Brett Thomas

At the Secret conference in NY Brett Thomas CTO of Vindicia, a solution for optimizing subscription revenue. Brett was an early engineer at PGP, and will discuss what it was like to be a “foot soldier’ in the crypto wars. Brett has particular expertise in the design and implementation of high volume e-commerce systems, encryption, and security

Whitney Merrill

At the Secret conference in NY Whitney Merrill is an attorney and graduate student in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign specializing in information security, computer crime, privacy, surveillance, and Internet law. Her current research focuses on Android privacy, digital forensics, and the legal and usability issues surrounding encryption. She is a member of the Illinois Security Lab, and in her spare time Whitney runs the Crypto & Privacy Village at DEF CON.

Melanie Ensign

At the Secret conference in NY Melanie Ensign spoke as a professional communications adviser dedicated to the infosec community. In additional to her work as public relations Goon for DEFF CON and r00tz Asylum, Ensign does Security Communiations. Ensign’s expertise includes providing strategic counsel around media relations, employee awareness, incident response, hacker relations, disclosure incentives, social engagement, and public policy. She holds a Master of Science degree in corporate public relations from Boston University where she also taught courses on corporate communications

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