Western Cyber Exchange (WCX) Quarterly Update Dinner
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 4:45 PM to 8:00 PM (MST)
Colorado Springs, CO
Please plan to attend the January 30th WCX Quarterly Update and Dinner, at the Wyndham Mining Exchange Hotel at 8 S. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, from 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm. The dinner will be in the Silver Room which is located in the back of Springs Orleans Restaurant. You may enter through the The Mining Exchange Hotel or directly through the Springs Orleans restaurant. Valet parking is $5. If you have dietary restrictions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accomodate. More information may be found on the website www.wcyberx.org.
The WCX Quarterly Update is a recurring event to stakeholders and the community to provide awareness of WCX working group progress and to increase awareness of cybersecurity initiatives generally and of the WCX efforts to raise the commmunity's cyber resilience.
Our featured speaker is Mr. Bruce Bakis, Principal Cyber Security Engineer, with The MITRE Corporation. Bruce serves on the Executive Committee for the Institute for Information Infrastructire Protection (I3P), a cyber research consortium managed by Dartmouth College, and the Steering Committee for the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) in Boston, MA. Much like the WCX, the ACSC is a cross-sector cyber threat information sharing consortium whose membership is seeking to improve regional security, pursue groundbreaking research, and generate cyber-related economic development throughout New England. Its membership and mission is found on its website http://www.acscenter.org.
Mr. Bakis will discuss ACSC cyber-threat information sharing operations, as well as strategic relationships and national initiatives underway related to cybersecurity information sharing and federating community programs.
In addition to out keynote speaker, Partners of the WCX who are leading several working groups will provide an update related to:
- Operations (Todd Day, S3)
- Forensics Kiosk (WCX Leadership)
- Community Mobilization (Jennifer Taylor, Bryan Construction; Jill Webb, Central Bancorp)
- IT Users Forum (Dawn Roth, Colorado Springs Utilities), and
- WCX Founders discussion on strategic initiatives and direction (Mike Semmens, Imprimis; Doug DePeppe, i2IS).
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm - Registration and Networking (Cash Bar)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Welcome, Update Reports, Dinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Keynote: Bruce Bakis, Mitre
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Adjourn/Networking
Who should attend: Colorado Springs business community leaders and leaders across the State of Colorado, government leaders (city, county, and state), leadership from Colorado Springs tenant military and federal agencies, cybersecurity professionals, and others interested in improving the region’s cybersecurity resilience.
About the Western Cyber Exchange: The WCX is a consortium of concerned businesses, IT security professionals, and government representatives. Based in Colorado Springs, with partners across other regions, the WCX has been promoting a new, grassroots approach to collective cybersecurity since 2010, under the auspices of The Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance, a nonprofit. The WCX is moving in response to an emerging need in the community. Cybersecurity requires the integration of the public and private sectors, engaged in dynamic information sharing and coordination of defenses in response to constantly changing threat conditions.