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Schedule for Wednesday, June 19, 2024

*Schedule is tentative at this time and session days/times may be adjusted until finalized.

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GIS Track 1 - Dallas Rm
GIS Track 1 - Dallas Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Trails for Tomorrow: Forging Connections Across the GIS Community
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
BALLROOM

Please join us for an interactive campfire chat about the latest happenings and hurdles you have faced as a GIS professional. This is your opportunity to expand your professional network and learn from others who have gone before you and how they have tackled the very problem you are facing today.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom
Italian Buffet
Fettucine chicken alfredo, meatball marinara with penne pasta, vegetarian lasagna Caesar salad, Caprese salad, fresh breadsticks, iced tea, coffee.

PLATED Bruschetta Chicken (GF)
Chicken Breast stuffed with Tomato Bruschetta, drizzled with Balsamic Reduction, Served with Garden Salad, double side of Italian marinated vegetables.

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

Inter-office collaboration through ArcGIS Rest Services

The Polk County Auditor's Office and Assessor's Office collaborate daily on over 200,000 individual tax parcels to fulfill the duty of listing and valuing property in the county for property tax purposes. Utilizing the branched versioned parcel fabric from ESRI mandated a change in information sharing across offices/platforms. This presentation shows how to accomplish data sharing using both ESRI native tools and pure Python scripting to share data across organizations and platforms.

Presenter: BJ Covington - GIS Coordinator - Polk County Assessor's Office
BJ Covington is the GIS Coordinator for the Polk County Assessor's Office. He has experience in GIS, property taxation, and emergency management at the state and county levels. He received his BA in Education and Master's in Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa and uses neither.

Using Python and Arcade in Iowa's Broadband Reporting Portal
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Program uses a variety of ESRI products to maintain address level broadband data. Providers are required to provide quarterly updates on awarded grants which include location level status of broadband buildout. This session will look at how we use ArcGIS Online and Hub Premium in the reporting process. Topics will include: 1) using Python to automate the createion of hosted views, maps and groups in AGO/Portal, and 2) Using Arcade in AGO Dashboards to filter content by user login.

Presenter: Patrick Wilke-Brown - State of Iowa / DOM-DoIT
Patrick Wilke-Brown is the Geospatial Coordinator for the State of Iowa DOM-DoIT. He works with a broad range of State of Iowa Executive branch agencies to build GIS capability, provide insight to geo-enabling their business data and providing technical support to the State of Iowa Broadband Program.

Break

Afternoon Break
Cookies, Brownies, and Dessert Bars

How to Build Your Own Data Bike
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In 2017, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) launched the Iowa Data Bike as a proof-of-concept initiative for data-based trail pavement maintenance and decision-making. The Iowa Data Bike is an electric-assist cargo bike equipped with an iPhone that records trail pavement roughness through an app, a GoPro camera that takes images of the trail surface, and a 360° camera that captures immersive photos of trail surroundings. During this presentation session, participants will have a hands-on opportunity to physically engage with the MPO’s Iowa Data Bike and learn all about the Iowa Data Bike, starting from its conception, to how it’s used for annual data collection, to how the data are reported and utilized, and to its exciting future developments. Participants will gain more than half a decade of Iowa Data Bike experience and will leave the session with enough information to build their own Data Bike.

Presenter: Zhi Chen - Des Moines Area MPO
Zhi Chen is a Senior Planner at the Des Moines Area MPO. He works on the Iowa Data Bike project, data collection and analyses, GIS mapping, travel demand modeling, and performance measures and reports. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and history from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Iowa.

Presenter: Carl Saxon - Des Moines Area MPO
Carl Saxon, a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Geography, is a dedicated urban planning professional working as a Senior Planner at the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. He is actively involved in the Iowa Databike Project, utilizing data-driven approaches to enhance transportation infrastructure. Additionally, Carl contributes to the Bicycle Pedestrian Roundtable, focusing on sustainable mobility solutions and enhancing public safety.

Presenter: Inya Nlenanya - InTrans at Iowa State University
Inya Nlenanya is a research scientist at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. He serves as the principal investigator for the "Development of a Trail Management Program" project, which aims to develop methodologies for crack detection and automated distress calculation, a roughness index calculator, and a trail pavement condition index. These methodologies are designed for the trail pavement data collected by the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Iowa Data Bike. The overarching goal of this program is to facilitate the formulation of a long-term maintenance strategy for central Iowa’s trail network. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University.

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Sharpen your Skills!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pizza, Axe Throwing, Board Games and backyard shenanigans!

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

GIS Track 2 - Shelby Rm
GIS Track 2 - Shelby Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Trails for Tomorrow: Forging Connections Across the GIS Community
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
BALLROOM

Please join us for an interactive campfire chat about the latest happenings and hurdles you have faced as a GIS professional. This is your opportunity to expand your professional network and learn from others who have gone before you and how they have tackled the very problem you are facing today.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom
Italian Buffet
Fettucine chicken alfredo, meatball marinara with penne pasta, vegetarian lasagna Caesar salad, Caprese salad, fresh breadsticks, iced tea, coffee.

PLATED Bruschetta Chicken (GF)
Chicken Breast stuffed with Tomato Bruschetta, drizzled with Balsamic Reduction, Served with Garden Salad, double side of Italian marinated vegetables.

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

The Power of ArcGIS Dashboards

Field data collection is only a small part of the daily GIS workflow. What can you do with the data to analyze, share and view it – there are options.

One of those options is “ArcGIS Dashboards”. It allows you to view data from the field in “Real-time” and perform analysis which translates to more efficient field operations and affective decision making.

In this session we will explore some use cases for ArcGIS Dashboards and highlight some key capabilities, as well discuss some tips and tricks.

Presenter: Jay Riester
Jay Riester is a Certified Trimble Mapping GNSS Trainer and has a Geography degree from UW-Oshkosh, WI. He has worked in the GPS/GIS data collection industry for 28 years.
Since 2007, Jay has worked for Seiler Geospatial as a Sr. GPS/GIS Application Specialist providing to customers GNSS technical support and field solutions for both Trimble and Esri field applications.

Co-Presenter: Andy Kine

ArcGIS Monitor: An Introduction
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ArcGIS Monitor complements ArcGIS Enterprise by providing tools to monitor the health of your enterprise GIS implementations. In this session, we will provide an overview of the next generation release ArcGIS Monitor 2023. Topics include: set-up and configuration, adding components, creating collections, configuring alerts, and understanding analysis. Familiarity with ArcGIS Enterprise is recommended.

Presenter: Luke Finley - ESRI - State and Local Government Solution Engineer

Break

Afternoon Break
Cookies, Brownies, and Dessert Bars

I'm the GIS Person, Now What?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you the GIS Coordinator? Real Estate Clerk? GIS point-of-contact? Whatever your title may be, you are the person in your organization that people turn to fall all things GIS. So what are those responsibilities? How can you ensure that GIS stays relevant and updated among all your other duties? How do you report to your Board of Supervisors or City Council? What resources do you have for staff training or questions that arise? We'll discuss all the various aspects of being the "GIS Person" that go beyond the technical skills. It's sure to be a lively discussion!

Presenter: Micah Cutler, GISP - Senior GIS Consultant - Schneider Geospatial
Micah assists counties and cities with developing, implementing, and managing their GIS and related systems. She especially likes working with rural communities and ensuring they are fully utilizing their GIS resources and skills. She has served as GIS Coordinator for several Iowa counties since 2000, while being an active member of the Iowa Geographic Information Council throughout her career. She has a B.A. in Geography and Earth Science from the University of Northern Iowa and a M.S. in Geography from the University of South Carolina. Micah lives in Iowa Falls with her husband, Brad Cutler, where she is currently serving on the Iowa Falls City Council.

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Sharpen your Skills!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pizza, Axe Throwing, Board Games and backyard shenanigans!

