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Xerox’s CISO Keynotes At The FutureCon Cybersecurity Conference In Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jay says the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Apr. 25, 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 this past week at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in the Washington D.C. Convention Center. The keynote speaker, Dr. Jay, VP and chief information security officer (CISO) at Xerox, delivered a presentation on “Securing Yourself for the Future.” Her message resonated in a full house of senior security leaders and cyber experts.

“Futurecon was a great opportunity to dissect various perspectives on the trajectory of cybersecurity,” says Dr. Jay. “FutureCon brought out the security novice, security savvy, and security expert. There was something there for everyone. There was also great representation across the public and private sector space.”

We asked Dr. Jay to give us a mini-keynote from her FutureCon talk. “Yesterday, we talked about the future and how to increase our protection against the adversary. But when you think about the future, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Past behavior tells us we still have to focus on basic security themes such as patching, closing ports, and creating a security-aware culture.  It would behoove us to consider cognitive security approaches using AI and behavioral analytics while still pursuing strategies to shore up basic security tasks.”

It was a treat for the FutureCon audience to hear from someone with Dr. Jay’s experience. In addition to being an award-winning senior IT and cybersecurity Fortune 100 executive, she’s the former White House deputy chief information officer (CIO). Dr. Jay spent more than 11 years as an adjunct faculty member for several well-respected universities, and 6 years as a cryptologic engineer at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Kim Hakim, founder of FutureCon, and a highly respected U.S. Navy veteran turned infosecurity entrepreneur, informed Cybercrime Magazine that the Washington, D.C. 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 Houston, Texas. on May 15, and then Kansas City on May 22. 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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