Cybersecurity Event

November 1, 2010

David Wilson
Director Cybersecurity Strategy

David Wilson is the director of cybersecurity strategy at Telos and helps shape Telos IA service and product offerings. He routinely provides solution architecture services for the leading FISMA solution for IT security governance, risk management and compliance (IT-GRC) framework - Xacta IA Manager. He was one of the original inventors of Telos' patented Xacta-branded technology and is a subject matter expert in security authorization and continuous monitoring.

Outside of Telos, Wilson was involved in the development of several commercially focused managed security services offerings, and previously worked as a consultant for numerous clients on crypto key management systems, air traffic control systems and network systems security. Wilson, a CISSP, earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, and is a member of ISSA-NoVA. His interests include security process automation, service level agreement management and enterprise security metrics.

Shawn Wilson
Acting Director Information Security

Shawn Wilson is the senior manager of the Audit Risk and Compliance Group within Verisign's Information Security Group. In this role, he supports Verisign in achieving its mission of delivering flawless network performance to enable the full potential of the Internet, by safeguarding its IT infrastructure components and supporting systems from cyberattack and the confidentiality, integrity and availability of these systems.

Prior to joining Verisign's Information Security Group, he was a senior consulting manager of the Professional Services Group (PSO) where he successfully delivered customer facing, strategic consulting services to VeriSign's public and private sector customers related to strong authentication, encryption and digital signing. He worked with private and public sector clients to identify authentication strategies that work for their environment by translating business requirements into technical solutions.

Prior to transferring to PSO in 2008, Wilson was a senior consulting manager and a leading member of VeriSign's Global Security Consulting (GSC) group. As part of GSC he delivered customer-facing consulting services to help VeriSign customers understand corporate security requirements, navigate the maze of diverse regulations, identify security vulnerabilities, defend against and respond to attacks, reduce risk, and meet the security compliance requirements of their business and industry. He has been a leading employee of Verisign for more than 13 years and offers more than 19 years of hands-on experience in the information technology and information security industries.

Michael Alexiou
VP Security Engagement Services

Michael Alexiou joined Terremark Worldwide Inc. in September 2009 as the vice president for secure information services over the Engagement Services division. He is responsible for the global information security services provided to Terremark customers and the protection of the Terremark infrastructure.

Prior to Terremark, Alexiou was the global manager for the IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Emergency Response and Digital Forensic Services Team. He joined IBM ISS in 2003, and he supervised/responded to computer security incidents in the global theater specializing in data breach investigations. He has guided customers in appropriate precautionary measures and response to information security threats to include incidents involving PCI.

Alexiou has more than 17 years of law enforcement experience, specializing in financial crimes, digital forensics and investigations. He has designed and built digital forensic laboratories while in law enforcement and with corporate entities. He has conducted several hundred computer crime investigations for law enforcement (local, state and federal) and corporate organizations. He was a sworn Federal Task Force agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the contracting group supervisor/ senior computer forensic scientist for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at their Digital Evidence Laboratory in Northern Virginia.

Joseph Cudby
Director of Engineering
Carpathia Hosting Inc.

Joe Cudby is a driven, creative leader who brings 15 years of technology and business expertise to Carpathia Hosting. He has spent a significant part of his career in hosting, specifically solving the challenges of SaaS (software as a service) providers with compliance requirements.

With an emphasis on security and flexibility, Cudby fills three primary roles as director of engineering at Carpathia. He has overall responsibility for the systems, network and security engineering teams, providing Tier III support for a global customer base of enterprise and government agencies and with access to more than 90 data centers across the world. He also has responsibility for the pre-sales design review process. Complex customer requirements involve thoughtful and well-architected solutions; the Carpathia design review process ensures that all perspectives are considered, and yet supports an incredibly flexible sales process. Finally, he has responsibility for engineering sign-off in the product development process. Offering customers a range of flexible products and services is key to meeting their complex requirements.

Prior to Carpathia, Cudby has held positions at MarchFirst, Exodus, Cable & Wireless and Savvis. He also holds a B.A. with honors from UWE, Bristol (U.K.) and an MBA from the Smith School, at the University of Maryland.

Danny McPherson
Chief Security Officer

As CSO for Verisign, Danny McPherson is responsible for strategic direction, research and innovation in infrastructure, and information security. He serves on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Council, the FCC's Communications Security, Resiliency, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), and several other industry forums. He's been active within the Internet operations, security, research and standards communities for nearly 20 years, and has authored several books and publications on these topics. Previously, he was CSO of Arbor Networks, and prior to that held technical leadership positions with several startups and large telecommunications companies, as well as the U.S. Army Signal Corps.