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July 2022 Member Meeting *In Person* at Metro State University- Supply Chain Panel

July 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Supply Chain Panel Discussion

12:30- 1:00      Check In & Pre-Meeting Networking
1:00 – 1:45     “State of InfraGard MN” Updates
                           – Tim Herman – President InfraGard
                           – Brett Lawler – Vice President InfraGard
1:45 – 2:30       Supply Chain Security Panel Discussion– Software & 3rd Party Risk
                          – Peter Martinson – Blue Team Alpha
                          – Tim Benson, Director, Transportation Services, CHS
                          – Karl Mattson – Noname Security
                          – Moderator: Scott Forbes – Veritas Technologies
2:30 – 3:00      Networking Break
3:00 – 4:00      FBI Counterintelligence Squad – Seizure of Russian Yacht and other FBI Update
                            – FBI Special Agent Marcus Giebel
4:30 – 6:00      Networking, food, and beverages at local establishment (To be determined)

**Please feel free to join us for food, conversation, and drink at Los Ocampo Mexican restaurant at SW Corner of White Bear Ave and 94.

Register Here:  All attendees must register by noon on Friday July 15th

Metro State University (St. Paul)
387 Maria Avenue (Founders Hall Auditorium)
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Panel Member Bios

Peter Martinson is an Information Security Professional with 20+ years of Information Technology and Cyber Security experience. Peter has held roles handling various aspects of large and complex information security programs, most recently as Information Security Officer for a cybersecurity consulting firm and is currently Director of Incident Response with Blue Team Alpha. Peter has deep experience serving as an information security advisor and consultant, as well as experience with leading and managing Incident Response and Recovery teams.

His responsibilities have included GRC, GDPR, PCI, SOC2, audit, risk assessment and remediation, vulnerability management, vendor management, security awareness programs and has taught in the MBA program for Cardinal Stritch University. He is constantly learning and is an evangelist for strong security awareness programs.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s in Management of Information Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University (WI).

Tim Benson has been employed at CHS for 37+ years all within Global Grain Division. Experience includes Accounting, Inventory, Freight Chartering, IT Management, River Logistics and Freight Operations. Created and Implemented software packages to run execution group eliminating spreadsheets and enabling remote work capabilities.

Tim is currently the Director Transportation Services, and is responsible for Ocean vessel operations, Barge logistics, Shuttle train logistics, Rail billing services for Grain, Processing and Propane.

Karl Mattson is a cybersecurity leader and innovator who serves as the CISO for Noname Security. He has over 25 years experience leading innovative and diverse teams of technology and security professionals in financial services, retail and federal government.

Previously, Karl served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for PennyMac Financial Services and City National Bank. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty in the University of Minnesota’s MSST program and previously served as InfraGard Sector Chief (Financial Services) for the Los Angeles Chapter.



July 18, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Saint Paul, MN 55106 United States
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