Sam McLane is the lead evangelist for all technical endeavors at Arctic Wolf, bringing over 25 years of security and product management experience to the team. Prior to joining Arctic Wolf, Sam led product management and other sales functions for Blue Coat Systems’ Cloud Security Services business. Before Blue Coat, Sam was a sales leader at Lucent Technologies, managing the system engineering team for the eastern US. Prior to Lucent, Sam was a networking consultant at KPMG and network manager at Temple University. Sam holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Washington and Lee University.
Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, has over 20 years of progressive experience within the fields of Law, Information Security, Privacy and, Risk Management. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her B.S.B.A in Information Systems, and received her J.D. degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Ms. Chaney spent several years practicing law in Washington, DC, focusing primarily on anti-trust and intellectual property rights infringement cases. She then transitioned to serve her country by becoming a Special Agent for the FBI, where she investigated cybercrime and served as their Information Systems Security Officer.
Ms. Chaney obtained her CISSP certification in 2008. In her corporate career, she has held senior level information security roles with Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, and GE Capital. Voluntarily, Ms. Chaney is the Chairman and CEO of Minorities in Cybersecurity, Inc., which focuses on leadership and career development for minorities and women. Ms. Chaney also holds advisory board roles for the Cyber Law Consortium, Post University, and ChickTECH. In each of her volunteer endeavors Ms. Chaney strives to improve the cyber security and privacy community by ensuring both students and professionals have the resources they need to excel in their careers.
Academically, Ms. Chaney is an adjunct professor with the University of Cincinnati where she teaches courses to assist with the development of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Professionally, Ms. Chaney owns her own cybersecurity law practice, The Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C., The Cyber Security Law Firm of Texas, where she specializes in helping the Board of Directors, CIO, CISO, and General Counsel of any company understand each other and to legally protect the enterprise from cybersecurity risk.
Emmy-winning journalist Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. During his "second career" he became fascinated by cybersecurity while working with CISOs at Gartner. He joined SecureWorld in 2017 to help grow its media division. Currently, he hosts the Remote Sessions daily web conference series and SecureWorld podcast published each Tuesday, and oversees news content for secureworldexpo.com. Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages. Message him on LinkedIn if you'd like to connect!