Linda V. Priebe
Culhane Meadows PLLC
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.

Steven Hernandez
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services
Chief Information Security Officer
Steven Hernandez
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.

Archana Vemulapalli
Washington DC Government
Chief Technology Officer
Archana Vemulapalli
Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli has positioned Washington, DC to become a world class technology hub. DC has quickly moved up the ranks in smart city technology, data utilization and digital inclusion. This has led to DC becoming the first CISCO-designated “Lighthouse City” in the United States, an honor granted to cities with exemplary commitments to smart city technology.

Ms. Vemulapalli completed the pilot project of the Pennsylvania Avenue 2040 project (PA2040). This project enhances visitor experience all the while providing resulting real-time data to improve District operations with reduced costs through publicly accessible DC-Net Wi-Fi and remotely managed, sensor-based LED streetlights.

Ms. Vemulapalli’s dedication to bridge the digital divide is fueled by a passion to ensure that IT access is not a privilege but a right for every District resident. As co-chair and creator of the Council of Global City CIOs (CGCC), Ms. Vemulapalli’s role is to centralize city tech leaders from cities across the globe to share data and harness technology to transform cities.

Ms. Vemulapalli earned a master’s degree in Leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Pennsylvania, and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Madras.

Thomas Barnard
Baltimore Office Law Firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz
Share older and Attorney at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz
Thomas Barnard
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.

Amy Apostol
Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Special Counsel to the National Background Investigations Bureau
Amy Apostol
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

Office of Governor Terence R. McAuliffe
Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth
Karen Jackson   (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)
Karen Jackson serves as the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Commonwealth's Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center of Innovative Technology.

Ms. Jackson serves as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including innovation, data analytics, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems. She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth's IT infrastructure.

Ms. Jackson serves on a number of Boards including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Center for Innovative Technology, the Virginia Research Investment Committee and the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP). She also served as Governor McAuliffe's respresentative to the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee and co-chaired the Commonwealth's Cyber Security Commission.

She holds a bachelor's of science in business management from Christopher Newport University and a master's of business administration from The College of William and Mary

Tim Keogh
Sandy Spring Insurance
Vice President
Tim Keogh
Tim Keogh has been an insurance broker for domestic and international businesses since 1987. He specializes in insurance, risk management and program design for tech companies, social service organizations, non-profit and large contracting risks.

Tim’s expertise with insurance products includes a focus on Cyber Liability, Copyright and Trademark Infringement, Director’s & Officers Liability, International Risk and Program Placement.

Sandy Spring Insurance provides a complete portfolio of products and services to fully complement the overall Risk Management process.

Robert Karas
Rob Karas came to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2010 to create the first ever Red Team for the Federal Government. Mr. Karas has over 22 years in the information security field and significant experience in creating penetration testing and security teams. At DHS, he directs the National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services (NCATS) program. NCATS conducts vulnerability scanning and penetration testing for the Federal government, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments as well as Private Sector/Critical Infrastructure stakeholders. Prior to DHS, Mr. Karas worked in the private sector for 12 years developing security operations and penetration testing teams and 5 years at DISA, where he helped originate the Automated Systems Security Incident Support Team (ASSIST) and Vulnerability Analysis and Assistance Program (VAAP) programs. He has a B.S. in Information Management from James Madison University and maintains a variety of leadership, information assurance and technical certifications.