Joshua Hartman, Managing Partner, was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Strategies Group (HSG), before HSG joined Renaissance. He currently sits on several corporate boards, is featured frequently in defense related publications, is regularly invited to speak at national and international forums, and has testified in front of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.
Previous to his current activities, he was a Principal at the Center for Strategic Space Studies (CS3) and a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, nonprofit think tanks focused on educating government and industry policy makers on the implications of rapid technology change. He also was the Staff Director for the National Commission on Research and Development Investment in the Intelligence Community, responsible for reviewing global technology trends and investments while positioning the intelligence community for the future. While in government, Mr. Hartman served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space and Intelligence (DASD(SI)).
Bob Gourley is a co-founder and partner of Cognitio and the publisher of CTOvision.com and ThreatBrief.com. Bob’s most recent book, The Cyber Threat, provides business executives with actionable insights into the threat landscape. Bob’s first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD’s cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy, Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld. He was selected for AFCEAs award for meritorious service to the intelligence community, and was named by Washingtonian as one of DC’s “Tech Titans.” Bob is known throughout the aviation community for his fact-based, no-hype assessments on the cyber threat.
Vinit Duggal is currently Director and CISO for Intelsat. Since joining Intelsat in 2002, he is responsible for the development of an information security framework that fits the business needs for both the corporate and service provider entities that make up Intelsat’s overall operations.
Prior to joining Intelsat, Mr. Duggal was the Chief Security Architect with Nortel Networks Professional Services. At Nortel he developed the reference architecture and consulting models that the practice was built on, as well as led many of the key consulting engagements. Before joining
Nortel he held the position of Associate Director of Information Security Consulting at VISTAIT where he helped build the security consulting practice from the ground up. His primary responsibilities were to setup foundations of the consulting practice, as well as oversee the consulting staff. He developed security models for various types of organizations that allowed them to create individualized security infrastructure and policy. Mr. Duggal started his career in information security working for the Aviation Civil Intelligence division of the FAA (Now part of TSA).
Outside of his daily duties as CISO at Intelsat, Mr. Duggal takes part in many Information and Network Security activities. He has worked with and spoke at many events for SANS, CSI, Applied Network Security Foundation, Information Security Magazine, and Department of Homeland Security, to name a few. He is an active member of ISC2, where he is helping create the standards to help the current and future information security professional.
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
Chris Childers is the founder and CEO of National Defense Group. From secure server software and transceiver firmware for SATCOM to cyber security work with various DoD customers, Chris has been on the cutting edge of digital security for the last 15 years
Ron Clifton is the President and Founder of Clifton Group International Limited and is currently serving as the Senior Solutions Architect, Europe and the Americas, for the Media and Entertainment Services group of Tata Communications Limited.
Ron has over 20 years of experience in the design and operation of secure satellite networks including those that are transitioning to hybrid terrestrial broadband networks and cloud based services. He also has over 10 years of experience with sensors and systems for advanced physical security applications.
Ron holds a BASc and a MASc in Electrical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer (PEng) and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Andy Joined NCC Group in 2010 as Research Director. In his role as Transport Assurance Practice Director his team delivers a comprehensive suite of cyber security and assurance services to Automotive, Maritime, Rail and Aerospace sectors across the globe. Andy has over 25 years’ experience in cyber security gained from working in various Government departments and high profile roles in a range of security consulting firms.
James L. Turgal, Jr, Executive Assistant Director (EAD), Information and Technology Branch, entered on duty in March 1996 and was assigned to the Houston Division, working Organized Crime and Drug investigations. Upon being promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Office of General Counsel and the Counterterrorism Division, as the senior counsel for Domestic Terrorism Operations.
In 2002, Jim was assigned to the Cincinnati Division as Chief Division Counsel, Media Spokesperson, and Supervisory Special Agent. Four years later, he returned to FBI Headquarters to lead the Director’s Research Group.
He later became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Administration at the Washington Field office.
In 2010, Jim was selected to serve as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing counsel on various national security, criminal, and administrative issues affecting the FBI. One year later, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw several high profile cases, including the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In 2012, Jim returned to FBI Headquarters, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD).
In August 2013, Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Jim as the Assistant Director (AD) of the HRD. During this time, he served as the AD and Human Resource Officer.
On February 10, 2016, Director James B. Comey, Jr. announced the appointment of James L. Turgal, Jr., as the EAD of the Information and Technology Branch.
Representative, Entrepreneur, Systems Analyst, Researcher, Global Speaker and Facilitator. CEO/Founder @Amunet Insights LLC; Founder/Chief of Research, Programs, and Initiatives @UPDATAD; Movement Builder @ROI=Return On Intentionality™; Youngest Female Member of the Board of Advisors, CyberSat Summit; Founding Co-Chair Subcommittee on Democratic Resilient Systems @Blockchain For Impact; Author @Rise of The Information State and @UBER Case Study. Ms. Trugman fully believes in a 21st century where thriving is the first indicator of how we live and where our systems are designed to uphold it. She works at the intersections of humans, systems, and machines and focuses on massive digitizations, decentralization, and (self) governance, predominantly around the co-dependencies, planning and impacts of interface and the readiness of information the physical and digital worlds for influence and decision making and lives within it. Her works covers geopolitical innovations, global entrepreneurship, traditional mapping, frequency, signals authorizations, legislation, 21st Century identity, information, safety, security, and thriving. Sloane is leading analysis, program development and proactivism for new critical technological infrastructure establishment, policy reform & information distribution to shape the 21st Century and hold up critical systems from the 20th Century from the individual up through outer space. Prior, she analyzed funding, economy, programs, education, R&D, deployment, and utilization of S&T that traditionally served global alliances, intelligence agencies & national security and is using that knowledge now to lift a thrive index. Sloane also brings in a high creative side that she carries from her corporate experiences and holds a BA in Political Science (International Political Economy) from University California, San Diego.
Norman Balchunas, Colonel, USAF (Ret) is a Senior Director for Global Growth with Honeywell Aerospace. In that capacity he is focused on Connectivity and Service, specifically Cybersecurity and defense and national agency programs.
Norm’s career included positions in Industry, Academia and Not-for-Profits all focused on developing capabilities across Cybersecurity, Electronic Warfare, and Research and Development. Colonel Balchunas specialized in advanced research and development for knowledge representation, communications, advanced imaging, unmanned aircraft and cyber operations.
During his time in the United States Air Force, Colonel Balchunas served as a National Director for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, as a Special Technical Operations Lead in the United States Joint Forces Command, as a Commander of Systems Development for multiple ISR and bomber platforms and an Information Operations officer for Allied Force. He served as a B-52 Squadron Commander in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Over the course of his career, Colonel Balchunas has accumulated vast knowledge in strategic planning, program management, electronic warfare, information operations, and cyber security. Norm served as the Executive Director of Operations for the Association of Old Crows, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching and disseminating new information in areas such as electronic warfare, cyber operations, and information operations integration. Norm established the Cybersecurity Institute at Drexel University and ran a research group supporting DARPA and service laboratories. Norm was also a senior vice-president supporting engineering efforts at USAID, SEC and service programs.
His current focus at Honeywell is establishing a Connected Security Assurance Center, and focusing cybersecurity product line across Honeywell Aerospace to include the connected enterprise across satellites, manned and unmanned vehicles and the supporting ecosystem.
Vince is CISO and Senior Vice President, Engineering & Operations for Eutelsat America Corp. He has a played an active role in telecommunications technology and business development for over 25 years. He cofounded three satellite industry businesses and taught courses on television technology at The American University in Washington, DC. Vince has recently been involved in HTS mobility service development and cybersecurity implementation. Vince graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University.
Other roles have included: VP of Engineering for GE Satellite, Director of Global Marketing & Channel Marketing for Lockheed Martin, Director of International Sales & Marketing for Williams, Vyvx Services Ltd., Group Director, Broadcast & Special Services for Intelsat (pre-privatization), VP of Hardware Engineering for NuMedia Corp. and senior engineering & operations positions for PanAmSat and GTE Spacenet.
Lisa started her career in the maritime sector working with shipping companies to defend against the Somali pirate threat. Her work involved both physical and technical security and she developed a keen interest in intelligence gathering. Lisa then went to work for the UK Counter Terrorism Intelligence Services where she was involved in a range of overt and covert intelligence gathering operations. Whilst there she headed up research into the process of online radicalisation and social engineering. She studied the processes used by terrorist groups to manipulate individuals into doing something that would be “out of character” for them- something that is echoed in the cyber crime space. Lisa then moved into one of the UK Police Cyber Crime Units where she worked on a plethora of cases the majority of which also employed social engineering. Whilst there Lisa saw similar attack techniques being employed in a wealth of cases and often attacks were made worse by poor planning & decision making on the part of the victim organisation. Lisa decided to set up her own business with the aim of copying the tactics used by hackers to help organisations better defend themselves against the real threats. Lisa speaks around the world at conferences and after dinner speaking engagements. Red Goat Cyber Security engages in a lot of pro-bono work too for the NHS and various charities reflecting Lisa’s interest in keeping the communities we live and work in as safe as possible.
Tyler Cohen Wood is a cyber-authority with 17+ years of highly technical experience and 13 years with the Department of Defense (DoD). As a cyber, Intelligence, national security expert, three-time author and public speaker, Tyler is relied on for her wealth of knowledge, unique insights, and tried-and-true techniques.
Tyler served with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency as a Senior Intelligence Officer and Deputy Cyber Division Chief where she developed highly technical cyber solutions, led many vital cyber task forces and made recommendations and decisions significantly developing and changing critical cyber policies and directives affecting current and future DoD, critical infrastructure, and Intelligence Community programs. She has helped the White House, Department of Defense, federal law enforcement, and the Intelligence Community thwart many cyber threats to our country.
Tyler’s expertise has made her a guest and writer for both national and local television, radio, print and online media including Good Morning America, FOX and Friends, CBS Evening News, ABC Evening News, CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, WGN, The Wall Street Journal, and others.
Crystal Lister is the co-founder of cybersecurity consultancy services at Global Professional Services Group (GPSG) and a regular contributor to technology blogs and cyber websites. Her background in U.S. government service for more than a decade as a cyber threats and counterintelligence officer allows her to quickly identify strategic context and creatively explore solutions to cyber and insider threat risk scenarios. Crystal’s hybrid commercial and intelligence background brings unique strategic context to her engagements with risk management and security leaders to help them manage the intersection of human risk and technology in the workplace. She is certified as a Carnegie Mellon University SEI CERT Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor.
Kristie is responsible for the management and development of cyber security in the product lifecycle at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America (MEAA), including autonomous vehicle and infotainment products, and next generation automotive electronics.
Prior to joining MEAA, Kristie was Global Vehicle Cyber Security Governance & Communications Lead at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), responsible for the successful global integration of incrementally safer vehicle cyber security protections. She was also responsible for integrating cyber security by design, and representing FCA to external groups, like the Auto-ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Center).
Kristie graduated from Kettering University with a BS in both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in 2007. Upon graduating from Kettering, Kristie was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, VA, where she was assigned to work on high-level sensitive projects prior to joining MAHLE Powertrain in 2012.
Kristie was a Senior Program Manager at MAHLE Powertrain, LLC, a powertrain consulting company that works with OEMs, upfitters, start ups, government organizations and others. While there, she managed and delivered a wide range of technical solutions including clean sheet engine design, vehicle calibration, dyno testing and advanced combustion research.
Phil Mar is Vice President/Chief Technical Officer for Government Systems at Viasat.
Mr. Mar is responsible for managing the cybersecurity business division, cyber technology development and strategy for all of Viasat, as well as overseeing overall information assurance and cybersecurity for many of the company’s satellite systems.
He has been with Viasat for more than 28 years. As an expert on both systems architecture and security design, he has led the design of a variety of satellite and wireless communications systems, and secure network systems.
Mr. Mar has a BSEE and MSEE specialized in secure communications.
A native of Athens, Georgia, Dr. Dowdy is a retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer and has over 34 years of Cyber (Defensive and Offensive), Information Operations, and Cryptologic experience. He specializes in providing Cyber and Information Operations planning and training in support of Joint, Coalition and military service operations, as well as Command Post and Field Training exercises. Past and current customers have included every Combatant Command, the Joint Staff J7, the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), and all military services and agency certified/accredited Red Teams.
Dr. Dowdy is responsible for setting company Cybersecurity Compliance goals, technical approach, implementation, budget, and management of corporate Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) compliance efforts, to include NIST SP 800-171 assessments and continuous monitoring. He directly supported the Persistent Cyber OPFOR (PCO) initiative and was responsible for coordinating with service and agency Red Teams during Mission Assurance (MA) assessments of Combatant Commands (CCMD) and service exercises and operational assessments. Dr. Dowdy was also the data collector/observer (DCO) for PCO activities. As the DCO, he coordinated with PCO team members to develop weekly anatomy of a hack briefings for DOT&E, CCMD, and service leadership. Additionally, Dr. Dowdy provides cybersecurity and customized cyber training in accordance with applicable DoD and organizational requirements.
He lives in the Tidewater area of Virginia and enjoys fishing, golfing, shooting, and staying current on cyber threats and trends. Dr. Dowdy and his wife, Cheri, have been married 34 years and have three children and two grandchildren.