2015 Event Program
9:00 AM: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gary McGraw, CTO, Cigital, Inc.
Keynote Presentation: Cyber War, Cyber Peace, Stones, and Glass Houses
Washington has become transfixed by cyber security and with good reason. Cyber threats cost Americans billions of dollars each year and put U.S. troops at risk. Yet, too much of the discussion about cyber security is ill informed, and even sophisticated policymakers struggle to sort hype from reality. According to Dr. McGraw, Washington focuses on many of the wrong things. Offense overshadows defense. National security concerns dominate the discussion even though most costs of insecurity are borne by civilians. Meanwhile, effective but technical measures like security engineering and building secure software are overlooked. Dr. McGraw believes that cyber security policy must focus on solving the software security problem – fixing the broken stuff.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM:
- Cybersecurity-Employee Training: The Critical Element in Cybersecurity
This presenter will provide specifics on effective training programs to help employees understand today's vulnerabilities and threats to business operations. Elements of a well-defined cybersecurity policy will be covered. Attendees will return to their workplace with the key elements of a security-training program. Typically, training deals with the basics such as password usage and management, e-mail management, and browser management. Today's IT security professionals strongly recommend that training cover topics such as recognizing and dealing with social engineering, use of personal devices, recognition and response to phishing attempts, data confidentiality issues, outsourcing, and use of the Cloud. Employee awareness and training can help greatly reduce the risks of a cyber threat.
Presenter: Ben Smith, Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO), East Coast, RSA, a division of EMC
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM:
- Cloud: Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud Implementations
This panel will host a discussion a discussion of server virtualization and hybrid cloud implementation, touching on security & privacy concerns, performance expectations, ROI metrics, and support requirements. At some point all businesses find themselves running out of computing resources. Often this is a storage issue but in other situations, additional hardware might be required. Demanding time-to-market requirements might not allow time for procurement and implementation of new hardware. Constricting budgets may eliminate opportunities to maintain infrastructure. Businesses of all sizes are isolating information processing with an expectation that they can leverage outsourced data-center business models. The Cloud is here, and Server Virtualization will enable companies to be more agile, grow more rapidly, and dramatically reduce implementation risks.
Moderator: Andy Powell, Regional Sales Manager Dell (Wyse Technology)
Panelists: Joe Conlin, Senior Sales Engineer, TierPoint, Neil Holme, Principal, Impact Business Technology, Dan Salzillo, Principal, Bruner Consulting Associates
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM:
- The Dark Net
It's the underbelly of the web, a home to both scoundrels and political activists. A place only accessible by using specially designed anonymizing software. It's a secret place, where terrorists can hide their digital footprints, whistleblowers can safely reach out to media contacts, and illicit, underground nastiness occurs. Hear from someone who drops in occasionally, and who will provide a tantalizing tale of what goes on there.
Presenter: Bob Graham, Chairman & CEO, BlackRidge Technology
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM:
- Can Startups Solve IT's Pressing Problems-An Alternative Model for New Ideas and Solutions?
This panel discussion, including a venture capitalist, will present the case that start-ups can offer the IT department a solution for priority issues. Discussion will include navigating around the issue of financial stability and where to find innovative new companies. The Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) Insurance and Inspection Company will provide a case study presentation of their involvement with Meta. Meta, a San Francisco CA based startup with a focus on wearable computing – space glasses and augmented reality to improve remote collaboration and providing expertise just-in-time across the globe.
Moderator: Ronald Vernier, CIO, Hartford Steam Boiler
Panelists: Marija Curkovic, Head of Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance of Canada IT and Steve Obsitnik, Operating Partner, Saugatuck Advisory
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM:
- Data Encryption
As data breaches become more common, it is clear that a robust firewall is not sufficient to protect your enterprise. Many companies are now exploring the use of new encryption methods to secure the data. This session will discuss the trade-offs necessary to implement encryption tools, and provide a practical roadmap to consider these technologies.
Moderator: John Ayers, Sr Director Global Managed Security Services, Level 3 Communications
Panelists: Christopher Bernard, Managing Director IT Security & Risk, Cushman & Wakefield, Francis Cianfrocco, CEO, Bayshore Networks
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM:
- Keeping Control: Data Security and Vendor Management
Companies in a variety of sectors – from education and health care to manufacturing and professional services – are aggressively collecting, utilizing and deploying significant amounts of data across their business platforms. Today, the challenge is not so much the generation or collection of data, but how to safeguard the data from inappropriate use or disclosure. With breaches affecting tens of millions of individuals in the news regularly, all companies should be addressing how to protect the data they hold. For this topic, a panel of legal and data security experts will address the risks posed by providing vendors access to your data, and best practices to protect your data and your business.
Moderator: Daniel Schwartz, Esq., Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Panelists: Steve Bartolotta, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Community Health Services of Connecticut, Inc., Douglas Casey, Director of Technology, Capitol Region Educational Council (CREC) and
William Roberts, Esq., Shipman & Goodwin LLP
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
Lunch Keynoter: Carl Herberger, Vice President, Security Solutions, Radware
Safety, Sanctuary and Security: The Societal Impact of Ever-Permeating Connectivity
Every day, we network-enable more aspects of our professional and personal lives. We make conscious decisions to adopt technologies in the pursuit of convenience or an apparent need to feel connected. Often the decisions are thrust upon us by employers, service providers or even those we've come to rely on in the physical world. Each step towards deeper and total connectivity comes with consequences; risks associated with our personal privacy, the security of our business and even our safety. This presentation will explore the changes we've already allowed into our lives, where things are leading, and portents for personal, business and public security.
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM:
- Responding to The Cybersecurity Incident: The Essentials of a Response Team and Plan
This panel will cover response team elements to send you home better prepared to develop your own cybersecurity team and implement a response plan. Is your company or organization prepared to respond to a cyber attack, particularly a serious one that can shut down your entire business? Is there a response team ready with the right legal, technical, and communications skills to take necessary, immediate and ongoing action? Does the team have the knowledge to identify the size and scope of the data breach, recover critical systems, data, and restore connectivity to assume normal business activities? Do your software and security tools provide you with adequate information to tell you about the nature and extent of the breach? What does Connecticut law require you to report under its new regulations? Hear the answers to these questions.
Moderator: Andrea Obston, President, Andrea Obston Marketing Communications, LLC
Panelists: Barry Abramowitz, Executive Vice President & CIO Liberty Bank, Brian Vecci, Technical Evangelist, Varonis Systems, Inc., Linn Freedman, Chair Data Privacy & Security Team, Robinson & Cole LLP
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM:
- A CIO Panel Discussion
This panel of distinguished CIOs will discuss such topics as their 2016 IT investment priorities, digitalization and the ongoing issues of the cloud, mobile, social and information.
Moderator: Shawn Banerji, member of the Information Officers (IOP) and FinTech Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates.
Panelists: Michael Diliberto, CIO, Priceline.com, Tom McCurley, CIO, Crane Co., Joe Tait, CIO, Lydall, Inc., and Sigal Zarmi, Vice Chairman, Network Chief Information Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM:
Networking for attendees, sponsors and panelists – Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
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