University of Wisconsin–Madison
Lockdown Twenty18 collage with Lockdown Logo and photos of speakers and attendees.

Lockdown 2018 concludes

The 18th annual UW-Madison Lockdown Technology & Cybersecurity Conference took place on July 16, with nearly 320 attendees. Hosted for the first time at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison, the event featured two keynotes and a variety of speakers from the public and private sectors who spoke on the technical and strategic aspects of cybersecurity.

Some highlights:

  • Opening keynote from a 2017 Cybersecurity Professional of the Year, Dr. Rebecca Wynn
  • Security Architect, Christopher Hickernell, made an inspiring call for experts in cybersecurity
  • Tanium’s Director of Content Development, Jamie Levy, demoed memory forensic analysis techniques to change the game attack analysis for incident responders
  • Interactive Lockpick Village for people to test their sleuthing skills at picking locks
  • Closing keynote from Facebook Head of Corporate Information Security, Ben Hagen, who challenged us to give back to our communities using our cybersecurity skills and expertise

“Lockdown is the only higher ed cybersecurity-focused conference in the midwest,” said Ed Jalinske, cybersecurity project manager at the UW-Madison’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT). “It’s grown quite a bit over the last few years, and the quality of presenters have been phenomenal year after year. It’s a great opportunity for cybersecurity professionals to network and learn from each other.”

Thank you to attendees, presenters, the Monona Terrace Convention Center and event sponsor, the Office of Cybersecurity, for making Lockdown successful.