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Dr. Edward G. Amoroso currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at AT&T, where his primary responsibilities lie in the real-time protection of AT&T's vast enterprise, network, and computing infrastructure, including its emerging LTE mobile network and cloud services. Ed's team is presently focused on creating innovative means for reducing the risk of advanced persistent threat (APT), distributed denial of service (DDOS), mobile malware, and cloud infrastructure attacks targeting AT&T and its customers. Ed's team works specifically in the area of advanced threat analytics, virtualization of cloud resident security protections, enterprise security policy and architecture, and advanced detection of malware. Ed also manages AT&T's intellectual property and patent development group.
During his twenty-nine year career with AT&T, beginning at Bell Labs, Ed has focused exclusively on cyber security, working on projects ranging from UNIX operating system security to critical infrastructure protection design. Ed is the author of dozens of technical papers and reports, as well as five published books on the topic of cyber security. For the past twenty-five years, he has also served as adjunct professor of computer science at the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he has introduced roughly 2,500 graduate students to the topic of computer security.
Ed holds the BS degree in physics from Dickinson College, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Ed is also a graduate of the Columbia Business School. In 2000, Ed was awarded the AT&T Labs Technology Medal and was elected an AT&T Fellow in 2009. Ed's work has been featured in major news media such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and CNN. He has recently completed, with his seventeen-year-old son Matthew, a high school textbook on computer science entitled "From Gates to Apps" (Silicon Press, 2013).
Andy Daudelin is the Vice President of AT&T Security Solutions, responsible for product marketing of enterprise security services. His focus areas include setting the strategic direction for the AT&T security portfolio and developing and managing product roadmaps and development. He has been with AT&T since 1988 and held leadership roles in engineering, customer service and service delivery prior to his move into marketing. He has an M.S. in Systems Engineering from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Stuart leads Cylance as its CEO and visionary for a new approach to threat detection, protection and response. His leadership sets the strategic direction, operational execution, and fiscal investments of the company. Stuart is one of the leading experts and practical thinkers in the computer security industry today. With a highly regarded 25-year history in the security industry, Stuart has led some of the most notable companies in the space.
Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Global CTO and General Manager of the Security Management Business Unit for McAfee/Intel where he was responsible for a $3 billion consumer and corporate security products business. During his tenure at McAfee, Stuart established an elite team of security researchers called TRACE, which frequently discovered 0-day vulnerabilities and emerging threats in embedded and critical infrastructure. Before McAfee, Stuart formalized the cyber security program at Kaiser Permanente, a $34 billion healthcare company.
In 1999, Stuart launched Foundstone, Inc., a global consulting and products company, which was acquired by McAfee in 2004. Stuart is the creator and lead-author of the most successful security book of all time, Hacking Exposed. This book is now on version 7. He is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, and is one of the industry's leading authorities in information security today.
Stuart McClure earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado. He also holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board at CounterTack
Kevin Johnson is a security consultant with Secure Ideas. Kevin came to security from a development and system administration background. He has many years of experience performing security services for Fortune 100 companies, and in his spare time he contributes to a large number of open source security projects. Kevin's involvement in open-source projects is spread across a number of projects and efforts. He is the founder of many different projects and has worked on others. He founded BASE, which is a Web front-end for Snort analysis. He also founded and continues to lead the SamuraiWTF live DVD. This is a live environment focused on Web penetration testing. He also founded Yokoso and Laudanum, which are focused on exploit delivery.
Kevin is a senior instructor for SANS and the author of Security 542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. He also presents at industry events, including DEFCON and ShmooCon, and for various organizations, like Infragard, ISACA, ISSA, and the University of Florida.
As an Executive Director of Technology Security, Gus leads the AT&T Security Research Center (http://src.att.com) under the AT&T Chief Security Officer. The Center was created by the AT&T CSO, Dr. Edward Amoroso, to invent the secure future of communications and computing.
The Center's researchers work on very large scale problems in dynamic areas such as mobility and cellular, cloud computing, networking, and data mining. They search for ways to utilize the power of the network for new security architectures and mechanisms.
Gus has been working on security since 1998, beginning with WorldNet - the first consumer Internet service from AT&T. Since then, Gus has had responsibility for defining the security architecture and security requirements for key AT&T IP Services including Business and Consumer VoIP.
