The 2017 symposium speakers represent an unparalleled group of cyber security experts with a wide variety of industry expertise and knowledge.
Attendees will hear from experts on cybersecurity and cyber warfare from the military, government, private industry, and the public sector. Our panels are designed to provide attendees with thought leadership from a diverse group of experts who will share their experience and knowledge-base regarding topical cyber security issues. Below is a list of the industry-experts who will be participating in the 2017 Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare Symposium:
In a field that is new to many, Daniel Garrie is paving the way when it comes to 2017’s most pressing cyber security, forensic, and legal issues. Daniel, one of the most sought-after computer forensic experts and special masters to advise federal and state judges around the country, has recently joined JAMS as an Arbitrator, Forensic Neutral, and Technical Special Master. In addition to his Law Degree, he holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science and appears as comfortable talking with entrepreneurs as he is with developers, lawyers, and judges. After successfully building and selling several technology start-up companies, Daniel has garnered a national reputation at the intersection of computer forensics and the law, and now sits as Founder and Executive Managing Partner of Law & Forensics, a legal-consulting firm that works with clients across industries on software, cyber security, e-discovery, and digital forensic issues. With an affinity for building start-ups and shaping a leadership team, Daniel is an active advisor and board member for a number of different companies, including Get.it, Sibyl Vision and Eccentex. Daniel is a Partner at Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, where he heads their global cyber security practice. He is also a Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law.
Colonel Corn is presently assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) to US Cyber Command, the Department of Defense’s strategic headquarters responsible for organizing and developing cyber resources, defending all U.S. military networks, and, when directed, synchronizing and conducting the full spectrum of cyberspace operations. He has previously served in a number of assignments as a legal advisor at the brigade, division and corps level, to include on deployment to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as part of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force and as the Chief of International Law for Combined Forces Command, Afghanistan. His assignments included multiple tours as both a line and supervisory military prosecutor, a Senior Litigation Attorney with the United States Army Litigation Division, and a Deputy Legal Advisor to Joint Task Force Six, the Department of Defense command responsible for providing counterdrug support to civilian law enforcement agencies within the United States.
Colonel Corn has also served in a number of strategic-level positions within the Department of Defense, to include as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) to United States Army South, a Deputy Legal Counsel in the Office of the Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Chief of the Operational Law Branch in the International and Operational Law Division of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army.
Colonel Corn earned a BA cum laude in International Relations from Bucknell University in 1987, a JD with honors from the George Washington University in 1993, an LLM in International Law from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in 2002, and an MA in National Security Studies as a Distinguished Graduate from the United States Army War College in 2013. He is also a graduate of the Escola de Comando e Estado Maior do Exército do Brasil (Command and General Staff College of the Brazilian Army).
Dr. Larry Ponemon is the Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research “think tank” dedicated to advancing privacy and data protection practices. Dr. Ponemon is considered a pioneer in privacy auditing and the Responsible Information Management or RIM framework. Dr. Ponemon consults with leading multinational organizations on global privacy management programs. He has extensive knowledge of regulatory frameworks for managing privacy and data security including financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, telecom and Internet. Dr. Ponemon was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Online Access & Security for the United States Federal Trade Commission. He was appointed by the White House to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Ponemon was also an appointed to two California State task forces on privacy and data security laws.
Judge Leo M. Gordon has served as a judge of the United States Court of International Trade since March 2006. Judge Gordon is responsible for resolving judicial disputes involving challenges to the administration and enforcement of the federal customs and international trade laws by principally U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Labor, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Gordon has chaired, at different times, the Court’s Rules, Budget, Public Affairs/Education, and Strategic Planning Committees. Judge Gordon began his career in 1977 as Assistant Counsel at the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives. In that capacity, Judge Gordon was the principal attorney responsible for the Customs Courts Act of 1980 that created the U.S. Court of International Trade. He also had responsibilities involving a wide range of antitrust and other commercial law legislative projects.
Judge Gordon is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Judges Association (“FJA”), serves on its Executive Committee, and co-chairs the Association’s Benefits Committee. The FJA is a national voluntary organization of United States Federal Judges, appointed pursuant to Article III of the Constitution, whose mission is to support and enhance the role of its members within a fair, impartial, and independent judiciary.
