The last thing you need in a crisis is uncertainty. However, when it comes to the cloud, how do you differentiate between an outage and a DDoS attack? When the brown smelly stuff hits the whirly thing, who do you call, and when? In this panel discussion, our experts will be providing tips and tricks on gaining insights in to the status of your cloud services, response best practices and planning techniques.
Brian Bourne (moderator) – Director and Co-Founder, Black Arts Illuminated
Brian has a passion for security and has been an active member of the IT security community for over 20 years. Being part of the IT community has always been important to Brian and his entrepreneurial spirit and industry experiences are what helped establish TASK and SecTor as part of Black Arts Illuminated.
When he’s not running conferences and events, Brian maintains his technical edge as Executive Vice President, Products, New Signature, a Microsoft National Solution Provider headquartered in Washington DC. In June 2015, New Signature acquired Microsoft technology consultancy CMS Consulting and cloud management service Infrastructure Guardian, two businesses Brian founded.
Brian also holds certifications including CISSP, MCITP, MCT and MVP status. When he’s not around a computer, you’ll find him out burning gasoline in a motorized vehicle, running a marathon or participating in a triathlon.
Ken Bell – Deputy CISO, Forcepoint
Ken Bell is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Forcepoint and is responsible for securing the company and sharing our key learning with customers. Ken has more than 24 years of information security and law enforcement experience. Ken specializes in computer and network forensics and has conducted hundreds of computer and network forensic investigations. Ken holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Computer Information Systems, and a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University. In addition, Ken holds several indu
stry recognized certifications to include, CISM, CEH, and CFCE.
Sean Sweeney – Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
Sean Sweeney serves as a Chief Security Advisor in Microsoft’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. Sean is both an experienced Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer, adept at managing enterprise cyber risk using people, process, and technology. Sean works with customers on cybersecurity strategy, how Microsoft sees the threat landscape, how we are investing in the future of security at Microsoft, and how organizations can take advantage Microsoft’s security solutions to help improve their security posture and reduce costs.
Sean joined Microsoft from the University of Pittsburgh where he was the Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to that, he was a CIO and co-founder of a Pittsburgh-based eDiscovery startup. He was the Director of Technology for a national law firm based in Pittsburgh, and Applications Manager and Trainer for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Jonathon Poling – Principal Consultant, Incident Response & Forensics, SecureWorks
Jonathon Poling has over a decade of experience in Network Security Monitoring, Digital Forensics, and Incident Response. Serving in a variety of roles within the government, contractor, and private sectors, he has built and honed his DFIR expertise in all the major operating systems, most recently focusing on AWS. He is most at home on the *nix command line, performing the large majority of DFIR using solely FOSS tools.