The Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) is a public-private, nonprofit collaboration created to meet the challenges facing millions of individuals and businesses affected each and every day by cybercrime. CSN has been funded through the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime and partnered with local United Way 211 centers to create the first-ever cybercrime support hotlines in several states. In addition to the hotline, CSN created FraudSupport.org to serve victims online. This resource database has guidance on immediate steps and information to help victims “Report, Recover, and Reinforce” after cybercrime hits. CSN is building the national structure to ensure cybercrime victims have a clear path to services.

Kristin Judge
CEO/President, Cybercrime Support Network

Kristin Judge was elected to serve as a Washtenaw County Commissioner in 2008 and supported the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in growing cybersecurity outreach to state and local government officials. After elected office, she worked at the Center for Internet Security, focusing on connecting state and local governments to federal services and technology needed to improve cyber security.

As Director of Government Affairs at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Kristin worked with Google, FTC, FBI, SBA, DHS, NIST, congressional leaders and other key stakeholders across the country to educate consumers and businesses how to protect sensitive data.

As a thought leader, Kristin has been seen on the C-SPAN Network, local news outlets and called on by technology publications like SC Magazine and Government Technology to share best practices for online safety; being named an SC Media “Women in IT Security Influencer” in 2017. She is a national speaker, sharing cybersecurity best practices with elected officials, businesses and consumers.

To address the needs of cybercrime victims, Kristin founded the nonprofit Cybercrime Support Network (cybercrimesupport.org) and works with federal, state and local law enforcement and consumer protection agencies to help consumers and small businesses affected by cybercrime.



This keynote session will address “The Well-Meaning Insider Threat” or the simple means by which we compromise our work systems through errors of omission or commission.  We have reached out to our employees through information assurance courses, newsletters and discussions to stress the importance of employing proper cyber hygiene at the workplace and at home.  Why do we still have problems protecting our systems?


Major General John F. Nichols

Major General John F. Nichols was the Adjutant General, Texas from February 16, 2011 until February 1, 2019, and now works at the Texas Department of Public Safety as the Homeland Security Senior Analyst. General Nichols received his commission in 1979 through the United States Air Force Academy. His flying assignments included the being an Instructor Pilot in the T-38, flying F-16s . He was then assigned to Headquarters, Air Staff, Directorate of Operations, for Project Checkmate at Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. General Nichols joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard in 1992. He has been Chief of Wing Weapons and a Fighter Wing Operations Group Commander. General Nichols joined the Texas Air National Guard in April of 2000, where he was the Vice Commander of the 149th Fighter Wing. General Nichols is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in fighter aircraft. His most recent assignment was Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Texas National Guard.



On May 28, 2019 Jackson County, Texas fell subject to a ransomware attack.  County officials attempted to have access returned, but the hackers refused and instead demanded a ransom payment for the hostage computers and their data.  Judge Jill S. Sklar will take an in depth look at the County’s response, recovery, and lessons learned as a result of this cyber disaster.


Judge Jill Sklar

Jill S. Sklar began her first term as Jackson County Judge in January of 2019.  Prior to being elected, Judge Sklar spent ten years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Attorney General of Texas.  As an Assistant Attorney General, she managed the Regional Field Office in Victoria, Texas.  She has an Agricultural Degree from Texas A&M University and she received her Law Degree from the University of Houston Law Center.  Judge Sklar and her husband Shane reside in Edna, Texas with their three children Maggie, John Rhett, and Vivian.  When she’s not at the courthouse, Judge Sklar enjoys hunting and spending time with family on the family farm.



Communicating about technology with the business side of your agency can be a challenge, particularly in a world of acronyms and technical jargon.  The key to leadership adoption of technology comes through being able to effectively communicate the value and solutions technology can offer to business challenges.  Learn from experts who have extensive experience in communicating with state and federal leadership on technology issues.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM
Welcome Remarks
9:00 AM
Tuesday Morning Keynote
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
State Cybersecurity Workforce: the Current Landscape and What's on the Horizon
Herding Cats, Not Driving Cattle, Developing a Common Risk Reporting Framework Across a Diverse System
Defending Ransomware Through Effective Vulnerability Risk Management
Security For, From and In the Cloud: Tales from the Front Lines
From ‘Fog of War’ to Reducing Noise in Daily Operations (Cyber Intelligence)
11:30 AM
Tuesday Lunch & Keynote
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gamification of Security Awareness: Escape Rooms
20/20 Vision - Where are you on your digital risk management journey?
Vendor Risk Management
Texas Enterprise Identity Platform
Ransomware 2019: A Texas Response
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Millenials Ruin Everything: Building & Keeping an Elite InfoSec Team
Is Your Security Model Evolving?
Cisco Umbrella Threat Intelligence: Investigate Attacks Like Never Before (SOC)
Practical Attacks Using Deepfake Technologies
A Geopolitical Approach to Predicting the Cyber Threat Landscape in 2020 and Beyond: Analysis of Cyberwarfare Threats from China and Iran
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Break - Exhibit Hall Open
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gaining C-Level Buy In and Support
Identifying and Securing Critical Data Assets
The Texas Cyber War of 2020: How Texas State and Local Agencies Can Prepare by Driving IT Hygiene Across Their Organizations
Understanding Third Party Risk in the Cloud
Cyber Houston Model: Leveraging Civic and Business Leadership
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:45 AM
Welcome Remarks
9:00 AM
Wednesday Morning Keynote:
10:00 AM
Break - Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Psychology Behind Building a Remarkable Security Awareness Program
Lessons Learned from 10+ Years of Security Integration & Automation with Panopticon at UT Austin
Incident Response - All Hands on Deck
Proactive Protection: Cybersecurity Through Machine Learning and Analytics
The Importance of Information Sharing and Creation of K12-ISAC/ISAO/SOC
11:30 AM
Wednesday Lunch & Keynote:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
State Organization Level Tabletop Exercise
Stat Organization Level Tabletop Exercise
DHS Incident Management Workshop
State Organization Level Tabletop Exercise
Local Organization Level Tabletop Exercise