Next Meeting Thursday, February 9th, 2023 5:30-8p

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First Presentation: Mystery of the 8 Second Breach

Speaker: Bill Bernard, Deepwatch

Abstract: How is it that when the average time it takes to detect and contain a breach is 230 days, a contractor to AmeriGas was able to address theirs in 8 seconds?

This presentation will compare and contrast two breaches that have been reported on publicly in 2021 to identify how each took a different approach to security, and how those approaches yielded differing results. Using the NIST CSF as a model for discussing these different approaches, the presentation will make the case for rebalancing security spending to emphasize detection and remediation capabilities, and look at how as an industry we in information security have conditioned ourselves to focus on prevention to the detriment of most of the other domains in the NIST CSF.

In addition, the presentation will touch on the problems with paying ransoms, and the limitations of cyber insurance as a curative measure.

Speaker Bio: Bill Bernard is a cybersecurity expert serving as Area Vice President of Security Strategy at Deepwatch. According to Bill, he is a “a career information security professional who has learned through hard won experience that the engineer’s ‘right answer’ isn’t always the ‘right answer’ for the business.” Bringing 20 years of experience to his security role at Deepwatch, Bill approaches information security as a necessity for all companies, but understanding that one size does not fit all. With a “top down” focus on information security any company can implement a security program appropriate to its needs. When Bill isn’t busy working with his team and customers to design innovative security solutions, he can be heard on WGN Radio on the John Williams’ Show as the ‘on-call’ cybersecurity expert.


Evening Agenda:

6:00 – 6:15 PM > Central Indiana ISSA Introduction and Chapter Business

6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. > Meeting Speaker / Discussion

7:30 p.m. > One America facility requests an exit by 7:30 p.m.

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