When even Hunters are being Hunted
Predictive Cyber Defense Against the Inevitable
When even Hunters are being Hunted
Predictive Cyber Defense Against the Inevitable
Year 2020 brought a lot of unpleasant surprises. It changed the way the whole world operated, and it also changed the Cyber Threat landscape of all organizations. Opportunistic threat actors used this chaos as a ladder and targeted organizations worldwide and the sophistication level has reached a point where even giants of cybersecurity industry are getting breached. Security researchers predict that this trend will continue in 2021 and beyond, leading to an inevitable cyber apocalypse.
In this era where even “Hunters are being Hunted”, legacy Prevention and Detection-based cybersecurity approach is not enough. We need to be 10 steps ahead of threat actors and this event will delve into the key factors that can make it possible.
Join us for an interesting VirtualSummit to get deeper insights into critical topics like :
- Predictive Threat Intelligence
- Zero Trust Web and Email Security
- Next Generation Security Analytics
- Unprecedented protection against Gen V mega-cyberattacks
Anand is an all-out entrepreneur having founded companies such as Spectrami, Altrosmart, AmiseQ and Hive Pro. With over a decade of cybersecurity experience, he continues to launch startups addressing current and future challenges. Possessing a natural transformational leadership style, his forte lies in developing businesses to their maximum potential through clarity of vision and determined execution. Anand is a board member and advisor to several security startups and is recognized as a thought-leader and influencer in the security industry.
As Spectrami’s Chief Technology Officer, Kazi brings with him the complete competency of his decade plus experience in various leadership roles within the technical domain. His in-depth knowledge of enterprise infrastructure business aids in strategic decision-making. Diligent and foresighted, his expertise in business management, technology and customer business drivers accelerates the firm’s growth and meets the desired business objectives. Technically proficient and analytically strong, Kazi was heading a systems integration firm across three countries in Southern Africa, prior to joining Spectrami.
Founder & Managing Partner of Outliers Venture Capital
Mohammed is an entrepreneur, Kauffman Fellow and a technologist. He has previously founded and exited his Cybersecurity company, worked as a software engineer at Google and Mozilla and was an angel investor in many companies and lead a number of national initiatives as a Deputy Minister for Planning & Development in ICT Sector.
He is a recognized cybersecurity thought-leader; previously winning the prestigious ACSAC award in its 31st year. He has a PhD in CS focusing on the intersection of Cybersecurity, Machine Learning and Cognitive Psychology.
Chief Technology Officer, Menlo Security
Kowsik was previously co-founder and CTO at Mu Dynamics. Prior to Mu Dynamics, he was a distinguished engineer at Juniper Networks. He has more than 15 years of experience in diverse technologies.
VP of Solutions, Securonix
Augusto Barros is VP of Solutions at Securonix. Augusto is a former Gartner analyst with 20 years of experience in cybersecurity-related roles and consulting for enterprises in finance, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Augusto has worked on a variety of information security projects and initiatives, from security awareness campaigns, to penetration testing, to security infrastructure design. The challenges of threat detection and response are his main interests and the focus of his research. He has also ventured into the application of behavior economics concepts to the security space. Augusto has taught courses and presented at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat Europe, RSA Conference, and Gartner security summits.
Founder and CEO, Seclytics
Saeed is one of the leading thinkers on the intersection between machine learning and cybersecurity. Prior to founding SecLytics, he held the position of Distinguished Scientist at PayPal. Before that, he was Senior Scientist at Damballa and a Security Researcher at Websense. He holds a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and a Postdoc from Carnegie Mellon. Saeed has co-authored more than 19 papers and books on the applications of machine learning to cybersecurity.
Fun fact: When Saeed isn’t busy predicting cyberattacks, he patrols the soccer pitch as a crafty right winger with a nose for goal.
