2024 RSAC #2

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1. One Big Problem SOC Teams can ACTUALLY Solve with AI – Jim McDonough – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Intezer

Guest

Jim McDonough
VP of Global Sales at Intezer

Jim McDonough is the Vice President of Global Sales at Intezer, a leading provider of AI technology for automating security operations. Outside of work, you’re likely to catch him running in a marathon or on a trail outside Boston.

Host

Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

2. How network transformation is driving demand for SASE and Zero Trust Edge services – Tim Roddy – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Open Systems

Guest

Tim Roddy
VP of Marketing at Open Systems

As Vice President of Marketing for Open Systems, Tim is responsible for global marketing strategy, branding, messaging, communications, corporate website, and industry analyst relations. Tim brings over 25 years of go-to-market strategy, marketing, and partner expertise in cybersecurity, software, cloud, and SaaS, including 15 years of executive and leadership positions at iboss, Fidelis Cybersecurity, McAfee and Secure Computing. Tim earned an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley

Host

Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

3. From Vision to Reality: A CISO’s Perspective on Cybersecurity Marketplaces – Mike Lyborg – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Swimlane

Guest

Mike Lyborg
CISO at Swimlane

For over 15 years, Michael Lyborg has been a trusted leader in the information security space. He is known for his most recent experience as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Swimlane, the leader in automation for the entire security organization. During his time at Swimlane, he has also served as the Vice President of Global Consulting Services, and successfully led engineering teams and authored controls, policies, plans, and procedures for various compliance certifications, including SOC2, ISO 27001, and CMMC.

Previously, Michael made valuable contributions to Heska Corporation as the IT & Security Operations Manager. He has also served as an Operations Manager for the Marine Special Operations Command, following his service as Chief Instructor at the Marine Special Operations School and as an Infantry Leader of the 2nd Marine Division in the United States Marine Corps.

Host

Application Security Engineer at Resilia

4. How to revamp your cybersecurity in the middle of the chaos – Ricardo Villadiego – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Lumu Technologies

Guest

Ricardo Villadiego
Founder & CEO at Lumu Technologies

Ricardo Villadiego (RV) is a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary technology leader focused on cybersecurity. His last 20 years have been spent in the quest of solving some of the most prevalent cybersecurity challenges organizations face. RV founded Easy Solutions, a global organization focused on the prevention and detection of electronic fraud. Subsequently, RV led the cybersecurity business unit at Cyxtera Technologies, where he developed a long-term vision and execution plan. His passion for technology and cybersecurity have triggered yet another venture, and he created Lumu Technologies with a clear objective: help the world measure compromise.
Along his career, Ricardo has held various leadership positions at IBM, Internet Security Systems and Unisys Corporation. He is an Electrical Engineer, avid reader, relentlessly curious, technology enthusiast, who currently lives in South Florida with his family.

Host

Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

5. The Role of AI in Securing Software and Data Supply Chains – Josh Lemos – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

GitLab

Guest

Josh Lemos
Chief Information Security Officer at GitLab

Josh Lemos is the Chief Information Security Officer at GitLab Inc., where he brings 20 years of experience leading information security teams to his role. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected, fortifying the Gitlab DevSecOps platform and ensuring the highest level of security for customers.

A talented security practitioner and technology leader, Josh is widely recognized for his strategic vision, his ability to drive growth and innovation, and his passion for building and empowering teams. He believes in technology’s potential to transform the world and the need to secure it against emerging threats. Josh has led security teams at numerous high-growth technology companies including ServiceNow, Cylance, and most recently Block (formerly known as Square).

Host

Tech Lead at Block

6. Bots are Taking Over the Internet: What That Means for Security – Erez Hasson – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Imperva

Guest

Erez Hasson
Senior Product Marketing Manager at Imperva, A Thales Company

Erez Hasson is an Application Security Specialist at Imperva. He oversees the go-to-market product strategy of Imperva Advanced Bot Protection, Imperva Account Takeover Protection, and Imperva Client-Side Protection. For nearly 10 years, Hasson has helped businesses understand how to protect their applications and websites from automated attacks and client-side threats. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sapir Academic College in Israel.

Host

Application Security Engineer at Resilia

7. Beyond Threats: The Shift to Proactive MDR – Randy Watkins – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Critical Start

Guest

Randy Watkins
Chief Technology Officer at Critical Start

Randy Watkins is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Critical Start and an emerging thought-leader in the security industry. As CTO, Randy is responsible for designing and executing the company’s strategic technology initiatives, which includes defining the strategy and direction of Critical Start’s Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services delivered by the Zero-Trust Analytics Platform (ZTAP).

Previously, Randy served as Critical Start’s Director of Security Architecture, where he set the strategy for emerging vendor technologies, created the Defendable Network reference architecture, and set product direction for the company’s internally-developed Security Orchestration Automation and Response platform. Watkins was employee number five when he joined Critical Start in 2012.

Randy is a respected author and speaker on security trends and is well-versed in applying security technologies, in practical and meaningful ways, to improve risk management and security infrastructure for enterprise customers. He holds numerous security certifications in data analysis, data science, computer science, and leadership. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Security and an associate degree in Computer Networking Systems, both from ITT Technical Institute.

In his free time, Randy continues to contribute to the security community through his consultancy to security product manufacturers to help them drive value to the customer through their solutions.

Host

Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems

8. The evolving role of the CISO and the business of cyber – James Doggett – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Semperis

Guest

James Doggett
CISO at Semperis

Jim is a veteran in information security and risk. The Ernst & Young retired partner helped build the company’s cybersecurity practice. He was CTRO at AIG, served as CSO and CTRO at Kaiser Permanente, and was JP Morgan Chase’s global leader of Information Risk and Resiliency, Treasury and Security Services.

Host

Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

9. Zscaler Annual Phishing Report Finds a Near 60% Increase of Phishing Attacks in 2023 – Deepen Desai – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Zscaler

Guest

Deepen Desai
CSO & Head of Security Research at Zscaler

As Chief Security Officer at Zscaler, Deepen Desai is responsible for running the global security research operations as well as working with the product group to ensure that the Zscaler platform and services are secure. Deepen has been actively involved in the field of cybersecurity for the past 19 years. Prior to joining Zscaler, he held security leadership roles at Dell SonicWALL.

Host

Brainstem Hacker and InfoSec Enthusiast at Redacted

10. Business applications, they are the problem and the solution. – Chris Thomas – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

AlgoSec

Guest

Chris Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer at AlgoSec Inc.

Chris Thomas brings over 25 years of technology sales, partnerships and executive management experience. He has been part of the executive management teams which led four venture-backed companies to three successful acquisitions (Kontiki, Deja, Vidyo) and one $1.2B IPO (Intralinks).
Most recently, Chris was SVP, Worldwide Sales for Vidyo, an enterprise-grade unified communications platform for businesses and developers. Over a 10-year period Chris was responsible for Vidyo’s accelerated growth, Channel and Partners strategy and execution, and led Vidyo’s move to the cloud. Chris was also responsible for a vertical sales strategy and global expansion which led to Vidyo’s acquisition.
Prior to Vidyo, he was SVP of Worldwide Business Development at Intralinks, SVP Worldwide at Deja, President & CEO at Summitworks Technology, an IT solutions provider. Chris also held senior sales positions at Kontiki, Ziff Davis and IDG. He holds a BA in English with a minor in Business from The Catholic University of America.

Host

Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

11. What is Unified SASE as a Service and Why Should You Care – Renuka Nadkarni – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Aryaka

Guest

Renuka Nadkarni
Chief Product Officer at Aryaka

Renuka Nadkarni is a security veteran with 20 years of experience in launching startups and businesses within large publicly traded companies. She formerly held a CTO Security position at F5 Inc., where she was instrumental in driving their entry into the security market. Renuka holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston and a BS from the University of Mumbai.

Host

Brainstem Hacker and InfoSec Enthusiast at Redacted

12. Identity is Under Attack: Navigating a New Era of “Verify More, Trust Less” – Andre Durand – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Ping Identity

Guest

Andre Durand
CEO at Ping Identity

Andre Durand is the founder and CEO of Ping Identity, a leading provider of enterprise identity security serving over half of the Fortune 100 and 3 billion identities worldwide. Thoma Bravo acquired Ping in 2022 then combined with ForgeRock in 2023 to offer more choice and flexibility to address the varied needs of customers worldwide. Prior to founding Ping Identity in 2002, Durand founded Jabber which was acquired by Cisco in 2008.

