March 29, 2018 Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) - Centennial Campus
Coop has 40 years of experience in Information Technology with the last fifteen years focusing on payment systems and architectures, eCommerce, payment application assessments, forensic investigations, compliance security assessments, development of secure network architectures, risk management programs, security governance initiatives, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Cooper was a member of the U.S. Air Force for most of his young adult life starting in 1978 and had direct experience with the original ARPANET and ARPANET 1822 Protocols. He was directly involved with the original DoD X.25 networks, the Defense Data Network (DDN), and the Automatic Digital Information Network (AUTODIN). He was directly involved with the original BBN Packet Switch Node (PSN) systems and has been involved with every major information technology "leap" or development since that time.

Mr. Cooper was the Standards Trainer for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) for three years from 2010 - 2013 and has been a consultant to some of the largest retail companies and financial institutions in the world.

He has worked with businesses to improve their overall security posture and to meet compliance regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, GLBA, and SOX. Mr. Cooper is an experienced team leader and IT security expert who can ensure timely and successful completion of projects, as well as an enthusiastic security engineer researching emerging security technologies, trends, and tools.
Coop has an A.A.S. in Electronic Systems Technology, an A.A. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Management, and an M.A. in Education. His certifications include: Security +, CEH, CISSP, PCIP, and PCI QSA.


Arthur B. Cooper Jr.
will be in the following session(s):

Keynote
03/29/18 : 8:45AM - 9:45AM

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Vance Brown is serving as Interim CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center. He also is Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Cherwell Software.

Previously, Vance was CEO of Cherwell from its inception until 2016. In 2014 Cherwell was recognized as one of the 101 fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte's Fast 500 (tied with LinkedIn with 1172% growth). In 2015 Cherwell was recognized as the top software company in all of Colorado.

Formerly, Vance was President and CEO of GoldMiner Software, which was rated as one of the top 100 software companies in the United States. Vance also is Co-Founder of The Classical Academy, the largest K-12th grade public charter school in Colorado.

Through the years, Vance gained much experience in all types of venture funding and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars from organizations such as Insight Venture Partners and KKR.

In 2009 Vance was given the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by Wake Forest University. Additionally, Vance was named EY Entrepreneur Of The YearT 2014 Award Winner in technology and then served as a national judge in technology for the EY 2016 and 2017 competitions. Vance recently was named one of the "100 most intriguing entrepreneurs" by Goldman Sachs.

Vance graduated summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Wake Forest University, with degrees in Economics and Computer Science, and then from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Finishing on Law Review and Order of the Coif, Vance then mostly practiced law in the area of intellectual property. Currently, he is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Vance serves on the board for charitable organizations such as Parents Challenge, Care and Share, Band of Brothers Ministry, and Touchstone Leadership Academy. He also is founder and board member of a Colorado Springs non-profit technology accelerator called Exponential Impact.

Married to Betsy for 30 years, they have three children.


Mr. Vance Brown
will be in the following session(s):

Afternoon Keynote
03/29/18 : 2:45PM - 3:45PM

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Keynote

Keynote
03/29/18 : 8:45AM - 9:45AM

Afternoon Keynote
03/29/18 : 2:45PM - 3:45PM
Speakers and Panelists

How to Defend and Participate Using Community Cyber Intelligence
03/29/18 : 4:00PM - 4:45PM

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