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 – 3:00 pm Daniel Coray, Head Cyber Defense (SOC, CSIRT, CERT, Cyber Security) at SIX Group
(details will follow)
3:00 – 3:30 pm Moderated Q&A session 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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