Senior Director, Support Services Division (Rtd.) London Police Service
Eldon Amoroso is a consultant in law enforcement. He was responsible for the Support Services Division of the London Police Service (Canada), and retired in 2011 after 31 years. In 2003 he commenced a regular program of third party cyber security audits to ensure the greatest security possible at the LPS. Under Eldon’s guidance the LPS was awarded by the IACP for their application of technology. The LPS won a national business award for technology implementation from the patrol car to the courts. Eldon also co-chaired a project to upgrade to an encrypted P25 public safety radio system that serves city Fire and Police. In 2008 he was invested as an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in Canada, the highest order of recognition for policing and law enforcement in Canada. Eldon is an active member with both the IACP and the CACP.
Chief Richard Beary began his law enforcement career in 1977 with the Altamonte Springs Police Department. Working through the ranks from Communications Operator to Commander of Police Operations, Chief Beary was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Lake Mary, Florida in 1992 where he served there until retirement after thirty years of service. In 2007, he was appointed Chief of Police for the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, the largest university in the state and 2nd in the country. Chief Beary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Rollins College, Winter Park and a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. In addition, Chief Beary is a graduate of the 143rd session of the F.B.I. National Academy and an adjunct faculty member at Seminole State College of Florida. Throughout his years of service, Chief Beary has twice been awarded the Medal of Valor for Performance Undertaken at Great Personal Hazard as well as numerous other awards.
The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response of public and private sector entities. CIS and the Council on CyberSecurity have recently joined together to maximize their synergies into a single nonprofit organization that builds on the solid foundation already established by the two. The respective programs will continue to operate through the newly integrated organization, which will be known as the Center for Internet Security.
Professor Danielle Citron is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor & Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her work focuses on information privacy, cyber law, automated systems, and civil rights. She is the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar nominated her book as one of the top 20 “Best Moments for Women” in 2014. Professor Citron frequently writes for the Atlantic, New York Times, Time, CNN, the Guardian, the New Scientist, Slate, and is a regular contributor at Forbes.com and Concurring Opinions. Professor Citron is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society. She serves as an advisor to California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Task Force Against Cyber Exploitation and the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is on the advisory boards of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Future of Privacy, Harvard Berkman Center’s Initiative on Youth-Oriented Hate Speech, Without My Consent, and Teach Privacy.
John S. Hollywood is a senior operations researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor of policy analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School. His principal focus is information systems research related to improving information collection and analysis methods to prevent violence, ranging from violent crime to terrorism to insurgent attacks. He is the former Director of the NLECTC Information and Geospatial Technologies Center of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, which provides strategic planning, liaison and outreach support on information technology and analytics for the National Institute of Justice. Other recent projects include a study characterizing recent US terror plots and how they have been foiled and development of a tool to predict areas at risk of increased crime. He has written opinion pieces on foiling US terrorist plots for CNN and the Charlotte Observer.
Melissa McDonough, RAND Corporation
Melissa McDonough is a project associate for Defense and Political Sciences at RAND Corporation. She has over 8 years experience working in the Intelligence Community, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counterterrorism Center, and other government agencies. Melissa holds a Master’s in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in International Affairs in George Washington University.
Sasha Romanosky researches topics in the economics of security and privacy, cyber crime, information policy, applied microeconomics, and law & economics. He is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Sasha holds a PhD in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. He has published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, coauthored two book chapters and has written other works on information security. Sasha was a Microsoft research fellow in the Information Law Institute at New York University, and was a security professional for over 10 years within the financial and e-commerce industries at companies such as Morgan Stanley and eBay. Sasha holds a CISSP certification and is co-author of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), an open standard for scoring computer vulnerabilities. Sasha is on Twitter @SashaRomanosky.
Anne Stickells, RAND Corporation
Anne Stickells is a research assistant at RAND Corporation. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Her areas of research include examining how developing technologies are influenced societal norms and challenges of Force Modernization and Employment Programs for the US Air Force.
