2019 Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit



2019 Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit:

Ensure Your Trusted Partners and Vendors Don't Become a Weak Link

You may have protected your enterprise against data breaches and other forms of cyber attack, but what about your partners? In today’s hyperconnected world of cloud services, third-party suppliers, and trusted vendors, every data connection leaves you vulnerable to an array of threats.

Since you’re only as secure as your weakest link, how can you protect your valued assets while maintaining the fluidity of your enterprise?

At the 2019 Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit, experts presented about how to manage privacy breaches, denial of service, theft of trade secrets, and other risks that can occur across your supply and partner value chain.



Our Distinguished Keynote...

Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of CrowdStrike, will headline the mainstage at this year’s Annual Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by Georgia Tech.
Alperovitch shared his vision of how to protect the value chain of partners and vendors who may be responsible for your biggest risks.
A member of Georgia Tech’s inaugural class of the Masters of Information Security, Aperovitch has since become an industry leader. Some of the breakthroughs under his leadership included the detection of Russia's breach of the Democratic National Committee, North Korea's attack on Sony, as well as other cyberintrusions by foreign actors, such as China.
This June, CrowdStrike (NASDAQ: CRWD) went public at an initial valuation of $6.7 billion. Alperovitch has long been viewed by experts and peers as an innovator.
He was named to Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40” most influential young people in business. in 2017, and as one of the "Politico 50" in 2016. He’s been honored by MIT’s Technology Review in its “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” listing and was given the Federal 100 Award for his contributions to federal security in 2011.


In-Depth Discussion ...


Boyden Rohner 
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
Deputy Director for Operations


Paul Farley 
Deputy CISO 
Senior Director, Cyber Defense Center 


John Wheeler 
IBM Security 
Vice President


Ronney John 
Global Leader, Security Governance


Katherine Fithen 
Director, ISRM Cybersecurity Governance


Patrick Bohart 
Intel Corp. 
Senior Director,Transparency Program Office (TPO) 


Michael Farrell, Ph.D. 
Georgia Tech 
Institute for Information Security & Privacy  
Co-Executive Director 


Expert Talks ...


"Closed Circuit TV for Good: 
Privacy-Preserving Authentication 
& Identification"
Wenke Lee, Ph.D. 
Co-Executive Director 
Institute for Information Security & Privacy 
Georgia Tech


"Supply Chain Protection & Verification
Through EM Side-Channel Signature Analysis" 

Alenka Zajic, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor 
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Georgia Tech


"The Betrayal At Cloud City: 
An Empirical Analysis Of Cloud-Based Mobile Backends" 

Brendan Saltaformaggio, Ph.D
Assistant Professor 
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Georgia Tech


"Intersections of Hardware Security & Trust
and Supply Chain Assurance" 

Mike Ruiz 
Associate Chief 
Trusted Microelectronics Program Office 
Georgia Tech Research Institute


This year’s summit will feature a range of engaging programs, with a specific focus on managing risks associated with a growing cybersecurity value chain:

  • Engage with a dueling panel who will explore cybersecurity risks from the points-of-view of vendors, customers, and researchers
  • Learn from faculty experts about the latest in cybersecurity and catch a glimpse of emerging student research
  • Network with industry thought leaders, researchers, and more