Breaking Security Awareness 2021

Mark Your Calendars! #BSA2021 Is Coming to You Virtually on Thursday, June 24th!


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Why We're Breaking Security Awareness
(And You Should Too)

We live in a newly evolved world of remote connections to work, play, and life in more places than ever before. 

Families flow seamlessly from work and school to gaming, doctor’s appointments, happy hours, shopping for essentials, spending time with the people we love, and even celebrating life’s milestones—all on the same devices, every day.  

With so much of our lives happening online, the greatest risk to our cybersecurity—each other—has never been more of a threat.


We Know the World Will Never Be the Same. 
It’s Time for Security Training To Evolve Too.


Wage War on Human Risk the Intelligent Way.

Attend this free, virtual conference from your home, office, or even your couch.

Living Security is breaking the mold of security awareness to wage war on the human risk factor with evolved strategies for the way we live, work, and play today.

Join cybersecurity industry thought leaders for fresh, modern perspectives designed to help you change behaviors and reduce your organization's risk in a world where life happens online.

*Conference participants can also earn 4 CPE credits with full participation

This Year’s Sessions Will Cover:

Human Risk Management

Social Engineering

DEI in Cybersecurity

Enterprise Security Awareness

Remote Working Security





Guest Speakers


Ashley Rose

CEO | Co-Founder


As the CEO of Living Security, Ashley is passionate about helping companies build a positive security culture within their organizations. An adaptable problem solver, Ashley is thoughtful and transparent in her approach to running the company and working with clients toward a singular goal: reduce risk by making people a security asset instead of a liability.

Ashley has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is a serial entrepreneur with experience designing and managing product lines. After launching her career in the tech industry, she became intrigued by cybersecurity and its accelerating impact on organizations, individuals, families and communities. Ashley co-founded Living Security based on a philosophy that empowering people is the best approach to lasting security awareness and breach prevention.


Drew Rose

CSO | Co-Founder


As Living Security’s creative mastermind, Drew Rose combines his experience developing security programs and his love of game design to expertly craft immersive products. He seeks to engage end users and create excitement with his educational experiences and measurable outcomes.

Drew is a CISSP with a Bachelors of Science in Cybersecurity who has spent years building and optimizing security programs in the
public and private sectors. While serving in the military, Drew learned effective strategies for fighting cybercrime and earned a top-level security rating in the U.S. government. At Living Security, Drew applies his in-depth knowledge to reducing enterprise and personal risk by designing science-based, collaborative security awareness programs.


Kelvin Coleman

Executive Director


Kelvin Coleman is Executive Director at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). A dynamic cybersecurity leader, Kelvin has two decade’s of experience in high-stakes cybersecurity posts at the White House, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the private sector.

As NCSA’s Executive Director, he is responsible for leading organizational growth; facilitating strategic partnerships and alliances with government, industry and non-profits; and acting as NCSA’s primary spokesperson.

During his career, he has conducted cybersecurity awareness tours in 49 states, briefing tech giants, local store owners and politicians alike, including 35 governors He is recognized for his work forging partnerships between the public and private sectors – developing cybersecurity policy and products, improving national and local cyber-threat awareness and readiness, and establishing guidelines for workforce cybersecurity safety.

He has collaborated and worked closely with a variety of top government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center, National Security Agency and internally with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications He has also worked on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee during portions of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. In the early stages of Obama’s first term, Coleman served as a member of the White House National Security Staff, coordinating cybersecurity policy with the intelligence community as well as state, local, international and private-sector organizations. Kelvin is a proud native son of Blair, SC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken.


Jinan Budge

Principal Analyst


Jinan leads Forrester’s security and risk research in Asia Pacific. Jinan’s research focuses on enabling the success of the chief information security officer (CISO) role; creating transformational cybersecurity strategies; and building security awareness, behavior, and culture programs at the heart of a security strategy. Jinan is a champion for diversity and inclusion in security and brings a local and global perspective and cultural lens to her research and practice.

Jinan’s research remains pragmatic, as she recently returned to Forrester after several years as director of cyber strategy at Transport for NSW and a similar role with Qantas Airlines. Jinan has built, stood up, and delivered significant cybertransformation strategies across the public and private sectors. She is an experienced people leader and international keynote speaker, and she's passionate around her purpose in the security field.

Jinan holds two bachelor’s degrees in science and commerce from the Australian National University.


Yael Nagler



Yael has spent over 20 years in leadership roles in Fortune 100 companies building and optimizing corporate functions, messaging and culture. Having worked at BlackRock, JPMorgan, SAP, Andersen and Priceline she has experience in senior leadership of companies across the maturity spectrum and particularly skilled in risk and cybersecurity domains. Currently she works with senior security leaders and executive leadership to refine their strategic roadmap, messaging, leadership and personal branding to accelerate effectiveness and impact for their organizations.


Chris Hadnagy

Founder | CEO


Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC and founder of the Innocent Lives Foundation, a non-profit organization which helps unmask online child predators. Chris is also a well-known author, having written five books on social engineering. Chris’ new book, “Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You”, was recently published January 5th 2021. Christopher Hadnagy is an Adjunct Professor of Social Engineering for the University of Arizona’s NSA designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO).


Damon DePaolo

Director of Cybersecurity Talent and Education


Damon has worked in various aspects of technology for 21 years including programming, management, research and development, and cyber security. His passion and joy is found in bringing his unique brand of creativity to every new challenge, and he is an advocate for the value of continuous learning and self-development. Damon is most happy and engaged when experimenting, creating, or tackling a new problem.


Rachel Tobac

CEO | White Hat Hacker


Rachel is a hacker and the CEO of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training and pentesting them on social engineering risks. Rachel was also 2nd place winner of DEF CON's wild spectator sport, the Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest, 3 years in a row. Rachel has shared her real life social engineering stories with NPR, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The New York Times, Business Insider, CNN, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Forbes and many more. In her remaining spare time, Rachel is the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) where she works to advance women to lead in the fields. 


Brian Markham



Brian is an experienced IT leader and manager, having spent over 20 years in both higher education and as a consultant serving public and private sector clients. Prior to joining EAB, Brian served on the Information Security teams at George Washington University and the University of Maryland, College Park. As a consultant, Brian worked in both Advisory and Assurance practices at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. At EAB, Brian is responsible for the development and implementation of information security strategy, as well as building a team of information security professionals to manage information risk for both EAB and its partners.

Outside of work, Brian is active across the information security industry, both as a mentor and participant in several working groups. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and geeking out on baseball statistics.

Brian has Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Maryland at College Park.

David Spark

David Spark

Creator | Author | Producer


David Spark (@dspark) is the creator, author, and producer of the CISO Series. He’s a veteran tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, a B2B content marketing agency for the tech and security industries. Spark has been the creative director, producer, voice, and face of many content marketing campaigns for numerous Fortune 1000 B2B tech and security companies. For more than 23 years, Spark and his articles have appeared in more than 40 media outlets including eWEEK, Wired News, Forbes, PCWorld, ABC Radio, John C. Dvorak’s “Cranky Geeks,” KQED’s “This Week in Northern California,” and TechTV (formerly ZDTV). Outside of tech, security, and marketing, Spark squandered more than a dozen years working as a touring stand up comedian, a San Francisco tour guide, and comedy writer for The Second City in Chicago.


Jimmy Sanders



Information Security


Jimmy Sanders has spent the better part of two decades securing data and systems from cyberthreats. He is the Director of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and also serves on the ISSA International Board of Directors. He has been a speaker at BlackHat, SecureWorld, and InfoSec World as well as other notable events. Prior to, Sanders held senior security management roles at organizations that include Samsung, Fiserv, and SAP. He is a Cybersecurity Committee Advisor for Merritt College and Ohlone College, and on advisory boards for other colleges and non-profit movements. Sanders maintains the certifications of CISSP, CRISC, and CISM. He holds degrees in psychology and behavioral science from San Jose State University.


Olivia Rose

CISO, VP of IT & Security


Prior to joining the product intelligence provider, Amplitude, Rose was most recently CISO at Mailchimp and director, global executive risk at managed security provider Kudelski Security.


Chris Nickerson

CEO | Founder


Chris Nickerson, CEO of Lares, has spent the last 23 years of his career leading, inspiring, and sometimes irritating, the security industry. With Lares co-Founder Eric M. Smith, he created the unique methodology used at Lares to assess, implement, and manage information security realistically and effectively. Collaborating with a group of other InfoSec researchers, he founded the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), and is working with the Red Team Alliance Training Collective to create a certification for Red Team Testing.


Wolf Goerlich

Advisory CISO

Wolf has more than 20 years of experience as an IT and cybersecurity strategist. Wolf has led IT and security for a regional hospital, a money management firm and multiple consulting services as Vice President. Passionate about community, Wolf co-founded the OWASP Detroit chapter and organizes the annual Converge and BSides Detroit conferences. Wolf regularly discusses a variety of IT and security topics on his popular video blog, “Stuck in Traffic.


Plan Your Day

Your host: Drew Rose, CSO + Co-founder | Living Security


12:00 EDT | Opener: Breaking Security Awareness An Introduction to Living Security and Why Humans are the Greatest Asset in Cybersecurity

Ashley Rose, CEO + Co-founder | Living Security


12:15 PM | Session 1: People are on the Front Lines, Why Now is the time to Wage War on Human Risk Learn How Every Major Breach in the last 18 Months Started with a Human

Kelvin Coleman | National CyberSecurity Alliance (NCSA)


1:05 PM | Session 2: Level Up your Phishing Program Without Making the News Top Reasons Why Employees Hate Internal Phishing Programs and What You Can Do About It

Rachel Tobac | SocialProof Security and Brian Markham |  EAB


1:30 PM | Session 3: Rapid Fire Session

More than a Seat at the Table Why CISOs Need a Bigger Voice in the Boardroom

Yael Nagler | Yass Partners 

Between the Chair and Keyboard Human Psychology and Designed Security Culture

Wolf Goerlich | Duo, Cisco 

ABC- (Always be Closing)- Refining your pitch for more budget! How to Get More Budget Approval for Your Enterprise Cybersecurity Programs

Damon DePaolo | MassMutual

Social Engineering- More Science than Art Why Social Engineering is Still The Most Effective Method the Bad Guys are Using to Hack Your Organization

Chris Hadnagy | Social Engineer


2:35 PM | Session 4: Interactive Session- Hacking the Benefits of Diversity Hiring in Cybersecurity

David Spark | CISO Series

Jimmy Sanders | Netflix

Olivia Rose | Amplitude


3:30 PM | Session 5: Toxicity: The Enemy of Positive Cybersecurity Culture How to Build an Enterprise Cybersecurity Culture Based on Positivity

Jinan Budge | Forrester


4:30 PM | Session 6: OSINT

Chris Nickerson | Lares


5:30 PM | Networking Experience

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