Dr. Emily Goldman, US Cyber Command

Dr. Emily Goldman serves as a strategist at US Cyber Command and a thought leader on cyber policy. She was cyber advisor to the Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State, 2018-2019. From 2014-2018 she directed the US Cyber Command / National Security Agency Combined Action Group, reporting to a four-star commander and leading a team that wrote the 2018 US Cyber Command vision, Achieve and Maintain Cyberspace Superiority. She has also worked as a strategic communications advisor for US Central Command and for the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford University, and was a professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, for two decades.  Dr. Goldman has published and lectured widely on strategy, cyber security, arms control, military history and innovation, and organizational change. 

Professor Jason Healey, Columbia University | SIPA

Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict and risk. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow.  He is the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012. A frequent speaker on these issues, he is rated as a “top-rated” speaker for the RSA Conference and won the inaugural “Best of Briefing Award” at Black Hat. He helped the world’s first cyber command in 1998, the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, where he was one of the early pioneers of cyber threat intelligence. During his time in the White House, he was a director for cyber policy, coordinating efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure.  He created Goldman Sachs’ first cyber incident response team and later oversaw the bank’s crisis management and business continuity in Asia. He served as the vice chair of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).  He is on the review board of the DEF CON and Black Hat hacker conferences and served on the Defense Science Board task force on cyber deterrence. He started his career as a US Air Force intelligence officer with jobs at the Pentagon and National Security Agency and is president of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association.

RADM (Ret.) Mark Montgomery, Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Mark Montgomery serves as the Senior Advisor to the Chairmen of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, and was the Executive Director. He is also the Director of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation and a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He previously served as Policy Director for the Senate Armed Services Committee under the leadership of Senator John S. McCain.

Mark completed 32 years as a nuclear trained surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral in 2017. He commanded the USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN. His flag officer assignments included Director of Operations (J3) at U.S. Pacific Command; Commander of Carrier Strike Group 5 embarked on the USS George Washington stationed in Japan; and Deputy Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy (J5) at U.S. European Command.

Professor Michael Nacht, Professor Michael Nacht

Michael Nacht holds the Thomas and Alison Schneider Chair in Public Policy. From 1998-2008 he was Aaron Wildavsky Dean of the Goldman School. He is a specialist in U.S. national security policy; science, technology and public policy; and management strategies for complex organizations.

He is the author or co-author of six books and more than eighty articles and book chapters on nuclear weapons policy; regional security issues affecting Russia and China, the Middle East and East Asia; cyber and space policy; counter-terrorism and homeland security; international education; and public management. He recently co-edited and co-authored Strategic Latency and World Power: How Technology Is Changing Our Concepts of Security published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Center for Global Security Research.

Nacht served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs (2009-2010), after unanimous U.S. Senate confirmation, for which he received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Department’s highest civilian honor. Previously, he was Assistant Director for Strategic and Eurasian Affairs of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1994-97), during which time he participated in five Presidential summits, four with Russian President Yeltsin and one with Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

He received a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an M.S. in Operations Research from New York University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Dr. Jacquelyn Schneider, Stanford University | Hoover Institution

Jacquelyn Schneider is a Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cybersecurity, unmanned technologies, and Northeast Asia. She is a non-resident fellow at the Naval War College’s Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute and a senior policy advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Her work has appeared in Security Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Strategic Studies Quarterly,Journal of Cybersecurity, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies and is featured in Cross Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity (Oxford University Press, 2019). Her current manuscript project is The Rise of Unmanned Technologies with Julia Macdonald (upcoming, Oxford University Press). In addition to her scholarly publications, she is a frequent contributor to policy outlets, including New York Times, Foreign Affairs, CFR, Cipher Brief, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, Washington Post, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, National Interest, H-Diplo, and the Center for a New American Security. In 2018, Schneider was included in CyberScoop’s Leet List of influential cyber experts. She is also the recipient of a Minerva grant on autonomy (with co-PIs Michael Horowitz, Julia Macdonald, and Allen Dafoe) and a University of Denver grant to study public responses to the use of drones (with Macdonald). She is an active member of the defense policy community with previous positions at the Center for a New American Security and the RAND Corporation. Before beginning her academic career, she spent six years as an Air Force officer in South Korea and Japan and is currently a reservist assigned to US Cyber Command. She has a BA from Columbia University, MA from Arizona State University, and PhD from George Washington University.

Dr. David White, Sandia National Labs | Information Operations Center

As the Director of the Information Operations Center, Dr. David R. White is responsible for overseeing the delivery of major national security programs for the US government. These programs include research and development in the areas of cyber security that span from atoms to data.

Previously, David served as the Deputy Associate Lab Director for National Security Programs where he had mission assurance responsibilities for the over $500M/year portfolio of research and development programs performed for various government sponsors. During that time, he also was Sandia’s Field Intelligence Element Director responsible for overseeing all high security work for Sandia.

Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Security Officer, where he was responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining processes across the enterprise to reduce information and information technology security risks. As Director of the Cyber Security and Mission Computing Center, he also led Sandia’s cyber security, high performance computing, and mission software engineering efforts.

David has also served as Senior Manager for Sandia’s Cyber Security Research and Development programs that support the U.S. Department of Defense, where he conceptualized and managed projects in cyber modeling and simulation, dynamic defense, industrial control systems, data analytics, red teaming, and supply chain risk management. David also had several other leadership positions over data science, computing support, and information systems engineering.

David received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering from Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D. in Engineering with an emphasis on Computational Geometry and Computation Mechanics from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2013, David was named a National Security Fellow by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he conducted research on defending the U.S. electric grid from cyberattack.

Raised in metropolitan Massachusetts and rural Utah, David now calls Albuquerque, New Mexico, home. He and his wife, Catherine, enjoy spending time hiking, reading, and all types of sporting events with their five children.

Dr. Jennifer Gaudioso, Sandia National Labs | Homeland Security and Defense Systems Center

Jennifer Gaudioso is Director of the Homeland Security and Defense Systems Center at Sandia National Laboratories. She is also Program Area Director for the Homeland Infrastructure Security and Resilience Program within Sandia’s Energy & Homeland Security Portfolio. Jen leads the Center’s support of the Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state, and local government agencies in increasing our nation’s resilience to natural disasters and terrorist events. She also oversees the Integrated Security Solutions Division’s use of systems analysis and data science capabilities to tackle complex national security challenges. Throughout her career, Jen has demonstrated a passion for connecting basic research to critical national security missions and, ultimately, impacting operations; the Homeland Security and Defense Systems Center spans the breadth of this wide spectrum.

Previously, as Senior Manager for Global Strategic Futures, Jen led development of the Global Security Division’s mission, science and technology pipeline, and mission- aligned programs. In addition to chairing the Global Security Mission Foundation’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development Investment Area Team, Jen was Senior Manager Lead for Sandia’s contributions to the next-generation Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3). She also coordinated a Sandia- wide emerging initiative at the interface of NA-10, NA-20, NA-80, and DOE-IN, receiving a Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary of Energy Award for the team.

Jen began her Sandia career in 2002 as a postdoctoral fellow and became a technical staff member in 2004. In 2011, she moved into management, leading the International Biological and Chemical Threat Reduction Program, which enhances U.S. and international security via innovative solutions for countering biological and chemical threats globally. Jen and her teams visited facilities in more than 40 countries to consult on biosecurity and chemical security issues. Jen’s leadership established Sandia as a critical contributor to the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The team’s ground-breaking efforts were also acknowledged with a DOE Secretary of Energy Award.

Jen served on two National Academies Committees addressing biodefense issues and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and two books. She served on the board of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation and was an MIT Seminar XXI Fellow. She has a PhD and a master’s degree in physical chemistry from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bard College. Jen’s time at Bard taught her to value diverse perspectives in problem-solving.

Mr. Bob Kolasky, CISA | National Risk Management Center

Bob Kolasky was selected to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) in 2018, at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As one of CISA’s Assistant Directors, he oversees the Center’s efforts to facilitate a strategic, cross-sector risk management approach to cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure. The Center provides a central venue for government and industry to combine their knowledge and capabilities in a uniquely collaborative and forward-looking environment. Center activities support both operational and strategic unified risk management efforts.

As head of the National Risk Management Center, Mr. Kolasky has the responsibility to develop integrated analytic capability to analyze risk to critical infrastructure and work across the national community to reduce risk. As part of that, he co-chairs the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force and leads CISA’s efforts to support development of a secure 5G network. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council.

