Experts from government, industry and academia will provide an in-depth discussion about cybersecurity for business. Speakers and panelists will be available for informal discussions with attendees immediately after the briefing.

Donna Dodson

Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor
Chief of the Computer Security Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dodson's leadership in the field of cybersecurity has been formally acknowledged.  She is a recipient of the 2011 Federal 100 Award, presented by Federal Computer Week, which honors the top professionals in the federal information technology community. She will provide an overview of NIST's key cybersecurity research programs and development initiatives.

Kenneth A. Saban, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing
Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University

Stephen Rau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Chair of Accounting and Information Systems
Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University

Drs. Saban and Rau are respected researchers, authors and speakers whose scholarly work has focused on cybersecurity.  They will share a national survey's key findings about security preparedness in small and medium enterprises in banking and finance, energy, manufacturing, health care and telecommunications sectors.

Panel Discussion

Panelists with deep experience in cybersecurity will share their insights about the risks faced by small and mid-size enterprises and what can be done to mitigate threats. The panel includes:

Joseph Jones, COO, Ascent Data
David Brown
, CEO and President, Business CyberSecurity, Inc.
Richard E. Archer
, Partner, KPMG Advisory Services
Thomas Philbin
, Manager, Henderson Brothers

Technology and business consultant Christine Ebken will moderate the panel.