Biographies of TALK Cybersecurity Speakers
Klint Walker is the appointed Cyber Security Advisor for Region IV at the Department of Homeland Security which covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With 17 years of Cyber Security experience in both the government and private sector, Walker provides expertise to assist critical infrastructure owners and operators to improve their cyber security posture. Additionally, he provides support and guidance for state, local, territorial and tribal government cyber security programs.
Walker has previously held positions as an Information Systems Security Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services and Chief Information Security Officer for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).
Dr. John Naber is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville. He is also the founder and chief operating officer of True Secure Scada. Dr. Naber’s research over the past 15 years has primarily involved developing custom analog and digital circuits to meet the needs of advanced implantable biomedical sensing systems as well as integrated Lab-On-a-Chip (LOC) systems. His work has focused on developing implantable sensing systems based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). This work – in conjunction with a multi-discipline team of engineers, scientists and doctors – comprises over $6.5M in funding from the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, NIH, NSF and private equity.
Dawn Marie Yankeelov is president of US-based ASPectx specializing in business strategy, competitive intelligence, marketing, and public relations for growth technology companies, and technology-driven corporations. As a marketing and public relations practitioner for 30+ years, she has counseled many companies and organizations on their marketing needs and executed effective campaigns in targeted, select markets–using internet tools and traditional methodologies.
Aspectx has added advocacy and public policy work in DC to its list of service areas in recent years. As executive director of the area tech council for Kentucky called TALK (Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky), Yankeelov has worked closely with federal agencies involved in the topic of cybersecurity planning and cyber education methodologies, include NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology), and the NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) Framework. Yankeelov championed the adoption of federal cyber education curricula for K-12 for the state of Kentucky which was implemented a rollout this year inside JCPS and will continue next year for state school districts.
She is active in CompTIA, the largest US IT trade association, as well TECNA (Tech Councils of America). She also contributed to the American Bar Association’s Emerging Businesses Series for 2005 and 2010, handbooks for companies in growth sectors, and has written for a number of publications including Electronic House, TechRepublic, MedCity News, and the Lane Report.
Phil Bond is one of America’s most honored technology policy experts and leader of the firm that bears his name as well as the leader of CyberUSA.
A former US Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, his 25-plus year career in Washington has included numerous citations for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the US.
Bond has been accorded numerous accolades during his 25-plus years in Washington, DC, including:
• Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Federal Computer Week of the most influential people in government technology;
• Named one of the Top 50 Tech Leaders of 2003 by Scientific American magazine for his policy leadership around nanotechnology;
• Elected Deputy Chair of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a federation of more than 70 national technology associations around the world;
• Named a Tech Titan in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual listing of tech leaders;
• Recognized by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, as one of The Fabulous Fifty, a listing of the most powerful staff in Congress
Earlier in his career, Bond served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest online career site, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions.
From 2001 to 2005, Bond was Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology and, from 2002-2003, served concurrently as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans. In his dual role, Bond worked closely with Secretary Evans to increase market access for U.S. goods and services and further advance America’s technological leadership at home and around the world. He oversaw the operations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Office of Technology Policy, and the National Technical Information Service. During his tenure, the Technology Administration was the pre-eminent portal between the federal government and the U.S. technology industry.
Bond joined the Administration from the private sector, where he served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company, and previously as Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.
From 1993 to 1998, Bond served as Chief of Staff to the late Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA). He was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs from 1992 to 1993. Earlier, Bond was Chief of Staff and Rules Committee Associate for Congressman Bob McEwen (R-OH) from 1990 to 1992. From 1987 to 1990, he served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.
Jay Rollins is the CloudNexus CEO and founder, He has held several positions in senior IT executive management throughout his career. He specializes in system re-organization and building scalable architectures that enable IT organizations to focus more on strategic projects rather than fighting fires. In the top IT role at Churchill Downs Incorporated, Jay consolidated four IT departments into one, implemented new CRM capabilities, wireless wagering and other strategic projects for the company. He performed similar duties in the top IT role at Trilogy Health Services in Louisville, KY, and Expound, LLC, an Intel New Business Venture in Bedford, MA.
Originally from the Boston, MA area, Rollins moved to Louisville, KY in 2004 and lives in Louisville, KY with his three children. Rollins holds a BS in Management from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Bentley University in Waltham, MA.
Da-Wyone Haynes is a key cybersecurity engineer at Aegon Global Technology Operations – Product Owner SIEM. He is an experienced Security Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. He is known as a strong information technology professional skilled in Visio, SQL, Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, and ITIL.
Lindsay Graves is a senior attorney in the Electronic Data Discovery (“EDD”) Group of Frost Brown Todd, LLC. She has worked with clients in the investigation of both internal and external/international data misappropriation incidents.
Alison Howard is a senior attorney in the Electronic Data Discovery (“EDD”) Group of Frost Brown Todd, LLC. Her experience in the group includes research, analysis and drafting for privacy policies and practices applicable to financial, insurance, land title and retail consumer businesses.
David J. Carter, Chief Information Security Officer, has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky in several roles since he joined State Government in 1989. Initially, David was employed as a Child Support Enforcement Specialist with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHR at the time), while attending classes at Cumberland College and Kentucky State University in pre-engineering programs. In 1997 he decided to pursue a new career path in information technology, joining a Frankfort based firm that supported 700 clients located across the United States including many Fortune 1000 companies. After 10 years in the private sector developing skills and knowledge across a wide range of technologies, David returned to State Government in 2007 as the Team Lead in the COT Security Office prior to being promoted to Branch Manager. In 2013 David was appointed as the Deputy Information Security Officer for COT. The Chief Information Security Office is responsible for IT security functions.