Agenda

"Building the Cyber Team"

UPDATE JANUARY 11, 2018:  CERTS is sold out and we are in a wait-list status.  Click here to enter your name on the event wait-list.  We will not be taking onsite registrations.

 

Wednesday January 17, 2018

0700

Registration Opens
Terrace Room

0700 - 0800 Light Breakfast
Oglethorpe Ballroom Foyer

0800 - 0815

Welcome and Symposium Overview
Oglethorpe Ballroom

LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret.)
President & CEO
AFCEA International

MG John B. Morrison, Jr, USA
Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon

 

0815 - 0845

Cyber Threat Update
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview: In a world that changes daily with new cyber threats that impact operational and business models, training organizations must be agile to growing and changing threats.  Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Government training organizations must address emerging sophisticated threats and challenges from adversaries, whether they be “lone wolf” or organized state sponsored threats.  Additionally, understanding the threat and the impact on operational security requires research and innovative techniques to address a growing and more sophisticated threat.  The Cyber  Threat Update will provide an overview of the existing and emerging threats to set the stage for  the Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium by addresses the need for extensive and consistent training to deny those that desire to degrade or steal material that could be utilized against government, industry, or academic organizations. 

Speaker:
COL Andrew O. Hall, USA
Director
Army Cyber Institute

Presentation

0845 - 0900 Break
0900 - 1000

Panel Session: "National Cyber Workforce Training & Education"
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview:  The “National Cyber Workforce Training & Education” panel offers a rare opportunity to hear and engage on the ever-evolving strategic efforts in cyber education, research, and training.  The panel will highlight important national initiatives and policies of interests to all stakeholders.  Through robust discussion and unique perspectives, the panel will inspire and motivate others to collaborate towards a national unity of effort and vision serving our future workforce needs. A representative from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) will address how the organization is organized, and describe cybersecurity work into Categories, Specialty Areas, Work Roles, tasks, and knowledge, skills, and abilities.  A representative from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Education & Awareness (CE&A) Branch will address how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leads the national cybersecurity public awareness, education, training, and workforce development efforts to support the protection against and response to cyber threats and hazards to the Homeland’s economic and national security. A representative from the U.S. Office and Personnel Management (OPM) will discuss how it works to recruit and retain a world-class workforce for the American workforce.  Attendees will gain a greater appreciation of the Cyber Workforce training and Education efforts at the national level and how these efforts impact training and education at all levels within government, industry, and educational organizations. 

Moderator:
CAPT Glenn Hernandez, USCG (Ret.)

Senior Consultant
OpEdge Solutions, LLC

Panelists:
Bill Newhouse

Senior Security Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)
Deputy Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards & Technology

Presentation

Veronica Villalobos
Principal Deputy Associate Director, Employee Services Division
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

https://www.chcoc.gov/content/federal-cybersecurity-workforce-strategy

https://www.chcoc.gov/content/next-steps-implementing-federal-cybersecurity-workforce-assessment-act

Noel Kyle
Program Manager for Cybersecurity Education & Awareness
NPPD/Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
Department of Homeland Security

Presentation

1000 - 1030

Networking Break/View Exhibits
Oglethorpe Foyer/Plaza Lobby

1030 - 1130

Plenary Address 1: "Joint & Agency Cyber Training & Education"
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview: This Plenary panel consists of top leaders at the Joint, Service, and Academic level who are actively developing and implementing education, research, and training activities to insure readiness of the nation’s cyber workforce.  The national and strategic guidance discussed in the preceding panel sets programs, guidelines, and requirements for these leaders as they accomplish diverse and critical aspects of cyber skill development and mission execution.  This discussion of actions and concerns at the operational level helps set the stage for the afternoon sessions where military educators and cyber operators share their perspectives at the classroom or keyboard level of mission execution.  Panel presenters have extensive experience in Cyber operations, planning, and education.  The session will offer presentations, discussions between panel members, and time for audience questions and answers.  

Speakers:
Michael Hudson

Deputy Director, J7
U.S. Cyber Command

LTG Paul Nakasone, USA
Commanding General
Army Cyber Command

Alan Paller
Founder and President
SANS Technology Institute

Presentation

Facilitator:
LTG Bob Wood, USA (Ret.)

Executive Vice President
AFCEA International

1130 - 1300

Networking Lunch/View Exhibits
Lunch served in Lamar A/B/C

1300 - 1630

Service Education & Training Perspectives
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview:  The U.S. Military “Service Education and Training Perspective” sessions will offer a unique opportunity to  receive presentations from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard, on how each of the organizations train their Cyber Warriors.  The Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force primarily support the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard primarily supports the Department of Homeland Security, however Cyber training aligns across a model that emulates all the Military training organizations.  Attendees will be able to compare and contrast how each of the organizations train, educate, and certify cyber professionals. Additionally, each presentation will be supported with material that will be provided to all attendees providing an overview of cyber training programs.

