Course Description:
80%+ of all human existence is now impacted by digital activity. ~100% of all digital activity operates on dated technology platforms NOT designed to be secure. 60%+ of in-place senior executives espouse strongly held [bordering on toxic] misconceptions of risk and security fundamentals. We will dive into strategy development and communication throughout the organization. This workshop is geared toward those who want to be considered a respected source of influence in the industry. Futurist Thornton May and a faculty of local experts will facilitate a highly interactive workshop showcasing the stories, strategies, frameworks, and best practices of leaders who are winning the Risk/Security Revolution.

(Click on the city name for the full agenda)

Charlotte SecureWorld  February 7 - 8, 2018

Boston SecureWorld  March 14 - 15, 2018

Chicago SecureWorld  June 4 - 5, 2018

This course includes access to the entire conference agenda.
Space is limited in each location.

If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Nelson, Program Director, at or 503-303-7863.

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Instructor: Thornton May
Futurist, Author & Professor, Named "One of the top 50 brains in technology today" by Fast Company

Thornton is one of America’s premier executive educators, designing and delivering high impact curricula at UCLA, UC-Berkeley, Arizona State University, The Ohio State University, Harvard University, the University of Kentucky, Babson, and the Olin College of Engineering. His programs mine the knowledge of the audience delivering practical insights in an engaging and interactive manner.

As a futurist, Thornton writes columns on technology for three leading publications, researches at four think tanks, and advises major organizations and government agencies on how to think differently about technology—all the while conducting seminal anthropological field research into technology-use behaviors of the various tribes comprising modern society.

No stranger to the risk and infosec tribe, Thornton has written for CSO Magazine and frequently advises, lectures, and always learns from professionals in the various agencies of the American intelligence community. In a previous life, Thornton served as the Chief Awareness Officer (CAO) for one of the world’s first managed security services firm.

Thornton brings a scholar's patience for empirical research, a second-to-none gift for storytelling, and a stand-up comedian’s sense of humor to his audiences. His recent book, "The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics," examines the intersection of the analytic and IT tribes.

The editors at eWeek honored Thornton, including him on their list of Top 100 Most Influential People in IT. The editors at Fast Company labeled him "one of the top 50 brains in technology today."