Exploring the Future of Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity has become a central part of the discussion on how we work, live and communicate as a society. It is not just confined to the world of IT and digital technologies anymore.
During one of the largest cybersecurity conferences, the RSA Conference in San Francisco this June, Swissnex in San Francisco is hosting an interactive exchange on the Future of Cybersecurity in collaboration with Armasuisse and Swisscom, and with support by the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco and Switzerland Global Enterprise/Swiss Business Hub USA.
This topic has become even more important in the wake of the pandemic and in times of growing geopolitical instability. Building resilient societies requires finding new technical, organizational and political viewpoints on cybersecurity.
Three speakers will share their insights, followed by small breakout session with all attendees for a chance to exchange ideas about the future of cybersecurity.
Join us at Pier 17 for an evening of discussions, insights, and networking.
- 6:00pm – Doors open; Attendees can explore the Future of Work exhibition in the space and enjoy a glass of wine
- 6:15pm – Welcome + Introduction
- 6:30pm – Panel Discussion
- 7:30pm – Networking Reception
- 8:30pm – Doors Close
Event start time
Boston and New York9:00PM
Chenxi WangFounder & General Partner of Rain Capital
Dr. Chenxi Wang is the Founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture fund focused on Enterprise Software and Cybersecurity investments. A well-known operator, technologist, and thought leader in the Cybersecurity industry, Dr. Wang serves on the Board of Directors for MDU Resources, a Fortune 500 company. Previously, Chenxi was Vice-Chair on the global board of directors for the OWASP Foundation, the largest security professional’s consortium in the world. Prior to that, Chenxi was Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock, VP of strategy for Intel Security, and VP of research for Forrester. Chenxi was named by Cyber Risk Alliance and Women Tech Founders as Women Investor of 2021 and 2019. She was recognized as a Women-of-Influence by the SC Magazine, a top trade media for the Cybersecurity industry.
Chenxi’s career began as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, where she helped found the Cybersecurity Lab of Carnegie Mellon. Chenxi is a trusted advisor to IT executives and a sought-after keynote speaker. She has headlined events worldwide and been featured by top media outlets for her thought leadership work. Chenxi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.
Robin GeissDirector of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research
Dr. Robin Geiss was appointed as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in February 2021 by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. Prior to his appointment as Director, Dr. Geiss served as Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow and as the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
He is the founding director of the Erasmus Mundus Programme in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development, a flagship programme of the European Union, spearheading an innovative holistic approach to 21st century legal education.
Between 2017-2021, he was a Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris. He is editor of the Oxford Handbook of the International Law of Global Security, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, and has published widely on new technologies.
Dr. Geiss was one of the international experts who, under the auspices of the Tallinn- based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, drafted the “Tallinn Manual”, which investigates how international law applies to cyber warfare.
He studied international law at the University of Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Kiel with a degree in Law. In 2003, he completed a PhD in Law on the topic of “Failed States”.
Zuk AvrahamFounder & CEO at ZecOps
Zuk Avraham is a world-renowned white-hat security researcher, 2X entrepreneur, angel investor, the Founder/CEO of ZecOps, Inc, and the founder of Zimperium, Inc (acquired).
An innate hacker with a passion for detecting code vulnerabilities, Zuk started his career as a security researcher in the IDF before being recruited by Samsung Electronics, where he published the first return-oriented programming technique for ARM architecture at DEFCON and Blackhat. His security work has been the subject of academic research and is often quoted in leading publications such as Forbes, MIT Technology Review, TIMES and Engadget.
Zuk’s first startup, Zimperium, was acquired for over half a billion USD. In July 2017, Zuk started his second entrepreneurial journey, with ZecOps, Inc. ZecOps is considered as a leader in Mobile DFIR / Mobile XDR and its technology is widely used by world-leading enterprises, journalists, and governments.
Zoey Yi Wu (Moderator)Sr. Program Manager at Plug and Play
Zoey manages the Enterprise Tech Startup Accelerator Program at Plug and Play. She drives startups towards success at scale by enabling meaningful connections with corporate and industry experts, investors, mentors, and the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem Plug and Play has in place.