2012 – Speakers

Betsy Woudenberg

Chief Cyber Officer

With a career working in technology issues for the private sector and the CIA, Betsy is an expert on cyber issues and SCADA security. She is a former operations officer for CIA and is a recognized Intelligence Community expert in human and technical risk factors in critical infrastructure control systems. Betsy’s SCADA courses are very popular with government and public audiences including the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, FBI, INFRAGARD, and more. Betsy is a graduate of Stanford University and is co-founder of IntelligenceArts.

Winn Schwartau

Winn Schwartau is recognized as one of the world’s top experts on security, privacy, infowar, cyber-terrorism and related topics. His approach makes highly technical security subjects understandable, entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking. Audiences find themselves challenged with original ideas that are related through historical analogy and metaphor and made relevant to the present and future world.

As an acknowledged global expert in the field of information security, Mr. Schwartau has testified before Congress, appeared on networks and shows such as Larry King, Nightline, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNBC, as well as hundreds of radio shows nationwide. Winn’s honors include: Top 20 Security Industry Pioneers in 2009; Top 25 Most Influential People for 2008 by Security Magazine; Top 5 Security Thinkers for 2007 by SC Magazine for IT Security Professionals; and in 2002 he was honored as a Power Thinker and one of the 50 Most Powerful People by Network World. Mr. Schwartua has published numerous books including: Time Based Security, Cybershock, Information Warfare: Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway, CyberChrist Meets Lady Luck, and CyberChrist Bites the Big Apple, Firewalls 101, Information Warfare and Introduction to Internet Security.

He is the past president of the American Computer Security Industries, Inc. Mr. Schwartau developed the COMPSEC security technology, which is the foundation of the Novel’s C2 secure Netware. His work has received a coveted slot on the National Computer Security Center’s (NSA’s) Evaluated Product List, and he also developed the ENIGMA and ENIX.SYS security systems.

Ron Ross

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Information Technology Laboratory

Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current areas of specialization include information security and risk management. Dr. Ross leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project, which includes the development of security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the United States critical information infrastructure. His recent publications include Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 199 (security categorization standard), FIPS Publication 200 (security requirements standard), NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53 (security controls guideline), NIST SP 800-53A (security assessment guideline), NIST SP 800-37 (security authorization guideline), NIST SP 800-39 (risk management guideline), and NIST SP 800-30 (risk assessment guideline). Dr. Ross is the principal architect of the Risk Management Framework and multi-tiered approach that provides a disciplined and structured methodology for integrating the suite of FISMA standards and guidelines into a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program. Dr. Ross also leads the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative, a partnership with NIST, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Office of the Director National Intelligence, and the Committee on National Security Systems to develop a unified information security framework for the federal government.

In addition to his responsibilities at NIST, Dr. Ross supports the U.S. State Department in the international outreach program for information security and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Ross previously served as the Director of the National Information Assurance Partnership, a joint activity of NIST and the National Security Agency. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross served in a variety of leadership and technical positions during his over twenty-year career in the United States Army. While assigned to the National Security Agency, he received the Scientific Achievement Award for his work on an inter-agency national security project and was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal upon his departure from the agency. Dr. Ross is a three-time recipient of the Federal 100 award for his leadership and technical contributions to critical information security projects affecting the federal government and is a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medal Awards. Dr. Ross has been inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame and given its highest honor of ISSA Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Ross has also received several private sector cyber security awards and recognition including the Vanguard Chairman’s Award, the Symantec Cyber 7 Award, InformationWeek’s Government CIO 50 Award, Best of GTRA Award, and the ISACA National Capital Area Conyers Award. During his military career, Dr. Ross served as a White House aide and as a senior technical advisor to the Department of the Army. Dr. Ross is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College and holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics.

Jason Lamar

Head of Network Product Management

Jason Lamar joined Sourcefire in January 2011 and serves as Head of Network Product Management. In this role, he leads the product management team responsible for the company’s next-generation network security solutions, specifically Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). He brings more than 15 years of experience in the IT security industry with specific expertise in network and cloud security technologies and has been responsible for customer support, professional services, managed security monitoring, sales and product line management.

