The NEbraskaCERT Conference:
August 18-19, 2009
at the Peter Kiewit Institute's
Scott Conference Center
Omaha, NE USA


Dr. Martin Carmichael
Chief Security Officer - TDAmeritrade


Dr. Martin Carmichael is the Chief Security Officer for TDAmeritrade, responsible for IT security, forensics, security risk management, physical security, IT security engineering, and security compliance with regulatory controls. A highly knowledgeable security executive with more than 20 years experience, he has delivered reliable and cost effective security solutions for global and domestic organizations including McAfee, Asurion, Wells Fargo Bank, NATO, and the Department of Defense. He is an expert in company threat and risk assessment methods, the design of secure environments, security problem solving and blending a business return on investment with corporate information protection needs.

Dr. Carmichael has received several security certifications, including CISSP (ISC2), CISM (ISACA), ISSMP (ISC2) and ISSAP. He also holds clearances with the U.S. Department of Defense and he holds a Doctorate of Computer Science (D.CS) from Colorado Technical University, with his dissertation focused on "Parametric/Non-Parametric Evaluation of Enterprise Security Risk."

Steven Piliero
Chief Security Officer - The Center for Internet Security

Wednesday Keynote WK-1


Steven Piliero is the CSO for The Center for Internet Security and lead for the CIS Security Metrics Initiative.  He also served as an executive for a fortune 100 financial services organization, where he developed and managed enterprise-wide governance and security programs. Two of the security and program solutions he helped develop were credited with putting the company on the InformationWeek500 list, an annual ranking of the most innovative users of business technology in the nation.

He has designed and deployed international, security management programs for some of the world's largest organizations. Additionally, he initiated and co-developed successful security solutions with three of the top security solution vendors as well as contributed to CIS, NIST and NSA security standards.