Upcoming Event: INTERFACE Sacramento February 14th
Upcoming Event: INTERFACE Portland March 8th
Upcoming Event: INTERFACE Arkansas March 22nd
Upcoming Event: INTERFACE Charlotte March 29th

Forecasting 2018 Cyber Threats and How California is Prepared

  Presented by Keith Tresh • Commander, California Cybersecurity Integration Center

Keith leads the Cal-CSIC Team developing the State’s cyber vision and strategic direction. At the INTERFACE-Sacramento event on February 14th, Keith will lay out how the Cal-CSIC is meeting their Gubernatorial mandate to establish and lead the California Cybersecurity Integration Center as the central organizing hub of state government’s cybersecurity activities, and coordinate information sharing with local, state and federal agencies, the education sector, tribal governments, utilities and other service providers and non-governmental organizations. He will also discuss how the Cal-CSIC interrelates and operates with the California Department of Technology, The California Highway Patrol, and the California Military Department to keep California cyber secure and advance State cyber resilience.

The California Cybersecurity Integration Center works closely with the California State Threat Assessment System and the U.S Department of Homeland Security – National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, sharing cyber threat information that is received pertaining to academic institutions, utilities, private companies, and other appropriate sources every day. At this meeting, you will understand why and how you can become one of their partners, and Keith will discuss future opportunities for you to partner with State on in the cybersecurity realm.

Judging Infrastructure & Security by Our Actions Rather Than Intention

  Presented by Matt Harper • Director of Information Security & Infrastructure, Devon Energy Corporation

If we graded ourselves on the progress we’ve made in IT over the past 20 years, would we be satisfied with the results? There are many common challenges which have persisted throughout the years. The question is this: are the solutions out of reach or do our actions fall short of our intentions? In this talk, Matt Harper will share his perspective (and a few confessions) of the constant struggle to “walk the talk” across information security and infrastructure operations.

Matt Harper serves as the Director of Information Security & Infrastructure for Devon Energy Corporation, a Fortune 500 oil & gas Company headquartered in Oklahoma City. His responsibilities include leading the execution of Devon’s technology strategy and managing cyber risk to Devon’s technology and data.

Mr. Harper serves as a board member for the Oil & Gas ISAC, is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute IT Security Subcommittee, and the Chair of the Oil & Gas Sector Coordinating Council collaborating with the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security on energy security policy.

Prior to joining Devon, Harper served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he specialized in cyber investigations, critical infrastructure protection and intelligence matters. Harper has been on the front lines on numerous computer intrusion investigations involving state sponsored attacks, terrorist groups, organized crime and hacker groups. While in the FBI, Mr. Harper created the Cyber Program and founded the Oklahoma InfraGard chapter.

Harper is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), holds numerous technical certifications and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Missouri.

2017 Information Security: So Far So ____? (Good/Bad/Ugly)

  Presented by Jon Hallberg • Information Security Officer, Firefly Credit Union

Feeling a bit “Meh” About 2017 so far? In this session, we will compare and contrast with last year from the perspective of vulnerabilities, exploits and recent high-profile breaches. The Equifax data breach has been gathering plenty of headlines in recent weeks. What can we do to make sure this doesn’t happen to us? At times, it seems like there is no end in sight to securing your network, but there is hope!

We’ll talk about what’s changed, and what we as IT professionals can do to tackle 2018 with a better and brighter outlook.

Jon is a Minneapolis based IT professional with more than 25 years in the information technology field. Eighteen of those years have been within the credit union movement.

Whether it’s dealing with technology vendors, creating new financial applications, or building complex information systems security infrastructures, Jon has worked to establish strong but sensible standards that organizations can use to help protect themselves from today’s ever-changing threats.

Aside from architecting Firefly’s Information Security program, Jon is an active participant and delegate of numerous IT communities and Credit Union trade associations. He truly believes that sound security practices need to be shared across organizational boundaries; he champions the idea of creating a “security culture” within the workplace. Additionally, he feels the overall strengthening of IT can be achieved by the sharing of security knowledge and resources among his peers.

Jon holds the globally recognized SANS GIAC-GSEC*, the ISC2 CISSP*, and the Cisco CCNA* designations.

An InfoSec Watershed Moment

  Presented by Rob Ferrill • CISO, UAB MC

Rob Ferrill, Chief Information Security Officer, UAB Health System. Rob is a Graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He holds CISSP, and Encase EnCE certifications and has had prior certifications from Microsoft, SANS (GCIH, GCFA) and Checkpoint (CCSA, CCSE). Rob has 24+ years of experience in IT with the last 17 being focused on Information Security. Rob leads a team of security professionals at UAB Health System, responsible for developing, maintaining, overseeing, and operating security tools, processes, and policies. Rob oversees the protection of information assets via security event management, risk assessments, technology reviews and incident response / digital forensics. Rob also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer for the Health System and the University.