Speakers

Cut through the hype with privacy thought leaders.

Privacy XChange Forum speakers include security and privacy thought leaders as well as technical experts who are united in a quest to better secure data from cyber threats.

Keynote Speakers

  • Preet Bharara
    Preet Bharara

    Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of N.Y.

    @PreetBharara

    Preet Bharara is an American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, nominated to the position by President Barack Obama. Preet earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times

    During his tenure, his office's Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit prosecuted some of the most cutting-edge financial fraud cases, in addition to sophisticated tax fraud, bank fraud and cybercrime cases involving core members of the hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous, drug trafficking website Silk Road and digital currency providers.

    Preet graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1990 and Columbia Law School in 1993. On April 1, 2017, Preet joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.

  • Malcolm Nance

    Intelligence Expert

    Author, Executive Director TAPSTRI

    Malcolm Nance is a former U.S. Navy intelligence and counterterrorism officer and combat veteran, specializing in the Middle East, as well as an expert in Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, historian and author.

    He spent 35 years participating in field and combat intelligence activity, including covert and clandestine antiterrorism and counterterrorism support to national intelligence agencies. He is fluent in Arabic.

    Malcolm has been described as one of the “unsung national security geniuses of our time.” He wrote The Plot to Hack America and presently serves as executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideologies, TAPSTRI.

  • Bruce Schneier

    Security Expert

    Author, CTO at IBM Resilient

    Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author of 13 books, including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, as well as hundreds of articles, essays and academic papers. His influential newsletter, "Crypto-Gram," and blog, "Schneier on Security," are read by more than 250,000 people.

    Bruce is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and serves as Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient.

Event Hosts

  • Adam Levin

    Chairman and Founder

    CyberScout

    Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on cyber security, privacy, identity theft, fraud and personal finance. A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Adam is chairman and founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He wrote the Amazon best seller, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves. 

  • Matt Cullina

    CEO

    CyberScout

    Matt Cullina has served as CEO of CyberScout since 2008. Under Matt’s leadership, CyberScout has grown to become the best-in-class provider of identity and data defense services—from proactive protection and education to successful resolution. The company has expanded globally, as well, with offices in North America and Western Europe.

    Matt serves on the boards of the Identity Theft Resource Center and First Star. He was a member of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission. He is a desired expert speaker on all topics related to identity theft, data risk management, and breach prevention and response.

    Before joining CyberScout, Matt spent nearly 15 years in the insurance industry, with litigation and product management roles at MetLife Auto & Home, Fireman’s Fund and Traveler’s Insurance. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University. Matt lives with his wife Virginia and their three children in Providence, Rhode Island.

Master of Ceremonies

  • Herb Weisbaum

    Emmy Award-winning Consumer Expert

    Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan, is one of America’s top consumer experts. He covers the consumer beat for NBCNews.com. Herb’s stories warn people about rip-offs and scams, including cyber fraud and other digital dangers. During his distinguished career, Herb has reported for NBC’s “Today” show and CBS News. His Emmy award-winning TV reports have exposed everything from mail fraud to bogus investments. Herb’s dedication to helping consumers has been honored by the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League. You can read Herb’s NBC News stories on his website ConsumerMan.com.

Speakers

  • Nicholas Carlisle

    Founder and CEO

    NoBully.org

    Nicholas Carlisle experienced firsthand the reality of school bullying when he was a teenager in London. He is committed to creating schools that lives by values of respect and compassion. Nicholas graduated from Oxford University, practiced as a barrister in the High Court in London and served as chairman of the nonprofit section of Amnesty International in Britain. He practiced in California as a child and family psychotherapist and researched with Professor Eric Rofes the effects of school bullying, published in 2007 in the Journal of Traumatology. Nicholas gave a TEDx Talk on bullying in 2015 and was recognized by Toms as a Game Changer. He is a seasoned conference speaker, expert witness and commentator on school bullying for television and radio stations across the world. 

  • James Craig

    Special Agent

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    James Craig is assigned to the cyber squad in the Las Vegas division of the FBI. He began his career as a special agent in 2008. In 2009, he began investigating a financial institution's reported loss of several hundred thousand dollars via a computer hacking scheme. He identified the cause of the hacking scheme: the notorious Zeus malware. He also discovered the case was bigger than anyone had realized. A number of other victims came forward with fraud losses reaching tens of millions of dollars. He received the FBI Director's Award and the U.S. Attorney General Award for distinguished service.

  • John Krebs

    Attorney

    Federal Trade Commission

    John Krebs is an attorney with the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he currently leads the Identity Theft Program. The program seeks to protect consumers by enforcing several statutes and rules pertaining to identity protection or the safeguarding of personal information that, if compromised, could result in identity theft. The FTC also provides resources for identity theft victims, including IdentityTheft.gov, and conducts extensive outreach to consumers, businesses and law enforcement on identity protection matters. John also served as a litigator in the FTC’s data security litigations.

  • Jeff Bardin

    Chief Intelligence Officer

    Treadstone 71

    Jeff Bardin is Chief Intelligence Officer for Treadstone 71 with clients on four continents. In 2007, he was awarded the RSA Conference Award for Excellence in the field of security practices. His team also won the 2007 SC Magazine Award for Best Security Team. Jeff served in the U.S. Air Force as a cryptologic linguist and as an office in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army National Guard. He has B.A. in Special Studies - Middle East Studies & Language from Trinity College, and he graduated cum laude with a M.S. in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Jeff also attended the Middlebury College Language School for language training and spent two years studying Russian history, literature and language.

  • Kathleen Ledet

    CyberScout Customer

    Ledet Family Chiropractic Center

    Kathleen Ledet had just completed digitizing her patients’ medical files when her chiropractic business was hit with ransomware. Fortunately, her center’s general insurance policy provided data breach and identity theft coverage through CyberScout. She’ll share her experience working with CyberScout’s Breach and Resolution Center Support teams. Kathleen has run Ledet Family Chiropractic Center in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania for over 20 years. 

  • Harri Hursti

    Founding Partner

    Nordic Innovation Labs

    Harri Hursti is a world-renowned data security expert, internet visionary and serial entrepreneur. He began his career as the prodigy behind the first commercial, public email and online forum system in Scandinavia. He founded his first company at the age of 13 and went on to cofound EUnet-Finland in his mid-20’s. Today, Harri continues to innovate and find solutions to the world’s most vexing problems. He is among the world’s leading authority in the areas of election voting security and critical infrastructure and network system security.

  • Peter McLaughlin

    Partner

    Burns & Levinson LLP

    Peter McLaughlin advise clients on a broad range of technology transactions, and privacy and security issues. These issues mainly touch upon the international movement of personal data, especially with respect to the EU, GDPR preparedness and Privacy Shield compliance; information security programs, the Internet of Things, U.S. and multinational security reviews, and post-incident responses with management of forensic teams; and the innovative uses of information and technology. He is a former Assistant General Counsel and Global Privacy Director of a Fortune 20 healthcare company.

  • Jill Phillips

    Senior Attorney, Privacy & Security

    Intel Corp.

    Jill Phillips is senior attorney for privacy and security at Intel Corp. Previously, Jill was the chief privacy officer for General Motors as well as the global privacy manager for Chevron, where she established company’s privacy program, and the first global privacy officer for Dell. Jill’s interest in privacy began in the late 1990s when she was e-commerce senior counsel at Ford Motor Company.  She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/U.S. and Canada) and a frequent lecturer and panelist in the area of global data protection. 

  • Dan Trueman

    Chief Innovation Officer and Cyber Unit Head

    Novae

    Dan Trueman is chief innovation officer and head of cyber at Novae and is responsible for product and process development activities within Novae as well as leading the Novae cyber division. He is an experienced multiclass underwriter with expertise in cyber, reputational risk, intellectual property, supply chain insurance and more. He began his career at Kiln and before joining Novae was at ANV. He studied for an M.B.A. from Henley Management College, U.K., and a degree in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Durham and is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

  • Christopher Dore

    Partner

    Edelson

    Christopher Dore is a Partner at Edelson PC where he focuses his practice on emerging consumer technology and privacy issues. He is the Partner-in-Charge of Edelson’s Case Development & Investigations Group. His team investigates complex technological fraud and privacy related violations, including fraudulent software and hardware, undisclosed tracking of online consumer activity, illegal data retention and large-scale commercial data breaches. In the privacy space, Chris plays an active role in applying older federal and state statutes to new technologies. He has been appointed class counsel in multiple class actions, including one of the largest settlements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, ground-breaking issues in the mobile phone industry and fraudulent marketing, as well as consumer privacy.

  • Ariel Fox Johnson

    Senior Policy Counsel, Privacy and Consumer Affairs

    Common Sense Media

    Ariel Fox Johnson is Senior Counsel for Policy and Privacy at Common Sense Media, where she advocates for smart practices, policies and rules to help all kids thrive in today’s wired world. Her work focuses on child, teen and student privacy, closing the digital divide, and families’ experiences with media and emerging technology. Ariel earned her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Common Sense, she worked on privacy, media, intellectual property and technology matters at corporate law firms.

  • Timothy King

    As the director of casualty underwriting at The Hanover, Tim King is responsible for managing the general liability line of business for commercial lines, including oversight of the cyber liability book within commercial lines. Tim has held various prior roles in the insurance industry in both the small commercial and middle markets as well as claims. He holds the AIC, AU and CIC designations as well as an M.B.A. from Nichols College.

  • Garrett Graff

    Security Expert

    Executive Director, Aspen Institute Cybersecurity & Technology Program.

    Garrett M. Graff, a distinguished magazine journalist and historian, has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology and national security. Garrett has written for numerous publications, including WIRED and The New York Times. He served as the editor of two of Washington’s most prestigious magazines, Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine, which he helped lead to its first National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor. Garrett’s most recent book, Raven Rock, about the government’s Cold War Doomsday plans, has a publication date of May 2017. 

  • Eva Velasquez

    President/CEO

    Identity Theft Resource Center

    Eva Velasquez is the President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity theft. She previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney's Office. Eva has a passion for consumer protection and privacy issues and is constantly striving to educate the public about these important topics. She is recognized as a nationwide expert on identity theft and is a recipient of awards such as The Stevie® Award for Women in Business.

  • Linn Freedman

    Partner

    Robinson+Cole

    Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, and complex litigation. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Security Team. Linn focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response and mitigation. Her expertise includes helping companies and organizations adopt risk management approaches to better protect high-risk data and comply with evolving regulatory requirements. 

CyberScout Experts

  • Risa Pecoraro

    Vice President of Product Research & Development

    CyberScout

    Risa Pecoraro has 15 years of experience in product management, customer acquisition and data-driven business intelligence, including strategic engagements with Fortune 500 partners. Prior to joining CyberScout, Risa served as director of marketing for Homesite Insurance, where she was responsible for aggressive revenue growth goals. She previously worked in OneBeacon Insurance’s statistical services department and graduated from Northeastern University.

  • Eric Hodge

    Director of Consulting

    CyberScout Consulting

    Eric Hodge is Director of Consulting for CyberScout.  For more than two decades, Eric has been instrumental in helping organizations develop and build their cyber security practice.  He is an established leader in technology management and cyber security with previous roles at Protiviti and Jefferson Wells. 

Moderators & Panelists

  • Chris Calabrese

    Vice President for Policy

    Center for Democracy & Technology

    Chris Calabrese is the Vice President for Policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) where he oversees CDT’s policy portfolio. Chris has long been an advocate for privacy protections, internet openness, limits on government surveillance and fostering the responsible use of new technologies. He previously served as legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, helping to lead several national ACLU campaigns on privacy. He is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

  • Bob Sullivan

    Journalist

    Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and author of The New York Times best-sellers, Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. He has appeared as a consumer advocate and technology expert on shows, including NBC’s “Today” and “Nightly News.” He helped found MSNBC.com and wrote there for nearly 20 years, penning the consumer advocacy column, “The Red Tape Chronicles.”

  • Eduard Goodman

    Global Privacy Officer

    CyberScout

    An internationally trained attorney and data protection expert, Eduard has nearly 15 years of experience in privacy law, cyber insurance and incident management. He has studied under U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Salzburg, Austria, conducted dissertation research at the International Court of Justice in the Hague and interviewed Edward Snowden.  Eduard is a member of the state bar of Arizona where he sits on the Technology Committee and co-chairs its Data Privacy/Security & Cyber Insurance Subcommittee. Eduard is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), covering designations for the U.S., Canada and European Union. 

Keynote Speakers

  • Joel Brenner
    Joel Brenner

    Former National Counterintelligence Executive

    Former head of U.S. counterintelligence and NSA inspector general

    Joel Brenner specializes in cyber and physical security, data protection and privacy, and intelligence law. He’s the author of Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World and many articles on the challenges of network security.

    Brenner served as Senior Counsel at the National Security Agency, advising agency leadership on the public-private effort to create better security for the internet. From 2006 until mid-2009, he led U.S. counterintelligence under the Director of National Intelligence. From 2002-06, Brenner was the NSA’s Inspector General, responsible for that agency’s top-secret internal audits and investigations.

    The Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded him the Robert Wilhelm Fellowship for 2014-15, during which he worked on intelligence and security issues related to foreign affairs. Since 2014, he has been a senior Research Fellow at MIT Center for International Studies & MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative.

    Brenner earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He was awarded the Intelligence Community Achievement Medal.

     

  • Edward Snowden
    Edward Snowden

    Whistle-Blower and Former Intelligence Officer

    Launched a global debate on privacy after revealing NSA mass surveillance programs

    Edward Snowden is a former American intelligence officer responsible for revealing documents that provided a public window into the National Security Agency and its international intelligence partners’ secret mass surveillance programs and capabilities. These revelations generated unprecedented attention around the world on privacy intrusions and digital security, leading to a global debate on the issue.

    Snowden held various roles within the U.S. intelligence community, including that of a network security technician for the Central Intelligence Agency under diplomatic cover in Geneva. He most recently worked for the NSA, through a Booz Allen Hamilton contract.

    With the United States pursuing his extradition, Snowden now is in Russia, where he was formally granted a three-year residency beginning Aug. 1, 2014, after a year of temporary asylum in Russia had ended. Snowden's Russian lawyer reported that permit has been extended three years, until 2020.

     

Event Hosts

  • Matt Cullina

    CEO

    CyberScout

    Matt Cullina has served as CEO of CyberScout since 2008. Under Matt’s leadership, CyberScout has grown to become the best-in-class provider of identity and data defense services—from proactive protection and education to successful resolution. The company has expanded globally, as well, with offices in North America and Western Europe.

    Matt serves on the boards of the Identity Theft Resource Center and First Star. He was a member of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission. He is a desired expert speaker on all topics related to identity theft, data risk management, and breach prevention and response.

    Before joining CyberScout, Matt spent nearly 15 years in the insurance industry, with litigation and product management roles at MetLife Auto & Home, Fireman’s Fund and Traveler’s Insurance. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University. Matt lives with his wife Virginia and their three children in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Adam Levin

    Chairman and Founder

    CyberScout

    Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on cyber security, privacy, identity theft, fraud and personal finance. A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Adam is chairman and founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He wrote the Amazon best seller, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves. 

Master of Ceremonies

  • Herb Weisbaum

    Emmy Award-winning Consumer Expert

    Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan, is one of America’s top consumer experts. He covers the consumer beat for NBCNews.com. Herb’s stories warn people about rip-offs and scams, including cyber fraud and other digital dangers. During his distinguished career, Herb has reported for NBC’s “Today” show and CBS News. His Emmy award-winning TV reports have exposed everything from mail fraud to bogus investments. Herb’s dedication to helping consumers has been honored by the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League. You can read Herb’s NBC News stories on his website ConsumerMan.com.

Speakers

  • Charlie Miller

    Cyber Security Researcher

    Cyber Security Researcher
    Didi Chuxing, where he is currently a Distinguished Engineer in Autonomous Transportation Security.

    After receiving his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Charlie Miller was a computer hacker for the National Security Agency for five years.  

    Since then, Dr. Miller has been a consultant and worked for the Twitter information security team, as well as becoming a four-time winner of the “Super Bowl” of computer hacking, the annual Pwn2Own competition. He has found countless vulnerabilities in several Apple products, including their laptops and phones. Perhaps the most notorious of these issues was the ability to remotely compromise an iPhone by merely sending it a malicious text message. He also was first to remotely exploit the iPhone when it was released as well as the first Android phone when it was released (on the day it came out). After that, he began focusing on embedded security and has done research in the fields of laptop battery security as well as near field communications (NFC) of cellular phones. Lately, Dr. Miller has spent considerable time in the field of automotive security along with his research partner Chris Valasek. He showed that with direct access to a vehicle, the physical systems of a Ford and Toyota could be controlled by an attacker. More recently, he expanded this research to prove these attacks could be done remotely by demonstrating that a variety of Fiat Chrysler vehicles could be hacked from anywhere in the county, gaining control of the radio, brakes, wipers, transmission, and even the steering of a target vehicle. This demonstration led to the recall of 1.4 million vehicles.

    Dr. Miller has been featured on The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NPR, CNBC, New York Times, USA Today, and Forbes.

  • Chris Valasek

    Security Lead

    Uber Advanced Technologies Center

    Renowned "white hat" hacker lauded for car-hacking demonstrations

    Chris Valasek is a Security Lead at Uber’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh. Valasek is regarded for his work in the automotive security arena. Most recently, Valasek was lauded for the remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, whereby he and his research partner obtained physical control of the vehicle. Valasek specializes in reverse engineering and exploitation research. Chris has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is the chairman of SummerCon, America’s longest running hacker conference.

    He has won numerous awards and accolades from LinkedIn, The Pwnie Awards from the security community, and such publications as WIRED and SC Magazine, as well as having written for Fortune, CNN Money, The Washington Post, the BBC and scores more resources.

  • Lance James

    Chief Scientist at Flashpoint, Consulting Detective and Co-Founder at Unit 221b

    Lance James is an internationally renowned information security specialist. He has more than sixteen years of experience in programming, network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, counterintelligence and protocol exploitation. He provides advisory services to a wide range of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations, including top U.S. financial services institutions. James is an active contributor to the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies, and is credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware.

    James was the founding force behind the CryptoLocker Working Group, where he and his team of researchers were acknowledged for their critical role in disrupting CryptoLocker as part of an FBI-led takedown operation. Over the years, he has championed other takedowns of criminal organizations through his strategic alliances with industry, academia and law enforcement.

    James also founded one of the first cyber threat intelligence companies, Secure Science Corporation, which pioneered innovative service lines that set standards in the information security industry. This forward-thinking organization housed many of the brightest and best information security practitioners who are leaders in the community today. He has had the honor to work as head of cyber intelligence for Deloitte, where he successfully spearheaded the creation of a world-class cyber threat intelligence capability. 

    James has contributed to a number of industry books and publications including Phishing Exposed (Syngress, 2005), Emerging Threat Analysis (Syngress, 2006), and Reverse Deception (McGraw Hill Professional, 2012). James is regularly sought out as a keynote speaker world-wide and was featured on an episode of USA Network's hit series, Mr. Robot.

  • Francesca Spidalieri
    Francesca Spidalieri

    Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership

    Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University

    Francesca Spidalieri is the Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, where she leads the Cyber Leadership Research Project and the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI).

    Francesca has been appointed by Governor Gina Raimondo to the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission, and serves as subject-matter expert for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’ Cyber Readiness Index Project and as a Distinguished Fellow for the Ponemon Institute. She serves also as a volunteer member for the RI Cyber Disruption Team, and assists Salve Regina University’s graduate programs in the development of additional coursework and training on cybersecurity and risk management. Her academic research and publications have focused on cyber leadership development, cyber risk management, cyber education and awareness, cybersecurity workforce development, and countries’ cyber preparedness. In addition, she lectures regularly at cyber-related events nationwide and contributes to journal articles and other publications on cybersecurity matters affecting countries and organizations worldwide.

    She holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Milan, Italy; an M.A. in International Affairs and Security Studies from the Fletcher School at Tufts University; and has completed additional coursework in cybersecurity at the U.S. Naval War College's Center for Cyber Conflict Studies.

  • Graeme Newman

    Chief Innovation Officer

    CFC Underwriting Ltd

    Graeme is a director at CFC Underwriting, an early pioneer of cyber insurance in the Lloyd’s market. Having spent the early part of his career consulting for Deloitte on a variety of cutting edge internet security projects, Graeme went on to form his own cyber risk management practice before joining CFC in 2008.

    Today, Graeme is at the forefront of the rapidly developing cyber insurance market, leading CFC’s development of new insurance products in this area.  A popular speaker and market commentator, he is a regular contributor to industry publications in both the UK and the U.S., including Insurance Times, Post Magazine, Insurance Journal, Advisen, and the PLUS Journal.   

    In 2015 Graeme was voted “Cyber industry Person of the Year” at the Advisen Cyber Awards in New York.

  • Kate Black

    Privacy Officer and Corporate Counsel

    23andMe

    Kate Black joined the leadership team at 23andMe in 2015 in the newly created role of privacy officer and corporate counsel. Her responsibilities include developing, implementing, overseeing and maintaining comprehensive privacy and data use policies, practices and procedures for the company. Prior to 23andMe, Kate spent two years with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), where she was responsible for developing and updating national privacy and security requirements. Previously, she was staff attorney for the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). Kate holds a J.D. from The George Washington University and received a bachelor of science degree in health sciences from Florida International University.

  • Richard M. Borden

    Counsel

    Robinson+Cole

    Rick Borden focuses his practice on three core intersecting areas: big data governance and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity risk management, and technology sourcing and transactions.

    Mr. Borden served as the chief privacy officer and chief information security and privacy counsel of Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). He also acted as the general counsel of Soltra, the DTCC and FS-ISAC–automated threat-sharing joint venture. During his tenure, Mr. Borden focused much of his outreach on alerting the business community to risks and vulnerabilities in the cyber network.

    Mr. Borden has also been senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Bank of America, where he was responsible for cybersecurity, privacy issues, general technology, commercial contracting, outsourcing, licensing, data, and intellectual property for the bank and broker-dealer.

    Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Borden was an assistant general counsel at The Hartford, counsel at Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, specializing in venture capital and private equity funded companies, and general counsel at Paradigm4, a private equity funded wireless data and systems integration company.

    Mr. Borden also is an inventor, holding two patents covering insurance processing systems and methods using mobile devices for medical monitoring application (US9224171B2, and US8510133B2).

  • Tim Francis

    Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance

    Travelers

    As a Second Vice President for Travelers, Mr. Francis leads Travelers’ Business Insurance Management and Professional Liability initiatives. He also serves as the Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance.

    As the Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance, Mr. Francis has oversight of all of the company’s cyber product management, including products for businesses of all sizes, public entities and technology firms.

    Mr. Francis has emerged in the insurance industry as one of the foremost cyber experts, having been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, Insurance Journal, Property Casualty 360, Business Insurance, CNBC.com and other premier media outlets. Additionally, he served as co-chair of the 2013 NetDiligence Conference and has spoken at numerous other conferences on the evolution of cyber risk and how businesses can prevent against it.

    Mr. Francis also is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and has served as Chairman of the Hartford Chapter.

    He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Maine.

    He resides in Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife and four children.

  • Mary Gardner
    Mary Gardner

    Senior Manager, Enterprise Business Conduct Officer

    Allstate Insurance Co.

    Mary Gardner has held various leadership positions in IT support and consulting, project management, security administration, records management and privacy. She leads Allstate’s privacy program and works with internal business partners to establish and implement practical privacy and security policies. Gardner has a M.B.A from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and CIPP/US and ITIL professional certifications. She is a special contributor to the ARMA International publication, “Records Management Responsibility in Litigation Support.”

  • Eloïse Gratton

    Partner and National Co-Leader

    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Canada’s go-to privacy expert

    Eloïse Gratton is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and National Co-Leader of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. She is one of Canada's foremost experts in the field of privacy and is recognized as the go-to person, relied upon nationally (by both federal and provincial privacy commissioners, as well as by the federal government). She has published several books on privacy issues, which have been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in some of its landmark privacy decisions. In 2015, she was among the finalists for Canadian Lawyer magazine's most influential Canadian lawyers. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 in the field of IT law and ranked by Chambers 2016 as a leading data protection and privacy lawyer. On the international scene, she is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board.

  • Joëlle Jouret

    Legal Adviser in Privacy and Data Protection

     Belgian Data Protection Authority

    Joëlle Jouret has worked in the field of data protection for almost eight years. She is currently a legal adviser at the Belgian Data Protection Authority. She is mainly in charge of the practical implementation of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation and all the questions relating to that Regulation, including in several working groups within the Article 29 working party (which is composed of all European supervisory authorities in data protection).

    Joëlle is in charge of the internal training on the GDPR. She was the worldwide Data Protection Officer at Swift when she got the opportunity to support the Luxembourg Presidency for negotiating in trilogue the final version of the GDPR.

    Joëlle started her career as a legal adviser within the Privacy Section, Department of the Human Rights at the Belgian Ministry of Justice.

  • Jill Shore

    Partner

    Dolden Wallace Folick

    Jill has been actively involved in the cyber and privacy field for over six years, and has over 20 years of experience litigating commercial and insurance disputes. Her cyber and privacy practice includes:

    • defending insureds in claims alleging breach of privacy and failure to protect personal information;
    • advising insurers with respect to coverage obligations under cyber liability and
      other insurance products for cyber losses;
    • drafting cyber policy wordings and modifying foreign cyber policies for use in Canada;
    • litigating coverage disputes;
    • acting as breach coach to manage privacy and security breach incident response
      for insureds on cyber insurance programs;
    • notifying and responding to provincial and federal privacy commissioners; and
    • advising clients with respect to personal information protection, privacy and
      CASL regulatory compliance.

    Jill is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a frequent speaker on cyber and privacy liability claims in Canada.

  • Chris Vickery

    Lead Cyber Security Researcher

    Kromtech Alliance Corp.
    Known for uncovering exposed database of U.S. registered voters

    Having recently joined international software development company Kromtech, Chris Vickery has helped many companies—including Microsoft, Major League Baseball and Verizon—discover serious data security vulnerabilities. He has assisted in investigations conducted by the FBI, Federal Trade Commission and the Mexican Government. Vickery is best known for uncovering an exposed database containing the information of every registered voter in the U.S.—that’s more than 191 million records with personal information. He has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, WIRED, BBC News, NBC National News and more.

  • Peter Swire
    Peter Swire

    Peter Swire is the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. He has appointments by courtesy with the College of Computing and School of Public Policy, and is senior counsel with Alston & Bird, LLP.

    Previously, Peter served on President Obama’s five-member Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, and he has also served as cochairman of the global Do Not Track process for the World Wide Web Consortium. Under President Clinton, Peter was the Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Peter has also authored five books and numerous scholarly papers, and testified often before Congress. In 2015, Peter received the Privacy Leadership Award from the 18,000-member International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Rick Reames
    Rick Reames

    As Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue, Rick Reames III has strengthened agency security through extensive infrastructure and operational and process, ranging from mandatory cyber security training for all staff to the deployment of advanced hardware, software and detection systems. He has led the development and implementation of a comprehensive system to better detect and combat tax refund fraud, a growing national epidemic. Reames has reduced agency bureaucracy, streamlined operations, instituted cost-saving measures and improved external outreach. Reames previously served as a tax partner with a large, regional firm and holds degrees from Wofford College (B.A.), the University of South Carolina (J.D.), and NYU School of Law (LL.M.).

CyberScout Experts

  • Brian Chertok

    Executive VP Client Retention & Acquisition

    CyberScout

    Brian has more than 20 years of global B2B marketing experience driving revenue growth and developing high performance teams by using a data-driven approach to increase marketing’s contribution to the sales pipeline. His previous experience includes roles at Kronos, Leo Burnett, Siemens Business Services, Cognos, and Avid Technology. Brian has an M.S. degree from Pratt Institute and an M.B.A from Columbia University.

  • Risa Pecoraro

    Vice President of Product Research & Development

    CyberScout

    Risa Pecoraro has 15 years of experience in product management, customer acquisition and data-driven business intelligence, including strategic engagements with Fortune 500 partners. Prior to joining CyberScout, Risa served as director of marketing for Homesite Insurance, where she was responsible for aggressive revenue growth goals. She previously worked in OneBeacon Insurance’s statistical services department and graduated from Northeastern University.

  • Eric Hodge

    Director of Consulting

    CyberScout Consulting

    Eric Hodge is Director of Consulting for CyberScout.  For more than two decades, Eric has been instrumental in helping organizations develop and build their cyber security practice.  He is an established leader in technology management and cyber security with previous roles at Protiviti and Jefferson Wells. 

  • Lisa J. Berry-Tayman

    Senior Privacy and Information Governance Advisor

    CyberScout

    Lisa has almost two decades of experience assisting organizations in information governance and management, privacy, security, and e-discovery. She speaks on these topics at corporate, legal, governmental and university events in the US and Canada. Lisa believes that the old adage “knowledge is power” is better expressed in today’s world as “access to information is power.” Lisa is an adjunct professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and teaches a newly formed class on Information Governance. She is a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/C), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). Lisa is a former practicing attorney and former assistant attorney general in the State of Missouri. Her educational achievements include a Juris Doctorate with distinction from Mississippi College School of Law, and a Bachelor’s degree and graduation from the Honors Program at Ball State University, where she studied criminal justice and criminology.

