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Second Annual Cybersecurity Conference – Glen Ellyn, IL

July 20, 2017 7:00 am
July 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Laurie Silvey
Crowne Plaza- Glen Ellyn
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1250 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL, United States, 60137






Cybersecurity is an issue that impacts all of us, regardless of who we or what we do. Collaboration and communication between government entities and the private sector is essential to our success combating cyber threats. This event brings together public and private entities to discuss policy and best practice in cybersecurity to help businesses be prepared for whatever the future brings.

This conference has been approved to offer 1.5 CLE credits for Attorneys
This conference has been approved to offer 1.5 PDH’s for Professional Engineers
This conference has been submitted for approval to offer 3 SHRM PDCs for HR Professionals

Agenda (subject to change)
8:00 – 8:30      Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40      Welcoming Remarks
  • Benjamin Brockschmidt, Vice President of Policy, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Vince Voci, Senior Policy Manager, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
8:40-8:45         Special Message from Congressman John Shimkus
8:45 – 9:15      Morning Keynote: U.S. States and Cybersecurity
  • Kirk Lonbom, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois
The modern U.S. state is a central hub of information, with cast amounts of data acquired and required by multiple agencies and departments in order to succeed at their mission. Modernizing those various networks to ensure capability while protecting vast amounts of data is a challenge. Lonbom will present information on what the State of Illinois is doing to modernize and protect its vast information in these increasingly challenging times.
9:15-9:20         Special Message from Congressman Adam Kinzinger
9:20– 9:50       Morning Industry Keynote:
  • Michael Papay, Vice President and Chief Information Security Office, Northrop Grumman
Papay will provide an aerospace and defense industry perspective on setting up an internal information security program as well as tailoring cyber solutions for customers. Seeking to answer the question, “what action can I take right now to get ahead of the cyber threat?” Papay will also cover appropriate business models to consider as enterprises securely move toward cloud and mobile solutions.
9:50-10:05       Networking Break
10:05—10:10  Special Message from Congressman Mike Quigley
10:10 – 10:55 Federal Agencies and Their Role in Cybersecurity
Moderator: Colin Gainer, SmithAmundsen LLC
  • Patrick Hogan, S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force
  • Eric Shiffman, FBI Chicago
  • Alex Joves, Regional Director, Region V, Office of Infrastructure Protection at US Department of Homeland Security
When it comes to cybersecurity and the government, there are a multitude of interests from nearly every agency and branch of our federal government. The roles of these agencies vary immensely, from prevention to prosecution to defending our networks. Understanding these different roles and agencies is important for organizations to understand not only who to go to when something happens but who to go to understand how to be proactive.
10:55 – 11:00  Special Message from Congressman Mike Quigley (Invited)
10:55 – 11:15 Legislative Update
                        Tyler Diers, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
                        Legislation and regulations provide the framework for any business to operate. However, especially when it comes to  technology, government is often moving slower than private businesses. Along with a discussion of legislation on the state level that impacts businesses, Tyler will provide some insight as to what type of legislation businesses could be facing in the future as it relates to technology.
11:15 – 11:40  Industry Remarks: Cyber Risk
  • Will Durkee, Director of Security Solutions, TSC Advantage
As the digital ecosystem of an organization grows, so do the associated cyber risks. Businesses cannot assume the vendors have a third-party relationship with have top-notch security in place. Hackers often look for the path of least resistance and shoring up supply chain vulnerabilities will help prevent easy network access. Durkee will discuss how companies can begin by assessing the resources third parties have in place and ensure they have strategies and tools to prevent a breach and to maintain business continuity.
11:45 – 12:05  Break for Lunch
12:05 – 12:10  Introduction of Keynote Speaker
12:10-12:45     Luncheon Keynote    
                     Anders Norremo, Founder and CEO, Third Party Trust


Business has always been about relationships. Today, relationships span multiple time zones, countries, and varying degrees of technological integration. Managing and securing data with vendors, clients, and other third parties is a complex endeavor with a the regulatory and legal framework just as diverse. Our fireside discussion with Anders will discuss how companies can approach these challenges as well as what issues might be coming over the horizon.
12:45 – 12:50 Special Message from Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi
12:50—1:35    Cybersecurity and Protecting Our Energy
Moderator: Kimberly Phillips, Stakeholder Relations, FEMA Region V
  • Dominic Saebeler, Director, Cybersecurity and Risk Management, ICC
  • Heath Knakmuhs, Senior Policy Director, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • David Nicol, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium
Our global economy and the wellbeing of the public depend on a reliable energy delivery system. That reliability depends on a cyber-resistant framework. The energy industry is ranked 2nd highest of all industries most likely to suffer a cyber attack. Government and industry diligently work to make the energy delivery system more secure and resilient. Understanding the level of resiliency and the work being done can better prepare businesses for a response.
1:35 – 1:40      Special Message from Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (Invited)
1:40 – 2:10      Closing keynote
2:10                 Closing Remarks


Pricing includes continental breakfast, lunch, access to exhibitors, all general sessions, written materials.

For sponsor information click Sponsorship Levels & Benefits or call Ben Brockschmidt at (312) 983-7112 or or Katie Stonewater at (312) 386-7794 or

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