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Cybersecurity Careers and Organizational Awareness Half-day Conference

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Pell Center

518 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840

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On the occasion of the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) – a far-reaching awareness campaign and education initiative led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – the Pell Center is partnering with Anomali, Tech Collective, and Tevora to offer a half-day conference on the growing market for cybersecurity jobs and the need to build a culture of cybersecurity across organizations.

The event will shine a spotlight on the critical need to build a strong, cyber-secure workforce, address the cybersecurity skills gap, and encourage every workplace to create a culture of cybersecurity from the boardroom to the server room. We'll highlight how a well-trained and cyber-aware workforce can become the first (and best) line of defense for organizations of all sizes and in all sectors, and help them better protect themselves, their employees, and their customers against the most common cyber threats and mitigate, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents. We will also discuss careers in cybersecurity and ways to motivate young students, veterans, and individuals who are looking for a new career or re-entering the workforce to learn more about the field and seek highly fulfilling, well-paying and rewarding cybersecurity jobs.

8:30am-9:00am Networking Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am Keynote

9:30am-9:45am Break

9:45am-11:00am: Panel Discussion


Keynote Speaker:

Susan Peediyakkal - Cyber Threat Intelligence Program Lead Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Inspiring the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. This session will cover best practices for hiring, educating, and retaining highly sought-after cybersecurity professionals."


Panel Discussion & Members:

Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business: How to create a culture of Cybersecurity and Awareness within your Organization

O'Shea Bowens – CEO and Founder, Null Hat Security

Joe Provost – Computer Scientist & Professor, Salve Regina University

Linn Freedman – Principal, Robinson & Cole

Rick Norberg – CEO, Vertikal6

Clayton Riness – Managing Director Threat Services, Tevora


Moderator:

Francesca Spidalieri – Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership, Pell Center, Salve Regina University


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Newport, RI 02840

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