SIGS Special Event

Automation – How to be more efficient in IT Security Operations

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Target Audience Information Security Professionals
CIO’s, CISO, IT Manager, Security Officer, Security Architects and Engineers – all from end customer side who are interested in IT Security

From Consultancies and Resellers/Integrators are only technical people allowed to take part. Vendors and people with a Sales/Marketing role are not authorized as participants.

CPE Credits Earn 4.25 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this SIGS Afterwork Event. Please request a confirmation.
Location Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg

There are a lot of free parking places available.
Train: railway station Zurich Airport – take the Hotel Shuttle

Date of Event 7th of November 2018
Language English
Schedule see agenda below
Participation Costs Fr. 55.— per participant
Organization, presentations, beverages and aperitif included


2:00 – 2:30 Registration & Coffee
2:30 – 2:30 Welcome & Introduction by the Moderator, Peter Kunz on behalf of SIGS
2:30 – 3:15 Lior Kolnik, Head of Security Research at Demisto
Lior is currently working as Head of Security Research at Demisto, where he and his team investigate new threats and build security playbooks to arm the next generation of blue teams. Over the past decade, he has been working on various security projects, spanning from reverse engineering to designing and developing secure systems. Before joining Demisto in 2016, Lior spent 7 years serving in an elite technological unit of the IDF, while also completing his M.Sc.

Building a Next Generation SOC – SOARing above the Noise (Top SOAR Use Cases)
With organizations facing a shortage of cybersecurity talent, a growing volume of attacks, and an infinite quantity of signals to monitor, it’s difficult to prioritize the barrage of cyber threats. With security automation and orchestration as a tool, security teams are enabled to operate faster and more efficiently. Mundane processes can be handled by computers/ playbooks, allowing the SOC team to focus on identifying and responding to the real threats and attacks.

In this session, we will discuss major security challenges, their manifestations, and how Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) tools can leverage their unique position in the security landscape to fill critical gaps.

  • Phishing enrichment and response
  • Vulnerability management
  • Endpoint protection
  • Malware analysis
  • Incident severity assignment
  • Rapid IOC hunting
  • And More.
3:15 – 3:45 Lukas Szabo, Senior Security Analyst at SIX Group

Best Practice Orchestration and Automation
Experiences from choosing & implementing effective orchestration and automation for incident response. Profit from the hands-on experience from Lukas in this field.

3:45 – 4:15 Mark Beerends, (former) Head of SOC at UBS AG

Security Orchestration – what and how it works
Orchestration or Automation is key to make an effective Security Operations possible. But how do you start. Do you use own build solutions or buy yet another tool.

In this presentation we talk you through pro’s and cons of security orchestra based on the speakers experience.

4:15 – 4:45 Coffee Break
4:45 – 6:30 Mark Beerends, former Head of SOC at UBS AG

Security Orchestration – what and how it works (continue)
This part is an interactive discussion. We will go into the details and discuss the points mentioned in the presentation before in-depth. Learn from Marks experience and get insides about whats’ working and what not.

6:30 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking
The speakers will be onsite for Q&A

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