Program Overview

Tentative Agenda - Times and Speakers are Subject to Change.

Tuesday, December 5th

FIRST Las Vegas Technical Colloquium
08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast (Sands Showroom Lobby)

09:00 – 09:10


Cory Mazzola (Executive Director Las Vegas Sands Global Cyber Security)

09:10 – 09:20

FIRST Overview

Derrick Scholl (FIRST Board of Directors)

09:20 – 10:00


Jay Bavisi (EC-Council President Chief Executive Officer)

10:00 – 10:45

Morning CISO Panel: A CISO walks into a casino bar & shares their jokes, insights, perspectives

Scott Howitt, SVP & CISO, MGM Resorts International. Michael St. Vincent, CISO, Cosmopolitan. Steve Begalman, Director - Head of Information Security, Boyd Gaming

10:45 – 11:30

Fluffy Forensics 3.0

Andrew Hay (CTO & Co-Founder LEO Cybersecurity)

11:30 – 12:00

MimeMeld - automatically transforming IOCs into prevention-based controls for enforcement activities

Borja Galarza Legazpi (ITS Security)

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch on your Own

13:15 – 14:00

Cloud Threat Hunting

Jim Reavis, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

14:00 – 14:50

Afternoon Panel: Cyber Threat Hunters, Gatherers and Foragers

Ernie Liu, Director, Mandiant, a FireEye Company Jeff Moore, Global Head of Cyber Security, Novartis Labs Jim Butterworth, Director, Cyber Security, LVSC Barry Vengerik, FireEye Kris Merritt, Co-Found

14:50 – 15:05

Networking Break (Sands Showroom Lobby)

15:05 – 15:50

Your Workforce is the Key to Cyber Resilience

Dr. Montana Williams – Author, Professor, Former NICE Program Manager

15:50 – 16:30

Where Is Identity Driven Security Going?"

Javier Dominguez (Engineer, Microsoft)

16:30 – 17:15

Panel: Building The Future Cybersecurity Workforce

Dan Manson, Professor, Computer Information Systems Cal Poly Pomona Tobi West, CISSP, GCFE, CCFE, CIS/CST Department Chair, Coastline Community College.Daniel Likarish, Director Center on Information

Wednesday, December 6th

FIRST Las Vegas Technical Colloquium
08:00 – 09:00

Continental Breakfast (Sands Showroom Lobby)

09:00 – 09:10

Opening Welcome

Matt Heff (Las Vegas Sands Corp Senior Manager of Global Cyber Security, Training)

09:10 – 10:00

Keynote: Fail Fast, Fail Often - An Innovative Model to Reduce Risk

My-Ngoc Nguyen (CEO/Principal Consultant for Secured IT Solutions, SANS Institute Facilitator)

10:00 – 10:45

Panel: Leveraging Law Enforcement Partnerships and Government Threat Intelligence

10:45 – 11:30

Heroes, Villains & Simulations of the Adversaries

Itzik Kotler (CTO and Co-founder, SafeBreach Former Blackhat & DEFCON Speaker)

11:30 – 12:00

The State of Point of Sale (POS) Security

Glen Jones with Steve Mason (VISA Threat Intelligence)

12:10 – 13:15

Lunch on your Own

13:15 – 14:00

Panel: Following the Sun - Global Cyber Operations & Incident Response: Trends, Techniques & Perspectives

14:00 – 14:40

Blockchain and cybersecurity

Dr. Yoohawn Kim (Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas UNLV)

14:40 – 14:50

Networking Break

14:50 – 15:20

Panel: Forensic TC (Trends, & Challenges) in a Corporate Environment

Jason DeMarco, Director, Security Operations, MGM Resorts International Hayden Williams, Verizon, Global RISK Team Benjamin Bingham, LVSC, Director, Global Cyber Security Ops Todd Lindquist, CSRA, SOC

15:20 – 16:00

Technical Training Tips: Bridging the Gap from Cybersecurity Policy to Practice

Mari Galloway (LVSC Vulnerability Analyst) , Marcelle Lee (Threat Researcher, CTIG, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions and CEO, Fractal Sec), Lisa Jiggetts (CEO Women's Society of Cyberjutsu)

16:00 – 16:30

Stackable Credentials

Dr. Rob Robertson (Associate Professor of Information Systems Department Chair, Graduate Director for Masters in Cyber Security and Information Assurance, Southern Utah University)

16:30 – 17:00

SOC Operations on the Autobahn

Adrian Kelly (LVSC Sands Vulnerability Analyst)