Keith Conlee, Chief Security Officer, IT, College of DuPage

Keith Conlee has over 30 years in the Information Technology field delivering innovative and effective solutions including working at the National Security Agency (NSA), Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technology, and is currently the Chief Security Officer for Information Technology at the College of DuPage. His duties are focused on building strong security governance, security policy/procedure and risk management programs including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Keith is a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)™, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP). He is an active member in the ISC2, ISACA, PCI Security Standards Council, and the BRPA of Chicagoland. His undergraduate and graduate education is in Computer Science, and with an added Law Degree gives Keith the unique ability to interpret and align technical legal regulatory compliance and business objectives.

Dave Gochenaur, Sr. Manager, Information Security, Ensono

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Alex Holden, Founder & CISO, Hold Security

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Brian Kobishop, Chief Security Officer, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.

Brian Kobishop is the Chief Security Officer for Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin. Brian is responsible for implementing computer, cyber, information and personnel security policy and controls that help Great Lakes obtain and keep business relationships with the US Department of Education, lenders and other business partners. Brian started his professional career as a Deputy Sheriff for Columbia County. After seven years in law enforcement he transitioned into the information technology field. Brian has worked at United Airlines as well as regional utility companies where he has held a variety of positions of increasing authority in the information/cyber security arena. Brian has more than 30 years of experience in security, the last 23 of which are with Great Lakes. Brian is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). 

Terry Kurzynski, Senior Partner, Halock Security Labs

Terry is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of HALOCK Security Labs. With a background in security, networking, application development, audit, project management, and consulting, Terry has a unique skill set in providing strategic advice to clients particularly in a time of crisis. Terry is a CISSP, CISA, QSA, and ISO 27001 Auditor with over 20 years of experience in IT and Security Consulting. He Graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Computer Science. Terry founded what is now HALOCK Security Labs in 1996.

Kenneth Townsend, Vice President, Information Security, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Kenneth Townsend is an information security officer with diverse information security experience across various enterprises in financial services, transportation, retail, oil and gas and marketing and entertainment.  Kenneth’s experience includes global IT architecture and operations, cyber strategy development and execution and advisory consulting.  He is currently the Assistant Vice President of information security supervision at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  In his current role, Kenneth creates a vision and executes strategies to help supervisory teams appropriately assess cyber risk a financial institutions.  Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Kenneth was a cybersecurity consultant where he has developed an executed IT and security strategies for numerous clients that cut across many verticals.  Kenneth experience and key focus areas includes, threat and vulnerability management, data protection, security architecture, network security, threat modeling, penetration testing and incident response planning.

Arlene Yetnikoff, Director, Information Security, DePaul University

Arlene Yetnikoff is the Director of Information Security for DePaul University. DePaul University is one of the ten largest private universities in the United States, offering numerous degrees in Computer Science and other fields, including a Masters in Computer, Information and Network Security and a Bachelor’s in Information Assurance and Security Engineering. Arlene has worked in Information Security for over twenty years both as a consultant, educator and hands-on practitioner. Arlene’s many years of consulting experience in the Technology Risk group of a major accounting firm allowed her to help clients of varied sizes in numerous industries assess and design their information protection architecture, policies and processes. Today, Arlene leads DePaul’s Information Security and Business Continuity initiatives. Arlene also teaches Information Security sessions at DePaul and in the University of Chicago’s Masters of Computer Science program. Arlene is a CISSP and a CISA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Computer Science, Telecommunications from DePaul University.