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Thursday, March 8

9:00am CST

Navigating the Alternative Facts of Malware Prevention
This talk, given by two individuals not linked to any anti-malware vendor, is the result of over two years of research covering several dozen tools in the anti-malware space, in an effort to find the ideal tool for our corporate environment. It is intended to be an in-depth focus on the evolution of the space, the tools, and the technologies behind them, with a “no holds barred” approach to presenting our evaluation methodology and results.

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Josh Sokol

Information Security Program Owner, National Instruments
Information Security has always been Josh's passion and in early 2010 National Instruments finally gave him the opportunity to become the Information Security Program Owner.  Today, he continues to run their security program handling everything from compliance to enterprise risk... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Big Tex Auditorium

10:00am CST

Inside a Breach: Lesson Learned
A discussion of a real world security breach along with the ensuing investigation and lessons learned along the way. We will discuss details of an actual security breach and the details of the ensuing incident response. Special attention will be given to the attack method and IOCs.


Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh has worked in the IT and Information Security industry for over 20 years. He has worked with multiple Fortune 50 companies and Cloud pioneers. He is currently the Director of Security for Hostway

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Lil Tex Auditorium

11:00am CST

Thinking outside the security box: Assembling non-traditional security teams
In an environment where traditional security professionals are scarce, I have taken a different approach to building out a robust pentesting team. By thinking outside the box and adding a bit of creativity to the process, such as providing our recruiters with different technical personas, we have been able to transform the way we attract and hire talent, transforming them into incredible security professionals and consultants. Through mining different industries, technology sectors and practices, we are able to assemble a team that learns and grows together. Their multi-faceted experiences in technology and diverse educational and professional backgrounds helps them introduce each other to different experiences and ways of thinking, enabling them to achieve things they otherwise would not have been able to do on their own.

Building this kind of team requires a clear path and dedicated resources who are invested in the success of both the team at large, and the talent at the individual level. It also requires hard work, ambition, and a willingness to learn from all team members. During this presentation, I will walk the audience through this idea, the most effective way to execute it, and some of the results we have seen since embarking on this initiative.


Jay Paz

Jay Paz (GSEC, GWAPT, GISP, GSSP-JAVA) has more than nine years of experience in information security and fifteen plus years of information technology experience including system analysis, design and implementation for enterprise level solutions.  He has a strong background in developer... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Lil Tex Auditorium

2:30pm CST

Security in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Mergers and Acquisitions are powerful drivers of business growth but bring a multitude of risks, including cybersecurity risk. When companies grow through acquisition, they often introduce weak links in the network that become entry points for hackers. This presentation will provide guidance on how to secure critical data and systems during the sometimes turbulent M&A process, including:
• Perform a security and compliance gap analysis.
• Coordinate incident response and handling.
• Address the human factor with awareness and training activities.

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Miriam Levenstein

Senior Consultant, NTT Security
Miriam Levenstein, CISSP, CISM, PCI-QSA, CISA, CIPP/E, CCSK - Principal security consultant at NTT Security. 10+ years of cybersecurity experience. Manage and deliver information security, privacy and compliance assessments and advisory consulting services to clients that include... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Big Tex Auditorium
Friday, March 9

3:30pm CST

Strengthen Your SecOps Team by Leveraging Neurodiversity
High productivity, extreme attention to detail, logical/calculated, passionate, and hyper-focused. These are all characteristics considered valuable in the information security industry. However, a certain group of people who exceed expectations in these skill sets are constantly overlooked for job positions. That group of people is the High Functioning Autistic (HFA) community.

Individuals in the high functioning autistic community are often overlooked for job positions due to their social disabilities which makes them perform poorly in an interview and in their interactions with other people. However, if you look past their awkward behavior and social struggles, you will find these individuals are perfectly suited for roles in the information security industry.

This talk aims to show the listeners that, as many tech companies have found, the HFA community is ripe with individuals who could be the best of the best in the security industry if given the chance. The audience will realize that a small investment in time, understanding, and acceptance can result in the addition of an invaluable member to a Security Operations team.

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Megan Roddie

Cyber Threat Researcher, IBM
Megan Roddie is a security analyst with Recon InfoSec. With previous experience in the public sector and a current position in the private sector, she has a variety of experience in different types of environments. With a love for public speaking, she has spoken at DEFCON, BSides... Read More →

Friday March 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST