“Hacking Conferences” – Super Cyber Friday

“Hacking Conferences” - Super Cyber Friday

Please join us on Friday, August 18, 2023 for Super Cyber Friday.

Our topic of discussion will be “Hacking Conferences: An hour of critical thinking about shaking up the old format of in-person events.”

Register for 8/18/23 Super Cyber Friday here.

We’re going to focus on smaller conferences with this discussion, not huge expos like Black Hat and RSA.

Joining me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series for this discussion will be:

In preparation for our discussion, think about the following:

  • What is the problem with the format of smaller security conferences?
  • What’s working?
  • What’s the value you get out of a conference?
  • How do you take advantage of that value after the conference?
  • What could conference producers be doing better before and after the conference?
  • What drives you to attend a conference?
  • Do you give feedback to event organizers? 
  • Can I scan your badge?

It all starts at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific. At the end of the hour [2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific] we’ll switch gears to our meetup where everyone will get a chance to chat face to face.


  • Best bad ideas get first responses in “Department of YES” or “Beat the Bad Idea”.
  • The BEST bad idea wins an award and a really awesome CISO Series jacket. Also, if you register early by the Tuesday (5pm PT) of that week’s video chat, you will be entered into a raffle where one lucky register will win a jacket (Winners must be US residents. Repeat winners get a $25 Amazon gift card).

Super Cyber Fridays are open discussions where all viewers and listeners are welcome to become participants. Before the scheduled event, connect your webcam and microphone (avoid Bluetooth). During the discussion, if you have a question or comment, let it be known in the chat room and our producer will do his best to get as many of you into the conversation. We look forward to you joining us.

David Spark is the founder of CISO Series where he produces and co-hosts many of the shows. Spark is a veteran tech journalist having appeared in dozens of media outlets for almost three decades.