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Cybersecurity Forum


Overview
As the number of cyber attacks continue to increase, it is important to stay connected with industry peers by sharing experiences and practical solutions to educate oneself about the evolving threat landscape. The purpose of the Cybersecurity Forum is to create a community that will educate its members through insight and knowledge about key issues in information security and risk management. By collaborating on best practices, we can help develop solutions that meet the business needs of its members.

Mission statement
To create an information security community that provides a place for thought leadership, education, industry development and community service.

Audience
Target members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries. Initially we will use the Cloud distribution list for our events/programs.

Goals
The primary goal of the Cybersecurity Forum is to create a center of excellence in the community to:

  • Draw in new Tech Titans membership with information security companies, as well as other companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area
  • Enhance professional growth through relationship building
  • Increase the sharing of expertise among members in the field of information security
  • Drive event attendance with a goal of 40‐50 attendees for major events and a goal of 10‐15 attendees for special topic discussions


Events
Major events will be held quarterly throughout the year through a “Lunch and Learn” and a handful of “small special topic discussions.” Each event will be strategically planned by the steering committee to ensure relevant topics are chosen from the members' suggestions, industry news and professional experience of chosen speakers. Seminars offering education training, forum meetings and networking opportunities will also be held throughout the year.

2016 Co-Chairs

Kevin Wheeler - CEO of InfoDefense
Bill Parmalee - CEO of Online Business Solutions
Brittany George - IT Advisory Senior Manager at Weaver


Next Event

Health Tech and Cybersecurity Joint Forum

"Keep flossing:  Root causes, good hygiene and cyber insecurity in healthcare"

When:  Thursday, November 10, 3:15 - 7:00 pm
Where:  Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Please join us for an interactive discussion of current vulnerabilities, emerging threats and viable solutions in a health industry experiencing increasingly frequent, complex and malicious cyber-attacks.  Our expert panel will discuss realities that make the health industry especially difficult to protect and defend from cyber-attacks, the most common and pernicious methods of attacking healthcare organizations, how those methods are likely to evolve, and real world actions you can take to mitigate risks and protect your organization and its most valuable data and information.

Moderator: Todd Kelly, Lead Health Technology Attorney, Jones Day

Panelists:
William Long, Vice President of IS Systems and CISO, Children's Medical Center
Jeff Shaffer, Director, PwC Advisory (and former Director of the US Secret Service Forensics Lab in Dallas)
Randy Armstrong, CTO, Velentium

Visit the event registration page to see the bios of the moderator and panelists.

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Past Events

April 27, 2016
The Cyber Security Forum met at Weaver for a panel on the State of the Market for Cyber Liability insurance.
Panelists included Brittany George, Kaitlin Upchurch, Scott Schleicher, and Will Daugherty.

March 30, 2016
The Cyber Security Forum met at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for a panel on cyber security in the financial industry.
Panelists included Matt Davies from the Fed, George Smirnoff, CISO for Comerica Bank, Rick Link, Managing Director for Coalfire. The panel was moderated by Jon Sharpe, VP of Risk Management for Crowe Horwath.
83 guests were in attendance. 

October 2, 2015
The Cyber Security Team collaborated with the Collin County Business Alliance, Capital One Bank and Intel Security on a day-long symposium with 400 attendees

October 18, 2015
The half-day Cyber Security Symposium combined with the Tech Industry Luncheon to provide 5 breakout sessions with panels of 3 speakers each – along with a keynote at lunch on Cyber Espionage and Warfare from Jeff Schilling the former Commander of the Cyber Command in Washington DC

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For Cybersecurity leadership or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Drew Snow, 972-792-2805.





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