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About the Speaker
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    Patrick Woods
    Asst. Director, Cybersecurity & Technology / CISO, Missouri State Highway Patrol

    Patrick J. Woods serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity & Technology in the Patrol's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. In this capacity, Patrick directs the Patrol's cybersecurity and technology efforts to include network, data center, PC Support as well as the Cybersecurity Operations, Audit and Intelligence units. He currently serves on the FBI's Advisory Policy Board, Security and Access Subcommittee where he leads a task force aimed at addressing issues with law enforcement's use of the cloud. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science Degree in Cybersecurity and is a Doctoral Candidate awaiting publication of his dissertation of the defense of U.S. State and Local Law Enforcement agencies against the negative impacts of hacktivist attacks.