Heather Adkins is a 14-year Google veteran and Founding Member of the Google Security Team. As Director of Information Security, she has built a global team responsible for maintaining the safety and security of Google’s networks, systems and applications. The Google Security Team, now numbering in the hundreds, is involved in every facet of the business, including launching new products, mergers and acquisitions, building security infrastructure, responding to security threats and evangelism. She has an extensive background in systems and network administration with an emphasis on practical security, and has worked to build and secure some of the world’s largest infrastructure for web information systems.

Debora Plunkett is a cybersecurity leader with more than 30 years of experience. Culminating a career of US federal service in 2016, she currently is Principal of Plunkett Associates LLC, a cybersecurity consulting business. Additionally, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College Graduate School in the cybersecurity program. Previously, as a federal senior executive, Plunkett served first as the Deputy Director and thereafter for over four years as the Director of the National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate.

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