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11th International West Coast Security Forum
"The Threat of Cyber Crime / Cyber Terrorism"

December 1 - 2, 2008

Hyatt Regency
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Winn Schwartau
Winn Schwartau is the president of Interpact, Inc., a security awareness consulting firm, and the author of many books including "Information Warfare", "CyberShock", "Time Based Security" and "Internet and Computer Ethics for Kids". His popular speeches entertain government and commercial audiences on three continents.

Steven Adler is the program director for IBM Data Governance Solutions. He is responsible for planning and executing the market and product strategies for data governance software.

Adler has over 15 years experience in information systems technology, international business development and marketing, insurance industry, software development, professional services and offering development. He has worked in both large corporate environments and startup enterprises, has consulted on projects that include technical solutions development, marketing, sales, and brand management, new service and product development, and corporate strategy.

Adler is a member of several privacy organizations. He is on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau Online, he is a member of the advisory committee on Privacy Place for NCSU, a member of the privacy committee for the National Association of State CIOs, a member of the International Security, Trust, and Privacy Alliance, a me mber of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a member of the IBM Privacy Research Institute.

Adler holds three patents on privacy technologies and speaks on privacy and security topics at conferences worldwide.

He was recently named one of the 100 most influencial people in finance by Treasury &

Susan Bedwell is the Acting Director, Investigations and Response Planning in the Information Security Branch within the Office of the Chief Information Officer for the Province of B.C. Susan has twenty-nine years of incident management experience, using different response models. Susan's background includes ten years as a constable with the RCMP and nineteen years with the Information Security branch as a physical security specialist and investigator. Susan is the current lead for the Province in Cyber Incident Response.

CGEIT, CISM, CISA, CISSP, ISO27K Lead Auditor, PM, COBiT/ITIL Foundation, Manager, Compliance Assessment and Reporting, Information Security Branch, Province of British Columbia

Mark has eighteen years of proven experience within the domain of Information Security, Privacy & Compliance within a broad range of industries including, Government, Financial Services, Credit Unions, Charter Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Technology, Manufacturing and Academia.

In 2002, Mark received acknowledgement from the New Brunswick Premier and earned the New Brunswick's Rising Star award through his contributions to the local knowledge industry. In 2004, Mark also received acknowledgement from ISACA for his contribution to the CISM® Common Body of Knowledge and training materials.

Mark was the founder of New Brunswick's High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) chapter and actively participates in local ISACA and HTCIA activities. Mark has taught many workshops, led keynote speeches, published articles and appeared as an expert on Information Security and Privacy topics in newspapers, radio and television.

Iain Black was appointed Minister of Labour and Citizens' Services on June 23, 2008. He was elected to represent the riding of Port Moody-Westwood in the 2005 provincial general election.

Iain currently sits on the Cabinet Committee on Climate Action. He has served on the BC Provincial Treasury Board, and three Select Standing Committees of the Legislature including Finance and Government Services, Public Accounts, as chair of Crown Corporations, and as chair of the Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner. He has also chaired the Government Caucus Committee on Natural Resources and the Economy.

Before entering politics, Iain had a successful career in the technology industry and was president of the Banking Solutions Group of Open Solutions Canada.

Iain's list of community volunteer and board director roles includes his ongoing coaching of two youth soccer teams in Coquitlam, and his five year term on the Board of Directors of Canuck Place Children's Hospice, a hospice for children with life-limiting illnesses. A recipient of the 40-Under-40 award in 1998, "recognizing top business achievement in British Columbians", Iain is an experienced speaker at North American business and technology industry conferences, who holds an Honours degree in business from the University of Manitoba.

Iain and his wife, Chris, reside in the Westwood Plateau district of the riding with their three children.

Andre Brisson is co-inventor and co-founder of Whitenoise. He holds an Honours Degree in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a Masters of Business Administration from City University in Southern California.

Andre has been an entrepreneur starting several high tech and service businesses. His current goal is to aid in creating a security cluster in the Vancouver, British Columbia area and to have Whitenoise™ become an accepted standard and improvement to the existing cryptographic options.

Jeff Crume is an Executive IT Security Architect and World Wide Technical Sales Leader for IBM Tivoli Compliance Solutions with 25 years' experience in the IT industry. He is the author of a book entitled "Inside Internet Security: What Hackers Don't Want You To Know" and has written articles on cryptography, virtual private networking and identity management. He holds CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), ISSAP (Information Systems Security Architecture Professional) security industry certifications as well as Master Certified IT Architect credentials from The Open Group. Jeff worked on assignment in Beijing in 2006 where he helped architect secure infrastructures for customers in the Greater China geography and has served as a member of the North Carolina State University Cyberlaw Board, the editorial board of the "Information Management & Computer Security" journal published out of the UK and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the world.

Mr. Falconar is an information management specialist with 22-years of experience working in the technology sector. In April of 2008 he took on the responsibility of the business development and growth of the CA Security Business Unit across Western Canada. CA Security solutions include industry leading automation technology to simplify system access and improve compliance.

Prior to this role, Kalvin supported key CA clients as a Customer Solution Architect covering the energy and telecommunications sectors. Additional experience included working with Xerox Global Services, SAS, ORACLE, and SHL in Western Canada.

He is a graduate of architecture, certified project manager and a Lean Six Sigma practitioner. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Kalvin Falconar is married, and has two teenage children.

Nicholas Fong is responsible for the telecommunications and security sectors at NRC's Industrial Research Assistance Program's Pacific Region (IRAP-Pacific). IRAP-Pacific assists BC and Yukon technology firms to enhance their competitive advantage through innovation in science and technology and capability building. Many of the technology firms that Nicholas assisted had grown on to become multinationals.

Nicholas Fong is a graduate of UBC with degrees in Physiology and Electrical Engineering. He worked as a Biomedical Engineer and taught engineering courses at BCIT and SFU. At NRC, he has been involved with wireless and information security for over 15 years. He's interest is to assist companies to grow through the application of S&T.

Nick Galletto is a Partner with Deloitte & Touche Security and Privacy Services in Toronto. Mr. Galletto has over 20 years of experience in information technology, networking and systems management. Mr. Galletto has accumulated extensive experience in the management, design, development and implementation of secure information systems for an extensive range of clients and industry sectors. Mr. Galletto has helped many organisations assess and develop information security and networking strategies, architectures and designs. He is a qualified ISO 17799/27001 lead auditor and has expertise in developing and implementing Information Security Management Systems.

Jamie Gamble, security consultant, brings to Security Compass a strong background in network security spanning over a decade. He has a strong passion for researching complex security problems, and remains committed to finding and working on problems. He is currently performing cutting edge research in risk modeling and management. Prior to this research his past research interests have included intrusion detection, software vulnerabilities, covert channels, secure logging techniques and network trust relationships.

Experience Prior to Security Compass his professional experience included working as a Vulnerability Researcher at nCircle and as a programmer at a national insurance company. During this period he conducted security assessments and penetration tests for various clients.

Hein is a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services and has responsibility for delivering Enterprise Security and Business Continuity Planning services to a diverse client base in Western Canada. With more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience and with senior operational responsibilities at several world-class organizations in Canada, Europe, and across Africa.

Hein blends security leadership with practical experience. Combing this first-hand insight of the security challenges facing organizations with a holistic view of security enables Hein to deliver solutions that proactively secure and protect assets in a cost effective manner.

Hein has repeatedly demonstrated this capability through his work for organizations in the technology, finance, mining, retail, public sector and utilities industry.

Hein has a Honours Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, is a certified Project Management Professional as well as an Associate Business Continuity Planner.

Tim Hahn is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM and has been with IBM for 18 years. He is the Chief Architect for Secure Systems and Networks within the IBM Software Group Tivoli organization. He works on security product strategy, architecture, design, and development. Tim has worked on a variety of products in the past including lead architecture, design, and development for the IBM Encryption Key Manager and the z/OS Security Server LDAP Server. Tim is currently working on encryption key management, W3C standards concerning endusers' web experience, and integration of Tivoli Security products into end to end client deployment environments.

Tim has published numerous articles discussing the usage of Tivoli Security products in endtoend deployment environments and is a coauthor of two books: "eDirectories: Enterprise Software, Solutions, and Services" and "Mainframe Basics for Security Professionals".

Carl Herberger, president and co-founder of Allied InfoSecurity, Inc. is a recognized information security expert. Mr. Herberger draws on his extensive information security background in both the private and public sectors.

A recognized industry expert, he has been invited to speak at 100+ events, including: Gartner's 2005 IT Security Conference. In addition he has been featured in numerous publications, among them the front page of the Wall Street Journal, CISO Magazine, Contingency Planning & Management Magazine, and the Disaster Recovery Journal.

With CISSP and CISM certifications, Mr. Herberger's experience includes business school course work at University of Boston, University of Minnesota, and Villanova University.

Robert D. Jamison is Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate. In that position he plays a leading role in the Department's integrated efforts to analyze, manage, and reduce risk.

Jamison furthered the Department's risk-reduction mission in his previous position as the Deputy Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration. As TSA's chief operating officer, he was responsible for all functional aspects of the agency charged with securing the nation's transportation systems.

Before joining DHS, Jamison served for over three years as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. There, he was responsible for the operations and oversight of the $8 billion federal transit capital assistance programs, in addition to spearheading the agency's transit security program and its $4.5 billion Lower Manhattan transportation recovery operation, established in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11.

In January of 2005, Jamison was designated by President Bush to serve as the Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, where he managed the agency's response to several high profile rail accidents and directed the development and implementation of a data-driven rail safety action plan designed to significantly improve the safety of the Nation's rail system.

Prior to his service in the federal government, Jamison was the Senior Operations Officer for the American Red Cross, the largest humanitarian aid organization in the country. He also spent 12 years in management, both domestically and abroad, with United Parcel Service.

Jamison is a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Memphis, with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. In 2003, he was awarded the Secretary of Transportation's 9/11 Medal, and in 2004, he received the U.S. Department of Transportation's War on Terrorism Ribbon.

Michael is a Principal of Seccuris Inc, where he helps address business risks associated with Intellectual Property, Technology and Compliance in large North American organizations. He specializes in security architecture, risk assessment and forensic procedure for high risk enterprise.

Michael's core passion lays in development of cutting edge security initiatives. Through Seccuris Labs Michael focuses include research in security information management architectures, trusted operating system design as well as risk assessment, code audit and forensic methodologies.

David McMahon has an honours degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and has spent the last 25 years with the military, intelligence and security community both in the public and private sectors. Dave has been engaged in the spectrum of operations from special-forces, drug interdiction, counter-terrorism, information warfare, counter-espionage, and foreign intelligence. David was one of the founding members of the interdepartmental committee on Information Warfare. He is a published author on the subject of the Cyberthreat, the Olympic threat risk assessment, critical infrastructure protection and proactive cyber defence. Dave McMahon is currently the National Security Advisor for Bell Canada.

MA in Diplomacy with concentration in terrorism from Norwich University, 2007. Employed at Public Safety Canada in Emergency Management Policy Directorate. Private sector experience in international trade, international standards development, intellectual property protection, and privacy legislation.

Perry A. Pederson joins Wurldtech™ as Vice-President of Wurldtech™ Labs, the research, development and intelligence unit of the company. In this role, Mr. Pederson leverages his extensive technical and managerial experience in infrastructure protection and control systems security to lead Wurldtech’s efforts to anticipate the future security needs and requirements of industrial automation organizations and to develop next generation cyber risk and compliance management solutions that secure industrial control systems environments.Mr. Pederson's distinguished career as a control systems security expert and technology development manager spans over twenty-five years and includes leadership positions with both public and private sector organizations. Before joining Wurldtech, Mr. Pederson held the position of Infrastructure and Cyber Security Program Manager at Pacific Northwest National Labs where he focused on cyber security, information analytics, and infrastructure protection. Prior to that role, Mr. Pederson served as Director of the Control Systems Security Program within the NCSD, leading the development of vulnerability assessments, tools, and training for control systems owners and operators to include standards and best practices. Previously, he was the Infrastructure Protection Program Manager for the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) at the US DoD. At the TSWG, Mr. Pederson was responsible for leading research and development initiatives and new technology programs to improve critical infrastructure protection and cyber-security. Highly recognized for his contributions to the industrial cyber-security community, he received the 2006 SANS Process Control / SCADA Security leadership Award.

Mr. Pederson holds a Masters of Science, Information Security Analysis, from the University of Fairfax and a Bachelor's of Science, Business Information Systems, from the University of Phoenix.

Mr. Phillips brings more than 35 years of demonstrated experience in security, strategic planning and operational readiness to his role as the Director, Public Safety for Bell. A certified management consultant and project management professional, he is dedicated to providing information communications technology solutions to organizations that focus on delivering public safety. As part of Bell's Vancouver 2010 Team, he is providing his expertise in the design and development of leading edge technology in strategic and tactical solutions that support public safety and critical infrastructure protection.

Prior to joining Bell, Mr. Phillips was a Principal Consultant at Qunara Inc. where he specialized in business strategy and IT consulting. He was previously a senior executive at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, where he served for 28 years in protective policing operations, integrated intelligence services and corporate management functions.

Mr. Phillips' work has involved planning the security and facilitation for a number of major world events, such as the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, economic summits, and papal and royal visits to Canada.

Mauricio Sanchez is the Chief Network Security Architect for ProCurve Networking by HP, responsible for specifying ProCurve's ProActive Defense security technology strategy across all product lines. He also assists in the design of security capabilities into ProCurve products and solutions.

Sanchez currently represents ProCurve in both IETF and TCG/TNC standards bodies. In the IETF, he has edited and co-authored a number of standards that improve RADIUS attributes, especially its ability to provision network access control (NAC) policy. In the TNC, he is the lead in defining the IF-PEP interface that resides between a network access server and a policy enforcement device. In addition, in conjunction with researchers from HP Labs, he was pivotal in the design of Virus Throttle technology and its incorporation into ProCurve products.

