Dr. Arlo Bess

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Position

Healthcare Security Specialist

Organization

DXC Technology

Expertise

Security Strategy
Risk Management
Information Security Culture

Biographical Information

Healthcare and Communications Security Executive at DXC Technology


Cyber security specialist for the healthcare, life sciences, and communications industry.I am a security advocate and trusted adviser to C-level executives for a variety of strategic partnerships. Working with senior level executives and decision makers I provide expertise in development of their overall cyber security strategy and road-maps.

Dr. Sean Zadig

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Position

Senior Director, Cyber Defense

Organization

Verizon Media

Expertise

Cybercrime

Security Operations

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Biographical Information

Sean currently serves as the Senior Director for Cyber Defense at Verizon Media Group (formerly Yahoo), where he leads teams of investigators, security engineers, intelligence analysts, and incident responders who work to fight cybercrime and defend our members and platforms from attack. Prior to joining Verizon Media, Sean worked at Google as a cybercrime investigator, and prior to that spent seven years as a Special Agent with the NASA Office of Inspector General, Computer Crimes Division. 


Sean has spent his career focusing upon cybercrime investigation, incident response, and forensics, with an emphasis upon dismantling large-scale, worldwide crime syndicates including botnets, computer intrusions, and child trafficking investigations.


Sean has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis, a Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University, and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include hacker innovation, deterrence, and emerging cybercrime trends.

Dr. Dawn Dunkerley

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Position

Consultant

Organization

Partners in Performance

Expertise

Cyber Security success

Cyber Operationalization

Secure Software Lifecycle

Biographical Information

Dr. Dawn Dunkerley is a Consulting Manager with Partners in Performance focused on the operationalization of cyberspace to achieve critical business objectives and balance cyber risks while optimizing investments. Prior to this, Dawn spent more than 10 years within the United States Department of Defense civilian sector.


Dr. Dunkerley received a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in 2011 with a doctoral focus of information security success within organizations. She holds a number of professional certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She is an editor for the Army Cyber Institute’s Cyber Defense Review, the premier military-academic journal.

Dr. Gary Doss

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Position

CTO

Organization

Castalia Systems LLC

Expertise

Insider Threat
Machine Learning
National Security Cyber Operations

Biographical Information

Dr. Gary Doss is the Chief Technical Officer for Castalia Systems, LLC., a Defense company specializing in Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Intelligence Analysis primarily supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Dr. Doss is an energetic strategic visionary who is an accomplished Senior Level Executive that leverages his equally strong technical and business skills to manage a portfolio of Cyber and IT programs. Dr. Doss’ role is to ensure the highest quality products and services are provided to their clients and to provide C-level consulting and leadership. He has both architected and developed state of the art software and network systems to detect and protect against the most challenging Cyber adversaries.


Dr. Doss has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from James Madison University, specializing in Software Engineering and Information Security, and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include secure software development, machine learning, and Cyber Defense.

Dr. James Lewis

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Position

Security Solutions Architect

Organization

Trend Micro

Expertise

Cybersecurity

Hybrid Cloud Security 

Virtualization

Biographical Information

Dr. Lewis works as a Security Solutions Architect and advises federal government agencies on how to plan and architect solutions to protect our nation against cyber terrorists. Some of these solutions include firewalls, malware/ransomware, intrusion prevention, web reputation, application control and log inspection.  


Dr. Lewis is a business owner and Cybersecurity Adjunct Professor. His research interests include ethical hacking, cyber threats, and information security. Dr. Lewis has served in the US Army and currently resides in Gaithersburg, MD.

Dr. Roger Seeholzer

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Position

Systems Architect

Organization

Cyber Predictive Solutions

Expertise

Workforce Development
Cybersecurity Strategy

Security Architecture

Biographical Information

Dr. Roger Seeholzer currently leads in two branches, first as a consultant in a self-started company conferring with Atlanta area businesses, developing strategy and compliance program for a multi-faceted non-profit operating at a local and global level. Second, he facilitates, mentors, and conducts training as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD, focusing on areas of networking, security, and emerging technology. 


Dr. Seeholzer retired from the civil service where he last worked for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, as the Security Architect, Information Security Architecture & Engineering Division. Notably, he led several landmark efforts such as the Department’s Defense in Depth strategy, Intrusion Defense Chain methodology, and Security Operations Center focused security architecture. He also co-authored the information security strategy for the CISO, while directing the activities of a contract team providing architecture, engineering, and program support. 


Dr. Seeholzer had assignments at the US Army, Pentagon; US Army Reserves HQ; and a US Army Division HQ in Europe. As a Veteran and while on active duty in the US Air Force, he received accolades as the Wing Historian of the Air Force capturing a major portion of the USAF’s global and strategic reconnaissance activities and specifically for documenting the activities of a specialized wing operated during Operations Desert Shield/Storm.

Dr. Carla Maldonado

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Organization

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Expertise

Global Inequality

Business Intelligence

International Affairs & Multilateral Governance

Biographical Information

Professional with 10+ years in strategic planning, business analysis, growth initiatives, business intelligence, marketing communications, campaign support, data management and business development. Bringing a unique combination of multidisciplinary studies, international work experience, entrepreneurial background and cross-cultural competence, combined with strategy vision, everyday tactical detail thinking and strong implementation skills. 


Multidisciplinary studies in international business & relations, leadership and political economy combined with experience in methodologies and statistical concepts, research design, sample selection, interviews and data collection, monitoring, merging, cleaning, tabulation and validation.


Extensive experience in the analysis, tracking and communication of key performance measures to monitor and evaluate competitor analysis. Benchmarking business competitiveness vis-à-vis other counties, analyzing industry clusters, market studies and external perspectives (customers & competitors) to seize opportunities and counter threats.


Excellent presentation skills that allow to visually depict in a simple manner value proposition, economic impact and ROI studies in a persuasive and thoughtful manner and follow through with a strong orientation to action. Result-oriented work style and proven capacity to deliver high results in multidisciplinary & matrix teams.


Extensive project management experience working with countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia has provided me with a global vision, cross cultural sensitivity and a multicultural attitude; one of my greatest assets is my cross-cultural competence.  

Dr. Patrick Offor

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Position

HQDA G4 Logistics Staff Officer

Organization

U.S. Army

Expertise

Information Systems Security
Information Privacy

Global Supply Chain

Biographical Information

Dr. Patrick I. Offor is an Associate Faculty at the City University of Seattle (information security and information system), a Logistics Staff Officer with Headquarters, Department of the Army for Logistics, and a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army. He had served as the Chief, Supply and Mobility Division in the White House Communication Agency and a Capabilities Developer for the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) in United States Combined Arms Support Command (USCASCOM). 


Dr. Offor earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Florida, and his master’s degree in Management Information Systems and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

Dr. John Gray

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Position

Information Systems Security Analyst

Organization

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport

Expertise

Information Systems Security  Certification and Accreditation

Cybersecurity Strategy

Biographical Information

Received Ph.D. in Information Systems Security from Nova Southeastern University and employed in the U.S. defense industry as an information systems security analyst and cyberspace maintenance manager. Areas of research interest include the effects of human factors on information assurance and cyber security, insider threats, and information systems ethics. 


Research has been presented at academic conferences including the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. Serve as scientific reviewer of articles and manuscripts for the following refereed conferences: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SoutheastCon, and the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS). Holds the CISSP, ISSEP, and PMP certifications and volunteers as a certification examination developer for (ISC)².

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Mauricio Angée

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Position

Chief Information Security Officer

Organization

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Expertise

Information Security Management

Regulatory compliance

Risk management

Biographical Information

Mauricio Angée is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, banking and financial services, hospitality, entertainment, and the government sector, with a strong background in information security management, cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory compliance, and risk management.


Mauricio currently serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Fl., During his professional career Mauricio has served as Vice President of Information Security at Mercantil Bank, as Sr. Manager of Security and Compliance at Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts, as Information Systems Security Officer at Harris Corporation supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US Census Bureau, and he also worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Kennedy Space Center, FL., where he supported the Kennedy Integrated Communications Services (KICS) contract.


Mauricio currently serves in the Board of Directors at Infragard (FBI public-private information sharing group) and the South Florida CISO Council. Mauricio is currently pursuing his Executive Doctorate degree in Business Administration with concentration in Information Security at St. Thomas University. He received his MS in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University, and his BS in Information Studies from Florida State University. Mauricio is currently an adjunct faculty at Florida International University and St. Thomas University.

