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Cybersecurity Symposium


Thursday May 2, 2013

In order of appearance:

Peter Alfonso, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
University of Rhode Island

Dr. Peter Alfonso became the first Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Rhode Island in March 1, 2007. He holds a number of public and private sector science advocacy positions, including service on the Executive Committee of the APLU Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education, the Board of Directors of the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation and Coalition, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce subcommittees on enhancing the RI knowledge economy, and the RI Science and Technology Advisory Council. Dr. Alfonso is a 1990 Fulbright Research Scholar to The Netherlands, a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a Fellow of the American Council on Education. [read more]

David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
University of Rhode Island

Dr. David M. Dooley became the 11th president of the University of Rhode Island in July 2009. He joined the University with nearly 30 years of experience in public and private higher education. Since he's been in Rhode Island, President Dooley has traveled throughout the state --- each trip he considers to be just a "little more than a Montana mile" -- to meet with community groups, business leaders, politicians, alumni and more. He met with journalists at media outlets statewide, participated in a web chat with Providence Journal readers, and started his own blog. He has watched football games with URI students in the newly renovated basement of his campus home, invited artists to display their works there, and he has even thrown out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game. [read more]

James Langevin
U.S. Congressman
State of Rhode Island

Recognized as a national and party leader on national security, health care and stem cell research, Congressman Jim Langevin has dedicated his many years of public service at the federal and state levels to the hard-working citizens of Rhode Island.

Langevin serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Ranking Member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, and serves on the subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces, and Strategic Forces. [read more]

Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator
State of Rhode Island

Rhode Islanders know they can count on Sheldon Whitehouse to fight for the middle-class values that matter most to us. Sheldon believes that every child deserves the opportunities provided by a good education, and that anyone willing to work hard should be able to find a good job. He is dedicated to helping small businesses grow, making health care affordable for every family, and fighting to break through the barricade of special interests in Washington that are blocking action on climate change. The Providence Journal described Sheldon as “a strong-willed and articulate member of the Senate on national issues and an energetic champion of Rhode Island economic and other interests.” [read more]

Jack Reed
U.S. Senator
State of Rhode Island

Jack Reed is a champion for middle-class families and a strong believer that, through hard work, all Americans should have the opportunity to build a better life.

A former Army Ranger, Reed is a national leader on defense, housing, and economic issues. He has led efforts to promote responsible budgets, create jobs, and strengthen our economy. [read more]

David Cicilline
U.S. Congressman
State of Rhode Island

In Congress, David Cicilline has focused on putting Rhode Islanders back to work by investing in education, infrastructure, science and research and has worked hard to promote policies that will help reinvigorate American manufacturing. At the same time, Congressman Cicilline has been a strong defender of programs key to strengthening the middle class and those vital to the well-being of seniors. He has been fighting for common-sense policies to help support small businesses, manufacturers, families, and seniors especially in these challenging economic times. [read more]

Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn
Defense Intelligence Agency

Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1981 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in Military Intelligence. His first assignment was as a paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Since that time he has served in a variety of command and staff positions to include, Commander, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion and G2, 82nd Airborne Division; G2, 18th Airborne Corps, CJ2, CJTF-180 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan; Commander, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade at the Army’s Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Command with duty in OEF and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command with duty in OEF and OIF; Director of Intelligence, the Joint Staff; Director of Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan and US Forces-Afghanistan, Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, and Assistant Director of National Intelligence, Partner Engagement. LTG Flynn became the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency on 24 July 2012. [read more]

Lisa DiPippo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Statistics
University of Rhode Island

Dr. Lisa DiPippo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Rhode Island where she has been since 1998. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science at Lafayette College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics respectively at URI. Dr. DiPippo is the Director of Cybersecurity Academic Programs for URI's Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center (DFCSC). [read more]

Johan Uvin
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education

Dr. Johan E. Uvin joined the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in December 2009 as Senior Policy Advisor to Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier. In 2011, Dr. Uvin was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. In that capacity, he coordinates all policy and strategy development for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. This office is responsible for adult education, including corrections and reentry education, secondary, postsecondary and adult career and technical education, and community colleges. In 2012, he also became the Acting Director of the Policy Research and Evaluation Services division and the co-chair of the Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth, a multi-agency federal collaboration to improve the outcomes of disconnected youth. [read more]

