Defying (Data) Gravity | How to Improve Your Enterprise Hybrid IT Security Posture – Webinar


October 20, 2021


1:00pm-2:00pm CDT; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: ONLINE

By 2025, almost half of the world’s stored data could reside in the public cloud.  By the same year, it’s estimated that over 463 exabytes of data will be created every day.  The explosion of data growth and data gravity raises security concerns and can expose points of vulnerability. A proactive cybersecurity strategy has become an essential part of distributed IT environments that comprise on-premise and cloud-based workflows, applications and systems.


In addition, global cybercrime costs are expected to reach over $10 trillion annually by 2025.  Persistent cyber threats further elevate the importance of a hardened security posture. Especially since enterprises are fast becoming the world’s data steward. By 2025, 80% of data worldwide will reside in enterprises. This will continue to increase the volume of data that needs to be aggregated and stored. A pervasive data-centric IT architecture that securely optimizes data exchange and enables connected data communities has become mission critical. This allows for integration between core, cloud and edge through cyber resilient centers of data exchange.


A data-centric, risk-based hybrid IT security posture also needs to be adaptable and ever-evolving for business continuity – to strengthen incident prevention, initiate early detection and expedite the response to attacks.


In this session, you’ll learn about:

• The rapid growth of data globally and data gravity intensity
• The increasing cyber threat activity due to exponential data growth
• The importance of proactive cybersecurity within a data-centric hybrid IT architecture
• The benefits of taking a connected data community approach


1 “The Digitization of the World – From Edge to Core,” IDC White Paper, November 2018

2 “How Much Data is Generated in a Day,” World Economic Forum, April 2019

3 “Cybercrime To Cost The World $10.5 Trillion Annually By 2025,” Cybersecurity Ventures, November 2020

4 IDC #US44413318, Data Age 2025, The Digitization of the World From Edge to Core, November 2018


Webinar Price: $0.00 per person


Joe Neumann, Business Information Security Officer, Digital Realty


Panelists will include:

Greg Bee, Chief Risk Officer and Information Security Officer, Pekin Insurance
Victor Hsiang, Chief Information Security Officer, GATX

And other Enterprise IT Executives sharing strategies, tactics, and lessons learned


Neumann          Bee                  Hsiang


Joe Neumann, Business Information Security Officer, Digital Realty

Joseph Neumann is currently the Director of Business Resilience and the Business Information Security Officer for Digital Realty. He is a seasoned cyber security professional with over 20 years of experience starting as a uniformed service member supporting the Army. Throughout his career he has supported or worked directly for private entities on the Fortune 500 to public entities such as the Department of Defense. Currently his focusses are aligning business and cyber strategies both internally and with customers he currently supports.


Greg Bee, CISO, Pekin Insurance

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) whose qualifications include a degree in Information Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA); and certifications such as C|CISO, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, including detailed knowledge of complex security infrastructure and information security management for leading insurance and financial firm that includes security tools, technologies and information security best practices. Over thirty-four years of information technology experience, and twenty years of Chief Information Security Officer experience in the management, creation and deployment of solutions protecting networks, systems and information assets for Financial and Insurance firms enterprise-wide information security programs.


Victor Hsiang, CISO, GATX

Victor Hsiang is an accomplished Information Security, Risk and IT Professional with over 19 years of experience working within the Financial Services and Healthcare sectors. He has an established track record of delivering successful IT and Information Security solutions that manages risk while supporting business requirements. His experience includes implementation of technology, security audits, risk assessments, information records management, privacy concerns, compliance and legal issues related to security, forensics, security practices and policy development. He currently leads the Information Security program at GATX Corporation.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.