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Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

Bethesda, MD | Mon, Jan 29, 2018 - Mon, Feb 5, 2018
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Speaker Biographies

Matt Bromiley (@mbromileyDFIR), Senior Managing Consultant, Kroll; Instructor, SANS Institute
Matt Bromiley is a Senior Managing Consultant at Kroll, a major incident response and forensic analysis firm where he assists clients with incident response, digital forensics, and litigation support. He also serves as a SANS GIAC Advisory Board member, a subject-matter expert for the SANS Securing The Human Program, and a technical writer for the SANS Analyst Program. Matt brings his passion for digital forensics to the classroom as a SANS instructor for FOR508: Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting, where he focuses on providing students with implementable tools and concepts.

Rebekah Brown (@PDXbek), Threat Intelligence Lead, Rapid7; Summit Advisor, SANS Institute
Rebekah Brown is a former National Security Agency network warfare analyst, U.S. Cyber Command training and exercise lead, and Marine Corps crypto-linguist. She has helped develop threat intelligence programs at the federal, state, and local levels as well as in the private sector at a Fortune 500 company. Rebekah currently leads threat intelligence at Rapid7. She has an associate degree in Mandarin, a B.A. in International Relations, and is wrapping up a M.A in homeland security with a cybersecurity focus.

Rob Dartnall (@cyberfusionteam), Director of Intelligence, Security Alliance Ltd.
Drawing on his diverse intelligence background, Rob brings together both cyber and traditional intelligence experience. Rob is an ex-British Army Military Intelligence Operator specializing in intelligence fusion, exploitation, and strategic analysis. After leaving the military, he entered the cybersecurity industry, where he specializes in bringing traditional methodologies to cyber threat intelligence and insider threat analysis.

Keith Gilbert (@Digital4rensics), Security Technologist, Sqrrl/Malformity Labs
Keith Gilbert has nearly a decade of experience in information security roles across the DFIR and Threat Intelligence spectrum. In his threat intelligence roles, Keith directly supported responders and customers with collection and production. Keith is now a member of the Sqrrl product team helping empower threat hunters. He also runs Malformity Labs, which provides threat-data-focused Maltego integrations.

Dave Herrald (@daveherrald), Staff Security Strategist, Splunk
Dave Herrald is a veteran security technologist. He holds a number of security certifications including the GIAC GSE #79. Dave works on Splunk's Security Practice team, and rides bikes and skis for sanity.

Rick Holland (@rickhholland), Summit Co-Chair, SANS Institute
Rick Holland is the vice president of strategy for Digital Shadows, where he guides the company’s strategic direction. Prior to joining Digital Shadows he was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he established Forrester's threat intelligence research. Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army. He holds a B.S. in business administration with an MIS concentration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Matt Jane (@PansyMcCoward), Principal Security Engineer, Okta
Matt (aka SecurityClippy) is a builder/breaker/automator driven largely by insomnia and cold brewed coffee. He has spent too much time with computers and figuring out how they (don't) work. Somewhere along the way he found out that when it wasn’t driving him insane, computer security could be fun, so now he does it for a living.

Lincoln Kaffenberger (@LincolnKberger), Threat Intelligence Officer, International Monetary Fund
Lincoln works as an information technology professional in the financial sector. He has more than a decade of experience helping organizations understand the threats they face and make informed, risk-based decisions.

Ryan Kovar (@meansec) (@splunk), Senior Security Architect, Splunk
Ryan Kovar worked at DARPA detecting and mitigating advanced threats. He has since moved on to Splunk as a security strategist where he helps with incident response, hunting, and solving fun problems.

Robert M. Lee (@RobertMLee), CEO, Dragos Inc.; Summit Co-Chair, Author, Certified Instructor, SANS Institute
Robert M. Lee is the founder and CEO of Dragos, Inc. an industrial cybersecurity company. He is also the course author of the SANS courses ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response and FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence, and he also writes the Little Bobby weekly comic strip.

Dhia Mahjoub (@DhiaLite), Head of Security Research, Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS)
Dr. Dhia Mahjoub is the head of security research at Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS). He leads the core research team focused on large-scale threat detection and threat intelligence. Dhia has a background in networks and security and holds a PhD in graph algorithms. He regularly speaks at conferences including Black Hat, Defcon, Virus Bulletin, Kaspersky SAS, Infosecurity Europe, RSA and Usenix Enigma.

Carmen Medina (@milouness), Retired CIA & Co-author of The Rebels At Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within
Carmen, a retired Senior Federal Executive with 32 years’ experience in the Intelligence Community, is a recognized national and international expert on intelligence analysis, strategic thinking, diversity of thought, and innovation and intrapreneurs in the public sector. She is the co-author of the new book: Rebels At Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within and of the landmark Deloitte University Press paper on Diversity’s New Frontier: Diversity of Thought and the Future of the Workplace. Her story as a heretic and change agent at CIA is featured in Wharton School professor Adam Grant's new bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

Alex Pinto (@alexcpsec), Chief Data Scientist, Niddel
Alex Pinto is the chief data scientist of Niddel and the lead of the MLSec Project. He is currently dedicating his waking hours to the development of machine-learning algorithms and data science techniques to automate threat hunting, and to making threat intelligence “actionable.” For those who care about certifications, Alex currently has the CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CISM, and PMP certifications.

Christy Quinn (@ChristyQuinn), Security Specialist - Cyber Threat Intelligence, iDefense - Accenture Security
Christy Quinn is a security specialist at iDefense's Threat Analysis and Reconnaissance Team. Christy focuses on threat actor behavioral analysis, with research interests in organized cyber crime, state-sponsored information operations, and Southeast Asian security issues. Christy has a MA in intelligence from King's College London and a BA in history from the London School of Economics.

Michael Rea (@ComradeCookie), Senior Security Researcher, McAfee
Michael Rea is currently a senior security researcher at McAfee focusing on EMEA threats. Prior to his role at McAfee, he was a cyber threat intelligence analyst at UnitedHealth Group. He served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence analyst in positions afloat and ashore, including in the U.S. Cyber Command.

Jim Richberg, National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Jim Richberg currently serves as the National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, helping to oversee and integrate the US Intelligence Community’s collection and analytic activities and serving as the principal substantive advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on cyber issues. He leads the IC in the development and implementation of a Unifying Intelligence Strategy for Cyber that identifies and addresses key focus areas, the associated information gaps, and specific longer term cyber challenges that require broad and sustained attention by the IC. Mr. Richberg was one of the principal architects of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center that the President directed the DNID to establish in 2015. Prior to becoming the NIM, Mr. Richberg was also one of the architects of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI), a phased approach to improving the ability of the United States to secure and defend its national and economic security interests against the full spectrum of cyber threats. Mr. Richberg monitored and coordinated implementation of the CNCI on behalf of the DNI and the Executive Office of the President from its inception in 2008 through its formal conclusion in 2013.
In addition to his work on the cyber topic, Mr. Richberg has held a variety of counterintelligence-focused leadership positions within the Office of the DNI, and spent 20 years at the Central Intelligence Agency in missions ranging from collection to analysis and science & technology program management. He built and led a number of national-level analytic programs including U.S. support to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Mr. Richberg holds degrees from Stanford University and the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, and has studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the London School of Economics, and Aix-Marseilles University in southern France. In his spare time, he builds and uses large amateur telescopes, runs outreach programs in astronomy for the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institute, and volunteers as a guide at a local Civil War battlefield.

Scott J. Roberts, Bad Guy Catcher, GitHub; Summit Advisor, SANS Institute
Scott J. Roberts works for GitHub and makes up his title every time he's asked, so we'll say he’s the Director of Bad Guy Catching. He has worked for 900 pound security gorillas, government security giants and boutiques, and financial services security firms, and he has done his best to track down bad guys at all these places. He has released and contributed to multiple tools for threat intelligence and malware analysis.

Chris Sanders (@chrissanders88), Founder, Applied Network Defense
Chris Sanders is a security instructor, author, and consultant. He is the founder of Applied Network Defense and the director of the Rural Technology Fund. He is the author of Applied Network Security Monitoring and Practical Packet Analysis. His research is focused on the intersection of cognitive psychology and security investigations.

Jason Straight (@UnitedLex), Chief Privacy Officer/SVP - Cyber Risk Solutions, UnitedLex
Jason Straight has been managing information security risks, data breach incidents, data privacy obligations, and complex e-discovery challenges for over a decade. He frequently writes and speaks about topics relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, data breach response and forensics. Previously, he led the cybersecurity practice of a leading global investigations and cybersecurity company.