Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem Summit (CDES) + TopGolf

Is your business well-prepared to defend against the constant cyber attacks and, when you are breached, will you be ready to act fast and effectively to minimize damage and restore business continuity?

At this event, we are going to help you find the answers you need and empower you with the CDE resources and community to help you stay ahead of the cyber curve, 365 days a year!

The simplest way to describe CDES is “Extreme Cybersecurity Business Building in a Fun Environment”. You will go home with several ideas to build bigger, better, stronger and smarter cybersecurity managed services. The morning is loaded with very high-value real education from top-shelf speakers. The afternoon is packed with fun golf games, food, drinks and social networking.

If you want more, ask about the pre-day and post-day activities – Mastermind Peer Groups, Training and Coaching Sessions.

Join us at the upcoming one-day CDES. It’s at the epicentre of cybersecurity excellence now playing at TopGolf venues across the USA.

It’s the meeting pitstops of the Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem community, your ultimate hub to find everything related to building and scaling a cybersecurity managed business practice! Check out the website to learn and find out if this is a fit for you!

This is NOT a traditional “boring/sales pitchy” tech conference of pay-to-play or education disguised at sales pitches. It’s more of a social networking activity for the cyber community with some unique educational content from a wider variety of amazing speakers and experts who are not the same-old.

Many tell us that just meeting and exchanging ideas with their peers is all the reason they need to attend and that everything else is a bonus. This event was designed to deliver big on peer-to-peer networking.

The CDE is loaded with all sorts cybersecurity solutions, tools and services. Some exclusive to the CDE! it’s also jam-packed with the best business-building tools, services and support. It’s where the best cybersecurity technologies meet the business of managed services.

👍 Key Take-Aways: These topics will change by event. We will have experts on-site to cover all of these topics and you can meet and connect with them as you wish throughout the afternoon. You can come early (8 AM) and start the conversation. You will also have an option to select from these and other topics of interest to experience post-event. Remember the CDE resource and partners are available 365 days to support all of your cybersecurity needs. You can access new content, podcasts and video discussions on the CDE News Blog! or on eChannelNEWS. We will also have a special mobile app on-site where you can instantly connect with all companies to learn more and book a one-on-one meeting.

  • KEYNOTE: What are the best CISOs doing to defend against cyber attacks every day
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: What are MSPs and MSSPs doing to defend themselves and their clients against cyber attacks every day
  • EXPERT: Are you prepared for a breach day
  • VENDOR: Simplifying and improving cybersecurity through automation, consolidation and artificial intelligence!
  • PARTNER: World Hacker Games: Hackers Vs Vendors!
  • PARTNER SOC: Build it or Outsource it?
  • VENDOR: Discovering, classifying and protecting your data, wherever it lives
  • VENDOR: Supply chain cybersecurity management and compliance
  • PARTNER: Building compliance as-a-service
  • PARTNER: PEN Testing-as-a-Service
  • PARTNER: Emergency Incident Response-as-a-Service
  • VENDORS: Breach warranty and insurance protection
  • PARTNER: Configuring and simplifying the delivery of cybersecurity solutions
  • PARTNER: Virtual CISO-as-a-Service
  • PARTNER: Marketing Automation for Cybersecurity channel partners
  • PARTNER: Cybersecurity-focused Mastermind Peer-Groups
  • VENDORS: Curated selection of the most effective cybersecurity solutions and services to cover all bases to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover with governance built in
  • Outstanding social networking experience with your peers and other cyber leaders
  • Entertaining golf game experience that anyone can enjoy
  • Great food, drinks and cool gifts

🚗 Why Attend:

  • Learn how to build a bigger, better, stronger and smarter cybersecurity business practice
  • Learn how to leverage the CDE resource of the best cybersecurity solutions and business-building services
  • Meet and collaborate with your peers
  • Build your cybersecurity network
  • Free to attend with your Free membership at cybersecuritydefenseecosystem.com. (And, if you do not like what you see, just cancel your membership after you attend for free :o))

⭐️ Exclusive VIP Access for CDE Members (MSPs, MSSPs, and SOCs):

🌍 International:

  • Attend upcoming events in the USA, Canada, and the UK to expand your business and network

Don’t miss this opportunity to up your cyber game and sales.! Sign up to be a member and secure your spot for free: https://cybersecuritydefenseecosystem.com/channel-partner-sign-up/

Here is a brief overview video of what to expect. Check back often to see updates/

Experience a dynamic mixture of high-value cybersecurity insights with an afternoon of golf gaming and social networking!

