Dmitri Alperovitch
Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., a leading provider of next- generation endpoint security, threat intelligence and incident response services. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft and has served as special advisor to Department of Defense.

In 2016, Alperovitch revealed Russian intelligence agencies' hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), events which unveiled the full scope of cyber influence operations being launched against the US 2016 Election. Politico Magazine featured Alperovitch as one of “Politico 50” influential thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016. In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35 and was named Foreign Policy Magazine’s Leading Global Thinker for 2013, an award shared with Secretary of State John Kerry, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
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Leonard Bailey
Leonard is Special Counsel for National Security in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and a senior member of CCIPS’ Cybersecurity Unit. He joined DOJ’s Terrorism and Violent Crime Section in 1991. In the late 1990’s, he served as Special Counsel and Special Investigative Counsel to DOJ’s Inspector General and supervised sensitive investigations of Department officials and programs. In 2000, he joined CCIPS where he has prosecuted computer crime and intellectual property cases; advised on matters related to searching and seizing electronic evidence and conducting electronic surveillance; chaired the Organization of American States’ Group of Government Experts on Cybercrime; and helped found CCIPS’s Cybersecurity Unit.

In 2009, he moved to DOJ’s National Security Division. As Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, he focused on critical infrastructure protection, offensive and defensive cyber policy, and application of national security cyber authorities in criminal matters. He next served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, where he coordinated DOJ’s cyber policy and initiatives and its cyber-related work with the National Security Council. He returned to CCIPS in 2013.

Leonard is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School. He has taught courses on cybersecurity and cybercrime at Georgetown Law School and Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.
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Bryson Bort
Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Fellow at the National Security Institute. Prior, Bryson led an elite capabilities development group that directly contributed toward national security.

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 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point and completed 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.
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Colin Brooks
Colin Brooks has served in the Army since 1997 as a Signaleer. He was a Signal Support System Specialist as an enlisted soldier and subsequently a Signal Officer upon commissioning in 2000. His assignments include signal platoon leader, battalion and squadron S6, brigade S6, cyber operations planner, and assistant professor of military science.

Colin has deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and supported operational deployments in the Pacific.
Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies from the Pennsylvania State University a Master of Letters in Medieval History from the University of St. Andrews, and a Master of Science in Cyber Security from National Defense University.
Donald Brown
Dr. Brown is Founding Director of the Data Science Institute, the W.S. Calcott Professor of the Department of Systems and Information Engineering and Co-Director of the Translational Health Institute of Virginia, University of Virginia. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Dr. Brown served as an officer in the U.S. Army and later worked at Vector Research, Inc. on projects in medical information processing and multi-sensor surveillance systems. He is now President of Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. which provides data analysis and technical services for numerous private and governmental organizations. He serves on the National Research Council Committee on Transportation Security has served on the National Academy of Sciences panel on High Performance Computing and Crisis Management and on the NRC Committee on Surface Transportation Infrastructure Security. He is a past member of the Joint Directors of Laboratories Group on Data Fusion and a former Fellow at the National Institute of Justice Crime Mapping Research Center.

Dr. Brown has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator for over 90 research contracts with federal, state, and private organizations. He has over 120 published papers and two edited books. His research focuses on data fusion, knowledge discovery, and predictive modeling with applications to security and safety.

Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the IEEE and a past President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is the recipient of the Norbert Wiener Award for Outstanding Research in the areas of systems engineering, data fusion, and information analysis. He has also received an Outstanding Contribution Award from that society and the IEEE Millennium Medal. The student chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering has named him the best undergraduate teacher three years in a row (2001, 2002, and 2003). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans . He has served on the administrative committee of the IEEE Neural Networks Council. He is coeditor of the books, Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence: The Integration of Problem Solving Strategies and Intelligent Scheduling Systems. He is also past-Chairman of the Operations Research Society of America Technical Section on Artificial Intelligence and he is the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from that Society. Dr. Brown's students have won competitions
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Jennifer Buckner
Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner assumed her present duties as Director of Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Information Operations, Headquarters Department of the Army G-3/5/7, in July 2018. She previously served with U.S. Cyber Command as Deputy Commander (Operations), Cyber National Mission Force, and Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force ARES, from June 2016 to June 2018.
A native of Downers Grove, Illinois, BG Buckner is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. As a career intelligence officer, BG Buckner has held command and staff positions across all levels of the Army with assignments in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Puerto Rico, and Iraq. BG Buckner has commanded a company, battalion, and brigade, including the Army’s first Cyber Brigade. She served as the first U.S. Army Cyber School Commandant and Chief of the Army's Cyber Branch. BG Buckner has served in Joint and Army assignments in the United States and Iraq. Her most recent overseas posting was as a Battlefield Surveillance Battalion Commander supporting Multi-National Corps – Iraq.

BG Buckner is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Command and General Staff College, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. She holds two graduate degrees, served as a Cyber Fellow at the National Security Agency, and completed Harvard's Executive Education Program in Cybersecurity.

BG Buckner’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (Five Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Iraq Campaign Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Staff and Joint Staff Identification Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Australian and Honduran Jump Wings. General Buckner is a collegiate All-American swimmer and was recently inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame.
Robert Butler
Over thirty-four years of public and private sector experience in a variety of Defense, Intelligence, National Security, and Information Technology positions within the United States and Europe. Served as Department of Defense senior executive, corporate security officer, account executive, military commander, and senior officer.

Consultant to Defense Science Board | Member of AFCEA Cyber Committee | Senior Advisor to the Chertoff Group | Senior Adjunct Fellow to the Center for New American Security | Member of Texas Cybersecurity, Education & Economic Development Council | Member of Technical Advisory Group,
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Greg Conti
Gregory Conti ran West Point's cybersecurity research and education programs for almost a decade and is currently Director of Security Research at IronNet Cybersecurity. He holds a PhD in computer science and served as a faculty member in West Point’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for thirteen years. He is the author of "Security Data Visualization" (No Starch Press), "Googling Security" (Addison-Wesley) and the forthcoming "On Cyber” (Kopidion Press) as well as over 70 articles and papers covering cyber warfare, online privacy, usable security, and security data visualization. Greg has served as Officer in Charge of a forward deployed expeditionary cyber team, acted as a Senior Advisor in the US Cyber Command Commander's Action Group, co-created US Cyber Command's flagship Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course (JACWC), and served as the founding Director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, DEF CON, HOPE, ShmooCon, RSA, Google Ideas, the NATO Conference on Cyber Conflict, and numerous academic conferences. His work can be found at www.gregconti.com and @cyberbgone
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John Davis
Retired U.S. Army Major General John Davis is the Vice President and Federal Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto
Networks, where he is responsible for expanding cybersecurity initiatives and global policy for the international public
sector and assisting governments around the world in preventing successful cyber attacks. He is also the Vice
President of Palo Alto Networks Public Sector LLC, which is the company’s U.S.-only subsidiary based in Reston,

Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, John served as the Senior Military Advisor for Cyber to the Under Secretary of
Defense for Policy and served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. Prior to this
assignment, he served in multiple leadership positions in special operations, cyber, and information operations. His
military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal.

John earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Master of Military Art and Science from
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and Bachelor of Science from U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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Matthew Easley
Brigadier General Matthew Easley assumed his responsibilities as the Director of Army Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the National Capital Region within Army Futures Command in September 2018. In this position he leverages and integrates current and future operational AI efforts, as well as AI research and development efforts Army-wide, aligns Army AI efforts with sister services and with the Joint AI Center (JAIC), ensures incorporation of industry and academic cutting edge advancements in support of Army modernization, and institutes agile delivery of AI capabilities across all domains. BG Easley also oversees machine learning, neural networks, big data analytics, deep learning, computer vision, and natural language processing.

BG Easley received his commission from the U.S. Military Academy, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics. He holds master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, Computer Science from the University of Colorado, and Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Roxanne Everetts
Dr. Roxanne Everetts serves as a professor of cybersecurity at the National Defense University (NDU). Prior to her appointment at NDU, she was an Information Assurance Research Fellow for LMI Government Consulting, a not for profit strategic consultancy committed to helping government leaders and managers reach decisions that make a difference. Dr. Roxanne Everetts has more than 20 years of experience with information assurance (IA) and more than 35 years of experience with information technology (IT), including systems administration, database design and implementation, open systems migration, staff training and management, and general management. Dr. Everetts has more than 10 years’ experience as a systems administrator and senior analyst in different technical environments and has hands-on knowledge of the practical problems of implementing IA policies. Her experience is founded on an operational and academic background in technical research and writing. She has led the technical aspects of life-cycle development of complex and critical projects for organizations. Dr. Everetts regularly participates in the review of evolving industry best practices. Dr. Everetts has extensive experience in networked environments, systems design and implementation, and systems administration. Dr. Everetts earned her Doctorate from the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC). In addition to her experience as a government consultant, she has been an adjunct professor at UMUC for 10 years teaching various information assurance and cyber security courses.
John Felker
In August 2015, John Felker assumed day-to-day operation of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at DHS.

The NCCIC is the U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information sharing, incident response, and coordination. Prior to joining DHS, Felker served as Director of Cyber and Intelligence Strategy for HP Enterprise Services.

During a 30-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, Felker served, among other positions, as Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command, where he was responsible for the day-to-day staff leadership and also for the stand-up of the Command. He also commanded the U.S. Coast Guard Cryptologic Group, which spanned
subordinate units from Hawaii to Afghanistan performing signals intelligence missions
and developing Coast Guard signals intelligence capability. He also served as executive assistant to the Director of Coast Guard Intelligence where he coordinated Directorate activities within the National Intelligence Community management enterprise.

His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Felker graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in 1978 and earned his Master of Arts in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1995.
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Michael Fischerkeller
Dr. Michael P. Fischerkeller is a research staff member in the Information, Technology and Systems Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses, where he has spent 20 years supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Combatant and Multi-National Force commanders.
Matthew Flynn
Matthew J. Flynn, PhD., serves as Professor of War Studies at Marine Corps University, Quantico VA. He specializes in the evolution of warfare and has written on topics such as preemptive war, revolutionary war, borders and frontiers, and militarization in the cyber domain.
Terry Garcia
Terry Garcia is COO of the National Cyber Education Group (NCEG.) Terry has more than 30 years of experience leading and managing large and complex organizations with global operations. Garcia is also currently president of Exploration Ventures, a company providing strategic advice to global clients in a range of industries, including science and technology, art, media, education, hospitality, social and nonprofit across the private and public sectors.

For 17 years, Garcia served as executive vice president and chief science and exploration officer for the National Geographic Society. He was also a member of the executive management committee, the Committee for Research and Exploration and the Board of Governors of the National Geographic Education Foundation. In these roles, he was responsible for the Society’s core mission programs and key business units. Under his leadership, the Society’s science and education programs experienced significant growth in global impact and prominence. Garcia also was responsible for and oversaw the growth and expansion of the National Geographic Museum and its traveling exhibitions’ business, developing and launching some of the most successful exhibitions of the last decade, including the seven-year global tour of Tutankhamun’s treasures and Hidden Treasures of the National Museum of Afghanistan, one of the longest running traveling exhibitions in history.
In June 2010, Garcia was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The Commission investigated the root causes of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and made recommendations on how to prevent — and mitigate the impact of — any future spills that result from offshore drilling.

Prior to joining National Geographic in 1999, Garcia was assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere, U.S. Department of Commerce, and deputy administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He also served as NOAA’s general counsel from 1994-1996. Before entering government service, Garcia was a partner in the major national law firms of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He established and was chairman of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s West Coast Financial Services Group.
In 2011, Garcia was named by the First Minister of Scotland to be Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Government of Scotland’s Saltire Challenge Prize for marine renewable en
Justin Gorkowski
Major Justin Gorkowski is a U.S. Army Information Operations officer and currently pursuing a PhD in International Relations at the University of Virginia. Prior to this assignment, Justin served as a Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate and a congressional budget liaison for Headquarters, Department of the Army. As an IO officer, Justin previously managed the integration of information-related capabilities in Kandahar, Afghanistan for Regional-Command, South and Vilseck, Germany for the 2d Cavalry Regiment.
Brian Gouker
Brian Gouker is a Division Chief in the National Security Agency's College of Cyber. He is responsible for several NSA and national programs. Brian directs the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Cyber Operations programs, the GenCyber K-12 cyber summer camp initiative, a highly selective NSA technical summer internship program, the DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, and manages advanced cyber education programs for NSA civilians and U.S. Cyber Command military forces. Brian is also the U.S. government's senior representative to the NATO Multinational Cyber Defense Education & Training Project which is building the strategy for International Military Cyber workforce development.
Brian is the past Visiting Professor and the first-ever Chair for Cyber Studies at the U.S. Army War College. He has completed external assignments at the FBI, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and with private industry. Brian was a two-term member of the NIST Information Systems Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) , a government / academia / industry committee which provided advice to various government entities. Brian has also held numerous technical, leadership, advisory, and liaison cyber and intelligence positions across NSA.
A retired Air Force Officer, Brian holds technical and advanced degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, Houston Baptist University and the U.S. Army War College. Brian is fluent in American Sign Language and serves as a Special Olympics Kayak Coach.
Stephen Hager
Brigadier General Stephen J. Hager was commissioned in 1987 as a Signal Corps Officer. As an active duty officer he served as Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for Alpha Company, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Meade, Maryland. During Operation Desert Storm he served as the System Control Officer, S-3, 13th Signal Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. Upon return, he was assigned to the National Security Agency as a Senior Electrical Engineer in the microelectronics advanced research group. Deployed in Operation Restore Hope, he was assigned as the Communications Officer, CENTCOM J-2 Forward in Mogadishu, Somalia.

BG Hager left active duty, and joined the Army Reserves in 1995, serving in various positions. While in the 91st Division, his assignments included Battle Command Staff Simulation Officer, Company Commander, Observer Controller, G-2 Security Officer, and G-3 Plans Officer. He commanded the 319th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and the 2nd/100th Signal Training Brigade.

Mobilized in 2013, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Deputy Commander for the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional). In Afghanistan, he was responsible for all Architecture, Design, Engineering and Installation of the strategic communication network as well as oversight of communications commercialization projects. He was selected as the Chief of Staff for the 335th Signal Command (Theater)(Provisional) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. In March 2015, Brigadier General Hager was selected as the Deputy Commanding General for the 335th Signal Command (Theater) in East Point, Georgia. His previous assignment before coming to the CNMF, he was dual hatted as the Army Central Command G-6 and the 335th Signal Command (Theater)(Provisional) Commanding General, where he ran the Army’s portion of the DODIN in South West Asia.
Richard Harknett
Dr. Richard J. Harknett is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He is the author of over fifty publications in the area of international relations theory and international security studies. In 2017, he served as the inaugural US-UK Fulbright Scholar in Cybersecurity, University of Oxford, United Kingdom and in 2016 as the first scholar-in-residence at US Cyber Command and National Security Agency. He is currently co-PI on the Ohio Cyber Range project and several other cyber security grants. He has provided invited lectures in eight countries and numerous presentations to government agencies, including the US Defense and State Departments, US Senate testimony, and provided briefings to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. He served as the Governor’s appointee on the State of Ohio’s Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council while contributing to the writing of Ohio’s Cybersecurity Strategy.

He was selected in 2001 as Fulbright Professor of International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria where he continues to hold a professorial lectureship. Prof. Harknett has been named the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar at Western Kentucky University, the Edith C. Alexander Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Distinguished Service Professor in McMicken College, UC, the Faculty Awardee for Exemplary Contributions in Service to the University, UC, and was the recipient of the State of Ohio Faculty Innovator award. He has served as Chair of the University Faculty and Chair of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at UC. He earned his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University and BA from Villanova University. He is an avid fan of Liverpool F.C.
Jason Healey
Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar and adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict, competition and cooperation. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is the author of dozens of published articles and the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012. A frequent speaker on these issues, he is rated as a “top-rated” speaker for the RSA Conference and won the inaugural “Best of Briefing Award” at Black Hat.

During his time in the White House, he was a director for cyber policy and helped advise the President and coordinate US efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure. He created the first cyber incident response team for Goldman Sachs and later oversaw the bank’s crisis management and business continuity in Hong Kong. He has been vice chairman of the FS-ISAC (the information sharing and security organization for the finance sector) and started his career as a US Air Force intelligence officer with jobs at the Pentagon and National Security Agency. Jason was a founding member (plankowner) of the first cyber command in the world, the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense in 1998, where he was one of the early pioneers of cyber threat intelligence.

He is on the Defense Science Board task force on cyber deterrence and is on the review board of the DEF CON hacker conference. He is president of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and has been adjunct faculty at NSA’s National Cryptologic School, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a 1991 graduate of the US Air Force Academy.
Rhett Hernandez
Lieutenant General Hernandez retired following 39 years of distinguished service in the United States Army. He has led key organizational transformation initiatives for the Army during periods of significant crisis.

His last active duty assignment was as the first Commander of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), where he was responsible for the daily operations, defense and risk management of all Army networks with 1.2 million users, and when directed, conduct the full range of cyberspace operations. In addition to building a cyber force of more than 17,000 people, he led the development of a wide range of concepts, plans and programs to minimize cyber risk and ensure Army operations. As the Army’s lead for all cyberspace activity, he was responsible for cyber doctrine, training, leader development, organization, materiel and people. He developed strategic direction, requirements and an acquisition approach for all cyberspace operations in the Army.
Previously he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Operations; Chief, U.S. Military Training Mission, Saudi Arabia; and Commanding General, Human Resources Command. In all three positions, he was involved in key issues and decisions at the highest levels. In his role as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Operations, he oversaw Army operations worldwide, directed Army transformation efforts, co-chaired the programming and budget board, chaired the Army network modernization board, approved and prioritized Army requirements. As the Chief, Military Training Mission, Saudi Arabia, he was the senior defense official to the U.S. Ambassador. He led the largest security assistance program in the world, oversaw the Foreign Military Sales program, strengthened the strategic military partnership and increased readiness and interoperability.

As the Commanding General of Human Resources Command, he directed the personnel management, from accession to retirement, for all soldiers and officers. He transformed personnel services and the management systems to support an Army at war.

Currently, he serves as the West Point Cyber Chair to the Army Cyber Institute, Director OIS, Director CyberSponse, Trustee Army Venture Capital Initiative, President of CyberLens, LLC and is on a wide range of advisory boards. Rhett serves as a faculty member for the National Association of Corporate Directors and speaks to boards about their role in overseeing cybersecurity.
Miguel Hobbs
A Department of the Army Civilian, Mr. Hobbs is the Director, G39 Information Operations Division, U.S. Army Cyber Command. He is responsible for the command’s Information Operations (IO) programs which include Space Operations; Operations Security; Electronic Warfare; Special Technical Operations; Military Deception; Psychological Operations (PSYOP); Information Related Capabilities; and the Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Support to Corps and Below (CSCB) Program working to provide innovative concepts for integrated cyber, IO and EW capabilities to Corps and below Army units at the Department of Defense Combat Training Centers.

Mr. Hobbs has served the U.S. Army over 30 years as a Commissioned Officer and Civilian. Besides his current position, Mr. Hobbs is a former United States Army Officer with over 27 years with extensive experience in a wide variety of staff and command positions. His last officer posting was Commandant, PSYOP Regiment, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School. Mr. Hobbs’ last IO position in uniform was U.S. Southern Command’s J39 Chief, Information Operations Division and Joint Cyber Center.

He is a Distinguished Member of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, and a Distinguished Member of the Psychological Operations Regiment.
Vasant Honavar
Dr. Vasant Honavar received his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin Madison, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. In September 2013, Honavar joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University (PSU) where he currently serves as Edward Frymoyer Endowed Professor of Information Science and Technology. Honavar is the founding Director of the Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, Associate Director of the Institute for Cyberscience, Co-Director of the NIH-funded Biomedical Data Sciences PhD program, and Informatics lead (research) for the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at PSU. He serves on the faculty of the Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Genomics, Neuroscience, and the Operations Research Graduate Programs at PSU. During 2010-2013, Honavar served as a program director (IPA) in the Information and Intelligent Systems Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) during 2010-2013 where among other things, he led the Big Data Science and Engineering Program. Honavar has served as the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on grants totaling over $45 million from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the US Department of Agriculture during 1990-2018. Honavar’s brings over 25 years of research experience in Artificial Intelligence which has led to foundational contributions Machine Learning Knowledge Representation and Inference, Causal Inference and in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. His research has been documented in over 250 peer-reviewed publications (with over 12,000 citations) describe foundational advances in scalable approaches to integrating and learning predictive models from big data; Eliciting causal information from multiple sources of observational and experimental data, Selective sharing of knowledge across disparate knowledge bases; Representing and reasoning about preferences; Composing complex software services from components; and and successful applications of machine learning in genomics, bioinformatics, security informatics, and related areas. Dr. Honavar has received numerous awards and honors including the NSF Director’s award for Superior Accomplishment for his leadership of the NSF Big Data program.
Toomas Ilves
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former president of Estonia (2006-2016) is a Berggruen Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University.

Before assuming the office of the presidency Ilves served as vice-president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (2004-2006), foreign minister of Estonia (1996-2002), where he led Estonia’s EU and NATO accession process. From 1993-96 he served as Estonia’s first post-independence ambassador to Washington. From 1988 to 1993 Ilves was director of the Estonian Service at RFE-RL and prior to that a research analyst in the Research Department of RFE-RL.

He is best-known internationally for his work 1995-2016 pushing Estonia to digitize its government. He is currently writing a book on democracy in the digital era.

Ilves served as chairman of the EU Task Force on eHealth from 2011 to 2012 and was chairman of the European Cloud Partnership Steering Board at the invitation of the European Commission from 2012 to 2014. In 2013 he chaired the High-Level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms convened by ICANN. From 2014 to 2015 Ilves was the co-chair of the advisory panel of the World Bank's World Development Report 2016 "Digital Dividends" and was also the chair of World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security beginning in June 2014.
Starting from 2016, Ilves co-chairs The World Economic Forum working group The Global Futures Council on Blockchain Technology. In 2017 Ilves became an advisory council member of German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy. Starting from 2018, Ilves is a member of the advisory board of the Oxford University Centre for Technology and Global Affairs.

