Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Force Multipliers Used to Both Protect and Attack Our Critical Infrastructure
Description: In military parlance, a force multiplier can change the outcome of a battle or a war. In the world of cybersecurity, the advent of machine learning (notably supervised machine learning) and artificial intelligence are force multipliers. See how innovative uses of AI and ML are changing both offensive and defensive security strategies. Participate in tabletop exercises highlighting how these technologies can be employed for both offensive and defensive purposes. Be exposed to threat modeling and the STRIDE methodology, security orchestration automation and response (SOAR), as well as the MITRE ATT&CK Framework to get a better understanding of both adversarial behavior and appropriate defensive responses. Understand the role of automation in security tactics and how the use of AI and ML are game changers for critical infrastructure. Learn the important impact of how the integration of operational technology (OT), which is used prevalently with critical infrastructure, to information technology can impact safety and national security.
Matt Stamper, MPIA, MS, CISA, CISM, CIPP/US, ITIL
Matt is the president of the San Diego ISACA chapter and a member of the San Diego CISO Roundtable. Matt Stamper is also the co-sector chief for the communications sector for the San Diego chapter of InfraGard. Matt is a CISO at EVOTEK and a former research director with Gartner where his research covered incident response, breach and attack simulation, security program design, the cybersecurity skills challenge, and IT risk management. Matt is the co-author of the CISO Desk Reference Guide (Volumes 1 & 2).