Optiv Announces SXSW Cyber House Featuring Cyber Experts and Defense Industry Leaders

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    Event includes live panel discussion

    Navigating Critical Infrastructure, Hyperconnectivity and Security Risks in the Metaverse

    Austin, Texas


    March 1, 2023

    /PRNewswire/ — Optiv, a cyber advisory and solutions leader, will host the Optiv Cyber ​​House as part of its presence at SXSW this year. The two-day activation will feature an expert panel discussion on key cybersecurity issues and the ever-evolving threat landscape.

    Optiv’s Cyber ​​House is Shakespeare’s Pub (314 E 6)



    March 12-13

    , offering engaging and insightful programming with a strong line-up of live panels featuring industry leaders and cyber experts from the public and private sectors. Sponsored panels will include discussions on security risks within the metaverse, commercial and federal protection of critical infrastructure, and predictions about the future of the connected world.

    Programming details, panel descriptions, speaker bios, and more are available at:


    Optiv will host a Cyber ​​Lounge where visitors can interact with cyber industry experts and gain insight into the toughest cyber challenges. He also has interactive holographic experiences and networking throughout the day. Cyberhouse programming includes:

    March 12th

    • Optiv Cyber ​​Lounge: Reception Bar,

      10:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Join the conversation with experts in the cyber field.

    • Official SXSW Panel —

      Rise of the Metaverse: Web3 Wild West


      main stage,

      1:00pm – 2:00pm

      Emily Herrick

      , co-founder, FoolProof Labs.and

      John Tsangaris

      Technical Manager, Threat, Optiv.

      • This panel will explore the unique challenges of data privacy and asset management within the metaverse. For example, asset protection, the role of cyber insurance in protecting users from identity theft, safe working in the metaverse, propensity for social engineering, and gaming as a vehicle. For data mining and tracking of minors.

    • Official SXSW Panel —

      Power Up: Keep Critical Infrastructure Secure


      main stage,

      2:30pm – 3:30pm

      Sean Tufts

      , OT/IoT Practice Director, Optiv. Dr. Alyse Taylor-Anyikire, Senior Policy Advisor and Engineer, U.S. Department of Energy. Dear Patrick J.


      , former Undersecretary of the U.S. Army.and

      Steve Granda

      Cybersecurity Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

      • Critical infrastructure such as pipelines, fiber optic cables, and power grids underpin the complex, interconnected systems we all rely on. As these systems proliferate, so do their vulnerabilities. This panel will discuss what businesses and governments need to know to protect themselves.

    March 13th

    • Official SXSW Panel —

      2050: Succeeding in the age of hyperconnections:

      main stage,

      4:00pm – 5:00pm

      Kevin Lynch

      CEO, Optiv.

      Dave DeWalt

      , Founder and Managing Director of NightDragon.retired army major general

      Barbara Fast

      and a retired lieutenant general.

      Ed Cardon

      Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Touchstone Futures.

      • In this panel, the world’s leading experts in industry, cyber defense and cyber investment will discuss navigating the new normal and what it takes to thrive in 2050 from a policy, innovation, industry and protection (PIIP) perspective. Share your own insights on what you need. .

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    Optiv is a leader in cyber advisory and solutions, providing strategic and technical expertise to approximately 6,000 companies across all major industries. We partner with organizations to advise, deploy and operate complete cybersecurity programs, from strategy and managed security services to risk, integration and technology solutions. We put our clients at the center of an unparalleled ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs to accelerate their business progress like no other company can. Optiv helps you manage cyber risk to maximize your potential. For more information, see:


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