CISO, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Dr. Rohan Amin is the global CISO for JPMorgan Chase, responsible for the firm’s global cyber defense strategy, cyber operations and multi-year “cyber uplift” program. This includes ensuring the firm has a fortress foundation in conducting its technology operations, managing global cybersecurity operations centers, training and exercise programs, and enhancing the company’s data security capabilities. Amin is a member of the firm’s global technology operating committee and is on the board of directors for FS-ISAC.
Amin joined JPMorgan Chase in 2014 as head of cybersecurity operations. He came to JPMorgan Chase from Lockheed Martin, where he led the development of the corporation’s global computer network defense strategy and the creation of the company's incident response team, the corporation’s hub for security operations and intelligence. He also ran Lockheed Martin’s global cybersecurity solutions division that provided advanced cyber and electronic warfare systems and solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community and international customers. Amin is a three-time recipient of Lockheed Martin’s NOVA award, its highest recognition, for establishing the company’s leadership in cybersecurity. Within the defense industry, he was instrumental in establishing the Defense Security Information Exchange, a cyber threat fusion and sharing forum between major defense industrial base partners. He also co-authored the seminal paper on intelligence-driven defense and the cyber kill chain, which introduced the world to new analytical tradecraft for combating advanced persistent threats.
Amin obtained his B.S. in computer and telecommunications engineering and his master's of science in telecommunications and networking from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received his doctoral degree in information security from the George Washington University.
Director, Professional Services, FireEye
Nick Bennett is a director of professional services in Mandiant’s New York office. He has more than 12 years of experience in the computer security industry. Bennett’s particular areas of interest include forensic, incident response, mobile security, network and application vulnerability assessments, and security architecture design.
While working with Mandiant, Bennett has provided computer forensic and incident response support to Fortune 100 organizations, financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, and the defense industrial base. In addition, he has served as an advisor to an international election commission.
Prior to joining Mandiant, Bennett was a security consultant with Symantec Corporation. There, he supported a 24-hour security operation center where he provided incident response for large state networks, conducted vulnerability assessments of state networks and performed forensic analysis of compromised devices to investigate intrusions.
Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service
James Brenneman, assistant to the special agent in charge for the U.S. Secret Service, supervises the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force.
He began his career as a special agent with the Secret Service in 1999 in the New York field office. During his time with the Secret Service, Brenneman was assigned to several details including the Presidential protective division, dignitary protective division for the UN and liaised with local law enforcement across Europe.
CSIRO, BNY Mellon
Jeffrey Brown is corporate senior information risk officer for BNY Mellon Investment Management. With a portfolio of more than $1.7T, it is one of the top U.S. wealth management firms. Brown is a recognized information security and IT risk expert with a strong track record of nearly two decades implementing cost-effective controls for global Fortune 500 financial institutions including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and AIG.
Brown authored multiple publications and works closely with industry organizations, including FS-ISAC, ISSA and ISACA. He has been a governing body member of both the Evanta New York and Connecticut CISO Executive Summits since their inception.
He holds a B.A. and an M.S. from Pace University and has multiple industry certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CRISC and PMP.
Director of Developer Engagement, Veracode
As director of developer engagement at Veracode, Peter Chestna provides customers with practical advice on how to successfully roll out developer-centric application security programs. Relying on more than 10 years of direct AppSec practitioner experience as both a developer and development leader, he provides information on best practices amassed from personal and professional experience.
Chestna joined Veracode as a software developer and was instrumental in delivering the first version of Veracode’s service to customers. Later, as director of platform engineering, he built and managed agile teams — responsible for delivering Veracode’s SaaS platform — and developed the first DevOps team to deliver microservices.
Along with spearheading a multitude of Veracode’s IT and business initiatives, Chestna commands more than 25 years’ experience developing software and has been granted three patents.
Information Security Manager, Publishers Clearing House
CISO, Boston Consulting Group Inc.
Global Director of Information Security & Risk Management, Coty Inc.
