James Arden “Jamie” Barnett, Jr., Rear Admiral USN (Ret.) became a partner this year in the law firm of Venable LLP and Co-Chair of Telecom, working in the firm’s cybersecurity practice. Jamie was previously the Senior Vice President for National Security Policy for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a science and technology policy think tank in the Washington, D.C. area.
Rear Admiral Barnett completed a nearly 3 year tour as the Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau in April, 2012. He was responsible for overseeing FCC activities pertaining to public safety, homeland security, emergency management and disaster preparedness. Under his leadership, the Bureau proposed major initiatives for Next Generation 9-1-1. He worked actively on a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network for first responders, including a rulemaking that designated the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for that network. He established the Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division in his bureau and led the Commission’s team in developing policy to fight botnets and improve the security of Internet routing and the Domain Name System. He proposed the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, which occurred on November 9, 2011.
Jamie spent 32 years in the Navy and Navy Reserve. Upon being promoted to Rear Admiral, he served in the Pentagon as the Director of Naval Education and Training. His last assignment in the Navy was Deputy Commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command in Little Creek, Virginia.
Robert Chefitz is a 32 year veteran of the private equity industry, and has built an investment track record with superior returns by leading and participating in numerous early stage investments and leveraged buyouts. He has specialized in security industry investments since 1990. In 2007, Mr. Chefitz founded Egis Capital Partners to capitalize on his deep security industry investment expertise.
Mr. Chefitz began his career with Golder Thoma Cressey. After Golder Thoma Cressey, he joined Apax Partners where he focused on the security industry. During his 15 year tenure at Apax, Mr. Chefitz served as a General Partner in nine funds representing over $2 billion of capital, and led numerous key security deals including Protection One, Casi Rusco, CML, and Regent Lighting.
After his tenure at Apax, Mr. Chefitz launched the NJTC Venture Fund, focused on making investments in early stage technology companies. He made a number of successful personal venture investments, including theLadders.com, an online employment marketplace with revenues currently in excess of $80 million.
Mr. Chefitz holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Northwestern University. He is an active board member of FreightWatch International, Alarm.com, Achieve3000, theLadders.com, and iLevel Solutions, where he serves as Chairman.
Ms. Hemmerly is Executive Director and President of the UMBC Research Park Corporation and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She is responsible for overseeing a 525,000 SF high technology research and technology park (bwtech@UMBC) which includes three incubators, an accelerator and research park, and two technology commercialization programs (ACTiVATE and INNoVATE). bwtech@UMBC currently has 95 tenants (including 40 cybersecurity/IT, 30 life science and 10 clean energy companies) and provides entrepreneurial services to over 100 companies. bwtech@UMBC companies have access to faculty research collaborations, student workers, specialized technology training programs, and a full range of business services including access to experienced entrepreneurs and funding.
Prior to joining UMBC, Ms. Hemmerly was Vice President at the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) serving as its Senior Lender and Director of the Enterprise Development Fund, the City’s venture capital fund. Before joining BDC, Ms. Hemmerly was an Associate with K.S. Sweet Associates, a real estate advisory and development firm, and TDH, a venture capital firm.
Edwin M. Jaehne joined KEYW Corporation in June 2009 as the Chief Strategy Officer. As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Jaehne is focused on innovation and the strategic growth of KEYW, expanding on existing technology and capabilities, and in communicating KEYW’s strategy, capabilities, and value to all stakeholders.
Prior to joining KEYW, Mr. Jaehne served as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Essex Corporation, from 2003 - 2009. He is a veteran entrepreneur with over 20 years of international experience as an executive of cyber security companies. From 2000 until 2003 he operated a consulting sole proprietorship providing services to clients, including Essex. From 1996 until 2000 he served as either President or Chief Operating Officer of several cyber security technology companies, where he led several successful mergers and acquisitions. He started his first company, Jaehne Associates, LTD (a cyber security consultancy), in 1983, which he sold in 1988 to ManTech International, Inc. From 1988 until 1996, he served as President of ManTech Strategic Associates, Ltd. In 1975 he earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees (Physics and Russian) from the University of Utah.
