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Levi Strauss & Co.
Colin Anderson is VP of information technology and global CISO of Levi Strauss & Co., where he is responsible for information risk management and compliance for 2,700 retail locations across 36 countries. Prior to Levi Strauss & Co. Anderson was CISO at Safeway/Albertsons. Anderson has been an IT professional in information security since 1994, working for Safeway, Commerce One, Pacific Bell Network Integration and Bank of America prior to Levi Strauss & Co. Anderson is a recognized expert in information risk management and has received numerous industry awards including the 2014 Breakaway Leader Award.
Meg Anderson leads the Information Security & Risk and Data Services teams for Principal in the role of VP & Chief Information Security Officer. She is responsible for security operations and drives security strategy for the global Fortune 500 company. Her Data Services responsibilities include strategic and operational leadership for database services, content management, business intelligence and data protection. Meg participates on a wide variety of CISO councils, is a Board member of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and is currently Chair of the FS-ISAC Asset Manager Council. Previous to the role of VP & CISO, Meg acquired over twenty years of technical and leadership experience in insurance application development. Meg graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems.
The Federal Reserve System
Devon Bryan is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Federal Reserve System. As CISO, Devon oversees information security, including incident response, for the enterprise, ensuring information security architecture, standards, policies and programs remain effective and efficient. Devon came to the Federal Reserve from Fortune 500 payroll and human resources provider ADP, where led ADP’s information security strategy, collaborating across the company’s geographically dispersed business operations to ensure coordination, consensus, and effective execution across global operations. Prior to joining ADP in 2011, he served as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after directing the IRS’s FISMA-compliant information security program and leading the IRS’s incident response team. His information security career began in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Captain and lead engineer working on systems and programs to protect the critical network and communications tools of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command.
Ajit Gaddam is an Information Security leader with an established track record of developing risk-driven security programs and delivering solutions that support critical business initiatives. Ajit is a technologist, serial entrepreneur, and a security expert specializing in machine learning, cryptography, big data security, and cybersecurity. Over the last decade, Ajit led the Security Engineering and Security Architecture programs for various Fortune 100 financial, insurance, and technology companies. He also co-founded two startups with successful exits. He is an active participant in various open source and security architecture standards bodies (NIST, SABSA, OWASP, OpenGroup). He is a prolific inventor in disruptive technologies (over 50 patents), international speaker (BlackHat, Strata Hadoop, Global Cybersecurity Conference, COSO), instructor (SANS, community colleges), and a security researcher (two security books, over 240 citations on security papers).
Matt is the Chief Cyber Risk officer at Maxim Integrated. With expertise across multiple areas of information security, Matt is a seasoned business executive focused on building and leading high-performing teams to deliver success and achieve business objectives. He leverages his technical acumen to consistently drive innovation into his areas of responsibility while demanding increased value return throughout the organization. Matt’s main priority is to deliver pragmatic business driven security solutions and innovative strategies to manage risks, control costs and enable overall success.
Michael Palmer is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for The National Football League. A business leader with deep technical expertise, he determines the NFL’s security strategy, policies and programs to meet the league’s corporate objectives while protecting its brand, intellectual property and assets. A proven leader, change agent and subject matter expert in risk management, Michael is a key member of the executive team. He established and chairs the NFL’s Information Risk Management Committee that identifies threats and vulnerabilities, the associated business risks and determines how to address them. With more than 20 years professional experience across multiple industries including finance, insurance, technology and retail, Michael builds and oversees teams and budgets. Passionate about cybersecurity, he works closely with his peers, providing guidance and sharing information.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Aimee Rhodes is Editor-in-Chief at securitycurrent. Previously, Aimee led marketing at several security companies including Corero Network Security, Inc., Xceedium, AlgoSec and Whale Communications Ltd., acquired by Microsoft. She also served as Vice President of Media and Editorial Content at GenerationA, where she was responsible for launching an Internet-based news and information portal. Prior to GenerationA, Aimee served as a foreign correspondent at the Reuters News Agency out of Israel where she interviewed leading politicians and influencers. Previously, she served as Director of Israel Radio's English News Service, where she was responsible for management and execution of four daily broadcasts, aired locally and internationally. Aimee also worked as an on air news presenter for Jerusalem Online, a globally broadcast current affairs program. She holds a Masters in Journalism and a Bachelors in Political Science both from Michigan State University.
David Sheidlower, CISSP, CISM is the Chief Information Security Officer for Turner Construction, one of the largest construction management companies in the United States. Previously he was CISO at BBDO, the world's most awarded advertising agency. Previousy he was (CISO) for Health Quest, the Mid-Hudson Valley's largest healthcare system. David also serves as a member of the State of New York Health Information Network Policy Committee. Prior to Health Quest, he was the Division Information Security Officer within the small business lending division of Wells Fargo Bank—the largest small business lender in the country. David writes and blogs on security with a focus on the intersection of cyber security and humanism, something he is uniquely qualified to write on. His past activities include presenting at the MIS Institute’s Big Data Security Conference, working with the World Health Organization on Functional Health Status Measures and teaching letterpress printing at the Naropa Institute’s Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. David also blogs at www.cybersecrighthere.com . He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration from St. Mary’s College of California.
Hussein Syed is the Chief Information Security Officer at RWJBarnabas Health, an integrated healthcare delivery network in New Jersey. He is responsible for the organization’s information security program. Hussein and his team are responsible for security management planning and execution to align with the strategic goals of the health system. He has more than 22 years of experience in IT, of which 12 years are in information security. Hussein is on the CHIME/AEHIS board, and served as the chair of the board for 2015. He has spoken at Gartner, HIMSS, and TCG events and participated in other security related events.