Brendan Conway is the global director of information security and risk management at Coty Inc., a leader in the fragrance, cosmetics and beauty industry. With 14 years of information security experience, Conway has spent nearly 8 years at Coty, building a leading information security and risk management program, and has supported the transition of the company from private to public. In his role, Conway is responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives to ensure data and technology resources are protected throughout the organization. As the company continues to grow through significant merger and acquisition activity, he remains focused on maturing and growing information security and risk management services as formal business processes.
Conway has been a CISSP holder for more than 9 years and also is registered as a CISM and CRISC professional. He holds a bachelor's of science in computer information systems and a master's of science in information assurance from Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the U.S.
SVP, Security Products, VMware
Tom Corn is senior vice president of security products at VMware. Prior to this role, Corn was the chief strategy officer for RSA, where he ran corporate strategy, M&A, alliances, and the office of the CTO — including RSA Labs and advanced development. Corn held other roles at RSA including GM of the data security business.
Prior to RSA, he was vice president of marketing at Mazu Networks, a pioneer in the network behavior analysis market. He also served as vice president of marketing at NextNine, a developer of process automation software for network infrastructure. Previously, Corn also spent six years at Avid Technology where he was responsible for product marketing and management for the company's professional editing solutions business unit, and he has held consulting and sales engineering roles at companies including Accenture and AICorp.
Corn holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Harvard University.
Head of Cyber Services, Leidos
David Cronin, head of the cyber services team at Leidos, is the executive responsible for the delivery of cybersecurity services to commercial clients primarily in oil and gas, utilities, financial services, health and life sciences, manufacturing, telecommunications, and IT industries. His responsibilities include business strategy, client account management, program management, service delivery and professional and consulting services.
Previously, Cronin was managing director of cybersecurity and compliance at KPMG and a principal at Booz | Allen | Hamilton, where he was responsible for overall program implementation for a large team of cyber and compliance professionals as well as interpretation of compliance regulations, gap analysis, risk assessment and technology recommendations.
Chief Product Officer, Cybereason
Sam Curry is an IT security visionary with more than 20 years of IT security industry experience.
Previously, Curry served as chief technology and security officer at Arbor Networks, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Arbor’s technology, security and innovation roadmap. Previously, he spent more than seven years at RSA (the Security Division of EMC) in a variety of senior management positions, including chief strategy officer, chief technologist and senior VP of product management and product marketing. Sam has also held senior roles at Microstrategy, Computer Associates and McAfee.
VP, Worldwide Sales Engineering, Cylance
Gabe Deale, VP worldwide sales engineer at Cylance, has rapidly expanded the worldwide sales engineering team since signing on in 2014.
Previously, he spent more than 14 years holding various roles in consulting, sales engineering, SE leadership, consulting leadership and startup development. Having seen early machine-learning technologies grow out of big data challenges, he realized it was the advent of a paradigm shift. These experiences provided a unique vantage point from which to help the industry evolve and drove Deale into his role at Cylance.
Global Chief Privacy Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Orrie Dinstein, global chief privacy officer at March & McLennan Companies, has global responsibility for data protection. He works closely with legal and compliance, and IT and information security teams to establish policies, procedures, processes and tools related to privacy and data protection matters.
He is a member of the New York State Bar and the Israel Bar. He is a certified information privacy professional and a frequent speaker on privacy, security, technology and social media matters.
Dinstein received an LL.M. degree in intellectual property from NYU School of Law and is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Law.
CISO, Royal Bank of Canada
David Fairman, CISO for the Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for the strategy, oversight and governance for information security and cybersecurity across RBC’s global network. In his tenure at RBS, he lived and worked in the UK, The Netherlands and the USA.
Previously, Fairman was with JP Morgan Chase & Co holding the positions of deputy technology controls officer and global head of technology risk and control practices. Prior to that, Fairman was with RBS, holding several roles including CISO RBS Americas and head of IS EMEA.
Fairman received his B.S. in software engineering and computer science from Queensland University of Technology. He also completed two master’s degrees from the University of Southern Queensland, one in business administration and the second in project management.
Exec. Dir., Center on Law & Security Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
VP & CISO, L'Oréal Americas
Zouhair Guelzim is an accomplished information security executive with more than 20 years of experience. He currently serves as VP and CISO for L’Oréal USA, the Americas subsidiary of the L’Oréal Group, the world's largest cosmetics company and the leader in the beauty industry. He is responsible for the overall information security program, which includes the company’s information risk and security strategies, planning, governance, architecture, and operations. He is a member of the IT leadership team and he is instrumental in enabling L’Oréal’s innovation and digital transformation to drive business growth.
Prior to joining L’Oréal in 2005, Zouhair spent seven years at Time Warner Inc., a media and entertainment conglomerate, where he managed multiple global infrastructure and security initiatives, and ensured compliance with corporate, industry and regulatory standards. He was attributed the AOL Outstanding Employee Award for his leadership and technical role in the modernization of the AOLTW global network and integration with the AOL backbone network.
Zouhair is active in the CISO community and industry development. He received a post-master’s certificate in international business, an MBA in management and an M.S. in telecommunications from Iona College and he holds several professional certifications, including C|CISO, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT and CRISC.
Executive Vice President, FS-ISAC
Eric Guerrino, executive VP and COO for the FS-ISAC, was a member of the industry team that helped found the center in 1999 before becoming a director in 2001 and later serving as chairman. Currently, he oversees operations of the Security Operations Center and works with members to introduce new products and services. He also manages vendor relationships and helps to build new public/private partnerships that enhance the security of the financial industry and add value to the membership.
Previously, Guerrino was managing director and senior advisor to the head of operations and technology risk management at BNY Mellon after spending a decade as head of their IS department. In that role, he served as the firm’s liaison to multiple industry groups established to examine cybersecurity challenges and associated activities and threats to critical infrastructure.
CISO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Tariq Habib, CISO at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is responsible for all aspects of MTA information and industrial control systems security strategy and operation. He uses his experience in information security and his understanding of threat landscape, public policy, security management and risk management to evolve security and risk management models.
Previously, he worked as CTO for MTA Bridges and Tunnels.
Founder & Partner, TenEleven Ventures
Mark Hatfield is the founder of Ten Eleven Ventures, the industry’s first venture capital fund that focuses solely on investing in digital security. Inside security, the firm invests globally and is stage agnostic, working as KKR's joint investment alliance partner. Since it was founded in 2015, Ten Eleven has invested in CounterTack, CyberGRX, Cylance, Darktrace, Digital Shadows, Hexadite, Ping Identity and Twistlock.
Since 2003, Hatfield has led investments in early stage technology companies in a variety of roles and has developed a particular passion for security; driven by the size and significance of a problem.
Most recently, Hatfield was a partner at Fairhaven Capital where he led investments in Cylance, CounterTack, Celtra and Trust Digital (acquired by McAfee). He also served as a board member of Co3 Systems and Digital Guardian.
VP, Strategy & Operations, NSS Labs
Garrett Jones has 20 years of professional success emphasizing direct sales, channel, business development and strategic alliances.
Previously, Jones was vice president of sales at Spanning Cloud Apps, a cloud-to-cloud data protection company acquired by EMC. Before Spanning, he was vice president of global channel operations for Symantec, where his team led the development of the company’s global channel strategy and redesigned its partner programs. Prior to Symantec, he held many leadership positions with Dell Inc., working in the U.S., U.K./Ireland and Asia-Pacific regions.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he holds a liberal arts degree in business economics.
CISO, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Marcin Kleczynski is the founder of Malwarebytes and oversees the strategic expansion of the business as well as the long-term vision for the research and development teams.
For his work in cybersecurity, he has been recognized with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30.
Information Security Officer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Michael Krebs is information security officer for Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin Company. Krebs’ responsibilities include the global oversight of cybersecurity, compliance and governance of the business area that produces military and commercial helicopters.
Previously, Krebs held various roles at General Electric. There, he led corporate security engineering, helping to develop cloud security frameworks and strategies. He was also the IT security leader for GE Asset Management, a $9B investment firm responsible for the GE’s pension fund. Earlier, he worked in cybersecurity architecture and program development using his expertise in data protection.