Sanchez joined ProCurve in 2000 as a Software Development Engineer, designing and developing switch fabric ASIC verification tools. He quickly expanded his focus from the low-level domain to the security domain, leading the design and implementation of several management security protocols included in ProCurve products. Since then, he has gained broad experience in the ongoing effort to meld network and security technologies that together are establishing the next generation in enterprise networking. Prior to ProCurve, he worked on network-attached storage devices at IPG. He also worked as a graduate research student for 3Com while in graduate school.

Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is registered as a CISSP and has 11 security-related patents pending.

Gurusamy Sarathy is Chief Technologist at Sophos. He is responsible for technology vision, strategy, and innovation in gateway security and control products. Prior to joining Sophos in 2003 as part of the acquisition of ActiveState, he played a significant role in the Open Source community as release manager for Perl, the popular scripting language that has earned the moniker "the swiss-army chainsaw of the internet". He has an eclectic set of interests, and an academic background to match, with degrees in Computer Science, Urban Transportation Planning, Building Construction Management, and Architecture.

Sarathy has been an invited speaker, panelist, or presenter in a number of IT industry conferences in the past, such as OSCON, USENIX, LISA, and LinuxWorld. His work at Sophos has focused mainly on perimeter defenses for spam, email and web-based threats.

Rohit Sethi, Manager of Professional Services, Security Compass, is a specialist in threat modeling, application security reviews, and building security controls into the software development life cycle (SDLC). Mr. Sethi is a frequent guest speaker and instructor at several national conferences. He has written articles for Security Focus and the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), and has been quoted as an expert in application security for ITWorldCanada and Computer World.

At Security Compass, Rohit teaches hundreds of students various topics on web application security in cities across North America. He has also managed and performed extensive threat analysis, source code reviews, and penetration testing for clients in financial services, utilities, telecommunications and healthcare.

Security specialist, malware researcher, author, and initially physics major. Published "Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses," co- authored "Viruses Revealed." Prepared the world's first course on forensic programming and wrote "Software Forensics." Maintained a glossary of security terms, now published as "Dictionary of Information Security." Who knows, may be writing a book on quantum security soon ... More information than anyone would be interested in is available at

Victor Tavares is a networks security veteran with more than 10 years experience designing and implementing secure network environments, working with Canada's largest financial, government, and service provider institutions. He is currently the Sr. Manager, Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks responsible for the Canadian market and came to Juniper through its acquisition of network security vendor NetScreen Technologies in 2004. He is experienced in the design and implementation of a wide range of secure network environments using firewalls, VPNs (IPSec, SSL, and MPLS), and intrusion detection and prevention systems. Current security trends of interest include secure network infrastructure and secure client access to the network.

Geoff Webb has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry. As a senior manager of Product Marketing at NetIQ, Webb is responsible for the positioning, go-to-market strategies and sales enablement of NetIQ's Compliance, Security Management and Configuration Control solutions.

Prior to joining NetIQ in 2007, Webb held management positions at FutureSoft, SurfControl and JSB. Webb holds a combined bachelor of science degree in Computer Science and Prehistoric Archaeology from the University of Liverpool, where he graduated with honors. He is also a member of both the Information Systems Security Association and the American Marketing Association.


  • Fourteen years of International and National work experience with IBM Canada as Public Safety Executive.
  • Graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton.
  • Ten years of experience as a Naval Reserve Officer (Lieutenant).
  • Active leader of the Calgary community through five years as a Calgary Police Commissioner and President, Canadian Association of Police Boards. Four years as a Director on the board of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
  • Currently Founder and Chairman, Global Centre for Securing Cyberspace.
  • Recognized by Calgary Inc. Magazine as one of Calgary's Top 40 under 40 in 2005 and recognized by KINSA (Kid's Internet Safety Alliance) as one of their "heroes of the fight" in 2008.

Elan Winkler is director of solutions for Secure Computing Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for multi-product initiatives across a broad spectrum of security-related topics.

Winkler is a security veteran, with 19 years of experience in desktop, gateway, email, encryption and Web security. She has held senior marketing positions at several technology companies, including MCI Telecommunications, Entrust, Sigaba, Finjan and GreenBorder. She was responsible for product launches and vertical industry marketing for the finance, retail/grocery, healthcare, and oil and gas sectors.

Winkler is a member of the American Marketing Association, Silicon Valley Product Management Association, and Women in Telecommunications. She is a frequent speaker at industry and technical conferences worldwide.

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