Cyber Security Summit Blog

December 16, 2021by Simon Bracey Lane Cybersecurity 2021, a Year in Review The world continues to become increasingly hyper-competitive and uncertain. States, sub-state and non-state actors use all the tools of statecraft, short of open conflict, to inflict damage on their adversaries. Power is commonly exercised through an interconnected matrix of operations that seek to erode confidence in governance institutions; influence populations/policymakers and steer nations to actions more favourable to another. Cyber security is a frequently used component of that matrix and impacts every level of our societies. Cyber security issues have become household concerns. I am hearing my mum ...
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December 16, 2021by 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 ...
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Thursday, November 17, 2021by Cyber Security Summit In her keynote address at the 11th Annual Cyber Security Summit, Director Easterly outlined CISA’s role as a unique, public-private collaborative entity designed to understand, manage, and reduce cybersecurity risk for all Americans. Director Easterly outlined how CISA is witnessing a fundamental shift in the collaborative paradigm, moving from public-private partnerships into true operational collaboration. Changing from information sharing to information enabling. Making sure CISA provides timely, relevant and actionable data that can be used by network defenders to ensure the security of their environments. She went on to discuss how the last ...
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By Simon Bracey Lane, PhD student, University of Canberra. A driving force of the Cyber Security Summit is the goal of resolving issues that matter to people. The small business session features experts who know how to secure a small business. No matter your company’s size, by the end of this session you will be able to: -- Identify the threats to your bottom line. -- Secure your business without breaking the bank. -- Know where to go for support from governmental bodies. -- Get yourself fighting fit to comply with the government supply chain requirements. The session will begin ...
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By Simon Bracey Lane, PhD student, University of Canberra. The Cyber Security Summit is delighted to announce this year’s winners of the 2021 Visionary Leadership Awards (VLA). Celebrating those on the cutting edge of the field is a vital component of the Cyber Security Summit. Each year the Summit presents awards in 9 categories, with one special award being selected for Founder’s Choice. Otherwise known as the Morrie’s, this award is named after Robert Tappan Morris, the American computer scientist who notably created the first computer worm on the Internet. Morris later went on to make significant contributions to computer ...
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By Simon Bracey Lane, PhD student, University of Canberra. The topic of this year’s Cyber Security Summit is the Power and Peril of Connection. Connections are powerful. The value of our interpersonal connections became evident in 2020 as the pandemic changed the way we interact with colleagues, friends, and family. The proliferation of mobile devices and sensors in everyday items has created the most powerful network of interconnected devices imaginable. But with great power comes great responsibility, as these devices present a huge growth in our societies’ attack surfaces. This rapid growth of connectivity requires security professionals to adapt and ...
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By Simon Bracey Lane, PhD student, University of Canberra. As our societies become more interconnected, the threat vectors adversaries exploit to damage our critical infrastructure has also grown. The Cyber Security Summit’s Monday programming will allow participants to engage with a broad array of topics that impact cybersecurity in the public sector, healthcare and IoT device space. Inaugural Public Sector Workshop The Summit’s Public Sector Workshop will be introduced by Rohit Tandon who serves as CISO for the State of Minnesota’s IT services and Carlos Kizzee, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement at the Center for Internet Security. These accomplished experts ...
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By Harry Moseley, Global Chief Information Officer, Zoom Video Communications original blog post: https://blog.zoom.us/work-is-something-people-do-it-is-not-a-place/ Work is something we do, not a place we have to be. At least, not anymore. Now that employees have clearly demonstrated they can work productively from anywhere, it’s time to carry the agile, flexible technology core to pandemic continuity into a new age focused on an elevated employee experience, engagement, and exponential growth. According to the Modern Computing Alliance (MCA) digital paper “Future is Flexible,” strategic technology adoption is a mandate emerging out of a “new pace of change.” Those that keep up will gain ...
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Managing the uncertainty of the pandemic Thursday, September 9, 2021by Eileen Manning, Co-Founder, Executive Producer, Cyber Security Summit Dear Colleagues, As we approach the 11th annual Cyber Security Summit this fall, we have been inundated with questions about the safety of in-person attendance. Since the pandemic’s onset, keeping our attendees safe has been our top priority. To inform our decision-making, we’ve taken a measured approach to assess the Covid landscape, consulting with a spectrum of stakeholders and gleaning insights from trusted data points. Recently, we’ve observed a marked shift. Between last Tuesday and Friday, Minnesota added an average of 1,882 ...
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The 11th Annual Cyber Security Summit is fast approaching! This year’s theme, The Power and Peril of Connection, will feature more than 100 speakers discussing the critical cybersecurity topics that link us all together, for better or worse. Our program committee has been hard at work for months creating a program that will give you valuable insights and thought-providing ideas that you can take back to your organization. As you have recently read, the entire Summit will be held virtually this year to ensure the safety of our speakers and attendees. To ensure a robust and scalable event, the Cyber ...
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