Webinar Series

Discover | Protect | Prepare


Increase in Cyber Attacks


Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a massive increase in cyber-attacks:

Exploiting fear and uncertainty created by the pandemic to take advantage of vulnerable individuals.

• Taking advantage of increased work from home.

• Especially brutal cyber-attacks on the supply chain that provides the equipment and materials necessary to fight the virus.

• Nasty attacks on hospitals and medical infrastructure fighting to save lives. 

Responding to the Attacks


We will discuss some of the measures people have taken to help those attacked while disabling some of the attacks. This is being done by companies and also by individual volunteers who have come together to create a taskforce to protect the people and institutions fighting these invisible attackers.

Preparing for the Future


Join us to exchange information about what is happening, how we can fight back to shut down these attacks and how we can help those who have already fallen victim. Join us for a live webinar to learn about the threats we are currently facing, how you can help, and what we can do to be better prepared for the next global pandemic. 


What We Can Do Now to Prepare for the Next Pandemic 

May 6th

 11am - 12pm PDT

⁠2pm - 3pm EDT


Fleming Shi

CTO at Barracuda

Fleming joined Barracuda in 2004 as the founding engineer for the company’s web security product offerings, helping to create the first version of Barracuda’s message archiving product and paving the way for expansion into new content security product areas. As Chief Technology Officer, Fleming leads the company’s threat research and innovation engineering teams in building future technology platforms to deliver continued success in our security and data protection products. He has more than 20 patents granted or pending in network and content security. Previously: ehit, Velosel, Ebrary Fun Fact: First computer was a Commodore VIC-20.

Joel Holland

CTO at Security On-Demand

Joel serves as Chief Technology Officer for Security On Demand, a global MSSP. Joel has responsibility for security operations, product development, research and development, infrastructure and compliance. Joel brings over 30 years of professional experience in product development and security. Prior to joining Security On-Demand, Joel spent 10 years at EISI, a software and SaaS provider to the financial services industry where he served as Chief Information Security Officer and Vice-President of Operations. Prior to EISI, Joel was VP of Engineering & Operations for StyleLogic. Joel began his career as a nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy. He studied nuclear engineering at Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern and eventually at the Navy Nuclear Power program. Joel holds certifications in Theory of Constraints, ISO 27001, CRISC, LEAN, Six Sigma and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Diana Neuman

Executive Director of BCI

Diana joined Bace Cybersecurity Institute to help honor and continue the legacy of security leadership and visionary work that Becky Bace directly inspired. Diana has been in cybersecurity for over 20 years, focusing on cutting edge research in both consulting areas (like penetration testing and security architecture design) as well as product research, resulting in multiple patents and commercial software packages. Those research efforts have been focused on both specialized problems including work for the government, as well as universal issues, like eliminating passwords and making security easier to use, that impact everyone. As executive director of BCI, Diana is the chief volunteer helping bring together our amazing members, experts, and volunteers to make the Internet safer for everyone.

Marc Rogers

VP Cybersecurity Strategy at Okta

Marc Rogers is the VP of Cybersecurity Strategy at Okta. With a career that spans more than twenty years, he has been hacking since the 80’s and is now a white-hat hacker renowned for hacking things like Apple's TouchID and the Tesla Model S. Prior to Okta, Mr. Rogers served as the Head of Security for Cloudflare and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. He's been a CISO in South Korea and has also co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup. In his role as technical advisor on “Mr. Robot,” he helped create hacks for the show. He's also an organizer and the Head of Security for the world’s largest hacking conference: DEF CON. Most recently Mr Rogers helped found the CTI League, a multi national cybersecurity initiative combining industry professionals, government agencies and law enforcement from 80 different countries.

Nina Alli

Executive Director of the Biohacking Village at DEF CON

Nina is the Executive Director of the Biohacking Village at DEF CON and has worked in healthcare tech/sec for 16 years, primarily in Electronic Medical Record and connected IoT medical devices. Nina worked as a Scientist in Residence at the New York Academy of Sciences and has served in the US Marine Corps.

Mark Cummings

CTO at Bace Cybersecurity Institute

Mark Cummings Ph.D. has been lucky enough to be involved in every technical revolution in the last 45 years – both the successes and the failures. His goal for the next ten years is to help navigate through these challenging times - helping people avoid past mistakes and achieve the full promise of our rapidly evolving technology/business/social landscape. He is currently involved in a number of projects including Orchestral Networks, where he is the inventor of the patented technology behind the company’s products, and Bace Cybersecurity Institute where he is a Founding Member and Chief Technology Officer. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Tohoku Imperial University in Japan, an MBA in Communications Management from Wharton, and a BA, in Broadcast Communications Arts from San Francisco State University. Mark is based in Silicon Valley.⁠


Responding to COVID-19 Changing the Cybersecurity Landscape Webinar

May 6th 

11am - 12pm PDT

⁠2pm - 3pm EDT



11:00 - 11:05

Settle in.  

11:05 - 11:10

Diana Neuman, Executive Director of Bace Cybersecurity Institute (BCI)

Will give a short welcome.

11:10 - 11:18

Mark Cummings, CTO of Bace Cybersecurity Institute (BCI)

Will outline the purpose of the seminar series and discuss: 

  • Immediate response to this crisis and learning from this one to better prepare for the next one. 
  • The need to have government organizations focus on this learning and preparation activity. 
  • The need to explore other government/ industry/ civil cooperation. Although pointing to US government agencies, this is an international problem and international cooperation is essential.
  • Future webinars will be held at the same time/logistics every other week and each will focus on a single subject, office hours will be hosted every Friday at 11am PDT following each webinar.

11:18 - 11:26

Fleming Shi, CTO of Barracuda

Will briefly describe what Barracuda is seeing in the attack space.

11:26 - 11:34

Marc Rogers, VP Cybersecurity Strategy of Okta

Will describe CTI and what they are doing to respond.

11:34 - 11:40

Joel Holland, CTO of Security on-Demand

Will discuss how the dramatic increase in the use of Cloud is requiring new security tools.

11:40 - 11:48

Nina Alli, Executive Director of Biohacking Village at DEF CON

Will describe how the cyber security community can learn from the biohacker community and how the biohacker community can learn from the cyber security community.

11:48 - 11:53

Mark Cummings, CTO of Bace Cybersecurity Institute (BCI)

Will speak about future webinar topics.

11:53 - 11:55

Diana Neuman, Executive Director of Bace Cybersecurity Institute (BCI)

Closing remarks.