Please note that Professor Spafford will be unable to travel to the conference for an unforeseen medical reason. Mr. Paul B. Kurtz will present at the conference.
Paul B. Kurtz
Paul B. Kurtz is a recognized cyber security and homeland security expert. He served in senior positions on the White House's National Security and Homeland Security Councils under Presidents Clinton and Bush.
Mr. Kurtz advises clients on cyber-security and homeland security issues. He joins Good Harbor after serving as the founding Executive Director of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), an advocacy group dedicated to ensuring the privacy, reliability and integrity of information systems through public policy, technology, education and awareness. Prior to joining CSIA, Mr. Kurtz most recently was special assistant to the President and senior director for critical infrastructure protection on the White House's Homeland Security Council (HSC), where he was responsible for both physical and cyber security.
Before joining HSC in 2003, Mr. Kurtz served on the White House's National Security Council (NSC) as senior director for national security of the Office of Cyberspace Security and a member of the Pre sident's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, where he developed the international component of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Previously, he was a director for counterterrorism in the NSC's Office of Transnational Threats from 1999-2001.
Prior to his White House work, Mr. Kurtz served in several bureaus in the State Department, specializing in weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation policy and strategic arms control. He also served as political advisor to Operation Provide Comfort in Incirlik, Turkey, and as science attache in Vienna, Austria. He participated in several arms control inspection teams, traveling to Iraq and North Korea.
Mr. Kurtz received his bachelor's degree from Holy Cross College and his master's degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Dr. Marcus Rogers
Dr. Marcus Rogers, Ph.D., CISSP, CCCI is the Director of the Cyber Forensics Program in the Dept. of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. He is a Professor, Faculty Scholar and a research faculty member at the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).
Dr. Rogers has spoken and presented at many confrences around the world on Cyber Forensics. His research contributions in the field are being used in numerous law enforcement agencies, private sector and other public sector organizations.
Dr. Rogers is a member of the quality assurance board for (ISC)2's SCCP designation, the International Chair of the Law, Regulations, Compliance and Investigation Domain of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) committee, Chair - Ethics Committee Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section - American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and Chair - Certification Committee Digital Forensics Certification Board. Dr. Rogers is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Digital Forensic Practice and sits on the editorial board for several other professional journals. He is also a member of other various national and international committees focusing on digital forensic science and digital evidence.
Dr. Rogers is the author of numerous book chapters and journal publications in the field of digital forensics and applied psychological analysis. His research interests include applied cyber forensics, psychological digital crime scene analysis, and cyber terrorism.
Dr. Rogers has received many awards, one of which is the Paul H. Chapman Medal from the Foundation for improvement of justice, a prestigious award given to individuals that have had a large impact on the improvement of justice.
Dr. Rogers also has over 18 years of experience in public and private sector consulting in the area of IT security, and has consulted for the military, law enforcement and for some of the largest financial and health care providers in the world.
You can learn more about Dr. Marcus Rogers if you visit this webpage:
Marcus K. Rogers - Purdue University - Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Faculty