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Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Pittsburgh Cybersecurity Conference

Join Us in Pittsburgh for the FutureCon Cybersecurity Event! Hear from our esteemed speakers while gaining up to 10 CPE credits. Immerse yourself in the latest cybersecurity developments to gain valuable insights in today’s dynamic threat landscape.

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Pittsburgh Cybersecurity Conference
Pittsburgh Cybersecurity Conference

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM GMT-6

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

About the event

Join Us in Pittsburgh for the Futurecon Cybersecurity Event!

Hear from our esteemed speakers while gaining up to 10 CPE credits. Immerse yourself in the latest cybersecurity developments to gain valuable insights into today’s dynamic threat landscape. Learn how to manage risk effectively, demo the newest technologies from various sponsors, and network with your local community.

Don’t miss our special ceremony recognizing our honorary attendees receiving an Award of Excellence!

Join us live for breakfast, lunch, and a wrap-up cocktail happy hour! Keynote Speaker

“Geopolitics meets Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Your Security in a Shifting World”

Dawn Cappelli Director of OT-CERT at Dragos, Former VP, and Chief Information Security Officer at Rockwell Automation Dawn Cappelli is Director of OT-CERT (Operational Technology – Cyber Emergency Readiness Team) at Dragos. Cybersecurity risks in OT environments continue to rise, and many organizations struggle with the resources or expertise to address them, especially small to medium-sized businesses. OT-CERT provides free resources to help them build a foundational OT cybersecurity program. Dawn was CISO for Rockwell Automation from 2016-2022, after serving as Director, Insider Risk. She was the Founder and Director of Carnegie Mellon’s CERT Insider Threat Center and started her career as a software engineer programming nuclear power plants for Westinghouse. She co-authored “The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes,” which was inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon – a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners.

Cappelli is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, is co-founder of the Open Source Insider Threat information sharing group, and is a member of the RSA Conference Program Committee and the CyberWire Hash Table. She was awarded the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2022 CIO Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2021, honored as a member of the 2021 CISOs Top 100 CISOs, 2020 Global CISO 100, and named Pittsburgh CISO of the Year in 2018.

CISO/Industry Leader Panel

"Securing the Future: CISO Insights and Industry Leaders Discussing Current Cyber Threats and Strategic Defense Practices"

Anahi Santiago Chief Information Security OfficerChristianaCare

Jim Mahony Chief Information Security OfficerRobert Morris University

Sam Merrell Chief Information Security OfficerKennametal

Jessica Hoffman Deputy Chief Information Security Officer & HIPAA Security OfficerCity of Philadelphia

“Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem”

FutureCon Events brings high-level Cyber Security Training to C-suite executives and CISOs (chief information security officers).

Join us for a day with multiple illuminating presentations and a panel discussion featuring C-level executives who have effectively mitigated the risk of Cyber Attacks, demo the newest technology, and discover the cutting-edge security approaches to prepare you for the future of the Cyber World.

You will gain the latest knowledge to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from even the most advanced Cyber Threats. Interact with the world’s security leaders and peers to gather details on other pressing topics of interest to the information security community.

Agenda Times are subject to change

8:00 am

Opening Introductions | Check In | Networking

9:00 am

The Future of Cyber Security

9:30 am

Presentation

2024 Cybersecurity Trends and Threat Predictions Recent Arctic Wolf research discovered that 48% of organizations identified a data breach incident within the last 12 months, despite over $71B USD being spent on mitigation efforts every year. When we factor in the average cost of a ransomware attack growing year-over-year, it becomes obvious that these attacks are big business with no end in sight. Still, the question remains: what do we do to address and prepare for future threats, and how are cybersecurity leaders taking steps to secure their organizations? This discussion will focus on Arctic Wolf research into security threats and trends facing security teams and what are the top threats predictions practitioners should be preparing for.

10:00 am

Sponsor Networking Time Visit Sponsor Booths – find amazing people, information, and prizes! Get updated on the latest technologies!

10:30 am

Zero Trust Security Framework

11:00 am

Six Things DevOps Wants from InfoSec

11:30 am

Sponsor Networking Time 

Visit Sponsor Booths – find amazing people, information, and prizes! Get updated on the latest technologies!

11:45 am

Lunch

12:00 pm

Keynote

Geopolitics meets Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Your Security in a Shifting World

1:00 pm

Sponsor Networking Time 

Visit Sponsor Booths – find amazing people, information, and prizes! Get updated on the latest technologies!

1:30 pm

Web Security Unleashed with DNS: A Ransomware Defense Strategy In today’s ever-evolving threat landscape, securing your assets and infrastructure has become a formidable challenge. Traditional defense walls have fallen with the rise of on-the-go workforces and the relentless onslaught of cyber adversaries. Adversaries are now armed with generative AI, evading defenses and fooling users. But fear not; there’s a beacon of hope from the most fundamental internet infrastructure used for almost everything on the web—DNS.

In this session, we’ll break down the power of DNS as a pivotal web security element in safeguarding your business against ransomware and other insidious threats:

  • Unmasking the Phishing Threat: How deceptive phishing tactics open the door to digital mayhem and how to spot them to keep your organization safe.
  • Multi-Layered Defense with Web Filtering Using DNS: Discover why the DNS layer is your first line of web defense and how it can safeguard your assets and infrastructure from ransomware attacks.
  • Using AI to Supercharge DNS: How AI can be used to keep up with the constantly evolving Internet and how ML can be used to analyze each DNS query to prevent zero-day threats before they have a chance to resolve and infect a machine.
  • Compliance and Security Frameworks: Using DNS as a web defense isn’t just a nice to have; it’s increasingly essential for staying compliant with big cybersecurity standards like ISO 27001, CMMC, and NIST.

2:00 pm

The Human Element of Cyber Security

2:30 pm

Sponsor Networking Time 

Visit Sponsor Booths – find amazing people, information, and prizes! Get updated on the latest technologies!

2:45 pm

Modern Data Protection

3:15 pm

Current Security Operations

3:45 pm

Sponsor Networking Time 

Visit Sponsor Booths – find amazing people, information, and prizes! Get updated on the latest technologies!

4:00 pm

Panel Discussion

"Securing the Future: CISO Insights and Industry Leaders Discussing Current Cyber Threats and Strategic Defense Practices" Anahi Santiago Chief Information Security OfficerChristianaCare

Jim Mahony Chief Information Security OfficerRobert Morris University

Sam Merrell Chief Information Security OfficerKennametal

Jessica Hoffman Deputy Chief Information Security Officer & HIPAA Security OfficerCity of Philadelphia

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

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