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Speakers from 2013 Summit are arranged below by last name.
2013 Speakers A–E
KEYNOTE — Marcus Alldrick
CISO, Lloyd’s of London
In his role at Lloyd’s Marcus is responsible for ensuring that risks to information are understood and adequately mitigated in a cost effective manner throughout the corporation, both in the UK and in its overseas locations. His role extends to providing assurance to this effect to Executive, Senior and Line Management. Marcus also has corporate responsibility for Data Protection and Privacy and provides thought leadership on information related risks pertinent to the Lloyd’s market.
Marcus has worked in IT for over 34 years, specialising in information risk, protection, security and continuity for the latter 21 years.
Director, Technological Leadership Institute, University of MinnesotaDr. Massoud Amin leads extensive projects in smart grids and infrastructure security and is considered the father of smart grid. He holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership at the University of Minnesota, directs the University’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and professor of electrical and computer engineering. Before joining the University in 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto. After 9/11, he directed all Infrastructure Security R&D and led Grid Operations/Planning and Energy Markets. Prior to 9/11, he served as head of mathematics and information sciences, led the development of more than 24 technologies that transferred to industry, and twice received the Institute’s highest honor.
Andrew Borene, Esq.
Defense Council, Truman National Security Project & Chairman, Robotics Alley
Andrew Borene is on the Defense Council of the Truman National Security Project. His corporate experience includes tours at Wells Fargo & Co., LexisNexis and currently, ReconRobotics, where leads corporate development efforts from Washington, DC. A former Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Pentagon, he was also a US Marine Corps Military Intelligence Officer. He is a high-tech executive and teaches national security policy at Macalester College. He is also President of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI). He is active with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security and serves on boards with FBI’s InfraGard Alliance and the Cyber Security Summit.
Mary Beth Borgwing
President, Standish Risk ManagementMary Beth Borgwing brings to Standish Risk Management, LLC (SRM) decades of experience as a senior risk, finance and insurance executive. Standish Risk Management was founded in 2010 by Mary Beth to work with corporations to improve their performance by building a culture that can be accountable for risk while achieving growth and profitability. In conjunction with her work at SRM, Mary Beth is a Senior Advisor to Eleven Canterbury in New York City, an international consultancy connecting technology and services firms to large Financial Services Corporations.
In 2010-12 SRM worked with Vigilant as a Board Advisor and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Vigilant is a Security and Information Event Management (SIEM) firm with the Top 50 FI and Banks as clients located in Jersey City, NJ. Currently, SRM is an advisor to the founder of Trusted Knight, a Security firm with Advanced Persistent Threat (Apt) Malware Prevention Software started by the former CEO of TrustWave. Mary Beth and her team at SRM are currently working in partnership with Zurich Services Corporation and their clients on risk advisory services in technology and enterprise risk management.
For 12 years prior to SRM, she led senior risk teams as an advisor to Fortune 500 clients of Marsh (MMC) and Willis Group Holdings (WSH) developing enterprise risk programs and complex risk products in the areas of: cyber security, technology, products liability, executive liability, and property and casualty insurance. Prior to joining the Global Risk and Insurance industry, Mary Beth was the Chief Financial Officer at Sentillion, a security software company sold to Microsoft and Zukerman Publicaitons (FAST Company Publications), sold to Bertelsmann. She spent her early career in accounting, auditing, and compliance in the financial services sector with Svenska Handelsbanken, PWC, FreddieMac, and the FDIC.
Mary Beth has an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management, Boston, MA and a BSBA in Accounting Studies. She is the East Coast Steering Committee Chair of Cloud NOW (Cloud Network of Women) and has serviced on the board of Financial Executive Institute of New England (FEI) as well as NYMISSA and the Forsyth Biomedical Research Institute. Mary Beth is an enthusiastic athlete and an avid networker.
Sr. Sales Engineer, McAfee
Will Brannan is a Security Engineer with McAfee, Inc. He studied at St. Cloud State University and Capella University for Business Computer Information Systems and Information Security and Assurance. Will has been in the IT field for over 12 years in various roles from Network Administrator, Server Administrator, to Information Security Engineer and has found his home as a Pre-Sales Security Engineer.
Will currently resides in Becker, MN with his wife and three children.