  • Brian Huntley

    Chief Information Security Officer, Senior Information Security Advisor

    CyberScout

    Brian has more than 25 years of management and senior staff experience in information technology and security within the financial services and utility sectors, including international project experience with common carriers and electric utilities in Eastern Europe and Canada.  Prior to joining CyberScout, he was responsible for critical infrastructure electric grid security performance testing, risk analysis, and resiliency planning for the majority of the electric grid in the State of Maine. For the past 15 years, he has centered on information security, risk management, and compliance for customer information systems that need to adhere to commercial, federal, and state regulatory compliance mandates and directives. Brian also has more than 30 years of experience in public safety. He holds CISSP, CBCP and CISA certifications, is a Licensed Professional Engineer and is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Moderators & Panelists

  • Bob Sullivan

    Journalist

    Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and author of The New York Times best-sellers, Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. He has appeared as a consumer advocate and technology expert on shows, including NBC’s “Today” and “Nightly News.” He helped found MSNBC.com and wrote there for nearly 20 years, penning the consumer advocacy column, “The Red Tape Chronicles.”

  • Eduard Goodman

    Global Privacy Officer

    CyberScout

    An internationally trained attorney and data protection expert, Eduard has nearly 15 years of experience in privacy law, cyber insurance and incident management. He has studied under U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Salzburg, Austria, conducted dissertation research at the International Court of Justice in the Hague and interviewed Edward Snowden.  Eduard is a member of the state bar of Arizona where he sits on the Technology Committee and co-chairs its Data Privacy/Security & Cyber Insurance Subcommittee. Eduard is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), covering designations for the U.S., Canada and European Union. 

  • Victor Searcy

    Director of Fraud Operations

    CyberScout

    Victor has nearly 20 years of experience managing fraud operations in the banking industry. His areas of expertise include fraud detection, claims, investigations and recovery functions. He was Bank of America’s vice president of loss prevention and managed at Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and Union Planters Bank.

  • Alex Cameron
    Alex Cameron

    Alex Cameron is Chair of Fasken Martineau’s Privacy & Information Protection Group. He has a leading practice in privacy and cybersecurity, anti-spam law and litigation, and has guided clients through breaches involving millions of affected individuals. Alex has received a doctorate in privacy law and prestigious commissions from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. He has acted as lead counsel before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Alex was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 in the field of Privacy and Data Protection Law.      

  • Jared Wilbur
    Jared Wilbur

    Jared Wilbur has nearly 20 years of experience in fraud and risk management. He has held a number of management positions at Citizens Financial Group, including in Consumer Banking and Corporate Security and Risk Management. In his current role as Vice President and Fraud Prevention Director, he manages a Fraud and Physical Security Risk Management team that oversees all consumer products and services and is responsbile for Citizens’ Consumer Banking Loss Data Collecting Issue Management and Incident Management Programs, as well as Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) banking relationships. Jared is a Certified Fraud Examiner and former President of the Rhode Island chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Keynote Speakers

Richard A. Clarke
Richard A. Clarke
former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism for the United States

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally recognized cyber security and counter-terrorism expert. He served the last three presidents as a senior White House Advisor, including as Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. Richard wrote the National Plan for Cyber Security for President Clinton and the National Strategy to Secure Cyber Space for President George W. Bush and he has authored several books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies about the war on terror. His book Cyber War: The Next National Security Threat and What to Do About It is regarded as a seminal work on international cyber conflict. Richard has also served in the Pentagon, intelligence community and State Department. Today, he consults industry and governments on cyber security risk management.

Michelle Dennedy
Michelle Finneran Dennedy
Founder
iDennedy Project

Michelle Finneran Dennedy is an award-winning security expert and a leading thinker and speaker on new approaches and business justifications for soundly defined, transparent security and privacy policies and systems to protect global businesses.

Michelle founded The iDennedy Project and TheIdentityProject.com to help address privacy needs in sensitive populations, and she has served as the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation and Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Intel Security. Her awards include the 2009 Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award, and the EWF–CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields.

Keren Elazari
Keren Elazari
Cyber Security Industry Analyst
Gigaom Research

Keren Elazari is a key member of the Israeli cyber security industry, with more than 14 years of experience working with Israeli security groups, government organizations, Big 4 firms and Fortune 500 companies. In 2012, Keren held the position of Teaching Fellow for Security with Singularity University, a private think tank, founded by acclaimed futurist Dr. Ray Kurzweil and supported by Google and NASA. Keren currently covers emerging security technologies as a security industry analyst with Gigaom Research. She holds a CISSP security certification, a B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science and is researching the affects of hacking on global politics as part of an M.A. in Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, where her academic research looks at the effect of cyber warfare on global politics and national security issues.

Event Hosts

Matt Cullina
CEO
CyberScout

Matt Cullina has served as CEO of CyberScout since 2008. Under Matt’s leadership, CyberScout has grown to become the best-in-class provider of identity and data defense services—from proactive protection and education to successful resolution. The company has expanded globally, as well, with offices in North America and Western Europe.

Matt serves on the boards of the Identity Theft Resource Center and First Star. He was a member of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission. He is a desired expert speaker on all topics related to identity theft, data risk management, and breach prevention and response.

Before joining CyberScout, Matt spent nearly 15 years in the insurance industry, with litigation and product management roles at MetLife Auto & Home, Fireman’s Fund and Traveler’s Insurance. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University. Matt lives with his wife Virginia and their three children in Providence, Rhode Island.

Adam Levin
Chairman and Founder
CyberScout

Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on cyber security, privacy, identity theft, fraud and personal finance. A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Adam is chairman and founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He wrote the Amazon best seller, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves. 

Speakers

Eva Velasquez
President/CEO
Identity Theft Resource Center

Eva Velasquez is the President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity theft. She previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney's Office. Eva has a passion for consumer protection and privacy issues and is constantly striving to educate the public about these important topics. She is recognized as a nationwide expert on identity theft and is a recipient of awards such as The Stevie® Award for Women in Business.

Linn Freedman
Partner
Robinson+Cole

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, and complex litigation. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Security Team. Linn focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response and mitigation. Her expertise includes helping companies and organizations adopt risk management approaches to better protect high-risk data and comply with evolving regulatory requirements. 

Peter Swire
Peter Swire
Huang Professor of Law and Ethics
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Peter Swire is the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. He has appointments by courtesy with the College of Computing and School of Public Policy, and is senior counsel with Alston & Bird, LLP.

Previously, Peter served on President Obama’s five-member Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, and he has also served as cochairman of the global Do Not Track process for the World Wide Web Consortium. Under President Clinton, Peter was the Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Peter has also authored five books and numerous scholarly papers, and testified often before Congress. In 2015, Peter received the Privacy Leadership Award from the 18,000-member International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Rick Reames
Rick Reames
Director
South Carolina Department of Revenue

As Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue, Rick Reames III has strengthened agency security through extensive infrastructure and operational and process, ranging from mandatory cyber security training for all staff to the deployment of advanced hardware, software and detection systems. He has led the development and implementation of a comprehensive system to better detect and combat tax refund fraud, a growing national epidemic. Reames has reduced agency bureaucracy, streamlined operations, instituted cost-saving measures and improved external outreach. Reames previously served as a tax partner with a large, regional firm and holds degrees from Wofford College (B.A.), the University of South Carolina (J.D.), and NYU School of Law (LL.M.).

Moderators & Panelists

Eduard Goodman
Global Privacy Officer
CyberScout

An internationally trained attorney and data protection expert, Eduard has nearly 15 years of experience in privacy law, cyber insurance and incident management. He has studied under U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Salzburg, Austria, conducted dissertation research at the International Court of Justice in the Hague and interviewed Edward Snowden.  Eduard is a member of the state bar of Arizona where he sits on the Technology Committee and co-chairs its Data Privacy/Security & Cyber Insurance Subcommittee. Eduard is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), covering designations for the U.S., Canada and European Union. 

Victor Searcy
Director of Fraud Operations
CyberScout

Victor has nearly 20 years of experience managing fraud operations in the banking industry. His areas of expertise include fraud detection, claims, investigations and recovery functions. He was Bank of America’s vice president of loss prevention and managed at Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and Union Planters Bank.

Alex Cameron
Alex Cameron
Partner
Fasken Martineau

Alex Cameron is Chair of Fasken Martineau’s Privacy & Information Protection Group. He has a leading practice in privacy and cybersecurity, anti-spam law and litigation, and has guided clients through breaches involving millions of affected individuals. Alex has received a doctorate in privacy law and prestigious commissions from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. He has acted as lead counsel before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Alex was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 in the field of Privacy and Data Protection Law.      

Jared Wilbur
Jared Wilbur
Vice President and Fraud Prevention Director
Citizens Bank

Jared Wilbur has nearly 20 years of experience in fraud and risk management. He has held a number of management positions at Citizens Financial Group, including in Consumer Banking and Corporate Security and Risk Management. In his current role as Vice President and Fraud Prevention Director, he manages a Fraud and Physical Security Risk Management team that oversees all consumer products and services and is responsbile for Citizens’ Consumer Banking Loss Data Collecting Issue Management and Incident Management Programs, as well as Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) banking relationships. Jared is a Certified Fraud Examiner and former President of the Rhode Island chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Eric Dolden
Lawyer
Dolden Wallace Folick

Eric has been practicing insurance law for 34 years and named as one of Canada's top commercial insurance lawyers by Lexpert magazine. Eric is a founding partner in the firm which is now ranked as one of the Top 5 Insurance Boutique law firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

Early in his career, Eric was involved in a leadership capacity in the Canadian Bar Association having served as the Chair of the National Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Coverage work, including his role as national and monitoring counsel for various specialized insurance programs, has resulted in Eric being the insurer's counsel of choice on many high profile and well known coverage cases decided in various jurisdictions across Canada. One of his main practice areas includes cyber liability and coverage.

Keynote Speakers

Kevin Ashton
General Manager
Belkin Conserve

Kevin Ashton is a leader of the clean-tech revolution and an expert on bringing new technologies to market. He is the General Manager of Conserve, the clean-tech division of consumer electronics giant Belkin. Kevin pioneered the sensor-based technology that powers smart energy grids and advanced metering—the systems at the heart of clean tech today. He even invented the name for this field, "The Internet of Things", which has become one of technology's hottest ideas.

The European Commission, the Chinese government, and the US National Intelligence Council all describe the Internet of Things as one of the major technologies of the 21st Century. 2013 is being called “The Year of the Internet of Things."

Kevin has a long history as a tech innovator and as an entrepreneur. He took a research lab at MIT from a converted broom closet to a global organization with six labs around the world, 103 corporate sponsors, and over a hundred researchers. Then he did it again with three tech startups. In 2009, he co-founded and was CEO of a clean tech company, Zensi, which was acquired within nine months for an eight-figure fee by Belkin. As a result, Kevin has a unique, real-world perspective on what it takes to build organizations that are innovative and how to be an innovator in organizations that aren't. And his experience managing the products of these companies allows him to speak cogently about brand management, product innovation and integrated marketing communications.

Kevin's experience in clean tech stretches back to the beginning of the field, when he was the first VP-Marketing of Boston-based clean energy company EnerNOC. His work as an Assistant Brand manager at Procter & Gamble led to his being loaned to MIT. There, he was co-founder and executive director of the Auto-ID center, a non-profit collaboration that pioneered the use of RFID codes to track goods around the world. He has been called "a man who will change the world" by RFID Journal and "a modern-day Johnny Appleseed" by Wired. He is always willing to tailor his lively, practical lectures to the specific needs of his audience.

David Vladeck
Former Director, Consumer Protection Bureau
Federal Trade Commission

David Vladeck is the former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission. He was appointed by the Chairman of the FTC, Jon Leibowitz, in 2009. During Vladeck’s tenure, the agency developed a comprehensive framework for privacy protection and brought a number of landmark enforcement actions to protect consumer privacy, including cases against Google and Facebook.

Currently, Professor Vladeck teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law, and seminars in First Amendment litigation, and co-directs the Institute for Public Representation, a clinical law program at Georgetown Law. Before joining the Law Center faculty full-time in 2002, Professor Vladeck spent over 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally-prominent public interest law firm, handling and supervising complex litigation. He has briefed and argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than sixty cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of law resort. He is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform. Professor Vladeck frequently testifies before Congress and writes on administrative law, preemption, First Amendment, and access to justice issues.

Jules Polonetsky
Executive Director and Co-chair
Future of Privacy Forum

Jules serves as Executive Director and Co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. Founded five years ago, FPF is supported by more than 80 leading companies, as well as an advisory board of comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on online data use, smart grid, mobile data, big data, apps and social media.

Jules previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney.

Jules currently chairs the privacy advisory board of Gigya, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Cookie Clearinghouse, Frankly and the Center for Copyright Information. He has served on the boards of a number of privacy and consumer protection organizations including TRUSTe, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Network Advertising Initiative. From 2011-2012, Jules served on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian
Executive Director
Ryerson University Institute for Privacy and Big Data

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. Noted for her seminal work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) in 1995, her concept of Privacy by Design seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technology and accountable business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In October, 2010, regulators from around the world gathered at the annual assembly of International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem, Israel, and unanimously passed a landmark Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection. This was followed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's inclusion of Privacy by Design as one of its three recommended practices for protecting online privacy—a major validation of its significance.

An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in the protection of privacy, Dr. Cavoukian's leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is strongly protected, not only in Canada, but around the world. She has been involved in numerous international committees focused on privacy, security, technology and business, and endeavours to focus on strengthening consumer confidence and trust in emerging technology applications.

Dr. Cavoukian serves as the Chair of the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a member of several Boards including, the European Biometrics Forum, Future of Privacy Forum, RIM Council, and has been conferred a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Dr. Cavoukian was honoured with the prestigious Kristian Beckman Award in 2011 for her pioneering work on Privacy by Design and privacy protection in modern international environments. In the same year, Dr. Cavoukian was also named by Intelligent Utility Magazine as one of the Top 11 Movers and Shakers for the Global Smart Grid industry, received the SC Canada Privacy Professional of the Year Award and was honoured by the University of Alberta Information Access and Protection of Privacy Program for her positive contribution to the field of privacy. Most recently in November 2011, Dr. Cavoukian was ranked by Women of Influence Inc. as one of the top 25 Women of Influence recognizing her contribution to the Canadian and global economy. This award follows her recognition in 2007 by the Women's Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

Brian Krebs
Independent Investigative Journalist
Krebs on Security

Brian Krebs worked as a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009, authoring more than 1,300 blog posts for the Security Fix blog, as well as hundreds of stories for washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post newspaper, including eight front-page stories in the dead-tree edition and a Post Magazine cover piece on botnet operators. He was recently profiled in The New York Times, Business Week and by Poynter.org.

What most people want to know is how he got into computer security, and whether he has a technical background in the field.

The short answer is “by accident,” and “no,” respectively. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from George Mason University in 1994, and at the time wasn’t much interested in computers, although he had programmed a bit on an Apple II and spent quite a bit of time visiting online bulletin boards as a kid.

It wasn’t until 2001—when his entire home network was overrun by a Chinese hacking group—that he became intensely interested in computer security. He had been monkeying with a default installation of Red Hat Linux (6.2) on an old Hewlett-Packard system, because for some reason he had it in his head that it would be fun to teach himself how to turn the spare computer into an oversized firewall [ah, the irony]. That is, until the Lion Worm came around and locked him out of his system. Twice.

After that incident, he decided to learn as much as he could about computer and Internet security, and read most everything on the subject that he could get his hands on at the time. It’s an obsession that hasn’t let up.

Much of his knowledge about computers and Internet security comes from having cultivated regular and direct access to some of the smartest and most clueful geeks on the planet. The rest he thinks probably comes from a willingness to take risks, make mistakes, and learn from them.

Event Hosts

Adam Levin
Chairman and Founder
CyberScout

Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on cyber security, privacy, identity theft, fraud and personal finance. A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Adam is chairman and founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He wrote the Amazon best seller, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves. 

Matt Cullina
CEO
CyberScout

Matt Cullina has served as CEO of CyberScout since 2008. Under Matt’s leadership, CyberScout has grown to become the best-in-class provider of identity and data defense services—from proactive protection and education to successful resolution. The company has expanded globally, as well, with offices in North America and Western Europe.

Matt serves on the boards of the Identity Theft Resource Center and First Star. He was a member of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission. He is a desired expert speaker on all topics related to identity theft, data risk management, and breach prevention and response.

Before joining CyberScout, Matt spent nearly 15 years in the insurance industry, with litigation and product management roles at MetLife Auto & Home, Fireman’s Fund and Traveler’s Insurance. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University. Matt lives with his wife Virginia and their three children in Providence, Rhode Island.

Master of Ceremonies

Herb Weisbaum
Emmy Award-winning Consumer Expert

Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan, is one of America’s top consumer experts. He covers the consumer beat for NBCNews.com. Herb’s stories warn people about rip-offs and scams, including cyber fraud and other digital dangers. During his distinguished career, Herb has reported for NBC’s “Today” show and CBS News. His Emmy award-winning TV reports have exposed everything from mail fraud to bogus investments. Herb’s dedication to helping consumers has been honored by the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League. You can read Herb’s NBC News stories on his website ConsumerMan.com.

Speakers

Tim Francis
Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance
Travelers

As a Second Vice President for Travelers, Mr. Francis leads Travelers’ Business Insurance Management and Professional Liability initiatives. He also serves as the Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance.

As the Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance, Mr. Francis has oversight of all of the company’s cyber product management, including products for businesses of all sizes, public entities and technology firms.

Mr. Francis has emerged in the insurance industry as one of the foremost cyber experts, having been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, Insurance Journal, Property Casualty 360, Business Insurance, CNBC.com and other premier media outlets. Additionally, he served as co-chair of the 2013 NetDiligence Conference and has spoken at numerous other conferences on the evolution of cyber risk and how businesses can prevent against it.

Mr. Francis also is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and has served as Chairman of the Hartford Chapter.

He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Maine.

He resides in Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife and four children.

Deborah Peel M.D.
Founder & Chair
Patient Privacy Rights

Deborah C. Peel, MD is the world’s leading advocate for patients’ rights to control the use of personal health information in electronic systems. She is also a practicing physician and Freudian psychoanalyst. She became an expert and privacy warrior to stop patients from being harmed. The lack of health privacy causes millions of US citizens to avoid early diagnosis and treatment for cancer, depression, and STDs every year.

Her passion is informing the public about privacy-enhancing technologies and the major fixes needed in law and policy, so they can join the battle to restore our civil and human rights to health privacy.

In 2002, HIPAA was amended to eliminate patients’ rights to control the use of personal health information. The right of consent was replaced with “regulatory permission for covered entities to use and disclose health records for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations.” The federal government put data holding institutions in control of the use, disclosure, and sale of patients’ health information, from DNA to diagnoses to prescription records.

In 2004, she formed Patient Privacy Rights (PPR), a 501c3 non-profit organization to educate Americans about the urgent need to restore patient control over health data. PPR is the world’s leading advocate for health privacy, with over 20,000 members in all 50 states.

In 2006, Dr. Peel founded the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy. The coalition includes over 50+ national organizations, representing 10.3 million people who want to control the use of personal health information. In 2007, Microsoft Corporation joined the Coalition.

In 2009, the Coalition for Patient Privacy worked to add new privacy and security protections to HITECH, the technology part of the stimulus bill. New protections included: a ban on sales of protected health information (PHI) without consent, a list of all disclosures of health data from electronic health records systems, the ability to separate sensitive health data and prevent it from being disclosed, receive notice of data breaches, a new right to block disclosure of PHI for healthcare operations if you pay for treatment out-of-pocket, and requiring data to be encrypted. Read the Coalition’s letter to Congress here.  

Joanne McNabb
Director of Privacy Education and Policy
California Department of Justice

Joanne McNabb is the Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The Unit protects Californians’ constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy, enforces state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on privacy matters.

McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in Government and Information Technology.  She serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, a research center on privacy, data protection and information security policy.

From 2001 until 2012, McNabb directed the California Office of Privacy Protection, which was a resource and advocate on privacy issues. Before that she worked in public affairs and marketing, in both the public and private sectors, including five years with an international marketing company in France.  She attended Occidental College and holds a master’s degree in Medieval Literature from the University of California, Davis.

Eva Velasquez
President/CEO
Identity Theft Resource Center

Eva Velasquez is the President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity theft. She previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney's Office. Eva has a passion for consumer protection and privacy issues and is constantly striving to educate the public about these important topics. She is recognized as a nationwide expert on identity theft and is a recipient of awards such as The Stevie® Award for Women in Business.

Al Pascual
Senior Analyst of Security, Risk and Fraud
Javelin Strategy & Research

Alphonse R. Pascual III, CFE brings his industry experience and passion for fighting financial crime to bear in leading Javelin's Security, Risk, and Fraud practice.

An accomplished fraud investigator, he began his career with HSBC during the height of the mortgage boom. With HSBC's Borrower Verification department, Al performed enhanced due diligence investigations of high risk loans. He was subsequently tapped by Goldman Sachs to join the Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities division, serving on their mortgage fraud investigations team.

Al later transitioned to Fidelity National Information Services (now FIS Global), a recognized leader in financial technology. In the Risk Operations department, Al successfully lead complex, data driven investigations of organized payment fraud groups throughout the country.

Al is a member of several regional and national financial crime investigation organizations, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. He earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree in History from the University of South Florida.

Moderators & Panelists

Bob Sullivan
Journalist

Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and author of The New York Times best-sellers, Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. He has appeared as a consumer advocate and technology expert on shows, including NBC’s “Today” and “Nightly News.” He helped found MSNBC.com and wrote there for nearly 20 years, penning the consumer advocacy column, “The Red Tape Chronicles.”

Eduard Goodman
Global Privacy Officer
CyberScout

An internationally trained attorney and data protection expert, Eduard has nearly 15 years of experience in privacy law, cyber insurance and incident management. He has studied under U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Salzburg, Austria, conducted dissertation research at the International Court of Justice in the Hague and interviewed Edward Snowden.  Eduard is a member of the state bar of Arizona where he sits on the Technology Committee and co-chairs its Data Privacy/Security & Cyber Insurance Subcommittee. Eduard is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), covering designations for the U.S., Canada and European Union. 

Victor Searcy
Director of Fraud Operations
CyberScout

Victor has nearly 20 years of experience managing fraud operations in the banking industry. His areas of expertise include fraud detection, claims, investigations and recovery functions. He was Bank of America’s vice president of loss prevention and managed at Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and Union Planters Bank.

Arthur Tisi
CIO
Natural Markets Food Group

Arthur Tisi is a musician, songwriter, technologist and entrepreneur. He has experience as a CEO, CIO and CTO. He is an advisor to several technology, retail and entertainment companies and was formerly the CIO for Fairway Market in New York City. Tisi was part of the team that brought Fairway Market public in the Spring of 2013 (Nasdaq Ticker FWM). Prior to his current work, Arthur was the Chairman of @Thought Technologies and CEO of EXA/Infosys, he has also served as Chief Information Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Arthur has advised the Graham School of the University of Chicago and has served as a consultant to the technology industry. Mr. Tisi is also a mentor for the Columbia University Executive MBA program. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS and a variety of other radio and television programs. He has also collaborated with Tom Brokaw on technology lectures. Mr. Tisi has testified on multiple occasions before the United States Congress regarding technology and security and has been extensively quoted on technology and technology forensics matters in the New York Law Journal, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. He has published one book on digital technology (KUNSTHALLE DIGITAL) and is in the process or completing a second on social media analytics.

Mr. Tisi was recently issued a United States Patent (US 8,635,238,B2) focused on Analytics for Sales, Customers and Margin.

Mr. Tisi has also written and performed with a number of music artists as a singer, guitarist, pianist and drummer. His collaborations have included song-writing and performing with many renown musicians in various genres of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop and Hip Hop. He is currently working on Jazz and Acoustic album releases which will be released later in 2014 with proceeds being donated to several charities.

David Smith
Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wilmslow, Cheshire

David Smith is the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for the Data Protection supervisory functions of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) based in Wilmslow, Cheshire. 

As well as providing Data Protection leadership across the Information Commissioner’s Office, David has direct responsibility for oversight of its Strategic Liaison Division which develops and manages the ICO’s relations with its key stakeholders. He is a member of both the Commissioner’s Management Board and Executive Team.

The international aspects of David’s work involve representing the UK on the Article 29 Working Party of European Supervisory Authorities set up under the Data Protection Directive.He was also the Chairman of the data protection supervisory body for Europol from October 2006 to October 2009.

Mike Young
Banking Product Team Manager
EverBank

Mike Young is the Banking Product Team Manager at EverBank and has over 20 years of financial services industry experience, principally in the area of product management. Since joining EverBank in May 2006, Mike has been involved in managing consumer and business banking products as well as online and mobile banking services. Previously, Young was the mortgage product manager for Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation.

Jon Lough
Data Privacy & MPL Underwriter
The Hartford

Jon Lough is Data Privacy Underwriter for The Hartford, which provides several commercial Data Privacy and Network Security insurance products responding to first and third party liability. Previously, Jon worked as an insurance broker specializing in Data Privacy and Network Security Insurance purchase and coverage evaluation.

Jon’s article on assessing cyber and privacy issues was published by IRMI in 2011. Jon received is Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 2012 and currently serves on the local chapter’s board of directors.

Jon received his B.S. in Insurance and Risk Management from Indiana State University.

Neal O'Farrell
Executive Director
Identity Theft Council

Neal is regarded as one of the early pioneers of the cybersecurity industry, and was working full time in the industry before most of today's cyber security firms were born. He has advised the U.S. Congress and the Government of Bulgaria on security issues, as well as retailers like bebe Stores and Cost Plus World Market. In 2001 the Institute for International Research (IIR) described Neal as one the world's Top 20 security experts.

As Executive Director of the Identity Theft Council, an award-winning non-profit victim support network, he has personally helped thousands of victims of identity theft get through the process. The Council is a national partnership that includes the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the Community Bankers of America, the Online Trust Alliance, the Identity Theft Resource Center, and the Elder Financial Protection Network. In 2011 Neal's work was recognized by the security industry when the Council was the first non-profit to win the prestigious SC Magazine Editor's Choice Award, presented at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. Previous winners of the award include the SANS Institute and the NSA.

Eric Dolden
Lawyer
Dolden Wallace Folick

Eric has been practicing insurance law for 34 years and named as one of Canada's top commercial insurance lawyers by Lexpert magazine. Eric is a founding partner in the firm which is now ranked as one of the Top 5 Insurance Boutique law firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

Early in his career, Eric was involved in a leadership capacity in the Canadian Bar Association having served as the Chair of the National Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Coverage work, including his role as national and monitoring counsel for various specialized insurance programs, has resulted in Eric being the insurer's counsel of choice on many high profile and well known coverage cases decided in various jurisdictions across Canada. One of his main practice areas includes cyber liability and coverage.

Kathleen Porter
Attorney
Robinson+Cole

Kathleen Porter is an intellectual property and technology partner in the Business Transactions Practice Group, resident in the Boston office, and former chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Her practice straddles the areas of intellectual property, business transactions, trade regulation, and Internet law and includes import/export control issues, such as compliance and enforcement, competition, privacy, and data security. Additionally, Ms. Porter regularly advises foreign companies on their entry into the U.S. market. Her clients include precision manufacturing, life science, energy, consumer products, software, Internet and e-commerce, and other technology-driven businesses.

She counsels businesses on the development and implementation of data security and privacy practices to comply with the patchwork of laws and rules applicable to the collection, use, safeguarding, sharing, and transfer of protected or personal data. She regularly structures arrangements with promoters, marketers, website exchanges, and other third parties for the purchase, sale, sharing, and safeguarding of personal data. Ms. Porter prepares and negotiates representations, warranties, and indemnities regarding personal or protected data and privacy and data practices. She also assists clients with privacy audits and works with third-party certification organizations to obtain certification of companies' privacy practices. She guides clients through internal investigations to assess and address notice and other obligations regarding privacy breaches. Ms. Porter often works closely with our litigation attorneys to manage external investigations such as those by federal or state regulators.

Additionally, Ms. Porter is active in trade and privacy-focused professional organizations and attends professional, FTC, and state AG-sponsored workshops and programs to keep apprised of trade and privacy initiatives, trends, and legislative agendas as well as behavioral and dynamic marketing and emerging uses of personal data.

A regular speaker and author on data privacy and technology issues in commercial transactions, Ms. Porter was a Chicago panelist at the Fourteenth Annual PLI Privacy & Data Security Conference (2013) and will be a Chicago panelist for Fifteenth Annual PLI Privacy & Data Security Conference in 2014. Kathleen also speaks each year at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program (MCLE) on Fundamentals of Data Security Law. Over the last several years, she has also spoken and authored articles on the use of mobile devices in the workplace (BYOD), including for the American Bar Association's Business Section, the International Legal Technology Association, and Network World. Ms. Porter is also an editor and contributing author of e-counsel: The Executive's Legal Guide to Electronic Commerce, published by Robinson & Cole.

Ali Waezzadah
Vice President of Information Security
CBS

Ali is an accomplished professional with 15 years of experience in various government agencies and private industries building and managing Information security disciplines able to swiftly align to continuous changes in technology landscape, security risks, business needs, and regulatory obligations. He currently serves as the Vice President of Information Security for CBS helping to execute the vision of information security risk management for CBS’s diverse portfolio of media businesses. Prior to CBS he served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Altegrity/Kroll responsible for establishing the firm’s first security organization and led the integration of security services across its companies resulting in both gains in efficiencies and improvement of security posture. Earlier, he held the position of Corporate Information Security Officer and Associate Director of Security Program at College Board. He is CISSP, CISM and holds B.S. in Information Technology and MBA from Marymount University.

