Ascend: Resolver Security Summit
We're thrilled to invite you to Ascend: Resolver Security Summit on May 15-17, 2023! Join us for two days of discussions about what's next in security. Hear from security industry leaders, get hands on training from experts, and earn CPE credits. Tap into a network of your peers while also enjoying evening events and the beautiful surroundings of the Woodlands Resort, including a pool, golf course, and sun-filled outdoor patios.
Who is attending?
From practitioners to leaders, gather with professionals who are responsible for their organization's security operations. Learn and network with peers in your sector and beyond.
What does your conference pass include?
- Two-day conference access
- CPE-accredited sessions
- All breakfast, lunches, and breaks
- Monday evening cocktail reception
- Tuesday evening social
- Conference backpack + giveaways
*Accommodations are not included
Grab your badge and welcome package as you officially check-in to the conference. Take your time to get settled into the Woodlands Resort, read through the agenda for the upcoming days, and enjoy the venue.
Join us for a fun-filled evening and meet and network with other conference attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Drinks and apps are on us!
Chief Linskey takes his audience with him on a journey throughout his career which ended as Boston’s top cop. His presentation has audience members feeling as if they are running towards bullets and bombs with the Chief as he leads the hunt for the terrorists during the Boston Marathon Bombing Attack.
Linskey began his career with the Boston Police Department as the youngest officer in their history starting his service before he could legally possess alcohol. Three days before his official graduation from the police academy he was put in a blue uniform, given his service revolver, and assigned to the corner of Boylston and Hereford Streets to protect the Boston Marathon. He rose through the ranks in various assignments during triumph and tragedy always working as a member of, developing, or leading highly effective teams and units. His entire career Chief Linskey had been striving and working towards becoming the best leader he could be while developing his team.
His quest for leadership took him to the swamps of the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Paris Island to the Crossroads of the Marine Corps at Quantico, the Marine Officers training program. It had him climbing trees and hiding in dumpsters as he led squads of undercover officers conducting operations against violent street gangs, and drug dealers. It lead him to the halls of Harvard’s elite executive development programs, and back to Quantico at FBI National Academy. His leadership journey included watching great leaders at their best as well as some leaders who would fall short during their assignments and challenges.
His work ethic, knowledge, ability to drive results and effectively develop teams, and his ability to be at his best during challenging circumstances, led to his appointment as Chief of the Department at the age of 43. Twenty-Seven years after he started his career he arrived at the same street corner where he first wore his blue uniform to see devastation beyond his worst nightmares. He was overwhelmed by the carnage and froze for the first time in his career. Fearing for his life and the hundreds of others around him he wanted to flee but knew that was not an option. He took several deep breaths and forced open his "File Cabinet of Leadership", he had been accumulating information in his brain his entire life. He opened that cabinet up and led his team as they raced to save lives and find those responsible.
His presentation will provide lessons on leading before, during, and after the crisis. The Chief will share how he and others effectively led team members to prepare and respond to unthinkable challenges. The Chief’s presentation will at moments have the audience laughing, most assuredly learning and thinking, while oftentimes wiping a tear from their eye as he shares what his community, cops and his family went through that week in April. He will provide information for everyone’s "File Cabinet of Leadership."
The Four Pillars of Successful Threat Protection Programs
Organizations with highly impactful threat protection programs master four key capabilities: signal detection, signal enrichment, threat assessment, and response. Join us to learn how leading threat teams master these areas and provide a template for building greater maturity in your threat program, so you can find the potential in your data and prevent the next major incident.
Incident Management: Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Application
This session offers an end-to-end walk-through of our incident management application which empowers security teams to protect their organization and prove their value by providing better visibility, clearer insights, and greater efficiency.
Building A Strong Foundation – Best Practices for Creating and Modifying Objects in Resolver
Objects form the foundation on which all aspects of Resolver are built. In this session, you'll learn how to create and modify the objects you need to build robust and efficient process that support your objectives.
The Intersection of Threat Intelligence, Case Management and Protecting People – Through the Lens of Executive Protection
Steve Powers will lead an interactive discussion about the importance of curated information and intelligence when protecting Executives. Steve will focus on the various shades of gray and how important information curation is in making serious decision about protecting our leaders. Furthermore, Steve will discuss the role(s) and limitations of (1) immediate raw intelligence in times of crisis, (2) refined actionable intelligence products and (3) routine delivery of intelligence products to inform the overall Executive Protection Program or function – and more importantly establishing the mechanisms for the timely passage of each to those who need to know at the various stages of the threat lifecycle.
Incidents to Insights
Better visibility, clearer insights, greater impact. The world's leading corporate security teams rely on their ability to effectively capture and analyze security data to protect their organization and prove their value. This session will provide an overview of best practices for capturing incident reports, case evidence, and other security data from across the organization, how-to transform incidents into insights and analyzing key risk and performance indicators and how-to create data-driven recommendations to fast-track security investments
Maximize Your Operational Efficiency - Introduction to Workflow Building & Customization Pt 1
In this session, you'll learn how to build and customize workflows to match your processes.
Workplace Violence and Active Assailant Preparation - A Holistic Approach
Matt and Daniel will lead an interactive discussion about what leading-edge organizations are doing to proactively combat workplace violence (in all its forms) as well as proactively address the lingering threats of an active assailant. A comprehensive and modern solution involves a cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplined approach including elements from business unit leadership, human resources/capital, legal, marketing, PR, security, executive-level buy in and the general employee citizenry. Important components include specialized training and awareness at all levels of the organization, established reporting capabilities, investigative and assessment expertise, proper training in threat intervention, physical and technical security components, law enforcement liaison, business continuity and resilience planning, etc. Matt and Danny will break down each element and provide tools and strategies to better safeguard and protect your organization from the threats associated with workplace violence and active assailants.
Investigating a Whistleblower Complaint
Former FBI Special Agent and current Managing Director at Kroll, Sherine Ebadi, will provide some pro tips and tricks for conducting an effective internal investigation. Come learn from an expert how to prepare for, execute, and manage the potential risks associated with the investigative process.
Maximize Your Operational Efficiency - Introduction to Workflow Building & Customization Pt 2
In this session, you'll learn how to build and customize workflows to match your processes.
In this session we'll cover how Resolver is investing in innovative solutions to help our customers overcome the most pervasive and impactful challenges facing security teams.
The Importance of a Modern and Standardized Approach to Threat Assessment & Management including an introduction to the "RAGE-V Methodology"
Steve Powers will lead an interactive discussion about the importance of standardizing an organization's approach to threat management and threat assessment, thus reducing potential liability, reducing blind spots, tightening duty of care fulfillment and providing an all around better solution to the organization. Steve will touch on industry leading best practices, the power of reliable and actionable information as well as some of the challenges conducting modern-day threat management and assessments – including accepting inherent limitations and operating smartly with hypotheses.
Metrics That Matter: The Top 10 Reports Every Security Team Should Have
Today's leaders, whether they be in sales, marketing, finance, or customer support, all rely on data to drive their decision making and prove their impact. Security leaders should be no different, yet security lags other functions when it comes to data collection and usage. This webinar showcases the top 10 reports that every security team should have at their fingertips with an emphasis on how each report can support decision making or help prove the value of security.
Elevate Your Vantage Point - Introduction to Resolver's Data Collection and Communication Tools
Resolver offers a wide array of tools to help security teams collect information from across the enterprise and communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders. In this session, you'll learn how to make most of reporting portals, email templates and integration, confidential reporting tools, and more.
Emerging Social Media, Opportunities for Threat Intelligence
Hear about the evolving tech and social media landscape and how threat intelligence can be leveraged to protect your company, people, and assets. Learn about emerging social media platforms, including traditional, alt social, and diving into deep and dark web. See how users are adopting the platforms, what types of intelligence can be discovered, and how to best gather key intel. Look into case studies on how to use Navigator to detect doxxing, physical threats, and GeoPolitical risks.
Transforming Security by Reimagining All-Hazards Risk Mitigation for 2030 Resiliency Performance & Value
We are ascending! All-hazards resiliency may be our next high-value, brand protection offering. Gone are the days when guns, gates and guards were sufficient security theater to impress our sponsors. Arguably, we left an impression, and the perception lingers. It is no surprise that discerning Chief Financial Officers and their leadership peers want more. Our transformation began in earnest mid-COVID. Public Safety first-responders were hit hard by the pandemic and social justice policy disagreement. Despite these developments and significant economic headwinds, we once again answered the bell to modify access control, track traveler and home office wellness, and hone our risk, threat and vulnerability intelligence for other fast-forming concerns. We continue to optimize services and technologies that likely, were never fully integrated.
Despite accolades and accomplishments, we have not yet fully told our Value Story. In an era of continuing critical events and threats, we must continue inform brand leaders for wiser, RoI-capable strategies. Operational risk is now ever-present and fluid. Our path to resilience is rigorous. Proven practices are not just our job. They are our measured means to enable brand mission and the strategic plan through persuasive business cases. Rising compliance and stakeholder expectations demand, for continuously improving cyber, environmental health, safety and security protection can be met. This session may be either serve as the beginning or the continuation of your value story; to support incremental resilience, if not operational excellence.
