CYBERSECURITY UNFOLDED

7 March 2018The Convention Centre Dublin

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Be a part of a global conversation with professionals facing the same challenge as you – keeping your organisation cyber secure.


Zero Day Con Dublin 2018 will address how to identify strategies and assets to manage cyber security risks, protect critical services by deploying appropriate processes, detect cyber security events quickly and respond effectively with appropriate cyber security protocols.


Hear from respected cybersecurity experts and industry thought leaders from around the globe as they share their knowledge and international best practices.


ZDC18 will be comprised of interactive learning sessions, keynotes and panel discussions, and will feature an area designated for technology companies to demo and share their latest innovations, products and services. 

  • Learn how to develop a proactive strategy to defend against evolving cyber attacks.
  • Great networking possibilities: connect with your peers and discuss steps to tackle cybersecurity issues.
  • Gain practical insights and recommendations from CIOs, CISOs and Senior IT Executives.

Speakers

Pat Lordan

Pat Lordan

Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau incl. the Irish Financial Intelligence Unit

Head of the – Garda National Economic Crime Bureau including the Irish Financial Intelligence Unit Pat who is originally from Drimoleague, West Cork, joined An Garda Síochána in 1986 and has served mainly in the Dublin Region but also worked in the South Eastern and Eastern Garda Regions. Pat has worked in Community Policing, Drugs, Prostitution Investigations, Serious Crime Investigations, Fraud and Financial Investigations, Financial Intelligence and Cybercrime. He has held the position of Detective in all ranks and has been at the forefront of  the investigation of serious crime for 24 years. Pat is a Senior Investigating Officer (S.I.O.) and  holds a B.Sc in Management Law from Trinity College Dublin.

In 2015, Pat took up his current position as Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is involved in many high profile investigations and is supported by Gardaí throughout the country trained in Fraud Investigation. Pat and his team have developed a Post Graduate Certificate in Fraud and E-Crime Investigation in association with University College Dublin. Pat was also the lead representative from An Garda Síochána  in the recent Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Review of Ireland.

Reece Smyth

Chargé d’affaires Reece Smyth

US Embassy in Dublin

Reece Smyth assumed his duties as Chargé d’affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin on January 20th, 2017 after the departure of Former Ambassador Kevin O’Malley. Reece originally arrived in Dublin to take up the role of Deputy Chief of Mission on September 30, 2016. He came directly from an assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut where he served as the Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of UN Political Affairs with responsibility for the conduct of multilateral diplomacy with the UN Security Council and General Assembly.

Prior to that, Reece served at the U.S. Mission to NATO as the action officer in the NATO-Russia Council, as Senior Economic Officer in the State Department’s Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, and as a Watch Officer in the Operations Center. Other overseas tours include Skopje, Sarajevo, and Islamabad. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1999, Reece worked in the private sector as a senior trade consultant in London and New York. Reece is originally from Dayton, Ohio, but grew up in Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University and holds an MPP from Princeton University and a master’s level degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He speaks Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and French.

Mike McConnell

Mike McConnell

Retired Vice Admiral, USN and former Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton

Mike McConnell is a retired Vice Admiral, USN and former Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton where he served on the firm’s Leadership Team and led the firm’s intelligence and cyber security business. After retiring from the US Navy in 1996, Mr. McConnell joined Booz Allen, to lead development of the firm’s Information Assurance and Intelligence business focused on policy, operations, transformation, homeland security, intelligence analytics and counter-terrorism.

Upon being asked by President George W. Bush in 2007 to become the second US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), he left Booz Allen and served as the DNI, a position of cabinet rank, and a member of the White House National Security Council for two years under Presidents Bush and Obama. As the DNI he managed the expansive national Intelligence Community – an organization of over 100,000 people, and an annual budget of over $50B. During this time, he had extensive interactions with the White House, the President’s Cabinet, Congress, international leaders, and the US business community. In 2009, Mr. McConnell returned to Booz Allen as an executive vice president to lead the firm’s Intelligence business. In 2011 he was elevated to the position of Vice Chairman of the firm.

Mr. McConnell’s career has spanned over 50 years focused on international and foreign intelligence issues. His 29-year career as a US Navy intelligence officer included significant assignments that impacted national security. During Operation Desert Storm and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s, Mr. McConnell served as the Intelligence Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, and the Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney. From 1992 to 1996 he served as the Director of the National Security Agency (DIRNSA) under Presidents George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton. As DIRNSA, he led the agency during a critical period as it adapted to the multi-polar threats brought about by the end of the Cold War, providing global intelligence and information security services to the White House, Cabinet officials, Congress, and a broad array of military and civil intelligence agencies.

Mr. McConnell interest since his service as Director of NSA in 1992-96, has been to improve the cyber security posture of businesses and government agencies around the globe to better protect them from hackers, criminals, terrorists and nation states focused on economic espionage or destruction of vital data. He was successful during his time serving as the DNI to get two U.S. Presidents and the U.S. Congress to invest substantially, at the multi-Billion Dollar level, to improve cyber security standards for the US. Since his retirement from Booz Allen in 2014, Mr. McConnell has served on the Board of Directors or Advisors to a number of start-up companies to develop new technology and capabilities for improved cybersecurity posture. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors to Florida’s state-wide Academic Cyber Security Center of Excellence based at the University of South Florida in Tampa and he currently serves on the US based Board of Directors of Nokia for US based business operations.

In addition to having been awarded many of the nation's highest military awards for meritorious service, Mr. McConnell has twice received the nation's highest award for service in the US Intelligence Community, once from President Clinton and once from President George W. Bush. He has also served as the Chairman and CEO of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). He is the 2011 recipient of INSA’s William Oliver Baker Award, which is awarded annually for sustained and excellent service in intelligence and national security.

Mr. McConnell holds an M.P.A. degree from George Washington University, is a graduate of the National Defense University (Global Telecom), the National Defense Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence), and holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Furman University. In addition to being a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. McConnell has also been awarded three Honorary Doctorate degrees – the most recent from George Washington University in 2008.

John O'Dwyer

John O'Dwyer

Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) Ireland

John O'Dwyer was appointed Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) Ireland in August 2013. As the Deputy Commissioner, John initially had responsibilities across all functions of the office including compliance, audits, enforcement, investigations, breaches, registration and general administration.

Due to the growth of the office, and in preparation for GDPR, John has become the senior management lead for Investigations, Audits and International data transfers. Along with the Commissioner, he represents Ireland on the European Article 29 Working Group. Prior to joining the DPC, John worked in the Department of Justice across a number of policy and operational areas. He was also worked in Brussels on two occasions during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU in 2004 and 2013.

