Securing Software at Runtime: The Real Story

In order to secure your software while it’s running, you must first understand it. Join Jim Routh, CISO veteran and industry expert, and Dave Furneaux, CEO of Virsec, to learn how.

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In order to secure your software while it’s running, you must first understand it. Join Jim Routh, CISO veteran and industry expert, and Dave Furneaux, CEO of Virsec, to learn how.


There is confusion in the cyber world today about “runtime protection.” Many vendors mentioning runtime protection really mean that they are spotting malicious activity after it has taken place and are taking steps to contain and remediate an exploit after the fact. In this webinar, Jim Routh and Dave Furneaux will discuss:

- Limitations of machine learning, artificial intelligence, in protecting software at runtime
- The importance of protecting software workloads from the inside in a way that allows an attacker zero dwell time
- How to create a dynamic golden image of your software that shows exactly what it is doing – and how to use Virsec Security Platform to stop malicious activity before it startsIt’s time to stop cyber attacks on software for good.

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Dave Furneaux CEO Virsec

Dave Furneaux has been a driving force behind Virsec since its inception, as an investor and active board member, becoming CEO in 2020. He has spent his 30-year career as an entrepreneur and venture investor, forming, building and investing in numerous high growth companies in information technology, including successful cybersecurity companies, Watchfire (acquired by IBM), Skystone (acquired by Cisco), Application Security (acquired by Symantec) and Aironet (acquired by Cisco).

Jim Routh Chief Security Advisor Virsec

Jim Routh is a cybersecurity expert focused on applying risk management disciplines to converged security functions within global enterprises. A pioneer in applying robust security controls to allow leading brands to deliver world-class level security capabilities, he formerly served as the CISO for MassMutual, the CSO at Aetna, and the Global Head of Application and Mobile Security for JP Morgan Chase. He also was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC, and American Express and has more than 30 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant, and leader of technology, analytic, and information security functions for global firms.

Reducing the Attack Surface in the Cloud

Virsec Director of Security Engineering Matt Ambroziak presents new ways for security professionals to reduce the attack surface in the cloud.

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Each time a person or company deploys a new application, there is an additional surface for attackers to hack into systems. As we have seen in recent cyberattacks, software flaws continue to be at the center of data breaches. The National Vulnerability Database maintains statistics on new products and new vulnerabilities being added into the database monthly – and the numbers are skyrocketing. As the attack surface of applications increases, new technologies, processes, and procedures need to be put in place to better protect cloud environments. In this webinar, Virsec Director of Security Engineering Matt Ambroziak will present new ways for security professionals to reduce the attack surface in the cloud.

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Matt Ambroziak Director of Security Engineering Virsec

Eradicating Ransomware and Supply Chain Poisoning in the Public Sector

Kevin Jones, Vice President of Public Sector, leads the discussion alongside co-founder and CTO, Satya Gupta, to explain true runtime protection and why it's critical to get it right. 

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Today's cyber landscape is changing, adversaries are crafty and well-trained. Sophisticated, high-profile cyberattacks are now the norm--Solarwinds, PrintNightmare, and Kaseya to name a few. Evasive runtime and memory-based attacks like these have proven to be difficult to protect against with traditional endpoint solutions. Couple this with the complexity that every government organization faces with a mix of on-prem, cloud, and container software. While there has been a call for increased IT modernization in government, millions of legacy systems remain vulnerable.

Learn how Virsec can help your agency eradicate these types of cyberattacks that target runtime. Kevin Jones, Vice President of Public Sector, will lead our discussion alongside co-founder and CTO, Satya Gupta, to explain true runtime protection and why it's critical to get it right. Learn how our platform extracts a granular understanding of your software, preventing, in real-time, any attacker-provided code before it executes. You'll leave with an understanding of how Virsec Security Platform deterministically protects software, locking out the attacker before they can execute their malicious intent.

Speakers

Satya Gupta Founder & CTO Virsec

Satya Gupta is Virsec’s visionary founder, with over 25 years of expertise in embedded systems, network security and systems architecture. Satya has helped build and guide the company through key growth phases from initial funding (2015), developing core technology with key partners including Raytheon and Lockheed (2016-2018), to launching an enterprise class, GA product (2019). Prior to this, Satya built a highly profitable software design and consulting business targeting data networking, application security and industrial automation projects. He was also Director of Firmware Engineering at Narad Networks and Managing Director and Chief Engineer at Eastern Telecom and Tech Ltd.

