Cybersecurity News and Events
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a community of cybersecurity professionals and keeping them up-to-date with the latest trends and practices in the field. Explore upcoming workshops, conferences, events, and other opportunities to stay informed and connected with the broader cybersecurity community.
Program of study validation status
Professors Gustav Verhulsdonck, Jennifer L. Weible, Nancy Hajduk, and Susan Helser published Smart Cities, Playable Cities and Cybersecurity: A Systematic Review (International Journal of Computer Interaction).
Cybersecurity Day Conference
Oct. 27 | 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9 - 10 a.m. | Welcome from CBA Dean's Office & keynote
Cybersecurity, AI, & big data
Aaron Ferguson, National Security Agency
10:15 - 11 a.m. | Morning breakout sessions
Strategies for mitigating business email compromise (BEC)
Exploring the key technical and social techniques that have been successful in reducing the attach surface related to the Business Email Compromise (BEC) which in 2022 resulted in approximately $2.7 billion in loss to companies.
Anthony Kraudelt, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
H4x0rz Quest: so you want to work In cybersecurity!
Discovering the habits of highly successful cybersecurity professionals.
Anthony Mitchell, CISSP, CISA, CEH, Cybersecurity Specialist, Air Products, Inc.
How to identify phishing emails
Samuel Nort, Detective Sergeant, Michigan State Police - Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3)
Kyle Bowen, Detective Trooper Specialist, Michigan State Police - Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3)
Navigating cyber insurance
Kurt Feight, President, Mount Pleasant Agency
Kelly Hudson, Marketing and Communications Director, Mount Pleasant Agency
Application security enablement in an agile world
Vinay Bhatia Sr. Manager, Digital Security Operations Cybersecurity, CyberRisk & IT Compliance, Stryker
11.15 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. | Keynote
Defending your small/midsized business from cyber attacks: cybersecurity insights & best practices
Jeff McCulloch, President, Yeo & Yeo
12:15 - 1 p.m. | Afternoon breakout sessions
Cybersecurity you can BANK on
Getting an inside look at security awareness and defenses in the financial services industry.
Miles Coffland, CPA, Information Security Officer, Isabella Bank
Jordan Leasher, CISCO CCNP, Network Engineer, Isabella Bank
Debunking cybersecurity: navigating your career in cybersecurity
Nathan Kobayashi, Manager - Threat Response, PwC
Securing the hospitality industry: cyber threats and defense strategies
Exploring the impact of cybersecurity on hospitality and gaining tactical strategies for protecting guests, clients, and employees.
Robyn Joliat, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Reside
Building trust in the supply chain
Creating a third-party cybersecurity program
Marwan Youssef, CISSP, PMP, Chief Information Security Officer, Global Infrastructure, and Supply Chain, Third-Party Cybersecurity Program Leader, General Motors
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. | Panel discussion
Alex Abbot, Office of Information Technology, Security Analyst II, Information Security, CMU
Dr. Aaron Ferguson, National Security Agency
Dr. Jan Kallberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy
Major David Bierbrauer, Data Engineer and Data Scientist, United States Military Academy's Army Cyber Institute
Joseph Lykowski, Cyber Defense Leader, Dow
12:30 - 2:45 p.m. | Conference wrap up
Intro-level capture the flag
Oct. 27 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NCyTE sponsored events
CMU joined the National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center (NCyTE) sponsored events. All CMU students, staff, and faculty can register for NCyTE program with a cmich email.