Ahead of new and pending Federal guidelines on cyber preparedness, industry experts discuss the state of policy and the preventative measures Federal contractors and business leaders can take to comply with coming legislation and protect themselves from being the victim of increasing cyber threats. As the methods of attack have become more diverse and adaptive, all portions of industry have stepped up to address the issue of dealing with cybersecurity and the outcome of an attack. From human capital and knowledge sharing all the way through the aftermath of an attack and remediation, keeping your organization secure no longer ends in the IT department.
Date: October 10, 2018
Location: American Security Project
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Lower Level Conference Room
Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Les Williams – Risk Cooperative, Partner and Chief Revenue Officer
Les Williams, a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), is Partner and Chief Revenue Officer of Risk Cooperative, an innovative strategy and risk advisory firm based in Washington D.C. Risk Cooperative specializes in creating solutions for emerging risks such as cyber liability insurance, political risk insurance, and other complex domestic and global challenges. The firm is also actively involved in assisting clients with common risk needs, such as employee benefits and business insurance.
John Rooney – F-Secure Corporation, Solutions Engineer
John Rooney has spent over three decades helping some of the world’s top technology companies explain, demonstrate, and deploy their solutions at scale. Before joining F-Secure in March of 2018 as Solution Sales Engineer for the company’s Cloud Protection and RDS solutions, John was PreSales Director and Senior Principal Consultant for automation solutions at CA Technologies. With backgrounds in pre- and post-sales, systems programming, security administration, and technical support, John works closely with clients and partners to help them understand both the technical functions and business value of their technology decisions. When not hopping on a demo, John enjoys spending time with his wife and grandkids just outside of Philadelphia.
Andrew Bromfield – Formative, President and Chief Technology Officer
Andrew’s goal is to help organizations and people grow and he achieves this by aligning Information Technology with business strategy. It is through this commitment that he founded Formative Innovations Inc. in 2005 – a Toronto based creative+ technology firm that specializes in the design, development, and management of technology solutions that power business and workforce competitiveness.
As Formative’s President, Andrew’s primary responsibilities include the creation and management of strategic initiatives and the realization of the company’s long-term vision. In addition, Andrew plays a key role in the design and development of all product and service offerings as the Chief Technology Officer. Over the past 11 years, Andrew and his team has developed and deployed several highly effective custom software solutions that span multiple industries, including healthcare and financial services.
Prior to founding Formative Innovations Inc., Andrew acquired his diverse skillset by earning a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology Management from Ryerson University, where he majored in systems development and implementation. He immediately applied that knowledge with meaningful tenures at DoubleClick and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Matthew Wallin – American Security Project, Fellow for Public Diplomacy
A Los Angeles native, Matthew completed his Masters in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California in 2010. While at USC, his studies focused on the public diplomacy implications of military conflict, and viral communication by non-state actors. Prior to that, he received his B.A. in Political Science with a focus in international relations from California State University, Long Beach.
In 2009, Matthew interned in the Office of Press Relations at the U.S. Department of State as a Press Officer, assisting with the daily State Department press briefings as well as answering media inquiries on official U.S. foreign policy. Afterwards, he joined the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, where he shaped “Science Diplomacy and the Prevention of Conflict,” an internationally-attended day-long conference on the premise of science diplomacy.
Matthew originally joined ASP in the fall of 2011 as a research intern for ASP’s Nuclear Security Initiative, assisting with various ASP publications including the Nuclear Security Index. He now leads ASP’s research in public diplomacy and strategic communication, and U.S.-Russia Relations.
He is also a member of the Public Diplomacy Council.