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Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference


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Joseph “Rich” BaichJoseph “Rich” Baich

Chief Information Security Officer and Director of the Office of Cyber Security, Central Intelligence Agency

Joseph “Rich” Baich serves as CIA’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of the Office of Cyber Security (OCS). Mr. Baich brings with him a wealth of technical leadership experience and cybersecurity expertise, including his most recent role as American Insurance Group’s (AIG) Global Chief Information Security Officer. At AIG, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and operating an information security strategy to address their global cyber risks. Previously, Mr. Baich was the CISO for Wells Fargo and a principal at Deloitte. His prior government experience includes retiring as an Information Warfare Officer in the US Navy for NSA and serving as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for the National Infrastructure Protection Center at the FBI. As a member of our Digital C-Suite, he partners with the Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer to further integrate our approaches to cybersecurity, enterprise information technology, and data management. Mr. Baich holds an MBA and a Master of Science in Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College, a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and Naval War College. During his military service, he qualified not only in surface warfare, but in a range of technical fields, including space, cryptology, and information warfare, all while maintaining numerous security industry certifications. He is the author of Winning as a CISO, a leadership sourcebook for security executives. In 2021, Mr. Baich was honored as one of the top 100 CISOs by CISO Connect and was selected by the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) to receive their inaugural 2021 EWF Catalyst award. The EWF Catalyst award was presented to five outstanding male executives that have been exemplary in their engagement, commitment, and support of gender equality.

Cyber Defense is the New Offense 

Tuesday, June 6  |  8:00am – 9:00am

During this keynote, Joseph "Rich" Baich, CISO at the CIA, will share how the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve; threats are emerging as the result of geopolitical issues and technology advancements. The cyber security skilled workforce continues to struggle with over 1,000,000 unfilled job openings. Future conflicts will require private industries to think about how their cyber defenders are trained and equipped to mitigate these emerging threats and potential scenarios. Now is the time for individuals and organizations to think about what technology tool kits, skills development and defensive techniques are required to prepare their organizations to mitigate the current and future emerging cyber threats.

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  • Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference is one of the best ways to keep up to date with your information security and forensics skillset. Vendors, technical presentations, and professional networking make for a truly great conference.
    James M. Dodmead
    Principal Cybersecurity Assessor, Cyber Defense Solutions, Inc.
  • If you are a digital forensics investigator, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force member, or a major crimes detective, this conference is a must. The delivery of content, networking, and hands-on experience is excellent and some of the best I've seen in law enforcement.
    Sean Thompson
    Detective, Roswell Police Department (GA)
  • Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference East continues to be the premier digital forensics conference. We were able to connect and reconnect with so many important forensic professionals.
    John Graham
    Director of Sales and Business Development, Atola Technology
  • This was my first Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference. As a manager of an Extraction/Intel Section I was unsure about attending. It was amazing, I learned so much and am a far better leader understanding more about what my people are doing and why they are always asking for new equipment. So many new contacts to help move our section forward.
    Brian Baird
    Lieutenant Intel & Polygraph Supervisor, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
  • The event is very complete. The main players of digital forensics are present. Presentations are dynamic and confraternization events are amazing. It is an important opportunity to talk directly to developers, get news announcements and ask for improvements.
    Lilian Noronha Nassif
    Forensic Examiner, Public Ministry of Minas Gerais State (Brazil)

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