2019 Louisiana Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange

    Governing Through Crisis



    A personal invite from the State of Louisiana

    The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and vet topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each Exchange addresses the region’s most significant concerns.

    Leadership Board


    Glenn Curtis, Adjutant General, Louisiana National Guard
    Les Guice, President , Louisiana Tech University
    Ramesh Kolluru, VP, Research & Development, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Jeff Moulton, President , Stephenson National Center for Security Research & Training, LSU
    Christopher Peters, VP & CSO, Entergy
    Craig Spohn, Executive Director, Cyber Innovation Center
    James Waskom, Director, Louisiana Governor's Office Of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness


    Sarah Olcott Allen, Director of Government Affairs, Southeast Region, Cox Communications
    Dayle Alsbury, Information Security Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Mike Asoodeh, CIO, Southeastern Louisiana University
    David Cordell, CIO & CISO, Port of New Orleans
    Kenny Donnelly, Executive Director, Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission
    Gus Gelpi, Vice President of Information Technology, CGB Enterprises Inc.
    Dustin Glover, CISO, State of Louisiana
    Dickie Howze, CIO, State of Louisiana
    Jeff Huffman, Senior Director of IT Security and Administration, New Orleans Pelicans & New Orleans Saints
    Sumit Jain, CISO, Louisiana State University A&M
    Richard Kaufman, Information Security Officer, Amedisys
    Marcel Lalonde, VP & CIO, MMR Group
    Steve LeBlond, COO IS & CCO, Ochsner Health System of Louisiana
    Lonnie Leger, Executive Director , Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) LSU
    Ricky Lindsey, VP & CIO, Louisiana Property Insurance Corporation
    Brian Mayeur, SVP, Enterprise Security Architecture, Hancock Whitney
    Lester Millet, Safety & Risk/FSO Chairman / State President Infragard, Port of South Louisiana
    Carol Mosely, K-12 Technology & E-Rate Director , Office of Technology Services / Louisiana Department of Education
    Sonny Orgeron, Director of Information Technology, Danos
    Jason Stewart, Information Security Officer, East Jefferson General Hospital
    Lt. Xiaobin Tuo, Chief, C4IT Branch, USCG District 8, US Coast Guard
    Laura Wilt, VP & CIO, Ochsner Health Systems
    Michael Woods, Senior Director & Global Cyber Security, GE

    Kicking off with tapas and signature cocktails, attendees can connect with peers across industries.
    Note: Please arrive on time for pre-event hors d’oeuvres.

    Governing Through Crisis

    Earlier this year, Louisiana declared its first-ever state of emergency due to a cybersecurity incident. Even for those industries not directly affected, the event forced organizations to stop and rethink their IR plans and training. Learn what happened, how the state responded and outcomes from the incident, as well as how leaders across sectors are fortifying their defenses in the wake of an attack.


    Dustin Glover, CISO, State of Louisiana
    Christopher Peters, VP & CISO, Entergy
    Drew Watts, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Louisiana FBI

    Now comes your turn to share ideas. Each table is headed by a Discussion Leader, ready with questions based on the keynote panel topic. Tables will collectively brainstorm opportunities to address challenges addressed by the panel. Attendees will then switch tables twice to discuss a new set of challenges and questions with a different group of peers. This allows attendees to connect and have in-depth conversations with more peers bringing unique perspectives from across different disciplines and industries.

    Discussions will continue to percolate across the entire space as attendees have the opportunity to refresh drinks and tapas.

    The program closes by wrapping up the evening’s conversation into tangible takeaways to implement into your own organization.

    Director, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
    Adjutant General, Louisiana National Guard
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Louisiana FBI
    CISO, State of Louisiana
    VP & CSO, Entergy

    Solutions providers are vetted to include only the organizations bringing the most successful and innovative solutions to market. Sponsors must be approved by the Leadership Board.

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    To learn more about the Louisiana Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:

    Daniel Terry, Executive Director
    Direct: 503.765.9641
    [email protected]

    Event Details
    • Start Date
      December 10, 2019 2:45 pm
    • End Date
      December 10, 2019 7:30 pm
    • Location
    • Category
    • Address
      610 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130