Navigating the Digital Age, Second Edition
Gary A. Bolles
Gary A. Bolles is an internationally-recognized expert and lecturer on the future of work and of learning. His focus is on strategies for helping individuals, organizations, communities and countries to thrive in the digital work economy. As a partner in the boutique consulting agency Charrette LLC, he helps clients to identify and understand trends affecting organizations and markets, through innovation consulting, strategic conferences, strategy design charrettes, and collaborative initiatives. As Chair for the Future of Work for Singularity University, he leads the organization’s efforts to empower a global community to create an abundant future of work and learning. And as co-founder of eParachute.com, he helps job-hunters & career changers, from youth to 50+, with online and in-person programs inspired by “What Color Is Your Parachute?”, the best-selling career book of all time. Bolles has also authored a series of video courses on the future of work for LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com, and writes on LinkedIn.
James C. Trainor
James C. Trainor
James C. Trainor is Senior Vice President within Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group. Mr. Trainor joined Aon in October 2016 after a distinguished career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he most recently led the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters.
Mr. Trainor played a critical role in devising the FBI’s national strategy to combat cyber-crime and was the senior FBI executive responsible for all cyber investigations. During his three year tenure in the Cyber Division, Mr. Trainor led FBI Agents and Analysts in every major high-profile cyber investigation involving the FBI.
In his new role, Mr. Trainor will help shape Aon’s overall cyber strategy on behalf of clients, working closely with colleagues across technology, system integration, risk transfer and advisory to ensure a holistic and integrated approach.
Mr. Trainor joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1996. Over his twenty year FBI career, he served in both overseas and domestic assignments focused on cyber, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, intelligence and criminal matters. He has served in field assignments in Chicago; New Haven, CT; Boston; New York City and at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Trainor is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and obtained a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut. He also completed a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Certificate Program at Carnegie Mellon University and has GIAC certifications in GISP, GSLC and GISF.
Mr. Trainor is the recipient of the 2016 Presidential Rank Award, the 2016 FCW Federal 100 in Information Technology, and was recognized by Security Magazine in 2017 as Most Influential in Security.
Prior to joining the FBI, he was a military intelligence officer for the U.S. Army.
Chiock is currently a Schlumberger Fellow. His experience covers next generation technology, Cyber-Security and Auditing. While CISO for Schlumberger he was responsible for developing the overall information security strategy for Schlumberger and is recognized for his leadership and management in all aspects of Cyber Security throughout the company and within the community. Mario is currently serving on the advisory board of Palo Alto Networks, Onapsis & Qualys. In 2012 Mario won the Information Security Executive “People Choice Award” and in 2013 was ranked top 25 CISO by ExecRank, in 2014 Mario was named “ISSA Fellow” and won the CSO40 Award by CSO magazine. Mario was President of ISSA South Texas Chapter in 2007 when the chapter won the ISSA chapter of the year award, and was Vice President of the Houston InfraGard Chapter 2013-2015 and Chair of the Cyber Security committee of the API 2013-15 and was involved in the formation of the Oil & Gas ISAC. In 2017 he received the Infragard Houston award of excellence for the Private-Public Partnership in Cybersecurity.
Best-Selling Author of Exponential Organizations; XPRIZE Foundation Board member; Founding Executive Director of Singularity University; Chairman of ExO Works; Founder, The ExO Foundation; Former Vice President of Yahoo!’s Brickhouse; AION Advisory Board member; and General Partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO Venture Fund.
Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after business strategist, and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University. He consults with governments and the world’s Fortune 1000 companies on innovation, institutional change and growth. Ismail has been profiled in media outlets like The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED, Vogue, and the BBC.
Ismail travels extensively sharing a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies. His book quickly reached No. 1 on Amazon’s “Best-Sellers in Business Management,” and was also named Frost & Sullivan’s “Growth, Innovation and Leadership Book of the Year.” In presentations, he shares how any company, from a startup to a multinational, can streamline its performance and grow 10x faster than its peers. Audiences receive a tailored action plan, a new process for leading-edge thinking, and an understanding of what emerging technology trends mean for their future.
Ismail’s captivating, educational, and downright jaw-dropping presentations have been called “mind-blowing” and “the best talk I’ve ever heard.”
Salim founded ExO Works in 2016 to transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking. ExO Works delivers a 10-week program based on concepts detailed in Exponential Organizations that fast forwards an enterprise’s mindset by two years by removing the barriers to innovation. Just as ExO Works is the face of the future of management consulting, Ismail founded The Fastrack Institute, a non-profit dedicated to accelerating technology into society.
Ismail spent eight years as Singularity University’s founding Executive Director and global ambassador. SU’s goal is to “educate, inspire and empower a new generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.” SU, whose founders hail from Google and the XPRIZE Foundation, has empowered thousands of people from more than 85 countries to apply disruptive technologies – biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience – to more than 100 startups and countless patents and ideas.
Prior to Singularity, Ismail was a vice president at Yahoo, where he built and ran Brickhouse, the company’s internal incubator. His last company, Ångströ, a news aggregation startup, was sold to Google in 2010. He has founded or operated seven early-stage companies including PubSub Concepts, which laid some of the foundation for the real-time web, and the New York Grant Company, a direct response to 9/11. In its first year, the organization attracted over 400 clients and delivered over $12 million of federal grants to the local Lower Manhattan economy.
In 2017, at its fourth annual benefit gala, Endeavor Miami, the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor, a global non-profit organization that has advised and helped scale more than 800 high-impact companies in 26 countries around the world, honored Ismail with its 2017 Impact Award.
Ann Johnson leads Enterprise & Cybersecurity at Microsoft. The focus of her organization is to lead global enterprises on their secure digital transformation journey. Ann is a recognized sales and operations industry leader with a proven track record for building and leading high-performing global enterprise software go-to-market teams. Ann has a background in cybersecurity, infrastructure and storage and is a frequent speaker on topics of online banking fraud, information security, healthcare security, mobile security, workforce diversity, privacy and compliance.
Before joining Microsoft, Ann was CEO at Boundless, an open source geospatial software and services provider. Prior to Boundless, Ann was President and COO of Qualys, Inc., a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions. Prior to Qualys, Ann was Vice President of World Wide Sales/IPV and Global Accounts at RSA Security LLC, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation which provides solutions to protect customer online identities and digital assets.
Ann is a graduate of Weber State University in Utah where she completed a dual major in political science and communications. She currently serves on the board of the Security Advisor Alliance and as Board Advisor to the biometric security firm HYPR.
Mark D. McLaughlin became vice chairman of the board of directors for Palo Alto Networks in June 2018, following his retirement as the company’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Mark joined the company as president and chief executive officer in 2011 and became chairman in 2012. Prior to that, he held a number of key positions at Verisign, including serving as chief operating officer, executive vice president of Products and Marketing, and head of the company’s Naming Services business. Prior to Verisign, he was the vice president of Sales and Business Development for Signio, a leading internet payment company. Before joining Signio, he was the vice president of Business Development for Gemplus, the world’s leading smart-card company. Previous to Gemplus, he also served as general counsel of Caere Corporation and practiced law as an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.
For nearly a decade, Mark has had the honor of serving as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a body that for more than 30 years has brought industry chief executives together to provide counsel on national security policy and technical issues to the U.S. president and the national security leadership. Mark has served two-year terms as chairman and vice chairman of the NSTAC. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as an attack helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and earned his Airborne Wings. Mark currently also serves on the board of directors for Qualcomm Inc.
Justin Somaini heads the SAP Global Security (SGS) team. With more than 20 years of information security experience, he is responsible for SAP’s overall security strategy, ensuring that SAP and our customers have a consistent and convenient security experience and establishing SAP as a recognized and trusted leader in the industry. In his role Justin is accountable for 3 core domains, Physical Security, Product Security and Enterprise Security for all of SAP.
Before joining SAP in 2015, Justin was Chief Trust Officer at Box, the world's leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration. Prior to Box, Justin held the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Yahoo! And Symantec, VeriSign and Charles Schwab. In addition to his operational roles, he has advised numerous security companies such as Qualys, Palo Alto Networks, Sentinel Labs, Forcepoint and others. He serves on the board of MalwareBytes and is an avid early stage investor in companies like SourceClear and StackRox.
Justin holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Drexel University, Philadelphia. He serves as a Venture Advisor at YL Ventures and as an Advisor for Trident Capital’s Cybersecurity Advisory Council
Jennifer Sunshine Steffens
Jennifer Sunshine Steffens
Jennifer Sunshine Steffens is the Chief Executive Officer of IOActive, a global consulting firm dedicated to making the world a safer place. She spearheads IOActive’s global business operations, drives the company’s strategic vision and leads IOActive’s team of world-renowned cybersecurity researchers. Under her leadership, IOActive has expanded its service offerings across all technical and advisory services to ensure its research helps improve customers’ security posture as well as the state of security globally. In addition, Jennifer helped pioneer IOActive’s Securing Smart Cities non-profit, which serves as a resource for companies, governments, and individuals to navigate the complexity of securing a smart city.
Jennifer is an active member of the Executive Women’s Forum, the Information Security Systems Association and the Open Web Application Security Project. Lauded by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Information Security Magazine, and many more, she received SC Magazine’s Reboot Leadership Award for Top Management in 2017 and CV Magazine’s IT Security CEO of the Year 2018. She serves as a judge for the TechTrailblazers and DUO Women in Security awards and is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences worldwide.
Jennifer brings nearly 20 years of experience in the security industry. Prior to IOActive, she held leadership positions at ground breaking companies such as Sourcefire and NFR Security.
Ms. Rama Vedashree is CEO of Data Security Council of India.
Prior to moving to DSCI she was Vice President, NASSCOM leading all initiatives in Domestic IT, eGovernance and Smart Cities among others. At NASSCOM, she has also led the Healthcare initiative in partnership with apex Health Sector body, NATHEALTH and the NASSCOM-DSCI Cyber Security Task Force.
DSCI under her leadership is pursuing a Cyber Security Industry growth charter to make India into a global hub for cyber security and grow to 35B$ by 2025.
With a rich and varied experience of 28 years in the Industry, she has had long stints at NIIT Technologies, Microsoft and General Electric. Her previous roles include that of Director in Microsoft Global Services, and Vice President, GE India. She has experience in the diverse domains of IT consulting, Strategic Accounts and Business Development, e-Governance projects and Business Development for Infrastructure projects and Health and Water Sectors at GE.
She is member of many committees of Government of India, including the Data Protection Committee, Cloud Expert Group and Financial Inclusion Advisory Board.
A Gold Medalist from University of Hyderabad, she has also completed an Executive Education program from Harvard, and a short program in High Performance Computing from Cornell University.
Tom Farley is the former President of the NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE/ICE). Mr. Farley joined the NYSE when ICE acquired NYSE Euronext in 2013, serving as Chief Operating Officer. He held previous roles at ICE, including SVP of Financial Markets and President and COO of ICE Futures U.S., formerly the New York Board of Trade.
Prior to joining ICE, Mr. Farley was President of SunGard Kiodex, a risk management technology provider to the derivatives markets. He has also held various positions in investment banking at Montgomery Securities and in private equity at Gryphon Investors. Mr. Farley holds a BA degree in Political Science from Georgetown University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2004 and a combined audience of over 1 million people. Gerd focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications. Gerd is also an influential author, a sought-after executive ‘future trainer’ and a trusted strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music and the author of 5 other books including ‘The Humanity Challenge’ (June 2016). Gerd is also the host of the web-TV series TheFutureShow and the CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists.
Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the opportunity-challenges of the coming exponential society, a sustainable business and cultural ecology, social media and communications, TV / film, radio and broadcasting futures, mobile content and commerce, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, ‘hard-future’ consumer trends, human-machine futures and AI, cognitive computing, the IoT, big data and automation, next-generation advertising, marketing and branding, as well as sustainability and related ‘green future’ topics. In 2006, The Wall Street Journal called Gerd ‘one of the leading Media Futurists in the World’. In 2015, Wired Magazine listed Gerd as #88 of the top 100 influencers in Europe. He’s #21 on the global list of futurists.
Gerd's keynotes, speeches and presentations are renowned for their hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring, often humorous and always personal motivational style. Gerd is highly regarded as a global influencer and has advised many business leaders and government officials around the globe. His diverse client list of over 300 companies includes UBS, Mastercard, Unilever, Lloyds Bank, WWF, Nokia, The Guardian, Google, Sony, Telkom Indonesia, Siemens, RTL, ITV, BBC, France Telecom, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, MTN, The Financial Times, DDB, Ogilvy, Omnicom, IPG, The EU Commission, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, VISA, and many others.
Sherri Ramsay is currently a Consultant, engaged in strategy development and planning, coaching, partnership development, and marketing and development of security operations centers. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Hume Research Center at Virginia Tech and a member of the Board of Advisors for TruSTAR Technology.
Ms. Ramsay is the former Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Threat Operations Center (NTOC) and a former member of the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Administration (AFCEA) Board of Directors. As the NTOC Director, she led discovery and characterization of threats to national security systems, providing situational awareness for those threats, and coordinating actionable information to counter those threats to the DOD, DHS and FBI. At NSA, she also served as a senior leader in the Signals Intelligence Directorate, the Technology Directorate and the Information Assurance Directorate. Prior to joining NSA, she taught high school mathematics.
Ms. Ramsay received the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award (the highest award given to a DoD civilian), the Exceptional Civilian Service Award (the highest award given to an NSA civilian), the NSA Meritorious Civilian Service Award twice (the second highest award given to an NSA civilian), the Presidential Rank Award, the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, the Louis Tordella Award, and the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Administration (AFCEA) Meritorious Service to the Intelligence Community Award. She received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Congressional Bipartisan SMART (Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow) caucus.
Ms. Ramsay graduated Magna Cum Laude with General Honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Education. She graduated with Honors from the Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. She graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), National Defense University, with a Master’s in National Resource Strategy. She received a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia.
Ryan works with governments, companies and organizations around the world to develop and implement strategies, policies and operational partnerships that prevent successful cyberattacks. He oversees the company’s involvement in public-private cybersecurity exercises, and is responsible for expanding cyberthreat information sharing relationships with various government organizations. Additionally, Ryan leads the company’s global public policy efforts and oversees government affairs around the world.
Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Ryan spent nearly 15 years in government, and with technology and defense companies. Most recently, Ryan served as a cybersecurity official on the U.S. National Security Council staff at the White House, and more than a decade in various positions across the Department of Homeland Security during both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Ryan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum’s expert network supporting the growth of a secure and reliable Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In 2016, he also served on the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force to develop recommendations for the incoming U.S. administration, and he participated in the U.S.-Australia Diplomatic Track 1.5 Cyber Dialogue. Ryan is an elected member of the executive committee of the U.S. Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council. He is also a recipient of the National Security Council’s “Outstanding Service Award,” and the 2017 Federal Computer Week “Fed 100” award. Ryan is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Mark Gosling is the Vice President Internal Audit at Palo Alto Networks, where he leads the company’s internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and enterprise risk management programs. In addition to assessing risks, risk management practices and controls on behalf of the Company’s Board, Mark’s role requires close coordination of work with multiple stakeholder groups to develop and implement optimal risk management approaches across the enterprise.
Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Mark served as Vice President Internal Audit at NetApp and at VeriSign, and as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in internal audit, compliance and risk management services for technology companies. His career spans over 30 years, with 22 of those spent in Silicon Valley.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in production engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, and is a Chartered Accountant.
John Scimone serves as Sr. Vice President, Chief Security Officer for Dell, where he leads the company’s global corporate security program. John’s responsibilities span the full spectrum of strategy, planning, and operations, aiding Dell’s businesses in the management of security risk across the physical and cyber domains. He is also charged with the advocacy of business resilience, including crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Before joining Dell, John served as the Global Chief Information Security Officer for the Sony Group family of companies, where he was responsible for building Sony’s first global information security and privacy organization and leading strategy, policy, and operations. Prior to joining Sony, he also held a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Defense, including as Director of Security Operations for the Secretary of Defense's communications office, where he led the facility, personnel, and cyber security programs. John formerly served as a member of a predecessor organization of U.S. Cyber Command, where he led the development of enterprise information security programs that protected information belonging to the DoD’s more than two million employees.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a specialization in Information Assurance, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Intelligence, with a specialization in Counterintelligence, from the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C.
Stephen Moore is the Vice President and Chief Security Strategist at Exabeam, focused on driving solutions for threat detection/response and advising customers on breach response. Prior to joining Exabeam, Stephen has held a variety of cybersecurity practitioner and leadership roles. He spends his free time advising industry-leading organizations, mentoring, and helping those in need.
Dr. Philipp Amann
Dr. Philipp Amann
Philipp is the Head of Strategy of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). EC3 Strategy is responsible for the delivery of strategic, situational and tactical cyber-related products such as the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). Other key areas of responsibility include prevention and awareness, outreach, stakeholder management, training management and internet governance.
Philipp regularly presents at major international conferences and events.
Prior to joining the EC3, he held management positions with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the International Criminal Court.
Philipp has more than 17 years of relevant working experience and hands-on skills in information and cyber security management, policy development, combatting cybercrime, electronic evidence management and the analysis and management of intelligence.
