Strikes for Charity Scores High for the PLUS Foundation

Yesterday, February 5, was the 5th annual Strikes for Charity event, a PLUS Foundation fundraiser. 170 attendees met at Bowlmor Times Square, New York to knock down pins and support the PLUS Foundation. This event raised $45,000 to fund the Foundation’s work in Chapter Charity, Conference Cause, Women’s Leadership, Scholarships and more. A good time was had by all, despite what some of the scorecards might say!

Thank you to the PLUS Foundation and to the attendees for making this event a great success!

New D&O Symposium Session with Matt Salmon

We are excited to announce the addition of Matt Salmon to our annual D&O Symposium line-up!  Matt will be leading a discussion on Illuminating the Dark Web.  Every organization struggles to find a workable balance between security and convenience, and it’s unsettling to know that there are variables out of anyone’s control. Some of the most nefarious activities occur in the shadier corners of the Internet, commonly known as the Dark Web.

In this presentation we will take a journey into the Dark Web and give you a first-hand view into the type of sites that exist in its secrecy, allowing you to look at some of those uncontrollable variables. What do your Boards need to know to be better prepared to make cyber security decisions before a breach happens?  We will use the Dark Web as an avenue to identify nuances and exploitation strategies that are often overlooked. The insight gained from this presentation will help the audience determine potential threat vectors as the first step on the road to protecting yourself and ultimately finding a balance between convenience and security for your organization.

This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

Haven’t registered yet?  You’ve got time! Click here for Symposium details and registration.

About Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon  – Technical Exploitation Specialist

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Matt is a Cybersecurity expert with nearly a decade of technical and strategic experience. He is CyberVista’s Cybersecurity Manager, lending his technical expertise to the development of training courses. Prior, Matt worked at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cyber Analytics Center and developed a targeting/analytic tool for exploitation strategy. Additionally, he provided target development and analysis for the FBI. He holds a B.S in Computer Science Engineering and Business from Lehigh University.

#PLUS2018 Recap: PLUS is about Connection

One of the many things PLUS strives to do for our industry is connect. Networking is an essential part of PLUS events, and with so many of your colleagues in one place, the PLUS Conference is a prime place to network and meet with your fellow professionals. This year’s conference featured two Connections Lounges where attendees could hold business meetings and discussions. There were also multiple events throughout the conference that focused on connecting with your colleagues, such as the opening night reception by the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s pool. The weather was beautiful, making for a lovely evening.

With everything the PLUS Conference has to offer, it’s always a busy three days. We made sure that attendees of this year’s conference had the amenities to push their conference experience from good to great. Shoe shines were available in one of the Connections Lounges, while the other Lounge featured a latte artist who did beautiful portraits in foam—of children, pets, and attendees’ faces! There was also a professional photographer offering free headshots, and the always popular Tech Bar for any and all technology related needs.

The 2018 PLUS Conference was a tremendous success. Thank you again to everyone who attended, and we hope to see you next year. The 2019 PLUS Conference will be November 11-13 in National Harbor, Maryland, and we’re going to continue bringing you the highlight PL event of the year. We can’t wait to see you there!