Alexander Benoit is the CEO of dinext pi-sec, an organization which stands for holistic and continues security. With deep insights into enterprise environments with up to hundreds of thousands of endpoints, he has a good global view for architectures with a focus on Microsoft. He is also MVP for Threat Protection, a Certified Ethical Hacker and Community Lead of “Trust in Tech” and the host of GeekSprech Podcast.
Area of Expertise
Ransomware as a Service - are YOU prepared?
Another exciting year with huge security incidents lies behind us. It is worth noting that the threat landscape is becoming increasingly complex due to influences such as war, economic instability and pandemic. Attackers are adopting more and more professional approaches. In this session, Alex will describe where the RaaS model has found its origin and describe some of the most spectacular cases where enterprise environments have been compromised due to the use of ransomware. The session will provide a good mix of advanced threats taking into account the challenges of security operations, as well as recommendations for hardening the environment.
Running a SOC on Microsoft security solutions: lessons learned.
When Microsoft set out to become a security company 6 years ago, Alex jumped on the bandwagon by a happy coincidence. Since then, he has built and trained security operations teams not only with his team, but also with global players. In this session, Alex shares what he has learned over the years, what the biggest challenges of young global teams are and how to address them. We will discuss organizational challenges as well as technical requirements such as comprehensive orchestration, automation and response to security issues (XSOAR).
A View From the Trenches: Running a SOC on Microsoft Solutions
Another exciting year with powerful security incidents lies behind us. It is probably fair to note that attackers have increasingly sophisticated ideas and the general threat situation is becoming more professional. In this technical session Alex will describe a few of the more impressive ways enterprise environments have been compromised. The session will try to show a good mix between advanced hacks and general security operations challenges.
ChatGPT and the impact on cyber-security
ChatGPT is perceived as a disruptive event similar in scope to the invention of the computer. It has long since broken through the IT bubble and is even discussed extensively in "mass media". While the first European countries, such as Italy, are already pulling the plug on the platform due to a lack of data and youth protection, blackhats are upgrading with the first proof of concepts with code and more professional phishing texts. But it's not just hackers who are evaluating ChatGPT as a way to make work easier; Microsoft has also laid the groundwork for its use in the technology with Microsoft 365 Copilot. In this session, we'll look at the impact of the OpenAI solution on cyber security, discuss existing threat scenarios and opportunity for optimizing a modern Security Operations Center (SOC).