BOARD OF ADVISORS
CYBERSECURITY INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS
Our Board of Advisors have extensive and varied cybersecurity industry experience, and they provide us with invaluable advice and feedback on our corporate strategy, reports, directories, and media relations.
John McAfee, Cybersecurity Luminary
John McAfee is the legendary founder of his namesake anti-virus company — McAfee Associates — which he started up in 1987, led to a successful IPO in 1992, and grew to become the leading antivirus company before he departed in 1994. McAfee Associates ultimately sold to Intel Corporation (while still bearing John McAfee’s name) for $7.7 billion in 2010.
In 1994 John founded Tribal Voice, developer of the PowWow chat software — one of the early instant messaging programs. Many of the features found in contemporary instant messaging programs were first introduced in PowWow.
John invested in and joined the board of directors of Zone Labs in 2000, makers of firewall software, which was acquired by Check Point for $205 million in 2013.
Over the years John has pursued numerous business ventures, but his heart has always been in cyber. His most recent startup, Future Tense Central, is a privacy and security company which has developed and invested into several cutting edge technologies which protect users of mobile and web apps.
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) recently appointed John McAfee as CEO. With John at the helm, MGT is in the process of acquiring a diverse portfolio of cyber security technologies.
Despite his busy schedule, John sets aside time to mentor tech startups and young entrepreneurs at The Round House incubator in Opelika, Ala.
John has been a keynote speaker at countless top hacker conventions and cybersecurity conferences globally, and he continues to be a major draw at tech and security industry events.
In 2016, John was a Libertarian candidate in the U.S. Presidential race. His Cyber Security Doctrine can be seen here.
Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO at Herjavec Group
A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert Herjavec has built and sold several IT companies. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, consulting, delivery and incident response for enterprise level organizations.
Robert’s ability to interpret industry trends and understand enterprise business security demands has helped him achieve the profile of a global cybersecurity expert. He has served as a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada, participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and recently joined the US Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity. His views on the threat landscape, on emerging technologies and on the need for a proactive security framework are regularly profiled across print, digital and television mediums.
Robert shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank.
Michelle Finneran Dennedy, VP & Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco
Michelle Finneran Dennedy currently serves as VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco. She is 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.
Before joining Cisco, 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 is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site — TheIdentityProject.com — that was started as an advocacy and education site, currently focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft.
Michelle was the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for Oracle Corporation. This team 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 worked closely with Sun’s business, technical and legal teams to create the best data governance policies and processes possible for cloud computing in order to build trust for cloud environments through vendor transparency. Michelle also served as Sun’s 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.
Gary R. Hayslip, Deputy Director, CISO, City of San Diego, CA
As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of San Diego — the eighth largest city in the United States, Gary Hayslip advises the City of San Diego’s executive leadership consisting of Mayoral, City Council, and 40+ city departments and agencies on protecting city government information resources. Gary oversees citywide cyber security strategy and the enterprise cyber security program, cyber operations, compliance and risk assessment services. His mission includes creating a “risk aware” culture that places high value on securing city information resources and protecting personal information entrusted to the City of San Diego.
Gary’s previous information security roles include multiple CISO, Deputy Director of IT and Senior Network Architect roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty) and as a U.S. Federal Government employee. In these positions he built security programs from the ground up, audited large disparate networks and consolidated legacy network infrastructures into converged virtualized data centers.
Gary is involved in the cybersecurity and technology start-up communities in San Diego where he is the Co-Chairman for Cybertech, the parent organization that houses the Cyber incubator Cyberhive and the Internet of Things incubator iHive. He is a member of the EvoNexus Selection Committee where he is instrumental in reviewing and mentoring Cyber Security and Internet of Things startups. Gary is an active member of the professional organizations ISSA, ISACA, OWASP, and is on the Board of Directors for INFRAGARD, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. Gary holds numerous professional certifications including: CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management & Masters in Business Administration. Gary has over 28 years of experience in information security, enterprise risk management, and data privacy.
Gary is co-author of the book ‘CISO Desk Reference: A Practical Guide for CISOs‘, an easy to use guide written by experienced practitioners for recently-hired or promoted Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), individuals aspiring to become a CISO, as well as business and technical professionals interested in the topic of cybersecurity, including Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Boards of Directors, Chief Privacy Officers, and other executives responsible for information protection.
Kristin Lovejoy, President & CEO at Acuity Solutions
Kristin Lovejoy is the President and chief executive at Acuity Solutions Corp., developers of the BlueVector Cyber Intelligence Platform, which enables security teams to hunt for threats that evade today’s defenses.
Prior to her role as President of Acuity, Kris was General Manager of the IBM Security Services Division, charged with development and delivery of managed and professional security services to IBM clients world-wide. Before her role in Services, Kris was IBM’s VP of Information Technology Risk and Global CISO, responsible for managing, monitoring and testing IBM’s corporate security and resiliency functions globally, where she also acted as Chairman of IBM’s IT Risk Steering Committee, co-Chair of IBM’s Data Security Steering committee, co-Chair of the IBM’s Social Networking committee, and member of IBM’s Enterprise Risk Steering Committee.
Today Kris is a member of a number of external boards and advisory panels, including SC Magazine’s Editorial Board, and Grotech Ventures. Before joining IBM, she was the CTO, CIO and VP of Support and Services at Consul which was acquired by IBM in 2007 as well as VP of Security Assurance Services for TruSecure Corporation.
Kris is a recognized expert in the field on security, risk, compliance and governance, with appearances in Forbes, CNBC, NPR and USA Today. Within the past five years she has been recognized as 2015 SC Magazine Top 25 Security Managers, 2014 SC Magazine Power Player, 2012 Compass Award Winner by CSO Magazine, one of E-Week’s 2012 “Top Women in Information Security That Everyone Should Know”, Top 25 CTO by InfoWorld, as Top 25 Most Influential Security Executives by Security Magazine. Ms. Lovejoy holds U.S. and EU patents for Object Oriented Risk Management Models and Methods.
Joseph Steinberg, Cybersecurity Expert, Author & Entrepreneur
Joseph Steinberg is a respected cybersecurity expert, who is the founder and CEO of SecureMySocial, which recently brought to market the world’s first system to warn people in real time if they are making inappropriate social-media posts. Earlier, he served for a decade as CEO of cybersecurity firm, Green Armor Solutions, and for 5 years in several senior capacities at Whale Communications (acquired by Microsoft).
Joseph has been calculated to be one of the top 3 cybersecurity online-influencers worldwide and is a frequent media commentator on cyber-related matters. He is the inventor of several cybersecurity technologies widely-used today; his work is cited in well-over 100 published US patents. He earned an M.S. in computer science from the Courant Institute at NYU, and is one of only 28 people worldwide to hold the suite of advanced information security certifications, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, and CSSLP, indicating that he possesses a rare, robust knowledge of information security that is both broad and deep. He has written several books (including the official study textbook for the CISSP-ISSMP exam used to certify CISOs) and hundreds of articles on information-security-related topics (primarily for Forbes and Inc. Magazine) amassing tens of millions of reads; he is known for often taking controversial positions that differ from conventional wisdom.
Joseph is a former child prodigy in information-security and hacking/cracking, who has worked in the cybersecurity industry professionally since the mid-1990s, and managed security teams since 2000. Besides serving as the CEO of cyber-product companies whose technologies he invented, Joseph serves as an expert witness and consultant on issues related to information security, and advises businesses and governments on other cybersecurity matters. He is also a member of the advisory board of multiple technology companies. Joseph is on Twitter at @JosephSteinberg
Siobhan Gorman, Cyber Security Expert & Journalist
Siobhan Gorman is a Director in the Washington DC office at Brunswick Group, an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations: a global partnership with 23 offices in 14 countries. Siobhan focuses on cybersecurity and privacy, and specializes in breach preparedness, breach crisis response, and thought leadership initiatives in the cybersecurity arena. She has authored numerous articles on cybersecurity for the Brunswick Review.
Prior to joining Brunswick, Siobhan had a successful career as a reporter, most recently at The Wall Street Journal where she spent 7 years covering topics such as cybersecurity, data and privacy issues, terrorism, counter terrorism, and intelligence. Before that, Siobhan was a Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun covering intelligence and security. From 1998 to 2005, she was a staff correspondent for National Journal covering similar issues. She started her career as a research associate for a columnist at The Washington Post. Siobhan won the 2006 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence for her coverage of the National Security Agency and in 2000 received a special citation in national magazine writing from the Education Writers Association. She has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Siobhan has worked on confidential cybersecurity breaches, as well as preparedness projects in the airline, automotive, and retail sectors. She has also worked on public affairs and reputational projects in the financial sector.
Andrew Chanin, Founder of PureFunds Hack ETF
Bloomberg Markets called Andrew the “One-Man, $1.2 Billion ETF Shop” in August of 2015 — stating he was first to market with a computer-security ETF, and he had a perfect, memorable ticker symbol (HACK). In just 8 months, Andrew attracted over a billion dollars to the HACK ETF.
As hackers have demonstrated their ability to shut down energy infrastructure, weapons defense systems, and financial markets, the cyber security industry continues to grow, offering governments and corporations protection against massive financial loss. Andrew helped create the world’s first cyber security ETF to offer investors exposure to this evolving industry. Comprised of companies that offer hardware, software, consulting and services to defend against cybercrime, the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF offers investors a transparent and efficient vehicle to invest in this burgeoning industry. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the ISE Cyber Security Index.
In addition to cyber security, Andrew and PureFunds provide additional ETFs focused on big data and analytics, FinTech, gaming, the drone market, healthcare technology, and mobile payments.
Andrew is co-founder of the Cyber Investing Summit, a conference focusing on investing in the cyber security industry, which is predicted to exceed $1 trillion in cumulative spending on products and services over the next five years from 2017 to 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures’s quarterly Cybersecurity Market Report. The Summit is held on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange.
Robert Ackerman, Cyber Security Investor
Robert Ackerman has been recognized as a Fortune 100 cybersecurity executive and is referred to as one of “Cyber’s Money Men” by major business publications for his experience and leadership in venture capital investing in Cyber Security start-up technology companies.
With 20 plus years of experience as a venture capitalist, Bob is the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based Cyber Security venture capital firm Allegis Capital and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Founder’s Equity Partners, a direct secondary investment firm that also invests in cyber security companies.
In 2015, SandHill.com reported that Bob and Allegis Capital closed on $100 million for a fund that is investing into cybersecurity startups. The Wall Street Journal reported that the fund’s target was around $150 million.
Bob is a co-founder of DataTribe, an innovative new startup studio with the mission of combining Silicon Valley startup expertise with cutting-edge cybersecurity, big data, and analytics technologies emerging from government research labs around the Washington DC Beltway.
Prior to his career as a venture capitalist, Bob was a serial entrepreneur as a CEO and founder of two successful technology companies, including leading UNIX technology company UniSoft, and InfoGear Technology Corporation, the visionary creator of the original iPhones.
Bob has a degree in Computer Science and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of California’s Haas School of Business MBA program.
Scott Behm, VP Cybersecurity Engineering & Operations at LifeLock
Scott Behm is Vice President Cybersecurity Engineering and Operations at LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE:LOCK), a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and risk management services for enterprises. LifeLock’s threat detection, proactive identity alerts, and comprehensive remediation services help provide peace of mind for consumers amid the growing threat of identity theft. Leveraging unique data, science and patented technology from ID Analytics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, LifeLock offers identity theft protection that goes significantly beyond credit monitoring.
Scott is the executive leader of Lifelock’s Enterprise Security and Cyber Defense Operations teams, which protect and defend the corporate network and respond to cyber threats against the LifeLock ecosystem.
