Amit Yoran - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tenable
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Amit Yoran oversees the company’s strategic vision as Tenable works to empower organizations to understand and reduce their cybersecurity risk. Amit brings to Tenable a unique blend of leadership in the private and public sectors. Previously, he served as president of RSA, leading its transformation into one of the most successful global security companies. Amit joined RSA through the acquisition of NetWitness, the network forensics company he founded and led as CEO. Previously, Amit served as founding director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) program in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was also founder and CEO of Riptech, one of the first managed security service providers (MSSP), which was acquired by Symantec in 2002. Amit currently serves as a board member and adviser to several security startups. In addition, he is recognized as a thought leader and influencer in the security industry and is often sought out to provide expert commentary on his vision for the future of cybersecurity at industry events and in the media.
Renaud Deraison - Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Tenable
Renaud Deraison is chief technology officer of Tenable. Prior to co-founding Tenable, Renaud redefined the vulnerability management market by authoring Nessus, the world’s most widely deployed vulnerability scanner, with over one million downloads. Nessus has received numerous awards, including being named one of the Most Critical Products of the Last 30 Years by SC Media, winning SANS Institute’s Best of 2015 Award for vulnerability assessment, and Network World Asia’s 2015 award for best vulnerability assessment and management product. Renaud continues to contribute to the global security community, including authoring several patents related to network scanning and security and publishing his work in a variety of respected books and magazines. In 2018, Renaud was recognized by SC Media as a Visionary of the Last 30 Years.
Jennifer Johnson - Chief Marketing Officer, Tenable
Jennifer Johnson, chief marketing officer (CMO) of Tenable, is one of the most notable enterprise software marketers in the industry. Prior to joining Tenable, she served as the first-ever CMO at Tanium, building one of the most innovative brands in the industry and positioning the company as a dominant force in the cybersecurity and enterprise IT markets. During her tenure, she led the company through consecutive years of triple-digit hypergrowth. Previously, Jennifer was a partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked closely with its portfolio companies on go-to-market strategy. She also served as CMO at Coverity, re-positioning and scaling the company up through its acquisition by Synopsys. Additionally, she has held product marketing and marketing leadership positions at HP Software, Mercury Interactive, Symantec and Veritas Software.
Ofer Ben-David - Chief Product Officer, Tenable
Ofer Ben-David brings more than 20 years of experience leading and scaling engineering teams and global operations to his role as Chief Product Officer at Tenable. He is responsible for accelerating the company’s product strategy and scaling it to drive the next phase of Cyber Exposure solutions. Prior to Tenable, Ofer was Head of Engineering at Elementum SCM, Inc. and Executive Vice President of Products and Engineering at Jive Software, Inc., leading global software development and product strategy. Ofer also served as Vice President of Central Engineering at VMware, leading an organization of more than 1,000 people, and has held leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, Mercury Interactive and Check Point Software Technologies. Ofer graduated from Bar-Ilan University with a B.S. in political science and from Heriot-Watt University with an MBA.
Wissam Ali-Ahmad - Global Strategic Alliances - Technical Services, Splunk
Wissam Ali-Ahmad is a Lead Solutions Architect for the Global Strategic Alliances group at Splunk (splunk.com). Wissam works closely with technology partners on building Splunk integrations, architectures, and various content. Wissam brings more than 15 years of technical experience in big data, security, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise software. Prior to Splunk, Wissam held various engineering leadership roles at AppSense, Infoblox, Qualys, Vernier Networks, PSS Systems and Verizon Labs. Wissam is also an avid hiker, home cook and guitar player.
Josh Bailey - Senior Information Security Engineer, DocuSign
During the past 18 years, Josh has worked his way through the IT gamut, holding positions in service desk, desktop and networking. His last five years in IT have been focused on infrastructure and network security, which led to his current position at DocuSign as a Senior Information Security Engineer for the Vulnerability Management team. He manages the global scanning operations across the company.
Andrei Bezdedean - VP of Engineering, CYBRIC
Andrei Bezdedean is VP of Engineering at CYBRIC and focuses on platform architecture, building a partner ecosystem and early customer experience. Prior to CYBRIC, Andrei spent 18 years in Financial Services, leading technology teams focused on implementing applications for investment research, portfolio analysis and electronic trading. A certified Scrum Master with over 20 years of industry experience, Andrei developed complex systems and managed engineering teams of various sizes.
Dan Bowden - VP & CISO, Sentara Healthcare
Dan Bowden is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Sentara Healthcare, an integrated health system plus health plan--the largest in Virginia. Dan has been at Sentara since September 2016. Along with his CISO role, Dan is actively developing joint venture and business opportunities for the organization in health cybersecurity, public cloud, and blockchain technology. He was previously CISO at University of Utah Healthcare and the University of Utah. Prior to the University, he managed information security operations and technology architecture for Zions Bancorporation, a large regional banking system, for eight years. Dan has been an organizational leader in cybersecurity and technology for healthcare, higher education, banking, retail (American Stores Company), and the military (USAF) over the past 25 years. Dan has a M.S. in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration on Global and Homeland Security, and B.S. in Business Administration.
Nathan Bradley - Assistant Director of Information Systems Security, French Lick Resort & Casino
Nathan Bradley has 13 years of experience in IT. During the last four years, he has served as Information Security Manager for French Lick Resort & Casino. Nathan is a Native Hoosier and a InfoSec certificate holder.
Jon Brown - Manager, Application and Product Security Testing, Emerson
Jon Brown is a security professional in the Saint Louis, MO, region of the US. Exploring the good that technology can bring to the world is why he got into IT and how he fell in love with security. Jon likes to be on the frontlines of new technology and ways to protect what he holds dear. He graduates in May from Washington University St. Louis with a degree in cybersecurity - as well as multiple certificates from SANS and EC-Council. In the security field for about six years, Jon started his IT career at the helpdesk and has held a variety of roles, including firewall administrator, pen tester, vulnerability manager and gofer. He has an inside view of what IT security is and what IT security should be.
Kyle Bubp - Senior Security Engineer, A large Knoxville, TN-based retailer
For over a decade, Kyle has been elevating the state of security for enterprises, hosting providers, the FBI, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense. As co-founder of Savage Security, he built a successful research and consulting firm focused on cutting through FUD to help make defensive strategies cheaper and easier for customers. Because of this unique approach, his company was noticed and acquired by Threatcare. Kyle now serves as a Senior Security Engineer at a large Knoxville, TN-based retailer, where he continues to develop practical defensive strategies, research security issues, and publish articles and presentations to continue to improve the security industry.
Jeff Cassidy - Manager - Threat Operations, BJ’S Wholesale Club
Jeff Cassidy has been involved in Information Security for over 20 years. He currently leads the Security Operations team for BJ’S Wholesale Club, where he has successfully relaunched the Vulnerability Management program, improving process efficiency, increasing scan coverage, and reducing mean time to remediation. Prior to his current role, Jeff served as security architect for Bose Corporation, managing technical security controls globally. Jeff also has experience as a consultant assisting clients with vulnerability management and risk assessments. Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and a CISSP certification.
Brandon Coates - Security Engineer, Verizon Media (formerly OATH)
Brandon Coates has over 10 years of experience in the technical field with the last half being dedicated to security. He began his career as a functional tester before moving on to become a member of pen testing team before taking his current role as an engineer on the vulnerability management team at one of the largest media/ad tech companies.
Sandra Crosswell - Business Information Security Officer, Fortune 1000 Financial Organization
Sandra Crosswell is a Business Information Security Officer for a Fortune 1000 financial organization focusing on Cloud, and is a member of a consortium of the Globally Significant Financial Institutions working to level-up the security posture of the major cloud providers. Sandra brings more than 25 years of deep technical information security and solutions experience to the bank. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated success driving multimillion-dollar infrastructure, systems integration, migration and cloud security projects for global projects at companies including VMware, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Procter & Gamble and the Federal Government. Prior to joining the Bank, Sandra was the CSO for SonicWall and Senior Information Security Manager of VMware’s Enterprise Vulnerability and Red Team.
Jay Demmler - Senior Principal IT Architect, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Jay Demmler is a Senior Principal IT Architect for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems based in Dallas. Prior to joining Raytheon, Jay held architecture and design roles at Lockheed Martin and Dell Computers. When not at work Jay enjoys hiking and camping with his family.
Bryan Doyle - Senior Data Scientist, Tenable
Bryan Doyle is a Senior Data Scientist at Tenable in Dublin. He has spent more than a decade using data science to solve problems across the banking, insurance, online gaming and cybersecurity sectors. Since joining Tenable in 2017, Bryan has led the development of the Predictive Prioritization solution.
