SIGS Special Interest Group
9th 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 people (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.

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CPE Credits Earn 4 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this SIGS forum. Please request a confirmation.
Location Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva
20, route de Pre Bois
1215 Geneva

Date of Event 14th of November 2019

Language English

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


1:30 – 2:00 pm Registration & Coffee
2:00 – 2:00 pm Welcome from the moderator
2:00 – 2:30 pm Maxim Deweerdt, Instructor at SANS

Goal Oriented Defense
Adversaries only have to find one flaw in our defense in order to get in. And they do – consistently. Even with our modern tools, better skilled personnel and board-level awareness, we fail to detect that our environments are breached in a timely fashion. Time for a new mindset: our adversaries have goals in mind while they breach our environment. What if our detection mechanisms would be focusing on those goals?

Enter Goal Oriented Defense. Instead of trying to detect everything, let’s have a look at how Goal Oriented Defense could look like and how it will help you into tuning your detection and focusing on what’s important.

2:30 – 3:00 pm Stuart McKenzie, Vice President Mandiant Consulting EMEA

Breach Response Preparedness
How C-level Leaders contribute to a stronger Security Posture

The presentation gives an overview of the current state of data breaches, it´s associated cost and influencing factors. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss how their organization is prepared to breach and receive guidance to a phased approach on how to build a proactive incident response plan.
3:00 – 3:45 pm Olivier Busolini, Head of IT Risk and Cybersecurity at BNP Paribas
Olivier has been involved in IT security for 25 years, in the private and public sectors, across several industries. He experienced different business dynamics, and developed leadership in IT risk and security management, as an integrated part of operational risks, data governance, and digital business activities. He has been holding CISO roles for Swiss banks for the last 10 years. He focuses on managing technology risks and security from a business risk perspective, to deliver cost-efficient risk assurance.

Overview of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
Helping CISOs and other security professionals to navigate the AI hype, and make informed decisions

3:45 – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 – 6:00 pm Workshop I.I
by Maxim Deweerdt, Instructor at SANS

Follow-up of the previous session from Max: in the moderated panel discussion, I’d like to further discuss the MITRE ATT&CK framework and how organisations have implemented this practically.

4:15 – 6:00 pm Workshop I.II
by Stuart McKenzie, Vice President Mandiant Consulting EMEA

Attend this round table session to discuss with Stuart on challenges organizations have in implementing robust cyber security.

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

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