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Richard Burr

Richard Burr

U.S. Senator

First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Richard served five terms in the House and is currently serving North Carolina in his second term in the U.S. Senate. He is a vocal advocate for our men and women in the military and their families, and for the growing population of veterans across North Carolina. In the Senate, Richard serves as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he puts the security of the American people first, while providing rigorous oversight of our intelligence community. He also sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Finance Committee. The son of a minister, Richard and his family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina when he was a young child. After graduating from Wake Forest University, he began his career far from the halls of Congress by spending seventeen years in business with Carswell Distributing, a wholesale commercial products company. He also serves as a Board Member of Brenner Children’s Hospital and on the West Point Board of Visitors. Richard and his wife, Brooke, have two sons.

Ira Winkler

Ira Winkler

President | Secure Mentem

Ira Winkler, CISSP is President of Secure Mentem and co-host of The Irari Report (www.irarireport.com). He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader. Ira is also author of the riveting, entertaining, and educational books, Spies Among Us and Zen and the Art of Information Security. He is also a columnist for ComputerWorld, and writes for several other industry publications. Mr. Winkler has been a keynote speaker at almost every major information security related event, on 6 continetnts, and has keynoted events in many diverse industries. He is frequently ranked among, if not the, top speakers at the events. Mr. Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He moved onto support other US and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he went on to serve as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group, Chief Security Strategist at HP Consulting, and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association. He was also on the Graduate and Undergraduate faculties of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Mr. Winkler was recently elected the International President of the Information Systems Security Association, which is a 10,000+ member professional association. Mr. Winkler has also written the book Corporate Espionage, which has been described as the bible of the Information Security field, and the bestselling Through the Eyes of the Enemy. Both books address the threats that companies face protecting their information. He has also written hundreds of professional and trade articles. He has been featured and frequently appears on TV on every continent. He has also been featured in magazines and newspapers including Forbes, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Planet Internet, and Business 2.0.

Ehab Al-Shaer

Ehab Al-Shaer

Professor and Director of the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability Center (CyberDNA) and the Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation UNC Charlotte’s Department of Software and Information Systems

Ehab Al-Shaer, Ph.D., recently received the IBM Faculty Award, which is a competitive worldwide program offered by IBM to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development, and services organizations to promote courseware and curriculum innovations that are strategic to IBM. His primary research areas are network security, security management, fault diagnosis, and network assurability. Prof. Al-Shaer has edited/co-edited more than 10 books and book chapters, and published about 100 refereed journals and conferences papers in his area.

Kunal Anand

Kunal Anand

CTO | Prevoty

Kunal Anand is the co-founder and CTO of Prevoty, a next-generation application security platform. Prior to that, he was the Director of Technology at the BBC Worldwide, overseeing engineering and operations across the company’s global Digital Entertainment and Gaming initiatives. Kunal also has several years of experience leading security, data, and engineering at Gravity, MySpace, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine and Fast Company. He continues to develop the patented security technologies that power Prevoty’s core products. Kunal received a B.S. from Babson College.

Thomas Bartolomeo

Thomas Bartolomeo

Senior Vice President | Wells Fargo

Tom Bartolomeo is the Group Technology Manager for Wells Fargo Cyber Security Defense and Monitoring Group. In this role, Tom leads global, enterprise-wide efforts to reduce Wells Fargo’s exposure to cyber-attacks through monitoring, analysis, and ongoing assessment of the security threat landscape. Tom rejoined Wells Fargo in April of 2015 and was previously the Chief Information Security Officer for First Citizens Bank in Raleigh, North Carolina where he was responsible for the oversight, implementation, and continuous improvement of all aspects of the enterprise information security program. Prior to First Citizens, Tom spent 17 years at Wells Fargo/Wachovia/First Union where he held the role of Director of Information Security Technology during the Wells Fargo acquisition of Wachovia and director of Corporate Information Security Strategy, Architecture, and Threat Intelligence for Wachovia, prior to the merger. Tom holds an MBA in corporate finance from Adelphi University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/marketing and economics from State University of New York. He holds several information security certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise (CGEIT).

Philip Bridgeman

Philip Bridgeman

Senor Manager Samsung Business Services | Samsung Electronics America

Philip Bridgeman leads the Samsung Business Mobile Security Architecture team focusing on mobile security, strategy, and architecture consulting capabilities for enterprise customers. Philip has led a variety of technology strategy, architecture, and product development teams worldwide over the last 20+ years at Fortune 500 financial services companies including, Bank of America and HSBC, in roles that took him across Europe, Asia, and the US. He has extensive experience in developing innovative and secure solutions to complex business and technology challenges across a wide-range of technology domains; including mobile and wireless, remote access, unified communications and collaboration, and emerging network technologies.

Roger Callahan

Roger Callahan

Managing Director | Information Assurance Advisory, LLC

Roger Callahan has over 45 years of prior experience spanning executive management and engineering responsibilities within both the National Security community and the Financial Services industry. He served as the Director for Information Assurance in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (1995-1998). At Bank of America (1998-2008) he was a Senior Vice President within the Corporate Information Security Organization and was responsible for developing the Bank of America information security policy and program foundations. During both his government and private sector careers, he served as an advisor to the Department of Defense’s, Defense Science Board on the subject of Defensive Information Warfare and also to a variety of financial industry, congressional, and GAO advisory efforts dealing with cyber security.

Colin Courtney

Colin Courtney

Senior Software Engineer | MITRE Corporation

Colin has a B.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA), and has worked for MITRE for more than 5 years primarily as an Android and embedded systems developer.

Brian Done

Brian Done

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Mr. Done has over fifteen years of diverse experience supporting the U.S. Government, since moving to the Washington, DC area in 1997. He was previously a member on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), representing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and national interests. Mr. Done has been fortunate to hold positions in the U.S. Army; technical and program director positions with a USG contractor supporting many government clients across the Federal Civilian USG, Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, State and Local Government, as well as the U.S. Critical Infrastructure; and key positions as a Federal Civilian employee. He is currently a coordinator and advisor at the DHS, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), and Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). CS&C is responsible for enhancing the security, resilience, and reliability of the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. Mr. Done is the CS&C Chief Architect and works in the immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary, supporting the CS&C Chief Technology Officer, as well as other key executives.

Todd Ellison

Todd Ellison

VeriStor Systems

Todd Ellison is a 20 year veteran in the computer networking industry. As the Practice Lead for Networking at VeriStor, he works with organizations to design and implement cutting edge network designs and prepare for the next generation of networking. He is an expert in SDN/NFV and traditional/hybrid network architectures and has evangelized SDN across the Southeast US for the last several years.

Craig Froelich

Craig Froelich

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) | Bank of America

Craig Froelich is Chief Information Security Officer for Bank of America. He leads the team that is responsible for the firm’s customers, clients, and employees from cyber risks and threats. During his tenure at Bank of America, Froelich has led the company’s security technology, operations, insider threat, and information protection programs. Prior to the merger with Bank of America, Craig was Senior Vice President at Countrywide Financial, responsible for the company’s cyber security technology, performance systems, crisis management, and security operations. Craig has held executive management roles at consulting and managed security service organizations and has more than ten years experience in product management and application development for software and hardware companies, along with technology service providers. Craig serves on the board of directors as Vice Chairman for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the executive committee of the Financial Services Roundtable - BITS. Previously he held positions on the executive committee for the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), the board of directors of MAAWG and GuardSight, and was the financial services sector representative for the Department of Homeland Security Cross Sector Cyber Security Working Group (CSCSWG). He has filed for seven information security patents and has active security clearance with the US Government. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC after recently moving from Los Angeles, CA.

Brian Garrett

Brian Garrett

Principal Domain Specialist, Cyber Analytics Research and Development | SAS Institute

Brian is a Principal Domain Specialist with the Cyber Analytics Research and Development team at SAS. With more than 25 years in analytics and IT architecture, Brian has worked on big data projects around the world. Prior to joining SAS, Brian was the Chief Technical Officer of Mustard Tree Instruments, developing an analytical and computing platform for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Brian holds a B.S. in Statistics from NC State and a M.S. in Information Systems from The George Washington University.

Christofer Hoff Senior

Christofer Hoff

Senior Vice President; Business Executive – Technology | Bank of America

Chris Hoff leads the Global Information Security Cyber Security Technology team, responsible for innovation and architecture, engineering, development, deployment, maintenance, and support of information technology security controls. He reports to Chief Information Security Officer Craig Froelich. Prior to joining Bank of America in June 2015, Chris served as the Security Chief Technology Officer for Juniper Network’s security, switching, and solutions business unit. Chris has held similar positions at Cisco, Unisys, and Crossbeam Systems, specializing in network security, engineering, and architecture with a focus on emerging technology and disruptive innovation (such as virtualization and cloud computing). In addition to his professional leadership responsibilities, Chris takes an active role in engaging children in the impact of technology on society and culture. Chris is a founding member of and technical advisor to the Cloud Security Alliance and the founder of HacKid, an interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) conference for parents and kids from diverse backgrounds. In 2010, he was named a Security MVP by Microsoft and was twice nominated for Information Security Executive of the Year. A native of New Zealand, Chris attended the University of California at Berkley where he studied electrical engineering and computer science. He has more than 20 years of experience in network and information security, architecture, engineering, operations, and management. Chris is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Todd Inskeep

Todd Inskeep

Principal, Commercial Consulting | Booz Allen Hamilton

Mr. Inskeep has over twenty years of security, strategy, and financial services leadership experience. He's a Principal in the Commercial HRMO team at Booz Allen, returning after leading Samsung's Business Services Mobile Security Assessment practice. Previously, he led commercial strategy and security assessments as a Senior Associate at Booz Allen. His experience includes leading Bank of America’s consumer Authentication, Customer Protection, and Social Spaces team, exploring the future of consumer security experiences and fighting fraud. Mr. Inskeep’s innovation and InfoSec experience has led to patent applications, and work at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Banking. Mr. Inskeep started his career in the Information Security group of the National Security Agency. He has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence.

Steven King

Steven King, Ph.D.

Deputy Director Cyber Technologies Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering)

Dr. King is the Deputy Director for Cyber Technology in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering) (ASD(R&E)). His responsibilities include coordination of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science & Technology (S&T) investments in Cyber Security, Information Assurance (IA), and Cyber Operations, as well as interagency S&T coordination/collaboration, international collaboration, and managing the ASD(R&E)’s cyber applied research program. He also manages numerous Cyber Small Business Innovation Research projects and Cyber Transition to Practice funds. Dr. King served as Acting Director for Information Systems and Cyber Security in ASD(R&E) for most of the past year.

Dr. King is leading an effort to accelerate innovative cyber research and development to build cyber capabilities particularly for the cyber mission force under the new DoD Cyber Strategy. He chaired the Cyber S&T Priority Steering Council, which developed the first Cyber S&T Roadmap for the Department. He led efforts to create major new Cyber Security S&T Initiatives within DOD including new ASD(R&E) research activities and major new funding at Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA). He led studies in support of the Cyber Investment Management Board, the Guidance for the Development of the Force (GDF), and the National Military Strategy for Cyber Operations, which resulted in new research initiatives on Cyber Conflict Defense. In 2001 he helped initiate a $80M university research initiative for cyber security which results in hundreds of new Masters and Doctoral graduates in the field. He represents the DoD research community in numerous interagency and international forums.

Dr. King was trained as a research physicist specializing in basic and applied nuclear radiation detection, nuclear environmental studies and nuclear spectroscopy. He earned a B.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in nuclear physics, both from Duke University. His career included stints as a senior scientist at Technicare in medical imaging, as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, and as a program manager within the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission under Vice President Gore and Prime Minister Chernomyrdin. Dr. King was the first Director of the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI), which was created to explore ways to engage the Venture Capital community to identify and enable rapid insertion of emerging technology into DOD. He is the recipient of the DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Award and the first DOD CIO Information Assurance Award. He has published 37 refereed papers and edited/sponsored several books on DoD Information Security research.

Randall Laudermilk

Randall Laudermilk

Director, Product Management | SAINT Corporation

Randall Laudermilk is the Director of Product Management at SAINT Corporation responsible for all aspects of the vision, roadmap, and delivery of all products within the SAINT portfolio, as well as contributing to business development, establishing strategic alliances and technical partnerships. As Director, Randall drives the product initiatives in various industry verticals. In recent years, as the cyber security threats have evolved, these initiatives have particular interest to the healthcare community, as well as the payment card industry, energy sector, and financial community. Randall has an extensive background in the information technology field, providing software product and professional service solutions to both the federal government and private sector for over 25 years. Randall served in the U.S. Air Force, completed professional studies at the Performance Institute and Project Management Institute, and earned an M.S. in Information Systems from Marymount University. Randall is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and a member of the Scrum Alliance and Project Management Institute.

Mihir Maniar

Mihir Maniar

VP, Security Business and Strategy | Juniper Networks

Mihir Maniar is Vice President of Security Products and Strategy at Juniper and joined in April 2015. In this role, Mihir is responsible for driving business growth on the SRX portfolio, virtualization and cloud security services, and the Security management/orchestration systems. Mihir is a seasoned business and technology leader and prior to joining Juniper he was at Cisco for 16 years in various Executive management roles with most recently being the Senior Director of Product Management/Marketing for the Network Software group. Mihir was responsible for Cisco's Software Strategy across Datacenter/Cloud, Enterprise, Service Provider Business Groups, L4-L7 network services and SDN contributing to $20B+ in annual revenue. Mihir is a big-picture, results-proven leader focused on building high-performance teams and transforming market disruption as well as customer issues into highly successful, profitable products. Mihir has lead diverse multibillion-dollar product groups at Cisco with #1 or #2 market share dominance from infancy to success. Previous to Cisco, Mihir was at Zeitnet, an early stage tier-1 VC funded startup with a successful acquisition exit.

John Melton

John Melton

Principal Application Security Researcher | WhiteHat Security

John is currently a principal application security researcher working on SAST at WhiteHat Security. His previous positions have been focused on secure software engineering, in the financial and defense sectors.

Pete Murphy

Pete Murphy

CIO | Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

Pete Murphy joined Cardinal Innovations in 2011 as Chief Information Officer. He currently serves as Executive Vice President CIO and is responsible for all aspects of information technology delivery, technology operational risk management, information security and resiliency, and the Enterprise Project Management Office. In 2014, the Charlotte Business Journal honored Murphy as CIO of the Year in the government/non-profit category. Before joining Cardinal Innovations, Murphy developed technology and operations management experience in domestic and global Fortune 500 companies within the financial services industry. At TIAA-CREF, he served in both Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles and also as a Director of the TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company. Murphy also held senior management positions with Bank of America and Regions Financial. He is a patent co-inventor in the area of technology risk and control assessment. Outside of Cardinal Innovations, Murphy serves on advisory boards for the Health Informatics Technology program at UNC Charlotte, Computer Information Systems Department at Appalachian State University, IT-oLogy Charlotte Executive Council, and Learning Help Centers of Charlotte.

Rodney Petersen

Rodney Petersen

Lead, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Computer Security Division | The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Rodney Petersen is the lead for the National Initiative for Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security 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 degree 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.

Joe Portner

Joe Portner

Senior Software Engineer | MITRE Corporation

Joe has been conducting security research and development for four years, specializing in mobile security and software assurance. As a senior software engineer at the MITRE Corporation, Joe has worked on numerous federal government and Department of Defense efforts. He has also contributed to the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) that is developed by MITRE and sponsored by US-CERT. Joe holds a master's degree in Information Technology, a graduate certificate in Information Security & Privacy, and a bachelor's degree in Software and Information Systems, all from UNC Charlotte.

Stephen Strait

Stephen Strait

Information Security Engineer | Wells Fargo

   

Maurice Uenuma

Maurice Uenuma

Vice President | Center for Internet Security

Maurice Uenuma is Vice President for Business Development at the Center for Internet Security. In this role, he is responsible for initiatives to extend and expand the organization’s impact, and to develop guidelines for cyber security workforce management across public and commercial sectors. Maurice was formerly with Dell, where he led global, cross-functional teams to establish sales intelligence and decision support capabilities for the $8+Billion IT services business, led the market development team for a $900+Million regional business, and served as the operations lead for strategic sales, applying sales best practices to the largest contract pursuits worldwide. Prior to Dell, he was with Perot Systems as a strategist on the enterprise planning group, where he facilitated strategic planning at the corporate and business unit levels. Maurice was also an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and was selected, trained, and qualified as a reconnaissance/special operations officer, leading an elite unit of specially-trained Marines conducting sensitive, high-risk operations. Maurice graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy and holds a Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University. He is also a GIAC-certified Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional.