UniCon 24 Bios

Dave Kennedy Opening Keynote: Dave Kennedy, CEO, TrustedSec 

TrustedSec and Binary Defense, David's two cybersecurity firms, work on a global scale to protect companies, people, and the world from hackers. TrustedSec provides InfoSec consulting services for organizations of all sizes, while Binary Defense is a leader in Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), and software security that detects attackers in the early stages and prevents large-scale invasions.

Zack Allen Speaker: Zack Allen, Director, Datadog

Security research, engineering, and product leader. 10+ years working in product space building organizations that make impactful security content on behalf of customers. Specializes in threat research and intelligence, cloud security, software engineering and devops.

Bryson Bort 800x800 Closing Keynote: Bryson Bort, Founder & CEO, SCYTHE

Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next-generation threat emulation platform, and GRIMM, a cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute and Adjunct Senior Technical Advisor for the Institute of Security and Technology. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain. He is recognized as a 'Top 50 in Cyber' by Business Insider, 'Security Executive Finalist of the Year' by SC Media, was awarded 'Tech Titan' twice and is the 2023 SANS Difference Maker Award Winner for Innovator of the Year.

Lesley Carhart Speaker: Lesley Carhart,Technical Director, DRAGOS

Lesley Carhart is the Director of Incident Response for North America at the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos, Inc., leading response to and proactively hunting for threats in customers' ICS environments. Prior to joining Dragos, Lesley was the incident response team lead at Motorola Solutions. Following four years as a Principal Incident Responder for Dragos, Lesley now manages a team of incident response and digital forensics professionals across North America who perform investigations of commodity, targeted, and insider threat cases in industrial networks. Lesley is also a certified instructor and curriculum developer for Dragos' incident response and threat hunting courses.

Nicholas Carroll Speaker: Nicholas Carroll, Cyber Incident Response Manager, Raytheon

Nicholas Carroll serves as the manager of cyber incident response at Raytheon. In this role, he leads a team of incident response and cyber threat intelligence professionals, supporting threat hunting and monitoring operations for a diverse range of clients, including major healthcare organizations, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Carroll has served in roles from the help desk to CISO and teaches cybersecurity boot camps at different colleges. Outside IT, he is a certified screen-printer.

Jeremiah Dewey Speaker: Jeremiah Dewey, SVP, Rapid7

Jeremiah leads Rapid7's Managed Services and Product Delivery initiatives. This includes Product Management, UX and Design, and overseeing the delivery and operations teams for Rapid7’s Managed Services offerings, Strategic Consulting services, and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) partner strategy. Prior to joining Rapid7, he served as a Vice President in Stroz Friedberg’s Incident Response practice and led FireEye’s Managed Services business for the Americas. Earlier in his career, Jeremiah supported the United States Government. During this tenure, he consulted with SAIC and Booz Allen, and served as a program leader for various federal agencies. He holds a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, and an M.S. in Cybersecurity from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tom-VanNorman Speaker: Tom VanNorman, SVP, GRIMM

Tom brings an unparalleled level of operational knowledge and experience, as he has been working in the Operational Technology (OT) field for almost three decades. He also has considerable expertise in constructing Cyber-Physical testing environments for OT systems. Tom co-founded the ICS Village; a nonprofit organization focused on Control System security and awareness. He is also retired from the Air National Guard, where he worked in Cyber Warfare Operations.

Tarah Wheeler-min Speaker: Tarah Wheeler, CEO, Red Queen Dynamics

Tarah Wheeler is an information security executive, social scientist in the area of international conflict, author, and poker player. She is CEO of the cybersecurity compliance company Red Queen Dynamics. Tarah serves as the Senior Fellow for Global Cyber Policy at Council on Foreign Relations and was elected to Life Membership at CFR in 2023. She is an Electronic Frontier Foundation advisory board member, an inaugural contributing cybersecurity expert for the Washington Post, and a Foreign Policy contributor on cyber warfare. She is the author of the best-selling Women In Tech: Take Your Career to The Next Level With Practical Advice And Inspiring Stories.  

Jake Williams-1 Speaker: Jake Williams, Risk Management Expert

Jake Williams (aka MalwareJake) is a seasoned security researcher with decades of experience in technology and security. Jake is a former startup founder, former senior SANS instructor and course author, and an intelligence community and military veteran. He loves forensics, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, and offensive methodologies. Today, Jake is an IANS faculty member, an independent security consultant, and is performing security-focused research to benefit the broader community. He twice won the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) annual digital forensics challenge. You may also know Jake from one of his many conference talks, webcasts, media appearances, or postings about cybersecurity.

Headshot-trey Emcee: Trey Bilbrey, Lead Adversary Emulation Engineer, SCYTHE

Trey Bilbrey is a Lead Adversary Emulation Engineer at SCYTHE, specializing in Purple Team Exercises, Threat Emulation, Critical Infrastructure, and holistic cyber operations. Trey's 15 years of industry experience has allowed him to become an excellent educator, defender of networks, and a cultivator of cybersecurity professionals. Prior to joining SCYTHE, Trey held positions at notable organizations such as Hack The Box (HTB Academy content Developer), The Army Corps of Engineers (ICS/SCADA Penetration Testing), and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps ( Defensive and Offensive Cyber Operations). Current certifications include the CISSP, GICSP, GCIP, and K>FiveFour RTAC.

marc brown Emcee: Marc Brown, VP Sales & Product, SCYTHE 

Marc Brown is a trusted analyst, advisor, and strong advocate of agile marketing, tightly coupled sales, and dedicated sales enablement functions. He has extensive technical expertise in defining and developing IoT applications and purpose-built embedded devices, software, and hardware in the automotive, aerospace, consumer, finance, industrial, networking/communications, security and transportation industries.  His successful track record is fueled by his marketing approach, which defines new products, drives growth, manages results, and collaboratively works with customers, partners, media and analysts. Recognized for being a steadfast champion of cultural transformation, Marc is a catalyst for change and innovation in start-ups, mid-size and large organizations. 

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