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  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    8:30 am
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    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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    Your opportunity to visit our solution vendor partners, whose sponsorship makes SecureWorld possible! Booths have staff ready to answer your questions. Look for participating Dash For Prizes sponsors to be entered to win prizes.

    9:00 am
    [Fireside Chat] The Future of Executive Leadership in Security
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    9:00 am - 9:45 am

    Join this discussion as our group of CISOs and senior leaders discuss AI, staffing, disruptive technologies, legal challenges, are more!

    9:45 am
    Networking Break
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    9:45 am - 10:00 am
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    10:00 am
    Insider Threat Actors & Artificial Intelligence
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    Sr. Director, Cyber Security, Acumatica, Inc.
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    10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Threat methods and controls utilized for the corporate workforce that now expands beyond the office building and into remote locations is not as comprehensive and effective for those who are typically in the office. The intent of employees may not be malicious but rather inherent to poor practices; however, there are those who happen to begin unintentional but gradually become the intentional insider threat.

    This presentation is designed to help individuals identify how seemingly “innocent” activity can make them an insider threat, and how to identify behavioral elements utilizing a number of security solutions. Through live demonstrations, we will show how “everyday activities” can result in higher risk to the company.

    Objectives:

    • Learn the methodologies utilized by individuals within the organization that would be considered insider threat activity.
    • Learn how to identify system and user-based behavioral indicators.
    • Learn which existing or enhanced security layer can provide insider threat profile data.

    Take-Aways:

    • How to identify business processes which can contribute to intentional or unintentional insider threats.
    • Enhance procedures required to identify insider threat exposures.
    • Enhance awareness training to include additional methods of insider threat.
    • Enhance existing physical and digital security layers to better identify specific insider threat activity.
    10:00 am
    The Scams Affecting Your End-Users
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    Director & Helpline Manager, The Cyber Helpline
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    10:00 am - 10:45 am

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    10:00 am
    Securing Your Sensitive Assets in a Cloud-First World
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    10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Key take-away: 
    How to rethink database security controls in a cloud-first world.

    For most organizations, data repositories hold our most sensitive, mission critical assets. As enterprises continue their digital transformation journeys, data repositories and the sensitive assets within are more exposed than ever before for several reasons, including a dramatic rise in the:

    • Amount of data created, collected, and stored
    • Number of repositories storing sensitive data across clouds
    • Number of users and applications that need access to data
    10:45 am
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    10:45 am - 11:00 am

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    11:00 am
    Security Awareness and Behavioral Science
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    Chief Security Officer, Southern Methodist University
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    11:00 am - 11:45 am

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    11:00 am
    Ransomware 2.0: Unmasking the Cyber Extortion Era
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    Analyst, Security Incident Response III, BJC HealthCare
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    11:00 am - 11:45 am

    In this talk, we will embark on a journey into the heart of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, where the emergence of “Ransomware 2.0” marks a significant paradigm shift in cyber threats.

    Key take-away: The shift from ransomware to extortion tactics

    11:00 am
    [Panel] Achieving Continuous Compliance: How to Make IT Work for Your Organization
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    Product Evangelist, Automox
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    11:00 am - 11:45 am

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    11:45 am
    Networking Break
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    11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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    12:00 pm
    Cyber Fatigue Is REAL!
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    Privacy and Cybersecurity Specialist, Author, Speaker, and Strategist
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    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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    12:00 pm
    [Panel] Unveiling the Threat Landscape and Unmasking Digital Villains
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    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

    In the shadows of our digital world, a clandestine battle is waged against our data, systems, and infrastructure. These hidden threats, much like the villains of comic books, lurk in the shadows, seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and disrupt our digital lives. Join us as we delve into the ever-evolving threat landscape, unmasking the villains of the digital realm and exploring their nefarious tactics.

    Our panel of cybersecurity experts unravel the intricate world of cyber threats, shedding light on the latest trends, emerging attack vectors, and the expanding arsenal of malicious tools employed by cyber adversaries. Learn the motivations behind these threats, from profit-driven cybercriminals to state-sponsored actors wielding cyberweapons.

    Our panel provides a comprehensive overview of the current threat landscape.

    12:45 pm
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    12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

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    1:00 pm
    [Fireside Chat] Debunking Myths About Cybersecurity Insurance
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    Vice President, Cyber Liability, Woodruff Sawyer
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    CISO, The Anschutz Corporation
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    Adjunct Professor, Baylor School of Law; AVP, Cyber Solutions, Crum & Forster
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    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    In an era dominated by digital advancements and technological integration, the significance of cybersecurity has become more apparent than ever. As organizations grapple with the escalating threat landscape, the role of cybersecurity insurance has emerged as a critical component in mitigating potential financial losses. However, misconceptions and myths surrounding this specialized insurance are pervasive and can hinder informed decision-making.

