New Lunchtime Session Added: Bridging the Skills Gap

We’ve added an optional lunchtime session! Dr. Jeffrey Labrador of IBM Talent Management Solutions will present, “Bridging the Skills Gap: An Examination of Competencies Needed for Cybersecurity Professionals,” beginning at 12:15 pm in Room 20–21. It is estimated that almost two million cyber positions will be unfulfilled by 2022. This is largely due to a skills gap for the necessary technical skills needed for these roles. Dr. Labrador will focus on the identification of other areas outside of technical skills (e.g., competencies and aptitudes) that are appropriate for a number of cyber roles and explore how to identify the behavioral competencies needed for these roles as well as solutions to help assess them.

Join the Fun with FLCyberCon Interactive Experiences

What’s a conference without some cool demos? While nearly 40 exhibitors will be on hand to share their latest offering, we have a few special interactive experiences planned for the Exhibit Hall:

Hack the City

Welcome to Cyberville, an interactive 3D model city (based on Tampa!) that illustrates just how much havoc a cyberattack can cause in the physical world. Learn what it takes to defend a city by identifying vulnerabilities, exploiting those vulnerabilities, and watching the results unfold in real time.

  • Shut down the power plant and plunge Cyberville into darkness
  • Watch the water come to a standstill when you hack the treatment plant
  • Drain the fuel from the storage banks on the military base
  • See what happens when manufacturing plant operations are interrupted

Each scenario is tied to a real-world hack or proof-of-concept and uses the same tools the hackers use, so you can see how its done.

Are You Right for a Career in Cybersecurity? Ask Watson®

IBM Watson ® Career Coach is a virtual assistant that aligns career goals with business goals. With each interaction, Watson ® learns your preferences and interests, so it can recommend compatible career paths. Visit the Exhibit Hall to test this innovative AI-powered tool for yourself. Answer questions, ask questions, and see which career path Watson ® recommends for you!

Four New Sessions Announced

Sessions on advanced data correlation, the latest from IARPA, cyber law, and cloud security have just been announced for Florida Cyber Conference 2018! Robert Rahmer from IARPA will report on their research into cyber event forecasting; Brian Murphy from ReliaQuest will be discussing how you can use big data analytics to improve security across your enterprise; two cyber law experts, Sue Friedberger and David Gurwin, will explore what happens when a data breach becomes a legal problem; and Joe Partlow from ReliaQuest will review what cloud security controls you should have in place. With this announcement, all twenty sessions are now available for review here. We’ll be announcing times and locations shortly as well as sharing a few bonus features to look forward to at this year’s event!

FLCyberCon 2018 Announces Crypto & GDPR Panels, Plus a New Special Guest!

Florida Cyber Conference 2018 is pleased to announce the latest additions to this year’s lineup! Roland Cloutier, Staff VP & Global Chief Security Officer at ADP, will join Vice Admiral Mike McConnell (USN, Ret.) and Cyxtera CEO Manny Medina for our Opening Discussion on October 10. We’ve also added two new panels for October 11: Current Issues in Cryptography, led by the only man to serve as U.S. Chief Codemaker and U.S. Chief Codebreaker, Ed Giorgio; and The Rise of Privacy: Complying with GDPR in the United States. Visit the links to learn more about each of these new additions!