy, North America, John McCumber On November 20, 2018 at 1:00PM Eastern as we examine how practitioners are dealing with the workforce gap while balancing skills development, hiring priorities and everyday threats they face.
Sharon Smith, Founder & Princ Consultant, C-Suite Results; Rob Ayoub, Program Dir, IDC; Derrick Butts, Truth Initiative
(ISC)2 will hold its Security Congress 2018 in New Orleans, Oct. 8 – 10. This conference will bring together 2000+ attendees and more than 100 educational sessions. One of the 13 tracks at the conference will focus on Professional Development and the challenges practitioners face advancing their careers, and staying ahead of the latest best practices and strategies with ongoing education. On Aug. 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. Eastern, join (ISC)2 and several speakers who’ll be presenting in the Professional Development track at Security Congress as we preview their sessions and discuss why professional development is so critical to advancing a career and knowledge.
Mike Brannon, Dir, Infrastructure & Security, National Gypsum; Tim Sills,Accudata; Tyler Smith, IT Analyst, John Deere
(ISC)2 will hold its Security Congress 2018 in New Orleans, LA, October 8th – 10th. This conference will bring together 2000+ attendees and over 100 educational sessions. One of the 13 tracks that are being offered with focus on Cloud Security and challenges practitioners face when dealing with all things cloud. On July 24, 2018 at 1:00PM Eastern, join (ISC)2 and several of the speakers who’ll be presenting in the Cloud track as we preview their sessions, get an idea of what will be discussed and discuss the state of cloud security today.
The panel will consist of members from (ISC)² Management and (ISC)² Board of Directors who will be ready to answer any questions that you may have regarding membership, certifications, information security, etc. The meeting is open to member and non-members.
Dan York, CISSP | DNS Security Program Manager Internet Society
When was the last time you thought about your Domain Name System (DNS) server? Do you realize DNS is insecure by default? Are you prepared for attacks against your DNS infrastructure? Often a DNS server is set up and then forgotten. You will learn about why you need to be paying attention to this critical core network service. How can DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) ensure the integrity of DNS info? How can the DANE protocol add a layer of trust to applications and services using TLS? What is happening with the DPRIVE work to use DNS over TLS? And why should enterprises be concerned?
This session will explore why you need to pay attention to DNS security for a more trusted and secure internet.
• Describe the threats to the security and privacy of DNS servers.
• Understand and describe the mechanisms to protect DNS, such as DNSSEC, DANE and DPRIVE.
• List actions to protect attendees' home networks.
Sean Cordero, CISSP,CISA,CRISC,CISM | Senior Executive Director, Optiv
When security experts are promoted to top leadership positions within their organizations, there often is inadequate time to analyze and jettison the mindsets that worked well as individual contributors but now threaten to undermine their new roles. Often, this drowns out positive changes these leaders hope to see and leaves the security leader gasping to be heard, even though they may be yelling. More of the same will not work. A shift in approach is required.
This session will provide a firsthand view into what has made some security leaders successful. It will also provide actionable insights for those aspiring to security leadership roles on how to craft a message and an approach that is heard, respected and incites action across the organization.
• Identify self-defeating security leadership behaviors which undermine the credibility, resonance and trust needed to drive organizational-wide change; then identify the actions they can take towards addressing their professional gaps.
• Articulate the differences between a successful security leader and a security expert: How to survive the transition from a security subject matter expert into a person who is now responsible for the success of other professionals, the program and the business
• Develop a plan of action to improve leadership skills and develop momentum for attendees' security programs in which they become an impactful agent for positive change.
Micro-segmentation and cloud architectures decrease threat landscape by design. However, this smaller threat surface creates a false sense of good security. This presentation will clearly demonstrate 10 security controls that are missing in such architectures. Standard private (OpenStack and NSX) and public cloud architectures (AWS and Azure) with micro-segmentation will be presented and analyzed for 10 security controls that are missing. They include identification, authentication, authorization, vulnerability, anti-virus, advance persistence threat detection, denial of service and data protection, visibility with analytics and security system automation.
Attendees will learn how to add these 10 controls to micro-segmentation to architect strong security. We'll show how the implementation of most of these controls may be used to set a foundation for zero-trust model implementation.
• Learn what security controls are missing in micro-segmentation in private and public cloud implementations
• Learn how to go about implementing 10 security controls presented
• Learn how to use these 10 security controls to set a foundation for zero-trust implementation
Harvey Nusz | Kevin Stoffell | Mariano Benito | Andrew Neal
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation is a huge culture change for those U.S. companies doing business within the EU or with EU citizens, and those who store these users' data in the United States. And it's coming in less than a year. Join an accomplished panel, including a practitioner from Europe and hear about how to prepare for GDPR, what companies must implement, enforce and measure. We'll also explore compliance controls and how that will change the workforce behavior, while allowing EU citizens access to data.
- Understand the major requirements of GDPR, the magnitude, and scope of its differences with U.S. privacy laws (think HIPAA), and truly appreciate the gargantuan task of implementing a cultural change within your workforce to avoid costly fines and breaches.
- Understand access methodologies and choose the method that fits your needs, as this is key. This new privacy culture will not allow giving read access where a workforce member has no need to access privacy data, and will require obfuscation of privacy data in testing.
- Learn how best to architect GDPR implementation in your environment, and how to apply architectural principles to maximize effectiveness and minimize unintended consequences.