We are delighted to confirm that cybersecurity leader, Shane Hasert will speak at PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago, this month.

Taking place April 16 and 17 at Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop, PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago provides a platform for organizations to address the cumulative nature of risk.

PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago’s comprehensive agenda is led by subject matter experts, business chiefs and industry leaders, giving attendees a deep-dive into challenges and solutions on the rapidly evolving GRC landscape.

Event speaker, Shane Hasert, is Director, Threat Analysis and Cyber Security Standards, at ProcessUnity. Shane leads an impressive 33-year career as a cybersecurity professional, with 17 years dedicated specifically to third-party risk management and auditing.

Shane will be attending PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago to discuss how organizations can optimize zero-day vulnerability attack responses, and get on top of emergency assessments.

Learn more about Shane and his discussion topic in the exclusive Q&A below:

Could you outline your career so far?

I am an Air Force veteran and former intelligence asset and realized, upon separating from that career field, that the only transferrable skill was IT security and auditing. I now have 35 years of experience as a cybersecurity practitioner, and 18 of those years are dedicated specifically to third-party risk management and auditing.

I have held positions leading security and third-party risk management programs for several global consulting and security services firms supporting numerous industries including financial services, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, mortgage insurance, and gaming/casinos.

What are the main elements that should underpin organisational preparation for zero-day vulnerability attacks?

At PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago, we’ll be looking at two key concepts: 

1. Being proactive, rather than reactive – think ‘active threat response’ and how to put this in place to prepare for the worst.

2. Kill chains - based on the Mitre Att&ck framework – what are they and how can they help in an emerging situation.

What are the primary challenges that organisations face as they bid to optimise effective response plans?

As cyber vulnerabilities continue to increase in the current threat landscape, it can be argued that it is not a question of ‘if’ but it is a question of ‘when’ an organization will become an attacker’s target.

The most important aspect of a response plan is dual-faceted: have a plan and test and adjust the plan to ensure it is appropriate for your organization and the assets you manage and protect, including people, technology, and data.

Don’t miss Shane Hasert exploring these issues to depth in the PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago session: Best Practices for Zero-Day Vulnerability Attack Responses & Emergency Assessments.

It’s not getting any easier. Every time we turn around there seems to be another attack or threat that demands our attention. While each event is unique, they all result in third-party risk management teams scrambling to ensure their organizations are protected. Rapid responses and emergency assessments can be knee-jerk, stressful and distracting. It doesn’t have to be that way. 

Join us for a discussion on the best practices to responding to zero-day vulnerability attacks and conducting emergency assessments. We’ll outline what’s required to prepare in advance so you’re ready to execute when the time comes.

From establishing solid communication channels to leveraging automation, we’ll cover the necessary steps and considerations for an effective response plan.

Session attendees will learn:

  • What you can do to prepare in advance in order to reduce reaction time and maximize quality
  • How to quickly identify which third parties should be assessed based on the specific threat or event
  • How to create “campaigns” to immediately scope, assess and score responses


Best Practices for Zero-Day Vulnerability Attack Responses & Emergency Assessments Time

Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm CST

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024

The session sits within a packed agenda of insight and guidance at PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago taking place April 16 and 17, 2024.

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GRC, Data Protection, Security and Privacy professionals face ongoing challenges to help mitigate risk, comply with regulations, and help achieve their business objectives - they must…

  • Continually adopt new technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Build a culture of compliance and risk awareness throughout the organisation.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders and keep them informed of GRC activities.

PrivSec & GRC Connect Chicago takes you to the edge of the debate, uniting the most influential GRC, Data Protection, Privacy and Security professionals, to present, debate, learn and exchange ideas.

This dynamic and content-rich experience takes place over April 16-17 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop.

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