Matt is an internationally recognized technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, and risk management issues. He has nearly 20 years of experience working these issues in a variety of government and private sector environments. Previously Matt was President and CEO of the Terrorism Research Center from 1996-2008 and has founded or served in key management positions in companies like Total Intelligence Solutions, iSIGHT Partners, Terrorism Research Center, Technical Defense Associates, Security Design International, and iDEFENSE.
Mr. Devost has also worked for the United States Customs Service and as a graduate fellow at the University of Vermont. As a graduate fellow, he conducted research on national security and information warfare that culminated into a widely published thesis entitled “National Security in the Information Age.”
Mr. Devost has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, NPR, CBS News, BBC television, NWCN, Australian television and dozens other domestic and international radio and television programs as an expert on terrorism and cybersecurity and has lectured or published for the National Defense University, the United States Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities, the Swedish, Australian, Japanese, and New Zealand governments, Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University, and a number of popular press books – magazines, academic journals and over 200 international conferences.
Mr. Devost has co-written or authored chapters for several books including Cyberadversary Characterization, Threats in the Age of Obama, Information Warfare Vol. 2, Sun Tzu Art of War in Information Warfare, and was the technical editor for Hacking a Terror Network.
In 2004, Mr. Devost was appointed to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection to provide advice to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Devost served as a Senior Advisor to the Airline Pilots Association National Security Committee and is and adjunct member of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group.
Mr. Devost holds a B.A. degree from St. Michael’s College and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.
Winn Schwartau is one of the world’s top experts on security, privacy, infowar, cyber-terrorism and related topics. Provocative, informed, challenging, he’s on the leading edge of thinking, writing and speaking. Highly technical security subjects are made understandable, entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking. Audiences find themselves challenged with original ideas which are related through historical analogy and metaphor and made relevant to the present and future world.
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Dr. Dan Kuehl is an Associate Professor in Mercyhurst University’s Institute for Intelligence Studies. He spent 22 years in the USAF, where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. His USAF career included 8 years working on nuclear missile plans and operations, and his final assignments at the Pentagon were heavily involved in airpower doctrine and studies, including the 1991 Gulf War with Iraq. After that, he spent 18 years as a professor at the National Defense Unviersity’s iCollege (previously known as IRMC), where he helped create and then direct its program in Information Warfare / Operations. His program on Info Ops spanned the range of information in national security, from strategic influence to cyberwarfare, which was completed by more than a thousand students. In 2012, he retired from NDU and accepted his current position at Mercyhurst University, where his courses reach both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in one of Mercyhurst’s newest Master’s Degree programs.
Dr. Forno is a Junior Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS). His twenty-year career spans the government, military, and private sector, including helping build a formal cybersecurity program for the US House of Representatives, serving as the first Chief Security Officer for the InterNIC, and co-founding the Maryland Cyber Challenge. Richard was also one of the early researchers on the subject of “information warfare” and he remains a longtime commentator on the influence of Internet technology upon society.
Focusing on international cooperation, competition and conflict in cyberspace. He edited the first-ever history of cyber conflict, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012 and co-authored the book Cyber Security Policy Guidebook by Wiley.
His ideas on cyber topics have been widely published in over a hundred articles and essays published by the Atlantic Council, National Research Council; academic journals such as from Brown and Georgetown Universities; the Aspen Strategy Group and other think tanks. Jason is also a board member (and former executive director) of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and lecturer in cyber policy at Georgetown University.
Jason has unique experience working issues of cyber conflict and security spanning fifteen years across the public and private sectors. As Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection at the White House from 2003 to 2005, he helped advise the President and coordinated US efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure. He has worked twice for Goldman Sachs, first to anchor their team for responding to cyber attacks and later, as an executive director in Hong Kong to manage Asia-wide business continuity and create the bank’s regional crisis management capabilities to respond to earthquakes, tsunamis, or terrorist attacks. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, his efforts as vice chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center created bonds between the finance sector and government that remain strong today.
Marcus Sachs is the Vice President for National Security Policy at Verizon in Washington, D.C. where he works closely with government and business stakeholders in task forces, working groups, committees, and trade associations as part of the National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) community in the Nation’s Capital. In January 2011 he was elected to be the Vice Chair of the US Communications Sector Coordinating Council. In November 2007 Mr. Sachs was named a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. From August 2003 to December 2010 he directed the all-volunteer SANS Internet Storm Center.
Mr. Sachs’ professional experience includes a 20 year military career in the United States Army, two years of federal civilian service at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security, and over nine years as an executive in the private sector.
