CISA at SXSW 2020


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) leads the effort to enhance the security, resiliency, and reliability of the Nation's cybersecurity and communications infrastructure. We’ll be joining industry leaders and innovators at South by Southwest along with more than 30,000 other attendees March 13-22 in Austin, Texas.

If you’re attending SXSW 2020, catch CISA leaders—including CISA Director Chris Krebs—speaking at sessions throughout the city.

Keynote Speech

CISA Director Chris Krebs is delivering a keynote speech about the unique challenges and opportunities of Fifth Generation technology at SXSW on March 17 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Join us as he discusses how CISA is leading the national effort to promote a risk-based security framework for all elements of 5G networks. Get more information about this session.

CISA Panel Discussions

CISA Deputy Director Matthew Travis is speaking on various panels throughout the conference. He is also making remarks on March 13 before the United States Conference of Mayors at 8:45 am and during the Securing Communities and Small Businesses panel at 3:30 pm. Topics include: emerging cybersecurity trends, election security, and cyber essentials for communities and small businesses.   

CISA-USCM Exercise 

The US Conference of Mayors has partnered with CISA and The Institute for the Future to create an immersive simulation exercise for Mayors and senior staff attending their track at SXSW. The simulation will engage participants in a scenario depicting cyber incidents targeting city systems on Election Day.

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