By Bob Gourley
If you are an enterprise security professional, a corporate risk management executive, a military strategist or a cyber security entrepreneur you will want to engage with this event.
To learn more and to register see: http://ctolink.us/1bOLjmj
The number one reason to attend: You will mix with the greatest thinkers on cyber security and risk assessment ever gathered in one room. Interact with peers. The greats attend this event. And the greats speak at this event. Speakers include famous names like Winn Schwartau, Michelle Markoff, Melissa Hathaway, Matt Devost, Jason Healey, Marcus Sachs, Eneken Tikk-Ringas, Scott Boarg, Bill Gertz, Tim Thomas, Richard Forno and many more (see current list here). Advisors include many other great champions and famous thought leaders (see list here).
Here is some background from InfoWarCon’s founder Winn Schwartau:
More than 20 years ago, security experts predicted that Information Warfare would dominate conflict and would engage private companies, the individual and nation-states in ways they did not understand.
Some governments and most companies ignored the warnings. As one U.S. Congressman said in open testimony, “Mr. Schwartau, why would the bad guys ever want to use the internet…?” Ignorance, arrogance and apathy prevailed.
Other nations have successfully adapted the weaponization of technology as a means of force projection. The results are staggering losses in intellectual property and deep penetrating threats to national security. Can we even catch up?
Over the last two years, in conversation with colleagues around the world, it was made clear that InfowarCon must be revived – returned to its original cutting edge nature – for four compelling reasons.
In order to defend, you have to know how to attack.
InfowarCon is not just another security conference with an endless parade of Pay-to-Play speeches with little or no value. InfowarCon is not the Same Old Thing at an overpriced hotel that looks the same as the last conference. It’s not at a convention center where sponsors and exhibitors have to spend absurd amounts of money to put up their banners, get electricity and internet.
I want to put on the kind of conference Infowarcon was when I started it twenty years ago. I want to make InfowarCon a truly immersive experience, a compelling interactive “Show Me, Don’t Tell Me” discussion, an event where non-attendees will self-flagellate for not coming. I want thousands of remote attendees around the world to be able to participate over InfowarCon.TV. I want to build an event that makes a difference in today’s world. With your esteemed help, I believe we are well on our way to achieving that.
As it always has, InfowarCon 2014 will bring together political, military, academic, DIY-er, and commercial leaders from around the world to examine the current, future, and potential hostile use of information technologies and how to neutralize current ones. InfowarCon 2014 will provide training and demonstrations in two broad areas: Technology & Policy.
- InfoWarCon 2014! Here’s a brief overview: Cyber Warfare Info and Awareness at its’ Zenith. (concise-courses.com)
- Cyber Attacks/ Social Media and Electronic Grid Vulnerabilities (web show with Bill Gertz and Winn Schwartau) (concise-courses.com)
- Reference to Cyber Security “Wake-Up Calls” (analystone.com)
- Web Intelligence and Analysis Support to Enterprise Cyber Operations (analystone.com)
- Infowar 1994 vs. 2014: Here’s the Q&A with the panel (Title of show was: “Has our national defense improved or faltered?”) (concise-courses.com)
- A Pivot for DoD R&D: A concept piece for enhancing DoD’s cyber security posture (analystone.com)