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A Full-Day Event

Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies:
What You Need to Know

March 23, 2023

11:00am – 5:15pm EST

A full-day virtual event exploring the latest technologies that can help strengthen your cybersecurity defenses, and the best path for deploying them.

Ransomware, cyber extortion, zero-day exploits, cloud threats, and supply chain attacks: a seemingly nonstop barrage of new exploits and attack campaigns emerge each day, leaving enterprises wondering if their existing security defenses can thwart the latest – and increasingly sophisticated – threats. In Q1 2023, Dark Reading will hold a full-day virtual event designed to update your team on some of the most promising emerging cybersecurity technologies and how you can adopt and deploy them in your enterprise. This event, Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies: What You Need to Know is a free, one-day online conference produced by the editors of Dark Reading, that offers an in-depth look at the latest security technologies and services.

You’ll hear about state-of-the-art techniques for stopping ransomware in its tracks. You’ll learn how to secure your critical data from threats in the cloud. And you’ll get insights into next-generation tools that can help streamline, augment, and integrate with the tools your security operations team already has in place.

Event Topics Include:
Keynote 1

Cybersecurity’s Hottest New Technology Trends

Sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks
More than 3,000 cybersecurity vendors and service providers are launching new products and services every day. In this keynote address, a top technology expert highlights some of the newest technologies and trends and offers tips and recommendations on how to determine which technologies might best help you secure your enterprise in 2023.
Keynote 2

A CISO’s Guide to Next-Generation Security Technologies

Sponsored by: Sysdig
New cybersecurity technologies are fresh and promising, but most enterprises already have a wide range of legacy security technologies in place. In this keynote address, an experienced security practitioner offers insights on how to integrate some of the most promising emerging technologies and disciplines into an existing IT security environment to best bolster defenses.
Panel 1

Securing the Hybrid Workforce

Sponsored by: Fortinet | SlashNext
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises were struggling to secure a wide variety of endpoint and user-owned mobile devices. Now, as work-from-home and hybrid working environments abound, IT managers are forced to rethink their endpoint security strategies on an enterprise scale. In this panel discussion, experts offer advice and recommendations on how to build endpoint security strategy that works across a wide range of physical and virtual devices in both home and office environments.
Panel 2

Protecting Your Cloud Assets

Sponsored by: Snowflake | Wiz

The pandemic accelerated the move toward cloud-based applications and services for many enterprises, which shone a bright light on cloud technologies, with the discovery of vulnerabilities in cloud services and technologies and a new wave of threats. How can enterprises swiftly expand their use of cloud technology without exposing themselves to new vulnerabilities? What role will SASE play in securing cloud-oriented IT environments? In this panel discussion, experts offer a look at emerging cloud security technologies as well as rising threats that target cloud-based services and the sensitive enterprise data stored there.
Panel 3

Next-Gen Security Operations

Sponsored by: CardinalOps | KnowBe4
Today’s security operations center (SOC) is evolving and changing at a rapid pace. While many SOCs are adding capabilities such as threat hunting, tools such as orchestration and eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) are changing the way security teams collect and analyze threat data. In this panel discussion, top experts discuss the new tools and practices for the increasingly hybrid SOC, and how SOC analysts can use these tools and practices to improve enterprise data security.

Demo with Zscaler

Sponsored by: Zscaler

Cybercriminals and nation – state actors are constantly evolving their malicious code and attacks to be more stealthy, efficient, and lucrative financially. What new and emerging characteristics and capabilities of the biggest malware threats should security teams prepare for in 2023? In this panel discussion, top experts will offer insight on what malware and ransomware will look like in the new year and provide recommendations on best practices for defending against this malicious code, and discuss the emerging technologies that can help thwart them.

Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies:
What You Need to Know ​

March 23, 2023
11:00AM – 5:15PM EST

Chenxi Wang
Founder & General Partner, Rain Capital
Dr. Chenxi Wang is the founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, a Cyber focused venture fund. A well-known strategist, speaker, and technologist in the Cybersecurity industry, Dr. Wang also serves on the Board of Directors for MDU Resources (NYSE:MDU) and on various advisory boards to startups. Most recently, Dr. Wang co-founded the Forte Group, a nonprofit aimed at empowering women in tech and cyber.
Jason Georgi
Global Field CTO, Prisma SASE
Jason is the Global Field Chief Technology Officer for Prisma SASE at Palo Alto Networks. He is an accomplished technology executive with over 25 years of experience driving innovation and transformation initiatives across global organizations. Jason collaborates with CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders on strategies aimed at enabling business outcomes.
Swaroop Sham
Product Marketer at Wiz
Swaroop Sham is a Product Marketer at Wiz. His current focus areas include CNAPP, Container and Kubernetes Security, and more. In previous roles, Swaroop has dabbled in Authentication, Threat Detection, Email security, and application software development.
Omer Singer
Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Snowflake
Omer Singer is Head of Cybersecurity Strategy at Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. Omer led Snowflake's innovative, data-driven security engineering program before taking responsibility for the company's cybersecurity business and ecosystem. Prior to Snowflake, Omer was Vice President of Security Operations at a global security services provider and served as a cyber intelligence officer.
Joanna Huisman
Senior Vice President, Strategic Insights & Research, KnowBe4
Joanna Huisman is a cybersecurity, marketing and training / communications professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic, internal and customer-facing engagements in the financial services/tech industries with added experience in sales, operations and organizational development. Huisman was previously senior research director at Gartner in the areas of security awareness, education, behavior management, culture, crisis communications, security and risk program management.
Martin J. Fisher
Director, Information Security & CISO, Northside Hospital
Martin Fisher is a 20+ year information security veteran who has worked in the commercial aviation, finance, and healthcare delivery industries. He currently serves as the CISO of Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a founding host of the award winning Southern Fried Security Podcast for 10 years, has appeared on NPRs “Science Friday with Ira Fladow”, and has spoken internationally on a variety of information security topics.
Nader Zaveri
Senior Manager of Incident Response at Remediation, Mandiant/Google Cloud
Nader Zaveri has over 15 years of experience in IT security, infrastructure, and risk management. He has assisted client’s incident response investigations to help investigate and understand the storyline of the attack for most allusive nation-state threat actors that are associated with infamous on-prem and cloud-based breaches.
Erik Nost
Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
Erik Nost is a senior analyst at Forrester covering vulnerability risk management, threat modeling and management, and penetration testing. Prior to joining Forrester, Erik led the infosec risk team at Digital Federal Credit Union, where he aligned the program with NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, and FFIEC CAT frameworks.

Mike Melo
CISO, LifeLabs

Mike Melo is an award winning, experienced cybersecurity leader and technology advisor who is the current CISO & Vice President IT of LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services. Melo is well respected for his security thought leadership, breach competency, technical knowledge, and sound decision-making capabilities. Melo enjoys mentoring CISOs, CIOs, and senior executives.
Elvia Finalle
Analyst, Cybersecurity, Omdia
Elvia is an experienced analyst in Omdia’s cybersecurity team covering various market areas with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Her specialized coverage includes SecOps and enterprise awareness training. Elvia has been creating databases and analyzing market trends for over three years in media and entertainment, ICT, and cybersecurity.

Peter Newton
Sr. Director of Marketing, Fortinet

Peter Newton is a Senior Director of Products and Solutions at Fortinet, where he oversees the Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Access, Operational Technology (OT) and IoT solutions. He brings 20 years of experience with computer networking and security, working at both chip-level and system-level solutions for companies including AMD, Netgear, Silver Spring Networks, and Fortinet.
Jeff Baker
Director of Solutions Engineering, SlashNext
Jeff Baker has been working in Cyber Security for over 25 years and currently serves as Director of Solutions Engineering at SlashNext. He is an experienced presales engineer in aligning technology capabilities with business needs and requirements. He specializes in cloud, network, identity access and overall computer security. He is passionate about leading teams and the organization to successful results.
Phil Neray
VP of Cyber Defense Strategy, CardinalOps
Phil Neray is VP of Cyber Defense Strategy at CardinalOps. With 20+ years of cybersecurity experience, Phil comes to CardinalOps from Microsoft Security, which he joined after the acquisition of CyberX, an early innovator in IoT/OT security monitoring. He previously held executive roles at IBM Security/Q1 Labs, Guardium (acquired by IBM), Veracode, and Symantec.
Gavin Clark
Sr. Director, Security Operations, Walmart
Gavin Clark is Senior Director for the Walmart Security Operations Center. He and his team have the responsibility of detecting and responding to cybersecurity attacks made against the company’s global brands and assets. Over the past ten years, Gavin has supported Walmart SecOps as both a SOC Analyst and a member of its management team.
Jim Reavis
CEO, Cloud Security Alliance

Jim Reavis is a co-founder and CEO at the Cloud Security Alliance, a non-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. For many years Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry.

Loris Degioanni
Founder and CTO, Sysdig
Loris Degioanni is the CTO and founder of Sysdig. He is also the creator of the popular open source troubleshooting tool, sysdig, and the CNCF runtime security tool Falco. Prior to founding Sysdig, Loris was one of the original contributors to Wireshark, the open source network analyzer, which today has 20+ million users.
Anna Belak
Director, Thought Leadership, Sysdig
Anna has nearly ten years of experience researching and advising organizations on cloud adoption with a focus on security best practices. As a Gartner Analyst, Anna spent six years helping more than 500 enterprises with vulnerability management, security monitoring, and DevSecOps initiatives. Anna's research and talks have been used to transform organizations' IT strategies.
Mike Isbitski
Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Sysdig
Mike has researched and advised on cybersecurity for over 5 years including as a Gartner analyst. He's versed in cloud security, container security, Kubernetes security, API security, security testing, mobile security, application protection, and secure continuous delivery. He's guided countless organizations globally in their security initiatives and supporting their business.
Donald Meyer
Director of Product Marketing for Prisma SASE, Palo Alto Networks
Donald Meyer has more than nineteen years of networking and security industry experience having help senior marketing positions at Cisco, Check Point Software Technologies, Aruba Networks, Juniper Networks, Nokia, Inc., and the Associated Press. He holds a B.S. from San Jose State University.
Gavin Clark
Sr. Director, Security Operations, Walmart
Jim Reavis
CEO, Cloud Security Alliance
Loris Degioanni
Founder and CTO, Sysdig
Anna Belak
Director, Thought Leadership, Sysdig
Mike Isbitski
Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Sysdig

Kelly Jackson Higgins
Editor-in-Chief, Dark Reading

Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Editor-in-Chief of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US, and named as one of Folio's 2019 Top Women in Media. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Fahmida Rashid
Features Editor, Dark Reading

As Dark Reading’s managing editor for features, Fahmida Y Rashid focuses on stories that provide security professionals with the information they need to do their jobs. She has spent over a decade analyzing news events and demystifying security technology for IT professionals and business managers. Prior to specializing in information security, Fahmida wrote about enterprise IT, especially networking, open source, and core internet infrastructure.

Tara Seals
Managing Editor, Dark Reading

Tara Seals has 20+ years of experience as a journalist, analyst and editor in the cybersecurity, communications, and technology space. Prior to Dark Reading, Tara was Editor in Chief at Threatpost, and prior to that, the North American news lead for Infosecurity Magazine. She also spent 13 years working for Informa (formerly Virgo Publishing), as executive editor and editor-in-chief at publications focused on both the service provider and the enterprise arenas.

Becky Bracken
Editor, Dark Reading

Becky Bracken is a veteran journalist covering cybersecurity for Dark Reading.
Maxine Holt
Senior Director, Cybersecurity (Omdia and Informa Tech)
Maxine Holt leads the Omdia cybersecurity research team and is the lead architect of the Omdia Cybersecurity Ecosystem. Maxine’s team delivers a comprehensive cybersecurity research program to support vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients in the areas of: data security; identity, authentication, access; infrastructure security; security operations; enterprise security management; IoT security; and emerging cybersecurity.

Andrew Braunberg
Principal Analyst, Omdia Cybersecurity

Andrew has been covering, researching, and speaking on topics related to enterprise information technology for approximately 20 years. He supports Omdia's Cybersecurity Operations (SecOps) Intelligence Service research practice, focusing on security operations center (SOCs) technology and trends, with a special focus on the proactive technologies used to avoid breaches such as risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM) and attack surface management (ASM).
Dan Mellen
Global Lead for Security Cloud and Infrastructure Practice, Accenture
Yaniv Bar-Dayan
Co-Founder & CEO, Vulcan Cyber
Frederick “Flee” Lee
CISO, Gusto
Ryan Alban
Sr. Manager of Global Solution Leads, Secureworks
Patrick Grillo
Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet
Brad Moldenhauer
CISO – Americas, Zscaler
Nadav Arbel
Co-Founder & CEO, CYREBRO
Matt Mellen
Director, Security Operations, Palo Alto Networks
Mark Guntrip
Sr. Director Cybersecurity Strategy, Menlo Security
Jennifer Ayers
Consultant with NextJen, LLC

Natalie Silvanovich
Security Researcher,

Natalie Silvanovich is a security researcher on Google Project Zero. Her current focus is messaging applications and video conferencing. Previously, she worked in mobile security on the Android Security Team at Google and as a team lead of the Security Research Group at BlackBerry, where her work included finding security issues in mobile software and improving the security of mobile platforms. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys applying her hacking and reverse engineering skills to unusual targets and has spoken at several conferences on the subject of Tamagotchi hacking.

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