2017 Cybersecurity Conference

May 24, 2017

As technology evolves, our world becomes increasingly connected…and data thieves become increasingly sophisticated. Data breaches are more common and more costly than ever before, making it imperative that businesses have a 21st century cybersecurity strategy to protect themselves, their customers and their data. This event will provide the latest business solutions for mitigating cybersecurity risks and handling data breaches.

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What: 2017 Cybersecurity Conference
When: Wednesday, May 24 | 7:45 a.m. – Noon
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center | 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

Click here for the special room rate at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center.  Group rate available until April 24, 2017.  Subject to availability.

Registration and Sponsorships

Ticket Pricing:

Cornerstone Members: $175
Members: $200
Non-Members:  $300


Email Beth Shore or call 919-836-1406 for more details about sponsorship opportunities.

Draft Agenda

7:45 am
Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:30 am
Opening Remarks – Lew Ebert, President and CEO, NC Chamber

8:45 am
Untangling the Cybersecurity Web: Top 5 Threats to Your Business
Jenny Menna, Senior Vice President and Cybersecurity Partnership Executive, U.S. Bank
Dave Buster, Global Portfolio Director for Cybersecurity, Global Knowledge
Jason Ossler, Senior Consultant, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Alicia Gilleskie, Lead Counsel, Duke Health Technology Solutions, Duke University (moderator)

Data breaches continue to increase, causing serious problems for many companies. Coupled with the potential for ransomware, phishing, cloud computing, retail theft and the “Internet of Things,” IT professionals must be more diligent than ever in protecting company systems and data. A panel of experts will provide in-depth detail on the most common and emerging threats and how to prevent them from negatively impact your business.

9:30 am
Playing Defense: Top 5 Ways to Thwart Cyber Crime
Matthew Shaffer, Manager, Professional Services Consulting, Mandiant, a FireEye Company
James Bitzes, Senior Manager, Assurance Services, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY
Eric Hobbs, CEO, Technology Associates
Cathie Brown, Principal Consultant and Practice Lead of the Governance, Risk, and Compliance Practice, Impact Makers
Rebecca McCabe, Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions (Moderator)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our panel of experts will discuss ways you can be proactive and minimize your risks of being attacked. You will leave with policies you can implement to protect your business.

10:15 am

10:45 am
You’ve Been Hacked: What Now?
John Farley, Vice President, Cyber Risk Consulting Practice Leader, HUB International Limited
Special Agent Peter Ahearn, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael J. Adams, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Vincent Voci, Senior Policy Manager, National Security and Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Moderator)

Even the most prepared organization can still be impacted by a cyber-attack. Hear first-hand from experienced professionals who deal with the aftermath of cyber-attacks every day. You will walk away with practical solutions and an action plan you can implement to mitigate the damage of a cyber-attack.

11:30 am
Cyber-Attack: Deconstructed
Dave Buster, Global Portfolio Director for Cybersecurity, Global Knowledge

What does a real cyber-attack look like, and who would do such a thing? Why? This talk will walk through a simple, non-technical view of an actual cyber-attack, from the first suspicious email to the final (expensive) conclusion.

11:55 am
Closing Remarks

Continuing Education Credit

2.5 Continuing education credit hours

Live Group Study



Bronze Sponsors:

Hub International Southeast
Ernst and Young


Rebyc Security
Wake Technical Community College

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