Welcome to Cyber Security X Chicago 2019
Now in its third year, Cyber Security X Chicago is the leading cyber security event in the Chicago region, providing the latest in information security from around the world, driven by the needs of the security community.
Cyber Security X Chicago opens for two days of technical trainings (September 23-24) followed by the two-day main conference (September 25-26) featuring top-level content, the expo hall & more.
The rapid advancement of technology and growing capabilities of the internet has brought us to a much more sophisticated level across different areas: healthcare, business and even our own homes. We’re constantly connected through things like advanced cloud file storage at work to intelligent home assistants in our kitchens. One of the unfortunate trade-offs with our progress includes increased security risks. These connections give hackers more opportunities to invade our privacy and steal our information.
Identity and access management tends to be a balancing act for information technology professionals. They want their networks to be secure, but they don’t want to deal with complaints from fellow employees that it is cumbersome and too time-consuming to log on to a network. For example, frequently changed, hard-to-remember passwords might be a hindrance to workers, but they often are crucial for blocking hackers from accessing a network.
With more and more data stored online these days, hackers have plenty of reasons to attack company networks to modify or steal data and even hold it for ransom. Cybint Solutions , a cyber security and legal support organization, estimates that a cyber attack happens every 39 seconds. This means that companies and websites are being bombarded by malicious users. It’s easier for information security professionals to thwart these attacks when they are launched head-on from the outside. Unfortunately, more and more attacks are occurring on the inside through social engineering, which makes them harder to predict and prevent.