CyberMaryland Conference 2017

October 11-12, 2017 • Baltimore Convention Center • Baltimore, MD

2016 Speakers

As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Michael Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He also transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. His greatest successes have earned few headlines - because the important news is what didn't happen.

At The Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provided high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. "Risk management has become the CEO's concern," he says. "We help our clients develop comprehensive strategies to manage risk without building barriers that get in the way of carrying on their business."

Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism - including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.
In addition to his role at The Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.

For over 10 years, Graham Holmes has led Cisco product security efforts. His teams define development requirements, practices, processes, and testing methodologies designed to result in secure products and services. He is also responsible for Cisco product and service offering advanced pen testing and red teaming to validate security architectures and to identify exploitable weaknesses implementation or operations.

Graham is the co-author of the Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle, which defines development, technologies, tools, and engineering programs that to this today continue to deliver secure and resilient products to customers. Developing novel methods to discover and enumerate weaknesses efficiently and effectively in order to stay ahead of emerging threats in the cyber realm is his ongoing passion.

His distinguished career includes over thirty years of technical management experience in complex systems, including 8 years of product management, 7 years leading product security research activities at Cisco Systems, and 9 years as a US Navy Surface Warfare and Cryptology Officer. Graham holds a BA in Political Science from Purdue University and an MS in Space Systems Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Graham is an avid trail runner and mountain bike enthusiast residing in North Carolina.

Lieutenant General Alan R. Lynn is Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters- Department of Defense Information Networks (DODIN), Fort Meade, Md. As the director of DISA, he leads a global organization of military and civilian personnel who plan, develop, deliver, and operate joint, interoperable, command and control capabilities and a global enterprise infrastructure in direct support of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders, Department of Defense components, and other mission partners across the full spectrum of operations.

As the Commander, Joint Force Headquarters - DODIN, he is in charge of the command and control of defensive cyberspace activities focusing on unity of command and unity of effort within the Department of Defense. He is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the JFHQ-DODIN military and civilian force, which in turn is responsible for securing, operating, and defending the Department of Defense Information Networks.

LTG Lynn graduated as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate with a degree in English from the California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pa., in 1979. He was awarded a network engineering specialty from the Air Force Information Systems Officer Course in 1988. He also completed a Masters Degree in National Resource Management at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in 2000.

He was commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer in 1979 and served as a Chaparral and Stinger Platoon Leader, Air Defense Fire Support Officer, and C Company Executive Officer, for the 1-51st Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Ft. Ord, Calif. After the Air Defense Artillery Advance Course, he attended the Defense Language Institute to learn Italian. In 1984, he commanded the 1-34th U.S. Army Nike Hercules special weapons warhead team in Italy.
LTG Lynn's branch transferred to the Signal Corps, and he initially served as the 5th Signal Command Training Officer until he was selected to command the 324th Signal Company, 72nd Signal Battalion supporting U.S. Army Europe's Main Command Post during the Cold War.
LTG Lynn attended the Signal Officer Advance Course at Ft. Gordon, Ga., and the Air Force Information Systems Officer's Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. He was then assigned as the Division Radio Officer for the 101st Airborne Division. In 1990, he served as the Brigade Signal Officer for the 1st Infantry Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, during operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM.

In June 1992, he graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and returned to Europe where he served as the S-3 for the 97th Signal Battalion in Mannheim, Germany. He was then selected to command the 414th Signal Company as a field grade commander supporting Land Forces Central Europe (LANDCENT) also in Mannheim.

In 1997, he assumed command of the 13th Signal Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas. He deployed the battalion for Operation JOINT FORGE between 1998 and 1999, supporting Task Force Eagle, Multi-Nation Division (North), Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In 2000, LTG Lynn became an Action Officer in the Network Management Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J6, at the Pentagon. Following the September 11th attack on the Pentagon, he was selected as Division Chief for the Commander in Chief (CINC) Operations and Support Division, J6.
LTG Lynn took command of the 3rd Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, in 2002. He deployed the brigade in combat to 66 locations throughout Iraq in Jan. 2004 and created one of the largest tactical communications network in the theater of operations.

In 2005, LTG Lynn was assigned to the Department of the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G6 Office as the Division Chief for LandWarNet Integration Division. He was later selected to serve as the Executive Officer to the Army CIO/G6.

In 2007, LTG Lynn became the Chief of Staff for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Lt Gen Lynn managed the efforts of an 8,000-member global communications organization with a $6-billion-dollar annual budget.

In 2008, LTG Lynn was selected to command the 311th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Shafter, Hawaii, responsible for all Army communications in the Pacific.

On July 21, 2010, LTG Lynn became the Army's 35th Chief of Signal and the Commanding General of the U. S. Army Signal Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Ga., which is the Information Technology University for all Army officers, noncommissioned officers (NCOs), soldiers, and warrant officers.

On Aug. 9, 2012, LTG Lynn assumed command of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., responsible for all Army communications worldwide. He also held the position of Deputy Commanding General for Network Operations, U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd U.S. Army.

On Sept. 30, 2013, LTG

Speakers and Panelists
Will Ackerly is the CTO and Co-Founder of Virtru, a digital privacy startup based in Washington D.C. Prior to founding Virtru in 2012, Will spent eight years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he specialized in cloud analytic and security architecture - specifically protecting the agency's in-house data transfers. During his tenure at the NSA, Will invented the Trusted Data Format (TDF), an open standard used today by various government agencies for the secure transfer of data and the technical foundation for which Virtru was founded. It was during this time that Will gained an appreciation for how complex and difficult it is to protect personal information online and that individuals need to take action to preserve their privacy. Driven by a strong belief that privacy is a fundamental human right and that everyday personal and business communications can and should be protected, Will left the NSA to bring the general public the same level of rock-solid encryption technology to their digital communications that the intelligence community enjoys. For his visionary approach to data privacy and entrepreneurial spirit, Will was named to the 2016 Fortune 40 Under 40 list of the most influential young people in business. Will holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Magna Cum Laude.
Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Technology and CrowdStrike Labs teams. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft.

Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Dmitri was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led company's global Internet threat intelligence analysis and investigations. In 2010 and 2011, Alperovitch led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon and Shady RAT groundbreaking cyberespionage intrusions, and gave those incidents their names.
In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review's "Young Innovators under 35" (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Jonathan Ive. Alperovitch was named Foreign Policy Magazine's Leading Global Thinker for 2013, an award shared with Secretary of State John Kerry, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. He was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the federal information security in 2011 and recognized in 2013 as one Washingtonian's Tech Titans for his accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity.

With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of eighteen patented technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, spam detection, web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware and intrusion detection and prevention. Alperovitch holds a master's degree in Information Security and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Ofer Amitai is the CEO & Co-Founder of Portnox. Prior to that, he served as Microsoft Regional Director of Security and has founded several cyber security companies over the past decade. Ofer was also formerly Commander of the Israeli Air Force's first information security team.

Ofer established Portnox in 2007; the company is market leader for network access control and management solutions that scale from small to medium businesses through to large-scale government and enterprise organizations. By spanning the diversity of network technologies and devices in-use today, Portnox platforms allow companies to grow, optimize and evolve their infrastructure while ensuring security and compliance.

Mr. Curtis Arnold is the Chief of the Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch is responsible for performing a wide-range of Information Assurance activities from Research & Development to providing 24/7 Computer Network Defense services. Computer Network Defense Services include oversight of more than 100 external customers and monitoring of over 300 intrusion detection sensors around the world.

Mr. Arnold has supported ARL for over 10 years in a variety of leadership, policy, and technical roles. Before joining ARL, Mr. Arnold was a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. Mr. Arnold holds a BS in Information Security and an M.S. in Information Technology from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Arnold is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Information Assurance from Capitol College. "

Vince Arnold is the Senior Manager for ICS/IOT and Credentialing Security, Identity and Access Management for HPE Cyber Security.

Vince leads the development, implementation and establishes the use of technologies for Industrial Control Systems and internet of Things devices in the security of environments within HPE global operations. Additionally, Vince manages the Credentialing space which includes the PKI and various tokening operations.

Vince has over 20 years of experience and has held IT security, IT management and consulting positions with St Jude Medical, Dell, ERCOT, USAA, BearingPoint and the US Federal Bankruptcy Court system. Most recently, Vince was with Baker Hughes, a leading global oil field services company with operations in over 80 countries, where he was the Global IT Senior Security Manager for IT Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, SCADA (Oil Rig, Chemical, and Nuclear & Mfg.) and Industrial Control Systems.

Vince has attained professional certifications as a CISSP, CISM, CISA, PMP, CEH and several more.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems and an MBA specializing in Information Security.

Lee Badger is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and manages the Security Components and Mechanisms group in the Computer Security Division of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory. Mr. Badger has over 20 years of experience with computer security research, with a focus on operating systems and access control. Prior to joining NIST in 2008, Mr. Badger served as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program manager for 6 years where he funded and managed a variety of programs focusing on self-regenerating systems, intrusion tolerance, self-defending applications, software security analysis, and software producibility. Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Badger led development efforts culminating in implementations of Domain and Type Enforcement (DTE) for UNIX, a DTE-enforcing firewall, a Generic Software Wrappers system for UNIX, and application of software wrappers for intrusion detection. Mr. Badger holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, awarded in 1987.
Ms. Marianne Bailey is the Principal Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense (DoD). In this position she is the principal director for the Department's Chief Information Security Officer. Ms. Bailey is responsible for ensuring the department has a well-defined and well executed cyber security program, and is responsible for coordinating cyber security standards, policies and procedures with other federal agencies, coalition partners and industry.

EDUCATION: 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 a graduate of the Senior Leadership Development Program (2007). She was promoted into the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in 2008. She received the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.

PRIOR POSITIONS: Ms. Bailey has 30 years of experience in Information Assurance/ Cybersecurity and Information System Security Engineering, and has been a member of the National Security Agency (NSA) workforce since 1984. She has extensive experience throughout the DoD, Intelligence Community, Federal and Civil government sectors and foreign partnerships. Prior to joining the Department of Defense CIO organization, Ms.
Bailey was the Assistant Deputy Director of Trusted Engineering Solutions at the NSA (2103-2015), Chief of NSA Information Assurance Directorate Engineering (2011-2013), Director of the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) (2006-2011), Defense Information Systems Agency Liaison (2003-2004), and served in various management and engineering positions across the Intelligence community. 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 established the UCDMO, defining the mission of this first ever DoD/IC organization as well as collaborating to acquire sufficient resource. 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 cross domain information sharing capabilities.

Geoffrey Bloom is the President and CEO of Intelesys Corporation, a small Maryland-based company focused on providing high-end cyber engineering services for government and commercial organizations. Mr. Bloom began his career in the Intelligence Community over 17 years ago as an electrical engineer before co-founding Intelesys in 2004. His areas of expertise include computer network operations (CNO), vulnerability research, and embedded systems development. As President and CEO of Intelesys, Mr. Bloom provides the overall strategic vision for the company while overseeing the company's operations, business development initiatives, internal research programs, and recruitment efforts.

Mr. Bloom has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Jim Bolain is an entrepreneur within the Information Technology (IT) sector, and started his own IT company in 1996. Along the way he realized the need for port security in RJ45 ports. He then developed and patented the first RJ45 port lock with serial numbers, and created PadJack Inc. Jim sold his original IT company in 2014 to further focus on PadJack port lock and block products, which has become a bigger focus in the IT security world. Jim studied and the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Computer Science and carries various certifications including Microsoft, HIPAA, StrataGreen IT, Network+ and SAN certified fields.
Bruce A. Brody is a highly experienced, executive-level Chief Information Security Officer and subject matter expert on public sector cybersecurity and risk management. He has served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Energy, DRS Technologies and Cubic Corporation; a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service; a distinguished manager in the national security community; and a decorated officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is currently the Director of Cybersecurity in the Public Sector Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Brody served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 2001 to 2004. In this position, he was responsible for directing and overseeing all cyber and information security activities of the second-largest cabinet-level department in the U.S. federal government. Mr. Brody directed the Office of Cyber and Information Security through a major expansion in size and scope, incorporating such new missions as continuous risk management, critical infrastructure protection, privacy, proactive incident management and response operations, public key infrastructure and information security officer professionalization and certification. He received the Federal 100 award in 2004.

Mr. Brody was appointed Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy in 2004, where he led the enterprise cyber security program and implemented successful continuous monitoring, configuration management and identity management programs. He has since served in a variety of executive positions in private industry, including Vice President for Information Assurance at CACI (NYSE: CACI), Chief Cyber Security Strategist at Paradigm Solutions, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at DRS Technologies ( and Chief Information Security Officer for Cubic Global Defense (NYSE: CUB).

His career also includes 10 years at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he distinguished himself analytically as the Chief of the Counterterrorism Section, and an additional seven years with the Defense Information Systems Agency, where he directed the global Defense-wide Multilevel Security Program. An Air Force veteran, Mr. Brody received the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal during his service.

Linda L. Burger is the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) Technology Transfer Program (TTP). She promotes the sharing of unclassified NSA technologies with other government agencies, academia, and private industry through technology transfer agreements and proactively markets NSA technologies and the TTP at technology related conferences and symposia.
Ms. Burger's experience includes owning and operating an Information Technology business, leading technology based economic development programs for Howard and Frederick Counties, and working as a Consultant and Systems Analyst in the public and private sectors. She holds a Master of Administrative Science degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at The George Washington University. She is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who currently co-chairs the ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education. In 2014, Dr. Burley was named the cybersecurity educator of the year and as one of the top ten influencers in information security careers. In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the US National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce. Dr. Burley has written more than 75 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change. Prior to joining GW, she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the CyberCorps program for the National Science Foundation. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and has been honored by the Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce. She served two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013) and has secured nearly $10 million in sponsored research support. Dr. Burley is a widely sought after speaker on cybersecurity workforce development, critical information infrastructure protection and the evolving cybersecurity landscape. She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organization Science, and Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.

"Ken" Chodnicki is the Chief Operating Officer for Deep Run Security.

Deep Run Security, located in Baltimore, MD and is the industry's thought leader in operational cyber risk management and the sponsor of CYBER MARYLAND 2016 Risk Management Tract.

Ken brings a strong back ground of business and technical experience.

Ken started his career at IBM, where he spent 19 years performing roles that ranged from commercial & federal sales to managing international sales teams.

After IBM, Ken served as SVP and General Manger for Constellation Energy, helping pioneer the sale of deregulated energy across the U.S.

While at Constellation, Ken also was SVP for the Constellation's green energy organization. This group sold, built and managed such large scale projects as solar fields, wind farms and land fill energy projects.

From Constellation, Ken helped grow one of the country's largest construction and concrete firms, The STRUCTURAL Group, where Ken was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. While at STRUCTRUAL, Ken's team sold projects all over the world, including such outstanding projects as:

The restoration of Alcatraz, work on the new World Trade Center and several large projects in Dubai.

Ken now is a part of Deep Run Security, blending his executive business experience with his teams cyber and technology expertise.

Nicolas Christin is an Associate Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, jointly appointed in the School of Computer Science and in Engineering & Public Policy. He is affiliated with the Institute for Software Research, and a core faculty in CyLab, the university-wide information security institute. He also has courtesy appointments in the Information Networking Institute and the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds a Diplome d'Ingénieur from École Centrale Lille, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. He was a researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, prior to joining Carnegie Mellon in 2005. His research interests are in computer and information systems security; most of his work is at the boundary of systems and policy research. He has most recently focused on security analytics, online crime modeling, and economics and human aspects of computer security. His group's research won several awards including Honorable Mention at ACM CHI 2011 and 2016, Best Student Paper Award at USENIX Security 2014, and Best Paper Award at USENIX Security 2016. He equally enjoys field measurements and mathematical modeling.
Jonathan Couch serves as the Vice President of Strategy for ThreatQuotient. Previously, Jonathan was a co-founder and Vice President of Threat Intelligence Services for iSIGHT Partners, a cyber threat intelligence firm started in 2007 and acquired by FireEye in 2016. Jonathan has spent a great deal of time focusing on the development of people, process, and technology within client organizations to assist in the consumption, use, and communication of cyber threat intelligence. He applied his 9+ years' experience of creating and managing a threat fusion center at iSIGHT Partners to help clients transition to intelligence-led security programs.

Jonathan is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Electrical Engineering and has over 20 years' experience in information security, information warfare and intelligence collection. His expertise is in leading advanced cyber warfare, cyber security, information operations, and intelligence technologies research, development, analysis, test, fielding, operations, and policy. He served in the Air Force at the National Security Agency, Air Force Information Warfare Center, and in Saudi Arabia as the regional network engineer for the Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia, protecting and managing military networks in 7 countries. After the military, Jonathan lead a 25-member research and development team at Sytex Inc. (acquired by Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Labs in 2005) specializing in the research, development, deployment and sustainment of unique network technologies in support of military and intelligence community requirements. His team operated in classified and unclassified environments in order to meet customer quick reaction capability mission needs, including IT security research, malware development, consulting services and operational support.

James is one of only 1172 Certified Chief Information Security Officer in the world. He is currently serving as the leader for information security projects and provides information security expertise to the University of Maryland Medical System with over 14 hospitals and institution across the state of Maryland including one of the nation's oldest teaching hospitals, the University of Maryland Medical Center located in Baltimore City.

With over seventeen years of progressive and diversified experience, James has worked for many of the industries recognized leaders such as Verizon, MCI, WorldCom, Metris (Direct Merchants Bank), the State of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health. Previously, James was directly responsible for Information System Security at the world's number one nonfictional media company Discovery Communications, with more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries and there he provided leadership in organizing and controlling Information System Security infrastructure in coordination with SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) Controls.

Greg Cullison is Chief Operating Officer at Big Sky Associates in Washington, D.C. In this capacity he serves as the company Insider Threat Subject Matter Expert to expand corporate knowledge and advise clients on industry best practices for their own security, suitability and Insider Threat programs using process improvement and performance management methodologies. He is also the Insider Threat SME at

Mr. Cullison has 25 years of experience in cross-functional strategy, operational improvement and multinational teams. His particular areas of focus is Insider Threat prevention, detection and remediation. He has worked for both public and private sector organizations, including the U.S. State Department, U.S. Navy, Big 4 consulting firms, and an insider threat software company. He holds degrees from Princeton University and Claremont McKenna College.

Kirsten Davies is Vice President - Enterprise Security Strategy & Transformation Solutions, heading up one of four worldwide, strategic transformation areas for HPE. As the leader of "Protect your Digital Enterprise", Kirsten brings practitioner expertise to spearhead the design, development and delivery of security solutions for HPEs customers. She is a proven leader in guiding large-scale global transformation programs focused on cyber and information security, technology, business process, and organizational transformation.

Kirsten brings a unique blend of leadership, business acumen, cyber security practitioner experience and IT background to her role. She is a recognized thought leader in transformation practices that innovate and optimize security programs, refine enterprise- wide ways of working, establish organizational culture, and implement effective talent models and working processes.

Until asked to lead the Enterprise Security Strategy, Kirsten was the Vice President and Deputy Chief
Information Security Officer (CISO) for HPE. In her tenure, she achieved the first-ever Cyber Security
Master Agreement with the German Works Council, now replicated across EMEA, and led the strategic overhaul and reorganization of the Cyber Security Program post HPE/HPI split. An accomplished leader and specialist in cyber strategy and risk management, Davies has led both the Cyber Assurance team (Insider Threat, ICS/SCADA and IT/OT convergence) as well as the Cyber Strategy & Risk team, refining the approaches to personnel assurance, cyber risk reporting, data assurance, and escalation/remediation.

Prior to HPE, Kirsten was the CISO for Global InfoSec Strategy and Governance at Siemens. There she led the global InfoSec. Transformation Program to refine the culture, people, policies, processes and technical portfolio of information security. Davies has also held senior leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Australia.

An accomplished speaker, Davies has delivered keynote addresses at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies, the DigIT Kongress in Berlin, a variety of Women's Leadership forums, HPE customer events, and has been a featured speaker at international conferences, panels and press/analyst events.

Davies holds a bachelor's degree in International Politics & Government from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, has studied International Law at Johns Hopkins University and has an advanced certificate in Change Management from the PROSCI Institute. She speaks fluent German and English, and has a long history of rescuing adorable dogs.

Prior to forming Risk Cooperative, Mr. Disparte served as the managing director of Clements Worldwide, a leading insurance brokerage with customers in more than 170 countries. Mr. Disparte is a specialist in strategy and risk reduction through the design and delivery of comprehensive risk solutions of worldwide scope. He is credited with designing the world's first card-based life insurance program for the United Nations, a plan that has placed more than a half billion USD of risk with the markets in more than 150 countries. This innovation was heralded as one of the top product innovations of 2011 by the MENA Insurance Review. Mr. Disparte serves as the chairman of the board of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C., and on Harvard Business School's global alumni board. He is the founder and chair of the Business Council for American Security and a board member with the American Security Project.

He was formerly the managing director of Land Rover's operations in 32 Sub Saharan African markets and held numerous general management roles in Denmark, where he developed applied skills in social entrepreneurship. Mr. Disparte is credited with developing a humanitarian fleet management solution that is proven to reduce the economic, environmental and social impact of humanitarian operations. This body of work is profiled in a business case published by INSEAD's Social Innovation Centre. He served on the board of directors of Kjaer Group A/S, one of the top 10 workplaces in Europe and the top workplace in Denmark for 4 years and currently serves on the board of Communities in Schools Nation's Capital, where he chairs the fund development committee. He is conversant in 6 languages and has published numerous articles on the subject of risk, strategy and business effectiveness. A graduate of Harvard Business School's Program for Leadership Development, Mr. Disparte holds a degree in international and intercultural studies from Goucher College and a MSc. in risk management from NYU's Stern School of Business.

Lisa Dorr is a leader within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Information Security's (OIS) Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) team. As the OIS Security Governance Division manager, Lisa leads HHS' efforts to develop and implement cybersecurity policies and processes, execute workforce development strategies, and implement security-focused training and awareness to include enterprise-wide ethical phishing campaign program management. As a cybersecurity workforce development subject matter expert (SME), Lisa is responsible for overseeing the Department's cybersecurity workforce strategy, which is a direct result of HHS Deputy Secretary's IT priories for fiscal year (FY) 15 and beyond. The strategy focuses on cybersecurity workforce identification and analyses, targeted recruitment and staffing, professionalization, and talent and performance management.

