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RISTE Hosts Cyber Security Roundtable Discussion

  • December 15, 2022
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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RISTE Hosts Roundtable Discussion

with our sponsor, SHI and Sean Chrobak as Moderator

DECEMBER 15, 2022

2:30-3:30 PM

Join our panelists for a lively discussion about the many challenges and solutions  of Cyber Security

School districts across the country are actively planning to protect themselves from cyber threats. Our assembled panel of experts can explain how to engage district leadership and connect IT/Security goals to the overall organization. Identify strategies to manage risk and secure valuable resources. Pair technical skillset and preferences with manufacturers to help IT admins work efficiently.

The speakers for this roundtable discussion (and Q & A) are as follows:  



 Bob Turner has years of experience as a higher education executive, board member, and thought leader with a focus on cybersecurity strategy and leadership, information assurance and business continuity planning, and information technology management. At Fortinet, he is the Chief Information Security Officer for K–12 and higher education customers, acting as a senior level strategic business and technical advisor for the cybersecurity community and business executives. Previously, Turner served as Chief Information Security Officer and Director of the Office of Cybersecurity at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and as a senior manager of cybersecurity teams supporting military, energy, education, and healthcare clients.



 Deborah Blyth, Executive Strategist, is part of the Public Sector Industry Business Unit at CrowdStrike, where she provides strategic advisory services related to enterprise cybersecurity solutions for Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local, Higher Education and Healthcare. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Deborah Blyth spent 7 years as Colorado’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  During her tenure she was successful at doubling the cybersecurity budget, recovering from a large-scale ransomware attack, and measurably reducing risk across the state.  Deborah has over 25 years technology background and 15 years leading information security programs.  Before joining the state of Colorado, Deborah led the Information Technology Security and Compliance programs at TeleTech (5 years) and Travelport (3 years).  Deborah is a Colorado native, and graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University.



 With 15+ years in the cyber security space as a software developer, architect and product manager, Karl Ackerman has a passion for security and a deep commitment to drive the criminal syndicates and nation state actors off our networks and out of our devices. Over the years Karl has collaborated with organizations from small businesses to national defense agencies, both to understand the threats these organizations face and to design and build the software used to defend them from adversaries. With an engineering background, Karl has patents ranging from cryptographic methods for authentication to attribute correlation for device detection.  Karl is currently employed at Sophos as a senior product manager for endpoint protection


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