Protect SummIT Keynote Speakers
Alyssa Miller
Manager, Information Security Solutions Practice
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.
Bob Bragdon
SVP and Publisher
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, 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.

Mike Rapplean
VP, South Region
Mike Rapplean is vice president of the South region for CDW. Rapplean is responsible for the performance goals, strategic direction, business initiatives and talent development of the South region team for the company’s medium and large market segments.

Since joining CDW in 1998 as an account manager, Rapplean has held several sales management roles with increasing responsibility. He was promoted to his current position in January 2014 from director of North Central corporate sales, a position he held since 2006.

Rapplean earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business from Rockford College (now Rockford University) and has attended continuing education programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Lake Forest College. He frequently participates in activities with The Executives’ Club of Chicago and volunteers for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and Junior Achievement.