Patrick Kerpan presenting 2 talks at Secure360 in St. Paul

Cloud Network Security Expert Discusses Cybersecurity, Cloud Application Security at Telecom Industry Event

Talk 1: Protecting Vital Data With NIST Framework

When: Wednesday May 18, 2016
11:00 AM

Where: Room 14& 15
Saint Paul River Centre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102

LocusView Solutions, a Chicago-based subsidiary of the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), applied the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to pass penetration tests and compliance auditing in 2015.

LocusView provides a SaaS solutions to the natural gas industry, and wanted to go beyond standard regulatory compliance to save money and streamline the audit process.

As organizations spend more time and efforts to fight data breaches and fears of fallout from a data loss, IT teams like LocusView can begin comparing existing cybersecurity practices to the NIST Framework to quickly identify any gaps in pinpointing, assessing, and managing risks in their networks.

The NIST Framework was created for critical infrastructure — banking, aviation, defense —  all organizations can easily apply the principles to their operations. While traditional audit-focused standards value policies and checklists, NIST’s risk-based approach focuses on business and customers.

As part of an in-depth audit, LocusView used the NIST Framework to ensure everything from customer data to cloud-based networks are truly secure.

Talk 2: Let’s rethink cloud application security in 2016

When: Wednesday May 18, 2016
1:30 PM

Where: Room 14& 15
Saint Paul River Centre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102

More vital organization data is living outside of a traditional data center in modern organizations, but why haven’t our security practices changed?
The problem starts with the perimeter-heavy, fortify-the-exterior approach. When it fails to stop cybercrime, it can cost upwards of $100M. By focusing on the application, data, and user as the important security layers organizations can both prevent and mitigate attacks.

Application layer network security can improve network performance, security and add control over applications. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have all but eliminated the cost and complexity of adding security at every level.

Organizations can best control all data and network traffic by using secure, encrypted switches at every layer within a network. Monitored access, encryption, and application-specific firewall rules can all but eliminate malicious “east/west” movement inside a network. Learn how upcoming security compliance regulations – like NIST, PCI, and the EU banking standards – are focusing in on security requirements at all layers. 2016 will be a game-changing year for application security.

ABOUT PATRICK KERPAN:

Mr. Kerpan has more than 20 years of software experience and is one of Cohesive Networks’ founders. Previously, he was the CTO of Borland Software Corp which he joined in 2000 through the acquisition of Bedouin, Inc., a company that he founded. Mr. Kerpan was also the VP and general manager of the Developer Services Platform group at Borland, where he was instrumental in leading the Borland acquisition of StarBase in 2003. Before founding Bedouin, Inc., Mr. Kerpan was a managing director responsible for derivatives technology at multiple global investment banks.

Patrick Kerpan is a recognized Cloud and networking thought leader. Along with the Cohesive Networks team, he regularly organizes and co-hosts CloudCamp events in Chicago and London. Mr. Kerpan recently spoke at the ACG investor forum, SDN Central Conference, Cloud Expo Europe, and Cloud Expo NY. He has contributed content published in Wired Innovation Insights, SDN Central, and IBM Partner World, as well several technical white papers and the eBook “Cloud Memoirs – Views from Above, Inside, and Below”

ABOUT SECURE260

Secure360 is the professional conference of choice for comprehensive security and risk management education. Collaboration and education for your entire team. Produced by the Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA), the conference is excited to now be moving into its 11th year! Secure360 has continued to grow in attendance and popularity every year, and will be expanding this fall to two new locations within the Midwest in order to accommodate: Des Moines, Iowa and Brookfield, Wisconsin.

By: Margaret Valtierra