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Panel Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Samara N. Moore, Director for Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection, White House National Security Staff
As part of the White House National Security staff, Samara Moore coordinates activities across the Federal Government, partnering with the private sector in efforts to strengthen cybersecurity for nation’s critical infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining the National Security staff, Moore was Senior Information Technology and Cybersecurity Advisor in the Department of Energy. At the DOE, she played a key role in IT and cybersecurity governance, where she led the formation of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model, now followed domestically and internationally. Before joining the DOE, Moore was Director of the Office of Management and Data Systems in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Jon Boyens, Senior Advisor, Information Security, Information Technology Laboratory; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); U.S. Department of Commerce
Jon Boyens is a Senior Advisor for Information Security in the Information Technology Laboratory within the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He leads NIST’s Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Program and works on policy and technical projects. Boyens helps develop and coordinate the department’s cybersecurity policy, and represents the department in the administration’s interagency cybersecurity policy process. He has worked on various White House-led initiatives, including those on trusted identities, botnets, supply chain and, most recently, the Cybersecurity Executive Order and related work on cybersecurity incentives and the cybersecurity framework.

Barry Hensley, Executive Director, Counter Threat Unit, Dell SecureWorks
Barry Hensley directs the Counter Threat Unit’s Research Group at Dell SecureWorks, comprised of the nation’s top security experts who analyze emerging cyberthreats while developing rapid countermeasures for 3,100 clients worldwide, including twenty percent of the Fortune 500 companies. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army, Hensley is the former director of the Army's Global Network Operations and Security Center (AGNOSC), where he directed the operations and defense of the Army's portion of the Global Information Grid (GIG). Hensley held various leadership positions in communications and information security throughout his 24-year Army career, which included assignments with United States Special Operations Command and deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Somalia, and Iraq.

Frank Hsu, Clavius Distinguished Professor of Science; Professor of Computer and Information Science, Fordham University
Frank Hsu is a professor and the Director of the Laboratory of Informatics and Data Mining at Fordham University. He chairs the New York Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and he has co-organized the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) at Fordham. Hsu co-edited Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences (Fordham University Press, 2013), one of the first books on cybersecurity affairs, and he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Interconnection Networks. Hsu received a Ph.D. in Combinatorics at the University of Michigan and has developed a variety of fusion algorithms for scientific discovery and knowledge management.

Bob Kolasky, Director, Strategy and Policy, Office of Infrastructure and Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Bob Kolasky leads strategic critical infrastructure initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, he served as the director of the Integrated Task Force for Presidential Cyber Policy Directive 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. He also led the first Strategic National Risk Assessment in partnership with FEMA. Kolasky is an accomplished strategist, planner, organizational leader, author and analyst, focusing on solutions to public problems. He served as Managing Editor of and Director of Content at He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and a Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School where he concentrated on business and government policy and microeconomics.

Doug Wylie, Director, Product Security Risk Management, Rockwell Automation
With more than 19 years in the field of industrial automation, Doug Wylie is Director of Product Security Risk Management for Rockwell Automation. A certified security professional, he specializes in enhancing security protections for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications used in critical infrastructure. Wylie directs Rockwell Automation's Product Security Incident Response Team and associated risk assessment processes, mitigation activities and continuous improvement programs. He is a primary point of contact for government affairs relating to industrial product and system security, including the Cybersecurity Framework. He holds multiple international patents specific to industrial communications, control, and software technologies.

David J. Youssef, Cyber Incident Investigator, Citigroup; Teaching Fellow, Department of Computer and Information Science, Fordham University
David J. Youssef is a Fordham University computer science graduate and currently teaches cybersecurity courses as a teaching fellow. Youssef has served on the organizing committee of the annual International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) held at Fordham University. At Citigroup he works on investigating numerous advanced network threats targeting the financial system. He has spent much of his time there liaising with law enforcement, government agencies and research groups with the goal of coordinating intelligence on the current cyberthreat landscape.

Michael Coden, Vice President, NextNine, Inc.; Vice President, ISA-Metro-NY
Michael Coden is Vice President of NextNine Inc., where he has been instrumental in designing NextNine’s suite of cybersecurity software products. Coden has been involved in the Cybersecurity Framework process, and he also serves as vice president for the New York Section of the International Society of Automation. He was founder and CEO of Codenoll, eventually purchased by ADC Telecommunications, and he later founded Magjic, LLC and consulted for several high-technology companies and venture-capital firms. Coden is the author of 16 patents on fiber-optic devices, secure network equipment and secure data protocols. He is also the author of numerous scholarly contributions and The Fiber Optic LAN Handbook (Codenoll Press, 1993).

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