InfoSec + Tech Intensive Day: Learning from Hackers and Security Experts

Intensive Day – Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

Intensive Days are all-day events that feature primarily small discussion groups among seasoned professionals. Intensive Days differ from workshops in that workshops are shorter and more introductory in nature.

Intensive Days are for seasoned professionals, and the discussion will be focused and advanced. Intensive Days are for deep dives into topics.

The InfoSec and Tech Intensive: Learning from Hackers and Security Experts is a way to join your peers in a sophisticated series of discussions about cutting-edge issues involving data security. There will be unparalleled interactivity. Most of the day will be spent in seminar-style discussion groups.

This is a discussion for experienced professionals in either privacy or security. A technical background isn’t required. Lawyers, CPOs, CISOs, and others are welcome.

What is the InfoSec + Tech Intensive Day?

The InfoSec and Tech Intensive Intensive Day is a special all-day event that will occur on the pre-conference day of the Privacy+Security Forum on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 

George Washington University Marvin Center
800 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052


Bob Sullivan
Bob Sullivan

Independent Journalist
formerly with MSNBC and NBC News

Marylynn Stowers
Marylynn Stowers

Managing Director
The Providence Group

Mark Rasch
Mark Rasch
AJ Nash
AJ Nash

Global Head of Cyber Intelligence

Dennis Dayman
Dennis Dayman

Chief Privacy & Security Officer
Return Path Inc.


Our chairs for the Data Security Intensive Day plan the event and determine the topics for discussion.

InfoSec + Tech Intensive: Learning from Hackers and Security Experts

Breaks and lunches will be with everyone present on the pre-conference day, so if you have colleagues attending workshops or Intensive Days on other topics, you will have time to network with them.

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Room 310


Conference Materials

7:30am – 9:00am   Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am   Session 1
Room 310

Infosec 501: A crash master’s course in cybersecurity

Why most hacks happen; advanced hacking techniques and security essentials; effective use of network intrusion, detection and analysis tools.

10:15am – 10:45am   Break
10:45am – 12:00pm  Session 2
Room 310

Show and Tell: How hackers think and what tools they use

Hardware and software for sale on the dark web; using “sock puppets” for good or evil; the hacking economy. Also, playing offense and defense – hackers vs. CISOs.

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Session 3
Room 310

Yahoo: Inside the biggest hack in history

The problem of fighting off nation states; what happens when communication between infosec and management fails spectacularly.

2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:30pm Session 4
Room 310

Talking Tech: What cybersecurity / IT experts wish privacy professionals knew

Why compliance is often the enemy of security; why not all encryption is created (or implemented) equally; why two-factor authentication isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, why it’s been cracked, and what mobile networks are (finally) doing about it; the trouble with the “see, detect, and arrest” model; the importance protecting data at inception; how to tell the difference between a 1-alarm fire and a 5-alarm fire; why it’s problematic for CISOs to report to CIOs.


The InfoSec and Tech Intensive Day will be on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  The Privacy+Security Forum will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and Friday, October 5, 2018.  The fee for participating in the InfoSec + Tech Intensive Day is separate from the fee to participate in the Forum. You can register for the InfoSec + Tech Intensive Day independently from the main Privacy+Security Forum.

Intensive Day Admission 2018

Early Bird

on or before July 31, 2018

Full Price

on or after August 1, 2018

Intensive Day (price for each)



Intensive Day (price for each – academic/NGO/gov’t)