2019 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Daniel Ragsdale

Session Information

Panel: Securing the Defense Industrial Base
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is comprised of thousands of companies and relationships, with each company presenting a target to cyber adversaries. Rather than attacking the DoD directly, cyberterrorists instead attack the DIB, both large corporations and smaller, more specialized companies as they believe these companies to be less mature in their data protection. The strategy of cybercriminals is simple, yet effective: attack the presumably less cybersecurity mature companies and use this infiltration as a point of entry into the DIB. These infiltrations put the entire supply network at risk, and, subsequently, the United States’ national security. There is no shortage of examples of these intrusions, and the cyber threat continues to grow. Safeguarding our national security is paramount, and demands every threat be acknowledged, identified, addressed, and monitored. It is imperative to the continued success of the United States to effectively face these threats head on, but, a recognition of the highest risks must first be established.
Von Braun Center - South Hall | Main Stage
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Scott Campbell
Acquisition Analyst
Missile Defence Agency
Mr. Scott Campbell is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a retired Army Officer. He enlisted in the Army in 1981 and was commissioned in 1985 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Illinois State University.

His career included various assignments to Command and Staff positions in tactical units prior to his transition to the Acquisition Career Field in 1992. Mr. Campbell has over 25 years of Acquisition and Contracting experience with the Army and Missile Defense Agency. He served at multiple levels within the Acquisition community during his tenure. Mr. Campbell holds Master Degrees from Webster University, the Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Army War College.

In 2011 he retired from the Army after 29 years of service. He currently serves as an Acquisition Analyst for the Missile Defense Agency, specializing in the policy areas of Cybersecurity, Other Transaction Authority and Services Acquisition.
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Sean Piper
Intelligence Specialist
The Army Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO)
Sean Piper is a Government Lead and Intelligence Specialist at the Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO) located at Redstone Arsenal, AL. TSMO employs significant and unique capabilities and technologies to provide accurate, faithful, and validated Electronic Warfare and Cyberspace Operations representation in support of Army and Joint Test and Evaluation (T&E), experimentation, and training. The TSMO Red Team, specifically, is one of the ten CYBERCOM accredited Red Teams which portray full-spectrum cyber threats against DoD systems and commands to include physical and operation security (close-access operations).

Sean has worked for more than ten years in the intelligence community and has spent the past six years as a Red Team Operator and team lead. Prior to working for the U.S. Army, Sean worked as a defense contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton and the Millennium Corporation as well as serving as an Intelligence Analyst for the U.S. Air Force. Sean currently holds the following trade certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
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Jason Brown
Specialist Leader, Cyber Risk Services
Deloitte
Mr. Brown is a Specialist Leader within the Deloitte Cyber Risk Services practice where he leads the development of their Cyber Reconnaissance & Analytics capability and serves as a Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME). He has over 19 years of professional experience in program / project management, security engineering, defensive cyber operations, vulnerability management, and security policy & compliance. Mr. Brown is a recognized SME in Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and Cyber Analytics and bridges the communications gap between executive and engineering audiences. Prior to Deloitte, Jason served seven years as a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where he lead large scale federal cyber and network infrastructure teams with specific focus on Network Defense and Vulnerability Management. He led the development and enhancement of large-scale integrated security and DoD technology deployment initiatives that address multi-layered security from the endpoint to the infrastructure. Jason is a US Air Force veteran, having served five years as a Communications Officer supporting US Space Command, AF Space Command, NORAD, and the Combat Air Force Network Operations Center (CAFNOC) and is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
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Jamie Miller
Chief Executive Officer/President
Mission Multiplier
Mr. Miller is the founder and CEO of Mission Multiplier, a Huntsville-based, HUBZone-certified small business and Department-of-Defense recognized asset at the forefront of cybersecurity and information assurance innovation.
Mr. Miller possesses over 18 years’ experience, and is a proven thought leader that has developed innovative approaches and methodologies to solve problems in the areas of: cybersecurity – to include ISSO-as-a-Service, MARS Box, and MI:COP – which are changing the game for how organizations achieve cyber compliance at a reduced cost.

Mr. Miller was awarded the “2016 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” by Innovate Huntsville, and was nominated for the prestigious Russell G. Brown Award by the Huntsville Chamber in 2017, and was most recently a finalist as “Entrepreneur of the Year” as part of the 2018 Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Innovation Awards. Mr. Miller holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BA in International Studies from American University.
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Dr. Daniel Ragsdale Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Cyber
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E))
Dr. Daniel “Rags” Ragsdale is the Assistant Director, Cyber, in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Research & Technology). In that role, Dr. Ragsdale is responsible for coordinating cyber modernization efforts across the Department of Defense, with specific responsibility for the establishment of policies and for supervision over cyber modernization research and engineering, technology development, prototyping, experimentation, developmental testing, and transition activities. He is also responsible for making recommendations concerning the allocation of resources and alignment of efforts across the Department.


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