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VIRTUAL Western | San Antonio CyberSecurity Conference

Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 8am PDT

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

Earn up to 10 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.

For sponsorship opportunities email sales@futureconevents.com

Keynote Speaker


Effectively Securing the SDLC through process

Rob Hornbuckle

Chief Information Security Officer Allegiant Travel Company

Rob is a results-oriented technology leader currently serving as the CISO for Allegiant Airlines.  He is responsible for all aspects of information security, risk, compliance, and privacy for the leading ultra-low cost airline in the United States.  Prior to Allegiant Airlines, Rob served as the Interim CISO for United Technologies Aerospace Systems, a leading airplane parts manufacturer for both the private and government sectors as well as CISO for the Arby’s Restaurant Group, a leading international fast food chain.  With over 17 years of experience, Rob also has experience in telecommunications, fintech, business to business, and health care sectors.  Multi-industry experience allows Rob to develop innovative solutions to complex business challenges, positioning him as a trusted adviser among senior leadership.

CISO/Industry Leader Panel

“The Trouble with Securing Your Employees IoT devices in 2021 – Are You a Part of the 99%?”

James Morrison

FBI Cyber (Ret), CISSP, MBA, Veteran
National Security Specialist/Security Evangelist at Intelisys


Marvin Cruz

Vice President, LA Metro Chief Technology Officer


Sajan Gautam

Chief Information Security Officer
Arvest Bank


Jeff Farinich

SVP Technology Services and CISO
New American Funding


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8:00 am – 8:05 am

Opening Introductions


9:00 am – 9:30 am

Your Ransomware Hostage Rescue Guide

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and are estimated to cost global organizations $20 billion. As ransomware attacks become more targeted and more damaging, your organization faces increased risk that can leave your networks down for days or even weeks. So, how can your organization avoid getting held hostage?

Join Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, as he looks at concerning features of new ransomware strains, provides actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and gives you tips on what to do when you are hit with ransomware.

In this webcast we will cover:

  •  What new scary ransomware strains are in the wild
  •  Am I infected?
  •  I’m infected, now what?
  •  Proven methods of protecting your organization
  •  How to create your human firewall

Don’t get held hostage by ransomware and become a statistic!

Erich Kron

Security Awareness Advocate | Technical Evangelist KnowBe4
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Live Presentation

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Cybersecurity and WFH: Making It Work

Mobile workforces were already an increasing trend in business even before we all had to deal with sending our teams home during the pandemic. As many of us work through our return to office plans with hope in our hearts, it is clear that the remote work trend has intensified and will likely continue to do so in the future.

Remote work has challenged traditional security approaches and forced us to think harder about how we can best support the changing nature of work. Thankfully, many of the technology, process and people changes needed to support remote workers have significant benefits in our overall security posture.

For this session, we’ll talk about some trends our security operations center saw in remote work environments and their impact on security operations, discuss some theory around how to plan and support these workers and talk a bit about technologies approaches that may help your organization support these workers better while improving your overall security posture.

Jarret Raim

Senior Director, Managed Services Bitdefender

Live Keynote

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Effectively Securing the SDLC through process

Rob Hornbuckle

Chief Information Security Officer Allegiant Travel Company


11:30 am – 11:50 am

Talking to the Board About the New Realities of IT Security

When attacks make headlines, panicked board members have one question for CISOs: how can we be sure that won’t happen to us? CISOs must be prepared to lead board-level conversations about risk management amidst the stark new realities of IT.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Achieving alignment across the board
  • Building a “roadmap to yes”
  • Focusing on risk and reward for core business objectives

Jeff Costlow

Deputy CISO ExtraHop

Live Panel Discussion

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“The Trouble with Securing Your Employees IoT devices in 2021 – Are You a Part of the 99%?”

