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Cyberseer Dinner With John McClurg, Former Dell CISO & Advisor To The FBI Discussing “Not If But When” – Leveraging AI To Jettison This & Other Security Mantras Of The Past. How AI Will Liberate Security Of The Future.

Cyberseer Dinner with John McClurg, former Dell CISO & advisor to the FBI Discussing “Not If But When” – Leveraging AI to jettison this & other security mantras of the past. How AI will liberate security of the future.

Cyber Security Round Table with Cylance’s John McClurg, VP Office of Security & Trust (former CISO of Dell). John also has an extensive background with the CIA and advising FBI on investigations.


Date:                      Wednesday 25th April 2018

Time:                     17:00pm –21:00pm

Venue:                  Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, 56 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA

Nearest Tubes:     Holborn

Our economy has shifted to a highly digital and globally connected stage. With these advancements, new challenges have come into play along with new tools to overcome these challenges. This event will focus on what to expect for the future of security and how to become increasingly proactive.


The security industry has profited quite nicely historically from the insecurity of the world and this reactive paradigm.  For decades we in the security profession, have relied on the best technology we had at the time to deflect the onslaught of what we faced daily in the way of malware and other attacks.  The effectiveness of that AV technology was always predicated on having the latest signatures on hand, which the adversaries could easily defeat with just the slightest modification of their last iteration. That signature-based paradigm required much in the way of downstream resources and expense and usually at least one “sacrificial lamb” upon which to let each new instance of threat sink its teeth.

On a good day, the capture and deflection rates rarely rose above 50%, requiring that we labour assiduously to manage leaderships’ expectations.

We finally got leadership to understand and accept what became almost a mantra in the industry: “It’s not if but when”–as galling professionally as that admission was to make.  However, just as predicted 50 years ago by Thomas Kuhn in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, we’re seeing the dawn of a new day where AI’s machine learning and advanced mathematical algorithms now offer validated deflection rates, pre-execution, in the realm of 99%.

Register to attend the April Dinner Club and join Cyberseer and John McClurg, Cylance’s VP Office of Security & Trust (formerly CISO of Dell). This exclusive dinner during where we will explore our generation’s journey toward this emerging new paradigm,  its challenges, and what it portends for the future.


Places are limited – please register to avoid disappointment. All places will be confirmed by the Cyberseer team before arrival.


This briefing is suited to C-level executives, including CIO’s, CISO’s, Heads of Information Security, Security Operation Managers, Security Architects and Cyber Security Managers interested in reviewing AI and machine learning for enterprise security endpoint detection and response.

The roundtable is based on establishing a level of trust and confidentiality under the Chatham House Rules.

Cyberseer is skilled in advanced threat detection and provides managed detection and response services to FTSE 100 companies. Our Analysts, in conjunction with machine learning tool sets, discover and investigate malicious internal and external cyber-attacks.

Cylance is revolutionising cyber security with AI-based solutions that predict and prevent the execution of advanced threats and malware at the endpoint. Cylance is the best next-generation antivirus out there that leverages machine learning and delivers rapid resolution and incident response where traditional anti-virus vendors have failed.

Microsoft calls Cylance “the only next-generation endpoint technology” and SC Magazine has said, “it’s the best endpoint product available with zero negatives.”

With Cylance, you can:

Gain full endpoint visibility with AI-powered malware prevention.
Detect modern threats that elude your anti-virus.
Take immediate action quarantining or isolating compromised endpoints on your network.

John McClurg serves as Cylance’s VP Office of Security & Trust, where he is responsible for building Security and Trust programs & operational excellence efforts. Engages the industry around the globe on the risk challenges today and how Cylance uniquely mitigates them with the application of machine learning with CylancePROTECT®. Champions a move from a historically reactive security posture to one focused on proactively predicting and mitigating future risks.

He comes to Cylance from Dell where he served as its CSO, advancing responsibilities that included the strategic focus and tactical operations of Dell’s internal global security services, both physical and cyber.  He was also charged with the advocacy of business resilience and security prowess generally, the seamless integration of Dell’s various security offerings, and with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of security initiatives, including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

Before joining Dell, McClurg served as the Vice President of Global Security at Honeywell International; Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories; and in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as a twice-decorated member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he held an assignment with the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a Branch Chief charged with establishing a Cyber-Counterintelligence program within the DOE’s newly created Office of Counterintelligence.  Prior to that, McClurg served as a Supervisory Special Agent within the FBI, assisting in the establishment of the FBI’s new Computer Investigations and Infrastructure Threat Assessment Center or what was later known as the National Infrastructure Protection Center within the Department of Homeland Security. McClurg also served, for a time, on assignment as a Deputy Branch Chief with the Central Intelligence Agency, helping to establish the new Counterespionage Group and was responsible for the management of complex counterespionage investigations.  He also served as a Special Agent for the FBI in the Los Angeles Field Office where he implemented plans to protect critical US technologies targeted for unlawful acquisition by foreign powers and served on one of the nation’s first Joint Terrorism Task Forces.

McClurg was recently voted one of America’s 25 most influential security professionals; holds a J.D. Degree from Brigham Young University; is a member of the Utah Bar Association; Co-chaired the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State; sits on the FBI’s Domestic Security (DSAC) & National Security Business Alliance Councils (NSBAC); and served as the founding Chairman of the International Security Foundation. He also holds an MA in Organizational Behavior, BS and BA degrees in University Studies and Philosophy from Brigham Young, and advanced doctoral studies in Philosophical Hermeneutics at UNC-Chapel Hill and UCLA.

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