August Virtual Cyber Executive Forum 2020 – Roundtables

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August, 14th: 12:45 PM Eastern: Roundtable Option 1

Topic: We’re losing our seat at the C-Suite Table
Facilitator: Joshua Marpet, COO & Co-Founder, Red Lion

Abstract: IT commoditized 20 years ago. Most system administrators are now blue collar. Is that happening right now to security? All the way up to the CISO? Are we seeing the rise of the non-technical CIO replacing the designated scapegoat of the technical CISO? Let's talk!


Joshua Marpet is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Red Lion. He is an internationally renowned digital forensics expert and a patent-pending author for Blockchain based Digital Forensics System. Josh has been honored as one of the top 10 most influential people in BSides and currently serves as a board member for BSidesDE and BSidesDC. He is a former board member with Hackers for Charity and BSides LV. Josh is heavily involved with CMMC. He is also a proud father, husband and mentor.

August, 14th: 12:45 PM Eastern: Roundtable Option 2
Topic: Creating an Environment of Trust and Integrity in Uncertain Times
Facilitator: Amanda Laden, CEO, Amanda Laden International

Abstract: We are living in unprecedented times. The world seems to have changed overnight and as leaders, we are forced to help our teams and our employees have the certainty to navigate through ambiguity and volatility. In each organization, people take their cues from the way in which leaders behave, act, and speak, and people need to feel that they can trust their leaders. In this conversation, you will learn some quick tips on how you can continue to create an environment of trust and integrity and empower your people to ride the waves of change, as well as be part of the solution.


Amanda Laden founded Amanda Laden International with a mission to instill meaningful change in corporate culture.
She has a deep insight into human behavior, business strategy, and leadership development and, combined with her no-nonsense, can-do attitude, Amanda has a unique ability to transform companies from within and reshape mindsets of top leaders for measurable change. In addition to an MBA, Amanda holds a number of certifications in talent optimization tools such as DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, and Predictive Index. Amanda has traveled to over 45 countries, and has lead teams on 5 continents over the past 15 years, gaining in-depth knowledge and experience of global business strategy.

August, 14th: 3:00 PM Eastern: Roundtable Option 1
Topic: Preparing a proactive strategy and plan for Ransomware
Facilitator: Dr. Eric Cole, Founder and CEO, Secure Anchor

Abstract: Ransomware attacks are rapidly increasing in frequency and cost. According to security experts ransomware will be a $20 billion industry by 2021, with an attack happening every 11 seconds. Organizations victimized by these attacks can lose access to their networks and data, incur steep financial losses, and suffer significant reputation damage.
Join us for a forward-looking conversation about the evolution of ransomware, what we expect to see as threats continue to thrive in remote work environments and what cybersecurity measures your organization can take to mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks.


With more than 30 years of network security experience, Dr. Eric Cole is a distinguished cyber security expert and keynote speaker who helps organizations curtail the risk of cyber threats. Dr. Cole has worked with a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to top international banks to the CIA. He has been the featured speaker at many security events and also has been interviewed by several chief media outlets such as CNN, CBS News, FOX News and 60 Minutes.

August, 14th: 3:00 PM Eastern: Roundtable Option 2
Topic: Battling the effects of COVID, the CISO’s effort to secure the remote workforce
Facilitator: Dr. Shawn P. Murray, C|CISO, CISSP, CRISC, FITSP-A, Principal Scientist & Senior Cyber Security Professional, Northrop Grumman

Abstract: There has been an emerging focus on helping organizations pivot to an online and remote collaborative workforce. In what many are referring to as phase one of the pandemic, we saw businesses adopting technology to make the immediate transition without considering the security implications of executing the strategy. Remote access applications like Zoom introduced privacy and vulnerability challenges that resulted in data loss and unauthorized disclosures. While many have recovered from phase one and have settled on the new norm of conducting business, we have seen a 900% increase in cyber scams, malware, ransomware and misinformation campaigns. The CISO now must work with HR and executive management to communicate and solve challenges related to cyber security awareness and reeducate the workforce in ways that help the organization better manage risks in these areas. We will discuss new learned experiences and methods that have been implemented to address the issues.


Shawn Murray is a principal scientist in the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency as a Senior Cyber Security Professional and is an officer in the US Civil Air Patrol. His previous assignments include work with the US Army Cyber Command in Europe, US Air Force and with Commercial Industry in various roles in Information Assurance and Cyber Security. He has traveled the globe performing physical and Cyber Security assessments on critical national defense and coalition programs and has prepared reports for the House Armed Services Committee.
Dr. Murray has worked with NSA, FBI, CIA and the US Defense and State Departments on various Cyber initiatives and has over 20 years of IT, communications and Cyber Security experience. He has presented as a featured or keynote speaker for numerous conferences across the globe and enjoys teaching and presenting as a guest lecturer on Cyber Security, business and computer science courses at his Cyber Academy and for several universities. He has several industry recognized certifications to include the C|CISO, CISSP and CRISC. He holds several degrees to include an Applied Doctorate in Computer Science with a concentration in Enterprise Information Systems.
Dr. Murray also servs as the COO to the International Board of Directors for the Information Systems Security Association. He is a professional member of IEEE, ACM, ISSA, (ISC)² and is a FBI Infragard program partner. He enjoys spending time traveling with his family, researching and collaborating with other professionals in Cyber Security and Cyber Law and plays soccer on a local league in Colorado Springs.

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