Nichols College sponsors cybersecurity summit featuring former White House officials

November 2, 2021

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College is sponsoring “An Evening with Some of the Best and Brightest in the World of Cybersecurity,” a meeting of the Worcester Economic Club on Wednesday, November 3, at the AC Marriott in downtown Worcester.

The cybersecurity summit will feature a panel of distinguished industry experts with experience in the upper echelons of government service who were invited by Nichols President Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M. Sulmasy, an acclaimed national security law expert, will moderate the evening’s discussion.

Paul Rosenzweig, a principal at Red Branch Consulting, a firm specializing in homeland security and data privacy consulting, is former deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Department of Homeland Security. He is a law lecturer at George Washington University and a senior fellow with the Tech, Law & Security Program at American University. He is also the author of “Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace are Challenging America and Changing the World” and of three video lecture series on cybersecurity and big data, as well as a new release Investigating American Presidents, from The Great Courses,

Tiffany O. Kleemann is clients & markets leader for cyber & strategic risk at Deloitte. She is a 20-year information technology executive with experience at the White House, U.S. military, and both large and startup technology companies, with a proven track record of elevating cybersecurity brands and maximizing revenue through sustainable, scalable growth strategies, lean operational processes, and remarkable business transformations. Formerly responsible for developing cyber strategy, policies/messages as deputy chief of staff of cyber security and critical infrastructure protection at the White House, Kleemann is also the former CEO of Distil Networks, an application security company, and president & COO of NS8, an online fraud prevention company.

The panel will also feature Stephanie Helm, director of MassCyberCenter at MassTech. She directs the efforts of the MassCyberCenter at Mass Tech Collaborative, which promotes cybersecurity ecosystem and workforce development efforts and assists with cyber resiliency planning across the commonwealth. Previously, as a captain in restricted line (information warfare), Helm held positions in information operations,

cryptology and intelligence throughout her career. She was an active duty naval officer for 29 years with assignments in Navy staff OPNAV N3/N5, CENTCOM, Second Fleet, National Security Administration, and several special naval security groups. Additional direct experience includes a stint in NETSIMCO at the Naval War College War Gaming Department, where she integrated cyberspace operations into war game events.

The program is held in conjunction with the Nichols College Graduate School, which offers a highly ranked Master of Science in Counterterrorism.

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