Career Coaches

One-on-one 15 minute sessions to assist with short and long range career plans.

Chris Roberts

8/7 17:30 - 18:30

    Chris currently works at Lares, prior to that he’s founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence. Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against cyber attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that he managed to get various computers confiscated by a number of European entities.)

    Jen Havermann

    8/7 15:00 -18:30
    8/8 14:30-17:00

      Over the past 31 years, I’ve held roles from technical to leadership in cyber and information technology and helped others find their path in cyber careers. I’ve worked across markets, mostly defense contracting/government/military and some commercial.

      Margaret White

      8/7 16:00 - 17:00

        Margaret White is an award-winning Management Professional recognized and promoted for outstanding leadership in operational risk management, technology strategy execution, process improvement and effective cost cutting. She received early practical leadership training in Bank of America’s Global Technology and Operations Foundations for Success Program. A top performer at the Bank of America since 2003. Margaret is a trusted advisor and strategic partner to senior level management and technical teams relied upon to outline and map long term proactive risk management strategy for systems and processes.

        Ming Chow

        8/7 12:00 - 14:30
        8/8 14:30 - 17:00

          Ming is a senior lecturer at the Tufts University Department of Computer Science. Ming has spoken at numerous organizations and conferences. He was awarded the 2017 Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Advising at Tufts, awarded annually to a faculty member who has had a profound intellectual impact on their students, both inside and outside the classroom.

          Rodney Visser

          8/8 12:00 - 14:30

            US Army veteran with 20 years of specialized experience in securing, auditing, and breaking stuff all over the world. Get most of my kicks these days out of leading and mentoring groups of highly skilled folks in professional and academic environments. Passionate about technology, security, people, and bbq.

            Billy Crowe

            8/7 13:30 - 15:00

              27.5 year Navy career (Radioman/Information Systems Technician) then a consultant on DoD Information Assurance/Cybersecurity (IA/CS) efforts at Booz Allen (6.5 years) and currently Athena Consulting Group (ACG) (11.5 years). For past 18 years, involved in the hiring process (reviewing resumes/interviewing) for positions within DoD IA/CS efforts. Currently serving as Director Cybersecurity for ACG team working on SPAWAR efforts in support of the Defense Health Agency.

              Micah Hoffman

              8/7 15:00 - 18:30

                I work at Booz Allen Hamilton, teach for the SANS Institute, have spoken at cons, run open source projects, etc….but our conversation will be about YOU not me. Let’s chat and see if together we can plot out the next steps in your career.

                Andrea Limbago

                8/8 12:00 - 14:30

                  Dr. Andrea Little Limbago is the Chief Social Scientist at Endgame, a cybersecurity software company. She researches and writes at the intersection of cybersecurity and geopolitics, and was previously a technical lead in the Department of Defense.

                  Resume Reviewers

                  Participants have the skills that many companies are looking for but they may not know how to present this information to stand out or to explain their experience to non-technical audience. These recruiters will be on hand to provide comments and edits that they recommend to increase your chances in a career search.

                  Susan Veena

                  8/7 12:00 - 14:00
                  8/8 13:30 - 15:30

                    V. Susan Peediyakkal is a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Lead Consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Commercial Cyber Defense Program where she focuses on helping their clients establish and cultivate industry-leading cyber threat intelligence programs. With over 14 years of cyber security experience, focused primarily in Threat Intelligence, she draws on her significant knowledge from working with various intelligence operations in the federal government and international commercial domains. Susan spent 17 years in the US Air Force (active and reserve), is trained in Project management Professional (PMP) and GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI), and is a certified Splunk power user.

                    Kris Rides

                    8/7 16:00 - 18:00
                    8/8 13:00 - 15:00

                      Kris is Co-Founder of Tiro Security a Cyber Security Staffing and Professional services company. He has been working in recruitment for over 20 years and is heavily involved in the InfoSec community. When not sitting on panels and advising CISO’s on security recruitment you will find him either snowboarding or scuba diving with sharks.

                      Merissa Villalobos

                      8/7 12:00 - 14:00
                      8/8 12:00 - 14:30

                        I’m an ISSA Member, passionate about the cyber community and matching people to positions they love. For the past 10 years, I have been an interview coach, a resume reviewer, and a professional development mentor for national and global non-profits; a leadership coach and corporate recruiter for a security consulting firm and a Federal Government contractor, focusing on acquisitions for DoD, DHS and the intelligence community. Connect with me for Senior Security Consultant opportunities, how to decode HR and communicate with them to get promoted and/or advice on how to land your first role in security.

                        Kirsten Renner

                        8/8 12:30 - 14:30

                          Recruiting Director for a mid sized data analytics and cyber security company with 20 years of experience. Specializes in intel and has a passion in connecting talent to the right opportunities. Can also be found in the Car Hacking Village in a con near you.

                          Mario Dean

                          8/7 14:00 -18:00
                          8/8 12:00 - 14:00

                            Mario Dean is a Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor with Northrop Grumman’s Cyber Intelligence Mission Solutions Division in Washington DC. He brings over 15 years of experience leading Talent Acquisition and Human Resources initiatives. Mario’s areas of expertise include the recruitment of Cyber Engineer/Analysts, Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, Program Managers and Intelligence Analysts for our DoD, Intelligence Community and Civilian Agency Customers.

                            Merilyn Tinana

                            8/7 14:30 -16:30

                              Merilyn is a seasoned Technical Recruiter working closely with Cisco’s Security Business Group. She is passionate about supporting employees in applying their individual skill sets towards Cisco’s larger organizational goals. Currently in search of talented candidates who want to work with brilliant peers and leaders in the industry.