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VIRTUAL Western CyberSecurity Conference

December 3, 2020 @ 8am PST

(CA, TX, CO, WA, AZ, WA, OR, UT, OK)

Earn up to 9 CPE credits

About the Event

FutureCon Events brings high-level Cyber Security Training discovering cutting-edge security approaches, managing risk in the ever-changing threat of the cybersecurity workforce.

Join us as we talk with a panel of C-level executives who have effectively mitigated the risk of Cyber Attacks.

Educating C-suite executives and CISOs (chief information security officers) on the global cybercrime epidemic, and how to build Cyber Resilient organizations.

“Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem”

Gain the latest knowledge you need to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from advanced Cyber Threats. Demo the newest technology, and interact with the world’s security leaders and gain other pressing topics of interest to the information security community.

The FutureCon community will keep you updated on the future of the Cyberworld and allow you to interact with your peers and the world’s security leaders.

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Guest Keynote Speaker

Darin Andersen

CEO & Co-Founder NXT Robotics

How the Transition from the Digital Office to the Digital Workplace Will Change Cybersecurity Forever

Darin Andersen is a distinguished Cybersecurity, Smart City, Internet of Things (IoT) and professional with over 15 years of experience in industry. Darin is the CEO & Founder of NXT Robotics which builds a cognitive security robotics platform. In 2013, Mr. Andersen founded CyberTECH (CyberHive and iHive Incubators), a global cybersecurity and IoT network ecosystem providing cybersecurity and IoT resources, strategic programs and quality thought leader IoT Forums across the nation.

Before NXT Robotics, Darin was the CEO of CyberUnited a enterprise cybersecurity firm. Darin also served as President, North America for Norman Shark, a forensics malware analytics company, acquired by Symantec. Prior to Norman Shark, Darin was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at ESET, an award winning and antivirus solutions company.

While COO at ESET, Darin created the “Securing Our eCity” initiative. The initiative, now an independent Foundation, was recognized by The White House as the “Best Local/Community Plan” DHS National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge. Mr.

Andersen is a distinguished Ponemon Institute Fellow and received an MBA in Finance and Operations Management and 2nd Masters in Information Systems and Operations Systems both from University of Southern California and a BA from Claremont McKenna College

CISO Panel Session: The Security Impact Of The Coronavirus

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Laureen Smith

VP Global Strategic Alliances

Reet Kaur

Chief Information Security Officer
Portland Community College

Michael Convertino

Chief Information Security Officer

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer
University of Tulsa

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8:00 am – 9:30 am

Opening Introductions


9:00 am – 9:30 am

How to Improve Cyber Resilience with Identity-Centric PAM

Cyber breaches are more frequent and impactful than ever. Hardly a day goes by without headlines alerting us to yet another devastating attack. To protect against such breaches, Identity-Centric PAM founded on Zero Trust is in the spotlight, seeing huge growth in adoption.

There are many starting points on the path to Identity-Centric PAM. However, all roads still converge on identity. Hackers don’t hack in anymore — they log in using weak, default, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials. Indeed, Forrester Research estimates that 80 percent of today’s breaches involve privileged access abuse — that is, compromised user accounts that have administrative access to critical systems in the organization.

The session will explore how Identity-Centric PAM helps organizations ensure that access to their compute (on-premises or in the cloud), network, DevOps, and data resources is appropriate, sanctioned, compliant, and secure.

Tony Goulding

CyberSecurity Evangelist Centrify Corporation
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9:30 am – 10:00 am

Now That Ransomware Has Gone Nuclear, How Can You Avoid Becoming the Next Victim?

There is a reason more than half of today’s ransomware victims end up paying the ransom. Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential damage and their payoff. After achieving root access, the bad guys explore your network reading email, finding data troves and once they know you, they craft a plan to cause the most panic, pain, and operational disruption. Ransomware has gone nuclear.

Join us for this webinar where, Roger Grimes, KnowBe4’s Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, will dive into:

  • Why data backups (even offline backups) won’t save you
  • Evolved threats from data-theft, credential leaks, and corporate impersonation
  • Why ransomware isn’t your real problem
  • How your end users can become your best, last line of defense
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Roger Grimes

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist KnowBe4
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Live Keynote

10:15 am – 11:15 am

How the Transition from the Digital Office to the Digital Workplace Will Change Cybersecurity Forever

Darin Andersen

CEO & Co-Founder NXT Robotics

Live Presentation

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Conquering Cyber Risk in 3rd Party Communications

The Enterprise Content Firewall

To do their jobs, employees must share IP, PII, PHI, and all means of sensitive content with customers, suppliers, partners and a broad ecosystem of trusted 3rd parties. However, they put the organization at risk when they communicate across untrusted devices, networks, applications and identities. How can you prevent beaches and compliance violations from everyday 3rd party communications when you can’t even see what’s going on? This session explores the need for a next-generation “content firewall” that rises above packets and traffic to inspect content and communication, and thereby ensure confidentiality, compliance and control of risky 3rd party business processes.