Lamar joined Sourcefire from McAfee where he played a significant role in their Network Security business unit, leading the firewall product management team into McAfee from Secure Computing, where he was previously, and defining the McAfee Firewall Enterprise approach to NGFW. He has direct experience with cloud security technologies; launching the first IP-reputation enabled firewall.

In addition to his roles at McAfee and Secure Computing, other management positions in the security industry include product line leadership roles at Network Associates and Rivien and director of security services at Digex. Well respected in the security industry, Lamar is a frequent public speaker, a regular blog contributor, and has served as a source for Dark Reading, Gartner, IDC and others focused on cybersecurity trends and issues.

Lamar graduated from The Citadel with a B.S. in Education.

Bill Dean

Director of Computer Forensics
Sword and Shield Enterprise Security

Mr. Bill Dean is the Director of Computer Forensics for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. Bill has more than 15 years of experience in the technical field in roles such as programmer, systems support, enterprise systems design and engineering, virtualization, digital forensics, and information security. In 2005, he was recognized as the primary architect for an Intel virtualization/server consolidation project and was awarded Network World’s “Enterprise All Star” and “InfoWorld’s Top 100 Projects”. Since that time Bill has focused his career on the specialties of information security, electronic discovery, digital forensics, and incident response. Bill served as the technical expert and provided Federal Court testimony in the 7th largest eDiscovery case in 2007 and is an expert witness involving a wide variety of issues involving computer forensics. Bill is a frequent speaker and published author on the topics of computer security, digital forensics and electronic discovery for numerous legal and technical associations. Bill possesses an associate’s degree in Computer Science and a baccalaureate degree in Information Technology from East Tennessee State University. Additionally he is a Certified Computer Examiner, GIAC Certified Incident Handler, GIAC Certified Penetration Tester and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst. He is also an active member of the International Society for Forensic Computer Examiners and InfraGard.

Joe McCray

Founder and CEO

Joe McCray is an Air Force Veteran and has been in security for over 10 years. Joe has been involved in over 150 high level penetration testing engagements and has some major hacking accomplishments that he can share with his students and clients. His extensive experience and deep knowledge, mixed with his comedic style has lead Joe to be one of the most highly sought after speaking experts in the industry. Joe makes speaking appearances and gives seminars at major events in the security community such as Black Hat, DefCon, BruCon, Hacker Halted and more. Joe is the recipient of the 2009 EC-Council Instructor Circle of Excellence Award and the 2010 EC-Council Instructor of the Year Award.

Joe is the founder and CEO of http://strategicsec.com an IT Security consulting firm that provides in-depth technical security assessments of your network, web application, and regulatory compliance gap analysis.

Lance Spitzner

SANS Certified Instructor

Mr. Lance Spitzner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cyber threat research and security training and awareness. He has helped develop and implement numerous multi-cultural security awareness programs around the world for organizations as small as 50 employees and as large as 100,000. He invented and developed the concept of honeynets, is the author of several books, and has published over thirty security whitepapers. Mr. Spitzner started his security career with Sun Microsystems as a senior security architect, helping secure Sun’s customers around the world. He is founder of the Honeynet Project; an international, non-profit security research organization that captures, analyzes, and shares information on cyber threats at no cost to the public.

Mr. Spitzner has spoken to and worked with numerous organizations, including the NSA, FIRST, the Pentagon, the FBI Academy, the President’s Telecommunications Advisory Committee, MS-ISAC, the Navy War College, the British CESG, the Department of Justice, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He has consulted around the world, working and presenting in over 20 countries on six different continents. His work has been documented in the media through outlets such as CNN, BBC, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. He serves on the Distinguished Review Board for the Air Force Institute of Technology, Technical Review Board for CCIED, and the Information Assurance Curriculum Advisory Board at DePaul University. Before working in information security, Mr. Spitzner served as an armor officer in the Army’s Rapid Deployment Force and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Travis Howerton

Chief Technology Officer
National Nuclear Security Administration

Travis Howerton is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Chief Information Manager for the Y-12 Site Office. Within the NNSA, Howerton is responsible for technology direction and strategy for a large, distributed Information Technology (IT) program with an annual budget of approximately $1 billion. He also serves as the Federal Project Director for a suite of enterprise IT solutions ranging from wireless networks, manufacturing automation, cloud computing, unified communications, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Howerton is a widely recognized change agent and has been successful in driving transformative change across government in three key technology areas of the future: cloud computing, social computing, and mobility. Howerton is also the Program Manager for RightPath.

Jill Knesek

Head of Security
BT Global Services

Jill Knesek is the Global Practice Head of BT Advise Assure at BT Global Services. In this role, she has responsibility for BT’s professional services security practice globally, ranging from strategy to portfolio to business capacity & demand planning through to investment, growth and enablement.

Jill has worked in information technology and security for more than 20 years. Prior to taking on her present role, she was Chief Security Officer (CSO) for BT Global Services and responsible for all security matters for BT Global Services including risk management, regulatory compliance, policy compliance, incident management, physical security and network and systems security. Jill also managed a global team of Regional and Country Security Officers across EMEA, LATAM, APAC and US & Canada.

During her career, she has worked in both government and commercial organisations and undertaken roles from business and project management to security leadership.

Before joining BT in 2005, Jill was head of Global Security Operations for Exodus and then Cable & Wireless following an acquisition managing the security services for 200+ customers and 5000+ devices.

Prior to that Jill served as a Special Agent for the FBI assigned to the Cyber Crime Squad in the Los Angeles field office and was the case agent for several high-profile cases, including the infamous Kevin Mitnick and Mafiaboy trials. Jill also was the case agent for the first FBI undercover operation that infiltrated the hacker community, which was instrumental in providing support to the National Infrastructure and Protection Center during the Kosavo bombings.

Jill has an extensive background in cyber security and has also been involved in investigations, crisis management and business continuity. Jill routinely speaks at security conferences across the U.S. and has been quoted in several well-regarded security magazines. She had her first article published in Security Magazine in February 2012.

Jill holds a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and holds the CISSP and CISM certifications. She is based in Los Angeles, CA but travels the globe to perform her duties.

Keatron Evans

Blink Digital Security

Keatron, a partner at Blink Digital Security is a lead author of “Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish” has performed penetration tests, training and forensics investigations for Federal Intelligence Agencies, DoD, and many large global corporations. Keatron trains hundreds of penetration testers, and security analyst around the world yearly.

Greg Hinkel

Technical Lead, Cyber Security
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

As ORNL’s technical lead for cyber security since 1997, Greg built the original IDS/IPS systems used by ORNL (some still in use and effective today) before commercial IDS/IPS systems were available, continues to build tools to thwart attacks, hacks code, provides daily operational security practices to ensure ORNL computing resources are protected, and works with users to provide secure solutions for their computing needs.

Previous experience includes UNIX/Linux system administration, programming, system integration, high-performance network bandwidth testing, and teaching UNIX/Linux system administration and programming. He does not claim to be an expert or to be well known; he likes to get the job done ethically, morally, and efficiently. Greg is a Bearcat and a Lobo.

Tim Walsh

President & CEO
SimCenter Enterprises, Inc.

In January 2011, Tim Walsh became President and CEO of SimCenter Enterprises, Inc. (SCE), a non-profit 501(c)(3), which is the result of a successful collaboration of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, the SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering (SC:NCCE), and private enterprise. SCE has been organized for the establishment of charitable, scientific, and educational activities by assisting in identifying, developing, and promoting practical and commercial applications for software and programs developed within the academic and research endeavors of the SC:NCCE.

In 2010, Walsh joined TBI Labor Tech, Inc. as President and COO. He repositioned and restructured the company for entry into federal government contracting. The company was renamed TBI Services Group, Inc. to reflect the broader range of managed services. TBI Services Group, Inc. secured teaming agreements with a prime contractor to serve the U.S. Army’s blanket purchase agreement, AMCOM Express in Huntsville, AL.

In 2002, Walsh joined epipeline as Chairman, President and CEO and was responsible for the strategic direction, revenue growth and financial performance of the company as well as customer satisfaction for the company’s clients. The company acquired and merged with B2GSource Inc. in 2005. In 2007, epipeline was acquired by Mediagrif Interactive Technologies, a Canadian public company. Walsh continued to serve as President until 2010.

