Working in IT often means finding creative ways to make the best of a situation you’ve been handed. Whether it’s fixing problems you didn’t cause or adapting to changes that leadership failed to account for, it’s all about figuring out how to keep repairing the proverbial airplane while it’s flying—and 2020 hasn’t really made things any easier for anyone.

To provide a bit of a respite for weary IT decision makers—and also because we’re geeks who will take any excuse to talk shop!—Ars is organizing a livestreamed roundtable discussion next week starring Ars IT/infosec Editor Emeritus Sean Gallagher, where he’ll sit down with our hand-picked panel of experts to discuss the ways in which businesses (and the ITDMs within them) are adapting their processes and strategies around the new reality of remote work, pandemic, and whatever the hell else is happening in the world right now.

Look who’s talking

We’ve pulled in three panelists to converse with Sean:

  • Marcus J. Carey, Enterprise Architect, ReliaQuest. Marcus has spent his more than 20-year career working in penetration testing, incident response, and digital forensics with federal agencies such as the NSA, DC3, DIA, and DARPA.
  • Katie Moussouris, CEO of LutaSecurity. A computer hacker with more than 20 years of professional cybersecurity experience and co-author and co-editor of ISO 29147 (on vulnerability disclosure), ISO 30111 (on the vulnerability handling processes), and ISO 27034 (on secure development).
  • Ed Skoudis, SANS Instructor & Fellow, and Counter Hack Founder. Ed has taught cyber incident response and advanced penetration testing techniques to more than 12,000 cybersecurity professionals.

How and when to watch and submit questions

We’ll be getting started a week from today on Thursday October 15 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time (see other time zones), and we’ll be broadcasting the event on Zoom. If you’re sick of Zoom meetings, we’ll also be livestreaming on Twitter.

If you’d like to submit questions in advance that you might like the panel to address, the best way to do it is to register for the meeting and stuff your question into the queue there so we can see it. (I’ll also be keeping an eye on this article’s discussion thread to harvest starter questions.)

We’re looking forward to seeing you there—think of it like group IT therapy with Ars, and everyone’s invited!

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