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2024
3rd Annual.

North Carolina Cybersecurity Symposium

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Cynthia Kaiser

Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division

2/22

THURSDAY

MORNING

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DR. JEFF CRUME

IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Security

2/22

THURSDAY

AFTER LUNCH

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CATHY OLIESLAEGER
Journey Into Cybersecurity
Podcast Host

2/22

THURSDAY

AFTERNOON

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SAMUEL
CAMERON

Cisco Systems Supply Chain Security Architect

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CHAD
RYCHLEWSKI

Public Service Cybersecurity Lead, Accenture

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Jordan

ferns

SailPoint - Sr. Account Executive SLED

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CHUCK

KESLER

Chief Information
Security Officer

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MARIA
THOMPSON

AWS SLG Executive
Government Advisor

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KEN
ALLEN

Cloud Security and Transformation Advisor

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Srinivasan Vanamali

Principal, Olympus Infotech, LLC

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SIMI
JAFARIKHAH

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UNCW

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Sammie Carter

Systems Architect, Friday Institute / NCSU

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Amir Lawrence

Cybersecurity Specialist,
The Friday Institute

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Ken Taitingfong

Senior Security Engineer - Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Jon Sternstein

Founder & CEO,
Stern Security

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Phillip Maddux
Systems Architect, Friday Institute / NCSU

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NEIL KHatod
CISO, Hays Americas
 

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Joshua Beck
Staff Application
Security Engineer

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Larry Maccherone
DevSecOps Transformation
 

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Lisa Bradley

Dell - Sr. Director Product
and Application Security

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Kelsey Merriman

Senior Threat Researcher
@ Proofpoint

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Chris Romeo

CEO, Devici

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LAURA
RODGERS

Director of Cybersecurity Practice, NCSU

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Doug Lewis Sr.

North Carolina State University, Cybersecurity Risk Specialist
and Architect

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STEVE

COBB

CISO, SecurityScorecard

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TERRENCE

HERNANDEZ

Continuous Improvement and Continuous Development

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Seyedhossein SiadatiS

Adjunct faculty University of North Carolina Wilmington

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Omar Santos

Cisco

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Chris McCoy

Principal Engineer,
Cisco Systems

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Elizabeth Cole-Walker

Cybersecurity Champion

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DAVID RANKIN

DBR Cybersecurity LLC; Adjunct Professor Information Assurance UNC Chapel Hill

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Aliyana Isom
Nike, Sr. Technical
Program Manager

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Sphurthi Annamraju
Director, CyberSecurity Advisory

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Anthea Gonzalez
Cisco Systems, Information Security Engineer

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CASEY
FORREST

Chief Information Security Officer, UNC Greensboro

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Phillip Maddux
Deception Logic, Founder

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Adrianne George
Founder, MyCyberExec

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SOUNIL
YU
Creator of the Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Triad

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Laura Rodgers
Director of Cybersecurity Practice, NCSU

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Myriam Batista
Chief Information and Compliance Officer @ Reef Systems

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Daniel Barber
Second Renaissance
Founder and President

 

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Mardecia Bell
NC State University, Chief Information Security Officer
 

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Donna Petheridge
Vice Provost, Digital Education& Learning Technology Applications

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Kelly
brown

UNC School of Medicine IT, Deputy Chief Information Officer

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Larry Macherone
DevSecOps Transformation

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Aaron
lancaster

vCISO and Chief Information Security Officer at General Informatics

STUDENT RESEARCHERS

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VARUN
MADATHIL

Final year, Ph.D. Student, NCSU

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Lorenzo Neil
UNC School of Medicine IT, Deputy Chief Information Officer

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Abdulrahman Aldkheel
PhD candidate and Research
Assistant at UNCC

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Chibuike Okekeogbu
Graduate Research Assistant for the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research

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JASON
GREEN

PhD Student at NCAT University

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Bedeabasi John
Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach

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Mahsa Tavasoli
Computer System Technology program , College of Science and Technology, NCA&T

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Tiffany Davis-Stewart
Master of Science in Information Technology Degree-NC A&T State Univ.

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Abhinaya S B
PhD student at NC State

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BRIAN
TORRES

University of NC at Pembroke

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ELIZABETH
LIN

PhD student at NC State

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Yanping Zhang
PhD candidate at Duke University

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K. VIRGIL ENGLISH
PhD Student - WSPR Lab

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SATHVIK PRASAD
PhD Candidate at
NC State Univ
ersity

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BRIANNA PHIFER
NCCU '24 Senior Student

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FEYF OSMAN
NC Central University
'26 Student

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Greg Tystahl
PhD Student under Dr. William Enck and Dr. Alexandros Kapravelos

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Mykah Stone
Student – NCCU

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Matthew Swepson
Student NCCU

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COLE HEARLD
Computer Science Student at East Carolina University

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IMRANUR RAHMAN
Graduate Research Assistant
at WSPR Lab of NC State

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ELIJAH
TRIPP

Graduate Student at
UNCW – RezLab

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ELIF
SAHIN

MSCSIS Student University of North Carolina Wilmington

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