InfoWarCon Board of Advisors

Speaker Profile

James Wright

At 18, James enlisted in the Air Force, where he was trained in encryption and cryptography.  Shortly after his enlistment he was deployed to the CENTCOM theatre as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He later returned for a second deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom.  While stationed at March Joint Air Reserve Base in southern California, James completed a B.S. at California State University, San Bernardino in Business Management and Administration with a concentration in International Business.
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Speaker Profile

Paul De Souza

Mr. de Souza is the co-author of the book Strategic Intelligence Management (National Cyber Defense Strategy), he serves as an advisor for the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA), and he is a recipient of the Order of Thor Medal. Paul serves as a Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, and Intelligence & Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC) Visiting Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Negev Hi-Tech Faculty Startup Accelerator Advisor
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Speaker Profile

Tonya Cannariato

Ms. Cannariato has 20 years of experience in web development and project management. She is PMP certified by PMI, a Certified ScrumMaster by the Scrum Alliance, and CQIA certified by ASQ.  She is responsible for providing technical leadership, design, development, and marketing strategy for a company supporting multiple DARPA contracts. Ms. Cannariato’s technical specialties are web marketing (SEO and SEM), web analytics (tag- and log-based), site development and design, social media, technology needs assessment and translation, HTML, XML, JSON, PHP, Javascript, and CSS.
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Speaker Profile

Dr. John D. Johnson

Dr. John D. Johnson is CEO and Founder Aligned Security. He is also a founding board member of the Security Advisor Alliance (501c.3), a member of SC Media Editorial Board, and serves on CISO advisory boards and non-profit boards. John is a professor at Excelsior College and SANS Analyst, where he delivers webinars and targeted research white papers on technology and trends in information security.
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Speaker Profile

Ashley Schwartau

Growing up in an information security household where the terms “infowar” and “hackers” were commonly discussed, Ashley began working for the Security Awareness Company (SAC) in the early 2000s as a graphic designer and research assistant.
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Speaker Profile

William Kimble

William began his professional career in the defense and intelligence community, serving as a radio reconnaissance marine for the Radio Reconnaissance Company, 1st Radio Battalion Marine Corps Base Hawaii.  During his enlistment he was heavily trained in surveillance and reconnaissance skills in addition to receiving training in signals collection and electronic attack. William and his reconnaissance team served aboard the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and completed several successful reconnaissance and surveillance missions in the CENTCOM theatre during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Speaker Profile

Aaron Lint

Aaron is the Director of Research at Arxan. He and the Advanced Research Team at Arxan analyze the threat landscape for application security and drive the breadth and depth of Arxan’s application protection solutions.
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Speaker Profile

Winn Schwartau

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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Speaker Profile

Jim McMurry

James McMurry is the Founder and CEO of Milton Security, a leading information security firm. McMurry has a diverse background and experience in network and information security, having worked with a broad spectrum of companies ranging from startups to Fortune 1000. McMurry has a dual MSc/MBA from the University of Maryland.
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