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April 21-22, 2021

April 21: 9 am - 12 noon | April 22: 9 - 11:30 am

Live, Virtual Conference


The Cyber Security Conference is an opportunity for business professionals involved in cyber security to learn from experts in the field. As the field continues to evolve and cyber criminals find new ways to attack organizations, it is imperative for security professionals to learn from each other in forums like this. Those who attend will: 

  • Discuss the human element risks your organization faces
  • Explore the nature and motivation behind internal and external people who pose a risk to your organization’s security
  • Consider how to enhance the cyber security strategy for your organization

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Registration information

Individual registration - $115 per person

Multiple registration discount (8 or more people) - $100 per person


Who should attend

This conference is designed for cyber security professionals in all industries. People who should attend this conference include: 

  • Senior-level leaders
  • Information technology leaders, managers and specialists 
  • System and data administrators
  • Business leaders involved in the decision-making process for cyber security strategy, implementation and management.
  • Agenda

    April 21

    9 a.m. - Welcome

    Conference moderator: Dr. Rick Wilson, department head, Management Science and Information Systems, W. Paul Miller Professorship in Business Administration, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University


    9:10 a.m. - Real Stories from the Dark/Cyber Side

    Your organization exists to serve your consumers and in order to continue to do this you need to protect your reputation. As cyber security professionals, what can we do to help protect our organization’s information and, in return, its reputation? This presentation will discuss and analyze several incidents that surprised, baffled and caused disruption for organizations and consumers. 


    Participants will explore:

    • How to enhance the level of protection offered to better serve consumers 
    • Case studies for key takeaways

    Presenter: Sundeep Kapur, Educator and Founder, Digital Credence, Inc., Lexington, SC


    10 a.m. - Break


    10:10 a.m. - Successful CISO Leaders Excel at these 7 Factors 

    How do we know if the CISO’s security program has accounted for all the right components to be effective? Are the CISOs and their teams focusing on the most important activities? This session applies the time-tested McKinsey 7S framework (strategy, structure, systems, style, staff, skills, and shared values) to today’s cybersecurity leadership issues. Based on the book “CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers,” topics discussed will include CISO evolution, developing a strategy, reporting relationships, privacy, incident lessons learned, reporting to the board, generational workforce management, laws and control frameworks. 


    When leaving this session, participants will be more effective in: 

    • Leading an organizationally effective information security/cybersecurity program 
    • Uncovering areas not addressed by the current program 
    • Apply the 7 Effective Management factors to 13 different security issue areas 
    • Leveraging the experience of other CISOs and cybersecurity leaders 

    Presenter: Todd Fitzgerald, CISO and Cybersecurity Leadership Author, CISO Spotlight, Chicago, IL


    11 a.m. - Break


    11:10 a.m. - Cybercrime Finds a Way 

    Despite law enforcement takedowns, the cybercriminal underground is robust and continues to thrive. Just like the dinosaurs in the 1993 film Jurassic Park, “cybercrime, uh, finds a way.”


    This presentation will discuss: 

    • A brief history of the cybercriminal underground 
    • The differences between forums, marketplaces and automated vending carts 
    • Innovations in the cybercriminal underground 
    • How to protect your enterprise against cybercriminals

    Presenter: Rick Holland, Chief Information Security Officer, Vice President Strategy, Digital Shadows, Dallas, TX


    12 p.m. - Adjourn


    April 22

    9 a.m. - Hacking Exposed - A Look Inside the Techniques of OceanLotus/APT32 

    Take a journey with us as we expose the mind of the enemy, revealing the latest methods that cybercriminals use to infiltrate modern security defenses, and how to thwart them. With the best tools, expertise and powerful AI-based technology, we will uncover the secrets behind today’s modern hacking arsenal and provide you with the means to protect your organization. 


    Participants will discuss:

    • The ever-changing threat landscape 
    • How to prevent and respond to today’s most pervasive threats - including ones never seen before.  

    Presenter: Brian Robison, Chief Evangelist, Blackberry Cylance, Irvine, CA


    9:50 a.m. - Break


    10 a.m. - Cyber Risk in the Wake of COVID-19: Building Greater Resilience

    Disruption from COVID-19 has created a number of cybersecurity and privacy risks that organizations should consider in the coming months and even years.


