John Abeles, President and CEO, System 1, Inc.
Mr. Abeles is a management and technology visionary, specializing in infrastructure security, cybersecurity, and process improvement. He has over 30 years of experience in the commercial and Federal Energy Sector both domestically and internationally. He is the Founder, President, and CEO of System 1, Inc., a leader in critical infrastructure and security consulting, He is a leader in paradigm and cultural change, and builds multi-faceted solutions.
Maggie Amato, Director of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (HCCIC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maggie Amato is Director of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (HCCIC) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before joining HHS, Ms. Amato worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, providing innovative security and technology solutions to public sector clients including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Military Sealift Command. She also previously served as a legislative specialist at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and a legislative assistant for the non-profit Federally Funded Research and Development Center, The MITRE Corporation.
During her tenure at HHS, Maggie has been responsible for initiating, testing, and managing several innovative security solutions for the Department by forging relationships between key stakeholders within the Department and the private sector to produce results on time and under budget. Ms. Amato’s diverse skillset, dedication to the mission, and creativity have resulted in a proven track record of successful and groundbreaking projects that routinely exceed expectations.
Chip Block, Vice President, Evolver, Inc.
Chip Block, Evolver Inc., has over thirty years of advanced technology research and development experience and has spent the last fourteen years in the information assurance and cyber technology arenas. His research has included federal projects with DARPA and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the development of advanced cyber technologies and commercial work with Internet of Things with a focus on medical devices. He is the author of numerous papers on cyber insurance, medical devices, and the Internet of Things. He received the ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year Award in 2016 and is a certified FAIR analyst.
Stephen Curren, Director, Division of Resilience, Office of Emergency Management, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Steve serves as Director of the Division of Resilience within the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. His Division works to sustain essential functions of the Nation’s healthcare and public health system by collaborating with government and private sector partners to prepare for and overcome disruptions together. Since his arrival at HHS in 2008, Steve has focused on a wide range of critical infrastructure matters affecting healthcare, including cybersecurity, physical security, and supply chain continuity. Over the past year he has led the Department’s establishment and support of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force.
Michael Ebert, Partner, National Healthcare Life Sciences Leader for Cyber Services, KPMG
Michael is a Partner in KPMG’s Advisory Services Practice and also serves as a leader in our Cyber (Security, Privacy and Continuity) practice focused on Healthcare Life Sciences. Michael is KPMG’s National Leader for HIPAA Services working with the Office for Civil Rights. He is experienced with various areas of Healthcare Regulatory compliance, Information Management and Information Security with particular specialization in the fields of risk management and business enablement.
David Jollow, Chief Information Security Officer, Nemours Children's Health System
David’s background includes more than 25 years as an information security professional. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Nemours Children’s Health System. David has a BS in Engineering and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a former United States Marine.
Servio Medina, DHA HIT (J-6) Cybersecurity Policy Lead
Servio Medina serves as the DHA Cyber Security Policy Lead. His current work includes harmonization of policy objectives for Army, Navy and Air Force medical commands migrating to the DHA and Medical Community of Interest. His approach is to communicate, clarify, and, only when needed, create policy. Servio's tenure in the MHS began in 2003 - focused primarily on cybersecurity and HIPAA Security. Servio continues to innovate ways to make cybersecurity contagious, and remains a recovering educator with 10 years teaching college mathematics. Other interests include Cycling, Ultimate Frisbee, Japanese, and keeping up with his three kids and wife.
Iliana Peters, Senior Advisor for HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement, HHS Office for Civil Rights
Ms. Peters is the national lead for OCR enforcement of the HIPAA Rules, and works closely with OCR’s regional offices to promote compliance with and enforcement of the HIPAA Rules, including through resolution agreements and civil money penalties. Additionally, she supports many other OCR policy and outreach initiatives, including cybersecurity, and training and guidance on the Rules. Prior to joining the team in D.C., Ms. Peters worked as an investigator in the Dallas Regional Office. Ms. Peters received her Law Degree from Duke and her Masters of Law in Health Care Law from the University of Houston’s Health Law and Policy Institute.
Tim Rudolph, Vice President, Cybersecurity, Evolver, Inc. and Former CTO of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Cybersecurity Designated Approval Authority for Air Force Systems
Dr. Tim Rudolph, Evolver Inc., has nearly thirty years’ experience as a senior technology innovation leader responsible for architecting solutions and strategic partnering for Evolver’s rapidly growing cyber presence, leading critical security concepts for the Internet of Things, including medical devices.
Dr. Rudolph received the AFCEA International Distinguished Award for Excellence in Information Technology in 2015.
Before Evolver Dr. Rudolph had a successful career as a senior U.S. Air Force leader, most recently as the Air Force Senior Technical Advisor, Integrated Information Capabilities and CTO of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. He is a credentialed CISSP and CSEP.
Leo Scanlon, HHS Senior Advisor for Healthcare and Public Health Sector Cybersecurity and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer Department of Health and Human Services
Leo Scanlon is the HHS Senior Advisor for Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Cybersecurity and the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services. He serves as chairman of the HHS Cyber Security Working Group, which coordinates cybersecurity collaboration between HHS Operating Divisions and their partners in the private sector. He is the executive sponsor of the HHS Healthcare Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (HCCIC). The HCCIC supports cyber threat and indicator sharing across HHS Operating Divisions, DoD and civilian agency partners, and healthcare cybersecurity stakeholders in the intelligence and law enforcement communities, and the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NHISAC).
Leo has worked at the interagency level as a co-chair of the Identity Credential and Access Management sub-committee of the Information Security and Identify Management Committee (ISIMC), and as a tri-chair of the ISIMC. He is co-chair of the Government Advisory Council of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), and government chair of the ACT-IACT Cybersecurity Community of Interest.
Prior to joining HHS, Leo served as the CISO for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) from 2005 to 2015. While at NARA, he put in place and matured the agency IT Security Program and the Insider Threat program. He came to federal service from the private sector where he developed cybersecurity programs as a federal contractor and in the telecommunications industry.
Suzanne B. Schwartz MD, MBA, Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships at Center for Devices and Radiological Health/ U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Suzanne’s programmatic efforts in medical device cybersecurity have since evolved beyond response to include increasing awareness, educating, outreach, partnering and coalition-building within the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HPH) as well as fostering collaborations across other parts of government and the private sector.
Suzanne chairs the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the Agency. She also serves as co-chair of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the HPH Critical Infrastructure Sector, focusing on the sector’s healthcare cybersecurity initiatives.
Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York in 1988, trained in General Surgery and Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2012, and completed Cohort X of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education in June 2013
Tom Verbeck, Retired United States Air Force
Tom has 40 plus years of extraordinary successful operational technical leadership in the United States Air Force(achieving Brigadier General) and business - Leading successfully multi-Military service and business development organizations at multiple levels (politically and technically) in air and communications/information and information technology and Cyber operations - around the globe –in more than 92 countries in EUROPE and AFRICA; throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He supported Department of State (DOS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and he was the first J3 for Cyber Operations at a Combatant Command. He has extensive acquisition/technology and Strategy Development experience and he is a Senior Executive in command, control, communications and computer systems. He is a Federal Top 100 CIO; and at NCR, he is Developing and executing Strategy, technology and business solutions development; business and strategic planning, and customer relations. His focus/ and results are in All Governments- world-wide... to include relations building on NCR's standing as a recognized self-service technology leader ...including services to customers, offering advanced technology solutions to help meet organizations’ needs for enterprise-wide, large-scale NCR systems integration.
Christopher Wlaschin, Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Chris joined the US Department of Health and Human Services as Executive Director, Office of Information Security (OIS), and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in January 2017 He provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information security technology initiatives and will lead the cyber-security program across HHS with a goal to foster an enterprise-wide secure and trusted environment in support of HHS' commitment to better health and well-being of the American people.