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Arete’s team of experts discuss the legally defensible and compliant cyber strategies required for organizations to continuously improve their cyber posture; reducing the burden of preparing for, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks. Our experts are often invited to speak at seminars or serve on industry panels to share their insights on cybersecurity incident response readiness assessments to post-incident remediation, digital forensics, and testifying expertise. If you would like to inquire about having members of Arete’s team speak at your next event, please contact us at marketing@areteadvisorsinc.com.

Please see our events and upcoming webinars listed below, including information about Arete’s participation.

Recent News


Arete Advisors Partners with SentinelOne to Provide Next Generation, Intelligent, Incident Response Services

Press Release |    August 1, 2018

The partnership enables Arete Advisors elite Incident Response teams and SentinelOne software, A.I. and Intelligence product teams to develop integrated, intelligent, technology-enabled services. Arete will employ SentinelOne’s Endpoint Protection Platform to help clients prepare for and respond to evolving cyber-attacks.


Arete Advisors and Coalfire Partner to Deliver Full End-to-End Cybersecurity Incident Response Capabilities

Press Release |    March 14, 2018

Arete’s cybersecurity experts and Coalfire will provide unique, comprehensive Incident Response Retainers; offer organizations clarity in preparedness planning through remediation

Upcoming and Recent Events


ADVISEN: Cyber Risk Insights Conference – New York

October 25, 2018 |    Grand Hyatt, New York, NY

The WORLD’S LARGEST Cyber Risk event for P&C Professionals is a one-day program that has become a flagship event on the cyber calendar. We expect more than 1,000 people to register to hear from over 75 speakers who are top experts in the cyber insurance space.

This hallmark event not only offers a full day of learning, networking and business at the conference, but a range of dinners, workshops and social gatherings in the surrounding days as the elite of the global cyber market descends on New York. Our multi-track conference will feature the hottest topics including cyber risk management, developing issues in the cyber insurance space and insight into the ‘Dark Side’ of the web – with a focus on the people behind the latest cyber incidents.


Texas Cyber Summit

October 12-14, 2018 |    San Antonio, TX

Texas Cyber Summit is a premier cyber security conference held in San Antonio with the mission of spreading knowledge and interest in the field of Cyber Security.


The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Foundation Women’s Leadership Network New York Regional Event

October 3, 2018 |    The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY

The PLUS Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Network creates opportunities to network and learn from the experience of women who are leaders by virtue of their achievements. The Foundation endeavors to raise corporate awareness of the value of developing and diversifying leadership. Proactive companies that encourage employees to participate in these events will help realize the overall industry goal of increasing the percentage of women in leadership roles.


NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit

October 1-3, 2018 |    Santa Monica, CA

“Breakout C: Assessing the Insured: Role of the CISO” Panlist: Jim Jaeger

Wednesday, October 3, 10 – 10:45 a.m. PT.

Catalina Ballroom

  • Application forms and the CISO
  • Security budgets, processes & procedures, and tools
  • Multidisciplinary input on the application

  • Spencer Timmel (M), Safety National
  • Chris Keegan, Beecher Carlson
  • Doug Freimarck, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
  • Jim Jaeger, Arete Advisors
  • Kerrigan Malek, The Hartford

Cyber Security Summit: New York

September 25, 2018 |    New York Hilton Midtown

The annual Cyber Security Summit: New York connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Admission is $350 each, giving you access to all Interactive Panels, Discussions, Catered Breakfast, Lunch & Cocktail Reception.


2018 International Information Sharing Conference

September 11–12, 2018 |    Tysons Corner, VA

Join us for the Second Annual International Information Sharing Conference (IISC) hosted by the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization (ISAO SO).

Conveniently located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the IISC is being held at the Hilton in Tysons Corner, VA. Join representatives from fellow information sharing groups with all levels of expertise, security practitioners, major technology innovators, and well-established cybersecurity organizations, as they come together to discuss the impact ISAOs have had on the nation’s security, share lessons learned, and discover the latest in cybersecurity policy..


BlackHat USA 2018

August 8-9, 2018 |    Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV |    Visit Us At Booth 212

Now in its 21st year, Black Hat USA is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. Black Hat USA 2018 opens with four days of technical Trainings (August 4 – 7) followed by the two-day main conference (August 8 – 9) featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more.


NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit 2018

June 12-14, 2018 |    The Bellevue Hotel, 200 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


DC18 Dynamic Connections 2018

June 12-14, 2018 |    JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, CA

“High Profile Breach Lessons Learned” Speaker: Jim Jaeger

Thursday, June 14, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. ,in Directors Suite II.
Jim Jaeger will be a featured speaker discussing Breach Lessons Learned.


IQPC Cyber Security Exchange | Financial Services: “Cyber Resiliency: Fortifying the Response”

June 10-12, 2018 |    Millennium Broadway Hotel, Times Square, NY

Arete Advisors – Sponsor


RSAConference 2018

April 16-20, 2018 |    Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA


Managing U.S. & EU Cyber Security & Data Privacy Regulation Challenges


March 13, 2018 |    Huntsville, AL

Arete Keynote Speaker: Dr.Bruce V. Hartley

Are You Ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?
Register Now to Learn More about Managing U.S. & EU Cyber Security & Data Privacy Regulation Challenges


Consero Compliance & Ethics Forum


March 4-6, 2018 |    Pasadena, CA

Arete Keynote Speaker: Jim Jaeger


You can view our previous webinars under Resources.


WEBINAR: Improving the Incident Response Function: SANS 2018 Incident Response Survey Results Part II

Speakers: Matt Bromiley, Andy Schmid, Mike Stewart, Ryan Trost

November 1, 2018 |    1:00 pm ET

Incident responders are catching and remediating threats faster than ever, according to past SANS surveys. Much of their success can be attributed to improving technologies, such as threat intelligence–73 percent of respondents to last year’s survey said they were using threat intelligence to enable more accurate investigations.

This webcast will release results from the SANS 2018 Incident Response Survey, developed by Matt Bromiley, SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response (IR) instructor and GIAC board member. Matt will explore how integration and automation can help IR teams find efficiencies and protect their environments, including:

  • Processes and technologies that work best in responding to threats
  • Where and how intelligence, analytics, threat hunting and other new technologies fit into investigation workflow
  • Improving remediation workflow to thoroughly identify and clean impacted systems
  • Completing the loop to patch and repair vulnerabilities discovered in the investigation
  • Best ways to inform prevention systems to be on the lookout for similar threats
  • Benchmarking against past performance for continuous program improvement

Attend this webcast and gain access to the full survey report written by Matt Bromiley.


WEBINAR: How Are You Responding to Threats? SANS 2018 Incident Response Survey Results Part I

Speakers: Jim Jaeger (Arete Advisors), Matt Bromiley, Shelly Muse, Brennen Reynolds

October 31, 2018 |    1:00 pm ET

What new and continuing threats are responders uncovering in investigations, and how are they dealing with those threats? This webcast will release results from the SANS 2018 Incident Response Survey, developed by Matt Bromiley, SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response (IR) instructor and GIAC board member. Matt will examine how incident response teams are coping with organizational structures, resources and IR implementation in an ever-changing threat environment.

In this webcast, you will learn how organizations have structured their incident response functions, what systems they are conducting investigations on, the threats they are uncovering and how they’re uncovering them. For example:

  • What staffing, services and resources are they using, and how are they using them?
  • Are they still struggling with a silo mentality between operations and response?
  • During an investigation, are they able to get the data they need to fully discover the attack’s spread and remediate all traces?
  • How automated are these processes of data collection and discovery?

Attend this webcast and gain access to the full survey report written by Matt Bromiley.


WEBINAR: CISOs: Why Driving Your Cyber Liability Insurance Purchasing is Essential

Speakers: Jim Jaeger (Arete Advisors), Jared Phipps (SentinelOne)

September 12, 2018 |    10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

The critical role of CISOs is emerging in the purchasing decisions in their organization’s Cyber Liability insurance in a way not seen before and the benefits include access to cybersecurity experts, reduced rates, increased communication across the organization, and preparedness for business interruption. In this webinar, Arete and SentinelOne’s cybersecurity experts will discuss the key information CISOs need to be able to build an effective and comprehensive Cyber Insurance Program, Incident Response and Incident Response Retainers, Assessments and how they are an important part of a comprehensive Cyber Insurance Program, and the most effective ways CISOs can help to reduce costs associated with cyber-attacks with next generation deep visibility and automated response.


WEBINAR: Cybersecurity Incident Response: Four Lessons to Learn from High Profile Cases

Speakers: Jim Jaeger (Arete Advisors), Doug Hudson (Coalfire), Chris Lietz (Coalfire)

April 11, 2018 |    10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET  |    Available on demand

Most enterprises know that they are constantly under attack and are continuously at risk of losing control of sensitive or confidential information. That’s why it is a commonly-accepted best practice to have an incident response plan in place and to practice it regularly. However, after examining the plans and practice exercises of hundreds of clients, we have observed that many organizations still haven’t fully embraced the hard lessons we all can learn from real-world, high-profile security incidents. Join experts from Coalfire and Arete Advisors to deconstruct the response efforts from several high-profile incidents and provide practical lessons you can learn and apply to your organization’s incident response plans and the proactive steps you can take to avoid damaging losses and impacts to your organization.


WEBINAR: You Cannot Protect What You Don’t Know or Can’t See: Next Generation Network Must Haves for Data Protection and Endpoint Forensics

Speakers: Jim Jaeger (Arete Advisors), Jared Phipps (SentinelOne), Chris Bates (SentinelOne)

April 5, 2018 |    10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET  |    Available on demand

A data breach happens in seconds, but identifying that a breach has even occurred takes an average of 191* days. 50% of web traffic today is encrypted, (and Gartner predict this will increase to 80% by 2019**), providing a simple trick for attackers to hide their threats and communications channels. Securing your endpoints is the most effective way to manage cyber risk. However, the endpoint is the most vulnerable and exposed attack surface in the network today.


WEBINAR: ISSA International Series: Privacy vs. Security Webinar

Arete Speaker: Jim Jaeger

February 27, 2018 |    12:00 pm ET   |    Available on demand

We are all concerned about Privacy. Every day there we hear about multiple PII breach announcements. Our current solution – let’s create laws to require announcements and levy fines to encourage proper activities and protections. With GDPR looming on the horizon, as the most recent and perhaps the most comprehensive regulation yet, we find ourselves wondering if others will adopt similar regulations. If so, do we as security professionals need to be concerned about our ability to perform forensic analysis, and gather information outside of our realm of direct influence to identifier a hacker? Do elements of GDPR create a situation in which hunting for a hacker might violate their privacy rights? In the end will companies still be able to monitor and protect their assets as they do today, or will it require a change? This webinar will provide insight into the Privacy vs Security Debate.