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Dewayne Hart's Bio

Dewayne Hart is a 20-Year veteran of the US Navy, founder of SEMAIS, and published author. His “All Cyber” experience provides a structured process for engaging in cybersecurity.  Over the past 30 years, he has developed a common-sense approach to roadmap cybersecurity and safeguard the most critical systems for the Department of Defense, Federal agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. His involvement in cybersecurity advisory, digital modernization, data protection, security engineering, workforce development, and cyber risk management modernizes security thinking. When he delivers “Cyber Talk,” his audience gains unique insight into an all-inclusive format to understand the cyber domain or eco-system. [Download Full Bio]

“We are all cyber-thinkers and must remain vigilant and use the Cybersecurity Mindset as a common practice. Hackers are getting wiser—so why not our communities as well!”Dewayne Hart

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Dewayne Hart  Delivers Cybersecurity Content Thats Valuable To All Genre of Professionals

The cybersecurity landscape can become complex and drive individual fears and to add the cyber attacks are escalating. These cyber attacks exist on multiple layers and can cause significant disruption and  promote the “hackers’ appetite”. When resilience becomes critical and operational commitments impact services and customer, we are all challenged to become “cyber defenders”. The traditional practice of technology genre’s is obsolete. The current security landscape is an inclusive culture of all genres that must become risk conscious and not fall prey to hackers’ aggression.

Delivering Cybersecurity Content

Lets Talk Why You Need 360o Degree Of Cyber Visibility

Cyber Visibility refers to having intelligence and informed knowledge concerning an organization’s digital footprint, weaknesses, risks, and vulnerabilities induced by implementing inadequate controls. The traditional network perimeter no longer exists, and sustaining visibility is becoming challenging. Organizations struggle to gain accurate data on asset coverage, vulnerability key metrics, real-time analysis, and actual risk exposure. When either fails, enterprises become more vulnerable, create blindspots, and serve as a “hackers appetite” – a soft target that can be exploited. It’s easy to state that being proactive and driving awareness deters hackers’ aggression and reduces risks. This is classic and righteous, but having a functional cyber visibility program affords more options and matures cyber protection—the outcome positions enterprises to improve cyber readiness and gain advanced knowledge concerning their security posture.

You Heard It Once, Now Again – Stop Feeding The Hackers’ Appetite

Imagine a world where your personal information, data, and financial details are fully protected. A world where hackers have no power. But to achieve that, we need to be proactive and take action. Join Dewayne  as he reveals effective strategies and best practices to secure your business and sensitive information. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, hackers are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities, disrupting our privacy, safety, and online activities. It’s time to become vigilant and starve hackers of their opportunity. Numerous challenges have been aimed at defeating hackers’ aggression. The methodologies work well for some, but others often fall prey by opening a revolving door that destroys the cybersecurity shield. The risk outcomes carry far more implications due to soft targets, threat vectors, and lapses in safeguards. Despite knowing that hackers are soft target driven, many organizations struggle to communicate that “Feeding Hackers’ Appetite” is a risk-enabling concept. This speaking session explains why hackers’ target exploitation is the weakest link, gateways additional risks, and survives when the cybersecurity shield becomes defeated.

Cracking the Code: Unveiling the Connection Between AI and Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become a global priority in today’s interconnected world, where malicious actors find new ways to exploit vulnerabilities. Fortunately, innovative solutions are emerging, and AI is at the forefront of this fight. Artificial intelligence adds a new layer of defense against emerging threats, making it an indispensable tool to safeguard our digital landscape. By leveraging machine learning algorithms and data analysis, AI enhances the detection and prevention of cyber attacks. From recognizing intricate patterns to rapidly identifying anomalies, AI empowers security systems to stay one step ahead of malicious activities. Join Dewayne to understand how AI can provide real-time threat analysis, detect anomalies, and swiftly respond to potential breaches. You will also learn how data automation streamlines security operations, elevating our ability to identify vulnerabilities, proactively protect sensitive information, and prevent potential attacks. This Session will remove misinformation and provide advanced and early information gathering to understand AI and cybersecurity presence, roadmap, and contribution. In addition, attendees can frame how AI and Cybersecurity impact social-technical environments. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the cybersecurity curve!

