Amy Apostol
Amy Apostol
Special Counsel to the National Background Investigations Bureau
Amy Waller Apostol was invited to join the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as
Special Counsel in late summer of 2015 following the discovery of the breach of
personnel and background investigation records data. She served as part of the senior
management team that coordinated the incident response, notification, and remediation
efforts, and as the lead staff attorney at OPM defending the agency in the consolidated
class action cybersecurity litigation in federal court.

Concurrent with her work on cybersecurity issues, Amy served as the legal advisor to a
transition team of senior federal employees charged with creating a new background
investigations bureau. She was subsequently selected to serve as Special Counsel for the
National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) and continues to provide support on
many complex matters, including data privacy implications of the vast amounts of
records held and the need to responsibly share them for business purposes. Amy
evaluates the legal efficacy of policies, standards, and work products related to the
Bureau’s core business functions, and assists in identifying, developing and
implementing compliance and risk management strategies.

She also supports development of stakeholder communications and the alignment of policies and business
processes within the Bureau as well as across the federal government.

Before arriving at OPM, Amy served for over four years as an Associate Deputy General
Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense where she worked on federal court litigation
impacting the department, supported administrative processes as a legal advisor and
member of an interagency team, and participated in the development of sustainable

Thomas Barnard
Thomas Barnard
Share older and Attorney at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz
Mr. Barnard is a Shareholder at the Baltimore office law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz. He represents clients in government investigations and litigation, including qui tams under the False Claims Act and related administrative proceedings. He also advises clients with regard to government contracts, cybersecurity, and investigations of alleged procurement fraud. Tom is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the University of Arizona, served 21 years in the Army and Maryland National Guard, and spent 8 years as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Micah Batchelder
Micah Batchelder
Federal Lead for Cybersecurity Incident Response
A quick study in all things IT related, paired with a dedication to his ambitions, Micah has experienced a rapid rise to the top in his cybersecurity career, becoming a voice for leadership during cybersecurity incidents. With a Master’s of Science in Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Micah has led security teams to immense success in the protection of nationwide healthcare information systems.

Ethan Burger
Ethan Burger
Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Due Diligence, International Financial Crime, Russian Affairs, & Ethics/Prof. Responsibility
Ethan S. Burger is a Washington-based international attorney and academic who specializes in cybersecurity, lawyer professional responsibility, and transnational financial crime matters. After working more than a decade on Russian trade and investment projects, he has taught law and public policy courses at universities in the U.S., Australia, and, most recently, about cybersecurity at Vilnius University on a Fulbright Foundation grant. He has served as a consultant and expert witness on a wide range of issues including governmental corruption, legal malpractice, and Russian money-laundering.

He has more than 60 publications and given presentations on a wide-range of topics including corruption in the public sector, corporate governance, and Russian political developments at numerous events, including those of the American Bar Association, Association of Professional Responsibility, Australian Federal Police, Harvard University's Davis Center, International Bar Association, International Monetary Fund, ISACA, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Moscow Institute of State & Law, and University of Toronto's Center for Criminology.

Neil Carmichael
Neil Carmichael
Insider Threat Program Manager
Mr. Neil C. Carmichael, Jr. is currently the National Archives and Records Administration‘s
Insider Threat Program Manger. As the Insider Threat Program Manager, Neil formulates policy,
best practices, and procedures on mitigating the loss of classified or sensitive information as
required by Executive Order 13587. He works in concert with representatives from information
assurance and security to ensure that the National Archives provides the appropriate protective
measures on valued assets and information Neil has a wealth of experience through his past work
at the Information Security Oversight Office where he was immersed in practices related to
national security information with federal agencies to include the White House, Department of
State, Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community. Neil’s most recent position was
in the National Declassification Center where he served as the Director of the Indexing and
Declassification Review Division. While in the NDC, Neil represented both NARA internal
partners and external partners in NATO-related matters to include attending annual NATO
Archives Committee meetings and had led several NATO Archival working groups with our
Allies on the streamlining of NATO’s Public Disclosure Program. Before coming to the National
Archives and Records Administration, Neil served in the United States Army and worked at the
Department of State. Mr. Carmichael holds a B.A. degree in History from the University College
University of Maryland.

Mr. Joseph Carter has been a leading authority in the IT and cyber intelligence sector for more than 15 years, and today serves as Chief Executive Officer of the leading and award winning R&K Cyber Solutions LLC and Founder & Chairman of Lenvio Inc. Applying cyber solutions that maximize security in the digital era, Mr. Carter understands better than most the challenges required for eliminating unsafe cyber situations in the public, private or governmental sector.

With an unwavering commitment to his client’s security and Information, Mr. Carter is well known for designing, developing and implementing cyber security solutions thus applying a powerful combination of technical qualifications coupled with project management and quality improvement skills. Having spearheaded countless projects specifically within the DoD and Federal Government in addition to successfully supporting critical missions for the United States Navy while serving as an Operations Specialist, he maintains a solid track record for directing and managing product installations and system improvements, earning him a reputation for dependably steering clients in the right direction. Meeting a diversity of needs for clients both public and private, he achieves bottom line results in advanced technology and business solutions taking into account Business Intelligence.

Adding to his long line of credits, Mr. Carter received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Strayer University. He also earned an array of certifications that have greatly enhanced his expertise and credibility such as the CIO certificate for the Carnegie Mellon University Chief Information Officer Institute. Through dynamic leadership and exceptional decision-making efforts, Joseph Carter consistently demonstrates knowledge and attention to detail in every cyber solution project, instilling confidence at every turn. Balancing security requirements with business imperatives, he remains steadfast in his adherence to the highest standards of his industry.

Mr. Carter directs his passion for assisting the community tackle todays cyber problems through both innovation and public service. Mr. Carter currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Workforce Development and Serves as an Industry Advisor to both the Bowie State University Computer Science Board and Dept. of Education for the State of Virginia. Understanding that our most precious recourse is human capital and not technology Mr. Carter understands that improvements in the Cyber workforce and bridging the gap between academia and industry is a problem that requires all of our support.

Christopher Chrislip
Christopher Chrislip
Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans & Policy, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ Commander, TENTH Fleet
Captain Chrislip a native of Newton, North Carolina, graduated from North Carolina State
University in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering in 1990. He was
commissioned via NROTC as Special Duty (Cryptology).

He served in Naval Security Group Activity, Misawa, Japan as the Search and Development
Division Officer, Joint Operations Watch Officer, and Direct Support Element Division Officer in
submarines and USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19). Captain Chrislip then attended Naval Postgraduate
School, Monterey, California. He graduated in 1995 with a Master of Science degree in Computer

He served in Naval Security Group Activity, Pensacola, Florida as the HFDF Software
Support Division Officer, and as Information Warfare-Protect Department Head. He established
Commander, Naval Security Group’s first Information Warfare Operations Center for Computer
Network Defense. In 1998, he was awarded the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics
Association International Copernicus Award for individual contributions to Information Warfare.
Captain Chrislip was then assigned to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) in Bremerton,
Washington as the Ship’s Signals Exploitation System Division Officer and Officer of the Deck

In 2001, he was assigned to the Naval Information Warfare Activity (NIWA), Washington,
DC as the Development Support Division Officer, the Assistant Intelligence Department Head, and
Operations Department Head. There he provided specialized Information Operations systems and
support to for theater Commanders’ Special Technical Operations.
Following NIWA, Captain Chrislip was assigned to Chief of Naval Operations staff (N20) at
the Pentagon where he served as the Joint Military Intelligence Programs / Tactical Intelligence and
Related Activities (JMIP/TIARA) Programs Manager. Captain Chrislip led Navy’s efforts to
streamline JMIP /TIARA into a new DoD-wide Major Force Program for military intelligence (MIP).

In 2006, Captain Chrislip was assigned as Deputy Information Warfare Commander, Carrier
Strike Group ELEVEN in USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), where he exercised tactical control of fleet
Information Warfare systems and aircraft in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi
Freedom during two Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf Deployments. Captain Chrislip commanded Navy Information Operations Command Sugar Grove, West Virginia from August 2008 to September 2010 where he served as both Installation Commander and
National Intelligence Site Commander. He then reported to Chief of Naval Operations N2/N6 in
October 2010 where he served as Director, Intelligence Community Integration representing Naval
Intelligence Policy, Strategy, and interests to the more than 17 Joint and national intelligence agencies
on a multitude of issues impacting the U.S. Navy.

As the U.S. Navy’s voting member on both the National Geo-spatial Intelligence Committee, and the National Signals Intelligence Committee he guarded U.S. Navy and Naval Intelligence equities while leveraging national capabilities.
Captain Chrislip served on the Joint Staff, J39 from September 2011 to October 2012 as
Deputy Chief of Cyber Operations. While with J39 he led joint efforts to streamline cyber response in
defense of the nation and was the key lead for cyber inclusion in the Chairman’s Emergency Action

In 2012, he reported to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence in October
2012 as Director of the Special Technical and Cyber Operations Division where he helped craft
Presidential Policy Directives establishing new guidelines for SIGINT and Cyber in the wake of
media disclosures. In 2014 Captain Chrislip reported to NSA as Deputy National Cryptologic
Representative, Defense at the Pentagon. In July 2016, he assumed his present role as Assistant Chief
of Staff, Plans & Policy, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ Commander, TENTH Fleet at Ft George G.
Meade, MD.

Captain Chrislip and wife Jennifer have two sons Wyatt and Benjamin

DeWayne Duff
Special Agent, Computer Crime Investigator
Special Agent DeWayne Duff currently serves as the senior Digital Forensic Consultant (DFC) of the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he conducts comprehensive computer and network forensic examinations in support of criminal, counterintelligence and security investigations.

DeWayne initially ventured into the world of computer forensics as an additional duty while serving in South Korea in 1994. During a security related consultation with administrators of a base email server, DeWayne was inadvertently responsible for the first login banner on USAF networks (see US v. Monroe). After this landmark case, contributing to the beginning of login banners across the military and civilian world, he was recruited as a full time Computer Crime Investigator (CCI) in 1998, where he was selected to serve as AFOSI's first imbedded liaison officer with the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT).

DeWayne spent several years heavily engaged in network forensics and incident response, and was selected for additional assignments, eventually retiring from active duty and returning as a civilian Special Agent. His 33 year career (to date) spans duties ranging from conducting investigations, to supervising, training, mentoring and recruiting Special Agents, providing strategic guidance and operational oversight to cyber agents across the country and in Europe and Asia.

When not involved in forensicating, DeWayne's interests include guitar, PC-based gaming, shooting, hunting, writing, and administering "Learning Korean!", a FaceBook group with over 50k members.

Kristina Francis
Kristina Francis
Kristina Francis is President of EsteemLogic Inc, an IT consultancy and advisory firm that implements sustainable scalable solutions to ensure organizations optimize engagement with its people, their customers and the communities they serve. Kristina is dedicated to hiring, training, employing, and empowering more women, people of color and under-resourced communities in technical and cyber skills. Prior to launching EsteemLogic, Kristina spent nearly 20 years successfully delivering IT Solutions to government agencies. Most recently, she served as Principal/Director with Booz Allen Hamilton in the Defense and Intelligence Group focused on Engineering and Systems Delivery. In this role, Kristina led and managed teams as they applied the use of IT as a key transformation enabler to help clients revamp strategic plans, realign their business processes, and deploy innovative, integrated and secure business systems and applications. She holds a M.S in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University and a B.A in Psychology from Georgetown University. In her spare time, she coaches elementary school basketball, serves as an advisory board member for a Community Development Financial Institute, serves as a member of Women in Technology, and attends FIRST Robotics competitions.

Bryant Glando
Bryant Glando
COL Retired
Bryant D. Glando is currently a Senior Cyberspace Security Strategist at Athena Technology
Group, Inc.
Colonel Glando is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Computer Science. He also holds a
Masters degree in Information Management from the University of Maryland and a Masters
degree in Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University.

His military education includes Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Lance Missile Basic Course,
Military Intelligence Transition Course, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Systems
Automation Course, Joint Network Attack Course, Command & General Staff College, and
Senior Staff College.

His awards and decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star, Defense
Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 silver oak leaf cluster, Joint Service
Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement
medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Army Superior Unit Award with 1 oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct
Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional
Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon with bronze 2, NATO Medal,
Airborne Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

His assignments include Forward Observer, 82nd Airborne Division; Battalion Training Officer,
84th Infantry Division; Platoon Leader and S-4, 3/32 Field Artillery Battalion; Deputy G-2, V
Corps Artillery; Divarty S-2, 24th Infantry Division (Mech); Battalion Training Officer, 124th
Military Intelligence Battalion; Battalion Maintenance Officer and Commander, Charlie
Company, 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion; Regional System Manager, Allied Forces North,
NATO; Chief Automation Officer, Stabilization Forces, Bosnia; S-3 and Chief of Cyber
Intelligence, Computer Network Operations Division, Land Information Warfare Activity;
Knowledge Management Officer, Combined Forces Command, Afghanistan; Chief, Quiet
Storm/Titan Rain Task Force and S-3, 2d Battalion, 1st Information Operation Command; Chief,
Computer Network Operations, Headquarters Department of the Army, G-3/5/7; Cdr, 2d Bn, 1st
IO Cmd, and Deputy Director, Army Cyber Command/2d Army, Proponent; Chief, J3 FUOPS,
USCYBERCOM, Regional and Interagency Division; Chief of the Joint Cyber Mission
Coordination Cell, J3 FUOPS, USCYBERCOM.

He is a published author: Cyberspace Warfare: “A New DoD Core Mission Area”
He is married with two sons.

Steven Hernandez
Steven Hernandez
Chief Information Security Officer
Steven Hernandez, MBA, CISSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CAP, CISA, HCISPP is the Chief Information Security Officer,
Director of Information Assurance for the Office of Inspector General at the US Department of Health and
Human Services. Hernandez has over nineteen years of progressive information assurance experience in
industries including international heavy manufacturing, global finance, higher education, and federal
Government agencies. Prior to Joining the HHS Inspector General’s office, he held senior information
assurance positions at the US Department of Education, the United States Department of Agriculture, and
at a National Security Administration Center of Academic Excellence Research Institution. Steven is
affiliate faculty at the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center located at Idaho
State University and an Honorary Professor at California State University San Bernardino. He lectures and
presents on numerous information assurance topics including risk management, information security
investment, and the implications of privacy decisions to a broad spectrum of government, industry,
graduate and post-graduate audiences. Steven is a member of (ISC)2's Board of Directors and
also volunteers service to (ISC)2's Government Advisory Board and Executive Writers Bureau.

Jeff Kosseff
Jeff Kosseff
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law
Jeff Kosseff is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law at the United States Naval Academy. He practiced cybersecurity and privacy law at Covington & Burling, and clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Kosseff is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Michigan. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a journalist for The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

Hillary Lewis, JD, MBA, CISSP, CIPP/G, PMP
Hillary Lewis, JD, MBA, CISSP, CIPP/G, PMP
George Washington University Healthcare MBA Adjunct Professor
Hillary's current role involves managing privacy and security risk for Freddie Mac. She is also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University. Previous work includes managing privacy and security risk for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General IT infrastructure; development of policy recommendations for NATO cyber defense strategy, gap analysis of enterprise and system-specific data management plans, and grant funded research on mobile and telehealth applications. As an adjunct professor in the GWU Healthcare MBA she provides healthcare professionals with skills and know-how to manage data as an important enterprise asset and to cope with the risks and opportunities presented by an increasingly interconnected workplace.

Servio Medina
Servio Medina
Policy Branch Chief (acting), Cyber Security Division at Health Information Technology (J-6)
Servio Medina currently serves as the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Cyber Security Policy Branch Chief where his current work focus includes harmonization of policy objectives for Army, Navy and Air Force medical commands migrating to the DHA and the new Medical Community of Interest (Med COI). His tack is to communicate, clarify, and, only if really needed, create cybersecurity policy.

Servio's tenure in the Military Health System began in 2003, which has focused primarily on cybersecurity and HIPAA Security. Prior to joining the DHA as a Federal employee, he worked as a cybersecurity policy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton for 12 years. Earlier, Servio adjunct lectured mathematics at the University of Florida (at which he earned a Masters in Mathematics), and then taught the same at Stetson University in Deland Florida as a member of the faculty. In 2001 he was awarded a Hand Course Development Grant at Stetson University: "Introduction to Cryptology" with Dr. Hari Pulapaka, who continues to teach
and improve the course today. Servio continues to innovate ways to make cybersecurity awareness contagious, and remains a recovering educator with 10 years teaching mathematics. Other interests include Cycling, Ultimate Frisbee, Japanese, and keeping up with his three kids and wife.

Linda V. Priebe
Linda V. Priebe
Linda Priebe is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for European Law (CIPP/E). She joined Culhane Meadows directly from her role as Deputy General Counsel and Ethics Official at the White House Office of Drug Policy (ONDCP) from 1999-2013. At ONDCP she provided legal advice and counsel regarding social and digital media, and website content and functionality including pre-publication review for privacy, informed consent, intellectual property, copyright, trademark, endorsements and disclaimers. She drafted and performed legal review of social media policies, procedures and practices regarding privacy; consent mechanisms for adults and youth; public comment monitoring; review and take down policies and procedures; and records retention. Linda also managed due diligence regarding suppliers; service providers; manufacturers; media contractors; and third-party partners. She designed and presented social media training to all White House Drug Policy spokespersons, officials and employees. While at ONDCP, she was also counsel in a dozen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

At Culhane Meadows, Linda assists telecom communications companies, Internet and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers, digital and social media advertising and marketing firms, software and mobile application developers, Internet retailers, employers, and global businesses in complying with US and EU laws governing data privacy and security and use of social media in business and the workplace.

Joshua Rosales PhD
Joshua Rosales PhD
Director of Infrastructure
Dr. Rosales is a well-respected and dedicated Cloud and Information Technology executive, credited with career progression that defines excellence and performance as Director of Infrastructure for Howard University with over 19 years of experience in the field. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor for University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Dr. Rosales provides Cybersecurity professionals with critical skills in Cybersecurity and Technology, Cybersecurity Management and Policy, Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations, and Information Assurance and Operations graduate classes. Previous roles include head of Global IT Services where he has directed large, complex projects through development, deployment, and support of globally-distributed software, and architecture. This also includes the management of various world-wide teams to include hiring, retention, and professional development with geographically dispersed staff. Dr. Rosales’ strength is reflected through clear communication and strong collaborative leadership with all members and levels of his organization.

Charissa Rotundo, CISSP
Charissa Rotundo, CISSP
Information Security Specialist
Charissa Rotundo is a cybersecurity / information security specialist, and retiring US Air Force service
member with 22+ years of cyber related experience. Most recently, she has served as an inspector and
cybersecurity subject matter with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Office on Inspector
General. As a cyber inspector, she has led inspections covering information system security,
configuration management, datacenter deployment and maintenance, and industrial control systems
(ICS) / supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Prior to the NRO, she worked as a Cyberspace Strategist with the 624th Operations Center at Lackland AFB, where she was responsible for authoring the Air Force’s Cyber Operations Plan, the biannual overarching strategy for the Air Force’s
enterprise networks. Her further cyber experience includes technical instruction, event management, information assurance, and helpdesk.

Charissa holds a COMPTIA Security+ certification, and CISSP certification. She is a 2015 NRO Director’s Circle Award winner, and the 2016 NRO/OIG Employee of the Year recipient.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems, Information Assurance from Liberty

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA
Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA
Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships
Suzanne has served as CDRH’s Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures (EMCM) and in this capacity has been responsible for preparedness and incident response to all public health concerns involving or impacting medical devices, including cybersecurity of medical devices and their networked systems.

Suzanne’s programmatic efforts in medical device cybersecurity have since evolved beyond response to include increasing awareness, educating, outreach, partnering and coalition-building within the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HPH) as well as fostering collaborations across other parts of government and the private sector.

Suzanne chairs the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the Agency. She also serves as co-chair of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the HPH Critical Infrastructure Sector, focusing on the sector’s healthcare cybersecurity initiatives.

Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York in 1988, trained in General Surgery and Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2012, and completed Cohort X of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education in June 2013.

Matthew Shabat
Matthew Shabat
Deputy Chief of Staff
Since starting at the Department of Homeland Security in 2008, Matt has served as a policy analyst and then the Deputy Chief of Staff for the National Cyber Security Division. Subsequently, he became the Director of Performance Management within the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. In that role, he contributes to strategic planning, over-sees associated program performance and provides business process analysis support across the organization. Active projects include analyzing the costs of a cyber incident and leadership of the Department’s involvement in an ongoing cyber insurance and risk management data repository dialogue.

Earlier this year, he led DHS’s development of guidance and procedures required by Title I of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. In 2013, he co-led the joint interagency-private sector working group that developed performance goals for the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework and contributed perspectives during the Framework’s evolution.

Matt graduated from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a M.A. in Security Policy Studies. While pursuing his Masters, Matt was a Research Fellow with the Project on National Security Reform where he served as the Deputy to the project’s Structure Working Group Leader and a member of the Core Study Team. His research included the study of interagency problems relating to lines of authority and the division of labor at and across the national, regional, country team, state and local and multilateral levels of national security engagement.

Prior to returning to graduate school, Matt practiced corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law with Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago. His representations included clients in the financial, energy, food product, insurance and heavy industry sectors. Matt earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and he received his B.A. from Stanford University.

Jane  Wells  (Moderator)
Jane Wells (Moderator)
CNBC Special Correspondent
Jane Wells develops features, special reports and series for CNBC and Based in Los Angeles, she also contributes to CNBC's breaking news coverage.

Wells assumed her current role after more than 20 years as a CNBC reporter. Most recently, she covered retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas for the network. Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." During her career at the network, Wells also served as a senior correspondent for CNBC's "Upfront Tonight."

Prior to joining CNBC, she was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC's flagship television station, WNBC, in New York. Her television news career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and KOB, Albuquerque. She has also contributed international reports for CNN.

Wells has received numerous honors for her work, including a 1992 Peabody Award and duPont Award for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. That same year, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting. She also has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting; three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting; and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting.

Wells holds bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors.

Lucia  Ziobro
Lucia Ziobro
Lucia M. Ziobro is an Inspector at the Inspection Division. She was the Section Chief over Cyber Operational Engagement, where she is charged with leading FBI engagement initiatives with private sector companies, other government agencies, and critical infrastructure in the realm of both national security and criminal based cyber threats. In this role, Ms. Ziobro is the senior executive leading several teams responsible for the FBI’s mission to protect and partner with private industry. This is achieved through several lines of effort: providing advanced intelligence about cyber threats derived from the FBI’s investigative activity, establishing partnerships to pursue and defeat cyber threat actors, and managing programs designed to empower field level cyber investigators to have productive private industry partnerships. Ms. Ziobro also manages the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, an online platform for the public to submit information concerning internet and technology enabled criminal activity.

While Ms. Ziobro’s career has focused on national security matters, with over 20 years of experience in counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and cyber investigations of nation state actors, she has also investigated health care fraud, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and civil rights investigations. Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Ziobro practiced corporate law in Connecticut specializing in real estate litigation. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in 1990 and her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1993.