Alex Stamos is a computer security expert and former chief information security officer at Facebook. He previously served as chief information security officer at Yahoo! beginning in 2014. Before working in the technology industry, Stamos attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated in 2001 with a degree in EECS. He went on to co-found iSEC Partners, a security consulting firm, which was purchased in 2010 by the British NCC Group.
Phil Agcaoili is a Senior Vice President at U.S. Bancorp and the Chief Information Security Officer at Elavon. He has been an influential leader in the information security industry for 25 years and has established industry-leading security organizations from startups to the Fortune 25. He was previously the CISO at Cox Communications, VeriSign and SecureIT, and led successful global security teams at Dell, Scientific-Atlanta and General Electric.
Andy Ellis is Akamai’s Chief Security Officer, governing the safety, resilience and compliance of its planetary-scale network. He is the designer of several critical Akamai technologies, including its secure TLS acceleration network and many of the core components of the company’s web security solutions. Ellis is a frequent speaker on issues of Internet security, safety and risk management, has participated in the FCC-CSRIC and NIAC, and is an affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center on Internet & Society. He is a graduate of MIT and a former US Air Force officer, the recipient of the CSO Compass Award, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and the Spirit of Disneyland Award.
Michael Coates is the former Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter. He headed Twitter’s security program across all elements of information security. Coates was Chairman and is a current member of the global board of directors for OWASP, the largest open source application security community. Prior to 2015, he was Director of Product Security at Shape and worked with an amazing team to drastically change the way organizations defend against modern application attacks. From 2010 through 2013 Coates was at Mozilla where he built and lead the security assurance program to protect nearly half a billion Firefox users, and Mozilla web applications and infrastructure. Prior to 2010 he maintained a diverse set of technical security roles assessing the security posture of banks, governments and enterprises.
Adam Ely lives at the intersection of technology innovation and operations, having founded a successful Andreessen Horowitz backed security software company.He founded Bluebox Security which was acquired by lookout, drove security innovation at Walmart, Salesforce, TiVo and Walt Disney. He invests and advises startups focusing on security, go to market strategy and growth.
Zane Lackey is the Co-Founder/Chief Security Officer at Signal Sciences and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Internet Bug Bounty Program and the US State Department-backed Open Technology Fund. Prior to Signal Sciences, Lackey was the Director of Security Engineering at Etsy and a Senior Security Consultant at iSEC Partners. He has been featured in notable media outlets such as the BBC, Associated Press, Forbes, Wired, CNET, Network World, and SC Magazine. A frequent speaker at top industry conferences, he has presented at Black Hat, RSAC, USENIX, Velocity, Microsoft BlueHat, SANS, OWASP, QCon, and has given invited lectures at Facebook, Goldman Sachs, IBM and the Federal Trade Commission.
Richard Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility LLC. Richard participates in corporate, community, private, and government security councils and working groups, setting standards, policiesM, and solutions for current and emerging security issues. As Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility, he has led the organization’s security effort by developing an international team to tackle targeted attacks, cyber-crime, and emerging threats to mobile devices. He has organized, developed, and deployed practices, tools, and techniques to protect the enterprise’s intellectual property worldwide. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security, Richard has spoken at many of the leading security conferences and seminars around the world.
He is chief information security officer for Bank of America. He leads the Global Information Security team responsible for the bank’s information security strategy, policy and programs. He serves as a member of the Global Technology & Operations senior leadership team. Froelich has held leadership positions overseeing key components of the bank’s information security capabilities. He most recently led the Cybersecurity Technology team, responsible for innovation and architecture, engineering, development, deployment, maintenance and support of technology security controls. In addition, Froelich has held roles responsible for managing the company’s security operations, insider threat and information protection programs. Prior to Countrywide Financial’s acquisition by Bank of America, he was responsible for Countrywide’s cybersecurity technology, data and voice networks, crisis management and security operations. Froelich currently serves on the board of directors as chairman of the Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the executive committee of BITS, the technology policy division of the Financial Services Roundtable. Previously, he held positions on the executive committee for the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council, the board of directors of Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group and GuardSight, and was the financial services sector representative for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cross Sector Cyber Security Working Group. Since 2010, he has filed for eleven information security patents.
Jared Carstensen is an internationally recognized information and cyber security professional with broad experience in the design, implementation and governance of security controls, business strategies and frameworks across global organizations, spanning multiple sectors. For the past 13 years, he has been advising Fortune 500, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, government and state departments, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, utilities and financial services entities on all areas of information and cybersecurity. He is the CISO for a FTSE 100 company located in Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the IT Governance Institute Expert Panel, and is an author of the book “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks.” He has spoken at over 100 events globally.
Jake Kouns is the CISO for Risk Based Security and oversees the operations of the Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB.org). Kouns has presented at many well-known security conferences, including RSA, Black Hat, DEF CON, CISO Executive Summit, CanSecWest, SOURCE, FIRST and SyScan. He is the Co-Author of the books Information Technology Risk Management in Enterprise Environments (Wiley, 2010) and The Chief Information Security Officer (IT Governance, 2011). He holds both a bachelor of business administration and a master of business administration, with a concentration in information security from James Madison University. In addition, he holds a number of certifications including ISC2’s CISSP, and ISACA’s CISM, CISA and CGEIT.
Thom Langford is the Director of Sapient’s Global Security Office, responsible for all aspects of delivery and internal security, risk and compliance, and business continuity across Sapient’s global operations. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up, Langford brings an often opinionated view of risk, both in assessments and management, but manages to do so with humour and pragmatism (mostly). An international public speaker and award winning security blogger, he contributes to a number of industry blogs and publications. He is also the sole founder of Host Unknown, a loose collective of three Infosec luminaries, combined to make security education and infotainment films.
As head of IT Security for the Republic and Canton of Jura in Switzerland, Bruno is faced with the challenges of securing the city’s infrastructure and applications. Bruno is also part of the Swiss National Security Network, has twice been rewarded the French CSO of the year award, in 2005 and 2010, and has been a teacher at prestigious French Engineering university Mines Nancy. On top of that, Bruno has spoken at various InfoSec conferences and served as a supervisor for ISC2’s CISSP exam. For a taste of Bruno’s approach to being a CISO, his presentation on the CISO’s evolution for a recent ISC2 event offers fantastic insights.
Jaya Baloo the CISO of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands. She won the Cyber Security Executive of the Year Award in 2015. Baloo works with an amazing information security team of highly driven specialists. Working in the information security arena for the past 18 years, she has worked mostly for global telecommunications companies such as Verizon and France Telecom. Baloo is also a frequent speaker at security conferences on subjects around lawful interception, mass surveillance and cryptography.
Myrna Soto is SVP and CIISO at Comcast. In her role, Myrna is responsible for Enterprise Information and Infrastructure Security for Comcast. She is also responsible for Synergy and Integration efforts with NBCUniversal. She is the Executive Champion for the Hispanic Affinity group at Comcast “Unidos.” She is also an Executive Committee Board Member of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) and is a Member of the Board of Directors for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. Prior to Comcast, she served as CISO and VP of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International. She also held senior leadership positions with American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Kemper and Broadspire.
Dan Lohrmann is an internationally recognized security leader, technologist and author. Lohrmann currently serves as Michigan’s Chief Security Officer (CSO). During his 26-year career which began at the National Security Agency, he has served both public and private organizations which span the globe as a network engineer, IT Director, CTO, CISO and CIO. He is the author of the book Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web. He is also a globally recognized speaker on many IT topics, including best-practice government technology plans. He has received numerous professional awards including CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Top 100. He serves as an adviser for Information Assurance (IA) programs at four universities.