Opening Remarks

Are you Smarter than your Third-Party Risks?

In the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity, the symbiotic relationship between Threat Intelligence, Security Operations, and Third-Party Risk Management is pivotal for an organization's resilience. But getting these teams on the same page can be a struggle.

Join us as we explore real-world examples and strategies to mature your cybersecurity posture and increase collaboration across security teams using the continuous collection of data, the analysis of threat intelligence, and the real-time telemetry of network activities.

Panel: AI’s Impact to Security and Risk

Moderator: Michael P. Melore, CISSP. 
Public Sector Security Ambassador and Senior Cyber Security Advisor
City, State Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education
IBM Security


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Lawrence Embil / Security Manager - Security Architecture, Governance, Incident response, at Miami-Dade County


Larry Kraus / Captain - Research and Analysis Division at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office


Colonel J. Carlos Vega / Founder, Executive Security Advisors, Chief Evangelist, Military Cyber Professionals Association


Panel: Emerging Threats in the Cyber Landscape: A Deep Dive

Moderator: Elizabeth Rasnick, Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida


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Jeff Worthington / Executive Strategist at Crowdstrike
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Scott Dowsett / Global Field Chief Technology Officer at Anomali
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Carlos Bacquet / Principal Solutions Architect at Lacework


Panel: Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure: Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Randy Pestana, Director of Cybersecurity Policy at the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Director of Education and Training at Cybersecurity at Florida International University


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Paul Martini / Chief Executive Officer at iboss
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Jim Doggett / Chief Information Security Officer at Semperis
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Snehal Contractor / Senior Vice President Global Systems Engineering at Stellar Cyber


Mitigate Risk in the Age of AI

In this presentation we will provide insights around the inherent risks related to using Generative AI, self-trained LLMs and AI workloads within the Healthcare enterprise. With data at the heart of any AI usage, we will cover efficient methodologies for identifying and mitigating your own risk to safely enable AI, making your workforce more productive and driving toward the innovation AI promises. Specifically the topic will engage the audience to consider how understanding the data set, its sensitivity, the access to it from internal employees to third parties, and how data will be used and created. Protecting data wherever it goes and ensuring compliance through the AI journey.

Learning Objectives: In this presentation the audience will learn about the inherent risks surrounding AI and therefore data within the healthcare enterprise. Marrying key objectives around cloud security, governance risk and compliance, Risk management and threat detection/prevention through the AI lifecycle. 

Born out of a Breach: Adversarial Machine Learning is the Newest Attack Frontier

Born out of a real-world breach, in 2019 the founders of HiddenLayer led the incident response to a novel attack on Cylance's AI anti-virus engine. They realized in that moment, Machine Learning Models would be the new cybersecurity attack surface. Fast-forward to today, we have entered into an AI arms race with the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence across virtually every industry and business sector. Along with it comes the inherent cybersecurity risks and threats from a new attack vector called Adversarial Machine Learning. Hiep Dang will take you on a journey through the evolution of the threat landscape to this new era of AI and offers a primer to cybersecurity professionals on how to start thinking about security for AI.

Lunch & Expo Hall


Panel: AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity: Leveraging Smart Defense

Moderator: Christopher Alexis, Senior Engineer at Rubrik


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Jon Ford / Senior Practice Leader, SLED Solutions at Mandiant, Now Part of Google Cloud
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Juan Villar / Senior Sales Engineer at Securonix
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Albert Caballero / Americas Field Chief Information Security Officer Director at SentinelOne


Empowering Defenders: The Role of Community and AI in Cybersecurity Resilience

This talk explores the synergy of community and AI in empowering security leaders and scaling vulnerability remediation efforts. As the attack surface expands, traditional siloed approaches become insufficient to stay ahead of malicious actors. Community-driven initiatives play a crucial role in remediation at scale, harnessing collective insights to prioritize and address vulnerabilities efficiently. Additionally, AI can now analyze vast amounts of data to offer rapid pattern identification and predictive analytics, empowering security engineers to proactively predict exploits and strengthen defenses. Attendees will gain actionable insights into leveraging community-driven collaboration and AI-driven solutions to bolster cybersecurity resilience through effective vulnerability remediation strategies.

Four Forecasts

Many of the big incidents that take us by surprise on idle Fridays have their roots in known phenomena. And while the specifics of these events are difficult to predict, the nature of them can be anticipated with surprising accuracy. John Hultquist will discuss four types of activity that we will likely see in the near future. Defenders will get a glimpse of the future as well as insight into the dynamics at the root of cyber threats they see regularly.

Coffee Break / Vendor Meet & Greet


Matt Higgins, CEO of RSE Ventures and host of CNBC's "Business Hunters," is a serial entrepreneur and growth equity investor. His book, "Burn The Boats," delves into his journey empowering founders. From managing post-9/11 media responses to spearheading the World Trade Center site's reconstruction, his impact spans public service and private enterprise. As a recurring Shark Tank guest and Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient, Matt is dedicated to driving positive change.

Closing Remarks