Speakers

Simon Crosby - Keynote

Bromium

Founder and CTO

Simon Crosby - Keynote

Biography 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...

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Dan Geer - Keynote

In-Q-Tel

CISO

Dan Geer - Keynote

Biography Dan Geer is currently the CISO for In-Q- Tel, a not-for- profit investment firm that works to invest in technology that supports the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the...

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Rick Howard - Keynote

Palo Alto Networks

CSO

Rick Howard - Keynote

Biography Rick Howard is the chief security officer (CSO) for Palo Alto Networks, where he oversees the company’s internal security program, leads the Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence Team...

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Shelley Westman - Keynote

IBM

Vice President, Operations & Strategic Integration Initiatives

Shelley Westman - Keynote

Biography Shelley Westman is currently Vice President, Operations; Strategic Integration Initiatives, IBM Security. Shelley focuses on overall operations as well as key projects and strategic...

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Cassio Goldschmidt

Stroz Friedberg

Vice President-Security Science Practise

Cassio Goldschmidt

Biography  As Vice President in Stroz Friedberg’s Security Science Practice, Cassio Goldschmidt leads engagements that help clients proactively identify, validate and prioritize information and...

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Andrew Wicker

Microsoft

Machine Learning Engineer

Andrew Wicker

Biography Andrew Wicker is a Machine Learning Engineer in the Security Division at Microsoft.  His work focuses on researching and developing machine learning solutions to protect identities in...

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Anthony Braddy

Veracode

Senior Principal Security Program Manager

Anthony Braddy

Biography Anthony Braddy is a highly competent and effective business/management professional and advocate for diversity in technology with close to 20 years experience in the Information Technology...

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Damien McCall

Wells Fargo

Vendor Application Security Testing Program Engagement Manager

Damien McCall

Biography Wells Fargo VAST Program Engagement Manager, Damien McCall, oversees the externally hosted Third Party Service Provided code review process. His responsibilities include managing the...

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Dan Cornell

Denim Group

Principal of Denim Group, Ltd.

Dan Cornell

Biography A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing, and securing web-based software systems. As Chief Technology...

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Edson Sierra

Duke Energy

IT Security Analyst

Edson Sierra

Biography Edson joined Duke Energy's Cyber Threat Monitoring team shortly after obtaining a Computer Science degree from UNCC. He has been a key contributor to the many projects of the CSOC. Edson...

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Guillermo Taibo

Duke Energy

IT Security Analyst

Guillermo Taibo

Biography Guillermo is a recent UNC Charlotte alumni. He graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science with a focus in Cyber Security.  Guillermo is enrolled in the IT Associate Cyber Security...

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Igor Matlin

Checkmarx

Senior Solutions Architect

Igor Matlin

Biography Igor has over 19 years of technical experience in high-tech companies as a software engineer and technical lead. Prior to joining Checkmarx as their Senior Solutions Architect, Igor worked...

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Jack Freund

TIAA

Senior Manager | Cyber Risk and Controls

Jack Freund

Biography Dr. Jack Freund has worked in technology and risk for 18 years where he has specialized in cyber risk. Jack's book on quantifying risk, Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR...

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James Peterman

Oracle Communications

Director, Product Security

James Peterman

Biography Jim Peterman is Director of Product Security at Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit.  In this role, Jim is responsible for helping product teams meet the industry’s stringent...

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John Melton

NetSuite

Principal Product Security Engineer

John Melton

Biography John is currently a principal product security engineer at NetSuite. His previous positions have been focused on secure software engineering, in the technology,...

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Micah Williams

Oracle Communications

Senior Software Security Engineer

Micah Williams

Biography Micah Williams is a Senior Software Security Engineer at Oracle.  He has over 16 years of experience in software development and testing in the data networking and telecommunications...

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Richard Sheinis

Hall Booth Smith

Partner in the Charlotte Office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

Richard Sheinis

Biography Richard Sheinis is a partner in the Charlotte office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C., a full service law firm. Mr. Sheinis is certified as a privacy professional (CIPP-US) by the...

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Ryan Kazanciyan

Tanium

Chief Security Architect

Ryan Kazanciyan

Biography Ryan Kazanciyan is the Chief Security Architect for Tanium, and has thirteen years of experience in incident response, forensic analysis, and security assessments. Ryan leads Tanium’s...

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Tom Pore

Plixer

Director of IT & Services

Tom Pore

Biography Thomas Pore is the Director of IT and Field Engineering at Plixer. He developed and leads the Malware Incident Response and Advanced NetFlow Training programs, which are being offered in...

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Tony Ucedavelez

Versprite

Tony Ucedavelez, Founder and CEO

Tony Ucedavelez

Biography Tony is the founder and CEO of VerSprite - a global security consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. He is also the author of Wiley's Risk Centric Threat Modeling, a book based upon a...

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Christopher Houser

Wells Fargo Corporation

SVP, Cyber Threat Intelligence

Christopher Houser

Biography Christopher Houser is a technology executive with over 22 years working in the technology industry and over 17 years of experience providing leadership over various security teams in the...

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Sam Phillips

Samsung Business Services

VP, GM, CISO

Sam Phillips

Biography Sam Phillips is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Samsung Business, responsible for building security support services for Samsung customers and building out...

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Ehab Al-Shaer

University of Charlotte at North Carolina

Professor and Director of Cyber Defense and Network Assurability Center (CyberDNA)

Ehab Al-Shaer

Biography Ehab Al-Shaer is a Professor and the Director of the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center in the School of Computing and Informatics at ...

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Roger Callahan

Information Assurance Advisory, LLC

Managing Director

Roger Callahan

Biography Roger Callahan has over 45 years of prior experience spanning executive management and engineering responsibilities within both the National Security community and the Financial Services...

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Tim Bhatt

Ally Financial

Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Bhatt

Biography Tim Bhatt is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Ally Financial where he is responsible for the strategy, execution, and operations for Information Security, IT Risk...

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