Oct 7, 2014

"There are few priorities in Illinois more important than cyber security and we are giving it significant attention in our plans and strategies. The fourth annual Illinois Cyber Security Forum is the perfect place to discuss challenges, strategies and trail-blazing solutions. I encourage you to join us, hear from the experts, and help us stay ahead of the curve!"

- Sean Vinck, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois

Illinois Cyber Security Forum 2014


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Illinois Cyber Security Forum is designed to do just that.

Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.

If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues, and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists.

This Year's Topics Include:

  • Big Data and Security
  • Can Information Security be Measured? You Bet!
  • How to Secure Applications
  • Trends in Identity and Access Management
  • What Are We Missing?
  • How Do We Get Better? Simulation, Training and Collaboration!


Opening Remarks:

Sean Vinck headshotThe Urgency of Cyber Security

Sean Vinck, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois

Cyber security is a top priority in Illinois for all levels of government. This kickoff address will outline the plans and strategies to safeguard the state in the years ahead.



Opening Keynote:

Ricardo Lafosse headshotWhat Keeps Me Up at Night…

Ricardo Lafosse, Chief Information Security Officer, Cook County

Cook County is the second most populous county in the nation, and its population is greater than that of 29 states. That's a lot of responsibility. It requires healthy doses of awareness, vigilance and clever prioritization. Back by popular demand, security expert Ricardo Lafosse reveals what keeps him up at night and the steps he's taking to guarantee more restful sleep.



Registration Information

Please Note: Online Registration for this event has been closed. Please register on-site. Thank you!

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.


Contact Us

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lauren Anderson, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1378

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435