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2015 Supporters
  • Technological Leadership Institute

    Co-Founder and Presenting Sponsor - How can a master's degree in technology leadership grow your career and yield business results? Come hear stories from recent TLI graduates as they share their experiences, lessons learned, and business impact since completing a master's degree from the Technological Leadership Institute. This panel discussion will allow the audience to interact and participate as the graduates offer insight on how to change the game and achieve a positive return on investment.

  • Maslon LLP

    VIP Dinner & Reception, CEO Breakfast and Panel Sponsor - Maslon LLP is a full-service commercial law firm in Minneapolis, MN, offering a depth of experience in the areas in Business & Securities, Litigation, and Financial Services. Our intellectual property lawyers serve clients in virtually every industry segment, domestically and abroad, focusing on delivering business-oriented, practical legal advice.


  • Symantec Corporation

    Presenting Sponsor - Symantec Corporation is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings – anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared.


  • Unisys

    Official Summit Printer - At Unisys, we assess, design, develop, and manage mission-critical solutions that secure resources and infrastructure for governments and businesses. Our approach integrates resource and infrastructure security, creating the most effective and efficient security environment possible and freeing our client to focus on best serving its citizens and customers.

  • Optiv

    Tech Talk Sponsor -Optiv is the largest holistic pure-play cybersecurity solutions provider in North America. The company’s talented employees are committed to helping businesses run successful security programs. Created in 2015 as a result of the Accuvant and FishNet Security merger, Optiv has served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries.

  • IBM

    Luncheon Sponsor - With shrinking budgets and limited resources, organizations need now, more than ever, intelligent solutions that will enable them to make better-informed decisions and take confident, effective action, in real time. IBM continues to invest in developing cost-effective 'fit for purpose' solutions that will help organizations achieve their missions effectively and efficiently.  IBM i2 is committed to our investment in big data and advanced analytics capabilities, and will continue to provide you with next-generation solutions that will help accelerate the data to decision process, support your mission and ensure a safer planet.

  • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

    Premier Sponsor - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyber-attacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises’ networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes. At Check Point, we secure the future.

  • Cybereason

    Premier Sponsor -Cybereason automatically hunts down cyber threats, revealing the complete attack story in real time, enabling an immediate response.

  • Tanium

    CISO Luncheon Sponsor-“Tanium is a systems and security management company that gives enterprises the unique power to control, manage, and secure hundreds of thousands of endpoints within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium prevents downtime and attacks what can cripple organizations and lead to costly business interruptions.”

  • Tenable Network Security

    Panel Sponsor - Founded in 2002, Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance. Tenable’s key clients include Fortune Global 500 companies across industries as well as the entire U.S. Department of Defense and many of the world’s leading governments.

  • ViON

    Panel Sponsor - ViON Corporation designs, delivers and maintains high-end information technology solutions for the military, governments and commercial businesses. A market leader with 35 years’ experience, ViON applies deep expertise and mission focus to solve complex enterprise problems and deliver effective results with cloud, big data and other innovative IT solutions.

  • Briggs & Morgan

    Small Business Forum Sponsor - Briggs and Morgan’s Privacy and Data Security attorneys are committed to helping our clients prevent, prepare for, respond to, and minimize the impact of data security breaches and cyber attacks. From data protection to navigating complex legislation, we offer a full range of services related to privacy and information security.

  • BMO Harris Bank

    Small Business Forum Sponsor - You deserve more from your bank than just a place to get financing or products to manage your cash flow. You deserve a partner that understands your industry, your business and sees your vision the way you see it. It’s your vision. BMO Harris can help you make it happen.

  • Kraus-Anderson

    Small Business Forum Sponsor - Kraus-Anderson believes real value comes from providing innovative risk management and insurance solutions focused on our clients’ business needs. By working with our clients as strategic advisors, and for our clients as a team, we remain committed to offering uncommon expertise in commercial insurance, cyber risk, loss prevention and claims management.

  • Main Nerve

    Small Business Forum Supporter - At MainNerve, we help organizations with cybersecurity and compliance needs. Our substantial experience in helping protect private and public organizations, as well as the Department of Defense, can make the difference for you. Our team works with organizations such as yours by actively developing and promoting information security leadership, awareness, and understanding through effective practices, policies and guidance for the protection of your critical data and infrastructures..

  • Occam Group LTD.

    Small Business Forum Sponsor - Since 2000, Occam Group has been guiding businesses to victory with holistic, integrated solutions that optimize the value of people, processes and platforms.We’re an elite team of professionals fiercely devoted to guiding businesses to high-value wins in the portfolio project management, developer productivity, cyber security and cloud management services. Through careful diagnosis, expert prognosis and brilliant execution, Occam Group delivers optimal results to show you and your organization that winning is not only possible, it’s inevitable.

  • SurfWatch Labs

    Passport/Infomercial Sponsor-SurfWatch Labs delivers cyber risk intelligence solutions that help organizations understand the potential for cyber-attacks, determine the impact to their business and proactively address threats head on.

  • LogRhythm

    Gold Exhibitor - LogRhythm is the largest and fastest growing independent security intelligence company in the world.  The company's patented and award-winning Security Intelligence Platform, unifies SIEM, log management, file integrity monitoring, network forensics and host forensics, empowering organizations around the globe to detect and respond to breaches and the most sophisticated cyber threats.

  • MN.IT Services

    MN.IT Breakfast - MN.IT Services, the State of Minnesota’s centralized IT organization, provides high-quality, secure and cost-effective information technology to meet the business needs of government, foster innovation, and improve outcomes for the people of Minnesota.

  • AlertLogic

    Silver Exhibitor - Alert Logic’s Security-as-a-Service solution delivers deep security insight and continuous protection for cloud, hybrid, and on-premises data centers. Providing application, system, and network protection from the cloud, the Alert Logic solution analyzes over 450 million events and identifies 60,000 security incidents monthly for over 3,000 customers worldwide.

  • Drexel University

    Silver Exhibitor - Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel University is a top-ranked, private university recognized as a burgeoning center of innovative academic excellence. Since 1996, Drexel has been offering online courses and currently offers more than 140 online degree and certificate programs. Visit to learn more.

  • Palo Alto Networks

    Silver Exhibitor - We are leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Because of our deep expertise, commitment to innovation and game-changing security platform, thousands of customers have chosen us and we are the fastest growing security company in the market.

  • Vormetric

    Silver Exhibitor - Vormetric is the industry leader in data security solutions that protect data-at-rest across physical, big data and cloud environments. Vormetric helps over 1500 customers, including 17 of the Fortune 30, to meet compliance requirements and protect their sensitive data from both internal and external threats.

  • Secured2

    Silver Exhibitor - Secured² is a Minneapolis based software company with a game changing way to secure data that goes beyond traditional encryption methods. Secured² is a patented approach that defeats hackers and is vetted by leading industry experts working with the CIA & FBI. Secured² reduces the size of data by up to 90% using proprietary compression technology, shreds data and then randomly disperses the shreds into any storage locations of your choice (cloud, hybrid or local storage).With Secured² your data is safe. Period.

  • A10 Networks

    Cyber Threat Intel 101 Supporter- A10 Networks is a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure.


    Cyber Threat Intel 101 Supporter- Cisco provides one of the industry’s most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolios of products and solutions. Our threat-centric and operational approach to security reduces complexity, while providing superior visibility, continuous control, and advanced threat protection across the extended network and the entire attack continuum. 

  • Juniper Networks

    Cyber Threat Intel 101 Supporter- Juniper Networks(NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. Juniper Networks’ innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks ( or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook

  • Trend Micro

    Cyber Threat Intel 101 Supporter- Trend Micro Inc., a global leader in security solutions, enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security solutions that are simple to manage and fit an evolving ecosystem. Trend Micro solutions provide layered content security for mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks.

