Cyber-Security Webinars

Produced in association with Cyber-Security: A Peer-Reviewed Journal, this brand new, educational webinar series has been designed to brief the information security community on the issues that matter. The key issues and themes to be examined in this series include: 

  • Protection Information Assets & Technology 
  • Information Security Policies & Processes
  • Information Security Standards & Controls 
  • Information Compliance 
  • Security Technologies
  • Information Risk Management 


1. Effective Foundational Security Principles 

 Thursday May 9 2019     

Join Andrea Radu (Director of EMEA Cyber-Strategy, Deloitte) in the first edition of this brand new webinar series. 

Cyber-attacks, threat vectors and cyber espionage are no longer just buzz-words or occasional encounters. Cyber-security has become an everyday part of our reality. Businesses, governments and individuals need to incorporate this mind-set into their daily routines. Organizations are preparing for extreme but plausible cyber-security scenarios and people are becoming more vigilant with their privacy.

But how are decisions being made? How should priorities be set and which guidelines should be used? What is the foundation we need to build to support decision-making and reduce the risk of cyber-attacks? 

Register your place today to learn about the core steps to building a resilient cyber strategy. 

About the speaker

Andrea is a Director at Deloitte in the Cyber Risk practice, leading the EMEA Cyber Strategy, Transformation & Assessments capability . She has studied Computer Science and started her career as a Java Developer. Her affinity with cyber security stemmed from her technical background combined with developing a risk aware sense.

Today Andrea advises organizations on how to interpret their key business risks and cyber threats to define a security strategy focused on building cyber resilience, preparing in anticipation of the future trends and thus enabling business objectives. As a security strategy is as strong as its implementation, Andrea works with clients on embedding the security strategy and its objectives through organisational design and cyber transformation programmes.

Andrea believes that developing cyber resilient organizations requires a wide range of skills and perspectives. As a Women in Cyber lead at Deloitte Belgium, she focuses on diversity matters and on attracting female talent in the industry.

2. Fixing the IoT Security Fail  

Thursday June 6 2019 

Join Babak Pasdar (Chief Executive Officer, Acreto) in the second edition of this brand new webinar series. 

This webinar will address: 

•    The current IoT security challenge
•    Why current approaches are failing
•    The fix: Ecosystem Security

About the speaker: 

Mr. Babak Pasdar is an ethical hacker and a globally-recognized expert in cyber-security, the cloud, and crypto-currency. He has a reputation for developing innovative approaches and methodologies for the industry’s most complex challenges. Throughout his career, Mr. Pasdar has founded multiple groundbreaking cyber-security firms, developed large-scale infrastructures for some of the most well-known global companies, and identified critical threats to United States national security.

He has innovated two technologies that went on to become new Gartner categories -- Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Firewall-as-a-Service (FaaS). In 2001 his CASB innovation was one of the first cloud security offerings creating a new model for security service delivery. He developed CASB before the term cloud was even coined -- he called it security in the "Grid". In 2009 Mr. Pasdar significantly expanded the capabilities of CASB with Firewall-as-a-Service that is now recognized as the first ever platform to completely eliminate physical on-site security hardware or software with a service utility.

He has been an expert witness to multiple United States Congressional committees -- the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce and Senate Judiciary Committee -- on government surveillance issues. Named one of New York’s Top Ten Startup Founders over 40, he has successfully built and exited two Cyber-Security technology companies to successfully monetize on his innovations. At Acreto, Mr. Pasdar is the visionary and innovator behind the company’s much-anticipated security platform. His drive to spearhead cyber-security innovation for Internet-of-Things and crypto-currency is spurred by the dramatic transformative effect these technologies are having on how the world works and lives.

3. Understanding Insider Threat Detection 

Wednesday June 26 2019

Join Derek Lin (Chief Data Scientist, Exabeam) in the third edition of this brand new webinar series. 

Conventional signature or correlation rules-based approaches do not address insider threats effectively, if at all. Instead, data science or machine learning-centric methods are the only way to identify the threats.  This is true for both on-premise or in the cloud. However, in the current marketing buzz around artificial intelligence, it is easy to get confused in where and when to apply data science.  

This talk frames many of the novel data science applications pertinent to insider threat detection to different categories.  From simpler statistical analysis to more sophisticated machine learning methods, specific use case are illustrated to gain understanding.  Target audience are security practitioners wishing to peer beyond the marketing buzz relating to AI, and data scientists who want to see use case possibilities from data already collected.

The webinar will address the following teaching outcomes: 

•    Understand the insider threat detection use cases that data science applies to 
•    Acquire a sense of how machine learning algorithms work in detecting insider threats
•    Understand a handful of real-life use cases that help bring data science concepts to life

About the speaker: 

Derek Lin is chief data scientist at Exabeam, building data science-driven defence against cyberthreats. His research interests and experiences include anomaly detection, insider threat detection and behaviour analytics. Derek’s prior machine learning works from Pivotal Software include the consultation and building of data science-based solutions for custom security use cases for large enterprises. Before Pivotal Software, Derek was with RSA Security developing analytic systems for risk-based online banking fraud detection, data loss prevention, voice-biometrics security and speech and language processing.

Derek holds numerous patents and publications in the areas of IT operations and security. He graduated with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.