An internationally recognized data privacy and identity-centric security expert and global speaker, Bird leverages his diverse experiences as a strategic advisor and solutions provider to challenge current notions about cybersecurity. An early proponent of the zero trust strategy, Bird is a frequent speaker on keynote platforms around the world. He is a Forbes Tech council member and speaks on topics ranging from data protection regulations to cybersecurity-enabled consumer protection.
Maler has been at the forefront of almost every innovation in identity in the internet age, including co-creating such landmark technologies as XML and innovating and leading standards such as SAML and User-Managed Access (UMA). She has also served as a Forrester Research security and risk analyst with John Kindervag. She is also a strong advocate of zero trust identity.
Dr. Cunningham previously served as vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on Zero Trust, artificial intelligence, machine learning and security architecture design for security leaders around the globe.
Kindervag currently advises both public and private sector organizations with the design and building of zero trust networks and other cybersecurity topics. He holds, or has held, numerous industry certifications, including QSA, CISSP, CEH and CCNA. He has a practitioner background, having served as a security consultant, penetration tester and security architect. His expertise lies in the areas of secure network design, wireless security and voice-over-IP hacking.
He is a bestselling author of several cybersecurity books, including the award-winning book "Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future." He holds a JD from the Southern Methodist University, as well as several cybersecurity certifications, including CISSP, CISM and CIPP.
In 2020, Kale co-authored an award-winning research article "Cybersecurity: The End Game" published in Taylor and Francis' EDPACS journal. Her multi-disciplinary career is focused on bridging gaps between business ROI, technology and people. She has successfully led cybersecurity initiatives and managed cybersecurity board reporting and budgets. She is also an executive coach and D&I practitioner and advises growth companies focused on human-centered, sustainable products and technology.
Touhill was appointed by former President Barack Obama to be the first CISO of the U.S. government. Previously, he served in the Department of Homeland Security as deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. He is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired with the rank of brigadier general.
After seven years with RSA, Curry acted as SVP and CISO at Microstrategy, CSO & CTO for Arbor Networks before it became Netscout, and as CSO for Cybereason. Sam is a Forbes contributor, holds 17 active patents in cybersecurity and a master’s degree in counterterrorism, and sits on two boards of directors. In addition, he teaches courses at Harvard (online), Wentworth Technology Institute, and Nichols College. He is also a Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University.
Grant joined Venable after serving as a managing director at The Chertoff Group. Before that, he established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace for NIST and also served as NIST's senior executive advisor for identity management, leading efforts to improve identity and authentication for individuals and devices in the NIST Roadmap.
Having served as the U.S. federal chief information security officer (CISO) based out of the White House and on the White House National Security Council (NSC) as senior director for cybersecurity policy, Schneider is uniquely positioned to help navigate the strategic, operational, and risk management needs of large-scale global technology environments. Prior to being appointed as the federal CISO, he served as the first deputy federal CISO, supporting the creation of the new office within OMB and the establishment of the federal CISO Council. His experience also includes developing identity management policies that implement multifactor authentication capabilities to enhance information sharing and security.
Brooks served as the SME for cybersecurity for the U.S. Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center; is a former technology partner advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; served on the EC-Council Global Advisory Board and the MIT Technology Review Advisory Board; and is Chairman of the CompTIA New and Emerging Technologies committee. Brooks also served as the vice president for Homeland Security for Xerox, the vice president of Government Relations for SRA, and the vice president of R&D for Rapiscan.
Previously, he served as a senior assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he investigated and prosecuted cases related to cryptocurrency, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking. He has received numerous awards from FinCEN, the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office, including the Attorney General's Award for leading an interagency task force dedicated to prosecuting those who abuse and exploit children.
Additionally, he sits on advisory boards as an expert in information security and financial payments and also advises universities on future cybersecurity curricula. He also is recognized within the World Economic Forum as an expert in blockchain and cybersecurity.
Dr. Sample has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry. Her research focuses on deception and the role of cultural values in cybersecurity events. More recently, she has begun researching the relationship between human cognition and machines. Presently, she is continuing research on modeling cyber behaviors by culture. Her other areas of research are data resilience, cyber-physical systems and industrial control systems.
Hood assisted the NIST Cybersecurity Framework team in the evolution and outreach of the Cybersecurity Framework. Recently, she has supported the CMMI Institute in the development and expansion of the CMMI Cybermaturity Platform. The patented approach she helped develop for CMMI translates cybersecurity risk to cybermaturity goals and identifies mitigation strategies to help organizations improve their cybersecurity capabilities. Hood is also a registered practitioner for the Certificated Maturity Model Certification program.
In addition, Kellerman drives Contrast's industrywide approach to share strategic, software-layer cyber-intelligence. Prior to joining Contrast, he held the positions of head of cybersecurity strategy for VMware and chief cybersecurity officer for Carbon Black. In 2020, he was appointed to the Cyber Investigations Advisory Board for the United States Secret Service, and was appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security in 2008 for the 44th President of the United States.
Previously earning her two bachelor's degrees from Rutgers University in New Jersey in psychology and industrial relations, then her JD from Pace University's Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Peachey is licensed in multiple states, including New York, California, Texas and Florida, as well as admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar.
Barnier has taught operations, finance and economics at the graduate level in the U.S., and has been a guest lecturer in Russia and Mexico. In 2014, he served on the faculty of the Wharton/ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He earned an MBA and BBA both with distinction and other honors (including Beta Gamma Sigma and Financial Management Honor Society) from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Administration.
Bordow has more than 30 years of technology and thought leadership/ management experience across financial, aerospace, defense and communications industries. He has managed large technology projects in research and development, business innovation, and innovation labs. At Wells Fargo, he has been awarded the 2020 Galileo Award for integrating patent strategy in support of Wells Fargo's key priorities, the 2019 Einstein Award for advancing innovation in uncharted areas and the 2017 Gold Coin Award for innovation. He has filed more than two dozen patents with the U.S. Patent Office in 2019/2020 on topics such as digital identity, quantum technology and post-quantum cryptography.
Dr. Robinson is a member of the Board of Directors for InfraGard Maryland Chapter and provides support for InfraGard at the national level on the Journal Review Committee. Dr. Robinson teaches graduate-level courses in quantitative methods, incident response and healthcare mobile device security at Touro College and Capitol Technology University. She holds multiple industry certifications, including CISSP and CEH.
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