Security Questions About the Cloud…Answered

PANELISTS: John Cullinane, CSO, WGL Holdings; Hart Rossman, Director of Global Security, Amazon Web Services; Jason Winder, Founding Partner, Aerstone;

MODERATOR: Naomi Nix, Reporter, Bloomberg News

SUMMARY: This panel of utility and technology professionals will discuss the facts and misperceptions related to cybersecurity for cloud services. As cloud solutions continue to advance, so do the threats, as well as preventative strategies of the leading technology firms.


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Panel Preview: Hart Rossman

Panel Preview: John Cullinane, WGL Holdings

Panel Preview: Jason Winder, Founding Partner, Aerstone



John Cullinane is Chief Security Officer for WGL Holdings, a publicly traded energy company based in Washington D.C. John has over 25 years of experience in the utility business and has held a variety of leadership and senior technical positions during his tenure, including assignments as a senior architect and Division Head of Information Technology Services.

Early in his career, John spent 10 years in the Consumer Services department as a technical architect implementing and managing the company’s wireless mobile data network and automated meter reading system. During this time, he served as a member of Motorola’s Mobile Data Users Group executive committee and was a frequent presenter at national forums focused on designing and implementing wireless- based networks.

John is a current member of the American Gas Association (AGA) Cyber Security Task Force, Verizon’s Customer Advisory Board and a recent graduate of the Leadership Maryland Executive Program.

Jason Winder is the Founding Partner of Aerstone, an NSA-certified boutique cybersecurity consultancy. Jason has 25 years of experience in the information security field, consulting to Fortune 100 companies on a broad range of enterprise security issues. He additionally serves as an advisor to the U.S. Intelligence Community on a variety of issues related to identity and access management, and is the migration architect behind the ODNI’s “IC ITE” cloud services initiative, which seeks to provide a single identity and desktop for intel community employees across the globe. Jason has an undergraduate degree in economics from Drew University, holds dual Master’s degrees from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and speaks several languages with varying degrees of fluency. In his spare time he enjoys foreign travel, blues guitar, screenwriting, and cooking; his golf and bowling scores are interchangeable.

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