Someday soon your refrigerator may talk to your wearable fitness device.  But will they like each other?  Will you be caught in the middle?  Internet of Things (IoT) hardware is often tasked with automatically sending and receiving data with other devices.  These devices can take many forms from embedded sensor systems to industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) communication to wearable devices.

This means safeguards related to connected devices and networks are becoming more important than ever.  The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued an alert as early as September 2015 to individuals and businesses about the security risks involved with IoT.  The first IoT botnet was discovered in December 2013 and included smart TVs, baby monitors and household appliances.

Come hear top experts in this area discuss the main problems around the networking of these devices and the new security challenges posed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Genuine Parts, 3100 Windy Hill Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

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Derek HarpDerek Harp
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

A serial entrepreneur and pre-seed investor in technology companies, Derek has founded, led, and advised new enterprises for more than 20 years. In addition to his current role with NexDefense, Derek helped launch and provides leadership to the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Business at the SANS Institute. He is also a founding steering committee member and co-manager of the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification, which launched globally in 2013.

A Navy veteran, Derek served as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer tasked with physical security, combat information management, communications security and intelligence responsibilities.

After distinguished service in the Navy, Derek launched his career in the private sector as the Co-Founder and the CEO of LogiKeep, Inc., a network security intelligence firm. During his time with LogiKeep he co-invented Intellishield™, a pioneer IT security product later acquired by Cisco Systems. Under his leadership, LogiKeep experienced extremely rapid growth, serving dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including those in major financial and pharmaceutical distribution industries and government institutions.

Derek is a recognized thought leader, frequently appearing in national publications and speaking events on the topics of entrepreneurship, capitalization, business, intelligence systems and security.

Trevor HorwitzTrevor Horwitz
Chief Information Security Officer

Trevor is the CISO at TrustNet, a leading provider of cybersecurity, compliance, and managed security services. For more than twenty years Trevor has working with clients of all sizes across numerous industries in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. He is a PCI Qualified Security Assessor and has helped define the PCI security standards for Virtualization and Cloud Security.

Trevor is the President of InfraGard Atlanta, past Executive Board member of ISACA Atlanta, and has been active in the Technology Association of Georgia for over fifteen years. Trevor is a frequent guest speaker at industry and professional events including RSA Conference, Global CISO Forum, SPIN, Emory University, ISACA, and numerous webinars with InfraGard, VMWare, Nexidia, Sipera, and Cisco. Trevor was born in South Africa and was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with a triple major in Accounting, Information Systems, and Business Law.

Allen VanceAllen Vance, CISSP, CCSK
General Manager, Public Sector
Ionic Security Inc.

Allen has over 30 years of experience in software and systems development, operations, and information security, with organizations in the defense, infosec, telecom and semiconductor industries.
His functional roles have included development, architecture, product management, operations, manufacturing, and strategic alliances/new business development.

As the General Manager of Ionic’s Public Sector business, Allen is responsible for strategy and execution for the Ionic US Federal market, including business capture and partnering. Prior to his GM role, Allen led Product Management at Ionic from 2012-2016.

At Dell SecureWorks from 2010-2012, he led a team of five product managers, was responsible for security services for data and application protection, threat intelligence, firewall and log management, advanced malware threats, and cloud security, and managed relationships with strategic partners including Imperva, F5 Networks, FireEye, and Qualys.

Prior to SecureWorks, Allen product managed the Internet Security Systems (ISS, now part of IBM) Managed Security Services portfolio.

Allen’s educational background includes Computer Science and MBA degrees from Georgia Tech, the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) certifications, and a Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma.

Allen is a member of the FBI InfraGard program, and an active speaker on information security and risk management issues at industry events including the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and the Cloud Computing Expo. He has been interviewed by Network World, ComputerWorld Canada, Computer Dealer News, and MSP Mentor.

He is also a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), the premier intelligence and national security organization that provides a unique venue for collaboration, networking and examination of policy issues and solutions.

A Lieutenant Colonel in the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF), Allen serves as Deputy Commander, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Prior to his TRADOC role, he initiated the cybersecurity support efforts of the GSDF in support of the Georgia National Guard. He has earned certifications in the US DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), Anti-Terrorism Officer Levels I and II, and Operations Security (OPSEC), and has been awarded the FEMA EMI Professional Development Certificate.

He resides in Atlanta, Georgia..

gary_vauseGary Vause II
Principal Cybersecurity Advisor
Advoqt Technology Group

Gary Vause II is an expert in Cyber Security trusted advisor to business executives and Chief Information Officers (CIO’s) in both public and private sectors. Mr. Vause has a proven track record with public, private and academic organizations in governance, risk, security, and compliance. Gary has a unique blend of technical and business skills and the ability to strategically develop transformational and foundational programs for decision makers within large and small corporations that have sophisticated security, compliance, and governance environments.

Gary has hands-on, working knowledge of security architectures, products and solutions with a history of delivering value propositions to his clients. His experience also includes managerial and consulting positions with prominent Fortune 500 and multi-national global corporations and organizations.

In addition, he is also an adjunct Professor, having taught Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Health Information Systems Analysis, and Design and Management of Health Care Communications Systems at the University of Illinois – Chicago Campus, Graduate College of Applied Health Sciences Biomedical and Health Information Sciences Department. Gary was also an adjunct Professor at Rasmussen College, instructing in Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts, and additionally with Shorter College as a Professor of Global Work Force Management.


Walt CarterWalt Carter
Primary Capital Mortgage, LLC

With more than twenty-five years in technology leadership roles, Walt specializes in technology visionography. Before joining Primary Capital Mortgage, his team at Generation Mortgage received very positive press from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg and MarketWatch for innovative use of technology as a key differentiator for the company. A proven technology executive, Walt is adept at working through complex business challenges and has successfully implemented several enterprise-wide packaged software solutions. Walt is frequently asked to speak to professional groups on the topics of leadership, governance, risk management and compliance.

After earning a BS in Physics from Guilford College, he began his career as a technical officer in the US Air Force, and over the years he has served in a variety of technology leadership roles with companies such as Fidelity, Gannett, BDM, TRW, and Ajilon Consulting. Walt earned a Master’s degree in Public and Private Administration from Central Michigan University in 1991. While at TRW, he won the President’s Award for his leadership on their largest commercial project. Recently, Walt was named winner of the prestigious Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s Corporate CIO of the year for 2014.

Walt makes his home just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Eileen and their children.