REGISTER - Annual Colloquium on Cyber Security Awareness:
OWN IT, Protect IT, SECURE IT
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the theme this year is Own it, Protect it, Secure it. We cannot Secure IT or Protect IT without a workforce that is cyber aware.
Join us as we observe Cyber Security Awareness Month by discussing how we build the workforce, fill the pipeline, and enhance Cyber Security Awareness in our organizations. We welcome our keynote speaker, panelists and attendees who will share their knowledge about the workforce challenges facing us.
October 11, 2019
Alumni Memorial Union
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
8:30 AM -9:15 AM Arrival, Register, Network
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome by Dr. Heather Hathaway, Dean Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote by Dr. Blair Taylor, Towson University and Subject Matter Expert on strategies to increase the cybersecurity pipeline, speaking on Cyber Security Education for All
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Panel National, State and Local Workforce Development Initiatives
- Dr. Blair Taylor, National programs to increase the cybersecurity pipeline
- Mr. David Cagigal, CIO State of Wisconsin, Cyber Seek initiatives
- Mr. Byron Franz, Private Sector Coordinator, FBI
- Mr. Daniel Eliot, Director Education & Strategic Initiatives, National Cybersecurity Alliance
12:00 PM -1:00 PM Lightning talks on Cyber Security Awareness efforts by advisory companies and attendees, Kohls, Fiserv, JCI, Rockwell Automation, MU, Northwestern Mutual, National Labs, AON, State of WI, Milliman, American Astronautics, others.
1:00 PM Dismissal
Keynote speaker Dr. Blair Taylor is an award-winning educator with 20+ years’ experience in academia. She is a national expert in cybersecurity education and curriculum development. She is a faculty member in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University, where she has led numerous funded projects. Her work includes Security Injections @ Towson, which provides security modules for integrating security across the curriculum; it is a national model for teaching secure coding to introductory programming students, and SPLASH, which offers Secure Programming Logic for college credit to high school girls.
Dr. Taylor also works as a contractor with NSA’s College of Cyber as a Subject Matter Expert on long-term strategies to increase the pipeline of qualified students and build the nations’ cyber workforce. The NSA programs include the National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program and the Cyber Cube.
Dr. Taylor has received the University System of Maryland Regents Award for Teaching, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Outstanding Faculty Award and the Business Outreach Award. She has been recognized as one of 5O Women to Watch by the Baltimore Sun Magazine and one of Maryland’s top female tech leaders by MDBIZNews. She holds a B.A. in Mathematical Science and an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in Applied Information Technology from Towson University.
We would like to thank ULINE for their support of the Marquette University Department of Computer Science and the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense. Through their support, this program is made possible.
Ethics of Big Data
The annual Symposium on the Ethics of Big Data brings together business and academic leaders interested in examining the implications of bias in analysis, privacy issues in collecting data, and unintended consequences of decision support analysis. The fourth annual symposium was scheduled to coincide with Data Privacy Day, an international observance of the importance of being the custodians of privacy. A snow storm forced delay of the event. It was held May 1, 2019.
This year's event was organized by the keynote presenter, Dr. Michael Zimmer, an internationally recognized leader in the investigation of data privacy.
'We clearly have entered the era of big data. Armed with petabytes
of transaction data, clickstreams and cookie logs, as well as data from
social networks, mobile phones, and the "internet of things," a wide
range of economic interests, including marketing, health care,
manufacturing, education, and government, are now in pursuit of the
value of data-driven decision-making. Alongside this increased thirst
for big data is an increased public weariness of constant monitoring by
internet providers, smart speakers, and GPS chips. Weekly news stories
of data breaches, the limitations of data anonymization, and creepy
secondary uses of data only add to the public’s anxiety over big data.
The event focused on the privacy implications of big data across a range of
contexts, including learning analytics, researcher data practices, and
big data research ethics.
