Introducing the San Diego Regional Cyber Lab!
July 13, 2023 - 6-8pm PST
Speakers: Darren Bennett and Ian Brazill
The San Diego Regional Cyber Lab’s mission is to provide the greater San Diego region with coordinated cybersecurity awareness through collaborative access to tools, intelligence, and a trained and capable workforce. This group – consisting of cybersecurity experts, academics, local CEOs and public officials – works together to enhance cybersecurity resilience through timely sharing of information and analysis, and provides specialized training with safe environments to simulate and defend against cyberattacks.
Join us as Darren Bennett and Ian Brazill discuss the newly launched Regional Cyber Lab in Downtown San Diego and its many physical and virtual offerings to the region, including what YOU can do to participate in the lab’s efforts to lift up the cyber maturity of the San Diego region.
About the speakers:
Darren Bennett - Chief Information Security Officer (City of San Diego)
Darren Bennett is a global information and cybersecurity leader with more than 20 years experience in information security, focusing on all aspects of cyber, information and physical security. As the Chief Information Security Officer for the City of San Diego, Bennett is responsible for the security of all information systems used by the City. As the Regional Coordinator for the FBI Computer Science Program, Bennett served as a trusted adviser for the FBI and provided leadership and guidance regarding cyber-investigations to more than 25 computer scientists across 15 separate FBI divisions located across the western United States.
Visit Darren on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-l-bennett/
Ian Brazill - Program Manager & Cyber Lab Lead (City of San Diego)
Ian Brazill is a Program Manager with the City of San Diego’s Department of Information Technology. Working primarily with the Department’s Architecture & Engineering Division, Ian’s core areas of responsibility include PCI compliance, financial management, the San Diego Regional Cyber Lab, and more. Ian has worked for the City of San Diego for close to 7 years and is currently a graduate student at San Diego State University.
Visit Ian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianbrazill/