Hosted by Dr. Jean Garrison, Malcolm Wallop Civics Engagement Project
This year’s Cybersecurity Conference has an entire morning focusing the rights, duties, privileges, and obligations of citizens in the context of security. As citizens of the US, we have the privilege of clean water and uninterrupted fuel supplies, yet it is truly the duty and obligation of citizens to ensure that privilege. And this is the theme that the CyberWyoming Alliance’s board wanted to convey with the conference.
Day 1, October 6 – Misinformation Affects Us All
It is our civic responsibility to be discerning about the information we digest. A news reporter once said to me “local news sources are trustworthy because if they get something wrong they know their community will be breathing down their neck.” True, yet local newspapers are struggling in the face of online apps, social media, and online digests. It is easier today to choose your news source to reinforce, rather than challenge, your opinion. Yet, at the conference this year misinformation will be discussed at the local and national level. Here are just some of the sessions.
Healthcare Costs: Myths and Realities in Wyoming
Senate Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss
Josh Hannes, Wyoming Hospital Association
Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Reporter
Larry Kirven, Retired WWAMI Executive Director
Fake News at Home – Does Wyoming Really Exist?
Jake Goodrick, Gillette News Record
Discussing misinformation in the news and the article he wrote about the QAnon theory that Wyoming doesn’t exist.
Wyoming Business & Misinformation: A real business email compromise and individual fraud stories from Sheridan
Ryan Johnson, Systems Administrator, Frontier Asset Management
Corporal Doug Sanders, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office
Day 2, October 7 – Security, Our State & Nation
Dr. Jean Garrison, Director of the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Project, will host the entire morning and discuss the Wallop Project and how it’s intent is to raise Civics scores and engagement throughout the State of Wyoming. This morning will touch on local scams that communities see, critical infrastructure in Wyoming, and connecting Wyoming’s security to Russian threats.
Day 3, October 8 – Security is for Everyone!
This day has a small business slant acknowledging that technology affects all industries and featuring Wyoming’s Cybersecurity Competition for Small Business Winners.
Dr. Mike Borowczak, University of Wyoming
What is a nonfungible token and why should we care?
Dr. Erik Huffman, Cybersecurity Researcher and Cyberpsychologist
The latest research on what makes you click.
Dr. Whit Stewart
SheepChain – a new blockchain application