We’ve Got Your Back: Meet Our Cybersecurity Panel

One July 22nd at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, we will present a panel of experts discussing Cybersecurity and why it matters to your business.

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Everyone from our panel is local, has been working in cybersecurity for a long time, and holds esteemed credentials among their peers. But don't take our word for it, check out more about our panel below.

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Mike Saylor

Executive Director, Cyber Defense Labs

Professor, University of Texas-Dallas

 

What he does:

    • Leads a national cyber security and research organization that helps corporations improve security to become technology resilient
    • Leverages his 14+ years of cyber security-specific experience
    • 20+ years of total IT experience

Cybersecurity cred includes: 

    • Worked as a personal bodyguard
    • Wrote a chapter for a digital crime and digital terrorism textbook
    • Member of the Cyber Crime Committee for the North Texas Crime Commission

 

 

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Girish Chiruvolu

Dir. Information Security and Risk Management, Thomson Reuters

Former Vice President of Information Security, Citi

 

What he does:

    • Integrates technology muscle into the business environment
    • Helps build and maintain secure and robust IT infrastructures
    • Blends his Ph.D. in computer science with his MBA to solve cybersecurity problems in the real world

Cybersecurity cred includes: 

    • Holds more than 17 technology patents
    • Launched his own company built on his patented disruptive technology that provides on demand, one-time disposable access codes
    • Serves on the adjunct faculty at University of Texas-Dallas, Southern Methodist University, the University of Dallas and University of North Texas-Dallas

 

 

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Jeff Schilling

Chief Security Officer, FireHost

Former Director, U.S. Army Global Security Ops Center

 

What he does:

    • Supervises cyber and physical security programs for a global provider of secure cloud hosting
    • Leads efforts that have blocked more than 60 million cyber attacks on customers since 2012

Cybersecurity cred includes: 

    • Synchronized global security ops, monitoring and response for more than 1 million computer systems, on 350 wide area networks, in more than 2,500 global locations
    • Directed the Department of Defense Global Security Ops Center and managing security for more than 4 million globally connected computer systems
    • Retired after 24 years of service in the U.S. Army

 

 

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Our moderator: Danielle Abril

Technology Editor, Dallas Business Journal

 

What she does:

Covers corporate and startup technology news across the Metroplex and across mediums including print, online and on social mediaReports and writes breaking technology news in a digital-first newsroom

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