Welcome from the President
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.
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
Keynote 2: Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Panel 3: Cybersecurity in Vermont
Closing Remarks Reception
*Subject to change