Ransomware Resilience Summit USA 2022

Benchmarking Ransomware Resilience and Business Continuity Planning

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Washington D.C.
29-30 March, 2022

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2022 Speakers

 

Vasu Jakkal

Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance and Identity
Microsoft

 

Vasu Jakkal

Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance and Identity
Microsoft

Vasu Jakkal

Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance and Identity
Microsoft

 

Vasu is a passionate champion of building a better, safer, and more resilient world for all. She brings nearly 20 years of technology industry experience to Microsoft, where she is responsible for crafting the strategy, defining the go-to-market motions that help customers simplify and fortify their security posture, and guiding the execution of all aspects of SCI marketing. In her role, she also works closely with engineering to shape product strategy and roadmaps. Vasu is a dedicated advocate for diversity, and for expanding the opportunities for women in all fields of technology.

 

Prior to Microsoft, Vasu served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of FireEye, overseeing the company’s global marketing organization. Previously to FireEye, she was vice president of corporate marketing at Brocade. Earlier in her career, she served as chief of staff to LSI’s CEO and was head of strategic initiatives and marketing for the company. She spent more than a decade at Intel in a variety of leadership roles in marketing, engineering, strategy, and general management.

 

Vasu holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from College of Engineering, Pune. She is also a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Education in Strategic Marketing Management program.

 

Thomas Doughty

Vice President and CISO
Prudential

Thomas Doughty

Vice President and CISO
Prudential

Thomas Doughty

Vice President and CISO
Prudential
 

Robert Silvers

Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans
Department of Homeland Security

 He is responsible for driving policy and implementation plans across all of DHS’s missions, including counterterrorism; cybersecurity, infrastructure security, and resilience; border security and immigration; international affairs; and trade and economic security.

Robert Silvers

Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans
Department of Homeland Security

Robert Silvers

Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans
Department of Homeland Security

 He is responsible for driving policy and implementation plans across all of DHS’s missions, including counterterrorism; cybersecurity, infrastructure security, and resilience; border security and immigration; international affairs; and trade and economic security.

Mr. Silvers previously served in the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama-Biden Administration as Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy. In that role he oversaw private sector engagement, federal government incident response, and diplomatic outreach pertaining to cybersecurity and emerging technology. Mr. Silvers also previously served as DHS’s Deputy Chief of Staff, managing execution of policy and operational priorities across the entire Department.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Silvers was a partner at the law firm Paul Hastings LLP, where his practice focused on cybersecurity and data privacy, government security review of foreign investments, and investigations and litigation at the intersection of law and national security. After graduating law school, he clerked for Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Silvers holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught as an adjunct professor in the M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy Program co-offered by the NYU Law School and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. A New York City native, Mr. Silvers lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their two children.

 

Alexander Greenberg

Head, IP and Cybersecurity Legal, Americas
Barclays

Alexander Greenberg

Head, IP and Cybersecurity Legal, Americas
Barclays

Alexander Greenberg

Head, IP and Cybersecurity Legal, Americas
Barclays
 

Gavin Corn

Director, Data Privacy and Security Legal
Netflix

Gavin Corn

Director, Data Privacy and Security Legal
Netflix

Gavin Corn

Director, Data Privacy and Security Legal
Netflix
 

Roland Cloutier

Global CISO
ByteDance Tiktok

Roland Cloutier

Global CISO
ByteDance Tiktok

Roland Cloutier

Global CISO
ByteDance Tiktok
 

Josephine Wolff

Associate Professor, Cyber Security Policy
Tufts University

Josephine Wolff is an associate professor of cybersecurity policy and has been associated with The Fletcher School at Tufts University since 2009. Her research interests include international Internet governance, cyber-insurance, security responsibilities and liability of online intermediaries, government-funded programs for cybersecurity education and workforce development, and the legal, political, and economic consequences of cybersecurity incidents.

