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Protecting America’s Border, Infrastructure and Cyber Environments Please check back for more confirmed speakers.

Jane Holl Lute
United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute currently serves as the second-highest official and chief operating officer in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for the day-to-day business and management of the third largest department in the Federal government of the United States. Comprised of more than 240,000 employees and operating with an annual budget of over $56 billion, DHS works to secure our nation, while enhancing federal, state, and local capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from threats and disasters of all kinds. DHS operations are designed to: prevent terrorism and enhance security; secure and manage our borders; enforce and administer our immigration laws; safeguard and secure cyberspace; and strengthen national resilience through disaster and all-hazard preparedness, response, and recovery.

Ms. Lute has over thirty years of military and senior executive experience in the United States government and at the heart of efforts to prevent and resolve international crises.
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Previously, Ms. Lute served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations responsible for logistical and administrative support to UN peacekeeping operations worldwide. She oversaw all logistics, personnel, finance, communications and IT, aviation, and other support functions to UN field-based operations, including rapid-response support to a wide variety of international operations and crises. Ms. Lute also served as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding, responsible for coordinating efforts on behalf of the Secretary General to build sustainable peace in countries emerging from violent conflict.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Lute was executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund, the entities established to administer Ted Turner's $1 billion contribution to support the goals of the United Nations. She also headed the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict and was a senior public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Ms. Lute also served on the National Security Council staff under both President George H.W. Bush and President William Jefferson Clinton and had a distinguished career in the United States Army, including service in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. She has a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.


Keynote - The Impact of Cyber Security of Finance and M&A;

Richard Alan Clarke
Former National Coordinator for Security,
Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism
for the United States


Richard Clarke is the author of CYBER WAR: The Next Threat to National Security and What to do About it. He was Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity. Prior to that he was the White House’s National Coordinator for Security, Counter-terrorism, and Critical Infrastructure. He is the President of Good Harbor Consulting.

Mr. Clarke served in national security positions in seven administrations, in the Pentagon, the State Department, the Intelligence Community, and an unprecedented ten consecutive years in the White House serving three Presidents.

Since leaving government, he has published five books (including the national #1 best seller, Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on terror) , taught for five years at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, been an on air consultant for ABC News for nine years, and managed Good Harbor Consulting.
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He is on the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute in Washington, and the boards of several IT companies.


Opening Remarks

Doug Meal
Partner, Ropes & Gray

Seasoned trial lawyer Doug Meal represents companies in complex transaction-related disputes arising from all varieties of business agreements. Most recently, he has played a leading role in the firm’s privacy and data security practice, specializing particularly in representing clients targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from highly publicized data security breaches. As the lead outside lawyer handling claims stemming from the data security breaches suffered by Sony, Heartland Payment Systems, The TJX Companies, Hannaford Brothers, Aldo, Genesco, and Wyndham Hotels—some of the most highly publicized data security breaches in recent years—Doug has become the national leader in defending companies that suffer payment-card-related data security breaches against the ensuing claims made by card brands and card issuers.

Doug is recognized as a leading lawyer in both Chambers Global and Chambers USA, and his role as lead counsel for Heartland Payment Systems in its defense of card brand claims was cited in the Financial Times “U.S. Innovative Lawyers” report in 2012.


William Polk
Managing Director, Security, Defense & Technology Commercial & Specialty Finance, Commercial Banking
Capital One Bank

Mr. Polk is Managing Director of the Security, Defense, and Technology lending practice within Capital One Bank’s Commercial and Specialty Finance business. In this role, Mr. Polk leads the team which provides financing to companies who protect life, property, and information serving the commercial, residential, and government security markets. Particular areas of the team’s focus include physical security products and services, convergence and integration services, information technology security, surveillance, public safety and corrections, and the federal, state and local homeland security marketplace.

Prior to joining Capital One in 2011, Mr. Polk served as Managing Director of CapitalSource Finance’s Security Lending Group and prior to joining CapitalSource, Mr. Polk was a co-founder of SLP Capital, a five-time INC 500 specialty finance company focused on security industry lending which was acquired by CapitalSource in 2004.
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Mr. Polk has more than 20 years of security industry debt and equity investment experience and has been involved in more than $6 billion of middle market security industry transactions.

Mr. Polk, who was inducted into the SSI Security Hall of Fame in 2010, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard University.


Special Panel - BYOD: Securing Smart Devices in the Modern Age of Mobility

Robert J. Carey
US Department of Defense Principal deputy Chief Information Officer

Mr. Robert J. Carey serves as the Department of Defense Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer. Selected to this position in October 2010, his main focus is to help lead the consolidation and standardization of the Defense information technology enterprise while strengthening its cybersecurity posture and the enterprise architecture. His additional focus is to align, strengthen and manage the office of the DoD Chief Information Officer to have it better serve the Department’s mission and help lead the IT/Cyber workforce into the 21st century.

From November 2006 to September 2010, he served as the fifth Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer (CIO) where he championed transformation, enterprise services, the use of the internet, and information security. Mr. Carey joined the staff of the DON CIO in February 2000, serving as the DON CIO eBusiness Team Leader through June 2003. During this period, he also served as the Director of the DON Smart Card Office from
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February through September 2001. Mr. Carey entered the Senior Executive Service in June 2003 as the DON DeputyChief Information Officer and was responsible for leading the DON CIO staff to achieve IM/IT enterprise integration across the Navy & Marine Corps.


Mark Weatherford (Invited)
Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)

Mark Weatherford is the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), a position that will allow DHS NPPD to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyberspace. Weatherford has a wealth of experience in information technology and cybersecurity at the Federal, State and private sector levels.

Weatherford was previously the Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he directed the cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection program.

Before NERC, Weatherford was with the State of California where he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the state’s first Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to California, he served as the first
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Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Colorado, where he was appointed by two successive governors. Previously, as a member of the Raytheon Company, he successfully built and directed the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet Security Operations Center (SOC) in San Diego, California, and also was part of a team conducting security certification and accreditation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. A former U.S. Navy Cryptologic Officer, Weatherford led the U.S. Navy’s Computer Network Defense operations and the Naval Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT).

Weatherford earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications. He was awarded SC Magazine’s prestigious “CSO of the Year” award for 2010 and named one of the 10 Most Influential People in Government Information Security for 2012 by GovInfo Security.


Bradley N. Rotter
Executive Chairman , AirPatrol Corporation

Bradley Rotter is a long-time speculator whose reputation is for finding big trends. Since 2006, Bradley has focused his energy and capital on enterprises that impact the security of the homeland. He is the Chairman of AirPatrol Corp which is developing a new category: “Cognitive Mobility” and protecting some of our nations most secured facilities. Bradley founded AirPatrol Corporation to take advantage of the biggest trend he had ever seen: wireless and mobility. AirPatrol purchased a portfolio of excellent wireless technology from a public company along with the smart radio engineers that had originally built it. AirPatrol then experienced a quantum leap of its technology and now has over 50 customers in Government and Enterprise.

Bradley was raised in Iowa and went to school in the East at the US Military Academy. After West Point, Bradley received his MBA from the University of Chicago (at night) while speculating on all three commodity exchanges
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there. In 1982, as a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, he began investing in a fledgling alternative asset class, such as hedge funds and commodity trading advisors. In 1985, he pioneered the concept of "seeding" alternative managers with equity capital and comprehensive support. Bradley has been the first investor in scores of alternative investments and money management boutiques. His deals have spanned a plethora of alternative asset classes, from tankers to satellites, and reach around the globe.

Bradley was awarded the Private Deal of the Year Award by Investors Dealer's Digest for one such innovative structured finance transaction. He has been a frequent speaker nationwide on future investment trends and cybersecurity. Folks are still talking about his 2006 speech at the biggest hedge fund conference entitled "Why I am Getting Out of Hedge Funds".

Bradley has been investing in technology and alternative assets from his base in San Francisco for the last 20 years. He also serves on the Board of Halo Maritime Defense Systems and Sequalla Inc.


Adrian Turner
Founder & CEO, Mocana

One of Silicon Valley’s most respected experts on mobile and connected security, Adrian Turner founded Mocana in 2002 and has since built the company into one of the most influential device security companies in the world. Under his leadership, the company has raised over $40 million dollars from the valley’s top investors and counts over 200 global device makers as licensees, including Cisco, Sony, Honeywell, Dell, General Electric and four of the top five Android handset manufacturers, to name a few. Articles featuring Mr Turner and Mocana have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Business Week and the Atlantic, and he is a frequent guest on television news programs on CNN and SkyTV, tapped for his expert commentary on device hacking and security issues. His tenure has garnered Mocana numerous awards including the “2012 Technology Pioneer” award from the World Economic Forum in Geneva, a “2012 Cool Company” award from Gartner, a nod as one of the “Top 100 Private Held Technology Companies in the World” from Red Herring and Frost & Sullivan’s “Technology Innovation of the Year” award. + More
Prior to founding Mocana, Adrian held leadership positions in Philips Electronics' (NYSE:PHG) connected consumer and business device businesses. Adrian holds a business degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, and was part of the Executive Program for Managing Growth Companies at Stanford University. Until recently, Adrian was Chair of Australia's leading international expatriate network, Advance, and organization in which he is still active.

Adrian is also author of the book BlueSky Mining (www.blueskyminingbook.com), which examines the reasons why Silicon Valley has been so successful in spawning new billion dollar industries over time, contrasting the region with Australia and its ability to commercialize innovation.


Robert D. Rodriguez
Moderator, Chairman & Founder, Security Innovation Network

Robert D. Rodriguez is the Chairman & Founder of the Security Innovation Network™ (SINET) www.security-innovation.org whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cyber security threats. SINET serves as the catalyst that connects builders, buyers, researchers and investors in the cyber security domain. In his previous career Mr. Rodriguez served twenty-two years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he held a number of executive leadership positions within the Presidential Protection, Protective Intelligence, Inspection and Criminal Investigation Divisions. SINET accelerates business opportunities for both small and large companies through their strategic advisory services, community-building activities and networking events. Mr. Rodriguez is the catalyst who leads change and builds global collaboration models that advance innovation and connects the ecosystem of the entrepreneur; academia, science, private industry, investment banking, government, system integration, intelligence community, policy, innovators, military, law enforcement and venture capital.