Peter Neumann
Title Senior Principal Scientist, SRI International Computer Science Laboratory
Bio Peter G. Neumann has doctorates from Harvard and Darmstadt. After 10 years at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, in the 1960s, during which he was heavily involved in the Multics development jointly with MIT and Honeywell, he has been in SRI's Computer Science Lab since September 1971 -- where he is now Senior Principal Scientist. He is concerned with computer systems and networks, trustworthiness/dependability, high assurance, security, reliability, survivability, safety, and many risks- related issues such as election-system integrity, crypto applications and policies, health care, social implications, and human needs -- especially those including privacy. He is PI of an ongoing DARPA 8-year project (with extensive tech transfer) for the CRASH (Clean-slate trustworthy hosts) that began in September 2010, and until September 2015 was PI for its companion four-year project for clean-slate networking for the Mission-oriented Resilient Clouds program. He moderates the ACM Risks Forum (, has been responsible for 240 CACM Inside Risks articles (monthly from 1990 to 2007, tri-annually since then), and chairs the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy. He created ACM SIGSOFT's Software Engineering Notes in 1976, was its editor for 19 years, and still contributes the RISKS section.

He has participated in four studies for the National Academies of Science: Multilevel Data Management Security (1982), Computers at Risk (1991), Cryptography's Role in Securing the Information Society (1996), and Improving Cybersecurity for the 21st Century: Rationalizing the Agenda (2007). His 1995 book, Computer-Related Risks, is still timely. He is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS, and is also an SRI Fellow. He received the National Computer System Security Award in 2002, the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award in 2005, and the Computing Research Association Distinguished Service Award in 2013. In 2012, he was elected to the newly created National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame as one of the first set of inductees. He is a member of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Executive Council on Information Management and Technology and co-founded People for Internet Responsibility (PFIR, He has taught courses at Darmstadt, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, and the University of Maryland.
Mark Silvestri
Title Assistant Vice President of Product Development, CNA Financial
Bio Mark Silvestri is Assistant Vice President of Product Development for CNA, a commercial Insurance carrier. He oversees the company's strategic initiatives to advance the state of the art in specialty and commercial insurance solutions. At CNA he previously developed & managed the company's CNANetProtect© information risk insurance product line.

Mark has also held executive positions in the telecommunications, software, information security, e-business and financial services industries. His prior experience encompasses: risk and strategy consulting, corporate structuring, technology company turn-arounds, Engineering, and US National Security Infrastructure and Intelligence R&D programs.

Mark has a long-standing interest in information security & privacy issues. He has been an advisory board member at the Computer Epidemiology Center at the University of California, San Diego, and is an invited continuing legal education lecturer and speaker at numerous conferences on Privacy and Information Risk.