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Thomas Nelson Hosts 2019 Hampton Roads Regional Cybersecurity Conference

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September 20, 2019
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Pictured: Adam Lee, Dominion Energy, VP and Chief Security Officer & Congressman Mike Rogers

As Cybersecurity continues to grow as a major concern for individuals, businesses, and government agencies, the need to advance cybersecurity counter-measures and strategies are critical; however, the need for professionals in this field is outpacing the pipeline at all levels from local entities to global organizations.

Thomas Nelson is honored to continue the conversation of cybersecurity and national security in Hampton Roads through the 2019 Hampton Roads Regional Cybersecurity Conference. This year’s conference will be held Friday, October 11, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall at Thomas Nelson’s Hampton campus.

This year’s keynote speaker is Adam Lee, Dominion Energy, VP and Chief Security Officer.  Lee directs the development and implementation of corporate security policies and procedures that protect physical and cyber assets at Dominion Energy. He is the liaison with all outside government and law enforcement officials on physical and cybersecurity matters for Dominion Energy.

The conference will also feature former Congressman Mike Rogers who advises C-suite executives from Fortune 100 companies, providing analysis and expertise on the challenges facing companies operating in the digital era, and on cybersecurity and executive leadership. He also serves as a regular national security commentator on CNN and hosts the network’s documentary-style original series Declassified, offering viewers insights into America’s spy stories.

Speakers from McAfee, Verizon, the FBI and Amazon will speak to this year’s theme, Defining Cutting Edge Cyber Defense Challenges, facing us today such as:  Unmanned Systems (UMS-Drones), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), iCloud/AWS platforms, Blockchain (Bitcoins), Identify Access Management (IAM), and more. 

Visit to learn more about the Cybersecurity Conference or to register.

Thomas Nelson faculty and students interested in attending the conference can fill out a profile at the registration link provided. Faculty and students should follow-up the creation of a profile with an email to with their names and email address so the cybersecurity conference team can complete their registration. For additional questions call (757) 825-4070.