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Cybersecurity awareness for your business — a two-part series
In 2021, cybersecurity is as important as ever. With ever-growing threats to businesses, having a robust security solution and plan is absolutely necessary.
We’ve all heard the stories of enterprises paying huge fines or even going out of business because of a simple hack to their systems. There are simply far too many threats out there to ignore the risks — from ransomware to phishing, it could cost you your livelihood. We invite you to join this two-part webinar series, where we will discuss ways to prevent cyberattacks, how to safeguard your business effectively and how to respond to a cyberattack and recover.
Part 1: How to Prevent a Cyberattack
October 21st at 10 a.m. MT
Part 2: Respond and Recover from a Cyberattack
October 26th at 10 a.m. MT
Boise State University’s Institute of Pervasive Cybersecurity
Edward Vasko, CISSP, is the Director of Boise State University’s Institute of Pervasive Cybersecurity where he is currently helping Boise State establish itself as a top-tier University known for solving the complex cybersecurity problems facing all businesses, industries, and critical infrastructure. In doing so, his goal is to establish Boise State as a national leader of cybersecurity research and workforce development. He is a successive entrepreneur with over 30-years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to joining Boise State University, Edward established and was a Senior Vice President at Avertium, a leading national managed security and consulting provider. Before establishing Avertium, he was the co-Founder and CEO of Terra Verde, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Edward grew Terra Verde into Arizona’s largest provider of cybersecurity advisory and managed security services, with over 2,000 active clients around the world. Through his career, he started, successfully ran, and exited five businesses, all in the cybersecurity industry. His extensive experience in cybersecurity provides him deep expertise to help organizations of all sizes in securing their critical assets.
Edward is also an active member on university advisory councils, working with universities to develop curriculum that more quickly enable our highly needed Cybersecurity workforce ready to help defend the nation’s critical data and assets. Appointed by Arizona’s Governor, Edward held a Commissioner role in Arizona’s Commission for Post-Secondary Education from 2015-2019. He was also appointed as the co-Chair of Arizona’s Cyber Team (ACT) Workforce Development Committee. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and multi-year recipient of ASU’s Sun Devil 100 business leadership award. Most importantly though, Edward is a proud father and husband.
Incident Response and Security Crisis Consultant (DART Team at Microsoft)
MacKenzie Brown brings both technical and research experience to her position as an Incident Response and Security Crisis Consultant for Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART). There, she works with worldwide customers, taking a deeper dive into their security operations and environment, using the current threat intelligence of adversary techniques and tools, Microsoft’s cloud security stack, and current data metrics, for either proactive or reactive service support. In her previous role at Optiv, Brown focused on providing clients with incident response services, in addition to R&D experience, developing enterprise security program frameworks and strategic deliverables which provide model, direction, and development for implementing security solutions against emerging threats. Brown leverages her program development skills with her expertise and charismatic disposition for developing business, partner, and client relationships.
Adam Guyton is an Insurance Agent with 15 years’ experience working alongside business owners and executives. Adam is a technician when it comes to commercial insurance and creating risk management strategies for his clients. Adam is a leader in cyber insurance placement and his positive attitude and tireless energy encourage others to work hard and succeed. Adam and his wife live in Boise Idaho with their black lab Hank. In his free time he likes to ski, fish and mountain bike.
Clark Harshbarger is a Director of Incident Response at CrowdStrike, Inc leading Incident Response, Digital Forensics, and complex civil, criminal, and Advanced Persistent Threat access into protected networks. He served 17 years as a Special Agent (SA) with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he investigated computer intrusions covering simple criminal misuse to complex National Security intrusions. His field experience was centered on Critical Infrastructure and Fortune 500 organization’s threat identification and mitigation. Clark has worked in Information Security, intelligence and research fields for approximately 20 years. SA Harshbarger holds a Masters of Computer Science, a Masters of Information Security, as well as Certificates in Computer Security and Digital Forensics. Clark is even less interesting in person.
June 8, 10am-11:15am
When your employees feel they have to hide or mask core parts of themselves at work because they feel unsure, unsafe, or invisible, it can take a toll on motivation, engagement, and ultimately employee retention and turnover rates. What’s the bottom line in your office? It’s your culture and it’s in the best interest of your business. Creating a workplace of culture and climate that both embraces diversity and values, in which every voice can have a substantial, beneficial effect on your people, practices and profitability.
Join us for a discussion around creating a stable, respectful working environment with opportunities for all and help establish your company as an organization with strong values within the community.
