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Enterprise Defense Crash Course  

Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, October 27
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Chris Eng
Chris Eng

Chris Eng is Chief Research Officer at Veracode. Throughout his career, he has led projects breaking, building, and defending software for some of the world's largest companies. He is an unabashed supporter of the Oxford comma and hates it when you use the word "ask" as a noun.


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Presenter: Chief Research Officer, Veracode
Sponsor Speaker: Chris Eng
Sep 22 1PM
Customer databases, ERP, Big Data the keys to your enterprises kingdom lie in its applications. But application security is often overlooked, both by software makers and by internal development teams. What steps can your organization take to find and repair application vulnerabilities before your attackers discover them? A top app security expert discusses key practices for scanning and securing applications.

Presenter: Rich Mogull, Analyst & CEO, Securosis
Sep 29 1PM
Cloud computing services and technology offer a level of efficiency and cost savings that most enterprises simply cant pass up. But does the growing use of cloud technology create a growing threat to enterprise data? How can IT organizations track and secure data as it travels through the cloud? In this session, a cloud security expert will discuss the key danger points in cloud computing and the latest technologies and practices for cloud security.

Oct 6 1PM
Most major data breaches start with the compromise of a single endpoint a PC, a mobile device, a user who unwittingly gives up credentials. What can your organization to protect its endpoints? How can you create and enforce end user policies that protect your corporate data? In this session, a top expert discusses how endpoints and end users are most frequently compromised and how to keep your end users from falling victim.

Presenter: Andrew Blaich, Security Researcher, Lookout
Oct 13 1PM
Everyone is saying that the introduction of mobile devices and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies is a security risk to the enterprise. But exactly where do those risks come from? In this session, a top expert will debunk some of the myths about mobile security while raising up some threats and vulnerabilities you may not know about.

Presenter: Randy Trzeciak, Director, Insider Threat Center, CERT
Oct 20 1PM
Major data leaks such as Edward Snowdens release of NSA data are only the tip of the insider threat iceberg. Every day, enterprises face the threat of losing insider information not only through malicious leaks but through unintentional violations of security rules. How can organizations spot the signs of a data leak and stop it before it goes too far? How can IT help prevent accidental leaks of sensitive data? A top expert offers key advice on stopping data loss from within.

Presenter: Drew Vanover, Director of Technical Solutions, Blue Coat
Oct 27 1PM
As enterprises add new networking capabilities, SDN, and virtualized server environments, the risks they face are changing as well. In this informative session, a top expert on infrastructure security will discuss the latest threats to networks and servers and how your organization can mitigate them.

Enterprise Security Management Crash Course  

Thursday, January 12 - Thursday, February 2
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John Pironti, President, IP Architects
John Pironti, President, IP Architects

John P. Pironti is the President of IP Architects LLC. He has designed and implemented enterprise-wide electronic business solutions, information security and risk management strategies and programs, enterprise resilience capabilities, and threat and vulnerability management solutions for key customers in a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, government, hospitality, aerospace, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, and information technology on a global scale for over 20 years. Mr. Pironti has a number of industry certifications including Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP). He frequently provides briefings and acts as a trusted advisor to senior leaders of numerous organizations on information security and risk management and compliance topics and is also a member of a number of technical advisory boards for technology and services firms. He is also a published author and writer, highly quoted and often interviewed by global media, and an award-winning frequent speaker on electronic business and information security and risk management topics at domestic and international industry conferences.


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Presenter: John Pironti, President, IP Architects
Jan 12 1PM
For many organizations, making the right business decisions means making the right decisions about risk. But the risk of a cyber breach is one of the hardest variables to measure. In this session, you'll get insight on how to evaluate cyber risk, and how to perform "what if" scenarios to help your business decision makers arrive at the right choices.

Presenter: Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading
Jan 19 1PM
Thanks to a plethora of major and very public data breaches, security has become one of the most critical issues in IT. What are the chief threats that security departments face, and what are they doing about them? What are today's top priorities for security professionals? This session will include data from two recent surveys of IT and security executives.

Presenter: Rafal Los, Managing Director, Solutions Research and Development, Optiv
Jan 26 1PM
Over the years, most enterprises have acquired a plethora of tools to detect and/or block security threats. But how can organizations monitor these tools to detect potential threats and measure the security posture of the enterprise? In this session, a top expert on security monitoring will offer some advice on how to monitor and report on an enterprise's security posture, and how to use the data from multiple security systems to track down sophisticated threats.

Presenter: David Bradford, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Strategic Partnership Development, Advisen
Feb 2 1PM
One of the ways that today's enterprises are minimizing cyber security risk is by buying cyber insurance, which promises to pay them back for the costs of a major data security breach. But how much does cyber insurance cost? And what does it pay in the event of a major compromise? In this session, an expert on cyber insurance will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of cyber insurance policies and the hidden costs that it may not cover.

