January 16, 2020 University of Maryland Riggs Alumni Center College Park, MD

Speakers & Panelists
Laura believes that cybersecurity scare tactics are ineffective and paralyzing to small business owners. Thus she co-founded CyberWyoming and the economic development program Made Safe in Wyoming, with her partners Patrick Wolfinbarger and James Drever, to take a fresh approach and emphasize business owner strengths and capitalize on them. This approach creates a supportive environment to encourage adoption of cybersecurity best practices in one of the most underserved demographics of business.

"In creating a cohesive and trusted cybersecurity community in each small town or larger city, cybersecurity mentors will emerge and adoption of best practices will increase," said Laura Baker. "That is what the Made Safe in Wyoming economic development program does."

Laura has extensive experience in project management, account management, marketing, and business analysis. Throughout the years, she has worked in risk management, social services software development, mental health, and hospital/clinic healthcare - all from the technical perspective. In fact, Laura designed the first juvenile assessment center software in the nation.

Laura graduated from the University of Wyoming with her B.S. in Marketing, continued on with her Masters in Business Administration from Texas Tech University, and later earned her Associates in Risk Management.

She has worked with East coast Fortune 1000 companies to create risk management solutions, translated technological needs of mental health professionals for the largest community mental health center in the nation, created CD and website sales products for international companies, developed juvenile probation products with small county agencies, and project managed hardware implementations for hospitals, clinics, and rural small businesses.

With social service, county agency, mental health, healthcare IT, and non-profit experience, Laura created CyberWyoming truly understanding business owner technological needs. She most often uses her risk management background to translate technical speak to business risks, but also pulls from the psychology of language and decision making.


Laura Baker will be in the following session(s):

What's a Cybersecurity Business Counselor?
01/16/20: 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

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Phil Bond is one of America's most honored technology policy experts. A former US Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology, his 25-plus year career in Washington has included numerous citations for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and associations.

-Served four years as Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology and also served as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans.
-Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Federal Computer Week of the most influential people in government technology.
-Served as Deputy Chair of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a federation of more than 70 national technology associations around the world.
-Named a Tech Titan in Washingtonian Magazine's annual listing of tech leaders.
-Recognized by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, as one of The Fabulous Fifty, a listing of the most powerful staff in Congress.
-Served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Monster Worldwide, the world's largest online career site, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions.
-Served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company.
-Served as Chief of Staff to the late Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA).
-Was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs under then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney .


The Honorable Philip J. Bond will be in the following session(s):

Welcome/CyberUSA Briefing
01/16/20: 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

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Dr. Dade has over 35 years of experience with diverse work experiences with the US Air Force (USAF), Bank of America (BOA), The National Security Agency (NSA) and US CYBERCOM. He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of active service. He supported operations across the globe whether it was preparing F-111Fs for operation Eldorado Canyon in Libya, multiple tours with US Air Force Special Operations in Central American leading up to the invasion of Panama with his beloved AC-130 Gunships or supporting A-10 and F-16 operations in the Pacific theater. His love of learning and strong desire to train and develop others took him away from operations and maintenance and into the classroom to design, develop, deliver and evaluate technical and professional development programs for 30K next generation leaders each year until his retirement from the US Air Force at Maxwell AFB in 2002.

Dr. Dade was recruited by Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina to create blended learning programs that impacted 900 associates and used advanced evaluations techniques to determine its value and impact. Managers reported 40% improvement in performance and the project provided a 115% Return on Investment and an American Society for Training Development (ASTD) Recognition of Excellence Award. Diversifying his skills and experience he was then asked to stand up a Project Management Office leading teams across four business technology groups executing over 200 projects per year. He moved into leadership development where he consolidated top talent from BOA and Merrill Lynch to reach year end restructuring goals and save $8M annually by reducing the top 100 technology leaders by 40% and forming a new leadership team.

