Webinar: Cybersecurity in 2024: Exploiting the human attack surface & the shifting tides of cyber th

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When:  Mar 7, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)


The 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index provides revelations on how cybercriminals are shifting focus to paths of least resistance, exploiting the “human attack surface” to advance their objectives. A pronounced surge in cybercriminal investments, innovation, and successes is observed in this year’s report, but it’s not tied to the types of attacks you would expect. For the first time ever, the report also assesses the maturity of generative AI as an attack surface to help organizations prepare for a new age of security risk.
Join us for a panel discussion where you’ll hear about:        

  • The biggest attack trends and methods employed by threat actors in 2023 
  • Monetizing on the “human attack surface”
  • Growing threats to critical infrastructure  
  • Observations on the state of the AI attack surface 
  • Recommendations you can—and should— use to be safe in 2024

Key speakers

Ryan J. Leszczynski, Supervisory Special Agent | FBI, Cyber Division

Ryan Leszczynski is a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI's Cyber Division and provides oversight and direction to investigative teams across the country.  He previously served as a law enforcement liaison at the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), a non-profit, public-private cyber threat information sharing organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with over 200 partners.  SSA Leszczynski began his FBI career in the Las Vegas Division, where he worked computer intrusion matters and was a member of the Division's Special Weapons and Tactics Team.  He previously served in the United States Air Force and recently celebrated over 20 years of government service.  He recently completed his Masters of Science in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Kevin Albano, Associate Partner, IBM X-Force

Kevin Albano has more than 18 years of experience working in information technology, law enforcement, and security consulting. Throughout his career, he has focused on investigating computer network intrusions, notifying impacted organizations, and disrupting some of the largest cyber espionage campaigns. At IBM, Kevin is responsible for threat intelligence collections, managing advanced threat research and directing information analysis ‐ all focused on helping customers understand their cyber threat risk and make decisions to protect their organization. Prior to IBM, Kevin held prominent roles at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Mandiant (Google). As a Special Agent at the Los Angeles FBI Field Office, Kevin developed the investigative process for examining computer network attack operations. He identified largescale organized data theft operations and created the field guide for how cyber espionage investigators notify data breach victims. Kevin joined Mandiant from the FBI to help defend commercial and government entities against cyber espionage. While at Mandiant, Kevin developed programs to analyze criminal attack infrastructures, notify victim commercial entities, and define threats. He also supported incident responders by categorizing and organizing threat information to identify sophisticated threat. Kevin has also made significant contributions to the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization ISAO 300-1.

Michael Rowinski, Moderator, Director of Communications and Marketing, IBM Security

Michael Rowinski is a marketing and communications leader with over two decades of experience building successful and demand-generating enterprise tech campaigns, with a decade of focus on cybersecurity. Michael has been at the forefront of creating innovative and issues-driven programs that drive business impact and foster partnerships with various industry and government stakeholders. In his career, he has led crisis communications for major cybersecurity incidents and high-stakes national security issues, mitigating negative press coverage and reputational impact. Michael has been recognized as a leader across his industry as the recipient of the Bell Ringer Award for Security Program and a PR Week Award finalist.