Highlighted Speaker BiosBoard of Trustees: Steve Veres, President (Seat No. 3), Tina Park, First Vice President (Seat No. 2), Nancy Pearlman, Second Vice President (Seat No. 6), Kelly Candaele (Seat No. 4), Mona Field (Seat No. 1), Miguel Santiago (Seat No. 7), Scott J. Svonkin (Seat No. 5), Daniel Campos, Student Trustee
This workshop will cover online security. Hear panelists from Norton by Symantec, FBI and NSCA give updates of their products and services. They will also discuss future trends.
Jensen Penalosa
FBI, Supervisory Special Agent
Supervisory Special Agent Jensen Penalosa has been a Special Agent with the FBI since 2005. SSA Penalosa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI, SSA Penalosa was employed by FileNet Corporation, as a software engineer. SSA Penalosa is currently assigned to the Los Angeles Field Division, where he supervises a Cyber Crime Squad that specializes in the investigation of computer and high-technology crimes, including computer intrusions, and other types of malicious computer activity.


Paul De La Cerda

Los Angeles Southwest College, CTE Dean in Academic Affairs
Mr. De La Cerda has an extensive business and technical background with an Engineering degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oklahoma State University. He also possesses an Executive Management Degree from University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Currently, he serves as the CTE Dean in Academic Affairs for the Los Angeles Community College District at Southwest College. At the college, he oversees multiple Federal and State funded grant programs including a recent $5M H-1B Department of Labor award and the Department of Homeland Security and Cyber Security programs. He also served as the director of the Goldman Sachs Foundation funded small business development program. Previously, he was the first Director of Grant Administration for the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Public Safety Office where he procured and administered over $100M in Department of Homeland Security Urban Security Initiative and State Homeland Security anti-terrorism grants.

He is an experienced business consultant with over 10 years in government and public relations including working with various Federal, State and City/County of Los Angeles public safety departments including LAPD, Port of LA, Sheriffs Department, and LA World Airport. He is both a San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal 40-under-40 award winner and was elected to public office in 2005 where he serves as the first Latino elected School Board Member for the Saugus Union School District in North Los Angeles County.


Naja El-Khoury

Los Angeles Southwest College, Professor

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
1. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Principal Investigator of a two-year grant (2011-2013). Under this grant, three new programs were developed: Computer Science Homeland Security A.S. Degree, Homeland Security & Computer Networks Certificate of Achievement, and Homeland Security Network Administrator Certificate of Achievement.

2. U.S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training Grant. Co-Developer of Homeland Security Computer Science program (2010-Present). Development not-for-credit computer science and technology courses contextualized for the homeland security field to prepare workers for employment and advancement.

3. Achieving the Dream at Los Angeles Southwest College. Data Team Member (2010-Present). The Lumina Foundation's Achieving the Dream is a national initiative aimed at helping more community college students succeed, with a special focus on students of color and low-income students. The Data Team collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on student outcomes to diagnose institutional strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies for improving institutional and student performance.

4. Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Workshop offered by the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Participant (2010). This workshop provided Los Angeles Southwest College faculty members and administrators with the tools to implement supplemental instruction for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students.

5. Los Angeles Valley College Tech Prep Program, Counselor, Mentor and Director Assistant (2001 - 2008). Educational partnerships between Los Angeles Valley College, 16 Los Angeles Unified School District High Schools, and 18 public and private employers to introduce and prepare high school students for careers in computer science information technology, manufacturing technology, electronics, engineering, fire technology, wild land fire technology, business, accounting and law.
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Los Angeles Community College District 2013