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Big Data Smackdown on Cybersecurity

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What do modern day cybersecurity attacks look like? This panel will evaluate of the current state and evolution of cybersecurity, and discuss how big data plays a role in understanding where to dig in and monitor for suspicious activity. Attacks are financed by governments and organized crime, combining various attack techniques that skirt traditional tools — come learn how to keep your company off the front page of The New York Times. While this session will highlight hands-on tactics, the panel is intended to stretch the audience and invite them to engage with panelists on concepts that are forward-looking and challenge the mundane.


John Kindervag Principal Analyst, Security & Risk Mgmt Forrester Research

John Kindervag serves Security & Risk Professionals. He is a leading expert on wireless security, network security, security information management, and PCI data security. John is a 25-year veteran of the high-tech world. He holds numerous industry certifications, including CISSP, CEH, QSA, and CCNA. Prior to joining Forrester, John was the senior security architect with security consultancy Vigilar, and he started the security practice for a Cisco Gold VAR, Flair Data Systems, where he was a principal security consultant. He has particular expertise in the areas of wireless security,
intrusion detection and prevention, and voice-over-IP hacking. He has been interviewed and published in numerous publications, including, the Wall Street Journal,, and John has spoken at many security conferences and events,
including RSA, ToorCon, ShmoCon, and InfoSec World.
John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Iowa.

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Mark Seward Dir of Security & Compliance Solutions for Splunk

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