Business owners and c-suite business leaders, you are invited to join the Austin Chamber and SXSW to understand the basics of what cybersecurity is and how it is something every business needs to take seriously. During this multitracked summit, learn how to protect your business from top speakers, including former US national security officials, top business consultants, and industry leaders.

Featured Speakers

Learn more about our speakers and panelists here.

  • Special Remarks from Steve Adler

    City of Austin

  • Moderated by Hugh Forrest

    Chief Programming Officer

Understanding the Cyber Landscape - Opportunities & Threats

When it comes to cyberattacks, people commonly think of network attacks on our “IT” systems. In this session, our experts will help the business community understand the difference between IT, OT, and IOT, learn the wide range of “smart”, and determine what exactly a “cyber” attack means and why should businesses be paying attention. We’ll discuss recent federal warnings about malicious cyber activity against the US, the role of cyber insurance coverage, risk mitigation, and cyber hygiene, and how all this fits into ESG and sustainability – which are key focal points for almost every organization.

  • Lucian Niemeyer

    Building Cyber Security

  • Richard Seline

    Managing Director, Resilience Innovation Hub & Collaboratory Network
    Managing Partner, The ROAR Partnership

Protecting Your Business

As companies undergo digital transformation at various speeds and degrees, they must contend with the increasing risks and impacts of a hyper-connected world, including increased cybersecurity threats. With cybercrime damage expected to cost $10.5 trillion globally by 2025, organizations must be prepared to manage cybersecurity risks and become resilient. In our in-person discussion with Accenture Security Managing Director Ioana Bazavan and Dell Technologies Vice President and Business Unit Security Officer Bobbie Stempfley we’ll discuss key elements that feed into a cyber resiliency strategy, including how to build a culture of security, close the workforce skills gap and consider the best resiliency approach for your organization. They’ll also take on hot topics like zero trust and share their views on what the future holds.

  • Ioana Bazavan

    Security Managing Director

  • Bobbie Stempfley

    VP and Business Unit Security Officer
    Dell Technologies

Under Attack: Practical Cyber Advice for Small & Medium-sized Businesses

According to Forbes, small businesses are three times more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals than larger companies and C-suite accounts are the top targets of nefarious actors. What happens when your business is attacked? Our expert panelists, cyber and privacy attorneys Elizabeth A. Rogers and Violet Sullivan, will offer practical advice for business leaders and discuss trends in the areas of incident response, cyber insurance, legal compliance, and creating a response plan after a cyber attack.

  • Carlos Kuri

    General Counsel

  • Elizabeth A. Rogers, CIPP/US

    Michael Best

  • Violet Sullivan, Esq., CIPP/US

    VP of Client Engagement
    Redpoint Cybersecurity

Safety Protocols

The Austin Chamber is committed to protecting the safety of our members, our guests, our staff, and their families. We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe as we navigate the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will no longer be asking about vaccine or testing status at our events. However, we ask that you please be polite and do a self-assessment prior to attendance. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. We appreciate your understanding as we try to make all our events a safe space to gather.

We will be adhering to Austin Public Health’s Risk-Based Chart in our recommendations for masking at our events. We ask you to follow this guidance when coming to our events. For more information on the current stages and the advice from APH, please visit

Presenting Sponsor

Corporate Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor
HID GlobalMichael Best

Pivotal Partners

Foundation Partners

Corporate Partners

Terms & Conditions

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Cancellation Policy
The Austin Chamber of Commerce must maintain a cancellation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses, and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled 5 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be issued 10 days after the event. No refunds will be issued for nonattendance. You are welcome to send another member of your staff in your place.