Cyber Security Summit
8 CPE/CEUs with full attendance
Thu, July 27, 2023
7:30AM - 6:00PM EDT
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
The Inaugural Pittsburgh Cyber Security Summit connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Admission is $195 each, giving you access to all Interactive Panels, Discussions, Catered Breakfast, Lunch & Cocktail Reception.
Our conferences have been rated as one of The Top 5 Must Attend Conferences for the last 5 years. Learn from renowned experts from around the globe on how to protect & defend your business from cyber attacks during interactive Panels & Fast Track Discussions.2
Evaluate & See demonstrations from dozens of cutting-edge solution providers that can best protect your enterprise from the latest threats.3
Time, Travel & Money
Many senior executives simply don’t have the time to travel for up to a week to the large cyber trade shows. Our mission is to bring the cyber summit to the executives in the nation’s top cities. Our events are always for just one day only and are produced within first class hotels, not convention centers.4
Engage, Network, Socialize & Share
Engage, Network, Socialize & Share with hundreds of fellow Powerful Business Leaders, C-Suite Executives & Entrepreneurs.
CEUs / CPE Credits
By attending a full day at the Cyber Security Summit, you will receive a certificate granting you 8 Continuing Education Units or Continuing Professional Education Credits. To earn these credits you must participate for the entire summit & confirm your attendance at the end of the day.6
By investing one day at the summit, you may save your company millions of dollars, avoid stock devaluation and potential litigation.7
Each Cyber Security Summit is “By Invitation Only” and all attendees are pre-screened & approved in advance. On-site attendance is limited to approx. 300 Sr. Level Executives to maintain an intimate, non-trade show like environment.8
Did Uber, Facebook, Microsoft, Equifax, and thousands of other businesses that were hacked do everything within their power to avoid being victimized? Is your company next? Learn the latest defensive measures at the Cyber Security Summit from your peers and from thought leaders in the industry.
This educational forum will focus on educating attendees on how to best protect highly vulnerable business applications and critical infrastructure. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading solution providers and discover the latest products and services for enterprise cyber defense.
Meet, Engage & Enjoy Breakfast with fellow Business Leaders, Cyber Experts, Government Officials & Thought Leaders.
As security practitioners, we’re always trying to find ways to get ahead of attackers and mitigate threats before they wreak havoc in our environments. But, traditional defense-in-depth strategies rely more on reactive controls to build walls that we hope will stop attacks from being successful. However, time and again, we see news headlines proving how often and how easily these reactive approaches are defeated.
Today’s attack surface requires a different approach, focusing on preventative risk mitigation strategies that give more visibility, more context and a better mechanism to tie technical risk to business context. While reactive controls are still necessary, the more we can identify areas of risk before the attackers do and close the gaps in our defenses, the fewer attacks will take place and the more effective those reactive controls will be.
Preventative security strategies are driven by making better decisions about how, when and where to mitigate risks. In this talk, we’ll review techniques to implement within your security program that will give a better understanding of the technical and business risk across your attack surface, how to identify the areas to focus on first and ways to drive a more meaningful approach to mitigating risks before cyberattacks exploit your weaknesses.
Use of the cloud is continuously growing, not surprisingly so due to its perceived lower costs, greater agility, and ability to increase computing power with increased demand & continuously deploy new applications and software features.
Despite the appeal of cloud, there are many security risks and vulnerabilities and managing these risks has proven to be a big challenge as cyber criminals shift their tactics to cloud data and systems in responses to this increased use of the cloud. According to a CRA Business Intelligence’s September 2022 Cloud Security Survey, misconfigurations, lack of oversight, and little visibility across the organization are among their chief concerns regarding cloud deployments.
If organizations are going to successfully adopt/transition to the cloud, they must ensure security is part of their program. An effective cloud security program includes various process and technology capabilities to effectively keep up with the current threat landscape and vulnerabilities.
Despite having distinct differences, data privacy and compliance are deeply intertwined with cyber security. As focus on data privacy and compliance increases, business leaders can expect to see vast changes related to how consumer data is managed, shared, and secured. Policy & laws on data privacy and compliance continue to expand and become increasingly stringent, so it is important for companies and their respective business leaders to consider these areas as they develop & evaluate their cyber security strategies. For instance, last year the SEC proposed amendments to its rules on cyber security, risk management, strategy, governance, and incident disclosure by public companies.
At a more granular level, there are various initiatives to protect specific consumer data and ensure enterprises are compliant in doing so – particularly health data and children’s personal information. The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) if passed could greatly impact health data beyond the scope of HIPAA by establishing a national framework to protect & preserve the privacy of consumer data collected by entities not covered by HIPAA. In an American Medical Association survey, about 75% of surveyed patients expressed concern and confusion related to the privacy of their health data and how it is handled. The ADPPA could help clear up some of this confusion by establishing clear expectations. Another critical area is the collection of personal information of children. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) helps put parents in control of how their children’s data is handled and ensures that all entities in possession of this data sustain its confidentiality, security, and integrity.
Maintaining strong data privacy and compliance practices is imperative in preventing sensitive personal data from becoming compromised. This information is extremely valuable to cyber criminals, who seek to utilize compromised data to steal others’ identities or resell such PII.
This panel will look at the latest data privacy policies and implications for what this means for business leaders in the future. Our lineup of experts will lend their insights and offer best practices relating to privacy, compliance, and identity protection.
“Pay Up, or Else”. The number of organizations who have been faced with this scenario has been steadily increasing over the past several years as ransomware attacks continue to rise — both in numbers and the size of payouts.
The clear and present danger of a ransomware attack looms large among cyber executives and business leaders as the number of vulnerabilities increases daily. According to a 2022 CRA Business Intelligence survey, nearly one in four respondents reported that their organization experienced one or more ransomware attacks in the past 12 months, and almost one out of three of these organizations said the attacker succeeded in gaining access to their systems, encrypting files, and demanding a ransom
According to this survey, many believe that the worst is yet to come and that they are at a significantly higher risk of a cyberattack than ever before – it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when.”
Preparing for the inevitable and defending against the threat of a ransomware attack requires constant evaluation and assessment, and then making the necessary adjustments.
On this panel, our lineup of industry experts will discuss the key security measures enterprises must take, going beyond backup and recovery and anti-malware/anti-virus solutions to include endpoint security, vulnerability management, Active Directory monitoring, credential protection, DNS security tools, SIEM, DLP and encryption, and cloud security software.
To be eligible to earn your Full 8 CPE Credits, delegates must be in attendance until 5:00PM. In order to claim any raffle prizes, you must be present during the cocktail reception.
Thank you for registering for the Cyber Security Summit. Please bring a copy of your confirmation email with you. Our networking breakfast will start promptly at 7:30 AM. To receive your full 8 CEU / CPE credits, you must attend for the entire day. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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