Annual Cybersecurity Forum, CyberCon, Slated for Tuesday

Baker Donelson will host its second cybersecurity forum, CyberCon, kicking off on September 27, 2016. The conference, held in Atlanta, is focused on the evolving issues affecting cybersecurity.

“Everything in our culture depends on a secure cyber landscape,” stated Joe Whitley, Chair of the Government Enforcement and Investigations Group for Baker Donelson. “Much of our physical infrastructure is remote controlled and monitored and therefore vulnerable in the cyber arena. So we must approach this critical issue in a way that’s coherent. And that is exactly what we’ll be discussing at this year’s event.”

Cybercon will feature cybersecurity leaders with the U.S. government, business and academia discussing how to stay ahead of cyber threats, as well as the challenges facing various industries, including the financial sector.

Topics include:   

  • Next Big Threat; Looking over the Horizon
  • What CIOs and CISOs Need to Help Them Face Issues in Cybersecurity
  • Lesson Learned in Breach Response for FinTech Companies
  • The Evolution of Cybersecurity Insurance
  • Cybersecurity Workforce: K to Grey
  • Research Tools for CISOs

Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Department of Homeland Security’s Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, will be the keynote speaker for CyberCon. “When we talk about American infrastructure, she’s really at the heart of a key piece of it,” said Whitley. “The ability to communicate freely via the internet and other devices is key to our ability to function as a nation. This really transcends every other area of security in the United States, as there is no security issue that does not have a cybersecurity component in it.”

There have also been 12 companies selected to participate in an invitation-only product pitch session during the conference who will then have a chance to network with CIOs, CISOs and other security professionals from southeastern U.S. companies and governments. More information about the pitch can be found here.