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Cybersecurity Forum with Israel and the American South

August 20 - 21, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 Fifth Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia


August 20 - 21, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sophisticated cyber attacks are redefining the security reality. Join us for a forum filled with practical, actionable sessions on issues affecting cybersecurity. Cybersecurity leaders with the Israeli and U.S. governments, business and academia will discuss how to stay ahead of cyber threats and the challenges facing various industry sectors, such as technology, advanced manufacturing, health care, logistics and energy.

There will also be a special invitation-only session for high level U.S. security professionals, during which up to 15 Israeli cyber companies will make brief presentations explaining their products and services. U.S. security representatives will have the opportunity to network with the presenting companies afterwards. The confirmed Israeli companies in this session include Radware, Thetaray and Radiflow.

Early confirmed speakers include:

  • Mark Anthony, Vice President of Marketing for Pindrop Security
  • Robert Ball, III, Chief Legal Counsel for Ionic Security, Inc
  • General Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler, Retired USAF, Strategic Advisor in the Government Relations and Public Policy Group of Baker Donelson
  • Alisa Chestler, Chair of Baker Donelson's Privacy and Information Security Team
  • Colonel (Res.) Rami Efrati, Founder and CEO, Firmitas, and former Head of the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau
  • Mark Gazit, CEO of ThetaRay
  • Derek Harp, Executive Chairman of NexDefense
  • Clete Johnson, Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission
  • Christopher Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft
  • Herb Mattord, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Security & Assurance and Associate Director of Coles Center for Information Security Education, Kennesaw State University
  • Jeff Moulton, Director, LSU Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center
  • Calvin Rhodes, Chief Information Officer for the State of Georgia
  • Chris Rouland, CEO of Bastille Networks
  • Avi Shavit, Head of Cyber and Homeland Security at the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), Ministry Economy
  • Don Ulsch, Managing Director of PwC U.S. Advisory Practice
  • Steve F. Wood, Co-chair of Baker Donelson's Business Technology Group and Chief Information Security Officer for Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson is pleased to introduce its Global Initiatives, a series of forums and dialogue programs organized by individual initiatives, aimed at bolstering trade and investment opportunities between foreign countries and the American South. The Initiatives will facilitate collaboration between policymakers and business leaders across the South, America's fastest growing economic region.

The first Global Initiative Forum will take place with organizations from Israel and the American South. The Forum is designed to strengthen ties between Israel and the southern U.S. states by focusing on challenges cybersecurity presents in trade and investment policy as well as technological innovation and disruption.

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