Information Technology Peer Group Meeting 

Cyber Risk and Threat Vector Identification and Mitigation Strategies 
October 16, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
How can your organization improve cybersecurity and business resilience strategies to address emerging threat vectors? 

Cybersecurity and defense remains as one of the most critical concerns for every IT leader. Cyber threats continue to originate from a wide variety and ever-multiplying range of threat-vectors; from state-sponsored groups and terrorists to organized criminal elements and an assortment of ransomware attackers. As these groups exercise increasing sophistication in their use of advanced technology, every enterprise with any exposure on the Internet must develop capabilities and solutions to counter and manage each of those threats. Protecting a wide-array of disparate legacy systems as well as managing risks created by third-party service providers and vendors, and ensuring end-user compliance with an ever-increasing list of compliance and regulatory controls and objectives, all at a time of shrinking security budgets and an acute shortage of talent has left many organizations scrambling to find workable solutions. The October meeting of the UWEBC IT Peer Group will address many of these challenges and provide a safe, collaborative learning environment for UWEBC members companies to tap into the collective wisdom of the consortium.

Among the topics that will be discussed at this event include:
* Ransomware threats and response strategies
* Forensic data recovery and protection strategies
* New approaches with pen-testing
* Cyber-insurance coverage and limitations
* The changing global threat-landscape and emerging cybersecurity solutions

This is an exceptional opportunity for security professionals and IT leaders to hear some leading thought-leaders and experts in the space of cybersecurity and access management, and also interact with peers from other world-class companies’ right here in Wisconsin in collaborative breakout discussions and panel discussions.

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Plan for the Day (Webcast Available)
  Cavinda Caldera, UWEBC
9:15 AM Lessons from Incident Response Readiness (Webcast Available)
  Allison Wikoff, SecureWorks
10:00 AM Minimizing Exposure to Ransomware Attacks (Webcast Available)
  Dr. Torsten George, Centrify
10:45 AM Break (Not Webcast)
11:00 AM Recovering from a Ransomware Attack (Webcast Available)
  Christopher Gerg, Gillware
11:30 AM Breakout Session (Not Webcast)
  Small Group Breakout Discussions on Following Topics:
A. IT/IS Risk Assessment Frameworks and Models
B. Security Operations with Public Cloud Deployments
C. Security Strategies for Legacy Apps/Systems
D. Best Practices Deploying User Access Controls
E. Best Approaches to Identifying and Mitigating Security Gaps in IS/IT Projects
F. Best Ways to Cultivate Good Cyber Hygiene Practices
12:10 PM Lunch (Not Webcast)
1:00 PM Modern Penetration Testing - Common Intrusion Methods (Webcast Available)
  Casey Cammilleri, Sprocket Security
1:30 PM Case Study: Alliant Energy (Webcast Available)
  Lance Rudolph, Alliant Energy
2:00 PM Panel Discussion (Not Webcast)
  Allison Wikoff, SecureWorks
Dr. Torsten George, Centrify
Christopher Gerg, Gillware
Casey Cammilleri, Sprocket Security
David Kruse, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance
Joe Hopper, Fracture Labs
2:55 PM Closing Remarks (Not Webcast)
  Cavinda Caldera, UWEBC
3:00 PM Adjourn (Not Webcast)
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
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