Prior to Lisa's tenure at HHS, she served as a cybersecurity and cybersecurity workforce development, learning, and change management expert, supporting agencies including Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Navy, and Defense Information Systems Agency. Lisa led the development of and acted as key author on cyber-focused white papers including: Infusing Change Management into Program Initiatives, Cyber People Readiness, Workforce Assurance, and Operationally Focused Frameworks for Credentialing Cybersecurity Personnel and Transforming Performance through a Competency and Role-Based Approach. Lisa was a contributor on the Partnership for Public Service 2015 Cyber-In Security II: Closing the Federal Talent Gap.

April Doss spent over a decade at the National Security Agency, stepping down from her position as the National Security Agency's Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law to join the private sector as a partner at the law firm of Saul Ewing, where she advises clients on cybersecurity issues including incident response, privacy, big data governance, surveillance law and process, and other cybersecurity-related issues. Prior to her service at the NSA, April spent a number of years as a public defender, civil litigator, and in-house counsel in higher education.
Aaron Dubin works on the New York investment team of Innovation Endeavors, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's VC fund, where he leads the due diligence process for all Israeli investments. After completing the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University and graduating as recipient of the Upper Dublin Valedictory Medal of Excellence and Student Leadership Award in 2009, Aaron moved to Israel to pursue undergraduate studies at the IDC Herzliya International School, Israel's top-ranked business school, where he studied in an intensive international interdisciplinary BA program with students from 82 different countries. Aaron was also selected to participate in the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, an acclaimed venture creation platform for outstanding students to launch real startup ventures during the course of their final academic year, where he launched a startup in the field of location-based file sharing called HocSpot.
Scott Dubin is the Director of Investor Relations at OurCrowd, an equity-based crowdfunding platform founded by American-Israeli venture capitalist Jon Medved, which has invested $100 million in 57 Israeli companies alongside its 7000 investors from 94 countries. Scott has spent his career leveraging the power of communities. Prior to joining OurCrowd, he was the founder of The AIPAC Technology Division, a network of pro-Israel political activists, and worked as an operative on municipal, gubernatorial and US Senate campaigns in addition to consulting for advocacy campaigns and not-for-profits in the United States, Canada, and Israel. A lifelong advocate of Israel, Scott has served in leadership roles at the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency for Israel; elected to the Zionist General Council and Zionist Congress. Scott received his BA from the NYU and served in the IDF's Artillery Corp. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
Lance Dubsky, CISSP, CISM has over two decades of experience planning, building and implementing large information security programs.   He has served as the Chief Information Security Officer at two U.S. Intelligence Agencies where he led global security programs.  Dubsky led transformations for risk management, security engineering, space security assurance, and security operations.   Earlier in his career he worked as an independent consultant advising clients in the public sector. Dubsky is veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He holds a B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland and a M.A. from Creighton University in International Relations.
Earl Eiland, a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer with root9B, has been involved with information technology for over forty years, focusing on cybersecurity research and development since 2000. While at root9B, he pioneered development of a highly effective anomaly detection solution for control systems. His emphasis has been in anomaly detection, most recently focusing on control system security concerns. He has an M.S. in Computer Science with an emphasis on Information Technology. In his Master's program, he proposed and tested a novel anomaly (intrusion) detection method. Leveraging this work at General Electric's Global Research Division, Earl was the lead inventor on three patents applying the Minimum Descriptive Length theory to intrusion detection. He also was a senior engineer on related projects with critical infrastructure controls and expert systems. He is currently completing his doctorate in Computer Science; his dissertation addresses challenges in risk-based assessment of cyber security systems.
Karen S. Evans is serving as the National Director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC). The USCC is the nationwide talent search and skills development program focused specifically on the cyber workforce. She is also an independent consultant in the areas of leadership, management and the strategic use of information technology. She recently retired after nearly 28 years of Federal Government service with responsibilities ranging from a GS-2 to presidential appointee as the Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within the Executive Office of the President. She oversaw the federal IT budget of nearly $71 billion which included implementation of IT throughout the Federal Government.
Drew Fearson, Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the daily operations at NinjaJobs, Drew comes from a background in technical recruiting with more than ten years of experience matching top talent to critical roles. Drew has successfully teamed with companies to place thousands of technical professionals and speaks regularly at local events on job hunting and successful sourcing techniques. Drew has served in a recruiting, sales and management capacities at Apex, KForce and Celertek.

Adam Firestone is Senior Vice President, Solutions Engineering for Secure Channels, Inc. and President of Secure Channels Government Solutions, Inc. In these roles, he leads the design, engineering and implementation of advanced encryption solutions that positively impact organizations' cybersecurity in areas including authentication and authorization, data loss prevention, data security, real time communications security, industrial control system security and identity management, among others. Mr. Firestone has more than 20 years of experience in the security, defense, intelligence and government contracting industries. During this time, Mr. Firestone has provided policy guidance and executive leadership and routinely conceived and led security, Cloud, service oriented architecture (SOA) and other complex system and system of systems engineering and design efforts. He has led a cybersecurity organization, designing and marketing solutions specifically for United States government (USG) customers. He led the defense and federal subsidiary of a global Cloud-native middleware company where he designed advanced technology solutions for the challenges faced by the military, intelligence and government organizations. Mr. Firestone has a patented invention for ensuring multilevel data security. Additionally, Mr. Firestone is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in systems engineering and technology management and the Editor-in-Chief of United States Cybersecurity Magazine. He graduated from Yale University, is a former United States Army officer, and also possesses a legal background, holding a Juris Doctorate, and having practiced law in New York.
Bree Fowler is a seasoned journalist with experience covering all types of national news, particularly business, technology and finance. She has been a reporter for The Associated Press since 2001. Bree currently serves as a New York-based technology writer for AP covering cybersecurity, online privacy, IoT, along with consumer and kid's tech. She also writes columns reviewing everything from coding toys to online meal kits.
Sam Friedman is the Regional Director of Sales for the Southeast atCyberbit. Cyberbit confronts these challenges by protecting high risk, high value enterprises, critical infrastructures and governments against these advanced, signature-less threats. Cyberbit understand that in order to detect and respond fast and efficiently to advanced threats organizational security has to go through major changes. They understand that detection and response cycles must become optimal and short, leveraging past knowledge and experience, automating processes and capabilities, and allowing the organization to be agile, alert and prompt. Before joining Cyberbit, he served at the Director of Sales forHexaTier (formerly GreenSQL). He received his Bachelor's Degree inTerrorism and Counterterrorism Operations fromThe Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. He is also a proud graduate of Maryland's very own Hebrew Academy, now located in Rockville.
Rick is a founding member and Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Advisors LLC. He has over 30 years of experience in advising early stage growth and middle-market companies on growth financing and executing exit strategies. These financing alternatives and exit strategies include capital raise, recapitalization, merger, sale and ESOPs. Rick is a co-founder and managing member of the Chesapeake Emerging Opportunities Club, an early stage venture capital fund and a member of the New Vantage Network.

He serves on the Board of Directors for: LifeJourney, Inc., Pathsensors, Inc., Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, Howard County Economic Development Authority, and on the Advisory Board for Healthcare Interactive and the Cyber Advisory Board for BWTech. He held past Board of Directors positions with various entities including: Acuity Mobile, Inc. Butler Capital, Inc. e.magination network LLC, Platform Logic Inc., Emerging Technology Council, Metasource, Hi-Tech Fasteners Inc., and Maryland Development Technology Center (MDTC). Rick also served on the Howard County Cyber Security Commission. He is actively involved with area incubators and other business development initiatives.

Rick is a graduate of Loyola University in Maryland with an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business with a concentration in Finance & Marketing and a BA in Accounting. He holds his Series 65 License, the 63 Uniform Securities Agent License, Series 7 and 79 General Securities Representative License, and Series 24 General Securities Principal License.

Ed joined Exelon (Constellation Energy) in August 2009 and has responsibility for cyber and physical security across the enterprise. In this capacity, he was a contributing author to the 2011 National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) Study on Resilience. Prior to joining Exelon, he was the Chief Operating Officer of i2S, Inc., a professional services company whose clients included various agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community from 2007 - 2009. After two years, he guided i2S through a successful M&A process, culminating in its sale. During his 20-plus-year tenure as an FBI Special Agent, Ed was detailed to the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Counterterrorism Center, where among other counterterrorism operations he led the CIA team in the response to the August 7, 1998, bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. He was chief of the FBI's Legal Attaché Office in Germany from 2000-2005 and was instrumental in the 9/11 investigation of the Al-Qaeda terrorist cells in Germany. Ed also established and headed the FBI's Baghdad Office in 2005. 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.
Zuly Gonzalez is the Co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security. Zuly co-founded Light Point Security to solve the biggest problem in cybersecurity today - web-based malware. Zuly's vision has grown Light Point Security from a fledgling startup to a bustling company with worldwide customers ranging from financial institutions to healthcare organizations to the federal government and beyond.

Prior to Light Point Security, Zuly spent over a decade serving her nation and national security interests as a cybersecurity expert for the NSA. In her technical positions, Zuly was responsible for securing national security information systems. She later transitioned to Program Manager, where she managed multi-million dollar Technical Security Countermeasures (TSCM) programs, and headed the Counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Device) mission. During her time as the Counter-IED Program Manager, her efforts directly contributed to the significant decrease in the loss of life of our men and women overseas.

Zuly has briefed the Director of the NSA and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on matters of national security. She has been a speaker at the RSA Conference, CyberMaryland Conference, and a multitude of other technical and cybersecurity events. And was named one of Maryland's 40 Under 40 by the Baltimore Business Journal.

Zuly holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Bob Gourley is a co-founder and partner of Cognitio and the publisher of and Bob's most recent book, The Cyber Threat, provides business executives with actionable insights into the threat landscape. Bob's first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD's cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy, Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld. He was selected for AFCEAs award for meritorious service to the intelligence community, and was named by Washingtonian as one of DC's "Tech Titans."
Michael Greenberger is the Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) and a Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. CHHS is composed of over 50 professionals engaged in over 90 contracts worldwide in the public and private cybersecurity and crisis management sectors.

Professor Greenberger also serves by appointment of the Maryland Attorney General on the Maryland Cybersecurity Council where he is the Chair of the Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Framework Subcommittee. He is also a member of the CyberMaryland Advisory Board and the Baltimore Washington Cyber Task Force. He previously served by appointment of the Governor of Maryland on the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence. He is presently a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Science, Technology, and Law and the American Bar Association's Law and National Security Advisory Committee.

Professor Greenberger has led the development and oversees the teaching of an extensive cybersecurity and crisis management academic curriculum taught to J.D. and LL.M students at the Maryland Law School and to Masters of Science in Law students at University of Maryland College Park. Included within these academic programs are these courses: "Law and Policy of Cybersecurity;" and "Law and Policy of Cyber Crime," as well as capstone experiential cyber projects.

Greenberger also frequently appears before academic and professional organizations, as well as executive branch and legislative bodies on legal and policy issues relating to cybersecurity; and he is regularly sought after by national media outlets on cybersecurity and crisis management topics as well.

Ed Hammersla serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Forcepoint and president of the company's Federal division. Previously, he served as president of Raytheon Cyber Products, a cybersecurity software company owned by Raytheon.

As a software industry leader with more than 40 years of experience, he has demonstrated unique success in the application of new technologies to solve operational and security problems in commercial and government organizations. He played a key role in the development and bringing to market of a trusted version of Linux that evolved into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the world's first commercially available mainstream Linux operating system evaluated under the internationally-recognized Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCEVS) with an Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) and Protection Profiles (PPs) that qualify it as a "trusted" operating system.

Hammersla serves on a number of government committees, industry association working groups and boards of directors. He began his career with 10 years at IBM, where he moved from engineering to marketing and then on to various management positions. Prior to joining Raytheon Cyber Products, he held leadership positions with Trusted Computer Solutions, Sterling Software, Informix Federal and NEC. He has also worked in the venture capital community as CEO of multiple startups, and served as an investor and adviser for other companies.

Hammersla holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and Biblical archaeology from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Geoff is the Principal at the Advanced Cybersecurity Group where he advises federal and commercial teams on cyber policy and standards to cyber operations and special programs. He has spent 25 years in cybersecurity working with/for DoD, IC, civilian agencies and fortune 25 companies. He has held positions as CISO, VP, and CTO. Geoff specializes in cybersecurity operations, Security Operations Centers, Offensive Cybersecurity, Cyber Intelligence and CISO advisory services. Currently, Geoff leads the Threat Modeling task force at the Center for Internet Security and is Co-Chair of the Cyber Intelligence task force at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
Malcolm Harkins is the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance Inc. In this role he reports to the CEO and is responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. He has direct organizational responsibility for information technology, information risk and security, as well as security and privacy policy. Malcolm is also responsible for peer outreach activities to drive improvement across the world in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices to manage and mitigate those risks.

Previously Malcolm was Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation. In that role Malcolm was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security, and other related compliance activities for all of Intel's information assets, products, and services.

Before becoming Intel's first CSPO he was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) reporting into the Chief Information Officer. Malcolm also held roles in Finance, Procurement, and various business operations. He has managed IT benchmarking and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives. Harkins acted as the profit and loss manager for the Flash Product Group at Intel; was the general manager of Enterprise Capabilities, responsible for the delivery and support of Intel's Finance and HR systems; and worked in an Intel business venture focusing on e-commerce hosting.

Malcolm previously taught at the CIO institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University in 2009. In 2010, he received the RSA Conference Excellence in the Field of Security Practices Award. He was recognized by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2012. (ISC)2 recognized Malcolm in 2012 with the Information Security Leadership Award. In September 2013, Malcolm was recognized as one of the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders at the Global CISO Executive Summit. In November 2015, he received the Security Advisor Alliance Excellence in Innovation Award. He is a Fellow with the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a non-partisan think-tank providing on cybersecurity to the House, Senate, and a variety of federal agencies. Malcolm is a sought-after speaker for industry events. He has authored many white papers and in December 2012 published his first book, Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable. He also was a contributing author to Introduction to IT Privacy, published in 2014 by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Malcolm received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of California at Davis.

Simon is VP of Sales at Kaprica Security, part of a DC metro based family of cybersecurity, mobility and IoT startups with 202 Partners and RunSafe Security. Clients include Samsung, DoD, FBI, hospital systems and vehicle fleets. Previously, headed sales at Thursby, the market leader in strong Apple security. Prior executive sales and management roles include Red Hat, HP, Capgemini, a $9B hedge fund and a $50MM dot com. Holds a BSc (Hons.) in Physics from Manchester University, with graduate studies at UM Carey Law and Cornell in cybersecurity, law and business, CISSP, CEH and CMDSP certifications.
Dr. Mansur Hasib is the only cybersecurity and healthcare leader and author in the world with 12 years experience as Chief Information Officer, a Doctor of Science in Cybersecurity, and the prestigious CISSP, PMP, and CPHIMS certifications. Dr. Hasib served as Chief Information Officer in healthcare, biotechnology, and education and has 30 years of digital leadership experience. With 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in cybersecurity and over 371 cybersecurity faculty members at UMUC, as Program Chair of the graduate Cybersecurity Technology program, Dr. Hasib is part of the leadership team running the world's largest cybersecurity education program.
For his doctoral dissertation in 2013, Dr. Hasib conducted a national study in US healthcare and examined the relationship between cybersecurity culture and cybersecurity compliance. He shares these results in a book titled Impact of Security Culture on Security Compliance in Healthcare in the USA. This work was cited in the references for ISC2's new healthcare security and privacy certification. In September 2015, Dr. Hasib published the third edition of Cybersecurity Leadership: Powering the Modern Organization. In this widely acclaimed work he shares his cybersecurity leadership and governance model and life-long learning with many examples drawn from his practical experiences, research, and observations. This book was cited during a testimony at a US Senate Appropriations Committee hearing and is being used by universities as well as government and private cybersecurity leadership training programs. February 2015 this book was published as an audio book. Follow him on Twitter @mhasib or LinkedIn: To contact Dr. Hasib visit:

Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict, competition and cooperation. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012 and co-authored the book Cyber Security Policy Guidebook by Wiley.

His ideas on cyber topics have been widely published in over a hundred articles and essays published by the Atlantic Council, National Research Council; academic journals such as from Brown and Georgetown Universities; the Aspen Strategy Group and other think tanks. His book, A Fierce Domain, was reviewed favorably in the Economist and by numerous government leaders, including the President of Estonia and former head of the CIA and NSA. Jason is also a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Cyber Deterrence and president of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association. He has been a lecturer in cyber policy at Georgetown University, and lecturer in cyber national security studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Jason has unique experience working issues of cyber conflict and security spanning fifteen years across the public and private sectors. As Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection at the White House from 2003 to 2005, he helped advise the President and coordinated US efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure. He has worked twice for Goldman Sachs, first to anchor their team for responding to cyber attacks and later, as an executive director in Hong Kong to manage Asia-wide business continuity and create the bank's regional crisis management capabilities to respond to earthquakes, tsunamis, or terrorist attacks. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, his efforts as vice chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center created bonds between the finance sector and government that remain strong today.

Starting his career in the United States Air Force, Jason earned two Meritorious Service Medals for his early work in cyber operations at Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon and as a plankholder (founding member) of the Joint Task Force - Computer Network Defense, the world's first joint cyber warfighting unit. He has degrees from the United States Air Force Academy (Political Science), Johns Hopkins University (Liberal Arts) and James Madison University (Information Security).

Chris is the founder of SC&H Capital, and currently leads all aspects of the practice. With more than 30 years of investment banking experience, Chris specializes in assisting public and privately held companies with:
_ Corporate divestitures and acquisitions
_ Debt and equity financing
_ Strategic and operational planning
_ Business valuations
_ Financial and transactional advisory

Besides his current experience in investment banking with SC&H Capital and his past experience with several national accounting firms, Chris has served as a corporate strategy professor in two graduate schools of business; Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and the
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where he served as the Director of the Capstone Program for 10 years.

Proven Results
Chris has a track record of helping boards of directors and management teams to increase shareholder value. He has advised organizations on the best methods for achieving goals, provided real-world tools for measuring and evaluating progress, and led sell-side, buy-side, and capital raising

With experience spanning various industries-including healthcare, real estate, federal government contracting, IT, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, and business services-Chris' transactional and advisory service engagements have involved over $5 billion, in aggregate.

Awards and Presentations
Chris was named a "Top Advisor" by SmartCEO Magazine, and he received the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award for his work as a professor at the university's business school. Further, Chris was recognized on the Baltimore Business Journal "40 Under 40" list. He is a regular contributor to the Baltimore Business Journal and Washington Business Journal, as well as several national publications. Chris is also a speaker to national and regional industry groups on issues affecting corporate finance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and business valuation.

Richard Helms is the founder and Chief Executive of Ntrepid Corporation. After a nearly 30-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency, he founded Abraxas Corporation. It was sold 10 years later but retained 145 engineers and product development lines going back years. Ntrepid Corporation was then formed to solve extremely difficult product challenges. Those product lines are now known as ION, Nfusion, Passages, Timestream, Tartan, Virtus and ELUSIV... and MetalGear. Just kidding. We have never had a MetalGear product, and suggestions that we have are the result of a misreading and an inaccurate description of contracted work.

In Nov. 2006, Richard won Ernst & Young's National Entrepreneur of the Year award in Emerging Technology. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., he holds a master's degree in national security policy and a bachelor's degree in international relations and economic development policy. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Dean of the School of International Service. An avid aviator, Richard has built two experimental aircraft.

Ellen Hemmerly is Executive Director and President of the UMBC Research Park Corporation and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She is responsible for overseeing a 525,000 SF high technology research and technology park (bwtech@UMBC) which includes three incubators, an accelerator and research park, and two technology commercialization programs (ACTiVATE and INNoVATE). bwtech@UMBC currently has 130 tenants (including 55 cybersecurity/IT and 46 life science companies). bwtech@UMBC companies have access to faculty research collaborations, student workers, specialized technology training programs, and a full range of business services including access to experienced entrepreneurs and funding.

Ms. Hemmerly received the 2011 Innovator of the Year award recognizing bwtech@UMBC's innovations in cybersecurity, was named a 2012 Corridor Person of the year finalist and also in 2012 received Leadership Through Athletics' - Leadership in Business award. In 2013, Ms. Hemmerly was for the second time elected by The Daily Record as one of the Most Influential Marylanders (Technology category) and bwtech's Cyber Incubator won SmartCEO's Technology Implementer - Emerging award. She regularly speaks on topics ranging from innovation, economic development, entrepreneurship, and cybersecurity and currently sits on the boards of the Cyber Association of Maryland and CyberMaryland.

Prior to joining UMBC, Ms. Hemmerly was Vice President at the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) serving as its Senior Lender and Director of the Enterprise Development Fund, the City's venture capital fund. Prior to joining BDC, Ms. Hemmerly was an Associate with K.S. Sweet Associates, a real estate advisory and development firm, and TDH, a venture capital firm. In addition, after graduating from Cornell University's Johnson School of Management with an M.B.A., Ms. Hemmerly spent six years as a banker with Mellon Bank (formerly Girard Bank). Ms. Hemmerly has a B.S. (magna cum laude) in Mathematics from Moravian College.

Roger Hill is the CTO for Veracity Security Intelligence and brings 25 years of experience with industrial control systems in many diverse industrial sectors. Before joining Veracity, Roger worked for Siemens for 16 years. His last role at Siemens served as the global head of technology management in their plant security services business. His department was responsible for the development of key strategic technologies as part of a comprehensive security program for the industrial customer. His team focused on the validation of security controls and penetration testing of controls within the SCADA security test bed as well as the development of models to employ within security programs for ICS. In Rogers tenure in ICS he has worked with every aspect of control systems from PLC, PAC, Drives, Motion Control, HMI, SCADA and DCS. This background in ICS has provided the platform for Roger to drive creative solutions while having a grounded understanding of the needs in the industrial sector.
Ira E. Hoffman is Of Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Butzel Long, a prominent law firm headquartered in Michigan. His practice focuses on government contracts law, export controls (ITAR & EAR), and cybersecurity law and policy. He was the Co-Chair of CyberMontgomery 2015 and a member of the Advisory Board for CyberMaryland 2013 and 2014. Currently, he is a Fellow of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI); Co-Chair of the Tech Council of Maryland Cyber Advisory Committee; an instructor and member of the Board of the Public Contracting Institute; a member of the Board of the Maryland/Israel Development Center; and a member of the Governor's International Advisory Council. He is the Editor of the Annotated Export Administration Regulations Desk Reference, and the author of a number of articles on cyber law and policy.
Micah Hoffman has been working in the information technology field since 1998 supporting federal government, commercial, and internal customers in their searches to discover and quantify information security weaknesses within their organizations. He leverages years of hands-on, real-world penetration testing and incident response experience to provide excellent solutions to his customers. Micah holds GIAC's GMON, GAWN, GWAPT, and GPEN certifications as well as the CISSP.

During the day, Micah leads an information security team securing Booz Allen's systems, networks and data. After work he is an active member in the NoVAHackers community, writes Recon-ng modules and is a Certified SANS Instructor. When not working, teaching, or learning, Micah can be found hiking or backpacking on Appalachian Trail or the many park trails in Maryland.

Mr. John C. Inglis, also known as Chris, serves as a Venture Partner at Paladin Capital Group. Mr. Inglis is responsible to further develop Paladin Capital Group's cyber knowledge base. He has 40 years of experience. He serves as the Robert and Mary M. Looker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of National Security Agency, was responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations and policy and was the senior civilian leader. He began his career at NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center. His NSA assignments included service across information assurance, policy, time-sensitive operations, and signals intelligence organizations. Promoted to NSA's Senior Executive Service in 1997, he subsequently served in a variety of senior leadership assignments culminating in his selection as the NSA Deputy Director. He has twice served away from NSA Headquarters, first as a visiting professor of computer science at the U.S. Military Academy from 1991 to 1992 and as the U.S. Special Liaison to the United Kingdom from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining the NSA, Mr. Inglis spent nine years of active duty service as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He also served for twenty-one years with the Air National Guard, retiring as a Brigadier General. Mr. Inglis serves as a Board Member of the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Inglis has been a Director of The KEYW Holding Corporation since May 18, 2016. He has been a Director of FedEx Corporation since November 2, 2015 and Federal Express Corporation (US) since November 7, 2015. He has been Member of Advisory Board at Securonix, Inc. since June 2014. Mr. Inglis' significant Awards include the Clements award as the U.S. Naval Academy's Outstanding Military Faculty member (1984), three Presidential Rank Awards (2000, 2004, 2009), and the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (2009). He is a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. Mr. Inglis is also a graduate of the Kellogg Business School executive development program, the USAF Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers' School.
Lance James serves as Chief Scientist at Flashpoint where he helps guide research and engages in thought leadership. Prior to joining Flashpoint, Mr. James was the Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

An internationally renowned information security specialist, Mr. James has more than fifteen years of experience in programming, network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, counterintelligence, and protocol exploitation. He provides advisory services to a wide range of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations including America's top financial services institutions. Credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware, Mr. James is an active contributor to the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies.

Mr. James was the founding force behind the CryptoLocker Working Group, where he and his team of researchers were acknowledged for their critical role in disrupting CryptoLocker as part of an FBI-led takedown operation. Over the years, he has championed other takedowns of criminal organizations through his strategic alliances with industry, academia, and law enforcement.

Nigel Jones brings to KoolSpan over 18 years of experience in operations, financial management, private equity, and mergers & acquisitions, with a demonstrated track record of success. Nigel has been a partner at private equity investment firm TWJ Capital since 2006. Prior to joining TWJ Capital, Nigel was a Principal at the Carlyle Group, where he was a member of the U.S. Buyout team focused on the aerospace, defense, and federal technical services sectors. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was an Associate in the Technology Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Nigel holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard University. Prior to business school, Nigel was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995, with a focus on secure voice and data communications. Nigel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund.

Robert Katz isa global technology innovator, cyber security trailblazer, entrepreneurial business builder, andeven areal rocket scientist. He pioneered many early game-changing systems, including thefirst systems for IoT (then calledM2M), vehicle geo-location, wireless messaging, Internet email,autonomouscars, chem-bio sensing,andmachine learningneural network-basedAI. Later, he went on to lead numerous cyber, national, and homeland security-related C5ISR initiatives for clientssuch as MIT, NRL, NASA, JHU/APL, CIA, NGA, FBI, DEA, DHS, NIST, NOAA, plus theDepts of State, Transportation, Justice, and Treasury, both consulting directly as well as via many of the leading tier 1 systems integrators. His early"cyber" work includesinformation assurance for the Star Wars,anti-spoofing forvarious satellite sensors, including, as examples, for the Hubble Space Telescope, Trident, Patriot,andIron Dome..Hisdedicated start-up mentorship, guidance, and insight leverages his own serial successes in bothentrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. These included the launch of completely newLOBs forboth new andestablishedcommunications and defensecompanies throughout Europe, India, andAsia. Recently he has been most active in helping US and Israelicyber and IoTstart-ups growto what Robert hascalls "scale-upsT," by accelerating their innovation into global commercialization.
Jim Keffer is the Director for Cyber at Lockheed Martin. He is also the founder and President of Keffer Consulting LLC. Additionally, He serves as a Special Government Expert to the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group Intelligence Panel, an advisory board member for Veteran Launch and a Special Advisor to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.

Jim transitioned from military service in November 2015 and last served as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Cyber Command and the US Air Force's senior career intelligence officer. He also served as the National Security Agency's Deputy Chief of the Central Security Service where he was responsible to the Director for the performance of 15,000 military members conducting global operations. Jim was the first Air Force intelligence flag officer to deploy on a year-long combat tour as the Deputy Director for Intelligence for U.S. Forces-Iraq. Additionally, Jim served two tours at the Pentagon as the Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and as the Deputy for Headquarters, US Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and simultaneously as the Commander of the Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency.

His other commands include the 70th Intelligence Wing where he led the Air Force's second largest global Wing with 7,000 worldwide personnel conducting primarily signals intelligence and cyberspace operations. Jim also commanded a 600-person organization under the Air Force Information Warfare Center providing cyberspace training, testing, tactics development, exercising, red-teaming and electronic warfare capabilities to Air Force operational units. During his first command, he led counterdrug airborne imagery operations in Latin/South America from the Republic of Panama.

Jim also served as the Air Attaché and U.S. diplomat to the countries of Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia at a time when Austria was undergoing a fighter aircraft competition and Slovakia and Slovenia were preparing to enter NATO.

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.
Kevin leads Winvale's corporate growth strategies in both the commercial and government markets. Under his leadership, Winvale was named 2016 "Tech Company of the Year" by the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council. Kevin was named a SmartCEO "Future 50" and was a finalist in the 2014 SmartCEO Voltage Awards for "Technology Implementer of the Year". Kevin speaks often on topics ranging from trends in cybersecurity, identity management and government policy, to lessons learned as a result of managing the Office of Personnel Management's privacy and incident response program, which affected more than 4.2 million current and former federal employees.
Shannon Landwehr is the President & CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, a regional economic development marketing organization. Shannon was previously the Executive Vice President and led the EAGB's location strategy efforts, the primary focus of which is corporate and small-to-medium business education in the Baltimore region, particularly as it pertains to location and workforce strategy decisions. Shannon also focuses on regional talent, workforce recruitment, understanding the needs of Baltimore's regional businesses, and working with them in partnership to identify areas of opportunity. She is also Executive Director of the EAGB Foundation.

Prior to joining the Economic Alliance Shannon was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and served as the Baltimore General Manager, and a Global Client Relationship Manager in Morgan Stanley's Workforce Strategy Division. As General Manager, she advanced the Firm's workforce and outsourcing strategy, and led the operational infrastructure of the office for 1,200 employees in Operations, Finance, Legal & Compliance, Human Resources, Corporate Services and Technology & Data.

As a Client Relationship Manager, Shannon was responsible for providing advisory services to internal business units regarding their global workforce strategy and outsourcing regulatory requirements, and overseeing the execution of their transition plans. She managed several clients, including Research, Sales & Trading, Bank Resource Management and Legal & Compliance. In her tenure at Morgan Stanley Shannon also served as the Baltimore Chief Operating Officer.
Shannon has over 15 years of experience in finance, non-profits, marketing and consulting. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Shannon was the Chief Operating Officer at the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, where she also served as the Director of Marketing and Research. She has held other positions with TischlerBise, Mercer (Marsh & McLennan) Consulting, WorldCom and Commercial Real Estate firms.

Shannon earned her Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management.
Shannon is also actively involved in various community initiatives throughout the Greater Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic regions with a focus on programs impacting children and animals. She currently resides in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Shirley Malcom is head of Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS. She works to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEM fields as well as to enhance public science literacy. Dr. Malcom is a trustee of Caltech and a regent of Morgan State University, and a member of the SUNY Research Council. She is a former member of the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation, and served on President Clinton's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Malcom, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, received her PhD in ecology from The Pennsylvania State University, masters in zoology from UCLA and bachelor's with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington. She holds 16 honorary degrees.

Malcom serves on the boards of the Heinz Endowments, Public Agenda, the National Math-Science Initiative and Digital Promise. Internationally, she is a leader in efforts to improve access of girls and women to education and careers in science and engineering and to increase use of S&T to empower women and address problems they face in their daily lives, serving as co-chair of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on S&T for Development and Gender InSITE, a global campaign to deploy S&T to help improve the lives and status of girls and women. In 2003, Dr. Malcom received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the highest award given by the Academy.

Joanne joined Hartman in 2015, bringing to the table more than 30 years of experience as a leader in the technology industry and a pioneer for women in technology. At Hartman, Joanne is a trusted advisor in the area of cybersecurity. She ensures that people, systems and software are all at peak efficiency and aligned with business strategy.

Prior to joining Hartman, Joanne had an esteemed career at IBM that culminated in her
role as the company's global CISO (chief information security officer) and vice president for IT
risk. During her time at IBM, she was responsible for the performance architecture behind their
first supercomputer, led a global technical community of 200,000 people, and was instrumental
in the development of the company's IT risk program and IT security architecture.

Joanne is a member of the national leadership board of the CISO Coalition, a private, invitationonly,
peer membership program for CISOs of the top 2,000 organizations in America. She was
also named one of the 25 Most Influential Working Mothers in the U. S. by Working Mother
Magazine and is a member of Women in Technology International's Hall of Fame.

Joanne holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor's
in mathematics from Appalachian State University. She is also on the Board of Directors for the
Women's Housing Coalition of Baltimore. She enjoys spending her free time with her children
and grandchildren

Sloane Menkes is a Principal with PwC's Forensic Services Advisory practice in the US. She coordinates the firm's Global Crisis Centre activity for clients in Asia-Pacific and Americas countries. She helps clients prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis. With a career that began in the US Air Force, she has over twenty years of professional services experience across the full lifecycle of cyber security, information technology, human capital and transformative program implementations.
Mr. Merry has achieved success as both a technologist and a business executive. He started his professional career as a programmer in the oil industry, and continued to move through the technology ranks in various industries (Retail, Banking, Financial Services), to ultimately become the CIO of a billion-dollar retailer. Mr. Merry continued his growth by achieving the rank of Executive Vice President with Jos. A. Bank; while maintaining his IT responsibilities, he was directly responsible for a highly successful, rapidly growing public retail organization with 640 stores, 4,000 associates, a thriving catalog business, and 7 ecommerce sites.

All of his personal growth in both technology and businesses risk culminated in Mr. Merry founding Deep Run Security Services (, a cybersecurity company dedicated to making its customers successful in managing cyber risk as part of their strategic business operations. His vision, shaped by years of responsibility and experience, is that the cyber security industry has many well-provisioned technologists winning individual battles, but lacks effective tools available to business leadership giving them the ability to win the cyber war. His personal mission, as seen in the ethos of Deep Run, is to empower business leadership with the tools and methodologies necessary to successfully manage their cyber strengths and weaknesses.

Mr. Merry describes his career path successes as, "starting with proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps. After college, while many of my peers were seeking to further their academic credentials, I was much more excited by submerging myself within the details that make an industry unique and the elements necessary to make a company successful. I discovered, early in my career, the personal satisfaction you achieve by belonging to a community and taking something larger than yourself, protecting it and leading it into the future."

Keith Moore is the Senior Product Manager at SparkCognition and is responsible for the development of both their IoT (SparkPredict) and Cyber Security (SparkSecure) product lines.  He specializes in applying advanced data science and natural language processing algorithms to complex data sets. He has previous experience working for test and measurement giant National Instruments as a analog to digital converter and vibration software product manager.   Prior to that, Keith developed client software solutions for major oil & gas, aerospace, and semiconductor organizations. He previously served as a board member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and still serves as a volunteer on the alumni engagement committee. Keith graduated from the University of Tennessee Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and currently volunteers as the president of the Austin Volunteers Alumni Club President.

Gary Mosholder is an Engineering Leader who has worked at the National Security Agency (NSA) for over 30 years. In the last 8 years, he has accumulated 12 NSA Invention Awards, had 4 patents granted, with several applications pending. In addition to inventing computer port protectors, he initiated and continues to lead NSA's Cargo Security program, engineering tamper evident products for any situation.

Joseph Muniz is a consultant at Cisco Systems and security researcher. He has extensive experience in designing security solutions and architectures for the top Fortune 500 corporations and US Government. Joseph's current role gives him visibility into the latest trends in cyber security both from leading vendors and customers.

Joseph runs The Security Blogger website, a popular resource for security and product implementation. He is the author and contributor of several publications including a recent Cisco Press book focused on security operations centers (SOC). Follow Joseph at and @SecureBlogger

Chris Panagiotopoulos currently serves as the Director of Technology for LifeBridge Health a $1billion/year 1200 bed health system where he is responsible for directing the organizations technology, infrastructure and application needs. LifeBridge Health is a regional health care organization consisting of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. LifeBridge Health was ranked 96 on Fortune Magazine's 2010 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For".

Chris is also the President of the 1400 member Maryland Chapter of Health Information Systems Society also known as M-D-HIMSS. HIMSS focuses on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

Previously Chris served as Vice President of Technology for Sylvan Learning Centers, a pre K thru 12 education services company, were he directed the application and technology needs for over 1000 learning centers in the US and Canada. He also served as the Divisional Vice President for World Duty Free, a leader in the retail travel industry, where he managed the technology for the division's international operations consisting of 55 retail locations in 25 countries. Chris also held engineering and IS position at Texas Instruments, Westinghouse Electric and AAI Corporation.

He received his BS in Chemistry and Masters in Engineering from Loyola University of Baltimore Maryland.

Rodney Petersen is the director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He previously served as the Managing Director of the EDUCAUSE Washington Office and a Senior Government Relations Officer. He founded and directed the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Initiative and was the lead staff liaison for the Higher Education Information Security Council. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, he worked at two different times for the University of Maryland - first as Campus Compliance Officer in the Office of the President and later as the Director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He also completed one year of federal service as an Instructor in the Academy for Community Service for AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps. He is the co-editor of a book entitled "Computer and Network Security in Higher Education". He received his law degree from Wake Forest University and bachelors degrees in political science and business administration from Alma College. He was awarded a certificate as an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.
Debora Plunkett is a cybersecurity leader with more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. intelligence community. Culminating a career of federal service in 2016, she currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College, where she teaches cybersecurity policy in the graduate school. She also is Principal of Plunkett Associates LLC, a consulting business focused on providing expert counsel on various cybersecurity topics.

From 2010 to 2014 Debora served as Director and before that the Deputy Director (2008 - 2010) of the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate. As the leader of NSA's cyberdefense, cryptography and information systems security missions, she directed thousands of personnel across NSA's worldwide presence and managed a multi-million dollar budget. Debora led the creation of systems, processes and organizational constructs to realize goals and sustain transformation over time. These efforts enabled continuous innovation and development of strong security solutions and support to policies for the protection of classified communications of the United States government at a time when there was an exponential increase in threats, capabilities and vulnerabilities. With significant executive experience in working with both government and industry, as well as at the senior-most level of the U.S. government, Debora served as a Director on the National Security Council at the White House. In this capacity, she contributed to the development and coordination of national policy on critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity. Serving in the Administrations of Presidents William Clinton and George W. Bush, she advised the National Security Advisor on cybersecurity issues, programs and initiatives.

Among her numerous awards and recognitions are the rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service by President George W. Bush in 2007 and the rank of Distinguished Executive by President Barack Obama in 2012. Debora is a 2015 recipient of the Exceptional Civilian Service Award from NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers.

Debora earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University. From Johns Hopkins University, she earned a Master of Science in Business as well as an MBA. As a graduate of the U.S. National War College, she was awarded a Master of Science in National Security Strategy. With certificates in conflict management and negotiations from Harvard Law School and in leadership from the Center for Creative Leadership, Debora has maintained a current understanding of successful leadership practices.

David is the Chief Operating Officer for the Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC), working within mission-specific programs to support a variety of government agencies with training, conferences, policy dialog, industry/government connections, and program support. They create and manage dialogue opportunities among critical infrastructure and government stakeholders and connect appropriate thought leaders, product providers, and solutions with government programs, in a non-proprietary way, allowing open and unbiased interactions between industry and their government partners.

David earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and subsequently attended the University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business. He lends his specialized expertise by serving professionally on boards for the RC3 (Regional Coordinating Council), The National Initiative for Cyber Education NICE365 Board, The CyberMaryland Advisory Board, US Cavalry and Armor Association, Howard County Cyber Commission, The Commission on the Future, and the Maryland Cyber Commission.

Ursula Powidzki offers a strong history of operational leadership in a variety of organizational settings - with over 30 years of managerial experience in economic development and commercial real estate, as well as finance and investment management. Her leadership roles have spanned privately and publicly held firms, a not-for-profit organization and government. Ursula Powidzki Consulting ( was launched after she served as the Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce. Powidzki ran the finance and business development functions for the State, as well as activities supporting strategic industries like cybersecurity and manufacturing. She established robust connections with the region's technology entrepreneurs and organizations, universities and investors.

Powidzki earned a B.A. from Brown University and has pursued continuing education courses at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), the Urban Land Institute, and local business and entrepreneurial organizations. Non-profit board involvement has included the Baltimore accelerator Betamore, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Baltimore Tree Trust.

John Prisco brings to the table more than 25 years of experience as a founder and manager of high-tech start-ups. He is the founder of Penn Access, a competitive local access carrier operating in Pittsburgh. Prisco also 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 with 300+ multi-tenant buildings operating in New York City. In 2003, John became 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. Most recently, Prisco served as President and CEO of GeoVantage Inc., a location-based services aerial imaging company sold to John Deere in 2005. Prisco holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lieutenant General Harry D. Raduege, Jr. (USAF, Ret) is Chairman of the Center for Cyber Innovation, Senior Advisor, & Managing Director for Cyber Risk Services for Deloitte & Touche LLP where he works globally with clients across government and industry in reducing risk to their business and mission operations due to cyber attacks and other unauthorized intrusions.
General Raduege retired after serving 35 years in the U.S. military. He worked in the areas of technology, including telecommunications, space, information, and network operations. He served more than 17 years in joint duty assignments and was a 4-time Federal activity CIO. In his last position, he led Department of Defense net-centric operations as the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. In that role, he directed planning, engineering, and implementation of interoperable communications and intelligence systems serving the needs of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, and the military Services. Notably, he led efforts to restore communications to the Pentagon following the September 11th terrorist attacks; upgraded Presidential communications; and led the successful expansion of the Department's Global Information Grid through a $1 billion transformational communications program.

General Raduege also was appointed by the Secretary of Defense as the Commander of the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations and Deputy Commander for Global Network Operations and Defense for the U.S. Strategic Command. In these roles, he was the first commander assigned responsibility for directing the operation and defense of the Global Information Grid to assure timely and secure net-centric capabilities across the entire Department. He also served as the Manager of the National Communications System and led our Nation's efforts to prioritize the restoration of telecommunications throughout New York City and the Pentagon following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Prior to his last assignments, Raduege directed command and control systems for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Space Command, and Air Force Space Command. He also served as the Chief Information Officer for all three commands, was the architect for computer network defense and attack capabilities established within the Department of Defense, and was the National spokesman for the Department during the successful "Year 2000" computer roll-over efforts.

Markus Rauschecker is the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Program Manager where he focuses on legal and policy issues in cybersecurity. He has been published in various outlets and been called upon by professional organizations to present at seminars and conferences. He has provided testimony on cybersecurity issues to numerous government bodies at the federal, state, and local levels. Mr. Rauschecker is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He teaches the "Law and Policy of Cybersecurity" and the "Law and Policy of Cyber Crime" for J.D., LL.M., and Masters of Science in Law students.

Mr. Rauschecker received his BA from Georgetown University and his JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Mr. Rhyne is a Program Manager for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate working within the Cyber Security Division. Specifically, he manages the Cloud Security, Moving Target Defense and Hardware enabled trust programs as well as multiple efforts supporting national and regional level cyber competitions and cyber education programs. Mr. Rhyne has transitioned efforts in Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC), software quality assurance, internet measurements and attack modeling. Mr. Rhyne also led the DHS Secretary's Passenger Screening Recommendations Task Force, a Blue Ribbon Panel effort, identifying recommendations for an improved passenger screening process for TSA. The task force investigated the end to end passenger system from booking a ticket to sitting on the plane with goals of increasing security and improving the passenger experience.

Prior to working within the Cyber Security Division, Mr. Rhyne piloted the DHS S&T efforts of the INnovative Science and Technology IN Counter Terrorism (INSTINCT) program within the UK Home Office, Office of Security and Counter Terrorism, focusing on aviation security and augmented reality. Mr. Rhyne also worked in the Chemical and Biological Division of HSARPA managing the Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector (BAND) Program, which developed Generation III detectors for the BioWatch National Monitoring System, the Deployable Aerosol Collection Systems (DACS) program, the Volumetric Bio-Aerosol Instantaneous Detection Systems (VBAIDS), and the Food Biological Agent Detection Sensor (FBADS) Program. Additionally, Mr. Rhyne had several initiatives with the end goal of providing lab quality biological agent identification in hand-held packages for a wide variety of field use or networked ubiquitous sensor applications.
Prior to his assignment with DHS, Mr. Rhyne was a Program Manager for Biological Sensors at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to managing programs, he was the systems engineer for the Biological Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer and chief engineer on various autonomous sensor systems. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Rhyne has been involved in systems engineering and program management in a variety of industries spanning academia, government and the private sector, with applications in materials research, space, radio frequency technologies, mass spectrometry, medical diagnostics, and cyber security.

Mr. Rhyne graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University with an M.S. in Metals Science and Engineering, and The Johns Hopkins University with an M.B.A. Mr. Rhyne has published papers on high temperature materials, mass spectrometry, and holds several patents in advanced sensor systems and related technologies.

Adm. Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Originally a surface warfare officer (SWO), he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986.

He assumed his present duties as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service in March 2014.

Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, Rogers has also served as the director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command, and most recently as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet.

Duties afloat have included service at the unit level as a SWO aboard USS Caron (DD 970); at the strike group level as the senior cryptologist on the staff of Commander, Carrier Group Two/John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group; and, at the numbered fleet level on the staff of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet embarked in USS Lasalle (AGF 3) as the fleet information operations (IO) officer and fleet cryptologist. He has also led cryptologic direct support missions aboard U.S. submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean.

Ashore, Rogers commanded Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine (1998-2000); and, has served at Naval Security Group Department; NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain; Naval Military Personnel Command; Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; the Bureau of Personnel as the cryptologic junior officer detailer; and, Commander, Naval Security Group Command as aide and executive assistant (EA) to the commander.

Rogers' joint service both afloat and ashore has been extensive and, prior to becoming a flag officer, he served at U.S. Atlantic Command, CJTF 120 Operation Support Democracy (Haiti), Joint Force Maritime Component Commander, Europe, and the Joint Staff. His Joint Staff duties (2003-2007) included leadership of the J3 Computer Network Attack/Defense and IO Operations shops, EA to the J3, EA to two Directors of the Joint Staff, special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director of the Chairman's Action Group, and a leader of the JCS Joint Strategic Working Group.

Rogers is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI fellow; Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alum; and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.

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 Bachelors degree in Math and Physics from Georgetown University and a Doctorate in Chemical Physics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Aviel (Avi) D. Rubin is Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of the JHU Health and Medical Security Lab. Prior to joining Hopkins, Rubin was a research scientist at AT&T Labs. He testified about information security before the U.S. House and Senate on multiple occasions, and he is the author of several books about computer security. Rubin is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and academic conferences, and he delivered a widely viewed TED talk in 2011. He also testified in federal court as an expert witness on numerous occasions in matters relating to high tech litigation. Rubin served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Associate Editor of Communications of the ACM (CACM), and an Advisory Board member of Springer's Information Security and Cryptography Book Series. On his last Sabbatical, Rubin was a Fulbright Scholar at Tel Aviv University. In January, 2004 Baltimore Magazine named Rubin a Baltimorean of the Year for his work in safeguarding the integrity of our election process, and he is also the recipient of the 2004 Electronic Frontiers Foundation Pioneer Award. Rubin has a B.S, ('89), M.S.E ('91), and Ph.D. ('94) from the University of Michigan.

Enidia Santiago-Arce has worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for over 14 years. She holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and an M.S. in Technology Commercialization from Northeastern University. Currently working as a Technology Transfer Manager at GSFC's Strategic Partnerships Office, her role requires a background in science and technology, coupled with business management skills and intellectual property knowledge, to properly manage a vast portfolio of technologies that cover both software and hardware components. Enidia also function as the Software Release Authority Alternate for Goddard. This role allows her the opportunity to facilitate access to Goddard owned software to create new comercial products and advance the scientific knowledge of NASA. In addition to managing GSFC's Intellectual Property portfolio, she is responsible for developing partnerships, licensing technologies, and managing the software release process.
John co-founded Champion Technology Company, Inc. assuming the role of CEO and Board Member. DarkLight, Champion's cyber security product offerings are based on IP and patented knowledge reasoning system developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. The initial applications have been released solving customer's needs in the cyber security prevention, detection and mitigation areas.

John is an award-winning international technologist, inventor, educator, serial entrepreneur and CEO of several tech ventures who most recently served as Practitioner Faculty and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.
He has been instrumental in substantially growing the MBA Entrepreneurship Program at Pepperdine University and has co-founded the Early X Foundation, a unique Intellectual Property commercialization process. In his teaching role, he developed MBA student-founded, innovation-based businesses. Globally, he locates and evaluates cutting-edge technologies with significant commercial value from universities, national and international research laboratories and within the private sector for commercialization.

In David's role as Visiting Distinguished Fellow, David contributes to the Index of U.S. Military Strength, one of Heritage's flagship annual publications, while furthering his work on developing intelligence and defense policies.

Mr. Shedd served as DIA's Acting Director since 2014, where he led the Defense Intelligence Enterprise workforce compromised of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. David served as DIA's Deputy Director for four years prior and also held top positions at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Security Council (NSC).

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.

Jeff Six currently serves as a Vice President at T. Rowe Price, where he is responsible for ensuring the security of both client data and strategic company information by leading and managing the firm's application security, security architecture & engineering, and security assessment practices. Jeff began his career at the National Security Agency and has also held the senior security architect role at Legg Mason, before coming to T. Rowe Price. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Security Analysis and Risk Management Association, is a published author having written the first book on application security for the Android mobile platform, and has taught at both the University of Delaware and UMBC. Jeff has earned an MBA at Loyola University Maryland and both Masters & Bachelors degrees in engineering from the University of Delaware. Outside of the professional setting, Jeff is a father, husband, endurance runner, lifeguard instructor, and triathlete.
Brigadier General Bernie Skoch (USAF, Ret.) was named National Commissioner of CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association's National Youth Cyber Education Program, in 2010. Skoch graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. His 29-year Air Force career took him throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East on permanent and temporary duty until retiring at the rank of brigadier general.

Skoch has more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions developing, managing and
implementing communications and information systems for the United States Air Force as well as the
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). During his time at DISA he served as the Principal Director for Customer Advocacy and also as the Principal Director for Network Services. Within the USAF he served as Director of Mission Systems, Director of Communications Operations, and Director of Chief Information Officer Support where he was responsible for aligning information technology systems with business process improvements. He has developed policies for global telephone, video, radio, voice, data and satellite systems. Before joining CyberPatriot, Skoch was a consultant in the cyber and IT industry.

As Commissioner, Skoch oversees the planning and implementation of CyberPatriot and provides
leadership and support for the program's development. In this role, Skoch is able to further student
interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics related studies, as well as increase their awareness of cybersecurity threats.

Bernie is an Instrument-Rated Commercial Pilot, an amateur astronomer, a marathon runner and a ham radio operator. Bernie and Debbie, his wife of 44 years, have six children and eighteen grandchildren, all residing in Northwest Arkansas.

Cybersecurity is a complex topic, but according to one of CyberMaryland's longest-standing advisory board members, you don't have to be a genius to get involved in the field.

"You don't have to be technical to be successful in this space," says Gregg Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Optio Labs, Inc. Smith, who earned a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland in human development cites himself as an example.

However, Smith's exceptional career proves he knows a thing or two about cybersecurity success. And his work within the state of Maryland, is an example of his dedication to seeing the state's cybersecurity ecosystem flourish.

As CEO of Optio Labs, Inc., located in Baltimore, he provides companies with the mobile malware protection that they need to defend their data against hackers and digital eavesdroppers. Prior to leading the team at the company, Smith was the CEO of KoolSpan, in Bethesda, a growing provider of mobile security solutions. Under his leadership, the company saw triple digit growth year after year.

Smith was also the CEO of Acuity Mobile, Senior Vice President at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS), President of Aether's Enterprise Division, Inc. (NASDAQ:AETH), Chief Operating Officer of Karch International and Vice President of Nurad Technologies. Mobile technology is clearly a passion for Smith, so much, in fact, that he both create and invest in various mobile technology start-ups.

Smith is a regular when it comes to speaking at and attending mobile and wireless industry events, but one of his favorites is CyberMaryland because of the great opportunities that come along with it. "We have met both partners and prospects during the events [CyberMaryland] over the years," says Smith.

Even though Smith is pleased with the success of previous CyberMaryland events, he believes that this year's will be even bigger and better. "We are no longer a Maryland or regional show," Smith states, "we are truly national."

Jennifer has 18 years' experience as General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, and Data Privacy Subject Matter Expert. Having partnered with hundreds of management teams across the U.S., Jennifer brings valuable experience that enables her to identify and address the myriad of regulatory, contractual and management challenges that arise in Technology, Health Care and Insurance.

Most recently, Jennifer concentrated her practice on building a ground-up Health Care Analytics organization within LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She supported over 350 colleagues while streamlining hundreds of data licenses and aligning five disparate entities into one operation from product, sale, and financial vantage points. Counseling customers (health insurers/payers, providers, hospital systems) and drafting all transactional licenses for the healthcare business also dominated 2015-2016. Jennifer monitors CMS and DEA regs, ensures that the organization is HIPAA and FTC compliant, and manages outside counsel/litigation. In one year, Jennifer streamlined 75% of the now Health Care IT organization and assisted in growing revenue by 11%.

In 2014, Jennifer was one the original architects of the Florida Information Exchange (Florida HIE). This platform enabled data transfer and EHR file-sharing across multiple operational platforms in Florida. In 2013 and 2014, Jennifer was retained to assist in the design of a HIPAA/HITECH compliant platform for Arkansas' implementation of the Affordable Care Act. During that time, Jennifer assisted regulators, insurers and integrators (e.g., Trizetto, Health Grades) in developing privacy and compliance guidelines and identifying strategic needs for Health IT (CCIIO, CMS, HHS, State Regulators). She appeared frequently before the State oversight committees as well.

Prior to 2013, Jennifer was a Washington, D.C. Partner and a U.S. Practice Leader for Lockton's Global Technology & Privacy Practice. Jennifer counseled on and drafted best practices, PIA's, PTA's, and compliance policies for start up's to Fortune 500 companies. She assisted with Model Contracts, BCR's, EU Safe Harbor (now obsolete) for trans-border data flow and int'l compliance. Having designed countless insurance programs, between 2004 and 2012, Jennifer recovered over $150MM from insurers in cyber losses relating to mobile apps, e-advertising, data breaches and satcoms.

Jennifer has appeared before the 112th Congress, Dep't of Commerce, the SEC, FTC, FCC and ICANN as a nationally-recognized authority in data privacy, directors' and officers' liability, risk management and insurance. She has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a nominee in "Women to Watch", "40 under 40."

Eugene Howard Spafford is a professor of computer science at Purdue University and a leading computer security expert. A historically significant Internet figure, he is renowned for first analyzing the Morris Worm, one of the earliest computer worms, and his role in the Usenet backbone cabal. Spafford was a member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee 2003-2005, has been an advisor to the National Science Foundation (NSF), and serves as an advisor to over a dozen other government agencies and major corporations.
Richard A. Spires is currently the CEO of Learning Tree, International, a leading provider for truly effective hands-on IT and management training. Mr. Spires was appointed and served as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 2009 till 2013. Mr. Spires also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Federal Government CIO Council and the Co-Chairman of the Committee for National Security Systems (CNSS), the committee that sets standards for the US Government's classified systems. Mr. Spires held a number of positions at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from 2004 through 2008, including Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support and CIO. From 2000 through 2003, Mr. Spires served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Mantas, Inc., a software company that provides business intelligence solutions to the financial services industry. Prior to Mantas, Mr. Spires spent more than 16 years serving in a number of technical and managerial positions at SRA International.

Mr. Spires received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Cincinnati. He also holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University. Mr. Spires has won a number of awards for his leadership in IT, to include the 2012 Fed 100 Government Executive Eagle Award, TechAmerica's 2012 Government Executive of the Year, Government Computer News 2011 Civilian Government Executive of the Year and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering in 2006.

Ms. LaToya Staten is the Managing Director of Connected2Tech LLC. Before starting Connected2Tech, LaToya served as the Cyber Program Manager for the Maryland Department of Commerce where she was responsible for the advancement of public-private economic development opportunities in key industries such as cybersecurity, the "internet of things", entrepreneurship and innovation.

Some of Ms. Staten's current clients include STEER Tech, where she is charged with creating State partnerships and talent recruitment; and the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council where she leads tech workforce roundtables, and the National Women Business Owners Corporation.
LaToya's area of expertise includes creating and executing strategic business and economic development strategies. LaToya holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University. She received additional certificates in Technology Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity for Leaders, Small Business Consultant and various economic development programs.

Ms. Staten's public serve includes the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent's Parent Involvement Advisory Council, Old Mill PTSA, Betamore Mentor, and the advisory board of several technology companies.

Amos Stern is the Chief Executive Officer, and a co-founder, of Siemplify. Siemplify's ThreatNexus is the industry's first end-to-end security operations platform to automatically contextualize and unify today's disparate enterprise security tools, providing SOC teams with a comprehensive platform for security operations and incident response, from case management and analytics, to hunting, intelligence, automation, and reporting. He brings a unique technical and business background that includes leadership of the Cyber Security department within theIDF Intelligence Corps. He served multiple roles withinElbit Systems Cyber & Intelligence Division. Among other roles, Amos was responsible for designing and building large scale intelligence investigation platforms as well as defensive and offensive cyber security solutions for governments and law enforcement organizations globally. Amos has extensive experience trainingSOC teams of all sizes.
Mr. Szakal is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer IBM U.S. Federal. He is responsible for IBM's industry solution technology strategy in support of the U.S. Federal customer. Mr. Szakal's team provides deep industry and technical expertise necessary to address complex government challenges such as cybersecurity and cloud computing. Mr. Szakal represents the IBM Software Group on the Board of Directors of The Open Group and AFEI. Mr. Szakal was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2005. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Computer Science ('84) and a Masters Degree in Computer Science ('89) from James Madison University. He currently holds the Chair of the Trusted Technology Forum and Vice Chair of the Open Certified Architect (OpenCA) standard.
Don Tobin is a senior security engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In this role, he works with companies in the transportation sector to identify cybersecurity challenges, and leads teams of collaborators to formulate example solutions to those challenges.

The NCCoE is a collaborative hub where businesses, government agencies, and academia work together to address broad cybersecurity problems of national importance. As part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the NCCoE uses standards, best practices, and commercially available secure technologies to demonstrate how cybersecurity can be applied in the real world. Ultimately, the NCCoE helps promote widespread adoption of cybersecurity technologies by developing example solutions to cybersecurity problems that affect whole sectors of industry, or even multiple sectors.

Prior to his work at the NCCoE, Mr. Tobin led the creation of a 24/7 Security Operations Center in support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Cyber Security Center. He was also a professor at Fairmont State University for a decade, where he created a computer security undergraduate major and developed coursework for nine upper-level courses. He is also a retired USAF officer. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington, a master's degree in computer science from Boston University, and has published several papers in intrusion detection.

A highly respected and recognized strategic Energy Cyber Executive, Peter "Pete" Tseronis has served over twenty-four years in myriad progressive technology and leadership responsibility roles spanning four Administrations and three cabinet-level agencies. An accomplished thought leader with strong people and substantive technical skills sought after by mission stakeholders and executive management, Pete maintains a unique capability to keep pace with evolving technology advancements, demands, applications, risks, and threats.

Recently transitioned from the Federal Government, Pete is the Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges LLC, whose mission is to discover, cultivate, and enhance relationships that catalyze business opportunities and enrich value. While collaborating with government, industry, laboratory, and academic ecosystems to unearth transformative innovation and enable today's emerging technologies become tomorrow's growth sectors, Pete's fervor to triage the cybersecurity, analytics, and critical infrastructure domains in order to promote data driven insight and value creation remains his passion.

Appointed the Department of Energy's first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete is deeply aware and appreciative of the skill sets and capabilities resident across the entire federal enterprise. Throughout his professional career, Pete has been sought out for ability to help others understand and balance existing and new priorities while facilitating mission alignment with technology investments. A stategic pathfinder and diligent initiator of short- and long-term opportunities for the public sector, Pete operates on a continuum of technical and mission enhancing activities, building strong partnernerships, and leveraging information to promote data-driven insight and actionable policies.

Pete received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Most importantly, Pete is blessed with an incredible wife (Betsy) and four amazing children (Jacob, Joshua, Gabrielle, and Zachary).

As Senior Director of Research for mobile security firm OptioLabs, Hamilton Turner is responsible for analyzing security announcements, managing the incubation of new products, and providing technical insight for potential business partnerships or acquisitions. Turner's background includes significant experience with mobile development, mobile security, network applications, distributed applications, and data processing. He holds a doctorate in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Optimization and Security of Mobile Cloud Computing from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Bill Varner has been president of ManTech International Corporation's Mission, Cyber, & Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) group since 2009. Mr. Varner leads a group of 2,700 people supporting the Intelligence and Defense communities, including cyber security, specialized systems engineering, operations and mission support, enterprise IT, and full service security support. MCIS provides services in all aspects of computer network operations, including computer-network defense, forensics, insider threat and cyber threat intelligence, and advanced research and development.
Before joining ManTech, Mr. Varner was vice president of Intelligence Operations for Northrop Grumman TASC, where he led more than 1,000 employees in delivering innovative technical solutions and operations support to the Defense and Intelligence Communities.

Previously, Mr. Varner was vice president of TASC's Signal and Information Processing Group, with responsibility for hardware and software development and specialized systems engineering. Before joining TASC, Mr. Varner was with ESL, Inc., where he developed adaptive-speech and signal-processing systems and advanced simulations of complex systems.

Mr. Varner is a member of the board of directors of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), Science and Engineering Board of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC). He is also a member of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Think Tank, the George Washington University National Advisory Council, and the Purdue University Electrical & Computer Engineering Advisory Board. In 2011, Mr. Varner was inducted to the George Washington University School of Engineering Hall of Fame.

Mr. Varner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech.

Brigadier General (Retired) Guy Walsh serves Senior Manager, Guard and Reserve Directorate (GRD) and as a deputy director for U.S. Cyber Command's two Tier 1 Joint and Combined exercises, CYBER FLAG and CYBER GUARD. In this capacity, he was U.S. Cyber Command's advocate for advancing policy and law regarding use of Title 32 authorities to protect and defend U.S. critical infrastructure. He has developed and initiated engagements and training programs between U.S. Cyber Command and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense (ASD-HD), FBI, DHS, State and local governments and private sector.

For the past year, he served as Deputy Director, Capabilities Development Group (CDG), U.S. Cyber Command, developing new capabilities, transitioning existing technologies to the operational environment and facilitating the development of training and advanced tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Prior to joining U.S. Cyber Command, Brigadier General Walsh had a distinguished career of 31 years in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard, commanding at the squadron, group and wing levels. He served as the Commander, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard from 2002 thru 2009. In 2009-2010, Brigadier General Walsh commanded the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, becoming the first Air National Guard general officer to command an active duty air expeditionary wing in combat.

William (Bill) J. Weber joined KEYW's board of directors and became the president and chief executive officer in October 2015 to set and drive the strategy and growth for the corporation. With more than 25 years of experience across the private and public sectors, Bill is known for building and maturing technology and solutions-based organizations while balancing evolving customer needs.
Bill joined KEYW from XLA, a private equity-backed technology firm which supports federal government, where he served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to XLA, he was president of Kaseman, also a private equity-backed professional services firm which supports the U.S. government. Before that, Bill was senior vice president at GTSI Corporation, a technology provider to the U.S. government. At GTSI Corporation, Bill developed a professional services business which accounted for one quarter of the company's revenue and one third of its profit. Bill has also held senior executive positions, each focused on generating new solutions and growth, with McData, CNT Corporation, Inrange Technologies, International Network Services and AT&T.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University and is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is a former U.S. Army Signal Corps officer and Airborne Ranger.

Derek is a huge advocate of applying proven supply chain management principles into development and application security practices to improve efficiencies, reduce security risks, and sustain long-lasting competitive advantages. Over the past two years, Derek led the largest and most comprehensive analysis of software supply chain practices to date across 3,000 development organizations. His research detailed the consumption of billions of open source and third-party software components while also shedding new light on the scale of known vulnerable software being ingested by development organizations worldwide. He currently serves as vice president and Rugged DevOps advocate at Sonatype, creators of the Nexus repository manager and the global leader in solutions for software supply chain automation. Derek is a distinguished international speaker, having delivered his research at AppSec USA, InfoSec Europe, LASCON, HP Protect, Air Force Cyber Security Forum, and numerous OWASP meet-ups.
Andy Williams was confirmed as the first UK Cyber Envoy to the U.S. during the UK Prime Minister's visit with the President in January 2015. Previously, he led the international business of Titania, a UK cyber security software start-up exporting to over 60 countries. He also served for five years at the American Embassy in London as its international trade advisor to US cyber firms.
Children's National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Children's National is Magnetr designated, and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Chad Wilson, with 24 years of progressive leadership, is the Director of Information Security. He joined Children's National in 2013. He leads the cyber security strategy and execution focused on providing service excellence to patients, clinicians, and co-workers through innovative and secure solutions.

Pat Yongpradit is the Chief Academic Officer for, a non-profit dedicated to promoting computer science education. He is a national voice on K-12 computer science and has been featured in the book, "American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom." He taught for 13 years, along the way inspiring students to create mobile games and apps for social causes and broadening participation in computer science among underrepresented groups, including tripling the number of girls in his program. He has been recognized as a Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Educator and is certified in biology, physics, math, health, and technology education. While Pat currently spends more time focused on CS education from a national perspective, he still tries to get into the classroom as much as possible.