Lars Nicander is a political scientist and has served in various positions within the Swedish national security environment. He is an elected member of the Institute of Strategic Studies in London (IISS) and a Fellow of The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences. He was also appointed Secretary of the Cabinet Working-Group on Defensive Information Operations in the period 1997-2002.
Mr. Joel Harding is an adviser and consultant for information operations, strategic communication and cyberwarfare. Joel spent the past 35 years working national security issues, beginning with a career as an enlisted soldier on a Special Forces Operational Detachment – Alpha, followed by a career as a military intelligence officer, and since the mid-1990s he has worked and supported information operations at all levels. He has worked in the department of defense, in the corporate world and as a subject matter expert at a not-for-profit professional trade association, the AOC. While at the AOC, he was the director of the IO Institute, editor of the IO Journal, the organizer of InfowarCon and spoke in Canada, Russia and China about information warfare and cyberwar.
Mr. Marshall was previously the Vice President of Cyber Programs at Triton FSI. He currently serves as a Board Member or Special Advisor to the following entities: Attensity; Mobile Active Defense; International Cyber Security Advisory Dialogue Board; INVNT/IP Global Consortium; and the National Maritime Law Institute.
He previously was a member of the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service (SCES) and the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES). Prior to joining Triton FSI, he was the Director of Global Cyber Security Management, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by special arrangement between the Director, National Security Agency (DIRNSA) and the Secretary of DHS .
Prior, he was the Senior Information Assurance (IA) Representative, Office of Legislative Affairs at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he served as the Agency’s point of contact for all NSA Information Security (INFOSEC) matters concerning Congress. He devised the IA legislative strategy, helped shape the passage of the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and was a key contributor to the Bush/and Obama administration’s Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI).
In 2001, Mr. Marshall was selected by the Cyber Advisor to the President to serve as the Principal Deputy Director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO), where he led a team of 40 dedicated professionals in developing, coordinating and implementing the Administration’s National Security for Critical Infrastructure Protection initiative and the National Cyber Security Strategy to address potential threats to the nation’s critical infrastructures.
From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Marshall served with distinction as the Associate General Counsel for Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, Office of the General Counsel, National Security Agency. Mr. Marshall was the legal architect for the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed exercise “Eligible Receiver 97” that spotlighted many of the cyber-vulnerabilities of our nation’s critical infrastructures and helped bring focus on this issue at the national leadership level.
Dr Eneken Tikk-Ringas is the Senior Fellow for Cyber Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies based out of the Middle East office in Manama, Bahrain. She will work to add a strategic cyber security dimension to a number of IISS’s programmes and activities.
Before joining IISS, Eneken worked as legal adviser and the head of the legal and policy team at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. She was one of the lead experts to analyze and write about cyber attacks against Estonia in 2007 and has since worked with many governments and international organizations on strategic cyber security matters. Prior to joining the NATO Centre she worked as attorney in the field of information technology, focusing on EU regulations and standards for security of private and national information systems. She has consulted Estonian public authorities on legal and policy issues related to deploying and managing national information systems and service.
Eneken serves as international research associate at the Georgetown University Center for Law, Technology and Security and Senior Cyber Security Expert at the Baltic Defence College. She has teaching experience at Tallinn Technical University, Tartu University Faculty of Law and Swedish National Defence College.
Eneken speaks Estonian, English, German and Russian. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Tartu in Estonia. She has written numerous articles on strategic cyber security issues, is a frequent speaker at international cyber security conferences and has advised and consulted governments, international organizations and expert groups in the field of cyber security and defence.
Eric is both SVP of Business Development and advisory board member at M@D Partners who have an industry leading smartphone security product – Mobile Active Defense. In that role he’s been consulting as a subject matter expert (SME) with primarily the FORTUNE 500 and Federal Agencies on the subject of mobile security and management. This includes serving as an SME for both the NSA’s National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) in developing the requirements for the mobile device management protection profile used to create a Common Criteria for mobile device management as well as for CompTIA in the creation of a mobile security management certification.
Outside of that role, he has been involved in the security industry for over a decade.
Past experience also includes running a technology book division publishing 12 books with a wide variety of industry luminaries, primarily in security.
Eric is also program director for SC Magazines SC World Congress events and for the last 6 years have also produced, hosted and syndicated the SecureIT Live podcast show, available online at www.secureitlive.com.
Col. Brent W. Guglielmino is a joint qualified officer who serves as Commander of the 218th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, Berry Field, Nashville, TN. In his previous assignment, he served as the Senior Intelligence Analyst to the Chief National Guard Bureau (CNGB), responsible for maintaining constant vigilance over a global area of operations ensuring CNGB was informed of all relevant intelligence and domestic contingency information, which may have affected the National Guard and/or the 54 States and Territories of the United States. Additionally, he provided intelligence indications and warning to the National Guard Joint Staff and the 54 Joint Force Headquarters. He ensured the NGB Joint Staff and the State Adjutants General were directly informed of impending, critical intelligence, which may have affected the safety of their respective states, territories and/or deployed or local personnel.
