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Newark CyberSecurity Conference

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 ET

Live in Person @ Newark Marriott Airport

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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 is a Team Sport.”

Michael Geraghty

Chief Information Security Officer State of New Jersey

Michael Geraghty is the State of New Jersey’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). In these roles Director Geraghty is responsible for the development and execution of the State’s cybersecurity strategy. He is responsible for leading and coordinating New Jersey’s cybersecurity efforts while building resiliency throughout the State and has direct responsibility for all aspects of statewide cybersecurity operations; governance, risk and compliance; and incident response.

Mr. Geraghty is an accomplished cybersecurity executive with a history of building innovative and model programs in private and public sector enterprises including roles as CISO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Chief Information Officer of the National and International Centers for Missing and Exploited Children, Vice President of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial, and Network Intrusion Detection Manager, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. Mr. Geraghty began his career with the New Jersey State Police, where he served 12 years and led the formation and development of its High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit.

He has provided expert testimony before the United States Congress and in federal, state, and international courts on computer crime investigations and forensics. Geraghty is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association and has held leadership roles in the National Strategic Policy Council on Cyber and Electronic Crime.

CISO/Industry Leader Panel

“Cybersecurity Leaders and Experts on Current Cyberthreats and Practices”

Richard Cocchiara

Chief Innovation & Security Officer
Cognitient Corp.

Bio

Jeff Hudesman

CISO
Pinwheel

Bio

Howard Israel

Virtual CISO (V-CISO)
Mandiant

Bio

Anthony Scarola

IT Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) | IT Change Management, BC/DR | vCISO
Apple Bank

Bio

Ayesha Prakash

Cyber Threat Intelligence & Strategic Alliances Leader & Advisory Board Member
CSFI & KELA

Bio

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Agenda

Times are subject to change

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks | Networking | Check In

Presentation

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Harden Your Networks and Critical Infrastructure Against Russian Cyber Activity

What three things you should do to prepare your defenses

Keeping our customers safe and protected is our highest priority.  The US Federal Gov’t recently issued a warning to the private sector to harden their cyber security infrastructure and defenses based on new intelligence around potential Russia cybersecurity attacks.

What can you do to prepare?

There is no way to know for certain what an attack may look like, but you can prepare.  Join us on and learn what three steps you should immediately take to protect your networks and infrastructure.

Rob McNutt

Chief Technology Officer Forescout
Bio
Forescout logo

Presentation

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Cyber Warriors or Cyber Geeks

Traditional lines are blurred. The President of the Ukraine makes a global appeal for any citizen with a hacker skillset to help their cyber war & within one week, 250,000 people join a Telegram account to coordinate attacks against Russia. A retiree invests in bitcoin, only to find all the money’s been stolen from their ewallet. Gas stations in Iran are hacked & the dissident group published the Supreme Leader’s personal phone number for tech support. A cybercrime syndicate provides excellent tech support, to help victims pay ransoms & issues them a receipt. Check Point finds & blocks over 7,000 brand new attacks each & every day.

With all this noise, how do you know from where the next threats will come?

In this session, Eddie Doyle will provide a summary of last year’s interesting attacks, along with predictions for 2022 & some practical advice on what you can do today!

Eddie Doyle

Cyber Security Evangelist Check Point Software Technologies, Inc.
Bio
checkpoint logo

Break

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sponsor Networking Time

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Presentation

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Finding Clarity in Chaos: A Look at the Hardening Cyber Insurance Market

Be it data breaches, phishing emails, embedded malware or ransomware, organizations – SMBs and enterprises, alike – are finding themselves the targets of cyber attacks all too frequently. According to the Theft Resource Center, the number of data breaches in the U.S. in 2021 increased by more than 68% year-over-year, with the average total breach cost nearing $4.24 million.

Cyber insurance has become a necessary tool for many organizations in this increasingly hard-fought fight against cyber bad actors. However, the cyber insurance market is changing fast. Organizations interested in cyber insurance today will likely face higher premiums, stricter underwriting requirements, and policy limitations.

Attend this presentation to get clarity on the current state of the cyber insurance market, the primary benefits of having cyber insurance, and a practical guide for obtaining cyber insurance.

