POD Security Matters

Murray State University’s Program of Distinction in Cybersecurity and Network Management and Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) began the annual Patterns of Distinction- Security Matters Conference in 2009 to create the largest technology security conference in the region.  The FREE security conference offers small business and security gurus the opportunity to hear from industry individuals about a variety of issues and topics.  Patterns of Distinction- Security Matters is a one day event held at Murray State University’s Curris Center.  TSM and CFSB hope to make the conference a two-day event as attendance and awareness of the conference continues to grow.

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Andrew Murrell - Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB)

Topic: How to Move from Disasters to Solvable Problems -  Tips for Disaster Prevention, Preparation and Response

Description: Murrell will share Community Financial Services Bank’s story from the December 10th Tornadoe that tore across our region. CFSB went from the recovery of services to support the response.  You will learn tips for disaster prevention, preparation and response.

Lauren Proehl; Manager of Global Defense, Marsh McLennan

Topic: Proliferation of Ransomware and the Impact of Geopolitcal Events

Description: Proehl will highlight the impacts of geopolitical events on the cyber realm, including the proliferation of ransomware across the globe. Lauren will also touch on the general threat landscape impacting organizations across the country and our region.

Jacob Abbott; WW Partner Practice Lead, Security, Amazon Web Services

Topic: Securing the Cloud: Recommendations for Well-Architected and Secure Cloud Applications

Description: Abbott will highlight key security recommendations for businesses and organizations considering a migration to the cloud.  Jacob will discuss customer expectations, responsibilities, and considerations to ensure an organization can feel secure when using a cloud service provider.

Wes Spencer; Cybersecurity Co-Founder and Serial Entrepreneur

Physical Security at the Infrastructure Layer

Topic: Cybersecurity, Crypto, and the Entrepreneur’s Metaverse: An Accidental Series of Fortunate Events

Description: Spencer will share his journey from Murray State faculty to become a cybersecurity leader, entrepreneur, and Youtube sensation.  Wes will share why he risked it all, the lessons he has learned, and why anyone should think about becoming an entrepreneur.

Dr. Michael Ramage; Director, Cyber Education and Research Center, Murray State University

Topic: Introducing Murray State’s new Cyber Center 

Description: Ramage will provide a glimpse into Murray State Unviersity’s new Cyber Education and Research Center, its goals, projects and related academic programs.  The Cyber Center will provide education, research and outreach support for the cyber academic programs and collaboration with all computer-related programs.

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Murray State Cyber Center

207 Industry and Technology Center, Murray, KY 42071


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