Colloquium on Cyber Security Awareness

By October 9, 2018 Events

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

With the assistance of partners, the Marquette University Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense is hosting a Colloquium to share knowledge about effective measures to increase cyber security awareness. Our program will span efforts in commercial organizations and K12 institutions.

Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how to shore up your defenses – It’s Everyone’s Job

The theme for the third week of National Cyber Security Month is “It’s everyone’s job to ensure online safety at work.” All workers need to understand threats and defenses. But not all workers need the same knowledge, skills and abilities. This is not just about general guidelines on passwords and software updates. Engineers need to design secure systems, financial workers need to secure sensitive information, and IT managers need to a service desk that can detect and respond to cyber-attacks. What can we do to bolster the organization’s awareness and how do we know if it is working?

This half-day program will have three components:

Security experts – Avoiding unforeseen threats

  • Chetan Bhatia, Vice President within Stroz Friedberg’s Cyber Resilience practice
  • Maximillian Thauer, Senior consultant, Stroz Friedberg’s Cyber Resilience practice
  • Thys DeBruyn, Principal Consultant and President of ADVANCE Resources and Consulting

K-12 Report – What are we doing to promote security and careers

  • Dr. Debbie Perouli, Assistant Professor and GenCyber Lead Instructor, Marquette University
  • Nathan Mielke, Director of Technology, Marquette University High School

Industry Panel – Measures and Measurements

    • Sandra Markech, VP, Information Security Program Manager, Associated Bank
    • Brian Keery, Product Strategy Manager, American Astronautics
    • William Caraher, CIO, von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
    • Ed Ernster, Lead Process & Controls Analyst, Thomson Reuters

The event will take place at Marquette University – Alumni Memorial Union, located at 1442 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233. Parking is available for a $10 fee at parking garages on the Marquette Camps.