Lieutenant General William J. Bender, USAF SAF/CIO, A6
Lt. Gen. William J. Bender is the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Bender leads three directorates and supports 54,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He has overall responsibility of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio as the senior authority for Information Technology investment strategy, networks and network-centric policies, communications, information resources management, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Chief Information Officer, General Bender provides oversight of portfolio management, delivers enterprise architecture, and enforces freedom of information act and privacy act laws. He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking air, space, and terrestrial assets. Additionally, he shapes doctrine, strategy, and policy for all cyberspace operations and support activities.
General Bender was commissioned in 1983 after earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Manhattan College. He has held staff assignments at Air Mobility Command, Headquarters U.S. European Command and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. His commands include an airlift squadron, an operations group, an air refueling wing, an airlift wing, and the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center. He has also served as Vice Commander of the 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.
The general is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the T-37, T-38, C/KC-135A/E/R, KC-10, EC-18B, E/KE-3A/B, C-141B, C-17A, C-130E and C-130J.
Dr, Deborah Frincke, Director of Research, National Security Agency/CSS
As the NSA/CSS Director of Research, Dr. Deborah Frincke leads the NSA/CSS Research Directorate, the only “in-house” research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community, to create breakthroughs in mathematics, science, and engineering that support and enable the NSA/CSS. Under her guidance, the Research Directorate recruits personnel and maintains faculties that are world-class in fields as diverse as mathematics, computer science, cyber security/trustworthy computing, engineering, physics, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and linguistics. The highly technical workforce performs cutting-edge research that often results in science that is ahead of anything being imagined elsewhere – science that gives our nation the information advantage it needs to find creative solutions to its most vexing problems. As a world science and technology leader, the Research Directorate engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to both advance core competencies and to leverage work in overlapping disciplines. Through NSA’s Technology Transfer Program, the Directorate licenses and shares internally developed technologies with industry, academia, and other government agencies. Dr. Frincke's research spans a broad cross section of computer security, both open and classified, with a particular emphasis on infrastructure defense and computer security education.
Dr. Frincke has been a member of several editorial boards, including: Journal of Computer Security, the Elsevier International Journal of Computer Networks, and the International Journal of Information and Computer Security. She co-edits a Board column for IEEE Security and Privacy. She is a steering committee member for Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) and Systematic Advances in Digital Forensic Engineering (SADFE). Dr. Frincke received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in 1992.
Vice Admiral Robert C. Parker (Ret) Former Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Vice Admiral Robert C. Parker, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), is a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, and concurrently as Special Advisor for Cyber Security and Intelligence to the Board of Governors of New Westminster College.
Vice Admiral Parker has a distinguished record of military leadership. He served over 35 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. His last tour was for four years as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, where he served as the operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions within a geographic region that ranged from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf and spanned across 40 states and 3 territories. As the Coast Guard’s senior operator, he led the agency’s largest workforce comprised of 26,000 military and civilian personnel and more than 23,000 volunteer members. He concurrently served as Commander, Defense Force East and provided Coast Guard mission support to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Vice Admiral Parker graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1979, and in 1993, he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He also completed a one-year National Security Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1999.
As a Distinguished Fellow and Special Advisor for Maritime Security and Intelligence to the Board of Governorsof New Westminster College, Vice Admiral Robert C. Parker is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its GlobalNetwork of Fellows.
Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, U. S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Ann Barron-DiCamillo is Director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), leading DHS’s efforts to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks. Arriving at DHS in October 2012, Barron-DiCamillo served initially with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), where she led the Program Development and Capabilities Integration branch.
Prior to joining DHS, Barron-DiCamillo spent four years with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, Md. She held positions as the Chief of the Capabilities and Control Branch and the Chief Engineer of the Enclave Host Security Division. She was also responsible for ensuring that solutions provided for and incorporated protection, detection, diagnosis, and reaction capabilities into Department of Defense (DOD) information and information systems. Under her leadership, DISA integrated host security solutions, capabilities, and configuration risk management (i.e. CMRS) programs into the DOD system architecture in order to provide a net-centric enterprise vision for network operation. Barron-DiCamillo was also responsible for deploying and sustaining the Host-Based Security System (HBSS), which monitors, detects, and counters against known cyber-threats.