VP, Threat Prevention, Check Point
Neatsun Ziv is Check Point Software Technologies’ VP of Threat Prevention & Intelligence since 2016. In this capacity Ziv leads Check Point’s R&D teams and its main products. Prior to this position, Ziv served as the company’s Director of Secure Cloud since 2011. Before joining Check Point, he founded Vanadium (RawAnalysis) where he continued to hold the position of CEO for seven years.
11:00 AM (UAE)
by Anand Choudha, CEO, Spectrami | Hardeep Singh, Business Unit Lead, Spectrami
11:10 AM (UAE)
Future of Cybersecurity when even the Cybersecurity-Giants are getting Breached.
by Mohammed Almeshekah, Founder & Managing Partner of Outliers Venture Capital & Sarfaraz Kazi, CTO Spectrami
In the unpredictable era where even the Cybersecurity giants are being hunted, many organizations are falling for “snake oil” promises given by security vendors. In this session Dr. Mohammed Al Meshekah will discuss that how organizations should make informed decision to deal with this Cyber Pandemic and how not to fall prey to false promises of so called “Unbreakable” Solutions/Technologies.
11:25 AM (UAE)
Zero Trust Internet - Moving Beyond “Almost Safe”
Although enterprise spending on cybersecurity continues to increase, enterprises find themselves getting infected again and again and again. In this session, we will consider how digital transformation is accelerating the adoption of cloud based apps and services, rendering legacy security architectures obsolete. Menlo’s keynote speaker, Kowsik Guruswamy, will discuss how we need to evolve our thinking from being app/data centric to a cloud-based, user centric approach. Ultimately, this session will question how we can move beyond good vs. bad and ‘almost safe’ to Zero Trust?
11:45 AM (UAE)
Improving SOC Effectiveness Using Behavior Analytics and Machine Learning Technology
The increasing level of threat activity and growth in the adoption of cloud services have caused an exponential rise in the amount of data to be analyzed by the security solutions used by SOCs. To make things worse, more data and more threats have also increased the alert overload on security analysts. This session shows how modern technologies such as behavior analytics and machine learning have been used as a force multiplier and have improved the ability of SOCs to handle these new challenges.
12:05 PM (UAE)
You Are Doing Predictive Threat Intelligence Wrong
by Saeed Abu-Nimeh, Founder and CEO, Seclytics
Most of cyber security solutions detect known cyber threats. There are lots of solutions that promise proactive security, however they have not been up to par. In this presentation, we will discuss how to build a real predictive cyber threat intelligence practice that will enable your security team be proactive and less fatigued.
12:25 PM (UAE)
Strategic Insights from Past Generations of Threats – Protect against Gen V attacks
by Neatsun Ziv, VP, Threat Prevention Check Point
Presentation Synopsys: 2020 was a global wake-up call to get serious about addressing the cyber threat landscape. Unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks played out as large-scale, multi-vector mega attacks that inflicted major damage on business and reputation. As a result, we find ourselves in the midst of the fifth generation of cyber-attacks. To remain operationally secure now, businesses require a new generation of cyber security – Gen V. Step Up to Gen V Cyber Security – Security That Prevents Fifth-Generation Cyber Attacks.
12:45 PM (UAE)
Panel Discussion - How are CISOs preparing the board for post SolarWinds breach
by Saghir Ahmed Khan, Leader, Security Operations Center, SABIC, KSA | Ahmed Hasan Al Lawati, Section Head, Information Security, Ooredoo Oman | Sameer Shaikh, Managing Director – Middle East and Africa, Galaxkey
As with other roles in technology, 2020 was a very challenging year for CISOs to effectively defend their organizations as adversaries ramped up attacks. This was at the time when cybersecurity resources and budgets became more constrained (largely due to the global COVID-19 pandemic). Gartner is forecasting decreased security spend for 2021 and 50 percent of CISOs are embarking on a vendor consolidation strategy in the next 18 months. This session will have a detailed discussion with CISOs from different verticals to understand how they are planning to overcome these budget constraints and other roadblocks in coming year.
01:00 PM (UAE)