Keith D. Squires was appointed Commissioner of the Utah Department of Public Safety in June 2013. He is responsible for the state’s public safety services with an agency consisting of 1,568 employees, of which 520 are sworn state law enforcement officers. He additionally serves as Governor Herbert’s Homeland Security Advisor and has over 26 years of experience in local and state law enforcement in Utah. Squires began his career with the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) as a State Trooper in 1989 after serving three years with city and county police agencies. He credits his time with local government agencies for helping him identify best ways to deliver state services to communities. He has promoted through all ranks of DPS during his career and served throughout the various regions of the state. He has previously served in other key DPS positions, including Deputy Commissioner, Director of the State Bureau of Investigation, Assistant Superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol and Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
In August of 2004, Captain Sult accepted the position of Chief of Police for the City of Gastonia, N.C. where he served for over four years. Chief Sult managed an agency that employed 170 sworn and 37 full and part-time civilian employees as well as a budget of $15.5 million. In October 2008, the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia selected Sult to be their next Police Chief. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the start-up of the Chattahoochee River 911 Communications Authority as vice chairman of the board of directors, more commonly known as “ChatComm”. Today, this Communications Authority consists of a multi-jurisdiction multi-discipline 911 Communications Center formed through a unique public-private partnership where a private company manages the daily operations. In March 2013, Chief Sult was promoted to Director of Public Safety for the City of Sandy Springs where he coordinated services for Police, Fire and Emergency Management. He directed a total of 300 full and part-time employees with a combined budget of well over $30 million. In September 2013, Sult was appointed Police Chief of the Hampton, Virginia Police Division and took over command on October 7th. Chief Sult holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate as a certified officer through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council. He is certified both as a police officer and chief of police through the Georgia Police Officer Standards and Training. Chief Sult holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Gardner-Webb University and a Masters in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officers’ Management Program and Senior Management Institute for Police from the Police Executive Research Forum.
Cortney Weinbaum is a national security policy researcher at RAND Corporation specializing in Intelligence Community policies, practices, and technologies. She led two teams to receive the Director of National Intelligence’s Meritorious Unit Citation for advancing the IC’s knowledge of two intractable intelligence topics. Since joining RAND Corporation, Ms. Weinbaum has studied the future of secrecy, the future of the intelligence workforce, and the role of millennials in intelligence and national security. Prior to joining RAND, she developed radio frequency and electromagnetic MASINT collection systems, she identified emerging technologies for several intelligence and defense agencies, she facilitated scenario-based exercises to advance intelligence assessments, and she has facilitated senior executive off-sites for national security leadership teams. She is on Twitter at @cortney_dc.
Stacey A. Wright, Senior Intel Program Manager, Center for Internet Security
Stacey A. Wright is the Senior Intel Program Manager at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where she runs the Intel Team for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). She co-developed the MS-ISAC Intel Team to focus on providing strategic and operational cyber threat intelligence to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments. The products provide SLTT government-focused insight on risks, actors, trends, vulnerabilities, and incident response, allowing CISOs to improve visibility, detection, accuracy, and strategically align resources to the current cyber environment. In addition to her work at CIS, Stacey teaches two graduate cybersecurity and threat intelligence classes at the State University of New York, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cyber Security. Prior to CIS, Stacey was the Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albany Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the local cyber intelligence program and served as the FBI’s liaison to the MS-ISAC. Stacey began her career as an Information Systems Specialist for the Cambridge, MA, Emergency Communications and Fire Departments. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Michael Yu is a Detective in the Electronic Crimes Unit of the Montgomery County Police Department with over 12 years experience as a law enforcement officer, and over 5 years experience as a cyber crime detective. He has also worked in the Third District (Silver Spring) patrol, Firearms Task Force, Alcohol Enforcement Unit, First District (Rockville) Investigative Bureau and Electronic Crimes Unit. He is a federally deputized member of the U.S. Secret Service Washington Metro Area Electronic Crimes Task Force and also a Crisis Negotiator with the Emergency Response Team for MCPD. He holds multiple certifications in computer and mobile device forensics from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, and the Department of Defense, Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Detective Yu has provided expert testimony in over a dozen state and federal criminal cases and holds a B.A. Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park.