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!

FLCyberCon 2018 Adds Free Pre-Conference Workshop for SMBs

Florida Cyber Conference 2018 has partnered with the National Cyber Security Alliance to offer a pre-conference workshop for small and medium-sized businesses, included at no extra cost with your conference registration.

Hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), CyberSecure My Business™ is a national program helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) learn to be safer and more secure online; it offers in-person, highly interactive and easy-to-understand workshops based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to help businesses:

  • Understand which business assets others want
  • Protect those assets
  • Detect when something has gone wrong
  • React quickly with an action plan
  • Learn how to recover after a breach

Additional program components include monthly webinars with experts, online portals resources and monthly newsletters.

What’s Included

This workshop includes hands-on exercises that let you tailor the experience to your business. You’ll leave armed with an action plan that you can apply immediately to improve your business’s cybersecurity. Learn more about the NCSA CyberSecure My Business Workshop 2018.

When & Where

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2:00–4:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center

Who Should Attend

  • Small & medium-sized business (SMB) owners
  • Employees of any size business
  • Not-for-profit leadership and staff
  • Government employees
  • Individuals working with the SMB community (SBDC, SCORE, BBB staff, etc.)

Cost to Attend

Registration to the Florida Cyber Conference 2018 is required to be eligible to attend this workshop.

To sign up for this workshop, select the ‘CyberSecure My Business Pre-Conference Workshop’ during the conference registration process to add it to your order and complete your registration.

Seating for this workshop is limited, so register and sign up soon.

Wondering if FLCyberCon 2018 is right for you?

Each year, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida) adds more content and new features to make our annual conference the can’t-miss event for Florida’s cybersecurity community, from the CISOs, hands-on practitioners, researchers, and defense and law enforcement personnel to students, educators, HR professionals, attorneys, purchasing agents, etc. There’s truly something for everyone, and, most importantly, the chance for all these people from across the community to come together and connect on the latest issues and trends. Watch the video to see what we’re talking about. P.S. We’ve added a fifth track in Emerging Technologies!