Battlefield to Ballot Box, Cybersecurity is a War Game [VOTE]

August 9, 2017

11:30 am

Whether it be a small business or government entity, cyber attacks are coming at full throttle and hackers are finding ways to penetrate through systems. In a recent study, 94 percent of people think they can spot a phishing email, they couldn’t be more wrong. The study also found that 45 percent of internet users are still regularly clicking on dangerous links and providing personal information in the process.

One thing is for sure, hackers are going to continue to cause chaos for businesses and our government for personal or political gains. It means the next wave of cybersecurity experts need to be extra vigilant to maintain the security of our nation’s data. From the battlefield to the ballot box, experts are witnessing a new generation of strategic war games, and the government and other agencies need companies to help decipher and develop the latest technology. And to help in this effort, there is funding available to get companies rolling.

Wherever you are in the country cybersecurity will be a discussion point for the tech scene. Next spring at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 one of the proposed panels will address the state of cybersecurity in the US and emerging startups.

Titled “War Games: From Battlefield to Ballot Box” and composed by Arlington Economic Development, the panel will feature Timothy Evans, Vice President, Chief of Strategy Adlumin, Robert Johnson, former leader of the Red Team of US Cyber Command, Ann Cox, Program Manager/Mathematician, Department of Homeland Security: Cyber Security Division and Victor Hoskins, Director of Arlington Economic Development.

The panel will help tech companies take advantage of new technologies to help ensure system security, unveil how startups and the government/military are working together to maximize strategy and safety, and teach startups the best way to utilize their cybersecurity platforms for maximum success.

VOTE!

You can vote for this panel from now until August 25. Submit your vote by registering or signing in with a SXSW account, and then give the “War Games” panel your “thumbs up” vote. And share that link with your fellow SXSW attendees too! Everyone can vote once here.

The article was brought to you in partnership with Arlington Economic Development. 

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.

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