Your Cyber Protection Program Needs Attention

Critical systems and applications must remain available as organizations digitally modernize and onboard technologies.
Typical failures are supposed to withstand cyber stress and sustain availability – since proper planning, vulnerabilities, attacks, and risk states should be known. Shifting blame is not an option – which forces resiliency to become active and responsive. With an absent resilient strategy – organizations are risk prone! This speaking session roadmap various strategies and concepts to sustain security when changes, disasters, or emergencies activate. Terms such as continual engagement, proactive defense, and security visibility are introduced. The discussion also focuses on cyber resiliency best practices and defense against disruption.

These Secret Tips Will Modernize Your Cyber Workforce

Cybersecurity workforce programs have traditionally focused on education, certification, and skillset advancement.
The scenario is familiar across many technology boundaries, teams, and corporations. Every day, workforce development caters to skillset analysis and learning gaps. By far, the initiatives have achieved great success. These concepts have served security well, but advancing a workforce ensures that the organization has aligned its team structures, labor categories, and skillset requirements. This speaking session discusses how to realign the cybersecurity workforce to operate better; and how a talent management system can support modernization strategies.

New Workshops for 2024

1. Cybersecurity Leadership Dynamics That Will Change How You Lead

In this empowering and insightful cybersecurity leadership workshop, discover the key strategies and skills necessary to excel in the fast-paced digital age. Get ready to dive into the world of cybersecurity leadership and unlock your path to success. Led by seasoned expert Dewayne Hart in the field, this workshop provides a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge techniques and industry best practices. Here is a little secret: Dewayne facilitated courses as a Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy on leadership and development and also served as a leader aboard four naval vessels. He used those talents within the commercial sector as a business owner. Now he wants you to be successful. He brings practical experience and information that will make cybersecurity professionals lead with success.  Throughout the sessions,  attendees will gain invaluable knowledge on how to cultivate effective leadership in the realm of cybersecurity. Explore key topics such as cybersecurity trends, risk management, team building, and fostering a security-centric culture within your organization.  Arm yourself with the knowledge and expertise needed to safeguard your organization, build a resilient security infrastructure, and emerge as a leader in the digital landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to harness success in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity!

2. C-Suite Leadership, Let's Talk About Vulnerability Management

You have probably heard that vulnerability management is about patching and presenting metrics. Dewayne will show you there is more to the process. In this comprehensive workshop, he will guide C-suite executives and senior leaders through the essential steps and strategies to master vulnerability management, ensuring the utmost security for their organization. he is a master at explaining True Risk Analysis and performing a Current State Analysis. The training supports decision-makers and strategic leaders such as the Director of IT or Security, CISO, CIO, CTO, CEO, or other Executive Leadership roles. The course also supports Federal ISSOs, IAM, ISO, or Security Managers positions.  With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated, C-suite professionals must stay informed and equipped with the right tools. Throughout this workshop, he demonstrates the significance of vulnerability management and its role in strengthening your organization’s security posture.  He integrates practical experience in the field and explains potential gaps and deficiencies that are common throughout organizations. Did you know he was a Vulnerability Management Consultant before embarking as a business owner and writer?  He also explores the critical components of a successful vulnerability management program, including identification, assessment, prioritization, and remediation.  Attendees will participate in a Group Learning scenario where they engage and resolve industry-related issues concerning vulnerability management and a “Practical Tool” session where they discuss and share learning points. Don’t miss this opportunity to master vulnerability management and safeguard your company against potential threats. Ready to take your C-suite’s vulnerability management to the next level? Join this workshop now and ensure your organization’s security is second to none!

3. Cyber Awareness Secrets Revealed: Not Your Ordinary Course

You have probably attended a cybersecurity awareness course and said, “It’s Boring” or “Repetitive.” Join Dewayne Hart as he excites and interests you in cybersecurity. He unveils secrets that lie within the realm of cyber security and guides you to stay one step ahead in the digital age. 🔒 Safeguard Your Future: His unconventional approach to cyber awareness takes you on an eye-opening journey, equipping you with indispensable knowledge and empowering you to protect yourself in an increasingly interconnected world.  Dewayne goes beyond just talking about passwords and transitions the workshop into examining cybersecurity holistically.  Businesses can gain the upper hand against cyber threats and secure their digital presence with the techniques and insider tips in this not-so-ordinary course. 🔐 Pushing Boundaries:  he goes beyond traditional methods, bringing fresh perspectives and innovative strategies to combat the ever-evolving challenges of cyber threats. By thinking outside the box,  the workshop presents the depths of cyber awareness and exposes the hidden tricks employed by cybercriminals, ensuring all genres of businesses and professionals are well-prepared to engage in cybersecurity. Whether you’re a cybersecurity enthusiast, a tech-savvy individual, or simply someone curious about cybersecurity’s mysteries, this workshop is the key to staying safe!  You can beat “Hackers” to the finish line.

