June 5-6

Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego


About our MC, Keynoter

Randy Romes (left) and Jim Stickley

Randall “Randy” Romes is the master of ceremonies for the 2017 Cybersecurity Symposium. He is a principal in the Financial Institutions and Information Security Services group at CliftonLarsonAllen. Randy leads a team of technology and industry specialists providing IT audits and security assessments for clients in a wide range of industries and diverse operating environments and has provided independent security assessments and IT audits for credit union clients for over 17 years. He is responsible for the continuing development of the open-source, Unix, and Windows applications used in all of the security audits, and he leads the firms PCI-QSA audit practice. Randy teaches IT Security Risk Management at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Randy has been a featured speaker at national conferences and training sessions related to information and security management topics.

Randy has been involved in the development of numerous leading edge hacking/testing methods and the development of numerous security service offerings including:

•           Techniques for email Phishing that result in remote access to company networks, bypassing improperly configured firewalls and proxy systems.
•           Social Engineering Techniques designed to assess all aspects of company security “People, Rules, and Tools.”
•           Techniques incorporating SSL encryption to evade commercial intrusion detection systems (IDS).
•           Incident response and computer forensic services.
•           Internal Vulnerability Assessment services for financial services industry.

•           Master’s degree, educational technology. University of Saint Thomas
•           Bachelor’s of science, education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Randy is an active member of the conference planning and selection committee for the Minnesota Government IT Symposium, the longest running government IT conference in the country. He has been a featured speaker at national conferences and training sessions related to information and security management including topics related to:
•           Identity Theft and On-line Security
•           Email Phishing
•           Social Engineering
•           Securing Windows Operating Systems
•           Incident Response, e-Discovery, and Computer Forensics
•           Network and Wireless Security
•           PCI Security

•           Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
•           Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC)
•           Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
•            PCI Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA)


Jim Stickley is the keynote speaker for the 2017 NASCUS/CUNA Cybersecurity Symposium. During his career as a security consultant, Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Stickley is a cyber security expert with over 20 years in the industry who was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them and warn people and organizations about what they can do to protect themselves. 

Stickley has been involved in thousands of security services for financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, healthcare facilities, legal firms, and insurance companies. Through the years Stickley has discovered numerous security vulnerabilities in products such as firewalls, PKI servers, online banking applications and PDA devices. He has been a consultant for the network stations FOXNEWS, CBS and NBC as well as the Associated Press. Stickley has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Time Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, New York Times, PC Magazine, CSO Magazine and hundreds of other publications. He has also been showcased on numerous television shows including NBC's "Nightly News", CNN's "NewsNight", CNBC's "The Big Idea", Anderson Cooper's "Anderson" and is a frequent guest on NBC's "Today Show".

Additionally, Stickley is the author of The Truth about Identity Theft and a co-author of Beautiful Security. In the entertaining book The Truth About Identity Theft Stickley walks you through real life scams and exploits that people fall victim to everyday. This book has been designed to give you the insight that most people only experience after becoming victims of identity theft. Each chapter walks you through a different type of attack, explaining the complete process in a very simple and straight-forward way. Like a magician actually revealing what happens behind the curtain, Stickley takes you through the attacks to reveal how people at home, work, and on the road become victims. Prepare yourself. What you read here might be disturbing, but you will never be truly safe from identity thieves until you learn to think like one. 

Today Stickley is the CEO of Stickley on Security, serves on several corporate boards and was co-founder of TraceSecurity Inc. Stickley can be seen throughout the United States where he serves as an entertaining speaker for corporations, security-related conferences, seminars and forums, covering topics that range from basic identity theft to national cyber terrorism.