In this keynote, Maj Gen (Retired) Brett Williams describes his experience transitioning from the world of flying operations into leading teams of Cyber and IT professionals. He will compare and contrast his experience in DoD to what he has experienced over the last five years in the private sector. Brett will then provide an overview of today’s threat with specific emphasis on the nation state threat. The final segment of the keynote will describe, at an executive level, why we are challenged to defend today’s enterprise networks and how moving to the cloud offers some clear advantages with regard to security. At the same time, businesses who look to make the transition, must call on experts to help with issues such as compliance, application migration, controlling costs, security and liability.
Matthew Gavitt, Program Manager at Schneider Electric
“Events like these are important within the industry. There is so much of this that we’re still learning and there are a lot of different thought leaders in the industry. Nobody has the right answer yet. And being able to come at a conference like this with the sharing of ideas [and] having people challenge those ideas – it’s a way to help prove out what is actually going to be our future in this IT world”