Learn how the business community and Florida government are planning the protection and resiliency of critical state infrastructure from major cyberattacks, and on Day 2 you can learn how to meet new DoD requirements for cybersecurity, including the DFARS regulations and DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards.


Day 1 — October 18 — Location: Port Tampa Bay

The Forum will provide attendees with information on how the business community is reacting and preparing their companies for cyber threats and attacks. Additionally, we will hear from some of Florida’s important business leaders, cybersecurity experts and lawmakers on the current and future assistance available to comply with cybersecurity requirements. Although we will cover Florida’s industries as a whole, we will focus on critical state infrastructure, supply chain and transportation logistics and the challenges that they face with regard to data protection.


Day 2 — October 19 — Location: Port Tampa Bay

We will focus on the new federally mandated Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program (CMMC) set to become effective this year for companies who do business with the Department of Defense (DoD). The intent of the CMMC is to combine various current cybersecurity standards into one unified standard for cybersecurity. The CMMC will also measure the maturity of a company’s cybersecurity practices and processes through an independent auditing process. It will serve as a framework to protect sensitive unclassified information under the control of a DoD Contractor. This discussion will be brought to attendees by the authors and consultants of the standards themselves.


Confirmed Speakers

Janet Nunez
Lieutenant Governor

Ashley Moody
Attorney General of Florida

Jamie Grant
Chief Information Officer

Rep. Mike Giallombardo
(R – Cape Coral)


Mayor Jane Castor
City of Tampa

Ryan Bonner
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Alan Davis
Chief Executive Officer, CONNEX Marketplace

Peter Levesque
President, Ports America


Admiral Mike McConnell
Executive Director, Cyber Florida

Mike Phillips
Special Agent in Charge, FDLE – Office of Statewide Investigative Services

Boe Quisenberry
Director of IT, WWC Global

Carren Rieger
President & CEO, Concertium IT


Armando Seay
Co-Founder & Director, Maryland Innovation & Security Institute

Andrew Sekela
Acting Supervisory Special Agent, Private Sector Coordinator, Squad 11/FBI Tampa

Jeremy Turner
Head of Threat Intelligence, Coalition, Inc.

Richard Wakeman
Senior Director – Aerospace & Defense, Azure Global Engineering





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