1300 - 1330

Service Education & Training Perspective Address 1: U.S. Army
Oglethorpe Ballroom

BG Neil S. Hersey, USA
Army Cyber Commandant
U.S. Army Cyber School

Presentation

1330 - 1400

Service Education & Training Perspective Address 2: U.S. Marine Corps
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Col Dom Ford, USMC 
Commanding Officer
Marine Corps Communication Electronics School

Presentation

1400 - 1415

Networking Break/View Exhibits

1415 - 1445

Service Education & Training Perspective Address 3: U.S. Coast Guard
Oglethorpe Ballroom

CAPT David “Lee” Petty, USCG
Chief, Office of Cyberspace Forces
Headquarters, U.S. Coast Guard

Presentation


1445 - 1515
 

Service Education & Training Perspective Address 4: U.S. Navy
Oglethorpe Ballroom

CAPT William A. Lintz, USN
Commanding Officer
Center for Information Warfare Training

1515 - 1530 Networking Break
1530 - 1600

Service Education & Training Perspective Address 5: U.S. Air Force
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Col Robert S. Thompson, USAF
Chief, Cyber Force Development
Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer
Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

1600 - 1700

Users Perspective Panel: "Training and Education Perspectives - Cyber Operators' View"
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview:  Attendees will hear from Cyber Operator leaders from government, industry, and academia on how they rate training and education currently supporting cyber operator roles in an active cyber environment.   Discussions will include timeliness in cyber event reporting and actions, tools to support cyber operations, how cyber operators analyze security/cyber intrusions or suspected intrusions, immediate actions for cyber intrusions, reporting of cyber incidents, and the maturity level of entry level cyber operators.  Discussions will also include how  Cyber Operator leaders rate current entry level training in cyber operations and any recommendations for change.  Feedback from these discussions will be provided to all attendees through a link to the CERTS website. 

Moderator:
COL Paul T. Stanton, USA
U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade

Panelists:

LTJG Marcus Guevara, USCG
Hunt and Incident Response Team
Department of Homeland Security

LTC Benjamin A. Ring, Ph.D., USA
Operations Officer
U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade

Lt Col Angela Waters, USAF
Commander
39th Information Operation Squadron, AFSPACE

LtCol Barian Woodward, USMC
Commanding Officer, CTB
Marine Corps Communications Electronics School

1700 - 1715

U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence Commander's Perspective & Daily Wrap-Up
Oglethorpe Ballroom

MG John B. Morrison, Jr, USA
Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon

1715 - 1915

Networking Reception & Poster Show
Oglethorpe Foyer & Plaza Lobby

Thursday January 18, 2018

0700

Registration Opens
Terrace Room

0700 - 0800 Light Breakfast
Oglethorpe Ballroom Foyer

0800 - 1100

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop #1 - Developing Training Resources & Education Curriculum
Lamar A/B/C

Overview: Diverse missions, proficiency needs, accession programs, and threat activities combine to set an equally diverse set of requirements for training resources and education courses.  Join this work group to discuss your needs and solutions, compare approaches, and learn new strategies.  

Chair:
Dr. Edward Sobiesk, Chief of Education/Professor of Computer and Cyber Science, Army Cyber Institute

Co-Chairs:
Kevin Hofstra, Chief Technology Officer, Metova CyberCENTS
Eric Patterson, Executive Director, SAN Technology Institute
LTC Benjamin T. Sangster, USA, Commanding Officer, Cyber Training Battalion
Dr. Scott Smith, Ph.D., Leader Development and Education Analyst, U.S. Army Cyber School, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

 


Workshop #2 - Cyber Degrees and Skills Certifications
Oglethorpe A/B/C/D

Overview: Standards based training and education is a fundamental tenant in building the Cyber team.  Multiple certifying entities join both educational and training organizations in the important task of insuring both design standards and learning proficiency are met.  Join this work group to discuss these standards and offer your suggestions with the organizations engaged in certifying the Cyber workforce. 

Chair:
John Gilligan, Executive Chairman, The Center for Internet Security

Co-Chairs:
Brian Green, Senior Vice President, Sales & Solution Development, Learning Tree International
Dr. Tom Longstaff, Ph.D., Program Chair, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Systems Engineering, John's Hopkins University
Dr. James Stanger, Ph.D., Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA
 


Workshop #3 - Research and Development Supporting the Cyber Training Environment and Tools
Oglethorpe E/F/G/H

OverviewA Cyber training environment is fundamentally important to collective training proficiency and educational agility in the face of rapidly evolving threats.  Join this group to participate in a discussion and workgroup forum to explore possible solutions in the implementation and research in this environment and offer your thoughts and insights on the work ahead.

