Who We Are

The FutureCon Team has over 20 years of industry connections and relationships in the Cyber Security World.  Our team is passionate about strengthening the training and education of the future for the Cyber Security Community.  We are committed to bringing together prominent leaders and industry experts through an Event experience.

FutureCon Events aims to connect individuals across all industries and is the first in this space to provide a platform for our attendees and featured vendors to communicate before, during, and after the Event to share knowledge, solutions, and tactics to help secure a safer future, together.

We are your CyberSecurity Event headquarters

Kim Hakim, Founder/CEO FutureCon, LLC

Kim Hakim

CEO and Founder of FutureCon LLC

With over 20 years in the Cyber Security industry, Kim has the expertise, connections, and vision to deliver a world-class event series designed for cutting-edge Cyber Security education and the latest Cyber Security trends.  FutureCon is the next generation of Cyber Security Events.  FutureCon has partnered with Stephen Orenberg (former CEO of Edgewave, Kaspersky, and Sophos), a visionary dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes and attacks in the Security industry and providing the latest Cyber Security solutions and trends.

Hakim is recognized as the former Founder and CEO of Data Connectors.  Her accomplishments were creating, managing, and hosting thousands of Cyber Security Events for almost two decades throughout North America. She is also a talk show host on VoiceAmerica “And Security For All” airing live weekly on Fridays at 12pm PST. Kim also has a weekly CISO podcast with her co-host Darin Andersen.

Kim is a United States Navy veteran and attended The University of Missouri-Kansas City. A mom of three, she is a very active philanthropist in her community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Easter Seals Midwest and she also served on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of St. Louis early on in her career.

Dr. Chase Cunningham Principal Analyst serving Security & Risk Professionals, Forrester

Dr. Chase Cunningham

Cyber Security Expert and Author

Chase is noted as the creator of the Zero Trust eXtended framework and a cybersecurity expert with decades of operational experience in NSA, US Navy, FBI Cyber, and other government mission groups, Chase is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Ericom Software where he is responsible for Ericom’s overall strategy and technology alignment. Chase was previously VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research; Director of Threat Intelligence for Armor; Director of Cyber Analytics for Decisive Analytics; and Chief Cryptologic Technician, US Navy. He’s author of the Cynja series and Cyber Warfare: Truth, Tactics, and Strategies and co-host of the somethingsomethingcyber podcast series.

Steve Orenberg

Stephen Orenberg

Advisor Board Member
Past CEO of EdgeWave /Kaspersky/Sophos

Steve Orenberg has been a senior executive in the Cyber Security market for over 20 years, with his operations providing effective and efficient security solutions across the full spectrum of business, consumer, and government organizations. His accomplishments include launching and building North American operations for internationally based security companies from the United Kingdom, Israel, and Eastern Europe.  Most notably, Orenberg spent 10 years as the President of Kaspersky Lab, Inc., where he founded the company's North American operation and grew it into a $160+ million plus concern. Orenberg's leadership grew Kaspersky into the position of number one vendor partner in corporate and government enterprise client security software, and it’s consumer solutions were the number one best selling products in the retail market. Most recently Steve served as interim CEO of EdgeWave in San Diego.  He previously held executive positions with internet security companies such as Sophos and Dr. Solomon's Software, which was acquired by McAfee (now Intel Security) in 1998.  Currently Steve serves as an industry consultant and sits on a variety of Advisory Boards. He resides in La Jolla, CA.

Darin Andersen

Darin Andersen

Advisor Board Member
CEO & Co-Founder, NXT Robotics

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.

Kenneth Foster

Kenneth Foster

Advisor Board Member
Head of Global Cyber Risk Governance, Fiserv

Ken is currently Head of Global Cyber Risk Governance at Fiserv with more than 20 years of experience in the field focusing on security, risk, and platform architecture. Over the course of his career, Ken was previously CISO and held other essential positions at several companies in the Atlanta area as well as for the US government including be forward deployed in Afghanistan with the US intelligence community. Ken is a proud veteran of the United States Navy and has been an active member of his local security community..

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