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

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Keynote Speakers
Ms. Marianne Bailey serves as DNM for NSS and Senior Cybersecurity Executive for NSA. This position is delegated by the Director of NSA and is directly responsible for all National Security Systems across the government containing classified and/or sensitive information critical to military and intelligence activities. Ms. Bailey, a Senior Executive Service III, was selected for this position after serving in significant leadership roles throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Ms. Bailey brings over 30 years of experience in government leadership, spear-heading Information Technology (IT) security and information sharing initiatives across the DoD, IC, and civil government sectors. In her most recent role, she served as both Principal Deputy for Cybersecurity and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO), Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). She ensured the Defense Department had a well-defined and well-executed cybersecurity program through extensive coordination with federal agencies, coalition partners and industry and the development and implementation of cybersecurity standards, policies, and procedures. Ms. Bailey drove improvement to the Department's global cybersecurity defense posture through the Cybersecurity Scorecard initiative and was awarded the Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service for her contributions.

Prior to joining the DoD CIO organization, Ms. Bailey was the Assistant Deputy Director of Trusted Engineering Solutions at NSA (2013 - 2015), and Chief of the NSA Information Assurance Directorate Engineering Group (2011 - 2013), where she redefined the agency's approach to cybersecurity through the development of innovative capabilities and solutions.

Ms. Bailey served as the Director of the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) (2006 - 2011) setting the precedent for Assured Information Sharing with the first ever DoD CIO/IC CIO joint-level organization. She was a key senior member of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) Afghanistan/Pakistan (AFPAK) Information Sharing and Collaboration Task Force, and worked extensively across the community to provide enterprise-class secure collaboration capabilities. Ms. Bailey was awarded the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal for her efforts. In the days after 9/11, she led an embedded NSA team at U.S. Central Command to design and operationalize the coalition mission partner network.

Ms. Bailey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Mechanical Engineering (1984), and a Master of Science degree in Resourcing the National Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University (2006). She is also a graduate of the NSA Senior Leadership Development Program (2007). She was selected for the Harvard Leadership Program and Mission to the Stars.


Ms. Marianne Bailey will be in the following session(s):

Closing Keynote / Awards - Cyber Challenge
10/09/18 : 4:15PM - 5:15PM

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Captain Devinney is a native of Warrington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics/Oceanography.

CAPT Devinney's initial sea tour was in USS PRINCETON (CG 59), where he served as 1st Lieutenant and then Fire Control Officer from 1991-1994, responsible for the missile and radar systems. He served his Department Head tour in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) from 1996-1999 as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer. In 2003, CAPT Devinney served as Executive Officer in USS VELLA GULF (CG 72). From 2008-2010, he commanded USS COLE (DDG 67). On COLE, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf and Somali Basin conducting counter piracy and counter terrorism operations in support of OPERATION OCEAN SHIELD.

Ashore, CAPT Devinney served in the Pentagon from 1999-2002, as the SMART SHIP and DDG Modernization Resource Sponsor for the Director, Surface Warfare (N86). In 2003, he reported to the Director, Navy Missile Defense (OPNAV N71), serving as Combat Systems Interoperability and Joint Distributed Engineering Plant (JDEP) Resource Sponsor. From 2004-2007, CAPT Devinney served as the Secretary of the Navy's Surface Warfare's Congressional Liaison to the Senate and House Appropriation Committees. From 2010-2011, CAPT Devinney served as the Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONS) and Rapid Fielding Branch Head on the Joint Staff (J8). From 2012-2013, he served as Senate Director for the Office of Secretary of Defense, Legislative Affairs. In 2013, CAPT Devinney was the Maritime Warfare Branch Head for the Navy's Quadrennial Defense Review and subsequently served as Strategy Branch Head for the Director, Surface Warfare (OPNAV N96). In 2014, CAPT Devinney became the Director, Strategic Cyber Defense for the Office of Secretary of Defense, Cyber Policy, in the Pentagon. In August 2016, he was appointed Director, Corporate Partnerships and Technology Outreach for United States Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Maryland. In this position, he is responsible for U.S. Cyber Command's strategic partnerships with commercial industry, Military Services, Academia and Federal Science and Technology Research Labs.

Captain Devinney is a 1995 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Masters of Management in Financial Management, and was designated a Conrad Scholar for academic excellence in Financial Management. Additionally, Captain Devinney is a 2008 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, earning a Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy, specifically focused on the financial sector.


Captain Ed Devinney, US Navy will be in the following session(s):

Overview of US Cyber Command
10/10/18 : 10:15AM - 11:00AM
How Industry Can Engage with USCC - Panel
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM

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Under Secretary Christopher Krebs was sworn in on June 15, 2018 as the Under Secretary for the
Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Krebs was nominated for the position by President Trump in February 2018.

Before serving as NPPD UnderSecretary, Mr. Krebs was appointed in August 2017 as the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. In the absence of a permanent NPPD UnderSecretary at the time, Mr. Krebs took on the role of serving as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for NPPD until he was subsequently nominated as the Under Secretary and confirmed by the Senate the following year.

Mr. Krebs joined DHS in March 2017, first serving as Senior Counselor to the Secretary, where he advised DHS leadership on a range of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and national resilience issues. Prior to coming to DHS, he was a member of Microsoft's U.S. Government Affairs team as the Director for Cybersecurity Policy, where he led Microsoft's U.S. policy work on cybersecurity and technology issues.

Before Microsoft, Mr. Krebs advised industry and Federal, State, and local government customers on a range of cybersecurity and risk management issues. This is his second tour working at DHS, previously serving as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection and playing a formative role in a number of national and international risk management programs.

As Under Secretary, Mr. Krebs oversees NPPD's efforts to defend civilian networks, secure federal facilities, manage systemic risk to National critical functions, and work with stakeholders to raise the security baseline of the Nation's cyber and physical infrastructure.

Mr. Krebs holds a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.


Christopher Krebs will be in the following session(s):

Keynote Address - Keynote
10/09/18 : 10:45AM - 11:30AM

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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
Andrea Arbelaez is the IT project manager for the Healthcare Portfolio at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Andrea currently oversees and supports research methods to secure a Picture Archiving and Communication System. Prior to this effort, Andrea supported efforts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developing resources for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Andrea has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Columbus State University and a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Colorado State University.

Andrea Arbelaez will be in the following session(s):

Securing "PACS" Through Collaboration
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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Isabel Cardenas-Navia is the director of emerging workforce programs at BHEF, where she develops and manages innovative partnerships between industry and postsecondary institutions to increase persistence to degree of STEM students, particularly women and minorities, and align undergraduate STEM education with workforce needs. Dr. Cardenas-Navia has consulted for the U.S. Navy where she had the responsibility to develop, implement, manage, evaluate, and report on activities and programs that strengthen and support the capabilities of non-profits, schools, and postsecondary institutions to participate in Naval STEM education programs and develop the next generation of Naval scientists and engineers. She served as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute, and she received her PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yale University.

Isabel Cardenas-Navia will be in the following session(s):

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

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Dr. Lily (Lidong) Chen is a mathematician and the manager of Cryptographic Technology Group in Computer Security Division, NIST. Her areas of research include cryptographic protocols, zero-knowledge proof, special featured digital signature schemes, network security, and security for wireless and mobility. Dr. Chen has actively contributed to cryptography and security standards developed in international and industry organizations such as ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC27 and IEEE 802 wireless. She co-authored book "Communication System Security" published in 2012 by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. She has been leading NIST cryptography program since 2012.