Chair:
Robert (Bob) Kazimer, SES, Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

Co-Chairs:
Dr. Norbou Buchler, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi
COL Steven Rehn, USA, TRADOC Capabilities Manager - Cyber
COL Paul Stanton, USA, Commander, Cyber Protection Brigade
Dr. Kenneth Williams, Ph.D., Program Director Associate Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, American Military University

1100 - 1230

Networking Lunch/View Exhibits
Lunch served in Lamar A/B/C

* Note:  During this time period, MG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA,Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon, will be available for a discussion/Q&A session in the Oglethorpe Ballroom

1230 - 1300

Workshop Outbrief
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Workshop 1 Presentation

Workshop 2 Presentation

Workshop 3 Presentation

1300 - 1400

Educator Panel: "Cyber Educator Perspectives & Priorities"
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview:  Cyber Security is rapidly becoming the top challenge across the spectrum of government, industry, and academia.  The Cyber Educator Perspectives and Priorities panel will address how each is addressing education and training programs to support rapidly changing security threats and how they are using new technology to keep pace with ever changing Cyber Security threats.  In addition to the changing Cyber Security threat, discussions will include the increased demand for cybersecurity professionals, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals and how the shortfall impacts security, requirements for effective cyber security training, standardization of the certification process across government, industry, and academia, and current or potential shortfalls in training and educating cyber security professional for today and into the future.  An outcome of this one hour session for attendees will be a greater understanding of the priorities and challenges facing Cyber education training.

Moderator:
LTG Rhett Hernandez, USA (Ret.)
West Point Cyber Chair, Army Cyber Institute
former Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command

Panelists:
Robert Quinn

Vice President for Business Development
St. Leo University

Eric Patterson
Executive Director
SANS Technology Institute

Dr. David Snow
Director of Military Affairs, Board of Regents
University System of Georgia

Michael J. Moniz
Co-founder, President, and CEO
Circadence Corporation

1400 - 1415

Break

1415 - 1515

Industry Panel: "Building the Cyber Workforce - Industry Perspectives"
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview:  According to a Cyber Security workforce projection by Frost & Sullivan during June 2017, there will be a workforce shortage of 1.8 million by the year 2022.  The cyber workforce will be trained and educated through a broad array of education beginning in the  primary/secondary schools and evolving through trade schools, colleges, universities, government, and industry to meet the growing cyber workforce demands.  Industry will play a significant role in the workforce development process by providing training, manpower, and tools to enhance the cyber workforce, and contracts to support the government and military to enhance cyber security protection.  The “Industry Panel” will discuss the challenges that face their organizations, but more broadly to the United States and beyond and will share how they address the rapidly evolving needs for cyber security experts and systems to support the Cyber Workforce.  Attendees will gain a broader appreciation of the contributions and challenges of industry to meet growing cyber security workforce requirements.

Moderator:
Tom Davis
Senior Fellow and Industry Chair
Defense Acquisition University

Presentation

Panelists:
Joel Esler
Manager, Open Source and Education
Talos - Cisco

RADM Bill Leigher, USN (Ret.)
Director, DoD Cyber Ware Programs
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services

MG Jennifer Napper, USA (Ret.)
Vice President and General Manager, Army, Air Force, and COCOMS
DXC Technology

Dr. Matthew McFadden, CISSP, ITILv3
Cyber Service Area Director
Cyber Center of Excellence
CSRA, Inc.

1515 - 1530

Networking Break/View Exhibits

1530 - 1630

Research Panel: "Building the Better Training & Education Model - Research Perspectives"
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview:   Cyber training and education research are mutually supporting activities and required for the success of cyber security and inextricably linked to cyber security tools, training, and behavioral techniques to help develop the cyber workforce.  There are gaps in workforce education and training, along with emerging requirements that require research and development activities to solve new challenges.  The Research Panel will address current and ongoing research activities being developed to support  government, industry, and academia and will combine the discussion with training and education research to better support government and military cyber security training.  Topics of discussion will include, but not be limited to, modeling and simulation, data security and privacy, human behavioral activities, and science and technology.  Attendees will gain a unique perspective of the impact on research that is utilized to support training and education models.

Moderator:
Dr. Bruce D. Caulkins, Ph.D., COL, USA (Ret.)
Research Assistant Professor
Director of the Modeling & Simulation (M&S) of Behavioral Cybersecurity Program at the Institute for Simulation & Training (IST)
University of Central Florida

Panelists:
COL Dan Bennett, Ph.D., USA
Chief of Research/Academy Professor
Army Cyber Institute

Liz Bledsoe
PEO STRI

Jeffrey C. Gottschalk
Leader, Cyber Systems and Operations Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Scott D. Lathrop, Ph.D., CISSP
Director, Cyber and Secure Autonomy
Soar Technology, Inc.

1630 - 1645

Symposium Closing

MG John B. Morrison, Jr, USA
Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon

LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret.)
President & CEO
AFCEA International