Satya has more than 20 patents in complex firmware architecture with products deployed to hundreds of thousands of users. He holds a BS degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and additional degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Kevin Jones VP Public Sector & Corporate Development Virsec

Kevin Jones is a visionary sales leader with proven expertise and a history of building results-oriented success for early to mid-stage growth companies. Over the course of his career, he has lead Public Sector and government strategies in increasingly senior positions with CrowdStrike, SkyHigh Networks, Symantec, and Clearwell.

Jones has tallied a series of successful exits totaling nearly $1.2 Billion (Skyhigh acquired by McAfee; Clearwell acquired by Symantec). His demonstrated talent at opening new territories while disrupting the competition made him the perfect choice to accelerate and grow Virsec's Public Sector security offering. 

Effective Zero Trust Runtime Protection

The battleground for advanced attacks has moved into application workloads and is being fought in runtime.

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The battleground for advanced attacks has moved into application workloads and is being fought in runtime.

Most people think of Zero Trust in relation to access controls for users, devices, and networks. But Zero Trust at runtime goes deep into the application workloads, where the attack surface has moved. Effective Zero Trust at runtime must be application-aware, but it must also be automated, continuous, and easy to manage.

For any given application, there are a lot of moving parts – hundreds of files, thousands of processes, and millions of memory calls that define the correct execution and control flow of application code. Managing this manually is almost impossible, and it’s challenging to try to whitelist all the acceptable files.

Chasing every possible threat is an infinite problem and it’s a battle that we are losing. Instead, if we ensure that critical applications only do the right thing, and we prevent them from going off the rails during runtime, then we can fundamentally change the security equation.

Virsec has developed a unique technology that is fully automated and enforced continuously as application code executes. Any deviations from acceptable execution are detected in milliseconds, and protection rules are automatically triggered to stop attacks at the earliest stage – before any damage is done.

Speakers

Robert Nobilo Regional Sales Director Virsec

Robert Nobilo brings years of in-depth experience as a former Sales Director at Palo Alto Networks, looking after enterprise accounts in BFSI, retail, healthcare, utilities and mining. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Nobilo spent five years at Dimension Data (now NTT) in various roles including Security Practice Manager and National Business Manager of Managed Security Services.

Ben Burt Regional Technical Sales Director Virsec

Current Landscape of Cybersecurity in Government

Government entities face a plethora of cybersecurity challenges. Ransomware, especially against critical infrastructure, is of the utmost importance to protect against.

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Government entities face a plethora of cybersecurity challenges. Ransomware, especially against critical infrastructure, is of the utmost importance to protect against. Because traditional cybersecurity solutions leave governments in reactive mode, many agencies are underprepared for the challenge. 

Join this discussion with Virsec's Kevin Jones, and Osterman Research's Michael Sampson, to explore the current state of cybersecurity threats, preparedness, and protection capability in the government sector. Learn how Virsec can help protect your agency against ransomware attacks that target runtime. We'll share how Virsec Security Platform takes a deterministic approach to protect software, locking out the attacker before they can execute their malicious intent.  

Speakers

Kevin Jones VP Public Sector & Corporate Development Virsec

Kevin Jones is a visionary sales leader with proven expertise and a history of building results-oriented success for early to mid-stage growth companies. Over the course of his career, he has lead Public Sector and government strategies in increasingly senior positions with CrowdStrike, SkyHigh Networks, Symantec, and Clearwell.

Jones has tallied a series of successful exits totaling nearly $1.2 Billion (Skyhigh acquired by McAfee; Clearwell acquired by Symantec). His demonstrated talent at opening new territories while disrupting the competition made him the perfect choice to accelerate and grow Virsec's Public Sector security offering. 

Michael Sampson Senior Analyst Osterman Research

Michael is the Senior Research Analyst at Osterman Research, with broad interests in cybersecurity, data protection and information governance. Michael prepares survey reports and white papers for new projects, coordinating their completion through to publication.

Michael is the author of seven books on collaboration and user adoption, including Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365, User Adoption Strategies (2nd Edition), and Collaboration Roadmap.

Michael holds a Master of Commerce with first-class honours in telecommunications-based IT from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In his spare time, you will find Michael putting in lengths at the local swimming pool.

Michael works from Canterbury in New Zealand.