John Kindervag

John Kindervag

Field CTO, Palo Alto Networks

John Kindervag joined Palo Alto Networks as Field CTO in 2017 after eight and one half years at Forrester Research where he was a Vice President and Principal Analyst on the Security and Risk Team. John is considered one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts. He is best known for creating the revolutionary Zero Trust Model of Cybersecurity.

He currently advises both public and private sector organizations with the design and building of Zero Trust Networks and other Cybersecurity topics. He holds, or has held, numerous industry certifications, including QSA, CISSP, CEH, and CCNA. John has a practitioner background, having served as a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect. He has particular expertise in the areas of secure network design, wireless security, and voice-over-IP hacking. He has been interviewed and published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times. He has also appeared on television networks such as CNBC, Fox News, PBS, and Bloomberg discussion information security topics. John has spoken at many security conferences and events, including RSA, SXSW, ToorCon, ShmoCon, InfoSec Europe, and InfoSec World. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Iowa and lives in Dallas, TX.
Mary Obrien

Mary O'Brien

VP Development at IBM Security

Mary O'Brien is Vice President of Engineering, IBM Security. She leads a global team of research and development professionals delivering the IBM Security Product portfolio. Mary has 30 years of industry experience developed through tenures in the Uk, US and Ireland. Currently based in Ireland, Mary earned her BEng degree from Dublin City University.

Pat Phelan

Pat Phelan

Senior Vice President (Risk & Identity Solutions), TransUnion

SVP, Identity at TransUnion, and the founder of Trustev, which was acquired in December 2015 by TransUnion. A serial entrepreneur, I’ve built and sold a number of companies in the telecoms and software space, including Trustev and Cubic Telecom.  Recognized as one of Europe's most influential software innovators, I am an investor in, and advisor to, a number of organizations. I am a regular speaker at major industry events like TechCrunch Disrupt, WIRED Money, and Web Summit. I like to speak, and people like me doing it, so get in touch if you think I’d add value to your event. Currently based in New York City, US of A.

Tony Sales

Tony Sales

Strategic Development Director, We Fight Fraud Limited

Tony Sales is probably only one of a few to have ever worked at both the summit of organised crime and the pinnacle of fraud and loss prevention. Dubbed “Britain’s Greatest Fraudster” by the British media, clearly anyone with such a unique skill set is intrinsically valuable to almost any major organisation. Tony now provides advice to some of the world’s leading brands on their fraud and loss prevention strategies.

The key thing about Tony and the work that We Fight Fraud undertakes is that it’s not just theoretical or academic. They are engaged by multi-sector organisations, given no special treatment or information, but then have the knack of breaking through the control environment pretty much undetected – an invaluable insight for companies of all shapes and sizes to see things through the eyes of a criminal.

In today’s world, Tony’s objectives are clear, it’s all about fraud prevention and opening people’s eyes to what at first, they don’t see. Don’t for one minute believe it’s all about the digital world. Human behaviour is notoriously the weakest link – whilst your address maybe public, your door key is private, or is it?

Ronan Murphy

Ronan Murphy

CEO Smarttech247.com

Welcome to the Cognitive Era! - Operating the world's most sophisticated Cybersecurity Operation Centre.

ISO NSAI 9001 / 27001 certified facility that operates 24x7x365 keeping our customer safe and delivering world class cyber security support and incident response services.

First facility in Europe to implement IBM Watson to empower our SOC analysts and significantly improve operational efficiency. Working daily with an elite team of engineers, support teams and sales executives who are building smarttech247.com into a global leader in managed security services.

William J. Malik

William J. Malik, CISA

VP Infrastructure Strategies, Trend Micro

Bill helps clients achieve an effective information security posture spanning endpoints, networks, servers, cloud, and the Internet of Things. This involves technology, policy, and procedures, and impacts acquisition/development through deployment, operations, maintenance, and replacement or retirement.

During his four-decade IT career, Bill has worked as an application programmer with the John Hancock Insurance company; an OS developer, tester, and planner with IBM; a research director and manager at Gartner for the Information Security Strategies service and the Application Integration and Middleware service, and served as CTO of Waveset, an identity management vendor acquired by Sun. He ran his own consulting business providing information security, disaster recovery, identity management, and enterprise solution architecture services for clients including Motorola, AIG, and Silver Lake Partners. Bill has over 160 publications and has spoken at numerous events worldwide.Bill attended MIT, majoring in Mathematics. He is a member of CT InfraGard and ISACA.

Keiron Shepherd

Keiron Shepherd

Security Architect at F5 Networks

Keiron has a background of 16 years within the security industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge having previously occupied roles in consulting, engineering, and penetration testing.

Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan

Director of IT, Laya Healthcare

Ian is the Director of IT for Laya Healthcare, Irelands second largest provider of private medical insurance.

Ian leads a team of software development, test, project management and systems professionals that delivery all of Laya's IT services.

Ian is a member of the Laya Healthcare executive team and ensures that Laya's IT capabilities are closely aligned to the business at all times.

Ian ensures that all of Laya's IT systems and development meet the needs of memebers, recent innovations have included the care on call app, claims app, members area and significant improvement to the online sales tools.

Ian joined Laya Healthcare after 15 years with Bon Secours Health System as director of IT, and 15 years prior to that as an Executive Officer in the Irish Naval Service where he spent much of his time at sea in a variety of roles.

Alan Bambury

Alan Bambury

CISO at Kerry Group

Alan Bambury is Enterprise Architect and CISO for Kerry Group. Kerry is a leader in the food industry globally providing the largest portfolio of taste and nutrition technologies and functional ingredients to the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Alan has held the position of CISO since 2014 where he is responsible for information security strategy and has led the design and delivery of a program of continuous improvement in standards, controls and procedures based on recognized frameworks keeping Kerry and its employees safe in the face of an everchanging cyber threat landscape.

William M. Fitzgerald

William M. Fitzgerald

Director Global Product Security at Johnson Controls

William is a Director of Global Product Security at Johnson Controls where he specialises in Smart Building Automation Systems Cyber Security. William has over 20 years Cyber Security experience within academic and industry domains. On a professional capacity, he serves as a Scientific Technical Program Committee member for a number of International Cyber Security Conferences. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed scientific publications in cyber security. William holds the following degrees; a Ph.D. in Computer Security, a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Math.

Noel Liston

Noel Liston

CIO Aryzta Foods Europe

Noel Liston is the Chief Information Officer at Aryzta Foods Europe. Prior to joining Aryzta as CIO in December 2016, Noel was Global Vice President of ICT with Kerry Group. A graduate of the University of Limerick, he joined the Graduate Programme of Kerry Group and worked his way up through a variety of Regional and Global Senior ICT roles in the organisation. Recognised for his strong strategic planning and organisational skills, he has a proven track record in delivering business strategy through the implementation of Global IT applications and technologies.

Vivienne Mee

Vivienne Mee

Founder at VMForensics Ltd

Vivienne has over 10 years’ experience in the field of IT Forensics and Electronic Discovery. She is recognised throughout her career for being a leader in the delivery of IT Forensics and Electronic Discovery services, delivering world class service to a diverse group of clients from leading pharmaceuticals, large financial institutions, to government departments.

Vivienne has performed a leading role in the provision of electronic discovery and computer forensic investigations engagements with in-depth knowledge of evidence processing, evidence analysis, evidence handling, chain of custody and documentation. Vivienne is proficient in all areas of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model process and is co-author of the Electronic discovery Good Practice Guide in Ireland. Vivienne has advised on very current investigations which have led to developments in Irish Case law.

Vivienne founded VMForeniscs in July 2014. VMForensics specialises in Electronic discovery and IT Forensics.

Prior to founding VMForensics , Vivienne worked as Managing Director at Rits Computer Forensics, and prior to that worked as Service Line Lead and manager at Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services Department. Throughout her career, she has worked on large electronic discovery cases both in Ireland and across Europe with various forensic teams. As part of her PhD studies, Vivienne was a member of of the Information Security Research Group at the University of Glamorgan. Here she spent a number of years working at their Forensic Laboratory, investigating cybercrimes and latest trends which fed into extensive research with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Ministry of Defence, Defence Science & Technology Labs and UK Security Service (MI5).

Vivienne obtained a PhD in the area of Computer Forensics from the University of Glamorgan and has contributed extensively in the area of IT Forensics Research. Vivienne holds positions on various academic boards for the validation of IT Forensic courses in Ireland and the UK.

Damian Griffin

Damian Griffin

Chief Technology Strategist, Irish Defence Forces

Through 2016-17, I created and led the secure strategic evolution of the Defence Forces ICT architecture.

The key challenge is in delivering a multi-tenanted application environment across security domains in a seamless manner to the end-user.

This aggressive technology transformation will enable Defence Force operations across land, sea and air from an ICT perspective for the next 5 years.

A proven, Senior Technology Executive working in a security first environment with a clear record of success in ICT strategy, advisory and delivery.

As a member of the IT Senior Management Team, I am responsible for consistently delivering IT value to the business through efficient, intelligent and practical solutions.

Tom Kellermann

Tom Kellermann

Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black

Tom is the Co-founder and Board member of Strategic Cyber Ventures. Tom Serves as a Global Fellow for the Wilson Center. Previously, Tom was the Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Trend Micro. Within this role Tom Kellermann was a trusted advisor for Cybersecurity. Tom was responsible for analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defensive strategies.

Tom Kellermann served as a Commissioner on The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and served as an advisor to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA).

From 2007-2015 Tom taught a course on Cybercrime as an adjunct Professor at American University's School of International Service and Kogod School of Business. Tom Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

In the early stages of his career Tom was the Senior Data Risk Management Specialist for the World Bank Treasury Security Team, where he was responsible for internal cyber-intelligence and policy and for advising central banks around the world about their cyber-risk posture and layered security architectures. In 2003, Tom co-authored the book "E-safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age."

Cliff Wilson

Cliff Wilson

Associate Partner, IBM Security – UKI

Cliff is a highly respected IT Management Consultant and IT Architect with over 30 years experience, - Historically, he has focused on the Defence, Intelligence and Blue-Light sectors – however, more recently, he has been responsible for supporting IBMs customers in the Industrial/Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Utilities sectors.

Cliff’s day to day focus is on the development of new security business opportunities with specific customers in IE&U. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and, specifically, the complex issues surrounding Industrial Controls Systems (ICS/SCADA) security have meant that Cliff’s activities have focused on the development of an end to end solution to address this huge emerging market. He brings hands-on experience to this effort from his days with the Eaton Corporation where he was involved in their global factory automation and integration programme.

Cliff is an enthusiastic collaborator and works very closely with colleagues in other IBM business units, and also with a number of specialist IBM Business Partners, to create compelling security solutions for his customers.

Married, with one child, he still tries to remain a keen road cyclist and can often be spotted on the back roads around Alresford in Hampshire.

Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy

Ethical Hacker, IBM

Julie Murphy is an ethical hacker at IBM and lectures part-time at ITB. Julie also has over 10 years technical experience in telecommunications working primarily with Fortune 500 companies. She has an MSc in Information Security and Digital Forensics and is currently working towards a PhD. Julie advocates education as a primary defence in security.

Edi Skraba

Edi Skraba

Lead Penetration Tester, Smarttech247

The Cybersecurity is a combined process, not a product.Working in IT Sector for over a decade, initially as a full stack developer, I had the opportunity to develop my career and diversify skillset across leading centralised web technologies.

Cybersecurity interest comes naturally as a progression of passion to sophisticated algorithms, breaking concrete IT rules, cryptography, networking, server environments and discovering new vectors of cyber attacks.

As a Lead Penetration Tester, I utilise my skillset to discover, exploit, harden and remediate cybersecurity problems for the business environments across the world.

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Managing Director, Healy Communications

Hank Thomas

Hank Thomas

CEO Strategic Cyber Ventures

Hank Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV). Hank leverages 21 years of experience in cybersecurity, military intelligence, management consulting, and business to identify, assess, invest in, and mature differentiated business and technology teams positioned to revolutionize the cybersecurity landscape. Hank serves as a member of the SCV board of directors and on the boards of cybersecurity product companies TrapX Security, ID DataWeb, E8 Security, and Polarity. All are a part of the SCV portfolio of companies. Before co-founding SCV, Hank served an 11-year tenure as an executive at Booz Allen Hamilton—a global strategy, technology, and consulting firm—leading a highly successful consulting business focused on military grade cybersecurity for both commercial and government clients. Hank also served as the director of Booz Allen’s Cyber4Sight™, a multi-capability, global-cyberthreat intelligence team supporting commercial and government clients around the globe.

Prior to his work at Booz Allen, Hank was commissioned through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) as an officer in the U.S. Army immediately upon graduation from Northwestern State University with a B.A. in Political Science. Selected for the Military Intelligence Corps, Hank served as an active duty intelligence officer for eight years in a variety of tactical, operational, and strategic assignments. Hank is currently completing his Master’s degree in Technology Managmement at Georgetown University and is active in the Washington D.C. business community.

Platinum Sponsors

Trend Micro
IBM
Palo Alto

Gold Sponsors

Smarttech
Strategic Ventures
F5 Networks
Nextgen

Silver Sponsors

Netscout
Esentire

Conference Schedule

Morning Sessions

  • Registration and Networking

  • US CyberSecurity Statements

  • Healthcare Records: The Fuel For Hackers

  • Protecting Your Company in The Age of Cyber Fraud

  • GDPR - Practical Steps To Compliance

  • Tea and Coffee break / Networking

  • Leveraging AI in all Aspects of Cyber Security

  • Strategies for Securing the Three Classes of IoT

  • Win The Cyberwar With Zero Trust

  • Special Guest: Tony Sales

  • Lunch and Networking

Afternoon Sessions - Panel Discussions

  • Panel Discussion 1 -Tackling Cyber Security and Fraud: Board Room Insights

  • Panel Discussion 2 - GDPR: Addressing Compliance Without Changing Your Business Model

  • Tea and Coffee Break / Networking

  • Panel discussion 3 - Think Like A Hacker, Act Like A CISO: Adopting Risk Based Methodologies

  • Panel discussion 4 - A Connected World: Securing the Future

  • Closing Remarks: Ronan Murphy, CEO Smarttech247

What is Zero Day Con?

Zero Day Con is an annual cybersecurity conference that offers the opportunity for senior business executives to learn about the latest cybersecurity trends and how to address today’s security challenges. By providing a combination of thought leadership, awareness and engagement, Zero Day Con brings together experts from around the world to discuss security architectures that provide higher levels of security posture.

Best cybersecurity conference I have attended so far.
The quality of presentations and speakers was excellent.
Excellent content and speakers, good networking opportunities.

Global Speakers

30+

Senior Executives

95%+

Delegates

500+

They've Spoken

Denis Kennelly

Denis Kennelly

VP Development & Technology, IBM Security Systems

Denis leads a global team of Offering/Product Managers, Development, Security Researchers and Technologists that deliver the IBM suite of Security Products/Services.

Some of his primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring customer investments in IBM products/services are realized and delivered on a continuous basis
  • Continuous Innovation and break thru thinking happens and is delivered at speed through IBM products and services.
  • IBM is a thought leader and trusted advisor when it comes to the Cyber Threat.

Denis joined IBM through the acquisition of Vallent Technologies in February 2007. With the formation of the IBM Security unit in 2012, Denis joined the new unit to lead up Product Development. Since then he has lead a major transformation of the IBM Security product portfolio while also integrating a number of strategic acquisitions that have broadened the IBM Security capabilities in the market.

Rick Ferguson

Rik Ferguson

Vice President Security Research, Trend Micro

Rik Ferguson, Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro, is a Special Advisor to Europol EC3, project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science and advisor to various UK government technology forums. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame

As a presenter at global industry events such as RSA, Mobile World Congress, InfoSecurity, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik addresses the challenges posed by emerging technology and online crime. He is frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world.

Rik writes the Countermeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro, he also writes regular columns for CIO, ZDNet, T3 and several other European publications. In this position, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise.

Dave Allen

Dave Allen

Vice President of Western Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Dave Allen is vice president of western Europe for Palo Alto Networks. In this role he is responsible for planning business strategy and overseeing its delivery to ensure outstanding sales performance and customer satisfaction across the UK, Ireland, South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Dave joined Palo Alto Networks in February 2016 from NetApp, where he was vice president and general manager for Northern Europe. His twenty years in industry has included time in in roles ranging from subsea robotics engineer, sysadmin and technologist and evangelist, to operations and consulting, into sales and business leadership across multiple countries.

Dave holds a Masters in Microelectronics from the University of Edinburgh, and enjoys weight training, winter sports and has a keen interest in the latest gadgets.

Richard Harpur

Richard Harpur

Group IT Risk Management, Fexco

Richard has worked for over 20 years in various senior technology management roles from software engineer through to CIO. Richard was involved in deploying the first Card Not Present currency exchange solution (DCC) in the European Card Payment market in 2005, and was CIO of the first Irish software company to achieve the Business Continuity Management Certification ISO22301 in 2012.

More recently Richard has been working as CIO for a software solution provider serving the largest US mortgage servicer, and is now spending his time managing IT risk and information security for a financial services multi-national.

Richard has been involved in ensuring all companies he works with attain and retain industry certification such as ISO27001, ISO22301, PCI DSS, and ITIL certifications. Richard is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and in his spare time he shares his opinions and insight on Information Security management on his blog www.richardharpur.com and on twitter @rharpur.

Bryan McCarthy

Bryan McCarthy

Partner & Head of Cyber & Data Protection at Ronan Daly Jermyn

Bryan McCarthy leads Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Cyber and Data Protection Group, representing companies on a broad range of data management issues, including cyber and data security, notification of breaches, data subject access requests, data transfers outside the EEA, employee data, due diligence in sales of corporate assets and compliance training.

Martin Leahy

Martin Leahy

Chief Technology Officer, Abtran

An accomplished IT leader, anchoring IT as a core driver of business expansion, I specialise in building effective structure and aligning organisations towards the achievement of clear business goals and objectives. In developing strong and capable IT leaders I ensure that IT can deliver at all levels in the organisation and that real results are the constant focus.

Through a significant history in regulated medical and pharmaceutical industries and through high-profile leadership in the service and BPO industry I have developed deep technical knowledge as well as skills and expertise that can ensure accomplishment and success in the all IT disciplines.

An effective presenter and communicator in all media and a developer of strong relationships within an organisation, I can ensure the success of programs to deliver real business progression and change.

Enda Kyne

Enda Kyne

Chief Technology and Operations Officer at FBD Insurance

Enda Kyne is a Senior Executive with significant experience in IT consulting, management consulting, IT management, business leadership and business change.  With a career to date spanning over 30 years, Enda has worked in large structured corporate environments and also in rapidly growing start-up organisations.  He joined FBD Insurance plc as Chief Technology and Operations Office in January 2017, having previously worked with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Pathfinder, Bank of Ireland, Vision Consulting and Cap Gemini in a number of senior roles. He was also appointed to the e-Health Ireland Committee by the HSE Directorate in 2015. Enda holds a BSc in Information Technology from Dublin City University.

Kurt Pipal

Kurt Pipal

FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kurt has spent more than twelve years of his career in the FBI’s Counterintelligence and Cyber Divisions working cases that protected national security. His primary focus has been state-sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) intrusions cases that included cross-jurisdictional cooperation at all levels of government. From 2010-2012, Kurt was assigned to FBI Headquarters as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Cyber Division, he coordinated and led multiple teams that were investigating and mitigating various APT threats. He received the FBI Director's Award for Excellence and the U.S. Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service for the groundbreaking case against the five 3PLA hackers charged with economic espionage in 2014. He is currently the Assistant Legal Attaché for the FBI in London, where he represents the FBI on cyber matters.

Anne Sloane

Anne Sloane

IS Senior Director, Global Manufacturing, Stryker

Information Technology executive with significant leadership, change management, and business transformation experience. A global leader, and IS Business Partner with significant business & technology experience.

Responsible for Information Services for a Global Manufacturing footprint in the MedTech sector.

Experience in IT Leadership, Solution Design & Deployment, Applications Development, and IT Compliance and Business Intelligence.

Significant experience in multiple industries including Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical and Semiconductor Manufacturing as well as commercial experience in the Information Technology Sector.

Brian Padden

Brian Padden

Head of IT - Dairygold

Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney

Information Security Executive at AIB Bank

Gary is AIB’s Head of Cyber Security Transformation where he leads the effort to develop the capabilities to address the Cyber Security challenges of tomorrow. Gary has nearly 20 years of Information Security experience having held senior positions within banks and financial institutions in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Gary joined AIB from Commonwealth Bank in 2015. His current areas of focus are strategic security. threat management and the development of business focused information security practices. In addition to his information security roles Gary has also spent time in academia as professor finance at IE Business school, Madrid.

Anthony O'Callaghan

Anthony O'Callaghan

Director of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Johnson Controls

Successful results driven IT executive with over 15 years of experience in enterprise-level technology solutions and management.

Holding an extensive background in enterprise level IT transformation activities having built solution centres from the ground up in order to support multi-billion dollar companies.

I am currently employed as the global director of business intelligence for Tyco and am tasked with transforming the company into a data driven enterprise leveraging best in class IT solutions.

Prior to my current role in Tyco I enjoyed a 13 year career with Flextronics. During my time there I wore many hats, I lead the IT operations group spanning 15 of Flextronics EMEA sites, initiated and directed a BI enablement team focussed on delivering business insight to the EMEA region, lead the EMEA IT Implementations group, managed large scale global deployments, IT account manager for some of their largest customers, lead architect of the cloud strategy team, developed as a functional logistics and enterprise planning consultant and at the beginning I worked within local IT as a network administrator.

Dervla Mannion

Dervla Mannion

Vice President European Operations Centre at Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in IT security, appointed Dervla Mannion as its Vice President of European Operations Centre in early 2013. Having joined the security firm in 2003, she rose through the ranks as one of its leading managers from its London base, and later transitioned to the Japanese company’s European HQ in Cork.

A graduate of Dublin City University and University of Dortmund (Germany), Dervla has held a variety of tech leadership roles spanning sales, marketing and operations functions, both in Ireland and abroad (Germany, The Netherlands and UK). Prior to this, Dervla operated in mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on emerging growth markets. Dervla is a member of the Digital Sales Council in Ireland – a council formed in 2015 of executive sales leaders, providing thought leadership and governance around the vibrant EMEA Inside Sales sector.

She is also an active member of Cork’s booming tech sector, where she remains a board member of the IT@Cork European Technology Cluster, a non-profit independent business organisation representing the interests of the IT industry in Ireland.

In 2015, Dervla Mannion was nominated one of Irelands Top 20 influencers in the global tech industry.

Niamh Muldoon

Niamh Muldoon

EU Information Security Director at DocuSign

Niamh is DocuSigns EU Information Security Director. She joined DocuSign with 15 years’ experience in the Information Security profession. The first 12 years of her career were spent working on Information Security teams for an Irish Financial Institution (AIB), she then progressed her career to manage the security strategy program portfolio for an Irish online eGaming company (Paddy Power). In 2014 she took her career global and set-up the EMEA Privacy and Compliance team for a cloud application provider (Workday) embedding privacy and compliance into the European headquarters here in Dublin.

She describes herself as “Born to Protect” as she protected the goals in her football sporting life and continues to protect data in her professional life. Niamh qualified as the youngest female in Ireland to obtain the Information Security CISSP qualification back in 2004. In her spare time she likes to give back to the Information Security industry by lecturing at National College Ireland, sitting on Global (ISC)2 Scholarship review panels and mentoring those new to the Information Security Profession. Niamh is based out of DocuSign EMEA headquarters in Dublin.

Pavel Gladyshev

Pavel Gladyshev

Programme Director of MSc in Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing at University College Dublin

Dr. Gladyshev is an internationally recognized expert in the field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation. He holds a PhD in Computer Science with specialization in Digital Forensics, and his academic research focuses on the development of automated reasoning algorithms for analysis of digital evidence.

Dr. Gladyshev has been working with the Law Enforcement since 1998 when he designed the first cybercrime training course for An Garda Siochana. He joined University College Dublin as a lecturer in 2005 and directed the development of UCD’s MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation that became an international success story with over 150 law enforcement students enrolled annually. Dr. Gladyshev founded Digital Forensics Investigation Research Laboratory (DigitalFIRE) in 2007 and established UCD’s MSc programme in Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing for the private sector in 2009.

In his extra curricular capacity Dr. Gladyshev serves as an invited expert to INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group and works part-time as a director consultant in the digital forensics division of Grant Thornton Ireland. He also serves as a cybercrime department editor for the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine and participates as editorial board member in the production of several academic journals in the field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation. In 2014, Dr. Gladyshev was elected to the board of directors of DFRWS.org a US not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of digital forensics education worldwide, and he is chairing the technical programme committee of DFRWS EU 2017 conference that will take place in Germany in March 21-23 of next year.

Paul Hyland

Paul Hyland

Group Information Governance and Security Manager at Glen Dimplex

Paul is an experienced information security, risk and compliance professional currently working for Glen Dimplex, the world's largest manufacturer of electrical heating, and also holds significant global market positions in domestic appliances, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solutions.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Director of Partner Development, EMEA

Jamie Cowper

Jamie Cowper

Director of EMEA Marketing at IBM Resilient

Jamie Cowper is the Director of EMEA Marketing for Resilient, an IBM Company. He has previously served as the Senior Director of Business Development and Marketing at Nok Nok Labs.

Prior to this, he was Director of European Marketing at Veracode and PGP Corporation, as well as business development and product marketing roles at Symantec, Mirapoint and Critical Path. Jamie has significant industry expertise across a wide range of Information Security areas, including Authentication, Encryption, Email and Application Security.

He has spoken at a large number of industry events across Europe and Asia, including RSA, Gartner and Forrester conferences and contributed articles to many leading IT publications.

Alan Jenkins

Alan Jenkins

Associate Partner at IBM Security

Alan Jenkins is a charismatic and effective leader, with strong technical expertise across all security disciplines but particularly cyber, accrued over 25+ years as a practitioner. He possesses broad experience in both private & public sectors and has a track record of devising and implementing strategic change programmes within the security, privacy & risk functions to deliver business benefit at optimum cost that is fit-for-purpose. He is a passionate supporter of Security Convergence and has served on ASIS Europe's related sub-committee for the past 3 years. He joined IBM in November 2015 as an Associate Partner focused on the Financial Services Sector.

