5th Annual Cyber Southwest Symposium


8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28, 2020


Eller College of Management, Berger Auditorium, Room 207

5th Annual Cyber Southwest (CSW) Symposium

Location: University of Arizona - Eller College of Management, 1130 E. Helen Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 –  Berger Auditorium, Room 207 

Date: Friday, August 28th, 2020

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CSW 2020 will feature government and defense industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) speakers who will address cyber threats, cyber defense, cyber risk mitigation and current remediation strategies.

A primary focus of CSW 2020 will be to continue to develop Arizona’s national leadership in cybersecurity. ADMISSION IS FREE. CEU and CPE Credit hours will be awarded for CSW 2020. Registration info- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-cyber-southwest-symposium-registration-81569393251

Keynote Speaker

Howell Herring - Deputy Director of IT, City of Tucson.

“Can We Solve the Vulnerability Management Problem?”

Everyday, more and more vulnerabilities are discovered in the software we use.  As fast as we patch one issue, another one is discovered.  We are drowning trying to stay afloat and protect our organizations.  Here are some strategies we can employ to help solve the CVE tsunami.

Confirmed Speakers

Frank Grimmelmann - President & CEO/Intelligence Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Alliance (ACTRA) -Co-Chair Governor Ducey’s Arizona Cybersecurity Team

“Impact of Governor Ducey’s Arizona Cyber Security Team (ACT) Report Recommendations”


TSgt Paul Capili - AFSOUTH Cyber Security Liaison/Davis Monthan AFB

“I’ve got 99 Problems, But a Tool ain’t 1”

Vendor tool acquisition can be a pain to wait due to bureaucratic processes. While waiting…you can come up with systematic, native scripts within you network infrastructure to mirror the vendor tool you are waiting for.


Dr. Greg Carpenter- Board of International Advisors, Mackenzie Institute

“You Own Your Computer, But I Own You: Lessons from the CIA-Remote Accessing the brain-The ultimate in BIO HACKING”


Dustin D. Cloos -  Director Enterprise Services, SOS International, LLC

“Managing Cyber from Today into Tomorrow”

Join Dustin in a stroll down memory lane and reminisce over the last 20 years, look at emerging trends in 2020 and gaze into the crystal ball for what we can expect 20 years from now.


Paul Wagner - Cyber Operations Program, University of Arizona in Sierra Vista

“Convergence of Cyber and Intel in the Information Space” Introducing Information Operations

Background on UA's Cyber and Intel Programs. How we deliver our content and what makes us unique. How we are addressing the critical skills gap and workforce shortage

Showcase your company’s cyber products and capabilities at CSW 2020.  A variety of sponsorship tiers and exhibit opportunities are available.

Overall Conference Sponsor: $1,295.00 * Includes logo on website and program, logo on symposium posters, exhibit table included, and speaking opportunities included (topic approved by committee)

Sponsor: $895.00 * Includes logo on website and program, logo on symposium posters, exhibit table include

Exhibitor: $595.00 * Includes exhibit table, 2 chairs, and basic power. Company listing in program. 

Non-Exhibiting Sponsor: $295.00 * Includes logo on website and program.

For exhibit and sponsorship information visit https://ndiaswevents.org


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