Currently Dr. Dade is serving in US CYBERCOM by way of NSA which he joined in 2012. He's led teams in the development of an analysts, hire-to-retire career path and multi-level certification process accepted across the intelligence community. He left his comfort zone to lead the redesign of an entire information's system network supporting the recruiting, training and worldwide deployment of analysts supporting operations across the globe. He then accepted a new challenge and moved to US CYBERCOM to plan and synchronize cyber capability development through technical outreach to industry, academia, uniformed services and the rest of government. He is a tireless coach and mentor who consistently engages with people at all levels to assist them in their career development and success. Dr. Dade is a public speaker and a published author. He has been married for over 33 years, has four adult children and is a regular fitness enthusiast who hopes to get back to doing triathlons after his recent back surgery.


Dr. Scott Dade will be in the following session(s):

US Cyber Command’s Challenge Problems: How you can help us solve them!
01/16/20: 8:45 AM - 9:25 AM

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Jothi Dugar is a multidimensional executive, and entrepreneur, whose diverse career to-date has included key roles in Cybersecurity, project management, engineering, and technical training. A leading expert and pioneer in the field of Healthcare Cybersecurity, she is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the National Institute of Health Center for Information Technology. The NIH CIT is the enterprise IT services provider for the NIH, and other government agencies, with services being used by researchers, scientists, universities, and labs across the globe spanning over 300,000 people. With a lifelong commitment to empowering people in terms of wellness and health, in addition to her role at the NIH, Jothi is the Founder and Director of a local dance academy, and a Holistic Wellness Practice. A dynamic and international highly sought after public speaker, she has given numerous keynote addresses and talks, and featured on leading journals, magazines, T.V. and radio interviews. Jothi is dedicated to mentoring young professionals, and women at-large to become self-empowered, find their voice, and break the glass ceiling in the STEM fields. Outside of her many professional pursuits, Jothi is a dedicated wife and mother of three. She and her family reside in Great Falls, Virginia.

Jothi Dugar will be in the following session(s):

Operation Cyber Wellness
01/16/20: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Jeremy Epstein is Deputy Division Director of CISE/CNS, where he oversees research in a range of computer science programs, including cybersecurity, cyber physical systems, smart and connected communities, computer systems, networking, computer science education, technology transition, and other assorted topics.

Prior to (re)joining NSF in 2017, he was a program manager at DARPA I2O, and a program officer for NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. He spent most of his career in industry, including at SRI International and webMethods. His areas of interest are in cybersecurity, particularly elections and voting security.

Jeremy is also associate editor in chief of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, vice chair of the Association for Computing Machinery US Technology Policy Committee, and founder/director of ACSA Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).


Jeremy Epstein will be in the following session(s):

National Science Foundation
01/16/20: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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Jodi Ito is the Chief Information Security Officer with the University of Hawaii (UH) System in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology since 2000 and has been with the University since 1982.
She is responsible for the security and protection of the information assets across the University of Hawaii System. These responsibilities include the development and management of policies and procedures for the UH information security program, conducts risk & vulnerability analysis for critical assets, oversees investigations into cyber incidents, & develops/conducts training on information policy & security issues across all 10 UH campuses and affiliated research & education centers. She has also organized several large scale red/blue team cybersecurity exercises on the UH cyber range involving University students, Hawaii National Guard, military, state and federal government agencies.
She is a Principle Investigator and Program Director for the NSA's GenCyber Camps in Hawaii to introduce cyber security to high schools students and teachers. She is also the co-PI on the NSF/NSA Scholarship For Services grants to provide full-ride scholarships for students pursuing cyber security degrees and the NSF Computer Science Principles for Hawaii to train high school teachers to be able to teach AP Computer Sciences Principles. She is also member of the REN-ISAC, MS-ISAC, Educause and Infragard. Most recently, she is an active founding member of the newly organized CyberHawaii and co-chairs the Education and Workforce Development Committee.
Jodi graduated with both BS and MS degrees in Computer Sciences from UH Manoa.


