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Keith Alexander
At IronNet Cybersecurity, as the CEO and President, General (Ret) Keith Alexander provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through development of cutting-edge technology, consulting and
education/training. He is reinventing how industries mitigate cybersecurity threats with IronDefense, a patented solution designed to detect and alert on anomalous enterprise network behaviors through fine-tuned
analytics. His goal is to bridge communication systems between private and government sectors to create the next level of intelligence sharing and protect the nation against cyber threats on a global stage.

General Alexander is a four-star general with an impressive 40-year military career, culminating in role of the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) from 2005-
2014. He holds the distinction of serving in this role longer than any other director. While serving as the NSA Director, he was appointed by Congress to be the first Commander to lead the U.S. Cyber Command
(USCYBERCOM). He held this role from 2010-2014, establishing and defining how our nation is protected against cyber attacks.

As Commander, USCYBERCOM, General Alexander was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations, and defending Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks—as well as the defense of the nation—from cyber threats. As the Director of NSA, he was responsible for national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and the protection of U.S. national security information systems.
Prior to leading USCYBERCOM and the NSA/CSS General Alexander served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security
Command at Fort Belvoir, VA; and the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL., and the Deputy Director for Requirements, Capabilities, Assessments and Doctrine, J-2, on
the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Serving as a member of the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, General Alexander
developed key recommendations to create a defensible national cyber architecture to protect national security by promoting rapid innovation and close public-private collaboration while preserving privacy and civil liberties.
General Alexander is the recipient of the 2016 United States Military Academy (USMA) Distinguished Graduate.
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Bryson Bort
Bryson is the Founder and CEO of GRIMM. Prior to GRIMM, Bryson led an elite research & development (R&D) division that directly contributed towards National Security priorities and interest. Prior, as a Deputy CTO, he developed the enterprise R&D program and supported creation of a cybersecurity strategy and was a Program Director focused on supporting technology research and global infrastructure for the DoD and the Intelligence Community.

As a U.S. Army Officer, Bryson led a tactical communications platoon in support of Operation Bright Star in September 2001. He served as a Battle Captain and as a Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army at the rank of Captain.

Bryson received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds numerous U.S. Army professional education courses in tactical communications and information assurance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida in addition to completing graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas.
Aaron Brantly
Aaron Brantly, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech (PhD, University of Georgia, 2012; MPP, American University, 2008). Brantly teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics, integrated security, cybersecurity, cyber conflict, cyber operations, and European politics. His research focuses on national security policy issues in cyberspace including big data, terrorism, intelligence, decision-making and human rights. He is a Non-Resident Cyber Policy Fellow at the Army Cyber Institute and Non-Resident Cyber Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy, West Point. He is the author of two books The Decision to Attack: Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-making and US National Cybersecurity: International Politics, Concepts and Organization and a number of peer-reviewed articles on national and international cyber conflict, information operations, big data and intelligence.
David Brumley
David Brumley is the Bosch Security and Privacy Professor at CMU, the Director of CyLab, the CMU Security and Privacy Institute, a Professor in ECE with an appointment in CS, and a founding member and academic advisor for a world ranked competitive hacking team. His research interests include all areas of security, with a specialization in software security. Prof. Brumley received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado. Brumley's honors include a United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama, a 2013 Sloan Foundation award and numerous best paper awards. Brumley's security startup ForAllSecure won the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge that tested fully autonomous full-spectrum attack and defense cyber reasoning systems.
Robert L. Caslen, Jr.
Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. became the 59th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on July 17, 2013.

Lieutenant General Caslen graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1975. He earned master’s degrees from Long Island University and Kansas State University.

Previous to this assignment, Lt. Gen. Caslen served as the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.

