Cyber Essentialism and Q&A w/ Ben Johnson



We are excited to have Ben Johnson grace us once again on the EvolveSec stage to discuss Cyber Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Ben is a trusted Advisor of Evolve Security, the Co-Founder of Carbon Black, and just recently, an Executive in Resident at 10-11 Ventures where he will be "Working on the Next Big Thing in Cyber Security." Ben will be leaving Chicago and moving to California at the end of the month so don't miss the chance to hear him talk!

Food and Drinks will be provided thanks to our Sponsors TekSystems!

About Ben Johnson (

Ben Johnson is co-founder and chief security strategist for Carbon Black. As original CTO, he led efforts to create the powerful capabilities that helped define the next-generation endpoint security space. Currently Mr. Johnson spends a lot of his time evangelizing and strategizing with partners, prospects, and the media. Prior to Carbon Black, Mr. Johnson was a NSA computer scientist and later worked as a cyber engineer in an advanced intrusion operations division for the intelligence community. In addition to his day job, Ben teaches an Entrepreneurship in Technology course at the University of Chicago.

Evolve Security Academy (

Evolve is a cyber security bootcamp that provides students with hands-on training from highly experienced industry professionals. Evolve partners with not-for-profits, performing security assessment work throughout the curriculum, giving each student the real project work experience and concrete practical skills that are needed to land or advance a career. Evolve’s primary focus is on creating top-tier cyber security talent and placing them into high-paying jobs through professional staffing and direct hire services.

TEKsystems (

TEKsystems is a $3.8 billion IT services company, known for excellence in the industry. We provide the best talent in the country by hand picking the best and brightest and placing them at our client sites. We have deployed over 2,000 Information Security consultants in the past two years. We currently have over 500 active CISSP certified consultants and 400 recruiters certified to identify top talent. We also stay informed on market trends by partnering with companies such as SailPoint, Curion, RSA, Oracle and many more.