Vice President, Information Security, Western Digital Corporation
Geoff Aranoff is vice president of information security at Western Digital Corporation.
Prior, he served as Broadcom Corporation’s CISO. Aranoff was responsible for Broadcom’s enterprise security strategy including monitoring and control systems and risk management for intellectual property protection. Broadcom has more than 12,000 employees around the world and is the number-one IP portfolio among fabless semiconductor companies as ranked by IEEE.
At Broadcom, Aranoff led an organization responsible for adopting and enforcing policies for internal and external risk management; IT security including network, application, endpoint and storage security; and electronic discovery. Aranoff was also responsible for forensics for ongoing security investigations. Aranoff was Broadcom’s CISO for more than eight years, during which time has also served as Broadcom’s chief privacy officer. In this role, he led the organization through a comprehensive Safe Harbor Certification program to ensure adherence to EU privacy directives. Aranoff joined Broadcom in 1999 from the entertainment industry where he worked for Warner Brothers and Disney in Windows based standards and support.
Aranoff launched his career after serving for six years in the U.S. Marine Corp reserve.
CISO, Toyota Motor Sales North America, Inc.
Bently Au is the CISO for Toyota Motor Sales Inc., the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. He established the enterprise information security program, with overall responsibility for information risk management, security compliance, threat management, and education and awareness. His team also provides consultative services to high-risk business areas as well as security incident and investigation services.
Au's information security experience broadened from a technical focus on network security in 1997 to include privacy, investigations, policy and standards development, and SOX compliance. In his 21 years at Toyota he has held positions in application development and IT research and development, giving him a wide breadth of experience, business knowledge and relationships that facilitate the teamwork needed to advance information security initiatives. Au earned a B.S. in mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles and also holds CISSP and CISM certifications.
VP, Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, Venafi
Kevin Bocek is responsible for security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi. He brings more than 16 years of experience in IT security with leading security and privacy leaders including RSA Security, Thales, PGP Corporation, IronKey, CipherCloud, nCipher, and Xcert. He is sought after for comment by the world’s leading media such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, BBC, Süddeutsche Zeitung, USA Today, Associated Press, Guardian and Telegraph, along with security press including SC Magazine, Dark Reading and Network World.
Sr. IT Security/Risk Management
David Brewer has been a leader in the IT industry for more than 10 years, working in various roles. The past several years have been spent in the IT security arena working in domestic and international locations. Brewer is currently a senior leader for CIT specializing in IT security third-party risk management.
Director, Cybersecurity Center/Interim CIO, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
William Britton serves as visiting director of the Cybersecurity Center at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is responsible for leading Cal Poly’s cyber initiatives in education, research, outreach and partnering.
He is visiting from Parsons Corp. where he was VP for cyber strategy, integrating cyber solutions into critical infrastructure, including SCADA, industrial controls and networks elements. He has worked on the industry side with all the national agencies, with responsibility for everything from vulnerability assessments to remediation to advanced planning and cyber solutions.
Prior to entering industry, he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as an electronic warfare officer and an intelligence officer.
Vice President of Technology, Malwarebytes
Pedro Bustamante envisions the future of advancements and threats that will impact the industry while leading his innovative team of engineers and developers to find proactive solutions. Bustamante joined Malwarebytes in 2013 and was the co-founder of the company's anti-exploit technology.
Sol Cates has been CSO at Vormetric since 2013. As CSO, he is responsible for ensuring that Vormetric’s internal security profile remains robust while also understanding how security is perceived and used by IT/IS and how it drives technical decision-making and buying behavior at the boardroom level. Cates partners with teams throughout the company to engage both customers and partners, and he speaks publicly to elevate industry understanding of data security best practices in today’s complex cyberthreat landscape.
Vice President, Information Risk Management (oCISO), Optiv
James Christiansen is a seasoned business leader with deep technical expertise and is recognized as a
global thought leader. As vice president of information risk management in the Office of the CISO at Optiv, Christiansen helps chief experience officers make executive decisions based on the balance of risk and cost. He is responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive suite of strategic services and solutions to help CXO executives change their security strategies through innovation.
Prior to his tenure at Accuvant, Christiansen was chief information risk officer for Evantix and chief
security officer for Experian Americas. He joined Experian after serving as CISO for General Motors, where his responsibilities included worldwide implementation of security plans for the largest financial and the largest manufacturing corporation in the world. Christiansen previously served as senior vice president and division head of information security for Visa International, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide information security program.
Christiansen also conducted security strategy work with numerous healthcare organizations and served as the CISO and chief privacy officer of San Diego Health Connect. Christiansen earned his master’s degree in business administration in international management and his
bachelor’s degree in business management from Westminster College.
Lt. Col. (CA) Jay M. Coggan
Chief Counsel, Cyber Defense, California Military Department
Lt. Col. Jay M. Coggan has been practicing law since 1979 and is licensed in California, New York and the District of Columbia. Coggan was in private practice for 33 years, focusing on litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property. Coggan retired from private practice in 2012 and went from reserve status to active duty.
As chief counsel for cyber defense for the California Military Department, Coggan is responsible for legal issues in the realm of cyberdefense in the California National Guard’s mission of defense support of civil authorities and the protection of California’s critical infrastructure.
He has a bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Bridgeport and a juris doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.
SVP, Global CISO, Nielsen Company
Phil Ferraro is the global CISO for Nielsen Company. As the global CISO, he is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring a strategic, comprehensive global enterprise cybersecurity and risk management program to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information owned, controlled or processed by the organization.
Ferraro previously served as an advisor to C-suite executives and board-level directors. He provided extensive and demonstrated knowledge on cybersecurity risk management, and developed and implemented world-class cybersecurity programs designed to protect and defend against the world’s most sophisticated attackers. Ferraro also has served as the global chief information security officer for multiple Fortune 500 organizations. Ferraro served the U.S. federal government for 30 years including positions as the CISO for the Federal Communications Commission, and in similar roles with the Department of Defense for the U.S. Army, Europe and the U.S. southern command in Miami.
Ferraro also served in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1995 following a distinguished career in U.S. Army Special Forces. Throughout his special operations career he served numerous overseas tours in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Southwest Asia.
Ferraro holds a master’s degree in information technology from City University of Seattle.
Vice President, PhishMe
Tom Gibb is the vice president of PhishMe and has more than 25 years of experience in the software and information security industries.
Prior to PhishMe, Gibb served in a variety of sales management positions for early-stage companies, most notably spending more than a decade at Websense serving in various sales management roles in North America, Europe and Asia. While at Websense, Gibb established its European offices, developed the company’s managed security services offering, expanded operations throughout Asia and participated in two acquisitions.
VP IT Security, CISO, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Sudhakar Gummadi is the VP of IT and CISO at Molina Healthcare Inc. As CISO, Gummadi manages and leads the enterprise security information technology department.
Gummadi has extensive experience in IT security and worked in various security roles at other companies. He has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field, specializing in areas of information security and technical management. Gummadi previously worked for companies like Symantec and EDS Corporation.
He holds master’s degrees in public administration and computer science. He is also a certified CISO executive from Carnegie Mellon University, a CISSP from ISC2, an ISACA member and a Governing Body member for the Southern California CISO Executive Summit.
Chairman, CEO & President, Parsons Corporation
Chuck Harrington is the chairman, CEO and president of Parsons Corporation, a global engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with more than 15,000 employees and revenues exceeding $3B.
Harrington joined Parsons in 1982, working on diverse programs in locations ranging from Saudi Arabia to the North Slope of Alaska, and in a broad range of markets from oil and gas to nuclear fuel reprocessing. In early 1991, he assumed responsibility for sales to federal government organizations in the Southeastern U.S. He later became VP and program manager of a multibillion-dollar engineering and construction project with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River site. Before his appointment in 2006 to the position of executive VP, CFO and treasurer, he was the founding president of Parsons commercial technology group and led Parsons into the biotechnology, semiconductor and wireless communications markets. In 2008, Harrington became CEO and then chairman. He was named president in 2009.
Harrington graduated magna cum laude from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He then graduated with honors from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, with a master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and marketing.
Deputy Director, IT & CISO, City of San Diego
As CISO for the City of San Diego, Gary Hayslip advises the city’s executive leadership that consists of mayoral, city council, and more than 30 city departments and agencies on protecting city government information resources. His mission includes creating a risk-aware culture that places high value on securing city information resources and protecting personal information entrusted to the City of San Diego.
Hayslip serves as the public sector co-chair for the Securing Our eCity Foundation’s critical infrastructure program workgroup. This role provides strategic direction and development of cybersecurity policies and plans in relation to the protection of public and private critical infrastructure resources. Hayslip’s previous information security roles include director of IT, senior network architect, senior information security analyst, and multiple CISO roles for the U.S. Navy and the federal government.
Hayslip is involved in the cybersecurity and technology startup community in San Diego as the co-chairman for Cybertech. He is an active member of ISSA, ISACA, OWASP and INFRAGARD, and holds numerous professional certifications including CISSP, CISA and CRISC. He holds a B.S. in information systems management, an MBA, and has more than 25 years of experience in information security, enterprise risk management and threat mitigation.
SVP, CISO, MGM Resorts International
As CISO for MGM Resorts International, Scott Howitt is accountable for creating, implementing and overseeing a wide series of strategies and programs to limit information security risk across the enterprise. He is responsible for providing leadership, development and direction to the information security/compliance team, and for directing IT security governance and incident response efforts. He also coordinates companywide risk and security efforts that are consistent with regulatory and legislative requirements, as well as corporate strategy and policy.
Prior to joining MGM International, Howitt was VP and CISO at JCPenney Company Inc. In that role, he managed the teams responsible for security engineering, threat intelligence, identity and access management, compliance and risk management, and business continuity.
As director of information security at Alliance Data, Howitt was responsible for all aspects of corporate information security, security awareness training, compliance and incident response. He also served as CIO at Benefitmall and CTO at jobs.com.
Howitt is a board member for the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center, a nonprofit dedicated to public and private security information sharing. He holds CISSP certification and a B.A. in physics from the University of Texas.
Director of Security, Riot Games, Inc.
Christopher Hymes is currently the director of security at Riot Games, developer of League of Legends with more than 67 million monthly players across the globe. At Riot, Hymes is responsible for helping drive security throughout the company and to help make Riot the most player-focused game company in the world. Prior to Riot, Hymes was director and head of information security at Hulu, where he was responsible for implementing and scaling the Hulu information security program. He began his career in the consulting and financial services world, doing everything from penetration testing to security architecture to attack detection.
Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
As the former deputy director and senior civilian leader of the National Security Agency, Chris Inglis acted as the agency's COO, responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations and policy. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Inglis spent most of his time defending the NSA from revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden while dealing with the fallout and response to what is now the most serious data exfiltration attack ever seen from an insider.
Inglis began his career at the NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center. His NSA assignments included service across information assurance, policy, time-sensitive operations and signals intelligence organizations. Promoted to the NSA's Senior Executive Service in 1997, he subsequently served in a variety of senior leadership assignments culminating in his selection as the NSA deputy director. A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and The George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Business School Executive Development Program, the U.S. Air Force Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers' School.
SVP & CISO, Universal Music Group
Arthur Lessard is SVP and CISO for Universal Music Group. He is responsible for developing and implementing policy and practices to protect UMG’s intellectual property and other critical business information, as well as leading the company’s IT security group, establishing data security policy, ensuring compliance, implementing information security best practices and developing a blueprint for information security throughout the enterprise.
Lessard brings more than 15 years of experience in IT and security, including building and leading information security and risk management teams in support of maturing the overall security posture of an organization.
Prior to UMG, Lessard worked at Mattel as CISO, responsible for information security governance, architecture and operations for the global organization. His background also includes serving as head of worldwide security and network infrastructure for Technicolor, responsible for the protection of customer content and intellectual property throughout the various Technicolor services organizations. He also led The Walt Disney Company’s IT security policy and strategy organization, was head of IT security architecture for Disney, and served as director of security and network infrastructure for Questia Media Inc.
Lessard received his Ph.D. from UCLA in computer networking and has developed and taught information security courses for UCLA’s computer science department.
Vice President, CISO, Meggitt PLC
Martin Mazor is a global leader in information security with more than 20 years of experience leading and developing successful information security programs. He is currently the vice president and CISO for Meggitt. Previously he was the global CISO for Ingram Micro where he led all aspects of information security including security operations, application and SAP security programs, architecture, administration, and IT compliance. He also led IT disaster recovery for the organization. Prior to Ingram Micro, Mazor was the global head of information security for the Fluor Corporation. Prior to Fluor, Mazor led information security service implementations for managed security services, including government and private sector implementations for security operations centers and technology deployments globally.
Former SVP & CIO, Broadcom Corporation
Bill Miller has most recently served as SVP and CIO of Broadcom. In that role, Miller was responsible for leading the company’s information technology strategy by scaling and optimizing information systems to operate seamlessly across the global semiconductor business.
Prior to joining Broadcom, Miller served more than 25 years in a variety of information technology leadership roles, most recently as founder and CEO of Sabal Systems, an information technology consulting group. Before Sabal, Miller was CIO at Harris Corporation, a diversified technology and government supplier, where he led the company’s worldwide information technology organization.
Miller is currently serving as the industry chair of UCLA's IS Associates organization. Miller has also served as chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. For several years, Miller held the position of industry chair of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation CIO Council. He is active on the advisory board of the Information Management Forum and UCI's Center for Digital Transformation.
Miller received an MBA from University of Central Florida, an M.S. in materials science from University of Virginia, and a B.S. in engineering from Loyola University Maryland.
VP & CISO, Korn Ferry
Michael Miora currently serves as vice president and chief information security officer of Korn Ferry, a global public company with more than 80 offices in 40 countries. At Korn Ferry, he has led in the acquisition and implementation of new and modern technologies to harden the environment, detect possible intrusions, and remediate possible intrusions quickly and effectively.
Throughout the past 30 years, Miora has designed secure, survivable and highly robust systems for industry and government, including security agencies and many large corporations. Certified as one of the original CISSP-ISSMP professionals, Miora also gained the prestigious designation as a fellow of the Business Continuity Institute, a limited and exclusive honor.
Miora was the founder of InfoSec Labs, a specialty boutique security consulting firm at the forefront of security leadership, and has also served as the director of the security consulting organization for the National Computer Security Association. He is also a contributor to the “Computer Security Handbook” by Wiley & Sons and serves as adjunct professor at Norwich University.
Director, Information Security, Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Michael Mongold is the director of information security for Deckers Brands, where he is responsible for all aspects of Deckers’ global information security strategy. With more than 16 years of information security leadership experience, he has worked both as a leader within the security technology industry and as security practitioner. Mongold has been a member of numerous conference governing bodies, boards of security organizations, spoken at BSides conferences, and participated in security industry panels across the U.S.
Prior to his current role at Deckers Brands, Mongold has led the information security efforts of multiple retailers/QSRs and security organizations. In the course of these roles, he has worked extensively in PCI/SOX compliance, P2PE encryption, tokenization, multifactor/biometric authentication, and identity as a service. Mongold attended the University of Oklahoma and holds CISSP, CISM and CRISC certifications.
CISO, Hyundai Motor America
With more than two decades of information security and technology experience, Doug Murray joined Hyundai Autoever America in 2015 to provide leadership and to mature their information security program. As the chief information security officer and principal at HAEA, he is responsible for Hyundai and Kia Motor America which includes 21 other Hyundai/Kia affiliates throughout the America’s region.
Murray’s information technology career spans multiple industries including aerospace, automotive, financial/banking, insurance, healthcare, real estate and telecommunications/electric utilities. Besides his extensive experience in information security, his background also includes IT governance, risk and compliance; information systems audit; systems development; network administration/engineering; IT operations; and IT infrastructure.
Murray has a bachelor of science in business with a minor in management information systems from Pepperdine University and holds the following designations: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC and PCIP.
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Contrast Security
Alan Naumann is currently the chairman of the board, president and CEO of Contrast Security. Prior, he served as the chief executive officer at 41st Parameter Inc. up to its successful acquisition by Experian. Naumann has also served as the chief executive officer and president of CoWare Inc., and Calico Commerce Inc. He has more than 25 years of technology management experience in the cybersecurity and computer industries. Naumann previously served as an executive and vice president of Cadence Design Systems from 1987—1997. During his 10 years with Cadence, Naumann helped drive and/or implement many of Cadence's 16 mergers and acquisitions and rapid expansion into Japan. He was employed by Hewlett-Packard Company in its computer business sector from 1982—1987, holding key positions in the computer business sector, regional field operations and the corporate computer strategy group. He currently serves as a member of the advisory board at Wake Forest University.
Naumann received a B.S. in computer engineering, graduating with honors and distinction from Iowa State University.
Dr. Robert Pittman
CISO, Los Angeles County
Robert Pittman is the CISO for Los Angeles County, appointed unanimously by the board of supervisors in 2008. He has more than 35 years of information technology experience where the majority of his time was spent in information security. One of his many responsibilities is supporting and developing a county-wide information security program for the largest populous county in the nation, including policy and standards development, incident response/threat intelligence, compliance with legislation, facilitating security engineering teams, and providing strategic and tactical directions.
VP, Products, Saviynt
CISO & VP, Technical Operations, OpenTable, Inc.
Henry Praw is a technologist, businessman and lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked in a diverse set of industries including financial services, real estate, mortgage, food services, entertainment and hospitality.
Praw’s unique blend of technology skills and business insight combines expertise in cybersecurity, e-commerce, business strategy, software development managing, budgeting, information architecture, IT infrastructure and development, open source technologies, coaching, mentoring, and leadership. He believes you can find the answer to any problem if you search long and hard enough and that knowledge really is the key to everything.
CISO, Activision Blizzard
Jennifer Ramsey is Activision Blizzard’s CISO and has been globally responsible for leading Activision’s enterprise-wide information security risk management program with extensive C-level, board of directors and audit committee accountability since 2009. Prior to joining Activision’s ranks, she served in a wide range of leadership roles spanning IT strategy, business and operational process definition and improvement, and global systems integration and implementation.
Ramsey has more than 15 years of experience successfully partnering with globally distributed business and IT stakeholders to architect and lead complex business and technology transformation programs across the media, entertainment, and mobile telephony industries in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She has also attained globally recognized information security certifications, namely CISSP and CISM, and serves on a number of industry leadership and advisory boards.
Director, Identity, Okta, Inc.
Ed Sawma is director of product marketing at Okta where he manages Okta Single Sign-on, universal directory and provisioning. After starting his career in IT consulting, with a focus on system integration and security, Sawma led product marketing globally for mobile applications at Motorola. Prior to Okta, he worked on Microsoft’s IPTV platform.
Sawma has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and an MBA, both from Northwestern University.
Director of Remediation, CrowdStrike
Christopher Scott is a director at CrowdStrike Services and specializes in developing and implementing remediation plans for clients. He has more than 15 years’ experience working with the Department of Defense, Fortune 500 and defense industrial base companies to develop business and network security processes and procedures. He has particular expertise in targeted threat detection and prevention. In addition, he supports a variety of other engagements including conducting security reviews, leading incident response teams, performing insider threat analysis and engineering threat detection systems, business continuity, and disaster recovery processes.
Throughout his career, Scott has used his skills to manage the balance between business processes and network security in such a way that systems were both functional and secure. Systems developed by Scott have prevented thousands of attacks from infiltrating DIB networks with near real-time performance and negligible impact to business function. In addition, insider threat systems established by Scott uncovered multiple attempts of intellectual property theft. These detections prevented the loss of millions of dollars in DoD technology. In particular instances, Scott has worked directly with the FBI and NCIS in data acquisition and analysis. In one case, this resulted in the arrest and conviction of a foreign spy.
Vice President, Palerra
Adina Simu is a vice president at Palerra, a leading cloud access security broker and 2015 Gartner Cool Vendor in Risk Management. With 20 years of experience in enterprise solutions, Simu’s expertise spans cloud infrastructure, SaaS, enterprise software, virtualization, networking, security, cryptography, business applications architecture and information management. She has been a CISSP since 2009 and holds several patents in security. Simu has been responsible for a variety of security solutions including Palerra LORIC for Cloud Security, the CipherCloud data protection platform, VMware NSX network and security, and Cisco VPNs and PKI.
Simu received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. and a B.S. in computer science from schools in France and Romania.
Jerry Sto. Tomas
CISO, Apria Healthcare Group, Inc.
Jerry Sto. Tomas is the CISO for Apria Healthcare Group Inc., a leading provider of home respiratory services and medical equipment including oxygen therapy, inhalation therapies, sleep apnea treatment and negative pressure wound therapy. As the CISO, he is responsible for the development and execution of enterprise information security strategic plan and road map.
Sto. Tomas has more than 20 years of IT, privacy and information security experience. As the head of global information security at Allergan for eight years, he established the information security department and executed successful global security programs such as security awareness, data loss prevention and privacy, vendor risk management, and e-discovery. He was also the chief security officer for The Impac Companies and global information security advisor for Celestica Inc., where he was involved in various aspects of information and physical security such as strategic planning, architecture design, incident response, and security audit and assessments.
Sto. Tomas studied business administration at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and Colorado Technical University. He also holds a master’s degree in information assurance from Norwich University, and is a CISSP and a CISM.
Vice President, Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
Mark Urban, vice president product strategy and operations, is responsible for managing Blue Coat's entire portfolio of products across secure web gateway, cloud web security, cloud access security brokerage, advanced threat protection, SSL/encrypted traffic management and security forensics. Urban has an exceptional working knowledge of multiple technologies including advanced threat protection, identity and authentication, secure web gateway, cloud access security brokerage, SSL/TLS, cloud security/Secaas, and WAN optimization. Urban has a BBA in finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business
Sr. Director, Security Business Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dov Yoran has a career-long focus in information security. He is the senior director of strategy and business development for the security business group at Cisco Systems. He came to Cisco as part of the ThreatGRID acquisition in 2014. Yoran was co-founder and CEO of ThreatGRID, the first unified malware analysis and threat intelligence solution that helps organizations defend against advanced cyberattacks. Prior to that, he was a co-founder and partner at MetroSITE Group, an advisory services firm to both emerging security companies and large enterprises. Previously, he held several leadership roles at Solutionary, now NTT, Symantec, Riptech and Accenture.
Yoran is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance, serves on the boards of the NY Metro ISSA and CSA chapters and frequently speaks at industry conferences. He has a master pf science in engineering management with a concentration in information security management from George Washington University and a bachelor of science, cum laude, in chemistry from Tufts University.