Southwest CyberSec Forum Sponsored by Phreedom Technologies

February 11, 2019 by John Nash

Metro Area

Monday March 4th, 2019

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum WHEN: 1st Monday of each month (excluding holidays) WHERE:  UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (NEW LOCATION!) WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers. FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

This month we have Rebecca Wynn presenting on Cybersecurity.  Rebecca, (CISSP, CRISC, CASP, CCISO) is a very accomplished speaker and leader in cybersecurity and someone you don’t want to miss, and Elio Grieco will be presenting on AI, Machine Learning and the driving forces behind them.

Erik Graham will be presenting his popular cyber threat update as usual.

This meeting is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends & bring your best questions. Our goal is to keep you, your co-workers, and your family informed and safe

Notice: Until Further Notice, all future meetings will be at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ.

2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (Map)

Phreedom Technologies

Phreedom Technologies offers premier managed IT, security and infrastructure services which take distractions off your plate and allow you to focus on your business.   Our solutions include core network, on/off-site backups and managed security.

As a small business owned and managed by local entrepreneurs, Phreedom is agile, responsive and accessible.

Contact Dean (602-336-3452) or John (602-336-3451) to get started.

Phreedom is proud to support the Phoenix cyber community though our regular sponsorship of the SWCSF.


Networking, Food and Drinks

  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm
  • No Entry into the UAT Theater until 6:30 as classes are in session
  • No Food or Drink inside the UAT theater at any time

**General Announcements & **Sponsor Segment

  • 6:30 to 6:50 pm
  • Sponsorship pending

Cyber Threat Updates by Erik Graham

  • 6:50 to 7:00 pm
  • Erik will be presenting his cyber update in his usual entertaining style.

Cybersecurity Masterpiece Theater with Dr. Rebecca Wynn

  • 7:00 to 7:45 pm

Who should be put in jail if a company has a data breach? Come and take part in looking at recent court cases, pending legislation, data breaches, and be on the jury. Who should be sent to jail? CEO? CIO? CTO? CISO? Employee?

Named 2017 Cybersecurity Professional of the Year – Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) SC Magazine, Global Privacy and Security by Design (GPSbyDesign) International Council Member, SC Magazine’s List of “Women in IT Security – Top Influencers for 2018, and finalist Women in Technology Business Role Model of the Year 2018 – Dr. Rebecca Wynn is lauded as a “game-changer who is ten steps ahead in developing and enforcing cybersecurity and privacy best practices and policies.” She is a “big picture” thinker who brings nearly 20 years of experience in Information Security, Assurance & Technology. Recently she led the information security, privacy, and compliance pre-acquisition, acquisition and post-acquisition of LearnVest, Inc. to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – a Fortune 100 company. She is well known for being a gifted polymath, having deep understanding of current cyber security challenges and privacy issues. She has a proven track record of taking companies to the next level of excellence in many sectors including government, financial services, fintech, healthcare, information technology, legal, semiconductors, and retail. Always open to new opportunities.

Elio Grieco

  • 7:45 to 8:45 pm

What is Machine Learning?  How is it different than AI?  How does it work, how is it being used today and what are the implications for cybersecurity industry?

Elio Grieco

**As a respected member of the Phoenix cyber community Elio will be speaking on AI/Machine Learning, the factors that are driving the adoption of these technologies, how they are being used and their trajectory and impact on our tech and society.

Wrap Up and Networking

  • 8:45 to 9:00 pm

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