March 7, 2013
Rachel L. Lavender
Senior Vice President
FINPRO Practice at Marsh
Rachel facilitates the review of exposures for and placement of Financial and Professional (FINPRO) at Marsh. In June 2004, Lavender joined Marsh in the National Brokerage Practice, bringing with her eight years of accounting and finance experience. She joined the FINPRO practice in October 2007. Her experiences prior to joining Marsh included financial database development and implementation, internal auditing, and revenue management for a large multi-media company. Her client base with Marsh includes organizations specializing in technology development, life sciences research, financial services and government contracting in the Mid-Atlantic Region (including DC, MD, VA). Lavender was named as a finalist in Risk & Insurance's 2012 Power Broker issue for the technology industry and was also recognized in the 40-under-40 category. While in the FINPRO practice at Marsh, Lavender has worked with products including, but not limited to, Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Fidelity (Crime) and Fiduciary Liability for commercial organizations, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions. Lavender also acts as a national resource to Marsh's Communications, Media and Technology Industry Practice for all things FINPRO. Overall, she is responsible for providing clients with state-of-the-art advice, coverage analysis and program design recommendations based on her knowledge of the insurance marketplace and her analysis of each clients' risks. By focusing on each of her clients' unique business strategies and risk management concerns and objectives, Lavender works to develop customized placement and negotiation strategies and to advocate more effectively with underwriters on behalf of clients' interests. Other duties include implementing pre-renewal meetings to discuss strategies for upcoming renewals, negotiation with insurance carriers regarding proposed terms and conditions, and interfacing with clients and internal staff to coordinate risk and insurance needs.
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Mandia is the founder and chief executive officer of Mandiant. In 2004, Mandia founded Mandiant to focus on helping organizations detect, respond to, and contain computer intrusions - making Mandiant the first company with incident response as its core competence. He has spent more than 20 years in information security, and has been on the front lines helping organizations respond to computer security breaches for nearly 15 years.
Mandia began his career in the United States Air Force. He served as a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and later as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he worked as a cybercrime investigator.
In the private sector, Mandia served as a director in the security consulting divisions of Sytex (Lockheed Martin) and Foundstone (McAfee). In these roles he helped organizations address information security challenges including incident response, computer forensics, law enforcement support, counterintelligence and litigation support.
Kevin has co-authored two books on responding to security breaches, Incident Response: Performing Computer Forensics (McGraw-Hill, 2003) and Incident Response: Investigating Computer Crime (McGraw-Hill, 2001). He provides regular commentary and analysis on cybersecurity issues for national print and broadcast media, including NBC News, CBS, NPR, Fox News, CNN, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has testified as an expert in federal court and has also provided testimony in hearings before the House Intelligence Committee.
Kevin has served as Adjunct Faculty at George Washington University and Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught advanced graduate classes on cybersecurity. He has also developed specialized cybersecurity curricula for organizations including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Attorney's Office, the United States Secret Service, the United States Air Force and other U.S. government agencies.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Lafayette College and a Master of Science in forensic science from The George Washington University. In 2011, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Washington area.
Chief Executive Officer
Leonard E. Moodispaw has served as the chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of directors of KEYW since it began operations on August 4, 2008. Prior to the founding of KEYW, Moodispaw was president and chief executive officer for Essex Corporation, or Essex, from 2000 until January 2007, and chairman of the board of directors of Essex from 2005 to January 2007. Essex provided advanced signal, image, information processing, information assurance and cybersecurity solutions, primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers, as well as for commercial customers. In 2007, Essex was acquired by Northrop Grumman, where Moodispaw served as a vice president, responsible for managing Essex as a subsidiary within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems from January 2007 to July 2008.
Moodispaw also served as chief operating officer of Essex Corporation from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that time, he was president of ManTech Advanced Systems International Inc., a subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation. Prior to his time with ManTech Advanced Systems International Inc., Moodispaw served in several positions of the former Essex subsidiary, System Engineering and Development Corporation, including president, chief administrative officer and general counsel.
From 1965 to 1978, Moodispaw was a senior manager in the National Security Agency (NSA) and later engaged in the private practice of law. Moodispaw is the founder of the Security Affairs Support Association (now known as INSA) that brings government and industry together to solve problems of mutual interest. He also serves as the chairman of the proxy board of the VT Group (U.S.), a subsidiary of the VT Group PLC, a U.K. company.
Moodispaw earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the American University in Washington, D.C., a Master of Science degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Baltimore, Maryland. He is still growing older but not up, enjoys Rock 'n' Roll, chocolate and Key West, Florida. He takes pride in accomplishing things.
Moodispaw's history with KEYW and leadership role since its founding has provided him with unique qualifications to serve as the chairman of the board of directors. He previously served as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Essex, a former public company in the industry. His prior managerial experience at other companies in the industry and work with and for government agencies such as the NSA augments his range of knowledge and gives him experience on which he can draw in leading KEYW.
Security Vice President
Michelle Schafer is a vice president at Merritt Group, heading up the Security Practice Group. She has over a decade of hands-on PR-related security experience spanning every discipline - mobile, data, network and application security, incident response, identity management, certifications and education, and cyber security policy, to name a few. She is well connected in security circles and known for creating and implementing strategic communications campaigns that drive incredible results for her clients within top-tier business and trade press. Prior to Merritt Group, Schafer led a team of wireless researchers at Sterling, Va.-based Current Analysis. She also held Corporate Communications positions at Advanced Switching Communications (ASC) and 2nd Century Communications earlier in her career. She holds a B.A. in communications with a specialization in PR and advertising from George Mason University. In addition, Schafer has presented at Security B-Sides and ISSA events and was recognized as a top influencer in the security community in 2010.
Trent R. Teyema
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Criminal Division - Cyber Branch
Washington Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Trent Teyema has played a central role in cyber crime, forensics and cyber security issues for more than twenty years. He currently serves as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO) Cyber Branch. Teyema is responsible for all child exploitation, cyber, information control systems, intellectual property and digital forensics investigations in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Prior to this assignment, he served on the White House's National Security Staff as the Director for Cybersecurity Policy. Agent Teyema was responsible for establishing the FBI's National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) to coordinate the most serious cyber threat investigations to the national and economic security of the United States. He instructs and lectures extensively on the subject of digital forensics, cyber investigations, infrastructure protection and information security.
Teyema is a recipient of the FBI director's award for excellence in technology innovation for 2010.
Teyema is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and has a masters in forensic science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Teyema is a former post blast investigator, a hazardous materials specialist, and a defensive tactics instructor for the FBI.