Prior to LifeLock, Scott held several security leadership positions at BT, one of the world’s leading communications services and IT companies. His roles included Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Vice President Cybersecurity Practice, General Manager, Assure Intelligence (MSSP) and General Manager, Global Security Operations Centers. Before that, Scott spent 6 years at Counterpane Internet Security as Vice President Service Delivery. Managed Security Services — until the company was acquired by BT.
Earlier in his career, Scott held various leadership positions at McAfee, PeopleSoft and Qualys after serving as a carrier-based U.S. Naval Aviator, Air Reconnaissance community.
Scott is a Certified CISO (EC-Council), a CISM – Certified Information Security Manager (ISACA), and a PMP – Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute).
Scott graduated from the University Colorado Boulder with a B.S. in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
Eric Hipkins, Founder, Chairman & CEO at root9B
Eric Hipkins is founder of root9B, a leading provider of cyber defense services to corporations and governments globally. Eric has served as root9B’s CEO since May 2011, where he has built a team of more than 50 tier-I Cyber Network Operators and Security Specialists, focused on advanced adversary pursuit (HUNT).
An accomplished cyber and intelligence professional with more than 25 years of specialty experience in advanced cyber and technical intelligence operations, Eric is a military veteran with an extensive background across the Department of Defense, Intelligence and Commercial community. He has earned more than 12 nationally recognized certifications, including professionalization by the National Security Agency as an Intelligence Analyst and Adjunct Faculty.
Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management and is a graduate of the prestigious Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program. His professional background spans numerous assignments across the Cyber and Cryptology community including senior positions within the U.S. Intelligence Community, Special Programs and Special Operations Community. Eric served as a focal point and SME for the United States Army’s involvement in cyber operations.
A global war on terrorism veteran who served multiple tours within hostile and denied areas, Eric’s final tour included the development and leadership of the Presidential Weapons of Mass Destruction Iraq Survey Group cyber forensic effort. He led the effort in support of President George W. Bush, providing weekly updates to members of Congress and the Intelligence Community.
Eric Hipkins is the recipient of the distinguished Knowlton Award for significant intelligence contributions to the United States of America. The Knowlton Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Military Intelligence in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipients, their superiors, subordinates, and peers. These individuals must also demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and moral character, display an outstanding degree of professional competence, and serve the MI Corps with distinction. This award was established in 1995 by MICA (Military Intelligence Corps Association) in support of the MI Corps
Eric is a member of the newly formed Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Cybersecurity subcommittee. The subcommittee provides recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security senior leadership on the protection of the electric grid, water systems, telecommunications and other lifeline infrastructure sectors.
Dr. Eric Cole, Cyber Scientist, Author & Educator
Dr. Eric Cole is CEO at Secure Anchor Consulting, a provider of information protection services to Fortune 500 corporations, as well as government, military, energy, IT and legal industries. He is a technology visionary and industry recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience.
Eric is Director of Research; Architecture Director of Cyber Defense Curriculum at SANS Institute, the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. For more than 15 years Eric has been a lead instructor and course developer, and established “Security 401: SANS Security Essentials,” the most popular SANS Institute course — which introduces users to the critical components of network security. He was previously Dean of Faculty at SANS Technology Institute — an independent subsidiary of the SANS Institute — an accredited, master’s level graduate school focused exclusively on cyber security degree programs and research.
Eric was previously Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Americas at McAfee. As chief technology evangelist, he focused on identification and capture of intellectual property, as well as driving new innovations across the company, with the chief goal of positioning the company for acquisition. Intel acquired McAfee in 2010 for $7.68 billion.
Prior to McAfee, Eric was Chief Scientist and Senior Fellow at Lockheed Martin, where he performed research and development in secure network design, perimeter defense, vulnerability discovery, penetration testing, and intrusion detection systems. He played a lead technical advisory role in several security-focused projects for federal clients, including the intelligence community, Department of Defense, FBI Sentinel program, DHS Eagle program, Jet Propulsion Lab, FBI IATI program and the decommissioned Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Earlier in his career, Eric spent five years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a Program Manager and Technical Director. Eric’s time in the intelligence community solidified his desire to use technology in support of our country, and to protect both public and private resources from cyber adversaries.
