At 26,000’ without a guide: Cybersecurity Today


Intrinium’s Stephen Heath is by now perhaps IEEE Spokane’s single most popular speaker.

Stephen will once again leverage his extensive experience — augmented by this year’s additional travel to combat cyber attacks across the USA — to address the dangerous landscape and current trends in the rapidly changing world of cyber security,  in his upcoming presentation at Luigi’s downtown.  This will be his 5th annual IEEE presentation on this exciting topic. Early registration is recommended.

At 26,000’ without a guide: Cybersecurity Today

It is a commonly held belief that the people who climb mountains are extreme risk takers when, in fact, they are the world's best risk managers. They meticulously evaluate the risks that they take with every step and try to ensure that despite the inherent danger, they are as safe as possible within a dangerous situation. While we may never climb a mountain like Annapurna or Everest, we are still trying to safely navigate our business goals without the proper understanding of the cybersecurity risks. Worse yet, there are many commonly held beliefs about information security that cloud our judgement every day and lead to us making the wrong decisions that put ourselves in greater danger of a disaster. In this lively conversation, Stephen Heath with fearlessly challenge five myths about cybersecurity and, using mountaineering as a backdrop, explain how everyone can be empowered to manage risk effectively and safely navigate cybersecurity in today's world.

Have you considered becoming an IEEE member but hesitate because you are not sure of the benefits of membership?  You will be surprised by all the benefits!  Feel free to contact anyone on IEEE Spokane’s ExCom Officers for more information or check out this site: IEEE Membership Benefits. Whether you are looking to continue with research, meet others with same interests, advance your career, volunteer with a great group of people, or network, joining the world’s largest technical professional organization will not disappoint you!  Many businesses have found that membership with IEEE is so valuable for their employee(s), they have covered the annual cost of membership!


  Date and Time




  • Luigi's Downtown Spokane
  • Spokane Wa, Washington
  • United States
  • Room Number: Conference Room
  • Starts 21 January 2019 03:59 PM
  • Ends 21 February 2019 12:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • 2 spaces left!
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


5:30 event starts

6:00 Dinner orders taken

6:15 Speaker begins