Cyber Summit


The TALK Cybersecurity Summit 2018 will be held in June 2018.  A date will be secured shortly. A special thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for this year’s successful event that attracted more than 75 area attendees and some participation from surrounding markets.

Activity: TALK Cybersecurity Summit 2017

DATE: June 15, 2017, NO FEE TO ATTEND
Time: 8:30 AM, networking, 9 AM Keynote to 4:30PM with 4:30 PM cocktail hour. Shutdown at 6:30 PM ET.
Location: Louisville Central Community Center, Conference Area; 1300 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203

In the state of Kentucky the number of unfilled cybersecurity-related professional openings (, underscores the need for training and development in this technology category for all businesses, so the area’s tech council has assembled a lineup of speakers to assist in addressing this issue for a full-day Cybersecurity Summit on June 15th, from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky, will hold its first annual Cybersecurity Summit, in partnership, at the Louisville Central Community Center highlighting the Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s new Gigabit Experience.

Several national speakers will be presenting, including Keynote Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which is a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton has confirmed her attendance for all afternoon sessions, including the scheduled interactive session with the audience on its needs and concerns.
The program, which is free and open to the public, is as follows:

*8:30 AM, Registration and Networking over Coffee (Registered Guests and Walk-ins Will Be Accepted)
9 AM Keynote: “The Importance of Cybersecurity in Our Workforce and Corporate Worlds,” Rodney Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

10 AM: “Case Studies in Network Vulnerability Assessments,” Chris Goggans, CIO of PatchAdvisor

11 AM: “Cybersecurity and Its Implications on Trade,” Robert Brown, Attorney-At-Law, Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman, P.S.C.

Noon Lunch Networking – Box Lunch Available / Optional

1 PM: “The Unveiling of the State’s New Cyber Education Pathway for K-12”–Kevin Nolten, National Cyber Innovation Center; Ryan Deal, Jefferson County Public Schools; and Scott U’Sellis, KY Department of Education.

2 PM: A World Café Session with The Audience on Cybersecurity Concerns and Considerations, with Facilitators — President of Aspectx and Executive Director of TALK, Dawn Yankeelov, and Daniel Spector, Principal, Simon Everett, Ltd. involved with the state’s 2017 Cyber Survey.

3 PM: Kevin Hofstra, Chief Technology Officer for Metova CyberCENTS, “Training the Next Generation Cyber Warrior: An Emulated, Realistic and Risk-Free Cyber Battlespace”
4 PM Remarks: Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton: “Cybersecurity State Observations and the Importance of STEM.” Kevin Fields, Executive Director, “Embracing the Gigabit Experience and Other LCCC Plans.”

4:30 PM Cocktail Hour until 6:30 PM and then adjournment.

This event is presented with sponsorship from OneBeacon Technology Insurance, UPS, Aspectx, IT Network Consultants, and Louisville Central Community Center. Audience participation is expected to be up to 200 area tech professionals and other C-suite types seeking more engagement regarding cybersecurity. Register by emailing or via Eventbrite. Box lunches ($15) will be available for purchase through June 13th online via Eventbrite or by email to Dawn Yankeelov, Executive Director of TALK and President of Aspectx. The cocktail hour will begin at 4:30 PM and be a cash bar with appetizers.

TALK is a tech council and active in advocacy issues regarding Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things in DC and within the state. More than 80 percent of all companies have experienced malware and cyber attack activity in 2016 nationwide. Last year TALK held two events on the topic – one in June and another in August, and both generated attendance over 100. We anticipate 200 attendees. This would be a TALK event held at LCCC for the broad Greater Louisville business community.
• The purpose of the Cybersecurity Summit is to inform and educate the technology-specific business community as well as the general business community in the Kentuckiana area about issues regarding cybersecurity and cybersecurity policy as well as cyber workforce development. Cybercrime has jumped to the most reported economic crime in PWC’s Global Economic Crime Survey. The demand for cybersecurity experts is growing 12 times faster than the current U.S. job market, making cybersecurity one of the most highly sought-after careers in the country. 95% of all security breaches involve human error.

Goals and Objectives:
In this conference, we will cover the key elements of cybersecurity that all corporations travel. The federal government and its agencies involved in cybersecurity suggest these categories for action: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.

(A) Explain and Overview the Landscape Regarding Cybersecurity for Area Business Leaders;
(B) Explain and Demonstrate Paths to using Cybersecurity-related Planning Documents available via the federal websites, in assessment, recovery, and strategic planning in this important area. (i.e. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and other documents);
(C) Share Valued Resources Regarding Technology Toolkits and Corporations that assist in cybersecurity areas of interest, including vulnerability assessment;
(D) Provide Industry-Specific Case Studies of Interest from Speakers with Expertise in Industry for Takeaways on Next Steps (i.e. Banking, Healthcare, or other industry)

No fee for attendees. This conference will offer a light buffet lunch, coffee/tea at its opening, and a cash bar cocktail hour.

About TALK
Connect with your local tech council—TALK (Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky) Find us on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter.

*We are a tech council, one of 53 tech councils in North America, including Canada. Member of TECNA (Tech Councils of America and CompTIA).

*We are an independent, non-profit educational organization. A registered 501C3. Established officially April 22, 2014. First official meetup February 2013.

*Our mission: workforce development and economic development. We look to create opportunities for job growth, job training, STEAM curriculum, plus public policy and advocacy around technology subjects in DC.
*In short: Create and identify jobs. Train people.

Throughout the summer and fall 2016, TALK worked with area school administers as well as the KY State Board of Education on getting the cyber education pathway (in high-school classrooms) from NICERC (federal agency) into the KY State of Education curricula for all school districts. This has occurred, and it will be utilized in Jefferson County. This will be for 9th-12th graders, and in Jefferson County looks to include a full “academy” model, which takes the students even deeper in cyber math and science and related principles. NICERC provides this federal curricula at no charge with some funding for classroom supplies and teacher training.

TALK, our tech council, will track on the federal NIST strategic planning goals:
*Accelerate learning and skills development. Ex. Less than 20 high school age students were educated in any weeklong after-school cyber camp program in Louisville last year.
*Nurture a diverse learning community—strengthen education and training across the ecosystem to emphasize learning, measure outcomes, and diversify the cybersecurity workforce.
*Guide career development and workforce planning to support employers to address market demands and enhance recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of cybersecurity talent.
*NICE has developed 32 classifications of workers and associated knowledge, skills and abilities needed.