Cybersecurity Policy Expert to Speak for TALK in Louisville: June 15th

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DATE: June 15th, 2016
Location: Zirmed headquarters, 888 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
Time: Beginning with networking at 5PM; Talk at 6PM; Q&A on Your Cybersecurity issues at 7 PM
Dinner buffet and drinks will be available.
Cost: No Fee
SPONSOR: One Beacon Technology Insurance
Speaker: Greg Garcia, Washington DC Cybersecurity expert
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Greg was appointed by President George W. Bush as the nation’s first Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2006-2008, where he led the National Cyber Security Division, the National Communications System and the Office of Emergency Communications. Under Greg’s leadership, DHS was a key driver in developing the Bush Administration’s Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (HSPD 23), the National Emergency Communications Plan, and the precursor to what is now the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). He also served on the House Science Committee staff where he shepherded enactment of the Cyber Security R&D Act of 2002. Greg led advocacy efforts for many high technology organizations including the Information Technology Association of America, American Electronics Association, and as the chief lobbyist for 3Com Corporation, a Silicon Valley computer and communications networking company. He is a member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee, and has occupied advisory board positions with high tech startups.

With 30 years of accomplishments in Washington and Silicon Valley, Greg is a recognized leader of numerous policy wins for coalitions, trade associations and government initiatives on cyber security, encryption, international trade, export controls and critical infrastructure protection. He has helped effect change as a government relations executive for high technology and financial services; Congressional committee staff; industry spokesman; and as a presidential appointee to Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Greg leverages a perspective and strategic approach that speaks to the unique motivations and objectives of critical stakeholders in the policy process.

Prior to joining McBee Strategies in 2015, Greg was the executive director of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), an official industry partner to the government, developing policy and operational strategy for the security and resiliency of the financial system against cyber-attacks and other threats. Before that, Greg was a senior executive leading Bank of America’s external strategy for cyber security and identity management until December 2011.