December 5-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

Keynote Speakers
Katherine "Katie" Arrington currently is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, ASD(A), for Cyber. In this position, she serves as the central hub and integrator within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, OUSD(A&S), to align acquisition cyber strategy.
As the cyber lead and programmatic analytic advisor for strategic cyber programs, Ms. Arrington is responsible for conducting analysis within the major defense acquisition program portfolio and across the Department of Defense. This cross functional analysis will ensure transparency within the acquisition strategy, interoperability between enterprise networks, and compliance strategies for cyber initiatives. She also meets with key Cyber personnel (across both DoD and Federal Agencies) as well as legislators to ensure that changes made in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are supportive in reaching the goals of decreased spending and increased compliance with current and future standards. The final focal point will be on protecting the Department's intellectual property/data and securing our weapon systems and critical infrastructure.
Before assuming her position in OUSD(A&S), Ms. Arrington had an extensive career as a legislator and senior cyber executive. Ms. Arrington was a candidate for South Carolina US House of Representative 2018 and a South Carolina State Representative for 2 terms. She has substantial experience and capabilities in cyber strategy, policy, enablement and implementation across a wide range of domains, including DoD, Federal, Healthcare and State. She acquired her experience in cyber over the past 15 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, Centuria Corporation and Dispersive Networks. This has given her the unique experience of working at a large business, small business and non-profit.


Katie Arrington will be in the following session(s):

Women in Cyber Panel
12/06/19: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Anne Neuberger is the National Security Agency's Director of Cybersecurity, responsible for directing NSA's cybersecurity mission. Prior to this role, she led NSA's Election Security effort and served as Assistant Deputy Director of NSA's Operations Directorate, where she led NSA's foreign intelligence and cybersecurity operations. She also previously served as NSA's first Chief Risk Officer, as the Director of NSA's Commercial Solutions Center, responsible for NSA's partnerships with the private sector, as the Navy's Deputy Chief Management Officer and as a White House Fellow, working for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
In 2017, Anne was awarded a Presidential Rank Award for her service at the National Security Agency.
Prior to joining government service, Anne was Senior Vice President of Operations at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), where she was responsible for directing operations, including dividend distributions, complex mergers, and acquisition processing for approximately 2,000 publicly traded companies.
EDUCATION:
Anne earned an MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University. She graduated from Touro College, summa cum laude, where she was awarded the Hannah Lander Award for Academic Excellence and a Merit Scholarship.
Other
Anne has lectured on cybersecurity, public/private partnerships, risk, surveillance/civil liberties and national security as a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Stanford University and Columbia University. Anne founded a not for profit that serves single mothers across the U.S., and serves on the boards of several charities assisting women, children with life threatening illness, and individuals with ALS.


Anne Neuberger will be in the following session(s):

Keynote/ Maryland Cyber Challenge Award Ceremony
12/05/19: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Vice Admiral Nancy A. Norton is the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the commander of the Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN).

As the director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Vice Adm. Norton manages a global network and leads more than 8,000 military and civilian personnel who plan, develop, deliver, and operate joint, interoperable command and control capabilities and defend an enterprise infrastructure in more than 42 countries. This mission directly supports the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, Department of Defense components, and other mission partners across the spectrum of combat and combat support operations.

As the commander, Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Network, Vice Adm. Norton is charged with the direction and synchronization of defensive cyberspace activities, providing unity of command and unity of effort across the Department of Defense. She is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the military and civilian staff who secure, operate, and defend the DODIN.

Vice Adm. Norton, a native of Oregon, graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor's degree in general science. She was commissioned in 1987 through the Navy Officer Candidate School. She holds master's degrees in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, where she was the President's Honor Graduate. She served as a fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Strategic Studies Group XXXII.

Vice Adm. Norton has served in information warfare billets at all levels, afloat and ashore. Her assignments include Naval Communications Stations in Hawaii and Nevada, as well as command in Bahrain. She developed cyber security programs on the staffs of U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Fleet. She directed communications for Cruiser Destroyer Group 12 aboard the USS Enterprise and for the U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Forces Europe. She served as the director of Command, Control, Communications and Cyber, U.S. Pacific Command. She also served multiple tours for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, including as the director of Warfare Integration for Information Warfare.

Prior to her current assignment, Vice Adm. Norton was the vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Vice Adm. Norton's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal, Navy League Award, Young AFCEAN Award, Copernicus Award, and the National Security Agency's Frank B. Rowlett Award for Personal Achievement in Information Security.


Vice Admiral Nancy A. Norton will be in the following session(s):

Keynote Session
12/05/19: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

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Speakers & Panelists
Zia Anderson serves as an Information Technology Specialist within the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch (CE&A) in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Cybersecurity Division. CE&A oversees multiple nationally-focused programs and initiatives to increase general cybersecurity awareness throughout the country as well as to develop and increase the cybersecurity workforce.

Specifically, Ms. Anderson is the Program Lead for the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE), providing Cybersecurity training and courses for over 230,000 registered users.

Previously, Ms. Anderson has led Cyber Hardening efforts for government high-value assets (HVAs), monitored vendor FedRAMP and FISMA compliance, and automated enterprise cyber hygiene reporting using Cyber Scorecard 2.0.

Ms. Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. She is pursuing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Technology from University of Maryland University College.


Zia Anderson will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Workforce in Progress
12/05/19: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

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Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Technical.ly Baltimore and Technical.ly DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

Stephen Babcock will be in the following session(s):

SYSTEM OVERLOAD: The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intel Scale Problem - Moderator
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
21st Century Workforce Needs - Moderator
12/06/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Eric Bednash is the co-founder and CEO of RackTop Systems, the pioneer of CyberConvergedTM data security, a new market that fuses data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform.

A serial entrepreneur and innovator, Bednash has more than 20 years of experience in solving the most complex and challenging data problems through designing products and solutions for the U.S. Intelligence Community and commercial enterprises.

Bednash co-founded RackTop in 2010 with partner and current CTO Jonathan Halstuch. Prior to co-founding RackTop, he served as co-founder and chief technology officer of a mid-sized consulting firm in the Government IT services space, focused on developing mission data systems within the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence communities. Bednash started his professional career in data center systems at Time-Warner, and spent the better part of the dot-com boom in the Washington, D.C. area connecting businesses to the new and expanding internet. His career path began while still in high school, where Bednash's entrepreneurial drive compelled him to contract with small businesses and individuals to write software and build computers.

Bednash attended Rochester Institute of Technology and Penn State University, and completed both undergrad and graduate coursework in Business and Technology Management at Stevenson University. A Forbes Technology Council member, he regularly hosts thought leadership & technology video blogs, and is a technology writer and speaker. Aside from his technical abilities, Bednash is a multi-instrument musician and singer. He started playing live and recording professionally while still in high school, and spent many years performing in bands across the Mid-Atlantic region. He is a recreational athlete and a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He currently resides in Fulton, Md. with his wife Laura and two children.


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

Cybersecurity Titans of Maryland
12/06/19: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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Bill Butler is currently Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC) at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2013 Bill worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. Bill also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Bill is very active in various working groups such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cloud Computing Security Forum Working Group (NIST CCSFWG), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Big Data and Mobile Computing Working Group, and the National CyberWatch Center Curriculum Taskforce and the National Cybersecurity Student Association Advisory Board. Bill holds degrees from Brenau University, Marine Corps University, U.S. Army War College, National Defense University, University of Maryland and Capitol Technology University. Bill earned his DSc in Cybersecurity at Capitol in 2016 researching consumer countermeasures to illegal cellphone intercept.

Professor William (Bill) Butler will be in the following session(s):

Making an Impact: Maryland Centers of Academic Excellence Discuss Grants
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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Mark Cather, JD, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at UMBC, has in depth knowledge of law and policy and over 20 years of experience in information technology, networking, communications, construction, privacy. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has a wide background in engineering and management, allowing him to work on everything from technical topics to the development of law and policy for technology and information. Mr. Cather regularly advises state and federal organizations and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international events.

Mark Cather will be in the following session(s):

Pipeline to Job Development Panel
12/06/19: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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Jim Christy is a retired Special Agent that has specialized in cyber crime investigations and digital forensics for over 32 years with the Air Force Office of Special Investigation, the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and now the private sector. Jim left the government in July 2013 after 42 years of public service and has started his own consulting firm, The Christy Group, LLC.

Jim retired in Nov 2006 as a Special Agent and immediately returned to the federal government as a senior appointed by the Secretary of the Air Force. He retired from federal service in 2013.

In the Fall of 2016, Jim was asked to join and lead the D.B. Cooper Cold Case Team's cyber investigative effort to identify the real identity of D.B. Cooper. The D.B. Cooper case is the only unsolved US airline hijacking which occurred in November 1971. The initial Cold Case Team's efforts were aired in a History Channel 4-hour documentary in July 2016 which identified the D.B. Cooper suspect. Jim put together a cyber investigative and digital forensics team and investigated the true identity of D.B. Cooper. The Cold Case Team held a press conference on 9 Feb 2018 in front of the FBI HQ in Washington DC announcing our results and the real DB Cooper identity.

Jim consulted with David Marconi (writer of the movies Enemy of the State, Mission Impossible 2 & Live Free or Die Hard) and contributed technical advice on critical infrastructure attacks (Fire Sale) used in the movie Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis. Jim was also featured in 2013 in the Smithsonian Channel's documentary on the movie; The Real Story: Live Free or Die Hard.

In May 2011, the Air Force graduated the first NCO's for a new AF career field, Cyber Defense Operations, at Keesler AFB, MS. The staff of the course honored Jim by creating and presenting the top graduate of the class with the "Jim Christy Award". Jim was also selected to make the first presentation of the award and be the keynote speaker for the inaugural course.

In 2010, to fill a National void of qualified digital forensic examiners, Jim created the National Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) Program, a partnership between DC3 and academia. CDFAE fosters the digital forensic field and encourages growth in a specific STEM field supporting the National Initiative Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework Domains. CDFAE develops a partnership between academia and the government to establish standards and best practices for digital forensics practitioners, educators, and researchers to advance the discipline of Digital Forensics and increase the number of qualified professionals to meet the needs of law enforcement, counterintelligence, national defense and legal communities as well as critical infrastructure owners and operators.

He was profiled in Wired Magazine in January 2007; CSI: TCP/IP

In 2006, Christy created the DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge an international competition that in 2013 had 1,800 participants spanning 49 states and 53 countries. The exercises were designed to develop, hone, and engage participants in the fields of cyber investigation, digital forensics, and cyber security. It is one of the first venues to employ crowd sourcing in "real world" mission focused solution development. The Digital Forensics Consortium is reincarnating this Challenge as the US Digital Forensics Challenge to excite students and faculties about the cyber security discipline of Digital Forensics.

In Oct 2003, the Association of Information Technology Professionals awarded Jim the 2003 Distinguished Information Science Award winner for his outstanding contribution through distinguished services in the field of information management. The award was originally called the "Computer Man of the Year" award. The first winner was Admiral Grace Hopper. Other previous recipients of this prestigious award include Gene Amdahl, H. Ross Perot, General Emmett Paige, Bill Gates,


Jim Christy, Special Agent (Ret) will be in the following session(s):

History & Future of Cyber Crime Investigations & Digital Forensics
12/06/19: 3:05 PM - 3:50 PM

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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 relationship 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 Intel Corporation as Director of Technical Strategy for Intel's Content Group. During this time he was also a key member if the original team at what later became Intel Capital, Intel's venture capital arm. 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. During this time he was promoted to Partner and Senior Vice President and was responsible for starting Booz Allen's cloud computing initiative and leading the Booz Allen's Systems development work across National Security Accounts.

Drew is a strategic and decisive leader who is forward thinking, collegial, innovative, and effective in high-profile executive roles that involve making critical decisions, driving innovation and positive change. He is a dynamic, high-energy and proven strategist, opportunity shaper/capture leader, and technical solution provider who has led the turn-around of troubled programs and divisions, jump started new engagements, led the strategy to capture new client market areas, and provided leadership to start up new businesses.

Drew is also actively engaged in community and philanthropic activities. He founded the `Party for a Purpose' events for the National Cancer Society, has held a board position at Bethesda's Imagination Stage, and currently serves as a Leadership Council Member for the Washington Redskin's Charitable Foundation.


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

21st Century Workforce Needs
12/06/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Gregory Conti is Senior Security Strategist at IronNet. Formerly he served on the West Point faculty for more than a decade where he led their cybersecurity research and education efforts. During his career in the Army he served in a variety of Signals Intelligence and Cyber Operations assignments, deploying to Iraq as Officer-in-Charge of U.S. Cyber Command's Expeditionary Cyber Support Team and as a Senior Advisor in the U.S. Cyber Command Commander's Action Group where he co-developed the Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course. Gregory is the co-author of the recently published book, On Cyber: Towards an Operation Art for Cyber Operations (Kopidion Press), as well as approximately 75 articles and papers covering online privacy, usable security, cyber conflict, and security visualization. He has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, ShmooCon, HOPE, Google Ideas, and the NATO Conference on Cyber Conflict. Greg holds a B.S. from West Point, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in computer science. He may be found at www.gregconti.com, on Twitter as @cyberbgone and teaching two Black Hat Training courses - Information Operations: Influence, Exploit, and Counter and Military Strategy and Tactics for Cyber Security.

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

Leading Successful Cybersecurity Innovation: Lessons Learned from Government, Academia, and Industry
12/06/19: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

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Michel Cukier is the Director for Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) and the Associate Director for Education for the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2). Michel is an Associate Professor of Reliability Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Michel received a degree in physics engineering from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, in 1991, and a doctorate in computer science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France, in 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he was a researcher in the Perform research group in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He joined the University of Maryland in 2001 as Assistant Professor.

His research covers dependability and security issues. His latest research focuses on the empirical quantification of cybersecurity. He has published over 70 papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings in those areas.


Michel Cukier will be in the following session(s):

Pipeline to Job Development Panel
12/06/19: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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Melissa has worked in cybersecurity education for 20 years. She started her cybersecurity education career as a research staff at the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University. Since then, she has worked on a variety of national projects in cybersecurity education including INSuRE (Information Security Research Education), C5 (Catalyzing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges), GenCyber, the National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program, CyberfMRI, and the Cybersecurity Curriculum Framework.

Dr. Melissa Dark will be in the following session(s):

A Framework for High School Cybersecurity Education
12/06/19: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

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Jenny Daugherty is an education consultant with over 15 years of experience in K-12 STEM education. Prior to becoming a consultant, Jenny was an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University and Purdue University in Colleges of Education and Technology. Jenny earned her doctoral degree in Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she was awarded a doctoral fellowship with the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education. She was a co-Principal Investigator for the $2.9 million National Science Foundation funded Project Infuse, which researched engineering-infused science teacher professional development. Jenny has served as a site visitor for GenCyber since 2016 and contributed to several other cybersecurity education efforts.

Jenny Daugherty will be in the following session(s):

A Framework for High School Cybersecurity Education
12/06/19: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

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Retired U.S. Army Major General John Davis is the Vice President and Federal Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto Networks, where he is responsible for expanding cybersecurity initiatives and global policy for the international public sector and assisting governments around the world to successfully prevent cybersecurity attacks.

Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, John served as the Senior Military Advisor for Cyber to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. Prior to this assignment, he served in multiple leadership positions in special operations, cyber, and information operations. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal.

John earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Master of Military Art and Science from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and Bachelor of Science from U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


Major General (Ret) John A. Davis (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

America's Cyber Generation
12/05/19: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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In June 2015, Mike was appointed by the Governor Hogan to be the Executive Director of the Governor's Workforce Development Board (GWDB), the chief policy-making body for workforce development in Maryland.

The Board serves as ambassadors for Maryland's business community and further advises Governor Hogan and the workforce system on the workforce development and training needs for Maryland's business. Mr. DiGiacomo has more than 20 years' experience in business development and sales in the IT and manufacturing sector. With a focus on business expansion, Mike specialized in building sales teams, channel programs, and implementation teams. Throughout these 20 years, Mike developed the skills necessary to successfully and sustainably grow a business. As a result, he possesses an excellent understanding of both the sales and implementation aspects of business within the markets of both goods and services.

Prior to joining the GWDB, in 2012, Mike served as Regional President of Accelerent's Baltimore Market. For three years, he interviewed local business executives in a variety of markets, including construction, finance and banking, legal, nonprofit, and many other industries, to identify who would make the best fit within this exclusive networking group. Focused on partnership, Mike brought members together to facilitate professional relationships.

Mike also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland.

Mike holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Towson University and a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University.


Mike DiGiacomo will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Workforce in Progress
12/05/19: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

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Evan co-founded Point3 in 2014 and serves as Chief Executive Officer. He worked as a Computer Network Operator for the National Security Agency back when Cyber meant something totally different. Before co-founding Point3 Evan was Director of Customer Experience at Vulnerability Research Labs, a security research firm acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation. He holds a M.S. in computer science from The George Washington University and has four ridiculously good looking children.

Evan Dornbush will be in the following session(s):

Why Capture The Flag Matters
12/05/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Brian Egenrieder is a veteran sales strategist and leader of more than 25 years in enterprise software. His experience includes building the sales processes around software solutions, enterprise applications, and SaaS/Cloud computing to the Fortune 500 Commercial Market and U.S. Federal Government. Brian works closely with CEO Jonas Gyllensvaan to build on existing traction in Banking, Government, and Healthcare.

Brian Egenrieder will be in the following session(s):

21st Century Workforce Needs - Panel
12/06/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Sean Frazier has spent 25 years in technology; spending most of those years working in cyber security in the public sector with companies like Netscape, Loudcloud/Opsware, Bluebox and Mobileiron.

Sean Frazier will be in the following session(s):

Zero Trust Panel
12/06/19: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

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F. Edward Goetz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Cyber Educators International (CEI), an initiative to create a global community of cybersecurity teachers. Ed worked at Exelon (Constellation Energy) from 2009-2017 where he was responsible for cyber, physical risk, and business continuity/resilience operations. In that position, he developed and implemented a security strategy which resulted in Exelon being named the top security organization in the energy sector from 2011-2016. He was a contributing author to 2010 National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) Study on Resilience. Prior to joining Exelon, he was the Chief Operating Officer of i2S, Inc. from 2007-2009, a professional services company whose clients included various agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community. After two years, he guided i2S through a successful M&A process, culminating in its sale. Before his time at Exelon and i2S, Ed spent 20-plus years as an FBI Special Agent in various operational and management positions. He was the chief of the FBI's Legal Attache' Office in Germany from 2000- 2005. Ed also established and headed the FBI's Baghdad Office in 2005, working collaboratively with his Iraqi partners to build effective law enforcement organizations and preventing terrorist attacks. Upon returning to the United States, he was put in charge of the FBI Baltimore Office's Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Cyber Programs. Before retiring, he was the Acting Section Chief of the Office of International Operations, FBI Headquarters, where he had responsibility for all FBI overseas offices


Edward Goetz will be in the following session(s):

America's Cyber Generation
12/05/19: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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Ron Gula started his cyber security career as a network penetration tester for the NSA. At BBN, he developed network honeypots to lure hackers and he ran US Internetworking's team of penetration testers and incident responders. As CTO of Network Security Wizards, Ron pioneered the art of network security monitoring and produced the Dragon Intrusion Detection System which was recognized as a market leader by Gartner in 2001. As CEO and co-founder of Tenable Network Security, Ron led the company's rapid growth and product vision from 2002 through 2016. He helped them scale to more than 20,000 customers worldwide, raise $300m in venture capital and achieve revenues in excess of $100m annually.

Ron Gula will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Titans of Maryland
12/06/19: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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In 2017, at a ceremony in Austin, TX, (ISC)2 named Dr. Mansur Hasib a "Rock Star" of cybersecurity and presented him an electric guitar along with the (ISC)2 Americas Information Security Leadership Award (ISLA) for leading the implementation of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Technology degree program at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). In 2018 the Global Cybersecurity Observatory based in Spain inducted Dr. Hasib into their Hall of Fame. In 2018 SC Magazine awarded UMGC Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program award. UMGC won this award once again in 2019. Dr. Hasib won the 2019 Outstanding Global Cybersecurity Leadership award from ICSIC, Canada.
Dr. Hasib also won the 2017 Cybersecurity People's Choice Award and the 2017 Information Governance Expert of the Year Award. He has 30 years of experience leading organizational transformations through digital leadership and cybersecurity strategy in healthcare, biotechnology, education, and energy. He served as Chief Information Officer for 12 years. His seminal book Cybersecurity Leadership (available in ebook, paperback, and audio) has been widely acclaimed by practitioners and scholars alike and is listed among the best IT and cybersecurity books of all time. In 2013, as part of his doctoral work, Dr. Hasib conducted a national study of US healthcare cybersecurity and published the book Impact of Security Culture on Security Compliance in Healthcare in the USA and became one of the first few in the world to earn a Doctor of Science in cybersecurity.
Additionally, with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Politics and a Master's degree in Political Science, Dr. Hasib brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to anything he discusses. Dr. Hasib enjoys table tennis, comedy, and travel and has been to all 50 states of the USA. Follow him on Twitter @mhasib or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mansurhasib. To access more content or to contact Dr. Hasib, visit: www.cybersecurityleadership.com.


Dr. Mansur Hasib will be in the following session(s):

Pipeline to Job Development Panel - Moderator
12/06/19: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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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):

SYSTEM OVERLOAD: The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intel Scale Problem
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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Co-Founder of DataTribe. In addition to co-founding Data Tribe, Mike Janke is a founder and former CEO of Silent Circle, the world's leading Global Secure Communications service and the makers of Blackphone - Time Magazine's top 10 invention of the year. Mike is also a former member of the elite SEAL Team 6 as well as an author of two best-selling books on self-discipline, leadership, and performance.

He is the 2016 recipient of the Visionary of the year award from the Center For Democracy and Technology. Mike is also the founder of Blue Pacific Studios - a Los Angeles based Film production firm. Prior to starting Silent Circle, he was the founder and former CEO of SOC-USA one of the country's largest defense logistics and security firms headquartered in Washington DC, with over 10,000 employees in a dozen countries. Mike speaks around the world on Technology, Defense and Privacy.


Mike Janke will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Titans of Maryland - Panel
12/06/19: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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Diane M. Janosek is currently the National Security Agency's 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):

Three-Way Partnership Agreement Panel (NSA, CCEI, UMGC)
12/05/19: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Women in Cyber Panel
12/06/19: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey has over 21 years of engineering Research & Development (R&D) experience that has spanned technologies in the commercial & defense industries, small business, and academia. He has worked for Motorola Corporate Research Labs, Corning Incorporated Science & Technology Division, and he was an Electrical Engineering professor at Morgan State University.

