Cyber 5.0

With two tracks, Cyber 5.0 will meet the mission of educating, connecting and advocating for small business by providing access to skilled and experienced specialists with the knowledge required to grow and operate a successful businesses. The second track will address the interests, challenges, and opportunities sought by middle market and larger more experienced cyber businesses tracking the trends, best business practices, and access to strategic planning of potential government customers and competitors in the cyber industry. The focus of this conference will be on Infrastructure issues and industries and the impact on government contractors.

Eric Ayotte

Eric Ayotte is Vice President of Cyber and Network Security at M&T Bank, one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies headquartered in the US. Eric is a Certified Fraud Examiner with 16 years’ experience in IT, the majority having been spent in cyber security. He has spoken to hundreds of organizations and groups on the subject of information security and fraud.

Mike Binko

Mike Binko is president/CEO and a member of the Board of Directors for kloudtrack® — a leading provider of Cyber | Cloud technologies that address the Human Side of Compliance®. kloudtrack was named one of the Hot Companies to Watch by Federal Computer Week magazine and, together with Cisco Systems, kloudtrack recently announced the Innovation Sandbox® — an initiative that allows organizations to engage with emerging innovations under a Start Small … and Scale approach.

Carol Bradley

Carl Bradley serves as the U.S. Public Sector cybersecurity Portfolio Lead and as a subject matter expert, helping to shape and deliver HP’s cybersecurity capabilities for DoD, Intelligence Community, federal, state, and local government clients. He assists with the assessment of innovative technologies to determine their application to clients’ current and emerging IT security needs, with a focus on achieving organization, technology, and business alignment.

Thomas (Jim) Cannaliato

Thomas (Jim) Cannaliato has nearly 30 years of software development experience in medium to large application level and real-time systems in all major programming languages. At Leidos, Jim is currently the Chief Architect for DigitalEdge™, a cloud-based, big data ingestion platform that has been productized and sold commercially.

David Fastabend

David Fastabend is the Vice President of Advanced Information Solutions at Exelis. Exelis is a diversified, global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. The company was spun off from ITT Corporation on October 31, 2011.

Doyle Fecher

Doyle Fecher, Joined AirPatrol in 2012 possessing many years of hands-on experience as a Technical Systems Analyst and Engineer in a variety of enterprise environments. In 2006, Mr. Fecher noticed a trend developing towards virtual machines, cloud computing, and the importance of cyber security which is when he started to focus his time on everything he could about the new shift in technology. Since then, he has obtained his Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH 6) and Associate Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications.

Daniel Ford

Daniel Ford is the Cybersecurity and Mobile Strategist for DMI, where he advises public and private sector organizations on strategies to significantly reduce operational risks and enterprise mobility trends. Previously Ford was the Chief Security Officer at Fixmo, Director of Network Security at the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and he has held positions at XM Radio, Secure Computing, McAfee, Nominum, and Accuvant.

Dr. Wesley Kaplow

Doctor Wesley Kaplow is a recognized expert in a wide range of telecommunications and information technologies. In his position at Polar Star, he is responsible for using his over 25 years of experience of building high-performance computing and networking systems to create and plan Enterprise Architectures that provide services with the highest levels of Information Assurance and Cyber Security.

Bob Kimball

Bob Kimball is the CTO of Ciena Government Solutions responsible for identifying technology directions and product positioning for sales of Ciena optical networking products in the DOD, Civilian Government, and Research and Education market segments. Recent projects include technology refresh of existing Government networks with 100G transport, the impact of SDN in the Government space, enhanced network security , and the impact to Green initiatives from the evolution of optical transport and switching technologies.

Darren Lacey

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. He is an Adjunct Instructor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Larry Letow

Larry Letow is the CEO and President of Convergence Technology Consulting LLC. As CEO and President, Mr. Letow has led the company to double-digits growth in each of the 8 years he has been at the company. He first joined Convergence Technology Consulting in 2004 as Chief Operating Officer; he was promoted to President in 2006 and became CEO in 2012. Prior to joining Convergence Technology Consulting, Letow served as Sr. Vice President/Partner of Infinity Consulting Group, where he held overall responsibility for the Southeast Region, including corporate operations and marketing.

Derrick Nixon

Derrick Nixon is Director of Security Solutions at Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI), a wholly-owned government services subsidiary within Honeywell Aerospace.
In business for nearly 60 years, HTSI performs missions of national and scientific importance. Headquartered in Columbia, MD, HTSI employs people working at key customer sites around the work, including NASA centers and Department of Defense installations.

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy leads global public sector cyber security services at Verizon. He is responsible for solutions addressing a wide range of threats and compliance requirements, including: DDoS defense, advanced analytics, continuous monitoring, insider threats and cloud-based security services. His work has helped Verizon grow and be recognized as a security industry leader and one of the industry’s largest providers of cyber security services.

Jason Taule

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.He helped create the US-CERT, authored the Maryland Data Privacy Law, led a multi-million dollar global cyber security practice for a large international consulting firm, and for the last 15 years has been a luminary in the US Health IT space supporting various OpDivs in DHHS.

Keith Trippie

Keith Trippie is a former Government Senior Executive, change agent and innovative thought leader with over 20 years of experience driving revenue in the private sector and delivering results for the federal government. He is the founder and CEO of The Trippie Group LLC, which provides executive consulting services to help companies generate revenue in a number of innovative technology arenas including cloud computing, mobile, big data/analytics, cyber and product development, among others.

Patrick Wynn

Patrick Wynn has over 28 years of experience as a business strategist and a consultative business development professional, bringing excellent leadership to his role as Executive Director to the Howard Tech Council; and as an Advisor to early stage companies. Having been the Managing Director, Strategic Development at the CSO Breakfast Club and Vice President of Business Development at Sabera.


Deputy Assistant Secretary Cybersecurity Coordination National Protection and Programs Directorate Department of Homeland Security

Mrs. Wenchel is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Coordination in the National Protection and Programs Directorate for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department). She is responsible for interdepartmental collaboration in strategic planning for the Nation’s cyber-security, support for cybersecurity capabilities development, and synchronization of current operational cybersecurity mission activities for the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense. She is also assigned as the DHS senior cybersecurity representative to the U.S. Cyber Command.

Mrs. Wenchel also is head of the NPPD Office of Strategy and Policy (S&P) and the Office of International Affairs. In addition, Mrs. Wenchel works with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to ensure the Department’s cybersecurity research and development efforts are fully coordinated with policy and operations.


Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technical Officer of Tenable Network Security

Ron Gula is a visionary, innovator, and engineer of extraordinary talent. Since co-founding Tenable Network Security in 2002, Ron is responsible for product strategy, research and development.

Ron started his career in information security at the National Security Agency conducting penetration tests of government networks and performing advanced vulnerability research. He was also the original author of the Dragon IDS and CTO of Network Security Wizards, acquired by Enterasys Networks. At Enterasys, Ron was Vice President of IDS Products and worked with many top financial, government, security service providers, and commercial companies. He also served as Director of Risk Mitigation for US Internetworking. While working for BBN and GTE Internetworking, Ron helped to develop one of the first commercial network honeypots and developed security policies for large carrier-class networks.