The educational sessions start at 9:00 a.m. until lunch. (Live-streamed and recorded content for post-event review.) Post-lunch, the excitement shifts to golf games at the vendor exclusive golf bays.

In-person attendance is FREE for CDE members. Join this revolution at cybersecuritydefenseecosystem.com.

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Description

With over 5,000 cybersecurity vendors currently on the market, choosing the right solution and vendor is a daunting challenge. Our event tackles this big challenge by only showcasing CISO-vetted solutions for MSPs, MSSPs, and SOCs to enhance cybersecurity postures and practices. You get to build sustainable and predictable long-term business practices with CISO-vetted solutions, experts, knowledge and tools. Everything else will be labeled as emerging vendors until they are verified and approved.

Learn strategies for creating sustainable revenue streams by identifying, filling and/or improving cybersecurity gaps for your clients.

Join us for a day of learning and fun social networking with golfing games at TopGolf—an entertainment complex with high-tech golf games, music, food, and drinks.

Register now for a ONE Day experience enhancing your cybersecurity defense business practice and adding loads of fun.

For MSPs, MSSPs, and SOCs: Learn more or request the CDE prospectus https://cybersecuritydefenseecosystem.com/membership-benefits/. Members attend CDES events for FREE!

For Vendors: Learn more or request the CDE prospectus https://cybersecuritydefenseecosystem.com/vendor-home/.

Schedule

What is the Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem and why it matters to you? You will explore the current benefits and roadmap. Learn more https://cybersecuritydefenseecosystem.com/ Request the prospectus.

A Panel discussion will kick off the event with a range of guest speakers to talk about the current state of cybersecurity, challenges, trends and related insights.

Then, you will hear directly for a LEADING CISO who is in the cyber theatre every day. Understand what they are seeing and doing to protect their company. Ask questions.

Cyber Defense Magazine has just recognized Jon Murphy as one of the Top Global CISO award winners for 2023. For the 11th year in a row, renowned judges searched amongst thousands of CISOs for those who have not only contributed insightful thought leadership to the Information Security field but also for those who have successfully reduced risks & empowered their fortunate organizations.

We get the honour of getting Jon's insights into what best practice CISOs do every day to protect their clients. To understand how build and maintain a top-shelf cybersecurity defense is the gold standard for others to follow.

We will also have some Q&A time and you can meet Jon Murphy.

What you need to know about the latest government regulation requirements and how exactly do you and your clients get into compliance as well as stay compliant moving forward? You have choices. Third-party organizations can help but there are also tools to help you manage the process. In this session you will explore the options and some automated ways to help you manage this complex process.

It's all about protecting the Data!

Staying on top of the latest in data security assessments and categorizations are mission critical in cyber risk management, saving time and costs. You have to know what types of data you have, how much of it and where it is - otherwise you cannot protect what you cannot see!

This area is undergoing constant innovations as several vendors try to solve this massive problem.

1. How do you locate, identify and classify all of your data, wherever it lives?

2. How do you analyze and classify the various types of data to determine the level of security protection each requires.

3. How do you perform forensics after a data breach to know exactly what and how much data has been compromised to guide your legal reporting, insurance and mediation requirements.

Speakers:

Automating Cyber Security is the only way forward. This might sound like a pipe dream, but with certain tools powers by AI, this is slowly turning into a reality. In this session will we explore the latest advancements in automation of cyber and highlight some solutions that are leading the charge.

What's your plan when you are breached?

In this session we will explore the "PLAN" that you must have in place to stop the break, comply with the reporting regulations and to fix the problem from happening again. In some cases, you will need to inform your customers and make appropriate amends as well as mediate and social media and dark-web exposure.

