Spring 2024

Please note that each speaker will start at the completion of the prior speaker's presentation.

Tuesday, April 2
7:00 PM USA Eastern Time (UTC-5)

Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 852 5476 3895
Passcode: KSUCybr24

Guest Host: Christopher Wilder

  1. Tammy King, Industry Professional, “Overcoming Imposter Syndrome”
  2. Joy Toney, Industry Professional, “The Value of Security Culture”
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 PM USA Eastern Time (UTC-5)

Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 852 5476 3895
Passcode: KSUCybr24

Guest Host: Sean Flowers

  1. Collin Parker, Industry Professional, “Product Security and PSIRTs”
  2. Kent Bryan, Industry Professional, “What is Web Cloud Filtering”
Wednesday, January 17   Pete Smith, “Managing Threat Analysis
Kyle Smith, “Cybersecurity as a Brand"
Tuesday, January 30   

Phillip Mahan, “How is a raven like a writing desk?
Katherine Fithen, “Creating Effective Policy

Wednesday, February 14  

Nia Luckey, “Leveraging Federal Compliance Best Practices To Protect AI Data
Galina Shelest, “Art of Threat Modeling

Tuesday, February 27  

Chris Silvers, “NIST SP 800-63”
Stephen Omorogbe, “Supply Chain Risk Management and National Security
Shannon Garcia, “Elevating Your Application Security Program

Wednesday, March 20  

Philip Plantamura, “Security Onion: Peel Back the Layers of Your Enterprise
Keith Deininger, “Developing and Executing an Effective Third-Party Risk Management Program””

Cybersecurity Speakers From Prior Sessions

Cybersecurity speakers from prior sessions - Note links to presentations will require authentication with Kennesaw State University credentials:

    • Tue, August 22, 2023, Dustin Sachs, WFS, “How to Leverage Behavioral Science to Enhance Cybersecurity” and S. Subramanian, Industry Professional, “Developing Secure Software

      Tue, September 19, 2023, Greg Aitken, Regional Director, Intaso, Inc, "Resume -> Applications -> Interview ->Job" and James Baird, Focus Brands, “Web Application Security Program – Strategies and Tools”

      Wed, October 4, 2023, James Venezia, CPCU, CCIS, CCIC, Phoenix Insurance Group, “Cyber Insurance – Basics for Cybersecurity Pros” and Phillip Mahan, Industry Professional, “Privacy and Cybersecurity

      Wed, October 18, 2023, Yosef Beck, IHG, “Anatomy of a Breach”, and Jake Bulim, Industry Professional, “SOC Structures, Leading Analysts and Making an Effective Team

      Tue, October 24, 2023, Chris Silvers. Industry Professional, “The Long and Winding Alley: Social Engineering Parables

      Tue, October 31, KSU Cybersecurity Awareness Day

      Wed, November 8, 2023, Stephen Omorogbe, GTRI, “Engineering Secure Systems: Cyber and National Defense” and Stephen McCamy, Aflac, “Staying on the Technical Track

      Tue, November 14, 2023, Wes Knight, Needling Worldwide, “Effective Communications Is Critical To Your Success” and David Benton, CHOA, “Incident Response Field Practices

    • Tue., August 23, 2022, Jacob Lovell, Solutions Engineer at Akamai, "Denial of Service: Taxonomy and Vocabulary" and Aldo Febro, Ph.D.,  CISO at Continuant, "DDoS against VoIP Services: Threat & Career Opportunities"

      Wed., September 7, 2022, Yosef Beck, Director of Security Architecture at IHG, "Network Security for Smarties"

      Tue., September 20, 2022, Jon Anderson, "Overview of Changes in PCI DSS 4.0" and Brent Holt, Edge Solutions

      Wed., October 5, 2022, Kaustubh Kubde, Equifax, "How to break into Cybersecurity & Essential Tips for a Strong Foundation" and Sam Leonard, Veeam, "Disaster Recovery After Cyberattack"

      Tue., October 18, 2022, Charles Herring, Witfoo, "Federating Cybersecurity Operations", and Phillip Mahan, Chief Risk Officer for Code Named Projects, LLC., "It's a Matter of Trust" ¤

      Wed., November 2, 2022, Ryan Basden, risk3sixty, "Technical Security Career Paths"  ¤

      Tue., November 15, 2022, Asher Andree, Mandiant, "Pathway to Being a Pentester" and Jake Bulim, "SOC Structures and How to Lead Analysts to Make an Effective Team"

    • Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Brian Albertson, State Farm Insurance, "Enterprise Data Enablement Risks, Controls and Vulnerabilities"

      Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 19:00 - 21:00, Virtual Session
      Yosef Beck, IHG, "Designing an effective Security Metrics and Reporting Program" 
      Christian Hyatt, risk3sixty, "Results and trends from 1000 security assessments" 

      Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 19:00 - 21:00, Hybrid - In person and Zoom
      Jacob Lovell, Akamai, “MFA is broken: How recent developments in FIDO2 fixes it”
      Dan Smith, Industry Expert, "Recovering from Ransomware and Other Disasters"

      Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 19:00 - 21:00, Hybrid - In person and Zoom
      Maryann Douglass & Sherri Collis, Online Business Systems, "Personal Security Awareness for Online Presence"
      Ward Pyles, Kids2

      Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 19:00 - 21:00, Hybrid - In person and Zoom
      Brandy Griffin, Avalon Cyber, "The Incident Response Lifecycle"
      Betty DuBois, Independent Security Consultant, "Network Reconnaissance with Open Source Tools"

      Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 19:00 - 21:00 via Zoom
      Jack Healey, BHA Group, "Impact of Bias on Risk Appetite and Tolerance" 
      Phillip Mahan, Industry Professional

    • Jacob Lovell, Solutions Engineer, Akamai, “Securing the Enterprise: Application Access and its Challenges

      Sarah Beck, State Farm, “Behavior Analytics for Security

      Vinton Cerf, The Early Internet

      Mike Rothman, “The future of security operations in a DevOps world”

      Chris Silvers, “Freelance cybersecurity trends and techniques” 

      Anne Marie Colombo, SAP America, “Securing the Cloud”

      Nick Travis Palo Alto Networks, “Defending Against Data Exfiltration via DNS” 

      Tim Callahan, AFLAC

      Maryann Douglas, Online Business Systems, “You CAN Get There from Here – Women in Cybersecurity” 

      Jack Healey, “Cyber Incident Communication Strategies”

      James Blanton, Security Professional

      Nick Corn, Ionic Security, “Application-level Denial of Service”

      Joe DiBiase, Interface, “Things we learned and adjusted to deal with  Covid-19”

      Kevin & Garrett Beaver, “Security from a Teenager’s Perspective…And what businesses need to be on the lookout for among their rising workforce”

    • Tim O'Neill, Network Forensics

      Joseph DiBiase, Director of Information Security, Interface, The horse has left the barn and we have the saddle!: Our journey into the cloud

      Tim Cullen, Adapture, Incident Response

      Jeff Jones, Threat Hunter, Low Knowledge Authentication

      Moazzam Khan, Security Researcher, IBM, Watson Security Research, Next Generation SIEM: Qradar and its Applications

      Jacob Lovell, Security Solutions Architect, Akamai Technologies, Fighting Armies of Zombie Robots with a Giant Robot

      Rashed Chowdhury, Principle Enterprise Applications, Infosys, Salesforce as a Platform for Innovation

      Debra Oglesby, , FIS Worldpay, Project Management

      Tate Ferguson, Service Transition Manager, FIS Worldpay, Technical Writing

      Corey Bingham, Nathan Raymer, A Primer on Georgia Payment Processing Tech Companies

      Brian Albertson , IT Control Product Owner, State Farm, Automating IT Compliance

      Jack Healey, Founder/CEO, Bear Hill Advisory Group, Baking Risk into Your Information System Soufflé

      Daniel Williams, Matt Crane, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

    • Walter Tong, GA Technology Authority, Incident Management

      Ward Pyles, IHG, Career Tracks in ISA Management

      Sherron Burgess, BCD Travel, Launching an ISA Career

      Brian Albertson, State Farm, REAL IT Controls
      Tim O’Neal, Industry Professional, Why the Physical Layer Still Matters

      Debby Briggs, NetScout, What is your Security’s Weakest Link?  The Human Firewall!

      Tim O’Neal, Being an Expert Witness
      Mike Rothman, Securiosis, DevSecOps

      Mitch Moosbrugger, CyberArk, Emerging Threats to Privileged Account Security and Privileged Access Management

      Jeff Jones, Security Professional, The State of Insecurity in the World Today

      Katie Greenfield, Brooksource

      Alex Kirk, Tenable

      Chris Farris, Turner Inc., Pen-testing AWS

      Jack Healey, Bear Hill Advisory Group, Management Role in a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

      Phillip Mahan, Ionic Security

      Louis Kandel

      Philip Andreae, FIDO: The case for better authentication

      Mark German, KPMG

      Philip Mahan, Ionic Security, Security Privacy and Governance for Business Majors

