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Cyber Security: Are you ready?

When: Thursday October 12, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Cooper Pub
1607 Park Pl Blvd
St Louis Park, Minnesota  55416
United States

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Join us for lunch as we discuss cyber security with Bill Hagestad, Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer.

  • There is ‘no cost’ for attending this event but reservations are requested to ensure there is space available.
  • Lunch is available at this event at your expense.

Guests are welcome to attend!

Speaker Details

Paul Hansen, Speaker for MGTA Luncheon Trade Commissioner for Life Sciences and CleanTechnologies, as part of Global Affairs Canada

Bill Hagestad — Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer, R&D, Smiths Medical

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Retired) Bill Hagestad is the Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer for Smiths-Medical. Bill is also an adjunct professor in cybersecurity counterintelligence at Utica College, Syracuse, New York.

He is an internationally registered white hat hacker as well as an internationally recognized & respected authority on the People’s Republic of China’s use of computer and information network systems as a weapon. He speaks internationally on the subject of China’s hegemony in the information age.

In 2012, Bill’s first book “21stCentury Chinese Cyber Warfare” debuted. In 2013 he published another seminal work about the People’s Republic of China’s Cyber Activities “Operation Middle Kingdom: China's Use of Computers & Networks as a Weapon System”. In 2014, Bill has also published both “Chinese Information Warfare Doctrine Development 1994 – 2014”; and, “China's Plans for Winning Information Confrontation: Important Chinese Information Warfare Articles - Information Confrontation”.

In August 2015, Bill published “Chinese Cyber Crime” a view into the Chinese hacking underworld and a 2nd edition in February 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad provides current cyber threat assessments to international defense, intelligence and law enforcement entities. He speaks both domestically and internationally on strategic information security threats Chinese Cyber Threat.

Bill’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese, with minor emphasis in Classical Chinese and Modern Japanese, University of Minnesota. He earned a Master of Science in Military Strategy from the US Marine Corps Command & Staff College in 2002. He holds a Master of Science in Security Technologies from the College of Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in the Management of Technology from the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota. Bill is also the author of “21st Century Chinese Cyber Warfare”, ISBN 978-1849283342 published in 2012, and 2013: “Operation Middle Kingdom: China's Use of Computers & Networks as a Weapon System ISBN: 978-1482577105 and Chinese Cyber Crime 2016, 2nd edition ISBN: 978-1523816552

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