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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5:30pm— 8:30pm
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Wells Fargo Center, 1700 Club
1700 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
United States
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Join us for a multi-faceted discussion on cyberattacks and the cybersecurity industry with presentations and demonstrations from some of the top cybersecurity professionals in Colorado. It will be an educational and interesting night. Register today!

  • What is the darknet? Why should I care?
  • How do cyberattacks work? Can you walk through a recent example?
  • What are enterprises and governments doing to protect information?
  • What can I do as an employee or executive to protect my company?
  • How big is the market for cyber security services?
  • What role is Colorado playing in this industry?
  • How can I protect myself?

We welcome all local cybersecurity industry participants to the event as Denver Business Series guests.


Jason Hayes

Mr. Hayes is a Principal at Point B consulting. (Full bio forthcoming.)



Edward Rios

Mr. Rios is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with 26 years of active duty experience in Special Technical Operations (STO), space operations, intelligence operations, special mission sea duty, and flight operations with three combat deployments.  He is a former DoD Joint Specialty Officer (JSO) with previous assignments including the Office of the Secretary of Defense; U.S. European Command; and U.S. Embassy-Belgrade, Serbia.  

Mr. Rios’ formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Business, graduate work at George Washington University and Harvard University, and a Fellowship at MIT where he is a published author.  He holds a patent for High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) drone design to support both space and cyber operations.   

Mr. Rios is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC). In addition, he is a Director on three non-profit Boards.

Mark Turnage

Mr. Turnage is the CEO of OWL Cybersecurity. Prior to that he was CEO and Vice Chairman of OpSec Security Group, a global provider of anti-counterfeiting technologies and online brand protection. While at OpSec, Mark oversaw nineteen acquisitions, the listing of the company on NASDAQ, the sale of the business and subsequent relisting on the London Stock Exchange, and then the subsequent sale of the business to a private equity group.

Before his operating roles, Mark was a consultant with McKinsey and Co., and a practicing attorney with Davis, Graham and Stubbs. Mark is a graduate of Yale Law School, Oxford University, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, and is a private investor in technology, software, and manufacturing startup companies. He is also a Senior Adviser to the Colorado Impact Fund and a Technology Adviser to the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. Mark speaks Spanish and Arabic, is married with four children, and lives in Denver, Colorado.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served


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Wells Fargo Center, 1700 Club

1700 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203, United States,
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