Missouri Cybersecurity Conference

October 25, 2023

8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Harry S. Truman Building
Conf. Rm 490/492
301 W. High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

The 2023 Missouri Cybersecurity Conference hosted by the OA-ITSD Office of Cyber Security will be held as an in-person event only. No virtual attendance option will be provided. We apologize for the late notice. There is still space to attend the event in person. You may register for the in-person event.


  • Learn how the office of cyber security protects Missouri citizen data.
  • Hear from the managers of each cyber security team and the security protections each team provides:

Security Infrastructure

Security Operation Center

Risk Management

Disaster Recovery

Identity Access Management

  • Get an overview of our Zero Day protection strategy
  • Learn about the state’s cloud security as part of our digital modernization efforts
  • Hear real life use cases from our security vendors
  • Learn about our partnership with the Office of Homeland Security and cybersecurity grant funding opportunities.



Leadership Kickoff – Theme: Protecting State of Missouri Assets and Citizens


  • CISO Jim Garrett
  • Acting CIO John Laurent


Office of Cyber Security Team – Theme: How We Serve Citizens Day In and Day Out


  • Shawn Ivy –Infrastructure
  • Jeff Arnel –Security Operations
  • Theresa Frommel –Risk Management
  • Craig Davenport –Disaster Recovery
  • Greg Colvin – Identity Access Management




Office of Cyber Security – Theme: Roadmap to Zero Day Protection

  • Presenter – Jim Garrett CISO


Office of Cyber Security – Theme: Roadmap to Cloud Security Protection

  • Presenter – Megan Stokes, Enterprise Cloud Security Manager


Cyber Security Partners – Theme: How Partner Services Protect Our Assets


Threat Briefing on State Attacks – From a Seasoned Government CISO

Vendor – Crowdstrike

Presenter – Victoriano Casas

Victoriano Casas III is a native Texan with a bachelor’s in business administration (BBA) degree from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in Management Information Systems (MIS) with an emphasis in computer systems programming. Victoriano served as TAMUCC’s student body president his senior year and was elected to serve on the distinguished Texas A&M System chancellor’s student advisory board. Victoriano also holds a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) with an emphasis on government information systems from Texas State in San Marcos, where he authored: An Information Security Risk Assessment Model for Public and University Administrators.

Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Victoriano was the CISO and DMO (Data Management Officer) at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Victoriano has also served as CISO for the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services, the Employees Retirement System of Texas and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Victoriano also worked at a handful of private sector companies, including Deloitte and Touche as a cybersecurity specialist master and global cybersecurity operations manager for SunPower, Inc.

Victoriano is the founder of the Texas Government CISO Roundtables. Victoriano is active in his community, serving three years on the executive committee of his local PTA and was presented as the parent ambassador of his school, an award given out by the principal to only one parent each year. Victoriano is on the architectural control committee at his HOA, a former coach at the YMCA, an archery master and past den leader at his local cub scout pack. Victoriano was invited as a distinguished speaker at USAA, has spoken at various cyber security conferences from San Jose, California to San Antonio, Texas.


Threat Researcher’s Guide to the Threat Landscape

Vendor – Palo Alto

Presenter – Kyle Wilhoit

Kyle Wilhoit is an internationally recognized security researcher and threat research leader with more than a decade of experience helping research teams deliver original and organized threat intelligence and research. In his current role as Director, Threat Research on Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, Kyle is responsible for leading teams of world renowned threat researchers that identify, track and unearth technical intelligence related to actor groups present in hack tools, attack frameworks, targeted attack campaigns, and malware families.

At his previous role at Palo Alto Networks, Kyle was a Principal Threat Researcher, focusing on nation state actors and their related tactics, techniques, and procedures. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Kyle performed a litany of research roles focusing specifically on threat hunting, malware analysis and research at companies such as Domaintools, Trend Micro, Fireeye and others.

Kyle has presented at over 50 cybersecurity conferences around the globe, with Kyle actively serving on the Review Board for Blackhat US since 2017, where he’s responsible for assisting in the selection of several conference tracks. Kyle has consulted several worldwide governmental bodies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), US Congress, the US Department of Commerce and others. His research has supported investigative stories in several publications, including ABC, CNN, BBC, CNN, The New York Times, WIRED, MIT Technology, and many additional outlets. Additionally, Kyle is a co-author on two books- Hacking Exposed Industrial Control Systems: ICS and SCADA Security Secrets & Solutions in addition to the book Operationalizing Threat Intelligence: A guide to developing and operationalizing cyber threat intelligence programs.


Break For Lunch


Cyber Security Partners – Theme: How Partner Services Protect Our Assets


Is Identity the New Perimeter?

Vendor – OKTA

Presenter – Steve Caimi

Steve Caimi is the Senior Principal, US Public Sector at Okta. He is passionate about strengthening our nation’s security and economy through IT modernization, cyber best practices, and regulatory compliance. He is laser-focused on the vital role of secure identity in today’s digital-first world. 

Before joining Okta, Steve worked to improve public and private sector security through roles in product marketing, product management, sales engineering, and solution architecture at Cisco, HP Enterprise Security, CA Technologies, UUNET Technologies, and Citigroup.

He earned a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


The Essentials of Ransomware Prevention

Vendor – Tenable

Presenter – Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen is the Public Sector Business Development Executive at Tenable, where he develops strategic cybersecurity initiatives and supports programs in federal, state, and local markets. Prior to joining Tenable in 2017, Chris served in a broad range of leadership roles in Public Sector IT contracting, including business operations, contract and program management, and business development. Chris began his professional career as an officer in the U.S. Navy. After leaving active service, he continued to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve, retiring at the rank of Captain. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Chris also holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.




2024 Cyber Security Grant Funding, Partnership with State of Missouri

  • Partnership – Office of Homeland Security
  • Presenters – Director Kylie Dickneite and Specialist Angie Robinson


Closing Remarks

  • Shawn Ivy, Deputy CISO