Alabama Cyber Now Conference 2016


Date / Time: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Regions Field
1401 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233

Event URL: Alabama Cyber Now Conference

Registration is now open for the PREMIER cyber conference in Alabama.

TechBirmingham, The Central Alabama Information Systems Security Association (CAISSA), InfraGard Birmingham Member Alliance, and Tech Alabama would like to invite you to the largest one day cyber conference in region on April 5, 2016, at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama.

This event will include a broad range of technical and management speakers focused on today’s key cyber security issues.

Speakers at the conference will include Brian Krebs, investigative reporter and author of the popular blog Krebs on Security, sponsored by PhishMe, and Josh Goldfarb, Chief Technology Officer at FireEye . The conference is geared for not only technical experts and network/system administrators but also managers and C-suite executives.  In addition to presentations, there will be a vendor section, with over 30 vendors expected to participate.

Who Should Attend?
Cyber security is everyone’s business in today’s fast paced IT-­based society. This conference is geared for not only technical experts and network/system administrators, but also managers and senior C-­level executives. Our slate of training, concurrent presentations, and exhibitor demonstrations will address issues critical to supporting cyber security at all levels in our increasingly interconnected world.

Registration Fee: $79 per attendee (includes breakfast and lunch)

Registration is open NOW through Eventbrite*.
*Members of the InfraGard Birmingham Member Alliance receive $30 off their ticket through this link.

Why Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

  • The Alabama Cyber NOW Conference is the first of its kind in the Birmingham region
  • Direct access to over 200 potential customers and business partners
  • Brand awareness for company’s name in the region
  • Opportunity to introduce your products and services to finance, health care, education, military, and government professionals, all in one conference!

Sponsorship Opportunities: AlabamaCyberNowConference_SponsorshipOpportunities.pdf

Need more information?
Contact us today for detailed information or for additional information on sponsorship or exhibiting. Please email


February 9: A Glimpse Inside the Insider Threat

Topic:  A Glimpse Inside the Insider Threat

Update from a thirty year Intelligence Community veteran social & behavioral scientist’s research on better detecting, assessing, defending and defeating the insidious threat posed to all organizations from one of its closest and most trusted insiders.

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Presenter:  John Grimes, JD

1 March 2015 marked the first day in over thirty years that John Grimes was no longer in the exclusive employ of any state or federal governmental agency when he launched Cyber.Kinetic.Weaponry, a subsidiary of Grimes Professional Corporation.

From 1 May 2012 until then John served the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research as its first Director of Intelligence Analytics. He had only returned to campus the previous February after serving for 18 months as the Senior Intelligence Officer (Forward) with the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) and the University of Virginia, in both Afghanistan and Charlottesville, VA. While forward deployed and based in Kabul, AFG John directed 180 NGIC intelligence agents and analysts for all of calendar 2011 across NGIC’s science and technology programs of record including Counterinsurgency Targeting, Biometrics, Domain (i.e., document, cell phone, pocket litter, etc.) Exploitation, Weapons Technical Intelligence and Anti-Armor Analysis providing direct support to ISAF & INTERPOL.

Prior to this deployment, John also deployed as the Senior Intelligence Officer in the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2002-2003 where he directed the intelligence operations for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (all Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Air Force SOF and Marine Corps Reconnaissance personnel). During his thirty years in uniform as a member of all three components of the US Army, he also served as a member of the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) instructing courses in Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Criminal Investigation where he also coached the UAB Mock Trial Team (Nat. Champion 2006) between deployments.

Colonel Grimes is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Sniper/Ranger, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Defense Against Methods of Entry (DAME), Special Security Officer, and Psychological Operations Officer schools. He is a graduate of the Command and General’s Staff College (Commandant’s List) and is an Advanced Course graduate and branch qualified in Infantry, Military Intelligence, Civil Affairs, and Judge Advocate. His awards and decorations include the NATO Badge, Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Excellence in Competition Bronze Medal, Pistol. COL Grimes is also rated as a by the FAA as a Commercial Pilot in both Single & Multi-Engine Fixed Wing and Helicopter, with Instrument Rating.

John’s Blazer Roots run deep being a native of Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated from Ramsay High School in 1972, the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1976 and Cumberland School of Law in 1981.

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Lunch Details

  • Lunch (Charhouse) provided by Brasfield & Gorrie (if you RSVP by Feb 5th)
  • RSVP after Feb 5, feel free to bring your own lunch


Location / Building?

  • Brasfield & Gorrie – Main Building – Multi-purpose Room
  • Seating is limited… so please sign-up early.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.

Can I bring my own lunch?

  • Absolutely!