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FutureCon Cybersecurity Conference Flies Through The Mile High City

Women Know Cyber book signing at the Denver event

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Aug. 5, 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 last week at the Ritz Carlton in Denver, Colo. The keynote speaker, Billy Rios, managing partner at QED Secure Solutions, delivered a presentation titled “From Basements to Boardrooms: The Evolution of Cybersecurity Researchers.” His captivating presentation covered the cybersecurity research that led to a worldwide recall of a popular insulin pump.

Rios, a cybersecurity author, researcher, venture advisor, and entrepreneur, talked about connected medical devices and how they affect people’s safety, as well as some of the first recalls due to cyber threats. He also sat on a panel session focused on proving cybersecurity effectiveness.

Di Freeze, co-author of the book “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime,” published by Cybersecurity Ventures, was at FutureCon in Denver for a book signing. She signed 100 copies of the book for attendees. Mary Hayes, CISSP, CISA/M, and vice president, Network Security at Charter Communications, and one of the women featured, joined Freeze and signed some books as well.

FutureCon is giving away 700 copies of the Women Know Cyber book at the local cybersecurity conferences, and there will be another book signing in Boston on October 9. Cybersecurity Ventures will also be announcing the 2019/2020 edition of the popular Cybersecurity 500 list at the Boston venue.

Kim Hakim, founder of FutureCon, and a highly respected U.S. Navy veteran turned infosecurity entrepreneur, informed Cybercrime Magazine that the Denver 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.

Next up for FutureCon is Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 21, and then Des Moines, Iowa, on Sep. 5. The cybersecurity conferences will be in 24 cities throughout 2019.

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

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