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Tuesday Breakout Speakers

Welcome, Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 12:00 PM

Dr. Doug Jensen, President, Bismarck State College

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.


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Presentation: What Keeps You Awake at Night
Tuesday, 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Rob Keller, Crisis Communication Trainer

Rob Keller was retired from the U.S. Army when he received a call from the ND Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) to return to full time Public Information Officer status to work a “small protest happening in southern Morton County” that would probably fizzle out in 2-3 months.”  Nine months later he returned to retirement status.  During the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest, Rob was the lead Public Information Officer for the Morton County Sheriff Department and the ND Department of Emergency Services Joint Information Center.  Rob and his team of over 15 PIOs worked over 500 media engagements during the 234-day protest that garnished the attention of the world. 
 
“This was the most challenging and rewarding position that I have ever been involved in my entire career.  I felt that I was the “right person in the right place at the right time for the right reasons.”
 
Rob’s previous career positions had in effect prepared him for his last public affairs mission.
 
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Television Journalism, was a TV news reporter, TV anchor, a community relations officer for a police department, a television producer, marketing and advertising for the U.S. Army, worked multiple FEMA disasters in North Dakota to include floods, wildfires, snow storms and a Canadian Pacific railroad anhydrous ammonia spill. Not to mention during his 26-year Army career, he was deployed on two public affairs missions to Iraq, five PIO missions to Ghana, Africa and working with twelve Killed In Action (KIA) soldiers and their families.
 
He was the Deputy PIO for the ND COVID-19 response and formed a 50-persom Joint Information Center staff within two weeks.
 
He has been a FEMA Crisis Communication trainer for over 10 years having trained over 600 PIO practitioners.
 
Rob has left Morton County and back to semi-retirement but is training Public Information Officers from multiple agencies who may have a need for crisis communication and for their agency to be “Crises Ready”.  He is married with a very understanding wife, a son who is following in his footsteps as a career military man and a daughter who is a “stay at home” mom.  He has five grandchildren that now take up his entire time.  He is also an “adventure motorcycle rider” who has traveled on journeys across Canada to the Arctic Ocean, South American and everything in between.

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Presentation: Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Service Provider
Tuesday, 2:10 - 3:00 PM 

Matt Frohlich, Bismarck State College

Matt Frohlich is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity at Bismarck State College and owner of Integrity IT, where he helps small business with their IT needs. Prior to joining BSC in 2005, Matt worked at Starion Bank. Matt received his received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from University of Mary and recently received his Masters of Science Degree in Cyber Defense from Dakota State University. At Bismarck State College he teaches a variety of classes for both the on-campus and online settings.  Some of these include Networking, Windows Server, Palo Alto Firewalls, wireless security, and Ethical Hacking.  He is responsible for many aspects of the program including:  developing curriculum, working with industry to meet their workforce needs, advising students, staying current in the field, and community outreach.

Tanya Taplin, Bismarck State College

Tanya Taplin
started her role as an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at Bismarck State College in 2019.  She has over 20 years of industry experience through consulting and previous roles at the State of North Dakota.  Some of her experiences include networking, technical support, project management, disaster recovery, policy development, end-user training, technical liaison between various government entities, as well as system, network, and database administration.
 
She holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Bismarck State College, a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Mary and is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Cyber Defense from Dakota State University.  She teaches a variety of on-campus, hybrid, and online classes at Bismarck State College for the Cybersecurity and Computer Networks program.  Some of her additional responsibilities include advising, community outreach, and being a faculty mentor.
 

Dr. Kevin Fishbeck, University of Mary


Dr. Kevin Fishbeck is the Program Director for the Computer Information Systems and the Information Technology Management departments at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. He has been teaching and working in the Information Technology field for over 20 years.  He specializes in network and systems administration along with providing best security practices for small businesses. Dr. Fishbeck owns and operates Fishbeck Technology Consulting for over 20 years and has advised, aided and performed numerous installations, upgrades and migrations for small businesses. He holds many industry certifications including MCSE, MCT, Network + and CCNA. He has also presented at numerous events promoting what colleges and universities must do to help prepare graduates for the technology workforce. 

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Presentation: Civilians Moving Michigan Left of the Boom
Tuesday, 3:10 - 4:00 PM 

Ray Davidson, Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps and Andy Brush, Michigan Cyber Partners

Ray Davidson, PhD served as dean at the SANS Technology Institute during its founding, and now leads the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, which is currently the only completely civilian, state sponsored team of incident responders in the country. He continues to serve as a mentor, subject matter expert and technical reviewer for the SANS Institute, and for anyone else who will listen. He holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, and several infosec certifications. He started as a paperboy, but also has experience as a telephone operator, security guard, pharmaceutical research scientist, global IT leader for a Fortune 50, college professor, and now this. Mostly he is passionate about empowering others to do the right thing.
 

Andy Brush, Michigan Cyber Partners


Andy Brush works on cyber security partnerships for the State of Michigan. In this new role, Andy is seeking to improve the cyber security posture of governments across the State by finding innovative ways of working together across all sectors. Andy served Washtenaw County for 17 years in various roles including Webmaster, Knowledge Manager, Innovations Manager, and spent 7 years as the head of the IT organization. Among other things, Andy has worked as a managing consultant, a technical writer, a project manager, a teacher, a cherry shaker operator, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka.

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Presentation: Using Vulnerability Analysis to Reduce Risk
Tuesday, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

Michael Gregg, 
NDIT Cybersecurity Operation Center

Mr. Michael Gregg is the director of cyber operations for the state of North Dakota and has authored/co-authored more than 20 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. Michael enjoys giving back to the community and serves as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity and United Way.

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Zoom Happy Hour
Tuesday, 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm


Todd Domres, Dakota Carrier Network - Moderator

Todd Domres is the manager of owners and government relations at Dakota Carrier Network and the president of the North Dakota InfraGard Chapter. He is a CPA holding degrees in accounting and business administration along with an M.B.A. from the University of Mary. In his spare time, you’ll often find Todd broadcasting local sporting events on the radio.

 
 
Terry L Oroszi, M.S., Ed.D. Pharmacology & Toxicology-SOM
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology; Director, MS Graduate Program, P&T, BSOM; Director, CBRN Defense Certificate Program

Homeland Security (Terrorism, Crisis Decision-Making, CBRN) Researcher, Speaker, & Published Author.
Bio: Dr. Terry Oroszi is a faculty member and director at Boonshoft School of Medicine, part of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Her subject matter expertise is Homeland Security. As part of her role at BSOM, she serves as Director of the graduate and the Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Programs. She started her career in the Army, transitioned to the laboratory doing molecular genetics work, and merged her military and science experiences to develop the homeland security focus for the medical school and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 

Dr. Oroszi has several collaborations with the military, industry, academia, and the government in the areas of CBRN, terrorism, and crisis decision-making. She is the founder and chair of The Dayton Think Tank, a gathering of the top 50 crisis leaders in the region. As a civilian, Oroszi has received training from the FBI through two programs in 2018 and 2019, and is president of the Dayton InfraGard (an FBI/Public Sector Partnership) and has shared her expertise with NSA, at Quantico, and members of Congress in DC. Her subject matter expertise in terrorism and crisis leadership has been recognized in media, including print, web, and T.V., and as an invited speaker at national conferences for military, government, and industry leaders. Along with several journal publications, she is a co-editor and contributing author of “Weapons of Mass Psychological Destruction and the People that Use Them,” Praeger ABC-Clio, The American Terrorist: Everything You Need to Know to be a Subject Matter Expert, Greylander Press (a book covering 4 years of dedicated research on American citizens charged with acts related to terrorism). 

In her free time, Oroszi started writing a fiction series about a female FBI agent that is frankly not a very good agent. She drops cover, occasionally loses her temper, and has a few too many unsanctioned kills. Operation Stormfront: From Weatherman to Wall Street, book one in the series will be available June 2019, and book two, Operation Deep Dive: Back into the Past released Sept 2019, and novella book 2.5, Mr. Smith Goes to North Korea, released Oct. 2019, and her first graphic novel, based on Operation Stormfront, March 2020.

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