Our Speakers




With an excellent line up of speakers this year topics include Cloud/Application/Ransomeware, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Red Team & Blue Team Tools, Growing Your Career In Cybersecurity, Building Highly Effective Security Programs

Michael Melore

Michael Melore

Founder/Moderator/Secretary for 16 "SECRT" (Security Round Table) chapters across the US (900+ Members). Thought leader and speaker across the entire cyber security spectrum.

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Scott Schindler

26+ years of IT and Security experience working with organizations of all shapes, sizes, and states around improving their security programs and providing strategic guidance.

Cecil Pineda

Cecil Pineda

SVP/CISO at R1 RCM, Former CISO at DFW Int'l Airport, Advisor to CIOs/CISOs, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Community


Phillip Wylie

Phillip has over twenty-four years of I.T. and cybersecurity experience. He is founder of The Pwn School and his specialties include penetration testing and application security.


Bryson Bort

Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village.


William Birchett

William Birchett leads Logos Systems, a managed/co-managed IT security services company delivering technical solutions to companies of all sizes.


Venkatessan Pillai

Accomplished, outcome-oriented, skilled professional with 18+ years of experience in roles like Information Security, Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure in various industries.


Paola Saibene

Paola Saibene has been a technologist for 26 years. She leads the Data Governance Practice at Teknion Data Solutions and teaches at Georgetown University.


George Finney

George Finney is a CISO that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. He was recognized in 2021 as one of the top 100 CISOs in the world by CISOs Connect.


Jamy Casteel

Jamy Casteel is a Senior Penetration Tester with ScienceLogic. He has worked in IT and Information Security 17+ years and certified as CISSP, OSCP, GWAPT, GCIH, and eWPT.


Andy Thompson

Kyle started his career as a systems administrator. He holds a B.Sc in Electronic Engineering Technology. Kyle is passionate about combining experience, teamwork, and automation.


John Podolanko

John is a Security Consultant/Solutions Architect in network/security automation. He holds a M.S in Computer Science and the following certifications: CISSP, CEH, PCNSA, AWS-CCP.


Douglas Brush

Douglas Brush is the Global Advisory CISO for Splunk and an information security executive with over 30 years of entrepreneurship and professional technology experience.


Chuka Okonkwo

Chuka Okonkwo has been in Information Technology/Security for 20+ years. He is certified as a CISSP and has significant experience under the Manage, Detect, and Respond umbrella.


Dave Belanger

Dave Belanger has over 25 years of experience in Security and Technology Leadership roles. Dave is the Chief Information Security Officer for Maxor National Pharmacy Services

Eric Yancy

Eric Yancy

Eric Yancy is the Information Security officer for the City of Denton with responsibility for the city-wide Information Security program. Prior to working for Denton he was the ISO for Irving, TX


Pat Benoit

Patrick is the Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance / Business Information Security Officer for CBRE. He was formerly the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital.

Jessica Nemmers

Jessica Nemmers

Jessica Nemmers is the Chief Security Officer of Elevate Credit, headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas. As a CSO, Jessica focuses on building security programs that align with business objectives.


Mustapha Kebbah

Mustapha has 15 years’ experience working in Information Security. As CISO for a global enterprise, Mustapha heads the vision and strategy for all IT cybersecurity


Bill White

Bill is an Information Security professional with 30 years' experience in IT, Fraud investigation, Information Security, and Risk Assessment processes.


Paul Berryman

Dr. Berryman is the Security Education and Awareness Program Manager at New Relic, Inc. He a passion for security, education, and bad puns, bringing them together whenever possible.


Dan Doggendorf

Dan Doggendorf is the Founder and Principal Advisor of Pro4Six Consulting. Doggendorf brings more than 25 years of experience in the field of information security and audit compliance.


James D. Grisham

James D. Grisham serves as a Chief Information Security Officer for various companies nationally. Before these roles he served on the Board of Directors and Advisors for InfoSecCareer.Org


Mike Kiser

Mike is currently a Senior Identity Strategist for SailPoint Technologies. He has held a panoply of industry positions. He has spoken at both the RSA Conference and EIC.


Allan Alford

With 20+ years in information security, Allan Alford has served as CISO four times in three industries. He hosts the Cyber Ranch Podcast and has an MS in Information Security.​


Dr. Kyle Roberts

Kyle Roberts, Ph.D. is a data scientist and client success leader at Teknion Data Solutions. He has conducted numerous training sessions on multilevel analysis.


Edwin Menor

Edwin Menor, IoT Security Technical Specialist, has a degree in Electronics from DeVry Institute of Technology (Pomona, CA). He has worked for Juniper, Infoblox, and Brocade.


Neal McCarthy

Neal McCarthy is a Senior IR Consultant. Former roles include ISOC, Privacy Committee Chair; LTC US Marine Corps; US Cyber Command; The Pentagon; The NSA


Doug Field

Doug is the Principal Sales Engineer at BlackBerry – powered by Cylance AI, supporting the Enterprise DFW market. He has over 20 years of technical experience.

Michael Britton

Mike Britton

Mike Britton is the CISO of Abnormal Security. He spent the last six years as the CSO / Chief Privacy Officer for Alliance Data. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas

Taylor Kearney

Taylor Kearney

“Cyber-Security is much more than a matter of IT.”
Stephane Nappo
Global CISO of The Year 2018

Our Event

This year we are returning to the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College.


Interact With Peers, Engage With Community

Whether you are a CISO, a manager, or just starting out, you’ll find plenty of your peers to hang out with and learn from.


Continued Professional Education

Need to finish off your CPEs for the year? We got you covered! Earn up to 8 CPE hours at this event.


Keynote & Panels

You’ll hear from CISO Allan Alford, host of the Cyber Ranch podcast during our keynote, as well as Dave Belanger with our CISO Panel and Nancy Free hosting our CyberWIDE discussion on diversity.


This year pricing was created to accommodate a hybrid event. Pick one of the three ticket options below.








General Admission