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Dr. Emma Briant

Emma L. Briant is a researcher at the School of Media and Public Affairs and senior lecturer (equivalent to associate professor) in journalism at the University of Essex (U.K.). Dr. Briant specializes in researching and publishing on the topics of propaganda and political communication and is most interested in international security, and media debates of politics, inequality and human rights….
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Bobbie G. Stempfley

Roberta (Bobbie) G. Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber strategy implementation at MITRE Corp. and as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security. In addition…
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Nick Anderson

Nick Andersen is a National Security, Cyber Security & Information Technology Senior Executive with years of experience supporting critical mission areas and leading sensitive technology adoption, cybersecurity risk management, strategy development, and services redesign within traditional and high-performance computing environments in the DoD, IC, and DHS.  He is a former United States Marine, and DOD…
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Gentry Lane

Ms. Lane is the CEO of Societas Analytics, a threat intelligence firm that delivers panoptic situational awareness and conflict prediction for non-kinetic attacks on critical infrastructure. She is a member/mentor in Data for Democracy, Coding It Forward, the Ellevate Network, a syndicated writer and frequent speaker on big data intelligence, cyber conflict, and ethics in…
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InfoJanitor

A senior security systems engineer with 25+ years experience currently employed at a fortune sixty company in the Washington DC area.  He is responsible for world-wide evaluation, certification and integrity testing of a variety of current and emerging technologies, network architectures, and devices.  He likes to monitor major trade shows like the Consumer Electronics Show…
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Marc Jamison

Colonel (Ret) Marc Jamison consults on Cyber Security, Strategy and Operations for his own company Cyber CheckMate Consultants. He has consulted for over 30 industry partners supporting cyber operations. Recently, he completed a tour at STG as their VP of DOD and IC Business Development. From 2013-2016 he supported the US Army as they build…
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Bob Sullivan

Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and the author of four books, including the 2008 New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism, and the 2010 New York Times Best Seller, Stop Getting Ripped Off! He has won the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness Consumer…
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Patrick Neal

Patrick Neal has been involved in the justice and public safety field since 1982. He has been a soldier, prison librarian, security supervisor, investigator, and policy researcher.  In 2010 he became the Crime and Intelligence Analysis Program Coordinator in the Forensic Science and Technology department at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Throughout his career,…
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Robert M. Slade

Rob Slade, is a Canadian information security consultant, researcher and instructor. He is the author of Robert Slade’s Guide to Computer Viruses, Software Forensics, Dictionary of Information Security and co-author of Viruses Revealed. Slade is the author of thousands of technical book reviews, today published on the techbooks mailing list and in the RISKS Digest,…
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Joshua Marpet and Scott Lyons

Josh Marpet is experienced in Information and Cyber Security Consulting Successfully founded an Information Security and Compliance Consulting Firm Co-organizer of Information Security Conference, Security BSides Delaware.
Scott Lyons is a technical visionary that brings ideas and concepts to fruition through cost-effective solutions that impact profitability. Able to direct highly complex international integration projects, initiate targeted strategies, and cultivate strong security around corporate branding.
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Joel Harding

Joel Harding is an Information Operations expert, with policy, doctrine and operational experience since the mid 1990s, at the operational and strategic levels, with extensive experience at the national level. Joel recently wrote the National Strategy for Information for Ukraine. Joel founded the United States’ foremost grouping of Information Operations professionals, from all disciplines, the Senior Information Operations Advisory Council; which has had a strategic effect on the United States for more than ten years.
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Colin Williams

As both a businessman and as an academic, Colin is a prominent figure in the international cyber security community with over twenty years of experience in public sector enterprise IT, Information Assurance and cyber security. As a director of SBL, he develops and leads the business development strategy of a wholly UK owned and controlled market leading…
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Gregory Carpenter

Breaking the mold of standard cyber warfare is not yet normalized amongst its practitioners.  Most attacks are thwarted in the same manner in which computer defense protocols were established over a decade ago and so little has changed. Our innate behavior for addressing a computer attack is to follow protocol and procedure, but we are at a loss when the very systems and safeguards we depend on the things that destroy us.  I some cases, we fight the very structures that we relyon to assist us in protecting our data.
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Travis Hartman

Travis has decades of experience dealing with cyber security, telecommunications, and research for both government and industry. He has worked for companies ranging from startups to multi billion dollar organizations and served on advisory boards for multiple security vendors. Recently his research has expanded from forensics to drones. Travis first presented at InfoWarCon on using…
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Jason Healey

Deeply experienced analyst, author and practitioner with wide-ranging experience in think tanks, finance sector, White House, military, intelligence and academia. Mr. Healey is the author of the first-ever history of cyber conflict.
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Dr. Hans C. Mumm

US Army Captain (Ret) Hans C. Mumm…now Dr. Hans Mumm was a mustang, serving eight years in the enlisted ranks and over eight years as an officer before becoming a wounded warrior and being medically discharged in 2010. Leadership is his passion and has been the key to his success. He served as the officer…
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Winn Schwartau

InfowarCon Founder, The Security Awareness Company 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…
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Jon “Wally” Prather

Senior Intelligence Analyst, Advanced Programs Group’s Research and Intelligence Team, McAfee Jon “Wally” Prather is a seasoned intelligence professional with a wide range of subject matter expertise and is the Senior Intelligence Analyst for McAfees Advanced Programs Group (APG). Wally is proficient in multiple intelligence disciplines including HUMINT Targeting, HVI Targeteer, and Network Analyst with 15…
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Dave Marcus

Principal Engineer, Advanced Programs Group’s Research and Intelligence Team, McAfee Dave Marcus currently serves as director of McAfee’s Advanced Programs Group research and intelligence team. His responsibilities includes advanced threat research, threat intelligence projects, hardware-assisted security development, open source intelligence projects as well as SCADA/ICS research. As one of McAfee’s Principal Engineers he is also…
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Joshua Crumbaugh AKA Naga

Joshua Crumbaugh is one of the world’s leading security awareness experts and internationally renowned cybersecurity speaker. He is the developer of the Human Security Assurance Maturity Model (HumanSAMM) and Chief Hacker at PeopleSec. He is also an expert social engineer who has talked his way into bank vaults, Fortune 500 data centers, corporate offices, restricted…
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Dave Kennedy

Evolving Attack Patterns: Noise in the Wire Attack patterns change continuously and it’s becoming more challenging to identify a shifting target. Enterprises focus on a substantial amount of investment when protecting; however, visibility slips over time due to not keeping up with attackers. This talk walks into how attackers are circumventing current technologies and what we need to…
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Joe Slowik

Joe Slowik currently hunts ICS adversaries for Dragos, pursuing threat activity groups through their malware, their communications, and any other observables available. Prior to his time at Dragos, Joe ran the Incident Response team at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and served as an Information Warfare Officer in the US Navy. Throughout his career in network…
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Matthew G. Devost

Matthew Devost is a technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, and risk management issues. Mr. Devost is currently the EVP for Strategy and Operations at Tulco Holdings. Previously, Mr. Devost was a Managing Director at Accenture where he led the Global Cyber Defense practice responsible for Accenture’s…
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