Howard A. Schmidt,
(on leave of absence while protecting our country) President of the Information Security Forum,
President and CEO of R&H Security Consulting, formerly eBay VP and CISO, former
White House cybersecurity advisor and previously Microsoft CSO. Earlier roles with the Air Force Office
of Special Investigations and the FBI established him as an expert in IT forensics.
An influential leader in US Government security matters, he is renowned for promoting effective,
practical security and cutting through the chaff to the heart of security matters.
CTO and CSO of PGP Corporation, is an internationally recognized expert on
encryption and digital authentication. He was formerly the Chief Scientist at PGP, Inc., CTO of
the Network Security Division of Network Associates, and Director of Software Engineering at
Counterpane Internet Security Inc. He is the principal author of the IETF’s Open PGP standard
and an internationally-recognized thought leader.
served as the first Chief Security Officer for the InterNIC and developed the first
incident handling capability for the United States House of Representatives. Currently, he is a
Principal Consultant for KRvW Associates and co-founder of Outbreak Security, LLC. He is a
Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, renowned
cybersecurity author, and popular speaker.
Dr. Murray Hamilton
is the Director for the Rocky Mountain Center for Homeland Defense at the Denver Research
Institute at Denver University. He has a robust background in research and development of
detection and protection against WMD agents and incidents involving WMD. He is intimately involved
in all-hazards planning and response, and has been influential in the intelligent allocation of
Homeland Security grant programs.