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Webinar: Securing Our Democracy

Given the massive increase in the volume and the scale of cyberattacks in recent years, it’s no surprise that cybercriminals are redoubling their efforts to target those who have the most power. World leaders in every nation are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks, imperiling themselves and the people they represent.

Join BlackBerry Senior VP and CISO, John McClurg, for our new webinar 'Securing Our Democracy' on October 21st. John will share insights on how AI-driven predictive threat detection will keep you ahead of sophisticated cyber attacks from state-sponsored and financially motivated groups.

Topics will include:

  • How our top elected officials are exposing themselves to Business Email Compromise (BEC) and what can be done;
  • Why politicians make attractive targets for threat actors;
  • The role mobile devices, hectic schedules, and muscle-memory in play in successful cyberattacks;
  • How DMARC, MFA and AI can turn the tide back in favor of democracy.

This webinar is a must-attend for anyone concerned about the ways that threat actors are profiting from exploiting the representatives and citizens of the world’s democracies.

REGISTER NOW
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST / 5 PM CEST

About the Speaker:

John McClurg
Senior VP and CISO, BlackBerry

John McClurg (@JohnMcClurg) serves as Sr. VP and CISO at BlackBerry. John engages the industry around the globe on the risk challenges today and how BlackBerry uniquely mitigates them with the application of machine learning and other AI supported solutions. He champions a move from a historically reactive security posture to one focused on proactively predicting and mitigating future risks.

Before BlackBerry, John served as the Ambassador-At-Large at Cylance and prior to that, as Dell's CSO, where his responsibilities included the strategic focus and tactical operations of Dell’s internal global security service. He was also charged with the advocacy of business resilience and security prowess, the seamless integration of Dell’s security offerings, and with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of security initiatives.

Before Dell, John served as the VP of Global Security at Honeywell International, at Lucent/Bell Laboratories, and in the U.S. Intel Community, as a twice-decorated member of the FBI, where he held an assignment with the U.S. Dept of Energy (DOE) as a Branch Chief charged with establishing a Cyber-Counterintelligence program within the DOE’s newly created Office of Counterintelligence.

Prior to that, John served as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent, assisting in the establishment of the FBI’s new Computer Investigations and Infrastructure Threat Assessment Center or what is today known as the National Infrastructure Protection Center within the Dept of Homeland Security. McClurg also served on assignment as a Deputy Branch Chief with the CIA, helping to establish the new Counterespionage Group and was responsible for the management of complex counterespionage investigations.

John also served as a Special Agent for the FBI in the Los Angeles Field Office, where he implemented plans to protect critical U.S. technologies targeted for unlawful acquisition by foreign powers, and served on one of the nation’s first Joint Terrorism Task Forces.

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