IT Summit - Fall
Wednesday-Thursday, September 11-12, 2019

SynerComm's 17th Annual IT Conference, at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Registration Closed


Alright, let's address the elephant in the room. Frameworks aren't known for being page turners - even when they're shortened into seven characters like the NIST CSF. But there are some things you do because they're "good" for you - like going to the doctor, eating well and exercising. The NIST CSF is like that. While we can't turn the NIST CSF into the latest best seller (sorry!), we can give you a quick tour and show you exactly how you can positively affect your NIST CSF ratings - both now ... and over the long term.

Next, we will explore how to successfully naviagate the confusing managed security services landscape and the emergence of MDRs and the due diligence questions you need to ask to align expectations and measure value.

Presented by

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Bruce Potter

Chief Information Security Officer

Bruce Potter is Expel's ( chief information security officer (CISO). He's responsible for cyber risk management and ensuring the secure operations of Expel's services. He also remains perpetually frustrated that employees pronounce CISO not-the-way-he-wants.

Previously, Bruce co-founded Ponte Technologies, a cybersecurity research and engineering company that worked with organizations ranging from hedge funds to intelligence agencies. Bruce sold Ponte Technologies to the KeyW Corporation where he served as CTO for two years.

In another life, Bruce founded the Shmoo Group and helps run the yearly hacker conference, ShmooCon (, in Washington, DC. Bruce has co-authored several books and written numerous articles on security (or the lack thereof). He is a regular speaker at conferences including DefCon, Blackhat, and O'Reilly Security as well as private events at the United States Military Academy, the Library of Congress and other government agencies.