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

Windows BG Lead at Microsoft Ireland

Shirley Finnerty is the Business Group Lead for Windows and Devices in Microsoft Ireland. With over 20 years specialising in Devices with Mobile Operators and Microsoft, she has experienced the evolution of the workplace extending beyond the office in support of employees working productively from multiple locations. One of the challenge of a mobile workforce is to ensure users identities, data and devices are protected. Shirley will discuss Security and how it relates to supporting mobility in Organisations.

Mark Brosnan

Mark Brosnan

CEO at Xanadu Consultancy

Mark would consider himself to be 50% Software Technologist and 50% Economist which makes him a 100% Xanadu CEO. Mark has been involved in the online gaming sector since early 2003 where he has been at the forefront of cutting edge technology and at the sharp end of the online gaming sector. Mark has extensive knowledge of sports betting and trading technologies. With 9 years of in-depth betting exchange development experience he has an intimate, in-depth and rare understanding of what it takes to build, maintain and innovate with a highly transactional and highly available environment.

Mark views both process and software development from an economist and business driven angle. This approach coupled with his passion for innovation should help Xanadu become a leading player in software development and support for leading edge online platforms.

Roland Cloutier

Roland Cloutier

Staff Vice President, Chief Security Officer, ADP

As Staff Vice President and Chief Security Officer of ADP, Roland Cloutier brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of global protection and security leadership to one of the world's largest providers of human capital management solutions. With over 25 years of experience in the military, law enforcement, and commercial sector, Roland is one of the leading experts in corporate and enterprise security, cyber-defense program development, and business operations protection. At ADP, a global provider of comprehensive payroll services and human resources management solutions, Roland has functional and operational responsibility for cyber, information protection, operational risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative and protective security operations worldwide. Prior to ADP, Roland served as Vice President and CSO of EMC, was a United States Air Force Combat Security Specialist, and an Aerospace Protection and Anti-Terrorism Specialist for the Department of Defense. He also specialized in fraud and healthcare crime as part of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tracey Pretorius

Tracey Pretorius

Director, Cybersecurity & Cloud Strategy, Issues Management

Director, Cybersecurity & Cloud Strategy, Issues Management, Microsoft Corporation, oversees strategy and execution to ensure timely and accurate worldwide communication to Microsoft’s customers and partners surrounding a wide range of issues. She also oversees communication strategy for the topics of cybersecurity, data privacy and cloud service reliability, responding to customer, media and industry influentials around the clock. Tracey is also responsible for the company’s outreach to a wide variety of individuals and companies working in the field of security, which includes sharing information regarding threat research and intelligence, events for security researchers to encourage the responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities, and active protection programs for the security community. She drives global strategies to address company perception on topics that can influence customer trust in technology, and areas of accessibility and geopolitical quality are additional responsibilities. Tracey works closely with executives and colleagues to provide details for customers and partners to take any necessary action, if or when, needed. She is a regular speaker at customer engagements, law enforcement discussion forums, and industry events. Tracey also meets regularly with customers to share best practices for the protection of critical infrastructure and information technology systems. She designed, created and drove the implementation of a Microsoft crisis response management process for the company, built on Microsoft Dynamics. Now a valued, top notch process that ensures quick assessments of key facts to drive accuracy and efficiencies, especially of media management, the system regularly helps the team to work collaboratively with various groups in order to help to protect company and customers’ reputations during a time of crisis. Joining Microsoft in 2004, Ms. Pretorius has led some of the company’s most high profile perception campaigns and product launches, including Windows and Internet Explorer, and also worked in establishing Microsoft’s credibility in cloud computing with the introduction of the Windows Azure platform. In her over 20 years’ of international experience, she has been privileged to lead and implement a number of global programs and has spent considerable time working in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Tracey currently resides in Washington State in the United States of America. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of South Africa, where she majored in Communications and Industrial Psychology. She is a member of the Executive Women’s Forum for security, privacy and risk management professionals and a member representative at KPMG’s I-4 Forum for Information Security & Risk professionals where she regularly speaks on hot industry topics. Tracey also actively participates in industry event panels, with a particular focus on APTs, data breach concerns and response. Her outside of work interests include indoor cycling, travel, exploring art galleries, fine dining and wine tasting. She can always be found enjoying a good book!

Sean Kanuck

Sean Kanuck

Former National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues

Sean Kanuck is an attorney and strategic consultant who advises governments, corporations, and entrepreneurs on the future of information technology. Sean is affiliated with Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation and has received several international appointments, including: Director of the Future Conflict and Cyber Security program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, England), Chair of the Research Advisory Group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (Hague, Netherlands), Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and Distinguished Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi, India).

Sean served as the United States' first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016. He came to the National Intelligence Council after a decade of experience with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center, the White House National Security Council, and the United States delegation to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on international information security. Prior to government service, Sean practiced law with Skadden Arps in New York, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and banking matters. He holds degrees from Harvard University (A.B., J.D.), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), and the University of Oslo (LL.M.). He also proudly serves as a Trustee of the Center for Excellence in Education in McLean, Virginia.

Jon Clay

Jon Clay

Director: Global Threat Communications

Jon Clay is responsible for managing marketing messages and external publication of all the threat research and intelligence within Trend Micro as well different core technologies. As an accomplished public speaker with hundreds of speaking sessions around the globe, Jon focuses on the threat landscape and the use of big data in protecting against today’s sophisticated threats. Jon has held roles within Trend Micro as a Sales Engineer, Sales Engineering Manager, Training Manager and Product Marketing Manager for SMB prior to taking over as Director of Global Threat Communications. Jon is also a volunteer speaker for the Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. This experience has given him a broad technical background and understanding of the security requirements of businesses as well as an excellent understanding of the threat landscape. In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing & fly tying, golf, tennis, and spending time with his family.

Jeff Lunglhofer

Jeff Lunglhofer

Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at BNY Mellon.

Jeff is a Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at BNY Mellon. As CISO, he is responsible for defining, building and operating a highfunctioning, enterprise-level cyber-security organization that securely enables BNY Mellon's core businesses, protects the assets of the company and its clients, and preserves shareholder value. The security organization collaborates with a wide range of internal and external clients to securely enable new technologies and securely drive innovation across all BNY Mellon platforms and services. Jeff is also a member of the senior leadership team for BNY Mellon's Client Technology Solutions group. Previously, Jeff led the Cyber Financial Services practice at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. During his 18 year tenure with Booz Allen, Jeff provided cyber security services and expertise to a wide range of financial institutions as well as other commercial and government clients. His experience includes providing cyber security support to many of he top U.S. and global financial institutions and helping complex financial services organizations establish comprehensive cyber security strategies, to providing technical assessment services such as penetration testing and dynamic web assessments for mission critical platforms and applications. In his role at Booz Allen, Jeff led a number of regulatory compliance and cyber security engagements for BNY Mellon, establishing a strong foundation for his current role as CISO. Mr. Lunglhofer has held a variety of technical cyber security certifications over the course of his career, and received his undergraduate degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

Chad Holmes

Chad Holmes

Partner/Principal and Cyber Chief Technology, Strategy and Innovation Officer

Chad Holmes is a Partner/Principal, CTO, and Strategy, Innovation and Growth leader for Ernst & Young’s LLP’s (EY) Advisory Services Cybersecurity practice. He is also the global threat intelligence & cyber digital leader and has more than 18 years in the cybersecurity space that extends across all industries at a global scale. Chad also holds a top secret government clearance because of his work as a cyber intelligence liaison officer.

