Cybersecurity & Technology Summit (CATS)

Starts:  Sep 12, 2019 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Sep 13, 2019 5:00 PM (ET)

ISACA Tallahassee Chapter would like to invite you to be a part of our 2019 Cybersecurity and Technology Summit (CATS). This premier event provides security, audit, technology, privacy, and risk professionals a dynamic opportunity to sharpen their skills, expand their professional network, gain new insights into advancing their careers within cybersecurity and audit, and discover new products to assist them on the job. 

CATS is designed to provide participants a chance to earn up to 16 CPE through a variety of continuing education sessions that will offer opportunities to improve their audit, governance, cybersecurity, and risk knowledge.

The 2018 CATS received high praise from the 175+ attendees taking part in the inaugural event. We have added some extra features this year to make the event even more valuable and exciting for attendees: deep dive sessions into more technical topics, longer networking breaks, and an after hours social on September 12th.



Keynote Theme: The Cybersecurity Crisis Facing Rural America & Small Business

Leon Jaimes, pronounced hi-Mays, draws on nearly 20 years of experience working in enterprise networks and IT environments to apply a broad and deep skillset towards securing enterprise networks. He is passionate about information security, learning new attack methods, and creative problem solving.

 Leon founded Sollievo IT, LLC in 2017 and has established the business at the forefront of performing gap analysis and remediation against the NIST SP800 -171 standard.



Fouad Khalil, SecurityScorecard

Keynote Theme: Improve Security, Privacy and Compliance with Continuous Oversight

Fouad Khalil is the VP Compliance at SecurityScorecard and responsible for compliance programs, auditor education and alignment with best practices. With experience in the technology space, SDLC, IT, program management and most recently IT Security and Compliance management, Khalil’s career path has provided him with keen insights in the areas of network, system and database administration, software programming and much more.

 For two decades, Khalil has focused on data security and compliance-- an industry expert in IT, NIST, Internal Controls, GDPR, SOX, PCI DSS, HIPAA and HITECH.  Khalil holds a BS in EECE from Marquette University and CISA and ITIL.


Featured CATS Speakers

Jason Yakencheck

Senior Managing Consultant


CATS Sessions:

Security Automation


Adaptable Cyber Defense

Melinda M Miguel

Chief Inspector General

Executive Office of the Governor

CATS Session:

Internal Audit's Role in Cybersecurity

Clifford Stokes, Jr.

Chief Information Security Officer

Florida A&M University

CATS Session:

Incorporating Threat Intelligence into Security Strategy & Operations

Karina Moorman

Senior Consultant


CATS Session:

Hands-on Forensics for Auditors (DD)

Mark Thomas


Escoute Consulting

CATS Sessions:

Adopting GRC program for digital transformation using COBIT2019 (DD)


Managing 3rd Party Risk with COBIT2019 (DD)

Lillian Spell

Internal Audit Manager

Leon County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

CATS Session:

IT Auditing Within Small Audit Shops

Nicholas Carroll

Cyber Navigator

Florida Department of State

CATS Sessions:

Alphabet Soup: Navigating the Current Landscape of Certifications


Raspberry Py: Tasty Recipes for Python (DD)

Deidre Melton

Internal Auditor/Investigator

Florida A&M University

CATS Sessions:

Florida SUS ITAG:

Higher Education IT Auditing

(By Invitation Only) (DD)

Sarah Hall

Inspector General

Department of Management Services

CATS Session:

IT Report Writing: Communicating Issues with Impact

Vincent Hunt

Founder & CEO
The Better Design Co.

CATS Session:

Innovation is Not a Buzzword,

It’s A Survival Word

Danielle Alvarez

Senior Cyber Security Strategist

Hayes e-Government Resources, Inc.

CATS Sessions:

SheLeadsTech Panel (DD)

Keatron Evans

Managing Consultant

KM Cyber Security, LLC

CATS Session:

Threat Hunting

Michael Katz

Security Specialist


CATS Session:

Using DNS, DHCP, and IPAM as the Foundation of Cyber Security Architecture

Tirthankar Ghosh

Professor and Associate Director

University of West Florida:

Center for Cybersecurity

CATS Session:

Importance of Threat Sharing:

An Overview of Sharing Platforms

Dave Lunger

Director of Project Management


CATS Session:

Developing a Project Estimate You Can Live With

Bunmi Alli

Risk Assurance Director


CATS Session:

Auditing Cloud Applications: A Practical Approach



Matthew Rose

Global Director Application Security Strategy


CATS Session:

How to Put the Sec in DevOps (DD)

Melody Harrington


Enterprise Expeditions

CATS Session:

Agile Change Management for Security Teams (DD)

 China Widener

Lead Client Service Partner

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

CATS Session:

Taking your Career to 5G, Women and Diverse Practitioners


 Milt Rosberg

Global VP Sales, Marketing & Business Development

Vanguard Integrity Professionals

CATS Session:

Security Audit & Compliance - Complex Environment




Chris Montgomery

Principal Systems Engineer

Proofpoint, Inc.

CATS Session:

People-Centric Security

Analytics and Strategy




= Deep Dive Session

We will continue to update the speaker list as speakers finalize their session titles. Please check back often for updates.


CATS Registration Information

CATS Location:
FSU Turnbull Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Parking is included in the cost of registration.
ISACA Members: $150.00
Non-ISACA Members: $200.00
Groups 5+: $150.00
Students: Free
Registration includes entrance to the 2 day summit and social plus breakfast, snacks, and lunch each day.
Registration prices increase September 1st so register today at the best price!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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FSU Turnbull Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Deidre Melton