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Tracking Hackers – Cybersecurity for APIs

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


5:30-6:00 Networking

6:00-6:10 (ISC)2 NJ & OWASP NJ Central Updates

6:10 – 6:30 NJCCIC

6:30 – 8:00 Ron Zhang &  Bernard Harguindeguy

What do oBike, a bicycle rental company, Instagram, and the IRS have in common? Answer — hackers used APIs to access their customers sensitive information forcing these organizations to announce breaches. Although these API attacks were exposed, most API-based attacks go undetected these days – particularly attacks that used compromised credentials.

API cyberattack examples and the techniques used by hackers to breach APIs will be discussed. It will also review how AI-based security ​solutions can effectively stop these attacks and provide deep visibility into your API sessions for forensic and compliance reporting. Topics covered include:

– API cyberattack trends

– Review of recent API attacks

– Today’s API security gaps

– API Deception and API Honeypots

– Leveraging AI for attack detection

– Building reports with detailed traffic insight for any API

– Best practices for securing APIs

Speakers: Name: Ron Zhang

Title: Cyber Defense Architect

Bio: Ron is the co-founder of the ISC2 NJ Chapter and a Cyber Defense Architect in Wall Street. Ron has more than 20 years of experience in information security as a practitioner and has held various positions within ISC2, including 10 years as an ISC2 Exam Committee member. Ron brings strong expertise in delivering consulting for multiple industry sectors on Encryption, PKI, SSO, IAM, Application and API Security.

Name: Bernard Harguindeguy

T itle: Founder, Elastic Beam

Bernard is the founder and CEO of Elastic Beam. Most recently he was Chairman, President and CEO at Atlantis Computing (award-winning storage optimization software). Previously, he was the CEO of Green Border (first security company acquired by Google – technology turned into Chrome), and the CEO of WorldTalk (NASDAQ – Email security company acquired by Tumbleweed). Bernard was also the Chairman of Booshaka (Big Data Company acquired by Sprinkler), Chairman of Norskale (acquired by Citrix), Chairman of BorderWare (security appliance company acquired by WatchGuard), Board Member at Sygate Technologies (leading desktop firewall company acquired by Symantec). Bernard earned a MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University, a BS in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of California Irvine, and is an advisor to the dean of engineering at the University of California Irvine School of Engineering where he was also inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame in 2015.


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