International awards:

2013 NDI Democracy Award by the National Democratic Institute
2014 Freedom Award by the Atlantic Council
2015 Aspen Prague Award by the Aspen Institute
2016 Knight of Freedom Award by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation
2017 John Jay Award by Columbia College
2017 Reinhard Mohn Prize by Bertelsmann Stiftung
2017 World Leader in Cybersecurity Award by Boston Global Forum
Dana "Keoki" Jackson
Dana (Keoki) Jackson is the Chief Technology Officer at Lockheed Martin, where he is responsible for the corporation’s advanced technology strategy. As the primary liaison to the United States and international science and technology community, he manages strategic relationships with government, industry and academia to ensure the maturation and deployment of cutting-edge technologies.

Prior to this role, Dr. Jackson served as the vice president for Program Excellence, where he was responsible for the cross-functional integration of five corporate councils for engineering and technology, production, program management, supply chain and sustainment.

Dr. Jackson’s previous roles include vice president for Navigation Systems and program manager for Global Positioning System (GPS) III at Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company, and technical and leadership positions in space-based communications, navigation and missile warning.

Before joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Jackson was a NASA research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of human adaptation to the space environment. He received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Jackson is a member of Sigma Xi, a fellow of the United Kingdom Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), an associate fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). He previously served on the Sandia Corporation Board of Directors, and is a current member of the AIAA Foundation Board of Trustees, the Georgia Institute of Technology Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering, and the Visiting Committee for the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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Siddharth Kaza
Dr. Sidd Kaza is the Chairperson of the Computer and Information Sciences department at Towson University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. His interests lie in cybersecurity education, learning sciences, data mining, and application development. Dr. Kaza???s work has been published in top-tier journals and conferences like Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions, ACM Transactions, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and various international conferences and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Thomas Klemas
Dr. Thomas Klemas is the Principal Engineer and Special Projects Lead at SimSpace Corporation. He spearheads advanced projects, leveraging fundamental principles from data analytics, network science, machine learning, and applied mathematics to enhance cyber applications, and leads prototyping research for cyber security assessment of organizations, teams, and individuals, as well as characterization of virtual cyber ranges and events by constructing novel approaches to evaluate defensive complexity, range model affinity and fidelity, and attack sophistication. Additionally, Colonel Klemas is a senior advisor to the Commander of the 318th Cyber Operations Group, including approximately 1000 personnel and critical innovation development capabilities, and leads a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the 24th Air Force that is developing policy proposals to accelerate cyber acquisition.

Dr. Klemas studied mathematics and electrical engineering at MIT, earning four degrees and an outstanding Computer Science thesis award. Thomas’ doctoral research at the Research Laboratory for Electronics (RLE) focused on accelerated solvers and model order reduction approaches for computational electromagnetic modeling of complex structures. Subsequently, at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he pursued applied mathematics, numerical methods, computational modeling and simulation, physics, engineering, and sensor control and signal processing and led a multi-division team to develop a real-time open system architecture for rapid prototyping of scalable, distributable, modular, net-centric sensor systems. Moreover, Dr. Klemas led the Computational Modeling Collaboration at MIT RLE to invent new techniques for high fidelity computational modeling and simulation of Electromagnetics and other physics including scaling these approaches for high performance computing supercomputers. This effort won 2 Campus Collaboration Awards. Colonel Klemas has served as the technical director of the Maui High Performance Computing Center, conducted multiple technology assessments for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASDR&E), researched advanced numerical methods as part of the High Performance Computer Modernization Program Office CREATE RF development team, a technical advisor at the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and was a senior advisor to the Director of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Nina Kollars
Dr. Nina Kollars is an Associate Professor of Strategic and Operational Research Department of the Naval War College, and the Cyber & Innovation Policy Institute. In addition, she is non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point and an editorial board member for the Special Operations Journal. Her research interests are on cyber security and military innovation. She has published in numerous magazines and journals to include: “The Rise of Smart Machines: The Unique Peril of Intelligent Software Agents in Defense and Intelligence” in Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence; "SOFWERX’s Return on Collision: Measuring Open Collaborative Innovation" in Special Operations Journal; and “Cyber Beyond Third Offset: A Call for Warfighter-Led Innovation” in War on the Rocks co-written with Jacquelyn Schneider. She is currently working on a book project on the national security contribution of the white hat hacking community.
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Erik Korn
Erik Korn is a career Military Intelligence (MI) officer in the U.S. Army. He has previously served in a variety of operational MI and Cyber
assignments including Brigade Collection Manager, ISR Platoon Leader, and MI Company Executive Officer with 4th BCT 101st ABN DIV, as well as
Cyber Mission Commander and Cyber Company Commander with the 782nd MI Battalion. Erik currently serves as a Research Scientist within the Army Cyber
Institute's Strategy and Policy Research Division at the United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY. Erik also supports the USMA Cyber 9/12
policy team as an assistant faculty advisor, helping develop a more robust understanding of potential cyber crises, emergency response considerations,
and conflict.

Erik's research remains focused on policy, strategy, and technical considerations as they relate to cyber conflict, competition, and
cooperation within the international system; the application of varying methodologies for state-actor composition, disposition, capability employment,
and motivation in cyberspace; as well as new concepts, frameworks, and support mechanisms for effective cyber incident response at different levels
of governance.
Nadiya Kostyuk
Nadiya Kostyuk is a doctoral candidate in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on cyber coercion, state cyber capacities, public perception of cybersecurity policies. My methodological areas of interest include network analysis, mathematical/computational modeling and text analysis and has been supported by the Belfer Center for Science and International Technology at Harvard's Kennedy School, the Department of Computer Science and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the Tufts University, Cybersecurity, Internet Governance, Digital Economy, and Civic Tech Initiative at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. Kostyuk's research has been published (or is forthcoming) in the Cyber Defense Review, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Strategic Security, and several edited volumes and general-audience publications. Ms. Kostyuk received degrees from New York University (MSc), City University of New York John jay College (B.A.) and Kyiv National Linguistic University (B.A.) I am currently a fellow at EastWest Institute of Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative.
Jobel Kyle Vecino
Jobel Kyle P. Vecino is a software engineer, writer, political activist, and cybersecurity enthusiast. Jobel graduated in 2018 with a BA in Political Science and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include cybersecurity, privacy, international relations, and cyberespionage. He previously published research focused on international intelligence sharing and mass data surveillance. Jobel previously worked in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and at PayPal. He is currently living and working in London as a software engineer at EAVE, a startup focused on hearing loss prevention. He intends to pursue a career in technology and cybersecurity policy.
Donald Lewis
Colonel Don Lewis is the Deputy Director of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Cyberspace Operations Centre (CyOC), at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium. He leads a multinational team with diverse skill sets to provide Supreme Allied Commander – Europe (SACEUR) strategic indications and warnings by maintaining persistent situational awareness of NATO cyberspace and how it affects allied operations and missions. The CyOC is NATO’s theatre component for cyberspace, responsible for strategic and operational cyber defense of the Alliance, in support of efficient and effective command and control for land, maritime, and air operations. It also integrates sovereign cyberspace effects from the Allies capable of and willing to volunteer them.

Previous to this assignment, Colonel Lewis was commander of the 42d Mission Support Group, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Alabama. The group provides community support and base operating services to Air University, the 42d Air Base Wing, the 908th Airlift Wing, and 44 mission partner units at Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex: a population of 53,000 military members, civilian employees, retirees and family members. Col Lewis oversaw 2,200 personnel in seven squadrons delivering support in the areas of civil engineering, fire protection, communications, contracting, manpower, personnel and services, deployment processing, fuels, supply, transportation, air traffic control, airfield management, and base security and police services.

Colonel Lewis also served as Chief of the Security and Mission Assurance Division within the Directorate of Integrated Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. As the Security Controls Assessor for over 1800 mission and business systems valued at over $10.4 billion, to include the Air Force’s secret and unclassified networks, and over 330 multi-component systems which comprise Air Force Space Command’s $30 billion space and cyberspace mission system portfolio, he and his team ensured compliance with Air Force and Department of Defense directives and Federal law on behalf of the Air Force’s and U.S. Strategic Command’s Authorizing Officials. The division also provides collateral and top secret sensitive compartmented information cybersecurity oversight, reporting, governance, and expertise for space and cyber forces, enabling 14th and 24th Air Forces to support U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command.
Martin Libicki
Martin Libicki (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley 1978) holds the Keyser Chair of Cybersecurity Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to teaching, he carries out research in cyberwar and the general impact of information technology on domestic and national security. He is the author of a 2016 textbook on cyberwar, Cyberspace in Peace and War, as well as Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare and various related RAND monographs. Prior employment includes twelve years at the National Defense University, three years on the Navy Staff (logistics) and three years for the US GAO.
Herbert Lin
Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy. In addition to his positions at Stanford University, he is Chief Scientist, Emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he served from 1990 through 2014 as study director of major projects on public policy and information technology, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Senior Fellow in Cybersecurity (not in residence) at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. He recently served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986-1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT. Avocationally, he is a longtime folk and swing dancer and a poor magician. Apart from his work on cyberspace and cybersecurity, he is published in cognitive science, science education, biophysics, and arms control and defense policy. He also consults on K-12 math and science education.
Rebecca Lively
Ms. Rebecca K. Lively is the Chief of Cyber Technology Law for 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber (AFCYBER), Joint Base San Antonio—Lackland, Texas. 24th Air Force is responsible for providing Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan, direct, and execute global cyberspace operations. 24th Air Force and AFCYBER personnel build, operate, secure, defend, extend, and engage in, from, and through cyberspace. Previously, Ms. Lively served as the primary legal advisor to the 688th Cyberspace Wing and oversaw all areas of cyber intellectual property law for both the 67th Cyberspace Wing and the 688th Cyberspace Wing.

Ms. Lively began her legal career in private practice focusing on intellectual property law and litigation. She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Catherine Lotrionte
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is a Brent Scowcroft scholar at the Atlantic Council with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She is also the founder and former Director of the CyberProject at Georgetown University, where she has taught and written on international and national security law, international affairs and technology. At Georgetown she founded the CyberProject in 2008, focusing on the role of international and domestic law in recent and emerging developments in the proliferation of weapons, technology and threats. Lotrionte previously served as Counsel to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, on the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as an Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency and in the U.S. Department of Justice.

She is an internationally recognized expert on international law and cyber conflict and has testified before Congress and NATO on cyber issues. She has authored numerous publications on a broad array of topics, including espionage, information technology, international law, and deterrence and is a frequent speaker at cyber conferences across the global.

Dr. Lotrionte holds a MA and Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from New York University. She served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Policy Task Force, the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, and the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Merle Maigre
Merle Maigre is the executive vice president for government relations at CybExer Technologies, an Estonian firm that specializes in providing governments, international organisations and companies with cyber training environment and sophisticated, large-scale cyber security exercises.
During 2017 to 2018, she served as the Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn. The Center is a multinational hub of cyber defense expertise, engaging in research, training and exercises with a focus on technology, strategy, operations and law. During 2012 to 2017, Merle Maigre worked as the Security Policy Adviser to Estonian Presidents Kersti Kaljulaid and Toomas Hendrik Ilves, being the President’s chief advisor on domestic and international security issues, including cyber defense developments and challenges. From 2010-2012 Merle Maigre served at NATO HQ in the Policy Planning Unit of the Private Office of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Merle has also worked as a researcher at the International Centre for Defense and Security (ICDS) in Tallinn. She has also served as the Deputy Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Kyiv and at the NATO Department in Estonia’s Ministry of Defense, in support of the country’s NATO accession.
Merle Maigre received an MA degree in war studies from King’s College London, a BA in international relations from Middlebury College (US) and a BA in history fromTartu University. She has also studied at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center and at Sciences Po Paris.

Merle Maigre was named an Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (2012). She has been decorated with the Order of Merit of Poland (2014), the Commander of the Order of Lion of Finland (2014), the Dutch Commander of the Order of Oragne-Nassau (2018), the Estonian Defence Forces distinguished service medal (2018) and the Order of Merit of the Estonian Ministry of Defence (2018).
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Andrea Matwyshyn
Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an academic and author whose work focuses on technology and innovation, particularly information security and consumer privacy law and policy.

Professor Matwyshyn is a US-UK Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Scholar award recipient in 2016-2017, collaborating with the University of Oxford Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. She is a (tenured full) professor of law / professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15.

