May 18: Educational Seminar: Turning IT Professionals into Cybersecurity Warriors

Educational Seminar: Turning IT Professionals into Cybersecurity Warriors; MAY 18, 2016

Agenda:                      7:30 – 8:30 – Registration & Breakfast

                                    8:30 – 10:30 – Program

Keynote:                 Mark Ghilarducci, Director, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Mr. Ghilarducci oversees all Cal OES activities charged with protecting lives and property, including the management of a large and diverse team of individuals with a wide array of experience and expertise. He also Co-Chairs the Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force.

Presentations:        Andre McGregor – Tanium, Director of Security

Previously Andre served as an FBI Cyber Special Agent in New York City before being promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC. In his role at the FBI, Andre was the senior technical cyber agent for national security investigations and cyber lead incident responder for numerous large-scale computer intrusions in NYC.

Davis Hake – Palo Alto Networks, Director for Cybersecurity Strategy

Previously Davis was a leader in US government cybersecurity. He served on the National Security Staff in the White House, at senior levels in the Department of Homeland Security, and as a policy expert for Members of Congress.

Sean Cordero – Optiv, Executive Director Office of the CISO

Sean provides executive level advisement and strategy development, to help CXOs align their information security risk management programs to their business goals.

Case Studies:         Experiences, Lesson Learned, Best Practices:


Todd Ibbotson – Information Security Officer, California Department of Justice  

Justin Cain – Cybersecurity Coordinator, Homeland Security Division for California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Doug Leone – Agency Information Security Officer, California Environmental Protection Agency

Take Aways:

  • How security alerts can be immediately identified and responses coordinated; prevent problems being siloed.
  • How problems can be located, particularly in large networks.
  • How to resolve problems quickly.
  • How to align security departments and IT operations.
Please join us for a discussion that will prove both educational and actionable.


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