Our Faculty

  • Stephen R. Katz
    Former CISO, Merrill Lynch and Citi
    Steve Katz is the founder and President of Security Risk Solutions, LLC. He continues to serve on many advisory boards, having been named as the first Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC). Katz joined Citicorp/Citigroup following a Russian hacking incident in 1995. At Citi, he was named as the industry's first Chief Information Security Officer. Katz then joined Merrill Lynch as CISO/CPO, where he organized and instituted the company-wide privacy and security program. In addition to testifying before Congress on numerous information security issues and mentoring many Fortune 50 CISOs, he was appointed as the first Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury.
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  • Randy Sabett
    Special Counsel, Cyber/Data/Privacy Practice Group, Cooley LLP
    A former NSA crypto-engineer, Sabett brings to Cooley LLP his extensive experience in data security, privacy, licensing and IP. Sabett has managed numerous data breach responses involving major retailers, financial and healthcare organizations, and on-line service providers. He served on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency and has been recognized as a leader in privacy and data security in the 2007-2014 editions of Chambers USA. Sabett is a member of the board for the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute and the Northern Virginia chapter of ISSA. He also is a frequent lecturer and author, and has appeared on or been quoted by a variety of national media sources.
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  • Mark Bower
    General Manager and CRO, Egress Technologies
    Bower, who has two decades of experience at security companies in the U.S., Australia and the U.K., has expertise in data protection and information risk reduction. Before joining Egress, he headed product and business strategy for Voltage Security.
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  • Don Gray
    Chief Technology Officer, PacketViper
    As CTO for PacketViper, Done Gray leads the Security Engineering Team and is directly involved with Deception360 development, researching new threats, and is an overall information security expert. Gray is regularly quoted in the media as a security expert and has been a cybersecurity speaker at industry events including Gartner Security Summit, Forrester Security Forum and RSA. With over 20 years of high-level experience in technology services organizations, the security industry will remember Don Gray as the founder and CTO of the MSSP Vigilantminds out of Pittsburgh, PA. It was purchased by Solutionary in 2007 when Gray transitioned to chief security strategist and continued his successful career in managed security services. Prior to joining PacketViper, Gray was the VP of Product Marketing at NTT Security (formerly Solutionary) where he led a global team to integrate and develop product marketing across multiple NTT organizations.
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  • Debra J. Geister
    Financial Crimes Strategist, NICE Actimize
    Debra Geister currently serves as a Financial Crimes Strategist at Nice Actimize. Prior to her work with NICE Actimize, she led Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions, LLC. Section 2 or S2 focuses on solutions for identification and detection of transnational criminal organizations (TCO) and the mechanisms of fraud and money laundering. Prior to S2, Geister was the Managing Director of the AML Advisory Services at Matrix International Financial Services. She also held a position as the Senior Vice President of the Financial Intelligence Unit for a US based financial institution, leading the combined Fraud and Bank Secrecy Act Unit and guiding the bank out of a cease and desist order. Previously, she was Senior Director of Consulting Services and also Director of Market Planning for AML and Fraud Products at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Geister developed products to assist clients with processes such as sanctions screening, application fraud, OFAC, PEP, and 314a.
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  • Julie Conroy
    Head of Risk Insights and Advisory, Aite-Novarica Group
    <p>Conroy is research director for Aite-Novarica Group's Fraud & AML practice and covers fraud, data security, anti-money laundering, and compliance issues. Conroy brings to Aite Group more than a decade of hands-on product management experience working with financial institutions, payments processors, and risk management companies.</p>
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  • Ronald Raether
    Partner, Partner at Troutman Pepper
    <p>Ron Raether leads the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice and is a partner in the Consumer Financial Services practice group at Troutman Pepper. Ron is known as the interpreter between businesses and information technology, and has assisted companies in navigating federal and state privacy laws for over twenty years. Ron's understanding of technology led him to be involved in legal issues that cross normal law firm boundaries, including experience with data security, data privacy, patent, antitrust, and licensing and contracts. This experience allows Ron to bring a fresh and creative perspective to data compliance issues with the knowledge and historical perspective of an industry veteran.</p> <p>Ron's involvement in seminal data compliance and data use cases has helped define current standards in several areas of the law. He assisted one of the first companies required to provide notice of a data breach and has since successfully defended companies in hundreds of class actions and regulatory investigations. Ron represents clients in a broad range of technology and data privacy matters including data aggregation and analytics, mobile applications, de-identification/anonymization, including correlating data from multiple connected devices, "connected-things (IoT)," electronic crash- and consumer-reporting systems, and payment technologies. Ron also advises on pre- and post-incident compliance concerns ranging from the development of incident response plans and workflows, guiding clients through immediate forensic investigations, coordinating initial crisis management, which includes navigating clients through the maze of state and federal notification requirements, addressing post-incident aftermath, and responding to regulatory inquiries. Balancing privacy, cyber security and business functionality, Ron's approach to data governance is uniquely designed with the industry in mind as it adapts to the ever-evolving technological and legal landscape. </p>
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  • Sam Curry
    Chief Security Officer, Cybereason
    <p>Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks(NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at Microstrategy in addition to senior, security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA (the Security Division of EMC, where he was a distinguished engineer and Fellow nominee) as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs (in the IoT security space) in addition to a number of advisor-ships across the security spectrum.</p>
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  • Randy Trzeciak
    Director, CERT Insider Threat Center, CMU
    <p>Trzeciak heads a team focusing on insider threat research, threat analysis and modeling, assessments and training. He has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering, focusing on database design, development and maintenance. In addition to his role with CERT, he is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College, Graduate School of Information Systems and Management.</p>
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  • David Houlding
    Principal Healthcare Program Manager, Microsoft
    David Houlding currently serves as the Principal Healthcare Lead on the Microsoft Azure Industry Experiences Team. He currently serves as Chair of the HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, a group of ~100 leaders from across healthcare worldwide, collaborating to advance blockchain in healthcare. Houlding also currently serves as an advisor to both the British Blockchain Association and Lifeboat Foundation. He has led the successful creation and deployment of a wide range of solutions to help reduce the cost of healthcare, improve patient outcomes, experiences, and engagement. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2018 Houlding served for over 10 years at Intel Health & Life Sciences where he was the Director of Healthcare Privacy & Security, responsible for enabling healthcare organizations worldwide to achieve compliance with regulations and data protection laws, and implement effective privacy and security programs. In his current role at Microsoft, Houlding works with key partners and industry influencers to enable healthcare organizations make use of cloud computing and related technologies to reduce healthcare costs, and enable new transformative healthcare use cases to improve patient outcomes, leveraging strategic technologies such as such as AI / ML, blockchain, IoMT (Internet of Medical Things), and others. Houlding has a proven track record for innovation with 5 patents granted by the USPTO.
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  • Jason Clark
    Insider Threat Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University CERT Insider Threat Center
    Clark is a researcher at the Software Engineering Institute, CERT, Carnegie Mellon University. His main area of interest is insider threat and cybersecurity. Clark has a bachelor of science from Syracuse University as well as two master's degrees in information technology and computer forensics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and George Mason University respectively. He's in the doctoral program researching cybercrime at George Mason University and is expecting to graduate with his Ph.D in the Fall of 2014. He previously worked at the Census Bureau and the Institute for Defense Analyses.
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  • Mounil Patel
    Field CTO, Mimecast
    Mounil Patel has been part of the Mimecast team for over 9 years and currently holds the position of Field CTO. He has also held positions as Director of Sales Engineering, and VP of Strategic Field Engagement. Previously Patel was Global Practice Director managing pre-sales and services for EMC's Telco, Media and Entertainment division for archiving and backup products as well as Director of Data Restoration and e-Discovery services at Iron Mountain. Previously, he held CIO positions at Endeca Technologies and Phase Forward Incorporated.
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  • Malcolm (M.K.) Palmore
    VP, Field CSO, Palo Alto Networks
    MK Palmore serves as VP, Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks. His responsibilities include support of the initiatives headed up by the office of the global Chief Security Officer and continuing to provide thought leadership in the cybersecurity arena through both writing and speaking engagements. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, MK served as the Head of the Cyber Security Branch for FBI San Francisco capping a career of public service spanning 32-years. His leadership and investigative experiences while in the FBI included: Cybersecurity, Crisis Response/Management, Risk-Management Advisory Services, and Counter-Terrorism Investigations. MK's cyber security certifications include the CISM, CISSP, GCCC and the Carnegie Mellon University CISO Certification. MK began his professional career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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  • David Pollino
    Former CISO, PNC Bank
    David is an experienced security and risk executive with over 25 years of experience in information security, fraud prevention, and risk management. David has focused on financial services for 20 years and was the Chief Information Security Officer of Bank of the West and a Divisional CISO at PNC. David has held multiple leadership positions in Security and Fraud including Wells Fargo, Washington Mutual, and Charles Schwab. David has authored multiple books and whitepapers focused around Cyber Security and Fraud. David is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and frequently quoted in the media on security topics.
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  • Jennings Aske
    CISO, New York-Presbyterian
    Aske is the CISO for New York-Presbyterian. Prior to this he was VP Information Security & Chief Security Officer of Nuance Communications as well as Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer of Partners HealthCare. Prior to Partners, Aske was the Chief Information Security Officer for UMass Memorial Hospital. Aske was also the Chief Information Security Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, responsible for coordinating information security across the 16 state agencies. Aske is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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  • Jeff Dant
    Managing Director, Fraud Operations & Intelligence - Enterprise Fraud Management, BMO Financial Group
    <p>Jeff Dant currently serves as the Managing Director, Fraud Operations and Intelligence - Financial Crimes Unit at BMO Financial Group. Previously, he was the Director of Citi Global Consumer Bank's Fraud Fusion Center. He is responsible for the strategy and operations of the Fusion Center in the support of Fraud and Financial Crime management. Prior to this role, Dant served as the Digital Forensics Program Manager for Citi Security and Investigative Services Cyber Investigations group. <p>Before joining Citi, Dant served 12 years with the United States Secret Service in a variety of roles. He began his Secret Service career as a Uniformed Officer at the White House, and later carried several other roles including Special Agent in Washington Field Office, Newark Field Office, and Presidential Protection Division - Transportation Section. He specialized in financial crime investigations, specifically electronic crimes leveraged by Organized Eastern European Criminal Groups, leveraging intelligence and digital forensics in successful prosecutions, including the capture and suppression of the most prolific ATM skimming organization in the United States. Dant served as a Liaison officer to Europol's European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), continuing the targeting of international financial crime rings.
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  • Al Pascual
    SVP - Enterprise Risk Solutions, Sontiq, a Transunion Company
    As SVP of Research, Al Pascual leads Javelin's Advisory Services and Custom Research businesses. He provides clients actionable insights on a variety of fraud and security issues, acts as a partner in developing strategies for managing risk, and identifies and raises awareness of future threats and solutions. He researches a range of topics, including the applicability of biometrics in banking and payments, the effect of data breaches on the integrity of consumer identities, the relationship between identity fraud and loyalty, and the best methods for securing payment data and transactions. Pascual has presented findings from Javelin's rigorous, industry-leading research at conferences around the world, including BAI, CARTES, Money20/20, NACHA and RSA. He has also provided commentary on fraud and security issues to American Banker, Bloomberg, CNNMoney, Fox Business, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Wired. Previously Pascual held risk management roles at HSBC, Goldman Sachs, and FIS. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, and the Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force.
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  • Franklyn Jones
    Chief Marketing Officer, Cequence
    <p>Franklyn Jones currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Cequence. He has been involved in innovative cyber security startups for more than a decade. Prior to joining Cequence, Franklyn held CMO positions at Bromium, Spikes Security, and Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks). Franklyn was also with Palo Alto Networks for 5 years starting in 2007, helping the company create a leadership position in the next-gen firewall market.</p>
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  • John Houston
    Esq Vice President, Information Security and Privacy; Associate Counsel, UPMC
    Houston is vice president, information security and privacy, and associate counsel for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, an $11 billion health system. At UPMC, Houston handles such issues as privacy, information security and legal matters associated with the acquisition, licensing and use of technology. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of biomedical informatics at the university's school of medicine.
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  • William Hugh Murray
    Management Consultant and Information Assurance Trainer
    Murray is a management consultant and trainer in information assurance, specializing in policy, governance and applications. He is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and chairman of the Governance and Professional Practices committees of (ISC)², the certifying body. He has more than 50 years of experience in information technology and more than 40 years in security. During more than 25 years with IBM, his management responsibilities included development of access control programs, advising IBM customers on security and the articulation of the IBM security product plan. He is the author of the IBM publication "Information System Security Controls and Procedures." He has been recognized as a founder of the systems audit field and by Information Security Magazine as a Pioneer in Computer Security. In 1999, he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Information System Security Association. In 2007, he received the Harold F. Tipton Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement and contribution.
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  • Jigar Kadakia
    CISO & CPO, Partners HealthCare
    Kadakia has more than 17 years of information security experience across multiple industries, with a focus on health care delivery and projects such as HIPAA/HITECH assesments, Meaningful Use assessment, ICD-10 releted implementations, privacy program assessments and implementations, IT internal audit, and business associate risk management. Kadakia has spoken at many security and privacy forums/roundtables/conferences, and is a leader in the health care information security and privacy space. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master in Business Administration from Xavier University. He is CISSP, CIPP and HITRUST Certified. He is also certified in Risk and Information System Controls.
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  • Joey Johnson
    CISO, Premise Health
    Johnson, CISO of Premise Health, Brentwood, Tenn., has more than 15 years of cybersecurity experience. Premise Health was formed as a result of the merger of Take Care Employer Solutions - a former subsidiary of Walgreen Co. - and CHS Health Services. Johnson formerly served as chief security officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce - Office of Computer Services, and held various security and network architecture roles leading the design and implementation of complex enterprise networks for airports, hospitals, universities and federal agencies.
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  • Mitch Parker
    CISO, Indiana University Health System
    Parker is CISO at University of Indiana Health, based in Indianapolis. He formerly served as CISO at the four-hospital Temple University Health System as well as CISO for Temple's clinical faculty practice plan, Temple University Physicians. Previously, he was an information security consultant to the Defense Logistics Agency and others.
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  • Cris Ewell
    CSO and CPO, NRC Health
    Ewell, PhD, is CISO at University of Washington Medicine. Previously, he was CISO of Seattle Children's Hospital. Before that, he served as the director of information security operations at the University of Washington, chief security officer for PEMCO Corp. and chief technology officer for Breakwater Security.
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  • Elvis Chan
    Supervisory Special Agent, San Francisco Division, FBI
    Chan manages a squad responsible for investigating national security cyber matters. He is a decorated agent who is recognized within the Intelligence Community as a cyberterrorism expert. SSA Chan was the lead agent on significant cyber investigations and managed joint counterterrorism operations with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies. Prior to joining the Bureau, SSA Chan was a process development engineer in the semiconductor industry for 12 years. He holds two U.S. patents, presented at many technical and law enforcement symposiums, and published multiple articles in technical journals. SSA Chan graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry.
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  • Jeremy Grant
    former Sr. Executive Advisor NIST; Managing Director, Technology Business Strategy, Venable
    Grant is a managing director at Venable, where he works with the firm's clientele to develop growth strategies, identify market solutions and advise on policy impacts across the information technology and cybersecurity and government services. In this role, Grant utilizes his diverse background and deep understanding of business, technical and policy issues around identity, privacy and cybersecurity, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry. Prior to joining Venable, Grant established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama administration. Housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Grant led the administration's activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services.
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  • Ondrej Krehel
    Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics, LIFARS LLC
    Krehel is the Digital Forensic Lead, CEO & Founder of LIFARS LLC, an international cybersecurity and digital forensics firm, and the Captain at Cyber Team Six, an elite incident response team. He's the former CISO of Identity Theft 911, the nation's premier identity theft recovery and data breach management service. He previously conducted forensics investigations and cyber security consulting at Stroz Friedberg. With two decades of experience, he conducted a wide range of investigations including data breached through computer intrusions, theft of intellectual property, massive deletions, defragmentation, file carvings, anti-money laundering, financial fraud, mathematical modeling and computer hacking. Krehel's experience also includes working as the IT Security Technical Project Leader for the Loews Corporation, Fortune 100 in NYC, and as a computer analyst for the Slovakian government-owned utility company.
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  • Prashanth Mekala
    Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
    Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Prashanth Mekala has been a Special Agent with the FBI for approximately 15 years. He spent the first eight years of his career working on complex counterintelligence and espionage cases. From 2012 to 2014 he worked in FBI Headquarters as a Program Manager in the Counterintelligence Division - Economic Espionage Unit and the Cyber Division - Middle East/Africa Unit. For the past four years SSA Mekala has managed teams in the FBI New York Field Office focused on sophisticated nation state and criminal actors that leverage computer intrusions.
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  • Mike Dodson
    Sr. Director Global Solution Engineering, Venafi
    Dodson is a Silicon Valley veteran with 25 years of experience. He has founded five companies which have collectively created hundreds of jobs, hundreds of millions in annual revenue and have had positive impacts on the world. His work has helped to bring better security and privacy to enterprise software, consumer products, embedded systems, medical devices and mobile computing. Dodson is currently leading the Global Sales Engineering team at Venafi where his team designs solutions to secure and protect keys and certificates for the largest corporations and governments in the world.
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  • Kevin Fu
    Acting Director, Medical Device Cybersecurity, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
    Kevin Fu, PhD, is associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan. He directs the university's Archimedes Research Center for Medical Device Security. Previously, Fu served as an associate professor of computer science and adjunct associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also a co-founder, CEO and chief scientist at Virta Laboratories, a healthcare cybersecurity company.
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  • Shaked Vax
    Trusteer Products Strategist, IBM Security
    Vax is the identity and anti-fraud solutions strategist at IBM Security. He is a financial industry subject matter expert specializing in online application security and performance, with a focus on digital banking fraud, digital identity theft prevention, consumer information protection and mobile banking security. With more than 17 years of experience in the security technology industry, Vax has previously held leadership positions for security product lines at Radware, Checkpoint Technologies and Compulite Industries.
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  • Justin Fier
    Director of Cyber Intelligence and Analytics, Darktrace
    Justin Fier is one of the US's leading cyber intelligence experts, and holds the position of Director for Cyber Intelligence & Analytics at Darktrace. His insights on cyber security and artificial intelligence have been widely reported in leading media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Washington Post, and VICELAND. With over 10 years of experience in cyber defense, Fier has supported various elements in the US intelligence community, holding mission-critical security roles with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and Abraxas. He is also a highly-skilled technical specialist, and works with Darktrace's strategic global customers on threat analysis, defensive cyber operations, protecting IoT, and machine learning.
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  • Chip Mason
    Lead, Mainframe Security Product Management, Broadcom
    <p>Chip Mason has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Chip leads strategy and product definition for Mainframe Security products in CA Broadcom. In this capacity, Chip works to guide integration and product development toward delivering valuable Security solutions, as well as acting as a subject matter expert assisting customers to ensure security and compliance. Chip has experience across many areas of Enterprise IT, including Security Management, Software Development, Service Management, and Event Management. Chip is certified in Scaled Agile Framework and ITIL.</p> <p>Chip resides in Raleigh, NC where he enjoys his family and photography.</p>
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  • Ruth Promislow
    Partner, Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Cybersecurity Practice, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto
    <p>Promislow practices commercial litigation with a strong focus on commercial crime, including cybersecurity, Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, employee fraud and anti-money laundering. She has extensive experience with recovery issues relating to commercial crime, including receiverships, tracing, freezing and recovering proceeds of crime. Promislow oversees and conducts internal investigations for clients, working with internal and external auditors, and works with clients to develop and implement comprehensive and effective action plans following a cybersecurity or other fraudulent attack. She also advises on steps to prevent against such attacks.</p>
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  • Greg Touhill
    First US CISO & Director, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute
    Greg Touhill is one of the nation's premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives. A highly experienced leader of large, complex, diverse and global cybersecurity and information technology operations, Touhill was selected by President Obama as the US government's first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure. Touhill is a retired Air Force general officer, a highly-decorated combat leader, an accomplished author, a former American diplomat, and a senior executive with documented high levels of success on the battlefield and in the boardroom.
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  • Ben Smith
    Principal, Sales Engineering and Field CTO, RSA
    Smith is field chief technology officer (Field CTO - US East) with RSA, a Dell Technologies business. With 25 years of experience in the information security, networking and telecommunications industries, he regularly consults on RSA's strategic vision around architecture and technical roadmaps for the company's security and risk management solutions. His prior employers include UUNET, CSC and the US Government, along with several technology-oriented startups. He holds the CISSP and CRISC certifications, and has presented on RSA's behalf, both domestically and internationally, at cybersecurity events sponsored by Gartner, FS-ISAC, IANS, CERT/SEI, ISSA, (ISC)2, ISACA, RMA, BSides, InfraGard, HTCIA, ICI and other organizations.
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  • Todd Carroll
    CISO and VP of Cyber Operations, CybelAngel
    Todd M. Carroll currently serves as the CISO and VP of Cyber Operations, North America for CybelAngel. He joined the Paris-based company in January 2019 as part of CybelAngel's expansion into U.S. markets. Carroll retired from the FBI in December 2018 as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division. Carroll entered duty with the FBI in 1998 and was assigned to the Washington D.C. Field Office working Counterterrorism matters. He was a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) with the Critical Incident Response Group/Rapid Deployment Logistics Unit from 2003-2004. From 2006 to 2011, he was assigned as the SSA over the Cyber program in the Chicago Division developing the FBI's intrusion capabilities.
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  • Kimberly Sutherland
    VP Fraud and Identity, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
    <p>Sutherland leads the Americas commercial market strategy for consumer fraud analytics, identity verification, authentication and fraud investigations. She has over 20 years of experience leading business strategy and product management, from building global professional services practices to developing cross-industry best practices and technical standards. </p>
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  • Suzanne Schwartz, MD
    Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation (OST), FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH)
    Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA is the Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation (OST) at FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH). Suzanne’s work in medical device cybersecurity includes raising awareness, educating, outreach, partnering and coalition-building within the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HPH) as well as fostering collaborations across other government agencies and the private sector. Suzanne has been recognized for Excellence in Innovation at FDA’s Women’s History Month for her work in Medical Device Cybersecurity. Together with Health Canada, Suzanne has represented FDA in co-chairing the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) Work Group on Medical Device Cybersecurity leading to its first international guidance publication in March 2020. She chairs CDRH’s Cybersecurity Working Group, tasked with formulating FDA’s medical device cybersecurity policy and has additionally served as co-chair of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the HPH Critical Infrastructure Sector, focusing on the sector’s healthcare cybersecurity initiatives. Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, completed Cohort X of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education, and earned in September 2018 a certificate of mastery for completion of requirements at the Federal Executive Institute – Leadership for a Democratic Society.
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  • Avi Rembaum
    Vice President of Security Solutions, Check Point Software Technologies
    Avi Rembaum currently serves as Vice President of Security Solutions for Check Point. In this role, he is responsible for the company's solution center, incident response team, strategic alliance program and security architecture function. Previously, Rembaum was responsible for the company's business relationships with the Tier-1 Telcos in North America. Rembaum first began working in the information and network security industry in 1997, when he joined RADGUARD's marketing team. He also held product management positions at RedCreek and SonicWALL and practice manager roles at RedCreek and Getronics, now CompuCom.
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  • Sunil Chand
    Canada Security Leader, CGI
    Sunil Chand is a security management professional with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP, he held the role of Director, Information Security Consulting Services for TELUS Security and Chief Information Security Officer for a number of other organizations. Furthermore, he has developed and executed go-to market strategies for Governance, Risk and Compliance and Threat and Vulnerability Assessment services, corporate information security strategies aligned to organizations' business goals, among other recognized accomplishments.
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  • Joshua Corman
    CISA, Chief Strategist, Healthcare Sector
    <p>Joshua Corman is a Founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org), and serves as Chief Strategist for CISA regarding COVID, healthcare, and public safety. He previously served as CSO for PTC, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, CTO for Sonatype, and other senior roles. He co-founded RuggedSoftware and IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world’s increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. His unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations, and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College, and was a member of the Congressional Task Force for Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity.</p>
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  • Evan O'Regan
    Associate Partner - IAM Practice - Canada, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
    Evan O’Regan has over 20 years’ experience leading major projects related to secure Identity and Access Management (IAM). Evan specializes in the pragmatic application of IAM technologies and services to effectively address practical issues in the delivery of citizen and employee services. The essential insights that have earned Evan trusted advisor status to clients come from hands-on experience deploying sophisticated secure IAM initiatives around the globe.1
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  • Dena Bauckman
    VP of Product Management, ZixCorp
    Dena Bauckman currently serves as the VP of Product Management for Zix, a leader in email security. She has more than 20 years of experience in defining and executing product strategy and has direct experience with cloud and security solutions. Bauckman joined Zix twelve years ago and has since spoken to numerous industry and security forums on the need for privacy in email communications, industry specific legislation requiring such protection, and technical/business solutions for deploying and operating such services.
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  • Diana Kelley
    CTO and Founding Partner, SecurityCurve & former Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft
    Diana Kelley is the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft and a cybersecurity architect, practitioner, executive advisor and author. At Microsoft, she leverages her 25+ years of cyber risk and security experience to provide advice and guidance to CSOs, CIOs and CISOs at some of the world's largest companies and is a contributor the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR). She was the Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security where she built and managed the IBM Security Research Community Newsroom process and was a regular contributor to IBM X-Force research. Kelley is a faculty member with IANS Research, an Industry Mentor at the CyberSecurity Factory and a guest lecturer at Boston College's Master of Science in Cybersecurity program. She serves on the Board of Directors at the non-profit Sightline Security, was an IEEE "Rock Star of Risk" in 2016, speaks frequently at major conferences and co-authored the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers.
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  • Carlos Pero
    AVP and Head of Cyber Application Security, Zurich Insurance
    Carlos Pero currently serves as AVP, Head of Cyber Application Security with Zurich Insurance. Prior to joining Zurich, he was a Product Manager for Rand McNally, responsible for the planning, design and maintenance of several mobile and web applications. Earlier in his career, Pero held the titles of eBusiness Manager for an educational resources company, ETA Hand2Mind, Director, Technical Product Development for Cars.com and other notable entities. Having been entrenched with technology from the Web's infancy, Pero has gained his experience alongside cyber security's evolution.
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  • Joyce Brocaglia
    Founder, Executive Women's Forum
    Joyce Brocaglia is a serial entrepreneur who for the past three decades has founded and led companies with a shared mission to build world-class organizations, advise executives and advance diversity in leadership. Having founded Alta Associates in 1986, today Alta is a leader in placing executives in Cybersecurity, IT Risk and Transformational Technologies and building the teams that support them. In 2002, Brocaglia founded the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) a membership organization dedicated to engaging and advancing women leaders in their field through education, leadership development and the creation of trusted relationships. In 2019 she founded BoardSuitedTM an innovative executive education company, designed to prepare senior executives for Public, Private, Non-Profit and Advisory Board candidacy and service. BoardSuitedTM offers executives the comprehensive preparation they need to obtain their first board seat with the convenience of a self-paced, online learning environment they seek.
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  • Nicholas Heesters
    Attorney, Senior advisor for Cybersecurity, HHS Office for Civil Rights
    Nicholas Heesters is a certified information privacy professional with over 25 years of experience supporting technology and information security efforts in many diverse industries including financial services, government, defense, education and healthcare. He earned a Master of Engineering in Computer and Software Engineering from Widener University and his Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law. Currently, Heesters works for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights supporting HIPAA compliance and enforcement activities.
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  • Alberto Yepez
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, ForgePoint Capital
    Alberto Yepez is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry and has played significant roles as entrepreneurial and public company CEO, board member, angel and venture capital investor. He currently focuses on cybersecurity investments. He serves on the boards of 4iQ (Chairman), AlienVault (Chairman), Attivo Networks, Bayshore Networks, BehavioSec, CyberCube Analytics, HyTrust, Mocana (Chairman), Mojo Networks, ReversingLabs (observer) and Uptycs. Past boards include BlueCat (acq Madison Dearborn), enCommerce (acq Entrust), Entrust (ENTU taken private), Neohapsis (acq Cisco), Qualys (QLYS), Solera Networks (acq BlueCoat), Third Brigade (acq TrendMicro), Thor Technologies (acq Oracle) & Vitria (VITR). He was angel investor in Apigee (acq Google), Palerra (acq Oracle) & Securant (acq Cisco). Yepez has previously held senior leadership roles at Apple & Oracle, was consultant to the US Department of Defense (DeVenCI), member of the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and of the Technology Pioneers Global Community of the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) & Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).
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  • Dora Gomez
    President NYCFE, InfraGard Board Member, FinCrime Consultant.
    Gomez has over 25 years of experience in insurance and financial services and is currently with Ernst & Young's IT Advisory - Financial crimes, Fraud and Compliance team. She spent 17 years with the AXA Group in various leadership roles in Audit, Fraud Risk Management, AML, GRC, ERM, and IT Security, including significant international experience and perspectives. Following her return to the U.S. from an expat assignment in Paris France, she was Audit Director and Global Fraud Officer for AXA Technology Services where she created the company's Anti-Fraud Policy, including investigations/whistleblower incidents, and managed a fraud mitigation program. She held positions as Audit Chief of Staff and Risk Officer as well - establishing the audit department's global departmental practices and governance. Dora is an active Board Director of InfraGard's New York Metro Chapter (affiliated with the FBI) and was the recipient of the InfraGard Northeast Region IMA Leadership Award in 2019. She is a Board Officer of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners New York Chapter and is the current Audit Committee Chair for the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. She is a steering committee member for the annual New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference.
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  • Myrna Soto
    Chief Security Strategist and Trust Officer, Forcepoint
    Myrna Soto is a Partner at ForgePoint Capital, serving as a member the group's Capital Investment Team. Her responsibilities include organizing and continuing to develop the ForgePoint Advisory arm of advisors that includes, the CISO, CIO, CTO communities. Prior to joining ForgePoint Capital, Soto served as Corporate SVP & GCISO (Global Chief Information Security Officer) for Comcast Corp. In this capacity, she was responsible for all security & technology risk management for the Enterprise. Her focus was to develop and maintain the highest standards of Cyber Security, network/infrastructure security, product security, data security strategies, operational efficacy of security programs, policies, and technology risk management that protect the interests of Comcast's customers, employees, critical technology assets, company brands and other critical stakeholders. Prior to joining Comcast, Soto served as CISO & Vice President of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International where she was responsible for Information Security, IT Audit & Compliance, Business Analysis, PMO and the development of a Six Sigma practice. She previously held senior leadership positions with American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Kemper Insurance.
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  • Robert Falzon
    Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO, Check Point Software
    Robert Falzon currently serves as the Head of Engineering within the office of the CTO for Check Point Software Technologies Inc., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. His background includes over 20 years of experience in large-scale network security architecture, design, and deployment projects for government and business organizations spanning the globe. Falzon and his team are responsible for educating the market on the latest cyber security trends. Other past responsibilities have included operational, management, and developmental duties for major accounts within EDS Canada's network security team, and lead engineer for many major European Telco accounts with Alcatel in Paris France. While with Alcatel, Falzon worked to assist those accounts in moving to emerging voice technologies while maintaining a focus on security. After obtaining his CISSP certification, he went on to provide security process and audit/penetration testing training to major financial and energy customers within Europe and the Middle East, in addition to providing audit and penetration testing and consulting services to customers worldwide.
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  • Andy Bates
    Executive Director, Global Cyber Alliance
    Andy Bates joined the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in September 2017 as its Executive Director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He brings more than 25 years of experience to GCA, having served as a Chief Engineer, Business Development Consultant, Product Development Director, IT Director in Racal, Cable & Wireless and Level3. Bates most recently served as the CTO at Verizon EMEA. While working across a range of technologies such as network, cloud, mobile, VOIP & identity, he has tended to specialize in large secure solutions for governments and challenging the status quo and conventional wisdom of security. He was deeply involved with systems such as Government Secure Intranet, PSN, Police National Network, as well as working with all the major UK government departments and international government customers and agencies, including NATO. Bates is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has presented at multiple conferences including RUSI, EU Parliament, Johannesburg, and Budapest.
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  • Sonia Arista
    National Healthcare Practice Director, Fortinet
    Sonia Arista joined Fortinet in May 2018 and is responsible for the go-to-market strategy, solutions and sales growth for the company's healthcare business. Based in Boston, she works closely with healthcare industry leaders to demonstrate the importance of a security fabric approach to enable scalable, protected, cost-effective access to high value patient data that addresses changing regulatory standards and industry identified threats. Prior to Fortinet, Arista was a Healthcare Strategy Principal at GuidePoint Security, serving as a subject matter expert to lead business development in healthcare. Most recently, she has been contracted to serve as an interim Chief Information Security Officer for several healthcare-related entities like Wellforce, Nuance Communications and Verscend Technologies, looking for program validation, incident response support and board-level education. Arista has also held CISO leadership positions for Tufts Medical Center, and the New England Quality Care Alliance where she was responsible for the development and management of their Information Security programs.
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  • Mark Jarrett
    SVP & Chief Quality Officer and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health
    As chief quality officer for Northwell Health, Mark Jarrett, MD, is responsible for system-wide initiatives in quality and safety. Dr. Jarrett is also Northwell's associate chief medical officer and a professor of medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He previously served as chief medical officer and DIO at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). Prior to that appointment, Dr. Jarrett was director of rheumatology at SIUH from 1982-1999. Dr. Jarrett is professor of medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He has extensive research experience, and has been published on the subject of the immune response in systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Jarrett is board certified in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology, and past president of the Richmond County Medical Society. Dr. Jarrett earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and a fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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  • Ted Augustinos
    Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    Ted Augustinos is a partner of Locke Lord LLP, an international law firm in the US, UK and Asia. He serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, and leads the group's Incident Response Team and its NY DFS Cybersecurity Initiative. Augustinos is also Managing Partner of the firm's Hartford office. He has counselled clients in numerous industries, including financial services, healthcare, insurance, defense, retail, public utilities, professional services, and education. He advises business enterprises ranging from global corporations to small startups, and nonprofit organizations, including large, national organizations and small local charities, on their privacy and data security obligations. Augustinos provides advice on collection, use and sharing of information, and breach preparedness and response.
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  • Tim Horton
    VP, Global Merchant Security and Compliance Solutions, First Data
    Tim Horton currently serves as Vice President of Global Security and Fraud Product Management at First Data. This organization represents the integrated technologies that provide merchants globally a multi-level defense to manage cyber security threats. In this leadership role, Horton is responsible for managing First Data's Cyber Security and Compliance development initiatives for SMB and National Merchants to equip them with the right tools to protect their sensitive data and maintain PCI DSS Compliance. In addition, Horton represents First Data on the PCI DSS Board of Advisors. Horton joined First Data in 1995, and has since held a variety of leadership roles. Prior to his current position, he served in Corporate Strategy working on large company initiatives with third-parties.
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  • Andy Roth
    Chief Privacy Officer, Intuit
    Andy Roth is a long-time privacy rights advocate, the Founder of venture-backed payments startup Privacy.com and former Chief Privacy Officer of American Express (voted "Most Trusted Company for Privacy" five years in a row under his leadership). He served as a panelist on the SEC Cybersecurity Roundtable and is a trusted advisor to senior management and boards of directors adhering to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Roth advises clients on a wide range of technology-driven issues including global privacy and security laws, data strategy, crisis management, fintech, blockchain and diligence in M&A, IPSs, private equity and venture deals.
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  • Ron Green
    Executive VP & CSO, Mastercard
    Ron Green currently serves as executive vice president and chief security officer for Mastercard. In this role, Green leads a global team charged with ensuring the safety and security of the Mastercard network, as well as internal and external products and services, including business continuity. He joined Mastercard in 2014 after serving as deputy chief information security officer at Fidelity Information Services, where he led a team responsible for North American information security operations, including security architecture and engineering programs, security testing and governance. Prior to this position, Green was director of investigation and protections operations at BlackBerry, and senior vice president across several areas at Bank of America.
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  • Roger Piqueras Jover
    Research Scientist and Senior Security Architect, CTO Security Architecture team, Bloomberg LP
    Roger Piqueras Jover currently serves as a Senior Security Architect at the CTO Security Architecture team of Bloomberg LP, where he is a technical leader in mobile security architecture and strategy, corporate network security architecture, wireless security, and data science applied to network anomaly detection. Previous to Bloomberg, he spent 5 years at the AT&T Security Research Center, where he led the efforts on wireless and LTE mobile network security, receiving numerous awards for his work. Jover has been actively involved in the field of wireless and mobile network security for the last 10 years, and was one of the first researchers to identify and analyze LTE protocol exploits. As subject matter expert on security of LTE/5GG mobile networks and wireless short-range networks, he is a technology adviser and leader on these areas for academia, industry and government.
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  • Myke Lyons
    Global Director of Security Transformation, ServiceNow
    Myke Lyons currently serves as the Global Director of Security Transformation for ServiceNow. There he is charged with helping Enterprises better respond to imminent security events, quickly find indicators and observables of compromise, and effectively remediate known vulnerabilities. Prior to moving to the Security Business Unit, Lyons led ServiceNow's information security group and was brought on board to help secure the cloud startup while creating a mantra of transparency. He has also held Senior Security positions at WPP Group, Grey Global Group, Y&R, and GE.
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  • Rodrigo Figueroa
    Head of Fraud Risk Management Oversight, PayPal
    Rodrigo Figueroa currently serves as a Senior Director at PayPal, charged with heading the Fraud Risk Management initiative. He has more than 18 years of experience in Risk Management and 23 years in Financial Services. Figueroa joined PayPal recently to implement a second line of defense and oversight program for fraud risk management. Previously Rodrigo was the Global Head of Fraud Oversight for Citibank Consumer Banking.
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  • Kenneth Citarella
    Senior Managing Director of Investigations, Guidepost
    Kenneth C. Citarella currently serves as a senior managing director for the Investigations and Cyber Forensics practice. He joined Guidepost Solutions in 2010 as a project manager to investigate fraudulent claims for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in its administration of the $20 billion BP compensation fund. In that capacity, Citarella supervised 300 professionals, including more than 200 field investigators. He also manages several of the integrity monitorship projects Guidepost Solutions performs for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Using a team of attorneys, forensic accountants and investigators, Guidepost Solutions monitors all aspects of major public works construction projects to prevent fraud, waste and abuse. Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Citarella worked with a commercial litigation law firm and the Corporate Investigations Division of Prudential. Citarella had a distinguished 28-year career as a white-collar and computer crime prosecutor in the Westchester County, New York District Attorney's Office, which he concluded as Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division. He prosecuted investment frauds, larcenies, embezzlements, anti-trust violations, public corruption, forgeries and many other economic crimes.
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  • Kristin Judge
    CEO, Cybercrime Support Network
    Kristin Judge currently serves as CEO of the Cybercrime Support Network (cybercrimesupport.org). To address the needs of cybercrime victims, she founded this nonprofit to work with federal, state and local law enforcement and consumer protection agencies to help consumers and small businesses affected by cybercrime. With their United Way partners, CSN has been awarded over $3M in DOJ federal grants to serve victims and is building the US "Cyber 911" to serve millions of cybercrime and online fraud victims. In 2008. she was elected to serve as a Washtenaw County Commissioner and supported the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in growing cybersecurity outreach to state and local government officials. After elected office, she worked at the Center for Internet Security, focusing on connecting state and local governments to federal services and technology needed to improve cyber security. As Director of Government Affairs at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Judge worked with Google, FTC, FBI, SBA, DHS, NIST, congressional leaders and other key stakeholders across the country to educate consumers and businesses how to protect sensitive data.
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  • Devon Bryan
    Executive Vice President & CISO, Federal Reserve System
    Devon Bryan currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for the National IT Organization of the Federal Reserve System. As the System-level CISO since 2016, he is responsible for ensuring the Fed's information security policies, architecture, programs and incident response team remain effective and efficient. Bryan joined the Federal Reserve from Fortune 500 outsourced payroll and human resources provider ADP, where he served as Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He led ADP's information security strategy, collaborating across the company's geographically dispersed business operations to ensure coordination, consensus, and effective cybersecurity protections across global operations. Prior to joining ADP in 2011, Bryan served as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after directing the IRS's FISMA-compliant information security program and leading the IRS's incident response team. His information security career began in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Captain and lead network security engineer working on systems and programs to protect the critical network and communications networks of the Air Force's Air Combat Command. Bryan is Co-founder of ICMCP (International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals), a 501c3 non-profit which he launched in 2014 and geared toward improving the underrepresentation of women (11%) and minorities (13%) in the field of cybersecurity through academic scholarships, certifications, mentoring and networking opportunities.
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  • Avner Gideoni
    Chief Technology Officer of Trusteer, IBM Security
    Avner Gideoni currently serves Chief Technology Officer of Trusteer, IBM Security's anti-fraud division. Prior to IBM's acquisition of Trusteer Gideoni formed and led Trusteer Security Research and Development team, consisting of world's top-notch researchers, analysts, and security developers. This team fights with financial fraud gangs worldwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. He and the team make sure all Trusteer products are detecting new fraud schemes as they emerge, and its customers are safe.
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  • Andres Rapela
    AVP of Secure Payments, Federal Reserve Bank
    Andrés Rapela currently serves as Assistant Vice President for Secure Payments for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the strategy for improving security and resiliency of the U.S. payments system. This work entails collaboration with payments professionals across the financial system, and with interested stakeholders in various related industries. Rapela brings over 25 years of experience in financial services, information technology, and risk management to the Secure Payments initiative. Prior to joining the Bank, he was a vice president at Fidelity Institutional, where for eight years he led the brokerage platform technology risk management function. While at Fidelity, Rapela held several other senior leadership positions in technology, risk management, and compliance across multiple business lines.
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  • Michael McNeil
    SVP, Global CISO, Mckesson
    Michael McNeil is the Global Product Security & Services Officer for Royal Philips. McNeil leads global product security, ensuring consistent processes are deployed in the Healthcare market. McNeil was the former Global Chief Privacy & Security Officer at Medtronic; Chief IT Security Officer at Liberty Mutual Group; Global Chief Privacy Officer at Pitney Bowes, and Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer of Data Services for Reynolds & Reynolds. McNeil, provided expert testimony before Congress on Cybersecurity; and conducts training presentations worldwide. McNeil is a member of the Department of Health & Human Services Healthcare Cybersecurity Task Force; Chair of the MITA Cybersecurity Committee; Board member of National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
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  • Tommy McDowell
    VP of Intelligence, RH-ISAC
    Tommy McDowell currently serves as the vice president of intelligence for the Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC). The RH-ISAC facilitates security intelligence sharing, analysis, and understanding through both human and machine-to-machine data exchange. McDowell has almost two decades of cyber security and risk management experience. Previously, he was the senior director of cyber threat intelligence at FireEye, where he delivered executive consultation services with Mandiant, designed and directed intelligence service delivery capabilities with iSIGHT, and aligned internal global operations for the combined organizations.
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  • Laszlo Gonc
    Practicing Chief Healthcare CISO, and Cybersecurity and Transformation Strategist & Evangelist
    Laszlo Gonc is a recognized senior executive with thirty years of progressive experience in business and information technology. He is responsible for helping organizations - corporate and nonprofit alike - navigate the digital frontier, advising clients on cybersecurity, IT risk mitigation, and building digital technology strategies that drive both performance and business value. He has experience across several industries, consulting for senior executives and boards, developing cybersecurity strategies, evaluating IT risk, and spearheading critical security and transformation projects for senior leadership including, but not limited to, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, legal, insurance, marketing, advertising and banking. Gonc is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, PEER150, and sits on a number of nonprofit and professional advisory boards. He served as Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Chicagoland Executive Council for a number of years, served as Executive Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), and is a Board Member for the Society for Information Management (SIM) Chicago. He is also a member of FBI Infragard, ISSA and ISACA. Gonc is also an Advisory Board Member for the national Cybersecurity Collaborative, and the Illinois Institute of Technology's C2SAFE Program. In early 2016, as a volunteer he helped form the SIM International Cybersecurity SIG for senior technology leaders having served as Director of Strategic Programming and Content, collaborating to launch their first national virtual Cybersecurity Conference in 2017 as co-host.
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  • Trace Fooshee
    Senior Analyst, Aite Group
    Trace Fooshee is a senior analyst in Aite Group's Fraud & AML practice, covering fraud and data security issues. He started his professional career in Singapore, where he focused on delivering process automation solutions for banking and securities clients by way of workflow and document management-based transformations. After moving back to the United States, Fooshee broadened the scope of his focus to include consulting with clients on customer relationship management practices and client loyalty for Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Aite Group, he was head of fraud strategy for SunTrust Bank, where he was responsible for developing, managing, and articulating strategic investments and transformation initiatives that sought to improve the balance between loss prevention, client experience, and operational expense. Additionally, Fooshee partnered with stakeholders in various business units to govern and oversee the bank's fraud program. His experience in fraud management started in 2007 when he began working with the bank's fraud management unit to transform it from a federated operating model to a consolidated enterprise shared service. By 2010 he joined the bank's fraud unit full time to lead the development and deployment of a fraud analytics team. In 2014 he joined Deloitte's advisory group, where he provided strategic advisory consulting services for financial institutions globally, then returned to SunTrust in 2017 as head of fraud strategy. A former member of the Bank Policy Institute's BITS Fraud Reduction Steering Committee, Fooshee has also been active with the American Bankers Association and National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance Foundation.
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  • Everett Stern
    CEO & Intelligence Director, Tactical Rabbit
    Everett Stern currently serves as CEO and Intelligence Director of Tactical Rabbit, a private intelligence agency that provides clients with actionable business intelligence. He made international headlines as a government whistle-blower who helped uncover one of the largest banking scandals of all time. When Stern joined HSBC Bank in 2012, he discovered that the bank was facilitating the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars by terrorist organizations and major drug dealers, in clear violation of U.S. law. Stern quit HSBC and filed a whistle-blower claim with the SEC. In late 2012, in part as a result of Stern's efforts, HSBC agreed to pay a record $1.9 billion in fines to U.S. authorities. Stern later founded Rabbit Capital Management, a hedge fund, dedicated to uncovering fraud and money laundering activity that feeds the financial needs of terrorist organizations and drug cartels. He has been featured in dozens of news articles and broadcasts, and appeared in a Netflix documentary, "Dirty Money," on Wall Street and corporate greed.
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  • Chris Frenz
    AVP of IT Security, Mount Sinai South Nassau
    Christopher Frenz currently serves as the AVP of Information Security at Mount Sinai South Nassau where he worked to develop the hospital's information security program and infrastructure. Under his leadership the hospital has been one of the first in the country to embrace a zero trust model for network security. Frenz has also played a role in pushing for the adoption of improved security standards within hospitals and is the author of the OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard as well as the OWASP Anti-Ransomware Guide.
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  • Ilker Taskaya
    Principle Solutions Engineer, Delphix
    Ilker Taskaya currently serves as Principle Solutions Engineer for Delphix. Having begun his career 25 years ago as a database analyst in the financial services sector, he has specialized in financial services and healthcare industry data security solutions and holds a number of patents in the data security field. Prior to 2006 Taskaya consulted in data warehousing for clients in financial services, insurance, and health care.
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  • Ginger Armbruster
    Chief Privacy Officer, City of Seattle
    As the City of Seattle's Chief Privacy Officer, Ginger Armbruster leads a team of privacy specialists in the execution of the City's Privacy Program, following a principles-based approach to the City's management of the public's personal and sensitive information. Prior to this role, she worked for Microsoft on an international team of privacy specialists to resolve issues associated with multi-million-dollar marketing initiatives. Before moving into privacy, she spent the first 20 years of her career working in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Johnson & Johnson, as well as several medical technology startup companies.
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  • Eugene Liderman
    Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google
    Eugene Liderman recently joined Google as a Director of Mobile Security Strategy. In this role, he leads efforts around android security evangelism, certifications, and other special programs. Liderman has over 18 years of experience in the Information Technology field specifically around mobile security, directory services, and enterprise email. Prior to Google, he was a Director of Product Management at VMware. Previously, he worked on mobile security product offerings at Good Technology.
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  • Dan Fitzgerald
    CISO, McKinsey & Company
    Dan Fitzgerald currently serves as CISO, New Ventures for McKinsey & Company. He currently leads cybersecurity for a large cloud hosting and software development business unit at McKinsey & Company. Having spent 19 years dedicated to solving the biggest security problems in several industries and capacities, he previously served as the CISO for Uptake - a Series D startup in the predictive maintenance space with a $2.3B valuation - Fitzgerald created and implemented a robust cloud security program for the rapidly growing IIOT startup. Prior to this, he spent numerous years as a consultant with PwC, Accenture and Trustwave helping clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies deal with their cyber security, privacy and IT risk challenges.
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  • Amanda Rogerson
    Lead Healthcare Product Manager, Duo Security
    Amanda Rogerson is part of the Product team at Duo, where she assists in establishing messaging needed to drive engagements regarding Duo Security's Trusted Access vision with a focus on the HealthCare Industry. She has more than two decades of experience working in tech, with the last five years being focused on access management and authentication. Through various roles in Product Marketing, Customer Success and Enterprise Sales, Rogerson has assisted companies of all sizes to understand how to successfully balance security with usability.
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  • Anne-Marie Scollay
    CISO, Axiom Law
    As CISO for Axiom Law, Anne-Marie Scollay leads the information security strategy for Axiom's products/services, corporation, and governance risk and compliance (GRC). She specializes in building teams for mission critical systems and seamlessly bridging the languages of technology and business. With over 20 years' experience in technology and logistics, Scollay has a passion for operational excellence and a knack for thinking strategically. Prior to joining Axiom, she built-out and oversaw the infrastructure and security for a Seattle-based SaaS startup and global multi-nationals. Scollay has overseen security for high-availability sites and applications, provided thought leadership around information security and is a respected leader with a proven ability to coach teams to excellence.
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  • Darrin Kimes
    Senior Special Agent, US Secret Service
    Darrin Kimes is a Special Agent/Technical Staff Assistant with the Secret Service's Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force. Most of his 21 years have been dedicated to digital forensics and cyber investigations. Kimes currently serves as the Digital Forensics Lab Director for the CECTF. There he manages the day-to-day work of the lab while also assisting the CECTF in cybercrime investigations. His Secret Service career has also given him the opportunity to protect former-President Jimmy Carter in some of the more challenging locations around the world to include Darfur, Sudan; the Gaza Strip; Ramallah, West Bank; and Pyong Yang, North Korea.
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  • Chris Niggel
    Senior Director of Security and Compliance, Okta
    Chris Niggel currently serves as the Senior Director of Security and Compliance at Okta, where he is responsible for corporate compliance, application assessment, and responding to customer security inquiries. Prior to Okta, Niggel spent 6 years leading the adoption of Cloud Technologies at LinkedIn, helping them grow from 350 to over 6,800 employees. He started his career designing, developing, and delivering content management, system administration, and messaging solutions for customers such as Nestle, Cisco, AMD, Telus, and the US Department of Defense.
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  • Sadia Mirza
    Attorney, Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy Practice Group, Troutman Pepper
    Sadia Mirza is part of the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice group at Troutman Sanders, and is also part of the Financial Services Litigation practice group. She provides strategic privacy compliance counseling, and defends, counsels and represents companies on matters relating to data privacy, data use, and incident response and investigation, with an eye towards helping clients avoid litigation. Additionally, she has experience with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), as well as various other laws concerning privacy and cybersecurity. Mirza's in-house background allows her to understand the issues and concerns clients have and guide them toward resolution in a clear and efficient way. She has worked with clients from a variety of industries, including financial institutions, consumer reporting agencies, insurance companies, healthcare providers, and data and analytics providers. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mirza worked for JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank. Her ongoing interest in the financial services industry led her to pursue an LL.M. in banking and finance after graduating from law school.
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  • Aravind Swaminathan
    Global Co-Chair Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Aravind Swaminathan currently serves as the Global Co-chair of Orrick's internationally recognized Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice which "combines strategic thinking with a proactive approach" to address global data privacy requirements and proactively reduce security risk, while protecting clients when their future is on the line. As a strategic cybersecurity advisor, Aravind collaborates with his clients to proactively plan for a crisis and develop strategies to protect their business and brand. He guides everyone from large public company financial institutions to start-up technology companies to critical infrastructure providers through incidents, and develops business- and brand-centric tactics to mitigate and manage risk. He has directed more than 150 cybersecurity and data breach investigations, including those with national security implications. With extensive trial and litigation experience, he also defends his clients when cyber, privacy, and payments issues lead to regulatory investigations by the SEC, DOJ, FTC, and state Attorneys General and other litigation, including class action litigation and shareholder derivative suits. Aravind's background as an Assistant United States Attorney and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section gives him first-hand understanding of federal agencies that allows him to swiftly navigate the system, partner with investigators and find creative solutions for his clients.
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  • Kelsey Finch
    Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
    Kelsey Finch, currently serves as Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. She leads the FPF Smart Cities Working Group, and serves as an expert and thought leader across the country through speaking engagements, media interviews, and interaction with state and federal regulators and strategic partners. Before joining FPF, Finch was an inaugural Westin Fellow at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where she produced practical research on a range of privacy topics and edited the FTC Privacy Casebook.
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  • Thien La
    CISO, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Thien La joined Wellmark in 2016. As the company's vice president and chief information security officer, La is responsible for integrating security with the business, managing information risks strategically, and continuing to work toward a culture of shared cyber risk ownership across the enterprise. Information security includes measuring an organization's process maturity, and ensuring information stays safe as Wellmark considers new technology models.La was formerly senior vice president, business information security officer for Global Banking and Markets where he headed a global information security team supporting more than 50,000 users globally. Previously, La served at SunGard Data Systems as vice president, global head of application risk management and business continuity. He also spent more than 10 years at Goldman Sachs as a vice president in technology risk where he held various leadership positions in cyber security and risk management. He was also the chair of the FS-ISAC application security product group and a member of the Financial Services Cybersecurity Roundtable led by the U.S. Treasury Department.
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  • Christopher Bontempo
    VP Security Marketing, IBM Security
    Chris Bontempo currently serves as Vice President of Security Marketing, Routes and Offerings for North America. He is responsible for demand generation and product marketing for IBM Security in the U.S. and Canada. Bontempo also focuses on route optimization and new offering launches for prospects, partners and IBM Digital. He joined IBM in 2005 and has led marketing teams in Market Intelligence, Cloud and IBM Security, which he joined in 2014.
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  • William 'Buck' Houston
    Director, WW Business Development, Micro Focus Global Alliances
    William 'Buck' Houston currently serves as Director of World Wide Business Development for Micro Focus. With over 20 years' experience in the Enterprise IT industry, he has held various leadership positions across many functions with numerous multi-national technology leadership companies. In recent years, Houston has focused his efforts on developing reference approaches to Enterprise Security with Micro Focus' largest alliance relationship - DXC Technology - and their global DXC Security organization.
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  • Ryan Davis
    CISO, Veracode
    Ryan Davis currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Vearcode. He is responsible for ensuring the security and compliance of thousands of assets in a highly scalable SasS environment. Davis has more than 15 years of experience in information technology and security in various industries. Prior to joining Veracode, Davis supported a number of different Department of Defense customers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in various Information Assurance roles.
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  • Paul Ferrillo
    Partner and Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Paul Ferrillo currently serves as a partner and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He focuses his practice on cybersecurity corporate governance issues, complex securities and business litigation, and internal investigations. Ferrillo assists clients with governance, disclosure, and regulatory matters relating to their cybersecurity postures and the regulatory requirements which govern them. He represents public companies and their directors and officers in shareholder class and derivative actions, as well as in internal investigations. In particular, Ferrillo has coordinated numerous internal investigations on behalf of audit committees and special committees, and handled the defense of securities class actions alleging accounting irregularities and/or financial fraud.
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  • James Bernard
    Vice President/Investments, Stifel
    James Bernard currently serves as a Vice President/Investments with Stifel and an active Secure Member of InfraGard's New York Metro Chapter, (affiliated with the FBI), as well as an active member in ISACA and OWASP. He is a mentor for iQ4's centralized applied learning platform as a subject matter expert on The Insider Threat, helping students in the Cyber Security programs at Brooklyn College, SUNY Albany and CUNY. Bernard has 25 years of experience in financial services as a New York City-based financial advisor to high net-worth individuals, retirement plans, and corporations, analyzing market trends and managing all aspects of goals-based wealth planning and asset management through a comprehensive full service platform. Governance, Risk and Compliance training includes risk, fraud and ethics issues, anti-money laundering, OFAC & Economic Sanctions, as well as cyber security best practices and risk mitigation approaches, among others.
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  • Craig Harber
    CTO, Fidelis Cybersecurity
    Craig Harber currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity. He is responsible for directing the product strategy for the organization, ensuring that the technology developments align and compliment the frameworks at the forefront of the industry. Prior to joining Fidelis, Harber held senior technical roles at USCYBERCOM, driving major initiatives in cybersecurity and information assurance, having far reaching strategic impact across the Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC). His distinguished career began at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he invented the threat-based cybersecurity strategy known as NIPRNet SIPRNet Cyber Security Architecture Review (NSCSAR) that provided DOD policymakers a framework to objectively measure the expected value of cybersecurity investments. Harber transformed Active Cyber Defense concepts into capability pilots, commercial product improvements, industry standards, and operational solutions. He also directed the Integrated Global Information Grid (GIG) IA Architecture; raising the importance of IA to all warfighting platforms resulting in multi-billion dollar increase in DOD IA investments.
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  • Matt Cauthorn
    VP of Security, ExtraHop
    Matt Cauthorn currently serves as VP of Security at ExtraHop, where he is responsible for all security implementations and leads a team of technical security engineers who work directly with customers and prospects. A passionate technologist and evangelist, Cauthorn is often on site with customers working to solve the complex and mission-critical business problems that Fortune 1,000 and global 2,000 companies face. After years spent helping customers tap into the value offered by network-based analytics, Cauthorn has been able to bring fresh thinking to security threat detection. Prior to ExtraHop, he was a Sales Engineering Manager at F5. He began his career in the trenches as a practitioner where he oversaw application hosting, infrastructure, and security for five international data centers.
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  • PJ Maloney
    Senior Sales Executive, DXC Technology
    PJ Maloney has over 30 years' experience in leadership positions at major Technology & Integration firms: Oracle, BearingPoint, Lockheed Martin and now DXC Technology. His broad industry experience in Banking, Telecom, Oil & Gas, Industrial Manufacturing and Technology provides a cross-section of insights to his clients. Maloney is responsible for DXC's Security portfolio as it applies to the Banking & Capital Markets industry enabling some of the largest global companies to improve their Security posture and plan their Digital Transformation.
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  • Christopher R. Hetner
    Special Advisor of Cyber Risk, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Former Sr. Cyber Security Advisor to SEC Chairman
    Chris Hetner currently serves as Managing Director for Marsh Risk Consulting's (MRC) Cyber Risk Consulting business. Working closely with Marsh's cyber insurance and advisory teams, MRC's Cyber Risk Consulting team delivers a wide range of expertise and capabilities - from cyber risk impact modeling to cyber breach and business interruption readiness - tailored to each client's specific risk management needs and objectives. Prior to joining Marsh, Hetner was the senior cybersecurity advisor to the chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management and regulatory compliance and currently serves as Special Advisor of Cyber Risk for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
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  • Jaret Osborne
    Lead Solutions Engineer, Duo Security
    Jaret Osborne currently serves as Lead Solutions Engineer for Duo Security. Jaret provides pre-sales engineering support for organizations of all sizes, including product education, planning and deployment of Duo Security products. He has over 20 years experience in security, collaboration, and general data networking - supporting organizations and service providers globally.
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  • Tony Cole
    Chief Technology Officer, Attivo
    Tony Cole currently serves as Attivo's Chief Technology Officer. At Attivo Networks, he works to drive a cohesive strategy across marketing, sales, and the platform to help ensure Attivo's customers are successful in thwarting the impact from cyber-attacks. He's a public voice for the company as well, educating the market on the cyber deception space and cybersecurity in general. With more than 30 years' experience in government and industry across a variety of roles, he has successfully built program-driven business development teams driving millions in revenue, large global consulting teams assisting customers in all aspects of security defense and operations. He's a well-known global strategist and evangelist in cybersecurity working to educate on the evolving threat to our interconnected world. Cole is on the Board of Directors for (ISC)² and Silent Circle; and also serves on the NASA Advisory Council. He's also a former president of ISSA-DC.
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  • Mark Sangster
    Vice President and Industry Security Strategist, eSentire
    Mark Sangster currently serves as eSentire's Vice President and Industry Security Strategist. As a member of the LegalSec Council with the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), he is a cybersecurity evangelist who has spent significant time researching and speaking to peripheral factors influencing the way that legal firms integrate cybersecurity into their day-to-day operations. In addition to his passion for cybersecurity, Sangster's 20-year sales and marketing career was established with industry giants like Intel Corporation, BlackBerry, and Cisco Systems. His experience unites a strong technical aptitude and an intuitive understanding of regulatory agencies. During his time at BlackBerry, Sangster worked on the first secure devices for government agencies. Since then, he has continued to build mutually beneficial relationships with regulatory agencies in key sectors.
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  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director Global Cyber Risk & Incident Response Services, Alvarez & Marsal
    Rocco Grillo currently serves as a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations Global Cyber Risk Services practice. He focuses on leading multi disciplinary teams who provide cyber risk and incident response services to clients globally. He has been a trusted partner of multiple government agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service, where his cyber expertise was instrumental in investigating and resolving a variety of cyber based crimes. Grillo's experience and understanding of commercial sector challenges and national security objectives have influenced the development of national policy in cybersecurity, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Prior to joining A&M, he held leadership positions at professional services organizations including Stroz Friedberg/Aon Cyber Solutions, where he served as the Global Leader of the firm's Cybersecurity Services. Prior to Aon Cyber Solutions, Grillo was a founding member of Protiviti Inc's Cybersecurity Practice where he led the development of the firm's Global Incident Response and Forensics Investigations Practice. He also assisted with the development of RedSiren Technologies, one of the first managed security services firm that evolved out of Carnegie Mellon. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Lucent Technologies and Bell companies. He is an affiliate board advisor for the Retail & Hospitality ISAC and has assisted with other thought leadership initiatives for the FS-ISAC; and assists in creating its annual Compromise Against Payments Systems (CAPS), the simulated industry cyberattack exercise.. He has served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY Metro ISSA Chapter, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i 4) International Information Integrity Institute Research Steering Committee.
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  • Chris Hallenbeck
    CISO, Americas, Tanium
    Chris Hallenbeck is CISO for the Americas at Tanium. He provides security leadership and operational insight gained from over 20 years in both public and private sector. Hallenbeck came to Tanium after almost 7 years of government service at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). At US-CERT he designed and built their incident response capabilities, and restructured the team's focus toward strategic remediation with a goal of building more resilient organizations. Over countless IR engagements both with government and private sector victims a common theme emerged: a lack of emphasis on IT security hygiene. Prior to joining US-CERT, Chris worked for RSA Security/EMC as a security engineer and with AOL/Time Warner on their global incident response team. He started his career as a Unix sys-admin at Binghamton University.
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  • Michael La Marca
    Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth
    Mike La Marca advises multinational clients on compliance with all federal, state and international privacy and data security laws, and managing privacy and cybersecurity risks and policy issues. He also regularly assists companies with developing and implementing their information security programs and addressing related governance issues. La Marca has managed several large-scale cybersecurity incidents, including advising on data breach response and notification obligations. He also regularly assist clients with negotiating and drafting privacy and data security terms in commercial contracts and M&A transactions. Mike is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
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  • Moriah Hara
    CISO Board Advisor, Clearsky
    Named by Cybercrime Magazine in 2019 as one of top 100 Fascinating Women Fighting Cyber, Moriah Hara is currently a CISO Advisory Member for Clearsky Security Fund and YL Ventures. Previously, she was the CISO of IPG & Wells Fargo Capital Markets. At Wells Fargo, Hara had security accountability for all aspects of the investment banking division that generated approximately $4 billion per year. She built the global VISA Payment Card Industry QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) program, engineered the global vulnerability management program at Credit Suisse Networks and co-created the Threat Management team at Bank of America. She has also spoken in front of Fortune 50 audiences on topics such as Data Leakage Prevention, Payment Security and Risks to Unstructured Data. She has a technical background which includes 'ethical hacking' for Fortune 10 companies, security assessments on biogenetic data warehouses and customized global security programs for industry leaders in the financial, payment and banking sectors.
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  • Nashira Layade
    SVP, CISO, Realogy
    Nashira W. Layade serves as SVP, CISO at Realogy Holdings Corporation where she is responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and programs necessary to ensure the adequate protection of Realogy's digital information assets and technologies. Her background includes nearly 20 years' experience as an executive and thought leader in Information Security, Data Privacy, and Risk Management for multinational Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, and Real Estate industries. Layade serves on the Board of Directors of the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation and is an Executive Advisory Board Member for Forcepoint.
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  • Janet Scott
    Executive Director of Cybersecurity Engineering, Merck
    Janet Scott is an Executive Director at Merck in the Information Technology Risk Management and Security Organization. She is responsible for Merck's Global Cybersecurity Engineering Organization - leading teams in the US, Prague and Singapore. Included under her leadership are the functional areas of Identity and Access Management, Data and System protection, Network Segmentation and Data Analytics. Scott is an experienced IT leader with over 8 years of Cybersecurity experience. She has been at Merck for over 25 years in various capacities including IT Risk management & policy, IT infrastructure, and sales application development. Scott also supported eDiscovery and Merck legal during the Vioxx litigation. She has led various IT business operations teams with responsibility for finance/budget, learning & development, IT sourcing strategy, and IT communications.
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  • F. Ward Holloway III
    Senior Director of Global Strategic Alliances, ForeScout
    With 20 years of experience in network and information security, F. Ward Holloway III is the Senior Director of Global Strategic Alliances at ForeScout. In his current role, he is responsible for ForeScout's go to market partnerships and product integrations with key security vendors, including Palo Alto Networks. He has previously held executive, director and engineering positions in business development, sales and engineering at several IT security companies and startups including Check Point Software Technologies, Crossbeam Systems, FireMon and Fireglass (acquired by Symantec).
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  • Mike Krygier
    Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, NYC
    Mike Krygier currently serves as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer responsible for Urban Technology at New York City Cyber Command. He oversees the cybersecurity programs for Smart City initiatives and IoT, Elections and Critical Infrastructure, Mobility, Cloud Computing, Connected Vehicles, and Next Generation 9-1-1, amongst others. With more than 19 years of information technology and security expertise, Krygier came to the City of New York from a position as a Principal Consultant at Mandiant where he advised Government, Financial, Energy, Mining, Software and other industry clients on Cybersecurity strategy. He has previously held security leadership roles at a Fortune 500 global human resources company, a leading national law firm in Canada, and Accenture.
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  • Kristen Mathews
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
    Kristen Mathews currently serves as a partner in Morrison & Foerster's Global Privacy + Data Security Group. For more than 20 years, her practice has focused on advising clients on the full spectrum of the most complex privacy and cybersecurity issues, including regulatory and compliance matters. An early leader in the privacy sphere, Mathews has developed comprehensive knowledge and long-term perspective, cultivated a client base across a broad range of industries, and established herself as one of the top lawyers in her field.
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  • Amit Patel
    Special Agent, FBI
    SSA Kachhia-Patel has over 14 years of experience as an FBI Special Agent. During his first seven years, SSA Kachhia-Patel handled foreign counterinlliegence and insider threat matters. SSA Kachhia-Patel, intimately worked Operation Ghost Stories and was responsible for the arrest of the Russian Illegal Anna Chapman. Over the last seven years, SSA Kachhia-Patel has focused his efforts on nation state hacking efforts through field work and program management from FBI Headquarters. Notably, SSA Kachhia-Patel helped to manage large intrusions including the Sony Pictures destructive malware attack and healthcare PII intrusions to name a few. Currently, SSA Kachhia-Patel manages a team investigating nation state sponsored computer network exploitation and attacks.
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  • Neal Conlon
    Senior Vice President of Business Development, AppGuard
    Neal Conlon currently serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development for AppGuard. He is dedicated to ensuring clients and partners are successful in protecting their business, mitigating risk, and doing it in a meaningful way. Before Appguard, Conlon was Sales Director at Plurilock, a behavioral monitoring startup with a focus on insider threat. In addition, he has worked for companies that include Morgan Stanley, Guggenheim Partners, and Cushman Wakefield.
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  • Eric Bucher
    Field Solutions Engineer, Cequence Security
    Eric Bucher has over 15 years of experience in the security industry with a technical concentration in financial fraud, advanced persistent threats, forensics, exfiltration, DLP, and overall attack surfaces. His current career has taken him into the realm of bot construction and different attack modalities currently conducted through machine automation. Bucher now specializes in the use of Machine Learning algorithms and Artificial Intelligence as leverage and valuable countermeasures against this ever-evolving threat to online presences.
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  • Olivera Zatezalo
    GM - Cybersecurity & Privacy, Suncor & former CSO, Huawei Canada
    Olivera Zatezalo is the Chief Security Officer at Huawei Canada, and her responsibility is to ensure Huawei Canada's operations is compliant with Canadian cyber security laws and regulations. With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, Zatezalo is best known for creating value through collaborative leadership style, agile execution, and for her global cyber security expertise. Up until joining Huawei Canada, she was responsible for cyber security governance, management and operations within an international communication provider operating in Canada, US, UK and France, and was a member of Canadian Security Telecommunication Advisory Committee.
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  • Ameya Talwalkar
    Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Cequence Security
    Ameya heads the product and engineering teams at Cequence and works closely with customers to identify new use cases and new attack vectors that can be addressed with AI and machine learning technologies. He has built strong engineering teams specializing in enterprise and consumer security in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Madrid, Pune, and Chengdu. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Director of Engineering at Symantec, where he was responsible for its anti-malware software stack that leverages network Intrusion prevention and behavior and reputation technologies, and anti-virus engines. Under Ameya's leadership, Symantec developed an advanced version of network intrusion prevention technology that blocks more than two billion threats a year. Ameya holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai's Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE).
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  • Andy Purdy
    CSO, Huawei Technologies US
    Andy Purdy is the Chief Security Officer for Huawei Technologies USA (since July 2012). Andy oversees Huawei USA's cyber security assurance strategy and system, and supports Huawei's global security assurance program. Andy is the Huawei global lead for the East-West Institute Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative and serves on the Steering Committee of the Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, which developed the Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS), recognized by ISO as 20243. Andy was the senior cyber security official of the U.S. Government from 2004-2006. Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Andy was a member of the White House staff where he helped to draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003), after which he went to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he helped to form and then led the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), from 2004-2006. At DHS, Andy also served as Co-chair of the National Cyber Response Coordination Group (NCRCG), the principal US interagency group to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents of national significance, and he was DHS representative to the Committee on National Security System (CNSS) that sets policy for the nation's classified IT networks.
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  • Christine El Eris
    Director Product Management, Security and Fraud Solutions, Fiserv
    Christine El Eris is a Product Director at Fiserv for FirstSense which provides actionable intelligence to banks to prevent credit and debit card fraud. She joined Fiserv in Feb 2018 with 15 years of product management and development experience in consumer identity protection, loyalty, financial services and payments. Prior to joining Fiserv, El Eris spent 5 years at Mastercard, where she launched a consumer product which monitors the dark web for consumer PII (email addresses, SSNs, PANs, etc.).
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  • Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor (Ret.)
    Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security & CEO, FXTaylor Associates
    Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor (Ret.) currently serves as President and CEO of FXTaylor Associates, LLC in Washington DC. After he retired from active duty, General Taylor was nominated and confirmed as US Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism (2001 to 2002) and Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions (2002 to 2005). On leaving government, he became VP and Chief Security Officer for the General Electric Company managing security operations and crisis management globally until accepting the nomination as Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis for Department of Homeland Security in April 2014. In this role, he was charged with providing the Secretary, DHS senior leadership, the DHS components, state/local, tribal and private sector partners with the homeland security intelligence and information required to keep the country safe, secure and resilient. Mr. Taylor was also a member of the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from 2006 to 2010. .
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  • Alex Pitigoi
    Head of Sales North America, Nominet
    Alex Pitigoi currently serves as Head of Sales for North America at Nominet. Her technology career began on the business operations side, with experience leading start-up development and extensive Fortune 100 account portfolio growth. She enjoys managing national and international sales forces and leverages sales operations, global compliance, and cyber security client strategy experience across global matrix environments.
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  • Roshdi Osman
    Cybersecurity Specialist, Saudi Aramco
    <p>Roshdi Osman, CISSP, CISM, CRISC is a cybersecurity specialist, international speaker and business-oriented information security strategist with over 15 years of experience in security leadership roles at various organizations, including Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in devising strategies aimed at enhancing the overall security while ensuring alignment with business objectives .Roshdi has an excellent understanding of business and information risk management, balancing the need for business agility with information security in highly dynamic global work environment. As a visionary leader with strong skills in business management, Roshdi has established and implemented security strategies and roadmaps , adopting security frameworks and implementing core components to achieve an integrated GRC function .</p> <p>He is a subject matter expert with a professional track record of successfully designing and implementing enterprise-wide fraud and financial cybercrime risk management programs for large-scale financial institutions.</p> <p>Roshdi’s work experience spans multiple industries including Oil and Gas, Financial as well as Telecom industry. He was awarded the Middle East CISO Top 100 award in 2016 and 2017.</p> <p>Roshdi is a thought leader and an active member in the cyber security professional community industry. He was appointed as a board advisory member for EC-Council, the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body which operates in 145 countries. Roshdi contributes to the field by writing articles for cybersecurity magazines. Some of his featured articles include “CISO Leadership Autopsy” and “Building the CISO Personal Brand”.</p>
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  • Ron Ross
    Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    <p>Ross is a Fellow at NIST. His focus areas include cybersecurity, systems security engineering, cyber resiliency, security architecture, privacy, and risk management. Ross leads the FISMA Implementation Project and the Systems Security Engineering Initiative, which includes the development of cybersecurity and privacy standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the U.S. critical infrastructure.</p>
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  • John Salmon
    Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Salmon specializes in providing e-commerce and IT advice, particularly in the financial-services sector. He has represented major insurance companies and banks on their key strategic IT and e-business arrangements in a number of cutting-edge projects. He has market-leading experience in dealing with wrap and corporate platforms and other online projects. Salmon lectures and writes extensively about IT and e-business legal issues, and has a regular blog on legal issues related to financial-services companies. He also has a keen interest in the use of IT in law firms and founded OUT-LAW.com, which has more than 500,000 unique users a month and is one of the most popular law firm websites in the world.
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  • Brett Beranek
    Vice President & General Manager, Security Line of Business, Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Brett Beranek currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of Nuance Communication's Security line of business. A CX and biometrics expert, Beranek is fascinated by transformative technologies that have a real impact on our lives. With over 15 years of experience in the customer experience and biometrics space, he brings strategic and tactical insights to organizations wishing to deliver a better experience to their customers via innovative security technologies. Prior to joining Nuance, Beranek was a technologist and entrepreneur by education and passion, successfully introduced several disruptive technologies to the health-care, IT and security markets, including as a partner of facial recognition firm Viion Systems and member of Genetec's management team, a security firm that transformed the video surveillance market. He also currently serves on the advisory board of high-tech healthcare startup GaitTronics.
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  • Jason Costain
    Head of Fraud Strategy and Relationship Management, Royal Bank of Scotland
    Jason Costain currently serves as the Head of Fraud Strategy and Relationship Management at Royal Bank of Scotland, where he has worked for the past 3 years. Having held various 'head of function' roles in Tier 1 UK Banks, he has spent the last 15 years specialising in Fraud Prevention, Sanctions, and Anti-Money Laundering. Costain is a Member of the International Compliance Association and is holder of an ICA Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention.
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  • Gary Sockrider
    Principal Security Technologist, NETSCOUT Arbor
    Sockrider is an industry veteran with over 25 years of broad technology experience and a security focus. He seeks to understand and convey the constantly evolving threat landscape, as well as the techniques and solutions that address the challenges they present. Prior to joining Arbor in 2012, he worked at Cisco Systems and held previous positions with Avaya and Cable & Wireless.
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  • Michael Theis
    Chief Counterintelligence Expert, Carnegie Mellon University CERT Insider Threat Center
    Theis is chief counterintelligence expert at Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center. Theis has more than 25 years of experience as a counterintelligence supervisory special agent supporting the U.S. intelligence community, and more than 30 years of concurrent computer systems engineering experience. At Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center, Theis focuses on research and development of socio-technical controls in computational endoparacology. Previously, he was the first cyber counterintelligence program manager for the National Reconnaissance Office, where he served as chief of cyber-CI investigations and operations for more than six years.
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  • Chris Eng
    Vice President of Research, Veracode
    Eng is vice president of research at Veracode, where he leads the team responsible for integrating security expertise into the company's core product offerings. Previously, he was technical director at Symantec and an engineer at the National Security Agency. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been featured in media outlets such as Bloomberg, Fox Business and CBS.
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  • Gord Jamieson
    Senior Director of Canada Risk Services, Visa
    Gord Jamieson is a Senior Business Leader at Visa and serves as the head of Canada Risk. His goal is to differentiate Visa from competition, reduce risks of regulatory impact and support core growth by engaging Canadian clients to minimize payment system risks. Having been with Visa for 17 years, he has always been in the Risk function. Prior to joining Visa, Jamieson served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 20 years. In that capacity, he has investigated organized crime involvement in forged credit card manufacturing and distribution. Jamieson has held positions as both the President and Vice-President of the Central Canada Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and presently is a member of the IAFCI Board of Advisors.
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  • Imran Ahmad
    Partner - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Imran Ahmad is a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a specialization in technology, cybersecurity and privacy law. As part of his cybersecurity practice, he works closely with clients to develop and implement practical strategies related to cyber threats and data breaches. He advises on legal risk assessments, compliance, due diligence and risk allocation advice, security, and data breach incident preparedness and response. In addition, Ahmad acts as "breach counsel" in the event of a cybersecurity incident, such as a data or privacy breach. He also provides representation in the event of an investigation, an enforcement action or a litigation. He is the author of Canada's first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management (LexisNexis, August 2017). He advises on licensing, outsourcing and service-provider arrangements, as well as on other commercial matters with respect to carrying on business over the internet, the cloud and the digital environment. In his privacy law practice, he advises clients on compliance with all Canadian federal and provincial privacy and data management laws. He has a particular focus on cross-border data transfer issues and enterprise-wide governance programs related to privacy and information governance
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  • Kenrick Bagnall
    Detective Constable - Computer Cyber Crime (C3) Intelligence Services, Toronto Police Service
    Prior to joining the Toronto Police Service, Bagnall spent 20 years working in the IT industry, primarily within financial services. During that time, he spent more than 12 years working in Bermuda as a senior network analyst for the Bank of Butterfield, then became an IT manager for Flag Telecom. From there, Bagnall was named senior vice president of IT for Capital G Bank (Now Clarien Bank) before returning to Canada in 2005. He has been a member of the Toronto Police Service since April 2006 and has worked in primary response, community response, criminal investigations and divisional fraud Investigations. In February 2015, Bagnall joined the computer cybercrime section of intelligence services, where he currently is a cybercrime investigator.
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  • Michael Lynch
    Chief Strategy Officer, InAuth
    Michael Lynch serves as Chief Strategy Officer, where he leads InAuth's new products strategy and develops key domestic and international partnerships. Lynch brings two decades of experience in key roles within financial services, consulting, and Fortune 500 companies, specializing in security and technology leadership. Prior to joining InAuth, Lynch served as a Senior Vice President for Bank of America, responsible for Authentication Strategy. He served at Bank of America for 14 years in various leadership positions within technology, customer protection, and online and mobile security strategy roles.
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  • Richard Henderson
    Head of Global Threat Intelligence, Lastline
    Richard Henderson is Head of Global Threat Intelligence, where he is responsible for trend-spotting, industry-watching, and evangelizing the unique capabilities of Lastline's technologies. He has nearly two decades of experience and involvement in the global hacker community and discovers new trends and activities in the cyber-underground. He is a researcher and regular presenter at conferences and events and was lauded by a former US DHS undersecretary for cybersecurity as having an "insightful view" on the current state of cybersecurity. Henderson was one of the first researchers in the world to defeat Apple's TouchID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S. He has taught courses on radio interception techniques multiple times at the DEFCON hacker conference. Henderson is a regular writer and contributor to many publications including BankInfoSecurity, Forbes, Dark Reading, and CSO.
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  • Matthew Maglieri
    CISO, Ruby, parent company of Ashley Madison
    Matthew Maglieri is the Chief Security Officer at Ruby, the parent company to several leading online dating brands including AshleyMadison.com. He is responsible for leading the architecture, development, and ongoing operation of Ruby's enterprise security program. Prior to joining Ruby, he served in a leading role developing Mandiant's Canadian practice and delivering a diverse range of strategic and technical consulting services including offensive red team operations, security operations center enhancement, and strategic transformation engagements.
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  • Ryan Duquette
    Partner, Security and Privacy Risk Consulting, RSM Canada
    Ryan Duquette is a seasoned digital forensic investigator with many years of experience in law enforcement and the private sector. He founded Hexigent Consulting, a firm focusing on digital investigations, cyber security consulting services and litigation support. Duquette works closely with clients involved in workplace investigations and civil litigation matters including intellectual property theft, HR investigations and data breaches. During his days in Law Enforcement, he conducted digital investigations on a variety of criminal cases including homicides, child pornography, fraud, missing persons, and sexual assault cases. He is a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto teaching digital forensics, a Director for the Toronto chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and has been qualified as an "expert witness" on numerous occasions.
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  • Dan Larson
    Vice President of Product Marketing, CrowdStrike
    Dan Larson is Vice President of Product Marketing at CrowdStrike. He's a ten year veteran of the information security industry with expertise in endpoint protection, encryption, hardware-enhanced security, endpoint detection and response, as well as security management and advanced threat protection. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Dan worked in technical roles at Intel Security (McAfee) and at GE Healthcare. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is now based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Jade Catalano
    Sr. Product Manager, Splunk
    Jade Catalano currently serves as Sr. Product Manager at Splunk. With more than 10 years of cybersecurity experience, she has most recently been focusing on anti-fraud. Working closely with both the security product teams at Splunk and the customers, she strives to understand their biggest challenges around security and fraud, connect all the data points to help solve and strengthen organizations security ecosystems.
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  • Denis Ryan
    Senior Director, Field Sales-Email Fraud, Proofpoint
    Denis Ryan currently serves as Senior Director, Email Fraud for Proofpoint, Inc. Previously, he held management positions at several well-known high-tech companies including Nominum (now part of Akamai), Tellabs (now Coriant), Verizon and IBM. As a sales leader of the fastest growing business unit in Proofpoint, Ryan oversaw the go to market sales and sales engineering strategy post the Return Path business unit acquisition. The diverse background of IT and security solutions allows him to overlay the Proofpoint sales efforts in multiple verticals, most notably Healthcare as Proofpoint has ramped this specialized team to improve email authentication practices.
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  • Dr. Matt Kraning
    CTO & Co-Founder, Expanse
    Dr. Kraning is the CTO and Co-Founder of Expanse. He is an expert in large-scale optimization, distributed sensing, and machine learning algorithms run on massively parallel systems. Prior to co-founding Expanse, Matt worked for DARPA, including a deployment to Afghanistan. Matt holds PhD and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering, and a Bachelor's degree in Physics, all from Stanford University.
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  • Ted Trush
    Enterprise Fraud Prevention Specialist, RSA
    Ted Trush is a business technology enabler with twenty years of successful IT experience supporting top of the line fraud prevention solutions for enterprise customers in Canada.
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  • Dr. Matthew Kane
    CEO, Solaris Intelligence
    Dr. Matthew Kane began his career in Deception Detection with the Canadian Armed Forces as an Intelligence Officer. During his distinguished 10 year career, he saw service in various theatres of operation where he had the opportunity to work with a multi-national intelligence unit that included the CIA and MI6. His education brought him to the highest levels of counter-terrorism operations where he conducted and advised on interrogations, prepared and delivered intelligence briefings to senior military officers and advised military and civilian intelligence operatives in real-time operations. Dr. Kane's final position was as the Officer in Charge of an intelligence cell stopping roadside bombs in Afghanistan. After leaving the Military, he used his military intelligence experience and broadened his skill set to fill the civilian need for Deception Detection. During this time he met his friend and future founding partner Joe Kitson and went on to form Solaris Intelligence. Since Dr. Kane has provided training to a variety of organizations on deception detection and reading body language
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  • Lisa R. Lifshitz
    Partner, Torkin Manes LLP
    Lisa R. Lifshitz is a partner in Torkin Manes' Business Law Group, specializing in the areas of information technology and business law and the leader of the firm's Technology, Privacy & Data Management Group and Emerging Technology Group. With particular expertise in preparing and negotiating complex technology agreements, including cloud computing agreements, she provides technology-related advice on financings and acquisitions, including export control on cross-border deals and provides guidance on IoT, AI/smart contracts, blockchain and open source legal matters. Lifshitz also practices in the area of privacy and information management, advising both Canadian and international clients on compliance with Canadian privacy and cybersecurity requirements. She routinely advises clients on trans-border data transfers, data breach management, privacy compliance in corporate transactions and negotiations, and privacy due diligence in connection with information technology transactions, and advises on compliance relating to Canada's anti-spam legislation. In the area of cybersecurity, Lisa provides legal advice on cybersecurity compliance, due diligence, incident preparedness and response and cybersecurity mitigation strategies. Lifshitz was the co-leader of the American Bar Association's Cybersecurity Legal Task Force in the preparation of a model Vendor Contracting Cybersecurity Checklist at the request of the US Treasury Department.
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  • Maggie Calle
    Associate Vice President, Security Governance and Risk Management, Sun Life Financial
    Maggie Calle currently serves as the Associate Vice President, Security Governance and Risk Management at Sun Life Financial. She has 20+ years of experience in the financial and insurance sector having worked at BMO, Amex, CIBC, Aviva and Scotiabank. Her specializations include: customer/employee identity and access management, application security, vulnerability management, endpoint protection, network security, data loss prevention, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, policy/standards, security advisory, training and awareness.
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  • Mike Burr
    Lead Android Enterprise Security Evangelist, Google
    Mike Burr is a Lead Android Enterprise Security Evangelist and has been at Google for over five years. Currently, he works with the broader Android eco-system partners to include OEM's, Carriers, EMM Partners, and System Integrators on various security-related Android initiatives. His passions include educating others on how to secure business data, implement safe application deployment, and develop sound mobile policies. Before joining Google, Burr worked as a mobile solutions engineer for Enterprise. Prior to that Mike worked at McAfee and Intel doing risk and vulnerability assessments.
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  • Fatima Khan
    Senior Corporate Counsel, Privacy and Product, Okta
    Fatima Khan is Sr. Corporate Counsel, Privacy and Product at Okta, the identity standard. Prior to joining Okta, she worked at various technology companies where she was responsible for the application of global privacy law, including as the Senior Director, Legal and Chief Privacy Officer at Demandbase and the Vice President, Legal at Airpush.
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  • Anja Milenkovic
    Business Systems Analysis, RBC
    Anja Milenkovic currently serves as a Senior Business Systems Analyst for RBC's IAM/Cyber Security Group. She has completed University of Toronto's Cybersecurity Boot camp and has a degree in Psychology from Ryerson. Having entered this field after many years of technical recruitment (three years as RBCs Cybersecurity Talent Acquisition Lead), she has a unique perspective on how to prepare for and enter the industry.
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  • John Marsden
    Head of Fraud Prevention and Authentication - EMEA, TransUnion
    <p>For over 20 years John has been at the leading edge of e-commerce, helping clients to navigate the risks and customer experience challenges involved in safely transacting with customers in the digital channels. <p>From the early days, specialising in Merchant Acquiring, then through Credit Reference Agencies, using data assets and systems to confirm Identity and manage fraud risks and now with iovation John continues the career theme of 'making the internet a safer place'. John has helped hundreds of companies to realise and exploit their digital channels, enabling their customers to deliver service and experience excellence. <p>John's expertise stemming from the years of experience with Barclaycard, Experian, Equifax, iovation, and now TransUnion has covered Identity, Fraud Prevention, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing efforts. In a world where the internet is the playground for nefarious actors to gain finance and facility, John's knowledge and understanding has been crucial to client's projects and process success.
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  • Markus Jakobsson
    Chief Scientist
    <p>Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist for Agari, has spent more than 20 years as a security researcher, scientist and entrepreneur, studying phishing, crimeware and mobile security at leading organizations. In his role at Agari, he will lead the company's security research with a focus on using advanced data science to prevent email attacks. Prior to Agari, Jakobsson spearheaded research in malware, authentication, fraud, user interfaces and security technologies for Qualcomm. He also co-founded three digital startups - ZapFraud, RavenWhite and FatSkunk - spanning email fraud prevention, user authentication, mobile malware detection and secure user messaging. In addition, Jakobsson has held key roles as Principal Scientist at PayPal, Xerox PARC and RSA Security.</p> <p>Jakobsson is an esteemed thought leader in the security space. He has written several books, published more than 100 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles, and holds more than 100 patents. Jakobsson is a visiting research fellow of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, San Diego and master's degrees from both the University of California, San Diego and Lund University in Sweden.</p>
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  • Matthew Speare
    Executive Vice President & Enterprise CIO, Regions Bank
    Speare joined Regions in 2013 and serves as the head of governance and integration. Regions is a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with $117 billion in assets, operating approximately 1,700 banking offices in 16 states. In this role, Speare has responsibility for information security; check, ATM/debit, and credit card fraud operations; and systems integration for consumer, business and commercial banking groups. Prior to assuming his current role in 2013, Speare was the chief technology officer for M&T Bank, an $82 billion financial institution based out of Buffalo, N.Y.
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  • Tom Kellermann
    Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black
    <p>Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CEO and founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures. On January 19, 2017 Tom was appointed the Wilson Center's Global Fellow for Cyber Policy in 2017. Tom previously held the positions of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Trend Micro; Vice President of Security for Core Security and Deputy CISO for the World Bank Treasury. In 2008 Tom was appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States. In 2003 he co- authored the Book "Electronic Safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age."</p>
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  • Steven Jones
    CISO & SVP, First Horizon National Corporation
    <p>Prior to taking over information security responsibilities at First Horizon, Jones was director of information security at Synovus Financial. He was responsible for the company's organizational policy, risk management, security awareness, identity management, disaster recovery and other areas of risk management.</p>
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  • E.J. Hilbert
    Former FBI Special Agent; Director - Cyber Risk Assurance, PwC
    <p>E.J. Hilbert is a former FBI Special Agent specializing in international hacking, carding and fraud teams. He has trained law enforcement representatives throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine. <p>E.J. served as the agent in charge of the investigations into the intrusions of over 300 financial institutions, two major telecoms and multiple U.S. government agencies. He served on the first joint Russian-U.S. Criminal Working Group. <p>E.J. spent the final years with the FBI chasing Al Qaeda via their online communications networks, eventually bringing Treason charges against the American Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.
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  • Donald Saxinger
    Team Lead - IT & Operations Risk, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    <p>Donald Saxinger serves as the lead developer of the FDIC's IT examination standards and procedures, IT examiner education, and IT examination oversight. He is also a member of the FFIEC IT Examination Handbook working group which publishes the interagency guidance and examination procedures for various IT, payment, and operational risk areas. <p>Saxinger has authored or contributed to various regulatory policies such as recent policies on business continuity and pandemic planning, authentication, identity theft, spyware, outsourcing, and other emerging technologies.
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  • Krista Tedder
    Head of Payments, Javelin Research
    Tedder has spent 17 years in risk management roles throughout the lifecycle of a payment. Starting as a retailer in 1998 , moving into credit cards at MBNA, and on to processing at First Data and now with Javelin Strategy & Research. By understanding the role of all parties she brings a unique perspective to the risk management functions in payments. Tedder's current focus in payments is on the migration to EMV in the US Market, security focuses in the digital payments space, and improving consumer experience by focusing on solutions that are safe, simple, and secure.
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  • Jennifer Bayuk
    CEO, Decision Framework Systems
    Jennifer Bayuk is an independent consultant on topics of information confidentiality, integrity, and availability. She is engaged in a wide variety of industries with projects ranging from oversight policy and metrics to technical architecture and requirements. Jennifer has a wide variety of experience in virtually every aspect of the Information Security. She was a Chief Information Security Officer, a Security Architect, a Manager of Information Systems Internal Audit, a Big 4 Security Principal Consultant and Auditor, and a Security Software Engineer. Jennifer frequently publishes on information security and audit topics. Jennifer has lectured for organizations that include ISACA, NIST, and CSI. She is certified in Information Systems Audit (CISA), Information Security Management (CISM), Information Systems Security (CISSP), and IT Governance (CGEIT). She has Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy.
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  • Jim Routh
    Chief Information Security Officer, Aetna
    Jim Routh is the Chief Security Officer and leads the Global Security function for Aetna. He is the Chairman of the NH-ISAC Board. He serves on the Board of the National Cyber Security Alliance and is a member of the Advisory Board of the ClearSky Security Fund. He was formerly the Global Head of Application & Mobile Security for JP Morgan Chase. Prior to that he was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC and American Express. Jim is the winner of the 2016 Security Alliance Award for Innovation, 2016 ISE Luminary Leadership Award, the Northeast and the 2014 North American Information Security Executive of the Year for Healthcare, the 2009 BITS Leadership Award sponsored by the financial industry in collaboration with NIST and the Department of Treasury.
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  • Anton Chuvakin
    Research Vice President, Gartner GTP Security and Risk Management Strategies
    As Research VP at Gartner, Chuvakin specializes in projects involving data loss prevention, threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management, security monitoring of public cloud assets, network forensics and denial of service (DoS/DDoS) protection. Before joining Gartner, his job responsibilities included security product management, research, competitive analysis, PCI-DSS compliance and SIEM development and implementation. He is the author of two books, "Security Warrior" and "PCI Compliance," and was a contributor to other industry resources, including "Know Your Enemy II" and "Information Security Management Handbook."
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  • Kim Peretti
    Co-Lead, Cybersecurity Preparedness and Response practice, Alston and Bird, and Former DOJ Cybercrime Prosecutor
    Peretti is a partner in the Alston & Bird, LLP law firm's white collar crime group and co-chair of its security incident management and response team. She is also a former director of PricewaterhouseCoopers' cyberforensic service practice and a former senior litigator for the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. While at the Department of Justice, Peretti led several benchmark cybercrime investigations and prosecutions, including the prosecution of the TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez, currently serving 20 years in prison for his role in the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted by the department.
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  • David McNeely
    Chief Strategy Officer, Centrify
    As Chief Strategy Officer at Centrify, McNeely works with customers to drive the roadmap for Centrify's award-winning identity and access management solutions. He has worked in the identity and access management market for over 16 years, holding various product marketing and management positions at ActivIdentity, AOL, iPlanet and Netscape. At Netscape and iPlanet, he was the director of product management for the Directory and Security product line, where he first promoted the concept of a centralized directory for all identity and access management.
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  • David Navetta
    Partner, Co-Chair - Data Protection, Privacy & Access to Information (US), Norton Rose Fulbright
    David Navetta is a U.S. Co-Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright's Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group. Navetta focuses on technology, privacy, information security and intellectual property law. His work ranges from compliance and transactional work to breach notification, regulatory response and litigation. Navetta has served a wide range of clients from large Fortune 500 multinationals, retailers, healthcare companies and financial institutions, to sophisticated technology companies, traditional brick-and-mortar companies, energy companies and startups. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals and previously served as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Information Security Committee.
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  • Kate Borten
    President, The Marblehead Group
    Borten, founder of The Marblehead Group, provides her clients with expertise in security, privacy, and health IT from over 20 years inside the healthcare industry. In the 1990s she led the enterprise-wide security program at Massachusetts General Hospital; and as Chief Information Security Officer, she established the first information security program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and CareGroup in Boston. Borten is a nationally-recognized expert on HIPAA and health information privacy and security, a frequent speaker on these topics, and author of tools and books including HIPAA Security Made Simple (HCPro 2013). The Marblehead Group, founded in 1999, provides HIPAA privacy and security risk assessments, compliance auditing, training, and solutions to the healthcare industry. Clients include the full range of providers, health plans, and business associates.
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  • George Tubin
    Director of Marketing, Transmit Security
    Tubin is Director of Marketing at Transmit Security and a recognized expert in digital banking and payments security and cyber-fraud prevention. He was previously Vice President of Marketing at Socure and Senior Research Director with the leading financial services research firm CEB TowerGroup (acquired by Gartner, Inc.) where he delivered thought leadership and insights to leading financial services institutions, technology providers, and consultancies on business strategies, technologies, and market trends in retail, Internet and mobile banking, and fraud management.
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  • Shirley Inscoe
    Senior Analyst, Aite Group
    <p>Inscoe is a senior analyst with Aite Group, covering fraud and data security. She brings to Aite Group 30 years of banking experience in enterprise fraud and payments issues. Inscoe has served as the chair of the BITS Fraud Reduction Steering Committee and the co-chair of Early Warning Services' Advisory Committee, and has been a member of ABA's Deposit Account Fraud and Payment Systems Committees. Formerly, Inscoe was the director of financial services solutions at Memento Inc., where she was responsible for guiding the company's overall strategy and supporting product development, marketing, and sales related to payments risk mitigation. During her tenure with Memento, she worked to expand the firm's product offerings beyond employee fraud to cover check, ACH, and wire fraud. Before that, Inscoe was SVP and director of payments strategy with Wachovia Bank.</p>
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  • Sharon Finney
    Corporate Data Security Officer, Adventist Health System
    Finney sets the data security strategy to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the 37-hospital system's information assets. Adventist Health System supports 43 campuses and include more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for four million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits. Prior to joining Adventist Health System, Finney spent four years in healthcare security management for Dekalb Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga. She also worked for major U.S. organizations as an information technology consultant where she developed skills in compliance and risk management and technical expertise in system architecture, database administration, data migration and security.
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  • Avivah Litan
    VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research
    Litan is a vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner Research. Her areas of expertise include endpoint security, security analytics for cybersecurity and fraud, user and entity behavioral analytics, insider threats, fraud detection, and prevention and identity proofing.
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  • Adam Greene
    former Regulator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Greene is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine and co-chair of its Health Information Group. He primarily counsels health care providers, technology companies, and financial institutions on compliance with the HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules. Previously, Greene was a regulator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he played a fundamental role in administering and enforcing the HIPAA rules. At HHS, he was responsible for determining how HIPAA rules apply to new and emerging health information technologies and was instrumental in the development of the current HIPAA enforcement process. Greene is the Chair of the HIMSS Cloud Security Workgroup and is a frequent speaker and author on health information privacy and security issues.
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  • Trevor Hughes
    CEO & President, International Association of Privacy Professionals
    <p> Hughes is an attorney specializing in e-commerce, privacy and technology law. In his role as executive director of the IAPP, Hughes leads the world's largest association of privacy professionals. He has testified before the U.S. Congress Commerce Committee, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy and data protection, spam prevention and privacy-sensitive technologies. </p>
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  • Vishal Salvi
    CISO and Head-Cybersecurity Practice, Infosys
    <p>Salvi is CISO and head of cybersecurity practice at Infosys. Prior to joining Infosys, Salvi was a partner for cybersecurity at PwC. He has 21 years of industry experience in IT service delivery and cybersecurity, having served in roles at Crompton Greaves, Development Credit Bank, Global Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HDFC Bank. He has extensive management and domain experience in driving information security programs.</p>
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  • Malcolm Harkins
    Global CISO, Cylance
    Harkins is responsible for all aspects of information risk and security at Cylance as well as public policy and customer outreach to help improve understanding of cyber risks. He spent 23 years with Intel, most recently as its first Chief Security and Privacy Officer. In this role, he was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security and other related compliance activities for all of Intel's information assets, products and services. Before becoming Intel's first CSPO, he was the chief information security officer (CISO), reporting to the chief information officer. Harkins also held roles in finance, procurement and various business operations.
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  • Chris Wysopal
    CTO/CISO, Veracode
    Chris Wysopal, Veracode's CTO and Co-Founder, is responsible for the company's software security analysis capabilities. In 2008 he was named one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTO's and one of the 100 most influential people in IT by eWeek. One of the original vulnerability researchers and a member of L0pht Heavy Industries, he has testified on Capitol Hill in the US on the subjects of government computer security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software. He is an author of L0phtCrack and netcat for Windows. He is the lead author of "The Art of Software Security Testing" published by Addison-Wesley.
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  • Francoise Gilbert
    Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
    Gilbert is the Founder and Managing Director of the IT Law Group, a niche law firm, based in Palo Alto, which focuses on information privacy and security, cloud computing and data governance. She advises MNCs, global companies, selected start-ups and non-profit organizations on complex issues related to evaluating and strategically managing the privacy and security of personal data in various environments, at the domestic level and worldwide. An internationally recognized thought leader and expert in privacy and data protection law, Gilbert was named "2014 San Francisco Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law" by the Best Lawyers in America. For several years, the prestigious Chambers USA and Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, and the Who's Who in E-Commerce have recognized her as one of the leading lawyers in the field of information privacy and security.
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  • Jan Hillier
    Clinical Asst Professor of Management, Kelly School of Business - Indiana University-Bloomington
    Hillier is a clinical assistant professor of management at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington. She brings an extensive background in management consulting, organization effectiveness, change management and leadership development to her teaching. At McKinsey & Co., where she consulted for five years, she worked on a variety of team-based projects for major industrial, service and healthcare clients. As the vice president of a medical center, Hillier developed a change management/leadership development program based on the concept of "emotional intelligence." She has an MBA and a Ph.D. in organization theory from Indiana University.
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  • Dawn Cappelli
    Vice President and CISO, Rockwell Automation
    <p>Cappelli is Vice President and CISO, at Rockwell Automation. She is responsible for design and execution of Rockwell's insider risk management program to deter, detect and respond to malicious insider activity across the global enterprise while protecting privacy and civil liberties of employees. Cappelli joined Rockwell from Carnegie Mellon University where she was founder and director of the CERT Insider Threat Center. She is recognized as one of the world's leaders in insider threat mitigation, and has worked with government and industry leaders on national strategy issues.</p>
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  • Deven McGraw
    Former Deputy Director of Health Information Privacy, Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights
    McGraw was the acting chief privacy officer and deputy director of health information privacy at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA. Previously, she was a partner at the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, where she co-chaired its privacy and data security practice. Earlier, she was director of the health privacy project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a consumer advocacy group. For six years, McGraw served as an adviser to HHS on health data privacy and security issues. She served on the Health IT Policy Committee, which advises HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and co-led the committee's Privacy and Security Workgroup as well as its Information Exchange Workgroup.
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  • Andreas Baumhof
    Chief Technology Officer, ThreatMetrix
    Baumhof is an internationally renowned cybersecurity thought-leader and expert with deep experience in the encryption, PKI, malware and phishing markets. Baumhof and his ThreatMetrix Labs team have been examining and reverse-engineering banking malware for over six years, giving a unique insight into the evolution of the malware landscape. They don't just see the malware itself, but also the resulting transactions, providing excellent insight into stopping cybercriminals. His commentary has appeared in numerous publications.
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  • Elayne Starkey
    Chief Security Officer, State of Delaware
    Starkey, working out of the Department of Technology and Information, is responsible for the enterprise-wide protection of information assets from high consequence events, including cyber and physical terrorism and natural disasters. She chairs the Delaware Information Security Officer Team and is a member of the Governor's Homeland Security Council. She previously served as the chief technology officer at DTI and the CIO for the Delaware Department of Public Safety.
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  • Gregory Wilshusen
    Director, Information Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
    Wilshusen joined the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, in 1997, and oversees its IT security investigations and audits of federal government agencies and programs. He is a frequent witness before Congressional panels, testifying on government IT security. A certified public accountant, certified internal auditor and certified information systems auditor, Wilshusen previous served as the controller for the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, and held senior auditing positions at Irving Burton Associates, a professional and technical services firm, and with the U.S. Army Audit Agency.
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  • Neira Jones
    FBCS, MSc, Independent Advisor & International Speaker
    More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Jones believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes on payments, cyber risk, information security and digital innovation where she always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current issues. She likes engaging on social media and regularly addresses global audiences on these topics. She chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia & the Global Advisory Board for the Centre for Strategic Cybercrime & Security Science and is a Founding Advisory Board Member for GiveADay UK. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Emerging Payments Association and is on the City AM FinTech Most Influential Power List. Tripwire nominated Jones Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter in January 2015 and CEOWorld Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014. She is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 an is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni. Jones has previously worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys.
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  • Christos Dimitriadis
    VP, ISACA International
    Dimitriadis is the head of information security at INTRALOT GROUP, a Greece-based multinational supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, where he manages information security in more than 50 countries in all continents. He has worked in information security for more than 12 years and has authored 80 security-related publications. He has provided information security services to the International Telecommunication Union, European Commission Directorate Generals, European Ministries and international organizations, as well as business consulting services to entrepreneurial companies. He is chair of ISACA's COBIT Security Task Force and has served as chair of ISACA's External Relations Committee and member of the Relations Board, Academic Relations Committee, ISACA Journal Editorial Committee and Business Model for Information Security Work Group.
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  • Joseph Burton
    Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP
    At the law firm Duane Morris, Burton focuses on information security and cyberfraud issues as well as civil, criminal and appellate litigation. He advises and represents individuals and corporations regarding their rights and responsibilities in maintaining the security of digital information. His practice includes trade secret, trademark and patent litigation, with an emphasis on cybercrime and cybersecurity. Burton is a former assistant U.S. attorney who handled several pioneering high technology investigations and prosecutions, including the first prosecution in the nation for criminal copyright infringement of computer code.
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  • Bill Nelson
    President & CEO, FS-ISAC
    FS-ISAC is a non-profit association dedicated to protecting financial services firms from physical and cyberattacks. Prior to this role, Nelson in 2009 was elected vice chairman of the ISAC Council, a group dedicated to sharing critical infrastructure information with the government and across the key sectors. From 1988 to 2006, he served as executive vice president of NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association. While at NACHA, Nelson oversaw the development of the ACH network into one of the largest electronic-payment systems in the world, processing nearly 14 billion payments in 2005.
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  • John Streufert
    National Cybersecurity Division Director, DHS
    <p>Streufert leads DHS's effort to build and maintain an effective national cyberspace response system and to implement a cyber risk management program. He served as the State Department's chief information security officer between from 2006 to 2012, where he instituted a program that resulted in an 89 percent reduction in risk in 12 months.</p>
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  • Michelle Dennedy
    Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco
    Michelle Finneran Dennedy is Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco. Throughout her career, she has led security and privacy initiatives, ranging from regulatory compliance, privacy engineering, advocacy and education efforts, and litigation at companies including Cisco, and previously McAfee/Intel Security, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. She founded The iDennedy Project, which seeks to change how people think about information and data, and co-authored The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.
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  • Alan Brill
    Senior Managing Director, Kroll
    Brill, Senior Managing Director of Kroll Cyber Security, holds a number of esteemed certifications in the privacy and security sector, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (or CISSP) and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (FAAFS).  Credited as the founder of Kroll's global, high-tech investigations practice, Alan is author and co-author of five books, has testified before court and governmental committees, and has been an instructor for the FBI and Secret Service, among others.
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  • John Walp
    Managing Director, Forensic Technology, KPMG
    Walp has more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining KPMG, Walp was the CISO of M&T Bank, an $83 billion financial institution, where he was responsible for IT security, data protection and privacy strategies that focused on cybersecurity and intelligence gathering and external/internal network security systems. Walp managed the functions of access and identity management, IT compliance and risk management, and the PCI program. Walp has held a variety of positions in industry verticals including Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Moog Inc. A veteran of the US Air Force, Walp served his country for 22 years and in 2004 was recalled to Kuwait as a part of an elite logistics cadre to aid in establishing the US Central Command's Deployment and Distribution Operations Center.
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  • Tim Webb
    Senior VP Fraud Management, Citizens Financial Group
    <p>Webb is senior vice president and director of fraud management of banking product operations for Rhode Island-based Citizens Financial Group. In his role, Webb provides strategic direction and recommendations for fraud detection technologies, best practices and customer experience enhancement. He also works with internal fraud teams to design and implement improvements. Before joining RBS in 2011, he was director of fraud operational strategy at Chase Card Services for more than a decade.</p>
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  • Mitch Zahler
    CISO, Proactive Cyber Security; formerly Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity, HSBC
    Zahler is senior vice president and head of research and detection for the Cyber Intelligence and Threat Team at HSBC Bank responsible for global cyber transformation and intelligence development. With more than 20 years in the information security and risk field, Zahler's technical and managerial breadth of experience crosses numerous disciplines including leading global security incident response teams, security architecture and design, data loss prevention, cyber forensics and incident management. He previously worked for organizations such as Republic National Bank, American Express and Deloitte.
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  • Stephen Boyer
    CTO & Co-Founder, BitSight Technologies
    <p>Stephen co-founded BitSight in 2011 and serves as the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to founding BitSight, Stephen was President and Co-Founder of Saperix, a company that was acquired by FireMon in 2011.</p> <p>While at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Stephen was a member of the Cyber Systems and Technology Group where he led R&D programs solving large-scale national cybersecurity problems. Before MIT, he worked at Caldera Systems, an early Linux startup.</p> <p>Stephen holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and Master of Science in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p>
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  • James Van Dyke
    CEO and Founder, Futurion, and former CEO, Javelin Strategy & Research
    Van Dyke, CEO of Futurion, is a research-based strategic technology consultant, helping leaders capture the future of identity, digital, payments and financial services for improved customer engagement. He volunteers on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and founded Javelin Strategy & Research. Van Dyke is a frequent presenter with audiences ranging from customer events or executive boards, the U.S. House of Representatives (Congress), and courtrooms as an expert witness. He has been widely cited in global media on topics related to fraud and personal security, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, Fox News, NPR, the New York Times, and Wired.
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  • David Pommerehn
    Senior Counsel and Assistant VP, Consumer Bankers Association
    Pommerehn is senior counsel and assistant vice president at the Consumer Bankers Association, the recognized voice on retail banking issues. Pommerehn's expertise covers a wide range of legal, legislative and regulatory issues associated with the areas of consumer financial services. He is the CBA lead for deposits and payment issues, as well as small business banking issues, and manages CBA's deposits and payments and small business banking committees. Prior to joining CBA in 2008, Pommerehn served as a defense attorney for the State of Maryland and as counsel to several non-profit financial services companies.
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  • Russell Thomas
    Data Scientist, Zions Bank
    Thomas has 30 years of experience in the information technology and communication industries, where he has focused on business process improvement, quality, organizational transformation and performance management. He is a founding member of the Society of Information Risk Analysts and has led several proposal teams for advanced research and development projects for the Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Ellen Richey
    EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Visa Inc.
    Richey, who first joined Visa in 2007, serves as executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief enterprise risk officer. She is responsible for the legal function as well as oversight of Visa's compliance, audit and risk teams, including payment system risk, settlement risk and enterprise risk. Prior to joining Visa, she worked at Washington Mutual, Inc., as senior vice president of enterprise risk management and executive vice president of card services.
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  • Rob Zerby
    VP and Financial Crimes Manager, Wells Fargo
    Rob Zerby serves as program manager for both fraud and anti-bribery and corruption for Wells Fargo Community Banking. A 15-year veteran of the bank, he has spent more than 21 years in risk management, information technology and decision science. Prior to his current role, Zerby was the manager of operations for financial crimes Investigations, and the governance and reporting manager for corporate fraud risk management.
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  • Richard Parry
    Principal, Parry Advisory; former Risk Management Executive, JPMorgan Chase
    Parry is a career risk manager, with experience that spans the globe for international financial institutions such as Visa, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. Parry's expertise includes executive roles in fraud operations, fraud policy and oversight, customer authentication and identity management. After his tenure with Chase, Parry co-founded Turnkey Risk Solutions, an identity risk management company specializing in identifying synthetic identities and first-party fraud. Most recently, he created Parry Advisory, an advisory firm focused on identity risk and cybersecurity thought leadership.
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  • Kirstin Wells
    VP, Risk Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Wells is vice president, risk officer, for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Prior to this role, Wells was an assistant vice president in the financial markets group, where her work focused on policy issues related to risk management in derivatives clearing and settlement and innovations in general purpose payment systems. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Wells was a vice president for payment system strategy at Wachovia Corporation, and a senior policy analyst in the payment risk area at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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  • Brooke Satti Charles
    Financial Crime Prevention Strategist, IBM Security Trusteer
    Brooke Satti Charles is a Financial Crime Prevention Strategist with IBM Security Trusteer. Her primary focus is to highlight IBM's capabilities in fighting cyber-crime. Her career has been focused on research and reporting of cyber-crime, fraud, money laundering, insurance, terrorist financing, conflicts management, enterprise risk assessments, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining IBM, Brooke held a number of roles at Bank of America and John Hancock / Manulife Financial Services. She is an accomplished writer and public speaker with a tremendous understanding of compliance and regulatory issues as well as the financial crime threat landscape. Brooke has a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Studies from Northeastern University and is currently working to achieve her masters.
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  • Richard Rushing
    CISO, Motorola Mobility
    Rushing is the chief information security officer for Motorola Mobility. He participates in several corporate, community, private and government security councils and working groups, setting standards, policies and solutions to current and emerging security threats and issues. As CISO for Motorola Mobility, he has lead the security effort by developing an international team to tackle the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks and cybercrime. He has organized, developed and deployed practices, tools and techniques to protect the intellectual property across the world-wide enterprise. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security, Rushing has presented at many of the leading security conferences and seminars around the world.
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  • Dan McKenzie
    Head of Enterprise Fraud Strategy, RBC Bank
    <p>McKenzie's focus is on the capital markets and wealth management businesses, but also supports personal and commercial banking initiatives. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking. McKenzie's background includes systems implementation, AML strategy, fraud strategy, analytics and consulting. Before joining RBC, he was the director of fraud and ID management at TransUnion.</p>
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  • T.J. Horan
    VP Product Management, FICO
    <p>Horan is responsible for the fraud solutions business unit at FICO where he develops and promotes the strategic direction for FICO's fraud products, and manages the P&L associated with several fraud product lines in multiple industries. He is a key strategic leader for FICO in the area of transaction decisioning and analytics. He brings a unique blend of technical and business skills to FICO, demonstrated by his ability to develop and manage global product lines and his ability to help shape FICO's business strategy and objectives in the areas of fraud and risk management.</p>
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  • Mark Sullivan
    Head, Fraud Risk Programs, Interac Association, Acxsys Corporation
    Sullivan served as a Specialist Operations Detective at New Scotland Yard following which he worked for a "Top 5" Canadian Financial institution, applying expert risk knowledge across a range of financial products in both domestic and international markets. Sullivan joined Interac Assoc/Acxsys Corp in 2010 and, alongside other roles, is responsible for fraud risk mitigation programs as well as being the contact point for global risk professionals and international law enforcement. He is the Co-Chair of the Private Sector Liaison Committee (of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police). He is also a Certified Master Facilitator and Board Member of the International Institute for Facilitation. *Interac is Canada's only domestically run, coast-to-coast debit payment network. Acxsys Corporation specializes in the development and operation of payment innovation, including Interac e-Transfer, Interac Online and Cross Border Debit.
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  • Steve Strickland
    Vice President - Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Europe and Middle East. Barclaycard
    In addition to his work on international development, Strickland is also responsible for the production of the Authorised Professional Practice on fraud investigation, the first official guidance on fraud prevention, disruption and investigation for law enforcement and counter fraud professionals. In 2011, Strickland founded the Economic Crime & Fraud Training Academy where he was head of training and educational services until September 2013. The academy specialises in the design and delivery of training solutions tailored for individual organisations, business sectors and overseas jurisdictions.
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  • John Lyons
    CEO, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
    <p>Lyons is chief executive of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, a business-led, international, not-for-profit organization which aims to provide private and public sector funding and support globally to law enforcement agencies and governments engaged in the fight against cybercrime. Lyons' previous public service included 20 years in the Royal Air Force (security branch) and subsequently at the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, which in 2006 formed part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, where he led the unit's business engagement as the crime reduction coordinator. While at the NHTCU, he established the first UK national public/private sector security awareness campaign for Internet users, called "Get Safe Online."</p>
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  • Uri Rivner
    Chief Cyber Officer, Co-Founder, BioCatch
    Rivner is recognized globally as an industry expert on Cybercrime and advanced threats. He is a regular speaker in the leading Security and Cyber conferences, and writes a cyber-security blog read by thousands of professionals. Prior to joining BioCatch he served as Head of New Technologies, Identity Protection at RSA. Over the years Rivner worked closely with the world's largest financial institutions on developing solutions against online crime, Phishing and Trojans, and helped other industry verticals establish an effective defense doctrine against advanced cyber threats. He was a key player in developing anti-Cybercrime technologies used today by thousands of organizations worldwide to stop billions of dollars in fraud each year and protect hundreds of millions of users.
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  • Fred Hopper
    Director of Security, Giesecke & Devrient Canada
    Fred Hopper has been Director of Security for Giesecke & Devrient Canada since 2008. He has a strong background in Information Technology, with a focus on Information and Physical Security for more than 10 years in the Payment Card Industry and has provided security assessments for large corporations in Canada and the United States. Fred is an active participant in the Canadian financial card security community and has assisted law enforcement in investigations and prosecutions involving card counterfeiting.
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  • Volkmar Scharf-Katz
    Former Chief IP Networks Partner, R&D and Head of Service Platform, Vodafone
    <p>Dr. Volkmar Scharf-Katz has over 15 years of experience in the mobile industry specializing in analytics, big data platforms, and communication technologies. Previously, he was Chief IP Networks Partner, R&D and Head of Service Platform at Vodafone where he was responsible for building advanced computing environments to demonstrate real-time analytics, showcase artificial intelligence and develop mobile applications. Dr. Scharf-Katz has a Ph.D. in computer science and information technology from Stanford University. He has vast and successful international experience in creating new and disruptive solutions for communication networks and mobile banking, and he also holds several patents.</p>
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  • Eduardo Perez
    SVP Payment System Risk, Visa Inc.
    Perez has been with Visa since 2002 and currently leads the Risk Strategy and Payment System Cybersecurity teams at Visa Inc. In this role, he oversees the evolution of Visa's risk strategy and execution of Visa's payment system cybersecurity programs. Notably, his group has developed and executed industry leading risk and authentication initiatives to eliminate, protect and devalue sensitive payment data and to promote the long-term integrity of the payment system. Perez has extensive experience in payment system risk and has previously led other key risk management groups within Visa, including North America and Latin America Risk Services, Global Credit Settlement Risk and Anti-Money Laundering programs as well as the development of Visa's US EMV chip roadmap. Prior to joining Visa, he was with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, where he held various positions, including Manager of the Country Analysis Unit. Perez holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and received a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
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  • Anant Nambiar
    VP and General Manager, Global Fraud and Security Solutions, FICO
    Nambiar serves as FICO's vice president and general manager of global fraud and security solutions, leading the Falcon products for card payments and other fraud products for insurance, retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical markets, and other emerging segments. Prior to joining FICO earlier this year, Nambiar spent more than 18 years in the financial services industry. As a senior vice president at MasterCard Worldwide and a vice president at American Express, his focus was on building products and programs that solved consumer and merchant pain points. His launched programs include Blue from American Express in 1999, Account Level Management by MasterCard in 2006 and Free Shipping by MasterCard in 2013.
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  • K. K. Mookhey
    Founder & CEO, NII Consulting
    Mookhey is the principal consultant and founder at Network Intelligence as well as the founder of The Institute of Information Security. He is a distinguished expert in the field of IT governance, information risk management, forensic fraud investigations, compliance and business continuity, internationally. He has more than a decade of experience in the field, and some of his clients include the Indian Navy, the United Nations, Abu Dhabi & Dubai Stock Exchanges, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Saudi Telecom, Capgemini, BNP Paribas and the Mumbai Crime Branch, among others.
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  • Garet J. Moravec
    Former Head of Airborne Platform Systems Cyber Security, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
    <p>As former head of Airborne Platform Systems Cyber Security at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Moravec is frequently called upon to speak as a subject matter expert on cybersecurity and information technology. Moravec currently serves as an independent consultant advising private- and public-sector customers on innovation and client business strategies. In his role at Lockheed, he oversaw collaborative science and technology teams that provided cybersecurity and engineering support for airborne processors and product development of key military aviation platforms such as the F-35, F-22, and F-16.</p>
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  • Christopher Strand
    Sr. Director, Compliance and Governance Programs, Carbon Black
    Strand leads Carbon Black's IT governance, audit and compliance programs. With more than 20 years of information technology and compliance experience, he oversees the development of enterprise network and application security solutions that help organizations deploy positive security to maintain and improve their compliance posture. Previously, Strand held security/compliance positions at Trustwave, Tripwire, EMC/RSA, and Compuware. A PCI Professional (PCIP) and trained Quality Security Assessor (QSA), he also has been certified on and is proficient with other regulatory disciplines including HIPAA, North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). Strand regularly speaks about security and compliance issues and best practices on webinars and at industry conferences. He has authored several white papers, published articles in security industry journals, and is frequently quoted by leading media outlets.
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  • Dennis Simmons
    <p>Simmons is president and CEO of SWACHA, one of the largest regional payments associations in the country. A frequent invited speaker and recognized expert on payments system issues, he is a member of the board of directors of the National Automated Clearing House Association, the immediate past chair and a current member of NACHA's Government Relations Committee, past chair of NACHA's Electronic Check Council, past co-chair of NACHA's Risk Management Advisory Group and the immediate past chair of the Payments Executives Leadership Forum. He was also a founding member of the board of directors of the Secure Remote Payment Council. In addition to his service at SWACHA, Simmons has over 20 years experience as the senior operations officer of several Dallas area banks. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.</p>
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  • James Ratley
    President and CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    <p>In 2006, Ratley was named President of the ACFE, and, in 2011, he was also named CEO. In this role, he works to promote the ACFE to the public and other professional organizations and continues to assist in the development of anti-fraud products and services to meet the needs of the ACFE's members. In addition to his executive duties, Ratley serves as a member of the ACFE's faculty, and teaches regularly at workshops and conferences on a variety of fraud-related subjects.</p>
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  • Jeffrey Shaffer
    Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Shaffer joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2015 after 25 years with the United States Secret Service as a Senior Special Agent and Director of the top ranked Secret Service Digital Forensics Laboratory. He has extensive and varied experience as an investigator, protection specialist, counter terrorism specialist, Team Leader and digital forensic examiner. Mr. Shaffer was nominated on separate occasions for Secret Service Agent of the Year and Texas Law Enforcement Agent of the Year. His areas of focus include digital forensics, incident response, investigations, e-discovery and litigation support. He has worked on hundreds of forensic investigations related to cybercrime, IP theft, fraud, terrorism, kidnapping, and murder. Mr. Shaffer has investigated cases across numerous industries including energy, retail, banking, healthcare, telecommunications, and federal/state governments.
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  • Will LaSala
    Sr. Director Global Security Solutions, OneSpan
    Will LaSala is Sr. Director of Global Security Solutions at OneSpan and he brings over 25 years of software and cybersecurity experience. Since joining OneSpan, LaSala has been involved in all aspects of product implementation and market direction within financial institutions as well as top Fortune 500 organizations for enterprise security, healthcare, U.S. government, online gaming and mobile application development. He currently empowers the markets and OneSpan's largest clients with direct communication of new products and features and security changes. A security evangelist on mobile application development and authentication, LaSala is frequently quoted in the media and a frequent speaker at industry events.
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  • Matthew Rosenquist
    Cyber Security Strategist, Intel Corporation
    Rosenquist joined Intel Corp in 1996 and benefits from nearly 20 years in the field of security. Rosenquist specializes in security strategy, measuring value, and developing cost effective capabilities which deliver the optimal level of security. Currently, a cyber-security strategist for the Intel Security Group, he helped in the formation of this global organization which brings together security across hardware, firmware, software and services. Previously, he managed the security playbook for Intel's PC strategy planning group, encompassing all security features landing in the PC.
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  • Liz Garner
    Senior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon
    Liz Garner is Senior Manager of Public Policy for Amazon. She most previously served as the VP of the Merchant Advisory Group. She has considerable experience in advocating for merchants as well as a strong payments background. Formerly, Garner served as director of commerce & entrepreneurship at the National Restaurant Association, representing the industry before Congress and numerous regulatory agencies on issues impacting restaurant and food service profitability & entrepreneurship, including retail and mobile payments, data security, privacy, emerging technologies, tax, finance, and other issues. Before joining the National Restaurant Association, Garner served as director of government relations for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) where she focused on similar policy issues and also served as the staff liaison to the FMI Electronic Payments Committee.
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  • Michael Bruemmer
    Vice President, Experian Data Breach Resolution
    Michael is Vice President, Experian® Data Breach Resolution at Experian Consumer Services, the leading provider of online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring, other credit-related information, and protection products. With more than 25 years in the industry, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge related to business operations and development in the identity theft and fraud resolution space where he has educated businesses of all sizes and sectors through pre-breach and breach response planning and delivery, including notification, call center and identity protection services.
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  • Wendy Cohen
    Global Data Security Executive, Expedient Solutions, Inc.
    Cohen is a seasoned global operations and data security executive with extensive experience and a successful track record in both successful start-ups and public companies. Under her company, Expedient Solutions, she is retained to serve as the CIO/CISO of the leading independent data loss prevention firm, where she applies over 15 years of experience to create data protection services for both the company's internal networks as well as its clients' data loss prevention needs. This position has also permitted Cohen to create a data discovery donation program in memory of her sister, Leslie. The program helps nonprofit cancer organizations avoid heavy fines and damaging publicity while achieving compliance and maintaining patient privacy by receiving donations of market leading discovery and data classification tools.
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  • Ori Bach
    Senior Security Strategist, Trusteer - IBM Security Systems
    Bach is a product and risk management expert with 12 years of expertise in the financial services fraud and compliance space. Prior to joining IBM-Trusteer, he worked at NICE-Actimize for nine years as Director of Solutions Management, managing fraud solutions. Bach has a LLB degree from Tel-Aviv University and is a member of the Israeli BAR association. His special areas of interest are analytics and the interdependencies between risk management and customer experience.
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  • David Lott
    Payments Risk Expert, Retail Payments Risk Forum, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    <p>Lott is a retail payments expert with the Retail Payments Risk Forum of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and has more than 35 years of experience in the retail banking and payments industries. As part of the team at the Retail Payments Risk Forum, Lott works with payments stakeholders in researching payment systems and products, focusing on risks and mitigating strategies. A key area of focus for his present work is customer, transaction and data security issues. As such, Lott has done considerable work with the wide range of card and payment technologies including card; mobile devices such as tablets and phones; other payment form factors, and their various delivery channels including ATMs, online and call centers. Lott works with representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston in facilitating the meetings of the Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup. He is a member of the BITS Payment Card Fraud Sub-Group as well as a representative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in other inter-agency and intra-Federal Reserve System working groups.</p>
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  • Angel Grant
    Principal Manager - Identity Protection & Verification Group, RSA
    Grant is a Principal Manager in RSA, The Security Division of EMC's Identity Protection and Verification group. She has more than 15 years of experience in the security and financial services industries and is responsible for a variety of initiatives which protect organizations against fraud and identity theft. Prior to joining RSA, she was an Online Banking Senior Product Manager at P&H Solutions where she helped launch one of the industry's first online corporate cash management applications. Previously, she managed a mortgage division inside sales and service team for a large financial institution. Grant holds a B.S. from Bentley University and studied at Oxford University.
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  • John Buzzard
    Fraud Subject Matter Expert, NICE Actimize
    John Buzzard is nationally recognized financial industry fraud and security expert and has just recently joined the NICE Actimize team. He has influenced the card fraud, risk and security services for financial institutions throughout the United States through research, writing whitepapers, public speaking and consulting. With more than twenty years of experience, John helps clients resolve problems within the areas of fraud, security and risk management. He understands the fine balance between protecting an enterprise while delivering customer experiences with reduced friction. John combines his inquisitive approach to understand the new threats that are impacting the financial services industry with actionable insights on how to mitigate the risk.
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  • John Gunn
    Chief Marketing Officer, OneSpan
    John Gunn is OneSpan's (formerly VASCO) Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining OneSpan in 2014, He launched and led the Security Solutions Group at Harland Clarke where he developed a SaaS-based consumer identity protection solution. Gunn also served as General Manager of North America and Vice President Global Marketing for Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a global leader in authentication and application protection solutions. Prior to Aladdin, he was President of VisionTek, a consumer technology products company.
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  • Michael Panico
    Director of Information Security, Content Protection, Warner Bros.
    Panico, who currently serves as director of information security - content protection, at Warner Bros, has over 15 years of information security experience. A former FBI supervisory special agent, Panico is credited with breaking up an international ring of botnet operators who used denial-of-service attacks to cause millions of dollars of damage. After that success, he was summoned to FBI Headquarters to lead a "fly team" of cyber investigators that responded to the most serious cyber intrusions facing the nation. This included two deployments to the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2006. After leaving the FBI in 2006, Panico joined Microsoft to serve as incident response lead for Microsoft's global data center infrastructure services and online web properties. Eventually, he was given responsibility for the entire CERT function for online services. Panico has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, specializing in data breach investigations and digital forensics.
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  • David Matthews
    General Counsel, National Restaurant Association
    Matthews is general counsel of the National Restaurant Association. He brings a unique background of business development, technology and operations to the position of general counsel. Prior to this position, he served as executive vice president of innovation at the association and was responsible for business development, marketing, partner products, membership and international development. He began his tenure at the National Restaurant Association as the senior vice president of technology and operations and the Chief Information Officer. Matthews has more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry.
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  • Alan Phillips
    Senior Corporate Engineer
    Responsible for the safeguard encryption, mobile management and security products, Phillips serves as the Americas lead corporate engineer at Sophos. With more than 18 years of experience in IT security, he has been instrumental in the planning, implementation, support, and success of broad corporate security and IT initiatives with both enterprise and SMB organizations. Over the past eight years, Phillips has focused on the ever-evolving data protection and encryption space, helping businesses of all sizes protect their critical data and exceed compliance regulations globally. He has guided the Sophos North American sales team by providing customers with guidance on protecting their data. He is recognized as a leader in the data protection and compliance space.
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  • Chris Richter
    SVP, Managed Security Services, Level 3 Communications
    As Level 3's senior vice president of managed security services, Richter is responsible for the company's global managed and professional security services line of business. With 30 years of experience in IT, Richter has held a number of leadership positions in managed security, IT consulting, and sales with several technology product and services organizations. He served most recently as vice president, managed security services, at CenturyLink. For more than a decade, Richter has assisted numerous IT organizations in adapting their premises-based infrastructure risk management programs and security controls to outsourced, virtualized, and shared-infrastructure services. He has acted as both a board member and technical advisor for technology firms, and writes and speaks regularly about cybersecurity, risk management, and IT outsourcing. Richter is also member of the ISSA and ISACA, and holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications.
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  • Gray Taylor
    Executive Director, Conexxus
    Taylor grew up in the convenience store industry. In the family business of 87 stores, Gray gained experience in all phases of convenience store and chain retail operations. Taylor has been involved on a variety of projects, including heading global product management for three of the world's largest retail petroleum equipment and systems suppliers and Vice President of Research & Technology for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). He managed product portfolios that included payment platforms for EMV migration markets from Malaysia to Canada, as well as mobile/RFID payments initiatives. Gray also established NACS' card payments program and currently serves over 1,500 stores, doing 100m transactions annually. Taylor is currently consulting with NACS (www.nacsonline.com) on card payment policy and serves as Executive Director for Conexxus (www.conexxus.org), a Washington-based non-profit focused on interoperability, card payment policy and data security issues.
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  • Spencer Pryor
    Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
    As a former assistant U.S. attorney and counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Pryor has unique experience handling a myriad of legal matters. He was a member of Georgia's Judicial Nominating Committee under Governor Perdue and currently serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Georgia School of Law. Pryor's practice focuses on: corporate compliance; health care litigation; defending and investigating the following types of matters: False Claims Act; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA); cyber intrusion and data breach; state AG investigations related to consumer protection issues including, but not limited to, deceptive and unfair trade practices; and conducting internal corporate investigations.
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  • Randy Chartash
    Chief, Economic Crime Section, United States Attorney's Office
    <p> RANDY S. CHARTASH has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia since mid-1991. He is the Chief of the Economic Crime Unit. He has conducted all phases of criminal prosecutions with special emphasis on white-collar crimes. AUSA Chartash received his JD from the University of Miami School of Law and was a federal clerk in the Southern District of Florida to Judge W.O. Mehrtens and Judge C. Clyde Atkins. AUSA Chartash graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.</p>
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  • Michael Redman
    Chief of the Policy and Accreditation Branch for the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)
    <p>Redman is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in his field by the Cyber Security & Information Assurance Center (CSIAC). Redman currently serves as Chief of the Policy and Accreditation Branch for the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and is the Sr. Information Assurance Manager (IAM) for the United States Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT). He is the Chief Information Assurance (IA) policy architect and advisor to the 3 star STRATCOM commanding General, responsible for the development of policies and procedures related to cyber assurance and data protection mechanisms. Redman plans, organizes and executes risk management and Department of Defense accreditation validation activities, determining security vulnerabilities utilizing a variety of classic and modern exploit tools and techniques.</p>
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  • Andrew Case
    Core Developer, Volatility Foundation
    Case is a senior incident response handler and malware analyst. He has conducted numerous large-scale investigations that span enterprises and industries. Case's previous experience includes penetration tests, source code audits, and binary analysis. Case is the co-developer of Registry Decoder, a National Institute of Justice funded forensics application, as well as a developer on the Volatility memory analysis framework. He is a co-author of the highly popular and technical forensics analysis book "The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory". He has delivered trainings in the fields of digital forensics and incident response to a number of private and public organizations as well as at industry conferences. Case's primary research focus is physical memory analysis, and he has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the field.
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  • Tim Barnett
    CTO, Bluefin Payment Systems
    <p>Tim serves as CTO of Bluefin Payments Systems, the first North-American based company to receive PCI validation for a Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution in March 2014. Tim brings over 24 years of information technology and operational experience in the financial service industry to Bluefin where manages all aspects of IT and technology patents for the company. Prior to joining Bluefin, Tim served as CTO of Acculynk, CIO of Pay By Touch Payment Solutions, and CIO/CTO of NOVA Information Systems. Tim spent 10 years with the National Security Agency as a Certified Cryptologic Engineer and while at Bluefin, has received multiple patent awards. Tim graduated with his Masters in CIS from Boston University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Vanderbilt University.</p>
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  • John Halamka
    CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Halamka is Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also has had roles as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee and a practicing Emergency Physician. As Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Halamka is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients. As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Eastern Massachusetts. As co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he facilitates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide. As co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee, he engages the stakeholders of the Commonwealth to guide the development of a statewide health information exchange.
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  • Ken Stasiak
    CEO, SecureState
    Stasiak currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security. For the past 18 years, he has consulted with hundreds of companies on risk management in highly visible and regulated industries such as financial services, retail, high-tech and the energy sector. Stasiak focuses on risk management from a security perspective, while aligning to the business goals and growth strategies. He earned his EMBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Stasiak holds a B.S. in Accounting and an associate's degree in computer programming from the University of Akron. Ken holds various industry certifications, including CISSP, CISA, CGEIT and CISM, and has been featured on Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, PBS, and Fox News for his expertise on information security.
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  • Jessica Corley
    Partner, Chair of the Securities Litigation Group, Alston & Bird LLP
    Corley is chair of the Securities Litigation Group, where she concentrates her practice on securities and complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A litigation. She also counsels companies and their directors and officers on regulatory investigations, disclosure issues, fiduciary duties in the deal context, and director and officer insurance coverage. Corley has written and spoken on a variety of commercial litigation topics, particularly in the areas of securities and M&A litigation.
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  • Dominique Shelton
    Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
    Shelton is a litigation partner in Alston & Bird's Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with particular attention to privacy litigation, intellectual property, unfair competition and antitrust matters. She also provides strategic digital marketing and privacy compliance counseling on cutting edge issues, such as mobile apps, the Video Privacy Protection Act, Big Data and behavioral advertising. In 2012, she was named Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association. In 2014, Shelton was named one of the Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In 2014, The Recorder named her as a Leader in Technology Law. She has litigated matters involving state and federal laws, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, California False Advertising Law and California Unfair Competition Law. She has negotiated with the California AG and FTC.
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  • Brad Wilson
    Manager, Forensic Technology Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    WIlson has eight years of experience in the fields of digital forensics and eDiscovery investigations for complex civil and criminal matters, technical assessments, cybercrime and data breach investigations. He has extensive experience as the technical lead on these domestic and global investigative matters. During his time with PwC, WIlson has been the primary technical lead in performing forensic investigations in preserving and analysing a diverse set of IT systems and devices, and generating report documentation of findings. He led in a consultant capacity to analyze, research, and design electronic inventory and collection procedures with current data storage systems. He also has experience in conducting investigations with link analysis visualization tools, and analyzing large data sets with innovative technologies.
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  • Leslie Sistla
    Dir. of Technology Strategy - Worldwide Health Industry, Microsoft
    Sistla brings over 20 years of industry experience to her role as the Director of Technology Strategy and Health-CISO for Worldwide Health at Microsoft Corp. She has two key responsibilities. First, helping health customer and partners worldwide address privacy, security (including cyber security) and regulatory compliance requirements on the Microsoft platform. The second is representing Microsoft at interoperability standards development organizations like HL7 and IHE. Both responsibilities are focused to help drive innovation in health by translating market needs to influencing product road maps and platform enablers. Sistla is responsible for guiding the evolution of a growing ecosystem of enterprise solutions spanning a wide range of integrated health management systems, cloud, mobile, IoT, and service lifecycle management/delivery in collaboration with customers, partners, industry organizations, and Microsoft product groups. Prior to joining Microsoft Corp in 2000, she held various technology roles with large ISVs, including Oracle Corp and McKesson (HBOC).
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  • Stephen Grimes
    Chief Technology Officer of ABM Healthcare Support Services
    Grimes is Chief Technology Officer of ABM Healthcare Support Services. Grimes has more than 30 years of experience with hospitals, shared service organizations and healthcare consulting firms. He is a nationally recognized authority on topics ranging from future challenges facing clinical engineering and healthcare technology integration to medical device security and risk management. Grimes is an author and frequent speaker at national and international venues. He is a Fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) where he currently chairs their Medical Device and Patient Safety Task Force. He was also named a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) where he is a past President. In February 2011, he received the joint industry ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering & Information Technology Synergies Award. In April 2015 he received ACCE's highest honor, their Lifetime Achievement Award.
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  • Ann Patterson
    SVP & Program Director, Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)
    Patterson oversees member programming, including committees, working groups, deliverables, member engagement and meetings, and manages member recruitment, retention and marketing. Prior to MIFA, Ann was VP of Member Relations and Communications at BITS/Financial Services Roundtable, focused on delivering value through member programs and executing the communications and press relations program. She also managed the Product Certification Program, a software testing program that allowed companies to certify against security criteria. Previously, she worked in communications for Ernst & Young Technologies, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Department of Defense.
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  • David Szabo
    Partner & Chair - Healthcare Practice Group, Locke Lord LLP
    Szabo is a Partner in the Corporate and Transactional Department, and a member of the Healthcare and Privacy Groups. He represents hospitals, integrated delivery systems, home care companies, and other healthcare service providers. He also represents healthcare information technology companies and life sciences companies. Szabo has extensive experience in healthcare licensing and regulation, reimbursement, fraud and abuse compliance matters, and the structuring of joint ventures. He regularly advises clients on Stark Law and Anti-Kickback compliance matters. His practice also includes the privacy and information security law applicable to healthcare providers, health plans, technology vendors, and other organizations. He advises non-profit organizations on general corporate matters, tax, and governance issues.
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  • Sam Kassoumeh
    COO and Co-Founder, SecurityScorecard
    Kassoumeh is the COO and co-founder of SecurityScorecard. With 10 years of exerience leading security teams, he formerly was head of security and compliance at Gilt and led global security at Federal-Mogul.
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  • Janet Carruthers
    Fraud and Risk Analysis Officer, US Banking Regulator
    Carruthers is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who got her start in fraud by tracing illicit funds as a Captain in the Army. She has a diverse background working in public and corporate accounting, training and the law enforcement/intelligence community. Before coming to NCUA, Janet worked at the FBI and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). She is a regular speaker for non-profit and civic groups on elder financial fraud as well as fraud prevention techniques.
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  • Sameer Ratolikar
    CISO, HDFC Bank
    In his current role of Chief Information Security Officer & Senior Vice President at HDFC Bank, Ratolikar heads the Information Security Group and provides leadership to the development and implementation of Information Security program across the Bank. Prior he served as CISO with Axis Bank, where he was responsible for developing and implementing robust information strategies in line with business IT initiatives in a time-bound manner. Additionally, he ensured domestic and foreign information security, compliance, and gathered threat intelligence. Previously, Ratolikar served with Bank of India for six years. There, he facilitated information security governance through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program. He led Bank of India in achieving ISO 27001, Business Continuity and PCI-DSS certifications, implemented access control, data leakage prevention, identity and access management, two-factor authentication, encryption, IT GRC solutions, and established and SOC for SIEM. Prior to Bank of India, Ratolikar served as principal systems analyst of security and networking with National Informatics Centre, part of the India Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology.
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  • Scott Swantner
    Director of Global Security - Western Union Digital Ventures, Western Union
    Swantner coordinates the San Francisco Field Office Electronic Crimes Task Force and has been assigned to the San Francisco Field Office's Electronic Crimes Squad, Bay Area Identity Theft Strike Force and the Counterfeit Currency Squad of the U.S. Secret Service for the past seven years. Special Agent Swantner has conducted numerous investigations to include data breaches related to fraud, identity theft, access device fraud, check fraud, wire fraud and counterfeit currency. The Electronic Crimes Task Force is a 1000 member strong partnership between government, private industry and academia to combat electronic crime and help secure our nations critical infrastructure. Special Agent Swantner is also a certified computer and mobile device forensic examiner trained by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Special Agent Swantner is also trained to conduct audits and technical assessments of networked critical infrastructure and utilities to support Secret Service protective visits, events and venues through its Critical System Protection Program. Prior to joining the Secret Service, Special Agent Swantner was a U.S. Marine Officer for eight years.
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  • Auston Davis
    CISO, Stanford Children's Health
    Davis is an award-winning leader and information security professional commanding more than 18 years of information security, technology and investigations experience. Prior to joining Stanford Children's Health, he provided information security leadership and expertise to multiple communities including: private, government and Fortune 500 organizations. Davis has received numerous awards and acknowledgement for his ability to improve organizational efficiency, maximize processes, and identify and resolve complex issues. He is a trusted cyber-security expert who maintains a keen awareness of prevailing and emerging threats and mitigation strategies. Davis recently retired after a distinguished twenty-two year career with the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves. He served as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, specializing in Counter-Intelligence and Cyber- Crime Investigations.
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  • Richard Bortnick
    Cyber Liability and Insurance Attorney, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP
    Bortnick litigates and counsels clients on cyber and technology risks, exposures and best practices; directors' and officers' liability; professional liability; insurance coverage; and commercial litigation matters. He also drafts professional liability insurance policies of varying types, including cyber, privacy and technology forms, and is Publisher of the cyber industry blog, Cyberinquirer.com. He serves as a member of the Executive Corporate Board of The Franklin Institute science museum and is Co-Chair of the Computer & Technology Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. Bortnick is a regular contributor and columnist for Advisen and was named by Advisen as their Cyber Risk Network 2015 Person of the Year.
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  • David Debenham
    Partner, McMillan, LLP
    Debenham has Masters Degrees in Science, Business Administration, and (two) in Law. He has 25 years experience as a trial lawyer and appellate advocate and is also a C.P.A. who teaches in the University of Toronto's forensic accounting program. Debenham is presently Chair of his firm's Supreme Court of Canada Group. He is the author of "the Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator" (4th ed, 2015).
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  • Scott Weber
    Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg
    Weber is Managing Director at Stroz Friedberg which is a global leader in cyber security, investigations, intelligence and risk management. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the firm's technology and advisory services involving the application of advanced psycholinguistic algorithms to big data. He has appeared in, and written for, several media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC, and CNBC.
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  • Aleksandr Yampolskiy
    CEO/Founder, Security Scorecard
    Dr. Yampolskiy is a recognized expert in the security field. He is a CEO and Founder of SecurityScorecard, the leading security risk benchmarking service. Before founding Security Scorecard, he was the CTO of BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast, the former Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe, and has held lead technologist and security roles at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft. Yampolskiy is a published author and active speaker in the security and software development communities. His experience in security was the impetus for the founding and driving vision of SecurityScorecard.
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  • Ryan Witt
    Managing Director, Healthcare Industry Practice, Proofpoint
    Ryan Witt currently serves as Proofpoint's Managing Director, Healthcare Industry Practice and responsible for the strategy and solutions for the company's healthcare business. He is also the Chair of Proofpoint's Healthcare Advisory Board and is currently serving a two year term on the HIMSS Cybersecurity, Privacy & Security Committee. Based in Silicon Valley, Witt works closely with healthcare industry leaders to demonstrate the value of data security as a core component of patient safety and as a key enabler for enhancing access to high quality patient care, reducing the cost of care and ultimately improving patient outcomes. Prior to Proofpoint, he held Healthcare Leadership positions at Fortinet and Juniper Networks and was the Chair of both companies' Healthcare Advisory Boards.
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  • Robert McMenomy
    Complex Financial Crimes Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI
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  • Venkatesh Subramaniam
    Global CISO & Privacy Head, Olam International, Singapore
    <p>Subramaniam is the global CISO of Olam International where he is responsible for all aspects of the security program. He has more than 27 years of experience in information security and management, and has worked in critical sectors including finance and telecom, and in Fortune 50 companies globally. He is also the global head of privacy and is responsible for ICS/OT Security for over 80 factories globally.</p>
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  • Rudra Murthy
    CISO, Digital India, Ministry of Home Affairs
    Murthy is an IT and security evangelist with diversified leadership experience in strategizing, architecting and executing IT and information security services. Currently he is CISO for Ministry of Home Affairs under Digital India program. Formerly, he has held positions like CISO for India's prestigious program UIDAI, senior principal consultant, program manager and advisor for very large scale programs across the globe. He has proven leadership skills in management of large teams, complex programs, and customer portfolio across government, telecom, IT and BSFI industry segments.
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  • Jim Penrose
    EVP of Cyber Intelligence, Darktrace
    Penrose joined Darktrace in August 2014 as the EVP for Cyber Intelligence. His previous roles include 17 years of meritorious service at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he achieved the rank of Defense Intelligence Senior Level. Penrose is renowned for his innovative approach to cyber operations and has been called upon to solve the most complex challenges faced by the United States Intelligence Community. Most recently he founded the NSA Operational Discovery Center from concept to full operations in 18 months. Penrose was the first mission manager in the NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center and has been at the forefront of cyber operations planning and execution throughout his career at NSA. After working as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst for 3 years, he was tapped to be the Technical Director for the Computer Network Operations Division of the Office of Information Operations. In addition, Penrose has also served as the Signals Intelligence Directorate, Technical Director for Counterterrorism.
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  • Pavan Duggal
    Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Cyber Law Practitioner
    <p>Duggal has been acknowledged as one of the top four Cyber Lawyers in the world. While a practicing advocate, Supreme Court of India, he has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an expert and authority on cyberlaw, E-Commerce law and cyber security law. An internationally renowned expert and authority on cyberlaw, Duggal has also the credit of having done pioneering work in the field of mobile law, convergence law and dark net law. He is the president of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia's pioneering organization committed to the passing of dynamic cyberlaws in the Asian continent. He is also a member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Panel of Neutrals. Duggal has been the member of the Public Interest Registry's. Org Advisory Council. He is a member of ICT Policy and Governance Working Group of the UNICT Taskforce. He is thelLegal and policy consultant to Internet Mark 2 Project, which is examining the next level of Internet. He has been associated with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on Cyberlaw and Electronic Governance legal issues. He is an advisor of Indian Infosec Consortium. Duggal is a member of advisory committee on E-Governance in Karnataka constituted by the government of Karnataka. Duggal is a member of Information Forensic Working Group on e-Information Systems, Security and Audit Association.</p>
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  • Ben Knieff
    Senior Analyst, Aite Group
    <p>Ben Knieff is a senior analyst with Aite Group's Retail Banking & Payments team, specializing in fraud detection, identity verification and authentication, anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act compliance, and investigations management. Knieff brings to Aite Group over 15 years of product management and product marketing experience in Know Your Customer/due-diligence management, transaction monitoring, sanctions/OFAC compliance, account-origination fraud, online fraud, ATM fraud, and identity theft. </p> <p>Prior to joining Aite Group, Knieff worked with major financial services firms such as FIS and Actimize. He has consulted with financial institutions across the globe, helping to merge technology with business objectives to improve financial crime management programs' efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability. He also founded an independent consulting firm focused on helping community banks and credit unions to better manage financial crime and compliance. </p> <p>Knieff has presented on fraud and AML at industry conferences the world over, and he is frequently quoted in mass-media and industry publications such as American Banker, Bank Info Security, The Times of London, Forbes, The New York Times, and Wall Street & Technology.</p>
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  • Greg Coticchia
    Chairman of the Board, Digital Risk Management Institute
    Coticchia, MBA, PC, is an award-winning technology executive with over twenty-five years experience in high tech products and services. He currently serves the University of Pittsburgh as both its Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Student Startup Accelerator, 'The Blast Furnace', and as an Executive in Residence (EIR) for software and information technology. Mr. Coticchia has led or been a major contributor in two of the largest and most successful software companies in the world, LEGENT (now CA) and AXENT (now Symantec). Greg has been in fourteen start-ups and founded four, and has held executive positions for better than two-thirds of his career, participating in various size organizations, from '$0M to over $1B' in revenue. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in Industrial Engineering, where he also received his MBA, he currently teaches several courses including B2B marketing at the University Of Pittsburgh Katz School Of Business. He holds certificates in Entrepreneurial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and Professional Coaching from Duquesne University. Coticchia was named as a finalist three times for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and for the Tech 50 CEO of the Year. He was also named a 2006 Distinguished Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (Katz).
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  • Lovell Hodge, Ph.D.
    VP North American Fraud Analytics, TD Bank
    Hodge currently heads the North American Fraud Analytics team for TD Bank Group. He holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in computer science as well as a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Waterloo. A former lecturer at the University of Waterloo, his areas of research included Artificial Neural Networks, Intelligent Agents and Data Mining. Hodge has authored several papers in Journals such as IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. He has over 20 years experience in information technology and has developed large scale database systems for the insurance and financial industries.
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  • Jerry Jeschke
    SVP, Advanced Fraud Analytics, TD Bank
    Jeschke is a business executive, technologist and confessed data fanatic. Serving as SVP, and Head of Analytic Business Solutions at TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, heleads TD's Enterprise Fraud Platform initiative to detect and prevent fraud. Jeschkedrives innovation by focusing on what the data tells us, then applying appropriate technology using agile techniques.
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  • Ruchir Kumar
    Manager, Cyber Security Advisory Services, KPMG LLP
    Kumar is a member of the Cyber Security Practice at our Advisory Services and has over 17 years of advisory experience in North America and India. In this role he provides subject matter expertise to clients in IT security risk management, information assurance and data privacy. He has led several complex global consulting engagements. 
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  • Dr. Siva Sivasubramanian
    Global CISO, Bharti Airtel Ltd
    Sivasubramanian is an IT professional of senior management experience gained by working for organizations around the world. He is currently the global head of security for Bharti Airtel. Siva is a transformation champion, and in his earlier stint at SingTel Optus as CISO, he successfully transformed a back office security function into a strategic business enabler and a channel for enhancing customer experience. As a keen researcher on innovation, he enjoys driving innovation in the domains he works through mind set changes and building of new knowledge.
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  • Eward Driehuis
    Product Director - DetACT, Fox-IT
    An IT veteran of 20 years with a background in design, Driehuis heads Fox-IT's intelligence and web session analytics products to combat criminal attacks. He has a passion for bringing innovative security solutions to market, and has been engaged in many large security projects in financials, governments and large enterprises. Driehuis has worked in Europe, the USA, Gulf and Asia. His previous roles include CTO and business director in software and IT.
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  • Etay Maor
    Chief Security Officer at IntSights
    Maor is Chief Security Officer at IntSights. As CSO, Etay leads the security advisory practice at IntSights where he works with CISOs and other senior cybersecurity executives to develop risk management-based cybersecurity programs. Etay has extensive experience in cybersecurity having worked at IBM, Trusteer, and RSA. Etay holds a BA in Computer Science and a MA in Counter Terrorism and Cyber Terrorism and is currently a professor at Boston College.
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  • Cheryl O'Neill
    Director of Product Marketing for Data Security Products, Imperva
    O'Neill is the Product Marketing Director for Imperva, Inc., the leading provider of data security solutions. She is a 15-year information security and compliance technologist, working with the largest financial services, life science and Fortune 500 companies to safely secure their most sensitive and regulated data. In her current role, O'Neill manages the Imperva SecureSphere data security solutions.
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  • Chris Calderon
    Supervisory Special Agent (SSA), U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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  • Dr. N. Rajendran
    CTO, National Payments Council of India
    Having over 22 years of technology experience, mostly into payment system, Rajendran has managed key portfolios mainly into- designing, implementing and operations at some of the biggest financial networks in the country- Indian Financial Network(INFINET), NFS and NPCINET, which include ATMs, POS, payment gateway, payment switch, network security, network & system administration, infrastructure development, information security management, and consulting experience with large banks. Rajendran is the Chief Technology Officer in NPCI. In this role, he is responsible for the entire technology payments systems- including payment application's operations, projects, infrastructure architecture, data centre management, it security and implementing key strategic initiatives. Rajendran has been responsible for perfecting NPCI's system, processes and controls that essentially require quality standardization to support the goal of the company that is- 'Touching every Indian by 2020.'
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  • Uday Deshpande
    Group CISO, L&T Group of Companies
    Deshpande is a dynamic leader with more than 20 years of experience leading global information security programs, enterprise risk management and compliance projects. He is adept at information security strategy, has designed and implemented security architecture and secured information assets through innovative use of technology. He is successful at building cohesive teams, communicating at all levels, and working with acute & aggressive timelines. He is an astute business manager with a keen understanding of tomorrow's cyber security threats and possesses the skills to align them with organization's strategic business goals. Deshpande constantly aims to improve enterprise security posture in challenging, cost-centric and multifaceted environments.
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  • Andy Chandler
    Consultant, Panaseer
    Currently serving as senior vice president of Panaseer, a cybersecurity risk automation company, Andy Chandler has spent the past five years building DetACT/Fox-IT, a Netherlands-based Web & Mobile Analytics business, which provides real-time visibility of all Mobile & Webs events. Prior to his work at DetACT, he led the team and was key in the creation of the threat intelligence proposition called InTELL, today with a global foot print including 7 of the top 10 US Banks. Currently, Chandler and the Fox-IT team are considered subject matter experts when it comes to criminals using the web to commit significant six and seven figure fraud.
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  • Dr. Gulshan Rai
    Former National Cybersecurity Coordinator-PMO, GoI
    <p>Dr. Rai has over 25 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include Cyber Security, e-Governance, Legal Framework and the Information Technology Act for e-commerce, and several related fields. At present, Dr. Rai is the National CyberSecurity Coordinator, Government of India. Prior to this he was Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and Group Coordinator of E-Security and Cyber Law Division in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. He has also been an Executive Director, ERNET India for over 7 years and was instrumental in setting up of the first large scale education and research network in close collaboration with the leading educational and research institutions in the country.</p>
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  • Brijesh Singh
    Additional Director General of Police, Govt. Of Maharashtra
    <p>Singh is inspector general of police-training, Govt. of Maharashtra. Previously, he was CISO in Maharashtra. He is the former IG of the Criminal Investigation Department. He is also designated inspector general of police - Women Atrocity Prevention and Cybercrime, a special authority created by the Maharashtra government to tackle cyberthreats.</p>
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  • Ruud Grotens
    Principal Consultant, Financial Crime Risk Management, Fiserv
    Grotens is a principal consultant and subject matter expert in financial crime. For more than 20 years, he has worked across a range of industry sectors including financial services and telecommunications, gaining both broad and deep expertise in anti-money laundering and fraud prevention solutions. He advises Fiserv clients to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of financial crime risk management operations. Previously, Grotens held product management roles at Compuware Corporation and worked for Atos Origin in a variety of development and consultancy positions.
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  • Jeremy King
    International Director, PCI Security Standards Council
    Mr. King leads the Council's efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI Standards globally. In this role, Mr. King works closely with the Council's General Manager and representatives of its policy-setting executive committee from American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa, Inc. His chief responsibilities include gathering feedback from the merchant and vendor community, coordinating research and analysis of PCI SSC-managed standards through all international markets, and driving education efforts and Council membership recruitment through active involvement in local and regional events, industry conferences and meetings with key stakeholders. He also serves as a resource for Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISAs), PCI Forensic Investigators (PFIs), and related staff in supporting regional training, certification, and testing programs.
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  • Chuck Easttom
    Computer Security Expert
    Easttom is an internationally acclaimed computer security expert. He has been in the IT industry for over 20 years and training for over 15. He holds over 37 industry certifications including: CISSP, ISSAP, CEH, MCT, CCFP, and others. He has published 19 books, many of which are computer security textbooks used at universities around the world. His books are cited in scores of research papers, and in multiple Ph.D. dissertations. He also holds 6 patents. He conducts training in security for law enforcement, federal agencies, and friendly foreign governments. Easttom has been a speaker at the Harvard Computer Society, Columba University ACM Chapter, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, Takedown con, Hacker Halted, ISC2 congress, and other locations.
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  • Camelia Lopez
    Assistant US Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas
    Camelia Lopez currently serves as Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas. A veteran US Attorney, Lopez has litigated many of the largest fraud cases in Texas.
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  • Richard T. Jacobs
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI NY
    Jacobs is the Assistant Special Agent in-Charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI's New York Office. The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cyber crime and technology-based fraud schemes.Following graduation from the FBI Academy in 1999, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters. From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals. In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and Galleon Group insider trading investigations. He was named Assistant Special Agent in-Charge in October 2014. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a Risk Manager on Wall Street.
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  • Vivek Chudgar
    Senior Director, Mandiant Consulting, FireEye
    <p> Vivek Chudgar is a Senior Director for Mandiant's APAC consulting practice. He has over 18 years of hands-on experience across various cybersecurity and technology disciplines. Chudgar's primary responsibilities include leading and delivering incident response and proactive security engagements, practice leadership and business development. </p>
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  • Naveen Gurusiddaiah
    Head - Technical Services, Micro Focus, India
    Gurusiddaiah is a PhD holder and a qualified MBA with almost 16 years of working experience in different domains like information technology, finance, sales and marketing. In his previous engagements at Borland and Micro Focus, he was involved in the pre-sales, post-sales and technical services, which comprised of consulting & close collaboration with customers during the evaluation phase or piloting of a project for conducting the proof of concept study. Continuing the role and responsibilities at Compuware, he was also into mobilizing and training partner's technical teams to address customer's needs and requirements. He is engaged in conducting seminars at various forums and has been actively involved in the corporate market development of the India region for solutions and technologies of Micro Focus. Gurusiddaiah currently heads technical services at Micro Focus, India for all the product portfolios of CDMS, Borland, Novell, Attachmate, Suse and Net IQ.
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  • Ashutosh Jain
    CISO, Axis Bank
    <p>Ashutosh Jain currently serves as CISO with Axis Bank. He provides strategic direction and delivers cyber security, information risk and security governance at Axis Bank, including eight international branches. His earlier career has spanned across: Barclays Bank, where he headed multiple roles for technology risk, information risk for India and emerging markets, a cluster of 14 countries across Asia and Africa; Nomura India, where he headed the technology governance, global IT security operations, global IT security engineering and Asia technology risk teams for the global investment bank, based out of India; AXA Business Services, where he managed enterprise risk as CISO; Bank of America, where he established the technology audit function for South Asia, and was responsible for bank audits in the South Asia and Far East Region; PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for operations and systems risk management services for various engagements in business process controls, application reviews and IS security.</p>
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  • Biju Tilak
    Mobile Security Strategist, IBM Security
    Tilak is a part IBM security India: managing enterprise mobility management, Collaborating with business partners and customers to plan, design & implement rapid "time-to-value", end to end unified device management & security offerings. He has has been part of leading mobile security companies across the region during his 15 years with expertise in mobile OS / cellular data networks and mobile security and this helps in designing solutions at a granular level understanding the strengths of each of these vertical. He has won the Global CEO award FY15 and Megastar award in designing complex solution around mobile security in his previous stints. His focus is to build sustainable business on industry leading solution offerings to address an ever expanding range of endpoint management & security challenges including some unique innovations addressing compliance in regulated industries.
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  • Shivangi Nadkarni
    Co-Founder & CEO, Arrka Consulting
    Nadkarni has over 20 years of experience in the domains of information risk & privacy, e-commerce & networks. She has handled multiple roles over the years at Sify and Wipro - which include heading the global application security & identity management practice at Wipro, setting up India's first licensed certifying authority for digital signatures in collaboration with Verisign at Sify, launched and managed the first enterprise IP network services in India at Sify, etc. She set up Arrka Consulting - her own venture - a few years ago. Arrka provides consulting, advisory and training services in the information risk & privacy domain, Nadkarni has recently authored the first book on Data Privacy in India for DSCI, as part of their new privacy certification program - DCPP.
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  • Mark Hickman
    COO, WinMagic
    As Chief Operating Officer at WinMagic, Hickman is responsible for direct and channel sales, marketing, professional services, and global business development. Joining WinMagic in 2010, he brings over 18 years of software sales experience. Hickman holds a BA majoring in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
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  • Troy Leach
    Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council
    Troy Leach currently serves as CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council. In this capacity, he partners with council representatives, participating organizations and industry leaders to develop comprehensive standards and strategies to secure payment card data and the supporting infrastructure. Leach is also congressional subject matter expert on payment security and the current chairman of the council's standards committee.
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  • Billy Austin
    VP of Security, LogicNow
    Austin is a veteran in the information security industry with more than 20 years experience in threat management and data protection. He joined LogicNow after the cyber security firm he co-founded was acquired in 2016. Austin now oversees that technology as part of the complete LogicNow platform.
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  • Ken Meiser
    VP, Identity Solutions, ID Analytics
    Meiser has 20 years experience in designing and implementing risk mitigation, compliance and authentication services and products at Cortera, LexisNexis, ChoicePoint and the National Council on Compensation Insurance. Meiser oversaw the implementation of Identity and Age verification for several Fortune 500 consumer products and financial services firms and architected specialty applications to support federal agencies. He has provided expert testimony to state and federal regulators on the best practices in identity risk and the use of public records and private consumer data. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and served eight years in the U.S. Air Force.
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  • JP Blaho
    Market Insights Leader, Arbor Networks
    Blaho currently leads the Market Insights group for Arbor Networks, and is a seasoned Product and Solutions professional with more than 15 years in the product and services marketing ares in IT. With eight years focused specifically on network security solutions, Blaho has developed a focus on understanding the buyer journey for Enterprises and identify the unique personas who engage in making complex IT security assessment and purchase decisions. He has worked for leading security and services organizations such as Sungard Availability Services, Blue Coat Systems, Teradyne, and IBM Security.
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  • Roy Katmor
    CEO, enSilo
    Katmor is a 10-year seasoned product manager and security market strategist, combining strong technical knowledge with proven sales and marketing skills. Prior to enSilo, he led Akamai's security strategy. Before that, Katmor managed Imperva's data security products and architecture management. Additionally, he held various product management and R&D leading roles at several international public and privately-held companies.
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  • Mike Daugherty
    President and CEO, LabMD
    Daugherty is founder, president and CEO of LabMD, a cancer-detection laboratory based in Atlanta. He also is author of the book "The Devil Inside the Beltway," and is a senior writer for CyberDefense Magazine. Daugherty has testified before the House of Representatives' Oversight Committee and regularly keynotes in front of healthcare, law, business and technology audiences, providing education about what to expect when the federal government investigates businesses. He regularly blogs at MichaelJDaugherty.com and sits on the board of Snoopwall, a privacy company based in Nashua, N.H.
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  • Dr. Christopher Pierson
    Founder & CEO, BLACKCLOAK
    Dr. Chris Pierson is the Founder & CEO of BlackCloak - a concierge cybersecurity protection suite for high-net-worth individuals and top C-Suite executives. BlackCloak protects its customers from financial loss, cybercrime, hacking, reputational damage, privacy exposure, and identity theft. Dr. Pierson serves on the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee, DHS Cybersecurity Subcommittee, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Chris has been on the front lines of cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime and has over 20 years - with DHS, President of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Arizona Infragard, and in various other roles as a Chief Information Security Officer for financial companies. Chris was a founding executive of Viewpost, a FinTech payments company, serving as their CISO and General Counsel and was also the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) U.S. operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established its CyberSecurity Practice representing companies who were hacked and fell victim to data breaches. Chris is a globally recognized keynote speaker & cybersecurity thought leader, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media on cybersecurity & privacy.
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  • Randy Vanderhoof
    Director, US Payments Forum
    Since 2002, Randy Vanderhoof has been serving as the full time Executive Director of the Smart Card Alliance, a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. In March 2017, the organization changed its name to the Secure Technology Alliance and expanded its mission to supporting the adoption of secure solutions including smart cards, embedded chip technology, etc.. Vanderhoof's prior experience includes helping launch the EMV Migration Forum (later re-branded as the US Payments Forum), a separate but related cross-industry body focused on supporting an alignment of the EMV implementation steps required for global and regional payment networks, issuers, processors, merchants, and consumers to ensure a successful move from magnetic stripe technology to more secure EMV contact and contactless technology in the United States. He currently also serves as the Director of the U.S. Payments Forum.
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  • Jon Jeswald
    VP - Payment Strategy Executive, Federal Reserve Bank
    Jeswald is the Vice President for the Federal Reserve's Payments Improvement Initiatives. He supports activities relating to the Federal Reserve's Faster Payments strategy including key work efforts associated with the task force. Jon also works closely with the Secure Payments team on integrating work efforts across both Faster and Secure Task Forces. Jeswald's 25-year career at the Federal Reserve began in financial services where he held leadership roles in both local check operations as well as at the system level, leading the implementation of the Federal Reserve's multi-year strategic initiative to restructure its 45 check operations and implementing the Check21 system. For the past 6 years, he has worked in the Federal Reserve's National Information Technology Division with responsibilities for IT Strategies and Standards. Jeswald holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business and Science Degree from John Carroll University.
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  • Jane Yao
    SVP - Benchmarking & Survey Research, Office of the Chief Economist, American Bankers Association
    Yao manages American Bankers Association's peer benchmarking programs. She oversees the Association's survey projects and banker working groups on a wide range of topics, including deposit account fraud trend and prevention, compensation practices, and back office operations. The surveys conducted by her department are designed to help banks improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. In 2003, she helped establish ABA's Operational Risk Data Sharing Consortium (the ABA Consortium), which collects operational risk data by business line and event type. Today, members use the ABA Consortium data and benchmarking reports in risk management, stress testing and capital planning. Yao has more than 25 years of research experience. She has presented various survey results at industry events. Y hoaolds a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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  • Robert Schwentker
    Co-founder and President, Blockchain University
    Schwentker is a technology executive, evangelist & educator with a passion for working with developers, entrepreneurs, innovators & startup communities to build prototypes & products. He has extensive developer relations, programming & systems experience at financial service organizations like PayPal, American Express & Citigroup. Robert recently founded Blockchain University to educate & inspire the first wave of distributed ledger technologists to create ground breaking innovations. Over the last year, Blockchain University has educated 350 entrepreneurs and inspired 60 projects in Silicon Valley, Tokyo & four cities in India.
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  • Mark Mao
    Partner, Trautman Sanders, LLP
    Mao is a partner in the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy and Business Litigation practices of Troutman Sanders. He is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), for their ISO-approved programs, as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US). Mao's practice focuses primarily on emerging-technology companies, with a particular interest in their intellectual property and privacy ("cyber") law needs. He has substantial experience advising and litigating on behalf of companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer and enterprise software, database applications, e-commerce, data brokers, advertisers, social networking, mobile applications, and payment technologies, in addition to hardware, bio-tech, "green"-tech, and renewable energy. He has successfully defended numerous organizations through difficult intellectual property disputes, insider/shareholder disputes, and consumer-class actions where the regulatory and legal issues continue to evolve rapidly, such as in the areas of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) litigation. Mao has advised companies throughout their product life cycles on emerging privacy law issues, in addition to handling their data breach needs.
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  • Jim Pflaging
    Global Lead - Technology and Business Strategy, Chertoff Group
    Pflaging is the global lead for both the technology sector and business strategy practice at the Chertoff Group. He and his team work closely with leading technology companies, private equity investors, and system integrators to identify, provide diligence, acquire, and build exciting companies. He has a proven track record of translating cybersecurity and related technology, policy, and market dynamics into competitive advantage. Through dozens of successful client engagements, Mr. Pflaging has become a trusted advisor on technology and security to many in the US Government and private industry. Based in Menlo Park, California, Mr. Pflaging has more than 25 years of Silicon Valley experience including 15 years as chief executive officer of cyber security and data management companies. He serves on the board of several security companies and is a frequent speaker on technology and security issues.
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  • Mark Yakabuski
    VP, Business Development Strategy, Gemalto
    Yakabuski is an innovative and seasoned information security professional with a strong track record of developing and bringing to market innovative encryption product lines, as well as development strategic partnerships in the data protection industry. Having joined SafeNet in 2000, he currently serves as the company's VP of business development strategy. During his tenure, Yakabuski has responsibility for driving SafeNet' s market share in emerging security markets such as cloud computing, crypto-as-an-IT-service, and smart grid technologies. Prior to working in the business development organization at Gemalto, Yakabuski was VP of product management, for the Crypto Management Business Unit. In previous roles, he served as senior sales engineer at SafeNet, where he was responsible for technical pre-sales, sales support and select areas of product management and marketing for the Crypto Management portfolio, and as an applications engineer.
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  • Jeremy Hayes
    Professional Development & Fraud-Net Coordinator, Florida Bankers Association
    Hayes has worked in banking for six years prior to joining the Florida Bankers Association and attended Florida State University, majoring in public administration during his time as a retail banker. In addition to overseeing a number of education events such as the Florida School of Banking and the Trust & Wealth Management Schools across the State of Florida, he manages the day-to-day operations of Fraud-Net; a nationwide fraud-prevention system that connects both bankers, law enforcement and government agencies with each other to utilize resources and information.
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  • Jacinto Cofiño
    VP Risk Services - Latin America and the Caribbean, Visa, Inc.
    Since Cofiño was appointed to this position in May of 2002, his primary goal has been to protect the brand, mitigate fraud-risk and its impact to client profitability, proactively develop detection/prevention programs, initiatives, and to implement best practices. In this capacity, he has also led the deployment of new technologies, solutions and services across the LAC region provided by Visa, such as Visa Advanced Authorization, Visa Risk Manager and risk consulting services. Cofiño joined the Visa Systems in 1985, where he later managed the Systems Engineering Team - this department was partly responsible for the VisaNet Access Points (VAPs), allowing connections from the banks and processors to Visa. He was also responsible for the Certification Area and other Visa technical products. In 1996, he was appointed Vice President of Special Projects where he successfully managed, among other initiatives, Visa Cash implementations in several countries and the Y2K transition project. In 1999, Cofiño undertook the Y2K Transition Project for the region, managing all business and technical aspects. As part of this effort, he was responsible for the Event Management Center that involved more than 200 staff members. With 31 years of experience at Visa, Cofiño has contributed to the development of a culture of information protection, helping to keep Visa at the forefront of the technological revolution.
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  • Bill Murphy
    SVP Chief Risk Officer, Fidelity Bank of Florida
    Murphy started his banking career in 1973 at Southeast Bank N.A.. After 12 years with Southeast Bank N.A. he left to become one of the founding officers of United American bank where he was the SVP in charge of the Maitland Office and the Deposit Operations for the bank. After spending 10 years with United American Bank he left and went to work for First National bank of Central Florida. Having spent 13 years with First National Bank of Central Florida and turning around the Deposit Operations into a well run department that received excellent audit ratings from both the banks external auditors and the OCC. During the last 6 years he was at the bank the IT Department/AML/BSA received excellent ratings from the OCC. In 2012 Murphy accepted a position with Fidelity Bank of Florida N.A. where he is currently the SVP with responsibility for Deposit Operations, IT, Security, Information Security, Bank Secrecy Act and Enterprise Risk Management. While at the bank Bill has become a certified BSA Officer and also recently completed training to be a Intelligence Liaison Officer with the Central Florida Fusion Center.
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  • Jason Manar
    Supervisory Special Agent, Miami Division-Cyber Crime, FBI
    Manar is a graduate of Murray State University. Prior to joining the FBI, he served six years with the Kentucky State Police as a Trooper and Detective. He is currently the Miami Cyber Crime Supervisory Special Agent and manages all FBI criminal cyber operations within the Southern District of Florida. Prior to his current role, he served at FBI Headquarters in the Major Cyber Crimes Unit combating cyber criminal threats targeting U.S. entities. He has additionally, served as the Safe Streets Gang & Violent Crime Task Force Coordinator for the FBI's Springfield Division and worked high level public corruption and health care fraud cases in the Detroit Division. All these experiences have yielded him an invaluable holistic perspective as it relates to today's cyber landscape.
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  • Hal Pomeranz
    Independent Digital Forensic Analyst & Expert Witness, SANS Institute Faculty Fellow
    Pomeranz is an independent digital forensic investigator and incident responder. He has consulted on cases ranging from intellectual property theft, to employee sabotage, to organized cybercrime and malicious software infrastructures. He has worked with law enforcement agencies in the US and Europe and global corporations. Pomeranz s a respected author and speaker at industry gatherings worldwide. He is a Faculty Fellow of the SANS Institute and teaches courses on System and Network Forensics, Incident Response, and Reverse Engineering Malware to some of the brightest minds in industry, government, and academia. He is a regular contributor to the SANS Computer Forensics blog and co-author of the Command Line Kung Fu blog.
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  • Anand Sureka
    Senior Solutions Consultant, Yodlee
    Anand Sureka currently serves as a senior solutions consultant for Envestnet Yodlee. Having joined Yodlee at it's inception, Sureka left for a time to serve as a senior sales engineer for Digital Guardian before returning to Yodlee in 2017, where he remains today.
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  • Yair Levy
    Professor - Information Systems & Cybersecurity; Director, Center for e-Learning Security Research (CeLSR), Nova Southeastern University
    Dr. Levy joined the college in 2003, was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2007, and to full Professor in 2012. He is credited with assisting NASA in developing e-learning platforms and managing Web infrastructures. He heads the Levy CyLab, which conducts innovative research from the human-centric lens of four key research areas cybersecurity, social engineering, user-authentication issues, privacy, and e-learning system security. He authored over 65 articles, three book chapters, one book, and his publications have been cited for over 1,300 times by other scholarly research. Levy has been an active member of the US Secret Service (USSS)'s - Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force (MECTF) and The South Florida Cybercrime Working Group (SFCWG). He was trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on various topics, actively serves as a member on of the FBI/InfraGard, and consults the FBI/Cyber Task Force (CTF). Levy serves on the National Joint Task Force of Cybersecurity Education, as well as other national initiatives related to cybersecurity workforce, education, and research.
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  • Joel Hardi
    Director, Solutions Architecture, Equifax Identity and Fraud
    Hardi designs and implements identity, authentication, screening, and eligibility solutions for the federal government and private sector clients. As solutions architect, Hardi has worked on large scale citizen-facing implementations for agencies including CMS, IRS, USPS and SSA. He has also worked on similar problems for Equifax's commercial clients in the card, mortgage and telecommunications sectors. Hardi has more than 10 years' experience in in identity, security engineering, systems design and policy.
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  • Ari Schwartz
    Managing Director for Cybersecurity Policy, Venable
    Schwartz directs the firm's cybersecurity consulting services, assisting organizations with understanding and developing risk management strategies, including implementation of the Cybersecurity Framework and other planning tools to help minimize risk. Previously, he served at the White House National Security Council, as special assistant to the President and senior Ddrector for Cybersecurity where he led legislative and policy outreach to businesses, trade groups and others. Before his work at the White House, Schwartz led the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force, worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and served for 12 years at the Center for Democracy and Technology.
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  • Robert Bigman
    former Chief Information Security Officer, CIA; CEO, 2BSecure LLC
    Bigman recently retired from Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), after serving a 30 year distinguished career. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of classified information protection, Bigman developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation's most sensitive secrets. As an information security trailblazer, he participated in developing security measures for government computers well before commercial industry found the internet. He then developed creative solutions to allow the CIA to use the Internet to further its mission without exposure. With twenty-five years of experience, Bigman worked in every area of information and data security, the last fifteen years as the agency's CISO. In this role, he managed a large organization of technical and program officers responsible for the protection of all agency information. As the CISO, his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing and network defense/response. Bigman also served as the Agency's designated officer for all discussions with the information security industry and its commercial partners. He has contributed to almost every intelligence community information security policy/technical standard and has provided numerous briefings to the National Security Council, Congress and presidential commissions.
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  • Steve Chabinsky
    Global Chair of Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity, White & Case
    Steve Chabinsky is an attorney and global chair of data, privacy and cybersecurity, White & Case, commissioner of the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, and former deputy assistant director for cyber at the FBI. He serves as a commissioner on the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, is the cyber columnist for Security magazine, and holds an adjunct faculty position at George Washington University. Chabinsky is a frequent corporate speaker on cyber risk mitigation, and has testified numerous times before the House and Senate on cybersecurity matters. His career includes having served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation as deputy of the Bureau's Cyber Division and Chief of its Cyber Intelligence Section. He can be followed on Twitter @StevenChabinsky.
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  • Liz Votaw
    Sr VP, Bank of America
    Votaw is a senior VP leading OmniChannel Authentication Strategy at Bank of America, where she develops and drives customer-facing authentication strategies for all consumer channels to deliver secure and convenient banking. Votaw represents Bank of America as a member of the board of directors of the FIDO Alliance (Fast ID Online). She previously worked in Innovation at Bank of America, developing concepts across the enterprise, and is the inventor on over 30 granted patents, with 14 patents pending. Her career at Bank of America includes 25 years of leadership positions in operations, technology, fraud prevention, risk and innovation.
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  • Mischel Kwon
    Founder & CEO, W@tchtower
    Kwon brings a rare blend of hands-on experience, academic research and training, and a seasoned understanding of how to build security operations organizations from inception. Kwon has more than 35 years of broad IT and security experience, ranging from application design and development, to network architecture and deployment, to building and implementing security operations centers, as she did when she built the first Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC) to monitor and defend the Department of Justice network against cyber threats while serving as the Deputy Director for IT Security Staff at the United States Department of Justice. She currently sits on the board of the Western Governors University IT Council and previously served as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she also ran the GW Cyber Defense Lab.
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  • Phyllis Schneck
    Managing Director & Global Leader of Cyber Solutions, Promontory; Fmr Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, DHS
    Under Barack Obama's administration, Dr. Schneck served as the deputy undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). She was the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and supported its mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure. Schneck came to DHS from McAfee, Inc., where she was CTO for global public sector. Schneck served eight years as chairman of the national board of directors of the FBI's InfraGard program and founding president of InfraGard Atlanta. Before joining McAfee, Schneck was VP of research integration for secure computing, where she conceived and built the early intelligence practice into a full Beta program for data as a service. Prior, Schneck was the VP of enterprise services for eCommSecurity. Before that, she served as VP of corporate strategy for SecureWorks, Inc., and was founder and CEO of Avalon Communications, a provider of real-time security technology, since acquired by SecureWorks, Inc. Schneck received her Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech.
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  • Christopher Kloes
    Head of Sales and Business Development, Security, Unisys
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  • Mark Rasch
    Principal, Rasch Technology and Cyber Law; former Chief Security Evangelist, Verizon
    Rasch is an attorney and author, working in the areas of corporate and government cybersecurity, privacy and incident response. He is currently the chief security evangelist for Verizon Communications after having been VP, deputy general counsel, and chief privacy and data security officer for SAIC. From 1983-1992, Rasch worked at the U.S. Department of Justice within the Criminal Division's Fraud Section. Rasch earned a J.D. in 1983 from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a 1976 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science.
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  • Karen Jackson
    Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
    Jackson serves as a senior advisor to the Governor of Virginia on technology matters including innovation, data analytics, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems. She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth's IT infrastructure. As secretary, she is responsible for policy and legislative initiatives as well as developing programs to facilitate innovation, entrepreneurship, technology development and adoption. Jackson serves on a number of boards including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Center for Innovative Technology, and serves as Governor McAuliffe's representative to the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee.
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  • Jerry Archer
    Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance
    As Sallie Mae's chief security officer, Archer is responsible for business continuity, crisis management, and security risk management, including cyber and information security. He joined Sallie Mae in 2009 and has more than 40 years of experience at leading companies and government agencies, including Intuit, Visa, and Fidelity.
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  • Brian Varine
    Chief, Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC), US Dept. of Justice - Criminal Division
    Varine is currently the chief for the Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC), US Dept. of Justice - Criminal Division. Prior to this role, he was director of cyber incident management for the Joint Cyber Security Coordination Center (JC3) at the US Department of Energy where he managed the operation of the JC3, which is the focal point for all cyber security information within the department. He also lead the deployment of Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) within the department making the Department of Energy the first federal agency able to utilize classified intelligence data on unclassified networks.
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  • Larry Clinton
    President, Internet Security Alliance
    Clinton is the president and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance, a multi-sector international trade association focused on cyber security. In 2015, the National Association of Corporate Directors named him to its "Corporate 100" list of the most influential people in the field of corporate governance. He serves on the Cyber Security Advisory Panel of the Center for Audit Quality and is the past chair, and current executive committee member of the IT Sector Coordinating Council. In 2016, SC Magazine award ISA with its Editor's Choice Award for leadership and excellence in cyber security.
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  • Dr. A.S. Ramasastri
    Director, IDRBT
    Dr. A. S. Ramasastri took charge as the Director of IDRBT on October 24th 2014. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Ramasastri was the Chief General Manager-in-charge of Department of Information Technology at Reserve Bank of India. In the RBI, he has spearheaded many important projects including the Implementation of the Next Generation RTGS, adoption of international standards like XBRL and ISO 20022, conceptualizing and guiding of banks on Automated Data, and preparation of IT Vision of RBI for 2011-17. Dr. Ramasastri has been a member of the Institute's Governing Council, Member of Faculty of the RBI Staff College, and has authored two books on 'Quantitative Methods for Valuation of Assets' and 'Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance' and the former has been published in Chinese too, apart from quite a few articles on Finance, Banking and IT in eminent journals and newspapers. He has guided the Bank of Mauritius, Bank of Malaysia and Bank of Uganda on implementation of Data Warehouse, XBRL etc., and delivered talks on standards and technology for data reporting at the International Monetary Fund and Bank of International Settlements.
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  • Shivakumar Sriraman
    Head of Risk, South East Asia, Visa
    <p>Shivakumar Sriraman currently serves as the Chief Risk Officer for India & South Asia, covering Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives. Having joined Visa in Oct 2014, he is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive risk plan that is consistent with local market landscape, country priorities & global risk strategy. In this role, he closely works with issuers, acquirers, merchants, payment processors, service providers, regulators & law enforcement.</p> <p>Sriraman's professional journey spans 20 years across 5 different banks. Prior to joining Visa, he was Vice President, Head of Risk at HDFC Bank for 12 years, with a focus on Fraud Prevention & Detection for all the payment products of the bank. Prior to this, he spent 7 years with various banks such as HSBC, Centurion Bank, ANZ Grindlays in various functions, covering credit, operations & risk management. Sriraman has played active roles in various industry forums like IPRC (India Payment Risk Council), FIU, RBI & Industry working groups during his stint with HDFC Bank.</p>
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  • Balaji Venketeshwar
    Executive Director - Cybersecurity Engineering, PwC
    Venketeshwar is a cyber risk management business executive and a passionate cybersecurity researcher with more than 20 years of experience. Currently, he serves as director of special technical operations on a confidential project. Most recently, he has worked as executive director- cybersecurity for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and worked on India's largest cyber defense project as key architect & designer. Venketeshwar has filed two global patents and a 'trade secret' in information security domain in last six years. He has also worked for State Bank of India, Wipro as head of risk management & compliance, Bank of America as VP (global information security) for Global Delivery Center & CISO (India) and Secure Matrix. In his current profile, he leads a team of super specialists in cyber security to evangelize cybersecurity education in India's engineering institutions across country and help create a million cyber army for India in next five years.
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  • Arkajyoti Dutta
    Senior Manager, Engineering - Application & Security, Ixia
    Dutta is a veteran in security engineering and has been working with Ixia for over a decade. He is spearheading technology engineering for innovative, cutting-edge security solutions. Dutta leads a team of several engineers who are responsible for inventing the BreakingPoint virtual appliance.
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  • CF Chui
    Security Technologist, Arbor Networks
    With more than 20 years of experience in the networking industry, CF is a veteran in designing, implementing, and supporting highly available network systems and solutions. In this current role with Arbor Networks, apart from actively involved in the global research projects, CF works closely with customers in the Asia Pacific region to develop and optimize approaches for their network security solution to ensure optimal deployment and best customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Arbor Networks, CF had held different regional positions in pre- and post-sales roles for various large core routing and switching vendors. His expertise lies mainly in the areas of Internet routing technology, network threat detection and network visibility solutions. CF is based in Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Poly University in Hong Kong.
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  • Doug Cahill
    Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, Arbor Networks
    Cahill is a senior analyst covering cybersecurity at Enterprise Strategy Group drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of cloud, host, and network-based products and markets. Prior to joining ESG, Cahill held executive leadership positions at security firms Threat Stack and Bit9, where he launched market leading products and forged strategic partnerships. Over the course of his career, Cahill has also served in product management, marketing, and business development roles for storage management, networking, and database vendors, and started his career in IT as a business analyst.
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  • Deborah Gersh
    Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
    Gersh is the co-chair of the healthcare practice group, Ropes & Gray, LLP, with more than 25 years of experience advising a wide range of health care companies and investors on sophisticated regulatory and enforcement matters and the acquisitions and sale of health care entities. Her clients include pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies, managed care companies, dental service organizations and practice management companies, as well as academic medical centers and community hospitals. Gersh counsels clients on a range of compliance matters, including design and implementation of corporate compliance programs and negotiation and implementation of corporate integrity agreements, as well as anti-kickback and state corporate practice laws. Gersh is also a recognized expert in privacy and data security. She advises clients on an array of data privacy, protection and security matters under HIPAA as well as state privacy and security laws. She has represented clients involved in security incidents involving protected health and other sensitive personal information, including representing clients in matters involving the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, as well as HIPAA security audits and qui tam actions initiated by state and federal government authorities.
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  • Richard Starnes
    Chief Security Strategist - Northern Europe Capgemini
    Starnes has some 20 plus of experience as an information security professional, serving in executive and senior management positions, in the US and the UK. His responsibilities have included the development and implementation of global information systems security management programs aligned with NIST CSF, ISO 27001:2013, elements of the NIST 800 series and HIPAA/HITECH. He has served as Chairperson of the Communications and Public Relations Project Group of Interpol's European Working Party on Information Technology Crime, as well as advising their Wireless Applications Security Project Group. He is the recipient of several awards, including: the Information Systems Security Association - International Fellow, 2015, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)² President's Award for service to the information security community, 2002 and 2004, 2009) and he has served as a Secure Computing (SC) Magazine Awards Judge for 2015 and 2016. He holds a a Master of Science in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London and was a senior instructor for the (ISC)² CISSP CBK seminar.
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  • Stanley Orszula
    Partner, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
    Orszula is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group with extensive experience providing strategic counsel to banks on compliance and regulatory issues, general banking corporate matters, secured lending, distressed loans and assets, failed bank receiverships and note sales. Orszula's background includes experience as an attorney with the FDIC, sitting on the board of a financial institution, and representing banks in private practice for more than 10 years. He has gained a unique perspective which banks rely on to navigate today's complex regulatory environment. Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Orszula was a partner in the Chicago office of a large regional law firm. In addition to his regulatory knowledge, Orszula has practical experience gained as a prosecutor and a defense attorney with the United States Navy Judge Advocate Corps.
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  • Paul Bowen
    Principal Security Technologist, Arbor Networks
    Bowen brings to Arbor Networks more than 20 years of experience as a security practitioner. His current focus is on advanced threat detection and mitigation with Arbor's new Spectrum platform. Before joining the team at Arbor, Bowen spent a decade managing global security for Estée Lauder and another decade at ArcSight, before and during the HP acquisition.
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  • Jim McClymont
    Account Director, WinMagic
    Having worked in a large Fortune 500 company as well as in small start-ups, McClymont has an eclectic background in sales, business development, client relationship building, account management, and finance. He has now worked for 20 months with WinMagic as an Account Director managing accounts above $1 Billion in annual revenue. In his past he has directed, analyzed, and helped sell investment projects over the past fifteen years. McClymont's relationship building skill set was refined early in his career in IT audit/risk management, which involved daily client interaction as well as consistent communication with upper management to find solutions to process issues. This skill set was further developed by selling business strategies, management concepts, and capital raises to management teams and investors. This wide spectrum of experience scattered across multiple asset classes and entities has developed not only his business acumen, but his ability to relate to varying personalities and ultimately manage company relationships in times of success and failure.
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  • Amol Deshmukh
    VP, Mobile Financial Solutions, Gemalto
    Amol Deshmukh currently serves as VP of Mobile Financial Solutions for Gemalto. In his more than 15 years with Gemalto, his focus has been on product solutions, safety and security. Prior to joining Gemalto, Deshmukh held positions in payment processing and solutions marketing.
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  • Jim Harvey
    Technology and Privacy Group, co-chairs the firm's Privacy & Security Task Force, Alston & Bird
    Harvey's practice involves board-level and enterprise-wide issues at the intersection of global cybersecurity, privacy, technology and data initiatives. Given his decades-long experience in the technology space, Harvey was one of the first lawyers in the United States to focus on the criticality of privacy and data management issues for global corporations. This immersion in technology and data matters motivated Harvey to found both the firm's Privacy & Security task force and the firm's Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, well before other firms realized these issues faced their clients. Today, Harvey and these teams assist multinational clients from a wide array of industries with a full spectrum of cyber, privacy and technology issues, adversarial matters and transactions, including everything from preparing companies and their boards for cybersecurity risks, responding to network intrusion and other security incidents, collecting, storing, processing and monetizing personal and corporate data around the globe, and acquiring technology and services in today's networked world.
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  • Rich Campagna
    CMO, Bitglass
    Prior to joining Bitglass, Rich was senior director of product management at F5 Networks, responsible for access security. Rich gained valuable experience in product management and sales engineering at Juniper Networks and at Sprint before working at F5. Rich received an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
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  • Carl Banzhof
    VP of Security Engineering, LogicNow
    Banzhof is a veteran in the information security industry with more than 20 years of experience in threat management and data protection. He joined LogicNow after the cybersecurity firm he co-founded was acquired in 2016 and he now oversees that technology as part of the complete LogicNow platform.
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  • Christina Bergeron
    Attorney, Ropes & Gray LLP
    Bergeron joined Ropes & Gray in 2011 as an associate practicing in the corporate department with an emphasis on health care. She represents a range of the firm's health care clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and affiliations. Bergeron has a range of experience in advising a broad spectrum of health care clients including managed care plans, dental service organizations and hospitals. Additionally, she provides regulatory and compliance advice to various health care clients. Bergeron assists clients in the development of policies and procedures and provides advice regarding the HIPAA privacy and security rules. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Ronald A. Guzmán, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, where she worked on a commodities class action suit involving one of the largest investment management companies in the United States. Additionally, during law school, Bergeron worked at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. Before law school, she worked as a paralegal in health care fraud and public corruption at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston, MA.
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  • Jim Reavis
    Co-founder & CEO, Cloud Security Alliance
    As the co-founder, CEO and driving force of the Cloud Security Alliance, Jim Reavis is helping shape the future of information security and related technology industries. He also serves as the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, governments, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud and Mobility and how to take advantage of them. Reavis has served as an international board member of the ISSA, a global not for profit association of information security professionals and formerly served as the association's Executive Director. He founded SecurityPortal, the Internet's largest website devoted to information security in 1998, and guided it until a successful exit in 2000.
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  • David Goldschlag
    SVP of Strategy & CEO, Pulse Secure
    <p>David is senior vice president of strategy and CTO at Pulse Secure. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of MobileSpaces, which Pulse Secure acquired in October 2014, where he was responsible for defining the company's vision and strategy. David brings more than 20 years of experience within the mobility, security and enterprise SaaS industries. Prior to MobileSpaces, David was the vice president of Mobile at McAfee. Before McAfee, David was the president and CTO at Trust Digital, a provider of enterprise mobility management software for government organizations and Global 2000 companies.</p>
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  • Art Coviello
    former CEO, RSA Security; Venture Partner, Rally Ventures
    Coviello has more than 30 years of strategic, operating and financial management experience at high-technology companies and is one of the most recognized figures within the cybersecurity industry. He became CEO of RSA Security Inc. in 2000 and continued to lead the company following the acquisition by EMC in 2006 until he retired from the role in 2015. Coviello has played a leading role in several national cybersecurity initiatives, including as a founding board member of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance, and has served as an adviser to key government agencies as well as public-private initiatives.
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  • Ashlie Poindexter
    Intrusion Analyst, Novetta
    Poindexter is an experienced Intrusion Analyst at Novetta, with significant background across a variety of customers providing consulting and analysis expertise in proactive threat identification, forensic investigations, malware analysis, and intelligence research. In her current role with Novetta, Poindexter conducts advanced technical analysis of anomalous and malicious activity to extract meaningful intelligence and develop mitigating strategies. She performs in-depth research on software vulnerabilities, malware command-and-control channels, exfiltration techniques, exploitation trends, and security product evasion and anti-analysis techniques. Previously, Poindexter supported Booz Allen Hamilton monitoring, analysis, and forensics efforts. Poindexter holds a Masters of Forensic Science, High-Technology Crime Investigation from George Washington University. She is also maintains several security certifications to include the CEH and GCIH.
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  • Rebecca McHale
    CISO, Booz Allen Hamilton
    Rebecca McHale currently serves as CISO for Booz Allen Hamilton. Previously, she was Novetta's Senior Director for Cyber Programs, responsible for providing cybersecurity strategic planning support to executive-level customers and overseeing Federal and commercial cybersecurity programs. McHale has more than 13 years of experience delivering high quality and adaptive cybersecurity services to clients in public and private sector. Her focus has been largely on computer network defense (CND) strategies and implementation - overseeing large-scale security operations centers (SOCs), leading extensive incident response efforts, and providing technical direction for enterprise security solutions. Prior to joining Novetta, Rebecca spent most of her career with CSRA in information assurance, CND and infrastructure management roles. McHale holds a Masters in Discrete Mathematics and Computing Applications with Royal Holloway College, University of London. She is also a certified CISSP and PMP.
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  • Marianne Crowe
    VP - Payment Strategies, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
    Crowe is Vice President of Payment Strategies at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing industry analysis and applied research on digital and mobile retail payments and related standards and security initiatives. She leads the Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup, representing mobile payment stakeholders focused on eliminating barriers to successful adoption of mobile and digital retail payments in the U.S. She is also a member of the Boston Fed's Management Council. Prior Fed responsibilities include VP and Payments Liaison for the Consumer Payments Research Center, VP of Retail Business Development and Emerging Payments, and AVP for Check Image Services and Check Operations. Before joining the Fed in 2001, Crowe worked at Bank of Boston in project and operations management positions in MIS, IT and Check Operations. She has an MBA from Babson College and a BA from Regis College.
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  • Tate Jarrow
    Special Agent - New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, US Secret Service
    SA Jarrow has been a member of the USSS NY ECTF for over 5 years where he has conducted several high profile cyber investigations. Agents of the Secret Service's New York Electronic Crimes Task Force investigate cyber-crimes including, but not limited to network intrusions, complex cyber fraud cases, and money laundering investigations. This unit investigates complex, world-wide, significant impact cyber-crimes that affect not only the New York financial community but the United States financial system as a whole.
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  • Roland Cloutier
    SVP & CSO, ADP, Inc.
    As the CSO of one of the world's largest providers of human capital management solutions, Cloutier has functional and operational responsibility for ADP's cyber, information protection, risk, workforce protection, crisis management and investigative security operations worldwide. Cloutier's depth of global protection and security leadership experience includes the management of strategic converged security and business protection programs. Prior to ADP, he served as CSO of EMC, where he spearheaded protection of the company's worldwide business across commercial and government sectors. Cloutier has also held executive security management roles at consulting and managed security service organizations and served the first half of his more than 25 year career in federal law enforcement.
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  • John Wilson
    Field CTO, Agari
    Wilson has been combating email-based fraud since 2006, when he developed an authentication-based anti-phishing solution as CTO of Brandmail Solutions. He continues his mission to rid the world of email fraud as Agari's Field CTO. Wilson was responsible for the world's first successful rollout of the DMARC standard at a major bank, with more than 8,000 domains protected. Leveraging DMARC and private-channel email data, Wilson assisted Microsoft and the FS-ISAC with the B54 Citadel botnet takedown by providing data related to Citadel botnet infections and by acting as a declarant in the civil forfeiture action filed in US District Court. Wilson holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.
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  • Arabella Hallawell
    Sr. Director, Advanced Product Marketing, Arbor Networks
    Hallawell is responsible for the go-to-market positioning and activation of Arbor Networks Advanced Threat solutions. Previously, she was VP of corporate strategy where she led strategic planning and corporate development activities. Prior to joining Arbor, Hallawell was VP of corporate strategy at Sophos, a global IT security vendor where she led M&A strategy, market and customer insight, and global corporate communications. She was also research VP at Gartner where she led coverage of the endpoint, email and web security markets and counseled many of the world's largest corporations, governments and technology providers on technology, market trends and their strategic implications.
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  • Genevieve Gimbert
    Fraud Co-leader, PwC
    Gimbert is a principal in PwC's Financial Crimes Unit. She co-leads the Anti-Fraud practice, which includes more than 100 practitioners that bring together cross-functional fraud expertise in strategy, operations, forensics, technology and industry expertise which enables PwC to provide a holistic solution to help our clients be proactive in preventing, detecting, responding to and mitigating fraud. Gimbert helps financial institutions optimize their anti-fraud programs while balancing enhanced customer experience. Most recently, she led the assessment and future state design of a fraud program at a large bank where she conducted more than 80 interviews across 30 functions to understand the operating model, fraud risks of certain businesses and control gaps. She also led the review and optimization of fraud rules. Gimbert is a certified fraud examiner and helps her clients from strategy through execution.
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  • David Weinstein
    Senior Presales Engineer, Kaspersky
    Although Weinstein started his career as an attorney, for over 20 years he has worked as a pre-sales engineer for a number of enterprise software companies. Before joining Kaspersky, he was a senior solutions consultant in the RISC (Risk, Information Security and Compliance) group at FIS, the world's largest provider of technology to financial services companies. At Kaspersky, Weinstein helps financial services firms understand how Kaspersky Fraud Prevention solutions can protect them and their on-line and mobile banking customers from the growing threat of cyberattacks.
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  • Philip Reitinger
    President & CEO, Global Cyber Alliance; former Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security; former CISO, Sony
    Philip Reitinger currently serves as the President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. GCA is a non-profit organization focused on eradicating systemic cybersecurity risks - risk by risk. He also serves on the advisory boards of several companies, mentors other start-ups, and is a Senior Associate (Non-resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Formerly he filled senior cybersecurity roles at VisionSpear LLC, Sony and Microsoft. In 2009, Reitinger was appointed as the Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS. He also served as the first Executive Director of the DoD's Cyber Crime Center, and as Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at DoJ.
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  • Vikrant Arora
    CISO, Hospital for Special Surgery
    Vikrant Arora is a credentialed business leader with more than 15 years of experience in developing enterprise security and risk management programs in the healthcare, government and education sectors in North America and Asia. In his former role as the assistant vice president and chief information security and risk officer at NYC Health & Hospitals, an integrated system of 11 hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and home care in New York City, Arora is focused on security strategy, business risks, regulatory compliance and securing clinical systems as well as biomedical devices.
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  • Michelle Cobb
    Chief Marketing Officer, Skybox Security
    At Skybox Security, a threat-management and cybersecurity firm, Cobb drives corporate positioning, branding, product marketing, public relations, social media and field marketing programs across more than 50 countries. A corporate and marketing strategist for more than 20 years, Cobb has led acquisition teams responsible for due diligence and the integration of technology companies into larger enterprises. Launching her career at GE Healthcare, Cobb went on to hold executive roles at McAfee, LogLogic, Tumbleweed Communications and several startups. Among a select number of women executives in the industry, Cobb speaks and writes about the challenges and opportunities of encouraging more females to consider a career in cybersecurity.
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  • Brian Engle
    Founder and CEO, Riskceptional Strategies
    Brian Engle is the Founder and CEO of Riskceptional Strategies, focused on enabling the development of successful strategies for risk-based cybersecurity programs. In addition to consulting independently, Engle is also currently teamed up with CyberDefenses, a cybersecurity service provider of Fractional CISO services with strategic advisory services, information security program assessment, and cybersecurity program maturity evolution. Prior to founding Riskceptional, he was the Executive Director of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), the nonprofit organization established to support the retail and commercial services industries as the Information Sharing and Analysis Center for the retail industry, providing leadership of the organization from its inception to a sustained successful organization enabling cybersecurity threat sharing. His earlier experience includes serving as CISO and Cybersecurity Coordinator for the State of Texas, CISO for Texas Health and Human Services Commission, CISO for Temple-Inland, Manager of Information Security Assurance for Guaranty Bank, and Senior Information Security Analyst for Silicon Laboratories.
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  • Joanna Schoneveld
    Senior Manager, Fraud Programs, Interac Association/Acxsys Corp.
    Schoneveld is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of fraud programs and services at Interac, where she has been analyzing fraud trends and leading the development and delivery of fraud programs for more than 11 years. Before joining Interac, Schoneveld worked at CIBC and Sears Canada Bank, where she analyzed and investigated fraud. Her focus at Interac is to empower consumers and businesses to make informed risk decisions by offering innovative and flexible fraud solutions.
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  • Jason Lang
    Senior Consulting Engineer, Arbor Networks
    Lang has more than 16 years of experience in large network and security solution environments. As a senior consulting engineer for Arbor Networks, he works as a trusted advisor with all of Canada's largest ISPs and several enterprises through his pre- and post-sales duties in positioning Arbor's DDoS protection and APT solutions. Prior to joining Arbor, Lang spent eight years at Bell Canada, where he was part of their forward-looking technology development arm.
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  • Bonnie Goins
    Governance, Risk and Compliance Principal Security Consultant, NTT Security
    Goins has more than 23 years of experience as a trusted advisor, providing information security, risk management and regulatory compliance services to Fortune 500 companies and multinational organizations. She is an adjunct industry professor of information technology and a distinguished member of the Illinois Institute of Technology Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education (C2SAFE). Goins works closely with security leaders to create comprehensive information security, risk management and compliance programs, specializing in business continuity/disaster recovery, incident response, and policy, IT and risk management disciplines. She has presented at SecureWorld, Brainshare, Wisconsin Banker's Association, ForenSecure and Technology Executives' Club. Goins is also co-author of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge, the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge and the Handbook of Information Security Management.
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  • Matthew Dovie
    Security Consultant, NTT Security
    Dovie has more than 10 years of experience in implementing and supporting IT practices, including designing and developing policies, processes and procedures, as well as managing projects. He performs independent assessments of client security policies, procedures, operating practices and technical environments based on security regulations, frameworks, and standards including HIPAA, HITRUST, and PCI. He also played an integral role in developing NTT Security's healthcare assessment process and methodology. Formerly, Dovie was the senior technology GRC engineer and senior user support analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) and Tulane University.
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  • Carson Sweet
    Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, CloudPassage
    As founding CEO, Carson led the team that created Halo, the patented security platform that changes the way enterprises achieve infrastructure protection and compliance. Carson's information security career spans three decades and includes a broad range of entrepreneurial, management and hands-on technology experience. Carson and his teams have created groundbreaking security solutions across a range of industries and public sectors, with heavy a focus on including financial services, federal government and high-tech. Carson concentrates on long-term product, technology and business strategy as CloudPassage expands market share through existing and emerging cloud security solutions. He also serves as chairman of the CloudPassage board of directors.
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  • Darren Anstee
    Chief Security Technologist, Arbor Networks
    Anstee has worked in many aspects of the industry including pre-sales, consultancy, research and support for telecom and security solutions for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Arbor, he spent eight years working in both pre- and post-sales for core routing and switching product vendors. Currently in his fourteenth year at Arbor, Anstee is involved in research and strategic activities, as well as ISP network threat detection, mitigation and traffic visibility solutions. Working alongside Arbor's Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), he identifies attack trends and methodologies and advises organizations on how to protect their networks from threats ranging from DDoS attacks to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).
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  • David Gibson
    VP Strategy and Market Development, Varonis
    Gibson is an IT industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience. As a CISSP, he is responsible for building brand awareness, aligning product functionality with market demand, and driving sales through marketing, education, and pre and post-sales efforts. Since joining Varonis in 2006, he has held positions of sales engineer, sales engineer manager, director of technical marketing, and VP of marketing. Prior to Varonis, Gibson was a New York-based systems engineer for Tripwire, and worked as a network management and security engineer at International Integrated Solutions, ltd.
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  • Ralph Smith
    Exercises and Projects Associate, FS-ISAC
    Smith has more than 35 years of experience in audit and security roles on behalf of UK central government departments, leading operational activity and advising governments across Europe and the pacific on computerized procedures, controls and forensic investigations. In 2006, he became head of information security activity for a large central government department, where he was a key contributor to cabinet office security policy and provided communications security guidance for HMG. Most recently, Smith has worked with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC) as director of its member services program for UK and Ireland. He is currently focusing on the extensive CAPS cyberattack exercise program developed by FS-ISAC. In addition, he is a Central UK board member of ISACA and contributor to ISACA's international governance and regulatory advocacy committee.
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  • Jairo Orea
    VP and Chief Security Architect, UnitedHealth Group
    In his current role, Orea oversees the development and commercialization of security services and solutions team for all external healthcare markets. Previously, he has held the roles of chief security architect at ING, head of enterprise information integration at ING Insurance, and head of information security & risk management for ING Commercial America. In addition to his position, Orea serves as chief architect for the Trusted Cloud Initiative (Cloud Security Alliance), education director for the ISSA CT chapter, board member for the Latin America Information Security Professionals Association, Microsoft CISO Council, and the Wall Street Security Council, He also is the founder of the Security Architecture Forum, among other boards.
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  • Rob Bathurst
    Managing Director - Healthcare and Life Sciences, Cylance
    At Cylance, Bathurst is responsible for advising and partnering with major healthcare providers, medical device manufactures, and pharmaceutical companies to help those organizations stay ahead of threats. Prior to Cylance, he was the senior technical advisor on emerging threats and attack techniques at the Mayo Clinic where he also led the technical vulnerability assessment team and vulnerability management team. In addition, Bathurst is currently pursuing his Masters at the University of Oxford with a focus on the security of implantable medical devices.
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  • Jay Kramer
    Partner, Data Privacy and Cyber Security Practice Group, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI - NY Cyber Division
    Jay Kramer is a partner with the firm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, specializing in Data Privacy and Cyber Security. Prior to moving to the private sector, Kramer served as supervisory special agent, FBI, New York division. After working for several years in the FBI's racketeering and organized crime section, Kramer joined the FBI's legal bureau in New York. As an FBI attorney, Kramer helped analyze and resolve complex issues of law and policy in criminal and national security investigations. In 2010, Kramer accepted an assignment in the FBI's Office of Congressional Affairs in Washington, D.C. There he worked closely with several congressional committees on issues related to proposed changes in federal law. In 2013, to insure the FBI's readiness to address a growing portfolio of cyber investigations, Kramer was called upon to help stand up the FBI's Cyber Law Unit in Chantilly, VA. In 2014, Kramer returned to the New York office, where he remained until he left the bureau in 2016.
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  • Shamoun Siddiqui
    CISO, Neiman Marcus
    Shamoun Siddiqui currently serves as CISO of Neiman Marcus. Prior to his current role, he was vice president and CISO at Nationstar Mortgage LLC. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. After a successful career in aerospace engineering, he switched to information technology and information security and has worked in these fields for 15 years. He formerly was director of IT at Hitachi Printing Solutions, manager for information security for CVS/Caremark, and director of information security at Sabre.
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  • Dave Summitt
    CISO, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
    Summitt is CISO of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla. Summit has more than 25 years of experience in IT across the federal and private sectors with a focus on information systems, network and engineering operations and cybersecurity initiatives. Before entering the healthcare sector, Summitt had a 21-year federal career with the Department of Defense where he held various roles including the Naval Sea Systems Command's Technical Representative for a major missile defense program, security data custodian, Information Systems Security Officer, Data and Configuration manager and Change Control chairman for several military programs.
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  • Connie Barrera
    Director of Information Assurance and CISO, Jackson Health System
    Connie Barrera is the Chief Information Security Officer at Jackson Health System. As the CISO, she is responsible for security architecture as well as developing policy and standards related to privacy, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the IT services throughout the enterprise. To this end, Barrera develops and maintains risk management, security awareness, and compliance programs to effectively deal with the implications of legislated requirements that impact security for the institution. This includes but is not limited to HIPAA, PCI, FDA Part 11 and the Red Flag Rules. With over 24 years of experience in IT, she has spent considerable time in almost every role within IT, including endpoint support and architecture, systems engineering and architecture, as well as her current role in security.
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  • Phil Curran
    Chief Information Assurance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, Cooper University Health
    As the Chief Information Assurance and Privacy Officer at Cooper University Health Care in Camden NJ, Phil Curran is responsible for managing governance and regulatory compliance, risk assessment and management, threat intelligence and vulnerability assessment, privacy and security investigations, business continuity, and awareness and training. He has served on the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) task force to integrate privacy controls in the Common Security Framework and the development of the ISC2 Health Care Information Security and Privacy Practitioner. Phil serves on the Executive Committee for Secure World - Philadelphia and the Philadelphia and New Jersey Chapters of the CISO Executive Network. He has spoken on Information Security and Privacy issues at Secure World and HIMSS Privacy and Security.
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  • Gerrit Lansing
    Chief Architect, CyberArk
    As Chief Architect, Lansing's main mission is to architect, standardize, and promote solutions with CyberArk's core products and new strategic directions. Lansing and his team will also support CyberArk's goals as public ambassadors, and advise and collaborate throughout the CyberArk team.
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  • Brian Linder
    Cloud Security Expert and Evangelist, CheckPoint Software Technologies
    Linder is a cloud security expert and evangelist for cybersecurity leader Check Point Software Technologies, evangelizing with partners and customers as a founding member of Check Point's vSEC team. Since 2012, he has been at the forefront of the new era of cloud, advising Fortune 10 firms in financial, legal and telecommunications on private and public cloud and virtualization security strategies. Linder has 25 years of experience securing enterprise networks in a diversity of organizations, including 13 years in cybersecurity in security engineering and sales roles.
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  • Alex Henkes
    Enterprise Account Manager and Director - Legal Vertical, AppSense
    Henkes works with large accounts and partners to implement AppSense technology and improve the user environment management infrastructure and process across physical, virtual, and cloud-based environments. He also advises on best practice for securing endpoints. Throughout his seven years with AppSense, Henkes maintains focus on understanding the unique needs of each client to develop a customized solution and ensure a successful implementation.
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  • Bob Lynch
    Sr. Sales Director, Eastern US/Eastern Canada, Bitdefender
    Lynch has more than 30 years of experience in technology, engineering and sales. He has held significant regional and national leadership roles at GE Capital ITS, 3Com, Avaya, Extreme Networks and Websense. His role at Bitdefender includes leadership of the Eastern US and Canadian regional sales teams, development and expansion of key customer and partner relationships, and expansion of Bitdefender's enterprise business in-region.
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  • Jonathan Cohen
    Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Enterprise Business Unit, Synchronoss
    Cohen has 22 years of IT strategy and solution management experience, focused on developing transformational technology solutions for enterprise clients in finance, healthcare, and life science industries. An experienced management consultant and IT strategy executive, Cohen's expertise is in IT transformation, enterprise architecture, and developing industry solutions that leverage market trends in Cloud and Big Data. Recently, Cohen was the Americas lead for application transformation at EMC Global Services where he led EMC clients to modernize their application portfolio and maximize the impact of Cloud transformation programs. Prior to EMC, Cohen held consulting leadership roles at BusinessEdge Solutions and Paragon Computer Professionals where he led enterprise content management, collaboration and knowledge management, and information management strategy.
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  • George Kaminski
    Systems Engineering Manager, Palo Alto
    Kaminski is a systems engineering manager supporting the New York metro named account team at Palo Alto Networks. He oversees pre-sales engineering, sales and technical training activities in the New York area. Kaminski leverages a rich background in business strategy, engineering management, systems engineering, and network interoperability testing in his role. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he was a systems engineer at Fortinet and Juniper Networks, supporting presales and technical training activities. In addition, he has worked at Lucent Technologies, Avaya and Extreme Networks focusing on network infrastructure, IP Telephony systems, security solutions, Data Center design and sales channel/customer support.
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  • Eric Chiu
    President and Co-founder, HyTrust
    Chiu co-founded HyTrust, Inc. in 2007 and also serves as its President. Chiu served as the CEO of HyTrust until February 8, 2011. He has more than 13 years of experience in high tech management and finance. He served as VP of sales and business development at Cemaphore Systems, Inc. since March 2005. Prior to Cemaphore, he led business development activities at MailFrontier and mySimon, which was acquired by CNET Networks.
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  • Jason Tunn
    Detective Chief Inspector - FALCON Cyber Crime Unit and National Mobile Phone Crime Unit, Metropolitan Police Service London
    Tunn is the head of Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit that specializes in the proactive and reactive police investigative response to serious, organized and complex pure cybercrimes such as Malware, Phishing, Network Intrusions, Data and IP theft, and Distributed Denial of Service attacks affecting London. Work involves the leading of these investigations and overseeing parallel financial inquiries that seek to identify, restrain and confiscate criminal proceeds of such crime. Tunn works with industry & international law enforcement partners. He is a national senior investigating officer (SIO) accredited for complex and serious/organized crime, and CISSP accredited.
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  • Jennifer Arcuri
    Founder, Hacker House Ltd. and The InnoTech Network
    Launched in fall of 2016, Arcuri has led the team at Hacker House and has opened a secure location outside Manchester and Shoreditch in East London. Hacker House is a team of computer hackers who demand innovation within the information security industry. They champion cyber skills and training to encourage security as an everyday utility. Arcuri is an advisor to Hackers and Founders in Silicon Valley, alongside Founders for Schools across the UK. In 2015, she launched the cyber security group, Cyber TLA, and is a certified ethical hacker herself, having founded PinkSheet Database, the official database of professional women. The list features women who consider themselves an expert in their chosen field. By establishing this unique network of women, Pinksheet serves to optimize women's voices for speaking events and media. She hosts monthly dinners with the women of tech London and is an advocate for women all around the world to develop technology skills. Her entrepreneurial career began in California in digital distribution, technology, and film production. She sold a video streaming platform in 2009 as well as produced "La Valise", a short film sold at the Cannes Film Festival.
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  • Roger Francis
    Senior Strategic Consultant, Mandiant, FireEye
    Francis has more than a decade of experience as an information security professional, protecting organizational assets from advanced threats. He has spent much of his career in the US, developing effective cyber security programs for large multinationals and government entities. Prior to moving back to the UK and joining Mandiant, he was a regional security services director at Intel Security and earned his MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway. His current focus is helping clients develop and mature SOC/CIRT capabilities, and bring to market the Mandiant consulting cyber insurance offerings.
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  • Tom Salmon
    IT Security Consultant, LogRhythm
    An experienced IT Security Consultant in Security Monitoring and Security Intelligence, Salmon's career has taken him from hands on engineering, development and configuration, to executive-level strategic risk planning. Working across integrators, service providers, partners and vendors, he has a wide range of knowledge on the full security spectrum. Salmon's current work with LogRhythm involves working with key strategic accounts across EMEA to build next-generation SOCs focused on rapid detection and response to a broad class of threats.
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  • Neil Hammet
    Head of Email Security Products, Proofpoint
    Hammet heads up the global sales enablement team at Proofpoint for email fraud defense. He has been in the brand & fraud protection industry for many years, helping organizations take control of their digital identity. Prior to Proofpoint, Neil was supporting new business efforts around email fraud protection and digital brand management at Return Path, Corporation Services Company (CSC), previously Melbourne IT.
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  • Richard Meeus
    VP of Technology, EMEA, NSFocus
    Meeus brings to NSFocus IB more than 10 years of experience in both appliance and cloud based services. In addition to evangelizing the NSFOCUS brand and products and integrating products and services on both a global basis and within EMEA, he is also responsible for leading the pre-sales team. Previously, Meeus was at Akamai for more than two years, where he led the security pre-sales team, EMEA and dealt primarily with cloud based DDOS and WAF services. In addition, he has held senior engineering and technical sales positions at Prolexic, CriticalPath, and Mirapoint Software.
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  • Christopher Greany
    Managing Director, Head of Group Investigations and Insider Threat Program, Barclays
    Managing Director Christopher Greany is the head of Group Investigations at Barclays. Working as part of the Chief Security Office (CSO) he leads the strategic implementation and delivery of investigations across Barclays international footprint. He is also responsible for the Barclays Global Insider Threat Programme and cyber forensics capability. The CSO team is tasked with providing a holistic security footprint across all of Barclays international operations. Before joining Barclays Christopher had a policing career spanning over 30 years. His last role was leading the UK and international policing response to Economic Crime and Cyber Protection as Commander in the City of London Police. Previously he led the National Police Coordination Centre, coordinating the UK policing response to national and international crisis and disaster. He has extensive international experience and has led the response to a number of significant events and investigations impacting UK interests abroad.
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  • Ed Cabrera
    Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro
    <p>Cabrera is responsible for analyzing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission. He started his career investigating transnational cyber criminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors. He proudly served on the Presidential Protective Division for President George W. Bush before transitioning to lead cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations. He served as the Secret Service Strategic Advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he led an interagency effort to share real-time actionable threat intelligence with Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) and critical infrastructure partners.</p>
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  • Amit Sharma
    Advisor (Cyber) and Director at the Office of Secretary, Department of Defence
    Amit Sharma is additional director in the office of the scientific advisor of the defence minister, at the Defence Research and Development Organization (D.R.D.O), Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Sharma is part of various inter-ministerial committees related to information security, and was invited to be a peer reviewer by NATO CCDCOE for Tallinn Manual. He has delivered a number of talks on cyber warfare, cyber security and national security issues, at various forums such the NATO Centre of excellence at Tallinn, Estonia; Cyber security summit organised by Royal United Services Institute at London; "Scientific issues in countering terrorism" conference at Moscow; cyber deterrence issues at Garmisch Germany; IDGA Cyber Summit at Washington DC; Center for Land Warfare Studies CLAWS, National Maritime Foundation NMF and recently at S&T Conference organized by US Pacific Command.
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  • Vishak Raman
    Director, Security Business, Cisco India & SAARC
    Vishak Raman currently serves as Director, Security Business, Cisco India & SAARC. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Information Security Services space with stints in product management, sales, marketing and business development. Prior to joining Cisco , Raman was the Sr. Regional Director - India & SAARC at FireEye. Raman also served as the Global Head of Content Delivery Network (CDN) & Managed Security Services (MSS) business at Tata communications. Prior to joining Tata Communications, he was the Sr. Regional Director for Fortinet (India/SAARC region) and is credited with having built Fortinet's Unified Threat Management success story in India/SAARC. Raman was also instrumental in setting up the first-of-its-kind Global Technical Assistance Center at Bangalore for providing support to Fortinet's customers worldwide. Prior to Fortinet, he worked at WatchGuard, Sify and HCL Technologies.
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  • Clifford Kittle
    Principal, Healthcare Information Security; SecureWorks
    <p>Clifford Kittle is responsible for increasing the awareness of Dell SecureWorks ability to assist healthcare providers and business associates in their efforts to strengthen their security posture. Kittle speaks regularly on the importance of an Information Security Program and its elements.</p> <p>With more than 36 years of experience in technology solutions and 10+ in information security, Kittle has worked in fields such as biometric authentication, identity access management and single sign-on, privileged user access control, and information security management systems based on ISO 27001. </p> <p>Prior to Dell SecureWorks, Kittle worked for Xceedium, helping clients meet compliance requirements across multiple industries including the Payment Card Industry (PCI), HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Graham, Leach Bliley (GLBA). Kittle holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.</p>
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  • Joseph Carson
    Chief Security Scientist, Advisory CISO, Delinea
    <p>Joseph Carson has more than 25 years' experience in enterprise security; He has authored <i>Privileged Account Management for Dummies</i> and <i>Cybersecurity for Dummies</i>, is a cyber security professional and an ethical hacker. Carson is a cyber security advisor to several governments as well as critical infrastructure, financial and transportation companies. Carson is a seasoned speaker and has presented at conferences globally.</p>
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  • Lisa Sotto
    Managing Partner, Chair of Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Named in The National Law Journal's "100 Most Influential Lawyers," Sotto serves on Hunton & Williams' executive committee. Sotto was voted the world's leading privacy adviser by Computerworld magazine and has earned the highest honor by Chambers and Partners as a "Star" performer for privacy and data security. Recognized as a "leading lawyer" by The Legal 500 U.S., Sotto chairs the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Ethisphere Magazine's 2015 "Attorneys Who Matter," Crain's New York Business "Lawyer Goes into the Breach," SC Magazine's "Women of Influence," and as "The Queen of Breach" in the New York Super Lawyers Magazine. Sotto is the editor and lead author of Privacy and Data Security Law Deskbook. She has represented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, and has advised the Serbian government on global data protection law. Currently, Sotto is co-chair of the International Privacy Law Committee of the New York Bar Association, chair of the New York Privacy Officers' Forum, and is a former member of the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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  • Robert Villanueva
    Executive Vice President, Q6 Cyber and Founder of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Division of the US Secret Service
    Villanueva spent 25 years in the U.S. Secret Service, where he specialized in transnational cybercrimes, access device fraud, network intrusions and identity theft data breaches affecting the private sector. He served in both investigative and undercover capacities around the world. Villanueva founded the U.S. Secret Service's Cyber Intelligence Section and headed the Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force. He has conducted extensive research into computer botnets and malware development attributed to foreign actors, and has led numerous projects in partnership with Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University and private companies. Presently, Villanueva advises the boards of directors at Florida International University, the Florida International Security Association, Florida International Bankers Association and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. He currently serves as executive vice president of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Division at cybersecurity firm Q6 Cyber.
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  • Mark Gelhardt
    AVP, Cyber Risk Remediation at US Bank/Elavon
    Over 35 years of experience in providing Executive Level management in the Information Technology field as a CIO, CSO, and CISO. Currently Mark is the Director Global PCI Security and Compliance for US Bank/Elavon - US Bank is the fifth largest bank in the US and Elavon is the fourth largest credit card processor. As former CIO/CISO of the White House, Gelhardt supported President Clinton, the VP, the White House Staff, and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications. Mark started his working career in the Army and retired as a Colonel (select). Mark held command and staff positions in fields including Intelligence, Communications, Incident Response, Information Technology, and Information Security. Since retiring from the service Mark has held positions such as; CIO/CSO for World Airways - the largest US wide body long-hall charter airline, Deputy CIO (over Global Operations) and CISO for InterCall - the world's largest conferencing company, CISO for TravelClick - a Software as a Service (SaaS) company in the hospitality/hotel space, and Acting/Interim CISO for the Georgia Lottery and NCR.
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  • Lee Kim
    Director of Privacy and Security, HIMSS
    At HIMSS, Kim serves as an analyst, information privacy and cybersecurity professional and liaison. Kim is an AV-rated attorney in healthcare and intellectual property law with more than 10 years of legal experience. She is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Kim is a member of the SANS Institute Securing the Human Healthcare advisory board, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Working Group, the International Association of Privacy Professionals and (ISC)². She is a member of the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Council Executive Writers Bureau and has served as a key Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector representative of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan Working Group.
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  • Steven Teppler
    Attorney; Bitcoin/Blockchain Expert, Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.
    Teppler has practiced law since 1981 and now leads the firm's electronic discovery and technology based litigation practice. His practice focus is on electronic discovery, including production, preservation, and spoliation matters, and he advises clients about risk, liability, and compliance issues unique to information governance. His experience includes litigation matters, both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, as well as probate and family law disputes where electronic discovery is critically implicated. Nationally, Teppler is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's IoT Committee, a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, a founder and co-chair of the American Bar Association's IoT National Institute as well as the American Bar Association's National Institute on Electronic Discovery and Information Governance, and a contributing author of the ANSI X9F4 trusted timestamp guideline standards for the financial industry. Steven holds six patents in the field of content authentication and is the founder and CEO of a content authentication provider.
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  • Michael Daniel
    President, Cyber Threat Alliance, and Former Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President
    Michael Daniel currently serves as the president of the Cyber Threat Alliance. Previous to that role he was the cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the President on the National Security Council staff. In this position Daniel led the development and implementation of the three-part national cybersecurity strategy and policy: raising the level of U.S. cyber defenses in the public and private sectors over both the short and long-term; deterring and disrupting malicious cyber-activity aimed at the U.S. or its allies; and improving the U.S.'s ability to respond to and recover from cyber-incidents when they occur. Daniel played a lead role in crafting the government's response to cyber-incidents, such as the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management and Russian efforts to meddle in the U.S. electoral process. He also ensured that the federal government effectively worked with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations to achieve its strategic goals. Prior to joining the National Security Staff, Michael served for 17 years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). From September 2001 to June 2012, he served as the Chief of the Intelligence Branch, National Security Division, in a career Senior Executive Service position.
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  • Brijesh Datta
    EVP & CISO, Reliance Jio
    <p>As the executive vice president and CISO at Reliance Jio, Datta manages security for all the company's vertical markets. Datta has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications, IT, and information security. He was a former army officer who was instrumental in defining cybersecurity practices for the Indian Army in the late 1990s.</p>
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  • Sunil Varkey
    CISO, Wipro Limited
    Sunil Varkey is Wipro's Chief Information Security Officer for its global IT business. He has over 22 years of IT and Information Assurance Leadership experience with banking, telecom, ITES and manufacturing businesses in US, Middle East & India. Along with his Bachelor's degree in Electronics engineering with an M.B.A (Investments), he is also CISSP, CIPP/US, GSNA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA, ABCP, ITIL- V2 (Red Badge), and Six Sigma GB certified. He has published and presented various articles related to information assurance domain globally.
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  • Gordon Hughes
    Attorney, Davies Collison Cave
    Dr Hughes joined Davies Collison Cave as a partner in its Litigation and Commercialisation practice in 2016. He is a renowned expert in the area of intellectual property commercialisation, information technology law, eCommerce, and data protection. Dr Hughes is a former president of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Council of Australia and LAWASIA, a former chair of the Law Council's International Law Section, and current chair of LAWASIA's Business Law Section. He is also a qualified arbitrator and part-time member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
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  • Phil Marshall
    Chief Research Officer - Tolaga Research
    Phil Marshall is the Chief Research Officer of Tolaga, where he leads its thought leadership for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and mobile industry research. Before founding Tolaga, Dr. Marshall was an Executive at Yankee Group for nine years, and most recently led its service provider technology research globally. He serves on the advisory boards of several start-up companies and was a non-Executive board member of Antone Wireless, which was acquired by Westell in 2012. Marshall has over 20 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. He spent many years working in various engineering operations, research and strategic planning roles for Verizon International, Telecom New Zealand and BHP New Zealand Steel. He has a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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  • Christopher Carr
    Attorney General, State of Georgia
    Carr was sworn into office as Georgia's 54th Attorney General on November 1, 2016. Governor Nathan Deal appointed Carr as Attorney General to fill a vacancy created by the departure of former Attorney General Sam Olens to become president of Kennesaw State University. Carr serves on Georgia's Judicial Nominating Commission, the body charged with reviewing and recommending judicial appointments. He was appointed to the Commission in 2011 by Governor Deal. To date, the Commission has filled more than 100 judicial vacancies statewide. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Atlanta Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Carr previously served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) under Governor Deal from November 2013 to November 2016. As Commissioner, Carr led the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment in Georgia through business recruitment, retention and expansion, international trade and tourism, as well as the arts, film and music industries.
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  • Michael Zweiback
    Partner and Co-Founder, Zweiback Fiset & Coleman LLP
    Michael Zweiback is a co-founder of the firm which specializes in white collar criminal defense, litigation and trial practice, international arbitration and cyber security. Previously having served as an Assistant US Attorney in California and Chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section in the Central District, he investigated and prosecuted cyber crimes including computer intrusions and the theft of intellectual property. Zweiback also previously served as the Deputy Chief of the Terrorism & Organized Crime section supervising National Security investigations. He also participates in The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security's Active Defense Task Force, which has tasked itself with developing best practices for business and government in addressing cyber threats.
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  • Apurva Jain
    Commercial Team Lead, Darktrace
    <p>Apurva Jain is a Regional Sales Manager at Darktrace. With the rapid adoption of Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System technology, Jain has been instrumental in developing the business in India. She has over 3 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, focusing on managing and growing revenues and building brands. Before Darktrace, she worked with Wipro and Ericsson. Jain has a degree of A B.Tech in Computers and Communications from LNMIIT and a MBA from IIM Shillong.</p>
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  • Margaret Reid
    Senior Vice President of Risk Services, Visa
    Margaret Reid currently serves as Senior Vice President at Visa. Responsible for North America Risk Services, she oversees a team dedicated to payment security. With more than 20 years at Visa, specializing in Risk, Reid has been at the forefront of payment fraud prevention from the infancy of electronic payment fraud.
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  • Alex Mosher
    Vice President of Security Strategy, CA Technologies
    Alex Mosher, global vice president, CA Technologies As global vice president of CA Technologies, Mosher is responsible for CA's cybersecurity strategy and go-to-market plan and execution. Working to align CA's cybersecurity solutions and portfolio with customer requirements and objectives, Mosher leads a team that works to develop and implement action plans that enable customers to take control of security, identities, access and information across platforms and devices. Mosher joined CA in 2007. As a 20-year information technology industry veteran, he has amassed hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of the business, including sales and marketing, development and deployment services.
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  • Kevin Flynn
    Global Director of Products, Skybox Security
    Kevin Flynn is currently Director of Products at Skybox. Prior to joining Skybox Security in August 2016, Flynn was Director of Product Marketing at Blue Coat Systems. With over 25 years of experience in high tech, he has been involved in cyber security technologies for over 15 of those years. His high tech experience started at Apple Computer where he was a product manager in Apple's Advanced Technology Group. Flynn then spent over a dozen years at Cisco as a product manager and marketing manager in their security technology organization. After leaving Cisco, he moved over to Fortinet for three years before joining Blue Coat in 2013. Flynn is a frequent speaker on cyber security topics at conferences worldwide and has authored numerous articles on cyber security issues.
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  • Brian Jeffords
    Director of Identity Management and Cybersecurity Services, Boeing
    Brian Jeffords is the director of the identity, access management and cyber security services organization for the Boeing Company. In this role, he is responsible for strengthening enterprise access controls and improving threat monitoring and detection capabilities. Having spent the last 16 years at Boeing Information Technology, Jeffords previously led the Cyber Intelligence Tools organization where he was responsible for developing and deploying cyber threat detection tools to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Prior to that, he was the chief of staff to the CIO, responsible for the overall health of the IT organization specifically focusing on strategic planning and execution.
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  • Benjamin Dean
    President, Iconoclast Tech; Fmr Fellow for Cyber Security and Internet Governance, Columbia SIPA
    Benjamin Dean has worked at the intersection of technology, economics and public policy for the past decade. He is presently a Technology Exchange Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington DC. Dean was previously a Fellow for Cyber Security and Internet Governance at Columbia University in New York. He also spent time as a policy analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, among other positions located in countries spanning the world.
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  • Jimmy Lummis
    Associate Director of Cyber Security, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Jimmy Lummis is currently the associate director of cyber security at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He leads the Georgia Institute of Technology cybersecurity team. Lummis' major responsibilities include leadership of cybersecurity operations, engineering, security policy and regulatory compliance, and education and awareness. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Lummis spent his entire career in the field of Information Security as a security consultant and advisor working for Ernest & Young LLP, Oracle, and the State of Georgia.
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  • Maria Ramirez
    Head Deputy, Cyber Crime Division, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
    Maria Ramirez is the head deputy district attorney of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's (LADA) Cyber Crime Division. She currently supervises 11 attorneys and 19 investigators, and oversees the investigation and prosecution of cyber-related crime, including identity theft, credit card fraud, computer intrusions and child exploitation over the internet. Under her leadership, the division has expanded in recent years to include county and community cyber investigation response teams to address the increase in cyber-related crime against the L.A. County departments and small to medium size businesses. The division also works closely with the FBI's Business Email Compromise (BEC) task force and the U. S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. Ramirez is on the advisory board of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI) and is the chair of the LADA Fraud Inter-Bureau Working Group. Recently, she received the 2015 Prosecutor of the Year award from the California District Attorney Investigator's Association for her work in cybercrime prosecutions.
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  • Bryce Austin
    fmr Sr Group Manager and Retail Technology Program Lead at Target during the 2013 breach
    Bryce Austin is a leading voice on emerging technology and cybersecurity issues. With more than 10 years of experience as a chief information officer and chief information security officer, he actively advises the boards of companies in industries as diverse as financial services, retail, healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries. Austin holds a CISM certification and is known as a thought leader, cybersecurity expert and internationally recognized public speaker. He started his technology career on a Commodore 64 computer and a cassette tape drive.
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  • Mayra Koury
    VP, Central Operations, Tech Credit Union
    In her current role as VP of central operations, Mayra Koury is responsible for the management, service and sales support of the credit union's centralized member service and electronic funds transfer operations center. Having built her career at Tech CU, she has held various positions since she joined in 1996, including card services manager, EFT services manager and assistant vice president of Central Operations. She is certified as an accredited ACH professional, holds NACHA accreditation and is a member of her family's foundation, The June & Julian Foss Foundation.
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  • Ed O'Neill
    Assistant Vice President, Secure Payments Leadership Team, Federal Reserve
    Ed O'Neill joined the Federal Reserve in January 2016 as Assistant Vice President of Secure Payments. In this role, he is responsible for the design, development and implementation of key elements of the Federal Reserve's payment security strategy to reduce fraud risk and advance the safety, security and resiliency of the U.S. payment system. O'Neill also supports the 170+ member Secure Payments Task Force in meeting its objectives and serves as the Federal Reserve's liaison for the Task Force's Information Sharing and Data Protection work groups. Having begun his career as a business analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, O'Neill moved on to spend nine years at Discover Financial Services in various leadership roles where he was responsible for managing fraud operations, data security compliance, account data compromise investigations and risk management teams across Discover Network, Diners Club International and PULSE. From 2006 to 2014, he also served as a brand representative on technical work groups and the management committee of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council before rejoining the Federal Reserve in 2016.
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  • Ian Yip
    Chief Technology Officer - Asia Pacific, McAfee; former Director of Cybersecurity, Ernst & Young
    In addition to his current role as director of cybersecurity for Ernst & Young, Ian Yip has held a variety of leadership, advisory, sales, marketing, product management, consulting, and technical roles across Europe and Asia Pacific in some of the world's leading companies, including Ernst & Young, IBM, CA Technologies and NetIQ. In addition to being a published author, Yip has built, led and managed teams with multimillion dollar sales, operational and delivery targets, defined and executed go-to-market strategies based on market analysis & needs, set corporate and product strategy, brought new products to market, delivered major cyber-transformation programs & engagements, delivered keynote presentations at industry & corporate events, been interviewed and quoted in the media, and contributed articles to a variety of publications.
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  • Kay Lam-MacLeod
    Principal, Idealaw
    Kay Lam-Macleod has been practising IT law for more than 15 years. Currently, she advises start-ups and SMEs offering IT-related services in a variety of industries on the commercialisation and exploitation of technology, the protection of IP, the IP-related aspects of major projects and transactions, and related areas such as confidentiality, privacy and data protection regulation. She also assists clients with the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of a range of technology-related agreements, such as licensing, development, and collaboration agreements.
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  • Ben Chung
    CISO, NTT Communications
    Ben Chung currently serves as CISO for NTT Communications. Prior to NTT, Chung was Head of Security Assurance for Amazon Web Services. He alsod is credited as a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance in Australia. The Cloud Security Alliance Australia Chapter (CSA-AU) is a 800+ member, not-for-profit organisation with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing.
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  • Seth Walters
    Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute
    Seth Walters is a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. For more than 15 years, he has addressed high-performance computing, cryptography, and cybersecurity. Walters' work has been used to assist cyberthreat detection in utilities and critical infrastructure, improve statistical data mining and advance the state of the art of applied high performance computing.
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  • Denyette DePierro
    VP & Senior Counsel - Center for Payments & Cybersecurity, American Bankers Association
    <p>DePierro joined the American Bankers Association in March 2008. Prior to joining the ABA, DePierro was Legislative Counsel of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) in Washington, D.C., and the California Independent Bankers in Newport Beach, Calif. At the ABA, DePierro focuses on the state, federal and international regulation of technology, cybersecurity, privacy, data security and emerging trends in banking, including fintech, blockchain, internet of things (IOT), artificial intelligence and social media.</p>
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  • Nicole Eagan
    CEO, Darktrace
    As chief executive officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has positioned the company as an international leader in cyber defense. she was named 'Woman of the Year' at the 2016 Cyber Security Awards for successfully introducing disruptive machine learning technology to the global market. Her extensive career as a technology executive includes over 25 years of commercial and marketing experience. An expert in developing and executing strategies for high-growth businesses, Eagan helped Darktrace secure $65 million in Series C funding from KKR and led the company to 600% year-on-year growth. Under her leadership, Darktrace's innovative approach to cyber security has won over 20 awards, including World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.
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  • Mike Spanbauer
    Vice President of Research and Strategy, NSS Labs
    As vice president of security test & advisory Mike Spanbauer is a recognized leader in security and infrastructure technologies. He leads the analyst team in creating research that combines years of testing experience with quantitative analysis of the world's leading security companies, products and markets. In addition to running the research organization, Spanbauer also advises clients on how best to address today's cybersecurity threats. Prior to joining NSS, he was service director at Current Analysis, managing the Business Technology and Software group which monitored, analyzed, and advised on application platforms, collaboration platforms, data center technology, enterprise mobility technology, enterprise networking, enterprise security, and unified communications and contact centers. Previously, he spent nearly 15 years at Hewlett-Packard where he established and managed competitive intelligence programs networking hardware and in network management software.
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  • Matthew Braverman
    Supervisory Special Agent, Washington Field Office, FBI
    Matthew Braverman is a supervisory special agent (SSA) at the FBI's Washington Field Office. His squad is responsible for investigating complex state-sponsored computer intrusions targeting organizations within DC and Northern Virginia. SSA Braverman began his career with the FBI in 2007, in the Buffalo field office, investigating a variety of cyber crime. Prior to the FBI, he worked as a program manager within Microsoft's anti-malware team.
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  • Barak Feldman
    SVP, PAM and Identity Security, Cyberark
    Barak Feldman is a national director for the privileged account security solution portfolio at CyberArk Software. He joined CyberArk in 2001 and has held several sales and technical roles including managing the system engineering group in the Americas. Feldman brings deep technical and business background to his role at CyberArk, with more than 15 years of experience in designing and implementing security and compliance solutions at many of the Fortune 500 and at various federal agencies. He has in-depth technical knowledge related to the most crucial areas of information security, including regulatory compliance, policy management and access management, specifically with the current threats surrounding privileged access to the highest-risk assets within the enterprise.
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  • Brian Soldato
    Senior Director of Product Management, NSS Labs
    As senior director of product management at NSS Labs, Brian Soldato currently leads product management, driving both the product vision and strategy. Prior to joining NSS Labs, he led product management teams for various SIEM & behavioral analytics solutions, including Intel Security's SIEM product line. At Intel, Soldato was directly responsible for the product's vision, strategy and partner alliances. Brian is also the author of the security blog ThreatTake (www.threattake.com or Twitter @ThreatTake)
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  • Krishna Sastry Pendyala
    Exec. Dir., Cyber Security Incident Response & Digital Forensic Service, PwC
    Mr Krishna Sastry Pendyala currently serves as Executive Director, Advisory, Forensic Technology Services, PwC India. His prior experience includes Global Head, Fraud Management & Digital Forensics for Tata Consultancy Services, 23 years with Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India as Forensic Scientist and handled a large number of Cyber Investigations of national and international importance. Sasty's core area of expertise includes off-line & online Digital Forensic investigations, Cyber security breach investigation, Incident response Management, Malware analysis and e-discovery. Through INTERPOL General Secretariat, Lyons & national central bureau (INTERPOL) India, Sastry as a subject matter expert trained Law Enforcement officials of more than 95 countries in Asia, Africa and Pacific regions in Electronic Fraud & cyber-crime investigations and Digital Forensics.
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  • Sethu S Raman
    CRO, MphasiS
    Sethu S Raman is a Senior Risk Management Professional with 23 years of Strategic and Operational Risk experience in Financial & IT Sectors, and across different geographies. Managing risk in its manifold manifestation and converting risk into an opportunity is his motto. Presently he is the Chief Risk Officer at Mphasis and has a global responsibility. As a CRO he has pioneered the implementation of the ERM framework and has elevated risk discussion to the board level. Apart from managing the key risks, he has also ensured that a risk culture is embedded within the organization. Prior to this he has been with CSC, Reserve Bank of India and is a veteran from Indian Army. In addition to few assignments in US and Australia, Sethu has been a guest faculty to some of the renowned training institutions. He has been the Program Director of ISACA-Hyderabad Chapter in the past and is presently the Chairperson of ASIS - Bangalore Chapter.
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  • Naavi Vijayashankar
    Cyber Law Expert
    Naavi Vijayshankar is an Information Assurance consultant. Though not a lawyer, he is a pioneer and an acknowledged expert in the field of Cyber Laws. Vijayshankar is an accomplished author and has led an effort toward mass awareness of Cyber Law. He is also a visiting/guest faculty at Nalsar University in Hyderabad, the School of Excellence-National Law School in Bangalore as well as KLE Soceity's Law College in Bangalore and Hubli, JSS College in Mysore . He was also involved in the training of TN Police in Cyber Crimes and assisting the Police in Cyber Evidence Collection and Management. He is the founder secretary of Cyber Society of India, Founder Trustee of International Institute of Information Technology Law, and Founder Chairman of Digital Society Foundation.
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  • Catherine Buhler
    CISO, BlueScope Steel
    Catherine Buhler currently serves as CISO of BlueScope Steel. In that capacity, she is responsible for ensuring the protection of BlueScope's sensitive information and assets against cyber threats and extrusion. BlueScope is Australia's largest flat steel production company with over 100 manufacturing plants in 17 countries. Having begun her career as a teacher, she took up her first ICT role in network operations with the National Australia Bank. From there Buhler held a variety of roles across Services Management and Marketing, Business Analysis, and Project and Program Management. In 2014 she took up a senior role in Telstra's Security Operations responsible for setting the strategic direction and leadership of the 40 strong team delivering Vulnerability Services, Secure Coding, PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and ISO/IEC 27001 Compliance and the development and maintenance of Telstra's Information Security Standards.
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  • Allen O'Rourke
    Cybersecurity Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
    As an attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, specializing in clients affected by data breaches and cyber-attacks, Allen O'Rourke counsels clients' legal and information security teams on investigating and remediating a breach, interfacing with law enforcement and ensuring compliance with applicable data breach laws and regulations. In addition to incident response, O'Rourke defends clients facing government, regulatory and consumer class actions as well as other litigation arising from data breaches. Prior to joining Womble Carlyle, O'Rourke was a Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. He conducted numerous investigations into corporate data breaches, business email compromise schemes, "dark web" criminal forums, money laundering using Bitcoin, terrorist use of the Internet, and other cybercrime. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2008, O'Rourke clerked for the Honorable Anita Brody on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the Honorable Allyson Duncan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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  • Roger Applewhite
    Board Member, Electronic Funds Transfer Association & Secure Remote Payments Council
    Applewhite is a 20-year veteran of the payments industry. In addition to serving as a member of the board of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association and the Secure Remote Payments Council, Applewhite also is vide president of strategic initiatives at MagTek and chief operating officer of Magensa, MagTek's card payments processing subsidiary.
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  • Brian Harrell
    Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Brian Harrell was appointed by the President of the United States in December 2018 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security's Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. He now serves as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the newly renamed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Harrell is the former Managing Director of Enterprise Security at the Duke Energy Corporation. He is also the former Director of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), where he was charged with helping protect North America's electric grid from physical and cyber attacks. Harrell has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.
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  • Jon Clay
    Director, Global Threat Communications, Trend Micro
    Clay is the director of global threat communications for Trend Micro's core technology and threat marketing. He is responsible for managing content creation, marketing messages and training. He is a public speaker for all of the different core technologies within Trend Micro, as well as threat research and intelligence. Clay has been with Trend Micro for 17 years and has held roles such as sales engineer, sales engineering manager, training manager and product marketing manager for SMB prior to taking over this role within global marketing. He has a background in electrical engineering with emphasis in computer engineering and has been working in the technology industry for more than 26 years. This experience has given him an excellent technical background and understanding of the security requirements of businesses, as well as an excellent understanding of the threat landscape.
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  • Subhash Subramaniam
    CISO, ICICI Bank
    Subhash Subramaniam currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for ICICI Group - responsible for ICICI Bank and all its Group companies in India and internationally. He started his career with National Stock Exchange (NSE) as part of core team which built & rolled out India's first electronic exchange trading platform. In 1997, he setup a technology startup specializing in web applications, e-commerce portals and eLearning solutions. He expanded the operations with development centers in Mumbai & Pune and clients spread across the world. After achieving scale, Subramaniam sold off the business to join ICICI Bank gaining rich banking experience in diverse roles - Treasury Operations, Technology, Risk Management and Information Security.
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  • Dr. Sanjay Bahl
    Director General - CERT-In
    <p> Bahl is currently director general at CERT-In. He has been providing consultancy in the areas of governance, risk, compliance, security, privacy, forensics, investigation and fraud management to national level projects in India. Prior to CERT-In, he was the chief security officer for Microsoft Corporation in India where he was responsible for interaction with the government, academia, key strategic accounts and the CXO community with respect to Microsoft's security policy. Prior to joining Microsoft, Bahl was the global CSO of TCS where he established an enterprise-wide converged security environment and effectively addressed risk management and security across the organization worldwide. He has also worked with academic and professional communities as well as government groups to enhance their awareness of comprehensive security models. He has been in the IT industry since 1984 with experience in various areas. Bahl is and has been a member of various security committees at national and international level.</p>
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  • Sean Keef
    Global Sales Enablement, Skybox
    Sean Keef is a security technology professional with a passion for teaching and a talent for simplifying difficult concepts. His career in networking and security spans 3 decades and has brought him in contact with a vast array of financial, manufacturing, retail and technology companies. Prior to Skybox, Keef held roles as a Sales Engineer, Technical Evangelist, Educator and Consultant in several startups as well long stint with IBM.
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  • Wes Dobry
    Principal Security Architect, Agari
    Dobry is a seasoned security expert in designing and building enterprise solutions. With more than 15 years of experience securing networks, infrastructure and services, he continues to assist companies with rebuilding the trust in email and ensuring their name and brands are protected from those with malicious intent. At Agari, he provides technical solutions to immensely difficult problems, such as identifying and preventing advanced phishing attacks. Previously, Dobry manages teams implementing technologies designed and focused around securing and maintaining the enterprise computing environments.
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  • Giovanni Vigna
    Co-founder and CTO, Lastline
    Vigna has been researching and developing security technology for more than 20 years, working on malware analysis, web security, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara and is the director of the Computer Security Group at UCSB. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including peer-reviewed papers in journals, conferences, and workshops, a book on intrusion correlation, and (as an editor) a book on mobile code security. Vigna has been the program chair of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID 2003), of the ISOC Symposium on Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS 2009), and of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (in 2010 and 2011). He is known for organizing and running an annual inter-university Capture The Flag (iCTF) hacking contest that involves dozens of institutions and hundreds of students around the world. Vigna also leads the Shellphish Hacking Team, the longest-running team playing at DefCon's CTF.
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  • Erik Devine
    CISO, Riverside Healthcare
    Erik Devine is the Chief Information Security Officer at Riverside Healthcare. He is responsible for all corporate cyber security initiatives, including compliance, technology, forensics, and security awareness training. Having earned an MBA with a concentration in Information Security, Devine started his career in 1994 in the finance industry, and moved into healthcare in 2011. He has presented at venues such as Gartner, HIMSS, Security Analyst Summit and Becker's Review and has contributed multiple publications regarding information security specifically in healthcare.
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  • Sumeet Mathur
    Vice President, Software Engineering, CA Technologies
    Sumeet Mathur is Vice President, Software Engineering leading the product development for Cybersecurity suite of products for CA Technologies. Sumeet has 22 years of experience in building teams & software at scale in Cloud, Automation, Big Data and Cybersecurity domains in US and India and have had leadership roles across companies such as CA Technologies, Cisco Systems and Nortel. Sumeet also holds multiple patents in his name.
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  • Sean Brady
    Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Arbor Networks
    Currently, serving as Sr. Director, Product Marketing for Arbor Networks, the Security Division of NETSCOUT., Sean Brady is a 16-year veteran of the cybersecurity space, spanning disciplines from DDoS and Networking to Identity, Anti-Fraud, and Advanced Threat. Brady previously led Marketing and Product Management for Vorstack, a security automation and collaboration solution. Prior to Vorstack, Sean spent nearly 9 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC, setting roadmap and go-to-market directions for RSA's anti-fraud, identity, and data protection solutions.
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  • Peter Beardmore
    Director of Digital Risk Management Solutions, RSA
    Peter Beardmore currently serves as Director of Digital Risk Management Solutions for RSA . His responsibilities include development of corporate messaging, market insights, and thought leadership. He also handles marketing and communications for the RSA Risk and Cybersecurity Practice. Previously, Beardmore instituted and led the global product marketing practice at Kaspersky Labs. He helped establish Kaspersky as a security brand in The Americas and his efforts contributed to rapid, global growth of the organization's consumer and commercial businesses. Beardmore began his career in the US Army, serving in capacities including tank platoon leader and communications company executive officer. He later held a variety of sales, marketing, and business development positions at Cabletron Systems, Enterasys Networks, and Colubris Networks. In an earlier tenure at RSA, Beardmore led product and solutions marketing for public sector. He also serves as chairman of the Security for Business Innovation Council, an organization of security executives from Global 100 enterprises who collaborate to develop thought leadership content on top issues for risk and cybersecurity leaders.
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  • Stuart Mort
    Director of Cybersecurity, Optus
    Stuart Mort is Director of Cyber Security for Optus. Mort is responsible for leading discussions with and within customers on security strategy and direction, in order to aid customers in improving their security baseline. Prior to Optus, Mort was Vice President of Information Security at Oracle. Serving a tenure of over 12 years, he led Information Security across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin American regions. In this capacity, Mort also headed the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Security team and the Global Investigations and Forensics team.
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  • Mark Doepel
    Cyber Insurance Attorney and Partner, Sparke Helmore; Chairman and Director, Lloyd's Australia Ltd.
    Mark Doepel currently serves as Partner at Sparke Helmore and Chairman and Director for Lloyd's Australia. Before joining Sparke Helmore, Doepel worked for a leading international insurance law practice in London. He was also a partner at an international law firm for six years, working in Sydney, and a partner for two years at an Australian based firm.
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  • Avinash Prasad
    VP & Business Head, Managed Security Services, Tata Communications
    Prasad brings more than 13 years of security and risk management experience to Tata Communications where he heads the global practice and business area of managed security service. He has a multi-functional focus on customer management, practice and solution development, business development, innovation and partnership. Prior to this, Prasad has led the creation and building of security practices in the areas of managed security services and advanced security services in Wipro, followed by a role leading the information and cyber risk management practice for Infosys. Prasad has had hands-on experience in building integrated security solutions across infrastructure, application and process (GRC) stacks. He has extensive experience with working with leading security technology players while driving alliances & hosted security services for Wipro ESS. Prasad holds a B. Tech from IIT, Delhi and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
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  • Philippe Alcoy
    Cyber Security Technologist, APAC, Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT
    Philippe Alcoy currently serves as APAC Security Technologies for Arbor Networks, where he works across the research, strategy and pre-sales of Arbor's threat detection, investigation and mitigation solutions for service provides and enterprises in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Arbor, he spent over 15 years in technical leadership and management roles for vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and compliance monitoring vendors in Europe and Asia.
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  • Emma Mohan-Satta
    Fraud Prevention Consultant, Kaspersky Lab
    As Fraud Prevention Consultant for Kaspersky Lab, Emma Mohan-Satta provides insight and experience for the growing Kaspersky Fraud Prevention product line in Europe. Kaspersky Fraud Prevention protects online and mobile banking from emergent threats using a combination of Machine Learning and latest fraud expertise. Mohan-Satta has been working in fraud prevention for the past decade since graduating from University of Warwick, with the majority of that time spent in financial services. Immediately prior to joining Kaspersky Lab she worked at American Express and its subsidiaries developing an extensive background in various fraud prevention domains.
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  • Jason Garbis
    Vice President of Products, Cryptzone
    <p>Jason Garbis is Vice President of Products for Cryptzone, where he's responsible for the company's product strategy and product management. Garbis has over 25 years of experience with technology vendors, including roles in engineering, professional services, product management, and marketing. Jason joined Cryptzone from RSA, and holds a CISSP certification.</p>
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  • Vesta Matveeva
    Principal Digital Forensics Expert, Group-IB
    Vesta Matveeva is an acting digital forensics expert, specializing in computer crime investigations, digital research, forensic investigation, and incident response. She has the experience of working closely with both local and global law enforcement agencies to do research and collect digital evidence that would help to find cybercriminals and bring them to justice. Matveeva is also an author and co-author of multiple scientific articles, training courses, computer forensics teaching methods, and cybersecurity tips.
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  • Scott Ramsey
    Managing Director of Cybersecurity and Resiliency Consulting, FIS
    Currently serving as Managing Director of Cybersecurity and Resiliency Consulting for FIS, Scott Ramsey is responsible for setting the direction and focus of consulting services. A technology industry veteran, he also held senior-level strategy roles at several of the largest global consulting firms including: IBM, E&Y, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. His areas of specialization include Enterprise Cloud Solutions including Business Continuity, Cloud Storage and Data Management, Enterprise Risk Mitigation, Enterprise Resiliency, Managed Services, IT Optimization, Product Marketing, Portfolio Management, Brand Management, Marketing Communications, Channel Marketing, Press and Analyst Relations, Business Development, Corporate Strategy, Product Strategy, Alliance & Channel Management.
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  • Tim Francis
    Vice President and Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance, Travelers Business Insurance
    As a Vice President, Tim Francis leads Travelers' Business Insurance Management and Professional Liability initiatives. He also serves as the Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance. In this latter role, Francis has oversight of all of the company's cyber product management, including products for businesses of all sizes, public entities, and technology firms. Francis served as co-chair of the NetDiligence Conference and has spoken at numerous other conferences on the evolution of cyber risk and how businesses can protect against them. Additionally, he is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and has served as Chairman of the Hartford Chapter. He is a participant in the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group (CIDAWG), an ongoing private-public engagement that is examining how a cyber incident data repository could help meet the information requirements of insurers, CISOs, and other cybersecurity professionals.
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  • Kevin Donovan
    Vice President of Sales for the Americas, BioCatch
    Kevin Donovan currently serves as VP of Sales for BioCatch in the Americas. Prior to joining BioCatch, Donovan spent 15 years building and scaling new products and markets in the cybersecurity industry. He helped grow VASCO into the leader in two-factor authentication and founded nJUVO, a security startup that protects business payments from fraud.
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  • Sam Elliott
    Director of Security Product Management, Bomgar
    As director of security product management at Bomgar, Elliott leads a team of product managers responsible for developing strategy and defining, managing and launching new cybersecurity product suites and offerings. Prior to joining Bomgar, he held similar positions at BMC Software and Numara Software.
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  • Phil Cole
    Team Leader, Security Operations, AusCERT
    Phil manages security operations and incident response for the University of Queensland, and supports AusCERT operations to provide incident response services and advice to AusCERT members. AusCERT is a leading Cyber Emergency Response Team for Australia and provides information security services and advice to its members. Phil's role within AusCERT is focused is on improving business outcomes by finding the right balance between security and usability, and minimising the impact of incidents when they happen. Phil is passionate about helping stakeholders improve their information security and their ability to respond to incidents. Phil's previous roles include working as a Biomedical Engineer in a wide range of different roles including medical ICT systems, medical device management and maintenance, patient safety investigations and health technology procurement. He also managed technology for a Human Factors research group and usability testing lab.
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  • Paul Bjerke
    Vice President, Fraud and Identity Strategy, LexisNexis
    Paul Bjerke leads the Fraud and Identity Management strategy for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this capacity, he is tasked with setting the longer-term fraud solution framework, leveraging the company's vast data repository, analytic linking capabilities and proprietary high-powered technology, HPCC Systems. He has specialized in the area of fraud and risk for over 20 years in such notable companies as IBM, Target and US Bank.
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  • Y.V. Ramana Murthy
    GM & Group CISO, State Bank of India
    Y.V. Ramana Murthy currently serves as General Manager and Group CISO for the State Bank of India. After a lengthy career in the Indian Air Force, he joined the State Bank of India, where he has acted in a number of capacities critical to the security operations of the organization.
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  • Mike Fowler
    Vice President, Professional Services, DF Labs
    As a former Police Detective and U.S. Air Force veteran, Mike Fowler has over two decades leading teams in the fields of cyber security, forensic investigations and instruction in both a Corporate and Law Enforcement environment. Currently serving as DF Labs' Vice President of Professional Services, he is responsible for leading the services team's expansion into the United States in support of the industry leading "IncMan", a collaborative security orchestration and automated response platform for the management and response to security incidents,
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  • Noam Jolles
    Senior Intelligence Specialist, Diskin Advanced Technologies
    Having almost two decades of experience in intelligence operations, training and designing of new approaches and methods, Dr. Noam Jolles-Ichner currently directs Intelligence research and development at Diskin Advanced technologies (DAT). A young Israeli cyber security company. Her focus is specifically on shortening the time between weak signals and response, therefore extending attack kill chain to yield predictive and adaptive cyber security.
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  • Ed Amoroso
    Founder and CEO, TAG Cyber; former Senior Vice President and CISO, AT&T
    Dr. Ed Amoroso is currently Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of companies across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016.
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  • David Hahn
    Vice President and CISO, Hearst
    David Hahn is the head of Corporate Information Security and Risk for the Hearst Corp., a media parent company for brands such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN. At Hearst, Hahn leads initiatives focused on cloud computing (SAS and public cloud). Prior to Hearst, Hahn led the CyberFraud strategy team at Intuit, where he managed the Security Operations group for products such as TurboTax, Quicken, Mint and QuickBooks. He also spent many years at Wells Fargo, where he headed up all security for Wellsfargo.com, at the time the largest online banking site.
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  • Jackie Castelli
    Senior Product Manager, CrowdStrike
    Jackie Castelli, CISSP, has over 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. At CrowdStrike, she is responsible for educating the market about the Falcon platform, CrowdStrike's next-generation endpoint protection solution. Prior to CrowdStrike, Castelli worked as director of technical marketing, focused on endpoint and management security solutions for Intel Security. She has also served in technical roles in pre-sales, IT and support.
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  • Prasanna Lohar
    Head-IT, DCB Bank
    Prasanna Lohar currently serves as Innovation Head & Technical Architect at DCB Bank. As part of DCB's Digital Transformation, he is closely associated with new & latest technology assimilation, experimentation, innovative customer servicing & engagement, robust architecture implementation, Fintech & Startup alignment, open innovation practices, collaboration with other Banks on Blockchain initiatives. Prior to this role at DCB, he was Digital Bank Head and was a part of various deliveries like India's first Aadhaar & Biometric enabled ATM, Straight Thru Fixed Deposit A/c Opening product - Zippi, India's first Omni-Channel Framework for Bank, Mobile banking & Mobile Apps, Internet Banking Initiative, Unified Payment Interface (UPI), Bharat Bill Payment ,API Management, Switch & Cards relevant initiatives.
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  • Jason Taule
    Chief Security Officer/Chief Privacy Officer, FEi Systems
    As FEi's Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Jason Taule is responsible for the information security, risk management, and privacy strategy, policy, and governance program for the company. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy, a member of the Homeland Security Preparation and Response Team and an active member of the HITRUST Alliance. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Howard County Economic Development Authority Technology Council, is the driving force behind the HoCo CISO In Residence program, and currently sits on the DHHS/CMS Information Security and Privacy Workgroup, the FBI Cyber Health Work Group, the US Health IT Standards Committee's Transport and Security Workgroup and is a White House invitee to the Security Policy Roundtable for the President's Precision Medicine Initiative. Prior to heading FEi's cyber initiatives, he served as CISO, CRO and CPO for a segment of a widely-respected global aerospace and defense company.
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  • Japjit Singh Sandhu
    General Manager, Security and Continuity, Bharti Airtel Ltd.
    <p>Japjit Singh Sandhu has over 19 years of experience in Information Security working across industry verticals including Telecom, Banking and ITeS. He has successfully led teams in handling security incidents leveraging skills across platforms. He is currently General Manager, Security and Continuity Group at Airtel.</p>
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  • Josh Brooks
    Director of Compliance Engineering, Oracle
    Josh Brooks currently serves as Director of Compliance Engineering for Oracle. Prior to his service to Oracle in many capacities, Brooks was a Cyber Intelligence Manager for Lockheed Martin and a Program Manager for ETS.
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  • Steven D'sa
    Director, Consulting - South East Asia, Mandiant Consulting, FireEye
    Steven D'sa currently serves as Director of Consulting for Mandiant, part of FireEye. He focuses on Incident Response, Strategic Transformations and Proactive Assessment services and provides insight to customers handling emergency incidents, transformation and continual improvement of security posture within enterprises. Prior to joining FireEye, D'sa was the Principal Security Architect for Symantec Consulting in ASEAN, Korea & India. In this role he was charged with advising security management at several large Symantec customers on information security and risk management strategies, and led teams of consultants delivering professional services related to the Information Security spectrum. He also led and managed teams transforming enterprise security, running MSSP Operations, Security Advisory Research, engineering enterprise products in his previous roles at Symantec.
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  • Ayelet Avni
    Senior Market and Offering Strategy Lead, IBM Trusteer
    Ayelet Avni, current serves as a Senior Market and Offering Strategy Lead for IBM Trusteer. In her role as an Offering Strategy Lead at IBM, she works with customers to build and drive Trusteer portfolio, an industry leading solution for cybercrime and identity protection. Prior to joining IBM, Avni held various management roles at leading companies including RSA, and Military security. She has over 20 years of experience developing successful security offerings, supported by a broad range of experience in design thinking, product strategy, engineering and product development.
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  • Craig Gibson
    Principal Threat Defense Architect, Forward-Looking Threat Research, Trend Micro
    With 18 years of project management, product development, architecture and investigations experience, Craig Gibson's is currently dedicated to researching the evolution of the threat landscape - specifically trying to understand future impacts to government, health, banking and telecom sectors. As a United Nations delegate to China, Gibson has previously spoken internationally on topics including disruptive telecommunications, 9-1-1, public safety, payment cards, the security of voice services, call center authentication (cost reduction) and criminal code issues relating to fraud and unlawful interception of communications. Additionally, he has spoken on national infrastructure security topics to diplomats visiting Canada, as well as public safety, military officials and police executives.
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  • Christopher Kruegel
    Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Lastline
    Kruegel leads their strategic direction on computer and communications security, with an emphasis on malware analysis and detection, web security and intrusion detection. He is also a professor of computer science at UC Santa Barbara and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in top computer security conferences. Kruegel regularly serves on program committees of leading computer security conferences including: Program Committee Chair of the Usenix Workshop on Large Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET, 2011); the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID, 2007); the ACM Workshop on Recurring Malcode (WORM, 2007), and the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2016).In addition, Kruegel was the head of a working group that advised the European Commission (EC) on defenses to mitigate future threats against the Internet and Europe's cyber-infrastructure.
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  • Warren Cooney
    Assistant Vice President of Claims, AXIS Insurance
    With more than 20 years of Financial Services and Insurance Industry experience, Warren Cooney is currently responsible for the Claims group at AXIS Insurance. Prior to joining AXIS in 2012, he served as a Complex Claims Director at AIG. Cooney has also spent time in Brussels, focused on insurance regulation, in the Financial Services Group of US law firm Steptoe & Johnson. Having started his Insurance career at a Commercial Insurance Brokerage, Cooney then worked in the Specialty Claims Group of Chubb and later in the Compliance Department of RBC Insurance. Additionally, he has spent time as a Senior Policy Advisor at Advocis, the financial advisors association of Canada, and in the Corporate Policy & Public Affairs Branch of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
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  • Dale Nordenberg, MD
    Executive Director, Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium
    Dale Nordenberg, M.D. is an executive director of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium. Nordenberg, a pediatrician, is also CEO of the consulting firm Novasano Health and Science and former CIO of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also co-chairs the Medical Device Security Information Sharing Council for the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
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  • Brad Antoniewicz
    Security Researcher, Cisco
    Brad Antoniewicz is a security researcher in Cisco's umbrella security research group. He is an adjunct professor teaching "Vulnerability Analysis and Exploitation" and a Hacker-in-Residence at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering. Antoniewicz is also a contributing author to the series of books: "Hacking Exposed" and "Hacking Exposed: Wireless".
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  • John Walker
    Visiting Prof., Nottingham Trent University; Advisory Board, Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), University of Kent and Fmr Royal Air Force Security and Counter Intelligence
    John Walker is a specialist providing consultancy to Middle East based organisations, government, and military clients. 22 years in Royal Air Force Security/Investigations and Counter Intelligence operations within a SCIF/Comint/Sigint environments, working alongside GCHQ, CESG, UK and US Agencies, ITSO and Systems Security Manager for CIA Accredited Systems, Visiting Professor School of Science/Technology - Nottingham Trent University [NTU], Advisory Board, Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) - University of Kent, Mentor to Tallinn University (Estonia) Masters Students Cyber Research, Practicing and Registered Expert Witness, Certified Forensics Investigator Practitioner [CFIP], Editorial Member at MedCrave Research for Forensics & Criminology, ENISA CEI Listed Expert, Editorial Member of the Cyber Security Research Institute [CRSI], Digital Forensics/Cyber Security Listed Trainer in Dubai for Certified courses, Fellow of Royal Society for the Arts [FRSA], and a Belkasoft (Digital Forensics) Partner.
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  • John Cloonan
    Head of Products, Lastline
    John Cloonan is Director of Products for Lastline with a passion for creating innovative information security solutions. Of his nearly 25 years of professional experience, he has spent more than 15 years in Information Security software development and service delivery. Cloonan has created strategies to help dozens of companies leverage their brands for marketing returns on investment, from solopreneurs to Fortune 1000 companies, and has passed on this knowledge to others as an adjunct professor.
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  • Greg Markell
    President and CEO, Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions Inc.
    Greg Markell is a leading insurance expert on the topic of cyber and privacy liability. He has advised public, private, and non-profit organizations regarding their risk transfer of organizational exposure to cyber-related losses. His career in insurance began with underwriting for a large national insurer, starting in property and casualty before quickly moving into executive and professional risk, with a focus on director's and officer's (D&O) insurance. He then moved on to join a national brokerage, focusing on specialty insurance products for financial services companies, including D&O and cyber liability. Markell left this firm as a partner in 2014 and joined a top 10 global broker, where he was a resource for his colleagues for D&O and the practice leader for cyber and privacy liability.
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  • Rohyt Belani
    Co-Founder and CEO, PhishMe
    Rohyt Belani is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in technical and senior management roles at leading cyber security companies. Prior to founding PhishMe, Belani served as the CEO of Intrepidus Group (acquired by NCC Group PLC), Managing Director at Mandiant (acquired by FireEye, Inc.) and Principal Consultant at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee). He has also served as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and is also often called upon to provide commentary and analysis on cybersecurity issues for national print and broadcast media including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, The Washington Post, The Harvard Business Review, and ABC News.
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  • Richard Conti
    Information Security Specialist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Richard Conti is currently an Information Security Specialist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he is a subject matter expert in risk management, security incident investigations, security operations center (SOC) and threat and vulnerability management. In previous roles, he has served as IT support manager, system administrator, support specialist, and security analyst in the healthcare, academic, real estate, and radio broadcasting industries over the last 15 years.
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  • Tony Goulding
    Director of Technical Product Management, Centrify
    Tony Goulding currently serves as Director of Technical Product Management at Centrify. In this role, he manages cybersecurity solutions for the company. Prior to Centrify, he held high-level sales positions at 8KMiles/Fugen and CA Technologies.
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  • Prashant Mali
    President & Founder, Cyber Law Consulting (Attorneys & Advocates)
    Mali, a leading expert in Indian cyber law, is the president and founder of Mumbai-based Cyber Law Consulting. He has more than 20 years of experience. Mali is a frequent speaker at industry events, in the media and in government circles. He is the chairman of the Cyber Law & Security Committee of the Indian National Bar Association. Mali is a visiting faculty member at various law colleges and institutions in India. He is also the author of six books in the domain.
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  • Anuj Tewari
    CISO, HCL Technologies
    Anuj Tewari currently serves as CISO for HCL Technologies. Prior to joining HCL, he was Head of Managed Cybersecurity Services and Risk Management Services at CSC. Throughout his career, Tewari has focused on cybersecurity strategy and risk management of large-scale, global service operations.
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  • Mark Eggleston
    VP, CISO and CPO, Health Partners Plans
    Eggleston is vice president, CISO and chief privacy officer at Health Partners Plans, a Philadelphia-based HMO. He leads the maturation of various security technologies and privacy initiatives and manages a business continuity and disaster recovery program. Eggleston started his professional career serving as a program manager and psychotherapist at a hospital serving children and adolescents. Later, he helped develop a HIPAA privacy and security compliance program for a geographically dispersed healthcare provider organization and later at a local health plan, before moving to his current role.
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  • Balsing Rajput
    Superintendent of Police, Cyber Division, Maharashtra Police
    Balsing Rajput currently serves as Superintendent of Police, Cyber Division, of the Maharashtra Police. Throughout his career, he has taken an avid interest in cybersecurity both in the public and private sectors. He is a sought-after resource on cybersecurity matters and is a frequent public speaker.
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  • Richard Perry
    Vice President, BioCatch
    Perry brings 15 years of experience in senior sales, global account management and sales leadership roles. Before joining BioCatch, Perry was regional sales manager & global director for banking at Vasco Data Security where he was a key contributor to substantial revenue growth and customer acquisition across key market territories including the UK, Europe and Africa. He also secured the biggest customer wins in Vasco's history and led the global account management of Vasco's largest worldwide banking customers. Previously, Perry held strategic sales roles at Thales eSecurity, cloud security pioneer MessageLabs (acquired by Symantec) and Cable & Wireless.
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  • Robert Mills
    Regional Director - US & Canada, Information Security Forum (ISF)
    Robert Mills currently serves as Regional Director for the Information Security Forum, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in information security and risk management. In his current role, he is tasked with advising organizations on how to develop and embed best practice cyber resilience to address the cyber security challenges they are facing.
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  • Tony Karam
    Senior Consultant for Identity Product Marketing, RSA
    <p>Tony Karam is currently a Senior Consultant for Identity Product Marketing at RSA. A big believer that security "takes a village", Tony brings to his role more than 15 years of B2B information security experience - including previously leading RSA's global authenticator strategy. Prior to his return to RSA, Tony held various senior-level marketing and product management roles at BeyondTrust, Positive Technologies and Wave Systems.</p>
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  • Andrew Fyfe
    Detective Chief Inspector, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, City of London Police
    As a Deputy Chief Inspector within the Economic Crime Directorate, DCI Andrew Fyfe has investigated a wide range of serious, complex & organised fraud cases affecting the banking and insurance industries. Whilst seconded to the Serious Fraud Office, he gained considerable experience working on some of the largest fraud cases in the UK, and conducted enquiries in several overseas jurisdictions. Prior to that, he was named Head of Crime in the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, in charge of the crime review teams, cyber teams and pro-active disruption team. As such he has oversight of the full scale and nature of all fraud and cybercrimes reported to UK law enforcement via the Action Fraud reporting service. In 2008 he led the enquiry into the first "mini Madoff" investment scheme fraud reported to the City of London Police as a consequence of the credit crisis. Fyfe has also been credited with building the Lead Force Centre of Excellence for Fraud, devising and delivering a wide range of training, advice and guidance given to police forces, law enforcement agencies and the financial industry. In this role he helped the Force develop very strong relations with contacts in the financial community.
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  • Kirk Nahra
    Privacy Attorney, Wiley Rein
    Kirk Nahra is an attorney specializing in privacy and information security litigation and counseling, along with a variety of health care, insurance fraud, and compliance issues. He assists companies in a wide range of industries in analyzing and implementing the requirements of privacy and security laws across the country and internationally. Nahra also works with insurers and health care industry participants in developing compliance programs and defending against government investigations into their practices. A long-time member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), he is the editor of The Privacy Advisor, the monthly newsletter of the IAPP. He was named as the Co-Chair of the Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security Workgroup, a panel of government and private sector privacy and security experts advising the American Health Information Community (AHIC) on privacy and security issues arising from health information technology.
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  • Polly Ralph
    Barrister and Solicitor, UK Data Protection Strategy, Legal and Compliance Services, PwC
    Polly Ralph currently serves as a Director and member of the leadership team in PwC's Data Protection Strategy, Law and Compliance Services practice. She started her career in data protection/privacy in 2004, as an Investigations Lead at the New Zealand Privacy Commission. Since then, she has worked as a Privacy lawyer at the New Zealand Police National Headquarters, Senior Privacy Counsel at the BBC, and Group DPO at Domestic & General (a UK-headquartered insurance company). Since joining PwC UK in January 2016, Ralph has led large-scale GDPR projects and advised on ePrivacy, marketing, outsourcing, technology and international transfer issues. She has deep experience leading GDPR training sessions, including for PwC's international network of firms.
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  • Seb Agertoft
    Product Manager for Trust and Safety, Gumtree
    Seb Agertoft is the Product Manager for Trust and Safety at Gumtree (part of the eBay Classifieds Group), the UK's largest online classifieds site. Agertoft is a specialist in creating high-growth digital products, with previous experience in Fintech and Big Data platforms. He now focuses on creating a delightful, trusted and safe experience for Gumtree users, leading the product in areas such as moderation, on-platform communication, account security and facilitating face to face transactions.
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  • Fergus Campbell
    Fraud Communications Manager, Gumtree
    In his current role as Fraud Communications Manager, Fergus Campbell looks after external and corporate affairs for Gumtree (part of the eBay Classifieds Group), which includes creating work-streams which help the business to better engage in fraud prevention and reduction. Recently he launched the UK's first report into 'the psychology of scamming in online marketplaces' to further build the profile and reputation of the business within the UK, and rebut misperceptions of the brand. Campbell's previous experience lies in consulting for a range of b2b and b2c brands and businesses, in the UK and abroad.
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  • Rik Van Bruggen
    Regional Vice President, Neo4j
    Currently serving as vice president, Rik Van Bruggen has been working with the world's leading graph database, Neo4j for the past five years. Drawing on his prior experience at Courion Corp. and Imprivata, Van Bruggen's passion for technology has led him to run the <i>Graphistania Podcast</i> which focuses on the importance of relational data to technical problem resolution.
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  • Rafael Narezzi
    Chair, CyberEdTalks Brazil
    In addition to serving as CyberEdTalks Brazil's Chairman, Rafael Narezzi is CIO/CISO for TS Lombard. In that capacity, he leads the development of new infrastructure and technologies which substantially expands technical capabilities, and increases the portfolio of client products and services. Throughout his career, Narezzi has emphasized cybersecurity as a component in new technology, and has championed those forward-looking start-ups.
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  • Jack Lewin, MD
    Founder and Principal, Lewin and Associates LLC; Chairman, National Coalition on Health Care
    John C. (Jack) Lewin, MD is Principal and Founder of Lewin and Associates LLC, a consulting organization focused on launching health start-up companies and on developing policy and advocacy positions for health sector companies and government. He also currently serves as Chairman of the National Coalition on Health (NCHC) of Washington DC, a highly respected national advocacy organization representing 90+ national health sector organizations with collectively over 150 million members. His prior roles include serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). He has advised two Presidents of the United States as part of a rewarding career in health care, public health, and public policy. Lewin has also served as CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), CEO of the California Medical Association (CMA), where he also advised two Governors and the state legislature on health policy. He was also Hawaii's Director of Health, and a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service.
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  • Ted Gary
    Senior Product Marketing Manager for Security Frameworks, Tenable
    Ted Gary is Tenable's Sr. Product Marketing Manager focusing on security frameworks and compliance. With more than ten years' of information security experience in both product management and product marketing roles, he has defined SaaS security services, file integrity management and configuration assessment products. Gary has been trained as an internal IT auditor, and has helped multiple companies assess their compliance with security frameworks.
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