Josephine Wolff

Associate Professor, Cyber Security Policy
Tufts University

Josephine Wolff

Associate Professor, Cyber Security Policy
Tufts University

Josephine Wolff is an associate professor of cybersecurity policy and has been associated with The Fletcher School at Tufts University since 2009. Her research interests include international Internet governance, cyber-insurance, security responsibilities and liability of online intermediaries, government-funded programs for cybersecurity education and workforce development, and the legal, political, and economic consequences of cybersecurity incidents. Her book "You'll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches" was published by MIT Press in 2018. Her writing on cybersecurity has also appeared in Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Wired. Prior to joining Fletcher, she was on the faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at the New America Cybersecurity Initiative and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

 

Sean Mack

CIO and CISO
Wiley

Sean D. Mack is CIO & CISO at Wiley, an Education and Research company. Sean is a visionary technology executive with extensive experience leading DevOps, infrastructure, enterprise applications, security, and desktop services in educational technology and publishing industry. Sean has led global teams across a wide range of companies from global financial companies like Experian to innovative tech companies like Etsy.

 

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Sean Mack

CIO and CISO
Wiley

Sean Mack

CIO and CISO
Wiley

Sean D. Mack is CIO & CISO at Wiley, an Education and Research company. Sean is a visionary technology executive with extensive experience leading DevOps, infrastructure, enterprise applications, security, and desktop services in educational technology and publishing industry. Sean has led global teams across a wide range of companies from global financial companies like Experian to innovative tech companies like Etsy.

 

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Sean D. Mack is CIO & CISO at Wiley, a Education and Research company. Sean is a visionary and innovative technology leader with a history of driving global business strategy and transformation. He has extensive background leading DevOps, infrastructure, enterprise applications, security, and desktop services in educational technology and publishing industry.

 

Sean has led global teams across a wide range of companies from global financial companies like Experian to innovative technology companies like Etsy. He has also worked extensively in the education technology and publishing industry with companies such as Pearson, Scholastic, and Braven (a non-profit technology education start-up). Throughout his career he has held a variety of technology leadership ranging from Vice President of Operations and Applications for Pearson Education to CIO for a start-up in the streaming media space.

 

Sean has his Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of California and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University.

 

Sean was born and raised in New York City and has lived in various places around the world including Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and the UK. He currently lives in New York with his wife and eight year old daughter. He likes fitness including martial arts, boxing, and skiing. He rides a Triumph Thruxton and plays upright bass (although, admittedly, not well).

 

Gene Zafrin

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
RenaissanceRe

Gene Zafrin is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of RenaissanceRe, where he is responsible for global information security.

Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Zafrin was Head of Information Security for Oscar Insurance, where he built information and physical security functions of the company. Before Oscar, Mr. Zafrin was with Bridgewater Associates and Goldman Sachs, where he held several senior information security roles.

Gene Zafrin

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
RenaissanceRe

Gene Zafrin

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
RenaissanceRe

Gene Zafrin is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of RenaissanceRe, where he is responsible for global information security.

Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Zafrin was Head of Information Security for Oscar Insurance, where he built information and physical security functions of the company. Before Oscar, Mr. Zafrin was with Bridgewater Associates and Goldman Sachs, where he held several senior information security roles.

Mr. Zafrin holds a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science Moscow Gas and Oil Academy, as well as an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In addition, Mr. Zafrin holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

 

Kyle Loven

Corporate Director, Safety and Security
Raddison Hotel Group

Kyle Loven serves as Director, Safety and Security - Americas for Radisson Hotel Group. Loven is responsible for driving engagement and compliance regarding the company’s safety and security programs for the Americas with respect to corporate offices, managed hotels, and franchise hotels. He leads the organization’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and oversees the strategy and execution for crisis management plans and actions.

 

Kyle Loven

Corporate Director, Safety and Security
Raddison Hotel Group

Kyle Loven

Corporate Director, Safety and Security
Raddison Hotel Group

Kyle Loven serves as Director, Safety and Security - Americas for Radisson Hotel Group. Loven is responsible for driving engagement and compliance regarding the company’s safety and security programs for the Americas with respect to corporate offices, managed hotels, and franchise hotels. He leads the organization’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and oversees the strategy and execution for crisis management plans and actions.

 

Prior to joining Radisson Hotel Group, Loven was the National Director at Computer Forensic Services. In this role, he was responsible for compliance, risk assessments, guidance, and strategic options for clients related to cyber security, internal investigations, compliance/regulatory requirements, and litigation strategies.

