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KEYNOTE 1: Dr. Anton Chuvakin

Presentation Title Security Chasm
Presentation Abstract

Have you often wondered why people are updating their security policies, closing compliance gap and define ISMS while attackers are owning their systems – at the same time? Why consultants advise management on ‘risk tolerance’ while new bots are being deployed on what was formerly known as ‘your network’? Why some say that “DLP is all the rage” while record data losses occur daily?

Reality today often presents a grim vision of “two securities”: one concerned with ‘elevating the infosec conversation’ while the other is concerned with cleaning up the mess on our networks and systems. In one, people pretend to ‘assess risk’ while in the other incident response is the only way to go…. This very concept, that I call “security chasm,” will be the subject of my keynote presentation, along with such questions as “why we wear seatbelts because of the monetary fine, but not because of risk to our lives?” and “What will make us secure?” (and what does it actually mean!) Finally, I will explore the future of what we now call ‘security industry’ and make a few long term predictions of where we will end up in a few years….

About Anton Chuvakin

Dr. Anton Chuvakin ( is a recognized security expert in the field of log management and PCI DSS compliance. He is an author of books “Security Warrior” and “PCI Compliance” and a contributor to “Know Your Enemy II”, “Information Security Management Handbook” and others. Anton has published dozens of papers on log management, correlation, data analysis, PCI DSS, security management (see list . His blog is one of the most popular in the industry.

In addition, Anton teaches classes and presents at many security conferences across the world; he recently addressed audiences in United States, UK, Singapore, Spain, Russia and other countries. He works on emerging security standards and serves on the advisory boards of several security start-ups.

Currently, Anton is developing his security consulting practice, focusing on logging and PCI DSS compliance for security vendors and Fortune 500 organizations. Dr. Anton Chuvakin was formerly a Director of PCI Compliance Solutions at Qualys. Previously, Anton worked at LogLogic as a Chief Logging Evangelist, tasked with educating the world about the importance of logging for security, compliance and operations. Before LogLogic, Anton was employed by a security vendor in a strategic product management role. Anton earned his Ph.D. degree from Stony Brook University.