Matthew F. Fitzsimmons Chair, Privacy Task Force
Assistant Attorney General Connecticut Office of the Attorney General

Matthew Fitzsimmons is an Assistant Attorney General in Connecticut. He serves as the lead attorney in the Office on all matters involving data security and privacy, most often in relation to data breaches. Fitzsimmons has also served in a lead role investigating and negotiating multistate matters with other top internet and technology companies, including the two leading social networking websites. He also served as co-lead counsel in the first-ever state enforcement action (under the HITECH Act of 2009) for alleged violations of HIPAA. During his career as an Assistant Attorney General, AAG Fitzsimmons has litigated an array of complex matters involving violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act in state and federal court, and has also argued on behalf of the State in numerous bankruptcy cases in several states where consumer protection laws and policies are implicated.

Glenn A. Siriano, Principal

Glenn is a principal in the Information Technology Advisory Services (ITAS) practice of KPMG.

He works with top Clients in the Financial Industry, such as • JP Morgan Chase • Royal Bank of Scotland • Fidelity Investments • UBS • Citigroup • ING • GE Capital • General Electric • Wellington Financial • CIT Group • Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi • China Merchant Bank • Merrill Lynch • State Street Bank

Judy Selby is co-chair of BakerHostetler’s Information Governance Team and founded the eDiscovery &Technology Management Team. She is a member of the ABA Big Data Committee and the Sedona Conference Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Group 11. She is also a member of the Law360 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board, the Editorial Advisory Board of Law Technology News, the Professional Liability Underwriters Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). Judy was selected as LawCrossing’s Law Job Star in July 2014, featured in Law Technology News as a leading woman in technology in August 2014 and was recently quoted in Reuters about data breach class actions against Target.

Brian Heemsoth is a member of the Information Technology Leadership Development Program at Aetna. His talk will focus around the financial, security, and risk management benefits your organization can derive from the establishment of such a program. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Establishing an Application Security Program
  • Third Party Application Governance
  • Design & Architectural Competencies
  • Code Review & Other Technical Controls
  • Developer Education & the Importance of the “Software Security Satellite”
  • Measuring Program Success via KPI’s

Abhi Singh is a manager in Cyber Risk at Deloitte. He has 13+ years of combined consulting and industry experience. He has led multiple projects on mitigating advanced persistent threats (APT), DDoS defense, data governance, security program maturity leveraging effective metrics and baselines, cyber security framework design and implementation, PCI DSS compliance, and access governance.

He will talk about:

What does TJX, Target, Home Depot,, and Adobe breaches have in common? 

Targeted attacks are not a case study anymore, threat actors are dedicated, meticulous, and nefarious.

Actionable threat intelligence may be a big part of the puzzle. Unlike the prevalent (“vendor sold”) wisdom threat intelligence cannot be bought, it is a capability that needs to be developed and matured over time.

Liddy Karter
Executive Director Crossroads Venture Group and Managing Director Enhanced Capital Partners

State Representative Chris Perone is honored to serve the 137th District, representing Norwalk in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Now in his fifth term, Chris is Co-Chairman of the legislature’s Commerce Committee. He also serves as a member of the Energy and Technology committee. In his time in the legislature, Chris has spearheaded several important initiatives including the passage of an income tax credit for parents who invest in the state’s 529 plan, creating the Connecticut Broadband Internet Coordinating Council (CBICC) whose focus was to ensure that all residents and businesses in Connecticut have access to high-speed broadband service, and has co-authored legislation to amend the insurance reinvestment fund.

On the national level, Chris will be co-chairing a Cybersecurity Summit this December in Washington, D.C. for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The purpose of the summit will be to inform state legislators and staff about the risks of cyber threats and the consequences of data breaches and critical infrastructure disruption for state governments.

Pamela Gupta is President of OutSecure Inc., a cyber-security strategy creation company that focuses on creating strategies that are unique to the company. The approach is streamlined to produce effective strategies cost effectively and in a short period of time.

With a powerful resume in Security Program definition and Strategy at major global Fortune 500 companies, Pamela founded OutSecure Inc., to assist companies in protecting themselves with a strategic security program built. Partnering with CISO’s and other key stakeholders to create proactive security programs and roadmaps.

Her talk will describe the threat landscape for businesses of all sizes and across industry verticals. She will outline the key components of an effective security strategy and creating an effective security budget.