Brian Krebs is by many measures the world’s most famous InfoSec journalist and blogger, and the author of cybercrime blog KrebsOnSecurity.com. From 1995 to 2009, Krebs was a journalist for the Washington Post. When his home network was overrun by a Chinese hacking group in 2001, he turned his investigative talents to cybercrime.
Today, Krebs is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on cybercrime. As The New York Times put it in a 2014 article, Krebs “is so entrenched in the digital underground that he is on a first-name basis with some of Russia’s major cybercriminals.”
In 2008, Krebs’ investigation for the Washington Post led to the shutdown of a ring of fraudulent domain registrars and hosts. In 2010, he was the first journalist to report on the now-famous Stuxnet. In 2013, he uncovered the internet’s biggest-known credit card heist, the Target Data Breach, which affected as many as 70 million customers.
In 2016, Krebs’ own blog was struck by one of the largest-ever recorded DDoS attacks after his investigative reporting led to the arrest of two Israeli hackers running a DDoS-for-hire service.
Krebs 2014 book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime—from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door, won a 2015 PROSE Award.
Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. His life is the subject of the 2002 Steven Spielberg movie, Catch Me If You Can, where Frank’s early life was played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Between the ages of 15 and 21, Frank embarked on a career that would make him the country’s most famous confidence trickster, check forger and imposter. He flew over one million miles on Pan Am posing as a pilot, worked in a Georgia hospital for 11 months posing as a physician, and worked as a lawyer in the Louisiana Attorney General’s office using a forged transcript from Harvard.
After his capture; imprisonment in France, Sweden and the United States; and escape and eventual recapture, Abagnale was released on parole on the condition that he use his expertise to assist the federal government in investigating crimes of forgery and fraud. Since that time, Abagnale has been working with the FBI, and operates the security consulting firm Abagnale & Associates. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC), which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.
Ann Barron-DiCamillo is the Vice President for Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response at American Express. She is responsible for managing the credit card issuer’s cybersecurity operations and directing cyber threat intelligence, information security monitoring, security incident response and forensics investigations.
Before coming to American Express, Barron-DiCamillo served as director for the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) from 2013 through 2016. At the DHS, Barron-DiCamillo led a 24x7 cyber operation center that receives and analyzes hundreds of incident reports and over 40 billion network transactions each day, and worked with over 400 public- and private-sector partner organizations.
Before her time at US-CERT, Barron-DiCamillo spent four years with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, Maryland. She held positions as the Chief of the Capabilities and Control Branch and the Chief Engineer of the Enclave Host Security Division. She was also responsible for ensuring that solutions provided for and incorporated protection, detection, diagnosis and reaction capabilities into Department of Defense (DOD) information and information systems.
Barron-DiCamillo also serves as an adjunct professor for the American University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches Cybersecurity Risk Management & Governance for graduates and undergraduates. She is an advisor to the board of Cybersecurity Ventures, and is on the Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board of St. Jude Medical.
There is no one like Kevin.
Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide.
Kevin mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. Kevin also helps consumers—from students to retirees— learn how to protect their information and themselves from harm.
As the CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting, Kevin, and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering. Also in his role of Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 he helps produce critically acclaimed security awareness training programs to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness.
Kevin is a global bestselling author and his books are availability in over 50 countries and 20 languages. His works include The Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers and The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security, which are mandatory readings for security professionals. His autobiography, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker is a New York Times bestseller and his latest work released in 2017 is The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data, a ground-breaking book on privacy.
As a one-of-a-kind public speaker, Kevin's presentations are akin to technology magic shows which include the latest hacking techniques that educate and inform while keeping people on the edge of their seats. He offers expert commentary on issues related to information security and increases "security awareness". Kevin has been a commentator, security analyst, or interview subject for almost every major news outlet around the globe.
EMCEES AND ENTERTAINMENT
BRET PADRES | CEO, THE CRYPSIS GROUP
Bret has more than 25 years of experience in information security, digital forensics, law enforcement, electronic discovery, and counterintelligence. He has worked on some of history’s most notorious retail and state-sponsored data breaches. As a Special Agent in the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, he was the lead agent on numerous national and international computer intrusion investigations. He has also served as Chief of Research and Development in the Computer Crimes Unit for the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, where he conducted investigations and implemented new computer crime analysis and prevention technologies. In the private sector, Bret was most recently a managing director at Stroz Friedberg, a leading global risk management firm, where he ran its cyber resilience practice. Bret was also the Director of Incident Response for Mandiant, where he responded to and resolved high-risk intrusions for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, and he served as the Director of Cyber Operations at Athena Innovative Solutions, where he ran network surveillance and intrusion detection counterintelligence operations for the company’s U.S. government clients.
Bret will be joining us on stage to introduce our opening keynote, Brian Krebs.
IAN MILLIGAN-PATE | REGIONAL DIRECTOR, PROOFPOINT
Ian Milligan-Pate brings over a decade of cybersecurity sales and business development experience to his current role at Proofpoint. As Regional Director, Ian leads Proofpoint’s enterprise team in supporting key customers across the Southwestern US. Previously, Ian held leadership roles in Proofpoint’s Public Sector practice. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Ian spent 6 years in various leadership roles at McAfee, including Director of SaaS & Managed Services Sales for the Americas. Prior to joining McAfee, Ian spent 5 years in sales and sales management capacities at MX Logic, a leading independent provider of SaaS based email and web security services.
Ian will be joining us on stage to introduce keynote, Frank Abagnale.
BRIAN BROTSCHI | DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SALES, SYMANTEC
As Symantec’s Director of Technical Sales, Brian leads a team of security solution engineers who are responsible for proposing enterprise security solutions for the largest private sector organizations in the Southwestern USA. Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the high technology industry. He began his career as a satellite earth station engineer with Telesat Canada and had held individual contributor and leadership positions in the areas of sales, marketing, system engineering and professional services for privately held and publically traded organizations. He is a certified networking expert (aka CNX), CISSP, CIPM, CRISC, CCSP and active member of; (ISC)², ISSA, ISACA, InfraGard and globally recognized as an expert on endpoint security and network access control solutions.
Brian will be joining us on stage to introduce keynote, Ann Barron-DiCamillo.
JONO ZALAY | COMEDIAN
Jono Zalay is a scientist turned comedian whose insights have attracted international attention. Jono found his voice as standup comedian in Boston while simultaneously earning his doctorate in Neuroscience. He has since been named one of Comedy Central's 'Comics to Watch' and was featured in over 30 comedy festivals. He has also been invited to speak at literary and science events across North America and the United Kingdom. When not touring Jono splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City where he performs and writes for television.
Jono will be serving up laughs on up on our foyer stage during the networking lunch.