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Keynote and MC, CEO IT Harvest

Topic – Do This Now: Next Gen Cloud Transformation Strategies

Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 29 countries on six continents. He is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He writes for Forbes and The Analyst Syndicate. Stiennon was Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that he was VP Research at Gartner, Inc. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London.


Co-Founder and CEO, Spycloud

Topic – Turning the Tide: Dragging Criminals Out of the Shadows

Ted Ross is a 28-year industry veteran in the network and security industries. His career includes roles at Walmart, Tipping Point, and HP.  Ross built HP’s threat intelligence practice as Director of Threat Intelligence focusing on select adversarial nation’s cyber capabilities.  In late 2016, Ted launched SpyCloud, Inc as CEO and Co-Founder.




Executive Vice President, InfoBlox 


 Cricket Liu is the co-author of all of O’Reilly’s Nutshell Handbooks on the Domain Name System, DNS and BIND, “DNS on Windows NT,” DNS on Windows 2000, DNS on Windows Server 2003, and DNS & BIND Cookbook, and was the principal author of “Managing Internet Information Services.”

Cricket is Infoblox’s Chief DNS Architect and serves as a liaison between Infoblox and the DNS community. He worked for HP for nearly 10 years, where he ran hp.com, one of the largest corporate domains in the world, and helped found HP’s Internet consulting business. Cricket later co-founded his own Internet consulting and training company, Acme Byte & Wire. After Network Solutions acquired Acme Byte & Wire and later merged with VeriSign, Cricket became director of DNS Product Management.


President, Secure Network Technologies

Topic –  DarkWeb Dissection: Surfing the Underbelly of the Internet

Network breaches and hacks occur every day, a significant amount of that data stolen data ends up for sale on the Dark Web with other contraband.  You have heard about the Dark Web but have never really seen it.  This session explains the Dark Web and how you can be able to experience it.  The session explains the following:

  • The technical requirements and procedures to needed to gain access to the Dark Web
  • Best practices and how to protect yourself when surfing the Dark Web.
  • Using the various search engines in the Dark Web
  • Surfing contraband sites on the Dark Web
  • Purchasing items in the Dark Web using Bitcoin and other digital currency.
  • How NOT to become a victim when in the Dark Web

Steve serves as President of Secure Network Technologies, specializing in the use of technology to identify information security vulnerabilities, assessing risk and the collection and interpretation of digital network intelligence. As a part of that experience, Steve is an expert in Social Engineering.  demonstrated actual social engineering efforts involving pretexting, phishing and physically compromising banks, data centers and other highly secure facilities.  Steve carries numerous security certifications by various organizations and also serves as a columnist for Information Week magazine and DarkReading.com


Director, Financial & Professional Risk, HAUSER

Topic - Call Me: CISO's Guide to Cyber Risk Management

Austin M. Bockwinkel currently serves as Director of Financial & Professional Risk for HAUSER, a boutique private equity focused insurance brokerage. In his role, Austin works with his clients to identify and address a wide range of risks transferred via Cyber Insurance.

Prior to joining HAUSER in 2016, Austin was with Aon’s Financial Services Group in Chicago. His responsibilities at Aon included co-leading the largest middle market Cyber and Errors & Omissions Insurance brokerage team in the world. Austin’s depth of experience in Cyber Insurance broking has provided for many other speaking engagements including Cyber Insurance 101, Ransomware & Insurance, Incident Response Planning, Privacy Law, Fines and Penalties, Underwriting Evolution in the Middle Market, Cognitive Computing and AI, Business Interruption Aggregation Risk and more.


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