Ginger McCall
Associate Director
Electronic Privacy Information Center

Ginger McCall is Associate Director of EPIC and Director of EPIC's Open Government Program and IPIOP Program. Ms. McCall works on a variety of issues at EPIC, including consumer protection, open government requests, amicus curiae briefs, and national security matters. She oversees EPIC's Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and is a co-editor of Litigation Under the Federal Government Laws 2010. Ms. McCall has been published in the New York Times and has co-authored several amicus curiae briefs on privacy issues to the Supreme Court of the United States. She has been invited to speak on privacy and open government issues in a variety of academic and conference venues, including the 2009 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, the Internet Governance Forum USA 2009 Conference, Duke Law School's Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, and the New England Consortium of State Labor Relations Agencies 11th Annual Conference. Ms. McCall has also provided expert commentary for local, national, and international media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, NPR, MSNBC, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Al Jazeera.

Ms. McCall is a graduate of Cornell Law School and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in English Literature. While in law school, she interned at the American Civil Liberties Union in Pittsburgh and at EPIC. Ms. McCall was the president of the Cornell Law School National Lawyers Guild and was awarded Cornell's Freeman Prize for Civil and Human Rights.

Michael McCullough
CPO
Macy's

Michael McCullough has been intimately involved in privacy and information management (IM) for over 15 years. He has extensive experience across public and private sectors and multiple media addressing privacy and IM issues from legal, policy and business perspectives. McCullough brings project leadership, thought leadership and innovation to bear in delivering holistic privacy and IM approaches and solutions for managing data risks, enhancing demonstrable compliance, maximizing data asset and business value, while building and preserving trust.
  
Currently, McCullough serves as corporate vice president, enterprise information management and chief privacy officer for Macy’s, Inc., reporting to the general counsel and chief administrative officer. In this role, McCullough is responsible for data classification; data risk management; contract assurance for information protection; policy management; and responsible information management (RIM) training; and he leads the data incident response team. He is vice-chair of the Macy’s Responsible Information Management Executive (RIMX) Council—Macy’s information governance and privacy organization; is a senior member of the security risk assessment team; and serves on the board for Macy’s customer and credit services.
 
Previously, McCullough was the privacy competency lead in IBM’s public sector—security, privacy, wireless and IT governance group. There, he collaborated across IBM, providing privacy and IM leadership, expertise, and assistance in the development of IBM privacy services, technologies and business development.
 
McCullough is an IBM enterprise privacy architecture (EPA) patent holder. He has developed or authored various information management approaches, solutions, and service offerings including IBM Data Breach Protection & Risk Assessment (DPRA), a breach diagnostic tool, IBM Privacy & Information Management EnteRprise (PRIMER), a holistic approach building privacy into business operations.
 
In 2009, McCullough led the development of the IBM privacy maturity model and supported privacy-related research projects and teams, such as the IBM Hippocratic Database and Server Privacy Architecting and Capability Enablement Language (SPARCLE) teams. McCullough served as an editor of the inaugural Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G) exam.
 
McCullough served as one of the first-named chief privacy officers in the United States in 2000. There, he conceived and implemented a comprehensive privacy management system for GNP solutions, aided clients and business partners in privacy management, developing methodologies and practices to address issues of privacy and security.
 
McCullough received his JD from the National Law Center at the George Washington University. He is a former Marine infantryman.

Mike LeBaron
Global Security Investigations
Symantec

Michael LeBaron is a security investigator in the Intelligence Operations group at Symantec Corporation’s Global Security Office. LeBaron is also a California licensed attorney and CISSP. He worked at the Placer County District Attorney's Office Felony Unit, and as a private attorney. He was educated at Clark University, McGeorge School of Law, and the University of Salzburg. LeBaron has spoken on diverse security topics including SMB security; epistemological and linguistic problems in information and security theories; politics of security; insider threat; national security and public/private sector partnership; and criminal law and procedure.

Kelly Jackson Higgins
Executive Editor
Dark Reading

Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Chester Wisniewski
Senior Security Advisor
Sophos

Chester "Chet" Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos with more than 15 years experience in the security industry. In his current role Chester conducts research into computer security and online privacy with the goal of making security information more accessible to the public, media and IT professionals. Chester frequently writes articles for the award winning Naked Security blog, produces the weekly podcast Sophos Security Chet Chat and is a frequent speaker at conferences and in the press.

Mark McCurley
Senior Information Security Advisor
CyberScout

Mark has more than 24 years of experience in information technology and security.  During the last decade, his career has centered on information security, risk management and compliance for customer information systems that are required to adhere to commercial, federal and DoD regulatory compliance mandates and directives. Mark has developed security programs and has been directly responsible for ensuring customer information systems successfully passed IT security and compliance audits. He holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) and Security+ certifications, and specializes in security and compliance for the following federal, DoD, UK and commercial compliance mandates: DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Safe Harbor, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI). Mark most recently worked in a senior role for Sony where he was responsible for their vulnerability management and risk assessments platform.  Prior to that, he has been a director of information security for TITAN Hosting Global Services and FireHost, Inc. He also has six years of experience as a consultant with Carpathia Hosting Corporation where he worked with clients such as IBM, Northrop Grumman and Symantec.

Barbara Lawler
Chief Privacy Officer
Intuit

Barbara Lawler is the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intuit, makers of, TurboTax®, QuickBooks®, and other online financial services, and is responsible for creating and driving data stewardship, privacy by design and data use accountability, regulatory analysis to deliver the best experiences to customers and employees. Intuit tied for first as the “Most Trusted Company for Privacy in America” in 2007, and finished in the top 10 since 2006.

Before Intuit, Ms. Lawler spent over 20 years in privacy, data management and marketing at Hewlett Packard, and was their first Chief Privacy Officer. While there, she lead a global team responsible for online and offline privacy strategy, policy and Privacy By Design standards creation to support the HP brand and standing as an exemplary corporate citizen. HP was chosen as the inaugural “Most Trusted Company for Privacy” in 2004.      

Ms. Lawler participates in privacy and information policy leadership groups, including the Executive Committee of the Center for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), Ponemon Institute RIM Council Advisory Board (Chair), TRUSTe Advisory Board, The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Information Accountability Foundation. Personally invited to be a Privacy by Design Ambassador, Ontario Canada IPC Dr. Ann Cavoukian. She is a previous member of the IAPP Board of Directors, has served on the California Office of Privacy Protection Advisory Board for breach notification, and the BBBOnLine Advisory Board. She has testified twice before the U.S. Congress House Energy and Commerce Committee (2001, 2011), twice before the Senate Commerce Committee (2002, 2011), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (2004-2011) and the Internal Revenue Service (2006). She has a B.S. in Business from San Jose State University, certifications in Advertising and Marketing Communications, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Event Hosts

Adam Levin
Chairman and Founder
CyberScout

Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on cyber security, privacy, identity theft, fraud and personal finance. A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Adam is chairman and founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He wrote the Amazon best seller, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves. 

Matt Cullina
CEO
CyberScout

Matt Cullina has served as CEO of CyberScout since 2008. Under Matt’s leadership, CyberScout has grown to become the best-in-class provider of identity and data defense services—from proactive protection and education to successful resolution. The company has expanded globally, as well, with offices in North America and Western Europe.

Matt serves on the boards of the Identity Theft Resource Center and First Star. He was a member of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission. He is a desired expert speaker on all topics related to identity theft, data risk management, and breach prevention and response.

Before joining CyberScout, Matt spent nearly 15 years in the insurance industry, with litigation and product management roles at MetLife Auto & Home, Fireman’s Fund and Traveler’s Insurance. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University. Matt lives with his wife Virginia and their three children in Providence, Rhode Island.

Master of Ceremonies

Herb Weisbaum
Emmy Award-winning Consumer Expert

Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan, is one of America’s top consumer experts. He covers the consumer beat for NBCNews.com. Herb’s stories warn people about rip-offs and scams, including cyber fraud and other digital dangers. During his distinguished career, Herb has reported for NBC’s “Today” show and CBS News. His Emmy award-winning TV reports have exposed everything from mail fraud to bogus investments. Herb’s dedication to helping consumers has been honored by the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League. You can read Herb’s NBC News stories on his website ConsumerMan.com.

Speakers

Joe Barton
Congressman

Congressman Joe Barton was first elected to serve the Sixth District of Texas in 1984. In 2004, he was selected by his colleagues to be the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce—the oldest standing legislative House committee. Barton was the first Texan since former House Speaker Sam Rayburn to chair this important committee. The Energy & Commerce Committee has, arguably, the broadest non tax-oriented jurisdiction of any congressional committee, with principal House responsibility over matters relating to commerce, public health and marketplace interests. Barton is currently the senior Republican and serves as Chairman Emeritus of the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

The “House GOP’s leading expert on energy policy” (Wall Street Journal, 10/2002), Barton has led the House charge to pass comprehensive national energy policy legislation. In the past two congresses, he has shared authorship of the two most comprehensive energy policy packages to pass in the House since the 1930s. Barton has committed himself to passing legislation promoting an environment of high supply, low demand, consumer-friendly prices and environmental protection. A proponent of competition, Barton is additionally responsible for both the first electricity deregulation legislation to pass a House subcommittee, and for legislation which deregulated the natural gas industry.

Barton was recognized in 2003 by National Journal as one of the “Republicans to Watch.” In his first legislative victory as Chairman, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation to limit indecency on the public airwaves. As a founding co-Chairman of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, he continues in his new role to preserve American’s financial and medical privacy, and has in particular used his jurisdiction to protect safety and privacy in the ever-expanding Internet universe. As founding co-Chairman of Asthma Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, Barton has consistently supported common sense, environmentally sound clean-air policy at the local, state and national level. He remains committed to supporting advanced research and increased funding for diabetes, cancer and the issues of home, rural and mental health, and was responsible for the passage of landmark FDA reform legislation designed to improve the way the agency approves medical devices.

Joe Barton was born on September 15, 1949 in Waco, Texas. An avid baseball player growing up, he earned a four-year Gifford-Hill Opportunity Award scholarship to Texas A&M University, where he was the outstanding industrial engineering student for the Class of 1972. After earning a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University, he joined Ennis Business Forms, where he rose to the position of Assistant to the Vice President. In 1981, he was selected for the prestigious White House Fellows Program, and served as an aide to then-Energy Secretary James B. Edwards. He returned to Texas in 1982 as a natural gas decontrol consultant for Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Company before being elected to Congress.

Barton and his wife Terri live in Ennis, Texas. He has four children, two stepchildren and five grandchildren.

Theresa Payton
President, Fortalice and Former White House CIO

The specter of a massive cyberattack is the most urgent concern confronting the nation’s information technology infrastructure today, an issue Theresa Payton understands better than anyone. Through the lens of years of experience in high-level private and public IT leadership roles, Payton delivers sought-after solutions that strengthen cyber-security measures and neutralize e-crime offenders.

Payton is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008—the first woman ever to hold that position—she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members. Prior to working in federal government, Payton held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

As founder of Fortalice, LLC, a security, risk, and fraud consulting company, she now lends her expertise to organizations large and small, helping them improve their information technology systems against emerging, amorphous cyber threats. In 2010, she was named by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 “Most Influential People in Security.” She serves as a cyber expert for the syndicated program America Now and is co-author of Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?

Payton candidly equips audiences with far-reaching lessons on how to protect the growing millions who use the internet daily as well as the organizations who are on the front lines of fending off rapidly evolving, infrastructure-crippling cyberattacks.

Eva Velasquez
President/CEO
Identity Theft Resource Center

Eva Velasquez is the President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity theft. She previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney's Office. Eva has a passion for consumer protection and privacy issues and is constantly striving to educate the public about these important topics. She is recognized as a nationwide expert on identity theft and is a recipient of awards such as The Stevie® Award for Women in Business.

Fred Lane
Author, Privacy Expert

Frederick S. Lane is an author, attorney, expert witness, and professional speaker on the legal and cultural implications of emerging technology. Frederick has written six non-fiction books about privacy and cyber topics, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles on a wide variety of topics, including constitutional rights (particularly freedom of speech), privacy online and in the workplace, the impact of technology on our rights and liberties, and the separation of church and state.

Frederick has appeared as a guest on a variety of national television programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend, NBC’s Weekend Today, ABC’s Nightline, CBS’s 60 MinutesThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and assorted BBC documentaries. He is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities about Internet technology, personal and workplace privacy, and computer forensics. Frederick is a graduate of Amherst College and Boston College Law School.

Alessandro Acquisti
Associate Professor
Carnagie Mellon University

Alessandro Acquisti is an associate professor at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the co-director of CMU Center for Behavioral and Decision Research where he investigates the economics of privacy. His studies have spearheaded the application of behavioral economics to the analysis of privacy and information security decision making, and the analysis of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks. Alessandro has been the recipient several prestigious awards, he has testified before the U.S. Senate and House committees on issues related to privacy policy and consumer behavior, and his findings have been featured in national and international media outlets, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Wired.com, NPR, CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, and Fox News.

Charlie Kingdollar
Vice President
General Re

Charlie Kingdollar is a Vice President and leads General Re’s emerging issues unit contained in the Treaty Division of General Reinsurance. Having been with the group for 33 years, he is responsible for tracking and analyzing developments that create new or changing exposures, and assessing their potential impact on Property/Casualty insurance industry. He regularly consults with clients on both the impact of emerging issues and the underwriting actions insurers may wish to implement to address these exposures. Charlie reports these legal, scientific, and societal developments in a variety of Gen Re publications.

Moderators & Panelists

Bob Sullivan
Journalist

Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and author of The New York Times best-sellers, Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. He has appeared as a consumer advocate and technology expert on shows, including NBC’s “Today” and “Nightly News.” He helped found MSNBC.com and wrote there for nearly 20 years, penning the consumer advocacy column, “The Red Tape Chronicles.”

Eduard Goodman
Global Privacy Officer
CyberScout

An internationally trained attorney and data protection expert, Eduard has nearly 15 years of experience in privacy law, cyber insurance and incident management. He has studied under U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Salzburg, Austria, conducted dissertation research at the International Court of Justice in the Hague and interviewed Edward Snowden.  Eduard is a member of the state bar of Arizona where he sits on the Technology Committee and co-chairs its Data Privacy/Security & Cyber Insurance Subcommittee. Eduard is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), covering designations for the U.S., Canada and European Union. 

Andrea Donovan Napp
Attorney
Robinson+Cole, LLP

Andrea Donovan Napp is an attorney with Robinson & Cole LLP and chair of Robinson+Cole’s Electronic Discovery and Information Management Team. Ms. Napp’s practice spans the entire EDRM spectrum, from issues related to data retention and security through production of data in contested matters. A litigator by training, Ms. Napp frequently counsels clients on all aspects of data management, including litigation readiness planning, cyber security strategies, and data breach response plans. Ms. Napp also has significant experience in the full range of e-discovery issues, including development of defensible collection policies, and management of large scale reviews and production.

Neal O'Farrell
Executive Director
Identity Theft Council

Neal is regarded as one of the early pioneers of the cybersecurity industry, and was working full time in the industry before most of today's cyber security firms were born. He has advised the U.S. Congress and the Government of Bulgaria on security issues, as well as retailers like bebe Stores and Cost Plus World Market. In 2001 the Institute for International Research (IIR) described Neal as one the world's Top 20 security experts.

As Executive Director of the Identity Theft Council, an award-winning non-profit victim support network, he has personally helped thousands of victims of identity theft get through the process. The Council is a national partnership that includes the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the Community Bankers of America, the Online Trust Alliance, the Identity Theft Resource Center, and the Elder Financial Protection Network. In 2011 Neal's work was recognized by the security industry when the Council was the first non-profit to win the prestigious SC Magazine Editor's Choice Award, presented at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. Previous winners of the award include the SANS Institute and the NSA.

Steve Reger
Director, Director Consumer Solutions & Fraud Victim Assistance
TransUnion

Steve is a leading authority on financial crimes and credit repair. Throughout the United States he has given hundreds of presentations to consumers, banks, law enforcement and other government agencies on the subject. Steve is a P.O.S.T. certified trainer for the State of California and has been an active member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators’ Southern California Chapter since 1991 and is a member of the Orange County Financial Crimes Investigators Association. Since 1991, Steve has successfully completed hundreds of hours of formal training on the subject of financial crimes.

Steve has been interviewed by numerous publications on the subject of financial crimes, including MSNBC Online, Reader’s Digest, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, the New York Times, Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. He has appeared in both television and radio segments.

Steve attended California State University, Fullerton and the University of Phoenix and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Management.

John Dewoski
General Counsel
Speed Wire

John has been General Counsel to Speed Wire since 1996 when it began as a service provider for national telecom and security companies. John has over 15 years of legal experience advising corporations on mergers and acquisitions, employment law issues, contract negotiations, and has current, hands-on experience in incident response from working on the Speed Wire incident response team.

Susan Blair
Chief Privacy Officer
University of Florida

Susan Blair has been the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the University of Florida since 2002. In 2007, she was promoted to Chief Privacy Officer for all privacy-related activities, i.e. HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, FACTA, COPPA, SSN protections, and Identity Theft Prevention (Red Flags).

Susan worked in clinical health care and corporate environments for nearly 30 years before moving to academia. Over the years, she completed graduate degrees in law, finance, and management; she also holds professional certifications for information privacy, corporate compliance and ethics, internal audit, and community mediation. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem for Florida’s Courts and as a Docent at the Harn Art Museum.

David Richardson
Senior Vice President
BF Re Underwriters

David H. Richardson is Senior Vice President of BF Re Underwriters (A Berkley Company). Richardson joined WR Berkley in 2011 as Head of Professional Liability and Product Development after 22 years with Munich Re where he was a facultative and treaty underwriter. He also spent ten years as a primary underwriter and managed a team that developed BF Re’s Cyber Turnkey product, marketed by Account Executives located in seven branches across the country.

Joseph Lazzarotti
Partner
Jackson Lewis LLP

Joseph J. Lazzarotti is a Partner in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He leads the firm’s Privacy, Social Media and Information Management Practice, edits the Firm’s Privacy Blog, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. His practice focuses on the matrix of laws governing the privacy, security and management of data, as well as the impact and regulation of social media.

Mike LeBaron
Global Security Investigations
Symantec

Michael LeBaron is a security investigator in the Intelligence Operations group at Symantec Corporation’s Global Security Office. LeBaron is also a California licensed attorney and CISSP. He worked at the Placer County District Attorney's Office Felony Unit, and as a private attorney. He was educated at Clark University, McGeorge School of Law, and the University of Salzburg. LeBaron has spoken on diverse security topics including SMB security; epistemological and linguistic problems in information and security theories; politics of security; insider threat; national security and public/private sector partnership; and criminal law and procedure.

Alex Tsetsenekos
VP and General Manager for Home Vertical
LexisNexus®

Alex Tsetsenekos is the Vice President and General Manager for Home Vertical at LexisNexis®. He is responsible for all aspects of the Personal Lines Property Vertical, including: overall strategy, profitable growth, new product development, partnership development, as well as contributing to the management and carrier experience of our key customers.

Prior to joining LexisNexis®, Alex spent fourteen years with various insurance carriers in a variety of management positions in the areas of Product Management, Underwriting, strategy, system implementation, & operations management. 

In his most recent role, Alex was the Global Head of Proposition Development for Personal Lines at Zurich Financial Services.

Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and his Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University.