End-to-End Security: Mobility Exchange Speaker Lineup Has It All

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 03/20/2017
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Where else can dozens of top-level IT executives come together in a unique, intimate setting to learn from their peers and progress their business? The Enterprise Mobility Exchange: Security West in Phoenix, Arizona this April is that place.

The two-day event is jam-packed with speakers and info sessions, including keynote addresses, think tanks, and round tables, along with one-to-one networking opportunities. “The presentations were the right blend of technical deep dives, high level case studies and inspirational/frightening overviews,” said one previous attendee. “Add to that the panels and the roundtable discussions, (and) the two days flew by so fast. It was the most informative, yet exhausting conference I’ve attended.”

Leading those presentations are executives with decades of experience from a variety of verticals. On April 24 and 25, in Phoenix, attendees can expect to learn from security and mobility experts in fields such as government, financial services, manufacturing, cyber law, and food services, to name a few.

  • Kicking off the event is Nick Savage, Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Cybersecurity for the FBI, who will speak about the challenges in defending the enterprise’s entire attack surface, shedding light on the vulnerabilities of mobile endpoints and the necessity of keeping security at the top of the priority list.
  • Global CIO of ACI Specialty Benefits, Ryan Fay, will present the audience with facts and figures on protecting the entire enterprise mobile infrastructure. Fay, a Forbes 30 under 30 nominee and TED Talk speaker knows from experience, as his organization has more than 50,000 mobile connections on its network around the globe. 
  • Many enterprises may have gone mobile and are diligently – or not – protecting the enterprise, but even the most secure organizations are vulnerable to attacks. Jamal Hartenstien, the Sr. Program Manager of IT Security at CalPERS and cyber law attorney, will speak on the legal troubles and liability obstacles faced by companies who suffer from a breach or hack. His presentation, titled “The Letter of the Law: Who is Liable When It Comes to Security Breaches?” will help c-level IT members better understand what happens when their business falls victim to a security failure.
  • As each day goes by, IT finds itself becoming more of the face of business and integrating itself into the daily boardroom discussion. Gram Ludlow, VP of Information Security for Flowers Foods, will speak about the challenges and best practices of having an information security department outside of IT, and how all sectors of the tech side of the business can communicate with the boardroom.
  • While security is paramount, enterprises across all industries are faced with constant uphill battles in dealing with compliance and regulations, forcing the IT department to be as agile as possible. Murali Nathan, Solution Architect for Avery Dennison, will lead the case study “Demystifying Compliance and Policy When it Comes to Security,” and touch on how organizations can respond effectively to new regulations in order to achieve compliance.
  • What’s a security solution if it doesn’t work? That’s the exact reason why companies large and small staff penetration testers to make sure their investments and deployments work as planned. Aaron Rosen, Senior Penetration Tester with Mitsubishi Financial Group (MUFG), will share his insights on where mobile vulnerabilities lie and how hackers find the nooks and crannies to exploit when illegally entering a mobile infrastructure.

Those are just some of the agenda items that will be covered in the two-day event, which is being held at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa. In between speaking sessions attendees will have the opportunity to meet with on-site solution providers in a closed-door setting. Find out more about Enterprise Mobility Exchange: Security West by visiting the site, which includes the agenda and more resources for attendees to better understand the event’s format and how to register.

Pictured, clockwise from top left: Nick Savage, Jamal Hartenstein, Murali Nathan, Ryan Fay.

Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt