At our second annual NYC Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, Gigamon hosted more than 150 security professionals and 10 of our top ecosystem partners for a program that focused on the latest cyberthreats and how companies can best tackle them.
After a welcome by our CMO Kim DeCarlis, Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity took the stage to present a keynote on the current security threat landscape. Krebs, who has broken hundreds of data breach stories through his in-depth research on the darknet, put forward the hypothesis: “What if the only way to win a war is to assume you’ve already lost?” In other words, what if the only way to achieve the next level of security maturity is to assume system compromise?
Audience engagement was high, with many attendees asking questions on how to apply his findings to their particular situations. One of Kreb’s best responses, for example, came during a section on compliance when he said that companies must meet and get beyond compliance given they “ain’t gonna outrun the bear.”
Krebs also suggested that companies:
Following the keynote, our CTO Shehzad Merchant delivered a presentation on the Defender Lifecycle Model before joining an engaging panel discussion that featured some of the brightest minds in the industry, including Krebs, AT&T CISO and Tag Cyber CEO Dr. Edward Amoroso and former CIGNA CISO Craig Shumard.
Highlights from their conversation:
All panelists agreed that the U.S. must take an entirely new approach to cybersecurity education and exchanged ideas on what that might look like. To hear their entire conversation, please check out the full panel video.