I think it’s really a must-attend event for CX professionals. I’ve gone to other events in the past and this surpasses all of them.
Founder and CEO, CYFIRMA
Through a Hacker’s Lens:
How to Win the War Against Cyber-Criminals
Networking and Dinner at The Metropolitan Grill
June 23rd, 6 PM – 8:30 PM PT
Founder and CEO, CYFIRMA
Ritesh is a seasoned executive in the technology domain with deep cybersecurity expertise across both public and private sectors. As the ex-head of cyber-intelligence and counterterrorism of a national intelligence agency, he gained first-hand insights into cyber threats on a global scale. Extending his expertise to IBM Research, Ritesh has built ground-breaking products that have been deployed into many industries. Combined with his role as an executive with PWC running large cyber consulting programs and the global CISO of one of the world’s largest mining companies, Ritesh has the unique experience to see a cybersecurity challenge through the viewpoint of a practitioner, an innovator and a business leader.
Ritesh will offer delegates the unique view through the lens of a hacker and help answer the following questions:
Here’s what we’ll discuss:
Security leaders face an uphill task as cyber-criminals become increasingly creative, highly innovative, and armed with an arsenal of seemingly unlimited resources. Rapid digitalization to re-capture post-pandemic growth coupled with an uncertain geopolitical climate, businesses face growing cyber threats that require security leaders to re-think their cybersecurity strategy. To win the war against cyber-criminals, “knowing the enemy and knowing yourself” is key to building effective defenses.
Today’s strategies are largely designed to tackle security challenges from within an organization where there is a tight integration between IT infrastructure and well-coordinated processes and procedures. However, without access to quality and reliable cyber-intelligence, security leaders would often be blind-sided by external threats targeting them.
In this exclusive dinner networking session, delegates will hear from Ritesh the importance of using an intelligence-led approach to counter threat actors and protect crown jewels. Delegates will gain new perspective to empower cyber teams to take rapid action to thwart attempts at intellectual property theft, ransomware attacks, and other malicious activities.
Sharing his experience operating from the frontline of cyberwars and his unique approach to cyber defense in his role as CISO, Ritesh will discuss the importance of external threat landscape visibility and how to decode threats to predict imminent attacks.
This exclusive dinner networking session is designed for Security and Risk Leaders seeking a breakthrough approach to strengthen their cyber posture and stop an attacker at his/her tracks.
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Reception & Welcome with Cocktails
6:16 PM – 7:15 PM
Wine/Cocktail & Conversation
7:16 PM – 8:15 PM
Dinner and Networking
8:16 PM – 8:30 PM
Conclusion and Closing
Dinner at The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
The Metropolitan Grill. The moment you step into the Metropolitan Grill, you know you have entered a classic steakhouse. Guests enter through tall mahogany doors to be greeted by tuxedo clad Maitre D’s. Cuts of beef are showcased in a glass display in the front entryway. Framed photographs of celebrities, sports heroes and local politicians, all frequent visitors to The Met, line the walls.
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Who should apply for an invitation:
Participation in this In person peer discussion is free of charge to qualified attendees. Once you’ve completed the registration, we’ll confirm your invitation and send you a calendar invite with directions to the meeting hall inside The Metropolitan Grill.
We will follow COVID guidelines mandated by the government and the hotel.
Here’s what attendees at past events have said:
A lot of other conferences I’ve gone to are driven off a podium, someone presenting me a solution before they understand my problem. Here I have an opportunity to talk to my peers and learn from them.
I’m not part of some enormous crowd out there. I’m getting lot of interaction, hearing from people, their own personal stories. Individual examples of how people are leveraging their CX skills in their industry, in their business, in the work that they do everyday.
Very intimate, Very one-on-one! You are able to really get a lot of candid responses, so we’re getting a ton of value from that and a lot of valuable insights.