Anne Kuhns Information Security Professional, Former CISO for The Walt Disney Company

Opening Keynote Speaker

Anne is the former Vice President, Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer for The Walt Disney Company.  She has been involved in information security for over 13 years and has developed, implemented and managed information security strategies and programs that include security awareness, policies and standards, vulnerability management, third party risk assessment, data loss protection, intrusion detection, incident response and emergency management, and business continuity. 

She has spoken on numerous information security topics and is active in the information security community.  Anne was the recipient of the ISE 2012 Information Security Leadership Luminary Award and was recognized as the 2007 ISE Information Security Executive of the Year (Southeast). She holds CISSP and CRISC certifications, lives in Orlando, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida.  Her firm belief is that for people to be successful today they must continually learn, unlearn and relearn rapidly.

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G. Mark Hardy Founder and President, National Security Corporation

G. Mark Hardy is the founder and president of National Security Corporation.  He has been providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 30 years, and is an internationally recognized expert who has spoken at over 250 events world-wide.  G. Mark serves on the Advisory Board of CyberWATCH, an Information Assurance/Information Security Advanced Technology Education Center of the National Science Foundation.  A graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a BS in Computer Science, a BA in Mathematics, a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Strategic Studies, and holds the GSLC, CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

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Tom Ritter Principal Security Engineer, iSEC Partners


Tom Ritter is a Principal Security Engineer at iSEC Partners, performing application and system penetration testing and analysis for multiple platforms and environments. He leads engagements testing web applications of varying backends including .Net, Java, C/C++, and Python, internal and external network assessments, architecture and hardware reviews, protocol analyses, and mobile application reviews.  Tom has presented at security conferences in Europe, North and South America and is involved in IETF & W3C Standards Groups relating to secure protocols. His research interests are centered around cryptography, anonymity, and privacy.

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Ernesto DiGiambattista Chief Technology & Security Officer, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group

Ernesto DiGiambattista is responsible for defining Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group’s information technology vision and enabling technology solutions, which provide Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group the ability to better service their members, participants, associates and partners. Ernesto has over seventeen years of experience in executing within a global enterprise risk management environment by providing business and technology solutions for the financial services and related industries.

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Edward Gardner Director, Infrastructure and Security Operations, Homesite Insurance


Edward has been Director of Infrastructure and Security Operations at Homesite Insurance since 2009. He oversees all aspects of Operational Security, IT Audit, Telecommunications, Infrastructure Operations, Service Desk and Vendor Management. This included establishing a PCI compliance program as well as a Model Audit Rule compliance program in IT. Homesite’s security department has grown to several engineers and participates in all aspects of security, including identity theft and insurance fraud investigations.


Prior to Homesite, Ed spent 5 years at SoundBite Communications, a telecommunications provider in charge of security and compliance, creating and running the PCI compliance and SOX ITGC programs leading up to and through the public offering.


Ed's career has provided him with extensive experience in operational security, compliance delivery and audit management, including PCI/DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley and auditable internal Financial and General Computer control environment implementations, as well as broad technical infrastructure, project management, delivery and software development expertise.

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John R. Schramm, CISA, CISSP Vice President of Global Information Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer (CIRO), Manulife Financial


John R. Schramm, CISA, CISSP is the Vice President of Global Information Risk Management and Chief Information Risk Officer (CIRO) at Manulife Financial where he has accountability for Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management, Technology Risk Management and Information Risk services across divisions globally. His responsibilities include board reporting on the status of the information risk management program and regulatory coordination for global information risk matters. 

Prior to joining Manulife, Mr. Schramm served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Security for Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts.Mr. Schramm has technical and management experience in security architecture, policy development, organizational design, process development, program management, technology evaluation, network design, Internet and eCommerce systems design, systems engineering and financial management. Mr. Schramm received his Bachelor of Science from the Babson College School of Management in Accounting in 1991, and his Masters in Telecommunications from Boston University in 2002.

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William Lewis Director of Information Technology, State Garden, Inc.


William Lewis is the Director of Information Technology for State Garden, Inc. William has over 17 years IT experience working on a wide verity of systems for small to large organizations. He is currently developing an ever-evolving mobile device security policy measuring the risks and rewards of BYOD as well as conducting a full audit of all IT systems and policies within the organization. William recently spoke at the 2013 Untied Security Summit on the topic of BYOD.

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Rich Mogull Analyst & CEO, Securosis

Rich has twenty years experience in information security, physical security, and risk management. He specializes in cloud, application and data security, emerging security technologies, and security management.

Prior to founding Securosis, Rich was a Research Vice President at Gartner on the security team where he also served as research co-chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Prior to his seven years at Gartner, Rich worked as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager at the University of Colorado, and systems and network administrator.

Rich is the Security Editor of TidBITS, a columnist for Dark Reading, and a frequent contributor to publications ranging from Information Security Magazine to Macworld. He is a frequent industry speaker at events including the RSA Security Conference and DefCon, and has spoken on every continent except Antarctica (where he's happy to speak for free-- assuming travel is covered).

Rich Mogull is a member of the 2013 TechTarget Editorial Speaker Bureau and has spoken at numerous TechTarget editorial events in previous years.

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Jack Madden Editor, BrianMadden.com and SearchVirtualDesktop.com

Jack Madden writes about everything related to enterprise mobility management at BrianMadden.com. He was the editor of ConsumerizeIT.com (now a part of BrianMadden.com) and has also contributed to SearchVirtualDesktop.com. Jack is the co-creator of the Consumerization Nation podcast, and has spoken at BriForum, Citrix Synergy, and other events throughout the US. Jack was a co-author of The VDI Delusion, and his book Enterprise Mobility Management 2013 will be published this April.

Jack Madden has been a member of the TechTarget Editorial Speaker Bureau since its formation in 2012.

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Karen Scarfone Principal Consultant, Scarfone Cybersecurity

Karen Scarfone is the Principal Consultant for Scarfone Cybersecurity in Clifton, Virginia. She provides cybersecurity publication consulting services, specializing in network and system security guidelines. Karen was formerly a Senior Computer Scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she oversaw the development of system and network security publications for Federal civilian agencies and the public. She has co-authored over 50 NIST Special Publications and Interagency Reports during the past ten years. Karen holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and a master’s degree in technical writing. Her security domains include general security engineering and administration, wired and wireless network security, host security, incident response, intrusion detection, log management, vulnerability measurement, and security automation.

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