Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Business Unit
Juniper Networks, Inc.
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Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing
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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Award-winning host and executive producer of “The Colbert Report” and New York Times best-selling author
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
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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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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Executive Vice President
Art Coviello is responsible for RSA’s strategy and overall operations as it delivers EMC’s global vision of information-centric security. Coviello was Chief Executive Officer of RSA Security, Inc., prior to its acquisition by EMC in 2006. He joined the company in 1995 and has been a driving force in its rapid growth since that time. Coviello’s expertise and influence have made him a recognized leader in the industry. He plays key roles in national cyber-security initiatives and is a regular speaker at conferences and forums around the world. Coviello has more than 30 years of strategic, operating and financial management experience in high-technology companies. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors at EnerNOC and AtHoc.
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Cryptographer & Security Expert
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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GM of Corporate Products and CTO
McAfee, an Intel Security company
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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Senior Vice President & General Manager of Software Enterprise Security Products
Art Gilliland is Senior Vice President of Hewlett-Packard Software Enterprise Security Products. In this role, he leads Hewlett-Packard’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 Hewlett-Packard 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, California.
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Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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Chief Technical Officer
Wolfgang is a frequent speaker at security events and forums including Black Hat, RSA Conference, InfoSecurity UK and The Open Group. Wolfgang is the main contributor to the Laws of Vulnerabilities blog.
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President and Chief Scientist
Cryptography Research, Inc.
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.
Director, Security & Cryptography, XCG Lab
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Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Vannevar Bush Professor
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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.
Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author
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Program Committee Chairman
Dr. 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.
Senior Vice President of Security Intelligence and Technology
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Chief Technology & Strategy Officer
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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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