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Thursday, October 24 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
We’ve Got A Lot To Learn: Building threat models to support innovation and save the world

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The thought of building a network rife with IoT devices and remotely-accessible critical control systems is enough to bring most infosec professionals to tears. When that same network promises to reduce urban potable water demands by 70% while still supporting commercial and residential irrigation, it is probably worth wiping away the tears and rolling up our sleeves. Innovation is all around us, working to protect natural resources, provide opportunities for better lives, and ideally doing it in a way that ensures the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of the networks supporting these efforts.

Following a year-long, collaborative research project into network security in some of the most innovative areas of wastewater reclamation and treatment, this talk will focus on how to engage with and support industries with real needs for complex networks and with even more complex threat profiles. You will come away with an understanding of why asking questions and relying on experts outside of security is critical, learn how to identify and adapt industry-specific risk frameworks, and how to apply threat-based recommendations when the stakes are high and existing data is hard to come by.

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Rebekah Brown

Rebekah Brown has helped develop threat intelligence programs at the highest levels of government and has had some exciting experiences along the way. She is a former National Security Agency network warfare analyst, U.S. Cyber Command training and exercise lead, and crypto-linguist... Read More →

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
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