June 8-9, 2017

Keynote Feature: Wendy Nather

@RCISCwendyWendy Nather

Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC)
Wendy Nather is Research Director at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), where she is responsible for advancing the state of resources and knowledge to help organizations defend their infrastructure from attackers. She was previously Research Director of the Information Security Practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research, covering the security industry in areas such as application security, threat intelligence, security services, and other emerging technologies.

Wendy has served as a CISO in both the private and public sectors. She led IT security for the EMEA region of the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS), as well as for the Texas Education Agency. She speaks regularly in locations around the world on topics ranging from threat intelligence to identity and access management, risk analysis, incident response, data security, and societal and privacy issues. Wendy is co-author of The Cloud Security Rules, and was listed as one of SC Magazine’s Women in IT Security “Power Players” in 2014. She is an advisory board member for the RSA Conference, and serves on the board of directors for Securing Change, an organization that helps provide free security services to nonprofit groups. She is based in Austin, Texas.

We Need to Talk…

How do you move threat intelligence sharing from Gossip to Grownup? It takes more than technology: it takes social engineering on a massive scale. Wendy Nather will talk about the process of standing up a new ISAC, the barriers to intel exchange, the Wacky Races of platform and feed providers, and the role government has to play (spoiler: it’s not what you think). The future of threat intelligence is going to be fewer steak dinners and pew-pew maps; it’s going to look more like the Neighborhood Watch on social media. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s meet at the firewall.

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