Mr. Kolasky’s current position is the culmination of years of risk and resilience experience. He most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection (IP), where he led the coordinated national effort to partner with industry to reduce the risk posed by acts of terrorism and other cyber or physical threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure, including election infrastructure. .

Mr. Kolasky has served in a number of other senior leadership roles for DHS, including acting Deputy Under Secretary for NPPD before it became CISA and the Director of the DHS Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure Integrated Task Force to implement Presidential Policy Directive 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, as well as Executive Order 13636 on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

He is also the former Assistant Director for the Office of Risk Management Analysis at DHS where he was responsible for developing DHS’s formative policies and processes for risk management, including the DHS Risk Management Fundamentals and Risk Lexicon. Prior to joining DHS, he was a journalist and an entrepreneur. He helped start two of the first public policy web sites and served as the Managing Editor for IntellectualCapital.com.

Mr. Kolasky joined the Federal government in 2008 after six years as a management consultant. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 and from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002.

Professor Jon Lindsay, University of Toronto | Munk School of Global Affairs

Jon Lindsay is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Information Technology and Military Power (Cornell University Press, 2020) and co-editor of China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain (Oxford University Press, 2015), with Tai Ming Cheung and Derek Reveron, and Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity (Oxford University Press, 2019), with Erik Gartzke, as well as publications in international relations, intelligence studies, and the sociology of technology. He is currently working on a book project called "Age of Deception: Technology, Intelligence, and Control in International Relations." He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in computer science and B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University. He has also served in the U.S. Navy with assignments in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Mr. Robert Morgus, Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Robert Morgus is a Senior Director for the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission, where he directs research and analysis for Task Force Two. At the Commission, Morgus has led the development of the ecosystem pillar of the Commission’s final report as well as the Pandemic White Paper and the Supply Chain White Paper. Previously, he helped build New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, where he headed the organization’s international cyber policy work. While at New America, his research focused on mechanisms to counter the spread of offensive cyber capability, cybersecurity and international governance, and Russian internet doctrine. In the past, he has authored reports on international cybersecurity norms, internet governance, cybersecurity insurance, amongst others. Morgus has spoken about cybersecurity at a number of international forums including NATO’s CyCon, the Global Conference on Cyberspace at The Hague, and Cy Fy 2015 in New Delhi, India. His research has been published and recognized by the New York Times, Slate, the IEEE, peer-reviewed academic journals, and numerous other national and international media outlets. Morgus serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, as well as the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and has served as an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum.

Dr. Leonard Napolitano, Lawrence Livermore National Labs | Global Security Program

Dr. Leonard M. Napolitano, Jr., is currently a Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Resilience in the Global Security Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He provides guidance in developing and matching Laboratory technical capabilities towards national program goals of the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense. He is also serving as a technical expert to the Defense Science Board regarding DoD Dependencies on Critical Infrastructure and New Domains of Conflict.

He retired as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President for Information Technology Services at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2017. As CIO, his major focus was to deliver an IT environment that provided mission value by transforming the way the Laboratories use, protect, and access information. In this role, he was responsible for the vision and leadership of Sandia’s computing, information technology, information management, and cyber security strategies. He led the Laboratories’ push into advanced cybersecurity defenses, hybrid cloud implementation, enterprise software evolution, IoT strategy, and the management assurance processes that ensure cost, schedule, and performance in a continually changing environment.

His previous position was Director for Computer Sciences and Information Systems at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he managed a large organization that ranged from fundamental research and development in cybersecurity, decision analysis, large dataset manipulation and information extraction to maintaining and operating a range of computer networks and production computing and information resources.

Before that, he held a range of technical and management positions at Sandia in advanced technology development and program development for a range of US defense needs, including establishing Sandia’s research foundation in bioscience.

Dr. Napolitano has undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT and a doctorate from Stanford University.

Dr. Jason Reinhardt, Sandia National Labs | Systems Research & Analysis

Jason C. Reinhardt is a national security systems analyst and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. His work is focused on probabilistic analysis methods, quantitative and non-quantitative approaches for risk analysis and management. His current research is in support of the development of risk assessment and frameworks for cyber threats to critical infrastructure. He has also worked extensively with international partners on applications of systems analysis and risk methods to nuclear security challenges. Jason received his Ph.D. in Risk Analysis from Stanford University School of Engineering’s Department of Management Science and Engineering. He also holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Purdue School of Electrical Engineering.