Judge Gordon is a Fellow (Miembro de Numero) of the International Customs Law Academy (“ICLA”). He has addressed the annual meeting of the ICLA in 2012 in Cancun, Mexico speaking on the “Resolution of Customs Disputes in the United States in the Digital Age,” and in 2014 in New York speaking on “The U.S. Court of International Trade and Its Role in U.S. Customs Law.” Judge Gordon is also a Director of the Academia de Intercambio y Estudios Judiciales (“AIEJ”) (The Academy for the Interchange and Study of Judicial Matters) based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 2013, he has conducted several judicial training programs for AIEJ in the United States and Argentina. He also played a principal role in the development of AIEJ’s training program for 2017 and 2018.
Judge Gordon is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Judges Association (“FJA”), serves on its Executive Committee, and co-chairs the Association’s Benefits Committee. The FJA is a national voluntary organization of United States Federal Judges, appointed pursuant to Article III of the Constitution, whose mission is to support and enhance the role of its members within a fair, impartial, and independent judiciary.
Judge Gordon attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law. Judge Gordon is a member of the New Jersey, Georgia, and District of Columbia Bars.
Judge Carter was nominated on June 25, 1998. He received his commission on October 22, 1998.
Prior to serving on the Federal bench, Judge Carter began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in 1972, where he became the senior deputy district attorney in charge of the office’s homicide investigations. Subsequently he joined the Orange County Superior Court, after a brief period as a Municipal Court Judge.
Judge Carter has overseen several cases involving international terrorism, including United States v. Afshari, et al. (2009), which involved nine defendants charged with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and United States v. Leung (2005), which involved a Chinese spy charged with unauthorized appropriation of classified documents related to national defense. Since 1994, he has been a visiting professor teaching The International Law of Narcotics Trafficking and Terrorism at the University of California, Irvine.
Judge Carter has been a lecturer and advisor for numerous international counter-terrorism programs, including: the Judiciary of Bosnia on behalf of the U.S. State Department; the Sandiganbayan (Philippine Appellate and Supreme Courts) on behalf of the American Bar Association Asia Law Initiative and USAID; the Supreme Court and High Court of Malawi on behalf of the United States Treasury Department; the National Congress of Mexico on behalf of USAID; the Judiciary of Armenia on behalf of the U.S. State Department; the Judiciary and Attorney General of Afghanistan on behalf of the U.S. State Department; judges in South Asia on behalf of the United Nations; the Judiciary of Indonesia on behalf of the U.S. State Department; and others. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, receiving a Bronze Star for Valor and two Purple Hearts.
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1967; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1972.
Judge Alex Kozinski serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Appointed by former President Ronald Reagan on November 7, 1985. Judge Kozinski has won support from various political groups with his common-sense decisions, libertarian instinct and humorous writing style.
Born in Romania, Judge Kozinski emigrated to California with his parents when he was twelve years old. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA. After graduating from the UCLA School of Law, he clerked for Judge Anthony Kennedy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then for Chief Justice Warren Burger of the United States Supreme Court. He spent a few years in private practice before joining the White House Counsel's Office during former President Ronald Reagan's term.
Judge Kozinski began his judicial career as the Chief Judge of the then newly-formed Court of Federal Claims. At age 35, he was appointed to the Ninth Circuit by former President Ronald Reagan, making Judge Kozinski the youngest U.S. Appeals Court judge in the country. One of Judge Kozinski's highest profile cases has been Mattel, Inc. v. MCA Records, Inc., in which the Ninth Circuit dismissed a lawsuit by Mattel against Danish pop group Aqua for dilution of the Barbie trademark in a song that lampooned Barbie. In that case, Judge Kozinski concluded his opinion with the words "[t]he parties are advised to chill".
Judge Kozinski is a renowned essayist, and has won admirers across the political spectrum with his clear and witty writing. His writings have been featured in such publications as Slate, The New Yorker, The New Republic and The National Review.
Dr. Richard B. Andres is Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College. Before coming to NWC, Andres served in a number of policy positions within the Department of Defense including Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force. His research focuses on the national security implications of new technology. He has led senior strategy development teams for the White House, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense and other civilian and military organizations on topics such as national cyber security strategy, military energy policy, deterrence strategy, and military planning for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As the CSO of one of the world's largest providers of human capital management solutions, Roland Cloutier has functional and operational responsibility for ADP's cyber, information protection, risk, workforce protection, crisis management and investigative security operations worldwide.
