Information Warfare and Cyber Conflict Conference (IWC-3)
Event submitted on Sunday, December 15th 2019, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
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Wow. If you want to hear scary stories and be educated, thrilled and also benefit from the latest and greatest in Cybersecurity then this is an event you’ll likely be interested in. Cyberwarfare has been with us for several decades now but as ever in technology, it increases year-on-year with its’ depth of threat and the attack vectors are becoming more sophisticated. We don’t list that many Cybersecurity/Cyberwarfare conferences so we’re particularly delighted to list this event taking place from April 21 (for the training) to the 23rd of April. Let us know if you attend!
The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Sunday, December 15th 2019, or created by us.
In 1993, a conference was held by Dr. Mich Kabay in Montreal where a memorable keynote was given by Winn Schwartau that sparked some internal inspiration. That same day, Winn and Bob Bales discussed organizing what would later become IWC-3. But, would it be feasible? Would people in Washington DC care to discuss cybersecurity when it really wasn’t even on anyone’s radar? Winn and Bob believed it should be. So they took a leap of faith to host an opportunity for passionate advocates of all things cyber to come together to explore hard to swallow lessons learned and even more intimidating topics regarding what the future holds.
Expecting only a handful of people, more than 350 attendees weathered the storm that is a freshly born event with marginal box lunches and lack of adequate seating. It was a roaring success. Health debates about important issues flowed effortlessly and smiles filled the room. Participants left with not only something to think about when they returned to work Monday morning but hot information that warranted timely discussions with their leadership and colleagues.
Winn made the tough decision in early 2018 to pass the baton to friends and colleagues, William Kimble, Travis Hartman, and James Wright. The entire family of IWC-3 thanks supporters and attendees from around the world as the new owners continue to build on the legacy that Winn started long ago.
The new organizers promise to stay true to the tradition of exposing uncomfortable subject matter with industry professionals and peers in an effort to propel the future of cybersecurity towards success and resilience.