Gus began working at AT&T Bell Labs (later AT&T Labs) in 1988 doing design and development of automatic photonic manufacturing systems. He has also contributed to AT&T in the area of robust design of wireless devices and systems.
Before joining AT&T, Gus designed digital control systems for General Electric Aircraft Engines. Gus has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a BSME and MSE from MIT.
As Vice President of Security Solutions at Radware, Mr. Herberger is responsible for developing, managing, and increasing the company's security practice. He also serves as the primary corporate spokesperson in the Americas for security-related topics. Since 2010, Mr. Herberger has led Radware's security business product leadership & growth.
A frequent guest of Fox Business News, CNN and Bloomberg Broadcast News, along with numerous NYT, WSJ and Washington Post citations, Mr. Herberger is considered a foremost expert on the problems and solutions surrounding Cyber Attacks.
Before joining Radware, Carl served as V.P., Security & Compliance at Evolve IP, a major East Coast Cloud Security provider based in Philadelphia. While at Evolve IP, he was responsible for all aspects of the company's $MM managed and professional service security offerings, including P&L, marketing, pricing, delivery, technology selection, and staffing.
Before joining Evolve IP, Carl served as President and Co-founder of Allied InfoSecurity, Inc. - an international provider of best-in-class security consulting and technical compliance services. Prior to his tenure at Allied InfoSecurity, Inc., Carl served as the Information Security Officer for Barclaycard US. In this role, he was responsible for the entire information security program.
From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Herberger was the senior executive in charge of the SunGard Professional Services IT Security Practice which was recognized as one of the top-five IT security consulting organizations in the U.S. in 2005.
Areas of Expertise
Valentin Leon-Bonnet is a security researcher/consultant at iSEC Partners, an information security firm specializing in application, network, and mobile security. At iSEC, Valentin leads projects testing web applications, desktop applications, mobile applications as well as network penetration. Valentin graduated with a MS in Computer Science from EPITECH in Paris, a MS in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology and a MS in Engineering from Chongqing University. His interests are centered around low-level code, web technologies, and network. He won an AI competition, rewrote most of the standard libc functions and implemented his own shell.
Andrew Rahimi is a Security Engineer for iSEC Partners in New York, an information security firm specializing in application, network, and mobile security. He is experienced in network penetration testing, including social engineering and wireless-specific attacks, and brings his understanding of networks to relevant research projects. His interests primarily include CDMA mobile phone research, satellite TV/Radio, WiFi authentication, and other wireless network-oriented technologies. At Black Hat and Defcon 2013, Andrew Rahimi presented "I Can Hear You Now: Traffic Interception & Remote Mobile Phone Cloning with a Compromised CDMA Femtocell." Andrew graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering.
Rick is the Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto Networks where he is responsible for the company's internal security program, the oversight of the Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence Team (Unit 42) and the development of thought leadership for the company and for the cyber security community. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Rick was the Chief Information Security Officer for TASC, the General Manager of a commercial cyber security intelligence service at Verisign called iDefense and the SOC Director at Counterpane Internet Security. He served in the US Army for 23 years in various command and staff positions involving information technology and computer security and spent the last 2 years of his career as the US Army's Computer Emergency Response Team Chief (ACERT) where he coordinated network defense, network intelligence and network attack operations for the Army's global network. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2004. Rick holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and an engineering degree from the US Military Academy. He also taught computer science at the Academy from 1990 to 1995. He has published many academic papers on technology and security and has contributed as an executive editor to two books: "Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures" and "Cyber Security Essentials."
Dr. Pruthi is the Founder and CEO of NIKSUN which he has built from a startup to a highly successful global company in the cyber security, wireless, and network monitoring markets. Recognized as one of the foremost experts in advanced cyber security technologies, Dr. Pruthi advises on cyber defense strategies with some of the highest levels of governments and enterprises around the world. He is a frequent speaker on cyber security issues, including keynotes to delegates from across 28 NATO nations, agencies, and strategic commands at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium 2010-2013.
Dr. Pruthi received his Doctorate in Telecommunications from The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and his thesis, "An Application of Chaotic Maps to Packet Traffic Modeling," was the first to apply chaotic and fractal systems to accurately model the seemingly erratic nature of network traffic. Dr. Pruthi continues to drive the advancement of cybersecurity and network monitoring applications and practices to new levels, regularly introducing highly innovative and state-of-the-art products that continue to pave the way in the industry.
Dr. Hugh Thompson is chief security strategist and senior vice president at Blue Coat and is a leading force in the information security industry. He has more than a decade of experience creating methodologies that help organizations build demonstrably more secure systems and has co-authored three books on the topic. In 2006 he was named one of the "Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security" by SC Magazine. For the past three years, Dr. Thompson has served as the program committee chairman for RSA Conference, the world's largest information security gathering, where he is responsible for guiding the technical content at both the U.S. and European RSA Conferences. He also sits on the Editorial Board of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine.
Dr. Thompson holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology. For the past few years he has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he taught a graduate course that explored cutting edge techniques for secure software development and software vulnerability exploitation. He has been interviewed by top news organizations including CNN, CNBC, ABC, Fox News, CBS Evening News, MSNBC, HBO, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Associated Press, and the Washington Post and has authored more than 80 academic and industrial publications on software security and frequently writes for such industry publications as Dr. Dobbs Journal, IEEE Security & Privacy, CSO Magazine, Scientific American, Network World, and Forbes. He is the co-author of a book on human potential and achievement, The Plateau Effect, published by Penguin in 2013.
Dan Holden is the Director of ASERT, Arbor's Security Engineering and Response Team, where he leads one of the most well respected security research organizations in the industry. His teams oversee the ATLAS global security intelligence database, and are responsible for threat landscape monitoring and Internet security research including the reverse engineering of malicious code. Dan also oversees the development and delivery of security content and countermeasures for Arbor's industry leading DDoS technologies via the ATLAS Threat Feed (ATF) and the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF) threat detection services.
Prior to Arbor, Dan was director of HP TippingPoint's DVLabs and a founding member of IBM/ISS X-Force. While at HP TippingPoint, Dan grew the DVLab's organization into a mature security research and development team delivering security content, intelligence portals, and reputation technology as well as overseeing both the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program and Pwn2Own vulnerability contest. Dan also helped build and define X-Force over the course of 12 years in various capacities ranging from development to product management. Dan has been in the security industry spanning two decades specializing in vulnerability analysis, security research, and technology incubation. Dan is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences and has been quoted and featured in many top publications, radio and television.
Avi Rembaum is Check Point's Director, 3D Security. He first joined Check Point in 2006 as Head of the Solution Center, and in 2009 he took on ownership of the company's business relationships with the Tier-1 Telcos in North America. In his current capacity, Avi oversees Check Point's incident response team and strategic consulting programs. He is also responsible for new programs, such as the global Financial Services Security Workgroup and critical infrastructure security initiative. Avi first began working in the information and network security industry in 1997, when he joined RADGUARD's marketing team. He also held product management positions at RedCreek and SonicWALL. Prior to joining Check Point, Avi served as a practice manager in Getronics' North American information security group, joining the global IT services firm following its acquisition of RedSiren.
Russ Sovde, Vice President of Systems Engineering at Fortinet, the market leaders in Unified Threat Management (UTM), brings over 15 years of experience in the networking and security industry. Prior to Fortinet, Russ worked for NetScreen and Juniper Networks as a Systems Engineer covering the Pacific Northwest territory before joining Mu Dynamics as a Global Field Systems Engineer, where he developed a deep understanding of application, performance and security testing. Russ then joined Fortinet as a Consulting Systems Engineer for Fortinet's Global Carrier division before stepping into a management role as Director of System Engineering for US Based Major Accounts. As the Vice President of Systems Engineering Russ is a member of Fortinet's Office of the CTO and is responsible for the ongoing development of Fortinet's core processes to meet the needs of global customers requiring the highest caliber of network performance and security.
Dennis Cox co-founded BreakingPoint in 2005 and served as its Chief Technology Officer until the acquisition by Ixia in August, 2012. Dennis' vision and leaders contributed to making BreakingPoint a leading security validation solution provider.
At Ixia, Dennis is responsible for the technical vision and direction of the security and application group - including testing solutions, security research, and application delivery. Dennis has more than 15 years of industry experience in bringing high-performance network devices to market, and is the author of numerous patents on various topics from IP Spoofing to Network Processors.
Previously, Cox was one of the founders and the Director of Engineering at TippingPoint. Responsible for product direction at TippingPoint, Cox created innovations in intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and saw the company through its acquisition by 3Com in 2005. Cox is also a frequent contributor to online technology publications and a highlighted speaker at technology events.
Kristin Lovejoy is the General Manager of the IBM Security Services Division, charged with development and delivery of managed and professional security services to IBM clients world-wide. Prior to her role in Services, Kris was IBM's VP of Information Technology Risk and Global CISO, responsible for managing, monitoring and testing IBM's corporate security and resiliency functions globally, where she also acted as Chairman of IBM's IT Risk Steering Committee, co-Chair of IBM's Data Security Steering committee, co-Chair of the IBM's Social Networking committee, and member of IBM's Enterprise Risk Steering Committee. Today Kris is a member of a number of external boards and advisory panels, including SC Magazine's Editorial Board, Forrester's Security and Risk Council, and Grotech Ventures. Before joining IBM, she was the CTO, CIO and VP of Support and Services at Consul which was acquired by IBM in 2007 as well as VP of Security Assurance Services for TruSecure Corporation.
Kris is a recognized expert in the field on security, risk, compliance and governance, with appearances on CNBC, NPR and WTOP. Within the past five years she has been recognized as 2012 Compass Award Winner by CSO Magazine, one of E-Week's 2012 "Top Women in Information Security That Everyone Should Know", Top 25 CTO by InfoWorld, as Top 25 Most Influential Security Executives by Security Magazine. Ms. Lovejoy holds U.S. and EU patents for Object Oriented Risk Management Models and Methods.
Today Ms. Lovejoy resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband and four children.
Kevin Kennedy is Senior Director of Product Management for Security at Juniper Networks. In this role, Kennedy focuses on changing the economics of hacking to protect applications and data in rapidly evolving cloud datacenters and campus networks increasingly flooded with employee-owned mobile devices.
Prior to Juniper, Kennedy helped solve the spam problem and created the secure web gateway product category, leading the Content Security business at Cisco, including IronPort Email and Web Security, and ScanSafe Cloud Web Security. Before joining IronPort and Cisco, he ran product management and marketing for several startups and managed a seed-stage technology investment fund. Kennedy started his career at Intel, where his responsibilities spanned from microprocessor design to marketing to sales to venture investment.
Kennedy has a BSE Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Rishi Bhargava is Vice President and General Manager of Software Defined Datacenter Group, Intel Security Solutions Division at Intel Security, Inc. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he is responsible for delivering Intel integrated Security Solutions for datacenters. Prior to his current role, Rishi was Vice President of Product Management for Datacenter and Server security products at McAfee, Part of Intel Security. During his tenure at McAfee, he led product management teams and launched multiple products to establish McAfee leadership in Risk & Compliance, Virtualization and Cloud security.
Rishi joined McAfee by way of Solidcore (Enterprise Security Startup) acquisition by McAfee in 2009. At Solidcore, he was responsible for Product Management and Strategy. As one of the early employees and member of the core leadership team, he was instrumental in defining the company's product strategy and growing the business; Solidcore's technology is now the leading Application Whitelisting product in the Industry. Rishi holds over a dozen patents in the area of Computer Security.
Rishi holds a B. S. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Rishi's interests revolve around exploring new technologies and industry trends.
As CTO at Symantec, Amit Mital is responsible for driving the technology strategy for the company. His organization includes Symantec Research Labs and strategic technology assets that drive the future innovation and transformation roadmap for the company. Mital joined Symantec in December 2013 from Microsoft.
As corporate vice president for the Startup Business Group (SBG) at Microsoft, Mital led a strategic innovation and incubation organization that drove new business value for Microsoft by identifying new business and technology opportunities, building new products and taking them to market. An engineer at heart with a passion for driving innovation and building new products, Mital spent 20 years at Microsoft building products from the ground up, shipping 13 products in a leadership role, including Live Mesh, LiveMeeting, and Biztalk Server.
Mital holds 41 U.S. and international patents, as well as a master's degree in engineering from Dartmouth College. He is an avid telemark and alpine skier and enjoys travel, kayaking and photography. Mital also serves on the board of trustees for the Seattle Opera.
Mr. Frymier is the Chief Information Security Officer of Unisys Corporation. As both a thought leader and practitioner, he represents the company across the IT and information security space. He also leads the Unisys Consumerization of IT program, fostering the overall evolution of Unisys information technology strategy and implementation to accommodate mobility and the adoption and effective use of consumer technologies in the Unisys infrastructure.
Mr. Frymier previously led the Unisys Information Security Office, with tactical responsibility for the implementation of policies, operational procedures, incident response, contract support, regulatory compliance, information asset management, IT oversight and investigations of the digital domain on a global basis. Prior to that, Mr. Frymier held a variety of IT infrastructure and application management positions.
Mr. Frymier holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Mazin Gilbert is the Assistant Vice President of Intelligent Services Research at AT&T Labs. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and an MBA for Executives from the Wharton Business School. Dr. Gilbert has over 25 years of R&D experience working in industry at British Telecom, BBC, and AT&T and in academia at Rutgers University, Liverpool University, and Princeton University. Dr. Gilbert is a well-known technology leader and an international speaker in the areas of communication, intelligent systems and big data. His organization is responsible for the advancement of AT&T's technologies and solutions for Domain 2.0 Services in areas of interactive speech and multimodal user interfaces, image and video processing, machine learning, data analytics and business intelligence, and communication systems. Dr. Gilbert has contributed to numerous products and services including AT&T Watson, VoiceTone™ Enterprise contact centers, AT&T Cloud Enabler, Contact Center Analytics, Big Data Analytics and Visualization Platform, and Social Media Analytics.
Dr. Gilbert has over 100 technical publications in human-machine communication and is the author of the book entitled, Artificial Neural Networks for Speech Analysis/Synthesis (Chapman & Hall, 1994). He holds 100 US patents. Dr. Gilbert is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Mr. Waskelis is responsible for the strategic direction, P&L management and business performance for AT&T Consulting's Security service lines. Todd's organization provides both strategic and tactical security consulting services to enterprises and government agencies covering a wide spectrum of offerings from compliance and risk management to technical services.
Prior to joining VeriSign, he was a Senior Manager at Guardent (acquired by VeriSign in 2004), a leading provider of Managed Security and Security Consulting Services. He was responsible for business development, resource management, opportunity identification, proposal creation, project execution and quality control for the delivery of security consulting services. Prior to Guardent Mr. Waskelis was a Director at NetSec (acquired by MCI in 2005) in addition to providing leadership for the development and operations of both the Managed Security Services group and the Security Consulting group he was responsible for providing direct support to C-level clients and their staff while creating, maintaining and expanding relationships and opportunities within the target Fortune 1000 clients.
In addition to holding Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification, Mr. Waskelis is also a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for the Payment Card Industry and serves on the board of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
Mr. Waskelis' experience is the result of more than 17 years of operations leadership at various organizations and over 13 years of information security experience. Mr. Waskelis holds a B.S. in Management, Information Technology and has extensive experience in media relations including radio, press and live television appearances.
With 19 years of research experience, Dr. Abella has held positions that allow her to demonstrate her skills in a broad research spectrum which have unfolded into her organization's current responsibilities which include research in cloud computing, distributed storage, human-computer interaction, mobile services, SIP/VoIP technology, and ubiquitous computing.
In 2013, Dr. Abella received Columbia University's Medal of Excellence, an award given each year to an alumnus or alumna, under 45 years of age, whose record in scholarship, public service, or professional life is outstanding. This is the first time since 1929 —when the award was first given— that Columbia has awarded the medal to an engineer. In 2011, she was selected by President Obama to be on his Presidential Advisory Commission for Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Also in 2011, she was inducted into the prestigious WITI (Women in Technology International) Hall of Fame. In 2010, she was honored as one of the Top Five Women of the Year by Hispanic Business Magazine. She is also a member of the elite group of AT&T Science and Technology Medal award winners and recipient of the Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement.
Besides her technical contributions, Dr. Abella has been a strong advocate in fostering the development of minorities and women in science and engineering. As Executive Vice President for the Young Science Achievers program, she has worked tirelessly to bring an interest and excitement in science and engineering to high school aged women and minority students through a program of mentoring and scientific achievement. She has also recently joined the board of the newly created AT&T Women of Technology and Network employee network whose goal it is to encourage and facilitate the recruitment, development, advancement, and retention of women of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by providing educational and networking opportunities.
Margaret Chiosi has been involved in data networking for 30+ years. Margaret is currently focused on implementing the virtualization platform for network functions as well as SDN in the L1-L3 and mobility space (User Defined Network Cloud). She has led organizations of 150+ responsible from concept through development and deployment of emerging network technologies for new global data services, development of data networking equipment, and strategic direction for data services and products. Past data experience has ranged from service development of IP/VPNs, Ethernet, FR/ATM, and Optical services with multi-billion dollars global revenue streams, to development of data products on real-time operating systems as well as UNIX based systems.
Margaret received her BS/MS in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Margaret is a founding member of the ETSI ISG - Network Virtualization Forum and was a former MEF Board of Director, an Ethernet Forum. She is currently leading the Open Platform for NFV initiative with the Linux Foundation.
Rita Marty serves as an Executive Director with the AT&T Chief Security Office. Rita has 15 years of experience and has held various positions in AT&T. In her current role, Rita is responsible for developing the security architecture and framework for Mobility, Network Virtualization based on the User Defined Network (UDNC), and Emerging Services including Connected Car, Digital Life, U-Verse, etc.
Rita served as a member of the CTO Technology Council chartered to provide technology thought leadership for AT&T and the partner community that makes up AT&T Technology Ecosystem. She led strategic initiatives to accelerate innovation through internal rapid development efforts and focused industry collaborations.
In her previous role, Rita was responsible for defining the target architecture for the Mobility Network and driving innovation in key Mobility growth areas. She led various service development teams focused on design and deployment of AT&T's Global Network in Europe and Asia Pacific. She also led the planning and operations for the Sydney Olympics broadcast on NBC.
Rita earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. She received an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the AT&T Accelerated Development Program and the AT&T Leading with Distinction Leadership Program.
In addition to her technical contribution, Rita is an advocate in fostering the development of women in science and engineering. She served on the board of Woman of AT&T South Jersey Chapter as a Public Relations Officer. She continues to mentor woman in engineering and science and sponsors various events to recruit children to science, technology, and engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Joel Esler is the Open Source Manager and Intelligence Lead in the Vulnerability Research Team at Sourcefire. He is responsible for many aspects of the Snort, ClamAV, Razorback, and Daemonlogger projects. He travels frequently performing public speaking engagements, teaching others about Open Source and Sourcefire's contributions and commitment in the area.
In October 2013, Joel assumed the leadership of the Intelligence group within the VRT, responsible for leading the customer and Open Source focused intelligence exchange group AEGIS, as well as coordinating with many different entities and agencies both internal to Cisco and external to protect customer networks. Having visited hundreds of customers, Joel has configured IPS/IDS installations in many of the Fortune 100 companies in several different industries, including Banking, Travel (Airline and Rail), Manufacturing, and SCADA (Power) Environments, along with almost every federal agency.
Joel joined Sourcefire in 2005 after eight years of government (contractor) employment as a Senior Security Consultant, and six years of military service in the United States Army. Joel is an Incident Handler for SANS at the Internet Storm Center and a GIAC Gold Advisor responsible for the technical grading of the SANS Gold certification process.
Ms. Rebecca Finnin is a director at AT&T in the Chief Security Office. During her eight years at AT&T, Ms. Finnin has overseen numerous, large-scale implementation projects striving to ensure the organization has mitigated significant data privacy and security risks while adhering to legal, regulatory and contractual requirements. Her current role involves developing and automating processes to inventory and conduct vulnerability assessments on infrastructure elements across AT&T internal and customer-serving networks. Prior to AT&T, Ms. Finnin spent almost a decade in public accounting and consulting at Deloitte.
Scott is a twenty year veteran of telecommunications with a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and MBA from Mercer University. He started his career as a temporary technician and has held many different jobs with increasing responsibility, from managing the ATM, Frame Relay and Ethernet Operations Centers to Internet Product Management. He has spent the last six years in AT&T Intellectual Property discovering, developing and monetizing patent assets. A gifted inventor in his own right, he holds over 50 US patents.
For the past nineteen years Joe has contributed to the success of AT&T's Managed Security Services business, holding leadership positions in Product Management and Product Development & Architecture.
In his current capacity as Executive Director, Product Management, he is responsible for roadmap planning, realization, growth, and lifecycle management of a broad portfolio of virtualized network, threat management, and on-premises security services.
