Major General (MG) George J Franz III
Commanding General, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
Major General Franz received his commission from the University of Maine at Orono in 1984.
A Military Intelligence (MI) Officer, MG Franz held positions as a Ground Surveillance Radar Platoon Leader, Battalion and Brigade S‐2 in the 1st Cavalry Division; Assistant G‐2 (3d Armored Division); Assistant S‐3 of the 205th MI Brigade; S‐3, 311th MI Battalion; Chief, Plans and Exercises, G‐2, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Director, MI Doctrine Directorate, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G‐2, U. S. Army Europe & Seventh Army.
MG Franz has commanded at the Company, Battalion, Brigade, and Joint Command levels, including A Company, 302d MI BN, 502d MI Battalion, and 704th MI Brigade. He has deployed in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
MG Franz’s Joint and Combined assignments include Chief of the Plans Branch, J‐2, U.S. Central Command; Chief, C‐2 Operations and Chief, C‐2, Combined Forces Land Component Command, Multi‐ National Forces – Iraq; Chief, Information Dominance Center, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command (IJC); Chief, CJ‐2, IJC, ISAF; Director, Current Operations, J‐33, U.S. Cyber Command. MG Franz commanded the Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, at Fort George G. Meade, MD.
MG Franz is currently assigned as Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Fort Belvoir, VA.
MG Franz holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics, a Master of Advanced Military Studies from the School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
MG Franz’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters), the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
Dr. Greg Shannon
The White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Greg Shannon is the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the National Security and International Affairs Division.
Shannon is also the Chief Scientist for the CERT(r) Division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). He works to expand the division's research results, impact, and visibility. Outside of CERT, he works to influence national and international research agendas by promoting data-driven science for cybersecurity.
Shannon recently served as the Chair of IEEE's Cybersecurity Initiative, and he cofounded the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER). Prior to joining CERT, Shannon was Chief Scientist at two startups working on statistical anomaly detection in sensor streams, the science of cybersecurity, and insider threats. In earlier positions, he led applied research and development in cybersecurity and data analysis at Lucent Technologies, Lumeta, Ascend Communications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Indiana University, and his own startup company. Shannon received a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University with minors in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. He earned his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, on a fellowship from the Packard Foundation. He is a member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Dr. Ann Cox
Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Ann Cox is a program manager in the Cyber Security Division (CSD) for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency at DHS S&T. Cox manages the Internet Measurement and Attack Modeling project, which seeks to solve national security threats related to cyberspace. Her research focuses on resilient systems and networks, modeling of internet attacks, and network mapping and measurement.
Prior to her position in CSD, Cox spent 16 years at the National Security Agency where she worked in the Office of Weapons and Space. Prior to that, she taught full-time at Brigham Young University (BYU) for several years, and was the owner and purchasing agent for a small business. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from BYU, master’s degree in mathematics from Idaho State University, master’s degree in computer science from James Madison University, and her doctorate in mathematics from Auburn University.
Chief Evangelist, The Center for Internet Security
Tony Sager is Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of cybersecurity. In this position, Sager helps identify, validate, scale and share promising cybersecurity practices for widespread adoption. He retired from the National Security Agency in June 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance (IA) Directorate. During his 34 year career, he founded the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group and was responsible for some of NSA’s most important advancements in cyberdefense. He led the sharing of NSA guidance, analysis, and standards to the entire defensive community.
Dr. Dawn Dunkerley
Chief of the Cyber Division, Army Materiels Command (AMC)
Dr. Dawn Dunkerley is the Chief of the Cyber Division, AMC G-3/4. Her team is responsible for AMC's operationalization of cyberspace to achieve the AMCcommander's objectives, facilitate mission command, and maintain AMC's ability to "develop, deliver and sustain" in support of current and future Army and Joint missions.
Dr. Dunkerley received a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in 2011 with a doctoral focus of information security success within organizations. Her research interests include cyberwarfare,cybersecurity, and the success and measurement of organizational cybersecurity initiatives. She holds a number of professional certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Eugene H. Spafford
Professor, and CERIAS Executive Director, Purdue University
Eugene H. Spafford is one of the senior, most recognized leaders in the field of computing. He has been honored with nearly every possible award in cyber security, including induction into the Cyber Security Hall of Fame; every major award at Purdue University for teaching; and many major awards for distinguished service to the computing community, including the CRA Distinguished Service Award. He is one of only two people to receive all three of the National Computer Security Award, be inducted into the Cyber Security Hall of Fame, and receive the Hal Tipton Award. He is also the only person ever to be named as a Fellow of the combination of the (ISC)2, ISSA, ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.
Spaf (as he is known to friends) has established an on-going record of accomplishment as a senior advisor and consultant on issues of security and intelligence, education, cybercrime and computing policy to a number of major companies, law enforcement organizations, academic and government agencies, including Microsoft, Intel, Tripwire, SignaCert, Unisys, the US Air Force, the National Security Agency, the GAO, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Justice, the Department of Energy, and the staff of two Presidents of the United States. With over three decades of experience as a researcher and instructor, Professor Spafford has worked in software engineering, reliable distributed computing, host and network security, digital forensics, computing policy, and computing curriculum design. He is responsible for a number of "firsts" in several of these areas.
Dr. Eugene Spafford is a professor with an appointment in Computer Science at Purdue University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1987. He also has courtesy appointments as a professor of Philosophy, a professor of Communication, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a professor of Political Science. He is the Executive Director of the Purdue University Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). In 2012 he was named as one of Purdue's inaugural Morrill Professors -- the university's highest award for the combination of scholarship, teaching, and service.
Starting in 2010, Spaf became Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Computers & Security, the oldest journal in the field of information security, and the official outlet of IFIP TC-11. Prior to this appointment, he served as Academic Editor (Associate Editor) of the journal from 1998–2009. Dr. Spafford is the immediate past chair of the ACM's US Public Policy Council, and is a member of ACM Council from.
Spaf serves on a number of advisory and editorial boards, and has been honored numerous times for his writing, research, and teaching on issues of security and ethics. He is is a Fellow of the ACM, the AAAS, the IEEE, the ISC2, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA.
Vice President and Chief Architect, Cisco Security Business Group
Martin Roesch is vice president and chief architect for Cisco’s Security Business Group. He is responsible for shaping the technology strategy and design of the company’s comprehensive security portfolio, and also oversees threat research, including the Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group. Roesch joined Cisco through the acquisition of Sourcefire, which he founded in 2001. At Sourcefire, he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of its Board of Directors. Roesch, who has more than 20 years of industry experience in network security and embedded systems engineering, is also the author and lead developer of the Snort® Intrusion Prevention and Detection System (www.snort.org) that forms the foundation for Next-Generation IPS.
Roesch has received a host of awards for his technology innovation and vision. Most recently, he was recognized as one of the Top 25 Disrupters of 2013 by CRN Magazine for the value his innovations provide partners and customers, and was earlier selected as one of eWeek's Top 100 Most Influential People in IT.
Director ProjectSafety, Cybersecurity Advanced Technologies Expert and Advisor
Larry Karisny is well known in both the public and private sector as a technology innovator, skilled project manager and renowned expert in real-time cybersecurity intrusion detection and prevention. He is a frequent contributor to Government Technology Magazine and has also written for Infosec Island, PenTest and eForencics publications. He has a sought-after speaker at industry summits and conferences as a session lead and moderator covering the subject of cybersecurity. He has consulted with a wide variety of enterprise and government clients seeking his assistance in maximizing the integrity and effectiveness of communications in complex and challenging environments, and has received numerous awards for sales, engineering and application design. He is widely recognized as a leading cybersecurity expert with excellent information governance and risk management skill sets.
Equally adept at meeting engineering or business development challenges, Mr. Karisny’s over 20 years of experience has included network communication and integration work with companies such as Qwest Communications, WorldCom, Sprint and Microtel Corporation. He is currently an independent principal, advisor and consultant to select cyber security companies and research institutions. As Director of ProjectSafety.org he has pioneered high-end IPS and IDS security approaches such as mobile intelligent network edge encryption security cloaking, insuring the safety of wireless smart grid, public safety, municipal wireless and various campus enterprise applications and ecosystems. He has research and supported real-time IDS technologies in both data analytics and non-algorithmic pattern anomaly detection. His current focus is the use of a 5GL and autonomic computer anomaly detection technologies used to secure business process actions in enterprise, IDS, cloud and IoT applications in milliseconds.
Chief Information Security Officer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Chief Information Security Officer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Darren Van Booven
Chief Information Security Officer, Idaho National Laboratory