He is currently the Open Innovation Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering and Technology. He is responsible for identifying and implementing means to leverage innovative ideas and expertise at non-academic organizations outside the corporation to achieve Lockheed's strategic objectives. His responsibilities include coordinating the corporation's research activities with Sandia National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the GE Global Research Laboratory.

Prior to his current assignment, he was a Principal Technology Strategist in Lockheed Martin's MS2 Advanced Technology group. He was responsible for research and product development encompassing multiple engineering disciplines, such as naval, biomedical, electrical, and composite technology. He insured meaningful demonstration and insertion of emerging technologies in coordination with MS2's strategic plans. He was also one of the leaders of Lockheed's Corporate Small Business Innovative Research Working Group which coordinates process, technology identification and utilization of small business technologies across all of Lockheed's Business Areas. He is an Electrical Engineer with a focus on hardware, signal processing, and controls. His current interests include signal processing in next generation medical devices.

Dr. Johnson-Bey graduated from an engineering high school, The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He has a BS degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and received both his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware.


Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey will be in the following session(s):

Fast Track Clearance Process - Panel
12/05/19: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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Daniel Kroese is the Associate Director of CISA's National Risk Management Center (NRMC) focusing on public-private partnerships to enhance cybersecurity and infrastructure resilience. At the NRMC he has been actively involved in information and communications technology supply chain risk management efforts, and the launch the National Critical Functions initiative to evolve understanding of cross-cutting risk to critical infrastructure. Prior to joining the NRMC, Daniel was Senior Advisor to Director Krebs at CISA. In that position he led planning efforts for the first-of-its-kind DHS National Cyber Summit that has been widely applauded as a groundbreaking moment for enhanced collaboration between the public and private sector on critical infrastructure protection. Daniel previously served as Chief of Staff to Congressman John Ratcliffe who chaired the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. Throughout these roles, Daniel has been on the front lines of important cybersecurity debates and has developed deep connections across industry and government alike.
Daniel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a native of Seattle, WA.


Daniel Kroese will be in the following session(s):

Securing IoT: Joint Guidance from CISA and the IT Sector
12/06/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Darren Lacey has been serving as Chief Information Security Officer and Director of IT Compliance for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine for the past twelve years. He has been working in the technology sector, as a developer, attorney, consultant and executive for twenty-five years. He was the first Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

Darren Lacey will be in the following session(s):

Pipeline to Job Development Panel - Panel
12/06/19: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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Martha Laughman is the Workforce Director for UMBC Training of the University System of Maryland. She is the creator of the System's National Cyber Apprenticeship Program and Military Transition Program. Martha's past contributions include The Fort Carson Cyber Careers Program, The US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Fellowship Program and the ISAO Internship Program.

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

Maryland: Registered Apprenticeships and Cyber Security
12/05/19: 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

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Ron Layton is responsible for Cyber Fusion and Asset Protection at Sallie Mae Bank. In this capacity, Ron is also responsible for all Corporate Investigations as well as the principal for the Cyber Incident Management Office.

Formerly, Dr. Layton was the Deputy Assistant Director of the United States Secret Service; Office of Protective Operations as well as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Strategic Intelligence and Information Directorate.

Ron was the first Presidentially appointed White House Technology liaison, responsible for the daily operations and long-term strategy for information systems provided to the President of the United States in the Obama administration.

Mr. Layton began his career in the Philadelphia Field Office as Special Agent. He was subsequently assigned to several positions in Washington, D.C. to include the Presidential Protective Division, the Counter Assault Team, and Criminal Investigative Division. Mr. Layton's supervisory career began as the Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, the Program Director of the Secret Service Electronic crimes task forces; supervising 17 task forces across the United States. Mr. Layton also worked as a supervisor in the Special Operations Division, commanding counter assault teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, in direct support of the President.


Prior to his appointment with the Secret Service, Mr. Layton worked as an electrical engineer, writing software in the automation and controls industry; in addition, Mr. Layton worked as an adjunct instructor of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Layton holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Business Administration.


Ron Layton will be in the following session(s):

America's Cyber Generation
12/05/19: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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BiaSciLab is a 12 year old hacker and maker. She was the youngest speaker at H.O.P.E. and has spoken at DEFCON in the Voting Village, Bio Hacking Village and the r00tz Asylum kids con. She received national attention when she hacked the voting reporting system at DEFCON 26, this work was recently highlighted at the Congressional Hearing on Election Security.
BiaSciLab is also the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Hack, an organization focused on teaching girls the skills of hacking so that they can change the future.
She enjoys inventing things, giving talks and teaching classes on making, programming and hacking.

Follow her on twitter @BiaSciLab @GirlsWhoHack or check out her websites www.BiaSciLab.com www.GirlsWhoHack.com


Bianca Lewis will be in the following session(s):

Women in Cyber Panel
12/06/19: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Mark S. Loepker is a master practitioner in Information Assurance (IA) and International partnerships with over 39 years of government experience. he excels at orchestrating dissimilar groups aimed at fostering consensus to solve the toughest cybersecurity challenges. Mr. Loepker held many Executive level leadership positions throughout his career.

While serving at the National Security Agency (NSA), Mr. Loepker led the National Security Agency (NSA), Foreign Engagement, Cryptologic partner Field Support to meet U.S. national security objectives. He worked closely with congressional members and staff on emerging cybersecurity issues and legislation. Mr. Loepker was the Director, National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) established between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and NSA to evaluate Information Technology (IT) product conformance to international standards. he led the partnership program between the public and private sectors to help consumers' select secure commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT products and to help manufactures gain acceptance in the global marketplace. he served as the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) Executive Subcommittee Chairman leading 27 Nations in product assurance, evaluation, supply chain risk management and managing the CCRA.


Mark S. Loepker will be in the following session(s):

A Framework for High School Cybersecurity Education
12/06/19: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

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An entrepreneurial, strategic leader, Carol has been nimble and pragmatic in leading nonprofits for 20 years and turning crises into opportunities. Carol specializes in turnarounds, mergers, re-starts and start-ups. She has served in both permanent and interim CEO, Executive Director and COO roles with regional and international nonprofits focused on ending domestic violence, sexual assault, mental illness, human trafficking, homelessness, hunger and suicide. Carol has led efforts to raise over $22 million, and personally raised over $9 million for these nonprofits.

At My Sister's Place, she led the agency to become the first in DC to adopt a public health approach to domestic violence. She also launched an innovative, evidence-based program for fathers at-risk of domestic violence, and garnered coverage by WJLA, NBC4, Good Morning America, the Washington Post and BET. As CEO of The Women's Center, she led the largest private provider of mental health services in Northern Virginia with over 4,000 clients and 65 therapists. At Free the Slaves, she managed operations in seven countries as well as offices in DC and LA. While Executive Director of CrisisLink, she doubled hotline call volume and funding, and launched 2-1-1 statewide. Under her leadership, CrisisLink was named one of the region's best-run charities by The Washingtonian and Catalogue for Philanthropy, and was featured by CNN, MSNBC, Kojo Namdi, and the Washington Post.

A graduate of Davidson College, Carol was born in Quito, Ecuador, and studied in India through the Fulbright Program. She pursued her MBA at George Washington University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Administration. Carol is an executive coach certified by Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership.


Carol Loftur-Thun will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity and Community Health Centers: A Vulnerability Study with Real World Recommendations
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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Chris MacLarion began his career by serving for three years in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After leaving the Army, Chris spent 16 years working at the RG Steel plant in Sparrows Point, Maryland as a steelworker and the Vice President of the local union. When the RG Steel Corporation closed Chris attended the University of Baltimore, initially as a participant in the USDOL funded RG Steel National Emergency Grant, earning his Bachelor's Degree and becoming an employee of the Maryland Department of Labor. In the six years Chris has been with Maryland's Department of Labor he has managed numerous grants, including two USDOL National Dislocated Worker Grants and three State Apprenticeship Expansion Grants. Chris is currently the Director of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program.

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

Maryland: Registered Apprenticeships and Cyber Security
12/05/19: 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

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Thomas MacLellan is Director of National Homeland Security Policy and Government Affairs for FireEye for the United States and Canada. In that role, he supports governments and education systems in their efforts to improve cybersecurity policy.

Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. MacLellan was Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. In that capacity he worked with governors and their senior advisors and cabinet officials for over 16 years on policy issues of national importance, including cybersecurity, electronic crime, forensics, public safety broadband, justice information sharing, prescription drug abuse, privacy, energy assurance, and a range of other homeland security and public safety related issues.

In addition to helping train governors and their homeland security advisors on disaster response,
Mr. MacLellan created and directed NGA's Resource Center for State Cybersecurity, the first national effort aimed at assisting governors in improving their state's cybersecurity. Through that effort, Mr. MacLellan hosted the first all-state summit on cybersecurity aimed at helping states improve their governance, posture, and response capabilities. The summit brought together governors-designated teams comprised of chief information officers, chief information security officers, homeland security advisors, emergency managers, heads of state law enforcement agencies, budget and tax official, as well as others.

Mr. MacLellan also directed the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) and established the first national network of governors' criminal justice policy advisors. He co-created the National Governors Association's Prescription Drug Abuse Policy Academy that aimed to reduce overdoses and deaths by illicit use of prescription drugs and the Justice Information Sharing Project that helped improve how states share information across the components of the their justice systems.


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

Preventing Costly Security, Privacy Lapses through Better Cyber Hygiene
12/06/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Amanda Mason is currently serving as the Executive Director of Global Intelligence for the Related Companies. Her role is to integrate and bridge the gap of cyber threats, national security, local law enforcement, physical security and business intelligence. In her role, she provides threat information and solutions to the various subsidiaries under Related, which include Real Estate, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Hospitality, and International Finance.

Amanda is also dual hatted as the Director of Intelligence for the District of Columbia, Air National Guard. With over 23 years of service, Amanda has held various positions in the US Air Force such as an Arabic and Spanish linguist, Senior Intelligence Analyst and as a Signals Intelligence and Cyber Policy Subject Matter Expert for the Special Operations Community. Amanda has worked with the FBI, CIA, DIA, NSA and US Cyber Command. Amanda currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Military Cyber Professional Association (MCPA).

Amanda graduated from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies with a Master's of Arts in International Policy, Concentration in Terrorism Studies.


Amanda Mason will be in the following session(s):

Women in Cyber Panel
12/06/19: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Rita Moss has almost 25 years of leadership experience in Federal human
capital within several departments and agencies. She joined the National
Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) as the Director of Human
Resources Management in January 2017, where her responsibilities include
planning, developing, directing, and evaluating the organization's human
capital strategy and operations to partner with and provide proactive support to
managers and employees within the organization.
Prior to NPPD, Moss served for 5 years as the Vice President of Human Resources at the
Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where her leadership on employee engagement and
human capital oversight and initiatives was instrumental in positioning OPIC as #2 in Best
Places to Work in Government.
Moss began her career as a Human Resources Specialist with the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, followed by a few years in a similar role at the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, where she served in all aspects of human resources including staffing,
classification, performance management, and labor and employee relations. Moss then moved
on to become the Director of Human Resources for the Appalachian Regional Commission,
followed by roles as the Chief of the Human Resources Service Center and the Chief of the
Organization Development and Consulting Division for the National Geospatial-Intelligence
Agency. She has also served as the Director of Human Resources for the Defense Media Activity
and Managing Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services for the Millennium
Challenge Corporation, setting direction for human capital programs, domestic and overseas
human resources, and building and facilities services. One of her most notable assignments was a
detail to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) as part of a "tiger team" to stand up the human
resources function for the Command.
Moss has a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Johns Hopkins
University. She also possesses a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis
in Human Resources from the University of Maryland. She attended the United States Naval
Academy in Annapolis where she majored in General Science.


Rita J. Moss will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Workforce in Progress
12/05/19: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

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Casey W. O'Brien is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the National CyberWatch Center, a cybersecurity education and research consortium focused on advancing information security education and strengthening the national workforce.

Casey has more than 25 years of information security and large-scale IT implementation and project management experience in challenging and cutting-edge public and private sector environments.

Casey's teaching and research interests include: practice-based education and training solutions that combines accelerated learning programs, validated assessments, instruction, practice labs, and challenge scenarios to improve information security talent management in organizations; rapid deployment of customizable and adaptive curriculum that raises learner capability maturity in foundational security concepts, tactics, techniques, and procedures; and formative credentialing solutions that increase the number of capable professionals.

Casey is the Technical Editor of five textbooks: Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense, Linux Server Fundamentals, Information Security Fundamentals, Introduction to Scripting, and Networking Fundamentals.

Casey earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and an M.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University.


Casey O'Brien will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Workforce in Progress
12/05/19: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

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Dr. Loyce Pailen is the Associate Provost, Office of Instructional Support and Services, University of Maryland University College (UMUC). The OISS is responsible for online Course Development and the Center for Support of Instruction (CSI) who work with faculty to assist with classroom setup, course design, quality assurance, virtual labs and the introduction of new technologies. Previously, she was the Assistant Academic Director for the Information Systems Management (IFSM) discipline responsible for the undergraduate Information Assurance curriculum. She has experience in supporting students, faculty, and staff; developing courses, coordinating course design and implementing instructional technology with specific emphasis on distance education and virtual labs.

Dr. Pailen came to UMUC in 2002 after working at The Washington Post Company for over 20 years in various programming, management and directorial positions in newspaper and corporate information technology where her duties included responsibilities for selecting and implementing enterprise-wide hardware, software, business applications and telecommunications services and disaster recovery analysis and planning. She has studied at UMUC at the undergraduate and graduate levels and earned a Doctor of Management where she was also an Orkand Fellow.

Dr. Pailen holds certifications for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Citrix Certified Administrator; CompTIA Network+; JAVA Development Certified Professional; Microsoft MOUS; and Certified NetWare Administrator.


Loyce Pailen will be in the following session(s):

Making an Impact: Maryland Centers of Academic Excellence Discuss Grants
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tony served Exelon in the Cyber Security Operations Center and Vulnerability Management. He conducted Network Monitoring, Incident Response, and security assessments. He also contributed to internal intelligence reporting. Prior to Exelon, Tony served the intelligence community as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst with experience in computer and network exploitation, information warfare, intrusion analysis, incident response, and information security/network defense. Additionally, Tony has experience providing media and network forensics, malware analysis, and system administration (Windows, UNIX, and LINUX environments).
Tony is a retired reservist having served both in the Army and Air Force as well as deployments in support of the Global War on Terror. Tony has 2 daughters, Ashley and Sara Pernasilice.


Anthony "Tony" Pernasilice will be in the following session(s):

SYSTEM OVERLOAD: The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intel Scale Problem
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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Prior to joining Fidelis, Pickens served as a Director at Optiv where he managed the Global Threat Intelligence Center and lead research for managed security services. He spent the majority of his career within the United States military and various divisions of the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government organizations, working across the tactical, operational and strategic-levels of intelligence and cyber operations. He continues to serve in the U. S. Army Reserves as an intelligence team Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) where he supervises the preparation and dissemination of all-source intelligence products, intelligence summaries, forecasts, and assessments.

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

Meet the New Vulnerability – Same as the Old Vulnerability
12/06/19: 3:05 PM - 3:50 PM

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R. H. has over 20 years of experience leading and managing systems integration efforts for public and private sector customers. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Washington & Lee University. He joined Akamai over 16 years ago after 9 years working at Accenture as a systems integration manager for telecommunications customers. R. H. is the Vice President responsible for Akamai's Global Security Services team which integrates, manages, and ensures customer success for all Akamai Security solutions.

Before taking on this role, R. H. built out the Security Services Americas team, Akamai's Services Security Center of Excellence (SCoE) and was responsible for the successful creation and delivery of Akamai's Threat Advisory Service to help customers better understand the cross industry threats Akamai observes and defends. R. H. previously led Akamai's Public Sector Professional Services organization which serves Federal and DoD Agencies, including every branch of the US Military. His first client at Akamai was the Global Combat Support System (GCSS) for the US Air Force where he worked to build and deploy a mutual authentication solution leveraging Akamai's distributed platform: a system that is in use 24x7 today.

In all of his roles at Akamai, R. H. has been tasked with ensuring we are creating customers who enthusiastically recommend Akamai. He is based of Reston, VA.


R.H. Powell will be in the following session(s):

Zero Trust Panel
12/06/19: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

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Possessing over 20 years of experience stemming from the Intel community, and having successfully launched and exited his own software company, Wayne decided to help others seeking to excel in the crowded high-technology and cybersecurity markets by starting LaunchTech and using his firsthand knowledge to advise clients' brand awareness campaign and growth strategies.

Wayne Schepens will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Titans of Maryland - Moderator
12/06/19: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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Born and raised in Maryland, Ms. Smitley began her career at the National Security Agency as a member of the High School Work Study program. She has worked in various offices such as Corporate Travel, Corporate Communications, and International Relations. For the past 16 years, Ms. Smitley has served as the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) - Program Director and CAE Cybersecurity Grants Program Manager, which is part of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) program at NSA. Through her work with the DoD CySP and CAE Community, Ms. Smitley has helped to increase the pipeline of cyber-trained professionals entering and remaining in DoD's workforce. Recently Ms. Smitley has taken on the role of National Center of Academic Excellence K-12 and STEM Education Coordinator, working closely with designated CAEs to encourage STEM education outreach, with special emphasis on women and minorities in cybersecurity education/careers.