Lieutenant General Caslen’s prior deployments and assignments include serving as the commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS., the command that oversees the Command and General Staff College and 17 other schools, centers, and training programs located throughout the United States; commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and commanding general of the Multi-National Division-North during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commandant of Cadets for the U.S. Military Academy; Deputy Director for the War on Terrorism, J-5, The Joint Staff; Assistant Division Commander (maneuver), 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized); Chief of Staff, 10th Mountain Division (Light); Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force Mountain during Operation Enduring Freedom; Commander, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Chief of Staff, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Senior Brigade C2 Observer/Controller, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center; Commander, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light); Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander in Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy; J-3 in Honduras for Joint Task Force Bravo; Brigade Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
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Vinton Cerf
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.
Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served as President of the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and completed a term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012. Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People." His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science fiction. Cerf and his wife, Sigrid, were married in 1966 and have two sons, David and Bennett.
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Tom Cross
Tom Cross is the CTO of OPAQ Networks. He oversees all technical elements of the company and is responsible for communicating technology strategy to partners, employees, and investors. He is the co-founder and former CTO of Drawbridge Networks, an information security company that developed a unique approach to network micro-segmentation, which enabled organizations to learn, detect, and automatically respond to internal attacks. Prior to founding Drawbridge, Tom was Director of Security Research at Lancope, where he led research into network anomaly detection. He also was Manager of the IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Advanced Research team, which built state-of-the-art network intrusion prevention technologies. Tom is credited with discovering a number of critical security vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software and has written papers on collateral damage in cyber conflict, vulnerability disclosure ethics, security issues in Internet routers, securing wireless LANs, and protecting Wikipedia from vandalism. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Dustin Fraze
Mr. Dustin Fraze joined DARPA in January 2017 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cyberspace operations automation.

Mr. Fraze joined DARPA from Cromulence LLC, which he founded in 2014 and where he served as president and senior vulnerability researcher. From 2011 to 2014 Mr. Fraze was an engineer with Dagger Networks where his responsibilities included reverse engineering applications, developing exploits, and creating tools to leverage exploits. From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Fraze was an engineer with Raytheon, where he reverse engineered malware and user/kernel level software to determine its functionality and develop exploits for applications ranging from kernel drivers to user-level applications.

Mr. Fraze organized Capture the Flag (CTF) tournaments at four of the most recent DEF CON Hacking Conferences (21, 22, 23 and 24). For the DEF CON 24 CTF he hosted a qualifying round with over 500 international teams competing virtually. As a CTF player in prior DEF CONs (17, 18, and 20), he led two champion DEF CON CTF teams.
Allan Friedman
Allan Friedman is the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce.

Prior to joining the Federal government, Friedman was a noted cybersecurity and technology policy researcher. Wearing the hats of both a technologist and a policy scholar, his work spans computer science, public policy and the social sciences, and has addressed a wide range of policy issues, from privacy to telecommunications. Friedman has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity research, with a particular focus on economic, market, and trade issues. He is the coauthor of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2014).

His work has taken him between the technical and policy research world. From 2014-215, he was a Research Scientist at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University based in the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute. Before that, Friedman was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the research director for the Center for Technology Innovation. Prior to moving to Washington, he was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Harvard University Computer Science department, where he worked on cyber security policy, privacy-enhancing technologies and the economics of information security. Friedman was also a Fellow at the Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he worked on the Minerva Project for Cyber International Relations. He has also received fellowships from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the Harvard Program on Networked Governance. He has a degree in Computer Science from Swarthmore College, and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.
F. Edward Goetz
Ed joined Exelon (Constellation Energy) in August 2009 and has responsibility for cyber and physical security across the enterprise. In this capacity, he was a contributing author to the 2011 National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) Study on Resilience. Prior to joining Exelon, he was the Chief Operating Officer of i2S, Inc. from 2007 – 2009, a professional services company whose clients included various agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community. After two years, he guided i2S through a successful M&A process, culminating in its sale. Subsequent to his time at Exelon and i2S, Ed spent 20-plus years as an FBI Special Agent. He was detailed to the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Counterterrorism Center where, among other counterterrorism operations, he led the CIA team in the response to the August 7, 1998, bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. He was chief of the FBI’s Legal Attaché Office in Germany from 2000-2005 and was instrumental in the 9/11 investigation of the Al-Qaeda terrorist cells in Germany. Ed also established and headed the FBI’s Baghdad Office in 2005. Upon returning to the United States, he was put in charge of the FBI Baltimore Office’s Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Cyber Programs. Before retiring, he was the Acting Section Chief of the Office of International Operations, FBI Headquarters, where he had responsibility for all FBI overseas offices.