Eric is a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. He has appeared on CNN, 60 Minutes, and the History Channel providing security expert insight. In addition, he has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and IEEE Security and Privacy.
An accomplished author, Eric has written several books, including Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Site, Network Security Bible, and Insider Threat
Eric has a master’s degree in computer science from NYIT and a Doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security.
Phil Agcaoili, CISO of Elavon, SVP at US Bancorp
Phil Agcaoili is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Elavon — a top 5 payment processor used by more than 1 million businesses — and Senior Vice President at US Bancorp (NYSE: USB), the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. Phil is the former CISO of Cox Communications, VeriSign and SecureIT, and helped transform security at GE, Alcatel, Scientific-Atlanta, Cisco and Dell. He is a change agent, mentor, and innovator, trusted to keep the largest brands safe by establishing and maturing reasonable security practices. Phil’s teams are recognized for their achievements, and many of his leaders head other successful global teams.
Phil has impacted the privacy and information security industries for 25 years through his leadership and innovation in policy/standards bodies and industry think tanks. He’s a privacy/trust leader as a Distinguished Fellow and Chairman of the Ponemon Institute Fellows. He’s shaping payments security on the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors. He’s shaped U.S. cybersecurity and privacy as Co-Chair of Communications Sector Coordinating Council and FCC CSRIC, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Communications ISAC, FS-ISAC and PPISC. He set cloud standards as co-inventor/author Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix and STAR trust registry, eDiscovery with EDRM, and privacy/security attestations through AICPA SOC 2 (SSAE 16 SAS 70). Phil served on advisory boards for CIO, CSO and Information Security Magazines.
A seasoned entrepreneur and trusted business advisor, Phil serves on Boards for several startups and venture funds. As a serial entrepreneur, he was involved in consecutive successful startups as an early member at Internet Devices (acquired by Alcatel), Chief Security Architect at Scientific-Atlanta (acquired by Cisco) and co-founded SecureIT (sold to VeriSign).
Phil won the inaugural Information Security Executive of the Decade Award, 2014 Top 25 Global Breakaway Leader Award, 2012 RSAC Excellence in the Field of Security Practices, 2010 Information Security Magazine Security 7 Award, 2009 ISE of the Year, and in the East Greenbush Education Foundation Hall of Fame.
Dr. Anita D’Amico, Director at Secure Decisions
Dr. Anita D’Amico is Director at Secure Decisions and oversees all R&D and product development. She is both a human factors psychologist and a specialist in information security situational awareness.
Anita created the Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, Inc. in 2000, to develop new technologies to enhance cyber situational awareness, and built it into a recognized leader in government-sponsored cyber security research. Secure Decisions has transitioned three network defense visualization technologies from the laboratory into operational use. Code Dx is the most recent transition success, bringing technology that offers an easy and affordable path to software assurance from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace.
Anita has conducted several cognitive and decision analyses of information security analysts. The results of one of those analyses were used to design a new visualization tool that has been adopted for use by the Department of Homeland Security at US-CERT. She has also led the development of technologies for improving the decision-making of network defenders through visualization, and assessing the mission impact of cyber incidents. Her work was nominated twice for best Small Business Innovation Research of the year by DARPA.
Prior to joining Applied Visions, she was the founder and head of the Information Warfare Team at Northrop Grumman.
John E. Dunn, Security Writer & Editor
He was mostly recently security editor and co-founder at Techworld and Computerworld UK, published by IDG. He covers cybersecurity, computer networking and cloud systems. After authoring the War on Error blog for 11 years he now vents his personal views on the Captured User cybersecurity blog.
John helped launch Techworld in 2003, which delivers a unique blend of analysis, features and expert advice on topics including mobile, apps, AI, drones, cloud, cyber security, big data, wearable tech, social media, user experience, e-commerce and IT startups. Techworld has been an industry leader in business technology publishing for more than a decade.
A worldwide audience of CIOs, CISOs, IT leaders, and IT security practitioners, follow John’s breaking stories, insights, and unique observations.
For the past 14 years, John has written about the IT security economy, cybersecurity startups, emerging players, and major security vendors, IT security products and services, hacks and data breaches, ransomware, cybercrime trends in the UK and Europe, and the latest in mobile security and privacy.
John started in IT journalism as technical editor of Personal Computer Magazine in 1992, before progressing to become editor of Network World (formerly LAN Magazine), Network Week and startup magazine Tornado-Insider. He has also freelanced for a number of technical publications in the technology, science and business fields.
Scott Schober, Cybersecurity Inventor & Author
Scott Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 40-year-old New Jersey-based privately held company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. As an experienced software engineer, Scott also invents BVS’ cell phone detection tools, used to enforce a ‘no cell phone policy’. These instruments are effectively used around the globe to find contraband cell phones smuggled into correctional as well as secure federal facilities.
Scott is a highly sought after subject expert on the topic of Cybersecurity for media appearances and commentary. He is often seen on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CCTV America, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, MSNBC and many more. His precautionary advice is heard on dozens of radio stations such as National Public Radio, Sirius XM Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and The Peggy Smedley Show. He regularly presents on visionary issues at conferences around the globe discussing wireless technology and its role in the current Cybersecurity breaches along with his vision for best practices to stay safe in the future. Scott has been interviewed in WSJ, Forbes, Fortune, Success, NY Daily News, Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times.
Scott educates all business around the world about how to prepare for a future of Cybersecurity and corporate espionage, opening their eyes to this ever deepening black hole of liability. He also shares his insights into covert cell phone detection and creates awareness to the subtle but powerful influence of drones. He has spoken at ShowMeCon, GovSec, Counter Terror expo, ISS Americas, Espionage Research International, Connected World, ConstrucTech, IEEE, GSM World Congress and many more events.
Scott is author of ‘Hacked Again‘, which details the ins and outs of a cybersecurity expert and CEO of a top wireless security tech firm, Scott Schober, as he struggles to understand the motives and mayhem behind his being hacked. By day, he runs a successful security company and reports on the latest cyber breaches in the hopes of offering solace and security tips to millions of viewers. But Scott begins to realize his worst fears are only a hack away as he falls prey to an invisible enemy.
Scott is a regular contributor covering cybersecurity on the Huffington Post.
Marc Goodman, Best-Selling Author & Cyber Risk Expert
Marc Goodman is a New York Times Best-Selling author, global strategist and consultant focused on the profound change technology is having on security, business and international affairs. He is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and currently serves as the Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in international cyber crime and terrorism working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the UN Counterterrorism Task Force, NATO and the US Government.
Marc frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence and has operated in more than 70 countries around the world. His professional experiences include working as a street police officer, undercover investigator and counter-terrorism strategist, as well as briefing myriad cabinet ministers and heads of government, including the White House. Mr. Goodman’s current areas of research include the security implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, crypto-currencies, synthetic biology, virtual reality and the Internet of Things.
Marc holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and a Master of Science in the Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics. In addition, he has served as a Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s MediaX Laboratory. He is on the advisory board of The AI Initiative, part of The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Security
Marc is the author of Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World, from Random House/Doubleday. Future Crimes is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Seller, was selected as Amazon’s Best Business Book of 2015 and has been named one of The Washington Post’s Top Ten Best Books of 2015. Future Crimes is in its ninth printing and has been translated into 11 languages.
Marc has published widely on a variety of emerging technology issues including articles with the The Economist, Wired, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Oxford University Press, Jane’s Intelligence Review and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. He has been interviewed by BBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, NBC, PBS, the Washington Post, LA Times, Le Monde, Larry King, Tim Ferriss, and many others. A sought-after speaker, Marc’s TED talk “A Vision of Crimes in the Future,” has been viewed over 1.2 million times and translated into 26 languages.
Follow Marc on Twitter at @FutureCrimes.