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The AFCEA Oklahoma Chapter (AFCEA-OKC) invites you to participate in the 18th Annual Cybersecurity and Technology Forum set to take place on Thursday, September 21 & Friday, September 22, 2023 at the Student Union - Rose State College. Rose State College is adjacent to Tinker AFB in Midwest City, Oklahoma. 



Learn about leading edge cyber and IT advancements from SME Speakers, connect with industry partners in the exhibit hall, and network with your peers at the 18th Annual Cybersecurity & Technology Forum. CPE/CEU Credit will be awarded. Attend one day or both days (attend as many, or as few, sessions as your schedule allows).

Lunch will be provided!  


Attendee Registration is open, Forum Sponsor | Exhibit Opportunities, and Golf Tournament Sponsorships | Player Slots are available. 

Golf Tournament

There will be a Golf Tournament held in conjunction with Cybersecurity and Technology Forum. The tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Companies and individuals are encouraged to participate. This will be another great opportunity to network with the AFCEA-OKC Board, AFCEA-OKC Members, and Tinker AFB personnel. There are several sponsorships and participation options available. 

Cyber & Tech Forum Registration

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  •  Please note that the registration link above is for the Cyber & Tech Forum, and not for the Golf Tournament. 


  •  If you have any issues registering you can RSVP by sending an email to

Speakers & Topics 

* More Speakers will be added. Check back for updates

* Have something to say? To join us as a Speaker reach out to us at



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"Incident Response"

Michael Toland

State of Oklahoma Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Office of Management and Enterprise Services




"Hacker Tool Show and Tell"

Jonathan Kimmitt

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Alias Infosec


"Enabling DevSecOps through Platform Engineering: Panel"

  • Moderator: Roger Crombie, Director, Blue Ivy Partners

  • Speaker: Ronnie Smith, Platform Lead, 559th SWES

  • Speaker: Christopher Bentkowski, Thunder Camp Architect, 559th SWES

"Ransomware Orientation: How to Infect and Extort Companies"                                                        Andrew Lemon, Principal Security Engineer, Red Threat

"Threat Hunting and CISO ROI"

Curtis Coleman, Assistant Professor & Director of Cybersecurity Education Center,                          Oklahoma Christian University


"Decoy Dog is No Ordinary Pupy: Separating a Sly DNS Malware from the Pack "                             Dr. Brent Eskridge, Staff Threat Hunting Specialist, Infoblox


"Passive Optical Networks: A Better Way to Build and Operate Networks"                             Joel Fischer, Director SE Operations, Tellabs

"How a Common Cloud Model will Accelerate DAF's Digital Transformation to Drive Mission Success"                                                                                                                                      Howard Ignal, Sr. Systems Engineer, Nutanix

"If the Cloud is Someone Else’s Computer, Why Do I Need a CCSP?"                                            

Chad Kliewer, Manager, Professional Development Content, (ISC)2

"How to Hire, or Get Hired, in Cybersecurity "                                            

Chad Kliewer, Manager, Professional Development Content, (ISC)2

"PLM 201: Product Lifecycle Management and the Digital Thread "                                            Larry Uchmanowicz, Director, Aerospace and Defense, Siemens Government Technologies

"Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall Ultimate Test Drive"                                

Chris Yates, Director of Palo Alto Services, CyberOne

  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm on Friday, September 22nd 

  • Limited to 20 participants. 

  • You must bring your own laptop to participate. 

  • Email Chris Yates to reserve your spot.


Sponsors | Exhibitors  

More Sponsors and Exhibitors will be added. Check back for updates! 

  • AFCEA Oklahoma City Chapter (AFCEA OKC)

  • Bastille

  • Blue Ivy Partners

  • CDWG

  • Corning

  •  HPE

  • InfraGard Oklahoma

  • (ISC)2

  • Juniper Networks

  • Lexmark  

  • M2 Technologies

  • Nutanix 

  • Oklahoma Air National Guard

  • Oklahoma Christian University

  • Red River 

  • Rigil 

  • SJ Innovations dba Computer System Designers (CSD)

  • Tellabs

  • T- Mobile

  • United Training 

  • Western Governors University

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