It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the local business community. Using case studies and best practice examples, these exhibitor-presented sessions offer you the solutions needed to address your technology challenges and achieve your organizational goals.
Allen Vance • GM – Public Sector @ Ionic Security
Chris Smoak • Division Chief, Emerging Threats and Countermeasures @ Georgia Tech Research Institute
Marc Winn • CyberSecurity Executive
Trevor Horwitz • CISO @ Trustnet (moderator)
Denise Reese, President, Women in Technology Foundation
Serena Sacks • Chief Information Officer, Fulton Country Schools
Julie Haley • CEO and Founder, Edge Solutions, LLC
Fela Strickland-Smith • Principal, Satori Interactive
As evidenced by events over the past 15 years, America’s efficient but old, decaying and overstressed critical infrastructures have become significantly more exploitable and consequence amplifying targets. In the wake of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s January 2006 Critical Infrastructure Task Force Report, there has been much discussion of Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR). In CIR’s continuing absence, America’s critical infrastructure preparedness trajectory will continue to decay and become increasingly perilous. Addressing these issues, Jeff will discuss the history and the all too often overlooked “predator’s view” of America’s globally interdependent critical infrastructures, and because of its increasing reliance the Internet, the rapidly mounting dangers the exploitation of critical infrastructures pose to the safety, security, quality of life and future of the Nation. Jeff will “make the case” for CIR as the most fundamental of Business, Community, State, Regional, Homeland and National Security undertakings and will provide the means — operationally proven CIR mindsets, metrics, methodologies and technologies — to achieve and sustain it for this and generations of Americans’ to follow.
Jeff Gaynor is a highly experienced Critical Infrastructure, Community and National Security, Resilience and Preparedness thought leader. He is the Founder and Managing Member of American Resilience Consulting, LLC. He is a Member of the Board of Directors, InfraGard National Members Alliance and is the Immediate Past President of the InfraGard Atlanta Members Alliance.
Over his better than half-century of National Security experience, Jeff created and directed the operations of DHS Secretary’s Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC’s) Emergency Response Senior Advisory Committee and its Critical Infrastructure Task Force and subsequently served as a principal contributor to the HSAC’s Community Resilience Task Force. As a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive (DISES), Jeff directed the Defense Department’s Year 2000 (Y2K) Operations and was its first Principal Director for Security and Information Operations. In the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, he served as a Defense Department intelligence representative to the White House and its Office of Homeland Security. Prior to his DISES appointment, Jeff was the Principal Action Officer for creation of the Defense-Wide Information Assurance Program.
Jeff is a retired US Army Colonel and Silver Star recipient who served from the Foxhole to the White House as an: Advisor to Vietnamese Territorial Security (Infantry) Forces; an Intelligence and Counterintelligence Agent and Operations Officer; a Military Intelligence Battalion Commander; and as the Communications Security Officer for Presidents’ Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.
Are cyber criminals hiding in your small business or government agency? Nearly half of small businesses have been victims of a cyber-attack. We will reveal why small and midsize businesses are hackers’ favorite new targets, describe where these new threats are coming from, and explain how to keep them out of your network. Learn how to protect your business, even without big-time IT resources.
Location matters, even in the cloud. Most organizations have very specific needs and requirements for their IT infrastructure. One component that often gets overlooked is where their hosting environment is, or will be, located.
In this presentation, we will discuss why ‘location matters’ when deploying a cloud solution. We’ll look at several reasons why location should be considered for your hosting environment, including: latency, regulatory mandates for compliance, specific performance requirements, corporate governance, disaster recovery needs, and more. This topic will also include key points of consideration that should be reviewed before choosing a provider for your hosting environment.
It’s 2016, but organizations still struggle to deliver consistent and predictable performance for their cloud and virtualized applications. Even with advances in flash technology, storage remains designed for physical, not virtual, workloads, and it shows with unpredictable performance, difficult troubleshooting and fragile scalability. Storage needs to be aligned to virtualization, but what is VM-Aware Storage besides a buzzword? We will investigate the five requirements of VM-Aware Storage, and which technologies enable those requirements.
We will cover two use cases which outline gaps in their DR strategy and how you are able to overcome these gaps. Join us to learn more!
In today’s world of security breaches that cost companies millions, understanding how incidents can occur gives insight into protecting the network and managing risk. With the number of incidents on the rise, it’s no longer an option to simply be content with mitigating a breach after the fact, you must also detect any breaches of security before they can cause damage and prevent further intrusions.
