Jill is a strategic cybersecurity and digital risk Advisor to CISO, CSO, CRO leaders, Boards of Directors and their stakeholders. In this role, she leads strategic risk guidance and technology innovation programs to align clients' cybersecurity programs with their enterprise business strategy and digital transformation initiatives. Bringing 35 years in security practice, Jill is an expert in cybersecurity resiliency and enterprise risk program development for clients in government, research and corporate organizations. Her background spans sectors across the range of financial services, retail, medical device, manufacturing, critical infrastructure, energy, health care, education and security technology innovation industries. During her spare time, Jill serves in multiple volunteer leadership roles in the community, including Board Secretary, InfraGardMN Alliance; President, WiCyS Minnesota; Board Director, Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) and CISO Collaborative, Twin Cities. This year marks her 7th year with the Cybersecurity Summit Think Tank and Advisory Board.
Professor | Cofounder/Past Chairman CSS
Dr. Massoud Amin
Dr. Massoud Amin, IEEE and ASME Fellow, is a professor of electrical & computer engineering (ECE), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Recipient, at the University of Minnesota. He is widely credited as being the father of the smart electric power grid (https://tli.umn.edu/tli-blog/inspiration-behind-smart-grid-series-defining-moments), and a cyber-physical security leader, who directed all security-related R&D for all North American utilities after the 9/11 tragedies. He was asked to take on this role after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He was already working with federal agencies on related matters then. In fact, he was at a meeting less than a mile from the Pentagon, discussing disaster risk management with White House OSTP, U.S. DoD officials, and representative of other agencies when the terrorist attacks took place on September 11, 2001. Read full bio at https://massoud-amin.umn.edu.
Anne C. Bader is Principal, Bader Resources, LLC, Founder of The International Cybersecurity Dialogue, a Senior Associate Fellow of the Institute of Statecraft, London and an Associate Expert, Defense Security Emergence Team (EESD) Cnam, Paris. Previously, Mrs. Bader served as a Senior Research Fellow and Director, Advanced Research Assessment Group, The Defence Academy of The United Kingdom, UK; Visiting Programme Director, Wilton Park; Executive Vice President, The Fund for Peace; Vice President of the Atlantic Council of the United States; Trinity College and Business Executives for National Security, US. A citizen of Canada and the United States, she received a NATO award and is an Honorary Citizen of Hungary.
John Bonhage graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a Bachelors Degree in History in 1991. Prior to joining the FBI in 1995, John was a teacher in Japan and Alaska and traveled extensively around the world, to include living in India, Nigeria and Japan for 16 years.
Executive Director,Archimedes Center for Healthcare and Device Security
Bill Aerts is Executive Director of the Archimedes Center for Healthcare and Device Security at the University of Michigan. He provides leadership in supporting members and remaining active in the medical device security community. Bill retired in 2016 from Medtronic where he was Director of Product Security within Medtronic’s Global Security Office. Prior to that, he helped to build Medtronic’s original Information Security Program. Bill has created and championed information and product security programs in the insurance, transportation, retail and healthcare industries throughout his 30+ years of experience.
Vice President, Optum Technology
Gretchen Block began her professional journey at John Deere HealthCare in 1995 with roles in IT Asset Management, Computer Operations,and Security. Gretchen joined UnitedHealth Group in 2006, as part of the acquisition of John Deere Healthcare with UnitedHealth Group. With Optum she has been a part of the Enterprise Security organization, working specifically with risk governance, compliance, and threat management in support of the broader cybersecurity program. Currently, Gretchen leads the enterprise policy and risk governance teams, including security oversight for the enterprise supplier base. Gretchen has become a global leaders at Optum|UnitedHealth Group driving technology risk management across business towners and geographies.
Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer, National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Andrew Borene, JD, CISSP has experience leading advanced technology, high risk, and rapid growth initiatives for companies such as Symantec, IBM, LexisNexis, Booz Allen Hamilton and Wells Fargo. Most recently, he was turnaround CEO of Cipherloc Corporation. Previously, Senior Director of Symantec’s National Security Group (NSG). He has been a Senior Advisor to the Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as a consultant, and an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Pentagon. He is a former U.S. Marine officer.
Senior Manager, Mayo Clinic
Debra Bruemmer is a Senior Manager at Mayo Clinic within the Office of Information Security. She is accountable for leading a team to address cyber security resiliency for foundational assets (e.g. servers, workstations, applications, medical devices, IoT devices), maintain secure identity and access management practices, and uphold security principles in network segmentation. Debra received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Winona State University, a Masters in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University, and is CISSP certified.
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Old Republic
Christopher served as Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota. In this capacity, Christopher was responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise security architecture for state government. Before accepting this position, Christopher served as the Manager of Information Technology Audits for the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor. During his 19 years as an auditor, Christopher planned and oversaw information technology audit work done on large government computer systems. Christopher also provided state of the art technology tools and training for financial audit professionals who worked for the office. Christopher Buse graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Since graduation, he has supplemented his accounting degree with numerous computer science and management information systems courses. Christopher is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Christopher is active in many professional organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Christopher has held many leadership positions in ISACA during his career, including President.
Professor, Director and Co-Founder, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, ITL Security
Sean S. Costigan is the Director of ITL Security and a Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He is an expert in emerging security challenges and a sought-after speaker on matters of technology and national security. His current focus is on the nexus of cybersecurity capacity building and new challenges. He is the lead for NATO’s cybersecurity curriculum and is widely published on national security matters relating to information security and hybrid threats. In addition to his work for the Marshall Center, he is presently serving as the Senior Adviser to the NATO/PfPC Emerging Security Challenges Study Group, where he heads cybersecurity education efforts; Publisher of Defense Press; Adviser at Multivariate, and an Associate at the consultancies of Vision Foresight Strategy and i-Intelligence.
CISO, Mayo Clinic
SVP, Chief Security Officer, FireEye
Tim is a seasoned security leader with over 20 years experience building and running cyber security programs, large and complex incident response and breach investigations, and threat and vulnerability assessments. He has deep experience in cyber-threat intelligence, reverse engineering, computer forensics, intrusion detection, breach prevention, and applying six sigma/lean process to security. He is author/co-author of 17 books to date as well as regular training and speaking engagements at information security conferences. Currently Tim is Chief Security Officer for FireEye. There he and his team defend FireEye from some of the most sophisticated adversaries in the world.
Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason. Curry was also CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at Microstrategy in addition to senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent seven years at RSA variously as CSO, CTO and SVP of Product and as Head of RSA Labs. Curry also has over 25 patents in security from his time as a Security Architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs (in the IoT security space) in addition to a number of advisorships across the security spectrum. Curry is also a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute.
Senior Director, Cyber Security, Target
Jennifer Czaplewski is an innovative cyber security leader known for building and delivering critical security functions. She is an industry leader in DevSecOps and frequently shares insights at thought leadership forums like RSA, the Cyber Security Summit, DevOps.com and All Day DevOps. She is a patent holder and her work has been featured in SC Magazine and Dark Reading. Jennifer is currently a Senior Director in Target's Cyber Security team, leading Product Security, Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Protection. She is the 2021 co-chair of the Cyber Security Summit.
Security Director, Optum Technology
Mary Diner is currently a Security Director at Optum with primary responsibility for leading the UHG enterprise security roadmap, strategy and portfolio management. Mary has over twenty years of leadership experience in broad security experience with roles in architecture, program management, product management and operations. Mary lives in the Twin Cities metro area.
Assistant Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer , City of San José
Government Solutions Lead , Zoom Video Communications
Acting United States Attorney , U.S. Department of Justice
Managing Director, Mandiant
Mr. Ford is 20-year veteran in cybersecurity, incident response, and intelligence led cyber operations in both government and commercial sectors. Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. Ford served in executive leadership roles for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at FBI Headquarters’ Cyber and Special Technologies Divisions as well as field offices gaining experience on the front lines. Mr. Ford served as the responsible executive to the U.S. Cryptologic Centers for strategic and tactical oversight of global cyber operations and key asset protection. In these roles. Mr. Ford developed the framework used by the U.S. Government to manage risk of cyber threats supporting government and critical infrastructure capabilities receiving recognition by the White House National Security Council and the United States Congress. Currently, Mr. Ford serves as Managing Director of Global Strategy and Operations for Government Solutions at FireEye. Mr. Ford is the FireEye responsible executive to multi- & bi-lateral strategic partnerships throughout the world. In these roles, Mr. Ford leads global teams of cyber experts who not only respond to the largest breaches and crisis events world-wide, but also delivers executive thought leadership, national capacity capabilities, and unique security program capabilities and solutions to protect critical missions, infrastructure, and national security interests worldwide. Mr. Ford serves as an adjunct professor teaching advanced curricula on cybersecurity and risk frameworks at St. Mary’s University. Mr. Ford is a graduate of Harvard, John F. Kennedy School on Cybersecurity Policy; a graduate of Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business in Strategic Change Leadership; and a graduate of Carnegie Melon University’s series on Insider Threats. Mr. Ford is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and a Leadership Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC) professional. Mr. Ford also holds several Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC). Mr. Ford is the recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction and Meritorious Unit Citation.