She has worked in both the public and the private sector. In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor/ Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As public service, she has testified in Congress on issues of information security regulation, and she maintains ongoing policy engagement. Prior to entering the academy, she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions. She continues to maintain collaborative technology industry relationships.
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Frederica Nelson
Dr. Frederica Free-Nelson is a researcher and program manager at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD, where she leads research on machine learning and intrusion detection methods and techniques to promote cyber resilience and foster research on autonomous active cyber defense. Dr. Nelson manages and negotiates the Research and Project Agreements for ARL between the network security branch and Academia or International Organizations. Dr. Nelson is the lead for the Robust low-level cyber-attack resilience for Military Defense (ROLLCAGE) program working in collaboration with Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Air force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to build a cohesive in-vehicular resilient system for defense against sophisticated enemy malware that strives to blend in with normal system activities. Dr. Nelson has over 20 years' combined experience in Cybersecurity Research, Software Engineering, and Program Management within the DoD and other federal services to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice. Dr. Nelson has expertise in leading projects to success from conception to execution and delivery/transfer. Dr. Nelson currently serves as chairperson to the International Science Technology (IST-163) Panel –NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO) on the topic of Deep Machine Learning for military cyber defense. She is a participant in the Army Education Outreach Program as an ambassador and a virtual judge for the eCybermission program.
David Perlman
David M. Perlman, Ph.D. studied applied physics at Caltech and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, worked in tech in Seattle during the dot-com boom, and then pursued his interest in cognitive science through a doctorate at University of Wisconsin-Madison with renowned affective neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson. He began with a focus on mechanisms by which meditation affects psychological well-being, which took him to India to present to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Pursuing this question led to explorations of value computation, decision-making, rationality, and cognitive bias and fallacy. In particular, his thesis project combined techniques of behavioral economics and psychophysiology to quantitatively study the relationship of narrative and social identity with valuation and decision. Since the rapid emergence of hostile social media influence as a national security issue in 2016, David has been applying his expertise to this arena. Using insights from his role in research operations at a major Silicon Valley social media company and his network of industry and military contacts with critically relevant experience, he is refining a formal mathematical framework to describe and measure population-level cyber-enabled influence operations (CyIO). His ultimate goal is to implement an "early warning system" to neutralize this dangerous new threat.
Michael Petersen
Michael Petersen is the Director of the Russia Maritime Studies Institute and an Associate Professor at the United States Naval War College. His work focuses on researching high-intensity maritime warfare. Prior to his appointment, he served in a variety of advisory and policy positions in the U.S. Government. He is the author Missiles for the Fatherland: Peenemuende, National Socialism, and the V-2 Missile (Cambridge University Press, 2009, 2011) as well as articles, essays, and book chapters on military intelligence and strategic weapons history. He has also published in outlets such as The National Interest and War on the Rocks.
Gabriel Ramsey
Gabe has significant experience executing proactive strategies to address cybercrime, intellectual property theft and fraud, global enforcement of legal rights, mitigation of legal risk and deterrence of adversaries. He has developed models for dismantling malicious technical infrastructure through a combination of civil enforcement, extra-judicial technical means and global collaboration with government and private sector partners. He has deep operational expertise investigating complex incidents, reaching attribution of malicious cyber actors, locating their front doors and assets, and building robust law enforcement referrals. His practice aims for prompt and demonstrable disruption and deterrence of harmful conduct in digital domains. He has carried out his work in the context of hacking incidents and Internet-based misconduct, IP and asset theft, critical competitive situations and industrial espionage and complex fraud.
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Wolfgang Renner
Major General Wolfgang Renner was born in Kulmbach, Germany, on 3 February 1958. He joined the German Airforce in 1977 and following officer training, studied Electrical and Communications Engineering at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich and graduated in 1981. Afterwards he served as a Platoon Leader in Signals Regiments in Lauda and Meßstetten and the Staff Battery of a GBAD Unit in Eckernförde. He then served as a Squadron Leader of the Staff Battery and later as the S6-Officer of the SSM-Wing in Geilenkirchen. From 1990 to 1992 he attended the German Armed Forces General Staff Officers Course in Hamburg. He was awarded the Operations Medal of the Bundeswehr in Bronze for KFOR and the Bundeswehr Cross of Honour in Gold.
Marcelo Righi
Marcelo A. Righi is an Officer of the Brazilian Army and he worked at the Military College of Brasília (5 years) and at the Military College of Santa Maria (5 years). Marcelo is graduate, and he has specialization in Military Sciences. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Region of Campanha. He has a post-graduate degree in Psychopedagogy from UFRJ (1999). In March 2017, he completed a master's degree in Computer Science (Cyber Security) by the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) in Rio Grande do Sul and participated in the research group of the Project "Recommendation as Support to the Generation of Cybernetic Situational Awareness" of UFSM.

He has experience in the areas of EDUCATION AND COMPUTERS, with emphasis on CYBERSECURITY. Currently, he is a member of the CYBER DEFENSE COMMAND (ComDCiber) staff at the Army Headquarters in Brasília - DF and he is part of the Working Group for the definition of Cyber Knowledge Tracks.

Marcelo has the Certified Automation Security Engineer (CASE), which Cyber Security knowledge in an industrial network with SCADA systems and he was appointed to compose the Cybernetics Specific Functional Career of the Brazilian Army.

He was also the coordinator of the Annual Cybernetics Competition of the Armed Forces (CTF). He has some courses at SANS institute, such as SEC 504 and FOR 578. Serves as head of the Cyber Protection Division of CDCiber.
Pierluigi Salvati
Pierluigi Salvati, S.J.D. is Cultore della Materia (Honorary Fellow) at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Naples 'Federico II'. His researches focus on intelligence collection and international law, intelligence cooperation within the EU and other II.OO., duty of non-intervention and election meddling through fake news and disinformation. He holds a J.D. and a S.J.D. in international law from the University of Naples and a LL.M. from the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. Salvati is also an attorney at law admitted in Italy: he began his career at a major international law firm with offices in Italy and New York. Now he runs a boutique firm that specialises in international and EU law.
Char Sample
Dr. Char Sample is research fellow employed for ICF Inc. at the US Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland. Dr. Sample is a visiting academic at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK and a guest lecturer at Bournemouth University, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and Royal Holloway University. Dr. Sample has over 20 years experience in the information security industry. Most recently Dr. Sample focused her research into Fake News, the role of cultural values in cyber security events, and the study of the relationship between human cognition and machines. Presently Dr. Sample is continuing research on modeling cyber behaviors by culture, other areas of research are information weaponization, deceptive data and data resilience.
Soumajyoti Sarkar
Soumajyoti Sarkar is a PhD student studying computer science at Arizona State University. He is advised by Dr. Paulo Shakarian and his work focuses on social network analysis and mining and its applications.
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.
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
Alex Stamos
Alex Stamos is a cybersecurity expert, business leader and entrepreneur working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through his teaching and research at Stanford University. Stamos is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute, a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution.

Prior to joining Stanford, Alex served as the Chief Security Officer of Facebook. In this role, Stamos led a team of engineers, researchers, investigators and analysts charged with understanding and mitigating information security risks to the company and safety risks to the 2.5 billion people on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. During his time at Facebook, he led the company’s investigation into manipulation of the 2016 US election and helped pioneer several successful protections against these new classes of abuse. As a senior executive, Alex represented Facebook and Silicon Valley to regulators, lawmakers and civil society on six continents, and has served as a bridge between the interests of the Internet policy community and the complicated reality of platforms operating at billion-user scale. In April 2017, he co-authored “Information Operations and Facebook”, a highly cited examination of the influence campaign against the US election, which still stands as the most thorough description of the issue by a major technology company.

Before joining Facebook, Alex was the Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, rebuilding a storied security team while dealing with multiple assaults by nation-state actors. While at Yahoo, he led the company’s response to the Snowden disclosures by implementing massive cryptographic improvements in his first months. He also represented the company in an open hearing of the US Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

In 2004, Alex co-founded iSEC Partners, an elite security consultancy known for groundbreaking work in secure software development, embedded and mobile security. As a trusted partner to world’s largest technology firms, Alex coordinated the response to the “Aurora” attacks by the People’s Liberation Army at multiple Silicon Valley firms and led groundbreaking work securing the world’s largest desktop and mobile platforms. During this time, he also served as an expert witness in several notable civil and criminal cases, such as the Google Street View incident and pro bono work for the defendants in Son
Vaughn Standley
Dr. Vaughn Standley is a Department of Energy (DOE) employee currently detailed to the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) where he is the Department’s Faculty Chair to the college. Before being assigned to the CIC, he was a visiting professor at NDU’s College of International Security Affairs for a year. Since 2003, Dr. Standley has managed DOE’s Space-based Nuclear Detonation Detection Program where he is responsible for the production of satellite payloads fielded on GPS and geosynchronous satellites. Before working at the DOE, Dr. Standley was a United Nations Nuclear Safeguards Inspector in Europe and a U.S. Air Force Nuclear Research Officer. In all, he has thirty-three years professional experience with military and civil applications of nuclear power, the design, effects, and detection of nuclear weapons, and the technical and diplomatic instruments of nuclear nonproliferation. He has also taught college physics in his spare time as an adjunct professor. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Masters of Science in Operations Research from George Mason University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University.
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Vincent Stewart
Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart serves as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Prior to his current assignment, Lieutenant General Stewart served as the 20th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (2015-2017). He previously served as Commander, Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command (2013-2015) and Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (2009-2013).

A native of Chicago, Illinois, by way of Kingston, Jamaica, Lieutenant General Stewart graduated from Western Illinois University, earning his commission in 1981. He has served as an armor officer and subsequently as a signals intelligence and intelligence officer, commanding at every level: Company A, 1st Tank (1982-1983); Company Commander, Company I, Marine Support Battalion, Adak, Alaska (1986-1988); Company Commander, Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Radio Battalion (1989-1990); Company Commander, Company E, Marine Support Battalion, Misawa, Japan (1992- 1994); Commanding Officer, 1st Intelligence Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif. (1999-2001); and Commanding Officer, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (2006-2008).

Lieutenant General Stewart earned master’s degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. (1995) and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. (2002).
Michael Stone
Major General Michael A. Stone is the Commander, 46th Military Police Command, Michigan Army National Guard. In this capacity, he leads Task Force 46, the Command and Control Response Element B, which is a United States Northern Command National Defense Support of Civil Authorities Chemical, Biological Radiological Nuclear response asset encompassing nationwide subordinate formations. General Stone additionally serves as an Assistant Adjutant General with responsibility for Army armories, installations and recruiting in the State of Michigan.

General Stone was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1989, designated as the Distinguished Military Graduate, through the University of Detroit Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, cum laude, from the University of Detroit, where he attended on a full academic scholarship. He also possesses a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University School of Law) as well as a Master of Science, Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He previously commanded the 1776th Military Police Company in Taylor, Michigan, the 1-182nd Field Artillery Battalion in Detroit, Michigan, and he recently served as the Deputy Brigade Commander of the 177th Military Police Brigade in Taylor, Michigan. General Stone has deployed three times as a member of the National Guard; serving as a Military Police Officer in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor and most recently in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Jaak Tarien
Colonel Jaak Tarien is the Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) based in Estonia since September 2018. CCDCOE is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. The international military organisation based is a community of currently 21 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law. Prior to joining CCDCOE Colonel Tarien served as Commander of Estonian Air Force from August 2012 to July 2018. Among other assignments he has also served as Staff Officer with NATO's Supreme Allied Command Transformation (ACT), as Deputy Director of the Regional Airspace Surveillance Coordination Centre and as Commander of the Estonian team at the BALTNET Regional Airspace Surveillance Co-ordination Centre in Lithuania.

Colonel Tarien, a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, earned his Master’s degree from the Air Command and Staff College of the USAF Air University. He recently also acquired Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy at the U.S. National Defence University.
Riho Terras
GEN Riho Terras was born on April 17, 1967 in Kohtla-Järve, Estonia.

1985 Graduated from Jõhvi Secondary School.
1985–1988 Compulsory military service in USSR navy.

After graduating from the Basic Officer's Course in Estonia, GEN Terras served as a Company Commander and as a Battalion Second in Command of the Kalev Single Infantry Battalion from 1992 to

1993. Between 1993 and 1994 GEN Terras served as the commander of the Põhja Single Infantry Company. After graduating from the Bundeswehr University (Germany) he served as the commander of the Guard Battalion from 1998 to 2000. GEN Terras was appointed the Chief of Staff of the Defence League Headquarters in 2000. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Estonian Defence Attaché in Germany and Poland.

Between 2005 and 2008 GEN Terras served as the Chief of the Analysis and Planning Department and as Chief of the Planning Section, Analysis and Planning Department in the Estonian Defence Forces Headquarters. In 2007, GEN Terras served in the NATO Training Mission - Iraq as Deputy Chief of Staff. GEN Riho Terras was confirmed on December 2008 as Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence. Before taking up the position of the Permanent Secretary, he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the Estonian Defence Forces.

GEN Terras served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the Estonian Defence forces from January 2011 to March 2011 and then continued his service as the Chief of Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces.

GEN Riho Terras was appointed the Chief of Defence from December 5th 2011.

His military education includes studies in the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom, the Joint Command and General Staff Course in the Baltic Defence College, the European Security

Policy Course in the Geneva Centre of Security Policy, a Battalion Commander's Course in Switzerland, a Company Commander's course in Germany, a Company Commander's course in Sweden and the

Officer's Basic course in Estonia.

GEN Terras's civilian education includes history studies in the University of Tartu, and a master's degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Bundeswehr.
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Susanne Thompson
As a career educator, Susanne served as a Superintendent of
Schools, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Curriculum and
Instruction, and Assistant Middle School Principal for the
Northwestern Lehigh School District in Pennsylvania.
Specifically trained in academic literacy and curriculum and learning
strategies, as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Susanne
led K-12 curriculum design and writing teams to produce scope and
sequence frameworks, instructional material databases, and
assessment pathways. Building a four-year K-12 curriculum
framework and cycle of reflection, renewal, and professional
learning as part of the District Strategic Plan was a cornerstone
Susanne began her career as an elementary school teacher and worked as an Educational Consultant and Coordinator for Professional Development with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit in
Pennsylvania. Currently, Susanne is honored to oversee instructional program development, account services, and operations for the Corporate Partnership Team at Discovery Education. Prior to her
current role, Susanne led Discovery Education’s global Professional Development Implementation business and Discovery’s Educational Partnership and Marketing Teams in the U.K. Professional development, effective instructional practices, and curriculum development are Susanne’s specific passions as well as STEM education, computational thinking, the impact of digital content on student engagement, and teacher and principal leadership. Her goal is to support Discovery Education’s school partners as they work to fully integrate digital content, technology, and effective instruction to increase student engagement and achievement. As Senior Vice President for the Corporate Education Partnership Team, Susanne focuses her time
collaborating with corporations, foundations, and non-profit or governmental partners with like-minded visions to support educators and students to build the highest quality digital instructions programs that can then be delivered through Discovery Education’s extensive network of educators, students, and parents at no cost. Susanne’s specific role is to ensure the programs built by Discovery Education for the CEP business are the highest in educational quality, serve to increase student engagement in the learning process, empower teachers with transformative digital resources, and help funders see their hard work in action for good in school.
Brandon Valeriano
Brandon Valeriano (PhD Vanderbilt University) is the Donald Bren Chair of Armed Politics at the Marine Corps University. He also serves as Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Dr. Valeriano has published five books and dozens of articles. His two most recent books are Cyber War versus Cyber Reality (2015) and Cyber Strategy (2018), both with Oxford University Press. Dr. Valeriano has written opinion and popular media pieces for such outlets as the Washington Post, Slate, Foreign Affairs, and Lawfare. He has provided testimony on armed conflict in front of both the United States Senate and the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Ongoing research explores conflict escalation, big data in cyber security, the cyber behavior of revisionist actors, and repression in cyberspace.
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Liis Vihul
Liis Vihul is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Law International. She is also Ambassador of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Deputy Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace's Research Advisory Group, and co-managing editor of the Woomera Manual on International Law Applicable to Conflict in Outer Space. Previously, Ms. Vihul 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. She also worked with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security in 2014-15 and 2016-17. 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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Clint Watts
Clint Watts is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Non-Resident Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy and Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University. He is also a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He recently examined the rise of social media influence by publishing his first book entitled Messing With The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News.

His research and writing focuses on terrorism, counterterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Clint’s tracking of terrorist foreign fighters allowed him to predict the rise of the Islamic State over al Qaeda in 2014. From 2014 – 2016, Clint worked with a team to track and model the rise of Russian influence operations via social media leading up to the U.S. Presidential election of 2016. This research led Clint to testify before four different Senate committees in 2017 and 2018 regarding Russia’s information warfare campaign against the U.S. and the West.

