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Keynotes at FIRST Security Conference

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) annual Boston meet-up starts in earnest today at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. For those planning to attend, here's a look at the keynote speaker roster.

Mr. Kieran RAMSEY (FBI Boston Division), Kevin SWINDON (FBI Boston Division)
The presentation focuses on the FBI's response to the Boston Marathon bombing and the emergency trend of evaluating unprecedented amounts of digital evidence and data. A review of the digital media evidence review process and overarching issues of crisis response, crisis leadership, technology and managing the media are examined.

June 23rd, 2014 08:30 - 09:30
Imperial Ballroom

"The Neverending Story: Incident Response" - Eugene SPAFFORD (Purdue University)
Eugene H. Spafford is one of the most senior cyber security researchers in the field. During his 30+ years in computing--including 27 years as a faculty member at Purdue University -- Spaf (as he is widely known) has worked on issues in privacy, public policy, law enforcement, software engineering, education, social networks, operating systems, and cyber security.

He has been involved in the development of fundamental technologies in intrusion detection, incident response, firewalls, integrity management, and forensic investigation. His interests range over these and many other areas, and this has been one of the factors behind his leadership of CERIAS, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. In that role, he continues to be a polymathic futurist, although some view him as simply an iconoclastic crank.

June 24th, 2014 08:30 - 09:30
Imperial Ballroom (Boston Park Plaza)

"The Role of DHS in Securing our Nation's Cyberspace" - Dr. Andy OZMENT (Department of Homeland Security)
Dr. Andy Ozment is the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) within the National Protections and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In this role, Dr. Ozment oversees a budget of almost $930 million and leads a Federal employee workforce charged with enhancing the security, resilience, and reliability of the Nation's cyber and communications infrastructure.

Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment will describe how the Department of Homeland Security seeks to help public and private organizations address evolving cybersecurity risks. Dr. Ozment will further discuss several notable cybersecurity incidents, and how DHS worked with public and private partners to identify and respond to the event and protect against future incidents.

June 25th, 2014 08:30 - 09:30
(Mezzanine Level - 2nd Floor)

"Business Control Vs. Business Velocity - Practical Considerations for Business Survivability in the Information Age" - Malcolm HARKINS (Intel Corporation)
Malcolm Harkins is vice president and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation. In this role Malcolm is responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security, and other related compliance activities for all of Intel's information assets, products and services.

Business and markets are changing and we need to move faster and into new markets. Operations and products are evolving quickly and venturing into new business and usage areas which are providing new experiences. At the same time threats and vulnerabilities are growing and evolving in ways that can affect business and customers. In addition, the worldwide legal and regulatory environment continues to become complex requiring additional compliance focus in the areas of security and privacy.

A combination of these factors leads Malcolm to form a cross organization team to evaluate how to maximize business opportunities while optimizing the company risks for security and privacy. Malcolm will address how unprecedented change can increase risk: ethics, compliance, security, privacy and how in this dynamic & complex environment we reinforce & protect our culture of integrity, continuously create the culture to accelerate and lead through our words & actions

June 26th, 2014 08:30 - 09:30
(Mezzanine Level - 2nd Floor)

"The Roles of People and Technology in Incident Response" - Bruce SCHNEIER (Co3 Systems)
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books -- including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of Co3 Systems, Inc.

June 27th, 2014 08:30 - 09:30
(Mezzanine Level - 2nd Floor)