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Darin Hanson is the Critical Infrastructure Program and Security Manager for the ND Dept. of Emergency Services.  He is a conduit between the State of North Dakota, the private sector, and the North Dakota State & Local Intelligence Center (NDSLIC) in order to identify, catalogue, assess, prioritize and report on North Dakota’s Critical Infrastructure while advising on safety and security for the infrastructure stakeholders.  Retired from the MT Army National Guard, he has over 20 years of Military Police, Military Intelligence and corporate security experience.  Mr. Hanson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Mary and recently completed a Master’s in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, earning the Mark Carr Esprit De Corps Award. He serves as a subcommittee member for the national fusion center private sector outreach committee, CyberCon Chairman, ex-officio Board Member of the ND Infragard chapter, co-chair of the North Dakota Cybersecurity Task Force, and as a member of the ND School Safety Partners working group.  Darin lives in Mandan with his wife Lynn and daughter Delaney.
Dr. Doug Jensen became the seventh president of Bismarck State College on July 1, 2020. Prior to BSC he served as president at Rock Valley Community College in Illinois and before that as the president of the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) in the Alabama Community College System. 
He has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and is a proud community college graduate, earning an Associate of Science degree from Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA, his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, and his Doctorate of Education from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. 
He and his wife, Karen, have two grown sons, and enjoy exploring the region with their dog, Oliver. 
Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Chey Gethers entered on duty with the FBI in September 2009 and was assigned to the Memphis Division, Nashville RA, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). She served on the JTTF for three years, after which she was appointed to work with the Tennessee Fusion Center (TFC). During her time at the TFC she worked with executives from various state and local entities to promote intelligence sharing across jurisdictions. In December 2016, she was assigned to work with the Violent Crimes and Gangs Task Force in the Nashville RA. She has also represented the FBI as the Senior Intelligence Analyst for a Law Enforcement team within the Department of Defense, while serving in an overseas capacity. SIA Gethers was the FBI intelligence team supervisor during the 25 December 2020 Nashville bombing. 
Mr. Michael Gregg has authored/co-authored more than 25 books; some include: CISSP Exam Cram 2, Que; Inside Network Security Assessment, SAMS; CEH Exam Prep 2, Que; Hack the Stack, Syngress; Security Administrators Street Smarts, Sybex; Emerging Threat Analysis 2006, Syngress; CHFI Study Guide, Syngress; Que CISA Exam Prep 2, Que; Security+ Study Guide, Syngress; How to Build Your Own Network Security Lab, Wiley.

Michael has testified before U.S. Congress as an expert witness on cyber security and is frequently cited by major and trade print publications as a cyber security expert and has appeared as an expert commentator for network broadcast outlets and print publications such as FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNBC, local broadcast television, The New York Times, Kiplinger’s, and Women’s Day.  He has also spoken at major security conferences such as Hacker Halted, ChicagoCon, HouConSec, etc.  
Lisa McKee, CISA, CDPSE, PCIP, is a Sr. Manager of Security and Privacy solutions at Protiviti. She has nearly 20 years of industry experience in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Privacy, US and International Data Privacy Laws, Vendor Management, Software Development, IT Audit, Compliance, PCI, Risk and Governance. Lisa assists companies conducting security and privacy assessments, implementing security and privacy programs, and managing PCI compliance. She is a highly regarded consultant in the Midwest security and privacy industries and a regular featured speaker at IAPP, ISACA, IIA, ISC2 and NEbraskaCERT. She speaks at conferences locally, nationally, and globally for IAPP, ISACA and RSA. Lisa is also a member of the Accredited Standards Committee X9 providing input on industry standards, a member of the IAPP National Privacy Engineering Advisory Board, a leader for the NIST Privacy Workforce Working Group task force for Risk Assessments, ISACA SheLeadsTech Ambassador and Director of Programs and Events for the WiCyS South Dakota Chapter. She is passionate about privacy and security. 

Larry Ewert, FirstNet Built with AT&T
Supporting Public Safety

•Complex Solutions SME- Verizon Public Safety Team, 2003-2018
•Information Systems Security Professional
•Contractor, Tech Services- City of Houston/Houston Police Dept.
•Contractor, Tech Services- Harris County/ HCSO
•Results-driven Solutions Architect with response operations support experience
• Mobile First Responder solutions consultation to support CJIS readiness and compliance
•Critical Infrastructure (SCADA)-  private network design and implementation.
•Telecommunications CSC Member,  Infragard.
• National Organization of Technical Investigators (NATIA) - private sector partner.

 Industry Certifications

•Certified Info-Sec Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
•Cisco CCNA
•Cisco CCENT
Doug Penniston has 26 years of experience in the wireless mobility and telecom industry. This experience includes Business and Government sales, mobility and integrated solutions consulting including wireless, wireline, SaaS and security solutions. He also has 4 years as a fleet consultant which includes GPS fleet management best practices, pre and post trip inspectionsand Electronic Logging (ELD). Doug served for 20 Years in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve and South Dakota National Guard specializing in military communications and chemical defense. He retired in 2004.

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