Building a Better Security Posture through Proactive Threat Modeling

Tech Theater 2

Starts: September 21, 2023 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
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Clear steps you can take today to build a foundation quickly:

  • How do you know which threats are most likely to impact your organization?
  • Should your approach be product-centric?
  • Should you focus more on defense processes to block everything?
  • Should you use the Attack Kill Chain?

In our dynamic and interconnected digital landscape, organizations face ever-evolving cybersecurity challenges that can lead to data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damages.

To effectively safeguard their assets and operations, enterprises must include proactive approaches to security.

Threat Modeling is a systematic and structured process that empowers organizations to identify, assess, and mitigate potential security risks and vulnerabilities (several of which are being discussed at this conference).  Unlike reactive or traditional security measures, threat modeling offers a proactive strategy by anticipating threats and weaknesses before they can be exploited by malicious actors.

By attending this presentation, participants will gain insights into a proactive approach to cybersecurity that empowers organizations to identify and mitigate risks before they escalate.


Geoff Hancock

Director of Cybersecurity - Cybalt, a Black Box Company

Geoff Hancock, currently Director of Cybersecurity Consulting with Cybalt – a Black Box Company, has served as VP, CISO across five organizations for the last 20+ years leading CIOs and CISOs through the intricate intersection of business, technology, and cybersecurity. Geoff’s expertise lies in crafting and executing robust enterprise security strategies and programs and cultivating collaborative relationships with executives and staff. Over the last 20 years, he has built or run 36 Security Operations Centers (SOC) for both government and commercial enterprises. He has also advised and co-authored Federal cybersecurity policies, created cyber operations frameworks, and taught CISO programs. Geoff has shared his expertise as an instructor and adjunct professor at George Washington University, US Army Cyber Command, and National Intelligence University as well as at numerous keynote addresses for cybersecurity conferences and exclusive corporate gatherings including RSA, ISC2, and Gartner. In addition, Geoff has served as an advisor to the DHS/ODNI Cybersecurity committees, as a Senior Fellow at George Washington/Auburn Universities' Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and engaged with the Center for Internet Security.