Cybersecurity & Technology Summit (CATS)

Starts:  Sep 12, 2019 08:00 (ET)
Ends:  Sep 13, 2019 17:00 (ET)
Associated with  Tallahassee Chapter

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.  We also partnered with PMI Tallahassee to provide project management training opportunities.

                      CLICK HERE FOR CATS 2019 AGENDA 


Leon Jaimes, Sollievo IT, LLC

Founder and Principal Security Architect



The Cybersecurity Crisis Facing Rural America & Small Business


Fouad Khalil, SecurityScorecard

Vice President of Compliance


Improve Security, Privacy and Compliance with Continuous Oversight


Heath Beach, Division of State Technology

Florida Department of Management Services

Deputy State Chief Information Officer


Future of IT Leadership

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
SheLeadsTech Panel (DD)

Heather Weigel, PMP

Capital Programs Construction Coordinator

Tallahassee International Airport

CATS Session:

Project Communication: Best Practices for a Successful Project

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)

Chris Montgomery

Principal Systems Engineer

Proofpoint, Inc.

CATS Session:

People-Centric Security

Analytics and Strategy

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



Sean Casey

Lead Solution Engineer


CATS Sessions:

With all the security I have, why worry about the application?


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


Alex Restrepo

Sr. Principal, Solutions Marketing


CATS Session:

Focus on IT Outcomes, Not IT Process



Thomas Vaughn

State Chief Information Security Officer

Division of State Technology

Florida Department of Management Services

CATS Sessions:

SheLeadsTech Panel (DD)

Dawn Woods

State of Florida Advisory Leader

Ernst & Young

CATS Sessions:

SheLeadsTech Panel (DD)

 Angela Gonzalez

Chief, Infrastructure & Operations

Florida Department of Corrections

CATS Sessions:

SheLeadsTech Panel (DD)


(DD)= 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

PMI Members: $150.00
Groups 5+: $150.00
Students/Academic Faculty: 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

Click here for more information on becoming a sponsor!


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