KEYNOTE 2: Building a Strategic Defense Against the Global Threat Landscape presented at HackInTheBox 2014

by Kristin Lovejoy,

Summary : Cyber threats have become a boardroom agenda and significant technical concern for many companies today, with the potential to bring down an organization’s network, create compliance issues, damage bottom lines, and impact brand reputation. Additionally, disparate security technologies create ‘security silos,’ increasing cost and complexity of security management, making it almost impossible to uniformly monitor security threats across IT environments. New approaches and innovations in technology can help businesses identify the problems and address the challenges with a highly secure network infrastructure, analytics, and the optimal blend of on-premise and next-generation cloud-managed security capabilities.
IBM’s Kris Lovejoy has first-hand experience in this area. Prior to heading IBM’s Security Services business, which was ranked as a leader in Gartner Group’s 2014 Managed Security Services Provider Magic Quadrant, Kris served as IBM’s CISO where she used a framework of essential security practices to engage with IBM’s board. The framework proved instrumental in prioritizing security investments and the development of an assessment program to measure and report progress to the board.
In this session, Kris will outline the major threats IT and businesses face in addressing the growth of cyber incidents and sophisticated attacks — and how companies can better prepare and defend their crown jewel enterprise business data.