Professor – University of Maryland, College Park
William Arbaugh is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined the Computer Science department after spending sixteen years with the U.S. Defense Department first as a commissioned officer in the Army and then as a civilian at the National Security Agency. During those sixteen years, Prof. Arbaugh served in several leadership positions in diverse areas ranging from tactical communications to advanced research in information security and networking. In his last position, Prof. Arbaugh served as a senior technical advisor for an office of several hundred computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians conducting advanced networking research and engineering.
Prof. Arbaugh received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a M.S. in computer science from Columbia University in New York City, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Prof. Arbaugh founded and led as President and CTO Komoku Inc. in 2005. Komoku focused on the detection of zero day malware, e.g. Rootkits, and was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. Prof. Arbaugh spent a year assisting in integrating Komoku’s technology into Microsoft’s Security Essentials product. He left Microsoft in 2009 to return to the University of Maryland.
Professor – Dartmouth College
Sergey Bratus believes that hacking has become a distinct computing research and engineering discipline: while academia focuses on
abstractions, models, and frameworks, hackers expose “weird machines” inside actual systems, and show how much unexpected computation power they are capable of. As a member of the langsec.org conspiracy, Sergey’s ambition is to collect and catalog all kinds of weird machines. He also hacks ELF, DWARF, 802.11, and 802.15.4. His day job is Research Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College; before joining Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology and Society he worked at BBN.
Ph.D. Student – University of Pennsylvania
Sandy Clark (Mouse) has been taking things apart since the age of two, and still hasn’t learned to put them back together. An active member of the Hacker community, her professional work includes an Air Force Flight Control Computer, a simulator for NASA and singing at Carnegie Hall. She is slowly fulfilling a childhood dream, pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Systems and Security at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the vulnerability lifecycle, human scale security and the unexpected ways that systems interact. A founding member of Toool-USA, she ‘s a puzzle fanatic, clockwork toys, Mao (the card game), and anything that involves night vision goggles.
Dr. Richard Forno
Director – University of Maryland Baltimore County
Dr. Richard Forno directs the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Graduate Cybersecurity Program and is a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His twenty-year career spans the government, military, and private sector, including helping build the first formal cybersecurity program for the US House of Representatives, serving as the first Chief Security Officer for the InterNIC, and co-founding the Maryland Cyber Challenge. Richard was also one of the early researchers on the subject of “information warfare” (now called “cyberconflict studies”) and he remains a longtime commentator on the influence of Internet technology upon society.
CSO – Diebold Inc.
Dave Kennedy (ReL1K) is a Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Diebold Incorporated. Dave is responsible for ensuring the overall information security and physical security of a Fortune 1000; publicly traded company. Dave is the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), an open-source penetration testing tool for social-engineering. Dave is also the author of Artillery, a defensive tool for protecting against attacks. Dave is the co-founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale security conference located in Louisville Kentucky. Dave is the co-author of Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide book which was number one in security on Amazon for over 11 months. Prior to Diebold, Dave worked for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the intelligence field working on information warfare activities and deployed twice to Iraq.
Sr. Director, Cyber Exercise – iSIGHT Partners
Tim has over seven years of cyber exercise design and delivery experience and fifteen years experience in information security. As head of iSIGHT’s ThreatSpace team, Tim and the team have delivered exercises around the world including China, Europe, Australia, North and South America and the Middle East. Tim’s involvement in cyber exercises dates back to the early days of the CDX and the CCDC. Since then, the ThreatSpace team has been responsible for the Mid Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, an annual event spanning several game days and months of planning and preparation.
As head of one of the worlds only full time commercial cyber exercise shops, the ThreatSpace team has successfully pushed the limits of cyber exercises. The environment has played host to an ever growing array of technologies including VoIP, SCADA, IPv6, GSM, RFID, bar codes, Wi-Fi and more.
An early adopter of cyberwar theory and exercises led Tim to the lecture circuit in the late ’90’s and into 2005. Over the years, Tim has presented material, taught classes and run exercises for a diverse group including; the US Secret Service, ODNI, US Military Academy at West Point, the Army War College, the Proteus Futures Workshop, the Strategic Studies Group (US Naval War College), the US Naval Academy, AUS-CERT, American Bar Association’s Annual Conference, RSA, InfowarCon, NW3C Economic Crime
Summit, the Cyber Conflict Studies Group and more.
Prior to joining iSIGHT Partners, Tim was President and CEO of White Wolf Security which was acquired by iSIGHT in 2010. Tim has been an Associate Research Professor at the George Washington University and an Adjunct for Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Tim holds a law degree from Villanova University School of law and a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.