Agenda

Instructor Training Sessions (Additional Charge to Attend)



  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Cybersecurity Trends: A Report

    Presenter: John Dvorak, Chief Information Officer, Salient Inc, formerly of the FBI

    In this session, John Dvorak will provide insights into how attackers have morphed their strategies. He will discuss the motivations of today's hackers, as well as their new practices in gathering and selling information. Mr. Dvorak has decades of experience in the cybersecurity field, including over six years as an IT executive in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    John Dvorak

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    IT Industry Trends

  • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

    Cybersecurity and the Corporate Workforce

    Panelists:

    • Clarence Chase, US Identity Access Management Leader, Deloitte
    • Kenneth GonzalezPenetration Tester Consultant, IBM X-Force Red
    • John Kerr, Vice President Commercial CyberSecurity Solutions, Federal Data Systems

    Today's corporations are creating sophisticated IT solutions at a rapid pace. They're managing risk more effectively than ever before. Join us to learn from a panel of corporate leaders about their current projects and initiatives, as well as the challenges they face. We'll discuss critical job roles, as well as the skills that today's employees need to have. If you're interested in getting a snapshot of the critical skills companies need today, and a look into how companies are protecting themselves and their clients, then we're looking forward to having you join us.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Clarence Chase

    Speaker

    John Kerr

    Speaker

    Kenneth Gonzalez

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    The Emerging Technology "Hat Trick": Blockchain, 5G and networking, and a fundamental shift in cybersecurity thinking

    Presenters:

    Dr. James Stanger, CompTIA's Technology Evangelist, will discuss key findings from his travels around the world. First James will discuss the current state of the blockchain with CompTIA's Stephen Schneiter. In addition to discussing practical blockchain implementations, they will re-create the smart contract demonstration they conducted at RSA 2018. Second, James will discuss the coming of 5G networking, as well as developments in cloud, IoT and edge networking. Finally, he'll discuss how cybersecurity professionals are steadily turning away from the age-old concept of the "defender's dilemma" to a relatively new approach, which is best described as the "hacker's dilemma."

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Stephen Schneiter

    Speaker

    James Stanger

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    IT Trends: Research findings from 2018 and into 2019

  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Let's Talk about Cyber Ranges

    Presenter: Dr. Joe Adams,

    Cyber ranges are popping up in many different places and being used for many different reasons. One of the challenges in using a cyber range is determining what it can do and how you can use it to achieve your specific objectives. Dr. Joe Adams, Director of the Michigan Cyber Range and Chairman of the NICE sub-working group on cyber ranges, will discuss the different aspects of cyber ranges and how they can be used to build individual and team skills in information technology and cyber security.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Joe Adams

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