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Rocky Mountain CMG’s Summer ‘18 Forum

June 21 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm MDT

Summer ‘18 Forum

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Held at:

Charles SCHWAB

9899 Schwab Way

Lone Tree, CO 80124

(Note: this is a NEW LOCATION)

8:00 Registration, 8:15 AM – 4:30PM Presentations

RMCMG is proud to present another forum filled with our usual information packed, relevant, and actionable presentations.  Please register with us (see very bottom of this message for how to) so we know how many to plan for, and pass along this invitation to others so we can expand our membership.  This facility has 50% more seating than our prior digs on Sycamore Street, so we hope to accommodate everyone. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st of June.

Beyond the Agenda Summary below are detailed descriptions of the presentations and biographies of our speakers (as well as registration information)

Much like the December 2017 seminar, this seminar series branches out from CMG’s legacy of covering capacity planning and computer performance issues.  It addresses cybersecurity in several dimensions.  Of particular interest is a presentation by Chris Gorog of Colorado Tech University.  Chris discusses several possible uses of BlockChain technology.  For those of you who follow cyber currency discussions, you’ll recognize BlockChain as the foundation technology for cyber currencies such as BitCoin.  While BitCoin and similar cyber currencies are still controversial, BlockChain as a technology is not.  It has a solid pedigree with applications well beyond cybercurrency.

Special notes:

RMCMG Fees: RMCMG is offering this seminar series FREE OF CHARGE to any attendee.  This is made possible by the generous support of Charles SCHWAB, our sponsor and keynote speaker provider.  Our sponsor contact and corporate champion is: Andrea Larson (AAMS®, CFP®), VP - Financial Consultant.   Andrea’s contact information is at the bottom of this flyer.

Important stuff about the SCHWAB Lone Tree location

This SCHWAB office is a retail brokerage with an excellent (and large) meeting room facility.  Ask at the front desk when you enter where to find the RMCMG meeting room

Food Particulars: A light continental breakfast with beverages will be provided.  Lunch with beverages will be provided.  We’re working on an afternoon snack.

Light Rail Access: Take the E line, F line, or R line SOUTH to the Lincoln Light Rail station.  The SCHWAB office is a healthy walking distance from the light rail stop.  There is also the Lone Tree Link (green free shuttle service)…. See the map at the very bottom of this notice.

Arriving By Car:  Take I-25 to Lincoln Avenue (Exit 193).  Head West on Lincoln Avenue to Park Meadows Blvd(1/4 mile).  Turn left on Park Meadows Blvd, and then an immediate right on Schwab Way.  We are on the southwest corner of Lincoln and Park Meadows Blvd. You will take 3 quick rights after turning on Schwab Way just to get into our parking lot.

The parking lot for the branch is directly south of our building, which is a private lot for client parking. There is an awning over a portion of the lot with solar panels on top.

If you have any trouble, please call the Schwab Lone Tree Branch at: 720-895-3400.

Remote Attendance: If you plan on attending remotely, send your request to Dave Halbig ([email protected]) several days before the seminar (NLT June 5) to receive the remote attendance instructions

Happy Hour/Meet n Greet:  The meet-and-greet (aka Happy Hour) will be announced just prior to the last afternoon session on the seminar day.  Sorry, no rainchecks for remote attendees :- .

Still working on sponsorship of the HH event

Agenda Summary

08:00 08:15   Registration (Continental Breakfast provided outside presentation room)

08:15 08:20   Welcome, Agenda Review (Dave Halbig)

08:20 9:30     Welcome to Wireshark (Reddan)

9:30  10:00    Break

10:00 11:30   Socio-Technological Solutions using BlockChain (Gorog)

11:30  1:00    Modelling Based Allocation Choices (Kohn)*

(and Lunch   (grab one immediately outside meeting room))

1:00    2:30    Third Presentation TBD

2:30    3:00    Break

3:00 – 4:30    The Association between Capacity Management, Cybersecurity, and Insider Threats (Greco)

* - keynote speaker provider and sponsor

 Agenda Detail

Morning (1)

Welcome to Wireshark
Dr. Charles Reddan
Colorado Tech University

About the Presentation:

Have you heard of Wireshark? It’s NOT just a tool for the networking staff to find
network problems per se… it can tell you much about the meaning of what’s
happening. Wondering why something is slow? Wireshark can help you determine
if there are physical issues, slow servers, poor use of protocols, etc.  This session
will look at examples from several such areas and hopefully inspire you to try it
out this free tool (yep, it’s shareware).

About the Speaker:

Charles Reddan is a Lead Faculty member in the Computer Science department
at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, with interests in operating
systems, networking, and performance analysis. These were honed at past
roles in various telephone companies (SBS, AT&T Bell Labs, MCI, WorldCom)
and consulting companies (EDS, HP).

Morning (2)

Socio-Technological Solutions Using BlockChain
Chris Gorog
Colorado Tech University

About the Presentation:

This presentation will explore seven areas where an exceptional need exists for solutions to some of the largest Cybersecurity issues of the internet age.. Methods to use block chain for each of these seven problem areas provide positive use cases which can be related directly to monetary values, which translate closely to a quantifiable return on investment.

