5 Popular Cyber Security Keynote Speakers For 2019 Event

According to experts, the widespread hacking we saw in 2016 was just the beginning of a growing problem. With a near-daily increase of our reliance on technology, organizations are more at risk from cyber actors than ever before.

What can you do to protect your data? Which threats are most pressing? How can you reduce the likelihood that you’ll be targeted? These five speakers cover hacking, geopolitics, and cyber defense:

For a break down of the current threat landscape and what can be done to fight back:

Alex Stamos is a cyber security expert, business leader and entrepreneur whose career has focused on improving the security and safety of the Internet. The former Chief Security Officer of Facebook and the former Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, he is currently an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, where his teaching and research focuses on international security and cooperation. During his time at Facebook, Stamos led a threat intelligence team of engineers, researchers, investigators, and analysts charged with understanding and mitigating information security risks to the company and safety risks to the 2.5 billion people on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The New York Times called Stamos “a celebrated figure in privacy and security circles,” and Tech Crunch said he is “widely regarded as one of the smartest people working in the security space.” 

For a look inside the world of criminal hackers:

Former FBI agent Chris Tarbell is one of the most successful cyber security law enforcement officials of all time. He was apart of the team that infiltrated and brought down the notorious Silk Road, and uses his extensive expertise to provide insights on how to protect assets online, fight proactively against cyber threats, and manage shifting security challenges.

To hear from one of the top IT professionals working today: 

Jeremiah Grossman is an expert on internet security and the former “Hacker Yahoo.” In that role, he managed security for Yahoo’s portfolio of 600 websites (operating in 42 countries with 120 million users). He is known for finding weaknesses in security systems for companies like Facebook and Google before the bad guys, and draws on first-hand experience to help companies better understand and manage security challenges.

To better understand the growing cyber threat globally:

Michael Hayden is the former director of the CIA and NSA. He dissects the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the security situations we face today, as well as how to find a balance between liberty and security in the work place. He offers insights into geopolitical motivations behind cyber attacks, as well as which markets find themselves most vulnerable to criminal activity online.

For a Presidential-level briefing on cyber security and cyber attacks:

The former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper draws on his 50 plus years of military and intelligence experience to discuss everything from the risks businesses face in an increasingly-digital world to the likely evolution of America’s geopolitical relationships and how the role cyber attacks will play in future conflicts.

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