Our pivot to 100% virtual

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 […]

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Summit Co-Chairs Set the Scene for #cybersummitMN

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 […]

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Emerging Threats – Small Businesses are Especially Vulnerable to Ransomware Trends

By Scott Singer July 17, 2021 The connected nature of today’s world creates great opportunities for reaching people and customers, but it also allows the same opportunity for hackers. Covid 19 pushed the workforce outside the normal network perimeter generating even more opportunities for hackers. In this environment, it was only a matter of time […]

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The Changing Landscape of Medical Device Cybersecurity

By Daniel L. Mooradian and Michael Johnson July 17, 2021 When people think of Medical device cybersecurity they most often think about privacy, the protection of patient data and HIPAA compliance.  While this remains the focus of many in the industry, cybersecurity professionals are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of security on patient health […]

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Ransomware finds new levels of pain for victims

By Lysa Myers July 17, 2021 With new ransomware attacks making daily headlines, it’s hard to imagine any part of this type of malware being considered an “emerging threat”. But as it becomes more mundane, ransomware is also becoming more painful. Recovering from an attack is now not just a matter of restoring from backup, […]

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Getting a Seat at the Table: Treating Information Security as a Business Function

By Judy Hatchett June 16, 2021 Up until a few years ago, people in general did not take information security very seriously. Today, the ransomware attacks, data thefts, and disruption have increased, significantly heightening the awareness of how critical information security is to an organization. All businesses, small, medium and large are investing in information […]

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The Marketing Mix for Cyber

By Tina Meeker June 16, 2021 Whether you have an MBA, an undergraduate degree in business or took a DECA class in high school, you likely are familiar with The Marketing Mix (or 4 Ps) Product, Price, Placement and Promotion. In simply put marketing speak, ‘Product’ is the thing you are selling, ‘Price’ is the […]

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Security as a Business Function

By Tony Sager June 11, 2021 Have we reached the point where cyber security is a business function?  Well, recent events have reminded us that a business doesn’t function without security. But our goal is not security for its own sake.   Cybersecurity is not some magical end-state; it’s an essential step on the road to […]

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What Lessons Can Pipelines Learn From Electric Utilities To Improve Their Cybersecurity Strategies and Planning Processes?

By Dr. Massoud Amin, Professor – University of Minnesota and Cofounder/Past Chairman – Cyber Security Summit with Lindsay Lien Rinholen, Attorney – OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers May 18, 2021   Winston Churchill said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” and the recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, which supplies fuel from […]

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Springtime is a Good Reminder to Tend to Your Technology Garden

by Chris Veltsos  May 19, 2021  Photo credit: Geneva Flower Clock (Geneva, Switzerland) by Phil Veltsos Centuries before dreaming of endless cycles of technology and business disruptions, humans dreamed of beautiful and plentiful gardens. Fast forward to 2021 and in addition to flower gardens and vegetable gardens, humans have built and grown technology gardens. Those […]

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On Risk and Love

By Christopher Buse May 19, 2021 If you ask my wife Beth, what is love? She would say that love is like the two of us walking down a quiet beach at night under the moonlight. But to me, love is all about sitting on a northern Minnesota lake with my friends catching walleyes and […]

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