Barron-DiCamillo’s Federal Government experience also includes time as chief of Analytical and Modeling Simulation team with the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and as legislative aide to then-U.S. Congressman Dr. Tom A. Coburn of Oklahoma. Outside of government, Barron-DiCamillo has experience as Director, Jefferson Consulting Group/Thompson Advisory Group and Privacy Council; software developer, The Motley Fool; and applications developer, American Management Systems.
Barron-DiCamillo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and earned her Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from American University. She has earned the Department of Commerce’s Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2003.
Steven E. King Ph.D., Acting Director, Information Systems & Cyber Technology,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering)
Dr. King is the Acting Director Information Systems & Cyber Technology, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering. His responsibilities include coordination of the DoD S&T investments in Cyber Security, Information Assurance (IA), Biometrics, and Computer Network Operations, interagency S&T coordination/collaboration and chair of the DOD Cyber S&T Working Group. He has led efforts to create major new Cyber Security S&T Initiatives within DOD including a large expansion of OSD cyber security Small Business Innovation Research projects. Dr. King led studies as part of the Guidance for the Development of the Force (GDF) and the National Military Strategy for Cyber Operations Implementation Plan which resulted in new major research initiatives on Cyber Conflict Defense. He represents the DoD research community in numerous interagency forums including the two research initiatives under the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). He recently led the QDR/DPPG S&T Study on Operating Effectively in Cyberspace and oversees the DDR&E Software Protection Initiative.
Dr. King was trained as a research physicist specializing in basic and applied nuclear radiation detection, nuclear environmental studies and nuclear spectroscopy. He earned a B.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in nuclear physics both from Duke University. His career included stints as a senior scientist at Technicare in medical imaging, as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, and as a program manager within the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission under Vice President Gore and Prime Minister Chernomyrdin. Dr. King was the first Director of the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative which was created to explore ways to engage the Venture Capital community to identify and enable rapid insertion of emerging technology into DOD. He is the recipient of the DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Award and the DOD CIO Information Assurance Award. He has published 37 refereed papers and edited/sponsored several books on DoD information security research.
John Sileo, CSP (Privacy, Identity & Reputation Protection) (Confirmed)
John Sileo’s identity was stolen by a business insider and used to embezzle $300,000 from his clients. The exposure destroyed John’s company and consumed two precious years as he fought to stay out of jail. Combining real-world experience with years of study, John became an award-winning author, trusted advisor and leading speaker on managing privacy and reputation in an economy plagued by digital overexposure.
John leverages his story of transforming risk into reward and the emotional connections it creates to evoke the skills of instinct, inquiry, and initiative that empower his clients to take control of their data exposure before it’s too late. John is the CEO of The Sileo Group, which advises clients on balancing risk, defending privacy and multiplying profits by building a culture of deep trust.
John’s body of work includes engagements with the Pentagon, USA Today, Blue Cross, the FDIC, Pfizer, 60 Minutes, Homeland Security, AARP, Anderson Cooper, Prudential, The Washington Post, the Federal Reserve, Fox Business and organizations of all sizes.
John graduated from Harvard University with honors and spends his free time with his amazing wife and two highly spirited daughters.
Philip D. Quade, Special Assistant to the Director National Security Agency for Cyber, and Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force
Immediately prior, he served the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at NSA, managing day-to-day operations, strategy, planning, integration, and relationships, in cybersecurity and related disciplines.
Mr. Quade served external to NSA as head of the Information Operations Technology Center’s Advanced Technology Group, as a Professional Staffer at the US Senate, and at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for a cross-discipline intelligence effort.
Previous assignments at NSA include serving as a computer scientist, cryptanalyst, computer & network security evaluator, and a variety of policy, program management, and resource jobs.
Mr. Quade is married with three children.