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.

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 - 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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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.

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

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.

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

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In the last 5+ years, Deborah has helped Rackspace University accomplish its wide-ranging objectives and successfully address organizational needs. Deborah has helped thousands of 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.

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

Track: Cyber Innovation
08/14/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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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 where he writes on topics focusing on improving Cybersecurity awareness through a unique approach that combines neuroscience, psychology, and wellness.

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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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.

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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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.

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

Track: Education & Workforce
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.

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.

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.

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

Track: Innovation - Cyber Defense Toolbox
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.

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

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

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Latasha McCord is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Education &
Awareness (CE&A) Branch's Program Manager for cybersecurity formal education programs. In her
role, Latasha is responsible for K-12 programs such as the Cybersecurity Education and Training
Assistance Program (CETAP) and partnerships with the National Security Agency (NSA) on the
National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and with the National Science
Foundation on the CyberCorpsr: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.

Latasha holds a Master of Education in Instructional Technology degree from Georgia Southern
University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Kennesaw State University. She has 12 years of K-12 education experience, about half of which have been spent immersed in STEM education. She is a subject matter expert in designing instruction using available and appropriate technology in all its forms to help create a more 21st century classroom environment.

Latasha McCord 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

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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

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

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

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David Neuman is the Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at Rackspace. He is responsible for global information security and cyber defense operations, strategic business alignment, and governance, risk and compliance to protect the Rackspace $2.5 billion enterprise.

Prior to joining Rackspace, David was an Executive Director and COO for EY's Americas Cyber Security Practice. He operationalized four sub-competencies and developed a five-year growth plan to meet $500 million growth ambitions. He also advised Audit Committees, C-suites and operational leaders of Fortune 500 companies on the cyber threat landscape and modern protection methods for business and technology resiliency.

David served in the United States Air Force for 28 years where he commanded the Air Force's first cyber hunting unit defending key Department of Defense operations against nation state attack and exploitation. He holds a M.A. degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College, a M.S. degree in Security Administration from Bellevue University, and a B.S. degree in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland University College. His is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

David Neuman will be in the following session(s):

Challenges of Cyber Security in a Complex World
08/15/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM
Track: Cyber Risk - CISO Panel
08/15/18 : 11:30AM - 12:15PM

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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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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
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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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.

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

Track: Acquisitions & Business Development - Critical Infrastructure Panel
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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