October 9-10, 2018 | The Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD

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Keynote Speakers
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is serving his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives for the citizens of Maryland's 2nd District. Congressman Ruppersberger is known as a common sense consensus builder who works with Members from both sides of the aisle to get results for Maryland and the nation.

Congressman Ruppersberger currently serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, including the Defense and State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs subcommittees. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for allocating hundreds of billions of federal dollars each year.

The assignment comes after a committee-record 12 years serving on the House Intelligence Committee, including four as Ranking Member. Congressman Ruppersberger was the first Democratic freshman ever appointed to the committee, which oversees the collection and analysis of intelligence from around the world to ensure our national security and prevent potential crisis situations - especially terrorist activity. He traveled to more than 50 countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, China and Venezuela during his time on the committee.
On the committee, he developed a reputation for bipartisan leadership with then-Chairman and Republican Mike Rogers. Beginning in 2011, the pair worked together to pass five intelligence authorization bills over four years -- after a 6-year period without one -- as well as bipartisan cybersecurity legislation. In 2015, they became the first dual recipients of the prestigious William Oliver Baker Award from the nonpartisan Intelligence and National Security Alliance for their pragmatic leadership.

Congressman Ruppersberger previously served on the House Government Reform and House Armed Services Committees, where he worked to help keep our country safe and make sure our veterans at home, as well as our warfighters on the frontlines, have the resources they need.
Maryland's 2nd District includes parts of Baltimore City as well as Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard Counties. It is a vital center of trade and commerce for the state and national economy and includes the Port of Baltimore and the hundreds of businesses and manufacturing concerns dependent on it. The 2nd District is also home to the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, federal Cyber Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay and other installations essential to the country's national security.

Creating jobs and improving Maryland's economy is one of Congressman Ruppersberger's top priorities. He is working hard to help middle-class Marylanders achieve more than just making ends meet. The Congressman is also fighting to keep our country safe and get our first responders the funds they need to protect our communities and our families.


The Honorable C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger will be in the following session(s):

Welcome / Keynote
10/09/18 : 10:15AM - 10:45AM

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Speakers & Panelists




Balakrishnan Dasarathy, PhD is currently Professor and the Chair for the Information Assurance program at the Graduate School, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD. Dr. Dasarathy leads all aspects of the program including its curriculum and course development and recruitment of faculty and their development.
Prior to joining UMUC in September 2012, Dr. Dasarathy has had more than thirty years of industry R&D and R&D management experience in information assurance and cybersecurity, and related areas of computer sciences. He has worked for the telecom (GTE Laboratories (now a part of Verizon), Bellcore and Telcordia) and finance (JP Morgan) industries. Dr. Dasarathy has applied his cybersecurity, software and network engineering skills to commercial and military systems. He was Chief Scientist at Telcordia and Vice President of Global Technology at JP Morgan.
Dr. Dasarathy's current research interests include election system security, IoT security and privacy, secure software engineering, and models and platforms for adult learning.
His PhD is in Computer and Information Science from the Ohio State University.


Dr. Balakrishnan Dasarathy will be in the following session(s):

Election Security - Can our election systems be hacked?
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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Dr. Dimitoglou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Before joining the faculty he spent over a decade in the industry and government working in the areas of information systems, telecommunications, security, data archiving and space science. Dr. Dimitoglou has received several awards from the European Space Agency and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research interests span the range from cybersecurity and algorithms to simulations and information assurance in software engineering. Dr. Dimitoglou holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the School of Engineering & Applied Science of The George Washington University. He currently serves as the director of the Center of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

Geroge Dimitoglou will be in the following session(s):

Election Security - How Can we Hack-Proof Our Elections?
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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Morgan is a reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal. She covers technology, education and health care.

Morgan Eichensehr will be in the following session(s):

Future Threats and Quatum Leaps in Encryption, Automation and Machine Learning - Moderator
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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Christopher Jacob got his first taste of technology while serving as an Information Systems Coordinator in the United States Marine Corps. After leaving the service in 1996, Chris held roles ranging from systems administration, to solutions development, to architecture design before settling into Information Security in 2004. Chris specializes in bootstrapping and evolving solutions teams, and has found success at companies such as Sourcefire, General Dynamics, and ThreatQuotient.

Chris Jacob will be in the following session(s):

Future Threats and Quatum Leaps in Encryption, Automation and Machine Learning - Panelist
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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Mischel Kwon is the founder and CEO of MKACyber. She brings a rare blend of hands-on experience, academic research, and training and a seasoned understanding of how to build security operations organizations from inception. Mischel has more than 35 years of broad IT and security experience, ranging from application design and development, to network architecture and deployment, to building and implementing security operations centers, as she did when she built the first Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC) to monitor and defend the Department of Justice network against cyber threats while serving as the Deputy Director for IT Security Staff at the United States Department of Justice.
Prior to starting MKACyber, Mischel served as Vice President of Public Sector Security for RSA Security, where she was responsible for leading RSA Security in assisting the public-sector security solutions, strategies, technologies and policy. Before RSA Security, Mischel served as the Director for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), where she spearheaded the organization responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities in federal networks, disseminating cyber threat warning information and coordinating national incident response activities.
Mischel holds a Bachelor and Master of Science, Computer Science and a graduate certificate in Computer Security and Information Assurance. She currently sits on the board of the Western Governors University IT Council and previously served as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she also ran the GW Cyber Defense Lab.


Mischel Kwon will be in the following session(s):

Security Isn't Sexy: It's a Business (Subject to Change)
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Gloria Larkin is the President, CEO, and Founder of TargetGov, a government procurement, related business development and marketing service offering the exclusive Federal Acceleration Strategies and Tactics (FASTT) Process, the KickStart ProgramT, Capability Statements, certification services, capture, and expert federal contracting services. TargetGov celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. In the past 6 years, clients have won over $4 billion in federal contracts. Gloria has been interviewed on MSNBC and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC Magazine, and theStreet.com. She is the author of The Basic Guide to Government Contracting: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business and The Veterans Business Guide, and of hundreds of federal contracting articles in print and online. She is the Educational Foundation Board Chair Emeritus for WIPP, representing over 4 million business women nationwide.

Contact: GloriaLarkin@Targetgov.com or 866-579-1346


Gloria Larkin will be in the following session(s):

Accelerating Business Growth in the Cyber Market
10/10/18 : 1:00PM - 1:45PM

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Kent Malwitz is the President of UMBC Training Centers, UMBC's non-credit workforce development enterprise. Under Kent's leadership, Training Centers has become a world class provider of professional and technical training to the federal government, businesses and individuals seeking new careers and professional development.

Training Centers' core training and certification areas include:

• Big Data/Data Analytics
• Cloud Computing, Virtualization & DevOps
• Cybersecurity
• Software Development
• Linux and Red Hat Certification
• Project Management/Agile
• Leadership & Innovation

Kent is a graduate of UMBC with a degree in Information Systems and has 25 years of experience in the field of IT talent, covering technical consulting services, IT staffing and technical training. Kent is also the President of Cyberworks Academy, a joint venture in Augusta, GA supporting the workforce training needs of Fort Gordon and the surrounding community.


Kent Malwitz will be in the following session(s):

Alternative Pathways to Cyber
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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A Senior Corporate and technical leader and an accomplished software engineer with over 20 years of hands-on experience in the analysis, design, and development of complex software systems, Mr. Mourelatos has been instrumental and performed as a chief engineer developing of Cyber capabilities that today are used to protect critical DoD networks and mission critical assets.

Mr. Mourelatos is currently the Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for CACI's National Services and Intelligence Solutions business group responsible for leading and implementing technical strategy to develop next-generation mission oriented solutions in the areas of Cyber, Analytics, Mobile and Cloud. Previously, Mr. Mourelatos was responsible leading a team supporting the delivery of advanced engineering and technology solutions to the Intelligence Community in the areas of Signals Intelligence, Information Assurance and full spectrum Cyber (CND/A/O) solutions. A visionary and thought leader with unique abilities to integrate industry proven best practices; define architectures and corporate frameworks, processes and procedures that protect critical enterprise assets and ensuring mission resiliency.

Demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities, Mr. Mourelatos has extensive experience nurturing his team's career development, and proven track record of consistent project management and developing business strategies within the IC and DoD domains.


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

Leveraging Innovative Public / Private Partnerships to Drive Cyber Workforce Development
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM

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Chase Norlin is the CEO of Transmosis, an organization founded by Silicon Valley Technology Entrepreneurs dedicated to the research and application of technology to strengthen the American workforce. Transmosis is a nationally recognized Workforce Intermediary focused on enabling companies to build a pipeline of skilled labor by helping individuals address skill gaps through state and federal training dollars.

Norlin was previously the founder and CEO of Emerge Digital Group (EDG), named the 8th fastest growing company in America and the #1 fastest growing company in Silicon Valley by Inc. Magazine based on revenue growth. EDG was a holding company for a portfolio of digital marketing businesses that Norlin founded and grew to $50mm in revenue in three years.

A veteran of the Internet industry, Norlin developed Sony's first online photo sharing venture and founded the first online video sharing company.


Chase Norlin will be in the following session(s):

Transforming the Cybersecurity Workforce Via Government Collaborations
10/10/18 : 1:00PM - 1:45PM

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Omondi John Opala, PhD has over 20 years of experience in network engineering, information security, assurance, IT governance, and managing cross-functional technical teams. Dr. Opala is a regular regular speaks on the value proposition of Cyber Secuirty Engineering, Security Operation Center, and changing landscape of security in the age of Cloud and IoT.  He also has published articles covering subjects such Cloud Architecture, the impact of cyber warfare on enterprise networks and the role of security risk governance currently undergoing peer review process with MIS and IEEE Journals. He currently works for Sealed Air corporation as Director of Cyber Security Engineering and Operations.
In addition, Dr. Opala has taught as Adjunct Professor for different Universities & Colleges lecturing mostly on IT networking, certified ethical hacking, information security risk management, Information Security and Assurance. He received his Ph.D. in Information Technology with specialization in Information Security Assurance & Governance from Capella University and he is currently pursuing continuing education in Business Management at Harvard University Extension School.


Dr. Omondi Opala will be in the following session(s):

Architecting cybersecurity controls for secure implementation of Internet of Things (IoT)
10/09/18 : 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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John Prisco is the President and CEO of QuantumXchange, and brings more than 25 years of experience to the table as a founder and chief executive of high-tech start-ups. Throughout his career, John has played an essential role in helping government agencies and financial organizations identify and resolve threats within their networks; has developed partnerships with leading government integrators to reverse engineer malware providing critical attribution of adversaries; and has worked to assure that implemented technology is compliant and well protected at endpoints.

Prisco founded Penn Access, a competitive local access carrier operating in Pittsburgh. He then served as President and CEO of 2nd Century Communications, the nation's first packet-based CLEC operating in 33 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. In 2001, Prisco became CEO of eLink Communications, a provider of telecommunications operating in New York City. In 2003, he served as President and CEO of Ridgeway Systems & Software, a U.K.-based software company specializing in secure firewall traversal, which was acquired by Tandberg Incorporated in 2004. Prisco then served as President and CEO of GeoVantage Inc., a location-based services aerial imaging company sold to John Deere in 2005.

Following his time at GeoVantage, Prisco served as President and CEO of Triumfant for 10 years, which was acquired by Nehemiah Security in 2016. Most recently, Prisco was President and CEO of SPQR Cybersecurity. John holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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

Future Threats and Quatum Leaps in Encryption, Automation and Machine Learning - Panelist
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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Paul Roberts is the founder and Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger (securityledger.com), an independent security news website that explores the intersection of cyber security and the Internet of Things.

Paul is a seasoned reporter, editor and industry analyst with more than a decade of experience covering the information technology security space. His writing about cyber security has appeared in publications including The Christian Science Monitor, MIT Technology Review, The Economist Intelligence Unit, CIO Magazine, ZDNet and Fortune Small Business. He has appeared on prominent news outlets to discuss matters related to cyber security, including Al Jazeera America, NPR's Marketplace Tech Report and The Oprah Show.

Prior to launching Security Ledger, Paul worked as a Senior Analyst in The 451 Group's Enterprise Security Practice. He has held positions as a senior writer and editor at noted industry publications including Threatpost.com, Infoworld.com and Ziff Davis's eWeek.com and The IDG News Service.

Paul lives outside Boston with his wife and three, spirited daughters. His hobbies include running, swimming and local politics.


Paul Roberts will be in the following session(s):

Misconceptions of GDPR and How to Manage Preparedness - Moderator
10/10/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM

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With more than 25-years in the economic development profession, Tom has worked with partners in industry, higher education and at every level of government. His career projects exceed $10 billion in value and 50,000 jobs; these include the 2005 BRAC win for Aberdeen Proving Ground and numerous HQ, R&D lab and industrial projects for major government and private sector clients.
Tom has held leadership positions at both the local and regional levels. Most recently he served as President & CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. His work with the University System of Maryland is focused on company creation and tech commercialization, growing partnerships with industry and government agencies, developing student internships, R&D opportunities and launching the USM's new $25 million early-stage Maryland Momentum Fund. His efforts span all industry sectors, to include: aerospace, cyber, bio-health, virtual and augmented reality, autonomous systems, energy, environmental sustainability, additive manufacturing and education-technology.
He is a lifelong resident of Maryland, a proud graduate of UMBC and active on many boards related to business, economic development, public policy, education and health.


Mr. J. Thomas Sadowski will be in the following session(s):

Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Talent Ecosystem to Address National Security Needs - Moderator
10/09/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM

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Max leads the CyberTalent division of the SANS Institute, the most trusted and the largest provider of information security training and certification in the world. In this role, he directs business development and external stakeholder engagement to scale the various SANS CyberTalent programs and develop strategic partnerships. He also oversees the CyberTalent program operations and staff management. SANS CyberTalent helps organizations in both the public and private sectors address their cybersecurity human capital needs through initiatives such as VetSuccess, the Women's Immersion Academy, and the CyberTalent Assessments, among others. Max joined SANS Institute as its' CyberTalent Business Development manager in 2015.

Max has worked in the public affairs and stakeholder engagement arena of cybersecurity for the past five years, working with Government, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations, most recently as a Vice President at Cambridge Global Advisors, a homeland security strategic advisory services firm. He also previously served as the national recruitment director for the Cyber Aces Foundation, a nonprofit organization that trained and educated veterans, jobseekers, and students in cybersecurity via online training modules.

Max also has supported the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) CyberSkills Management Support Initiative (CMSI), an initiative within NPPD focused on building partnerships with academic institutions and NGOs as well as growing the cybersecurity talent pipeline for DHS through programs like the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative.

Max has a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University with a second degree in International Relations and a minor in Spanish. At Michigan State, he was a co-chair and fundraising director for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Additionally, he served as a Research Assistant to Distinguished Professor Richard Zinman of the James Madison College at MSU on international security and foreign relations policy.


Max Shuftan will be in the following session(s):

Leveraging Innovative Public / Private Partnerships to Drive Cyber Workforce Development
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM

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Emily Wilson is the Director of Analysis at Terbium Labs, a dark web intelligence company based in Baltimore. Emily oversees Terbium's fraud intelligence program, where she manages the research, collections, and strategic analysis of the dark web fraud economy. Emily focuses on the illicit market for personal information and payment card data, investigating how data breaches can impact risk and exposure for organizations.

Emily Wilson will be in the following session(s):

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something You: Rise of Synthetic Identities
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM

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