Guillaume Ferland - Lead Portfolio Security Architect, Bell Canada
Guillaume Ferland has been working in various roles in security for the last 15 years. His experience includes operating security infrastructure systems, DR, security automation, compliance, automation and API, as well as architecture. In his current role, Guillaume is leading the technological architecture for carrier-scale security services, as well as for customer-focused offerings at Bell, Canada’s largest carrier, mobile provider, media company and hosting provider.
William Fryberger - Director of Information Security Operations and Identity and Access Management, Procter & Gamble
William Fryberger is the Director of Information Security Operations and Identity and Access Management at Procter & Gamble, where he is dedicated to integrating next-generation security and identity solutions throughout the organization. Prior to P&G, Bill spent 12 years in consulting, designing and delivering global information security, compliance, information technology programs and systems design aligned with critical business requirements and external industry regulations to large, multinational organizations.
Jesus Galan - Research Engineer, Tenable
Jesus Galan is a Research Engineer on Tenable’s Asset Detection team, which focuses on fingerprinting the assets on the modern attack surface. An enthusiast of automation and continuous learning, Jesus holds a Ph.D. in software engineering. Before joining Tenable in early 2018, Jesus was working as a postdoctoral researcher on adaptive security at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and collaborating closely with industry partners on continuous and adaptive compliance. Follow his work at www.jesus-galan.com
Tony Gigliotti - President, Autonomic Software
Tony Gigliotti is President and founder of Autonomic Software. The company was founded in 2004. Autonomic Software's focus has always been getting software to act in a responsive manner, much like your heart or other involuntary organs for breathing, perspiring, etc. Tony has been a Keynote Speaker at Gartner Symposium, McAfee's MPower Conference, plus many regional security conferences. He is married with nine children and 11 grandchildren, and still manages to not have any serious addictions to date.
Kurt P. Hundeck - Information Security Specialist, CISSP, The Co-operators
Kurt P. Hundeck has been writing software and integrating systems for more than 20 years. He is an accomplished long-distance runner who enjoys learning new computer languages and exploiting the latest vulnerabilities. In recent years, Kurt has professionally transitioned into Information Security and has been focusing on Vulnerability Management at The Co-operators.
Captain Mark Kelly - American Hero, Commander of NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission
Captain Mark Kelly (Ret.) demonstrates how focus, dedication and persistence can help you tap into your potential to succeed in any competitive setting. With an extraordinary career of service to our military, our nation and humanity, Mark has secured his place in history as a role model, modern-day pioneer, and leader of distinction. Together with his identical twin brother, Scott, he has laid the groundwork for the future of space exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body, which is featured in Scott’s New York Times best-selling memoir, Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery. Mark is a former member of the Commercial Crew Safety Board at Space X and is cofounder of World View, a full-service commercial space launch provider. Mark captivates audiences with lessons learned from his extensive travels and experiences in the Navy, outer space and on the ground. From leading teams in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable, to the thrill of spaceflight, and the recovery and resilience of his wife Gabrielle Giffords, he reveals the foundations for success so you can accomplish your mission in life and work.
Michael Kelly - Principal Engineer, Target
Michael Kelly is a Principal Engineer within the Security Engineering department at Target Corporation. He is responsible for overall Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Security engineering focus and strategy, along with overall solution engineering for security controls related to vulnerability management in both legacy and more advanced, state-of-the-art cloud, compute environments. Michael has worked at Target for 14 years and has worked in Information Technology/Security for over 26 years. In his spare time, Michael enjoys scuba diving, racing bicycles, and being with family.
Kevin Kerr - CISO, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Kevin Kerr was named CISO/Senior Advisor, IT Risk Management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2011. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Manager, Cyber Security Evaluations, leading his team in performing red team and cybersecurity assessments for the Department of Energy, Department of Labor, and other government, commercial, and private entities. He has over 35 years of experience in many aspects of IT, including programming, network and database design, business analysis, project management, security, and governance development. He has presented at several computing events on cybersecurity and risk management. Kevin retired from the Air Force and Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel, where he was a Commander of a Cyber Warfare Squadron.
Greg Kyrytschenko - Head of Security Services, Guardian
As head of Information Security Services for Guardian, Greg Kyrytschenko is responsible for ensuring the protection and availability of the organization’s information security systems and data. With nearly 20 years of experience in information security, Greg has worked in a variety of security leadership roles and disciplines, including security architecture, risk management, global Security Operations Center (SOC), identity access management, incident response/forensics, and threat/vulnerability/configuration management programs.
Ramin Lamei - Senior Director, Information Security Officer, Global Payments
As Senior Director, Information Security Officer, Ramin Lamei leads the Information Security and Data Protection program at the integrated payments vertical of Global Payments. Ramin is an eight-year Global Payments veteran and has been in the security industry for over 12 years. In his tenure at Global Payments, Ramin helped build global security teams and controls responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the organization’s networks, systems and applications. Ramin led the company’s Security Operations for over five years. He has an extensive background in systems, networking and engineering, with an emphasis on practical security, and has worked to build and secure programs and infrastructures around the globe. Ramin received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Southern Polytechnic State University.
Don Leatham - Global Strategic Alliances – Security Markets, Splunk
Don Leatham is a 15-year veteran of the security software market. Having held senior roles in security product management, OEM technologies, and strategic technology alliances, Don provides a unique perspective and understanding of how security technologies, products, and market relationships come together to form today’s complex InfoSec environment.
Dustin Loeffler - Product Owner - Information Security, World Wide Technology (WWT)
Dustin Loeffler is the Product Owner for Information Security at World Wide Technology (WWT). He is also a professor at Maryville University and created the Cyber Fusion Center. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law (JD), studied software engineering at Missouri Science and Technology at the graduate level, and management information systems and computer science at the undergraduate level at Maryville University. Dustin has also received the prestigious Apple Distinguished Educator award. Prior to WWT, Dustin was an ethical hacker at IBM and served as chief security engineer at The Boeing Company.
Charles Manser - Principal Security Engineer, A major US multiple-system operator (MSO) and internet service provider (ISP)
Charles Manser is a Principal Security Engineer with one of the largest multiple-system operators (MSO) / internet service providers (ISP) in the US. His experience includes both government and private-sector security jobs, and his passions include travel, hiking, computer games, and arguing with vendors about information security.
Damien McParland - Data Scientist, Tenable
A member of the Data Science team at Tenable, Damien McParland has over 10 years of experience with statistical analysis and machine learning. Damien obtained a PhD in Statistics in 2014 for research on clustering models. Prior to joining Tenable, Damien was an Assistant Professor at University College Dublin (UCD), where he lectured several modules in Statistics, and supervised postgraduate research projects. While working at UCD, Damien continued to research at the cutting edge of Statistics and Machine Learning, publishing research papers in academic journals and contributing to the open source R statistical software project. Since joining Tenable in December 2017, Damien has worked on internal Data Science models, performed analyses for published reports from Tenable Research, and has been heavily involved in project Lumin.
Joseph Menn - Investigative reporter on cybersecurity, Reuters
Joseph Menn is an investigative reporter on cybersecurity at Reuters and formerly worked at the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. His fourth book, "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World," will be published in June 2019 by PublicAffairs. Joseph has taught advanced technology and business writing at the University of California at Berkeley’s graduate school of journalism and lectured at other universities and conferences. He is a three-time finalist for the Loeb Award, the most prestigious in financial journalism, and a three-time winner of a "Best in Business" award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Joseph began his professional career at The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. He grew up in the Boston area and graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he was executive editor of The Harvard Crimson.
Dr. Michael Mylrea - Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Blockchain Lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Michael Mylrea is a Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Blockchain Lead at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Michael has over 17 years of experience working on cybersecurity with leadership positions in industry and government. He leads several cybersecurity R&D projects focused on developing next-generation solutions to secure industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT). Michael is an adjunct professor with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, and Senior Advisor to WA IoT Council, George Washington University (GWU) I3P, and Rocky Mountain Institute. He completed his Doctorate at GWU focused on cybersecurity resilience, graduate degrees and coursework at Tufts Fletcher School, Harvard Law School, Western Governors University (MSIA), Tel Aviv University (Fulbright); and he double majored at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Michael is proficient in several foreign and computer languages.
Odin Olson - Head of Business Development, Security and Risk Groups, ServiceNow
Odin Olson joined ServiceNow in 2016 to head up the newly created Business Development Team for the company’s Security and Risk groups. He’s responsible for developing Strategic Technology Alliances and managing ServiceNow’s growing security ecosystem of technology partners and integrations. Before Joining ServiceNow, Odin worked at Tanium where he was responsible for Strategic Alliances.Odin has also held positions with Damballa, Aruba Networks and Cisco Systems in Systems Engineering.
