July 1, 2021 |
Mark Weatherford (@marktw) is the Chief Information Security Officer at AlertEnterprise, the Chief Strategy Officer and a Board member at the National Cybersecurity Center, and the Founding Partner at Aspen Chartered Consulting where he provides cybersecurity consulting and advisory services to public and private sector organizations around the world.
Mark has held a variety of executive-level cybersecurity roles including Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, a Principal at the Chertoff Group, Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Colorado.
In 2008 he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer and in 2011 he was appointed by the Obama Administration as the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Mark is a former naval officer where he served as a cryptologist and was Director of Navy Computer Network Defense Operations, Director of the Navy Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT), and established the Navy’s first operational red team.
He is an investor and on the Advisory Board of several cybersecurity technology companies where he has a very successful track record in helping startups through the M&A process to acquisition.
Sam Curry (@samjcurry) is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product.
Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.
Todd Fitzgerald (@securityfitz) has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years.
Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others.
Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.
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