Skip to Main Content

HDI North Coast: Cyber Security Trends + Security Panel Discussion

27 May 2021
2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

Topic: Security Training and Your Environment


During the keynote presentation we’ll take a little dive into the world of psychology, and where it ends up meeting technology. We’ll discuss why users might cause information security issues, and how we can work to better mitigate them. We’ll also examine how policies can help, or hinder, the effectiveness of the security design, and how security technology could actually help to contribute to a more insecure environment. Finally, we’ll consider how training can contribute to a successful information security posture, and where it may give organizational leaders a false sense of security.


We will follow this up with a panel discussion with panelists from various sectors.


Keynote Speaker:  Jimmy Murphy

Jimmy Murphy has been a Computer Scientist with the FBI for over five years. He has worked on every type of violation that the FBI investigates, and is a current member of the FBI’s Adjunct Faculty Program. Jimmy’s education, training and experience has brought him special knowledge in network and information security, as well as interviews and interrogations. Jimmy is currently assigned to the Cyber squad of the FBI’s Louisville Field Office, which primarily deals with computer intrusion cases. He is also a recognized subject matter expert for the Field Office on technical matters, and assists in multiple ways to utilize technology to further the FBI’s mission.



Panelists: Sailaja Kotra-Turner and James Meece


Sailaja Kotra-Turner, Global Director of IT Security and Governance, Brown-Forman Corporation

Over the course of a 20 year career, Sailaja has managed teams of IT professionals in support of various IT functions like IT Operations, Enterprise Applications, Manufacturing etc. In the past few years, Sailaja has focused on leading IT Security teams in areas of Security Engineering, Operations and Strategy, Security Awareness and Identity Management. She is currently the Global Director of IT Security and Governance at Brown-Forman and is responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of controls and procedures to ensure the integrity and security for all computer-based systems and networks across all technical platforms.  Sailaja holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business (Southern Methodist University). She lives in Fairview, Texas with her husband and kids. 



James Meece, Chief Information Security Officer, Louisville Metro Government

James has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Louisville Metro Government since 2015. During his tenure, he and his team have led the charge in reducing overall cyber risk to Louisville Metro by 82% through metrics-driven action. He has embraced an approach of progress through partnerships - both internal and external - and forged a strategy based on defense in depth that adapts to the disappearing network perimeter. He has served in the military for 31 years and is a Major in the Kentucky National Guard.  He current assignment is as the Defensive Cyber Operations Team Chief. He holds multiple industry certifications and is a member of the Association of Old Crows, the Kentucky Cyber Threat Working Group, and is the President of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Signal Corps Regimental Association. 



Date: May 27, 2021

Time: 2:30--4:00 PM

Location: Virtual Event (conference information sent the day before the event)

Ticket Name Membership Type Sale Ends Price Quantity
General Admission 27 May 2021 Free
General Admission Local Chapter Membership
27 May 2021
Members Only

27 May 2021
2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

Google Calendar

  • Virtual Event