Karl Miller Sr. Director of Solutions Engineering Palerra
Karl Miller has more than 20 years of proven success in information technology and security in various roles. Miller is a multiple recipient of the Oracle Outstanding Contributor distinction and has been critical to customer success in his various roles across the breadth of his career. At Palerra, Miller provides best practices and guidance to enterprises aiming to secure their entire cloud footprint.
Bill Swearingen has 15 years of experience in information security and the protection of critical infrastructure from advanced cyber threats. Bill’s technical expertise and understanding of the inherit risks corporations face today has given him a unique ability to build strong cyber defenses to detect, degrade, or disrupt cyber threats. Bill has a proven track record of creating, developing, and managing strong technical teams needed to provide Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, and Policy enforcement for large (Fortune 150) corporations such as CenturyLink and Sprint.
Bill is the Director of Cyber Defense for CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and a recognized leader in the network services market. CenturyLink is a global leader in internet service provision, cloud infrastructure, and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers and governments. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers.
Over the past few years, Bill has focused on reduction of Mean Time to Detect through the continuous development and improvement of real-time alerting on cyber events utilizing Open Source, privately shared, and internally developed threat intelligence; external partnerships, and Incident Readiness Exercises (IREs) that simulate real attacks on the CenturyLink infrastructure.
The Cyber Defense team is spread across the United States; with members located in Monroe, LA, Denver, CO, Washington D.C., St. Louis, MO, Minneapolis, MN, and New Century, KS (where Bill is located).
enSilo is a comprehensive endpoint security platform that combines next generation antivirus with post-infection data protection capabilities that can automatically respond to and defeat the most complex infections.
The unique platform makes incident response automatic and provides post-infection protection that prevents the theft or ransom of all data even if an endpoint is compromised. enSilo enables forensic teams with evidence of all stopped attacks so remediation can follow the clear-cut evidence without being buried in questionable alerts.
enSilo is financially backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Carmel Ventures.
Jesse Hood Cyber Security Account Executive Darktrace
Jesse Hood, Account Executive for Darktrace in Denver and the Rocky Mtn. territory. Previously helped some of the most rapidly growing start up software companies in the Denver area. Namely, OpenLogic Inc. (acquired by RogueWave), SNARE (intersect alliance), and now with Darktrace. Aside from business development for emerging cyber security companies Jesse also volunteers for the Loveland ski patrol during the winters.
TechSquare Labs is an incubator, seed fund and 25k sf of coworking and corporate innovation space. We are driven to Build Something From Nothing with companies ranging from two guys and a laptop to established enterprises looking to stay ahead of the pack.
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has emerged as a world-class membership organization and an engine for economic development for the state of Georgia. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy. TAG launched in January 1999 as a merger of three of the state’s largest technology organizations: the Southeastern Software Association, the Business and Technology Alliance, and Women in Technology. With over 30,000 members representing over 2,000 tech and tech-enabled companies, TAG is one of North America’s largest state trade associations dedicated to the technology and innovation. TAG provides its members instant access to our specialized groups that focus on a board cross section of industries and topics including information security, international business, mobility, systems engineering…etc. TAG is headquartered in Atlanta with chapters throughout the state. The organization is part of the Technology Councils of North America.
TheIntelligenceCommunity.com is an online community of freelance and transitioning professionals in national security and intelligence. The site is managed by The Intelligence Community LLC (TIC) which also offers staffing services, open source crowdsourcing, and defense industry marketing services.
Information on TIC can be found at www.TheIntellComm.com
Kevin Peterson Director of Security and Network Transformation Zscaler
Kevin Peterson is the director of security and network transformation at Zscaler, where he primarily works with the largest cloud security deployments to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved. He brings with him the advantage of having lead the security efforts for one of McKesson’s (Fortune 10) major business units (75 software products, managed services…), as well as the company-wide cloud security strategy, ranging from A to Z (Azure to Zscaler!). As a top practitioner and trusted advisor on both enterprise and cloud security topics, his goal is helping everyone achieve the most effective security with the lowest cost to the business.
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