Merritt is an expert in emerging technology and cybersecurity.
Merritt has experience in all three branches of government and the private sector. She has served as a cybersecurity expert at the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Homeland Security. Before joining the government, Merritt started a business advisory / legal practice, working with emerging tech companies.

Merritt speaks regularly on tech and cyber, including the future of the Internet, artificial intelligence and robots, current cybersecurity issues in 5G, cloud, mobile, IoT and ICS, corporate interactions with government cyber, women in tech, entrepreneurism and innovation. Her insights on business strategy and tech have been published in Forbes, The Baltimore Sun, The Daily Beast, Talking Points Memo and ThinkProgress. She continues to publish academic articles on Internet questions, and her work has appeared in the journals of Temple, Georgetown, Santa Clara, UPenn and UVA.

Merritt is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. She is admitted to
the Bars of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. Based in Washington, DC, she is a Fellow at the East-West Institute, founder of women's tech advocacy group Tech & Roses, Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland and University of Pennsylvania, and an amateur boxer.

Throughout the past two decades Ms Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed over two-dozen software programs designed for the purposes of recovering digital data from mobile phones, computer hard drives, email, and live monitoring services. Ms. Schroader has taught and designed the established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that have been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the "360-degree approach to digital forensics" as well as started the momentum and push to the "Forensics of Everything-FoE" with her focus to unique problems in digital evidence and solutions in the area of IoT devices. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence and the acquisition process and analysis techniques used. An accomplished curriculum developer and instructor; Ms. Schroader has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field as well as founded multiple certifications. Ms. Schroader continues support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.
Jeff Cook is a Principal for the SOC practice at Coalfire and a seasoned information assurance and public accounting professional with over eight years of IT audit and consulting experience and over sixteen (16) years of experience in public accounting and auditing. Mr. Cook has worked extensively on SOC via the AICPA and has supported both SOC 1 and SOC 2 engagements in addition to providing IT audit support for traditional financial statement audits. In addition, he has functional knowledge of NIST standards, FISMA, and FedRAMP.

Jeff is involved with the AICPA, volunteering with development of the SOC and CITP programs. Currently, Jeff is a part of the SOC 2 working group, helping to develop the 2017 version of the AICPA SOC 2 guide. In June 2016, Jeff was a recipient of the AICPA IMTA Standing Ovation Award for outstanding professional achievement in the IT specialization area. In 2018, Jeff will be appointed to the Maryland CPA association Board of Directors as well as the AICPA CITP credential committee.

Mr. Michael Misumi became the Chief Information Officer of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on January 3, 2008. In addition to serving as the CIO, Mr. Misumi is a Department Head leading a 300-person department that manages IT applications and infrastructure for APL, while also serving on the front lines of cyber-protection, securing APL networks from hackers and other outside threats. As the nation's largest University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), APL performs research and development on behalf of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other federal agencies. The Laboratory has more than 6,000 staff members who are making critical contributions to a wide variety of nationally and globally significant technical and scientific challenges.

Prior to joining APL he was at the RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., where he was deputy CIO. He led the operational Cyber Strategy development and has over 20 years experience developing information technology strategy, security operations, project portfolio management, network operations, data center operations, desktop administration and personnel management.

Mr. Misumi is the APL Cyber Response Incident Lead and has led a Cyber Security review of all of Johns Hopkins institutions. In addition to his APL responsibilities, he leads the Navy UARC Cyber Security Task Force, serves on the US Strategic Command's (USSTRACOM) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) IT Task Force and the Computer Advisory Committee for Oakridge National Laboratory, and is a Board Member for the Howard County School System Cyber Security program.

Mr. Misumi earned a BA and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Claude L. Williams is currently the Chief Executive and Security Officer of CyNtelligent Solutions, LLC (CyNtell). CyNtell is a world-class consulting and professional services company servicing the US DoD, US civil government agencies, and the private sector with cybersecurity governance, risk management, and compliance services. Complementary areas of expertise are in business continuity, privacy, and information technology services management. Previously, Mr. Williams was the Head of Business Development for the renowned, premier provider of professional cybersecurity education and certifications, (ISC)2. He has over 17 years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity, and certification education. Mr. Williams has a diverse management and information security background, and has worked primarily in the U.S. DoD environment as an integrator and executive consultant to various military and civilian agency CIOs.

Mr. Williams has authored numerous white papers and case studies related to enterprise systems management and supporting business processes with information technology. He has authored curricula in collaboration with Microsoft, Novell, and numerous training organizations and academic institutions. He has successfully developed and administered customized cybersecurity programs for notable organizations in support of internal initiatives. Among those successes are the programs he managed for the American Red Cross, The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and The U.S. Senate. Mr. Williams served on a working group for the development of the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and significantly contributed to the development of an Insider Treat Methodology while working as a research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University SEI CERT.

Mr. Williams holds various technical and professional industry certifications including being Certified by the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI), and achieving the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) andCompTIA Advanced Security Practitioners (CASP) credentials. He holds degrees in Computer Information Systems and Information Security.

