With the 2023-2024 season just around the corner, we are thrilled to present an exciting lineup of events featuring renowned speakers who will undoubtedly engage and enlighten our club members. While some high-powered speakers are finalizing their schedules, we’re committed to promptly communicating the specific dates as they are confirmed. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:
As ever-changing as the topic itself can be, we are proud to announce the details on what will surely be a topical and engaging event. With the help of Nichols College and their Graduate Studies Department, we proudly present an evening like none other, featuring:
Stephanie Helm, Director of MassCyberCenter at MassTech: Ms. Helm 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), Ms. Helm held positions in Information Operations, Cryptology and Intelligence throughout her impressive career. Spanning 29 Years as an active duty Naval officer, Ms. Helm’s assignments included 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.
Paul Rosenzweig, Principal at Red Branch Consulting, a firm specializing in homeland security and data privacy consulting. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Rosenzweig is a Professorial Lecturer in Law 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 from The Great Courses, Thinking About Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare; The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You; and a new release Investigating American Presidents.
Tiffany O. Kleemann, Clients & Markets Leader, Cyber & Strategic Risk at Deloitte: A 20-year information technology executive with experience at the White House, U.S. Military, and both large and startup technology companies, Ms. Kleemann brings 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, Ms. Kleemann is also the former CEO of Distil Networks, an application security company, and President & COO of NS8, an online fraud prevention company.
This decorated panel of industry experts will be moderated by newly appointed President of Nichols College, Glenn Sulmasy. Mr. Sulmasy is the former Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Bryant College and a lecturer at the UCONN School of Law and University of California Berkeley. A Harvard Kennedy School National Security and Human Rights Fellow, Mr. Sulmasy is also a visiting fellow at the National Security Law Institute at Scalia Law School (GMU).
We are very excited to see you in person! The AC Marriott in downtown Worcester will host us for this inaugural event of the season. With that said, we are also offering a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. We cannot be sure about the specific mask requirement for the evening until we get closer to the event, but at this time, masks are required indoors in the City of Worcester unless eating or drinking.