Mr. Mark Kelton : Mr. Kelton is the former Director of Insider Threat Solutions at Cipher Systems, LLC. Prior to joining Cipher, Mr. Kelton retired senior Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) executive with 34 years of experience in intelligence operations. He concluded his career as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI), one of the most senior ranking positions in the Clandestine Service. Directing CIA’s counterintelligence and counterespionage programs, Mr. Kelton led the team that protected the nation’s most closely guarded secrets. Mr. Kelton has comprehensive expertise in the detection of insider threats, assessments of counterintelligence risk, and crisis management. Mr. Kelton’s distinguished career included sixteen years of overseas service, to include four assignments in key CIA field leadership positions. Mr. Kelton is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Daniel Morgan Academy and is on the Insider Threat Subcommittee of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

Amy Apostol

Mr. Amy Apostol, Esq : 

Ms. Apostol is an attorney for the federal government.  Over the past several years, she has worked on the cutting edge of complex legal issues that are shaping the law around national security and information technology, including large-scale cybersecurity litigation.

She has supported operational clients in areas such as personnel security and insider threat, policy, compliance, data sharing, and privacy,  She has also worked with leaders in information technology and security to take actions and implement policies and procedures in a manner that is legally compliant, minimizes litigation risk, and supports continuity of important operations. 


Michael Braun

Mr. Michael Braun: 

Mr. Braun retired from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in October 2008 after serving a 33 year career in law enforcement, and immediately co-founded a company where he served as a Managing Partner for eight years.  Mr. Braun joined SAVA Workforce Solutions as the Company’s General Manager in 2016.  SAVA supports the Justice, Defense and Intelligence sectors in the U.S. government and is part of the Akima family of companies, a subsidiary of the NANA corporation.

Mr. Braun held a 33 year career in law enforcement, having retired in 2008 as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Chief of Operations. Mr. Braun was responsible for leading the worldwide drug enforcement operations of the agency’s 227 domestic and 86 foreign offices, as well as the Special Operations Division, the Aviation Division, the Office of Financial Operations, the Office of Operational Support and the Office of Diversion Control. He was appointed to this position in February 2005 and was the longest serving Chief of Operations in the agency’s history.  Mr. Braun became widely recognized during this era as an authority on the growing confluence of drug trafficking and terrorist groups, and for focusing the Agency’s efforts on the Global War on Terrorism. 

He forged strong relations with the Departments of Defense and State, and provided clear vision to Combatant, Unified and Specified Commanders on narco-terrorism, and the important role that the DEA plays in supporting counterinsurgency and irregular warfare doctrine.  He continues to be called upon by Congress to testify on narco-terrorism, terrorist financing and other national security topics.

Larisa Ivy

Ms. Larisa Ivy

Ms. Ivy currently serves as the Senior Director, Insider Trust, Walmart Corporation. Ms. Ivy has been with Walmart for well over 14 years under various positions including, Director - Facility Security & Safety, Asset Protection; Sr. Director - Global Investigations; VP-Global Investigations – Asia and Sr. Director, Security and Risk. Her education background is in the field of criminal justice.

Shawn Thompson

Mr. Shawn Thompson, Esq.: Mr. Thompson possesses nearly 20 years’ experience investigating, prosecuting, and managing insider threats and cyber intrusions. He is the former Insider Threat Program Manager, DoD; Chairman, ODNI Insider Threat Mission Group; Senior Advisor, National Insider Threat Task Force; Senior Special Agent, DoD; Senior Litigation Attorney, DoD; Assistant General Counsel, FBI; Special Assistant United States Attorney, US DOJ; Intelligence Briefer, former FBI Director Robert Mueller; Strategic Intelligence Analyst, FBI
As a seasoned risk management professional, author, experienced prosecutor, credentialed Special Agent, and trained analyst, his cyber security acumen is second to none. He is a pioneer in the field of cyber security and insider risk management, serving as a frequent guest speaker and thought leader on a variety of security topics.
Mr. Thompson serves as a trusted advisor for the highest levels of government as well as private sector C-suite and Board of Directors alike. He is a member of the Maryland Bar and author of the book Insider Threat Program – Your 90 Day Plan.
Mr. Thompson is the Founder and Director of the Insider Threat Management Group, LLC and Founder and President of the Insider Threat Training Academy, which provide strategic cyber security and insider risk management advisory services and training to the private sector

Michael Hudson

Mr. Michael Hudson:  Mr. Hudson retired at the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2014.  Prior to his retirement, Mr. Hudson was the former Commanding Officer, 11th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit), A 2.4K-person organization  with operations in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and Asia-Pacific; the former Director, Joint Operations Center, US Pacific Command, Commanding Officer, HMM-364, and as an Intelligence Officer; Future Operations Concepts, Naval Warfare Development Command…he retired having last served as the branch Head, USMC HQ  on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response where he reorganized and established a new Sexual Assault Prevention Response branch at the request of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Mr. Hudson is currently the Senior Director, Government Solutions, ClearForce, ’16 – Present where he supports the continued design of the ClearForce platform for counterintelligence. He also serves as a Board Member, National Trust for our Wounded (NTW), ’15 – Present