• February/March 2019

Chamber to host Cybersecurity Conference
Bryce Austin will deliver keynote address

A conference on cybersecurity will bring together speakers in government, law enforcement and industry to explore the evolving threat landscape, cyber policy and industry-developed best practices for protecting your organization.

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference on April 18, 2019 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. A distinguished lineup of security experts will examine what leaders can do to defend critical infrastructure and deter malicious actors.

Technology executive and best-selling author Bryce Austin will offer the keynote address. His presentation "Innovation through Cybersecurity" will explore how businesses can start using cybersecurity as a competitive advantage. The first 150 conference registrants will receive a free copy of Austin's best-selling book Secure Enough? 20 Questions on Cybersecurity for Business Owners and Executives.

Businesses of every size need a cybersecurity plan. This conference will offer valuable insight into threats facing businesses, best practices for mitigating cyber risk and ways in which leaders in business and government can respond to significant cyber threats. Throughout the program, attendees will also have time to connect with industry peers, government officials and sponsors.

The Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference will take place Thursday, April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Breakfast and lunch are included with registration. The complete details for the event and registration information can be found at siouxfallschamber.com.

SDN Communications is the lead sponsor of the Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference. In addition, Eide Bailly LLP, PREMIER Bankcard and Secure Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM) are supporting sponsors.

A limited number of sponsorship and exhibitor spaces are still available. For more information, please contact Justin Bentaas at jbentaas@siouxfalls.com.


Keynote Speaker:
Bryce Austin

Bryce Austin started his technology career on a Commodore 64 computer and a cassette tape drive. Today he is a leading voice on technology and cybersecurity. Bryce holds a CISM certification and is an internationally recognized professional speaker.

With over 15 years as a technology leader, Bryce advises the boards of companies in a diverse array of industries. He was the CIO and CISO of Wells Fargo Business Payroll Services, and a Senior Group Manager at Target. He has first-hand experience of what happens during a cybersecurity crisis, as it did to Target due to their 2013-14 PCI data breach. His best-selling book is titled Secure Enough? 20 Questions on Cybersecurity for Business Owners and Executives.

In his free time, Bryce is a high-speed track driver and coach. He has driven cars from a 65 horsepower Mini Cooper to a 650 horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo. He has had over 100 students, none of whom have died while under his instruction.

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