Georgia Cyber Summit

Thank you for your participation in the 2021 Georgia Cyber Summit on October 28. We hope you enjoyed the presentations.

Recent uploads

If you missed out or couldn't attend any of the sessions, the presentation for the session "House Bill 156" as well as a recorded video of the entire summit is available below.

Download this pdf file. House Bill 156 with Chris Allen, Special Projects Coordinator, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Thank you again for your attendance. See you next year!

Summit overview

The second annual virtual Georgia Cyber Summit brought together partners in federal and state government and private industry to build cyber knowledge. The sharing of information is crucial to the common defense of critical infrastructure and applications for the state of Georgia.



Chris Allen
Special Projects Coordinator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


David Allen
CISO, State of Georgia


Mattie Gullixson
National Cybersecurity Center


Jack Graziano


Levi Gundert
Recorded Future


Terrence Jackson
Microsoft Azure


Greg Jones
Airnet Group


James Perry


Chris Poulin


Colonel Bobby Saxon
Deputy CIO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and Retired, U.S. Army


Tom Smith


Shawnzia A. Thomas
CIO, State of Georgia, and Executive Director, GTA

David Walker
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Trevor Welsh
Google Public Cloud



Session times

9 - 9:05 a.m.

Shawnzia A. Thomas, CIO, State of Georgia, and Executive Director, Georgia Technology Authority

9:05 - 9:20 a.m.
Keynote address

Colonel Bobby Saxon, Deputy CIO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and Retired, U.S. Army

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Threat Update

Eric Toler, Executive Director, Georgia Cyber Center

Levi Gundert, Recorded Future
James Perry, AWS
Chris Poulin, BitSight
Tom Smith, Atos
David Walker, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
House Bill 156

Chris Allen, Special Projects Coordinator, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Vulnerabilities - A Hacker's Perspective

Anonymous hacker

12:15 - 1 p.m.
Lunch Break

1 - 1:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Cloudy with a Chance of Security

Eric McClelland, Georgia Technology Authority

Terrence Jackson, Microsoft Azure
Greg Jones, Airnet Group
Trevor Welsh, Google Public Cloud

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Cybersecurity for State and Local Leaders

Mattie Gullixson, National Cybersecurity Center

2:30 - 3 p.m.
Security Technologies - Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Jack Graziano, iboss

3 - 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks

David Allen, CISO, State of Georgia