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!
Jonathan Barrett is a consulting analyst at Vectra, where he oversees platform training and communication with customer SOCs.
Before joining Vectra, Jonathan worked in the United States intelligence community as a senior red team operator, cyber incident operator, security analyst, cyber intelligence analyst, and inter-organizational liaison.
Oliver Tavakoli is chief technology officer at Vectra. Oliver is a technologist who has alternated between working for large and small companies throughout his 25-year career – he is clearly doing the latter right now. Prior to joining Vectra, Oliver spent more than seven years at Juniper as chief technical officer for the security business.
Oliver joined Juniper as a result of its acquisition of Funk Software, where he was CTO and better known as developer #1 for Steel-Belted Radius. Prior to joining Funk Software, Oliver co-founded Trilogy Inc. and prior to that, he did stints at Novell, Fluent Machines and IBM.
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.
Kevin Ni is the Lead Data Scientist for San Jose and is responsible for guiding the development of the AI behind Vectra.
Kevin has been with the company for over five years. Prior to joining Vectra, Kevin was a research engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on applying analytics and machine learning to various projects including cybersecurity projects. Kevin received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied applying hierarchical Bayesian techniques sensor network fault detection.
Mark Moog is a data scientist at Vectra, where he is instrumental in the development of the threat detection algorithms that power the Cognito network threat-detection and response platform. Before joining Vectra, Mark received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of North Carolina, where he studied charge transport in organic semiconductors.
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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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