Cybersecurity Demo Day

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WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center

13598 East WestGate Dr.

Odon, IN 47562

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This in-person event will feature industry and academic experts, panel discussions, demos and displays focused on cybersecurity.

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Purdue@WestGate in partnership with Purdue MEP + Purdue CyberTAP invite you to WestGate Academy on Tuesday, October 26 for a full day, in-person event focused on current challenges of the Cybersecurity industry. Join us for networking, panel discussions and more as we assess all aspects of cyber threats in education, small businesses and DoD contractors.

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Master of Ceremonies: Heath Murray - Partner/Portfolio Director at Dioltas

9:00am - 9:30am | Light Breakfast + Networking

9:15am - 9:30am | Opening Remarks

9:30am - 10:30am | Cybersecurity + Education Panel Discussion: What's the challenge with cyber education and how can it lead to successful hiring?

  1. George Bailey - Assistant Director, Purdue cyberTAP
  2. Jaci Lederman - IT Department Chair, Vincennes University
  3. David Whitt - Director of Cybersecurity, Eleven Fifty Academy
  4. Kari McMullen - MS in Cybersecurity and Risk Management
  5. ManTech

10:30am - 11:00am | Break with Snacks + Networking + IN3 CyPhy Lab Tour

11:00am - 11:25am | Raising Awareness of Cybersecurity 4.0 Speaker: Armando Seay - Co Founder/Member Board of Directors MISI (Maryland Innovation & Security Institute)

11:30am -12:30pm | Lunch + Networking + IN3 CyPhy Lab Tour

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Cybersecurity and Small Businesses/Industries Panel Discussion: What are the cyber threats to small businesses and what are the key actions to reduce the risk of compromise?

  • Emcee: Mathew Trampski - Executive Director, Technical Assistance Program, Purdue cyberTAP
  • Panelists:
  1. Gary Neidig - President of ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies)
  2. Nick Sturgeon - Director of Information Security IU Health – Self-Proclaimed Cyber Warrior (Virtual)
  3. Mark Clausman - Owner, Sterlyn Group, Inc.

1:35pm - 2:00pm | Effective Cyber Training + Resources Speaker: George Bailey - Assistant Director, Purdue cyberTAP

2:05pm - 2:30pm | Cyber Patch Management + Backups Speaker

2:30pm - 3:00pm | Break with Snacks + Networking + IN3 CyPhy Lab Tour

3:00pm - 3:15pm | DoD Maturity Model: Lowest to Highest Compliance Speaker: Gene Jones - Purdue cyberTap/Principal Cybersecurity Consultant – Self Proclaimed Threat Hunter

3:15pm - 3:30pm | Prime Contractor: How are they levying requirements on sub-contractors?

3:30pm-3:45pm | How is the state adding cybersecurity requirements in to contracting? Speaker: Tracy Barnes - Chief Information Officer at State of Indiana

3:45pm - 4:15pm | Leveraging systems engineering to manage cybersecurity controls as requirements Speaker: Nathaniel Husted - Cybersecurity Scientist, NSWC, Crane

4:15pm - 4:30pm | Closing Remarks

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Networking + Happy Hour

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