LTC Ernest Wong
Chief of Staff
Army Cyber Institute (ACI)
Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Y. Wong is a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army who is the Chief of Staff at the Army Cyber Institute and as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a B.S. in economics, and he holds a M.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University, a M.A. in education from Stanford University, and a Master of Military Science from the Mubarak al-Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College in Kuwait. He had the opportunity to work as a NASA Summer Faculty Fellow and has served in overseas deployments to Iraq, Kuwait, and the Republic of Korea. His research interests include disruptive innovations, cyber resiliency, and the application of systems engineering tools for resolving complex real-world problems.
Principal Information Security Officer, Community Brands
Since 1994, Joshua Hiller has been a professional software developer and security analyst, working as a private contractor, team member, and team leader. Specializing in automation, integration, penetration auditing and forensics, Josh has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit industry in roles such as application developer, department director, and vice president.
A married father of three girls, Josh’s interests include; art, comic books, fantasy, science (and science fiction), application and network security, software development and tropical fish. If left alone for long periods of time around new software or technology, Josh is highly likely to take it apart to try and figure out how it works. At random, infrequent intervals, Josh likes to create games out of interesting puzzles he’s encountered.
Shevirah founder and CTO Georgia Weidman is a serial entrepreneur, penetration tester, security researcher, speaker, trainer, and author. She holds a MS in computer science as well as holding CISSP, CEH, and OSCP certifications. Her work in the field of smartphone exploitation has been featured internationally in print and on television. She has presented or conducted training around the world including venues such as NSA, West Point, and Black Hat. Georgia founded Bulb Security LLC, a security consulting firm specializing in security assessments/penetration testing, security training, and research/development. She was awarded a DARPA Cyber Fast Track grant to continue her work in mobile device security culminating in the release of the open source project the Smartphone Pentest Framework (SPF). She founded Shevirah Inc. to create product solutions for assessing and managing the risk of mobile devices in the enterprise and testing the effectiveness of enterprise mobility management solutions and is a graduate of the Mach37 cybersecurity accelerator. She is the author of Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking from No Starch Press. She was the recipient of the 2015 Women’s Society of CyberJutsu Pentest Ninja award. She is on the board of advisors of the angel backed security training startup Cybrary and the nonprofit Digital Citizens Alliance and is a member of the CyberWatch Center’s National Visiting Committee.
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Intelligence & Forensics Investigation (UTICA College), CISSP, E|CEH, E|CSA, CompTIA CSA+, CASP, CyberSec First Responder, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certified, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Mobility+, MCSE, MCTS and MBA. Currently Yuri works for Microsoft as Senior Content Developer for the Enterprise Mobility and Azure Security Team. Yuri is also a Professor for the Master of Security Science course at EC-Council University. Yuri is co-author of more than ten books published by Microsoft Press, Syngress, and Novaterra (in Brazil). Yuri is an ISSA Senior Member (Fort Worth, TX Chapter) and writer for the ISSA Journal. You can follow Yuri on Twitter @yuridiogenes.
Founder & CEO, PeopleSec
Joshua is the founder of PeopleSec and experienced penetration tester with an impressive background performing high end security assessments against high profile targets. He is also an expert social engineer who has talked his way into bank vaults, fortune 500 data centers, corporate offices, restricted areas of casinos and more. His experiences highlighted a significant need for a better “human solution” — This led him identify key mistakes commonly made in security awareness training programs and answer the question of how “patch stupid.”
Winn Schwartau thinks asymmetrically and has been “Security” for almost 30 years. As he puts it, “I’ve been in security for about 30 years and I think, maybe, I’m just starting to understand it.” If you want originality in thought, writing, presentations or any aspect of Security, call Winn. In addition to being called, “The Civilian Architect of Information Warfare,” he is one of the country’s most sought after experts on information security, infrastructure protection and electronic privacy
Regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence within the Information security industry, Chris Roberts constructs and directs a portfolio of defense services designed to improve the physical and digital security posture of both enterprise and government clients. With increasingly sophisticated attacks on targets of opportunity, Roberts’ unique methods of addressing the evolving threat matrix and experience with all information systems make him an indispensable partner to clients and industries that demand protection of financials, intellectual property, customer data and other protected information from attack.
Aamir Lakhani is a leading security architect and runs the popular security blog Dr. Chaos at www.DrChaos.com. He is responsible to provide IT security solutions to major commercial and federal enterprise organizations. Lakhani has designed offensive counter defense measures for defense and intelligence agencies, and has assisted organizations in defending themselves from active strike back attacks perpetrated by underground cyber groups. Lakhani is considered an industry leader in support of detailed architectural engagements and projects on topics related to cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) research, and Dark Security.
CISSP-ISSMP, GSNA, GCIH
Joe Gray joined the U.S. Navy directly out of High School and served for 7 years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Joe is an Enterprise Security Consultant at Sword and Shield Enterprise Security in Knoxville, TN. Joe also maintains his own Blog and Podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. In his spare time, Joe enjoys reading news relevant to information security, attending information security conferences, contributing blogs to various outlets, bass fishing, and flying his drone.
Research Lead (IoT) for Rapid7
Deral Heiland CISSP, serves as a the Research Lead (IoT) for Rapid7. Deral has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field, and has held multiple positions including: Senior Network Analyst, Network Administrator, Database Manager, Financial Systems Manager and Senior Information Security Analyst. Over the last 10+ years Deral’s career has focused on security research, security assessments, penetration testing, and consulting for corporations and government agencies. Deral also has conducted security research on a numerous technical subjects, releasing white papers, security advisories, and has presented the information at numerous national and international security conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, Shmoocon, DerbyCon, RSAC, Hack In Paris. Deral has been interviewed by and quoted by several media outlets and publications including ABC World News Tonight, BBC, Consumer Reports, MIT Technical Review, SC Magazine, Threat Post and The Register.
Senior Security Researcher, Malware Reverse Engineering Trainer at Fortinet
He is a Senior Security Researcher/Team Lead at Fortinet. He is also the Lead Trainer responsible for training the junior AV/IPS analysts in malware analysis and reverse engineering.
He has presented in different conferences like BSidesVancouver, BSidesCapeBreton, OAS-First, BSidesOttawa, SecTor, DefCamp, BCAware, AtlSecCon, BSidesCalgary, TakeDownCon, MISABC, InsomniHack, ShowMeCon, CircleCityCon, and HackInParis. He is a regular contributor to the Fortinet blog and Virus Bulletin publication, where he has published 22 articles.
Dr. Catherine J. Ullman
Senior Information Security Analyst, University at Buffalo
Dr. Catherine J. Ullman began her IT career nearly 20 years ago as a Technical Support Specialist for Corel Word Perfect. After gaining valuable experience, as well as several technical certifications while working for Ingram Micro and subsequently Amherst Systems, she was offered and accepted a position at UB as a Systems Administrator in 2000 in which she provided both server and workstation support for several departments within Undergraduate Education. While she enjoyed her support role, she began to specialize in computer security and computer forensics. As a result, Cathy was often utilized by the Information Security Office to assist in the investigation of security breaches. Ultimately, she was asked to join the Information Security Office full time in 2009. In her current role as a Senior Information Security Analyst, Cathy is responsible for performing computer forensic investigative services for compliance on potentially compromised machines as well as for personnel issues. She also assists with incident management involving intrusion detection and analysis and provides security awareness training to departments on campus upon request. In her (minimal) spare time, she enjoys researching death and the dead, and learning more about hacking things.
Michael J. Masucci
Michael J. Masucci is an award winning producer, video-artist, writer, musician, curator and mediator. He also currently serves as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica, where he chairs the Public Art Committee.
