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Leahy Cyber Symposium

Welcome from the President

Portrait of Dr. Mark Anarumo, Col. USAF (Ret)

Welcome to the Norwich University “U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy Cyber Symposium,” held on our beautiful Northfield, Vermont campus. It is a profound honor to host Senator Leahy, the “Cyber Senator,” along with many distinguished experts and special guests. This day-long discussion on the latest innovations in cybersecurity and the importance of cyber education and workforce development in Vermont is critical to our state and our nation. This symposium is also an opportunity to honor Senator Leahy for the lifelong impact he has had on Norwich, the State of Vermont, and in educating and training the next generation of cyber warriors.

Read the complete welcome message from Norwich President Maj Gen (VSM) Mark Anarumo, PhD


U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy Cyber Symposium

Held in Mack Hall Auditorium, this event is free and open to the public and includes panel discussions on Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Institutes, future technology in cybersecurity, and the state of cybersecurity in Vermont. It is our hope that by bringing together experts and change makers for a day of discussions that all participants will expand their understanding of the role of cybersecurity in national security.

The “U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy Cyber Symposium” includes a keynote presentation by Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner (USAF), Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters DODIN.

August 16, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont




Welcome Remarks by Mark Anarumo, PhD, Maj Gen (VSM), President of Norwich University

Remarks by Commissioner Michael Harrington, Vermont Department of Labor

Keynote 1: Lt Gen Robert J. Skinner (USAF), Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters DODIN

Panel 1: Department of Defense Cyber Institutes

Moderator: COL Sharon Hamilton, USA (Ret.), Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Norwich University
Panelists: COL Chris Evans, USA, COL Chris Mitchiner, USA (Ret.), COL Linda Riedel, USA;

Special Presentation Honoring U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

Lunch Address on the Importance of Firmware Security

Ezra Hall, Senior Director of Aerospace and Defense Business Line, GlobalFoundries

Panel 2: Future Technology in Cybersecurity

Moderator: Annette Redmond, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Policy and Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Panelists:  Ashleigh Chambers, Mary Knapp, John Wintrow;

Keynote 2: Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Panel 3: Cybersecurity in Vermont

Moderator: Scott Carbee, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Vermont
Panelists: Cheri Ayoub, George Donovan, Adam Goldstein;

Closing Remarks Reception

*Subject to change

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