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Los Angeles 2018 IT Security Summit Recap

Los Angeles 2018 IT Security Summit Recap

On September 13th, PCM gathered influential IT Security leaders for an exclusive event in Los Angeles, at the Porsche Experience Center. At the event, our security experts examined California’s New Data Privacy Law to break down the possible outcomes and effects of its implementation. A panel discussion was held by security experts, where the latest evolution of Cybersecurity was central topic. Keynote speaker, and white hat hacker, Michael “MafiaBoy” Calce capped off presentations with his invitation to step inside the mind of a hacker. He showed the varied and clever ways hackers have beaten security over the years, and how best to defend yourself today.

About Mafia Boy
In 2000, at 15 years old, MafiaBoy executed a massive denial-of-service (DoS) attack that crippled some of the internet’s most popular websites. Calling the attack Rivolta, Calce brought down Yahoo!, eBay, CNN, Amazon, and other sites, causing an estimated $1.7 billion in damages. This was a time when the internet and ecommerce were beginning to boom, so a hacker’s goal back then was to be first to market and to establish himself in the cyberworld.

Today, Michael Calce is an entrepreneur, public speaker, white hat hacker and author who uses the lessons he learned to continue teaching about the world of cyber security. His company, Optimal Secure, is a Montreal-based cyber security firm specializing in penetration testing and it’s one part of his continuous effort to keep people informed about the reality of cyber attacks and how they can defend themselves.

Missed out? Take a look at all the pictures of the event!

The PCM Experts

PCM Senior Vice President of Security
Miglicco has over 40 years of experience as an innovative thinker and advisor to business, government officials and public services organizations. His broad range of experience includes business development, operating, and securing IT operations across a career in Public Services and Commercial industries including SVP and COO roles at PCM, KPMG Consulting, Bearing Point, e-Plus and MMC Group.


PCM Senior Security Consultant
Stephen is a seasoned IT professional and trusted security management advisor, with more than 20 years of experience. He has been assessing and troubleshooting complex technology environments, domestically and abroad. In addition to CISM and CRISC certifications, Stephen is skilled at managing IT governance and policy practices, risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity management and testing, as well as exercising his PCI-QSA certification over a wide range of merchant level and service provider level assessments.

HP Security Advisor
Lindsey Hearst is a HP Security Advisor educating customers about the overlooked risk on their network. Her goal is to simplify security so that users, IT, and security teams can better prevent their business from becoming the victim of a security breach through their environment. She has brought to market innovations like HP JetAdvantage Security Manager, HP Connection Inspector, and HP Print Security Advisory Services.


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Special Thank you to all our sponsors: HP, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Checkpoint, Sonic Wall, Absolute Software and Barracuda



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