This complimentary one-day event is your opportunity to engage with peers near you using the Cognito platform. Share best practices and learn more about how the Cognito platform can improve your detection and response to hidden threats. Meet our data scientists, consulting analysts, and security researchers to learn more about how the Cognito platform works. This event will include practical examples and interactive discussions covering threat investigations and responses to active attacks. You’ll learn how the platform continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of security analysts and threat hunters in sophisticated and dynamic environments.
Attendees are able to earn 5 CPE credits.
The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
Welcome keynote - What the Titanic teaches about cybersecurity
Stealthy attackers wreaking havoc while threat hunters search in vain trying to stop them. Plot of a cyber thriller? No, this was the daily reality of anti-submarine warfare in World War I. Explore what history – and, yes, even the Titanic – can teach us about successful threat hunting in today's modern security operations.
You can keep the d20s at home, but table-topping is a great way to train and develop processes. Using a real-world attack to guide us, we'll work together as a blue team to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Powering the Hunt
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how user community feedback has driven the transformation of Cognito from a pure AI detection product to a complete threat hunting and incident investigation platform, as well as a glimpse into future innovations that will continue shifting the balance of power to the hunters.
It is natural to compare your security operations with a peer’s. How to operationalize threat investigations? How to investigate incidents? How to hunt for threats? Where are security operations today and where do they need to go? How is the role of the SIEM evolving with the use of SOAR? Is building a security operations center essential?
Let's talk Data Science
Explore the evolution and future of data science. Learn about the problems solved by unsupervised, supervised and reinforcement learning. Understand the advantages and disadvantage of certain algorithms, and what to expect in the next few years.
We will announce more speakers very soon, stay tuned!
Matthew Silver is an experienced data scientist with a background in computational neuroscience, emphasizing recurrent deep neural networks, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analysis.
At Vectra, he applies unsupervised and supervised ML techniques to push the boundaries of AI and anomaly detection in network security to catch advanced cyberattackers the moment they arrive.
Jacob Sendowski is a senior product manager at Vectra networks where he is responsible for detections and algorithms. He partners with the security research, data science, and UX teams to productize new detections and optimize the way our customers interact with existing detections.
Prior to joining Vectra Jacob worked at Intel, where he was product manager for virtual datacenter security software, an associate investor at Intel Capital, and a researcher in silicon photonics. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology where his research was in photonics and semiconductor lasers.
Kevin Kennedy is vice president of product management at Vectra. Before Vectra, he was vice president of product management at Agari Data, which builds data-driven security solutions that eliminate email as a channel for cyberattacks. Prior to Agari, Kevin was senior director of security product management at Juniper, where he spearheaded the company’s continued innovation in data center security. Kevin was also director of product management at Cisco IronPort Systems, where he led the highest-growth business in the Cisco security portfolio, growing bookings by 400 percent in three years. Kevin earned his BSE in computer engineering at the University of Michigan.
Matt Pieklik is a consulting analyst at Vectra working with customer SOCs to analyze threat detections, along with integration and optimization of their Cognito deployments. Prior to Vectra Matt worked in multiple security and networking roles with various vendors and enterprises for the previous 20 years.
Colin Jermain is a senior Data Scientist at Vectra, where he works on AI-base automation to help customers manage their detections. He is also involved in new algorithm development, using machine learning to identify attacker behavior.
Before joining Vectra, Colin worked at an early-stage startup developing machine learning products from the ground up. He has a PhD in experimental Physics from Cornell University, and has worked as a freelance web developer for over a decade.
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Hunt Club events are exclusively available to those in technical practitioner roles from Vectra customers, organizations performing proof-of-concept evaluations of Vectra Cognito solutions, and authorized Vectra channel partners.
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