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Ryan has overseen product marketing for various products within the cybersecurity space for more than six years. He currently leads product marketing for Proofpoint Email Fraud Defense and the company’s email fraud and Business Email Compromise (BEC) solution.
Dr. Chris Pierson is the Founder & CEO of BLACKCLOAK, a concierge cybersecurity protection suite for high-net-worth individuals and top C-Suite executives. BLACKCLOAK protects its customers from financial loss, cybercrime, hacking, reputational damage, privacy exposure, and identity theft. Dr. Pierson serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee, DHS Cybersecurity Subcommittee, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute.
Dr. Pierson has over 20 years of experience building and leading cybersecurity and privacy programs. Chris was a founding executive of Viewpost, a FinTech payments company, serving as their CISO and General Counsel and was also the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) U.S. operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca, where he established its cybersecurity practice representing companies who were hacked and fell victim to data breaches.
Chris is a globally recognized keynote speaker and thought leader, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media on cybersecurity and privacy.
Stephen is a cyber-enabled financial crime investigator contracted to the United States Secret Service Global Investigative Operations Center (GIOC). He has a decade plus experience investigating financial crimes with a cyber nexus from both the public sector and private sector. Currently, he is the U.S.S.S. point person for Business Email Compromise cases.
Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. A journalist, certified meteorologist, and public speaker, Sussman has been reporting on the cybersecurity industry for several years now. He is SecureWorld’s multimedia journalist (MMJ) and leads media development at the company. “This is cybersecurity’s prime time,” he says. “The world depends on leaders in InfoSec. I cannot believe I get to interview so many of them at our regional cybersecurity conferences, as they share best practices with their peers.” Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages.