VIRTUAL Registration for CloudSecNext Summit Solutions Track 2022

  • Wednesday, 04 May 2022 12:00PM EDT (04 May 2022 16:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: AJ Yawn, Paul Romanek, Christian Clasen, Vijit Nair, Andy Smith, Hank Schless, Gary Kinghorn, Josh Zelonis, Parag Bajaria, Alexander Lawrence, Dan Gordon

Attend the CloudSecNext Summit Solutions Track in-person or Virtually on May 4th!

Join this SANS Cloud Security Solutions Summit as we explore how organizations store sensitive data and resources in the cloud. Protecting these assets is top of mind for executives and security professionals. The speed and simplicity of the cloud allow companies to build applications faster than ever before. Unfortunately, this speed often comes with a cost - a lack of focus on security. Presentations will focus on technical case studies and thought leadership using specific examples relevant to helping companies improve the security of their cloud environment through automation.

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CloudSecNext Summit Solutions Track - San Diego

Join us IN-PERSON for FREE!

The SANS CloudSecNext Summit Solutions Track is right around the corner, don't miss the opportunity to join us IN-PERSON in San Diego for FREE! This FREE event chaired by SANS Instructor, AJ Yawn, will provide a full day of valuable content for you to apply to your everyday work life, as well as an opportunity to network with fellow cybersecurity professionals.

Register below to spend the day with great people at an event dedicated to providing you with critical information to help you better secure your cloud environment.

Here are a few benefits of joining us In-Person:

  • Connect with fellow cybersecurity professionals face-to-face
  • A full day of thought leadership discussions
  • Solutions Expo
  • FREE breakfast, lunch AND happy hour
  • Epic prize giveaways
CloudSecNext Summit Bonus Sessions

Attendee Information

At this year’s CloudSecNext Summit, you’ll have the chance to learn, connect, and share with thousands of cybersecurity professionals in attendance from around the globe. No matter your background or skill level, you’ll walk away from CloudSecNext Summit with interesting perspectives and case studies that challenge assumptions and result in a shift in your understanding.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits are earned by participation in the event!

  • 6 CPEs are earned each day you attend the Cloud Summit
  • 6 CPEs are earned for attending the Cloud Solutions Track on May 4th
  • 1 CPE is earned for attending each Cloud Bonus Session on May 3rd and May 4th

Agenda | May 4, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT



9:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks
AJ Yawn, SANS Instructor & Subject Matter Expert

9:15 AM

The Largest Threat to Your Data You’re Not Aware of is Lurking in the Shadows

Shadow data is the new shadow IT and it's leaving undue risk and breaches in its wake. CISO anxiety comes from the fear of the unknown and data security teams have lost visibility to where their sensitive data is in the cloud. In this session you will learn...

  • What is shadow data?
  • How does it occur?
  • Where is your shadow data?
  • How to shine a light on the shadows
Andy Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, Laminar

9:50 AM

Understanding the 3 Essential Pillars: Cloud Native Security

With many organizations now deploying cloud native applications based on micro-services, using containers, VMs and serverless functions, they are faced with new security challenges and threats. Based on Aqua's experience with hundreds of cloud native implementations since 2016, we've come to the realization that any cloud native security strategy must address these three areas - the build phase of applications, the infrastructure on which applications run, and the workloads themselves. In this talk we will show how this holistic approach creates an opportunity to automate and improve security to previously unattainable levels, and the agility and acceleration it enables to drive digital transformation and cloud enablement initiatives.

Paul Romanek, Solution Architect, Aqua Security

10:25 AM


10:40 AM

You’re Not Looking for a Ransomware Solution

Ransomware has become one of the biggest challenges for every organization, and is now one of the most talked-about topics in the security industry. IT and security teams are being asked about how they’re protecting against ransomware, but the answer isn’t always straightforward. This is because there is no one silver bullet solution for taking on ransomware. Join Hank Schless from Lookout as he takes a step back and looks at the ransomware problem from a pragmatic standpoint. By breaking down the killchain and aligning its steps with broader initiatives you’re already working on, you can take care of this challenge piece by piece without feeling overwhelmed with questions from your executives and noise from the market.

