Illuminating Identity Risk Blindspots: Eliminating the Top Vectors for Attacks

CISO Dinner

October 6, 2022 - Chicago, IL

Visionaries

Ofer Israeli
CEO & Founder
Illusive Networks

Dinner

Having pioneered deception-based cybersecurity, founder and CEO of Illusive Networks Ofer Israeli leads the company at the forefront of the next evolution of cyber defense. Prior to establishing Illusive, Ofer managed development teams based around the globe at Israel’s seminal cybersecurity company Check Point Software Technologies and was a research assistant in the Atom Chip Lab focusing on theoretical Quantum Mechanics. Ofer holds B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Ken Kazinski
Cyber Security - Attack Surface Management
Abbott Laboratories

Dinner

A cyber leader who provides leadership, program vision, team guidance and integration of the attack surface areas for Abbott including: Threat & Vulnerability Management, Application Security, Cloud Security, Mobility and external reputation. Also, creating programs and providing program vision to reduce Abbott’s external and internal risks; providing asset and application owners, along with other management stakeholders, actionable metrics to allow for focused remediation efforts on the most critical vulnerabilities in the enterprise; and directing and implementing technical automation initiatives to improve reporting and management of Abbott’s critical and non-critical asset and application vulnerabilities.
Cole Sinkford
CISO
GE Energy

Dinner

Cole Sinkford is GE Renewable Energy’s Global Chief Information and Product Cyber Security Officer, responsible for cybersecurity across the organization. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity strategy and operations for Renewable Energy products and enterprise. Prior to his current role, Cole served as the Deputy Chief Information Security officer of Renewable Energy, establishing Renewables’ standalone Cybersecurity capabilities. Prior to that, Cole spent 3 years as part of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, leading numerous projects and audits across the Digital Technology and business environments. Cole began his career as an Aviation DTLP located in Cincinnati, OH and now resides in Chicago, IL. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Igor Volovich
Vice President, Strategy
Qmulos

Dinner

Igor Volovich is the VP of Strategy at Qmulos, a veteran-led cybersecurity and compliance automation firm transforming enterprise risk management through the power of Converged Continuous Compliance™. Igor is an award-winning cybersecurity executive and industry thought leader whose experience includes some of the largest private and public sector enterprises, including CISO roles at Invensys and Schneider Electric, and most recently as a senior enterprise security strategy and architecture advisor to the CISO of the United States Postal Service.
Cole Sinkford
CISO
GE Energy

Dinner

Cole Sinkford is GE Renewable Energy’s Global Chief Information and Product Cyber Security Officer, responsible for cybersecurity across the organization. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity strategy and operations for Renewable Energy products and enterprise. Prior to his current role, Cole served as the Deputy Chief Information Security officer of Renewable Energy, establishing Renewables’ standalone Cybersecurity capabilities. Prior to that, Cole spent 3 years as part of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, leading numerous projects and audits across the Digital Technology and business environments. Cole began his career as an Aviation DTLP located in Cincinnati, OH and now resides in Chicago, IL. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
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Agenda

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Illuminating Identity Risk Blindspots: Eliminating the Top Vectors for Attacks
Identity is now the number one attack vector – vulnerable identities are present in every organization. Identity risks are like a residue that remains after the course of normal IT operations. Vulnerable identities persist because of gaps between IT and security teams, and because of gaps within existing identity solutions, such as Privileged Access Management (PAM). Unmanaged and misconfigured identities, such as service accounts and Shadow Admins, make it trivial for attackers to find and then exploit exposed identities. Identity Risk Management proactively identifies and removes these vulnerable credentials and connections, preventing attackers from gaining privileged access. Research from Illusive shows: -1 in 6 enterprise endpoints has exploitable identity risks -87% of local admins are not enrolled in a privileged account management (PAM) solution -Every organization lacks visibility into vulnerable “shadow admins” -More than 1 in 10 endpoints has cached credentials from privileged accounts—the digital equivalent of leaving your password on a sticky note
Panelists
Cole Sinkford
CISO
GE Energy
Cole Sinkford is GE Renewable Energy’s Global Chief Information and Product Cyber Security Officer, responsible for cybersecurity across the organization. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity strategy and operations for Renewable Energy products and enterprise. Prior to his current role, Cole served as the Deputy Chief Information Security officer of Renewable Energy, establishing Renewables’ standalone Cybersecurity capabilities. Prior to that, Cole spent 3 years as part of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, leading numerous projects and audits across the Digital Technology and business environments. Cole began his career as an Aviation DTLP located in Cincinnati, OH and now resides in Chicago, IL. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Ken Kazinski
Cyber Security - Attack Surface Management
Abbott Laboratories
A cyber leader who provides leadership, program vision, team guidance and integration of the attack surface areas for Abbott including: Threat & Vulnerability Management, Application Security, Cloud Security, Mobility and external reputation. Also, creating programs and providing program vision to reduce Abbott’s external and internal risks; providing asset and application owners, along with other management stakeholders, actionable metrics to allow for focused remediation efforts on the most critical vulnerabilities in the enterprise; and directing and implementing technical automation initiatives to improve reporting and management of Abbott’s critical and non-critical asset and application vulnerabilities.
Cole Sinkford
CISO
GE Energy
Cole Sinkford is GE Renewable Energy’s Global Chief Information and Product Cyber Security Officer, responsible for cybersecurity across the organization. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity strategy and operations for Renewable Energy products and enterprise. Prior to his current role, Cole served as the Deputy Chief Information Security officer of Renewable Energy, establishing Renewables’ standalone Cybersecurity capabilities. Prior to that, Cole spent 3 years as part of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, leading numerous projects and audits across the Digital Technology and business environments. Cole began his career as an Aviation DTLP located in Cincinnati, OH and now resides in Chicago, IL. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Kevin McDermott
CTO
Cook County
Ofer Israeli
CEO & Founder
Illusive Networks
Having pioneered deception-based cybersecurity, founder and CEO of Illusive Networks Ofer Israeli leads the company at the forefront of the next evolution of cyber defense. Prior to establishing Illusive, Ofer managed development teams based around the globe at Israel’s seminal cybersecurity company Check Point Software Technologies and was a research assistant in the Atom Chip Lab focusing on theoretical Quantum Mechanics. Ofer holds B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Tangie Swire
Director, Information Security
Health Care Service Corporation

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