Archived Webinar: How Prairie Dogs Improve Incident Response 


Thursday, 6 April 2017
1 pm (EDT) / 12 pm (CDT) / 10 am (PDT) / 17:00 (UTC)
60 minutes

The average time to find and respond to a breach has improved drastically. But, really, 147 days is still 147 days too long. In this presentation, we will explore how to harness the common detection techniques used by Prairie Dogs (yes, Prairie Dogs) and lessons we can learn from them in the domain of cyber security. Then we will review cases of real phishing emails that bypassed silver-bullet, next-generation technologies to be recognized, reported and responded to quickly and successfully by conditioned humans, thus saving their organizations from being victims of ransomware and data theft.

Rohyt Belani,Co-Founder & CEO,

Rohyt Belani is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in technical and senior management roles at leading cyber security companies. Prior to founding PhishMe, Rohyt served as the CEO of Intrepidus Group (acquired by NCC Group PLC), Managing Director at Mandiant (acquired by FireEye, Inc.) and Principal Consultant at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee). He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and is a regular speaker at various industry conferences including Black Hat, RSA, and OWASP, and has been featured by media such as BBC, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal.

Joe Burkard,
Chief Information Security Officer and Director
IT Security, Sidley Austin LLP,

Joe leads the development and execution of security governance and best practices. He is responsible for security control design, risk assessment, IT audit interaction, and compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements. Joe has more than 20 years of experience as a technology risk consultant, IT auditor and information security practitioner. Prior to joining Sidley in 2016, Joe spent 10 years as the CISO and Global Director, IT Security at Baxter International Inc., a Fortune 200 Healthcare Company. Joe was included in Exec Rank’s Top Security Executive Rankings in 2013 and recognized as a Top Ten CISO Breakaway Leader in 2014. Joe has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Todd Fitzgerald,
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Information Security and Technology Risk
Northern Trust,

Todd is SVP and Chief Administrative Officer – Information Security and Technology Risk, Northern Trust.

He led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs for 19 years, was named 2016 Chicago CISO of the Year by AITP, ISSA, ISACA, Infragard and SIM, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive and authored 3 books-Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard, CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success (ISC2) and E-C Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer Body of Knowledge. Prior senior leadership includes Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (now Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield-National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health, and American Airlines. Todd earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Master Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.