VP of Business Development, Ambient Consulting
Amy is the Vice President of Business Development for Ambient Consulting where she is spearheading the highest growth and retention Ambient has seen in its 20 years. Amy is a proud Gustavus alum and wife, mom to two fun toddlers, and she’s passionate about missions work through River Valley Church.
Cyber Security Advisor – Region V, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Mr. Gabbard is a part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as a Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) for Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH & WI). Based in Minneapolis, MN, he supports the mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure. Prior to joining CISA, Chris served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Ramsey County. Prior to being a CISO, Chris worked as an IT auditor and risk manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, ING, and US Bank. Mr. Gabbard is a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), has Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Management Information System from the University of Northern Iowa.
Sailesh (Sai) Gadia is a partner in KPMG’s cyber security practice based in Minneapolis. He works with a number of large local and global organizations across a range of industries to help design and implement strategies to protect their data and technology assets from cyber and broader technology risks.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Internet Security
John Gilligan, President and CEO of the Center for Internet Security has 25+ years of managerial experience in leading large organizations with expertise in cybersecurity, business strategy, organizational innovation, and program implementation. Gilligan served as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Energy. He was a member of the Cyber Security Commission (formed to advise the 44th President) and was an advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on IT reform. He currently serves on the boards of the Software Engineering Institute, Isobar Inc., and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
VP, Business Strategy, SentinelOne
David has more than 15 years experience in enterprise information security and brings a strong track record of innovation and customer focus to SentinelOne, where he currently serves as Sr. Director of Sales Engineering for the West. Prior to SentinelOne he was the VP of Product and VP of Solutions Architecture at ProtectWise and helped launch and build the company from stealth to a successful exit to Verizon. David helped define the network detection and response market and has helped many organizations develop detection and response strategies and to embrace cloud delivered technologies. He has also led Firewall Product Management at McAfee and has held various roles in sales engineering, product management and support at Websense, Intel, McAfee and Secure Computing.
I am a Sr. Security Leader with over 20 years IT experience, specializing in Cybersecurity, Compliance, Identity and Access Management and Service Management. I have been successful in building out enterprise wide teams and capabilities around Cybersecurity, Identity and Access Management, Compliance and Service Management. This includes tools like Oracle Identity Suite, CyberArk, Service Now, RSA Archer, McAfee, ArcSight, Forcepoint and other various security tools.
Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations; Executive Director Enterprise Services, U.S. Cyber Command, MNIT
Brigadier General Stefanie Horvath
Brigadier General Stefanie Horvath provides guidance, leadership, and oversight to the Joint Staff and advises the Office of the Adjutant General on joint matters for 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen on ready units, providing a competent ready force, optimal force structure, and cyber response. Her responsibilities include emergency response operations, government relations, strategic planning and international affairs. Horvath joined the North Dakota Army National Guard in 1989 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1991. She has both in a full-time capacity and as a traditional Soldier. She has commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels and completed deployments to Kosovo in 2003-2004 and Iraq in 2009-2010. Her most significant awards include the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters. General Horvath has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. She holds numerous professional certifications in information security. In her civilian occupation, she serves as the Chief Business Technology Officer (CBTO) for the Minnesota Boards, Councils, and Commissions (MBCC) and the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) for the State of Minnesota. She is also Program Chair of the Cyber Security Summit, a consortium of industry, government, and academic leaders working together to improve the state of cybersecurity on the domestic and international level.
Chief Product Officer , Cofense
Keith Ibarguen is the Chief Product Officer for Cofense, the leading provider of enterprise email phishing detection and response solutions. In Keith’s role, he is responsible for the strategic planning, architecture, development, deployment and security of the suite of Cofense products. Keith joined Cofense in 2018, bringing over 25 years of diverse software and cyber security expertise working with customers, setting strategic direction and executing advanced solutions that solve customer needs. Prior to Cofense, he led activities with the DoD, the Intelligence, Law Enforcement Communities, not for profit, and commercial firms, most recently serving as Chief Engineer for the Law Enforcement and Domestic Security Division at the MITRE Corporation.
