December 6 2022
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Mr. Bryan E. Hurd is a globally recognized computer forensics leader and expert in cyber crisis response, investigations, and operations to fight espionage, terrorism, organized crime groups and criminals. Bryan was the founder of the Cyber Counterintelligence program for the US Navy at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in 1994 and has gone on to hold executive positions as first Director of Intelligence for the Digital Crimes Unit within the Microsoft Cyber Crime Center, founding the computer forensics program at EDS (Now HP) and was the executive in charge of innovation for the entire US watchlisting system as the Chief of Operations, Director of Terrorist Identities at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) within the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
Bryan is a globally recognized keynote speaker, serves on several corporate boards, and leads some of the most significant breach responses in Canada and the US today in his role as Chief of Office, Seattle, at Aon Cyber Solutions (formerly Stroz Friedberg). He also works with global clients on testing, advisory, executive table tops and other efforts improving cyber security, including helping organizations (and entire states) in acquiring cyber insurance. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanhurd/.
Diana Kelley is the CSO2 (Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Security Officer) and co-founder of Cybrize. She also serves on the boards of Cyber Future Foundation, WiCyS, and The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF). Diana was Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner), a Manager at KPMG, CTO and co-founder of SecurityCurve, and Chief vCISO at SaltCybersecurity.
Her extensive volunteer work has included serving on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, Cybersecurity Committee Advisor at CompTIA, CTO and Board Member at Sightline Security, Advisory Board Chair at WOPLLI Technologies, Advisory Council member Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, Bridgewater State University, and RSAC US Program Committee.
She is a sought-after keynote speaker, the host of BrightTALK’s The (Security) Balancing Act, co-author of the books Practical Cybersecurity Architecture and Cryptographic Libraries for Developers, has been a lecturer at Boston College’s Masters program in cybersecurity, the EWF 2020 Executive of the Year and EWF Conference Chair 2021 and 2022, an SCMedia Power Player, and one of Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.
Winn has lived Cyber Security since 1983, and now says, “I think, maybe, I’m just starting to understand it.” His predictions about the internet & security have been scarily spot on. He coined the term “Electronic Pearl Harbor” while testifying before Congress in 1991 and showed the world how and why massive identify theft, cyber-espionage, nation-state hacking and cyber-terrorism would be an integral part of our future. He was named the “Civilian Architect of Information Warfare,” by Admiral Tyrrell of the British MoD.
His new book, “Analogue Network Security” is a mathematical, time-based and probabilistic approach to justifiable security. His goal is to provide a first set of tools and methods to “fix security and the internet”, including fake news, spam, phishing, DDoS and more. It will twist your mind.
Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts; Distinguished Fellow: Ponemon Institute; International Security Hall of Fame: ISSA; Top-20 industry pioneers: SC Magazine; Top 25 Most Influential: Security Magazine; Top 5 Security Thinkers: SC Magazine; Power Thinker and one of the 50 most powerful people: Network World; Top Rated (4.85/5) RSA Speaker; Top Rated Webinar: 4.56 (ISC2); .001% Top Influencer RSAC-2019; Author: Pearl Harbor Dot Com (Die Hard IV), 3 volumes of “Information Warfare,” “CyberShock”, “Internet and Computer Ethics for Kids”, “Time Based Security” (More on his web site.)
Executive Producer: “Hackers Are People Too”.
A globally recognized software security expert, Dan Cornell has over 20 years of experience architecting, developing and securing software systems. As a CISO Advisor at Coalfire, Dan works with customers and industry partners to help solve their challenges in cloud and application security. Prior to its acquisition by Coalfire, Dan was a founder of and the Chief Technology Officer at Denim Group, where he helped Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process.
Cornell is an active member of the development community and a sought-after speaker on topics of application and software security, speaking at international conferences including RSA Security Conference, OWASP AppSec USA and EU, TEDx, and Black Hat CISO Forum. He holds three patents in the area of software security.
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.
Jimmy Sanders, Head of Information security at Netflix DVD. Jimmy has spent his career creating holistic and innovative security program as well as learning security ideas from some of the industries brightest minds. In addition to his duties at DVD.com, Jimmy currently serves as the San Francisco Bay Area chapter president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) since 2014. He is also on the ISSA International Board of Directors, a Board Member for the ISSA Education Foundation, a Board member of the Information Security Leaders Foundation (ISLF), and a member of the Office of the CIO. Furthermore, he has been a keynote speaker at BlackHat, RSA, SecureWorld, InfoSec World as well as other notable events.
Prior to DVD.com, Jimmy Sanders has also held key roles at organizations that include Samsung, Fiserv, and SAP. He is a Cyber Security Committee advisor for Merritt College, Ohlone College as well as on advisory board for other colleges and non-profits. Jimmy Sanders maintains the certifications of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk Information and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM). He holds degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University.
Jeff Crume is a Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and CTO for IBM Security Americas with 39 years’ experience in the IT industry. He has a PhD in Cybersecurity and serves as an Adjunct Professor at NC State University. Jeff is the author of a book entitled “Inside Internet Security: What Hackers Don’t Want You To Know” as well as a contributing author to the “Information Security Management Handbook.” He is a member of the inaugural class of the NC State University Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame where he has served on the school’s Strategic Advisory Board. He also serves on the editorial board for the “Information and Computer Security” research journal and is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He holds CISSP and ISSAP professional IT Security certifications as well as Distinguished Chief IT Architect credentials from The Open Group. Jeff lived in Beijing on assignment in 2006 and has worked with clients in 50 countries.
Erin joined the Company in July 2021 as the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Alliances. In this role, Erin draws from her 25-year career serving as a transformational leader guiding organizational change as well as an Executive Leadership Coach developing other leaders. Erin is responsible for the development and implementation of Mandiant strategy, along with key alliances.
Prior to Mandiant, Erin was a top-ranking FBI executive driving federal cyber response strategies and operations in partnership with the private sector. This includes co-authoring and implementing the FBI’s first integrated strategy for Cyber, Counterterrorism, and Counterintelligence as well as implementing strategic and tactical cyber operations adopted by the National Security Council and executed in collaboration with Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities and allied nations. Erin was an FBI Special Agent and leader in four FBI Field Offices and five divisions at FBI Headquarters where she worked closely with other federal, state, local, and international governments. She led the FBI’s work with Fusion Centers, IACP, Major City Chiefs, and Major County Sheriffs. Her career highlights include large scale crisis management and trial work related to the Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, attacks against US Embassies, nation state cyber attacks against US critical infrastructure, threats following Covid-19, and threats to US elections.
During her six years in the FBI’s Senior Executive Service, Erin recently served in the Office of Private Sector where she improved intelligence sharing and threat preparedness with Fortune 500 company C-suite executives, and U.S. and foreign government counterparts. As a Section Chief and Deputy Assistant Director in the FBI’s Cyber Division, her efforts to counter cyber adversaries included directing synchronized actions with numerous global partner countries. As Director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, Erin delivered the current, common threat picture across government.
Erin is the Executive Sponsor for Elevate, an initiative supporting women leaders in cyber. She serves on advisory boards for risk groups, CyberSAT, and a venture capital company; is an adjunct at George Mason law school and the National Intelligence University; and joined NSI as a fellow. She received her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Illinois, and she completed Executive Programs at the Naval Post Graduate School, Carnegie Mellon University, Kellogg School of Business, Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business, and the University of Southern California. She holds cyber security certifications, is a licensed attorney in Texas, and lives with her family in Northern Virginia.
Courtney H. Jackson, MSISA, CISSP, CISM, CEH, CHFI is the Founder and CEO of Paragon Cyber Solutions, LLC, an 8(a), woman, minority, veteran-owned, HUBZone certified Tampa, Florida-based small business specializing in information security and assurance.
Ms. Jackson has more than 20 years of certified hands-on experience in Information Technology and security, encompassing both executive leadership and entrepreneurship. Through her work, she helps government agencies and private companies to protect the integrity of their business operations throug specialized cyber security and risk management solutions.
Ms. Jackson got her start in Information Technology during her tenure in the U.S. Navy. After completing her military service, she took at entry-level position as an IT Help Desk Representative, impressively working her way up to the C-Suite in a span of a career before exiting the Corporate space to pursue her entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. Courtney’s unique journey has positioned her to mentor women in male-dominated industries by helping them shatter the glass ceiling that stands in the way of their career advancement to executive leadership roles.
Ms. Jackson is the recipient of the 2022 Cybersecurity Woman Entrepreneur of the year award. She serves on the Board of Directors as the Programming Chair for the Women in Defense Greater Tampa Bay and the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Florida Affiliate Board. She is also a member of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) and a fellow of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), a not-for-profit organization providing cyber warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the U.S. Government, U.S. Military, commercial interests, and international partners.
Shawn Anderson is the CTO and Managing Director at Boston Meridian. Shawn has over 25 years of experience in networking, cyber security, public speaking, systems engineering, and cloud computing. He is a former Marine who started working computer related investigations for the military. Throughout his career he has worked as a security analyst, engineer, security manager, Chief Information Security Officer, and Security Advisor.
Prior to Boston Meridian, Shawn was an Executive Security Advisor at Microsoft advising fortune 1000 companies on security, architecture design around zero trust, and cloud security solutions. He has helped guide customers, partners, and security providers in how to approach deployment, design, and implementation of security across their organizations. Shawn has also served as the CISO for both Raytheon’s Intelligence business and Babcock and Wilcox.
With his depth of experience, knowledge, and management capabilities he will lead Boston Meridians technology partnerships, security advisory services, and working to drive collaboration with industry partners. He is available immediately for discussions, executive briefings, and speaking engagements.
Shawn holds a BS in Computer Networking from Strayer University and a M.S. in IT Systems Management from the George Washington University. He also holds current CISSP and PMP certifications.
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Jerry Hoff is the Group Senior Security Architect for NTT Holdings, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.
Previous to NTT, Jerry was the head of security and executive information security officer for Sony, heading up and overseeing the security programs for both Sony Electronics and Sony Semiconductor lines of business.
Jerry has over 25 years of technical experience, 16 of which has been spent primarily focused on information security.
He holds a Masters degree in computer science from Washington University in Saint Louis, and currently lives in Austin Texas.
Fortune 500 Information Security Manager with 25 years working across industries in the US, Europe and Asia. Certificated in CISSP, CISM, CCSK (Cloud Security). Facilitated CISM certification exam prep workshops since the CISM inception 2005 to 2018 for ISACA Phoenix. Published book “Women in Security, Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation”. Cybersecurity consultant, writer and speaker/trainer. Director on the Board for Information Systems Security Association. Distinguished Fellow for ISSA. Founder of the local Cloud Security Alliance Chapter.
Linda Comerford, Assistant Vice President, Cyber Services and Incident Response, joined AmTrust in January 2022. She manages vendor relationships, and collaborates with the insured, privacy counsel, forensic firm and notification vendors to ensure superior cyber claim service throughout each critical stage of the incident response process.
Joe Vadakkan is EVP of Engineering and Sales with LightStream, for cloud and security platform strategy and market development. Previously he was Global Strategic Services leader of innovation and incubation with Optiv, and also the Global Head of Cloud Security. Joe shares 23 years as an executive leader and a technologist in global infrastructure & security products and services, supporting Fortune 100, top 5 industry organizations and startups. He is President of the Cloud Security Alliance Southwest Chapter.
Matt Clark, Senior Cloud Security Engineer with Netskope. In depth experience with the cloud, the network infrastructure, and cybersecurity. Previously a National Channel Engineering Lead with Palo Alto Networks, Sales Engineer for the Western US & Canada with Tenable Network Security, Senior Sales Engineer with Fishnet Security, IT Infrastructure Manager, IT Engineer and Network Specialist with Pinal County. President of the ISSA Phoenix Chapter. Past President and a founding team member for the Cloud Security Alliance Southwest Chapter.
Dean is Senior Director at Supply Wisdom, an always-on monitoring solution helping companies stay ahead of supply chain disruptions.
Supply Wisdom is a patented, award-winning solution known for its innovation, most recently being recognized as the winner of the “Innovative Solution in Third Party Management” award by the Sourcing Industry Group.
Prior to joining Supply Wisdom, Dean was Senior Vice President at Shared Assessments, a member driven organization delivering secure and resilient third-party partnerships and solutions, and the creator of the widely used SIG (Standardized Information Gathering) questionnaire. Dean holds a Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) designation.
Kate has been an active thought leader in Security & Advanced Network Technologies for over 20 years. She has two main passions in life: bleeding-edge technology that helps secure our world, and developing world-class people and companies.
Early in her career, she had been given the opportunity to work with and lead some of the most innovative technologies that have shaped our industries and had access to the ingenious minds that have changed our world. She led some of the industry’s first projects in DDOS, Ethernet as a network (CPA), SaaS and IaaS, and was on the front line with some of the earliest attacks against the financial services markets.
Kate has purposely executed multiple roles across her career from CISO, CEO, Board of Director, Advisor, strategic business development / alliances, and leading sales and engineering teams. She has worked for companies including vArmour, Senseon, BT Group plc, Verizon, and Wandera. The culmination of her experience ensures Kate always brings expertise and a fresh perspective on emerging trends within cybersecurity. In addition, Kate has served for a number of years as a Cyber Advisor for the UK Government, representing their interests, and advising UK Government sponsored startups in missions across the US, UK and Latin America.
Kate is a trusted advisor in the industry, and holds positions on several boards including Redshield and Cybermainacs She is currently an Advisory Board Member for vArmour, Senseon, rThreat, and Net Thunder. She was also recently appointed to the IEEE steering committee for Cyber Security, and collaborates regularly with both ISSA & WSTA.
In addition to professional endeavors, Kate loves to give back to her community. She is active in a number of STEM initiatives including CORNCON, the Docent Group and the University of California, Berkeley. Kate also spends time as a volleyball coach at her children’s school.