Cyber Security Summit Blog

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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by Milinda Rambel Stone July 18, 2022 I grew up in a small town in North Dakota, and today I am an experienced information security executive. How did this happen? Was information security really my lifelong dream? What was my path? In all honesty, growing up I never realized that information security could be a profession for me, but it has become an industry that I love. I feel fortunate of my career path and regularly reflect on how I got here. I’ve also regularly reflected on how I can help others consider and find success in a career in ...
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by Gretchen BlockJuly 18, 2022 Within Enterprise Information Security at UnitedHealth Group, we know the importance of a diverse workforce and have made significant investments in our people and partners to ensure it is embedded throughout our cybersecurity program. Examples of our investments include Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), Black Girls in Cybersecurity, neurodiversity recruiting organizations and others. Through these partnerships we have been able to attract diverse talent and advance our support for women in cybersecurity. “As a women leader I hope I have been able to influence and bring about change for other women. In the early part of ...
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July 18, 2022 This July Edition of our Cyber Security Summit Newsletter is focused broadly on the numerous opportunities in the cyber security industry and specifically for women and diverse workers. Organizations across all specialties in cyber are looking for talented people that can help them deliver on their expert-driven product or service that we are all counting on to keep us safe in all aspects of our lives. Not unlike these businesses, our Cyber Security Summit organization and community is continually growing and new talent is raising their hand to contribute to our collective success. We are proud to ...
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Highlights from the June Cyber Security Summit newsletter. June 30, 2022 FBI Blocked Iranian-Backed Cyberattack on Boston Children’s Hospital Last Year Curated by Sherwin Bothello FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau thwarted an Iranian government-backed cyberattack against Boston Children’s Hospital in 2021. Click here to read the full article Nurses Are Vital to Maintaining Healthcare Cybersecurity by Nathan Eddy Nathan Eddy works as an independent filmmaker and journalist based in Berlin, specializing in architecture, business technology and healthcare IT. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.  The future of healthcare security will require nurses to ...
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By Judd Larson and Mary Diner, Healthcare and Medical Device Track Co-chairsJune 30, 2022 We’re keeping our finger on the pulse of what the CISO Community is talking about. With a specific eye to Identity, Access Management and Cloud specifically hot topics this year, we are designing an impactful Healthcare and Medical Device collection of cyber industry thought leaders who will address these and a full range of issues we are all facing. And, while many of us are seeing increases in our budgets to mitigate risks, we are also experiencing new requirement levels of cyber risk quantification. This blog ...
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  CALL FOR SPEAKERS Applications accepted through Friday, July 1.  Selected speakers will be invited to speak at the 12th Annual Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis, MN on Oct 24, Oct 25 or Oct 26, 2022.  Speakers will receive a VIP All-Access Pass to the Full Summit worth $1000.  The Cyber Security Summit does not pay for travel and lodging, but can provide codes for discounted hotel rooms near the Conference. Candidates will be notified by Monday, August 1.   PRIOR TO SUBMISSION, IMPORTANT NOTICE:   -- This application is for industry speakers, not marketing and PR firms.-- Vendor presentations and other marketing ...
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By Brian KenyonMay 31, 2022 The modern web browser has become the single most used application by enterprises worldwide. Its power, simplicity, and optimal usability has made it an obvious choice at work. And yet, the browser is not an enterprise application. It lacks the fundamental controls enterprises require to ensure proper security, visibility, and governance over their critical assets. As a result, we surround the browser with a massive security ecosystem attempting to manage the intersection between users, web applications, and the underlying data. Yet, in the process, our stack becomes too complex, expensive, and fragile to maintain, while ...
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By Major Brian Morgan May 7, 2022 We need collaboration now more than ever in the history of our craft.  The Cyber Security Summit is a fantastic platform for industry professionals to socialize emerging ideas, help screen out useful innovations and paradigm shifts, visit with security industry leaders and product vendors, and cross pollinate with security-focused government, corporate, academic, and industry security professionals at all levels.  As the DIRNSA General Nakasone says… “Partnerships are the coin of the realm." Army Major Brian Morgan is the current commander of the Minnesota National Guard’s 177th Cyber Protection Team, one of eight Cyber ...
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