Mr. Rexroad has been responsible for strategy, system architecture, algorithm development, and analysis support for AT&T’s Internet Data Security Analysis platform (Flood). Flood is the primary data processing platform for AT&T’s Internet Protect service. He is transitioning into an architectural lead role for AT&T’s Gemini program. Gemini is a corporate investment initiative to implement and expand a variety of security capabilities and services within AT&T’s carrier IP network.
23 years of experience in Information Security:
Areas of experience include:
Michael joined the AT&T Business Solutions Growth Platforms team in 2013. He leads the planning and marketing of security solutions for mobility and wire-line customers as well as the AT&T enterprise. His current focus is on emerging services that enable mobile workers to access Internet, cloud and private resources easily and securely.
He has been granted several U.S. patents and has a strong background in Analysis, Development, Operations and Security.
Michael joined AT&T in 1990, supporting application development. During his tenure, he has served as a manager in the network services organization and later overseeing network forecasting.
Since 2000, Michael has managed a variety of work centers responsible for provisioning, web hosting, security and business marketing.
In his current role, Michael is responsible for launching security services capabilities in these areas:
Michael has appeared on the ThreatTraq webcast, AT&T Tech Channel and his work has been featured in industry publications including InfoSecurity and SC magazine.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in computer based information systems from the University of Missouri — Kansas City and an MBA from the Goizueta BusinessSchool at Emory University. Michael has also served on the board of trustees at Renew International since 2011.
Michael’s U.S. patents include:
As PCI National Practice Director at AT&T, Chris Mark helps clients ensure the security of their customers' credit and debit card data.
He's an internationally recognized expert on the payment card industry data security standard (PCIDSS) and payment card security. As a contractor working with Visa, he was on the original team that created the PCI-DSS (then known as the CISP) in 2001. He has also worked at MasterCard Worldwide, and is a founding member of the PCI SSC and in 2007 Chris was the global QSA trainer and Visa' CISP trainer.
He has published scores of articles on PCI DSS, information security, risk, and maritime security in various publications including TransactionWorld, Secure Computing, Secure Payments, The Counter Terrorist and Penetration Tester. He has also spoken at numerous events including the Michigan Cyber Security Summit, PCI Europe, PCI South Africa, ETA, and various Maritime Security events.
Chris holds an MBA, CISSP, CIPP and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Information Assurance.
Chris is a former enlisted Marine and US Navy Officer and is a combat veteran of Operation Continue Hope.©
With over 10 years of experience in Cyber Security, Compliance Strategy and Product Development, Shivank Dua is a noteworthy industry leader. Mr. Dua began building his expertise after graduating with High Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science. Shortly after completing his schooling, Mr. Dua began providing Cyber Security and Compliance guidance to Fortune 100 customers and later, became a Senior Consultant at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Shivank began his career with NIKSUN in 2003 as a Software Engineer, where he stood out among others in the field for creating NIKSUN's FlowAggregator - an advanced flow traffic collector used for powerful and reliable network planning, forensics and reporting. With his applied experience on the forefront of increasingly complex cyber security climates, and an insatiable ambition to design and optimize security solutions, Mr. Dua quickly earned his current position as the Director of Engineering for NIKSUN's Cyber Security product line.
Shelley Westman is currently Vice President, Security Growth Initiatives, Security Services. In this newly established role, Shelley is responsible for driving the full range of Security Services growth initiatives and serving as the strategic and analytical core for all planning and execution in the organization, including business operations, alliances and M&A.
Prior to this Shelley spent 15 years in IBM’s System and Technology Group where her most recent assignment was Vice President, Strategy. In this role Shelley was responsible for leading and guiding STG's overall strategy, with a focus on transforming the strategy to a market centric strategy, addressing opportunity and performance gaps, and driving alignment between strategy and execution.
Shelley’s previous roles in STG included the Vice President & Business Line Executive, Systems Software and Security where she had responsibility for the STG strategy and execution around Systems Software and Security.
Shelley also spent time in the Power brand, where she was Director Power Systems Integrated Offerings and Stack. In this role, Shelley had responsibility for developing workload optimized offerings and bringing them to market via new delivery models.
Shelley has held a number of other key roles at IBM including operations, alliance management, procurement, forecasting and contracts.
Prior to joining IBM, Shelley practiced law in Raleigh for 5 years. She concentrated her practice in the area of civil litigation.
Shelley has a JD, with honors, from the University Of North Carolina School Of Law. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she graduated Cum Laude.