    This session aims to debunk prevalent myths surrounding cybersecurity insurance, offering a comprehensive exploration of the nuanced landscape. We will delve into common misconceptions, such as the belief that cybersecurity insurance is a one-size-fits-all solution, the notion that it encourages lax security practices, and the myth that coverage is unnecessary for small to medium-sized enterprises.

    Through insightful discussions and real-world case studies, our expert speakers will unravel the complexities of cybersecurity insurance, shedding light on policy nuances, coverage limitations, and the evolving nature of cyber threats. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the vital role cybersecurity insurance plays in an organization’s risk management strategy and discover practical insights for optimizing their coverage.

    Join us for an engaging session that aims to empower organizations with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding cybersecurity insurance, ultimately fostering a more resilient and secure digital landscape.

    1:00 pm
    Threat Modeling 101: Star Wars Edition
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    Sr. Security Software Engineer, Microsoft
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    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” Using threat models is like getting the blueprint for the Death Star. They allow you to plan for potential scenarios or ambush attacks from stormtroopers with impossibly bad aim. Understanding the possible risks ensures your entire team will make it out of the garbage compactor and back to the Millennium Falcon.

    These ARE the droids you’re looking for….

    Fellow Rebels will gain an understanding of how to threat model, the risks and rewards, resources, and a demonstration of how to utilize threat modeling using the Death Star as a source!

    1:00 pm
    Guardians of the Ballot Box: Cybersecurity in Elections
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    Cybersecurity and Compliance Engineer, May Mobility
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    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    In this presentation, we address the critical challenge of defending electoral processes against targeted campaigns, elections and social engineering tactics. As elections increasingly become targets for cyber interference, safeguarding against these threats is paramount. We examine how campaigns and elections are targeted by malicious actors, aiming to disrupt democratic practices and sway voter sentiment.

    Through case studies and real-world examples, we illustrate the impact of social engineering on constituents, highlighting how misinformation and manipulation tactics can influence voter behavior and swing election outcomes. We also discuss strategies to prevent and mitigate these threats, including robust cybersecurity measures, public awareness campaigns, and enhanced education on recognizing and combating social engineering tactics.

    By understanding the tactics used by malicious actors and implementing proactive defenses, we can better protect the integrity of electoral processes and ensure that voters are empowered to make informed decisions. Join us as we explore practical steps to defend against targeted campaigns and safeguard the democratic process.

    1:45 pm
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    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

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    2:00 pm
    [Closing Keynote] Cyber Intel Briefing
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    CNN Military Analyst; U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Chairman, Cedric Leighton Associates, LLC
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    Founding Partner, CYFORIX (Former CISO & Sr. Executive at Keurig Dr Pepper, Comcast, HD Supply, and GE)
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    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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    Mike Muscatell
    Sr. Director, Cyber Security, Acumatica, Inc.

    Mike Muscatell is a seasoned IT veteran with more than 21 years in the Information Security field. He is a certified ethical hacker (CEH). Was honored as top 100 professionals in the Information Security field by Strathmore's for 2014. Member of a number of security organizations, including InfraGard and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cyber Committee.

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    Charlotte Hooper
    Director & Helpline Manager, The Cyber Helpline

    Charlotte is the Helpline Manager at The Cyber Helpline and has supported thousands of victims of cybercrime and online harm, specializing in cyberstalking and technology-facilitated intimate partner violence. On top of her role at The Cyber Helpline, Charlotte has a first-class degree in Policing and Criminal Justice and a masters degree in Cybercrime Investigation. Charlotte delivers cybercrime related training sessions around the world for police forces, victim support charities and private organizations. Her areas of expertise include: Cybercrime investigations, cybercrime law enforcement & regulation, open-source intelligence, cyberstalking & online harassment, the cybercrime & online harm threat landscape and the impact of cybercrime on victims.

