Incident Response & Forensics


Education Level: Intermediate

5318 - Ignorance: What Does that Event Really Mean?

Tuesday, September 26
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the worlds of incident response and forensics, we live in the analysis of data. But are our conclusions following a scientific process or just a gut feeling? This talk will explore various cases where gut feeling wasn't the best way to analyze a security event and the consequences that came from an improper analysis. We'll also explore possible methods that put ego aside and look for the right answers. Critical thinking and scientific processes will be looked at in depth, as well as ways ways to show organizations that ignorance is not such a bad thing.

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Kristy Westphal

Senior Manager
Charles Schwab

Kristy Westphal, versatile information technology professional of 24 years with specific experience in providing advisory and management services in the area of information security and risk, is currently employed as the senior manager of security tools at Charles Schwab. She has previously worked as Director, Risk and Assurance with Vantiv and Director, Security Operations for T-Systems North America. Her experience in the information fecurity field has led to earning the CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPP/US, CCSP and CRISC. Specializing in leadership and program development, her security expertise includes: process analysis, risk assessments, security awareness programs, operating system security, network security, incident handling, vulnerability analysis and policy development.


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