Florida Cyber Forum
October 18-19, 2021
2021 OPTECH Conference & Expo
November 8-10, 2021
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
Visit Abacode at booth #K1
An in-person 2021 OPTECH Conference & Exposition is here (finally!). This year’s conference brings everything attendees have come to love about OPTECH while reimagining the conference experience for our new world. With more time and space for meeting with friends and solution providers, a restructured schedule and an expanded expo, OPTECH remains the must-attend event of the year.
Tampa Bay Tech Virtual Summit 2021
September 30, 2021
12:00PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Please join us for an interactive VIRTUAL tech conference highlighting the most innovative thought leaders and the fastest-growing teams and companies in Tampa Bay.
Keynote Speaker: Harry Moseley: Global Chief Information Officer of ZOOM
Other participating speakers: Abacode, Accenture, AWS, CSI Tech, Digital Hands, FL Center for Cybersecurity, IGEL, Jabil, Microsoft, Salesforce, Schellman and more!
2021 HTCIA International Conference & Expo
September 26-29, 2021
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Phoenix, AZ 85004
This year’s Conference is packed full of important topics to help you do your job. Take advantage of this gathering of industry experts by attending the lectures and networking with your colleagues and the sponsors. Both small and large organizations need reassurance that their monetary outlay will be an investment, not just another cost.
6th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium
September 16, 2021
Palma Ceia Country Club
Presenters will examine the most notable cyber threats facing businesses and the current trends. By the end of the symposium, attendees will be able to identify how to assess cyber risk, analyze what’s at stake, explore how to prevent attacks at your business, and evaluate what to do if you experience a breach.
Virtual attendence is also available.
Suncoast Oracle Users Group (SOUG) Monthly Meeting
August 24, 2021
4:30pm – 7:00pm EST
Join Bryan Graf, Senior VP of Business Development and Partner at Abacode Cybersecurity as he covers:
- What is CMMC?
- What is CUI and FCI?
- What are practices and processes, and how do they affect my current operations?
- What is required to be compliant with CMMC?
- What should you be doing now to prepare?
August 5th-8th 2021
Join Jeremy Rasmussen, Abacode’s CTO in participating at DEFCON 29 in Las Vegas this year!
DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.
Attendees at DEFCON range from computer security professionals, federal government employees, security researchers, students, hackers and more!
The event features several talks and hacking villages where you can test your skills on medical equipment, lockpicking and other unique CTF challenges.
Learn more and secure your badge today.
Blackhat USA 2021
July 31st-August 3rd 2021
Join Team Abacode at Black Hat USA’s 24th event! Black Hat is excited to present a unique hybrid event experience, offering the cybersecurity community a choice in how they wish to participate.
The two-day main conference (August 4-5) featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more will be a hybrid event—offering both a Virtual (online) Event and a Live, In-Person Event in Las Vegas. See the Conference Highlights below for more details.
Register below to join the experience!
RETCON MULTIFAMILY SUMMIT – Real Estate Technology Conference
July 14-15, 2021
The industry is undergoing a fundamental shift towards a technology-enabled and data-driven future. We’re gathering hundreds of senior-level leaders, execs, and heads of technology to navigate this transformation.
Join us for two days, on our fully digital platform, and transform your business into a twenty-first-century operation. Welcome to the rapidly growing RETCON community!
NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit
July 13th-14th 2021
The leading networking events for the cyber risk industry, NetDiligence conferences are attended by hundreds of cyber risk insurance, legal/regulatory and security/privacy technology leaders from all over the world.
Connect with Abacode and other leaders in cyber risk and privacy liability and learn from their experiences and insights on current and emerging concerns in the ever-changing cyber landscape.
This event will feature innovative programming on the latest cyber insurance trends as well as approved networking opportunities.
Register below to secure your spot!
Compliance Driven SOC – Using SIEM and SOC to Comply With Controls
Thursday, July 1st 2021
1:00 pm EST
2021 will be both a record year for cybersecurity attacks and a year where several cybersecurity initiatives, laws, and regulations will be passed, forcing more stringent security requirements on a wider swath of companies and industries.
