Cyber Talent Week event access for registered attendees

About Cyber Talent Week

The Cyber Talent Week was conceptualized at CFF’s Annual Meeting in October 2021 towards bringing to attention to the much needed challenge of cyber talent and workforce development. The Cyber Talent Week brings together a comprehensive and multistakeholder approach towards assembling the pieces of the puzzle required to establish a nationwide solution for cyber workforce development.
The event is organized as a North America wide effort to identify, recognize and highlight the various programs, resources to address the much recognized challenge of cyber security workforce development.
Participate in Cyber Talent Week

In Person Venue: George Mason University

Founders Hall, Suite 220F
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Cyber State of States and

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Founders Hall, Suite 220F 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Academic Institutions Innovation Hubs Cyber Talent Hubs Employer Showcase
Cyber talent and capacity building efforts
Cyber State of States and Talent Dashboard National Talent Strategy
Western Conference Central Conference Eastern Conference National Conference
18th April 18th April 18th April 18th April
16 States/ Provinces 17 States/ Provinces 21 States/ Provinces USA & Canada

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Provisional schedule of event. Sessions are subject to last minute changes
★ For more details please contact Program Director for Speaker/Sponsor opportunities
Session Schedule Location Theme Speakers
D1.WC.S1.REM 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM PT Live/CFFEvents Opening remarks for Cyber Talent Week 1. Valmiki Mukherjee
D1.WC.S1F.MS 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM PT Pre-recorded/zoom Cyber Talent Week Kick off – Learning from Examples 1. Amy Da Salvatore 2. Martin Keck
D1.WC.S2P.MS 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM PT Live/CFFEvents The Opportunities and Challenges of Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship 1. Alex Manea 2. Eldon Sprickerhoff 3.Ori Eisen 4.Tamer Hassan 5.Mariano Nunez
D1.WC.S3P.MS 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM PT Live/CFFEvents Cross training into a career in Cyber 1. Simon Hunt 2. Greg Hanniman 3. Harley Sugarman 4. Matthew Trampski
D1.WC.S4P.MS 12:00 PM – 12:55 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Cyber Moonshot Program working towards Cyber Education Goals 1. Tom Patterson
D1.WC.S5P.MS 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Pathways to Cyber Careers – the long road 1. David Hahn 2. Krishnan Chellakarai
D1.WC.S6P.MS 2:00 PM – 2:55 PM PT Live/CFFEvents The state of cyber talent and where do we go from here? 1. Nick Shevelyov 2. Dan Vigdor
D1.WC.S7P.MS 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Cyber incident response and developing the cyber firefighter profession 1. Bryan Hurd
D1.WC.S8P.MS 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Advancing cyber legal talent workforce: Privacy, policy 1. Bob Seeman 2. Dennis Dayman
Session Schedule Location Theme Speakers
D2.CC.S1R.SS 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM PT Live/CFFEvents Kick off Day 2 1. Valmiki Mukherjee
D2.CC.S1P.MS 9:10 AM – 10:00 AM PT Live/CFFEvents Cyber capacity building in technology and critical infrastructure sectors 1. Gen. (Ret.) Guy Walsh
D2.CC.S2P.MS 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT CFF Events The importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Modern Workplace 1.Anthony Hannon 2. Shamia Lodge 3.James Stanley 4. Taleisha Ming-White
D2.CC.S2F.SS 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM PT Live/CFFEvents Beyond Trust – Changing how to recognize talent 1.Valmiki Mukherjee 2. Lynn Monaghan
D2.CC.S3P.MS 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PT Live/CFFEvents CyberPatriot program showcase – building the next generation of cyber talent 1.Joe Sanchez 2.Frederick Hall 3.Josh beck 4.Rachel Zimmerman 5.Monique LaPlante
D2.CC.S3R.SS 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM PT Pre-recorded Pre-recorded session -Paul Cummings and Chris Foulon 1.Paul Cummings 2.Christopher Foulon
D2.CC.S4F.MS 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM PT Live/CFFEvents ISC2 Cyber capacity and workforce insights 1.Tom Pender
D2.CC.S4R.SS 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM PT Pre-recorded Aspen Institute Cyber workforce Diversity Survey Report 1.Maitreyi Sistla 2.Meha Ahluwalia
D2.CC.S5P.MS 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Cyber Security and National Security – Defending your Country in cyberspace 1.Rich Murray 2.Bailey Bickley 3.Antonio Scurlock 4.Anna Vuong
D2.CC.S5R.SS 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Transition from Military into cyber, a candid story Scott Anderson
D2.CC.S7P.MS 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Critical infrastructure and workforce development 1.Alex Sekhniashvili 2.Dr. Rob Peacock 3.Cynthia Wright 4.Paul Stack 5.Brian Cute
D2.CC.S6F.MS 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM PT PT Live/CFFEvents Tales from the frontlines 1.Robert Hembrook
D1.CC.S6P.MS 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM PT Live/CFFEvents Building Workforce Capacity, the Arkansas Story 1. J. Foster Davis 2. John Lundgren 3. Sarah Poulton
Session Schedule Location Theme Speakers
D3.EC.S1.SS 9:00 AM – 9:05 AM ET Live/CFFEvents Kick off Day 3 1. Valmiki Mukherjee
D3.EC.S1.MS 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM ET Live/CFFEvents Tough Conversations with students 1.Naomi Buckwalter 2.Bryan Chew 3.Duane Gran 4.Eddie Teek 5.Jack Beck 6.Renee Small 7.Samara Williams
D3.EC.S2.MS 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM ET Live/CFFEvents Culture and Team Building 1.Dennis Gilbert 2.Jermaine Green 3.Danial Shore
D3.EC.S3.MS 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM ET Live/CFFEvents Career Pathways – Consulting industry 1.William Beer 2.Holly Liu
D3.EC.S4.MS 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET Live/CFFEvents Cyber security career opportunities in Healthcare 1.David Guffrey 2.Gillian Lockwood 3.Pam Lindemoen 4.Nathaniel Orolfo 5.Jeremy Linden
D3.EC.S4.BRK 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM ET Break
D3.EC.S5.MS 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Live/CFFEvents Modern Networking Strategies to Supercharge your Cyber Career 1.Diana Kelley 2.Lynn Dohm 3.Beth-Ann Bygum 4.Ellen Xu
D3.EC.S6.MS 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET Live/CFFEvents Cybersecurity Careers – Information & Resources is the New Oil 1.Paul Cummings 2.Leah McLean 3.Chris Foulon 4.Alex Rhodes
D3.EC.S6.SS 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM ET Live/CFFEvents Cybersecurity diversity in workforce and UWF as a case study 1.Eman El-Sheikh
D3.EC.S7.MS 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET Live/CFFEvents Supporting academia in develop the next generation of cyber professional 1.James Parrish 2.Colin Russell 3.Marian Meritt
