SAN FRANCISCO, January 3, 2024 - Abnormal Security, the leading AI-native cloud email security platform, today announced that prolific entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary will keynote the company’s second annual Vision Conference, held virtually on January 11, 2024.
Known as “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC’s multi-award-winning Shark Tank, O’Leary is a go-to expert on business topics and financial markets, and is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business and CNN. He is the founder of O’Leary Financial Group; Chairman of O’Leary Ventures, Beanstox, and O’Shares Investments; and a strategic investor in WonderFi. To date, O’Leary has launched and invested in more than 80 companies in North America.
O’Leary will be headlining the Vision 2024 opening keynote, “Not If, But When: Kevin O’Leary Explores the Impact of AI on Cybersecurity,” as part of a fireside chat with Abnormal Security president Michael DeCesare. Throughout the session, O’Leary will provide his outlook on the AI investment market, discuss how cybersecurity will shift as a result of AI—in good ways and bad—and explore what individuals and organizations can do today to take advantage of this powerful technology.
“The threat landscape has completely transformed in 2023, as generative AI made its way into the hands of bad actors and empowered them to create more sophisticated attacks at higher volumes than ever before,” said DeCesare. “We’ve now entered an entirely new era of AI-powered cybercrime, leaving many organizations at odds with how to navigate its unprecedented challenges. During Vision 2024, we’ll examine these challenges as they’re happening in the real world and share insights about what organizations can do today to remain ahead of them.”
Vision 2024 will welcome thousands of cybersecurity professionals to this virtual half-day event. Through inspiring keynotes, CISO panels, and technical sessions, attendees will learn about the newest industry trends, hear predictions on what’s coming in cybercrime, and learn how to best keep their organizations protected in the new year. “Kevin O’Leary has long been a leading voice on market response to technological change, and we’re incredibly excited to hear his perspective as part of this virtual conference,” DeCesare continued.
O’Leary joins several notable cybersecurity thought leaders confirmed to speak at the event, including cybersecurity expert and “friendly hacker” Keren Elazari, who will present the closing keynote titled “AI, Cybersecurity, and the Promise of Tomorrow: A Hacker’s Insight.”
Additional speakers include:
Jason Stead, CISO, Choice Hotels
Andrew Albrecht, CISO, Domino’s
Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts and Former CISO, United Airlines
Tomás Maldonado, CISO, National Football League (NFL)
Michael Keithley, CIO, United Talent Agency
Edmond Mack, Deputy CISO, Haleon
Stephen Doughterty, Financial Fraud Investigator, U.S. Secret Service
Evan Reiser, CEO and Co-Founder, Abnormal Security
Joel Spurlock, VP of Data Science, CrowdStrike
Tomer Schwartz, Co-Founder and CTO, Dazz
Yotam Segev, Co-Founder and CEO, Cyera
Vision 2024 is co-sponsored by CrowdStrike, Cyera and Dazz and hosted by SecureWorld. Attendees are eligible to receive 4+ CPE credits from ISC2.
To register for the conference, visit abnormalsecurity.com/vision. All registrants will receive on-demand access to the recorded sessions following the event.
About Abnormal Security
Abnormal Security provides the leading behavioral AI-based email security platform that leverages machine learning to stop sophisticated inbound email attacks and dangerous email platform attacks that evade traditional solutions. The anomaly detection engine leverages identity and context to analyze the risk of every cloud email event, preventing inbound email attacks, detecting compromised accounts, and remediating emails and messages —all while providing visibility into configuration drifts across your environment. You can deploy Abnormal in minutes with an API integration for Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace and experience the full value of the platform instantly, with additional protection available for Slack, Teams, and Zoom. More information is available at abnormalsecurity.com.
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