Phoenix Cybersecurity Invited to Speak at IACD Integrated Cyber Fall 2018 Event

Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Experts Will Share Engineering Principles

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sept 27, 2018 – Phoenix Cybersecurity is has been invited to present at the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD) Integrated Cyber Fall 2018 event next week at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. The event provides a forum for collaboration and technical exchange to support the adoption of integrated, automated cyber defenses across the cyber ecosystem.

Phoenix Cybersecurity’s Matt Rodriguez (Cybersecurity Solutions Architect) and Tom Goetz (Senior Cybersecurity Engineer) will present “Engineering Principles for Developing Advanced Cybersecurity Automations” on Wednesday, October 3rd at 2:15 p.m. Their presentation will focus on best practices that they have developed from implementing and managing Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) solutions and applications for our federal government clients. Matt Rodriguez will also be on the “Implementer Insights” panel with four other experts Wednesday morning.

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The two-day event showcases government, industry, critical infrastructure, operations and research perspectives and is hosted by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in collaboration with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The goal of the event is to dramatically change the timeline and effectiveness of cyber defenses via integration, automation, and information sharing.

Matt and Tom’s presentation will explore the challenges of creating security automation and orchestration workflows that are designed to keep up with the rapid pace of cybersecurity and share some of the lessons they have learned over the years. The engineering principles they will discuss include:

  • Establishing Practical Standard Operating Procedures
  • Standardizing Data Collection and Process Outputs
  • Assigning the Most-Qualified Owner to Process Workflows
  • Implementing Single-Pane-of-Glass Curation from Disparate Security Tools
  • Creating a Modular, Templated App Framework
  • Automating and Documenting the Automation Deployment Lifecycle

Brian Kafenbaum, Managing Partner of Phoenix Cybersecurity, commented “As an IACD Integrator, we are excited to share the best practices that Matt and Tom have developed over the years. Our automated apps and architecture allow us to minimize the case management content we gather during the triage process for the large volumes of false positives, but really go deep and thoroughly collect robust data sets from multiple sources for suspicious and confirmed malicious incidents. Delivering this information to security analysts in a curated, single pane of glass allows them to remediate cases quickly and accurately.”

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