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New Speakers Added! Last Day for Early Registration

New speakers have been added for Rock Stars of Cybersecurity, Sept. 24 in Austin, Texas. If you register by the end of the day, you can save up to 30 percent off registration for a full day of speakers, networking, lunch, and more.

Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools, has over 13 years of experience in cybersecurity, from network to cloud to application attacks and defenses. At WatchGuard, he helped define and launch some of the best-selling SMB security appliances in the market. At Symform, he led definition and messaging efforts for that company's unique peer-to-peer cloud storage solution.

Gus Hunt, former CTO at the US Central Intelligence Agency, serves as president and CEO of Hunt Technology LLC, a consulting company focused on strategic IT planning, IT effectiveness and efficiency, cybersecurity, data-centric protection, and the cloud. As CTO of the CIA, he set the IT strategic direction and future technology investment plan, and was the motivating force behind the agency's decision to acquire a copy of both the Amazon cloud and IBM's Watson.

Brian Kenyon, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at McAfee, is responsible for leading an engineering organization focused on developing comprehensive security and compliance for enterprise organizations. His team designs solutions as well as addresses crisis situations in support of some of the world's largest IT infrastructures.

Other speakers at the must-attend conference include:

  • Peter Allor, Cyber Security Strategist - Federal, IBM
  • Peter Fonash, Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Sarath Geethakumar, Senior Director – Global Information Security, VISA
  • Joshua Greenbaum, Principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting
  • Will Hurley, Co-founder, Chaotic Moon Studios
  • Gary McGraw, Chief Technology Officer CTO, Cigital
  • Spencer Mott, Vice President Chief Information Security Officer, Amgen
  • David Rockvam, Vice President, Entrust, and 
  • Brett Wahlin, Chief Information Security Officer, HP.

At Rock Stars of Cybersecurity, you'll come away with a newfound understanding of:

  • The latest approaches to threat response
  • How to secure business operations
  • How to balance cybersecurity and privacy
  • Big data's implications for security analytics
  • And more.
There's Still Time to Register and Save

Registrants for Rock Stars of Cybersecurity, set for September 24 in Austin, Texas, still have until Friday to take advantage of early pricing and save up to 30 percent.

The one-day event at Brazos Hall features a strong lineup of security innovators, along with problem-solving, networking, collaboration, food, and exhibits. Our stellar lineup includes:

  • Peter Allor, Cyber Security Strategist - Federal, IBM
  • Peter Fonash, Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Brian Kenyon, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, McAfee
  • Sarath Geethakumar, Senior Director – Global Information Security, VISA
  • Gus Hunt, former CIA
  • Will Hurley, Co-founder, Chaotic Moon Studios
  • Spencer Mott, Vice President Chief Information Security Officer, Amgen
  • Gary McGraw, Chief Technology Officer CTO, Cigital
  • David Rockvam, Vice President, Entrust,
  • Joshua Greenbaum, Principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting, and
  • Brett Wahlin, Chief Information Security Officer, HP.

You'll come away with a newfound understanding of:

  • The latest approaches to threat response
  • How to secure business operations
  • How to balance cybersecurity and privacy
  • Big data’s implications for security analytics
  • And more.

Until 12 September, you can take advantage of early registration and save up to 30 percent off full price. Register now for only $299 — for an entire day's worth of presentations, networking, and more. Team, member, and student pricing plans are also available.

 

What's Scariest? Cryptocurrency and Ransomware

Halloween may be the official night to celebrate what makes us quake in our boots, but in the world of computer security, it's never too early--or too late--to ponder what keeps us up at night.

On Monday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern, IEEE Computer Society will host a Google Hangout on "The Top 10 Scariest Security Threats" as a lead-up to the Rock Stars of Cybersecurity conference September 24 in Austin, Texas.

During the Hangout, we'll get perspectives from our panel of experts--Josh Greenbaum, Principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting; Sarath Geethakumar, Senior Director – Global Information Security, VISA; and Will Hurley, Co-founder, Chaotic Moon Studios.

But we thought it would also be fun to see how their views compare to the rest of the community.

Surprisingly, attacks against cryptocurrency exchanges were ranked the top threat by nearly half of the 68 respondents to the "What Are the Top 10 Security Threats?" quiz circulated via social media last week.

Ransomware was deemed the second scariest threat and retail data breaches ranked as the third scariest. The rest of the threats ranked as follows:

4. Mobile malware

5. Russian hackers 

6. Home routers

7. Vulnerabilities in USBs

8. Government spying 

9. Heartbleed 

10. Airplane navigation systems 

This could be interesting. To hear how the wisdom of the crowd compares to the experts, don't miss the Google+ Hangout next Monday.

Which Security Threats Are Scariest? Take the Quiz

Which security threats this year have been the scariest? IEEE Computer Society has created a quick quiz to see how the public’s rankings compare to the experts when they gather for the Top 10 Scariest Security Threats Google Hangout on Monday, September 8 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern.

Rankings can be submitted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/take-the-quiz until Tuesday, Sept. 2.

During the Hangout, panelists Josh Greenbaum, Principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting; Sarath Geethakumar, Senior Director – Global Information Security, VISA; and Will Hurley, Co-founder, Chaotic Moon Studios; will discuss the 10 top security threats of the past year, and their impact and implications for establishing company security. The panelists will share their perspectives and offer insights into how companies can keep their data—and customers' data—out of the hands of cyberthieves.

To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/1rk3bmH. To register for this free event, visit http://bit.ly/1sROMha. Hangout attendees will also receive a 25 percent discount to register for Rock Stars of Cybersecurity, Sept. 24 in Austin, Texas.

Take the IEEE Computer Society-AT&T Hackathon Challenge

IEEE Computer Society and AT&T will be holding an #ATTHACK Mobile App Hackathon on September 19-20 in Austin, Texas, in conjunction with the September 24 Rock Stars of Cybersecurity conference in Austin. Creative developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and students interested in hacking away the weekend are invited to sign up now

We're challenging developers to build embedded systems and wearable solutions leveraging mobile technology, APIs, and anything else you can get your hands on. Lightning talks will be held by Josh Greenbaum, Principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting, and Will Hurley, Co-founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, to jumpstart development and get ideas flowing. Loaner equipment will include ARM mbed boards, Arduino boards, Tessels, and even a Quadricopter. Senseis from AT&T, IEEE, and local groups will be onsite to help teams hack their solutions.

The hackathon begins at 6 p.m. Friday, September 19 with a kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer meetings, followed by team formation. Breakfast will be served the next day. The hackathon ends at 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 20.

First-place prizes of $500 will be awarded for Best Hackathon Overall App and Best Use of an AT&T API. The apps will be judged based on the ability to clearly articulate the app's function, originality of idea, and difficulty of the technical implementation.

Results will be discussed during the "Is the Goal to Find a Cure, Prevention, or Both" panel at Rock Stars of Cybersecurity.

All you need to bring is your laptop, skills and ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset and/or team set up in advanced via #atthack. Don’t miss this opportunity.  Take the challenge!

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