New challenges are driving change.

In this exciting talk, Ben Johnson of Obsidian Security and Jason Hale of Ankura Consulting, discuss the current landscape of SaaS security, the importance of cloud detection and response capabilities, and the transformation of practitioners driven by the proliferation of SaaS deployment.

What’s covered:

  • The current state of SaaS and what security risks are on the rise.
  • Key SaaS cloud detection mechanisms and strategies for discovering unauthorized activity in SaaS platforms.
  • Recommendations for improving detection and response in SaaS platforms such as log retention and process optimization

This session is intended for security practitioners and leaders with SaaS security interests or concerns.



CTO & Co-Founder, Obsidian Security

Ben Johnson is CTO and co-founder of Obsidian Security. Prior to founding Obsidian, he co-founded Carbon Black and most recently served as the company’s Chief Security Strategist. As the company’s original CTO, he led efforts to create the powerful capabilities that helped define the next-generation endpoint security space. Prior to Carbon Black, Ben was an NSA computer scientist and later worked as a cyber engineer in an advanced intrusion operations division for the intelligence community. Ben is active in the cybersecurity community, where he is a technical advisor to the US FISA Court and sits on the boards of multiple security startups.

Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Newport Beach, CA with his wife and three sons.


Director of Security Investigations Ankura

Jason Hale is a Director at Ankura with more than twelve years of experience in the digital forensics field. Jason has consulted on hundreds of investigations spanning cybersecurity, incident response, civil litigation, and corporate investigations across a range of industry verticals such as healthcare, financial, energy, legal, and telecommunications.

In addition, Jason has presented at numerous cybersecurity and digital forensic conferences and serves as an adjunct instructor of digital forensics at the University of Louisville.