Jodi Ito will be in the following session(s):

CyberHawaii - Power Women Panel
01/16/20: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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Leif Jackson leads the Content and Community teams for Cybrary. He is responsible for providing the educational experience for Cybrary's 2.5M students. Leif has 15 years experience leading teams across business analytics and global product management in the UK, Egypt, and the US in fortune 500 financial services companies (Capital One, Equifax, and Barclays), as well as non-profit organizations (the Broad Foundation and AARP). He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Masters in Education Leadership from the Broad Foundation, and a BS in Systems Engineering and Economics from the University of Virginia. Leif's proudest work accomplishment (outside of Cybrary) is devising and executing a comprehensive academic strategy to turnaround his mother's high school (Anacostia). Leif lives in Bethesda, MD, is married to his wife Isabel, and has two young sons, Nicholas and Adam.

Leif Jackson will be in the following session(s):

Building Effective Learning Communities
01/16/20: 1:10 PM - 1:55 PM

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David Powell is the Chief Executive Officer for the Federal Business Council (FBC). David is the co-founder of CyberUSA. He and his team have developed many cyber initiatives, including The CyberMaryland Advisory Board & Conference, The CyberTexas Conference, The National Cyber Map, The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame and the original Federal Information Assurance Conference. He is currently spearheading multiple initiatives geared to defining and advancing cyber throughout the country. FBC also works extensively within the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Civilian Agencies of the United States Government to produce mission-specific training events, exercises, meetings, industry outreach programs, conferences and expositions.

David currently serves as a Board Member or Advisor for:

The US Army Cavalry and Armor Association (Fort Benning, GA)
The CyberMaryland Advisory Board (Baltimore, MD)
CyberUSA Advisory Board (Washington, DC)
Cyber Resilience Institute (Colorado Springs, CO)
Cyber Threat Intelligence Network (Sedona, AZ)
Commission on the Future (Columbia, MD)
Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.


David Powell will be in the following session(s):

Welcome/CyberUSA Briefing
01/16/20: 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

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Charles T. Reynolds (Chuck) is the founder and CTO of Technical Systems Integrators, Inc. (TSI). TSI is a leading provider of Infrastructure Management solutions serving customers globally since 1987. Chuck holds a BS in Computer Science/EE from Duke University and a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Chuck is a member of ITEA, AFCEA and has over 30 years of involvement in electronic design, testing, and infrastructure management tools.

Charles Reynolds will be in the following session(s):

Why you need a Cyber Range as a Service
01/16/20: 1:10 PM - 1:55 PM

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Richard has over 20 years of professional experience, including 12 years in the areas of network and support desk management and systems administration, and 3 years' experience supporting government clients at SolarWinds.

Richard has extensive technical knowledge and has been a SolarWinds user since 2012. His business experience includes data center management, IT support desk operations, and customer relations. Richard has excellent problem-solving and leadership skills to deliver both technical and business solutions. He has effectively managed and mentored cross-functional teams and has successfully managed and deployed complex IT projects within budget and on schedule.


Richard Roberts will be in the following session(s):

Leveraging Network, Systems, and Log Monitoring Tools to Help Improve Security and Compliance
01/16/20: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Erik Wallace, Director of Business Developer for Comtech CYBRScore. Erik is responsible for sales and business development of the CYBRScore suite of tools and services. CYBRScore provides hands on training, labs, and assessments of Internet Technology and Cybersecurity personnel. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with a background in Software Development, Engineering, and SIGINT. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. He holds numerous U.S. patents, in the areas of messaging and telecommunications

Erik Wallace will be in the following session(s):

Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy - Assessment, Selection, Training, and Evaluation at Scale – using the NICE Framework
01/16/20: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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COL Lisa D. Whittaker joined the United States Army Pacific Command team as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G6 in August 2019.As the Deputy G6, COL Whittaker is responsible to provide technical advice, assistance, and planning expertise in support of all Army communications and cyber related activities impacting the Pacific theater. Prior to this assignment, she commanded the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Global Field Command (DG) headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, IL with subordinate units located throughout the United States. She also commanded Orion, the Department of Defense's (DoD) largest Cyberspace Operations Center where she was responsible for the daily operations of the Secretary of Defense's top cyber defensive capability known as the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).

COL Lisa Whittaker will be in the following session(s):

CyberHawaii - Power Women Panel
01/16/20: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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