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  • 23rd Colloquium

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    June 10th to 12th, 2019

    A special thanks to our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

Las Vegas

June 10 - 12, 2019


Program Agenda


& Exhibitors




Academia, Government & Industry

For over twenty years, the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) has been the sole forum in which the members of the academic field of cybersecurity have gathered to present and discuss new ideas. CISSE was first established to provide a single place to conduct productive conversations between a variety of government, industry, and academic on the topic of cybersecurity education. Ideas arising from those discussions have led to new and improved content and curricula for cybersecurity teaching.

The Colloquium

Dan Stein

Branch Chief for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Dan Stein is the Branch Chief for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CE&A oversees the nationally-focused Federal Virtual Training Environment, DHS's partnerships with the National Security Agency on the National Centers of Academic Excellence programs and with the National Science Foundation for the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) and the National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign. Mr. Stein has supported DHS cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development programs for over ten years and has supported federal information security efforts for over fifteen years. Mr. Stein graduated from the U.S. National War College with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy. He also holds two master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester.

Gordon Romney

Director of the Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology
University of San Diego

Gordon W. Romney, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology, and oversees the MS in Cyber Security Engineering program at USD. Current research includes developing an Artificial Neural Network for HIPAA-compliant eVisit telemedicine medical diagnosis and hardening of IoT Electronic Control Units in Cisco's Connected Vehicle initiative Coordinator.

Kevin Cardwell

Cybersecurity Penetration Tester

Kevin Cardwell is an expert Cybersecurity Penetration tester with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sector. He spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy where he worked as both a software and systems engineer on a variety of Department of Defense projects. Kevin currently teaches at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and University of California Los Angeles Extension (UCLA) and has instructed hundreds of students through bachelor's and master's level programs. He currently works as a free-lance consultant and provides consulting services for companies throughout the world, and as an advisor to numerous government entities within the US, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the UK . He is an Instructor, Technical Editor and Author for Computer Forensics, and Hacking courses. He is the author of the Center for Advanced Security and Training (CAST) Advanced Network Defense and Advanced Penetration Testing courses. He holds a BS in Computer Science from National University in California and a MS in Software Engineering from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas.

Laura Lee

Executive Vice President

Laura Lee is the Executive Vice President at Circadence Corporation. In this role, she applies her extensive knowledge and experience in cybersecurity workforce development to help organizations understand how to identify, screen, assess, train and retain cybersecurity professionals. She previously led the product development for the Circadence Project Ares next generation cybersecurity training and assessment platform and the Orion Mission Builder. She uses Project Ares to teach a graduate level course on Immersive Cyber Defense at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. She also has a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. Laura is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds certifications in gamification and game development.

Lucas Moody

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Palo Alto Networks

Lucas Moody is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Palo Alto Networks. He has a true passion for protecting the Internet community. He is a global-minded technology executive noted for driving information security thought leadership and business innovation. With strong technical and operations roots, Lucas brings extensive experience in information security operations, e-crime investigations, threat management, security engineering, cyber fraud, forensics and threat intelligence. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks in 2015, Lucas developed security operations and engineering capabilities at Fortune 1000 companies like Intuit, eBay, and Oracle and within the Big 4 at KPMG LLP.

Lynne Clark

NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence

Lynne Clark is Chief of the NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) Program Office. She has 40 years of combined military and civilian service. Ms. Clark served in the U.S. Air Force with worldwide assignments in airspace management, radar operations, information operations and risk management. She spent eight years serving in NATO during the Cold War and during the Germany reunification. She was involved in development of secure range operations for military RDT&E facilities, advised on risk management issues involved in the START and Open Skies treaties, and managed the Air Force OPSEC Program at the Pentagon. She retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1999.

