Operations—Improving Collaboration & Reducing Risk

Get ready to conquer the challenges facing security teams today. This free half-day seminar dives deep into operations security, offering invaluable insights to enhance your cybersecurity strategy.

December 7, 2023 | 11:00 AM ET in Virtual Seminars
PART 1: CISO Panel

While enterprises look to build out the next-generation SOC, SMBs and even mid-market enterprises are outsourcing SOCaaS and MDR. But the SOC isn’t the only challenge with IT management. How do security leaders bring IT and business together to manage risk? The panelists will discuss the challenges and potential solutions that are fundamental to securing organizations of all sizes.

Moderator: Jennifer Minella, Principal Advisor-Security Architecture, Viszen Security

Panelists: Lassaad Fridhi, VP, CISO, Frontline Education, Aleise McGowan, CISO, Black Girls Hack, and Joe Evangelisto, CISO,NetSPI

PART 2: Choose your track, Interactive Discussion or Traditional Session

These sessions are coinciding and attendees are free to move within sessions as they wish.

The Interactive Discussion will follow Chatham House Rule to allow for free exchange of information and learning. We look forward to participants actively engaging in the discussion and remind attendees that no comment attribution or recording of any sort should take place. Media are not permitted to attend.

  Interactive Discussion Traditional Session
Session 1 

Common Challenges Faced in SecOps

In this conversation, we tackle common challenges in security operations, including evolving threats, limited resources, emerging technology risks, and the importance of collaboration and incident response strategies.

Rebekah Skeete, Security Engineer, Schellman

The CISOs Guide to Securing IoT

Dive into the essential CISO's guide for tackling IoT security challenges with expert insights on categorization, Zero Trust principles, and effective policies to fortify your organization against the ever-expanding IoT landscape.

Jennifer Minella, Principal Advisor-Security Architecture, Viszen Security

Session 2 

How To Build a Leading Detection and Response Engineering Practice

Join the transformation in security operations as we adapt to the data deluge and embrace Agile methodologies for detection and response engineering, and contribute your innovative ideas to shape the future of SOC practices.

Allie Mellen, Senior Analyst, Security and Risk, Forrester

Collaborative Purple Teaming, Improving Cybersecurity Defenses

We will case study a collaborative purple team engagement. Using the MITRE ATT&CK framework and real-world hacking methods, the red team will launch their attacks with the blue team immediately responding. This will provide a more holistic view of an organization’s security posture, enabling it to identify and address real-world vulnerabilities.

Rex Johnson, Executive Director, Cybersecurity Consulting, CAI and Pedro "Pete" Ortega, Manager, Cybersecurity, CAI

Session 3 

Challenges of SMB Security Leaders

Uncover how SMB security leaders navigate the complex and ever-changing security landscape, where resource limitations challenge their diverse skill sets, and learn how we can collectively address these unique challenges for mutual support and success.

Joe Evangelisto, CISO, NetSPI 

Showing Practitioners the “How” of Cybersecurity

Unlock the power of NCCoE's practical cybersecurity guidance in just 30 minutes—learn how we help organizations, large and small, manage their cybersecurity risks using NIST's foundational frameworks.

Cherilyn Pascoe, Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Session 4 


Speakers: Jennifer Minella, Rex Johnson, Pete Ortega, Cherilyn Pascoe

Panel Speakers

Founder, Principal Advisor, Viszen Security

VP, CISO, Frontline Education

Chief Information Security Officer, BlackGirlsHack


Interactive Discussion Speakers

COO, BlackGirlsHack

Analyst, Security and Risk, Forrester Research


Traditional Session Speakers

Founder, Principal Advisor, Viszen Security

Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST

Executive Director, Cybersecurity Consulting, CAI

Manager, Cybersecurity, CAI

Technology Infrastructure & Operations

compliance management data loss prevention data security Endpoint Detection and Response Endpoint Protection Implementation Internet of Things key management log management managed security services metrics network access control Network / Infrastructure Security Orchestration / Automation policy management SASE / Zero Trust security operations SIEM / SOAR