Presents the 3rd Annual Wyoming Cybersecurity Symposium, Oct. 17-18

 University of Wyoming (Oct. 17) and the UW Conference Center (Oct. 18).

Learn how you can protect yourself and your business.

Who should attend:

  • Owners and managers of small- and medium-sized businesses.
  • I/T managers.
  • Educators and students.
  • Government officials and managers.
  • Bankers, manufacturers, retail operators and digital marketers.

Our title sponsor:

October 17 – 18 (Homecoming Week!)

Day one at the University of Wyoming ENZI Building

A student-oriented hackathon and career day. This is specifically for high school students and their teachers who have reserved space ahead of time. To reserve space, email Mike Borowzcak at

Day two: University of Wyoming Conference Center

A full-day conference on solutions in the cybersecurity world, ending with a networking reception to kick off homecoming weekend. Register here.
Day two featured speakers:

Caitlin Long

Wyoming native Caitlin Long was chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain company, which was named FinTech Company of the Year 2017 by CustodyRisk. She received the Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Blockchain 2016 by MarketsMedia, and has been on the Inc. list of 10 business leaders changing the world through tech in 2016. She calls herself a “blockchain evangelist,” and will talk about the promise of blockchain, specifically to Wyoming.


Greg White

Dr. Gregory White has been involved in computer and network security since 1986. He spent 30 years with the Air Force and Air Force Reserves. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1995 conducting research in the area of Computer Network Intrusion Detection and he continues to conduct research in this area today. He currently serves as the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). In addition, Dr White also serves as the Executive Director of the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization (SO) and is the Chairman of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC).

Albert Forkner

Albert Forkner is Wyoming’s Commission of Banking whose top priority is cybersecurity. Forkner has also served as an assistant banking commissioner. He is a strong believer in the role our nation’s community banks play in state and local economic development. His diverse work history, featuring both state and federal bank supervision, and tenure with a community bank and a national bank, has provided him with a breadth of knowledge about the financial services industry as a whole.

Forkner is a 1995 graduate of the University of Wyoming wiht a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a minor in finance. He also is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.

The Wyoming Division of Banking is responsible for the supervision and regulation of state-chartered banks, trust companies and licensed non-depository financial entities operating in this state. The division operates out of the Herschler Building in Cheyenne.

Pamela Passman

Pamela Passman is CEO of CREATe Compliance Inc., an Ethisphere business focused on helping companies assess, benchmark and improve programs for cybersecurity, anti-corruption, and intellectual property and trade secret protection. She is also President and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (, an organization dedicated to promoting leading approaches to managing risk and improving governance and compliance; and she is co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, launched in July 2017 by and The Center for Global Enterprise to enable the private sector to better address cybersecurity risk management across value chains.

David Powell

David Powell is CEO of Federal Business Council, Inc. His areas of expertise include cyber ecosystem development, information sharing and threat intelligence. He graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is co-founder of CyberUSA – the national ‘community of communities’ designed to enable information sharing on cyber security and resilience topics. He and his team have developed a number of cyber initiatives, including the Cyber Market Development Project – creating a methodology for rapid development of cyber communities; the original CyberHive at UMBC, The CyberMaryland Advisory Board & Conference, The CyberTexas Conference, The National Cyber Map, The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame and the original Federal Information Assurance Conference.

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