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Chicago Suburbs (Cybersecurity)

December 13, 2017 @ 8:15 am - 2:00 pm


December 13, 2017
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
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Chicago Marriott Northwest
4800 Hoffman Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
United States
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The Chicago Suburbs Cybersecurity Conference features 40-60 vendor exhibits and 8-12 educational speaker sessions discussing current cyber-security issues such as cloud security, email security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security & more. We give away numerous prizes including cash and gift cards up to $100, the latest tech gadgets and much more!  You'll come away with advice and knowledge so you can start proactively protecting your environment from the latest security breaches.  Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area. THIS CONFERENCE QUALIFIES FOR CPE CREDITS.  View the full conference agenda below.

For information on participating as a vendor: sales@dataconnectors.com

8:15am - 9:00amCheck-In and Opening Introductions

Data Connectors is proud to host the Tech Security Strategies Conference.

9:00am - 9:30amSession One

Scott Wilson
Channel Account Executive

Keeping the Enterprise Always On with IT Resilience

Your organization is always running and can’t afford downtime during a disaster or the traditional time it takes to recover from one. Backup solutions don’t solve these problems as they are not true disaster recovery for the business. What types of disasters will impact the business? Learn about disaster recovery scenarios, and also the questions to ask and answer when planning your disaster recovery solution to drive true IT resilience. Learn about which decisions impact the business in which ways, and how to avoid making sacrifices for your always-on organization.

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9:30am - 10:00amSession Two

Rob Pollock
Channel Sales

The Impact of DDoS Attacks – The Stakes Have Changed – Are You Prepared??

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from consumer-facing financial and news websites, to internally-oriented employee intranet links, and present a major challenge in today’s cloud-based world to making sure people can access important information and mission-critical applications. Arbor will discuss the misconceptions & facts about Modern day DDoS attacks and the Advance Threat landscape and how they can help customers mitigate their risk.  From the Mirai Botnet to the recent Wannacry ransomware attack, see how DDoS attacks are being used as a “smokescreen” for other nefarious activities.

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from these DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Its advanced threat solution delivers complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of attack campaigns, malware and malicious insiders.

10:00am - 10:30amBreak / Vendor Booth Time
10:30am - 11:00amSession Three

Christophe Bertrand
Vice President of Product Marketing

Recovering from Ransomware Attacks

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Speaker’s Bio:

Christophe Bertrand is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Arcserve. Christophe has 25 years of experience in services, software and high-end systems marketing as well as a deep passion for the product marketing discipline and product launches.

Christophe has spent most of his career in the data storage and data protection space with companies such as Legato Systems (now EMC), VERITAS (now Symantec), Maxtor, Hitachi Data Systems and most recently DataDirect Networks where he ran product, channel and vertical marketing.

At Arcserve, Christophe has spearheaded many product launches including its award-winning UDP software and appliance. Christophe was part of the executive team that took Arcserve independent. He has acquired an extensive global experience built on many hours in the field with analysts, customers, channel and alliance partners. He has also spoken publicly at many customer and industry events, in English, French and Spanish.

Christophe earned an MBA from Bradford University (England), a BA in European Business Administration from Middlesex University (England) and a Maitrise degree from the ESC Reims Business School (France).

11:00am - 11:45amBreak/Vendor Booth Time / Lunch
11:45am - 12:30pmSession Four

Eryn Brodsky
Sr. Systems Engineer

How Data Storage Impacts Your Department’s Success

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Speaker’s Bio:

Eryn Brodsky has been designing and supporting data center solutions for clients for the better part of a decade.  Believing that the best solutions are built on a collaborative foundation, she approaches data storage as a solution to a customer’s business challenges, and not just a place to keep information.

12:30pm - 1:00pmBreak / Vendor Booth Time
1:00pm - 1:45pmSession Five

Kymberli Trejo
Channel Development Manager

AI/ML/NLP ENDPOINT PREVENTION: A Cognitive Approach to Prevent Execution of Never Seen Before Malware

Cybercrime is an exponentially growing threat to the world’s businesses, governments, and citizens. Attackers have been easily evading signature-based antivirus solutions for years. Making matters worse, the exponential growth in both connected devices and malware are overwhelming the capacity of enterprise security teams. Organizations are being asked to secure IT, Mobility, IoT, and OT assets all while staying on top of the latest zero-day and polymorphic threats. A new approach is needed to keep up with the evolving cybersecurity landscape.To that end, we’ve leveraged artificial intelligence to detect and prevent threats at machine scale, redefining how endpoint security protects an organization. We’ll be discussing how we built this cognitive engine, how it works, and how it could change the landscape of cybersecurity.

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Prize Drawings for All in Attendance