6.0 Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Morning keynote speaker William Arbaugh leads an organization performing advanced research and development for government and commercial clients, focusing on information security and wireless technologies. He is a University of Maryland Associate Professor Emeritus and formerly the principal architect at Microsoft.

William Arbaugh

Industry Keynote Speaker | President and CTO of Five Directions

Afternoon keynote speaker Lieutenant General Hernandez retired from the United States Army after 39 years of service. His last active duty assignment was as the first Commander of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), where he was responsible for the daily operations and defense of all Army networks.

LTG (R) Rhett Hernandez

Government Keynote Speaker | West Point Cyber Chair, Army Cyber Institute
AM Panel: Defining the Problem

As Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the National Capital Region (NCR) Senior Policy Group, Mr. Rauschecker has provided legal and policy analysis to the NCR’s Homeland Security Advisors. Additionally, he helped implement the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant which supports the region’s homeland security goals and priorities.

Markus Rauschecker

Senior Law and Policy Analyst, University of Maryland CHHS

Matthew Dunlop is an active duty lieutenant colonel in the United States Army with over 22 years of service. He currently works for the United States Army Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland. Matthew also serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Matthew Dunlop

Lieutenant Colonel, US Army

Tony leads the development of the Critical Security Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support best practices in cybersecurity. His “volunteer army” cuts across all segments of the industry to identify practices that will stop the vast majority of attacks, and then leads projects to validate, measure, scale, and share these practices for widespread adoption.

Tony Sager

Senior VP for the Center for Internet Security

Brendan is a senior engineer at CERT in the Software Engineering Institute where he serves as the technical manager for the Cyber Risk Management Team, working with both Federal and industry partners to improve cybersecurity by addressing processes, people, and technology holistically.

Brendan Fitzpatrick

CEH, CISSP Senior Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University
Breakout Session: Health IT

Darren Lacey is Chief Information Security Officer and Director of IT Compliance for the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. He was the first Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

Darren Lacey

Chief Information Security Officer & Director of IT Compliance for JHU

Jason Taule is a 25+ year veteran of the information assurance industry who has worked in both the intelligence community and commercial sectors first consulting to Federal agencies and then serving as inside CSO/CPO both within the Government and at large systems integrators like General Dynamics and CSC.

Jason Taule

CSO / CPO at FEI Systems

Timothy is a project manager for IV&V and mitigation team in support of SPAWAR and JTF CapMed. He oversees a team of 10 employees implementing DIACAP C&A process for major hospitals in the North Capital Region. He is also a project manager for cyber security tools research and development.

Tim Falls

Senior Project Manager, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.
Breakout Session: FedRAMP

Brian Bear recently joined HTSI as Business Development Director for Cyber
Security Solutions focusing on DISA and USCYBERCOM. Prior to joining
Honeywell, Brian was a Business Development Lead for Raytheon Cybersecurity
and Special Missions (CSM).

Brian Bear

Business Development Director, HTSI

Laura's research has been used by the FDIC, FBI, IRS, U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, U.S. Customs, U.S. Treasury, White House, and many public Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Taylor specializes in security audits of financial institutions, providing information security consulting to some of the largest financial institutions in the world.

Laura Taylor

President and CEO, Relevant Technologies
Afternoon Panel: Solutions

Cameron Chehreh currently serves as Chief Technology Officer in General Dynamics Information Technology’s Intelligence Solutions Division. In this role, Mr. Chehreh is responsible for leading the solution architecture and engineering efforts in support of advanced mission centric solutions across the Defense and Aerospace markets.

Cameron Chehreh

Chief Technology Officer, Dell Federal

Marcus J. Ranum is Senior Strategist for Tenable Network Security, and is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. He has been involved in every level of the security industry from product coder to CEO of a successful start-up. He is an ISSA fellow and holds achievement and service awards from several industry groups.

Marcus Ranum

Senior Strategist, Tenable Network Security

As the Technical Director (TD), Mike is responsible for providing technical and operational leadership to the IA Operations leadership team, personnel, and missions including hunting, blue team, red team, COMSEC monitoring, technical security, 24/7 operations, capability development and deployment, and cryptographic key production.

Mike Thomas

Technical Director at the National Security Agency

George brings over 15 years of experience working with various U.S. government agencies. George currently serves as the CTO, Custom Analytics of Akamai, managing a multi-million dollar Cyber Security business for Akamai. He is the driving force in providing Akamai Custom Analytics capabilities to DoD and Intelligence Community customers.

George Economou

CTO of Custom Analytics, Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Breakout Session: Mobile IT

PaRaBaL is a leading Enterprise Mobility Company that makes workforces mobile. CMDSP - Certified Mobile Device security Professionals is a Mobile Administrator Certification for Mobile IT leads at Companies and Organizations. Peter has almost 30 years of Enterprise IT experience with cutting edge technologies and a litany of successful startup experience.

Peter Coddington

Founder of PaRaBaL and CMDSP

Larry is a highly skilled network engineer with over eight years of experience managing network services. He oversees the IT infrastructure for three clients in the Maryland area providing a secure network and IT services for over 250 employees.

Larry Senior

Network Services Director, NextLogik

Jarred Capellman

Technical Director, NextLogik
Breakout Session: Insider Threat

In his role at Lockheed Martin, Douglas leads a staff that is responsible for providing advice and guidance relative to investigations, counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters impacting the Corporation. He is also the primary face to the Intelligence Community.

Douglas Thomas

Director, Counter Intelligence Operations and Corporate Investigations, Lockheed Martin

Charles McGonigal is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of CI and Cyber Programs at the FBI.

Charlie McGonigal

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI - CI and Cyber Programs

Larry has over 30 years of leadership in Counterintelligence and security operations in the National Security Agency providing expertise to both offensive and defensive organizations. Larry has received numerous DoD and Intelligence Community commendations.

Larry Contrella

TCIC Director at Intelligent Decisions
Conference Moderators

Afternoon Moderator Steve Zotti is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Director of Customer Operations for Ciena Government Solutions, Inc, a subsidiary of Ciena Corporation with dedicated resources and networking expertise to address the evolving communications requirements of the government marketplace.

Steve Zotti

COO of Ciena Government Solutions, Inc. | Chair, Cyber Conference Committee

Rom will moderate the Health IT Panel. He is the principal advisor on OI&T financial resource requirements and manages OI&T’s acquisition strategy/customer operational relationships. Rom is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology Resource Management and the Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Information & Technology (OI&T).

Romano (Rom) Mascetti

Principal Advisor on OI&T | Health IT Panel Moderator

Ms. Doreen Harwood will introduce the keynote speaker. Doreen is a Senior Vice President at Leidos. She retired from NSA in April of this year as a Senior Executive and was the Program Executive Officer for one the agency’s largest mission portfolios.

Dr. Doreen Harwood

Senior Vice President, Leidos

Dickie will be moderating Tech Talks.

Dickie George

JHU/APL Cyber Program

Hina will moderate the FEDRAMP breakout session. She has held development and leadership positions in software development, systems engineering and program management in networking and cyber security. She has degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and a Masters from University of Texas at Dallas.

Hina McCree

Technical Program Manager, JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory

Stephanie will moderate the morning panel. Stephanie has held increasing roles of responsibilities in systems design and development, systems engineering, program management and business development. Stephanie has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master's of Science in Business from Johns Hopkins University.

Stephanie Gonzales

Director, Security Solutions Sales & Capture at Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.

Chris will moderate the Mobile IT breakout session. During his tenure at APL, Chris has served in technical leadership positions supporting numerous projects which focus on improving the security of critical U.S. systems. His background covers a wide variety of technical areas including software engineering, security engineering, embedded systems, trusted platforms, and cloud computing.

Chris James

JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory

Mike is the moderator for the PM Breakout Session, Insider Threat. He successfully completed Carnegie Mellon's first Insider Threat Program Implementation certificate course. Mike sits on the board of directors for the National Insider Threat Special Interest Group (NITSIG) and provides subject matter expertise to customers across the IC, DOD and commercial sectors.

Mike Miller

Chief Operating Officer; Vice President, IC and DOD Programs at Tanager Inc