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Compass Cybersecurity Symposium 2020 Recap

4th Annual Compass Cybersecurity Symposium Goes Virtual

October 1, 2020, 9am



Compass IT Compliance, LLC hosted the 4th Annual Compass Cybersecurity Symposium on Wednesday, September 30th virtually! The purpose of the Compass Cybersecurity Symposium is to bring together IT security and compliance professionals to hear presentations from industry thought leaders on the latest threats and trends, network with peers in the cybersecurity realm, and receive actionable tips and tactics that they can implement in their organization to mitigate their risk of a data breach or attack. Due to COVID-19 concerns and regulations, the event was forced to go virtual for the first time in its history. Although attendees could not gather and network face-to-face, this year's event still brought in record attendance numbers that exceeded all years prior! Organizations attending included:

  • International Companies
  • Nonprofits
  • Local Colleges and Universities
  • State and Local Law Enforcement
  • Town and City Officials

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All attendees received CPE credits and the opportunity to win great giveaway prizes (including a Hyperice Hypervolt Plus). The day began with a highly engaging and entertaining keynote presentation by Dr. Edward Amoroso that included discussion of nation-state cyber threats, current election security issues, artificial intelligence for cyber protection, and how cloud security has evolved from the perimeter. Following this was a highly rated presentation by Linn Freedman that delved into actual sophisticated ransomware attacks, representative of the newest trends, and how they are launched, negotiated and mitigated. Mark Burnette delivered the third presentation of the day, providing candid insight on why so many programs are unsuccessful with a list of "Do’s and Don’ts” to help you ensure that security programs are successful and effective. This was followed by an informative presentation by Detective Corporal Brian Macera of the Rhode Island State Police on the challenges local organizations are facing and the resources available to assist them. The final presentation was a short cybersecurity update from Congressman Jim Langevin, the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district. Click here to view videos of the event presentations, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications when future cybersecurity videos are posted! If you would like to download any of the presentation slides, or have any further questions regarding the event, feel free to contact us. We hope to see everyone at next year's event!