Bil Harmer


Change is Simply an Act of Survival - How can we predict the future when we're shackled to the past?

This presentation will review the history and development of the corporate network, it's interaction with the Internet and how the adoption of SaaS and PaaS base solutions have rendered the network irrelevant from a security perspective. We will explore recent developments in malware, trends in targets and attack methodologies using case studies and how threat actors have adopted a more businesslike approach to creation, distribution, and management of their attack campaigns. Finally we will then consider one possible future and explore how laying the ground work now will provide a more secure base to work from while improving usability, reigning in costs.


Bil Harmer Bio

Bil has been in Information Technology for 30 + years. He has been at the forefront of the Internet since 1995 and his work in security began in 1998. He has led security for startups, Government and well established Financial Institutions. In 2007 he pioneered the use of the SAS70 coupled with ISO to create a trusted security audit methodology used by the SaaS industry until the introduction of the SOC2. He has presented on Security and Privacy in Canada, Europe and the US at conferences such as RSA, ISSA, GrrCon and the Cloud Security Alliance. He has been interviewed by and has written for various publications such as Dark Reading, Data Informed, SecureWorld and Security Intelligence. His vision and technical abilities have been used on advisory boards for Adallom, Trust Science, ShieldX, Resolve and Integris. He has served as Chief Security Office for GoodData, VP Security & Global Privacy Officer for the Cloud Division of SAP and now serves as a Strategist for Zscaler where he runs the Office of the CISO for the Americas. Bil is CISSP, CISM and CIPP certified.

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