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  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024
    10:30 am
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    10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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    Your opportunity to visit our solution vendor partners, whose sponsorship makes SecureWorld possible! Booths have staff ready to answer your questions. Look for participating Dash For Prizes sponsors to be entered to win prizes.

    11:00 am
    [Opening Keynote] Navigating the Future: Privacy and Cybersecurity Challenges in the Era of Smart Medical Devices
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    CEO, The Privacy Professor; CEO, Privacy & Security Brainiacs
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    11:00 am - 11:45 am

    In recent years, the healthcare landscape has witnessed a transformative wave with the advent of smart pills and ingestible medical devices. These innovations promise revolutionary advancements in diagnostics, treatment, and patient care. However, as we venture into this realm of enhanced medical technologies, a critical conversation emerges around the privacy and cybersecurity implications inherent in these devices.

    This session aims to explore the multifaceted challenges surrounding privacy and cybersecurity in the era of smart pills and ingestible medical devices. Rebecca will delve into the intricacies of data collection, transmission, and storage within these technologies, examining the potential vulnerabilities and privacy concerns that arise as patients become interconnected with their healthcare providers.

    Key topics to be addressed include the secure transmission of sensitive medical data, the role of encryption in safeguarding patient privacy, and the ethical considerations of balancing healthcare advancements with individual data protection. Real-world case studies will be presented, illustrating both the potential benefits and risks associated with smart pills and ingestible medical devices.

    Attendees will gain valuable insights into best practices for implementing robust cybersecurity measures, ensuring patient confidentiality, and navigating the evolving regulatory landscape. This session aims to empower healthcare professionals, technology developers, and policymakers with the knowledge needed to strike a balance between innovation and the protection of patient privacy in the dynamic landscape of smart medical technologies. Join us for an engaging discussion that paves the way for a secure and ethical future in connected healthcare.

    11:45 am
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    11:45 am - 12:00 pm
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    12:00 pm
    Insider Threat Actors & Artificial Intelligence
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    Sr. Director, Cyber Security, Acumatica, Inc.
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    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Threat methods and controls utilized for the corporate workforce that now expands beyond the office building and into remote locations is not as comprehensive and effective for those who are typically in the office. The intent of employees may not be malicious but rather inherent to poor practices; however, there are those who happen to begin unintentional but gradually become the intentional insider threat.

    This presentation is designed to help individuals identify how seemingly “innocent” activity can make them an insider threat, and how to identify behavioral elements utilizing a number of security solutions. Through live demonstrations, we will show how “everyday activities” can result in higher risk to the company.

    Objectives:

    • Learn the methodologies utilized by individuals within the organization that would be considered insider threat activity.
    • Learn how to identify system and user-based behavioral indicators.
    • Learn which existing or enhanced security layer can provide insider threat profile data.

    Take-Aways:

    • How to identify business processes which can contribute to intentional or unintentional insider threats.
    • Enhance procedures required to identify insider threat exposures.
    • Enhance awareness training to include additional methods of insider threat.
    • Enhance existing physical and digital security layers to better identify specific insider threat activity.
    12:00 pm
    [Fireside Chat] The Future of Executive Leadership in Security
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    Global BISO & Director of Business Partnership, Cardinal Health
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    CISO, Health Care Service Corporation
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    System Director, IT Security Operations, Main Line Health
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    12:00 pm - 12:30 am

    Join this discussion as our group of CISOs and senior leaders discuss AI, staffing, disruptive technologies, legal challenges, are more!

    12:45 pm
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    12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

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    1:00 pm
    Ransomware 2.0: Unmasking the Cyber Extortion Era
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    Analyst, Security Incident Response III, BJC HealthCare
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    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    In this talk, we will embark on a journey into the heart of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, where the emergence of “Ransomware 2.0” marks a significant paradigm shift in cyber threats.

    Key take-away: The shift from ransomware to extortion tactics

    1:00 pm
    Cybersecurity Strategies for Safeguarding the Surge in Healthcare Data
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    Partner, Clark Hill PLC
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    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    In an era dominated by the digitization of health records, the internet of medical things, and the relentless rise of artificial intelligence, the proliferation of Protected Health Information (PHI) demands heightened cybersecurity efforts from healthcare providers. A pivotal 2018 whitepaper revealed that the healthcare industry generated a staggering 30% of the world’s data volume that year. Fast forward to 2025, where the compound annual growth rate of healthcare data has surged at an astonishing 36%, outpacing manufacturing by 6%, financial services by 10%, and media & entertainment by 11%. As the custodians of this digital deluge, healthcare practitioners must remain vigilant.

    References: Coughlin et al Internal Medicine Journal article “Looking to tomorrow’s healthcare today: a participatory health perspective”. IDC White Paper, Doc# US44413318, November 2018: The Digitization of the World – From Edge to Core”.

    This presentation not only delves into a spectrum of cybersecurity best practices but also provides crucial insights into crafting an effective Incident Response (IR) plan. As we explore the labyrinth of strengths and weaknesses in cybersecurity measures, we’ll guide you through the essential components your IR plan should encompass. Join us in securing the future of healthcare data while fortifying your practice against the evolving landscape of digital threats.

    1:00 pm
    [Panel] Achieving Continuous Compliance: How to Make IT Work for Your Organization
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    Product Evangelist, Automox
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    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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    1:45 pm
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    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

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    2:00 pm
    Pig Butchering, BEC, and Artificial Intelligence: What the Secret Service Wants You to Know
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    Financial Fraud Investigator, Global Investigative Operations Center, U.S. Secret Service
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    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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    2:00 pm
    Cyber Fatigue Is REAL!
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    Privacy and Cybersecurity Specialist, Author, Speaker, and Strategist
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    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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    2:00 pm
    [Panel] Unveiling the Threat Landscape and Unmasking Digital Villains
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    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

    In the shadows of our digital world, a clandestine battle is waged against our data, systems, and infrastructure. These hidden threats, much like the villains of comic books, lurk in the shadows, seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and disrupt our digital lives. Join us as we delve into the ever-evolving threat landscape, unmasking the villains of the digital realm and exploring their nefarious tactics.

    Our panel of cybersecurity experts unravel the intricate world of cyber threats, shedding light on the latest trends, emerging attack vectors, and the expanding arsenal of malicious tools employed by cyber adversaries. Learn the motivations behind these threats, from profit-driven cybercriminals to state-sponsored actors wielding cyberweapons.

    Our panel provides a comprehensive overview of the current threat landscape.

    2:45 pm
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    2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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    3:00 pm
    Threat Modeling 101: Star Wars Edition
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    Sr. Security Software Engineer, Microsoft
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” Using threat models is like getting the blueprint for the Death Star. They allow you to plan for potential scenarios or ambush attacks from stormtroopers with impossibly bad aim. Understanding the possible risks ensures your entire team will make it out of the garbage compactor and back to the Millennium Falcon.

    These ARE the droids you’re looking for….

    Fellow Rebels will gain an understanding of how to threat model, the risks and rewards, resources, and a demonstration of how to utilize threat modeling using the Death Star as a source!

    3:00 pm
    AI Governance in Healthcare
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    Chapter VP, ISC2 Dallas-Ft. Worth; Adjunct Cybersecurity Professor, Collin College
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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    3:45 pm
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    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

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    4:00 pm
    Cyber Intel Briefing: Healthcare
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    CNN Military Analyst; U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Chairman, Cedric Leighton Associates, LLC
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    Founding Partner, CYFORIX (Former CISO & Sr. Executive at Keurig Dr Pepper, Comcast, HD Supply, and GE)
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    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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    4:00 pm
    [Fireside Chat] Debunking Myths About Cybersecurity Insurance
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    Vice President, Cyber Liability, Woodruff Sawyer
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    CISO, The Anschutz Corporation
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    Adjunct Professor, Baylor School of Law; AVP, Cyber Solutions, Crum & Forster
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    In an era dominated by digital advancements and technological integration, the significance of cybersecurity has become more apparent than ever. As organizations grapple with the escalating threat landscape, the role of cybersecurity insurance has emerged as a critical component in mitigating potential financial losses. However, misconceptions and myths surrounding this specialized insurance are pervasive and can hinder informed decision-making.

    This session aims to debunk prevalent myths surrounding cybersecurity insurance, offering a comprehensive exploration of the nuanced landscape. We will delve into common misconceptions, such as the belief that cybersecurity insurance is a one-size-fits-all solution, the notion that it encourages lax security practices, and the myth that coverage is unnecessary for small to medium-sized enterprises.

    Through insightful discussions and real-world case studies, our expert speakers will unravel the complexities of cybersecurity insurance, shedding light on policy nuances, coverage limitations, and the evolving nature of cyber threats. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the vital role cybersecurity insurance plays in an organization’s risk management strategy and discover practical insights for optimizing their coverage.

    Join us for an engaging session that aims to empower organizations with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding cybersecurity insurance, ultimately fostering a more resilient and secure digital landscape.

Exhibitors
  • Automox
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    Automox tackles one of today’s biggest cybersecurity challenges: misconfigured and out-of-date systems that can easily be exploited. Legacy tools simply cannot remediate known vulnerabilities as efficiently as modern IT demands. Automox is rewriting those rules with a cloud-native endpoint hardening platform that delivers unprecedented speed, simplicity, and automation—whether it is on-prem, in the cloud, or on the move.

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Keynote Speakers
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    Rebecca Herold
    CEO, The Privacy Professor; CEO, Privacy & Security Brainiacs

    Rebecca Herold has more than 30 years of security, privacy, and compliance experience. She is founder of The Privacy Professor Consultancy (2004) and of Privacy & Security Brainiacs SaaS services (2021) and has helped hundreds of clients throughout the years. Rebecca has been a subject matter expert (SME) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a wide range of projects since 2009, including: seven and a half years leading the smart grid privacy standards creation initiative, and co-authoring those informative references and standards; two years being a co-author of and a SME member of the team that created the Privacy Framework (PF) and associated documents; and three years as a SME team member, and co-author of the Internet of Things (IoT) technical and non-technical standards and associated informative references; and performing throughout the years proof of concept (PoC) tests for a variety of technologies, such as field electricity solar inverters, PMU reclosers, and associated sensors. Rebecca has served as an expert witness for cases covering HIPAA, privacy compliance, criminals using IoT devices to track their victims, stolen personal data of retirement housing residents, tracking apps and website users via Meta Pixels and other tracking tech, and social engineering using AI. Rebecca has authored 22 books, and was adjunct professor for nine and a half years for the Norwich University MSISA program. Since early 2018, Rebecca has hosted the Voice America podcast/radio show, Data Security & Privacy with the Privacy Professor. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. www.privacysecuritybrainiacs.com

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    Mike Muscatell
    Sr. Director, Cyber Security, Acumatica, Inc.

    Mike Muscatell is a seasoned IT veteran with more than 21 years in the Information Security field. He is a certified ethical hacker (CEH). Was honored as top 100 professionals in the Information Security field by Strathmore's for 2014. Member of a number of security organizations, including InfraGard and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cyber Committee.

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    Britney Kennedy
    Global BISO & Director of Business Partnership, Cardinal Health

    Britney began the first decade of her security career in the U.S. Army where she managed over 90 teams and traveled to assess the security of international government partners. She oversaw the Information Security Department for AMC Theatres where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the global strategy. She has since transitioned to Cardinal Health, initially leading Cyber Operations and now performing as the Director of Information Security Business Partnerships, providing Business Support, Security Awareness, and Compliance Operations across the Globe. Britney is a certified CISSP, CISM, PMP, SSAP. and holds certifications for CompTIA S+, CCSK, and IT Business Management. She holds a BS in Applied & Discrete Mathematics and an MS in Cybersecurity. Britney was also named an IT Security Power Player by SC Magazine and named as the Security Professional of the Year by ASIS Kansas City Chapter in 2020.

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    Ian Schneller
    CISO, Health Care Service Corporation

    A 20+ year information security veteran, Ian has served in many leadership positions to include CIO/CISO. Ian also led a multi-billion dollar mission charged with developing and operating advanced cyber capabilities for the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence), the DoD Chief Information Officer, and the Secretary of the Air Force. In this role he led high impact global teams and advised the US Congress and Executive Branch, resulting in a coordinated, funded national approach to resolve the highest cyber concerns of Government leadership. In the financial sector, Ian has led strategic capabilities to protect critical infrastructure from cyber-attack.

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    Kevin Werner
    System Director, IT Security Operations, Main Line Health

    Kevin is the System Director of Security Operations at Main Line Health, a mid-sized hospital system in Suburban Philadelphia, where his team oversees all non-GRC aspects of information security. He has more than a decade of information security experience and is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He currently holds a CISSP certification as well as a CIPP/US certification. Kevin went to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, for undergrad with a degree in Philosophy, and attended the Villanova University School of Law.

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    Matthew Maynard
    Analyst, Security Incident Response III, BJC HealthCare

    Matthew Maynard a seasoned cybersecurity professional with a wealth of experience in IT security and incident response. Currently serving as an IT Security Incident Response Analyst at BJC HealthCare, Matthew specializes in monitoring operations, networks, and infrastructure for security issues. His expertise extends to ethical hacking, penetration testing, and providing strategic leadership in various healthcare and corporate settings. With a diverse skill set encompassing CISSP, CASP+, and more, Matthew is dedicated to fortifying digital landscapes against emerging threats.

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    Paul Schmeltzer
    Partner, Clark Hill PLC
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    David van Heerden
    Product Evangelist, Automox
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    Stephen Dougherty
    Financial Fraud Investigator, Global Investigative Operations Center, U.S. Secret Service

    Stephen Dougherty has over a decade of investigative experience. His career as a Financial Fraud Investigator in support of the federal government has played a pivotal role in criminal investigations, surrounding cyber-enabled financial crime, money laundering, human trafficking, identity theft, healthcare fraud, embezzlement, tax/government program fraud, dark web crimes, among others. Stephen’s main area of expertise is combatting money laundering in all its forms. Aside from this, Stephen has been proactive in identifying new and future trends in the world of financial crime. Such trends include the cyber security nexus of financial crimes and its ever-growing relationship in major financial crimes such as Business Email Compromise and the rise of the dark web and the use of virtual currency as a vehicle for facilitation of financial crimes. Stephen has been a leader and a mentor to other investigators teaching them how to uncover fraud internally and externally. Stephen is currently an investigator contracted to the U.S. Secret Service’s Global Investigative Operations Center (GIOC) in Washington D.C.

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    Belinda Enoma, CIPP/US
    Privacy and Cybersecurity Specialist, Author, Speaker, and Strategist

    Belinda Enoma is a privacy and cybersecurity consultant with a legal and technology background. She offers virtual privacy and cybersecurity services including risk mitigation solutions and building privacy programs from scratch. She is a writer, corporate trainer, lifestyle strategist, mentor, and coach to women in the cybersecurity and data protection industry. Her published work includes “Data breach in the travel sector and strategies for risk mitigation,” (Journal of Data Privacy and Protection, Volume 3.4, 2020). Belinda is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and has an LLM from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, New York.

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    Audrey Long
    Sr. Security Software Engineer, Microsoft

    Audrey Long is a Senior Security Software Engineer at Microsoft. She is passionate about making security accessible both to software engineers and as a career for girls in STEM. She holds DoD secret clearance and a Master of Science degree in Cyber Security from Johns Hopkins University.

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    Kimberly KJ Haywood
    Chapter VP, ISC2 Dallas-Ft. Worth; Adjunct Cybersecurity Professor, Collin College

    Ms. Haywood brings a highly diverse skill set to businesses. For more than 17 years, prior to moving into Security, she specialized in Human Resources, Business Development, Risk Strategy, Contracts Management, and Program Audit. Combined with her eight years in Security Governance, Risk & Compliance, she is considered a multi-talented leader, supporting Fortune 500 companies and government organizations in an array of industries (e.g., Healthcare, Education, Financial, Federal, Technology). Ms. Haywood's knowledge and experience of security frameworks, governance standards (such as NIST 800-53, SOC1/2 Type 2, ISO 27001:2013, HIPPA-HITECH, PCI), and risk methodologies have led to her success in program development, management, and audits for companies. This applied skillset has resulted in a savings of more than $1.1 million in potential contract losses. Additionally, she’s designed and developed a Medical Device Cybersecurity program for one of the largest Healthcare organizations in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region of Texas. Ms. Haywood holds a certificate as a Cyber Security Practitioner.

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    Col. Cedric Leighton
    CNN Military Analyst; U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Chairman, Cedric Leighton Associates, LLC

    Cedric Leighton is a CNN Military Analyst and a retired United States Air Force Colonel. On CNN, he has provided incisive commentaries on the Israel-Hamas War, the War in Ukraine, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and numerous other conflicts around the world. His analysis has been seen by millions of viewers around the world and provided much needed context to some of the most pressing national security issues of our time. As a U.S. Air Force officer, Colonel Leighton served at U.S. Special Operations Command, the Joint Staff, and the National Security Agency, where he helped train the nation's cyber warriors. A Middle East combat veteran, he is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Bronze Star. After serving 26 years as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer, Col. Leighton founded a strategic risk consultancy and became the co-founder of CYFORIX, where he advises multinational businesses on developing better cyber strategies designed to reduce risk and unpredictability.

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    VJ Viswanathan
    Founding Partner, CYFORIX (Former CISO & Sr. Executive at Keurig Dr Pepper, Comcast, HD Supply, and GE)

    VJ Viswanathan is a seasoned technology executive recognized and awarded for innovation, business capability transformation, and thoughtful mentorship. Most recently, VJ is the founding partner at CYFORIX, a global cybersecurity research, advisory, and strategic consulting firm delivering solutions to public and private sectors. He also serves as the CEO at TORQE, a specialized advisory firm focused on analytics, automation, and convergent technologies. VJ is the co-host of ELEVATEINTEL, a podcast series at the nexus of technology, social, and defense.

    With more than 25 years of pioneering enterprise technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance & risk management experience, VJ has a detailed track record of designing, implementing, and leading highly successful programs, products, and services at multinational Fortune 100 brands spanning CPG, telecom, media, supply chain, healthcare, and finance segments. As a strategic thought leader, VJ has delivered the first of its kind "Supply Chain Security" & “Omni-channel Risk Management” frameworks. As a published author and featured keynote speaker at global industry events, he approaches disruptive digital paradigms with innovation, creativity, and active collaboration with his key industry peers, researchers, national & international law enforcement, and defense groups.

    VJ is an active mentor at various incubators and accelerators groups, serves as an advisory board member for growth stage companies. As a strategic adviser to VC & PE firms, he specializes in developing market analysis, competitive product road maps, and guides in opportunity mapping. As a board member and subject matter advisor to CEOs and corporate directors, VJ evaluates and audits enterprise technology and cybersecurity programs for veracity and operational effectiveness.

    VJ is passionate about animal rights and giving back to the technology and security industry. He has created a rescue and foster care group for large breed dogs. He is actively engaged with academic institutions and purpose-driven professional groups like Minorities in Cyber Security, where he serves as a board member and chair of mentorship programs to develop the next generation talent through coaching and facilitating scholarships for technology and cybersecurity education.

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    David Anderson
    Vice President, Cyber Liability, Woodruff Sawyer

    David focuses on complex cyber, privacy, technology, and professional liability issues and is a dedicated and fierce advocate for his clients.

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    Sam Masiello
    CISO, The Anschutz Corporation

    Sam Masiello has been working with email, messaging, and fighting internet pollution for over 25 years. Prior to Beckage, he served as the CISO at Gates Corporation, where he was responsible for the company's data security, risk, and global compliance initiatives. Before that, he was CISO at TeleTech, where he oversaw the protection of employee, consumer, and customer data for all of the organization's clients, which included many Fortune 500 companies.

    Sam has also been the Chief Security Officer, Head of Application Security, and Head of Security Research at companies such as Groupon, Return Path, and McAfee. He currently serves as Director-at-Large of The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE), National Advisory Board Member for SecureWorld, and is an Executive Board Member of Colorado Cyber. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the Steering Committee of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), and a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

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    Violet Sullivan
    Adjunct Professor, Baylor School of Law; AVP, Cyber Solutions, Crum & Forster

    Violet Sullivan works with insurance carriers, trade associations, and individual business clients from around the world providing expert guidance on cybersecurity threat management and response. She represents Crum & Forster within the legal, insurance, and risk management channels to develop long-term relationships, recurring revenue, and new business growth. Ms. Sullivan is a licensed attorney in Texas and Pennsylvania and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), with her JD and MBA degrees from Baylor University. In addition to her full-time role, Violet serves as a professor of Cybersecurity & Privacy Law for Baylor Law School’s LL.M. Degree in Litigation Management, the first of its kind nationwide. Her diverse practice experience at both the individual and policy levels has prepared her for developing new tools and approaches to solving what is fast-becoming a pervasive and costly challenge in modern industry: how to respond to a cybersecurity incident.

    Early in her career, Violet worked on the incident responses for some of the largest and most notable data breaches to date, including: Home Depot, Sony, and Anthem. Her experience in managing scaled breach responses led to her expertise and proficiency in proactively preparing organizations for cyber incidents. In the past eight years, she has facilitated over 450 cyber incident simulations (tabletops) for public and private sector companies, including many Fortune 100 companies.

    As a cybersecurity and privacy attorney, Violet provides consulting services to respond to the needs of various cybersecurity programs. She reviews and develops customized incident response plans to ensure organizations are prepared to respond efficiently and effectively to a data breach. Violet also helps improve internal coordination by facilitating customized tabletop simulations focused on "pressure-testing" an organization's incident response procedures and protocols. Each of these customer-facing services mentioned has been built and developed for the purpose of creating long-standing relationships that turn to Violet for guidance, referrals, questions, and future projects.

    As a cybersecurity and privacy professor, Violet developed the entire curriculum for an innovative course on cybersecurity and privacy law for licensed attorneys working toward their LL.M. degree. The specific focus on litigation management has made Sullivan’s course and her lecture series uniquely valuable to experts across the United States.

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