Agenda

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

1400 - 1900

Registration Open
Terrace Room

1600 - 1900

CERTS Ice Breaker
Marriott Hotel

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

0700 - 0800

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Terrace Room and Oglethorpe Ballroom Foyer

0800 - 0815

Welcome and Symposium Overview
Oglethorpe Ballroom

LtGen Robert M. 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

National Perspectives on the Cyber Workforce

Overview: As a man-made environment, cyber is constantly and rapidly changing. Threat tactics and techniques, commercial technology advances, keyboard lessons learned, and policy decisions are just some of the elements making this environment incredibly dynamic for those charged with preparing and supporting our military and civilian cyber workforce. Our training and educational institutions all bring different approaches and diverse talents to address these challenges. This diversity is a remarkable national strength. In similar fashion, research centers and business partners in this cause of building workforce proficiency add their ideas and insights to the tools and practices promoting cyber security. This dynamism and vital teamwork form the simple but powerful premise of CERTS – we are most powerful as a team of professionals. To start our conversation, the Senior Cyber Advisor to the Director of the National Security Agency, and former Cyber Security Advisor to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council, will offer his perspectives on key strategic and operational issues facing cyber leaders, educators, and the workforce, today and in the future.
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Speaker:
Rob Joyce, Senior Cyber Advisor to the Director, National Security Agency, former Cyber Security Advisor to the President, former Cyber Security Coordinator, National Security Council

0845 - 0930

National Defense Cyber Strategy

Overview: In similar fashion to our first presentation, it’s important to update our understanding of national policy and programs impacting cyber workforce development. From new executive orders to framework initiatives through funding decisions, it is apparent that such development is now a top priority in both government and business. Progress is being made. Where are real advances happening that combine strategic objectives with resources and necessary authorities? Equally important, what issues need great attention or broader understanding? This session combines expert insights and senior perspectives on important national initiatives and policies of interest to all stakeholders working to accomplish vital education, training, and support to those charged with accomplishing cyber security and operational objectives.         
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Speaker:
BGen Dennis A. Crall, USMC
, Principal Deputy Cyber Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense

0930 - 1000

Break

1000 - 1100

Workforce Education and Training

Overview: A range of education and training models are being used in academia, the military, and industry. Each model suits student needs, work requirements, and resources available. The end goal, however, is likely the same – an adaptive cyber worker trained to standard, ready to accomplish mission tasks, and excited in their profession.  No doubt, the education and training models themselves are meant to be adaptive. This panel seeks to present three representative models – military, academic, and industry – producing quality graduates for today’s cyber workforce. Are there common lessons to share? Are there opportunities to cooperate, share, or adapt across these varied approaches? What can this panel and audience of cyber professionals add to our collective understanding of both the challenges and opportunities facing those charged with producing a trained and ready cyber workforce?     
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator:
Diane Janosek, Esp., CISSP, Provost & Deputy Commandant, National Cryptologic School, NSA/CSS

Panelists:
Ryan Bagby, Senior Program Manager, Cyber Security Special Missions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services
Joshua Black, Director, DC3 Cyber Training Academy
Dr. Edward Sobiesk, COL, USA (Ret.), Professor of Computer and Cyber Science, Army Cyber Institute

1100 - 1215

Networking Lunch

1215 - 1330

Service Perspectives on Workforce Training and Operations - Individual Skills Training

Overview: Individual training of the military’s Cyber Workforce is now the responsibility of the various services. In their training centers, each of the military components execute their responsibilities to match their mission demands. Once assigned to operational units, individual service members face current and evolving threats in the accomplishment of their daily tasks. While there are DoD skill frameworks and much better persistent training environments, each service faces a variety of challenges due to the domains in which they operate and the organizations they support. How is each service adapting and executing their education and training programs for individual service members and teams? What help is needed to build and sustain readiness in execution of the services’ 24/7 mission sets? How are they capturing best practices and applying the newest tools and techniques?
Oglethorpe Ballroom

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

Panelists:
RADM James M. Butler, USN, Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet (invited)
RADM David M. Dermanelian, USCG, Assistant Commandant for C4IT/Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command
Gregg Kendrick, SES, Director, U.S. Marine Corps Force Cyberspace Command (invited)
Maj Gen Robert J. Skinner, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force/Commander, Air Force Cyber (invited)

1330 - 1345

Break

1345 - 1445

Joint Perspectives on Workforce Training Exercises - Collective Training

Overview: In May 2018, U.S. Cyber Command certified full operational capability for all 133 Cyber Mission Force teams ahead of schedule. This certification was achieved against rigorous individual and team standards demonstrated in specialized training events. These exercises continue as the Cyber Mission Force shifts from force generation to sustainable readiness. The Commander of U.S. Cyber Command now emphasizes Persistent Engagement, a 24/7 operational mindset against an adaptive and equally persistent threat. The combatant commands are now specifically charged to implement and sustain collective training for the Cyber Mission Force to meet this readiness standard. The design and implementation of training and education varies in scope and emphasis based on the differences between COCOM Areas of Responsibilities. Invited panelists will speak to the design and execution of their exercises, the lessons being learned, and their support needs. 
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator:
RADM John Mauger, USCG
, J7 CYBERCOM

Panelists:
Gary Deckard, Chief, Technology Division, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations (AMCCO)
John Esquivel, Senior Director, National Preparedness & Infrastructure Protection, AECOM
Col Robert Kelly, USAF, Chief, Cyber Exercise Division, Joint Staff J7
A.J. Pathmanathan, Director, National Cyber Range

1445 - 1515

Break

1515 - 1630

CAE Perspectives Panel on Workforce Education and Training

Overview: Key players in the education of the nation’s cyber workforce are those institutions designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, Operations and Cybersecurity. Both NSA and DHS certify and partner with academic institutions to enhance cyber education nationwide and develop the next generation of cybersecurity workers. With associated CAE resource centers, these national resources for cyber education and training advance standards and practices supporting the education and training of all elements of the cyber workforce. The list of certified institutions continues to grow as does the variety of curriculum offerings. This panel of noted educators representing different National Centers of Academic Excellence offer vital perspectives and insights on the process of CAE certification, the real practice of cyber education, and the evolution of this critical national effort in academia.
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator:
Brian Gouker, Division Chief, College of Cyber, NSA/CSS

Panelists:
Eman El-Sheikh, Ph.D.
, Director of Cyber Training and Education for the Southeast Region, University of West Florida; Director, CAE Regional Resource Center for the Southeast
Paul J. Mauer, Ph.D., President, Montreat College
Joanne Sexton, Director, Augusta University Cyber Institute

1630 - 1815

Networking Reception

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

0700 - 0745

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Terrace Room and Oglethorpe Ballroom Foyer

0745 - 0800

Day Two Welcome
Oglethorpe Ballroom

0800 - 0830

Opening Keynote
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Speaker:
MG John B. Morrison, Jr. USA, Commanding General, U.S. Cyber Center of Excellence

0830 - 0930

Cyber Education and Training Perspectives from Industry

Overview: Cyber workforce development is crucial to business. Whether offered as a service or practiced to meet internal requirements, the content and variety of education and training models, products, and services are remarkable. These important industry partners are constantly innovating to meet market demands and technology advances. This panel offers representative companies an opportunity to discuss their progress and products supporting our common goals of workforce development. What are the integration challenges and notable opportunities facing these key partners – academia, the military, and industry? How can we reinforce our efforts, share our lessons, and better accomplish mutual objectives? The continuum of cyber work links the migration of cyber workers across all sectors. How can this continuum be leveraged to the advantage of all cyber workers, business activities, and operating elements?
Oglethorpe Ballroom

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

Panelists:
Barry M. Barlow, Chief of Staff and Chief Technology Officer, Perspecta (invited)
Deborah Golden, Federal Cyber Risk Leader, Deloitte 
Mark Loepker, Senior Advisor, Education Lead, Cyber Center for Education & Innovation
Allen Paller, President of SANS Technology Institute and Director of Research
 

0930 - 1000

Break

1000 - 1245

Workshop #1
"From Classroom to 'On the Job' - Educating and Training a Ready Force"

Overview: Workshops offer all symposium attendees an opportunity to participate in relevant discussions generally related to the specified workshop topic. Attendees select a preferred workshop at registration. Typically led by a workshop lead moderator and supported by three or four workshop sub-topic leads, workshop participants join other subject matter experts, cyber students and educators, and cyber operators in open and active analysis of a variety of issues and questions. Note takers capture insights, open issues, and recommended actions for subsequent distribution. This remarkable networking activity continues to produce new insights and useful ideas, and introduce or reinforce new connections helpful to all those engaged in the training and education of the cyber workforce. Key questions addressed in this workshop will be posted in advance of the CERTS event by the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence workshop planning team.    

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

Co-Chair #1:
MAJ Brian A. Beam, USA
, Technical College Director, U.S. Army Cyber School
Topic: What can we do to inspire students (K-College) into cyber?

Co-Chair #2:
LTC Rachael L. O'Connell, USA, Battalion Commander, U.S. Army Cyber School
Topic: How can we (government/industry/military) work with primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions to ensure their graduates are prepared for the cyber workforce?

Co-Chair #3:
LTC Elizabeth M. Popiak, USA, Director, Chief of Cyber, U.S. Army Cyber School
Topic: What education is required in the future cyber workforce? How do we inform students of these requirements?

Co-Chair #4:
MAJ Michael D. Patrick, USA, Executive Officer, U.S. Army Cyber School
Topic: Who are the key stakeholders in ensuring success in educating the cyber workforce?

1000 - 1245

Workshop #2
"Research Initiatives - Advances for Government and Industry"

Overview: Workshops offer all symposium attendees an opportunity to participate in relevant discussions generally related to the specified workshop topic. Attendees select a preferred workshop at registration. Typically led by a workshop lead moderator and supported by three or four workshop sub-topic leads, workshop participants join other subject matter experts, cyber students and educators, and cyber operators in open and active analysis of a variety of issues and questions. Note takers capture insights, open issues, and recommended actions for subsequent distribution. This remarkable networking activity continues to produce new insights and useful ideas, and introduce or reinforce new connections helpful to all those engaged in the training and education of the cyber workforce. Key questions addressed in this workshop will be posted in advance of the CERTS event by the Army Cyber Institute workshop planning team.

Chair:
Col Dan Bennett, USA, Ph.D.
, Chief of Research and Academy Professor, Army Cyber Institute

Co-Chair #1:
Col Thomas E. "Eric" Toler, USA (Ret.)
, Executive Director, Georgia Cyber Center
Topic: Challenges of applying research from government and industry within the academic environment

Co-Chair #2:
CDR Pablo Breuer, USN, Chief, Donvan Group, USSOCOM/J5 and SOFWERX Innovation Officer
Topic: Challenges of prioritizing and developing cyber solutions and training the cyber workforce

Co-Chair #3:
Kevin Hofstra
, Chief Technology Officer, Metova, CyberCENTS
Topic: An Industry perspective of the impact of research for government and industry cyber workforce solutions

1000 - 1245

Workshop #3
"Talent Management and Workforce Development - Building and Sustaining the Workforce"

Overview: This fast-paced and highly interactive workshop will offer symposium attendees an opportunity to participate in relevant discussions examining key indicators that allow an organization to measure the effectiveness or the impact of its cyber workforce development initiatives. The workshop will include breakout sessions into three subgroups focused on identifying key indicators along with the tactics used to gather data that supports those indicators for the DoD/USG, industry, and academia. The output from the subgroups will be combined and shared with the plenary.

Chair:
CAPT Glenn Hernandez, USCG (Ret.)
, Senior Consultant/CISO, OpEdge Solutions

Co-Chair:
Bill Newhouse, Senior Security Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence/NICE

Co-Chair & DoD/USG Session Lead:
Bobbie H. Sanders, Acting Executive, Workforce Management Directorate, DISA (invited)

Co-Chair & Industry Session Lead:
Brian Green
, Senior Vice President, North America, Client Enterprise Solutions, Learning Tree International

Co-Chair & Academia Session Lead:
Steven M. LaFountain, Dean, College of Cyber and Distinguished Academic Chair for Information Assurance and Cyber, National Security Agency

1000 - 1245

Ongoing Break
Oglethorpe Ballroom Foyer

1245 - 1400

Networking Lunch

1400 - 1445

Workshop Out Briefs to Executive Audience
Oglethorpe Ballroom

1445 - 1500

Final Comments and Event Close
Oglethorpe Ballroom

LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.), President & CEO, AFCEA International
MG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon

1500 - 1800

CompTIA Bootcamp
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Overview: Join CompTIA and General Dynamics IT for a sneak preview of the recently released PenTest+ certification and the Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification. This three-hour mini boot camp will give you a glimpse into the world of the modern pen tester and security analyst.  Participants will earn 3 CEUS for attending.