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Emerging Threat Vectors

February 1, 2012

The Security SIG Presents…

The landscape for security is constantly evolving and requires security professionals to stay vigilant for new threat vectors on a continuous basis. The new threats to IT security are coming from state-sponsored based sources that have specific targets and large coordinated resources.  This is a phase shift from local cyber financial threats or domestic cyber terrorism.  These new threats require specific protection mechanisms and planning for long-term mitigation.We will bring into focus will include Social Terrorism, National Boundaries, and Brand Damage.  We will also have discussions surrounding Mitigation, Non-technical Approaches, Education, Holistic Approaches and Managed Security Services.

*If you are not a US Citizen, please contact Michele Yoshioka to Register*

Chris Nelson
Special Agent,
Special Agent Nelson entered the FBI in 1988.  He worked in San Jose, California for 8 years focusing on white-collar crime such as bankruptcy fraud, financial fraud, mortgage fraud and Government contract fraud.  In 1995, Agent Nelson transferred to the San Diego office.  He is an FBI pilot with over 4000 flight hours supporting FBI ground operations.  Agent Nelson worked on a computer crimes squad for three years focusing on Internet fraud. He also spent two years acting as the FBI’s InfraGard Coordinator.   InfraGard is an information sharing partnership between the public and the FBI (see  For the past 18 months, Agent Nelson has worked on a cyber national security squad which focuses on foreign cyber threats to the United States.

Matt Stamper
Vice President of Services/CISA, redIT.

Matt Stamper serves as Vice President of Managed and Professional Services at redIT, where he oversees the design and development of the company’s cloud-based managed services and security solutions. As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with extensive public-company experience, Matt brings a depth of understanding of IT best practices, managed-services technologies, and compliance requirements to redIT’s clients. Prior to joining redIT, Matt served as Vice President of Development for CFO Strategies, leading the development of the company’s IT governance software for Sarbanes–Oxley compliance and risk-management. As part of his work with CFO Strategies, Matt provided advisory services to public companies supporting both domestic and international engagements. Prior to CFO Strategies, Matt worked in the managed services industry helping firms design highly available and highly resilient application architectures. Matt previously was a District Manager with VeriCenter (now SunGard); the Western Region Solutions Manager for AT&T’s Enterprise Hosting Division; Vice President of Business Development for Front Porch, Inc.; and an International Account Executive for AT&T’s Global Services Division. Matt’s executive-level experience with data centers, content delivery, and IT services provides a unique and broad perspective on the fast-changing world of enterprise IT.

Matt currently serves on the board of directors for the San Diego Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is also an instructor on Cloud Security and Governance for UC San Diego’s Extension Program, and is a frequent speaker at IT-focused events. Matt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego, where he graduated with Honors and Distinction. Matt’s graduate studies include a Master of Arts in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California at San Diego and a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications sponsored by AT&T.  Matt is fluent in Spanish.

Mike Davis
Platform Chief Systems Engineer,
Mike Davis is the Platform Chief Systems Engineer (CSE)(Technical Authority) for C4ISR in Navy large deck ships and aircraft/ship integration (which covers platform / systems of systems: interoperability, architectures / standards, overall interfaces, IA/security, etc) at SPAWAR Headquarters, where he also completed a tour as the senior Information Assurance (IA) technical authority.

Mike held PEO C4I leadership roles in PMW 160/1 for many years before that, acquiring and installing IA/CND systems and initiating the Navy’s Crypto Modernization office and overall capstone strategy.
Mike is a retired Navy Engineering Duty Officer (technical and acquisition manager), having served in submarines, destroyers and amphibious class ships. Mike has over 20 years experience in IT/IA technical and operational leadership positions in many diverse government and commercial programs/projects/venues.   Mike was successful in a wide variety of positions/organizations such as: installation and operation of US Navy enterprise and overseas networks, management of new ship (SCN) IT/IA installations, served as the SPAWAR enterprise afloat test director, served as the PEO C4I department head for acquisition of IA (information assurance) & CND (computer network defense) security products – and has managed complex endeavors, like missile conversions and nuclear power operations and a refueling. He earned graduate degrees in Management and Electrical Engineering and has taught PgmMgmt at the University of Phoenix and completed the NPS SysEngr certification and is a CISSP, currently earning a CISO certificate from NDU/IRMC. He currently serves as Technical Advisor for “The Security Networks” – a proactive global security group – and was recently the VP for the San Diego ISSA and the local INCOSE chapters, as well as a member of AFCEA, NDIA, and IEEE.

Bruce Roberts
Sr. Vice President Security Programs,
Cubic Corporation
Bruce D. Roberts is Senior Vice President of Security Programs for Cubic Corporation.  Retiring from Cubic in 2011 after 12 years, Mr. Roberts continues to serve as a consultant to the firm supporting the expansion of the firm’s position in Homeland Security, Cyber Security and related markets.  Mr. Roberts is active in the region, serving as a mentor at EvoNexus, the CommNexus incubator; and on the Advisory Boards of The Security Network, The Maritime Alliance, the National University Computer Science and Information Assurance Program, the San Diego Advanced Defense Technology Cluster and a few local small technology firms. He is also a co-chair of the Public-Private Working Group of the Securing our eCity (SOeC) initiative, former Director of SDMAC and currently supporting the Legislative and Veteran Employment issue groups.

Prior to the reorganization and consolidation of subsidiaries at Cubic, Roberts held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Cubic Defense Systems, Inc.   He also served as Vice President and MILES 2000 Program Director. Before joining Cubic, Roberts was Senior Vice President and group manager with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) responsible for their military computer business.  He previously held executive positions with Unisys Corp. and General Electric in the Aerospace and Defense segments of those corporations.  Mr. Roberts has focused on the development and application of computer technology throughout his career, including more than 20 years in support of the intelligence community, and has significant experience in advanced development of processors, software and applications including artificial intelligence. Roberts is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics with physics and economics minors.  He obtained his Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.  A native of upstate New York, Roberts and his wife, Sandra, live in San Diego, Calif.  They have three children.

Bill Unrue, CEO, Anonymizer
Matt Stamper, Vice President, Services, redIT.
Bruce Roberts, Sr. Vice President of Security Programs, Cubic Corporation


February 1st, 2012

7:30 AM: Registration/Networking/Coffee
8:00 AM: Program Begins
9:30 AM: Program Ends

4242 Campus Point Court, D-1203
San Diego, CA 92121

Pre-Registration: (Please Pre-Register by noon 1/31/12)
$10.00 – CommNexus Sponsor
$20.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE –  Mentor Sponsor

At the Door:
$20.00 – CommNexus Sponsor
$30.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE –  Mentor Sponsor

Students, Military & Press: FREE

*If you are not a US Citizen, please contact Michele Yoshioka to Register*



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