This year's symposium had endorsement by the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute and will be held on May 1, 2019 at the new Cream City Labs, home to the institute
Presenters for the event:
Keynote Speaker, Michael Zimmer, an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Zimmer has served as Director of the Center for Information Policy Research since 2012. He is a privacy and internet ethics scholar, whose work focuses on digital privacy, the ethical dimensions of social media & internet technologies, libraries & privacy, and internet research ethics.
Dr. Zimmer has published in numerous international academic journals and books, and has delivered talks across North America, Europe, and Asia. He has written for Wired, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post, and has been a guest on National Public Radio‘s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Science Friday, and Here & Now news programs. Zimmer has appeared in news articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, GQ Magazine, and various other national and local media outlets. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the American Library Association.
Michael Zimmer at the Event
Kyle M. L. Jones an assistant professor in the School of Informatics and Computing within its Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). He studies information ethics and policy issues associated with educational data mining (e.g., learning analytics) and infrastructures. His work has been published by College & Research Libraries, The Information Society, and Learning, Media and Technology, among other journals. In addition to other projects on learning analytics, Kyle is the PI for the IMLS-funded Data Doubles project, which is investigating student perspectives of their privacy in relation to educational data mining and analytic practices.
Kristin Briney the Data Services Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she advises researchers on data best practices, conducts regular data workshops, and consults on data management plans. She has a PhD in chemistry and a master’s degree in library and information studies. Kristin is an advocate for better data management and promotes best practices through her book, “Data Management for Researchers,” and in her own research on data policy and data management in academic learning analytics.
Joseph Coelho, a graduate student in the Computational Sciences PhD program at Marquette University. He was a founding member of the planning committee and the catalyst for the first Symposium on the Ethics of Big Data. His research involves a study of the ethical issues involved in collecting data and bias in algorithmic decisions.
Shion Guha an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at Marquette University. He received a PhD from Cornell University and a MS from the Indian Statistical Institute. His current research interests cut across human computer interaction, computational social science, and privacy.
May 1,, 2019
8:00 A.M - 12:30 P.M.
Hosted by Northwestern Mutual
at the Cream City Labs
733 North Van Buren Street, Milwaukee, WI
CYBER RISKS, TRENDS, PREDICTIONS
The mission of the Marquette University Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense includes providing cybersecurity knowledge to the community and the university. To inform the community and the university about current cyber risks and defenses on April 20, we hosted the 2nd annual CYBER RISK, TRENDS, PREDICTIONS. This event, created at the suggestion of our advisory council, presented insights from cybersecurity experts who are leading the efforts inside several premier cybersecurity organizations. The event was designed to equip cybersecurity leadership with knowledge of cyber trends and prediction to help them protect, detect, and respond to threats in their organizations.
The presenters and panelists included the following:
Annie O'Leary, AON – Annie is an Assistant VP in Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group part of the E&O/Cyber broking team. She works with organizations assessing Errors & Omissions, Network Security and Privacy, and Media risks and creating risk transfer solutions. Her responsibilities include coverage analysis, client education, risk assessment, market relationship management and policy negotiation.
Bilal Malik, Stroz Friedberg – As a Senior Consultant, Bilal Malik performs incident response investigations involving cyber espionage APT actors, PCI, and HIPAA data breaches. He conducts threat hunting and delivers services in operating and optimizing security operations centers using available threat intel to improve overall defense. He also assists regional FBI offices investigating organized cybercrime.
Che Bhatia, Stroz Friedberg – Che Bhatia is a VP in the Resilience practice where he helps clients manage cyber risk. He has over 18 years of experience in IT, cybersecurity and risk management delivering results in regulated industries such as investment banking, insurance/reinsurance and HR. He often speaks at industry events and moderates panel discussions with leaders in security. He is also a member-at-large on the cybersecurity education advisory board for Washington University.
