Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem Summit (CDES) + Top Golf

Join us at Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem Summit (CDES), a top-notch cybersecurity educational and networking experience at TopGolf in Ontario, California on November 16. Get ready for the launch of the Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem (CDE), the ultimate one-stop shop for all your cybersecurity needs!

At CDES, we carefully select vendors through a vetting process to bring you the best of the best from over 4,000 cybersecurity vendors. Expect an educational, entertaining, and networking-packed day just an hour away from Palm Springs or Los Angeles. Stay tuned for future local events in 2024.

CDES is the in-person community meetings of CDE, an independent resource and community for building, scaling, or outsourcing the best cybersecurity managed services. Join as a free member at Attend in-person events for free as a CDE member or qualified MSP, MSSP, or SOC. Don’t miss out on our upcoming events across the USA, Canada, and the UK.

Discover independent business tools at CDES to streamline selling and implementation of cybersecurity solutions, as well as empowering all aspects of your business and team. Each tool we showcase solves a significant problem to elevate your success. Plus, you’ll see leading-edge vendor solutions, including at least 5 showcased at this event.

This event combines a half-day of high-value cybersecurity knowledge that will help your business and profitability with a half-day of golf gaming fun and social networking.

CDES had reinvented cybersecurity channel events. We feel many cybersecurity events try to do too much. Many become overshadowed by too many vendor sales noise. Jam-packing too much into a few days can be overwhelming and counter productive. As humans, we can only absorb so much…

We believe that building an effective cybersecurity business practices takes time. It is a 365 days a year mission and to do this, you need to digest bite-size chunks throughout the year. Improve by just 1% per day! Not one conference will achieve this!

The educational portion of the CDES event typically begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes after lunch. Content is recorded so you can review and share with even more details provided post-event. After lunch, we play golf at the vendor-sponsored golf bays. If you do not know what games can be played at a TOPGOLF then check out the TOPGOLF GAMES WEBSITE.

At every event, we choose from a selection of cybersecurity topics that are trending and we do take suggestions from our community members. For this event coming up, you can explore the topics in the SCHEDULE section below.

We invited a true A-Team in Cybersecurity. All of the speakers will be thought-leaders on their topic and 100% qualified cybersecurity professionals. Listen to them! Meet them! Add them to your network of resources!

Attending in-person events is optional and FREE for CDE members. Learn more and join as a member for free at

Come learn the latest in cybersecurity with your team then, have a blast with your peers! Here is version 3.0 of the line up…

Event Details

Approximately 4,300 cyber security vendors already exist with billions of dollars being invested every month, and that number is growing. How do you choose? Who do you really trust with your business and to protect your company?

The options are simply too vast for most individuals. Will continue to distill this enormous range of choices within a clear and thorough framework for creating the best cybersecurity business practices.

At this event, we will start by showcasing several tools and solutions that MSPs, MSSPs and SOCs can immediately use to streamline and improve their cybersecurity business practice.

Our mission is to address the business of creating an efficient and long-term cybersecurity practice with the assistance of a CISO-vetted collection of vendors, experts and business tools.

You will learn ways in which you can effectively create additional and sustainable revenue streams from continually identifying and filling gaps in cybersecurity.

It's complicated business so we will combine with some fun social networking and golfing games at TopGolf.

What is TopGolf you ask? A massive sports entertainment complex that features a selection of fun, high-tech golf games that everyone can enjoy. Paired with climate-controlled hitting bays, music, great food and drinks. It's 100% pure fun!

Register now and get ready for this ONE Day that will assist you in improving all levels of your cybersecurity defense business practice and adding a whole lot of fun.

MSPs, MSSPs and SOCs: Please learn more or request the detailed CDE prospectus at

Vendors: Please learn more or request the detailed CDE prospectus at


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

Jay McBain, will give a brief overview of the state of the cybersecurity market and trends in the channel. Are you going to where the "puck" is headed? Compare your notes!

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.

If compliance matters to you and it should depending on where you do business, then this will help a lot!

Staying on top of the latest in data security assessments and categorizations are mission critical in risk management, saving time and costs.

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.


Automating Cyber Security? This might sound like a pipe dream, but with certain tools this has turned into a reality. Let's quickly dive into the world of cyber security and see how two solutions are at the forefront of the cyber frontier game and how you can harness their powers to protect your business.

What should do and not do after you are breached?

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.

Why is this important? If you conduct some research, you may discover that end-users would seriously consider switching managed service providers if the rival could demonstrate that they can give significantly superior cybersecurity protection.

Maintaining your competitive edge is crucial to customer retention. Most understand that to accomplish this, 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! It also requires you to continually improve the security posture of your clients and sometimes that may require you to make the case for them to invest more.

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?

In this session, Dave Monk, CEO - Cybersecurity Expert, Speaker, Investor, Author - ArcSource will explore his insights from the book he recently wrote called "Cybersecurity Strategy"


What should MSPs look for in a managed cybersecurity services partner beyond 24/7 SOC, expertise, and tools management? In this session, we explore the criticality of automation, correlation, triangulation, integration and normalization in enhancing cybersecurity outcomes to truly operationalize your clients’ security! It’s time to take ACTION!

After you have selected your cybersecurity technology stack, people resources, skills, certifications, partner-to-partner network and other resources, how do you orchestrate to build solutions, quotes and execute the contracts?

You will experience one platform that can help you manage all of your cybersecurity activities and requirements to deploy.


Check out 3-minute pitches about 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 "one-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.


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.

What is the address?

1050 N. Archibald Avenue
Ontario, CA

More info, directions contact etc:

Where do I park?

Parking is in front of the complex and FREE.

Do I need to be a good golf player to participate 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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