By Bob Gourley
Robert “Bob” Bigman
Robert Bigman recently retired from Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), after serving a thirty year distinguished career. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of classified information protection, Mr. Bigman developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets. As an information security trailblazer, Mr. Bigman participated in developing security measures for Government computers well before commercial industry found the Internet. He then developed creative solutions to allow the CIA to use the Internet to further its mission without exposure. With twenty-five years of experience, Mr. Bigman worked in every area of information and data security, the last fifteen years as the Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As the Agency CISO, Mr. Bigman managed a large organization of technical and program officers responsible for the protection of all Agency information. As the CISO, his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing and network defense/response. Mr. Bigman also served as the Agency’s designated officer for all discussions with the information security industry and its commercial partners. Mr. Bigman has contributed to almost every Intelligence Community information security policy/technical standard and has provided numerous briefings to the National Security Council, Congress and presidential commissions. In recognition of his expertise and contributions, Mr. Bigman has received numerous CIA and Director of National Intelligence awards. Mr. Bigman is now an independent cyber security consultant and president of 2BSecure LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He works with Governments and Fortune 50 corporations to help them build productive information security programs and resist sophisticated nation-state and cyber criminal penetration efforts.
Dr. Richard Marshall, Esq., Esq.
Secure Exchange Technology Innovations
Mr. Marshall is Chairman of the Board/CEO of Secure Exchange Technology Innovations, Chairman of the Board of My State USA/Secure Alert, CEO of White Noise Labs, VP/Senior Advisor to Axon Global Services, & Founder/President of X-SES Consultants, LLC. Previously the VP of Cyber Programs at Triton FSI, he currently serves as a Board Member/Special Advisor to: Attensity; Auroras; Air Patrol; dot.AIN; Protection Group International; Zofia Consulting, LLC; Mobile Active Defense; International Cyber Security Advisory Dialogue Board; INVNT/IP Global Consortium; and National Maritime Law Institute.
He is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on cyber related policy, legal and technical issues. Mr. Marshall has been a keynote speaker on cyber executive leadership issues recently at conferences held in Germany, England, the United States, India, Moldova, China, Thailand and Switzerland.
He provides an impressive professional network and is highly respected for facilitating program and contract development. He has extensive leadership experience and success in designing growth strategies, integrating policy, culture and training with technology issues, building relationships and delivering lasting results. He is a strategic thinker who knows how to lead and most importantly, where to lead.
Mr. Marshall graduated from The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science; Creighton University School of Law with a J.D. in Jurisprudence; Georgetown School of Law with an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law; was a Fellow at the National Security Law Institute, University of Virginia School of Law in National Security Law; attended the Harvard School of Law Summer Program for Lawyers; the Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute on Advanced Legislative Strategies and participated in the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and in the Privacy, Security and Technology in the 21st Century program at Georgetown University School of Law.
LTG (RET) Rhett Hernandez
Lieutenant General Rhett A. Hernandez is a retired officer in the United States Army and the former commander of the United States Army Cyber Command which is the Army’s service component to U.S. Cyber Command. Hernandez, as a major general, assumed the position upon its activation (which included the command receiving and perpetuating the lineage and honors of the former Second United States Army) on October 10, 2010, with its headquarters at Fort Belvoir Virginia. He received a promotion to lieutenant general on March 25, 2011. As head of US Army Cyber Command, Hernandez was responsible for planning, coordinating, and integrating the network operations and defense of all US Army networks. Hernandez also was tasked with conducting cyberspace operations in support of Army operations through his command of approximately 21,000 soldiers and civilians. Hernandez oversaw a command that brought an unprecedented unity of effort and synchronization of all Army forces operating within the cyber domain. Under Hernandez, the command concentrated its efforts on operationalizing cyberspace and improving Army capabilities in the cyberspace domain. As a first step, the command established the Army Cyber Operations and Integration Center collocating intelligence, operations, and signal staffs, together with a critical targeting function, and bringing a new synergy to Army cyberspace operations. To improve the Army’s cyber capabilities the command fielded a World Class Cyber Opposing Force at the National Training Center; developed new doctrinal concepts for Land-Cyber operations; and identified the Army’s capability requirements needed to fully operationalize the cyberspace domain and grow the Army’s cyber force.
Joe Mann is Vice President at CDS Legal. In this role, he brings over 20 years of management and leadership exerptise to provide high-level guidance to clients in the corporate and government communicties. He has previously led Navigant Consulting as Managing Director, where he focused on investigations and disputes. He also served as a Senior Vice President for the legal consulting business of Thomson Reuters. Mr. Mann is a frequent speaker on the topics of big data litigation, analytics, engineered review, cyber security, data breach, and incident response in the corporate and legal communities. He has also advised several government entities on proactive data security measures and remediation strategies.
Analyst, E-Discovery & Information Governance
Attorney David Horrigan is an analyst covering electronic discovery and information governance, including legal and industry developments. As a lawyer and award-winning journalist, David brings both legal experience and years of technology writing to his analysis of these growing industries. He advises clients of 451 Research on the rapid changes in e-discovery as corporations and law firms keep pace with ever-increasing legal and regulatory requirements for information management.
Prior to joining 451 Research, David practiced intellectual property, media and technology law, serving as Counsel for Intellectual Property and Technology Policy at the Entertainment Software Association, and as Director of Legislative and Regulatory Policy at the Magazine Publishers of America. David was also Assistant Editor and Staff Reporter at The National Law Journal and a columnist for Law Technology News, writing the long-running Technology on Trial column, for which he won the Bronze Award from the Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). His articles have appeared also in The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The New York Law Journal, The Washington Examiner and others, and he has been cited in law reviews and journals of Emory University, Northwestern University, Yale University, among others. David has been a guest lecturer on e-discovery law at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law and at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. He also managed e-discovery projects for the international law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, and he advised Brown University on the implementation of its e-discovery and records governance policies.
David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.
McAfee, Vice President, Public Sector Solutions
Scott Montgomery has been with McAfee since Fall of 2008. At McAfee, Scott runs worldwide government certification efforts, and works with the public sector teams and customers worldwide to design solutions to information security and privacy challenges using McAfee’s products and services or one of the more than 100 companies integrated with McAfee technology. Prior to the acquisition by McAfee, Scott ran worldwide product management and corporate strategy for Secure Computing, designing and building products like Sidewinder (now McAfee Firewall Enterprise), Webwasher (now McAfee Web Gateway), and Ironmail (now McAfee Email Gateway) to address customers’ security needs. Scott has designed, built, tested, and certified information security and privacy solutions for over 15 years including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, encryption, vulnerability scanners, network visibility tools, mail and web gateways, strong authentication tokens, embedded systems, and more. A native Philadelphian, Scott has lived in and around the Washington DC area since the mid 1990s with his wife and two children.