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    2021 key note speaker Scott Howitt.

Nebraska Cyber Security Conference

  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2021
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.

    In-Person at Southeast Community College, 8800 O St., Lincoln, NE

    Early Bird Registration (on or before Sept. 26): $99
    Regular Rate (after Sept. 26): $119
    Student Registration: $79

    Virtual through Zoom: $65

    Clicking on the Register Now button will take you away from the Southeast Community College website and to a secure third-party site for registration.

    In today’s world, we rely on technology and the Internet for a variety of transactions, communication and information – at home, in school and at the workplace. While we are familiar with the myriad of conveniences provided through Internet use, it is difficult to stay abreast of all the changes and the potential risks presented by the Internet. We are all “virtual neighbors” in cyberspace, and what we do, or don’t do, can affect many others.

    The Nebraska Cyber Security Conference will assist in raising our awareness of cyber security and help in protecting all of us in cyberspace. If we do our part individually, we can have a tremendous positive impact collectively on our state’s cyber security.

    This will be valuable time learning from skilled industry experts. The day will be filled with a variety of breakout sessions that will encompass different areas of information security and technology.

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    State of Nebraska OCIO

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    scott howittScott Howitt
    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) McAfee

    Scott Howitt is responsible for McAfee’s corporate systems, leading the Information Security and IT organizations, and for driving the company’s cloud transformation. Alignment of technology to company strategy, partnerships with product and sales teams to ignite innovation, and positive customer experiences are guiding principles on which Scott and his teams focus.

    Scott joined McAfee from MGM Resorts International, where he served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and CIO while leading the information security and privacy program for all 27 resorts worldwide. Prior to MGM Resorts, his leadership journey included executive roles at JCPenney, Alliance Data, and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). He was also a Commissioner on Nevada’s DHS Cyber Security Commission and was a founding member and served on the Board of the Retail and Hospitality ISAC.

    Scott earned his B.A. in Physics from the University of Texas and attained his CISSP in 2005. In his free time, Scott is a voracious reader and avid hiker, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.

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    "The speakers were able to relate the topics to things I work on daily and provided some great resources I wasn't already using."

    "The breakouts this year were fantastic!"

    "The value of the conference is great - local, affordable, and full of relevant content."

    "Excellent conference, this is the second time I have attended."

    "I liked the push and pull between the morning speaker and the lunch speaker. It was a nice experience to see info presented from both sides of the fence so to speak."

    "Great to see so many in the state finally concerned with security."

    "I greatly appreciated the ability to keep up on the latest trends in Cyber Security as well as the networking with peers."

    "The variety of topics covered by presenters was astounding. You could get as technical or non-technical as you liked, and still received relevant security content."

    "There were many new things to learn about."

    "Another great conference."

  • State of Nebraska OCIO


    SCC Continuing Education

    Patrick Wright
    State of Nebraska Office of the CIO

    Lora Ives
    Southeast Community College
    800-828-0072, ext. 2714