Rep. McKinley to host cybersecurity forum in Fairmont, W.Va.

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August 4, 2016

Washington, D.C. –- Rep. David McKinley announced today that he will host a forum with industry and government experts to focus on cybersecurity issues on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Topics will include: how to thwart cyber threats, how to protect our energy infrastructure from attacks, protecting consumers and businesses from online attacks, and what roles can the private sector and government play in strengthening our cyber defense.

What: A forum on – Cybersecurity Issues and Opportunities for West Virginia’s Economy

When: Thursday, August 18, 2016. Doors open at noon and the forum is from 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: The Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in the I-70 Technology Park on 1000 Galliher Dr., Fairmont, WV. The event will take place in the Exhibition Hall on the main level of the building. Garage parking is available beneath the venue.

Program Format: Series of three panels moderated by Congressman McKinley; (Changes to the program or speakers may occur.)

Panelists as of August 2, 2016
•  Steve Cooper, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
•  John Dancy, Chief Information Officer, CSRA Inc.
•  Mark Engels, Senior Enterprise Security Advisor, Dominion Resources
•  Bennett Gaines, Sr. VP, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer, FirstEnergy
•  Alex Jalso, Chief Information Security Officer, West Virginia University
•  Joseph Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
•  Joseph McClelland, Director, Energy Infrastructure Security, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
•  Tom O’Brien, Chief Information Officer, PJM Interconnection
•  Darren Williams, Chief Risk Officer, United Bank
•  Northrop Grumman Corporation – Panelist to be determined

The event is open to the public. If members of the community are interested in attending, please rsvp and call 202-225-4172