Rethinking Application Security
The first ever executive series on application security strategy in the API-first era

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Enterprise security leaders must reimagine application security in an API-first reality

Securing applications can be an uphill battle. As development accelerates, accountability becomes unclear, and getting controls to operate becomes a challenge in itself. It’s time we rethink our application security strategies to reflect new priorities, principles and processes in the API-first era.

The purpose of this executive series is to bring together top security professionals and technologists to share their experiences, and discuss the latest research on how APIs are transforming application security strategies and opening up new business opportunities.

Session 1: The business model - From business context to risk assessment​

Session 2: The organizational model - The new application security standards

Session 3: The individual model - Tomorrow's application security leader


Rob Hornbuckle, CISO

Rob is a results-oriented technology leader. He is responsible for all aspects of information security, risk, compliance, and privacy for Allegiant Airlines, the leading ultra-low cost airline in the US. Prior to Allegiant Airlines, Rob served as the Interim CISO for United Technologies Aerospace Systems, a leading airplane parts manufacturer for both the private and government sectors as well as CISO for the Arby’s Restaurant Group, a leading international fast food chain. With over 17 years of experience, Rob also has experience in telecommunications, fintech, business to business, and health care sectors. Multi-industry experience allows Rob to develop innovative solutions to complex business challenges, positioning him as a trusted adviser among senior leadership.

Sidney Gottesman, SVP for Security Innovation

On his current role in Mastercard’s Cyber and Intelligence Business Unit, Sidney is leading Mastercard’s FinSec Innovation Lab in Israel. Previously, he was the program owner for employee identity and access management. In this role, he was responsible for the following enterprise services: identity lifecycle management, behavior analytics, privileged access management, internal authentication/authorization, physical access, and controls. Prior to this, Sidney was the CTO for Quality Assurance, responsible for functions that support the technology delivery of Mastercard’s products and services, which included Development Services, Testing Services, Service Level Agreement (SLA). He also served as the Business Information Officer for Emerging Payments, responsible for the technology delivery of Mastercard’s Emerging Payments products. Prior to joining Mastercard, Sidney was COO at Bank Leumi USA, with responsibility for operations and technology support for the private, commercial and branch banking divisions. And for Citigroup and IBM in various technology management roles.

Laura Heritage, VP, Product Line - API Management Platform and Open Banking

Laura has an extensive background helping Fortune 500 companies transform into digital enterprises. Laura is a frequent speaker, evangelist and industry expert on digital business transformation , API Lifecycle, and Microservices.

Eoin Fleming, CISO

Eoin is the chief information security officer of Leveris Ltd, a cloud based retail banking platform provider. He has over 20 years experience in security within multiple industry verticals. He is a passionate security evangelist, enterprise architect and leader.

Moshe Zioni, Director of Threat Research

Moshe Zioni is the Director of Threat Research at Akamai Technologies, responsible for innovation and threat detection roadmaps for Akamai’s Cloud Security product portfolio, including API threat analysis and protection. He is listed as 27 influential penetration testers in 2020 by Peerlyst and has been researching cybersecurity for over 20 years in multiple industries, specializing in penetration testing, detection algorithms and incident response; a constant contributor to the hacker community and has been co-founder of the Defcon-adjacent Shabbatcon security conference for the past 6 years.

Sandip Wadje, Global Head of Technology Risk Intelligence

A seasoned executive with extensive cyber security, risk, and compliance expertise gained in global Financial Services institutions. Significant expertise in leading large, multi-year cyber and risk programs by proactively engaging board-level executives in business, technology, and risk. Develop innovative cyber security solutions for Fortune 500 organizations with an entrepreneurial mindset and experience in implementing them. As the Global Head of Technology Risk Intelligence at BNP Paribas, in charge of Cloud Technology Risk, Cyber Intelligence, Insider Technology Risk, M&A Technology Due Diligence and AI & Digital Risk Analytics.

Rob Cuddy, Global Application Security Evangelist

Rob is currently a Global Application Security Evangelist for HCL providing thought leadership for application security, DevOps and DevSecOps initiatives, and is one of the hosts of the Application Paranoia podcast. Prior to this role, Rob was with IBM for 14 years with roles in Application Security Evangelism, Worldwide Sales Enablement, Tiger Teams and Field Services for the Management and Platform Segment offerings in IBM Cloud. Rob has worked with clients all over the world to help address their challenges in ways that bring a positive impact to the business bottom line. Rob has spoken at numerous events and conferences, including All Day DevOps, Evanta CISO Summits, THINK, InterConnect, DevloperConnect, IBM Top Guns and many customer events.

Michael Farnum, CTO

Michael has been in the IT and Information Security fields since 1994. During this time, Farnum has held roles such as Independent Security Consultant, LAN/WAN Administrator, Network Security Engineer, Pre-Sales Security Engineer, Security Solutions Manager, Information Security Manager, and others. Michael is the Founder and Organizer of HouSecCon, THE Houston Security Conference, and has also been a prolific information security blogger and podcaster during his career. These extracurricular roles have led to great connections and friendships with many really smart security professionals. Prior to his career in IT and security, Farnum was in the US Army and drove an M1A1 main battle tank in Desert Shield and Storm. Farnum tries to use all of these experiences to create a unique perspective on whatever issue he is trying to tackle.

Darren Shelcusky, Manager Vehicle and Mobility Cybersecurity

Darren Shelcusky is a  40 year veteran in the automotive industry, where he has led software based  initiatives in manufacturing, product development, testing labs,  connected vehicles, and cybersecurity.  He is a Manager in the Ford Vehicle Cybersecurity team,  and is responsible for driving Cybersecurity strategy, process, methods, and tools for Ford vehicle and Mobility products and services.  Darren earned a  B.S. in Systems Engineering at General Motors Institute and an MBA from Penn State University. He has 12 patents for various connected vehicle and  telematics innovations globally.

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