Chicago's Premier Cybersecurity 

Friday, April 16, 2021



A dynamic and growing number of organizations have contributed to the success of this conference, including AccessData, Argonne National Laboratory, Authentify, the Chicago Police Department, Cisco, CompTIA, Computer Associates, the FBI, Fermilab, Fortinet, Guidance Software, IBM, IEEE, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sungard, UniForum, X-Ways Forensics, and many others. Speakers and participants continue to represent local, regional, national, and international organizations and universities.


This conference aims to be a source for researchers, university academics, computing professionals, and upper-level students interested in the techniques, laws, and training initiatives currently being implemented and adapted for secure computing.

The United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have designated Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The university’s Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE) is at the core of Illinois Tech’s designation.

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Meet the Industry Speakers



S. Raschid Muller

2020 Brookings Institution LEGIS Congressional Fellow
United States Congress

Subject Matter:
The Cyber landscape of the US Critical Infrastructures


Chantel A. Perry

Data Scientist

Subject Matter:
When Data Science & Cyber Team Up


Pedro Taveras N.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder


Ronnie Kurlander

Executive Advisor, CIO
Hartman Executive Advisors

Subject Matter:
Data Privacy, Information Security and the Digital Experience of Smarter Communities


Maurice Dawson

Director, C2SAFE
Illinois Institute of Technology

Subject Matter:
An Overview of the Cybersecurity Profession

Speaker Sessions

Cyber Attacks Effecting the Supply Chain in an Increasingly Connected World
Louis F. McHugh IV
Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Technology Leadership, Concordia University Chicago / Manager, Technical Services, Illinois Institute of Technology / Adjunct Industry Professor, Information Technology and Management, Illinois Institute of Technology

New York Leads the Way: Impact of the New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR 500)
Ray Trygstad, MSSM
Associate Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management / Vice Chair, ACM SIG for Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE) / Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management, Illinois Institute of Technology

Telephone Fraud
Thomas Dorsher

Protecting the Integrity of Elections: An Overview of Election Security Issues in the United States
Shawn Davis
Director of Digital Forensics – Edelson PC

Islamic Extremists in Africa: Security Spotlight on Kenya and Nigeria
Wale Adeboye
Emerson Corporation

The economic and security impact of Islam
Wale Adeboye
Emerson Corporation

Securing the browser with PassLok Universal
Francisco Ruiz
Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

Tabletop Exercises for Higher Education Institutions – Discussion and Resources
Robert Barton
Executive Director of Information Security and Policy at Lewis University

Distributed Mesh Networking – A Backup Plan if the Internet Stops Working
Vasilios “Billy” Pappademetriou, Adjunct Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology & Management, Illinois Institute of Technology. Illinois Tech students Travis Smith (manager) and team members Cooper Van Kampen, Jacob Knific, William Gaylord, Hannah Leland, and Andreas Vassilakos

Registration Info

Join the more than 200 students and practitioners who attend this fun-filled technical conference each year. This is a multitrack, industry-focused event that includes discussion on forensics, security, data/information governance, cybercrime and security, cybersecurity legislation, ethical hacking, cloud forensics, steganography, policy and compliance, identity theft, and more.



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S. Raschid Muller

More than a decade of direct experience in the federal sector with agencies such as the U.S. Navy and the National Security Agency

The morning keynote speaker is the former Defense Information Systems Agency faculty chair at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Contact Us

Please reach out via email if you have any questions. We’re here to provide help with directions, nearby lunch options, or even parking suggestions.


Hermann Hall, 3241 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616

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