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Trends in Enterprise Security 

Thursday, Sept. 30th, 2021 
8:00AM-4:30PM, to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 123 West 18th St in NYC
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Would you like to attend or sponsor?  Contact us through our Contact Form and we'll get right back to you.

*Important Covid-19 Safety Information for Our EventMandatory vaccination requirement: As of Aug. 4, 2021: Based on NYC regulations , and with safety for all attendees of the utmost concern, TechForum will be implementing a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy for Security Forum on  Sept. 30th.  Attendees and staff will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated.  Please visit our Safety page for updates and full policy guidelines. 

Sept. 30th, 2021 

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 Gold Sponsors

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 Silver  Sponsors

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 Bronze  Sponsors

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Sept. 30th, 2021 


Interested in speaking? Contact us through our online form, or email Priscilla Tate at

SEPT. 30, 2021 8AM-4PM at 123 West 18th St (bet. 6th and 7th Avenues), NYC  


8:00-9AM Registration with Continental Breakfast and Exhibits    

9:00AM Opening Remarks: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, TechForum   

9:05-9:35AM Selling Breaches: How Cybercriminals Buy and Sell Network Access   
Paul Prudhomme, Head of Threat Intelligence Advisory, IntSights, a Rapid7  company 


9:35-9:50AM Exhibits and Snack Break


9:50-10:20AM To Catch a Thief – How Network Detection and Response is Critical to the Fight Against Cybercrime   
Theresa Abbamondi, VP Product Marketing, Plixer   


10:20-10:50AM Exhibits and Snack Break
10:50-11:20AM   Why Asset Management Fails for Cybersecurity (and How to Fix it)   
Kristi Jardin, Regional Director, Axonius and Emil Anestam, Sr. Sales Engineer, Axonius  
11:20-11:50AM Exhibits and Snack Break


11:55AM-12:10PM Testing to Know What’s Right
Mike DeNapoli, Solutions Architect, Breach & Attack Simulation, Cymulate     
12:15-12:30PM Deconstructing Ransomware: Access, Evasion and Mitigation  
Jason Forcht, Sr. Solutions Engineer, Cybereason  
12:30-1:15PM Luncheon and Exhibits (45 min) Lunch includes (Gluten-Free and Vegan included): Upscale Caprese Sandwich: Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Baby Arugula & Balsamic Aioli on Rosemary Focaccia; Grown Up Chicken Sandwich: Herb Grilled Chicken, Vine Ripened Tomato, Saffron Mayo, Pea Shoots on Brioche Roll; Farro, Quinoa & Wheatberry Salad; Long Grain Wild Rice Salad; Pasta Salad with Pesto; Saffron Laced Orzo Salad   

1:15-1:30PM Are Overspending and Technical Complexity Halting Your Cybersecurity Objectives?   

Michael Katz, Security Specialist, Infoblox  


1:35- 1:50PM Zero Trust is Not a Buzzword - A Solution So You Too Can Live It and Love It! 
George Karamanoglou, Business Solutions Architect, Zscaler  

1:50--2:10PM Exhibits and Snack Break 


2:10- 2:25PM Identity is the Foundation of a Zero Trust Network  
Gurinder Bhatti, Sr. Sales Engineer, Okta   


2:30-2:45PM Be a Hero: Treat Your Physical Security System as a First-Class Cyber Asset

Jeff Nielsen, CTO, Brivo  


2:45-3:05PM Dessert Break


3:05-3:35PM Corporate Challenge: Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategies for the New Workplace- Open discussion featuring end-user IT managers from TechForum membership


3:35- 4:00PM – RAFFLES: Drawings for Door Prizes. 

Sept. 30th, 2021 

Security Forum speakers consist of Gold and Silver Sponsors, and end-user IT managers currently managing technology at mid-to-large firms. 

For a list of speakers at past events, our most recent agendas can be found here. 

