Cyber Summit 2017


Activity: TALK Cybersecurity Summit 2017

Time: 8:30 AM, networking, 9 AM Keynote to 4:30PM with 4:30 PM cocktail hour. Shutdown at 6 PM ET.
Location: Louisville Central Community Center, Conference Area; 1300 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203
See final program and registration details here by April 29!

Expected Attendance: Up to 200 from Louisville and Southern Indiana region, with 20 percent participation from Lexington, Cincy, and Frankfort.

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.