Masucci’s collaborations have been exhibited internationally, at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the American Film Institute (Los Angeles), the Autry National Center, on commercial television, as well as in festivals, galleries conferences and universities.
He is co-founder of Los Angeles’ seminal video art group EZTV ( www.eztvmedia.com ) which has received retrospectives by the American Film Institute, the University of Southern California and was included in the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time. Additionally, he co-founded CyberSpace Gallery, one of the world’s first art galleries dedicated to digital art. He has presented talks at conferences whose topics range from entertainment, transhumanism, cyber-security, and technology.
His work has been profiled in a variety of media, including PBS, the Discovery Channel, the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Artweek and the Hollywood Reporter. His writings have appeared in the SIGGRAPH Journal, the Independent Film & Video Monthly, and in several books, including “CyberArts-Exploring Art & Technology” (edited by Linda Jacobsen).
Masucci has taught at the Otis College of Art & Design and has done guest lectures at a number of institutions, including Changchun Film Studios (China) UCLA, USC, CalTech, Claremont College, the University of Helsinki, San Francisco Art Institute, American Film Institute, ICA (London), Long Beach Museum of Art, the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and New School/ Parsons.
Masucci has a law degree and completed graduate level training in mediation and conflict resolution and holds certificates in film, music and graphic design.
Laura Samsó Pericón
Executive Vice President, Centurion Technologies Consulting LLC
Laura Samsó Pericón is a subject matter expert with 15+ years of civil-military international experience focused in R&D, project management, proposals preparation and business development in the Earth Observation area in concrete in the fields of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – Remote Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs), Satellite Systems, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). Her interests also range from geopolitics to intelligence technologies.
Over her career, Ms. Samsó Pericón has worked in international projects dealing with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Spanish Space Center (INTA), the Centre for Development and Industrial Technology (CDTI) between other international organizations/companies. She held different positions ranging from Researcher Assistant at the Institute of Geomatics, Systems Engineer and Technical Support Coordinator at Indra Espacio Barcelona (Spain), Senior Project Engineer, Sales Manager and Assistant to the Corporate Director at the Software & Technologies Division of Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems (DCM)/Imaging. Since February 2017 she is also engaged with HEMAV in Spain.
She is involved in the Spanish entrepreneur environment delivering conferences and training sessions about drones in universities.
DrPH Gregory Carpenter
COO of Pragmatick IO, Inc.
Mr. Carpenter is the owner of GCE, LLC, COO of Pragmatik IO, INC., the National Security and Cyber Security Contributor at Newsl.org, on the Board of Directors of ATNA Systems, International Board of Advisors of the MacKenzie Institute and has his own radio show based on his book, Reverse Deception which is a popular curriculum book in IT and psychology departments nationwide which has been translated into four languages; Cyrillic, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. He is an adjunct professor and has been a frequent guest on Fox News, ABC and SiriusXM and travels globally to speak on his doctoral research involving in vivo bio-nanorobotic security and other technologies.
In his over 30 years of military and civil service he served in several capacities in the Infantry, Logistics, Medical Service and Military Intelligence branches. His assignments included US Strategic Command, the National Security Agency and numerous army and joint facilities.
Mr Carpenter holds a MS from Seton Hall University and a BS from Colorado Christian University and is a doctoral candidate studying bionanotechnology. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) a LEAN 6 Sigma professional, a licensed ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and has received numerous professional awards, including the prestigious National Security Agency Military Performer of the Year in 2007.
Executive Director of MINIS LLC
James Tubberville has held a number of technical positions and management roles over a 17 year career focused on system, network, application and information security. James is a former member and lead for a NSA certified Red Team and has conducted threat computer network operations, red teaming, penetration testing, and physical security assessments for a variety of commercial and government customers . He is currently Executive Director of MINIS LLC, a Cyber and Information Security consulting company specializing in red teaming, cyber threat analysis, and threat mitigation. As a security professional, James has achieved numerous information technology and security related certifications and awards.