The Engineers at Fortinet will walk you through the life cycle of advanced threats, pointing out their common methods of avoiding detection. Additionally, you’ll be shown how a proper security framework gives you multiple options to detect and mitigate an attack before it has the opportunity to inflict damage; costing you time, money, and public confidence.
|Alfred Barker||Chief Information Security Officer||University of North Georgia|
|Amit Dongerdive||Chief Information Technology Architect||Georgia Aquarium|
|Angel Rodriguez||Chief Security Officer||AT&T Services, Inc.|
|Ben Halpert||VP, Risk & Corporate Security||Ionic Security|
|Bill Cole||Director, Internal Audit||Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health|
|Bryson Payne||Professor of Computer Science||University of North Georgia|
|David Evans||Principal||Aqua Engineering Inc|
|Denise Reese||President, WiT Foundation||Women in Technology|
|Eddie Gonzalez||Information Technology Director||Jim Ellis Automotive Group|
|Elton Howze||Director of Information Systems||Fox Theatre|
|Felicia Hedgebeth||Information Security Officer||GA Dept of Banking & Finance|
|James Nguyen||Chief Information Officer||The Task Force for Global Health|
|Jeff Morrison||Director of Technology||Trinity School|
|Jeffery Gaynor||Director, Board of Directors||Infragard National Members Alliance|
|Jeffrey Smith||Director, Information Technology||Benton Global, llc.|
|Jerry Riddle||Dir, Info Technology Security||Quality Technology Services|
|John Scrimsher||Information Security and Risk Management Leader||General Motors|
|John Wible||Business Information Security Officer||Delta Air Lines, Inc.|
|Jonathan Cox||Director of Technology & Innovation||Kaufman Tire|
|Kathy Cooke||Infrastructure Manager||Southwire|
|Keith Nohe||Senior Service Continuity Manager||AT&T|
|Kelvin Arcelay||SVP, Information Security||EVO Payments International|
|Keyaan Williams||Senior Executive, CISO Programs||E-C Council|
|LaSheka Battle||Associate Director, IT Systems Development||Fulton County Government|
|Leslie Anderson||Director of Enterprise Architecture||NCR|
|Linda Hutchinson||President||SR2 Execution Bridge|
|Madinah Ali||President||Excelente, Inc|
|Michael Costa||President/CEO||Crosshair Technology|
|Michael Hale||Director of Technology||Oconee County Schools|
|Michael Martin||Manager, Information Technology||Amicalola EMC|
|Mikal Hass||President||ISC2 Atlanta Chapter|
|Ola Osunkoya||Senior Director/CIRO||Healthcare Solutions, Inc|
|Patrick Flynn||Manager, Crisis Management Programs||AGL Resources, Inc.|
|Paul Gue||Chief Information Officer||HealthPort Technologies|
|Phillip Mahan||Director, Risk Services||Williams & Garcia|
|Reggie Brinson||Chief Information Officer||Clark Atlanta University|
|Robbie Hudec||Global IT Security Lead||Novelis Corporation|
|Robert Mims||Chief Information Security Officer||AGL Resources, Inc.|
|Sazid Golandaz||Global Director, IT Strategic Sourcing||Global Director, IT Strategic Sourcing|
|Shane Mohr||SVP & Director of Information Technology||Southcrest Financial Group|
|Tamika Bass||Information Security Manager||Capegemini|
|Trevor Horwitz||Chief Information Security Officer||TrustNet|
|Venkat Krishnamoorthy||Chief Information Officer||Auto Auction Services Corp.|
|Victor Robinson||Senior Information Technology Network Design||AT&T Global Services|
|Viola Maxwell-Thompson||Executive Director||ITSMF|
|Wolf Halton||Senior Data Security Consultant||Elavon, Inc|
From Northbound or Southbound on I-75 (or coming from the Atlanta Airport)
Take Exit 258/Cumberland Boulevard. Go west on Cumberland Boulevard to the fourth traffic light at Cobb Parkway/US 41. Turn right on Cobb Parkway and go 7/10 of a mile (5 traffic lights) to Galleria Drive. Turn right onto Galleria Drive. The Cobb Galleria Centre’s main (rotunda) entrance is located immediately on the right. An additional parking facility is located directly across Galleria Drive.
From I-285 Eastbound
Take Exit 19/Cobb Parkway/US 41. At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Cobb Parkway and move into the left-hand turning lane. At the first traffic light turn left onto Galleria Drive. The Cobb Galleria Centre’s main (rotunda) entrance is located immediately on the right. An additional parking facility is located directly across Galleria Drive.
From I-285 Westbound
Take Exit 20/Cobb Parkway/US 41. Continue to exit using the lane marked Cobb Parkway. At the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp turn left onto Cobb Parkway and go under I-285. Make a left hand turn at the second traffic light onto Galleria Drive. The Cobb Galleria Centre’s main (rotunda) entrance is located immediately on the right. An additional parking facility is located directly across Galleria Drive.
PARKING: Complimentary Self Park. An additional parking facility is located directly across Galleria Drive.