Fahmida Y. Rashid 

Fahmida Y. Rashid is an accomplished security journalist and technologist. She is a regular contributor to several publications including iPCMag.com where she is a networking and security analyst. She focuses on ways businesses keep can their data and networks secure amid the proliferation of constantly evolving advanced threats.

She also was a senior writer at eWeek where she covered security, core Internet infrastructure and open source. As well, she was a senior technical editor at CRN Test Center reviewing open source, storage, and networking products. 

Fahmida also was a technology consultant, first at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later with the Business Consulting Services group in IBM Global Services. 


Jeremiah Cruit

MoneyGram Director of Security and Fraud Investigations

Jeremiah Cruit is the Director of Security and Fraud Investigations at MoneyGram where he focuses on security design innovation, and fraud investigations and prevention. His responsibilities include forensic analysis of systems, security architecture and design, and overall security leadership. Previously, Jeremiah was a Senior Consultant at Foundstone specializing in network and system security. His duties included penetration testing, network and security architecture design and review. He also was an instructor for the Ultimate Hacking, Ultimate Hacking Wireless and CEH courses at Foundstone. 

With more than 20 years of experience in networking and security at large telecoms, financial services organizations, manufacturing and health care companies, he holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cisco Networking Professional (CCNP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Sidewinder Certified Installer (SCI), RSA Certified Engineer (RSACE), ArcSight Certified Engineer (ACE).​

A sought after speaker on compliance and security architecture, Jeremiah has spoken at several conferences including RSA, Linuxworld and Secure360.​


Linda Musthaler 

Linda Musthaler is a principal analyst with Essential Solutions Corp. She is a 30-year veteran of the IT industry. Linda has been a regular contributor to Network World magazine for nearly two decades, writing a regular opinion column as well as in-depth feature stories. She currently writes the weekly electronic newsletter Network World IT Best Practices, which has more than 30,000 subscribers worldwide. Over the years, Linda has written for numerous business and IT industry journals. Through Network World she has published buyer’s guides, which analyze the markets for various business technologies and assist enterprise buyers in identifying the issues and trends that affect their purchase decisions.

Linda has worked many different aspects of the computing industry. She started as a computer programmer and has held positions in end user support, systems administration, network implementation, software sales, product evaluations, and business requirements analysis.


Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson is a seasoned IT professional with over 29 years of progressive experience in information technology, communications and information security.

A  hands-on technologist, he has performed as a software developer, network and data communications technician, systems programmer, technical investment advisor, information security specialist, firewall expert, risk assessor, penetration tester, computer forensics analyst, systems and network administrator, security researcher, and malware anayst.

A founding member and former CISO and CTO of Wilkitech, Paul continues to  serve as the moderator of the Firewall Wizards group. In addition, he is president and chairman of the FluidIT Group where he advises enterprises on information technology, computer forensics, network security, VOIP, RFID, Internet-related technologeis and business integration.

Paul's extensive background also includes stints at TruSecure Corp., Gannett and Infodata. Paul also served in the United States Army as a programmer/analyst, including at The White House Communications Agency during the Reagan administration.


Steve Hunt 

Steve Hunt, CPP CISSP, is a strategist focusing on cybersecurity, safe cities, safe business, and critical infrastructure protection.  He was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame for his achievements in IT security.  The physical security industry named him one of the 25 most influential people in the industry (Security Magazine) and CSO Magazine presented him with the “Industry Visionary” Compass Award. 

For over 20 years Steve’s career has spanned the breadth of the security industry: cyber security, homeland and physical. From 1998 to 2005 he ran security and risk management think tanks at Giga Information Group and Forrester Research.  Previously Steve served as technical director for an Israeli security company. Earlier, Steve worked as a consultant to Chicago’s financial community.

As a recognized expert on best practices, security trends, and emerging technologies, Steve helps executives at some of the world’s largest organizations to safeguard their organizaitons in light of evolving cyber threats. His clients have included the United Nations, the White House, US Department of Transportation, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bank of Montreal, Allstate Insurance, AXA Group, Pfizer, Exxon Mobil, Société Générale, British Petroleum, Microsoft and IBM.

Steve attended Elizabethtown College and was a graduate fellow at University of Chicago.  He is an adjunct professor at DePaul University. Steve’s expansive background in security lends a fresh perspective on the industry.


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