The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), is usually the highest cybersecurity executive in any company, that means best paid and most accountable.
There is a lot of cooperation and cross-agency work in the cyber field and often private companies are recruited for governmental projects. So cyber companies thrive in these focal hubs because of the proximity to experts, potential clients, and investors.
Here is a list of 5 up and coming cyber hubs around the US.
1. Atlanta, Georgia.
There are many areas worth talking about here, including the why and manner in which women CEOs seem to be dropping out or getting overlooked in huge numbers, or we could focus on the positive part – that Atlanta, contrary to the national trend, is full of powerful female CEOs we should be hugely proud of. Gender diversity in leadership is on the up in Atlanta and we are smashing through that glass ceiling with a sledge hammer.
With a larger leadership talent pool in our great city, we only have what to gain
Let’s introduce you to some of our Leaders:
Cybersecurity is edging its way into every facet of our daily lives and we must try and get as much information, make as many connections and be at the cutting-edge of every legal, political and economic cyber security update.
The best way to do this, is to rub shoulders with (or listen to) the top dogs in the industry, and all of them will be attending at least a few events this year.
Here are our top five cybersecurity events of 2019:
Cyber Hub Summit: Atlanta, Georgia
At its peak in January 2018, the total market cap of cryptocurrencies surpassed $800Bn, according to Coin Market Cap, while Bitcoin hit a high of $19,300 in December 2017. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) (which are IPOs for cryptocurrencies), exploded in popularity and exceeded $18Bn in the first 8 months of 2018, that’s right folks- billions.
Huge corporations — like Walmart— have completed blockchain pilot projects, and many more are partnering up for a piece of the blockchain pie- and it’s not just for the mega rich.
Cyber security events are a great source of information, connections, and business/career growth. If you haven’t been to one yet, you should definitely plan to go to one of the key events this year.
Some events are really general and cover a variety of topics while some are more focused on specific issues and cater to a specific subset of the cyber community. At some events, you will see a huge exhibit hall packed with talks, events, and sub-conferences in multiple locations, while other events might have a single track that is more technical or geared for a smaller audience.
Cyber Hub Academy was launched in 2017 as a response to the Equifax fiasco. The company’s mission is to educate a new generation of cyber security experts and teach them the latest trends and solutions to today’s complex cyber security problems.
It is the third innovation under the Cyber Hub umbrella and has proven to be a robust offering for company executives nation-wide. Education will be crucial in 2019 to help companies mitigate new threats and Cyber Hub Academy is a strong force in the space.