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Sneak Peek for the European Security Awareness Summit

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT (2016-09-27 14:00:00 UTC)
  • Chris Boyd, Masha Sedova, Lance Spitzner

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Come learn what all the excitement is about. The second annual European Security Awareness Summit is the biggest and most interactive event of the year dedicated to security awareness in Europe. In this webcast we will cover everything the summit has to offer, to include new events such as SANS 360 lightening talks, shown-tell wars and numerous networking events. In addition we will have several of the summit speakers join us to give an overview of their talks. The 2nd annual European Security Awareness Summit is designed for experienced security awareness officers who want to take their security awareness program to the next level. This year's Summit will provide actionable lessons you can take back and apply right away within your organisation.

Speaker Bios

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, security architecture and awareness training and is a SANS Senior Instructor. He helped pioneer the fields of deception and cyber intelligence with his creation of honeynets and founding of The Honeynet Project. In addition, Lance has published three security books, consulted in over 25 countries, and helped over 350 organizations build awareness programs to manage their human risk. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Attivo Networks. Lance is the author and an instructor for MGT433: Managing Human Risk: Mature Security Awareness Programs, and MGT521: Leading Cybersecurity Change: Building A Security-Based Culture, and built the SANS Security Awareness business unit from the ground up over the past 10 years. With the catalyst of COVID-19, Lance created multiple resources for securing humans from home, from those working remotely for the first time or managing newly remote teams, to children learning and playing online. Read more about Lance here.

Masha Sedova

Masha Sedova is the Senior Director of Trust Engagement at Salesforce. She has built a team that drives a secure mindset amongst all employees using user security behavior testing and data analytics paired with elements of gamification and positive psychology. The scope of her work runs the gambit of general awareness such as phishing and reporting activity to secure engineering practices by developers and engineers. She and her team have built security simulations, company-wide competitions, and custom lab environments to drive effective learning of vital security behaviors. Her efforts have culminated in a security program that is altering the way Salesforce’s employees, customers, partners, and large corporations approach security. Prior to her work with Salesforce, Masha was the principal founder of Dymera Strategies Consulting where she conducted social engineering and security awareness training to international companies and government agencies based on tools, techniques, and methods of prominent cyber warfare actors. Masha has also worked for Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems as a cyber threat researcher.

Chris Boyd

Malware Intelligence Analyst (Malwarebytes) Chris is a 7 time Microsoft MVP in Consumer Security and former Director of Research for FaceTime Security Labs. He has presented at RSA, Rootcon, VB, IRISSCON, and SecTor, and has been thanked by Google for his contributions to responsible disclosure in their Hall of Fame. Chris has been credited with finding the first rootkit in an IM hijack, the first rogue web browser installing without consent, and the first DIY Twitter Botnet kit. His work was also referenced in the People of the State of New York v. Direct Revenue, LLC.

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