Cyber Security Summit | October 12, 2017


This year's theme: Cyber Security

The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance* is going to host the 10th Annual Cyber Security Summit at the FedEx Institute of Technology on October 12, 2017. Information Assurance and Cyber Security experts will be onsite for presentations and networking to address current issues of cyber security. Register Here
Day One Only (CAST Research Expo, Oct-11-2017): $85
Day Two Only (Cyber Summit, Oct-12-2017): $85
Day One & Two: $170

FedEx Insitutute of Technology

Note:* A nationally designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research and a nationally designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Topics may include:
  • Cybersecurity Training
  • Cyber-Physical Environments
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Digital Social Engineering
  • Cyber Security Recovery
  • Cyber Law
  • Ransomware
Door Prizes Include:
  • USB Storage
  • Wireless Mouse
  • Android Media Player
  • And More...

The speakers include:

Timothy S. Marsh

Special Agent

FBI Memphis Division Counterintelligence and Cyber Program

Bio: Timothy S. Marsh transferred to the Memphis Division in July of 2015. He has been assigned to investigate violations of law affiliated with Cyber and Counterintelligence matters. He also is currently serving as the InfraGard Coordinator. Mr. Marsh began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 2004, where he was assigned to the New Orleans Field Office. Mr. Marsh investigated a variety of counterintelligence matters, and in 2009 was transferred to the Los Angeles Field Office where he continued his work with counterintelligence. In 2011, he was named supervisory special agent of the cyber program in the New Orleans Field Office. In 2012, Mr. Marsh was requested to assist the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force with an outreach initiative focused on extracting cyber-related victim and actor threat information from FBI holdings and to determine the best method of disseminating said information to the appropriate field offices along with impacted victims. Mr. Marsh was instrumental in Cyber Division's redevelopment and use of the Guardian for Cyber tracking program. Additionally, Mr. Marsh has been working to implement the Guardian for Cyber program throughout the USIC and other government agencies associated with the implantation Executive Order 13636. In April of 2013, he was selected as the Unit Chief of the Cyber Division's Guardian Victim Analysis Unit responsible for ensuring the FBI successfully implemented the Guardian for Cyber program. Before entering the FBI, Mr. Marsh worked as an engineer with a company in the Memphis area, specifically associated with the manufacturing of HID lighting products as well as computer/networking management. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Memphis University in 1999.

Bob Sydow

Principal and Americas Cybersecurity Leader

Ernst & Young LLP

Bio: Bob Sydow is a Principal and Americas Cybersecurity Leader. Bob has worked with major Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of information security including security strategy and transformation, data protection and privacy, identity and access management, cyber threat management and cyber economics. Bob has over thirty-four years of experience assisting clients in both the implementation and risk management of advanced technologies. Bob has presented to a variety of audiences on Cyber challenges and solutions including Board of Directors, Industry Analyst and Government officials. Bob's current responsibilities include the management and operation of the firms Cybersecurity practice. Cybersecurity provides assessment and security transformation services across all sectors in the Americas. The Cybersecurity practice provides technology advisory risk services to information intensive and regulated industries. Security services include the assessment, testing and improvement of an organization's information applications, processes, organization and technologies.

Thomas Davis

Director, Information Security, Compliance, and Risk


Memphis, TN

Bio: Mr. Thomas Davis has been in the Information Security Field for 15+ years; spending time at First Tennessee (8 years), Memphis City Schools, and ServiceMaster along the way. Thomas currently holds his CISSP, SANS GSEC, PCI ISA, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Information Security from University of Phoenix.

Judith Simon

Professor, University of Memphis

Bio: Dr. Judith C. Simon earned her bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Oklahoma State University, with her MBA from West Texas State University (now West Texas A & M University). Additional education includes certificates from the AACSB Faculty Development Institute and from professional courses on information systems topics. She worked for a manufacturing corporation in Texas for six years and has served as a consultant to large and small organizations. Teaching areas have included many of the department's graduate and undergraduate classes. Dr. Simon's publications include nine textbooks by various leading publishers such as John Wiley & Sons and Prentice Hall, as well as numerous other instructional materials, professional journal articles, and proceedings at national conferences. She also provides organizational training on information security topics. Current research interests focus on issues related to strategic management of innovative technology and information security management. Professional organization memberships include the Society for Information Management and the Association for Information Systems.

Ron Cunduff


Bio: Ron Cundiff, Vanick Digital, Manager of DevOps, Lead Security Architect Ron has over 23 years of experience in Information Technology and has performed a wide variety of technical and management roles over the course of his career including Manager of Development Operations, Network Engineer, Software Systems Architect, Information Security Architect, Project Manager, and Lead Developer.

Gerry Dozier

Professor, Auburn University

Bio: Dr. Gerry Vernon Dozier is an endowed chair of the McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems as well as a full professor in the Computer Science & Software Engineering Department at Auburn University. Dr. Dozier is the director of the Applied Computational Intelligence & Identity Research (ACI2R) Lab at Auburn University. He is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS) that was established as an ODNI Intelligence Community Science & Technology Center of Academic Excellence in 2008 at North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T). Dr. Dozier also led the effort in NC A&T's Center for Cyber Defense being recognized by the NSA and DHS as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education/Cybersecurity (also at NC A&T). His current research interests include the application of Artificial & Computational Intelligence, Biometrics, Identity Science, and Adversarial Machine Learning to the area Cyber Identity Protection & Privacy. He has published over 140 conference and journal publications. Dr. Dozier earned his PhD in Computer Science from North Carolina State University

Steve Crocker

Director of Information Security/Information Security Officer at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

University of Memphis

Bio: Steve Crocker has been the Director of Information Security/Information Security Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since 2015, where he is responsible for building and maintaining the information security program and all cybersecurity strategies for the healthcare organization. Prior to joining Methodist, he was the CIO for Magna Bank for 14 years. Steve’s early career included technical and project management experience in several industries such as financial services, government and military, manufacturing and distribution, and hospitality. He is a summa cum laude graduate of The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He holds numerous industry certifications including CISSP, PMP, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), LeanIT, and numerous technical certifications. He is also a board member for the local FBI Infragard chapter and a member of several industry groups, including SIM (Society for Information Management).

University of Memphis Cyber Summit
(901) 678-5440 OR (901) 678-2470

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