The third annual Cybercon, Atlanta Cyber Week’s flagship event, set an attendance record yesterday with CISOs, entrepreneurs, researchers and educators from around the world convening at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Institute. The jam-packed day included four interactive panel discussions, an 11-company product pitch and a keynote from Nadav Zafrir, the co-founder and CEO of Team8, Israel’s leading cybersecurity think tank and venture creation foundry. There was also ample time for networking.
Highlighting Zafrir’s commentary was a consistent call for organizations to better empower their edges, collaborate endpoints and refrain from attempting to predict outcomes. He also spoke about the ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t,’ challenge impacting CISOs and security professionals and urged both enterprises and startups to fix their philosophies towards cybersecurity before a big event happens.
Zafrir also spoke at length about Israel’s commitment to cybersecurity; on the methodology and need for Unit 8200, in which he is the founder of, and how hyper-connectivity has created gaps that has hurt innovation. But perhaps Zafrir’s most engaging moment was when he compared CISOs to Jewish mothers in their inability to ever be satisfied.
If you missed Zafrir’s talk, you can access the Periscope video here. Atlanta Cyber Week concludes tomorrow with events a TED Talk by Justin Daniels, and lectures at both ATDC and Georgia State University.