Break Out Panels
This panel will offer a profile of unique partnerships from around the country that have embraced and advanced the cyber mission. How can we learn from their successes and what form does partnership take in Augusta and in Georgia? Panelists will discuss how different partnerships help recruit, train, retrain, and assist in building the cyber workforce.
Moderator: Dr. Karla Leeper, Executive Vice President for Strategic Communication and Chief Marketing Officer, Augusta University
- Girish Seshagiri, Vice President, Ishpi Technologies, Inc.
- Dr. Tony Coulson, Director Cyber Security Center, California State University, San Bernardino
- Mr. Daniel Stein, Program Lead, National Cybersecurity Education and Training Program (NCTEP), Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch, DHS
- Mr. David Brown, Director of CyberTalent, SANS Institute
How can Augusta serve as a model for the rest of Georgia as we work to embrace, support, and advance the cyber mission? Where are existing strengths and what progress have we made here in Georgia? What are current and future challenges? What is the best way for government, industry, and academia to work together in a coordinated fashion to grow our community and economy? How can we learn from other communities who are ahead of us?
Moderator: Deke Copenhaver, Principal, Copenhaver Consulting, LLC
Moderator: Matthew J. Eggers, Senior Director, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA, Director Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA
- Michael McNeil, Global Product Security and Services Officer, Royal Philips
- Carl A. Anderson, Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates
What are the education and skill set needs for the public and private sectors? What are current and future challenges for hiring and where are the biggest gaps in the workforce? How can Georgia serve as a model for the rest of the country as we work to increase the cyber workforce? What is the economic impact of educating and keeping more cybersecurity experts in Georgia? How does Georgia stay competitive nationally and what forms of economic development might we see as a result of embracing the cyber mission? The panelists will discuss workforce deficits, skill set needs, economic impact, and how we can help.
Moderator: Dr. Gretchen Caughman, Provost, Augusta University
- Rodney J. Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD
- COL Donald Bray, Commander, Army Cyber Protection Brigade
- Mark Lytle, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Georgia
- Mike Cameron, Vice President, Integrated Systems Group, Leidos, Inc.
As cyber- attacks become more prevalent and damaging, everything from Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hack to attacks against the Department of Defense network, training our cyber warriors, both military and civilian, to protect against our enemies’ cyber threats is paramount. While the Pentagon’s cyber security requirements will be one of the driving forces in new training programs and tools, the private sector and our higher education institutions must continually innovate to keep their instruction relevant. The panelists will provide insight into the new techniques and threats on the horizon and the cyber defense skills and ethics that will likely be required of the next generation of cyber security professionals
Moderator: Joanne Sexton, Cyber Institute Director, Augusta University
- Dr. Len Reinsfelder, Associate Director of Education and Training, NSA
- LTC Michael Nowatkowski, Army Cyber Institute at West Point, Cyber Center of Excellence Forward Support
- Dr. Blair Taylor, Clinical Associate Professor, Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
- Dr. Mustaque Ahamed, Professor, Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Dr. Kyle Cronin, Assistant Professor, Cyber Security, Dakota State University