14th Cyber Defense and Disaster
Recovery Conference
(CDDR 2020)


Theme: Threat Hunting and Incident Response

April 10 TBD, University of Springfield (UIS), Springfield, Illinois


(Postponed to fall 2020 due to COVID-19)

About The Conference

About The Event

Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery (CDDR) is an annual conference organized by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) since 2006. The theme of the 14th CDDR conference is about cyber threat hunting and incident response.

Currently, we are seeing a surge in the number of cyberattacks putting companies and organizations at risk. These attacks include ransomware, cryptominers, and banking trojans, to name a few. The conventional defensive countermeasures, such as endpoint security and IDS products, are not capable of fully mitigating some of these attacks. We need to devise new defensive strategies to capture attacks currently occurring under the wire. Despite utilizing defensive approaches to mitigate cybersecurity attacks, some will be undetected and can cause a catastrophic outcome for the company. Companies need to be prepared and be capable of handling or containing cyberattacks in a costly manner. In this conference, our invited speakers will offer their perspectives on these subjects.

Announcement (3/11/2020)

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Springfield has made the very difficult decision to postpone the upcoming CDDR to fall 2020 due to concerns regarding COVID-19 pandemic. We do regret having to make this decision. However, the health and safety of our conference speakers, attendees, students, and staff is our highest priority. We will announce the new date for the conference in a few weeks.
We have already reached out to our attendees regarding this decision. If you have not received our email please contact cddr@uis.edu for the refund.

If you wish to get an email once we determined the new date, please register your email via CDDR Email List form.

Where

Public Affairs Center (PAC),
University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, Illinois

When

Friday (8:30a to 4:00p)
Registration will be open at 7:30a
April 10, 2020 (Postponed, TBD)

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

** Want to present? Call for Paper is open till March 1st 8th (Extended) **

Speaker 1

Pedram Amini

CTO at InQuest.net

Speaker 2

Greg Foss

Senior Threat Researcher at VMware Carbon Black

Speaker 3

Michael Springer

Senior Consultant at Brown Smith Wallace

Speaker 3

Brandon Wunderle

Manager at CrowdStrike

Speaker 3

Chad Johnson

Analyst at CrowdStrike

Speaker 3

Tyler Young

Sr. Manager, Head of Cyber Security at Relativity

Speaker 3

Yvan Foonde

Head of Incident Response at Relativity

Speaker 3

Nick Schroeder

Principal Consultant at FireEye Mandiant Managed Defense

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

** Want to present? Call for Paper is open till March 1st **


** Full schedule will be announced soon after **

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Performing Arts Center,
U of I Springfield

A valuable arts resource of the University of Illinois Springfield, UIS Performing Arts Center (Sangamon Auditorium) opened its doors in 1981 as the result of a community effort to establish a performing arts facility in the Illinois state capital city.

Hotels

Here are some nearby hotels

Hotel 1

Crowne Plaza Springfield (3.5 stars)

3.1 Miles from the Venue

Hotel 3

Hilton Garden Inn Springfield (3 stars)

2.9 Miles from the Venue

Sponsors

** Want to be our sponsor? Fill our Call for Sponsorship form **

Conference Fee

Here you can register for the conference.

Registration is closed

CDDR 2020 is postponed to Fall 2020 due to COVID-19

For Students (Early Bird)
$35

  • Ends on March 15th
  • Lunch is included
  • Access to all sessions
  • Only for enrolled students

For Professionals (Early Bird)
$55

  • Ends on March 15th
  • Lunch is included
  • Access to all sessions
  • For Professionals and Enthusiasts

For Students (Regular Price)
$45

  • Starts on March 16th
  • Lunch is included
  • Access to all sessions
  • Only for enrolled students

For Professionals (Regular Price)
$75

  • Starts on March 16th
  • Lunch is included
  • Access to all sessions
  • For Professionals and Enthusiasts


** For group registration use this form  **

Contact Us

We would love to here from you.

Address

One University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703

Phone Number

+1 217 206 6770

Email

cddr@uis.edu