Mr. Williams was born and currently lives in the Washington Metropolitan Area with his wife and four (4) children. He is a minister in the church he attends, teaching Biblical Studies. He is Chairman of the Board for Understanding the Needs In Today's Youth (UNITY), Inc, a not-for-profit youth athletics and development organization. For health and fitness, Mr. Williams participates in martial arts and "combatives" with high levels (belts) of achievement.

With over two decades of cyber security experience, Evgeniy Kharam is an expert security professional and senior
Tyrone E. Wilson is an information security professional with 22 years of experience in information technology and systems configuration, and network security. Wilson also has extensive knowledge in computer network defense, vulnerability assessments, cyber threat analysis, and incident response. Currently, Wilson is the Founder and President of Cover6 Solutions; which teaches companies and professionals various aspects of information security, penetration testing, and IPv6. Additionally, Tyrone is the organizer of a three cyber security meetup groups with the most popular being a 5,000+ person group called The D.C. Cyber Security Professionals. Founded in 2012, the D.C. Cyber Security Professionals Group's dedication to providing networking opportunities, informative discussions and educational sessions on all things cyber, has allowed the group to grow strong while providing a real benefit to the cyber community. @tywilson21
Jack D Oden, acting as a leader/contributor to a 10-year, $200 million contract, provides consulting services to government customers on cyber security in the area of industrial control systems for mission-critical infrastructure. In addition, he provides similar consulting services to commercial customers. He advises the customers on application of and compliance with legal, regulatory, and policy requirements, such as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications (SP) 800-53 and 800-82, and related documents. Mr. Oden leads a team of three other SMEs, who add their expertise in the areas of Windows, Linux, threat analysis, and networking, to advise in the specific area of cyber security for supervisory control and data acquisition, energy management control, and other building management systems. These systems support multiple sites around the world, from single buildings to multi-building campuses which total over a half billion square feet of facilities. Mr. Oden writes strategies, implementation plans, and other cyber security-related plans and procedures. He leads discussions about topics related to cyber security of industrial control systems, supporting customer representatives in making both strategic and tactical decisions. He conducts and directs site surveys and security assessments of customer facilities and writes and edits reports of those surveys and assessments. Mr. Oden assists the customer in developing priority lists of the tasks needed to improve cyber security and writes statements of work and supporting independent cost estimates for requests for proposal to acquire contracts completing the tasks, and evaluates the contractors designs and customer commissioning of the work.

Jack is a self-motivated, energetic, and accomplished team player with twenty years' experience in negotiating system improvements between users and engineers; developing projects; and acquiring, operating, analyzing, designing, and programming quality, user-oriented systems. Seventeen years' experience in hands-on leadership. He has ten years' experience in managing business development efforts for a premiere organization performing cutting edge research and development and performing engineering, design, implementation, certification, and accreditation to advance U. S. national security. Jack has eight years' experience in various aspects of cyber security including oversight of an integrator/developer, standing up and managing a cyber security operation center, and setting up an industrial control system security testing and training center. Managed various aspects of twenty-five projects over twenty-five years. Directed all facets of two full-scale computer operations. Managed a cyber-security operation center. He directed engineering support for technical product sales force. He planned and directed construction of a 67,000 square foot facility for an information system security operation to include four SCIFs totaling 21,000 square feet. Jack holds a Top Secret/SCI clearance for government security work. He holds certifications as a Project Management Professional, an Information Security Systems Professional, a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional, and a SCADA Security Architect, as well as a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast. Previously, Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Aspect Security, a successful and innovative application security consulting company acquired by Ernst & Young. Jeff is also a founder and major contributor to OWASP, where he served as Global Chairman for 8 years and created the OWASP Top 10, OWASP Enterprise Security API,OWASP Application Security Verification Standard, XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet, and many other widely adopted free and open projects. Jeff has a BA from Virginia, an MA from George Mason, and a JD from Georgetown.
Frank Walsh joined Malwarebytes in 2016 to lead the global sales engineering team and all enterprise security-integration efforts. His experience spans leadership and development roles in the design, integration and launch of cutting-edge technology solutions used by millions of end-users across the globe.
Christopher Porter is the CISO for Fannie Mae. In this role, he helps to communicate the importance of information security across the enterprise and to mature and innovate Fannie Mae's defense and response capabilities. Porter has over 15 years of experience in IT and security industries. His background includes work as an economist, network and system administration, information security consultant and researcher. In his previous role at Verizon, Porter was a lead analyst and author of Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report series. He was also the co-creator of the VERIS Framework (Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing) which allows organizations to collect and report security incident metrics in a standard and repeatable manner. Porter has a bachelor's degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia. He also earned his master's degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. Porter is a member of the Advisory Board for the McIntire School of Commerce M.S. in MIT Advisory Board at the University of Virginia as well as the Board of Directors at the FAIR Institute.
Rich is the CISO for Capital One's Card division, and leads the Divisional CISO organization covering Capital One's Retail Bank, Commercial Bank, Financial Services, and Card lines of business.