As an active participant in the security community, Ed is a member of the U.S. Department of States’ Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC); the Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council; the International Chiefs of Police (IACP); the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA); and the International Security Management Association (ISMA). On July 6, 2015, Ed was selected to serve on the first ever ES-ISAC (Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center) Members Executive Committee providing oversight and direction for the industry’s ISAC. Additionally, Ed joined Business Executives for National Security (BENS) in January 2016. BENS, a nonpartisan and non-profit organization, is comprised of business executives who support the U.S. government by applying best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems.
Dan Guido
Dan Guido is the co-founder and CEO of Trail of Bits, a high-end software security research firm that helps their clients reduce risk and fortify code. In 2015, Trail of Bits competed in the Cyber Grand Challenge and outperformed nearly every team on a single metric: offensive capability. Since the challenge, their "Cyber Reasoning System" has been used commercially for software audits and is now under contract by DIUx to protect autonomous drones from zeroday attacks. In his free time, Dan runs the Empire Hacking meetup and is an investor through hack/secure.
Shane Harris
Shane Harris is an author and journalist who has written extensively about intelligence and national security. He is a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal. His latest book @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex explores the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) Shane’s first book, The Watchers, tells the story of five men who played central roles in the creation of a vast national security apparatus and the rise of surveillance in America (Penguin Press, 2010). The Watchers won the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Economist named it one of the best books of 2010. Shane is the winner of the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honor the best journalists in America under the age of 35.

Shane is also an International Security Program fellow at New America. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, TheAtlantic.com, National Journal, The Washington Post, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings. He has provided analysis and commentary for CNN, NPR, the BBC, The History Channel, National Geographic, several foreign media organizations and many local public radio stations.

Shane has previously been a senior writer at The Daily Beast and Foreign Policy magazine. As the senior writer for Washingtonian magazine, he was part of the team that won the publication its 2011 award for Excellence in Writing from the City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, Washingtonian won the coveted General Excellence award for the print magazine and Web site, where Shane wrote a blog on national security called Dead Drop.

From 2005 to 2010, Shane was a staff correspondent for National Journal, where he wrote about intelligence and homeland security. Before that post, he was the technology editor and a staff correspondent at Government Executive magazine. Shane also was the managing editor for Movieline magazine in Los Angeles. He began his journalism career in 1999, as the research coordinator and a writer for Governing magazine in Washington.

Shane graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics in 1998. He is also a fiction writer. While living in Los Angeles, he helped found and served as the artistic director of a sketch comedy troupe. Shane is a Sun
Martin Heinrich
Elected in 2012, Martin Heinrich is a United States Senator for New Mexico. Heinrich serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Intelligence Committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

Heinrich is a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, Senate Outdoor Industry Caucus, Senate Climate Action Task Force, Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, National Service Congressional Caucus, Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, and the founder of the Congressional Directed Energy Caucus.

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri, Heinrich and his wife, Julie, moved to Albuquerque where he began his career as a contractor working on directed energy technology at Phillips Laboratories, which is now Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base. Heinrich later served in AmeriCorps for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and was the Executive Director of the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation. He also led the Coalition for New Mexico Wilderness and founded a small public affairs consulting firm.
Susan Hennessey
Susan Hennessey is Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. She is the Managing Editor of the Lawfare blog, which is devoted to sober and serious discussion of "Hard National Security Choices.” She focuses on national security issues surrounding cybersecurity, surveillance, federal terrorism prosecutions, and congressional oversight of the intelligence community.

Prior to joining Brookings, Ms. Hennessey was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the National Security Agency. At the NSA, she advised operational elements on matters relating to Information Assurance and Cybersecurity and represented the Agency on cybersecurity legislation and related executive actions.

Hennessey received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Scott Jasper
Scott Jasper is a Faculty member in the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He teaches cutting-edge content in Internet, Society and Cyberconflict (NS4910), the new General Cyber Course (DA4500) and also Hybrid Warfare (NS4260). His research interests focus on the technical capability and legal viability of active cyber defense. His fourth book is titled Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option published by Rowman & Littlefield (July 2017). Scott has published articles in International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Small Wars Journal, Journal of International Peacekeeping, the Diplomat, and Defense News. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom.
Marina Kaljurand
Marina Kaljurand served as Estonian Foreign Minister from 2015 July – 2016 October.

