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FutureCon Cybersecurity Conference Draws A Big Crowd In Orange County, California

Keynote on why AI and automation is the future of cybersecurity

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2019

Cybercrime Magazine covered the first FutureCon cybersecurity conference in Atlanta earlier this year, and it was one of the best regional events we’ve witnessed.

The most recent FutureCon conference was held yesterday at the DoubleTree Santa Ana Hotel in Orange County, Calif. The keynote speaker, Darin Anderson, CEO and co-founder for NXT Robotics, delivered a presentation on “Why AI and Automation is the Future of Cybersecurity” and it generated a lot of buzz from the attendees.

Anderson, who is also chairman and founder of San Diego, Calif. based CyberTECH, which operates the CyberHive incubator, is a well-known figure in the local cyber community.

FutureCon also hosted a panel session on proving cybersecurity effectiveness, a compelling topic for everyone that sat in. The participants included Brian Contos, CISO for Verodin; Stefan Richards, chief security strategist for Micro Focus; Don Wisdom, president for Datalink Networks; and Don Tran, vice president for City National Bank.

Kim Hakim, founder of FutureCon, and a highly respected U.S. Navy veteran turned infosecurity entrepreneur, informed Cybercrime Magazine that the Orange County, Calif. conference was jam-packed with cybersecurity leaders, business executives, and vendors. Hakim has run thousands of conferences in our industry over the past decade, and her impressive network is clearly paying off for everyone that shows up to a FutureCon venue.

The FutureCon App kept all of the attendees updated on the current and future trends in cybersecurity, allowing them to interact with their peers and the world’s security leaders in real-time, and extending the experience beyond the event. With the app, going to one FutureCon event is like going to all of them.

In case you missed it, Cybersecurity Ventures announced its Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2020 list live at the FutureCon Boston event earlier this month.

Next up for FutureCon on Nov. 6 is San Antonio, Texas, home to the nation’s second-largest concentration of cybersecurity experts.

FutureCon made a lot of noise in 2019, going from a pure startup to the hottest regional cybersecurity conference producer. Hakim, featured in the book “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime,” has turned up the volume for 2020 with 27 venues and top keynote speakers waiting in the wings.

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Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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