RSA Key Sessions for 2017
By Carolyn Crandall
RSA 2017 is in full swing this week and there are a number of sessions that we are classifying as “must see”. We anticipate deception based detection technology to be covered both in formal meetings and information discussions during the conference. However, since our ThreatMatrix platform now addresses so many vertical markets (financial, healthcare, IoT, SCADA, retail and hospitality) as well as new problems around phishing, cloud security, ransomware, unified swift collaboration in cybersecurity incident response, and assistance through our partners that can help with threat hunting and remediation, we’ve included some of those. We’ve found some top talks for you but before you begin
Incident Response in the Public Cloud
February 14, 2017 | 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM | Marriott Marquis | Nob Hill A
Facilitator: Alex Maestretti, Manager, Security Intelligence and Response Team, Netflix
Conducting incident response (IR) in a public cloud is the same but different. IR on servers is not new and the public cloud is just other people’s servers; however, the “other people’s” part changes things a bit. This session will discuss public cloud incident response in which “they” handle the hypervisor and below and you handle the kernel on up.
Sizzle or Fizzle: Is Threat Intelligence Really Worth My Time?
February 14, 2017 | 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 8
Moderator: Dr. Anton Chuvakin, Research Vice President, Gartner
Panelist: Brian Engle, Executive Director, R-CISC
Panelist: Sean McBride, Attack Synthesis Lead, FireEye
Panelist: David Meltzer, CTO, Tripwire
This lively panel will pit the promises of security providers against the needs of enterprise defenders. Panelists will share the threat intelligence traps organizations should avoid, and how to operationalize this data for faster, more effective incident response. Attendees will leave knowing whether they’re ready to take on threat intelligence and, if so, how to get the most out of their investment.
The Future of Ransomware on the Internet of Things
February 14, 2017 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM | Moscone West | 2002
Moderator: Brian Russell, Chair – Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group, Cloud Security Alliance
Panelist: Ed Fok, Transportation Technologies Specialist, Federal Highway Administration
Panelist: Aaron Guzman, Principal Security Consultant, SecureWorks
Panelist: Gib Sorebo, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Leidos
A panel discussion with experts across industry verticals will look at the future of ransomware for the consumer devices, health care devices, connected and autonomous vehicles that make up the IoT. We will discuss exploitation methods and impacts that future ransomware will have on these connected devices and methods that industry can work together to combat the threat from becoming pervasive.
Moving Beyond Legacy Endpoint Security Technology
February 14, 2017 | 10:10 AM – 10:30 AM | South Expo Briefing Center
Supporting enterprises in complex and diverse environments requires technologically sophisticated security solutions to combat zero-day threats. Endpoint security providers sell legacy technology in layered formats, focusing on the reactive, as the only solution. New products can secure a system against unknown threats in addition to threats that may hide their malicious behavior while supporting enterprises in complex and diverse environments.
Speaker: Richard Melick, Technology and Product Evangelist, Cylance
Securing IoT: Tech’s Latest Wild West
February 14, 2017 | 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM | Marriott Marquis | Nob Hill D
IoT brings great opportunity for seamless experiences, but with few industry standards in place, it’s vulnerable to gaping security holes, evidenced in October’s DDOS attack, orchestrated via connected devices. Most don’t consider connected devices like cameras as threats, but anything connected to the Internet must be secured and protected. This talk will explore best practices for tackling IoT security.
Facilitator: David Levine, Vice President Information Security and CISO, Ricoh USA, Inc.
We hope you have a fun, inspiring and educational time at RSA. We’ll be reporting back on what we see that you should know about but we also encourage you to provide your list of best session, demonstrations and booths to share with all our readers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org