Jared Atkinson

Hunt Capability Lead, Adaptive Threat Division, Veris Group

Jared Atkinson is the Hunt Capability Lead with Veris Group’s Adaptive Threat Division and is an Adjunct Lecturer in Utica College’s M.S. in Cybersecurity program. Before working for Veris Group, Mr. Atkinson spent 4 years leading incident response missions for the U.S. Air Force Hunt Team, detecting and removing Advanced Persistent Threats on Air Force and DoD networks. Passionate about PowerShell and the Open Source community, Mr. Atkinson is the lead developer of the PowerForensics project, an open source forensics framework for PowerShell, and maintains a DFIR focused blog.

Ann Barron-DiCamillo

Director, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), DHS

Ann Barron-DiCamillo leads DHS’s efforts to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks. Arriving at DHS in October 2012, Barron-DiCamillo served initially with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), where she led the Program Development and Capabilities Integration branch.

Prior to joining DHS, Barron-DiCamillo spent four years with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, MD. She held positions as the Chief of the Capabilities and Control Branch and the Chief Engineer of the Enclave Host Security Division. She was also responsible for ensuring that solutions provided for and incorporated protection, detection, diagnosis, and reaction capabilities into Department of Defense (DOD) information and information systems.


Paul Beckman

CISO, Headquarter Component, Office of the CIO, DHS

Paul Beckman joined DHS as the Headquarter Component’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) within the Office of the CIO (OCIO) in November, 2005.  He also serves as the Director of the Risk Management Division where he oversees several branches, most prominently:  Information Security, Communications Security (COMSEC), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and the Configuration Management Branch.  Prior to his assignment at DHS, Mr. Beckman spent five years working for the DoD at the Pentagon, as the Network Infrastructure Division’s Information Assurance Manager.  There he reported directly to the Director of Network Infrastructure on all security issues and concerns with respect to the Pentagon’s Backbone and Core Infrastructure. 



Robert Bigman

President, 2BSecure
(Former CISO, CIA)

Robert Bigman is an independent cyber security consultant and president of 2BSecure. He works with Governments and Fortune 50 corporations to help them build productive information security programs and resist sophisticated nation-state and cyber criminal penetration efforts. He retired from Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), after serving a thirty year career. As the Agency CISO for 15 years, Mr. Bigman managed a large organization of technical and program officers responsible for the protection of all Agency information. His responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing and network defense/response.

Jon Callas

CTO & Co-Founder,
Silent Circle

Jon Callas is a prolific inventor, cryptographer, and entrepreneur. Mr. Callas has a long history with computer security and has authored several Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards, including OpenPGP, DKIM, and ZRTP. His security products have won major innovation awards.Before Silent Circle, Mr. Callas co-founded PGP Corporation, which specializes in email and data encryption software. More recently, Mr. Callas served as an operating system security expert for Apple, where he developed and designed Apple’s Whole Disk Encryption. Mr. Callas has held leadership functions including CTO and CSO at a variety of other corporations such as Entrust, Wave Systems Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.



Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon

Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command

Lt. Gen. Cardon was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1982. LTG Cardon has commanded at every level from company through division. Prior to assuming command of the United States Army Cyber Command, he was the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division based in South Korea. His education includes a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy and two Master’s Degrees - one from the National War College and the other from the United States Naval Command and Staff College, both in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Michael Cassidy

Cybersecurity Architect, Department of Justice

Michael Cassidy is a Cybersecurity Architect within the Department of Justice focusing on providing architectural guidance and security direction across the organization with over 20 plus years’ experience in the Federal and private sector. Mr. Cassidy has helped provide detailed security guidance with a focus on the Mobility and Cloud computing solutions. Mr. Cassidy has worked closely with other agencies in the Cloud and Mobile security space on various task forces, committees and tiger teams to help promote knowledge sharing across Federal Agencies.

Francis Cianfrocca

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bayshore Networks, Inc.

Francis Cianfrocca is the inventor of the Bayshore cybersecurity platforms.  He guides Bayshore’s technology vision, provides critical strategic direction, directs our customer relationships, and inspires the executive and technical management teams.
Mr. Cianfrocca holds several issued and pending patents. He is a strong advocate for open source software development. He has created several widely used open projects, including the Ruby Net/LDAP library and the EventMachine high-speed network-event management system. In the 1990s, Mr. Cianfrocca founded Heldenleben Corp., where he developed HeldenPort, the world’s first compiler for a graphical 4GL, and Tempest Software Inc., a venture-backed middleware software company.

