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Dr. Massoud Amin
Chairman, IEEE Smart Grid; Chairman, Board of Directors, Texas Reliability Entity; Director, Board of Directors, Midwest Reliability Organization; Director and Professor, Technological Leadership Institute and ECE, 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.
Thomas A. Baden Jr.
Commissioner and MN State Chief Information Officer, MN.IT Services
An experienced leader in government technology, Tom Baden was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2015 to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Minnesota.
Most recently, Baden served as the MN.IT Chief Information Officer at the Department of Human Services, the largest of the executive branch state agencies with the most significant IT footprint, including the Medicaid Management Information System, the integrated eligibility system (MAXIS), MNsure, the State’s child support system PRISM, and the state hospital system (known as Avatar).
Baden’s 33 years of expertise in IT governance and management includes state service at the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, in addition to serving as MN.IT’s enterprise architect (then the Office of Enterprise Technology)
Ken M. Barnhart
President & CEO, Occam Group
Ken is the founder and CEO of the Occam Group, and has significant experience in cyber security and cloud strategy. He sits on several advisory boards and working groups and for over a decade, Ken has helped companies of all sizes design, host, and secure environments in private, public, and hybrid cloud models. With over 20,000 consulting hours, Ken has helped hundreds of organizations use technology as a force multiplier to move their business strategy forward in a smart and safe manner.
Giving back to our communities is core to the Occam Group culture, and Ken donates financially and with many weeks of volunteer time each year for the Wounded Warrior Project, Prison Ministries, Sponsoring development projects, and teaching leadership development throughout Africa.
Andrew Borene, Esq.
Chair, Cyber Security Summit 2015,
IBM Federal Business Leader for i2 Safer Planet & Adjunct Professor of Organized Crime at American University
Andrew Borene provides executive leadership for IBM i2 Safer Planet & Smarter Government Federal. Mr. Borene’s business team is focused on helping federal agencies and systems integrators seize efficiency opportunities and meet challenges using big data and disruptive analytic technologies.
Mr. Borene is Chairman of www.CyberSecuritySummit.org and is a member of professional organizations committed to US leadership in areas of security and technology including the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Intelligence & National Security Alliance (INSA), and the Center for National Policy/Truman National Security Project. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Borene held leadership positions at a reconnaissance robotics start-up, was a program manager for open-source intelligence at an international big data company, and served government customers with public finance investment banking services. For his leadership as the executive director of an industry organization to promote growth in high tech industries (and as a board member with the FBI’s InfraGard Alliance) he was recognized in 2013 by Minnesota Business magazine as one of the state’s 50 leading businesspeople, while leading corporate development at a company then-named #44 on Fast Company’s list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies.
Mr. Borene's government service includes a term-appointment as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense and prior active-duty military service as a U.S. Marine military intelligence officer in Iraq and as the 1st Marine Division’s Headquarters Company Executive Officer at Camp Pendleton. He was also a U.S. State Department-funded Fellow for the study of post-conflict peace building operations in Northern Ireland.
A licensed attorney, Mr. Borene practiced law as a Counselor with Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s national security, cybersecurity and privacy practice group. He was also a judicial extern to U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim. Mr. Borene has edited and published several books for the American Bar Association including The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook, The International Humanitarian Law Sourcebook, and The US Intelligence Community Law Sourcebook.
Mr. Borene’s public affairs experience includes television, radio, print, and public speaking. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal News, ABC News, Fox News, CBS, National Public Radio, BBC, Al Jazeera, CCTV, CTV, C-SPAN, and Voice of America, among others. A published author and editor, he has written book chapters, law review articles, and Op-Ed pieces for The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, Federal Times, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, and other publications
As an adjunct professor, Mr. Borene has taught university courses on US National Security Policy, Transnational Organized Crime, and the US Intelligence Community at Macalester College, American University, and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School respectively. Mr. Borene holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Macalester College. He also completed an Executive Education program in international development finance at Harvard University.
He is married to Alice. They live in McLean, Virginia.
Robert E. Booker
Vice President + Chief Information Security Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Robert Booker is the Chief Information Security Officer for UnitedHealth Group. In this role, Mr. Booker is responsible for information risk management for all of UnitedHealth Group business segments. Mr. Booker has been with UnitedHealth Group since July of 2008.
Mr. Booker’s responsibilities are focused upon information risk management in support of the trust and accountability that UnitedHealth Group delivers to bring quality, affordability, access and simplicity to the health care system. Mr. Booker’s role also requires the development of performance metrics for information risk within the organization and responsibility for cost management and service level management for delivered programs.
Prior to UnitedHealth Group, Mr. Booker managed business continuity, security and governance programs for BT Americas – the U.S. division of British Telecom focused on international networking and IT services. Mr. Booker has built and managed numerous information security programs for companies both in the United States and around the world in a number of industries including energy, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services, insurance, and professional services as well as state and federal government.
Mr. Booker presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and has been instrumental in establishing a common security framework for the health industry. In his career, he has also has presented at numerous security conferences including the MIS Training Institute’s CISO Summit, RSA Conference, Gartner Group’s IT Security and IT Summit Conferences, the Burton Group’s Catalyst conference, and the Meta Group’s Energy Information Strategies conference.
L. Keith Burkhardt , CISA, CISSP
Vice President, Kraus-Anderson Insurance
L. Keith Burkhardt, Vice President is responsible for Kraus-Anderson’s agency growth strategies including product development throughout all market sectors, for talent acquisition and M&A. recently, Mr. Burkhardt has developed Cyber Risk Strategies for the Agency Customers that unites Cyber Security Vendors, the FBI, and Insurance. He was recently quoted ‘...It’s gotten to the point where a company’s data may be more valuable than the company itself. Much of the insurance industry is just starting to deal with this fact...
Previously Burkhardt was regional managing director of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, leading its 22 Upper Midwest operations and Minneapolis office for 9 years. During that period he lead National initiatives for Wells Fargo Insurance in Healthcare, Public Entity and Higher Education. He also served as managing director of Bloomington-based Acordia, developing its agency operations and market positioning; and as senior vice president of Memphis-based Sedgwick , directing its energy, transportation and healthcare production teams. In addition to his leadership roles, His experience ranges from 25 plus years working with Lloyd’s of London to managing and consulting on large claim events in excess of $20 million and up . He is a past member of the Chicago Lloyd’s Broker Association.
Burkhardt earned a B.A. in Economics from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and a B.B.A. in Finance from SMU - Cox School of Business
Chris Buse , CISA, CISSP
Assistant Commissioner/CISO, MN.IT Services
Christopher Buse is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota. In this capacity, Chris is responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise security architecture for state government. In addition, Chris is an Assistant Commissioner for MN.IT Services overseeing the IT Standards and Risk Management Division. His division includes Enterprise Architecture, IT Accessibility, Geospatial Information, Buy.IT, and Information Security. Previously, Chris served as the Manager of Information Technology Audits for the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor. During his 19 years as an auditor, Chris planned and oversaw information technology audit work done on large government computer systems.
Chris is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Chris 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.
Vice President + 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 http://securityandcoffee.blogspot.com/
Shéna Boswell Crowe
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Shéna Crowe is a Special Agent with the FBI in the Minneapolis Division. She is the Strategic Partnership Coordinator, engaging academic and business leaders to better understand and respond to the modern threat environment.
Shéna started as a Special Agent in the FBI in 2002 in the San Francisco Division. Her work has included counterintelligence, counterterrorism and cyber investigations. In 2009, she was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she worked on the Executive Staff for the Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch.
Shéna and her family took the opportunity to move to Minneapolis in 2011.
Steen Fjalstad , MS, CISA, CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC
Security and Mitigation, Principal & President for MN ISACA, Midwest Reliability Organization, ISACA, InfraGard
Steen Fjalstad currently works for Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) as part of the Critical Infrastructure Protection team helping to secure the North American Electric Grid (‘The Grid’). Working for MRO Steen has managed, led, and supported cyber security work with numerous North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) registered entities on critical infrastructure protection. Steen coordinates with industry, local, state, and federal agencies to manage outreach efforts on threats & vulnerabilities to the Grid. Steen also manages mitigation efforts with NERC registered entities. Prior to joining MRO, Steen obtained significant experience as a security, audit, risk, and project manager with a focus on securing, designing, implementing, and auditing information technology systems. Steen has served over one-hundred different organizations spanning three continents. Steen holds a Masters Degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Security Technologies and a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Management Computer Systems.
Col. Stefanie Horvath, MSS
Colonel, MN Army National Guard
COL Stef Horvath is currently the J-6/CIO for the MN Army National Guard. She serves as the primary staff advisor to the Adjutant General, staff, and command officials on information technology (IT), communications, and information assurance.
COL Horvath has served as a signal officer for the majority of her career, responsible for data and voice communication networks and the security of those networks.
COL Horvath is the co-chair for the State of MN's Information Security Governance committee. COL Horvath has an undergraduate degree from NDSU and a Master's in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. She is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal.
Eran Kahana, J.D.
Attorney, Maslon LLP; Research Fellow, Stanford Law School; General Counsel and Member of the Board of Directors, Infragard
Eran Kahana is a technology and intellectual property attorney with extensive experience advising clients in domestic and international settings. His practice focuses on cyber security, patent, trademark and copyright law. Eran also advises clients on a variety of e-commerce, licensing, joint development and consulting in diverse industries.
Eran serves as general counsel and on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of InfraGard, a nonprofit partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to the protection of critical infrastructure. In addition, he is a Research Fellow at Stanford Law School, where he writes and lectures on the legal aspects of using artificial intelligence.
Michael Kehoe, MBA, Hons.B.Sc.Eng. EE, MA
Professional, IBM Worldwide IR Enterprise Insight Analysis Leader, IBM
Michael Kehoe is the WW i2 Enterprise Insights Analyses Sales Leader for IBM. His responsibilities are to work with clients and deliver solutions that solve their challenges caused by their overwhelming data. Currently he is working with WW clients in developing the next generation Security Operation Centres (SOC). Understanding your adversaries, their threats and their methods to actively prepare to detect and defend against them.
Previously Mike was a senior global product manager for Smarter Cities, where he led the delivery of product based solutions for world cities. His areas of expertise includes industrial control, business intelligence, enterprise process design, business strategy and technical opportunity realization.
Mike has an honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity University Dublin and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Open University. He has written papers, redguides and has spoken around the world on what “becoming smarter” can achieve and is considered to be one of IBM’s foremost forward thinkers on this subject.
Carlos P. Kizzee, JD, LL.M
Executive Director, Defense Security Information Exchange
Carlos P. Kizzee is the Executive Director of the Defense Security Information Exchange. In that role, Mr. Kizzee is responsible for overseeing the administrative management and operations of the Defense Security Information Exchange, an organization focused on enhancing the cyber security of Defense Industrial Base entities through industry-led mechanisms involving threat information sharing, analysis, collaboration and informed mitigation.
Before assuming the duties of his current position, Mr. Kizzee served as the Center for Internet Security’s Vice-President for Multi-Sector Initiatives where he was responsible for developing partnerships between the Center for Internet Security and its portfolio of threat intelligence/risk mitigation capabilities (including the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and other threat intelligence, analytical, data sharing, risk management, and operational organizations and mechanisms relevant to cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.
Prior to that, Mr. Kizzee served within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Deputy Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division, and the Program Manager for a Joint Program Office implementing key operational information sharing and information sharing support program activities associated with Public-Private threat information sharing, collaboration, and automation. Mr. Kizzee also served within DHS as the Director of Strategic Cyber Initiatives for the Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Protection Branch of the National Cyber Security Division, Counsel for the National Operations Center, Senior Counsel for Infrastructure Protection, and as a Senior Attorney-Advisor for the DHS Office of General Counsel, General Law Division.
Before entering DHS, Mr. Kizzee served as Counsel for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Prior to 2003, he was a career Marine Corps attorney serving as a military attorney Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, Legal Assistance Counsel, and as a Federal Special Assistant United States Attorney in Arizona and in the Southern District of California. As a Marine Corps Officer, Mr. Kizzee also served as Commander of the Marine Corps’ Headquarters and Services Battalion on Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Kizzee’s final military assignment before military retirement was with the Navy Office of the General Counsel as the Marine Corps Deputy Area Counsel for the Pacific Area in Okinawa, Japan.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mr. Kizzee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master of Laws from the Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army at the University of Virginia’s School of Law.
