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Cyber Security Awareness Summit

October 25th 2017

9:00AM TO 4:00PM


Keynote Speaker

Agnes Kirk 
is the state of Washington’s chief information security officer, appointed by the state Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for establishing and leading the strategic direction of cybersecurity for the state of Washington. Kirk provides policy and technology leadership for state government, and promotes cooperation and coordination between regional and national government and private sector organizations. She advises the Governor and Legislators on key cyber issues, leads the state’s participation in national cyber security efforts and is a nationally recognized speaker on cyber security. Agnes was selected by Government Technology Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. She is a member of the Governor’s Domestic Security Executive Group, chairs the State of Washington Cyber Incident Response Center, is a member of the NASCIO CISO Advisory Committee, founding member of Washington’s Cyber Unified Coordination Group, co-founded the Pacific Northwest Alliance for Cyber Security, served on the Executive Committee of the Multi-State ISAC, and helped establish a regional chapter of the Information System Security Association International. She also serves Department of Homeland Security’s State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC).

Industry Speakers

  • FireEye – Terry Boedeker
  • Palo Alto – Bruce Hembree
  • Splunk – Kevin Hayes
  • Proofpoint – Ryan Witt
  • EECS – Adam Hahn

Industry Speakers

9:00 am – 10:00 am Agnes Kirk – Keynote Speaker, CISO for WA

10:00 am – 11:00 am Chris Schreiber – FireEye

“Defending the Academy”

About the Presenter:
Chris Schreiber is a Consulting Systems Engineer with FireEye. Chris has nearly 20 years of IT and information security experience across the higher education / research, IT managed services, and financial services industries, including more than 8 years leading information security programs.

Before joining FireEye, Chris was the CISO and HIPAA Security Officer at the University of Arizona where he was responsible for all aspects of information security across a decentralized $2 billion enterprise with more than 15,000 employees and supporting more than 42,000 students. Chris held prior information security and IT leadership positions with SunGard Data Systems, the University of Wisconsin, and Central Michigan University.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and holds certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ryan Witt – Proofpoint

Human Factor

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bruce Hembree – Palo Alto

“How law enforcement helped create malware in SSL”

Bruce’s background:
Bruce comes from the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) and A10 Networks. At the DCU he was the Security Operations Manager – working with law enforcement groups like the FBI, Interpol, the global security community, and foreign and domestic government defense agencies doing takedowns of organized crime online, killing botnets such as Citadel and Zeus, and assisting in the destruction of child pornography rings. At A10 Bruce focused on secure network perimeter design and terabit-scale DDoS mitigation for enterprise companies in the PNW. Bruce is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he specialized in information systems and network warfare.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ken Westin – Splunk

Threat Hunting
Ken Westin is currently Senior Security Specialist with Splunk where he helps customers improve their security posture using advanced analytics and machine learning. Prior to Splunk he worked in the Office of the CTO at Tripwire where he focused on applying endpoint and vulnerability management technology to help customers defend against increasingly sophisticated threats. He developed a technology company (GadgetTrak) to provide corporate clients the capability to track highly sensitive mobile devices to ensure they were not falling into the wrong hands. His passion has been the development of tools and techniques to aid law enforcement in tracking down criminals and has put bad people in jail using data.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Adam Hahn – WSU EECS


Orange lot is $2/hr, paid on site.
Green 3 permits available for purchase at WSU Visitor Center

If you are unable to attend in person, each campus has rooms reserved for viewing.

  • WSU Tri-Cities (TCIC 125T)
  • WSU Spokane (SNRS 203 )
  • WSU Vancouver (DEN 301 9-12, then ECS 120 1-4pm)

You can also log in with your WSU network or friend ID directly to our live streaming at “

Event Location

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

October 25th — 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hourly parking available at venue