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2019 OptivCon Phoenix

We are committed to bringing together the best of the security industry to unite for a cause that's bigger than all of us — the digital safety of our customers, organizations, and future generations. We invite you to join us in Phoenix.

Speaker :
Joe Vadakkan | Global Practice Leader, Cloud Security | Morning Keynote

Joe Vadakkan brings more than 18 years of Global Infrastructure Architecture & Security experience, focusing on all aspects of cyber & data security to his role Global Practice Leader, Cloud Security for Optiv. Vadakkan serves as a trusted advisor to his clients and peers within the industry. He focuses on understanding business needs, security risks and ever-evolving technology landscape in the areas of cyber digital transformation (CDx) which includes Secure Cloud, Data Analytics & Automation to help guide his organizations through the process of defining and maturing their security programs. Vadakkan is a highly skilled communicator with the ability to work at all levels of the business.

Speakers Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Speaker :
Chris Tarbell | Former FBI Cyber Security Special Agent | Afternoon Keynote

One of the most successful cyber security law enforcement officials of all time, Chris Tarbell has extensive expertise in cyber security and computer forensics. In an environment where an open computer receives more than 42,000 hits trying to hack it within 13 minutes, how do you protect your assets? A charismatic and hilarious storyteller, Tarbell shares the adrenaline-pumping tale of how he infiltrated and took down two of the most notorious cyber criminals in dark web networks Anonymous and Silk Road and, outlines our nation’s growing cyber threats and the cyber security challenges businesses face today.

Believing that there are two types of companies out there, those who have been hacked and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked, Tarbell offers practical tips like “Don’t be the low-hanging fruit” and “Be aware of insider threats.” He also helps audiences understand which threats they should focus on when allocating their resources. With 17 years of law enforcement experience and extremely rare insight into the mindset of the hacker community (he spent nine months living and working with one of the most notorious and influential hackers in the world), his is the preeminent voice on cyber security in the nation.

Speakers Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Event Dates:
Tuesday, November 12 - 8:00am – 6:00pm

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Vaquero Ballroom

For more information about this event, please visit the conference website.

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Tuesday, November 12th from 4:30pm-6:30pm


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