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Fourth Annual Cybersecurity Conference

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On Thursday, October 29, join us for the 4th Annual Pace University Cybersecurity Conference hosted virtually by Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in partnership with Cyber Intelligence 4U.

Interested in cyber? Are you a professional who is looking for educational programming to increase the resiliency of your organization? Are you looking to see what cyber is all about and how you can begin your career? Join us as we explore the many facets of cyber in a one day engaging conference led by cybersecurity elite in the New York City area.

Register for the Cybersecurity Conference
Thursday, October 29, 2020
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

See the Schedule:

Welcome and Introduction to Cybersecurity Offerings | 9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Featuring Seidenberg Dean Jonathan Hill, DPS, and program chairperson Ariel Evans

What’s Your Cyber Maturity? | 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Participants engage in an exciting discussion and poll related to cyber maturity with program chairperson Ariel Evans.

IoT and Operational Risk Panel | 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
This panel will explore how innovation is driving cyber risk and regulation. Topics will include risk quantification, IoT cyber risk, operational cyber risk, IoT regulation, and how to holistically understand innovative cyber risk. Featuring Fred Rica; Nikhil Aggarwal; Li-Chiou Chen, PhD; and Jennings Aske.

Ransomware Strategy | 11:30a.m.–12:30 p.m.
This session, led by Ariel Evans, will explore ransomware and how it is delivered, preventive measures, and creating a ransomware strategy. Ransomware and other attacks related to COVID-19 are up 30,000% from January to March according to Zscaler. This includes phishing, malicious websites, and malware targeting remote users. Cybercriminals are being despicably opportunistic taking advantage of vulnerable companies as we have seen notable spikes in attacks that can be correlated to key days in the COVID-19 news cycle.

Message from Pace University President Marvin Krislov | 1:00 p.m.– 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker and Q&A: Danelle Barrett | 1:15 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.
Former Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett will speak about her 30 years of proven leadership expertise in digital transformation, innovative cybersecurity, telecommunications strategy development, and global operations. She has managed and built high performing teams, driving culture and enterprise-level change with focus and integrity. As Director of Navy Cybersecurity and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Barrett acted as a technology innovator and leader, managing the Navy’s cybersecurity strategy, policy, and information technology architectures supporting worldwide missions involving 279 ships, 3,700 aircraft, 93 submarines, and hundreds of locations with shore critical infrastructure. She provided critical advocacy and strategic advice for a $150B information technology and portfolio investment. A 15-minute Q&A will follow her keynote.

Breakout Sessions2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Participants are invited to participate in three breakout rooms to engage in conversation with their peers about a variety of topics. There are no requirements to join in any room. Each room will be hosted by a Pace Cyber Advisory Board Member. Each breakout session will be 30-minutes long.

The topics are as follows and THREE may be chosen during the registration process.

  • >> Women in Cyber, hosted by Shira Rubinoff
  • >> Cyber Insurance, hosted by Sean O'Rourke
  • >> Cyber Analytics, hosted by Li-Chiou Chen, PhD
  • >> Pen Testing and Tabletop Exercises, hosted by Matt Lagana
  • >> Board Reporting, hosted by Ariel Evans
  • >> Cyber Financial Regulation, hosted by Thomas Doheny
  • >> Vendor Cyber Risk Management, hosted by Ken Rashbaum

Virtual Pub Quiz | 4:30 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Guests get to show off their cybersecurity knowledge and learn about some lesser known pieces of cyber trivia in the process.

Closing Remarks by Dean Jonathan Hill and Chairperson Ariel Evans | 5:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Networking Session | 5:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Guests are invited to stay on to talk or chat with fellow attendees.

Pace University students, staff, and faculty are able to attend the conference for FREE. Learn more and register today.