2021 National Cyber Summit
The NCS planning committee has been faced with making difficult decisions as it pertains to the 2021 event. It is our ultimate goal to produce an in-person event. Therefore, we are excited to announce that the Summit will take place on September 28-30, 2021. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and take necessary action if needed to transition to a hybrid or virtual format.
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Summit Speaker Dr. David Raymond

Session Information

The Virginia Cyber Range Panel: Cloud-Based Resources for Cybersecurity Education
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The Virginia Cyber Range has a mission to enhance cybersecurity education for students in Virginia’s high schools and colleges. Hosted in the cloud, the range includes courseware for educators and an infrastructure where faculty can provision environments for students to safely conduct hands-on cybersecurity labs and exercises. Our unique, cloud-based approach allows for fast deployment of isolated virtual environments and extreme scalability. It is also very efficient, allowing us to provide resources at low cost. All of our resources are available through a web portal, so users don't have to install any software or browser extensions. We also provide capture-the-flag environments for students across the state.
During this talk and demo, we will describe our progress and discuss lessons learned while using cloud resources in a unique way. While are currently a Virginia resource, we plan to expand availability in the coming year to academia and industry outside of Virginia.
North Hall - Salon 3
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Dr. David Raymond
Virginia Cyber Range
David Raymond is Director of the Virginia Cyber Range and Deputy Director of the Virginia Tech IT Security Office and Lab. David is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech where he teaches graduate courses in computer networking and cybersecurity. A retired Army officer, his last Army assignment was on the faculty at West Point where he taught undergraduate courses in computer networking, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity and coached the West Point cyber competition team.
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Professor Jim Smith III
Adjunct Professor
University of Maryland University College / Kinetic Potential Scholars
Jim is an entrepreneur, educator, scholar, speaker and community advocate.

He is Managing Partner at Digital Network Group (DNG), an IT and Management Consulting firm; President of Kinetic Potential (KP) Scholars, a mentoring and life development organization; and an Adjunct Professor at UMUC. Jim consulted with over 1000 school districts (including 60 of the 100 largest) and noteworthy organizations such as AT&T, Verizon, Geico, Bank of America, Commonwealth of Virginia, Social Security Agency and the Republic of Liberia in the areas of strategic planning, outsourcing, global product development, system integration and program turnarounds.

Jim is a dynamic and engaging motivational speaker and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others through his teaching, training and mentoring efforts. He has served as a subject matter expert for the US Senate, guest lectured at the Wharton School and often advises early stage ventures and high growth organizations. Jim’s research interests include the development of technology, decision support systems, predictive algorithms, workforce supply-demand mismatches and youth/community development.

His academic background consists of a BA in Physics from Occidental College, MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA with a concentration in finance / entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of Business.