She began her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 and held several leadership positions, including Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs (Legal Adviser), Undersecretary for Trade and Development Cooperation, Undersecretary for Political Affairs. She served as Ambassador of Estonia to the State of Israel, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Canada and the United States of America. Kaljurand was a member of Estonian Governmental delegation in negotiations with Russia Federation on withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia and Border Agreements between Estonia and Russia. Kaljurand headed the legal working group at the Estonian accession negotiations to the European Union and was the Chief Negotiator in Estonian accession negotiations to the OECD.

Marina Kaljurand has served twice as the Estonian National Expert at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (GGE), in 2014-2015 and in 2016-2017.

Starting from March 1, 2017 Marina Kaljurand is the Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC).

Marina Kaljurand graduated cum laude from the Tartu University (1986, LLM). She has a professional diploma from the Estonian School of Diplomacy (1992) and MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (F95).
Jim Langevin
Congressman Jim Langevin (LAN'-jih-vin) is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Ranking Member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, and of the House Committee on Homeland Security. A national leader on securing our nation’s technology infrastructure against cyber threats, Langevin co-founded the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus to increase awareness around the issue and co-chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, which made policy recommendations to President Obama.

As co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, Langevin advocates to improve and increase access to training that gives students and workers the skills that best fit the needs of expanding industries. He has successfully fought for strong CTE funding under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act and, in Rhode Island, has worked to foster employer-educator partnerships and career training programs across a variety of career fields.

A voice for those facing serious challenges, Langevin championed passage of a bipartisan bill to expand services for families caring for their elderly and disabled loved ones and authored a breakthrough law to protect foster youth. He is a strong advocate for inclusion and independence for people with disabilities, and helped pass the ADA Amendments Act that strengthened the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Langevin was inspired to enter public service by the tremendous outpouring of support he received during the most challenging time of his life, after a gun accident paralyzed him at age 16 and left him a quadriplegic. He is driven by a belief that everyone deserves a fair opportunity to make the most of their talents.

After serving as secretary for the state’s Constitutional Convention in 1986, Langevin won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and in 1994, became the nation’s youngest Secretary of State. His leadership resulted in reforms to Rhode Island’s outdated election system and a landmark report documenting widespread violations of the state’s Open Meetings Law. He served in that role until winning election to Congress in 2000.
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Jeffrey Massimilla
Jeffrey Massimilla was named Vice President, Global Vehicle Safety and Cybersecurity in September 2017. In this role, Massimilla leads a global team that brings together GM’s ongoing commitment to vehicle safety with its growing expertise in product cybersecurity, helping strengthen GM’s commitment to safety and position GM for the future of personal mobility.
Massimilla’s responsibilities include the development of GM vehicle safety systems, confirmation and validation of vehicle safety performance, and post-sale safety activities, including recalls. He will continue to lead GM’s global Product Cybersecurity organization, which is developing and implementing protocols and strategies to reduce the risks associated with cybersecurity threats related to advanced technology vehicles and vehicle connected services.

Massimilla, 40, was named GM Chief Product Cybersecurity Officer in 2014. In this role, he collaborates regularly with government and regulatory agencies, experts in the defense and aerospace industries, and academia and industry consortiums on best practices and key learnings to further enhance the safety and security of GM’s vehicles and connected services. Under his leadership, General Motors launched the first security vulnerability disclosure program of any major automaker, embracing the work of outside researchers and encouraging collaboration with the research community.

Prior to this role, Massimilla was engineering manager for GM Next-Generation Infotainment Systems and Integrations. In this role, Massimilla led the development and launch of new vehicle infotainment and connectivity systems. Massimilla joined GM in 2001 as a design release engineer, and has held held multiple roles both in electrical and vehicle product program engineering.

Massimilla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degrees in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He serves as Vice Chair of the Auto Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), which is focused on further advancing cybersecurity protections within the auto industry.
Mark A. Milley
General Mark A. Milley assumed duty as the 39th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army August 14, 2015 after most recently serving as the 21st Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, General Milley graduated and received his commission from Princeton University in 1980. He has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces throughout the last 35 years.

He has served in command and leadership positions from the platoon and operational detachment alpha level through Corps and Army Command including the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California; the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York; the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; the Joint Readiness Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana; the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq.

He commanded the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division; the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; served as the Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Airborne (Air Assault); and served as the Commanding General for 10th Mountain Division. While serving as the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, he deployed as the Commanding General, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. Additionally, he served on the operations staff of The Joint Staff as the J33/DDRO, and as a Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

His operational deployments include the Multi-National Force and Observers, or MFO, Sinai, Egypt; Operation JUST CAUSE, Panama; Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, Haiti; Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; and three tours during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan. He also deployed to Somalia and Colombia.

General Milley's education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, Master's Degrees from Columbia University (International Relations) and from the U.S. Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies). He is also a graduate of the MIT Seminar XXI National Security Studies Program.
Paul Nakasone
Lieutenant General Paul M. Nakasone assumed command of U.S. Army Cyber Command on Oct. 14, 2016.

A native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the general is a graduate of Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he received his commission through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

LTG Nakasone has held command and staff positions across all levels of the Army with assignments in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Prior to his appointment as Commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command, LTG Nakasone commanded the Cyber National Mission Force at U.S. Cyber Command. LTG Nakasone has also commanded a company, battalion, and brigade, and served as the senior intelligence officer at the battalion, division and corps levels.

LTG Nakasone has served in Army assignments in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His most recent overseas posting was as the Director of Intelligence, J2, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan.

LTG Nakasone has also served on two occasions as a staff officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

LTG Nakasone is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Command and General Staff College, and Defense Intelligence College. He holds graduate degrees from the U.S. Army War College, the National Defense Intelligence College, and the University of Southern California.
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University,won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. His most recent books include The Power to Lead; The Future of Power; Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era; and Is the American Century Over. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of internatinal relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers.
Alan Paller
Alan Paller founded SANS, a college and professional cybersecurity training school that has trained more than 145,000 cybersecurity technologists in 72 countries. He oversees the Internet Storm Center, the annual identification of the "Seven Most Dangerous New Attack Vectors" and a global program that identifies and celebrates people responsible for remarkable improvement in cyber risk reduction. He has testified before the US Senate and House and was an initial member of the President's National Infrastructure Assurance Council. He was chosen by OMB and the Federal CIO Council as the 2005 Azimuth Award winner, a lifetime achievement award recognizing outstanding service of a non-government person to improving federal information technology. In 2010, the Washington Post named him one of seven people "worth knowing, or knowing about" in cyber security. He co-chairs the Secretary of Homeland Security's Task Force on CyberSkills, and serves on the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council and on the NASA Advisory Council. Earlier in his career Alan helped build one of the first major software companies, took it public, and merged it into a larger company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. His degrees are from Cornell University and the Massachusetts institute of Technology
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Nick Percoco
Nick Percoco is Chief Information Security Officer at Uptake , a Chicago-based predictive analytics software company serving industrial giants like Caterpillar and Berkshire Hathaway Energy. As CISO, he manages the team responsible for corporate, platform and physical security at Uptake. With more than 20 years of information security expertise, Nick is adept at developing and leading security programs in today’s ever-evolving connected threat landscape. He co-founded the “I am The Cavalry” movement, a highly regarded grassroots hacker organization focused on issues where computer security intersect public safety and human life. He also founded SpiderLabs, the ethical hacking test lab that contributed to Trustwave’s growth. Additionally, Nick was the creator of THOTCON, a growing annual Chicago hacking conference.
Daniel Ragsdale
Daniel Ragsdale is Director of Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center (TAMC2) and a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. In his Director’s role, Dr. Ragsdale is responsible for coordinating and facilitating cybersecurity research and educational activities at Texas A&M University. As a former Army Colonel he provided leadership, over the course of a 30-year career, in a wide array of educational, research and development, and operational organizations. His Army service included combat deployments in support of Operations Urgent Fury (Grenada), Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).

During his Army service Dr. Ragsdale was assigned to the staff and faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point for nearly 15 years, where he served in a variety of teaching and research roles, culminating with his service as Vice Dean for Education, the Principal Deputy to West Point's Chief Academic Officer. After his Army retirement Dr. Ragsdale served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he led a broad portfolio of research programs that addressed research topics ranging from cybersecurity to psychology to education.

The focus of Dr. Ragsdale’s current research is on cybersecurity education and cybersecurity of cyber-physical systems. He has co-authored nearly 50 technical papers that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and major conference proceedings.

He is a recipient of the Colloquium for Information System Security Education (CISSE) Founder's Medal, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award, the Federal Information Systems Security Education Association Educator of the Year Award, and the US Military Academy Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers is a former member of Congress representing Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District, officer in the U.S. Army, and FBI special agent.

From his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he chaired the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and was a member of the Energy and Commerce panel, Mike built a legacy as a tireless and effective leader on counterterrorism and national security policy, as well as being active on healthcare, telecommunications, and automotive issues.

As chairman of HPSCI, he authorized and oversaw a budget of $70 billion that provided funding to the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies. Rogers was a prominent leader on cybersecurity in the United States Congress during his service, shepherding multiple cybersecurity bills through the House of Representatives and is a highly sought-after national expert on cyber policy.

The founder of the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence & Global Affairs, he is working jointly with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) and the Bipartisan Policy Center to realign the interests of government and the technology industry through the Global Digital Challenge Initiative. The Initiative brings together leaders in the policy, business, and technology communities to discuss critical issues facing the United States and the global digital economy. It offers participants a unique opportunity to engage with peers and counterparts, hear from leaders in industry and government, and network during forums designed to begin working towards an alignment of interests.

Mike sits on the Board of Directors for IronNet Cybersecurity, which features an integrated, end-to-end approach to cybersecurity that offers breakthrough, patent-pending technology, providing real-time threat assessment and updates, complex behavioral modeling, big data analytics and proactive responses. Additionally, Mike sits on the Board of Advisors for Next Century Corporation, a technology company that focuses on innovations in the security and intelligence space. He also serves on the Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Council for Trident Capital. Additionally, Rogers is a Distinguished Fellow at the prestigious Hudson Institute and serves on the Board of Trustees at CSPC.
Mike Rounds
On January 6th, 2015, Senator Marion Michael “Mike” Rounds was sworn into the United States Senate. Senator Rounds serves on five committees: Senate Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Veterans’ Affairs; Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship and Environment and Public Works.

Rounds previously served as the 31st governor of South Dakota from 2003 – 2011, easily winning reelection in 2006. From 1991 to 2000, he was elected five times to the South Dakota State Senate. In 1995, his colleagues selected him to serve as Senate Majority Leader, a position that he held for six years. During his time in state government, Rounds was committed to growing the economy, keeping taxes low and strengthening South Dakota families.

A lifelong South Dakotan, Senator Rounds was born in Huron, the eldest of 11 siblings. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Dakota State University. In the private sector, Rounds built a successful insurance and real estate business with offices throughout the state. He and his wife, Jean, currently reside in Fort Pierre. They are the proud parents of four grown children and eight grandchildren.
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Michael Schmitt
Michael N. Schmitt is an international law scholar specializing in international humanitarian law, use of force issues, and the international law applicable to cyberspace. He is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Exeter,[1] the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the United States Naval War College,[2] and the Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy at West Point.[3] He is also a Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Schmitt is the General Editor of International Law Studies,[4] as well as Oxford University Press' new Lieber Studies series, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2017 he was awarded the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia for his contributions to cyber security.

From 1979-99, Schmitt served in the United States Air Force as a judge advocate. He graduated first in class from the Naval War College in 1996, and his operational law experience includes service in both Operation Provide Comfort and Operation Northern Watch. In 1999, he became Professor of International Law at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, eventually becoming Dean. He was subsequently Chair of Public International Law at Durham University before returning to the Naval War College and joining the faculty at the University of Exeter.[5]

Schmitt is well-known for his work in directing the 7+ year project leading to publication of the two Tallinn Manuals dealing with the international law applicable to cyberspace.
Jacquelyn G. Schneider
Jacquelyn G. Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies and a core faculty member of the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cyber, unmanned technologies, and Northeast Asia. Her work has appeared in print in Journal of Conflict Resolution and Strategic Studies Quarterly, and on-line at War on the Rocks, Washington Post, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, National Interest, and The Center for a New American Security. Jacquelyn is an active member of the defense policy community with adjunct positions at the Center for a New American Security and previously at the RAND Corporation. Before beginning her academic career, she spent six years as an Air Force officer in South Korea and Japan and is currently a reservist assigned to U.S. Cyber Command.
P. W. Singer
Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation's 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, as an official "Mad Scientist" for the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command, and by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the ten most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and 25th most influential in the field of robotics. Peter's award winning books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, Children at War, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know. His latest is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, a technothriller crossed with nonfiction research, which has been endorsed by people who range from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to the co-inventor of the Internet to the writer of HBO Game of Thrones.

His past work include serving as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign's defense policy task force, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history
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Paul Stanton
COL Paul Stanton commands the U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade. He is responsible to train, man, equip, and employ the Army’s Cyber Protection Teams in the global defense of the Nation’s, Army’s, and Geographic Combatant Commander’s cyber priorities.

Paul was commissioned as a U.S. Army officer in the infantry upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the United States Military Academy in 1995. He served as an Airborne Rifle Platoon Leader with 1-508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy and then as a Bradley Platoon Leader and company executive officer with 1-26 IN in Schweinfurt, Germany, including the initial deployment to Kosovo. Paul later commanded B/1-502 IN (AASLT) with the 101st Airborne Division during the initial invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2005 Paul became a network engineer for the Army, earning a Master’s Degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to teaching computer science at West Point. In 2011, he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in computer science from Johns Hopkins University with a dissertation focused on providing data integrity guarantees for cloud storage.

In 2012, COL Stanton transitioned to support cyber operations, serving as the Army Cyber Command Senior Technical Advisor. In this capacity, Paul worked to develop the concept for employing Big Data technologies in support of network operations and cyber defense. He most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Capabilities Development Group for the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), where he led efforts associated with the Unified Platform and data analytics. COL Stanton became a Cyber Officer in 2015.
Mara Tam
Mara is a Washington DC-based ICT security policy expert. Mara regularly serves as a private sector advisor to executive agencies on information security issues, focussing on the technical and strategic implications of regulatory and policy activity. Prior to her current roles, she was the Director of Government Affairs for HackerOne, a vulnerability coordination and disclosure platform.

Mara’s background includes advanced degrees in cultural identity studies and modern history, as well as work in international security, counterinsurgency, and arms control. Her speaking and keynote credits include DEF CON, ShmooCon, TROOPERS Conference, Security BSides Las Vegas, Security BSides Portland, The Atlantic Council, the Federal Communications Bar Association, and an alphabet soup of think tanks. She is a proud contributor to FIRST Org’s VRDX-SIG, BlackHoodie reverse-engineering alumna, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism.
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Michael VanPutte
Michael VanPutte is the author of Walking Wounded – Inside the U.S. Cyberwar Machine. When he’s not writing he’s the Chief Scientist at Provatek, where he leads multi-disciplinary projects involving conflict in cyberspace, and is currently working with DARPA to secure the U.S. electrical infrastructures.
Over the course of a 26-year military career he served as an airborne ranger infantryman, and was commissioned and led combat engineers in Iraq. As an Army information systems officer he was Director of the Army War College Knowledge Engineering Group, Branch Chief at the Joint Task Force-Computer Network Operations, and Deputy Director of Operations for the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations. As a DARPA Program Manager DARPA he created and managed research programs including the National Cyber Range, Dynamic Quarantine of Worms, and Cyber Genome Program to revolutionize offensive and defensive cyber operations. Since 2010 he consulted to the DNI and DHS, and conducted DARPA research on principles of cyberwar.
Dr. VanPutte received a BS from The Ohio State University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Tim Vidas
Tim is a Senior Distinguished Engineer in the Office of the CTO at Secureworks. While interested in all aspects of security, his current research endeavors focus on innovation in the commercial security space aiming to fundamentally advantage the white hats. Tim received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and M.S. and B.S in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska.

In the past, Tim led the competition framework team for DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest that pit cyber reasoning systems against one another to autonomously discover, patch, and prove vulnerabilities in previously unseen binary software. Some of Tim's honors include being named a DARPA Riser recognizing emerging leaders in Science and Technology, a DoD DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge Grand Champion award, and DEF CON black badges.

Tim is a longtime organizer of the DFRWS digital forensics conference, a member of The Shmoo Group, founder of DC402, a core member of DDTEK (four-time DEF CON Capture-the-Flag organizers), a core member of Sk3wl 0f r00t (two-time DEF CON Capture-the-Flag champions), and serves on the DEF CON review board.
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Liis Vihul
Ms. Liis Vihul is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Law International. She is also a member of the Estonian delegation at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security, serves as the co-editor of the International Humanitarian Law Group in the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space project, and is an Ambassador of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Previously, she spent 9 years as a senior analyst in the Law and Policy Branch at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and was the managing editor of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations. Ms. Vihul holds master’s degrees in law from the University of Tartu and in information security from the University of London.
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Robert Barnsby
Rob Barnsby is the Cyber Law Fellow for the Army Cyber Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at West Point. He previously taught cyber law as a Professor of International Law at the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School in Charlottesville, Virginia, with a particular focus on the intersection of Computer Network Operations and the Law of Armed Conflict in both classified and unclassified settings. He has published scholarly articles in the HARVARD INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, ALABAMA LAW REVIEW and MILITARY LAW REVIEW, and co-authored the Prologue to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2014 book The Fundamentals of Counterterrorism Law. He has spoken on panels and served as a presenter on various subjects at Harvard Law School, The University of Texas School of Law, Emory Law School, Santa Clara University School of Law, Syracuse University, the Central Intelligence Agency, the California Eastern District Judicial Conference, and at multiple International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Federal Bar Association, and American Bar Association workshops.

A West Point graduate, Rob earned his J.D. at William & Mary Law School, where he was the Executive Editor of the WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW. He retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty years of service. As a military practitioner, he served as the lead Detention Operations Legal Advisor for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Chief Prosecutor at Fort Drum, New York, and Chief of Administrative & Civil Law at XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, among other key positions.
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David Gioe
David V. Gioe is History Fellow at the Army Cyber Institute, US Military Academy at West Point, where he also serves as Assistant Professor of History. He earned a BA from Wheaton College, an MA from Georgetown University, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff program. David is Director of Studies for the Cambridge Security Initiative and co-convener of its International Security and Intelligence program. His work has appeared in numerous outlets including The National Interest, Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, The Strategy Bridge, Lawfare, and World Politics Review. He also co-edited a volume on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Before starting his academic career, David was an intelligence officer, beginning with appointment in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the FBI National Security Division. He transferred to CIA and served multiple overseas tours as an operations officer. He retains his commission in the Navy Reserve as is assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. He was selected for promotion to Commander in Spring 2017.
Andrew Hall
COL Andrew O. Hall is the Director of the Army Cyber Institute. He studied Computer Science at West Point, Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School, and Operations Research at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He has served on the Army Staff, Joint Staff, and MNC-I/XVIIIth ABC Staff deployed to Iraq. He is a Cyber officer and was instrumental in creating the Army's newest branch.
Paul Maxwell
Dr. Maxwell is the Cyber Fellow of Computer Engineering at the Army Cyber Institute and is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at West Point. He served 24 years in the Army as an Armor officer. His military assignments include Battalion Executive/Operations Officer, Brigade Logistics Officer, Company Commander, Scout Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is a CISSP. His research interests include programmable logic, computer architecture, robotics, robustness, and cyber policy.
Stephanie Pell
Stephanie Pell is an Assistant Professor and Cyber Ethics Fellow at West Point’s Army Cyber Institute (ACI) and teaches Cyber Ethics in the Department of English and Philosophy. She writes about privacy, surveillance, cybersecurity and national security law and policy, and is particularly interested in the tensions inherent in enabling traditional law enforcement efforts and making our communications networks more secure. Prior to joining the ACI faculty, Stephanie served as Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, where she was lead counsel on Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) reform and PATRIOT Act reauthorization during the 111th Congress. Stephanie was also a federal prosecutor for over fourteen years, working as a Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, as a Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

She was a lead prosecutor in U.S. v. Jose Padilla (American Citizen detained as an enemy combatant prior to criminal indictment and trial), for which she received the Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award, and in U.S. v. Conor Claxton (IRA operatives who purchased weapons in South Florida and smuggled them into Belfast, Northern Ireland during peace process negotiations). Stephanie received her undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ed Sobiesk
Dr. Edward Sobiesk serves as the Chief of the Education and Force Support Division for the Army Cyber Institute at West Point and is a Professor of Computer and Cyber Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Sobiesk spent 28 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a colonel. He has almost two decades of experience as an educator, leader, and practitioner within the Cyber Domain. Dr. Sobiesk has taught 17 different computer science and information technology courses and has directed three different computing programs at West Point; he has run a 200 person computer support directorate; and he has over 30 invited or refereed academic publications. Dr. Sobiesk holds a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include online privacy and usable security, computer science & information technology education, and emerging technologies.