Chief Intelligence Officer Treadstone 71
Jeff Bardin is chief intelligence officer for Treadstone 71 and an adjunct instructor of masters programs in cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, cybercrime and cyber terrorism at Utica College. Prior to Treadstone 71, he served in the U. S. Air Force as a cryptologic linguist, Arabic Language and in the U.S. Air National Guard as an armor officer, armored scout platoon.
Bardin is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance and sits on the Board Boston Infragard, Content Raven, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, and Wisegate. In 2007, he was awarded the RSA Conference award for Excellence in the Field of Security Practices. His team also won the 2007 SC Magazine Award — Best Security Team. A frequent speaker at information security events, Bardin has presented at RSA, NATO CyCon, the US Naval Academy, the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Johns Hopkins Research Labs, Hacker Halted, Secureworld Expo, Hacktivity, Security Camp, and several other conferences and organizations.
Bardin has a B.A. in special studies concentrating in Middle East studies and Arabic language from Trinity College, an M.S. in information assurance from Norwich University and also attended the Middlebury College Language School for additional Arabic language training.
Director, Cybersecurity Center Parsons/Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
William J. Britton serves as visiting director of the Cybersecurity Center at Cal Poly, 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.
VP of Corporate Strategy PhishMe
Allan Carey brings more than 14 years of information security industry experience. Prior to joining PhishMe, he has served in various executive and management roles at leading security technology and services companies and industry research firms, including Tenable Network Security; RSA, The Security Division of EMC; NetWitness, acquired by RSA in 2011; IANS; and IDC. He frequently presents at industry conferences and forums domestically and internationally. Previously, Carey has advised and consulted to Fortune 1000 organizations, providers of security technologies and services, and the financial community on information security and compliance market trends, program development, and vendor intelligence.
Sol Cates has been CSO at Vormetric since February 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.
VP, Info. Risk Mgmt. Accuvant
James Christiansen is a seasoned business leader with deep technical expertise and is recognized as a global thought leader. As VP of information risk management and member of the office of the CISO for Accuvant, Christiansen helps CXOs 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 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 manufacturing corporation in the world. He previously served as SVP and division head of information security for Visa Intl. where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide information security program.
Christiansen has been featured in The New York Times and received three innovation awards in cybersecurity, GRC and cloud computing. He is the author of the “Internet Survival Series” and contributing author of “CISO Essentials.”
Christiansen earned his master’s in business administration in international management and his bachelor’s in business management from Westminster College.
Deputy Mayor, Homeland Security & Public Safety City of Los Angeles
Eileen Decker is deputy mayor for homeland security and public safety for Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the mayor’s public safety policy initiatives, emergency preparedness and counterterrorism policy, serves as the principal liaison to federal, state and local law enforcement, and administers more than $500M in federal and state criminal justice and homeland security grants awarded to the city of Los Angeles. She has served in this position since 2009. Prior to joining the mayor’s office, Decker spent nearly 15 years with the U.S. attorney’s office for the Central District of California, most recently as chief of the national security section.
Decker is a graduate of New York University School of Law, was a Wasserstein Public Interest fellow at Harvard Law School, and received a master of arts in security studies from the Naval Post Graduate School. She is a former president of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and continues to serve on its board of directors. She also serves on the board of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the government advisory board of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events at the University of Southern California.
CTO Raytheon Cyber Products
Joshua Douglas has nearly two decades of experience in helping global enterprises and government agencies secure their most prized business and mission assets. He is responsible for overseeing Raytheon’s cybersecurity intelligence operations, malware concepts, and research technologies tasked to produce effective, forward looking cyber software solutions. These solutions help commercial and government entities protect their enterprises and the global cyber supply chain from ever-changing advanced persistent threats and malware.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Douglas has a successful proven track record of experience in various network operations security and engineering executive management positions using both Windows and UNIX platforms at various companies. Prior employers include Enterasys Networks, Kronos, Genuity, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and other prominent enterprises. He earned a bachelor of science in computer science and currently holds various technical computer and network security certifications.
Former CISO Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Phillip J. Ferraro served as the VP and global CISO for the Las Vegas Sands Corp. In this role, Ferraro was responsible for all aspects of the global cybersecurity program including strategic planning, global cyberoperations, threat intelligence, security architecture and engineering, as well as PCI, SOX and gaming compliance.
Prior to his position at Sands, Ferraro was the CISO for DRS Technologies, responsible for strategic and tactical planning and compliance with the Defense Security Service industrial security program requirements. He also served as the CISO for the FCC, where he successfully transformed the FCC cybersecurity program into a cybersecurity center of excellence in the federal government.
Ferraro served the U.S. federal government for 30 years including positions with the Department of Defense for the U.S. Army, Europe, and the United States Southern Command in Miami, Florida. In these roles, he was instrumental in revitalizing the cyber security programs and significantly increased the overall security posture and became a subject matter expert in cyber espionage and battling advanced persistent threats.
Ferraro retired from the U.S. Army, retiring in 1995 following a distinguished career in U.S. Army Special Forces.
Security Futurist Singularity University
Marc Goodman is a global strategist, author and consultant focused on the profound change technology has on security, business and international affairs. He founded the Future Crimes Institute and currently serves as the chair for policy, law and ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University. Over the past 20 years, he has built his expertise in cyber crime and terrorism working with organizations such as Interpol, the UN Counterterrorism Task Force, NATO and the U.S. government.
Goodman frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence and has operated in more than 70 countries around the world. Goodman’s current areas of research include the security implications of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, crypto-currencies, synthetic biology, virtual worlds, robotics and digital manufacturing.
Goodman is the author of “Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It,” a New York Times best-seller, Wall Street Journal best-seller, USA Today best-seller and Amazon Best Book of the Month. He has been published in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Economist, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, and Oxford University Press.
VP IT Security & CISO Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Sudhakar Gummadi is the VP, 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 a master’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in 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.
Global CISO Cylance
Malcolm Harkins is the recently appointed Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cylance. Prior to joining Cylance, Harkins served as VP and CSPO at Intel Corporation, responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security and other related compliance activities for Intel’s information assets, products and services. Before becoming Intel’s first CSPO, Harkins was the CISO.
Harkins has received numerous awards and recognitions, and he is a frequent speaker at industry events and author of “Managing Risk and Information Security, Protect to Enable.”
Deputy Director of IT, Chief Information Security Officer City of San Diego
VCIO / Security & Investigations Mngr Aera Energy LLC
John Hester is the security and investigations manager for Aera Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell and ExxonMobil. Hester leads Aera’s physical and cybersecurity efforts and has done so since 2002. He and his team are responsible for protecting Aera’s people and assets, including the all-important information asset. During Hester’s 36 years with Aera and Shell, he has also managed their respective IT infrastructures. Prior to that, he worked in numerous petroleum engineering and management roles for Shell. He graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas.
VP & Senior Security Strategist RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Mike Huckaby is vice president and security strategist for RSA. His expertise provides an opportunity to consults with Fortune 500 clients to help design and implement solutions for security-related business problems including governance, strategy, architecture, operational elements and advanced persistent threats. Huckaby’s technology vision has presented him with opportunities to work with CIOs, CISOs and CTOs to design innovative security programs in order to address the changing security landscape. His unique approach to information security drives focus for the development of enterprise security management strategies that include virtualization and cloud security, incident response, APTs and user awareness.
Darrell Jones has worked in information security for more than 19 years. He has worked as both a leader and consultant in numerous industry verticals. He is currently the head of information security for Herbalife International Inc. In this role, he was challenged to build a global, world-class IS security and risk management program from the ground up. His role includes responsibility for policy, awareness and compliance in the areas of information security and risk globally. The role spans all company operations in more than 90 countries around the globe. Before assuming this role in 2010, he had responsibility for the IS infrastructure security for Kaiser Permanente, and has previously held a variety of other positions in IT security. Jones is active in the Cloud Security Alliance and Information Risk Executive Council. He holds a master of information technology and an MBA, both from Regis University, and is enrolled in law school.
Sr. Director, Office of the CISO Accuvant + FishNet
Robert Justus brings more than 24 years of risk management experience to his role as senior director of the office of the CISO. He works with client executives as a strategic partner, helping to position, build, and strengthen information security and overall enterprise risk management programs that are aligned with business objectives. He also hosts opportunities for industry peers to interact and learn from each other’s experiences.
Prior to joining Accuvant, Justus served for more than 13 years as CISO and SVP of corporate information security and IS and IT contingency planning for Union Bank. Most recently, he was chief security officer and director of GRC services for Allgress and Siege Secure. He is experienced in all aspects of the corporate-wide information security program; he speaks with directors or board committees in a consultative capacity as well as principals of service and organizations with business plans to serve highly regulated industries. Justus specializes in risk and audit management, financial regulatory compliance, corporate and supplier governance, and IT operations governance, risk and compliance.
Justus has a bachelor of science in business administration from the California Polytechnic University of Pomona and is an alumnus of the BAI Graduate School of Banking.
President/CEO & Co-Founder CrowdStrike
Serial entrepreneur George Kurtz is president and co-founder of CrowdStrike, a cutting-edge Big Data and security technology company focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their most sensitive intellectual property and national security information. Kurtz is an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur and speaker. He has more than 20 years of experience in the security space, including extensive experience driving revenue growth and scaling small and large organizations. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies has enabled him to drive innovation throughout his career by identifying market trends and correlating them with customer feedback, resulting in rapid growth for businesses.
His prior roles at McAfee include worldwide CTO and GM, as well as SVP of enterprise. Prior to joining McAfee, Kurtz started Foundstone in October 1999 as the founder and CEO responsible for recruiting the other six founding team members. Foundstone, a worldwide security products and services company, had one of the leading incident response practices in the industry and was acquired by McAFee in October of 2004. He also authored the best-selling security book of all time, “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.”
Founder & Managing Principal OrgLeader, LLC
Ryan Lahti is founder and managing principal of OrgLeader LLC. He enables leaders, teams and organizations to maximize their performance through his focus on leadership assessment, executive coaching and development, talent management, and organizational effectiveness. While he has worked in more than 20 industries, he concentrates on fact-based organizations — those driven by science, technology, engineering and finance. As a trusted advisor to senior management, Lahti helps coach executives to accelerate their business impact, partnering with board of directors members to evaluate CEO performance, facilitating strategic off-sites, optimizing corporate structures to achieve business objectives as well as enhancing executive team and board member productivity.
Prior to founding OrgLeader, he worked for global consulting firms including Ernst & Young and Hay Group. He also served in corporate positions with Gap Inc., Westin Hotels & Resorts and Invitrogen where he oversaw leadership and organizational development. His business experience involves helping Apple, Bank of America, Unilever, Southland Industries, Xerox, IBM, Texas Children’s Hospital, Toyota, State Farm and AMD.
Lahti holds a B.A. from UCLA, an M.A. in industrial and organizational psychology from California State University, Long Beach, and a Ph.D. in psychology and organizational science from the University of North Texas.
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.
Principal Client Svcs. PwC
Gary Loveland is a principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers' advisory practice and is part of the leadership team for PwC's global security practice. Loveland has deep experience in IT, cybersecurity and risk management, as well as extensive hands-on security management and implementation experience. He has functioned as a data security officer and has worked closely with executive management teams to recommend and implement security strategies in large-scale business environments. Loveland has worked extensively with the key vendors in the security industry to deploy security solutions to solve business needs. His experience also includes network, Internet and enterprise security solutions.
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.
Security and Compliance Officer Legendary Entertainment
A highly accomplished information security leader with more than 15 years of experience protecting information assets, risk management, incident management and compliance management, Dan Meacham is recognized as a top contributor to the information security community through support and advisory board membership at the University of Dallas, Texas A & M University, UCLA Extensions and VHA.
