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3rd Annual CyberSecurity International Symposium


  • University Center 525 South State Street Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)
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3rd Annual CyberSecurity International Symposium

According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and McAfee, cybercrime currently costs the world almost $600 billion each year, or 0.8% of global GDP - up from almost $500 billion in 2014. Research firm Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that the global cost of cybercrime will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion annually by 2021, which includes damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost property, intellectual property theft, and other areas. As Ginni Rometty, IBM Corp.'s Chairman, President and CEO observed, "Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world." *

The 3rd Annual CyberSecurity International Symposium, November 4-5, 2019 in Chicago is a focused educational Forum in which to network with leading cybersecurity professionals, innovators, enterprise CIOs and regulators who are on the front lines of securing critical business and infrastructure networks. The Symposium will examine the latest technologies for enhancing cybersecurity and reducing risk, as well as best practices and key lessons learned to date in the ever-evolving challenge to ensure end-to-end security for organizations of all varieties.

Topics to be addressed include:

  1. Evolution of cybersecurity threat: recent developments and trends

  2. Impact of cyber threat on businesses, government, and critical infrastructure

  3. Latest advances in cyber security technologies

  4. Implementation best practices and lessons learned

  5. Intersection of cyber and physical infrastructure security

  6. Assessing and monitoring risk effectively

  7. Effectively managing security incidents

  8. Key take-aways from recent cyber incidents

  9. Internet of Things (IoT) security implications across industries

  10. Current state of cybersecurity standards development

  11. Developing, coordinating, and implementing critical infrastructure policies

  12. Consequence-driven, Cyber-informed Engineering

  13. Situational awareness, common vulnerability analysis, and threat assessment

  14. Upgrading technology to meet evolving risks

  15. Building a culture of security

  16. Rapidly sharing threat, vulnerabilities, and mitigation strategies

  17. Securing the evolving distribution network


Earlier Event: November 4
Elite East Coast CISO Summit
Later Event: November 6
Cyber Security Summit: Boston 2019