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2018 was worse than 2017 for cyber security. This year every month was filled with even more major breaches, hacks, and attacks surfacing then 2017. The nature and range of the attacks varied from email hacking to zero days, from minor incursions to (potentially) everyone’s data being stolen. 2018 will probably go down as the new worst year for Cyber Security with all the previous year’s events having been far surpassed. Even our doom and gloom or same old same old predictions of last year have been blown away. The question now, will 2019 bear the full weight and impact of the events of 2019, or will it have its own harrowing events. Will the growing impact and occurrences spotlight security and translate in terms of media and regulatory attention? What kinds of threats will dominate the 2019 landscape?
Join us, make notes, and then check back in a year to see how our panel of experts did in providing insight and making predictions for the 2019 challenges to InfoSec.
James R. McQuiggan – Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
James is a Security Awareness Advocate for the KnowBe4 Company responsible for amplifying the KnowBe4 messaging related to the importance of, effectiveness of, and the need for new-school security awareness training within organizations through social media, webinars, in-person presentations, industry trade shows and traditional media outlets.
Prior to joining KnowBe4, James worked for Siemens for eighteen years where he was responsible for various roles over that time. James was the Product & Solution Security Officer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He consulted and supported various corporate divisions on cybersecurity standards, information security awareness and securing product networks. In addition to his work at Siemens, James is also a part time faculty professor at Valencia College in the Engineering, Computer Programming & Technology Division.
Ricky Allen – CISO, Critical Start
Ricky Allen is the Vice President for Critical Start and President of the South Texas ISSA chapter. He holds certifications such as SABSA Security Architecture, CISSP, CISA, and Six Sigma. Ricky previously held roles at Accenture as an executive in their strategic information security consulting practice and at HP Enterprise Security Products as the practice lead for developing Security Operations programs for ArcSight SIEM products. Ricky was focused on retail and manufacturing industries while at PwC where he managed penetration testing and risk assessments for companies across the US. Ricky has presented at conferences such as BSides, Black Hat, API Cybersecurity, HOU.SEC.CON, SANS, SecureWorld, and Data Connectors. Ricky is based in Houston, TX and has a degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.
Patrick Miller – Managing Partner, Archer International
Patrick Miller has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of critical infrastructures. As Managing Partner at Archer International, he is a trusted independent security and regulatory advisor for industrial control systems worldwide. Mr. Miller is also the founder, director and president emeritus of EnergySec and US. Coordinator for the Industrial Cybersecurity Center. Patrick's diverse background spans the Energy, Telecommunications, Water and Financial Services verticals including key positions with regulatory agencies, private consulting firms, utility asset owners and commercial organizations.
Ira Winkler – Lead Principal, Trustwave
Ira Winkler, CISSP is Lead Security Principal at Trustwave and author of Advanced Persistent Security and the forthcoming You Can Stop Stupid. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader.
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