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Bob Ertl

Sr. Director, Product Marketing Accellion

Live Panel Discussion

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CISO Panel Session: The Security Impact Of The Coronavirus

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Laureen Smith

VP Global Strategic Alliances Accellion

Reet Kaur

Chief Information Security Officer Portland Community College

Michael Convertino

Chief Information Security Officer Arceo.io

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer University of Tulsa


1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Architecting the Agentless

Today’s networks are swarming with IoT, OT, and virtual devices of every size and shape. As they have proliferated, and the security attack surface has likewise increased, the market has responded with a wide variety of technologies to help understand, manage, and secure just what is on your network.
This is the rise of the technologies classified as “agentless” and there is a good chance you will be looking, now or in the future, at a project that comprises such technologies. While much of what is fundamentally required to enable these technologies is not new, organizations struggle with trying to implement these on an “ad hoc” basis, with little thought to future considerations or scale. This presentation will take about a more strategic approach to handling these implementations, what a visibility fabric is, and how today’s organizations can architect their environments for their future needs.

Andy Hutchison

Senior Sales Engineer Gigamon
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1:45 pm – 2:10 pm

Securing the Future of Work: How Cyber AI Learns on the Job

Though parts of the world are slowly transitioning back to ‘normal’, cyber-attackers have not slowed down and may even be waiting to take advantage of new business challenges.

Join Justin Fier, Darktrace’s Director of Cyber Intelligence and Analysis, as he discusses how traditional cyber security tools are ill-equipped to protect today’s dynamic workforce. There will also be focus on the future of remote working as organizations find themselves balancing technological advancement and the unforeseen risks that this brings.

In this presentation, discover how Cyber AI:
· Autonomously detects and responds to cyber-attacks in the first instance and before damage is done
· Thwarted a Covid-19 email impersonating the CEO of an electricity distributor
· Neutralized a SaaS takeover at a Panamanian bank

Justin Fier

Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analysis Darktrace
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2:20 pm – 2:50 pm

When Firewalls and Traditional Segmentation Fail: The Era of Software-Based Segmentation

Legacy security and segmentation techniques are woefully inadequate in today’s fast moving enterprises where innovation and speed are musts. Dave Klein takes us through why these techniques have failed, discusses the business and technical drivers demanded by industry, the threats we face including ransomware and provides us with a recipe for success in Software-Based Segmentation.

Dave Klein

Senior Director of Engineering & Architecture Guardicore
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2:50 pm – 3:20 pm

Are you ready for Intelligent SOC?

The Security Operations Center (SOC) is under attack like never before, from both inside and out. Endless threats and alerts, analyst fatigue, too few resources, and a chronic lack of executive support top today’s list of challenges. Intelligent SOC from Netenrich right-sizes investments to transform the inefficiencies, skills gaps, and budget constraints that undermine the traditional SOC.  Invoked by experts, Intelligent SOC solves today’s problems (and tomorrow’s issues) better and faster by going beyond the SIEM—and even beyond AI—to combine threat intelligence (TI), attack surface management (ASM), and pay-as-you-grow SOC-as-a-Service. Join us to hear how this expansive approach transforms your security investments and operations into better ROI and safer outcomes—in hours or days versus weeks, months, or years.

Brandon Hoffman

Chief Information Security Officer Netenrich


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Running Reports That Matter: Get The Most From Your GRC Data

Tracking, managing and sharing out status and results of your compliance and risk programs is a key part of what you do. And it isn’t always easy to get the insight you need to answer the tough questions. If you know when your reports are right – you can act in a way that betters your program. But how do you know which reports to build and which data to use?

Join us as Reciprocity’s SVP of Sales, Rob Ellis, walks you through reports that matter. He has helped many customers get more from their GRC data and, in this session, he will show you what to look for, how to structure, and what data is critically important.

Learn about the following:

  • The importance of relationships in reporting
  • Ensuring data integrity so your reports are accurate
  • Which reports to prioritize and why
  • Making sure your audience gets what they need

Rob Ellis

Senior Vice President Reciprocity


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rational Approach to Zero Trust

Chris Pittman

Senior Manager, Sales Engineering Blackberry

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

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