Ian Akyildiz
Ian F. Akyildiz is currently the Ken Byers Chair Professor in Telecommunications with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory, and Chair of the Telecommunication Group at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. His current research interests are in 5G wireless systems, nanonetworks, Terahertz band communications, and wireless sensor networks in challenged environments. He is an IEEE Fellow (1996) and an ACM Fellow (1997). He received numerous awards from the IEEE and the ACM, and many other organizations. His h-index is 117, and the total number of citations is above 109K as per Google scholar as of October 2019.
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David Bailey
David Bailey is the senior national security law advisor for U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), Fort Belvoir, VA, focusing on cyberspace operations, intelligence law, and telecommunications law. Mr. Bailey joined ARCYBER in April 2014, after retiring at the rank of Captain in March 2014 from a 28-year career as an active duty attorney in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Mr. Bailey’s final assignment as a Navy Judge Advocate was as Fleet Judge Advocate, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S.TENTH Fleet, serving as the senior military attorney for the Navy component to U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, MD. Previous assignments included: Commanding Officer, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, VA; Military Judge, Tidewater Judicial Circuit, Norfolk, VA; Fleet Judge Advocate, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. FIFTH Fleet, Manama, Bahrain; Staff Judge Advocate/Inspector General, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, FL; Executive Officer, Trial Service Office Pacific, Pearl Harbor, HI; and Chief, Operational Law, U.S. Forces Korea.

Mr. Bailey received a Master of Laws degree in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University; a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia; a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University; and a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Daniel Bennett
Colonel Daniel Bennett, Ph.D. (U.S. Army, Retired) recently joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as senior technical advisor to the Energy Security and Resilience Center. Dan came to NREL from the Army Cyber Institute at the U.S. Military Academy where he led research for the Army’s premier think tank for information warfare operations related research. While at West Point he was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he was the Academy’s recognized expert in analog, digital and wireless communications systems and networks. He also recently served a yearlong tour as technical director advisor to the commander of the U.S. Cyber National Mission Force.
Erica Borghard
Dr. Erica D. Borghard is currently serving as the Senior Director and Lead, Task Force Once, for the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. She came to the Commission from West Point, where she currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Army Cyber Institute (ACI). Her research at West Point focuses on cyber strategy, policy, and operations, and she has published in numerous peer-review academic journals, policy fora, and media and think tank outlets. Presently, Erica is working on a book project about escalation dynamics in cyberspace. Prior to her position at ACI, Erica was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, spending 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 U.S. Cyber Command. From 2014-2017, Erica 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. Erica received her Ph.D. in Political Science in 2014 from Columbia University. Erica is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Research Fellow at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, and coaches West Point’s Cyber Policy Team.
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Jim Chen
Dr. Jim Q. Chen, Ph.D. is Professor of Cyber Studies in the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at the U.S. National Defense University (NDU). His expertise is in cyber warfare, cyber deterrence, cyber strategy, cybersecurity technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Based on his research, he has authored and published numerous peer-reviewed papers, articles, and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Chen has also been teaching graduate courses on these topics. He is a recognized expert in cyber studies and artificial intelligence.
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Gary Corn
Colonel Gary Corn, US Army (Retired), is the Director of the Technology, Law, & Security Program and Adjunct Professor of Cyber and National Security Law at American University Washington College of Law, and the Founder and Principal of Jus Novus Consulting, LLC. Prior to joining American University, Colonel Corn served for twenty-seven years on active duty as an Army attorney. During the last five years of his Army career, Colonel Corn served as the Staff Judge Advocate to US Cyber Command. His prior assignments include serving as a Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Operational Law Branch Chief in the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army, the Staff Judge Advocate to United States Army South, on detail as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and on deployment to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as part of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force and as the Chief of International Law for Combined Forces Command, Afghanistan.

Colonel Corn received a JD from the George Washington University, a BA in International Relations from Bucknell University, an LLM in Military Law from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and an MA in National Security Studies from the United States Army War College. He is also a graduate of the Escola de Comando e Estado Maior do Exército do Brasil (Command and General Staff College of the Brazilian Army).
Jennifer Daskal
Jennifer Daskal is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Tech, Law, Security Program at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches and writes in the fields of cyber, national security, criminal and constitutional law. Prior to joining DOJ, Daskal was senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, worked as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. She also spent two years as a national security law fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center. From 2016-2017, she was an Open Society Institute Fellow working on issues related to privacy and law enforcement access to data across borders. She is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at New America.
Daskal’s scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, and Harvard Journal of National Security Law, among other places. She published numerous op-eds, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic and appeared has appeared on BBC, C-Span, MSNBC, and NPR, among other media outlets. She is a graduate of Brown, Cambridge University (UK), where she was a Marshall Scholar, and Harvard Law School. She is an Executive Editor of the Just Security blog.
William Diehl
Dr. William Diehl is an Assistant Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), a member of the Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA), and an affiliated faculty member of the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. His area of research is secure and efficient implementations of cryptographic algorithms in hardware and software, including field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), Systems-on-Chip (SoC), microcontrollers, and soft core microprocessors. Dr. Diehl previously served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and Cryptologic Officer, and retired at the rank of Captain. Dr. Diehl completed his B. A. at Duke University, M.S. at the Naval Postgraduate School, Masters of Strategic Studies degree at the Air War College, and Ph.D. at George Mason University.
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Shane Fonyi
Shane Fonyi is a Cyber Research Integrator for the Army Cyber Institute at West Point (ACI). He is responsible for consulting with research teams at the ACI and other organizations to determine requirements and provide guidance on projects as well as developing and building the necessary IT infrastructure. He has been a speaker at several IT and Information Security conferences including BSides KC and the Conference on Higher Education in Kansas for work involved in IoT research and security awareness. He currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Kansas as well as several industry certifications including the CISSP, SSCP, CySA+, and GCFA. He is also an NYU Cyber Fellow at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Renny Gleeson
Renny Gleeson works at Wieden+Kennedy (W+K), the world's largest independent creative ad agency with clients that include Nike, Bud Light, Samsung, KFC, Old Spice, Delta, Ford and McDonalds. Renny was hired to lead interactive strategy globally in 2007, served on the global management team, cofounded and led W+K’s tech/business accelerator, and now serves as a strategist and the Managing Director of W+K BIG, the W+K Business Innovation Group focused on business and brand transformation. An industry leader and TED speaker, he studies persuasive technologies and the ways they shape and are shaped by human behavior.
Lawrence Gordon
Dr. Lawrence A. Gordon is the EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (UMD). He is also an Affiliate Researcher at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and a faculty member in the ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) program offered by UMD’s Honors College. Dr. Gordon earned his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research focuses on economic aspects of cybersecurity, corporate performance measures, cost management systems, and capital investments. He is the author of over 100 articles that have been published in the accounting, finance, economics, information systems, and computer science journals. Dr. Gordon has been cited as one of the world's most influential/productive accounting researchers and is considered one of the pioneers in the area of cybersecurity economics (i.e., applying economics to cybersecurity). In addition to the Smith School of Business, Dr. Gordon’s work related to cybersecurity economics has been supported by the U.S. National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is currently being supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Dr. Gordon is also the author or co-author of several books, including MANAGING CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES: A Cost-Benefit Analysis and Managerial Accounting: Concepts and Epirical Evidence. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy from 2001-2018 and Founding Co-Editor of that journal from 1982-2001. He also served, and continues to serve, on the editorial boards of several other journals. Dr. Gordon is the coauthor of the Gordon-Loeb Model for Cybersecurity Investments, which provides an economic framework for deriving an organization’s optimal level of cybersecurity investments. This Model has been widely referenced in the academic literature and the popular press. In 2017, the U.S. Better Business Bureau recommended the Gordon-Loeb Model as a guide to help small businesses make cybersecurity investment decisions. In 2007, Dr. Gordon provided Congressional Testimony concerning his cybersecurity economics research before the Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. Dr. Gordon is the recipient of numerous research, teaching and service awards.
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.
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Stephen Hamiliton
Stephen Hamilton is a graduate of the Joint Combined Warfighting School, Command and General Staff School, Signal Captain's Career Course, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Signal Officer Basic Course, and Airborne School. Lt. Col. Hamilton's deployments include Bosnia-Herzegovina 2000-2001 with the 3d Infantry Division, Iraq 2004-2005 with the 3d Signal Brigade, 57th Signal Battalion, and New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana in support of humanitarian relief efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) G6. He is a graduate of the USMA Master Teacher Program and he holds an Extra Class amateur radio license (KJ5HY). His research interests include Computer and Network Security, Software Defined Radios, HF Radio, Web Applications using the MVC Framework, and Visualization of Big Data.
Seth Hamman
Dr. Seth Hamman is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity at Cedarville University and an Associate Professor of Computer Science. He received a B.A. in religion from Duke University, an M.S. in computer science from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in computer science with a focus in cybersecurity from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is passionate about developing tomorrow’s cyber leaders in the classroom and contributing to the growth and development of cybersecurity education in the academy.
Forrest Hare
Dr. Forrest Hare is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force most recently assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as the Deputy for the Indo-Asia Pacific Regional Center. As a major, he commanded an information warfare detachment in the European Air Operations Center during Operation Enduring Freedom. While assigned to the Air Staff Operations Directorate in the Pentagon, Dr. Hare was chosen to be on the Chief’s Cyberspace Task Force to develop the vision for the Service’s operations in it’s newest warfighting domain. His work contributed to the stand-up of the 24th Air Force and the creation of new cyberspace doctrine. After this assignment, he served on the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and was a drafter of Dept. of Defense Cyber Security policy. Dr. Hare has also served at the National Security Agency and in several overseas postings and deployments. While currently working for SAIC Inc., he teaches security policy at George Mason University.
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Oona Hathaway
Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, Professor of International Law and Area Studies at the Yale University MacMillan Center, Professor of the Yale University Department of Political Science, and Director of the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges. She is also Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School. She is Vice President of the American Society of International Law and member of the Advisory Committee on International Law for the Legal Adviser at the United States Department of State. In 2014-15, she took leave to serve as Special Counsel to the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense, where she was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence. She is the Director of the annual Yale Cyber Leadership Forum. She has published more than twenty-five law review articles, and The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (with Scott Shapiro, 2017).
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Jason Hogue
In his current position, Mr. Hogue works current and future NSA and CYBERCOM issues of priority interest to General Nakasone. While at NSA, Mr. Hogue has held senior technical leadership positions across a range of critical, highly complex NSA operational missions. Most recently, he has served as NSA and CYBERCOM advisor to the Defense Science Board Task Force that studied “Defense Applications of 5G Network Technology”, as Technical Director for Intelligence for CYBERCOM’s Cyber National Mission Force, and as Lead Data Scientist for NSA’s Counter-Terrorism mission.

Prior to government service, Mr. Hogue was a software engineer and consultant in the private sector at internet startup companies. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He specializes in cybersecurity, data mining and data science, is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and held several Microsoft certifications in system engineering, database administration, and software engineering (MCSE, MCSA+Security, MCDBA, and MCSD.NET).
Simo Huopio
Mr. Simo Huopio is currently working as Senior Research Scientist, Cyber Defence, at Finnish Defence Research Agency (FDRA). He got his Masters (CS) from Helsinki University of Technology in 1999 and has since worked in multiple mobile and information security roles in F-Secure and Nokia before joining Finnish Defence Forces. In additional to his researcher position he is a doctoral student at University of Oulu. His professional interests include software robustness testing, threat analysis and practical cyber defence capability development.
Chris Inglis
Mr. Inglis is a Managing Director at Paladin. He is the former Deputy Director and senior civilian leader of the National Security Agency. Mr. Inglis acted as the Agency’s chief operating officer, responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations, and policy.

Mr. Inglis began his career at NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center. His NSA assignments include service across information assurance, policy, time-sensitive operations, and signals intelligence organizations. Promoted to NSA’s Senior Executive Service in 1997, he subsequently served in a variety of senior leadership assignments culminating in his selection as the NSA Deputy Director. He has twice served away from NSA Headquarters, first as a visiting professor of computer science at the U.S. Military Academy (1991-1992) and later as the U.S. Special Liaison to the United Kingdom (2003-2006).

A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Business School executive development program, the USAF Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers’ School.

Mr. Inglis’ military career included nine years active service with the US Air Force and twenty one years with the Air National Guard from which he retired as a Brigadier General in 2006. He holds the rating of Command Pilot and has commanded units at the squadron, group, and joint force headquarters levels. Mr Inglis’ significant Awards include the Clements award as the U.S. Naval Academy’s Outstanding Military Faculty member (1984), three Presidential Rank Awards (2000, 2004, 2009), and the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (2009).

Mr. Inglis currently serves as a Board Member of the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
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Eric Jensen
Eric Talbot Jensen is a professor of law at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and recently returned to BYU after serving for a year as the Special Counsel to the Department of Defense General Counsel. Prior to joining the BYU law faculty in 2011, Professor Jensen spent 2 years teaching at Fordham Law School in New York City and 20 years in the United States Army as both a Cavalry Officer and as a Judge Advocate. During his time as a Judge Advocate, Professor Jensen served in various positions including as the Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch; Deputy Legal Advisor for Task Force Baghdad; Professor of International and Operational Law at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; legal advisor to the US contingent of UN Forces deployed to Skopje, Macedonia as part of UNPREDEP; and legal advisor in Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard. Professor Jensen is a graduate of Brigham Young University (B.A., International Relations), University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D.), The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (LL.M.) and Yale Law School (LL.M.). Professor Jensen is an expert in the law of armed conflict, public international law, national security law, and cyber warfare. He was one of the group of experts who prepared the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare and is currently working on the follow Tallinn Manual dealing with cyber operations more generally. He is co-author on The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective, The Laws of War and the War on Terror, and National Security Law and Policy: a Student Treatise. He is the author of more than thirty law journal publications focusing on international law, national security law, cyber law and international criminal law.
Brian David Johnson
The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist he works with organizations to develop an actionable 10 -15 year vision and what it will feel like to live in the future. His work is called futurecasting, using ethnographic field studies, technology research, cultural history, trend data, global interviews and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic road map of the future. As an applied futurist Johnson has worked with governments, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations to not only help envision their future but specify the steps needed to get there. Johnson is currently the futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Director of the ASU Threatcasting Lab. He is also a Futurist and Fellow at Frost and Sullivan.

Johnson speaks and writes extensively in columns for IEEE Computer Magazine and Successful Farming where he is the "Farm Futurist”. He has contributed articles to publications like The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and WIRED Magazine. Johnson holds over 40 patents and is the best-selling author of both science fiction and fact books (WaR: Wizards and Robots, 21st Century Robot and Science Fiction Prototyping). He was appointed first futurist ever at the Intel Corporation in 2009 where he worked for over a decade helping to design over 2 billion microprocessors. Johnson appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, FOX News, and the Discovery Channel and has been featured in Scientific American, The Technology Review, Forbes, INC, and Popular Science. He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter. In 2016 Samuel Goldwyn released "Vintage Tomorrows” a documentary based upon Johnson's book of the same name.
Jeff Kosseff
Jeff Kosseff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity law in the United States Naval Academy’s Cyber Science Department. His latest book, The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet, a history of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, will be published in Spring 2019 by Cornell University Press. He also is the author of Cybersecurity Law, a textbook and treatise published by Wiley in 2017, with a second edition forthcoming in 2019. His articles have appeared in Iowa Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, Computer Law & Security Review, and other law reviews and technology law journals. A full list of his publications is available at jeffkosseff.com.

Jeff practiced cybersecurity, privacy, and First Amendment law at Covington & Burling, and clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a technology and political journalist for The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and recipient of the George Polk Award for national reporting.

He received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. and M.P.P. from the University of Michigan.
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Timo Koster
Ambassador Timo S. Koster is a career diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As of November 2018, Mr. Koster assumed his position as Ambassador-at-large for Security Policy & Cyber. Prior to this, since 2012, he was Director for Defence Policy and Capabilities at NATO HQ in Brussels.

After finishing his law degree at the University of Amsterdam, Ambassador Koster joined the diplomatic academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in 1991. His first appointment was at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Back in The Hague from 1994, he served in several positions within the Ministry, including a stint as Private Secretary to the Minister for European Affairs, before moving to the Royal Netherlands Embassy in London, as Head of Economic Department, between 1998 and 2001.

In 2001, Ambassador Koster became Acting Director for European Integration at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, after which he served as a Project Director at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In 2003 Mr. Koster was appointed Deputy Ambassador at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Athens, Greece. In 2008 he moved to Brussels where he served as Defence Advisor at the Netherlands Permanent Representation to NATO until 2012 when he moved to the position of Director Defence Policy & Capabilities in the NATO International Staff.
Ambassador Koster is affiliated to the Atlantic Council Washington DC as a non-resident Ambassadorial Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Centre for International Strategy and Security.

Timo S. Koster is married with two sons and two daughters.
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.
Martin Loeb
Martin P. Loeb is a Professor and Chair of the Accounting and Information Assurance Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a Deloitte & Touche Faculty Fellow, an affiliate professor in the University of Maryland’s Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, and a researcher in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. Dr. Loeb earned his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 1975. Loeb’s early research was on economic mechanism design, incentive regulation, cost allocations, and cost-based procurement contracting. His recent research has focused on issues in cybersecurity economics. Loeb’s research has been published in leading academic journals in economics (e.g., The American Economic Review and Journal of Law and Economics), accounting (e.g., The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting Research) and computer security (e.g., Transactions on Information and System Security and Journal of Computer Security). He is a coauthor of the book Managing Cybersecurity Resources: A Cost-Benefit Analysis and his research has been supported by the National Security Agency and the Homeland Security Department. Loeb’s papers have garnered nearly 8,500 Google Scholar citations, including citations by eleven winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
David "Ty" Long
Master Sergeant David “Ty” Long is a field operations and cyber researcher for a Department of Defense testing and evaluation center at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM. He is the creator and developer of CyberWar: 2025, which was the direct result the research work that he and co-writer, Chis Mulch, during their Master’s studies in the Defense Analysis Department, Graduate School of Operations and Information Science at the Naval Postgraduate School. Their thesis titled “Interactive Wargaming CyberWar: 2025” described the important need for cyber wargaming and the development of CyberWar: 2025. Master Sergeant David Long is also a senior software engineer and a cyber-warfare practitioner for the United States Army.
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.
David Luber
Mr. Luber is the Executive Director (ExDIR), United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The ExDIR position represents the highest-ranking-civilian and third-in-command at USCYBERCOM. Mr. Luber leads an organization of over 12,000 personnel, to include a headquarters element, six large Service Cyber Components, 133 Cyber Mission Force Teams consisting of over 6000 cyber warriors, and Department of Defense (DoD) enterprise defense forces. He drives global cyber operations to defend the DoD network, provides cyber options for combatant commanders, and defends U.S. critical infrastructure, while shaping a budget of nearly $700M, and elements of DoD budgets totaling in the billions.

Mr. Luber graduated from the University of Maryland, University College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science. He earned a Master of Science in Network Security from Capitol College, Laurel, Maryland, in 2004.

During his 31 year career, Mr. Luber has held a number of technical and leadership positions (including an overseas tour) with emphasis in building high-performance teams, leading highly technical operations, providing war fighter support through leveraging Computer Network Operations, and applying advanced analytical techniques to solve complex problems. From 1987-1997, provided creative solutions to automate NSA business processes. From 1997 to 2007, focused his efforts on maximizing collaboration both technically and operationally throughout NSA and the broader Intelligence Community. From 2007 – 2015, developed new tactics to enhance Computer Network Operations in support of NSA and completed a Joint Duty Assignment with the USD(I). From 2015-2018, leveraged partnerships to produce integrated intelligence critical to warfare in support of national missions and priorities world-wide, led innovative cryptologic discovery, and the focal point for ELINT analysis and tradecraft development as the Director of NSA/CSS Colorado.

Mr. Luber has received numerous awards including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal (2015), Presidential Meritorious Rank Award (2012), the Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2004, 2008), and the Knowlton Award (1999). He has also served on a variety of boards promoting technological advancement and human capital development.
Kubo Macak
I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter. My research spans general international law, international cyber law, and the law of armed conflict. I focus on questions such as: Has international law been able to keep pace with the rapid development of modern technology? To what extent does international law apply to military operations in outer space? Which factors transform the legal nature of an armed conflict?

I completed my doctorate at the University of Oxford (Somerville College) under the supervision of Professor Stefan Talmon. A revised and expanded version of my doctoral thesis was published by Oxford University Press as Internationalized Armed Conflicts in International Law in 2018. I have also studied at Charles University in Prague and at KU Leuven in Belgium. In 2012, I was awarded the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law.

At the moment, I am acting as the General Editor of the Cyber Law Toolkit project and I am participating in the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations project as one of the core experts. I have previously undertaken research stays and fellowships in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, and China. I have also worked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and at its sister tribunal for Rwanda, and later at the Slovak Constitutional Court as a law clerk to the president of that court.
Ryan Maness
Ryan C. Maness is an Assistant Professor in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research includes
cyber conflict, cyber security, cyber coercion, cyber strategies, information warfare, Russian foreign policy, American foreign policy,
and conflict-cooperation dynamics between states using Big Data. He is coauthor of Russia's Coercive Diplomacy: Energy, Cyber and Maritime Policy as New Sources of Power (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Cyber War
versus Cyber Realities: Cyber Conflict in the International System (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Cyber Strategy: the Evolving
Character of Power and Coercion (Oxford University Press)
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Joe Mariani
Joe Mariani leads Deloitte’s research into defense, security, and justice within Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights. His research focuses on innovation and technology adoption for both commercial businesses and National Security organizations. Joes’ previous experience includes work as a consultant to the defense and intelligence industries, a high school science teacher, and a United States Marine Corps intelligence officer with three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan leading analysis, collection, and deception operations.
Heather McMahon
Ms. McMahon is a federal senior executive, retired Army officer, and expert in Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence. She has extensive experience with operations, policy, technology, management and coordination in the Department of Defense and in the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. She joined the staff of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board in October 2018.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. McMahon was the Deputy Director for Counterintelligence (CI), Critical Technology Protection, and Industrial Security in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSDI). In that capacity, she devised, implemented and led DoD programs to protect technology, critical infrastructure, personnel, information and facilities from hostile foreign actors and insider threats. Ms. McMahon became a Defense Intelligence Senior Level executive in 2015, when she served as the Army Staff’s Director for CI and Senior Liaison to the FBI.

Ms. McMahon is a veteran with over 20 years of active US Army service as a military intelligence officer at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. While on active duty, Ms. McMahon served at every level from platoon to corps, the Army staff, and in DoD’s strategic intelligence enterprise. Her previous assignments include operational deployments to Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as extended assignments abroad in Europe, the Pacific, and the Middle East, primarily in the CI and Human Intelligence disciplines. As a lieutenant colonel, she commanded the Army’s strategic CI operations detachment operating in the Pacific area of responsibility. She later served as the Army program manager for CI operations, exercising responsibility and oversight of the Army’s most sensitive CI operations and activities.

Ms. McMahon earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is a graduate of numerous military and intelligence community schools to include the Director For National Intelligence’s Leading the Intelligence Community Executive Education, multiple CI and Human Intelligence courses, the Advanced Foreign CI Course at the Joint CI Training Academy, the US Army CI Special Agent’s Course, Signal Intelligence Officer’s Course, as well as Airborne and Jumpmaster School.
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Alan Mears
Alan is currently seconded into a global shipping and logistics organization from Deloitte as the Head of Cyber Assurance and Compliance. With over 40 years service in the British Army as a Regular and Reserve officer, Alan joined the UK Deloitte Cyber Security team in Risk Advisory in September 2018. This followed four years working as an independent Subject Matter Expert developing the UK’s MOD’s Cyberspace Operations Ways of Working with the Joint Force Cyber Group and the Cyber Joint User. He set up the “innovative” UK C2 Battlelab in Shrivenham where, working closely with deploying Brigades, he led efforts to “digitize” UK and NATO efforts into Afghanistan between 2007 and 2011; among other outcomes, he and his team initiated and supported efforts with CENTCOM and NATO which led to the NATO Federated Mission Network. He was mobilized as SO1 Targets to IMEF for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and again to set up ISAF’s Joint Fires and Targeting capability with HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in 2006. Alan has an MSc in Cyberspace Operations from Cranfield University
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Mark Montgomery
Mark Montgomery serves as the Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. He most recently served as Policy Director for the Senate Armed Services Committee under the leadership of Senator John S. McCain. In this position he coordinated policy efforts on national defense strategy, capabilities and requirements, defense policy and cyber issues.

Mark also served for 32 years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear trained surface warfare officer, retiring as a Rear Admiral in 2017. His flag officer assignments included Director of Operations (J3) at U. S. Pacific Command; Commander of Carrier Strike Group 5 embarked on the USS George Washington stationed in Japan; and Deputy Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy (J5), at U. S. European Command. He was selected as a White House Fellow and assigned to the National Security Council, serving as Director for Transnational Threats from 1998-2001.

Mark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University, and completed the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power training program.
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Stephanie Pell
Stephanie Pell is an Assistant Professor and Cyber Ethics Fellow at West Point’s Army Cyber Institute (ACI), with joint a joint appointment to the Department of English and Philosophy. Professor Pell is also an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

She writes about cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance, cyber ethics, and national security law and policy. Professor Pell’s work has been published in several law journals, including the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and the Connecticut Law Review, as well as in the popular national magazine Wired. Prior to joining West Point’s faculty, Professor Pell served as Majority Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, serving as lead counsel on Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) reform and PATRIOT Act reauthorization during the 111th Congress. Professor Pell was also a federal prosecutor for over fourteen years, working as a Senior Counsel to the U. S. Deputy Attorney General, as a Counsel to the U.S. 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, trial, and conviction on various terrorism charges), for which she received the U.S. 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).
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James Platte
James E. Platte is an Assistant Professor with the U.S. Air Force’s Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies (CSDS) and an instructor for the deterrence elective course offered by CSDS. Prior to joining CSDS, Dr. Platte was an intelligence research specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy, and he also has worked on nuclear counterproliferation with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Nuclear Security Administration. He received his PhD in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and has held research fellowships with the East-West Center, Pacific Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Harvard Kennedy School. He currently is a member of the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues Mid-Career Cadre and a 2019 National Asia Research Program fellow, sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Institute for National Security Studies at National Defense University.
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William Rinehart
Command Sergeant Major William M. Rinehart enlisted in the Army from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 7, 1989. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon his graduation, he attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California to study Persian Farsi. After graduating he continued his Advanced Individual Training at Goodfellow, AFB in Texas. Upon completion, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Voice Interceptor, Low Level Voice Intercept Team.

His assignments include: Company A, 319th Military Intelligence Battalion (Airborne), Company C, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion (Tactical Exploitation) (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 502nd Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana as a Squad Leader; Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky as the Senior Voice Advisor; Company B, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, Goodfellow AFB, Texas as a Platoon Sergeant; Company A, 206th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia as Senior Mission Manager; Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula as the Senior SIGINT Advisor and Joint Intelligence Support Element NCOIC; Operations/Detachment Sergeant, Headquarters Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; G2 Sergeant Major, Headquarters Support Company, 2nd Infantry Division (Mechanized); Battalion CSM, 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation), Camp Humphreys, South Korea; CSM, U.S. Army Central Clearance Facility, Fort Meade, MD; CSM, 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (Computer Network Operations), Fort Meade, MD; 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), Fort Meade, MD; U. S. Army Cyber School, Cyber Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon, GA.; CSM, U.S. Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

His military education includes: Primary Noncommissioned Officers course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class #58 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Other schools include Basic Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Communications Methodology Course, SERE-High Risk, Level C School, the John L. Reed Interrogation Course, Digital Tradecraft Course, Mobile Force Protection Course, Scientific Content Analysis D
Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers is a former member of Congress representing Michigan's Eighth Congressional District. He previously served as an officer in the U.S. Army and as an FBI special agent in Chicago. While in Congress, Mr. Rogers chaired the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) where he led the bipartisan Huawei investigation and report issued in 2012 and authorized and oversaw a budget of $70 billion which funded the nation's 17 intelligence agencies. Today, Mr. Rogers advises C-suite executives from Fortune 100 companies, providing analysis and expertise on the challenges facing companies operating in the digital era, as well as cybersecurity and executive leadership. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board at the MITRE Corporation, and as a Director at leading companies including CyberSponse, IAP, and 4IQ. He is also a partner in JD2, a technology holding company developing solutions in healthcare, energy efficiency, and communications. Additionally, Mr. Rogers is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University and a member of the Board of Trustees and the David Abshire Chair at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, where he directs the Center’s national security programs. Mr. Rogers is a regular public speaker on global affairs, cybersecurity, and leadership. He also serves as a regular national security commentator on CNN and hosts the channel’s documentary-style original series Declassified, offering viewers insights into America’s spy stories. Mr. Rogers is a 1985 graduate of Adrian College. He is married to Kristi Rogers and has two children
John Rosica
John Rosica is founder of NVIS Communications, LLC. He is a subject matter expert in the area of HF Communications for Resiliency and Fallback from normal infrastructure dependent means/methods.

John has been active in this Industry for over 30 years, he founded NVIS Communications over 19 years ago and today it serves Federal, State and Local Government entities as well as many Private Sector Industries within the Energy Sectors as well as Telecommunications. NVIS also serves Foreign Military, Government and Public Safety customers worldwide.

John personally holds multiple FCC Licenses to be able to provide this capability and he also personally serves with US Army MARS which is sponsored by the DoD to be able to provide secure backup communications (voice and data) for DoD and their served agencies/customers. Additionally, John and NVIS Communications are DHS/SHARES Authorized Station to provide Interoperable short, medium and long-range communications in USA when normal means of communications are unavailable or otherwise compromised.

He founded and served as CEO of a Silicon Valley Management Consulting firm for over 20 years in parallel with his other interests but as of 2009 fully divested of that role to dedicate 100% of his time and energy to the NVIS Communications Mission.
He also serves on several Industry specific boards. He is a member of FBI/InfraGard Silicon Valley and Southern California Chapters and also is on board of the InfraGard EMP SIG (very involved in protecting the US Electric Power Grid and co-authored “Powering Through for Resilient Communities”).

He served as the CoChairman of the HF Industry Association (HFIA) from 2015-2017 and is very excited to take on this role again as the new Co-Chair with Michael Withington of Babcock UK.
Cedric Sabbah
Cedric Sabbah is Director for International Cybersecurity and IT Law Affairs, at the Office of the Deputy Attorney General (International Law) in Israel's Ministry of Justice. He advises Israel’s National Cyber Directorate and other government departments on questions of cybersecurity, internet governance, artificial intelligence and information technology generally, as they relate to international law. He was involved with the Israeli government’s activities and positions with respect to the 2015 UN GGE and the Tallinn Manual 2.0. He served as a foreign clerk at Israel's Supreme Court, then as legislative counsel in Canada’s Department of Justice (2002-2006). He worked as an M&A and hi-tech lawyer in the firm of Ephraim Abramson & Co in Jerusalem (2007-2011). He is a guest lecturer on cybersecurity and international law at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzlyia. He holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Montreal.
Kurt Sanger
Lieutenant Colonel Kurt Sanger, U.S. Marine Corps, was born and raised in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1993. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1998. Lieutenant Colonel Sanger commissioned as a Marine officer in 1999 and attended The Basic School and Naval Justice School.

In January 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Sanger reported to the Legal Services Support Section at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he served as defense counsel and prosecutor from 2000 to 2002. He also provided operational law support for the Special Operations Training Group and II Marine Expeditionary Force.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanger served as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe, from 2003 to 2004, working in sixteen countries in Europe, Africa, and the former Soviet Union. He served as Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer for a multinational exercise in Romania, Aide-De-Camp to two Deputy Commanders, traveled to Liberia on a Department of State mission, and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a legal advisor for NATO. Lieutenant Colonel Sanger then entered the Individual Ready Reserve and provided support to the Marine Corps Public Affairs Office in New York City.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanger was recalled to active duty in October 2007 with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command (MARCENT) where he handled legal matters arising out of Afghanistan. He also served as assistant counsel to the first Court of Inquiry held by the Marine Corps in over fifty years, examining allegations of law of armed conflict violations.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanger deployed to Afghanistan from March to September 2009, serving as Senior Legal Advisor to the Afghan National Army General Staff. He returned to Afghanistan in November 2009 to investigate combat operations in the Ganjgal Valley that resulted in the deaths of five service members. He then resumed duties at MARCENT until August 2011.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanger returned to the active duty force in March 2011. He served as the Operations and International Law Instructor at Marine Corps University from August 2011 to January 2014, teaching at the Commanders Course, Expeditionary Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and Senior Enlisted courses. From January to July 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Sanger served as a planning officer with U.S. Central Command. He earne
Robert Schmidle
Lieutenant General Schmidle is the University Advisor on Cyber Capabilities and Conflict Studies at Arizona State University. Dr. Schmidle is also a Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies where he is currently teaching a graduate class on the influence of cyber capabilities on national security strategy. Additionally, he is a Senior Fellow in the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University exploring the effects of technology on human conflict.
While on active duty he served as the first Deputy Commander of United States Cyber Command, responsible for standing up the command while concurrently executing full spectrum cyber operations. Subsequently he was the head of Marine Aviation and his final assignment on active duty was as the Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Lieutenant General Schmidle has extensive operational flying experience, amassing 4,700 hours in tactical fighters, participating in combat operations in Iraqi and Bosnia. He commanded an F-18 squadron, VMFA-251 in combat and aboard USS America as part of Carrier Air Wing One. He was also selected for an extraordinary second operational command of another F-18 squadron, VMFA-115.
As a Colonel he commanded the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (Experimental), planning and executing the Marine Corps Warfighting Experiments. As a Brigadier General he was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review Team and the Deputy Director for Resources and Acquisition on the Joint Staff.
As a Major General he commanded the First Marine Aircraft Wing, which included all Marine Corps aviation in the Pacific Theater. He also led the Marine Corps Quadrennial Defense Review Team.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drew University, a master’s degree from American University and earned his doctorate from Georgetown University. His thesis, recognized with distinction, was titled “The Power of Context in Shaping Moral Choices.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Defense Science Board. His numerous publications are in the fields of moral philosophy, social psychology, cyber security and military history. He currently resides in Washington, DC.
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Max Smeets
Dr. Max Smeets is a cybersecurity postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). He is also a Research Associate at the international Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and Research Associate at the Centre for Technology & Global Affairs, University of Oxford. Max’s current book project focuses on the causes underlying cyber proliferation and restraint. Max was awarded the annual 2018 Amos Perlmutter Prize of the Journal of Strategic Studies for the most outstanding manuscript submitted for publication by a junior faculty member. In 2015, he also received the Young Writers Award of the German Marshall Fund, for an article written together with George Bogden. Max has previously held positions at Keble College, University of Oxford, New America, Oxford Cyber Studies Programme, Columbia University SIPA, Sciences Po CERI, and NATO CCD COE. He holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford
Bryan Sparling
Bryan Sparling, is the Army Cyber Command Information Warfare Transformation Advisor. Since retiring from the Army in 2015, Colonel Sparling has remained engaged in the defense technology sector. In addition to consulting he is a graduate instructor in the Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Colonel Sparling was commissioned in 1988 as a Signal Officer and became an early leader in Army Information Warfare and later Cyber Operations. He is a graduate of the Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) with more than 10 years of Joint operational plans and strategy experience, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He culminated his career as the EUCOM J39, leading information and cyber programs in Europe, from 2011-15.
Geoffrey Starks
Geoffrey Starks was nominated to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission by the President and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on January 2, 2019. He was sworn into office on January 30, 2019.

Commissioner Starks has a long career of public and private sector experience. These experiences inform his commitment to working to ensure that no American is left behind in this era of transformative innovation. Most recently, Commissioner Starks served as Assistant Bureau Chief in the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, where he focused on protecting consumers, promoting network security, and preserving the integrity of the Commission's Universal Service Fund programs. Previously, he served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice where he provided advice on domestic and international law enforcement issues, including civil, criminal, and national security matters. At DOJ, he received the Attorney General Award for Exceptional Service—the highest award a DOJ employee can receive. Prior to his entry into federal public service, Commissioner Starks was an attorney at the law firm Williams & Connolly, clerked for the Honorable Judge Duane Benton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, served as a legislative staffer in the Illinois State Senate, and worked as a financial analyst.

Commissioner Starks is a native of Kansas and was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Commissioner Starks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College with high honors and a law degree from Yale Law School. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Lauren, and their two children.
Mike Sweeney
Col Mike Sweeney, USMC (Ret) is the Vice President of Government Strategy for REDCOM Laboratories Inc. His focus is always 18+ months and out, mapping future requirements based on the market and customer requirements against our future development efforts. He also handles Government Plans and Programs, where he is responsible for developing REDCOM’s approach to the government market both here and abroad, which at its essence means understanding the current needs of the customer and aligning capabilities to provide solutions that increase operational flexibility.

Mike Sweeney has an extensive career spanning four decades in the United States Marine Corps. His last duty assignment was at Marine Forces Pacific where he served as the Chief of Staff. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander at U.S. Marine Special Operations Command.

Mike Sweeney has a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Master’s in Business Administration from National University. Mike was born in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Degree in Design Engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1988.

Mike joined REDCOM because he appreciates REDCOM’s core differentiator of being flexible and responsive without sacrificing quality, drive, and professionalism. In his words, “Other companies fix problems…we design, engineer, and manufacture solutions. There’s a big difference.” An avid athlete, Mike Sweeney played Division IA College Football and enjoys all outdoor activities.
Jaak Tarien
Colonel Jaak Tarien is the Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) based in Estonia, since September 2018. The CCDCOE is NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. The international military organisation is a community of currently 25 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law. Prior to joining the 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 has also a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the U.S. National Defence University.
Brandon Valeriano
Brandon Valeriano (PhD Vanderbilt University) is the Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University. He also serves as Senior Advisor for the Cyber Solarium Commission and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. Dr. Valeriano has published six books and dozens of articles for such outlets as the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Peace Research. His two most recent books are Cyber War versus Cyber Reality (2015) and Cyber Strategy (2018), both with Oxford University Press.
Mark Visger
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Visger is an Associate Professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, currently serving as a permanent Academy Professor for the Army Cyber Institute. Prior to receiving his appointment as Academy Professor, Colonel Visger taught in West Point’s Department of Law for six years. During this time, he developed the curriculum for and taught the Academy’s inaugural Cyber Law course. In addition, he also served as course director for three courses—International Law, National Security Law and Constitutional and Military Law. In addition to his teaching experience, Colonel Visger has served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army since 1997. During his tenure as a Judge Advocate, Colonel Visger has served in a number of legal positions, including serving as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Commanding General of First Army Division West at Fort Hood, Texas. He has also worked extensively in prosecuting and defending cases under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, earning the Expert Military Justice Practitioner qualification. Colonel Visger has deployed to Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he advised the command on the International and Operational Law aspects of re-building each country. Colonel Visger received his J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia Law School. He is also CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certified.
Doug Wilson
In December 2016, Doug took up the post of Legal Director, with responsibility for legal affairs and International Relations across GCHQ. Working with three teams of lawyers, this includes providing legal advice and services on operational and commercial issues, and to the National Cyber Security Centre

Prior to joining GCHQ, I spent nearly three years as Legal Director and Deputy Legal Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, working for both Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretaries. In that role, I oversaw five legal teams, including in the national security, intelligence and commercial spheres. Previously, as Head of International and European Law at the Attorney General’s Office, I was responsible for briefing senior Ministers on those issues, drafting Law Officers’ advice and representing the Attorney on EU and international issues across government, such as in the National Security Council (Officials) meeting.
In prior legal or diplomatic roles, I spent nearly four years at the UK Mission to the UN in New York, first as a Legal Adviser and then in a policy role as Deputy Head of the UK’s Security Council Team. From 2005-06, I was posted to the British Embassy in Baghdad as Legal Adviser and Head of the Human Rights and Justice Section, and have also served in various roles as an Assistant Legal Adviser having joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2001.
I qualified as a commercial barrister in London, having studied law to postgraduate level at Glasgow, Copenhagen and Cambridge.
Thomas Wingfield
Thomas C. Wingfield is the acting Chancellor, Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs, and former Professor of Cyber Law at the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC. He holds a J.D. and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. He has taught at the UAE’s National Defense College, the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and the US Army Command and General Staff College. A former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on International Criminal Law, he is the author of The Law of Information Conflict: National Security Law in Cyberspace and a member of the drafting committee for the Tallinn Manual on the International Law applicable to Cyber Warfare.
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JD Work
JD Work serves as the Bren Chair for Cyber Conflict and Security at Marine Corps University, leading efforts developing the theory, practice, and operational art of the cyber warfighting function, and to explore the wider role of the cyber instrument in national security strategy and the future defense competition and stability problem space. Mr. Work has over two decades experience working in cyber intelligence and operations roles for the private sector and US government. He previously directed multiple international research programs to provide insight into emerging strategic issues and consequences created by hostilities in the information environment, in order to support early warning, crisis management and crisis prevention in and through cyberspace. Mr. Work also holds appointments with Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, as well as George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs.
Lei Zhou
Professor Zhou holds a B.S. in Economics and Management from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in Accounting and Information Assurance from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught at McGill University before joining the University of Maryland.

​Professor Zhou's research interest​s​ ​focus ​on economics of information security, security investments and managerial accounting issues. She has published in​ the​ European Accounting Review, Journal of Computer Security and Journal of Information Security​,​ and ha​s​ a forthcoming paper in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Dr. Zhou’s teaching interest​s​ are in the areas of managerial accounting, accounting analytics, accounting information systems and cybersecurity.