Interested in speaking? Contact us through our online form, or email Priscilla Tate at

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Emil Anestam, Sr. Sales Engineer, Axonius

Emil Anestam, a Senior Sales Engineer at Axonius, is based in Massachusetts. Emil has over 25 years of experience working with computers, partially self-taught and through a long IT career.  Emil's experience spans Sales Engineering, Account Management, and Product Management with a focus on endpoint security. Outside of his career, Emil enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and off-road woods riding.

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Kristi Jardin, Regional Director, Axonius

Kristi is a Regional Sales Manager covering New York and New Jersey.  She lives in Brooklyn and in her free time enjoys cycling, reading Buddhist books, and visiting parks all around NYC.


Jeff Nielsen, CTO, Brivo

Jeff leads the development, deployment and maintenance of all of Brivo's technology assets, including hardware, mobile, data and web-based products.
Jeff specializes in building and scaling software teams and organizations. Previous roles include Chief Product & Technology Officer at The Common Application and SVP of Engineering at 3Pillar Global, where he led 600+ developers and testers worldwide in thedelivery of over 100 revenue-generating software products.

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Jason Forcht, Sr. Solutions Engineer, Cybereason

Jason provides pre-sales security solutions and has excellent knowledge of security solutions and technologies across multiple technical environments. Prior to Cybereason, Jason worked at FireEye and Symantec.

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Michael DeNapoli, Lead Sales Architect, Cymulate 

Mike DeNapoli has spent over two decades working with companies from mom and pop shops to Fortune 100 organizations; advising on issues from Business Continuity Planning, to Cloud Transformation, to Real-World Cybersecurity.  He is currently a Senior Solution Architect with Cymulate Breach and Attack Simulation; helping customers and partners know that their security controls are defending the organization, without speculation.

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Michael Katz, Security Sales Specialist, Infoblox

At Infoblox, Michael is responsible for expanding security sales across the eastern US in enterprise and SLED vertical markets. He helps companies use DNS, DHCP and IPAM in cybersecurity analytics, threat intel, threat mitigation, threat hunting, SOC and identity applications.

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Paul Prudhomme, Head of Threat Intelligence Advisory, IntSights 

He previously served as a leader of the cyber threat intelligence subscription service at Deloitte and as an individual contributor to that of iDefense. Paul previously covered cyber issues as a contractor in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Paul specializes in the coverage of state-sponsored cyber threats, particularly those from Iran. Paul originally served as a linguist and cultural advisor and speaks multiple languages, including Arabic. He has a Master’s degree in History from Georgetown University. Paul is also a certified scuba diver and an award-winning amateur underwater photographer.

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Gurinder Bhatti, Sr. Sales Engineer, Okta

Gurinder has over 16 years of practicing Information Security with extensive experience and strategic knowledge to deliver solutions in FinServ/FinTech. He has a deep understanding of security from a holistic perspective in risk identification/management, network/endpoint security, and identity access and authorization controls. 


Theresa Abbamondi, VP, Product Marketing, Plixer

Theresa has been a successful product marketer and strategist in the IT/network security space for over 20 years, launching and growing major service offerings at Verizon, Symantec, Arbor/NETSCOUT, and, most recently, Cato Networks. Her educational background is in political philosophy, having earned a master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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George Karamanoglou, Business Solutions Architect, Zscaler

George Karamanoglou has over twenty five years’ experience with leading suppliers and consumers of advanced enterprise technology. He has held various strategic technical roles and been part of the core team in multiple successful start-ups.  He has developed a keen understanding of enterprise IT solution requirements with substantial experience introducing and discussing emerging disruptive technology to complex organizations. Currently, at Zscaler, he works with global enterprise customers to develop transformation solution architectures tailored to business requirements and founded on Zscaler’s Zero Trust security platform.  

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Priscilla Tate, Executive Director & Founder, TechForum

Priscilla Tate is the founder and managing director of Technology Managers Forum (TechForum), an association which has a current membership of over 800 IT managers who work for mid-range and F1000 organizations in New York. Prior to founding Technology Manager Forum in 1994, Ms. Tate had a career in enterprise technology management, working at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover Trust (now Chase).

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