This year’s virtual RSA Conference from May 17-20 is jam-packed with presentations, hands-on labs, and interactive learning sessions. With so many events to choose from, it can be overwhelming to curate a schedule that provides real insight and value.
To help with your quest for security knowledge, we’ve hand-selected 10 sessions that you should consider attending as a security analyst, CISO or other security professional.
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10 RSA Conference Sessions To Attend
As Worlds Collide: Responding to Cyber Events in a Converged IT/OT Universe | May 17, 2021 from 9:50 – 10:30 AM PT
The recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack has brought the IT/OT relationship into the limelight. This timely session with IBM’s John Clarke, Gamification and Cyber Security Engineer and Matthew Dobbs, Chief Integration Architect, will highlight how companies can use gamification to address the IT and OT divide and find gaps in their response capabilities.
Enter The Hunt: Practical, Hands-On Threat Hunting For Everyone | May 17, 2021 from 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM PT
This interactive learning session will put you in the perspective of a threat actor. Led by Keatron Evans, a Principal Security Researcher at Infosec Institute, attendees will learn about hypothesis-based threat hunting (assuming that security controls have failed) and how exactly threat actors gain access into an environment.
Incident Response – How to Give the Advantage to the Hackers! | May 17, 2021 from 1:15 PM – 1:55 PM PT
We’ve all been told about the importance of incident response, but seeing actual scenarios of failed mitigation efforts where hackers were inadvertently given a leg up will be eye-opening. This session will feature best practices from David Estlick, CISO of Chipotle Mexican Grill and James Christiansen, VP CSO, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope.
Blind Spots: Two Cloud Threats You Didn’t Even Know You Had | May 17, 2021 from 1:15 PM – 1:55 PM PT
Cloud misconfigurations are one of the biggest threats to cloud security, and they’re extremely preventable. Matthew Chiodi, Chief Security Officer at Palo Alto Networks will give you offensive tactics that will prevent misconfigurations and secure your cloud environment.
Multi-Cloud Anomaly Detection: Finding Threats Among Us in the Big 3 Clouds | May 17, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM PT
If you subscribe to cloud services from one of the big 3 vendors (Microsoft, Amazon and Google), you’ll want to attend this session about detecting compromised infrastructure using cloud audit logs. Brandon Evans, Senior Security Engineer at Zoom Video Communications will demystify API access and cloud network logs so you can get visibility into a multi-cloud environment.
What Was I Thinking?: Bungled Breach Responses | May 18, 2021 from 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM PT
Learn from others’ mistakes in this panel led by a breach litigator, former DoJ lead cyber prosecutor, and former FBI Special Agent and understand what not to do in the event of a breach. At the end of the session, you’ll know how to reduce liability and understand the impact of Treasury Department regulations on cyberattack victims.
Ransomware: Creation, Detection, and Response | May 18, 2021 from 12:45 PM – 1:25 PM PT
Ransomware is one of the biggest threats in today’s cybersecurity landscape, but you can’t protect against what you don’t know. Aaron Rosenmund, Head of Research and Content Development: Security at Pluralsight will show you the techniques and behaviors of ransomware actors that you should look out for.
A Case Study of the Capital One Data Breach | May 18, 2021 from 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM PT
The 2019 Capital One data breach was one of the most infamous cyberattacks, and this session led by Anchises Moraes, Cyber Evangelist at C6 Bank and Nelson Novaes Neto, CTO at C6 Bank will illustrate the technical modus operandi of the attack, based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Building Cyber Resilience – Considerations for CISOs | May 19, 2021 from 9:20 AM – 10:10 AM PT
This panel discussion will feature cybersecurity industry experts. CISOs will learn how to build resilence within their cybersecurity programs, considering people, processes, and technologies.
MITRE ATT&CK® as a Framework for Cloud Threat Investigation | May 19, 2021 10:05 AM – 10:45 AM PT
CLTC Berkeley graduate student researchers Jasdeep Basra and Tanu Kaushik will discuss their cloud security research in this session. They’ll outline how you can use MITRE ATT&CK as a framework to investigate and remediate cloud security threats.
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