Keynote Speakers

Erin O’LoughlinFormer CIA Operations Officer

For the last nine years I have worked inside the financial crimes/compliance industry in a variety of roles. I have completed two (+) years as the Senior Manager for the Cyber Intelligence Unit at Western Union, identifying risk on the TOR network (dark web markets), not otherwise caught by transaction monitoring.
Prior to Western Union, I spent five years with Bank of America serving as a fraud intelligence analyst and then as an anti-money laundering investigator within the terrorist financing group of Bank of America.

While at BofA I closed over 2,000 suspected money laundering cases and worked closely with law enforcement to service grand jury subpoenas and special law enforcement requests. I obtained my Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) title in 2015.

Prior to entering the private sector, I served in the Central Intelligence Agency for ten years. I was posted in both overseas and domestic positions, specializing in Counter Terrorism, conflict resolution, mediation, and due diligence. I worked in both independent and group scenarios, in any environment. I served in multiple active war zones and developed a robust understanding of terrorist tactics as well as an understanding of the Diplomatic landscape in any given region.

Specialties: Conflict resolution, mediation, due diligence, Security, government liaison.

Erin O’LoughlinFormer CIA Operations Officer

For the last nine years I have worked inside the financial crimes/compliance industry in a variety of roles. I have completed two (+) years as the Senior Manager for the Cyber Intelligence Unit at Western Union, identifying risk on the TOR network (dark web markets), not otherwise caught by transaction monitoring.
Prior to Western Union, I spent five years with Bank of America serving as a fraud intelligence analyst and then as an anti-money laundering investigator within the terrorist financing group of Bank of America.

While at BofA I closed over 2,000 suspected money laundering cases and worked closely with law enforcement to service grand jury subpoenas and special law enforcement requests. I obtained my Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) title in 2015.

Prior to entering the private sector, I served in the Central Intelligence Agency for ten years. I was posted in both overseas and domestic positions, specializing in Counter Terrorism, conflict resolution, mediation, and due diligence. I worked in both independent and group scenarios, in any environment. I served in multiple active war zones and developed a robust understanding of terrorist tactics as well as an understanding of the Diplomatic landscape in any given region.

Specialties: Conflict resolution, mediation, due diligence, Security, government liaison.

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Michelle Finneran DennedyCEO, DrumWave

Michelle Finneran Dennedy currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Drumwave. She has a passion for developing software for business people, data scientists, analysts, students, all kinds of surfers – and you. She is the co-author of The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto and the Privacy Engineer’s Companion.

Before working at Drumwave, Michelle was a VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco. She was responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum.

Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly, and emerging technology paradigms.
Michelle has also served as Chief Privacy Officer for McAfee/ Intel and Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. These teams worked closely with customers to enable them to proceed with the confidence that information is protected and accelerated as an asset. Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun, Michelle was Chief Data Governance Officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Michelle also served as Sun’s first Chief Privacy Officer.

Michelle is a sought-after and provocative public speaker, evangelizing new approaches and business justifications for soundly-defined, transparent security and privacy policies and systems that protect healthy, safe global businesses.

Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF – CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields. In 2012, she was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of California’s Most Powerful & Influential Women. In 2014 she was cited as an AlwaysOn Power Player in On-Demand Computing and was honored as the Gold Stevie award as Woman of the Year in Technology.

Michelle Finneran DennedyCEO, DrumWave

Michelle Finneran Dennedy currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Drumwave. She has a passion for developing software for business people, data scientists, analysts, students, all kinds of surfers – and you. She is the co-author of The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto and the Privacy Engineer’s Companion.

Before working at Drumwave, Michelle was a VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco. She was responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum.

Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly, and emerging technology paradigms.
Michelle has also served as Chief Privacy Officer for McAfee/ Intel and Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. These teams worked closely with customers to enable them to proceed with the confidence that information is protected and accelerated as an asset. Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun, Michelle was Chief Data Governance Officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Michelle also served as Sun’s first Chief Privacy Officer.

Michelle is a sought-after and provocative public speaker, evangelizing new approaches and business justifications for soundly-defined, transparent security and privacy policies and systems that protect healthy, safe global businesses.

Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF – CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields. In 2012, she was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of California’s Most Powerful & Influential Women. In 2014 she was cited as an AlwaysOn Power Player in On-Demand Computing and was honored as the Gold Stevie award as Woman of the Year in Technology.

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Breakout Speakers

Mike WylieDirector - Richey May

Prior to joining Richey May, Michael co-founded Corporate Blue, an Information Systems and Security consulting firm that served clients in their pursuit of mitigating cyber threats. In his role, Michael was responsible for delivering information assurance by means of vulnerability assessments, risk management, project management, secure network design, and training. Michael has developed and taught numerous courses for the Department of Defense, Moorpark College, California State Universities, and clients around the world.

Additionally, in his role as a Senior Project manager, Michael has fulfilled technology and security projects for large organizations such as Dollar Shave Club, U.S. Navy, JPMorgan Chase, Oxnard School District, and more. Michael is also a skilled security professional identifying zero-day vulnerabilities in Fortune 1000 programs such as Intuit tax preparation software (CVE-2018-11338).

Mike WylieDirector - Richey May

Prior to joining Richey May, Michael co-founded Corporate Blue, an Information Systems and Security consulting firm that served clients in their pursuit of mitigating cyber threats. In his role, Michael was responsible for delivering information assurance by means of vulnerability assessments, risk management, project management, secure network design, and training. Michael has developed and taught numerous courses for the Department of Defense, Moorpark College, California State Universities, and clients around the world.

Additionally, in his role as a Senior Project manager, Michael has fulfilled technology and security projects for large organizations such as Dollar Shave Club, U.S. Navy, JPMorgan Chase, Oxnard School District, and more. Michael is also a skilled security professional identifying zero-day vulnerabilities in Fortune 1000 programs such as Intuit tax preparation software (CVE-2018-11338).

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Alyssa MillerApplication Security Advocate, Snyk

As a hacker, Alyssa Miller has a passion for security which she evangelizes to business leaders and industry audiences both through her work as a cyber security professional and through her various public speaking engagements. Her goal is to change the way we look at the security of our interconnected way of life and focus attention on defending privacy and upholding trust.
Alyssa has always had a driving curiosity to understand how technology works and how existing technologies can be hacked to function in new ways. At the young age of 12, Alyssa got her start by taking a job as a paper carrier to save up enough money to buy her first computer. From the time she brought that computer home from Best Buy, she has taught herself new skills and pushed the capabilities of digital technologies.
A native of Milwaukee, Alyssa began her IT career as a programmer for a Wisconsin based provider of financial software and services. Her passion for security quickly shaped her career as she moved into a leadership role within the ethical hacking team, conducting penetration testing and application assessments along with her team.
Later, Alyssa would expand her view of the security industry by moving into consulting. With her programming background, Alyssa was able to focus her efforts on Application Security. Her continued role as a leader in multiple consulting organizations allowed her to work with high level business leaders to address security at a strategic level.
Today, Alyssa leads the Information Security Solutions practice for CDW. She continues to work with executive and senior business leaders on developing comprehensive enterprise security programs. Additionally, she evangelizes her message about evolving the way people think about and approach security, privacy and trust through speaking engagements at various conferences and other events. When not engaged in security research and evangelism, she is also an accomplished soccer referee, guitarist and photographer.

Alyssa MillerApplication Security Advocate, Snyk

As a hacker, Alyssa Miller has a passion for security which she evangelizes to business leaders and industry audiences both through her work as a cyber security professional and through her various public speaking engagements. Her goal is to change the way we look at the security of our interconnected way of life and focus attention on defending privacy and upholding trust.
Alyssa has always had a driving curiosity to understand how technology works and how existing technologies can be hacked to function in new ways. At the young age of 12, Alyssa got her start by taking a job as a paper carrier to save up enough money to buy her first computer. From the time she brought that computer home from Best Buy, she has taught herself new skills and pushed the capabilities of digital technologies.
A native of Milwaukee, Alyssa began her IT career as a programmer for a Wisconsin based provider of financial software and services. Her passion for security quickly shaped her career as she moved into a leadership role within the ethical hacking team, conducting penetration testing and application assessments along with her team.
Later, Alyssa would expand her view of the security industry by moving into consulting. With her programming background, Alyssa was able to focus her efforts on Application Security. Her continued role as a leader in multiple consulting organizations allowed her to work with high level business leaders to address security at a strategic level.
Today, Alyssa leads the Information Security Solutions practice for CDW. She continues to work with executive and senior business leaders on developing comprehensive enterprise security programs. Additionally, she evangelizes her message about evolving the way people think about and approach security, privacy and trust through speaking engagements at various conferences and other events. When not engaged in security research and evangelism, she is also an accomplished soccer referee, guitarist and photographer.

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Masha SedovaCo-Founder, Elevate Security

Masha Sedova is an award winning people-security expert, speaker and trainer focused on engaging people to be key elements of secure organizations. She is the co-founder of Elevate Security delivering the first people-centric security platform that leverages behavioral-science to transform employees into security superhumans. Before Elevate, Masha Sedova was a security executive at Salesforce where she built and led the security engagement team focused on improving the security mindset of employees, partners and customers. In addition, Masha has been a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Security Alliance and regular presenter at conferences such as Blackhat, RSA, ISSA, Enigma and SANS.

Masha SedovaCo-Founder, Elevate Security

Masha Sedova is an award winning people-security expert, speaker and trainer focused on engaging people to be key elements of secure organizations. She is the co-founder of Elevate Security delivering the first people-centric security platform that leverages behavioral-science to transform employees into security superhumans. Before Elevate, Masha Sedova was a security executive at Salesforce where she built and led the security engagement team focused on improving the security mindset of employees, partners and customers. In addition, Masha has been a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Security Alliance and regular presenter at conferences such as Blackhat, RSA, ISSA, Enigma and SANS.

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David BiancoPrincipal Engineer, Cybersecurity, Target

David has more than 20 years of experience in the information security field, with a particular focus on incident detection and response. He is active in the DFIR and Threat Hunting community, speaking and writing on the subjects of detection planning, threat intelligence and threat hunting. He is the principal contributor to The ThreatHunting Project (http://ThreatHunting.net). You can follow him on Twitter as @DavidJBianco or subscribe to his blog, “Enterprise Detection & Response” (http://detect-respond.blogspot.com).

David BiancoPrincipal Engineer, Cybersecurity, Target

David has more than 20 years of experience in the information security field, with a particular focus on incident detection and response. He is active in the DFIR and Threat Hunting community, speaking and writing on the subjects of detection planning, threat intelligence and threat hunting. He is the principal contributor to The ThreatHunting Project (http://ThreatHunting.net). You can follow him on Twitter as @DavidJBianco or subscribe to his blog, “Enterprise Detection & Response” (http://detect-respond.blogspot.com).

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Chris CochranDirector of Security Engineering, Marqeta Inc.

Chris Cochran is the Director of Security Engineering for a financial technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley and host of the popular Hacker Valley Studio podcast. Chris is former active duty US Marine Intelligence. He has dedicated his career to building and leading advanced cybersecurity capabilities for organizations across different industries. Chris has made it his personal mission to motivate and empower cybersecurity professionals and teams through coaching, his podcast, and speaking engagements.

Chris CochranDirector of Security Engineering, Marqeta Inc.

Chris Cochran is the Director of Security Engineering for a financial technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley and host of the popular Hacker Valley Studio podcast. Chris is former active duty US Marine Intelligence. He has dedicated his career to building and leading advanced cybersecurity capabilities for organizations across different industries. Chris has made it his personal mission to motivate and empower cybersecurity professionals and teams through coaching, his podcast, and speaking engagements.

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Phillip YoungSenior Vice President, Undisclosed Bank

Philip is a cybersecurity and assurance expert. He has a deep background in IT Security dating back to high school and was able to translate that in to a career in IT risk and security after attaining his degree in computer science.

Prior to joining Visa, Philip worked at Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton as a Sr. IT Auditor conducting IT security process and system reviews for large financial institutions, specializing in Unix, Windows and Legacy systems. He continued this work when he moved over to Visa Inc’s internal audit department bringing his deep technical background to the types of audits typically found within a large, global, tech company. During this time he was applauded for his ability to translate between the business and the technical for management reporting.

In his spare time Philip enjoys exploring security on uncommon systems. As a result he recently devoted himself to raising awareness about the vulnerabilities in systems that are often referred to as ‘Legacy’. To demonstrate some of these platforms weaknesses he’s written multiple tools (available here: https://github.com/mainframed) and given talks at various IT security and hacker conferences around the world.

Phillip YoungSenior Vice President, Undisclosed Bank

Philip is a cybersecurity and assurance expert. He has a deep background in IT Security dating back to high school and was able to translate that in to a career in IT risk and security after attaining his degree in computer science.

Prior to joining Visa, Philip worked at Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton as a Sr. IT Auditor conducting IT security process and system reviews for large financial institutions, specializing in Unix, Windows and Legacy systems. He continued this work when he moved over to Visa Inc’s internal audit department bringing his deep technical background to the types of audits typically found within a large, global, tech company. During this time he was applauded for his ability to translate between the business and the technical for management reporting.

In his spare time Philip enjoys exploring security on uncommon systems. As a result he recently devoted himself to raising awareness about the vulnerabilities in systems that are often referred to as ‘Legacy’. To demonstrate some of these platforms weaknesses he’s written multiple tools (available here: https://github.com/mainframed) and given talks at various IT security and hacker conferences around the world.

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Brandon LeveneCrimeware Inquisitor, Google
Brandon LeveneCrimeware Inquisitor, Google
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Anna ManleyPrincipal Lawyer at Manley Law Inc.

Anna Manley is an internet and privacy lawyer based in Sydney, NS. She is the principal lawyer at Manley Law Inc. and founder and CEO of Advocate Cognitive Technologies Inc.

Anna ManleyPrincipal Lawyer at Manley Law Inc.

Anna Manley is an internet and privacy lawyer based in Sydney, NS. She is the principal lawyer at Manley Law Inc. and founder and CEO of Advocate Cognitive Technologies Inc.

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Kim LamoreuxSenior Security Analyst, PlayStation

Kim Lamoureux has over 7 years experience leading Sony PlayStation’s Level 1 PCI assessment, both as an external consultant and eventually joining Sony full time. Over the past 15 years, Kim has managed multiple engagements across industries including risk management, compliance, and audit. In her spare time, she actively participates in multiple cybersecurity inclusionary efforts, including cybersecurity and privacy for children. Kim was nominated and lead the ISACA San Diego Chapter as its acting president from 2017 to 2018. Kim has given talks at the Diana Initiative and twice at the ISACA Los Angeles Conference, and is also a volunteer CFP reviewer for the Usenix Enigma conference. Though she has a degree in biochemistry, her passion lies in cybersecurity and the intersection of payment system protection and commerce.

Kim LamoreuxSenior Security Analyst, PlayStation

Kim Lamoureux has over 7 years experience leading Sony PlayStation’s Level 1 PCI assessment, both as an external consultant and eventually joining Sony full time. Over the past 15 years, Kim has managed multiple engagements across industries including risk management, compliance, and audit. In her spare time, she actively participates in multiple cybersecurity inclusionary efforts, including cybersecurity and privacy for children. Kim was nominated and lead the ISACA San Diego Chapter as its acting president from 2017 to 2018. Kim has given talks at the Diana Initiative and twice at the ISACA Los Angeles Conference, and is also a volunteer CFP reviewer for the Usenix Enigma conference. Though she has a degree in biochemistry, her passion lies in cybersecurity and the intersection of payment system protection and commerce.

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Ursula CowanSenior Threat Research Analyst, Mandiant Security Validation

Ursula Cowan, is a Senior Threat Research Analyst at Mandiant Security Validation (a FireEye Company), focusing on researching adversaries’ tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), breaking them down to the smallest behaviors, for the purpose of replicating them within the Mandiant Security Validation Platform. Ursula's career started as a police detective investigating cyber-crime, death, and online exploitation. She later added computer forensics examiner to her list of job duties. Her training in computer forensics was at the U.S. Secret Service’s National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI), she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida.

Ursula CowanSenior Threat Research Analyst, Mandiant Security Validation

Ursula Cowan, is a Senior Threat Research Analyst at Mandiant Security Validation (a FireEye Company), focusing on researching adversaries’ tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), breaking them down to the smallest behaviors, for the purpose of replicating them within the Mandiant Security Validation Platform. Ursula's career started as a police detective investigating cyber-crime, death, and online exploitation. She later added computer forensics examiner to her list of job duties. Her training in computer forensics was at the U.S. Secret Service’s National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI), she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida.

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Melissa SariffodeenCo-Founder & CEO at Canada Learning Code

I'm Melissa and I'm a fierce advocate for providing Canadians (especially women and youth) the critical skills, confidence and opportunities they need to become passionate builders - not just consumers of technology and to inspire everyone to leverage and build technology that has the power to truly change the world. And, I'm making that happen with an amazing team across the country at Canada Learning Code.

Since 2011, we have taught over 80,000 Canadians code through one of our programs and we're just getting started. Our goal is to provide 10,000,000 technology learning experiences to Canadians over the next ten years through our programs Ladies Learning Code, Girls Learning Code, Kids Learning Code, Teens Learning Code and Teachers Learning Code.

Through program design and delivery (like the code:mobile - a travelling computer lab roadtrip across Canada), strategic industry and public partnerships, educator training, research, advocacy and awareness Canada Learning Code aims to unify coding education in Canada and drive results.

Melissa SariffodeenCo-Founder & CEO at Canada Learning Code

I'm Melissa and I'm a fierce advocate for providing Canadians (especially women and youth) the critical skills, confidence and opportunities they need to become passionate builders - not just consumers of technology and to inspire everyone to leverage and build technology that has the power to truly change the world. And, I'm making that happen with an amazing team across the country at Canada Learning Code.

Since 2011, we have taught over 80,000 Canadians code through one of our programs and we're just getting started. Our goal is to provide 10,000,000 technology learning experiences to Canadians over the next ten years through our programs Ladies Learning Code, Girls Learning Code, Kids Learning Code, Teens Learning Code and Teachers Learning Code.

Through program design and delivery (like the code:mobile - a travelling computer lab roadtrip across Canada), strategic industry and public partnerships, educator training, research, advocacy and awareness Canada Learning Code aims to unify coding education in Canada and drive results.

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Dominique WestSenior Cloud Security Consultant at EY

Dominique West is currently a Senior Cloud Security Consultant for a multinational
professional services and creator of the Security in Color cyber and cloud security
podcast.
Achieving her CISSP and Master’s degree in cybersecurity, Dominique is deeply
passionate about cloud security & cyber awareness, with 8 years of experience in
IT spanning risk, vulnerability, incident and response, cloud transformation &
security across the commercial industries. In addition to her professional
endeavors she founded a platform, Securityincolor.com, that provides industry
news and professional guidance to those aiming to begin to navigate a career in
the cloud and cybersecurity space. She also leads the Atlanta chapter of the
Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, a nationwide non-profit with the aim of
empowering women in the field of information security.
You can find Dominique on all social media platforms (@domyboo), on Linkedin, or
directly on her website (www.securityincolor.com)

Dominique WestSenior Cloud Security Consultant at EY

Dominique West is currently a Senior Cloud Security Consultant for a multinational
professional services and creator of the Security in Color cyber and cloud security
podcast.
Achieving her CISSP and Master’s degree in cybersecurity, Dominique is deeply
passionate about cloud security & cyber awareness, with 8 years of experience in
IT spanning risk, vulnerability, incident and response, cloud transformation &
security across the commercial industries. In addition to her professional
endeavors she founded a platform, Securityincolor.com, that provides industry
news and professional guidance to those aiming to begin to navigate a career in
the cloud and cybersecurity space. She also leads the Atlanta chapter of the
Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, a nationwide non-profit with the aim of
empowering women in the field of information security.
You can find Dominique on all social media platforms (@domyboo), on Linkedin, or
directly on her website (www.securityincolor.com)

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