US Cyber Open™ Kick-Off Event
Thursday, June 30, 2022
11:00 AM–5:00 PM ET
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Join your peers, athletes, coaches, fans, sponsors, and speakers for some pre-event networking before the event kicks off.
Our emcee for the day's program brings great enthusiasm and excitement. He'll keep us moving with great commentary, questions, and more.
Noor Jehangir, Host
11:00 - 11:40 AM
Opening Keynote with Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
What is the US Cyber Games® and what is our mission?
Find out from the US Cyber Games Commissioner.
Jessica Gulick, CEO & Founder, Katzcy
11:40 - 12:30 PM
Highlights from the 2022 International Cyber Competition - The Athlete perspective.
Just back from Greece, members of the first-ever US Cyber Team® will provide their perspectives on cyber skills training, competing in cyber games, what it's like to represent the United States on a global stage, and more.
Jon Check, Executive Director, Cyber Protection Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space
12:30 - 01:20 PM
Hear direct from a panel of gamers - what it means to be a cyber gamer and how to level-up your cyber skills.
Keenan Skelly, CEO, Shadowbyte
Lola Kureno, Cyber Security Engineer, INE
Sebastian Stohr, CEO, Breaking IT
Mari Galloway, CORTEX Sales Engineer, Palo Alto Networks
Savannah Lazzara, Technical Manager - Attack & Penetration, Optiv, Inc.
01:20 - 02:10 PM
Pathways into Cyber - Get directions from a panel of community colleges, universities, boot camps, and more.
Eric Belardo, Founder, Raices Cyber Org
Gretchen Bliss, Director of Cybersecurity Programs, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Lead for Academic Advancement, NICE
Allen Stubblefield, Cyber Defense and Computer Science Teacher, Troy High School, Fullerton CA
Larry Whiteside Jr, Co-Founder & President, Cyversity
02:10 - 03:00 PM
High performing teams - A panel of CISOs discusses the critical need in cybersecurity.
Chris Camacho, President, NinjaJobs
Adam Kaplan, CISO, Hogan Lovells
Tomas Maldonado, CISO, National Football League (NFL)
Gina Yacone, CISO, Trace3
03:00 - 03:50 PM
Diversity Matters - Recruiting Cyber Talent Across the US
Hear from top diversity focused organizations on leading cyber programs and outreach activities.
Mari Galloway, CEO and Founding Board Member, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu
Chloe Messdaghi, Co-Founder, We Open Tech
Noureen Njoroge, Board Member, Women in Cybersecurity
Yvonne Rivera, CEO of CyberMyte and Director of Central Florida Chapter of Raices Raices Cyber Org
Rebekah Skeete, COO, Black Girls Hack
Munish Walther-Puri, Director, Cyversity
03:50 - 04:15 PM
Rodney J. Petersen, Director of National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at NIST in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
04:15 - 05:00 PM
Join your Cyber Peers for some post-event networking
Space is limited.
* Program agenda subject to change.