Both public sector and commercial networks alike are under increasing threat from ideological groups, which commit attacks to gain notoriety and embarrass their victims; criminal syndicates, which steal monetizable assets such as credit card numbers; and national governments, which attack networks in order to gain advantage over potential adversaries and transfer commercial trade secrets to favored local industries. It is little wonder that CIOs include security as one of their Top 10 priorities.
Microsoft has a view of attackers that is unparalleled. Since we are both a product and online service company with widespread global reach, we’re able to bring what we learn to our customers. Come and hear Nate Morin, Chief Technology Officer for the Microsoft Services’ CyberSecurity practice, and Pat Arnold, GM of CyberSecurity, discuss industry-specific trends in CyberSecurity and how to improve your security posture and mitigate attacks utilizing Microsoft Services’ solutions and our team of experts.
Speaker:Nate Morin, Chief Technology Officer for the Microsoft Services’ CyberSecurity practice – Microsoft Corporation
Nate Morin is the Chief Technology Officer for the Microsoft Services’ CyberSecurity practice, where he advises some of Microsoft’s largest customers on how best to secure their most critical IT systems and information as well as representing Microsoft at government and industry conferences and associations. The CyberSecurity team leverages technical solutions and services often developed to defend Microsoft’s own networks, which are some of the most attacked in the world. Before that, he was Microsoft’s US Air Force Account Team Technology Strategist, where he assisted the account team in ensuring Microsoft best met the technical needs of the US Air Force. Prior to supporting the US Air Force, Nate had similar roles with the US Army Account and in Microsoft Federal.
Before joining Microsoft in October 2007, Nate worked as a Program Director for a number of Global Defense Industry System Integrators where he specialized in managing US Department of Defense and Intel community contracts in the Computer, Network and Information Security areas. Prior to joining industry he served as a Signal Officer in the US Army and was assigned to support various organizations in the United States Army – European Command.
Nate is a graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, RI and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. He is also a distinguished military graduate from the US Army ROTC program having received his commission while studying at Bryant. Nate also holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Assurance from Capitol College in Laurel, MD. In addition to his university degrees, he also holds various technical certifications from ISC2, SANS and Microsoft.
Speaker:Patrick Arnold, CyberSecurity General Manager, Microsoft Services – Microsoft Corporation
Mr. Arnold is a twenty-two year employee of Microsoft, and he has held a number of engineering and management roles throughout his cyber, INFOSEC, and engineering career. Prior to Microsoft he was with Unisys Government Systems and Sperry Defense Systems in a number of systems engineering roles in the development of mission critical hardware and software systems. He is the General Manager responsible for the Microsoft cybersecurity mission within Microsoft Services. In this role he leads a team of cyber security professionals who possess a deep understanding of the vast cyber threat; his team of security professionals have decades of collective expertise and experience in the protection, containment, detection, response and recovery of complex government and commercial industry ICT systems. The team also consists of malware researchers and software developers who are able to develop specialized tools to assist in investigative, forensics, and remediation efforts. Prior to his role Cyber Security General Manager role, Mr. Arnold was the Chief Technical Officer in Trustworthy Computing (TwC). Based in Washington DC, his responsibilities included providing technology and policy thought leadership on the core TwC tenants of security, privacy, reliability and business practices to senior USG officials including senior government officials from other nations. Mr. Arnold provided security subject matter expertise in key relationships with USG officials in OMB, OSTP, NSC, DHS, NSA, DOD, Commerce, and NIST, and he worked closely with the national security community as a trusted advisor on emerging technical and policy issues. He worked closely with the TwC teams responsible for Common Criteria and the advancement of software assurance reform as well as the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and supply chain interests of the company. Mr. Arnold has worked on key cyber incidents including Stuxnet and many others before it.