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Co-Founder & Partner, The Dignitas Agency, LLC.
Angela Taylor is an entrepreneur, creative strategist, consultant, leadership coach and DEI practitioner whose mission is to help leaders and organizations reach their full potential. Taylor’s entrepreneurial endeavors include The DIGNITAS Agency, LLC. (a consulting company focused on leadership development, change management and diversity, equity & inclusion strategy, where she is partner and co-founder), Indulge Boise Food Tours (a culinary experience company), Tindall Avenue Coaching (a life and leadership coaching firm she founded in 2018) and NetWorks Sports Consulting (a strategic consulting firm).
Taylor received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University, where she helped guide the women’s basketball team to two NCAA national championships, three NCAA Final Fours and one Sweet Sixteen appearance, before graduating in 1993. She earned her MBA (with an emphasis on marketing and management) at New York University’s Stern School of Business in 2002.
Odette Bolano, FACHE, MHA, BSN
President and CEOSaint Alphonsus Health System – Boise, Idaho
Odette Bolano, President and CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System, provides executive leadership, strategic and operational oversight for a 610 bed, four-hospital system across the two states of Idaho and Oregon. Odette began her career as a nurse, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University. She earned her Master’s in Administration of Healthcare Services from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
An active civic and community leader, Odette serves as a board member of the Idaho Hospital Association, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), Idaho Business for Education (IBE), Boise State University Foundation Board, and Boise State University College of Health Sciences Board of Ambassadors. Odette is an active member of the Carol Emmott Fellowship Board, a national organization committed to mentoring exceptional healthcare women leaders to achieve their highest potential and influence as leaders in healthcare. Odette was recently appointed to the Idaho Power and IDACORP Board of Directors.
Odette was honored as TWIN (Tribute to Women & Industry) award recipient and recognized as one of Idaho Business Review’s (IBR) Women of the Year in 2019. She was recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2020 as one of the nation’s most influential 50 Clinical Executives in Healthcare and in 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders. In Idaho, Odette was honored by the IBR as CEO of Influence and #1 in Idaho Business Review’s Power 25 list that names the region’s most influential men and women in healthcare.
Lisa A. Grow
President and Chief Executive Officer, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power
Lisa Grow is President and CEO of IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power and serves on its board of directors. Before being named President and CEO in June 2020, Grow was Idaho Power’s Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to her position as President and CEO, Grow served as Idaho Power’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2017 to October 2019. Grow has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations and, prior to that, Senior Vice President of Power Supply.
Grow began her career at Idaho Power in 1987 and held many engineering positions before moving into management. She took on diverse jobs that allowed her to gain valuable experience in many areas of the company. In 2005, Grow was named Vice President of Delivery Engineering and Operations.
Grow is a leader in her field and involved in several industry groups, currently or previously serving on various committees and boards associated with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Northwest Power Pool, National Hydropower Association, Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee and the Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee.
Grow graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Boise State University.
Trina Finley Ponce
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Manager, Boise and Vancouver Site Lead, HP
Trina is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program Manager at HP Inc. where she launched her career 20 years ago. She is responsible for operationalizing HP’s global DEI strategy to meet local site-based needs, creating and managing innovative programming to attract, retain, and promote diverse talent. Trina has been a diversity and inclusion speaker, workshop facilitator, and panelist in local and national forums. She is passionate about building bridges between people with different narratives in both the workplace and community, and she is dedicated to fostering an environment of belonging where all can thrive professionally and personally.
Trina serves on the Salish Kootenai College Foundation Board of Directors, Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Board of Directors, and Kessler-Keener Foundation Board of Directors. She is a proud member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Outside of work and community service, Trina is a soccer mom who loves spending time with her husband and two active teenage children.
Dr. Dan Prinzing
Executive Director, Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
Dr. Dan Prinzing is the executive director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, builder and home of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. The Center’s mission is “to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for peace and justice.” As a career educator, his work has taken him from the classroom to state government to countries around the globe as a teacher, coordinator and trainer in human rights education. Dr. Prinzing holds a B.A. in History Secondary Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, an MA in History and Government, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Experts Forum is a sponsor-driven program allowing participating sponsors to carefully select representatives from their company or from the business community, whom they consider to be the most knowledgeable on the panel topic.
For sponsorship opportunities or to inquire how to be a guest on the webinar, contact Cindy Suffa at (208) 639-3517 or by email.
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