Lubbock Christian University

Cyber Security Symposium

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baker Conference Center
2102 Dover Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79407

Join us for the Cyber Security Summit, featuring a keynote by Peter Evans, a former Secret Service Agent & Principal Security Consultant at Trustwave. Presented by the United States Secret Service.

You will learn:

  • Cyber Threat Prevention
  • Responding to a Ransomware or Cyber Intrusion Event
  • Business Email Compromise Detection
  • Post Event Responsiveness Planning

Event is free of charge—registration is required.

Continental breakfast will be provided by CoNetrix.

Schedule of Events

8:00 am – 8:30 am | Registration

8:30 am – 8:45 am | Welcome Remarks

  • Chief Mike Smith, LCU Public Safety
    Resident Agent in Charge Prasanth Kurian, U.S. Secret Service
    Special Agent in Charge William Smarr, U.S. Secret Service

8:45 am – 9:30 am | Phase 1 (Preparing for “When it Happens”)

  • Peter Evans, Trustwave Government Services

9:30 am – 9:35 am | Break

9:35 am – 10:20 am | Phase 2 (“The Eye of the Storm”)

  • Peter Evans, Trustwave Government Services

10:20 am – 10:25 am | Break

10:25 am – 11:10 am | Phase 3 (Dealing with the Aftermath)

  • Peter Evans, Trustwave Government Services

11:10 am – 11:15 am | Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm | Q & A Panel

  • Bernard Wilson, U.S. Secret Service

Peter Evans

Peter Evans is a Principal Security Consultant with Trustwave Government Solutions who works with clients to assess risk of their environment, identify areas that can be improved, conducting investigations of breaches, and assist in containment and remediation efforts. 

He has conducted and supported hundreds of investigations ranging from the District of Columbia police department’s ransomware attack, which was a few days before the 2016 Trump inauguration; to Guccifer who was a Romanian hacker that successfully breached numerous accounts of high-level government officials. Many of the investigations resulted from Business Email Compromises (BEC’s), Ransomware attacks, Point-of-Sale breaches, insider threats, and various means of social engineering.

He is a DHS/USSS trained and certified digital forensic investigator and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from UMUC. He has 10 years of Government experience and over 10 years of private sector experience.

Bernard Wilson

Bernard Wilson is the Program Manager of the Network Intrusion Responder (NITRO) program for the United States Secret Service (USSS). He is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) located in USSS headquarters.

He began his career in the USSS more than two and half decades ago as a Special Agent in their Washington Field Office where he worked complex criminal investigations and was eventually transferred to the Presidential Protective Division. In 2005, he was transferred to CID where he assisted in managing their telecommunications investigative unit. In 2007, he became the Program Manager of the USSS’s Basic Investigation of Computers and Electronic Crimes Program (BICEP) where he was instrumental in training USSS agents in cyber-crime investigations.

In 2012, Mr. Wilson wrote a white paper on the means to increase the success of USSS network intrusion investigations, and in 2013 he became the Program Manager of the USSS’s NITRO program. He has managed/assisted in Network Intrusion investigations across the entire USSS which includes over 87 Field Offices and Resident Offices that have agents trained in cyber incident response.