Black Hat Executive Summit

December 4, 2018

Centred, The Excel London

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The Executive Summit at Black Hat Europe in London will return for its second year in 2018. The Black Hat Executive Summit offers CISOs and other cybersecurity executives an opportunity to hear from a variety of industry experts who are helping to shape this next generation of information security strategy. We'll be dissecting the latest technologies designed to keep ahead of sophisticated adversaries and provide a peek into future platforms; we'll outline the next-level skills and strategies CISOs need to bolster their relevance and wow the board; and, of course, we'll discuss the latest techniques for maintaining a proactive approach to data protection. For CISOs and executives looking to transform from a mere manager of information into a corporate champion of business growth, it's imperative to stay on top of the latest insight. That journey begins at the Black Hat Executive Summit.

*Please note: In order to create an open and candid environment that promotes the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and discussion, the Executive Summit will follow Chatham House Rule; neither media nor event coverage is permitted. This program was designed for executive security practitioners; solution providers and vendor attendees are limited to event sponsors.

Advisory Board

Dr. Jessica Barker
Co-Founder and Socio-Technical Lead at RedactedFirm
Daniel Barriuso
Banco Santander
Daniel Cuthbert
Global Head of Cyber Security Research
Banco Santander
Jane Frankland
CISO Advisor, Speaker, Author & Champion for Women in Cyber Security
Phil Huggins
Group Head of Information Risk & Security
Prudential plc
Darrin Johansen
Haumaru, LTD
Quentyn Taylor
Director of Information Security
Canon Europe


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Time Session
07:30 – 15:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Opening Remarks
  • Steve Wylie, General Manager, Black Hat
  • Jeff Moss, Founder, Black Hat, DEF CON
09:15 - 10:00 Keynote | Industry Insights: How Do I Not Know That?
  • Michael Colao, CISO/Head of Security, AXA UK
10:00 - 10:30
The Cyber Landscape: A Security Pro's Point of View
  • Timothy Wilson, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Dark Reading

Today's security professionals are not only wrestling with external threats – they're faced with internal challenges that range from compliance to risk management to uneducated upper management. In this session, we offer an analysis of several recent surveys conducted by Black Hat and Dark Reading that offer some insight on the attitudes and concerns of today's IT security managers, and how those concerns influence their decisions about enterprise defense.

10:30 - 10:50 Networking Break
10:50 - 11:30
Baking in Security: Why You Should Be Practicing DevSecOps
  • Jimmy Sanders, Information Security, Netflix

DevOps demonstrated to IT practitioners that combining development best practices with operational guidelines can yield faster results and better software. DevSecOps enables IT to incorporate security protocols into the process, saving time, money, and headaches as security is implemented and tested iteratively during development. Jimmy Sanders from Netflix presents examples of companies succeeding at DevSecOps and discuss the challenges of retrofitting existing development processes, training staff, and bridging on-premise vs. cloud-based approaches. We'll also discuss the realities of the time, costs, and skills involved in setting up DevSecOps and keeping it running smoothly.

11:30 - 12:20
CISOs' Perspective: Current Events Impacting the Enterprise
  • Beverley Allen, Head of Information Security Assurance, Old Mutual Wealth
  • Daniel Barriuso, CISO, Banco Santander
  • Jane Frankland, CISO Advisor, Speaker, Author & Champion for Women in Cyber Security
  • Florence Mottay, CISO Europe, Ahold Delhaize
  • Moderator: Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon Europe

A panel of CISOs will discuss today's most pressing issues that are top-of-mind for security executives. The speakers will take a hard look at what’s important, what’s hype, and where you should be focusing your energy and resources as it relates to the business.

12:20 - 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
Surviving a Cyber-Weapon: One Year on from NotPetya
  • Andy Jones, Research Specialist, Information Security Forum; Former CISO, Maersk

As the CISO for Maersk Line, last year Andy experienced probably the most disruptive cyber-attack in history. Now, as a researcher with a leading cyber-security organisation, he draws on his experience and that of over 400 global organisations to pose the question - what have we learnt? In the era of the cyber weapon Andy will discuss the implications of the NotPetya attack and suggest practical steps to improve resilience. Are you ready?

14:00 - 14:40
Moving Your Organisation from Internal Pentesting to Internal Red Teaming with Theoretical RT Engagements
  • Adam Schoeman, VP, Senior Red Team Cyber Analyst

For a business, there are a lot of advantages to utilizing red team engagements, especially when the team is internal. However, this approach is expensive in terms of analyst time and potential risk that is inherent from working on production systems. While that may be the nature of the red team beast, there are aspects of those engagements that can be carried over into a theoretical engagement. In this talk, Adam Schoeman will cover not only how a table-top or theoretical red team engagement can be a logical stepping stone from an internal pentesting team, but how it can be just as valuable to the business as a hands-on exercise. This talk will highlight which items to focus on, how to navigate common pitfalls, and how to evolve when you've nailed it and want to kick it up a notch.

14:40 - 15:00 Networking Break
15:00 - 15:30
Hacking the Skills Shortage
  • Jane Frankland, CISO Advisor, Speaker, Author & Champion for Women in Cyber Security

As hackers become more sophisticated, the skills shortage and the lack of diversity within the cybersecurity sector become even more apparent. Whether we’re talking about gender, competency or background, the current trend of recruiting from within small pools means the current workforce is not robust enough to deal with current threats - let alone future ones. Join best-selling author, and 20-year cyber security veteran Jane Frankland to understand the issues caused by a lack of diversity and how we, as an industry, can overcome it. Key takeaways include:

  • Understand why the skills shortage has evolved and its impact on leaders and society
  • Learn how to overcome the skills shortage problem through better leadership, security integration and stakeholder collaboration
  • Discover what data on the cybersecurity industry and more standardised job functions across the sector which will help with career progression and training
15:30 - 16:00
Black Hat Briefings Preview
  • Daniel Cuthbert, Global Head of Cyber Security Research, Grupo Banco Santander

Daniel Cuthbert, a member of the Black Hat Review Board, will provide a review of the hottest topics being covered during the Black Hat Briefings to give summit attendees a leg up on what to attend and what to look for during the conference. This conversation will set the premise for audience conversation and offer a framework for post-event action items for attendees.

16:00 - 16:50
Locknote | 2018's Lessons Learned and 2019's Coming Trends
  • Mikko Hypponen, CRO, F-Secure

Worldwide security expert Mikko Hypponen will close the day with a summary on where we are coming from and where we are going. What will be the biggest trends in 2019 for both offense and defense?

16:50 - 17:00 Closing Remarks
  • Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon Europe
17:00 - 18:30 Networking Reception, The Bridge at The ExCeL

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Founder & Executive Chairman
Ravi Khatod

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Mark Langton
EMEA Director

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Chris Caldwell
Co-Founder and CEO

Software industry veteran Chris Caldwell serves as the president and CEO of Lockpath and leads the corporate direction and product vision. He leverages his experience serving as the vice president of products and marketing for GRC provider Archer Technologies, which was acquired by RSA, the security division of EMC, in 2010.

Caldwell was the president and COO of PPM Information Solutions, where he transformed the healthcare software company into a market-leading provider of practice management products and services. As a partner for the interactive firm, VML, Inc., he developed innovative software products and services, such as Seer™, which positioned the organization to be acquired by media conglomerate WPP in 2001.

Tony Rock
Chief Operating Officer

Tony Rock brings extensive leadership experience in finance, operations, and technology to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Lockpath. Rock's career path has taken him from Accenture to startups to private equity to China. He's touched a multitude of industries, including energy, healthcare, food/agribusiness, consumer goods, high-tech, software, aerospace, professional services, and industrial products. Along the way, Rock has served nearly 100 operating units, yet somehow found time to earn an MBA in Finance and Marketing, as well as his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Given his many accomplishments, Rock's true north is in driving revenue for innovative companies poised for growth.

Sam Abadir
Vice President, Industry Solutions

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Ray Evans
MBCS CITP, CISSP, Regional Leader Europe, X-Force Red

Ray Evans is the Regional Leader for X-Force Red in Europe. His primary responsibilities are managing and delivering security services to a global client base.

Ray has worked in IT for more than three decades, mostly in information security. He performed his first penetration test in 1995, followed by performing numerous security assessments. Ray has helped many customers understand and mitigate their top security risks. In January 2008, Ray was appointed the first Europe Security Testing Manager at IBM. His experience covers many industries including banking, insurance, hospitality and manufacturing and his team has successfully performed work ranging from oil rigs to Internet-of-Things devices.

Ray holds multiple industry and security qualifications and presents at conferences and universities on cyber security.

Ray has been hacking since he was 7 years old.

Rob Sedman
Director of IBM Security Business in UK and Ireland

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