Krebs holds a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship, supply chain management and information studies and technology from Syracuse University.
Moriah Lazar Hara
Global CISO, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Moriah Hara, global CISO for the Interpublic Group out of New York, excels in the development, management and delivery of IS and technology risk management programs. She also holds an extensive set of security and technical certifications including CSSLP, CISSP, CISM, PCI QSA and MCSE.
Previously, Hara was the CISO of Wells Fargo Capital Markets. She had security accountability for all aspects of the investment banking division that generated approximately $4 billion per year. Prior to that, she was CISO of Credit Suisse Networks. While there, she built out a firm-wide transformative threat exposure management program.
Hara also spent considerable time consulting in the financial, insurance, health and payment security space. This included building the PCI QSA program and certification at VISA. She is a graduate of Harvard University's Executive Cyber Security Program and has over 19 years of IS industry experience.
Managing Director, ClearSky Security
Jay Leek, CISM, CISA, CISSP, is managing director for ClearSky Security, and also currently consults with Blackstone around their portfolio company, CISO community and other areas related to information security.
Prior to joining ClearSky, Leek was CISO for Blackstone, where he also worked with their information security investments. Over the past 20 years, Leek built and led global information risk and security programs for Equifax and Nokia. He also worked as a product manager and a consultant to telecom companies, government agencies and financial institutions, assisting them with strategic planning and architectural design required to meet their information risk and security objectives.
Leek serves as a member of the boards of directors for Demisto, CyberGRX, IntSights, ProtectWise, RedOwl, Verodin and the NY Metro ISSA Chapter and is a board observer of Cylance.
CISO, The Rockefeller University
Marty Leidner has been at The Rockefeller University, a worldwide leader in biomedical research, for the last 14 years with the last decade as chief information security officer of the information security practice that he established and maintains.
Leidner spent 13 years working in various divisions in IBM getting promoted rapidly to advisory analyst. He completed the IBM marketing training program and the advanced system research institute. Leidner founded and has managed his own consulting practice for several years. His clients included Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust, MCI and Mellon Bank. He is also a member and presenter at InfraGard, a joint organization with the FBI and NYSERNet.
Leidner earned a B.S. in computer science from the City University of New York and is a certified information system security professional from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc.
Brian Lozada serves as chief information security officer for Zocdoc. He brings more than 15 years of experience developing and maintaining information security programs for some of the world’s top brands. His vision and drive have been instrumental in promoting information security within any business’ workflow across several industries.
Previously, Lozada was chief information security officer for Abacus Group, the largest cloud provider within the financial services sector. He was responsible for the development and maintenance of Abacus’s information security program.
Prior to joining Abacus, he was chief information security officer at Condé Nast, where he was responsible for overseeing the security and risk management for all digital and technology operations. He led the company’s integration of information security efforts in the development of next generation digital products and services.
Lozada has held several senior information security management positions at Sony Music Entertainment and Vonage. He is CISSP certified and holds a B.S. in information security and an M.S. in homeland security from Monmouth University.
CISO, BNY Mellon
Jeff Lunglhofer, managing director and CISO at BNY Mellon, is responsible for defining, building and operating a high-functioning, enterprise-level cybersecurity organization that securely enables BNY Mellon's core businesses, protects the assets of the company and its clients and preserves shareholder value. He is also a member of the senior leadership team for BNY Mellon's Client Technology Solutions group.
Previously, Lunglhofer led the Cyber Financial Services practice at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. During his 18 year tenure with Booz Allen, he 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 cybersecurity support to many of the top U.S. and global financial institutions. His background spans from helping complex financial services organizations establish comprehensive cybersecurity strategies to providing technical assessment services — such as penetration testing and dynamic web assessments — for mission-critical platforms and applications.
Lunglhofer has held a variety of technical cybersecurity certifications over the course of his career, and received his undergraduate degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.
Former SVP & CISO, Target Corporation
Global CISO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Tomás Maldonado is the CISO at International Flavors and Fragrances. He is globally responsible for establishing and leading the information security program. Maldonado has more than 17 years of experience in this area, having led global information security teams and programs at several large organizations.
Prior to Joining IFF, Maldonado was an executive director and CISO for the corporate sector of JPMorgan Chase, where he established and shaped the future direction of the security program and focus for the line of business. He was also a VP of technology risk at Goldman Sachs where he worked on a number of key initiatives namely creating and leading the data loss protection program. He had additional opportunities at Schroders where he was the network security officer, Ernst & Young and Bloomberg LP.
Maldonado holds several industry recognizable certifications: he is a CISSP, a CISM and a CRISC, while holding a bachelor's of science in computer science from Fordham University
VP & CISO, New York Life Insurance
Tod Mitchinson joined New York Life in 2016 as a VP in the enterprise technology department to serve as the CISO of the company, focusing on the second-line IT security and risk functions aimed at ensuring the security of company information.
Previously, Mitchinson served as a vice president and head of IT security, risk, and compliance for corporate IT of AIG, as well as interim CISO. He was responsible for developing the corporate IT risk management program in support of all areas of corporate IT. He also spent a year serving as VP, IT security, risk and compliance lead-global corporate HR and IT, where he built the security, risk and compliance capabilities in support of the corporate and HR IT organizations.
Prior to that, Mitchinson served as global CISO for ICAP plc. In this role, he was the firm’s first CISO tasked with building a global security program and strategy. He developed a global compliance framework that included risk assessment, exception management and risk reporting.
Mitchinson earned a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Vice President, Saviynt
Nabeel Nizar's specialties include identity, access and security management, and network architecture.
Previously, he worked at Micro Focus, NetIQ, Novell and Towers Watson in the access and security insights space.
Senior Security Consultant, HP Inc. Print Security Solutions
Jason O’Keeffe is a senior security consultant at HP Inc. Imaging and Printing Group. O'Keeffe works with global corporate clients and partners to consult on security solutions. In this role he provides security guidance and governance to ensure their print enterprise infrastructure and businesses are secure, and educates and supports customers in creating comprehensive security solutions, gap analysis, policy content development, awareness training, strategy development and implementation, risk assessment, and governance to protect their printing infrastructure environment, while also increasing the effectiveness of business solutions around print in a secure way.
O'Keeffe is an industry-recognized security consultant with more than 22 years of hands-on experience. O'Keeffe thrives on solving complex technical problems and also provides security leadership working with the HP business units and R&D labs, providing guidance around future security development to ensure HP is a market leader in security.
Prior to his security position at HP Imaging and Printing Group, O'Keeffe was an account security officer with HP Enterprise Security Services helping HP customers manage their day-to-day security operations, consisting of risk management and onboarding to HP security services.
CEO and Co-Founder, The Media Trust
Chris Olson founded The Media Trust with Dave Crane in 2005 and serves as CEO, driving the company’s vision, growth plans and operations. Prior to establishing the firm, he co-founded Spheric Media, an online advertising platform for television and radio spots, where he served as chief operating officer. Prior to Spheric Media, Olson served as vice president, global equities at Commerzbank and vice president of electronic trading at Salomon Brothers.
He serves on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Advertising Technology Council and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University and an MBA and M.S. in information systems from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
CISO, The Economist Group Limited
David Peach is an accomplished risk management professional specializing in information security. He is the chief information security officer at The Economist Group, the global media organization behind The Economist magazine. He is focused on understanding, explaining, managing and reducing the business impacts of security to drive business success.
Peach is a member of the advisory council of the CISO Executive Network, a nationwide organization dedicated to helping information security, IT risk management, privacy and compliance executives be more successful. He also serves on the executive committee of MediaISSF, an information and threat sharing group for information security professionals working in the media and entertainment industries.
Dustin Rigg Hillard
VP, Engineering, Context Relevant
Dustin Hillard, VP of engineering at Context Relevant, is responsible for leading product development and innovation. His vision is founded on simplifying and accelerating the adoption of machine learning for new use cases.
Hillard has published more than 30 papers focused on his machine learning experience in speech recognition, translation, natural language processing, and advertising.
