Join the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) for the 6th annual Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Venue 8600 in Scottsdale.
Lessons Learned in the Trenches: Proven Proactive Responses for Addressing the Emerging Threat Landscape
The Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum is an opportunity for government and business leaders to learn about the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. This educational forum will provide actionable solutions from real-world practitioners to help protect your intellectual property and customer data.
7:30 AM | Breakfast and Networking
8:00 AM | Opening Remarks – Steven G. Zylstra, President & CEO, Arizona Tech Council & Frank J. Grimmelmann, President & CEO, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, Inc. (ACTRA)
8:30 AM | Panel Discussion – “Proven Lessons for Addressing Today’s Threat Landscape” Moderator/Frank J. Grimmelmann, President & CEO, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, Inc. (ACTRA), Donna Kidwell, Chief Information Security & Digital Trust Officer, ASU, Dan Hunt, CIO, Pima County, Brian Johnson, Senior Director Information Security, PayPal; J.R. Sloan, State Chief Information Officer, State of Arizona
9:10 AM | Opening Keynote Speaker – Valmiki Mukherjee, Co-Chair Davos Cyber Future Dialogue at Cyber Future Foundation | “Advancing the Cybersecurity Workforce: Opportunities for an Ecosystem Approach” Cybersecurity talent development needs a concerted ecosystem based approach. Getting creative and deliberate with cyber capacity building and providing opportunities to new talent are something that the industry stakeholders have to work together. Talented individuals are struggling to get their foot in the door in a cyber career. Hiring managers need to find talent in new areas; HR needs more education. We need to break this barrier and solve the problems – this presentation will engage cybersecurity leaders, hiring managers, HR, recruiting, and career seekers to have a candid conversation about the realities, better understand each other, and review a model that can have significant impact on growing the cybersecurity workforce. Hire right; reduce attacks; improve security posture; train for career pathways.
9:35 AM | Spotlight Interview – “Important Washington Legislative Updates” Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute, interviewed by Caroline Lynch, Founder & Owner, Copper Hill Strategies
9:50 AM | Quick Break
10:00 AM | Presenting Sponsor Presentation – Rick Trujillo, Cloud Services & Connected Workforce Director, MicroAge | Turning the Next Corner with Security Principles: In this presentation, Rick Trujillo, MicroAge cloud services and connected workforce director takes us through the last two years to understand business responses to Work from Home. We will peruse ongoing collaboration, device management, identities, and access strategies while dealing with the continued surge of ransomware attacks. We’ll explore transitioning relevant short-term approaches that emerged and adequately managing and assessing them for a meaningful long-term application and impact. Together, we’ll cover the influence change with executive buy-in for cybersecurity and cover best practice recommendations on determining and ensuring proper governance in new world conditions.
10:25 AM | Spotlight Chat – “Security Framework Compliance, the Letter of the Framework vs. The Spirit of the Framework”
Avishai Avivi, CISO, SafeBreach
10:40 AM | Spotlight Chat – “The Path to Achieve CMMC Compliance”, Greg Scaven, President, Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company. Interviewed by Mark Kirstein, Vice President Customer Success, Cosant
10:55 AM | Spotlight Chat – “Focus on the Security Basics—Lessons Learned” Mike Manrod, Chief Information Security Officer, Grand Canyon Education [Grand Canyon University]
11:10 AM | Closing Keynote Speaker – Mark Sangster, VP, Industry Security Strategist, eSentire Inc.; Author of No Safe Harbor: The Inside Truth About Cybercrime and How to Protect Your Business. He is an award-winning speaker at international conferences and prestigious stages including the Harvard Law School and RSA Conference. His thought-provoking work and perspective on shifting risk trends has influenced industry thought leaders. Mark has appeared on CNN News Hour to provide expert opinion on international cybercrime issues and is a go-to subject matter expert for leading publications and media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes when covering major data breach events.
11:35 AM | Closing remarks/Networking
12:00 PM | Event Ends
Want to sponsor the 2021 Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum?
Contact the AZTC at firstname.lastname@example.org for great sponsorship opportunities.
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