    • Tim Cullen, Adapture, Dealing with Ransomware

      Phillip Mahan, Ionic Security, Why GPDR Matters to You

      Dan Streuber, Cisco, Analyzing Encrypted Network Traffic

      Brad Stafford, Checkpoint, Securing the Cloud

      Jeff Jones, Threat intelligence for the new security professional

      JoEtta LeSueur, MSIS, CISSP, Product Security Manager, Ionic Security

      Ward Pyles; CISSP, CRISC, NSA; BS IS, Masters of Law; Director Global Security and Assurance InterContinental Hotels Group

      Kyle Waddle, Comcast, Managing Cyber Crisis Events Within Matrix Organizations

      Walter Tong, Georgia Technology Authority, Managing Cyber Incidents

      Nat Prakongan, IBM, The IBM Security Cyber Range

      Ward Pyles, Intercontinental Hotels Group, ISA Careers and Advancement

      Kevin Beaver, Principle Logic, Planning a Consulting Career in ISA

      Robert Roberts, The Coca-Cola Company

      Rafal Los, Seventy7 Consulting

    • Wed. February 8, 2023, Brian Albertson, State Farm, "IT Risk Trends and Impact to Cybersecurity" and Ian Kahn, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, "Privileged Access Management – An Introduction

      Tue., February 21, 2023, Yosef Beck, Director of Security Architecture at IHG, "Vendor Requests for Proposals" and Chris Black, Warner Media, "SOAR: Automate All the SecOps Things

      Wed. March 15, 2023, Kyle Smith, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, "Cybersecurity as a Brand"

      Tue., March 28, 2023, Ward Pyles, Kids2, "Starting your Career in Cyber Security, Not Just a Job" and Sethuraman Srinivas, "Enterprise Security Metrics - Relevance and Application"

      Tue., April 4, 2023, Manhattan Associates, George Garza √, Director for Risk & Scott Perales ×, Director of Security Architecture Cloud Operations, "Securing the Cloud: Reports from the Field"

      Wed. April 12, 2023, Dave Croasdell & Jim Elste, Cyberworkerz, "Cyber Teaching Hospitals and Cyber Clinics: Extending cybersecurity support to the community" and Patrick Sullivan, a-lign.com, "Importance of Professional Communication"

      Tue., April 18, 2023, Greg Aitken, Intaso Inc., "Resume -> Applications -> Interview ->Job" and Chris Silvers, Industry Professional, "Freelance Cybersecurity Trends and Techniques

    • Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Jacob Lovell, Solutions Engineer at Akamai, "Containing the Breach: The Evolution of Microsegmentation"

      Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Ben McInnis, Technical Marketing Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, "State of Cloud-native Security in 2022 and Nick Corn, Penetration Tester at CodeMettle, "Effective Communication to Executives for Cyber Security Professionals"

      Wednesday, February 16, 20221, Ward Pyles at Kids2 and Christian Hyatt, CEO and Founder at risk3sixty, "The 5 CISO Archetypes"

      Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Bernard Barnes, Client Executive at Kyndryl, Inc. -- State of Georgia SLED, "How to Sell Cybersecurity Services" and J. David Quilter, Coach and Author for Security Leaders, "How to Build a Smart Security Program"

      Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Yosef Beck, Director of Security Architecture at IHG, "Cybersecurity as a Competitive Advantage" and Mike Rothman at Securosis, "Evolution of the SOC"

      Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Zola Maswanganye, Information Security Engineer, "Who is responsible for Security" and Jade West, Cybersecurity Engineer at The Home Depot, "Essential API Security"

      Wednesday, April 13, 2022, Keyaan Williams, Managing Director at Class-LLC, "Mastering Cybersecurity Metrics" and Anne-Marie Colombo at SAP America, "Zero Trust Without the Hype"

    • Anne Marie Columbo, SAP America, Inc., Risk Management Framework Overview

      Jack Healy, CPA, CFF, CFE, CRISC, Chief Executive Officer, Bear Hill Advisory Group, LLCCPA, Risk Management: Deep Thoughts and Better Results

      Yosef Beck, Principal Security Architect, IHG, Network Security Monitoring: Process & Tools Overview

      Alain Espinosa, Director of Security Operations, MSS at Online Business Systems, Preparing for your career in cybersecurity (from student to professional)

      Michael Lockhart, Director of Compliance, Salesforce Mulesoft

      Brian Albertson, AWSCCP, CDPSE, CRISC, ITIL, POPM, IT Control Management Product Owner, State Farm® IT Risk & Compliance, TBuilding Compliance Into Business Operations

      Adam Kehler - Director, RSP Healthcare Services at Online Business Systems, Cybersecurity in Healthcare

