2018 RETR3AT Conference
Audio and Slides from 2018 Plenary Sessions
- Welcome to Retr3at 2018 (Dr. Paul Maurer)
- The Total Cost of Cyber Risk (Dan Wilson)
- I, For One, Welcome Our New AI Overlords (Ed Skoudis)
- Building A Cybersecurity Program for Small- and Mid-Sized Companies (Pete Seeber)
- The New Cyber Strategy and Government (Plenary Panel: David Thompson)
- The Future of Cyber and It Ain’t the Jetsons (Rep. Jason Saine)
- Cybersecurity Consequences (Plenary Panel: Joanie Myers)
Thursday, November 1, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fall Business Connection Luncheon, Cyber Threat Intelligence (Renaissance Hotel – Asheville)
Speaker: Diana Parr; Strategist, Cybersecurity Operations, National Security Agency
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cybersecurity Advisory Council Meeting – Closed Meeting
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cybersecurity Advisory Council Meets with Montreat College Students – Closed Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
VIP Reception for Speakers & Sponsors
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Capture the Flag (Cybersecurity Operations Teaching Lab, Belk Center)
Friday, November 2, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast, Networking, Registration (Anderson Lobby)
8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome (Anderson Auditorium)
Dr. Paul J. Maurer; President, Montreat College
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Panel: Cybersecurity Consequences (Anderson Auditorium)
Keynote Moderator & Guide: Joan Myers; Director of Strategic Relationships & Innovation, Fulcrum
Keynote Panelists: Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo; Commander, United States Army Special Operations Command, Retired
Tiffany Lopez-Winters; Chief Operating Officer, D4C Global
Todd McCracken; President & CEO, National Small Business Association
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Breakout Session 1: Cyber Risk (Anderson Auditorium)
Speaker: Dan Wilson; Cyber Security Risk Consultant, AIG
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Breakout Session 2: Personal Cyber Exposure @Home and @Work (Upper Anderson)
Mike Muscatell; Sr. Information Security Manager, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Breakout Session 3: Daily Cyber Hygiene for the Trenches (McGowan)
Kelli Burgin; Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Cybersecurity, Montreat College
10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Networking Break (Anderson Lobby)
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Plenary Address: I, For One, Welcome Our New AI Overlords (Anderson Auditorium)
Speaker: Ed Skoudis; Counter Hack Founder, SANS Faculty Fellow, and Montreat College Adjunct Faculty
12 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Lunch (Assembly Inn)
12 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Security gadgets live demo: Apps, Gadgets & Tips to Help You Keep Your Personal Data Private (McGowan Center)
Francie Black; Technology Consultant, Trainer, Writer
12 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Predictive modeling in cybersecurity using data analytics (Gaither Fellowship Hall)
Speaker: Bryan Harris; Vice President, Cyber Research & Development, SAS
1:10 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Plenary Panel: The new cyber strategy industry and government (Anderson Auditorium)
Moderator: David Thompson; Founder, EdgePoint LTD
Panelists: Chris Cleary; Vice President of Business Development & Strategy, Cyber and SIGINT Solutions, Leidos Cyber
Brian N. Cyprian, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Brian A. Gouker; Division Chief, National Security Agency’s College of Cyber
2:15 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Breakout Session 1: Building a cybersecurity program for small and mid-size companies (Anderson Auditorium)
Speaker: Pete Seeber; CEO & Co-Founder, Rocus Networks
2:15 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Breakout Session 2: Ethics & Character in Cybersecurity (Upper Anderson)
Moderator: Mark Wells; Professor of Ethics/Philosophy, Montreat College
Panelists: Mark Pickel; Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, The Biltmore Company
Casey Marquette; AVP for Global Cyber Security, Cognizant
Dan Wilson; Cybersecurity Risk Analyst, AIG
2:15 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Breakout Session 3: Tabletop for Managers (McGowan Center)
Facilitated by Shawn Dorsey; Director of Americas Incident Response, Symantec
3:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break (Anderson Lobby)
3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Plenary: The Future of Cyber and It Ain’t the Jetsons (Anderson Auditorium)
Speaker: Rep. Jason Saine; North Carolina House, House Appropriations Chairman of Information Technology
4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks (Anderson Auditorium)
Dr. Paul J. Maurer; President, Montreat College
Keynote Speaker: Joan Myers
Director of Strategic Relationships & Innovation, Fulcrum
Joan Myers is a transformational leader committed to ensuring and developing the United States competitiveness and global presence. As an early-adopter and creative problem-solver of large cyber solutions, security and threat development systems, she possesses an extensive knowledge of US global relations. She is an inspiring and energizing team builder successfully bridging global cultural constituencies and digital domains in collaborative environments.
Ms. Myers is the Director of Strategic Relationships & Innovation at Fulcrum. Former positions include Co-founder, Strategic Link Partners, Director, Special Operation Forces (SOF) & Cyber Technologies, ARA, Director, Special Projects for the Partnership for Defense Innovation, Director, U.S. Policy for SAS, President and CEO of the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), and she served as an Assistant Secretary for the NC Department of Transportation. Ms. Myers has deep expertise in cyber security, contingency planning, enterprise risk management, high threat scenarios, resiliency, logistics and asset protection.
In 2013 Joan was conferred The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the State of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor for her work in technology, innovation, STEM education and national security. Joan is the winner of the 2007 Women of Achievement Award, 2003 Business Leader Magazine Woman Extraordinaire and was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Triangle Business Journal in 2001. She is the founder of the Eisenhower Fellowships NC Alumni Network and is a member of the International Counterterrorism Association, NACD, ASIS, and the OSS Society.
Technology Consultant, Trainer, Writer
Francie Black has 20 years of experience in technology product training, project management, software development management, and business development. As a senior management consultant, she consulted with Fortune 500 companies, as well as early stage tech startups. Now an independent technology consultant, Black works with various companies doing project management and technology training. She has syndicated technology segments that air on TV stations across the country. You can also see her each week on ABC WLOS News “Tech Time” segment and read her blog at ipadwisdom.com. Black earned her bachelor’s in business and marketing from UNC Charlotte and her MBA from Pepperdine University.
Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Cybersecurity, Montreat College
Kelli Burgin began teaching in the Cybersecurity program at Montreat College in January of 2016. Prior to coming to Montreat, she was the IT coordinator at Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, Iowa. There she wore many hats, including the roles of HIPAA security officer, help desk manager, information security officer, project manager, meaningful use coordinator, and PACS administrator and trainer. Burgin earned her B.A from the University of Northern Iowa. She received CompTIA A+ certification in 2000 and CompTIA Network+ credentials in 2002. In 2004, she completed her M.S. in Computer Information Systems at Bellevue University. In 2015, she was awarded the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) from (ISC)2.
Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Leidos Cyber
Mr. Cleary is a recognized expert in the field of computer network operations and has been a true trailblazer in both the commercial security world and the Navy´s information warfare community. He is currently Leidos’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Cyber and SIGINT Solutions, based in Columbia, Maryland. Mr. Cleary’s commercial experience prior to joining Leidos includes director of business development and strategy at Tenable Solutions, client partner with Verizon Enterprise Solutions, director of cyber intelligence with L3 Communications, president of Vir-Sec Government Services, and senior manager of intelligence programs for Sparta. Mr. Cleary is also a Commander in the Navy Reserves where he spent 16 of 24 years on active duty supporting a variety of commands including US CYBER COMMAND, National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He has deployed four times, twice supporting combat operations in Iraq. Mr. Cleary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College. His military education includes the Surface Warfare Officer School, Naval Intelligence Officer Course, and the Naval War College. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Program Management Professional (PMP). He has been a lecturer at the United States Naval Academy, Federal Aviation Administration, Naval Postgraduate School, The New School of Design, National Defense University, and the DEFCON Security Conference.
Brian N. Cyprian
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Brian N. Cyprian has been a Special Agent since 2005 and supervisor for the Charlotte Cyber Task Force since March 2016. Cyprian develops strategy to defeat cyber adversaries and to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. He is responsible for informing critical stakeholders and citizens of vulnerabilities and schemes targeting the United States, specifically those who are located North Carolina. Both criminal and national security computer intrusions are investigated by the Charlotte Cyber Task Force and emphasis is placed on proactively developing relationships prior to cyber incidents. Prior to reporting to Charlotte, Cyprian was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Cyber Division, where he managed national security computer intrusion investigations. Cyprian has a B.S. in computer information systems and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He has several computer certifications, including the CISSP and GIAC’s Certified Intrusion Analyst.