Chris Buse, CPA, CISA, CISSP
Assistant Commissioner/Chief Information Security Officer, MN.IT Services, State of Minnesota
Christopher Buse is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota. In this capacity, Christopher is responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise security architecture for state government. Christopher is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Christopher is active in many professional organizations and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. He also sits on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) International Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee, and has held numerous Board of Director positions in the Minnesota Chapter. Christopher was awarded the 2008 Security Professional of the Year by the Information Systems Security Association's Minnesota Chapter.
Head of Network Security/Privacy for the Americas, AIG
Mark Camillo is the Head of Network Security/Privacy for the Americas at AIG and is responsible for the CyberEdge suite of products. Prior to this role, Mark was responsible for the Personal Identity Coverage (PIC) and Payment Fraud Products. Mark joined AIG in 2001 and has held positions of increasing management responsibility in various parts of the organization including eBusiness Risk Solutions, Affinity Group, A&H, Professional Liability, and the Fidelity team. Prior to AIG, Mark worked in sales, marketing, and product development for Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and SITEL Corporation. Mark has a Masters of Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming.
Chief Information Security Officer, Fairview Health Services
Barry is the first Chief Information Security Officer for Fairview Health Systems. He joined Fairview in 2013 and is responsible for enterprise information security and the security technologies, including the development and implementation of organization-wide security policy, security architecture, and consistent standards and procedures. This is a balancing act, supporting business objectives with the many difficult security challenges and compliance efforts relating to federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA and PCI.
Barry has 30 years of experience in information technology, the last 20 of which has been focused on information security. He has worked in information technology and security positions at the State of MN, US Bank, US West/Qwest, Boeing Computer Services and United Technologies. He holds an MS in applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (aka Virginia Tech) and a BS in mathematics and computer science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), an information systems security management professional (ISSMP), a certified information systems auditor (CISA), a certified information security manager (CISM) and is active in the Minnesota chapters of InfraGard, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
He has recently retired from 14 years of coaching youth sports, primarily soccer, in Apple Valley and served as director of coaching of both the travel and community soccer programs. He continues his service on the board of directors for the Valley Athletic Association, which oversees the local travel and community sports.
Follow him on Twitter @bcaplin and read his blog.
Tomas is a Director in the PwC Cyber Investigations practice. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, business development and strategy, and team mentoring. Tomas serves as an Incident Response Lead during complex data breach and network intrusion investigations, internal investigations, state-sponsored cyber attacks, and has worked with Federal law enforcement on cases requiring their involvement - sample Industries include: Healthcare, retail, legal, Oil and Gas, and manufacturing. Tomas has testified in both criminal and civil cases, before the Grand Jury, and as an expert. He has served as the National Digital Forensics Practice Leader for another Big 4 firm.
Tomas has lectured on forensic tools, techniques, and trends in digital forensics and is an Adjunct Professor teaching a Graduate level course on Digital Forensic Investigations and Litigation and serves as a coach for the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification process. He has earned his EnCE and CFCE certifications and a Masters degree in Digital Forensics Management.
Vice President, Underwriting Manager, XL Group
From the early days of cyber insurance to today’s dynamic marketplace, John has helped his clients address the latest exposures. He leads XL Group’s cyber and technology E&O underwriting team in looking ahead to tomorrow’s risks. As a pioneer in cyber insurance, John has made critical contributions to the development of this fast-paced product. He manages our cyber insurance and technology E&O team, with underwriters in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington DC. Before joining XL Group, John was the assistant vice president in charge of professional liability at CNA, where he managed a portfolio of cyber and E&O insurance with a focus on the technology industry. Before that, he held various underwriting, audit and accounting positions at Gulf Insurance. John’s insights on cyber insurance have been published in many articles, and he’s a frequent speaker at industry events. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the Adelphi University in New York.
2013 Speakers F–J
Assistant Professor, Cardinal Stritch UniversityJonathon Flynn is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and has also earned masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where his emphasis was computer security and encryption. Prior to accepting a faculty position at Cardinal Stritch University, Jonathon practiced estate planning and intellectual property law and has also worked as a computer programmer in Los Angeles and Milwaukee. Jonathon is currently earning his PhD in computer engineering and teaches business law, business ethics, personal finance, information systems and entrepreneurship courses at Cardinal Stritch University.
W. Anders Folk
Attorney/Shareholder, Leonard, Street and DeinardAnders Folk focuses his practice on securities litigation, white collar criminal defense and government and internal investigations. Anders is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive experience building complex cases and trying those cases to verdict. Prior to joining Leonard, Street and Deinard, Anders was an assistant United States attorney in the District of Minnesota. During his time at the United States Attorney's office, Anders tried 15 jury trials to verdict, briefed and argued numerous cases before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and led complex, long-term grand jury investigations. Covering a wide range of matters, his cases included bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, forged securities, immigration fraud, obstruction of justice, narcotics conspiracies, providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations and violent crime.
Also in his role as a federal prosecutor, Anders conducted extensive work internationally, often involving foreign governments, while conducting prosecutions and investigations in national security-related matters.
Prior to his work as an assistant United States attorney, Anders was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a judge advocate at Camp Pendleton, where he prosecuted and defended Marines and sailors in Marine Corps courts-martial and separation hearings. Anders litigated 16 jury trials to verdict at Camp Pendleton and, in 2004, was awarded Defense Counsel of the Year as the top Marine judge advocate in the Western Region of the United States.
In 2008, Anders was one of five national recipients, and the only assistant United States attorney, awarded the Federal Bar Association's Younger Federal Attorney award. In 2010, Minnesota Lawyer honored Anders with the Attorney of the Year award and in 2011, his work on the al-Shabab investigations and prosecutions earned him the Justice Award from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota. In 2012, the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal named Anders as a 40 Under Forty honoree. Anders frequently speaks on matters related to cyber law and cyber security, national security law, counter-terrorism, and prosecutions and investigations of national security-related matters. In July 2011, he testified before the US House of Representatives Committee of Homeland Security. He also speaks every summer to the American Legion Minnesota Boys' State convention. In his free time, Anders serves as the chair of the board of the International Education Center, a nonprofit organization in Minneapolis, which provides first generation immigrants, refugees and their families with skills to become independent and productive members of the Twin Cities community.
Chief Security Strategist, SolutionaryA veteran of technology applications development since 1991, Don Gray brings "in-the-trenches" information security experience to his role as Solutionary's Chief Security Strategist. In his role, Gray leads the Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) and is directly involved with researching new threats and overall information security trends. He is co-chair of the Cloud Security Alliance’s Top Threat Working Group, leading the development of the CSA’s Top Threats Report. Gray is regularly quoted in the media as an information security expert and is a frequent speaker at industry events including Gartner Security Summit, Forrester Security Forum, CSO Breakfast Club series and key channel partner events.
Technology & Healthcare Reporter, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Katharine Grayson covers health care, technology, venture capital, startups and the medical-device industry for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Prior to joining the Business Journal in 2006, she covered city government and economic development news for newspapers in the Chicago area.
Senior Vice President, CISO/Director of Operations Risk, Bremer Banks
Mike Johnson has worked in financial services for over 20 years, focusing on Security, Risk Management, Compliance, and IT issues. Mike has been with Bremer Bank, a $9 Billion regional financial services firm for 15 years, and is responsible for developing and overseeing Bremer's enterprise security and operations risk management program. Prior to Joining Bremer Mike was IT Director and Compliance Officer for Dean Financial Services in St. Paul, and spent 8 years as an FDIC Bank Examiner. Mike holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation from ISACA and a Master of Science degree in Security Technologies from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering.
2013 Speakers K–O
Special Counsel, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP
Eran Kahana, Special Counsel to Minneapolis law firm Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP, is an IP attorney with extensive experience advising clients in domestic and international settings. He focuses his practice on matters such as drafting and negotiating complex software, patent, and trademark licenses, joint development agreements, strategic partnerships, subcontract agreements, and service agreements. Eran has extensive experience managing and enforcing global copyright, trademark and patent portfolios, and advises clients on a wide variety of IP needs. Eran is a frequent speaker and writer on various intellectual property topics and a Research Fellow at Stanford Law School.
Vice President and CTO of Security Connected, McAfee
Brian Kenyon is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at McAfee, where he is responsible for leading an engineering organization focused on developing comprehensive security and compliance for enterprise organizations. His team designs solutions as well as addresses crisis situations in support of some of the world’s largest IT infrastructures.
In 2001 Brian joined Foundstone, which McAfee acquired in 2004. There he was the chief architect of Foundstone’s security operations center and played an integral role in designing and developing the company’s cutting-edge hardware and software solutions, including the award-winning and highly acclaimed FS1000. Brian was also responsible for the development and expansion of the company’s entire product service line, a key strategic growth area for the company.
Brian serves as a trusted advisor to industry and government organizations on key cybersecurity issues and best practices to guard against these evolving threats. He is, a co-author of Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual, lead author for Security Sage’s Guide to Hardening the Network Infrastructure, and contributing author of network architecture for Special Ops: Network and Host Security for Microsoft, Oracle, and UNIX.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Loyola Marymount University.
CIO and Executive Vice President, Intensity Analytics CorporationTom has been a serial entrepreneur for more than twenty years, helping manage and guide businesses from the start-up phase to over 500 employees. As Systems Engineering undergraduate at George Mason University, he co-founded a GIS/urban-planning laboratory that led to his first commercial venture. He was among the early pioneers on the web in 1993, and has designed countless solutions which have ranged from novel data capture routines and visualization components, to half-million line technology suites forming the basis for high-end, critical information management solutions, to patent-pending behavioral analytics platforms. He is a noted inventor of many key software technologies now found in the offerings of companies like Fujitsu, EMC, and others. Tom has consulted with entities like Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Capital One, IHS Global Insight, the US House of Representatives, and the US Navy, in areas such as orchestrating the flow and security of information through state-of-the-art systems, many of which he created. He is a well-known speaker, published photographer, a doting father of four, and active member of his church and community.
Co-Founder and Chair, Cyber Security SummitGopal Khanna is a Senior Fellow at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. From 2002 through 2010, he held senior positions in federal and state government - most recently as Minnesota's first State CIO in the administration of Governor Tim Pawlenty and before that as the CIO and CFO of the United States Peace Corps in the administration of President George W. Bush. Prior to his service in government, Khanna was in the private sector where he held several corporate management positions and led start-up technology solutions/consulting firms. Most recently, Khanna served as the Lead Co-Chair for the Commission on Service Innovation, chartered to provide recommendations on how to restructure and improve the overall delivery of services to citizens. Additionally, Khanna is Chairman of The Khanna Group LLC; President of TiE - Minnesota; and serves on advisory boards of early stage technology companies and is a founder of a start-up venture in Minnesota.
Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST
Nathan (Nate) Lesser is deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). As part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency within the Department of Commerce, the center is dedicated to increasing the rate of adoption of practical cybersecurity solutions.
In his role as deputy director, Nate is responsible for building and leading multi-disciplinary teams that tackle some of our nation’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges. Prior to joining the NCCoE, Nate was a lead associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he oversaw the firm’s transportation cybersecurity practice area. Nate led a team of more than 20 cybersecurity engineers serving clients across a variety of federal agencies including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State, Health, Transportation and NASA.
From 2005 – 2009, Nate was a Presidential Management Fellow and policy analyst with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration to manage their regulatory processes and improve the efficiency of existing and emerging federal programs.
Nate holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three children.
VP of Business Services, Comcast Business, Twin Cities Region
Chris Lyons serves as Vice President of Business Services for Comcast’s Twin Cities Region. He leads all business development and sales strategy for Comcast commercial services in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and as well Comcast’s operations in Independence, Missouri and Olathe, Kansas.
Chris is a 20-year veteran of the business-to-business communications services industry. Before moving to the Twin Cities in the fall of 2011, he helped lead significant improvements in capital management and sales performance as Director of Business Services in Comcast’s Mid-South Region.
Prior to joining Comcast, Chris was Director of Business Services for Charter Communications in Rochester, Minnesota, where he led the system to an impressive 20-percent increase in revenue in less than a year by transforming business processes and sales strategy across a two-state region.
Global Chief Privacy and Security Officer, Medtronic, Inc.Michael C. McNeil is the current Global Chief Privacy & Security Officer at Medtronic, Inc. In this capacity, McNeil leads the global privacy, security and data protection program for the company. Prior to this assignment, McNeil was the former Chief IT Security Officer at Liberty Mutual Group; Global Chief Privacy Officer at Pitney Bowes, and Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer of Data Services for Reynolds & Reynolds.
