Keynote Speakers
As the CISO, Bourzikas is responsible for McAfee's cybersecurity and physical security strategy including security architecture and solutions delivery, security governance, risk and vulnerability, and security operations and intelligence programs. As McAfee's CustomerZero, he is responsible for protecting the McAfee organization by implementing and operationalizing McAfee endpoint security, advanced threat detection, security and event management, and cloud security products.

As VP of McAfee Labs Operations, Bourzikas is responsible for threat intelligence data telemetry, content generation, content delivery, and analytics for McAfee customers.

Prior to this role, he spent 19 years in cybersecurity and was the senior security leader (CISO), responsible for a Fortune 500 gaming company, a top financial services bank and brokerage organization security, and a Fortune 500 critical infrastructure utility company. Bourzikas began his career in public accounting, where he specialized in attack and penetration, security architecture and application assessments, and security strategy development and execution programs.

Bourzikas holds a bachelor's degree is in Accounting from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, he was named 40 under 40 Most Innovative Information Technology Professionals.


Mr. Grant Bourzikas will be in the following session(s):

Morning Keynote - Move Your SOC to the Fast Lane
08/15/18 : 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Track: Cyber Risk - CISO Panel - Panelist
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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Robert H. Cole is Executive Director, 24th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas. In this position, Mr. Cole serves as the cyber plans, programming and policy advisor to the Commander in his/her role as the Air Force Network Operations Commander, Commander Air Forces Cyber and Commander Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (AFCYBER) to United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

Mr. Cole provides expert and high-level leadership for operations, especially on issues requiring broad-based and multi-disciplinary understanding of cyberspace policy, doctrine and capabilities. He leads and facilitates program planning and operations that require intensive collaboration among internal and external cyber partners to include Department of Defense and other Federal Government agencies, foreign allies and elements of Counterintelligence and the Defense Industrial Base.

EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
1988 Initial Communications-Computer Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1996 Master of Science Degree in Software Engineering, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
1997 Distinguished Graduate, Advanced Communications-Computer Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
1999 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2004 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2006 Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2010 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia

ASSIGNMENTS
1. January - May 1988, Student, communications officer course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
2. May 1988 - August 1992, Computer Design Engineer, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
3. August 1992 - August 1996, Lead Engineer, Computer Systems, Defense Plant Representative Office, Defense Logistics Agency, Air Force Plant #4 4. August 1996 - July 1999, Command and Control Flight Commander, 55th Computer Systems Squadron, Chief of Systems, 755th Communications Squadron, and Information Systems Flight Commander, 55th Communications Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
5. July 1999 - June 2000, Chief, Command & Control Communications Networks and Chief, Mission Systems Division, Directorate of Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida
6. June 2000 - July 2001, Executive Officer to Vice Commander, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida
7. July 2001 - May 2003, Commander, 35th Communications Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
8. May 2003 - July 2005, Multinational Information Sharing Action Officer, Joint Staff (J-6); later Executive Officer to the Vice Director, Joint Staff, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
9. July 2005 - June 2006, Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
10. June 2006 - July 2008, Commander, 1st Communications Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia
11. July 2008 - July 2009, Deputy Director, Communications, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany
12. July 2009 - June 2010, Director of Communications, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
13. June 2010 - June 2012, Commander, 49th Mission Support Group, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
14. June 2012 - October 2014, Chief, Cyber Operations, Plans and Exercises Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. October 2014 - October 2017, Director, Air Forces Cyber Forward, 24th Air Force with duty location at Fort Meade, Maryland
16. February 2018 - Present, Executive Director, 24th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters


Mr. Robert Cole will be in the following session(s):

Keynote - Equipped & Ready - Preparing 24th Air Force for Future Cyber Operations
08/14/18 : 10:00AM - 10:30AM

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Taylor Eighmy is the 6th president of The University of Texas at San Antonio.

As an advocate for urban-serving public higher education, Eighmy is passionate about UTSA's role in developing San Antonio's knowledge economy by preparing future leaders and generating new knowledge that changes the world.

Prior to arriving at UTSA in September 2017, Eighmy served as the chief research officer at three top public flagship universities: the University of New Hampshire, Texas Tech University and, most recently, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

While at the University of Tennessee, Eighmy and colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory directed efforts that resulted in the University of Tennessee's selection to lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, a $259 million public-private partnership supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Education
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering - University of New Hampshire
M.S. in Civil Engineering - University of New Hampshire
B.S. in Biology - Tufts University

Distinctions
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
Diplomate, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Inventor, Phosphate Mineral-Based Reactive Barrier Containment System (Patent US 6290637 B1)
Research Interests
Element speciation, environmental chemistry of leaching behavior, spectroscopic surface analysis, applied geochemistry, reactive barriers, reactive transport modeling, environmental microbiology, biofouling, biofilms, sustainability, carbon sequestration, carbon cycling, and recycled materials.

Personal
President Eighmy and his wife Peggy Eighmy have one daughter, Hannah, a NICU nurse at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. They enjoy fly fishing, hiking, cooking and playing with their three dogs.


Dr. Taylor Eighmy will be in the following session(s):

Opening Keynote - UTSA Cyber Leadership: Building Partnerships to Meet Global Security Challenges
08/14/18 : 9:30AM - 10:00AM

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Bret leads Jungle Disk as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Jungle Disk, he led a 300 person SaaS business unit for Rackspace serving over 75,000 small businesses. Before that he had the opportunity to lead the AT&T Managed Premises Firewall business, help create OpenStack, and lead several successful acquisitions on the Corporate Development team at Rackspace. He is also active helping transform San Antonio into a technology leader through community involvement with TechBloc, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and other outreach activities.

Mr. Bret Piatt will be in the following session(s):

End of Day Keynote: Innovation - Security Implications of the Rise of the Machine
08/14/18 : 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Track: Cyber Risk - CISO Panel - IoT Security, Talent Gap, Employee Negligence: What are the Top IT Security Challenges Facing CISOs in 2018
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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Michael Stewart is the Executive Director, Information Security Access Operations for USAA. In this role, Michael has responsibility for workforce identity, access management, and mainframe and database security.

Prior to USAA, Michael spent fifteen years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston holding executive roles in Information Security and payments, including serving as Assistant Vice President & Information Security Officer with responsibility for all security functions. While at the Boston Fed, he served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Boston Field Office's Private Sector CYBER Taskforce. He was also a member of the Security Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

Michael has a BA from Providence College, an MBA from Clark University, and a Certificate - Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy & Technology from the Harvard Kennedy School. Michael is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a Global Information Assurance (GIAC) Security Leadership Certification.


Mr. Michael Stewart will be in the following session(s):

Business Development, Critical Infrastructure & Risk Mitigation
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM
End of Day Keynote - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Don’t Matter if You Aren’t Nailing the Fundamentals
08/15/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Speakers
Eric Bachura is a student in the Ph.D. program for information systems at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Currently at the end of his second year in the program he has completed comprehensive exams and met course requirements with a 4.0 GPA. Eric received the best paper award at the 2017 Americas Conference on Information Systems for a study on data breaches. Eric has also coauthored papers accepted at International Conference on Information Systems, IEEE (Transactions on Sustainable Computing), and the Journal of Applied Psychology. In the past year he has taught an undergraduate special topics course on Data Analytics for Security as well as a course on Data Foundations for the Data Analytics program at UTSA. Eric is currently working on several concurrent research projects with academics from multiple disciplines targeting journals such as JIBS, SMJ, and MISQ. His prior work experience includes a five year honorable term as an active duty United States Marine and a number of technical and managerial positions as a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor. His current research interests include data analytics, cybersecurity, deception and cognition, information transparency, and math theory.

Eric Bachura will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation - Introductions By:
08/14/18 : 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Track: Cyber Innovation - Introductions By:
08/14/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Laura believes that cybersecurity scare tactics are ineffective and paralyzing to small business owners. Thus she co-founded CyberWyoming and the economic development program Made Safe in Wyoming, with her partners Patrick Wolfinbarger and James Drever, to take a fresh approach and emphasize business owner strengths and capitalize on them. This approach creates a supportive environment to encourage adoption of cybersecurity best practices in one of the most underserved demographics of business.

"In creating a cohesive and trusted cybersecurity community in each small town or larger city, cybersecurity mentors will emerge and adoption of best practices will increase," said Laura Baker. "That is what the Made Safe in Wyoming economic development program does."

Laura has extensive experience in project management, account management, marketing, and business analysis. Throughout the years, she has worked in risk management, social services software development, mental health, and hospital/clinic healthcare - all from the technical perspective. In fact, Laura designed the first juvenile assessment center software in the nation.

Laura graduated from the University of Wyoming with her B.S. in Marketing, continued on with her Masters in Business Administration from Texas Tech University, and later earned her Associates in Risk Management.

She has worked with East coast Fortune 1000 companies to create risk management solutions, translated technological needs of mental health professionals for the largest community mental health center in the nation, created CD and website sales products for international companies, developed juvenile probation products with small county agencies, and project managed hardware implementations for hospitals, clinics, and rural small businesses.

With social service, county agency, mental health, healthcare IT, and non-profit experience, Laura created CyberWyoming truly understanding business owner technological needs. She most often uses her risk management background to translate technical speak to business risks, but also pulls from the psychology of language and decision making.


Ms. Laura Baker, MBA, ARM, BS Marketing will be in the following session(s):

Cyber Tech Demo Sponsored by CyberWyoming, Formerly Made Safe in Wyoming
08/14/18 : 3:00PM - 3:30PM
End of Day Keynote: Innovation - Introductions By:
08/14/18 : 4:30PM - 5:00PM

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Nicole Lang Beebe, Ph.D. is the Melvin Lachman Distinguished Professor and an Associate Professor of Cyber Security, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She is also the Director of The Cyber Center for Security & Analytics. Dr. Beebe's research interests relate to cybersecurity, cyber analytics, digital forensics, and data analytics with applications to insider threat detection and analysis, malware threat detection and analysis, cyber risk analysis, and advanced digital forensics tools and techniques. She has published approximately 50 peer-reviewed articles in top journals and conferences that have been cited over 800 times. Her research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security and various Department of Defense agencies and has resulted in a patent-pending cyber search algorithm and multiple software platforms. Dr. Beebe received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology from UTSA, an M.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She has over twenty years of experience in cybersecurity and digital forensics, in both the commercial and government sectors. She was a computer crime investigator for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations from 1998-2007. She worked in industry as a senior network security engineer for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). She has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2001, is a licensed private investigator in the state of Texas, and holds three professional certifications in digital forensics (CCFP, EnCE, and ACE). She has served as a board member on several national level professional associations and consortiums. She serves on the board of referees, reviewers, and/or technical program committees for approximately ten peer reviewed journals and conferences dedicated to advancing the state of the art and knowledge n digital forensics and cybersecurity.

Dr. Nicole L. Beebe will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation - Cyber Defense Toolbox
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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O'Shea Bowens is an information security enthusiast with a decade of information security experience. He currently acts as a security operations expert for Novartis, where his primary focus is incident response. He is also the founder of "Null Hat Security LLC", which focuses on incident response, SOC training and blue team engagements. O'Shea has worked and consulted for companies and clients in the space of federal government, Fortune 500, and international firms. He specializes in areas of incident response, network and systems security, security architecture and malware analysis. O'Shea founded Null Hat Security as he believes a greater focus should be emphasized on personal engagements with defenders to fine tune skill sets and knowledge of threats for best response efforts.

Mr. O'Shea Bowens will be in the following session(s):

Track: Cyber Risk - Leveraging the Hunt for Incident Response
08/15/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Jim Brazell is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Specialist at Pearson Education. Prior to joining the company in September of 2016, he was an analyst specializing in technology-driven change related to work and education. In 2008, his essay, The Bellwether Sounds, for the National School Boards Journal was one of the first public voices proclaiming the need for U.S. education, workforce, and economic development professionals to recognize the importance of STEM to global competitiveness and security. Between 2003-2016, he delivered speeches and workshops reaching approximately 50,000 education, workforce, and economic development professionals.
During the past decade, his work includes: public policy work influencing Texas and national support for STEM and cybersecurity; catalyzing grants and public-private partnerships for STEM; performing technology forecasts for the State of Texas; designing video games for major military commands and civilian workforce initiatives; and advocating for cybersecurity programs such as CyberPatriot and San Antonio's Information Technology and Security Academy. In 1995, Jim graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Bradley University-his focus was sociology of cyberspace. To learn more about Jim, visit http://www.jimbrazell.com.