James Morrison

FBI Cyber (Ret), CISSP, MBA, Veteran National Security Specialist/Security Evangelist at Intelisys

Marvin Cruz

Vice President, LA Metro Chief Technology Officer CGI

Sajan Gautam

Chief Information Security Officer Arvest Bank

Jeff Farinich

SVP Technology Services and CISO New American Funding


1:15 pm – 1:40 pm

Securing Apps in SDN & Hybrid-Cloud Environments

Nathanael Iversen

Chief Evangelist Illumio


1:40 pm – 2:10 pm

Building Intentional Security in a Time of Complexity

The information security industry has hit an inflection point of complexity at the same time as ransomware is rising to become a $20 billion industry for cybercriminals. Why is information security so hard? Why hasn’t it been solved yet? And what is a good approach to building an intentional security strategy in the midst of all this chaos? This session explores what exactly makes infosec so complicated, and how companies can start to solve those challenges through a positive and thoughtful security approach.

Matthew Warner

CTO & Co-Founder Blumira


2:25 pm – 2:55 pm

2021 State of Malware

Over the past year, the tools and tactics of cybercrime and cybersecurity adapted against a backdrop of enormous changes to our lives and businesses.Join us to learn how cybercrime evolved in 2020, and identify ways to safeguard your organization against what’s out there.We’ll explore:

  • Top threats for businesses and consumers
  • Emerging cybercrime trends and tactics
  • Solutions you can employ to thwart future attacks

Adam Gates

Senior Sales Engineer Malwarebytes


2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Faking It: Stopping Impersonation Attacks with Cyber AI

Today, 94% of cyber-threats still originate in the inbox. ‘Impersonation attacks’ are on the rise, as artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to automatically generate spear-phishing emails, or ‘digital fakes’, that expertly mimic the writing style of trusted contacts and colleagues.

Humans can no longer distinguish real from fake on their own – businesses are increasingly turning to AI to distinguish friend from foe and fight back with autonomous response.

In an era when thousands of documents can be encrypted in minutes, ‘immune system’ technology takes action in seconds – stopping cyber-threats before damage is done.

Find out how in this session.

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products Darktrace


3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Stay Ahead of the Hacker with Continuous Security Testing

Join Sion Retzkin, CISO & Head of Knowledge & Practice, Pcysys to learn how to:

  • Build up your cyber resilience with continuous risk validation

  • Prioritize remediation efforts with a threat-facing perspective

  • Increase the productivity of your security teams

Sion Retzkin

Head of Knowledge Pentera


3:55 pm – 4:20 pm

Seeing the forest through the trees - A risked based approach to maturing your VMP

We will dive into how organizations are moving to a more risk-centric approach to their vulnerability management programs. Included will be practical tips and takeaways you can apply immediately to your own VM program.

Rob Walk

Sr. Security Engineer Tenable
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4:20 am – 4:50 pm

Past, Present, Future: Zero Trust Architecture

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to maximize existing security controls, security capabilities, and investments
  • Pragmatic application of zero-trust principles to traditional and SaaS environments
  • What’s new in tactics and strategies for protecting hybrid environments

Data breaches grab headlines. Good security is steady. As organizations expand their perimeter beyond the firewall through software-as-a-service (SaaS) and hybrid applications, it becomes more important than ever to have a strategy covering user access regardless of location. But alongside developments in new tools, data privacy laws have also developed and add to compliance requirements for managing these data and tool. Meanwhile, modernization efforts are introducing new risks as well. While many industries have adopted zero-trust strategies to address these challenges of the expanded perimeter, many admins remain wary of this trend and question if it is a fit for environments which often have a hefty legacy technology footprint.

However, many of these “new” strategies remain firmly rooted in tried-and-true best practices admins have followed for decades. The principles of logical segmentation, least-permissive access, economy of mechanism, adaptive policy controls, and strong authentication are simply evolving to accommodate new use cases rather than being replaced. Join this session with Duo Security Advisory CISO Wolfgang Goerlich for a grounded discussion of the unique needs and concerns for modern IT teams based on real-world examples, and how concepts like device trust and context-aware access can improve security design without leaving crucial inherited or legacy systems out in the cold.

J. Wolfgang Goerlich

Advisory CISO and Strategist Duo Security

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm

CISO Bourbon Happy Hour

Invite Only 

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