September NY Information Security Meetup

This is a past event

205 people went

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Title: CSO <> Executives communication crossing the chasm risk jargon to business speak

As Chief Security Officer for Apple Leisure Group, Dr. David Whipple is an ardent supporter of Business enablement with security technologies that reduce organizational risk to an acceptable level and reducing cost associated with buying the security boutique-of-the-week solutions that don’t always integrate. He has a long and varied history of working with executives and business leaders in translating security Greek in to the language of Business to accomplish organizational objectives. He has a 26-year background in Military in Information Security and IT, with a 12 year fine-polishing with commercial organizations in Banking and Finance, Health Care, eCommerce, Power and Critical Infrastructure. The body of his academic research and papers surround the relationships between Risk Management, Information Security, and Organizational Culture. In his spare time Dr. Whipple also serves as the Cybersecurity Program Director at Yeshiva University and Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

Title: Migrating to Office 365: why you should use a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)?

Presenters: Gleb Evfarestov, Sr. Solutions Engineer Bitglass. Coming from the customer side and working in Healthcare industry for over 13 years, Gleb has a strong experience in data and network security. From having the on-hands experience with IAM, AD, SSO, Citrix, VMWare and Application access controls at Memorial Sloan Kettering to being the Solutions Engineer at Pulse Secure start-up (an off-spring from Juniper Networks for NAC and VPN) to Senior Solutions Engineer at Bitglass, Inc. – the Cloud Security Access Broker (CASB) at present.

Abstract: Microsoft is pushing the enterprises to migrate away from on-prem Exchange and Sharepoint infrastructure to Office 365. Why Cloud Access Security Broker should be an immediate solution for your security needs. No one disputes the value of “anytime, anywhere” computing, but there is a concern about the risk associated with access to sensitive and regulated data (PII/PHI) via unmanaged (personal) devices and unsanctioned cloud applications in REAL time.

In this presentation you’ll learn about real-world approaches to some of the most vexing challenges of mobile and cloud computing, and how you can ensure O365 access and data security/compliance through working with a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Fireside with Chat Michael A. Echols CISSP, MBA

CEO and Board Member IACI
CEO Max Cybersecurity LLC

Michael A. Echols (Mike), is the CEO of a Kennedy Space Center based non-profit called IACI, and CEO of a for-profit company he founded called Max Cybersecurity LLC, located in Washington DC.

Mr. Echols spent 7 years in critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity leadership at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He led several White House national security initiatives before resigning his position in September 2016.

Speaker: Ashish is the founder of largest DevSecOps community event in Aus-NZ and Practice Director for security in Versent. With over decade of experience in various security roles, Ashish is often found sharing his passion for DevSecOps and Cloud security in meet ups and conferences all across Australia and internationally. He runs DevSecOps workshops for enterprises around the world to help enhance security in a DevOps driven culture.

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Abstract: Traditional Security is isolated and possibly dead if it doesn’t change to DevOps

Presentation Synopsis: Traditional Security has served it’s purpose for all the waterfall years but with the advent of cloud based infrastructure the old security rules don’t apply. I will share how DevSecOps is disrupting the old ways of security.

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