  • Absolute

    Exhibitor - Absolute provides persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets, and smartphones. Our customers rely on us to provide them with a unique and trusted layer of security so they can manage mobility while remaining firmly in control.

  • Bit9 + Carbon Black

    Exhibitor - More than 1,000 organizations worldwide—from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services. With Bit9 + Carbon Black, you can arm your endpoints against advanced threats.

  • CODE42

    Exhibitor - Code42 is a global enterprise SaaS provider of endpoint data protection and security to more than 37,000 organizations, including the most recognized brands in business and education. Our highly secure cloud solutions enable IT and security teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss, no matter the cause.

  • Comodo

    Exhibitor - The Comodo organization is a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions.  With a deep history in SSL certificates, antivirus, endpoint security, and true containment technology leadership, individuals and enterprises rely on Comodo’s proven technology solutions to authenticate, validate and secure their most critical information. 

  • Damballa

    Exhibitor - Damballa leverages information from more than 23 billion Internet records daily to build models that can predict malicious behavior without prior knowledge of the adversary or their malware. Our Failsafe product identifies infected devices and delivers a case of evidence to responders so they can immediately prevent damage.

  • HEAT Software

    Exhibitor - HEAT Software is a leading provider of Hybrid Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management software solutions for organizations of all sizes. We empower IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service to automate their business processes to improve service quality, while managing and securing endpoints to proactively detect and protect against threats to business continuity.

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Exhibitor - Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is a top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for  SMBs and Enterprises. ttp

  • McGladrey

    Exhibitor - McGladrey is a leading provider of professional services focused on the middle market, across 75 U.S. cities and 32,000 people in over 110 countries. McGladrey’s experienced global cybersecurity advisors provide a wide range of solutions to help clients identify and mitigate risks including: IT risk assessments, incident response plan development, network vulnerability testing and PCI compliance. Effective Oct. 26, 2015, McGladrey will unite with fellow members of our global network under the common brand name RSM.
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  • Metropolitan State University

    Exhibitor - Metropolitan State University offers many graduate programs such as Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS), Master in Computer Science, MBA and DBA.  These programs are high quality, practical and flexible to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

  • NetSpi

    Exhibitor - Utilizing our consulting team's in-depth security knowledge and our proprietary CorrelatedVM vulnerability management platform, NetSPI provides world-class, deep-dive, manual penetration testing. Combined with our comprehensive methodology and our adaptive and responsive client service – NetSPI is more than a vendor, its partner you can trust with your most critical assets.

  • SecureAuth

    Exhibitor - SecureAuth’s identity and information security solutions deliver innovative access control for cloud, mobile, web and legacy systems.  We solve even your toughest access control problems with solutions that are quick to deploy, easy to integrate with your existing infrastructure and deliver exceptional value for your investment.

  • Smart Keeper

    Exhibitor - Familiar with physical IT securities? Comxi has introduced Smart Keeper, first ever patented physical IT security product lineups.  Smart Keeper controls I/O ports physically. It blocks unused ports, only allows authorized port uses, prevents suspicious actions, and significantly reduces insider threats. There is no one perfect IT security solution.  Add Smart Keeper to current existing software based securities to add another layer of defense.

  • Spectrum Business Solutions

    Exhibitor - With Spectrum Business Fiber Optic Internet, you'll be able to leverage cost-effective, scalable, high-speed connectivity across our fiber-rich network for better efficiency and better results.

  • St. Cloud State 

    Exhibitor - Description coming soon.

  • TrapX Security

    Exhibitor - TrapX Security is a leader in the delivery of deception-based cyber security defense. Our solutions rapidly detect, analyze and defend against new zero-day and APT attacks in real time. Our solution provides automated, highly accurate insight into malware and malicious activity unseen by other types of cyber defense.

  • United Health Group

    Exhibitor - UnitedHealth Group is serving the myriad health care needs of 85 million people worldwide. We are a diversified company, with 185,000+ employees in all 50 states and 20 other countries. We are leading nearly every aspect of today’s health care landscape including health IT security and innovative mobile application software.

