Ciena®’s video How to Hack a Fiber in Minutes and How You Can Secure It, illustrates just how easy it is to extract data from a fiber optic network illegally. The risk to network infrastructure is further impacted by the surge in ransomware attacks – malware that spreads through networks and blocks data access through encryption until its released with a digital key – which have increased in cost by 266% since 2016. Approximately 2,673 ransomware complaints totaling $2.4 million in financial losses were recorded by the FBI in 2016, according to the FBI’s annual Internet Crime Report.
Join TAG Infrastructure on Friday, September 22 at 300 Galleria Parkway from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., as we explore today’s network security challenges and solutions when we present: Network Security on the Edge, featuring cyber security experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ciena, Mandiant and Radware.
Chad R. Hunt is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) with the FBI Atlanta Field Office, where he leads a team of Agents and Analysts who conduct investigations in support of the FBI Cyber Division’s mission to identify, pursue and defeat cyber adversaries. Along with his other duties, SSA Hunt was a member of the FBI’s Cyber Action Team (CAT), which is a rapid-response, globally deployable unit that brings in-depth cyber intrusion expertise and investigative skills to major cases of national importance. The FBI is in charge of national security matters including terrorism and espionage, cybercrimes and intrusions.
Jim Westdorp, Senior Advisor, Solutions Product Line Management – Government & Utilities at Ciena is in charge of guiding Ciena’s product and solutions approaches for Ciena’s government and utilities businesses. Mr. Westdorp has 30 years of leadership experience in both product line management and product development with a specialty in optical, digital and radio frequency communications systems. Ciena is a network strategy and technology company that develops and applies technologies across packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to drive openness, virtualization and collaboration for customers worldwide.
Russell Teague, Vice President at Mandiant Global Consulting Services and Executive Director Global Strategic Services US Central and Latin America, applies two decades of Information Security and Cyber Risk management experience to his role as Vice President at Mandiant Global Consulting Services, where he covers Incident Response Investigations, Analysis Services, Proactive and Enterprise Cyber Security Transformational Services. Mandiant, a FireEye company, is a leader in helping organizations respond to and proactively protect against advanced cyber security threats.
Ron Winward, Security Evangelist for Radware, brings nearly 20 years of experience in the Internet Service Provider space, most recently as Director of Network Engineering for a global infrastructure and colocation provider. With expertise in network architectures and DDoS mitigation, Mr. Winward has helped design solutions for carriers, enterprises, and cybersecurity service providers around the world. Radware is a global leader of application delivery and cyber security solutions for virtual, cloud and software defined data centers.
The Infrastructure Society’s mission is to expose the rich infrastructure in Georgia enabling our state to lead in many areas of technology. Transportation, Power, Water, Data Centers and Fiber infrastructure, along with the services which are enabled by these resources, make Georgia the logical choice for the next high-tech industry destination. The Infrastructure society was created to support TAG’s mission, which is to educate, promote and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The $20 registration fee includes lunch. Seating is limited.