Gina Yacone

Gina Yacone
Gina Yacone

Gina Yacone, CCSFP is a Cybersecurity Consultant with Agio’s Raleigh, NC, office, where she specializes in HIPAA and HITRUST. Gina is an information security strategist and speaker with a unique technical vision and business acumen. She is responsible for educating organizations about the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape and helping them build a dynamic cybersecurity program. She loves focusing on the unique challenges today’s organizations face.

Prior to her work in information security, Gina was a licensed private investigator for Barry A. Cohen, P.A., in Tampa, FL. While there, she specialized in high-profile, complex litigation. Gina holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Miami in Miami, FL.

Gina is a Rotarian and an active member in the local NC chapters of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), InfraGard, DC919, OakCity Locksports and North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA), and she regularly participates in Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) and Tweens & Technology. Gina sits on the conference board for BsidesRDU as well as the Information Services Advisory Board.

Topic: The Paradox of Infosec and the Dropping of a Socket


On Sept. 19, 1980, near the small town of Damascus, Arkansas, someone dropped a socket, and it caused a breach. In terms of breaches, it was nuclear! Paradoxical as it may seem, the story of the 1980’s Damascus Titan II explosion showcases how a simple error parallels that of a “nuclear” breach of your company’s security infrastructure. Was the nuclear threat in 1980 preventable? Is a breach of your security environment preventable? Let’s deconstruct those questions and come up with a reasonable answer.

Lesson Goals:
-Thought Leadership
-Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, Tabletop Exercises & Business Continuity Planning