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

ESRI - Hands on Learning Lab (Hancock Room)
ESRI - Hands on Learning Lab (Hancock Room)
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2023 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

ESRI Hands On Learning Lab
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Rick Zellmer

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom
Italian Buffet
Fettucine chicken alfredo, meatball marinara with penne pasta, vegetarian lasagna Caesar salad, Caprese salad, fresh breadsticks, iced tea, coffee.

PLATED Bruschetta Chicken (GF)
Chicken Breast stuffed with Tomato Bruschetta, drizzled with Balsamic Reduction, Served with Garden Salad, double side of Italian marinated vegetables.

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

ESRI Hands On Learning Lab
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Rick Zellmer

Break

Afternoon Break
Cookies, Brownies, and Dessert Bars

ESRI Hands On Learning Lab
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Rick Zellmer

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time.

Sharpen your Skills!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pizza, Axe Throwing, Board Games and backyard shenanigans!

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

IT Track 1 - Polk Rm
IT Track 1 - Polk Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Resilient and Ready: Cybersecurity for All

Doug Jacobson: Director of the ISU Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and Outreach and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Doug is the Director of the Iowa State University Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and Outreach and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the lead PI in the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity sponsored ReCIPE coalition, which is focused on securing cyber-physical systems. Doug works with state and local governments on cybersecurity issues and tabletop exercises. Doug also created the Iowa Cyber Hub, which is dedicated to increasing the cyber workforce in Iowa. He has worked for years on ways to include cybersecurity in courses and the general population. Doug has given over 300 presentations in the area of computer security. He also created the cybersecurity ambassador program targeted at the general public, K-12 students, post-secondary students, and employees.

In the contemporary digital realm, the certainty of cyber incidents demands innovative cybersecurity approaches that prepare organizations for the immediate aftermath of breaches and educate and empower broader communities to handle these challenges. This presentation merges the insights from the CySim Incident Management Exercises (CIME) with the Cybersecurity Ambassador Program, offering a comprehensive view of how resilience and education form the cornerstone of effective cybersecurity strategies.

CIME redefines traditional cybersecurity training by simulating scenarios in which an organization's defenses are already compromised, emphasizing strategic adaptation and resilience. This methodology enriches the training environment by incorporating realistic, onsite simulations and a diverse participation framework, ensuring that the lessons are deeply integrated into the operational realities of the participants. By fostering an interdisciplinary approach, CIME prepares organizations to manage and recover from cyber incidents effectively. Additional insights into CIME reveal its focus on continuous improvement and iteration of cybersecurity protocols. Through these exercises, organizations can evaluate their current cybersecurity measures, identify vulnerabilities, and refine their incident response strategies under guided conditions, thereby enhancing their overall security posture and resilience against future threats.

Complementing this, the Cybersecurity Ambassador Program extends cybersecurity awareness into the community, targeting diverse demographics from K-12 students to seniors across Iowa and beyond. This program uses a peer-to-peer teaching model to demystify cybersecurity, making complex concepts accessible and actionable. It emphasizes hands-on, scenario-based learning and interactive modules tailored to specific audience needs, enhancing digital literacy and fostering a proactive cybersecurity culture. Expanding on the program, the ambassadors deliver curriculum and engage in community-driven initiatives such as local workshops, public seminars, and interactive webinars to further spread cybersecurity awareness. This grassroots approach leverages local insights and needs, allowing the program to adapt and evolve its content and methods to suit its community best, reinforcing its educational outreach's effectiveness.

Together, these programs illustrate a dual approach to cybersecurity: strengthening organizational resilience through immersive post-breach simulations and broadening community preparedness through educational outreach. This integrated perspective enhances immediate response capabilities and builds long-term, community-wide resilience against cyber threats. .

ISAC TSB - SOS Sponsored Bug Crowd Project
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: Joel Rohne

Co-presenters: Dylan Lynch (SOS), Jenn McErlean (Madison County), Anthony Kava (Pott. County) Sean Bateman ( Johnson County) The team will be presenting on the Secretary of State's BugCrowd project that was run this winter over the websites of three counties. Johnson, Madison and Marion counties had ethical hackers engage with them and assess the county's websites to see what vulnerabilities were discovered in those sites. We will share the reports of the bounty program and have a discussion about the project.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom
Italian Buffet
Fettucine chicken alfredo, meatball marinara with penne pasta, vegetarian lasagna Caesar salad, Caprese salad, fresh breadsticks, iced tea, coffee.

PLATED Bruschetta Chicken (GF)
Chicken Breast stuffed with Tomato Bruschetta, drizzled with Balsamic Reduction, Served with Garden Salad, double side of Italian marinated vegetables.

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

Back to the Basics: The Crucial Role of Policies and Documentation

Presenter:Eric Guth

Eric Guth served as a county IT Director for Iowa for over 8 years and has more than a decade of IT leadership experience. With a passion for using county technology securely he seeks to challenge and motivate County IT leaders to pursue excellence.

In the daily rush of system alerts, phishing emails, and panicked phone calls from users, documentation and policy development can easily get pushed to the back burner. This presentation offers a practical look at key policies and documentation processes that are foundational to any IT department. Attendees will be prompted to consider what their departments are doing well and what areas could be improved.

Do you know what that new device is that randomly appeared on your network?
Did you discover weeks after the fact that a now former employee still has access to their accounts?
Do you have a clear process for handling a click-happy repeat offender?

By implementing the measures highlighted during this presentation you’ll not only improve efficiency and security, but also lay the groundwork for aligning with the CIS Critical Security Controls, a recognized best practice framework.

Malcolm in the Middle: Enhance your Network Visibility and Response
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Part 1:

Malcolm in the Middle: Enhance your Network Visibility and Response

Malcolm is a CISA-sponsored project to provide a collection of solutions that provide enhanced visibility to your networks using open-source software packages and network traffic analysis. The data analyzed includes full content traffic capture, metadata analysis and alert data helping enhance the capabilities of your security and network operations. The Malcolm suite of tools includes visibility/investigation capabilities (Arkime), alerting and metadata analysis (Suricata/Zeek) and a series of dashboards and protocol parsers to focus on ICS/OT environments and more. The presentation will cover infrastructure and hardware considerations, the journey to deploy, and a live demo.

Part 2:

CISA Election Update

Break

Afternoon Break
Cookies, Brownies, and Dessert Bars

Dash/Body Camera Roundtable
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a roundtable discussion on Body & Dash camera programs for local law enforcement. During our discussion we'll be talking about what works, what doesn't work & costs. We'll also talk about the importance of Record After the Fact(RATF) & how it closes cases & solves murders. This will be an open discussion for everyone, if you support local law enforcement this session is for you.

Presenter: Andy Flagge

Andy is the IT Director at Wright County. He has served here for the last 6 years, before this putting in 11 years at Cerro Gordo County.

Co-Presenter: Shawn Olson

Shawn is the IT Director & 911 Coordinator at Plymoth County. He's served there for 24 years. He's involved in 911 operations & the body/dash camera program.

Co-Presenter: Derek Olson

Derek is the IT Director at Kossuth County. He has served there for 14 years. He is involved with the Body/Dash camera program for multiple agencies in northern Iowa including Kossuth County & Algona Police Department.

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Sharpen your Skills!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pizza, Axe Throwing, Board Games and backyard shenanigans!

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

IT Track 2 - Woodbury Rm
IT Track 2 - Woodbury Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Deploying Scale Virtualization

Presenter: Ben Turnis
Ben Turnis has been the Benton County IT Director for over 7 years. He specializes in initiating system restart sequences to reinitialize the operating system and hardware components of computing devices.

The rapidly changing world of Server Virtualization stands on a need for flexibility, scalability and cost savings. This 30 minute presentation delves into the intricacies of deploying a Scale Virtualization Solution. Our discussion will navigate the complex landscape of implementing this solution, highlighting both the technical challenges and lessons learned.

    We will explore key areas such as:
  • Real-world problems faced during the transition and strategies to overcome them.
  • The benefits of Scale Virtualization in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness
  • Our successful deployments and the impact on managing our Infrastructure

Issues of concern for municipalities: pre- and post-cybersecurity mistakes
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
: ICAP representatives and an attorney from McDonalds Hopkins will host an interactive discussion on the continuing and emerging cyber security exposures member representatives should be aware of.

ICAP representatives and an attorney from McDonalds Hopkins will host an interactive discussion on the continuing and emerging cyber security exposures member representatives should be aware of.

Through a degree of collaboration, presenters will break the presentation down by item for the presentation that follows and, in doing so, for each item, highlight:

- The top planning/cybersecurity risk management mistakes that are made as relates to each of the risks/exposures noted above. (coverage needs, cybersecurity plans and training highlights).

- The post-event mistakes that are made (“no-nos” in the event of a loss).

- What should happen following such an incident/breach/loss.



Focus topics will include:

- Phishing (fund transfer fraud/phishing email sent to treasurer's office/benefit update/payroll server compromise)

- Ransomware attack on a county office (potential implications and items/aspects of loss)

- Stolen checks/check fraud

- Network admin installs bad patch update without testing

- Cloud-based systems issues (systems/sites down; cloud provider compromised and citizen data released)

- Hacktivist attacks on sheriff/other county departments

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom
Italian Buffet
Fettucine chicken alfredo, meatball marinara with penne pasta, vegetarian lasagna Caesar salad, Caprese salad, fresh breadsticks, iced tea, coffee.

PLATED Bruschetta Chicken (GF)
Chicken Breast stuffed with Tomato Bruschetta, drizzled with Balsamic Reduction, Served with Garden Salad, double side of Italian marinated vegetables.

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

Iowa Air National Guard (ANG) Cybersecurity

Iowa Air National Guard – 168th Cyber Operations Squadron/Joint Operations Center

Presenters:
Lt Col Howg
has served over 21 years in the Air Force between Active Duty and the Air National Guard. He was commissioned from University of Minnesota -Twin Cities in 2003. He graduated undergraduate pilot training at Columbus AFB, MS in Sept of 2004. Lt Col

Howg has been assigned to Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command accumulating over 4000 flying hours in the KC-135, MQ-1 and MQ-9. He has deployed on multiple occasions to execute worldwide counter-terror and contingency operations. Lt Col Howg has served in Des Moines at the 132nd Wing since 2014. He currently is the commander of the 168th Cyber Operations Squadron leading cyber operators to accomplish assigned Federal, State and Kosovo partnership missions.

Capt Micah Greene has served for 16 years in the Air National Guard. He recently mobilized as part of 852nd Cyber Protection Team to execute 16th Air Force AFCYBER missions on Department of Defense networks including a USCENTCOM mission. Capt Greene currently is a Drill Status Guardsmen and works at the Joint Forces Headquarters building in Johnson, Iowa as the J36 Cyber Subject Matter Expert. When not on military orders, Capt Greene works as a Cyber Lead at Principal Financial.

Iowa Air National Guard (ANG) Cybersecurity

This presentation will be informational and seeks to further audience member's understanding of the Iowa National Guard and their cybersecurity missions and capabilities. The presenters will discuss how the Guard differs from active duty forces and how we have several different missions to include Federal, State and State Partnership program. We will briefly describe each of these. We will speak to who our Airmen and Soliders are, what kind of training program they complete and their skill sets upon completion.

We will speak more specifically to the State mission and recent demand signal from CISA, SOS and DOM DOIT to further integrate with the Iowa Guard. We will review efforts over the last six months to further integrate to include training and exercise scenarios as well as the Primary Elections.

We will discuss how we are looking at expanding Guard missions within the state to possibly supporting County Auditors with assessments. This would include how such requests for support would flow through the Department of Homeland Security to the Joint Operations Center for Adjutant General (BG Osburn) approval.

We may have time for a brief question and answer session.

Manage & Detect Threats Before They Become A Breach
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Get practical tips to modernize your cybersecurity program . Better understand the patterns of a cyberattack . Understand how the right tools can thwart an attack . See methods for achieving the best return on your cybersecurity investment . Learn how to put together a holistic cybersecurity strategy

Presenter: Sam Hamilton - Account Executive - Tyler Technologies

There's no silver bullet when it comes to Cybersecurity, but government agencies can take steps to proactively to defend their networks.

We will discuss real-life examples of cyberattacks, how a risk-based cybersecurity approach can enhance your organization's resiliency, the details of building a cybersecurity strategy - including funding available to local government, and actionable tips on where to start/focus your energy.

Break

Afternoon Break
Cookies, Brownies, and Dessert Bars

VP of Security and Compliance
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cybersecurity is on the mind of every leader in every organization. The financial impact is estimated to be 10.5 trillion dollars by 2025. The success of cybercrime continues to fund the innovation, growth and development of cybercrime. AI is now allowing the execution of automated attacks faster than ever before.

During the presentation we will discuss:

  1. The current state of cybercrime and education
  2. What are the greatest vulnerabilities
  3. How do modern cyberattacks happen
  4. How can we protect ourselves and our schools
  5. Q & A

Presenter: Pete Avery

"I direct a national team of security experts focusing on incident response, forensics, red teaming, blue teaming, compliance examinations, security risk assessments, incident response and the overall health and posture of organizational and customer security. I have supervised and participated in the triage and recovery from ransomware attacks, data exfiltration and extortion. I have worked in, built, funded, grown, purchased and sold all levels of technology companies and technology products.

Prior to my role as Vice President of Security and Compliance I was the National Sales Fulfillment and Field Service Delivery Manager for Visual Edge IT. Utilizing my extensive knowledge of business, MSP fundamentals, technical expertise, employee, and leadership relationship building, and the community of industry experts I have worked with over the years, allows me to be a valued resource to the team.

I was responsible for vendor management and the standardization of our offerings. I coordinate communication and training with sales leadership, service desk management, administrative staff, the executive team and technicians in over 89 locations to ensure our customers are receiving a consistent experience with proper expectations and deliverables.

Prior to the National Sales Fulfillment and Field Service Delivery Manager for Visual Edge IT I was the Chief Information officer for Brady’s Business Systems and the Regional Manager of MITS for Visual IT for the State of Michigan. I have over 20 years’ experience in providing managed technology services to small to midsized companies. While working in this position I have evaluated, managed, reviewed, resolved, provided emergency response and data recovery for thousands of companies. In addition, I am also responsible for evaluating Managed Service Providers for possible purchase by Visual Edge Technology.

Prior to being employed with Brady’s Business Systems I owned and operated AP Sites for 8 years. AP Sites provided managed technology services for small to mid-sized businesses. I had a total of 11 technicians that worked for me supporting over 250 small to midsized businesses. I was able to sell this business to Brady’s Business Systems.

Prior to owning AP Sites, I worked for Holt Marketing and Management. I was the IT manager supporting business in both technology and training owners and employees in business process management.

Prior to Holt Marketing and Management, I was the IT Director for Colortec Inc., I managed their internal network, and support 2,500 independent business owners that Colortec had trained in their methods of automotive repair. I also oversaw the internet marketing efforts and helped transform the company from a few trucks operating locally to an international community of independently owned businesses.

Prior to my employment with Colortec Inc., I was the lead technical resource for the Regional Distribution Center for Grainger Corporation in Denver Colorado.

I have performed investigative data recovery and provided deposition testimony as an expert witness for The City of Standish, Arenac County Prosecutors Office, City of Bay City, Michigan State Police, The ATF, the FBI and for the clients of Masud, Patterson Shutter and Peters, David Skinner, Judge Richard E. Vollbach Jr. I have worked directly with the SIU divisions of over 20 insurance companies and fire investigators on all manner of cases including cybersecurity, arson, claims and employee dishonesty.

I have recovered data from hard drives, RAID arrays, solid state drives and cell phones that have been set on fire, submerged, punctured, soaked in corrosives, and sustained high voltage electrostatic discharge. I have recovered data from files that have been deleted, formatted, tampered with, and scrubbed"

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Sharpen your Skills!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pizza, Axe Throwing, Board Games and backyard shenanigans!

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.