Erin Meyers

Sr. Manager Bitdefender
Bio

Jadon Montero

Senior Director Bitdefender
Bio

Presentation

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Conducting forensic investigations in a zero-trust environment.

The Zero-Trust security approach is quickly becoming the standard for corporations

and agencies. Within the United State government agencies, and those doing business with government agencies have been mandated to adopt a zero-trust level of security by 2024. This presentation will cover what Zero-Trust is, how it may impact the legitimate security work being carried out by you, and how investigations may be carried out in a Zero-Trust environment.

Justin Tolman

Forensic Evangelist Exterro
Bio

Break

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Sponsor Networking Time

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11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch

Keynote

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Cybersecurity is a Team Sport.”

Michael Geraghty

Chief Information Security Officer State of New Jersey
Bio

Break

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Sponsor Networking Time

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Presentation

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Actionable guidance to help make the case for security program funding to gain these benefits:  An improved security staffing process that meets the organization’s need for skilled personnel within budget.  A fully optimized security operations center that supports growth, is secure against threats, and facilitates security in cloud, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.  A risk management mechanism to mitigate security risks associated with technology and staffing the security operations functions to secure the increasingly distributed enterprise.

Ken Corris

Director, Solutions Architecture deepwatch
Bio

Presentation

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fast and Furious Attacks: Using AI to Surgically Respond

Fast-moving cyberattacks can strike at any time, and security teams are often unable to react quickly enough. Join to learn how Autonomous Response takes targeted action to stop in-progress attacks without disrupting your business. The discussion includes real-world threat finds.

Explore today’s threats and challenges and learn how advances in AI have been leveraged to allow for very surgical actions to be taken autonomously – where humans can no longer react fast enough.

Justin Fier

Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analysis Darktrace
Bio
Darktrace Logo

Break

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Sponsor Networking Time

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Presentation

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Zero Trust and Microsegmentation – Easier Than You Think

Zero Trust has got to be one of the most talked about themes in cyber security.  While the term means different things to different people, there are two things that can be agreed on:  it’s a journey worth taking and microsegmentation is a key pillar of that journey. The next question always is how do you get started?

Regardless of the sophistication of ransomware, the end goal is always the same:  get in through a vulnerability and move laterally through your network.  Join this presentation as we help peel back the layers to provide you simple steps to protect yourself from these threats that include:

  • Gaining visibility to where you are the most vulnerable
  • Closing risky ports
  • Leveraging tools you already have in place without adding layers of complexity

While the journey can seem intimidating, we’ll help you realize that it doesn’t take a team of 100 or a PhD to deploy zero trust microsegmentation that will protect your organization and keep ransomware at bay.

Christer Swartz

Principal Technical Engineer Illumio
Bio

Presentation

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Rethink your Third-Party Risk Strategy in an Uncertain World

As organizations begin to recover from the pandemic, third-party risk management (TPRM) is more important than ever before. Faced with supply chain disruption and cyber threats, businesses are re-assessing their dependence on partners and taking a closer look at the risk they introduce. According to a recent study by KPMG, third-party risk management is a strategic priority for 85 percent of businesses.

How you identify and manage the risks of working with third parties is critical because your compliance, revenue, and company reputation are dependent on all parties fulfilling their contractual, security and privacy obligations. Yet, managing the risk associated with your partners is increasingly challenging.

Join Reciprocity experts as we share and discuss with you:

  • Market Dynamics driving the risk vs. opportunity balance

  • 5 key considerations to better identify, manage and mitigate third party risk

  • Real world examples of improving TPRM visibility and efficiency

Rob Ellis

Chief Strategy Officer Reciprocity
Bio

Break

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Sponsor Networking Time

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Panel Discussion

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Cybersecurity Leaders and Experts on Current Cyberthreats and Practices”

Richard Cocchiara

Chief Innovation & Security Officer Cognitient Corp.
Bio

Jeff Hudesman

CISO Pinwheel
Bio

Howard Israel

Virtual CISO (V-CISO) Mandiant
Bio

Anthony Scarola

IT Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) | IT Change Management, BC/DR | vCISO Apple Bank
Bio

Ayesha Prakash

Cyber Threat Intelligence & Strategic Alliances Leader & Advisory Board Member CSFI & KELA
Bio

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

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