Posted by Synopsys Editorial Team on August 3, 2016
The sixth annual CodenomiCON USA 2016 attracted hundreds of security professionals for an evening of panel discussions and networking at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.
The Master of Ceremonies for the night was Mike Ahamdi, Director of Critical Systems Security at Synopsys. He introduced each of the panels covering supply chain security, medical security, automotive security, and the incredibly popular hacker superstar panel at the end of the evening.
First up was a fireside chat with Luke Dembosky, Cybersecurity Attorney, Debevoise & Plimpton; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Dembosky was interviewed by computer scientist Fred Cohen.
Chenxi Wang, Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock, then moderated lively panel on medical security. Panelists included Joshua Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, The Atlantic Council; Dr. Kevin Fu, Co-Founder and CEO, Virta Laboratories; Michael McNeil, Global Product Security and Services Officer, Philips Healthcare; Dale Nordenberg, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Medical Device Innovation, Safety, and Security Consortium (MDISS); Billy Rios, Security Researcher and Founder, WhiteScope; and Roberto Suarez, Director of Product Security, BD.
Next, Dr. Kevin Fugave a standup comedy routine.
Joe Jarzombek, Global Manager for Software Supply Chain Management, Synopsys Software Integrity Group, then moderated a supply chain panel. His panelists included Don Davidson, Lifecycle Risk Management & Cybersecurity/Acquisition Integration Division, US Department of Defense; Kevin McKechnie, SVP and Director, American Banking Association’s Office of Insurance Advocacy; Kenneth Modeste, Cybersecurity Technical Lead, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and Hitoshi Ohsaki, Deputy Representative of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Project, Japanese Government Initiative.
Ahmadi moderated the evening’s automotive panel. His panelists included John Krzeszewski, Cybersecurity Engineering Technical Manager, Delphi; Bill Mazzara, Chairperson of Hardware Protected Security, Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE); Charlie Miller, Cyber Security Researcher; Chris Valasek, Security Lead, Uber Advanced Technologies Center; and Dr. André Weimerskirch, Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Finally, journalist Kim Zetter moderated a rowdy panel of hacker superstars. These included Matthew Carpenter, Principal Security Researcher, Grimm (SMFS, Inc.); Dr. Jared DeMott, Seasoned Security Researcher; Scott Erven, Associate Director, Protiviti; Charlie Miller, Cyber Security Researcher; Katie Moussouris, Founder, Luta Security; Billy Rios, Security Researcher and Founder, WhiteScope; Chris Valasek, Renowned “White Hat” Hacker; and Wesley Wineberg, Security Researcher and Senior Security Software Engineer, Microsoft