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FutureCon St. Louis Headlined By Former Defense Intelligence Agency Cyber Leader

Next Generation Cybersecurity Conference Caters To Chief Information Security Officers

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Mar. 15, 2019

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

For its second event, on January 30, FutureCon set up shop in the desert. More than 100 attendees showed up in Scottsdale, Ariz. for a full day of presentations, networking, and dining at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas. For its third event, FutureCon moved to the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum By The Galleria on February 21, where they shone a light on state and local government. Then at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport on February 27, the theme was “Hack like a CISO, Win Peers and Influence People in a Hostile Environment.”

The most recent FutureCon conference was held on March 13 in St. Louis, Mo. at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. The keynote speaker was Tyler Cohen Wood, former Defense Intelligence Agency cyber deputy chief, internationally recognized cybersecurity expert, and author.

Wood used her expertise and unique storytelling approach to share how to truly understand cyber challenges in order to fully address the bigger picture with concrete solutions. She was followed by a panel discussion on the dark web, insider threats, and cyber resilience.

Kim Hakim, founder of FutureCon, and a highly respected U.S. Navy veteran turned infosecurity entrepreneur, informed Cybercrime Magazine that her fifth conference in 2019 turned out an exciting group of senior IT and cybersecurity executives that were on hand networking with the vendor community.

“Much like our first four events, the FutureCon App kept everyone updated on the current and future trends in cybersecurity, allowing attendees to interact with their peers and the world’s security leaders in real-time, and extending the FutureCon experience beyond the event” said Hakim.

FutureCon sponsors include Micro Focus, Fortinet, Barracuda, Cisco Security, Ensilo Security, Vedordin Inc., CI Security, Edgewave, Mimecast, Arkose Labs, DarkTrace, Forcepoint Security, Wallix, SlashNext, ExtraHop, PacketViper, Cirro Inc., Spirion, Datalink Networks, and inWebo.

Next up for FutureCon is Chicago on March 27, and then Princeton, N.J. April 17. 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. Go here to read all of my blogs and articles covering cybersecurity.

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