McNeil is a noted privacy and security expert, he has conducted in-house training and presentations for clients and has presented at privacy and security conferences worldwide. A frequently quoted subject matter expert, he has appeared as a panelist at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in Washington DC “Ten Steps to Gold Star Privacy Governance”. Michael recently presented as a Governing Body Co-Chair for the 2013 Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit “Running with Change: The Development of Medtronic’s Global Security Program”. He was a featured speaker at the Symantec (Vontu) web cast, “Secrets to a successful PCI Audit, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) 6th Annual CLE Expo, and Wireless Connectivity in Medical Devices (east and west) “Maintaining data privacy in integrated patient management systems”. Michael holds the chair position for the Medical Device Privacy Consortium (MDPC) as well as the Twin Cities Privacy Network (TCPN). Additionally, McNeil Co-Authored, “Gain a Competitive Edge by Using Customer Data Responsibly and Effectively,” a White Paper developed with Northwood University.
Global Lead Security Architect, Office of the CTO, EMC
Kathleen Moriarty is the Global Lead Security Architect for EMC Corporation's Office of the CTO working on technology strategy and industry standards in information security. Kathleen has been the primary author of multiple published standards and actively contributes/leads security standards activity in both the IETF and ITU-T with a focus on incident response and security automation. Previously, as the practice manager for security consulting at EMC, she was responsible for oversight of key projects, and development of security programs, in addition to serving as the acting CISO of a global investment banking firm. Kathleen has also been the head of IT Security at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Director of Information Security at FactSet Research Systems, responsible for the information security program and team. Kathleen holds a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Siena College.
Partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe, LLP
Craig A. Newman has more than 25 years of experience as a law firm partner, general counsel and corporate executive. He is currently a partner and member of the Executive Committee of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, resident in the firm’s New York office, and regularly advises international institutions, executives, corporate boards and committees, entrepreneurs, private equity and hedge funds and investment banks in a wide range of global issues with an emphasis on complex corporate litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance and compliance, cybersecurity/privacy and regulatory matters. He also conducts internal investigations to assist management and boards with the most complex operational and governance matters.
Previously, Mr. Newman served as General Counsel of a $6.5 billion multi-sector global investment firm and as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Americast, the Disney-led national media and technology consortium co-owned by the nation’s largest telecommunications companies.
Mr. Newman spent more than a decade as a partner with Arnold & Porter LLP.
He is a frequent speaker and contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, among other publications.
He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Freedom2Connect Foundation, a D.C.-based non-profit that collaborates with Radio Free Asia to promote global Internet freedom through the use of technology; and as Chairman of the National Board of Advisors at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, where he is a William Randolph Hearst Visiting Professional. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Newsy, a multi-platform news service aimed a mobile devices.
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield
John Orner is responsible for leading the treasury and investment operations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, including cash flow management, insurance and risk financing, investment portfolio management, and pension and 401(k) administration.
In a concurrent role in the Blues system, Orner is also President & Chief Investment Officer of Capital Asset Care, Inc., Blue Cross' wholly-owned registered investment advisory firm. Orner has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Blues system’s Blue Healthcare Bank, an Office of Thrift Supervision licensed bank headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Orner joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in 1989. Prior to Blue Cross, Orner worked for several investment banking firms in Minneapolis, leading initial public offering, fixed income trading and investment banking activities. Orner is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and has a bachelor degree.
2013 Speakers P–T
Congressman Erik Paulsen
Minnesota 3rd Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives
In January 2013, Congressman Erik Paulsen was sworn in to serve his third term representing Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. Paulsen’s legislative agenda parallels the initiatives that make Minnesota a great place to live, work and raise a family: a strong economic climate for job growth, a fairly-funded and accountable education system, a well-preserved environment, safe communities, and tax reform for taxpayers and businesses.
Paulsen supports pro-growth initiatives and believes that open markets are the key to a strong economy. Erik serves as co-chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus and is a leader in advocating for the medical technology industry, the life-saving technologies it provides to patients, and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports.
