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Tuesday, November 19 • 2:00pm - 4:15pm
ISSA Cybersecurity War Game Exercise

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To promote education and preparedness in the community, the Capitol of Texas chapter of the ISSA invites security, technology, and management professionals to participate in a security war game exercise. All resources and materials used during the exercise will be provided to attendees to bring back to their organization to launch a program for conducting exercises internally.
  • On the stage will be participants with tech and management experience who will play various roles at a fictional company, and they will be led through a narrative series of events that result in a security breach.
  • Attendees will be given a dossier on their role as a customer or investor of the fictional company when they arrive, and they can submit feedback to the fictional company via their mobile device. Winning submissions as determined by audience vote will be used within the exercise and awarded prizes.
  • As a tabletop, there are no live systems, instead it's like a D&D game with hackers and techies instead of dragons and wizards, supplemented with synthesized policies and logs from the fictional systems projected for everyone to see.
  • After the event, there will be a panel of security experts who will conduct a "hot wash" de-brief, analyzing how well the participants performed, and to what extent our exercise accomplished its objectives.
If you would like to interact with the participants and have an opportunity to win prizes, don't forget to bring a charged mobile device.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Robertson

Seth Robertson

Virtual CISO, Nocturn Security
Seth is a dynamic information security leader with sixteen years experience building best-in-class programs including launching a security startup, managing NASAs incident response program, founding the Security Operations Center at a top Wall Street firm, leading the security program... Read More →
avatar for Vern Williams

Vern Williams

Global Security Officer, Dell EMC Financial Services
Experienced leader and consultant with 17 years of naval nuclear propulsion plant experience and over 20 years in the IT and security consulting arena. Provide leadership and technical expertise to a business unit with 5 -10 Billion in assets. Provided Security Architecture and Project... Read More →
avatar for Robert Felps

Robert Felps

CEO, Third Rock, Inc.
Robert Felps is about taking the complex and making it simple.  He has spent his career taking overwhelming, difficult problems and providing straightforward solutions that will make you say, Why didnt I think of that.Using vision, curiosity, and humor, he has saved Fortune 50 companies... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Rogers, CIPP/US

Elizabeth Rogers, CIPP/US

Partner, Michael Best Friedrich, LLP
A former chief privacy officer in Texas state government, Elizabeth Rogers brings a unique and informed perspective to her privacy and cybersecurity practice at Michael Best. Clients benefit from Elizabeths extensive experience with a variety of regulatory, cybersecurity compliance... Read More →
avatar for Sam Wood

Sam Wood

Director of Consulting Services, The HT Group
Sam Wood is an Austin-based technology and executive management consultant with 20+ years of business transformation experience. Sam enjoys building and leading high-performing, innovative IT organizations that thrive during rapid growth and change, whether to enter new markets or... Read More →
avatar for Sean Darragh

Sean Darragh

CISO, Apiture, LLC
Sean has over 19 years of experience in the utility and financial sectors, with the last 15 focused on information security. Sean's passion is building "Full Contact Security" programs supporting the business. Sean enjoys participating in the Austin security scene at venues such as... Read More →
avatar for Josh Van Cott

Josh Van Cott

VP Sales North America, Lepide
Josh brings over 20 years worth of experience in the data security industry to the Lepide team. Before Lepide, Josh worked as an Account Manager for Varonis (leading provider of data security solutions). In his spare time, Josh is a Board Member at ISSA Capitol of Texas Chapter and... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Gasyna

Johnny Gasyna

Principal Software Engineer, Digital Pharmacist
Principal Software Engineer with over 20 years experience. Currently focusing on design, full stack development, DevOps, distributed systems, security and micro-service architecture. Interests include antique motorcycle restoration, enduro, outdoors, percussion and chess.
avatar for Katy Timoney

Katy Timoney

Cyber Security Recruiting Consultant, Austin Frasier
As the Cyber Security Specialist at Austin Fraser, Katy focuses exclusively on recruiting and connecting Security talent with growing tech companies in Austin. Additionally she hosts a security meet up, SecureAustin, which allows members of the security community to come together... Read More →
avatar for Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett

Deputy CISO, State of Texas
Andy Bennett is a boot wearin native Texan who serves the State of Texas as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. He has a diverse IT background covering 22 years of experience in roles across the enterprise and in a variety of sectors including government, banking, higher... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly DeCola

Kimberly DeCola

Records Analyst, City of Austin
Kimberly DeCola has 12 years of records and information management experience and has been a Certified Records Manager since 2016. She is currently a Records Analyst with the City of Austin, having worked for the City for over 17 years. Kim worked in establishing the City Records... Read More →
avatar for Randy DeLeon

Randy DeLeon

Sr. DevOps Engineer, The Zebra
Randy DeLeon is a software professional who has been in the industry for over 15 years. His experience ranges from being a Quality Assurance Engineer, to a contract Development Manager, a Professional Services Lead, Architect and Lead Designer, as well as a DevOps Engineer. All in... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Room 12A

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