2016 DSS Summit Speakers

2016 Data Storage Security Summit Speakers

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant. He has over 35 years in the data storage industry with multiple engineering and management positions at high profile companies.

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which was published by Newnes Press. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com.

Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE (he is Director for IEEE Region 6 and active in the Consumer Electronics Society) and other professional organizations. Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference (www.storagevisions.com), a partner to the International Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org). He is the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit. He is a Senior member of the IEEE, Leader in the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils of Advisors and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV). For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications. go to www.tomcoughlin.com.

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Tony Cox, Chair SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum, Chair OASIS KMIP Technical Committee

Tony Cox is the Business Development, Strategy and Alliances Director at Cryptsoft with over a decade's experience in both the security and identity management fields. He has worked with both state and federal government departments on integration of security technology and public key infrastructure. He has experience in evaluation of multi-million dollar procurement contracts and in the establishment and operation of policy authorities for public key infrastructure for million-plus smartcard token rollouts. Tony is Chair of the SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum, Co-Chair of the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee and an active participant in the PKCS11 Technical Committees. He is also the Chair of the OASIS KMIP Interoperability Subcommittee, Interop Lead for the OASIS KMIP and PKCS11 RSA Conference showcase and has coordinated results gathering and presentation for multiple OASIS interoperability demonstrations as well as speaking on standards based encryption key management at various industry events.

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Eric Hibbard, Chair SNIA Security Technical Working Group, CTO Security and Privacy HDS

Eric Hibbard is Hitachi Data Systems' CTO for Security and Privacy where he is responsible for product security strategies and oversees the integration of security and privacy measures in products and services. Mr. Hibbard is a senior security professional with 30+ years of experience in enterprise-class ICT, working for government, academia, and industry. He is actively involved in a wide range of technologies and represents Hitachi and HDS in several standards development organizations (ISO/IEC, ITU-T, INCITS, and IEEE) and industry associations (SNIA, TCG, DMTF, IIC, and ISACA). He currently serves as the International Representative for INCITS/CS1 Cyber Security, Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) International Standardization Council, Chair of the IEEE Information Assurance Standards Committee (IASC), Co-Chair of the ABA Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence (EDDE) Committee, Co-Chair of the ABA IoT Committee, Vice Chair of the ABA Cloud Computing Committee, and Co-Chair of the SNIA Security TWG. In addition, he is currently the ISO Project Editor of the ISO/IEC 27050 (Electronic discovery) multi-part daft standard as well as served in an editorship role for the recently published ISO/IEC 20648:2016 (TLS for Storage), ISO/IEC 27040:2015 (Storage security) and Rec. ITU-T Y.3500 | ISO/IEC 17788:2014 (Cloud computing - Overview and vocabulary).

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Walt Hubis, Principal, Hubis Technical Associates

Walt is a storage architect and the owner of Hubis Technical Associates. He provides expertise related to storage interface and storage security standards organizations with a focus on protocols and software interfaces and how innovative and disruptive computer storage technologies impact these standards. Walt has over twenty-five years of experience in storage systems engineering in both development and managerial positions and has authored several key patents in RAID and other storage related technologies. He has served as the vice-chair of the SNIA SSSI Initiative, Chair of the Trusted Computing Group Key Management Services Subgroup, Chair of the IEEE SISWG P1619.3 Key Management subcommittee, and Secretary of the IEEE Security in Storage work group (SISWG). Walt is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Tim Hudson, CTO, Cryptsoft

Tim Hudson has been involved in the field of network and system security for more than 20 years. Tim Hudson is CTO and Technical Director at Cryptsoft based in Brisbane, Australia. He provides advice and guidance on security technology design and architecture. Cryptsoft is a foundational sponsor of the OASIS standards body and a core contributor to the Key Management Interoperability Protocol and PKCS11 Technical Committees and a voting member of the SNIA and the SSIF. Tim is also Co-Chair, SNIA Security Technical Work Group.

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Ashvin Kamaraju, VP Product Development, Vormetric, a Thales company

Ashvin Kamaraju leads product development at Vormetric, a Thales company. He is an experienced engineering leader with a proven track record in enterprise software development, product strategy, product management and business development. Prior to joining Vormetric, Kamaraju was vice president and general manager at Symantec where he led the development of a portfolio of emerging products in storage and was responsible for product development, product management and business development. Kamaraju also served as vice president of engineering for storage foundation products at VERITAS Software, where he led a large geographically distributed engineering organization developing file systems, volume managers, clustering and replication products. He has a MSCE and a Master's in Mathematics & Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati.

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Srinivasan Narayanamurthy, Member Technical Staff, NetApp

Srini works as a storage systems researcher with the Advanced Technology Group at NetApp. His areas of interest include security & privacy, applied cryptography, coding theory and distributed storage systems. He has a decade worth of experience in the industry split between NetApp and RSA Security after a PhD in computer security.

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Steve Pate, Chief Architect, HyTrust

Steve is HyTrust’s Chief Architect. Prior to HyTrust, Steve was co-founder and CTO of HighCloud Security (acquired by HyTrust in November 2013). He has more than 25 years of experience in designing, building, and delivering file system, operating system, and security technologies, with a proven history of converting market-changing ideas into enterprise-ready products. Before HighCloud Security, he built and led teams at ICL, SCO, VERITAS, Vormetric, and others. Steve has published two books on UNIX kernel internals and UNIX file systems, and has been published in numerous blogs and industry publications. He earned his bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Leeds in the UK.

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Thomas Rivera,Senior Technical Associate, Hitachi Data Systems

Thomas Rivera has over 30 years of experience in the storage industry, specializing in file services and data protection technology, and is a Senior Technical Associate, with Hitachi Data Systems. Thomas is also an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), as an elected member of the (SNIA) Board of Directors, and is co-chair of the Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee, as well as a member of the Security Technical Working Group, and the Analytics and Big Data Committee.

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Steven Teppler, Partner, Abbott Law Group

Steven W. Teppler is a partner at the Abbott Law Group, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida, and leads the firm’s electronic discovery and technology-related litigation practice. Steven is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University Law School, where he teaches Electronic Discovery and Information Governance. He is the co-chair of the Internet of Things Committee of the American Bar Association’s Science and Technology Section, past co-chair of the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association (2008-2015), chair of the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Electronic Discovery Committee, past chair of the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (2010-2011), a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, and a co-author of the ANSI X9F4 financial industry trusted timestamp standard. Steven is also past Chair of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial drafting input to the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. His most recent publications include: Testable Reliability: A Modernized Approach to Digital Evidence Admissibility (Ave Maria L. Rev., Fall 2014), and A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Florida Business Litigation Manual, 8th Edition (Spring 2014).

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Robert Thibadeau, Ph.D., Scientist and Entrepreneur, CMU, Bright Plaza

As Chief Scientist for Wave, Dr. Thibadeau serves as a principal advisor to the CEO on scientific matters, contributes to the long-term strategic vision of the company, and performs technical research. Dr. Thibadeau is responsible for identifying, recommending and developing new and innovative technologies that ultimately lead to competitive advantages in the marketplace through the company’s products and services. As Wave’s primary interface to the scientific community, he is often called upon to share his expertise at conferences and industry events, speaking on advancements in security, encryption and storage. Dr. Thibadeau is an active member of the American Bar Association’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee and co-authored the Data Breach and Encryption Handbook. Prior to joining Wave in February 2010, he was Chief Technologist at Seagate Technology, LLC. There he pioneered a new form of hardware-based encryption, known commercially as self-encrypting drives. Dr. Thibadeau was also the Chair of the Storage Workgroup in the Trusted Computing Group, and a founding director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Thibadeau holds a number of patents. Dr. Thibadeau holds degrees from Emory University and the University of Virginia.

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Steve Todd, EMC Fellow, EMC

Steve Todd is an EMC Fellow working for EMC’s Office of the CTO. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Steve is a prolific inventor in the high-tech industry, having filed over 250 patent applications with the USPTO. His inventions have earned billions of dollars in revenue for EMC. These inventions range from the creation of complex RAID algorithms in the 1980s to cloud-based products in recent years. His latest invention was named Most Innovative Storage Product of the Year by CRN.

Steve is currently EMC’s Vice President of Strategy and Innovation. He assists the CTO in the creation of a global technical strategy, and drives innovation around that strategy. Steve is a world-wide ambassador for innovation at EMC, recently speaking at events such as the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia, the Beijing Chamber of Commerce in China, and the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Center in Cairo, Egypt.

Steve is a published author of two books: Innovate with Influence and Innovate with Global Influence. He writes regularly on his own blog, the Information Playground, and is also a regular contributor to Innovation Excellence, where he was recently recognized as one of the Top Ten Innovation Bloggers in the industry. He can be followed on Twitter at @SteveTodd.

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Robert Wann, Founder, President & CEO, Enova Technology Corporation

Founded in April 2000, Enova Technology specializes in developing hardware based real-time full disk encryption and trusted computing technology in the form of an ASIC as well as system level solution. Enova's latest X-Wall MX+, a SATA-to-SATA real-time hardware cryptographic module ensures line speed data protection over Data-At-Rest (DAR) and Data-In-Transit (DIT) at SATA Gen 3 at 6Gbps without utilizing system resources such as CPU and Memory so to free up worries over upgrading CPU and memory (and thus free up worries over re-engineering and re-compiling software components). More, the same X-Wall MX+ has built-in essential cryptographic modules including RSA2048, DRBG, HMAC, CMAC, SHA256, AES ECB, CBC and XTS block ciphers to ensure not only real-time data encryption but also trusted relationship among all computing end points and servers. FIPS 140-2 level 2/3 is progressing.

Enova’s leading-edge hardware based encryption products address the increasing requirement for privacy and confidentiality, satisfying the growing demand for maximum security. While the technology is totally transparent to the end user and requires no user intervention, Enova’s solution ensures real-time system performance is maintained with zero performance degradation. Enova’s X-Wall Secure Product family ensures only authorized users are able to access protected information residing on client machines which guarantees maximum security and peace-of-mind for users in the event of system loss or theft.

The latest X-Wall MX+, a SATA-to-SATA real-time cryptographic ASIC, is capable of encrypting entire SATA drive at SATA generation 3 speed at 6Gb/sec using AES CBC, XTS and ECB mode of operation. The MX+ has further equipped with Opal 2.x and IEEE 1667 software/firmware components to convert any number of standard SATA disk drive and SSD to comply with Microsoft eDrive Specification. Enterprises can adopt the latest Enova eDrive solution efficiently with significant cost saving.

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Michael Willett, VP Marketing, Bright Plaza

Dr. Michael Willett received a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Air Force Academy (Top Secret clearance) and a Masters and PhD in mathematics from NC State University. After a career as a university professor of mathematics and computer science, Dr. Willett joined IBM as a design architect, moving into IBM's Cryptography Competency Center. Later, Dr. Willett joined Fiderus, a security and privacy consulting practice, subsequently accepting a position with Wave Systems. Recently, Dr. Willett was a Senior Director at Seagate Research, focusing on security functionality on hard drives, including self-encryption, related standardization, product rollout, patent development, and partner liaison. Currently, Dr. Willett serves as a consultant on the marketing of storage-based security. Dr. Willett also chaired the OASIS Privacy Management Reference Model Technical Committee (PMRM TC), which has developed an operational reference model for implementing privacy requirements. Recently, Dr. Willett worked with Samsung as a storage security strategist, helping to define their self-encryption strategy across Samsung’s portfolio of storage products. Currently, Dr. Willett is working with the Bright Plaza executive team to promote the Drive Trust Alliance, whose mission is to promote adoption of SEDs in the marketplace (www.drivetrust.com).

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