Steve Ocepek - Associate Partner Americas, X-force Red, IBM
Over more than 15 years, Steve Ocepek has received five patents in the field of network security, and launched various successful security projects. He founded Wholepoint Corporation, launched Trustwave’s Spiderlabs Research division and has worked as Manager of Incident Response for Fidelity Information Services. Today, as a member of the IBM’s X-Force Red team, his primary responsibilities include managing and delivering security services to X-Force Red’s global client base. Steve has provided numerous open source contributions to the field of Information Security, including both attack and defense tools. Speaking engagements include Black Hat (US/EU), DEF CON, RSA, BSides, and OWASP AppSec. Steve has been hacking since he was four years old.
Oliver Rochford - Research Director, Intelligence & Publications, Tenable
As a Research Director on Tenable’s Intelligence and Publication team, Oliver Rochford’s main topics of focus are threat and vulnerability management and security operations management. Previously the primary analyst for vulnerability management at Gartner, Oliver also has experience on the end-user, consultant and vendor sides of cybersecurity. He has contributed to security publications such as Securityweek, CSO Online and Dark Reading, and has also authored the German and Dutch 1st and 2nd editions of Hacking for Dummies.
Leo Simonovich - VP and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens
Leo Simonovich is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Siemens’ industrial cyber security business worldwide. He identifies emerging market trends, works with customers and Siemens businesses to provide best-in-class cyber offers, and contributes to the company's thought leadership on the topic. He is particularly focused on solving the cyber security challenge in the O&G and power sectors by bringing unique solutions to customers looking to address a growing and costly operational security risk. He frequently speaks on topics such as cyber governance, risk management, and organizational transformation in operational environments. Leo holds a Masters in Global Finance and an MBA from the University of Denver.
Barry Sheridan - Senior Data Scientist, Tenable
Barry Sheridan is a Senior Data Scientist with over six years of experience in machine learning and statistical methods, with a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry. Since joining Tenable, Barry has worked on numerous projects, including the underlying Data Science platform at Tenable, internal Data Science Python packages, Lumin benchmarking and Tenable’s Asset Criticality Rating (ACR) and Cyber Exposure Score (CES). Prior to joining Tenable, Barry worked with Aon in the global insurance and reinsurance space, building predictive models for global insurance carriers. Barry is formally educated in experimental physics from Trinity College Dublin and holds a Master’s in computing and data analytics from Dublin Institute of Technology.
Garet Stroup - Director of Threat Evaluation and Vulnerability Management, Express Scripts
At Express Scripts, Stroup is the Director of Threat Evaluation and Vulnerability Management. He focuses on leading and managing a team who perform a variety of technical information risk evaluation activities, such as threat modeling, application risk assessments, vulnerability scanning, research and managing remediation of vulnerabilities across a national environment. Stroup is currently driving security initiatives that advance organizational performance and maturity. Prior to joining Express Scripts, Stroup spent a handful of years at The Boeing Company where he developed financial applications and front ends and transformed vulnerability assessment teams through forward thinking process design and development allowing high scalability and flexibility.
Claire Tills - Research Analyst, Tenable
Claire Tills, M.A., is a Research Analyst at Tenable. With a professional background in technology and security communication, her research focuses on the communicative side of information security. In her work with Tenable Research, she conducts and coordinates diverse projects, including work with the Zero Day Research and Security Responses teams. She recently authored the Tenable report “Headline Vulnerabilities: How Media Coverage Shapes the Perception of Risk.”
Trevor Walraven - Information Security Specialist - Threat and Vulnerability Management, Express-Scripts (ESI)
Trevor Walraven joined ESI in early 2018, bringing with him some previous Tenable experience. He earned his Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He holds CISSP and CASP certifications.
Scott Ward - Principal Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Scott Ward is a Principal Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Based in Seattle, Scott is part of a team that supports the AWS global network of technology and consulting partners. Scott’s focus is on security technology partners and his work with partners includes existing AWS architecture validation and improvements, planning new architectures for workloads on AWS, providing guidance on how to use new AWS services, and providing general technical enablement. In addition to a focus on AWS cloud security Scott has a deep background in supporting, enhancing, and building global financial solutions to meet the needs of large companies, including many years supporting the global financial systems for Amazon.com.
Tyler Warren - Director, IT Security, Prologis
Tyler Warren has over 23 years of experience in Information Security, telecommunications and IT. He has had a passion for Information Security since his Commodore 64 days, and enjoys all aspects of security, having earned a Black Belt in Krav Maga and become a NRA Instructor. Tyler currently works as Director of IT Security at Prologis, which has been practicing a cloud-first strategy for the last three years. He is a member of several security organizations, serves on the Board of Directors for CSA Colorado, and tries to teach people that cloud security isn’t that scary.