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Webinar: Building Solid Cyber Defense Operations for the Tribes
Session Summary: FireEye is an intelligence-led security company that offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber-attacks. Join FireEye and our Global Government CTO Ronald Bushar as he gives an overview of the basic building blocks for resiliency, intelligence, detection, and response capabilities. These response capabilities will lay the groundwork for more effective and proactive hunting capabilities as organizations mature their cyber defense functions.
Instructor: Ronald Bushar, Global Government CTO
Presenter Bio: Ron Bushar is vice president for global government and executive director for services innovation at Mandiant. He leads a global team of subject matter experts in security operations, incident response, security programs, industrial control system security, and penetration testing that develop and deliver innovative security programs and solutions and services for commercial and government clients worldwide. He is an innovative cybersecurity leader with extensive federal government, cybersecurity, risk management, and network operations experience. Bushar has a dynamic track record of building teams and strategic solutions that drive mission performance, ensure organizational security, and minimize risk. He has over 18 years of experience in the areas of information assurance, information security, cyber operations, and incident response services.
Summary: In 2018, Ransomware was found in 39% of malware-related data breaches. The best approach to making the right decision on deploying the right protection for vulnerable tribal business data is to conduct the detailed research on what is the best option for your business. Here, we will discuss the ways Sophos Security can protect Tribes from the latest never-seen-before attacks.
You will learn:
Presenter: Dave Fore, Account Executive, Sophos
Presenter Bio: Dave has been advising customers and partners on technology and security solutions for 25 years, working at IBM, Lenovo, and Sophos. At Sophos, Dave focuses on midmarket commercial, education, and government customers, and the partners who serve them. Sophos develops comprehensive security solutions for the network and user devices, to help keep the bad guys out and the good stuff in. Sophos products are designed to be easy to deploy and simple to manage, so security is better utilized and more effective.
Presenter:Tim Kinnerup, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, QCM Technologies
Presenter Bio: For more than 28 years, Tim has worked in the Information Technology (IT) industry, in a variety of sales and management positions for such organizations as IBM, PeopleSoft, and Siemens Business Services. Tim is adept in working with corporate executives to improve their information technology environment by implementing solutions that facilitate increased operating efficiency, enabling clients to raise top line revenue. Likewise, Tim works with clients to identify security solutions that will best suit their network and data, at price points that work for them.
QCM Technologies is proud to partner with SOPHOS to ensure your business AND its data is protected and secure. Sophos Intercept X is the ultimate in next-gen endpoint protection, with unmatched levels of security. Deep learning makes Intercept X smarter, more scalable, and higher performing than security solutions that use traditional machine learning or signature-based detection alone.
In today’s world, there are many threats to our data – ransomware, viruses, oops, etc. However, despite the best security, bad things happen. Backup and recovery can save you.
This web presentation gives an overview of backup and recovery as it exists today. The information given will show that backup and recovery need not be prohibitively expensive to get modern data recovery protection.
So, what can be done the next time your server or data goes away? Come, listen, and find out. No matter what you do, security will fail. Come then and discover the last circle of defense – RECOVERY!
David Larimer, Senior Systems Engineer for IBM System Storage
I am a 18 year certified Senior IT Specialist for IBM. I have 42 years experience in Information Technology as well as 24+ years in the backup and recovery of IT information. I have designed and administered backup and recovery systems in some of the largest IT organizations in the world. Some of the milestones in my career as a backup and recovery specialist include the following:
• Elected to the National IT Specialist Certification Board
• Membership in the Technology Exploration Center guidance Council
• Teaching engagements at IBM’s Top Gun storage classes worldwide
• Guest speaker at Guide Symposium for backup and recovery
Summary: In today’s world, there are many threats to our data – ransomware, viruses, oops, etc. However, despite the best security, bad things happen. Backup and recovery can save you.
Presenter: David Larimer, Senior Systems Engineer for IBM System Storage, IBM
Presentor Bio: I am a 18 year certified Senior IT Specialist for IBM. I have 42 years experience in Information Technology as well as 24+ years in the backup and recovery of IT information. I have designed and administered backup and recovery systems in some of the largest IT organizations in the world. Some of the milestones in my career as a backup and recovery specialist include the following:
• Elected to the National IT Specialist Certification Board
• Membership in the Technology Exploration Center guidance Council
• Teaching engagements at IBM’s Top Gun storage classes worldwide
• Guest speaker at Guide Symposium for backup and recovery
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Doug McLemore is a proud member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and is currently a Management Analyst within the Information Management Department at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) in Phoenix, Arizona. PIMC is the largest federally operated Indian Hospital within the Indian Health Service. Mr. McLemore leads and consults on a multitude of technology initiatives including the development of many organization specific projects designed to improve technology in the healthcare environment.
Mr. McLemore began his IHS career in 2010 at the Colorado River Service Unit in Parker Arizona as an IT Specialists/Systems Administrator. Subsequent roles in IHS include Information Security Officer (ISSO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) (a) at the Tucson Area Office, and Supervisory IT/Specialist at the Phoenix area office.
Prior to joining IHS Mr. McLemore spent 20 years in the private sector working in the Electric Utility Industry specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database development, and project management.
Mr. McLemore earned his Master’s in Information Assurance in 2007 and his BS in Business Information Systems in 2001. In addition, Mr. McLemore is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Skokomish Indian Tribal Enterprise, Inc.
David Owens began his gaming career in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1985, working at Caesars Palace as a dice dealer from 1989 to 2000. David relocated to Oklahoma with his family in 2003, where he worked directly with Tribes and developed and managed Casinos as a Casino General Manager, Director of Gaming and Vice President of Development. David is currently the CEO of Tribal Enterprises for the Skokomish Tribe of Washington.
Team Member Relations Manager
Win-River Resort & Casino
Christopher is the Team Member Relations Manager at Win-River Resort & Casino. He believes the fundamental purpose of HR is to help others, and to change lives for the better. He’s also passionate about purposeful leadership; listening to the needs of others, setting out to intentionally do good for others, and seeing potential in someone to help lift them up to achieve something wonderful. Read more about Christopher’s thoughts on life and leadership at chrisjorozco.com, and follow along with him on Twitter and Instagram.
Board Member St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Consultant
VPS/The Hartmann Group
Mr. Garrow has over forty years of IT experience in several industries. As a 20+ year veteran of the hospitality and gaming industry, Mr. Garrow served as Chief Information Officer in the management teams at Mohegan Sun, Turning Stone Casino, the Choctaw Casinos, and Baha Mar.
Isleta Resort and Casino
Mr. Cannaday is the Chief Financial Officer of Isleta Resort and Casino, having joined the enterprise in April of 2016. He is a member of the senior executive team and oversees all financial operations of the business including gaming, hotel & resort operations, retail activities, recreational offerings and business development activities.
Recruited by the property CEO for his ability to “be effective day one”, Scott has been instrumental in taking the lead on several major initiatives – the most prominent of which is a $40 Million casino expansion and renovation project.
Beginning his career in Wichita Falls, TX, Mr. Cannaday has over 25 years of experience in public accounting focusing his practice on the accounting, financial, and tax needs of high-wealth individuals and their related business activities. He also has a broad background in business consulting and accounting technology services.
For approximately 10 years, he also served as a consultant, senior content developer, and lead instructor for the tax software training division of A•Plus Tax, a high-end tax processing system for CPAs, tax attorneys, and the tax practice of Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Cannaday was introduced to the casino gaming market in southern Oklahoma. In only 8 years, he progressed in the gaming industry from Controller, to Director of Finance, and CFO serving in various Native American and commercial casino operations. He also has international casino experience serving as the Director of Finance and Acting VP of Finance for a luxury resort development in Nassau, Bahamas.
With this approach in mind, he supports the goal of making Isleta Resort & Casino the entertainment & hospitality destination of choice in the southwest.
American Indian Health and Family Services
Ashley Tuomi is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. She grew up in a military family traveling around the United States. When she returned to Oregon, she became very active with her tribe and participated in tribal royalty for seven years. This experience became the stepping stone to her career serving the health needs of the American Indian/Alaska Native population. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nursing home. She then went on to get her Master of Health Policy and Administration from Washington State University. During the summer she interned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working with American Indian/Alaska Native grantees. She used this experience and completed her thesis on Secondary Prevention of Diabetes Complications in AI/AN members from the Eastern Band of Cherokee and tribes in Oklahoma. Recently Ashley graduated from A.T Still University with a Doctorate in Health Sciences.
She currently serves as the Chief Executive Office of American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit Michigan. She has worked in Indian Health since 2007 in both Urban and Tribal Centers. Ashley is also the President of NCUIH and serves in many other leadership roles with the American Public Health Association and the Office of Minority Health- Regional Health Equity Council. She enjoys working with RPMS and other technology in the clinic. She has also directed a national training program in RPMS for the Urban Indian Clinics throughout the U.S.
