2021 Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference

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7:30 a.m.                               Registration and breakfast buffet

Main Program

08:10 a.m. – 08:15 a.m.     “Welcoming Remarks”
Jeff Griffin, Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce  

08:15 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.     “Cybersecurity: Are you giving it your best effort”

Jim Edman, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

09:00 a.m. – 09:15 a.m.     “Beyond the Headlines: Reflecting on the first half of the 2021 Cyber Threat Landscape”

                                                Theron McChesney, SDN Communications

09:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     “Cybersecurity Trends and Best Practices”

Dan Hanson, Marsh & McLennan Agency and Michael Nouguier, Eide Bailly LLP

10:00-10:20 a.m. Networking Break

Breakout Sessions

10:20 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.     “Assessing your Cyber Risks: Exploring Technical and Non-Technical Controls”

                                                Dr. Josh Stroschein, Dakota State University

10:20 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.     “Consumer Perceptions and Behaviors around Cybersecurity”
Lisa Plaggemier, National Cybersecurity Alliance

Main Program

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. “Developing a thriving cybersecurity workforce in and for South Dakota”

Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, Dakota State University

11:45 a.m. Plated lunch served

11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.     “Special Message”

The Honorable Mike Rounds, U.S. Senate

11:55 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.    “Nation-State Threats to the U.S. Private Sector: Risk Management and Threat Mitigation”

                                           Robert Rohrer, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

12:40 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.    “Closing Remarks”

Jeff Griffin, Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce

*Conference agenda subject to change

Robert Rohrer

Robert “Bob” Rohrer is the Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). Created in 2011 by Executive Order 13587, the NITTF leads the implementation and maturity of federal programs to deter, detect, and mitigate insider threats. Mr. Rohrer also serves as the Assistant Director for Enterprise Threat Mitigation at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). In this role, Mr. Rohrer leads the National Operations Security (OPSEC) program, and promotes the integration of insider threat, defensive counterintelligence, and security disciplines across the public and private sectors in support of national security and counterintelligence strategic goals.