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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).
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Jennifer Daskal
Jennifer Daskal is an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches and writes in the fields of criminal, national security, and constitutional law. From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice. 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.

Daskal is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. Recent publications include Borders and Bits (Vanderbilt Law Review 2018); Law Enforcement Access to Data Across Borders: The Evolving Security and Rights Issues (Journal of National Security Law and Policy 2016); The Un-Territoriality of Data (Yale Law Journal 2015); Pre-Crime Restraints: The Explosion of Targeted, Non-Custodial Prevention (Cornell Law Review 2014); and The Geography of the Battlefield: A Framework for Detention and Targeting Outside the ‘Hot’ Conflict Zone (University of Pennsylvania Law Review 2013). Daskal has published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and International Herald Tribune and has appeared on BBC, C-Span, MSNBC, and NPR, among other media outlets. She is an Executive Editor of and regular contributor to the Just Security blog.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.

EDUCATION:
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.

PRIOR POSITIONS:
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.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Chantelle Peterson
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Stefan Soesanto
Stefan Soesanto is a Senior Researcher in the Cyber Defense Team at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich. Prior to joining CSS, he was the Cybersecurity & Defense Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and a non-resident James A. Kelly Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. At ECFR, he designed and held cyber wargame exercises in cooperation with Microsoft, and organized a Cybersecurity and Defense conference in Odense for the Office of the Danish Tech Ambassador. Stefan also served as a Research Assistant at RAND's Brussels office, co-authoring reports for the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA), and Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. Stefan holds an MA from Yonsei University (South Korea) and a BA from the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany).
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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.
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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. 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.
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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.
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