To understand what is happening in cybersecurity today, all you need to do is read the headlines. Cyber-attacks have intensified in frequency, sophistication, and severity. Corporations, networks, and individuals are under constant attack by cyber-threats globally. Internet services and communications have been impeded by attackers, causing disruption and uncertainty for millions of users. It is not just the big companies who are being attacked—small- and medium-sized companies may be seen as easier targets or stepping stones in attacking larger networks.
Cable operators play an important role in maintaining very large networks that are used globally by organizations, companies, and consumers. Threats are always present and countermeasures are being offered to ensure the security of communications moving across our networks. The Cybersecurity pre-conference symposium will discuss these threats and how they pertain to the cable networks. Learn how to protect and defend these networks from attacks and hear a number of cable operator case studies that will speak to how cable operators are securing their networks.
The pre-conference symposium is presented in partnership with CableLabs®.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
9:00 am–4:15 pm
Separate registration required
Schedule of Events
|9:00–9:15 am||Opening Remarks|
|9:15–9:45 am||Strategies and Solutions|
||Keynote Address: Security Hopscotch—From the Oven to the Power Station
Chris Roberts, Founder & CTO, One World Labs
It is well documented that the “Internet of Things” is being developed rapidly, without appropriate considerations for all the security challenges. It is also well recognized that the number of connected devices in the next three-to-five years will exceed 25 to 30 billion; these systems and their influences now extend far beyond the reaches of the corporate offices and faceless data centers.
We live in houses controlled by remote interfaces, we move around in vehicles that carry our electronic lives, and we take it for granted that we can remain connected whenever and wherever we want, yet we don’t really consider HOW this happens.
This presentation aims to put the pieces together, to show the correlation between each of the systems we interface with, to take the very data that you leave strewn across the layers of the Internet and use it against you to ultimately demonstrate a game of electronic hopscotch from your home right back to the core critical infrastructures.
|10:45–11:45 am||Republican National Convention: What it Takes to Protect a Political Event
Trace Hollifield, Bright House Networks
Since the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) was held in Tampa, the RNC used Bright House’s networks for all of its communications (video, audio, and data). This session will discuss what Bright House did in order to ensure the networks were up and available during this event. It will cover cybersecurity to physical security to teamwork with law enforcement agencies.
|11:45 am–12:45 pm||Boxed Lunch and Networking|
|12:45–1:45 pm||NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Donna Dodson, NIST
Susan Joseph, CableLabs®
Matt Tooley, NCTA
This session will give an overview of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and how it can be applied by small-to-medium cable operators.
|1:45–2:45 pm||International Cybersecurity
Sean Groenewald, Vice President, Information Security, Liberty Global
This session will discuss the current processes and procedures of implementing cybersecurity within international member companies.
|3:00–4:00 pm||Maintaining Networks During the Olympics: Use Case
Bill Sweeney, Comcast
This session will cover lessons learned from Comcast maintaining the network for live and continuing viewing of the Olympics.
|4:00–4:15 pm||CableLabs and SCTE Current and Future Efforts
Mike Glenn, CableLabs®
Derek DiGiacomo, SCTE
This session will provide an update on the current and future efforts of CableLabs® and SCTE in cybersecurity.
(Schedule subject to change)