January 2019 Chapter Meeting

When:  Jan 17, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MT)

Blockchain: What does that mean and what does it look like?

​With the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 18-086 in the spring of 2018, the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is now required to consider Blockchain as a technology enhancer when developing solutions to enhance the cyber security of state IT systems and data. What does that mean and what does it look like? Join us for a discussion of where OIT is headed with Blockchain, what some of the benefits might be, and take a look at where public/private partnerships will need to be leveraged to move this legislative initiative forward

Learning Points:

  • What is Block Chain
  • Benefits of using
  • What public/private partnerships are needed

    About the Speakers:
    Trace Ridpath
    is an information security leader with over 18 years of experience in cybersecurity, cloud, networking, and telecommunications in state government. In Trace’s role as the Director of Security Governance he is responsible for strategic security program development which covers ensuring all programmatic components are in place to effectively identify, manage, and reduce risk across an enterprise that spans 18 executive branches agencies with over 30,000 employees and over one hundred thousand interconnected computing devices. Trace also serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity advising the state of Colorado Homeland Security All Hazards team and is an adjunct professor at Pueblo Community College teaching cybersecurity courses when his busy schedule allows. Trace is passionate about information security and information sharing to empower organizations of all sizes to understand and reduce their risk. Trace holds many security and IT certifications including CISSP, CCSP, and ITIL and and a number of others and utilizes his experiences to effectively manage complex security projects to successful deployment and implementation.

    Mohamed Malki is an active member in Colorado cyber security community and global contributor to cyber security trainings and certifications. Mr.Malki is CISSP-ISSEP, CISA, CISM, CEH, Triple AWS Certifications, CSA CCSK, ISC2 CCSP, CompTIA Cloud+ and CSA+ Subject Matter Expert (SME). Mr. Malki is a community leader in preparing future cyber defenders and enable career change to fill the security professional workforce gap. Mr. Malki is the director of enterprise security architecture and HIPAA office with Colorado Governor Office of IT. Mr. Malki is the chairman of OIT Cloud Computing Governance Community with task to coordinate and collaborate cloud services consumption throughout the enterprise. Mr. Malki holds two masters in electrical and computer engineering.



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