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Cyber Security Speaker for Fall Event?

by Maddie Glading

Given the recent episode in Atlanta, the Russian intrusion into the U.S. energy power grid, and ongoing conversations about privacy online, I expect many clients to be considering the theme of cyber security for their fall meetings. Plus, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

From government officials to reformed hackers, take a look at these speakers...

Intelligence Officials and Cyber Security Policy Speakers

Gen. Michael Hayden
General Hayden is the former Director of the CIA and NSA, and formerly the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. Known for his straight-talking style and filling his talks with funny quips, he gives audiences the ultimate insider’s view into the cyber security challenges shaping our future.
Joel Brenner

Joel Brenner is the former Head of National Counterintelligence for the Director of National Intelligence and author of America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare. He talks about the cultural and technological transformations shaking organizations to the core and opening them up to vulnerabilities, plus the practical measures you can take to minimize the threat risk.

Lisa Monaco
The former US Homeland Security and Counterterrorism advisor, Monaco was personally responsible for managing the government response to the OPM cyber-attack. Her speeches offer a blend of personal, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, an overview of threats and bad actors, and her thoughts on best security practices—plus where the US is headed in all of this.

Former Hackers and Cyber Law Enforcement Operatives

Chris Tarbell and Hector Monsegur
What happens when you combine the perspective and experience of one of the most successful cyber security law enforcement officials of all time with the true stories and insights of the former mastermind behind one of the most highly-skilled hacking networks the world has ever seen? With experience on both sides of the cyber security equation—Tarbell as a former law enforcement official and Monsegur a former black hat hacker affiliated with the Anonymous/LulzSec collective—they deliver one of the most heart-pounding and informative presentations on the lecture circuit today.

Jeremiah Grossman
eremiah Grossman is one of the most-experienced and accomplished experts operating within the internet security realm. He is a specialist at finding network weaknesses and backdoors in order to allow companies to fix them before they’re exploited—or what he calls, a “good hacker.” 

Tech and Cyber Security Reporters

Farhad Manjoo
Manjoo is the “State of the Art” technology columnist for the New York Times, giving him a front-row seat to the tech advances making our digital lives safer—and more vulnerable. He highlights impending disruptions and what they’ll mean for specific industries. He also has a talk on the “Frightful 5”—Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft—that talks about what it means when all of our data is managed by several dominating forces.

Greg Williams
As editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, Greg meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and creatives who are changing the world and writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity, and ideas. 

Nick Bilton
Nick Bilton is a journalist, designer, UI specialist, technologist, author, hardware hacker, and researcher. Bilton has worked in numerous different industries within the context of design, research and development, technology, and storytelling—all with a focus on how technology is shaping our brains and lives. 

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