Clinical Applications and Data Manager
Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center
Andrea Storm is the Clinical Applications and Data Manager for the Forest County Potawatomi in Northern Wisconsin. She grew up in rural South Dakota and made her way to Madison, Wisconsin to attend graduate school. After spending several years in Madison working as a Project Manager with electronic health record implementations, she moved to the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. While working at the Forest County Potawatomi Health and Wellness Center, Andrea has served as a clinical data analyst, meaningful use coordinator, and quality improvement manager. She has been involved with many projects including the implementation of new electronic health records and interfaces. Andrea enjoys collaborating with IT department and loves working in a health care setting.
Health Information Manager/CAC/RPMS Site Manager
Pit River Health Service
Mike Rogers has been a California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) for 14 years. He has worked with PRHS for 12 years in many roles. Health Informatics and Clinical Applications Coordinator are his main job duties. Mike worked with Electronic Health Record for both the PRHS sites; one in Burney, CA and the other in Alturas, CA, 90 miles away from the main facility. He has worked with UC Davis Telehealth and other Telehealth programs to bridge the gap of rural health care.
Health care has been going through some major changes in the last five years. It can be challenging or problematic to make our patients and providers comfortable with all these changes, but we have some great teams addressing these issues.
Director of Health Applications
Cherokee Nation Health Services
Toni Potts currently serves as Director of Health Applications in the Health Information Technology (Health IT ) Department for Cherokee Nation Health System, located in Tahlequah, OK. She works with a team of Clinical Applications Coordinators (CAC) building, maintaining and supporting the Cherokee Nation Electronic Health Record.
Toni began her career with Indian Health Service (IHS) in 1995 at W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah, OK, where she worked in various capacities, including Medical Records, Business Office and Health IT. Beginning in 2004, as the CAC, Toni provided support and training for the IHS-Electronic Health Record. In 2009, Toni’s role turned to CAC Manager, working with the Health IT Team, providing Health IT support to a network of nine health centers and one hospital throughout the Cherokee Nation.
Toni holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK. She is a member of the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma.
IT Database Administration Supervisor
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center
Sharon Postoak is Choctaw\Chickasaw\Mississippi Choctaw. Sharon is currently at Chickasaw Nation Medical Center as the IT Database Administration Supervisor and RPMS Site Manager. She has worked for the Chickasaw Nation for 23 years. During this time she has worn many hats. Sharon started working as Technical Support, then moved on to create the first Service Desk /Call Center for the Nations IT support in 2000 as the Technical Support Manager. She has been involved with many projects at Chickasaw Nation including the implementation of the Electronic Health Record, VistA Imaging and many third party integrations.
Senior Clinical Informatics Coordinator
Cherokee Nation Health Services
Lisa Lyon, MS, RN, CDE has been a nurse with Cherokee Nation for 15 years, with the last 8 being spent in Health IT. She is a Health IT Fellow through the Office of the National Coordinator with a strong interest in the Million Hearts Initiative. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado, obtaining a Masters in Healthcare Informatics.
Integrated Care Coordinator
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Katie Johnson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy with a Pharm D in 2004. She then joined the United States Public Health Service as a Commissioned Corps Officer and completed an ASHP Pharmacy Practice Residency at Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center in 2005. She was able to start working with RPMS EHR and informatics during this time, as Warm Springs was an early adopter of RPMS EHR.
She continued to work with the Indian Health Service in Whiteriver Indian Hospital where she worked as both a pharmacist and Clinical Applications Coordinator, gaining experience implementing RPMS EHR in new settings (Emergency Room and Inpatient). She then moved to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in 2011 to take on Meaningful Use and EHR support for the 43 Tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Senior Director IT Integrated Services
Jimmy Williams is the Senior Director, IT Integrated Services for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He joined CNO in 2012 after nearly twenty years as a technology professional in various industries.
Jimmy is responsible for leading all enterprise IT functions. Jimmy holds a BS degree in CIS from SOSU and a MS degree in Management from ERAU. He is also a member of the Choctaw Nation.
Director of IT
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Michael Serio has been working for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians for 6 years. He specializes in networking, but takes special pride in a talent he likes to call the Swiss Army Knife of IT; doing everything from help desk requests to project management for large tribal wide technology initiatives.
Charles Scharnagle is the CIO for the tribal government of the Mohegan Indians of Connecticut based in Uncasville, Ct., which serves the interests of tribal members throughout the U.S. Chuck has spent the past thirty years in the high-tech, manufacturing and government environments including the headquarters for Black & Decker, Fruit of the Loom, EMC, Pegasystems and International Power America. Chuck’s experience includes implementing disaster recovery systems, redesigning computer centers and managing international support organizations.
In Chuck’s current role, he helped to create the Judge Scoring System (patent pending) which is a new way for MMA and boxing officials to score fights. Chuck then led the team to create and patent an app which allows fight fans to score their favorite fighter.
Chuck currently serves as a member on several boards including TribalNet – the industry resource for technology professionals in the Native American industry, the MS-ISSAC – the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Centers and the CTC – the Connecticut Technology Council. Chuck holds a B.S. degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Masters in Management from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Raul has over thirty years technology and leadership experience in diverse industries, including U.S. Navy, global electronics distribution, manufacturing, retail, and most recently 16 years in local government technology leadership. He headed efforts in implementing diverse technologies supporting assorted disciplines within local government, such as public safety & emergency management, legal & judicial, public works & economic development, finance, and education.
As IT Director for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Raul leads a department of 25 supporting and providing technology services to over 1,000 government employees across multiple locations of the 23,000 tribal members. Technology services include helpdesk, project management, telecommunications, procurement, programming, and infrastructure/outside plant.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is progressive and forward looking: the first to develop a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant Enhanced Tribal Card, as well as implementation of a Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable (PIV-I) card, both in collaboration with DHS/FEMA.
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Christopher Luter, CIO, leads technology operations for the Government and Administration components of the Forest County Potawatomi Community. Christopher has a diverse back ground in both business and technology operations. His career leading technology operations has spanned numerous business verticals from government to construction and biotech to manufacturing. Christopher has lead teams which have received industry recognition for innovation, value creation through strategic application of technology and execution of leading edge thought of industry specific solutions.
Director of IT
Santa Clara Development Corporation
Chris L. Baca has over 18 years of successful IT leadership experience. Chris gained this experience while managing IT operations for different agencies for the State of New Mexico. Baca is currently serving as the Director of Information Technology for the Santa Clara Development Corporation (SCDC). SCDC owns and operates the Santa Claran Resort, the Black Mesa Golf Club, the Puye Cliff Dwellings, the Santa Clara Travel Centers, and the Big Rock Bowling Center. Previously, as a member of the SCDC Board of Directors for 12 years, Baca was instrumental in the creation and upkeep of these businesses for the Pueblo. Baca currently is a member of the IPCC/IPMI Board of Directors, which is a five member board appointed by the 19 Pueblo Governors in the State of New Mexico. This board has oversight over the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque New Mexico and the recently developed Avanyu Plaza.
Chris has earned a BA degree from the University of New Mexico. Chris and his wife Janice have two children, Jenyce and Jareth who both attend college at Northern New Mexico College.
Director of IT
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Linda M. Arredondo serves as the Director of Information Technology for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Arredondo has more than 16 years of successful IT leadership in a variety of vertical industries, including government, finance and emergency management.
As the Director of Information Technology for Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Arredondo oversees the design and management of technology infrastructure for CPN’s executive, government and judicial branches. Additionally, she provides IT leadership for CPN’s enterprise, industrial and health care initiatives.
In 2017, Arredondo received a Bachelor of Science degree in business, summa cum laude, from St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
“My approach to education is rooted in the philosophy that lifelong learning is a valuable and meaningful endeavor,” Arredondo said. “As a female tribal member working in a STEM-oriented career, I hope that my continuous learning model sets a positive example for students across Indian Country.”
VP of IT
Patrick Tinklenberg is the Vice President of Information Technology with Sycuan Casino where, for the last 4 years, he has been responsible for technology and strategy for the casino, hotel, and golf resort. Previously to this position, Patrick was the IT Director for the Barona Band of Mission Indians for 7 years where he ran the IT operations at all tribal government service facilities, government-supported enterprises, and the Barona Gaming Commission. A veteran of the IT industry for over 20 years, he has worked with companies in Transportation, Medicine, Real Estate, Government, Manufacturing, and Retail to align business objectives with technology.
Since joining the Tribal IT industry in 2005 he has facilitated projects across all areas of government and casino operations. As a gaming operations executive, he has been instrumental in the implementation of innovative loyalty programs, digital content managements systems, CRM, and a number of strategic infrastructure initiatives. Highlights of government initiatives include: reservation-wide wireless broadband, GIS mapping, electronic document management, implementation of citizen service platforms, and unified communications.
Casino Arizona/Talking Stick Resort
Mr. Santini’s tribal experience has been with the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale Arizona as their Chief Information Officer since 2009. His team oversees infrastructure, data security, data Center Operations, portfolio management, application, project management, providing desktop support and audio visual for all aspects of the gaming and non-gaming enterprise. Mr. Santini has extensive experience directing all aspects of IT and focuses on managing a cultural of change to create a professional environment based on mutual respect and open and consistent communications. Prior to Indian Gaming, Mr. Santini served 34 years in MIS, extensively with the “Big 5” major oil companies.
