December 16, 2021
by Eileen Manning, Co-Founder, Executive Producer, Cyber Security Summit
As we wrap up the year and reflect on another Cyber Security Summit, I want to express my gratitude to the army of people without whom this event and this organization could not exist.
The 11th Annual Cyber Security Summit brought together over 1,000 cyber security professionals, tuning in from 21 countries and 43 states to engage in over 90 individual sessions. The planning, organization, and management of those many presentations required the hard work and dedication of so many people working for an entire year beforehand.
I want to express my thanks to the following:
Tom Sheffield led over 20 program committee members throughout the year to develop Summit General Session content.
Tina Meeker for the CyberWomen content. Starting with the morning networking, followed by brain hacking, or meditation, as the muggles call it.
Paul Veeneman pulled together a diverse set of perspectives for an afternoon examining the challenges posed by the Internet of Things.
David LaBelle for his work securing our IT infrastructure.
Chris Buse for his work on the Visionary Leadership Awards.
Those think tank members who, led by David Notch, came on-site across the three days to provide technical support.
My staff at The Event Group, who worked tirelessly to produce this event with me.
Finally, all those who attended, for your tireless work in securing our increasingly complex digital environments and moving the needle towards a safer and more interconnected world.
With the help of so many people, 2021 was a great year for the Cyber Security Summit, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2022!
Most recently, Eileen was recognized by SANS as one of a few select “People Who Made a Difference in Security in 2021. She has also been honored with a Women in Business Award; Progress Minnesota Award recognizing entrepreneurs and organizations that are driving business growth and economic development in Minnesota in innovative ways such as creating the Cyber Security Summit. Titans of Technology and an international Enterprising Woman of the Year Award. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and an active Board Member.