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2015 Wisconsin Cyber Security Summit

October 28, 2015

Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union
Monaghan Ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Every day, Wisconsin’s government detects tens of thousands of unauthorized attempts to probe, scan, and access or disrupt its computer networks. These same computer networks safeguard important information about Wisconsin’s residents, control critical state agency operating systems, and provide our customers with convenient access to state services. While the vast majority of these cyber anomalies are blocked by defensive systems, evolving threats represent a significant risk to the continuity of state government. Similar challenges are faced by Wisconsin’s private sector and local government partners, all of whom are also working diligently to safeguard their systems.

The summit will bring together national and international cyber security experts to discuss cybersecurity challenges for the State of Wisconsin and how the public and private sectors can form a partnership to combat the threat of cyber attacks. The main theme throughout this year’s cyber summit will consist of five action words: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

The Cyber Summit will be held at Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. 

Keynote Speakers

Major General Donald P. DunbarMajor General Donald P. Dunbar
The Adjutant General, WI – Wisconsin National Guard

Major General Donald P. Dunbar is the adjutant general of Wisconsin. He is responsible for the federal and state missions of the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard and the Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management. He is the governor’s Homeland Security Advisor, chairs the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council and serves as the chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council for the National Governor’s Association. In addition, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Adjutants General Association of the United States (AGAUS).

Gen. Dunbar holds a B.B.A. from the College of Insurance in New York; an M.B.A. from City University in Washington; and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Law School. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officer School and the National War College, and he holds a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. He completed the Capstone joint service professional military education course in 2008.

Gen. Dunbar joined the Air Force in 1983. He joined the Washington Air National Guard in 1991. In 1995, he was assigned to the National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C., as the KC-135 functional manager for 19 Air National Guard refueling wings. From 1998 to 2003, he served on the Defense Department staff and as executive officer to the director of the Air National Guard. In 2003, he returned to the Washington Air National Guard to command the 141st Operations Group. He mobilized and commanded the 385th Air Expeditionary Group at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in 2004 and again in 2005. He came to Wisconsin in March 2005 to command Milwaukee’s 128th Air Refueling Wing. He was appointed to his present position on Sept. 1, 2007.

As Adjutant General, he has mobilized more than 7,800 Soldiers and Airmen for combat operations and led the state through seven declared Stafford Act emergencies.

David CagigalDavid Cagigal
Chief Information Officer – Department of Administration

David Cagigal was appointed CIO for the State of Wisconsin in November, 2012. As the CIO, he also serves as Division Administrator for the Division of Enterprise Technology (DET). DET manages the state’s IT assets and provides technology to state agencies such as computer services, voice-data-video telecommunications, and print and mail services.

David is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in information technology visioning, strategic planning and management. He is experienced in converging business strategies with ever-changing and innovating information technologies. He also identifies and

implements the appropriate change management processes and risk mitigating strategies for each unique culture. David has held executive IT positions at Alliant Energy, DeVry University, DePaul University, Maytag and Amoco that crosses multiple industries and business functions.

He is also passionate about education reform and 21st Century Learning Strategies through technology innovations in collaboration with teachers, administrators, parents, communities and most importantly students.

His specialties are strategic planning, budget management, program management, business intelligence, data analytics, risk analysis, quality management, business continuity, disaster response, technology analysis / implementa- tion, security operations, and training / development of personnel.

MacLellanThomas MacLellan
Director of National Homeland Security and Government Affairs, FireEye

Thomas MacLellan is Director of National Homeland Security Policy and Government Affairs for FireEye. In that role, he supports state and local governments and education systems in their efforts to improve cybersecurity policy.

Prior to joining FireEye, MacLellan was Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. In that capacity he worked with governors and their senior advisors and cabinet officials for over 16 years on policy issues of

national importance, including cybersecurity, electronic crime, forensics, public safety broadband, justice information sharing, prescription drug abuse, privacy, energy assurance, and a range of other homeland security and public safety related issues.

In addition to helping train governors and their homeland security advisors on disaster response, MacLellan created and directed NGA’s Resource Center for State Cybersecurity, the first national effort aimed at assisting governors in improving their state’s cybersecurity. Through that effort, MacLellan hosted the first all-state summit on cybersecurity aimed at helping states improve their governance, posture, and response capabilities.

Also through the Resource Center, MacLellan authored Act and Adjust: A Call to Action for Governors for Cybersecurity. That publication presented governors with an initial framework to strengthen their state’s overall cybersecurity. MacLellan also directed the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) and established the first network of governors’ criminal justice policy advisors.

MacLellan is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Naval Postgraduate School Executive Leaders Program in Monterrey, California. MacLellan has authored numerous articles and has presented extensively on homeland security and public safety policy issues.

LEERobert M. Lee
Certified Instructor for SANS Institute

Robert M. Lee is a SANS Institute Certified Instructor and the course author of ICS515 – ICS/ SCADA Active Defense and Incident Response and co-author of FOR578 – Cyber Threat Intelligence. He is also the CEO of Dragos Security, a non-resident national cyber security fellow at the New America think tank, a PhD candidate at Kings College London, the author of the book SCADA and Me, and the writer for the weekly web comic Little Bobby. Robert gained his started in cyber security in the U.S. Intelligence Community as an Air Force Cyber Warfare Cyberspace Operations Officer where he stood up and led a first-of-its-kind intrusion analysis mission focusing on the identification of national level adversaries breaking into critical infrastructure. He may be found on Twitter @RobertMLee or at his website

AllenRay Allen
Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions

Ray Allen is the Secretary for the Department of Financial Institutions in Wisconsin. Ray Allen was born and raised in Milwaukee. He moved to Madison in 1969 to attend college at UW-Madison, where he earned a degree in Journalism. After graduating, he went to work for the John Deere Company as a marketing representative.

During the administration of former Governor Scott McCallum, Allen served as Executive Director of the Technology for Education Board, a state agency that administered financial assistance to Wisconsin’s educational institutions to aide in the installation of educational technology. For the past 18 years, he has served at the Department of Financial Institutions in a variety of positions, including Deputy Secretary from 2011 to 2015. He was named DFI Secretary effective March 7, 2015.

HuebschMike Huebsch
Commissioner of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Mike Huebsch was appointed to a six-year term at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker on March 1, 2015, and confirmed by the state Senate in April 2015.

Commissioner Huebsch began state service in 1995 representing western Wisconsin’s 94th Assembly District for sixteen years as a Republican in the state Legislature. He served two terms on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, including one as vice-chair. In the following years, he was elected by his colleagues to serve first as Assembly Majority Leader and then as Assembly Speaker. As Speaker, he led the negotiations on Wisconsin’s $60 billion budget and set the policy agenda for the state Assembly. He was also responsible for managing the budget and personnel policies of the 99 member body and more than 200 staff.

Upon his inauguration in 2011, Governor Walker appointed Mike to the top cabinet position as Secretary of the Department of Administration. In addition to advising Governor Walker on state policy and operations, Mike managed the Governor’s cabinet agencies as well as nearly 1000 staff and $1 billion annual budget in 13 different divisions, overseeing everything from state budget and finance to the Capitol Police.

HammerPaul Hammer
Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

As Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Paul Hammer is the chief operating officer for a state agency with 3,500 employees, dozens of field offices and an annual budget of more than $3 billion.

Paul has been a WisDOT employee since 2000 and previously served as Director of the Office of Policy, Finance and Improvement. Prior to WisDOT, he held positions at the Wisconsin Department of Administration and Legislative Audit Bureau.

Paul has a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and received a master of arts in public affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

BoboBrian Bobo
Vice President of Enterprise Security at Schneider

Brian Bobo is the Vice President of Enterprise Security at Schneider, a leading provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. In this role, Brian is responsible for the planning and execution of effective processes throughout the enterprise for information security as well as personal and physical security. He also develops and drives initiatives for disaster recovery, business continuity and emergency preparedness.

Prior to joining Schneider, Bobo was a Technologies Services Manager for Target Corporation,

where he managed corporate-wide information protection and IT security teams. Brian worked for Target for 12 years, holding various positions with increasing responsibility, including warehouse management, IT security and disaster recovery. Brian has 28 years of military experience serving in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. He currently leads the Cyber team for the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in History and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Acad- emy at West Point. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. In addition, Brian has earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Business Continuity Professional certifications.

ARIASSam Arias
Senior Manager of Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Sam is a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Cyber Risk Services practice. He has over 11 years of Information Technology (IT) security experience including business and IT processes, application security reviews, network security, and data protection. Sam has acted as the program Senior Manager leading statewide information security risk and vulnerability assessments in several states, as well as providing oversight during the implementation of statewide information security programs. Sam responsibilities also include managing reporting with executive stakeholders and providing overall engagement guidance.

For commercial clients, Sam has been responsible for coordinating large-scale cyber risk assessments and IT security reviews with domestic and international teams that spanned across five continents.

Sam is experienced in technical security assessments of Windows/AD, UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris), OS/390, and OS/400 environments. He has also led network security assessments, social engineering, and in recent years, has been heavily involved in the development and implementation of IT security guidelines and content protection best practices applicable to various industries.

BANSALVik Bansal
Director of Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Vik Bansal is a Director in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Cyber Risk Services. As a Director in Deloitte & Touche LLP., Vik is responsible for relationship management, client service and business development. Vik joined Deloitte in 1999. Throughout his career, he has helped clients in various industries address a range of issues, including Information Technology (IT) risk management, operations improvement, and strategy. His clients have included large multinational organizations spanning the retail, insurance, banking, and public sector industries.

