Protect SummIT Keynote Speaker
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.
 
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
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.

 
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.
 
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.