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Cyber Strategy Retreat 2023

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Executive Strategy, Governance, and Leadership with a focus on cybersecurity!


 Join leaders in business, technology, cybersecurity, risk management, and privacy who are changing their organizations with the practical guidance and actionable insights showcased each year.


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Sessions at a glance...

July 19: Cybersecurity, Business, & the Board

The first day's sessions were dedicated to senior executives and board members who participated in a keynote presentation, executive-focused panel discussions, and sponsored round table discussions that explored the relationship between cybersecurity and the board.

July 20: Thriving in Business & Life

The second day included keynote presentations, panel discussions, and round table discussions in a format that allows participants to collaborate, and exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices about cybersecurity with business, technology, and security leaders across industries.

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Meet our 2023 Cyber Strategy Retreat keynote speakers!

From CEO's to CSO's to Life Coaches to Lawyers, the Cyber Strategy Retreat gathers experienced executives for meaningful sessions. Take a second and meet our 2023 CSR keynote speakers! 

Bronkar Lee

Bronkar Lee is the Co-Founder and Chief of Inspiration at The Good Stuff Network (alongside his wife, Cyndi Harvell). Their Spread the Good Stuff Podcast offers insightful stories, powerful conversations, and practical tools and techniques designed to help you show up as your best self in the world.

Bronkar’s unique background includes touring Europe as ringmaster to a world-renowned circus, appearing with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, starring in a Super Bowl commercial, and performing at Madison Square Gardens. You may have also seen him beatboxing with his son in a viral video that received over 200 Million views.

He has performed and presented at over 5,000 live events for companies like Google, Facebook, Youtube, Keller Williams, and Disney Cruise Lines. He is currently one-half of the entertaining keynote speaker duo, Bronkar and Aaron.

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📢Meet the other 2023 Speakers!

Meet the world-class entrepreneurs, cybersecurity professionals, academics, and mentors who shared their business & personal secrets to thriving in business & security


Cathryn Marshall, CEO - Virtual Wealth Inc.

Cathryn is a professional consultant, coach, and speaker who has hosted over 250 events. She has ten years of experience as a professional speaker at corporate events and conferences. She is also an Amazon best-selling author with expertise in social media, sales, executive coaching, and professional networking.

Anita Lynch, Board Member - NASDAQ U.S. Exchanges

Anita Lynch is dedicated to making life better and business more resilient through technology, operations and data. Her expertise includes implementing digital transformation, finding positive solutions that benefit all stakeholders to mitigate risk, and increasing shareholder value. She identifies smart investments that protect and leverage data to maximize profitability, and ultimately adds value to corporations at all stages.

Chris Yadon, Managing Director - Saprea

As Managing director of Saprea, Chris is constantly fighting to help victims of child sexual abuse. He empowers healing for individuals who were sexually abused as children or adolescents through retreats, support groups, and online resources. Educates and engages parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through community and online resources, driving awareness to motivate individuals to take action.



Tamika Bass, Cybersecurity Director - Gannet Fleming

Tamika is a highly qualified IT Security Analyst & Adjunct Professor with 15+ years experience specializing in business continuity, disaster recover, IT security, and knowledge transfer. She applies methods for assessing and mitigating risk, analyzing impacts, and managing incidents. IT security experience including security auditing, governance risk and compliance, ITGRC implementation and business continuity planning.

Karen Worstell, Senior Cyber Security Strategist – VM Ware

Karen's 30 years of cybersecurity experience spans technology innovation and development, engineering, standards, governance and control, operations, and consulting across a broad range of sectors and verticals in APJ, the US and EMEA. She specializes in technology/cyber leadership roles that are revenue enabling and in identifying innovative intersections between business goals and technology opportunities. Karen is an expert in designing control environments for technology risk and cyber risk that are sustainable, defensible, and effective. 

Dr. Calvin Nobles, Department Chair - Illinois Institute of Technology

A recognized practitioner in human factors engineering and cybersecurity operations with 25 years of increasing responsibilities in leading security operations, advising senior executives on cyber policies, and driving enterprise-level solutions. An innovative and strategic leader with a record of delivering cyber solutions that impact national efforts; noted for driving change to achieve cybersecurity objectives.



Raymond Hansen, Associate Dean - Wentworth Institute of Technology

Raymond serves in a leadership role supporting faculty, students, and programs in the School of Computing and Data Science at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. This School includes undergraduate programs in Cybersecurity, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computer Networking along with graduate programs in Applied Computer Science (with a concentration in AI/ML), Data Science, and Business Analytics.

Dr. Kelley Misata, Founder & CEO - Sightline Security

Experienced cyber and information security executive who drives measured results with 15+ years leading virtual global organizations and open-source communities. An engaging speaker, advocate, and "out of the box" researcher on topics related to information security, cybersecurity awareness programs, security for nonprofits and small-medium businesses, open-source security technologies, and communities, cyber stalking & harassment, and privacy. 

Klint Walker, Cyber Security Advisor - U.S. DHS

Klint has a passion for security and a customer focus unmatched by Information Assurance professionals in the industry. His knowledge and practical advice to network administrators and users has been a great asset to the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security.

Yes, I Want to Learn From These Incredible People

2023 Sessions

July 19: Cybersecurity, Business, & the Board 

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving cybersecurity landscape, the crucial role of the board in driving cybersecurity strategy, and best practices to align cybersecurity with business objectives.

July 20: Thriving in Business & Life 

Explore the intersection of cybersecurity and personal well-being in the fast-paced digital age. Leverage technology to enhance security, striking a balance between productivity and fostering a culture of resilience within organizations. 

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Past Retreats

Established in 2019, the Cyber Strategy Retreat has had many different cities call it home and many more world-class speakers grace its stage.


The 2019 Cyber Strategy Retreats were located in Cupertino, Atlanta, and Boston. These are the events that gave way for our now annual CSR, facilitating connections among over 300 people.


Held virtually for the first time, the two Cyber Strategy Retreats in 2020 featured a packed 3 and 2 day schedule respectively. These events allowed people to participate in the retreat from all over the world.


The 6th CSR featured more than 30 executive speakers and was the first to provide hybrid (online and in-person) attendance options. 

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The 7th CSR featured international, hybrid participation and an integrated conference app for attendees to communicate & collaborate outside of seating & sessions. 

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Enhance Your Leadership.

Elevate Your Security Strategy.

Enhance Your Governance