Protect SummIT Keynote Speakers
Keren Elazari
Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher
Keren Elazari is an internationally acclaimed security researcher, author and strategic analyst, with years of experience in the international cyber security industry. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Big 4 firms, advised Fortune 500 and groundbreaking startup companies, helping global organizations navigate complex cyber security issues.
 
Elazari’s independent research work and writing about emerging security issues has been featured by Scientific American, WIRED, and she is a frequent speaker and commentator in international events and in the media. Ms. Elazari holds an MA in Security Studies from the prestigious Security & Technology workshop at Tel Aviv University – where she is a senior researcher with the Balvatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, focusing on the complex relationships between hackers, industry and government. Elazari is also a Security Fellow and faculty member with Singularity University, a private future-forward think tank.
 
In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the annual TED conference. Keren’s TED talk has been viewed by millions online, translated to 27 languages and selected for TED’s list of ‘Most Powerful Ideas in 2014’ and Inc.com’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’.
 
Her collaborative book with 8 leading women, Women in Tech, was published by Penguin USA in March 2016 and became an Amazon bestseller. In 2016, Keren founded Israel’s largest security community event, BSidesTLV, part of the global Security BSides movement. In July 2017, Keren was selected by Forbes as one of Israel’s “most influential women” and featured on the cover of Forbes Israel.
 
G. Mark Hardy
Founder & CEO
National Security Corporation
G. Mark Hardy is founder and CEO of National Security Corporation, and has provided cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 35 years.  He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, having been entrusted with nine command tours throughout his career.  Mr. Hardy has presented at hundreds of events world-wide and continues to provide thought leadership over a range of security fields.  A graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a BS in computer science, a BA in mathematics, a master's in business administration, a master's in strategic studies, and holds the CISSP, CISM, GSLC, and CISA certifications.
 
Chris Kachigian
Sr. Director, Global Solutions Architecture
CrowdStrike
Chris Kachigian is the Sr. Director of Global Solutions Architecture at CrowdStrike.  Chris is responsible for Technology Integrations and Global Strategic Partnerships helping our customers solve security challenges with the CrowdStrike platform.

Chris comes to CrowdStrike from Tanium where he led the Partner Technology Integration program from their Technical Account Management organization.  Before Tanium, Chris was at Intel as the Sr. Principal Engineer leading the Cyber Security Pathfinding team focusing on hardware security at Intel’s Data Center Group. 

Before Intel, Chris spent the majority of his career at Lockheed Martin focusing on full lifecycle cyber security challenges for classified and unclassified customers in the US, UK, Australia, and supported some exploratory work in Europe and the middle east.  He also led their Cyber Security Innovation Program at the NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center focusing on Cyber (Security, Innovation and Operations), Mobility, Cloud and Digital Transformation.  Before that at Lockheed he was a cyber security and IT operations SME.
 
Dave Lewis
Global Advisory CISO
Duo Security
Dave Lewis has 25 years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security operations and management including a decade dealing with critical infrastructure. Lewis is a Global Advisory CISO for Duo Security (now a Cisco Systems company). He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis also writes columns for Forbes.
 
Alyssa Miller
Manager, Information Security Solutions Practice
CDW
Alyssa is the manager of the Information Security Solutions Practice at CDW. Alyssa has over a decade of experience in Information Security with a strong focus on CyberSecurity and consulting. She has worked as an ethical hacker, performing network, application and wireless penetration tests, code reviews, threat modeling and other secure SDLC practices. She has also managed both enterprise and consulting teams responsible for conducting security assessments. She is also a regular speaker at various industry conferences including OWASP’s AppSec USA.

Before joining CDW, her role as a manager and practice leader within another security consulting organization focused on working with Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies to develop comprehensive Application Security and Secure SDLC Programs. She has extensive experience implementing security assurance programs and practices in the financial services industry as well as various government and international agencies. Alyssa also holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA.
 
Protect SummIT Speakers
Arvin Bansal
Senior Director, Cyber, Data and Risk Governance
AmerisourceBergen
Arvin Bansal is Senior Director, Cyber, Data and Risk Governance for AmerisourceBergen (Fortune 10, $167B revenue). He is a Cyber Security subject matter expert with proven ability to design, build, and implement global cyber security and risk programs for Fortune 30 firms, including Citigroup and Verizon. Arvin has received many honors including Information Week Elite 100 Award for building a leading edge cyber security program that is among the nation's most imaginative uses of business technology and 2018 Cloud Security Excellence Award for innovation in implementation of security. Additionally he is member of advisory boards for leading cloud security, cloud data management solutions and non-profits developing next generation cyber security talent for tomorrow.

He is actively engaged in the industry events including DefCon, BlackHat, RSA, Gartner Security & Risk Management, Evanta CISO events and has presented in various security, technology and business forums.

Arvin received his MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He holds multiple risk and security certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, ITIL v3, OSA, RCV and PMI PMP.
 
Steven Booth
CSO
FireEye
As Chief Security Officer, Steven Booth is in charge of leading and overseeing all aspects of IT security at FireEye. This includes the ongoing development and execution of enterprise-wide security architecture and monitoring programs, as well as technology risk and compliance. Steven directs the implementation of security controls, standards, policies and procedures to ensure protection of information systems and physical property while compliance is maintained against both corporate security policies and industry standards. Prior to FireEye, Steven was the AVP of Information Security and CISO at Manulife/John Hancock, Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft, and ran security operations for VeriSign’s MSSP.
 
Bob Bragdon
SVP and Publisher
CSO
Twitter: @BobOnSecurity 
 
As SVP/Publisher of CSO—the leading information resource for security, risk and privacy executives—Bob Bragdon leads all operations for the full CSO product line, including CSOonline.com, the CSO portfolio of national and regional events and the Security Smart Newsletter. A respected name in the both the media and security industries, Bragdon is invited to work closely with risk management and security leaders, as well as security solutions providers —in both the public and private sectors—to identify, interpret and address the challenges of today’s complex security and risk management environments. A popular public speaker and industry analyst, Bragdon participates in myriad industry events via face to face and webcast appearances. Bragdon has been often quoted by major media organizations including CNN.

 
Dan Costantino
CISO
Penn Medicine
Dan C. Costantino is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Penn Medicine. Dan is an information security leader with extensive experience in the industry, including; strategic planning and development of enterprise information security programs, development of strong technological security controls as well as disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Dan is an expert in information security governance and risk management planning with a mission to align the people, process, and technology of cybersecurity with the overall business mission.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine, Dan acted as the CISO for Henkels & McCoy. He was a principal for Layer 8 Security, where he built and led a successful cybersecurity consulting practice. Additionally, Dan served and practiced information security in the United States Marine Corps, including participation in three separate international engagements.

Dan holds a BS in Information Systems Security from American Military University and an M.B.A. from the Jack Welch Management Institute. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
 
Lisa Gau
VP, Corporate Sales, East Region
CDW
Lisa Gau is vice president of corporate sales, East region for CDW. Gau is responsible for the short- and long-term performance goals, strategic direction, business initiatives and talent development of the segment.

Gau joined CDW in 1999 as an account manager. In 2003, she moved up to the position of field account executive, and in 2006, she became a district sales manager. In 2014, Gau took on the role of area sales director, and in January 2017, she became director of strategic initiatives. She assumed her current role in January 2018.

Gau earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from Miami University. She serves on the board of directors for CDW’s Women’s Opportunity Network.
 
Mark Leary
CISO
Regeneron
A successful Global Chief Information Security Officer and Technology Business Leader in public and private sectors, Mark has held successive positions of corporate oversight for international Fortune 200 firms in Defense, Aerospace, Manufacturing, IT Services, Business Process Outsourcing, Biotechnology, and Life Sciences markets. As Regeneron’s first CISO, Mark is tasked with the formulation, implementation and execution of the corporate information and cyber security  strategy, program and organization to protect the company's intellectual property and assets. Previous to Regeneron, Mark has performed in information security leadership roles with companies such as Conduent, Xerox, TASC and Northrop Grumman.  Mark holds a Doctorate from University of Maryland in security management and possesses several board-certified, industry-related certifications.
 
Adam Licata
Director, Product Management, Endpoint Security
Symantec
Adam is Director of Product Management for Endpoint Security at Symantec. Adam is leading the effort to transform Symantec’s market leading endpoint security product to a full cloud SaaS-based platform. In the past year, he has engaged with hundreds of enterprise customers across all verticals to understand their challenges in both securing endpoints and managing multiple platforms.  He works closely with Symantec threat researchers and product development teams to craft solutions using a blend of proven and innovative technologies.

Adam started his career as an engineer in end user computing operations. Later, he transitioned to security as the industry began to recognize the important relationship between systems management and endpoint security. Since then, he has gained a variety of perspectives by being a customer, consultant, sales engineer, marketing manager, and product manager. Adam is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) based in the greater New York City area.
 
Alyssa Miller
Manager, Information Security Solutions Practice
CDW
Alyssa is the manager of the Information Security Solutions Practice at CDW. Alyssa has over a decade of experience in Information Security with a strong focus on CyberSecurity and consulting. She has worked as an ethical hacker, performing network, application and wireless penetration tests, code reviews, threat modeling and other secure SDLC practices. She has also managed both enterprise and consulting teams responsible for conducting security assessments. She is also a regular speaker at various industry conferences including OWASP’s AppSec USA.

Before joining CDW, her role as a manager and practice leader within another security consulting organization focused on working with Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies to develop comprehensive Application Security and Secure SDLC Programs. She has extensive experience implementing security assurance programs and practices in the financial services industry as well as various government and international agencies. Alyssa also holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA.
 
David Roth
VP, US Northeast
Trend Micro
David is responsible for Trend Micro B2B enterprise field and inside sales, field engineering, marketing, and channel across the Northeast United States.

Since joining Trend Micro at the end of 2015 David has had a range of responsibilities including the growth of an ecosystem of strategic alliances and channel partners around Virtualization & Cloud Security, Advanced Persistent Threats, Global Threat Intelligence and Endpoint Security. Driving strategy, GTM and revenue by "selling to and thru" the key global alliance & channel partners such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMWare, Microsoft, IBM, Dell (Including EMC), HP, Citrix, Cisco, EMC, Oracle, VCE, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, Qualys and Tenable. Create and drive revenue with Global Systems Integration Partners such as CTP, Stelligent, CTP, Wipro, Accenture, IBM Global Services, HP ESS, HCL and Dell by having Trend Micro products included in the partner portfolio of services and managed services. Created, drive and grow OEM business and strategy through our deeply mutually invested relationships.

David has been a frequent speaker, advisory board member and representative at industry events and forums around the world.  Before joining Trend Micro, David has been a serial entrepreneur building & growing 5 companies over twenty years.  Before that he held a range of management roles at Microsoft in the 90’s and IBM in the 80’s.  David holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. 

   
 
Ken Weirman
VP and CIO
AMETEK, Inc.
Ken Weirman is the CIO for AMETEK Inc, a $5B manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.  He is a seasoned IT executive with extensive experience within the manufacturing and distribution industries. He has held this role since 2010.

Prior to joining AMETEK, Ken spent 16 years with Keystone Foods, a $6B international food manufacturer and distributor, where he held positions as Vice President of US Distribution as well as global CIO.  Mr. Weirman has held operating and information management positions with several leading companies, including Astra Merck, ICI Americas, CDI, and Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Weirman also serves as a Trustee for Arcadia University and is on the Board of Directors of PACT - The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in Information Systems. Both degrees are from Penn State University.
 
Dale Zabriskie
Security Awareness Training Evangelist
Proofpoint
As the Security Awareness Training Evangelist for Proofpoint, Dale Zabriskie consults with companies across the globe, advising on the implementation of effective security awareness strategies. Known for his ability to relate both technically and conceptually in an authoritative yet entertaining style, Mr. Zabriskie is a popular speaker and panelist, having made presentations on security awareness in over 50 countries. As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) who is also certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), he has acted as a consultant to organizations such as Walmart, Disney, Allstate, FedEx, the States of Michigan and Florida, Adventist Health, Baylor University, BP, the U.S. Navy, and Saudi Aramco. His expertise is supported by over 25 years in cyber security, information technology, research and development, and regulatory compliance with companies like IBM, Symantec, SunGard, Fisher Scientific, and Veritas.