Before becoming a consultant, Clint served as a U.S. Army infantry officer, a FBI Special Agent, as the Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), as a consultant to the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB), and as an analyst supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Special Operations Command.
Sean Watts
Professor Watt’s primary research interest is international legal regulation of emerging forms of warfare. From 2010-2012 he participated in drafting the Tallinn Manual on International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the NATO Collective Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCD COE), engaged in drafting an update to the Tallinn Manual. From 2009-2011 he served as a defense team member in Gotovina et al. at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.

Professor Watts also serves as an Instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in his capacity as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army JAG Reserve. Prior to teaching, Professor Watts served as an active-duty U.S. Army officer for fifteen years in legal and operational assignments including: Professor of International Law at the Army JAG School, Rule of Law Advisor to the Afghan National Army and Ministry of Defense, Chief of Federal Tort Claims, Trial Defense Counsel, Chief of International and Operational Law, Tank Company Executive Officer, and Tank Platoon Leader in a U.S. Army Tank Battalion.

Professor Watts was recently awarded Creighton School of Law’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Francis Lieber Military Prize.
Tarah Wheeler
Tarah Wheeler is an information security researcher, political scientist in the area of international conflict, author, and poker player. She is Senior Director, Data Trust & Threat and Vulnerability Management at Splunk, as well as Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America. She is an inaugural contributing cybersecurity expert for the Washington Post and a Foreign Policy contributor on cyber warfare. She is the lead author of the best-selling Women In Tech: Take Your Career to The Next Level With Practical Advice And Inspiring Stories. She has been Senior Director of Engineering and Principal Security Advocate at Symantec Website Security. She has led projects at Microsoft Game Studios (Halo and Lips) and architected systems at encrypted mobile communications firm Silent Circle. She has spoken on information security at the OECD, FTC, on PBS NOVA, and many other governmental and industry conferences. She has $3640 in lifetime cashes in the World Series of Poker.
Christopher Whyte
Christopher Whyte is an assistant professor of homeland security and emergency preparedness. His research interests include a range of international security topics related to the use of information technology in war and peace, political communication and cybersecurity doctrine/policy. His dissertation explores the determinants of decision-making among subversive groups that choose to use different kinds of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their campaigns. His scholarly and analytic work on cyber conflict and trends in international politics scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in several publications including International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Orbis, Comparative Strategy, New Media & Society, Foreign Policy and The National Interest. He is also co-author of a forthcoming Routledge volume on international security and cyberspace – entitled Understanding Cyber-Warfare: Politics, Policy and Strategy – with Brian Mazanec and Angelos Stavrou.

Whyte received his doctorate and master's degrees in political science from George Mason University and his bachelor's degree in International Relations and Economics from the College of William and Mary. He was previously a non-resident fellow with Pacific Forum CSIS and a fellow at the Center for Security Policy Studies, George Mason University. Previously, he worked in various roles at several national security think tanks, including the Cato Institute, the Center for the National Interest and the Center for a New American Security. He grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and, despite having lived on the East Coast for more than a decade, maintains a strong interest in rugby union and British politics.
Darryl Williams
Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams is a native of Alexandria, Virginia.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1983 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
A career Field Artillery officer, Lieutenant General Williams most recently served as the Commander, NATO Allied Land Command, in Izmir, Turkey.  Prior to this, he served as the Commander, United States Army Africa (USARAF), in Vicenza, Italy; the Deputy Chief of Staff G3/5/7 of United States Army in Europe, located in Wiesbaden, Germany; the Deputy Commanding General for Support for the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; and Commanding General for the United States Army Warrior Transition Command and Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Transition.

In addition to these assignments, Lieutenant General Williams has served in key leadership positions at the tactical, operational and strategic levels to include Battery Commander deployed in support of OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM; Commander, Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division and Fire and Effects Coordinator, 1st Armored Division deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM; Deputy Director for Soldier Comprehensive Fitness, Department of the Army G3/5/7;  and while commanding USARAF in 2014, he was involved with OPERATION UNITED ASSISTANCE fighting against the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
He assumed duties as the 60th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in July 2018.

His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, and the United States Naval War College. He holds Masters’ degrees in Leadership Development, Military Art and Science, and National Security and Strategic Studies.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, Presidential Service Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
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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.
Nathan Bastian
Major Nathan Bastian, PhD currently serves as an Operations Research Scientist within the Futures Team of the Cyber Research Division at the Army Cyber Institute, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Nathan also serves as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Systems Engineering, as well as the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Network Science Center within the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Nathan’s expertise lies in the discovery and translation of data-driven, actionable insights into effective decisions using algorithms, techniques and tools from operations research, data science, computational intelligence, industrial/systems engineering, and applied economics to develop, deploy and operationalize decision-support models for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics in cyber security. His is currently researching new methods and applications of optimization, simulation, statistical computing, machine/deep learning, intelligent systems, and Big Data analytics in support of cyber autonomy and cyber resiliency for critical infrastructures. In particular, his research efforts involve heterogeneous cyber pattern learning for autonomous network vulnerability assessment and decision-support at scale, high-performance computing enabled machine learning for real-time anomaly detection in smart power grids, and intelligent cybersecurity data feature selection and visualization using high-performance computing enabled deep learning. Nathan graduated as a Distinguished Honor Graduate from the United States Military Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Engineering Management (Electrical Engineering) with Honors. Through a United States Department of State Fulbright Scholarship to the Netherlands, he earned a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Econometrics and Operations Research at Maastricht University. Nathan later earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Industrial Engineering through a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University.
Erica Borghard
Erica D. Borghard is an Assistant Professor in the Army Cyber Institute at the United States Military Academy. Prior to that, Dr. Borghard was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. As part of her fellowship, she spent the 2017-2018 academic year on the Global Cyber Partnerships and Government Strategy team at JPMorgan Chase, and at the Cyber National Mission Force at US Cyber Command. From 2014-2017, Dr. Borghard served as an Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Rupert H. Johnson Grand Strategy Program in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point.

Dr. Borghard received her Ph.D. in Political Science 2014 from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in a range of academic and policy outlets, including The American Political Science Review, Security Studies, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Orbis, Survival, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Cato Institute, The Washington Post, The National Interest, Lawfare, and Net Politics. Dr. Borghard’s current research agenda focuses on cyber strategy, policy, and operations.

Dr. Borghard is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Research Fellow at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.
Aaron Brantly
Aaron F. Brantly is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Hume Center for National Security and Technology Affiliated Faculty at Virginia Tech, Cyber Policy Fellow at the Army Cyber Institute and non-resident Cyber Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Master's of Public Policy from American University. His research focuses on national security policy issues in cyberspace including big data, terrorism, intelligence, decision-making and human rights. His books include: The Decision to Attack: Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-Making (2016 UGA Press) and US National Cybersecurity: International Politics, Concepts and Organization (2017 Routledge).
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.
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 is the Senior Civilian Faculty Member in the Army Cyber Institute 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 over two decades of experience as an educator, leader, and practitioner within the Cyber Domain. Dr. Sobiesk has directed three different computing programs at West Point; he has run a 200 person computer support directorate; and he has 30+ invited or refereed academic publications. Dr. Sobiesk's research interests include online privacy and usable security, computing and cybersecurity education, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and complex interdependency.