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Clear Cyber Leaders Conference

Colleges Conferences and Symposia Professional Development Research


November 13, 2019


Hilton Garden Inn South - 5300 South Grand Circle, Sioux Falls, SD 57108


Plan to attend the inaugural CLEAR Cyber Leaders Conference: The intersection of Cyber Security, Law, Education and Applied Research. CLEAR Cyber Leaders is a partnership between Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota School of Law and the Better Business Bureau. 

Cultivate knowledge in cybersecurity, cyber law, cyber investigations, intrusion detection, cybersecurity policy, vulnerability assessments, cryptocurrency and more.  Learn how to protect  your organization against cyber crimes, vulnerabilities, and cyber attacks. Continuing education credits will be available.

Featuring Keynotes:

  • Jill Sanborn, Special Agent in Charge of Minneapolis Divison, FBI
  • Dr. Mark R. Hagerott, Chancellor for the North Dakota University System

Sample Sessions Include:

Understanding the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act would amend the federal criminal code to limit the prosecution of computer fraud and abuse offenses where the conduct constituting an offense involves a response to, or defense against, a cyber intrusion. Our panelists will help understand what this means for small business security. Panelests include:

  • Panelist - David Forscey, Managing Director, Cyber & Technology Program, The Aspen Group
  • Panelist - Alice Porch, Esq., CIPP/US, CEH, Security+
  • Panelist - Mark Shlanta, CEO, SDN 
  • Panelist - Dr. Josh Stroschein, Assistant Professor of CyberSecurity, DSU
  • Moderator- Dr. Pat Engebretson, CIO,  East River Electric 

Using Cybersecurity Failures to Critique the SEC’s Approach to Crypto Regulation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a legitimate interest in protecting the public against the risks of speculative investment in fraudulent offerings of cryptoassets. However, when an offering does not involve fraud or other deceptive practices, the approach currently taken by the SEC may miss the mark.

  • Presenter- Dr. Carol Goforth, University of Arkansas

Cybercrime Case Study- Business Email Compromise

The FBI has identified business email compromise, or BEC, as one the fastest growing cybercrimes responsible for over $640M in losses annually.  Panelist will discuss how protect, detect, and respond to BEC, while highlighting a South Dakota BEC case that resulted in a six figure loss. Panelists include:

  • Panelist - Attorney James C. Roby
  • Panelist - Chris Kreul, CIO of First Bank and Trust
  • Panelist - Paul Niedringhaus, Director SD Fusion Center
  • Panelist - Dennis Holmes, Criminal Chief and First Assistant United States Attorney for South
  • Dakota Moderator- Trevor Jones, Director of DigForCE, DSU

The Full schedule can be found on www.dsu.edu/clear-reg


The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences