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As the Director of Cybersecurity Services at Weaver, a Top 35 CPA firm, Trip Hillman has nearly a decade of hands-on experience evaluating IT security in a broad range of environments. He has consulted with Fortune 100 companies, private equity groups and single entities on security and compliance, and has performed and led over 200 substantial audits across hundreds of unique IT environments. He is regularly called on to help organizations evaluate their overall security posture and to develop prioritized, balanced roadmaps for increasing security maturity. He also performs IT risk assessments, IT audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests to help companies maintain ongoing security over time. This hands-on experience, combined with ongoing education and active memberships in ISC2, IIA, ISACA and the Cloud Security Alliance, keeps Trip at the forefront of best practices, leading frameworks (including COBIT, NIST-CSF, CIS 20 CSC, ISO 27001) and compliance requirements (including Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI).
Trip currently holds the following IT-related certifications: GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA); GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN); GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE); GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN); Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA); and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems from Baylor University.
Joanna Huisman is a marketing, training and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic, internal and customer-facing engagements in the financial services/tech industries with added experience in sales, operations and organizational development. She was previously senior research director at Gartner in the areas of security awareness, education, behavior management, culture, crisis communications security and risk program management. Prior to that, she was Senior Director of Global Security Communications, Training and Awareness for ADP. Huisman earned a BA in Government and Politics from Widener University.
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 & cybersecurity thought leader, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media on cybersecurity & privacy.
Emmy-winning journalist Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. During his "second career" he became fascinated by cybersecurity while working with CISOs at Gartner. He joined SecureWorld in 2017 to help grow its media division. Currently, he hosts the Remote Sessions daily web conference series and SecureWorld podcast published each Tuesday, and oversees news content for secureworldexpo.com. Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages. Message him on LinkedIn if you'd like to connect!