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Virtual Houston CyberSecurity Conference

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 8am CDT

(CA, TX, CO, WA, AZ, OR, UT, OK)

Earn up to 10 CPE credits

About the Event

FutureCon Events brings high-level Cyber Security Training discovering cutting-edge security approaches, managing risk in the ever-changing threat of the cybersecurity workforce.

Join us as we talk with a panel of C-level executives who have effectively mitigated the risk of Cyber Attacks.

Educating C-suite executives and CISOs (chief information security officers) on the global cybercrime epidemic, and how to build Cyber Resilient organizations.

“Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem”

Gain the latest knowledge you need to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from advanced Cyber Threats. Demo the newest technology, and interact with the world’s security leaders and gain other pressing topics of interest to the information security community.

The FutureCon community will keep you updated on the future of the Cyberworld and allow you to interact with your peers and the world’s security leaders.

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Keynote Speaker

Bio

Cybersecurity & The Board: Choosing success over the Sarlacc Pit

Brian Contos

VP & CISO Mandiant Advantage

Brian is a seasoned executive, board advisor, and serial entrepreneur with 25+ years in the cybersecurity industry. After getting his start in security with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, he began the process of building security startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions, including Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee, Solera Networks, Cylance, JASK, and Verodin. Brian has worked in over 50 countries across 6 continents. He has authored several books, his latest with the former Deputy Director of the NSA and speaks at events globally such as Black Hat, RSA, & Interop. Brian writes for Forbes Magazine and is often interviewed by the media. He was recently featured in a cyberwar documentary alongside General Michael Hayden, the former Director of the NSA and CIA.

Panel Discussion

"CISO roundtable with the Human API"

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer
University of Tulsa

Bio

Rachel Arnold

The Human API

Bio

Pedro Serrano

Chief Information Security Officer
Grand River Dam Authority

Bio

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Agenda

Times are subject to change

8:00 am – 8:05 am

Opening Introductions

Presentation

9:00 am – 9:25 am

Rise of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Secure access service edge has quickly emerged as a hot topic in cybersecurity, but what exactly does it mean and why should organizations care? As cloud migration, BYOD adoption, and remote work have skyrocketed in prevalence, it has become increasingly apparent that organizations need to think differently about security. While legacy tools like firewalls are no longer equipped to handle the modern IT ecosystem, SASE platforms like Bitglass are built for this exact moment. In this presentation, you will learn:

  • The core components of a SASE platform like Bitglass.
  • The functionality you need to secure cloud, web, and remote access use cases.
  • Architectural considerations you should keep in mind when comparing SASE vendors. 

Kevin Sheu

Senior VP of Marketing Bitglass
Bio

Presentation

9:25 am – 9:55 am

Insider Risk Management: The alternative to traditional data protection is here!

We live in a world where employees are almost twice as likely to expose corporate data than they were prior to the pandemic. As a result, organizations have been struggling to solve this problem with legacy solutions such as DLP and need a dedicated Insider Risk Program instead. By attending this session, you will learn how an Insider Risk Management approach can provide the visibility you need to quickly mitigate data exposure risks without the obstacles commonly associated with blocking and tackling.

Tommy Todd

Vice President of Security Code42
Bio

Keynote

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Cybersecurity & The Board: Choosing success over the Sarlacc Pit

Brian Contos

VP & CISO Mandiant Advantage
Bio

Presentation

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Death, Taxes, & Ransomware: Make the Inevitable, Avoidable

With all the recent headlines, it seems the risk of ransomware has become an added certainty to the daily lives of Cybersecurity personnel. Adversaries are automating the initial stages of the cyber attack lifecycle in order to identify the best bang for their buck. How do organizations with limited resources even keep up? Adding another tool to the defensive stack just isn’t enough. How do you know it will reliably stand up against an actual threat? In this session, I will speak to specific techniques in identifying ransomware threats at different layers of the defensive stack that will help reduce risk & impact. Finally, we leverage the Pentera platform to automate a holistic view, emulating actual attacks to measure the resilience of all our efforts.

Stephen Tutterow

Sales Engineer Pentera
Bio

Panel Discussion

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

"CISO roundtable with the Human API"

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer University of Tulsa
Bio

Rachel Arnold

The Human API
Bio

Pedro Serrano

Chief Information Security Officer Grand River Dam Authority
Bio

Presentation

1:15 pm – 1:40 pm

Building a Response Strategy to Advanced Threats

Jeff Costlow

Deputy CISO ExtraHop
Bio

Presentation

1:40 pm – 2:05 pm

Crawl, Walk, Run Your Segmentation Approach

While there are varying definitions of what zero trust actually is, there is one thing everyone can agree on – segmentation is a key pillar.  Another thing everyone can agree on?  Segmentation is hard.  This presentation will highlight a way to begin your zero trust journey leveraging enforcement boundaries which will enable you to protect your digital crown jewels as you work through your end to end zero trust plan.

Christer Swartz

Principal Technical Marketing Engineer Illumio
Bio

2:20 pm – 2:45 pm

Detecting and Responding to Threats at the Speed of Business

The age of deterring attackers at your network’s entryways is no longer possible, so shortening their stay inside your environment is the most important thing you can do. That means security operations teams must concentrate on reducing dwell time, as well as improving mean time to detection (MTTD) and mean time to response (MTTR).Join this session and learn how security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) can:
  • Reduce MTTD and MTTR with context-driven investigations.
  • Proactively hunt for threats while overcoming the security skills shortage.
  • Ensure your security tech stack is working for you, not against you.
  • Take a “threat-centric” approach to decrease caseload by as much as 80%.

Nimmy Reichenberg

Chief Strategy Officer Siemplify
Bio

Presentation

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cybersecurity Operations

Ricardo Villadiego

Founder & CEO Lumu Technologies
Bio

Presentation

3:25 pm – 3:55 pm

Zero Trust and Access Management as a Service (AMaaS)

Organizations are moving to Zero Trust Security, and Identity and Access Management, IAM, is a key element of this new strategy. Modern Identity as a Service (IDaaS) platforms solve half of the IAM problem: Identity. Access Management as a Service (AMaaS), an emerging strategy, solves the other half: Access.

Canming Jiang

CEO & Co-Founder Datawiza
Bio

Presentation

3:55 pm – 4:20 pm

A Strategy For Securing Your Everything; How Non-Integrated Solutions Challenge Overall Enterprise Security

Security practitioners understand the need to implement new controls that help their organizations’ defend against the rising number of attacks and Fifth Generation threats like the SolarWinds Orion supply chain hack. But slowed economic growth and the push to secure systems from sophisticated new threats challenges many companies.

These global market conditions underscore the importance of employing a consolidation strategy with a unified security architecture at its center that protects cloud, networks, endpoints, and mobile devices.

Join Grant Asplund, Growth Technologies Evangelist for Check Point Software Technologies, as he shares the building blocks for putting in place a consolidation strategy that:

  • Increases security efficiency with a unified security architecture
    • Improves your organization’s overall threat prevention profile
    • Eliminates complexity caused by managing disparate systems
    • Reduces total cost of ownership

Grant Asplund

Chief Cyber Security Evangelist Check Point Software Technologies
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4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

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