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Businesses of every size need a cybersecurity plan. Learn from experts in the cybersecurity field about what you can be doing to protect your business at the 2024 Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference.

Through keynote speakers and breakout sessions, attendees will explore the evolving threat landscape from both a domestic and foreign perspective, how to implement a culture of security, and industry-developed best practices for protecting your business or organization.

Keynote Speakers

Jim Edman

Jim Edman is the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in South Dakota. He previously worked for the South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) with experience in applications development and networking technologies for state government, K-12 and higher education. Edman served as Chief Information Security Officer for 13 years. Establishing operational, strategic and collaborative platforms to successfully safeguard constituent and government data. He also served as the Broadband Manager for the ConnectSD project to bring high speed broadband to every South Dakotan.

Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker is a self-taught software engineer and passionate malware researcher and collector, dedicated to crafting a wide array of tools designed to propel large-scale automation. His areas of expertise encompass Object-Oriented Design (OOD) Architecture, automation, big data management, distributed computing, and cross-platform development. In August 2022, during the prestigious BlackHat 30 – Arsenal event, he and Dr. Josh Stroschein had the privilege of unveiling their brainchild, SubParse—an innovative automated tool for conducting large-scale static and dynamic malware analysis. Currently, Baker serves as the lead penetration tester for Project Boundary Fence within the dynamic Madlabs environment at Dakota State University.


7:30 a.m.

Registration and breakfast

8:10 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote

9:30 a.m.

Breakout sessions

10:15 a.m.

Networking break

10:30 a.m.

Breakout sessions

11:20 a.m.

The DARC report and lunch is served

12 p.m.

Legislative update (virtual)

12:15 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote

1:05 p.m.

Closing remarks

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