San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This morning IT security seminar focuses on stopping Ransomware and DDoS attacks, DNS Infrastructure Protection, and Threat Intelligence. Scroll down to see the agenda and click on links to see company information and speakers' biographies, who deliver concise, technical, educational and complementary talks.
Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning; click here to download presentation guidelines that are followed by all speakers, which makes the program so worthwhile for IT Directors, Security Analysts, Enterprise Architects, Network & System Administrators, Data Center/Storage/Infrastructure Managers, CISO/CIO's, etc.
Click here to watch an informative video by Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber on why you should attend.
Every attendee receives a full hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking, plus 2 CPE credit hours towards your CISSP or other certification. There are drawings for gift cards and other prizes at the end.
8:00 - 9:00: Registration, Full Hot Breakfast, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
9:00 - 9:30: Protection against DNS-based Attacks Including DDoS from Infoblox
DNS servers are mission-critical infrastructure, and they have to continue to respond to queries even when they are under attack. If your external DNS server goes down, your entire network is shut off from the Internet. In the last year alone, DNS and related DDoS attacks have increased by more than 216 percent and growing. Attackers look for the weakest links in your network, and the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol is easy to exploit. As a result, attacks designed to bring down DNS servers and consume network bandwidth—and to interfere with or shut down critical IT applications such as email, web sites, VoIP, and software as a service (SaaS)—are on the rise. During this technical and insightful session, Scott Unger from Infoblox will look at the most common attacks, and offer practical suggestions on how you can provide superior protection to your IT Infrastructure and mission-critical DNS services.
Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) helps customers control their networks. Its solutions help businesses automate complex network control functions to reduce costs, increase security and maximize uptime. Infoblox technology enables automatic discovery, real-time configuration and change management and compliance for network infrastructure, as well as critical network control functions such as DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (IPAM) for applications and endpoint devices. Leveraging patented Grid™ technology, Infoblox delivers higher availability, and an authoritative network database for real-time and historical reporting.
9:30 - 10:00: Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware with Kaspersky
Your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your computer is locked and your files will all be gone forever if you don’t pay up. Since many victims are willing to pay the ransom, this type of cryptomalware is on the rise, netting millions of dollars for cybercriminals looking for a substantial return on their minimal investment.
During this session you will hear from Mark Villinski of Kaspersky Lab, on what they as a major security vendor are seeing in this growing area of focus for both security vendors and cybercriminals. Areas of focus will include:
- Common ransomware scenarios and delivery mechanisms
- Trends in this growing form of cybercrime
- Recommendations to help your organization avoid being a victim
Kaspersky is the world's largest privately held, and among the top four security vendors, operating in 200 countries and protecting 400 million users.
10:00 - 10:30: Threat Intelligence and Layered Security in the Post-Target Breach Era, with Sentinel IPS
The term "Threat Intelligence" is getting a lot of buzz these days, but what does it mean? And, more importantly, how can it help protect your network?
In this technical and informative presentation, Ted Gruenloh of Sentinel IPS will answer these questions, within the context of a layered security approach that integrates threat intelligence with existing security methodologies and defense-in-depth platforms. Mr. Gruenloh will use real-world examples to examine how threat intelligence improves a network's defenses at the perimeter, and allows administrators to gain more visibility on the inside.
End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for gift cards and other great items!
What are Angelbeat's privacy and optin/optout policies
Each attendee acknowledges/understands that financial support from Angelbeat sponsors allows him/her to attend this event at no cost, and that the sponsors will be given your contact information 2 days after the event for follow-up email and telephone communications. All sponsors are required to provide you with an opt-out option, allowing you to be removed from their database.
However each attendee can opt-out of sponsor follow-up by informing Angelbeat staff at the event, or by emailing Angelbeat immediately after the event, but before Angelbeat releases the attendee list to the event sponsors.
If you have any questions regarding Angelbeat's privacy policies and how your contact information is used, please contact CEO Ron Gerber directly at 516-277-2057 or at email@example.com.
Who is eligible to receive a free pass
There is no charge to attend for an end user IT professional who works in the telecom/IT/networking/security/data center/desktop/purchasing departments of corporations (private and publicly-held, large and small), universities, school districts, government agencies, hospitals, manufacturers, retailers, banks, financial services firms, insurers, real estate/construction/property management, insurance/brokerage agencies, pharmaceutical companies, law/accounting/consulting firms, trucking/transportation/logistic firms, etc. and use, support, purchase and/or are involved in or influence the purchase of products and services offered by our sponsors. If you are a government employee and have limitations/restrictions on your ability to attend free events, then please contact the Angelbeat team by clicking below. For instance, some individuals simply reimburse Angelbeat for the cost of the meals, to avoid any perception of conflict-of-interest.
