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Security Breakout Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, April 21


Sophos: Today’s Threat Landscape and Next Generation Protection

Learn about today’s threat landscape, and the tools and techniques that hackers are using to gain access to your networks and money.  We will discuss a few of their methods, see a few demonstrations of how they are gaining access, then we’ll talk briefly about what Sophos is doing as a company to get ahead of these criminals.

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Ryan Archer

Systems Engineer, Sophos
Throughout my 20 year IT career I have served in various roles, from Satellite Communications Technician, to Senior Network Engineer at a Fortune 200 company, to a Sales Engineering Manager. I have been in technical sales for over 10 years and currently manage a team of highly capable... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Security (Willow East)


WatchGuard: Defending against Modern Day Malware

Cyber-attacks once were mainly the concern of governments, large corporations and other highly visible networks. Not anymore. The financial rewards generated from the theft of credit card information and other sensitive data gave rise to a new breed of malware, the polymorphic threat, and with it, the amount of malware has skyrocketed.

Most of today's malware is polymorphic and highly adept at changing its identity to evade standard, signature-based security platforms. Alone, these platforms will not recognize many of these threats.  Advanced persistent threats, or APTs, increase the threat level by employing sophisticated evasion capabilities to get payloads past a network's defenses where they persist, undetected. APTs are targeted to an organization or a specific technology and often leverage zero day vulnerabilities - flaws for which no patch is available and no signature has been written. Any organization can become a victim.

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Michael Pearson

Sales Engineer, WatchGuard Technologies
Michael Pearson is the Sales Engineer for the North Central Territory for WatchGuard Technologies, and brings 14+ years of experience in network security and overall information technology.  From large enterprise deployments, information technology design and consulting, Mike’s... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am
Security (Willow East)


Varonis: Insider Threats - Malice, Mistakes, and Mountain Lions

This session will help you understand the most common insider threats and provide tips to help protect against them.  We will take a look at the actors involved in insider breaches and dissect the anatomy of a typical breach.  Then review some of the stats from Verizon's DBIR and look at a few real world breaches.  We will also discuss irrational biases we have has humans and how they impact our ability to accurately quantify risk and 6 actionable tips for mitigating various types of insider threats.

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Jeremy Milton

Field Sales Engineering Manager, Varonis Systems
Over 14 years of experience architecting and implementing Microsoft collaboration solutions ranging from Exchange, SharePoint and Lync/OCS technologies in mid to large market organizations. Ensuring the necessary infrastructure and guiding principles are established delivering optimal... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 10:40am - 11:20am
Security (Willow East)


BBB/WMCSC: Are You Ready for the Hack?

Businesses today are tasked to improve their Cybersecurity posture.  For the past few years headlines are highlighting those that fall short.  Whether you’re just getting started, or have a repeatable process; this 30 minute presentation can help.  It includes the National Cyber Hygiene Campaign, which is designed to assist small to medium businesses with guidelines to improve your Cyber profile.  WMCSC security professionals will review the campaign and share tips for reducing risk to your business.


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Phil Catlett

President, Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan
President of the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan, serving 38 counties and 3 million people. During the past 2 years, consumer requested Business Reviews provided by our BBB increased nearly 100%, and so did web visits! Radio Station Group VP/GM for 23 years. The radio group... Read More →
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Barbara Hiemstra

Kent County, Information Security Director
Barb is responsible for leading a new team at Kent County responsible for Information Security. The team is developing a security program to include awareness training, incident response and continue their existing work securing the data and infrastructure for the county. | Formerly... Read More →


Tuesday April 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:10pm
Security (Willow East)


Barracuda: Security Solutions
The Barracuda security product portfolio addresses network, email and web based threats with a wide-range of built in features to secure your network and prevent malicious threats from email, the internet or mobile devices.  Barracuda’s Total Threat Protection concept provides the powerful, best-of-breed  security solutions customers prefer with UTM-like management capability using Barracuda’s free Cloud Control management dashboard.    

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Steve Scheidegger

Regional Sales Manager, Barracuda Networks
Steve Scheidegger has 20 years of sales and marketing experience at several computer, data security and storage technology companies.  As Regional Sales Manager, Steve is responsible for sales and account management for Barracuda’s Michigan based customers. Prior to the eight... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 1:45pm - 2:25pm
Security (Willow East)