Advisory Board 2017


Franklin Donahoe has over 25 years of experience in cyber and physical security, and military service in the United States Marine Corps. He has consulted, and worked in, some of the top global multi-national companies such as Deloitte, Costco and T-Mobile, in the technology, healthcare, and global wholesale/retail sectors. He has experience developing and executing strategy, operations, and budgets for the protection of enterprise information assets and managing security programs. He also has executed successful fraud, executive, and physical protection programs. He currently is the Chief Information Security Officer for Mylan Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world, manufacturing and marketing more than 2,700 different products to retail, wholesale, government and institutional customers. Franklin is also a Board Member of Lynx Technology Partners, one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies and ranked among the top US security companies.

Beau Woods is the Deputy Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft on International Security. His focus is the intersection of cyber security and the human condition, primarily around Cyber Safety. This comes out of his work on the I Am The Cavalry civil society initiative, ensuring the connected technology that can impact life and safety is worthy of our trust. Over the past several years in this capacity, he has consulted with automakers, medical device manufacturers, healthcare providers, cyber security researchers, US federal agencies and legislative staff, and the White House.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Beau founded the security consultancy, Stratigos Security, to advise large enterprises, small business, and NGOs on information security strategy and development. Prior to that, Beau spent five years with Dell SecureWorks, where he advised commercial clients on information security and built up the security consulting services practice. Beau is a frequent presenter, media contributor, and author, and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in psychology.

IoT Security: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

Noopur Davis is Senior Vice President, Comcast Technology and Product, and Chief Product and Information Security Officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, she leads teams responsible for product security, as well as information and infrastructure security, cybersecurity risk management, security solutions delivery, customer privacy, security operations and incident response, security intelligence and architecture, and the Legal Response Center.
Noopur joined Comcast from Intel, where she served as Vice President, Global Quality ISecG. Previously, Noopur served as a Principal for management consulting firm Davis Systems, working with clients such as Intuit, Adobe, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. She held engineering leadership roles at Intergraph Corporation, Chrysler Corporation, and served as a Visiting Scientist with Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.
Noopur holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. She recently relocated from Silicon Valley to Center City Philadelphia.

Predictions for the number IoT devices worldwide range from 20 to 50 billion by the year 2020.  However, growing security concerns are beginning to temper this growth.  Noopur will talk about the current IoT security challenges, ranging from the supply chain to actual device security.  Then, a holistic approach to addressing the security challenges will be proposed.

Social engineering - manipulation for information?

In his early twenties, Jamie Woodruff is already one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security.Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked in May to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.Woodruff is an expert on cyber issues, travelling internationally to talk at global corporations and the industry’s most important conferences. He is also writing a book on cyber intelligence and combating terrorism whilst pursuing a PhD in political science at Sheffield University. Woodruff talks about the importance of System and Network Security and is known for disclosing world-wide exploits and vulnerabilities within leading security applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and Google. He finds existing exploits by infiltrating the companies in question. He demonstrated this by impersonating a Domino’s pizza delivery boy at a large financial institution and gaining access to their server room via pick-locking. All carried out under fully authorised, ethical penetration testing.

Jamie will talk about Social Engineering. He will use his time on stage to show the audience how easy people can use these tactics to break into companies to steal confidential data. How are certain social engineering tools such as a pineapple marc v forcing mobiles and laptops to connect to this device with a live demo on stage. Jamie will also demonstrate how easy phone spoofing is and explain the importance of training and staff awareness and also how to prevent these types of attacks.

Speakers & Moderators 2017

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