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Thursday, March 8

11:00am CST

Career and Job Search Tips
If there is such as skills gap for information security professionals then why are some professionals having trouble finding work? It takes more than technical, red team or blue team skills to get a job; many companies need to find the "right match" that fits in with their culture and can deliver true business value.

This presentation will provide tips on improving your job search techniques. It will present information from a business perspective on how to improve your "soft" skills so that you may more effectively communicate your qualifications to a hiring manager. It will also recommend what to do--and not do--to separate yourself from other candidates.

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Larry Moore

Larry Moore has over twenty years of Information Security experience as part of his thirty-two year IT career and currently works as the Security, Risk & Compliance manager at Tangoe. He has worked in many other capacities such as critical infrastructure protection, mobile platform... Read More →

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

3:30pm CST

Operational Security in a Weaponized World
We live our lives in a gadget-orientated age which provides convenience that borders on magical. However, these magical times are not always filled with awe-inspiring wizardry, as we very rarely pull back the curtain to reveal what is there. A quick glimpse of the modern world shows us that a wide range of benign tools and situations can be weaponized.

Join Aaron Crawford of Insider Security Agency as he leads a discussion about the process of operational security regarding the weaponizing of everyday devices found around the office or at conferences. Learn how common devices and scenarios are weaponized by attackers. Having successfully conducted red team engagements on nearly every continent, Aaron demonstrates that it is easier to think inside the box for the win. At no other time is this more evident than this talk as Aaron unveils an entirely new and unstoppable attack vector.

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Aaron Crawford

Owner, Insider Security Agency
A certified security professional with over 25 years of experience in the security industry, Aaron Crawford eats, sleeps and continually drinks from the security fire hose. This passion for security lead him to form the Insider Security Agency. His fascination with Social Engineering... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Big Tex Auditorium
Friday, March 9

11:00am CST

Privacy Management and the GDPR
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force this May, with a comprehensive approach to protecting the privacy of European consumers and employees. With its global (!) reach and potential fines of up to twenty (20) million Euros or more, multinational organizations advertising services to (or otherwise profiling) Europeans are scrambling to become compliant. We will provide a high-level overview of the regulation, and then dive into details on the embedded user rights and "Privacy by Design" criteria.

Attendees will acquire a practical understanding of the principles that inform how users' personal information should be managed in accordance with norms that are becoming more prominent in compliance frameworks across the world.

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David Ochel

Director of Security and Compliance, AllClear ID
David Ochel (@lostgravity) is a security & privacy technologist with extensive experience in pragmatic information risk and compliance management. David serves as the Director of Security and Compliance at AllClear ID.

Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CST

2:30pm CST

Post-mortem on deploying osquery, Kolide, and writing to kinesis
osquery is an open-source endpoint-solution that is gaining a lot of traction. In this talk, we want to share our experience deploying osquery to a fleet of over 35,000 endpoints. In addition, we discuss the trials and tribulations of managing that deployment, getting Kolide (endpoint management) up and running, as well as writing all of this great data to an AWS Kinesis stream.


Christian Burrows

Christian Burrows is a dude from Austin TX and is Sr. Security Intelligence for Atlassian. Philip Mire has a much better and cooler background but is also Sr. Security Intelligence with Atlassian.
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Philip Mire

Philip Mire graduated with a B.S., Computer Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 1995. He has since worked in the Information Security field with several Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Dell Computers, Visa, and American Funds. Philip currently works for Atlassian... Read More →

Friday March 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST