Janice Kephart, Phil Agcaoili added to Investorideas conference speaker list

February 14, 2014 - 

Investorideas.com has announced the addition of more names to the speaker list for its upcoming security and defense conference, Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security, set to be held in New York City, March 11, 2014.

New to the list is Janice Kephart, founder and CEO of the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA), as well as Phil Agcaoili, Chairman of the Ponemon Institute Fellow and co-founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the growing list of speakers for this event includes: Kris Tuttle, Director of Research for SoundView Technology Group, Cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst Roger Cressey, (Partner with Liberty Group Ventures) and Kiersten Todt, President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures.

The conference agenda will include a financial panel, an industry panel along with presenting companies showcasing technologies.

According to Investorideas, Janice Kephart recently returned from a Special Counsel position with the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was asked to testify and then return to staff to support the national, border and identity security aspects of the now Senate-passed immigration reform legislation. She’s an internationally recognized border and ID security expert, who served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission and was a key author of the Staff Monograph, ‘9/11 and Terrorist Travel’ as well as the immigration and identity/security-related facts and recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report.

If you’ll recall, Kephart is the founder and CEO of SIBA, which launched last week.

Phil Agcaoili has been an influential leader in the Information Security industry for over 20 years and has established world class security organizations from startups to the Fortune 25. He’s also led successful security teams at General Electric, VeriSign, Alcatel, Scientific Atlanta, Dell, and Cox Communications and was involved in three consecutive and successful startups. He co-founded SecureIT, which he sold to VeriSign for $70M, and was VeriSign’s first Chief Information Security Officer. He was also an early foundation member of Internet Devices, acquired by Alcatel for $181M. He was the Chief Security Architect for Scientific Atlanta which was acquired by Cisco Systems for $6.9B. Phil participated and influenced the development of the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

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