Boston IT Leaders Event 2.27.18

SINC invites you to the upcoming IT Leaders Event in Boston on February 27th, 2018 at the Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes. 
The goal of the event will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Boston IT community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing IT strategy, and delicious food and wine. The pre-event session will be held at Smith and Wollensky prior to the start of the Bruins game. Transportation will be provided from Smith and Wollensky to the VIP Suite at the Bruins game. 

Boston IT Leaders Dinner Agenda 

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Arrivals & Networking at Smith and Wollensky Back Bay, located at 101 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116. 

5:00pm
Discussion Begins

Introduction (10 minutes)
Moderating Analyst will engage the audience and discuss the format and proposed key take aways from the executive panel and open forum discussion.

Guided Interactive Discussion (35 minutes)

Topic – True Prevention Requires Prediction in a World of Exponential Devices

The endpoint is expanding. With the implosion of connected devices, cyber attackers are taking advantage of the expanding attack surface, creating a massive increase in targets.  At first, threats were a concern mostly for governments, financial institutions and security vendors.  Moving from organized crime, IT Leaders now face more sophisticated nation-state cyber warfare that includes highly visible, although actively denied, state-sponsored attacks as well as long-term espionage.  The rapid evolution of Malware, with its increase in obfuscation attack volume, will give rise to large scale nation-state attacks.  

As more industries become connected, we will see the targets move to industry verticals such as automotive, retail and healthcare.  There is no silver bullet answer, but to be ahead of the attacker requires a predictive approach to preventing the attack before execution.  This session will touch on the expanding threat landscape, challenges IT Leaders face along with case studies showcasing how CylancePROTECT® can provide more reliable prevention on the endpoint.

Moderated Open Forum Discussion (45 minutes)

The discussion will be based on the list of challenges discussed in the first half and will take the format of group brainstorming/open discussion to come up with possible solutions to common challenges facing the IT Executive.

Hiring and growing people with the right skill sets

New age security technologies and product innovations

Modern application life cycle

Continuing to innovate with flat IT budgets

As a participant in this exclusive Dinner, you will come away with a great group of new peer connections as well as discipline-specific technical and methodological expertise from relevant subject area experts.

6:30pm 
Transportation to Bruins Game

7:00pm
Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Begins

About Smith and Wollensky...

The original Smith & Wollensky location opened in 1977 in New York City, and has since become an institution known for American hospitality and New-York style swagger. Famously described by the New York Times as “a steakhouse to end all arguments” and widely known as “America’s Steakhouse,” we have since expanded to nine locations across the top cities in America, 

 

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