Rich has over 20 years of experience in information security. Prior to joining Capital One, he was the Deputy Director of the CERTr Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University where he led teams focused on research and development, strategic consulting, and providing operational guidance to numerous government agencies. His focal areas included situational awareness, threat intelligence, vulnerability management and discovery, defensive operations, and incident response. During his tenure at CERT/CC, Rich played a pivotal role in advancing national-level network defense programs, supported several of the nation's largest data breaches, and worked to advance the US Government's capability to track nation state actors.

Prior to joining CERT/CC, Rich spent over a decade focused on information security, primarily in the financial sector. During his tenure at Fannie Mae, Rich led security engineering, operations, threat intelligence, electronic discovery, and incident response teams.

Rich holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from George Washington University, as well as CISSP and CISM certifications. In addition to his role at Capital One, Rich is an adjunct instructor and executive coach at Carnegie Mellon University's CISO program.

Bharanendra (Bernie) leads the DoD practice and has delivered solutions in areas of Cloud, Big Data and Cybersecurity. Before REAN, Bernie has worked in DCSSP Inc and AWS. At AWS, he was a key member of the Public sector business development and sales management team that was responsible to ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services onto AWS.
Jason Taule is a 25+ year veteran of the information assurance and cybersecurity industry who has worked in both the intelligence community and commercial sectors first consulting to Federal agencies and then serving as inside Chief Security Office / Chief Privacy Officer both within the Government and at large systems integrators like General Dynamics and CSC. He helped build the original DARPA CERT, was responsible for the first computer security programs at the VA and NASA, authored the Maryland Data Privacy Law, led a multi-million dollar global cyber security practice for a large international consulting firm, ran the team responsible for HIPAA complaint investigations for OCR for 3 years, and for the last 17 years has been a luminary in the US Health IT space supporting numerous OpDivs in DHHS.
Mr. Taule is a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy, is member of the Homeland Security Preparation and Response Team, is an active member of the HITRUST Alliance, serves on the Advisory Board of the Howard County Economic Development Authority Technology Council, is the driving force behind the HoCo CISO In Residence program, currently sits on the DHHS/CMS Information Security and Privacy Workgroup, the FBI Cyber Health Work Group, the US Health IT Standards Committee's Transport and Security Workgroup and is a White House invitee to the Security Policy Roundtable for the President's Precision Medicine Initiative.
Jason Taule is currently the Chief Security and Privacy Officer for FEi Systems, a leading Heath IT company that designs, builds, hosts, and maintains health IT solutions for federal and state government agencies including Medicare, SAMHSA, ACL, OCR, DoD, VA, and most state Medicaid programs.

Experience Profile
As FEi's Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Jason Taule is responsible for the information security, risk management, and privacy strategy, policy, and governance program for the company. Mr. Taule is a member of the senior management team and his leadership contributions have advanced the science and practice of information security and risk management. With passion and integrity, his communication/interpersonal skills and numerous accomplishments as a security specialist earned him recognition as Industry Luminary. Ever mindful of the need to balance security with utility, he has successfully adapted security controls in countless real-world implementations; this pragmatism leads many to consider him the voice of reason. His unique background enables him to incorporate both business and technical perspectives in integrated solutions.
Mr. Taule also serves as Principal System Security Officer for customer facing systems/projects and/or oversees the work of SSOs for all company projects and he has final authority for all regulatory (HIPAA, FISMA, etc.) security artifacts produced (i.e., Risk Assessments, System Security Plans, Contingency Plans, After Action Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, etc.). Mr. Taule provides security architecture and solutions support to ensure adherence to applicable security standards and guidelines. Finally, Mr. Taule coordinates a centralized program to identify, report (e.g., POA&M), manage, and ultimately close any Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) that may arise from periodic self-assessments and/or the many third party audits to which we are subject.

_ MSB, Information Technology Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, 1993
_ BBA, Business Management, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA, 1987
_ Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), EC-Council
_ Certified Data Protection Specialist (CDPS), Data Management Institute
_ Certified Homeland Security (CHS) - Level III, ACFEI
_ Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), ISACA
_ Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ISACA
_ Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ISACA
_ Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Institute of Management Consultants
_ HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner, (ISC)2
_ INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM), National Security Agency

Randy Trzeciak is Technical Manager of CERT's Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Management Team and the Director of CERT's national Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute. The team's mission is to assist organizations in improving their security posture and incident response capability by researching technical threat areas; developing and conducting information security assessments; and providing information, solutions and training for preventing, detecting, and responding to illicit activity. Randy has over 27 years' experience in a wide-range of topics including: insider threat, cybersecurity, software engineering, project management, information security, and database design, development, and maintenance. In addition to his role with CERT, he also has a dual appointment as Program Director for the Masters of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM) program and CERT professor at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College, Graduate School of Information Systems and Management. Randy holds an MS in Management from the University of Maryland and a BS in Management Information Systems and a BA in Business Administration from Geneva College.