Nebraska Cyber Security Conference (Virtual) | #cybersecurity | #conferences


Jake Foiles, FBI
FBI Special Agent Jake Foiles of the Omaha Cyber
Task Force will be the featured speaker at the Cyber Security
Conference. Foiles received his bachelor of science degree in Computer Engineering. He then worked as a Network and
Systems Engineer at a web hosting/data center company, and also owned and operated an IT consulting company in
Kansas City. He attended the FBI Academy in 2014 and is currently assigned to the Cyber Task Force in the FBI Omaha
Field Office.

– Cyber Threats and FBI Cyber Investigations


EdToner-NE_OCIOEd Toner, State of Nebraska
Ed Toner was appointed by Governor Pete
Ricketts as Chief Information Officer for the State of Nebraska on
June 9, 2015. He has spent the last 25+ years in the Information Technology field and has held IT leadership
positions at First Data (Fiserv) and TD Ameritrade in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as Blockbuster Video in Dallas, TX.
His background also includes Industrial Engineering positions in manufacturing prior to moving into the Information
Technology field.

Since taking over as Nebraska’s Chief Information Officer, Ed Toner has consolidated key information technology
systems, resources and services which has positioned the state to provide quality support at lower costs earning him
the StateScoop 2016 National “Up and Comer Award”, the 2017 and 2018 “State Executive of the Year” award, and
Government Technology’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” of 2019.

His award-winning blog was recognized consecutively in State Tech’s “Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs for 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018.

Ed was recently recognized by State Tech as “30 State and Local Government IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2019 and
2020.”

Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.


Ben Bowman, Heartland Business Systems
Ben Bowman is a Security Consultant specializing in IT
Governance, risk management, incident response
planning, and implementing complex security controls and systems. Throughout his career, he has implemented
Information Security Programs across various industries, including financial services, manufacturing, distribution,
and retail. He has also implemented best practices for IT Governance and network operations following ITIL best
practices.

– Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?


Donald Costello, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

– Cyber Security Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow


AmyLynn Creaney, State of Nebraska

– Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning


stacyeldridgeStacy Eldridge, Silicon Prairie Cyber
Services

Stacy Eldridge has nearly 20 years of cybersecurity experience including digital
investigations in the FBI and
protecting crown jewels in the corporate world. Stacy has seen it all.  During this time she observed numerous
instances where a hack started because of a click of an email. Stacy has worked on both sides of this problem and
puts her years of cybersecurity and technical knowledge to work to help you secure the humans in your
business. 
Stacy focuses on providing cybersecurity awareness training, consulting, and program management that is engaging and
built with purpose.

Stacy also shares her cybersecurity expertise by teaching at OSUIT and coaching for IACIS. She is a licensed private
detective and has the following certifications: GSEC, GCCC, GCFE, ACE, and CFCE. She received her Master of Science
from Bellevue University in 2006.

– Phishing, Carrots & Sticks: Building a Security Awareness Program with a Purpose


GeoffJenista-CISAGeoff Jenista, Department of Homeland
Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security

Mr. Jenista serves as the Regional Cyber
Security Advisor for Region VII (IA, KS, MO, and NE) for the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
(CISA), Integrated Operations Division. Based in Kansas City, KS, he supports the Department of Homeland Security’s
(DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. His programs
coordinate cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response. He provides Cyber Security resource briefings,
Cyber Security assessments and Incident Response planning to the nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors and
state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities.

– National Cyber Security Awareness Month and DHS Cyber Security Services


Daniel Klemz, Veeam
Daniel has been in the Systems Engineering space for over ten years across
multiple disciplines.  Throughout his career, Daniel has worked in Network Engineering and Security,
Virtualization Design, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, and most recently, Data Protection and Disaster
Recovery at Veeam Software.  Daniel has been recognized multiple times by industry peers as having a ‘unique
presentation style’ that is engaging and informative.  Daniel uses his presentation and entertaining skills as
a Retro video game streamer on the Twitch platform when not working.

– Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?


Jon O’Keefe, Logical Operations

– The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Driving Cybersecurity Compliance for the Next
Decade


Brian Tisor, Arctic Wolf
Brian Tisor is Arctic Wolf’s Director of Enterprise Sales for the
Central US and Canada. He is passionate about helping clients deploy technology and services that improve business
performance while protecting digital assets. He is a technology veteran with over 20 years of sales, sales
management, and consulting experience. Brian’s goal is to help enterprises understand why a tools-only approach has
contributed to cyber security’s effectiveness problem. And that successful security transformation requires improved
awareness and security operations delivered 24 x 7. Under Brian’s leadership, the Central team added over 100
mid-sized enterprises to Arctic Wolf’s Security Operations managed service and cloud-native platform in FY21. Before
Arctic Wolf, Brian spent ten years at Dell Technologies and six years at RSM in various sales and leadership roles.

– Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?


PatrickWright-NE_OCIOPatrick Wright, State of
Nebraska

Patrick Wright is the State Information Security Officer for the State of Nebraska and is
responsible for overseeing information and data security for the State. This includes strategic vision, scoping of
requirements, incident response, and compliance under federal requirements and industry standards.

Patrick is an Information Security Professional who has worked in both the public and private sectors and holds
multiple industry certifications with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is currently pursuing his
master’s degree. He has many years of experience working at both operational and strategic levels of Information
security.

He develops and guides security policy by chairing the Security Architecture Workgroup under the Nebraska Information
Technology Commission. Beyond government, Patrick also chairs the Cybersecurity Workgroup for Network Nebraska
providing cybersecurity counsel to the education community of K-12 and higher education within the State of
Nebraska. Patrick is engaged with the community by sitting on the board of a local non-profit organization and
volunteers in the classroom of local schools.

– Evolving Threat Landscape and the State of Nebraska



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