Host

Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems

13. Harnessing the Power of Data and AI to Bridge Security Programs to the Business – Sivan Tehila – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

Onyxia

Guest

Sivan Tehila
CEO and Founder at Onyxia Cyber

Sivan Tehila, CEO & Founder of Onyxia Cyber, is a cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience. Sivan started her career serving in Israel’s Intelligence Corps, initially as an Intelligence Officer, then CISO of the Research and Analysis Division, before becoming Head of the Information Security Department. Subsequently, Sivan consulted on cybersecurity for Israel’s critical infrastructures and defense industries, and later became Director of Solution Architecture for Perimeter 81.

Sivan is also the Program Director for the Masters in Cybersecurity program at NY’s Katz School of Science and Health, Yeshiva University. The course was ranked second in the US by Fortune magazine. An advocate of women in cybersecurity, she founded Cyber Ladies NYC and developed a unique cybersecurity program for Manhattan High School for Girls. Sivan has been recognized by SC Magazine as a ‘Woman to Watch’ and hailed as one of ‘25 Influential Women in IT Security’.

Host

Brainstem Hacker and InfoSec Enthusiast at Redacted

14. Securing Health: Navigating Ransomware Threats in Partnership with an MSSP – Jim Broome – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

DirectDefense

Guest

Jim Broome
President and CTO at DirectDefense

Jim Broome is a seasoned IT/IS veteran with more than 20 years of information security experience in both consultative and operational roles. Jim leads DirectDefense, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, as well as providing guidance and direction for our service offerings.

Previously, Jim was a Director with AccuvantLABS where he managed, developed, and performed information security assessments for organizations across multiple industries. Prior to AccuvantLABS, Jim was a Principal Security Consultant with Internet Security Systems (ISS) and their X-Force penetration testing team.

Host

Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

15. New Research from LevelBlue Reveals 2024 Cyber Resilience Trends – Theresa Lanowitz – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

LevelBlue

Guest

Theresa Lanowitz
Head of Evangelism, AT&T Cybersecurity & Agent of LevelBlue

Theresa Lanowitz is a proven global influencer and speaks on trends and technologies to help today’s businesses flourish. She is currently the head of evangelism at AT&T Cybersecurity. Prior to AT&T, Theresa was an industry analyst with firms Gartner and voke. At Gartner, Theresa led the app quality ecosystem, championed app security, and created the AppDev conference. As product manager at Borland, she launched the iconic Java IDE, JBuilder. At Sun Microsystems, she led strategic marketing for Jini – a precursor to IoT. Theresa’s career began with McDonnell Douglas where she was a software developer on the C-17 transport plane and held a US DoD Top Secret security clearance. Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Host

Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems

16. SBOMS for Evil: How Evil are they? – Larry Pesce – RSA24 #2

Guest

Larry Pesce
Product Security Research and Analysis Director at Finite State

Larry’s core specialties include hardware and wireless hacking, architectural review, and traditional pentesting. He also regularly gives talks at DEF CON, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, and various BSides. Larry holds the GAWN, GCISP, GCIH, GCFA, and ITIL certifications, and has been a certified instructor with SANS for 5 years, where he trains the industry in advanced wireless and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) hacking. Larry’s independent research for the show has led to interviews with the New York Times with MythBusters’ Adam Savage, hacking internet-connected marital aids on stage at DEFCON, and having his RFID implant cloned on stage at Shmoocon. Larry is also a Principal Instructor and Course Author for the SANS Institute for SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and SEC556: IoT Penetration Testing. When not hard at work, Larry enjoys long walks on the beach weighed down by his ham radio, (DE KB1TNF), and thinking of ways to survive the impending zombie apocalypse.

Host

Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems

17. Making platformization beneficial to the cybersecurity industry – Maxime Lamothe-Brassard – RSA24 #2

Sponsored By

LimaCharlie

Guest

Maxime Lamothe-Brassard
Founder and CEO at LimaCharlie

Maxime began his career in cybersecurity working for the Canadian Security Establishment (CSE). CSE is Canada’s national cryptologic agency, providing the Government of Canada with information technology security and foreign
signals intelligence. As part of the Canadian Intelligence apparatus, Maxime worked in positions ranging from the development of cyber defense technologies, Counter Computer Network Exploitation, and Counter Intelligence.

After leaving the government, Maxime provided direct help to private and public organizations in matters of cyber defense. He was an early employee at Crowdstrike, then worked for Google where he eventually landed in Google X. Maxime left Google X – where he was a founding member of Chronicle Security – in 2018 to found LimaCharlie.

Host

Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative