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Cybersecurity and the Law - What you Should Know

Stephen Black  photoStephen Black

Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation, Texas Tech School of Law
Prior to moving to Texas, Professor Black taught at Brigham Young University, LSU, Syracuse University, the University of Idaho, and the University of Washington Foster School of Business. His primary areas of speaking, teaching and research involve entrepreneurship, US and international taxation, IP taxation, and ethics within the tax profession.

Before he began teaching, Professor Black was a principal shareholder in a tax boutique, where he was involved in domestic and international tax planning, and represented individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies. He is a frequent speaker in the U.S. and Asia on topics involving the intersection of intellectual property, business, and taxation, and is currently serving with the Publications Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation.

Professor Black has been cited in Forbes, and his articles have been published in the National Law Journal, the William Mitchell Law Review, the BYU Journal of Public Law, the St. Mary's Law Journal, and Tax Notes, among others, and he is one of the authors of the treatise, Family Law in Utah.

Professor Black received a B.S. from Brigham Young University, a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, and an LL.M in Taxation from the University of Washington. He has been named a Visiting Scholar at the National University of Singapore, Division of Engineering & Technology Management, and is a member of the Tax Advisory Board of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

He is married with four children, and spends equal amounts of time chaperoning youth camps, teaching himself web programming, and as the ukulele accompaniment to a troupe of hula dancing 11 year olds.

Cybersecurity law focuses on 1) privacy, 2) criminal behavior, and 3) liability (the regulation of data protection).  Infosec professionals need to know about each facet, and this keynote will share stories and insight about where the law is going
Superhero Leadership: How Everyday People Can Have An Extraordinary Impact

Brett Culp photoBrett Culp

Filmmaker and Speaker Who Documents the Positivity of the Human Experience
Brett is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of the not-for-profit, The Rising Heroes Project. He is known for the films, Legends of the Knight, and his latest, Look to the Sky, both of which explore the power of heroic stories and heroic individuals to inspire us to believe in a better tomorrow. His films are featured on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and other top digital platforms.

Through his groundbreaking non-profit documentary work, Brett has pioneered the art of creating “mini-movements” that inspire the super-human spirit in us all. His unique approach to community-building and relationship-driven engagement invite people to connect with a noble vision and make a difference together.

Passionate, energetic, and engaging, Brett encourages audiences to find the superhero within and their own path to “everyday leadership.” His insights on connecting individuals to an organization's mission and goals resonate, help us realize our greatest personal and business potential, and renew our collective sense of hope for the future and belief that our efforts can make an impact.

Leadership starts with the ability to look at every challenge—even the mundane tasks—as an opportunity to make a positive impact.

Brett shares powerful stories from his filmmaking adventures of ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things. He demonstrates how everyone has the opportunity and capacity to embrace leadership and make an impact. By learning to see themselves as leaders contributing to a noble, shared vision, attendees will feel empowered to bring greater confidence and enthusiasm to their everyday tasks. This shift in perspective ignites the heroic spirit in audiences, equipping them to bring the truest, most powerful view of themselves to every aspect of their work and life.
No Cost Cyber Resources in Support to Critical Infrastructure, Information Sharing, and Incident Response

George W. Reeves  photoGeorge W. Reeves

Cyber Security Advisor, Region VI | South Texas Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
George Reeves is a Cyber Security Advisor for the South Texas district with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications. His program works to foster collaboration and coordination on cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response, and to provide cyber security resources, including training, exercises, and assessments, in support of the nation's Critical Infrastructure Key Resource sectors and with state and local government.

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