Charles “Chip” Stewart is the former Maryland State Chief Information Security Officer, serving under Governor Hogan from 2019 until 2023. In that role, he ushered cybersecurity transformation across the State through vision, leadership, and collaboration to create a mature cybersecurity program for the State. In addition, he contributed to the State’s strategic cyber-posture through legislation, executive orders, and emergency directives, helping to make Maryland and the country more secure.
Beyond providing this strategic vision, Chip was instrumental in driving a dual-front approach for consolidating cybersecurity in Maryland by combining legislation and technology initiatives. Some of these technology initiatives include establishing new in-house capabilities, including a statewide security operations center, a comprehensive security assessment program, advanced incident response and forensics, and a world-class cyber-threat intelligence program.
Some of the highlights of Chip’s collaborative work with the Maryland legislature include his work to codify the executive order that created the role of the State Chief Information Security Officer in law. This legislation also facilitated the creation of a whole-of-State cybersecurity program to support local governments. In addition, Chip helped Maryland become the first State with a legislative requirement to have and maintain an Information Sharing and Analysis Center, which focuses on distributing bespoke cyber threat intelligence to State and local government partners.
Beyond the typical work of a CISO, Chip is passionate about workforce development and retention. In his role with the State of Maryland, Chip re-established the position descriptions for every cybersecurity role in the State to align with the NIST NICE framework. In addition, he removed the degree requirements for nearly every cybersecurity position to ensure that the State could hire the most qualified candidates. Chip also established a unique program to upskill the existing State IT and cybersecurity workforce by partnering with the Baltimore Cyber Range. Through this program, the State provided one hundred IT and Cybersecurity professionals with training and advanced certifications, including the CISSP. Initiatives like these and focusing on hiring strong leaders to support the teams resulted in industry-leading employee retention and job satisfaction.
Before coming to the State in 2019, Chip spent 15 years in the private sector supporting several public sector and commercial clients with their cybersecurity and technology initiatives and has more than 25 years of career experience as a technologist.
Jason is an internationally experienced cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and sales leader with 15+ years’ of experience operating at the intersection of security operations and technology. He currently serves at Flashpoint, where he leads the company’s relationships with alliance partners for the purpose of attaining cooperative business growth.
Before Flashpoint, Jason served at CrowdStrike, where over 4 ½ years, he led a solution architect team that facilitated the growth of the CrowdStrike Threat Intelligence business by over 13x. Prior to CrowdStrike, Jason served at a Big 4 Consulting firm where he built and operationalized Threat Intel / SecOps programs at Fortune 500 and Federal Gov organizations.
In addition to his private sector experience, Jason is a U.S. Army Veteran with ~7 years’ service as a Military Intelligence Officer (Captain) at multiple assignments, including NSA and USCYBERCOM. As a thought leader, he has published and presented at venues such as Black Hat, RSA, NATO, Gartner, & InfoSec World.
Tris was appointed Managing Director of BT Security in September 2022, with responsibility for all elements of our global security activity. He reports to our CEO.
Tris has over 20 years of experience in security, working across industry, global governments, and academic institutions in the advancement of ground-breaking security capability.
In his previous role leading our security consulting business, Tris and his team provided strategic security direction to both large and small customers, police forces, and global governments. The consulting unit helps organizations at all stages of their security journey to assess and test their defenses, understand the latest threats and trends, and select the solutions that match their security needs.
Tris has had a varied career working with start-up companies in Silicon Valley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to bring in new technologies into BT. Prior to this, he led our security portfolio and strategy team for government accounts and has held several senior technical roles.
He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence.
Alex Beattie is an experienced sales leader with a career spanning two decades and a strong track record in business strategy, revenue generation, and growth. He has primarily worked for Cloud/SaaS software companies in Cybersecurity, Big Data, and AI technologies, but also for financial technology companies and directly for large global banking groups. Alex has been working for Anomali for the past 5 years and is presently the Director of Sales, Europe, based in London in the United Kingdom. He holds a BA from The University of Birmingham and a Certification from the University of Oxford, Said Business School in Financial Technology and Innovation.
Graham J. Westbrook (C|EH, Sec+) has experience across Defense, Healthcare, and Commercial sectors. An intelligence analyst by training and cybersecurity analyst by trade, Graham has spoken at OKC Innotech 2022, CU Intersect 2022, IASAP 2020, FIRST CTI 2020, ISF 2020, InfoSecWorld 2019, RMISC 2019, Toronto RiskSec 2017 & SANS Security Awareness Summit 2017. Graham holds a B.A. Intelligence Studies, and an M.S. in Criminal Justice & Forensic Psych.
Rajiv Raghunarayan is the Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Anomali. Rajiv has over two decades of experience in cybersecurity and has held various technology and marketing leadership positions at Elastic, Forcepoint, SentinelOne, FireEye, and Cisco. Rajiv has led innovations in the areas of web & email security, endpoint security, security operations, browser isolation & security services edge (SSE), and wan optimization. He is also the author of several IETF RFCs and holds patents in the realm of network security and network management. Rajiv holds a master’s degree in software systems from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
As Vice President of the Global Sales Engineering organization at Anomali, Cindy has responsibility for leading a globally diverse team of sales engineering professionals. With a proven track record of increasing sales through the development and leadership of high-performing teams, she is responsible for helping grow and transform Anomali’s technical sales go-to-market, expanding from threat intelligence into a broader platform for eXtended Detection and Response. Prior to her current role, Dr. Goodwin-Sak was Vice President of Global Sales Engineering at Cisco Systems. She led a global team of sales engineers who design technical solutions that help customers change the way people work, live, play and learn. She has held multiple sales engineering, network engineering and leadership roles with startups, systems integrators, and Cisco Systems.
An avid learner, Cindy is passionate about both people and technology. She combines these passions to lead others to challenge the status quo. She encourages her teams to automate their low complexity work to build their capacity to develop new experiences that combine an understanding of human behavior and technical excellence. Through this process, teams leverage the power of automation and elevate themselves with new ideas and new skills. Cindy holds a bachelor’s in Management and Human Relations and a Doctorate in Business Administration. She also holds multiple industry certifications, including two Emeritus Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) certifications in Routing & Switching and Collaboration. Cindy has a home in St. Louis where she enjoys spending her husband and two children, playing the piano, and participating in sports.
Leo Carcagnì is the Director of Cyber Security Operations at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). In his current role, Leo oversees Cyber Threat Detection and Response, Threat Intelligence, Security Operations Engineering and Data Loss Prevention for the group. Prior to joining LSEG, Leo worked at Barclays, Darktrace and within several academic institutions across Europe. In 2015, Leo achieved a PhD from the University of Cambridge whilst working at the Cavendish Laboratory on Quantum Computing using cold atoms.
Parthi’s work involves exploring an organisation's place on the cybersecurity maturity curve to splice the right set of solutions and workflows with the organisation's SOC and CTI teams to detect and prevent attacks from capable adversaries. The right solutions may come in the form of actionable Threat Intelligence from a Threat Intelligence Platform, taking security from Intelligence to Detection in seconds using Cloud XDR or workflow efficiency brought through a Natural Language Processing (NLP) tool. Parthi is passionate about ensuring solutions contribute to greater ROI for existing investments and bringing silos of teams, processes, and tools together to markedly improve an organisation's security posture and reduce the attack surface. Parthi has extensive experience in the SOC and CTI industry, working for global companies. His experience includes consulting, services, support, sales, and solutions engineering leading him to be a trusted advisor that knows how to acquire, implement and use solutions and processes to derive maximum value and align that with business goals and outcomes.
Chris Wilder serves as Research Director and Senior Analyst at TAG Cyber. He has over 25 years of cybersecurity, networking, and telecom experience including time spent in the US Navy supporting intelligence operations.
Steve previously founded Narf Industries, an information security R&D firm, with marquee clients from DARPA to members of the Fortune 500. He brings over 20 years of experience in Information Security focused development. He previously served in lead roles in a variety of projects for Government and Industry including: software development for advanced incident response, blockchain-based identity management R&D, and development of cutting-edge program analysis tools for DARPA’s CGC. Previously, he competed in several DEF CON Capture The Flags as a member of Sk3wl of R00t.
