Closing Keynote - Cybercrime, Nation-States, and the Emerging Threat Landscape

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Starts: June 7, 2023 4:00 pm
Ends: 5:00 pm
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The Closing Keynote Panel titled “Cybercrime, Nation-States, and the Emerging Threat Landscape” aims to delve into the complex and rapidly evolving world of cyber threats. As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, so does the sophistication and magnitude of cyber threats faced by governments, organizations, and individuals worldwide. This panel brings together distinguished experts from various disciplines to shed light on the multifaceted nature of cybercrime, explore the involvement of nation-states in cyber operations, and examine the emerging threat landscape.

During the panel discussion, our esteemed speakers will share their insights, experiences, and research findings related to the interplay between cybercrime and nation-state activities as well as other bad actors around the globe. They will delve into the motives, tactics, and techniques employed by nation-states and criminal organizations, highlighting the emerging trends that are shaping the future of cybersecurity. Through thought-provoking presentations and interactive discussions, the panelists will address pressing issues such as state-sponsored hacking, information warfare, economic espionage and growing risks associated with critical infrastructure.

The session will explore the challenges face by governments, law enforcement agencies, and cybersecurity professionals in combating cyber threats. It will provide a platform for participants to understand the complexities of the threat landscape and develop strategies to enhance cyber resilience at organizational levels. Additional the panelists will examine the implications of emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, and their potential impact on cybercrime capabilities.

Joshua Aaron - Technology Expert

Joshua Aaron

CEO - Aiden Technologies

Strategic and energetic leader of both people and technology, passionate about articulating a vision and driving change. Guides companies through organizational and technological transformations. Data-driven in his decision making. Possess a rare mix of a motivational, encouraging leadership among colleagues and the gravitas to be highly effective in client-facing interactions.

John Kindervag - Technology Expert

John Kindervag

VP & Cybersecurity Strategist, ON2IT Group "Father of Zero Trust"

John Kindervag joined ON2IT in March of 2021 as Senior Vice President Cybersecurity Strategy and ON2IT Global Fellow. He spent the previous four years at Palo Alto Networks as Field CTO. Before Palo Alto Networks, John spent eight and one-half years at Forrester Research as a Vice President and Principal Analyst on the Security and Risk Team. John is considered one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts. He is best known for creating the revolutionary Zero Trust Model of Cybersecurity. In 2021, John was names to the President’s NSTAC Zero Trust Sub-Committee and was a primary author of the NSATC Zero Trust report that is being delivered to the President of the United States. Additionally, John was names CISO Magazine’s 2021 Cybersecurity Person of the Year. John has a practitioner background, having served as a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect. He has been interviewed and published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, and The New York Times. He has also appeared on television networks such as CNBC, Fox News, PBS, and Bloomberg discussing information security topics. John has spoken at many security conferences and events, including RSA, SXSW, ToorCon, ShmoCon, InfoSec Europe, and InfoSec World. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Iowa and lives in Dallas, TX.

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Stefan Hare

Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst - U.S. Secret Service

Stefan Hare Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst. 12 years of law enforcement experience. Testified as an expert in the field of digital forensics both for federal and state criminal investigations. Currently assigned to the Dallas Field Office of the United States Secret Service.

Joshua Jacobs

Special Agent - FBI Cyber, Dallas

Special Agent Joshua Jacobs has worked for the FBI since 2018. He is a member of Dallas’s Cyber Task Force and has been involved in several criminal investigations to include being the lead case agent for the investigation of Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware. Prior to joining the FBI Joshua worked in the private sector as a systems administrator for a software company and prior to that he operated his own technology company from 2009 to 2016.