Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 - 9:00pm
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#BeatTheBreach 2017 @ RSA

On February 14, 2017, Invincea and CSM Passcode hosted #BeatTheBreach, a one-of-a-kind event that included in-depth panel discussions between top security leaders. Senior security executives and government leaders discussed cybersecurity war stories, best practices, and lessons learned, and offered cyber security advice for the new President of the United States based on their years of experience. The event included fast-paced panels with cybersecurity thought leaders, further energized with audience participation, great food and drink.

Panel Topics

  • A Day in the Life of a Security Leader – Lessons learned and best practices
  • Dear Mr. President… – Recommendations for the new administration on how to improve the nation’s cybersecurity
  • Hacking Back: Getting Attribution and Response Right – Panelists discuss the challenges of attribution, and debate how to respond to nation-state cyber attacks

Photos from #BeatTheBreach 2017


Greg Touhill
Brigadier General (ret), Former U.S. Government Chief Information Security Officer

Lisa Monaco
Former United States Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama

Jeffrey Massimilla
Chief Product Cybersecurity Officer, Product Cybersecurity,
General Motors Company

Rich Barger
Director for Security Research at Splunk

Vikram Phatak
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for NSS Labs, Inc.

Adam S. Hickey
Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) for National Asset Protection

Dr. Richard Ford
CTO, Forcepoint

Hitesh Sheth
President and CEO, Vectra

Host and Moderators


Anup Ghosh
Founder & CEO, Invincea


Christopher Day
CISO, Invincea


Mike Farrell
Editor, Passcode


Sara Sorcher
Deputy Editor, Passcode

Watch the First Panel from #BeatTheBreach 2017,
featuring Greg Touhill, Lisa Monaco and Jeffrey Massimilla

Watch the Second Panel from #BeatTheBreach 2017,
featuring Dr. Richard Ford, Vikram Phatak and Hitesh Sheth

Watch the Third Panel from #BeatTheBreach 2017,
featuring Adam S. Hickey and Rich Barger

Watch the Highlights: #BeatTheBreach in San Francisco, March 2016

Thoughts On #BeatTheBreach – San Francisco

“. . .the best event to gain insight into emerging threats and what the industry is doing to respond…”

– Stan Lowe, Former CISO, Department of Veterans Affairs