2019 Cyburgh, PA Initiative

2019 Cyburgh, PA Initiative

2019 Cyburgh, PA Initiative 

Vulnerability affects the bottom line of the region’s businesses


Cyburgh, PA Initiative aims to advance Pittsburgh as an internationally recognized leader in cybersecurity. Through presentations and idea exchanges, Cyburgh is a forum for cybersecurity professionals to engage with and learn from peers, thought leaders, and solution providers.
Cyburgh, PA Initiative is co-located with the NCFTA's Cyber Crime Forum

About Cyburgh, PA Initiative:

Now in its fourth year, Cyburgh is a day-long event, co-located with the NCFTA’s Cyber Crime Conference.  At Cyburgh, you’ll hear from thought leaders and subject matter experts from Pittsburgh and beyond. Our focus will be on the business and strategic areas that leaders and technical professionals need to know about. 


Immediately following the day’s event, we will co-host a networking reception with the NCFTA to further promote information exchange and networking among Cyburgh and Cyber Crime Forum attendees.


Who Should Attend?

Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Privacy Officers, Practitioners, Business Leaders, and those who want to learn about the challenges and opportunities within cybersecurity.


This all–day program is applicable to all audiences: corporations, small business, academic institutions and public sector - especially those interested in learning how to protect your business and mitigate risk.


WHEN: Monday, June 3, 2019 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Followed by a networking reception co-hosted with the NCFTA
WHERE: The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

COST (Member/ Non-Member; Early/Late/ *Walk-In):
$179 Member/ $299 Non-Member (By May 15th)
$189 Member/ $310 Non-Member (after May 15th)
$199 Member/ $320 Non-Member (*Walk-in Registration)

Please contact Monica Takacs at mtakacs@pghtech.org for special pricing on the NCFTA Cyber Crime Forum after you register. 
Registration Instructions at bottom of page. 

Just Announced! Keynote Speakers

Scott W. Brady, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Fox, Director Strategy and Planning, Chief Privacy Office, Security & Trust Organization, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Topics (Subject to change)
CIO Insights: Security as a Business Case
Threat Intelligence
Legal and Regulatory Concerns: The Ripple Effect of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
Building a Cyber-savvy Workforce
Security Concerns of Emerging Technologies

Speakers (Subject to change)

Mary Ann Blair, CISO, Carnegie Mellon University
Sid Faber, CISO, Federated Investors
Amy Geiger, SVP, Technology Risk & Cybersecurity Director, Huntington Bank
John Houston, VP Information Security and Privacy; Associate Counsel, UPMC
James T. Kitchen (Jimmy), Of Counsel, Jones Day 
Robert Hewitt, Instructor, SANS Institute
Matt LaVigna, President & CEO, The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA)
Michael J. McKeown, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit
Michael C. McNeil, Global Product Security & Services Officer, Philips
Audrey Russo, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council
Chris Stoddard, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, Pittsburgh Field Office

More speakers and panelists to be announced soon!!

Why Attend?


As vulnerability affects the bottom line of our region’s business, it’s critical to stay on top of the latest threats and trends. 
  • Cyburgh is a learning opportunity for IT and security leaders. 
  • Cyburgh is a forum for the Pittsburgh IT community to network. 
  • Cyburgh connects attendees to partners that may help keep their business secure and protect their customers and bottom line. 
  • Cyburgh brings outside perspectives to the Pittsburgh IT community.   

Event questions, please contact Monica Takacs. For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Ashley Steckel

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsor:

Panel Sponsors:


Tote Bag Sponsor

Notepad & Pen Sponsor

Networking and Cyburgh Showcase Sponsor

Morning Coffee Sponsor

CIO Insights Series Main Sponsors:

Training Sponsor:

*Please complete registration via proceed to checkout button on bottom right corner of page. Once order has been submitted you will receive an email confirmation/ receipt. 

Online Registration will close 1-2 days prior to event. Pre-Registration is always requested, when possible, so that we may best plan for your arrival. Walk-in registrants, when accepted, must pay onsite (additional fee required) with a credit card or check to obtain entry to the event, no exceptions.  Refunds requested less than 2 business days prior to the event will not be granted.  Substitutions are welcome.  

Not sure if your company's a Member, or have questions about How to Register?  Please contact Sandra Rose at srose@pghtech.org.

6/3/2019 - 6/3/2019
The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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