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2022 Conference

NICE 2022 Program Book
Monday, June 6th, 2022Tuesday, June 7th, 2022Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
TimeEvent
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Conference Registration Opens
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Best Practices for Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity
- Eman El-Sheikh, University of West Florida
- Raquel Hill, Spelman College
- Tobi West, Coastline College
- Randy Pestana, Florida International University

Using NICE Framework Competencies to Build a Better Cybersecurity Workforce
- Susana Barraza, NICE at NIST
- Karen Wetzel, NICE at NIST
- Zoe Fowler, Norwich University
- Tony Bryan, CyberUp
- Vincent Nestler, CSUSB
- Jeff Welgan, CyberVista
- Brad Wolfenden, US Cyber Games
- Erin Weiss Kaya, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Katie Boudreau, Mastercard

The Impact of Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Other Emerging Technologies on the Cybersecurity Workforce
- Austin Cusak, CISA
- Jason Hite, Xcelerate Solutions
- Roozbeh Aliabadi, ReadyAI
- Kristi Rice, 2021 Presidential Cybersecurity High School Teacher
- Athit Kao, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc.

SANS | GIAC Interactive Cyber Talent Workshop: How to Build a A-Team in Cybersecurity
- Brian Correia, SANS
- Kevin Garvey, SANS
- Michael Edie, Department of Defense
- Stephynie Velez, Nobilis
- Darlene Hardie, Booz Allen Hamilton
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Networking Break
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Best Practices for Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity
- Eman El-Sheikh, University of West Florida
- Raquel Hill, Spelman College
- Tobi West, Coastline College
- Randy Pestana, Florida International University

Using NICE Framework Competencies to Build a Better Cybersecurity Workforce
- Susana Barraza, NICE at NIST
- Karen Wetzel, NICE at NIST
- Zoe Fowler, Norwich University
- Tony Bryan, CyberUp
- Vincent Nestler, CSUSB
- Jeff Welgan, CyberVista
- Brad Wolfenden, US Cyber Games
- Erin Weiss Kaya, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Katie Boudreau, Mastercard

The Impact of Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Other Emerging Technologies on the Cybersecurity Workforce
- Austin Cusak, CISA
- Jason Hite, Xcelerate Solutions
- Roozbeh Aliabadi, ReadyAI
- Kristi Rice, 2021 Presidential Cybersecurity High School Teacher
- Athit Kao, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc.

SANS | GIAC Interactive Cyber Talent Workshop: How to Build a A-Team in Cybersecurity
- Brian Correia, SANS
- Kevin Garvey, SANS
- Michael Edie, Department of Defense
- Stephynie Velez, Nobilis
- Darlene Hardie, Booz Allen Hamilton
TimeEvent
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Conference Welcome
- Brian Fonseca, Florida International University
- Kenneth Jessell, Florida International University
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. NICE Conference Welcome
- Rodney Petersen, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.NICE Community Coordinating Council: Working Together to Create an Integrated Ecosystem
- Jon Brickey, Mastercard
- Bridgett Paradise, Tenable
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Sector-Based Approaches Cybersecurity Education, Training and Workforce Development
- Robert Grillo, Florida International University
- Jennifer Kutz, Victoria Secret’s & Co
- Lonnie Harris, Equifax
- Moderator: Marian Merritt, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Conference Overview
- Raquel Hill, Spelman College
- Austin Cusak, CISA
- Brian Correia, SANS
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Exhibit Hall Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Breakout Sessions
Building and Sustaining a Statewide Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development Ecosystem
- Rebecca Michael, University of Cincinnati
- Ryan Moore, University of Cincinnati

The Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative
- Thaier Hayajneh, Fordham University
- Amelia Estwick, Fordham University

Innovation Pilot of HBCU Apprenticeship Cohorts
- Girish Seshagiri, Apprenticeship Implementation Solutions, Inc.
- Nikunja Swain, South Carolina State University
- Diana Elliott, Urban Institute

Talent Mobility: An Essential Defense Against Great Reshuffling
- Joseph Thompson, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Eman El-Sheikh, University of West Florida
- Stephanie Keith, Office of Information and Technology (VA)
- Mark Smith, Booz Allen Hamilton
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Breaking Bread: A Recipe for Standing Up and Entry-Level Cyber Talent Program
- Clarence Williams, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Sarah Scholl, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Sharon McPherson, VA Cyber Workforce Management

A Holistic Approach to Developing the Next Generation of Diverse Cybersecurity Professionals with Multi-Organizational Partnerships
- Maxwell Shuftan, SANS Institute
- Caitlin Boyce, Dragos, Inc.

IT and Cybersecurity Degree Apprenticeship Cohorts at HBCUs
- Katie Adams, Safal Partners
- Laura Jones, Prairie View A&M University
- Debbie McLeod, McLeod Information Systems

Going for Gold! Insights and Lessons from Coaching the First ever US Cyber Games Team
- TJ O'Connor, Florida Tech
- Dane Brown, U.S. Naval Academy
- Dr. Suzanna Schmeelk, St. John's University
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.ThriveDX Lunch Presentation
- Roy Zur, ThriveDX SaaS
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Western Governors University Lunch Presentation
- Paul Bingham, Western Governors University
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Break
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Birds of a Feather
K12 Cybersecurity Education
- Thomas Trevethan, Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy

NICE Framework Users Group
- Karen Wetzel, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

Apprenticeships in Cybersecurity
- Tony Bryan, CyberUp

Cybersecurity Skills Competition
- Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Break
- SANS TECH Showcase: Fixing the Gap(s) in the Cyber Workforce
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Investigating Disparities in K12 Cybersecurity Education: Case Study and Approaches
- Johanna Jacob, University of Texas at San Antonio
- Gregory White, University of Texas at San Antonio

Defining Diversity in Cybersecurity within the Spectrum of Career Categories
- Amanda Joyce, Argonne National Laboratory
- Nate Evans, Argonne National Laboratory
- Kenneth Kass, kenkass.com

CASCADE Apprenticeship Programs and Cyber Career Map
- Jo Marie Diamond, San Diego East County Economic Development
- Teana Fredeen, synED
- Judy Steingass, Journeysmap

Emerging Tech Cybersecurity Myth Smackdown: Perspectives from the Field
- James Stanger, CompTIA
3;45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Information Operations are a Cybersecurity Problem: Toward a New Strategic Paradigm to Combat Disinformation
- Renee DiResta, Stanford University
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Evening Reception
TimeEvent
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Innovative Approaches to Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development
- Safa Shahwan Edwards, Atlantic Council
- Willie Henderson, CYBER.ORG
- Lien Diaz, Georgia Tech
- Michael Prebil, New America
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CAE Designation Ceremony
- Lynne Clark, National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Program Office
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Breakout Sessions
The Impact and Role of Academia in Government's Cybersecurity Strategies
- Rita Doerr, NSA

Accelerating to Victory! Leveling the Playfield in Information Security through an Accelerated Training Program
- Jasmine M. Jackson, The Walt Disney Studios
- Bryson Payne, University of North Georgia

Using the Apprenticeship Model to Develop Cyber Talent
- James Rodriguez, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Labor
- Carolyn Renick, US Department of Labor
- Jarrod D. Benjamin, Florida International University

Signature Pedagogy in Cybersecurity: An Emerging Perspective
- Ashley Gess, Augusta University
- Michael Nowatkowski, Augusta University
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Exhibit Hall Break
- NIST & CompTIA TECH Showcase: What does CyberSeek Data Tell Us About the Challenge and Opportunity Ahead.
11:30 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Youth-to-Retirement Approach to Build a Cybersecurity Workforce
- Lynne Clark, National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Program Office

A Diverse Cyber Academy for Diverse People
- Adam Bricker, Montreat College
- Jeannie Ross, Director of Workforce Development, Workforce Innovation Hub

From the Classroom to the Cyber Ops Center: Collegiate Workforce Development through Hands-on Application
- Stephanie Travis, Virginia Tech

Attracting Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Talent Today
- Tambre Paster, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Addressing the Cybersecurity Workforce Needs of Small
and Medium-Sized Businesses

- Deborah McLeod, McLeod Information Systems
- Zachary Hodges, Cyber Security Solutions Inc.
- Mark Lupo, University of Georgia SBDC
- Roy Hadley Jr., Adams and Reese LLP
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Break
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Networking Breaks
Promote Center Discovery
- Roland Varriale II, Argonne National Laboratory

Modernize Talent Management
- Lynsey Caldwell, Leidos
- Dr. Melissa Woo, Michigan State University

Transform Learning Process
- Mike Morris, Western Governors University
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Designing a Sustainable Workforce Development Model through Customizable Upskilling and Reskilling Pathways
- Eman El-Sheikh, University of West Florida
- Tirthankar Ghosh, University of West Florida
- Guillermo Francia III, University of West Florida

The Role of Cybersecurity Leaders as Educators: Unconventional Approaches to Cybersecurity Talent Development and the Scarcity of Skill
- Jeff Welgan, CyberVista

Cyber4Work: Growing the Cyber Workforce in Mississippi
- Sarah Lee, University of Southern Mississippi

Integrating Emergency Principles into Cybersecurity Education
- Markus Rauschecker, University of Maryland
- Ben Yelin, University of Maryland
- Netta Squires, University of Maryland
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Accelerating the Future of Computing and Cybersecurity
- Sethuraman Panchanathan, U.S. National Science Foundation

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