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TIPS#9 Fireside chat: Good times, bad times, you know I’ve had my share: resilience in today’s ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape

Kathi Whitbey (Palo Alto Networks), Angie Wilson (Microsoft), Selena Larson (Proofpoint) & Jeannette Jarvis (Cyber Threat Alliance)
Today's threat landscape is dynamic and complex. With the ever-growing sophistication of threats and tactics, the adversary will Not Fade Away any time soon. This last year brought an ever-increasing number of people working from home where bad actors are working in the Undercover of the Night. The growth in ransomware attacks, the ramifications from more advanced social engineering tactics, attacks on cloud infrastructures, and our privacy seemingly gone, we can feel Pretty Beat Up. Couple that with the impact from the overall cybersecurity industry's lack of diversity in thought and practice makes us look at the outlook and Paint it Black. But it is not all doom and gloom.

This panel intends to use the Rolling Stones song titles to help us with a fun and informative dive into today’s threat intelligence, threat landscape and cyber resilience - so that You Win Again.
Kathi Whitbey
Palo Alto Networks

Kathi Whitbey currently serves as the Program Manager for Unit 42 within Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Kathi was an integral part in the process for incorporating the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), to include the initial CTA Platform development efforts for sharing information among member companies. Kathi’s previous roles have included software development management and technical training efforts for various US government organizations. Kathi has also worked for the US Department of State and travelled all over the world educating employees on custom software applications. In her free time, Kathi serves as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Texas Search and Rescue, and was afforded the opportunity to serve in that role supporting the US Navy at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa for 12 months. Kathi has an M.S. degree in information systems.

Angie Wilson

Angie Wilson has been working for 18+ years in the IT security industry, with seven years at The Boeing Company as a security perimeter design specialist and 11 years at Microsoft. She began her Microsoft career in the CSS Security program that worked with large customers to test security updates pre-release. She also managed the lifecycle program for security updates and helping customers with products out of lifecycle support (think Windows XP). She then joined the Cloud and Enterprise Security Engineering team, which became part of Azure Security working in the vulnerability management space. She is currently working in Azure Compute as the Senior Privacy Program Manager ensuring the teams in Compute adhere to privacy policies and GDPR.

Selena Larson

Selena Larson is a senior threat intelligence analyst at Proofpoint on the Threat Research team. She collaborates with fellow researchers to identify and investigate advanced threats and develop actionable threat intelligence. Previously, Selena was a cyber threat analyst for the industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos, and a cybersecurity and privacy journalist.

Jeannette Jarvis
Cyber Threat Alliance

Jeannette is responsible for Cyber Threat Alliance’s partnerships, branding, and communications efforts. Jeannette has worked in cybersecurity for over 25 years, previously holding various senior leadership positions, including Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet and Director of Product Management at McAfee and Intel Security. She also served in leadership roles at Microsoft and Boeing. Jeannette is on the advisory board for Virus Bulletin, an international organization covering the global threat landscape.