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2018 Speakers Announced So Far...

Cyber Security Atlanta will have more than 90 speakers, with more being announced every week.

Adrejia L. A. Boutté Swafford
Adrejia L. A. Boutté Swafford

Defense Attorney  Christovich & Kearney, LLP

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Adrejia L. A. Boutté Swafford
Paul Willard
Paul Willard

Regional Cybersecurity Lead  Cisco Security

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Paul Willard
Todd Weller
Todd Weller

Chief Strategy Officer  Bandura Systems

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Todd Weller
Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick

Chief Executive Officer Mitnick Security

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Kevin Mitnick

Kevin is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.

Kevin's presentations are akin to "technology magic shows" and include live demonstrations of the latest hacks and cyber threats.

Andrew Tsonchev
Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial Darktrace

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Andrew Tsonchev
Dr. Calvin Nobles
Dr. Calvin Nobles

Cybersecurity Professional / Strategist 

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Dr. Calvin Nobles
Dr. Gordon Skelton
Dr. Gordon Skelton

President Security and Analytics, LLC

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Dr. Gordon Skelton
Rohit Ghai
Rohit Ghai

President  RSA (a Dell Technologies Business)

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Rohit Ghai

Rohit Ghai most recently served as president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through strategic partnerships and acquisitions.  Ghai was responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including setting strategic vision, sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, finance, support and customer success. 

Previously, Ghai was chief operating officer of ECD, and responsible for the division's strategy, development and marketing of all products and solutions. He joined EMC in December 2009 to run product development.

He has more than 20 years of experience in IT in both startup and big company settings, with expertise in digital transformation in highly regulated markets, and knowledge across software, and systems and security.  Ghai joined Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior engineering and general management roles. Previously, he was at Computer Associates in a number of senior management roles in the BrightStor and eTrust business units, and led the CA India operations as chief technology officer. Ghai joined CA through the acquisition of Cheyenne Software – a startup in the backup and data protection space. 

Ghai holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.  

Mark Gelhardt
Mark Gelhardt

VP, Global Technology Governance  Gelhardt Group, LLC

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Mark Gelhardt

Colonel Gelhardt has had a long successful Army career, the pinnacle of his success was being nominated and selection to work at the White House as the CIO/CISO equivalent, supporting President Clinton, the VP, the White House Staff, and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications. Colonel Gelhardt is a combat veteran.

Since retiring from the service Mark has held multiple leadership positions in IT and InfoSec.  CIO/CSO for World Airways – the largest US wide body long-hall charter airline.  CTO (Global Operations)/CISO for InterCall - the world’s largest conferencing company.  Chief Information Security Officer for TravelClick - a Software as a Service company in the hospitality space.  Consulted as the Interim CISO for the Georgia Lottery & NCR.  Currently Mark is the VP, Global Technology Governance for US Bank/Elavon – Elavon is fifth largest credit card processor.

Mark is the author of “My time at the Clinton White House” which was published the summer of 2018.  Mark’s second and third books are in the making.  Mark’s honors include being a published author, a key note speaker, and panel member in the IT, InfoSec, and political areas.  Mark has been awarded CISO of the year finalist 2013, Global CISO of the year finalist 2014, and a National InfoSec Project award winner in 2013 and a finalist InfoSec Project award winner in 2015.  Marks military honors include the Presidential Service Badge, the Legion of Merit, the Soldiers Medal (highest peace time valor award) and more.

Robert Gibbons
Robert Gibbons

Chief Technology Officer Datto

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Robert Gibbons

Robert is responsible for managing Datto’s development and infrastructure initiatives in support of its comprehensive data backup and protection platform.

Prior to Datto, Robert spent 15 years as a software engineer and CTO leading teams of developers building high-uptime enterprise applications for Fortune 500 clients, including building one of the highest trafficked web advertising distribution networks and an enterprise digital asset management system deployed to thousands of end-users.

Robert holds a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University, a J.D. from Fordham University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University.

John Summers
John Summers

VP & Chief Technology Officer Akamai

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John Summers

John oversees the security and technology strategy for Akamai’s web security and web performance solutions.  He is a frequent speaker on the topics of Internet threats, enterprise security and the digital transformation of enterprise infrastructures to become more secure and resilient in the cloud-first, SaaS-first, mobile-first world we live in today.

Prior to his current role, John led the development of Akamai’s Enterprise Security and Web Security products which consist of cloud-based threat protection, identity and access management, web application security and DDoS defense services that leverage Akamai’s unique distributed computing platform to provide a global layer of security that scales on demand. John is a patent holder on Akamai’s distributed web application firewall technology.

John joined Akamai to manage the Web Acceleration products from 2007 until 2011, during which time that business grew 30 fold.

Prior to Akamai, John led Managed Security Services businesses at Unisys and at Genuity.

John holds degrees in physics and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team and a three time U.S. National Ice Dance Champion.

Kathy Winger
Kathy Winger

Attorney at Law Law Offices of Kathy Delaney Winger

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Kathy Winger
Greg Sparrow
Greg Sparrow

Senior Vice President & General Manager CompliancePoint

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Greg Sparrow
Peter Chestna
Peter Chestna

Director of Developer Engagement Veracode

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Peter Chestna

As Director of Developer Engagement, Pete provides customers with practical advice on how to successfully roll out developer-centric application security programs. Relying on more than 10 years of direct AppSec experience as both a developer and development leader, Pete provides information on best practices amassed from working with Veracode’s 1,000+ customers.

Brian Contos
Brian Contos

CISO & VP Technology Innovation Verodin

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Brian Contos
Rod Simmons
Rod Simmons

Director of Product Management  BeyondTrust

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Rod Simmons
Tal Melamed
Tal Melamed

Head of Security Research  Protego Labs

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Tal Melamed
Joe Gray
Joe Gray

Founder, Blogger, & Podcaster Advanced Persistent Security

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Joe Gray

Joe Gray joined the U.S. Navy directly out of High School and served for 7 years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Joe is currently a Senior Security Architect and maintains his own blog and podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. In his spare time, Joe enjoys attending information security conferences, contributing blogs to various outlets, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (spoken taps out A LOT!), and flying his drone. Joe is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) and was awarded a DerbyCon Black Badge. Joe has contributed material for the likes of AlienVault, ITSP Magazine, CSO Online, and Dark Reading.

Tony Perri
Tony Perri

CMO Perri Marketing, Inc.

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Tony Perri
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp

Director of Sales Engineering Forcepoint

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Michael Knapp
Ryan Spelman
Ryan Spelman

Senior Director, Business Development Center for Internet Security

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Ryan Spelman
Ado Kukic
Ado Kukic

Developer Evangelist Auth0

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Ado Kukic
Austin Eppstein
Austin Eppstein

Regional Director Darktrace

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Austin Eppstein
Bhavdip Rathod
Bhavdip Rathod

Solution Architect (Identity and Access Management)  Sailpoint Technologies, Inc.

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Bhavdip Rathod

Bhavdip is an experienced cyber security technologist and architect through combined experience in Identity and Access Management. Bhavdip has strong understanding and in-depth experience of Identity and Access Management (IAM) Frameworks and industry best practices. He has developed various technical IAM frameworks for better automation and efficient execution of corporate Identity and Access Management programs across the industry. Bhavdip served as an SME on the largest and most complex IAM Implementations for various retail, financial, healthcare, education and manufacturing organizations in last 10 years. He is passionate about providing innovative solutions to the companies in the field for their most complex challenges in the IAM and Cyber Security areas.
 
Bhavdip holds a Master of Science degree with Commendation from University of Hertfordshire in UK.

Branden Williams
Branden Williams

Director, Cyber Security Union Bank

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Branden Williams
Bruce Macdonald
Bruce Macdonald

Sr. IAM Project Architect Hitachi ID

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Bruce Macdonald
CA Washington
CA Washington

Founder Image & Etiquette Institute

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CA Washington
Chris Calvert
Chris Calvert

Co-Founder & VP, Product Strategy Respond Software

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Chris Calvert
Daniel Ziesmer
Daniel Ziesmer

President Centripetum

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Daniel Ziesmer
David Gold
David Gold

Vice President, Solutions Architecture ProtectWise

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David Gold
Diana Candela
Diana Candela

Associate Director, Security & Privacy Protiviti

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Diana Candela
Elizabeth Wharton
Elizabeth Wharton

VP, Strategy  Prevailion, Inc.

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Elizabeth Wharton
IJay Palansky
IJay Palansky

Partner Armstrong Teasdale, LLP

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IJay Palansky
Jeff Neithercutt
Jeff Neithercutt

Cyber Security and Law Enforcement Expert Public Consulting Group

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Jeff Neithercutt
Jeffrey Man
Jeffrey Man

InfoSec Curmudgeon Online Business Systems

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Jeffrey Man
Jeramy Schmitt
Jeramy Schmitt

Vice President of Education and Enablement BeyondTrust

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Jeramy Schmitt
Meera Rao
Meera Rao

Senior Principal Consultant Synopsys Software Integrity Group

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Meera Rao
Nikhil Ollukaren
Nikhil Ollukaren

Application security Consultant  Optiv Security Inc.

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Nikhil Ollukaren
Rick Redman
Rick Redman

Senior Security Consultant KoreLogic Inc.

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Rick Redman
Ryan Loy
Ryan Loy

Chief Information Officer  EBSCO

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Ryan Loy
Ryan Merrick
Ryan Merrick

Sr. Strategic Engineer  SentinelOne

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Ryan Merrick
Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott

Sr. Director of Security Product Management Bomgar

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Sam Elliott
Sean Blenkhorn
Sean Blenkhorn

Vice President, Sales Engineering & Advisory Services eSentire

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Sean Blenkhorn
Tim Mackey
Tim Mackey

Technical Evangelist Black Duck by Synopsys

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Tim Mackey
Todd Bursch
Todd Bursch

Manager, Solution Architects Forcepoint

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Todd Bursch
Tyler Cohen Wood
Tyler Cohen Wood

Executive Director Cyber Workforce Program CyberVista

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Tyler Cohen Wood
Winn Schwartu
Winn Schwartu

‘Founder The Security Awareness Company’

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Winn Schwartu
Cornel du Preez
Cornel du Preez

Senior Penetration Testing Engineer NorthState Technology Solutions

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Cornel du Preez
Dr. Richard Ford
Dr. Richard Ford

 

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Dr. Richard Ford
Loren Roberts
Loren Roberts

 

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Loren Roberts
Marci McCarthy
Marci McCarthy

 

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Marci McCarthy
Marnie Wilking
Marnie Wilking

CISO Orion Health

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Marnie Wilking
Matthew Dobbs
Matthew Dobbs

CTO - X-Force Command Center IBM Security

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Matthew Dobbs
Michael Wylie
Michael Wylie

Security Consultant Corporate Blue

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Michael Wylie
Michaela Iorga
Michaela Iorga

 

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Michaela Iorga
Paul Flanagan
Paul Flanagan

Assistant Professor of Law Drexel Law School

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Paul Flanagan
Sandy Carielli
Sandy Carielli

Director of Security Technologies Entrust Datacard

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Sandy Carielli
Kevin Bocek
Kevin Bocek

 

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Kevin Bocek
Michael Raggo
Michael Raggo

CSO 802 Secure, Inc.

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Michael Raggo
Rachael Lyon
Rachael Lyon

Chief Scientist Forcepoint

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Rachael Lyon
Reg Harnish
Reg Harnish

CEO GreyCastle Security

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Reg Harnish
Sam Pickles
Sam Pickles

Co-Founder and CTO RedShield Security

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Sam Pickles
Christine Drake
Christine Drake

Vice President of Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence Venafi

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Christine Drake
Christopher Mandelaris
Christopher Mandelaris

CISO Chemical Bank

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Christopher Mandelaris
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