Is Cybersecurity Impossible?

A Virtual Intelligence Session
Thursday, January 21, 2020
2:30-4:30pm PT • 5:30-7:30pm ET

Last spring, Texas-based network monitoring provider SolarWinds was hacked by state-sponsored Russian actors. SolarWinds’ customer list, which includes every branch of the US military, NATO, and four-fifths of the Fortune 500, was used to infiltrate at least 18,000 government and private networks. “The data within these networks, user IDs, passwords, financial records, source code, you name it, can be presumed now to be in the hands of Russian intelligence agents,” ZDNet reported. Over the holidays, the business, intelligence, and security communities watched as more and more federal agencies were reported to have been not just penetrated, but completely compromised.

The incident raises essential questions about security, both enterprise and national, at a time when nearly every company – and country – relies on a supply chain of digital products to manage and support their operations. Is any country or company safe? How can you best protect your company and your customers? What are your options when security seems impossible?

Join Strategic News Service and IoT Security expert Jeff Hussey, President and CEO of Tempered Networks, on January 21, 2021, for FiReSide, our monthly virtual intelligence session. We’ll discuss the implications of these issues, take your personal questions, and keep you apprised of the best ways to maintain security in your enterprise.


Solarwinds and the Consequences of Supply-Chain Security |
Jeff Hussey, President & CEO of Tempered Networks

Jeff Hussey has been the president and CEO of Tempered Networks since August 2014. The founder of F5 Networks, he is an accomplished entrepreneur with a proven track record in the networking and security markets. Hussey maintains several board positions across a variety of technology, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations and currently is chairman of the board for Carena and chairman and co-owner of Ecofiltro and PuraVidaCreateGood. He also serves on the boards of Webaroo and the Seattle Symphony. Hussey was previously chairman of the board for Lockdown Networks, which was sold to McAfee in 2008. Hussey received a BA in Finance from Seattle Pacific University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Interviewed by: Evan Anderson, CEO of INVNT/IP and author of “Theft Nation: How IP Theft Drives the Chinese National Business Model, and its Effect upon the Global Economy”

The Differing Roles of Government & Business in Cybersecurity |
Marcus Sachs, Chief Security Officer at Pattern Computer and
Past Director of Cyber at the Department of Homeland Security

Marcus Sachs is the chief security officer of Pattern Computer Inc., where he is responsible for overall corporate security policy and strategy. During the George W. Bush administration, Marc served concurrently on the staff of the National Security Council as the director for Communication Infrastructure Protection in the White House Office of Cyberspace Security, and on the staff of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. In 2003, he joined the National Cyber Security Division of the US Department of Homeland Security as the department’s first Cyber Program director, where he was responsible for developing the implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Marc’s private-sector experience includes serving as the deputy director of SRI International’s Computer Science laboratory, as the vice president for National Security Policy at Verizon Communications, and as the senior vice president and chief security officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corp.

Interviewed by: Jody Westby, CEO of Global Cyber Risk Inc., and contributing editor, Forbes

Register for FiReSide


It’s hard to replace in-person connections, but we come pretty close. As part of this evening, you’ll have a chance to ask both of our centerpiece speakers your own questions. We’ll also hold two smaller virtual networking sessions for all speakers and attendees so you can connect with everyone in your room.

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