Tue, Aug 13 | Maggiano's Little Italy

August 2019 Luncheon

What are cyberthreats? How might they affect you? Is more than your data at risk?
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August 2019 Luncheon

Time & Location

Aug 13, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

About The Event

Cybersecurity is a national concern, getting bigger every day. It impacts so many areas of modern life. So much more than the latest data leak of credit card numbers.

Who is going to train the future ‘cyber warriors’ who will be fighting the war for us (and our data)? With a reputation for producing leaders of character for the greater good, Texas A&M is making a substantial contribution toward meeting the growing need for graduates with the skills, values, and knowledge to address the adversaries we face.

Texas A&M is classified as a “Cyber Institute” and has already been named a national center of academic excellence in all three cyber-related designations awarded by the National Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

No longer solely the domain of the Department of Computer Science, cybersecurity is a critical mission for the Texas A&M University System and is advocated at the highest levels. Texas A&M leaders recognize that the university has a duty to put its vast resources to work for the good of individuals living in the digital world and, collectively, our nation.

Join us on August 13th to hear from the Corps of Cadets and the Bush School of Government and Public Service about their efforts to combat this insidious cyberthreat and how you can develop ‘warrior’ skills.

$30 Early Bird Pricing – register on-line no later than August 6th.

$35 if you pay on-line after August 6th or at the door.

Seating for walk-ins will be very limited. We cannot guarantee you a seat unless you register on-line before the event.

Lunch is served family-style - usually salad, pasta, and don't forget those fabulous desserts!

If you have dietary restrictions, please note those on your registration. We will do our best to accommodate.

Questions? E-mail JClark@melton-melton.com or Info@HoustonAggieWomen.org.

HOUSTON AGGIE WOMEN is a key resource for Aggie women, friends and family. We connect the Houston Aggie community through networking, education, and giving back.

Our events are OPEN TO ALL - men and women, Aggies and Non-Aggies - anyone needing a little boost.

Second Tuesday of every month - networking starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Afraid you won't know anyone there? Bring a friend!

Can't find a friend to bring? Don't worry! In a room full of friendly Aggies, you're bound to find a conversation to join. And with our wide range of Class Years, you'll probably find someone with a Class Ring just like yours.

About our speakers:

CORPS OF CADETS: Started last year, the Corps of Cadets cyber unit is now 40 members strong and meets once per week. Its primary focus is helping members earn three certificates that represent a baseline knowledge of cybersecurity measures. Having the certificates gives cadets an advantage over other applicants pursuing placement in a cyber military profession or in the government or private sector. 

The unit also attends cyber competitions and hears from speakers, who are brought in to discuss real-world issues and solutions. 

Corps Commandant, Brig. Gen. Joe Ramirez ’79, wants Texas A&M to be the place the U.S. government, business and the Department of Defense come to say, “I need help in this particular area of cyber.” And he wants the Corps of Cadets to be an essential part of developing solutions to address those cyber issues.

BUSH SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE: Dr. Danny Davis ’76 and ’03 is Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security.

Danny’s association with Texas A&M began in the fall of 1972 and continues to this day. As a member of the Corps of Cadets, he served as first sergeant and commander of Dog Company. Danny completed the Army’s Airborne and Ranger schools between his junior and senior years. Upon graduation with a BA in history, he was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant. 

During his 20 year Army career, Danny served in a variety of command and staff positions in Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces units. In 1983, then Captain Davis led a company of paratroopers in combat during the invasion of Grenada. While an instructor at the Army Infantry School he also earned a master’s degree in international relations from Troy State University. LTC (retired) Davis’ military awards include the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge. From 1997-2000, he served in the US State Department's Train and Equip Program in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

From 2000-2006, Danny directed a high school JROTC Program in San Antonio. During this period he earned his second degree from Aggieland, a Ph.D. in education. Since 2006, he has worked with the military and in academia in support of national defense.

With the Bush School since 2007, Danny’s areas of expertise include terrorism, counterterrorism, and homeland and cyber security policy. He has authored a book and numerous articles on terrorism. 

Danny and his wife Mary ’79, live and raise cattle out on their Lost Dog Ranch near Old Dime Box. They have one son, Stuart ’09, also an airborne ranger infantryman. He and his wife Dana ’10, have two daughters, Henrietta ‘33 and Evangeline ’35.

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