US Federal Agencies. Security Organisations
US Cyber Command.NSA.US Dept of Homeland Security.DOD. Secret Service CID. CISA.FBI
In the first portion of this conference, South Carolina’s Governor, The Honorable Henry McMaster, and the CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Bob Morgan, kicked off the event. General Keith Alexander, Founder and co-CEO, IronNet, former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and former Director, National Security Agency, and Lt. General Bruce Crawford, U.S. Army (Ret.), Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Critical Mission Solutions, Jacobs and former Chief Information Officer, U.S. Army, engaged in a meaningful discussion about the need for public and private organizations to form a collective defense in cyberspace to share information, hunt, identify and stop threats together. The following panel discussed cybercrime-as-a-service and ransomware, which was moderated by Shannon Vavra, a reporter at CyberScoop, and included a group of expert government and industry speakers, including Nitin Natarajan, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security, Raj Samani, Fellow, Chief Scientist, McAfee, Megan Stifel, Executive Director, Americas, Global Cyber Alliance, and Harry W., Technical Director for Incident Management, National Cyber Security Centre. Chris Herron, Territory Manager – South Carolina, Check Point Software Technologies introduced our final panel, which focused on the cyber ecosystem in the Central Savannah River area and included Kim Christ, Director, Technology and Cybersecurity Initiatives, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, Scott Cooper, Chairman, Edgefield County Council, Dr. Sandra J. Jordan, Chancellor, University of South Carolina Aiken, Will Williams, President and CEO, Aiken Economic Development Partnership, and Tom Scott, Executive Director, CyberSC
The program featured keynote remarks from Kiersten Todt, Managing Director, Cyber Readiness Institute, who was in conversation with Karen Painter Randall, Attorney, Cyber Law Task Force, University of South Carolina, to discuss small business cybersecurity, as well as The Honorable Tom Young Jr., State Senator of South Carolina, who provided remarks on proposed cyber economic legislation.