Up Your Insights & Enhance Your Reporting: Introduction to Dashboard Building
Join our product experts to learn how you can leverage our new dashboarding capabilities to draw greater insights from your data and streamline your reporting.
What's The Buzz on Drones?
Once a novelty, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) have become a phenomenon for hobbyists and a valuable commercial tool for delivery of goods, aerial mapping, property inspection, environmental monitoring, and large-event oversight, to name just a few applications. UASs—or, more colloquially, drones—now find themselves as a promising tool in the private security market.
According to a 2020 forecast by Coherent Market Insights, the market for safety and security drones is expected to grow at a 34.7% compound annual growth rate to 2027. Applications driving this growth, according to the report, are crowd management, asset management, patrolling, and surveillance operations.
This session will explore the following questions:
- Which organizations/industries use drones for private security?
- Which applications have been the most successful?
- What are common drawbacks/problems?
- How do you start a drone program, including make the business case?
- What are the pertinent legal, regulatory, licensing issues?
- What are preferred payloads and controller preferences?
- What lessons can be learned for law enforcement drone programs?
- Can drones show ROI?
A $22M Security Breach changed The Boston Beer Company, Practically and Culturally
Up Your Insights & Enhance Your Reporting: Making The Most of Your Reports
Join our product experts to learn best practices that will help you make the most of Resolver's reporting tools.
Peer-to-Peer Learning: Benefits of Migrating from Perspective to Core
In this session you'll hear from 3 customers who have migrated from Perspective to Core and get their perspective on the migration process and the benefits of transferring their program to Core.
Building the Business Case for Security Investments
Security teams often struggle to communicate their value to the organization and unlock funding for necessary programs and resources. In this session, we'll show you how to build an effective business case for security investments and gain buy-in across the broader organization.
Capture What Counts - Introduction to Form Building
In this session, you'll learn how to maximize Resolver's form building capabilities and improve capture data.
Dan is the former Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department (BPD) and a 27-year veteran of the force. During this time, Dan provided strong leadership through some of the most tragic and contentious events in the city's history, including the Boston Marathon bombings and the Occupy Movement.
Dan serves clients in diverse industries with unique experience in investigations, crisis response, and risk management, as well as personal, physical, and operational security strategies. Widely respected for his knowledge of the complexities inherent in law enforcement and homeland security, Dan has also consulted with numerous national and international government agencies on a broad range of challenges, including large-scale event management, crisis leadership, and preparedness and community engagement strategies.
Sherine joins Kroll from the FBI where she worked as a fraud and financial investigations specialist on a complex financial crimes/public corruption squad for over 10 years.
She works with clients to build bespoke, solution-driven engagements. She actively manages investigative teams by directing case strategy, conducting critical and sensitive interviews, analyzing results of data analytics research and forensic accounting to drive investigative leads, preparing client reports, and testifying as an expert witness.
Francis leads the Security Executive Council's Security 2020™ and Next Generation Leadership initiatives. D'Addario is an accomplished all-hazards risk mitigation practitioner and strategy leader.
His influence and vision are credited with measured results for anomaly detection, asset recovery, business continuity, compliance, cost avoidance, crime prevention, information protection, investigations, operational auditing, policy governance, profit contribution, supply chain quality assurance and team engagement.
Ryan has spent nearly two decades delivering data-driven security technology services. As Vice President of Security and Investigations Products at Resolver, Thiessen focuses on bringing customer-focused solutions and innovation to Resolver's Corporate Security products.
Artem has an 18-year background in Security, 12 of which he spent at TJX Canada, where he headed up Technology, Analytics & centralized Investigations. Artem is currently focused on building Investigations and Threat solutions at Resolver.
Urvi joined Resolver in August 2022. As an Application Product Manager on the Corporate Security team at Resolver, Urvi is experienced in both the Incident Management and Command Center applications.
Prior to joining Resolver, Urvi spent 8 years in product teams at different organizations and successfully built web and mobile applications for customers in the healthcare and insurance space.
Matt leads Kroll's Security Risk Management North America Practice. A highly respected international security and foreign policy professional, his unique experiences in complex risk-related matters encompasses major international event preparedness, emergency action and crisis management, international and multi-jurisdictional investigations, continuity of government planning, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, counterespionage, protection of world leaders, safeguarding national security-priority venues, advanced security measures, critical asset protection, threat intelligence and international security-related foreign policy initiatives.
Jamie has been in the Enterprise SaaS space for over 20 years bringing products to market in the areas of Contract Management, Vendor Management, Supplier Management and now Corporate Security Management.
