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John has over 17 years of experience investigating, and leading teams investigating, data breaches and cybersecurity incidents within the government and civilian security sectors. Currently, John heads the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) research, development, and innovation effort. In this role, he focuses on researching cybersecurity incidents, performing digital forensic examinations, advising on data breach containment and eradication efforts, and creating data breach response preparedness training and breach simulation exercises for customers worldwide. Prior to joining Verizon, John served 12 years with the U.S. Army investigating security-related incidents with eight years specifically focused on network intrusion investigations and forensic examinations.
Mike has worked in the B2B software technology sector for over eight years and has been with Proofpoint for six years. When he joined Wombat in 2014 as the lone Digital Marketer, he worked to successfully drive Wombat’s growth as a market leader in the space before the Proofpoint acquisition. Prior to Wombat, Mike worked at several early-stage technology startups in marketing roles. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.
Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire is the co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Group, a boutique international and domestic cybersecurity and data privacy law firm. Rebecca counsels and defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. She advises her clients on a proactive, multi jurisdictional approach to identify and address data privacy and cybersecurity compliance gaps and potential liabilities.