COLUMBUS, INDIANA – The Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has announced details of its upcoming Annual Meeting, to be held Monday, November 4, 2019, at The Commons in downtown Columbus, Indiana, 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Two cybersecurity experts, Christopher and Stephanie Domas, will deliver a joint keynote address that will captivate attendees with a practical discussion of elements ranging from cyber warfare to answering questions like, “Can someone’s pacemaker be hacked?”.
“Each year, we are pleased to feature a keynote address that is of interest and importance to our community,” said Jason Hester, president of Greater Columbus EDC. “Chris and Stephanie Domas are individually by themselves sought-after speakers, so to bring this dynamic husband and wife duo to Columbus, Indiana, for their first joint presentation is a special treat.”
Christopher Domas is Senior Security Researcher for Intel Corporation. Specializing in embedded systems reverse-engineering (RE) and vulnerability analysis, he finds ways to manipulate electronic devices to perform in unexpected ways. Previously applying his research towards national security, he has worked to develop cyber technology that protects people on the newest front of global war, cyber warfare.
Stephanie Domas is Vice President of Research & Development for MedSec, a cybersecurity research company formed exclusively to help the health care industry and medical device manufacturers address cybersecurity at all stages of a medical devices lifecycle. Ms. Domas is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and a frequent contributor and author on healthcare topics.
“We’ve all heard the phrase ‘The best defense is a good offense,’ or ‘The best offense is a good defense.’ These old adages don’t just apply to sports, but also to the world of cybersecurity. Chris and I are thrilled to be able to take the complex world of cybersecurity and share it in an exciting, approachable, and understanding way. Chris’s research focuses on cyber offensive, while mine focuses on defense. Not only does that make for exciting dinner conversation, but it grants us a really fascinating perspective that we’re excited to share with you,” said Ms. Domas.
The ticketed luncheon event will also feature a report to the community on current and future activities of the Greater Columbus EDC, focused on the organization’s efforts to provide existing business support, talent attraction, and industry diversification efforts within Columbus and Bartholomew County.
The November 4, 11:30 a.m., luncheon is open to the public, but advance registration is required and space is limited. Individual tickets are $50 and reserved corporate tables of 8 are available for $400. Registration can be done online at www.ColumbusIN.org, or by calling 812-378-7300 by close of business, Wednesday, October 23rd. Credentialed members of the media are also invited and welcome to attend with advance courtesy notice requested.
About Christopher & Stephanie Domas
Christopher Domas is Senior Security Researcher for Intel Corporation. Specializing in embedded systems reverse-engineering (RE) and vulnerability analysis, he finds ways to manipulate electronic devices to perform in unexpected ways. Previously applying his research towards national security, he has worked to develop cyber technology that protects people on the newest front of global war (cyber warfare). In addition to his work at Intel Corporation, he has served as an Adjunct Instructor at Ohio State, and was Cybersecurity Research Leader at Battelle for 9 years, where in 2013 he received Battelle’s coveted 2013 Emerging Scientist and 2013 Technical Achievement awards.
Stephanie Domas is Vice President of R&D for MedSec, the first and only cyber security research company formed exclusively to serve the health care industry. In this role, she leads the development of cybersecurity products and services to support healthcare delivery organizations and medical device manufactures on design, architecture, verification, security risk management, regulatory filings, penetration testing, and execution of security best practices in the development of medical devices as well as vulnerability and asset management of connected medical devices in healthcare delivery organizations. Ms. Domas is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). She sits on several standards committees involved in furthering cybersecurity for medical products, frequently publishes articles on healthcare cybersecurity topics, and is an Adjunct Professor at Ohio State.
About the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation
The Greater Columbus (Indiana) Economic Development Corporation, is an independent, non-profit economic development organization serving Columbus and all Bartholomew County, Indiana. The organization’s goal is to grow & attract well-paying, high value-added, community-minded businesses by influencing and leveraging the area’s distinct capabilities in advanced manufacturing, design, and Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) education resources. Current industry diversification targets include Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Automotive Engineering/R&D Services, as well as Aerospace, Defense, & Cybersecurity opportunities. Greater Columbus EDC’s approach is three-fold: (1) Work with existing primary employers to help them grow in Columbus and Bartholomew County, (2) attract and recruit new companies, and (3) work with local community partners to build upon and continuously improve the area’s desirability to businesses and residents. For more information on the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation and the services it offers, please visit www.ColumbusIN.org.