Oklahoma State University Cyber Security Conference

Starts:  Apr 21, 2021 9:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Apr 22, 2021 12:00 PM (CT)

April 21-22, 2021

April 21: 9 am - 12 noon | April 22: 9 - 11:30 am

Live, Virtual Conference


The Cyber Security Conference is an opportunity for business professionals involved in cyber security to learn from experts in the field. As the field continues to evolve and cyber criminals find new ways to attack organizations, it is imperative for security professionals to learn from each other in forums like this. Those who attend will: 

  • Discuss the human element risks your organization faces
  • Explore the nature and motivation behind internal and external people who pose a risk to your organization’s security
  • Consider how to enhance the cyber security strategy for your organization

Registration information

Individual registration - $115 per person

Multiple registration discount (8 or more people) - $100 per person


Who should attend

This conference is designed for cyber security professionals in all industries. People who should attend this conference include: 

  • Senior-level leaders
  • Information technology leaders, managers and specialists 
  • System and data administrators
  • Business leaders involved in the decision-making process for cyber security strategy, implementation and management.

  • April 21

    9 a.m. - Welcome

    Conference moderator: Dr. Rick Wilson, department head, Management Science and Information Systems, W. Paul Miller Professorship in Business Administration, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University


    9:10 a.m. - Real Stories from the Dark/Cyber Side

    Your organization exists to serve your consumers and in order to continue to do this you need to protect your reputation. As cyber security professionals, what can we do to help protect our organization’s information and, in return, its reputation? This presentation will discuss and analyze several incidents that surprised, baffled and caused disruption for organizations and consumers. 


    Participants will explore:

    • How to enhance the level of protection offered to better serve consumers 
    • Case studies for key takeaways

    Presenter: Sundeep Kapur, Educator and Founder, Digital Credence, Inc., Lexington, KY


    10 a.m. - Break


    10:10 a.m. - Successful CISO Leaders Excel at these 7 Factors 

    How do we know if the CISO’s security program has accounted for all the right components to be effective? Are the CISOs and their teams focusing on the most important activities? This session applies the time-tested McKinsey 7S framework (strategy, structure, systems, style, staff, skills, and shared values) to today’s cybersecurity leadership issues. Based on the book “CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers,” topics discussed will include CISO evolution, developing a strategy, reporting relationships, privacy, incident lessons learned, reporting to the board, generational workforce management, laws and control frameworks. 


    When leaving this session, participants will be more effective in: 

    • Leading an organizationally effective information security/cybersecurity program 
    • Uncovering areas not addressed by the current program 
    • Apply the 7 Effective Management factors to 13 different security issue areas 
    • Leveraging the experience of other CISOs and cybersecurity leaders 

    Presenter: Todd Fitzgerald, CISO and Cybersecurity Leadership Author, CISO Spotlight, Chicago, IL


    11 a.m. - Break


    11:10 a.m. - Cybercrime Finds a Way 

    Despite law enforcement takedowns, the cybercriminal underground is robust and continues to thrive. Just like the dinosaurs in the 1993 film Jurassic Park, “cybercrime, uh, finds a way.”


    This presentation will discuss: 

    • A brief history of the cybercriminal underground 
    • The differences between forums, marketplaces and automated vending carts 
    • Innovations in the cybercriminal underground 
    • How to protect your enterprise against cybercriminals

    Presenter: Rick Holland, Chief Information Security Officer, Vice President Strategy, Digital Shadows, Dallas, TX


    12 p.m. - Adjourn


    April 22

    9 a.m. - Hacking Exposed - A Look Inside the Techniques of OceanLotus/APT32 

    Take a journey with us as we expose the mind of the enemy, revealing the latest methods that cybercriminals use to infiltrate modern security defenses, and how to thwart them. With the best tools, expertise and powerful AI-based technology, we will uncover the secrets behind today’s modern hacking arsenal and provide you with the means to protect your organization. 


    Participants will discuss:

    • The ever-changing threat landscape 
    • How to prevent and respond to today’s most pervasive threats - including ones never seen before.  

    Presenter: Brian Robison, Chief Evangelist, Blackberry Cylance, Irvine, CA


    9:50 a.m. - Break


    10 a.m. - Cyber Risk in the Wake of COVID-19: Building Greater Resilience

    Disruption from COVID-19 has created a number of cybersecurity and privacy risks that organizations should consider in the coming months and even years.


    Participants will discuss:

    • Cyber challenges in response to COVID-19 disruption
    • Resilient organizations and cyber hygiene
    • Knowing your risk and preempting threats
    • Cyber empowering the enterprise in the era of digital transformations


    Presenter: Madeline Mitchell, Manager, Advisory Strategy and Operations Lead for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Offering and AI Center of Excellence, Deloitte, Oklahoma City, OK


    10:50 a.m. - Table Topic Discussion via virtual breakout rooms


    11:30 a.m. - Adjourn


Online Instructions:
Url: http://business.okstate.edu/cepd/programs/cyber_security.html
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Krysta Gilbert