Illustrate what cyber threat intelligence is, accompanied by an introduction to multiple use case examples that are relevant to the UKI market, where CTI was used to help provide gap analysis and prioritization in the face of a data breach.
Intelligence research examples from the region will be used to describe how the challenge was solved and the steps that can be taken (best practices) to uncover a business’s risk and liability in the face of a security threat.
Chief Compliance Officer
Christopher Strand is the Chief Compliance Officer at IntSights. As CCO, he is responsible for leading the global security risk and compliance business, helping companies bridge the gap between cybersecurity and regulatory cyber-compliance. Chris has more than 20 years of subject matter expertise in information technology and security audit assessment and he specializes in developing enterprise security platforms and markets within hyper-growth organizations. Prior to joining Intsights, Chris launched and led the cyber-compliance business at Carbon Black (acquired by VMWare), and has held leadership and compliance specialist roles at other flagship security companies such as RSA, Trustwave, and Tripwire. His past experience has provided him with a unique insight in the areas of security assessment and audit, data security, forensics, threat intelligence and security solution implementation. Chris is trained as a security auditor, is a PCIP, and actively participates in the development of cyber-regulations globally. He is an active contributor and participant with ISACA, ISSA, ISC2, and the PCI SSC, frequently speaking on and publishing content advocating and informing the market on the evolution and alignment of their respective compliance frameworks. Chris graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s Degree in environment studies and completed advanced certificates in computer information systems at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
Head of Systems Engineering UK&I
Michael Owen heads up the Pre-Sales engineering for IntSights in the UK & Ireland. He has been in the Information Systems Technology and Security arena for over 30 years. His career bridges manufacturer, strategic partners, and end-users and so he brings a useful perspective that covers all parts of the chain.
For the last four years, Owen has been heavily involved with Big Data vendors around data analytics, smart buildings, and more recently cyber threat intelligence.
Owen is currently leading the charge in the UK & Ireland to educate and introduce organisations to increasing their visibility on the many Dark Web threats that pose a serious risk to them.
During his career, Owen has held positions at BT, Siemens, Aruba & Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has been involved in numerous large scale projects.