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Security Awareness Is Broken, Introducing Human Risk Management

We live in a newly evolved world of remote connections, in which cyber threats are impacting our work, family, and friends in more ways than ever before. 

Families flow seamlessly from work and school to gaming, doctor appointments, happy hours, shopping for essentials, spending time with the people we love, and even celebrating life’s milestones—all on the same devices, every day.  

With so much of our lives happening online, the greatest risk to our cybersecurity—each other—has never been more of a threat.

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We Know the World Will Never Be the Same. It’s Time for Security Training To Evolve Too.


Measure, Manage and Reduce Human Risk for the Enterprise


Attend this free, virtual conference from your home, office, or even your couch.

Living Security is breaking the mold of security awareness to wage war on the human risk factor with evolved strategies for the way we live, work, and play today. Join cybersecurity industry thought leaders for fresh, modern perspectives designed to help you change behaviors and reduce your organization's risk in a world where life happens online.

*Conference participants can also earn 4 Continuing Professional Education credits with full participation.

This Year’s Sessions Will Cover:

Human Risk Management

Social Engineering

Digital Identity

  Role of the BISO

Closing the Gender Gap

Industry Best Practices




Guest Speakers


Ashley Rose

CEO | Co-Founder


As the CEO of Living Security, Ashley is passionate about helping companies build a positive security culture within their organizations. An adaptable problem solver, Ashley is thoughtful and transparent in her approach to running the company and working with clients toward a singular goal: reduce risk by making people a security asset instead of a liability.

Ashley has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is a serial entrepreneur with experience designing and managing product lines. After launching her career in the tech industry, she became intrigued by cybersecurity and its accelerating impact on organizations, individuals, families and communities. Ashley co-founded Living Security based on a philosophy that empowering people is the best approach to lasting security awareness and breach prevention.


Drew Rose

CSO | Co-Founder


As Living Security’s creative mastermind, Drew Rose combines his experience developing security programs and his love of game design to expertly craft immersive products. He seeks to engage end users and create excitement with his educational experiences and measurable outcomes.

Drew is a CISSP with a Bachelors of Science in Cybersecurity who has spent years building and optimizing security programs in the
public and private sectors. While serving in the military, Drew learned effective strategies for fighting cybercrime and earned a top-level security rating in the U.S. government. At Living Security, Drew applies his in-depth knowledge to reducing enterprise and personal risk by designing science-based, collaborative security awareness programs.


Jinan Budge

Principal Analyst


Jinan leads Forrester’s security and risk research in Asia Pacific. Jinan’s research focuses on enabling the success of the chief information security officer (CISO) role; creating transformational cybersecurity strategies; and building security awareness, behavior, and culture programs at the heart of a security strategy. Jinan is a champion for diversity and inclusion in security and brings a local and global perspective and cultural lens to her research and practice.

Jinan’s research remains pragmatic, as she recently returned to Forrester after several years as director of cyber strategy at Transport for NSW and a similar role with Qantas Airlines. Jinan has built, stood up, and delivered significant cybertransformation strategies across the public and private sectors. She is an experienced people leader and international keynote speaker, and she's passionate around her purpose in the security field.

Jinan holds two bachelor’s degrees in science and commerce from the Australian National University.

David Spark

David Spark

Creator | Author | Producer


David Spark (@dspark) is the creator, author, and producer of the CISO Series. He’s a veteran tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, a B2B content marketing agency for the tech and security industries. Spark has been the creative director, producer, voice, and face of many content marketing campaigns for numerous Fortune 1000 B2B tech and security companies. For more than 23 years, Spark and his articles have appeared in more than 40 media outlets including eWEEK, Wired News, Forbes, PCWorld, ABC Radio, John C. Dvorak’s “Cranky Geeks,” KQED’s “This Week in Northern California,” and TechTV (formerly ZDTV). Outside of tech, security, and marketing, Spark squandered more than a dozen years working as a touring stand up comedian, a San Francisco tour guide, and comedy writer for The Second City in Chicago.

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Wendy Battles

Cybersecurity Awareness Advisor


Wendy got her first “taste” of Yale while working as a management consultant on Project X. She then tested the waters in other fields, including learning and development, independent consulting, and health and nutrition coaching. While she loved many aspects of these professions, she longed to work as part of a team once more.

She found herself right back where it all began, in 2008, as a Yale staff member, working in Change Management. But by 2019, Wendy was ready for a change. After 11 years, she thought it would be a good time to stretch her skills and try something different. She had grown to love Information Technology (IT). Still, she didn’t possess the “techy” skills required for many IT roles, so when Information Security created the Cybersecurity Awareness Advisor role, she knew it was the role for her.

