A NCSA and Nasdaq CyberSecurity Summit

The State of Cybersecurity: Securing Continuous Connections

ITSPmagazine is thrilled to support our strategic partners, the National Cyber Security Alliance, as they lead a full day event with some of the Nasdaq security leadership team at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.

This invite-only event, which takes place during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, explores today’s trending threats, how cybersecurity efforts are leveraging emerging technologies and what experts expect to see in the decade ahead.

Sean Martin was there for this one-of-a-kind event and was invited to lead the two afternoon expert panels in the afternoon. Details for these sessions are below.

The NCSA and Nasdaq CyberSecurity Summit was on 8 October, Times Square, NYC
Nasdaq MarketSite | 4 Times Square | New York | NY | 10036





CyberSecurity Summit Agenda Highlights

Media Briefing: 5G: Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Battleground

5G wireless is projected to be almost 100 times faster than 4G – providing a new era of computing power, interconnectivity and low latency Internet-of-Things devices. From intelligent medicine to smart electrical grids to hypersonic weapons, the fourth industrial revolution is based on total connectivity and opens the doors to a larger attack surface than ever before. This panel will discuss the future of connectivity being ushered in by 5G, the new threat landscape, and how AI and other cutting-edge solutions will play a role protecting tomorrow’s network.

Moderator: Mitchel Chang, SVP, Trend Micro


  • Paul Mee, Partner — Cyber Platform Lead, Oliver Wyman

  • Randal Milch, Faculty Director, Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy at NYU; Professor of Practice, NYU School of Law; NYU Center for Cybersecurity

  • John Villasenor, Professor of engineering, public policy, law, and management, UCLA

  • Chris Novak, Global Director, Threat Research Advisory Center at Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Media Briefing: Privacy Implications in Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies are driven by the data they collect. They have the capability to collect tremendous amounts, and quickly process, store and share that data with other connected technologies. As technology advances, these capabilities will only become more instantaneous and seamless. This panel will explore what data privacy looks like in a world with 5G networks and AI technologies and how to maintain personal privacy in a data-driven world.

Moderator: Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance


  • Tony Anscombe, Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador, ESET

  • Ben Voce-Gardner, Director, Cyber Security and Threat Mitigation Policy, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

  • Ruby Zefo, Chief Privacy Officer, Uber

Main Event | Welcoming Remarks

  • Lou Modano, CISO, Nasdaq

  • Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA

Fireside Chat

  • Bryan Ware, Asst. Secretary for Cyber, Infrastructure and Resilience Policy, Office of Policy, DHS

  • Kristin Royster, SVP Global Information Security, Bank of America / NCSA Board of Directors

Panel: Redefining Cybersecurity with Artificial Intelligence

According to the Capgemini Research Institute, 61% of enterprises say they cannot detect breach attempts today without the use of artificial intelligence technologies. As the threat landscape continues to increase, more and more organizations are turning to AI to identify and protect against stealthier attacks. Experts will explore the growing adoption of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity, it’s benefits and limitations, and how bad actors are exploiting AI systems to enhance their attacks.

Moderator: Sean Martin, CISSP, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief, ITSPmagazine  


  • Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4, Inc.

  • Mike Harasimowicz, Chief Operating Officer, NEXT PEAK

  • Robert McNutt, Chief Technology Officer, Forescout

  • Bülent Yener, Director of Data Science Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Panel: The Quantum Revolution Is Coming - Are We Prepared?

Quantum computing will change life as we know. Its ability to process unthinkable amounts of data will enable technologies, will enable technologies like AI and machine learning, to achieve greater potential—from discovering new medicines and curing the incurable to simplifying our day-to-day lives in ways we didn’t know were possible. However, this awesome technology has the potential to break cryptography which has security researchers racing to find solutions.

Moderator: Sean Martin, CISSP, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief, ITSPmagazine  


  • Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • Christopher Monroe, Bice Zorn Professor of Physics and Distinguished University Professor and Fellow, Joint Quantum Inst. & Center for Quantum Information and Comp. Sci, University of Maryland

Nasdaq Bell Closing Ceremony

We will offer links to the recording of the event, right here, on this page, once they are available. We will also include some photos from the event as they become available.

On top of virtually participating in the event and listening to engaging conversations as they unfold, you get to see Sean join the NCSA and Nasdaq group as they ring the closing bell that afternoon (video above).

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