×Jon Michael Brook Research Fellow, Cloud Security Alliance
×Dr. Diana Burley Executive Director & Chair, George Washington University
Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is Executive Director and Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), Associate Dean for Research and External Relations (Interim) and Full Professor of Human & Organizational Learning at The George Washington University (GW) Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Prior to GW, she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio for the US National Science Foundation. She has written more than 85 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change; testified before the US Congress; conducted international cybersecurity awareness training on behalf of the US government; and advised national and state-level governments around the world on cybersecurity policy, workforce development, and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Burley is a member of the US National Academies Board on Human-Systems Integration. Her honors include: 2017 SC Magazine 8 Women in IT Security to Watch and 2017 SC Magazine ReBoot Award, Educational Leadership in IT Security; 2016 Woman of Influence by the Executive Women’s Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and 2014 Top Ten Influencer in information security careers. She earned her doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.
×Stephen Fridakis Chief Information Security Officer, HBO
IT Security executive and business professional, but foremost a people leader. Over 20 years of experience in IT Security, managing global IT Development and Operational teams.
I started my career as a software developer, and was primarily interested in the Security aspects of it. In 2000, I made the move to a Security startup, and have been in Security ever since. Over the years, I had the opportunity to work in several parts of large Security Organizations, and have gained extensive experience in IT Security Development, Cyber Intelligence, Security Monitoring Operations and Compliance. My expertise includes Big data, Cloud computing, Agile development processes, as well as crafting the most effective distributed technical organizations; Security being the common thread.
My teams know me as a highly perseverant problem solver, who can always be trusted to come up with new ideas to move forward. Colleagues see me as subject matter expert, and appreciate my ability to explain technical concepts into business language. I spend a lot of time understanding business needs to ensure IT/Security efforts align with and are driven by business value.
In a nutshell, my passion for IT Security is coupled with a determination for execution and results. I’m the technical leader who loves working with Security professionals and Technology experts to find ways to benefit the business. This is what I do best and love most.
×Christine Johns EVP, CIO Asset Management Group, PNC Bank