“See globally. Defend locally.” At SecureWorld, it’s our battle refrain and the heart of what we do.
For over 18 years, we’ve stayed on top of global IT security issues and shared the critical knowledge and tools needed to protect against ever-evolving threats. Through our network of industry experts, thought leaders, practitioners, and solution providers, we collaborate to produce leading-edge, relevant content and educational opportunities.
We host 17 annual conferences across North America, web conferences every three weeks, a weekly podcast, and online training courses, and serve as a hub for cybersecurity news and resources. We hope you'll consider becoming part of our security community!
Brad Graver brings 20 years of sales, sales management and marketing expertise to SecureWorld. He excels in helping organizations and their partners grow. Brad’s executive responsibilities have included: driving training initiatives, coaching sales teams, implementation of sales metrics and business development. He has completed many training seminars on sales coaching and training. Previously he also spent time in education teaching high school and coaching high school athletics in San Diego. Brad graduated from Whittier College with a degree in Political Science/Economics and believes education is the best way to invest in yourself. His wife and two sons love living in the Northwest and everything it has to offer.
Kerry Nelson selects and develops the many facets of SecureWorld’s conference content by drawing from his years of relationships with both end users and solution providers. Additionally, he works closely with security associations by providing additional membership benefits to help fuel their growth. Prior to joining SecureWorld, Kerry enjoyed seven years at the Rose Garden/Portland Trail Blazers in corporate sponsorship and suite sales roles. Prior to that, he was with Farmers Insurance Group in several management/marketing functions. Kerry attended Southern Oregon State College and graduated with a degree in Business. He also enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his family.
Shauna has been initiating, planning and executing conferences and events for over 15 years. Bringing value to sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and the community is a personal passion. Her time spent as a Hospitality Division Manager strengthened her skills in team leadership, public service, commercial project management, and marketing. This combined with experience as a Petroleum Brand Manager gives her a unique perspective on both sponsors’ and attendees’ needs and goals. Shauna has a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in History from Portland State University, where she is an enthusiastic alum. She has also completed and facilitated executive training seminars for both marketing and management in numerous verticals. Her son and daughter are fifth generation Portlanders, and she herself is a proud native and volunteer in the community.
Erik is responsible for building, planning, and executing major cybersecurity conferences and events. With over 15 years’ experience in the events industry, Erik has a proven track record of producing important and successful conferences on the business and consumer side in the tech and outdoors industries. Erik has extensive experience working with C-Level executives, from start-ups to Fortune 500, and with vendors of all sizes. He has managed events ranging in size from small high-level corporate meetings to major trade shows of over 15,000 attendees. When not at the office, you will find Erik trying to keep up with his daughter or on a river with a fly-fishing rod in hand.
Natalie graduated with a bachelor’s in New Media Communications from Oregon State University, with a focus in Film Studies & Production. In an effort to avoid the life of a starving artist, she found a way to transfer her abilities of creativity, vision, directing people, managing projects, and technical skills into a professional path. Natalie has 10+ years of marketing, sales, and event planning experience. At SecureWorld she enjoys building connections between Information Security heroes and utilizing creativity daily to develop successful conferences. In her free time, Natalie enjoys listening to records, attending concerts, being in nature, traveling, keeping active, and watching indie flicks.
With over 20 years of sales and project management experience, Marsha enjoys all aspects of building an event. Engaging with both solution providers and end users to create an informative and exciting experience is what she strives for. Prior to SecureWorld, Marsha spent many years in both a General Manager and Sales Manager role. In her spare time she loves traveling with her family and cooking for friends.
Tom works with the vendor community to provide quality educational content for information security professionals that create strong demand generation opportunities. This includes forming a National Advisory Board of CISOs and Directors of Security from across the U.S., developing the SecureWorld web conference and digital marketing programs, and working with nationally-recognized industry thought leaders. With over 15 years of B2B sales and marketing experience, Tom strives to use his skills to benefit the SecureWorld audience and the sponsors who support our programs.
Elizebeth Smith Friedman was a true pioneer in the field of cryptography, yet without nearly the recognition she deserves. She used her natural talent for decryption to become one of the preeminent codebreakers in U.S. history. From 1916 through World War II, she solved complex ciphers for the highest levels of law enforcement and military intelligence. We will look at her fascinating life and remarkable contributions that have helped lay the foundation for information security today.
Blink and you just might miss it.
The velocity of change and innovation hurtling towards us—not to mention threats—is phenomenal. And it’s only accelerating. We know that because we’re all experiencing it, but how do we prepare and best respond? Or rather, get out in front of it?
“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” says the Danish proverb. But the process of predicting—challenging and uncertain as it is—is always worthwhile. And there’s no time like now for our InfoSec community to be doing exactly that. We can’t afford not to.
Which is why we’ve made this the theme of our 2018 conference season: “FAST FORWARD ⏩ Predicting & Preparing for Our Cyber Future.” Join us at one of our 15 regional events as leading futurists, innovators, and defenders cast a vision for what’s ahead in cybersecurity in 2018, and the decades to come!
We’ll delve into these critical trends and discover the implications together:
⏩ Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Robots
⏩ Connected Devices & the IoT Explosion
⏩ Identifiers & Authentication
⏩ Future Hacking
⏩ Blockchain & Crypto Currency
⏩ Shifting Career Landscape
“Futuring requires crafting a narrative that depicts the intersection of technology with humans. It’s not enough just to imagine a car; one must also envision the traffic jam—the implications of a technology being adopted at scale.”
— Thornton A. May, SecureWorld Keynote, Futurist/Author/Professor
Warfare has advanced considerably since the Middle Ages, but in many ways the principles of fortification remain the same. The great castles of antiquity were ingeniously designed to protect their inhabitants from persistent enemy threats. Their carefully planned and creative defensive measures provide rich metaphors for today’s cyber guardians. What lessons can be applied to securing our sophisticated digital fortresses? SecureWorld attendees will enjoy exploring and learning from the historical anecdotes and tactics in this year’s conference theme, “Surviving the Siege: Medieval Lessons in Modern Security.”
Sure, you know Poe as the maniacal author of poems like 'The Raven' and short stories like 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' But you might not know about his fascination with encrypted messaging, science, and the universe, or construction of his works like math problems.
Edgar Allan Poe practiced cryptography and steganography. He wrote an entire short story that essentially outlined the Big Bang Theory. Poe overcame staggering challenges to hone his craft. Yet he died mysteriously—and broke.
Join us at a SecureWorld event near you to learn more about Edgar Allan Poe and his remarkable life. Find out how his contributions are still making a difference in the cybersecurity industry, 167-years after his death. We look forward to sharing his story with you.
SecureWorld Expo’s 2015 theme explores the rich history and the 150th anniversary of the United States Secret Service. The agency, dating back to the American Civil War, guards not only our world leaders but also our national financial system. Join us as we explore the beginnings and the evolution of one of our most valuable assets.
Hedy Lamarr, 1940s Hollywood starlet, helped set the groundwork for some of the most revolutionary technology of our time. Hedy listened quietly while her first husband, a well-known Austrian arms dealer, entertained high-ranking Nazi officials as they discussed submarines, wire-guided torpedoes, and the frequencies used to guide them remotely. This would lay the groundwork for her later invention. The science presented in patent #2292387 serves as the basis for the technology we use today in cell phones, Bluetooth, wireless Internet, defense satellites, and other spread-spectrum devices.
Alan Turing, one of the UK’s finest minds, is often referred to as the pioneer of modern computing.Turing’s life was full of incident, with his work at Bletchley Park during the Second World War essential to the Allies war effort and helping turn the tide against the Nazi regime that threatened to engulf Europe. While this work is well-documented, and growing in both awareness and appreciation all the time, there are many other facts about Turing you may not be aware of, but paint a picture of what an interesting, intelligent and lasting legacy he’s had on the world at large.
Only in the last 40 years have scientists discovered the key to understanding the lost Mayan culture of the Yucatan—destroyed 400 years earlier as a consequence of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Take an expedition with SecureWorld as we give you insight into the ancient Mayan society, with its complex alphabet, advanced numerical and calendar system, and the story behind how this lost culture was found again by a determined group of “decrypters.”
With the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, and the outbreak of the Civil War, the need for secure telegraphic communications became paramount. Cyptographers were presented with new challenges in the first war in which the telegraph played an important role. The telegraph greatly increased the number of messages that could be sent and the speed at which they could travel, but the wires were not secure. At any point between the sender and receiver an enemy agent could tap into the line and receive the message without detection. There was little that Civil War armies could do to stop the wire-tappers, so they sought to minimize the danger by encoding their transmissions.
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