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Anatomy of a Cloud Data Breach

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-03-19 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Ray Canzanese, Ph.D., Nathan Smolenski


  • Netskope

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Digital transformation continues to drive cloud adoption across the enterprise. On average, enterprises are using more that 1,300 cloud apps across their organization for everything from marketing, to collaboration, to file storage. Productivity tools like Office 365 and Slack make it incredibly easy for users to deploy by themselves. However, the benefits of cloud adoption also bring about new types of risk. Malicious actors are leveraging the cloud to deliver new payloads faster, while circumventing traditional security tools.

In this session we will look back at several recent data breaches and analyze both how they occurred, and the best practices security teams can apply to mitigate the risks surrounding them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Common techniques attackers are using to thwart or bypass traditional security tools
  • Five key controls that you can review to ensure they stop endpoint and cloud-based threats
  • The most common enterprise cloud apps and the risk exposure posed to the organization from using them

Speaker Bios

Nathan Smolenski

Nathan is a cybersecurity & technology leader with over 18 years of experience across financial services, management, consulting, executive search, insurance, and software industry verticals. Nathan is highly experienced in digital transformation, leadership enrichment, organizational development and the modernization of enterprise security programs and architectures; enabling businesses through consumable service-based delivery capabilities. Nathan maintains a contemporary view of technology and cyber security and is a strong believer in process and technology innovation to drive transformational change.

Nathan currently serves as director on the enterprise strategy team at Netskope, the leader in cloud security, focused on digital transformation of cyber security programs, security research initiatives, and the evolution of cloud security architectures; while helping to further drive success for Netskope and its customers.

Prior joining the Netskope team, Nathan served as the Head of Technology Security Strategy and Engineering for the NY Life Insurance Company; as well as previous roles as the VP/CISO of Spencer Stuart, a world leader in executive search and management consulting, the CISO of Zurich North America, and the CISO of 21stCentury Insurance. Nathan maintains the CISSP, CISA, and CISM designations, was a 2016 nominee for ISSA & InfraGardís Chicago CISO of the Year, and serves as a member of the Rutgers University cyber security program advisory board.

Ray Canzanese, Ph.D.

Ray is the Director of Netskope Threat Labs, which specializes in cloud-focused threat research. His background is in software anti-tamper, malware detection and classification, cloud security, sequential detection, and machine learning. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. Most recently, Ray was the CTO of cloud security startup Sift Security.

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