Bobby Narasimham Rao is a highly regarded technology executive with 20+ years of experience leading cybersecurity programs at some of the top healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. Bobby's diverse background places him in a unique class of leaders who have operated cyber security programs across the healthcare value chain, including life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare providers, and payer organizations.
Bobby is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), a €19.4 billion company and the world’s leading provider of products and services for patients with renal diseases. Headquartered in Germany, Fresenius Medical Care has 128,000+ employees worldwide and cares for approximately patients in a global network of more than 4,000 dialysis clinics. He leads global functions for information security, information technology risk, compliance, privacy assurance, manufacturing security, IoT, and product security oversight in his current role.
Prior to joining Fresenius Medical Care, he served as AstraZeneca’s global head of cybersecurity (CISO), leading the company’s global cybersecurity program. During his tenure, he significantly expanded the scope of the information security program. He also participated in Operation Warp Speed—the federal effort to accelerate multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates—and developed the company’s relationship with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Nick is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data Protection Officer at SAI360, the leading ESG cloud platform connecting GRC, EHS&S, and Learning. Nick is responsible for global information and cyber security, data privacy, product security and business continuity management. Previously, he served as the CISO at Monster Worldwide (Monster.com, Monster Government Solutions, Military.com) where he led global information and cyber security, fraud prevention and business continuity management across commercial and U.S. Federal and State services.
Prior to joining Monster, Nick was the Director of Security & Privacy for Philips HealthSuite digital platform (HSDP), an innovative cloud services business enabling all stages of the health continuum, where he was responsible for establishing, executing, and continuously improving a global security management and data privacy by design program aligned with business objectives and customer requirements.
Earlier in his career, Nick held various InfoSec senior leadership positions at Endurance International Group, Continuum Managed Services, Pegasystems, and Merck Millipore Corp, in roles where he was primarily focused on establishing a global information, cyber security and data privacy program that fit the overall organization’s business model and customer requirements.
Nick is a business focused, process-oriented and technical information security senior leader with over 18 years of experience building and leading global information security teams and programs as a critical business enabler across various industries and hosted cloud services. His strengths including focusing on risk and security strategies, assessing and managing risks, regulatory and international data privacy compliance, security architecture and operations, and continuous improvement programs for protecting assets.
Nick holds a Master of Science in Network Security from Capitol College, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Operations Management \ Management Information Systems from Salem State College. He also holds C|CISO, CISSP-ISSAP, & CISM credentials.
Parham Eftekhari is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity, national security, and critical infrastructure. He currently serves as an Executive Vice President at CyberRisk Alliance, setting the vision and operating priorities for its executive development, CISO, and community solutions. Parham also serves as the chairman of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation's leading cybersecurity think tank which he founded in 2014, and advisory board member at MazeBolt Technologies and the Ready Rock Institute. Other leadership roles during his 15-year career include co-founder and V.P of research at the Government Technology Research Alliance and founder of the world’s first webcam cover manufacturer CamPatch.com.
As a sought after industry expert, Parham has authored multiple publications, led numerous research initiatives, regularly engages with the media, and is a speaker at various events from closed door executive briefings to public forums including Congress, TED, RSA, IFA+, and C-SPAN. In 2017, Parham was recognized by (ISC)2 for his contributions to the field of cybersecurity with the Most Valuable Industry Partner - Government Information Security Leadership Award.
Kurt Sanger, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 23 years as a cyber operations attorney, criminal defense counsel and prosecutor, advisor to the Afghan National Army, international law instructor at Marine Corps University and National Defense University, and as a planning officer with U.S. Central Command. He earned a degree in National Security Law from Georgetown University in 2015. From 2014 to 2017, Kurt was Staff Judge Advocate for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command. He served with U.S. Cyber Command from 2017 to 2022, first as the lead attorney for plans, policy, domestic and international partnerships, and legislative affairs, later as lead attorney for operations and intelligence, and finally as the Command’s Deputy Staff Judge Advocate. He retired from the Marine Corps in November 2022. Kurt is now a cybersecurity board member and advisor for Cowbell Cyber Insurance and Batten Safe Corporation.
Anne is a longtime cybersecurity journalist who's written news and award-winning features for Information Security Magazine, TechTarget's SearchSecurity.com, and InfoSecurity Professional, the membership magazine of (ISC)2. A co-founder and editorial director for the boutique content marketing company Twirling Tiger Media, she lives and works in San Diego and has contributed her writing skills to craft several research reports for CyberRisk Alliance's Business Intelligence Unit.
Diana Kelley is the CSO2 (Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Security Officer) and co-founder of Cybrize. She also serves on the boards of Cyber Future Foundation, WiCyS, and The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF). Diana was Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner), a Manager at KPMG, CTO and co-founder of SecurityCurve, and Chief vCISO at SaltCybersecurity.
Her extensive volunteer work has included serving on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, Cybersecurity Committee Advisor at CompTIA, CTO and Board Member at Sightline Security, Advisory Board Chair at WOPLLI Technologies, Advisory Council member Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, Bridgewater State University, and RSAC US Program Committee.
She is a sought-after keynote speaker, the host of BrightTALK’s The (Security) Balancing Act, co-author of the books Practical Cybersecurity Architecture and Cryptographic Libraries for Developers, has been a lecturer at Boston College's Masters program in cybersecurity, the EWF 2020 Executive of the Year and EWF Conference Chair 2021 and 2022, an SCMedia Power Player, and one of Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.
With more than 30 years of experience in Cybersecurity spanning a variety of heavily regulated sectors, most notably in critical infrastructure and high tech Brandon brings a wide and diverse background.
Across his career, Brandon has been a CISO, Information Security entrepreneur, Product Manager and consultant. Brandon also has cultivated and helped build communities around emerging security topics for a number of professional and industry associations, as well as developing and delivering curriculum on key security and compliance topics for security leaders across the globe.
Previously, he led the Global Security Compliance teams responsible for Amazon’s compliance to PCI-DSS, HIPAA and a myriad of global, country and state specific regulations and frameworks. Prior to Amazon, he was the Global CISO at Black & Veatch an international Engineering, Construction and Engineering firm specializing in critical infrastructure.
He continues to give back to the information security community by hosting and moderating (ISC)2 web events for the Americas and EMEA regions. Brandon has also addressed international gatherings and regional events of the Institute of Internal Auditors, ISACA, IANS, ASIS International as well as being quoted and profiled in major industry publications, including CSO Online, Information Security Magazine, Dark Reading, Compliance Week, TechTarget’s SearchSecurity and (ISC)2’s InfoSec Professional.
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