2023 Indian Gaming Association Trade Show & Convention    

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Date: March 27–30, 2023

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Location: San Diego, CA

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Venue: San Diego Convention Center


Join us for the Indian Gaming Association Trade Show & Convention at the San Diego Convention Center. 

The largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in the country, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is the meeting place where the community gathers to learn, network, and exchange industry-specific ideas and also a cultural celebration of success, strength, and self-reliance. 

Melissa Aarskaug, VP of Global Gaming, will be moderating the cybersecurity panel: What To Do When Your Tribal Gaming & Enterprise Gets Hacked. Read more about the session below.

You can register here or visit the event website to learn more.

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Melissa Aarskaug, Vice President, Global Gaming 

Melissa brings over 10+ years of cybersecurity experience working in sales. Her outgoing personality and persistent hard work have helped her solidify trusting relationships with many clients including Gaming Operators, Suppliers, Regulators, Tribal Gaming & Enterprises, State Entities, Associations, etc.

Melissa is committed to maximizing her clients’ ROI through deep understanding the client’s challenges and identifying the right pathway to help organizations stay secured and compliant.

She is also very passionate about mentoring women pursuing opportunities in STEM; helping to bridge the gaps in diversity, equity, and inclusion for women in technology. 



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Tiger Taylor, Account Executive

With nearly 20 years of experience, Tiger Taylor earned his stripes as a Field Service Technician, but progressed within the industry in management and Account Executive roles in both Corporate and Tribal Gaming.

Treasuring the individuals he has connected with in the industry over the years and preserving superior service that cultivates relationships is what motivates Tiger to accomplish his goals.

As a member of the Cherokee Nation, Tiger comprehends challenges and recognizes opportunities within tribal properties 




Don't Miss the Panel Session: What to Do When Your Tribal Gaming & Enterprise Gets Hacked

DATE: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 4 PM-5 PM PDT
MODERATOR: Melissa Aarskaug, VP of Global Gaming
SPEAKER: John English, Chairman, WEBE Worldwide; John Kenefick, CIO - VP, Pechanga Resort & Casino
In the last four months of 2022, the FBI cited a 144% increase in ransomware attacks and warned Tribes to remain on high alert for threats. Hackers are getting wiser, and it only takes one successful attempt to bring your Tribal gaming & enterprise to a standstill. What happens if a hacker gains access to one of your unsecured devices or apps, or convinces one of your employees to download malicious links or attachments via email? If your Tribal data and assets become compromised, understanding your next steps are critical to reducing your overall impact and reputational damage. In today’s session, you’ll learn actionable steps to take to prepare yourself if your Tribes fall victim to an attack, and how to prevent this in the future to mitigate risk.        


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