2019 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Jim Smith III

Session Information

The Virginia Cyber Range Panel: Cloud-Based Resources for Cybersecurity Education
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 03:30PM - 04:15PM
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
Director
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.

Reverse Engineering Cybersecurity Professionals in K12
Thursday, June 07, 2018 01:30PM - 02:15PM
Preparing youth for 21st century careers such as cybersecurity is a commitment of the K-12 public education system. Today however, career advancement begins in HS which is simply too late and lacks the rigor of a clearly defined repeatable process. Kinetic Potential’s Professional Maturity Model (PMM) defines the skills required for cybersecurity professionals and dictates which service providers are included as partners in our 21st Century Community Schools Model.

This is an interactive workshop on reverse engineering the career development process for cybersecurity professionals. A pseudo job description is provided and the group will walk through the process of creating a talent supply chain customized to their organization's unique needs.
North Hall - Salon 3
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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.