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By Clare O’Gara
Fri | Nov 8, 2019 | 8:08 AM PST

From keynotes to PLUS training courses, these are SecureWorld Seattle agenda updates that you should be sure to catch.

Here are some highlights for SecureWorld's 18th annual Seattle cybersecurity conference, November 13-14, 2019.

SecureWorld PLUS courses at SecureWorld Seattle

Across two conference days, we are offering three deep dive courses through SecureWorld PLUS training.

These sessions could earn you 16 CPE credits, so you'll want to take a look:

  • "Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework"

Instructor: Larry Wilson, CISO and Adjunct Faculty for the University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts has developed a 6-hour SecureWorld PLUS training class that instructs attendees on the best practices for designing, building, and maintaining a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Organizations who currently use the Framework or are planning to use the Framework for their cybersecurity program will benefit from this course.

  • "Cloud Security: Securing Your Organization's Digital Transformation"

Instructor: Gene Kingsley, Risk Management and Program Implementation Manager for the University of Massachusetts

This course will provide a healthy introduction to modern aspects of cloud computing security. The attendee will learn how to assess and protect their organization’s data in the cloud. IoT, Providers, Tools, and processes to help avoid a rainy day.

  • "Exercises: The Key to Writing an Effective Response Playbook"

Instructor: Tom Muehleisen, Director of Cyber Operations for Norwich University Applied Research Institutes

Developed with funding from the Department of Homeland Security, the DECIDE® platform has been a trusted cybersecurity live exercise solution for more than a decade. The platform's unmatched combination of needs-based threat scenarios, strategic analytics, and communications mapping has been proven time and again in distributed sector-wide live exercises, organizational trainings, and in smaller board room settings.

In these three training blocks, the facilitator/instructor will guide students to an understanding of basic exercise structure and how to apply it to their own organization, top to bottom, using a distributed, synchronous environment like Decide®.

Each course is divided into three 90-minute sessions over the two days.

SecureWorld Seattle keynote speakers

And after some informative SecureWorld PLUS courses, do not miss the accomplished keynote speakers.

  • "Business Email Compromise: Real World Stories and Practical Defense"

Speaker: Christopher McMahon, Special Agent for the United States Secret Service

The average loss from a bank robbery is about $3,000. The average loss from a successful Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack is nearly $130,000. That kind of math explains why BEC is rampant, and every type of organization is at risk. During this presentation, hear from the point person on BEC cases investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

  • "7 Ways To Boost InfoSec's Influence (and Yours) by Communicating Differently"

Speaker: Bruce Sussman, Emmy-Winning Journalist for SecureWorld

Grow your personal influence, your leadership possibilities and move your InfoSec objectives forward (faster) by thinking differently about how you communicate. Whether your audience is the board, your team, or any part of the business, this session will help you and your communication stand out.

  • "How to Manage Your Own Career to Get to the Top"

Speaker: Mark Gelhardt, Former CIO for The White House

Do you have a plan for your future? Why not? You are the leader of your own destiny! You need to look at where you are, where you want to go, and have a plan to get there. We will talk about how to develop a plan, what to think about, and how to put one foot in front of the other to get to your end goal.

  • "The 10 Immutable Security Facts for 2019"

Speaker: Ron Winward, Security Evangelist for Radware in North America

A presentation of top 10 security facts that will disrupt established application and infrastructure security practices. A discussion centered around questions everyone is or should be asking in 2019.

There is still time to register for the most highly-attended cybersecurity conference in the Northwest.

SecureWorld Seattle is November 13-14, 2019, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Check out more event details and register here.