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Business Observer Friday, Sep. 27, 2019 3 weeks ago

Industry leaders to gather for high-tech security talk

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The 2019 Cyber Conference in Tampa brings together many experts in cybersecurity.

Businesses and organizations that want to learn how to protect themselves from hacking, malware, phishing and other forms of cybercrime should plan to attend the 2019 Florida Cyber Conference, scheduled for Oct. 24-25 at the Tampa Convention Center and featuring an all-star lineup of local and national cybersecurity experts.

U.S. Army General Paul Nakasone will deliver the keynote address. Nakasone, the director of the National Security Agency, also heads U.S. Cyber Command and serves as chief of the U.S. Central Security Service.

Executives from Tampa Bay cybersecurity firms ReliaQuest, KnowBe4 and A-LIGN will also speak at the conference, presented by Cyber Florida, a state-funded organization based at USF. According to a press release, Cyber Florida’s mission is to position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity through education and workforce development.

"A strong cybersecurity program goes far beyond the IT department," Cyber Florida Director Sri Sridharan states in the release. “To that end, we offer content to engage a variety of audiences, from industry insiders to small business owners, C-suite executives, law enforcement personnel, students, HR representatives, risk management specialists — anyone who has a role to play in cybersecurity. It's a wonderful platform for people from all industries and backgrounds to connect over the shared challenges cybersecurity presents.”

To register for the conference, visit FLCyberCon.com. Tickets are $40 for military personnel and students, $75 for government personnel and educators and $150 for general admission.

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