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Team8’s Nadav Zafrir Keynote a Hit with Record Cybercon Attendance

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 […]

Meet the Atlanta Cyber Week Influencers: Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Jorge Fernandez on Atlanta’s Competitive Advantages as a Cyber City

By: Jorge Fernandez, Vice President of Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber Since we have previously been unable to connect the dots in our global Atlanta cybersecurity story, many foreign companies have not broken through the preconception of success in the U.S. marketplace being linked to a few established gateway cities. Most times, these are markets […]

Meeting the Atlanta Cyber Week Influencers: Amida Technology Solutions Cybersecurity Director Josh Linder on Rethinking the Security Stack

By Josh Linder With cybersecurity vendors now numbering more than 1,000 and worldwide security spending projected to eclipse $93 billion in 2018 (according to Gartner Research), one has to ask, “What are enterprises spending on? And are organizations getting the value they expect?” According to cybersecurity software innovator Phantom Cyber, spending without reconciliation has become […]

Meet the Atlanta Cyber Week Influencers: PwC’s Kevin Campbell on Cyber Leading the Way in Atlanta’s FinTech Revolution

By Kevin Campbell, Southeast Market Leader for Advisory and Cybersecurity, PwC As one of the nation’s largest hubs for the financial technology (fintech) industry, Atlanta and the surrounding region have a unique opportunity to play a major role in shaping innovation around payment transactions across traditional and crypto currency. It’s a growing community of educational […]

Meet the Atlanta Cyber Week Influencers: NexDefense Co-Founder and Board Member Derek Harp on Shopping for Cybersecurity Services

by Derek Harp Finding the right provider of cybersecurity services requires significant time and effort. The considerations are many, the complexities great and the pressure often tremendous. Large enterprises have dedicated staff to resolve these puzzles, but what are the small and medium-sized businesses to do? With limited or nonexistent staff wholly focused on cybersecurity, […]

Meet the Atlanta Cyber Week Influencers: NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul Discusses Why It’s Time for the U.S. to Lower the Excessive Costs of Data Breach Notification

By Patrick Gaul, Executive Director, National Technology Security Coalition According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, the global cost of a data breach went down by ten percent over the last year. The reason? Global companies are improving information security best practices like incident response, encryption and employee training to help […]

Meet the Atlanta Cyber Week Influencers: Dr. Traci Carte of Kennesaw State University on Attracting and Retaining Employees in the Cybersecurity Field

By Dr. Traci Carte, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University There is a shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and it is going to get worse. Open positions can take anywhere from 3 to six months to fill (with many positions simply going unfilled). This means effective security management requires highly successful recruiting and best […]

Meet the Atlanta Cyber Week Influencers: Metro Atlanta President and CEO Hala Moddelmog on Why Every CEO Should Care About Cybersecurity

By Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber As the recent string of high-profile hacks of major U.S. companies from the past five years attests, it’s not if – but when a cyber attack will occur. Large corporations already know they should monitor their cybersecurity and be aware of potential risks. The larger vulnerability […]