  • Varonis

    Exhibitor - Varonis provides an innovative software platform that allows enterprises to map, analyze, manage and migrate their unstructured, human-generated data. This type of unstructured data includes an enterprise’s spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio files, video files, emails, text messages and any other data created by employees.

  • Wipfli

    Exhibitor - Ensure your security strategy and solutions are as fluid and agile as the evolving cyber landscape with expert assistance from Wipfli. Our comprehensive Cybersecurity Services help you proactively address mounting threats and effectively respond in the event of an incident. Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover with Wipfli Cybersecurity Services.

  • Azule Staffing

    Refreshment Sponsor - Azule Cyber is a full service staffing and solutions organization that leverages the Network Security knowledge and experience of Veterans and Military Service Members to specialize in mid-market business needs.  Azule Cyber stresses risk and vulnerability assessment based resource allocation to determine if your company is protected from today’s threats.

  • Bremer Bank

    Refreshment Sponsor - Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held $9.2 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

  • Advance IT Minnesota

    Supporting Sponsor - Advance IT Minnesota is a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Center of Excellence whose mission is to engage employers, educators, and learners to develop a more robust IT Workforce in Minnesota. Their vision is to position Minnesota as a top-ten regional economy for information technology careers.

  • BBB

    Supporting Sponsor - The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting the highest standards of business ethics and conduct. Founded in Minneapolis in 1912, and supported today by 6,400 Accredited Businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota, the BBB serves both consumers and businesses.

  • ISACA - Minnesota Chapter

    Supporting Sponsor - With approximately 1000 members from over 100 organizations, the Minnesota chapter of ISACA provides a gateway to a global organization offering security, risk, control, and governance certifications. Additionally, ISACA offers a new security knowledge platform and professional program Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX). For more information please visit the chapter website.

  • Cyber Defense Magazine

    Supporting Sponsor - Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.

  • Minnesota High Tech Association

    Supporting Sponsor- MHTA is a non-profit association of more than 300 technology companies and organizations. Together, we fuel Minnesota’s prosperity through innovation and technology. Our members include some of the world’s leading corporations, mid-sized companies and startups. We are united behind a common vision to make Minnesota one of the country’s top five technology states.

  • Norsec

    Supporting Sponsor - The NorSec ISAO was formed to operate as a Not-for-Profit organization to support and implement: Section 3 of Executive Order 13691 “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing”, PPD-21 "Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience" and Executive Order 13363 "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity". Our mission is to advance all aspects of security, technology, organizational resiliency and security standards, and further to support the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995.

  • Infragard

    Supporting Sponsor - InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Field Office in 1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the information technology industry and academia for the FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena. InfraGard and the FBI have developed a relationship of trust and credibility in exchange of information concerning various terrorism, intelligence, criminal and security matters.

  • (ISC)2

    Supporting Sponsor- Our mission is to create a safe environment where information security practitioners can openly share expertise and ideas, providing practical, relevant, useful and timely information that, when applied, will develop and promote the (ISC)2, CISSP®, CBK®, and help support the Information Security and Cyber Security Communities of the Upper Midwest.

  • Sec.MN

    Supporting Sponsor - Sec.MN is a local security group that provides security-focused meetings, demonstrations and seminars; as well as an online communications. Our members come primarily from the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Membership is always free to the general public, and is open to anyone interested in information security.

  • The Event Group, Incorporated

    Summit Producer - Based in Minneapolis, MN, The Event Group is a full-service event production and marketing agency focused on corporate events, global marketing, production, and strategic planning. The Event Group provides a fresh, innovative approach, blending its enthusiasm and expertise with your corporate objectives, resulting in strategic ROI -executed brilliantly.

  • Robotics Alley™ Conference & Expo

    Supporting Sponsor - Robotics Alley is an initiative founded by ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association meant to spur public-private partnerships in the business, research, and development of world-leading robotics and automation systems. Robotics Alley hosts an annual conference and exposition in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, which is on pace to become one of the world’s leading robotics conferences.