The Conference for Cyber Security & DFIR Professionals

Orlando, August 30 - September 2, 2015

Bringing together experts from all over the world to share their latest research and techniques
related to cybersecurity, Incident Response and Computer Forensics.


Keynote Presenters

We are pleased to announce three fantastic keynotes for the 2015 HTCIA International Conference & Training Expo.
They will provide their views on the current state of cyber security, the importance of partnerships, team building and never quit attitude.
Brandon Webb Former US Navy SEAL and author of “The Red Circle”
Brandon Webb is an American writer and digital media entrepreneur.  He was born in British Columbia Canada, where he spent his early childhood, and later moved to America.
At nineteen Brandon joined the US Navy where he first served as a Helicopter Aircrew Search & Rescue (SAR) swimmer, and later as a US Navy SEAL.
Robert J. Shaker II Incident Response Services, Cyber Security Group, Symantec
Bob Shaker is one of Symantec’s leaders for the Cyber Security Group’s Global Incident Response Services at Symantec. Bob spends his days working with our teams on ways to protect our customers and prepare for the future. Growing dynamic teams of people and helping to eliminate obstacles in the way of success are his primary goals. Great people, without obstacles, open the door to true innovation. Doing this Bob is able to he
Howard Schmidt Former Cyber Advisor to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush; former CISO and CSO at Microsoft; former CISO at eBay
Howard Schmidt serves as a partner in the strategic advisory firm, Ridge-Schmidt Cyber, an executive services firm that helps leaders in business and government navigate the increasing demands of cybersecurity. He serves in this position with Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  He also serves as executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode).

News & Media

Please see below for up-to-date news regarding the 2015 conference, speaker and sponsor announcements as well as news on activities during the conference.
May, 05

Enjoy a day on the greens at the 2015 Red Circle Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the Charity Golf Tournament will go to Red Circle Foundation. Network with your peers over a round of golf at the beautiful Shingle Creek Golf Course. This golf tournament is the perfect way to spend some time outdoors […]

Apr, 28

Thanks to the generosity of our 2015 sponsors, we will be providing a number of free software titles to all attendees. SiQuest will be providing a 6 month license to their Internet Examiner Toolkit (IXTK) including all updates as well as their FaceDNA biometric facial recognition software. They will also be offering a renewal to […]

Mar, 31

Our training agenda for the 2015 HTCIA International Conference & Training Expo is almost complete.  We have made it available for attendees so that they can start to plan what sessions they would like to take. Please noted, the agenda is subject to change. To view the agenda visit –