November 1-2, 2016 | The Army and Navy Club | Washington, DC

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Paul Syverson
Paul Syverson

Creator of Tor

Paul Syverson---an inventor of onion routing and other technologies, a creator of Tor, an author of one book on the foundations of logic and over a hundred refereed papers, a chair of many security and privacy conferences, an editor of several journals---has received various patents, several advanced degrees in philosophy and mathematics, and an origami magic rabbit folded for him by Gus Simmons. He is a founder of both the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium and the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society. Among his accolades he has been recognized with an EFF Pioneer Award, as among the 100 Global Thinkers of 2012 by Foreign Policy Magazine, and most recently as a Fellow of the ACM. For over a quarter century as Mathematician at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, he has investigated authentication, epistemic logic, information flow in probabilistic systems, incentives in protocols and systems, traffic-secure communication, and other aspects of computer security and privacy. Paul has served as director of international computer security organizations, and has been a visiting scholar and guest lecturer at universities and institutes in the U.S., England, and Italy.
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Morgan Wright
Morgan Wright

Noted Commentator and Author

Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyber terrorism, identity theft and privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.
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Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang

Noted Commentator and Author

Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, released by Random House in January 2006. Showdown focuses on nuclear proliferation in general and the North Korean crisis in particular. His first book is The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, August 2001).He is a columnist at The Daily Beast and a contributor at Forbes.com. He blogs at World Affairs Journal. Chang lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie.
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State of New Jersey

Gordon Johnson
Gordon Johnson

Assemblyman

Gordon M. Johnson was raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He has served twenty-four years with the Englewood Police Department, attaining the rank of Patrol Sergeant. He is also experienced in labor relations and has served as President of the State P.B.A. Supervisory Officers Association-Local #216. In 1999, he was appointed Undersheriff of Bergen County. He subsequently became Sheriff from January 18, 2001 through January 1, 2002. When the newly elected Sheriff took office, Gordon was asked to continue with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department as Undersheriff, responsible for the Bergen County Jail. Assemblyman Johnson graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York with a B.S. in Social Science and holds a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University. In addition, he is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Assemblyman Johnson retired with the rank of Major from the United States Army Reserve. He is highly decorated and holds the National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, NATO Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and many more. In 1990, Assemblyman Johnson served in Operation Desert Storm, where he was responsible for two Convoy Support Centers in the Saudi Arabian Desert. In 1996, he was deployed to Germany in support of Operation Joint Endeavor where he was part of a team that coordinated the activities and missions of the Civil Affairs units stationed in Bosnia. Johnson was elected by the people of the 37thLegislative District of Bergen County to the New Jersey State General Assembly in 2001. He is the Chair of the Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Budget Committee. He also serves on the New Jersey Public Safety Communications Commission. He was a member of delegations visiting South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, and Yunnan Province of China.
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