Wilmington, NC: On June 5-8, travel industry partners in Wilmington and its island beaches will welcome the 24th edition of the flagship Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference. This year marks the first time that Wilmington has hosted this event.

Approximately 900 cybersecurity, digital forensics and eDiscovery industry professionals are expected to attend with events held at the Wilmington Convention Center. Attendees will stay at a variety of hotels including Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, Hotel Ballast Tapestry Collection by Hilton and the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn. 

“After 20+ years in Myrtle Beach, the move to Wilmington provides the opportunity for the event to continue to grow and expand both the comprehensive lineup of educational sessions and the expo floor, where innovative new products are showcased,” states Event Director, Jennifer Salvadori. “Our team, sponsors and industry partners are very much looking forward to hosting the largest attendance thus far for the Techno brand.”

This event provides a unique education experience that blends the digital forensics, cybersecurity and eDiscovery industries for collaboration between government and private sectors. With more than 120 Seminar Sessions, attendees will learn about new tools, the current state of the industry, trends, case studies and more. Industry-leading speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of topics that are current and relevant to the industry such as: Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Forensics, Dark Web, Data Breaches, Insider Threat, IOT, Mobile Forensics, OSINT, Ransomware and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to spend one-to-one time with some of the 70+ sponsors and exhibitors, discover new products and services and access numerous product demos for an in-depth look at the latest innovations in the industry. Evening events will allow additional time to interact and develop meaningful relationships with cybersecurity and digital forensics professionals.

This year’s keynote speaker, Joseph “Rich" Baich, Chief Information Security Officer and Director of the Office of Cyber Security - Central Intelligence Agency, will share how the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve; threats are emerging as result of geopolitical issues and technology advancements. The cyber security skilled workforce continues to struggle with more than 1,000,000 unfilled job openings. Future conflicts will require private industry to think about how their cyber defenders are trained and equipped to mitigate these emerging threats and potential scenarios. For additional event information, including the 4-day conference schedule, details on the 120+ educational sessions and to register, visit TechnoSecurity.us/east.

“We are excited to welcome the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Flagship East Coast Conference to Wilmington for the first time,” states John Sneed, vice president of sales and services for the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Wilmington has so much to offer our visitors, whether here for business or leisure, we look forward to the opportunity to spotlight some of the city’s best attributes and provide a memorable coastal Carolina experience.”

The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), d/b/a Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, markets and develops the county and its communities’ leisure and group travel experiences for economic growth and quality of place.


Note to Media: To arrange media interviews with conference organizers and to discuss best photo opportunities, please contact Jennifer Salvadori by email Jennifer.Salvadori@TechnoSecurity.com or phone 404-994-2919. 

Hannah Almeter
Communications/PR Specialist
Wilmington and Beaches CVB
910-341-4030 x126