Event: The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission will discuss with a panel of “Cyber Warriors” The impact of the report on Cyber Education

Event: The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission will discuss with a panel of “Cyber Warriors” The impact of the report on Cyber Education

Date: June 23, 2021 | 2pm | Virtual

MISI ‘s DreamPort will host a panel discussion event with two US Cyberspace Solarium Commissioners and four panelists. The panel will discuss; “What educational aspects and resources have been approved for support by the USCSS commission?” How we can see this impacting the overall state of play in the cyber community? What was not included? And most importantly - What still needs to be done?

Our special thanks as always go out to Ron and Cyndi Gula at the Gula Tech Foundation, Mark S. Loepker the Education Director at the National Cryptologic Museum, Dr. Murray Dalziel, Dean of the Merrick School of Business at the Univ. of Baltimore and Philip Niedermair at Whiteford Taylor Preston for putting this important program together again as they did last year. We are proud to partner with them and host this important event to keep this dialogue on Cyber Education thriving!

Panelists will be completely virtual.

Commissioner

Samantha Ravich
Samantha Ravich

Exec. Director RADM Mark Montgomery USN(ret)

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur. She is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab; the Vice Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board; and a Commissioner on the Congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Dr. Ravich is also a managing partner at A2P, LLC and a Board Governor at GIA. Previously, she was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community and served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. Her groundbreaking work on Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare is shaping a growing field of study on this threat and the term was cited in the 2018 National Security Strategy. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. Her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses. Ravich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Speakers

Diane Janosek
Diane Janosek

Commandant, National Cryptologic School, NSA.

Diane M. Janosek is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (SES) and currently serves as the National Security Agency’s Commandant and Training Director for the National Cryptologic School, which is comprised of five colleges, to include the Colleges of Cyber and Cryptology. In her role, she manages and oversees the delivery of unique courses for the U.S. intelligence workforce, both civilian and military, in the areas of cyber, network security, cyber resilience, and encryption, ensuring a strong federal workforce to defend critical national security networks.

Janosek is the 2019 Cyber Warrior Woman of the Year, an award granted by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, which honored her for her mentorship, inspiration, and advocacy for women in the cybersecurity field. In addition, she has received many other awards from academia and professional organizations. She is the President of the Women in Cybersecurity’s (WiCyS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Affiliate and holds the WiCyS Affiliate Leadership Award for 2019. Ms. Janosek has published numerous articles in various cybersecurity and legal publications, among others, and she serves as an adjunct professor for the National Intelligence University’s Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence in Intelligence program in Washington, DC. She has served as the keynote speaker and as a panelist at many cybersecurity conferences and events. She serves on the Board of Advisors of the Military Cyber Professionals Association and is a member of the White House’s Federal Committee on STEM Education. She is passionate about giving back and serving the Nation.

Mark Loepker
Mark Loepker

Education Program Manager, National Cryptologic Foundation, Cyber Center for Education & Innovation.

Mark S. Loepker is a master practitioner in Information Assurance (IA) and International partnerships with over 39 years of government experience. he excels at orchestrating dissimilar groups aimed at fostering consensus to solve the toughest cybersecurity challenges. Mr. Loepker held many Executive level leadership positions throughout his career.While serving at the National Security Agency (NSA), Mr. Loepker led the National Security Agency (NSA), Foreign Engagement, Cryptologic partner Field Support to meet U.S. national security objectives. He worked closely with congressional members and staff on emerging cybersecurity issues and legislation. Mr. Loepker was the Director, National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) established between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and NSA to evaluate Information Technology (IT) product conformance to international standards. he led the partnership program between the public and private sectors to help consumers' select secure commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT products and to help manufactures gain acceptance in the global marketplace. he served as the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) Executive Subcommittee Chairman leading 27 Nations in product assurance, evaluation, supply chain risk management and managing the CCRA.

Ron Gula
Ron Gula

CEO GulaTech ADVentures, former CEO and Founder Tenable.

Ron is President at Gula Tech Adventures which focuses on cyber technology, cyber policy and recruiting more people to the cyber workforce. Since 2017, GTA has invested in dozens of cyber start-ups and funds and supported multiple cyber nonprofits and projects.

From 2002 to 2016, Ron was the co-founder and CEO of Tenable Network Security. He helped grow the company to 20,000 customers, raise $300m in venture capital and grow revenues to $100m, setting up the company for an IPO in 2018.

Prior to Tenable, Ron was a cyber industry pioneer and developed one of the first commercial network intrusion detection systems called Dragon, ran risk mitigation for the first cloud company, was deploying network honeypots in the mid 90s for the DOD and was a penetration tester for the NSA and got to participate in some of the nation's first cyber exercises.

Ron is involved in a variety of cyber nonprofits and think tanks including Defending Digital Campaigns, the Center for Internet Security, the National Security Institute and the Wilson Center. In 2020, Ron was honored to receive the Northern Virginia Technology Council Cyber Investor of the Year award and the Baltimore Business Journal Power 10 CEO award.

Mark Montgomery
Mark Montgomery

Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Mark Montgomery most recently served as Policy Director for the Senate Armed Services Committee under the leadership of Senator John S. McCain. In this position he coordinated policy efforts on national defense strategy, capabilities and requirements, defense policy and cyber issues.

Mark also served as a nuclear trained surface warfare officer for 32 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral in 2017. His flag officer assignments included Director of Operations (J3) at U.S. Pacific Command; Commander of Carrier Strike Group 5 embarked on the USS George Washington stationed in Japan; and Deputy Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy (J5), at U.S. European Command. He was selected as a White House Fellow and assigned to the National Security Council, serving as Director for Transnational Threats from 1998-2001.

Mark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University, and completed the U.S. Navy's nuclear power training program.

Moderator

David Panzer
David Panzer

Chair, Gov. Contracting, Whiteford Taylor Preston.

Mr. Panzer’s practices focus on government contracts and litigation. With extensive experience as both in-house and outside counsel, he brings a unique perspective not only to matters to be tried in court but also to the business of law.

Before joining Whiteford, Mr. Panzer served as the Deputy General Counsel for a multi-billion dollar government services contractor that operates around the world. In that role, he managed the day-to-day operations of the Legal Department and was responsible for serving as both the chief advisor on all government contracts issues and the lawyer responsible for virtually all significant litigation, investigations, bid protests, Claims and REAs. As a result, he was responsible for negotiating and managing the vast majority of the legal budget and managing the relationships with most of the law firms engaged by the company. During the time that the company was an SEC public filer, Mr. Panzer served as the legal representative on the disclosure committee. As an essential advisor to the C-Suite, he was asked to project-manage the diligence process that led to a successful sale of the company.

Before his seven-year stint as in-house counsel, Mr. Panzer spent more than a dozen years at one of the largest law firms in the country (five of which as a partner), where he had a wide-ranging litigation practice.

Host

Philip Niedermair
Philip Niedermair

Managing Director Strategic Alliances, Whiteford Taylor Preston.

Philip Niedermair serves as the managing director of strategic alliances for Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (WTP), a large law firm based in the Mid-Atlantic. He is also the CEO of the National Cyber Group (NCG.) Prior to joining WTP, Philip was one of the founders and served as managing partner of The Bridge Alliance, an alliance of complementary professional services firms.

His previous executive experience included: CEO of Metrum Group, a marketing and strategic planning firm with expertise in national and global business operations, research, and project management. Clients included; Mastercard, Coca Cola, BP Oil, Citibank, and The US Postal Service.

Philip currently advises many boards and organizations. He serves as a member of the Economic Round Table for Maryland Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, as a member of the Advisory Board for University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Education Foundation, the Army Cyber Institute of West Point, and the Cyber Security Round Table of Maryland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, National Law Enforcement Museum and Historic Ships of Baltimore.