Professor Joshua Rovner, American University | School of International Service

Joshua Rovner is associate professor in the School of International Service at American University. In 2018 and 2019 he served as scholar-in-residence at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.  

Mr. Thomas Wingfield, OSD Cyber Policy

Mr. Thomas C. Wingfield was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy on November 25, 2019. In this capacity, he supports the Secretary of Defense and other senior Department of Defense leaders by formulating, recommending, integrating, and implementing policies and strategies to improve DoD’s ability to operate in cyberspace. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wingfield was the Acting Chancellor and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the College of Information and Cyberspace at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.

Beginning his career as a naval officer, he served as Squadron Intelligence Officer with an F/A-18 strike fighter squadron aboard USS Midway, based in Yokosuka, Japan. He also served as a Desk Officer at Headquarters, Office of Naval Intelligence, and then as Intelligence Liaison Officer at the Center for Naval Analyses, the Navy’s principal think tank. While in Washington, he served as a White House Social Aide and completed his law degrees at Georgetown.

Upon passing the Georgia bar exam, Mr. Wingfield transitioned to the naval reserve and took a position with a defense consulting firm to advise military and intelligence community clients in the areas of treaty compliance, use of force in cyberspace, and space law. In 2003, he became a Research Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, providing analysis to Congress and the Administration on the legal and policy aspects of emergent national security issues.

Appointed an Associate Professor at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Mr. Wingfield served in the Department of Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Operations. Mr. Wingfield then deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-10 as Rule of Law Advisor for COMISAF’s Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team. He served as Professor of International Law at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategy Studies, where he directed the Program on Applied Security Studies, and was Professor of Law and Strategy at the newly-established United Arab Emirates National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Mr. Wingfield holds a B.A. in History and Russian Language (summa cum laude) from Georgia State University, and a Doctor of Laws (J.D.) and a Master of Laws (LL.M., with distinction, International and Comparative Law) from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of The Law of Information Conflict:National Security Law in Cyberspace and is one of the drafters of the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (Cambridge, 2013). A former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on International Criminal Law, he is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. His wife Kim is a Professor of Renaissance Art History, and they have two children.

Mr. Sounil Yu, YL Ventures

Sounil Yu is currently the CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures, where he leverages his 30+ years of industry experience to support the due diligence process, vet entrepreneurs, and evaluate startup ideas. Sounil proactively supports the ideation processes of up and coming entrepreneurs and advises them on greenfield opportunities in cybersecurity.

He is the creator of the Cyber Defense Matrix and the D.I.E. Triad, which are helping to reshape how the industry thinks about and approaches cybersecurity. He serves on the Board of the FAIR Institute and SCVX; co-chairs Art into Science: A Conference on Defense; volunteers for Project N95; contributes as a visiting National Security Institute fellow at GMU’s Scalia Law School; and advises many security startups.

Previously, Sounil was the Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America, leading a cross-functional team focused on driving innovation and a thriving startup culture to meet emerging cybersecurity needs, to serve as a challenge function, and to be a change agent driving unconventional thinking and alternative approaches to hard problems in security. Prior to Bank of America, Sounil managed a practice at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on helping clients establish a security program, discover and respond to intrusions, and increase the maturity of existing security functions.

Sounil co-chaired the OpenC2 standards group, was recognized by Security Magazine as one of the most influential people in security, and has 22 granted patents. In addition to CISSP and GSEC certifications, Sounil holds a master’s in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Duke University.

Dr. Benjamin Bonin, Sandia National Labs | Systems Research & Analysis

Ben Bonin has been with Sandia National Laboratories since 2005. He currently supports Systems Research and Analysis programs for Sandia California, with a recent focus on national security challenges in cyberspace. This includes developing methods and tools for evaluating cyber risks to critical infrastructure for the Department of Homeland Security and supporting an internal strategic initiative on the role of deterrence in defending critical infrastructure against cyber threats. Ben’s past experience includes international outreach on arms control and nuclear security, facilitating engagement and training programs in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia. He is an Associate Alumni of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University, and a member of the World Institute for Nuclear Security. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico; his dissertation research explored the factors influencing arms control between nuclear-armed strategic rivals.