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The Evolving Role of CISOs; Protecting Customer Trust and Safety

Meet Our Speakers

Sounil Yu

Sounil Yu is currently the Chief AI Safety Officer at a cyber and AI startup company with 30+ years of security experience. He created the Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Triad, which are reshaping approaches to cybersecurity. He's a Board Member of the FAIR Institute; co-chairs Art into Science: A Conference on Defense; is a visiting fellow at GMU Scalia Law School's National Security Institute; teaches at Yeshiva University; and advises many startups. Sounil previously served as the CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures and Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America. Before Bank of America, he helped improve information security at several Fortune 100 companies and Federal Government agencies. Sounil has over 20 granted patents and was recognized as one of the most influential people in security in 2020 by Security Magazine, Influencer of the Year in 2021 by SC Awards, and a 2021 Top 10 CISO by Black Unicorn Awards. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Duke University.

Allison Miller

Allison Miller is Founder and Principal at Cartomancy Labs, an advisory firm that guides teams in innovating and solving problems anywhere that people, money, and technology mingle. With decades of experience at the intersection of cybersecurity, fraud, and abuse, Allison is known for implementing real-time risk prevention and detection systems running at internet-scale, with a proven track record of building and protecting customer-facing platforms and services (both B2C and B2B).

Prior to establishing Cartomancy Labs, Allison was the CISO and VP of Trust at Reddit where she led the cybersecurity, privacy, risk, and safety teams. She has also held technical and leadership roles in security, risk analytics, and payments/commerce at Bank of America, Google, Electronic Arts, Tagged/MeetMe, PayPal/eBay, and Visa International. Miller speaks internationally on security, fraud and risk, sits on the Faculty at IANS, and has been recognized by SC Media as a Power Player in IT Security.

Adrian Ludwig

Adrian Ludwig is currently the CISO for Tools For Humanity, a technology company built to ensure a more just economic system. TfH is building the core technologies to establish Worldcoin: a digital identity and financial network that will be owned by everyone, and that will provide universal access to a global economy regardless of borders or backgrounds in order to empower all of humanity.

Adrian is a strategic cyber-security executive with 20+ years of experience leading high-visibility, industry-changing (security) transformations. For the 5 years prior to joining Tools For Humanity, Adrian was the Chief Trust Officer and CISO for Atlassian helping accelerate it's transition from an on-premise software company into a leading SaaS provider. He also served as the the head of security for Android (at Google), Nest, Adobe Systems, and Macromedia build security into the foundational platforms that helped drive broad adoption of web and mobile applications. Adrian has also served on the governing board at the Open Source Software Foundation, and is a strategic advisor to numerous cyber security companies. Adrian has an MBA from the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.

Omar Khawaja

Omar Khawaja leads Databricks' Field Security practice globally, teaches at Carnegie Mellon’s CISO program, sits on the boards of HITRUST and FAIR Institute, spent 9 years as CISO of a $26B enterprise and is currently leading a team that developed an actionable AI security framework for 11,000 data+AI customers at Databricks.

Omar Khawaja is passionate about people, frameworks, and measurement. Omar is currently VP, Field CISO at Databricks where he gets to work with CISOs to help them securely shepherd their organizations’ data+AI journey. In the past, he was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of $26B Highmark Health as it grew annually by $1.5B for 9 years. Prior to Highmark Health, Omar was at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where he had product management and marketing responsibilities for their security solutions portfolio with customers in 72 countries.

Omar led the development of 15 frameworks and 8 measurement programs for cyber risk mitigation, focusing on AI security, culture change, and scalability, earning recognition from the Wall Street Journal, SANS, Forrester, and others. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, serves on the boards of HITRUST and The FAIR Institute, advises tech firms, and teaches at Carnegie Mellon's CISO program. His certifications include SAFe Agilist, CPHIMS, CISSP, CCSK, and FAIR Risk.