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New to Cyber Summit 2021 - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Speaker Biographies


Mark Baggett @MarkBaggett , Senior Instructor & Author, SANS Institute
Mark is currently a senior instructor for SANS and an independent consultant through his company Indepth Defense providing forensics, incident response, and penetration testing services. Mark has also served as the technical advisor to the DoD for SANS since 2011, where he assists various government organizations in the development of information security capabilities. Mark has a master's degree in information security engineering and is the 15th person in the world to receive the prestigious GIAC Security Expert certification (GSE). He also holds GPYC, GXPN, GPEN, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, GWAPT, and GCPM certifications.

Amy Bejtlich, Director of Intelligence Analysis, Dragos, Inc.
Amy Bejtlich is a Director of Intelligence Analysis at Dragos, Inc. She has over 10 years of intelligence experience across multiple Intelligence Community (IC) disciplines including Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Measures and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT), Counterterrorism, and Cyber Threat Intelligence. Amy began her career as an Intelligence Officer in the US Air Force, where she served as a Watch Officer for the Information Operations Center at Air Intelligence Agency. Following her military service, Amy joined the FBI as a counterterrorism analyst. After her federal service, Amy transitioned into cyber threat intelligence, first for a financial institution, then for a Fortune 15 telecommunications company.


David J. Bianco @DavidJBianco, Summit C0-Chair, SANS Institute
David has been involved in information security for more than 20 years, working with Fortune 500 companies, Wall Street firms, public utilities, and major universities on incident detection and response. He credits his early focus on network security with honing his skills in extracting the most information possible from just the network data, before moving ahead to other areas. Today, he's a Principal Engineer for cybersecurity at Target Corporation.


Timothy Brush @TimothyBrush, Associate Instructor, SANS Institute
Tm is founder and owner of ThinkLiquid, an independent consultancy specializing in enterprise and cloud-scale security and operational challenges. Over the past 25 years, Tim has accumulated a broad range of technical and managerial expertise. He has functioned in roles ranging from system administrator to project manager to security architect to CTO. Tim has worked for organizations of all types and sizes, including a large ISP, a development bank, several Silicon Valley start-ups, and a couple online gaming companies. Tim began as a Quality Control Tester with SANS Institute's OnDemand team. His contributions were noticed and he was provided an opportunity to work with SANS' Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). He frequently functions as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a variety of SANS courses, and is a budding author and instructor.


Doug Bryant Jr. @CyberGent_101 , IT Security Analyst, Black Knight; Author, Computer Love: Love Letter & Log AnalysisDoug Bryant Jr. is an InfoSec professional with 15 years overall in the Information Technology field, with 8 of those years being in Cyber Security. His areas of focus are Incident Response, Digital Forensics & Cloud Security. Doug has obtained the Security+, C|EH, SSCP, C|HFI and GCFE certifications. He is a co-host of the Intrusion Diversity System podcast. Doug also leads a local Cyber Security group called “9th Bridge Cyber Research & Educational Workshops” or “9B C.R.E.W” via his non-profit organization – 9th Bridge Jacksonville.


Lesley Carhart @Hacks4pancakes, Principal Threat Analyst, Dragos, Inc.
Lesley Carhart is a Principal Threat Analyst, Threat Operations Center at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity incident response and digital forensics, regularly speaking on the topic at conferences and universities. She has spent the last 11 years of her 20+ year IT career specializing in information security, with a heavy focus on response to nation-state adversary attacks. Prior to Dragos, she was the incident response team lead at Motorola Solutions, performing digital forensics and incident handling services for both enterprise and public safety customers. Her focus at Dragos is developing forensics and incident response tools and processes for uncharted areas of industrial systems. She is also a certified instructor for the Dragos “Assessing, Hunting and Monitoring Industrial Control System Networks” course.


Mick Douglas @bettersafetynet, Certified Instructor, SANS Institute
Mick Douglas has over 10 years of experience in information security and is currently the Managing Partner for InfoSec Innovations and specializes in PowerShell, Unix, Data Visualization, Hardware, and Radio Hacking.


Jen Fox @J_Fox
Jen Fox holds the DEF CON 23 black badge for Social Engineering and provides security awareness education as a Security Program Specialist at Domino’s.


Mari Galloway @marigalloway, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Board Member, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)
Mari is the CEO and a founding board member for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing 501c3 non-profit cybersecurity communities dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber. WSC provides its members with the resources and support required to enter and advance as a cybersecurity professional. Mari began her cyber career with Accenture where she excelled as a Network Engineer. Mari is also the inaugural ISC2 Diversity Award winner for 2019. With over 10 years of Information Technology, 8 of which are in cybersecurity, her experience spans network design and security architecture, risk assessments, vulnerability management, incident response and policy development across government and commercial industries. She holds a variety of technical and management certifications (CISSP, GIAC, CCNA, etc) as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Columbus State University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University. She regularly contributes content to security blogs and training companies across the country as well as an Adjunct Professor for UMGC. Outside of being a geek, Mari enjoys arts, puzzles, and legos! @marigalloway mostlymimi.com


Apurv Singh Gautam @ASG_Sc0rpi0n
Apurv Singh Gautam is pursuing his Master's in Cybersecurity from Georgia Tech. He commenced work in Threat Intelligence 2 years ago. Throughout his professional career, he worked on hunting threats from both surface web and dark web. He is very passionate about giving back to the community. He has already conducted several talks and seminars at conferences like SANS, Defcon, BSides, and local security meetups, schools, and colleges. He loves volunteering with Station X to help students make their way in Cybersecurity. He looks forward to the end of the day to play and stream one of the AAA games Rainbow Six Siege.


Phil Hagen @PhilHagen Summit Co-Chair, SANS Institute
Phil's career has spanned the full attack life cycle - tool development, deployment, operations, and the investigative aftermath - giving him rare and deep insight into the artifacts left behind. Phil has covered deep technical tasks, managed an entire computer forensic services portfolio, and handled executive responsibilities. He's supported systems that demanded 24x7x365 functionality, managed a team of 85 computer forensic professionals in the national security sector, and provided forensic consulting services for law enforcement, government, and commercial clients. Phil is also a senior instructor for the SANS Institute, and is the course lead and author of FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis.


Delisha Hodo @meticulous_d, Student Advisor, SANS HBCU Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, SANS Institute
Delisha is responsible for mentoring, coordinating, and enabling students in the Undergraduate Applied Cybersecurity Certificate Program (ACS). As the HBCU Engagement & Outreach Coordinator, she also conducts outreach to various HBCUs to encourage and promote partnerships and develop a talent pipeline of cybersecurity talent.


Rick Holland @rickhholland, CISO, Digital Shadows
Rick has more than 15 years’ experience working in information security. Rick is currently the CISO at Digital Shadows. Previously, he was a vice president and research analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations, and data privacy. Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army. He is currently the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Texas, Dallas. Rick regularly speaks at leading security conferences across the globe and has been interviewed by industry and business media, including BBC News, CNN, Dark Reading, Motherboard, NPR, The Register, and Wall Street Journal.


Jessica Hyde @B1N2H3X, Director, Magnet Forensics
Jessica Hyde is an experienced forensic examiner in both the commercial and government sectors. She is currently the Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics and an Adjunct Professor teaching Mobile Forensics in the graduate program at George Mason University, where she achieved an MS in Computer Forensics. Jessica is the host of Cache Up, a weekly podcast where she interviews digital forensics practitioners. She is also involved in several community efforts including as Chair of DFIR Review, 1st Vice President of the New York Metro High Tech Crime International Association Chapter, advisory board for Cyber Sleuths Lab, and a member of the Editorial Board for the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigations Journal and a volunteer mentor with I Play Like a Girl. Her previous roles included performing forensic examinations as a Sr. Mobile Exploitation Analyst for Basis Technology, Senior at EY, and Senior Electrical Engineer at American Systems. Jessica is also proud to be a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


Tanya Janca @shehackspurple, Founder, We Hack Purple
Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy dedicated to teaching everyone how to create secure software. With over twenty years of IT and coding experience, she has won numerous awards and worked as a developer, pentester, and AppSec Engineer.


Ryan Kovar @meansec, Distinguished Security Strategist, Splunk
Ryan enjoys clicking too fast, long walks in the woods, Bernese mountain dogs, and advocating for inclusivity in cybersecurity. He hates printers. He's also the co-Creator of the BOTS CTF.


Litany Lineberry, Ph.D. Student
Litany Lineberry is an Engineering Ph.D. student with a concentration in Engineering Education at Mississippi State University with a research focus in cybersecurity education. Litany is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University. Litany is passionate about introducing rural and underserved K12 and college students to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Computer Science and Cyber Security. She has co-led STEM related summer camps for over 6 years including GenCyber funded camps and
Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities & Research (CECOR) funded camps.
Litany has published numerous peer-reviewed conference papers pertaining to her research interests as it relates to Cyber Security, Self-Efficacy, and Inclusion. She is the Intermediate Level Champion of the SANS-HBCU Cyber Range competition held during Black History Month 2021. Litany is a proud member of the Black Cyber Security Association and Women In Cyber Security Organization. She is also a Grace Hopper Scholar. Litany serves an Ambassador for the U.S. Pain Foundation focusing on Migraine Headache disorders. She received her MS in Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance from North Carolina A&T University. Her BS in Computer Science was received from Voorhees College. Previously, Litany was an Instructor of Computer Science and Area Coordinator of Computer Science at Voorhees. Both schools are HBCUs.


Joe Moles @FlyingMoney127, SVP - Operations, Red Canary
Joe leads the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) to help organizations defend their endpoints against threats. An IR and digital forensics specialist, Joe has more than a decade of experience running security operations and e-discovery. Prior to joining Red Canary, Joe built and led security operations, incident response, and e-discovery programs for Fortune 500 companies like OfficeMax and Motorola. Outside the office, Joe works as a Volunteer Lieutenant with his community fire district. He serves on special operations including wildland firefighting, swiftwater rescues, ice rescue, and other technical rescue operations.


Ryan O'Horo @redteamwrangler, Lead Engineer, Red Team, Target
As a Red Team Lead Engineer, and former consultant, Ryan has a particular interest in continuous improvement and process analysis.


Crystal Phinn, Cyber Security Student
Crystal Phinn is a Cybersecurity student with a concentration in Cybercrime and Fraud Investigations at Utica College. She is the Intermediate Level Champion of the SANS-HBCU Cyber Range competition held during Black History Month 2021. Crystal is a proud member of Black Girls Hack, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, Blacks in Cybersecurity, and Black Cyber Security Association. Crystal also leads the Security+ Accountability group for the Black Cyber Security Association.


Gina Sharp, Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert
Gina Sharp works as a Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) during the day in her current role. She previously served as the CISO for the Black Cybersecurity Association (BCA) during her free time, where she advised on risk and evangelized security. Gina is an innovative Cybersecurity Leader in which she brings diverse perspectives and solutions to the Public and Private sector. Gina has a combined 20+ years of Information Technology and Cybersecurity experience with skills in Cyber Strategy, Security Governance, and Leadership to name a few. Gina is a certified cybersecurity professional as she holds the CISM, CMMC-RP, CCSK, AWS CCP, GCIH, CEH, and currently enrolled in the MIT studying for C|CISO and AWS Security Specialty Certification. Gina received her B.S. Cybersecurity from UMGC formerly known as UMUC.
Gina is the host of two highly engaged Clubhouse weekly communities called “Welcome to the Voice of the CISO” and “Cybersecurity for SMBs.” Audience includes global CISOs, thought leaders, influencers, and aspiring Cybersecurity professionals. Gina has developed a program Operation Real World Experience™ (ORWE) – which is designed to give participants hands on experience beyond the books and certifications in a real world environment. Gina is a member of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC). Gina was awarded the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu Inaugural Rising Star award. Gina also appeared in a Fortune article highlighting women training to be hackers https://fortune.com/2014/08/08/cybersecurity-women-cyberjutsu. Gina is also a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
In her free time Gina enjoys family, cooking, poetry, and mentoring the next generation of Cybersecurity Professionals.


Rajvi Khanjan Shroff, Founder, Project Cyber
Rajvi Khanjan Shroff is a 10th grader with a passion for cybersecurity! With digital security becoming increasingly important, it is critical that we start to educate ourselves and become cyber-smart, and this should start with today's youth having the opportunity to take action on this regard internationally. Thus, Project Cyber was born. With this initiative, Rajvi hopes that teens all around the world will have the ability to be a part of a strong digital community centered around infosec, the first of its kind.


Mansi Thakar @mansimusa COO, Womens Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)Mansi Thakar (@mansimusa) is the Chief Operating Officer and is often referred to as the 'Doctor of Digital Hygiene.' With over 5 years of experience leading international nonprofits, she is a firm believer in the phrase, 'lifting while climbing.' . She has a flair for sustainable innovative ideas and a history of implementing them successfully. She also plays a Lead role in the PBS Documentary, Life Hackers and spends her summers protecting the "most hostile network on the planet" as a DEFCON NOC Goon. When she isn't discussing infosec, she can be found attempting new recipes in the kitchen & new poses on the yoga mat.


AJ Yawn @AjYawn, Co-Founder & CEO, ByteChek
AJ Yawn is Co-Founder and CEO at ByteChek. He is also a Founding Board Member of the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (NABCRMP). Connect with him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajyawn/.