He has worked in various fields, including the financial sector, global disarmament and arms control, CBRNe, law enforcement and international law. He is also a member of ENISA’s Permanent Stakeholder Group and the program advisory board of the Cyber Akademie.
Philipp’s professional experience is complemented by a PhD degree and a Master’s degree in business informatics from the University of Vienna. He also holds an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from the University College Dublin, where he graduated at the top of his class.
Lisa J. Sotto
Lisa J. Sotto
Named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” Lisa Sotto chairs Hunton Andrews Kurth’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. She has received widespread recognition for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. Ms. Sotto was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all surveys by Computerworld magazine and has received top rankings for privacy and data security by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. She serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.
Ms. Sotto was named one of Ethisphere Magazine’s 2015 “Attorneys Who Matter,” listing attorneys who “have risen to the top,” and was named among The National Law Journal’s 2015 “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers” and “Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazers.” Featured as “The Queen of Breach” in an article by New York Super Lawyers Magazine, Lisa provides extensive advice on cybersecurity risks, incidents and policy issues, including proactive cyber incident readiness. Since 2005, she has advised clients on more than 1,200 cybersecurity and data breach incidents in the U.S. and abroad, including many of the seminal events. A preeminent lawyer and dynamic problem solver, Lisa assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and data security practices. She advises clients on GLB, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA, VPPA, security breach notification laws, and other U.S. state and federal privacy and data security requirements, and global data protection laws (including those in the EU, Asia and Latin America). Ms. Sotto is the editor and lead author of the legal treatise entitled Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
Ms. Sotto was selected to represent the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to present a report, “Business Without Borders: The Importance of Cross-Border Data Transfers to Global Prosperity,” which the firm prepared in collaboration with the Chamber. The two-day workshop was hosted by AmCham Indonesia and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition, Ms. Sotto was selected to advise the Serbian government on global data protection law and to draft the country’s data security and breach notification laws. Her work in Serbia was sponsored by the USAID-funded Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project.
Ms. Sotto is chair of the New York Privacy Officers’ Forum and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Ms. Sotto received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, with Distinction in All Subjects. She is admitted to practice in New York.
As executive vice president and chief security officer (CSO), Danny McPherson is responsible for all aspects of Verisign’s information systems and services, as well as information and corporate security. Additionally, he represents Verisign in key forums focused on critical infrastructure, engineering, research, security, and online trust. With over 20 years of experience in the internet network operations, security, and telecommunications industries, McPherson brings tremendous technical leadership and operational expertise to the company.
Prior to joining Verisign, McPherson was vice president and CSO at Arbor Networks, where he developed solutions to detect and mitigate cyberattacks. Before that, he held technical leadership positions in architecture, engineering and operations with Amber Networks, Qwest Communications, Genuity, MCI Communications, and the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
McPherson has actively participated in internet operations and standardization since the early 1990s. He is currently a member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) and has served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG), the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Subcommittee, as well as the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Board of Directors. He has chaired an array of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other working groups and committees in these and related forums.
McPherson is an active contributor in the network and security operations and research communities and has authored several books, numerous internet protocol standards, network and security research papers, and other publications.
Member of the European Parliament since 2014, Vice-Chair of Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, Member of Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Substitute Member to Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee.
Michal Boni holds a PhD from the University of Warsaw where he lectured in the Department of Polish Culture for many years. Involved in the ‘Solidarity’ underground movement since 1980 and a member of the national authorities of ‘Solidarity’ since 1989, he became Chairman of the Mazowsze Region Management Board in 1990.
He served as Minister of Labour and Social Policy in 1991 and from 1992 until 1993 as Secretary of State in the same ministry responsible for labour market policy. Between 1998 and 2001 he was the Chief Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy. From 2008 he served as Minister- Head of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister Donald Tusk and from 2011 until 2013 as Minister of Administration and Digitisation of Poland.
In 2016 Michal Boni was awarded a MEP award in category research and innovation.
Ria co-leads Brunswick’s global cyber offer. She has deep expertise in private and public sector cybersecurity strategies and policies, including advising senior government leaders, Board members and C-Suite executives on enterprise-wide crisis preparedness, incident response and corporate resilience strategies in the face of significant cyber-attacks.
She joined Brunswick from Washington-based management consultancy, Obsidian Analysis, Inc., where she was Principal and Senior Director for Cybersecurity; she led the firm’s cyber practice, which advised senior government and corporate leaders on the development and execution of cyber-focused resiliency strategies. Prior to Obsidian, she was the Managing Director of Occid-Orient Strategies, which advised companies expanding within the Middle East and Asian cyber markets. Previously, Ria was Director, Cybersecurity and Counterterrorism, for Global Strategies Group, where she headed the practice advising select Middle East and Asian governments on critical national security issues.
Ria began her career with the U.S. Federal government, where she specialized in security, foreign policy, and counterterrorism. After leaving government service, she worked for Fabiani & Company, where she established the firm’s advisory capabilities on promoting advanced cybersecurity technologies in the defence and security market. Ria is an attorney licensed by the State Bar of New York, with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from American University.
Global commerce and security, from our financial markets and military systems to our critical infrastructure, increasingly depend on digitally connected technologies – but this barely scratches the surface of the changes still to come.
Although these emerging technologies allow us to achieve formerly inconceivable milestones, they’re also under nearly constant attack. However, using the latest cybersecurity technology – and through collaboration, shared research and threat intelligence – we can stay ahead of these evolving threats.
Still, the pace of digital change is nothing short of blistering. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with it all.
That’s why this book exists.
Please enjoy Volumes 1 and 2 with our compliments. We’ll let you know when the complete edition becomes available.
Volume 1: The Future of Threat and Risks
Tom Farley – Former President, New York Stock Exchange
2. To Protect Our Way of Life in the Digital Age, We Must Reach for a Cybersecurity Moonshot
Mark McLaughlin – Vice Chairman, Palo Alto Networks
Seizing the Opportunities, Understanding the Challenges
3. To Enable Tomorrow’s Cyber Mesh of Data, We Must Transform Our Digital DNA Today
Salim Ismail – Founder, ExO Foundation; Board Member, XPRIZE
4. The Exhilarating, Exciting, and Sobering World of the Internet of Things: Imagine the Opportunities, and Realize the Risks
Jennifer Steffens – Chief Executive Officer, IOActive
5. How Data Grids Will Power the Economy and Influence Our Future
Rama Vedashree – Chief Executive Officer, Data Security Council of India
6. The Future of Cloud
Ann Johnson – Corporate Vice President Cybersecurity Solutions, Microsoft
Why and How We Must Change Our Roles and Behaviors
7. Dealing With the Evolving Adversary Mindset
James C. Trainor – Senior Vice President, Cyber Solutions Group, Aon
8. The Evolving Role of the CISO: From Risk Manager to Business Enabler
Justin Somaini – Chief Security Officer, SAP
9. Cybersecurity and the Board: Where Do We Go From Here?
Mario Chiock – Schlumberger Fellow and CISO Emeritus, Schlumberger
How Work Requirements and Ethical Responsibilities Come Together
10. Cybersecurity and the Future of Work
Gary A. Bolles – Chair, Future of Work at Singularity University; Co-founder, eParachute.com; Partner, Charrette; Speaker and Writer
11. The Ethics of Technology and the Future of Humanity
Gerd Leonhard – Author; Executive “Future Trainer;” Strategist; Chief Executive Officer, The Futures Agency
Volume 2: Lessons From Today’s World
1. If You’re Not Collaborating With Colleagues and Competitors on Cyber Threat Intelligence, Beware: The Bad Guys Are Way Ahead of You
Sherri Ramsay — Cybersecurity Consultant; Former Director of the U.S. National Security Agency / Central Security Service Threat Operations Center
2. Compliance Is Not a Cybersecurity Strategy
Ryan Gillis — Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks
Mark Gosling — Vice President, Internal Audit, Palo Alto Networks
Cybersecurity Awareness, Understanding and Leadership
3. Security Transformation as a Business Imperative
John Scimone — Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Dell
4. The Importance of Cybersecurity Preparation and Leadership
Stephen Moore — Vice President, Chief Security Strategist, Exabeam
5. Data Manipulation, Law Enforcement and Our Future: Seeking to Build Trust in Our Digitally Connected Systems
Dr. Philipp Amann — Head of Strategy, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
6. How to Manage a Data Breach
Lisa J. Sotto — Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
The Convergence and Divergence of Compliance and Cybersecurity
7. Why Secure Availability—Not Compliance—Should Be Every Business Leader’s Goal
Danny McPherson — Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Verisign
8. Enabling the Digital Revolution in Europe: Building Effective Cybersecurity Policy Through Trust and Cooperation
Michal Boni — Member, European Parliament
9. Beyond Compliance: The Human Element of Cyber Resilience
Ria Thomas — Partner and Global Co-Lead Cybersecurity, Brunswick Group
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