This month’s newsletter shifts focus to the upcoming 11th Annual Cyber Security Summit by presenting you with a high-level Visitor’s Guide. Below is a small selection of topics our speakers will dive into during the 3-day event. Registration is now open, and we hope to see you there! 
Supply Chain
Securing the Development & Supply Chain of Open Source Software (OSS)
Tues, Oct 26; 3:00 – 3:30 PM CT
Look at how OSS is developed, distributed, maintained, and attacked. Learn how you can apply exemplary practices to stay a step (or more) ahead of your adversaries with a set of best practices and attack countermeasures.
Supply Chain 101
Wed, Oct 27; 10:50 – 11:45 AM CT
Analyze the supply chain shortcomings revealed during the pandemic and identify actions we must take to protect and safeguard the supply chain in the future.
The Attack of the Cyber Supply Chain
Wed, Oct 27; 1:00 – 1:30 PM CT
Take a deep dive into the SolarWinds attack on the cyber supply chain, including a discussion on the opportunity of the infinite horizon, the importance of attribution, and necessary improvements to information sharing.
Risk Management and Governance
Staying out of Trouble: DOJ’s Former Top Cyber Prosecutor on Staying Safe
Tues, Oct 26; 9:15 – 9:45 AM CT
Insider tips on how those of us in security can stay out of legal and regulatory trouble, including discussing such topics as breach communications, incident reports, informed consent, ransom payments, hack back, bug bounty programs, and more.
Is your Human Firewall Working?
Tues, Oct 26; 11:15 – 11:45 AM CT
Strategies to answer the question of how we get our users to understand the importance of their role and to keep security top of mind. Based on the bestseller, Made to Stick, look at how to help your security messages get through to your users and actually change behaviors.
The Cyber Security Maturity Model (CMMC)
Wed, Oct 27; 10:20 – 10:50 AM CT
As the Federal government expands new regulations and accountability across the Federal contracting space, the CMMC has the potential to expand beyond the Defense Industrial Base. Hear perspectives on the new standard, what the key components are, and what business and counsel should be concerned about in the emerging compliance environment.
Incident Response
“Reasonable” Cyber practices: A Survey of Legislation, Regulation
Mon, Oct 25; 9:00 – 9:30 AM CT
Look at stories of regulation that was legislated successfully, particularly around incident reporting, and how it’s possible to replicate similar outcomes in other jurisdictions.
How AI and Machine Learning Will Transform Critical Event Management?
Wed, Oct 27; 1:30 – 2:00 PM CT
From cyber incidents, to emergency communication, to automation, explore how advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are helping to evolve Critical Events Management.
Adversary Trends: What You Need to Know
Wed, Oct 27; 4:00 – 4:30 PM CT
Review the latest trends in adversaries including what we see on the horizon, and discuss how intelligence can be leveraged throughout the enterprise to plan and maximize an effective response.
This is but a brief sampling of our stellar (and swelling) programming agenda. Next month we’ll tease out more Summit content and share how you can maximize your attendee experience!
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About the Cyber Security Summit
The 11th Annual Cyber Security Summit takes place Oct. 25-27, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN and online (hybrid event). To stay up-to-date on the Summit and trending cyber security issues, follow the Cyber Security Summit on social media and use the hashtag #cybersummitMN for the latest conversations. For details, visit us at
Sponsorship Opportunities
Interested in sponsoring Cyber Security Summit 2021? This year’s hybrid format creates new opportunities to reach and engage cybersecurity professionals. Visit our 2021 Sponsor Experience to explore the wide array of benefits. To learn about remaining sponsorships, contact Jennifer Churchill at 763-548-1306 or

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