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Preparing for the Next Zero-Day Vulnerability
January 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Now that dust is settling from Log4Shell, how can you prepare for and prevent the next zero-day vulnerability from impacting your organization?
Join Larry Maccherone, DevSecOps Transformation lead at Contrast Security, and Farshad Abasi, Chief Security Officer at Forward Security for an interactive discussion about how to future-proof against emerging threats on the horizon so your organization is prepared to respond instantly to zero-day vulnerabilities like Log4Shell.
Topics for discussion include:
- What lessons should we draw from our experiences since Log4Shell?
- Have you seen changes in behavior as a result of Log4Shell?
- Have other vulnerabilities been discovered due to increased scrutiny of open source libraries?
- How would you respond to the FTC alert regarding Log4Shell
- How has this changed your thinking on use of open source libraries, and budget allocation to secure them?
- What could have been done to protect against the perils of Log4Shell, and how can you prevent the next threat?
Larry Maccherone, DevSecOps Transformation at Contrast Security
Larry is a thought leader on DevSecOps. At Comcast, he launched and scaled the DevSecOps Transformation program over five years, and is now at Contrast helping organizations empower development teams to take ownership of security. Larry was a founding Director at Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab and co-led the launch of Build-Security-In initiative.
Farshad Abasi, Chief Security Officer at Forward Security
Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with over twenty four years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, cybersecurity, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert in that aspect of computing and communication over the last eighteen years. He started Forward Security in 2018, with a mission to provide world class information security services, particularly in the Application and Cloud security domains. Prior to creating Forward, he was a senior member of HSBC Group’s IT Security team with the most recent positions being the Principal Global Security Architect, and Head of IT Security of the Canadian division. Farshad is continuing an eighteen year stint as an instructor at BCIT where he shares his passion for information and network security, helping others build a career in this exciting field. He is also the security correspondent for CFAX radio, BSides Vancouver/MARS board member, Vancouver OWASP chapter lead, a CISSP designate, and a UBC CS alumnus.