Cyber Now Summit 2020

The Southeast’s Leading Business and Industry
Cyber Security Conference

TechBirmingham, the Central Alabama Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (CAISSA), and the InfraGard Birmingham Members Alliance are once again very excited to host the Cyber Now Summit (formerly Alabama CyberNow Conference). We invite you to attend the 5th Annual Alabama Cyber Now Training Day & Conference on April 8th and 9th, 2020 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

Join us and benefit from educational training sessions, technical and management presentations, and keynote presentations from nationally recognized speakers.

Attendees can also expect:

  • Program sessions relevant for management and technical professionals
  • Scheduled time to visit vendors, discuss their products/offerings, etc.
  • A variety of vendors representing cutting edge security products and knowhow
  • Networking with security experts and professionals from across the country

Keynote Speakers

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Sherri Davidoff

Sherri is the CEO of LMG Security and BrightWise, as well as the author of the recently released book “Data Breaches.” As a recognized expert in cybersecurity and data breach response, Sherri has been called a “security badass” by The New York Times.

She has conducted cybersecurity training for many distinguished organizations, including the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association, FFIEC/FDIC, and many more. She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, and an instructor for Black Hat, where she teaches her “Data Breaches” course. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), a noted security text in the private sector and a college textbook for many cybersecurity courses.

Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. She has also been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien”.

Dan Clemens

Daniel Clemens is an accomplished cyber security expert, entrepreneur and business leader who has dedicated his 20-year career to analyzing threats and solving complex crimes involving technology and the internet.

This work has been global, taking him from DC to Dubai to Venezuela, using technology to help pre-eminent law enforcement agencies and Fortune 500 companies analyze risks, follow clues and catch hackers, terrorists, human traffickers and cyber criminals.

Daniel moved to Birmingham from Silicon Valley in 2000 – before the .com bust — to start something new in a promising growth region.

He founded two companies: Packet Ninjas, a consulting company that offered expertise in offensive and defensive security disciplines, and “cyber intelligence” long before it was even coined a phrase; and, ShadowDragon, a company formed in 2015 to sell the cyber investigation tools that Packet Ninjas had created.

As a security researcher, Daniel has briefed the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and members of Congress, and has been interviewed by CNBC, Reuters, the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Topic: Using Cyber investigation technology to disrupt human trafficking through DeliverFund, and how we ALL should use our tech skills “for good.”

Matt Might

Matt Might has been the Director of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) since 2017. At UAB, Matt is the Hugh Kaul Kaul Endowed Chair of Personalized Medicine, a Professor of Internal Medicine and a Professor of Computer Science.

From 2016 to 2018, Matt was a Strategist in the Executive Office of the President in The White House. And, in 2015, Matt joined the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Harvard Medical School.
Matt is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of, and he was a co-founder and Scientific Advisor to Pairnomix. Q State Biosciences acquired Pairnomix in October 2018 and Matt remains a Scientific Advisor.

Title: Winning the War on Error: Solving the Halting Problem and Curing Cancer

Richard Bejtlich

“Richard Bejtlich is Principal Security Strategist at Corelight. He was previously Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, and Mandiant’s Chief Security Officer when FireEye acquired Mandiant in 2013. At General Electric, as Director of Incident Response, he built and led the 40-member GE Computer Incident Response Team (GE-CIRT). Richard began his digital security career as a military intelligence officer in 1997 at the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), and Air Intelligence Agency (AIA). Richard is a graduate of Harvard University and the United States Air Force Academy. His fourth book is “The Practice of Network Security Monitoring” ( He also writes for his blog ( and Twitter (@taosecurity).”

Title Cyber security: are we doing it wrong?

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Cybernow 2020 Conference Lodging

We have a room block available at the Westin Birmingham, at the BJCC. Please call (205) 324-5000 to reserve your room for a discounted price. You will need to tell them that you are with TechBirmingham’s room block to secure our special rate. Bookings must be made by March 17, 2020 for this rate.

Interested in Sponsoring this Event?

Sponsorship opportunities are available still, and a great way to gain visibility for your products and services. There are different options to fit most budgets. We have flexible options that will help meet the needs you have to promote your brand.

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Call for Speakers

We are expanding our selection of breakout speakers and training sessions this year for a full two day experience. If you are interested in participating by presenting at one of the 40 breakout sessions, please complete the form below and share your research, tools, case studies, etc. with our community.

Call For Speakers