Join the NDIA Southwest Chapter and its partners for CYBER SOUTHWEST 2020

VIRTUAL VENUE  |  Friday, August 28, 2020


CEU and CPE Credit hours will be awarded for CSW



The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) – Southwest Chapter, AFCEA – Tucson Chapter, Arizona InfraGard, and the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) will once again host the 5th Annual Cyber Southwest (CSW) Symposium. A primary focus of CSW 2020 will be to continue to develop Arizona’s national leadership in cybersecurity. CSW 2020 will feature government and defense industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) speakers who will address cyber threats, cyber defense, cyber risk mitigation and current remediation strategies.


TITLE:  “You Own Your Computer, But I Own You: Lessons from the CIA – Remote Accessing the Brain – The Ultimate in Bio Hacking”

SYNOPSIS:  Lessons from the CIA-Remote Accessing the brain-The ultimate in BIO HACKING.

TITLE:  “I’ve got 99 Problems But a Tool Ain’t 1″

SYNOPSIS:  Vendor tool acquisition can be a pain to wait due to bureaucratic processes. While waiting…you can come up with systematic, native scripts within you network infrastructure to mirror the vendor tool you are waiting for.

TITLE: “Managing Cyber from Today into Tomorrow”

TITLE: ““Convergence of Cyber and Intel in the Information Space”

TITLE: “How to Install and Use the Basic Live Version of Kali Linux : A Penetration Testing, Forensic Analysis and Security Operations Tool Kit”

TITLE: Global Third-Party Dependencies Impacting Local Elections.

SYNOPSIS: Third-party dependencies in voting infrastructure are one of the most significant vulnerabilities threatening the integrity of the 2020 U.S election. In this talk, we’ll analyze the results of a project undertaken that created a state-by-state representation of the internet attack surface of United States voting systems to understand national cybersecurity hygiene and level of preparedness leading up to the 2020 election.

The project included a working representation of the internet-exposed voter registration and election infrastructure from a sampling of states. The experiment was designed to emulate user (voter) interaction with web infrastructure and understand the third-party dependencies, resources, links & redirects, and the associated intent (ad, malicious, etc.) of local and state government websites. With this data, RiskIQ can provide direction to secure state election internet infrastructure.

TITLE: Enterprise Risk Management: The Key to Cybersecurity Strategy

SYNOPSIS: The dominant approaches to addressing cyber threats, cyber defense, cyber risk mitigation, and remediation are primarily tactical. Most approaches rely upon technology and forget about the value of people and effective processes. Security leadership needs an injection of strategic thinking. The key is understanding how cybersecurity fits within the broader context of enterprise risk management (ERM). This understanding will help leaders respond to modern cyber challenges by developing strategies to address the right problems with their limited resources.

TITLE: Securing the Future of Work: How Cyber AI Learns on the Job

SUNOPSIS : The future of work remains unpredictable and uncertain. More than ever before, business leaders need to remain confident that their operations can continue securely in the face of global or even regional crises, and while sections of the economy are slowly re-opening, cyber-attackers are ramping up their campaigns.  

As businesses look set to rely on cloud and SaaS tools for the long term, our digital environments are going to be more dynamic than ever. Yet organizations are finding themselves undergoing a delicate balancing act—each new work practice and technology that is introduced also brings unforeseen risk. Static, legacy approaches have become redundant, both unintelligent and ill-equipped to adapt.  

Organizations must rethink their approach to security, and rely on new technologies like AI to achieve much-needed adaptability and resilience. Darktrace is the world leader in cyber AI technology, and leverages unsupervised machine learning to seamlessly adapt and integrate into changing environments, and to detect and respond to attacks in the earliest moments.   

In the face of an uncertain present and future, Cyber AI enables businesses to continue communicating, operating, and innovating.