Mr. Liscouski is CEO and co-founder of Axio Global LLC, an innovative enterprise cyber risk management firm focused on protecting and preserving the value of companies who are essential to our global economy by providing complete cyber risk mitigation and transfer solutions. Mr. Liscouski is a proven security professional and entrepreneur with over 30 years of senior level security operational and company leadership experience.
Mr. Liscouski was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2003 and served in that position until 2005.
Douglas is the Co-Fouder and CEO of Global Security Finance, which he founded in 2005. Global Security Finance (www.globalsecurityfinance.com), the online daily business news and financial data service, is the leading independent source of information about the cyber, physical and identity security and defense sectors. Global Security Finance also offers customized research and senior-level networking events including HSFF and CSFF.
Prior to founding the company, Douglas worked in corporate finance and private equity for over 12 years in London, New York and Paris at HSBC Investment Bank, Montagu Private Equity, and Close Brothers Corporate Finance. His last position before the establishment of VB/Research was as Head of European Investment Banking at WR Hambrecht + Co. in New York.
Douglas is a regular panelist and speaker in North America and Europe in the Global Security sector and contributor to publications including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. Douglas is a modern history graduate from Exeter University. He also holds a corporate finance diploma (MSI) from the Securities & Investment Institute.
Zac graduated from Penn State in 2010 and, after working as a securities specialist at SEI Investments, founded his first company, A-1 Line Painting. From this brick-and-mortar startup, Zac began working on aspects of the web. After some entrepreneurial ventures, Zac joined DuckDuckGo in 2012 and has since focused mainly on strategy, marketing, brand positioning, user acquisition, search relevance, and privacy initiatives.
Zac also sits on the board of directors at Philadelphia non-profit Spells Writing Lab.
Tony W. Sager is the Director of Programs of the Council. Tony spent 35 years in federal service, 34 of which were dedicated to cryptography and cybersecurity with the National Security Agency. During his extended government career with the NSA, Mr. Sager headed the Systems and Network Attack Center, oversaw all Red and Blue Team projects, established and led security product evaluation teams, helped guide the agency's top talent development programs, served as the founding chief of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group (comprised of 700 of the NSA's top technical cybersecurity specialists serving the defensive mission), and was the Chief Operating Officer for the Information Assurance Directorate. Tony also led the release of NSA security guidance to the public starting in 2001, and greatly expanded NSA’s role in the development of open standards for security.
Dr. Christopher Soghoian is the Principal Technologist and a Senior Policy Analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project.
Soghoian completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2012, which focused on the role that third party service providers play in facilitating law enforcement surveillance of their customers. His research has appeared in publications including the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and been cited by several federal courts, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Between 2009 and 2010, he was the first ever in-house technologist at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he worked on investigations of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Netflix. Prior to joining the FTC, he co-created the Do Not Track privacy anti-tracking mechanism now adopted by all of the major web browsers.
Scott Tousley is the Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Division, a part of the DHS Science & Technology organization. He helps lead and manage a 25-person office and $45+ billion annual research portfolio focused on all aspects of cyber security, part of an interagency team that includes the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Security Agency, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Scott served 20 years as an Army officer in the Corps of Engineers, many of these years in interagency positions, including the head of a Watch/Warning Unit in the FBI as part of the National Infrastructure Protection Center, part of the Clinton Administration’s early engagement with national cyber security challenges. His experience also includes managing the operations security team for a large national Internet Service Provider, principal with a technology start-up company in the private sector, and program manager for MITRE support to the DHS National Cybersecurity Division.
Joel Brenner served as the inspector general of the National Security Agency law from 2002 to 2006, when he was named the national counterintelligence executive (2006-2009), in charge of coordinating counterintelligence across the federal government under the Director of National Intelligence. From 2009 t0 2010 Joel served as NSA's senior counsel. He is the author of America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare, just published in paperback as Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World. Joel is the principal of Joel Brenner LLC, a law and consulting practice in Washington, DC, devoted to national security issues including export controls and cross-border transactions. He blogs on these topics at http://joelbrenner.com.
Maria Horton founded EmeSec in 2003 on the principles that security must be ensured and managed, and evolve as new technologies, threats and situations emerge.
Ms. Horton served two decades in the U.S. Navy, where she rose to the rank of Commander. Her last assignment was CIO for the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) where she saw first-hand the requirements and implications for security and emergency management during 9/11 attacks. She initiated and directed the growth of e-health applications and an information security culture for the NNMC.
Ms. Horton combines passion for information security and her enthusiasm for good business. She has hands-on experience with creating a new business through networking, teaming with other small businesses and communicating the strengths and creditability of her small business to other larger companies and government leaders.
Ms. Horton is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, sharing best practices and thought leadership on the next generation of cyber, cloud, and mobile technologies.
Amélie is the current Senior Editor of Global Security Finance, having joined in 2011. She is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day running of the publication, most notably coordinating interviews with key security sector players and identifying market trends.
Prior to this current role, Amélie managed a legal publication focused on intellectual property and data protection news, also in London.
She previously trained as a lawyer, and holds an LLM in Intellectual Property and Competition Law from the London School of Economics, as well as a Masters in Corporate and EU law from a French university.
Andrew Lee brings to ESET a unique blend of corporate and security expertise. Having served as Chief Research Officer at ESET from 2004 to 2008, Lee was responsible for building ESET's reputation as a world-class research organization. Prior to accepting the role of CEO at ESET in January of 2011, Lee served as Chief Technology Officer for K7 Computing, an antivirus software and Internet security company, where he was responsible for all aspects of K7's technology, leading acquisitions and bringing new products to the market.
Mr. Lee is a founding member of several of the most respected organizations, such as AVIEN and AMTSO, international non-profit associations that focus on addressing the global need for improvement in the objectivity, quality and relevance of anti-malware testing methodologies. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, ISC2 Seminars, AVAR, Virus Bulletin and EICAR, Mr. Lee is a widely published author of articles on antivirus and security and co-authored the "AVIEN Malware Defense Guide" with current ESET researcher David Harley. Andrew Lee holds an MSc degree in Computer Security from the University of Liverpool.
Before co-founding Silobreaker, Mansson spent 15 years in banking and financial services. He was a Vice-President at Salomon Brothers in London and Managing Director of AIG Financial Products in London. His entry into technology, other than that as user, was in 2000 when he took on the role of acting CEO for an early stage technology venture originated and owned by the Boston Consulting Group and OMX in Stockholm. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Catherine Pugh is a successful businesswoman, an effective legislator, and longstanding community leader. From a young age, Catherine possessed a strong work ethic and a passion for community service. One of seven children, born in Norristown and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Catherine was the first in her family to attend college.
A small business owner, Catherine is the President and CEO of C.E. Pugh & Company, a public relations consulting firm.
Lou has always been a paranoia stunt double, worrying about privacy and security issues so that others wouldn't have to. He comes to Silent Circle from the academic world, where he handled network security monitoring for a large, complex university network. Over the last two decades, he's also done security consulting and advocacy, helping privacy-minded people to practice good information hygiene on the internet.
Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D. is a Major in the U.S. Army and a computer scientist who actively conducts research in the areas of cyber-warfare, cyber-security, artificial intelligence, and social networks. Most recently, he has authored the new book Introduction to Cyber-Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach with his colleagues. This new book provides a detailed account of various case studies of cyber-warfare exploring military, policy, social, and technical/information assurance details of each case. Previously, Paulo served two combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at West Point where he teaches classes on computer science and information technology. Paulo has written over twenty papers published in scientific and military journals and has been featured in The Economist, WIRED, Nature, and Popular Science.
Venkatramana Subrahmanian is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Center for Digital International Government (CDIG), and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics (LCCD) at the University of Maryland. From 2004 to 2010, he was Director of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) at the University of Maryland. His research is at the intersection of databases, artificial intelligence, and optimization methods with applications to tracking, monitoring and forecasting behaviors of terrorist groups, socio-cultural groups, global health care, and other areas relevant to most human beings.
