Homeland Security & Cyber
Symposium 2021

Join expert Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement professionals presenting on the latest threats and solutions. Presented by NetSecure and The Homeland Security Defense Group.
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Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center

Homeland Security & Cyber Symposium 2021

NetSecure, our sponsors, and The Homeland Security Defense Group invite senior IT leadership, business executives, government leaders and other non-vendor and consultant professionals to our Homeland Security & Cyber Symposium 2021. This is an invitation-only, eye-opening day of education and intrigue featuring expert Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement professionals presenting on the latest threats and solutions.

As an attendee, you will undoubtedly come away with actionable knowledge that will help you to better understand the reality of today’s cyber threats. Our presenters will provide history, forward looking predictions, and recommendations to help you defend yourself, your business, and your families.

You will spend the day learning the high-level actions that today’s executive and government leaders must take. Speakers will share the important questions you must ask when it comes to cyber defense and security, and ways you can mitigate potential losses. Our goal is to equip all attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to not only recognize and respond to threats, but to be ready to lead when the inevitable happens.

Note: This is an in-person event only. We welcome all end-user business or technology leadership professionals, government IT or city/state executives, elected officials, managers, and all other NON-vendor or NON-tech consultant professionals.

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center

24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692


You must register first & then receive confirmation to attend if qualified.

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Speakers and Topics:

Keynote Speaker - Kevin Rupp, Terrorism & Security Expert

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Kevin is an experienced operations manager with a history in US intelligence, diplomacy and global security. He has worked on the front lines of counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, counter-narcotics and threat abatement in remote parts of Southeast Asia and throughout Afghanistan, including alongside SEAL Team 6. During Kevin’s nearly 20 years of Federal Government service – which included intelligence, military, law enforcement, diplomacy and global project management – he was a subject matter expert, analyst, briefer and program manager for counter-terrorism tactics.

Kevin’s advice and leadership has been repeatedly sought by federal agencies, federal law enforcement, local law enforcement, the intelligence community, and multiple special operations military teams. In recent years, Kevin has designed informant and source acquisition tactics for clients, primarily against the terrorism and criminal gang targets; he has helped extract and elucidate indicators of workplace threats or misalignments with company culture; he led executive protection projects and curb-to-core security operations and training; and he managed discreet cyber projects targeting hackers.

Sheriff-Coroner, OC Sheriff’s Department

Don Barnes

Remarks on OC Public Safety and HLS focused Initiative

Brian Keith - U.S. DHS, PSA, Los Angeles

Protective Security Advisor, CISA, U.S. DHS

Brian Keith

Infrastructure Protection & Cybersecurity

Cyber Investigator, OC Intelligence Assessment Center

Lance Larson

Cyber Threat Update

Frank Ury - OCTA Board and Former Mayor

Director, Santa Margarita Water District

Frank Ury

Agency Shared Services, Cyber JPA

Principal, EPIC Insurance

David McNeil

Topic Coming Soon

President, KME Systems

Mark Essayian

Cybersecurity Questions CEOs Need to Ask

Chairman, Homeland Security Defense Group

Kevin McDonald

Topic Coming Soon

Pierson Claire

Managing Director, Kroll

Pierson Clair

The Science of Incident Response: Modern Threats

Global Product Security Director, Danaher Corporation

Scott Nichols

Product Security Defined

IT Director, NetSecure

Len Tateyama

Ransomware Rescue

Co-Founder & VP Americas, LMNTRIX

Hamlet Khodaverdian

Topic Coming Soon


Speaker TBD

Threat Hunting at the Edge & Beyond

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