    For more, read our interview with Charlotte here: https://www.secureworld.io/industry-news/what-is-the-cyber-helpline

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    George Finney
    Chief Security Officer, Southern Methodist University

    George Finney is a Chief Information Security Officer that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. He is the CEO and founder of Well Aware Security and the CSO for Southern Methodist University In Dallas, Texas. George has worked in Cybersecurity for nearly 20 years and has helped startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture. As a part of his passion for education, George has taught cybersecurity at SMU and is the author of several cybersecurity books, including "Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future" and "No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone." George has been recognized by Security Magazine as one of their top cybersecurity leaders in 2018 and is a part of the Texas CISO Council, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Palo Alto Networks FUEL User Group, and is an Advisory Board member for SecureWorld. George holds a Juris Doctorate from SMU and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John's College, as well as multiple cybersecurity certifications including the CISSP, CISM, and CIPP.

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    Matthew Maynard
    Analyst, Security Incident Response III, BJC HealthCare

    Matthew Maynard a seasoned cybersecurity professional with a wealth of experience in IT security and incident response. Currently serving as an IT Security Incident Response Analyst at BJC HealthCare, Matthew specializes in monitoring operations, networks, and infrastructure for security issues. His expertise extends to ethical hacking, penetration testing, and providing strategic leadership in various healthcare and corporate settings. With a diverse skill set encompassing CISSP, CASP+, and more, Matthew is dedicated to fortifying digital landscapes against emerging threats.

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    David van Heerden
    Product Evangelist, Automox
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    Panel Discussion
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    Belinda Enoma, CIPP/US
    Privacy and Cybersecurity Specialist, Author, Speaker, and Strategist

    Belinda Enoma is a privacy and cybersecurity consultant with a legal and technology background. She offers virtual privacy and cybersecurity services including risk mitigation solutions and building privacy programs from scratch. She is a writer, corporate trainer, lifestyle strategist, mentor, and coach to women in the cybersecurity and data protection industry. Her published work includes “Data breach in the travel sector and strategies for risk mitigation,” (Journal of Data Privacy and Protection, Volume 3.4, 2020). Belinda is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and has an LLM from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, New York.

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    David Anderson
    Vice President, Cyber Liability, Woodruff Sawyer

    David focuses on complex cyber, privacy, technology, and professional liability issues and is a dedicated and fierce advocate for his clients.

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    Sam Masiello
    CISO, The Anschutz Corporation

    Sam Masiello has been working with email, messaging, and fighting internet pollution for over 25 years. Prior to Beckage, he served as the CISO at Gates Corporation, where he was responsible for the company's data security, risk, and global compliance initiatives. Before that, he was CISO at TeleTech, where he oversaw the protection of employee, consumer, and customer data for all of the organization's clients, which included many Fortune 500 companies.

    Sam has also been the Chief Security Officer, Head of Application Security, and Head of Security Research at companies such as Groupon, Return Path, and McAfee. He currently serves as Director-at-Large of The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE), National Advisory Board Member for SecureWorld, and is an Executive Board Member of Colorado Cyber. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the Steering Committee of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), and a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

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    Violet Sullivan
    Adjunct Professor, Baylor School of Law; AVP, Cyber Solutions, Crum & Forster

    Violet Sullivan works with insurance carriers, trade associations, and individual business clients from around the world providing expert guidance on cybersecurity threat management and response. She represents Crum & Forster within the legal, insurance, and risk management channels to develop long-term relationships, recurring revenue, and new business growth. Ms. Sullivan is a licensed attorney in Texas and Pennsylvania and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), with her JD and MBA degrees from Baylor University. In addition to her full-time role, Violet serves as a professor of Cybersecurity & Privacy Law for Baylor Law School’s LL.M. Degree in Litigation Management, the first of its kind nationwide. Her diverse practice experience at both the individual and policy levels has prepared her for developing new tools and approaches to solving what is fast-becoming a pervasive and costly challenge in modern industry: how to respond to a cybersecurity incident.

    Early in her career, Violet worked on the incident responses for some of the largest and most notable data breaches to date, including: Home Depot, Sony, and Anthem. Her experience in managing scaled breach responses led to her expertise and proficiency in proactively preparing organizations for cyber incidents. In the past eight years, she has facilitated over 450 cyber incident simulations (tabletops) for public and private sector companies, including many Fortune 100 companies.

    As a cybersecurity and privacy attorney, Violet provides consulting services to respond to the needs of various cybersecurity programs. She reviews and develops customized incident response plans to ensure organizations are prepared to respond efficiently and effectively to a data breach. Violet also helps improve internal coordination by facilitating customized tabletop simulations focused on "pressure-testing" an organization's incident response procedures and protocols. Each of these customer-facing services mentioned has been built and developed for the purpose of creating long-standing relationships that turn to Violet for guidance, referrals, questions, and future projects.

    As a cybersecurity and privacy professor, Violet developed the entire curriculum for an innovative course on cybersecurity and privacy law for licensed attorneys working toward their LL.M. degree. The specific focus on litigation management has made Sullivan’s course and her lecture series uniquely valuable to experts across the United States.

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    Audrey Long
    Sr. Security Software Engineer, Microsoft

    Audrey Long is a Senior Security Software Engineer at Microsoft. She is passionate about making security accessible both to software engineers and as a career for girls in STEM. She holds DoD secret clearance and a Master of Science degree in Cyber Security from Johns Hopkins University.

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    Hemanth Tadepalli
    Cybersecurity and Compliance Engineer, May Mobility

    Hemanth Tadepalli is a Cybersecurity Compliance Engineer at May Mobility, excelling in the realm of autonomous transportation services. With a rich professional background spanning roles at AlixPartners, Mandiant, Google, and SensCy, he specializes in ensuring compliance with stringent standards like ISO 27001, SOC 2, ISO/SAE 21434, and others. Hemanth co-founded MYCAP (Michigan Young Cybersecurity Analysts and Professionals), fostering budding talents in the cybersecurity domain. Appointed by the Michigan Department of State in 2022, he served on the Collegiate Advisory Task Force, determined and implemented recommendations to improve voter education and engagement among universities across the state of Michigan. The task force played an important role in election security, integrity, and combatting the result of misinformation being spread.

    Hemanth has presented at the Detroit Automotive Cybersecurity Conference and various other prominent industry events, showcasing his expertise and thought leadership. He holds a Computer Science degree with a cybersecurity concentration and minors in Pre-Law, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship from Kettering University. Currently pursuing a Master's in Cybersecurity at the University of California, Berkeley, he continues to drive innovation and excellence in the cybersecurity landscape.

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    Col. Cedric Leighton
    CNN Military Analyst; U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Chairman, Cedric Leighton Associates, LLC

    Cedric Leighton is a CNN Military Analyst and a retired United States Air Force Colonel. On CNN, he has provided incisive commentaries on the Israel-Hamas War, the War in Ukraine, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and numerous other conflicts around the world. His analysis has been seen by millions of viewers around the world and provided much needed context to some of the most pressing national security issues of our time. As a U.S. Air Force officer, Colonel Leighton served at U.S. Special Operations Command, the Joint Staff, and the National Security Agency, where he helped train the nation's cyber warriors. A Middle East combat veteran, he is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Bronze Star. After serving 26 years as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer, Col. Leighton founded a strategic risk consultancy and became the co-founder of CYFORIX, where he advises multinational businesses on developing better cyber strategies designed to reduce risk and unpredictability.

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    VJ Viswanathan
    Founding Partner, CYFORIX (Former CISO & Sr. Executive at Keurig Dr Pepper, Comcast, HD Supply, and GE)

    VJ Viswanathan is a seasoned technology executive recognized and awarded for innovation, business capability transformation, and thoughtful mentorship. Most recently, VJ is the founding partner at CYFORIX, a global cybersecurity research, advisory, and strategic consulting firm delivering solutions to public and private sectors. He also serves as the CEO at TORQE, a specialized advisory firm focused on analytics, automation, and convergent technologies. VJ is the co-host of ELEVATEINTEL, a podcast series at the nexus of technology, social, and defense.

    With more than 25 years of pioneering enterprise technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance & risk management experience, VJ has a detailed track record of designing, implementing, and leading highly successful programs, products, and services at multinational Fortune 100 brands spanning CPG, telecom, media, supply chain, healthcare, and finance segments. As a strategic thought leader, VJ has delivered the first of its kind "Supply Chain Security" & “Omni-channel Risk Management” frameworks. As a published author and featured keynote speaker at global industry events, he approaches disruptive digital paradigms with innovation, creativity, and active collaboration with his key industry peers, researchers, national & international law enforcement, and defense groups.

    VJ is an active mentor at various incubators and accelerators groups, serves as an advisory board member for growth stage companies. As a strategic adviser to VC & PE firms, he specializes in developing market analysis, competitive product road maps, and guides in opportunity mapping. As a board member and subject matter advisor to CEOs and corporate directors, VJ evaluates and audits enterprise technology and cybersecurity programs for veracity and operational effectiveness.

    VJ is passionate about animal rights and giving back to the technology and security industry. He has created a rescue and foster care group for large breed dogs. He is actively engaged with academic institutions and purpose-driven professional groups like Minorities in Cyber Security, where he serves as a board member and chair of mentorship programs to develop the next generation talent through coaching and facilitating scholarships for technology and cybersecurity education.

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