Ira Winkler – Keynote

Ira Winkler, CISSP is the Field CISO for CYE Security, former Chief Security Architect at Walmart, and author of You Can Stop Stupid, Security Awareness for Dummies, and Advanced Persistent Security. 

He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media.  He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs.

Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader.

He was named 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leader by Security Magazine, and most recently Cybersecurity Champion of the Year by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland.

John Hammond – Technical Keynote

John Hammond is a cybersecurity researcher, educator and content creator. As part of the Threat Operations team at Huntress, John spends his days analyzing malware and making hackers earn their access.

Previously, as a Department of Defense Cyber Training Academy instructor, he taught the Cyber Threat Emulation course, educating both civilian and military members on offensive Python, PowerShell, other scripting languages and the adversarial mindset. He has developed training material and information security challenges for events such as PicoCTF and competitions at DEFCON US. John speaks at security conferences such as BsidesNoVA, to students at colleges such as the US Naval Academy, and other online events including the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge/KringleCon.

He is an online YouTube personality showcasing programming tutorials, CTF video walkthroughs and other cyber security content.

Mari Galloway

Mari is the CEO and a founding board member for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest-growing 501c3 non-profit cybersecurity communities dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber. WSC provides its members with the resources and support required to enter and advance as cybersecurity professionals.

Mari began her cyber career with Accenture where she excelled as a Network Engineer. Mari is also the inaugural ISC2 Diversity Award winner for 2019. With over 12 years of Information Technology, 10 of which are in cybersecurity, her experience spans network design and security architecture, risk assessments, vulnerability management, incident response, and policy development across government and commercial industries.

She holds a variety of technical and management certifications (CISSP, GIAC, CCNA, etc) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Columbus State University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University.

Mari is currently a resident of Las Vegas working as a Systems Engineer (Sales Engineer) for Palo Alto Networks. She regularly contributes content to security blogs and training companies across the country as well as an Adjunct Professor for UMGC. She also lends her time to various organizations as an award judge, mentor, and advisor. Outside of being a geek, Mari enjoys arts, puzzles, and legos! @marigalloway

Marcus Southerden – Cyber Risk and Compliance Keynote

Marcus heads up Barclays plc’s Cybersecurity and IP Legal function for Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, managing a global team of lawyers supporting the Chief Security Office. In his day to day, Marcus is involved in preparing for and managing all facets of legal risk in cyber incidents, investigations and crisis management.

He has also helped to shape and implement new cyber regulations impacting financial services.

Before joining Barclays Marcus was an IP litigator at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London and Hong Kong.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling from his home in East Sussex, UK with his wife and two young children.

Carlota Sage – Workshop Presenter

Raised in the wilds of Alabama by angry chickens and crazy people, Wolfpack-educated in the Tar Hell/Blue Devil state, and indoctrinated into Security by Silicon Valley appliance vendors (which are either wolves or angry chickens…maybe both), Carlota has returned to the east coast, where she serves as a vCISO at Fractional CISO. When not picking other peoples’ brains for minutia, she strings beads, destroys cars, drinks whiskey and screams into the dark, dark void that is Twitter as @carlotasage.

Garry Coldwells – Speaker

Garry is a 27 year cybersecurity veteran who has taught and spoken at conferences across three continents, to diverse business and technical audiences. He is a resident advisor to the Roger’s Cyber Accelerator at Ryerson University and is a periodic guest lecturer at universities. Garry speaks on a broad array of cyber topics from foundational security principles to technical concepts of current interest.

Will Baggett – Speaker

Director, Digital Forensics & Advanced Technology Application, Operation Safe Escape.

Will Baggett is the Director of Digital Forensics and Advanced Technology Application at Operation Safe Escape (volunteer role), a non-profit organization providing assistance to victims of domestic abuse and a Cyber Threat Intelligence manager at a “large company.”

Will draws from his experience as a former intelligence officer specializing in Technical and HUMINT Operations as well as a NATO SOF Cyber Security SME. His experience in the cyber industry covers the gamut from Y2k compliance to Log4J mitigation.

Paul Ihme – Speaker

Paul Ihme is a cofounder at Soteria, a Charleston-based cybersecurity services firm. Paul began his career in the US Air Force, where he served in roles planning, coordinating, and executing offensive cyber operations supporting the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command. Following his Air Force career, he worked as a defense contractor supporting NSA missions in a planning and advisory capacity. Paul has also worked in security operations positions at the Internal Revenue Service and JP Morgan Chase. At Soteria, Paul helped build the firm from a pre-revenue startup to a profitable business providing a range of cybersecurity services to clients around the world. His current focus centers around growing the company’s incident response and managed detection and response businesses and incubating new product ideas within Soteria’s engineering and advisory teams.

Vlad Logvinov – Speaker

Asynchronous CIO with vast knowledge in cross-jurisdictional product development with strategic implementations in Health and Financial industries. Founder of the Cayman-grown RegTech company Privork, Vlad is aspired to solve strenuous corporate objectives with an intuitive interactive model and gamification.

John Watson – Speaker

John is Head of the Cyber Crime and Digital Forensic Unit for Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. He has been in RCIPS since January 2021. With a 40 year career in law enforcement John has been involved in major crime investigation and latterly cyber crime investigation. Prior to joining RCIPS John was law enforcement co-ordinator within the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre at GCHQ, as part of the National Crime Agencies cyber crime team he worked in incident management where he co-ordinated and investigated some of the most serious cyber crime attacks on the UK. He holds CiSSP, CEH and other qualifications and leads a small team carrying out digital forensics and cyber crime investigation.

Michael Castro – Speaker

As an IT leader with over two decades of experience building and leading information security, cyber risk and compliance programs at the enterprise level, Michael is a veteran vanguard for protecting sensitive data. Michael’s multi-faceted portfolio includes a rich mosaic of work ranging from security strategy to architectural development to cybersecurity training. Michael’s previous work includes serving as Head of Information Security and Risk Management at Loblaw Companies Limited and numerous Senior Info and Cybersecurity roles in the areas of Oil & Gas, Finance, Health Care and Retail.

Marcelle Lee – CTF Training and Organizer

Marcelle Lee is the lead for threat research and operations at Equinix, and is also an adjunct professor and training consultant. She specializes in cybercrime, digital forensics, and threat research. She is involved with many industry organizations, working groups, and boards, including the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, Infragard Maryland, the NIST Cyber Competitions Working Group, and the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Advisory Council. She also both builds and participates in cyber competitions.

Marcelle has earned the CISSP, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GISF, GSEC, GCCC, C|HFI, C|EH, CSX-P, CCNA, PenTest+, Security+, Network+, and ACE industry certifications. She holds four degrees, including a master’s degree in cybersecurity. She has received the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Women in Tech (WIT) Award and the Volunteer of the Year award from the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu. Marcelle frequently presents at conferences and training events, and is an active volunteer in the cybersecurity community.

Christopher Peacock – Workshop Presenter

Chris is an Adversary Emulation – Detection Engineer at SCYTHE, specializing in Purple Team Exercises and Detection Engineering. His previous experience includes multiple roles such as Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Cyber Threat Hunter, Tier 3 SOC Analyst, Incident Responder, Cyber Security Consultant, and Purple Team Lead. He previously worked at Raytheon Intelligence & Space and General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems. Additionally, he has experience in multiple industries, including Energy, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, and Defense. Current certifications include GCTI, GCFA, eJPT, and CSIS.

Andrés Vega – Speaker

Andrés Vega is VP of Operations, North America at ControlPlane focused on helping global banks develop new online capabilities while meeting compliance objectives with a zero trust, continuous security approach. Previously, Andres was the Head of Product Management for Security, Compliance, and Privacy engineering at VMware. He is also an open source maintainer, contributor, and author. Throughout his career, his focus has been on the intersection of security, compliance, privacy, and software delivery with open source projects like the Linux Kernel, Linux Containers, container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, and SPIFFE for cryptographically-verifiable identities. He participates actively in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as Technical Leader in the Security Technical Advisory Group (TAG Security).

Len Noe – Workshop, Speaker

Len Noe is a White Hat & Technical Evangelist for CyberArk Software. Together with the CyberArk Global Solutions Engineering team, they are responsible for enabling internal staff and the starting point for escalation for all SEs in the field. They are responsible for the global templates used by all SEs and partners, building new integrations, and use cases for all engineers. Len is an international security speaker has presented in over 29 countries and multiple major security conferences worldwide. Prior to 2001 Len was a Black/Grey Hat Hacker and learned most of his skills by practical application. Len has spent 20 years in the areas of web development, system engineering / administration, architecture, coding, and the past 6 years focusing on information security from an attackers perspective. Len is on the cutting edge of technology and recognized as a leader in the TransHuman/Cyborg movement. He has 7 microchips under his skin that are used as offensive cyber tools. Len has demonstrated the hacking abilities of augmented humans and provides information for security professionals to adapt to this new threat landscape. He also actively participates in the activities of the Information Security Communities in Texas, the Autism Society, and many others.

Jake Wnuk – Speaker

An experienced Cybersecurity professional with a passion for penetration testing, web application security, network security, and password security. Jake has worked within Cybersecurity for multiple years with over nine years of professional Information technology experience.

Laura Hatfield – Speaker

Laura is head of the Litigation, Regulatory and Insolvency & Restructuring groups in the Cayman Islands.

Laura has extensive experience in acting for a variety of corporate clients and individuals focusing on commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, licensing and other regulatory matters. Clients are based in the Cayman Islands, USA and Europe and include Big Four Accountancy Practices, Hotels, Retail Stores, entities in the Funds and Insurance sectors and Statutory and Regulatory bodies.

Many matters in which Laura has been involved have a multi-jurisdiction component.

Over 30 years of work both as a solicitor in London and as a Cayman Islands attorney at law has provided Laura with extensive experience of taking disputes ranging across company law, professional negligence claims, governance advice, licensing and other regulatory issues to court but also the use of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.

Dr. Alexandra Forssell

As a Director in the Deloitte Cayman Islands Risk Advisory practice, Alexandra drives Cyber and Strategic Risk programmes for clients in various industries, including Public Sector and Financial Services. She helps organizations establish proper governance, improve efficiency, stay secure, and protect their data and assets. She has over 17 years of experience in technology and security management and 12 years of performing services for Deloitte’s clients in the Cayman Islands and across the Caribbean and Bermuda Countries (CBC). This includes work in digital risk, cybersecurity strategy and IT governance, cybersecurity and data privacy assessments, cyber incident response, security and privacy awareness campaigns, software system implementation, data analytics, and project management.

Pamela Greene

Pamela is the Director & Chief Information Security Officer with the Cayman Islands Government, having been appointed in 2019.  Pamela has over 25 years’ experience in the global digital technology industry having spent the early years of her career as a software developer before working as a management consultant. She earned her post graduate diploma in e-commerce, economics, and technology at the University of London (UK)and a graduate diploma in law at University of Westminster (UK). She has been a registered Information security auditor with International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) since 2013 and has been a member of ISACA since 2010. Her experience and specialism cover risk management, information privacy, IT governance, IT auditing, IT assurance, online fraud, mobile value-added products, digital & cryptocurrency and IT contractual dispute management, software development and IT/network technology.