Hank Schless, Sr. Security Solutions Manager, Lookout

11:15 AM

Effective API Security Demands Application Context and Behavioral Analysis

Micro-services, cloud-native architectures, and API-driven applications have not only changed the speed of business innovation, they’ve changed what it takes to properly secure your applications. It’s no longer enough to secure apps by observing from the outside (like doctor’s did in Colonial times). Highly effective API security requires deeper knowledge about the applications and its users. Join Dan Gordon, API Security Evangelist @ Traceable AI to learn how to effectively secure against API attacks at scale.

Dan Gordon, Technical Evangelist, Traceable AI

11:50 AM

Extending Endpoint Detection and Response to the Cloud

With the rapid adoption of cloud computing, cloud workloads are in the crosshairs like never before. To protect cloud assets, SecOps teams need to expand their traditional scope to also monitor cloud activity, block cloud attacks, and speed enterprise-wide investigation and response. Attend this session to learn how leading SecOps teams secure corporate resources across a dynamic and distributed environment.

Josh Zelonis, Field CTO & Evangelist, Palo Alto Networks

12:25 PM

Lunch & Bonus Session

Join the bonus session and receive 1 additional CPE!

12:35 - 1:10 PM - How 2021’s Cloud threats Have Matured Our Security Strategy

Join as we review the most notable cloud threats in 2021 and take a deep dive into how their key learnings impact cloud security strategy in 2022!

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1:40 PM

The Remote Access Security Landscape

With the rapid transition to remote work, the industry is racing to meet a variety of use-cases and requirements. Whether users connect over VPNs, zero-trust portals, or to public cloud applications, the expectations rarely change: responsive applications, efficient sign-on, and consistent access. This session will explore how remote workers are connecting to resources and the many ways the industry is securing those connections.

Christian Clasen, Technical Leader - Cloud Security, Cisco Secure

2:15 PM

Why Wait? Find Cloud Risks and Threats in Real Time with Stream Detection

Cloud service providers offer cost effective and efficient collection and storage of cloud logs, which is a rich source of data for devops and security teams. Copying logs out of the cloud to query them later is expensive and complex to manage. With stream detection you can find risks and threats in real time and fix issues faster while saving time and money. Join us to learn how you can utilize Falco's real-time telemetry in your cloud native environment to enable smarter alerts faster and stay ahead of bad actors and malicious attacks.

Alexander Lawrence, Principal Security Architect, Sysdig

2:50 PM

IT/OT Convergence: How to Leverage and Secure Cyber Physical Systems in the Cloud

Migrating IT applications to the cloud has become a relatively routine process, but, as more and more critical infrastructure becomes automated and digitized, cloud hosting and security of cyber physical data and applications pose different challenges. Data from Industrial IoT processes, surveillance cameras, point of sale systems, medical instruments or other process sensors and actuators can benefit from cloud-level economies of scale, but raise different sets of issues and benefits. After this session, you’ll walk away with an understanding of how to leverage and secure cyber physical systems and data in the cloud.

Gary Kinghorn, Senior Director, Nozomi Networks

3:25 PM


3:40 PM

Real world Use Cases for NDR in the Cloud

As we’ve learned from events like Sunburst and Log4Shell, network telemetry provides essential evidence for catching threats that other tools miss. Join us as we dive into real world use cases from the research team at Corelight -- the creators and maintainers of Zeek. You'll learn how the collection and analysis of cloud network traffic leads to better threat detection and faster response.

Vijit Nair, Senior Director of Product - Cloud Security, Corelight

4:15 PM

Understanding and Prioritizing "True" Risks From an Attackers' Perspective

If you have a few hundred workloads running in the cloud, then you are most likely dealing with thousands of vulnerabilities and hundreds of misconfigurations. Given the volume of these security findings, it has become very challenging to prioritize the remediations. A single-dimensional view - the severity of the finding - is insufficient and will not reduce the overall risk of an asset. For example, fixing a remote code vulnerability on an asset not exposed to the internet may not reduce your risk. You need a multidimensional approach that combines threat vectors and asset relationships for effective prioritization. This session will discuss two concepts - external attack surface and attack path - that provide attackers’ view of your security. We will also discuss how you use these concepts for prioritizing your security findings.

Parag Bajaria, VP Cloud and Container Security, Qualys

4:50 PM

AJ Yawn, SANS Instructor & Subject Matter Expert