Speakers

Detect Keynote Speakers are leading industry luminaries, analysts, and subject matter experts.

General Michael Hayden

General Michael Hayden

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency

General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the front lines of global change, the war on terrorism, and the growing cyber challenge.

In addition to leading CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. In all of these jobs, he worked to put a human face on American intelligence. His recent memoir, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, has been a New York Times best-seller and was selected as one of the 100 most notable books of 2016.

Kevin Poulsen

Cyber Crime Expert and Author of Kingpin

Kevin Poulsen is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor at Wired magazine. A one-time hacker, Poulsen was prosecuted in 1991 for using his illicit access to telephone company systems to cheat at radio station phone-in contests. He began writing in 1997, and served as editor of SecurityFocus before joining Wired full-time in 2005, where he founded the Threat Level blog.

In 2006 Poulsen conducted a computer-assisted investigation into the presence of sex offenders on social networking sites, which spawned federal legislation. In 2010, Poulsen broke the news that the government had secretly arrested Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks.

Michael Daniel

Cybersecurity Coordinator to President Barack Obama (2012 - 2016) & Special Assistant to the President

Michael Daniel draws from his post at the highest echelon of government to sound the alarm on a key the global security threats of the 21st century, revealing the necessary steps for managing your organization’s cyber risk.

From the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment to the intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management and the Russian efforts to meddle in the U.S. electoral process, Michael Daniel has maintained a pivotal role leading the government’s response to the most prominent cyber incidents of our time. As cybersecurity coordinator to President Barack Obama, Michael led the nation’s cybersecurity strategy and policy efforts from 2012 to 2016.

Eric O'Neil

Eric O’Neill

General Counsel and Investigator

Eric O’Neill is an attorney, security consultant and professional public speaker. In 2001, Eric helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25 year veteran of the FBI. The remarkable true events of his life are the inspiration behind the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Breach, starring Ryan Philippe as O'Neill. The film is the story of the greatest security breach in US history.

Eric began his career in the FBI as a “Ghost” an undercover field operative tasked to surveil and monitor foreign, national, and domestic terrorists and spies. During the Hanssen investigation, Eric worked directly undercover with the spy within the FBI’s Information Assurance Division created to protect all classified FBI intelligence.

Hugh Njemanze

Chief Executive Officer at Anomali

Hugh has an illustrious 30-year career in the enterprise software industry. Hugh co-founded ArcSight in May 2000 and served as CTO as well as Executive Vice President of Research and Development. He led product development, information technology deployment, and product research at ArcSight, and expanded these responsibilities to lead all engineering and R&D efforts for HP’s Enterprise Security Products group, the organization that ArcSight became part of post-acquisition.

Colby Derodeff

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Anomali

In his role, Colby is responsible for strategy, business development, and worldwide field operations. He has spent his career working with global organizations guiding best practices and empowering the use of security and fraud products across government, finance, e-commerce, and healthcare industries. In this capacity he has been exposed to countless security, fraud and organizational challenges giving him a unique perspective on today’s threat landscape.