Vik’s expertise is in the field of information systems, with specialization in the development and deployment of information security governance programs, cyber solutions, data privacy & compliance solutions, identity and access management solutions, enterprise risk management programs, information security assessments and system implementations.

In his current role, Vik is responsible for building and developing business relationships, in the cyber risk arena within the national public sector market place, developing strategies to penetrate new accounts, expand relations at existing clients and deliver security solutions to address business challenges. He recently led one of the largest security implementation wins at a state client for Deloitte & Touche LLP and is leading the delivery of various cyber, and security solutions in five states.

Vik was born in India and did his schooling in a number of different countries while growing up. Vik has a master’s in business administration specializing in operations management. He also has a bachelor’s degree in engineering specializing in computer science. He holds a number of industry certifications in his area of specialty.

FRANZByron Franz
Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Byron is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and has worked national security investigations for over 18 years. He is currently assigned to FBI Milwaukee’s Cyber Squad, where his job is to develop security partnerships between the FBI, private industry, academia, and state/local government agencies to better protect the United States against computer intrusion and economic espionage threats. Byron received both his undergraduate degree (Russian and International Relations) and law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


NASHBill Nash
Chief Information Officer for the State of Wisconsin

Bill Nash is the Chief Information Security Officer in the Department of Administration for the State of Wisconsin. Bill develops, maintains and oversee Wisconsin agency-wide IT security programs and oversee policies, processes and control techniques to address all applicable information security requirements. Bill also detects, reports, contains and mitigates incidents that impair adequate data and infrastructure security. He is also responsible for the training of Wisconsin agency personnel.


TURNERBob Turner
Chief Information Security Officer, University of Wisconsin

Bob Turner is the Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he leads the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security and privacy program by collaboratively implementing information security controls to protect UW-Madison information and its infrastructure from external or internal threats, and to assure that UW-Madison complies with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security and privacy.

Prior to joining the UW-Madison, Bob was Senior Associate with the strategy and technology consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton where he focused on cybersecurity policy and compliance with assessment and approval of information systems along with cyber security inspection as principal strengths. Before Booz Allen Hamilton, Bob had a 23 year Navy career in telecommunications and information systems management.

Bob earned a BS degree in Administration and Management from Excelsior College and holds a MS in IT from Capella University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Business Continuity Professional with National Information Assurance Training Standard certificates as a Senior Systems Manager and Systems Certifier issued from the Naval Post Graduate School.

Bob has experience as Adjunct Faculty at ECPI University’s Newport News, Virginia campus teaching upper level courses in the Network Security Degree program within the Computer Information Systems Department.

DEREMERChris DeRemer
Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Wisconsin Department of Justice and Director of the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center (WSIC)

Christopher DeRemer is a Special Agent in Charge (SAC) with the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Director of the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center (WSIC) located in Madison, Wisconsin. The WSIC is one of two fusion centers in the State of Wisconsin, and serves as a focal point for threat information sharing among federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement; emergency management; fire service; public health; military and private sector partners. SAC DeRemer also supervises the Division of Criminal Investigation’s Technical Services Unit and Cyber Investigations Unit.

SAC DeRemer is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Fusion Center Association, which represents the interests of the national network of fusion centers, to enhance public safety and encourage effective intelligence and information sharing. SAC DeRemer also serves on the Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Community (HS SLIC) Executive Board. HS SLIC was established to enable intelligence professionals to address current, emerging, and future homeland security threats.

VELISARISJohn D. Velisaris
Associate Partner in Security Services, IBM

John is currently an Associate Partner in the Security Services group at IBM and is responsible for advisory and assessment services to national and international clients.

He has been a leader in Security Operations Optimization across North America.
John has a vast history in information security, financial statement and technology audit, enterprise risk management and control, regulatory compliance, and executive technology leadership. He also has industry expertise in financial services and healthcare.

ADAMSDr. William J. (Joe) Adams
Vice President of Research and Cybersecurity, Merit Network, Inc.

Dr. Joe Adams is the Vice President of Research and Cybersecurity at Merit Network, Inc. He taught cyber security at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) as an associate professor and was the chief information officer of the National Defense University before retiring from the US Army as a Colonel. Currently, Joe is focused on Merit’s network research and cybersecurity programs. He is the director of the Michigan Cyber Range, an internationally recognized platform for cyber security education, exercises and testing.

Joe earned a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a M.Sc. in computer systems engineering from the University of Arkansas. He earned his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Virginia Tech, where his research focused on network security and access control in mobile ad-hoc networks for civil/military disaster response. He also holds a master’s of strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.


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