Lily Chen will be in the following session(s):

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

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Hannah Clifford is a Vice President for Nehemiah Security, a software platform that helps enterprise customers answer the question, how does cyber risk impact my business? Hannah Clifford has been leading multi-million-dollar acquisitions & investments in the security space for over two decades. She is an advocate for measuring digital risk across the enterprise, but more precisely its measurable impact on the enterprise value of a company. She is a graduate of West Point and earned her M.B.A at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Hannah Clifford will be in the following session(s):

Lessons Learned from 2018 Security Incidents - Panel
10/10/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM

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Drew Cohen is the current CEO of Zuul IoT as well as the CEO and President of MasterPeace Solutions, Ltd. Drew's background is rooted in software and system delivery. Early in his career he developed systems that were deployed across the Intelligence Community and DoD, including the first operational Navy intelligence system built using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, POST, and the map rendering software for one of the first GIS systems deployed widely across the Intelligence Community, Oilstock. After developing an exclusive with Netscape in the early 1990's, he left Government contracting to become the CTO and founder of an Internet startup, iFusion LLC. In 1995 he moved to Silicon Valley and joined the Intel Corporation as Director of Technical Strategy for Intel's Content Group. In 1997 he left Intel to become a founder and CEO of NeoPlanet Inc., a technology startup that was sold to Compaq in 2001. He returned to his roots, to support the Government after 9/11, working for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was promoted to Partner and Senior Vice President and was also responsible for starting Booz Allen's cloud computing initiative and leading the Booz Allen's Systems development work across National Security Accounts.

Drew Cohen will be in the following session(s):

The Growth of Smart Cities: The Dead Bird on the Sidewalk is the Least of Your IoT Problems - Panel
10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Casey is a business and technology leader who combines over 20 years of experience in IT with a proven track record in strategic business innovation, leadership and development. As the Chief Information Security Officer at OPAQ, he drives the company's security initiatives by leading the security strategy over corporate assets and systems. He was formerly a Partner at FourV Systems, where he led product and market development for a business intelligence platform for cybersecurity operations. Casey's career includes CIO of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, CIO of Fairchild Corporations retail sports division, Vice President of the Commercial Healthcare Products and Services business unit at General Dynamics Information Technology, and the founder of a successful early innovation startup in wireless applications. He began his career as deck watch officer and project engineer with the US Coast Guard, and is also a member of the advisory board at Fair Winds Brewing Company. Casey received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy and an MS in Technology Management from Columbia University.

Casey Corcoran will be in the following session(s):

Lessons Learned from 2018 Security Incidents
10/10/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM

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Emery Csulak is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)/ Senior Official for Privacy
for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He leads enterprise and
privacy functions at CMS and ensures the Agency complies with secure IT requirements
while encouraging innovation. Recently, as established under the Cybersecurity Act of
2015, he co-chaired the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force to analyze the
challenges the health care sector faces when securing and protecting itself against
cybersecurity incidents. Mr. Csulak has over 20 years of experience in information
technology, information security and management consulting. As information technology
has grown more complex with the advent of innovative technologies that allow for the rapid
collection, storage and distribution of vast amounts of information and data, so too has the
importance of safeguarding the privacy of health and other sensitive information collected
by CMS. Our Agency is entrusted with the health information of over 100 million
Americans, and it our fundamental responsibility as stewards of this information to ensure
its confidentiality is protected. Emery leads CMS's efforts to ensure we meet the standards
of excellence demanded by that stewardship responsibility, and protect it from bad actors
both foreign and domestic. Prior to CMS, Mr. Csulak was the Deputy CISO for the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he developed the DHS Information
Security Performance Plan and Scorecard in support of the Federal Information Security
Management Act (FISMA). While at DHS, he was a founding member of the Federal Risk
and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for Cloud Computing adoption with
the federal government. He served as the DHS Technical Representative supporting the
Joint Authorization Board (JAB). Mr. Csulak is a certified Project Management
Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Mr.
Csulak has a M.S. in Software Development Management and a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering. Mr. Csulak is a two time Federal 100 Award Winner by Federal Computer
Week in 2012 and 2014.


Emery Csulak will be in the following session(s):

- Panel
10/09/18 : 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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Mr. Paul Cunningham is the Department of Energy's (DOE) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Mr. Cunningham manages the Department's Enterprise Cybersecurity Program and strengthens its cybersecurity posture. As a trusted advisor to the CIO, Mr. Cunningham provides executive leadership and guidance for joint agency and Administration cybersecurity initiatives including the efforts under the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP), Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), and Committee on National Security Systems. He architected the DOE's Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center, which coordinates cybersecurity incident responses across the enterprise, and leverages the expertise within the nation's National Laboratories. Mr. Cunningham also served with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Information Assurance Governance Branch Director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In that role, he served as the primary Information Assurance policy advisor; responsible for clarifying policy and developing implementation strategies to meet governing directives and mission requirements. Some of his accomplishments included restructuring the Regional Information Assurance Manager program to improve support to Area Operations Managers, integrating system security activities within the established System Lifecycle Management (SLM) process, and improving field accessibility by establishing acceptable wireless policies and encryption standards. Prior to beginning his federal service, Mr. Cunningham was the Threat Mitigation Division Manager/Director of IT Security for Camber Corporation. In this role, Mr. Cunningham oversaw corporate contracts related to cybersecurity and national intelligence. He developed Camber's cyber business strategy and led two research and development projects two research and development projects; a testing tool based on NIST standards and a tool to examine file content for potentially sensitive data. Mr. Cunningham also worked as a contractor at the Office of Naval Intelligence in Information Assurance division. Before Camber, Mr. Cunningham served over 20 years in the U.S. Navy. Originally enlisting as an Aviation Structural Mechanic, he finished his career as Naval Officer and Aviator. He held numerous leadership positions during his tenure to include IT Director for Navy Operational Support Center Jacksonville; Safety Officer and Mishap Investigator; and Chief Standardization Flight Instructor for the Navy's Primary Flight Training Program. Mr. Cunningham holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Southern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Information Technology from Capella University. He has several certifications including Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Ethical Hacker.

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

Career Pathways
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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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 Trusted?
10/10/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Stacy Dawn is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). As CISO for EXIM, Stacy works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that cybersecurity concerns are addressed in all hardware and software lifecycle phases, including development, deployment, continued operations, and decommissioning. Stacy has been a federal employee for more than 21 years and held a prior CISO role with the Corporation for National and Community Service. She also previously served as Assistant Director for Privacy and Security at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Stacy believes that cybersecurity should not create an unnecessary interference with customer needs and the execution of EXIM's mission. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems and a Master's of Science in Management/Human Resources Management. Stacy also belongs to many organizations fostering government and industry partnerships and providing mentorship. It is her goal to encourage America's youth to study cybersecurity to help narrow the projected gap of cybersecurity professionals anticipated in the upcoming decade. Stacy maintains her CISSP certification and encourages certification in addition to higher education and internships/broad work assignments for those who want to be successful in the field.

Stacy Dawn will be in the following session(s):


10/09/18 : 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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Captain Devinney is a native of Warrington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics/Oceanography.

CAPT Devinney's initial sea tour was in USS PRINCETON (CG 59), where he served as 1st Lieutenant and then Fire Control Officer from 1991-1994, responsible for the missile and radar systems. He served his Department Head tour in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) from 1996-1999 as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer. In 2003, CAPT Devinney served as Executive Officer in USS VELLA GULF (CG 72). From 2008-2010, he commanded USS COLE (DDG 67). On COLE, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf and Somali Basin conducting counter piracy and counter terrorism operations in support of OPERATION OCEAN SHIELD.

Ashore, CAPT Devinney served in the Pentagon from 1999-2002, as the SMART SHIP and DDG Modernization Resource Sponsor for the Director, Surface Warfare (N86). In 2003, he reported to the Director, Navy Missile Defense (OPNAV N71), serving as Combat Systems Interoperability and Joint Distributed Engineering Plant (JDEP) Resource Sponsor. From 2004-2007, CAPT Devinney served as the Secretary of the Navy's Surface Warfare's Congressional Liaison to the Senate and House Appropriation Committees. From 2010-2011, CAPT Devinney served as the Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONS) and Rapid Fielding Branch Head on the Joint Staff (J8). From 2012-2013, he served as Senate Director for the Office of Secretary of Defense, Legislative Affairs. In 2013, CAPT Devinney was the Maritime Warfare Branch Head for the Navy's Quadrennial Defense Review and subsequently served as Strategy Branch Head for the Director, Surface Warfare (OPNAV N96). In 2014, CAPT Devinney became the Director, Strategic Cyber Defense for the Office of Secretary of Defense, Cyber Policy, in the Pentagon. In August 2016, he was appointed Director, Corporate Partnerships and Technology Outreach for United States Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Maryland. In this position, he is responsible for U.S. Cyber Command's strategic partnerships with commercial industry, Military Services, Academia and Federal Science and Technology Research Labs.

Captain Devinney is a 1995 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Masters of Management in Financial Management, and was designated a Conrad Scholar for academic excellence in Financial Management. Additionally, Captain Devinney is a 2008 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, earning a Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy, specifically focused on the financial sector.


Captain Ed Devinney, US Navy will be in the following session(s):

Overview of US Cyber Command
10/10/18 : 10:15AM - 11:00AM
How Industry Can Engage with USCC - Panel
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM

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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.

Dr. George Dimitoglou will be in the following session(s):

Election Security - How Can we Hack-Proof Our Elections?
10/10/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Christopher J. Dorobek is the voice behind GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER, a blog and audio program that focuses on six words: Helping government do its job better.
He is an award winning journalist and thought leader. In 2008, his editorials in Federal Computer Week were recognized with the ASBPE national editorial award, and in 2010, he was awarded Federal Computer Week's prestigious Federal 100 Award - the first working journalist to win that award in its more tha20-yearar history. In 2014, he was recognized with the Association of Federal Information Resource Managers President's Award for Media.

Before joining GovLoop, Dorobek served as the anchor of Federal News Radio 1500 AM's afternoon drive program, the DorobekINSIDER. He also served as the Internet evangelist for Federal News Radio's Web site, FederalNewsRadio.com. Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with nearly two decades of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology.

Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.
Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006.Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8's Federal News Today program. He also has written for AFCEA's Signal magazine. And he is a regular moderator for events. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster's Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, NH.

He is currently writing a book about how to moderate panels.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is a very proud father, and he lives in Washington, DC.


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

- Moderator
10/09/18 : 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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As the Chief Information Security Officer at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Jothi Dugar leads and manages all aspects of Healthcare Information Security for the nation's largest biomedical research hospital to include medical device security as well. Jothi has been in this role for the last seven years and has established and grown the Information Security Office as well a the security posture of the NIH and the Clinical Center significantly. With her forward thinking capability and innovative techniques, she is not afraid to take risks and think outside the box. In her previous experience, Jothi has worked extensively with the Department of Defense in both civilian and consulting roles as well as other Federal agencies. Jothi holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park as well as numerous professional and recognized security certifications. Her passion is in mentoring young women to get involved in Cybersecurity and encourage them to seek leadership roles.

Jothi Dugar will be in the following session(s):

Life of a CISO and Beyond
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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John Funge is currently Chief Product Officer at DataTribe. At DataTribe, he helps great entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their businesses. John loves working at the intersection of technology, design, and business.

Prior to DataTribe, John led product management at WealthEngine. Previously, John has co-founded and built three successful technology firms, all of which have been acquired by larger companies: Clara Vista acquired by CMGI (1999), Pickle.com acquired by Scripps Networks (2007), and BrightContext acquired by WealthEngine (2014).


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

Growing Local Cyber Investments
10/10/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander serves as the Vice Dean of the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Department in the graduate school at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). She oversees the Cybersecurity Technology Program; the Cybersecurity Management and Policy Program; the Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation Program; and the Information Assurance Program. Prior to this position, she was the Program Chair of the Cybersecurity Technology Program, Assistant Collegiate Professor, and adjunct faculty within the department.

Previously, she served as the Assistant Administrator for Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She led TSA's IT organization with an annual budget responsibility of more than $450 million. She provided all aspects of IT services for over 60,000 employees at 450 federalized airports and 23 international locations. She was responsible for all aspect of cybersecurity and information assurance, application development, infrastructure engineering, business management, financial planning and budget execution, and strategic planning. She was an integral part of the TSA Senior Leadership Team. She also played a key leadership role as a part of the Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer Council.

Prior to TSA, Dr. Garrison-Alexander served 25 years with the National Security Agency (NSA)/Department of Defense, starting as an Electronic Engineer and holding leadership positions in Technology and Systems, Signals Intelligence, Information Assurance, and Research & Development. She served as the Deputy Counterterrorism and as a Senior Operations Officer. She worked with all military services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Special Forces. She was a part of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (SES).

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Masters of Science in Telecommunications Management and a Doctor of Management -Technology and Information Systems track.

Awards & Recognition:
• Distinguished Alumni Award - Herff College of Engineering - University of Memphis - 2015
• Distinguished Alumni Award - University of Maryland University College - 2012
• Sterling Leadership Award - Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) - 2011
• Government Information Security Leadership Award - (ISC)2 - 2011
• Excellence Award - American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) - 2011

Speeches and Interviews:
Highly sought after speaker within the Chief Information Officer, information technology, cybersecurity and leadership venues:
• Radio Interviews: Federal News Radio (Ask the CIO), Federal News Radio (Fed Insider), Federal News Radio (Telework Panel), etc.
• Magazine Interviews: Diversity/Careers in Engineering and IT, FedScoop Interview, FedTech Magazine (Mobility), etc.
• Speaking Engagements: AFCEA DHS Panel, Women in Homeland Security Panel, Cyber Resilience for National Security, FedScoop McAfee Public Sector Summit Panel, US TRANSCOM, Cyber Security Summit Panel; IDGA Cyber Security Summit Panel; USDA Cyber Conference Panel.; Hackers Halted; Cool Careers for Girls in Cybersecurity, etc.


Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander will be in the following session(s):


10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM
Career Pathways - Moderator
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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Megan Gates is an associate editor at Security Management, a magazine written for security professionals on best practices to help them protect people, property, and information. She covers emerging cybersecurity threats and trends, as well as legal issues related to security, and holds a bachelor's in journalism with a minor in film studies from Missouri State University. Megan recently won the 2017 American Society of Business Publication Editors Young Leaders Scholarship and a national writing award for her piece "The Cyber Incident Survival Guide," a best practice guide on handling a data breach. In addition to being published by Security Management, her work has appeared in Reuters, USA TODAY College, The Springfield Business Journal, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, and The Joplin Globe.

Megan Gates will be in the following session(s):

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

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Frank Glover is the Lead Director of TEDCO's Seed Fund and is a member of Maryland Venture Fund's investment team. Prior to joining TEDCO, Frank was at Greenspring Associates, a global venture investment firm, where he was responsible for investments in growth-stage companies, early-stage funds, and secondaries.
Before Greenspring, Frank held a strategic operating role at Yum! Brands. At Yum!, Frank focused on revitalization initiatives for the KFC franchise system, drawing from his experience building a franchise lending business for TD. Prior to Yum! and TD, Frank founded Odin Ventures, a pre-seed studio. Earlier in his career, Frank worked in investment banking at Barclays Capital and Piper Jaffray.

Frank holds an International MBA from University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business and a BS in Business Administration from University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also a CFA charterholder and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Frank Glover will be in the following session(s):

Growing Local Cyber Investments
10/10/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Dov Goldman is VP, Innovation & Alliances for Opus, the leading provider of compliance and risk management solutions. He is an expert in regulatory compliance and third party information security, and is responsible for the company's Third Party Management (3PM) Information Security strategy. Dov advocates a strategic, controls-driven approach to managing third party cyber risk, based on his ongoing work with CISO's and IT vendor risk professionals, and speaks regularly on how organizations can enhance their third party InfoSec risk strategy. Prior to joining Opus, Dov played a key role in the creation and marketing of a solution for anti-bribery and corruption-focused third party management. He has a background in software development and deep experience implementing multiple generations of technology solutions.

Dov Goldman will be in the following session(s):


10/09/18 : 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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Aaron Gregg covers national security contracting industry and Washington-area businesses for the Washington Post's financial desk. He studied political science and music (Jazz guitar) at Emory University in Atlanta, and has a graduate degree in public policy from Georgetown. Aaron joined the Post in 2014 through a partnership with American University's School of Communications. Before that, he worked at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a United Nations field office in the Philippines. He is from the Atlanta area but calls D.C. his home.

Aaron Gregg will be in the following session(s):

The Growth of Smart Cities: The Dead Bird on the Sidewalk is the Least of Your IoT Problems - Moderator
10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Gayle Guilford is the CISO for Baltimore City Government. As CISO for Baltimore, Gayle practices and preaches the importance of both internal and external partnerships dedicated to the Cyber Security of both citizens and employees. Gayle has worked for Baltimore City Government since 2008, including 5 years as Director of Information Services for the Baltimore City Police Department and 4 years as CISO. Some call her the CJIS or Security Lady. Her favorite saying is "When, Not If". Gayle presented at 2018 NFBPA Forum Cleveland Ohio 2017 CIO Leadership Forum Washington DC, 2016 7X24 Exchange DelVal Chapter Event, AFCOM Data Center World 2015, IACP LEIM Conference in 2012, Canadian Interoperability Interest Group Conference in 2011 and 2012, and CAPITA Mobile in London England in 2010 to name a few. Her focus at the City of Baltimore has been utilizing technology and security best practices designed to advance the safety and security of the citizens of her hometown. She is also the Co-Chair of the Maryland Regional USAI Cyber Security Committee. Gayle has over 25 years' experience with telecommunications; information technology; disaster and emergency service; and cyber security.

Gayle B. Guilford will be in the following session(s):


10/09/18 : 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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Karl Gumtow is Chief Executive Officer and founder of CyberPoint International, a cyber security company delivering innovative, leading-edge products, solutions, and services to customers worldwide. One of CyberPoint's missions is identifying promising global technologies and bringing them to the US market. Karl has worked for more than two decades at all levels of the commercial and US Government security communities. He is known for his deep technical expertise in cyber security and his record of leading organizations though complex, challenging, and mission-critical problems in this rapidly evolving field. Before founding CyberPoint, Karl directed large engineering organizations, led programs and initiatives related to security technologies, and developed innovative business strategies for both large and small enterprises. Karl is equally committed to corporate social responsibility. From pioneering new ways to help school children learn about technology, to sharing his time and expertise with government and business leaders, CyberPoint is always looking for opportunities to give back to the community. Karl holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from George Washington University.

Karl Gumtow will be in the following session(s):

How Industry Can Engage with USCC
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Next Generation National Cyber Protection Teams [CPT]
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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Jennifer Havermann is a Deloitte Client Relationship Executive located in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. She leads client relationships, strategy, and business development for Deloitte Central Maryland including the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense clients within the community. Her background includes leadership, strategy and business development, business and program management, technical solution development and cyber practitioner/adjunct faculty in cyber defense. She joined Deloitte in 2017 after 15 years of service in the defense contracting community, and a combined 15 years of Government service for the Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Education. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance, a Network Engineering Certificate, and technical certifications of Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She serves on several boards including AFCEA Central Maryland and Fort Meade Alliance and is an active volunteer with Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Jennifer Havermann will be in the following session(s):

The Cyber Generation:Top 5 Cyber Issues Facing Maryland Schools - Panel
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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CURRENT POSITION: Mr. David A. Hogue is the Technical Director for the NSA Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center (NCTOC) in the National Security Agency/Central Security Service's (NSA/CSS) Cybersecurity Operations (CSO) Group in the Operations Directorate. He is the principal advisor to the Chief CTOC on all technical matters for the dynamic, national-level Operations Center directing the fight against malicious cyber activity 24/7, every day of the year, preventing, detecting and responding to cyber events and incidents through integrated cybersecurity operations.

BACKGROUND: Prior to joining NSA/CSS, Mr. Hogue spent nine years in Industry, including support to United States (U.S.) Cyber Command's predecessor - the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations. He transitioned to NSA/CSS civilian employment in 2009, where he has held a multitude of technical leadership positions and has been at the forefront of interagency efforts to protect and defend DoD and U.S. Government networks from cyber threats.

From early 2012 until mid-2013, Mr. Hogue worked in the Signals Intelligence Directorate's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) Remote Operations Center (ROC), where he stood up a new team focused on capability development that transformed TAO's initial access mission. In mid-2013 through December 2014, he served an 18-month tour as a Director of Cybersecurity Operations in the 24/7/365 NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center (NTOC) where his cyber expertise and results-oriented leadership forged optimal execution of NSA/CSS offensive and defensive missions across the cryptologic enterprise. From 2014 until implementation of NSA21 in August 2016, Mr. Hogue was the Technical Director of the Analysis Group within NTOC where he was the primary technical authority responsible for delivering vital threat intelligence on an escalating number of sophisticated, dynamic and dangerous threat actors and technologies. While in this position, he also served as a corporate officer, heading whole-of-community efforts such as leading NSA/CSS's cyber investigation of computer network attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment. He provided the foundational analysis that underpinned the public declaration by the FBI Director that North Korea was responsible for this activity, marking for the first time ever, the U.S. Government publically attributing a destructive cyber-attack to a nation-state.


Dave Hogue will be in the following session(s):

Best Practices from NSA's Cybersecurity Operations Center
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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Lisa Holman was appointed as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (Deputy CISO) for the United States Postal Service in May 2017. In this role, Lisa directs the development and delivery of effective cybersecurity strategies, safeguarding the Postal Service's employees, customers, critical infrastructure, and information systems against present and future digital threats. She is responsible for governance and oversight over the Postal Service's cybersecurity structure, leading a team of information security experts engaged in training and awareness, policy development, compliance, strategic management, workforce planning, and enterprise architecture.

In 1983, Lisa started her career in Washington, DC as a Forensic Chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration transferring to the Postal Service Forensic Laboratory in 1989. After 16 years as a Forensic Chemist, Lisa became a Postal Inspector and was assigned to the Mid-Carolina's District, Charlotte, NC. Her tenure as a federal law enforcement officer included a variety of assignments focused on defending the nation's mail system from illegal or dangerous use and protecting its employees, infrastructure, and customers. Lisa is renowned for her investigative efforts combatting Internet crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children. Lisa also served as the Assistant Inspector in Charge of Information Technology Services Management for the Postal Inspection Service where she directed liaison and service delivery for information technology applications and infrastructure, data and intelligence, mobile solutions, and compliance.

Tenured over thirty years in the federal sector, including support, technical, and investigative experience, Lisa brings a unique perspective to the Deputy CISO role. Her commitment to protecting customers, employees, partners and USPS assets affords tremendous value to the Postal Service and the cybersecurity community at large.


Lisa Holman will be in the following session(s):

Life of a CISO and Beyond - Panel
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Bryan Inagaki is the Director of Cybersecurity Risk Management at Thermo Fisher Scientific and has been a key leader in the company's focused effort on enhancing their Cyber Security posture and development of secure solutions for customers. Bryan has over 13 years of experience in both physical and information security program management, and is a proponent of integrated operations models that encourage teams to work directly and efficiently across organizational boundaries. As a former Special Agent with the United States Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, Bryan brings practical understanding of risk to the world of information security, and his focus on tangible elements of risk push forward understanding and acceptance of risk-based decision making.

Bryan Inagaki 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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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 Quantum Leaps in Encryption, Automation and Machine Learning
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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Diane M. Janosek is currently the National Security Agency's Deputy Commandant for the National Cryptologic School, which contains five colleges to include the College of Cyber and College of Cryptology. Ms. Janosek manages and oversees the delivery of unique offerings for the nation's civilian and military intelligence global workforce in the areas of cyber, network security, cyber resilience, and encryption to ensure a strong federal workforce to defend critical national security networks.

Previously, she served in leadership roles in National Security Agency's Directorate of Technology to include serving as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. She has served in a variety of legal, policy and executive management positions in the U.S. Government judicial and executive branches, to include Chief Legal Officer to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and as Legal Counsel at both the White House and the Pentagon. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States and is certified in information and network security (CISSP). She is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (SES) and holds an active Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance. She has published a plethora of articles and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the National Intelligence University in Washington D.C. in the Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence/Technical Intelligence program.

Ms. Janosek's areas of expertise include privacy and technology, governance and data policy, export control, defense acquisition, and information security. In her current role, she is committed to the educational, leadership, professional and practical learning needs of the nation's cyber workforce in today's dynamic threat environment.


Diane M. Janosek will be in the following session(s):

The Cyber Generation:Top 5 Cyber Issues Facing Maryland Schools
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Mary Keller, the Program Administrator for the Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland Program, began her career in healthcare. After completing a Masters of Arts in Counseling, Mary assisted with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the Maryland Governor's Office of Healthcare Reform. From there, Mary began her work with the EARN Maryland Program, providing technical assistance to each of the healthcare grants within the program. In January of 2015, Mary became Administrator of the Program and now manages a budget of $8 million annually and 59 Strategic Industry Partnerships throughout the State of Maryland.

Mary Keller 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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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):

Getting the Board’s Buy-In Through SOC Metrics
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 (FAST) Process, the KickStart Program, 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: Info@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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Martha Laughman joined the UMBC Training Centers team in January of 2018 as the Director of Workforce Channel Development and Veterans Programs. She specializes in creating pathways to cybersecurity.

As the wife of a severely Wounded Warrior she saw firsthand the challenges faced during employment rehabilitation and the impact employment can have on the health of a family.

Martha holds a Master's Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and has past experience in case management, behavior modification, and career counseling. In 2015 she decided to focus on creating pathways for Veterans and disabled to enter the workforce and played a role in the success of several workforce channels before creating the Army's first cybersecurity transition program.

Martha has worked for the US Chamber of Commerce, written soft skill / professional development curriculum for a cybersecurity school, has served on the Board of Directors for ISSA Colorado Springs, volunteered as a Tedx coach, and is a member of the National Cybersecurity Exchange leadership team.

Currently, Martha and the UMBC Training Centers Cyber Academy team have created a cybersecurity apprenticeship program to carve a pathway for identified populations in Maryland get into cybersecurity.


Martha Laughman will be in the following session(s):

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

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Tony Lawrence is the CEO of VOR Technology, one of the fastest growing small businesses in Maryland. Tony is a disabled US Army Veteran who spent much of his military service at NSA - initially as a cyber deployer and ultimately as the Corporate Briefer for General Keith Alexander. Tony recently launched a sister company to VOR called TRION (yes, a Quantum particle!) - which is focused on Quantum based products and training. Tony recently delivered a compelling talk at the ITEN Wired Conference in Pensacola to discuss the need for a galvanization of resources across the United States to enable us to close the substantial gap between ourselves and some other adversarial nation states respective to our ability to leverage Quantum Communications Technology to secure our national interests in cyberspace.

Tony Lawrence will be in the following session(s):

Truth, Lies and the Quest for Information Dominance
10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Joseph brings a wealth of enterprise technology knowledge and experience having previously built cybersecurity technologies previously used directly by Apple, Microsoft, LG, Samsung, Novartis, Pfizer, and many others. Mr. Loomis is well versed in Cybersecurity incident response methodologies and is a technological visionary related to difficult problem sets related to national security. Internationally televised and trusted by the most sensitive organizations, Joseph is passionate about helping others in need and building a more collaborative community through the Incident Response Consortium and CyberSponse, an automation & orchestration company he founded in 2011.

Joseph Loomis will be in the following session(s):

Next Generation National Cyber Protection Teams [CPT] - Panel
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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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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Jason Miller is an executive editor and reporter with FederalNewsRadio 1500 AM and FederalNewsRadio.com-an all-news multi-media organization focused specifically on covering the federal government and its contractors. As executive editor, Jason directs the news coverage of the station and works with reporters to ensure a broad range of coverage of technology, procurement, finance and human resources. As a reporter, Jason focuses mainly on technology and procurement issues, including cybersecurity, cloud, mobile computing and acquisition policies and programs. Jason hosts the weekly Ask the CIO program where he interviews large and small agency CIOs about their priorities and challenges. Before coming to FederalNewsRadio in March 2008, he worked at Government Computer News for six years and Federal Computer Week for one year. He covered governmentwide technology issues that focused on people, policy and programs. These include the Bush administration's e-government initiatives, federal enterprise architecture, cybersecurity and HSPD-12. From 1998 to 2001, Jason covered small business and minority-owned business contracting issues as the editor of Set-Aside Alert newsletter. Jason has won several awards during his career, including the SBA's regional Small Business Journalist of the Year in 2000, and a first place in story telling by the Virginia Press Association in 1997. Jason lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife, Lita, and two children, Talia, 17, and Elias, 16.

Jason Miller will be in the following session(s):

Life of a CISO and Beyond - Moderator
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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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 - Panel
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM

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Dr. Nobles is an information technology and cybersecurity subject matter expert (SME), national security leader, cybersecurity scientist, and practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland University College. He is active in involved in the cybersecurity community, volunteering with multiple professional associations and conducting research. He authored a book on the integration of technologically advanced aircraft in general aviation. Dr. Nobles' personal story is featured in the book, Black Men Changing the Narrative Through Education. Dr. Nobles recently retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years and is currently employed with Wells Fargo as a Cybersecurity / Information Security subject matter expert supporting the Enterprise Access Management Team. Dr. Nobles serves as the Chairman, Cybersecurity and Information Technology Advisory Board for the Maryland Center and Bowie State University. Additionally, he serves on the Cyber Council for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. Dr. Nobles has fulfilled various leadership positions. He served as a Cybersecurity, Cyberspace, and Cryptologic Planner, as the Deputy Director of Operations, Deputy Director for Strategy and Governance, Director of National Operations, Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director of Intelligence, and the Executive Lead for Cyber Intelligence Support. Dr. Nobles' is a cybersecurity SME and strategist that understands aligning cyber and information technology efforts to strategic goals to mitigate risks and implementing robust security practices and controls. He is accustomed to leading enterprise-wide changes and transformations to improve the coordination and execution of cybersecurity operations. Dr. Nobles led a global cyber intelligence working group to support national-level objectives consisting of 12 global entities. He spearheaded a national-level prototype project enabling the U.S. to gain the technological advantage, establishing the precedence for leveraging emerging technologies in intelligence operations. Dr. Nobles served as an advisor to senior executives to optimize cyberspace and cybersecurity operations, developed business continuity and disaster recovery procedures, improved information security, and provided technology consultant on big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He continues to serve on several national-level cyber councils and associations to shape national-level policies and technological issues in cybersecurity. Dr. Nobles routinely presents at cybersecurity conferences, serves as a keynote speaker, and panel member. He is in high demand for his thought leadership on difficult cybersecurity issues and topics. He has earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Management and Engineering Technology, specializing in technology innovation and integration. Dr. Nobles attained graduate degrees in Aeronautical Science, Business Administration, and Military Strategy and Operational Art, and an undergraduate degree in Business Management.

Dr. Calvin Nobles will be in the following session(s):

Career Pathways - Panel
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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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 Quantum Leaps in Encryption, Automation and Machine Learning - Panel
10/09/18 : 2:20PM - 3:05PM

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Dr. Ahmad Ridley was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute as class valedictorian. As a member of the first cohort of the Meyerhoff Scholars and UMBC, he completed a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

Dr. Ridley completed his Masters and PhD degrees in applied mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. In his PhD dissertation, he focused on optimizing the performance of telecommunication call centers using mathematical techniques such as linear algebra, differential equations, probability, and statistics, and stochastic processes.

After graduate school, Dr. Ridley worked as a systems engineer for a telecommunications consulting company named Noblis. There, he supported the federal government in analyzing multi-million dollar telecom contracts for their technical and price merit.

Currently, he works as a researcher for the Department of Defense, applying mathematics to the field of cybersecurity.


Ahmad Ridley will be in the following session(s):

Autonomous Decision Systems for Cyber Defense
10/09/18 : 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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COL Benjamin Ring was commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1996 with a Bachelor in Computer Science from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. After completing the Armor Officer Basic course, he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany with 1-77 Armor Battalion where he assumed duties as tank platoon leader, company executive officer, assistant Intelligence Officer, and assistant Operations Officer, to include tours in both Bosnia and Kosovo. In 2000, upon completion of the Armor Captain's Career Course as the distinguished honor graduate, he was assigned to 1-8 Cavalry, 1st U.S. Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas where he served as the unit personnel and logistics officer and he commanded Headquarters Company and Alpha Company, which included combat deployment to Iraq. In 2006, he was assigned to West Point, NY where he served as both a Research Scientist in Cybersecurity and as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science teaching programming, graphics, and digital forensics. From 2009-11, he served as the Division Information Systems Manager for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and as Senior Systems Manager for Regional Command - East in Afghanistan. From 2011-14, he was the Academic Systems Manager for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He most recently served as the Operations Officer for the U.S. Cyber Protection Brigade in Ft. Gordon, GA. A member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies, he has several publications in both technical and leadership journals. In addition to his Bachelor's degree, COL Ring has earned a Master's in Computer Science from Boston University, and a Ph.D. In Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University; his thesis focused on adaptive asynchronous control and consistency in distributed data analytics to improve processing and analysis efficiency in both supercomputering and machine learning systems. COL Ring is currently the Director of Applied Research and Development for U.S. Cyber Command and a Fellow with the National Security Agency. COL Ring resides in Laurel, MD and is married to Lt. Colonel Ramit Ring (US. Army). They have three children, Sara (16), Jack (13), and Sam (4).

COL Benjamin A. Ring, Ph.D. will be in the following session(s):

Next Generation National Cyber Protection Teams [CPT]
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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Danny is the co-founder and CEO of Terbium Labs, an information security and data intelligence startup based in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a computational physicist with experience supporting Defense and Intelligence Community Cyber Operations, as well as startup experience in the defense, energy, and biotechnology sectors. Danny is an author and expert in the field of quantum cryptography and has published numerous patents and papers on that and other subjects. Prior to co-founding Terbium Labs, Danny managed a portfolio of physics and sensor research projects at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has a Bachelor's degree in Math and Physics from Georgetown University and a Doctorate in Chemical Physics from the University of Maryland.

Danny Rogers will be in the following session(s):

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

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Marcus (Marc) Sachs is the Chief Security Officer of Pattern Computer, a startup in the machine learning and artificial intelligence field, where he is responsible for overall corporate security policy and strategy. He is also a Partner at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners in the Technology Practice. He is a retired US Army officer, was a White House appointee in the George W. Bush administration, and prior to joining Pattern was the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Prior to NERC he was Verizon's Vice President for National Security Policy. Marc directed the SANS Internet Storm Center in 2003-2010 and has co-authored several books on information security. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Commercialization. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Marcus H. Sachs will be in the following session(s):


10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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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.


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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Armando Seay Vice President Business Development and Cyber Security for SSI Guardian a leading provider of security training, risk assessments and solutions for corporations, government and the education market.

Armando leads a consultative practice that advises C level executives and Risk Managers in the commercial, government and education space on security related matters pertaining to cyber and physical security measures including active shooter counter measures for schools and universities.

As Vice President, Armando is also responsible for the cyber services, solutions and for developing and researching state of the art cybersecurity technology and partnerships. Armando manages the convergence of safety/security technology and services to craft unique solutions that meet the ever changing threat landscape.

Armando has worked at various organizational levels leveraging two decades of experience in software engineering, program management, cybersecurity, big data, solutions architecture and sales and marketing leadership for commercial and government enterprises.

Armando's experience includes leading diverse projects designed to assess physical and cyber security vulnerabilities for Intelligence community, Department of Defense and Commercial clients.

Armando is a director for the Maryland Institute for Security Innovation (MISI) a not for profit advanced cyber research organization with customers that include the United States Cyber Command DreamPort advanced cyber research contract. Armando helps to foster relationships with the nation's top cyber technology innovators, academia and companies with a focus on technology exchange, education, STEM mentoring, collaboration and advanced research on game changing cyber technologies.

Armando is an advisor and board member for a number of emerging technology companies focused on cyber, augmented reality and data science and on the board of directors for the Greater Baltimore Cares Mentoring Organization.


Armando Seay will be in the following session(s):

The Cyber Generation:Top 5 Cyber Issues Facing Maryland Schools - Moderator
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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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 - Moderator
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM

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Phil Silver is a retired U.S. Navy Captain/Commanding Officer and a seasoned technology strategy, sales, and business development leader focused on transportation, aerospace and defense, and logistics. Phil has a strong interest in the innovative and transformative application of technology to solve problems since leading expeditionary force protection units that relied heavily on adapting advanced capabilities for surveillance, data fusion, tactics, and intelligence. Since his role in the Navy, Phil has acted as a strategic innovator in the launch of adjacent new market business expansion and diversification initiatives in transportation, analytics and machine learning, and IoT at organizations including SmartEquip, LogicTree, Cubic Corporation, Tapestry Solutions, and now Conduent.

Phil Silver will be in the following session(s):

The Growth of Smart Cities: The Dead Bird on the Sidewalk is the Least of Your IoT Problems
10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Jeffrey Smith has served in a various positions related to workforce development, government relations, and development/public affairs throughout his career in both the public and private sectors. For workforce development, Jeff has conducted successful advocacy efforts through direct interaction with Members of the Maryland General Assembly, legislators from Congress, and with local government officials across Maryland. He also has administered a number of workforce development initiatives, including those related to business services, workforce board operations, grants development, and job-seeker assistance. Jeff presently serves as the Targeted Populations Grant Program Manager with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, where among other duties he oversees the state's Youth Apprenticeship Pilot Program.

Jeffrey Smith 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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Gregg Smith, a security and mobile technology industry veteran with 25+ years of experience, currently leads Attila Security as the organizations CEO. Previously, he has served as the CEO for Silent Circle and OptioLabs, both leaders in the mobile security space. Gregg is a much sought-after speaker at mobile, wireless, and security industry events.

Gregg Smith will be in the following session(s):

The Growth of Smart Cities: The Dead Bird on the Sidewalk is the Least of Your IoT Problems
10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Joseph Stenaka is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture. He oversees all cybersecurity related operations and works with USDA in improving cybersecurity across the Department. Joseph Stenaka began his professional career when he received his Naval Commission from Villanova University in 1990. He served twenty years in the US Navy and retired as a Cryptologic Officer. His various tours include the National Security Agency, Canadian Information Operations HQ, USS DEYO (DD-989), Information Operations Technology Center, Network Attack Support Staff, Joint Functional Component Command - Network Warfare, Fleet Cyber Command and US Cyber Command.
Upon retiring from the US Navy he was a lead cyber planner as a defense contractor and then accepted a position in the Federal service as the Deputy Division Chief for Strategy at US Cyber Command. To expand his cyber defense expertise he created and led the US Cyber Command Information Assurance Program. Before arriving at APHIS he managed the boundary defenses for the Department of Defense and supported the overall security of over 3 million users and 24 billion dollars of infrastructure while assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency. In addition to his professional career, Joe has over 16 years of undergraduate/ graduate instructor experience at the National Cryptologic School, Central Texas College, Anne Arundel Community College and the National Intelligence College. He currently teaches several cybersecurity classes for University of Maryland University College.

Joseph Stenaka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Villanova University, a Masters of Art degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University. Joe is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. Additionally, he holds several key certifications to include Project Management Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, GIAC Penetration Testing and GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks, Certified Information Security Manager, EC Council Certified Security Analyst and Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator.


Joseph Stenaka will be in the following session(s):

Life of a CISO and Beyond
10/09/18 : 3:30PM - 4:15PM

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Mr. Timothy Teal is a technical innovator, leader, strategist and proud Navy war veteran. He currently serves as the Director, J6/J8 for the Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF). In his current role, Mr. Teal is charged with arming the Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) with tactical tools and capabilities to successfully perform their mission.

Prior to his role in CNMF, Mr. Teal served as the Technical Director of the Capability Development Group (CDG) at United States Cyber Command. In this role, Mr. Teal was responsible for standing up CDG, as well as providing technical guidance and direction on emerging technologies appropriate to the needs of United States Cyber Command.

Mr. Teal spent 10 years on active duty in the United States Navy. During this time, he earned multiple awards and commendations for his leadership, innovation and creative technology solutions that armed warfighters with automated capabilities with a significant emphasis geared towards saving time and money.

Mr. Teal is a mission and warfighter focused executive. His servant leadership style has inspired colleagues and subordinates alike to do more, be more, and take care of each other. His leadership style stems from his experience as a Navy Enlisted crewmember aboard the U.S.S Arthur Radford (DD-968) during Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and multiple other assignments.

Prior to his assignments at United States Cyber Command, Mr. Teal served as the Technical Director of the Analytic Tradecraft Automation Office (ATAO) at the National Security Agency (NSA). In this role, he was responsible for providing technical leadership and strategy for the advancement of analytic technologies and practices with a strong emphasis on developing and deploying large-scale data analytics.

Mr. Teal helped to establish and lead the successful stand up of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Data Scientist Development Program (DSDP). This program was a grassroots effort established before the Data Scientist name was well understood.

Mr. Teal is also a founding member of a small group that successfully stood up the National Security Agency's (NSA)'s "Hunt" mission. During his time in this organization, he was privileged to serve as the Technical Director of Mission Technologies which was responsible for obtaining and deploying tactical capabilities to hunt for sophisticated adversaries across the Department of Defense (DoD) classified networks.

Mr. Teal's interests include data science, advanced analytics, hunt mission, advanced human behavior analytics (incorporating cognitive intuition and cognitive logic) as well as boating! :-)


Tim Teal will be in the following session(s):

How Industry Can Engage with USCC
10/10/18 : 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Next Generation National Cyber Protection Teams [CPT]
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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Rob Terry is the FedBiz writer for the Washington Business Journal, covering an industry that straddles official Washington - the White House, Capitol Hill, and the Pentagon - and the local business community. He focuses on the public and private companies providing services to the federal government, with an emphasis on defense, IT, cyber and other government contractors. Rob's worked in local business journalism for 20 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles, including a five-year stint as the Washington Business Journal's managing editor. In 2016 and 2017, he worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as its editor-in-chief.

Robert Terry will be in the following session(s):

Growing Local Cyber Investments - Moderator
10/10/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Hank Thomas is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), a Washington D.C. based cybersecurity venture capital firm. Hank leverages 21 years of experience in cybersecurity, military intelligence, management consulting, and business to spot, assess, invest in, and mature business and technology teams positioned to revolutionize the cybersecurity landscape. Hank serves as a member of the SCV board of directors and on the boards of cybersecurity product companies TrapX Security, ID DataWeb, and Polarity. All are a part of the SCV portfolio of companies.

Before forming SCV, Hank served an 11-year tenure as an executive at Booz Allen Hamilton-a global strategy, technology, and consulting firm-leading a highly successful consulting business focused on military grade cybersecurity and operations for both commercial and government clients. Hank also served as the director of Booz Allen's Cyber4SightT, a multi-capability, global-cyberthreat intelligence team. His commercial client base included Fortune 100 financial services, retail, global manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and energy clients. His government customer portfolio included members of the U.S. military, intelligence, counterintelligence, and operational cyber communities.

Prior to his work at Booz Allen, Hank was commissioned through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) as an officer in the U.S. Army immediately upon graduation from Northwestern State University with a B.A. in political science. Selected for the Military Intelligence Corps, Hank served as an active duty intelligence officer for eight years in a variety of tactical, operational, and strategic assignments. Hank spent much of his military career focused on cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and military intelligence planning, operations, gathering, and analysis. His assignments included the National Security Agency (NSA), Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Hank is currently completing a master's degree in technology management from Georgetown University and is active in the Washington D.C. technology, business, and investing community.


Hank Thomas will be in the following session(s):

Growing Local Cyber Investments
10/10/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Samuel Sanders Visner is the Director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center (MITRE), sponsored by the National Institute of Science and Technology (appointed October 30, 2017). Sam also serves as member of the Cyber and Domestic Security Councils of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and the Cyber Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Sam is an adjunct professor of Science and Technology in International Affairs at Georgetown University, where he teaches a course on cybersecurity policy, operations, and technology. Sam is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council and is a member of the Intelligence Community Studies Board, sponsored by the National Academy of Science and serving the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Sam served previously as Senior Vice President at SAIC, and as Chief of Signals Intelligence Programs at the National Security Agency, from which he received the Agency's highest award for civilian service. Sam also served as a member of the Board of Directors, CVG/Avtec (2008-2010). Sam holds a Bachelor's degree in International Politics from George Washington University. Sam served twice on the intelligence, surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force of the Defense Science Board, and has published articles on national and cybersecurity in World Politics Review, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and the Defense Intelligence Journal. Sam is married to Antoinette (Toni) Burnham, Washington DC's leading urban beekeeper.

Samuel Visner will be in the following session(s):

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

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In his role as special assistant to the president for cybersecurity at UMUC, Dr. Gregory von Lehmen staffs the Maryland Cybersecurity Council, a statutory entity for which UMUC is the support agency. He also serves as an advisor to the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation in support of a partnership the university has with the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
For the last year, he has participated in an ad hoc working group on cybersecurity issues convened by the Maryland Governor's Office of Homeland Security and engages with other state departments and private groups on cyber issues as the university's representative.


Dr. Gregory Von Lehman will be in the following session(s):


10/09/18 : 11:45AM - 12:30PM

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Sue Wang is a cybersecurity engineer at the MITRE Corporation and currently serves as the healthcare sector technical lead at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Ms. Wang has coauthored multiple cybersecurity guidance documents for the healthcare sector.

Previously, Ms. Wang supported Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and MITRE research projects in software assurance, secure programming, static analysis, and software weaknesses. Prior to joining MITRE in 2011, Ms. Wang had nearly 20 years of experience in system development life cycle and project management.

Ms. Wang received a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in software engineering from the University of Maryland.


Sue Wang will be in the following session(s):

Securing "PACS" Through Collaboration
10/10/18 : 2:00PM - 2:45PM

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Tom serves as the President and Chief Investment Officer for MACH37 and the Managing Director of the CIT GAP Funds. Beginning in 2004, Tom Weithman has established and grown CIT GAP Funds, a family of seed-stage venture funds focused on making equity investments in the Commonwealth of Virginia's most promising tech, life science and clean tech companies. In forming GAP Fund I, Weithman brought together initial investment capital, developed and implemented all deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management processes, and recruited all members of the investment team and GAP Fund board. Building on the success of GAP Fund I, Weithman launched the GAP BioLife Fund and the GAP Tech Fund in 2007. Through CIT GAP Funds, Weithman's team has placed more than 200 seed-stage equity investments and attracted more than $600M of private equity investment to the balance sheets of CIT GAP Funds portfolio companies. Weithman maintains leadership for all day-to-day fund operations, investment strategy, and portfolio management activity for CIT GAP Funds. Under Weithman's leadership, CIT GAP Funds and MACH37 have gained national recognition as one of the nation's most active early stage venture funds and a premiere provider of capital to cybersecurity start-ups.

Thomas Weithman will be in the following session(s):

Growing Local Cyber Investments - Panel
10/10/18 : 3:15PM - 4:00PM

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Todd is responsible for driving corporate, product, and go-to-market strategy and execution. Todd brings to the team over 20 years of cybersecurity industry experience with a unique blend of operational and Wall Street experience.

Previously, Todd was VP Corporate Development and Marketing for Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc. Hexis was a provider of advanced security solutions that used real-time endpoint sensors, network detection, and threat analytics to provide organizations with intelligent and automated threat detection and response.

Prior to Hexis, Todd was a Managing Director at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. covering the software and Internet infrastructure sector. During his 17-year career as a Wall Street research analyst, Todd analyzed technology industry trends and provided fundamental, financial, and valuation research on over 60 publicly-traded companies across leading edge technology areas including cybersecurity, data centers/hosting, health IT, network & systems management, and technology platform providers like Red Hat and VMware. Throughout his career, Todd won multiple Financial Times/StarMine awards for earnings accuracy and stock picking and was also ranked third for stock picking in Internet and Computer Services by The Wall Street Journal in 2009.

Todd has a B.A. in Economics with certificates in Finance and Management Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a Certified Financial Analyst.


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

Lessons Learned from 2018 Security Incidents
10/10/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM

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Tina C. Williams-Koroma - Esq., CISSP, PMP, is founder and President of TCecure LLC, a cybersecurity services company headquartered in Maryland. She possesses a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a M.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is a Maryland License attorney, a member or the Maryland Technology Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO), and the UMBC Research Park Boards of Directors, and an Adjunct Instructor for UMBC's Graduate Cybersecurity program. Through a TCecure contract with the University System of Maryland, Tina serves as the Cybersecurity Academic Innovation Officer for the National Cybersecurity FFRDC (sponsored by NIST, operated by MITRE).

Ms. Tina Williams-Koroma will be in the following session(s):

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

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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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Mourad Yesayan is a Principal at Paladin Capital Group. He is an investment lead for the firm's Cyber Fund, which focuses on investing in early stage companies globally with solutions for cyber security and digital resilience. Mourad is currently actively involved in several of Paladin's investments including Expel, RiskSense, Ursa, Cloud Conformity, RiskLens, and Digital Shadows. Prior to joining Paladin in 2009, Mourad was VP of Financial Planning and a corporate officer at a Nasdaq-listed leading industrial infrastructure company, where he led the build-out of the company's financial planning and risk management functions during a period of rapid growth in operations and nearly tenfold increase in revenue to over $700 million. He also played a key role in structuring and negotiating over $500 million of equity and debt financing working with major institutional investors and a global lender syndicate. Prior to this, Mourad was a senior consultant at a boutique advisory firm focused on M&A, turnaround, and restructuring assignments for middle market clients. Mourad holds an MBA and BS in Finance from Fresno State University.

Mourad Yesayan will be in the following session(s):

Lessons Learned from 2018 Security Incidents - Moderator
10/10/18 : 9:00AM - 9:45AM

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