Paul Horn is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at HD Vest Financial Services. Prior to HD Vest Paul was with DynCorp International LLC, where he was responsible for information security and held various roles such as CISO and Sr. CyberSecurity Manager. DynCorp International is a multi-billion dollar Top 10 defense contractor operating in over 25 countries across 5 continents. Paul challenged the status quo and was instrumental in changing the company culture incorporating information security into everyday functions; developed the first ever corporate security awareness program focusing on real world intelligence and the dissemination of information to make decisions within seconds to enhance the security posture of the enterprise; employed a “Security Awareness-Raiser” that promoted employee participation and feedback for securing their network and endpoints in exchange for rewards resulting in a n increase of awareness by over 1000%; lead to a business case to increase the current team by 3 FTEs and supplemented his team’s kills by expanding service offerings by implementing more automation within the enterprise and enrolling staff in a multitude of advanced training opportunities around network and endpoint security and encouraged professional certifications from recognized industry leaders.
Rakesh Radhakrishnan is a Principal (IT Security) Architect at Amgen. He has a total of 25 years of experience in IT and 15+ years in Information Security covering all 5 domains of the CISO program. Rakesh is extremely passionate about “Aligning Aspired (Target ESA) with Applied Architecture” and he believes in the critical nature of the partnership and teamwork between the Chief Security Architect office of an Organization and the CSO office. All the Architecture Assessments, Target ESA definitions/designs, innovation, solution design, integration models, problem solving (predicting future issues/problems as well), design patterns and reusable code/artifacts produced by Security Architects can ONLY be put to good use if it is aligned with the CSO programs associated with governance, empowerment, program management, policy & standards, compliant SW acquisition, organizational structuring and so on. Hence he truly enjoys the ISACA COBIT 5 model for Information security that addresses the governance challenges of IS along with SEI’s Architecture Led Program Management for Architecture led governance and acquisition management.
Ms. Veda Woods is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) with the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board). She serves as the key security advisor for the Board and is responsible for the secure development, coordination, implementation and oversight of federal funds, law enforcement information and applicable assets. She also serves as Chief Privacy Officer and the Senior Designated Authorizing Official for Records Management respectively. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International, Bethesda Chapter, and the Federal Small Agency CISO Advisory Council. Ms. Woods is a Cum Laude graduate of Norwich University where she earned a Master’s of Science in Information Assurance. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and has participated in the Graduate School USA Senior Executive Service (SES) Leadership Development Program. In support of her continued interest in the security and privacy challenges applicable to the healthcare field, Ms. Woods earned her Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Public Health Informatics from the University of Maryland.
Vanessa Lapins is a technological innovator specializing in the development of IT infrastructures that drive transformation, innovation and optimize enterprise business goals. She is currently implementing a secure, private cloud powered by IBM’s SoftLayer services in alignment with Novitex’s Integrated Document Life Cycle™ (IDLC™) end-to-end business strategy. Lapins brings more than 25 years of expertise to IT with a sophisticated knowledge of integrating business workflows and IT infrastructure to produce scalable, secure and reliable enterprise platforms that power real solutions for clients’ business needs.