Friday, AUGUST 28, 2020   |   7:30 am – 4:30 pm
University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
McClelland Hall,  430A – Berger Auditorium
1130 E. Helen StREET, Tucson, AZ

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) – Southwest Chapter, AFCEA – Tucson Chapter, Arizona InfraGard, and the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) will once again host the 5th Annual Cyber Southwest (CSW) Symposium set to take place on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the University of Arizona – Eller College of Management – McClelland Hall 2nd Floor – Berger Hall . Expected attendance is 200 plus from the military, local government, academia and industry.

A primary focus of CSW 2020 will be to continue to develop Arizona’s national leadership in cybersecurity. CSW 2020 will feature government and defense industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) speakers who will address cyber threats, cyber defense, cyber risk mitigation and current remediation strategies.



CEU and CPE Credit hours will be awarded for CSW


Keynote Speaker

  • Howell Herring, Deputy Director of IT, City of Tucson

TITLE:  Can We Solve the Vulnerability Management Problem?

SYNOPSIS: Everyday, more and more vulnerabilities are discovered in the software we use.  As fast as we patch one issue, another one is discovered.  We are drowning trying to stay afloat and protect our organizations.  Here are some strategies we can employ to help solve the CVE tsunami.

  • Lenin Aboagye, President, Limit+
  • Moussa Koulbou, Former Director of Production Engineering & Technology, Edgenuity

TITLE:  Automating Security at the Speed of Light: Automating Secure System Deployment and Remediation Using DevSecOps

Confirmed Speakers

  • TSgt Paul Capili, AFSOUTH Cyber Security Liaison/Davis Monthan AFB

TITLE:  I’ve Got 99 Problems But a Tool Ain’t 1

SYNOPSIS:  Vendor tool acquisition can be a pain to wait due to bureaucratic processes. While waiting…you can come up with systematic, native scripts within you network infrastructure to mirror the vendor tool you are waiting for.

  • Greg Carpenter, Board of International Advisors, Mackenzie Institute

TITLE:  You Own Your Computer, But I Own You: Lessons from the CIA

SYNOPSIS:  Lessons from the CIA-Remote Accessing the brain-The ultimate in BIO HACKING.

  • Dustin D. Cloos, Director Enterprise Services, SOS International, LLC

TITLE: Managing Cyber from Today into Tomorrow

  • Paul Wagner, Cyber Operations Program, University of Arizona in Sierra Vista

TITLE:  Convergence of Cyber and Intel in the Information Space

SYNPOSIS: Introducing information operations; background on UA’s Cyber and Intel Programs; how we deliver our content and what makes us unique; and how we are addressing the critical skills gap and workforce shortage.

  • Frank J. Grimmelmann, President & CEO, Intelligence Liaison Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, Inc. (ACTRA), and Co-Chair Governor Ducey’s Arizona Cybersecurity Team

TITLE:  Impact of Governor Ducey’s Arizona Cyber Security Team (ACT) Report Recommendations

  • Lenin Aboagye, President, Limit+ and Moussa Koulbou, Former Director of Production Engineering & Technology, Edgenuity

TITLE:  Automating Security at the Speed of Light: Automating Secure System Deployment and Remediation Using DevSecOps

Elements from USSTRATCOM will be on hand to discuss new and innovative technologies. They are interested in seeing creative and future capabilities for potential use in an ongoing tech refresh. Their availability will be the afternoon of August 27, 2020 at UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, ELLER COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT MCCLELLAND HALL, Room 201B from 1pm-5pm. the day before the Cyber Southwest Conference and throughout the conference on August 28th. If you have something you would like reviewed for consideration, please contact Gregory Carpenter for a time at the email

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Showcase your company’s cyber products and capabilities at CSW 2020.  A variety of sponsorship tiers and exhibit opportunities available.  For more information, visit