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University of North Florida Cyber Security Symposium

2018 Cyber Security Symposium
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Adam W. Herbert University Center

Online registration is now closed. Guest are still welcome to come the day of the event. Please arrive early to sign in. 



Symposium 2018


UNF's Cyber Security Symposium will be held Tuesday, May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. The Symposium will feature representatives from Microsoft, Dell and the UNF ITS Security Team.


This is a free event open to the public. Registration is required.

The address of the Adam W. Herbert University Center is 12000 Alumni Drive, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224



Schedule of Events:  


9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

Jeff Gouge, Assistant Director of IT Security, University of North Florida 

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
It’s a good time to be a bad guy

A glimpse into the current threat landscape; recent breaches, underground markets, and more. As well as a look at how the individual can secure their data and protect the organizations they are involved with.

James Crosiar

Security Engineering for Secureworks | A Dell Technologies Company

James is a Sr. Security Engineer with 15 years experience in InfoSec. He holds a degree in Management Information System, and has earned the GSLC and GCIH certifications. James has worked in information security serving the US Army and Air Force, in intrusion detection, incident response and vulnerability management roles. Within Secureworks, James has worked as a consultant and security engineer.


10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Morning Break  

Refreshments will be provided.

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Best Practices for Securing the Enterprise

In this session we will discuss the recommended security roadmap for mitigating cyber threats by hardening the Active Directory domain which is the crown jewel of any organization.

Darren Daniels

Cybersecurity & Cloud Services Lead for the Education Sector with Microsoft Consulting Services 

Darren Daniels is Cybersecurity & Cloud Services Lead for the Education Sector with Microsoft Consulting Services. He spends his time working and helping Higher Ed and K-12 Institutions throughout the country respond and protect against threats. He has presented at EDUCAUSE as well as conferences internationally on all topics related to technology. He has been with Microsoft for 7 years and was previously a Sales Executive at IBM Corporation for over 14 years. Mr. Daniels has a BBA in Marketing from Howard University; MBA in Finance from DePaul University; and Professional Development Program Certificate in Strategy from Harvard University.

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break  


11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Help your SIEM help you  

We all want instant alerts of big security events. Your Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool is good at finding them, but what if you need more details? Why, you script it of course! In this talk, Geoff will go over how UNF is closing the gap between alerts and actionable information by leveraging LogRhythm and custom PowerShell scripts.

Geoff Whittaker

Cybersecurity IT Security Engineer, University of North Florida

Geoff is an IT Security Engineer at the University of North Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science and has been part of the Information Security team at UNF since 2012.

12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks  




* Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to those who attend the full day.  CEUs will be granted. Those who wish to receive CEUs should note this when they sign in at the symposium.