"Technology is a little bit like alcohol," said Justin Daniels, attorney, podcast host, and co-author of a new book. "It's out there, and we have to decide how much we're going to use." Daniels, based in Atlanta, recently released his book "Data Reimagined: Building Trust One Byte at at Time," which is available on Amazon.
Justin Daniels was the keynote speaker during a daylong event with panel discussions focused on the urgency around cybersecurity education and safeguards for organizations. "Unlike fine wine, infrastructure does not age well," he said.
Daryn Kagan, author and speaker, moderated three panel discussions for Advancing Ambition, which was designed to bring an important issue in the news to a live audience, but also be interactive. Kagan was an anchor for CNN from 1996 to 2004 in CNN's headquarters in Atlanta. She reported on the Persian Gulf War, the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and presidential elections, among other historic events.
Col. (ret.) Barry Hensley, who leads SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit, was among the experts who spoke on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Advancing Ambition, an event designed to create awareness and discussion about the need for cybersecurity education and safeguards. The Counter Threat Unit identifies and analyzes emerging threats while developing advanced countermeasures to protect clients. The company provides security for thousands of government and private sector organizations.
Jessica Brooks, center, and Marlin Brooks, during Advancing Ambition, a live event with panel discussions focused on cybersecurity, and the need for more job training in this area, at Piedmont Park, on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Penny Rogers Collins, CEO of Women in Technology, speaks as part of a panel on creating a more diverse pipeline to enter the technology field. Women in Technology, based in Atlanta, is a national nonprofit that empowers women and girls to participate in STEAM programs from the classroom, to on the job.
Panelists led by moderator Daryn Kagan discuss how to create a more diverse workforce in the area of cybersecurity, at Advancing Ambition, a day-long event focused on bringing a pressing issue to a live audience.
Panelists discuss how Georgia could strengthen its position as a cybersecurity leader. State Rep. CaMia Jackson, left, represents District 153 in Georgia and is also a cybersecurity and cloud migration IT project manager. Cyrus Walker, center, is managing principal of Data Defenders, LLC a Cybersecurity Advisory Services firm based in Chicago. He is an internationally recognized and expert on electronic voting security.
Says Jackson: More education is needed to teach children at an young age what cybersecurity professionals do, and why it's important.
Says Cyrus Walker, principal of Data Defenders in Chicago. "Cybersecurity is a matter of life and death and if there is an attack, there could be a loss of life. We have gotten used to technology running our lives but we don't think of the day it may not be here. And I do believe that day is coming."
Postindustrial founder Carmen Gentile at the opening of Advancing Ambition, a news-driven event focused on bringing a pressing issue to a live event with panel discussions and a keynote speaker. The event took place on Oct. 18 in Atlanta.
Panelist and speaker line up for Advancing Ambition, Tuesday, Oct. 18 at historic Magnolia Hall in Atlanta's PIedmont Park.
Kim Palmiero, CEO of Postindustrial Media, and Carmen Gentile, founder, with Justin Daniels, attorney, speaker, and podcast host. A native of Pittsburgh, Daniels is co-author of the new book, "Data Reimagined: Building Trust One Byte at a Time."
The team for Advancing Ambition with state Rep. CaMia Jackson, from left, Gina McKenzie, Jackson, Kim Palmiero, CEO of Postindustrial Media, Carmen Gentile, founder of Postindustrial, Emilia Gledhill, managing director and co-owner of The Guarisco Group, Daryn Kagan, moderator, and Wendy Guarisco, founder of The Guarisco Group.