Mr. Jim "Brodie" Brazell will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation - 300 Years in the Making: How San Antonio Developed the Foundation for a Thriving Cybersecurity Ecosystem
08/14/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Michael Bruemmer is Vice President of the Experianr Data Breach Resolution group and Consumer Protection at Experian. The Group is a leader in helping businesses prepare for a data breach and mitigate consumer risk following breach incidents.

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 theft protection services.

Michael maintains a practical and cooperative approach to partnering with some of the largest and most complex organizations to address their data breach preparation and resolution needs.
By applying his experience as a General Manager in the Manufacturing Industry as well as in Global Operations he has a keen insight into the complexities and regulatory standards many organizations face when it comes to data privacy and security.
He is a respected speaker and presents to industry organizations across the country about data breach and provides insight to many trade and business media outlets including Dark Reading, IT Business, CIO, Info Security, Security Week, Health IT Security, Wall Street Journal, American Banker and others. He is a contributor to the Experian Data Breach blog.
Under his leadership, the Data Breach Resolution group has doubled its client base in the last several years and serviced more than 3,100 breaches in 2015. The team has generated exceptional client satisfaction-levels with a recent survey showing that 96 percent of clients would consider referring Experian to a colleague and 9 out of 10 noted they are "Very Likely" to choose Experian Data Breach Resolution services in the future. The group is also proud of its fraud resolution service, which has solved more than 170,000 fraud cases.

Michael is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Certified in Healthcare Compliance.
He currently resides on the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) Steering Committee, Ponemon Responsible Information Management (RIM) Board, the International Security Management Group (ISMG) Editorial Advisory Board and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Certification Advisory Board.

In addition to his current role, Michael is actively involved in the community as a board member of the Girl Scout's Development Board and CEO Search Committee and has formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the Trinity Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael can be contacted via email at Michael.Bruemmer@Experian.com. For more information about Experian Data Breach Resolution, visit www.Experian.com/DataBreach.


Michael Bruemmer will be in the following session(s):

Track: Insider Threat - Get your spurs into Cybersecurity:
A perspective on the threats, the Dark Web and how to protect yourself

08/14/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Colonel Allan Abel Carreiro is the Senior Materiel Leader (SML) of the Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division which falls under the Program Executive Officer (PEO), Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command. He leads a team of 1,204 military, civil service, and contract support personnel, acquiring and providing depot support for $3 billion in worldwide assets, with an acquisition and sustainment budget of $4.5 billion (FYDP) for the Department of Defense and national space systems. As the SML, Colonel Carreiro directs cryptologic and information assurance products' lifecycle management of national and international communications security and signal intelligence systems with operations located at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland TX.

Colonel Carreiro enlisted in the Air Force in 1986 and earned his Commission in 1996 as a graduate of Officer Training School. His career has spanned a variety of acquisition positions including assignments in space and cyberspace systems acquisition, Air Staff, the Defense Contract Management Agency, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the U.S. Congress. Colonel Carreiro deployed to Kosovo in 2001 for Operation JOINT GUARDIAN, to Afghanistan in 2006 for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, to Iraq in 2011 for Operation NEW DAWN and NATO Training Mission-Iraq, and in 2011 he was the Theater Head of Contracts for Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR air operations over Libya.


Colonel Allan Abel Carreiro will be in the following session(s):

Morning Session
08/15/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM

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Zig Ziglar once said, "You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life." This quote sums up Deborah Carter's personal and professional drive to help others succeed and drive transformational change in organizations. In the last 9+ years, Deborah has helped Rackspace University (RU) accomplish its wide-ranging objectives and successfully address organizational needs. Deborah has helped thousands of Rackers (Rackspace employees) by providing support to both technical and non-technical internal courses. She has initiated and established partnerships between Rackspace and the Texas Workforce Commission, Project Quest, and Alamo Community Colleges. In March 2013, Deborah and her team launched the Rackspace Open Cloud Academy, an initiative to provide IT training to members of the San Antonio community while filling talent-gaps that exist in the hosting industry.
When Deborah took her initial position in RU, it offered eight courses. Since then, she has supported the development and/or implementation of several Learning & Development programs. Deborah was a key player in securing and managing over $8 million worth of grant-funding, which has been used to train thousands of Rackers and future Rackers through Open Cloud Academy. Her efforts have been formally recognized with Rackspace HR's Infinity & Beyond Award, Rackspace Foundations' Rack'em Award, Texas Workforce Commision's Alamo Region's Employer of the Year for 2012, Bersin's What Works Award and San Antonio Business Journal Tech Titan Award. Lately, you may have seen Deborah quoted in the Wall Street Journal, spreading the word about the OCA. A dedicated, innovative Racker, Deborah is proud to be able to expand the reach and impact of the OCA, in San Antonio and beyond.


Ms. Deborah Carter will be in the following session(s):

Track: Cyber Innovation - Up-Skilling Veterans for Cyber Security Careers
08/14/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Pam Cerny, AAP, CTP is a Payments Outreach Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. As a payments professional with over 16 years of experience, she is dedicated to keeping payments industry stakeholders informed on emerging trends in payments through various Bank outreach activities.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2016, Pam served as the Director of Training for SWACHA (now known as ePayResources), a member-based Regional Payments Association. During her tenure, she oversaw the design and execution of the association's electronic payments training programs and was an active participant on a number of industry workgroups at both the national and regional level.

Born and raised in New Mexico, Pam attended The University of New Mexico where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration and later went on to earn her MBA from Texas Tech University.


Ms. Pam Cerny will be in the following session(s):

Track: Threat Intelligence - Virtual Currencies & Blockchain Technology – What You Need to Know
08/15/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Chris Cook is the principal owner of San Antonio Cyber Consultants -- an independent senior management consultancy specializing in expanding cyber security academic programs, retaining, recruiting and growing cyber security businesses, and increasing community cyber security awareness and preparedness.

He has forty years of public service, serving in senior intelligence, cyber, cyber security and public safety leadership positions in local and federal government. During twenty-eight years of military service he filled a variety of senior staff and command positions, serving in Washington DC (at the Pentagon and National Security Agency); San Antonio, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Panama City, Panama; Taipei, Taiwan and Misawa, Japan. His final Air Force assignment was as Director of Staff, Air Intelligence Agency, in San Antonio. Most recently he served as Director of Strategic Planning, Facilities, and Contract Management, for the San Antonio area regional 9-1-1 district

As a volunteer, he led community participation in DARK SCREEN - a 2003 community based cyber defense exercise. Since then, he:

- Co-chaired the 2005, 2008, and 2014 San Antonio Information Technology (and Cyber) Economic Impact Studies.
- Led the successful effort to attract the new AF Cyber Command to San Antonio.
- Organized the San Antonio area CyberPatriot program, an Air Force association youth education and cyber defense competition.

In 2014, he opened a consultancy, San Antonio Cyber Consultants. He joined the Armour.io and Military City, USA Foundation Board of Directors in 2014 and joined the InfoCyte and New Dominion Enterprises Board of Directors in 2015. He is a co-founder and former Director of the San Antonio CyberPatriot Center of Excellence and the CyberTexas Foundation.

He was recognized as a San Antonio Tech Titan in 2015 and an FBI Director's Community Leader in 2016.

His academic credentials include an MPS, Political Science, Auburn University and a BA, Political Science, The Citadel.


Mr. Chris Cook will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation - Panelist
08/14/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Started UTSA's cyber security program
- Founding Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and security (CIAS)
- Instrumental in securing UTSA's NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber Defense designation
- Past Department Chair of the Information Systems and cyber security Department
- Founding Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure security


Dr. Glenn Dietrich will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation
08/14/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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George Finney, is the Chief Security Officer for Southern Methodist University and is the author of No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone. He has also taught in the SMU School of Engineering on the subject of Corporate Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Before joining SMU, George worked with several startups and global telecommunications firms designing networks, writing policy, hardening servers, and educating users. George received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law and his B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. George is a member of the Texas CISO Council, a governing body member of the Evanta CISO Coalition, and an advisory board member for SecureWorld. George is an licensed attorney in the state of Texas, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, a Certified Information Security Manager, as well as a Certified Information Security Systems Professional and is a frequent speaker on Cybersecurity topics across the country. His blog can be found at www.strongestelement.com where he writes on topics focusing on improving Cybersecurity awareness through a unique approach that combines neuroscience, psychology, and wellness.

Mr. George Finney will be in the following session(s):

Track: Cyber Risk - The Nine Cybersecurity Habits
08/15/18 : 1:30PM - 2:00PM

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Dr. Richard Ford is the chief scientist for Forcepoint, overseeing technical direction and innovation throughout the business. He brings over 25 years' experience in computer security, with knowledge in both offensive and defensive technology solutions. During his career, Ford has held positions with Virus Bulletin, IBM Research, Command Software Systems and NTT Verio. He has also worked in Academia, having held an endowed chair in Computer Security, and worked as Head of the Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity Department at the Florida Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor's, Master's and D.Phil in Physics from the University of Oxford.

Dr. Richard Ford will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Gregory Garza enlisted in the US Army as an Information Technology Specialist (25B) and assigned to the 1st Medical Brigade, Ft Hood. He served as the Automations and Communications Deputy Manager and the brigade's Information Security Assurance Officer. IA Garza completed three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and concluded his military career with the US Army Reserves as a cyber analyst with Southwest Information Operations Center (SWIOC) cyber network defense unit, Ft Sam Houston, TX.

IA Garza worked for the City of San Antonio as an Information Systems Supervisor with the Library. Soon afterwards, IA Garza worked as a contractor as a SharePoint site administrator for the FBI San Antonio Field Office, which subsequently launched him into a career with the FBI as FBI Intelligence Analyst. IA Garza has been embedded with the San Antonio Division Cyber Squad for over six years. In addition, IA Garza serves as the FBI San Antonio Division's Open Source/Social Media Exploitation resident and trainer and serves as liaison to the Southwest Texas Fusion Center, working closely with the Fusion Center's intelligence analysts.

IA Garza is an adjunct instructor at San Antonio College and Northwest Vista College, teaching such courses as Linux, Advanced Linux, and Incident Response Handling.

IA Garza is a San Antonio native and received a MS in Computer Information Systems Security and a BA in English both from Our Lady of the Lake University.


Mr. Gregory Garza will be in the following session(s):

Track: Insider Threat Panel
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Chris is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Infocyte, Inc., a developer of proactive cyber security solutions focused on breach discovery and malware hunting. Chris is a pioneer in defensive cyberspace operations having established the U.S. Air Force's elite Defensive Counter-Cyber (DCC) practice. From a decade of military service, Chris draws on both leadership and deep technical experience serving in various roles such as cryptographic systems maintainer, cyber warfare officer and Air Force pilot.

Prior to co-founding Infocyte, Chris served as the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT)'s first Chief of DCC Operations. In this role, he led a team of 28 operators tasked with finding, tracking, and neutralizing state-sponsored threats on the Air Force's $2B, 800k node enterprise network. He personally conducted and/or oversaw 350+ adversarial hunt, rapid response and threat engagement missions on networks throughout the world.

Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oregon State University.


Mr. Chris Gerritz will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Working at a regional financial intuition in South Texas for the past twenty years, Paul has focused on monitoring, virtualization, enterprise defense, and incident response.

Mr. Paul Guido will be in the following session(s):

Track: Insider Threat Panel - Moderator
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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John Heintz- joined CPS Energy as Director, Enterprise IT Security in 2010. John provides the strategy, vision and direction for the information security program throughout the enterprise. John has been in the information security industry over 20 years. He has held various information security positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs, private health care industry, and manufacturing. John has developed and implemented information security programs from the ground up on several occasions throughout this career. John started his career with the US Navy as an engineer operating steam plants and completed his naval career as a criminal investigator within a division of NCIS/CID.
John is a former executive board member of the Nevada Infragard program and a former board member for the Alamo ISSA Chapter and the ISSA CISO Forum. He is a current member of Security Leaders Forum of South Texas, Texas CISO Council, local chapter of ISACA, ISSA, ISC2 and a EPRI advisory council member for Cyber Security and Privacy.
John is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and holds a bachelor degree in Business information systems.


John Heintz will be in the following session(s):

Business Development, Critical Infrastructure & Risk Mitigation
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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Robert Heller is a Program Director at Southwest Research Institute. During his 33 years of employment at SwRI, he has conducted projects in Intelligent Transportation Systems, electronic patient medical records, military unmanned autonomous vehicles, military avionics, and embedded systems. He is currently managing a group of engineers and scientists who perform "white hat hacking" of automotive embedded systems, roadway transportation field networks, GPS systems, and Internet of Things devices. He has managed the development of Advanced Transportation Management Systems for TxDOT, FDOT and the New England states of NH, ME and VT. Robert earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University during the days of "BIG IRON." In his personal time he is an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Robert W. Heller will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation - Cyber Security and the Connected Roadway Vehicle
08/14/18 : 1:30PM - 2:00PM

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Ross has worked in various roles from Director of technical teams to VP of Federal sales with Quest Software, AvePoint, Oracle and others. He has 8+ years in Federal sales and 20+ years overall working with Cyber and identity management solutions. As Thycotic's Director of Federal Sales, Ross helps solve complex IT and business issues around security, identity management, performance, and availability with a focus on the potential impact for Federal Agencies.

Mr. Ross Johnson will be in the following session(s):

Track: Insider Threat Panel
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Mr. Robert J. Kaufman III is the Deputy Director of the 318th Cyberspace Operations Group, 67th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas. The 318th Cyberspace Operations Group conducts cyberspace capability production, training, testing, cyber range operations, and tactics development, for Air Force and joint warfighters.

Mr. Kaufman entered government service in 1982, as a commissioned officer. He served 21 years in various assignments to include command, computer network defense operations, personnel, executive officer, staff officer, USAFA professor and coach, test and evaluation, and research and development.

Mr. Kaufman entered USAF Civil Service in May 2003, as the Chief, Technology Applications Branch, Information Operations Directorate, with the Air Force Information Warfare Center. As the Branch Chief, he led a 30-person team tasked with providing operational support to the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team and Major Command Network Operations and Security Centers. He was selected Director of Resource Management in February 2004 where he was responsible for all AFIWC mission support functions. In 2006, he was selected Director, Information Operations where he led 300 engineers and scientists tasked with exploring leading edge technology, prototyping solutions, developing concepts, and migrating capabilities to the warfighter. He entered his current position in August 2009. In January 2018 he was inducted into the San Antonio Cyber Hall of Honor for his impacts on the cybersecurity discipline.

EDUCATION:
1982 Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
1984 Master of science degree in systems analysis, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Fla.
1992 Post Graduate, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION:
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1996 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
1999 Air War College

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster and valor device


Mr. Robert J. Kaufman III will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation
08/14/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Todd Kimbriel, Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Department of Information Resources and the State of Texas Chief Information Officer, came to public service in 2008 after serving over 25 years in the private sector. He is a lifelong information technology professional, having spent time in all aspects of technology including planning, design, operations, and management. His industry experience outside of public service includes telecommunications, aviation, retail, and import/export.
As the State CIO, Mr. Kimbriel represents Texas nationally and collaborates with other states in advancing the role of technology in the public sector.
Mr. Kimbriel graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.


Mr. Todd Kimbriel will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce - Panelist
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Hed Kovetz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Silverfort, the provider of next-generation multi-factor authentication solutions. Prior to founding Silverfort, Hed served in product leadership positions at Verint, where he led the company's nation-scale cybersecurity platform and won the company's innovation competition for his patent-pending inventions. Hed previously served as a Group Leader at the 8200 elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Forces, where he received the unit's excellence awards and the Chief of Intelligence Corps Award for Innovation. Hed holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.

Mr. Hed Kovetz will be in the following session(s):

Track: Insider Threat Panel - Panelist
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Joe Krull, is a Security Principal Director with Accenture in San Antonio, Texas. He has more than 40 years of security experience with the U.S. government and international commercial organizations. Joe has provided security services and advised clients in more than 100 countries. He currently advises Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies on cybersecurity matters, including security strategy, risk reduction and meeting compliance requirements. Joe recently returned from a two year assignment to Israel where he brought unique Israeli cyber innovations to Accenture's clients and evaluated new and emerging cyber technologies.

Mr. Joseph Krull will be in the following session(s):

Track: Threat Intelligence - What Are We Doing Wrong?
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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Gordon MacKay, CISSP, serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Technology Officer for Digital Defense, Inc. He applies mathematical modeling and engineering principles in investigating solutions to many of the challenges within the information security space. His solution to matching network discovered hosts within independent vulnerability assessments across time resulted in achieving patent-pending status for the company's scanning technology.

Under the leadership of MacKay, Digital Defense has integrated their vulnerability management technology with leading security technologies such as McAfee, RSA Archer, ForeScout, Brinqa, Service Now and Red Seal.

MacKay has presented at numerous security related conferences, inclusive of RSA, ILTACON, BSides, ISSA International and ISC2 Security Summit. He has been featured by top media outlets such as Fox News, CIO Review, FOX Business, Softpedia and others.

He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering from McGill University. He is a Distinguished Ponemon Institute Fellow.


Mr. Gordon MacKay will be in the following session(s):

Track: Cyber Risk - CISO Panel
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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Jacek Materna is a technology evangelist and cyber security expert with more than 15 years experience. As CTO of Assembla, Jacek leads the strategic vision for the company's technology practice.

In this role Jacek consults frequently with customers to better understand needs and concerns regarding the future of Version Control and how Assembla can best help meet those needs.
Prior to Assembla, Jacek was the SVP of Engineering at Securelogix, where he led product development for the VoIP and SIP Security software business.Earlier in his career, Jacek founded a number of technology businesses in and around VoIP security. Jacek holds Patents in the space and writes frequently on topics such as Enterprise Cloud Version Control, Compliance, Data Security, Game Development and cloud software development.
Jacek regularly advises South Texas incubators helping to grow the next generation of security and compliance companies.


Mr. Jacek Materna will be in the following session(s):

Track: Innovation - Panelist
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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R. Sean McCleskey is the Director of Organizational Education and Measurement at the Center for Identity, The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a faculty member in the Master of Science, Identity Management and Security Program. Sean also serves as a Deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Intelligence Unit.

Prior to this position, Sean served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, San Antonio Field Office, from 1998 until his retirement in 2015. During his tenure, he conducted a variety of investigations to include, but not limited to, the following: counterfeit currency, bank fraud, identity theft, credit card abuse, child pornography, narcotics trafficking, domestic terrorism and threats to protectees of the United States Secret Service. He was also assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force for approximately 3 years where he exclusively conducted investigations regarding potential terrorist activities in the United States.

During his tenure with the agency, Sean created and then served as the Group Leader of the South Texas Regional Task Force, a multi-agency unit, which was comprised of the United States Secret Service, San Antonio Police Department, United States Postal Inspection Service, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety, IRS-Criminal Investigative Division, Bexar County District Attorney's Office, and the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas. The principal mission of the task force was to investigative organized groups who are involved with identity theft, financial and cyber crimes.

Most recently, Sean served as a special prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Public Integrity Unit.

He earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1998.


Mr. R. Sean McCleskey will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Sarah Moffat is an innovative workforce development leader who excels in creating strategic and compelling learning and development experiences for the IT and cybersecurity workforce. As a dynamic enterprise program manager, Sarah delivers a depth of experience and expertise that results in quality programs, successful communications, and proactive experiences. Sarah has developed award-winning training materials across the Federal government that have earned her a reputation as gifted problem-solver and creative thought-leader. At HHS, Sarah leads education, professional development, and talent and performance management initiatives for the cybersecurity and IT workforce, piloting new initiatives and curriculum content for enterprise-wide programs.



Sarah's personal mission is to embolden others to discover their "why", and help them develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to actively fulfill their own personal mission. Sarah works to empower, educate, and engage a world-class IT and cybersecurity workforce.


Ms. Sarah C. Moffat will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce Panel
08/14/18 : 10:45AM - 11:30AM

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Adam Moore joined RAND, a non-profit, non-partisan, multi-disciplinary DIB think-tank by the beach in Los Angeles in July 2014 where he is building, leading and maturing their cybersecurity operations. Before coming to RAND he was Director of Threat Intelligence in Verisign's Office of the CSO and a Principal Cyber Intelligence Engineer in Verisign's iDefense cyber intelligence unit on the Advanced Threat Research team. Prior to Verisign, Adam built and led the Cyber Threat Intelligence Cell for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), revolutionizing security operations and positively impacting the network security of our nationwide distributed nuclear weapons complex. Prior to NNSA, Adam supported the Deputy Chiefs of Staff of Intelligence and Operations for the U.S. Army's 1st Information Operations Command at the Regional Computer Emergency Response Team-Europe as a Cyber Intrusion Analyst. Before becoming an Intrusion Analyst/Network Defender, Adam was a lab team lead conducting Communication-Electronics Reverse Engineering for the Army after completing a term of Active Duty service in the U.S. Air Force as an Avionics Guidance, Navigation, Instruments and Flight Control Systems Specialist in Europe with a secondary specialty of Automated Test Equipment. |||| Professional Certifications: CISSP-ISSAP-ISSMP, CCSP, GCTI, GCED, GPPA, C|EH, C|NDA, DCOE, ICWOD, Security+, NSTISSI 4015, CNSSI 4012, NSA-IAM, NSA-IEM, ACASA

Mr. Adam Moore will be in the following session(s):

Track: Cyber Risk - Panelist
08/15/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Kevin Nolten serves as Director of Academic Outreach for the Cyber Innovation Center. With 13 years of
management experience, six of which in K-12 education, Kevin is responsible for the operations of
NICERC, an organization funded by a multi-million dollar federal grant, charged with developing STEM,
cyber, and computer science curricula, professional development, and other resources for K-12
educators, school districts, and state departments of education across the country. Kevin's visionary
passion and philosophy has led to the expansion of Cyber Innovation Center's workforce programs to
communities across the county - all with the goal of developing the next-generation cyber-literate
workforce. Prior to joining the Cyber Innovation Center, Kevin served as an Assistant Principal of a K-8
school in Louisiana. Kevin is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree
and a Master's in Business Administration.


Mr. Kevin Nolten will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce Panel
08/14/18 : 10:45AM - 11:30AM

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Juliet Okafor is the Senior Vice President of Global Security Solutions. In this role, Okafor drive the customer acquisition, customer success and solutions development initiatives related to the Fortress Emerging Security Risk Management (ESRM) platform's new vulnerability management module. She reports to Alex Santos, FIS co-founder and CEO.

In addition to her work with Fortress Information Security, Okafor also serves as Co-Chairwoman and Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the Strategic Advisory Board Member for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). As ICMCP's first female co-chair, Jules leads strategic planning and roadmap development for strategic initiatives and community outreach.

Previously, Okafor served as Vice President of Global Business Development for Fortress Information Security, where she was the firswt employee and has led strategic initiatives that helped security stakeholders identify, assess and develop the maturity of their enterprise security program. Prior to joining Fortress Information Security, Okafor served as Head of Customer Development and Strategy at CyberSuite Solutions, LLC and Global Director of Business Development & Marketing at TruShield Security Solutions.

Okafor graduated from UMass-Amherst with a B.A. in Communication, Fordham University with an M.A. in Public Communication and Media Studies and received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University - Beasley School of Law.


Ms. Juliet Okafor will be in the following session(s):

Track: Cyber Risk
08/15/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Perschbach joined the Port in 2014 as the organization's Executive Vice President of Business Development-leading a team that provides strategic support to grow advanced industries on the 1,900-acre campus, including aerospace, cybersecurity, defense, manufacturing and global logistics.

He assumed the role of President & CEO in June 2018.

Previously, he worked as an attorney in private practice with one of the nation's largest law firms. There he counseled clients in industries including aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and advanced manufacturing.

He is a past chair of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce's Aerospace Committee and the Alamo Academies-a nationally-renowned program within Alamo Colleges that has prepared hundreds of young people for careers in aerospace, cybersecurity, manufacturing and other advanced fields. He is also past chair of Alamo Colleges' Scobee Education Center / Challenger Learning Center.

Perschbach holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from The George Washington University and earned his law degree from The University of Houston Law Center


Mr. Jim Perschbach will be in the following session(s):

Welcome from the City
08/14/18 : 9:05AM - 9:30AM

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Bret leads Jungle Disk as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Jungle Disk, he led a 300 person SaaS business unit for Rackspace serving over 75,000 small businesses. Before that he had the opportunity to lead the AT&T Managed Premises Firewall business, help create OpenStack, and lead several successful acquisitions on the Corporate Development team at Rackspace. He is also active helping transform San Antonio into a technology leader through community involvement with TechBloc, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and other outreach activities.

Mr. Bret Piatt will be in the following session(s):

End of Day Keynote: Innovation - Security Implications of the Rise of the Machine
08/14/18 : 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Track: Cyber Risk - CISO Panel - IoT Security, Talent Gap, Employee Negligence: What are the Top IT Security Challenges Facing CISOs in 2018
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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As CNF's first CTO, Andrew Pilato (Andy) oversees the technical and strategic aspects of cyber technologies including, the development of Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program, the identification and assessment of emerging technologies affecting client mission success and expanding CNF's commercial business.

As a senior cybersecurity subject matter expert, Andy's extensive career encompassed both commercial and government sectors such as NASA, NSA, DoD, the VA, financial institutions, and numerous avionic manufacturers; which is a specific area of expertise. Andy launched his career in the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Center as a Security Analyst and member of the Incident Response Team. During the Gulf Wars, Andy led a cyber security team supporting 2 Combined Air Operations Centers by conducting defensive cyber testing and mediation to prevent adversarial attacks during military operations.

In 2008, Andy was hired by CNF as Principal Engineer and was quickly promoted to Director of Engineering. Andy provided on-site technical direction and was the program manager for a multi-million-dollar government contract focused on the sustainment and development of a globally deployed, enterprise level cyber defense platform. He led a team of 21 cybersecurity professionals and engineers in the development, prototyping, integration, and testing for numerous software/hardware versions of this globally deployed cyber solution. He led the efforts involved in obtaining Air Force Net worthiness, Operational and Developmental Testing (OT/DT); and ultimately Air Force Operational Acceptance for an enterprise level defense system.

Andy holds a BS in Computer Science from the Park University in Missouri.


Mr. Andrew Pilato will be in the following session(s):

Track: Threat Intelligence - Common Cyber Analytics Platform
08/15/18 : 1:30PM - 2:00PM

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Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle serves as Lead for Academic Engagement of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to joining NICE, she was a senior researcher and policy analyst for Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach (ETPRO) and served as the Co-PI for the National Science Foundation (NSF) supported National Cyberwatch Center (NCC). Previous to NCC leadership, she served as faculty within the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, and served as Director of Educational Technology Outreach within the College of Education at UMCP from 2001-2008. She has spent the past 20 years conducting research on student and educator cyberawareness, and developing programs to help increase the cybersecurity workforce pipeline. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology Policy from the University of Maryland, her M.Ed from Lynchburg College, and her B.S. from Virginia Tech.

Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce Panel - I Want to be a Cybersecurity Professional When I Grow Up: How to Promote Cybersecurity Careers to K-12 students
08/14/18 : 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Track: Education Workforce - Supporting the Growth and Sustainment of the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce
08/14/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Joey is a Director of Cybersecurity & Privacy in the PwC Houston office and has over 20 years of experience in the security industry.

Joey started his security career as a U.S. Marine providing physical security and anti-terrorism/executive protection for two US Presidents (Clinton/Bush). After his military service Joey expanded into Cybersecurity specializing in Cybersecurity Operations, Threat Intelligence, Enterprise Risk, and Insider Threat. More recently Joey built and led the enterprise Cybersecurity Program and Operations at a downstream Oil and Gas company and built and led Insider Threat Operations for the world's largest hedge fund.

Joey has had the privilege of serving with some of the most prestigious Cybersecurity teams to include US Cyber Command, the NSA, the Pentagon, Bridgewater, and various other private and public sector organizations.

Joey has a Bachelor of Arts degree and CISSP, CISM, and PMP professional certifications.


Mr. Joey Rachid will be in the following session(s):

Track: Insider Threat - Exposing the Silence Within: Building Robust Insider Threat Operations
08/14/18 : 1:30PM - 2:00PM

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Dr. Daniel Ragsdale is the founding director of the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center and a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Ragsdale previously served as a DARPA Program Manager and successfully led and managed a $175M research and development portfolio of cybersecurity, educational, and psychology programs.
Before joining DARPA, Dr. Ragsdale served 30 years in the U.S. Army in a wide array of operational, educational, and research and development settings. During his Army career, Colonel (retired) Ragsdale participated in Operations Urgent Fury (Grenada), Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq). Dr. Ragsdale also served nearly 15 years at the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he was a leader in a variety of teaching and research roles - culminating with his academy service as Vice Dean for Education, the Principal Deputy to West Point's Chief Academic Officer.
The focus of Dr. Ragsdale's current research is on cybersecurity education and cybersecurity of cyber-physical systems. He has co-authored nearly 50 technical papers that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and major conference proceedings.
He is a recipient of the Colloquium for Information System Security Education (CISSE) Founder's Medal, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award, the Federal Information Systems Security Education Association Educator of the Year Award, and the US Military Academy Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Dr. Daniel Ragsdale will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce - There and Back Again: Education Through Cybersecurity Competitions
08/14/18 : 1:30PM - 2:00PM

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Patrick is part of AT&T's Information Security solutions organization. He works with governmental organizations to help develop meaningful and impactful solutions to their security challenges. He draws on 15+ years' experience in helping design solutions.

While he has only been at AT&T 4+ years, he's been involved in Information Security solutions since 1999 when he co-founded a company to research crypto systems and develop software solutions. In seven years, that company patented 23 crypto systems and one hash algorithm.
Another significant project he undertook was to conduct the first risk analysis of America's SCADA systems under a DHS SBIR contract in 2005. He led the team that analyzed the policies, technologies and people, and reported on vulnerabilities, and recommended remediations to DHS and to Industry.

In 2018 understanding how to secure SCADA systems, and IoT systems, is now a critical skill.
He works to help customers move from a reactionary model to a proactive model. He helps them understand the benefits of getting and staying ahead of "the curve".
He writes for and sits on panels for organization such as Government Technology's Special Districts and NASTD, evangelizing cybersecurity.
He is pleased to be part of AT&T's Cybersecurity operations.


Mr. Patrick Robinson will be in the following session(s):

Business Development, Critical Infrastructure & Risk Mitigation -
How Government and Industry Can Work Together to “Harden” US Critical Infrastructure Against Future Attacks

08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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A former chief privacy officer in Texas state government, Elizabeth Rogers brings a unique and informed perspective to her privacy and cybersecurity practice at Michael Best. Clients benefit from Elizabeth's extensive experience with a variety of regulatory, cybersecurity compliance, and technology-specific privacy matters. She focuses on issues including development of global data privacy compliance frameworks, breach response, privacy risk assessments, and enterprise-wide cybersecurity programs, policies and procedures across industries such as retail, health care, financial services, energy and retail electric providers, education, and state and local governments.
Outside of her law practice, Elizabeth teaches cybersecurity and privacy law topics for the University of Texas School of Information's Master's Program in Identity Management and Security. She is a thought leader on privacy and cybersecurity matters facing businesses, and frequently speaks and is published on emerging trends in these areas. Elizabeth is an Advisory Board Member of UC-Berkeley's Global Cyber Security Institute, a council member of the State Bar of Texas' Computer & Technology Law section, and a member of the Greater Houston Partnership's Cybersecurity Task Force. She is an active supporter of the arts and currently serves on the boards of directors for the Mexic-Arte Museum, Kids in a New Groove, and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts.


Ms. Elizabeth A. Rogers will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce - CyberTexas Crystal Ball: What does the Cybersecurity Workforce in Texas look like?
08/14/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Joe Sanchez is an executive experienced in military and community activities involving Cyber Operations and Security, Intelligence, Education and Legislative matters. An Air Force Civilian for 33 years, he serves as Chief, Network Operations Division, 625th Operations Center, at 25th Air Force. He is the Founder and Executive Director of CyberTexas, a cybersecurity educational foundation providing opportunities for students from elementary school to university. A San Antonio "social entrepreneur and technology evangelist" over the past twenty years, Joe established a prominent Cybersecurity educational base and helped promote the growth of local cybersecurity industries and associations. Joe served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives as a Congressional Fellow. His legislative experience and contacts aided in the creation of numerous cyber-based organizations and programs at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and other San Antonio academic institutions. He serves on numerous boards and associations in academic and STEM-based organizations.

Mr. Joe Sanchez will be in the following session(s):

Welcome/Introductions
08/14/18 : 9:00AM - 9:05AM
Opening Remarks
08/15/18 : 10:00AM - 10:15AM

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Brigadier General Bernie Skoch (USAF, Ret.) was named National
Commissioner of CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association's National Youth
Cyber Education Program, in 2010. Skoch graduated from the University of
Arkansas in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Upon
graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. His
29-year Air Force career took him throughout the United States, Europe, Asia,
the Pacific, and the Middle East on permanent and temporary duty until retiring
at the rank of brigadier general.
Skoch has more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions developing, managing and
implementing communications and information systems for the United States Air Force as well as the
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). During his time at DISA he served as the Principal Director
for Customer Advocacy and also as the Principal Director for Network Services. Within the USAF he
served as Director of Mission Systems, Director of Communications Operations, and Director of Chief
Information Officer Support where he was responsible for aligning information technology systems with
business process improvements. He has developed policies for global telephone, video, radio, voice,
data and satellite systems. Before joining CyberPatriot, Skoch was a consultant in the cyber and IT
industry.
As Commissioner, Skoch oversees the planning and implementation of CyberPatriot and provides
leadership and support for the program's development. In this role, Skoch is able to further student
interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics related studies, as well as increase their
awareness of cybersecurity threats.


Brigadier General Bernie Skoch (USAF, Ret.) will be in the following session(s):

Track: Education & Workforce Panel
08/14/18 : 10:45AM - 11:30AM

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Jacob is the co-founder and vice president of operations for Coherent Cyber; a managed security services provider specializing in threat hunting, security assessments, and incident response. He currently leads all assessments and incident response cases, and has participated in over 100 incident response/forensic investigations in his career. Jacob was also one of the original members of the 2007 California Secretary of State's "Top to Bottom Review;" the country's first formal security evaluation of electronic voting systems. Since then he has performed a number of security assessments on voting system equipment from vendors to include: Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems), Hart InterCivic, and Election Systems & Software. Jacob is a former civil servant for the Department of Defense where he led the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team or "AFCERT's" operation support division as well as the digital forensics lab. He is also the founder of the Cyber Defense Training Academy; a program dedicated to educate middle and high school students in cybersecurity foundations.

Jacob is a graduate of the National Science Foundation's CyberCorps program and holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa as well as a Bachelors in Computer Engineering.


Mr. Jacob Stauffer will be in the following session(s):

Voting System Security: Fact or Fiction
08/15/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Michael Stewart is the Executive Director, Information Security Access Operations for USAA. In this role, Michael has responsibility for workforce identity, access management, and mainframe and database security.

Prior to USAA, Michael spent fifteen years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston holding executive roles in Information Security and payments, including serving as Assistant Vice President & Information Security Officer with responsibility for all security functions. While at the Boston Fed, he served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Boston Field Office's Private Sector CYBER Taskforce. He was also a member of the Security Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

Michael has a BA from Providence College, an MBA from Clark University, and a Certificate - Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy & Technology from the Harvard Kennedy School. Michael is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a Global Information Assurance (GIAC) Security Leadership Certification.


Mr. Michael Stewart will be in the following session(s):

Business Development, Critical Infrastructure & Risk Mitigation
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM
End of Day Keynote - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Don’t Matter if You Aren’t Nailing the Fundamentals
08/15/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Justin Swisher is a Security Strategy Manager at Anomali. Building on more than twelve years of IT security experience with an emphasis in network security architecture and monitoring, Mr. Swisher has worked to develop new techniques to improve detection and threat hunting. After spending four years with the Air Force as an intelligence analyst, Mr. Swisher brought those analytical skills to leading cybersecurity vendors in an effort to improve network security detection and response.

Mr. Justin Swisher will be in the following session(s):

Track: Cyber Risk
08/15/18 : 2:15PM - 3:00PM

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Dr. Gregory White has been involved in computer and network security since 1986. He spent 30 years with the Air Force and Air Force Reserves. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1995 conducting research in the area of computer network intrusion detection and he continues to conduct research in this area today. He currently serves as the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Dr. White has been involved in security instruction for many years. He taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy for seven years where he developed and taught courses on Computer Security and Information Warfare. He helped build the nation's first undergraduate information warfare laboratory while at the Academy and twice received the Academy's Computer Science Research Excellence Award. At UTSA Dr. White continues to develop and teach courses on computer and network security. He has also been very active in the development and presentation of cyber security exercises for states and communities around the nation and with the development of training designed to help states and communities develop viable and sustainable cyber security programs. He very active in development of cyber security competitions and was instrumental in the development of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and the CyberPatriot National High School Cyber Defense Competition.

Dr. White has written numerous articles and conference papers on computer security. He is also the co-author for five textbooks on security and has written chapters for two others. His current research interests include an examination of organizational issues affecting computer security, high-speed intrusion detection, infrastructure protection, community cyber incident response, and the development of the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM).


Dr. Greg White will be in the following session(s):

Business Development, Critical Infrastructure & Risk Mitigation
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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