Keynotes


General Session Calendar

Tuesday, October 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Sir Richard Branson
Founder and President, Virgin Group

Mike DeCesare and Todd Gebhart
Co-Presidents, McAfee
Wednesday, October 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Security 2016: How Security Must Evolve in the Next Five Years
Featuring Michael Fey, Senior Vice President – Advanced Technologies and Field Engineering, McAfee

Intel and McAfee: Transforming the Security Industry
Featuring Lisa Watts, Director – Business Clients Solutions and Enabling, Intel Corporation

Risk: Threat or Opportunity?
Featuring Andrzej Kawalec, CTO – Enterprise Security Services, HP

Thursday, October 20
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Hacking Exposed
Featuring Stuart McClure, Sr. VP and GM – Risk & Compliance, McAfee


In Search of the Silver Bullet
Featuring James Foster, Sr. VP – Strategic Business Development, Accuvant

Implementing “True” Secure Clouds
Featuring Peder Jungck, CTO / Sr. VP, CloudShield Technologies, Inc. — an SAIC Company

Tuesday, October 18


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 
Sir Richard Branson, Founder and President, Virgin Group
   
Sir Richard Branson
Founder and President, Virgin Group


About Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson is the founder and president of Virgin Group.

In 1970, Richard founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer, and not long after he opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. The equity of Virgin Music Group — record labels, music publishing, and recording studios was sold to THORN EMI in 1992 in a US$1 billion deal. Since then, Virgin has become one of the world's most recognized and respected brands. Virgin has expanded into aviation, hospitality and leisure, telecommunications, financial services, health and wellness, and clean energy through more than 300 companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people in 29 countries. Companies like Virgin Atlantic, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and the newest airlines, Virgin America and VAustralia, are shaking up the travel industry while Virgin HealthMiles, Virgin Money, Virgin Mobile and other Virgin-branded companies continue to offer exceptional customer service and value for money.

In December 1999, Richard was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Millennium New Year’s honours list for "services to entrepreneurship."

Richard has been involved in a number of world record-breaking attempts since 1985. In 1986 his boat, "Virgin Atlantic Challenger II," crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the fastest ever recorded time. This was followed a year later by a hot air balloon crossing of the same ocean in "Virgin Atlantic Flyer." In January 1991, Richard crossed the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Arctic Canada. In June 2004, he set the record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by an amphibious vehicle to mark the 20th anniversary of Virgin Atlantic. He and fellow adventurer Steve Fossett also unveiled an aircraft designed to attempt the first solo-piloted non-stop trip around the world without re-fuelling.

In the summer of 2004, Richard launched Virgin Unite as a vehicle to pull together the resources of the Virgin Group internationally and, most importantly, Virgin’s best asset — its people — to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing the world today. Virgin Unite and on-the-ground partners participate in efforts such as the creation of sustainable health clinics in Africa and the fostering of new entrepreneurs through the Branson School of Entrepreneurship in South Africa. In 2006, Richard pledged 100% of profits of Virgin transportation companies to clean tech investments through Virgin Green Fund. In 2007, he announced a new global science and technology prize — The Virgin Earth Challenge — to award $25 million to the individual or group able to demonstrate a commercially viable design which will result in the net removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases. Also that year, Richard joined Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu to form The Elders, a group of independent leaders that will seek sustainable solutions to global humanitarian issues.

Most recently with Virgin Unite, Richard has helped incubate initiatives such as the Disease Control Room, a new health resource for South Africa and the sub-Saharan African region that will help transform responses to devastating diseases such as HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria; and the Carbon War Room, which taps into global entrepreneurs to mobilize capital, innovation, expertise and international collaboration to fill in the gaps of climate change efforts already underway. Richard is the author of Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, (Crown Business, 1998); Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life, (Virgin Books, 2006); and Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur, (Virgin Books, 2008).

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Mike DeCesare, Co-President, McAfee   Mike DeCesare, Co-President, McAfee
   
Mike DeCesare and Todd Gebhart
Co-Presidents, McAfee

McAfee Co-Presidents Mike DeCesare and Todd Gebhart will discuss McAfee’s future strategy and explain how the company continues to influence the direction of security and maintain its role as the industry leader. DeCesare and Gebhart will address the latest trends in security and discuss how connected security systems across endpoints, the network, and the cloud with centralized management creates an optimized architecture for security risk management.

About Mike DeCesare
Michael DeCesare has more than 20 years of sales experience at industry-leading technology companies. Previously the vice president of global operations at McAfee, DeCesare was responsible for leading global operations, including manufacturing, facilities, travel, and information technology, as well as worldwide sales, channels, sales engineering, consulting services, and education services. Since joining McAfee in 2007, DeCesare has continued to fortify the expansion of McAfee sales around the globe, which has resulted in multiple quarters of double-digit revenue growth.

DeCesare was previously senior vice president of field operations at EMC. In his other roles at EMC, DeCesare was responsible for all sales, presales consulting, training, technical support, partner, telesales, and sales operational resources for the company’s software business.

Prior to EMC, DeCesare worked at Documentum, helping to grow sales to a significant level before the company was acquired by EMC. Before he joined Documentum, DeCesare spent 12 years at Oracle in various senior sales and management positions, consistently achieving top sales honors.

DeCesare holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University. He also attended the San Francisco Culinary Academy.

DeCesare lives in California and has three children. He enjoys skiing, playing guitar, and tennis.


About Todd Gebhart
Todd Gebhart has been a dedicated leader at McAfee for more than 10 years. Previously the executive vice president and general manager of consumer, mobile, and small business, he was responsible for developing and executing the partnership, retail, and direct web sales strategy for the global expansion of the consumer, mobile, and small business units. Under his leadership, the McAfee global consumer business achieved record sales and established significant partnerships with many leading PC makers, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and financial services companies.

Gebhart joined McAfee in 1999 to lead the company’s OEM, service provider, and outsourcer sales teams. In 2002, he took over the consumer business at McAfee, and in 2004, added the mobile business to his charter.

Gebhart has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, and has held senior management positions with notable technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Prior to joining McAfee, he was vice president of sales at Alaris, a leader in online video compression technology. Gebhart started his career at IBM, where he worked in a variety of sales and sales management positions.

Gebhart received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University, and completed the executive MBA program at Harvard University.

Gebhart lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys golf, skiing, and camping.

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Wednesday, October 19

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 
Michael Fey, McAfee
   
Security 2016: How Security Must Evolve in the Next Five Years
Featuring:
Michael Fey, Worldwide SVP – Advanced Technologies and Field Engineering, McAfee



The challenges security professionals will face over the next five years will become increasingly complex. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, numerous, and targeted, while the explosion of new Internet-connected devices will cause the attack surface to expand dramatically. That’s the bad news. The good news is that security solutions will also advance. Experience what McAfee foresees in the coming years and learn how the security industry must evolve to meet future challenges. Learn what steps IT can take today to prepare for what’s on the horizon.

About Mike Fey
Michael Fey is World Wide Senior Vice President of Advanced Technologies and Engineering for McAfee. Michael and his team are responsible for working with customers and prospects to define, design and implement strategic security solutions across the Globe. In this capacity, he is responsible for both the Presales Engineers and Solution Architects at McAfee. While in this role, Michael led the team that developed the patent pending Security Optimization Model that is now the corner stone for how McAfee engages with its strategic customers to provide an 18 month strategic road map.

Prior to McAfee in 2007, Michael ran technical sales for Opsware, a leader in Data Center Automation. Prior to joining Opsware, he held multiple management positions at Mercury Interactive overseeing the technical sales of Application Management, Development and Governance.

Michael graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Engineering Physics and a minor in Mathematics.

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Lisa Watts, Intel
   
Intel and McAfee: Transforming the Security Industry
Featuring:
Lisa Watts, Director – Business Clients Solutions and Enabling, Intel Corporation



Lisa Watts will discuss Intel’s joint collaboration with McAfee, and explain how the companies are working together to deliver comprehensive hardware-assisted security. Hear more about Intel’s focus on security, and learn about the unique security features that are built into Intel® processors.

About Lisa Watts
Lisa Watts is director of Business Clients Solutions & Enabling in the Intel Architecture Group and leads Intel’s efforts around enabling business class client solutions that unlock the built-in intelligence of Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 vPro™ processors and the Intel® Core™ processor family of business PCs. Watts joined Intel in 1994 and has held several technical and management positions in Intel Information Technology and Intel Architecture Group.

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Andrzej Kawalec, HP  
   
Risk: Threat or Opportunity?
Featuring:
Andrzej Kawalec, CTO – Enterprise Security Services, HP

Andrzej Kawalec will examine today's enterprise, the increasingly sophisticated threat environment, and the execution that businesses demand from security departments. Mr. Kawalec will discuss optimizing all aspects of your security environment, taking you beyond the traditional approach to help drive increased operational effectiveness and improve your security posture.

About Andrzej Kawalec
Andrzej Kawalec is Chief Technology Officer of Information Security at HP, a subsidiary providing security advice and outsourcing to major banks, government departments, and global manufacturers. He is responsible for information assurance strategy, propositions, and market-facing activity. He leads research and innovation, with a focus on cloud, consumerization, cyber security, and the business risks surrounding information security systems, policies, users, and process.

Prior to HP, Kawalec spent 15 years at some of the world’s largest IT companies, including Siemens, Compaq, and Digital. He has worked across the public and private sectors to help define and promote information strategies.

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Thursday, October 20

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 
Stuart McClure, McAfee
   
Hacking Exposed
Featuring:
Stuart McClure, Senior Vice President and General Manager – Risk & Compliance, McAfee


Hackers continue to work tirelessly to breach digital borders and compromise sensitive information. This Hacking Exposed session with renowned authors Stuart McClure and George Kurtz (Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions) will demonstrate a variety of hacks being used today. Find out about the techniques hackers use, and learn how to thwart attacks and properly defend your digital assets.

About Stuart McClure
Stuart McClure oversees the McAfee risk and compliance product line, including sales, engineering, product management, product marketing, strategy, quality assurance, and customer support.

Previously, McClure was responsible for the overall business operations and strategy for the McAfee Risk and Compliance Business Unit. Prior to McAfee, McClure was executive director of security services for Kaiser Permanente, a $34-billion healthcare organization, served as senior vice president of global threats and research at McAfee, where he led an elite global security threats team, and was founder, president, and chief technology officer of Foundstone, Inc. (now McAfee Foundstone), a product and consulting company empowering U.S. government agencies and Fortune Global 500 companies to continuously and measurably manage and mitigate risk.

Widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, McClure is today one of the industry’s leading authorities in information security. He co-authored Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, which has been translated into more than 30 languages and is considered one of the definitive computer security books. A widely published and acclaimed security visionary, McClure has more than 22 years of technology and executive leadership with profound technical, operational, and financial experience.

McClure holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds numerous certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Network Engineer (CNE), and Check Point Certified Security Engineer (CCSE).

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James Foster, Accuvant  
   
In Search of the Silver Bullet
Featuring:
James Foster, Senior Vice President – Strategic Business Development, Accuvant

In a world plagued with soft threats, digital terrorists, and weapons of binary destruction, organizations are still in search of the security silver bullet that eliminates these nuisances once and for all. James Foster, in his unique fashion of poking fun, will walk you through the genius blunders of the information security industry that date back to the Dark Ages. While we will not provide CPE credits for attending this session, we will happily accept unsolicited votes as the conference's top talk.

