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Dewayne Hart      

Cybersecurity Advisor & Author of the "Cybersecurity Mindset – A Virtual and Transformational Thinking Mode"

Dewayne Hart is an "All Cyber Professional" that's dedicated to keeping cybersecurity on track, and he has developed a common-sense approach to roadmap cybersecurity. With his extensive experience and expertise, he drives businesses to enhance their understanding of known risks, exploits, and how to protect their critical assets, data, and information. His speaking style delivers key strategies to help successfully navigate the cyber landscape. Here is a secret about Dewayne: He arms his audience with the knowledge, resources, and tools to wear a "Hackers Hat."

Before entering the commercial IT world, Dewayne spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy, specializing in maintaining computer and weapons defense systems. He also facilitated leadership development for over 5,000 junior military personnel. Dewayne's commitment to technology extends beyond his military service. He founded and leads Secure Managed Instructional Systems, LLC (SEMAIS), a cybersecurity consulting firm established in 2014. SEMAIS offers Cybersecurity Advisory and Workforce Development services, supporting organizations' cyber defense and risk management initiatives.

Dewayne is also a prominent figure in the cybersecurity community. He hosts the Chief of Cybersecurity YouTube Channel, which provides a wide range of content covering various cybersecurity topics. His channel discusses Digital Parenting, Cybersecurity Maturity, The Hacker's Mentality, Workforce Modernization, Cybercrime, and Cybersecurity Program Management.

Through his podcasting, writing for Forbes Magazine, and authoring the book "The Cybersecurity Mindset," Dewayne has simplified technology challenges, designed a roadmap to navigate best practices, and blueprinted cybersecurity into a thinking model. He is transforming traditional engagements and delivering cybersecurity content that matters.

Speech Topics

Lets Talk Why You Need 360-Degree of Cyber Visibility

Cyber Visibility refers to having intelligence and informed knowledge concerning an organization’s digital footprint, weaknesses, risks, and vulnerabilities induced by implementing inadequate controls. The traditional network perimeter no longer exists, and sustaining visibility is becoming challenging. Organizations struggle to gain accurate data on asset coverage, vulnerability key metrics, real-time analysis, and actual risk exposure. When either fails, enterprises become more vulnerable, create blind spots, and serve as a “hackers appetite” – a soft target that can be exploited. It’s easy to state that being proactive and driving awareness deters hackers’ aggression and reduces risks. This is classic and righteous, but having a functional cyber visibility program affords more options and matures cyber protection—the outcome positions enterprises to improve cyber readiness and gain advanced knowledge concerning their security posture.

You Heard It Once, Now Again - Stop Feeding The Hackers' Appetite

Numerous challenges have been aimed at defeating hackers' aggression. The methodologies work well for some, but others often fall prey by opening a revolving door that destroys the cybersecurity shield. The risk outcomes carry far more implications due to soft targets, threat vectors, and lapses in safeguards. Despite knowing that hackers are soft target driven, many organizations struggle to communicate that "Feeding Hackers' Appetite" is a risk-enabling concept. This speaking session explains why hackers' target exploitation is the weakest link, gateways additional risks, and survives when the cybersecurity shield becomes defeated.

Help Cybersecurity By Using AI and Data Automation

Cybersecurity introduces a changing environment where data analysis must be consistent, rapid, and viewable. The SOC Analyst depends on User Interface (UI) data that can be easily intrepid, so informed decisions can outperform hackers and incidents. Counteracting and adapting to a changing environment also requires accurate but valuable data. Various programs and processes feed the SOC environment. The most successful contributor has been Artificial Intelligence (AI). This speaking session discusses how AI can accelerate the data analysis process and rapidly advance decision-making. Information about threat intelligence, Machine Learning, and "Big Data" analytics are positioned to keep organizations well-informed about hackers' tactics and strategies.

Your Cyber Protection Program Needs Attention

Critical systems and applications must remain available as organizations digitally modernize and onboard technologies. Typical failures are supposed to withstand cyber stress and sustain availability – since proper planning, vulnerabilities, attacks, and risk states should be known. Shifting blame is not an option – which means protection must operate as an offensive and defensive shield. When risk exceeds protection, organizations cybersecurity landscape can become vulnerable! This speaking session roadmap various strategies and concepts to increase protection across various platforms, operate resiliency. Terms such as continual engagement, proactive defense, and security visibility are introduced. The discussion also focuses on operational resiliency and defense against disruption.

These Secret Tips Will Modernize Your Cyber Workforce

Cybersecurity workforce programs have traditionally focused on education, certification, and skillset advancement. The scenario is familiar across many technology boundaries, teams, and corporations. Every day, workforce development caters to skillset analysis and learning gaps. By far, the initiatives have achieved great success. These concepts have served security well, but advancing a workforce ensures that the organization has aligned its team structures, labor categories, and skillset requirements. This speaking session discusses how to realign the cybersecurity workforce to operate better; and how a talent management system can support modernization strategies.

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