ADVISORS

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT ADVISORS

simon2Commander Simon Reay Atkinson, BSc MPhil PhD (Cantab) Associate Professor and acting Director,
Complex Civil Systems Research Group,
Engineering and IT Faculty, University of Sydney

A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and European Engineer, Simon took the UK Aircraft Carrier HMS OCEAN from build to operational status as its first systems engineering officer and Head of Department.

Twice Mentioned in Despatches, formerly an ARAG Senior Research Fellow (Cyber- and Asymmetric), co-lead of the Knowledge Management cell of the Joint Strategic Assessment Team under General David Petraeus, an original member of the UK Chief of Defence Staff advisory forum, currently UK Systems Liaison Officer to the Australian Chief of Defence Capability Group, on leaving the Royal Navy, Simon will become Associate Professor and acting Director of the Complex Civil Systems Research Group in the Engineering and IT Faculty at the University of Sydney where he will also lead on Energy and Cyber-. Publications include the Oxford Handbook of War (2012) and the Agile Organization (2005).

JenniferBisceglieJennifer Bisceglie
President & CEO, Interos Solutions

Jennifer Bisceglie is an award-winning business owner of a multi-million dollar supply chain and logistics company that helps create comprehensive supply chain risk management process and technology solutions for numerous government agencies and commercial enterprises. Prior to founding Interos, Jennifer honed her 20 years of supplychain management experience in software and global distribution companies.

In 2005, Jennifer launched Interos to deliver comprehensive supply chain solutions to federal agencies looking to mitigate their supply chain risk and enable them to conduct business as effectively as possible. Since its founding, Interos has landed several government contracts and received national awards. The company’s clients include the Food and Drug Administration, Department of State, U.S. Navy, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Customs and Border Protection. Ms Bisceglie has joint published a paper ‘Exploratory Study on the Distribution of Finished Medical Devices (DFMD).’ Interos- SSS confidential report for FDA. June 2011 that focused on the opportunities for increased visibility and traceability of US medical devices to ward off counterfeiting and increased recall management.

Central to providing relevant solutions for each of her clients, Jennifer understands the trends and issues impacting each of their industries. Jennifer serves on the Executive Logistics Council for National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). She has also served on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE) from 2006-2007.

She holds  abachelor’s degree in Finance from West Virginia University. Jennifer is a sought after speaker on Supply Chain Risk Mitigation and Management, Federal Government contracting, and small business concerns as they relate to Federal legislation.

BucciDr. Steven P. Bucci
Independent Consultant and Visiting Research Fellow for Special Operations and Counter Terrorism at The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Steven P. Bucci is the Visiting Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation for all issues involving Homeland Security and Defense. He is the strategy and thought leader, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert for Cyber Security, Special Operations, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities. Bucci brings over 30 years of leadership at the highest levels of our Government in response to all security threats to

America. He is a recognized expert in the interagency process, the defense of U.S. interests, particularly with regard to critical infrastructure and the productive interplay of government and the private sector.

In his career, Bucci held key military leadership positions in the 82nd Airborne, the 5th & 7th Special Forces, and completed graduate study, language training, and regional orientation in the Balkans. At the JFK Special Warfare Center, Bucci taught European Studies, Foreign Policy, and International Relations. He conducted numerous counter drug and development missions across Latin America, was the first ever resident Defense Attaché (human intel collection) in Tirana, Albania and was the Defense Attaché in Sarajevo. As the Commander, 3d Battalion of the 5th Special Forces, he led deployments to eastern Africa, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia, including Operation Desert Thunder.

Bucci assumed the duties of the Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on 1 July 2001, saw the 9/11 attacks, the War on Terrorism, and led a team of 25 US military experts to Baghdad to directly assist the Coalition Provisional Authority. He daily reviewed all intelligence for the Secretary. Retired in 2005, Bucci continued to serve as the Staff Director of the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense.

He was next appointed to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities, overseeing policy issues involving the Defense Domains (Air, Land, Maritime, & Cyber), National Guard domestic operational issues, domestic Counter Terrorism, all Readiness Exercises, and Defense response to natural and manmade disasters (e.g., floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and industrial accidents), acting as the primary civilian oversight of U.S. Northern Command.

After leaving government, Dr. Steven P. Bucci served as one of IBM’s lead consultants for Cyber Security Policy, in IBM’s Public Sector Team. He was the strategy and thought leadership driver for IBM’s Cyber Security Campaign and served as a Subject Matter Expert to several Federal Cabinet Departments, and one of the company’s primary briefers on IBM’s cyber security policy point of view. He directly supported all of the Industry Accounts for IBM Global Business Services – Public Sector. These included; Defense & Intelligence, Homeland Security & Justice, General Government, State & Local Government, and Healthcare. He was a member of the Cyber Coordinating Committee and an original Deputy Director of the IBM Institute for Advanced Security.

Bucci has published numerous articles on cyber security issues, as well as being the regular cyber contributor to Security Debrief, a leading national security blog. He speaks widely at cyber security related conferences and is sought after for his insights into leading edge cyber policy issues. He is also an adjunct professor at George Mason Univ. in Leadership, and an Associate Professor at Long Island Univ. in Terrorism Studies and Cyber Security Policy. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center and is an advisor to the Prince of Wales/Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and Harvard.

Raised in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Bucci graduated from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point in 1977 with a B.S. in National Security. In 1986 and 1987, he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, both in International Relations. Bucci graduated from the U.S. Army War College, the Hellenic Army War College in, Greece, and the Department of State Senior Seminar.

Dr. Bucci and his wife, the former Suzanne Sloane of Bettendorf, IA have two sons: Peter a psychologist and his wife Jennifer live in Atlanta, GA, and Philip, a Captain in the US Army and his wife Mary live in Fayetteville, NC.

alan-300x300Alan Catto
Investor and Entrepreneur
Member at Gabriel syndicate at SUI Co-founder at Global Faculty Partners
Founder, with Bruce Thomson and David Neil at Street Entrepreneurs Founder, VICTOR
Shareholder, Cascade Technologies
Managing Director, The Technical Assistance Centre
Director, Caledonian Ambulance Services
Lecturer, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde

 

Crocker2Andrew Crocker
Cyber crime and law enforcement expert

Andy Crocker is a 14-year military instructor who joined the elite UK National Hi-Tech Crime Unit. In 2003, he led the most successful collaborative cyber probe in history between a Western nation and Russia, which is typically resistant to such cooperation. In this role he played a major part in investigating and helping to convict Russian organized criminal groups attacking UK and European companies through network system attacks and, in particular, the criminal use of BotNets. His unprecedented three-year investigation alongside the Russian MVD, or national police, cracked the extortion ring of Maksakov, Petrov and Stepanov, and his constant testimony in a 10-month trial secured the conviction of the three that sent them each to prison in Russia for eight years.

More recently he has worked with SOCA, the UK government law enforcement agency, in its e – Crime Directorate and has developed advanced methods for combating such internet attacks. He is also an expert in international online fraud and internet-based money laundering systems.

Crocker is a leader in combating the evolving technology employed by organized crime in mass identity theft, financial fraud and the misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition, he has unequalled knowledge of the inner workings of the criminal ecosystem earned through his work with a cooperating suspect and interrogations. Crocker’s pioneering work inside Russia, home to many of the world’s most sophisticated criminals, and continuing ties there make him a sought-after resource for private companies and agents of other governments who have long been frustrated in their efforts to duplicate his results.

Crocker has spoken at numerous open and closed fora, including addresses to the FBI Cyber Task Force, the US Secret Service, the Russian MVD School of Technological Investigation, Microsoft’s Botnet Task Force and US Air Force.

roxanneRoxanne B. Everetts, DM, CISSP, CISM, CBCP Cyber Integration & Information Operations National Defense University iCollege

Dr. Everretts has over twenty five years of progressively increasing information technology experience, including systems administration, database design and implementation, open systems migration, staff training and management, and general management experience.

Previously a Research Fellow at LMI, Dr. Everetts used her extensive technical background to provide high-level support in the areas of Information Systems Security, Information Assurance, Information Operations, and Critical Infrastructure Protection. She provided support to multiple government agencies, providing functional and operational expertise analyzing information security requirements to assist customers establishing information assurance and defensive information operations programs.

Dr. Everetts is an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Maryland University College. She received her BA from George Washington University, her MS from the University of Maryland University College and her Doctorate in Management in Information Assurance from University of Maryland, University College. Dr. Everetts’ dissertation topic is: Information Assurance Management in the Federal Sector: An Analytical Framework. Her study was to develop an academically cogent and intellectually valid analytical framework that federal IA managers can use to measure their ability to protect their information infrastructure assets.

JeanieLarson2-300x300Jeanie M Larson, CISSP-ISSMP, CISM, CRISC Information Sharing and Cyber Security Evangelist

Jeanie M Larson is the Director of Risk Management & Incident Response at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prior to joining the VA, Jeanie worked at the Department of Energy (DOE), where she was instrumental in the design and deployment of a full packet capture cyber forensic capability to enhance the detection of Advanced Persistent Threats through advanced analytics. Recognizing the need for enhanced information sharing in the cyber incident response community, Jeanie founded and led an inter-agency cyber threat information sharing program under the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Government Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (GFIRST).

Following her efforts at DOE and DHS, Jeanie was invited to serve as a member of the Joint Inter-Agency Cyber Task Force (JIACTF) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), where her role was to provide oversight and coordination in support of the President’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). While at the ODNI, Jeanie proposed enhancements to cyber information sharing and collaboration programs. Her contributions led to an invitation to establish and lead a joint inter-agency program out of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) /Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in conjunction with DHS to formalize the creation of a Cyber Domain under the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

Prior to her public service, Jeanie was the Manager of Unclassified Cybersecurity at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Prior to LLNL, Jeanie was a Senior Manager of Security Engineering at Level 3 Communications, where she was responsible for designing and deploying security infrastructure for Level 3’s global networks.

Jeanie has a passion for cybersecurity information sharing and building collaboration and consensus across diverse communities. She has worked with over 25 departments and agencies since moving to the Washington DC area and has a solid understanding of inter-agency information sharing challenges and executive branch agency cybersecurity issues.

Jeanie has over 25 years of Information Security experience spanning both public and private sectors. Her prior private industry experience also includes IBM, MCI and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Dan_LohrmannImage_gallery_large_thumbDan Lohrmann
Chief Strategist & Chief Security Officer at Security Mentor, Inc. – Author, Blogger, Keynote Speaker

Mr. Lohrmann was Michigan’s first Chief Security Officer (CSO), leading Michigan’s development and implementation of a comprehensive security strategy for all State of Michigan resources and infrastructure. Dan was the director over the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection (CIP) organization which provides Michigan with a single entity charged with the oversight of risk management and security issues associated with State of Michigan assets, property, systems and networks.

Dan led the Executive Office Cyber Committee and several cross-agency security committees and working groups. He also serves as an advisor to the Tech America Cloud Computing Commission. Mr. Lohrmann represented Michigan and the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) on the Department of Homeland Security’s IT Government Coordinating Council (IT-GCC). In this role, Mr. Lohrmann addressed Homeland Security issues such as state communications, intelligence sharing, writing and implementing the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) IT Sector Plan, and privacy and security best practices.

Mr. Lohrmann previously served as the State of Michigan’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from January 2009 to October 2011. He also was Michigan’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of Enterprise Security from May 2002 until January 2009. Mr. Lohrmann was named CSO of the Year by SC Magazine and Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine in 2008.

Mr. Lohrmann has over 26 years’ experience in the computer industry, beginning with the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington, D.C. He spent three years in England as a senior network engineer for Lockheed Martin (formerly Loral Aerospace) followed by four years as IT Director for ManTech International on a US/UK military base. In 1997, Mr. Lohrmann moved to Michigan where he served as CIO and IT Services Director for the Michigan Department of Management and Budget.

Over the past decade, Mr. Lohrmann has led both public and private organizations. Mr. Lohrmann served as President of Michigan InfraGard Member Alliance in 2006-2007 and as Chairman for 2008-2009. He also served for four years as an Executive Board member of the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), which coordinates cybersecurity actions among the 50 states. Within Michigan’s Department of Information Technology (MDIT), Mr. Lohrmann served as the Emergency Management Coordinator, and he led Michigan’s efforts to restore IT operations following the northeast blackout of 2003.

Prior to his role as Michigan CISO, Mr. Lohrmann was the Senior Technology Executive for e- Michigan, the agency responsible for digital government in Michigan. Playing a central role in the success of the Michigan.gov portal launch in July 2001, he served as technical advisor and program manager for the Director of e-Michigan and the Governor on implementing enterprise- wide digital government projects. Mr. Lohrmann published and presented an academic paper entitled: “The Michigan.gov Story” at WebNet 2001 in Orlando.

Mr. Lohrmann’s first book, Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web, was published in November 2008 by Brazos Press. Mr. Lohrmann is a regular speaker at global technology and security conferences, and he has been quoted by world-wide news organizations on a wide variety of technical and security topics. He writes a regular column for Public CIO Magazine, and he blogs for Government Technology Magazine and CSO Magazine.

Mr. Lohrmann holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor’s Degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Mr. Lohrmann is a distinguished lecturer for the Master’s Program in Information Assurance at Norwich University.

Recent Awards Received by Daniel Lohrmann: Inside IT Leadership Award 2011: InfoWorld Premier 100 IT Leader for 2010: Computerworld Magazine 2009 Top Doers Dreamers and Drivers: Government Technology Magazine.

 

Barrett3Barrett Lyon
Serial Entrepreneur

Barrett Lyon is an internet entrepreneur. Lyon created the Opte Project, an Internet mapping project that seeks to make an accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics. The project was started in October 2003 as an effort to provide a useful Internet map with open source code. The project has gathered support worldwide and is part of the catalogs of the Boston Museum of Science and The Museum of Modern Art.

While in college, he worked on defending websites again Denial of Service attacks for a for a small network security company. His first company, Prolexic Technologies focused on defending websites against such attacks. After Prolexic, Lyon co-founded BitGravity, a content delivery network and served as its chief technology officer. In June 2009, with initial funding from Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose, he founded XDN to provide businesses with greater control over existing Content Delivery Networks by allowing them to use CDN’s based on factors like price and service. In 2012 he founded Defense.net  rapidly growing DDoS-Mitigation-in-the-Cloud Company with backing from Bessemer Venture Partners. It was acquired in May 2014 by F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) to accelerate their Security-in-the-Cloud initiative.

In addition to XDN, Prolexic Technologies, BitGravity, and Defense.net, Lyon is a central player in the cyber-thriller Fatal System Error which depicts his real life efforts with Andrew Crocker in tracking down and imprisonment of the leaders of an international Denial of Service extortion ring.

marshall_thumb01aRichard H.L. Marshall, Esq.
Founder and President X-SES Consultants LLC

Richard Marshall is Founder and President of X-SES Consultants, LLC. He was a member of the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service (SES) and the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES), and was the former director of Global Cyber Security Management, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security

(DHS) by special arrangement between the director, National Security Agency (DIRNSA), and the Secretary of DHS. Within DHS, he led the direction of the following programs: National Cybersecurity Education Strategy, Software Assurance, Research and Standards Integration, Supply Chain Risk Management, and Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

Richard was previously the senior Information Assurance (IA) representative, Office of Legislative Affairs, at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served as the agency’s point of contact for all NSA Information Security (INFOSEC) matters concerning Congress. He devised the IA legislative strategy, helped shaped the passage of the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and was instrumental in shaping the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.

In 2001, Richard was selected by Dick Clarke, the cyber advisor to the president, to serve as the principal deputy director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO), where he led a team of 40 dedicated professionals in developing, coordinating, and implementing the Administration’s National Security for Critical Infrastructure Protection initiative and the National Cyber Security Strategy to address potential threats to the nation’s critical infrastructures. He persuasively articulated the business case for enhancing information assurance in government and private sectors, and championed national outreach and awareness of information assurance issues to key stakeholders such as owners and operators of critical infrastructures, opinion influencers, business leaders, and government officials.

From 1994 to 2001, Richard served with distinction as the associate general counsel for Information Systems Security / Information Assurance, Office of the General Counsel, National Security Agency. In that capacity, he provided advice and counsel on national security telecommunications and technology transfer policies and programs, national security telecommunications technical security programs, the National Information Assurance Partnership, the Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Arrangement, legislative initiatives, and international law. Richard was the legal architect for the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed exercise “Eligible Receiver 97″ which spotlighted many of the cyber- vulnerabilities of our nation’s critical infrastructures and helped bring focus on this issue at the national leadership level.

Richard successfully represented the United States in two high-profile cases in the United Kingdom: a civil matter for the United States Air Force with an amount in controversy of almost $1 billion, and a criminal matter for Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and NSA, where he appeared before the High Court of Justice in London as the lead U.S. counsel. In each case, in large measure through his efforts, the United States prevailed.

Richard graduated from the Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science, Creighton University School of Law with a J.D. in Jurisprudence, and Georgetown School of Law with an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law. He was a Fellow at the National Security Law Institute, University of Virginia School of Law in National Security Law; attended the Harvard School of Law Summer Program for Lawyers and the Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute on Advanced Legislative Strategies; and participated in the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and in the Privacy, Security and Technology in the 21st Century program at Georgetown University School of Law.

Alixe2Alixe Buckerfield de la Roche
Parliamentary Researcher (Defence, Security and Intelligence) The Earl of Stair, House of Lords

Alixe Buckerfield de la Roche is the Parliamentary Researcher in Defence & Security for the Earl of Stair in the House of Lords. Formerly the Adviser to Lord Salisbury’s Defence & Security Group, she was also the Parliamentary Researcher (Defence, Security & Intelligence) for Baroness Park of Monmouth in the House of Lords. An Applied Political

Ethicist, Alixe has been a Member of Ethics Panels and Ethical Review Committees of various institutions for over two decades, including those at the University of Oxford. A specialist in Ethical Audit, her spheres of engagement include the nexus of Security & Resilience, the shaping of Governance & Accountability, Parliamentary scrutiny of Government, Policy Analysis, the interface between Policy & Legislation, and frameworks for evaluating risks & threats.

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