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Unpacking Supply Chain & Cloud Security Risks
In the ever-evolving digital landscape, security leaders have wrestled with sprawling digital supply chains and resulting risks for years. The use of cloud technologies adds to the problems and complicates issues of accountability. The US National Cybersecurity Strategy shined a spotlight on many of the issues and persistence of threat actors, but we’re still in the early days of identifying the many risks that arise and how to mitigate impacts with security technology. Attend this session to hear how supply chains form in modern designs and why scanning dependencies are more important than ever. Uncover why runtime security is still as critical in the face of evolving threats. Understand the importance of continuous monitoring and real-time threat detection to safeguard your digital assets.
Director, Office of Cybersecurity Strategy
Anna Belak has nearly ten years of experience researching and advising organizations on cloud adoption with a focus on security best practices. As a Gartner Analyst, Anna spent six years helping more than 500 enterprises with vulnerability management, security monitoring, and DevSecOps initiatives. Anna's research and talks have been used to transform organizations' IT strategies and her research agenda helped to shape markets. Anna is the Director of Thought Leadership at Sysdig, using her deep understanding of the security industry to help IT professionals succeed in their cloud-native journey.
Anna holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Michigan, where she developed computational methods to study solar cells and rechargeable batteries.
Director of Cybersecurity Strategy
Mike Isbitski has researched and advised on cybersecurity for over 5 years. He's versed in cloud security, container security, Kubernetes security, API security, security testing, mobile security, application protection, and secure continuous delivery. He's guided countless organizations globally in their security initiatives and supporting their business.
Prior to his research and advisory experience, Mike learned many hard lessons on the front lines of IT with over twenty years of practitioner and leadership experience focused on application security, vulnerability management, enterprise architecture, and systems engineering.
Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies
Rik is a principal analyst in Omdia's IT security and technology team, specializing in cybersecurity technology trends, IT security, compliance, and call recording. Rik provides analysis and insights on market evolution and helps end users determine what type of technology and which vendor they should pursue.
Rik has also worked in Omdia's financial services technology team, with a specialization in capital markets technology. Prior to joining Informa (now Omdia), he worked as an IT journalist, specializing in networking and security. He was also a foreign correspondent in Brazil, where he worked, among others, for the Financial Times and The Economist.
Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who's covered business technology for three decades. He's written about cyber security for more than 15 years and was one of the founding editors of Dark Reading. Sweeney has covered enterprise networking extensively, as well as its supporting technologies like storage, wireless, cloud-based apps and the emerging Internet of Things. He's been a contributing editor to The Washington Post, Crain’s New York Business, Red Herring, Information Week, Network World, SearchAWS.com, and Stadium Tech Report.