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Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan
Slate columnist and author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

Fred Kaplan is Slate’s “War Stories” columnist and the author of five books, most recently Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War. He is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Boston Globe, and earned a Ph.D. from M.I.T.

Cyber Conflict: Prevention, Stability and Control

Fred Kaplan
Slate columnist and author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

Computer vulnerabilities are nothing new. They’ve been understood, and exploited, since the dawn of the Internet. The resulting offense-defense cyber-arms race is an inevitable product of the technology, The quest for perfect security is futile—there’s no silver bullet or magic algorithm—but there are some sensible approaches for making the ride a little less bumpy.

Joseph Blankenship

Joseph Blankenship
Senior Analyst, Forrester

Joseph is a senior analyst at Forrester, where he supports Security & Risk Professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against risk. He covers security infrastructure and operations, including security information and event management (SIEM), security analytics, and network security. His research focuses on security monitoring, threat detection, operations, and management.

DeDOSing IT Security

Joseph Blankenship
Senior Analyst, Forrester

Security teams are deluged with data from myriad devices and device types. Making sense of it all and making use of it in time to prevent an attack or stop a breach is a Herculean task. Without the right strategies, tools and tactics, we are DoSing our security teams with an increasingly unserviceable volume and variety of data. We need smarter technology and processes to help us make better security decisions that leverage these data volumes strategically and effectively, and communicate their impact efficiently. Forrester Senior Analyst Joseph Blankenship will present best practices to examine this problem and discuss:

Mike Rothman

Mike Rothman
President, Securosis

Mike’s bold perspectives and irreverent style are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike is one of the most sought after commentators in the security business and brings a deep background in information security. After 20 years in and around security, he’s one of the guys who “knows where the bodies are buried” in the space.

Only the STRONG Survive

Mike Rothman
President, Securosis

It's not easy being a security executive nowadays. Adversaries continue to innovate and find new ways to compromise devices and exfiltrate your critical data. Management still doesn't understand what you do, but they are certainly watching. You face a talent gap that will be addressed in maybe 50 years or so. Things sure seem dire, but if you flip your perspective on security, you realize that there has never been a better time to be in the security business. If you become a STRONG security executive.


Mike Rothman, Securosis analyst, author of the Pragmatic CSO, and 3-time QSC keynoter will discuss the evolution of the security program and delve into the skills required to not just survive, but thrive as a security executive. Mike will cover how to define security success, build a talent factory to optimize the performance of your team, and how to manage your response to any situation. Most importantly, Mike will challenge you to align your personal priorities with your job and interests to make sure you are engaged, growing, and dare we say it, happy practicing security.

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Gerhard Eschelbeck
VP, Security and Privacy Engineering, Google

Gerhard Eschelbeck is Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering at Google, where he leads the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy. Eschelbeck has a passion for championing new technologies and is a trusted advisor to a number of early stage start-up companies. He published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). He holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Prior to joining Google, Eschelbeck was CTO and Senior Vice President at Sophos and Qualys, and served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee. Eschelbeck has a Ph.D. in computer science from University Linz, Austria.

Jennifer Granick

Jennifer Granick
Author of American Spies

Jennifer Stisa Granick is Surveillance and Cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union and author of the Palmer Civil Liberties prize-winning book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What To Do About It. Before that, she was Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society for five years. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry.

Philippe Courtot

Philippe Courtot
Chairman and CEO, Qualys

As CEO of Qualys, Philippe has worked with thousands of companies to improve their IT security and compliance postures. Philippe received the SC Magazine Editor's Award in 2004 for bringing on demand technology to the network security industry. He was also named the 2011 CEO of the Year by SC Magazine Awards Europe. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Signio until its acquisition by VeriSign. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of StopBadware, a non-profit, anti-malware organization.

Sumedh Thakar

Sumedh Thakar
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

As Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide engineering, development and product management for the Qualys software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and integrated suite of security and compliance applications. A core systems and database engineer, Sumedh started at Qualys in 2003, architecting and delivering Qualys' PCI compliance platform to meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements.

Neil Macdonald

Neil Macdonald
VP, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Neil MacDonald is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow Emeritus in Gartner Research. Mr. MacDonald is a member of Gartner's information security, privacy and risk research team, focusing on securing next-generation virtualized and cloud-based computing environments from advanced attacks. Mr. MacDonald joined Gartner in 1995 as an Analyst on Gartner's local area networking research team, where he focused on network computing infrastructure.