2021 National Cyber Summit
The NCS planning committee has been faced with making difficult decisions as it pertains to the 2021 event. It is our ultimate goal to produce an in-person event. Therefore, we are excited to announce that the Summit will take place on September 28-30, 2021. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and take necessary action if needed to transition to a hybrid or virtual format.
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Summit Speaker Andrew Alaniz

Session Information

Assumed Breach Model - A Practical Approach
Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
What is assumed breach and why is it important? In this presentation, I will walk the audience through what this means and how it should define how both security and IT should architect their systems. When we assume certain trust levels of different systems it not only allows us to better define controls and detection mechanisms, but it also allows us to respond to incidents more swiftly. Today's perimeter is no longer a border firewall, its every person's cell phone, home router, tablet and refrigerator, each one with varying degrees of risk. I will speak to how this specifically applies to financial institutions, but will also apply it more broadly.
North Hall - Salon 2
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Mr. Andrew Alaniz
Manager, Security Architecture
Andrew Alaniz is currently the Manager of Security Architecture for BBVA Compass. In this role he is responsible for managing the security architecture team which is tasked with assessing, designing, developing and reviewing security technologies for both cloud and local infrastructures.

He began his career managing the IT infrastructure for various clients in numerous industries. As he shifted his focus into security he was able to bring a deeply technical background in IT to help understand the operational implications of security controls and requirements. He has been able to use that knowledge as both a consultant and an internal resource to design, architect and manage security for numerous enterprise networks.