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. Tony Coulson

Session Information

NICE Challenge
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Hall - Salon 3
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Mr. James Ashley
Project Manager/Lead Engineer
NICE Challenge Project
James Ashley, Lead Engineer and Project Manager for the NICE Challenge Project since its inception 5 years ago, graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a B.S. in Cyber Security Administration. He brings a wealth of technical experience from his history in industry. That history includes over a decade of experience in Systems Engineering and about 5 years of Project Management. James is responsible for managing the staff and future vision of the project while also overseeing the design and development of the underlying virtualization infrastructure, automation/analytic platform, and challenge content.
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Dr. Tony Coulson
Director Cybersecurity Center
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Dr. Vincent Nestler
Assistant Professor, Assistant Director Cybersecurity Center, Principal Investigator for the NICE Challenge Project
California State University, San Bernardino
Vincent Nestler, Ph.D. Vincent holds a doctoral degree in instructional design, a masters in both network security from Capitol College, and M.A.T. from Columbia University. He is the author of the Principles of Computer Security, Lab Manual, published by McGraw Hill. He is a network engineering consultant and technical trainer with over 20 years of experience in network administration and security. Dr. Nestler served as a Data Communications Maintenance Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. During his service, he designed and implemented the training for Marines assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Computer Emergency Response Team. He also served as the Assistant Operations Officer (training) for the Joint Broadcast System, during its transition to DISA. Since 2007, Mr. Nestler has been integral to training CyberCorps students at Idaho State University and at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the Primary Investigator for the NICE Challenge Project (nice-challenge.com) which develops real world hands-on scenarios that provide students with cybersecurity workforce experience before joining the workforce. Currently he is an assistant professor at California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Nestler has held numerous professional certifications to include the Security+, Network+, and A+, ACE, MPE, MCSE, MCT, RHCE and others.