2019 Cyburgh, PA Initiative

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2019 Cyburgh, PA Initiative 

Vulnerability affects the bottom line of the region’s businesses

Presented by ExtraHop and Sirius


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 National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance's (NCFTA) 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 (The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance).
WHERE: The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
AGENDA: See below

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. 

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.

Rob Karas, Chief, National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services (NCATS)
 US Department of Homeland Security

Topics and Speakers (Subject to change)
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7:30 - 8:30 | Registration, Coffee, and Vendor Networking

8:30 - 9:00 | Welcomes and Introductions

Matt LaVigna, President & CEO, The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA)
Audrey Russo, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council
Introduction by ExtraHop & Sirius

9:00 - 9:45 | Keynote Speaker

State of the Cybersecurity Union: Scott W. Brady, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania

9:45 - 10:30 | CIO Insights Panel: Security as a Business Case

Panel Sponsored by Expedient


Mary Ann Blair, CISO, Carnegie Mellon University

Sid Faber, CISO, Federated Investors

Amy Geiger, SVP, Technology Risk & Cybersecurity Director, Huntington Bank
Omar Khawaja, Chief Information Security Officer, HM Health Solutions

Moderated by: Matthew Butkovic, CISSP, CISA, Technical Director (Acting), Cyber Risk and Resilience, CERT | Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

10:30 - 11:00 | Networking Break and Cyburgh Showcase 

11:00 - 11:30 | Threat Intelligence Fireside Chat

Michael J. McKeown, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Pittsburgh Division
Chris Stoddard, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, Pittsburgh Field Office

11:30 - 12:00 | Legal and Regulatory Concerns: The Ripple Effect of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

James T. Kitchen (Jimmy), Of Counsel, Jones Day 

12:00 - 1:30 | Lunch and Cyburgh Showcase Time

1:30 - 2:15 | Keynote Speaker: Data Privacy to Enhance Competitive Advantage

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

2:15 - 2:45 | Building a Cybersecurity Workforce

Robert Hewitt, Instructor, SANS Institute & Jeffrey Savinda, Talent Acquisition Manager, CGI

2:45 - 3:15 | 
Networking Break and Cyburgh Showcase 

3:15 - 4:00 | Panel: Security Concerns of Emerging Technologies

Panel Sponsored by Cisco Security


Summer Craze Fowler, Chief Security Officer, Argo AI
John Houston, VP Information Security and Privacy; Associate Counsel, UPMC
Greg Metzler, Global Head, Cyber Resilience, BNY Mellon
Michael C. McNeil, Global Product Security & Services Officer, Philips

Moderated by: Daniel J. Desko, Shareholder, Cybersecurity & IT Risk Advisory Services, Schneider Downs

4:00 - 4:45 | Keynote Speaker: Adapt. Evolve. Thrive.

Rob Karas, Chief, National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services (NCATS), US Department of Homeland Security

4:45 - 5:00  | Closing Remarks


5:00 - 7:00 | Reception with NCFTA Cyber Crime Forum Attendees

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
Having trouble registering? Please contact Sandra Rose at srose@pghtech.org or 412-918-4299.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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Notepad & Pen Sponsor

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Networking and Cyburgh Showcase Sponsors

Morning Coffee Sponsor

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*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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