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Cybersecurity Leaders Join Forces at Trust 2021 Event

Cybersecurity Leaders Join Forces at Trust 2021 Event

The CISO and broader information security community will assemble virtually at the upcoming Trust 2021 event on April 13-14 to discuss and debate crucial cybersecurity issues. More than 5,000 CISOs, information security influencers, and decision-makers will exchange peer-to-peer knowledge and topics covering email security, threat intelligence, security awareness training, automation, data science, and supply chain security.

"Email scammers took phishing to extraordinary levels during the pandemic and exposed corporate vulnerabilities across industries," said Patrick R. Peterson, founder and CEO of Agari, a founding sponsor of Trust 2021. "Now more than ever before, it is important that the email security industry comes together as a whole to share insights, learnings, and best practices to get ahead of cybercriminals. No company today has the luxury of treating data breaches and fraud as a cost of doing business."

Trust 2021 is a Data Connectors Community Event. Founded in 1999, it today has over 650,000 senior cybersecurity professionals who look to the community for education, networking, and best practices to address the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape.

"As remote working took shape in 2020 and remains a key factor for most organizations in 2021, the executive suite has focused its attention — and investment on thwarting the attacks aimed at their most valuable assets — their people, brand, customers, and vendors," said Dawn Morrissey, founder and CEO at Data Connectors. "Trust 2021 will be focused on areas that are important to our community, and we're proud to support this event."

In addition, the annual Trust 2021 Email Security Awards will take place. Nominations are open. Companies and cybersecurity professionals across all industries are eligible for the awards program, which focuses on innovation, achievement, and contributions to the email security ecosystem. The judging panel is composed of industry-leading experts, past winners, and industry analysts. Winners will be announced on April 14 in a ceremony celebrating the email security sector's best and brightest.

This year's keynote speakers and their topics include:

  • Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code: Creative Ways To Solve for the Cybersecurity and Data Science Skills Shortage
  • Andy Greenberg, author of "Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers" and senior writer at Wired: Behind-the-Scenes Insights Discovered in His Research for Sandworm.
  • Graham Cluley, host of the "Smashing Security" podcast: An Irreverent Look at Identity-Deception Based Scams.

The world's foremost cybersecurity executives will be joined at Trust 2021 by an esteemed group of sponsors. Led by Cisco as the premier sponsor, others include Entrust, FS-ISAC, Global Cyber Alliance, Menlo Security, and Agari.

"We're proud to be the founding sponsor of this event, which began five years ago as a small gathering of CISOs for our customers and has grown exponentially over the years," said Peterson. "Trust 2021 is now an open, global industry event because the problems of fraud and data breaches have only worsened. It will take the cybersecurity industry pulling together to tackle this problem. We embrace and encourage leaders from the global cybersecurity sector to make an impact on the problem by sharing their opinions and experiences with their peers at Trust 2021."

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