Ira Winkler, CISSP is President of Secure Mentem and is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals. He has gained media notoriety for performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically ＂broke into＂ some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader. Ira is also a columnist for DarkReading and ComputerWorld, and writes for several other industry publications. Mr. Winkler has been a keynote speaker at almost every major information security related event, on 6 continents, and has keynoted events in many diverse industries.
Dr. Tracy Celaya Brown, CISSP is President of Go Consulting Int’l. She is a sought-after consultant in IT Security Program Management, Organizational Development, and Change Management, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. As an international and top-rated speaker, she has been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and spoken at some of the most well-known security related events in the world including RSA USA, RSA Asia-Pacific, ISACA CSX North America & Europe, and SecureCISO.