March 23 2022


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Malcom HarkinsMalcom Harkins, Keynote Speaker

Malcolm Harkins Malcolm is Chief Security & Trust Officer with Epiphany Systems. He is responsible for enabling client growth with optimal information security infrastructure, systems, policies, and processes. He is also independent board member and advisor to several organizations. He is also an executive coach to CISOs and others in a wide variety of information risk roles. Malcolm engages in a wide variety of peer outreach activities to drive improvements across the world in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices to manage and mitigate those risks. Key areas of focus include the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, and driving more industry accountability.
Previously Malcolm was the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance as well as Cymatic. In these roles he reported to the CEO and was responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. He had direct organizational responsibility for information risk and security, as well as security and privacy policy. Malcolm was also previously 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.

Adriana SanfordAdriana Sanford, Keynote Speaker

Former Fortune 10 Regional Counsel Adriana Sanford, J.D., dual LL.M., is an award-winning cybersecurity and global privacy laws expert and an international television commentator, who appears as a CNN Español analyst to 93+ million Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the United States and Latin America. She also provides keynote addresses at some of the world’s top technology, IT, security, legal, and compliance industry conferences, including to hundreds of General Counsel and senior legal leaders from Fortune 1000 companies at the 19th Annual SuperConference sponsored by Corporate Counsel.
With multiple law degrees and fluency in four languages, Sanford has served as a keynote speaker at more than 140 industry conferences, including for Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s 2019 Security Summit. Sanford is a global keynote speaker with the American Program Bureau; is the 2019 recipient of the Cybersecurity Law Woman Professional of the Year Award; and in 2018, was featured in Women in Security: Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation, which is part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series. More recently, Sanford served as a featured speaker for the Cybersecurity Awareness Month of October for Microsoft’s 2021 Employee Giving Campaign and for the (ISC)² Security Congress 2021.
Her research, scholarly work, and publications focus on laws, regulations, and policy at the international level, where multijurisdictional legal conflicts exist and possible outcomes for corporate non-compliance include high penalties, criminal liability, and physical danger for executives in foreign territories.  She has also co-authored two books on global threats that were adopted by Institute for Supply Management for their centennial celebration.  Sanford further distinguished herself by educating tens of thousands of corporate executives through various global nonprofits, as well as thousands of college students and the public at large, on global privacy laws and the dangers of corporate corruption.
The Notre Dame law and Georgetown law-educated international corporate lawyer has taught 7,000+ graduate and undergraduate business students through various universities, including Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University, Universidad de Talca (Chile), and Arizona State University. She currently teaches, among other law courses, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Cyber Policy & Governance, as well as Issues in Global Cybersecurity at the University of Oklahoma – Michael F. Price College of Business. Sanford also serves as Of Counsel (remotely) with a leading Chilean law firm that appeared on the 2021 Best Lawyers list, Puga Ortiz Abogados; as Head of Global Cybersecurity Leadership at Telecom4Good; and as the Global Development Director for the Create Cures Foundation. In addition, Sanford co-produces and co-hosts the Sanford & Hall Report with retired Rear Admiral (USN) Garry E. Hall, former President and CEO of the Association of the U.S Navy and a former senior director of the National Security Council at the White House. Born in Orange County, she is a fourth generation Angelino.


Laz is 3x CISO, the President and Co-Founder of Blue Lava, a SaaS business platform built with, by, and for cyber security leaders. Blue Lava is the industry’s first and only business platform for Security Leaders to measure, optimize, and communicate their security program.
A recognized global authority for building cyber security, fraud, and data analytics solutions, Laz has more than 30 years’ experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs in financial services, technology, retail, hospitality, and transportation verticals.
Past roles include: CISO at vArmour, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (acquired by RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (acquired by TrustWave), Director of Technology at SGI, and the Director of Technology at EDS (acquired by HP).
Laz is a twice-decorated veteran, inventor of several patents, published author, and an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned several security and compliance certifications.
No stranger to the boardroom, analyst, and investor community, Laz is an early stage investor and advisor to some of the most innovative companies in technology and cyber security. He is a Tech Partner at Rally Ventures and advises companies about trends with technology, cyber security, and go-to-market strategies.

Richard GreenbergRichard Greenberg

Richard, a well-known Cyber Security leader, evangelist, advisor, and speaker, brings over 30 years of management experience, including being a CISO for 15 years. He is an ISSA International Distinguished Fellow, is on their Honor Roll, and is president of the ISSA Los Angeles Chapter. He has been on the OWASP Global Bd, and led the OWASP LA Chapter for many years.
You may have heard Richard’s interview as a Cyber Security expert on Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy podcast:

Richard is the Founder and CEO of Security Advisors LLC, which offers security risk assessments and network and application penetration testing, allowing organizations to continuously assess their internal and external cyber risk posture and meet compliance requirements.
No stranger to the boardroom, analyst, and investor community, Laz is an early stage investor and advisor to some of the most innovative companies in technology and cyber security. He is a Tech Partner at Rally Ventures and advises companies about trends with technology, cyber security, and go-to-market strategies.

Jeffrey SchermerhornJeffrey Schermerhorn

Jeff has spent the entirety of his professional career litigating, drafting and negotiating complex professional liability and cyber liability insurance programs. His specialty is to work with clients to conduct deep dive reviews of the client’s E&O and cyber liability exposures to develop tailored risk management solutions designed to cover the identified risk in the most robust and cost-effective manner possible.
Prior to Willis Towers Watson, Jeff advised Fortune 100 companies and name-brand media and technology firms on risk management strategies in the areas of network security and privacy risk, intellectual property and media coverage. In addition, Jeff was an attorney at global insurance company where he was the primary architect of the insurer’s cyber, technology errors and omissions and media liability policies. Prior to joining the insurer, Jeff was a corporate attorney at a national law firm in southern California where his practice focused on advising and representing corporations in complex transactions and litigation.
Jeff in a Regional Leader on the U.S. FINEX Cyber and E&O Broking team which consist of advisers focused on privacy, information technology, E&O and media risk management. Based in the Los Angeles office, Jeff serves as a senior adviser on cyber, technology E&O, media liability and E&O risks.
Jeff earned a B.A, in Political Science from California State University, a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Chapman University School of Law and an MBA in Finance and Technology from New York University, Stern School of Business. He is admitted to practice law in California and New York.

Rich LindbergRich Lindberg

Rich is a seasoned cybersecurity practitioner and leader, with over two decades Industry experience. This includes experience in U.S. Defense, Civil Government, Fortune 50, and many industry verticals. He presents on a wide range of technical and non-technical topics, and formerly ran his own professional security conference in San Francisco.

John KronickJohn Kronick

Mr. Kronick, an accomplished risk and security executive, innovator and security architecture thought leader, serves as Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Delivery Services at CISOSHARE. Mr. Kronick has over 25 years of professional experience providing strategic and tactical privacy, security, risk management, transformation and forensics assurance services to healthcare, governmental and commercial entities. He has served both as internal and external consulting roles at NCC Group, Coalfire, Accenture and “Big 4” public auditing (Deloitte). Mr. Kronick also served in prior CISO roles at Prime Healthcare, Gartner Group, CitiBank, Purdue Pharma and Estee Lauder. Mr. Kronick has authored several security technology articles and a chapter in the 2008 Fraud Casebook, and has spoken at several CISO conferences. Highlights of Mr. Kronick’s experience include managing a first responder team to a significant entertainment industry data breach and architecting and advising on digital transformation and zero trust networking efforts for several companies. Education and certifications include MBA, CPA,CRISC, CDPSE, CISM, CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, PMP, CIPP, PCIP, Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL Foundations, SABSA Architecture Foundations, and COBIT 5.0 Foundations.

Howard ChenHoward Chen

Howard is an experienced cybersecurity practitioner specializing in governance, risk, and architecture spanning across multiple industries. In addition, Howard is a certified CMMC PI and serves as the Director of Education for the National Upcycled Computing Collective, a 501(c)3 non-profit computer science and engineering research institute, and is an organizer for RaiseMe, a volunteer organization focused on assisting veterans and engineers mature their infosec careers.

Haral TsitsivasHaral Tsitsivas

Haral Tsitsivas is a cybersecurity leader and software developer with 40+ years of IT and software development and 20+ years of systems and software security experience, specializing in threat modeling, product security reviews and assessments.
Haral is the Co-Chair of the AppSec California conference, is an Orange County OWASP chapter leader, serves on the board of the OWASP Outreach Committee and is the Secretary of the OWASP Chapter Committee.

Doug MurrayDoug Murray

Doug Murray is a recognized Information Security and Technology executive with over two decades of information security and technology experience. With a unique blend of executive acumen, team-building and a strategic vision, he has successfully transformed and matured information security and technology programs at various Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries including aerospace, automotive, financial/banking, insurance, health care, and telecommunications/electric utilities. Besides his extensive experience in information security, his background also includes IT governance, risk and compliance; information systems audit; systems development; network engineering; and IT infrastructure and operations.

Howard MillerHoward Miller

Howard Miller, CRM, CIC, CyRP is currently SVP, Director Tech Secure® Division at LBW Insurance in Los Angeles CA. Over 20 years of experience advising clients on custom commercial insurance programs, with focus on cyber insurance, technology risk, and protecting long term success for clients through risk management and insurance. Member of MORS, National Security Risk Analysis Community, Co-lead SAE G-32 Risk Management Framework subcommittee for JA7496 Cyber Physical Systems Security Engineering Plan. Lead Risk Transfer and Insurance Subcommittee NDIA Trust and Assurance. Preferred referral partner for cybercrime insurance: City National Bank. Pepperdine Cyber Risk Professional Certificate Program (CyRP) Advisory Board, certificate holder and guest educator. Author of 6 peer reviewed articles including Springer, Environment Systems and Decisions “Enterprise risk management optimization (ERMO)” 10.1007/s10669-021-09819-x

Karina KleverKarina Klever

Karina Klever is the founder of Klever Compliance, a company whose purpose is to mature client’s governance postures. Karina started her IT career in 1989 as a computer operator. In the following 30+ years, her career culminated in executive leadership roles which reinforced that growth occurs when companies apply right-sized best practice frameworks and controls consistently.
Karina built a company on this simple principle and applies extensive experience from varied industries to her clients – so that proper balance is applied to controls establishment, regulatory adherence preparedness, maturity measurement, alleviation of chronically faulty processes, and risk management.

Christer SwartzChrister Swartz

Network & Security architect for Data Center and Cloud fabrics. Design & secure large-scale network architectures across Hybrid Cloud and MicroServices fabrics. Evangelize the mysteries around large-scale Hybrid Cloud networks and associated Security and Automation challenges.