October 3, 2018

The October 3, 2018 Cyber Security Day sessions will be held in the Ballroom located in the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center (A Building) on Marietta Campus.

Visitor Parking is available across the street from Student Center. More parking information can be found here.

UITS is grateful to KSU Campus Services for providing speaker gifts in support of Cyber Security Awareness Day.


  • Beth Messick HeadshotBeth Messick
    Digital Forensic Investigator Manager
    Georgia Bureau of Investigation

    Beth Messick is a Digital Forensic Investigator Manager with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in the Cyber Crime Unit located in the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta.  Her responsibilities include supervising four Digital Forensic Investigators as well as collecting, preserving and analyzing digitally stored evidence.  She has worked various crimes including fraud, identity theft, child pornography, child molestation, rape, homicide, check forgery, and kidnapping.  She has also testified in court as an expert witness.  Messick has received the following certifications in the digital forensic field: Certified Forensic Computer Examiner certification from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS); A+ Certified Service Professional certification from CompTIA; Access Data Certified Examiner from Access Data Software; and EnCase Certified Examiner from Guidance Software.  She has attended numerous advance training courses. 

    Messick received her Bachelor of Business Administration from West Georgia College in Carrollton, GA and a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.

  • Chris Sanders HeadshotChris Sanders
    "The Hacker’s Guide to STEM Philanthropy"

    Chris Sanders is an information security author, trainer, and researcher originally from Mayfield, KY. He is the founder of Applied Network Defense, a company focused on delivering high quality, accessible information security training. In previous roles, Chris worked with the US Department of Defense, InGuardians, and Mandiant to build security operation centers and train practitioners focused on defending defense, government, and Fortune 500 networks. Chris is also the founder and director of the Rural Technology Fund, a non-profit that donates scholarships and equipment to public schools to further technical education in rural and high poverty areas. In 2016, the RTF put computer science education resources into the hands of over 10,000 students.

    Chris has authored several books and articles, including the international best seller “Practical Packet Analysis” from No Starch Press, currently in its third edition and in seven languages, and “Applied Network Security Monitoring” from Syngress. His current research focus is the intersection of cyber defense and cognitive psychology to enhance the field of security investigative technique through a better understanding of the human thought and learning processes.

    Chris blogs at http://www.chrissanders.org. You can learn more about Applied Network Defense at http://www.appliednetworkdefense.com and the RTF at http://www.ruraltechfund.org.  

  • Lunch break.
  • Phil HeadshotPhil Agcoili
    Presentation title: The Realities of Cyber Security
    CISO, Elavon & SVP, U.S. Bank

    Phil Agcaoili has been an influential leader in the security industry for 30 years and has established world-class organizations from startups-to-the-Fortune 1. He has been the CISO at Elavon, Cox Communications, VeriSign and SecureIT, and led successful, global teams at GE, Alcatel, Scientific-Atlanta, and Dell. Over a dozen of Phil’s former leaders are CISOs protecting other organizations around the world. He has helped shape the privacy and information security industries by serving on committees for NIST, FS-ISAC, PPISC, the PCI Council, the Communications Sector Coordinating Council, the Communications ISAC, the Cloud Security Alliance, and the Ponemon Institute. Phil is also a technology entrepreneur and was involved in three consecutive and successful startups--co-founded SecureIT (sold to VeriSign), was early foundation member of Internet Devices (acquired by Alcatel), and was the Chief Security Architect for Scientific Atlanta (acquired by Cisco Systems). He sits of the boards of several startups and advises several venture funds.

  • Dr. Hossain Shahriar
    KSU College of Computing and Software Engineering

  • Christopher Dehner & Edward Moses
    Office of Cyber Security
    Kennesaw State University