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Cybersecurity Symposium

World Wide Technology presents the Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Symposium: Generation to Innovation at Saint Louis University.

The rapid development of technology and the emergence of the cyber realm have posed new challenges for corporations, government and society as a whole. The Cybersecurity Symposium at Saint Louis University, presented by World Wide Technology, is intended to bring the cybersecurity industry together for networking and discussion and includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a panel discussion on the future of cybersecurity and the role it plays in our world. 

Cybersecurity Symposium: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena (1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103). Register for the symposium and attend the networking event on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at World Wide Technology Headquarters, which is included in your registration fee. In addition to the symposium, the networking event the night before will provide an opportunity for students and professionals with backgrounds in engineering, computer science, math and cybersecurity to build relationships with potential employers and colleagues.

Register for the Symposium & Networking Event 

Networking Event

The Networking Event is included in your registration to the Cybersecurity Symposium, and will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at World Wide Technology Headquarters  (1 World Wide Way, St. Louis, MO 63146). 

Networking Event Agenda: 
  • 6 - 6:30 p.m.- Registration 
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Welcome from World Wide Technology 
  • 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker- Susan Craig 
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m. - Industry Networking 
Networking Event Keynote Speaker: 
Susan CraigSusan Craig, StandPoint

Craig is the resident Devil’s Advocate at StandPoint– a title she once held at the Defense Intelligence Agency.  As the senior methodological expert on alternative analysis at DIA, she led analysts across the agency in instilling creativity and rigor into their analysis.  As the Devil’s Advocate at StandPoint, she leverages these proven critical thinking tools to help clients better understand complex and dynamic environments.  Craig is also a professor of international affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, teaching courses on the intelligence community, national security decision-making and alternative analysis.

Symposium Pricing 

 Prices for the Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Symposium: 

  • General admission: $75 per person 
  • Cost of table: $500 per table (10 attendees)
  • SLU students: Free
  • Non-SLU students: $15  
Register for the Symposium

The Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  at Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103.

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Symposium Agenda

The Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103.

  • 8 - 8:45 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 - 9 a.m.- Welcome from Saint Louis University President Fred Pestello, Ph.D. 
  • 9 - 10 a.m. - Keynote Speaker: Mike McGlynn, Vice President of Security Solutions at World Wide Technology, Security Transformation and Innovation from the Cyber Front
  • 10 a.m.  - 10:15 a.m. - Break
  • 10:15 a.m.  - 11a.m. - Breakout Session 1A: Ed Cabrera, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro 
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Breakout Session 1B: Greg Herbold,  Protecting your Digital Way of Life with Palo Alto Networks                                                            
  • 11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Break
  • 11: 15 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Breakout Session 2A: Jon Stinnett, Senior Systems Engineer, Symantec 
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Breakout Session 2B: Ladi Adefala, Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet 
  • 12 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Panel Discussion, Advancing Your Career in the Cyber Realm
  • 1:30- 2:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Annette Sobel,  Former Major General (Ret., Arizona Air National Guard), Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, Leadership Opportunities and the Emerging Threat in Cybersecurity 
Speakers
 Keynote Speakers: 
Mike McGylnnMorning Keynote: Mike McGlynn, VP of Security Solutions at World Wide Technology

Mike McGlynn joined World Wide Technology in September 2010 after 25 years of government service at the National Security Agency. As the Vice President of Security Solutions at World Wide Technology, McGlynn will be speaking on Security Transformation and Innovation from the Cyber Front, with a focus on what innovative organizations are doing to combat cyber threats while maturing their security posture. 

Annette Sobel Afternoon Keynote: Annette Sobel, M.D., M.S., Texas Tech University 

Dr. Annette Sobel is a former Major General in the Arizona Air National Guard, first Director Intelligence for the National Guard Bureau and second Homeland Security Director to serve the state of New Mexico. She is currently a faculty member at Texas Tech University  in Lubbock,  and her research focuses on integration of human factors principles into a wide range of systems engineering and operational platforms. Dr. Sobel  currently serves as a senior adviser for geospatial matters at Saint Louis University. 

Breakout Speakers: 
EduardoBreakout Session 1A Speaker: Ed Cabrera, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro

Eduardo E. Cabrera is a trusted advisor and a proven cybersecurity leader. He is
responsible for analyzing emerging cybersecurity threats to develop innovative
and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and
strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran of the
United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber
investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated
mission of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure and its leaders.

Greg Herbold Breakout Session 1B Speaker: Greg Herbold, Palo Alto Networks 

Greg Herbold is Director of the U.S. State/Local Government and Education (SLED) segment at Palo Alto Networks. He is part of an awesome team that creates partnerships, solutions and programs to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. His goal: help governments and educational institutions confidently secure the technology initiatives that support our citizens, public servants, students, faculty & administration - making every tomorrow a bit more secure than today.

 Jon Stinnett Breakout Session 2A Speaker: Jon Stinnett, Senior Systems Engineer, Symantec 

Jon Stinnett is Symantec’s Channel SE for the Western United States. Prior to joining Symantec, Stinnett spent 10 years working as a security analyst/architect for Fortune 500 companies such as Broadcom and Molina Healthcare. During his time in those roles, Stinnett was responsible for technologies such as Proxy Content Filtering, DLP, Encryption, and Multi-Factor Authentication. Now residing in Orange County, CA, Stinnett is a Chicago-land native and avid Bears fan. During free time, Stinnett loves to play golf and spend time with his family including many trips to nearby Disneyland. 

Fortinet Breakout Session 2B Speaker: Ladi Adefala, Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet

Ladi Adefala is a passionate cybersecurity professional with a broad range of expertise that spans multiple security domains including cybersecurity strategy, solution architectures, security risk assessments, cyber threat intelligence and research and cybersecurity training. Adefala’s background in information technology and security began with stints at Red Hat Consulting, AT&T and World Wide Technology Inc.

Advancing your Career in the Cyber Realm Panelists:
CraigCraig Byrkit, Department Leader of Information Systems Threat, Vulnerability and Cyber Risk Management Departments, Edward Jones

Craig Byrkit has successfully served for 16 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which included the development of the St. Louis FBI Cyber Task Force. He currently leads the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) board in St. Louis, is a member of the Saint Louis University advisory board for Computer Information Systems and is one of the founding members and an adjunct professor for the Washington University Master’s Cyber Security Management program.

Chris Konrad Christopher Konrad, Director of Security Sales Specialist's, World Wide Technology 

Chris Konrad is primarily responsible for  ensuring the Sales Leadership, Global Client Executives, Account Managers, Consulting Solution Engineers and Consulting Solution Architect’s know and understand the WWT security OEM Landscape, ATC Capabilities and Cyber Security Service Capabilities. Additional responsibilities include providing thought leadership for the WWT cyber security Vision Strategy Execution Metrics and primary security disciplines of Infrastructure, Identify Access Management, Endpoint, Governance, and Operations. 

Gary HarbisonGary Harbison, Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Bayer 

Gary Harbison is a proven security leader with over 19 years of experience in the Information Security domain that includes roles at multiple global fortune 500 companies, as well as public sector experience with the US Department of Defense. His background has included technical experience, strategy and architecture focused roles, cyber and threat experience, and various leadership roles focused on building highly performing teams to drive the strategy and direction for Information Security while partnering with his customers to enable key business objectives. 

Sponsorship Levels

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Michael Ruiz,  Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Saint Louis University at 314-977-2818  or via email at michael.ruiz@slu.edu for more information.

$15,000 Sponsor
  • One breakout speaker
  • Signage at the Networking Event at World Wide Technology headquarters on April 2
  • Signage at the symposium on April 3
  • 20 tickets to the networking event on April 2
  • 20 tickets to the symposium on April 3
  • Exhibit table at the symposium upon request
$10,000 Sponsor
  • One breakout speaker
  • Signage at the networking event on April 2
  • Signage at the symposium on April 3
  • 10  tickets to the networking event on April 2
  • 10 tickets to the symposium on April 3
  • Exhibit table at the symposium upon request
$5,000 Sponsor 
  • Signage at the networking event on April 2
  • Signage at the symposium on April 3
  • Five tickets to the networking event on April 2
  • Five reserved seats at the symposium on April 3
  • Exhibit table at the symposium upon request
$2,500 Sponsor
  • Signage at symposium on April 3
  • Two tickets to attend the Networking Event at World Wide Technology headquarters on April 2
  • Two reserved seats at the symposium on April 3
  • Exhibit table at the symposium upon request
Sponsors 

Presenting Sponsor: 

World Wide Technology

Breakout Sponsors and Speakers: 

Trend Micro

Symantec

Palo Alto

Fortinet

Partner Sponsors: 

Netskope

Duo Security

 

Edward Jones

SixThirty