2018 Oregon Cyber Security Day

April 23, 2018, Monday

Ford Alumni Center, Lee Barlow Giustina Ballroom, University of Oregon

Welcome Remarks


Jayanth R. Banavar

Provost and Senior Vice President, University of Oregon

Distinguished Speakers

This one-day event will feature a slate of distinguished speakers from academia, industry and government, to discuss current challenges and future opportunities in cybersecurity.


Erin Kenneally

United States Department of Homeland Security

Erin Kenneally is a Program Manager in the Cyber Security Division for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) with the DHS Science & Technology Directorate. Her portfolio comprises trusted data sharing, privacy, cyber analytics, and information communications technology ethics. She manages the IMPACT (Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk and Trust), CYRIE (Cyber Risk Economics), and Data Privacy programs. Prior to joining CSD, Kenneally was Founder and CEO of Elchemy, Inc., and served as Technology-Law Specialist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the Center for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR) at the University of California, San Diego.

Erin is a licensed Attorney specializing in information technology law, including privacy technology, data protection, trusted information sharing, technology policy, cybercrime, data ethics, and emergent IT legal risks. She holds Juris Doctorate and Masters of Forensic Sciences degrees, and is a graduate of Syracuse University and The George Washington University.


Charlie Kawasaki

Vice Chair, Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council; Chief Technical Officer, PacStar

As Vice Chair of the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council, Charlie Kawasaki is very focused on cybersecurity issues throughout Oregon and beyond. He is an active and influential member of the cybersecurity and high-tech communities given his more than 30-year-career working at and/or founding several companies in Oregon and Washington.

Charlie is currently the CTO of PacStar. He joined PacStar in early 2005 to lead the company’s technology strategy and future product roadmap for its proprietary product lines. He continues in that role today. Charlie has extensive experience in product development, software engineering, technology licensing, patent development, business development, product marketing, general management and M&A.

Prior to joining PacStar, Charlie provided his expertise to early stage technology companies, where he created dozens of software solutions in such industries as Internet infrastructure, cybersecurity, energy management, software utilities and relational databases. Charlie served as CEO of RuleSpace, Inc., which created world-leading technology for Internet parental controls applications used by companies such as AOL, Yahoo, SBC, BellSouth, and Microsoft. Before RuleSpace, he held product development and engineering management roles at The Palace, Inc., Creative Multimedia Corp., Central Point Software, Inc., Asymetrix Corp. and Microrim, Inc.

Apart from his various company roles, Charlie has a career long commitment to economic and industry development through association board service, including Software Association of Oregon, Regional Alliance for Infrastructure and Network Security, and Smart Grid Northwest. He currently serves as a board member of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) and co-chairs the TAO Cyber Lab.  He is also co-founder and manager of NW Cyber Camp (formerly PDX Cyber Camp), a popular summer camp which provides cybersecurity education to high school students throughout Oregon.


John Heidemann

The University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI)

John Heidemann http://www.isi.edu/~johnh received his B.S. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1989) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (1991 and 1995). He is a senior project leader at the University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI) and a research professor at USC in Computer Science. At ISI he leads the ANT (Analysis of Network Traffic, http://www.isi.edu/ant/) Lab, studying how large Internet topology and traffic data inform network reliability, security, protocols, and critical services. He is a senior member of ACM and fellow of IEEE.


Kevin Fu

University of Michigan

Kevin is Associate Professor in EECS at the University of Michigan where he directs the Security and Privacy Research Group (SPQR.eecs.umich.edu) and the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security. He was named a Sloan Research Fellow, MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year, and Fed100 Award recipient. He received best paper awards from USENIX Security, IEEE S&P, and ACM SIGCOMM. Fu has testified in the House and Senate on matters of information security and has written commissioned work on trustworthy medical device software for the National Academy of Medicine. He is a member the Computing Community Consortium Council and ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy. Kevin previously served as program chair of USENIX Security, a member of the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and a visiting scientist at the Food & Drug Administration. Fu received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from MIT. He earned a certificate of artisanal bread making from the French Culinary Institute.


Michalis Faloutsos

UC Riverside

Michalis Faloutsos is a faculty member at the Computer Science Dpt and Director of Entrepreneurship in the University of California Riverside. He got his bachelor’s degree at the National Technical University of Athens and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. His interests include, network and systems security, online social networks analytics, and network measurements. With his two brothers, he co-authored the paper “On powerlaws of the Internet topology” (SIGCOMM’99), which received the “Test of Time” award from ACM SIGCOMM. His research has resulted in more than 18K citations, an h-index greater than 56, and an i10-index greater than 120. His work has been supported by many NSF, DHS, ARL, and DAPRA grants, for a cumulative amount of more than $12M. He is the co-founder of stopthehacker.com, a web-security start-up, which got acquired by Cloudflare in November 2013. In Aug 2014, he co-founded programize.com, which provides product development as a service and grew to 55 people by its third year.