Sessions 2017-11-12T23:41:56+00:00

MPOWER at a Glance

MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit will feature a comprehensive agenda packed with sessions covering security issues and their solutions for the business, technical sessions and McAfee product breakouts. Gain, tangible knowledge throughout the summit on main stage and in the afternoon breakout sessions. The main stage sessions and breakout topics will be focusing on six themes running through the summit : Data Protection, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance; Solving Complexity with Collaboration; Emerging and Innovative Trends; Human Factor in Cyber Resiliency; Shifts in the Cybercrime Landscape along with Business and Cyber Risk.

Data Protection, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance

Privacy in an outsourced world, data governance and collecting data are all issues facing enterprises today. Hear best practices and learnings from the experts and other enterprises.

Alec Christie, Partner and Head of Digital Law for Asia Pacific EY – Privacy Law Developments Impacting Asia Pacific – What you need to know

Data privacy and security issues affect every industry. Every business function requires careful attention placed on storing and protecting the privacy of personal information, while maintaining the integrity of company, customer or third party data. In this session Alec will cover some of the regional privacy laws, including the impending Australian changes in February 2018 along with the implications of the ‘GDPR’ European privacy law on the region. With rapidly evolving global and local laws crossing geographical and industry boundaries, Alec will share how to navigate the legal and the practical challenges businesses face, and provide some practical guidance to address these challenges.

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Kate Monckton, Privacy Officer and Head of Security Influence and Privacy Engagement, NBN Co. – Three ways I learnt from collaboration; the benefits of partnerships at every level

People often talk about the benefits of collaboration but what does that actually mean on a practical level? In her presentation, Kate Monckton, nbn’s Head of Security Influence and Privacy Engagement, will share some of the lessons she has learned about the positive and tangible impacts that trusted partnerships with people and groups within and outside of any company can have.

Session Type : Strategic

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Solving Complexity with Collaboration

Security Innovation Alliance Program, security vendors working together, sharing threat intelligence, solution integration are all important to help achieve the ultimate goal in bringing the industry together to make the world a safer place. Hear what experts recommend and what customers and governments are doing to solve this issue.

McAfee Tech Session
The power of DXL through a live Technology Partner Demonstration

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Saeed Hagh, Security Engineer, McAfee – Effective Security Operations through automation and human-machine teaming

Today’s digital enterprises are struggling to cope with limited visibility for timely security incident detection, and a shortage of security expertise for effective incident investigation and response.

Just-in-time security event analysis and incident and response procedures are disruptive, expensive and difficult for security operation centers to manage.

Learn about McAfee’s comprehensive approach to addressing these challenges. McAfee’s approach enables security analysts at all levels to be effective in their incident analysis, detection, investigation and response by teaming them with Advanced Analytic Technologies and in-built expertise.

Session Type : Technical

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Michael Darman, Security Engineer, McAfee – Tactical Threat Intelligence and Closed Loop Response

With many sources of tactical threat intelligence available to organisations, it is critical that meaningful context can be derived to enable effective security decision making. And once a decision has been made, it is equally imperative that the intelligence is actionable – response actions can be invoked either automatically, or through as little manual intervention as possible.

This session will show how McAfee’s security platform is able to not only create locally relevant intelligence, but also consume and derive meaning from third party intelligence sources and enable automated response actions.

Session Type : Technical

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Tony Gigliotti, President, Autonomic Software – Don’t WannaCry? Patch Manager for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Timely patching is the key to blocking successful cyber attacks. Learn why this is true and what respected IT voices have to say on the subject. Understand the importance of automating security updates and how doing so closes the loop on endpoint security. Finally, see how this can all be done inside of ePO.

  • Over 90% of all successful cyber attacks are directly related to Patche available; not installed
  • Deploy Microsoft, custom applications, Java, Adobe, etc without “scripting” or other manual processes
  • Utilize an integrated ePO approach… using the same console, database, and  report structure

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Human Factors in Cyber Resiliency

This important theme will cover advice around awareness, training and education required within organisations.  It will address the ongoing skills shortage, cultural changes required and diversity issues. Hear best practices and examples from the experts around how they are dealing with these issues.

Panel – Women in Security with Michelle Price the COO at Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, Jill Slay, Director Cyber Resilience Initiatives, Australian Computer Society, Sharmila Packiaraja, ICT Cyber Security Manager, Kinetic IT and Host: Chatelle Lynch the Chief Human Resource Officer at McAfee
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Nathan Morelli, Manager, ICT Assurance Department for Education and Child Development
In this session, Nathan will cover how the ICT Assurance team has moved Information Security away from being an ‘IT thing’. During the session, you will hear about practical changes that were made across the agency that have resulted in increases in the maturity of information security and have inbuilt information security into every day agency processes.

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Michelle Mosey, Senior Advisor Cyber Security, National Security College, ANU – The future of the cybersecurity profession: How to find and train the next generation of cyber experts
By 2020 Australia will need to fill 11 000 cyber professional roles. Where do we find the individuals to shift into these roles? And how do we address the gaps within the current cyber workforce? A discussion on three key areas that can be adopted to: identify the attributes of cyber workforce, increase the pool of applicants and better prepare new entrants into cyber roles. Including a case study on how these approaches have been successfully implemented in DHS.

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Craig Davies, CEO, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd – The Evolution of the Australian Cyber Security Network
We’re coming up to the end of the first year for AustCyber. In this session, Craig will cover what they have learnt along the way along some wins and war stories. We have a lot more to do but AustCyber continues to work across all segments to grow our industry. More importantly, hear how AustCyber has identified key Australian talent and how your company can take advantage of the solutions available here, along with “what’s next”.

