Dr. Jon Brickey is Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Evangelist, for Mastercard Operations & Technology (O&T). In this role, he leads the development of cybersecurity strategy, architecture, research, outreach, education/training/awareness, and tech scouting.
Before joining Mastercard, Dr. Brickey served in the Army on active duty for over 26 years and retired as a Colonel, holding a variety of leadership and technical roles in information systems management and cyberspace operations. Previously, Jon held leadership positions in Cyber-related programs at the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, Army Cyber Command, U.S. Northern Command, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Dr. Brickey earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master's degree in Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of Colorado Denver.
John Evans has nearly two decades of IT experience supporting the government as a commercial contractor and also as a Public Servant. He currently has two roles with the State of Maryland where he is serving at the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy CTO.
John is one of the fathers of a revolutionary data hub-centric architecture for the Maryland Total Human Services Information Network (MD THINK) program that is on target to provide a modernized system to improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, respond to new requirements, have reliable data and relevant search, prioritize workloads, and measure program effectiveness for improved outcomes and streamlined service delivery for the most vulnerable Marylanders, including children in foster care and families in need.
John is a graduate of the University of Maryland and The University of Maryland University College and holds degrees and certifications including MIS, MBA, SPC4, CISSP, PMP and more. In addition to his two full-time jobs at MD DHS, John also finds time to teach, serving as an Adjunct Professor at the Cybersecurity Graduate School at UMUC.
Lieutenant Colonel John Agnello is a United States Army Cyber Branch officer stationed at United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), in Fort Meade, MD, as Chief of the Analytic Capabilities Branch, in the Applied Research and Development Division. He is responsible for all development, testing, and assessing of analytic capabilities in USCYBERCOM; and provides subject matter expertise in the arena of machine learning and artificial intelligence within the Command.
Prior to his current assignment LTC Agnello was a Joint Cyber Operations Team Leader at USCYBERCOM, where he provided cyber operations support to Geographic Combatant Commanders. Previously, LTC Agnello was stationed in Germany as the Research & Development subject matter expert for the Defense Science and Technology Center – Europe; followed by the Deputy Director of the Ground Intelligence Support Activity – East.
John is a combat veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, and his various military decorations include the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Action Badge, and Basic Parachutist Badge. His military training include the Joint Network Attack Course, Joint Computer Network Operational Planners Course, the Information Systems Management Course, and many more.
John holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Qualified Ethical Hacker, Security+ and Network+ certified.
Jason Taule is a 25+ year veteran of the information assurance and cybersecurity industry who has worked in both the intelligence community and commercial sectors first consulting to Federal agencies and then serving as inside Chief Security Office / Chief Privacy Officer both within the Government and at large systems integrators like General Dynamics and CSC. He helped build the original DARPA CERT, was responsible for the first computer security programs at the VA and NASA, authored the Maryland Data Privacy Law, led a multi-million dollar global cyber security practice for a large international consulting firm, ran the team responsible for HIPAA complaint investigations for OCR for 3 years, and for the last 17 years has been a luminary in the US Health IT space supporting numerous OpDivs in DHHS.
Alex Attumalil is a passionate security practitioner, responsible for the Global Information & Cyber Security Operations at Under Armour. He manages the strategic risk-based deployment of Security controls, while enabling frictionless business operations. A transformational leader, Alex has over 18 years of experience in developing, managing and maintaining information security programs in both the public and private sectors. In his professional career, Alex has taught as an Adjunct Professor, presented at various cyber conferences and continue to serve as a technical consultant on various Customer Advisory Boards.
I have made my career in the IT field for the past 20yrs, more than 15yrs of that has been managing the delivery of complex technical solutions. At Sparksoft I am a driving member of the leadership team, and am responsible for a number of programs under our business portfolio. In my role, I define strategy, business and technical plans, lead development and implementation of end-to-end solutions, and manage delivery processes and financial status of programs under my purview.
Throughout my management career I have taken the lead in the delivery of multiple key Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives, such as the Health Insurance Marketplace. This includes the Marketplace Advisor Systems Integrator (MASI) contract, Data Services Hub (DSH), Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) Testing, and other CMS Healthcare.gov contracts.
I notably exercised my commitment to building high performing cross-functional teams as the Program Manager for the implementation of the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) program, where I managed about 500 resources in support of this complex rollout. As a result of my success in managing large government programs I’ve had the honor of receiving multiple government and industry awards.
Prior to his current position as Sparksoft's Chief Strategy Officer, Henry served as Deputy CIO and Deputy Director, Office of Information Services as a key agency executive leader driving improvements and optimization of operational systems and effective change management. Previously, Chao served as Chief Information Officer, Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on all facets of IT, including organizational development of an IT workforce, developed and promoted innovation in IT design and implementation.
Gina Abate is President and CEO of Edwards Performance Solutions, a woman owned small business helping organizations achieve secure operational performance. Under her leadership, Edwards expanded its offerings to include cybersecurity and IT services. She has 30+ years of proven leadership with executive, technical, and business management experience in the Federal Government as a Civil Servant and a commercial sector contractor. Gina also serves as The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.’s (CAMI’s) Board of Directors’ Chair, supporting cybersecurity education and job creation within Maryland.
John Quigg is a senior staff member at the Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD and leads several teams investigating the application of High Performance Computing techniques to Cyber Security.
He is both an Airborne Ranger and a technologist with a unique perspective on the operational significance of technical capabilities and events both in peacetime and in conflict. He served as the Technical Director for the Defense Department’s Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations (the military’s network and security operations center) during a crucial period as the significance of cyber as a battlespace became evident during events such as Operation Buckshot Yankee. He was also a key member of the task force that stood up US Cyber Command from its origins as JFCC NW (offense) and the JTFGNO (Defense) and then served as a technical director in the command’s current operations directorate. During the course of his 27 year career in the United States Army he worked intensively with the intelligence, space, and communications industries with a focus on driving innovation into some of the most inhospitable operating environments on earth.
Patrick brings a background of over 30 years’ experience in strategic and consultative business development primarily focused on cybersecurity and enterprise technologies to his role as Vice President of Business Development at Atlantic Data Forensics.
Patrick has led the growth strategy of multiple technology organizations, including the Howard Tech Council, which went from a dormancy period with less than a dozen member companies to the second largest tech council in Maryland with over three hundred members gained in less than two years.
In 2017, for Patrick's role as a cyber community leader, he was nominated as the Maryland Cybersecurity Champion of the Year by Tenable Network Security co-founder and former CEO, Ron Gula.
Well-respected and trusted on the national stage as a leader, Patrick was also recognized by 50,000 member-strong InfraGard National Members Alliance as a recipient of one of four 2018 IMA Regional Leadership Awards in the United States.
April Doss, Partner and Chair of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. Ms. Doss returned from a one-year engagement serving as Senior Minority Counsel for the Russia investigation being conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In this role, she served as lead Democratic counsel for the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in 2016, Ms. Doss served as the Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law at the National Security Agency (NSA), where she gained significant experience with legal issues relating to big data, including privacy and compliance programs, particularly within the telecommunications, technology, and defense sectors of the economy. Over the course of her career at the NSA, she managed operations; oversaw a complex, multi-site compliance program; and served as part of the senior management team for NSA's new technology development.
Mr. Dykstra has over 19 years experience in investigations, computer forensics, incident response, network and wireless security testing and information security. Mr. Dykstra was previously the CIO and Director of Professional Education at Mandiant, Inc. where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous advanced computer security and cybercrime investigation courses.
Before founding Atlantic Data Forensics (formerly Jones Dykstra and Associates, Inc.), Mr. Dykstra was the CIO & Director of Professional Education and a founding member of Mandiant, where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous advanced computer security and cybercrime investigation courses. Dykstra was also a Senior Program Manager at Communications Technologies, the Senior Director of Managed Services at Apex Digital Services and Viaken Systems, Inc., Director of Technical Operations at Sytex, a teachers at the FBI Academy at Quantico, and a Counterintelligence Special Agent with the United States Army's Military Intelligence Branch.
Toke Vandervoort, Under Armour Senior Vice-President, Deputy General Counsel, leads several mission-critical Legal functions for UA, including its Commercial, Digital, Employment, IP, Litigation and Brand Protection, Privacy and Product Compliance legal teams responsible operationalizing a dizzying array of international legal requirements to advance and protect Under Armour’s mission globally. Toke joined Under Armour in January 2016 after more than 20 years in technology development, telecom and internet solutions, in private practice, and as a judicial clerk to two federal judges U.S. District Court in Denver. She is also a current member of the US Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, and the advisory councils of both the Georgetown Cyber Security Law Center and the Center for Democracy and Technology. She is a frequent public speaker and has been profiled in ABA Landslide magazine on the subject of leadership.
Dr. Matthew Dunlop is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Under Armour. Matthew is also a retired Army Colonel with 26 years of service. During his time in the Army, Dr. Dunlop served as the Director of Applied Research and Development for United States Cyber Command. Prior to that assignment, he spent four years in the United States Army Cyber Command in positions ranging from Cyber Technical Advisor to Director of Operations for the Army's Joint Force Headquarters - Cyber and culminating as the Director of the Army’s Cyber Black Team. Dr. Dunlop served in a number of other positions in the Army to include assistant professor of computer science at West Point, computer science faculty mentor at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, computer network engineer, and combat engineer. Matthew also spent three years as adjunct faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech, a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Gonzaga University. Dr. Dunlop is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
A federal executive and a Navy war-veteran, Mr. Teal served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm on the USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968). Prior to joining SIXGEN, Mr. Teal spent more than 30+ years in Federal Government as an Executive. More recently, Mr. Teal was the Director, J6/J8/J9 for the Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) where he was responsible, to the Commander CNMF, to deliver tactical tools and capabilities to the Cyber Mission Force. Mr. Teal was a founding member of the United States CyberCommand Capabilities Development Group (CDG) - now J9 where he served as the organizational Technical Director. CDG/J9 led various bigger programs such as the Unified Platform (UP) and many others. Prior to the Capabilities Development Group (CDG), Mr. Teal was the Technical Director of the Analytics Tradecraft Automation Office (ATAO) at the National Security Agency (NSA). In this role, he was responsible for providing technical leadership and strategy that helped the advancement of analytic technologies and practices with a strong emphasis on developing and deploying large-scale data analytics. Mr. Teal helped to establish and lead the National Security Agency (NSA) successful stand up of the Data Scientist Development Program. This program was a grassroots effort established before the work role/title “Data Scientist” was well understood or adopted. Mr. Teal is also a founding member of a small group that successfully stood up the National Security Agency’s “Hunt” mission. During his time in this organization, he was the Technical Director of Mission Technologies which was charged with obtaining and deploying tactical capabilities to hunt for sophisticated adversaries across the Department of Defense (DoD) classified networks.
Tina C. Williams-Koroma – Esq., CISSP, PMP, is founder and President of TCecure LLC, a cybersecurity risk management company headquartered in Maryland. She possesses a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a M.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is a Maryland licensed attorney, a member and officer of the Maryland Technology Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO) Board of Directors, a member of the UMBC Research Park Board of Directors, and an Adjunct Instructor for UMBC’s Graduate Cybersecurity program. Through a TCecure contract with the University System of Maryland (USM), Tina serves as the Cybersecurity Academic Innovation Officer for the National Cybersecurity FFRDC (sponsored by NIST, operated by MITRE in partnership with USM).
Lucy Kerner is currently the Security Global Technical Evangelist and Strategist at Red Hat and helps drive thought leadership and the global go-to-market strategy for security across the entire Red Hat portfolio. Lucy creates and delivers security related technical content to the field, customers, and partners and has spoken at numerous internal and external events and is a 2018, 2017, and 2016 Red Hat Summit Top Presenter. Prior to her current role, she was a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect for the North America Public Sector team at Red Hat. Lucy has over 15 years of professional experience as both a software and hardware development engineer and a pre-sales solutions architect. Prior to joining Red Hat, she worked at IBM as both a Mainframe microprocessor design engineer and a pre-sales solutions architect for IBM x86 servers. She has also interned at Apple, Cadence, Lockheed Martin, and MITRE, where she worked on both software and hardware development. Lucy graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a minor in Spanish.
Michael Leahy is a strategic thinker with experience as a senior executive, attorney, regulator and policy maker and a track record of implementing practical solutions to complex financial, operational and regulatory questions.
In April 2018, Leahy was named Secretary of the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT). DoIT works with the Governor’s Executive Branch, state agencies, coordinating offices and rich vendor community, providing technology and telecommunication guidance and support and fostering a customer-focused culture. DoIT develops, maintains, and enforces IT policies and standards throughout state government and works with the Technology Advisory Council and the Statewide Interoperability Radio Control Board.
Tom Schankweiler is a connector, disrupter, and fierce friend to individuals truly committed to cyber security and privacy endeavors.
He serves as the Executive Director of Center Security & Threat Operations at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS. Protecting such a diverse environment requires a comprehensive set of skills, technology, teamwork and focus. Over the year’s Tom has developed a personal approach to helping others succeed in delivering security that aligns and integrates with their business focus.
Personally, Tom has many noteworthy accomplishments that stem from his crucial leadership by helping the agency meet the objectives of the American Recovery and Revitalization Act, ARRA, the Affordable Care Act, ACA, and Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation, CDM legislation.
In his off time, Tom volunteers with Trail Life, USA which is an adventure, leadership, and character building program for boys. He is married to Donna, an entrepreneur in her own right, and they have two children and one grandchild child. Lastly, Tom is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the first Gulf War... Aim High!