Prepare for "When Not If": Threat Management with Cyber Incident Recovery


Recent studies conclude that cyber attacks are occurring more frequently and becoming more costly. This session will discuss why cyber resilience is necessary, explore its challenges and propose a logical architecture to manage cyber attacks. IBM’s solution for cyber resilience covers all five functions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, from Identify to Recover, and can provide complete threat management including automated recovery from a cyber attack. With its programmatic approach and integrated framework, IBM Services helps clients protect critical assets, detect advanced threats, and quickly respond and recover from disruptions—reducing recovery times from days to hours.


Srinivas Tummalapenta

Distinguished Engineer CTO & Chief Architect Managed Security Services, IBM

Srinivas is a Technical leader and a subject matter expert in Information Security. Srini has Degrees in Technology and Business administration has a cumulative experience of 20+ years. As IBM Distinguished Engineer he is a key technical leader for IBM XForce Protection Platform, Security Services. A believer in Secure by Design concepts he has incorporated automation to enable security technologies and services at cloud speed. He works with team at IBM Security Services to design, deliver and scale security solutions throughout our client base to create solutions and enable service delivery to meet global IBM Client demands including emerging EU GDPR and complex cloud security requirements. Srini also takes keen interest in IBM Corporate Citizenship program, Technical Vitality, Innovation activities and contributing to community giveback activities and STEM programs. Srini has 6 patents and has multiple disclosures under review

Cyrus Niltchian

Portfolio Lead for Cyber Resilience, IBM

Cyrus started his career in the IBM Research and Development Lab in Boeblingen in Germany as a developer and architect focusing on data protection solution for Databases ad Applications, SAP being one of them. After 5 years he changed roles to worldwide Technical and Sales Enablement for Storage, holding enablement sessions and presented at leading conferences. 12 years later moved into the role of an Offering Manager. Today he is leading the cyber resilience portfolio of IBM Services from an Offering Management perspective.

Hamza Yaswi

Certified IT Architect and Technology Manager , IBM

Hamza is no stranger to either technical or business challenges and the complexities associated with them. He has an innate ability to push the boundaries that form the foundation to achieve outstanding results. His deep knowledge of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and automation has changed how we operate and deliver world-class services to our customers. Hamza has been the lead architect on key IBM Resiliency Services projects like the LAN/WAN Upgrade project, SD-WAN Project, SDN and Automation Project, and the NMS project that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to process 16 Million events per day.