Session Type : Strategic

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Shifts in the Cybercrime Landscape

This theme will deep dive into the biggest threats in recent time. Phishing, whaling, ransomware, threat actors, fraud, geopolitical are all massive issues that will be discussed.

Dave Marcus, Director Advanced Programs Group’s Intelligence Team – Evolving Adversaries: Behind the veil of the most sophisticated cyber-attacks and how today’s attackers continue to evolve their tactics, techniques and procedures
Join Dave Marcus of the Advanced Programs Group’s Intelligence Team for an in-depth session on how two of today’s advanced adversaries, namely APT10 and Shamoon, are continuing to evolve their tactics, techniques and procedures to improve how they orchestrate attacks. True actionable, insightful intelligence is needed now more than ever before. This session will also provide guidance on how you can defend and respond in today’s complex cyber threat landscape and prepare you to better anticipate and address tomorrow’s attacks.

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Alain Le Moeligou, Security Engineer, McAfee -Next-Gen Endpoint Defense

Endpoint Security is your last line of defense – not only does it need to continuously protect against ever evolving attacks, it needs to detect when defenses are breached and enable rapid recovery and adaptation.

This session will cover how the powerful layers of McAfee ENS 10.5 can protect organizations against today’s threats. We will show examples of how each module plays a role in protecting against different types of attacks. In addition, we will walk through use cases on how ENS version 10.5 can make security analysts proactive hunters.

·       Leverage the power of Real Protect and Dynamic Application Containment

·       Use Active Response to become a hunter and find undiscovered threats

·       How to use Exploit prevention, Firewall, and Web Control effectively

The evolving threat landscape requires enterprise-class Web security that is both agile and provides a comprehensive defense for all users, regardless of location. Come and learn about McAfee’s hybrid web security solution that combines the performance benefits of on-premise and private cloud based appliances with the global coverage of a public cloud web protection service to achieve pervasive protection.

  • Complete Web Protection Requires More than URL Filtering and Signature AV
  • Efficient Security Operations Require Web Security Integration
  • Web Protection Solutions Must Provide Performance and Protection Everywhere


Session Type : Technical

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Kamran Shakil, Security Engineer, McAfee – Defend yourself against Fileless Malware

 While Fileless malware attacks are nothing new, its use is on the rise. It takes advantage of gaps in traditional protection and our trust in what should be trustworthy administration and productivity tools.

This session will provide an overview of the Fileless malware threat, take a deeper look at weaponised Powershell attacks, and arm you with best practices to protect yourself.

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Mark Beaumont, Country Manager, Darktrace – The New Era of Cyber-Threats: Self-Learning Defence and Autonomous Response
With machines fighting machines and increasingly sophisticated human attackers, we are now entering a new era of cyber-threats. The battle is no longer at the perimeter but inside of our organizations, and no security team can keep up with its speed. Cyber-attackers are quickly becoming silent and stealthy, and cyber defense has turned into an arms race.

This new wave of cyber-threats has seen skilled attackers that may lie low for weeks or months. By the time they take definitive steps, their actions blend in with the everyday hum of network activity. These attacks call for a change in the way we protect our most critical assets.

Self-learning and self-defending systems are now being deployed to continually assess business environments. Known as ‘immune system’ defence, this approach is used to uncover threats that have already penetrated the network border, and then automatically fight back. Unlike legacy approaches, which rely on rules or signatures, these technologies work autonomously, enable the security team to focus on high-value tasks, and can counter even fast-moving, automated attackers.

In this session, learn about:

  • The new age of silent, stealthy attacks that lie low in networks for weeks and months
  • Why legacy approaches, like rules and signatures, are proving inadequate on their own
  • How new ‘immune system’ technologies based on advanced mathematics and machine learning are being deployed today
  • Real-world examples of subtle, unknown threats that routinely bypass traditional controls

Session Type : Technical

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Andy Hood, APAC Enterprise Technology Specialist, McAfee – Pervasive Web Protection
The evolving web treat landscape requires enterprise-class web security that is both agile and provides comprehensive for all users, regardless of location. Come and learn about McAfee’s hybrid web solution that combines the performance benefits of on-premise and private cloud based appliances with the global coverage of a public cloud web protection service to achieve pervasive protection.

  • Complete Web Protection Requires More than URL Filtering and Signature AV
  • Efficient Security Operations Require Web Security Integration
  • Web Protection Solutions Must Provide Performance and Protection Everywhere

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Mastering Cyber and Business Risk

From case studies to customer insights and experiences, this theme will explore cybersecurity strategy, cyber insurance, measurement, metrics and third party management.

Paul Hawkins, Security Solutions Architect – APAC, Amazon Web Services – Best Practices for Security at Scale in the Cloud
This session showcases the “best of the best” practices for operating securely at scale on AWS, taken from real customer examples.  It introduces the AWS Security Best Practices whitepaper and covers a range of security recommendations for Identity and Access Management, Logging and Monitoring, Infrastructure Security, and Data Protection.

Attendees will also learn practical examples found in the Center for Internet Security’s CIS AWS Foundation and CIS AWS Three-Tier Web Architecture benchmarks.

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Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific McAfee How to process, focus and prioritise your efforts by taking a risk-based approach
The cyber threat landscape is evolving rapidly and cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated. While organisations would ideally like a large cybersecurity team and budget to protect themselves, most cannot afford to implement all the measures they would like. There needs to be actionable visibility of the threats in play at any point in time, and a logical approach tied to measurable outcomes that drive cybersecurity investment. This session covers the evolution of the threat landscape including the current state of play and where it is headed, the intelligence available to organisations, how to deal with the complexities and skills challenges that most organisations are facing, and the key strategies to help focus on the things that matter most to maximise cyber risk reduction.

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