USTTI Announces Microsoft Cybersecurity Webinar

The USTTI is proud to announce an upcoming webinar on Monday November 22nd with USTTI Board Member Company Microsoft. This program is entitled “Cybersecurity Policy Introduction.” The session will introduce developing a national cybersecurity strategy and approaches to critical infrastructure protection. The webinar will also examine example areas of technology security policy for cloud, artificial intelligence, 5G and the Internet of Things.

Date: Monday November 22nd, 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST US/5:00pm UTC
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Speaker Bios:

Chelsea J. Smethurst

Senior Security Strategist, Global Cybersecurity Policy, Microsoft

Chelsea J. Smethurst leads Microsoft’s public policy related to enhancing resiliency and secure adoption for cloud security, critical infrastructure protection and commercial space systems. She represents Microsoft on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the Cyber Readiness Institute, and several CISA public-private partnership forums. Prior to joining Microsoft, Chelsea worked for PwC and Deloitte delivering cloud security strategy and program solutions across Fortune 500 companies and the public sector. She’s also worked for the U.S. State Department and at the Florida Attorney General. Chelsea has a BA in International Studies from University of South Florida, an MA in Global Affairs from Florida International University.

Patricia Ephraim Eke

Principal Security Strategist, Microsoft Global Cybersecurity Policy Team, Microsoft

Patricia Ephraim Eke works on cybersecurity policy at Microsoft, specializing in software supply chain security and cloud computing policy. She has 15 years of experience monitoring and interpreting US legislation, international policy and market trends to develop strategic policy, business outcomes and compliance operations. Her background is in cybersecurity standards development and compliance for critical infrastructure. She led standards development projects at the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to explore the use of cloud computing for the power sector. Her expert analysis led to the creation of cybersecurity standards in the areas of supply chain risk management and incident response to ensure the reliability and security of the North American electric grid. Patricia is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She holds a Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Compliance and Policy from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from Washington College.

Rob Spiger

Principal Security Strategist, Microsoft Global Cybersecurity Policy Team, Microsoft

Rob Spiger works on cybersecurity policy at Microsoft, specializing in the Internet of Things and 5G security. He is an industry security expert with a background in trusted computing technology and standards development. He has participated for over a decade in the Trusted Computing Group, a global standards organization and currently serves as the vice president. He collaborates with global technologists from industry, government and academic institutions who are devoted to advancing security policy, technology, research, and innovation.  He joined Microsoft in 2003 and prior to 2012 he was responsible for technical program management of Windows security features as a part of the security and identity team. He holds degrees in computer science with honors and electrical engineering from the University of Washington