Program

7:30 a.m.: Registration opens, networking, vendor fair and continental breakfast.

8:30 a.m.: Welcome.

8:40 a.m.: Leland Christensen, Deputy Director, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. The curse of ransomware: How to avoid it, what to do if it happens to you.

9:20 a.m.: Cyber competition winner presentations.

10:30 a.m.: Networking break.

11 a.m.: Breakout sessions.

Breakout No. 1: Bricks in the Loop. Presenter: Scott Thompson, CACI, Inc. Learn ICS/SCADA systems with Legos!  Perfect for people that work in airports, water systems, oil refineries, electrical plants and the like. 

Breakout No. 2: Wyoming Cyber apprenticeships. Michael Ann (Mike) Broad,  Arron Patton  and Laura Baker. Find out how Wyoming was the first in the region to offer technical and cyber technical apprenticeships. Hear from one of the first two cybersecurity technicians in the state on why he wanted to enter the program.  

Breakout No. 3: Cloudy weather — how is your cloud provider doing? Presenter: Dan Deter, Security Director, Green House Data. Moving to the cloud distributes your risk but how do you know whether your cloud provider is really doing a good job with your security. 

Noon: Networking break, lunch is served.

12:30 p.m.: Keynote speaker: Dr. Erik Huffman, CEO, Handshake Leadership.

1:30 p.m.: Networking break.

2 p.m.: James Johnson, CISO, Holland and Hart: Five questions to evaluate any privacy or security program.

2:30 p.m.: Ed Fuller, Director of Infosec, Flatwater Forensics. With William Taylor, Managing Director of Flatwater Forensics. What are the cybersecurity requirements for a DoD (or other federal agency) contractor? 

3:15 p.m. Break (15 minutes) and breakout sessions.

Breakout No. 1: Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. Presenters: Alexandra Farkas and Justin Gorman, the first two Cybersecurity Business Counselors in the nation. Why did the Chamber want to provide this cyber counselor service for its members and what does it hope to accomplish? Come find out about that, the Microsoft grant that made it happen, and the process.BA.

Breakout No. 2: Making cyber insurance interesting. This is a working session. Bring your cyberliability policy and compare and contrast it with Vickie Dearing’s tips and traps. Make sure your policy fits your needs.

Breakout No 3:  Wyoming CAN Committee. Presenters: Tyler Neeriemer, Alec Muthig, Pat Wolfinbarger and Laura Baker. The Wyoming CAN (Cybersecurity Action Network) is a grassroots committee whose mission is to create a state cybersecurity outreach strategy and communications plan (using existing networks and agencies). Please come to the session to review our draft reports and give your feedback. Agencies represented on the committee or that have committed to reviewing the plan are Manufacturing Works, the SBDC, the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, First Federal Bank & Trust, the DCI, the FBI, Cheyenne State Bank, the State Library, the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance, Wyoming Recreation & Parks Department, CyberWyoming, UW Information Technology Division, the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems, Team Networks, the City of Laramie, the State Chamber, the Casper Chamber of Commerce, Campbell County Health and the Cheyenne Chamber.

4:15 p.m.: End of conference.