It’s been 5 years, and things look dire. Breaches aplenty and getting more common. Denial of Service knocking down websites left and right. Advanced malware, persistent attackers, and loads of other problems make the life of the security practitioner more challenging than ever before. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just fire up the Batlight and have the Dark Knight return to save the day?
Well, you can’t. The only way to get some sanity in our day to day security operations and give us a chance to deal with all of our adversaries is to get back to basics. Rebuild your security program with these new threats and organizational challenges in mind.
Mike Rothman will revisit his Pragmatic CSO methodology in this session and walk you step by step through what needs to be done to figure out what needs to be fixed NOW, sell your agenda internally, fend off the attackers, keep the auditors at bay, and maybe even sleep a little at night.
- Building a security program for today's reality.
- Technology won't help you without a structured security program.
- The tactical approach has failed. Security success requires new thinking.
About Michael Rothman
Mike’s bold perspectives and irreverent style are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike specializes in the sexy aspects of security, like protecting networks and endpoints, security management, and compliance. Mike is one of the most sought after speakers and 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. Mike published “The Pragmatic CSO” in 2007 to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to be a senior security professional. He also possesses a very expensive engineering degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. His folks are overjoyed that he uses literally zero percent of his education on a daily basis.