Beers with Engineers Special Virtual Edition: From the Frontlines: Security Expert Panel

When: August 10, 2021 3:30PM ET – 4:30PM ET
Location: Virtual
Beers with Engineers Webinar

If the recent news about cyber-attacks wasn’t enough, a report recently released by Ball State Universities Center for Information and Communication Sciences found that the following threats stood out as the most damaging to businesses in 2020; Social Engineering, Ransomware, DDoS Attacks, Compromised Third-Party Software and Cloud Computing Vulnerabilities. We will hear from our panel of security and technology experts and get their opinions, outlooks, and observations on the cybersecurity trends and tips that will shape the next decade.

About the speakers:

Steve Brining- Technology Evangelist, Acronis

Steve Brining serves as the partner technology evangelist for Acronis Cyber Protect at Acronis. Prior to Acronis, Mr. Brining honed his skills for over 25 years as a cybersecurity expert at PatchLink, McAfee, BeyondTrust, and other technology companies. Mr. Brining holds a Master’s in Business Administration in E-Business and Masters in Science in Technology and Innovation Management with specialization in Cybersecurity and is a Commanding Officer in the Arizona Army National Guard.

Dr. Dennis A. Trinkle- Director, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University

Dennis Trinkle is the Director for the Center of Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) and Director of the Applied Research Institutes at Ball State University. Dr. Trinkle brings a diverse multi-sector leadership background to his leadership of CICS, where he also holds the rank of Professor of Information Sciences and Communication.

Cyrus Green- Graduate Assistant, Ball State University

Cyrus Green is a Graduate Assistant for the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University. Prior to attending Ball State, Cyrus obtained a B.A. in International Studies from Miami University, where he was the recipient of a 2020 Fulbright Award. He is a 2021 Fulbright-Hays Fellow and a Technology Analyst at Accenture Federal Services.

Trevor Bidle- Chief Information Security Officer, US Signal

Trevor Bidle is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for US Signal where he is responsible for Information Security, Security Operations, IT Risk, Governance, Data Privacy, and Business Continuity Planning to protect US Signal and Customer data. In this role, Bidle also provides US Signal customers with virtual CISO services including gap assessments, strategic security planning, and best practice assessments. In his 26 years of experience, Bidle has held leadership roles in Security, Internal Audit, Information Technology, and Cloud & Network Engineering.

*Attend live for a chance to win some awesome raffle prizes like a Nintendo Switch!