 

Loven also served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for more than 22 years in both San Diego and Minneapolis.  Loven retired from the FBI in 2017 as a Supervisory Special Agent and Chief Division Counsel for the Minneapolis Division. In this role, he was responsible for addressing all legal and compliance issues for the Minneapolis division, including guidance on terror-related investigations, internal investigations, policy matters, employee issues, community outreach, media, and asset forfeiture programs. Additionally, Loven provided guidance to FBI personnel across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota and served as the privacy, ethics, and corporate policy lead for the division.  He also served as the primary advisor on all criminal, internal, and national security/Joint Terrorism Task Force investigations.

 

Loven received his undergraduate degree from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and his Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

 

 

Raj Badhwar

Senior Vice President and CISO
Voya Financial

Raj Badhwar

Senior Vice President and CISO
Voya Financial

Raj Badhwar

Senior Vice President and CISO
Voya Financial
 

Gary Corn

WCL Tech
American University Washington College of Law

Professor Gary Corn is a recently retired U.S. Army colonel, and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top experts on cyber and national security law. Prior to joining TLS, Professor Corn served over twenty-seven years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a military attorney practicing national security law at the highest levels within the Department of Defense. His final five years he served as the Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) to U.S. Cyber Command.

Gary Corn

WCL Tech
American University Washington College of Law

Gary Corn

WCL Tech
American University Washington College of Law

Professor Gary Corn is a recently retired U.S. Army colonel, and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top experts on cyber and national security law. Prior to joining TLS, Professor Corn served over twenty-seven years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a military attorney practicing national security law at the highest levels within the Department of Defense. His final five years he served as the Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) to U.S. Cyber Command. Professor Corn is a frequent, and highly-sought out speaker at international and national conferences and has published numerous articles, book chapters, and blog posts, including in the American Journal of International Law, The Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and on Just Security. For the past several years, he has, via U.S. Cyber Command, run a major international law conference, drawing hundreds of military and civilian leading international law scholars and practitioners. During his military career, Professor Corn also served as a Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Operational Law Branch Chief in the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army, a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, and on deployment as the Chief of International Law for Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan. Professor Corn received a JD from the George Washington University, a BA in International Relations from Bucknell University, an LLM from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and an MA in National Security Studies from the United States Army War College. Professor Corn is an Advisory Board Director for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative.

 

Chase Cunningham

Chief Strategy Officer
Ericom Software

Chase Cunningham

Chief Strategy Officer
Ericom Software

Chase Cunningham

Chief Strategy Officer
Ericom Software
 

Rob Cylde

Board Director
ISACA

Rob Clyde, CISM, NACD Directorship Certified & Board Leadership Fellow

is past chair of ISACA’s board of directors, executive chair of the board of directors for White Cloud Security (trusted app list enforcement), and managing director of Clyde Consulting LLC, which provides board and executive advisory services to cyber security software companies. He serves as an executive advisor to HyTrust (multi cloud workload security) and BullGuard Software (consumer and smart home cyber security). 

 

Rob Cylde

Board Director
ISACA

Rob Cylde

Board Director
ISACA

Rob Clyde, CISM, NACD Directorship Certified & Board Leadership Fellow

is past chair of ISACA’s board of directors, executive chair of the board of directors for White Cloud Security (trusted app list enforcement), and managing director of Clyde Consulting LLC, which provides board and executive advisory services to cyber security software companies. He serves as an executive advisor to HyTrust (multi cloud workload security) and BullGuard Software (consumer and smart home cyber security). 

 

Prior to becoming chair of ISACA’s board of directors, he served as vice-chair, chaired the board-level ISACA Finance Committee and served as a member of ISACA’s Strategic Advisory Council, Conference and Education Board and the IT Governance Institute Advisory Panel.

Previously, he was chief executive officer of Adaptive Computing, which provides workload management software for some of the world’s largest cloud, high-performance computing, and big data environments. Prior to founding Clyde Consulting, he was chief technology officer at Symantec and a cofounder of Axent Technologies.


Clyde is a frequent speaker at ISACA, cyber security conferences and for the US National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He also serves on the industry advisory council for the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department of Utah State University (USA).

 

Graeme King

Managing Director, Cyber
Volante Global

Graeme King

Managing Director, Cyber
Volante Global

Graeme King

Managing Director, Cyber
Volante Global
 

Erez Libermann

Partner and Co-Chair
Linklaters

Erez is widely acknowledged as a leading cybersecurity and data privacy lawyer, together with having deep experience in government investigations and litigation. He brings his considerable experience as a litigator, prosecutor and in-house counsel, as well as aerospace engineer, to deliver practical, commercially focused advice to clients on business strategy, and legal and regulatory issues.