Prior to accepting a position at Casino Arizona centered in Information Technology, Financial Services, Strategic Planning, IT Project Office, Facilities Management and Procurement. Mr. Santini has held managing positions at Standard Oil of Ohio now BP, senior positions at Tosco, Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips and Alimentation Couche Tard (Circle K). The latter positions consisted of involvement in implementing retail automation solutions for approximately 5,000 convenience stores, truck stops, car care centers and assisting in acquisitions and divestitures as well as overseeing the disposition of the acquired/divested assets.
Mr. Santini holds a B.S. degree in Business Management, Information Services and a minor in Operations Research from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, formally known as Clarion State College, Clarion Pennsylvania.
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
My organization provides all IT support to the businesses inside the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians. In 2012 the IT organization was restructured from just the casino and some businesses to overseeing all IT operations for the tribe. I have a staff of 20 Technologists over two different geographical locations supporting over 1,200 employees in the various businesses and government along with a tribal membership of over 1,300. The tribal history of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is quite impressive and shows the resilience of the people and their culture moving forward. The story is located on their Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians website. A good resource of information showing how the tribe was forced to disband and collectively were able to reinstate their rights and work as a cooperative partner with the community.
CIO/VP of IT Services
Ram has more than 25 years of experience in IT and has worked at premier companies like Bell Labs, Compaq, Exodus Communications and AT&T wireless. Ram Patrachari is a forward looking IT entrepreneur with extensive experience in implementing and managing highly scalable information systems across a diverse portfolio. Prior to joining Viejas, Ram managed the enterprise devices segment at AT&T wireless. His responsibilities included rolling out state of the art wireless devices to the enterprise wireless segment.
In 2015 the IT team from Viejas which he leads won the Tribalnet Game Changers Technology award. In 2012, he was awarded the Top Tech Exec award by San Diego Magazine. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Information Technology Executive of the year award sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal. Also, in 2010 the Viejas Information Technology team won the 3rd Annual Tribal Technology Leadership award sponsored by Tribalnet.
Ram holds an MBA degree from Monmouth University and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Ram has also obtained credentials from the CIO Institute at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and University of Chicago’s Kellogg school of business He is a certified PMP, CISSP and a Certified ScrumMaster. He is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Director of IT
Avi Resort and Casino
Marlon Ortiz, Information Technology Professional. Creative professional with 20+ years of information technology knowledge in the gaming and hospitality industry. Highly skilled in information security, project management and planning with a strong background in data management, security, analytics and technical strategy. A proven leader who understands that the value of IT lies in delivering solutions to complex business problems within the Gaming and Hospitality Industry. A leadership style that emphasizes the development of people, processes and tools to achieve specific strategic business goals. Focused on connecting IT to other departments within the corporation and delivering effective solutions for business costs and operations. Marlon possess a Master’s in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from The Pennsylvania State University, he also has the following security Certifications; CISSP, CISM, and Security+. Previously held high level IT Management positions at American Casino and Entertainment Properties, the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, and Harrah’s Entertainment.
Executive Director of Technology Services
Chumash Casino Resort and Hotel
John Ormond is a 14 year employee of the Chumash Tribe. Starting as a support desk tech, John has held several positions in the Technology Services department leading to his current title of Executive Director of Technology Services. He is known in the gaming technology community to be a skilled practitioner in the strategic application of gaming technology.
John is a member of several professional organizations and holds certifications in multiple technology disciplines. He attended Morehouse College on a basketball scholarship and is also accomplished musician.
VP of IT
Cache Creek Casino Resort
Information Technology professional with over 30 years of experience. I have ventured into entrepreneurial and corporate endeavors that have allowed me to experience many facets of the business world. I have held positions of authority in fortune 500 companies as well as upstart high tech companies. I have proven to be a resourceful and solution driven individual that combines the technical aptitude and the management acumen which elicit an overall confidence from team members, stakeholders and business partners. My ability to understand and assess essential workflow processes and emerging technologies allow me to better address functional requirements without compromising the effectiveness of the business.
I became involved with the gaming industry in 2005 after a very distinguished career in the private sector working for the world’s number one credit card processing company and providing technology innovations that transcended their global operations.
I am currently the Vice President of Information Technology and a member of the executive team at Cache Creek Casino Resort, which is owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. It is a 415,000 square foot property that includes a well-appointed casino, luxury hotel, entertainment venue, restaurants, golf course and many other highly desirable amenities that you would expect from a full-service resort.
