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AGENDA

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Mel Nevarez

Mel Nevarez

Manager Identity and Access Management and Compliance CenterPoint Energy

Keynote: Diversity in Cyber

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Kimberly Hubbard, MS, MBA

Dean, IT and Visual Communication, Lone Star College

Reasonable Security – What does it mean in 2022

8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers, CIPP/US

Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Break

9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

State of the Union for Cybersecurity

10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Andy Sawyer

Andy Sawyer, CISSP, CISM, C|CISO

Chief of Security and Facilities Locke Lord, LLP

Live Hack Demonstration

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Jon Villanti

Jon Villanti, CISSP

EVP, Chief Information Security Officer Allegiance Bank

Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

FBI Private and Public Sectors Collaboration to Protect our Nation and Organizations

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Peter Hill

Treasurer InfraGard Houston

Educators vs Industrialist: Building the Workforce

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mary Dickerson

Mary Dickerson, MBA, CISSP, CISM, PMP

Chief Information Security Officer University of Houston | University of Houston System

Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Managing and Mitigating Ransomware Risk

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas, CISSP

CTO, BLUE LANCE, INC.

Cyber Pitch by Hatch Pitch

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Greg Wright

Greg Wright

Advisor and Innovation Strategist for Technology Companies and the Founder Hatch Pitch

Closing Remarks, Scholarships, Hatch Pitch Awards

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Mel Nevarez

Mel Nevarez

Manager Identity and Access Management and Compliance, CenterPoint Energy

THE BIG DAY

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
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Registration and Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

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8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Mel Nevarez

Mel Nevarez

Manager Identity and Access Management and Compliance, CenterPoint Energy

Keynote: Diversity in Cyber

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8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
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Kimberly Hubbard, MS, MBA

Dean, IT and Visual Communication, Lone Star College

Reasonable Security – What does it mean in 2022

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8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers, CIPP/US

Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
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Break

State of the Union for Cybersecurity

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10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Andy Sawyer, CISSP, CISM, C|CISO

Chief of Security and Facilities Locke Lord, LLP
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Live Hack Demonstration

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jon Villanti

Jon Villanti, CISSP

EVP, Chief Information Security Officer Allegiance Bank
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
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Lunch

FBI Private and Public Sectors Collaboration to Protect our Nation and Organizations

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1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Peter Hill

Peter Hill

Treasurer, InfraGard Houston
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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Educators vs Industrialist: Building the Workforce

Mary Dickerson, MBA, CISSP, CISM, PMP

Chief Information Security Officer, University of Houston | University of Houston System
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3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Break

Managing
and Mitigating Ransomware Risk

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Peter Thomas, CISSP

CTO, BLUE LANCE, INC.

Cyber Pitch
by Hatch Pitch

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5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Greg Wright

Greg Wright

Advisor and Innovation Strategist for Technology Companies and the Founder, Hatch Pitch

Scholarships, Hatch Pitch Awards, and Closing Remarks

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6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mel Nevarez

Mel Nevarez

Manager Identity and Access Management and Compliance, CenterPoint Energy

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HCS provides a lot of value to the community by getting people together to educate, share and collaborate on cybersecurity trends and opportunity to network with one another well. People should attend the Houston Cyber Summit to be informed, learn and collaborate with industry colleagues.  

Managing Director, IT Services. 

Houston Cyber Summit is a great opportunity for people to come out and see what the latest and greatest technology and information there is to prevent attacks. Come and learn about cybersecurity and see how you can protect both your home and businesses. 

CISO, Local government.

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PRICES AND PACKAGES

General Admission

$200
  • 8 expert panels
  • Networking with C-suite from the Houston region
  • Free lunch provided
  • Access to recordings of all sessions

VIP

$400
  • Cocktail hour with speakers
  • Free food and drink provided at Happy Hour
  • Front row seating
  • Access to recordings of all sessions

Virtual

$100
  • Virtual access to summit events via livestream
  • Submit questions to panelists and moderators
  • Access to recordings of all sessions

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