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Nebraska Cyber Security Conference (Virtual)

  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.


    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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    TimeEvent
    8 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    8:45 a.m.

    Break

    9 a.m.

    Evolving Threat Landscape and the State of Nebraska
    Patrick Wright, State of Nebraska

    Phishing, Carrots and Sticks: Building a Security Awareness Program with a Purpose
    Stacy Eldridge, Silicon Prairie Cyber Services

    9:45 a.m.

    Break

    11 a.m.

    Block Unwanted Traffic and Other Tips for Working Safer at Home
    Jose Bravo, IBM

    Cyber Security Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
    Donald Costello, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

    Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning
    AmyLynn Creaney, State of Nebraska

    11:45 a.m.

    Lunch
    Zoom breakout sessions with sponsors

    1 p.m.

    Keynote: The CIOs Guide to Cloud Security and the New Abnormal
    Scott Howitt, McAfee Enterprise

    2 p.m.

    Break

    2:15 p.m.

    The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Driving Cybersecurity Compliance for the Next Decade
    Jon O'Keefe, Logical Operations

    Cyber Security Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
    Geoff Jenista, Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security

    3:15 p.m.

    Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?
    Ben Bowman, Heartland Business Systems
    Brian Tisor, Arctic Wolf
    Daniel Klemz, Veeam

    State of Nebraska Panel
    Link will be sent separately to State employees

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

    Scott Howitt is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at McAfee Enterprise. He is responsible for the company’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.

    Cyber Threats and FBI Cyber Investigations
    Presenter: Jake Foiles, FBI

    His presentation will focus on cyber threats and FBI cyber investigations. Foiles topics include: Today’s Prolific Cyber Threats including Ransomware and BEC (business email compromise); Evidence Collection/Preservation; Prosecuting Cybercrime and Success Stories. Foiles has been featured in numerous articles and news reports about various email and cybersecurity scams in the state.
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Evolving Threat Landscape and the State of Nebraska
    Presenter: Patrick Wright, State of Nebraska

    This presentation will be about the ever-evolving threat landscape and how Nebraska is being impacted. What we can do to better protect ourselves through good Cyber Hygiene.
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    National Cyber Security Awareness Month and DHS Cyber Security Services
    Presenter: Geoff Jenista, Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security

    NCSAM topics and DHS Security programs which coordinate cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response.


    Phishing, Carrots & Sticks: Building a Security Awareness Program with a Purpose
    Presenter: Stacy Eldridge, Silicon Prairie Cyber Services

    When it comes to cybersecurity awareness programs it’s easy to get caught up in sending phishing emails and debating whether punishment or rewards will make your workforce finally "get it." In this presentation, Stacy Eldridge shares tips to build a cybersecurity awareness program to help you secure your humans that’s engaging and built with intention.

    JakeFoiles-FBIJake Foiles, FBI
    FBI Special Agent Jake Foiles of the Omaha Cyber Task Force will be the featured speaker at the Cyber Security Conference. Foiles received his bachelor of science degree in Computer Engineering. He then worked as a Network and Systems Engineer at a web hosting/data center company, and also owned and operated an IT consulting company in Kansas City. He attended the FBI Academy in 2014 and is currently assigned to the Cyber Task Force in the FBI Omaha Field Office.

    - Cyber Threats and FBI Cyber Investigations


    EdToner-NE_OCIOEd Toner, State of Nebraska
    Ed Toner was appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts as Chief Information Officer for the State of Nebraska on June 9, 2015. He has spent the last 25+ years in the Information Technology field and has held IT leadership positions at First Data (Fiserv) and TD Ameritrade in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as Blockbuster Video in Dallas, TX. His background also includes Industrial Engineering positions in manufacturing prior to moving into the Information Technology field.

    Since taking over as Nebraska's Chief Information Officer, Ed Toner has consolidated key information technology systems, resources and services which has positioned the state to provide quality support at lower costs earning him the StateScoop 2016 National “Up and Comer Award”, the 2017 and 2018 “State Executive of the Year” award, and Government Technology’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” of 2019.

    His award-winning blog was recognized consecutively in State Tech’s “Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    Ed was recently recognized by State Tech as “30 State and Local Government IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2019 and 2020.”

    Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.


    Ben Bowman, Heartland Business Systems
    Ben Bowman is a Security Consultant specializing in IT Governance, risk management, incident response planning, and implementing complex security controls and systems. Throughout his career, he has implemented Information Security Programs across various industries, including financial services, manufacturing, distribution, and retail. He has also implemented best practices for IT Governance and network operations following ITIL best practices.

    - Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?


    Donald Costello, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

    - Cyber Security Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow


    AmyLynn Creaney, State of Nebraska

    - Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning


    stacyeldridgeStacy Eldridge, Silicon Prairie Cyber Services
    Stacy Eldridge has nearly 20 years of cybersecurity experience including digital investigations in the FBI and protecting crown jewels in the corporate world. Stacy has seen it all.  During this time she observed numerous instances where a hack started because of a click of an email. Stacy has worked on both sides of this problem and puts her years of cybersecurity and technical knowledge to work to help you secure the humans in your business.  Stacy focuses on providing cybersecurity awareness training, consulting, and program management that is engaging and built with purpose.

    Stacy also shares her cybersecurity expertise by teaching at OSUIT and coaching for IACIS. She is a licensed private detective and has the following certifications: GSEC, GCCC, GCFE, ACE, and CFCE. She received her Master of Science from Bellevue University in 2006.

    - Phishing, Carrots & Sticks: Building a Security Awareness Program with a Purpose


    GeoffJenista-CISAGeoff Jenista, Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security
    Mr. Jenista serves as the Regional Cyber Security Advisor for Region VII (IA, KS, MO, and NE) for the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Integrated Operations Division. Based in Kansas City, KS, he supports the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure. His programs coordinate cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response. He provides Cyber Security resource briefings, Cyber Security assessments and Incident Response planning to the nation's 16 critical infrastructure sectors and state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities.

    - National Cyber Security Awareness Month and DHS Cyber Security Services


    Daniel Klemz, Veeam
    Daniel has been in the Systems Engineering space for over ten years across multiple disciplines.  Throughout his career, Daniel has worked in Network Engineering and Security, Virtualization Design, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, and most recently, Data Protection and Disaster Recovery at Veeam Software.  Daniel has been recognized multiple times by industry peers as having a 'unique presentation style' that is engaging and informative.  Daniel uses his presentation and entertaining skills as a Retro video game streamer on the Twitch platform when not working.

    - Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?


    Jon O'Keefe, Logical Operations

    - The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Driving Cybersecurity Compliance for the Next Decade


    Brian Tisor, Arctic Wolf
    Brian Tisor is Arctic Wolf's Director of Enterprise Sales for the Central US and Canada. He is passionate about helping clients deploy technology and services that improve business performance while protecting digital assets. He is a technology veteran with over 20 years of sales, sales management, and consulting experience. Brian's goal is to help enterprises understand why a tools-only approach has contributed to cyber security's effectiveness problem. And that successful security transformation requires improved awareness and security operations delivered 24 x 7. Under Brian's leadership, the Central team added over 100 mid-sized enterprises to Arctic Wolf's Security Operations managed service and cloud-native platform in FY21. Before Arctic Wolf, Brian spent ten years at Dell Technologies and six years at RSM in various sales and leadership roles.

    - Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?


    PatrickWright-NE_OCIOPatrick Wright, State of Nebraska
    Patrick Wright is the State Information Security Officer for the State of Nebraska and is responsible for overseeing information and data security for the State. This includes strategic vision, scoping of requirements, incident response, and compliance under federal requirements and industry standards.

    Patrick is an Information Security Professional who has worked in both the public and private sectors and holds multiple industry certifications with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is currently pursuing his master’s degree. He has many years of experience working at both operational and strategic levels of Information security.

    He develops and guides security policy by chairing the Security Architecture Workgroup under the Nebraska Information Technology Commission. Beyond government, Patrick also chairs the Cybersecurity Workgroup for Network Nebraska providing cybersecurity counsel to the education community of K-12 and higher education within the State of Nebraska. Patrick is engaged with the community by sitting on the board of a local non-profit organization and volunteers in the classroom of local schools.

    - Evolving Threat Landscape and the State of Nebraska

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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."

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    SCC Continuing Education


    Patrick Wright
    State of Nebraska Office of the CIO
    402-473-3677
    siso@nebraska.gov

    Lora Ives
    Southeast Community College
    402-437-2714
    800-828-0072, ext. 2714
    ncsc@southeast.edu