2017 Program Information
Join us for high-impact sessions uniquely built around a multitude of cyber tracks. CSX sessions provide unique opportunities to learn from top experts in the field. Each track is offered in 2 levels of complexity: Essential and Advanced. At CSX 2017 North America you will find an unparalleled degree of customization for your conference education experience.
What is CSX North America?
The CSX North America Conference is one of ISACA’s primary annual events focused on cyber security, current cyber threats, and security. The event centers on cyber security leaders providing attendees with sessions focused on cyber security training, tools, and tactics.
2-Day Workshops; Pre-Conference (14 CPE)
Saturday, 30 September | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, 1 October | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
1-Day Workshop; Pre-Conference (7 CPE)
Sunday, 1 October | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION SESSIONS
Monday, 2 October | 5:30PM – 6:00PM
Tuesday, 3 October | 5:30PM – 6:00PM
As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!
CSX 2016 North America Program
CSX 2016 North America Conference Report
Just announced! CSX 2017 North America closing keynote Dr. Mary Aiken!
2017 Closing Keynote Address
Dr. Mary Aiken
CyberPsychologist, Author, Speaker
Dr. Mary Aiken is an expert in cyber behavioral analysis and is involved in many cutting-edge research areas including organized cybercrime, virtual behavioral profiling, human trafficking & technology, cyberchondria, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, cyber ethics, child welfare in cyberspace, and cyber security.
Mary is the Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, Fellow at the Network Science Research Center (NSRC), she is a lecturer in Criminology, Research Fellow at the School of Law Middlesex University, holds a Fellowship in Information Technology, and is a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics.
She has worked at an international board level in industry specializing in consumer behavioral profiling, innovation and future thinking. She is a visionary speaker regarding the impact of technology on human behavior and has published and spoken internationally on the subject. A published, peer-reviewed author, Mary has been featured by CBS.com [the CBS show CSI: Cyber is inspired by her work], The New York Post, Newsweek, NPR, Inside Edition, Scientific American, Variety, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Time Magazine, Quartz and the Big Think.
1-Day CISO Forum
Monday, 2 October 2017 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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2017 Keynote Speakers
Introducing CSX 2017 North America keynote speaker Jared Cohen!
2017 Opening Keynote Address
Founder of Google Ideas; Chief Advisor to Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt; CEO of Jigsaw
Named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” Cohen has spent his entire career using technology to tackle difficult global challenges.
His work toward creating an innovative future through the positive use of technology aligns perfectly with work the CSX Cybersecurity Nexus community provides.
The founder and director of Google Ideas, Jared is now the CEO of Google Ideas’ successor, Jigsaw - the influential technology incubator for Alphabet.
His unique perspective also includes experience gained advising two U.S. Secretaries of State and in having traveled to more than 110 countries during his tenure, including North Korea and Iran – following studies at Stanford and then Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
His view of the cybersecurity industry from one of the most influential centers of technology and how this technology is changing the world enables him to “look around the corner” and share his perspective with CSX attendees on the next big technological innovations and their implications.
The ISACA bookstore will have copies of Mr. Cohen’s New York Times bestselling book The New Digital Age, co-authored with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt available for purchase during a meet & greet following his opening presentation.
Announcing Google/Jigsaw’s Internet Justice League and their AI-Powered War on Trolls and On-line Bullying:
2017 Tuesday Morning Keynote Address
Controversial Hacker, Former de Facto head of Anonymous, Co-founder of LulzSec
Hector X. Monsegur’s story is complicated.
Growing up in the projects on the Lower East Side of New York in a family trapped in a world of poverty and drugs, his mother left him when he was a child. This led to a closer relationship with the rest of his family and the eventual adoption of his two young nieces when he was only 25 yrs. old.
Trying to find a better life for himself and his nieces, Monsegur found that his computer skills could empower him far above these socioeconomic barriers and his 9th grade education – but also led him into the dark world of hacking.
Known by his online alias “Sabu”, Hector became one of the most effective operatives and a brash voice behind the Anonymous/LulzSec (combining “laughing at your security”) hacker collective.
Hector was instrumental in steering cyber-attacks on targets including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Sony and the U.S. Senate. In 2011 he infiltrated the Tunisian government's Web site in support of protesters at the height of the Arab Spring and ruled the “hacktivist” scene by breaching other targets almost daily – from Nintendo, to Rupert Murdock’s News Corp, other Middle Eastern governments and the very security firms supposedly protecting against hackers like him. Later that year, after hacking into an FBI affiliate he was apprehended and became an important government informant.
Hector cooperated with the FBI, providing intelligence on vulnerabilities to prevent future hacks as Anonymous rampaged through hundreds of other targets.
“By allowing the government to log his actions as he engaged in hacking activities with his former peers. The FBI reports Hector has helped them prevent more than 300 cyber-attacks in systems controlled by the military and NASA.” - Charlie Rose
Monsegur has now exchanged his hacker “black-hat” for a “white-hat” and now uses his skills to penetrate networks of major retailers, credit card companies and dozens of other companies to find vulnerabilities.
“I’m not ex-LulzSec, I’m not ex-FBI, I’m a security researcher,” says Monsegur. “Sabu was a character. That man doesn’t exist anymore. The person now in front of you is all about legit business, taking care of his family and paying bills.”
Hector will speak Tuesday morning about the importance of understanding your enemy to overcome threats and create competitive advantages for yourself and your organization.