Date/Time: Thursday. May 17th 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Coleman University
Topic: Exploiting the Adversary: A Year in Review
Speaker: Araceli Gomes
Understanding the adversary is essential to effective cybersecurity. In order to defend against threat actors now and in the future, we must have intelligence that informs not only where they have been before, what their techniques, tactics, and procedures are, and what organizations they target, but also what motivates the adversary to act in the first place. By gaining a deeper understanding of the adversary, defenders can take steps to anticipate who they are, what they want, and how to deny them their prize.
Many organizations are ingesting threat intelligence, but aren’t contextualizing information or performing a thoughtful analysis. Join us to review highlights from the past year, the profile of an adversary and how it influences your protection profile, as well as how you see yourself as a target.
Araceli Gomes serves as a Cybersecurity Strategist and Subject Matter Expert for Intelligence Operations, counseling global organizations on preventing advanced attacks and breaches. Previously, she held technical and leadership positions, including Strategic Security Advisor for a Fortune 100 company, Engineering Director at a large defense contractor, Deputy CSO for a multinational financial services organization, and Chief Security and Privacy Officer at a major content delivery network. She designed early DDoS, extrusion prevention and network forensics tools for Internet backbone providers. She holds certifications in privacy and computer forensics and serves on IEEE Cybersecurity SIGs and ISSA boards locally and nationally.