The 2014 Secure360 Conference was held May 12-14, 2014 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. Click here for a list of 2014 presentation slides.
Paul Douglas is a meteorologist and entrepreneur. Previous companies invented 3-D TV weather graphics (1990s) and the first weather apps on a smart phone (2001). Part of his latest venture, Media Logic Group, Alerts Broadcaster provides companies worldwide with automated and custom messaging for severe storm alerts. Minnesota’s first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, Douglas writes a daily print and online column for the Star Tribune. He’s on the CSRRT, The Climate Science Rapid Response Team, and a member of the board of the NRPE, The National Religious Partnership for the Environment. TV meteorologist, author and teacher, Douglas speaks to corporations about severe weather trends – and his successful entrepreneurial ride launching 9 start-up companies. Land Use and Climate Change Increasing Potential for “Black Swan” Weather Events. Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call for the Northeast in 2012, but 2013 brought a long list of weather extremes: Chicago, Boulder, Austin and Calgary, Alberta all experienced historic rains, while major wildfires flared up from Colorado to California. Much of the nation flip-flopped from drought to flood, back to drought, as weather systems temporarily stalled, more evidence of “weather whiplash”. The perception: America’s weather is becoming more extreme over time. But do the numbers, the actual data, confirm this trend? How much of this is a natural cycle vs. symptoms of climate change? Rising sea levels are loading the dice in favor of more coastal storm surge flooding, but inland cities are seeing a higher frequency of torrential summer rains and rising heat indices. What’s the long (long) range forecast for the Upper Midwest? What are the risks, and how can we make our infrastructure more resilient and storm-ready? Paul will take a look at the trends and discuss the possible implications.
The specter of a massive cyberattack is the most urgent concern confronting the nation’s information technology infrastructure today, an issue Theresa Payton understands better than anyone. Through the lens of years of experience in high-level private and public IT leadership roles, Payton delivers sought-after solutions that strengthen cyber-security measures and neutralize e-crime offenders. Payton is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008 — the first woman ever to hold that position — she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members. Prior to working in federal government, Payton held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. As founder of Fortalice, LLC, a security, risk, and fraud consulting company, she now lends her expertise to organizations large and small, helping them improve their information technology systems against emerging, amorphous cyber threats. In 2010, she was named by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 “Most Influential People in Security.” She serves as a cyber expert for the syndicated program America Now and is co-author of Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? Payton candidly equips audiences with far-reaching lessons on how to protect the growing millions who use the Internet daily as well as the organizations who are on the front lines of fending off rapidly evolving, infrastructure-crippling cyberattacks.
Thank you to our Secure360 Conference sponsors, including:
- Check Point
- Fishnet Security
- Milestone Systems
- Rapid 7