This month's topic is cyber security and the program features a keynote address by Lou Stephens, special agent in charge, Minneapolis field office, U.S. Secret Service.
4:30-5:30 pm: Registration and networking
5:30-6:30 pm: Plated Dinner
6:30-7:30 pm: Presentation
7:30-8 pm: Networking, coffee and dessert
Information on the cyber threat landscape, guidance on what victim organizations should expect when working with law enforcement and perspectives on Private/ Public sector collaboration and intel sharing will be offered during this fascinating session.
Free parking is available in the surface parking lot, located at 27th Street and Park Avenue. Handicapped parking is available on the northeast side of the parking lot.
Lou Stephens is the Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Secret Service in Minneapolis, MN and manages the agency's protective and investigative operations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. A 25 year veteran of the Secret Service, he began his career in New York City where he primarily conducted financial crimes, identity theft and bank fraud investigations. He was later transferred to Washington D.C. and assigned to protect Vice Presidents Gore and Cheney, during which time he travelled the country and world conducting domestic and international security advances, personal protection and logistics management. He subsequently worked at Secret Service Headquarters where he served as a supervisor overseeing logistics in support of protective operations.
Mr. Stephens later transferred to the Secret Service office located in Rome, Italy for over five years and had regional responsibilities for leading all Secret Service investigative and protective operations throughout Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and portions of Africa. It was here that Mr. Stephens helped create the Secret Service's first foreign based Cyber Crimes Task Force. This multi nation task force based in Rome, Italy, was created in 2008 to bring together and utilize the combined resources of international law enforcement agencies, public sector organizations and corporate businesses partners throughout Europe and the United States to combat trans national cyber crime. In his role as manager of the European Cyber Crimes Task Force, Mr. Stephens initiated and managed high profile transnational cyber investigations which involved network intrusions and the theft of data, personally identifiable information, payment card information and intellectual property from a wide range of U.S. and European based public and private sector organizations.
Mr. Stephens arrived in Minnesota in 2011 and is a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.