IISC 2017 Conference Briefings

View itinerary and accompanying presentations, if available, for each day of the 2017 International Information Sharing Conference.

Tuesday, October 31

Welcome Remarks: State of the Information Sharing Ecosystem

Dr. Greg White, ISAO Standards Organization


Information Sharing and the Private Sector

Ann Beauchesne, United States Chamber of Commerce

Evolving the Information Sharing Ecosystem

Richard A. Lipsey, Deputy Director, ISAO Standards Organization


Information Sharing and the Retail Sector

Ed Harris, Senior Manager, Global Security Ops, Risk & Compliance for VF Corporation


International Sharing: Perspective from the Incident Response Community

Thomas Schreck, Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, FIRST


ISAO SO Awards Luncheon and Keynote

Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Richard A Lipsey, Deputy Director, ISAO Standards Organization


  • Scott Algeier, Executive Director, IT-ISAC
  • Carl Anderson, Chief Legal Officer and VP of Government Affairs, HITRUST
  • John Carlson, Financial Services ISAC
  • Marcus Sachs, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

  Carl Anderson: Information Sharing Success Stories, WannaCry Response

  John Carlson: Information Sharing Success Stories, Financial Services ISAC


Richard Struse, Chair, OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee


International Information Sharing Dynamics

Moderator: Norma Krayem, Sr. Policy Advisor & Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy Team, Holland & Knight, LLP


  • Matthias Fischer, Senior Policy Advisor, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Amir Becker, Cyber Attache, Israel National Cyber Directorate, Embassy of Israel

  Matthias Fischer: International Information Sharing Dynamics, a German and European Perspective

Operationalizing a Network to Defeat a Network

Frank Grimmelmann, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA)

Automated Information Sharing: Lessons Learned So Far

Moderator: Michael Darling, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)


  • Scott Algeier, Executive Director, IT-ISAC
  • Michael Daniel, President of Cyber Threat Alliance, Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator
  • Betsi McGrath, Principal Information Systems Engineer, MITRE

Information Sharing Resources for Small and Midsize Business

Moderator: Reggie McKinney, C3 Voluntary Program (DHS)


  • Jack Bienko, Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Matt Chevraux, U.S. Secret Service
  • Marcus Joachim, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Bonnie Moss, SMB ISAO

  All Panelist Presentations

ISAO Service Provider Panel

Moderator: Doug DePeppe, Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI)


  • Cindy Donaldson, Global Resilience Federation (GRF)
  • Michael Darling, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

  Cindy Donaldson: ISAO Service Providers, Global Resilience Federation

Autoimmunity for Automated Sharing

Mike Vermilye, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Wednesday, November 1

Opening Keynote

Grant Schneider, Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council

Dr. Greg White, ISAO Standards Organization


John Felker, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

Driving Protections for Information Sharing

Faye Francy, Automotive ISAC

Information Sharing Keynote

Bridgette Walsh, Acting Branch Chief for Partnerships & Engagement for the Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division, DHS

Cybersecurity Legislation Luncheon

Jim Langevin Congressman, 2nd District of Rhode Island
Will Hurd Congressman, 23rd District of Texas

The Benefits of Information Sharing: Wins That Made a Difference

Moderator: David Turetsky, Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity, The University at Albany


  • Tom Duffy, Senior Vice President, Operations and Services, Center for Internet Security
  • Robert Sheldon, Director, Government Technology Strategy, CrowdStrike
  • Carlos Kizzee, Executive Director, Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE)

Building a National Cyber Information-Sharing Ecosystem

Bruce Bakis, MITRE
Edward Wang, MITRE


Integrating International Data Silos

William ‘Billy’ Sokol, Chief Technology Officer, Global Public Sector for MarkLogic

Lessons Learned in Starting an ISAO

Moderator: Natalie Sjelin, ISAO Standards Organization


  • Gene Fredriksen, National Credit Union ISAO
  • Rachel Nyswander Thomas, Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)

Cyber Threat Intelligence: A Team Sport

John Wunder, MITRE


International Collaboration Opportunities

Stuart Murdoch, Surevine


Managing Diversity Challenges in Cross-Sector Sharing

Moderator: Richard Struse, Chair, OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee


  • Jeff Brancato, Northeast Ohio Cyber Consortium
  • Dave Mann, MITRE
  • Michael Semmens, National Cyber Exchange

How to Launch a Cross-Sector Intelligence Exchange

Moderator: Paul Kurtz, TruSTAR Technology


  • Jeff Schmidt, Columbus Collaboratory
  • Suzie Squier, Executive Director, Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC)

  All Panelist Presentations

The State and Local Information Sharing Experience

Moderator: John Gilligan, Center for Internet Security


  • Nick Sturgeon, Security Operation Center Director (formerly of the IN-ISAC), Pondurance
  • David Jordan, Chief Information Security Officer, Arlington County Government
  • J. Wesley Kleene, PhD, PE, CISM Director, Centralized ISO Security Services, Commonwealth Security and Risk Management, Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
  • John MacMichael, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer