Does AI really make everything better? In security terms, the ability to spot anomalies in vast amounts of log data or look for patterns of behavior in systems can be extremely useful. However, AI isn’t necessarily the solution to all security challenges. In this panel session, our experts will outline both the real world uses for AI, and separate fact from fiction.
Dave Lewis (Moderator)
Dave Lewis has twenty five years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security operations and management including a decade dealing with critical infrastructure. Lewis is a Global Advisory CISO for Duo Security (now Cisco). He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and cohost of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis serves on the advisory boards for Cortex Insight and Dateva Inc. Lewis writes columns for Forbes, Daily Swig and several other publications.
Nabil Zoldjalali – Senior Cyber Technology Manager, Darktrace
Nabil Zoldjalali is a Senior Cyber Security Technology Manager at Darktrace, based out of the company’s Toronto office. Nabil has comprehensive technological experience with Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System, the only AI technology capable of detecting and autonomously responding to early-stage cyber-threats. He advises Darktrace’s strategic Fortune 500 customers in North America on advanced threat detection, machine learning, and automated response. Nabil graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Stewart Cawthray, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CEH – Associate Partner – North American Security Services, IBM
An experienced security professional, having supported security operations, threat hunting and security architecture for enterprise customers for over 15 years. Stewart currently leads IBM’s security service practice for financial services customers in Canada. Stewart assists financial services customers to securely modernize applications, move operations to the cloud and introduce efficiencies to their security program through AI and Machine Learning capabilities.
Matt Broda – Technical Fellow – Security, Bell
Matt Broda is a Technical Fellow in Security at Bell. Matt is responsible for Bell’s strategic security direction focused on business markets. Matt has devoted the last 19 years of his career to making cyberspace a safer place. In his work with international government and private sector organizations, Matt has helped to advance the state of security and privacy in key areas, including cloud and mobile computing, VoIP and multimedia communication, and critical information infrastructure protection. Before joining Bell, Matt held leadership positions focused on security with Nortel’s Chief Technology Office, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing and as an entrepreneur and advisor. Matt holds an MBA from Ottawa.
Alex Bermudez – Privacy Consulting Manager, OneTrust
Alex Bermudez serves as Privacy Consulting Manager of the Americas at OneTrust – the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance software. In his role, Bermudez leads OneTrust’s team of Solution Consultants across the Americas, working with emerging and enterprise companies on data protection regulation solution implementations, focused on building and scaling global privacy programs.
Bermudez has presented on a variety of privacy and security topics, providing deep insight into regulatory issues and practical approaches to compliance. Additionally, he helps facilitate OneTrust’s PrivacyConnect workshops across North America. Prior to OneTrust, Bermudez spent several years at a leading Healthcare Information Technology services organization where he gained valuable experience working with national healthcare providers to implement HIPAA-compliant workflow solutions. Bermudez is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPM) and holds a B.S. from the University of South Carolina.