Meacham’s enterprise-wide security and risk management strategies set the standard for enterprise security operations in large public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Meacham has managed domestic and international investigation teams and budgets. Some of his career highlights include developing a national information security architecture model for healthcare, CISO finalist for the United Nation’s World Health Organization (2006) and transforming a 32% PCI compliance program to 97% compliance in less than 12 months. Meacham is a founding Co-Chair of the Evanta Southern California CISO Executive Summit.
Head of Information Protection Automobile Club of Southern California
Jack Miller has more than 10 years of CISO experience building and running enterprise information security programs for multibillion-dollar, highly regulated organizations. For the last three and a half years, he has served as head of information protection for Auto Club Enterprises, the largest AAA conglomerate with 15 million members in 22 states from Maine to Hawaii. In this position, Miller is not only responsible for security governance and risk management but has also built out and runs security operations, which includes incident detection and response. He serves on the advisory boards of multiple security companies, is a regular speaker at security events and has been called on to testify as an expert witness.
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer Williston Financial Group
Bruce Phillips has more than 11 years of experience in information security building and executing successful strategic security programs. He has a wealth of industry security knowledge in real estate settlement services and financial services. He focuses on a risk-based approach in the development and operation of business systems and the application of IT that not only meets the needs of the business but also protects business and consumer information.
Phillips previously served as the CISO of the nation’s largest insurance company and VP of security architecture for the mortgage and finance industries’ leading provider of integrated technology, services and data solutions. He has spoken on various topics including information security, e-discovery, and litigation support.
Phillips served as a former board member of the Orange County — Information Systems Security Association, and is a Governing Body member of the Southern California CISO Executive Summit.
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.
Systems Engineering Manager Cisco Systems, Inc.
Ken Schar is a senior manager of security engineering with Cisco. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Sourcefire. Schar was with Sourcefire for 10 years. In addition to his primary duties, he is a regularly featured speaker at many national security events including SANS, ISSA, etc. Prior to joining Sourcefire, he worked as a senior consultant and instructor with a large security consulting firm where he also directed the penetration testing and vulnerability assessment division.
Schar's background is comprised of nearly 20 years of progressive technical and security experience. His knowledge and methodologies have developed through years of network communications, systems and security architecture, and software development work. His experience culminates in a rich set of credentials for his concentration in information security.
Director, Regional Information Security Officer St. Joseph Health System
Robert Schlotfelt is an experienced IT professional with more than 20 years’ experience and a varied background in information security management, IT service management and project management. Schlotfelt has been a practicing CISSP since 2003 and has been in roles as director of security or security operations for the past 10 years. He is currently a director and regional security officer for Texas and New Mexico for St. Joseph Health Systems
Former CISO & Head of Technology & Architecture (CTO) Zurich Insurance Company
James Shira joined the Zurich Insurance Group in early 2009 in the role of head of group IT risk Americas. In 2010, he was promoted to assume the newly created role of group CISO. During the past five years, he has been transforming Zurich's information security posture, developing new and innovative solutions and capabilities, leading the data security improvement initiative on behalf of group operations, and working to enable Zurich employees to work in new and innovative ways while remaining secure. In 2012, Shira was asked to join the Zurich leadership team which represents the top executives of Zurich who support and guide Zurich's strategy and its execution at the direction of the CEO. Prior to joining Zurich, he has held various CISO roles at large financial institutions.
Patrick F. Stone
CEO Williston Financial Group
Patrick Stone has enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate and real estate-related services, including C-suite positions with three public companies and as a director on two Fortune 500 boards. The senior executive management positions include nine years as president and COO of the nation’s largest title insurance company, chairman and co-CEO of a software company, and CEO of a real estate data and information company.
Stone also served as vice chairman of Metrocities Mortgage, a 2005 top 20 mortgage lender, and as chairman of The Stone Group, an Austin, Texas-based tenant-rep brokerage company. Additionally, he served on the boards of World Minerals, DigitalMap, Homegain, RedVision, Wystein Capital and Inman News, who named him one of 2013’s 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate.
Stone’s philanthropic involvement has included service as chairman of the Santa Barbara Art Museum and as a director of the Portland Art Museum. He is past chairman of the Oregon State University Foundation, and co-chair of its billion-dollar capital campaign.