CypherCon 2023

Executives: Overcoming the CyberSecurity Poverty Line

Robert Wagner


This talk will provide insight on why smaller companies struggle with security costs and offer strategies to overcome these challenges.

Importance: Smaller organizations are struggling when it comes to cyber security. They strive to balance between the need to drive digital innovation with the cost of potential cyber threats and data breaches, while also streamlining costs and processes. This is a difficult feat, especially when there are so many challenges that prevent smaller companies from accessing affordable security software.

Robert Wagner

Budgets, Costs, and Innovation!

Robert Wagner is the Field CISO at Fletch and has been a highly respected security practitioner, advisor and strategist for almost 20 years. His security experience ranges from defending everything from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, major universities, and financial institutions. He has presented and taught at Information Security and Hacker conferences ranging from DefCon, APIsecure, Bsides Tel Aviv, GrrCon, Dawn or Doom, WCISC, and more. He is a co-founder of the not-for-profit organization Hak4Kidz, serves on the board of the Chicago ISSA chapter, and regularly volunteers for various hacker cons including regional Bsides, BlueTeamCon, and others.