4. Hackers Have A Roadmap, Now You Need One For Your Career

As cyber threats continue to evolve, it has become imperative to equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to safeguard your professional journey. This workshop was meticulously crafted, guiding you through every crucial step towards building a successful and secure career. From establishing a solid foundation in cybersecurity to advanced techniques for staying one step ahead of hackers, Dewayne has you covered.  he understands the stress and frustrations of channeling the job market. This workshop is packed with practical advice, insider tips, and real-world scenarios, offering you invaluable insights that can elevate your professional profile.  It covers everything from conquering career transitions to gaining a competitive edge. Join a community of like-minded professionals eager to advance their careers. Engage in practical exercises and interactive discussions and gain direct feedback from experts in the field. Uncover the key milestones and stepping stones that will help propel you towards success, unlocking opportunities and opening doors. No more uncertainties or aimless wandering. This comprehensive workshop equips you with the tools and knowledge to confidently steer your career in the desired direction. Don’t leave your career journey to chance. Invest in yourself and take the reins of your professional growth. Unleash your potential, conquer your goals, and unlock endless possibilities. Seize this opportunity to map out your career success today!

5. You Are Now A Digital Parent, So Please Protect The Youth

You probably think the importance of Digital Parenting is to secure mobile devices, PlayStation Games, or tablets. Dewayne has more to share that will “shake” your senses and motivate concern! In this insightful workshop, he travels deep into the crucial aspects of being a digital parent and how you can effectively protect the youth. In a world where technology constantly evolves, parents must adapt and empower themselves with the necessary knowledge and tools to ensure their children’s online safety. This  workshop aims to equip parents and enthusiasts with practical strategies, expert advice, and actionable tips to navigate the challenges and risks arising from the extensive use of digital platforms. Join us in this eye-opening workshop as we address various topics, including understanding the digital landscape, recognizing potential dangers and threats, fostering healthy online habits, promoting responsible device use, and establishing open communication channels between parents and children regarding online experiences. Dewayne Hart will share invaluable insights, research-backed advice, and real-life anecdotes to highlight the importance of digital literacy and how it plays a profound role in safeguarding our children from cyberbullying, online predators, inappropriate content, and other online hazards. By attending this workshop, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the steps necessary to fortify your child’s digital safety and nurture their digital citizenship skills. Discover relevant tools, resources, and parental control options that can be used to establish an environment of trust, guidance, and protection in your home. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to become a well-informed and proactive digital parent.

6. Small Business Owners, You Must Protect Your Brand

Your brand is everything. It sets you apart from competitors, establishes your reputation, and builds customer trust. But imagine this…one day, your company is hacked and the network goes down for 72 hours. Did you have a contingency plan? Are your customers happy? It’s not when your business is attacked, but are you ready and capable of defending?  This workshop compiles valuable insights and practical tips to assist you in protecting and maintaining the integrity of your brand. Throughout this workshop, Dewayne will dive into various aspects of  cyber protection, covering strategies to safeguard your company from cyber attacks and how to drive resilience, sustainability, and “keep customers happy.” Typical topics for HR, supplier management, technology consideration, and legal ramifications are all discussed. He also highlights how digital transformation, AI, and cybersecurity intersect and serve as your core. Throughout the workshop, you’ll engage in real-life examples demonstrating the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures. Discover practical tips to create a security culture within your organization, educate your team members about potential risks, and establish protocols to mitigate them effectively. By attending this workshop, you’ll enhance your knowledge and contribute to a stronger, more resilient small business community. Together, we can thwart cyber threats and shield our establishments from malicious actors. Don’t miss this empowering opportunity to enhance your business cyber protection strategy.

Cybersecurity Statistics



of reported cyber crimes are generally attributed to phishing attacks in the technology sector.

           Top Cyber Crime Statistics For 2023