The Honorable Dale W. Meyerrose

Keynote Speaker
Associate Director of National Intelligence

President George W. Bush appointed Dale W. Meyerrose the first Associate Director of National Intelligence and Chief Information Officer on December 21, 2005, with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. Mr. Meyerrose serves as the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer and Information Sharing Executive.

Mr. Meyerrose manages activities relating to the information technology infrastructure and enterprise requirements of the Intelligence Community. He has procurement approval authority over all information technology items related to the enterprise architectures of all Intelligence Community components. Mr. Meyerrose directs and manages all information technology-related procurement for the Intelligence Community and ensures that all expenditures for information technology and research and development activities are consistent with government enterprise architectures. He also leads information sharing strategy and policy for the Intelligence Community.

Mr. Meyerrose came to this position after over thirty years of military service, culminating with his retirement from the United States Air Force as a Major General in November 2005. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he entered the United States Air Force in 1975 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. His career highlights include service as a director and Chief Information Officer in three Air Force major air commands and three unified combatant commands, a deployed Joint Task Force Director of Communications in Southwest Asia, and a commander of two major Air Force communications units. Mr. Meyerrose, a master parachutist, earned the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and six Meritorious Service Medals.

Mr. Meyerrose received a Master of Business Administration degree, from the University of Utah in 1978. He graduated from the National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C. in 1992. He attended the Senior Information Warfare Applications and Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Courses, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He also attended the Program for National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Navy Executive Business Course, Haas School of Business, University of California – Berkeley, at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California.

Yalkin Demirkaya

Featured Speaker
President, Cyber Diligence, Inc.

Mr. Yalkin Demirkaya has twenty years of law enforcement experience as a Detective Investigator as well as a Detective Squad Commander. Mr. Demirkaya has been responsible for creation of the first computer crimes investigation unit  dedicated to internal investigations in the government sector. Mr. Demirkaya has pioneered and perfected investigative techniques for internal computer crime investigations.  He possesses twenty-six years of computer experience as a white hat hacker. He is the founder and was the Commanding Officer of  Computer Crimes Investigation Unit of Internal Affairs Bureau, New York Police Department. Mr. Demirkaya has been responsible for the formation of policies and investigative procedures in the area of computer crime. He is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of internal computer crime investigations. Mr. Demirkaya has served as an advisor and presenter for law enforcement as well as the business and academic communities on computer security and computer crime issues. He has lectured extensively and provides training in the area of computer security and computer crime.

Mr. Demirkaya holds a B.S. in Police Science with Criminology minor  and an M.A. in Criminal Justice with Computer Science concentration. He is Certified by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) as Information Security Assessor and is a Certified Computer Forensics Examiner.

Dan Geer

Closing Speaker
Geer Risk Services, LLC / Verdasys

An entrepreneur, author, scientist, consultant, teacher, and architect, Dr. Daniel Geer is also Principal of Geer Risk Services.

Previously, Dr. Geer served as CTO of @stake, a leading digital security consulting firm. Dr. Geer also ran the development arm of MIT's Project Athena, where his staff on his watch pioneered Kerberos, the X Window System, and much of what we take for granted in distributed computing. In past positions as a consultant and an officer in a number of startups, he has provided industry leaders with high-level strategies in all matters of digital security and in promising areas of security research. He is a widely noted author in scientific journals and the technology press, and has co-authored several books on risk management and information security.

Dr. Geer has testified before Congress on multiple occasions and has served in formal advisory roles for the Federal Trade Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Treasury Department, the National Research Council, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts , the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Justice and the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection.

Dr. Geer holds several security patents, and received an ScD. in biostatistics from Harvard and an S.B. in electrical engineering from MIT. He serves both fiduciary and non-fiduciary roles for a number of promising startups. He is also past president of the USENIX Association