As part of the presentation Mr. Gorog will also talk about work being done by BlockFrame Inc. in partnership with Colorado State University,  Arizona State University, and The Colorado Legislator. Mr. Gorog has collaborated with the Colorado Legislator to provide technical content and guidance for SB18-086 (Cyber coding cryptology for state records)

About the Presenter: 

Chris is a candidate for PhD at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Considered an expert in the field of cyber security, he has numerous publications and releases in Technological Era Leadership, and in nearly every aspect of cyber security. His primary focus has been developing best practices for designing next generation cyber security by the integration of business cyber risks and cyber physical systems using cryptographic key management.

Chris is a U.S. Navy veteran with 25 years in the submarine service.

Noon Keynote

Modelling-based Asset Allocation Choices*

Timothy J. Kohn,


Director –Portfolio Strategist

Windhaven Investment Management

About the Presentation:


About the Presenter: 

Tim supports Schwab's Great Lakes and portions of Midwest and Great Plains regional branches.  He conducts client consultations and local presentations/updates/events.
Strategist on Windhaven's Global Markets Strategy Council.

Academic achievements and certifications

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder
MBA in Finance, University of Denver
Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional

*- Keynote Address and Sponsor

Afternoon (1)

Introduction to Cyber Insurance
Darla Lindt
The Woodland Financial Group

About the Presentation: 

Cyber Insurance is the policy that steps up to do its job when a company has experienced a breach and is faced with exponential costs.  Cyber insurance helps defray those costs.  Cyber insurance is also the perfect companion to a robust Cyber Security Plan.

About the Speaker: 

Darla Lindt, a designated cyber insurance risk manager (CyRM), serves the National Cyber Exchange as the risk management consultant. Darla is the branch owner of TWFG Insurance Services, an independent insurance agency specializing in cyber liability insurance. Darla brings knowledge and experience to business owners looking to position their companies with a competitive edge incorporating cyber liability insurance and a robust cybersecurity plan.

 Afternoon (2)

The Association between Capacity Management, Cybersecurity, and Insider Threat
Chris Greco
Creco Techknowledge

 About the Presentation: 

According to a survey taken in 2010 showed that approximately 60% of the respondents said they would take anything from customer records to intellectual property from the employer (infosecisland, 2012). This is what is called an insider threat and is not just frightening, but a real nightmare for small or large businesses. A security breach can run the range of nuisance to company-closing and disparage the reputation of not just the company, but the employees of that company (just ask anyone working for the Office of Personnel Management after their breach).

What this article addresses is how capacity management can help detect insider threats both from a technical and non-technical (human) perspective. It also links the capacity management philosophy to the employees; these are the people that company owners rely upon to prevent insider threat.

About the Presenter: 

Chris Greco is a retired Air Force Intelligence Officer and Federal Government Civilian currently working as a Program Manager for Edwards Performance Solutions in Baltimore MD.  He has certifications in project management and cybersecurity, along with a graduate certification in statistics from Penn State University.  For almost 40 years, Chris has been involved in projects involving a variety of IT and non-IT resources, along with teaching various courses in statistics, mathematics, project management and cybersecurity.  Chris was recently awarded the 2017 Information Security Leadership Award (ISLA) for the United States from the ISC2 (ISC squared) organization.  He received the award for his program of teaching senior citizens cybersecurity which he calls "Cybersecurity for Silver Hats."

He is the writer and illustrator for several children's books on both cybersecurity and project management.  He has a background in capacity management and performance monitoring both in government and private industry.   He has been a speaker for CMG periodically from 2005 to present and recently was one of the winners of the Mullen Award for 2016.  Chris lives with his wife Kathy in Baltimore MD.

Cost and Registration Options:

(A continental breakfast, a buffet lunch, and beverages for all two meals are included in the registration fee – meat and vegetarian options will be available for lunch)

And, as a bonus, we’re hosting an off-site meet-n-greet immediately following the seminar – still trying to get a sponsor for this, but attend anyway.  The off site Happy Hour location will be announced during the afternoon session.

Pre-registration fees:                          Pre-registration options

(NONE… NONE…NONE)                (see below)

Our ability to offer this event cost free to attendees is due to the generous support of our sponsor, Charles SCHWAB.  Our sponsor representative and corporate champion is Andrea Larson, VP – financial consultant.  You can contact Andrea at:

[email protected]
9899 Schwab Way,
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(720) 895-3409.

Seating is (still) limited; make your on-line reservations early.  PLEASE send us an email that you intend to come so we can plan accordingly.  Send your intent to:

[email protected]
[email protected]


For more information about this meeting or for dates and topics for future Rocky Mountain CMG meetings, please contact: Dave Halbig at (703) 652-6293.

Are you on the RMCMG email list? Send your email address and other contact information to Blaine Gaither :  [email protected]




June 21
8:15 am - 4:30 pm


David Halbig
+1 (703) 652-6293


Charles SCHWAB
9899 Schwab Way
Lone Tree, CO 80124 United States
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(703) 652-6293