Karl Mattson, CISSP, CISM
Senior Fellow, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota
Karl Mattson is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI)where he teaches cyber security and risk management. He has over 17 years’ experience as a leader and practitioner in threat intelligence, information security and risk management and has held positions in the financial, defense and retail industries. He is currently Senior Vice President and Director of Risk Metrics & Analytics at a large financial institution. He holds an M.S from Boston University, an M.B.A. from Auburn University, a B.A. from St. Mary’s University of Texas, and maintains CISSP and CISM certifications.
Chief Security Strategist, SurfWatch Labs Inc.
Adam Meyer has served in leadership positions in the defense, technology, and critical infrastructure sectors for more than 15 years.
Prior to joining SurfWatch Labs, Mr. Meyer was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for one of the largest public transportation systems in the United States. Preceding his role as a CISO, Mr. Meyer served as the Director of Information Assurance and Command IA Program Manager for the Naval Air Warfare Center, Naval Air Systems Command one of the Navy's premier engineering and acquisition commands.
Vice President Intelligence, CrowdStrike, Inc.
Adam Meyers has over a decade of experience within the information security industry. He has authored numerous papers that have appeared at peer reviewed industry venues and has received awards for his dedication to the field. At CrowdStrike, Adam serves as the VP of Intelligence. Within this role it is Adam’s responsibility to oversee all of CrowdStrike’s intelligence gathering and cyber-adversarial monitoring activities. Adam’s Global Intelligence Team supports both the Product and Services divisions at CrowdStrike and Adam manages these endeavors and expectations. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Adam was the Director of Cyber Security Intelligence with the National Products and Offerings Division of SRA International.
Major General Richard C. Nash
The Adjutant General, Minnesota
Major General Richard C. Nash assumed duties as the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard on November 1, 2010.
General Nash's military service began with his enlistment into the Infantry in 1972. He would later earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry following completion of the Officer Candidate School. General Nash has since commanded at all levels, from company to multinational division. He most recently completed a deployed assignment as Commander, United States Division - South supporting Operation Iraq Freedom in 2010. Prior to serving as the Adjutant General of Minnesota, Major General Nash served as the Division Commander of the 34th Infantry Division, Special Assistant to the Combatant Commander, North American Aerospace Command, United States Northern Command. He also served as the Commanding General for the Multinational Brigade (North), SFOR-14 in support of Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia Herzegovina, a tour he performed while serving as Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver) for the 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division.
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, U.S. Department of Defense; Senior Fellow, The George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security
Philip Schenkenberg, J.D,
Attorney, Director, and Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
Phil is co-chair of Briggs and Morgan’s Business Litigation Section and serves on the firm’s board of directors. He is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security 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. Phil practices principally in data security, telecommunications and general business litigation. He also serves as the firm’s Data Security Manager and chairs the firm’s Information Security Committee. In his practice, Phil represents clients in federal and state courts, and before the FCC and public utilities commissions.
Supervisory Computer Scientist, Computer Security Division, NIST
is a Supervisory Computer Scientist in the Computer Security Division at NIST. Her current project areas include small business cybersecurity, and cybersecurity awareness, training and education. Pat is the lead for the Small Business Outreach efforts and the FISMA team. She serves as the Chair of the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) Technical Working Group, and Chair of the Federal Computer Security Program Managers’ Forum.
Pat has worked on numerous documents and projects during her 20+ years at NIST including the Trust Technology Assessment Program (TTAP), Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS), Program Chair for the National Computer Security Conference, guidance documents including SP 800-53, SP 800-53A, SP 800-16 rev 1 and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). She is a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold and Bronze Medal Awards.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math from the State University of New York Maritime College. She served in the Navy as a Cryptologic Officer. Pat received a Joint Service Achievement Medal and Defense Meritorious Service Medal for her work on the rainbow series of computer security guidelines while assigned to the National Security Agency.