D3.EC.S6.BRK 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM ET Break
D3.EC.S7.MS 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM ET Live/CFFEvents Public to Private -Continuing to Serve-Fireside Chat with Michael South 1.Michael South
D3.EC.S7.SS :45 PM – 5:00 PM ET Live/CFFEvents Wrap up Day 3 1.Chris Foulon
Session Schedule Location Theme Speakers
D4.NC1.RT 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GMU Arlington Roundtable Session 1. Valmiki Mukherjee
D4.NC.S4.SS 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET GMU Arlington Opening Remarks Day 3 1. Valmiki Mukherjee
D4.NC.S4.MS 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM ET GMU Arlington Public private partnership ecosystems for advancing workforce 1.Valmiki Mukherjee 2.Paul Tortora 3.Katherine Gronberg 4.Deborah Wasden
D4.NC.S5.SS1 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET GMU Arlington Attracting and Inspiring the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Talent 1.Dr. Liza Wilson Durant
D4.NC.S4.SS2 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM ET GMU Arlington Making the best of learning and coaching during undergraduate cyber program 1.Greg Crabb 2.Nick Crabb
D4.NC.S5.MS 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET GMU Arlington Exploring new channels of workforce for cyber capacity building 1.Valmiki Mukherjee 2.Karinda Washington
D4.NC.S6.MS 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM ET GMU Arlington Is the skills shortage real or do we have a hiring problem? 1.Leah McLean 2.Naomi Buckwalter 3.Chris Foulon
D4.NC.S7.MS 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM ET GMU Arlington Talent, culture and synergies, preparing for Mergers and Acquisitions 1.Valmiki Mukherjee 2.Brian Levine 3.Stephen Singh
D4.NC.S7.SS 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM ET GMU Arlington Wrap Day 4 1.Valmiki Mukherjee
Session Schedule Location Theme Speakers
D5.NCD2.S1.SS 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM ET GMU Arlington Opening Remarks 1. Valmiki Mukherjee
D5.NCD2.S1.MS 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM ET GMU Arlington Fireside Chat with Kiersten Todt 1.Valmiki Mukherjee 2.Kiersten Todt
D5.NCD2.S2.MS 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM ET GMU Arlington What does Diversity look like in our industry? What’s working and what isn’t? 1.Anthony Hannon 2.Dwan Jones 3.Jenn Foy
D5.NCD2.S3.MS 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET GMU Arlington Fireside Chat with Rodney Peterson on the State of Cyber Talent and opportunities for advancing cyber workforce 1.Diana 2.Burley 3.Rodney Peterson
D5.NCD2.S3.BRK 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GMU Arlington Lunch Break
D5.NCD2.S4.MS 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM ET GMU Arlington Preparing for a successful career in cyber 1.Valmiki Mukherjee 2.Norma Krayem 3.Allan Friedmann 4.Diana Kelley
D5.NCD2.S5.MS 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM ET GMU Arlington Preparing for National Cyber workforce strategy 1.Valmiki Mukherjee 2.Paul Tortora 3.Chris Painter
D5.NCD2.S6.MS 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET Academia and industry serving a dyanamic threat environment 1.Diana Burley 2.Liza Wilson Durant
D5.NCD2.S6.SS 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM ET GMU Arlington Closing Remarks Cyber Talent Week 1.Valmiki Mukherjee

Meet Our Speakers

Alex Manea
Chief Security & Privacy Officer,Georgian
Alex Rhodes
Director,Whole of Human Cyber Init.
Alex Sekhniashvili
Senior Digital Specialist,DAI
Allan Friedmann
Senior Advisor and Strategist,CISA
Bailey Bickley
Chief Strategy Officer,NSA Cybersecurity Collaboration Center
Anna Vuong
Incident Response Specialist,Sandia National Labs
Anthony Hannon
Fellow, MassMutual,CEO Action for Racial Equity
Antonio Scurlock
Deputy Chief Learning Officer,CISA
Bryan Chew
Student,San Jose State Univ.
Beth-Anne Bygum
SVP, Chief Security and Compliance Officer,Acxiom
Bob Seeman
Brian Levine
Partner, Cybersecurity,Strategy & Transaction, EY
Chris Painter
President,Global Forum for Cybersecurity Expertise
Bryan Hurd
VP, Seattle Office,Stroz Friedburg (Aon Cyber)
Charles Cosnowski
Research Lead,National Security Collaboration Center
Chris Foulon
Founder,Whole Cyber Human Init.
Danial Shore
Dennis Dayman
CRO, Maripost
Dr. Liza Wilson-Durant
Associate Dean,College of Engineering & Computing, GMU
Ellen Xu
Founder of Zipline Theory,Delta X Podcast
Gillian Lockwood
Sr. Manager, IS Program Governance,Mass General Brigham
Jennifer Foy
SVP,World Relief
Karinda Washington
Executive Director, Social Impact & Campaigns,Office of Partnership and Engagement, US DHS
Krishnan Chellakarai
CISO,Gilead Life Sciences
Lynn Monaghan
Senior Director, Head of Global Talent Acquisition,BeyondTrust
Meha Ahluwalia
Project Manager,Aspen Tech Policy Hub
Nick Shevelyov
Chief Technology Risk Officer,SVB
Paul Stack
Energy Specialist,USAID
Rodney Peterson
Director,NICE, NIST, US DoC
Stephen Singh
VP, Strategy, M&A,Zscaler
William Beer
Managing Director, Financial Services,Accenture
Eldon Sprickerhoff
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, eSentire
James Stanley
HR Business Partner and Fellow,The Hartford
Colin Russell
Managing Director,Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, Univ. of Waterloo
David Hahn
CISO, CDK Global
Diana Burley
Vice Provost, American University
Duane Gran
Cybersecurity Professional
Frederick Hall
Cyber Coach/Mentor,CyberPatriot, US Air Force
J. Foster Davis
Joe Sanchez
Founder & Executive Director,CyberTexas Foundation
Katherine Thompson
Head of Ecosystems,Cyber Future Foundation
Liza Wilson-Durant
Professor and Associate Dean,Strategic Initiatives & Community Engagement, CEC, GMU
Martin Keck
Managing DirectorNeedham Investment Bank
Nathaniel Orolfo
InfoSec Engineering Intern,Mass General Brigham
Paul Cummings
Co-Founder,Whole Cyber Human Init.
Richard Murray
Cyber Task Force Supervisory Special Agent,FBI
Simon Hunt
Former EVP,MasterCard
Valmiki Mukherjee
Founder & Chairman,Cyber Future Foundation
Harley Sugarman
Chief Executive Officer ,Enigma
Shamia Lodge
Fellow,CEO Action for Racial Equity at MassMutual
Monique LaPlante
Program Manager,CyberTexas Foundtation
Cynthia Wright
Principal, Cyber Strategy & Policy,MITRE Corporation
David Guffrey
Medical Device Cybersecurity Program Manager,Mass General Brigham
Dennis Gilbert
Former CISO, Duke Energy
Dr. Rob Peacock
Asst Professor,Florida International Univ.
Dr. Eman El-Sheikh
Associate Dean, University of Wester Florida
Holly Liu
Cybersecurity Sr. Consultant,Accenture
Jermaine Green
Career Coach and Leader, The Principled Path
Katherine Gronberg
Head of Government Services,NightDragon
Leah McLean
VP, Alliances,Master Card
Maitreyi Sistla
Deputy Director,Aspen Tech Policy Hub
Michael South
Norma Krayem
Chair, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Practice Group,Von Scoyoc Associates
Paul Tortora
Deputy Asst. National Cyber Director for Workforce & Education, ONCD
Samara Williams
Candidate,Cyber security career
Tamer Hassan
Co-Founder & CEO,HUMAN
Rexford Booth
Special Advisor, Cybersecurity,National Cyber Directorate
Ori Eisen
Founder and CEO,Trusona
Taleisha Ming-White
Vice President Learning and Development,CEO Action for Racial Equity
Dan Vigdor
Dwan Jones
DEI Head, ISC2
Diana Kelly
Executive Advisory Board, Cyber Future Foundation
Eddie Teek
Cybersecurity Professional
Guy Walsh
National Security Collaboration Center,UT San Antonio
Jack Beck
Student,Cyber security career
John Lundgren
Kiersten Todt
Chief of Staff,CISA
Lynn Dohm
Executive Director,Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)
Marian Meritt
Deputy Director, Lead for Industry Engagement,NICE, NIST, US DoC
Naomi Buckwalter
Founder & Executive Director,Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Foundation
Pam Lindemoen
CISO Advisor,Cisco
Renee Small
Recruiter,Cybersecurity Industry
Scott Anderson
Executive Director,Forge Institute
Tom Pender
Head of Global Enterprise Relations,ISC2
John Huggins
Technology Officer,National Security Collaboration Center UTSA
Mariano Nunez
Co-Founder & CEO ,Onapsis
Brian Cute
Director of the Capacity & Resilience Program,Global Cyber Alliance

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