Learn, connect, and be inspired at Google Cloud Security Summit 2022 [plus how to stream it live]

If you are curious about what the future of security operations is bringing in terms of threats, regulations and, most of all, opportunity, next week’s Google Cloud Security Summit (register here) should be circled in pen on your calendar.

This half-day, high-energy digital event, happening live Tuesday afternoon ET, will allow attendees to connect with Google Cloud product experts, admired leaders, and customers on the frontlines; explore the latest Google Cloud solutions (and be the first to know what is coming); and discover how these capabilities can uniquely help you transform your security operations.

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The agenda is divided into four tracks, symbolizing the quartet of primary challenges that Google Cloud security products are helping to solve four:

  1. Extending a zero-trust architecture across your network
  2. Securing the software supply chain
  3. Detecting and responding to ransomware and other emerging threats
  4. Committing to cloud governance and digital sovereignty 

The two signature sessions happen at the top of the agenda:

Charting a safer future with Google Cloud (12 to 12:25 PM ET)

The opening keynote, led by Sunil Potti, the General Manager and Vice President of Cloud Security at Google Cloud, will set the stage for the event.  Potti will be joined by U.S. National Cyber Director Chris Inglis and Jonathan Meadows, head of cloud cyber security engineering at Citibank.

Demo: Modern threat detection, investigation, and response with Google Cloud’s SecOps suite (12:25 PM ET to 12:45 PM ET)

A true security operations platform has to decode the detection, investigation and response needs of a SOC team, something critically important at a time when the numbers of alerts and false positives are unsustainable and the amount of available skills and talent remains depressed. This beautifully presented demo will bring to life how a SOC team can improve productivity and address modern threats with a cloud-native platform that contains both SOAR and SIEM capabilities.

After those two talks, attendees can enter one of the four (above-listed) session tracks. The one most relevant to SecOps professionals is likely the “Ransomware and Emerging Threats” track, where you can absorb the latest trends, best practices and real-life use cases dedicated to detection and response, as told by Google Cloud experts and customers. Here are the sessions populating that track:

1. A holistic defense strategy for modern ransomware attacks

Featured Speaker:

Adrian Corona, Head of Security Solutions GTM, Google Cloud

Making your organization resilient against modern ransomware attacks requires holistic detection, protection, and response capabilities. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how you can apply a cyber resilience framework, and products from Google Cloud and partners, to help thwart threats and combat ransomware attacks.

2. Taking an autonomic approach to security operations

Featured Speakers: 

Anton Chuvakin, Head of Security Solution Strategy, Google Cloud

Iman Ghanizada, Head of Autonomic Security Operations, Google Cloud

Security operations centers are constantly pressed for time. Analysts seldom have the luxury to “clear the board” of active attacks and, as a result, can often feel overwhelmed. In this talk, we’ll show you how you can turn the tide and leverage Chronicle and Siemplify to prioritize and automate your SecOps, giving analysts valuable time back to focus on the threats that matter.

3. Insight and perspective from the Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report 

Featured Speakers:

Joshua Haslett, Strategic Technology Partnership Manager, Google Cloud

Josh Zelonis, Field CTO and Evangelist, Palo Alto Networks

Ransomware groups turned up the pressure on their victims in 2021, demanding higher ransoms and using new tactics to force them into paying.In fact, the average ransomware demand in cases handled by Unit 42 in 2021 climbed 144% since 2020. At the same time, there was an 85% increase in the number of victims who had their names and other details posted publicly on dark web “leak sites'' that ransomware groups use to coerce their targets. As the ransomware landscape continues to evolve, and threat actors leverage new creative techniques to cripple business operations, what can your organization do to prepare and stay ahead of threats? Join us for this presentation as we discuss the key findings in our 2022 Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report. 

4. Cloud-native risk management and threat detection with Security Command Center

Featured Speakers:

Thomas Meriadec, Head of Cloud Platforms Security & Compliance, Veolia

Tim Wingerter, Product Manager, Google Cloud

As organizations move to the cloud, continuous monitoring of the environment for risk posture and threats is critical. In this session, learn how Security Command Center Premium provides risk management and threat detection capabilities to help you manage and improve your cloud security and risk posture. Join us to hear about Veolia’s experience with Security Command Center Premium.

5. Securing web applications and APIs anywhere

Featured Speakers:

Shelly Hershkovitz, Product Manager, Apigee API Security, Google Cloud

Gregory Lebovitz, Product Management, Cloud Network Security, Google Cloud

Application attack vectors are increasing rapidly, and many organizations seek to  protect against the different types of application and API attacks. Join this session to learn how Google Cloud can help protect and secure applications and APIs from fraud, abuse, and attacks – such as DDoS, API abuse, bot fraud, and more – using our Web App and API Protection (WAAP) offering.

Maximizing your detection & response capabilities

Featured Speakers:

Magali Bohn, Director, Partnerships and Channels GSEC, Google Cloud

Brett Perry, CISO, Dot Foods

Jason Sloderbeck, Vice President, Worldwide Channels, CYDERES

Join Google Cloud, Cyderes (Cyber Defense and Response), and Dot Foods as we discuss best practices and real-world use cases that enable a company to detect threats and respond to incidents in real-time. Learn their autonomic security operations journey and how they’ve scaled a robust, cost-efficient program to accelerate their digital transformation and overall growth. 

In addition to these sessions, there will be on-demand videos and demos published on May 17 that you can watch at your convenience by visiting the Security Summit page. If you are in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa please visit the EMEA page to view summit events in your time zone and captions in your local language. We can’t wait for you to join us and learn all things security operations at Google Cloud Security Summit!

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