Director of Americas Incident Response, Symantec
Shawn Dorsey is the director of Americas incident response for Symantec. In this role, he leads a team of investigators that helps clients identify, contain, and eradicate the threat of increasingly sophisticated attack actors as part of Symantec’s Incident Response Service. Prior to joining Symantec, Dorsey worked as a forensic analyst for the Sony Corporation Global Security Incident Response Team. He previously served as a special agent with the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for over a decade, as well as an assistant district attorney for the State of Louisiana in New Orleans, and a signals intelligence analyst and Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army.
College of Cyber Division Chief, National Security Agency
In his current role, Brian Gouker is responsible for several agency and national programs. He directs the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Cyber Operations programs, the GenCyber K-12 cyber summer camp initiative, a highly selective NSA technical summer internship program, and manages advanced cyber education programs for NSA civilians and U.S. Cyber Command military forces. Brian is also the U.S. government’s senior representative to a NATO project which is building the strategy for International Military Cyber workforce development. Gouker is the past Visiting Professor and the first-ever Chair for Cyber Studies at the U.S. Army War College. He has completed external assignments at the FBI, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Commerce, and with Verisign, Inc.. And he has also held numerous technical, leadership and liaison positions inside NSA. He has additionally served as a mathematics and a computer science adjunct faculty member with Park University and Harrisburg Area Community College. A retired Air Force Officer, Gouker holds technical and advanced degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Houston Baptist University, and the U.S. Army War College.
Vice President for Research and Development for Cyber Analytics, SAS Institute
Bryan Harris serves as the vice president of research and development for cyber analytics at SAS Institute. With over 20 years of technical and executive expertise in the development and deployment of advanced analytic solutions for the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and commercial industries, Mr. Harris has led extensive research and development of analytic techniques for cyber threat detection as well as the integration of stream processing technologies that can support both the volume and velocity demands of today’s sensor-driven environments. Mr. Harris holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Drexel University.
Chief Operating Officer, D4C Global
Tiffany Lopez-Winters is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of D4C Global, a counterintelligence consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Ms. Lopez-Winters has over twenty years’ experience in federal law enforcement, counterintelligence, and cybersecurity. She has worked in several echelons of the U.S. Intelligence Community, most recently supporting the National Intelligence Manager for Cyber (NIM-Cyber) at the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) office. She has supported the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, where she brought to bear the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force in meeting Secretary of Defense objectives. Ms. Lopez-Winters served in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as an officer, special agent, and computer crimes Investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where she developed and implemented Air Force-wide strategies for enhanced cyber effects-based operations. In addition to her work with the USAF, Ms. Lopez-Winters provided her expertise across the federal government, including with the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and others. Her current work with D4C Global puts her on the forefront of direct security engagements against the most challenging cyber threats facing our nation.
AVP for Global Cyber Security, Cognizant
Casey Marquette is currently AVP, global cyber security for Cognizant. He is responsible for expanding and managing the Corporate Cyber Security Program globally. Prior to Cognizant, he served as the business unit information security officer for Omnicare, as well as senior director of security operations for CVS Health. At CVS, he was responsible for security services consisting of security architecture, engineering, security operations, forensics, electronic discovery, threat intelligence, incident response, and red teaming. Prior to joining CVS Health, Marquette worked for Johnson & Johnson, leading a global team responsible for protecting assets for 260 operating companies in 60 countries. He joined Johnson & Johnson from Medco, where he had experience assessing and mitigating risk. Prior to his work in the private sector, Marquette worked in law enforcement as a police lieutenant in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Casey graduated from Norwich University with a Master of Science in Information Assurance and attended the FBI CISO Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In addition, he holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certifications. He serves on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Cyber Security Working Group, is the FBI Healthcare Sector Co-Chief for Greater Cincinnati, and is a member of the Montreat College Cybersecurity Advisory Council.
President, Montreat College
Dr. Paul J. Maurer brings a wealth of experience as the eighth president of Montreat College. As a visionary and results-driven Christian leader, he believes deeply in the value of Christ-centered higher education. Drawing from more than 25 years of leadership in nonprofit and higher education administration, Dr. Maurer has led efforts in governance, organizational development, marketing and communications, adult and graduate studies, and government relations.
President & CEO, National Small Business Association
Todd McCracken currently serves as president of National Small Business Association (NSBA), directing all activities of the advocacy-oriented association. Mr. McCracken became president of NSBA in 1997. He started with the association in 1988, previously serving as vice president of government affairs. Mr. McCracken represents NSBA before the U.S. Congress and myriad other settings. As director of its government affairs arm, Mr. McCracken plays a key role in developing NSBA’s policies on issues and the strategies in implementing them. Since coming to the association, Mr. McCracken has testified before Congress numerous times about issues ranging from fundamental health care reform to tax code restructuring. Mr. McCracken also is a frequent commentator in the media, having appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and NBC Nightly News as well as in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and myriad other publications. As a non-partisan organization, NSBA works proactively with elected and administration officials to promote policies that support small business growth and development. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small business organization. It was founded in 1937. A native of New Mexico, Mr. McCracken is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a bachelor’s in economics.
Senior Information Security Manager, Snyders-Lance Inc.
Mike Muscatell is a seasoned IT veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the information security field. He is a certified ethical hacker. And he was honored as one of the “Top 100 Professionals in the Information Security Field” by Strathmore’s for 2014. He is a member of a number of security organizations, including Infragard and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cyber Committee.
Strategist for Cybersecurity Operations, National Security Agency
Diana Parr is a Strategist for Cybersecurity Operations at the National Security Agency (NSA). She is directly involved in strategic planning for developing, coordinating, and synchronizing government counter cyber strategies by engaging across U.S. government and international partners with the goal of combating the growing cybersecurity threat. In 2017, she was a Legislative Fellow in the Brookings Legis Congressional Fellowship program where she developed Cybersecurity legislation for Congressman Ted Lieu from California. Prior to her year on Capitol Hill, she served as the chief of the Information Assurance team at the NSA Pentagon office supporting cybersecurity policy and requirements. Before joining the government, she spent 20 years in private industry, including four years in Silicon Valley during the beginning of the internet era. Ms. Parr has degrees in information systems management and in strategic security studies. Upon receiving her graduate degree, she decided to take her knowledge and experience to the academic community by becoming an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), teaching in their cybersecurity graduate program. She is currently teaching a class titled Cyber Threat Intelligence.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, The Biltmore Company
Mark Pickel has been employed by The Biltmore Company in Asheville, North Carolina since 2000, currently holding the position of chief technology officer. His responsibilities include creating and executing technology strategy for all Biltmore companies, including digitalization, technology infrastructure, and cybersecurity initiatives. Interests include understanding the influence of organizational culture on leadership behaviors and outcomes, strategy development, business anthropology, and ethics. Mr. Pickel is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (MBA and BBA) in economics and finance. He is currently completing the Doctor of Business Administration program at Liberty University with a specialization in leadership, focusing his research on organizational culture and cybersecurity ethics. He also holds the Certified Treasury Professional designation.
Chairman of the Appropriations Committee on Information Technology, North Carolina House of Representatives
Representative Jason Saine represents the 97th House District, which encompasses Lincoln County, N.C. Rep. Saine is serving his third full term in the North Carolina House after being appointed in 2011. Rep. Saine was appointed by Speaker Tim Moore to serve as Senior Chairman for the House Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for tax and fiscal policy, and in that role Chairman Saine has passed over a billion dollars in tax decreases for working families in North Carolina. Rep. Saine also chairs the Appropriations: Information Technology Committee. Rep. Saine also serves as the Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council. In this role he works with legislators across the United States to support model policies that advance limited government, free markets, and federalism. He is married to Kathryn Saine, who is a Director of the Lincoln County Senior Center. They have one son, Jackson, who is in fifth grade at Lincoln Charter School.
CEO & Founder, Rocus Networks
Pete Seeber is the CEO and founder at Rocus Networks, a cybersecurity solutions and consulting organization. He brings a wealth of business and entrepreneurial expertise to Rocus Networks from his 20+ years of experience in professional services, large scale consulting, and information technology. He has proven himself as an industry leader in several different verticals, including financial services, healthcare, utilities, retail, distribution, and hospitality. Prior to starting Rocus Networks, Pete served as a managing partner at Vaco, a national IT, finance, and accounting consulting firm. Pete was a founding member of the management team at Blueharbor Bank in the Lake Norman area where he was instrumental in the launch of the bank as well as the $20+ million capital raise. Pete has a consulting background at Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton and holds an accounting degree from Wake Forest University.
Founder of Counter Hack
Ed Skoudis is a leading professional “ethical hacker.” He is a teaching fellow at the SANS Institute, a private U.S. company that specializes in information security and cybersecurity training. He is also the CEO of CounterHack and appears as a cybersecurity expert on the PBS series NOVA. Skoudis got started in computer security while in college and, after graduating, found work at Bellcore, a division of the Bell System. Following a stint in operator services, he jumped into computer security with gusto, helping respond to attacks against phone company networks. Skoudis then moved from Bellcore to SAIC, where he branched out to work with large banks, major high-tech firms, and other Fortune 500 companies. Later, he started performing incident response and penetration testing for government agencies and military customers. Skoudis received his master’s in information networking from Carnegie-Mellon in 2002 and his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1991.
Founder and Principal, EdgePoint Consulting
David Thompson founded EdgePoint after more than 15 years of experience in Washington, D.C. He served in the George W. Bush White House and worked for a top lobbying and consulting firm in Washington where he developed strong networks on Capitol Hill and across the federal agencies. Before that, Thompson worked at Fox News for Hannity and Colmes and the O’Reilly Factor in New York City. Over the years, he has built and managed strong teams and books of business providing a full suite of consulting services in the areas of cybersecurity, defense, intelligence, homeland security, healthcare, education, international joint ventures, real estate ventures, and others. Thompson’s government skill sets are industry-agnostic. Rather, it is in understanding the “formula of government” and how to make it work for his clients. His experience working in the defense and intelligence communities provides rare insight into opportunities that are “off the beaten path.” He also maintains strong relationships in the private equity, foundation, and non-profit communities that augment his ability to service EdgePoint’s clients effectively.
Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo
Special Operations Commander (Retired), United States Army
Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo was commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy into the infantry in 1983. After serving his initial tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, Tovo completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and transferred to Special Forces. He served as a Special Forces detachment, company, battalion, and group commander in the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Tovo’s additional assignments included serving as a plans officer with 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta and Joint Headquarters Center (NATO); aide- de-camp to the commander, Stabilization Force, Bosnia; chief of staff, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC); deputy commanding general, Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR); deputy commanding general, 1st Armored Division/U.S. Division Center, Iraq; commanding general, Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT); and commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (CSTC-A/NTM-A). Most recently, Tovo served as the military deputy commander of U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Fla. His operational assignments include the first Gulf War, refugee relief operations in Northern Iraq, noncombatant evacuation operations in Sierra Leone, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia on two occasions, five tours in Iraq, and one tour in Afghanistan.
Professor of Ethics/Philosophy, Montreat College
Dr. Mark Wells is currently professor of philosophy and ethics at Montreat College, in Montreat, N.C. He holds a bachelor’s in religion and philosophy from Friends University, a master’s in theology and biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in theology from Baylor University. Dr. Wells has also done post-graduate work in philosophy at University of South Carolina. He has earned three summer fellowships to study the works of Soren Kierkegaard at St. Olaf College and has been on fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. on two occasions as well. Dr. Wells is interested in the dynamics of human transformation and how that is accomplished via ethical training, habituation, and mindset. He is also interested in how corporate culture affects individual ethics and how moral development is shaped by communities.
Cybersecurity Risk Analyst, AIG
Dan Wilson is a cyber risk consultant with over 15 years of experience in IT security. In his current role, he acts as a subject matter expert on cyber risks & solutions, acting as a technical resource for AIG underwriters, brokers, and clients. He is also responsible for partner & business/services development to help AIG clients improve their security posture & maturity. Prior to joining AIG, Wilson worked for IBM as the leader of the North American X-Force Cybersecurity Assessment and Response Team. His practice was responsible for helping clients take a proactive approach towards preparing for and reducing the risks associated with cybersecurity incidents. His teams provided services that included ethical hacking, application security assessments, incident response planning, and IT forensics. He also has experience in malware defense, security policy development, and helping clients assess IT security programs and where improvements can be made and risks reduced. He is currently a certified security consultant & certified CISO with a bachelors in computer science from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Regis University.