Sean is Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer for Asia Pacific at Palo Alto Networks where he works on the development of thought leadership, threat intelligence and security best practices for the cyber security community and business executives. He acts as a trusted advisor to organisations across the region and help them improve their security postures which align with business initiatives.
With more than 18 years of experience in the IT security industry, he acts as a trusted advisor to organisations across the region and helping them improve their security postures and align security strategically with business initiatives.
Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Intel Security, with his last position as the Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific. Before this, Sean was involved in software development, technical support and consulting services for a range of Internet security solutions.
Preventing todays threats can be hard, time consuming, expensive, and usually done in isolation in our organisations. This is not a fight that we can win alone. To change the game, we must leverage the force of a community, sharing in near real time across the industry. Crowdsourcing involves a single organisation distributing or outsourcing the workload to cloud services to work with the growing volume of threats, look at similar known threats and uncover the unknown threats.
Whilst the benefits are high, many see that sharing raises issues around data sovereignty, loss of personally identifiable information (PII) and local data centres. Also, many lack the knowledge of what can really be gained and how much risk is really involved.
This presentation explores these challenges and highlights their relevance and the possibilities. Your thoughts and beliefs will be challenged as relying on traditional thinking and security standards needs to evolve.
JP Dunning has worked as a secretly research and penetration tester for over 10 years. JP leads McAfee’s Foundstone Services for Asia Pacific. JP has written several industry standard security testing tools as well as presented at conferences around the world such as BlackHat and DefCon. He is also an instructor and contented contributor for multiple Ultimate Hacking training courses.
JP specializes in the security of the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Buildings, Wireless, Embedded Hardware, Physical/Social Engineering, Custom Operating System, and Networks. He has industry experience with Fortune Global 500 in: manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare, software development, hospitality, utilities, and entertainment, to name a few.
One of the most difficult tasks for management in building a security practice is the lack of qualified staff. While there is negative employment in most security disciplines, it seems that universities are not producing the right fit for the skills needed in the market today.
Having presented all over the world at hacker conferences, I am often approached with the question "How did you get into the field?" The answer is never a simple one, but it is important for those looking to join the ranks of security professional. In this presentation, I will discuss how motivated individuals can move into the security field or elevate their expertise in ways which do not limit them to a single tool or discipline using resources freely available online. Management can also apply these same techniques to elevate their team to the next level.