Lubbock Christian University

Cyber Security Symposium

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
8:30 AM - 11:35 AM
Baker Conference Center
2102 Dover Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79407

With human error playing a key part in 88% of cybersecurity breaches according to a recent Stanford University study, managing employee cyber risk is essential for your organization to steer clear of a user-related data breach and to demonstrate regulatory compliance.

Security Awareness is more than just checking the box, it’s about changing behaviors within your organization. And with more employees working remotely, either sometimes or routinely, the increase of cyber threats makes them and your organization more vulnerable. 

CoNetrix and Lubbock Christian University are teaming up to provide you with practical training in Cloud Computing Safety, Small Business Best Practices, and actual law enforcement examples that inform best practices for any organization with employees who conduct business digitally.

You will learn:

  • Cloud Computing Safety
  • Law Enforcement Stories with Best Practices
  • Small Business Best Practices

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 | Opening Remarks

8:45 am – 9:30 am | Cloud Computing Safety

  • Kris Loveless, Chief Information Officer of City Bank


    Demystify Cloud Security

    In the ever-changing world, many companies are in the process or will be making the transition to cloud technologies. Kris will demystify "the cloud," explore the benefits of cloud software and cloud providers, and discuss how to manage cyber security risks during the transitory period.

9:30 am – 9:45 am | Break

9:45 am – 10:30 am | Law Enforcements Stories with Best Practices

  • Special Agent Davela Siangldeb, Texas Department of Public Safety
     

    Protecting Your Business Against Criminal Activity

    Special Agent Davela Siangeldeb currently serves in the Computer, Information Technology, and Electronic Crimes (CITEC) unit with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Special Agent Siangeldeb will share her experiences in law enforcement, share stories of how criminals are using technology to facilitate various crimes, and share some best practices on how businesses can help protect themselves.

10:30 am – 10:45 am | Break

10:45 am – 11:30 am | Small Business Best Practices

  • Russ Horn, President of CoNetrix
     

    What’s Next for Managing Small Business Cybersecurity

    Managing a small to mid-sized business is always challenging, but keeping up with all the cybersecurity threats in our internet connected world can make it feel overwhelming. As a business owner, manager, information security officer, or IT officer, you may be asking yourself questions such as: What threats are we really facing? How do we know if we’ve been breached? What will we do in the event of a cyber incident? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves? During this session, we will answer these questions as we discuss common cyber threats facing your business and examine practical controls we implement to lessen the risk and strengthen our resiliency.

11:30 am – 11:35 am | Closing Remarks

Presenters

Kris Loveless

Kris Loveless headshotKris brings 36 years of experience in many facets of Information Technology. He began his career in the telecommunications industry, with AT&T, in various technology roles, before moving into private consulting in New Jersey/New York. That was followed by 19 years of banking in Kansas City before joining City Bank here in Lubbock.

While he spent most of his life in Kansas City, he has deep West Texas roots. His great grandfather was George Clarence Wolffarth, a cowboy, banker, and civic leader who played a key role in establishing modern Lubbock and for whom the city of Wolfforth is named. Both his parents are graduates of Lubbock High School and his father graduated from Texas Tech University. Kris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Systems and Data Processing from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Davela Siangeldeb

Davela Siangeldeb headshotDavela Siangeldeb has been employed with the Texas Department of Public Safety since 2001 and has been a commissioned peace officer since 2005. Special Agent Siangeldeb was stationed Pecos, Texas, and Lubbock, Texas while in the Highway Patrol Division. During her time on the road SA Siangeldeb was successful in Criminal Interdiction arrests that included Currency Seizures, Identity Theft /Fraud Organization Members, and Persons involved in Child Sexual Exploitation.

As a Trooper, Siangeldeb was certified to enforce state applied US DOT Federal Regulations on Commercial Motor Vehicles (FMCSA North American Standard Roadside Inspection) and performed Level 2 & 3 roadside inspections. Special Agent Siangeldeb is a certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) instructor and is also an associate staff instructor for the Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP) / El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) / and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Pipeline / Convoy and has completed the following courses: US DOJ DEA Highway interdiction Instruction, Passenger & Commercial Vehicle Interdiction, Overland Criminal Interdiction Instruction Techniques Course. Special Agent Siangeldeb has completed training in Child Abuse Prevention & Investigation, Children at risk, Crimes Against Children, Human Trafficking, Advanced Human Trafficking, Technology Related Crimes Against Children, Online/Offline Offending, Assessing the Risk of Perpetrators of Sexual Crimes Against Children, Internet & Technology Facilitated Sexual Exploitation of Children, Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC),  Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations, Sex Offender Characteristics, Responding to Missing and Abducted Children, and has been certified as a Cellebrite UFED Field Operator.

In 2009, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) organized and developed training for Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC). Siangeldeb’s experience on traffic stops leading to the arrest of Pedophiles/Sex Offenders has assisted in the development of this program for Traffic Law Enforcement Officers and Investigators. In 2010 Davela promoted from Trooper II to Special Agent (SA) in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and worked in Narcotics, Sex Offender Compliance, Civil Commitment Sex Offender Compliance, and in the field of Human Trafficking. SA Siangeldeb is currently stationed in Lubbock, Texas. In December 2021, SA Siangeldeb was assigned to the Computer, Information Technology, and Electronic Crimes (CITEC) unit where SA Siangeldeb works in the field of Digital Forensics.  SA Siangeldeb conducted and assisted with various investigations including but not limited to sexual exploitation of children. Computers and mobile electronic devices continue to be used to facilitate various crimes, and SA Siangeldeb has participated and/or conducted forensic and analytical extractions of these devices to locate and secure evidence.  August 2021- Current, SA Siangeldeb is a member of the Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) Task Force servicing Lubbock County and surrounding areas in the Northwest District.

Russ Horn

Russ Horn headshotRuss Horn found a passion for technology at an early age, programming and playing on a Commodore 64. He went on to earn a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.S. degree in Management Information Systems. He spent time as a network administrator, systems analyst, university instructor, and IT Auditor prior to serving as President for CoNetrix, a family of technology companies. Along with his interest in technology and cybersecurity, Russ is a husband, father, and runner.