Name: Jason Keirstead
Designation: : Chief Architect,
Organization: IBM Security Threat Management
Topic: Improving cybersecurity interoperability leads to reduced costs and better outcomes – but how do we achieve it?
Date of Webinar: 24th Oct, 2019
Time and Location: 10:30am EST/ 8pm IST/ 3:30pm GMT
Speaker Bio: Jason Keirstead is IBM’s Chief Architect for Threat Management. His role includes the complete threat life cycle, from Threat Insight, through Prevention, Detection, Response and Recovery. Jason works with architects across IBM’s Cloud, Hardware and Research business units – and those in external organizations – to evolve IBM’s Threat Management offerings into a unified, open, standards-based solution. Jason sits on the OASIS Board of Directors and also serves as a co-chair of the OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence Interoperability Subcommittee, where he enjoys helping to define the future of evolving cybersecurity standards.
Topic Abstract: The cybersecurity industry has an ever-growing number of vendors and products, each of which generate an explosion of data & insights. While these tools routinely have integrations amongst one another, there is a lack of industry-wide vendor cooperation on protocols and standards surrounding sharing cybersecurity insight and findings data. As a result, these integrations are often one-off, vendor-specific, expensive to maintain and often lacking the ability to share all available data related to the findings, insights, or incidents. Users are therefore often unable to break down their data silos and extract peak value from their investments, and vendors find themselves torn on where to invest their finite resources when it comes to integrating with partners. The result is incomplete options regarding which technologies can interoperate within their environment. In this talk we will discuss areas in which the industry is actively developing and promoting sets of common code, tooling, patterns, and practices for sharing data among cybersecurity tools, and how this will improve outcomes for all.