Keynotes for 2019

Tuesday June 4, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

Michelle Dennedy, Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco, Author and Podcast.  

Michelle is the VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco and works to raise awareness and create tools that promote privacy, quality, integrity, respect and asset level possibilities for data. Michelle is passionate about data privacy and protection, and for building better technology that matters. She works closely with families, executives, innovators and dreamers at all levels and in businesses & organizations at all stages to support the combination of policy, practice and tools.

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Wednesday June 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Kim Zetter, Cybersecurity Journalist and Author  

Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who has covered cybersecurity and national security since 1999, most recently for WIRED, where she wrote for more than a decade. She has broken numerous stories over the years about NSA surveillance, WikiLeaks, and the hacker underground, including an award-winning series about the security problems with electronic voting machines. She has three times been voted one of the top ten security journalists in the U.S. by her journalism peers and security professionals. She’s considered one of the world’s experts on Stuxnet, a virus/worm used to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, and published a highly-acclaimed book on the topic – Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon.

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Wednesday June 5, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

The Colorado=Security Podcast LIVE,

featuring Debbi Blyth

Come hear Colorado’s #1 security podcast live on the RMISC keynote stage! Join podcast hosts Robb Reck (CISO of Ping Identity) and Alex Wood (CISO of Pulte Financial Services) as they update us on the news from the Colorado tech and security scene, and interview our own Debbi Blyth, CISO for the State of Colorado.

Debbi has led the Office of Information Security for the State of Colorado since 2014, when she moved over from TeleTech. Debbi will share her passion for the security of our state, her experience handling a massive cyber attack against CDOT, and her advice for those looking to enter the security field.

Colorado = Security has one mission – to make Colorado the mecca for information security. Find more information at


Deborah Blythe, CISO, State of Colorado

    Robb Reck, CISO, Ping Identity 

 Alex Wood, VP, Information Security/CISO, Pulte Financial Services


In August 2014, Deborah Blyth became the state’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), bringing a diverse 25-year technology background including 14 years of information security experience. As the CISO, she serves as the point of contact for all information security initiatives in Colorado, informing the Secretary of Technology & Chief Information Officer and executive agency leadership on security risks and impacts of policy and management decisions on IT-related initiatives. Deborah is responsible for determining the strategic and         tactical security direction for the State to meet established objectives.

Before joining the state of Colorado, Deborah led the Information Technology Security and Compliance programs at TeleTech (5 years) and Travelport (3 years). Deborah is a Colorado native, and graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University.

Thursday June 6, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure, Security & Privacy Expert 

Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert. He has worked at F-Secure since 1991.  Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge.  He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list.  Mr. Hypponen sits in the advisory boards of t2 and Social Safeguard and in the advisory panel for the Monetary Authority of Singapore.  Click here for more info

 Presentation Title: STATE OF THE NET

The world of computer security keeps changing. New kinds of attackers appear, with new targets, new motivations and new methods. To understand and to fight the attacks, we need to understand who the attackers are. Security expert Mikko Hypponen will look at the latest big hacking cases and reveal what really went on. What are the latest threats? How can they be fought? And what are the real ways creating new security solutions?

Thursday June 6, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

The Comedy of Nancy Norton!


After being born the fourth of three children, Nancy Norton began touring as a stand-up comedian in 1991 and has toured nationally and internationally, headlining clubs, colleges, cruises and USO tours.

Nancy is known for performing uniquely funny shows that connect with universal truths through her intuitive, high energy, fast paced, and engaging style. 

You may have seen her on various comedy showcases over the years, from doing stand-up on Evening at the Improv on A&E,to her one-woman show, The Yellowish-Green Girl on PBS and most recently featured on Nickmom Night Out on Nickelodeon.

Nancy is a local legend who just became the first woman to ever win the Boston Comedy Fest on Saturday, September 15th 2018!

Don’t miss out on what The Denver Post describes as “a laugh riot!”