Georgia Regents University (GRU) Cyber Education Summit
Event Begins and Ends Posted 01 Oct 2015 6:03 AM

Georgia Regents University (GRU) Cyber Education Summit

In a world where we are increasingly dependent on technology and almost all information is transmitted over the internet by use of technology, why should be we concerned? Where are current threats and how can we prepare to protect our R&D pertaining to drug development and clinical trials? What other threats should the healthcare community be aware of with regard to medical device and equipment vulnerabilities? This discussion will explore existing and future threats and the possible need to cross reference cybersecurity training and expertise in the healthcare education realm.

Moderator:  Matthew J. Eggers, Senior Director, National Security and Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Young Bang, VP, Civil Health Business, Booz Allen Hamilton; recognized expert in technology strategy, architecture and design, systems development and health information technology.
    Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA, Director Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures (EMCM), Office of the Center Director, Center for Devices & Radiological Health, US Food and Drug Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services
    Michael McNeil, Global Product Security, Philips Healthcare (confirmed)

A noted privacy and security expert, Michael C. McNeil leads the Global Product Security and Services organization at Philips Healthcare. In this capacity, McNeil leads the global product security and data protection program for the company. He is also a member of the Visual Privacy Advisory Council (VPAC) , Medical Device Privacy Consortium (MDPC), Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Services Consortium (MDISS) and a frequent speaker at privacy and security conferences around the world.
What are the education and skill set needs for the public and private sectors? What are current and future challenges for hiring and where are the biggest gaps in the workforce?  How can Georgia serve as a model for the rest of the country as we work to increase the cyber workforce?  What is the economic impact of educating and keeping more cybersecurity experts in Georgia? How does Georgia stay competitive nationally and what forms of economic development might we see as a result of embracing the cyber mission? The panelists will discuss workforce deficits, skill set needs, economic impact, and how we can help.

Moderator:Dr. Gretchen Caughman, Provost, GRU

    Rodney J. Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD
    COL Donald Bray, Commander, Army Cyber Protection Brigade, Ft. Gordon, Augusta, GA
    Mark Lytle, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
    Mike Cameron, Vice President, Integrated Systems Group at Leidos, Inc., Baltimore, MD

As cyber- attacks become more prevalent and damaging, everything from Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hack to attacks against the Department of Defense network, training our cyber warriors, both military and civilian, to protect against our enemies’ cyber threats is paramount. While the Pentagon’s cyber security requirements will be one of the driving forces in new training programs and tools, the private sector and our higher education institutions must continually innovate to keep their instruction relevant. The panelists will provide insight into the new techniques and threats on the horizon and the cyber defense skills and ethics that will likely be required of the next generation of cyber security professionals

Moderator: Joanne Sexton, Cyber Institute Director, GRU

    Dr. Len Reinsfelder, Director, Education and Training, NSA, Ft Meade, MD
    LTC Michael Nowatkowski, Army Cyber Institute at West Point, Cyber Center of Excellence Forward Support Element, Augusta, GA
    Dr. Blair Taylor, Professor, Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University, Baltimore, MD
    Dr. Mustaque Ahamed, Professor, Georgia Tech College of Computing, Atlanta, GA
    Kyle Cronin, Assistant Professor, Dakota State University, Madison, SD

This panel will offer a profile of unique partnerships from around the country that have embraced and advanced the cyber mission. How can we learn from their successes and what form does partnership take in Augusta and in Georgia? Panelists will discuss how different partnerships help recruit, train, retrain, and assist in building the cyber workforce.

Moderator: Dr. Karla Leeper, GRU, Executive Vice President for Strategic Communication and Chief Marketing Officer

    Girish Seshagiri, Vice President, Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. VA, created apprenticeship program in Peoria, IL partnered with local companies and students in 2 year programs; could be modeled to 4 year programs
    Dr. Tony Coulson, Director Cyber Security Center, California State University, San Bernardino; Partnered with NSA, Girl Scouts, and local community to recruit girls from targeted communities to GenCyber camps from specific communities
    Mr. Daniel Stein, DHS, Program Lead, National Cybersecurity Training and Education Program; will discuss veterans programs that DHS promotes/partners with and Cyber Scholarship for Service program
    Mr. David Brown, Director of CyberTalent at the SANS Institute, a new business unit focused on developing programs and tools to identify, assess, train, and manage cybersecurity human capital, will discuss VETS Success program

How can Augusta serve as a model for the rest of Georgia as we work to embrace, support, and advance the cyber mission? Where are existing strengths and what progress have we made here in Georgia? What are current and future challenges? What is the best way for government, industry, and academia to work together in a coordinated fashion to grow our community and economy? How can we learn from other communities who are ahead of us?

Moderator: Deke Copenhaver, Former Mayor of Augusta

    Mark Baggett, President of Augusta Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and SANS instructor
    Tom Sadowski, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
    Todd Boudreau, Deputy Commandant, US Army Cyber School Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon
    Tom Patterson, VP/GM Global Security, Unisys Corp