Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity Strategies for Decision Makers

Nearly 50 million records of Californians have been breached during the past 4 years, according to the Attorney General in the 2016 California Data Breach Report. Most of the exploited vulnerabilities that enabled these breaches were compromised more than a year after the solution to patch the vulnerability was publicly available. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, this class aims to instruct students in:

  • Cybersecurity Basics: Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including vocabulary, common threats and mitigation approaches.
  • The Evolving Threat: Understand the range of cybersecurity threats, both current and emerging.
  • Cybersecurity Best Practices: Observe how the best organizations deal with the evolving threat.
  • The Right Tools and Tactics: Use hands-on exercises to choose the right tools and actions that can help shield your organization from malicious content, based on your budget.

It is no longer a question of IF your organization will experience a cyberattack, but WHEN. Please join Cal Poly and the California Cybersecurity Training Complex for this very important training course for executives, technologists, administrators, managers, and decision makers.

Information and registration
Course Title Instructor(s) Date(s) Schedule Fee Enrollment Deadline Enroll Online
Cybersecurity Strategies for Decision Makers Bruce Burton
Patricia McQuaid
10/12/17 - 10/13/17 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$499 10/7/17 Enroll Now
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Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker Presentation

The nature of cyberattacks are drastically changing and so will the tools, training, and solutions needed by your organization to combat future security breaches. Please join us on October 12 for an informed discussion on cybersecurity. Our featured keynote address is from Stephanie Cervantes, former Chief of IT Security, State of California Department of Justice. This keynote address is part of the Cybersecurity Strategies for Decision Makers course. If you are unable to participate in the full 2-day training course, do not miss this opportunity to hear Cervantes speak on the “The State of Cyber” as well as a panel of technology leaders from industry, government, and academia discussing critical security vulnerabilities facing everyone locally, nationally, and globally.

Topics

  • Can My Organization Really be Secure?
  • Cyber Basics, Tools and Tactics
  • The Evolving Threat and Attack Frequency
  • The Human Factor - What Really Happens in Your Network During the Day?
  • Case Studies of What's Working Now and Strategies for the Future
  • How Cyberattacks Impact the World, Economy, and Your Organization
  • What You Need to Know about Phishing, Ransomware, and DDoS Attacks
  • Your Questions for the Panel

Featured Speakers

  • Keith Tresh, Commander of the California Cybersecurity Integration Center in the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
  • Stephanie Cervantes, former Cheif of IT Security, State of California Department of Justice

Panelists

  • Shawn Angulo, Director of Technology and CTO, King City Union School District
  • Mark Arnet, Retired Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation / Cyber Security Consultant
  • Bill Britton, Vice President & CIO, California Polytechnic University
  • Bruce Burton, Manager, California Cybersecurity Training Complex
  • Henry Danielson, Director of Technology, Coast Unified School District
  • Patricia McQuaid, Information Systems Professor, California Polytechnic University
Information and registration
Course Title Instructor(s) Date(s) Schedule Fee Location Ticket
Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker Presentation Bill Britton
Bruce Burton
Patricia McQuaid
Stephanie Cervantes
10/12/17 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM $25 Spanos Theater Click here purchase tickets
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Featured Speakers

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Keith Tresh

Commander of the California Cybersecurity Integration Center in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Keith Tresh was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 6, 2016 as the commander of the California cybersecurity integration center (Cal-CSIC) within the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Keith is a veteran of State service and prior his appointment as the commander of Cal-CSIC he was the chief information officer at the California High – Speed Rail Authority. More

From 2014 to 2016, Keith was the chief information security officer at the Orange County, California Executive Office. Mr. Tresh also served as the chief information security officer for the Office of Information Security at the California Technology Agency from 2011 to 2013 and from 2006 to 2011 he was the chief information officer for the California National Guard. Keith is a retired senior Army officer and a combat veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the brigade communications officer from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Tresh earned a Master of Science degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Master of Science degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix.

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Stephanie Cervantes

Keynote Presenter

Stephanie Cervantes is the Director of Technology Solutions at HF Tech Services where she utilizes her 20+ years of experience in the security and privacy realms to assist clients with their needs.
After a distinguished career in CA government she joined HF Tech Services and sits on the Advisory Board to a start-up company in the Silicon Valley. She has been a Chief Security Architect for the largest public sector pension fund in the world; managed technical security testing for two large State of CA ERP projects, along with quality assurance for one of the projects. Stephanie started one of the first Privacy Offices for the State of CA. More

She has been a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and served on many State and Federal level security policy development groups and advisory boards, currently serving on the CA Cyber Security Task Force. She is the founder of the CA Inter-Agency Security Group, which she chaired for 20 years. She is a founding member and current Board Member of the Sacramento Chapter of InfraGard, a public / private sector alliance between the FBI and critical infrastructure.

Through her work with InfraGard she received an FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest from FBI Director Robert Mueller in 2011. Stephanie received an Information Security Leadership Award in 2014 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the State of CA Information Security Community.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certifications.

Instructors

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Bill Britton, Ph.D.

CIO, California polytechnic University

During a 35-year career in Information Technology and Aerospace, Dr. Bruce Burton worked in a variety of roles including executive management, technology management and operations.
In 2016, Dr. Burton took on the role of directing the startup of the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC), a multi-agency partnership spearheaded by Cal Poly University. The CCTC is dedicated to increasing cybersecurity and digital forensics training in California. Since its start-up in early 2016, the CCTC has provided training to over 25 agencies across California and provided innovative cybersecurity events for future cyber defenders. More

Between 2000 to 2015, Dr. Burton held several Executive roles at Titan Corporation and L-3 as General Manager, Chief Technology Officer and ultimately Deputy to the President at National Security Solutions (NSS). NSS represented the center of excellence for L-3 Communications for Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Data Analytics with annual revenues exceeding $1B. NSS provided Information Technology and Cybersecurity support for the DOD, Intelligence Agencies and State, Local and Education customers. He worked across the organization to help ensure profitable growth and customer satisfaction. Working across these various customers gave Dr. Burton insight into the current state of the IT practice and a unique perspective of current IT and cybersecurity best practices.

Early in his career, Dr. Burton helped his company establish a vibrant practice in the test and verification of nationally significant systems including space systems, the nation’s Medicare systems and many of the federal government’s transitions to standardized financial systems. Based in part on this experience, Dr. Burton testified as an expert witness in congressional hearings on Medicare automation.

Dr. Bruce Burton holds a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry and an MS in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. He served as an adjunct professor for Chapman University where he taught both undergraduate and graduate computer science courses. Dr. Burton is the author of many articles and papers on techniques for developing high reliability systems and software engineering.

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Bruce Burton, Ph.D.

Manager, California Cybersecurity Training Complex

During a 35-year career in Information Technology and Aerospace, Dr. Bruce Burton worked in a variety of roles including executive management, technology management and operations.
In 2016, Dr. Burton took on the role of directing the startup of the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC), a multi-agency partnership spearheaded by Cal Poly University. The CCTC is dedicated to increasing cybersecurity and digital forensics training in California. Since its start-up in early 2016, the CCTC has provided training to over 25 agencies across California and provided innovative cybersecurity events for future cyber defenders. More

Between 2000 to 2015, Dr. Burton held several Executive roles at Titan Corporation and L-3 as General Manager, Chief Technology Officer and ultimately Deputy to the President at National Security Solutions (NSS). NSS represented the center of excellence for L-3 Communications for Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Data Analytics with annual revenues exceeding $1B. NSS provided Information Technology and Cybersecurity support for the DOD, Intelligence Agencies and State, Local and Education customers. He worked across the organization to help ensure profitable growth and customer satisfaction. Working across these various customers gave Dr. Burton insight into the current state of the IT practice and a unique perspective of current IT and cybersecurity best practices.

Early in his career, Dr. Burton helped his company establish a vibrant practice in the test and verification of nationally significant systems including space systems, the nation’s Medicare systems and many of the federal government’s transitions to standardized financial systems. Based in part on this experience, Dr. Burton testified as an expert witness in congressional hearings on Medicare automation.

Dr. Bruce Burton holds a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry and an MS in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. He served as an adjunct professor for Chapman University where he taught both undergraduate and graduate computer science courses. Dr. Burton is the author of many articles and papers on techniques for developing high reliability systems and software engineering.

Patricia McQuaid

Information Systems Professor

Patricia A. McQuaid, Ph.D., CISA, is a Professor of Information Systems in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly. She has a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering, an MBA, and an undergraduate degree in Accounting. Patricia is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Tester - Foundation Level (CTFL), through the ISTQB, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board. She has over 25 years of experience in software engineering, having taught in both the Colleges of Business and Engineering throughout her career. She has worked in industry in the banking and manufacturing industries as an information systems auditor, is a consultant, and a trainer. More

Patricia is a Research and Education Coordinator for the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC). The CCTC hosted and supported the 2017 CyberCalifornia Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC) for the State of California, and will again in 2018. She is the Faculty Liaison to the Orfalea College of Business from the Cybersecurity Center. She is a mentor for Cal Poly’s Cybersecurity Case Study Library (CSCL), a collaborative project in conjunction with the Cybersecurity Center which allows students and staff from all disciplines to engage with cybersecurity research and data to create cases that will be used throughout the university.

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