Jackie Singh
Jackie Singh is an American security consultant with roots in Miami and New York City's cyberpunk scenes. Her career journey began in the U.S. Army with an early deployment to Iraq in 2003. Over the next decade, Jackie took on roles as a technology contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense in Iraq and Africa. Previously the founder of the cybersecurity firm, Spyglass Security, Jackie has held influencial roles in the industry. These roles include Principal Consultant at Mandiant and FireEye, Global Director of Incident Response at Intel Security and McAfee, and Senior Incident Response & Threat Analyst for the Biden-Harris campaign. In 2021 Jackie joined the New York based 501c3 nonprofit Surveillance Technology Oversight Project to help address the implications of surveillence technologies on civil liberties. Now, as an in-demand private security consultant, she offers her expertise to a select clientele. Residing between New York and San Juan, Jackie enjoys life with her partner, their daughters, and Ziggy, their goldendoodle. We are thrilled to welcome Jackie and tap into her wide ranging background at our conference.

Abstract:This Halloween, delve into the eerie realm of Internet hate forums and discover the chilling, real-life tale of an unassuming man who is mercilessly pursued by a novel breed of cyber aggressor. The innovative research of our Keynote Speaker, grounded in firsthand interactions with these perpetrators, reveals the terrain of the Socially Motivated Threat Actor. These networked adversaries distinctively manipulate both digital infrastructures and human procedures, operating en masse and through specific engagements, to exert influence and inflict damage upon their selected targets. For security professionals, grasping this evolving dimension is essential for reducing uncertainty and crafting an efficient defensive approach in the face of a cyberattack.

Brook S.E.Schoenfield
Books by Brook S.E. Schoenfield include Building In Security At Agile Speed Auerbach, 2021, co-authored with James Ransome, Secrets Of A Cyber Security Architect,Auerbach, 2019, and Securing Systems - Applied Security Architecture and Threat Models, CRC Press, 2015. He co-authored The Threat Modeling Manifesto (2020), Avoiding the Top 10 Security Design Flaws, IEEE, 2014, and Tactical Threat Modeling,SAFECode, 2017. He has taught 100’s of security architects, and 1000’s have attended his threat modelling trainings. He technically led five AppSec/software security programs and 4 consulting practices. Mr. Schoenfield is CTO, Resilient Software Security and True Positives' Chief Software Security Strategist. He helps organizations and technical leaders improve their software security practices. He also teaches at the University of Montana.

Abstract:Humankind are deep down the software rabbit hole. Billions of us depend upon software that doesn't expose each of us to undue risk. Our dependence reaches far beyond those of us rich enough to work from cafes. Herders and subsistence farmers rely on their mobile phones for critical services even if these people live outside the "internet bubble". Who writes this software? Tens of millions of programmers across the globe. Most of these do not work at "Enterprises" or even SMBs (Small Medium Businesses). And yet, every single one of these programmers can add to our collective AppSec burden, i.e., exploitable conditions. If AppSec is to be truly global, we must embrace the challenges of a world of software and software developers in order to truly be "global".

Alyssa Miller
Alyssa Miller is a life-long hacker, programmer, and security executive. She’s always had a passion for computers. She bought her first PC at age 12 and taught herself BASIC programming. Her career began as a software developer and later pivoted to security as a penetration tester. She has 16 yrs. experience in security leadership across enterprise, consulting, and product organizations. She is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for New-York based Epiq Global, a legal technology and services firm. Still very much a hacker to this day, she’s leveraged that identity to expand her career. She is an internationally recognized public speaker and author of “Cybersecurity Career Guide” with Manning Publications. She’s an advocate for helping others make a career out of their passion for hacking and security in general. She’s also a proponent for the open sharing of ideas and perspectives on improving our technologically connected world.

Lisa Plaggemier
Lisa Plaggemier is Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance. She is a recognized thought leader in security awareness and education with a proven track record of engaging and empowering people to protect themselves, their families, and their organizations. Lisa has held leadership roles with the Ford Motor Company, CDK, InfoSec and MediaPRO. She is a University of Michigan graduate Go Blue and while she wasn’t born in Austin, Texas, she got there as fast as she could.