Spotlight on Security Speaker Series 2019 - Defending Against Current Threats

SPOTlight on Security 2019 is a speaker series workshop that shines light on Safeguarding Professional  / Personal assets from Ongoing Threats. The event is intended to be a series event to promote security and provide an educational platform to educate participants from various companies.

Date: Thursday Dec 12t, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 3pm.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and Registration
12:00 PM Presentation 1
01:00 PM Presentation 2
02:00 PM Presentation 3

3 CPEs

Deer Creek Golf club
7000 W. 133rd Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66209
(913) 681-3100

Topics and Speakers:

Title: Attacking & Defending Blockchains – Not just about Contracts & Vulnerabilities

There have been many high-profile security failures in blockchain systems related to smart contracts, bugs in popular software utilities, and use of wallets. Now that enterprises and governments are starting to look at adopting blockchain, digital ledgers, and sometimes IOT for enterprise use cases, we need to learn from the failures of the public community and not let these same mistakes end up within our implementations.

Speaker Bio:
As Head of Blockchain Security, Scott J. Carlson brings technical leadership to Kudelski Security, strategic guidance to customers and evangelism to the broader IT security community. He also plays a key role in developing innovative relationships between Kudelski and its technical alliance partners and delivering trust solutions based on digital ledgers, cryptography, and blockchain. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the banking, education and payment sectors, where his focus areas have included information security, data centers, cloud, virtualization, and systems architecture. His roles include head of security strategy at PayPal, Charles Schwab, University of Phoenix and recently was the CISO at Blockchain/Supply-Chain company Sweetbridge. He is also a highly rated speaker and contributor to RSA Conference, OpenStack Foundation, ISC2, ISACA, Infragard, Information Week and other industry institutions.

Topic: Insider Threat

Krina will share information about the threat many companies don’t regard as their biggest risk – the insider. Historically organizations prioritize external threats above insider threats, however employees pose major security vulnerabilities and account for nearly 90% of all security incidents. Some incidents are malicious/intentional, while the majority are unintentional when they let their guard down. Whether malicious or accidental, insider incidents can weaken customer trust and cause irreparable transactional and reputational damage. Understanding the potential threats and creating a holistic approach to managing insider risk is the key to safeguarding your ‘keys to the kingdom’.

Speaker Bio: 
Krina Snider, is a marketing & communications professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, communications, advertising, promotions, public relations, and awareness. Proven experience in brand management and corporate identity programs. Successfully coordinated key marketing and communications initiatives in various industries for three Fortune 500 companies. Led efforts for national headquarters personnel, sales support teams and senior management/ partners. Highly creative professional with solid work ethic who consistently exceeds expectations.

Topic: Privacy Laws: California Consumer Privacy Act

The law requires businesses over a certain user and/or revenue threshold to disclose what personal data they collect; the purposes they intend to use the data for; and any third parties it will be shared with; as well as requiring that they provide a discrimination-free opt-out to personal data being sold or shared.

Speaker Bio:
Tedrick A. Housh III, practices in the rapidly developing legal world of data security and privacy. As chair of our Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group, Tedrick serves as a leader of the firm’s work on data privacy, data security and data breach issues. He assesses and reviews companies’ information security and privacy practices, and suggests improvements. He helps clients solve problems arising from the loss or disposal of personal data, protected health information and key proprietary data. He crafts and updates website terms of service and privacy policies. The International Association of Privacy Professionals has designated Tedrick a Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E).  Tedrick is a leader in the firm’s work involving blockchain, a transformative distributed ledger technology with accompanying privacy and security issues. He has provided advice regarding smart contracts and other related aspects of blockchain. He is a founding member of Blockchain KC, an organization dedicated to the growth and integration of the technology in the region. He serves on the board of the KC Tech Council and on the IT Advisory Board for Johnson County Community College. 

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Spotlight on Security Speaking Series lead Organizers for 2019:

Naeem Babri - ISSA KC
Donna Vieira - ISACA KC
Krina Snider - Sprint