Central Illinois Cyber 2022 | Hosted by Pearl Technology

Central Illinois Cyber 2022

Thursday, October 13 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT

Social Hour to follow from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. CT

Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
100 Conference Center Dr, 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 2022. CIC22 offers a choice of two tracks—a conference or a Capture the Flag exercise.

We are excited to host this non-profit event in partnership with our sponsors; FBI Infragard, ConnectWise, Hack The Box, Cloud Range.

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

Track 1

Room: River H

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

Track 2

Room: River F

We are excited to announce that Hack The Box will be hosting the Capture The Flag Event This Year!

  • Test your cybersecurity knowledge with an interactive "Capture the Flag"—1 to 4 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 2022! We look forward to seeing you on October 13.

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Register by October 11th to assure your spot at this event!

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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

Dave Johnson
Managing Partner, Pearl Technology


Regina Burris
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Developments and Trends in Cyber Threats and Incident Response

The FBI's 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.


Mark Phelps
Special Agent, FBI


Justin Harris
Computer Scientist, FBI

Audiovisual Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity convergence of audiovisual and enterprise technologies.

Anthony Mini

Anthony Mini
President, Pearl Technology

Anatomy of an Attack

Interactive event facilitated by a Cloud Range instructor who will demonstrate how cyber defenders detect and respond to an attack as it occurs real time, while showing attendees how security tools play a part in the process.

Marcus Linder

Marcus Linder
Cloud Range Speaker