CIO/CISO Central Virtual Panel

December 2, 2021

Going Fast and Staying Secure During the Machine Identity Explosion

Historically SSL certificates were used with web servers, application servers and load balancers. Certificate lifecycle management was satisfactory within this environment. But the world has changed. The migration from bare metal servers to hypervisors and VMs, and subsequently containers and microservices has increased the number of machine identities and decreased the lifetime of these systems that require them. Guess what? All these entities consume TLS certificates. These systems require automation for fast deployment but they must also remain secure. Just as password management evolved into IAM, certificate lifecycle management has evolved into Machine Identity Management. The need to enable our developers to go fast yet still stay secure has never been greater.

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Speakers Include...

Tim Connolly
Sr Solutions Architect, Venafi

Amit Bhardwaj
CISO Lumentum

Fred Clayton
Executive Director Information and Cybersecurity
GI Alliance

Roy Cherian
VP of Information Technology/CIO
Major Brands

Sam Satyanathan
Director Information Security
Freddie Mac

Speaker:  Tim Connolly, Sr Solutions Architect, Venafi

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Tim Connolly has been working with Fortune 500 customers to help them with their security needs for 30 years. Tim helps Venafi’s customers understand the Machine Identity risks they may have and the steps they need to take to protect these critical machine identities. Before he joined Venafi, Mr. Connolly was Sr Systems Engineer working on Data at Rest encryption products and services at Thales, and prior to that, a Principal Systems Engineer at Ixia (now Keysight Technologies), working with Network Equipment Manufacturers and Service Providers to test the security effectiveness and performance of security infrastructure solutions.

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Invited Members Include...


3:00pm-3:10pm (EST)

Opening Remarks & Executive Introductions

3:10pm-3:20pm (EST)

Host Introduction

3:20pm-4:00pm (EST)

CIO/CISO Panel Hosted by Sponsor

4:00pm-4:30pm (EST)

Executive Discussion

Title Representation

Industry Breakdown

Org. Size by Revenue

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