Cybersecurity Day

Virtual Cybersecurity Day! Friday, october 29 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

CMU will celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a virtual conference on October 29th. Join us for a day filled with insightful keynotes from experts in cyber defense; exciting breakout sessions with FBI, U.S. Army, CISCO, PwC, Beaumont Health, and other organizations.


9:00 - 10:00 AM

Semiconductors and their Importance in Cybersecurity

Marcel Medwed, PhD
Security Architect and Cryptographer, Senior Principal, NXP Semiconductors

Morning Breakouts
10:15 - 11:00 AM

Effective Prevention

Anthony Kraudelt
Special Agent, FBI

Building a Layered Cyber Defense in the Food and Agriculture Sector

John Hoffman
Colonel, USA (Retired), Senior Research Fellow, Food Protection and Defense Institute, University of Minnesota

Cybersecurity and Telecommunications

Alicia Squires
Manager of Security Assurance, International Certifications, Cisco

1:15 AM - 12:15 PM

State of Michigan

Laura Clark
Chief Security Officer, Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

Afternoon Breakouts #1
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Ken Septer
Vice President and Chief Technological Officer, Beaumont Health

Mis- and Disinformation and the Targeting of the Miltary and Veteran Populations as a National Security Crisis

Maggie Smith, PhD
Research Scientist, Assitant Professor, Army Cyber Institute, Department of Social Science, United States Military Academy

Policies & Procedures: Risks Assessment; Privacy and Legal Obligations

Robert McCurdy
Global Digital Workplace Leader , PwC

Afternoon Breakouts #2
1:45 - 2:30 PM

Cybersecurity and  Infrastructure Security Agency

Kelley Goldblatt
Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. DHS

Data Security Best Practices

Tiauna Ross
IT Director, Digital Security Operations - Cyber Security, Cyber Risk & IT Compliance, Stryker

Isabella Bank

Miles Coffland
Information Security Officer, Isabella Bank

Jordan Leasher
Networking Engineer, Isabella Bank

Keynote Speakers


Marcel Medwed, PhD
Security Architect and Cryptographer, Senior Principal, NXP Semiconductors

Dr. Marcel Medwed received a PhD from TU Graz in 2010. He worked two years as a post-doctoral researcher at UC Louvain. Marcel joined NXP in 2012 as crypto library architect for a smart card platform for banking and e-government applications. In 2014, he joined the security concepts team in NXP’s competence center crypto and security (CCCS) where he holds the title of Senior Principal and works as Cryptographer and Security Architect. In this group he worked amongst others on topics like leakage resilient cryptography, memory safety, platform security and cyber resilience. He is the author of more than 30 journal and conference papers and filed 11 patents in the area of cryptography and implementation security.


Laura Clark
Chief Security Officer, Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

Chief Security Officer for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, Laura Clark brings a unique blend of strengths that include leadership, vision, and strategic and tactical planning, along with the ability to promote collaboration at all levels to support high-level, critical state-wide projects to successful completion.  

As Chief Security Officer, Laura is responsible for Michigan Cyber Security and Infrastructure Protection Services and the deployment of their resources. Through Laura’s effective leadership, her team can ensure that critical processes are audited, reviewed, and designed for maximum effectiveness, and structures for all cybersecurity and infrastructure protection are effectively delivered and operationalized throughout the enterprise. Laura also supports the Chief Security Officer by providing well-developed and researched strategic recommendations on cybersecurity policy and future department direction.