Roland's depth of global protection and security leadership experience includes the management of strategic converged security and business protection programs. Prior to ADP, he served as CSO of EMC, where he spearheaded protection of the company's worldwide business across commercial and government sectors. Roland has also held executive security management roles at consulting and managed security service organizations and served the first half of his more than 25 year career in federal law enforcement.
Dr. James Ransome is the Head of Product Security, PSIRT, and Cloud Security Certifications & Compliance at McAfee Inc., a corporate-wide initiative that supports the delivery of secure software products and services to customers. His career has been marked by leadership positions in private and public industries, including three chief information security officer (CISO) and four chief security officer (CSO) roles. Prior to entering the corporate world, James had 23 years of government service in various roles supporting the U.S. intelligence community, federal law enforcement, and the Department of Defense.
James holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems specializing in Information Security. He developed/tested a security model, architecture, and provided leading practices for converged wired/wireless network security for his doctoral dissertation as part of a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education program. This became the baseline for his work as the Vice President of Integrated Security and Director of Industrial Cyber Security for CH2M HILL where he was responsible for developing models for converged wired/wireless network security. In a subsequent position as the Senior Director, Secure Unified Wireless and Mobility Solutions at Cisco, he co-architected, developed and marketed the Getronics-Cisco “Wireless Integrated Security, Design, Operations & Management (WISDOM)” reference framework that was a productization of the original WISDOM framework developed as part of his doctoral dissertation titled “Wireless Integrated Secure Data Options Model (WISDOM) for Converged Network Security.” This resulted in an increase of over $45 million USD revenue for Getronics and Cisco within a two-year period.
He is the author of 10 books on information security to include “Wireless Operational Security,” “Wireless Security: Know it all,” “Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security,” “Defending the Cloud: Waging Warfare in Cyberspace,” and; “Core Software Security: Security at the Source.” James is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, and he is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow.
Richard Borden is a Partner and the Chief Privacy Officer at White & Williams. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law.
Prior to these roles, Professor Borden was the Chief Privacy Officer, and Chief Information Security and Privacy Counsel of DTCC. DTCC serves as the centralized clearinghouse for more than 50 exchanges and equity trading platforms in the U.S. The DTCC depository provides custody and asset servicing for securities issued from 131 countries. In addition, DTCC’s global trade repositories record more than U.S. $500 trillion in gross notional value of transactions made worldwide.
Prior to joining DTCC, Rick was Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America. Rick was an Assistant General Counsel at The Hartford. Rick is an inventor on 1 patent and 5 patent applications. Rick was Counsel at Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, specializing in venture capital and private equity funded companies. He was the General Counsel at Paradigm4, a private equity funded wireless data and systems integration company. Rick started his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Rhea Siers has an extensive operational and academic background in cyber activities, policy and research. Ms. Siers retired as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service after over thirty years at the National Security Agency (NSA) including postings at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of State. Ms. Siers served in a variety of operational, legal, and policy positions dealing with some of the most critical issues facing the US Intelligence Community including cyber operations, information sharing, sharing, counterterrorism and counterintelligence.She is currently Scholar In Residence at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, where she is focused on research, education and policy on Cybersecurity threats. Ms. Siers is also an adjunct faculty member of George Washington University where she teaches courses on Counterterrorism Policy, Middle East Intelligence, Intelligence Oversight, Intelligence Operations and Transnational Security issues. She is co-author of “Cyber Warfare and the Law” published by Thomson Reuters.
Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at The George Washington University. She is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who was named the 2014 cybersecurity educator of the year by the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) and as one of the top ten influencers in information security careers by Careers Info Security magazine. In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the US National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce and she currently co-chairs the ACM Joint Task Force on Security Education.
Dr. Burley has written 60+ publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change - including her 2014 co-authored book "Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines." Prior to GW, she served as program director at The National Science Foundation where she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the CyberCorps program. Based on her work at NSF, she was honored by the Federal CIO Council and CISSE for outstanding efforts toward the development of the federal cybersecurity workforce. She served several years as research co-pi of the National CyberWatch Center and two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013).
Dr. Burley’s board service includes: AlphaTech Group, George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering Department of IS&T, Goodwill Industries International, Norfolk State University IA-REDI, and Open Mind. She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organization Science, and Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.
Tom Ricketts is a Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Aon Risk Services Professional Services Group in New York. Tom heads up the New York client service team, providing risk management advice and insurance services to large, US-based law firms, accounting firms and consulting firms and is the Cyber-Insurance specialist for this group.
Tom has 30 years of international experience in the insurance broking industry and has worked in both the London and New York markets and for much of his career he specialized in advising communications media and technology firms on how to insure their risks. In the course of this work he created and placed the first open-market Technology E&O insurance policy. In his role as head of the Sedgwick Global Telecommunications practice, Tom carried out numerous engagements with banks and funding consortia on risk due diligence in relation to communications sector investments (including EBRD and the World Bank). Tom worked on numerous high-profile communications sector start-ups such as Global Crossing, FLAG and Iridium.
Tom has been recognized by Risk & Insurance Magazine as a "Power Broker" in Telecommunications (1996) and Construction (2011) and has published articles in Lloyd's List and the John Liner Review.
Joey Johnson is Chief Information Security Officer at Premise Health, provider of large employer sponsor health and wellness centers for employees. Joey is responsible for leading all organizational efforts related to security operations and engineering, information technology and security compliance, identity access management, policy development, security audit, and vendor risk management to meet challenging security and compliance demands. In his six years with Premise Health, Joey has been instrumental in implementing a proactive security and risk management environment focused organizational risk awareness that is transformative in the healthcare industry. He successfully launched a cutting-edge vendor and business associate maturity development program that dynamically empowered business partners of various scales and complexity to meet challenging security and compliance demands. Additionally, he has worked to develop a team driven by passion in security, with a focus on empowering and fostering women in the security field. In 2016 Joey was presented CISO of the Year award by the Nashville Technology Council.
Prior to joining Premise Health, Joey was the Chief Security Officer for the United States Department of Commerce, Office of Computer Services. He has over 15 years of experience in the cyber-security industry including leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on organizations in the federal government, information technology, healthcare, and transportation industries. Outside of Premise Health Joey maintains an active leadership presence in the healthcare cyber-security industry participating in numerous steering and advisory committees with the National Healthcare Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), various threat intelligence and sharing groups, security news groups, and private/public sector partnerships. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law and Cyberwarfare helping to shape the future national and international regulatory landscape around cybersecurity, and also works as a senior advisory member on the E-Health Initiative Federal Executive Advisory Board on Privacy & Security. Joey additionally works as a technical advisor with various security & technology investment organizations and product companies, as well as frequently serving as a speaker at numerous security industry events.
Mr. Cass is the Chief Information Security Officer for IBM. He has global responsibility for all aspects of security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Cloud & SaaS business unit.
Previously Mr. Cass served as the SVP & Chief Information Security Officer for Elsevier. Where he lead an organization of experienced legal, risk and security professionals that provided data protection, privacy, security, and risk management guidance on a global basis for Elsevier.
David has extensive experience in IT security, risk assessment, risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery, developing security policies and procedures. He has played a key role in leading and building corporate risk & governance and information security organizations in the financial sector. As the Senior Director of Information Security Risk and Governance for Freddie Mac, David rebuilt the risk and governance function and developed a team to provide risk assessments, methodologies, tools, services, and training to improve the organization’s capabilities and maturity. Prior to that he was Vice President of Risk Management for JPMorgan Chase, and was responsible for providing an accurate assessment of the current risk management state, contributing to the future direction of risk management, continuity and disaster recovery capabilities for the organization.
David has a MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from MIT. He is also a frequent speaker at high profile industry conferences, and serves on the Board of Directors for PixarBio Corporation.
Mr. Inglis currently serves as a distinguished visiting professor of cyber studies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He retired from the Department of Defense in January 2014 following over 41 years of federal service, including 28 years at NSA and seven and a half years as its senior civilian and Deputy Director. As the NSA Deputy Director, Mr. Inglis acted as the Agency's chief operating officer, responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations and policy. His NSA service included three years as the United States Special Liaison to the United Kingdom, numerous operational tours leading Signals Intelligence organizations, and a one year posting as a visiting professor of computer science at the United States Military Academy (West Point).
Mr. Inglis currently serves as a member of several US Department of Defense Science Board studies and combatant command advisory panels. He also serves as a Director on three public boards (FedEx, Huntington Bank, and KeyW) and numerous private advisory panels,
Mr. Inglis’ military career includes over 30 years of service in the US Air Force -- nine years on active duty and twenty one years in the Air National Guard -- from which he retired as a Brigadier General in 2006. He holds the rating of Command Pilot and commanded units at the squadron, group, and joint force headquarters levels. Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. He is a Distinguished Eagle Scout (2009) and a graduate of the Kellogg Business School executive development program, the USAF Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers' School.
Colonel Brown teaches cyber operations law and policy, and has authored several articles related to cyber warfare, including “Spying and Fighting in Cyberspace,” Journal of Nat’l Security Law & Policy (2016); “Easier Said Than Done: Legal Reviews of Cyber Weapons,” Journal of Nat’l Security Law & Policy (2014) (coauthor); “Why Iran Didn’t Admit Stuxnet Was an Attack,” Joint Forces Quarterly (2011); and “On the Spectrum of Cyberspace Operations,” Small Wars Journal (2012) (coauthor). He was the official U.S. observer to the drafting the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (2013), and is a member of the International Group of Experts drafting the second edition of the Tallinn Manual. He has a law degree from the University of Nebraska and an LL.M. in international law from Cambridge University.
Elad Yoran serves as CEO of Security Growth Partners (SGP) and Executive Chairman of KoolSpan. He has nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, investor, investment banker and a several-time successful entrepreneur. Elad serves as a Director at Infinidat, Red Owl Analytics and Mischel Kwon Associates.
Elad’s entrepreneurial experience includes Riptech (acquired by Symantec Corporation); MediaSentry, acquired by SafeNet; Sentrigo, acquired by McAfee; and Vaultive, a pioneering cloud encryption company. Elad has also served as vice president, Global Business Development at Symantec and as vice president at Broadview International (acquired by Jeffries), an investment bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, where he led the firm’s information security practice. Elad has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young.
He is a member of several technology, security and community Boards, including the Army Cyber Institute (ACI), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) New York Metro Chapter; and Trustee of the Jewish Chapel Fund, US Military Academy at West Point. Previously, he served on the FBI’s Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC). Elad authored the Internet Security Threat Report, which was cited in briefings to the U.S. Congress. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Elad holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Michael Newton is an expert on accountability, transnational justice, and conduct of hostilities issues. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 80 books, articles and book chapters. He is an elected member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Bar Association. At Vanderbilt, he developed and teaches the innovative International Law Practice Lab which provides expert assistance to judges and lawyers, governments, and policy-makers around the world. Under his leadership, Practice Lab students have completed projects for ongoing litigation, international organizations such as the UN Office of Drugs and Crime and the Conduct and Disciplinary Office, and Foreign Ministries in a number of nations.
Professor Newton is presently serving on the Advisory Board of the ABA International Criminal Court Project. As the senior advisor to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the U.S. State Department, Professor Newton implemented a wide range of policy positions related to the law of armed conflict, including U.S. support to accountability mechanisms worldwide. He served as the U.S. representative on the U.N. Planning Mission for the Sierra Leone Special Court.
Professor Newton began his distinguished military career as an armor officer in the 4th Battalion, 68th Armor, Fort Carson, Colorado, until his selection for the Judge Advocate General's Funded Legal Education Program. He deployed on Operation Provide Comfort to assist Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq, as well as a number of other exercises and operations. From 1993-95 he was reassigned as the brigade judge advocate for the 194th Armored Brigade (Separate), during which time he organized and led the human rights and rules of engagement education for all Multinational Forces and International Police deploying into Haiti. He subsequently was appointed as a professor of international and operational law at the Judge Advocate General's School and Center in Charlottesville, Virginia from 1996-99.
Brad Gow is a Senior Vice President at Endurance, where he provides global oversight of the company’s cyber risk underwriting operations including underwriting management, product development and services coordination.
Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Vice President in Zurich's Specialties division where he led the Errors & Omissions liability unit.
From 2002 through 2008 he was with ACE USA’s Professional Risk division, responsible for all professional liability product management operations. Mr. Gow also led ACE’s technology E&O and network risk underwriting operations, including the development of the ACE DigiTechsm line of products.
Mr. Gow co-founded NetDiligence in 2000, a venture backed organization providing network security, incident response and forensic computer investigation programs specifically suited to the needs of insurance carriers and brokers.
Mr. Gow also spent eight years working in the Asian insurance markets for CIGNA International and American International Group.
Aarti Soni is the Cyber Claims Advocacy Leader for our Professional Liability / Network Security and Privacy Practice (part of our FINPRO Practice) in New York, New York. She focuses her work on large, complex accounts in the cyber, technology, media and professional coverage arenas. Aarti’s current responsibilities include supporting clients by reviewing and negotiating policy wordings and serving as a resource on cybersecurity offerings and services, both pre- and post-event. Aarti also assists clients throughout the claim life cycle. Aarti joined Marsh in July 2016. Prior to that time, she was a Claims Analyst at American International Group (AIG). She also worked an associate at two national law firms, where she handled complex insurance coverage litigation. Aarti most recently served as Assistant General Counsel, Professional Liability & Cyber Counsel at Chubb, where she was a member of the Cyber Product Board. There, she provided client support to Errors and Omissions (E&O) and cyber risk underwriters.
Aarti has a BA in International Studies, American University, Washington, DC and a JD from Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC.
Dave is the Director of Cyber Security Operations at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. With over 25 years of experience in information technology, Dave’s experience spans across federal and private sectors – concentrating predominantly on information systems, network and engineering operations and within the last 10 years focusing on cyber-security initiatives.
Dave’s role in his current and past positions have been to establish a robust information security management program that fits within the strategic vision of the organization. This involved not only building security teams but revamping policy and procedures. His current responsibility is building a Security Operations Center and deploying an Identity and Access Management initiative for Moffitt. Prior to his role at Moffitt, Dave held the Chief Information Security Officer role with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and Manager of Information Security at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg Florida. Before entering the healthcare sector, Dave left a 21 year federal career with the Department of Defense where he held various roles including the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Technical Representative for a major missile defense program, security data custodian, Information Systems Security Officer, Data and Configuration manager and Change Control chairman for several other military programs.
Dave earned his undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management from the University of South Florida and his Masters in Information Security with a Digital Forensics concentration from Norwich University. He maintains the Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and is currently a member on the Saint Petersburg College Advisory Board for CE Health, the Florida InfraGard, Central Florida ISSA, AEHIS.
Robert J. Jones is the Global Head of Financial Lines, Specialty Claims, at AIG. Robert is responsible for claims within the Cyber, Technology, Media, Fidelity and Kidnap & Ransom lines of business. Robert has developed Financial Lines expertise through a variety of technical and managerial roles in Claims, Reinsurance and Underwriting. Robert began his career at The Travelers in 1989 and joined AIG in 1992. Robert received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Matt Prevost, RPLU, is Chubb’s National Product Line Manager for Cyber and Technology E&O Product Lines. In this role, he is responsible for cyber product management in the United States, and plays a significant role in Chubb’s Global Cyber Practice, which addresses growing risks as legislation and exposures for privacy and network security evolve around the world, and customer demands for cyber insurance and risk management solutions grow. Mr. Prevost is also responsible for underwriting and negotiating complex accounts, developing and maintaining a broad network of brokerage and vendor relationships, and developing and driving distribution and marketing strategies.
Mr. Prevost previously served as Assistant Vice President at Philadelphia Insurance/Tokio Marine Group, where he was responsible for the management and professional liability division for the Western U.S. Prior to accepting that role, he oversaw the carrier’s cyber and miscellaneous professional liability portfolio in the U.S.
Mr. Prevost is a certified Continuing Education (CE) instructor in more than 36 states and regularly speaks on the topics of Directors & Officers (D&O), Errors & Omissions (E&O), cyber and privacy liability. He is a graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in International Economics and Commerce and also studied at Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Dijion in France.
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Visger currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his four-year tenure as Assistant Professor, Colonel Visger has served as course director for three courses—Cyber Law, International Law, and National Security Law; and he also teaches Constitutional and Military Law. In addition to his teaching experience, Colonel Visger has served as a Judge Advocate (military attorney) in the U.S. Army since 1997.< p> During his tenure as a Judge Advocate, Colonel Visger has served in a number of legal positions, including serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (general counsel) to the Commanding General of First Army Division West at Fort Hood, Texas. He has also worked extensively in prosecuting and defending cases under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and has earned an Expert Military Justice Practitioner qualification. In addition, Colonel Visger has deployed to Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he advised the command on the International and Operational Law aspects of re-building each country. Colonel Visger received his J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia Law School.
Thien joined Wellmark in 2016. As the company’s Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Thien is responsible for integrating security with the business, managing information risks strategically, and continuing to work toward a culture of shared cyber risk accountability across the enterprise. Information security includes measuring an organization’s process maturity, and ensuring information stays safe as Wellmark considers new technology models.
Thien was formerly Senior Vice President, Business Information Security Officer for Global Banking and Markets where he headed a global information security team supporting more than 50,000 users globally. Previously, Thien served at SunGard Data Systems as Vice President, Global Head of Application Risk Management and Business Continuity. He also spent over 10 years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in Technology Risk where he held various leadership positions in cyber security and risk management.
Thien has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto Engineering Program. He was also the chair of the FS-ISAC application security product group and a member of the Financial Services Cybersecurity Roundtable led by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Dr. Ken Baylor is the President of the Vendor Security Alliance (VSA), an industry led initiative to measure and address third party risk. Dr. Baylor serves as head of Compliance for Uber and in the past had been the CISO of Pivotal, Symantec, and Nuance. He is recognized as a leader in Data Protection, Bank Security, Agile Information Security and Regulatory Compliance. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM). He served as President of ISACA-Silicon Valley from 2007-2009. In addition to security certifications, he holds a law degree, an MBA, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.
Senior privacy, media and technology specialist with over 15 years in-house legal experience in privacy law, privacy by design, data governance, data security, digital and social media, intellectual property, e-commerce, regulatory compliance and general corporate matters. Counsel senior management and key stakeholders on privacy, data security and related regulations as they affect business strategies and initiatives and product development and provide recommendations on mitigating risk. Manage a team of lawyers providing legal support and guidance to cross functional teams regarding privacy, data security, and application of privacy by design to a broad range of products and services.
Sean M. Walsh has an extensive experience in cyber investigations, U.S. cyber policy, and national security matters. Mr. Walsh retired from the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant General Counsel in FBI’s National Security Law Branch. He provided legal advice on forensic and cyber matters to the Intelligence Community for their Counter Intelligence and Counter Terrorism programs as well as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He served as the national security counsel to the FBI Cyber division and participated in interagency shaping national cyber policy. Mr. Walsh served as Assistant General Counsel to the N.Y. City SCA Inspector General’s Office and as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office focusing on corruption and money laundering in the city’s construction industry. As such, he initiated and managed fourteen monitorships / private inspector generals in efforts to reform the industry.
Mr. Walsh had a law practice that specialized in white collar and complex civil litigation and technology matters. Mr. Walsh was a Bureau Chief in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, where he specialized in forfeiture, homicides, and forensic investigations of computer, video, and audio evidence. He was chief of the first law enforcement video unit that used video to record suspect statements, crime scenes and lineups. He has lectured extensively all over the world on the use of video by law enforcement to enhance their cases. He pioneered the use of a remote video link (VTC) for use in New York courtrooms. He has investigated and prosecuted computer crime cases including forensics and management of digital information. He has lectured widely on computer security including at the European Union computer crime conference at The Hague.
Mr. Walsh, as a representative of the United States government, participated in the London training of the Iraqi judges for Iraqi Special Tribunal that conducted the Iraq war crime trials.
Mr. Walsh is also an adjunct faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Computing where he teaches a course on Cyber Investigations, Security, and the Law and assists in their research projects. He currently serves on the Committee for Character and Fitness Committee for the Appellate Division Second Department.
Mr. Walsh graduated from Fordham University with a BS degree and JD degree; he completed the University of Virginia Law School Nation Security Law program. He is a past International President of HTCIA, a founding board member and officer of LEVA, a member of IEEE, a past member of Acoustical Engineers Society (AES) standards committee. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and has served on its Communications Law committee and Computer Law committee. Among his many awards and recognitions, Mr. Walsh received the FBI Director’s Cyber Award for National Security and the Director of National Intelligence Cyber Award.