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Nawaf Bitar

Nawaf Bitar

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Business Unit

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Nawaf Bitar joined Juniper Networks in April 2011 and today is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Security Business Unit. In this role, Bitar is responsible for Juniper's security business including the overall strategy and execution. He is also a Venture Partner at Allegis Capital. Prior to joining Juniper, he served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations of Security Technology at Cisco Systems, Inc. He joined Cisco in 2007 when it acquired IronPort Systems, where he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Previously he served as Vice President of File Systems and Services at Network Appliance, Inc and held roles at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and Apollo Computer, Inc. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree.

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Scott Charney

Scott Charney

Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing

Microsoft

Scott Charney is Corporate Vice President for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, where he helps ensure the company’s products and services comply with security and privacy standards. Charney also leads Microsoft’s engagements with governments, partners and customers on security and privacy issues. Before joining Microsoft in 2002, he led PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Cybercrime Prevention and Response Practice and served as Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He serves on the U.S. President’s National Security and Telecommunications Advisory Committee and was a Co-chair of the Center for Strategic and International Studies nonpartisan Commission on Cybersecurity. Charney holds degrees in history, English and law.

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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

Award-winning host and executive producer of “The Colbert Report” and New York Times best-selling author

Stephen Colbert is best known as the host, writer and executive producer of the long-running Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. Utilizing his unique persona and extraordinary platform, Colbert has impacted the cultural discourse in profound ways. In addition to his work as a satirical news pundit, Colbert is also a New York Times best-selling author and accomplished actor.

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James Comey

James Comey

Director

Federal Bureau of Investigation

On September 4, 2013, James B. Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI.
A New York native, Comey graduated from the College of William and Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Virginia. He later returned to New York to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 2003, he was nominated to serve as Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice. In 2005, he became general counsel and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin. In 2010, he joined Bridgewater Associates as its general counsel. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as the Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.

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Philippe Courtot

Philippe Courtot

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Qualys

Demonstrating a unique mix of technical vision, marketing and business acumen, Philippe Courtot has repeatedly built innovative companies into industry leaders. As Chief Executive Office of Qualys, Courtot has worked with thousands of companies to improve their IT security and compliance postures. He received the SC Magazine Editor's Award in 2004 for bringing on demand technology to the network security industry and for co-founding the CSO Interchange as a forum for sharing information in the security industry. He was named 2011 CEO of the Year by SC Magazine Awards Europe and is on the Board of Directors for StopBadware.org and TechAmerica. In 2012, he launched the Trustworthy Internet Movement, a vendor-neutral organization committed to resolving the problems of Internet security, privacy and reliability.

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Arthur W. Coviello Jr.

Arthur W. Coviello Jr.

Executive Chairman (retired)

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

In 2015, Art Coviello retired as Executive Chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC.  During Mr. Coviello’s two-decade career at RSA, the company evolved from its roots in authentication and encryption to being a leader in the most important emerging areas of information security, including security analytics, identity, and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC).  Mr. Coviello was a driving force in RSA’s rapid growth during his tenure, increasing revenue from $25 million in 1995 to revenues of more than $1 billion in 2014.

In retirement, Mr. Coviello works with companies, industries, and governments to continue informing and shaping the evolution of security strategy to meet the challenges facing organizations today and tomorrow.  Mr. Coviello’s decades of expertise and influence have made him a recognized leader in the industry and he plays key roles in national and international cyber-security initiatives and is a regular speaker at conferences and forums around the world.

Mr. Coviello currently serves on the Board of Directors at EnerNOC and AtHoc.

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Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield Diffie

Cryptographer & Security Expert

Cryptomathic

Whitfield Diffie is best known for his work pioneering dual-key cryptography in the early 1970s. Before Diffie's 1976 paper “New Directions in Cryptography,” written with Martin Hellman, encryption technology was the sole domain of government entities. The Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol democratized the use of cryptography and revolutionized the landscape of security in the private sector.

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Michael Fey

Michael Fey

GM of Corporate Products and CTO

McAfee, an Intel Security company

Michael Fey is the Executive Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Products & Chief Technology Officer for the McAfee division of Intel Corporation's Intel Security group. Fey drives the company’s long‐term strategic vision and core innovation efforts and is responsible for overall business operations and strategy. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President of Advanced Technologies and Field Engineering at Intel Security, and held multiple technical management positions at Opsware and Mercury Interactive. He is a highly‐regarded speaker, broadcast commentator and co‐author of the book entitled “Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual” which provides strategic guidance to executives responsible for information security efforts.

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Art Gilliland

Art Gilliland

Senior Vice President & General Manager of Enterprise Security Products

HP

Art Gilliland is Senior Vice President of HP Software Enterprise Security Products. In this role, he leads HP’s software security solutions and services teams to help enterprise customers manage risk and compliance. A 15-year veteran of the enterprise security industry, Gilliland joined HP from Symantec where he served as a Senior Vice President of the Information Security Group. Prior to Symantec, he held executive roles at IMlogic, Exchange Solutions, Inc., and Gemini Consulting. Gilliland earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Carleton College and a master of business administration from the Harvard Business School. Recognized as an information security expert, he holds several patents in security and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is based in Sunnyvale, Cali.

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Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

charity: water

charity: water is one of the most successful non-profits in the world focused on bringing clean drinking water to every person on the planet. Scott Harrison, the founder, spent 10 years as an event promoter before becoming a volunteer photojournalist on a hospital ship in Liberia. In 2006, he founded charity: water and created innovative public installations and unique online-fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue. In six years, with more than 400,000 donors worldwide, he raised over $93M and funded over 8,000 water projects in 21 countries which will provide over 3.2 million people with clean, safe drinking water. He made Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list, Forbes “Impact 30” list and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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Wolfgang Kandek

Wolfgang Kandek

Chief Technical Officer

Qualys, Inc.

As the CTO for Qualys, Wolfgang Kandek is responsible for the innovation aspects of the Qualys Cloud Security platform. Kandek has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing information systems. His focus has been on Unix-based server architectures and application delivery through the Internet. Prior to joining Qualys, he was Director of Network Operations at the Online Music streaming company myplay.com and at iSyndicate, an Internet media syndication company.
Earlier in his career, he held a variety of technical positions at EDS, MCI and IBM. He earned master's and bachelor's degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

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Paul Kocher

Paul Kocher

President and Chief Scientist

Cryptography Research

Paul Kocher has designed numerous cryptographic applications and protocols which are successfully deployed in real world systems. His work has included co-authoring the widely used SSL 3.0 standard and discovering Differential Power Analysis. A major focus of his current work is to improve the security foundations provided by complex semiconductor chips, with the aim of harnessing the advances fueled by Moore’s law to improve (rather than undermine) security. Kocher founded Cryptography Research, Inc., and leads the company as its President and Chief Scientist. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Stanford University and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009.

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Brian LaMacchia

Brian LaMacchia

Director, Security & Cryptography, XCG Lab

Microsoft Research

Brian A. LaMacchia –"Bal" to his friends—leads the Security & Cryptography team within Microsoft Research's XCG (Extreme Computing Group) Lab. LaMacchia's team conducts crypto-related research and development, including implementations of core cryptographic algorithms for Microsoft's devices and services. He is also a founding member of Microsoft's Crypto Review Board and consults on architectures, protocols and implementations across the company. Prior positions he has held at Microsoft include architect for cryptography in Windows Security, Development Lead for .NET Framework Security and Program Manager for core cryptography in Windows 2000. He received S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1991 and 1996, respectively.

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Kevin Mandia

Kevin Mandia

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

FireEye, Inc.

Kevin Mandia is SVP and COO of FireEye and the former founder and CEO of cybersecurity and forensics company Mandiant. In 2004, Mandia founded Mandiant to focus on helping organizations detect, respond to, and contain computer intrusions – making Mandiant the first company with incident response as its core competence. He has spent over 20 years in information security, and has been on the front lines helping organizations respond to computer security breaches for nearly 15 years. Mandia holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lafayette College and a Master of Science in Forensic Science from The George Washington University. In 2011, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Washington area.

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Ronald Rivest

Ronald Rivest

Vannevar Bush Professor

MIT

Ronald L. Rivest is the Vannevar Bush Professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a leader of the Cryptography and Information Security research group within MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Rivest received a B.A. in Mathematics from Yale University in 1969, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1974. He is an inventor of the RSA public-key cryptosystem and a founder of RSA Data Security. He has extensive experience in cryptographic design and cryptanalysis, and has published numerous papers in these areas. He has also worked extensively in the areas of computer algorithms, machine learning and election integrity.

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Adi Shamir

Adi Shamir

Professor, Computer Science Department

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Adi Shamir is the Borman Professor of Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Shamir specializes in cryptographic schemes and protocols, with special emphasis on cryptanalysis. He co-developed the RSA cryptosystem with Rivest and Adleman; introduced the notion of secret sharing; broke the Merkle-Hellman knapsack-based cryptosystem; developed differential cryptanalysis with Biham; proposed the notion of identity based cryptography; developed the Fiat-Shamir identification and signature schemes; and showed (with Tromer) how to use new side channel attacks, such as cache attacks and acoustic attacks to break numerous cryptosystems.

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Peter Sims

Peter Sims

Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author

Peter Sims’ latest book is “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries”, which grew out of a five-year collaboration with faculty at Stanford’s Institute of Design as well as his previous work in venture capital with Summit Partners. Sims was also the coauthor, with Bill George, of the best-seller “True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership”, a member of General Electric’s Innovation Advisory Panel, an Innosight Fellow and a cofounder of Fuse Corps, a social venture that places entrepreneurial leaders with mayors and governors to tackle some of America’s most pressing problems.

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Hugh Thompson

Hugh Thompson

Program Committee Chairman

RSA Conference

Herbert (Hugh) Thompson is Program Chair for RSA Conference and a world-renowned expert on IT security. Thompson has co-authored several books on the topic and has written more than 80 academic and industrial publications on security. In 2006, he was named one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security” by SC Magazine and has been interviewed by top news organizations, including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Financial Times, Washington Post and others. He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York and is Senior VP and Chief Security Strategist at Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

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Stephen Trilling

Stephen Trilling

Senior Vice President of Security Intelligence and Technology

Symantec Corp.

Stephen Trilling is Senior Vice President of Security Intelligence and Technology at Symantec. In this role, Trilling oversees a worldwide organization that provides all of Symantec’s security intelligence services as well as the underlying protection functionality and threat content for the company’s security products. Trilling previously served as Symantec’s Chief Technology Officer and prior to that, as Founder and Vice President of Symantec Research Labs, the company’s advanced research division. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Yale University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior

Chief Technology & Strategy Officer

Cisco

Cisco Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape and lead major market transitions. She helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, the integration of new business models, the incubation of new technologies and the cultivation of world-class technical talent. In her previous role, Warrior served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and also co-led Cisco’s worldwide engineering organization. As Senior Vice President, Engineering, she was responsible for core switching, collaboration, cloud computing and data center/virtualization, security and architectures for business transformation.

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Taylor Wilson

Taylor Wilson

Nuclear Scientist

In 2008, Taylor Wilson astounded the science world when, at 14, he became the youngest person ever to produce nuclear fusion. When Wilson’s anxious parents realized he had every intention of building his reactor in their garage, The University of Nevada offered a home for his early experiments. He then turned to fight nuclear terror in the nation's ports, by inventing a homemade radiation detector. His device won the top prize at the Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair in 2011. He now intends to revolutionize the way we produce energy, fight cancer and combat terrorism using nuclear technology. He has developed a new class of nuclear power reactors designed to produce low cost, clean energy, while mitigating the safety problems of current nuclear power generation.

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Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Intel Security Group

Christopher Young is General Manager of the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. Young leads Intel's security business across hardware and software platforms, including McAfee and Intel's other security assets, generating revenue exceeding $3 billion. Young previously served as Senior Vice President at Cisco's Security Business Group, where he was responsible for strategy, engineering and product development for the company’s global security business. Before that, Young served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at VMware, where he led engineering, product development and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer and end-user offerings. Young holds a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

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