Anomali, Sr. Director of Cyber Intelligence Strategy
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.
Malware Patrol, CEO & Founder
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.
ReversingLabs, Product & Solutions Marketing
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.
Verizon , Global Director, Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center
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.
Kaspersky, Director of Global Research & Analysis
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.
Texas A&M University System, CISO & Director of Statewide Cybersecurity Services
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.
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.
CrowdStrike, Director, Strategic Threat Advisory Group
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.
DXC Technology, CISO and Vice President, Enterprise Security
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.
Anomali, Solutions Architect
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).
Bitdefender, Global Cybersecurity Researcher
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.
Anomali, VP of Sales for North America, West
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.
Anomali, Chief Product Officer
Mark Alba is Chief Product Officer at Anomali, joining the company in April 2020. Mark has over 20 years of experience in 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.
State of Oklahoma, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, CISO
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.
Intel 471, Director of Intelligence Solutions
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.
Flashpoint, Director of Risk Intelligence Strategy
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.
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.
DomainTools, Sales Engineer Lead
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.
ReversingLabs, Chief Software Architect & Co-founder
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.
Marken, VP of Information Security & IT Operations
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.
Morgan Stanley, Head of Global Intelligence
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.