The speakers will also discuss how to align operational technology (OT) and IT security priorities
Connected Security Expo selected this year's keynotes based on their expertise in the convergence of physical and cyber security trends

Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), announced recently esteemed IT visionaries as its keynote speakers. Leading IT security practitioner Herb Kelsey, who developed the first secure cloud-computing environment for the Air Force Cyber Command, Wurldtech CEO and President Paul Rogers and Intel Security Cyber Security Strategist Matthew Rosenquist will lead respective discussions focusing on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise, and how to mitigate cyber threats in a hyper-connected world.

The organisers of the Connected Security Expo selected this year's keynotes based on their transformative insights on the convergence of physical and cyber security trends. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from these market leaders, who have disrupted their industries while driving new avenues of success. 

Reducing the time to detect tamper: Physical security’s mission against cyber threats

Speaking about the connected world, where today’s technology offers users accessibility and connectivity to all kinds of devices, Herb Kelsey, Chief Architect, Guardtime, and Paul Rogers, President and CEO, Wurldtech Security Technologies, and General Manager of GE Industrial Cyber Security, will address the vulnerabilities derived from the Internet of Things, as well as the need of enterprise IT teams to converge to understand when their environments have been tampered with to quickly restore breaches. The speakers will also discuss how to align operational technology (OT) and IT security priorities and come together to update and modernise security to protect legacy infrastructure systems.  

Over the past 20 years, Kelsey has provided IT leadership for enterprise architectures in commercial and government markets. He has served as a trusted advisor to the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. government on security matters, developed a secure cloud-computing environment for the Air Force Cyber Command and helped shape the security approach for IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative.

In his role at Wurldtech, a GE company, Rogers has spearheaded the development of cyber security initiatives to protect critical infrastructure and the industrial Internet. During his career, he has held several global leadership positions within GE, including Chief Development Officer at GE Digital and General Manager of the Software Solutions Group at GE Power.  

Today’s security leaders are finding themselves at a crossroads between ensuring the safety and security of physical assets and keeping critical data safe from outside threats

The future of cyber security

Matthew Rosenquist, Cyber Security Strategist, Intel Security, will discuss the challenges associated with cyber security, a difficult and serious endeavour that forces IT leaders to strive to find balance in managing the security of computing capabilities that connects and enriches lives. Rosenquist will outline the future of cyber security and provide valuable insights around the challenges and opportunities it presents in 2016 — and review ways to better address IT vulnerabilities. 

Rosenquist has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of security, the majority of which has been spent building and managing Intel’s first 24/7 Security Operations Centre, overseeing several internal security products and services, deploying the company’s enterprise-wide intrusion detection program, and serving as Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses. 

“Today’s security leaders are finding themselves at a crossroads between ensuring the safety and security of physical assets and keeping critical data safe from outside threats, and the launch of Connected Security Expo @ ISC West is a testament to the fact that this discussion is at the forefront in the marketplace,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Reed Exhibitions. “Our keynote speakers come from vast backgrounds that encompass both public and private sectors, offering a wealth of information on the convergence between the physical and cyber security challenges we face and will continue to face as threats grow.” 

The inaugural Connected Security Expo, being held April 6-8, 2016, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, focuses on the latest trends facing IT and cyber security practitioners. Connected Security Expo, which is co-located with ISC West, the largest physical security event in the Americas, is geared toward helping security leaders keep pace with the challenges of bridging the gap between physical and logical security, while helping secure critical data, people and assets across the connected world.

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