Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT
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DoubleTree Suites Seattle Airport - Southcenter 
16500 Southcenter Pkwy
Seattle, WA 98188

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Nate Weigel 
Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 

Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Exercise 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME. Please join us on the day of the event. 

Who you gonna call? When a cyber incident happens, who, where, what, and when will you report? Join us on September 12, 2018, for a half-day exercise to review a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and test scenarios for a regional reporting process developed to answer those questions.

The Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) and Pacific NorthWest Economic Region's (PNWER) Cybersecurity Sitational Awareness Project, funded by DHS, has develped a CONOPS to create a clear process for reporting cybersecurity incidents. The goal of the CONOPS is to standardize a regional reporting method for cybersecurity incidents. The overarching goal of the workshop is to test the CONOPS that has been developed.

During lunch, hear from DHS and King County Elections about the cybersecurity of our national and local election infrastructure.

Date: September 12, 2018 from 8:00AM - 12:30PM

Location: DoubleTree Suites Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188

Schedule: Registration opens at 8:00AM. The exercise will begin at 8:30AM.

Free to attend.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Complimentary parking is available.



  • Welcome and Introductions
    • Eric Holdeman, Director of Center for Regional Disaster Resilience, PNWER
  • Remarks from Rep. Zack Hudgins, 11th District
  • Overview of CONOPS 
    • David Matthews, Project Consultant, PNWER
  • Report from the Washington State Fusion Center
    • Erik Allen, Deputy Director, Washington State Fusion Center
  • Break
  • Scenarios of cybersecurity incidents ranging from minimal to severe
  • Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Reporting and Response
    • Robert Lang, Cyber Security Manager, Washington Military Dept.
    • Lance Fuhrman, Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Washington State Fusion Center
    • A. Barrett Adams-Simmons, Regional Sector Outreach Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security
  • Lunch
  • Election Security: The Cybersecurity of Our National and Local Election Infrastructure
    • Patrick Massey, Department of Homeland Security 
    • Julie Wise, King County Elections
  • Adjourn


To veiw the draft CONOPS or for more information on the project, please email Nate Weigel at nate.weigel@pnwer.org.