In this role, she and the other Policy & Awareness team members help increase cybersecurity awareness across Yale. They strive to make systems safer by changing behavior in simple and engaging ways. They are currently gearing up to launch an official cyber awareness program this spring.

Although spreading cybersecurity awareness keeps her plenty busy, Wendy’s ambitions reach far beyond her role at Yale. In September of 2019, Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) invited Wendy to participate on a panel about personal branding. In preparation, she started listening to a podcast called “Package Your Genius.” According to Wendy, this podcast led to an epiphany. “It was all about what it is that makes you shine. We all have something. I always knew I shined at public speaking, and one day while meditating, I heard “reinvention rebels” in my mind. I didn’t know what that meant at the time or what it would turn into, but I knew I had to do something with it.” It came together when Wendy launched her very own podcast, Reinvention Rebels, in October 2020. The podcast aims to celebrate, illuminate, and elevate women over 50.

“I’ve always loved empowering women. Given the challenges during the pandemic, it’s a positive and energizing way to contribute. Many of the women I interview have faced and overcome challenges. I love to share their voice and stories. Listeners can see a part of themselves in others’ stories. There aren’t enough resources focused on empowering midlife and older women. It’s wonderful to help change the narrative about what’s possible as we age.”

While Reinvention Rebels’ target audience is women age 50-90, the podcast has struck a nerve in men and women of all ages. Wendy is honest and transparent in sharing how she found her true self at 54. Her inspiring and heartfelt interviews have built quite the following. 82-year young Millie, for example, shares how she reinvented herself from a nun to a nightclub singer. With her number of subscribers and downloads on the rise, she now begins every weekday at 5:00 a.m. in her in-home studio, aka converted walk-in closet, where she works on upcoming interviews and episodes before starting her Yale workday. “I’ve found a way to make this work, and through this experience, I have found my tribe. I’ve found a whole group of women who are encouraging and inspirational.” But Wendy doesn’t plan on stopping here. Her goal for 2022? To do a TED talk.

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Aurobindo Sundaram

Head of Information Assurance & Data Protection


Aurobindo Sundaram is the Head of Information Assurance & Data Protection at RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. He is responsible for the strategic direction of RELX’s global information security program. His stakeholders include RELX's Board of Directors, Group & division CEOs and functional heads, CTOs, and CISOs - to whom he articulates RELX’s strategy, security tradeoffs, risk posture, and readiness. His remit extends across 30,000+ employees, offices in 40+ countries, and customers in 180+ countries. Aurobindo has graduate degrees in computer science and management and is a CISSP.

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Brian Markham



Brian Markham is a cybersecurity executive with over 20 years of experience advising, building, and managing teams in complex organizations. Currently, he is the CISO for EAB Global, a leading provider of education technology and services to the higher education market. Previously, he lead the information security team at The George Washington University and helped to build the compliance program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also has experience as a consultant, working in the homeland security and financial services sectors. Brian is a two-time grad of the University of Maryland and resides outside Washington, D.C.

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Deneen DeFiore


Deneen is an accomplished technology & risk management executive with experience across multiple critical infrastructure sectors. She has developed expertise in advising global companies & their most senior executives on technology, cybersecurity, compliance and digital risk related decisions related to products, services, significant initiatives, & ongoing operations.
Deneen currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at United Airlines. She is responsible for the leading the cybersecurity organization to ensure the company is prepared to prevent, detect, & respond to evolving cyber threats; as well as commercial aviation cyber safety risk initiatives & improving cyber resilience across the aviation ecosystem.
She is passionate about diversity in tech & promoting STEM education.

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Naomi Buckwalter



Naomi Buckwalter, CISSP CISM is the Executive Director and vCISO at Cybersecurity Partners of Philadelphia. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT and Security, and has held roles in Software Engineering, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, and Security Leadership. As a cybersecurity career adviser and mentor for people around the world, her passion is helping people, particularly women, get into cybersecurity. Naomi volunteers with Philly Tech Sistas, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit helping women of color prepare for a career in IT and tech. Naomi has two Masters degrees from Villanova University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. In her spare time, Naomi plays volleyball and stays active as the mother of two boys.

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Yabing Wang



Yabing is the VP and Chief Information Security Officer at JustWorks. She is a business-focused advisor and risk-orientated CISO enabling digital transformation, innovation, and business growth while protecting the company’s data and brand. She is a strategic and outcome-driven professional with extensive leadership experience in technology and cybersecurity.

Yabing is a forward-looking thought leader and industry expert in making security a business enabler and is a builder of security solutions and services with global experiences and operational excellence. She's a collaborative leader who inspires and empowers others to excel, with a track record to attract talent and build a well-functioning team.

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Dana Barka

Business Information Security Officer


Dana is the Business Information Security Officer for North America at Kimberly-Clark, the powerhouse behind household brands like Huggies, Kleenex and Kotex. She's a celebrated cybersecurity thought leader with more than 20 years of experience in technology and marketing communications. She serves as a trusted advisor for the IT organization for the North American (NA) Region of Kimberly-Clark Consumer and globally for Kimberly-Clark Professional. She also manages the company’s security awareness, communication and education program. Dana's panel at this year's BSA con will be "Best Practices for All Security Awareness Programs".

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Dan Walsh



Dan Walsh is a 2 time CISO and security leader. He is an industry leader in the health technology space. He comes from a Security, Application Development & Data background. He has worked in Fortune 10 companies all the way down to advising startups on the first step to take in building a security program. Dan is currently the CISO of VillageMD, the leading, national provider of value-based primary care services. He has worked on maturing security programs at scale through the strategic investment in people and sustainable and repeatable processes and identifying tools that support both. Additionally, he is a security startup consultant, former adjunct professor, security examination developer and contributes to open source security projects.

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Ashley Albright

Lead, Cyber Training & Awareness


Ashley Albright leads the Cyber Training and Awareness team for Humana’s cyber security organization. In this role, she focuses on educating all 70,000 associates within the enterprise on real cyber risks and arming them with the knowledge needed to protect themselves and Humana. This includes deploying simulated phishing campaigns, developing role-based training, and ensuring trainings fulfill all compliance and regulatory requirements. Ashley lives in Bend, Oregon with her miniature poodle Pfeiffer and is a passionate mountain biker, skier and outdoorswoman.


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Dennis Legori

Associate Director – Security Awareness & Digital Communications


Dennis Legori has been involved in Security Awareness since 2013. He has built and led security awareness programs at Total System Services and Carrier. Dennis’ areas of specialization include phishing simulations, gamification, and user engagement. Dennis has been with Carrier since May 2020.

Carrier’s Security Awareness program was built in 2020 during the pandemic, following Carrier’s spinoff from United Technologies. Responsible for protecting over 60,000 users worldwide, the program has received numerous industry awards including the CSO50 award for Best Security Awareness program in 2021 and two KnowBe4 Awards for Best User Story and Best Landing Page in 2022. Dennis holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kerala University.

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Sherry Boesch

Culture & Engagement Lead, Enterprise Information Protection


Sherry Boesch is the Culture and Engagement Lead for Humana’s Enterprise Information Protection team. In this role, she utilizes her strong communication and facilitation skills to drive execution of the team’s culture roadmap focused on talent and career development, workload prioritization, and empowerment. This includes producing Humana’s weeklong Cyber Security Awareness Week, now in its 13th year.

Throughout her tenure, she’s worked with leading cyber security experts, including Brian Krebs, Theresa Payton, Jenny Radcliffe, Eric O’Neill, Hector Monsegur, and Chris Tarbell, among others. Sherry resides in Louisville, KY with her husband, Michael, and their two rescue dogs, Howie and Penny. Fun fact: Sherry is an avid runner and has completed five full marathons.


Joanna Burkey



Joanna Burkey is a transformational leader, senior executive and board member with deep experience in cybersecurity and digital transformation. She is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at HP Inc and has held a variety of roles throughout her career, primarily focusing on cybersecurity, strategy, engineering and risk. She is passionate about increasing diversity within technology and using her decades of experience in security and risk to serve others.

Reet Kaur

Reet Kaur



Reet Kaur is a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the largest higher-ed institute in Portland, Oregon and has 20+ years of experience working as a leader in IT and information Security in Fortune 100 and 500 companies like Nike Inc., AECOM, Fidelity and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commence (CIBC). She is passionate about mentoring and coaching to help uplift others in their careers. Diversity & inclusion are highly important to her.


Paula West

Security Awareness Training Specialist


Paula is a technologist and marketer who has spent the past five years of her career combining those two passions to build engaging security awareness programs. Paula has been a consultant at Carrier since 2019 and assisted in building Carrier’s Security Awareness program, following Carrier’s spinoff from United Technologies. Responsible for protecting over 60,000 users worldwide, the program has received numerous industry awards including the CSO50 award for Best Security Awareness Program in 2021 and two KnowBe4 Awards for Best User Story and Best Landing Page in 2022. Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from St. Catherine University.


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Donna Mattingly

Program Manager
Corporate Security Education and Awareness


Donna Mattingly has been a part of the Mastercard Corporate Security family for twelve years. She is the Program Manager of the award winning “SecurIT First” education and awareness program and is a Sans Security Awareness Professional (SSAP). A trainer at heart with a Masters in Management and Leadership, she strives to create security awareness training, events and initiatives that are memorable, engaging and FUN (of course)!


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