The Cybersecurity Panel of Experts – sponsored by Fortinet will feature a moderated panel discussion on the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape featuring key experts from the United States Secret Service, Homeland Security, N.I.S.T (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Fortinet-a worldwide market leader in Network Security and Security Pursuit, a Denver based security firm who helps organizations protect their critical information systems and meet their information technology compliance requirements.

The panelists will shed light on the increasingly persistent and sophisticated threats companies face from cyber-criminals.  Drawing from their experience and frontline exposure, the panelists will offer insight into evolving threats, strategies for responding to threats and attacks, safeguards to protect data and how we can enhance the national cybersecurity landscape through information sharing.

“Fortinet is proud to be the official Security sponsor of the 2014 Denver Biz Tech Expo,” said John Maddison, VP of Marketing at Fortinet.   “We are also thrilled to sponsor and be a part of this year’s Cybersecurity Panel with other leading security experts discussing the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape and strategies to help protect companies.”

The panel members will include,

Derek Manky

Global Security Strategist

Derek Manky formulates security strategy based on years of threat and industry knowledge, with a goal to make a positive impact towards the global war on cyber crime. Manky has presented research and strategy world-wide at many security conferences, including meetings with leading political figures and key stakeholders who help define the future of cyber security. He works globally within the security industry and Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) providing mitigation advice and threat forecasts based on correlated data and personal knowledge. He has been recognized as a thought leader in the industry. Manky designed a vulnerability disclosure framework, which has been used for years to fix security issues before criminals discover and attack them.

Isaac Barnes


United States
Secret Service

  Isaac Barnes, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (ATSAIC), is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. After serving in the US Army, ATSAIC Barnes became a Special Agent with the Secret Service in 2000 and was assigned to the New York Field Office. While there, ATSAIC Barnes was a member of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force and other criminal investigative squads. After his assignment to the New York Field Office, ATSAIC Barnes was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division. After the Presidential Protective Division, ATSAIC Barnes was assigned to Secret Service Headquarters. ATSAIC Barnes is currently assigned to the Denver Field Office and is in charge of the Colorado Electronic Crimes Task Force.

Thad Odderstol

Director for Industry Engagement and Resilience

  Mr. Odderstol is the Director for Industry Engagement and Resilience (IER) Program within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). IER serves as the Sector Specific Agency to the Information Technology Sector and Communications Sector and provides guidance and expertise to the cross sector Critical Infrastructure Key Resources community to address National Infrastructure Protection Plan cybersecurity requirements, as well as to advisory council support and expertise to the National Safety Information Exchange (NSIE) and the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).

Jon Boyens

Senior Advisor

  Jon Boyens is a Senior Advisor for Information Security in the Information Technology Laboratory, within the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He leads NIST’s Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Program and works on various policy and technical projects. Boyens helps develop and coordinate the Department’s cybersecurity policy among the Department’s bureaus. He represents the Department in the Administration’s interagency cybersecurity policy process. Boyens has worked on various White House-led initiatives, including, most recently, the Cybersecurity Executive Order and related work on Cybersecurity Incentives, Government Acquisition Policy and the Cybersecurity Framework.

Steve Fox



Chief Executive Officer of Security Pursuit, Steve has delivered hundreds of security assessments and data breach investigations for clients internationally. Steve’s educational background includes a Master’s Degree from George Washington University, a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Missouri, a Certificate in Computer Programming from Montgomery College, along with the CISSP, CISA, GPEN, GWAPT, and GCFA industry certifications. Steve is a member of the FBI InfraGard organization, and has presented research at conferences on a variety of topics ranging from botnets in the enterprise to malware on mobile devices.

Greg Avery


Denver Business Journal

Greg Avery, reporter for the Denver Business Journal, covers tech, telecom, aerospace and bioscience and writes for the “TechFlash” blog. He will be moderating the Town Hall forum (more)

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