Ms. Patricia Titus is currently participating on the Board of Directors for CyberUnited, a leading insider threat security informatics company. She is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Co3 Systems an innovator in Incident Response Management solutions. As a board member Titus draws on her more than 22 years of security experience to help drive innovation and combat cyber security threats and response.
Ms. Titus is the former Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Symantec, where she was responsible for IT information security risk management, threat response and governance functions. Ms. Titus played a strategic role in protecting Symantec’s IT resources, infrastructure and information assets, as well as drives internal security initiatives.
Prior to joining Symantec, Ms. Titus was Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer for Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company. At Unisys, she was responsible for enhancing the existing network security and policies supporting Unisys global employees, while ensuring the continued protection of sensitive corporate and customer data.
Prior to joining Unisys, Ms. Titus was the Chief information Security Officer at the Transportation Security Administration within the Department of Homeland Security, where she focused on creating, implementing and maintaining a robust IT security program. Ms. Titus also worked overseas for several years in various positions within the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. State Department and various private sector firms. She has more than 22 years of security experience with over a decade in the high technology industry.
Ms. Titus is an active member in multiple industry forums and associations focused on cyber security. She was a recipient of the 2013 Women of Influence award from the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She also participates in the National Association for Professional Women and was recognized as a Woman of Influence in 2009 by the Executive Women’s Forum. She serves on the Women’s Advisory Board for the Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital, where she mentors young women in the IT field.
Dr. Larry Ponemon is the Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research “think tank” dedicated to advancing privacy, data protection and information security practices. Dr. Ponemon is considered a pioneer in privacy auditing and the Responsible Information Management or RIM framework. Security Magazine has named Dr. Ponemon as one of the “Most Influential People for Security.”
Dr. Ponemon was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Online Access & Security for the United States Federal Trade Commission. He was appointed by the White House to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Ponemon was also an appointed to two California State task forces on privacy and data security laws. He serves as chairman of the Government Policy Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Internet Task Force for the Council of American Survey and Research Organizations (CASRO).
Dr. Ponemon was a senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he founded the firm’s global compliance risk management group. Prior to joining Price Waterhouse as a partner, Dr. Ponemon served as the National Director of Business Ethics Services for KPMG Peat Marwick, and was appointed Executive Director of the KPMG Business Ethics Institute.
Dr. Ponemon has held chaired (tenured) faculty positions and published numerous articles and learned books. He has presented hundreds of keynote speeches or learned presentations at national or international conferences on privacy, data protection, information security, corporate governance, and responsible information management. Dr. Ponemon is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, serving as founding member of the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) Advisory Board.
Dr. Ponemon earned his Ph.D. at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He has a Master’s degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and attended the doctoral program in system sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ponemon earned his Bachelors with Highest Distinction from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Privacy Professional.
Lieutenant General Robert Elder (USAF, retired) joined the George Mason University faculty as a research professor with the Volgenau School of Engineering following his retirement from the Air Force as the 47th Commander of 8th Air Force. He currently conducts research in the areas of cyber enterprise resiliency, integrated command and control, deterrence operations, and the use of modeling to support national security decision-making. He also serves as a senior advisor to the Cyber Innovation Center in Louisiana, and as President of the AOC, the international Electronic Warfare and Information Operations association. While commanding 8th Air Force and U.S. Strategic Command’s Global Strike Component he was responsible for nine wings with 270 aircraft and 41,000 active duty, civilian, and reserve personnel. General Elder was the first commander of Air Force Network Operations and led the development of the cyberspace mission for the Air Force. He also served as the Air Operations Center commander and deputy air component commander for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His executive experience includes senior leadership positions with the Joint Staff, Air Force staff, and NATO. His international experience includes military duty in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Pacific, and Africa. General Elder served as Commandant of the Air War College, and holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of Detroit.
With 20+ years of experience in Network Security and Administration of computers, Trevor has seen the changes in technology and small businesses, both for the good and the bad. With a diverse background in everything from Large Scale Storage to Network Engineering, he understands the need for no-nonsense techniques and to the point actions . Over the years, he has run several computer security conferences, and serves on staff of a few of the largest and most sought after conferences in the US. During his time at Vanderbilt University, he spent his time researching security, providing data recovery for research groups, and managing 100+ terabytes of storage for research data. Currently he spends most of his time working on furthering the Maker Movement through speaking, his support of Maker shops, fairs and creating DIY projects for well known publications.