    Participants will discuss:

    • Cyber challenges in response to COVID-19 disruption
    • Resilient organizations and cyber hygiene
    • Knowing your risk and preempting threats
    • Cyber empowering the enterprise in the era of digital transformations


    Presenter: Madeline Mitchell, Manager, Advisory Strategy and Operations Lead for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Offering and AI Center of Excellence, Deloitte, Oklahoma City, OK


    10:50 a.m. - Table Topic Discussion via virtual breakout rooms


    11:30 a.m. - Adjourn

  • Speakers

    Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines. Fitzgerald also earned a MBA with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.

    Rick Holland is the chief information security officer and vice president of strategy for Digital Shadows. He has more than 15 years of experience in information security. Before joining Digital Shadows, he was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations and data privacy. Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army. He is currently co-chair in the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Texas, Dallas. Rick regularly speaks at leading security conferences across the globe and has been interviewed by industry and business media including BBC News, CNN, Dark Reading, Motherboard, NPR, The Register and The Wall Street Journal.

    Sundeep Kapur is the founder of Digital Credence, Inc. He is an educator focused on helping brands enhance engagement. His insight-driven workshops have helped many financial institutions define and implement a successful strategy for 2020 and beyond. He continues with his efforts to research and enhance the learning for it to be actionable and relevant. 

    Madeline Mitchell is an experienced Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP in the Advisory practice where she serves as the Strategy and Operations Lead for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Offering and AI Center of Excellence (COE). Prior to this role, Madeline led teams focused on cyber strategy, program management and implementation for commercial clients across the United States. Her focus was serving clients in assessing and managing their cyber risk programs and preparedness for cyber attacks. Madeline brings over 13 years of business strategy, program management, and technology transformation across the commercial and governmental sectors. She holds an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and a BA from Southern Methodist University.

    Brian Robison is the chief evangelist at BlackBerry Cylance, where he educates the world that preventing cybersecurity threats is actually possible and a much better approach than detecting and responding after the attack. Prior to joining Cylance, Brian spent five years helping secure corporate data on mobile devices—three years at Citrix as director of technical marketing and two years driving enterprise product strategy at Good Technology. Before moving into the mobile security space, Brian’s career focused on endpoint security and risk and compliance. At McAfee, he led the effort to bring ePolicy Orchestrator into the modern age as well as managing the vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions. Prior to McAfee, Brian held many roles over his seven-year career at Tripwire, Inc.

  • Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsor

    American Fedility


    Gold Sponsor

    Hobby Lobby


    Silver Sponsor


    Oklahoma Christian University-Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Program

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  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Platinum Sponsor: $3,500

    • 12 registrations
    • Opportunity to play a 2 minute promotional video during one of the conference breaks
    • Opportunity to send out a marketing email to participants
    • Logo included on website and in marketing/conference materials
      (Deductible: $1,472; Non-deductible: $2,028)*


    Gold Sponsor: $2,500

    • 8 registrations
    • Opportunity to play a 1 minute promotional video during a conference break
    • Logo included on website and in marketing/conference materials

    (Deductible: $1,148; Non-deductible: $1,352)*


    Silver Sponsor: $1,500

    • 4 registrations
    • Logo included on website and in marketing/conference materials

    (Deductible: $764; Non-deductible: $736)*

    *The IRS requires us to inform you the extent to which your gift for this event is tax deductible. The fair market value of benefits you will receive is listed within each level; therefore the amount of your gift may be greater than the benefit amount listed and may be considered tax deductible. Consult a tax professional for guidance on how this applies to you or your company.

  • Advisory Board

    Dana Harper, Retired, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Dylan Burns, Chief Security Officer, American Fidelity Foundation

    Chris Ossenbeck, Sales Engineer, Cox Business

    Monique Morrow, Senior Distinguished Architect, Emerging Technologies

    Nate Graham, Senior Director Cybersecurity, Enable Midstream Partners

    Dan Connett, Enterprise Architect, Enterprise Services Center

    Preston Ackerman, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Kent Nabors, Information Security, Hobby Lobby 

    Becky Goza, Senior Manager, Information Security, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

    Elaine Dodd, Executive Vice President, Oklahoma Bankers Association 

    Joseph Slawinksi, Director, Security, Oklahoma City Public Schools

    Joe Sullivan, Information Security Strategist & Team Builder, Rural Sourcing

    Chad Kliewer, Information Security Officer, Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 

    Shalon Simmons, President, Secure Global Solutions 

    Jeff Story, CISO, The Bankers Bank 

    Alfonso Lassiter, Senior Special Agent, United States Secret Service 

    William Wind, Special Agent, United States Secret Service

  •  Program policies

    A refund is available given notification no later than 11 days prior to the conference. 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. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or

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