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Cybersecurity Educational Initiative Summit



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Date: Friday October 26, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Terra State Community College, Ronald L. Neeley Conference Center
2830 Napoleon Road Fremont, OH 43420
Cost: $25.00

Please note that there is limited seating so be sure to register early 


In 2017 Terra State Community College was designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) through Academic year 2022 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This designation came with a lot of hard work from the CIS department and the college as a whole

What does this designation mean?  The purpose and mission of CAE2Y is to collaborate and reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the Nation.  Terra State met that challenge head on and is looking to provide our students, local community and local industry with a well-rounded education in cyber security.

To celebrate this honor we will be hosting a Cybersecurity Educational Initiative Summit on October 26, 2018.  The purpose of this event is to educate and bring awareness of Cybersecurity to the community and its industry leaders.  I would like to cordially invite you to participate as a representative of your organization.

The agenda for the event will consist of the following:

Event Agenda: 

Registration:  9:00 am – 9:30 am Ronald L Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center

Opening Remarks: 9:30 am – 9:45 am Ronald L Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center 

Breakout Session I: 10:00 am – 10:45 am 

Breakout Session II: 11:00 am – 11:45 am 

Lunch and Dynamic Speaker, David Kennedy: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Ronald L Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center 

Break out session III: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 

Closing Remarks: 2:30 pm -3:00 pm Ronald L Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center 



Our Dynamic Speaker will be David Kennedy.  David Kennedy is Founder and CEO of TrustedSec and Binary Defense.  Prior to starting TrustedSec, David was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Diebold Incorporated, a Fortune 1000 company, with locations in over 80 countries.  He developed a global security program that tackled all aspects of information security and risk management.  Kennedy started his professional career as a member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and was deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.  Mr. Kennedy was Founding developer of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), the industry leading standard on how penetration assessments are to be executed. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) adopted the PTES as their standard. 

He also was Co-Founder of DerbyCon and is on the ISC2 Board of Directors.  David has had numerous guest appearances on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg, BBC, The Katie Couric Show, and other high-profile media outlets. In addition, his tools have been featured on a number of TV shows and movies. David has assisted in some of the content for the widely popular Mr. Robot TV show, and advises on other news organizations and TV shows, including the History Channel.  David Kennedy’s passion for the information security industry is the reason TrustedSec was born. He wanted to build an organization that helps others in a profound way, serving as technical security experts and advisors to companies of all sizes and industries.

There will be five speakers to choose from at each breakout session. Topics you can expect for breakout sessions include:


  • Starting a Corporate Information Security Program from Scratch 

  • The Threat is Real: Securing OT in an IT-Centric World 

  • Reducing Your Cyber Risk by Implementing Compliance as a Program 

  • Bracing for the Inevitable: How to Respond to a Wide-Spread Breach 


Breakout sessions will be presented by industry-level professionals including:

  • Adam Luck, Senior Manager at IGS
  • Scott Blough, Executive Director, CISO at Tiffin University
  • Ryan Bonner, Director of Compliance at Brighline Technologies, Inc 
  • Dr. Loren Wagner, Senior Director Compliance Services at CentraComm
  • Tara Wilson, Senior Account Executive at National Payment Corporation
  • Devin Hill, Incident Responder at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chris Kakish, Oswald Companies

There are many ways in which you can help make our even a cyber success.

Listed below is a breakdown of what you might be interested in doing at our event:

Be a presenter at one of our 3 breakout sessions. 

All breakout speakers will receive a free lunch.  If you sign up before April 1st you will receive a Terra State goodie bag.

To sign up please email Haley Crabtree hcrabtree01@terra.edu.  You may also call with questions at 419-559-2314.

Participate in our Showcase room 

This room will consist of vendors and cybersecurity professionals and will be open from 9am -4:00 pm for networking, product displays and questions.

All participants who sign up to be in our showcase room before April 1st 2018 will receive a discount rate of $75.00.  After April 1st the cost will be $110.00.  The deadline for the showcase is October 1, 2018.  Showcase vendors will also receive 1 free lunch ticket. 

Monetary Donation to our Event 

Donations will be used for: Lunch, Marketing, Hack-a-thon, Speaker Costs, as well as costs to host the event annually each year.  Left over donations will be put towards student scholarships for Cyber students.

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