Verizon speaking sessions at RSA Conference 2019

Hear from our industry experts and technology partners, so you’re ready to implement meaningful and measurable risk mitigation—and strengthen cyber resiliency across your enterprise.

2019 Insider Threat Report—Castle, Courtyard and Keep

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 5

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 6

Join us for the launch of our 2019 Insider Threat Report, and learn what cyber threats may already be inside your walls.

Visit Verizon booth #1541 and be among the first to pick up a free copy of the report.

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore:
Measuring the Impact of a Data Breach

3:40 PM – 4:30 PM, Tuesday, March 5

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM, Wednesday, March 6

For years, we have tried to measure data-breach impact. This session will present findings from 4,000-plus incidents studied. Impact modifiers are discussed that increase the intensity of the breach, changing a relatively minor breach into a terminal event. An impact scale is proposed to help practitioners determine the likelihood of a breach with these indicators of impact affecting their organizations.

Suzanne Widup: Senior Analyst, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Suzanne Widup is a co-author of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, and lead author for the Verizon PHI Data Breach Report. She spends quality time hunting for publicly disclosed data breaches for the VERIS Community Database ( Suzanne has 20 years of IT experience, including UNIX system administration, information security engineering and digital forensics in large enterprise environments. She holds a B.S. in computer information systems and an M.S. in information assurance. Suzanne is the author of Computer Forensics and Digital Investigation with EnCase Forensic v.7, published by McGraw-Hill.

Verizon Incident Preparedness Report—
Taming the Data Beast

9:20 AM – 11:20 AM, Wednesday, March 6

What if the next data breach beast reared its ugly head and appeared in your camp? Moreover, key stakeholders are still in denial that a data breach could, let alone did, happen. The “Verizon Incident Preparedness Report—Taming the Data Beast” tackles data breach preparation for that inevitable spar with the demon of death in the age of digital heroes.

Kenneth Eric Gentry: Managing Principal, Rapid Response Retainer, Verizon
Eric Gentry is the practice manager for the Rapid Response Retainer service, a position he has held since January 2009. Eric is responsible for managing and conducting customer-facing incident response, computer forensics, and IT investigative engagements for customers worldwide. With over 25 years of experience in the intelligence and information security fields, Eric has provided leading services and support for both government and commercial organizations. Eric helps companies maintain a proactive approach to their computer emergency response capabilities by developing cohesive incident response plans and procedures, training first responders to efficiently execute those response plans and investigate incidents, and conducting mock incident exercises to test those plans.

John Grim, Senior Manager, Investigative Response, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
John Grim has over 15 years of experience investigating data breaches and cybersecurity incidents. Currently, John leads a team of highly skilled digital forensics investigators. In this capacity, John responds to cybersecurity incidents, advises on data breach containment and eradication efforts, performs digital forensic examinations, and leads investigative response training and data breach simulation exercises for Verizon customers worldwide. Prior to joining Verizon, John served 12 years with the U.S. Army investigating security-related incidents, and eight years specifically focused on network intrusion investigations and forensic examinations. John has provided computer security-related advice, assistance and formalized instruction to technical and nontechnical audiences.