Companies are now faced with fending off increasingly numerous and sophisticated hacks and responding to audits and customer inquiries. Security and compliance should work together, and security mechanisms should be configured to automate compliance whenever possible.
Join this Webinar to learn how SIEMs can be used to report on and demonstrate compliance with a myriad of controls from standards such as CMMC, ISO 27001, and HIPAA.
June 22nd 2021
Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at TruGrid’s roundtable on “Cybersecurity Lessons for Safer Remote Work”
You will have the opportunity to learn:
• Important lessons for safer remote work
• Why technology alone is not enough to remain secure
• Proven techniques to prevent and mitigate breaches
• And much more!
Register to secure your spot today.
Tampa Bay Infragard
June 15th 2021
If you’re a member of the Tampa Bay Infragard, please join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen on June 15th at the Tampa Bay Infragard Member’s Alliance conference, located at the FBI Field office in Tampa.
Jeremy’s talk on “Infrastructure Requirements” will cover the following:
• Post-covid IT environments and “Zero Trust”
• Trusted software becoming less trustworthy: SolarWinds attack
• Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and kill chain for ransomware
• Remote access misconfiguration and recent Oldsmar Water system attack
• Identifying Web/SSL VPN vulnerabilities in firewalls
• Countermeasures for combatting emerging threats
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
This event is for members only.
Click on the button below to learn more!
2021 FPMA In Paradise Summer Conference
June 14th – June 16th 2021
Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at the FPMA Summer Conference at the Tradewinds in St. Pete Beach, for his talk on “Cybersecurity Playbook for Pest Management Executives”.
This session will be aimed at Owners and Managers and will cover the following:
- Cybersecurity changes seen since COVID-19 and their impact on I.T. infrastructures
- How ransomware works and proven methods for dealing with it
- Business drivers – regulatory and industry compliance, supply chain demands, and emerging threats
- How to start the process: essential practices for any successful program
Register below for your chance to learn more with your fellow members and colleagues!
Tampa Top Golf Event
Friday, June 11th 2021
Join Team Abacode, Guardian Eagle and Pure Storage for a Friday afternoon of Cybersecurity, Compliance and Data all under one roof at Top Golf Tampa!
Come on out and learn about Abacode’s new industry leading message around MCCP (Managed Cybersecurity Compliance Provider) solutions.
Please join us at Top Golf Tampa where you can enjoy:
· Open Bar
· Lunch Buffet
· Networking with other local IT experts
This event will give you the opportunity to talk tech with locals from every path of tech life.
Register today to secure your spot!
The Changing Cybersecurity Threatscape
Thursday, May 20, 2021
During the height of the pandemic, it’s estimated that digital transformation advanced by as much as seven years, opening the door for hybrid and remote working solutions to thrive. But, the increase in remote work also revealed new threats to devices and applications.
The Pinellas Tech Network welcomes Abacode’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy Rasmussen, for a discussion on the changing cybersecurity landscape.
Jeremy will share his insight on:
• The post-covid world and “Zero Trust”
• Trusted software becoming less trustworthy
• The surprising ways ransomware launches
• Identifying Web/SSL VPN vulnerabilities in firewalls
• Application of AI and ML in cybersecurity
• Countermeasures used to combat these issues
Addressing the Vulnerabilities Used in 63.5% of Ransomware Attacks
Thursday, May 20th 2021
What are the top vulnerabilities used in successful ransomware attacks? They lie within the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) which is widely used to provide remote users with access to in-office systems, servers and files!
Join our live discussion with experts who work every day to eliminate these risks for companies large and small. We’ll examine:
- How to spot the indicators that you may be vulnerable
- The most common mistakes that open the door to successful attacks
- Pros and cons of the steps you can take to minimize and eliminate these vulnerabilities
- How to spot indicators of a successful compromise and minimize the impact
- Real-world examples to illustrate the recommendations
9th Annual Cyber Liability Insurance ExecuSummit
Tuesday, May 11th & Wednesday May 12th 2021
Join Abacode at the 9th Annual Cyber Liabilities Insurance ExecuSummit! This summit will provoke strategic thinking, give you new insight, open new channels of information & provide you with opportunities to meet & exchange ideas with your peers, key industry executives & leaders.
This educational event was specifically designed for cyber liability insurance focused professionals and presents a unique opportunity to get the information you need to succeed in this rapidly changing environment.
Red River Rally Against Cancer Charity Golf Scramble-
Benefit to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Monday, May 10th 2021
Abacode is proud to be a sponsor of the Red River Charity event to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. The Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors.
Grow Pasco Event – Learn about Cyber Crime and What You Can Do About It
Saturday, May 8th 2021
Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at the Grow Pasco event for his session on Cyber Crime and what you can do to protect yourself from cyber threats.
The Pasco EDC’s SMARTstart Program is bringing individuals an engaging and empowering event. They have brought together some of the best business minds in the area to help individuals equip themselves and their business.
Nourish the Homebound Breakfast- a Meals on Wheels of Tampa Event
Abacode is a proud sponsor of “Nourish the Homebound Breakfast” Meals on Wheels of Tampa event! You can also help to ensure Tampa’s seniors and homebound live nourished lives with independence and dignity by donating to this initiative.
SOC 2 – an overview and readiness webinar
Thursday, April 29th 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
Scheduled for 1 hour
45 min- presentation
15 min- Q&A
If you store, process, or transmit customer data via web application or service, your customers have probably asked you to complete a SOC 2 assessment. This webinar provides descriptions of the following SOC 2 components for organizations required to undergo a SOC 2 assessment:
- SOC 2 definition
- Why would an organization need a SOC 2 assessment?
- Definition of a SOC2 report
- Components of a SOC 2 report
- How to implement a program in preparation for a SOC 2 assessment
Friday, March 26th –
Saturday, March 27th, 2021
Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at B-Sides for his talk on “Ransomware: The Real Pandemic” as he takes us through real-world case studies that we’ve seen in the past year. Jeremy will analyze the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of our adversaries and discuss best practices for combating these.
Abacode continues to be a proud sponsor of B-Sides Tampa. B-Sides Tampa is an Information Technology Security Conference that provides an open platform for Information Security industry professionals to collaborate, exchange ideas and develop long-standing relationships with others in the community.
The Rise of Managed Cybersecurity & Compliance Services Providers
Thursday, March 25th
If you are like many organizations today, you’ve recently been asked by a customer, partners, prospect or your supply-chain to prove a level of cybersecurity maturity tied to a regulatory or best practices compliance framework. But, if cybersecurity and compliance are not a core competency of your organization, who do you turn to?
What will attendees learn?
- Organizational challenges driving the evolution of the MCCP
- Core elements of a Cybersecurity & Compliance Program
- Benefits of adoption of an integrated Managed Cybersecurity & Compliance program
Florida Space Coast Cybersecurity Forum
Tue, Mar 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
What will attendees learn?
- Detailed compliance training for small- and medium-sized defense contractors
- Best practices to protect your company’s critical data
- Techniques to respond to real cybersecurity risks
- Resources to update and maintain cybersecurity compliance
Live Webinar | SolarWinds Breach: If Cyber Companies Can Get Hit, Do You Stand A Chance?
Scientists tell us that actual solar winds are heading toward Earth at two million kilometers per hour, and have the potential to knock out our satellites. But that’s nothing compared to the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses across thousands of companies that are stacking up due to the recent SolarWinds attack.
This webinar will discuss effects the SolarWinds breach is having on the cybersecurity industry and its supply chain, with special focus on the cyber and tech vendors directly affected. With new attacks happening every day, you’ll also learn how your company can protect itself from SolarWinds fallout now as well as how to prevent further hacks in the future.
Register now for this webinar and learn:
- Practical, effective steps you can take now to minimize risk & exposure;
- The evolving role of cyber breach insurance and why you should consider it;
- Emerging technology to help protect against these attacks;
- Additional legislation / regulation needed to lower the incidence and severity of future attacks.
CMMC READINESS: A Playbook Approach to. Cybersecurity Success
Thursday, February 18th
If you’re like the numerous amounts of DoD contractors who are required to meet the new CMMC cybersecurity compliance controls, this session is for you.
Join Scott Schlimmer, Senior GRC Consultant and Michael Brooks, vCISO & CMMC Advisor as they cover:
- What the CMMC critical path items are and how you can ensure you’re ready
- Key insights into the CMMC success factors most critical for your business
- Lessons learned and insights from recent NIST and CMMC readiness assessments
- How to ensure your organization is prepared for CMMC success
Transformational CISO – Virtual Assembly
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Cybersecurity Innovation Starts Here
Digital Transformation involves ongoing exploration by today’s leaders, and our best advice is to not trek the journey alone. Our Transformational CISO Virtual Assembly coming this February is set to be a groundbreaking opportunity for leaders to virtually connect on the current trends & challenges the industry is facing amid COVID-19. Our assemblies are virtual for the time being, but you can still expect the same high-level discussion & networking as a Millennium onsite experience.
CYBER SAFETY DAY TAMPA BAY
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Abacode is pleased to be a gold sponsor for Cybersafety Day. Cyber Safety Day Tampa Bay, is a FREE one-day event created by the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education on January 26, 2021. Select elementary schools will receive FREE Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures, a digital citizenship program that includes Garfield comic/workbooks, stickers, posters, and more for your students.
2021 Futures of Work
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Futures of Work is a full day of discussions surrounding the workplace and how it is changing. Networking, panelists, keynote speakers, breakout sessions all on a state-of-the-art virtual platform.
Join Abacode’s CEO, Michael Ferris in speaking with other brilliant minds in IT, world-renowned companies, and learn from the individuals responsible for shaping #thefuturesofwork.
ACEC-Ontario Cybersecurity Webinar:
The Threat Is Real!
This webinar will use a recent real-world incident of a cyber-attack on a consulting engineering firm as the basis for presenting key information regarding the prevention, management, and recovery from cyber-attacks. …
From the SOC Director’s Desk: UNHACKED! Season 1
Abacode will walk you through real-world cybersecurity events, how they were solved, and what your company can do to avoid them. Check out Season 01 episodes below.
Navigating the Waters of CMMC
As a contractor within the DoD supply chain, you are facing new cybersecurity requirements. If you fail to meet these standards, you will not be unable to win contracts with the federal government, starting as soon as November 2020. Register today to ensure you’re organization is prepared.
BrightTALK: CYA Toolkit for CISOs
Perhaps you are like the 200 CISOs who shared their insights in the security leaders report, which revealed that organizations are using 57 separate security tools with 27% claiming they’re running a staggering 76 or more security products. …
By Invitation Only: Virtual C-Suite Conversations
Sometimes the best way to help keep your lunch from being eaten when it comes to cybersecurity challenges and risk management is to have conversations with experts and peers. That’s why we host virtual roundtables with Lunch on us! These events are by invitation only.
BrightTALK: Best Practices for Reducing Email Compromise
Other than eliminating humans, what are the best practices for reducing business email compromise?
Join this session to learn how to: …
Abacode Roundtable hosted by Millennium: How to Transform Your Cybersecurity Challenges Into a Competitive Edge
What are the cybersecurity challenges faced by many organizations today and what can you do to turn these challenges into business opportunities? …
IQCP: CISO Exchange
During these virtual meetings, we’ll discuss strategies and steps business leaders can take to transform cybersecurity challenges into a competitive advantage. Learn more about how to join the conversation with Abacode’s Michael Brooks, SVP, RevOps and Toney Jennings, Chief Revenue Officer …
Disrupt the Bay – A Digital Tech Conference
Jeremy Rasmussen, Abacode’s CSO & CTO, will explain how to tackle real-world technical challenges frequently faced by healthcare providers.