Cyber Capability Expo Panel Descriptions

Speaker Panel Topics

Discussion 1:  The Attack

It feels like we’re under siege.  With new scourges of ransom-ware and sophisticated phishing schemes tricking even the most security-aware, are hackers becoming more sophisticated?  Or, has the exponential growth of the attack surface made up of mobile devices, containers and Internet of Everything made it virtually impossible to defend us?

In this provocative discussion, we’ll hear the thoughts of some of the industry’s leading entrepreneurs and expert technologists on how the attack is changing, what security looks like in the era of mobility, the challenge of securing the Internet of Things and finally a perspective on where the security industry has been and where it’s going.

 

Speakers:

Patrick Westerhaus — VP, Enterprise Information Security at Wells Fargo

Kirsten Bay — President and CEO at Cyber adAPT

Steve Orrin — Chief Technologist, Intel Federal at Intel Corporation

Ben Johnson — Co-Founder and CTO at Obsidian Security

 

Discussion 2:  The New Edge

The edge is where the fun is.  In security, it’s the innovators edge where new technologies are being built and brought to market.  Some of this occurs through scrappy startups and some through household-name companies. In this discussion, we’re going to explore the rise of blockchain for finance and security, applications of artificial intelligence and why it’s one of the true innovations in securing systems today, the next-next thing in data analytics and finally insights on the topic of innovation itself.

 

Speakers:

Michael Gronager — CEO at Chainalysis

Ryan Permeh — Chief Scientist and Co-founder at Cylance

Simon Crosby — CTO and Co-founder at Bromium

Deloitte — Speaker to be Announced

 

Discussion 3:  The Mandarins and Consigliores’

The security ecosystem is large. Not all security industry leaders are found in tech companies. One of the crucial drivers of the security industry is the ecosystem made up of investors, technologists, integrators, and financiers. All play a key role in the success of the industry and have a keen sense of history and a gut-feel for the art of the possible.  Join this discussion to hear how new companies are seeded and grown, how new technologies are vetted and integrated into solutions and how and when they are harvested.

 

Speakers:

Mark Hatfield — Founder and General Partner at Ten Eleven Ventures

Tiffanny Gates — President & CEO at Novetta

Russell Workman — Partner, Head of Defense Technologies at AGC Partners

 

Speaker Biographies

 

 

Panel 1 Speaker: The Attack

Kirsten Bay, President & CEO, Cyber adAPT

Kirsten Bay is redefining what it means to be a fearless leader in the technology industry, let alone an accomplished, bilingual, female executive, transforming the cyber security space. As President & CEO of Cyber adAPT, she leverages more than 25 years of experience, leading her team with risk intelligence, information management, and policy expertise across a variety of sectors.

Throughout her career, Bay has been appointed to a congressional committee developing cyber policies, initiatives and recommendations for the intelligence community, developed recommendations in partnership with the Center for North American Studies (CNAS) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for The White House energy policy, collaborated on information studies for MIT-Harvard and several federal agencies, gone before a parliamentary subcommittee on recreating trust in the global economy, presented national security and critical infrastructure concepts at conferences such as Black Hat, Secured Americas, Enterprise Architecture Institute, SC World Congress, & The Eurim Information Management Committee, and has spoken on applied economics and its relationship to both cyber and national security around the world.

Bay is a self-proclaimed ‘serial student’. Her current membership in the Alliance of Chief Executives feeds that perpetual drive to learn and share insight with peers, an inspirational trait she models for her Cyber adAPT team. In previous Executive roles for ISC8, Attensity Group, and iSIGHT Partners, Bay led the companies through corporate restructuring, risk & corporate intelligence product launches, and company turnarounds, respectively.

She holds a BA in English and German from the University of Oregon.

 

 

Panel 2 Speaker: The New Edge

Simon Crosby — CTO and Co-founder at Bromium

Simon Crosby is the co–founder and CTO of Bromium. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of XenSource prior to its acquisition by Citrix. He then served as the CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix. Previously, Simon was a principal engineer at Intel, where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. He was also the founder of CPlane, a network-optimization software vendor. Prior to CPlane, Simon was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. In 2007, Simon was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs.

 

 

Panel 3 Speaker: The Mandarins and Consigliores’

 Tiffanny Gates, President & CEO at Novetta

 Tiffanny Gates is responsible for establishing and guiding Novetta’s corporate strategy as well as overall performance.

 Prior to Novetta, Tiffanny was the Vice President for Cyber Strategies at Raytheon, Blackbird Technologies. She was responsible for the program performance and development of custom hardware and specialized software development solutions in the Cyber/Cloud-based Advanced Technologies business areas with a specific focus on computer network operations.

 Prior to joining Blackbird, Ms. Gates was the Sr. Vice President, Strategy & Business Development for Mission, Cyber & Technology Solutions (MCTS) Group, a $1 Billion business unit at ManTech International (MTI). In this role, she served as head of Business Development for the fastest growing business sector at ManTech. Ms. Gates came to ManTech International with the successful merger and integration of her company, Emerging Technologies Group (ETG) in August 2008. She served as the President and CEO of ETG for more than five years with a successful track record of growth, recognition in the computer forensics and analysis community and successful coordination of global operations. Ms. Gates holds a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

 

 

Panel 3 Speaker: The Mandarins and Consigliores’ 

Mark Hatfield, Founder and General Partner at Ten Eleven Venture

Mark has led investments in early stage technology companies in a variety of roles since 2003 and has developed a keen passion for security, driven by the size and significance of the problem.

 Most recently Mark was a partner at Fairhaven Capital where he led investments in Cylance, CounterTack, Celtra, and Trust Digital (acquired by McAfee). He also served as a board member of Co3 Systems and Digital Guardian.

 

Panel 1 Speaker: The Attack

Ben Johnson, CTO and Co-Founder Obsidian Security

Ben Johnson is CTO and co-founder of Obsidian Security. Prior to founding Obsidian, he co-founded Carbon Black and most recently served as the company’s chief security strategist. As the company’s original CTO, he led efforts to create the powerful capabilities that helped define the next-generation endpoint security space. Prior to Carbon Black, Ben was an NSA computer scientist and later worked as a cyber engineer in an advanced intrusion operations division for the intelligence community and DoD.

Ben has extensive experience building complex systems for environments where speed and reliability are paramount. His background also includes a great deal of technical “agility,” having worked on advanced operational teams supporting U.S. national security missions, writing complex calculation engines for the financial sector, and building technology companies from the ground up.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. Ben also taught “Entrepreneurship in Technology” as part of the Master’s Program in Computer Science at the University of Chicago in 2016 and 2017.

 

 

Panel 1 Speaker: The Attack

Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist, Intel Federal at Intel Corporation

Steve Orrin is Chief Technologist for Intel Corp’s Federal Division and is responsible for Cyber Security and Cloud Strategy, Federal Solution Architectures and Engagements. Steve has held architectural leadership positions at Intel where he has led strategy and projects on Identity, Anti-malware, HTML5 Security, Cloud and Virtualization Security, and is the creator of Trusted Compute Pools Secure Cloud Architecture and co-author of NIST’s IR-7904 “Trusted Geo-Location in the Cloud”.

Steve was previously CSO for Sarvega, CTO of Sanctum, CTO and co-founder of LockStar, and CTO at SynData Technologies. Steve is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on enterprise security and was named one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTO’s of 2004 and, in 2016, received Executive Mosaic’s Top CTO Executives Award. He is a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies and a Guest Researcher at the NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Steve is a member of INSA, ISACA, OASIS, IACR, and is the Vice-Chair of the NSITC/IDESG Security Committee.

 

 

Panel 2 Speaker: The New Edge

Ryan Permeh — Chief Scientist and Co-founder at Cylance

Mr. Ryan Permeh is the Co-founder of Cylance Inc. and serves as its Chief Scientist. Mr. Permeh leads the research and threat intelligence teams digging into the hacker mindset to uncover emerging attack and defense methods. Prior to co-founding Cylance, Mr. Permeh served as the Chief Scientist at McAfee. He worked with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer to envision how to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow. In addition, he led innovation efforts through advanced technology exchange with Intel. Along with Stuart McClure, Mr. Permeh built TRACE, McAfee’s elite security research team. He has been in security for over 20 years and has served as Chief Scientist at McAfee and a founding software engineer at eEye Digital Security.  He has published many papers and presentations at a variety of security conferences, as well as being granted 5 patents in the areas of information security.

 

 

Panel 3: The Mandarins and Consigliores

Russell Workman — Partner, Head of Defense Technologies at AGC Partners

Russ is a Partner in the investment banking group at AGC Partners focused on IT security and defense technologies. Before joining AGC, Russ began his investment banking career in the technology banking group at Jefferies & Co. and has advised on more than 50 completed strategic advisory and capital raising assignments. Before banking, Russ was a US Air Force officer managing the acquisition of intelligence and information warfare systems for the Intelligence Community, and performed cyber vulnerability assessments of Air Force electronic systems. Russ earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, an M.S. in Operations Research from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Operations Research from the US Air Force Academy.

 

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