All free attendees must be pre-approved in advance by Angelbeat and Angelbeat reserves the right to accept or reject a free pass request at its sole discretion. As a general policy Angelbeat does not offer free passes to individuals at companies that are looking to sell their products/services to the end user personnel described above who attend our events at no charge. If you fall in this category and would still like to attend then the fee is $300/person. To sign up please click here, complete the pdf document that appears and fax it back to Angelbeat at 703-783-8015. If you are a non-sponsoring vendor/integrator/consultant and would like to attend but avoid paying this $300 fee, then you must be accompanied by one of your clients who has not previously registered, and is a CIO, CISO or IT Director that meets the end user criteria above. Full-time reporters from major newspapers, websites, television and radio stations can attend as our guest, but again must be approved in advance.
If you do not meet the above criteria and still try to register, then you will receive an automatic reply/confirmation from Eventbrite. However you will shortly receive another email from Angelbeat, rejecting and cancelling your registration.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event
Detailed driving directions will be sent out to all attendees one week before the event. There is complimentary self parking.
What is the dress code
Suggested dress is business casual.
What if you have special dietary needs/restrictions
If you have special dietary needs/restrictions, then please email Angelbeat below. We will do our best to accommodate any and all requests.
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Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber
Ronald J. Gerber is the CEO of Angelbeat, Founder of Gerber & Company, and serves on the Board of Directors and is a former President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. To get the latest updates via social media on Gerber and Angelbeat (common hashtag #angelbeat), click here for Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram, plus read Gerber's widely-respected blog at www.angelbeat.com.
Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America, based on its 100+ city 2016 geographic coverage, and has held over 1,000 seminars since its founding in 1999. These forums bring together tens of thousands of IT professionals with global technology leaders from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix, Amazon, Google, HP, Dell, Juniper and many others. Content is updated annually and focus on the related areas of security/compliance, cloud/virtualization/sdn, storage/backup/infrastructure/data center, network/wireless/mobility/voip and big data/hadoop/Internet-of-Things. To complement their participation in live programs, IT vendors use Angelbeat's 350K contact database for webinar promotions, email blasts and online/social media campaigns.
Through these activities Mr. Gerber has an unmatched level of knowledge, contacts and credibility among both technology vendors and their CTO/CIO customer base. Based on his industry reputation, he was selected to write six supplements on the mobility and security topics for the New York Times. Further details are available at www.angelbeat.com.
Before starting Angelbeat, Mr. Gerber founded and managed Gerber & Company (“GC”), a specialized event firm holding sponsor-funded training in non-IT fields. GC held seminars for government inspectors on new building codes that were supported by construction firms, for example.
Mr. Gerber served as an M&A/restructuring consultant to $4 billion Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), leading to a spin-off of its Authentec biometric fingerprint unit (purchased by Apple in 2012), Terion wireless two-way dispatch system for fleet management, and Intersil semiconductor operations specializing in Wi-Fi 802.11 chipsets. For $2 billion Systemax (NYSE:SYX), Gerber negotiated and implemented their ISP partnership with MSN, auction alliance with Amazon and on-line financial services tie with USABancShares.com.
From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Gerber worked for Honeywell, holding senior management positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vendor Relationships and Purchasing for its $1.2 billion ADI distribution subsidiary and Vice President, Business Development for its Ademco security manufacturing subsidiary. He launched their website, coordinated biometric initiatives such as incorporating voice recognition technology in alarm equipment, expanded sales of wireless alarm systems using low-cost, high-reliability and low-data-content transceivers, created new marketing programs for its Alarmnet wireless/cellular alarm monitoring network, developed an OEM spread spectrum product for high-reliability, low cost and low data content applications, advised its Cylink affiliate on new markets for its encryption technology and divestiture of its high data content wireless transmission business unit and structured an innovative home networking joint venture with Microsoft, Comcast and PG&E.
From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Gerber worked for the AVX Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:AVX). Gerber was in charge of and led a successful turnaround of its $400M Surface Mount Manufacturing Division, reversing a (10%) loss to 9% profitability in just two years while growing sales by 30%. Key customers included the world’s leading telecommunication firms such as Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Motorola, etc. Many of its products were used for military and NASA/satellite applications. He has also worked for Accenture.
Mr. Gerber received a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Director of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and previously served as President of the Harvard Business School Club of New York.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-277-2057 . He is married to Andrea and they have four children, Lamarcus, Harry, Amanda and Sydney, plus their dog Scout, an Australian Shepherd. The Gerber’s reside in Long Island, New York.