STATE OF THE THREAT AND
NEW DEFENSE STRATEGIES
At Fal.Con for Public Sector we brought together respected and forward-thinking cybersecurity professionals and experts from across federal, state, and local public sector agencies for a day of informative sessions and discussions.
At this groundbreaking event, attendees had the opportunity to build on their expertise and gain a new perspective on cybersecurity while engaging with top security experts and their peers from across the public sector.
KEYNOTES — Fal.Con for Public Sector featured compelling keynote speakers, including some of the world’s top minds in cybersecurity. Their real-world insights and stories inspired attendees to think differently about their processes and how to secure agencies. You can explore the videos below to see the keynote speakers from the program.
LATEST SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND TRENDS — Cybersecurity must continually evolve to address today’s complex and changing threat landscape. Explore the videos below to learn about the latest cybersecurity trends and confidential threat intelligence that will inform the security strategies you create for your agency.
BEST PRACTICES — Learn from leading professionals and hear best practices and the tactics and tools that are most effective against today’s most sophisticated threats, by viewing the event sessions below.
|8:00 AM||Registration and Networking Breakfast|
Countering Cyber Adversaries: Attack Trends and the Importance of Speed
Private sector organizations and federal, state, and local agencies are all responsible for protecting sensitive information from global criminal groups and nation-states. While public and private sectors may operate in different environments and at different scales, their defensive cyber practices can and should incorporate the same strategies: hunting continuously, utilizing cloud-enabled technologies, and prioritizing speed with the “1-10-60 Rule.” During this keynote address, CrowdStrike’s Co-Founder and CTO, Dmitri Alperovitch, will discuss the key to having successful cybersecurity strategy that enables organizations to gain the upper hand against cyber adversaries.
Protecting the People: NYC Cyber Command's Mission to Defend
In July 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio established NYC Cyber Command. Led by Geoff Brown. Cyber Command is charged with defending city systems, which deliver critical services that New Yorkers rely on every day, and helping residents become safer in their digital lives. During this keynote address, Geoff Brown will discuss his approach to Cyber Command's mission, the importance of using speed to defend against cyber threats, and how other cities can emulate the cyber tactics being used in NYC.
Coffee and Networking
Panel Discussion: Modernizing Services and Protecting Data with the Cloud
As federal agencies take steps to modernize, many are moving information and operations to the cloud in order to better manage, organize and protect the massive amounts of data that the government collects. While this transition to the cloud can increase agility, scale and speed, the impact of these benefits will be determined by adopting the right technologies, strategies and processes for your agency. During this panel discussion, we’ll gather IT leaders to discuss best practices for adopting cloud technologies and, implementing standards to secure them, and outline how leveraging cloud for cybersecurity will keep the nation’s critical data safe.
State of the Threat: A Global Intelligence Perspective
Chollimas, Spiders, and Bears: There are a myriad of threats to your data and operations -- and knowing who your adversaries are, what they're after and how they operate is essential to defending your agency. In this session, VP of Intelligence Adam Meyers will provide an overview of today's cyber threat landscape and the threats his team has observed targeting the public sector in the past year, and what threats might affect government agencies most in the year ahead. He will also provide an in-depth look at the adversaries and threats found in different geographic regions, with a focus on some of the prevalent eCrime and nation-state threat actors. In addition, Adam will brief participants on recent intelligence and global trends, with an emphasis on operationalizing the information so you can effectively orchestrate your defense.
Panel Discussion: Transforming Cyber Defense Strategies with Threat Intelligence
As organizations assess defense strategies, the ability to understand adversaries and attacks is critical in order to guide actions, mitigate risk, and increase response time. During this conversation, security experts will assess the global threat landscape, the importance of incorporating threat intelligence into defense strategy, the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and how to use intelligence to detect, hunt, and defend against all attacks.
Strength in Numbers: Finding Private/Public Sector Synergy in Global Cyber Defense
The private and public sectors must work in harmony if we are to be successful in keeping our nation – and its most precious data and infrastructure assets – safe from sophisticated cyber adversaries. In many cases, this is easier said than done.
In this keynote, Shawn Henry will share from his experience as one of the FBI’s most influential executives, explaining why he transitioned to the private sector, and what he has subsequently learned as one of private industry’s most trusted cyber defense experts. You’ll also hear:
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