Cyber Security Summit Blog

Sept 14, 2022 Why CSOs and CISOs are Critical in the Boardroom And How to Accelerate Your Way to a Board Director Role. If you've ever thought, There's no place on a corporate board for someone with my background, You are wrong Yes, that is the title and here is the full thought … If you've ever thought, There's no place on a corporate board for someone with my background, You are wrong. 88% of boards view cybersecurity as a business risk, according to Gartner. Addressing cyber risk must start at the top: in the boardroom. The time is now ...
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by Jeremy Treadwell, COO, Treadwell Agency Sept 14, 2022 Futurist Jeremy Treadwell joins us for Summit next month. Jeremy’s futuristic view will provide us with a forward-thinking approach to what cyber leaders are facing in these uncertain times. JEREMY’S FUTURISTIC VIEW That is usually what most cyber leaders say after falling victim to an attack. As we all know, cybercrime is on the rise, and Cybersecurity Ventures estimates the annual economic toll to be approximately $6 trillion; by 2025. Every organization has a cyber approach to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and most companies analyze attack vectors to strengthen critical ...
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This month we are highlighting one of our premier keynote speakers, Beth Sanner. While she needs no introduction to cyber industry professionals, her name is known, we thought you might appreciate an update on what she will be sharing with us and her impressive cyber credentials. BETH’S KEYNOTE Adversaries Turning to Cyber as Weapon of ChoiceGrowing global competition and conflict, amplified by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are shifting the threat environment for nations and the private sector alike. Many of our adversaries are using, sponsoring, or planning to use cyber-attacks on Western companies and critical infrastructure for a variety of ...
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by Tina Meeker, Sr. Director of Information Security, Sleep Number Sept 14, 2022 Next month we have a plethora of amazing cyber programming for our 12th Annual Cyber Security Summit on October 24-26 at the DoubleTree-MSP Hilton here in Minneapolis. We’ve got three days of programming, 100+ sessions and 125+ presenters including professionals from the FBI, CISA, DHS and other key private sector and industry organizations. We’re confident that we have crafted this year’s Summit with speakers and programming with all levels of cyber professionals in mind beginning with our Technical Sessions Day on Monday, October 24th. There are three ...
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by Cody Chamberlain, Head of Product, NetSPIAugust 15, 2022 NetSPI CEO Aaron Shilts recently wrote an article that centered around this powerful statement: Technology cannot solve our greatest cybersecurity challenges. People can. As Head of Product, this statement gave me a critical opportunity to pause and reflect on my team’s purpose and ask, “What is the true intent of our technology innovation?” The answer was abundantly clear: Technology should empower people and maximize the value of human creativity, experience, and ingenuity. It should enable people to do more, with less. But it is not possible for technology nor people to ...
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by David Notch, CISO, Castlelake L.P.Cyber Security Summit 2022 Chair, Small Business Track August 15, 2022 According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses (defined by the SBA as less than 500 employees) represent over 99% of the businesses in the U.S. and create 64% of new jobs. Cyber security has emerged as one of the biggest challenges for small and medium sized businesses. Unfortunately, too many businesses think they are not large enough to be a target. Nothing could be further from the truth. Attackers know that many smaller businesses haven’t committed the resources to sufficiently defend themselves ...
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by Eileen Manning August 16, 2022 Over the past few months while planning the 12th Annual Cyber Security Summit, I have been part of many conversations on how to engage more women in cybersecurity. Having spent my entire career in non-traditional roles for women, I am always studying the differences between how men and women take advantages of opportunities. With all non-traditional careers, I think it’s critical to expose kids at a young age to career opportunities while letting them know they can be whatever they want to pursue! So, this past spring I extended invitations out to a variety ...
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By IoT/IIoT/ICS/SCADA Collaboration Co-chairs Tom Smertneck & Paul VeenemanAugust 11, 2022 The Industrial Cyber Security track of this year’s Cyber Security Summit will showcase thought leaders, strategies, opportunities, and business cases of implementing Industrial Cybersecurity solutions across the broad spectrum of critical infrastructures.  Cyber Security decision makers and practitioners will present, evaluate, and discuss security risks in the context of IoT/IIoT/ICS/SCADA. Executive Orders have instructed Industry and Government to ensure critical infrastructure is accurately inventoried, monitored, and suitable tactics are developed to make the nation more secure. Eyes Wide Open is this year’s Cyber Security Summit theme, mantra, and indication ...
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by Chris Buse, CISOOld Republic National Title Insurance Company August 15, 2022 I can still remember the amazing feeling when I won a Visionary Leadership Award in 2016. At that time, the Cybersecurity Summit only gave out two awards: one to a private sector leader and another to a leader in the public sector. Serving as the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota, I won the public sector award. At the time, I led a phenomenally talented security team, so I rightfully credited the award to the people who did the heavy lifting. But still, standing on ...
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July 20, 2022 I recommend joining organizations like WiCyS, Women in Cyber, Career360, Cloud Security Alliance, etc. These are all great opportunities to network. Take advantage of the introductions that are given to you.  For me, the two that took the advice to turn around and talk to me at the WiCyS National Convention have turned into one hire and one in the hiring process. Don’t hesitate to ask your friends that are in the industry to make an introductions. Demonstrate your “curiosity”. Demonstrate that you understand that there are many facets of cyber security, understand them, be willing to ...
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