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Cyber Security Conference

Save the Date: April 9, 2019, in Oklahoma City!

May 3, 2018

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pre-conference – 8-9 a.m. / Conference – 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

With the increasing risk and sophistication of cyber attacks, there is a continuous need to adapt your business strategy to protect sensitive business and personal information. The third annual Cyber Security Conference brings local and national experts to Oklahoma to speak on “Security is not Possible: The Human Element”. The conference is sponsored by the Management Science and Information Systems Department, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University.

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For more information:

405-744-5208

cepd@okstate.edu

Pre-conference: Cyber Security Table Topic Discussions and Networking Breakfast

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Fee: $30

This pre-conference session will include roundtable conversations on cyber security topics. Discussions are meant to be open and candid exchanges where participants can ask questions and share experiences. Facilitators will guide discussions by presenting targeted issues and topics related to cyber security issues. During the session participants are invited to all table topics of interest. A breakfast buffet will also be available, and participants are encouraged to network with other pre-conference attendees and facilitators.

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Pre-conference: Cyber Security Table Topic Discussions and Networking Breakfast

This pre-conference session will include roundtable conversations on cyber security topics. Discussions are meant to be open and candid exchanges where participants can ask questions and share experiences. Facilitators will guide discussions by presenting targeted issues and topics related to cyber security issues. During the session participants are invited to all table topics of interest. A breakfast buffet will also be available, and participants are encouraged to network with other pre-conference attendees and facilitators.

9:15 a.m.

Welcome

Dr. Rick Wilson, W. Paul Miller Professor of Business Administration, Department Head, Management Science and Information Systems, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

9:30 a.m.

Timing is Everything

When it comes to cyber security, timing creates the crime and affects the outcome of the investigation. FBI cases will be reviewed that illustrate the importance of this timing concept with takeaways for you to advance your organization’s security.

David Weiss, Computer Scientist, Retired, FBI, Shawnee, OK

10:15 a.m.

You Mean I Get to Deal with Legal, Too? Using Legal to Assess Risk in Areas You Might have Overlooked

Your company speaks in a thousand ways… learn how public and even internal statements can create liability in ways you never thought about before. Marketing, websites, contracts and correspondence are a few of the key concerns to consider. IT has a key role to play in these categories from both the standpoint of assessing and managing risk as well as participating in litigation related matters. Discussing these matters with your legal team at the appropriate times can save a lot of headaches in the future.

Carrie L. Palmer, J.D., Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City, OK

11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.

Insider Threat: It’s Not as Easy as You Think

Lessons learned from creating and implementing a top-tier insider threat program will be discussed. You will take away practical information to develop and/or improve your own program.

Dave Komendat, Vice President, Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA

Noon - 12:20

Q & A Session

Moderator:

Dr. Mark Weiser, Regents Service Professor, Director, Center for Telecommunications and Network Security, Department of Management Science and Information Systems, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Panelists:

Carrie L. Palmer, J.D., Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City, OK
David Weiss, Computer Scientist, Retired, FBI, Shawnee, OK
Dave Komendat, Vice President, Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA

12:20 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.

Criminal Conversations: Former U.S. Most Wanted Cybercriminal and Internet Godfather Discusses Cybercrime and How to Protect Yourself, Family and Business

Reformed cybercriminal turned security consultant, Brett Johnson, delves into his past as one of the world’s most notorious computer criminals. He will discuss the current state of cybercrime, examine the most popular crimes that criminals are engaged in today, and provide advice on how to protect you, your family, and your business.

Brett Johnson, Consultant, AnglerPhish.com, Birmingham, AL

2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m.

What Now? Tips for How to Defend Against these Threats

This panel session will discuss how you and your company can defend against internal and external threats by providing tips, advice, and lessons learned from local cyber security thought leaders.

Moderator:

Dr. Jim Burkman, Clinical Associate Professor, MSIB Graduate Coordinator, Department of Management Science and Information Systems, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Panelists:

Ronald Hulshizer, Managing Director, BKD LLP, Oklahoma City, OK
Denise Calvert, Senior Supervisor, IT Risk and Compliance, Devon Energy, Oklahoma City, OK
Kent Nabors, Information Security, Hobby Lobby, Oklahoma City, OK

3:30 p.m. Conference Summary
Jim Burkman
Jim Burkman holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Indiana University and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. He teaches Information Assurance courses that are key to OSU earning the distinction of being a National Center of Academic Excellence in IA Education (CAE/IAE and CAE/R). Jim is the program coordinator for the Master of Science in Information Assurance degree and teaches applied and theory courses in information assurance, digital forensics and database. Dr. Burkman is also the founder and faculty advisor for the OSU Information Security and Assurance Club (ISAC). This student-driven club competes annually in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. His research focuses on the social psychology aspects of technology, to include issues of trust and expectations in the areas of secure computing and technology adoption. Additionally, Dr. Burkman studies the use of metaphors in the visual representations of complex data sets. His works have been published in various journals and conferences.
Rick Wilson
Rick Wilson, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in OSU’s Spears School of Business for 25 years, presently serving as Chair of the Management Science and Information Systems Department. Prior to earning his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Wilson worked for a number of years in industry as an IT professional in the telecommunications industry. He is most well-known in academia for his research in the data sciences, including sports analytics, and has won over a dozen teaching and leadership awards throughout his career.
Denise Calvert
Denise Calvert is a senior IT supervisor at Devon Energy responsible for IT risk/compliance, identity management, and SAP security. Denise has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, most of which was spent in the IT Audit and security/risk/controls space. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Ronald Hulshizer
Ronald Hulshizer has more than 25 years of experience helping companies with information technology, security, and financial accounting issues. His primary focus is delivering cyber security and internal audit IT and IT security services to financial institutions. Ronald’s team conducts Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council reviews, general IT control reviews, internal and external penetration tests, business continuity plan, cyber security, social engineering, and model validation reviews for approximately 250 financial institutions.
Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson has been a central figure in the cybercrime world for almost 20 years as a former United States Most Wanted person and “The Original Internet Godfather” as referred to by the United States Secret Service. Brett founded and was a leader of one of the first darknet markets, ShadowCrew, and was instrumental in developing many areas of online fraud. After being captured, escaping prison, and being captured again, Brett finally accepted responsibility for his actions. He now consults with Fortune 500 companies, cyber security firms, financial organizations, law enforcement and others. He speaks frequently regarding his experience and knowledge of cybercrime in order to help others stay safe online.
David Komendat
Dave Komendat is the vice president and Chief Security Officer for The Boeing Company. He is responsible for Boeing’s global security and fire protection policy and procedures, site security, executive protection, supply chain security, structural and aircraft fire protection, government and proprietary information security, data protection, business continuity and disaster preparedness, and security background investigations. Dave is the Boeing interface for both national and international security policy engagement with several government and industry advisory groups.
Kent Nabors
Kent Nabors leads the cyber security team for Hobby Lobby. Before moving into the retail industry, he worked for MidFirst Bank for 18 years serving in a number of roles including CISO. Early in his career, Kent worked in bank examinations with both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma chapter of InfraGard and has been a speaker on cyber security topics at conferences and corporate events across the country.
Carrie Palmer
Carrie Palmer is an attorney with Resolution Legal Group. She has been traversing the territory between litigation and technology for 20 years and is a well-known speaker, consultant, trainer, and strategist on issues concerning data security such as technology related policies and procedures, employee privacy, data confidentiality, and ethics in the digital age. As an attorney who has defended claims against businesses for more than 20 years, Carrie recognizes that technology presents businesses with great risk if not properly considered and with great opportunity if understood, respected, and operated within a properly drafted set of policies and procedures.
David Weiss
David Weiss was a computer scientist for the FBI and retired in August 2016. During his 32-year career at the FBI, David performed thousands of digital forensic examinations, malware analysis, and digital evidence crime scene searches. David received the FBI Director’s Award for Technical/Scientific Advancement for his work on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing.
Mark Weiser
Mark Weiser, Regents Service Professor; Director, Center for Telecommunications and Network Security, Management Science and Information System

Who Should Attend

  • The conference is designed for senior-level leaders, human resource and information technology management and professionals, operational technology specialists, systems and data administrators, and other business leaders involved in the decision-making process for cyber security strategy, implementation, and management.
  • The conference will be beneficial to those in a range of industries including: legal practices, accounting firms, insurance brokers, personal information suppliers, wholesalers, public sector suppliers, schools, and colleges, and those involved in decision making on or delivery of cyber security in central government, local government, police and fire services, health services, and education.

Benefits to the participant

Learn from cyber security experts and take advantage of the question and answer and networking opportunities to develop new ideas and obtain information you need to address cyber security in your organization including how to: 

  • Understand the human element risks your organization faces
  • Explore the nature and motivation behind internal and external people who pose a risk to your organizations’ security
  • Develop a cyber security strategy for your organization
  • Program format
    8am – 9am Pre-conference
    9am – 4pm Conference
  • CPE credits/CEU credits available
  • Location – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Price
    Conference and Pre-conference registration with table topics and networking breakfast (Conference registration required to attend pre-conference) - $280 per person
    Cyber Security Conference only - $250 per person
    • Multiple registration discount for 3 or more people
      Conference and Pre-conference registration with table topics and networking breakfast (Conference registration required to attend pre-conference) - $255 per person
      Cyber Security Conference only - $225 per person
    • Conference Materials – Registration fee includes materials in electronic format, refreshments, and lunch. If you would prefer a hard copy of conference materials in a binder, please check the information below for an additional fee of $15 per binder.
  • Sponsorship Information
    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Become a Sponsor.
  • Cancellation Policy
    If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 10 days prior to the conference, you are welcome to send a substitute. All guarantees have been submitted to the hotel, so refunds are not attainable. A refund is available given notification no later than 11 days prior to the conference. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu.
  • For additional information or to sponsor
    Center for Executive and Professional Development
    Oklahoma State University, 215 Business Building
    Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
    Telephone: 405-744-5208
    cepd@okstate.edu
  • Earn 6.6 hours of CPE Specialized Knowledge - Technical.

  • This conference is for all levels in the IT/MSIS field.

  • Handouts for the presentations will be provided prior to the conference. No advance preparation is required and there are no prerequisites required to attend this conference.

  • If you should have any concerns, please contact the Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208.

  • Experts share their knowledge with participants through live presentation and question and answer sessions.

  • The Center for Executive and Professional Development, Oklahoma State University, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Sponsorship Information

Gold Sponsor – $4,000

Includes 8 registrations to the Cyber Security Pre-Conference and Conference, two invitations to a sponsor and speaker dinner on May 2 in Oklahoma City, an exhibit booth at the conference, and prominent recognition in conference promotion and materials. (Deductible- $1,440; Non-deductible- $2,560)

Silver Sponsor – $2,500

Includes 4 registrations to the Cyber Security Pre-conference and Conference, an exhibit booth at the conference, and prominent recognition in conference promotion and materials. (Deductible- $1,080; Non-deductible- $1,420)

*The amount of the contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of any money contributed over the fair market value of goods or services provided.

2018 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

American Fidelity logo
Cox Business
OG+E logo

Silver Sponsor

Hobby Lobby logo

HoganTaylor - CPAs + Advisors

KOSU logo

Oklahoma Christian University Graduate Programs logo

OneNet logo

SageNet logo

Zscaler logo