In 1999, Walsh also held the positions of Co-founder, President and COO at SignCast, Inc., an Internet-based media company specializing in high quality internet delivered full motion video to large screen LCD displays in life style venues. He developed new Internet based capabilities enabling interactive commerce between consumers and advertisers.

Prior to working at SignCast, Walsh served as Vice President of Professional Services at PictureTel Corporation (1995 – 1999). He was responsible for managing PictureTel University and creating several new lines of businesses: Video Conferencing Consulting Practice, Custom/Integration Services, Client Services, and Global Interactive Multi-Point and Streaming Conference Services, serving Fortune 2000 companies. Under his leadership, PictureTel became the world’s largest single operator-owned international video conferencing service providing customers high quality end-to-end managed services.

During his 21 years (1974 to 1995) at Digital Equipment Corporation, he held several key positions, including: Manager of Training Operations, Worldwide Marketing Manager of Customer Training, Corporate Sales Training Manager, and Director Sales Automation. He was recognized for his vision in applying technology to solving real business problems by creating and implementing a worldwide just-in-time on-line printing operations for Digital’s 126 training centers. In 1992, Walsh pioneered Digital’s sales force automation systems (CRM), receiving the 1996 CMP’s InternetWeek and Network Computing “Best On the Internet” (BOTI) award. This application was the early forerunner to Sales Force Automation and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems.

He served eight years in the U.S. Navy (1966 -1974), where he was responsible for shipboard Naval Tactical Data Systems. Walsh was educated in Engineering, Computer Science, Business and Executive Management at Boston University, INSEAD (Paris) and the University of Virginia, Darden School.


Kenneth L. Moore

Special Agent in Charge
FBI, Knoxville Division

Mr. Moore began his career as an FBI Agent in August 1987. His first assignment was to the Little Rock Division, after which he was transferred to the Detroit Division in February 1992. He investigated foreign counterintelligence matters until 1994, when he was designated as the Division’s civil rights coordinator. During this time, he was responsible for investigating all civil rights cases in the Detroit metropolitan area, including the first discrimination in housing case to be prosecuted in the Eastern District of Michigan.

In July 1997, Mr. Moore was promoted to the Hate Crimes Unit at FBI Headquarters, where he served as Supervisory Special Agent. He provided valuable program management oversight for numerous FBI investigations throughout the United States. Areas of particular focus were hate crimes, discrimination in housing, human trafficking and violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Mr. Moore also represented the FBI on several national level multi-agency task forces.

In November 2000, Mr. Moore was promoted to Supervisory Senior Resident Agent of the Jackson Resident Agency, Memphis Division. His office was responsible for conducting investigations within all investigative programs throughout 19 counties in western Tennessee. While in this role, Mr. Moore supervised many complex investigations, including a significant domestic terrorism investigation, a number of white collar crime matters, and the dismantlement of several drug trafficking organizations in the region.

From January 2005 until September 2009, Mr. Moore served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Division. While in this role, he led the Intelligence Program and managed all investigations within the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Programs. Mr. Moore oversaw the investigations of several significant international terrorism and counterintelligence cases. He was also selected to serve as on-scene commander for FBI operations in Afghanistan, where he was responsible for all deployed FBI personnel and assets.

On September 2009, Mr. Moore was promoted into the FBI’s Senior Executive Service as an Inspector in the Office of Inspections, Inspection Division.

In May 2012, Mr. Moore was appointed to serve as the Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division.

Mr. Moore is a native of Macon, Georgia. Prior to his FBI career, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia.


Richard Lambert

Senior Counterintelligence Officer

Richard LambertRichard “Rick” Lambert was named Senior Counterintelligence Officer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in March 2012. In this capacity, he is responsible for management of the Oak Ridge Field Office of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Counterintelligence Program.

Mr. Lambert joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1988, serving as a Special Agent in the St. Louis Division, where he was an investigator for the Violent Crimes/Major Offenders Program and the White Collar Crime Program. He was promoted in 1992 to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Civil Litigation Unit and Employment Law Unit of the Legal Counsel Division at FBI Headquarters (HQ) in Washington, D.C.

