Rock Stars of Cybersecurity Speakers

 
Peter Allor

Peter Allor

Cyber Security Strategist - Federal
IBM

As a Security Strategist in the Critical Infrastructure Group, Peter Allor assists in guiding the company's overall security initiatives and participation in enterprise and government implementation strategies. He is responsible for security strategies, especially as they intersect with critical infrastructures and Central Government Operations / Strategy. He assists the IBM Watson and X-Force research and development teams with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding cyber vulnerabilities, exploits, incidents, threats, and early warning. This information is used to provide customers with information and resources to employ best practices to defend their domain from potential attacks. He is responsible for security strategies to align IBM's products and services with government, critical infrastructures, and networked protection requirements to protect against evolving sophisticated attack methodologies, providing integrated and simplified security operations based on customer input. Allor is a member of the Information Technology – Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC) Executive Committee, which works within the private sector on policy and strategy input to the US government. Allor is also Board Member of the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), where he also serves as CFO/Treasurer.
Peter Fonash

Peter Fonash

Chief Technology Officer
US Department of Homeland Security

Peter M. Fonash is Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Department of Homeland Security. He was previously Director of the National Communications System (NCS), Chief with the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Joint Combat Support Applications Division, and was responsible for defense communications infrastructure policy and program oversight at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence. He was also chairman of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Information Technology (IT) Architecture Council. He wrote DISA's strategic plan and managed the development of the Technical Architecture for Information Management—the forerunner of today's Enterprise Architecture. Before joining the federal government, Fonash worked for AT&T and the Burroughs Corp. (Unisys). He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, a master of science from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and a PhD in information technology and engineering from George Mason University.

Sarath Geethakumar

Senior Director – Global Information Security
VISA

Sarath Geethakumar is Senior Director of Mobile and Product Security at Visa Inc. He specializes in mobile platform and application security and is actively involved in mobile security research. Sarath's research activities have been instrumental in uncovering numerous security weaknesses with mobile device management solutions and platform security capabilities that were disclosed to appropriate vendors. Sarath was co-author of "Hacking Exposed Mobile" and is an active member and contributor of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Web and mobile initiatives. He previously worked as a security specialist, security consultant, lead architect, and software developer. Before joining Visa Inc., he served as an Information Security Specialist and Red Team member at American Express. Sarath has also provided consulting expertise to various financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. He has played a key role in shaping mobile security practices across various organizations and training security professionals on mobile security.
Joshua Greenbaum

Joshua Greenbaum

Principal
Enterprise Applications Consulting

Joshua has over 30 years of experience in the industry as a computer programmer, systems analyst, author, consultant, and industry analyst. Josh regularly consults with leading public and private enterprise software, database, infrastructure, implementation, and hardware companies, and advises end users on technology infrastructure and applications selection, development, and implementation issues.
Tim Helming

Tim Helming

Director of Product Management
DomainTools

Tim has over 13 years of experience in cybersecurity, from network to cloud to application attacks and defenses. At WatchGuard, he helped define and launch some of the best-selling SMB security appliances in the market. At Symform, he led definition and messaging efforts for that company's unique peer-to-peer cloud storage solution. Tim has spoken at security conferences, media events, and technology partner conferences worldwide.
Gus Hunt

Gus Hunt

Former CTO
CIA

Gus Hunt serves as president and CEO of Hunt Technology LLC, a consulting company focused on strategic IT planning, IT effectiveness and efficiency, cybersecurity, data-centric protection, and the cloud. Mr. Hunt served 28 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, most recently as the organization's Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, he set the IT strategic direction and future technology investment plan, and was the motivating force behind the agency's decision to acquire a copy of both the Amazon cloud and IBM's Watson. As CTO, he developed and implemented the CIA's process for expanding technology discovery and accelerating the adoption of new IT capabilities, enabling the CIA to keep pace with technology change in the commercial marketplace.
Will Hurley

Will Hurley

Co-founder
Chaotic Moon Studios

William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is the co-founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, an open source advocate and systems theorist. He is the recipient of several honors and awards. He is regularly interviewed by the press on technology and related topics. Whurley co-founded BarCamp Austin in 2006, a technology-related conference which took place around South By Southwest; and iPhoneDevCamp (or "developers camp"), which debuted in 2007 as an assembly of 200-300 developers and enthusiasts who were interested in finding new ways to use and hack Apple's iPhone. It has since expanded to include iOSDevCamp and iPadDevCamp. In the summer of 2013, whurley will be leading the inaugural GlassDevCamp, which will take place in San Francisco and will encourage the development of apps for the Google Glass platform. For more information, visit http://www.whurley.com.
Brian Kenyon

Brian Kenyon

Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist
McAfee, a division of Intel Security

Brian Kenyon leads an engineering organization focused on developing comprehensive security and compliance for enterprise organizations. His team designs solutions and addresses crisis situations in support of some of the world's largest IT infrastructures. As former chief architect of Foundstone, which McAfee, a division of Intel Security, acquired in 2004, Brian oversaw the security operations center and played an integral role in designing and developing the company's hardware and software solutions, including the FS1000. Brian serves as a trusted advisor to industry and government organizations on key cybersecurity issues and best practices. He co-authored Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual, was lead author for Security Sage's Guide to Hardening the Network Infrastructure, and contributing author of network architecture for Special Ops: Network and Host Security for Microsoft, Oracle, and UNIX.
Gary McGraw

Gary McGraw

Chief Technology Officer
Cigital

Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm with headquarters in the Washington, DC area and offices throughout the world. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best-selling books on this topic. His titles include "Software Security", "Exploiting Software", "Building Secure Software", "Java Security", "Exploiting Online Games", and six other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a monthly security column for SearchSecurity and Information Security Magazine, and is frequently quoted in the press. Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, he is on the Advisory Boards of Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), Raven White, Max Financial, and Wall+Main. His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics. McGraw served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).
Spencer Mott

Spencer Mott

Chief Information Security Officer
Amgen

Spencer Mott is Amgen's Chief Information Security Officer, and Vice President, Information Systems. Prior to Amgen, Spencer spent six years at Electronic Arts, 15 years in the Metropolitan Police (London, UK), and five years in media and copyright protection for a major film copyright trade association. Spencer's experience in the Security industry includes Corporate Risk Management, IT security, Cyber Defence, Software Development Security, Law Enforcement and Intellectual Property Compliance. 
David Rockvam

David Rockvam

Vice President
Entrust

Rockvam joined Entrust in 1998 as a senior manager to help drive relationships with system integrators and consultants, and led marketing programs to increase professional services revenues. Rockvam guided Entrust through two successful branding campaigns and helped shape the focus, drive and execution of the marketing team in the fastest-growing areas in the information security space — mobile and cloud services

Brett Wahlin

Brett Wahlin

Chief Information Security Officer
HP

Brett Wahlin is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at HP. Brett is responsible for building world-class, extensible security capabilities that protect HP's assets and workforce, enable and extend business capabilities, and showcase HP's security solutions at work. Brett has nearly 30 years of experience leading large enterprise information security architecture, policy, operations, and development. Previously, he served as Chief Security Officer for Sony Network Entertainment International, Chief Security Officer at McAfee, Chief Information Security Officer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Vice President of Security Architecture for Wells Fargo, and in various security positions at Intel. He started as a security professional in the US Army, specializing in the areas of linguistics and counterintelligence. Brett holds an MBA, a BA in Russian language, and a BS in criminal justice, all from Arizona State University.

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