Stopping the breach is only one part, but important to mediate the risk. As such, we will be showcasing the Emergency Incident Response as-a-service to help you stop any breach as fast as possible 24/7/365!

Fixing the breach will stem from the forensics discovery and recommendations.

Preventing the next breach from happening will require more analysis as you now know that you are vulnerable.

How do you REALLY know if your current security stack, process and people are producing the optimal cybersecurity protection for you and your clients?

How do you choose the most appropriate and effective technology stack with so many moving parts in maintaining the best possible cybersecurity protection?

It's far easier said than done. The ramifications of selecting or keeping the incorrect stack (even one component) might be catastrophic for both the MSP and the client.

Even if you start with the proper technology stack, as solutions improve and hackers evolve, components of your technology stack may lose efficacy and become obsolete. Other technologies may be a far superior replacement.

How can you determine if your current cybersecurity stack is working properly? Do you base it on whether or not you are hacked? Hacked is bad? Not hacked is good? Maybe run an expensive PEN testing service?

Failure in your technology stack can be a ticking time bomb...

New tools are assisting in the monitoring and identification of possible problems in each component of the technology stack. You will also learn how to "stress-test" your actual cybersecurity technology stack.

At the end of the day, all channel partners want to sell more and keep their customer longer. Today, you will get the inside scoop from the experts who have done it successfully.

This panel will discuss various hot topics that are on the minds of channel partners.

Maintaining your competitive edge is crucial to customer retention and that requires you to always be improving their cybersecurity posture based on their specific business goals, budget and appetite for risks. You must deliver the right outcomes by staying on top of the technology stack, people, and processes, while keeping your clients updated! That requires proper reports to demonstrate what you are doing to protect them every day to keep "justifying" the money that they pay you each month! Remember you are required to continually improve the security posture of your clients and sometimes that may require you to make the case for them to invest more - at the very least you need ten to be informed and to make the decision.

Why is this REALLY important? Beyond the fact that a cyber breach can be detrimental their business and yours, you should be aware that buyers would seriously consider switching managed service providers if the rival could demonstrate that they can give significantly superior cybersecurity protection.You do not want your competitors poaching your customers!

How do you make the cybersecurity business case with your clients and align your company with your clients' interests to win more deals and remain sticky?

We will tackle these topics and explore the changing roles of today's CISO!

Check out 3-minute pitches about select solutions. The vendors will all be around for the entire day so you can seek them out to explore further and become a partner.

You will get the "ten-mile" high overview of the various solutions and business tools. You will vote for a winner and have a chance to win some cash.

Note which vendors and tools seem to fit well with you then meet them in the afternoon in their golf bay to explore further, have a drink and play some games.

No pressure!

Exhibitors will be hosting their exclusive golf-bay area to showcase their solutions and do some fun golf games. Everyone will be networking. Drinks and snacks will be available.

Only for those who do NOT want to play Golf Games, you have an option to participate in a Mastermind Peer-Group whereby you collaborate with your peers to solve your pain points.

Usually, whoever is staying back will end up at the bar or for dinner to carry on the conversations.

Registration
Free for CDE Members ($500 Non-Members)
Free
FAQ

How do I become a Member to the Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem (CDE) for FREE? It's simply - sign up at https://cybersecuritydefenseecosystem.com/channel-partner-sign-up/ .

What is the address? 560 Spring Park Center Blvd, Spring, TX

When should I arrive? We start sharp at 9 AM, so please plan to arrive by 8:30 AM to meet everyone with some breakfast snacks and coffee.

Where do I park? Parking is in front of the complex and FREE.

How can I see photos from previous CDE Summits? Click here to view pictures from the presentations, the Lion's Den awards, and the Topgolf play.

Do I need to be a good golf player to participate in the games? NO! Whether you’re an aspiring golf pro or picking up a club for the first time, Topgolf is fun for all. And it’s a unique way to share fun time with business friends and partners in a very non-corporate setting. Ditch the boring stuffy conference rooms. Corporate team building events at Topgolf are like nowhere else.

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