Eastern Iowa Security Conference

March 28, 2024



Attend to learn from best-of-breed security vendors and speakers that are on the frontline of cybersecurity


Conveniently located near Iowa City and within easy reach of Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities


With the tactics to help you to develop a security strategy that works for your needs now and in the future


Post-conference wrap-up to include door prize giveaways and drinks


The Eastern Iowa Security Conference is where the local cybersecurity world comes together. You’ll gain insights, join in-depth conversations, and experience solutions that could make a huge impact on your organization and your career. With so much change happening in our industry, we’re here to help you stay ahead of it all.

The Benefits of Attendance

Raise your skillset to the next level. With hundreds of traditional and interactive sessions covering a wide range of topics, you’ll learn about the newest trends, threats, and solutions that can be applied immediately in your job.

Extend your industry connections. It’s a rare opportunity to have so many revolutionary thought leaders together at one time. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with professionals who have been through challenges you maybe didn’t even realize you had.

Connect with pioneering innovations. The Expo opens the door to cybersecurity technology from some of the world’s leading vendors.




Jessica Barker

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Cygenta

Jessica Barker is an award-winning leader in the human side of cyber security, she has delivered face-to-face awareness sessions to over 50,000 people in over 25 countries. Named one of the top 20 most influential UK women in cyber security, she is the go-to cyber expert for media including the BBC, Sky News and Wired magazine.   Jessica has delivered over 80 keynotes, including NATO, the World Government Summit, and RSA. Her speaking engagements bring the sociology and psychology of cyber security to life. She serves on numerous industry boards, including the UK Government Cyber Security Board. In June 2023, Jessica was awarded an MBE for services to cyber security by King Charles III in his first Birthday Honours.  Known for her ability to engage everyone from senior executives to ethical hackers, she brings energy, enthusiasm, and fun to cyber security. Jessica is co-Founder of the cyber security company Cygenta, where she focuses on her purpose to advance cyber security awareness, behaviour, and culture in organisations around the world.   The author of the bestseller ‘Confident Cyber Security’ and co-author of ‘Cybersecurity ABCs’, she helps audiences around the world understand why people are the heart of cyber security.

Emerging Technology Keynote

Nicholas DiCola

VP of Customers, Zero Networks

Nicholas DiCola is a Security Jedi and the VP of Customers where he leads a global team. Before joining Zero Networks, Nicholas led the Cloud Security Customer Experience Engineering team helping customers unblock deployments and improving products.  He also 22 years with the United States Marine Corps and retired as a Defensive Cyberspace Weapons Officer after 22 years of total service. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking and Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. He is a co-author of several books and holds many certifications such as CISSP and CEH. You can follow him on Twitter @MasterSecJedi, GitHub (https://github.com/dicolanl), and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ndicola/).


Lauren Reid – Cyber Insurance Marketing Leader, Artic Wolf

As the Senior Director of Insurance Channel Marketing at Arctic Wolf, Lauren leads the strategic development and execution of campaigns and resources to help insurance partners and their clients prevent, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. She leverages her extensive experience in the cybersecurity industry to create engaging and informative content that showcases the value of Arctic Wolf’s security operations solutions and services.

Before joining Arctic Wolf, Lauren was the Vice President and then the Senior Director of DFIR Operations at Tetra Defense, a company that specialized in incident response and digital forensics. There she oversaw the delivery of high-quality and timely services to clients across various industries and sectors, managing a team of skilled and dedicated professionals. She also contributed to the successful integration of Tetra Defense with Arctic Wolf, ensuring a smooth transition and alignment of the operations and marketing functions. Lauren has more than five years of experience in cybersecurity, and is passionate about helping organizations protect themselves from the latest cyber threats and damaging attacks.

Roger Grimes – Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4

Roger’s career professional goal in life is to get more people and companies to use data and the scientific method to improve their computer security, and he does so as the Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4, a security awareness education company. He is a 30+-year senior computer security consultant and cybersecurity architect specializing in general computer security, identity management, PKI, Windows computer security, host security, cloud security, honeypots, APT, and defending against hackers and malware. Roger has also written 13 books (9 solo, 4 co-written) and over 1,100 national magazine articles on computer security. He was the weekly computer security columnist for InfoWorld/CSO magazines from 2005 to 2019 and is frequently interviewed for radio shows (including NPR’s All Things Considered), podcasts, magazines (including Newsweek) and television. Roger firmly believes if he leaves this world without having made the Internet a safer place for all people to compute, then he has failed!


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CONFERENCE LOCATIONConveniently located near Iowa City and within easy reach of Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities

Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center 300 E 9th St, Coralville, IA 52241

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