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Human-Centric Cybersecurity

RSA 2018
Mon, Apr 16 - Fri, Apr 20
in San Francisco, CA
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We know you don’t have time to waste—on the job or at the Moscone. Visit us at booth N3525 to find out how Forcepoint’s human-centric cybersecurity products provide the fastest way to proactively identify risk and protect your people, critical data, and networks.

Join Forcepoint researchers and security experts to learn about next-generation data protection, behavior analytics, secure cloud apps, enterprise firewalls, and cross-domain transfer products to eliminate risk, drive much-needed transformation, and achieve your mission. 

In addition to the booth presentations and demos, join Forcepoint’s cybersecurity experts at their sessions:

Our Sessions

Extending Behavioral Insights into Risk Adaptive Protection & Enforcement

Moscone North 20

Apr 17, 2018 |
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Moscone Center, San Francisco

Carefree attitudes towards data protection in the workplace have caused traditional network perimeters to dissolve and data visibility to diminish. An increasingly mobile workforce, combination of work and personal information on devices, and growing use of cloud services are all key contributors to this change.

The traditional threat-centric approach is to apply rigid policies to decide what is good or bad without context. This black-and-white approach results in frustrated users and overwhelmed admins. The reality is, everybody operates in the grey.

Guy Filippelli, vice president of User and Data Security, will discuss how a human-centric cybersecurity approach adapts to user behavior and helps security teams make better decisions.

We will explore how an effective data security system should cut through the noise of alerts and provide early warning signals to prevent important data loss. Cybersecurity that integrates capabilities like DLP and UEBA for risk-adaptive protection is tailored to the identity and intent of the individual user and continuously adjusts as behavior changes.


Guy Filippelli, Vice President of User and Data Security, Forcepoint

Guy Filippelli

Guy Filippelli is vice president of Forcepoint’s User and Data Security solutions. He has more than 15 years of experience building software teams to solve some of the world’s most challenging data and integration problems.

Most recently, he served as founder and CEO of RedOwl, a behavior analytics company that won RSA’s 2014 Innovation Sandbox contest, acquired by Forcepoint in August 2017. He began his career as a US Army intelligence officer and is the 2007 recipient of the National Intelligence Medallion for his work in analytics.

Guy holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar.

Meerah Rajavel

Meerah Rajavel

Chief Information Officer

Meerah Rajavel is the chief information officer (CIO) for Forcepoint. In this role she leads internal cybersecurity, information technology and customer cloud operations teams that support Forcepoint’s global employees as well as its human-centric cybersecurity strategy, product portfolio and services.

Cyber Fatigue and What We Can Do About It

Moscone West 2008

Apr 18, 2018 |
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Moscone Center, San Francisco

Dr. Richard Ford, chief scientist, is revitalizing the CISO’s mission of stopping risk and threats. New vulnerabilities keep cropping up, trapping us in a “tyranny of the urgent” mindset that causes us to focus on the day-to-day rather than the big picture.

The fight is wearing security professionals down. These challenges can range from having a threat-centric view of the world, which means that security is never done, to a limited view of the CISO’s mission.

Join us to learn how the CISO’s role needs to broaden, moving from a narrow threat-centric approach to being truly at the boardroom table driving the business. We need to start focusing on mitigating risk and losses rather than a “yes/no” perspective. Moving toward security approaches that understand user intent is an important step in making the world a better, more secure place.


Dr Richard Ford, Forcepoint Chief Scientist

Dr. Richard Ford

Chief Scientist

Ford has over 25 years’ experience in computer security, having worked with both offensive and defensive technology solutions. During his career, Ford has held positions with Virus Bulletin, IBM Research, Command Software Systems, and NTT Verio. In addition to work in the private sector, he has also worked in academia, having held an endowed chair in Computer Security, and worked as Head of the Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity Department at the Florida Institute of Technology. Under his leadership, the University was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Research by the DHS and NSA. He has published numerous papers and holds several patents in the security area.

Ford holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and D.Phil. in Physics from the University of Oxford. In addition to his work, he is an accomplished jazz flutist and Instrument Rated Pilot.