Cyber Security Summit 2021

Hosted by Fulton County Chairman Robb Pitts and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners

The Fulton County Cyber Security Summit will be held October 21-22, 2021 at the Central Library in downtown Atlanta.

The two-day summit will offer an opportunity for government technology leaders and policy makers to learn more about the cyber climate facing local government agencies, including cities, counties and school systems.

Participants will hear from leading experts, and will have an opportunity to network with other leaders.

Key speakers will include Todd Renner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leader Joye Purser. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions and take part in a table top exercise.

Pre-registration is required. COVID-19 safety protocols require all attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from the previous 72 hours.

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summit speakers

Todd Renner

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
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FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Todd Renner leads a team of investigators focused on imposing risk and consequences on nation state cyber actors (APT) and a team pursuing international financially-motivated cyber criminals.
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Joye Purser, PhD

Regional Director (Region 4), CISA
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Dr. Joye Purser serves as Regional Director for CISA Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC and TN).
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Ria Aiken

Director (Information Security Ops and 3rd Party Risk Management), Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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A career shifter, Ria leverages 20+years of strategic planning, profit and loss (P&L) management, and change management in the crisis management and resilience space to partner with information and security teams and busines stakeholders in developing and implemening technology and security strategies that enable business priorities while mitigating risk.
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Dr. Raheem Beyah

Dean of Engineering, Georgia Tech
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Raheem Beyah, a native of Atlanta, GA, serves as Georgia Tech's Dean of the College of Engineering and Southern Company Chair. Before this role, Dr. Beyah served as Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research, Executive Director of the Online Masters of Cybersecurity program (OMS Cybersecurity), and the Interim Steve W. Chaddick Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
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Brian Garrison

Chief Information Security Officer, Clayton County Government
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Brian Garrison provides senior leadership in the Department of Information Technology at the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, a metro-Atlanta government of nearly 3000 employees and an IT staff of 84.
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Roy E. Hadley Jr.

Lawyer, Adams and Reese LLP
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For over 30 years I have been a trusted advisor to high growth businesses, governments, and family businesses worldwide. As a former chief privacy officer and general counsel in the corporate sector, I bring strategic vision, innovative thinking, and unparalleled passion to bear for your success.
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E. Rick Hart

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
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A learner and career shifter, Rick leverages 20+years of Technology Infrastructure, strategic planning, Project and Program Management with information and security teams and business stakeholders in developing and implementing technology and security projects that enable business priorities while mitigating risk.
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Barry Hensley

SVP, Dell SecureWorks
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The CTU™ is an expert group of security researchers who identify and analyse emerging threats while developing advanced countermeasures to protect our clients. Additionally, the Global Incident Response team is comprised of world-class security experts that provide a portfolio of both proactive and reactive services in order to support our customers’ security posture. 
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Chad Hunt

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
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With 18 years of experience at the FBI, Mr. Hunt is currently a Supervisory Special Agent in the Atlanta Field Office.
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Kimberly Lemley

CIO/Director, Cobb County Government
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Kimberly Lemley is the Information Services Director for Cobb County Government in Marietta, GA. Mrs. Lemley began her IT career working at the Cobb County Government Information Services Help Desk part-time while attending college.
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John Martin

Georgia State University
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John is an innovative IT professional with over 30 years’ experience in the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of technology products, services, and processes.

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Herbert Mattord

Kennesaw State University
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Dr. Herbert Mattord teaches courses in Information Security and Assurance and Cybersecurity at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. He is the Director of Education for the KSU Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development as well as the Associate Director of the KSU Center for Information Security Education (infosec.kennesaw.edu).
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Graeme Payne

Cybersecurity Executive Advisor and Public Speaker
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Graeme Payne is a consultant, speaker, and coach. He works with boards and senior executives to help them understand and manage cybersecurity and IT risks. He has over 30 years of experience in consulting and IT management in financial services, insurance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and utility industries.
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Matthew Puckett

Chief Information Security Officer, Gwinnett County
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Matthew started with Gwinnett in 2018 as the County’s first Chief Information Security Officer with the primary mission of establishing a security program to reduce the risk associated with cyberattacks to county systems and data.
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Renault Ross

Founder/CEO, RNSC Technologies
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Renault Ross is a cybersecurity veteran, board member, author & keynote speaker.

Currently serves as the founder & President of RNSC Technologies, a Cybersecurity services & advisory firm based out of Atlanta, GA.
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Cory Ruth

CEO, Mergence Global
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Cory is the CEO of Mergence Global, a boutique consultancy, and delivery house for Fortune 500 and Global 100 firms across industry sectors both internationally and throughout the US. The firm specializes in strategic advisory services, management of critical technology integration and cyber-security projects around the world.
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Jason Sankey

CIO, City of Atlanta
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Jason Sankey is a strategic change agent with nearly two decades of progressive leadership and experience in operations and technology. He is known for his ability to effectively collaborate across business lines while continuously driving innovation.
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Allen Sautter

Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Allen Sautter serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Information Security Officer for the Retail Payments Office.
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Staton Gatewood

Cybersecurity Advisor (Region 4), CISA
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Mr. Gatewood is the US DHS/CISA Cyber Security Advisor/Coordinator for the State of Georgia. Gatewood is the former Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Georgia, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the University of Georgia.
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Keeyan Williams

Founder and Managing Director, Cyber Leadership & Strategy Solutions
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Keyaan J. Williams is the Founder and Managing Director of CLASS-LLC, a professional services firm that specializes in corporate governance, enterprise risk, and cybersecurity program management for global customers.
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Emily Bell

Fulton County Schools CIO
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Dr. Bell is a 27-year Georgia educator certified and experienced in all K-12 grade levels who plans and implements innovative technology strategies for optimal productivity and increased student achievement. 
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