Cybersecurity Seminar

JUNE 20, 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

Holmes Murphy
Carrier Access IT

Understanding Security Breaches

Risks from Insider Threats and External Hackers

Join industry leaders for a half-day cybersecurity seminar, featuring a live security breach demonstration and panel discussion. Ask security questions to key advisors from Pratum, Ingram Micro, Holmes Murphy, and BrownWinick Law Firm. Gain insight into the difficult journey organizations take when faced with a breach. Understand how to respond when a breach occurs at your company.

Recommended Attendees:

CEOs / CISOs / CFOs and Business Leaders
IT Managers and Security Leaders


Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Check-in & Networking: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
501 1st Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA


(Breakfast provided compliments of Carrier Access IT and Pratum)


8:00a.m. to 8:30a.m. | Registration, Breakfast, & Networking

Come early, grab a bite to eat, and network with local technology and security professionals.

8:30a.m. to 9:00a.m. | Cybersecurity Update presented by Dave Nelson, CISSP

Dave will provide an update on current cyber-threats.

9:00a.m. to 9:15a.m. | What Do Fairy Tales and Security Have in Common? by Gary Witt

During this brief overview, Gary will discuss how threats are getting smarter and how Cisco Umbrella stacks up.

9:15a.m. to 10:00a.m. | Live Security Breach Demonstration by Steve Healey, C|EH

During this presentation, Steve will demonstrate how a hacker can take over a computer without the victim knowing. This presentation will provide insight into the threats that are facing your organization. You will leave this session with an understanding of how you and your employees can fend off hackers and secure your sensitive data.

10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. | Panel Discussion — Responding to a Breach

Do you have a list of security questions you want to ask but don't have the right person on your team to answer them? If so, ask our panel of security professionals.

Panel Moderator: Dave Nelson, CISSP, President and CEO at Pratum

  • Steve Healey, C|EH, Chief Technology Officer at Pratum
  • James L. Pray, Attorney at BrownWinick Law Firm
  • Miles Weis, AFSB, Assistant VP, Executive Risk Practice Leader at Holmes Murphy
  • Thomas Norman, CPP/PSP at Ingram Micro


Davie Nelson, Pratum President

Dave Nelson, CISSP

President at Pratum

Dave is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with 20 years of experience and a Fellow with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He has lead technology organizations in both the public and private sector. Prior to founding Pratum, he most recently was the Chief Information Security Officer for a leading health informatics company. He also managed an information security group for a top 5 U.S. banking organization, was the CIO for a higher education institution and served as the information security officer for one of the largest municipal governments on the east coast. Dave received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Information Systems from Excelsior College. He has also taught and developed information technology curriculum at the post-secondary level, is a published author and speaker at national conferences.

Thomas Norman

Gary Witt

Director of Network Technology, Carrier Access IT

Gary Witt has 30+ years of IT experience and 20+ years of Cisco experience. For the past 12 years, Gary led a team of eight system engineers at Cisco and has worked with various clients including many fortune 500 companies and hospitals across the region. Gary’s designs covered many aspects of networking including Cisco voice, call center technology, wireless, UCS, and security. Gary has held his R/s CCIE for 20+ years and currently holds a CCIE in Emeritus status.

Steve Healey, Pratum CTO

Steve Healey, C|EH

CTO at Pratum

Steve is a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) with over 10 years of technology and security experience. He has extensive experience with network and web application penetration testing, social engineering, forensics and security architecture. Steve currently leads the Managed Security Services division at Pratum including managed SIEM, vulnerability scanning as well as penetration testing services and incident response. Steve is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

James Pray

James L. Pray

Attorney, BrownWinick Law Firm

James L. Pray is a partner with the BrownWinick law firm and practices in the firm’s energy and infrastructure department, and is chair of the firm’s environmental practice group.

Jim serves as the firm’s Chief Information Officer, guiding the firm’s IT department, leading the firm’s security program, and managing vendor relations and contracts. He is regularly requested by banks, credit unions, pension administrators, and businesses to provide legal assistance in responding to malicious hacks and cyber-attacks. In that capacity he works with IT forensic specialists. He has also represented IT professionals who have been sued or accused of exceeding their authorization under federal criminal statutes protecting critical federal and private computing and networking infrastructure and has defended or prosecuted property loss claims arising from hacking or software defects in federal court. He published one of the first warnings about the legal implications of distributed computing in an article published in 1997.

Since 2006, Jim has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® for Environmental Law and in 2013 was named Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law.

Jim received his B.S., magna cum laude, in 1980 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa in 1984. He was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1985.

Miles Weis

Miles Weis

AVP, Executive Risk Practice Leader PC, Holmes Murphy & Associates

As an Assistant Vice President, Executive Risk Practice Leader, Miles Weis leads the charge in providing education, expertise, industry knowledge, and the most comprehensive insurance solutions to our Holmes Murphy clients.

Miles delivers educational seminars on executive risk topics for clients and employees. He also teaches Continuing Education (CE) courses on subjects including cyber liability, directors and officers, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, porfessional liability, crime insurance, and kidnap and ransom insurance.

Miles holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa. He also minored in German and received his International Business Certificate. Miles has earned his Associate in Fidelity & Surety Bonding (AFSB) designation and holds a certificate in Professional Liability Insurance from the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). He’s also a member of PLUS.

Prior to joining Holmes Murphy, Miles worked at Travelers Insurance in several roles, including leading and managing a team of executive risk underwriters. In this role, he was tasked with underwriting and designing executive risk insurance programs for the company’s clients’ needs.

Thomas Norman

Thomas Norman, CPP/PSP

Global Cyber Security Consultant, Ingram Micro

Thomas Norman, CPP/PSP is an internationally acclaimed security consultant with experience in the USA, Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Mr. Norman has expertise in Cyber Security & Cyber War Defense Planning, Integrated Security Master Planning, Crime Prevention, Anti-terrorism, Threat Assessment, Security Cost/Benefit Analysis, and Threat/Countermeasure Balancing.

Over 35 years experience in design, construction management and commissioning of highly integrated security, Security Digital Video, Access Control, Door Hardware, Parking, and Fiber Backbone Data/Voice/Video and Information Technology Security Systems coordination.

Mr. Norman is an award winning author of security industry books.

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