It was a busy week for Delta Risk LLC staff. Our team members were in San Antonio, Washington, DC, and Virginia to join distinguished panels at ISC2 CyberSecureGov 2016, BSides SATX, and GTRA CIO Council Summit. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights from these events.
ISC2 CyberSecureGov 2016
The central theme of ISC2 CyberSecureGov 2016 revolved around “being a change agent in a game-changing environment.”
The fourth annual cybersecurity event concluded May 20 in Mount Vernon, near Washington, DC, addressing a variety of hot-button cyber concerns. Topics included best practices for incident response, how to deal with a breach when it takes place, and the key approaches for protecting a cyber future.
Delta Risk’s Stephanie Ewing-Ottmers and Chris Evans tackled the subject of cybersecurity exercise programs. Their presentation, Advancing Your Cybersecurity Security Exercise Program, was an interactive session meant to assess attendees’ current program effectiveness. Participants shared examples of exercise practices that have worked well and didn’t work well in their programs.
The BSides InfoSec event returned to San Antonio for a fourth straight year, this time at St. Mary’s University. A team led by Chris Evans, John LeBrecht, Ashley Yates, Ron Diaz, and Noah Powers sponsored the first ever Intro to Capture the Flag (CTF) event. This interactive training session was designed to enable participants to learn basic recon and exploitation tactics.
Participants were given step-by-step instructions for handling seven different attack vendors. The session was intended to be a lighter trial run for participants to get their feet wet in a virtual environment.
GTRA CIO Council Summit
The GTRA CIO Council Summit is geared to drive the transformation of the federal government through IT advancement. Federal IT leaders got together at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA to deliberate on mobile, cloud, big data, and cybersecurity topics.
Delta Risk Senior Analyst Duane Bean took part in roundtable discussions about cultural shifts needed for mobile government success, and public/private coalitions for leveraging commercial tools and mitigating vulnerabilities in cyber warfare.
Bean also discussed how to use mobile security platforms to protect and encrypt sensitive patient health data, as well as the overall impact Hadoop is having on mobile data security growth.