TSNN Webinar: Securing Your Event’s Data

February 13, 2015

Cybersecurity is a topic affecting every business that utilizes the Internet, including meetings, conferences, and trade shows where business intelligence and private information is exchanged and communicated regularly over wired and wireless networks.

While it only takes ONE major incident to compromise the integrity of an organization, most trade show planners are oblivious to the risks and remedies available to them.

In this TSNN webinar, event-technology journalist Michelle Bruno speaks with cyber-security expert Michael Robinson about what to look for, how to prepare, and who is responsible for securing any event.

The webinar is complimentary and will be held Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. EST. To register, please click HERE.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How cyber-attacks work and the particular vulnerabilities of meetings.
  • What event planners should be asking their technology partners.
  • What trade show organizers should do before their next event.

Michelle Bruno is a former meeting planner and exhibition organizer who writes and blogs for leading meetings and exhibition industry publications. With experience in face-to-face meetings as a supplier, organizer, and professional writer, she has the experience and insight to chronicle emerging technologies and their impact on meetings, conferences and exhibitions. As a principal of Bruno Group Signature Events, she develops content marketing strategies and content that drives lead generation campaigns for live event organizers, suppliers, and technology companies.

Michael Robinson is a cyber threat analyst and forensic investigator for a large, international company, Michael was a senior digital forensic examiner, where he performed computer and cell phone exploitation and analysis for customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community.  Previously, Michael performed computer forensic examinations for in the FBI’s Investigative Analysis Unit, where he assisted special agents with counter-intelligence and criminal cases. Michael is the former CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Business Transformation Agency, where he oversaw all information technology and information assurance operations for the agency, including overseeing all incident response and forensic investigations. He is an Adjunct Professor at Stevenson University and George Mason University, which he teaches graduate courses in computer forensics, mobile device forensics, intrusion analysis, and cyber warfare.

An archive if TSNN past webnars are located HERE

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