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Professional Speakers

Our cybersecurity speakers each bring advanced expertise in—and a profound passion for—helping businesses and individuals stay safe and minimize the risk of attacks. With advanced expertise in the complex world of cybercrime, each speaker offers profound insights to captivate, educate, and empower audiences.

Choose From Our Stellar Network of
Cybersecurity Experts:

Rachel Wilson
Head of Cybersecurity at
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Rachel is a renowned cybersecurity speaker and the first-ever Head of Cyber Security at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. She is responsible for ensuring data confidentiality, leads education on cyber risks, and drives innovation in cybersecurity. She previously worked at the National Security Agency where she focused on detecting and disrupting terrorist and cyber exploitation activity against the US and its allies. Rachel has received several prestigious recognitions and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker.

Rachel Tobac
CEO of SocialProof Security &
Board Chair of Women in Security & Privacy

Rachel is the CEO of SocialProof Security, where she helps people and companies protect themselves from social engineering threats. She is a DEFCON winner, and one of the first to predict and unpack the infamous 2020 Twitter hack in real-time. Rachel is the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy and has shared her stories on NPR, John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, The New York Times, CNN, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

Theresa Payton
Co-founder Dark3 & Fortalice Solutions
Named Cybersecurity Crusader of the Year

Theresa is a top cybersecurity keynote speaker, veteran cybercrime fighter, and visionary in the digital world, leading the way as an inventor of new security designs with an approved US patent. She identifies emerging trends and techniques to combat cyber threats, and is a key resource that organizations turn to for discreet help during data breaches. She co-founded Dark3 and Fortalice Solutions and has been named one of the 25 Most Influential People by Security Magazine, a Top 50 Cybersecurity Leader by Business Insider, and Cybersecurity Crusader of the Year by CISO Magazine. Theresa has also authored several publications on IT strategy and cybersecurity.

Tyler Cohen Wood
National Security Expert, Author & Blogger

Tyler is a national security expert, author, and blogger, with 20 years of highly technical cyber experience. Tyler has served in the US Department of Defense (DoD), worked for CyberVista and AT&T, and developed inventive cybersecurity solutions to protect businesses from hackers. Tyler has helped the White House, DoD, federal law enforcement, and the intelligence community thwart many threats to US security.

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Mikko Hypponen
Chief Research Officer at WithSecure; Principal Research Advisor at F-Secure

Mikko Hyppönen is computer security expert, cybersecurity researcher, writer and a best-selling author. He is known for the Hyppönen Law about IoT security, which states that whenever an appliance is described as being "smart", it is vulnerable. He has written for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge. His TED Talk has been viewed more than 2 million times. His latest book is "If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable" (Wiley 2022).

Chris Valasek
Principal Autonomous Vehicle Security Architect & Renowned 'White Hat' Hacker

Chris Valasek is a computer security researcher with Cruise Automation, a self-driving car startup owned by GM, and best known for his work in automotive security research, having also served as a security lead at Uber’s Advanced Technology Center and chairman of SummerCon, America’s longest running hacker conference. Prior to his current employment, he worked for IOActive, Coverity, Accuvant, and IBM.

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Admiral Mike Rogers
Former NSA Director and head of US Cyber Command and the Central Security Service; Consultant; Senior Fellow and Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

A four-star Admiral with 37 years of service, including his leadership roles as the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the Central Security Service, Admiral Rogers’ experience as a cybersecurity practitioner and policymaker is unmatched. Serving in these roles at the highest levels of government under both Presidents Obama and Trump, Admiral Rogers helped the country navigate some of the most pivotal security matters since the Cold War.

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