Speaker Bio

Ronnie Hawkins


Ronnie Hawkins, Jr., Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force, retired, is president of the Hawkins Group, where he provides clients with solutions to cybersecurity, strategic planning, risk management, and leadership development. Mr. Hawkins was the first commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks, where he served for both the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and the Department of Defense, Chief Information Officer. He is a visiting professor at Angelo State University, where he lectures on leadership development and is an internationally respected subject matter expert on leadership, strategic planning, cybersecurity, information technologies and military matters.  He has almost four decades of business, military, academic, and spiritual development experience.  He has been frequently quoted in news and trade publications, and has been a sought after speaker at national and technical conferences, and civic events.

Session description: Cybersecurity - What do you need to know?
We are seeing a significant increase in cybercrime that can end your business in a matter of seconds. Cybercriminals are getting faster, stronger and smarter by constantly evolving their attack methods in their attempts to gain access to your firm’s confidential highly sensitive information.
Join Retired Lieutenant General Ronnie Hawkins Jr, U.S. Air Force and President of the Hawkins Group, Dawn Leetham, VP of Customer Success & Services eSentire, Megan Eckhardt, Manager SOC Customer Care eSentire as they dive into:
What is the cybersecurity culture?
What are the cybersecurity challenges for businesses?
How to protect your business from financial and reputational damage?
What can be done? Balancing the signal: noise ratio to quickly identify the bad stuff.

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