Francis (Frank) S. Zaborowski
Director of Competition Operations

Frank Zaborowski is the Director of Competition Operations for the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot – The National High School Cyber Defense Competition. He plans and conducts the CyberPatriot competition to further student interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Before joining CyberPatriot, Mr. Zaborowski retired as a Marine Corps Colonel, the Assistant Chief of Staff, G6 (Command, Control, Communications, and Computers), for the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA. [read more]

Victor Fay-Wolfe, Ph.D.
Professor, Computer Science and Statistics
University of Rhode Island

Dr. Victor Fay-Wolfe is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island (URI), where has been since 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fay-Wolfe founded URI's Digital Forensics Program, and is the Director of URI's Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center (DFCSC) which has recently been designated as a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The DFCSC provides an undergraduate and graduate curriculum, a research program, and a service center. Dr. Fay-Wolfe has been the principal investigator on over $10M in federal research grants and published over 100 professional articles and books. [read more]

Teresa Takai
Chief Information Officer
Department of Defense

Teri Takai is the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). She serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management/Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence Space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs, spectrum and telecommunications. She provides strategy, leadership, and guidance to create a unified information management and technology vision for the Department and to ensure the delivery of information technology based capabilities required to support the broad set of Department missions. [read more]

Paul Cofoni
Former President and CEO
CACI International Inc.

Paul M. Cofoni served as President and CEO of CACI International Inc, a $3.8 billion information solutions and services company from July 2007 to June 2012. During that time Mr. Cofoni also served on CACI’s board of directors, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board.

He oversaw the growth of CACI from $1.6 billion in revenue in 2005 to more than $3.8 billion in 2012. His responsibilities also included managing CACI’s corporate development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) program, and CACI acquired more than 20 companies under Mr. Cofoni’s leadership. [read more]

Stephan Somogyi
Product Manager

Stephan Somogyi is a Product Manager at Google, where he works on Security and Privacy tools and best practices. He has worked with or for a variety of organizations with a broad range of security interests, and is also a veteran of several startups.

Marisa S. Viveros
Vice President, Cyber Security Innovation

Marisa Viveros is a Vice President at IBM Corporation, leading the Cyber Security Innovation initiative, globally. She is responsible for creating education and research programs that foster stronger collaborations among academic institutions, government organizations and IBM toward building Cyber and Information Security knowledge and talent to address the skills shortage. [read more]

Jeffery R. Schilling
Director, Incident Response
Dell SecureWorks

Jeff Schilling has just recently joined Dell Secure works after retiring from a 24-year career as an Army Colonel. Jeff is the first Director to lead the Dell SecureWorks Incident Response practice within the Security and Risk Consulting group. The Incident Response practice supports pre-incident planning/gap analysis, incident response and eradication/recovery. [read more]

Kelly Prevett
Director, IT Security Operations
CVS Caremark

Kelly Prevett is the Director of IT Security Operations at CVS Caremark. Her organization is responsible for the management, monitoring and validation of security configurations across the corporate enterprise, as well as over 7,500 retail store locations. Ms. Prevett is an experienced security professional in intrusion detection, vulnerability management and incident handling . Prior to her role at CVS Caremark, she managed a leading Managed Security Services Security Operations Center (SOC) team that serviced Fortune 500 clients worldwide with a focus on developing operational responses to the current threat intelligence landscape. [read more]

Scott Baron
Director, Digital Risk & Security Governance

Scott Baron is director of digital risk and security governance for National Grid, where his team has global responsibility for information systems risk and compliance management. Prior to joining National Grid, Scott worked to pioneer the compliance and business continuity effort at Northwest Airlines. Scott also founded the professional services company iNETech, Inc., where he worked with customers to develop and implement best practices in networking and information security solutions. [read more]

Major General Suzanne M. Vautrinot
U.S. Air Force

Maj. Gen. Suzanne M. "Zan" Vautrinot is the Commander, 24th Air Force; and Commander, Air Forces Cyber; and Commander, Air Force Network Operations, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. General Vautrinot is responsible for the Air Force's component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force personnel extend, maintain and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general directs the activities of three operational cyber wings, two headquartered at Lackland, and one at Robins AFB, Ga., as well as the 624th Operations Center at Lackland. [read more]

Cybersecurity Symposium 2013

Strengthening Cybersecurity in Rhode Island

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dept of Computer Science and Statistics
9 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2701