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2014 Agenda

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

7:45 – 8:45 am CEO Breakfast
7:30 am Check-in Begins + Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 10:10 am Opening Keynote - What the Cyber Security Crisis Means for American Business

The headlines are full of new breaches, and Washington seems intent on punishing the victims. Stewart Baker will talk about what the growing cybersecurity crisis means for American business. From direct regulation to indirect influence on negligence suits, the government is doing what it can to change network security practices around the country. But regulation alone will not solve the problem. Instead, Baker thinks, we need to focus on the attacker. Knowing your adversary tells you what you have to do to defend yourself, and perhaps how to deter future attacks.

Stewart A. Baker, Partner, StepToe & Johnson LLP, Washington DC; Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security and Former General Counsel, National Security Agency (Invited)


10:10 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:45 am Panel Discussion - Year of the Large Scale Breach “Crimeware as a Service”

Large-scale criminal cyber activity has reached new levels of sophistication with malware vendors providing malicious code for targeted use. This “Crimeware as a Service” provides well-designed, configurable malware complete with customer support and periodic upgrades and bug fixes. The customers for this malicious code are sophisticated criminals, organized crime, and nation states intent on stealing funds and critical intellectual property.


11:45 – 12:15 pm Break
12:15 – 1:15 pm Luncheon Keynote - The Ever Changing Threat Landscape
1:15 – 1:30 pm Networking Break
1:30 – 2:45 PM Panel Discussion - Liability

See a case study and learn first-hand from what one company experienced when they filed for reimbursement following a cyber security incident. Explore ways to approach a Board of Directors with an incident/breach without creating liability for the CEO, directors, or managers. Learn exclusions; triggers organizations do that result in denied coverage.

Moderator: Eran Kahana, Attorney, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP

Panelist: Scott Singer, Chief Security and Information Officer, PaR Systems, Inc.

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Closing Keynote
4:00 – 6:00 PM Opening of Exhibit Area, Reception, Book Signing

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 9:40 am Opening Keynote
9:40 – 10:40 am Break in Exhibit Area
10:40 am– 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion - Beyond Passwords: Something You Have, Something You Know, Something You Are

12:00 – 12:30 PM Break
12:30 – 1:45 pm Luncheon Keynote
1:45 – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion - Cyber Resiliency - Not IF You are Hacked, but WHEN

There appears to be an attempt in the industry to shift the focus from cyber security to cyber resiliency. The idea is that, at some inevitable point in time, a vulnerability will be exploited by a threat and that companies must be prepared to absorb the impact of these events by being resilient. Whereas cyber security tends to focus on mitigating the likelihood of an attack in the first place, cyber resiliency would focus on how to recover from a realized attack. This idea cyber resiliency started gaining traction prior to the massive Target breach, but has since gained more attention. The question is what happens to security (prevention-side) if cyber resiliency (recovery-side) becomes the new hot trend? Are we just going to throw up our hands and give up trying to prevent attacks?

Massoud Amin, Director, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota

3:00 – 3:45 PM Break in Exhibit Area
3:45 – 4:30 PM Closing Keynote
4:30 PM Post- Event Networking at Beacon Public House