Cultivating a Future-Focused Cyber Culture

Whether it’s protecting sensitive data, ensuring the secure delivery of services, or conducting cyber warfare, cybersecurity must be a top priority for all levels of government. However, in order to build an effective cybersecurity strategy that protects both information and citizens, governments must have a cultural foundation of cyber awareness, training, and vigilance.  In Atlanta, we will convene federal, military, state and local leaders to discuss the elements of cybersecurity posture—from communication with executives, citizens, and other stakeholders, to ensuring government staff across the board employ cyber best practices, to maintaining adequate risk mitigation policies.  Attend this event to hear important discussions on the following topics and more:

  • Funding cyber infrastructure amidst competing priorities
  • Responding to cyber attacks technically and communicating the response internally and externally
  • Partnering across government to build cyber workforce capabilities
  • Creating rigorous cybersecurity policies, standards, and controls
  • Training technical and nontechnical staff on cybersecurity practices
  • Building a cyber ecosystem

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

March 7, 2019

Twelve Downtown

400 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30308

Agenda

8:30 AM

Registration & Networking

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:05 AM

Opening Keynote:

  • Eric Toler, Executive Director, Georgia Cyber Center

9:35 AM

Panel:

Breached: Instilling Agency Cultures Equipped for Cyber Attack Response

  • Ria Aiken, Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, City of Atlanta
  • Richard Cox, Chief Operating Officer, City of Atlanta
  • Moderator: Dr. Abi Salimi, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of North Georgia

10:10 AM

Networking Break

10:25 AM

Panel:

Conversation with U.S. Cyber Center of Excellence’s Col. Eric Aslakson

  • Col. Eric Aslakson, Chief, Requirements and Integration, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
  • Moderator: Dr. Abi Salimi, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of North Georgia

11:05 AM

Spotlight Session

  • Special Agent Alan Davis, Technical Staff Assistant, Electronic Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service Atlanta Field Office

 

11:25 AM

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Eric Toler

Executive Director 

Georgia Cyber Center

Richard Cox

Chief Operating Officer

City of Atlanta

Col. Eric Aslakson

Chief, Requirements and Integration

U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

Special Agent Alan Davis

Technical Staff Assistant, Electronic Crimes Task Force

U.S. Secret Service Atlanta Field Office

Ria Aiken

Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness

City of Atlanta

Location

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Partners

Emerging Tech Partners