Mark Loepker

Master Practitioner in Information Assurance (IA)
National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

Mark S. Loepker is a master practitioner in Information Assurance (IA) and International Partnerships with over 39 years of government experience. He is the Senior Advisor and Education Lead to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, focused on developing educational programs to be delivered from the new Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI). He focuses on K-12/STEM initiatives that are tightly aligned with national cyber curriculum standards and that the CCEI becomes a national resource addressing workforce development. Mr. Loepker's educational degrees include a Master in Business Administration - Quantitative Analysis, University of Missouri; Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, Purdue University; Associate in Aviation Electronic Technology, Purdue University and numerous NSA technical, executive and legislative development programs.

Stephen Miller

Director, Information Systems / Cyber Security COE
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso

Stephen Miller has been in the Information Systems Profession since 1966 working in business, government, and education sectors. He is currently a tenured Professor, Subject Matter Expert and Director for Information Systems/Cyber Security Center of Excellence, where he is responsible for developing Information Systems curriculum, SCADA, cybersecurity program development, research, and teaching. He has developed an online Computer and Network Security Certification and Associates Degree program offered since spring 2011 and created a Center of Excellence for Cyber and SCADA Forensics Security. Mr. Miller is retired from Exxon Mobil Global Information Systems where he served in management, supervisory and technical roles over his 27 year career. He has been employed at Ford TechRep Division (programmer}, U.S. Army 1st Calvary Div. in Vietnam computer specialist}, and Univac Corp. - NASA Mission Control on the APOLLO - including APOLLO 13, and Skylab Missions. Mr. Miller is currently a mentor for Cyber Watch West and the National Science Foundation to other community colleges in the United States, helping them achieve CAE -2Y status. Mr. Miller is participating in SCADA Cyber Forensics coalition with New Mexico Tech, Idaho National Labs, Department of Homeland Security, and Ruidoso Independent School District, the NIST workshops for the Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Framework standards, and recently coauthored an e-textbook Framework for SCADA Cybersecurity ISBN: 9781310309960.

Tom Muehleisen

Scenario Author and Market Outreach
Norwich University's Applied Research Institute

Tom Muehleisen is a proven leader and executive with over 3 decades of experience in and out of uniform. He wrote Washington State's cyber response plan and created the cyber operations element within the state's Military Department. He is a proven executive and sought-after public speaker for his ability to relate complex topics to diverse audiences. He is currently with Norwich University's Applied Research Institute (NUARI) as its Scenario Author and Market Outreach.

Tony Coulson

Professor and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Center
California State University San Bernardino

Tony Coulson is a professor and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Center at California State University San Bernardino. Having a well-earned reputation for not being a "typical"professor he has won numerous awards, grants and accolades for his innovative approaches in education and leadership in the Cybersecurity and technology fields. In 2008 he was awarded a national Innovation in Teaching and Learning award. Dr. Coulson firmly believes in an interdisciplinary approach to technology education and has used that passion to make Cal State San Bernardino a recognized leader in Cyber Security. As the Executive Director of the Cal State San Bernardino Cyber Security Center, he has worked with industry and government to map opportunities for students and Cyber Security strategies for the nation. Tony runs multiple grant programs in excess of $18 million that provide specialized skills to the Federal government and private companies. He is a founder of Cyberwatch West, a national Advanced Technology Education Center focusing on Cyber Security in the western United States. Cal State San Bernardino is also designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by DHS & NSA and is a National Resource Center for the CAE-CD program.

The Colloquium

CAE Ceremony

Tuesday, June 11th

The NSA / DHS Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Ceremony will be held on June 11, 2019. The designation ceremony will honor the new and re-designating schools that have passed a rigorous process to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense Education and Research. This ceremony marks the 20th anniversary of the CAE program.

Join us for CISSE 2019

⦿ Student Competition ⦿ Master Educator Classes ⦿ Articulation Forums ⦿ Paper & Poster Presentations ⦿ Awards Dinner

Join us for CISSE 2019

  • Student Competition
  • Master Educator Classes
  • Articulation Forums
  • Paper Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Awards Dinner


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22nd Colloquium

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The Colloquium recognizes that the protection of information and infrastructures that are used to create, store, process, and communicate information is vital to business continuity and security. The Colloquium's goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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