2023 Cybersecurity Conference

2023 Cybersecurity Conference Keynotes

2023 Cybersecurity Conference Keynotes

June 6, 9:00 A.M.

“Cyber Resilience for the Public"

Government entities provide an array of services for the public  from business to social, and everything in between. Many of these services are the backbone of a functioning society. New Yorkers have become accustomed to the benefits offered by these services and may not realize the sheer impact they have on our livelihood. It is our duty to work backwards from New York residents to architect cyber resilience and protect the services they require. 

Quiessence Phillips
Quiessence Phillips,  Amazon Web Services, Security Technical Program Manager
Former Deputy CISO, City of New York and Head of Threat Management, NYC Cyber Command 

Quiessence is a transformational leader, whose creative strategies and execution have helped build impactful and innovative teams in the cybersecurity industry. With 15 years of experience spanning the private and public sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work. She also brings her inspirational and unique teaching style to a large body of students through her role as an adjunct professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and co-founder of non-profit EdTech, JOURNi.

Quiessence’s leadership, in her role as Deputy CISO for the City of New York, yielded the first-of-its-kind centralized Threat Management program for a municipality. She is now making security “AWSome” at the largest cloud provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Quiessence has been recognized as “Best of New York” by City Tech Foundation, published in “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime,” “Tribe of Hackers: Blue Team Edition,” “97 Things Every Information Security Professional Should Know,” and awarded Security Team of the Year for the public sector by FireEye.

June 7, 9:00 A.M.

"Breaking Hearts and Taking Tether"

"HODL" with FBI Albany on a cautionary tale of online romance and revenge. Bring your AI Buzzword Bingo card for our look at a future with generative AI as an attacker resource.

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Janeen DiGuiseppi 

Director Christopher Wray has named Janeen DiGuiseppi as the Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office in Albany, New York. Most recently, DiGuiseppi was the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Training Division. DiGuiseppi joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1999 and was first assigned to the Salt Lake City Field Office, where she worked violent crime, drug, and public corruption violations. In 2008, DiGuiseppi was promoted to Assistant Legal Attaché in Baghdad and supervised the FBI’s Major Crimes Task Force. She returned to Salt Lake City in 2009 and was assigned to the DEA’s Drug Diversion Task Force until she was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in 2010 as the FBI’s biometric lead in Kabul, Afghanistan. DiGuiseppi was assigned to the Memphis Field Office in Tennessee in 2012, where she supervised the civil rights and public corruption programs and the Violent Crimes Against Children/Child Exploitation Task Force. In 2014, she was promoted to Assistant Section Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She later served as the Chief of Staff to the division’s Assistant Director. In 2016, she was named Assistant Section Chief of the Transnational Organized Crime - Eastern Hemisphere Section, where she managed domestic and international programs focused on organized crime and major theft. DiGuiseppi was named Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Denver Field Office in 2017, with oversight of the intelligence and surveillance programs, the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, and the Wyoming resident agencies. In 2019, DiGuiseppi was selected as Section Chief of the FBI Training Division’s Curriculum Management Section and promoted to Deputy Assistant Director in 2020. DiGuiseppi earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, a master’s degree from Western New England College, and a master’s degree from Florida International University. Prior to joining the Bureau, DiGuiseppi served as an officer in the United States Air Force.

David Hinsdale

David currently serves as a Special Agent assigned to the cyber squad in the FBI Albany Field Office. He investigates computer intrusions from both the criminal and national security perspective. His work covers a diverse range of cyber-criminal activities to include Initial Access Vendors, Ransomware, BEC's, Cyberstalking/Harassment, Credit Card Skimming, Identity Theft, and Cryptocurrency Fraud. David is also an FBI Digital Evidence Technician with multiple GIAC certifications and has been a Certified Public Accountant for ten years.

Roderick Link

Roderick has served as one of FBI Albany Division's subject matter experts on digital forensics, cryptanalysis, network, memory and malware analysis in support of FBI operations and computer intrusion investigations. His recent major deployments include containing attackers accessing Super Bowl 2020 infrastructure, combating the SunBurst backdoor at U.S. federal agencies, and assisting with the international arrest of a subject in the US Navy's largest ever public corruption investigation.