Jason Cook

Security Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, BT Global Services

Jason Cook is responsible for sales, portfolio, partners, and operations for security for the Americas. At the same time, he ensures that BT consistently maintains high standards across BT Americas for our own security. Mr. Cook is responsible for delivering solutions for more than 7,000 of BT’s global customers across the company’s lines of business. Mr. Cook most recently served as IT Director for BT Americas, responsible for major account global E2E solutions and service design. Mr. Cook’s twenty-plus years with BT have given him technical and leadership experience in infrastructure, architecture, development and extensive experience working with vendors.

John Cook

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), UK Ministry of Defence

John Cook is responsible for providing the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD)’s ICT technical assurance and information security. He chairs the UK National Information Assurance Research Oversight Board and is the former Director of the pan Government Information Assurance Technical Programme (IATP). An engineer, security consultant and auditor by background, with experience in the public and private sectors, John set up the pan Government Information Risk Management mechanisms, including the Office of the Government Senior Information Risk Owner. He was previously the advisor to the MOD Chief Information Officer, a role that forged his links to industry and academia.

Simon Crosby

Co-Founder and CTO, Bromium

Simon Crosby is a co-founder and CTO of Bromium Inc, a company leveraging hardware virtualization to transform platform security. Previously Mr. Crosby was CTO, Data Center & Cloud at Citrix Systems, which acquired XenSource, where he was co-founder and CTO. Earlier on he was a Principal Engineer at Intel, and founder & CTO of CPlane Inc. Mr. Crosby is author of 40 research papers and patents.

Michael Daniel

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House

Michael Daniel leads the interagency development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy, and he oversees agencies’ implementation of those policies. Mr. Daniel also ensures that the federal government is effectively partnering with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations. Prior to coming to the National Security Staff, Mr. Daniel served for 17 years with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mr. Daniel played a key role in shaping intelligence budgets, improving the management of the Intelligence Community (IC), and resolving major IC policy issues including cybersecurity, counterterrorism spending, and information sharing and safeguarding.

Anthony Di Bello

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software

As Director of Strategic Partnerships at Guidance Software, Anthony Di Bello is responsible for building and delivering whole solutions around endpoint analytics, incident response, and eDiscovery via strategic relationships with technology vendors in adjacent markets. Prior to his role as Strategic Partnerships manager, Mr. Di Bello was responsible for the direction and marketing of Guidance Software product lines focused on compliance and incident response for Fortune 500 and government. Before coming to Guidance Software, Mr. Di Bello spent seven years with Towers Watson, a global professional services firm specializing in risk and financial management.

Curtis Dukes

Director, Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), NSA

Prior to his current assignment, Curtis Dukes was the Director of the NSA/CSS Commercial Solutions Center (NCSC). As the Agency’s portal to the commercial world, the NCSC leveraged industry relationships, while partnering with foreign, Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense, to address the strategic needs of the NSA/CSS and the National Security community. In December 2004, he became Chief of the Systems and Network Analysis Center. Mr. Dukes’ technical workforce performed security analysis of emerging network technologies, conducted security testing of commercial solutions, led the exploration and development of countermeasures, and shared security analysis information among Information Assurance and Information Operations analysts.

Marty Edwards

Assistant Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and Director, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), Department of Homeland Security

Marty Edwards is the Director of the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an operational division of the department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)

ICS-CERT works to reduce industrial control system risks within and across all critical infrastructure and key resource sectors by coordinating efforts among federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as industrial control systems owners, operators and vendors. In collaboration with the other NCCIC components the ICS-CERT responds to and analyzes control systems related incidents, conducts vulnerability and malware analysis, and shares and coordinates vulnerability information and threat analysis through products and alerts.

Dr. Aaron Ferguson

Deputy Technical Director, Fusion, Analysis, and Mitigations (FAM), Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), NSA

Dr. Aaron Ferguson has held several technical leadership positions at NSA over the last 17 years. Currently, he is responsible for providing technical leadership to FAM missions that include analytics, systems and technology analysis, and mitigations. Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Ferguson was the Technical Director of the Joint Mitigations Strategy Planning Division at NSA where he directed technical development and deployment of cyber mitigation strategies and plans. In 2011, he was selected to be the Technical Director for the Analytic Tradecraft Office in the Information Assurance Directorate. His areas of expertise include Deep Learning, Machine learning, and Big Data Analytics.

Richard "Dickie" George

Senior Advisor for Cyber Security,  Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Richard M. (Dickie) George works at the Applied Physics Laboratory, on a number of projects sponsored by the US Government and provides oversight on additional efforts. Prior to joining APL, he worked at the National Security Agency as a mathematician from 1970 until his retirement in 2011. While at NSA, Mr. George wrote more than 125 peer-reviewed technical papers on cryptomathematical subjects, ranging from new mathematical methods for attacking cryptographic algorithms, to security evaluations of complex systems. He served as the Technical Director of the Information Assurance Directorate for eight years until his retirement.

Richard Hale

Deputy CIO, Cyber Security, Department of Defense

Richard Hale acts as the department’s Chief Information Security Officer. Mr. Hale 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. He previously served as the Chief Information Assurance Executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this position he oversaw all information assurance activities at DISA. These included development of DoD-wide cyber security standards, development and operation of the department’s shared cyber defenses, development of DoD’s overall layered defense approach and the hardening and defense of the DISA managed part of the DoD’s information infrastructure.

Terry Halvorsen

Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

Terry Halvorsen became the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer in March 2015. Prior to that, he was the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer. As DoD CIO, Mr. Halvorsen is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications. He provides strategy, leadership, and guidance to create a unified information management and technology vision for the Department and to ensure the delivery of information technology-based capabilities required to support the broad set of Department missions.

Jack Harrington

VP, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon Company

Jack Harrington leads the Cybersecurity and Special Missions (CSM) business that provides cybersecurity and advanced intelligence solutions that strengthen critical infrastructures, information systems and missions worldwide. As the head of Raytheon's global cyber business, Mr. Harrington's team has worked on the toughest and most complex cyber challenges for the U.S. government, the commercial sector and foreign governments, including cyber network defense, nation-level cyber strategy and critical infrastructure protection. Mr. Harrington’s extensive career has been devoted to advancing the cybersecurity and technology development in defense, where he has more than 25 years of experience providing advanced technology engineering solutions across a wide range of domains, such as command and control, sensor systems, modeling and simulation, cybersecurity and big data analytics.

General Michael Hayden

Principal, The Chertoff Group, (Former Director of the NSA and CIA)

At Chertoff Group, General Michael Hayden uses his broad geographic and political knowledge to brief clients on intelligence matters worldwide – including developments in cybersecurity – that may affect their businesses. “The best defense is knowing what your enemies are up to, before they know you know it. For today’s CEOs,” he adds, “there is also the challenge of figuring out who and where your enemies are.”

Prior to joining Chertoff Group, General Hayden was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the US.

John "Chris" Inglis

Distinguished Visiting Professor in Cyber Security Studies, U.S. Naval Academy, (Former Deputy Director of the NSA)

Chris Inglis retired from the Department of Defense in January 2014 following over 41 years of federal service, including 28 years at NSA and seven and a half years as its senior civilian and Deputy Director. Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science. He 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. Mr. Inglis’ military career includes over 30 years of service in the US Air Force — nine years on active duty and twenty one years in the Air National Guard — from which he retired as a Brigadier General in 2006.

Michael Johnson

CIO, US. Dept. of Energy

Accountable to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, Michael Johnson is responsible for leading the Department of Energy’s enterprise information management and technology, to include strategy, policy and standards; management, governance and oversight; information management and technology budget planning; and operations. Mr. Johnson is also responsible for cyber leadership and coordination across the extended DOE enterprise including cyber strategy and implementation. Mr. Johnson plays a crucial role in advising the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and program offices to help fulfill the Department’s mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

James Kargman

Founder, Secure Vector LLC

James Kargman is the founder of National Systems Corporation (1973) and Secure Vector LLC. NSC has developed large scale systems for AT&T, Domino’s, Hachette, and Pizza Hut that have served hundreds of millions of consumers in 12 countries and 4 languages. NSC was one of the first companies to be certified under the Payment Card Industry security standards in 2006, and their PCI certified datacenters have working relationships with the top vendors in the computer security industry. He is the inventor of several patents including 2 related to process isolation, a computer security technology that is at the core of SecureVector’s new VectorShield browser security product.

