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2010 FISSEA Educator of the Year Award Winner

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FISSEA’s 24th Annual Conference:
"Bridging to the Future – Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity"

March 15-17, 2011


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March 15, 2011

Keynote Address: Overview of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
Dr. Ernest McDuffie, NIST

NICE Panel
Track 1 - Timothy Fraser, DHS, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Track 2 - Michael Lach, U.S. Department of Education
Track 3 - Maureen B. Higgins, OPM and Jacqueline Caldwell, OPM
Track 4 - Peggy Maxson, DHS

Presentation of:
FISSEA Security Contest Winners and
FISSEA Educator of the Year

TRACK 1: Bridging to the Future – Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity
(Green Auditorium)

The Six Skills of Highly Effective & Validated InfoSec Professionals
Sondra Schneider, Security University

IT Security Awareness on a Budget
Joe Garrity, Library of Congress

Hacking Techniques for Hacking Stuff
Rob Murphy, ISI Professional Services

Personally Identifiable Information: An Interactive Story
Carolyn Schmidt, DOC/NIST

TRACK 2: Open Forum
(Lecture Room B)

ISS LOB Security Awareness Training Tier 1 and Tier 2 Panel
Tim McBride, DHS
Panel Members:
Gretchen Morris (DB Consulting/NASA);
John Feldmann (DoS);
Terri Cinnamon (VA);
Dave Zwach (DoS);
George Bieber (DoD);
William Peratino (OPM)

Securing The Human
Marcus Sachs, Verizon

Social Insecurity: Social Media Challenges for Cyber Security Professionals
Albert Lewis, HP Enterprise Services

March 16, 2011

Keynote Address: Staying Safe in Cyberspace
Barbara Lawrence, Northrop Grumman

Building a Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline
Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

Cyberbullying: The Impact of Staying Connected
Dr. Karen Paullet, American Public University

TRACK 1: Bridging to the Future – Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity
(Green Auditorium)

Keeping the Lights On: The Challenges of Cybersecurity Training and Awareness for the Smart Grid
Susan Farrand, U.S. Department of Energy

U. S. Cyber Challenge: Developing the Next Generation of Cyber Guardians
Karen S. Evans, U.S. Cyber Challenge

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) and Federal Cybersecurity Training Exercise (FedCTE)
Benjamin Scribner, DHS

Diplomatic Cybersecurity Workforce: Building for the Future
Susan Hansche, Avaya Government Solutions and
Mike Riley, Edgesource Corporation

Competency Driven Training Programs
Terri Cinnamon, Department of Veterans Affairs

TRACK 2: Open Forum
(Lecture Room B)

Cyber Educators: The Lifeline to a Workforce in Crisis
Marc H. Noble, (ISC)2

Lessons Learned: A Craft Union/Trade School Approach to Security Practitioner Training
James R. Lindley, Internal Revenue Service

Improved Customer Service: A Security Trend We Really Need
John O’Leary, O’Leary Management Education

Spiral Learning: Cybersecurity Woven Into the Organization
Corey D. Schou, Informatics Research Institute, Idaho State University

Security Awareness at the Bureau of the Public Debt
David Kurtz, Bureau of the Public Debt

March 17, 2011

Keynote Address:
Kevin Gates, Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee

CyberWatch: Creating the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals
Dr. Margaret Leary, CyberWatch and
Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Educational Technology Policy, Research, and Outreach (ETPRO)

TRACK 1: Bridging to the Future – Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity
(Green Auditorium)

Launching a 21st Century Mentor Program: Using Technology to Enhance Workforce Development
Rosa Ayer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Cybersecurity Mystery: Can you solve it in world?
Daniel Stein, DHS, Alex Pyle, USDA, and
Susan Hansche, Avaya Government Solutions

Information System Technology: When and How to Address Security Implications of New Technologies
John Ippolito, Allied Technology Group and
Dr. Paul Krasley, DIA

Securing the Weakest Link
Jayson Ferron, Global Knowledge

TRACK 2: Open Forum
(Lecture Room B)

Tactical and Strategic Visions of Commercial Certifications
George Bieber, DoD

Getting Secure Software Assurance Knowledge into Conventional Educational Practice: Three National Initiatives
Dan Shoemaker, University of Detroit Mercy

Building and Strengthening a Technical Workforce Through Mentoring
Kelly Arnold, NSA and
Joyce Lusby, NSA

Workforce Education and Training in Software Assurance and Supply Chain Risk Management
Joe Jarzombek, DHS and
Dr. Robin Gandhi, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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