Karen Buffo is Chief Marketing Officer at Anomali. She brings more than 15 years of experience in global security, with a track record of developing and executing leading marketing strategies, resulting in value for customers, shareholders and employees. Prior to Anomali, Karen was CMO of Symantec, a role Broadcom appointed her to after its acquisition of the company. While at Symantec, she defined and implemented its global marketing strategy across all activities to strengthen its brand and drive growth for the cybersecurity business. Before Symantec, Oracle selected her to oversee global communications for its executive office. While in this role, she oversaw the development, implementation, and supervision of internal and external executive communications along with corporate thought leadership. Karen’s diverse background in business enablement and global marketing has lent itself to a holistic view of companies and their unique capabilities, opportunities, and drivers. This has led to her consistently providing sustainable value to the businesses she has served. Karen is a recognized industry keynote speaker, mentor, and contributor to the cybersecurity community. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Consumer Science and Business Administration from the California State University at Sacramento.
Steve Benton is the Vice President of Anomali Threat Research at Anomali. He is a highly experienced executive-level security expert. Prior to joining Anomali, he was BT’s Deputy CISO and, latterly, CSO for this global communications company.
At BT, he was accountable for BT’s physical and cybersecurity - investment, posture, and response - globally (170 countries) and in the UK as part of the Critical National Infrastructure. He created and led the Protect BT Services and Operations organization - comprising 350 people across Intelligence, Offensive Security; Cyber Security Operations; Physical Security Operations; Investigations and Incidents; Strategy. Steve transformed the Intelligence capability at BT to source and develop high quality, actionable intelligence underpinned by Anomali to update security posture and disrupt threat actor activities at pace whilst driving the ‘democratization’ of threat intelligence for everyone. Steve was educated at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 1990 with First Class Honours in Information Technology. He is a CISSP, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security, and a member of the Cyber Defenders Council.
As the General Manager for the Center for Threat-Informed Defense, Jon Baker is responsible for the Center’s strategy and its outcomes as he convenes the global cybersecurity community to advance the state of the art and the practice in threat-informed defense. Jon co-founded the Center as a privately funded research and development organization where he partners with sophisticated cybersecurity teams to systematically advance the global understanding of adversary tradecraft and apply that knowledge to improve the community’s ability to defend against those threats.
Jon has extensive experience leading research teams and collaborating with industry to advance cybersecurity capabilities. Most recently, he led MITRE’s Cyber Threat Intelligence and Adversary Emulation Department where he was responsible for advancing those critical capabilities across MITRE’s work program and overseeing MITRE’s work on CALDERA and MITRE ATT&CK®. Jon led MITRE’s team in the early development of the OASIS STIX and TAXII standards while supporting the Department of Homeland Security. Jon led MITRE’s security automation team through the development of SCAP and managed the CVE team. He was a cocreator of OVAL, a standard language for describing and checking for the presence of misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other endpoint artifacts.
Jon holds a Master's in Computer Science from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Tufts University.
Scott holds the position of Field CTO at Anomali. Formerly Anomali Vice President of Global Sales Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity and computer networking. Previously, Scott worked as a Senior Pre-Sales Engineer at Intel Security, supporting multiple regions specializing in WEB, DLP, SIEM, Firewall, IPS, and Advanced Threat Detection products. Prior to joining Intel Security, Scott was a part of Nortel Networks and held various sales engineering roles in support of broadband, enterprise, and security products. Scott holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium as well as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. In addition, he is also certified in Risk and Compliance and Data Privacy. Memberships include OASIS Open Member, Advisory Board member CSU, and Chico Cybersecurity for Executives program.
Justin Coker has spent over two decades in senior sales management roles at leading enterprise cybersecurity companies. He joined Anomali from IronNet Cybersecurity, where, as Vice President of EMEA, he built out their EMEA sales team from the ground up on their journey to their recent IPO. Prior to that, he was Vice President EMEA at Skybox Security, where he grew the EMEA business from scratch, engaging with a comprehensive list of EMEA's largest organizations as clients and creating strong alliances with many of the premier partner organizations across EMEA.
Before that, at Symantec, he led the UK and Ireland's Retail Banking and Finance enterprise sales team for five years, after successful IT sales positions at AXENT Technologies, Parametric Technology, and Fujitsu. Justin enjoys building and scaling successful teams and is passionate about delivering business value to clients and partners across the region.
Andrew de Lange is a Technical Director for Anomali. Andrew has over 16 years of experience in cybersecurity, with the bulk of that time spent in Financial Services and Banking. Before joining Anomali, Andrew was the head of Threat Intelligence for a major bank, and he is an evangelist for Cyber Threat Intelligence collaboration initiatives and community-driven defence.
Phil Hay is the Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead at Mimecast and a 22 year military veteran with extensive experience in identifying and assessing risks. He is currently responsible for coordinating the fusion of all-source intelligence and ensuring a collaborative approach to risk mitigation and decision support.
He is a seasoned intelligence professional who has managed multi-disciplinary teams of intelligence practitioners in high-tempo operational environments, providing direction to ensure process, production, and delivery of assessment, reports, and briefings to support customers and decision-makers at all levels.
Stree Naidu has held executive level positions with companies such as Imperva, Cato Networks, Sun Microsystems, Brio Software, Hyperion, Plumtree, Axway, Tumbleweed, Radware and Art Technology Group. He is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of APJ at Anomali. His key attributes are overall business operations growth across the APJ region, a proven track record of effectively executing and growing new territories with great success and experience and a reputable track record in the Cyber Security, Networking and Business Intelligence domains within the IT industry.
Roberto Sanchez is a career-long intelligence professional with over two decades of tactical, operational, and strategic level experience working diverse issues from counterterrorism to cybersecurity. He has spent over two decades leading intelligence teams in the U.S. Marine Corps, cyber intelligence teams at the National Security Agency (NSA), and producing threat intelligence at multiple commercial and defense contracting companies. Roberto is passionate about intelligence and cybersecurity and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with both the public and private sectors. He is currently responsible for optimizing the market's application of threat intelligence and providing intelligence-driven solutions at Anomali.
Chris has been involved in collecting, enriching, and disseminating security intelligence for over 16 years. As the Vice President of Product Management at Anomali, he leads the evolution of next-generation intelligence, detection, and response products. He has experience with intelligence analysis and SOC management, in addition to product management for technologies designed to support analysts, responders, and threat hunters. Chris has been working extensively with the private sector, government and MSSPs, ISACs, and other industry organizations, giving him an understanding of their unique pain points and how to help solve them.
Marshall Heilman is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer for Mandiant globally. Marshall has more than 20 years of experience in cyber security, holding executive leadership and technical roles. He has worked at Mandiant for the last 15 years.
Prior to this role, he served as EVP for Managed Defense and Advanced Practices. In this capacity, he had responsibility for all managed detection and response services and ensuring front-line threat knowledge was integrated throughout FireEye / Mandiant Products and Services. He previously served as Vice President and Consulting CTO with global responsibility for incident response and red/blue team engagements.
Before joining Mandiant in 2006, Marshall was a United States Marine specializing in Information Security. Marshall holds an MBA from ASU and a B.S. in Computer and Information Science from UMGC.
Christopher Elisan, VP of Threat Intelligence at PolySwarm, is a seasoned Reverse Engineer, Malware Researcher and published Author. He speaks at conferences around the world and frequently provides expert opinion about malware, botnets and advance persistent threats for leading industry and mainstream publications. Elisan’s published works include Hacking Exposed: Malware and Rootkits, 2 ed.
Rijuta Kapoor is a Senior Program Manager for Azure Sentinel at Microsoft. She leads the threat intelligence efforts in Azure Sentinel. For the past few years, she has also managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) products.
As part of her current role at Microsoft, Rijuta is responsible for threat intelligence management and sharing initiatives and is a big supporter of adopting industry standards for threat intelligence exchange like STIX/TAXII. Rijuta also has experience working with several SOCs in successfully building their threat intelligence programs. Rijuta holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Following a career in Military Intelligence with the British Army, predominantly in the SIGINT field and latterly in training policy and Information Assurance/Cyber Security, Kevin Tongs was employed as the Information Security Manager for a multinational company. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of cyber security strategy and design, implementation and improvement. He also transitioned the company from ISO27001:2005 to ISO27001:2013.
In 2015, he joined iSIGHT Partners as a Technical Account Manager, prior to their acquisition by FireEye. At iSIGHT/FireEye he was responsible for all pre-sales activities for the EMEA region, helping customers define use cases for FireEye’s actionable cyber threat intelligence, speaking at conferences, assisting with training, and informing product development.
He joined Optiv Security Ltd in February 2019, where he was a Senior Solutions Architect, serving as a client advocate to help businesses, governments and educational institutions plan, build and run successful security programmes through the right combination of cyber security products, services and solutions.
In December 2019, he joined Flashpoint as their Director, Customer Success for EMEA. Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organizations with a decision advantage over potential threats and adversaries. The company’s sophisticated technology and human-powered analysis enable enterprises and public sector organizations globally to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance physical security, assess M&A opportunities, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity. For more information, visit www.flashpoint-intel.com or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.
Sergio Caltagirone hunts evil. He spends his days tracking hackers and his evenings chasing human traffickers. In 9 years with the US National Security Agency, three years at Microsoft, and now five years at Dragos, Sergio has hunted the most sophisticated targeted threats in the world, applying intelligence to protect billions of users while safeguarding civilization through the protection of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. He co-created the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis, helping thousands of others bring more pain to adversaries by strengthening hunters and analysts. He also serves as the Technical Director of the Global Emancipation Network, a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), leading a world-class, all-volunteer team dedicated to ending human trafficking and rescuing victims through data science and analytics, saving tens of millions of lives.
Joe Ariganello is the Vice President, Product Marketing for Anomali, leading global product marketing strategies and activities. Joe has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity, wireless, telecom, and mobile applications space, leading product marketing activities in start-up and large enterprise organizations including FireEye, Neustar, Nextel, TCI, Certia, and, BlueVoyant. An avid gamer, Joe ran the mobile games business for Sprint Nextel and started his own mobile gaming company, KA9 Media. Joe holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Iona College.
Lance is a 22 year Air Force veteran with a career in Intelligence and cyber at the National Security Agency (NSA) and Air Intelligence Agency. He served as a Korean translator for the U-2 Reconnaissance Mission, provided linguistic support for special projects, and conducted nodal analysis on foreign adversary Military Orders of Battle.
Halfway through his career, he earned a Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University while on Active Duty and a coveted spot in the Air Force's highly competitive Airman's Education and Commissioning Program. In this program he earned a commission as a Cyber Officer and spent the second half of his career building out the Air Force's cyber presence throughout the world.
Lance finished off his military career at NSA representing the Agency's interests in a major crypto-modernization program. For his final assignment, the Air Force tasked him to join a cadre of 35 other officers to completely revamp the Cyber Officer program and shift the curriculum's focus toward a future in cyber warfare. The course is still used today to train the Air Force's cyber warriors of the future.
He has been working for CLEAR for just over two years, developing and evolving their threat intelligence program.
Tony started his career in electronics and transitioned into Information Technology where he began to focus in cybersecurity. Tony worked in consultancy for several years providing IT services and building environments for banking, telecoms, government, UN and EU agencies. Over the last 20 years, Tony has provided IT & security services to several organisations across a wide variety of industries before specialising in healthcare. His previous role was Head of Information Security with ICON Clinical Research where he led a global security team and won several Cybersecurity awards.
He is a strong believer in contributing to the IT & security community and is currently chair of the Health-ISAC European Council. Tony has been a speaker and expert panel participant discussing cybersecurity topics across European and US security conferences including H-ISAC, ISACA & OWASP events.
He holds a M.Sc. in Security and Forensic computing, a post-graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence and numerous IT, cybersecurity & privacy certifications.
Matt Singleton is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Oklahoma. He is charged with leading all cybersecurity defensive efforts, offensive operations, and compliance/privacy practices. Previously, as Chief Operations and Accountability Officer for the state’s information services division, Matt oversaw the technology operations for 189 executive branch agencies and affiliates. In that role, he executed the unification of 110 IT organizations across the state, realized over $875M in cost-savings, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal best-seller, “One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams” by Chris Fussell.
Prior to joining the State, Matt excelled as an IT leader for the University of Oklahoma. Notably, playing a central role in establishing OU's cybersecurity program, the OU Cyber-Forensics Lab and OU’s highly popular technology retail store which ranked as the #1 institutionally managed Apple reseller in the Southeast. Matt also provided critical leadership for the development of one of the first iPhone apps for higher education (OU2GO).
Matt has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s certificate in IT service management, and numerous industry certifications. He continues graduate studies at Georgetown University in the field of Applied Intelligence, specializing in Cyber Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Counterterrorism.
Taylor Wilkes-Pierce, Sales Engineer Lead at DomainTools has over 10 years of experience in technology sales with stops at Verizon, Amazon, and Virtuozzo along the way to DomainTools. Although Taylor loves all things infosec, he has a fond spot for container virtualization, software defined storage, and basketball.
Maggie Sanchez holds the position of VP of Sales for North America, West at Anomali. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity. At Anomali, Maggie helps organizations leverage their threat intelligence to reduce security costs and save SOC and CTI Analysts precious time in their effort to hunt, locate and mitigate advanced threats. Previously, Maggie worked in Sales at Rapid 7, supporting the Central region and specializing in enabling shared visibility, analytics, and automation to unite security, IT, and DevOps teams. Maggie has a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration.
For the past 14 years, Jason has led the development of cyber intelligence programs for Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies. Prior to his entry into the private sector, Jason served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army with assignments at the NSA and USCYBERCOM and also served in combat tours overseas. Jason holds a master’s degree in security studies and economics and is based out of Washington, D.C.
Tomislav founded ReversingLabs in 2009 and serves as Chief Software Architect leading all aspects of the company's product and services strategy as well as implementation. He has been analyzing and developing software packing and protection methods for more than 17 years. As Chief Software Architect, he has conceived and driven the development of such projects as TiCore, TitanEngine, NyxEngine and RLPack. Recently, he spoke at BlackHat, ReCon, CARO Workshop, SAS and TechnoSecurity conferences.
Liviu Arsene is a Global Cybersecurity Researcher for Bitdefender, with a strong background in security and technology. Researching global trends and developments in cybersecurity, he focuses on advanced persistent threats and security incidents while assessing their impact in critical public and private business infrastructures. His passions revolve around innovative technologies and gadgets, focusing on their security applications and long-term strategic impact.
Costin specializes in analyzing advanced persistent threats and high-level malware attacks. He is leading the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky that researched the inner workings of Stuxnet, Duqu, Carbanak and more recently, Lazarus, BlueNoroff, Moonlight Maze and the Equation group. Costin’s work includes analyzing malicious websites, exploits and online banking malware.
Costin has over 24 years of experience in anti-virus technologies and security research. He is a member of the Virus Bulletin Technical Advisory Board, a member of the Computer AntiVirus Researchers’ Organization (CARO) and a reporter for the Wildlist Organization International. Before joining Kaspersky, Costin worked for GeCad as Chief Researcher and as a Data Security Expert with the RAV antivirus developers group.
Costin joined Kaspersky Lab in 2000 and became the Director of the Global Research & Analysis Team in 2010.
Some of his hobbies include chess, photography and the Science Fiction literature.
André Correa is the CEO and Founder of Malware Patrol. With twenty plus years experience in the Information Security and Threat Intelligence industries, he has in-depth knowledge of internet technologies, the current cyber security landscape, incident response, security mechanisms, and best practices.
André is currently working with enterprises around the world to protect and respond to cyber attacks. Since 2005, Malware Patrol has maintained some of the most comprehensive threat data feeds on the market that offer a high degree of protection for customers, end users, and online assets.
As a Solutions Architect at Anomali, Joe Gehrke works with companies to build and operationalize threat intelligence programs and help solve some of their most complex challenges. Joe’s 20-year career in cybersecurity spans from security strategy to solution implementation. His current areas of focus include system interoperability, intelligence operationalization, and platform software development kits (SDKs).
Christopher Novak is a co-founder and the Global Director of the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Incident Response, Computer Forensics, and Threat Intelligence. He has been involved with cybersecurity for over 20 years. Christopher has assisted corporations, government agencies, and attorneys with all matters involving digital forensics, fraud investigations, and crisis management. He has testified as an expert witness in various matters and before such bodies as the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He has also briefed United States congressional committees such as Senate Banking, House Financial Services, Senate Commerce, House Energy & Commerce, Senate Judiciary, House Homeland Security and Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs.
He has been an advisor on numerous high-profile intrusion and data breach investigations around the globe. He works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as joint investigative operations coordinated with foreign law enforcement.
In his current position, he manages teams of highly skilled consultants positioned around the world. Each of these teams maintains experts in various fields, such as forensic analysis, malware reverse engineering, threat intelligence and threat actor attribution, among others… Christopher specializes in high-level crisis and emergency response matters and is regularly consulting with C-Suites and Boards of Directors from Fortune 1,000 companies with regard to pre-planning for such situations as well as leading active crisis response matters and liaising with external partners.
Christopher is an active public speaker, discussing various topics ranging from high-level best practices to executive-level crisis management. He has been a contributing author of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report since its first publication in 2008. He has been featured in TV, radio, and print media, such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CBS News, American Banker, SkyNews, and many others. Christopher is an active member among multiple industry trade groups and a frequent guest lecturer at universities. He also serves on the advisory boards for various organizations and trade associations in an effort to further promote cybersecurity awareness and education as well as working closely with organizations as it relates to various policy initiatives on the topic of cybersecurity.
Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and also maintains active CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA & PFI, and other certifications.
David started his career in what was “IT Security” over 20 years ago working for a small consultancy and some very large customers, configuring servers, setting up firewalls, and working on what was at the time cutting edge technologies. He then spent 18 years in Unilever, starting in a technical role and working through several roles broadening his “Information Security” responsibilities and experience. His final role in Unilever was that of Deputy CISO which he held for several years before being offered the opportunity of Global CISO in Upfield. David has been in Upfield since 2018 where he has set up the cybersecurity practice from scratch and continues to grow the function aligned to the business strategy. David lives in Manchester in the UK yet doesn’t particularly like football.
Chris’ entire career has been deeply rooted in cyber security with over 15 years of diverse technical and managerial experience. He is currently driving the Technical Product Marketing effort at ReversingLabs. Prior to joining the team, Chris has held security engineering, sales and product management roles at Sophos, Imperva and Cisco. While at Cisco where he was part of the Advanced Threat solutions team helping customers find hidden threats in their environments. Chris continues to advocate for the human factor in security and has a particular focus on solutions integration and automation allowing companies to better manage risk.
It is now safe to turn off your computer. For most of us, this simple message in the late 90’s was a reminder that the operating system processes had stopped and that the circuits carrying all of the ‘1’s and ‘0’s were ready to be powered off. For me, it was my first foothold into the information security arena. Starting at defacing that iconic .JPEG and advancing into running information security teams across finance, healthcare, and manufacturing organizations, I’ve tried to remove a little bit of entropy in the world through a passion of simple solutions to complex problems.
A problem well defined is a problem half solved. In an environment where threat landscapes, frameworks, and shareholder value are constantly changing, being able to fall back to the fundamentals of logic and computing have become a rare commodity. I like to work with those who have a similar appetite for challenging the norms and thinking creatively. This methodology has manifested itself by creating a dialogue between executive non‐technical leaders and the boots on the ground engineers that keep enterprises safe from cyber threats. Currently, I’m focused on transforming the approach to cybersecurity within healthcare. By disrupting the cult of security, we can increase the quality of patient care, protect the privacy of the data those individuals entrust us with, and innovate for a more effective future.
My daughter is my biggest fan, I enjoy long walks with heavy backpacks, and that inner voice inside my head sounds just like David Goggins.
Jimmie Owens, chief information security officer (CISO) and vice president of Enterprise Security, oversees the establishment and maintenance of DXC Technology’s (NYSE: DXC) enterprise vision, strategy and architecture to ensure the protection of the company’s – and its clients’ – information, as well as physical business assets.
With decades of experience in technology leadership and a track record of success in delivering collaborative solutions in all facets of IT infrastructure and operations, Mr. Owens previously served as the CISO at Paychex. Passionate about security being the responsibility of every employee across the organization, he is a proactive leader with a clear understanding of the relationship between information security, risk, technology, and market conditions.
Prior to Paychex, Mr. Owens served as the CISO with the Pentagon Federal Credit Union where he led global information security efforts to ensure the security and integrity of strategic company information and the personal data of nearly two-million credit union members. Prior to that, he served as assistant vice president of information security for Navy Federal Credit Union, leading 18,000 employees and contractors worldwide.
Mr. Owens was named one of the top chief information security officers of 2018 by Security Scorecard and received the Navy Federal Presidential leadership award in 2012. He is IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certified and worked to obtain certificates as a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and a certified information security manager (CISM).
Mr. Owens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College.
In his free time, Mr. Owens enjoys spending time with his family, including his two grandchildren. He also enjoys playing basketball and coaching high school football.
Maurits Lucas is Director of Intelligence Solutions at Intel 471, where he specializes in bridging the gap between technology and business. Maurits has held various positions in Cyber Threat Intelligence and IT Security over the past 17 years and is a subject matter expert on cybercrime, presenting his research and providing his thought-leadership to distinguished audiences around the world.
Dan Basile is the CISO and Director of Statewide Cybersecurity Services for the Texas A&M University System. Dan has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity where he enjoys building security programs and finding solutions to interesting security problems. 6 years ago, he founded the Security Operations Center for the System and it now supports organizations statewide. Dan holds a Master of Science degree in cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College.
Mike Smola has spent the last 25+ years within the retail space. He has worked with a variety of retailers including Foot Locker Inc., Starbucks, and most recently Walmart. During his time in the retail industry, he has worked in a variety of different verticals including operations, HR, compliance, training and development, corporate compliance, and investigations. Mike came to Flashpoint from Walmart where he spent 11 years -- with the last 7 focused in the Information Security division. Mike led the DACI (Data Assurance and Cyber Intelligence) as a Senior Director, and focused on building and maturing Cyber Intelligence, Data Loss Prevention, and User-Based Analytics for the Walmart enterprise. Mike has a proven track record of applying technology solutions to real-world applications.
Mark Alba is Chief Product Officer at Anomali, joining the company in April 2020. Mark has over 20 years of experience building, managing, and marketing disruptive products and services. His proven track record includes bringing to market the security industry’s first fully integrated appliance firewall, leading the integration of global threat intelligence into perimeter security technologies, and introducing advanced analytics in support of cybersecurity operations. Throughout his career, Mark has been on the front lines of innovation, leading product efforts in both start-up and large enterprise organizations, including Check Point Technologies, Security Focus, Symantec, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Valentina Soria is an Executive Director and Head of Global Intelligence at Morgan Stanley. She supervises a global team of intelligence analysts who are responsible for monitoring the threat landscape and assessing operational risks to the Firm’s assets, people, and operations. Her team’s expertise spans the cyber and fraud domains, as well as geopolitical risk, civil unrest, extreme weather, terrorism, and pandemics. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in January 2017, she spent three years at the Bank of England where she was appointed Head of Threat Intelligence in 2015. In this capacity, Valentina has been a longstanding contributor to several global industry information-sharing initiatives, both in the UK and the U.S., and has actively supported efforts to enhance intelligence sharing between public and private sector partners. Valentina started her career as a Counter-Terrorism Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London prior to joining IHS Jane's as a security consultant specializing in counterterrorism, national security, and intelligence matters.
A.J. Nash is the Sr. Director of Cyber Intelligence Strategy for Anomali. As a cyber intelligence strategist and public speaker, he is primarily focused on building cyber intelligence programs that capitalize on disparate data and information to create and deliver tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence to protect personnel, facilities, data, and information systems. A.J. honed his skills across 18 years of military service and defense contracting, serving in roles focused on intelligence collection, analysis, reporting, and briefing. His career included near real-time intelligence collection and reporting in support of combat operations in multiple areas of operations (AORs), indications and warning (I&W), tracking war criminals, battling human trafficking, countering improvised explosive device (IED) production and deployment, and combating nation-state, criminal, and hacktivist threats in cyberspace. A.J.’s work has been delivered to military and government decision-makers, including intelligence agency Senior Executives and Directors, the U.S. Secretary of State, Congress, and the White House. A.J. holds a B.S.in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College and an M.A in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.