Previous Speakers

Jared Vogel, Underwriters Laboratories

Jared was a Principal Security Architect with Underwriters Laboratories Inc. in the Connected Technologies division. Global responsibilities for Cybersecurity, Interoperability and Standards compliance surrounding IoT, Automotive, Transportation and Industrial.

Adam Curry, Caterpillar

Adam was a Security Manager in the Information Security Department at Caterpillar. He led a team responsible for the Governance and Risk Management programs related to cyber security.

Kerstyn Campbell, Caterpillar

Kerstyn was an IT Analyst in the Information Security Department at Caterpillar focused on the execution of cyber risk management. Kerstyn graduated from Bradley University in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems.

Cody Kretsinger, CIAN

Cody was the Director of Information Security for CIAN Center, a local Cyber Security Company with an emphasis in penetration testing and managed Security Operations Center services.

Kevin Eack, The Brannon Group

Kevin is the Principal of The Brannan Group, LLC, a security consulting company based in Peoria, Illinois. He has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security, including serving as a Special Agent of the FBI, as a state prosecutor, and as a State Police Investigative Commander.

Dr. Ronald Jost, C4ISS

Ron is the president of C4ISS, a corporation that specializes in analytical work for DoD and the intelligence agencies. Prior to this position, he served 15 years as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3, Cyber and Business Systems in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Brittany Kaiser, Digital Asset Trade Association

Brittany joined the SCL Group in 2014 and served as the Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica from 2015 to 2018. Kaiser's experience following her time at Cambridge Analytica is shown in the Netflix Documentary The Great Hack. Brittany’s experience deepened her belief that people deserve greater rights over both the use and proceeds of their own data.

Daniel Shore, LeTS (Leadership & Effective Teamwork Strategies)

Daniel Shore has a PhD in Workplace Psychology and works as a consultant, researcher, and entrepreneur leading teamwork development initiatives for a wide range of organizations. His cybersecurity teamwork expertise stemmed from a 5-year, DHS-funded research project designed to identify social-behavioral drivers of cybersecurity effectiveness. Daniel applies the insights from this work through LETS (Leadership & Effective Teamwork Strategies), the company he co-founded to bring a human-centered approach to improving cybersecurity multi-team systems.

Nick Schroeder, Mandiant

Nick has been in information security for over 12 years. He is a former security operations center analyst and incident response consultant who thoroughly understands advanced adversary methodology and how to effectively counter network intrusions. Prior to joining Mandiant, Nick worked as a penetration tester in the federal space.

Dan Krueger, Blick Art Materials

Dan is a highly skilled and hands-on IT Technical Director with over 36 years of Enterprise Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, and Application Support experience within Retail, Hospital & Healthcare, Wireless, Education, Not-for-Profits, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Insurance, and Manufacturing. Dan manages projects and people in virtual and hybrid IT team environments and effectively communicates with Executive Leadership, vendors, and team members in providing direction that inspires confidence among all levels of IT and Business organizations.