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May 9th Speakers 


Kim Allman

 Director of Government Affairs, Symantec

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Joyce Brocaglia

Founder of the Executive Women's Forum and CEO of Alta Associates

For over three decades Joyce has dedicated her career to building world-class diverse teams and advancing women in Cybersecurity. In 1986 Joyce founded Alta Associates, the leading executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and IT Risk. In 2002 she founded the EWF which today is the largest member organization serving emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field. Joyce is fiercely dedicated to increasing opportunity, access, and representation for all women of every race, religion, sexual orientation and seniority in our industry. Joyce’s reputation in the industry and extensive trusted network has enabled her to create influential and impactful relationships with Corporate leaders, Universities, and the Government to affect positive change for all cybersecurity professionals.


 Lieutenant Colonel Rebecca DeForest 

 Legislative Liaison, United States Cyber Command, 
U.S. Army Reserve

Rebecca DeForest is a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and currently serves as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Cyber Command’s Legislative Liaison office.  In that capacity she advises executives and senior military leaders on Congressional matters, coordinates engagements with Members of Congress, Committees, and staff, monitors related legislative initiatives, and prepares and delivers documents regarding the Command to facilitate positive relationships and open lines of communication between the Department of Defense and the U.S. Congress.

 

Rebecca has served as a U.S. Military officer since 2002 in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.  Her previous military roles include service as a UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot and as a Multifunctional Logistician.

 

In 2005 she deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom with the North Carolina Army National Guard, and in 2011 served in the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force with the U.S. Army Reserve.

 

Rebecca’s civilian experience includes facilities management, defense contracting, real estate leasing, and finance. Her education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; a Master’s Certificate in Acquisition and Contracting from American Graduate University; and a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University.


Betsy Freeman

CEO, Radius Advisory Group LLC

Betsy Freeman is the CEO and Founder of the Radius Advisory Group, LLC, a Management Consultancy focused on cybersecurity and cyberspace issues of national importance. The firm offers Sponsored Research, Use Case Development and Testing; and Executive-level cyber education forums at the Center for Integrated Cyber Studies.

Prior to establishing the new firm, Betsy was the Vice President for Regional Operations, Ascolta, LLC, an emerging data analytics company, based in Herndon, Virginia. There she began development of a cyber portfolio and leveraged data analytics and business intelligence to fuel efforts in a rapidly growing cyber market.

Betsy was previously the Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy, CIO for Business Process and Systems Review, where she initiated the creation of a data analytics function to provide more transparency on Information Technology (IT) costs and potential efficiencies across the DoD. She also served in the Executive Office of the Secretary of Defense where she was a member of the Defense Efficiencies Task Force (EFT) under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Freeman’s industry experience includes PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she held concurrent positions as Chief of Staff for the Americas Utility Industry Practice and Senior Director for Marketing and Business Development. As a U.S. Air Force active duty officer, she also served as Media Relations Strategist and Public Affairs Advisor to USAF Deputy, Chief of Staff for Operations and the Air Force General Counsel during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.


Dena Graziano

Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, Symantec

Dena Graziano serves as Senior Director of Government Affairs for North America, where she is responsible for Symantec’s public policy development as well as political and strategic engagement in North America. She is an expert in federal legislative strategy with over 20 years of experience in government and the private sector.  Dena has policy expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, communications, marketing, and international affairs. Prior to joining Symantec, Dena served as the Communications Director for the U.S. House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees, and as the Executive Assistant to the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Dena currently is a Member of the InfraGard National Advisory Board.


Lauren Knausenberger 

Director of Cyberspace Innovation, U.S. Air Force

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David Lieber 

Senior Privacy Policy Counsel, Google

David Lieber is a Senior Privacy Policy Counsel for Google based in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, David works on government access, cybsersecurity, and international privacy issues on Google’s Public Policy team.  Prior to joining Google, David worked in the E-Commerce & Privacy practice at DLA Piper. David previously served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Dick Durbin on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  He is a graduate of Bates College and Northwestern University School of Law.


Sloane Menkes

 Cybersecurity Principal, PwC

Sloane Menkes is a Principal with PwC’s Cyber business in the US.  She leads the Mid-Atlantic Cybersecurity and Privacy. With a career that began in the US Air Force at the Office of Special Investigation, she has over twenty one years of professional services experience across the full lifecycle of cyber security, technology, human capital and transformative program implementations.

Sloane brings together multiple skilled teams with a holistic end to end cybersecurity capability. Her teams address cybersecurity with the strategies, tools and capabilities to prepare for, avoid, mitigate and manage cyber risk and incidents.  As part of this, she has helped clients build and implement data loss prevention and insider threat programs, and build on their incident response readiness by building resiliency through response planning and exercises.

In addition, her two decades-plus of cybersecurity professional experience includes helping her clients address the full lifecycle of cybersecurity from assessment of controls and maturity of programs, to implementation of identity management and security programs. Her experience includes utilization of many international standards in her work such as NIST CSF, 800-53, 800-171 and many others.

She has maintained her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1999.


Anna Wheeler

Cybersecurity Executive & Advisor

Anna Wheeler is a cyber security executive, where she specializes in public sector. She directs federal strategy, partnerships, technical direction, and compliance. Her broad experience across multiple aspects of government provides her a unique perspective and understanding of the IT and Cybersecurity challenges facing today’s federal agencies. Anna also holds advisory roles with several emerging technology companies. Previously, Anna held account management and engineering positions, where she helped federal agencies solve their web application performance and security challenges from the network through application layers.  With leadership roles in project management, engineering and analyst functions in the federal government and system integrators, Anna was consistently noted for her strategic vision and executional expertise at driving efficient execution.  

She served in the US ARMY as a helicopter crew chief and door gunner.


May 10th Speakers 


Joyce Brocaglia

 Founder of the Executive Women's Forum and CEO of Alta Associates

For over three decades Joyce has dedicated her career to building world-class diverse teams and advancing women in Cybersecurity. In 1986 Joyce founded Alta Associates, the leading executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and IT Risk. In 2002 she founded the EWF which today is the largest member organization serving emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field. Joyce is fiercely dedicated to increasing opportunity, access, and representation for all women of every race, religion, sexual orientation and seniority in our industry. Joyce’s reputation in the industry and extensive trusted network has enabled her to create influential and impactful relationships with Corporate leaders, Universities, and the Government to affect positive change for all cybersecurity professionals.


Deneen DeFiore

SVP & Chief Information & Product Security Officer, GE Aviation

Deneen currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Product Security Officer for GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio.  

She is responsible for securing GE Aviation's business operations, products, information and assets as well as ensuring compliance to global regulatory & contractual requirements.  Deneen serves as the technical expert and advisor to GE’s most senior leaders on cyber risk related to products, services and ongoing operations.


Mieke Eoyang

Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way

As Vice President for Third Way’s National Security Program, Mieke runs a team that works on every major national security issue—from the details of military personnel policy to the legal framework for going to war. She has particular expertise in intelligence oversight and electronic surveillance reform. In addition, she studies partisan perception on national security. Ms. Eoyang’s writing has been published in Politico, the Washington Post, Democracy Journal, The Hill, and Lawfare. She frequently provides commentary on MSNBC.

Prior to joining Third Way, Ms. Eoyang had a long career on Capitol Hill. Most recently she served as Representative Anna Eshoo’s Chief of Staff (D-CA). Prior to that she was the Defense Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) during the Iraq War, the Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee.

Ms. Eoyang, originally from Monterey, California, earned her J.D. at The University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and graduated from Wellesley College.


Kateri Gill

Elections Program Manager, Center for Internet Security/Election Infrastructure - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC)

Kateri Gill is a Program Manager for the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), a program area of the Center for Internet Security (CIS). She graduated from the State University of New York with degrees in Geology and Physics, and worked in the field of Semiconductor Engineering prior to joining the ISAC team in 2016.

Kateri began her career at CIS by working with information security representatives from across our nation’s State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal governments. She particularly focused on spreading awareness of the Multi-State ISAC’s cybersecurity resources and services, and also co-chairing the Business Resiliency Workgroup.

In 2017, Kateri shifted her focus and became an integral player in the initial pilot and launch of the EI-ISAC. She now champions ensuring that elections organizations have access to the resources they need to improve their comprehensive cybersecurity posture.


Kristin Judge

CEO/President Cybercrime Support Network)

Kristin was elected to serve as a Washtenaw County Commissioner in 2008 and supported the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in growing cybersecurity outreach to state and local government officials. After elected office, she worked at the Center for Internet Security, focusing on connecting state and local governments to federal services and technology needed to improve cyber security.  
As Director of Government Affairs at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Kristin worked with Google, FTC, FBI, SBA, DHS, NIST, congressional leaders and other key stakeholders across the country to educate consumers and businesses how to protect sensitive data.  
As a thought leader, Kristin has been seen on the C-SPAN Network, local news outlets and called on by technology publications like SC Magazine and Government Technology to share best practices for online safety; being named an SC Media “Women in IT Security Influencer” in 2017.  
To address the needs of cybercrime victims, Kristin founded the nonprofit Cybercrime Support Network (cybercrimesupport.org) and works with federal, state and local law enforcement and consumer protection agencies to help consumers and small businesses affected by cybercrime. 


Scott Rodman

Director of Information Technology for U.S. Senate
Democratic Leader Senator Charles Schumer

Scott Rodman moved to the DC area in 1999, having hailed from the mountains of North Carolina and gulf coast of Florida. He received his Bachelors in International Studies with a focus in history, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his Masters in National Security Studies, focusing on Cybersecurity, from American Military University. He’s also earned a graduate certificate from the Air Force Air Command and Staff College, focusing on a curriculum of leadership, joint force operations and cyberwar. Scott participated as a Congressional fellow with The Partnership for a Secure America and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, focusing on security and cybersecurity respectively. He is currently a board member for the Senate System Administrators Association, a group comprised of Senate office IT professionals. Scott worked for Democratic Leader, U.S. Senator Harry Reid for nearly 14 years as his IT Director, during which he helped stand up the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction as well as working two years as the Democratic Leader Liaison to the Sergeant at Arms. Scott now works for Democratic Leader Senator Charles Schumer as his IT Director, managing his IT operations and assisting in Continuity of Government planning.


 Saleela Salahuddin

 Cybersecurity Policy Lead, Facebook

As head cybersecurity policy manager at Facebook, Saleela analyzes security threats and develops and implements policies and practices to keep Facebook’s billions of users across the world safe. In addition, she responds to legislative and regulatory developments in cybersecurity and information operations around the world. Saleela was previously an attorney at the Department of Justice and served as Counsel to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she worked on national security-focused legislation intersecting with cybersecurity issues impacting the technology sector. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Law School.


Lauren Seletos

Director, Product Management, API Integration, Qualys

Laura is a cybersecurity specialist with a passion for identifying the ways to optimize, orchestrate and automate business and security processes. She has worked with leading organizations across the health, finance, education, technology, and government sectors to develop scalable IT security systems. Laura is a Product Management Director at Qualys focusing on developing and maturing APIs and Integrations. Prior to Qualys, Laura worked at Raymond James Financial, where she was responsible for maturing several security operations initiatives. She started her career as an IT Security Engineer and Security Consultant at ReliaQuest, supporting US government and large corporations' on transformative security operations projects.

Laura has a degree in computer information systems with dual minors in business and management information systems from Stetson University. She holds industry certifications from CISSP and Security +. She is a self-proclaimed nerd whose side hobbies include home automation projects, Capture the Flag hacking competitions, machine learning, and cybersecurity conferences.


 Moon Yousif Sulfab

Director and Administrator of Information Technology, U.S. Senate, Office of the Senate Majority Leader, the Honorable Senator Mitch McConnell

Moon Yousif Sulfab holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Marymount University; a Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Cyber Security Policy from the American Military University, and two graduate Certificates from Air Command Staff College, and US Army War College. Moon Sulfab has been the Director and Administrator of Information Technology for the Office of the Senate Majority Leader since 2007. He is currently pursuing his PhD at University of Virginia Tech, School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests include national and defense strategy in Cyber Security, and the impact of Cyber conflict and information warfare on the future of politics.