2021 N.C. Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium

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Time Session Title Speaker
10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Welcome from Gov. Roy Cooper

Opening Remarks

Rob Main
State Chief Risk Officer
N.C. Department of Information Technology

10:15 to 11 a.m. Emerging Cybersecurity Threats Lt. Col. Seth A. Barun
Cyber/Mission Command Branch Chief
N.C. National Guard
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Keynote: Be Cyber Smart: Turn Awareness Into Action

General (Ret.) Keith Alexander
Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
IronNet Inc. 

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  State of North Carolina Threat Intelligence Briefing

Nina Padavil
Strategic Threat Advisor for State & Local Entities

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  Cybercrime - The Threat is Real! 

Kathleen Gardner
Vice President, Customer Relations

Andrew Guay
Senior Enterprise Customer Success Manager

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Providing Zero Trust Architecture in a Hybrid Work World 

Christopher Reed
Global Director, End User Computing Technical Strategist

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Falcon Encounter Game from CrowdStrike CrowdStrike
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Surviving Ransomware by Leveraging Cloud Services

James Perry
Security Single Threaded Leader
Amazon Web Services

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Building Blocks of Cyber Hygiene

Tev Sanders
Technical Solutions Engineer

3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Being Cyber Smart for Continuity of Government

Debora Chance
IT Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Specialist
N.C. Department of Information Technology 

Time Session Title Speaker
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Catching Ransomware Before the Demand

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Brett T. Williams 
IronNet Inc. 

10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. Ransomware Prevention Is a Team Effort

Chris Poulin 
Deputy Chief Technology Officer 

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Information & Process Security Within Public Safety Communications Networks

Greg Hauser 
Statewide Interoperability Coordinator and Communications Branch Manager 
N.C. Division of Emergency Management 

11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.   Building a Resilient Cybersecurity Program

Laura Rodgers
Cybersecurity Compliance Professional
North Carolina Military Business Center

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Boss of the SOC (BOTS) Workshop Matt Portnoy
Sales Staff Engineer
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Guide to Identifying and Managing Your Third- & Fourth-Party Risk

Valence Howden
Principal Research Director, Research - CIO
Info-Tech Research Group

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Implementing Microsoft Zero Trust Solutions to Protect Users, Data & Applications 

Tony Lanzafame
Security & Compliance Solutions Specialist

Ken Rucci
Senior Technology Solutions Professional 

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. UNCW's Cybersecurity Work Force Development in Southeast North Carolina 

Ulku Yaylacicegi Clark 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Center for Cyber Defense Education

Geoff Stoker
Assistant Professor
Congdon School
University of North Carolina Wilmington 

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A Two-Step Process to Disrupt Attack Paths & Prevent Ransomware

Chris Jensen 
Public Sector Business Development 

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Leveraging CISA's Assessment Services to Improve Cybersecurity Posture Dom J. Rivera  
Cybersecurity Advisor 
U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency