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Dr. Edward G. Amoroso serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at AT&T,where he is responsible for real-time protection of AT&T’s vast enterprise, network, and computing infrastructure, including its mobile and video services. Ed’s team is focused on creating innovative means for reducing the risk of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS), mobile malware, and cloud infrastructure attacks targeting AT&T and its customers. Ed’s team works in the areas of Software Defined Network (SDN) security, advanced threat analytics, virtualization of cloud resident security protections, enterprise security policy and architecture, and advanced detection of malware.
During his thirty 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-six years, he has also served as adjunct professor of computer science at the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he has introduced roughly 2,700 graduate students to the topic of computer security.
Ed holds the BS degree in physics from Dickinson College, and the M.S. and Ph.D. 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. Ed recently completed - with his son Matthew, an undergraduate computer science major at Lehigh University - a high school textbook on computer science entitled “From Gates to Apps” (Silicon Press, 2013).
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.
Jason Porter currently leads AT&T’s cyber security business. He is responsible for driving growth and profitability for the AT&T Security portfolio, consisting of network, premise, cloud and mobile security products, threat management and consulting. He leads a large team consisting of Sales, Product, Marketing and Consulting leaders.
Since joining AT&T in 2002, Jason has held various leadership positions in Engineering, Strategy, Operations and Marketing spanning consumer and business. He maintains a track record of successfully introducing and maturing emerging technologies and business units as well as transforming businesses.
Previously, Jason Porter was Vice President of DevOps for AT&T Partner Solutions where he was responsible for driving profitability and growth of the AT&T Partner Exchange channel. He and his team launched over 25 products, reduced cycle times by 75% and transformed the user experience to earn one of the highest Net Promoter Scores in the industry.
Prior to that role, Jason Porter was AVP, Business Development for AT&T Business Solutions, responsible for evaluating and forming strategic cloud partnerships to extend AT&T’s market share, develop differentiating features and scale the As a Service business.
Jason also was the AVP of Mobility Service Operations for AT&T Global Network Operations. He was responsible for the health, maintenance and growth of voice and data services for over 80 million worldwide wireless subscribers. In this role, Jason successfully introduced products and services such as the 3G MicroCell, Location Based Services, and devices including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Kindle.
Prior to his role in AT&T Mobility, Jason was Director of U-verse Operations, responsible for crafting and executing a strategy to introduce a first ever technology and grow it to a scalable solution. He created and executed an “Incubation Center” concept founded in the end-to-end customer experience, maximizing rapid learning and establishing operational discipline in a nascent environment. Jason’s leadership in U-verse resulted in numerous patents, awards, and enabled the growth of the first million U-verse customers.
Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from The United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Regis University. He served in the Army as an Armor Officer, leading a Tank Platoon and a Mortar Platoon. He and his wife, Tiffany, have three children and currently reside in Frisco, Texas.
Enrique Salem joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2014, and focuses on infrastructure software and services. Enrique was previously the president and CEO of Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) and brings more than 27 years of executive experience in technology and security to Bain Capital Ventures. Through his 19 years at the global leader for security, backup, and availability solutions, Salem also served as the EVP of worldwide sales and marketing and president of consumer products. Before Symantec, Enrique was president and CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company acquired by Symantec in 2004.
In March 2011, Salem was appointed to President Barack Obama's Management Advisory Board and also currently serves on the boards of FireEye, Atlassian, DocuSign, Clari, CloudGenix, and ForeScout. His Bain Capital Ventures investments include Evident.io and TidalScale.
Enrique was named 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and 2007 Corporate Executive of the Year by Hispanic Net.
When Enrique isn't focused on the technology industry, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his two kids. You can often find him on his skis or his bike.
Enrique received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.
Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area and thirteen 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 6 other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. 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, Gary is on the Advisory Boards of Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), Raven White, Max Financial, Invotas, 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. Gary 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).
Melanie is a communications advisor focused on the InfoSec community. Throughout her career, she has provided strategic counsel across a range of communications disciplines including media relations, employee awareness, incident response, hacker relations, vulnerability disclosure programs, social engagement, and public policy. Melanie also serves as public relations Goon for DEF CON and r00tz Asylum, a non-profit dedicated to educating the next generation of hackers. She holds a Master of Science degree in corporate public relations from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in communication from University of Illinois-Chicago. Twitter: @imeluny.
Patrick Foxhoven is an experienced and innovative managed security entrepreneur and technologist, having spent 20 years building secure and scalable Internet-enabled networks while co-authoring three books on information security and receiving multiple patents. He is currently Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Emerging Technologies at Zscaler, having served previously as Vice President of Cloud Operations, where he was responsible for the global deployment and operations of the world's largest security cloud, with an infrastructure spanning 100+ data centers processing Internet traffic from enterprise customers in 180+ countries. Prior to joining Zscaler in 2010, he was a founder and CIO of CentraComm, a leading managed IT security and services provider, and served earlier as the Vice President of a Midwest-based ISP.
Franklyn Jones is CMO at Spikes Security. He has been working with cyber security technology companies for more than 20 years, and has held management positions at Palo Alto Networks, Bromium, and Blue Coat before joining Spikes Security. Over the years, he has spoken at security industry conferences across North America, Europe, and Asia, including IDC, Infosec, Interop, IANS, ISC2, and others.
Aamir Lakhani is a senior cyber security expert researcher and practitioner for Fortinet and FortiGuard Labs. He is responsible for architecting and overseeing complex IT security solutions for many major global organizations. Aamir has designed cyber solutions for defense and intelligence agencies, as well as assisted organizations in defending themselves in real time from advanced persistent threat attacks perpetrated by underground cyber groups.
Etay Maor leads fraud fighting and threat awareness projects for IBM Security. As an industry-leading security evangelist, Etay regularly presents at financial services and security industry events, webinars and academic master classes. Previously, Etay was the Head of RSA's Cyber Threats Research Labs where he managed malware research and intelligence teams.
Nico Popp is Vice President of product management and development for Information Protection at Symantec. Prior to Symantec, Nico was CTO of VeriSign Security Services where he led the efforts to develop new products and services for Trust Services and Identity Protection. Before VeriSign, Popp was chief technical officer for RealNames Corporation. Popp was also co-inventor and engineering manager for WebObjects at NeXT Software and Apple Computer. Popp holds a M.S. degree in Robotics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Aeronautics from Sup'Aero, France.
Traci Range manages a team of security professionals that provides oversight to the design of strategic and fundamental mission-critical business applications, environments and API platform services. Her responsibilities also include identifying new security risks, threats and security differentiators that will set AT&T apart in the marketplace.Â She is also the originator and current manager of the AT&T Bug Bounty program. She has been in the information security industry for 16 years.
Dr. Hugh Thompson is chief technology officer and senior vice president at Blue Coat and 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.
Casey Ellis is the CEO and co-founder of Bugcrowd, the innovator in crowdsourced security testing for the enterprise. He has been in the information security industry for 14 years, working with clients from the very small to the very large. He has also presented at RSA, Derbycon, Bsides, Converge, SOURCE Conference, and the AISA National Summit. Before relocating from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco with Bugcrowd, he founded White Label Security, a white-labeled penetration testing company; and served as the CSO of Scriptrock. A former penetration tester, he likes thinking like a bad guy without actually being one.
Jonathan Gannon is an attorney in the legal department of AT&T, where he advises the company's Chief Security Office on security matters, including responses to cyber attacks, network design, and coordination with the private sector and the government. He also advises clients on Executive Branch initiatives and legislative proposals on cybersecurity matters. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Gannon worked in the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he assisted in a variety of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber investigations, and at a law firm in Washington, D.C. He is an adjunct professor at George Washington University and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.
Barbara Laing leads the AT&T Security Awareness Team. She guides original content development for the corporate-wide campaigns to increase security awareness. Barbara developed the You Are the Firewall campaign, addressing awareness in areas such as email fraud/social engineering/phishing, handling of sensitive personal information (PII) and corporate records (RIM), and phone and teleconference fraud. Her team delivers original animations, videos, artwork, internally generated phishing/awareness training programs, live online events, and security training. Barbara presents on the AT&T security awareness program to AT&T Enterprise customers. She manages the sponsor-funded, New York-based AT&T Annual Security Conference for the past four years, held for AT&T customers, security and sales professionals. Barbara has worked in the Chief Security Office since 2004, beginning with AT&T Internet Protect information delivery, establishing the AT&T Tech Channel (http://techchannel.att.com), building two fully operational studios (Bedminster, NJ, and Thomas St., NYC), and having responsibility for the weekly online cyber security show, AT&T ThreatTraq (http://techchannel.att.com/threattraq). She led the 2006-present revitalization of the Warren, NJ Archives, preserving over 325 AT&T-owned historic films to date, as well as repair of and preservation of historic works of art. Prior to that, Barbara wrote and managed development of technical documentation and online training, including corporate clients and third-party vendors. She has an MA in English Literature from Monmouth University and a BA from Kean University.
Chris has 20 years of experience in writing code and natural language processing. At Blue Coat, he is the chief security researcher, specializing in Internet malware vectors. He also develops Asian language modules for WebPulse. Earlier, he was the lead engineer and linguist developing Blue Coat's real-time ratings software. Prior to joining Blue Coat, he co-founded and was VP of technology at LinguaTech International. Chris holds a BS in computer science and a Masters in linguistics.
John Summers leads Akamai's security services business and is responsible for driving the product roadmap, business planning, revenue growth and profitability of those services. Akamai's Kona Security services provide cloud-based application security, DDoS defense and data protection services that leverage Akamai's unique distributed computing platform to provide a globally distributed layer of defense that scales on demand, in real time. John joined Akamai in 2007 to manage the Site Acceleration products and during his tenure that business grew dramatically. Prior to Akamai, John built and ran Managed Security Services businesses at Genuity and at Unisys. John holds a Master of Science degree in computer science engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team and a three time U.S. National Ice Dance Champion.
Tom's present responsibility is Vice President of the Security Business, including Mobile Security, Cloud and Premise Based Security Solutions, along with Consulting and Professional Services. Tom has been chartered to scale the Security Business to a billion plus business.
Tom has led several of the firm's most strategic businesses, including the launch of the Cloud and Collaboration Business. He has played key leadership roles in leading and scaling various emerging businesses for AT&T, all key strategic growth pillars of the firm, including Private Cloud, Managed Applications, and As A Service Businesses.
Earlier in 2000, Tom was the Sales Center Vice President responsible for the launch and business development of the Network Integration business, a business built on best of breed partners that continue to bring end to end solutions to our client base.
In addition, Tom was the Sales Center Vice President of Sales for AT&T's e-Business Solutions Organization, where he was accountable for launching the Custom Hosting Business, and subsequently led the Hosting organization to significant growth, market leadership, and industry recognition from 2000 to 2004.
Previous to this assignment, Tom had spent 4 years with the AT&T Solutions Outsourcing Practice and played a key role in building the Outsourcing Business into a $2 billion Business for AT&T, leading the firm's largest outsourcing engagements.
Prior to his outsourcing assignment, he had spent 12 years in a wide variety of IT premise sales leadership and general management assignments in international, product management, operation, and technical roles.
Tom has been previously recognized as the top application executive in the firm, and has achieved top sales recognition awards for AT&T in seven different lines of businesses for AT&T ranging from premised based businesses, core network and outsourcing businesses, hosting, software and various start up businesses.
Tom has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Masters degree in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has also completed postgraduate certificates in International Business from George Washington University and Information Services.
Andy Daudelin is Vice President of Cloud and Cloud Networking, responsible for product marketing of enterprise cloud services. He leads the strategic direction for AT&T's cloud and cloud networking portfolio and developing and managing product roadmaps and development.
Andy joined AT&T in 1988 as a Data Network Planner. During his tenure, he has held various positions in Network Engineering, Product Planning, Product Management, IT, Customer Service, and Security.
In his current role, Andy is Vice President of Cloud and Cloud Networking for AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, and is responsible for scaling the company's cloud services across its global network and integrating them into AT&T's business solutions portfolio.
Prior to his current role, Andy was Vice President of Security Services, responsible for AT&T's portfolio of enterprise security solutions. Andy was also Vice President of Customer Service for AT&T's Hosting & Application services, overseeing global delivery and operations for Managed Hosting, Cloud Computing, Content Distribution Networks, Digital Media Services, Unified Communication Services, and Business Application Services. The services represent nearly $1B of revenue per year.
Previous to his role in customer service, Andy served as the Vice President of IT Services, responsible for supporting AT&T's internal voice, data, and desktop services globally. He also served as Vice President Global Engineering where he was responsible for voice and data network engineering for AT&T's largest Managed Services and Outsourcing customers. In addition, Andy led the team that performed the design and engineering of AT&T's first corporate wide IP network.
Prior to joining AT&T, Andy worked as a digital circuit designer for the U.S. Army.
Andy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Rutgers University.
John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Technology and Network Operations, is responsible for AT&T's global network and its best-in-class mobile broadband network along with creating a modern, software-defined, and cloud-based technology ecosystem to support them.
Mr. Donovan is driving AT&T's global leadership position in the technological transition to separate hardware and software and virtualizing network elements to the cloud. His responsibilities also include oversight of the company's global information, software development, network technology and Big Data strategy; IT and digital planning, engineering, implementation and operations; network planning, construction and operations including security; field operations, installation and maintenance; global supply chain; and corporate fleet operations.
Mr. Donovan previously served as Chief Technology Officer for AT&T, overseeing the company's global technology direction and innovation road map, including product development, network and engineering operations, AT&T Labs and the security and intellectual property organizations.
Under Donovan's leadership, AT&T has turbo-charged its innovation programs and now is recognized as an industry leader in working with application developers and others to make AT&T's network open to collaboration and innovation.
Donovan previously was executive vice president of product, sales, marketing and operations at VeriSign Inc., a technology company that provides Internet infrastructure services. At VeriSign, Donovan was responsible for leading its global sales organization, driving the expansion of broad solutions offerings, and integrating a global professional services capability.
Before that, he was chairman and CEO of inCode Telecom Group Inc., where he helped shape strategic direction and positioning for wireless network operators around the globe. Previously, Mr. Donovan was a partner with Deloitte Consulting, where he was the Americas Industry Practice director for telecom.
Donovan serves on the Board of Directors for Palo Alto Networks. He has authored two books, The Value Enterprise, published in January 1998, and Value Creating Growth, published in 1999. Donovan received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Notre Dame and earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Waskelis is responsible for the direction 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 for emerging technologies such as cloud and mobility.
Todd's career focus has been on helping customers drive business benefit through the exploitation of technology and driving step change improvements in organizations at pace while sustaining security, managing compliance and mitigating risk.
He joined AT&T Consulting from VeriSign in October 2009 where he performed the same duties as the Vice President & General Manager of VeriSign's Global Security Consulting (GSC) business unit.
With active professional certifications and more than a decade of experience, and an enviable knowledge of business and technology he has earned the respect of global, top named clients and industry insiders. Todd's understanding of business has enabled him to create innovative solutions that align with key organizational objectives. Utilizing his keen business insights and ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences, he has been able to collaborate with corporations to analyze, develop and implement enterprise wide solutions that support key business drivers.
Todd has worked with clients in the financial, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, transportation, service provision and industrial sectors. He currently manages a multi-million dollar consulting practice while leading a global team of security consultants. Todd has been invited as a speaker to several advisory councils across industry verticals including healthcare, financial and has participated in CIO industry forums.
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 20 years of operations leadership at various organizations and over 15 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.
Dan Madsen is the Sr. Technical Director of AT&T's Mobile Application Security Team providing technical security guidance for new and strategic objectives. The team's focus is on designing security related advantages into mobile applications. Dan works with multiple groups throughout AT&T, along with third party application developers, setting security standards, requirements, and guidelines. His team also assists with the implementation of related tools and processes.
Prior to forming the Mobile Application Security Team, Dan was responsible for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and encryption services across the AT&T enterprise. He promoted the concept of building an enterprise encryption infrastructure to provide automated key management and encryption tools to protect data-at-rest across multiple systems and database platforms.
Leading the Security Tools Team, he helped provide custom security tools, biometrics, and cryptography services for the enterprise. Intrigued with this cutting edge technology, Dan inspired and led the successful creation of the world's first Centralized Voice Biometric Authentication System. He has had the privilege to speak about his experience building this service at various technology conferences.
Dan is the co-inventor on multiple patents for centralized biometric authentication, VOIP biometric authentication, and digital certificate discovery.
Alex Ivanov is a Principal Member of Tech Staff at AT&T. Since joining the company in 1999, Alex has worked on numerous internal and external web development projects. After joining the AT&T CSO team, Alex has taken the responsibility of managing all interactive aspects of AT&T Security Awareness projects ranging from video streaming delivery to mobile and web application development. Alex is very passionate about the latest web technologies including multimedia, user experiences, and mobile web app development. He has been in the information technology and development industry for 18 years and holds several patents in the multimedia delivery and presentation area.
Dan Rubin is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in You are the Firewall: Security Awareness That Works. His previous off-Broadway credits include 2 years as content manager and messaging strategist for AT&T's Security Awareness program, and over a decade of security-focused video production for AT&T ISNN and the AT&T Tech Channel. He currently produces the weekly security roundtable series AT&T ThreatTraq.
Neil Daswani is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at LifeLock, and has in the past served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Twitter, Dasient, Google, Stanford University, NTT DoCoMo USA Labs, Yodlee, and Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore). Neil is also a co-director of the Stanford Advanced Security Certification program, and co-author of "Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs To Know" (http://tinyurl.com/33xs6g). His additional areas of expertise include wireless data technology and peer-to-peer systems. He has published extensively in these areas, frequently gives talks at industry and academic conferences, and has been quoted by publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, and CSO Magazine. He has also been granted over one dozen U.S. patents. Neil earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University, and he holds a B.S. in Computer Science with honors with distinction from Columbia University.
Dr. Jennia Hizver, Ph.D., is a principal security architect in the AT&T security consulting practice. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University, NY. Dr. Hizver has developed excellent understanding of cyber threats and attacks through hands-on skills in vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. She makes recommendations to senior-level management concerning cyber security risks, impacts, and mitigation in the near and long term. She published security research papers in major computer security conferences and journals with the focus on improving system and network security.
Jerry Hoff is the Principal Security Strategist and the VP of the Static Code Analysis Division at WhiteHat Security where he oversees the development of WhiteHat's cloud-based static application security testing (SAST) service.
Prior WhiteHat, Mr. Hoff was co-founder and managing partner of Infrared Security, a leading application security professional services firm.
Jerry has worked at a number of financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers, and has 15+ years of application security, web development and technical instruction experience. Jerry is highly involved in OWASP as is the lead of the OWASP Appsec Tutorial Series, which has garnered over 300,000 views and 5,000 subscribers.
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 (PCI-DSS) and payment card security.
Chris founded one of the first qualified security assessor (QSA) firms and conducted over 100 assessments. He was also the Global QSA trainer from 2007-2009 and trained over 2,800 QSAs worldwide. As the Visa Inc. CISP trainer, he was responsible for training another several thousand people on PCI-DSS and related topics. Chris is a Visa Accredited EMV Consultant® and holds numerous security certifications. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in CyberSecurity.
Chris's specialties include cyber espionage, cybercrime and risk management. He speaks, writes and blogs on these topics prolifically, and has been published in The National Review, IDGA, SC Magazine, Transaction World, Secure Payments, The Counter Terrorist, PenTest magazine and numerous others.
Prior to joining the civilian ranks, Chris served in the US Military first as a Marine and then as a Navy officer. With military specialties Marine Scout/Sniper and Reconnaissance Marine, and having seen combat in Somalia, Chris has been involved in numerous aspects of security, from data security, to physical security, and force protection.
Jignesh Pandit is a Principal Member of Technical Staff of Mobile Application Security Team at AT&T, where he leads Mobile Application Security Tracking system and acts as the mobile application security liaison for various onboarding & approval processes within the enterprise.
Jignesh has worked within the security organization during his seventeen year career with AT&T. He has contributed and supported key enterprise security initiatives including Network Intrusion Detection, Y2K, Desktop Diversity, Public Key Infrastructure Secure Messaging, VoIP Security, and Application Security. Jignesh had participated in AT&T's Tech Channel's early security awareness episodes on Phishing.
As a team member, Jignesh has supported various public service offering including Secure Messaging and NetPost Certified. He has also provided technical presentations on AT&T's security services to federal government agencies and GNOC visitors.
Jignesh holds a BE degree in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya Engineering College and an MS degree in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Jon Summers leads AT&T's Growth Platforms group. He has product development, marketing and technical sales responsibility for network security and cloud, including AT&T's network, cloud and mobile security solutions, cloud-networking, hosting, content delivery and consulting services.
Jon and his team serve millions of customers of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 companies, who are adopting cloud and security solutions. They design growth strategies, develop new solutions and implement marketing programs. Jon oversees the growth and development of AT&T's market-leading ecosystem of cloud partners, which includes Microsoft, Amazon, SalesForce, IBM, HP, Cisco, Box and others. This ecosystem is built on the AT&T NetBond™ platform and provides a secure foundation for growth as companies adopt cloud-based solutions and business models.
Jon previously served as senior vice president of Applications and Services Infrastructure. In this role, he led product realization and development for many AT&T consumer and business offerings. Jon also launched the AT&T Foundry, a fast-paced collaborative environment, which enables new ways to innovate. Many technology "firsts" have come from the Foundry including AT&T's Application Programing Interface (API) platform and initial OpenStack cloud deployment.
Earlier in his career, Jon managed product development and operations teams at AT&T Wireless and then Cingular. They launched wireless data and messaging solutions in a time of high demand and growth in the industry. His teams developed AT&T's first mobile portal experience, launched location-based services and deployed AT&T Wireless' first mobile payments platform.
During his 25-year career, Jon has held key leadership positions in marketing, sales, product development and operations.
Jon earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University. He and his family live in Dallas, TX.
Jamie Wallace leads the effort to secure AT&T's 8,000 retail environments, protecting $13 Billion in annual revenue. He's focused the last 3 years on securing the company's drive to mobilize retail. This complete store redesign deployed tens of thousands of point of sale tablets and laid the foundation for 3 successive JD Power Awards for Best Purchasing Experience.
A nerd at heart, Jamie has spent the last 20 years dedicated to information security. He goes to work every day believing that making information safe and technology trustworthy makes people's lives better.
Jamie resides near Austin with his gorgeous wife and two kids, ages 10 and 11. He spends his free time leading his church and can often be found "out on the range" hunting and ranching.
Lee Klarich brings a strong track record in network security product management to Palo Alto Networks. Lee was Director of Product Management for Juniper Networks, where was he responsible for firewall/VPN platforms and software. He joined Juniper Networks through the NetScreen Technologies acquisition, where he managed the same product line. Prior to NetScreen Technologies, Lee held various positions at Excite@Home and Packard Bell-NEC.
Charles Valentine plans, coordinates, directs, and designs all operational activities of the Technology Department as well as solutions that enhance mission-critical business applications. He collaborates directly with the executive management team and decision makers to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for the organization. He is responsible for Information Security, ERP application development and support, database administration and reporting, QA, release management, corporate systems and desktop support.
Andrea G. Forte is Principal Member of Technical Staff at the AT&T Security Research Center. His expertise covers several fields of research such as mobility in wireless networks, software defined networking, IP Multimedia Subsystem, next-generation networks and Internet of things.
Prior to AT&T, Andrea worked for eight years as a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University under Prof. Schulzrinne where he researched wireless networks, real-time media, fast handoffs and signaling compression for low bandwidth channels.
Andrea serves on a number of conference and journal steering committees, he is active in various standards bodies and holds numerous publications and patents. He received both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza." Work based on his dissertation on Fast Handoffs in IEEE 802.11 Networks received the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award.
Trevor Jim is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at the Security Research Center of AT&T. His work on software security and secure programming languages has been published in dozens of peer-reviewed scientific papers, and he holds several patents. He has worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T for over fifteen years and earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Adam Rykowski is Senior Director of AirWatch Product Management, responsible for advanced development and solution architecture across products teams. He joined AirWatch 5 years ago as the first Product Manager for MDM, and he has been a key leader in the launch of all AirWatch products and innovations since including recent integrations between AirWatch and VMware products. Prior to joining AirWatch, he led the product team for another Atlanta-based enterprise mobility startup, with over 10 years of experience in enterprise software and mobility. He has a degree from Georgia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Mr. Peter Nelson is a network professional with nearly 30 years of well-rounded experience in planning, designing and integrating network management systems. Additionally, Peter has managed security assessments, forensics, and enterprise network traffic analysis supporting multiple customers. In the past, he has successfully led Cisco access lists, product evaluations, configuration standards, and software development life cycles.
For over 15 years Peter worked with a large service provider carrying 9,000+ devices for network performance, security, content networking, VoIP and Wi-Fi optimization. While working with this service provider, he directed vendor engineering teams to help improve management features of these products. Peter joined NIKSUN as a Distinguished Engineer in January 2015 strengthening NIKSUN's service provider customers.
Bill O'Hern currently serves as VP, Security Platforms, Technology and Analytics. His Twenty year career at AT&T has been primarily focused on networking and information security, with a particular focus on innovative security platforms within AT&T's Enterprise, Commercial and Federal Government environments.
Bill helped build the first scalable internal Threat Management System currently used by AT&T to monitor and defend its network and computing infrastructure; he is also the lead for our Security Virtualization and Software Defined Network (SDN) approach. In addition, Bill had lead responsibility for our AT&T Security Policy and Requirements, Penetration Testing, Security Architecture and Risk Management functions.
Bill's has two critical areas of focus: (1 )the real-time protection of AT&T's vast network infrastructure and business enterprise environment and (2) offer and product development responsibility for our Commercial and Government services.
He is responsible for the strategic thought leadership and technology evolution of our capabilities, primarily focused on leveraging our vast global network and operational capabilities. This includes the migration to our next generation Security Function Virtualization (SFV) efforts.
Bill's Technology team has responsibility for security architecture, real time incident response, security preventive protections, security compliance, security policy requirements and enforcement, situational awareness/threat management, and other related security activities.
Bill's team is also responsible for designing, building, and supporting all of AT&T's award-winning managed and professional security platforms and services.
Dr. Frank Geshwind, Ph.D., is a technologist and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in hands-on management of technology teams and efforts, creating and delivering solutions that map to business strategy, from conception to prototyping and on to product development, launch and growth stages of the technology lifecycle. He is an expert in the design, construction and deployment of scalable high-performance security, Internet, software, and technology products and services, advanced mathematics, engineering and intellectual property.
Heather Egan Sussman is a privacy & data security partner based in Ropes & Gray's Boston office. Her practice focuses on privacy, information security and consumer protection and she is ranked by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 United States as a leader in her field. She routinely guides clients through the existing patchwork of U.S. federal and state laws regarding privacy and information security. In addition, she helps clients manage information and leverage the incredible value of data and digital technologies in ways that not only meet compliance obligations, but also support innovation, deliver value to the business, and solidify brand and consumer trust. In the event of a privacy or security breach, she helps clients respond and remediate.
Keith Stewart brings 15 years of experience in product management from top networking companies. He recently was the Senior Director of Product Management at Riverbed Technology and previously held the same position at Brocade, where he lead the services products group through multiple sequential quarters of 50%+ growth and led the company's software-defined networking strategy. He also had an extensive run at Cisco where he was responsible for product management of Cisco's flagship security platforms. Keith holds a BSc, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Queens' University and a MSc, Management Science from Stanford University.
Javed Samuel is a Technical Director for NCC Group currently based in New York City and formerly part of the San Francisco office. Javed has worked in the security field for over a decade as a security consultant and security engineer. Javed's responsibilities include technical account management of several of NCC's largest clients where he works on understanding their security needs and managing the overall partnership as their trusted security partner. He is also a lead member of NCC's specialized Cryptography Services practice which is a premium services that specializes on novel and complicated cryptographic assessments. Javed also leads the NCC's Training Services and has delivered numerous customized training engagements covering web security, mobile security, cloud security or cryptography. Javed has degrees from MIT and Oxford University in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.