BABC Awards Sponsor Exclusive Cyber Security Breakfast
The British-American Business Council is pleased to offer, as a thank you to the sponsors of our business awards, this exclusive event. Our panelists from the awards luncheon the previous day will be doing a more in depth briefing and offering solutions to the challenges they will be presenting at the luncheon.
7:30 am Check-in and networking breakfast
8:00 am Welcome and briefings
9:30 am Finish
Developing ‘preparedness’ and resilience with the Cyber War Game.
Optimal Risk will be presenting a case study of a 48 hour ‘war game’. Cyber war games examine how appropriate, complete, and effective company response & contingency plans are by staging a serious of controlled technical attacks to mimic the methods of advanced attackers.
By escalating the ‘war’ the aim is to identify the factors and conditions under which resilience fails. In doing so a core goal is to elevate knowledge, awareness, understanding, and the ability to respond to a complex attack. Beyond developing the requisite knowledge, managing a crisis requires very effective processes configured appropriately and adaptable to changing circumstances. The War Game not only tests whether the plans are fit for purpose, but also tests the effectiveness of process and procedure, and to examine the organization and management of those processes.
NSS Labs and Optimal Risk
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Brian Birkvald (MCP, CISM, CRISC) is Vice President of Business Development, responsible for NSS’ strategic partnerships. With over 24 years in the security industry, Birkvald has long been a leader in the creation of partnerships and information-sharing initiatives among technology vendors, major associations, and security professional organizations, including high-profile organizations such as NATO, Europol, NIST, FIRST, ISF, CERT, ISAC, ISSA, the Danish ICT and electronics federation for it, telecommunications, electronics and communication enterprises (DI/ITEK), ENISA, and various states Intelligence Services. Previously, Birkvald was at Secunia where he served as Security Partner Director. Prior to this role, he held strategic positions with leading companies such as Novo Nordisk and IBM.
During Birkvald’s 16 years with the Danish military, he served as a supervisory special Security Consultant of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) NATO, Computer Forensic Lab, Computer Crime and Information Warfare Division ACE COMPUSEC. Birkvald has also served as a member of an expert group working with the Danish Board of Technology to create the “IT-Security Beyond Borders” recommendations to the Danish government and the European Union (EU), and in early 2013, he was appointed to the European Multi-Stakeholders Platform on ICT Standardization, an advisory expert group to the EU Commission.
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Dan Solomon heads the Cyber Risk and Security Services division at Optimal Risk and is a leading proponent of a converged approach to security risk. He is an industrial espionage specialist and a practitioner of FAIR, and is a prominent advocate of red teaming and cyber war games. He served as Director of the Homeland Security Program at The Atlantic Council and has published & spoken around the world on Intelligence Analysis & National Security, Cyber Security, Critical National Infrastructure Protection.