Analyst

Jennifer J. Minella

Jennifer J. Minella

VP of Engineering and security, Carolina Advanced Digital

Jennifer Minella is currently VP of Engineering and Consulting CISO with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. In her engineering role, Minella leads strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, Minella is a published Author, Editorial Contributor and trusted Adviser for information security topics to media. No stranger to public speaking, she’s presented at RSA Conference, NSA Trusted Computing Conference, Interop, Infosec World, Deep Sec, SecTor, CSI and many others.

Nick Sullivan

Nick Sullivan

head of cryptography, CloudFaretw

Nick Sullivan is a leading cryptography and security expert. He founded and built the security team at CloudFlare, one of the world’s leading web security companies. He is a digital rights management pioneer in his work building Apple’s multi-billion dollar iTunes store. He is the author of over a dozen computer security patents and holds an MSc in Cryptography and a BMath in Pure Mathematics.

Gal Shpantzer

Gal Shpantzer

Contributing Analyst, securosis

Gal Shpantzer has 16 years of experience as an Independent Security Professional and is a Trusted Advisor to CISOs of large corporations, technology and pharma startups, universities and nonprofits/NGOs. He now focuses on emerging threats to availability as well as confidentiality, specifically preparing for ransomware and nukeware. He founded the privacy subgroup of the NIST Smart Grid cybersecurity task group. With Dr. Christophe Veltsos he presented the ongoing Security Outliers project, focusing on the role of culture in risk management, at RSA, CSI, BSides and Baythreat conferences.

Aleks Gostev

Aleks Gostev

Chief Security Expert, Kaspersky Lab

Aleks has headed the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab since 2008, and specializes in all aspects of information security, including mobile malware. His responsibilities include detecting and analyzing new malware. His research and analytical articles are published both on dedicated IT sites and in the mass media. He has been with the company since 2002, and is based in Moscow. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Aleks worked as CTO at KomiSat, as Manager of the ISP department at Komite, and as System Administrator at SMZ. In 1996, he founded the Republic of Komi Antivirus Center, and in 1998, he acted as project coordinator of the Wildlist Russia Project, an initiative which was launched with the aim of collecting and analyzing information about malware outbreaks in the Russian Federation.

Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry

President, Services Division, and Chief Security Officer, CrowdStrike

Shawn Henry is the president of CrowdStrike Services and CSO and a retired executive assistant director of the FBI. Henry, who served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau’s headquarters, is credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyberexperts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dale Drew

Dale Drew

Chief Security Officer, Zayo Group

Dale is currently the Chief Security Officer at Zayo Group, a global telecommunications service provider, specializing in Optical, Internet and Colocation services. Prior to Zayo, Dale was the Chief Security Strategist at CenturyLink and the Chief Security Officer for Level 3. Dale Drew is an accomplished and experienced corporate security executive with 31 years of experience in developing critical global security programs, working in Federal/State Law Enforcement and with Internet Service Providers (ISP). Dale brings a practical capability to integrating security into the culture of the business, enabling the company to be more flexible, with demonstrable results.

Anton Chuvakin

Anton Chuvakin

Research Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Anton Chuvakin is a Research VP at Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) Security and Risk Management Strategies (SRMS) team. He is a recognized ecurity expert in the field of SIEM, log management and PCI DSS compliance. He is the Author of Security Warrior, PCI Compliance and Logging and Log Management, and he contributed to Know Your Enemy II, Information Security Management Handbook and others. Chuvakin has published dozens of papers on log management, SIEM, correlation, security data analysis, PCI DSS, honeypots, etc. His blog securitywarrior.org was one of the most popular in the industry. In addition, Chuvakin taught classes and presented at many security conferences across the world; he recently addressed audiences in the US, UK, Singapore, Spain, Russia and more.