Erez Libermann

Partner and Co-Chair
Linklaters

Erez Libermann

Partner and Co-Chair
Linklaters

Erez is widely acknowledged as a leading cybersecurity and data privacy lawyer, together with having deep experience in government investigations and litigation. He brings his considerable experience as a litigator, prosecutor and in-house counsel, as well as aerospace engineer, to deliver practical, commercially focused advice to clients on business strategy, and legal and regulatory issues.

Erez advises major businesses on a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy legal, policy and investigative matters, including incident response, privacy breaches and intellectual property theft. He has led tabletop exercises to simulate responses to cyber events around the globe, including in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Erez has also advised extensively on government investigations and has wide-ranging experience in general litigation.

Before joining Linklaters, Erez was Prudential Financial’s chief counsel on cybersecurity and privacy in which capacity he built one of the first cybersecurity, privacy and data legal teams in a Fortune 500 company and a global cyber investigative team. He regularly advised senior management and the Board on a broad range of cybersecurity and privacy issues and led the company’s global response efforts to cyber and privacy breaches. Erez also serves on the New York State Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

As a federal prosecutor, Erez spent 10 years investigating and prosecuting global cyber and white collar crimes. As Deputy Chief of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Erez prosecuted and oversaw over 40 prosecutors handling white collar crimes, including cybercrime, terrorism, espionage, FCPA, securities fraud, and money laundering. As Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section, and National Security Cyber Specialist, Erez led groundbreaking cyber prosecutions, including the largest credit card hacking case charged to date, US v. Vladimir Drinkman et al., relating to hacks into 7-Eleven, JC Penney, Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford Brothers, Visa, Jet Blue, and others. He prosecuted the first hack and theft of internet telephony (VOIP), US v. Edwin Pena, and the use of hacking to facilitate securities fraud, US v. Christopher Rad.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Erez was a litigation and intellectual property associate at another global firm.

Erez's cases have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired, CNN and other media outlets. He is a frequent commentator on cyber and data privacy issues.

 

Tony Mendoza

Senior Director, Enterprise Business Solutions
Spectra Logic

Tony Mendoza

Senior Director, Enterprise Business Solutions
Spectra Logic

Tony Mendoza

Senior Director, Enterprise Business Solutions
Spectra Logic
 

Michael Meyer

Chief Risk Officer and Chief Innovation Officer
MRS BPO

Michael Meyer, MPSTM, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, CISM, CRVPM II, CRISC, CISA, is the Chief Risk and Innovation Officer of MRS BPO.  He is responsible for overseeing the company’s enterprise risk management, security and innovation initiatives for its Fortune clients. 

Michael Meyer

Chief Risk Officer and Chief Innovation Officer
MRS BPO

Michael Meyer

Chief Risk Officer and Chief Innovation Officer
MRS BPO

Michael Meyer, MPSTM, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, CISM, CRVPM II, CRISC, CISA, is the Chief Risk and Innovation Officer of MRS BPO.  He is responsible for overseeing the company’s enterprise risk management, security and innovation initiatives for its Fortune clients. 

Michael has been with MRS for over 21 years and previously served in the Chief Security and Chief Information Officer roles.  He has a Master’s degree in Technology Management from Georgetown University, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.   Prior to MRS, he owned a consulting company, taught secure government systems globally, and was in Military Intelligence.

 

Luke Dembosky

Partner, Co-chair of Global Data Strategy and Security Practice
Debevoise & Plimpton

Luke Dembosky co-chairs Debevoise & Plimpton’s global Data Strategy & Security practice and is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers, The Legal 500, and the National Law Journal.  He joined Debevoise in 2016 after 14 years specializing in cyber matters for the Justice Department, including serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security where he oversaw DOJ’s first national security cyber portfolio; Deputy Chief at the Computer Crime Section; DOJ representative at the U.S.

