Leading CISOs to discuss state of cybersecurity when Cybertech Fairfax comes to Tysons Corner on June 13

Alan Fogg, FCEDA, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o) or +1 571-213-5065 (m)

Panel of chief information security offices will join former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for international event

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia – Chief information security officers (CISOs) – those responsible for the vision and strategy to protect vital information and assets – are the decision makers behind the cybersecurity technology that protects government agencies and major corporations.

Ransomware is among the topics on everybody’s mind, and Cybertech Fairfax, an international conference on cybersecurity, hosted by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), will bring together some of the most respected local and national CISOs to discuss their roles and the latest capabilities in thwarting this and other cyber attacks.

Michael Johnson of venue host Capital One and Kevin James of the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority have agreed to join Dr. Michael Papay of Northrop Grumman and Michael Dent of Fairfax County, as CISOs committed to the discussion, June 13 in Tysons Corner.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will be the keynote speaker, joining nearly 20 cybersecurity experts who will participate. The event, will focus on the global cyber threat, including recent ransomware attacks, and expert speakers and panelists will evaluate strategies and solutions being devised to  meet the diverse challenges in finance, transportation, utilities, defense, communication and government.

Others recently added to the list of participants include Hala Furst, cybersecurity and technology business liaison for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Amir Becker, cyber attaché’ for the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., Yair Swallow, CEO of CyGov Israel, Seth Abrams, vice president and CTO HLS Group, and David Ihrie, CTO for the Center of Innovative Technology. Nick Wakeman, editor of Washington Technology magazine, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Cybertech Fairfax will be held at Capital One headquarters, 1680 Capital One Drive, Tysons Corner, Virginia. Seating is limited, so click here to reserve your place at this event.

The conference will also feature exhibitors displaying the latest in technology to combat current and emerging cyber threats, both locally and globally, as well as a Start-Up Pavilion, presenting many of the  most promising innovations. Exhibition space remains available. Interested companies should click here to apply.

The FCEDA is partnering with internationally recognized Cybertech, an Israel-based group of cybersecurity experts that has presented similar events in Tel Aviv, Rome, Toronto, Singapore and Panama City, to bring insights about cybersecurity issues to Fairfax County, America’s Cyber Gateway with more than 350 cyber-related companies.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.