Xcitium Webinar Vol-5

CISO Blend Webinar Series Vol. 5: When Even the Silver Bullets are Failing, Human Shield Defenses for Combating Cybercrime Today

November 30, 2pm ET

Threat actors harnessing the capability of converged technology for nefarious activities is deepening its hold on corporate America. As CISOs find ways to deal with the annoyance of spam and phishing campaigns, they’re now faced with more sophisticated hackers using methods like deep fake capabilities to socially engineer employees into giving up sensitive information. Even multi-factor authentication, once deemed a silver bullet, is no longer fool proof.

Patricia Titus, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer at Markel will join Tim Bandos, EVP of SOC Services at Xcitium to discuss human shield defenses of well-educated employees like adding additional controls to certain corporate transactions, corrective actions for MFA Bombing and more to provide best practices for combatting new methods of cybercrime like these in today’s world.

CISO Blend

Meet Your Host

Tim Bandos
Tim Bandos

EVP, SOC Services | Xcitium


Tim Bandos, is the Executive Vice President of SOC Security Services at Xcitium; delivering endpoint & network detection and response. An expert in incident response and threat hunting, he has over 18 years of experience in cybersecurity. Throughout his career, Bandos has expertly guided CISOs at major corporations on risk mitigation and cybersecurity best practices and has educated security professionals through speaking sessions at prestigious security conferences around the world, including RSA and Black Hat.

Meet Your CISO Guest

Levi Yaron
Patricia Titus

Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer


Patricia Titus is the Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer at Markel Corporation. Previously, Ms. Titus was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Freddie Mac, Symantec, Unisys Corporation and the Transportation Security Administration within the Department of Homeland Security. She is focused on transforming, implementing and maintaining a robust cyber security and privacy programs.

Ms. Titus serves on the Board of Directors for Black Kite and Girl Scouts for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Glasswing Ventures and Comodo Cybersecurity. Ms. Titus also worked and lived overseas for several years in various positions within the U.S. Department of Defense, the State Department and various private sector firms. She has more than 25 years of security executive management experience.

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