Director of Graduate Studies and Renier Chair, Technological Leadership Institute
Mike Johnson holds the Honeywell James J. Renier chair in security technologies and is a senior fellow at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota where he is responsible for developing security curriculum for the security technologies master’s degree program, driving critical infrastructure protection and security industry issues discussions and training future security leaders. Mike has also spent more than 25 years as a security and risk management leader in the corporate environment, most recently as CISO of Bremer Bank.
Principal Information Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic
Sarah Jopp is a Principal Information Security Analyst at Mayo Clinic, having worked in multiple roles over the past 15 years including Internal Audit, Enterprise Analytics and Reporting, Compliance, Risk Management, and Clinical Information Security. In her current role Sarah utilizes her project management and information security experience to facilitate the implementation of the Cybersecurity Resilience Program which reports asset and fleet level cybersecurity risk metrics to the organization. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and also holds the CISSP certification.
Eran Kahana is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property law. He counsels clients on a wide variety of matters related to cybersecurity, privacy, technology law, artificial intelligence, trademarks, patents, and copyright issues. In addition, Eran is a fellow at Stanford Law School and an advisory board member of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Law Society. He also serves in a variety of cybersecurity thought-leadership roles in which he publishes and lectures on the intersect between the law and artificial intelligence and is the co-author of the book The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines, a publication of the American Bar Association. Eran is a graduate of the FBI's Citizen Academy and works closely with the FBI, Department of Justice, Secret Service, and colleagues from the private and academic sectors to promote and sustain cybersecurity best practices. To that end, Eran serves as general counsel of InfraGard (Minnesota Chapter), and as a member of the governance committee of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, a public-private sector organization affiliated with the FBI. He also serves on the Advisory Board of MN Cyber, an organization dedicated to position Minnesota as a national leader in cybersecurity. Eran has been interviewed on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, privacy, and technology law for Bloomberg Law, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), KABC Radio, WCCO Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, TheStreet.com, Stanford University Radio, KZSU FM, Twin Cities Business magazine, and Quartz.
MS-ISAC Member Programs Manager, Center for Internet Security
Eugene Kipniss is Member Programs Manager for the MS-ISAC. He works managing the Nationwide Cybersecurity Review (NCSR), a self-assessment for our nation’s State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) governments that allows them to measure their cybersecurity maturity and build a roadmap to a stronger cybersecurity posture.
Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, MS-ISAC, Center for Internet Security
Carlos P. Kizzee is the VP, Stakeholder Engagement with the Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State ISAC. Previously, Carlos served with the Retail & Hospitality ISAC as VP, Intelligence; building and supporting retail and hospitality industry security collaboration; and with Defense Security Information Exchange as Executive Director, promoting threat intelligence sharing and collaboration within the defense industrial base and actively supporting the development and establishment of the National Defense ISAC. Prior to those roles, Carlos served with the Center for Internet Security’s Vice-President for Multi-Sector Initiatives, and within the Department of Homeland Security as the Deputy Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division, and the Program Manager for a Joint Program Office implementing key operational information sharing and information sharing support program activities associated with Public-Private threat information sharing, collaboration, and automation. Carlos also served within DHS as the Director of Strategic Cyber Initiatives for the Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Protection Branch of the National Cyber Security Division, Counsel for the National Operations Center, Senior Counsel for Infrastructure Protection, and as a Senior Attorney-Advisor for the DHS Office of General Counsel, General Law Division. Carlos is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served as a career Marine Corps Officer. He received a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master of Laws from the Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army at the University of Virginia’s School of Law.
Principal Technologist, Global Quality - Product Security Office, Medtronic
Judd is a Principal Technologist in Medtronic’s Global Quality - Product Security Office. He focuses on post-market cybersecurity concerns, including vulnerability disclosures and incident response. Prior to his time at Medtronic, Judd worked for a healthcare delivery organization and was involved in cybersecurity work spanning from network security to the patient’s bedside. He also holds a MS in Medical Device Innovation with a Minor in Cybersecurity from the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute.
VP, Global Services Technical Operations, Blackberry
Tony has more than fifteen years of professional research and consulting experience pursuing his passion in all areas of information security. As an avid educator, Tony has instructed thousands of students at many venues worldwide, including government, universities, corporations, and conferences such as Black Hat. He takes every opportunity to share knowledge as a contributing author to Hacking Exposed 7, and is also a frequent blogger, researcher, and author of white papers on topics ranging from Citrix Security, the China Chopper Web shell, and Cisco's SYNFul Knock router implant. Over the years, he has contributed many tools to the security community such as UnBup, Forensic Investigator Splunk app, and CyBot, the extensible Threat Intelligence Bot framework designed for anyone from a home user to a SOC analyst.
Managing Director, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, EY
Brian L. Levine is a Managing Director at EY Parthenon, where he leads a group focused on cybersecurity and data privacy, primarily in the context of corporate transactions, such as acquisitions, divestitures, and IPOs. Prior to joining EY, Mr. Levine served for seven years as Senior Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section ("CCIPS") and National Coordinator for more than 300 federal prosecutors who focus on computer hacking, intellectual property prosecution, and the lawful gathering and use of digital evidence. Prior to joining CCIPS, Mr. Levine served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Internet & Technology Bureau at the New York Attorney General's Office; a county prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan; and a civil litigator in Silicon Valley and New York. Mr. Levine has clerked for federal judges in the Southern District of Florida and on the Seventh Circuit. He earned his J.D. from New York University and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Strategic Sales, Island
I am a relationship-driven sales leader with 20+ years experience, the last decade being directly focused in cybersecurity. I deliver value to my customer engagements by bringing a keen focus on and understanding of the client’s business drivers, underlying concerns around security issues, and the intricacies of the solutions decision making process. I apply my vast experience in solving business challenges by developing and executing actionable strategies for impact based on a client's specific organizational challenges, and excel in communicating the business value of adding security technology to meet the needs of customer IT organizations. I am respected as a trusted advisor to customers and colleagues alike for bringing a proven, consultative approach to customer communications, strategic business planning, resource optimization, hiring and developing talent and contract negotiations.
DevSecOpps Transformation, Contrast Security
Larry is a thought leader on DevSecOps. At Comcast, he launched and scaled the DevSecOps Transformation program over five years, and is now at Contrast helping organizations empower development teams to take ownership of security. Larry was a founding Director at Carnegie Mellon's CyLab and co-led the launch of Build-Security-In initiative.
Co-Founder, Executive Producer, Cyber Security Summit
Eileen Manning is a 30-year entrepreneur specializing in strategic planning and marketing with a focus on technology events. She has worked at a top advertising agency and spent over a decade in management at a Fortune 100 financial institution producing hundreds of business conferences ranging in attendance from 100 to 5,000; managing marketing services including communications, public relations, business television, video production, and graphic design; and directing an $11 million corporate travel department. Eileen has been honored with a Women in Business Award; Progress Minnesota Award recognizing entrepreneurs and organizations that are driving business growth and economic development in Minnesota in innovative ways such as creating the Cyber Security Summit. Titans of Technology and an international Enterprising Woman of the Year Award. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and an active Board Member.
Vice President, Insikt Group, Recorded Future
VP of US Channel, Trend Micro
Louise McEvoy has worked to empower women in cyber security for 15 years. She likes taking risks outside of work - mountain biking on weekends and climbing the world’s highest mountains on vacations. Louise’s personal life goal was to climb Everest and she realized that goal when she summited on May 16, 2018. Louise is dedicated to helping others reach their “summit” and has spoken to many groups and organizations on that topic, knowing that sometimes the hardest things in life are also the most fulfilling. Join us for a very enriching account of Louise’s Everest Summit journey and how her experience and learnings tie directly into cybersecurity leadership, risk management and goal setting. The Power and Peril of Connection theme for this year’s summit could not be more fitting backdrop to this powerful lunchtime keynote.
Sr. Director, Information Security, Sleep Number
Tina is a highly accomplished Senior Information Security & Compliance Executive and Entrepreneur with more than 15 years of success in the retail, banking, technology, and medical device industries. Tina is currently the Sr. Director of Information Security at Sleep Number Corporation and has held executive cyber security leadership positions at Best Buy, Inc., Shutterfly, Inc. and Target Corporation. She built and led her own consulting firm, Beacon Information Security, LLC, a highly-credentialed, multi-industry cyber security advisory and consulting service. Tina specializes in cyber security and privacy program building and maturation, cyber security risk management, enterprise security policies, security awareness, phishing programs, mergers & acquisition security evaluations, and recruiting/building high-performing and diverse teams. Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior & Management from St. Scholastica and a Master of Business Administration from Augsburg University. In addition to holding an MBA, Tina maintains active CISSP and CIPP/US certifications and is a part-time adjunct Cyber Security instructor at Dunwoody College in Minneapolis and serves on their advisory board. She is currently the Vice President of the newly formed Minnesota Chapter of the WiCyS (Women in CyberSecurity) National Organization in addition to a Think Tank member for the Cyber Security Summit, a large conference in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area going on its tenth year and was the keynote speaker at “Cyber Now – Birmingham, AL” in April 2018. She has been featured as a speaker at a number of highly attended conferences, including; GSX Las Vegas, ISC2 Security Congress, Secure 360 Minneapolis, Cyber Security Summit and the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Conference. A devout hockey, choir and theater mom, Tina is married with three children and resides with her family in suburban Minneapolis. She is also active in supporting & performing in local stage arts, including music and theater, delivering performances in both lead and supporting roles.
VP, CISO, CWT
VP, Global Chief Information Security Officier, Best Buy
Adam is the CISO at Best Buy where he leads a team of seasoned, risk-minded practitioners ensuring that systems and information assets are protected. He is passionate about risk management and information security, while also acting as an enabler as the business transforms, innovates, and pursues new strategic growth opportunities. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University and was an information security consultant at PwC prior to joining Best Buy in 2015.
Deputy Assistant Director, Insider Threat; Deputy Director, National Insider Threat Task Force , National Intelligence and Security Center
Ms. Rebecca Morgan serves as the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Deputy Assistant Director for Insider Threat and as the Deputy Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). NITTF is an interagency task force co-chaired by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Department of Justice.
Director, Cyber & Technology E&O, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Mario Paez is a Director of Cyber and Technology Errors & Omissions (E&O) at Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He specializes in management and professional liability insurance with a focus on technology errors & omissions, professional liability and network security & privacy liability insurance coverages. In this role, he assists in developing Cyber/Technology practice strategies, and provides consultative services, market negotiation, policy analysis and placement, contract review, and claims advocacy services on behalf of clients. He assists clients with analyzing professional liability and network security risks and provides risk management consulting for a variety of industries focusing on risk transfer and breach response solutions. Mario has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, the last 15 as the National Practice Leader and Advisor in the Technology & Professional Risk Practice at USI Insurance Services. Prior to joining USI Insurance Services, Mario was an underwriter at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies in the Executive Protection Practice (Minneapolis, MN) and also spent time as the National Assistant Product Manager for Cyber Risk at a global insurance company. He speaks on various panels relating to the topics of professional liability and network security & privacy liability for all industry classes. He has spoken on behalf of RIMS (Risk & Insurance Management Society), Lexis Nexus, ACI, PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society) and numerous national industry associations. He also conducts seminars on behalf of our local and regional offices. In 2017, he was also recognized by Insurance Business Magazine America as a Hot 100 award recipient. Mario received his certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Mario also received his Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation from the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). Mario earned his B.A. in Economics with an emphasis in Finance from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN (cum laude) and his M.A. in Politics, Economics and Business (MBA equivalent) from Claremont Graduate University/Drucker School of Management in Claremont, CA (summa cum laude).
CISO, Bremer Bank
Information Protection Evangelist , Proofpoint
Brian Reed is our Information Protection Evangelist at Proofpoint. He comes to Proofpoint from Gartner where he focused on a wide variety of topics - cloud security, data security, incident response, insider threats and security awareness. Since 2015, he published over 50 thought-leading research notes at Gartner, including Cool Vendors reports, Market Guides for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services and Security Awareness Training, Risk Management research, as well as the last two Gartner Magic Quadrants for Enterprise DLP. Previous to Gartner, he spent over 15 years in a variety of business development, product management, sales and system engineering roles, at companies including Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), HP, McAfee and Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM). He is well known in the information security industry and has spoken at numerous Gartner events, as well as other industry events globally. Brian also serves as an advisory board member and holds a BA degree from The University of Georgia and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.
CIO , North Dakota Information Technology Department
Shawn Riley was born to a broken and abusive home. Shawn overcame the challenges of his youth and adopted a growth mindset and “we can make the world a better place” attitude. At the age of 16 he started a technology company. Later in his career he entered the private sector and worked as a thought leader for companies like IBM and the Mayo Clinic. His career has included massive change and transformation initiatives spanning multibillion-dollar organizations. In 2017 Shawn was appointed by Governor Doug Burgum to lead the state of North Dakota’s technology services as the Chief Information Officer. He is always looking to connect with others who have a “we can change the world” attitude as he strives to be a servant leader and improve lives, empower people, and inspire success.
Enterprise Sales Executive, Zoom Video Communications
Chief Information Security Officer , Allina Health
Experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a demonstrated history of working in financial, retail, and hospital & health care industries. Skilled in Risk Management, Security Governance and Regulatory Management , Identity Management and Cybersecurity. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Sciences focused in Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University.
Regional Director, Axonius
John Seaman, is based in Austin, Texas. When he was a kid, John would build computers out of old and spare parts his dad would find. Since then, he has educated himself - both formally and informally - in business, technology, software engineering, and cybersecurity. John's experience spans the endpoint security, SIEM, and DevOps spaces. When he isn't serving his clients, John enjoys trail running and spending time with his wife and three children
Strategic Product Mktg Director, Armis
As Strategic Product Marketing Director for Armis, Sumit is focused on aligning the value of the Armis platform to the specific needs and use cases that exist in the Healthcare industry. With 20 years of experience in Health IT and Information Security, Sumit is passionate about creating cohesive security strategies and architectures that balance innovation in technology with human factors and bridging those with enterprise and clinical risk. Prior to Armis, Sumit has served as CISO for leading healthcare organizations in the US and most recently as the Chief Technology Strategist for McAfee.
Senior Director Technology, Target
Tom has spent most of the last 20 years leading Enterprise IAM initiatives and teams for large, multinational businesses. He has deep experience in all aspects of IAM and enjoys the challenge of delivering business value through technology and innovation. Tom is currently Sr Director, Technology at Target Corporation where he has spent the last four years working to modernize, simplify, and extend Target’s IAM capabilities. Tom's mission with his team is to find that optimal balance between Security and User Experience through technology, process optimization, and lots of empathy.
Senior Information Security Analyst, ITS4, Threat and Vulnerability Management, MNIT Services
Nancy Skuta is a Senior Security Analyst on the Threat and Vulnerability Management Unit for the State of Minnesota, MNIT Services. In her role, she is involved with scanning over 60,000 State IT assets. Nancy is leading the charge to communicate security vulnerabilities to IT teams for remediation and resolution.
VP Cyber Risk, Kroll
Ryan Spelman is a Vice President with the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in helping organizations identify and implement ways to improve their cybersecurity. Prior to joining Kroll, Ryan was with the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where he oversaw the creation of risk assessment software that was used by insurance companies to underwrite thousands of local governments across the country.
CISO, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom
Gary Sorrentino currently serves as Global Deputy CIO for Zoom Video Communications. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and Education. For over 12 years, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM’s global technology infrastructure initiatives, where he managed its Data Privacy program and was responsible for Infrastructure, Application and End User Technology Production Support. In 2014, he assumed a new role as the lead for their Cybersecurity efforts and developed a firm wide “Protect the Client” Cyber program designed to raise cybersecurity awareness among employees and clients. With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2005, Gary was Head of Global Infrastructure and Head of Technology Efficiencies at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for Global Infrastructure Support and strategic technology initiatives. Other roles he has held include Global Technology CFO at Credit Suisse and North America IT Controller at UBS
Director of Healthcare Product Management, Ordr
Benjamin Stock is the Director of Healthcare Product Management at Ordr. Previously, Ben worked as the Director of Clinical Equipment Systems and Project Support at SSM Health St. Louis, MO. With more than 18 years of experience in healthcare technology management, his wealth of knowledge in the Clinical Engineering space allows him to be a wonderful advocate for Ordr healthcare customers. Ben is also a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET).
Assistant Commissioner, State Chief Information Security Officer, State of Minnesota, MNIT Services
Rohit Tandon is the Chief Information Security Officer of the State of Minnesota. Rohit has 15 years of information security industry experience in both the public and private sector. Rohit has worked for Mayo Clinic Rochester to build secure systems for Electronic Health Records and championed Medical Device security. Before he joined the State of Minnesota to protect his fellow Minnesotan’s data, Rohit served as the Information Security leader at Strategic Education Inc (SEI) where he merged the information security departments of Capella Education Company and Strayer Education, Inc. into a combined post-merger organization. He is also an adjunct professor for the past eight years at Metropolitan State University where he enjoys sharing his knowledge to build the nation's future cyber workforce.
Executive Director, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Governance, Risk & Compliance, ECS
Shayla Treadwell is a results-oriented thought leader with experience in Cybersecurity governance, compliance, and integrated risk management who takes an organizational psychology approach to influencing cyber hygiene and culture. She is adept in navigating complex problems and is adept in formulating strategic solutions to build success.
Principal Advisor, Cybersecurity SLED, World Wide Technology
Wade Van Guilder
Mr. Van Guilder is a seasoned technical leader with over 25 years of experience in the industry. As a Principal Advisor at World Wide Technology (WWT) for State & Local Government and Education (SLED), Mr. Van Guilder is responsible for WWT’s Cyber Security strategy for SLED. In this role he spends much of his time consulting with Sr. Technical and Business Leaders in the SLED Market to help identify and deliver cyber solutions that serve the needs of these customers. In support of the Public Sector market, Mr. Van Guilder has served on multiple technical advisory councils focused on helping various OEMS improve the impact they have on serving our government. He is passionate about making mission impact through the effective use of secure technology. Before joining WWT, Mr. Van Guilder spent 4 years at Symantec leading the Department of Defense (DoD) Engineering Team and consulting with customers to align Symantec’s solutions to serve the DoD’s Mission. Prior to that he spent 3 Years with Red River, a Federal Technical Integrator, and 14 years with Cisco Systems. In those roles he led worldwide teams and developed mission impacting IT solutions focusing on the Department of Defense, Federal Healthcare, and Service Provider markets. Early in his career, Mr. Van Guilder served as a telecommunications professional and network engineer at SUPERVALU, NordicTrack and Minnesota Power. Mr. Van Guilder graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Computer Engineering Degree, holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and maintains his Professional Engineering (PE) License in the state of Minnesota for electrical engineering. He was born and raised in MN and currently lives in the Twin Cities area with his wife and 3 boys.
Senior Vice President, The Linux Foundation
Derek E. Weeks is the world's foremost researcher on the topic of DevSecOps and securing software supply chains. Since 2014, he has championed research and reporting on the state of open source software supply chains, developer best practices, and adversary attack methods. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President at The Linux Foundation. Derek is also the co-founder of All Day DevOps, an online community of 95,000 IT professionals. In 2018, Derek was recognized by DevOps.com as the "Best DevOps Evangelist" for his work in the community.
CISO, Minnesota Judicial Branch
Dedicated IT Security professional with extensive experience overseeing security/risk operations and security and infrastructure projects for a large financial institution and retail organization. Strong compliance requirements knowledge, acting as liaison with regulatory bodies including OCC and Federal Reserve. Highly strategic, analytical, and resourceful, skilled at developing strategic plans, leading complex initiatives, and delivering solutions in the best interest of the company and customers with a focus on information security and risk mitigation.
Lead Security Architect, Best Buy
Clark Whiting, BS Physics College of Charleston, CISSP. 35 years broad background in IT software development, systems architecture and IT Security with focuses in PCI and healthcare compliance. 6 years US Navy Submarines. Developed a meditation practice that goes back to the 70’s beginning with Transcendental Meditation in College. Graduate of the Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach Meditation and Mindfulness Teaching program. Defining books “Autobiography of a Yogi” Yogananda, “Journey of Souls” Michael Newton. Defining Movies: Matrix. Interests: Peeling off the layers of everything and getting at the heart of things.
CISO, Skyline Technology Solutions
Ira Winkler, CISSP is CISO of Skyline Technology Solutions and Author of You Can Stop Stupid. He is a leader in the human aspects of cybersecurity. He is a multiple award winning, bestselling author, received many lifetime achievement awards, and is consistently a top-ranked keynote speaker at major events. Ira's next book, Security Awareness for Dummies should be released in January 2022.
Director, Threat Management , Surescripts LLC
Associate State Director, Minnesota Small Business Development Center
Lyle Wright is the Associate State Director of the Minnesota Small Business Development Center program (MnSBDC). The SBDC program is a nation-wide program funded in part by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) designed to help entrepreneurs start and grow successful small businesses. He has thrived in the MnSBDC program for thirteen years.