Directly prior to EY, Chad was the Chief Technology and Intelligence Officer at FireEye/Mandiant, where he was on the forefront of helping organizations prepare for, respond to and contain some of the largest cybersecurity breaches and malicious actors. He focused on providing strategic direction to mature and optimize organizations overall security posture. During his tenure at FireEye/Mandiant, he was able to translate business objectives into actionable, repeatable and reliable cybersecurity solutions that he delivered to the market. He was directly or indirectly responsible for technology innovation, engineering, product management, threat intelligence, corporate strategy, consultative services and strategic sales operations.

Trent R. Teyema

Trent R. Teyema

Chief of Cyber Readiness Section and Chief Operating Officer Cyber Division - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

JMr. Trent R. Teyema is a dynamic and motivational Senior Executive Service (SES) Special Agent with the FBI. He is a leader with over 25 years of extensive background in high-risk national security and law enforcement environments. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in information security, incident response, digital forensics, and cybersecurity policy. Mr. Teyema currently is the FBI’s Chief for Cyber Readiness and Chief Operating Officer where he is responsible for all business operations for the Cyber Division. In this role, he drove operating strategy and execution which increased the overall cyber readiness posture of the FBI. Most recently, he served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of Counterintelligence, Cyber, and digital forensics for the Los Angeles Field Office. Prior to this, he was a Senior Supervisory Inspector in the Inspection Division responsible for conducting audits, inspections, After Action Reviews of mass casualty events. As the first Cyber Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) at the Washington Field Office (WFO), he established the Cyber Branch, which was responsible for all cyber, intellectual property rights, crimes against children investigations, and directed three digital forensic laboratories. Mr. Teyema and his team were nominated for the 2013 FBI’s Director’s Award for Technology Innovation for the accomplishments of the National Forensics Task Force. From 2010 to 2011, he served as the Director of Cybersecurity Policy on the White House’s National Security Council, where he was responsible for managing US Government’s response to national cyber incidents and the formulation of cybersecurity policy. In 2008, Mr. Teyema was the FBI’s Nation Program Office Chief for President Bush’s Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative (CNCI). At the same time he founded and led the FBI’s National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) which coordinated and investigated the most serious cyber threats to the national and economic security of the United States. In 2010, he received the 2010 FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation for his successes at the NCIJTF. Mr. Teyema began his FBI career in 1995 as a Special Agent in Los Angeles, CA where he investigated some of the most high profile and significant cybercrime cases in the country, to include the first Internet stock manipulation scheme. Mr. Teyema has taught and lectured extensively on information security, infrastructure protection, and digital forensics. He has a Master of Forensic Science (MFS) from The George Washington University, a certified, and is an adjunct faculty for the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Certifications: FBI Certified Cyber Investigator; FBI Certified Cyber Field Instructor; CISM - Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); CRISC Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control; Leading Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC)

Ravi Devireddy

Ravi Devireddy

Founder and CTO

Ravi Devireddy is the Founder and CTO of E8 Security, company focused on transforming security operations by automating the learning of user and device behaviors to discover malicious activity. Ravi is a thought leader and practitioner in the areas of applied machine learning in fraud and cybersecurity domains. Most recently, Ravi was head of security analytics at Visa Inc., where he led the company’s strategic cybersecurity initiatives to protect the infrastructure used to process $6 trillion in global payment card transactions.

Ann Kirschner

Ann Kirschner

Director, Strategic Cyber Ventures

Ann Kirschner is president of Comma International, consultants in media, technology, and education, and University Professor at The City University of New York. She is a veteran of four start-ups in cable, satellite, and online. As the first digital strategist for the National Football League, she launched NFL.COM and SUPERBOWL.COM. She founded FATHOM with Columbia University, London School of Economics, and other leading institutions, one of the first e-learning companies. Most recently, she served as Dean of Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and Strategic Advisor to the Chancellor, where she was founding director of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship (WiTNY) initiative at CUNY and Cornell Tech. Ann Kirschner serves on the board of Strategic Cyber Ventures and Cricket Media, Footsteps, the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, and FIRSTnyc. She is a trustee of Princeton University. She is a frequent speaker and writer on innovation in media, technology, and education and author of Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story (2006) and Lady at the OK Corral: the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp (2013). She is a graduate of University of Buffalo, University of Virginia, and received her PhD from Princeton University, where she was Whiting Fellow in the Humanities. Comma Communications International Founded in 1991 by Ann Kirschner, Comma Communications International provides a range of advisory services for institutions and organizations focused on media, technology, and education.

Paul Battista

Paul Battista

CEO

Paul Battista is CEO and Co-Founder of Polarity, creator of the world’s first commercial memory augmentation platform. Prior to Polarity, Paul was an intelligence officer for the United States Government and participated in all elements of the intelligence cycle from planning operations through dissemination to senior policy makers in the White House. Before his government service, Paul was a senior engineer for Aetna Inc., a penetration tester, and incident responder for multiple Fortune 100 customers.

David Lashway

David C. Lashway

Global Co-Chair

David C. Lashway is the Global Co-Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Global Cybersecurity Practice and is located in Washington, DC. He focuses his practice in the areas of crisis management, internal investigations, and complex criminal, civil and administrative litigation, and has significant experience advising clients with respect to various aspects of cybersecurity related matters. He is a sought-after lawyer who advises the Fortune 100 on the full lifecycle of enterprise risks associated with information security, including before, during and after a network breach, as well as federal regulatory and criminal matters. He regularly conducts global investigations around the theft or compromise of confidential data, and is repeatedly called upon to litigate post-data breach issues. His clients include investment banks, publicly traded and private companies, trade associations and individual executives, and his matters span the globe. Mr. Lashway is a frequent speaker, a recognized leader in Chambers, and is included in The Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers for crisis management and cybersecurity. Mr. Lashway and his team were awarded Corporate Counsel Magazine’s 2017 Gold Winner for Cyber/Privacy Counsel in its annual Best of Corporate Counsel rankings based on a survey of over 1,500 corporate counsel, and BTI recently listed the team as best at cybersecurity among all leading law firms. Mr. Lashway has lived in Washington, DC for over 20 years, and serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations.

Dave Coxe

Dave Coxe

CEO

David Coxe is the CEO of ID DataWeb, Inc. (www.iddataweb.com), and is responsible for the strategic vision and operations of the company. ID DataWeb’s Attribute Exchange Network (AXN) is an integrated identity security platform which provides digital identity proofing, flexible account onboarding, strong adaptive authentication, and attribute based access control in a seamless, integrated experience. The AXN delivers solutions using industry standard protocols and support for EU privacy regulations, making it simple to start from scratch, or integrate with existing security stacks. With more than 15 years of identity management experience, Mr. Coxe was the Principal Investigator for the NSTIC Pilot programs that started in 2013 and has continued to be very active in the development and implementation of related identity standards and community trust frameworks. He co-chaired the Attribute Exchange Working Group (AXWG) at the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) for implementing the business, legal, technical, policy/privacy and assessor/certification requirements for the Attribute Exchange (AX) trust framework specification that was approved by the OIX Board in June 2013. Since then, Mr. Coxe has been working with industry participants including government agencies, lawyers, policy makers, and business leaders to design, build, and use online identity solutions and trust framework ecosystems using the AXN. Mr. Coxe is also the co-founder and Board Member of Criterion Systems, a successful Federal Systems Integrator supporting cyber security and other technology initiatives for DoD, civilian agency and intelligence community customers in highly classified environments.

Moshe Ben Simon

Moshe Ben Simon

Co-Founder & VP Services, Trapx Labs

Sean Weppner

Sean Weppner

Managing Director at Nisos Group

Sean Weppner is a skilled technologist, strategic business leader, and cybersecurity expert experienced in building solutions and leading engineering and data science teams within the commercial space and the United States Defense and Intelligence Communities. As Managing Director for Operations at Nisos Group, Sean oversees client engagement, product management, and is responsible for building the firm's technology partnership strategy. His unique background allows him to provide the bridge between the highly technical prowess of Nisos’ operators and the needs of business leaders to drive impacts and outcomes for Nisos Group's many clients. Before joining Nisos, Sean spent nearly 10 years consulting in the Defense and Intelligence communities, providing expertise in cloud and distributed computing, and delivered everything from prototypes to enterprise level capabilities in the realm of data ingest, storage, analysis, and visualization. During his time in the DoD and IC Sean acquired a specialization in Deep Learning and delivered capabilities by turning forward leaning academic research into operational statistical models which could then be used to analyze vast amounts of image and text data. Sean is an active member of the State University of New York University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Deans Advisory Council and is a Cloudera Certified Apache Hadoop Developer.

Simone Petrella

Simone Petrella

Chief Cyberstrategy Officer

Simone Petrella is Chief Cybersecurity Officer at CyberVista, where she leads product development and delivery of cybersecurity training and education curriculums as well as workforce initiatives for executives, cyber practitioners, and continuing education. Previously, Simone was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she helped build the firm's cybersecurity practice in the commercial sector focusing on the creation of cyber fusion centers and the integration of cyber threat intelligence, security operations, and cyber defense operations into effective cyber security operations. For a decade she led the firm's all source cyber threat intelligence business in the national security and Defense sectors, where she built out a threat capability and team with in depth subject matter expertise in all aspects of cyber threat intelligence, including intelligence support to both defensive and offensive operations. Her areas of specialty included predictive cyber intelligence based on an understanding of the threat adversary and developing service offerings to integrate intelligence into exercises to provide realistic cyber scenarios. Simone received her J.D. with honors from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government and a M.A. in International Law and Policy. She is a member of Women in International Security and is admitted to the New York Bar. A native of New Jersey, she has resided in Washington D.C. since 2000.

JD Sherry

JD Sherry

Chief Revenue Officer

JD Sherry is well-versed in enterprise security and data center architecture and has successfully implemented large-scale public, private and hybrid clouds emphasizing security architecture best practices. Over the last decade, Sherry has established himself as a trusted senior advisor for the protection of the payment card industry (PCI), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and personally identi able information (PII) data. As vice president of portfolio strategy in the O ce of the CISO at Optiv, Sherry focuses on security and compliance aspects that enable clients to be successful in planning, building and running their cloud ecosystems, spanning across private, public and most commonly hybrid cloud computing environments. Sherry also o ers strategic consulting at the C-level and board level. Previously, Sherry spent the last decade in senior leadership roles, most recently serving as CEO of cloud cyber security upstart Cavirin, transforming them into a risk and compliance player. Under his leadership, Cavirin was ranked among the top 20 ho est cyber security companies in 2015, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Additionally, Sherry served as global vice president for Trend Micro where he focused on cyber security program e orts, managing vendor relationships and collaborating on business development activities pertaining to the advancement of cyber security best practices.

Prior to Trend Micro, Sherry served as vice president of technology for seven years at publicly traded NIC/EGOV, where he was chartered to lead corporate technology initiatives and formulate EGOV.com’s centralized security and technology vision. While at NIC/EGOV.com, he managed technology platforms that processed more than $18 billion in payments on behalf of citizens, businesses and governments. Sherry also held various leadership positions at Honeywell FM&T, which manufactures and assembles 85 percent of the non-nuclear components in nuclear weapons. Sherry interfaces regularly with the media to provide expert insight on the state of cyber security and how individuals and organizations can adequately protect themselves from loss. He previously held a Top Secret clearance, and has an MBA IT degree from Jones University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Yvette Connor

Yvette Connor

Chief Risk Officer at Focal Point Data Risk

Yvette Connor is the Chief Risk Officer at Focal Point Data Risk, LLC.  In that role, she leads Focal Point’s Executive Risk Consulting practice, as well as taking a strategic role overseeing the firm’s Cyber Balance Sheet initiative. Yvette joined Focal Point from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), where she was Managing Director of Insurance and Risk Advisory Services with a dedicated focus on enterprise-wide risk management and compliance. Prior to A&M, she served as the Director of Client Engagement for Marsh, where she was responsible for the top 1500 client relationships and a member of the analytics team supporting Global Risk Management clients. She previously was the Director of Risk Management at Vulcan Inc., a privately held company, with a diverse portfolio of more than 200 operating companies, where she led the development of a multi-disciplinary risk management department. Earlier, she served as Vice President of Risk Management at Roll International, a global food producer. In 2013, Business Insurance magazine named Connor as one of the “Women to Watch” in Risk Management and Insurance. In 2009, Treasury and Risk magazine recognized Connor as one of the top “40 under 40” professionals in her field.

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RDJ
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Hiscox
Strategic Cyber Ventures
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Nextgen
Stealthbits
Willis Tower Watson
CIX
ISACA
TrapX Security
ISACA
E8 Security
ID Data Web
Polarity
Nissos Group
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