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Security Awareness Summit

Austin, TX | Tue, Dec 1 - Fri, Dec 4, 2020
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The advisory board are volunteers from the security awareness community who provide input on topics, review and help select CFP submissions, plan special events and networking activities, and provide assistance and help to attendees at the event. They ensure the summit is the best event possible. Interested in serving on the advisory board for a future Summit? Email SummitSpeakers@sans.org.


NeakaBolloge

Neaka Lynn Balloge

Neaka Lynn Balloge leads Security Awareness, Training, and Communications initiatives for NYU Langone Health, a large non-profit health system based in the metro NYC area. In her role, she is responsible for promoting secure cyber behaviors for clinicians, researchers, and educators across 5 hospitals, 380 ambulatory locations, and 2 medical schools. Prior to working in security awareness, Neaka was a Human Capital Consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Los Angeles and was a Pat Cox Fellow in the European Parliament and British House of Lords. She earned a master’s degree from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology and graduated summa cum laude with highest honors at NYU with undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology. Neaka has also holds active certifications in project management (PMP), cybersecurity (GISF, GSLC) and awareness (CSAP, SSAP) and is currently working towards the CISM accreditation. She has attended two prior SANS Awareness Summits and previously served as an Advisor for the 2019 Summit. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and hiking, live music, and supporting Philly sports teams from a distance.


Andrew Bissett

Andrew Bissett @drewbissett

Andrew Bissett is the Director of Corporate Performance and Compliance, managing the security program for a large Health Information Exchange headquartered in Syracuse, NY. Andrew has worked in healthcare technology for the past 6 years. Prior to his involvement in cybersecurity his responsibilities included performance metrics and analysis, regulatory compliance, and finance. Andrew graduated from Syracuse University, has an MPA from the Maxwell School, as well as certificates of advanced study in National Security & Counterterrorism. Outside of the office, Andrew is a commercial drone pilot and photographer.


Cassie Clark

Cassie Clark @cassomatic

Cassie Clark is passionate about integrating the human element into security. She develops awareness programs focused on behavior change and culture, using trainings, events/activities, and strategic messaging to engage employees. She is particularly proud of her use of outdated, nerdy pop culture references. As Sr. Security Awareness Program Manager at Cruise, she leads security culture for the company. Prior to Cruise, she focused on employee engagement for the Security team at Salesforce. She holds a Master's degree in Women's Studies.


Sue DeRosier

Sue DeRosier

Sue DeRosier is a skilled security awareness professional with several years of experience influencing behavior change and transforming cybersecurity initiatives into creative, memorable campaigns. For the past 10 years, she has worked for Southern California Edison (SCE), primarily in Cybersecurity Outreach & Operations. During her time at SCE she created education campaigns to improve risk perception of phishing, increased the Cyber Ambassador program from 30 people to over 250 in three years, and developed a streamlined process for incident response/crisis communications. She is a strong advocate for inspiring high school students to consider cybersecurity as a career path. Her team has presented the world of cybersecurity and the high demand for engineers, analysts, and outreach professionals at several local high schools.
Prior to SCE, Sue managed the marketing communications departments for high tech and personal care companies including Oral-B, Fujitsu America, and Phillips Semiconductors. In addition to her day job, Sue has been a very involved “band mom” for the past four years as her son marched tuba with the Ayala Band & Color Guard, one of the Top 12 high school marching bands in the nation.


Kathryn Jensen

Kathryn Jensen

Kathryn Jensen is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). For the past 5 years, Kathryn has been utilizing her organization and communication skills to manage the Security Awareness and Training Program at Esri. Defining and developing communications, managing educational content, maintaining internal websites, generating presentations and coordinating events to increase employee awareness around security topics and security policies. She built the program at Esri from the ground up and continues to enhance, expand and improve the program whenever possible. Kathryn maintains certifications for Project Management Professional, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL, and GIAC Security Leadership. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys camping with her family. Please feel free to visit her Linked-in profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynbarrjensen.


Tomm Larson

Tomm Larson

Tomm Larson currently serves as the Cyber Security Awareness Lead for Idaho National Laboratory, and has worked in cyber security since 2002. He has had the great privilege of evangelizing cyber security across the nation and abroad. His career has included work in corporate, not-for-profit, and government organizations. He developed his passion for Cyber Security at Symantec Corporation, and then honed his instruction skills while working at the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security. Just before joining Idaho National Laboratory, he served as the Cyber Security Awareness Manager at Las Vegas Sands Corporation. He holds a B.A. in Communications (BYU), and a Master’s in Business Administration (UTSA), as well as the CISSP, the CISM, and the SSAP certifications.Tomm loves to play board and card games with his wife and five children, and is rediscovering yard work as a form of recreation. Unless you have plenty of free time, don’t ask him about his children, Texas, airplanes, or his Jack Russell Terrier. If you ever visit his office, take ear plugs, because he might be listening to bagpipes, banjos or bluegrass.


Molly McLain-Sterling

Molly McLain-Sterling

Molly McLain-Sterling has been with Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company, since 2007. She is currently the Manager of Security Stakeholder Engagement, which focuses on supporting security initiatives and educating end users on the importance of physical security, cyber security, and product security. The program spans 100K+ staff in over 150 countries. Through her program, she has brought to fruition a number of large on-going initiatives including, phishing awareness and simulations, annual all-staff cyber training, and a global security awareness ambassador program. Molly currently serves on the SANS 2020 Security Awareness Summit Advisory Board. She previously served on the SANS 2019 Security Awareness Summit Advisory Board and the Yellow Tree Theater Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and is currently seeking her Masters of Management in Cyber Security.


Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie Pratt is the Cyber Security Communications & Education Specialist at Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. She created “Cyber Aware” the company’s first security awareness program in January 2018. The Blackbaud Cyber Aware Program includes quarterly phish simulations and re-training, onboarding and annual training, cyber security project change management, a monthly speaker series, thought leadership and communications, a champions network, and monthly metrics. She attended her first SANS Security Summit and MGT433 in August 2018 and earned her SSAP in July 2019. She served on the 2018-2019 Security Awareness Summit Advisory Board. Before joining Blackbaud, Stephanie was the Non-Profit Nightingale at Bidr, an event and fundraising software. She helped clients plan and run successful fundraising events and led the company’s sales and marketing efforts. Her career as a TV reporter working for ABC stations in Oregon, South Carolina, New Hampshire and Time Warner in New York. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College. Stephanie is married with two children and lives in Charleston, SC. She is an active volunteer and fundraiser for many organizations including: her children’s schools, Girl Scouts, Charleston Youth Hockey Association, and the Junior League of Charleston.


Steffanie Schilling

Steffanie AK Schilling

Steffanie AK Schilling believes in empowering and partnering with individuals to better protect their data and the lives entangled within that data. Steffanie recently was honored as a SANS Cyber Security Difference Maker and Innovator, due to her unique ability to marry a keen understanding of human behavior with the technical elements of information security. Committed to diversity and inclusion in IT, Steffanie works to create opportunities for underrepresented individuals. She believes diversity is a key to driving innovation and solving the ever-growing skill-gap in Cyber. Steffanie holds a B.S. in Business with a focus in Marketing and B.A. Speech Communication with a focus in Organizational Communication, from Miami University. As passionate about the arts and cultures as she is cyber, Steffanie teaches, competes and social dances in swing dancing and other African American cultural artforms. She also travels the world when she can break away.


Ava Woods-Fleegal

Ava Woods-Fleegal

Ava Woods-Fleegal (CISSP, CEH, Sec +) is a Security Awareness and Training Program Manager at Cvent. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and her MBA from University of Maryland Global Campus after completing coursework at Virginia Tech in Computer Engineering. Ava has run security awareness programs previously at DXC Technology and CACI. Before this, she held positions heavily involved in metadata management, data governance, online content management, and program awareness and branding at Navy Federal Credit Union.