Dr. James Kilbride

Director of Technology, Cyber Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Dr. Kilbride leads the Cyber Systems line of business (LoB) strategic technology focus in support of customer’s mission requirements in the cyber domain. The Cyber Systems LoB delivers comprehensive cybersecurity mission solutions to defend large enterprise and national networks and critical infrastructure for defense, intelligence, homeland security communities and commercial customers.

In 2006 Dr. Kilbride received his doctoral degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He provides subject matter expertise in areas such as cloud, big data, analytics, open architecture, high performance computing and insider threat detection.

Dr. Ian Levy OBE

Technical Director Security Mission, GCHQ, United Kingdom

Dr. Ian Levy is a Technical Director with a wide remit and range of responsibilities at CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance and part of GCHQ.

Kevin Mandia

President, FireEye

As President of FireEye, Kevin Mandia helps organizations prepare for and respond to cyber attacks. His experience gained serving on the front lines of major cyber security incidents is routinely requested by those facing serious cyber security challenges. Prior to serving as FireEye’s President, Mr. Mandia founded Mandiant Corporation and served as CEO for 10 years. As CEO, Mr. Mandia grew a profitable, self-funded organization to approximately 500 employees and over $100M in revenue. FireEye acquired Mandiant for approximately $1 billion. Mr. Mandia began his career in the United States Air Force where he served as a computer security officer and later as a cybercrime investigator.

Dr. Joanne Martin

President, JLM Consulting, LLC (Former CISO, IBM)

Dr. Joanne Martin recently retired as IBM's CISO, and VP for IT Risk. In this role, she was responsible for ensuring IBM's information assets were adequately protected. Her organization developed policy and processes to reduce IT risks globally, managed and responded to incidents, established standards, and guided the implementation of technology to support the enterprise security mission. Previously, as a Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Technology, Dr. Martin was responsible for supporting the development of IBM's technical strategy and for the global technical community. She served on the management team that developed and delivered IBM's first supercomputer, with specific responsibility for the performance measurement and analysis of the system.

Jeffrey Massimilla

Chief Product Cybersecurity Officer, Vehicle and Vehicle Services Cybersecurity, General Motors Company

Jeffrey Massimilla has been responsible since 2014 for leading the team that is developing and implementing protocols and strategies to reduce the risks associated with cybersecurity threats related to the vehicle and vehicle connected services.

Prior to this role, he served as the engineering manager, Next-Generation Infotainment Systems and Integrations. During his time in this role, Massimilla led the development and launch of a fully new vehicle infotainment system.

Joining GM in 2001, as a design release engineer, Massimilla held multiple roles both in electrical and vehicle product program engineering creating solutions for various in-vehicle components.

Dr. Karl S. Mathias

Chief Information Officer, United States Marshals Service

Dr. Karl Mathias is the Chief Information Officer for the United States Marshals Service and the Assistant Director over the Information Technology Division. He is responsible for providing Information Technology services and support to 7,600 U.S. Marshals’ employees, contractors, and task force officers spread across 475 sites within the United States and 8 overseas locations. Dr. Mathias has served as analyst, engineer, and program manager on various systems including the Joint Surveillance System, the NORAD Battle Management System, combat simulations at the Air Force Wargaming Institute, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Enterprise Business System. He was an Assistant Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and a military advisor to the Ministry of Defense and Aviation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Earl Matthews

VP, Enterprise Security Solutions, 
HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, 
Hewlett-Packard Company, (Former Director, Cyberspace Operations, Office of Information Dominance, Office of the CIO, USAF)

Major General (Ret.) Earl D. Matthews leads a team of cybersecurity experts at HP who deliver strategic, end-to-end solutions to help clients anticipate, overcome and reduce security threats and vulnerabilities while achieving their missions. Gen. Matthews’ strengths include his ability to lead large-scale, diverse, global organizations that operate, extend, maintain and defend global networks.

Most recently, General Matthews provided oversight for the Cyberspace Operations and Support Career Field Functional Manager. He led the Air Force in developing cyberspace operations policy, providing IT and National Security System solutions and shaping long-range strategies for management of a portfolio valued in excess of $7B annually.

Stuart McClure

CEO, Cylance

Stuart McClure provides Cylance's approach to threat detection, protection and response. He is responsible for the strategic direction, operational execution, and fiscal investments of the company.   Prior to Cylance, Mr. McClure was Executive Vice President, Worldwide CTO and General Manager of the Management Business Unit for McAfee/Intel where he was in charge of the consumer and corporate security products business. During his tenure at McAfee, Mr. McClure led the office of the CTO as well as a team of security researchers that discovered new vulnerabilities and emerging threats focused on embedded and critical infrastructure devices.

Cheri McGuire

Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation

With more than twenty five years of government and industry experience, Ms. McGuire leads Symantec’s global public policy agenda and government engagement strategy that includes cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection (CIP), and privacy. She currently serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council – one of 16 critical sectors identified by the President and DHS to partner with the government on CIP and cybersecurity. Ms. McGuire is a frequent presenter on technology policy issues, including testifying numerous times before Congress.

Tim McKnight

Global CISO, General Electric Company

Tim McKnight is responsible for leading GE’s global and diverse information security and IT risk strategy. Prior to joining GE, Mr. McKnight served as Executive Vice President of Information Security and Technology Risk for Fidelity Investments. In this role, Mr. McKnight set the corporate information security and technology risk vision and strategy in key areas, including: governance; policy; awareness; project management; audit; assessment; incident response; operations; technical investigations; business continuity; and disaster recovery. He also served in various IT Security leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Cisco Systems.

Lt Gen Kevin McLaughlin

Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Lt Gen James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin is the Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command (USCC), Fort Meade, Maryland. USCC directs the forces and daily activities of U.S. Cyber Command and coordinates the Department of Defense computer network attack and computer network defense missions. Prior to assuming his current position, General McLaughlin was the Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas. General McLaughlin entered the Air Force in 1983. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels and has served on the staffs at major command headquarters, combatant command headquarters, the National Reconnaissance Office, Air Force headquarters, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Essye Miller

Director, Cybersecurity Office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6

As the Director for Cybersecurity, Essye Miller assists the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and the CIO/G-6 with implementing cyber strategy and cyber-related information technology initiatives. She is also the Army's Senior Information Assurance Officer and therefore, she is responsible for the development, implementation, execution and oversight of the Army's Cyber Security program. Mrs. Miller is a Senior Executive with broad experience in information technology. During her 29-year career, Mrs. Miller has held positions of increased responsibility in the U.S. Air Force, both tactical and strategic C4IT.

Nir Peleg

Head of the Research and Development Division, Israel National Cyber Bureau (INCB)

Reporting directly to the Head of the National Cyber Bureau, Dr. Evyatar Matania, Nir Peleg leads Israel’s national R&D cyber security projects and partnerships, and collaborates with other government agencies as well as private sector companies. In his previous position, Mr. Peleg was the commander of a leading R&D department in one of the Israel Defense Forces' elite technology units, where he oversaw 250 technology staff. Mr. Peleg has vast experience managing large-scale multidisciplinary technology projects in mission-critical environments. In 2007, Mr. Peleg was awarded the prestigious Israel Defense Prize, a prize presented annually by the President of Israel in recognition of exceptional technological breakthroughs.

Brandy Peterson

CTO, FireMon

As Chief Technology Officer for FireMon, Brandy Peterson is responsible for defining the technical architecture and strategy for FireMon products, including overseeing product management, development and all internal IT. His past experience includes 17 years with the world’s largest reseller organization where, for the past ten years, he held the role of Chief Technology Officer and was responsible for validating the effectiveness of software and hardware-based security solutions the company sold and supported with customers around the world.

Shawn Purvis

Sector Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Shawn Purvis leads Northrop Grumman’s division responsible for delivering cyber and security solutions to intelligence, defense, federal, state, and international customers. Key capabilities for the division include global provisioning of full spectrum cybersecurity to include IT infrastructure and architectural design and services; command and control deployment and operations; intelligence collection; net-centric cloud-enabled data distribution and storage; data analytics and development of intelligence products with web-enabled collaboration and visualization. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2012, Ms. Purvis was Senior VP of SAIC’s Processing Exploitation and Dissemination Operation in the Intelligence Systems business unit. Ms. Purvis has 20 years of experience in the global security, intelligence, information systems and defense industry.

Gary Rosen

Senior Vice President for Operations, Integrated Systems Group, Leidos

Gary Rosen leads the Leidos National Intelligence Solutions Operation (NISO), a leading provider of Cyber and Intelligence solutions across a broad spectrum of Intelligence Community and federal, state and local customers.   The operation has capabilities that include cloud-based systems development, big data processing and analytics, cybersecurity architecture, design, and development, system deployment and cost effective sustainment. Solutions developed by NISO include Real-Time high-speed ingest, enrichment and alerting systems, automated behavioral analysis techniques, key management systems, signals and space-related processing and Internet of Things security protocols. Mr. Rosen has over 30 years of experience supporting the intelligence community in the areas of Cyber security and SIGINT systems.

Jim Routh 

Chief Information Security Officer, Aetna

Jim Routh is the Chief Information Security Officer and leads the Global Information Security function for Aetna. He is a Board member and Chairman of the FS-ISAC Products & Services Committee. He is also a Board member of the National Health-ISAC. He was formerly the Global Head of Application & Mobile Security for JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Routh has over 30 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant and leader of technology, analytic and information security functions for global financial service firms.

Raj Shah

Senior Director of Strategy, Palo Alto Networks

Raj Shah is Senior Director of Strategy at Palo Alto Networks.  Previously he was CEO and Co-Founder of Morta Security, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks in 2014.  Before Morta, Mr. Shah was Vice President of Federal Systems, a private investment firm.  Prior to that he was a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked on technology acquisition issues.  He began his business career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co.  Mr. Shah has also served an F-16 pilot in the United States Air Force where he completed multiple overseas combat tours.  

Rear Admiral (Ret.) David Simpson

Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

As Bureau Chief since November 2013, Admiral Simpson oversees public safety, homeland security, emergency management, cybersecurity, and disaster preparedness activities at the FCC. He works with public and private partners and through the rulemaking process to deliver state-of-the-art communications that are accessible, reliable, resilient, and secure, and to help ensure that communications networks meet the public safety needs of Americans during emergencies. He brings to this role more than 20 years of Information and Communications Technology experience supporting the Department of Defense, working closely with other agencies to provide secure communication services and improve cyberdefense readiness. 

Brig Gen Robert Skinner

Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN)

General Skinner is responsible for the command and control of defensive cyberspace activities focusing on unity of command and unity of effort within the Department of Defense. He assists the Commander with organizing, training, and equipping the JFHQ-DODIN military and civilian force, who in turn is responsible for securing, operating and defending the Department of Defense Information Networks.

General Skinner was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1989. He has served in various tactical and fixed communications assignments, plans, policy and resource staff work. Prior to assuming his current position, General Skinner was the Chief of Staff, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Suzanne Spaulding

Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Suzanne E. Spaulding oversees the coordinated operational and policy functions of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)’s subcomponents: office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Infrastructure Protection, Biometric Identity Management, Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, and the Federal Protective Service. NPPD’s mission is to strengthen the security and resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructure against physical and cyber risk, securing federal facilities, building capabilities in the .gov and .com domains, and advancing identity management verification. The directorate accomplishes its mission by partnering with infrastructure owners and operators as well as Federal, State, local and territorial officials. Ms. Spaulding has spent nearly 25 years working on national security issues for both Republican and Democratic Administrations and on both sides of the aisle of Congress.

Tony Spinelli

Senior Vice President,
Capital One Financial Corporation

Tony Spinelli is Senior Vice President of Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) for Capital One Financial Corporation, a diversified bank with 44 million customer accounts worldwide and 1,000 branch locations. Mr. Spinelli serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Capital One. He is responsible for developing and executing security programs to ensure both customer and proprietary corporate data is protected from internal and external threats.

Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Spinelli was also the Chief Information Security Officer of Tyco International, Equifax, and First Data Corporation where he has led global teams responsible for security engineering, security operations, security compliance and policy, and cybersecurity threat management.

Eric Sporre

Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, FBI

As the Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, Eric Sporre is responsible for managing the Operational Branch of the Division. Prior to his current tenure, Mr. Sporre managed the Cyber Division’s Ops 1 Section, which consists of the Cyberterrorism Unit (CTU) and the Middle East Africa Unit (MEAU). From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Sporre served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the Atlanta Division where he led the Cyber, Counterintelligence and Administrative Programs. Mr. Sporre began his FBI career in Miami, Florida investigating a variety of complex white collar crime matters.

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe

Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe assumed duties as the commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet in April 2014. Tighe’s previous tours include duty with Naval Security Group Activities in Florida, Virginia, Japan, VQ-1 and Naval Information Warfare Activity. She also had staff assignments on the Headquarters of the Pacific Fleet, Naval Security Group, Naval Network Warfare Command, and served as executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Tighe commanded more than 2,800 multi-service and multi-agency personnel at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii in Kunia. As a flag officer, Tighe served as U.S. Cyber Command Deputy J3; OPNAV N2N6 director, Decision Superiority; Naval Postgraduate School interim president; and deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet.

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory Touhill

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Comm., U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Gen. Touhill focuses on the development and implementation of operational programs designed to protect U.S. government networks and critical infrastructure systems. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in July 2013 after a distinguished career culminating as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems at U.S. Transportation Command - one of the nation’s 10 combatant commands. A highly decorated combat leader, he served as the United States Defense Attaché to Kuwait and as the 81st Training Wing commander.

Rod Turk

CISO and Director, Office of Cyber Security, US Commerce Department 

Mr. Turk’s current position as the U.S. Commerce Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Office of Cyber Security Director puts him at the forefront of the government’s cybersecurity efforts. Mr. Turk manages and oversees the Department’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices. Rod Turk joined Senior Executive Service with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in September 2004. He has held several Senior Executive positions within the Federal government, including serving as the CISO at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Christopher Valentino

Director, Strategy Cyber Division Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Christopher Valentino is responsible for the Northrop Grumman Information Systems Cyber Division’s strategic planning and initiatives. Previously, Mr. Valentino was the director of Contract Research and Development for the Northrop Grumman Information Systems Cyber Solutions Division, where he was responsible for the overall growth and expansion of the division’s contract research and development portfolio.

Mr. Valentino has also served as the Cyber Mission Area Architect, where he was responsible for managing the division's cyber technology portfolio as well as supporting a broad spectrum of information assurance and computer network operations programs for the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.


Adm. (Ret.) Patrick Walsh

Senior Vice President, iSIGHT Partners, Inc.

Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), is a Senior Vice President at iSIGHT Partners, a Dallas-based company that is a global leader in cyber intelligence and security. Additionally, he is the General Manager for ThreatSPACE, a division of the company that provides graduate level cyber training opportunities for commercial industry and government agencies. Prior to joining iSight, Admiral Walsh was the President of Strategic Programs at Academic Partnerships, LLC, where he worked with servicemen and women to advance their higher education goals.

Admiral Walsh’s last assignments in the armed forces were as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and then as Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  

Maj. Gen. Burke "Ed" Wilson

Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas

Gen. Wilson is responsible for the Air Force's component providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. 24th Air Force personnel extend, maintain and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general directs the activities of two cyberspace wings, the 624th Operations Center, and the Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber, all headquartered at JBSA-Lackland, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base, GA.

General Wilson entered the Air Force in 1985 and has served in various assignments, including space and cyber operations, planning, strategy, policy, acquisition and combat support.

John Worrall

Chief Marketing Officer. CyberArk

John Worrall is responsible for the company’s global marketing efforts including product marketing, branding, corporate communications and all lead generation activities including the inbound, channels and field marketing. He brings over fifteen years of global information security business management, marketing and product management experience to the team.

Prior to joining CyberArk, Worrall was the Executive Vice President for CounterTack, a venture-backed company providing advanced threat detection solutions to large enterprise and government organizations. In addition to CounterTack, he spent two years as the Vice President and General Manager of RSA’s security intelligence business.