The session will also explore how to evaluate the privacy risks around IoT deployments Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), will highlight some of the security industry’s leading authorities on physical and cyber security during its two-day educational programme, being held April 6-7, 2016, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Focused on the latest trends in physical and cyber security, Connected Security Expo is designed to help security leaders keep pace with IT security trends while helping secure critical data, people, physical assets and supply chains across a more connected world. Focusing on technology driven solutions The conference sessions will appear in two tracks: People and Process, and Technology. The former features sessions on navigating the relationship between information security officers and physical security directors, engaging boards in cyber security discussion and risk evaluation, and building a collaborative framework to address information risk. The latter focuses on technology-driven solutions to address threats within the secure enterprise, reducing time to detect threats and building effective response plans. “A conference centered around the convergence of the cyber and physical security worlds is long overdue, as we see new threats appearing every day that make us question data protection levels,” said Jeremy Brecher, Senior Vice President, Technology, and Chief Information Officer, Securitas Electronic Security, Inc. “Today’s innovations and processes are enabling the complete mobilisation of the secure data centre without limiting functionality, but without coupling that capability with complete protection, data can be easily compromised. A dialogue must be had to help today’s IT leaders gain greater knowledge of how to work together to ensure data protection.” Brecher will lead the panel, “What Does the Internet of Things Really Mean for Enterprise Information Security?” which will discuss the real level of cybersecurity risks that are introduced as enterprises increasingly adopt the Internet of Things (IoT). Speakers will recommend how information should be controlled on the IoT and who should be responsible for that information. The session will also explore how to evaluate the privacy risks around IoT deployments and how organisations can meet privacy and security standards in a more connected world. Panel topics and keynote speakers Other panels include, ”The Evolving Relationship Between the CISO and CSO in the Cyber-Physical Age,” “Engaging the Board in Cyber Security,” “Mitigating Cyber Security Attacks on Physical Security Systems,” and “The Command Centre Experience: From Design to IoT,” and many more. “Coordination between physical and IT security systems is critical to improving our security posture when organisations are faced with an attack or threat of an attack — whether the attack comes from dedicated hackers, nation states or terrorist groups,” said Herb Kelsey, Chief Architect, Guardtime. “Multiple studies on breaches and attacks on infrastructure show most could be deflected by using simple, well-known security measures. Industry leaders must be able to communicate with multiple departments to identify vulnerabilities and work collaboratively to address these challenges — and this conference is leading the way in launching this discussion.” Kelsey will serve as the opening keynote speaker, presenting on, “Reducing the Time to Detect Tamper – Physical Security’s Mission Against Cyber Threats.” The presentation addresses the vulnerabilities derived from the IoT, as well as the need for enterprise IT teams to converge to understand when their environments have been tampered with to quickly restore breaches. “We have a robust group of educational sessions that address some of today’s most pressing topics related to the protection of assets,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ISC Events. “We have recognised the need within the industry to help facilitate the discussion about cyber security threats and strategise ways that these threats can be mitigated before serious problems arise. We hope this conference, and the panels and presentations we’ve selected will create a continued dialogue on these issues.” The Connected Security Expo is co-located with ISC West, the largest physical security event in the Americas.
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.