Sean O'Rourke - Moderator Cyber Liability Consultant/CFO at Combs & Company
Sean O’Rourke is a Cyber Liability consultant for Combs & Company, an insurance brokerage and consultancy headquartered in New York City. Sean works with small- and mid-sized businesses to mitigate the myriad of financial risks posed to their technology and data by internal and external threats.
Sean has been in the IT arena for 25+ years, 12 of which he spent running a technology firm he cofounded, so he has a unique perspective on cyber liability and the potential disruptions faced by businesses in today’s interconnected world. Sean gives frequent talks on the business impacts of cyber events; he sits on the boards of multiple private companies; and he serves as a mentor to a number of students from his alma mater, Washington & Lee University, and is part of Baruch College's Executives on Campus program. He's a Spartan and CrossFit coach and also the host of the YouTube channel interview series, Did You Know That? Craig Bowling Founder and President of Digitas Consulting, LLC
A 23-year veteran of federal law enforcement and Founder and President of Digitas Consulting, LLC, Craig has extensive experience in Internet-based investigations and digital evidence exploitation. Craig was the lead Agent in a 13-year post 9/11 investigation involving Al Qaeda-linked websites, one
of the first such investigations, that ultimately led to the arrest and conviction of three individuals for terrorism and espionage-related violations. Craig was also involved in the analysis and exploitation of digital evidence in the Times Square and Boston Marathon bombing investigations. Additionally, Craig has considerable expertise in Intellectual Property (IP), Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), trafficking, and money laundering investigations. Craig also has experience in VIP and physical security during which time he protected U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents as well as foreign dignitaries. Craig has been involved in the field of digital forensics and computer-related research and investigations since 1996. His research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and he has delivered training to state, local, and federal law enforcement, as well as private industry. As the Founder and President of Digitas Consulting, LLC, Craig has provided consulting and forensics expertise to law firms and multi-national corporations. Craig holds three Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Foreign Languages and Literatures, and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, all from Washington State University. Carlos Diaz Managing Partner, CEO of Vulcan Business Solutions
Carlos Diaz is co-founder, a managing partner & CEO of Vulcan Business Solutions. A managed IT services provider: he and his team of IT professionals have extensive experience working for Fortune 500 companies.
Carlos has installed, set up, managed, designed, and supported various computers and networking systems for the banking, real estate, manufacturing, and not-for-profit sector. He has an extensive background in telecom, having worked for WinStar, the first wireless fiber telecom, based here in New York City. While Carlos enjoys tackling complex issues, his true joy comes from using technology to solve business needs. He loves it when a plan comes together that yields efficiency, productivity, security for an organization. He is dedicated to the client’s business and views his success as being directly related to theirs. Carlos is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Desert Storm, a martial arts practitioner of over 40 years, holds a 4th-degree black belt, is an avid runner, and is an all-around lover of life who works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. Rebecca Rakoski Cyber Attorney at XPan Law Partners, LLP
Rebecca L. Rakoski is the managing partner at XPAN Law Partners. Rebecca counsels and defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions.
As an experienced litigator, Rebecca has handled hundreds of matters in state and federal courts. Rebecca skillfully manages the intersection of state, federal, and international regulations that affect the transfer, storage, and collection of data to aggressively mitigate her client's litigation risks. She understands how the nature of the data can affect the role her client plays in the data transaction and uses that knowledge to minimize corporate liability. As a thought leader in the area of data privacy and cybersecurity, Rebecca serves on the New Jersey State Bar Association's Cyber Task Force. Rebecca is Vice-Chair Elect for the New Jersey State Bar Association's Bankruptcy Law Section and also served on the Complex Business Litigation Committee that drafted and revised the Court Rules involving electronic discovery in complex litigation matters. Rebecca has been appointed in several litigation matters by the New Jersey Superior Court as a Discovery Special Master. Rebecca is on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health Systems, and an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Rowan University