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AI and Emerging Threat Protection - the new security normal

  • Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT (2020-07-09 14:30:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Nemi George, Nayeem Islam


  • Blue Hexagon

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Join the world-famous John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Trends and Nemi George, VP and CISO, Pacific Dental Services with Nayeem Islam, CEO and Founder of Blue Hexagon to learn the critical role security leaders will play in protecting their company through today's challenging and uncertain times, and driving change for continued cyber resilience.

The rate of change information technology and security experienced over the past few months has been unprecedented. Whats even more challenging, cybersecurity is itself in a state of transformation as CISOs grapple with new paradigms like BYOD, Zero Trust & cloud security while trying to build a next-generation architecture in the wake of threats that have proven they can evolve faster than traditional controls like signatures, intelligence feeds, and sandboxes.

For security leaders, this change and uncertainty presents a number of dilemmas: how should you adjust and prioritize to face this challenge and be cyber resilient in future? How to evaluate and adopt the latest tools and techniques, such as artificial intelligence, zero-hour detection and response, and automation and orchestration.

What you'll learn from this webinar:

   What is the current state of the art in threat protection, for the cloud and the network

   What are the critical CISO priorities for creating a cyber-resilient organization

   How to rapidly prioritize efforts and plans for a modern network detection and response architecture

   New AI technologies and tools to cut through the rapidly changing threat landscape

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Nemi George

Nemi is currently Vice President, Information Security Officer & Service Operations at Pacific Dental Services (PDS) – one of the country’s leading dental support organizations (DSO) providing supported autonomy to more than 800 dental practices. Prior to PDS, Nemi worked with Vodafone Global Enterprise for over 9 years in a number of roles across architecture, information security, managed service operations, and compliance security & risk.  Nemi is a member of the British Computer Society, ISACA, and holds the following professional qualifications: CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor; CISM – Certified Information Security Manager, EC Council’s C|CISO – Certified Chief Information Security Officer; ITIL V3 Foundation & Intermediate.  Nemi also serves as an Executive Consultant helping businesses strike the right balance between managing Information Security risks and implementing additional security controls. Nemi also serves as Vice President for ISACA Orange County. He is an accomplished speaker and writer.

Nayeem Islam

Nayeem Islam is the CEO and co-founder of Blue Hexagon. Previously, Nayeem was VP and Head of Qualcomm’s R&D group in Silicon Valley where he led an award-winning team building deep learning, sensors, and security products. His team’s innovations were a key part of a $10B Qualcomm portfolio. Nayeem was also an executive at NTT DoCoMo, Amazon and IBM, and a joint recipient of the ACM POPL’s 2017 Most Influential Paper award. He holds 80 patents and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

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