CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS CONFERENCE
October 6, 2009
Johnson County Admin Bldg.
111 S Cherry
Olathe, KS 66061
K is the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Native Intelligence, Inc., a firm that provides
effective and entertaining security awareness programs to government and commercial clients.
K has presented at conferences that include the Computer Security Institute Security Exchange
(CSI SX) Conference in 2008, the New York Cyber Security Conference (2006 and 2007), the
Annual CSI Computer Security Conferences (2005, 2007), and Information Assurance and
Security Conferences held by FISSEA, FIAC, and eGOV. She has been a speaker for Security
Awareness Day events held by the IRS, NRC, NOAA, DLA, IHS, and the Census Bureau.
In addition to speaking, K is also one of the facilitators for the Computer Security Institute's
Security Awareness Peer Group, which meets several times a year in various locations. K
facilitated the group meeting in San Francisco in July 2008 and will also facilitate the meeting
that follows the CSI Conference in November 2008 at National Harbor, Maryland.
K holds a degree from Johns Hopkins University, and is the author of the chapter on Security
Awareness Programs in the three-volume "Handbook of Information Security" and the chapter
on Awareness in the "Computer Security Handbook." She is a named contributor to NIST
Special Publication 800-16, "Information Technology Security Training Requirements: A Role-
and Performance-Based Model." In March 2006, the Federal Information Systems Security
Educators' Association honored K as their Security Educator of the Year.
Several hundred thousand people worldwide have taken security awareness courses that K has
developed. Some of these courses have been translated into several languages, including
Japanese, German, Italian, and Spanish. K has developed awareness programs that include
program plans, surveys and analysis, general and role-based e-learning courses, newsletters,
screen savers, posters, contests, security awareness motivational and reward items, and creation
of security mascots, logos, and themes.
Norma Jean Schaefer
Chief Information Officer, KS Dept. of Health & Environment
Norma Jean Schaefer, chief information officer, is responsible for supporting the technology
initiatives of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
Norma Jean joined KDHE as the Information Security Officer and Network Infrastructure
Services Manager. She currently is responsible for all application and geographic information
development, infrastructure services, telecommunications, wide area networking, local area
networking, desktop support, IT security, disaster recovery planning, applications training and
support, and records management. She was named chief information officer in December 2008.
Prior to KDHE, she was the Information Security Officer and Information Technology
Consultant for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI). At the KBI, she participated in a $5
million dollar project called KCJIS. She assisted with the review and approval of the integration
of the multiple transactional systems. In 1997, she designed and implementation a Virtual Private
Network, a $1.1 million dollar project, that allowed the state of Kansas, to be the first state in the
nation to send Federal criminal justice information over the Internet. In addition, this project
allowed Kansas to cost avoid $1.5 dollars annually in network charges.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Technology Administration. She chaired the state of Kansas
Security Users Group made of state, local and county security professionals. She was a member
of was a member of the FBI Criminal Justice Information System Security Committee. She is
the author of a white paper titled "Security the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System."
She has presented at many international conferences and had the pleasure of speaking to the
Country of Trinidad's Ministry of National Security.