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.
The Industry Advisory Board is currently finalising the Connected Security Conference programme The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, sponsored by SIA, announced its Conference Advisory Board, which is working side by side with Show Management to create unique and timely content for the event’s first edition slated to take place in April. Connected Security Expo is a conference led event, taking place alongside of ISC West (April 6-8, 2016 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas). It’s the only industry event that focuses on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise, including looking at how physical and information security can be used together to mitigate new and emerging cyber threats in a hyper-connected world. Participating in the Connected Security Expo Education Advisory Board are: Jeremy Brecher, VP Technology, Electronic Security at Diebold, Inc. Mr. Brecher led Diebold Enterprise Security's US operations and information technology group. He managed numerous large-scale national and global electronic security system conversions and new deployments for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of environments, including construction, transportation, and commercial. Jeremy is the Chair of the SIA Cloud, Mobility and IoT Subcommittee, which explores the impact of the Cloud and mobility on Physical Security and focuses on developing Cloud and mobility standards for the industry. Candidate areas for standardisation include a cloud security reference model, and a common Cloud session establishment framework for physical security products. Ed Adams, President and CEO of Security Innovation. Mr. Adams is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and founded the Application Security Industry Consortium, Inc. (AppSIC), a non-profit association of industry analysts, enterprise technologists, and security leaders established to define cross-industry application security metrics and best practices that eventually morphed into SAFECode. Ed is also involved in other industry initiatives, including OWASP. He is on the board of the National Association of Information Security Groups (NAISG), and the International Secure Software Engineering Council (ISSECO). In February of 2014, Ed was named a Privacy by Design Ambassador, which is a group of privacy thought-leaders committed to ensuring the ongoing protection of personal information by following the Principles of PbD. It’s the only industry event that focuses on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise, including looking at how physical and information security can be used together to mitigate new and emerging cyber threats in a hyper-connected world Herb Kelsey, Chief Architect Guardtime. Mr. Kelsey has provided engineering support for enterprise architectures in commercial and government markets for more than 20 years. Becoming IBM’s Deputy CTO for cyber security in 2008, he advised 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 the IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative. Prior to 2001, Herb was engaged widely in multiple commercial industries such as banking, automotive and information technology. After 9/11, as an IBM executive consultant, he worked on DoD and Intelligence Community infrastructure transformations; notably, serving two years as Chief Architect for a DoD agency’s Lead System Integrator, overseeing the budget, design and engineering execution of over 40 programmes of record. Godfrey Chua, Principle Analyst at Machina Research. Mr. Chua brings over 15 years of experience and has worked extensively with network vendors, service providers, financial institutions, government agencies and solution developers in the communications and IoT space. His research examines the key aspects defining a successful strategy in M2M. He also pays particular attention to emerging business models and the ecosystems evolving in the Industrial Internet and Consumer IoT segments. Prior to joining Machina Research, Godfrey managed and helped launch the M2M and the Internet of Things programme at Infonetics Research. Previous to this, he was a member of the Advanced Technologies team at Juniper Networks where he focused on mobile solutions, M2M, and next-generation mobile core technologies go-to-market efforts, including performing market analysis for M2M and next-gen mobile business models. The Industry Advisory Board is currently finalising the Connected Security Conference programme, which will cover topics across a People & Process track, as well as a Technology track. The full lineup of sessions and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.