Chief Innovation Officer
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
Angie serves as the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV). In this position, she leads MLCV’s innovation practice across all businesses in IT Service Management, Project Management, Business Process Management and IT Management.
Angie has more than 20 years of experience in information technology industry, primarily focused on innovation and business efficiencies. Since joining the company in 1997, Angie has served in a number of executive roles including Director of Information Technology and Director of Applications. Currently, Angie is leading her team to strategically migrate all IT Services into a separate operating company, Minokaw Technologies. Minokaw Technologies provides IT Managed Services, Laserfiche software sales and consulting, general IT consulting and strategic services.
Angie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Minot State University. She holds an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certificate and is a Certified Business Resilience Manager (CBRM). She is also a member of the Help Desk Institute, the IT Service Management Forum and is a TribalNet Advisory Board Member.
Director of IT
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Amy Gates has been the Director of Information Technology for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe for the past 7 years and a member of the IT Department for over 15 years. She is responsible for coordinating the advancement and implementation of technology for the Tribal Government, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Saganing Eagles Landing Casino and most recently the economic development corporation for the tribe. She is the Chairperson of the tribe’s IT Steering Committee. Amy has been a part of opening Soaring Eagle Casino in 1996, Soaring Eagle Resort in 1998, Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in 2007, and is currently working on the opening of Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel.
Amy has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Michigan University in Computer Science. She has been a TribalNet Advisory Board Member for the past 8 years.
Director of Technical Services
Win-River Resort Casino
Christopher DeCamp has worked in the IT industry since 1996, serving in roles ranging from technical, engineering, management, and executive management. Christopher has been a part of the Win-River Resort Casino team since July of 2006. In his current position Christopher serves as the director of technical services for Win-River Resort Casino, in this role his responsibilities are directing the information technology, facilities, and housekeeping divisions as well as capital project management and construction management.
Executive Director of Casino & Hospitality Applications
Virgil began his career in Gaming in 1989 with Resorts International. During his 15-year tenure, Resorts International became Sun International then Kerzner International with properties in Atlantic City, South Africa, Dubai, Mauritius, Mexico and the Bahamas. His career there included Accounting, Cage Operations, Marketing, Operations and Information Technology.
From 2004 until 2006, Virgil worked at Barona Resort and Casino in San Diego as the Business Analyst Supervisor. During his time at Barona, they were always were looking at bleeding edge technology which resulted in a very intense development and a mature SDLC. Virgil led the conversion from IGS to Bally’s ACSC at that property in 2004 which included typical IT tasks, such as vendor management, testing, hardware requirements, etc, but also included tasks from a business standpoint (i.e. operational and marketing settings, direct user training, etc.).
In 2006, Virgil started his tenure at the Chickasaw Nation as the “IT Director of Gaming and Hospitality Applications” (and now IT Executive Director of Gaming and Hospitality Applications). His responsibilities include the Gaming Applications team, Hospitality Applications Team, POS Applications Team, Surveillance Applications/Technical Team. As a leader within the Chickasaw Nation Information Technology department, there are Gaming, Non-Gaming, Hospitality, and Surveillance responsibilities as well that include strategic, technical and transformative decisions.
Founder & Executive Officer
Michael Day is the Founder and Executive Officer of TribalHub, which includes TribalNet, TribalFocus, TribalWise and TribalValue.
Prior to his current position, Michael was the CIO and Director of Consulting Services for Cannery Casino Resorts, which grew from two to four gaming and hotel properties in Nevada and Pennsylvania during his tenure. Cannery also offered and delivered consulting services to tribal casinos.
Day gained his first professional experience while working for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians where he was an instrumental member of the management team that guided the organization’s phenomenal growth from approximately 100 employees at his start date in 1989 to more than 4000 employees before his departure in 2006.
As the Director of Information Technology for the Sault Tribe, Day was responsible for all of the technology infrastructure and design for the opening of five Kewadin Casino and Hotel properties and the Greektown Casino in Detroit, MI. Mike was a key executive involved in the opening of many additions to all of the Kewadin properties as well as over 25 other large Sault Tribe properties including Health Centers, a sports and fitness arena, gas stations, manufacturing businesses and large office complexes.
Throughout his career, Mike has maintained a passion for driving growth, opportunity and success. He is the founder of several successful businesses and organizations including TribalNet and NorthernWay. He was the driving force behind the creation of both the Native American Technology Research Center (NATRC) and the Gaming and Hospitality Research Center (GHRC).
As a member of multiple industry advisory boards, a frequent speaker at Gaming and Tribal events and a regular contributor to industry magazines, his vision and accomplishments have been recognized by many industry publications. In 2016 Day was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from his industry peers and Gaming and Leisure Magazine.
Mike received his Bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems Management and Business Administration from Lake Superior State University in 1989.
Summary: CIS Top 20 Controls, the importance of adopting a framework, and easy methods to improve visibility.
Carlos Marques, Enterprise Architect
Mr. Marques is an Enterprise Architect with Mainline from Rochester, NY. He has been working in the industry for 20 years, the first 8 with IBM, and the last 12 with Mainline. His focus includes data center technologies and services, along with emerging cloud technologies. He has worked in a number of large environments across multiple industries.
Matthew Likes, Enterprise Architect
Matthew Likes, CISSP, joined the Mainline team in January of 2017. He has spent his 20+ year career working with organizations of all shapes and sizes, including government agencies. His experience in information security dates back to the early 90’s, and he watched the threat landscape evolve. Matt is a leader in Mainline’s group, and is focused on security strategies for Mainline clients, whose needs span the entire NIST framework. He is an advocate for InfoSec within his local community and a trusted resource for vendors looking to improve their technology.
Summary: The presentation will provide an overview of the CIS Critical Security Controls (“The CIS Controls”) and how they can help any organization, including Tribal Governments, Casinos and their Healthcare organizations be better prepared to deal with today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks. The presentation will focus on the most fundamental and valuable actions that any enterprise should take. The benefit of the CIS Controls is that they align with and can map into all major compliance frameworks such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST guidelines, and the ISO 27000 series or regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, NERC CIP, FISMA. We will provide examples, at a high level, of products or services that are available in the market to help Tribal Governments, Casinos and their Healthcare organizations to address one or more of the controls.
Directory Access includes a closer look at the departmental structures, sizes, key technologies in place, and more pivotal characteristics of other tribes, casinos, and health facilities. Access contact info for your peers and connect with them directly in a variety of departments throughout tribal government, gaming, and health organizations such as: IT, Tribal Council, Gaming Executives, Health IT, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and so many more!
Summary: Handel Information Technologies has over the past decade worked with dozens of American Indian Tribes who have developed ways of using modern technology to engage with clients, integrate programs, increase collaboration, improve service delivery, and secure funding. Some of these initiatives have received national recognition for innovative approaches to addressing community needs.
This webinar will highlight case studies of several Tribes taking ownership and control of their data and will review the processes to create solutions that empower staff and improve member services.
As we have continued to work with Tribes across the country, we have recognized common goals and struggles when seeking to improve programs.
We will review common items that include the improving access to services, engaging with membership more, integrating information from multiple programs, improving and automating collaboration between staff, and enabling comprehensive reporting.
Join Even Brande, founder and CEO of Handel, to see how these tribal programs have utilized technology as a key component in becoming national models for increasing access to and success of member services.
Presentor: Even Brande, CEO of Handel IT and Assistant Lectures in Entrepreneurship at the University of Wyoming.
Presentor Bio: Even Brande is a frequent speaker on topics involving human services and information technology. As the President and CEO of Handel Information Technologies, Even has over 20 years of experience implementing information solutions for government human service agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA both from the University of Wyoming. Prior to founding Handel, Even held executive positions with Aspen Tree Software and Tandy Corporation. He is also a graduate of Leadership Wyoming, Class of 2006. His volunteer activities include serving on the Wyoming Digital Privacy Task Force, UW College of Business Advisory Board, and the State of Wyoming Information Technology Policy Council. Even is passionate about helping government agencies become more efficient and delivering better services to their constituents through better use of technology.
Summary: We’ll discuss some common challenges tribal organizations face as they struggle to manage the volume of IT incidents. The downtime associated with these incidents can directly impact your bottom line, but the damage to your brand can have lasting repurcussions. This webinar will focus on strategies for understanding and leveraging the full scope of your data to take a more proactive approach running your IT Operations. We’ll be joined by Forest Country Potawatomi who will share how they’ve deployed Splunk to monitor key systems, manage incidents, reduce troubleshooting time, and create smarter alerts to streamline processes.
Bill Babilon, Global ITOA Solutions Architect
Mr. Babilon leads Splunk’s US Public Sector practice for IT Operational Analytics (ITOA) as our Chief IT Operations Solution Architect. He has been a consumer of Splunk Enterprise since 2010 as a systems integrator and consultant to the US Federal Government. Mr Babilon has nearly 30 years of expertise in application development, IT operations and enterprise architecture. Mr. Babilon works with customers across the commercial, federal civilian, defense and intelligence communities in the areas of information technology, operations and machine learning. He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a MS in Software Engineering from George Mason University.
Summary: What is your organizations “Data Governance Policy”? How do you classify the security requirements of the data you are responsible for storing? Have you considered that “cloud” may be more secure than your current strategy in consideration of custom encryption keys and other emerging data sovereignty assurance tools? Attend this session to learn more about key actions you can take today to 1) classify your data, 2) plan its storage, access, and protection, and 3) provide your organization confidence that you have protected their information.
Dave Bailey, CTO and VP, Arctic IT
Dave has 20 years of business experience in Network/Cloud Architecture, Software Design, and Business Process Automation for both private and public-sector enterprise. Dave’s deep experience within the Microsoft Platform, Cloud Computing, and the “Internet of Things” (IoT) are displayed through a blend of hands-on technical knowledge and extensive business process management experience. Dave remains technical and adept within those applications to provide project and customer influence. Tribal Enterprise, Tribal Government, and U.S. Federal Government organizations look to Dave and the team at Arctic IT to provide expert implementations and strategy.
Summary: Recommendations for cybersecurity while traveling abroad often sound like they were taken directly from the plot of a spy movie: use clean “throw-away” devices, accounts, and passwords and assume you’ll be compromised. Similar, although slightly less scary, recommendations abound for travelers going on vacation: don’t post your location online and don’t use public WiFi. In this presentation, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) will provide insight into the targeting, theft, scams, and espionage that have driven the creation of these often-touted recommendations so you can intelligently choose which recommendations are appropriate for your level of risk.
Stacey Wright, MS-ISAC Intelligence Program Manager
Eugene Kipniss, MS-ISAC Sr. Program Specialist
Stacey A. Wright is the Senior Intel Program Manager at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where she runs the Intel Team for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). She co-developed the MS-ISAC Intel Team to focus on providing strategic and operational cyber threat intelligence to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments. As of 2017, the team publishes more than 100 formal products per year containing timely, actionable intelligence. The products provide SLTT government-focused insight on risks, actors, trends, vulnerabilities, and incident response, allowing CISOs to improve visibility, detection, accuracy, and strategically align resources to the current cyber environment. In addition to her work at CIS, Stacey teaches two graduate cybersecurity and threat intelligence classes at the State University of New York, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cyber Security. Prior to her employment at CIS, Stacey was the Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albany Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the local cyber intelligence program and served as the FBI’s liaison to the MS-ISAC. Stacey began her career as an Information Systems Specialist for the Cambridge, MA, Emergency Communications and Fire Departments. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a formally trained Intelligence Analyst and a national speaker on cybercrime.
Eugene Kipniss is a Senior Program Specialist for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a division of the Center for Internet Security. He works on the Stakeholder Engagement team with our nation’s State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) governments in order to provide them with access to the many MS-ISAC services and information products which support organizational security posture and awareness. Eugene focuses on managing the accounts of hundreds of MS-ISAC member governments and organizations across the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. Additionally, he co-chairs the MS-ISAC’s Education and Awareness working group that focuses on bringing cybersecurity knowledge to both end-users and IT staff alike.
Summary: Discussion of application and mobile device security as it relates to MAM (Mobile Application Management) and MDM (Mobile Device Management). Focus on how we can tie MDM and MAM together whether you have an MDM solution in place or not. Identity management will also be a crucial part of this discussion.
Presenter: Thom Oaks, Microsoft Technical Specialist Threat Intelligence
Bio: Thom Oaks is a Technical Solution Specialist supporting Enterprise Mobility and Security featuring Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, Azure Rights Management and Intune. I’ve worked at Microsoft for over 11 years in both Services and Sales supporting all facets of the Federal Government. Before focusing on Security, Identity and Mobility, I’ve enjoyed learning Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and most recently Azure.
Offered by: Cylance
Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 1:00pm EST
Malware has transformed from its birth as a simple self-replicating worm to world conquering Ransomwares like WannaCry. Take a walk through the evolutionary process as we discuss how Ransomware has evolved from a tool created by governments to a weapon used by criminals into a commodity available to anyone with a Tor browser. Do you have the right tools to protect yourself? If you do… wouldn’t you rather prevent it from coming near you at all? Find out how…
Presenter: Matt Stephenson, Sr. Security Technologist
Matt is a Sr. Security Technologist at Cylance. While he’s not entirely sure what that means, he lives on the front lines of the war on cybersecurity and cybercrime. Having spent time in the storage and security world on the user, manufacturer and partner sides of the data protection conversation, he has seen bad guys coming from many different directions.
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