Before being elected to Congress in 2008, Paulsen represented Minnesotans for 14 years in the State Legislature where he served as House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007. He received his B.A. in mathematics from St. Olaf College.
KEYNOTE — General Harry Raduege
Lieutenant General Harry P. Raduege, Jr. Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation, Deloitte Consulting LLPGeneral Raduege served 35 years in the U.S. military. He worked in the areas of technology, including telecommunications, space, information, and network operations. He served more than 17 years in joint duty assignments and four times as a Federal activity CIO. As the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, he led DOD global network operations. In that role, he directed planning, engineering, and implementation of interoperable communications and intelligence systems serving the President, Secretary of Defense, and all military Services. Notably, he led efforts to restore communications to the Pentagon following the September 11th terrorist attacks; upgraded Presidential communications; and led the successful expansion of the Department's Global Information Grid through a $1 billion transformational communications program. Concurrently, as the Manager of the National Communications System, he led the prioritization of communications restoration throughout New York City following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
VP of Government and Education Relations and Sr. PKI, DigiCert, Inc.
DigiCert Senior PKI Architect Scott Rea, CISSP, is actively leading the movement toward scalable trust and secure exchange of healthcare information as a Board Member of DirectTrust and Co-chair of its Certificate Policies& Practices Working Group. Additionally, Rea plays a key role in grid computing trust as a founding member and current Vice Chair of The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority and previous Chair of the International Grid Trust Federation. Rea also customizes PKI solutions for DigiCert's many large enterprise customers. A native Australian, Rea holds advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Queensland University of Technology.
Founder and Executive Director, Cloud Security AllianceFor many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim's innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security and related technology industries as co-founder, executive director and driving force of the Cloud Security Alliance. Jim was recently named as one of the Top 10 cloud computing leaders by SearchCloudComputing.com. Jim is the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, governments, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud and Mobility and how to take advantage of them. Jim has previously been an international board member of the ISSA, a global not for profit association of information security professionals and formerly served as the association's Executive Director. Jim founded SecurityPortal, the Internet's largest website devoted to information security in 1998, and guided it until a successful exit in 2000. Jim has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures that have achieved a successful M&A exit or IPO. Jim is widely quoted in the press and has worked with hundreds of corporations on their information security strategy and technology roadmap. Jim has a background in networking technologies, marketing, product management and systems integration. Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and serves on WWU's alumni board.
Director of Privacy, Motorola Mobility LLCJeff Rohlmeier is Director of Privacy at Motorola Mobility, a Google company. He serves as lead of company-wide privacy efforts, including issues arising under global laws and standards. Prior to rejoining Motorola (where he earlier held the role of Privacy Lead with Motorola, Inc.), Mr. Rohlmeier was Chief Privacy Officer at Thomson Reuters. He also served as an Associate Director within the U.S. Department where he coordinated policy on privacy issues globally and completed a detail to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Rohlmeier received his J.D. from The Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.A. from Purdue University.
KEYNOTE — Dr. Ron Ross
Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Dr. Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He leads the Federal Information Security Management Act Implementation Project, which includes the development of key security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the United States critical infrastructure. Dr. Ross has authored numerous cyber security publications and is the principal architect of the NIST Risk Management Framework. Dr. Ross also leads the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative Working Group, a joint partnership with NIST, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community, to develop a unified information security framework for the federal government. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross served in a variety of leadership and technical positions during his twenty-year career in the United States Army. Dr. Ross holds both Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.
James Ryan, CSyP, CEA, PMP
Chief Strategy Officer, Cyber Security Summit; Owner & Founder, Litmus Logic, LLC
James is a cyber defense strategy implementation expert and author with over 15 years of experience delivering transformational business results for US federal agencies and critical infrastructure companies. In 2008, James worked with NASA, HP/EDS, TSCP, and others to define game-changing identity and credential management strategies — then pioneered the first implementations for early adopters. These strategies have evolved into Personal Identity Verification Interoperability (PIV-I) and the Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Segment Architecture. James holds a MSEE from Virginia Tech and is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Account Executive, AirWatch
Curt Scarce is a graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has eight years of sales experience in the technology space. Curt is currently the AirWatch state and local government representative for the state of Minnesota.
Shareholder, Business Litigation, Briggs and Morgan
Phil is co-chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Section and is based in our Minneapolis office. Phil serves on the board of directors and is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Group and Telecommunications Practice Group. Phil practices principally in the areas of: Data security, telecommunications litigation, telecommunications regulatory matters, banking litigation, and business litigation.
Phil is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice group, which offers a full range of services to help clients prevent, prepare for, and minimize the impact of data security breaches and cyber attacks. He also serves as the firm’s Data Security Manager and chairs the firm’s Information Security Committee.
As a member of the Telecommunications Practice Group, Phil has represented clients before the FCC, more than 20 state public utilities commissions, and in federal and state courts. He has handled numerous complex intercarrier compensation disputes in federal and state courts, including disputes regarding traffic pumping, wireless traffic and VOIP traffic.
Phil has represented wireless and landline carriers in interconnection negotiations in more than 30 states, and in multiple interconnection arbitrations conducted in accordance with the 1996 Telecommunications Act. He has also worked with clients to draft and negotiate IRU and fiber sale contracts, and to resolve disputes arising under such agreements.
In his regulatory practice, Phil has represented clients seeking to be designated as eligible to receive universal service funding, assisted clients in developing regulatory compliance programs and initiatives related to involvement in universal service programs, drafted comments for federal and state rulemaking proceedings, and worked with clients involved in corporate transactions with other designated entities. He has also drafted and filed comments in federal and state rulemaking proceedings, addressing interconnection, compensation and universal service obligations.
Phil has worked with clients to develop and file comments in FCC and state proceedings addressing regulatory requirements applicable to wireless carriers. Phil’s banking litigation practice is focused on the representation of lenders and the enforcement of creditors’ remedies. Phil has litigated loan participation disputes, has handled large commercial foreclosure cases, and has successfully enforced the terms of loan documents.
Phil has handled a wide variety of general litigation matters and has tried cases in Minnesota state courts, the Minnesota tax court, and federal courts in Minnesota, South Dakota and Virginia. He also is admitted to practice before Iowa state courts, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits, and U.S. District Courts in Minnesota and Colorado.
Phil serves as pro bono legal counsel for the St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, which presents the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Phil received his B.A. cum laude from Trinity University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was an editor of the Minnesota Law Review.
Phil received a master’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois, as well as a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute. He joined Briggs in 1995.
KEYNOTE Sheriff Richard W. Stanek
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Richard W. Stanek is the 27th Sheriff of Hennepin County and is serving in his second term. Sheriff Stanek is a 29-year veteran of law enforcement. Concurrent with his law enforcement career, he served five terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and in 2003, he was appointed by the Governor to serve as Minnesota’s Commissioner of Public Safety and Director of Homeland Security. Currently, Sheriff Stanek serves in leadership positions with several national organizations and on several national boards: National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) Executive Committee, chair of the NSA Homeland Security Committee, and vice-chair of the NSA Global Affairs Committee. In January of 2012, Sheriff Stanek began a two-year term as President of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association. He also serves on Homeland Security’s Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group, on the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, and on the Director of National Intelligence’s Homeland Security/Law Enforcement Partners Group.
KEYNOTE — Jim Stickley
Chief Technology Officer, Trace Security, Inc.As CTO, Vice President of Strategy & Solutions, and Co-Founder for TraceSecurity, Jim Stickley has been instrumental in directing the TraceSecurity strategy. Jim is responsible for developing and releasing multiple versions of the software used by hundreds of clients today. With over 20 years experience in the hi-technology industry, Jim is in charge of the guiding principles and structure of all TraceSecurity solutions including products and services.
Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Stickley is a cyber security expert who was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them and warn people and organizations about what they can do to protect themselves.
Stickley has been involved in thousands of security services for financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, healthcare facilities, legal firms, and insurance companies. Through the years Stickley has discovered numerous security vulnerabilities in products such as firewalls, PKI servers, online banking applications and PDA devices. He has been a consultant for the network stations FOXNEWS, CBS and NBC as well as the Associated Press. Stickley has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Time Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, New York Times, PC Magazine, CSO Magazine and hundreds of other publications. He has also been showcased on numerous television shows including NBC's "Nightly News", CNN's "NewsNight", CNBC's "The Big Idea", Anderson Cooper's "Anderson" and is a frequent guest on NBC's "Today Show".
Additionally, Stickley is the author of "The Truth about Identity Theft" and a co-author of "Beautiful Security". In the entertaining book "The Truth About Identity Theft", Stickley walks you through real life scams and exploits that people fall victim to everyday. This book has been designed to give you the insight that most people only experience after becoming victims of identity theft. Each chapter walks you through a different type of attack, explaining the complete process in a very simple and straight-forward way. Like a magician actually revealing what happens behind the curtain, Stickley takes you through the attacks to reveal how people at home, work, and on the road become victims. Prepare yourself. What you read here might be disturbing, but you will never be truly safe from identity thieves until you learn to think like one.
Stickley can be seen throughout the United States where he serves as an entertaining speaker for corporations, security-related conferences, seminars and forums, covering topics that range from basic identity theft to national cyber terrorism.
Information Security Manager, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Walt Swanson, joined the Minnesota State College and University system office in the role of Information Security Manager in 2012. Previous to this role, he served the state of Minnesota at the Department of Natural Resources for 14 years in multiple IT Management roles, including the role of CISO. He has additional private industry experience including experience in various computer technology positions of increasing authority for Target Corporation, Fortis and U.S. Bank. Walt holds a Master of Science in Business Administration, Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Mr. Swanson has been a member of the State of Minnesota's Information Security Counsel for the last twelve years, acted as Chairman of the Hardware/Infrastructure Committee (2011-2012), and has served on the Architecture Review Board - T
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Vice President of Assurance, Corporate Systems & Chief Information Security Officer, Best Buy
John Valente is the Chief Information Security Officer, Vice President of Assurance and Corporate Systems for Best Buy Co., Inc., a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services. In this position, Valente ensures continued enterprise-wide information protection services, oversees the disaster recovery program for information technology (IT) and manages risk and controls environment for IT. John also has responsibly for Corporate Systems (HR, Finance and Legal). He is a member of the Best Buy Ethics Committee and provides input to the overall IT strategy of Best Buy.
Valente joined Best Buy in 2002 and has more than 30 years of IT experience in retailing, banking, consumer goods and technology companies including several IT senior management positions at Accenture, Citibank, Dell and Pepsi-Cola.
He is a member of the Intel Enterprise Board of Advisors for Security and Mobility, and is on the Board of Directors and Corporate Sponsors Committee of the Pacer Center.
Originally from Connecticut, Valente is a graduate of Fairfield University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
Robin “Montana” Williams
Branch Chief National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness, Department of Homeland Security
obin “Montana” Williams is currently the Branch Chief, National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. His office is responsible for development of national cybersecurity awareness, education, professional development, policy, standards, and assessment requirements to broaden, develop, and maintain an unrivaled, globally competitive cybersecurity workforce for the nation. Additionally, his team executes three components of the 44th President’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Prior, Mr. Williams served as a Senior Technical Program Manager for the National Counterintelligence Executive directing cyber counterintelligence training & threat analysis. Mr. Williams has spent 24 years in government service including 21 years in the United States Air Force retiring as a Lt. Colonel. During his military, he held numerous flying, intelligence, training, and cyberspace assignments, including commanding the USAF Cyber Red Team. He is a combat veteran with flying & information operations duties in Afghanistan and Iraq, including serving as the lead planner for OPERATION ANACONDA & Chief, Electronic Warfare in the Iraqi Theater of Operations. Mr. Williams earned a Bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 1989, a Master’s degree from Louisiana Tech in 1998, and current completing a doctorate program. In addition, Mr. Williams is a Certified Workforce Development Professional.
CEO, Atomic DataAs CEO and Owner of Atomic Data, Jim Wolford is responsible for providing the leadership necessary to position Atomic Data at the forefront of the industry. Jim began Atomic Data as a consumer product, providing IT solutions applicable to the masses. As the data center industry evolved and client needs outgrew consumer solutions, Jim realized that a more boutique methodology was needed.
Because no two clients’ have identical business needs, recommended solutions shouldn’t come in a box. It was Jim’s insight that transformed Atomic Data into the multi-location, managed service and data center provider that it is today. As Cloud Computing comes to age, this paradigm shift has been further escalated.