Security 2020

Raleigh/Durham, NC

Raleigh/Durham, NC

Will we have 20/20 security vision in 2020? Unfortunately, that is not likely. Security--both physical and cyber--is getting harder, and we can only expect things to get worse as time goes on. What is posing the highest threat now, and what should data center managers be prepared for in the next few years? Leaders Lab participants will collaborate to develop a high-level security priority list, as well as a protocol for what to do if a security breach does occur.

Whitepaper: Best Practices for a Data Center Security Breach Response

Lab Advisors and Featured Speakers

Devon Ackerman

Devon Ackerman, Senior Director, Cyber Security and Investigations Practice, Kroll

Devon Ackerman is a Senior Director with Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice, based in Secaucus. Devon is an authority on digital forensics and has extensive experience in the investigation and remediation of cyber-related threats and incidents from his years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as in the private sector.

Devon joined Kroll from the FBI, where he was a Supervisory Special Agent and Senior Digital Sciences Forensics Examiner in the Digital Evidence Field Operations Unit. In this role, he had responsibility for oversight and coordination of all FBI Digital Forensics-related field operations across the United States, spanning a variety of matters such as domestic terrorism, mass shootings, critical incident response events, and large-scale electronic evidence collections. In addition, Devon has provided expert witness testimony in federal and state courts.

During this time, Devon developed a number of widely used forensic tools. He was also the course material revision architect and co-author of approximately 80 hours of instructional material for the FBI’s CART Tech Certification program and Digital Evidence Extraction Technician (DExT) training curriculums. In addition to presenting on technical topics to colleagues and trainees at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Devon has spoken at numerous industry and educational conferences. He began his career with the FBI in 2008, where he co-founded the FBI’s first North Carolina Cyber Security and Intrusion Working Group (eShield).

Before joining the FBI, Devon owned and operated his own technical services firm for six years, specializing in managing the technology needs of corporate clients, to include desktop, laptop, and server IT solutions.

Jeff Macko

Jeff Macko, Senior Managing Consultant, Cyber Security and Investigations Practice, Kroll

Jeff Macko is a Senior Managing Consultant with Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice, based in the Secaucus office. Jeff is an accomplished manager and practitioner, with over 25 years of experience in information technology and security. He has designed, implemented, managed, and secured information systems and networks for a wide variety of industries, with substantial experience in financial services, biotechnology, software development, and e-commerce. Jeff also has significant expertise in identifying risks for systems and networks running in virtualized and cloud-based environments. Jeff partners with Kroll’s clients to identify risks to their information security programs and provides remediation guidance through risk assessments, technical controls reviews, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, code review, and social engineering exercises.

Prior to joining Kroll in 2016, Jeff led complex, often ground-breaking information technology initiatives for B2B and consumer companies that included SlickEdit Inc., AssetMark Investment Services, Inc.,, LXR Biotechnology Inc., and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. In addition to enhancing the customer experience at each organization, Jeff’s efforts universally strengthened network reliability and security, delivered significant efficiencies, lowered costs, and supported operational improvements.

Jeff regularly demonstrates his highly advanced skills at computer security competitions. He has won top prizes on numerous occasions, including first place in the DerbyCon 2014 Capture the Flag (CTF) event, and third place in the CarolinaCon 2017 and DerbyCon 2012 CTF events. He was also the highest ranked solo participant at DerbyCon 2015.

Live Meeting Details

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham / Research Triangle Park, 4620 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC.
Meeting Room: Davis Room
Sleeping Room Reservations: $139/night. Call Aleisha Dixon at 919-313-5161 and mention the "AFCOM LEADERS LAB" group.



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