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ICIW 2011
17-18 March, Washington, DC, USA
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Dr. Julie Ryan
Julie currently teaches and directs research in Information Assurance at The George Washington University.  Prior to joining academia, she worked in various positions in industry and government.  Her degrees are from the US Air Force Academy, Eastern Michigan University, and The George Washington University.


Julie Ryan


Dr Edwin “Leigh” Armistead
Leigh is the Director of Business Development for Goldbelt Hawk LLC, the Programme Chair for the International Conference of Information Warfare and an Adjunct Lecturer for Edith Cowen University in Perth, Australia.  He has written nine books, 18 journal articles, presented 17 academic papers and served as a Chairman for 16 professional and academic conferences.  Formerly a Master Faculty at the Joint Forces Staff College, Leigh received his PhD from Edith Cowan University with an emphasis on Information Operations.  He also serves as a Co-Editor for the Journal of International Warfare, and the Editorial Review Board for European Conference on Information Warfare. 

Leigh Armistead


Mathew “Pete” Peterson
Mathew has served in a variety of positions within US government agencies since 1989, to include 13 years on active duty in the U.S. Army.  He has experience in a wide range of domains, including information assurance/information protection, research, development & acquisition (RDA)/research & technology protection (RTP), cyber analysis issues, critical infrastructure protection, and threat analysis.  He currently serves as Cyber Analysis Division Chief within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, while working towards completion of his dissertation in the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program at George Washington University’s Virginia Campus.

“Pete” Peterson


Matthew A. Stern
Matt is the director of cyber accounts for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.  He also provides subject matter expertise in cyber space operations to the company and its customers.  Stern also represents the company on several boards and advisory groups providing thought leadership to the cyber security community. He spent 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility in the U.S. Army culminating with command of 2nd Battalion, 1st Information Operations Command and the Army Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT).  This is the first unit in U.S. Army history dedicated to cyberspace operations.

Stern is an established expert on information technology, network security, information operations and special information operations.   He is also a recognized visionary regarding the military conduct of cyberspace operations.  He has developed his knowledge and expertise through practical experience leading his command, the U.S. military data communication services in Iraq, support to the technical architecture of the U.S. Army’s digitized Armored Corps, and the systems integration for the Land Information Warfare Activity Information Dominance Center.  Stern is also a decorated combat veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD /STORM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Matt holds a Masters degree in Information Systems and Computer Resource Management from Webster University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.


Prof Kevin M. Gleason
Kevin has over 30 years of experience combining computers and education. A long-time student of computer hacks and information breaches his lectures introduced disaster recovery analysis and preparation. An author of technical textbooks and a 2001 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Research Fellow at the NASA—Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. In the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, was the principle investigator of ‘psycho-metrics’ (a method of identifying the author through written text). Since 2002 serves on the programme committee for ECIW and ICIW conferences, he is currently semi-retired working as an adjunct professor to several colleges and a consultant to business in the Greater Boston Massachusetts area.

Kevin M. Gleason


Stilianos Vidalis
Stilianos received his PhD in Threat Assessment in July 2004. He joined the Newport Business School in 2006 where he is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer. He is the Head of the Information Operations Research Group. He is the program leader for the BSc Computer Forensics, and BSc Information Security. He is a member of the BCS South Wales Committee, a member of the E-Crime Wales Steering Group and a member of the Military Educational Committee for the Welsh OTC. Dr. Vidalis is lecturing in the subjects of information security and digital forensics and more particularly modules such as penetration testing, digital evidence, security management, network security, computer forensic investigations and e-crime. His research interests are in the areas of Information Security, Information Operations, Digital Forensics, Threat and Risk Assessment, and Effective Computer Defense Mechanisms


Stilianos Vidalis


Tanya Zlateva
Tanya received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany, and postdoctoral training at the Harvard-MIT Division for Health Sciences and Technology. Her research interests are in application level security, visual recognition and biometrics, distributed computing, and the use of information technologies in education. She currently serves as director of Boston University's Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security.

Tanya Zlateva


Virginia A. Greiman
Virginia has more than 20 years of experience in public policy, international law, legal reform, infrastructure management and mega project finance.  She presently serves as Assistant Professor at Boston University and she formerly served with the U.S. Department of Justice and has worked on development projects  for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State in Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and Asia.


Virginia Greiman


Prof. Dr. Leonard Kabeya Mukeba Yakasham

Leonard is an Associate Professor at  ESU/ISTA-Kin and Graduate School of National  Pedagogic University of Ngaliema-RD Congo. In 2007-8 he was a Visiting Professor at ISEA-Busogo, and at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology  Republic of Rwanda financed by Belgium- Organisation International of Migration “OIM” MIDA Program. Léonard has many years in Manufacturing, mechanical engineering and production with GENERAL MOTORS for production CKD Automotive vehicles (1985-1991) and was a Factory Manager of CRPD ( Research Center of Army Problem) during  1999-2001. He specializes in Conception  and Evaluation the development project by  Science & technology : Industries, Education, Information, Environment, Culture &  Mentality. Léonard holds a Ph.D from the University of Liege, Belgium 2007, DES University of Kinshasa, RD Congo, 2003, Master Paris School  France, 1984, B.Eng. National University of Zaïre ISTA-Kin, 1981.

Léonard Yakasham


Dr. Michael R. Grimaila

Michael is an associate professor and a member of the Center for Cyberspace Research at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, USA.  He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and holds NSA IAM/IEM certifications.  He teaches and conducts research in the areas of information assurance, information warfare, and information operations.  Dr. Grimaila serves as an Editorial Board member of the Information System Security Association (ISSA) Journal and has served on the DoD/NII IA Best Practices and Metrics Working Groups.  He is a member of the ACM, IRMA, ISACA, ISC2, ISSA, ISSEA, and is a senior member of the IEEE. Michael holds a BS, Electrical Engineering; MS, Electrical Engineering; and PhD, Computer Engineering, all from Texas A&M University, USA

Michael Grimaila


Renier van Heerden

is a senior researcher at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa in the field of Information Warfare. Prior to joining the CSIR he worked as a software engineer in advanced optics applications for South African based Denel Optronics and as a Lecturer at the University of Pretoria.

Renier obtained a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.


Renier van Heerden


Dr William Mahoney

William (Bill) Mahoney received his B.A. and B.S. degrees from Southern Illinois University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska. He is a Research Fellow and Graduate Faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Peter Kiewit Institute. His primary research interests include compilers, hardware and instruction set design, and VLSI. Prior to the Kiewit Institute Dr. Mahoney worked for 20+ years in the computer design industry, specifically in the areas of embedded computing and real-time operating systems. During this time he was also on the part time faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  His outside interests include bicycling, photography, and more bicycling.

Bill Mahoney








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