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Cybersecurity Conference brings together industry experts

A conference on cybersecurity will bring together speakers in government, law enforcement and industry to explore the evolving threat landscape, cyber policy and industry-developed best practices for protecting businesses. The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference on Sept. 28 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

A distinguished lineup of security experts will examine what leaders can do to defend critical infrastructure and deter malicious actors. Featured speakers include U.S. Senator Mike Rounds; Jim Edman of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); and Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, Dakota State University.

The event will be headlined by the Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force, Robert W. Rohrer. Rohrer is the Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) and leads the implementation and maturity of federal programs to deter, detect and mitigate insider threats. Rohrer also serves as the Assistant Director for Enterprise Threat Mitigation at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). He will discuss how private sector entities in South Dakota, and across the nation, have become the new geopolitical battlespace in today’s great-power competition.


Businesses of every size need a cybersecurity plan. This conference offers valuable information for both IT professionals and business owners and managers. The Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference will take place Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

SDN Communications is the lead sponsor of the 2021 Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference. AARP, Eide Bailly LLP, KELOLAND Media Group; Marsh & McLennan Agency; and PREMIER Bankcard are supporting sponsors.