Symposium on Information Assurance Research and Education

Symposium on Information Assurance Research and Education

October 21, 2016

Event Time: 


Registration begins @ 8:30am 


Skysong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

1475 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Rooms: Synergy I & II

Symposium on Information Assurance Research and Education

Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, a center of Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center | Rooms: Synergy I and Synergy II

21 October 2016 | 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

8:30-9:00 AM Registration  
9:00-9:10 AM Welcoming Remarks Kyle Squires
Dean, Fulton Schools of Engineering
9:10-9:20 AM Welcoming Remarks  Nadya Bliss
Director, Global Security Initiative
9:20-9:50 AM Overview of ASU’s Cybersecurity Program Gail-Joon Ahn
Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
9:50-10:40 AM "Next Generation Security Operations Center" Paul Black
Director, Security Engineering and Operations, Allstate Insurance Company
Chair: Gail-Joon Ahn, ASU School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (SCIDSE)
10:40-11:30 AM

"Cyber Threats & Trends: Observations and Perspective from an American University in the Global Spotlight"

Tina Thorstenson
Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University 
Chair: Steve Yau, ASU SCIDSE

11:30-12:20 PM Lunch Sponsored by Allstate
12:20-1:10 PM

“Sharing is Caring: Towards a More Robust Methodology for Collaboration” 

Brad Wardman
Senior Manager, Security Threat Intelligence, PayPal
Chair: Ziming Zhao, ASU SCIDSE
1:10-2:00 PM "Current Trends and Ongoing Threats" Erin Gibbs
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Chair: Dijiang Huang, ASU SCIDSE
2:00-2:15 PM Break  
2:15-3:05 PM "Cyber Security Operations: More into the Blue Team World" Emad Almashakbeh
Senior Information Security Analyst/Team Lead, Charles Schwab & Co.
Chair: Adam Doupe, ASU SCIDSE
3:05-4:00 PM Panel: Grand Challenges in Cybersecurity Research and Education

Panel Moderator: Jamie Winterton
Director of Strategy, Global Security Initiative

Panelists: Joe Gervals, Lifelock; Tina Slankas, City of Phoenix; Brad Wardman, PayPal; Laretta Bickford, US NETCOMM; Justin Owens, IRS

4:00-5:30 PM Poster Session "Meet and Greet" sponsored by LifeLock
5:30 PM Adjournment  

Poster Session: ASU's cybersecurity research projects will be highlighted.



Host: ASU Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics