Believe it or not, Secure360 is only one month away! That gives you one month to plan your session schedules, decide what vendors you want to talk with, what special events you want to attend and download the new Secure360 app.
To help you make the most of your time at this year’s conference, here are the top things you should know:
The Secure360 mobile app is available to download now
This year we wanted to give you some time extra time to play with the app before the conference. You can find sessions, add things to your schedule and browse the list of sponsors. Log-in is not required, however, we did streamline the process to make it even more secure and if you do create a log-in account, you will have access to additional features including:
- Create custom schedules and sync break-out sessions to phone calendar
- Send messages to other attendees and/or exchange contact information
- Take notes on sessions, speakers and exhibitors
- Post directly to social media channels as well to the app’s activity feed
- Participate in in-app game and leaderboard activities
You can download the app in the AppStore, on Google Play or get the web-based version. If you have questions, visit us at the information booth. We can help with the app and give you the details on our two new events for 2016: Secure360 Iowa and Wisconsin!
Industry rock star keynote: Brian Krebs
You don’t want to miss information security expert Brian Krebs who is kicking off the conference with his keynote on Tuesday morning. Krebs’ keynote at Secure360 Twin Cities will examine some of the biggest drivers of computer crime today, by examining the economic forces that motivate cybercrooks. It is only through understanding, manipulating and disrupting these forces that we will have a prayer of disrupting the underground economy going forward.
Professional roundtable events
This year we are having two professional roundtable events – one on Tuesday afternoon and one on Wednesday morning. Roundtable discussions are a great opportunity for you to talk about various security topics with your peers. Facilitated by Secure360 speakers, these discussions are meant to get everyone involved and are not presentations—discuss best practices, questions, and hot topics with your peers! Roundtables are limited to 9 people for each topic. First-come, first-served. Topics will include:
- Reinventing security
- Chat with a Carrier Insider on Carrier Pathways & Redundancy
- Is it possible to embed security into the Software Supply Chain effectively?
- Some frank discussion about threat intelligence
- Challenges of Security in a Multi-Generational Workforce
- Physical Security and Covert Entry
- Innovative Industry-Education Connections
Join us for one or both of these events.
Tuesday’s happy hour
After the success of last year’s happy hour, we are doing it again. Mingle with other attendees, vendors and speakers in a casual atmosphere with a cold drink.
Second day keynote panel: How government and the private sector work together to plan major events
To kick off our final day at Secure360 Twin Cities, we are hosting a panel on how government and the private sector work together to plan major events.
Minnesota has been the home to several major events in the past, including the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul. In just the next few years, the state will host the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. Planning for such major events requires cooperation not just between local, state, and federal government, but also a close partnership with the private sector. In this panel discussion, we’ll hear from national and local experts about what it takes to secure a major event while protecting local communities
Break-out session: Social Media for Networking
If you are looking for a new job, want to work on professional development or advance your career, this is the session for you. Speaker Melissa Harrison, CEO and founder of Allee Creative, a content marketing and branding agency in the Twin Cities, will focus on ways to utilize LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for social networking that leads to professional development, growth and increased industry awareness/career opportunities.
Don’t be shy if you are new to social media; this session is for anyone who wants to use social media for networking, whether you are catching up or keeping up with digital networking. Harrison will be saving the last 20 minutes of the session for you to ask questions and get some hands-on help.
If you haven’t, register for Secure360 today and we will see you next month at the Saint Paul RiverCentre!