Houston Security Conference Featured Speakers

Andrew Hay

Andrew Hay is a veteran cyber security industry startup Founder, COO, CTO, CISO, industry analyst, security strategist, and international public speaker with more than 20 years of experience related to endpoint, network, and security management technologies. As the Co-Founder, CTO, and COO for LEO Cyber Security, he is a member of the senior executive leadership team responsible for the creation and driving of the strategic vision for the company. One of his primary responsibilities is the development and delivery of the company’s comprehensive cyber security, digital forensics, incident response, cloud architecture, and advanced research centers of excellence. Andrew has served in various roles and responsibilities at several companies including DataGravity, OpenDNS (a Cisco company), CloudPassage, Inc., 451 Research, the University of Lethbridge, Capital G Bank Ltd. (now Clarien Bank Bermuda), Q1 Labs (now IBM), Nokia (now Check Point), Nortel Networks, Magma Communications (now Primus Canada), and Taima Corp (now Convergys). Andrew is frequently approached to provide expert commentary on security-industry developments, and has been featured in such publications as Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired, USA Today, International Business Times, Sacramento Bee, Delhi Daily News, Austin Business Journal, Ars Technica, RT, VentureBeat, LeMondeInformatique, eWeek, TechRepublic, Infosecurity Magazine, The Data Center Journal, TechTarget, Network World, Computerworld, PCWorld, and CSO Magazine.

Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett is a boot wearin’ native Texan who serves the State of Texas as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. He has a diverse IT background with experience in roles across the enterprise and in a variety of sectors including government, banking, higher education, applied research, oil and gas, law enforcement, Fortune 500 consulting services, and more. Bennett specializes in incident response, investigations, and change efforts and has a passion for security. He is the primary author of the State of Texas’ incident response redbook template and is involved in strategic planning and rulemaking at the statewide level. His professional philosophy is “Show works better than tell, every time.”

Clint Bodungen

Clint is a recognized industrial cybersecurity expert, public speaker, and lead author of the book “Hacking Exposed: Industrial Control Systems”. He is a United States Air Force veteran, has been an INFOSEC (now called “cybersecurity”) professional for more than 20 years, and is an active part of the cybersecurity community, especially in ICS. Focusing exclusively on ICS cybersecurity since 2003, he has provided his services to many of the world’s largest energy organizations in the Oil & Gas and Electric Utility industries, and has worked for well-known cybersecurity products companies Symantec, Kaspersky Lab, and Industrial Defender. He has published dozens of technical papers and training courses on ICS vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, threat research, and risk analysis. In what spare time he manages to find, he produces comical, yet somehow still informative, cybersecurity documentaries, and has developed the world’s first online multiplayer red team/blue team cybersecurity training game. He hopes to revolutionize our approach to cybersecurity and help usher in the next generation of ICS cybersecurity professionals, by merging advances in computer gaming technology with industrial cybersecurity.

Josh Sokol

Josh Sokol, CISSP, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Computer Science in 2002. Since that time, he has worked for several large companies, including AMD and BearingPoint, spent some time as a military contractor, and is currently employed as the Information Security Program Owner at National Instruments. In his current role, Sokol manages all compliance, security architecture, risk management, and vulnerability management activities for NI. Sokol created the free and open source risk management tool named SimpleRisk, has spoken on dozens of security topics including the much-hyped “HTTPSCan Byte Me” talk at Black Hat 2010, and recently completed a four year term serving on the OWASP Global Board of Directors.

Tony Bradley

I have a passion for technology and gadgets--with a focus on Microsoft and security--and a desire to help others understand how technology can affect or improve their lives. In addition to my day job and my own websites, I do freelance writing and content marketing. I am a regular contributor to Forbes, DevOps.com, and ContainerJournal. I am an experienced information security professional, speaker, author / co-author of 10 books, and thousands of web and print articles. I've been awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for 11 consecutive years, and I've been a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) since 2002. I also love spending time with my wife, 7 kids, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 3 rabbits, 2 ferrets, pot-bellied pig and sulcata tortoise, and I like to think I enjoy reading and golf even though I never find time for either.

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer is the Chief Technology Officer at Red Trident, Inc. He has a long history in the ICS space spanning over 4000 plants worldwide running the gamut of services from industrial network design to cyber vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and red teaming. Mr. Singer is also the founding and previous chairman of ISA/IEC 62443 (ISA-99), and a frequent speaker, trainer, and author in the cyber security space. His career spans over 25 years including US Army Intelligence Corps, Raytheon, Rockwell Automation, IOActive, and now Red Trident. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and holds multiple certifications in cyber security, industrial networking, and others.