Pandemic Life for One Security Professional

360 days ago, Gov Walz ordered all MN schools to close beginning March 18, 2020. Our school district started a couple days earlier, canceling classes starting on the 16th. My kids were excited; that meant Spring break started a week early for them. Since my wife works in healthcare, that meant I was working from […]

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Good strategic planning and flexible leadership helped our families during the pandemic

By Idrissa DavisMarch 10, 2021 Fortunately, our strategic planning put our District in a good position when the pandemic hit.  We had previously deployed iPads to student’s grades K – 12. For those students that didn’t take devices home we scheduled family pickups at elementary sites and implemented home deliveries.  We quickly found out that […]

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Think about how much we achieved in 12 Months

By Tyler Olson and Tim Herman March 15, 2021 One year ago, the world turned upside down. If anyone would have told us that everything around us was going to pivot and become 100 percent work from home overnight, we would never have believed it. People are resilient though. History has shown us that in […]

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The Lost Art of Communicating Before, During and After an Incident

By Loren Dealy Mahler Conversations around incident response tend to start and stop with tips for pursuing the perfect blend of skills, technology and resource allocation to detect and mitigate any event. Rarely is enough attention paid to the external factors that traditionally contribute significantly to the long-term costs of an event. Communication is chief […]

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Don’t say “Breach”

By Phil Schenkenberg and Zenus Franklin February 9, 2021 Privacy and cyber lawyers say “Incident Response” rather than “Breach Response” for a reason.  Consider training your organization to use the word “incident” until legal counsel calls something a “breach.” Is it really that big of a deal? Maybe, and maybe not.  You may know someone […]

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2021 Predictions for Cybersecurity

By Cyber Security Summit Think Tank January 21, 2021 Last year, the pandemic dealt our industry an immense upheaval that forced many to pivot wildly to secure critical infrastructure and data. With the lessons learned and challenges that remain – how will 2021 shake out? Members of the Cyber Security Summit Think Tank weighed in, […]

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2021 Summit Co-Chairs Set the Stage for Meaningful Connections, Relevant Learning Opportunities

While the 11th Annual Cyber Security Summit (Oct 25-27) is still months away, we’ve already kicked off 2021 with big plans. Co-Chairs Jennifer Czaplewski (Target) and Wade Van Guilder (World Wide Technology) share a passion and a unique vision for this year’s Summit. Read on to learn how their predictions for the new year are […]

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Securing the Technology Supply Chain: Through Authentication and Transparency, will 2021 be the Year?

By Rohit Tandon, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Minnesota January 19, 2021 After a challenging year of responding to unprecedented cyber activities related to the global pandemic, racial injustice, and election security, the 2020 Holiday Season was finally in sight.  Then, on December 13th, news broke that the year had one more surprise for […]

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International Webinars

Podcasts of Cyber Security Summit’s monthly webinars are online and free to listen to. Go to https://anchor.fm/cyber-security-summit. 2020 VIP All-Access Pass holders can watch the webinars for free at https://vimeo.com/showcase/7413472. Contact registrations@eventshows.com if you have trouble accessing. Webinar details can be found on our website at https://www.cybersecuritysummit.org/webinar-series. Webinars will resume in February.

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The Five Most Impactful Cyber Tech Trends of 2020

By Jeremy Swenson December 16, 2020 Every year we like to review the most impactful security, technology and business happenings from the prior year. This year is unique as the pandemic is a major catalyst for the five trends we identify, and all are likely to continue having a significant impact in the coming year.1) […]

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Hidden Heroes of 10th Annual Cyber Security Summit

By Eileen Manning, Executive Producer, Cyber Security Summit November 19, 2020 The 10th Annual Cyber Security Summit took place October 26-28, 2020, with over 125 speakers presenting more than 50 sessions to nearly 1,000 cyber security leaders from across the U.S. and 21 foreign countries. As has become standard during this pandemic year, the Summit […]

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Women in Cyber: Leading through a Perfect Storm

By Tina Meeker, Sr. Dir. of Information Security, Sleep Number; VP, WiCyS MNOctober 20, 2020 How can we improve the way we attract and retain an inclusive cyber workforce? How can we keep our teams feeling included, satisfied, and engaged, yet still have a semblance of work-life balance? In 2020, not only did organizations grapple […]

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Why Cybersecurity is more important than ever in this pandemic

By Joe Chow, SVP & Director, Specialized Business Services, Bremer BankOctober 21, 2020 The pandemic has redefined how small businesses handle cybersecurity. As much of the U.S. labor force continues to work from home, this shift in behavior has exposed many small businesses to new challenges and security risks. In 2020, 80% of businesses have […]

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Fresh Perspective, Strategic Insights: Previewing the 10th Annual Cyber Security Summit

By Tim Crothers and Catharine Trebnick, Co-Chairs, 2020 Cyber Security SummitOctober 15, 2020 It’s kick-off time! Next week the 10th annual Cyber Security Summit will get underway, and there’s still time for you to be a part of it. With all the challenges 2020 has thrown at us, the Summit has never been timelier. This […]

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Digital Transformation among the Uncertainties of Today

October 21, 2020 At the Cyber Security Summit’s Oct 27 CISO Forum, our expert panel will empower C-Suite executives and board rooms to navigate a strategic balance between the demand for digital transformation around a telecommuting workforce, and the need to conserve cash as they wait out the global crisis created by COVID-19. Ahead of […]

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