Carrie VanBuskirk, W2 CommunicationsBy Carrie VanBuskirk

CYBERTACOS Makes Its Way to the “Golden City”

CYBERTACOS had a successful "debut" in the Golden City, with more than 200 cybersecurity and media professionals attending the event during RSA in San Francisco.

CYBERTACOS had a successful “debut” in the Golden City, with more than 200 cybersecurity and media professionals attending the event during RSA in San Francisco.

On the first night of RSA week, more than 200 cybersecurity and media professionals gathered in San Francisco for CYBERTACOSTM, an event founded by W2 Communications and co-hosted with LaunchTech Communications.

Held at TRES SF, CYBERTACOS welcomed attendees to the City by The Bay with a media panel, networking and, of course, plenty of tacos! This was the second “Meet the Press” panel for the event, with the following influential national security reporters taking part:

  • Joe Uchill, Axios
  • Laura Hautala, CNET
  • Greg Otto, CyberScoop
  • Fahmida Rashid, Decipher
  • Salvador Rodriguez, Reuters
  • John Furrier, SiliconANGLE, theCUBE
  • Paul Roberts, The Security Ledger

Panel members shared best practices about how to communicate with media, trends they like to cover and the topics they seek out during RSA. The crowd enjoyed a night of networking with their peers, along with bottomless tacos and chips. Attendees continued to roll in to check out the scene, even within the last hour of the event.

Last night’s CYBERTACOS was sponsored by Alert Logic, Cushman & Wakefield, The CyberWire, King & UnionLogzilla, NS8NSS Labs, Silent Circle, SINET and, of course, W2 Communications and LaunchTech. Interested in sponsoring a future CYBERTACOS? Email

To learn more about CYBERTACOS, visit or visit us on Twitter at @CYBERTACOS_.

W2 Communications launched CYBERTACOS as a traditional networking event for local members of the cybersecurity community, with three events taking place in the Washington, D.C., metro area this past year alone. The CYBERTACOS team is already planning upcoming dates in New York, Las Vegas and other major cities, so stay tuned and follow CYBERTACOS for information about upcoming events, and be sure to let us know where you would like to see CYBERTACOS next!

At W2 Communications, we’re constantly working on strengthening our relationships with influencers in the technology industry through efforts like these. If you’re interested in learning how W2 Communications can assist you with your market strategy, then please contact us.

Carrie VanBuskirk, W2 Communications

Carrie VanBuskirk,

Since joining W2 Communications as an Account Coordinator in December 2015, Carrie has overseen results-generating media relations, managed social media, coordinated events and played a key role in the development of successful PR campaigns. Carrie now serves as an Account Manager and has worked with technology organizations of all sizes and industries. Prior to joining W2 Communications, Carrie graduated from Lynchburg College with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies with an emphasis in public relations.

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