Cybersecurity Task Force | 2016 Legislative Summit | Speaker Biographies


Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

1:15-2:45 p.m.

Two Tools for Cybersecurity: Risk Assessment and Data Analytics

Thomas A. Baden Jr.
Commissioner and Chief Information Officer

Thomas A. Baden Jr. was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2015 to serve as chief information officer for the state of Minnesota. Before that, Baden served as the chief information officer at the Department of Human Services in Minnesota, where he led efforts to modernize technology in alignment with business needs. Baden’s 33 years of expertise in IT governance and management also includes state service at the Department of Employment and Economic Development and serving as the state’s IT enterprise architect (then the Office of Enterprise Technology.)

Stu Bradley
Vice President of Cybersecurity Solutions

As the vice president of Cybersecurity Solutions for SAS, Stu Bradley is responsible for portfolio strategy, solution direction and delivery of SAS’ cybersecurity capabilities. His team of industry domain experts engages with clients, prospects and partners to advise on strategy, set customer-specific roadmaps, and ensures operational success. Before his role leading cybersecurity for SAS, Bradley led SAS’ fraud and compliance initiatives globally for seven years, growing the portfolio from infancy to industry leader.

Bradley has 20 years of experience delivering solutions across industries to address clients’ most difficult security intelligence problems. He has been an industry thought leader, bringing innovative fraud, compliance and security solutions to market for SAS, including fraud network analytics, customer due diligence and industry solutions in banking, government, insurance and health care. As part of SAS’ fraud and compliance initiative, he also incubated an advisory services offering focused on operationalizing SAS solutions and managing change programs.

Before his work at SAS, Bradley was an executive manager for a global consultancy in the risk and regulatory space, where he led implementations of cutting edge fraud solutions and enterprise anti-money laundering regulatory compliance initiatives.

Angela M. Gleason
American Insurance Association
Washington, D.C.

Angela M. Gleason is counsel in the American Insurance Association’s law department. Gleason has primary responsibility for cybersecurity, privacy, surety, construction and technology issues. She closely monitors and works with a diverse group of company personnel to develop policy positions and respond to federal and state regulatory and legislative efforts related to cybersecurity. The insurance industry is uniquely positioned to address cybersecurity both from the corporate data security perspective and as providers of cybersecurity insurance. Gleason also has been very active in the evolution of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Generic-Top-Level Domain Program and its impact on the insurance industry. She also provides legal support on compliance, property and various financial issues. In addition, her responsibilities require engaging on property-casualty form developments at the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) for AIA. Angela holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a B.A. from John Carroll University. She is a member of the Virginia and D.C. Bars. Before joining AIA, Angela was an intern in the corporate law department at Progressive Insurance.

3-4:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development 

Senator Susan C. Lee

Senator Susan Lee, an attorney, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in November 2014 after serving 13 years in the Maryland House of Delegates. She is a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee; Maryland Cybersecurity Council and co-chair of the council’s Law and Policy Subcommittee; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology; Safe Harbor Workgroup on Youth Victims of Human Trafficking and the Governor’s Family Violence Council.  Lee is also a former co-chair of the Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity, Innovation and Excellence, the Task Force to Study Identity Theft and the Nanobiotechnology Task Force; and president of the Women’s Legislative Caucus. She has introduced and led efforts to pass significant, first-ever laws to protect Maryland against cybercrimes, identity theft, and online crimes and to help make the state a leader in cyber innovation and jobs. Some of these laws include legislation to protect against the theft of sensitive personal information held by state agencies and procedures required in cases of a breach; to prosecute the theft or misuse of health or health information;  to protect the privacy and security of cloud information held by a health information exchange; Maryland’s first Security Freeze law to allow consumers to freeze their credit reports to prevent identity theft; to prosecute attacks against utilities; to ban malicious disclosure of personal information on online social media; and the country’s first ever identity theft pretexting law. 

This session, Lee was the lead Senate sponsor of  Maryland’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act to ban wage differentials for equal work based on sex, gender, or other discriminatory factors and support a workplace that promotes transparency, fairness and merit and “Alicia’s Law,” which creates the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Fund to increase law enforcement’s technological and digital forensics capabilities essential in rescuing children who have been lured and abducted by online sexual predators, assist in the capture and prosecution of those predators, and to help social service groups assist victims. She was the co-author of Maryland’s first ever telemedicine laws to increase telehealth to save lives, increase health care access and early diagnosis and improve outcomes. Lee has also been a champion of education, affordable college tuition, a clean environment, health care, public safety, and mass transit. She has been the recipient of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Legislative Award and the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women  Leadership Award, Maryland Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Recognition for Leadership on Healthcare Information Technology and Reform; Maryland’s 100 Women, and many other awards.

Lee is the daughter of a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired Washington Post artist and a proud product of the Montgomery County public schools, Leland Junior High School, Herbert Hoover Junior High School and Winston Churchill High School. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and University of San Francisco School of Law.  Lee was a member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes Board, Montgomery County Gang Task Force, and Progressive Maryland and Co-Chair of the NAACP Multicultural Community Partnership. She was appointed to serve on the United States Patent and Trademark Advisory Board during the Clinton administration.

Lee represents District 16, which includes Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Potomac, Rockville, Cabin John, and Glen Echo. She and her husband live in Bethesda.

Rodney Petersen
Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Rodney Petersen previously served as the managing director of the EDUCAUSE Washington Office and a senior government relations officer. He founded and directed the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Initiative and was the lead staff liaison for the Higher Education Information Security Council. Before joining EDUCAUSE, he worked at two different times for the University of Maryland—first as campus compliance officer in the Office of the President and later as the director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He also completed one year of federal service as an Instructor in the Academy for Community Service for AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps. He is the co-editor of the book "Computer and Network Security in Higher Education." He received his law degree from Wake Forest University and bachelor's degrees in political science and business administration from Alma College. He was awarded a certificate as an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.

Seth Robinson
Senior Director of technology analysis

In this role, Seth Robinson analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction. Robinson has led research studies on cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, and IT security, among other areas. Previously, he spent 10 years in processor development at IBM, building the chips for the Xbox360, PS3, and Wii U. He has been cited in various media outlets, including Wall Street Journal and USA Today, for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and how the role of IT is changing. 

Captain Paul Tortora, USN (ret),
Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies
Chair of the new Cyber Science Department at the United States Naval Academy. 

Paul Tortora recently retired from the Navy following a 26-year active duty career as both a nuclear submarine officer and a naval intelligence officer. During his active service he served and deployed on two nuclear fast attack submarines, two amphibious assault ships, and a nuclear aircraft carrier, conducting various peacetime and combat operations across the globe. His ashore assignments included director of training at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, on the staff of the director of Naval Intelligence, as naval aide and intelligence officer to the secretary of the Navy, and on the staff of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Tortora is a 1989 graduate of the Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics, minoring in Spanish.  He holds a master's of science in management from the University of Maryland, and a master's of arts in national security strategy from the Naval War College. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He is a recipient of both the National Military Intelligence Association's Vice Admiral Rufus Taylor Award for Intelligence Leadership and the Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Award for outstanding leadership in naval intelligence.