Alice Smitley will be in the following session(s):

Making an Impact: Maryland Centers of Academic Excellence Discuss Grants
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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Joe Stuntz is currently the Director of Federal at Virtru focused on solving Federal secure information-sharing challenges. With experience advising technology executives and practitioners in both federal and commercial organizations, Joe has broad expertise in helping organizations modernize while achieving business and mission success. He has held leadership roles in a consulting firm and the White House Office of Management and Budget - Office of the Federal CIO working with the Federal CISO on government-wide cybersecurity and identity management programs and policy development. Joe holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Georgetown University, completed graduate work on Identity Management at the Naval Postgraduate School, and received an undergraduate degree from the James Madison University Honors Program

Joe Stuntz will be in the following session(s):

Zero Trust Panel
12/06/19: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

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Randy is a Principal Researcher, Deputy Director of the Cyber Risk and Resilience Directorate at CERT, and the Director of the CERT National Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute. The team's mission is to assist organizations in improving their security posture and incident response capability by researching technical threat areas; developing and conducting information security assessments; and providing information, solutions and training for preventing, detecting, and responding to illicit activity.

In addition to his role with CERT, he also has a dual appointment as Program Director for the Masters of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM) program and CERT professor at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College, Graduate School of Information Systems and Management. He teaches various graduate-level courses for the MSISPM and MISM programs and is an instructor for the CISO and CIO executive education programs in the Heinz College.

Prior to his career at Carnegie Mellon, Randy worked for Software Technology, Incorporated (STI) in Alexandria, Virginia. For nine years, he was a consultant to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) working on numerous projects designing, building, and supporting large-scale relational database management systems. During his employment with STI, Randy also filled the role of Information Systems Business Manager.

Education
• University of Maryland, MS in Management
• Geneva College, BS in MIS, BA in Business Administration


Randy Trzeciak will be in the following session(s):

Developing, Validating, and Implementing an Insider Threat Mitigation Control Framework
12/05/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Dr. Matt Turek joined DARPA's Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in July 2018. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and their application to problems with significant societal impact.

Prior to his position at DARPA, Turek was at Kitware, Inc., where he led a team developing computer vision technologies. His research focused on multiple areas, including large scale behavior recognition and modeling; object detection and tracking; activity recognition; normalcy modeling and anomaly detection; and image indexing and retrieval. Turek has made significant contributions to multiple DARPA and Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) efforts and has transitioned large scale systems for operational use. Before joining Kitware, Turek worked for GE Global Research, conducting research in medical imaging and industrial inspection.

Turek holds a Doctor of Philosophy in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Marquette University, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Clarkson University. His doctoral work focused on combinatorial optimization techniques for computer vision problems. Turek is a co-inventor on 14 patents and co-author of multiple publications, primarily in computer vision.


Dr. Matt Turek will be in the following session(s):

Deep Fake Videos
12/05/19: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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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):

Three-Way Partnership Agreement Panel (NSA, CCEI, UMGC)
12/05/19: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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Mary Wallingsford is a full time faculty member and department chair for the CyberSecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics department at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in Arnold, Maryland. She has been teaching at AACC since 2009. She specializes in the areas of computer network systems, Cisco and Windows Server, stemming from her work experience as a product support specialist and technology specialist at Microsoft Corporation. She has a Bachelor's of Science in International Economics from University of Maryland and a Master's Degree from UMUC in Telecommunications Management.

Mary Wallingsford will be in the following session(s):

Making an Impact: Maryland Centers of Academic Excellence Discuss Grants
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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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):

SYSTEM OVERLOAD: The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intel Scale Problem - Panel
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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Dr. Ellison Anne Williams is the Founder and CEO of Enveil. She has more than a decade of experience spearheading avant-garde efforts in the areas of large scale analytics, information security and privacy, computer network exploitation, and network modeling at the National Security Agency and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to her leadership experience, she is accomplished in the fields of distributed computing and algorithms, cryptographic applications, graph theory, combinatorics, machine learning, and data mining and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Algebraic Combinatorics), a M.S. in Mathematics (Set Theoretic Topology), and a M.S. in Computer Science (Machine Learning).

Ellison Anne Williams will be in the following session(s):

21st Century Workforce Needs
12/06/19: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Robert focuses on helping healthcare organizations enhance cybersecurity and technology risk management. He started his career 30 years ago with Andersen Consulting as an information technology consultant. As a Deloitte Partner, he served as regional project risk services and IT audit leader as well as a regional and national diversity leader. As a business leader his current focus is on developing innovative and efficient security and privacy solutions for healthcare. To that end, Robert led creation of the QI Express solution to help organizations achieve ongoing HIPAA compliance, provide continuous security protection, and preserve patient confidence.

Robert is also Founder and President of Health Tech Access Alliance, which provides cyber security and HIPAA compliance solutions for small and medium healthcare organizations serving low income, uninsured and Medicaid patients. These providers often do not have the technical expertise or financial resources to implement costly risk management systems. HTAA's goal is to simplify and make cybersecurity and privacy protection solutions affordable to drive better health care outcomes.

A native of Baltimore, Robert is cofounder of the Maryland Health Tech Coalition and the Central Maryland Health Tech Innovators. He speaks frequently on healthcare cybersecurity, and presents with FBI representatives. He has also developed a Health IT course targeted to women and minorities to train them for successful careers in Health IT. Robert currently teaches at Howard Community College as well as provides trainings across the country. Robert has a B.S. from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. from Purdue University.


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

Cybersecurity and Community Health Centers: A Vulnerability Study with Real World Recommendations
12/06/19: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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