Mr. White, based in San Francisco, leads the global advisory services business for The Chertoff Group. In this capacity, Mr. White works with a wide range of clients that are seeking a new strategic direction to achieve growth objectives in government and critical infrastructure markets. He also leads the San Francisco office, where the primary focus is on cyber security and innovative technology. In this role, Mr. White works with large and small technology companies and equity investors that are looking to bring innovative products and services to the market.
Mr. White joined The Chertoff Group from Lockheed Martin, where he was a Senior Manager in the Electronics System business. In this role, Mr. White led a $50M international and domestic business development and strategy team and assisted in coordinating homeland security business across Lockheed Martin.
Mr. Bailey possesses over 25 years of strategy, transaction advisory and capital raising experience, having been directly involved with in excess of $100 billion of advisory assignments and having executed over $50 billion of financings for numerous growth, middle market and large cap clients, across a broad array of sectors and geographies.
Since 2012, Mr. Bailey has led Pickwick Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank as well as serving as a Managing Director and Partner of Secure Strategy Group, a SecDef-oriented consulting firm. Previously, Mr. Bailey led Macquarie’s US Aerospace, Defense, Security & Safety and CleanTech advisory practices. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and founder of Giuliani Capital Advisors’ Security & Defense Group. While at Jefferies & Company, from 2004 through 2006, Mr. Bailey co-founded the General Industrials Group. Earlier, he was a generalist officer in Citigroup’s (legacy Salomon Brothers) Industrial group; in cross-border M&A at BZW and an M&A associate at HLHZ.
Mr. Bailey is a veteran of the U.S. Army; a corporate and philanthropic board member; a volunteer youth lacrosse coach; a private events sous chef; and resides in New York City.
Lisa Brown is President of Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (RTCS). She was previously Chief Financial Officer of Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) prior to its acquisition by Raytheon. Ms. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant with a master’s degree in business administration and more than 18 years of finance and accounting experience.
Before joining TCS in 2003, Ms. Brown served as VP of finance with Realeum Inc., a privately held enterprise software development company specializing in the real estate industry. Prior to her tenure at Realeum, Ms. Brown held positions with publicly traded companies; as assistant controller for Value America (NASDAQ: VUSA), an Internet retailer specializing in electronics and business products; and as corporate controller for Calico Commerce (NASDAQ: CLIC), a international software company specializing in sales configuration software. Prior to joining Value America, Ms. Brown gained public accounting experience with Ernst & Young, as well as a regional accounting firm.
Michael DuBose is a Managing Director and Cyber Investigations Practice Leader with Kroll Advisory Solutions. Michael and the Cyber Investigations team provides comprehensive investigative services for digital forensics, data breach response, and complex cyber crimes.
Prior to joining Kroll, Michael served as Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), where he supervised 40 federal prosecutors and managed some of the largest investigations and prosecutions ever brought in the U.S. involving computer network intrusions. Michael previously was Senior Counsel for Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Treasury, and also served for more than seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maine.
Michael received numerous commendations and awards over the course of his career at the DOJ. He is a two-time winner of the Department of Justice Director’s Award, a three-time winner of Assistant Attorney General Awards for combating online crime and copyright piracy, and in 2011 he received the Criminal
Division’s highest award – the Henry E. Peterson Memorial Award. In addition, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center for nearly a decade, and has written or been interviewed for a wide variety of publications on prosecuting computer crime and the criminal enforcement of intellectual property laws.
Kevin has worked for GCHQ for over twenty years in a variety of roles, in Operations and most recently in Information Assurance, where he now specialises.
Kevin was part of the original CESG Customer Account Management team, set up in 2002, with specific responsibility for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice customers. In 2006 he joined the Consultancy Service team and worked extensively with intelligence community and civil government customers to help implement major new ICT systems. In 2008 Kevin completed a two month secondment with the Serious & Organised Crime Agency, to help them deal with the implications of the personal data handling crisis which had engulfed the UK Government. Promoted to Grade 7 in 2008, Kevin carried out a seven month study into how GCHQ engaged with the UK Local Government community, in order to improve IA in that particular sector. In 2009 he was selected to represent CESG within the UK Liaison Team at NSA in late 2009.
Kevin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a full and founding member of the (UK) Institute of Information Security Professionals (M.Inst.ISP).
John Jolly, Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ Cyber Systems Division, is a twenty-five year veteran of the U.S. Department of Defense and the defense industry.
Mr. Jolly leads an organization that provides best-in-breed systems integration, development engineering and support, cyber situational awareness, digital forensics, and cyber analytics to the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Department of Homeland Security and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Jolly is a member of the AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter Board of Directors. He is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Board of Directors and its Cyber Security Council. Mr. Jolly holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Computer and Information Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County, a master’s degree in Program and Organization Management from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s in Business Administration with honors from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
Val Rahmani, CEO of Damballa, has over 25 years of customer-driven business and technical leadership. Val served as General Manager of IBM's Internet Security Systems (ISS) division after IBM's $1.3 billion acquisition of the company. At ISS, she was responsible for the strategic direction, growth and integration of all ISS products, services and research into IBM's overall security offerings. Prior to ISS, Val held several general management roles within IBM, including multi-billion dollar hardware, software and services businesses. Her IBM experience includes UNIX, mainframe, telco, utilities, global wireless and media markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She also ran a strategy unit, where she focused on emerging markets, global alliances and services business models.
Val was born in the United Kingdom and first came to the United States as Executive Assistant to Lou Gerstner, soon after he became Chairman and CEO of IBM. Val is an accomplished speaker, keynoting security industry events such the RSA conference in 2008. Val holds an MA and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University in England, and is a member of the British aerobatics team.
Lucantonio N. Salvi is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. and Brussels offices. He is also the Co-Chair of the International Practice Committee and the Aerospace & Defense M&A Task Force, and the past head of the Private Equity Team at the Firm.
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Mr. Salvi practices in the areas of corporate law, corporate finance, securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He has developed extensive expertise in acquisition and financing transactions on behalf of private equity firms and other leveraged buy-out sponsors, as well as firms in aerospace, defense, healthcare, communications, luxury goods, candy and retail industries. Mr. Salvi has represented both public and private sector clients in the United States and abroad, with a practice specialization that includes cross-border transactions (particularly involving Italian and other European companies). He divides his time between Brussels and the U.S. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Salvi spent seven years with Latham & Watkins LLP and three years with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Legal 500 US (2011) and Chambers USA (2011 and 2012) identify Mr. Salvi as a leading lawyer for mergers and acquisitions.
Ralph Taylor-Smith is a Partner of Battelle Ventures, a technology-focused private equity investment firm managing $260 million. He was educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Princeton University. Prior to his venture capital career, Ralph gained significant experience working in investment banking, technology R&D and business development. He worked previously as an Investment Banker on Wall Street in New York at GoldmanSachs and JPMorgan. Earlier, Ralph worked as a Senior Research Scientist and Engineer at Bell Labs and as a Business Development Manager at Lucent Technologies. At Battelle Ventures, Ralph heads the Washington DC office and he represents Battelle on the Board of Directors of ComosID Inc, GridQuant Inc, Rajant Corp and RemoteReality Inc.
Bob has an extensive background in the wireless industry. He holds 67 granted patents with over 40 additional non-provisional patents pending in wireless, GPS, networking and location technology. He is also a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for DoD on Mobile Phones and Cyber Warfare.
Since founding the company in October 2007, Bob has been the CEO of Dispersive Networks, Inc., a Georgia company that is pursuing secure networking and dispersive computing platform. From November 2001, Bob was founder, CTO and consultant of TeraHop Networks, a Delaware company that pursued container tracking and first responder technology. Prior to that, Bob was Chairman and CTO of Intransit Networks, Inc., a Washington startup that pursued inventory tracking and control technology.
Prior to Intransit Networks, Bob was at Nokia, where he served as Value Added Services Manager, CDMA Markets, and was responsible for strategy and implementation of location based services.
Bob has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering with a Master's Thesis involving DSP, Neural Networks and Voice Recognition.
Charles (Chuck) Brooks is President of Brooks Consulting International, a specialized government relations & business development firm. He has senior executive management experience in public & private companies (SRA, Keane, Rapiscan) and with the federal government. He served as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for advocacy for the Directorate with Capitol Hill. Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). He also spent 6 years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to Senator Arlen Specter where he covered national security, defence, foreign affairs, and business & technology issues.
Chuck has an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, a certificate in International Law for the Hague academy of International Law, and a B.A. in political Science from DePauw University.
Jay M. Cohen is a native of New York. He was commissioned in 1968 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy. His early Navy assignments included service on conventional and nuclear submarines. From 1985 to 1988 Cohen commanded USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) and from 1991 to 1993, he commanded the submarine tender USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36). Cohen was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in October 1997.
In June 2000, Cohen was promoted in rank and became the 20th Chief of Naval Research. Responsible for the $2B+/year Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology (S&T) Program, Cohen coordinated investments with other U.S. and international S&T providers to rapidly meet war fighter combat needs.
Cohen was sworn in as Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security on August 10, 2006. Since leaving government, Rear Admiral Cohen is now a principal in The Chertoff Group, serves on numerous corporate boards and as CEO of JayMCohen LLC as an independent consultant.
David Fastabend is the Vice President of Advanced Information Systems at ITT Exelis. ITT Exelis is a diversified, global aerospace, defense and information solutions company.
Mr. Fastabend is responsible for all aspects of the Advanced Information Systems business. In this capacity he leads the information and cyber solutions strategy to enhance national security by providing information-enabled solutions for federal customers across DoD, intelligence, and civil agencies.
Prior to joining Exelis, Mr. Fastabend held a number of leadership positions within the United States Army. Mr. Fastabend holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences degree from the Command and General Staff College, a Master of Science in structural dynamics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy. He is a published author and a registered professional engineer in the State of Virginia.
Lance J. Hoffman is Distinguished Research Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute at The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D. C., and the author or editor of numerous articles and five books on computer security and privacy. He directs the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department, and National Science Foundation computer security “Cyber Corps” scholarship programs at GW.
Professor Hoffman developed the first regularly offered course on computer security at the University of California, Berkeley in 1970 after serving on the Advisory Committee to the California Assembly Committee on Statewide Information Policy. A Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, Dr. Hoffman institutionalized the ACM Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in 1992, and has served on a number of Advisory Committees including those of Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and IBM.
Dr. Hoffman received his B. S. in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and his M. S. and Ph. D. from Stanford University in computer science.
Russell Leighton is a Principal Engineer at White Oak Technologies, a Novetta Solutions company.
Mr. Leighton leads the cyber analytics program at White Oak Technologies. He has spent the last four years developing scalable technology to analyze network traffic for CND, CNE, and CNA. Mr. Leighton's 25 year career has been focused in the areas of high performance computing, analytics and statistical pattern recognition.
In 1982 Bradley Rotter became a pioneer in the now burgeoning asset class called Hedge Funds and was the first investor in scores of money management boutiques. Bradley has been a pathfinder in a plethora of alternative asset classes around the globe, which span from oil tankers to satellites.
Rotter focuses his energy and capital where he can make an impact. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of AirPatrol Corporation which is a sizzling wireless security firm that is protecting our nation’s most secure facilities. AirPatrol is pioneering what could be a new category they call “cognitive mobility”. Bradley also serves on numerous private and public company Boards of Directors. Brad completed his undergraduate education at West Point and received his MBA from University of Chicago and is based in San Francisco.
Bradley Schreiber is the Vice President of Washington Operations for the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security (“Foundation”). The Foundation works with the public, private and academic sectors to develop and commercialize first responder-driven products and technologies. Mr. Schreiber works closely with Federal, state and local homeland security decision makers and first responders, Congress, the White House, the Departments of Justice, Defense and Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community and private industry.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Schreiber served as a senior advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Schreiber is a licensed attorney who graduated from New York Law School in 2001. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of New Jersey. In 2011, Mr. Schreiber was elected as Vice Chairman of the National Defense Industry Association’s Homeland Security Division.