SIGS Webinar
The Cyber Defense Future is Crystal Clear

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Location ONLINE
Date of Event 26th June 2020, 2:00 pm
Special We hope to have interactive discussions and therefore each question/comment during the webinar is very appreciated!
Language English
Participation Costs for free


2:00 – 2:30 pm Sergej Epp, Chief Security Officer Central Europe at Palo Alto Networks
Sergej Epp serves as Chief Security Officer, Central Europe, for Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he develops regional cybersecurity strategy and is overseeing cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence across the region. His functional specialties include cyber defense operations, cyber risk management and transformation management.

Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent over a decade in a variety of cybersecurity and investigation roles at Deutsche Bank. He also founded and led the first group-wide cyber defense center and established threat intelligence-led capabilities and enterprise-wide programs around Security Awareness, Active Defense and Big Data analytics. Sergej is a passionate advocate for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He participates regularly as a speaker at conferences, teaches cybersecurity to graduates and is an advisor to multiple start-ups.

The Cyber Defense Future is Crystal Clear
Today, automation plays a larger role in cyber-security than ever before – for both sides, the attackers and the defenders. The escalation in volume and sophistication of attacks, constantly evolving cloud environments and transition to a remote workforce are putting additional pressure on organizations to transform Security Operations and Defense Centers.

Since the advent of automation and ML/AI technologies and their promised impact to transform incident response processes and threat hunting capabilities, what lessons have we learnt in ‘fine tuning’ process flows and automations in SecOps?

  • Moving beyond the marketing hype, how is automation actually serving attackers and defenders today and what trends are happening here?
  • What are the lessons learned – the good, bad and ugly – in automating security operations processes?
  • Is there a right path to automation and what are the alternatives?

Join our speakers, with a wealth of industry experience in Cyber Defense and SecOps implementation and management, as they share insights from their personal experience in security operations transformation.

2:30 – 3:30 pm Panel Discussion with:
Daniel Coray, Head Cyber Defense (SOC, CSIRT, CERT, Cyber Security) at SIX Group
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Thomas Heuckeroth, Vice President of CyberSecurity at The Emirates Group
Thomas Heuckeroth is the Vice President of CyberSecurity for The Emirates Group, based in Dubai, UAE. In his role he leads a multidisciplinary team that protects Emirates Airline, dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers as well as group services.

Thomas’ leadership experience in strong regulated environments such as pharmaceuticals and aviation combined his technical background in IT & cyber security as well as Information risk management has made him a respected C-Level and venture capitalist advisor.
He established a capability that is recognized as one of the leading cybersecurity teams in aviation & aviation services and specifically the middle east.

A specific focus for Thomas is his ambition for constant increased cyber resilience in the world. He is therefore advising and active member of the working group at the World Economic Forum: Cyber Resilience for the aviation industry (WEF C4C).
Tim Kornau-von Bock und Polach, Software Engineer Threat Analysis Group at Google
Tim is a Software Engineer with the Threat Analysis Group at Google. Prior to Google Tim was with zynamics which got acquired by Google in 2011. Tim holds a Master in IT Security from the Ruhr-University Bochum.
Théophile Studer, CISO at PwC Switzerland
He previously was the Head of the military Computer Emergency Response Team (milCERT) of the Swiss Armed Forces from 2015-2019 and also worked there as a Cyber Security Analyst from 2013-2015. Prior to this, he worked for ID Quantique in Geneva, a world leader in quantum-safe crypto solutions.

With the function of CISO PwC Switzerland, he enhances the IT security and the Cyber resilience of PwC Switzerland.
He holds a MSc in Communication Systems with a specialisation in Information Security from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He speaks French, English and German.
Stefan Vömel, Global Head of Malware Response & Cyber Forensics at Deutsche Bank AG
Stefan is Director and Global Head of Malware Response & Cyber Forensics at a major financial institution. His passion and main interests are in the area of operational IT security, in particular, malware analysis, Incident Response and computer forensics, Threat Intelligence, and offensive security.

Stefan completed his PhD about forensic memory acquisition and analysis and holds a number of IT security-related industry certifications. He is intrigued by the creativity of advanced threat actors and is always happy to discuss malicious software attacks as well as methods and approaches for studying their effects in more detail.
Moderated by Mark Beerends, Executive Security Consultant at Prusec GmbH
Mark Beerends is an experienced manager in cyber security. He gained his experience in large enterprise financials. In the past ten years Mark has build an run the security operations centers at Rabobank in the Netherlands and at UBS in Switzerland. He has been managing teams up to 60 people in different aspects of cyber security like monitoring and incident response, cyber threat intelligence, pen testing and vulnerability management.

Due to his work in an operational environment he has been a crises manager for many large cyber security incidents over the last decade.

Currently Mark runs his own company on cyber security. Specialized in security operations, crisis management and building the bridge between operations to senior management.


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