Join us on October 19th to learn more about emerging threats that may affect your company’s IT security environment.


  • 8:30-9:00am – Registration/Sign-In
  • 9:00-9:30am – Steve Hope, CIAN President/CEO: Intro, Emerging Threats
  • 9:30-10:00am – Bob Matthews, A5 Power Solutions Technical Sales: How Secure is Your Power? The Mysterious Battery Backup and UPS Systems Explained
  • 10:00-10:10am – Break/Networking
  • 10:10-10:50am – Dan Beslich, CIAN Security Analyst: LogRhythm SIEM demo and hands on
  • 10:50-11:30am – Cody Kretsinger, CIAN Director of Information Security: A real life ransomware attack demo
  • 11:30am-12:15pm – Lunch
  • 12:15-1:00pm – FBI Agent: What law enforcement is doing to counteract the spread of cybercrime
  • 1:00-1:30pm – Jason Radford, IlliniCloud: What measures schools are taking to defend against cyberattacks
  • 1:30-1:40pm – Break/Networking
  • 1:40-2:20pm – Jason Mueller, Fortinet Systems Engineer: An overview of what comprises the Fortinet Security Fabric.
  • 2:20-3:00pm – Networking

Discussions to include:

  • Emerging Threats: What’s coming and what’s being done to stop it
  • The Evolution of Ransomware: From Petya to WannaCry, how Ransomware has evolved into a devastating force
  • SIEM Monitoring: A hands-on demo of SIEM log monitoring and how it can stop attacks before they happen
  • Cybercrime and the FBI: What law enforcement is doing to counteract the spread of cybercrime
  • Ransomware Life Cycle: A demonstration of a live Ransomware attack and the destruction it can cause
  • Security in Education: What measures schools are taking to help prevent cyberattacks