TALK’s Cybersecurity Summit To Be Held in Partnership at the Louisville Central Community Center

In the state of Kentucky the number of unfilled cybersecurity-related professional openings (, underscores the need for training and development in this technology category for all businesses, so the area’s tech council has assembled a lineup of speakers to assist in addressing this issue for a full-day Cybersecurity Summit on June 15th, from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky, will hold its first annual Cybersecurity Summit, in partnership, at the Louisville Central Community Center highlighting the PNC\’s Gigabit Experience Center.   Several national speakers will be presenting, including Keynote Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which is a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton has confirmed her attendance for all afternoon sessions, including the scheduled interactive session with the audience on its needs and concerns.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is as follows:

*8:30 AM, Registration and Networking over Coffee (Registered Guests and Walk-ins Will Be Accepted)

9 AM Keynote:  “The Importance of Cybersecurity in Our Workforce and Corporate Worlds,”  Rodney Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

10 AM:  “Case Studies of Network Vulnerability Assessments,”  Chris Goggans, CIO of PatchAdvisor

11 AM:  “Cybersecurity and Its Implications on Trade,” Robert Brown, Attorney-At-Law, Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman, P.S.C.

Noon Lunch Networking – Box Lunch Available for a Fee / Optional

1 PM:  “The Unveiling of the State’s New Cyber Education Pathway for K-12”–Kevin Nolten, National Cyber Innovation Center; Ryan Deal, Jefferson County Public Schools; and Scott U’Sellis, KY Department of Education

2 PM:  A World Café Session with The Audience on Cybersecurity Concerns and Considerations, with Facilitators  — President of Aspectx and Executive Director of TALK, Dawn Yankeelov, and Daniel Spector, Principal, Simon Everett, Ltd. involved with the state’s 2017 Cyber Survey.

3 PM:  Kevin Hofstra, Chief Technology Officer for Metova CyberCENTS, “Training the Next Generation Cyber Warrior: An Emulated, Realistic and Risk-Free Cyber Battlespace”

4 PM Remarks:    Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton:  “Cybersecurity State Observations and the Importance of STEM.”

Kevin Fields, Executive Director, “Embracing the Gigabit Experience and Other LCCC Plans.”

4:30 PM Cocktail Hour until 6:30 PM and then adjournment.

This event is presented with sponsorship from OneBeacon Technology Insurance, UPS, Aspectx, IT Network Consultants, and Louisville Central Community Center.  Audience participation is expected to be up to 200 area tech professionals and other C-suite types seeking more engagement regarding cybersecurity.  Register by emailing or via Eventbrite.  Box lunches ($15) will be available for purchase through June 13th online via Eventbrite or by email to Dawn Yankeelov, Executive Director of TALK and President of Aspectx.  The cocktail hour will begin at 4:30 PM and be a cash bar with appetizers.

About Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky

The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK), is a tech council, one of 53 tech councils in North America, including Canada, and a member of TECNA (Tech Councils of America and CompTIA).  TALK is an independent, non-profit educational organization, a registered 501C3, established officially April 22, 2014 with its first meetup in February 2013. The tech council mission: workforce development and economic development. The council looks to create opportunities for job growth, job training, STEAM curriculum, plus public policy and advocacy around technology subjects in DC.  In short, TALK’s purpose is to create and identify jobs, and train people.