Alexis Perdereaux-Weekes

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Position

Data Privacy Officer

Organization

Karambwe Cybersecurity Group, LLC

Expertise

Data Privacy

IT Security and Compliance 

Risk Management

Biographical Information

Alexis is a senior Business Leader with over 20 years of Information Technology and Assurance experience, with extensive experience working on a broad range of corporate IT initiatives where he helps businesses identify, and mitigate risk to their core business assets, while enabling them to address regulatory and Compliance requirements. Planning, and Implementation of Information security and data protection solutions in direct support of business objectives within Healthcare, Finance, Banking, and local and Federal Government sectors. 


He is credentialed as a CISM - Certificated Information Security Manager, CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control from ISACA International.


Alexis hold a Ms. Information Security degreed from Nova Southeastern University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Information Security at St. Thomas University in Miami, with a focus on Data Privacy.  


A Data Privacy advocate, Alexis is past president of the ISACA South Florida chapter, where he worked with the executive team to grow the chapter membership to one of the largest in North America, expanding Scholarship and mentoring opportunities to peers and other entering the IT Security profession. In addition to ISACA, Alexis is also a member of NAHSE - National Association of Health Services Executive, South Florida Chapter, where he is a member of the Technology and Innovation Steering Committee.

Domingo Castillo

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Position

Regional Information Security Officer

Organization

Chubb Group

Expertise

Information Assurance

Incident management

Risk management

Biographical Information

Information Technology security professional with extensive experience and successful track record in information security, strategic planning, and project management. For more than 15 years, I have been very successful in implementing cost-effective solutions to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets and security operations for multinational/regional corporations with more than 120 offices worldwide, 12,000 employees, and $10+ billion in revenue.


BS in computer science, Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters degree in Project Management (MPM), and Public Administration (MPA). Certifications: CISSP and Security+, PMP, and Lean Six Sigma. Current enrolled on a Doctorate Degree in Information Security at St. Thomas University.

Frederick Hicks

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Position

Chief Information Officer

Organization

Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe

Expertise

C-Level Management

Secure Information System Development

Database Administration

Biographical Information

Fred Hicks is a leader with verifiable year-after-year success achieving productivity gains, a history of reducing Full Time Employee (FTEs), and growth objectives within start-up and rapid-change environments. He has extensive experience with highly engineered family information systems, which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in government/not-for-profits. He is highly successful in building relationships with upper-level decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on customer commitments. Child Customer-focused and performance-driven: Fred is a leader in state-wide teams. Native to Miami, Fred holds a Master's Degree in the Science of Management from St. Thomas University. Fred obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Loyola University in New Orleans. Last, Fred is currently an Executive DBA in Information Security candidate also at St. Thomas University. He is a proud father of four, one of whom he is adopting.

Ed Joseph

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Position

Regional Director of Information Technology

Organization

Tenet Health System 

Expertise

IT Security Management

Risk Management

Biomedical Engineering

Biographical Information

Ed Joseph is a seasoned professional with more than 22 years of experience in Biomedical Engineering and Information Technology. He is currently the Regional Director of Information Technology at Tenet Health System. He oversees planning, organizing, and execution of all IT related functions, which includes directing all IT operations to meet customer requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions. Ed is proficient in risk management, change management, and Information Security Management.


Ed is a versatile, passionate professional with a history of success leading strategic and operational initiatives that address the business objectives. He has the burning to identify business needs and develop plans to deliver tangible results. He is an Information Security advocate working with executive leadership to design strategies to protect critical assets such as patient and business data.


Ed is currently pursuing his Executive Doctorate in Business Administration with the concentration in Information Security at the prestigious St. Thomas University. He received his MS in Information System with the concentration in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University.

Johnny Guimaraes

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Position

Vice President, IT and Data Analytics

Organization

South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Expertise

Information/Network Security

Governance and Compliance

Data Analytics

Biographical Information

Johnny is an IT and financial professional with over 28 years of experience. He has worked in IT security and operations, data analytics, accounting, and compliance. 


Johnny has held managerial and executive positions in Fortune 500 corporations, municipal /county/state government, and non-profit agencies. He holds the CIA, CGFM, CFE, CISA, CISM certifications and is a Certified John Maxwell Team Member on Leadership.  


