Esteemed TCS Review Board
Presentations will be reviewed through a scoring process by the Texas Cyber Summit Distinguished Review Board. Submissions are rated on a value from one to ten scale by each of the reviewers in four areas, the resulting scores are added up. Those submissions with the highest scores are considered first. Some of the finalized briefings may require a live video interview, via WEBEX prior to any final acceptance. In the case of topic overlap a lesser scoring submission may be selected to keep variety and diversity in the program. Do not contact these reviewers directly otherwise your talk/briefing will be magically removed from consideration. We welcome your briefings, papers and training submissions - Good Luck !
Luke (Pyr0) McOmie
20+ years of experience as a trusted security leader, adviser, and strategist. Luke is industry certified and recognized for his excellence in leadership, execution, communication, and delivery. He has directed research groups, labs, risk and compliance programs, red teams, and conducted security assessments for Fortune 100 companies, federal agencies, and private businesses.
These efforts and his diverse background in ethical hacking, penetration testing, physical security, social engineering, and incident response have all contributed to his extensive understanding of the challenges and risks that threaten the modern business and operating environment.
Luke has been involved with Black Hat and DEF CON for more then 20 years.
Maria (Azeria) Markstedter
Maria Markstedter is the founder of Azeria Labs, set up in 2017 to provide security services and help companies understand how to find and defend against security vulnerabilities in IoT devices. She started focusing her research interests on processor security, ARM exploitation and reverse-engineering after previously working as a security consultant. Azeria Labs also provides free tutorials (azeria-labs.com) and workshops on ARM exploitation to help people explore the security of ARM-based technologies.
ARM Ltd has already named her its first Security Innovator, giving her access to ARM technologies early for testing. In 2018 Maria was listed in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and joined the review board of the Black Hat security conference. She regularly speaks at security conferences and gives hands-on trainings on exploit development and reverse-engineering.
Lesley Carhart currently serves as a Principal Threat Hunter at the Industrial Security Firm Dragos, Inc. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity incident response, regularly speaking on the topic at industry conferences and universities, as well as to news media.
Lesley has spent the last 10 years of her 20-year IT career specializing in information security, with a heavy focus on response to nation-state adversaries. Previously, she served as the incident response team lead at Motorola Solutions, Inc, performing security monitoring, digital forensics, and incident handling services for both enterprise and public safety radio customers.
In 2017, Lesley was named a “Top Woman in Cybersecurity” by Cyberscoop news, was a keynote speaker at BSides Salt Lake City, and received the Guidance Enfuse conference “Women in Technology” award.
Lesley holds a degree in Network Technologies from DePaul University, GIAC GCIH, GREM, GCFA, GPEN, and GCFE certifications, and currently serves in the US Air Force Reserves.
Reviewer Uno is currently recognized as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity, regularly speaking on the topic at industry conferences and universities, as well as to news media.
Reviewer DoS is currently recognized as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity, regularly speaking on the topic at industry conferences and universities, as well as to news media.