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Kansas Cyber Summit 2022

We are excited to announce the Inaugural Kansas Cyber Summit!

This summit will bring public sector and critical infrastructure resources together to begin building a strong Kansas cyber community. The event will be focused on laying the foundation for building a whole of state approach to address an ever growing challenge. Sessions will be interactive and allow for a great deal of collaboration amongst attendees and presenters. Sessions will be focused on several key topics that impact a majority of organizations. We will also discuss the historic funding opportunities such as ARPA, IIJA, and the DHS state and local cybersecurity grant program and how we can maximize these opportunities to advance cybersecurity across Kansas.

This event is open to employees, both technology and business, and elected officials of cities,
             counties, school districts, higher education institutions, state agencies, federal partners, and DHS
             designated critical infrastructure partners.
October 25, 2022
Time:    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Heartland Preparedness Center  
             2808 N New York
             Wichita, KS 67214

Homeland Security Grant Funds are being used to put on this event and there is no cost to register.


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Thank you for your interest. Registration is currently closed as we have reached capacity.


The agenda can be found HERE.

AGENDA as of October 21, 2022:

9:00 - 9:20Welcome
Jeff Maxon, State of Kansas 
9:20 - 9:50Morning Keynote – Cyber Threats to the State and the Opportunities We Have
Dr. DeAngela
Burns-Wallace, State of Kansas
In this session we will talk about the current cyberthreats to the state. We will also discuss the historic opportunities we have with the influx of funding opportunities such as ARPA, IIJA, and the DHS state and local cybersecurity grant program. Building a community around cyber is imperative for maximizing the impact of these opportunities and elevating cyber across Kansas.
9:50 - 10:10Break and Networking  
10:10 - 11:10

Cyber Recruitment and Workforce Development Panel Discussion and Q&A Moderated by Mike Mayta, City of Wichita
Sharmelle Winsett, KC Scholars
Joe Jabara, WSU

The cyber professional shortage is real. In this discussion, panelists will talk about ways to possibly address the shortage in Kansas, especially in the public sector.
11:10 - 11:30

Supply Chain Risks with Q&A
Jeff Maxon, State of Kansas

The products, software, and vendors we choose, and use, may present risks to an organization’s operations. In this session we will hear from Jeff Maxon about some of these supply chain risks and how we can address them. 
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch and Networking Optional Cybersecurity Grant Q&A on the drill floor 12:15 – 12:45
1:00 – 1:30 Afternoon Keynote - True cyber emergency stories and leadership action plans
Dan Lohrmann, Presidio
In this session, Dan Lohrmann will talk about the dramatic increase in major cybersecurity incidents affecting all organizations. He will talk about this trend and, including true stories, from his new book: Cyber Mayday and the Day After: A Leader's Guide to Preparing, Managing, and Recovering From Inevitable Business Disruption.    
1:30 – 2:00 Keynote Q&A “Impacts of cyber incidents on localities” Moderated by Bruce Chladny, KAC
Dan Lohrmann, Presidio
John Deardoff, LKM
In this session, Bruce Chladny, Executive Director of the Kansas Association of Counties will moderate a question-and-answer session with our afternoon keynote speaker and John Deardoff, who lived through an incident here in Kansas. Topics will include impacts of cyber incidents to local organizations, importance of cyber, why this matters to elected officials, and participant questions.
2:00 - 2:10Break 
2:10 – 2:50184th Wing Cyber Capabilities with Q&A
Lt Col David Carpenter, 184th Wing
The Kansas Air National Guard has a tremendous cyber presence in Wichita. In this session, attendees will learn about the 184th Wing and how they are contributing to the larger cyber picture.
2:50 – 3:10Break and Networking  
3:10 – 4:10Cyber Resources Available to Public Sector Panel Discussion with Q&A
Karen Sorady, CIS/MSISAC
Winnie West, CISA
Jeff Maxon, State of Kansas
Multiple resources available to assist public sector organizations in protecting their environments from a cyber-attack or helping them respond to a cyber-attack. In this session, attendees will hear about resources available and how to access them. In many cases, resources are provided for free or at a reduced cost.
4:10 – 5:00 Brainstorming with Attendees Attendees will brainstorm on how we can advance the “whole-of- state” approach to cyber. What is needed? What challenges are organizations facing? What are some possible solutions?
5:00 - 7:00ReceptionReception is hosted by and sponsored by KCAMP and the Greater Wichita Partnership. 



Smokin' Diner food truck will be onsite for participants to purchase meals.

  • Menu  (This link takes you to a non State of Kansas website)



  • Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace | CITO, Kansas Office of Information Technology Services
  • Dan Lohrmann | Field CISO, Presidio


  • Bruce Chladny | Executive Director, Kansas Association of Counties
  • John Deardoff | Interim Executive Director, League of Kansas Municipalities
  • Lt Col David Carpenter | Commander, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron
  • Winnie West | Cybersecurity Advisor Region 7, CISA
  • Karen Sorady | Vice President MS-ISAC Member Engagement, CIS

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