      Ward Pyles, KidsII Inc., Driving security teams to be more effective

      Jacob Lovell, Akamai Technologies, Web Application Security at the Edge

      Nat Prakongpan, Technical Director, X-Force Threat Intelligence and Cyber Range Lab, IBM Security, Ox Response, Incident Response Preparedness for Business

      Chris Silvers, C G Silvers Consulting, Freelance Cybersecurity Trends and Techniques

      Matthew Dobbs, Chief Integration Architect, X-Force Threat Intelligence and Integration Lab, IBM Security, Leveraging Zero Trust Architecture

      Yosef Beck, Principal Security Architect, IHG

    • David Allen, CISO, Georgia Technology Authority, Managing Cyber Risk for the Enterprise

      David Anderson, Security Consultant, Akamai Technologies, Planning and Executing Continuity Plans

      John Traino, CIO, Aaron, What it Takes to Innovate

      Bob Varnadoe, CISO, NCR, Techniques for Detecting a Cyber Attack

      Jacob Lovell, Solutions Engineer, Akamai Technologies, Third Party Scripts: Magecart & Other Threats

      Adi Wong, Akamai Technologies, Cloud Security/Akamai 101

      Phillip Mahan, Communicating Risk Appetite and Tolerance

      Sasi Pulipaka, Risk Manager, Verizon, Data Privacy and Corporate Responsibility

      Jeff Jones, Threat Hunter, Threat Intelligence Brief

      Jacob Lovell, Technical Presales, Akamai Technologies, Incident Response

      Mitch Moosbrugger, Regional Directory, CyberArk Software, The Challenges of Remote Vendor Access

      Mike Rothman, President, Securosis, Advancing Cloud Security: The Next Phase

      Tim Callahan, Global Chief Security Officer, Aflac, The Value of Threat Intelligence

    • Phillip Mahan, Security & Compliance Manager, Calendly, I am the LAW: Statutory Compliance in Corporate Cyber Security

      Tim O'Neal, Managing Criminal CYBER Investigations

      Walter Tong, GTA, Cyber Intelligence Briefing

      Jeff Jones, Industry Professional Technical Threat Brief

      Mitch Moosberger, Cyberark

      Alex Edwards, Engineer, Cisco

       Joe Catron, Lead Automation Engineer, CelticQA Solutions

      Clarence Daniels, Lead QA Engineer, CelticQA Solutions

      Frank Rietta, Applying Agile and Security in Software Development

      Philip Andreae, Payment Card Security

      Dennis Kosmetatos, NCR, Business Value of Identity and Access Management

      Tim O’Neill, Attacking the Internet of Things

      Jack Healey, Bear Hill Advisory Group, Security and the Role of Risk Assessment

      Alex Edwards, Cisco

      Danny Wasserman, Akamai Technologies

      Katie Greenfield, Senior Technical Recruiter, Brooksource

      Dan Schroeder, Aprio, Information Assurance for Security and Compliance

      Bill Morrison, McKesson, SecOps Management & Planning

      Carlos Batista, BetterCloud, Software Security

      Louis Kandel, Interviewing for Success, Retired IBM Executive

    • Phillip Mahan, Ionic Security, Creating Effective Policy

      Damien Suggs, Saltworks, Application Security

      Dan Streuber, Cisco, Encrypted Traffic Analytics

      James Blanton, Winter Olympics Cyber Threats

      Jeff Jones, Threat Intelligence

      Tim O’Neill, Security Professional

      Preeti Ravinda, IBM Security, Watson for Cybersecurity. 

      Jeff Jones, Security Professional, Developing Threat Intelligence

      Tim Cullen, Adapture, Introduction to Block Chain Technology 

      Anne Marie Colombo, SAP America, Enterprise Resource Planning

      Katie Greenfield, Brooksource, Managing the Recruiting Process

      Shekesa McLaurin, Macy’s, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship

      Brian Albertson, State Farm, Staying Current in the Field

      Ben Mcinnis, Cisco, Compliance Role in Incident Response

      Scott Baker, The Coca-Cola Company, Data Loss Prevention

      Ward Pyles, IHG, Preparing for your ISA Career 

      Andrew Hamilton, Cybiant, Do what works, not what’s flashy

      Walter Tong, Georgia Technology Authority

      Anne Marie Colombo, SAP America, SAP & Threat Intelligence

    • Gordon Shenkle, Security Services Master Plan, June 2

      Taiye Lambo, Governance Design, June 7

      Yosef Beck, Policy Design, June 9

      Jeff Jones, Security Operations Design, June 14

      Debra Oglesby, Staffing Planning, June 16

      Anne Marie Colombo, Risk Management Framework, June 21

      Robert Roberts, Contingency Planning, June 23