Luke Dembosky

Partner, Co-chair of Global Data Strategy and Security Practice
Debevoise & Plimpton

Luke Dembosky

Partner, Co-chair of Global Data Strategy and Security Practice
Debevoise & Plimpton

Luke Dembosky co-chairs Debevoise & Plimpton’s global Data Strategy & Security practice and is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers, The Legal 500, and the National Law Journal.  He joined Debevoise in 2016 after 14 years specializing in cyber matters for the Justice Department, including serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security where he oversaw DOJ’s first national security cyber portfolio; Deputy Chief at the Computer Crime Section; DOJ representative at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia; and as a cybercrimes prosecutor.  He led many of DOJ’s landmark cyber investigations and co-represented it in cyber negotiations with Russia and China. 

 

Brennan Baybeck

VP & CISO for Customer Services
Oracle Corporation

Brennan P. Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, is VP & CISO for Customer Services at Oracle Corporation. In his role, Baybeck leads a global team that addresses IT security risk management for one of the largest lines of business at Oracle. He is responsible for leading security, privacy and availability for customer facing services, including Oracle’s Security Services.

Brennan Baybeck

VP & CISO for Customer Services
Oracle Corporation

Brennan Baybeck

VP & CISO for Customer Services
Oracle Corporation

Brennan P. Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, is VP & CISO for Customer Services at Oracle Corporation. In his role, Baybeck leads a global team that addresses IT security risk management for one of the largest lines of business at Oracle. He is responsible for leading security, privacy and availability for customer facing services, including Oracle’s Security Services. He has more than 25 years of experience in IT security, governance, risk, audit and consulting, and has worked in various industries designing, implementing and operating enterprise-wide programs to address global security risks. He has held other leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, StorageTek and Qwest Communications, and served as an security risk consulting director at a global consulting company for several years. Baybeck also has been actively involved with ISACA for more than 25 years, as ISACA’s International Board Chair and a board Director for several years, and served many years as a chapter board leader. He currently serves as Past Board Chair for ISACA. He is a recipient of the Western Michigan University’s Business Information Systems Outstanding Alumni Award in recognition of his distinguished service and accomplishments. The Colorado Technology Association also named Baybeck as the 2021 CISO of the Year.

 

Mary Ellen Seale

CEO & Founder
National Cybersecurity Society

Mary Ellen Seale, is the CEO and Founder of the National Cybersecurity Society, a national nonprofit organization focused on cybersecurity education, awareness and advocacy for small businesses. She retired after 30 years of federal service, with the majority of her tenure as a member of the Senior Executive Service. In her last federal position, she was Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Coordination, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reporting to the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Undersecretary, Cyber, National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Mary Ellen Seale

CEO & Founder
National Cybersecurity Society

Mary Ellen Seale

CEO & Founder
National Cybersecurity Society

Mary Ellen Seale, is the CEO and Founder of the National Cybersecurity Society, a national nonprofit organization focused on cybersecurity education, awareness and advocacy for small businesses. She retired after 30 years of federal service, with the majority of her tenure as a member of the Senior Executive Service. In her last federal position, she was Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Coordination, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reporting to the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Undersecretary, Cyber, National Protection and Programs Directorate. As Deputy Director, she facilitated interdepartmental collaboration between the Department of Defense, DHS and the Department of Justice with respect to strategic planning for the cybersecurity of the U.S., mutual support for cybersecurity capabilities development, and synchronization of operational mission activities.  Prior to this role, she was the Deputy CIO for Resiliency and Executive Director of Modernization at the Federal Communications Commission. While at the FCC, she led a multi-year effort to improve the resiliency, responsiveness and efficiency of the FCC infrastructure. Prior to this assignment, she led efforts with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and the Executive Office of the President, National Science and Technology Council, to build the Transition to Practice program which focused on accelerating the transition of federally funded cybersecurity research into operations. In 2008, she led the design and implementation of the National Cybersecurity Center, the lead information sharing organization responsible for coordinating and integrating information to secure U.S. cyber networks and systems. Ms. Seale received an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and a master of business administration (finance) from American University. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and is a Steering Committee member of the Security Innovation Network.

 

John Feigle

Threat Response Analyst, Tier 3
State Farm

John Feigle is currently a member of the State Farm Cyber Security Defense Center with responsibilities for threat response.  He has worked for State Farm since 2014, and previously at Allied Telesis, IBM, and Digital Equipment Corporation.  John has 20+ years of experience in the security and risk space where his work has taken him to England, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, and Mexico – where due to circumstances, time-zones, and time/distance to resources, he well understands the need for urgency and communication in real-time critical situations.

