Tentative Schedule Of Speakers

6th Annual Academic Cybersecurity Seminar

Demand - Diversity - Defense

October 17th, 2023

Middle Georgia State University - Professional Sciences Center




7:30 AM

Registration Starts


8:00 AM

Opening Introduction by
Dean Dr. Alex Koohang
Middle Georgia State University
School of Computing

Welcome to Middle Georgia State University
Provost Dr. David Jenks

10 Minutes

8:10 AM

Overview of the School of Computing by
Associate Dean Dr. Kevin Floyd 
Middle Georgia State University
School of Computing

Introduction to the Academic Cybersecurity Seminar
Dr. John Girard, Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair
Middle Georgia State University's School of Computing

20 Minutes

8:30 AM

Todd Davenport / ISC2
Senior Director, Global Payments 

25 minutes

8:55 AM

Middle Georgia State University
School of Computing Student Organization 

10 Minutes

9:05 AM

Clark Rainer 
LGCIO, Georgia Attorney General Office 
Cyber War Stories from the Front Lines of State Government IT

Keynote 1
40 Minutes

9:45 AM

Networking Break / Displays

15 Minutes

10:00 AM

Museum of Technology
Professor Tina Ashford

10 Minutes

10:10 AM

Eli Fripp
Silvervine Software

20 Minutes

10:35 AM

Adam Ham 
CTO, Georgia Public Safety Training Center 
DBA to CTO: Conquering Diverse Challenges Along the Way 

20 Minutes

11:10 AM

Nathan Langmack 
Special Agent 
Federal Bureau of Investigations 

Keynote 2
40 Minutes



 1 Hour

1:10 PM

Welcome Back  
Chair Dr. Kembley Lingelbach 
Middle Georgia State University
School of Computing, Department of Information Technology

10 minutes

1:20 PM

Kartavya Trivedi 
Lead Penetration Tester at STN Inc. 

25 minutes

1:45 PM

Ryan Bennett and Megan England 
Forensic Investigators 
Georgia Bureau of Investigation 

25 Minutes

2:10 PM

Major General Thomas Grabowski (Ret) 
Importance of Cyber in Military/Civilian Operations in Future Conflicts 

Keynote 3
40 Minutes

3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:15 PM

Georgia Tech Research Institute 
Incident Response in Defense Environments 
Moeiini "Moi" Reilly
Will Toussaint Jr.
Robert LaBuda
Blake Southerland 

50 Minutes

4:10 PM

Cisco Representations
Neil Lovering, Multi-Domain Architect 
Tim St. Laurent, Cybersecurity Sales Specialist
If It Is Connected, Is It Protected?

20 Minutes

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks by Dr. John Girard


Hosted by: Middle Georgia State University, The Department of Information Technology, & The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research

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