In 1995, Mr. Lambert was appointed SSA in the Office of Professional Responsibility, the FBI’s Internal Affairs component. A year later, he was appointed SSA in the Norfolk Field Office. During his tenure supervising an organized crime/drug squad, the squad dismantled a local chapter of the Renegades, a national outlaw motorcycle gang and the chief importer of methamphetamine into the Tidewater area of Virginia. Under Mr. Lambert’s leadership, the squad also dismantled an international Jamaican drug trafficking enterprise.

Mr. Lambert was named an Assistant Inspector/Team Leader in the Inspection Division at FBI HQ in 1999 and was subsequently named Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Field Office, where he was responsible for management of the FBI’s Foreign Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Programs, including oversight of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and coordination of the Field Office’s investigation of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In September 2002, Mr. Lambert was appointed Inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI HQ and was detailed to the Washington Field Office to oversee the FBI’s investigation into the anthrax bioterrorism attacks that occurred in fall 2001.

From June 2006 until his retirement from the FBI in March 2012, Mr. Lambert served as special agent in charge of the Bureau’s Knoxville Field Office, with oversight for nearly 150 federal employees distributed throughout East Tennessee.

Mr. Lambert received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1981 and a master’s degree in political science in 1982, both from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. He then received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1986 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 1987, both from the University of Houston, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the Texas Bar.

David W. Purkey

Assistant Commissioner/Homeland Security Advisor
TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security

In January 2011, David W. Purkey was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Gibbons as the Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the fourth Director for the state of Tennessee Office of Homeland Security.

David Wayne Purkey was educated in the Hamblen County School System at Manley Elementary, Alpha Elementary, West View Middle School and Morristown-Hamblen High School West where he graduated in 1977. Purkey was the salutatorian of his senior class, selected as a Who’s Who student, achieved First Honors status and was elected Senior Class Treasurer. He was awarded the Dr. J.C. Freels and (perhaps as a further foreboding to his government and political career) the Senator Estes Kefauver academic scholarships to the University of Tennessee.

As a college freshman on Christmas break, Purkey earned a personally signed recognition from President Jimmy Carter, the American Red Cross Award of Merit and the Lion’s Club Medal of Valor for saving the life of a young boy using CPR. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and interned with the State Division of Emergency Medical Services. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Health in 1987 from the University of Tennessee where he interned with the Department of Public Safety. Purkey also trained as an Emergency Medical Technician, a certification he continues to hold some 32 years later.

His first government position was Judicial Assistant to his mentor, Judge James K. Miller. He also served as a 911 Dispatcher, Morristown-Hamblen County Emergency Management Director, Tennessee State Trooper assigned to the Nashville and Fall Branch Districts, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent assigned to the Chattanooga Region, and Police Accreditation Manager for the City of Morristown. Purkey proudly wore the uniform as an officer in the Tennessee Army National Guard and United State Army Reserves for eight years.

Purkey was appointed to the vacancy of Hamblen County Mayor in 1995 and went on to be elected four times before voluntarily retiring in 2010. At the time of his retirement, he left the County with historically low property tax rates, the highest bond rating on record and audit recognized record “rainy day” reserves while supporting the largest building program in history to address needs of the Hamblen County School System. Purkey had the unique experience of serving two terms with his brother Otto, who was elected Sheriff during his tenure.

Purkey’s 30 year retirement was short lived. Governor-Elect Bill Haslam and Commissioner-Designee Bill Gibbons tapped him to be the fourth State Homeland Security Advisor and Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security in 2011. He serves with some 1,700 employees statewide. The Governor-Elect commented at the time that “David Purkey is a man who has helped make Tennesseans safer throughout his life and I’m grateful that he’ll be a part of our team.” Purkey splits his time between Nashville and Morristown where he resides with his wife, Pam. They are members of First United Methodist Church.

James Perry

University of Tennessee

James Perry serves as the Interim CIO for the University of Tennessee System. His organization is responsible for managing UT’s ERPs and delivering the statewide community’s information and technology needs. He previously served the combined UT System-Knoxville campus IT organization as the Executive Director of Systems, Associate CIO for Statewide Services, and Chief Information Security Officer.

Recent endeavors include the design and implementation of the IT Governance model that spans the UT System and collaborating with university leaders to develop an effective Business Intelligence strategy.

He recently completed his MBA through Tennessee Tech. He is a husband, father of 3, and accomplished barbecue judge.