Cybersecurity Event Bios

Frank Sauer

Prior to joining the FBI, Frank was recruited into to create and launched Apple’s first Government Sales Division and established its Government Relations Office. From 1970 to 1985, Frank held multiple management positions at Xerox, including the position of National Sales Operation Manager. Frank has been CEO and sold two local tech startups, in multimedia and in digital document management. He graduated from Georgetown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Frank has been married to an FBI Supervisory Special Agent (retired) for 24 years.Frank and a small group have for a decade been doing private, unpublished (on purpose) research on how to practically put the computer’s access controls and permissions into each individual data file. This approach bases security not on where the data is, but permits data to be anywhere and still have the same security controls and enforcement as if that data were on your own computer. This will be the first time we will publicly talk about this research, which is oriented for a non-technical audience.

Morgan Wright

Morgan has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement as a highly decorated state trooper and detective, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world. He’s a contributing author for the 4th Edition Computer Security Handbook, and has been quoted in 2 New York Times best sellers (Sharyl Attkisson: Stonewalled and Carmine Gallow: Talk Like TED). Morgan has a new book coming out this spring titled ‘Identity Predators: Win The War Against Hackers, Scammers and Thieves’.

Rebekah Lewis

Rebekah practiced data privacy and public company representation law as an associate in the Washington office of Latham & Watkins. As the recipient of a Bates Overseas Fellowship Award from the University of Michigan Law School, Lewis also completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Corporate Strategy Division of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland. Lewis graduated cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Michigan Law School. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In addition to her role as Deputy Director of the KCGC, Lewis teaches Cybersecurity Governance and Business Law, Ethics and Governance in the Kogod School of Business.

Thomas Bayer

From PRN Newswire Feb 9, 2015: “Thomas created the “Working Smarter” program to transform the SEC by using technology to improve core business and operational processes. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Bayer was President and CEO of Maris Technology Advisors, providing consulting services on technology strategy, service delivery, and software development methodology.  Previously, he was Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Brand Informatics, and Chief Information Officer for CapitalOne’s European IT infrastructure.  In 2000, Mr. Bayer was Founder and President of Inteliguard Corporation, where he developed and managed ecommerce solutions for more than 40 corporations.  Before that, he held various roles at Citibank.  Mr. Bayer graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance and Economics.”

Jenny Menna

Jenny’s industry leadership roles include the Global Cybersecurity Alliance Advisory Board, the Financial Top Level Domain Board of Directors, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s Threat Intelligence Committee. She brings nearly 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in cybersecurity, information sharing, systems development and integration, and critical infrastructure protection in government and private sector.  Menna received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago. She is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Dr. David Bray

Dr. Bray was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015 and was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow to Australia and Taiwan that same year. He has led a team of positive #ChangeAgents and received multiple leadership awards as the CIO for the Federal Communications Commission since August 2013. Dr. Bray holds a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.