Central Illinois Cyber 2021

Thursday, October 21 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Par-A-Dice Hotel Conference Center
21 Blackjack Boulevard, East Peoria, IL 61611

You're cordially invited to attend this premier cybersecurity event.

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Pearl Technology is hosting Central Illinois Cyber 2021 in person, with a virtual option available. Pending pandemic guidelines, the event may go fully online. Watch for updates!

Formerly Go Secure, Central Illinois Cyber 2021 offers a choice of two tracks—a conference or a "Capture the Flag" exercise.

  • Earn continuing education credit*
  • Enter drawing to win a Smartwatch of choice (Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy watch)*

Track 1

In the Main Conference Room, virtual attendance available as well

  • Learn from a variety of speakers and topics—
    1 to 3:45 p.m.**
  • Social hour to follow (wine, beer, soda)—4 to 5 p.m.

Track 2

In the Plaza Room (next door), only available to in-person attendees

  • Test your cybersecurity knowledge with an interactive "Capture the Flag"—1 to 5 p.m.

    A Cyber "Capture the Flag" exercise consists of a series of challenges that vary in difficulty, requiring the application of numerous skill sets to solve. Once a challenge is solved, players receive a "flag" and submit it to the scoring system for points. Challenges often have hints along the way, building off a common theme with the event. More details to be provided at the event.

Thank you for registering for Central Illinois Cyber 2021! We look forward to seeing you on October 21.

If you have further questions, please email Sales@pearltechnology.com

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**Scheduled Speakers

Infragard Plays in Peoria

Discussion of InfraGard, which is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of U.S. Critical Infrastructure.

Dave Johnson

President of Pearl Technology

Regina Burriss

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI


Developments and Trends in Cyber Threats and Incident Response

From the FBI's viewpoint, state and development of cyber threats within the past year, trends in threat analysis and incident response, and the role of law enforcement in cyber security.

Michael Maguire

Special Agent, FBI

Justin Harris

Computer Scientist, FBI


The Convolutions of Threat Attribution

Threat attribution is the who, what, and why behind cyber attacks. In this talk, we'll cover the basics of how attribution is done and why it's important.

Nick Schroeder

Sr. Principal Analyst - Threat Intelligence, Mandiant


Spamming Spears

Automation technologies enhancing social engineering attacks.

Anthony Mini

Senior Vice President/Security and Operations, Pearl Technology