TAG Greater Augusta Hosts Cyber Security Conference

Special One-day Conference to focus on

The Modern Adversary, Targeted Threats and Evolving Security Controls

ATLANTA (October 6th, 2014) –The Technology Association of Georgia’s Augusta Chapter together with the TAG Infrastructure Society announce a special one-day conference entitled U.S. Army, Cyber Security and Business Against a Common Foe, on Wednesday, November 5th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) main ballroom at Georgia Regents University in Augusta. The all-day event features panel discussions with top-ranked officials of the Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) Headquarters at Fort Gordon along with key representatives from Georgia’s technology sector.

The conference will address a number of topical subjects including:

  • What is Cyber Security and Why Should Business Care?
  • What is the Mission of Army Cyber Security?
  • What Impact will the Cyber Security Command relocation to Augusta have on business and the State?
  • What is the Mission of Army Cyber Security?

Expert panelists for the conference will include:

  • Thom E. Tuckey, Col., U.S. Army (Retired) – Executive Director of the Central Savannah River Area Alliance for Fort Gordon in Augusta
  • Joanne Sexton, GRU faculty member, formerly the first Commanding Officer of what is known today as Navy Information Operations Command Georgia – GRU
  • Mark Baggett -owner of Indepth Defense, an independent consulting firm that offers incident response and penetration testing services
  • Doug Burks- Co-founder of the annual Cyber Security Conference, BSidesAugusta and creator of the network security monitoring platform Security Onion
  • Brian Ozden – Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, coordinator of the Augusta Resident Agency’s Cyber Crime and Child Exploitation Task Force and Investigator, Domestic Terrorism and felonies at the Fort Gordon military installation
  • Barry Hensley – Executive Director, Counter Threat Unit, Dell SecureWorks
  • Ben Murphy- Group Vice President of Threat and Vulnerability Management, SunTrust Banks
  • Colonel (Ret) Glenn A. Kennedy, II – former Chief of the Regional Network Operations and Security Center and later as the Chief of Operations of  the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) – Europe
  • Walt Sprouse, CEcD, -Executive Director of the Augusta Economic Development Authority 
  • Glen Whitley – Director of Georgia’s Center of Innovation for Information Technology
  • Rodney Strader-Senior Director, Global Security Services, Elavon Financial Institution Solutions 

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About TAG Greater Augusta


The TAG Greater Augusta Chapter includes over 460 individual and organizational members. TAG strives to educate, unite, promote, and influence Georgia’s technology community in the Richmond, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and other surrounding counties that make up the greater Augusta area.   Learn more: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/augusta/

 About TAG Infrastructure

The TAG Infrastructure Society’s mission is to become the expert resource for companies interested in locating their business within the state of Georgia. The society believes that maintaining a comprehensive technology report on Georgia’s road, power, water, real-estate and fiber infrastructure, along with the services enabled by these resources, makes Georgia the logical choice for the next high-tech industry destination. For more information visit: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/infrastructure/.

 About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 23,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.


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