3rd SIGS SOC Forum Swiss Romande

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Target Audience Security Operations Center 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 peoples (which are involved in the Security Operation Processes) allowed to take part – max. one participant per company. Vendors and people with a Sales/Marketing role are not authorized as participants.

If you are not on the dedicated invitation list and you like to take part in this community and get the invitations, please fill out the application form.

CPE Credits Earn 4 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this SIGS event. Please request a confirmation.
Location Hôtel La Barcarolle
Rte de Promenthoux 8
1197 Prangins

Date of Event 13th of December 2017

Language English

Participation Costs CHF 55.–
Organization, presentations, beverages and apéro riche (almost dinner) included


1:30 – 2:00 Registration & Apéro
2:00 – 2:30 Carine Allaz, Head of Unit Security Operations Center Banque Pictet & Cie. AG

Building a banking SOC: main challenges & lessons learned
Carine Allaz will present the main challenges she and her team have been facing while building up a Security Operations Center in a Private Banking environment. From people, technology, and process perspectives, she will review the lessons learned, present the maturity level achieved and the main area of focus for the coming years.

2:30 – 3:00 Jonathan Sinclair, Associate Director Information Security at Celgene International

Use cases and are we asking the right questions?
SOC’s are the new NOC’s of the modern security landscape. Every organsiation has to have one. For those who can’t afford there own, MSSP’s are offering a “black box of security truth”, promising experienced analysts, multiple ‘eyes-on-glass’, “advanced” detection mechanisms and all the other glitz and glamour that you’d expect from modern day security offerings e.g. Machine Learning and AI.

These mechanisms work when the correct questions are being asked and success criteria is well defined.

This talk will review these questions and offer some guidance in asking better ones, that will allow your SOC to work for you and deliver.

3:00 – 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 – 6:00 Dr. James Blake, Global Strategist, Cyber Defence Consulting at Micro Focus
James Blake has over two decades of operational information security experience and is the Global Strategist for Micro Focus Cyber Defense Consulting. Prior to Micro Focus (formerly HPE), he was

  • Global Consulting Strategist, Cyber Defense Consulting
  • Former Head of Global Cyber Security Operations Integration JPMorgan Chase
  • Ex-Chief Information Security Officer for one of Europe’s largest Software-as-a-Service vendors
  • SOC Manager for large international telecommunications provider
  • Co-founder and director of Security BSides London conference
  • Regional Chair for UK National Cyber Security Centre Cyber information Sharing Partnership

Workshop: SOC Reverse Jeopardy – learn how to accelerate your organization on the journey to SOC maturity
During this interactive workshop participants will be able to determine their level of SOC maturity by answering a set of questions. The questions cover the Business, People, Processes and the Technology aspects. These will include:

  • Business: mission, deliverables, metrics, accountability, …
  • People: acquisition, onboarding, retention, …
  • Process: operational, technical, cross-functional, …
  • Technology: architecture, data lifecycle, analytics, …

The sum of all answers will be anonymously and interactively displayed. Participants will see their position in comparison to an event average as well as to a global baseline.

This workshop will enable everyone to actively discuss pitfalls and exchange experiences with peers in their groups first, as well as to get the opportunity to discuss details with subject-matter expert, Dr. James Blake, Global Consulting Strategist, Cyber Defense Consulting. He will bring in the global perspective and advise on the steps for the various stages to be taken to reach SOC maturity.

6:00 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking
The speakers will be onsite for Q&A

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