Cyber Security Summit Hosted By Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Cyber Security Summit Hosted By Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 

As part of the national Stop.Think.Connect campaign against cyber threats to computers in the private and public sector, the city of Mesa and the Department of Homeland Security are hosting a cyber security summit at the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The mayor of Mesa said on Wednesday that interest in the summit is growing, and that there also will be numerous representatives of government from throughout the state and a member of the Secret Service attending the event.  Kelvin Coleman, U.S. Department of Homeland Security director of state, local, tribal and territorial cyber engagement, will be the keynote speaker. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and District 3 councilman and Mesa Public Safety Committee chair Dennis Kavanaugh also will offer comments and help to facilitate questions during the event. “We use computers every day,” Smith said. “We don’t know how important computers are until they’re breached.”

Date: September 26, 2012

1 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ  85201 

7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast sponsored by Siemens

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Mayor Scott Smith
  • Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh

9:00 a.m. Keynote Address

  • Mr. Kelvin Coleman, Director, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Cybersecurity Engagement Program DHS National Cyber Security Division

9:30 a.m. Convenience vs. Security Expert Panel
Current Threats in an increasingly Networked World Panelist Bios
John Meza (Moderator), Assistant Chief, Mesa Police Department
James Choplin, Special Agent, Electronic Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service
Dr. Dee H. Andrews, Ph.D. Senior Research Psychologist, Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Kristy Westphal, Director of Security Operation, T-Systems North America
Lonnie Benavides, Red Team Lead, The Boeing Company
Ilene Klein, City of Phoenix Office of Information Security and Privacy
Bill Kalaf, Executive Director - Intelligence-Led Policing, Mesa Police Department
During this session, the panel will outline and discuss many of the current threats affecting businesses, local government, users, such as social engineering, security of mobile devices and many of the trending applications on smart phones and PCs.
10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. Closing Remarks

  • Mayor Scott Smith

11:15 a.m. Adjournment
11:30 a.m. Post CyberSecurity Summit Break Out Session:  Methods for training supervisors to detect behavioral indicators of insider threat

Dr. Dee H. Andrews 
Senior Research Psychologist , U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 
During this session, participants will get an overview of methods in training supervisors to spot and mitigate the cyber insider threat.  Statistics reveal that approximately 40% of the cyber incidents are caused by insiders.  

If you want to register for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Summit then click Here. For additional information about Stop.Think.Connect. click Here

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