As Senior Product Manager for Security and Investigations at Resolver, Jamie combines proven product management principles with Resolver's leading technology platform to bring solutions to problems our customers care about.
With more than twenty years in the security industry, Neil has worked with both corporate and government clients to implement technology that addresses the evolving threat landscape. His work at LifeRaft focuses on leveraging the wealth of online data sources, trends, and new technologies to enhance threat intelligence in the security sector.
Steve brings 30 years of experience in global security risk management, program development and implementation, and training in diverse and high-risk global environments. He possesses a deep understanding of brand-related risk and brings innovative, cost-effective solutions across the risk spectrum.
Steve is a former U.S. Marine officer with a specialization in signals intelligence and electronic warfare.
As a Solution Engineer, Jady helps Resolver's Corporate Security customers by sharing her extensive product knowledge and tapping into her natural curiosity to understand each business's unique needs and requirements.
She provides immersive experiences to help our customers envision the short-term possibilities and long-term evolution of their risk programs with Resolver.
Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE, is a security professional, attorney, writer, researcher, executive, and principal of Global Insights in Professional Security. He is also a senior advisor for Cardinal Point Strategies and the Network Contagion Research Institute, a leadership columnist for Security magazine, and a Certified Insider Risk Program Manager. He consults in security robotics, executive protection, access control, security strategy, security and law enforcement training, and many other topics. He also serves as an expert witness in security-related litigation.
The former Chief Global Knowledge and Learning Officer for ASIS International, Mike founded the CSO Roundtable (now CSO Center) and served as editor and publisher of Security Management. He has advised the Chief Security Officers of hundreds of the world’s largest companies.
Mike was named the #1 most influential person in global security in the thought leadership category by IFSEC for 2022, after coming in sixth in 2021. He was also named 2022 Outstanding U.S. Security Consultant (OSPAs), and one of Security magazine’s most influential people in security in 2019. He has received more than a dozen awards for his security writings. A graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Law School, Mike has certificates and certifications in security from The Wharton School, IE Business School, Tel Aviv University International, Signpost Six, ASIS International, and R.L. Oatman School of Executive Protection, Mike is president of the Global Life Safety Alliance and heads the security committee for a large house of worship. He mentors several young professionals.
As a Customer Success Manager, Darren helps customers achieve their desired outcomes by guiding them through the product journey. Working closely with customers to understand their needs, identify pain points, and offer solutions that will improve their experience, Darren also helps bridge the gap between customers and Resolver, ensuring that customers are satisfied and successful with their investment in technology.
Mary Ann Polad is the Director of EHS, Security & Sustainability for The Boston Beer Company, the maker of Sam Adams, Truly, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea – a role she has held since 2013. Engaging coworkers, teaching and coaching on safe behavior is her passion, with a focus on empowering people to use their awareness skills and become problem solvers. Mary Ann has led safety organizations since the late 1990s, with a heavy focus on manufacturing. Her early safety years were spent in the trash and recycling business where she learned to drive a rubbish truck in downtown Boston in order to teach driver safety.
She holds a degree in Sociology from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire – an education that has served her well as a safety and security coach. Mary Ann is the 2021 Boston Beer Company President’s Award recipient for her work managing the company’s Pandemic response. She lives in Boston with her family, a few animals and several classic cars. Her favorite beer is Sam Adams Boston Lager.
Since joining Resolver, Harrison has focused on taking the knowledge and practices of the world's leading security teams and productizing them to enable any organization to build a mature and effective security program.
LeeAnn is a skilled product marketer and strategist for Resolver's Corporate Security solutions for Incident Management, Security Risk Management, Security Operations, and Threat Protection.
Mary joined Resolver six years ago as a member of the Customer Success Team. Prior to working at Resolver, she was a customer for 11 years. She worked in Corporate Security and Surveillance for a casino company based in Las Vegas where she implemented Resolver tools for her team that spanned 15 properties with 1,500 officers. Her operational background left her with a unique understanding of our product, our customers, and how the two intersect.
Laura is a dynamic and results-driven Solution Engineering Manager at Resolver, where she has worked for over four years. With an extensive background in customer success and relationship management, Laura partners with customers across all verticals, including GRC, Corporate Security, and Information Security, to help them achieve their goals. She manages a high-performing Solutions Engineering team and is passionate about sharing the benefits of Resolver’s solutions with potential and existing customers.
Ascend 2023 takes place at The Woodlands Resort, about 30 minutes from Houston, TX.
The Woodlands Resort
2301 N Millbend Dr.
The Ascend room block ends April 24, 2023. Room blocks are first come, first served and are subject to availability.