Gain insights and tools to ensure you’re prepared to defend against cyber threats

Join CSU’s College of Business Computer Information Systems Department  and the CSU Cybersecurity Center to learn from business and public agency leaders and gain the tools and skills you need to ensure you’re prepared for and ready to respond to cyber attacks on your organization.

The forum platform is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology framework, which provides a common language for understanding, managing, and expressing cybersecurity risk. At the highest level, the Framework Core consists of five functions - Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. This forum focuses on the Identify and Protect functions.

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  • 9:00am-9:15am: Welcome, Introductions
  • 9:15am-10:00am: Keynote: “Colorado’s Office of Information Technology and the State’s 2022 Cybersecurity Risk Landscape” - Ray Yepes, Chief Information Security Officer, Governor’s Office of Information Technology, State of Colorado
  • 10:00-10:30am: “Recognizing You Are a Target” - Aaron Ayers, Head of Datacenter and Security, JBS
  • 10:30am-11:00am: “Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Threat Landscape that It Is Addressing” - Mattie Gullixson, Senior Cyber Analyst, Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Colorado Information Analysis Center
  • 11:00am-11:30am: “Access Management, Awareness/Training, Data Security, Information Protection Processes and Procedures, and Protective Technologies” - Kelly Poto, Information Security Specialist, Cybersecurity Awareness & Training, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Colorado State University
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm: “Reliance on External Parties” - Kaiser Cooper, AVP, Data Analytics Audit Manager, Innovations Team at Wells Fargo
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm: “Challenges in Cyber-Physical Systems and Security” - Chris Sundberg, Product Cybersecurity Engineering in the office of the CTO, Woodward, Inc.
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm: “What You Don’t Know Will Bite You in the Butt” - Steve Lovaas, Chief Information Security Officer, Colorado State University - Fort Collins and CSU System
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm: “Lessons Learned: My Business Was a Victim of a Cybersecurity Ransomware Attack” - Sid Payne, CEO and Founder, ViaTek


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