Jason Madey, Carbon Black - Jason Madey is a core member of Carbon Black’s Cybersecurity Strategist “Howlers” team. In the three years, that Jason has been with Carbon Black, he has leveraged his accomplished information technology background to help businesses secure their computing environment. Jason’s approach to cyber security is unique, in that he applies the best business practices that have made industries successful and maps that to a company’s individual security ecosystem. Jason views and architects “outside the box” solutions for the challenge that is cyber security.
The event included three timely presentations
- Josh Yost, System Engineering Manager Palo Alto Networks: Security Posture for the Age of Everything
- Jason Madey, Chief Cyber Security Officer Carbon Black: Incident Response and Threats
- Che Bhatia, VP Cyber Resiliency and Bilal Malik, Stroz Friedberg: Incident Response, Best Practices
We concluded with a panel that was led by audience questions indicating the level of interest of the attendees in finding our what these experts had to say.
Following the meeting the panelists and presenters met with the advisory council over lunch to network and learn more about risks, trends, and predictions.
A Unique Challenge
Want to play for a rewarding prize?
The prize is an exciting career that you may not have considered and finding out more about your abilities.
The State of Wisconsin is engaged in a unique talent search that hopes to turn over the rocks and reveal hidden talent-talent that can be converted into a rewarding career. The emergence of the digital economy and cyber threats has led to a never-before-seen gap in cyber professionals to analyze threats, discover dangerous action, and thwart adversaries. The raw talent can be hidden inside students in disciplines as far from technology as the social sciences and the humanities.
Wisconsin officials concerned about the cyber resource gap have begun a quest looking for raw talent. The resource gap is driving a process that begins with identifying talent and then offering internships that include valuable education on the knowledge and skills for a career. There are 16 internships already identified and the number is growing as companies sign on to this unique program.
Are you curious about what might be a hidden talent in you?
Wisconsin’s is joining a several other states in the pursuit of a talent pool using proven assessment tools developed through years of research by the SANS Institute. The adventure begins with an online game called Cyber Start. The best contestants will advance to a second round with the prize being internships. You missed the opportunity to talk to representatives of state government and local companies: but you can still investigate the possibilities.
https://cyberedu.wi.gov/Home/CyberResources.and look for the explanation of Cyber Start and the instructions on how to get involved. This opportunity will last through sometime in mid-January. About 100 par tic pants in the first round will be invited to take on a more extensive round of games and challenges to compete fro the internships offered by the state government and local companies.
Colloquium on Cyber Security Awareness
Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
With the assistance of partners, the Marquette University Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense is hosting a Colloquium to share knowledge about effective measures to increase cyber security awareness. Our program will span efforts in commercial organizations and K12 institutions.
Learn how to shore up your defenses – It’s Everyone’s Job
The theme for the third week of National Cyber Security Month is “It’s everyone’s job to ensure online safety at work.” All workers need to understand threats and defenses. But not all workers need the same knowledge, skills and abilities. This is not just about general guidelines on passwords and software updates. Engineers need to design secure systems, financial workers need to secure sensitive information, and IT managers need to a service desk that can detect and respond to cyber-attacks. What can we do to bolster the organization’s awareness and how do we know if it is working?
This half-day program will have three components:
Security experts – Avoiding unforeseen threats
• Chetan Bhatia, Vice President within Stroz Friedberg’s Cyber Resilience practice
• Maximillian Thauer, Senior consultant, Stroz Friedberg’s Cyber Resilience practice
• Thys DeBruyn, Principal Consultant and President of ADVANCE Resources and Consulting
K-12 Report – What are we doing to promote security and careers
• Dr. Debbie Perouli, Assistant Professor and GenCyber Lead Instructor, Marquette University
• Nathan Mielke, Director of Technology, Marquette University High School
Industry Panel – Measures and Measurements
• Kevin Anderson, VP, Information Security Program Manager, Associated Bank
• Brian Keery, Product Strategy Manager, American Astronautics
• William Caraher, CIO, von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
• Ed Ernster, Lead Process & Controls Analyst, Thomson Reuters