Earlier this year saw one of the most devastating ransomware attacks in history that shutdown the Colonial Pipeline and crippled oil and gas delivery across the East Coast of the United States. These impacts brought the topic of ransomware to the forefront for industry, government, and the average American. It also highlighted how potentially vulnerable our nation's critical infrastructure is to cyber attacks from not just state sponsored actors, but criminal adversaries as well.
Also, in response to this attack, and the growing prevalence of ransomware attacks generally, the President of the United States signed into law an Executive Order designed to improve the nation's cyber security through so-called bold changes, including proactive threat hunting, better information sharing, and improved technical capabilities.
But does it go far enough?
Join our group of panelists as they dive into the recent DarkSide ransomware attack, the new Presidential Executive Order and what it means for government and industry, and much more!
Founder & CEO of Cyborg Security
Dave Amsler is a pioneer in the field of threat hunting, an avid cyber evangelist, and highly active in the field of cyber security. Dave has spent more than 20 years at the forefront of the security industry, including threat hunting, security orchestration and automation, and security operations. Dave founded Cyborg Security to tear down the barriers organizations face in threat hunting, and empower organizations to become truly proactive in cyber security.
Before Cyborg Security, Dave founded and self-funded Foreground Security (now Raytheon Foreground Security), which delivers ground breaking managed security through its virtual security operations centers (VSOC) to commercial and governmental clients internationally. Foreground, under Dave's management, pioneered proactive managed security delivering a first-of-its-kind managed threat hunting service across hundreds of clients. Dave has several patents surrounding threat hunting and advanced active detection capabilities and has spoken at most major conferences in the cyber security industry. His passion is cyber security and specifically finding the answer to the “hard problem” of hunting the advanced threat actor in today’s landscape.
Anuj Goel, Ph.D.
CEO & Co-Founder, Cyware
A security evangelist and innovator, Anuj Goel is a strong proponent of cybersecurity and its advancements in today’s age. With more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, Anuj has a solid command in areas like critical infrastructure protection, threat intelligence sharing, threat modeling, and cyber fusion analysis. His wide range of expertise in technology blended with astute leadership skills has propelled large teams in cross-functional environments towards felicitous success. At Cyware, Anuj steers the strategic face of the company and oversees its strategic planning and growth initiatives.
Prior to founding Cyware, Anuj served as the Head of Global Strategy and Planning covering information security and Chief of Staff to the CISO, Citigroup, New York. Anuj was also an executive committee member of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) and has actively participated in several leading information sharing initiatives.
Chief Information Officer, American Gas Association
Jim has spent the past 30 years of his career in Information Technology and Cybersecurity management with several non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. He is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Gas Association (www.aga.org), and has worked there for the past twenty years. Prior to that he spent eight years as IT Director for the Chemical Manufacturers Association. He planned IT projects and set technical direction for both of these organizations. In addition, he is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Association Executive, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holds many other industry certifications.
In recent years Jim has split his time between internal IT responsibilities and industry responsibilities. Jim is the information technology cybersecurity subject matter expert for AGA’s Cybersecurity Strategy Task Force. In this capacity he has administered cybersecurity reviews with a number of natural gas utilities and also serves as Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas ISAC (https://www.dngisac.com/). He is the staff executive for AGA’s Customer Service Committee and Technology Advisory Council. In these capacities he serves senior leaders in the fields of Customer Service and Information Technology within the natural gas distribution industry. The Customer Service area includes an annual benchmarking effort, two workshops and a large conference. The Information Technology area includes two council meetings annually.
Jim has a B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.