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Information Technology Peer Group Meeting 

Cyber-Defense Strategies and Solutions 
October 17, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
How do you create an effective cybersecurity strategy in a world full of uncertainty and chaos? 

Cybersecurity and defense remains as one of the most critical concerns for every IT leader. Cyber threats continue to originate from a wide variety and ever-multiplying range of threat-vectors; from state-sponsored groups and terrorists to organized criminal elements and emerging hacktivist movements. As these groups exercise increasing sophistication in their use of advanced technology, every enterprise with any exposure on the internet must develop capabilities and solutions to counter and manage each of those threats. Protecting a wide-array of disparate legacy systems as well as managing risks created by third-party service providers and vendors, and ensuring end-user compliance with an ever-increasing list of compliance and regulatory controls and objectives, all at the time of shrinking security budgets and an acute shortage of talent has left many organizations scrambling to find workable solutions. The October Peer Group meeting of the UWEBC IT Peer Group will attempt to address many of these challenges and provide a safe, collaborative learning environment for UWEBC members companies to tap into the collective wisdom of the consortium.

This meeting affords attendees plenty of opportunities to interact with their peers. The day will include a panel discussion as well as small group breakout discussions. The lineup of presenters for this event includes:
Prof. Thomas Kaczmarek (Marquette University) on The intersection of AI and Cybersecurity.

Jennifer Hennessy (Foley & Lardner LLP) and Terry Kurzynski (HALOCK Security Labs) on Preparing for a Cyber-breach: From Forensics to Litigation.

Byron Franz (FBI) on Emerging Threat Landscape.

This is an exceptional opportunity for security professionals and IT leaders not only to hear some exceptional thought leaders and experts, but also an opportunity to meet and network with peers from other world-class companies right here in Wisconsin.

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions (webcast available)
  Cavinda Caldera - IT Practice Director, UWEBC
9:15 AM Emerging Cybersecurity Threat Landscape (webcast available)
  Byron Franz - Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
10:00 AM The Intersection of AI and Cybersecurity (webcast available)
  Prof. Thomas Kaczmarek - Director, Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, Marquette University
10:45 AM Break (no webcast available)
11:10 AM Breakout Group Discussion (no webcast available)
11:45 AM Lunch (no webcast available)
12:30 PM Preparing for a Cyber-breach: From Forensics to Litigation (webcast available)
  Jennifer Hennessy - Privacy, Security and Health Care Regulatory Attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP
Terry Kurzynski - Partner, HALOCK Security Labs
1:30 PM Case Study: Cybersecurity Program at American Transmission Company (webcast available)
  Mark Binkelman - Team Leader of Cyber Security, American Transmission Company
2:00 PM Panel Discussion (webcast available)
  Mark Binkelman - Team Leader of Cyber Security, American Transmission Company
Jody Hawkins - Senior Solutions Architect, EDCi
Terry Kurzynski - Partner, HALOCK Security Labs
Troy Rosengarten - IT Solution Support Leader, Cree
2:55 PM Wrap-up and Closing Remarks (webcast available)
3:00 PM Adjourn
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Jen Anderson, 608-890-1406, UWEBCevents@wisc.edu 
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