John Feigle

Threat Response Analyst, Tier 3
State Farm

John Feigle

Threat Response Analyst, Tier 3
State Farm

John Feigle is currently a member of the State Farm Cyber Security Defense Center with responsibilities for threat response.  He has worked for State Farm since 2014, and previously at Allied Telesis, IBM, and Digital Equipment Corporation.  John has 20+ years of experience in the security and risk space where his work has taken him to England, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, and Mexico – where due to circumstances, time-zones, and time/distance to resources, he well understands the need for urgency and communication in real-time critical situations.  His active certifications include CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, CISA, and CDPSE.

 

Michael Phillips

Chief Claims Officer, Resilience and Working Group Co-Chair
Ransomware Task Force

Michael Phillips

Chief Claims Officer, Resilience and Working Group Co-Chair
Ransomware Task Force

Michael Phillips

Chief Claims Officer, Resilience and Working Group Co-Chair
Ransomware Task Force
 

Eric Goldstein

Executive Assistant Director, Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Eric Goldstein serves as the Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of February 19, 2021. In this role, Goldstein leads CISA’s mission to protect and strengthen federal civilian agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

Eric Goldstein

Executive Assistant Director, Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Eric Goldstein

Executive Assistant Director, Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Eric Goldstein serves as the Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of February 19, 2021. In this role, Goldstein leads CISA’s mission to protect and strengthen federal civilian agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

Previously, Goldstein was the Head of Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and Regulation at Goldman Sachs, where he led a global team to improve and mature the firm’s cybersecurity risk management program. He served at CISA’s precursor agency, the National Protection and Programs Directorate,from 2013 to 2017 in various roles including Policy Advisor for Federal Network Resilience, Branch Chief for Cybersecurity Partnerships and Engagement, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, and Senior Counselor to the Under Secretary.

At other points in his career, Goldstein practiced cybersecurity law at an international law firm, led cybersecurity research and analysis projects at a federally-funded research and development center, and served as a Fellow in Advanced Cyber Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, among other roles.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Georgetown University School of Public Policy, and Georgetown University Law Center.

WHY ATTEND

Ransomware attacks have surged 311% in the past year with a business now being attacked every 11 seconds.

From crippling the Irish healthcare system and shutting down 45% of the eastern United States’ fuel supply to stopping manufacturing and production lines globally, attacks are hitting hard. Ransom demands have surpassed $70 million, and the average cost of recovery is around 10 times the size of the ransom demanded.

The Ransomware Resilience Summit USA will bring organizations and their expert advisors together to benchmark resilience and business continuity planning, sharing lessons learned and enabling businesses to better protect themselves.

By attending, you will:

  • Understand how widespread ransomware is, the financial impact it has on businesses and why it is no longer a case of if but when you will face an attack
  • Gain an understanding of the inner workings of ransomware gangs and the latest trends and techniques they are using
  • Hear how law enforcement are supporting organizations and what they need to help you
  • Listen to firsthand accounts and lessons learned from those who have successfully prevented attacks and lived through ransomware to share their successes and failures
  • Discuss best practices and strategies for spotting attackers early on in attack life cycles
  • Assess your cybersecurity hygiene and benchmark mitigation tips and tricks
  • Determine how best to respond to an attack and the action plans that can support in ensuring business continuity
  • Explore how best to investigate an attack and know if it really is over
  • Understand when and why to turn to legal advisors, insurers, and PR experts

PRE-EVENT WORKSHOP

28 March 2022 (In Person)

This workshop will explore best practices and strategies for assessing incident response plans, looking at how organisations can be better equipped at building, growing and adapting their action plans ahead of an attack.

