Popular Cyber Security Keynote Speakers
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 speakers cover hacking, geopolitics, and cyber defense:
Former Director of National Intelligence
One of the most experienced intelligence speakers currently on the circuit, Director Clapper, having retired earlier this year, delivers insights into geopolitics and security draws on his very recent position at the top of the government. Director Clapper was in fact the man who delivered President Obama’s daily intelligence briefing each morning for the past 7 years. 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.
Former CISO at Twitter and former Head of Security at Mozilla
For the past 15 years, Michael Coates has led information security for some of the world’s biggest brands. He was most recently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Twitter, where he worked to protect nearly 300 million users and was responsible for securing Twitter systems and user data. In speeches, Coates breaks down the massive interconnection of different technologies, the explosion of data we’ve seen, and time to market drivers, Coates provides strategies for securing our systems and data. Plus, he evaluates controversial security stances, lays out the hard realities, and shares his realistic but optimistic view of securing the future of technology.
Former Chief of Security at Facebook, former Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, and Professor at Stanford
During Stamos’ time at Facebook, he led the company’s investigation into manipulation of the 2016 US election and helped pioneer several successful protections against these new classes of abuse. The New York Times said through that work he became known for his role as a “strong advocate inside [Facebook] for investigating and disclosing Russian activity on Facebook.” Stamos talks about his time at Facebook and lessons learned. Plus, he helps groups think through questions around safeguarding information and infrastructure, building a trustworthy company, and what ‘information warfare’ means in 2019.
One of the Most Successful Cyber Security Law Enforcement Officials of All Time and the Former FBI Special Agent Who Took on Anonymous and Silk Road
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. His hair-raising stories also detail the nine months he spent living and working undercover with the world’s most notorious hackers from organizations like Anonymous.
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