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Tara D. Anderson    

Cybersecurity Leader, Ethical Hacker & Forbes Contributor and Managing Partner of Framework Security

Tara D. Anderson is a Cybersecurity Advisor with 20 years combined in banking, private equity, and venture capital. As Managing Partner of the award-winning Cybersecurity Consultancy, Framework Security, she can be recognized from her appearances on InfoSec Institute, Cyber Security Matters, KSL Radio, KSL News, KUTV Fresh Living, Park City Television, IBMTV World Edition, CyberTalk with Rex M. Lee, including numerous panels and podcasts discussing cybersecurity, cybercrime, and cyber warfare.

Anderson is an Official Member of the Forbes Technology Council, Member of Tortora Brayda Institute Excellence AI & Cybersecurity Task Force, sits on the Cyber Resilience and Data Ethics Expert Council, belongs to the Women Tech Council, and many additional organizations that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in cybersecurity, privacy, and technology.

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The Human Side of Cybersecurity: Navigating Stress and Burnout

In this emotionally resonant presentation, Anderson addresses the toll that the demanding field of cybersecurity can take on professionals. Drawing from her own journey as a managing partner, mother, and wife, she shares insights into managing stress, preventing burnout, and prioritizing self-care. Through relatable stories and practical strategies, attendees will learn to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives, fostering resilience and well-being in a high-pressure industry.

Women in Cybersecurity: Breaking Barriers and Leading Change

Drawing from her own experiences as a successful managing partner in the cybersecurity industry, Anderson empowers women to thrive in a traditionally male-dominated field. With insights into the importance of diversity in cybersecurity and leadership, she explores strategies for building a strong professional network, overcoming imposter syndrome, and navigating career advancement. Through inspiring anecdotes and practical advice, attendees will be inspired to shatter glass ceilings and drive positive change in the industry.

Cybersecurity Leadership in a Rapidly Evolving Landscape

As the managing partner of an award-winning cybersecurity consulting firm, Anderson shares her expertise on leading in a field where change is the only constant. She delves into the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies, cyber threats, and regulatory changes. With real-world examples and strategic insights, she guides leaders through the process of adapting their organizations to the evolving cybersecurity landscape, ensuring they remain resilient and proactive in the face of cyber risks.

Cyber Espionage and Nation-State Threats: Navigating the Digital Battlefield

Drawing from her professional insights and roles as a mother and wife, Anderson sheds light on the world of cyber espionage and nation-state threats. She provides a deep dive into the motivations, tactics, and techniques employed by state-sponsored actors. With an emphasis on proactive defense strategies and collaboration among nations, attendees will gain valuable insights into countering the increasingly sophisticated landscape of cyber warfare.

Safeguarding National Interests: The Role of Cybersecurity in Modern Geopolitics

In this insightful presentation, Anderson, our experienced cybersecurity expert, a managing partner, wife, and mother, explores the intersection of cybersecurity and national security. Drawing from her expertise, she examines the evolving landscape of cyber threats faced by nations, their potential consequences, and the strategies required to defend against them.

Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of technology, geopolitics, and safeguarding national interests in a digital age.

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