2022 Fall Privacy + Security Forum

2022 Fall Privacy + Security Forum

Blog | Event

2022 Fall Privacy + Security Forum

Michael McAndrews to Speak at the Privacy + Security Academy Conference

Michael McAndrews, our Chief Technology and Security Officer is speaking this week as part of a panel at the Fall Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, DC. The conference runs from November 2nd to the 4th and focuses on deep-dive sessions with practical takeaways for the industry’s most seasoned security experts.

Michael will be part of a four-person panel during the Thursday session, The Supply Chain Privacy Conundrum – Compliance and Risk in a World of Unknowns. Other panel members include Michael Gold, Partner & Chair of Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell Tanya Forsheit, Senior Counsel, The New York Times, and Robert Bond, Solicitor, Notary Public & Compliance & Ethics Professional, Privacy Partnership Law.

Session Topics

“My focus will be on the subsections of Incident Response Plans that detail what to do if there is an attack in your supply chain.”

– Michael McAndrews

The questions Michael will address will be related to the preparation for a security incident based on his experience with companies that have fallen short in their ability to respond. His focus will be on the subsections of Incident Response Plans that detail what to do if there is an attack in your supply chain. Typical discussion topics include:
  • How do you respond when there is no cooperation from the vendor or partner?
  • How do you verify the authenticity of the data?
  • How how do you protect your brand?
As in all incident response cases, the key is speed and visibility.

If you are in Washington, DC, for the conference, be sure to stop by the session on Thursday or reach out to Michael on LinkedIn if you want to connect in person.

Black Hat USA 2022

Black Hat USA 2022

Blog | Event

Black Hat USA 2022

PacketWatch is a sponsor of Black Hat USA 2022 this year. Christopher Krueger, Vice President of Sales, and Michael McAndrews, Chief Technology and Security Officer, as well as several of our analysts, will be live at the event in Las Vegas.

We are also participating in the Black Hat Virtual Event with a Virtual Tradeshow Booth on August 10th and 11th. If you are not traveling to Las Vegas, be sure to stop by the Virtual Booth and say “Hi!”

There are a few ways to catch up with us at Black Hat:

Black Hat USA 2022
Black Hat USA 2022 | Sponsor

Virtual Platform

“The Black Hat USA Main Conference including Briefings, Arsenal, the Business Hall, and more, will take place on the Swapcard Virtual Event Platform.”

Chris and Michael will both be in Las Vegas at the live Black Hat USA 2022 event. Let us know if you would like to grab some time to chat. They’ll be meeting with clients and partners throughout the event.

Chris Krueger | PacketWatch

Chris Krueger
Vice President, Sales

Michael McAndrews | Director, Network Security Services

Michael McAndrews
Chief Technology and Security Officer


The Truth About Cyber Insurance

The Truth About Cyber Insurance

Blog | Event

The Truth About Cyber Insurance

Join Chuck Matthews as he moderates the Arizona Technology Council July Virtual Tech Speaker Series event “The Truth About Cyber Security“. Chuck will be joined by industry experts to discuss the issues businesses should consider when approaching the proper use of cyber insurance. They will discuss the regulatory reforms that would make cyber insurance a better tool for risk transfer. Participants will gain better situational awareness regarding cyber insurance practices during this open discussion.

Panel Members:

  • Anthony Dagostino, CEO & Founder, Converge Insurance
  • Chris Branch, Chairman, ATS Underwriting
  • Wes Gates, CIO, Arizona School Risk Retention Trust
  • Tracy Foss, Senior Program Director, Risk Program Administrators

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Owners
  • Executive Management
  • Risk Managers
  • Legal Counsel
  • CIO
  • CISO

Live Broadcast:
Tuesday July 12, 2022
3:30PM – 5:00PM PT


“Cyber insurance take-up rates are increasing but Insurers’ losses are reaching unsustainable levels. Loss mitigations being implemented by Insurers to stem those losses, combined with non-standard policy terms, are leaving many to question the proper role of cyber insurance policies. ”

Arizona Technology Council Logo
The Truth about Cyber Insurance | AZ Tech Council
Key Takeaways:
  • Why are cyber insurance premiums rising so rapidly and coverage decreasing at the same time?
  • What happens if I file a claim? What are the “gotcha’s”?
  • How can I more effectively use my cyber insurance?
  • What regulatory and industry changes are being discussed and how will they impact me?
About The Arizona Technology Council The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, visionaries and community members to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit www.aztechcouncil.org.