Thursday 8th April 2021, 16:00 (BST)

Guilty until proven innocent? Zero Trust in practice

  • Overcoming the obstacles to rolling out Zero Trust across your organisation
  • Does the expanded remote workforce, and attack surface, change the necessity of Zero Trust in your organisation?
  • Beyond Zero Trust:  Proactively monitoring for threat activity and Zero Trust’s impact on supply chain risk

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Geoff White, Host, teissTalk
Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.

Andrew Aken, Zero Trust Lead Technical Architect, Twitter

I am an established IT professional with 15+ years of executive leadership and consulting experience across multiple industries including oil/gas & energy, telecommunications, hospitality, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, IT, Department of Defense, transportation, and higher education.

I am a passionate and confident leader who enthusiastically believes in collaboration to drive results. My management philosophy emphasizes team building and high stakeholder involvement to motivate individuals to improve workflow efficiency and meet deadlines . My previous CIO, Director, project management, and consulting roles have helped organizations make and save money.

As a former University professor and mentor, I bring to the table proven research, analytical, presentation, oral, & written communication skills and the ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.

I am a creative thinker who understands the importance of EQ, coordination, and flexibility within the workplace. However, I am not afraid to make tough decisions if the company or employees might be at risk. My consultative expertise includes implementing organizational strategic initiatives, information security architecture, Zero Trust implementation, Cybersecurity maturity assessment, DevSecOps management, risk management, and forensic analysis.

In short, I drive systems from strategy to implementation improving security, availability, & performance.

John Rouffas, Chief Information Security Officer, Pharos Security

As a sought-after speaker and security thought leader, I am respected for pioneering the creation and implementation of global information security strategies, best-in-class frameworks, and risk and compliance infrastructures for high-profile, multibillion-dollar companies across the US, UK, and EU. Known throughout the intelligence community as an SME, I am able to steer large-scale security transformations, craft innovative security operations, forensics, and threat intelligence strategies, and provide vision to ensure the safety and security of data, information, and assets for high-value entities. My history of generating millions of dollars for my employers while garnering repeat speaking engagements demonstrates my value to any organization.

I am recognized and respected as a leader in Security Operations on both sides of the Atlantic, having designed and implemented security operational and threat response capabilities since before the advent of SIEM technologies, for some of the largest government and multi-national organizations in the world.

Rob Hornbuckle, Chief Information Security Officer, Allegiant Air

Rob is a results-oriented Technology Leader experienced in building inclusive, cross-functional, remote, results-oriented and global teams/systems. Expertise includes IT and Product Strategic Goals/Plan, Technical Vision, Corporate Governance Mapping, Leadership and Coaching, Cloud Computing and more.

Jason Soroko, CTO of PKI, Sectigo

Jason has 20 years of experience researching, innovating, educating markets, developing intellectual property, and contributing to national-level guidance and consortium standards. He works closely with enterprise companies daily to synthesize managed PKI security solutions that meet real-world operational needs.

Jason is an experienced security technology innovator. The CTO of PKI for Sectigo is responsible for facing customers, researching, innovating, educating, and contributing to strategy, national level guidance, intellectual property development, and consortium standards. Solving real business problems by synthesizing security state of the art with real world operational needs is what Jason does on a daily basis.

Jason has previous experience in complex data structures and Geographic Information Systems, especially in the fields on climate statistics and spatial mathematics. Jason worked as an architect and developer of complex data structures and mathematical problems related to GIS systems for the oil and gas industry.

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