About James Foster
James C. Foster is passionate about protecting the United States, her allies, corporations, and citizens from all cyber threats both foreign and domestic. A well-known industry expert, recognized speaker, and best-selling author, Foster has testified in front of Congress multiple times about the increase and effect of international cyber threats. His role at Accuvant is to work with the company’s executive team, clients, and partners to define the corporate strategy for helping them solve large-scale global challenges. Foster joined Accuvant with the successful acquisition of Ciphent in September 2010, where he served as the company’s founder and CEO. In 2010, Ciphent was acknowledged as the fastest growing private cyber security company in the United States and #16 overall for all private companies posting a three-year growth rate of 8,907% by Inc. Magazine. Foster has also had the honor of holding key management positions at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee), Guardent (acquired by Verisign), Information Security Magazine (Acquired by TechTarget Media), Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation, and the United States Department of Defense.

Academic and Publication Credentials: James C. Foster’s best-selling publications include Buffer Overflow Attacks, Secure Coding, Writing Security Tools and Exploits, Sockets Shellcode, Porting & Coding, The Ultimate Programming Security Desk Reference, SNORT 2.0, SNORT 2.1, and Hacking Exposed 4th Edition. Foster has spoken at BlackHat, Infosec World, Milcon, MIT, and Microsoft to mention a few. Additionally, Foster is a Fellow from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Capitol College.

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Peder Jungck, CloudShield  
   
Implementing “True” Secure Clouds
Featuring:
Peder Jungck, CTO / Senior Vice President, CloudShield Technologies, Inc. — an SAIC Company

CIOs are eager to reap the cost benefits that migrating to the cloud promises. Service providers are rapidly implementing cloud infrastructure. Security is often subjected to compromises in many cloud migrations. To meet the intended business requirements, security needs to be inherent within the architecture. True multi-tenant capabilities, tightly-controlled trust models, and scalable platforms are among the key challenges faced by your network architecture team today. This session will explore potential cloud vulnerabilities and discuss how to design compliant, auditable, and secure trust-based clouds.

About Peder Jungck
Peder is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of CloudShield Technologies, Inc. He has been developing software and network systems for over 20 years and is an engineer and business manager. He invented and serves as the architect of the CloudShield’s platforms, packetC language, and its integrated software development environment that enables network security applications to be performed at multi-gigabit data rates. He has designed large-scale networks and security systems for defense customers, telecommunications providers, and Fortune 500 enterprises.

For the past decade, his research and development has focused around high-speed, high-assurance content-based networking and cyber security solutions related to DDoS and large network intrusion protection leveraging flexible silicon solutions. He has been a regular speaker at conferences, such as RSA and Networld+Interop, and he has authored white papers and articles in journals such as IEEE Computer on the subject of new threats and next-generation architectures for flexible content-based network security platforms. In addition he has pioneered new techniques including information assurance, information operations, and information exploitation using high-speed network devices that have led to funded research and mission-based deployments at commercial and government customers.

Peder has been a long-time participant in the network security community as a solution developer, integrator, and operational network owner. He began his career developing secure bulk data transfer solutions for financial and other enterprises using SNA and TCP/IP networks on a variety of platforms. This led to efforts in secure network gateways between micro, mini, and mainframe computing complexes, as well as host-based user security. He ran a successful Internet consulting firm which deployed secure network solutions for Fortune 1000 firms in the Chicago metro region, and he was the Chief Technology Officer of permission email company Yesmail.com (NASDAQ YESM (1999) acquired by CMGI (2000) and later spun out again). Throughout these experiences he has seen the progression from mainframe security issues to Internet-borne worms from several perspectives.

Peder holds patents surrounding the CloudShield solution architecture and Internet related protocol adaptation mechanisms focused on solving security threats. He received his B.A. in Math and Computer Science from Beloit College.

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FOCUS 11
October 18-20, 2011

Highlights

Sir Richard Branson

Mark Your Calendars!
FOCUS 12

October 22-24, 2012
The Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center
Las Vegas, Nevada




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