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A preview of the 2018 North Dakota Cyber Security Conference agenda will be released in early January. In the meantime, review the 2017 program.

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. | Registration, Continental Breakfast, Sponsor Exhibit

Great Plains Ballroom, NDSU Memorial Union

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Sponsor Exhibit

The registration desk will be open from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Continental breakfast will be served, and conference sponsors will be available to visit with attendees. 

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. | Conference Welcome

Great Plains Ballroom, NDSU Memorial Union

Conference Welcome

Hear opening remarks from the conference advisors and NDSU leadership as they welcome attendees to the conference and introduce the morning keynote.

8:30 – 9:25 a.m. | Morning Keynote: Chris Laping

Great Plains Ballroom, NDSU Memorial Union

Chris Laping
Author, People Before Things

People Before Things—Always!

Gallup reports that 70% of all change initiatives fail. Why do some organizations succeed at delivering change while others don’t? Quite simply, their leaders put people before things. Using concepts from his debut book, in this talk Chris helps audiences visualize how they can become CHANGE leaders. Intended for any executive, middle manager or grassroots influencer, this is a message for all levels of leadership!

9:30 – 10:20 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

Track 1 (Century Theater): Arm Chair Global Scale Hostname Research with April's Cool ToolsApril Lorenzen, Chief Data Scientist, Dissect Cyber, Inc. 

Track 2 (Prairie Rose Room): Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Resources Overview | Harley Rinerson, Cyber Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Track 3 (Arikara Room): So You Want to be an Information Security Officer | Art Bakke, Information Security Officer, Starion Bank. | View a PDF version of the presentation

Track 4 (Hidatsa Room): Software-Defined Secure Network | Terry Yackel, Senior Systems Engineer, Juniper/ByteSpeed Partner

10:20 – 10:50 a.m. | Coffee with the Sponsors and Book Signing with Chris Laping

Great Plains Ballroom, NDSU Memorial Union

Coffee with the Sponsors

Grab a cup of coffee. Visit sponsor displays and network with other attendees. Stop by Chris Laping's book signing table to get a free, signed copy of People Before Things.

10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

Track 1 (Century Theater)I'm gonna have to Data Science the DFIR out of this! | John Lukach, Principal, Tundra Labs. | View a PDF version of the presentation

Track 2 (Prairie Rose Room): Threat Landscape in Higher Education and How REN-ISAC Can HelpChris O'Donnell, Security Principal Engineer, REN-ISAC. | View a PDF version of the presentation

Track 3 (Arikara Room): Federal Resources for Cybersecurity Education and Talent DevelopmentDaniel Stein, Cybersecurity Training and Education Program Lead, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Track 4 (Hidatsa Room): Too important to fail | Corey Steele, Network/Security Engineer, HighPoint

11:45 – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

Great Plains Ballroom, Memorial Union

We invite attendees to enjoy a Fiesta of fajita chicken and ground beef, black beans, Spanish rice, avocado salsa with tortilla chips, and refreshments. There will also be two desserts to choose from: chocolate caramel cake and carrot cake with cream cheese. 

12:45 - 1:35 p.m. | Afternoon Keynote: Kris Evans

Great Plains Ballroom, NDSU Memorial Union

Kris Evans
Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Consultant, Harvard Risk Management Corporation

Identity Theft in the 21st Century
According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft has been the number one consumer complaint for the seventeenth consecutive year, and the need for organizational education has never been greater.  In the world of cyber security, it is critical to understand how to protect non-public information, but many times the "why" is just as important as the "how-to."  During this presentation, participants will learn how identity thieves are evolving and taking a low tech approach to go after high tech security. You will be shocked at what they are doing with the information that they steal.


1:40 - 2:30 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

Track 1 (Century Theater)For Forensics Sake...What to do when IR Strikes | Joe GumkeInformation Security Engineer. | View a PDF version of the presentation.

Track 2 (Prairie Rose Room): Cyber Security and Intelligence Sharing in Our SchoolsSteve Palmer, Information Security Officer, North Dakota EduTech; Tony Aukland, Information Security Analyst, ND Information Technology Department. | View a PDF version of the presentation.

Track 3 (Arikara Room)One Student at a Time: Encouraging and Developing IT Professionals | Megan Bouret, Manager of IT Services, ND Department of Transportation

Track 4 (Hidatsa Room): Things You Should Be Doing to Protect Your Network Already But Probably Aren't | Justin Kallhoff,  CEO of Infogressive, Presenting on behalf of Fortinet

2:30 - 3 p.m. | Coffee with the Sponsors

Great Plains Ballroom, NDSU Memorial Union

Coffee with the Sponsors

Grab a cup of coffee. Network with other attendees and take advantage of this last chance to visit sponsor displays.

3 - 3:50 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

Track 1 (Century Theater): Intro to Software Defined RadioMike SaundersOwner, Hardwater Information Security. | View a PDF version of the presentation

Track 2 (Prairie Rose Room)NexusND for the North Dakota University System | Dr. Mark Hagerott, Chancellor, ND University System

Track 3 (Arikara Room): Filling the Demand and the Need for an Educated Cyber Security Workforce Cyber Security Training and Education Panel Discussion | Kevin Fishbeck, University of Mary; Chuck Gardner, Cyber Innovation Center; Kayla Jones, North Dakota State University; Pratap Kotola, North Dakota State University; Jordan Moore, North Dakota State University; Daniel Stein, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Prakash Ranganathan, University of North Dakota

4 – 4:30 p.m. | Closing

Great Plains Ballroom, NDSU Memorial Union

Marc Wallman
Vice President for Information Technology, North Dakota State University


Stick around for closing remarks and drawings for door prizes from the conference sponsors.

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