Proudly sponsored by:

311%
Increase in Ransomware attacks in the past year
$1.85m
Average financial cost of attacks (and rising)
46%
Of CISOs and CSOs believe ransomware is their biggest cybersecurity threat
8%
Of organisations who pay get all data returned

Who will be there

40%
Large Enterprise
14%
Cyber Consultancies
14%
Software Vendors
10%
SMBs
10%
Cyber Incident Response and Forensics
5%
Law Firms
5%
Insurers
2%
Media & PR Firms

Large Enterprise

Cyber Consultancies

Software Vendors

SMBs

Cyber Incident Response and Forensics

Law Firms

Insurers

Media & PR Firms

2022 Agenda

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Sessions include:

  • CASE STUDY: Tales From The Crypt: Thwarting An Attack
  • MASTERCLASS: Training Staff And Breeding A Cyber Risk Culture
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Responding To An Attack: Benchmarking Response And Recovery Plans

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2022 Advisory Board

Author:

Arlette Hart

Master Solution Architect
Leidos

Author:

Chris Painter

President
The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation

Author:

Gene Zafrin

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
RenaissanceRe

Gene Zafrin is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of RenaissanceRe, where he is responsible for global information security.

Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Zafrin was Head of Information Security for Oscar Insurance, where he built information and physical security functions of the company. Before Oscar, Mr. Zafrin was with Bridgewater Associates and Goldman Sachs, where he held several senior information security roles.

Mr. Zafrin holds a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science Moscow Gas and Oil Academy, as well as an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In addition, Mr. Zafrin holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

Author:

Jen Ellis

Vice President, Community and Public Affairs
Rapid7

Author:

Joseph Davis

Chief Security Advisor
Microsoft

Author:

Kerissa Varma

Chief Information Security Officer
Old Mutual

Author:

Megan Stifel

Global Policy Officer
Global Cyber Alliance

Author:

Michael Phillips

Chief Claims Officer
Resilience

Author:

Phil Reiner

CEO
Institute for Security and Technology

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Kisaco Research provides the much-needed platform on which industry executives can network, connect and learn from each other as well as meet potential industry partners.

Far from the typical ‘meet-and-greet’ exhibition experience, you – as a sponsor or exhibitor – will be positioned as a partner of the event with a focus on the benefits of your product and brand, rather than just a name on an exhibition list.

With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920, email Duncan Henderson at [email protected] or downloading our agenda and clicking the "Interested in Sponsorship" box below.

Conference Packages

Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!

Applicable for Primary Market, Service Provider and Industry Rates Only. Not available for Academic or ‘Start-Up’ rates

Book a Team of 3+ - Save an Additional 10% Off
Book a Team of 5+ - Save an Additional 15% Off

If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

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Ticket price will increase in

Saturday, January 8, 2022 to Friday, February 18, 2022
Tier 1 - InfoSec, Risk or C-suite experts from SMBs (up to $1 Billion Revenue)
From $399
Book before February 18 and save up to $300
Saturday, January 8, 2022 to Friday, February 18, 2022
Tier 2 -  InfoSec, Risk or C-Suite experts from large enterprises ($1 Billion Revenue +)
From $599
Book before February 18 and save up to $400
Saturday, January 8, 2022 to Friday, February 18, 2022
Tier 3 - Service providers including consultants, legal experts, PR advisors and solution providers
From $899
Book before February 18 and save up to $600
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Returning Safely Measures

Whether sponsors, speakers or attendees, our customers attend Kisaco Research events to connect, learn and innovate to know more and do business. It is our commitment that as we return to in-person events, they can do this effectively, safely and with confidence.

All in-person Kisaco Research events will prioritize the health and safety of colleagues and customers and, in the first instance, will be run in accordance with official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

Kisaco Research is committed to following the Association of Event Organisers All Secure Standard, which has been approved by by UK Government.

Download the Kisaco Research Returning Safely Measures 

Terms & Conditions

In the event that Kisaco Research postpones an event for any reason or changes the event format to ‘virtual event’, any in-person registrations for this event will be automatically transferred to the virtual registration package. The delegate will receive a credit note for the difference in ticket value from the fee paid. You may use this credit for another Kisaco Research event to be mutually agreed with Kisaco Research, which must occur within 12 months from the date of the event which the delegate had originally registered for.

About Kisaco Research

Kisaco Research produces, designs and hosts B2B industry conferences, exhibitions and communities – focused on a specialized selection of topic areas.

Meet industry peers that will help build a career-changing network for life.

Learn from the mistakes of your peers as much as their successes—ambitious industry stalwarts who are happy to share not just what has made them successful so far but also their plans for future proofing their companies.

Note down the inspired insight that will form the foundation for future strategies and roadmaps, both at our events and through our online communities.

Invest both in your company growth and your own personal development by signing up to one of our events and get started.

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