Previously, he was an early scientist on Cortana at Microsoft and worked in ad revenue and relevance at Yahoo!
Hillard received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Washington.
CISO / CSO, Aetna, Inc.
As CSO at Aetna, Jim Routh leads the company’s global security function. He has over 30 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant and leader of technology, analytics and information security functions for global firms. Previously, he was the global head of application and mobile security for JP Morgan Chase. Prior to that, he was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC and American Express.
Routh was the winner of the 2016 Security Alliance Award for Innovation, the 2016 ISE Luminary Leadership Award for the Northeast and the 2014 North American Information Security Executive of the Year for Healthcare. He is a widely recognized expert in designing innovative controls using early stage technology companies that improve risk management while also being cost effective.
Today, he is the chairman of the NH-ISAC board and serves on the board of the National Cyber Security Alliance and is a member of the advisory board of the ClearSky Security Fund.
Technical Director, Centrify
Felderi Santiago, technical director of the New York, Mid-Atlantic and Latin America regions at Centrify Corporation, is responsible for all pre-sales engineering. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Centrify’s strategic and largest accounts in the United States. During his 10 year tenure at Centrify, Santiago has also held the position of senior systems engineer and was responsible for the NY Metro territory.
Previously, Santiago was a security architect with Ford Motor Company where he led a multi-million dollar initiative to consolidate identities throughout the organization.
Santiago has extensive experience in the identity and access management space, with specialties in access control, regulatory compliance and sales. He holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a dual electrical and computer systems engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Global CISO, PwC
Senior Vice President‚ Global Security, Nielsen Company US Inc
Marina Spyrou, SVP of global security at Nielsen Company, U.S., is responsible for leading the overall strategy for Nielsen’s advanced threat detection and risk assessment programs, enabling the business to make sound, risk-based decisions. She also leads for Nielsen’s global security awareness and training.
Spyrou has extensive experience as a management consultant with various Fortune 500 companies in diverse verticals, including pharmaceuticals, ecommerce, supply chain, retail and manufacturing — where she helped implement new technologies and business process re-engineering.
She received her undergraduate degree in history from University of Chicago and her master’s degree in management of technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds certifications with ISACA and the Project Management Institute, including CGEIT, CISM, CRISC and PMP.
IT Director, Enterprise Applications, Eastman Kodak Company
Patrick Stack is a global IT director at the Eastman Kodak Company. His current responsibilities include enterprise architecture, SAP center of excellence, project management center of excellence, global data management, corporate business intelligence, enterprise middleware and director for Kodak’s global CRM service program.
Stack has held multiple positions in IT and other organizations, including program management for the integration of Kodak’s new printing businesses into one single global SAP instance in 32 countries; implementation of a global SAP HR system and a new U.S. payroll solution; support manager for SAP application functional modules and SAP basis functions; global program delivery manager for the first five SAP ERP rollouts to more than 30 countries and 10,000 end users; SAP MM/PP configuration; and multiple re-engineering project implementations.
Stack serves on the industry advisory board for enterprise integration at Penn State, having just completed a two-year term as board president, and is VP of the Rochester Rotary Club, responsible for community services and volunteers.
He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in computer system and is APICS CPIM certified.
CTO, Insider Threat, Forcepoint
Brandon Swafford, CTO of insider threat at Forcepoint, has more than 12 years of experience in legal investigations and security, including hedge funds, during which he built security technology and the U.S intelligence community as a cyber counterintelligence consultant and analyst.
Within the intelligence community, Swafford covered several classified agencies and worked closely with the National Insider Threat Task Force and the National Counterintelligence Executive. In addition, he also provided insider threat analysis and investigation consulting to the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.
Head of Security, DigitalOcean
Nick Vigier is a leader in converged security programs, covering everything from physical security, enterprise risk management and international privacy to building successful security operations and monitoring capabilities. He has worked extensively in financial services, consumer products, executive advisory and cloud space. He is focused on leading programs that make strong, risk-based decisions and identify effective mitigations that are sensitive to the company’s culture, mission and responsibilities.
Vigier established the security program at DigitalOcean, the cloud built for developers and is its security director and CISO. He is responsible for DigitalOcean’s program to secure its people, the company, the cloud and customers. Vigier also leads the security researcher outreach efforts to promote the work of researchers on DigitalOcean’s platform. Prior to joining DigitalOcean, he led the team of security subject matter experts at Palantir, where he advised security leaders at the world’s most important companies.
Vigier received his B.A. in computer science from Carleton College, has his CISSP, and has been a leader in the security field for more than 12 years.
VP, Global CISO, Henry Schein, Inc.
As Henry Schein’s first CISO, Mark Viola is responsible for the global cybersecurity program. The mission of his organization is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business critical systems and information assets, and facilitate compliance with applicable laws and regulations. He leverages a holistic and comprehensive risk-based approach to lead strategic, tactical and operational execution.
Viola is a career cybersecurity professional. He began his career with the Department of Defense National Security Agency where he led several classified programs, including a focus on the DoD public key infrastructure program. He subsequently spent a number of years in the pharmaceutical industry establishing, leading, developing and transforming cybersecurity programs. These companies include Johnson & Johnson, Celgene, Shire, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Viola also has financial services and insurance experience as the first CISO at Philadelphia Insurance Companies and subsequently at Tokio Marine North America where he established and led the cybersecurity program for PHLY and the TMNA Group Companies.
Viola has a master of science in business from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Lafayette College. He also completed all of the requirements for the computer science program at Lafayette College.
CISO, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Kylie Watson is the CISO for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s international banking operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and SMBC Capital Markets globally. Watson is charged with establishing security strategy and direction and is the corporate advocate for information security best practices. She is responsible for defining the company’s security vision in support of the business and promoting a culture of security. Watson’s role also includes system risk management and security operations.
Watson has worked in Australia, the U.K., Japan and the U.S., and has more than 20 years of experience in IT in roles as diverse as global crisis management, program management, application development, corporate user liaison and as a systems engineer. Prior to joining SMBC, Watson worked for IBM in Australia and Monbusho, Japan. She holds CISSP, CISM and CRISC certifications.
Security Evangelist, Radware Inc
Ron Winward is a security evangelist for Radware, where he helps execute the company’s thought leadership on today’s security threat landscape. Winward brings nearly 20 years of experience in the internet service provider space, most recently as director of network engineering for a global infrastructure and colocation provider. With an expertise in network architectures and DDoS mitigation, Winward has helped design solutions for carriers, enterprises and cybersecurity service providers around the world
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Trident Capital Cybersecurity
Alberto Yépez is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur. He sits on the board of directors of 4IQ, Bayshore Networks, Bluecat, Hytrust, and Mojo Networks, and is the chairman of AlienVault and Mocana.
Prior to Trident, Yépez served as VP at Oracle, CEO of Thor Technologies, co-CEO of Entrust, CEO of enCommerce, held senior executive roles in Silicon Valley startups, including 10 years at Apple, worked as EIR at Warburg Pincus and executive chairman at a Bain Capital portfolio company.
Yépez serves on the board of trustees of the University of San Francisco and is chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). He also serves as an advisor to several organizations including the Department of Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative.
Yépez attended the Kellogg School of Management, the University of San Francisco and Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Perú.
CISO and IT Program Management, GE Power
Teresa Zielinski, CISO, risk leader and product security for GE Power, is responsible for the strategic leadership of security programs in GE Power — including incident response, government relations, cyber intelligence, application and system security and controllership and governance. She holds a top-secret government clearance and has been given additional responsibilities to cover product security and risk since becoming the CISO 2013.
Zielinski has more than 19 years of experience in IT — nine of those in cybersecurity — most recently in GE Aviation leading the cyber security architecture and solutions team.
Previously, she has held various positions in IT where her roles saw her supporting engineering operations and responsible for the implementation of large-scale CIO and network connectivity projects.
Zielinski holds a B.S. in math and physics plus an M.S. degree in statistics from the State University of New York at Albany.