Johnny received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida, and Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Information Management from Nova Southeastern University. Johnny also has 35 credit hours in the Masters of Accounting program from Florida International University and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in information security from St. Thomas University. 


Johnny currently serves as the Vice President of Information Technology and Data Analytics for the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. in Miami, Florida.

Julian Sandoval

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Position

Business Information Security Officer VP

Organization

Citi Bank

Expertise

Information Security Management

Applications Integration

IT Auditing

Biographical Information

Julian has 20 plus years’ project management experience with focus on information security and privacy management, applications integration, data communication networks. Julian Is currently working for Citi Bank as BISO VP, and has worked for companies, such as Cisco System, Carnival Cruise Lines, Ocean Bank. Julian holds an MBA, CISSP, CiSA, and C|CISO.

Orlando Santa Cruz

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Position

Compliance and Security, CISO

Organization

Elevate Consulting

Expertise

Risk Assessment 

Strategic Planner and Compliance

Mergers and Acquisitions 

Biographical Information

Orlando is a forward thinking and strategic executive for more than 20 years specialized in the areas of Application Development, Infrastructure, Security and Compliance. Orlando has proven success in global network and systems planning and design, security, compliance, program management and software development. Orlando utilizes innovative approaches and emerging technologies to resolve complex issues.
He is an expert in Mergers and Acquisition, having merged 7 banks, 3 of them in 6 weeks, and setting up Infrastructure and Information Security Programs for large and SMB organization.  


Some of the companies Orlando has worked includes Splunk, Affinio, Norwegian Cruise Line, Capital bank, Mercantil Commercebank amongst others. Fully bi-lingual, English/Spanish, and International experience. 


A highly respected strategic thinker, Orlando has been instrumental in organizational success and growth. He conceptualizes and delivers innovative services that add tangible value to hard-won consumers. Orlando also takes time to nurture client relationships, building their trust by actively listening to ongoing needs and surpassing collaborative objectives.

Shannon Stewart

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Position

Manager of Corporate IT

Organization

Modernizing Medicine

Expertise

Information Security

Global Strategy and Policy

Business Analytics

Biographical Information

Shannon Stewart is an Information Technology and Human Resource management professional with over 15 years of experience. He has worked in IT management, human intelligence analysis and human resources management. 


Shannon’s research interests include Cybersecurity, Technology Management, Business Management and the intersection between Psychology and Cybercrime. He is an advocate for strong privacy regulation and responsible corporate information access.


Along with technical certifications in Business Operations, Business Management and Accounting Technology, Shannon holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security and a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management from Florida Atlantic University. He is also pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Security at St. Thomas University.


Shannon currently serves as a Corporate IT Manager for Modernizing Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida and has served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army for the last 17 years.

Tina Honey

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Position

Program Manager

Organization

ADT

Expertise

Cybersecurity Leadership

Information Security

Project Management

Biographical Information

"There is a light and dark side to life. It's up to you to decide how you will be reborn after adversity" - Tina M. Honey


Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Tina is a highly analytical, motivated, and results-driven Program Manager by profession and an Author, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Mentor and doctoral student in Information Security during free time.

Julia Costin

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Position

Government Affairs

Organization

CareerSource Broward

Expertise

Workforce Development

Government Affairs

International Economic Development

Biographical Information

Julia is an expert in economic and workforce development emphasizing the importance of creating synergies between businesses, local administration and various communities. She has worked with multiple international organizations providing Business Development and market entry strategy to drive sustainable and profitable growth. Julia has applied her expertise to increase the participation of international companies in U.S. trade missions to facilitate economic growth. She has merged her passion for entrepreneurship and community development to help non-profit organizations grow their initiatives.


In her current role, Julia works closely with regional technology associations, school boards, universities, and local companies to enhance workforce development programs. Her emphasis is to strategically position CSBD with respect to emerging technologies and workforce needs of technology industry. Julia is passionate about women empowerment, diversity inclusion and veteran employment. She established ISACA South Florida’s “SheLeadsTech” initiative to help increase women representation in technology leadership roles. Julia has earned an M.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Bachelor Degree in International Business. Recently, Julia has been invited to be part of executive delegation to European Union to develop collaboration in cyber security and privacy research.