Cybersecurity Manager, Vice President, Bank of the West, Omaha, NE
Scott Christensen is 20 + year veteran of the Cybersecurity Community with a background in government and private industry work.
He spent 25 years in State Law Enforcement creating and supervising the State of Nebraskaâ€™s Cyber investigation and forensic unit. He was a member of two National Institute of Standards and Technology working groups to create publications on Cyber related issues for Law Enforcement.
He has been involved in creating and presenting training and education programs on well over 200 occasions across the United States and Canada and has served as an Adjunct Instructor for multiple colleges and Universityâ€™s on Cyber topics.
Mr. Christensen holds his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certifications through various accrediting bodies.
Mr. Christensen has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree In Criminal Justice Administration and a Masterâ€™s Degree in Business Management as well as extensive training in Cyber Investigations and Device Forensics.
Assistant Professor & Program Director BSCYBR and MSCYBR, College of Science and Technology, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
Douglas Rausch, MS, CISSP, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Science and Technology at Bellevue University, NE. He teaches multiple courses in both the undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity programs as well as serving as the Director for the Cybersecurity Program. Additionally, he leads the Skills-based Training/Performance-based Certification, project team of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity (NICE) Training and Certification sub-working group. He retired in 2013 as a Colonel in the United States Air Force building more than 25 yearsâ€™ experience as a cyber operations officer leading risk management activities, assessing cybersecurity, and recommending cybersecurity policy and technologies for Department of Defense and Air Force terrestrial and space systems.
Senior Cybersecurty Consultant, Raytheon Corporation, Bellevue, NE
Ron Woerner is a noted speaker and writer in the Security industry. He has over 25 years of IT and Security experience and has established the security practices for multiple Midwest organizations. He has been a featured speaker at the ISC2, ISACA, and RSA conferences. Ron built the Bellevue University Cybersecurity Studies program and continues to teach there as an adjunct professor. He is also President of RWX Security Solutions and a Senior Security Consultant for security services company. Ron loves to talk to others who are passionate about Security and Privacy.
Network Analyst, USSTRATCOM
Christopher Jarko is the Critical Infrastructure Communications Systems and Networks Analyst in the Mission Assurance Division at U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). He is a relative newcomer to the cyberspace domain, beginning as a Strategic Planner conducting mission analysis for the USSTRATCOM Cyberspace Operations Concept Plan in 2011, and joining the newly-created Joint Cyber Center (JCC) as a Cyberspace Planner and Program Analyst the following year. From January 2014 to December 2016 he served as the JCC Plans Branch Chief, where he led long-range planning and prioritization efforts for USSTRATCOM Cyber Protection Team defensive cyberspace operations. Chris holds a Master of Science degree in Information Security Management from SANS Technology Institute, as well as the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Law of Data Security and Investigations (GLEG), GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON), GIAC Systems and Networks Auditor (GSNA), GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC), and GIAC Certified Project Manager (GCPM) credentials.