You've Been Breached! Crash Course  

Thursday, November 10 - Thursday, December 22
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Zach Wikholm, Research Developer, Flashpoint
Zach Wikholm, Research Developer, Flashpoint

Zach Wikholm is a Research Developer at Flashpoint where he specializes in information security and Internet of Things (IoT) risk analysis. Driven by lifelong interests in cyber threat research, emergent malware, and all things open-source (especially Linux), Zach has built a career around designing custom systems to help organizations achieve the optimal balance between security and usability. Prior to Flashpoint, Zach's extensive experience in security engineering and IT consulting led to his role managing all internal security and network infrastructure operations as the Director of Security at CARI.net. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two dogs.


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Presenter: Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Executive Advisory, Office of the CISO, Optiv
Sponsor Speaker: Zach Wikholm, Research Developer, Flashpoint
Nov 10 1PM
As organizations such as Target have discovered, cyber attackers sometimes attack indirectly, through suppliers, contractors, and customers. But how can you ensure that third parties are keeping their own systems secure and are not providing an avenue to compromise your data? How should you work with your partners in the event of a security incident? In this session, we discuss methods you can use to vet your suppliers security -- and how to work with your partners if a compromise is found.

Presenter: Adam Kujawa, Head of Malware Intelligence, Malwarebytes
Nov 17 1PM
Another key element in assessing risk is assessing your attractiveness as a target. Today's cyber attackers range from financially-motivated criminals to politically-motivated hacktivists to state-sponsored information-gathering hacker units. This session offers a look at the different types of cyber attackers, their methods, and their motivations.

Presenter: Chris Novak, Director, Global Investigative Response, Verizon
Dec 1 1PM
To understand the cyber risk your organization faces, you need to understand the likelihood of a breach and its potential cost. In this session, a top expert discusses the many and sometimes hidden costs of a data breach, including its impact on customers and end users. You'll also get insight on the frequency of data breaches, and a better understanding of how likely it is to happen to you.

Presenter: Jerome Segura, Lead Malware Intelligence Analyst, Malwarebytes
Dec 8 1PM
In the past, most cyber attacks simply exploited the most vulnerable systems. Today, however, there is an increasing number of sophisticated attacks that target specific companies, data, or even employees. These attacks are well-disguised and may escape conventional security defenses. What tools and strategies are there to prevent these exploits? In this session, you will hear about the latest types of targeted attacks and what your enterprise can do to stop them.

Presenter: Bhaskar Karambelkar, Data Science Lead, ThreatConnect
Dec 15 1PM
The good news in IT security is that there is a growing list of resources and services that can inform you about the latest threats in cyber space. The bad news is that with so many sources and data, using threat intelligence to improve your cyber defenses can be a bewildering process. In this session, you'll get a look at some of the different types of threat intelligence data, and you'll get advice on how to choose the right ones and integrate the information to improve your defenses.

Presenter: Andy Jordan, Security Associate, Bishop Fox
Dec 22 1PM
If your organization doesn't have a plan for handling a major data breach, you're already in trouble. In order to swiftly and effectively respond to a cyber compromise, you must develop a program for first response in the data center, and downstream response in the business units and in the public eye. This session offers some guidance on how to build an incident response plan, and how to test and practice that plan so that you're ready for the real thing.

Upcoming Webinars
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Bringing Zero Trust to Cloud Native Applications 1/27
Date: Jan 27, 2022
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Join this session, where we identify key challenges with security in a cloud-native world and discuss how to build a Zero Trust strategy that enables better security and developer agility.

Beyond Passwords: New Thinking and Strategies for Authentication
Date: Jan 27, 2022
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The debate about the usefulness of passwords rages on. But most security experts agree that data protection is not adequate with simple password protection. Which tools and strategies for authentication should you consider today to up-level your authentication strategy? How can you move beyond the password and implement next generation authentication technology? In this webinar, experts offer a broad look at your options for multifactor authentication, the challenges and pitfalls of these options, and how to develop an authentication strategy that works best for your enterprise.

Monitoring and Securing Remote and Work-From-Home Environments
Date: Feb 02, 2022
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In the wake of COVID-19, many IT departments find themselves managing more remote and work-from-home systems than ever before. What does this mean for cybersecurity? In this webinar, top experts discuss methods for rethinking remote access and end user systems to provide additional layers of security for home workers. You'll learn how you can adapt your current security tools and practices to create a more secure environment for remote and hybrid workers, and how to avoid current threats that target home workers.

2021 DDoS Attack Trends: Year in Review
Date: Feb 09, 2022
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2021 was an exceptionally busy year for attackers. From some of the largest volumetric DDoS attacks launched by historically large swarms of botnets, to massive ransomware and ransom DDoS attack campaigns that interrupted aspects of critical infrastructure around the world, DDoS was the focal point of network security for many organizations. As attackers continue to evolve their techniques and get more brazen with their attacks, how can organizations protect their network infrastructure to stay online with minimal to no impact on their business and operations?

Developing an Effective Threat Intelligence Program for Your Enterprise
Date: Feb 10, 2022
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There are many resources, both public and commercial, that collect information about current trends in online attacks. This "threat intelligence" can make it easier for security teams to prioritize their defense efforts and prepare for online exploits that are likely to hit their organizations. In this webinar, experts will discuss strategies for collecting and analyzing threat intelligence to inform your cyber defense practices. You'll also learn how to integrate threat intelligence with your defense and incident response initiatives so that your IT security team can build processes and automated systems that speed the detection and mitigation of sophisticated online threats.

Best Practices for Extending Identity & Access Management to the Cloud
Date: Feb 15, 2022
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Managing and securing user credentials was never easy, and now that they are scattered across cloud platforms, software-as-a-service tools, mobile devices, and on-premises systems, the task has become even more complex. With adversaries increasingly targeting their attention to credential theft, enterprise defenders need to know what accounts they have and where they are located. In this webinar, experts discuss the best practices for identity and access management in the cloud, and how to gain visibility into misconfigured or improperly secured cloud-based accounts.

Rethinking Endpoint Security
Date: Feb 23, 2022
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As more companies adapt their policies to accommodate the fact that many employees will continue to work from home, the IT security manager has to expand the concept of "endpoint security." Does that include the employee's personal printer and home wireless network? How much responsibility is your enterprise going to take for the security of personal devices? How do you protect their credentials for cloud-based applications and manage their identities so that attackers can't weaponize those accounts against your organization? In this webinar, experts offer recommendations on how to build the endpoint security strategy that balances what end users may use to get their work done and what the enterprise is able to accommodate. You will receive tips on how to develop a consistent endpoint security strategy that works for all users and applications. You will walk away with a clearer idea of how your enterprise can tackle the endpoint security problem.

Strategies For Securing Your Supply Chain
Date: Mar 02, 2022
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Recent attacks like the zero-day Log4j vulnerability have brought new scrutiny to cyber threats from suppliers and enterprise trading partners. But what does an effective supply-chain security strategy look like? How can you ensure that customers, suppliers, contractors, and others in your supply chain are doing what they should to protect their systems - and their connections to your enterprise? In this webinar, experts discuss strategies and technologies you can use to assess the security capabilities of your trading partners, and to ensure that future attacks on application providers won't damage your organization's data - or inadvertently cascade on to external third-parties.

Data Security, Governance, and Privacy in an Age of Analytics
Date: Mar 10, 2022
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Even the savviest of IT professionals need help protecting their organizations and staying on top of regulations. Join us as Interop Digital hosts a guided one day tour of data security, governance, and privacy in the age of analytics.

Cybersecurity Tech: Where It's Going and How To Get There
Date: Mar 24, 2022
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Every day, enterprises are faced with a new round of online exploits that they've never seen before - and wondering if their current technology defenses are enough. At the same time, cybersecurity technology vendors are regularly rolling out new products and services. How can your security team keep up? What are the latest emerging security technology and services that can help you? What are the latest emerging tools and technologies for detecting ransomware and mitigating it before it spreads? These are just some of the issues that will be explored in this free, all-day online conference produced by the editors at Dark Reading. Top security experts and researchers will discuss ways to identify the emerging technologies that can improve your cyber defense - and offer tips on the best path for implementing them.

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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
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Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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CVE-2022-21722
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
PJSIP is a free and open source multimedia communication library written in C language implementing standard based protocols such as SIP, SDP, RTP, STUN, TURN, and ICE. In version 2.11.1 and prior, there are various cases where it is possible that certain incoming RTP/RTCP packets can potentially ca...
CVE-2022-21723
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
PJSIP is a free and open source multimedia communication library written in C language implementing standard based protocols such as SIP, SDP, RTP, STUN, TURN, and ICE. In versions 2.11.1 and prior, parsing an incoming SIP message that contains a malformed multipart can potentially cause out-of-boun...
CVE-2021-41166
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-26
The Nextcloud Android app is the Android client for Nextcloud, a self-hosted productivity platform. An issue in versions prior to 3.17.1 may lead to sensitive information disclosure. An unauthorized app that does not have the otherwise required `MANAGE_DOCUMENTS` permission may view image thumbnails...
CVE-2021-32841
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-26
SharpZipLib (or #ziplib) is a Zip, GZip, Tar and BZip2 library. Starting version 1.3.0 and prior to version 1.3.3, a check was added if the destination file is under destination directory. However, it is not enforced that `destDir` ends with slash. If the `destDir` is not slash terminated like `/hom...
CVE-2021-32849
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-26
Gerapy is a distributed crawler management framework. Prior to version 0.9.9, an authenticated user could execute arbitrary commands. This issue is fixed in version 0.9.9. There are no known workarounds.