Frank Cilluffo

Frank Cilluffo directs the McCrary Institute for Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection at Auburn University. Prior to joining Auburn, Frank founded and directed the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, where he led a number of national security and cybersecurity policy and research initiatives. He previously served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Immediately following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Frank was appointed by President George W. Bush to the newly created Office of Homeland Security. Before his White House appointment, he spent eight years in senior policy positions with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank. Frank was recently appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.


Andrew Hersh

Andrew Hersh serves as the Senior Relationship Officer with Cyber Specialty at JLT Specialty USA. He is a Senior Fellow at the McCrary Institute for Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection at Auburn University, a member of the Infrastructure Advisory Committee for the State of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and a member of the Business Executives for National Security Cyber & Tech Council. Andrew has provided risk advisory services to several of the world’s best known business and government leaders. He is an industry expert in the fields of insurance, operational risk, and resiliency (kinetic and cyber). 


Jim Nelms

Jim Nelms is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Laboratory Corporation of America. Previously, Jim served as CISO at The Mayo Clinic, The World Bank, and has advised many organizations in developing and evolving their cyber security programs. 


Suzanne Spaulding

Suzanne Spaulding served as Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she was effectively the CEO with a rank equivalent to a four-star general, managing a $3B budget and a workforce of 18,000, charged with strengthening cybersecurity and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure. Throughout her career, Suzanne has advised CEOs, boards, and government policymakers on how to manage complex security risks across all industry sectors. At DHS, she led the development and implementation of national policies for infrastructure protection, including support for National Security Special Events at stadiums and other public venues and development of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan; worked with industry to establish CEO-level coordinating councils in the electric and financial services sectors; and chaired the federal government’s Aviation Cybersecurity Initiative to identify and address key cyber vulnerabilities in the national aviation system. Suzanne worked with many foreign governments on critical infrastructure and cybersecurity, including negotiating agreements with China and Israel, and led security regulation of the chemical industry; biometrics and identity management; emergency communications; and the Federal Protective Service. Suzanne currently serves as Senior Advisor for Homeland Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 


Alan Silberstein

With a rich expertise in the cyber space, Alan Silberstein is a former CEO of Western Union. He served as Chairman and CEO of Travelers Property Casualty Claims Services and has held several board positions. Currently, he is director of Global Payments, one of the world’s largest providers of payment solutions. Alan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of Business Executives for National Security. He recently co-led a three-year study on “Domestic Security: Confronting a Changing Threat to Ensure Public Safety and Civil Liberties.” This seminal piece of work included a Who’s Who panel of congressional, military, and intelligence leaders, and has informed government evolutions that has made the U.S. safer.