Coastal Virginia Cyber Symposium 

Please join us for a day of cyber, as the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development and Cyber Protection Resources hosts a 1-Day cyber symposium to explore the people, processes, and technology of cyber.  
Cybersecurity is a team sport...get involved.


Thursday March 24th, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center 
4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Special skype appearance by Kevin Mitnick,
the world's most famous Hacker.  

Save the Date to see Kevin Mitnick in person at the 
Virginia Cyber Convention & Exhibition on
October 6th, 2016 at the
Virginia Beach Convention Center . 



Scott Phillpott 
Cyber Protection Resources 

Introductory Speakers 


Karen R. Jackson
Introductory remarks by Karen R. Jackon, the State Secretary of Technology.
Ms. Jackson serves as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including innovation, data analytics, telecommunications, cybersecurity,
and unmanned systems.  She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure. 



Senator Mark R. Warner

 Senator Warner will join the Coastal Virginia Cyber Sympoisum via video welcome. The first in his family to graduate from college, Mark Warner spent 20 years as a successful technology and business leader in Virginia before he was elected Governor of Virginia in 2001. When he left the Governor's Office in 2006, Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best managed state, and the best state in which to receive a public education. 

       Governor Warner was elected to the United States Senate in 2008, where he              serves on the Banking, Budget, Finance and Intelligence committees.   Senator Warner has been recognized as a national leader in fighting for our military men and women and veterans, and working to design a bipartisan, comprehensive plan to address our country's debt and deficit. 


Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms

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Keynote Speakers

Paul Tiao
Organizational Cybersecurity Challenges 

Paul is a partner at Hunton & Williams's Washington office. He is co-chair and co-founder of Hunton’s multi-disciplinary Energy Sector Security Team. His practice focuses on investigations, litigation, regulations, policy and legislation relating to a wide range of homeland security and privacy issues, including cyber intrusions, data breaches, theft of intellectual property, FOIA, security clearances, electronic surveillance, criminal violations, and data privacy.    



      Dan Stein 
Cybersecurity Education: Start Early - and Don't Stop! 

Dan Stein is the Program Lead of the National Cybersecurity Education and Training Program (NCTEP) within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch.  NCTEP’s portfolio includes the nationally-focused Federal Virtual Training Environment and Cybersecurity Training Events (FedVTE/FedVTELive!) Program.  NCTEP also oversees DHS’s partnerships with the National Security Agency on the National Centers of Academic Excellence programs and with the National Science Foundation
                                             for the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.


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Lunch Panel Discussion

"Making Virginia Cyber Secure" 

Panel Speakers

martin joseph  Martin Joseph, CEO/President of 360IT


 Robert Cochran, Supervisory Special Agent,
 with FBI, Norfolk 


Dr. Aurelia T. Williams,
Computer Science Department Chairman with Norfolk State University

Rob Hegedus, CEO of Sera Brynn

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6 Afternoon Breakout Sessions




Cyber Academic Engagement

Panel Speakers: 

Dr. Adrian Gheorghe, 
Old Dominion University  

Dr. Patrick Konopnicki, 
Director of Technical & Career Education, Virginia Beach City Public Schools 

Kimberly Perez, 
Professor Information
System Technologies, 

Tidewater Community College 

Dr. Chris Strasser, Faculty
George Washington University 

Enabling Advanced Cyber Threat Analysis: Moving Beyond the Tradional SIEMs


Anthony Perez, 
Federal Security Architect,
Splunk, Inc 



Cyber Risk Summary: 
An FBI Perspective  


Robert Cochran, 
Supervisory Special Agent, 



The CxO's
Cybersecurity Handbook:

A Guide to Understanding Cyber Risk in the C-Suite  


Stephen Watkins, 
Senior Security Advisor,
Cisco Systems, Inc 


CameraShy: Closing the Aperture on China's Unit F-020


Toni Gidwani, 
Director of Research Operations,


Cyber Solutions within
a Risk Management


Senior Systems Engineer,
Klett Consulting Group 

Senior Systems Engineer,
Klett Consulting Group 

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