Trustworthy AI, ISW Interviews – Pamela Gupta – ESW #335

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1. What does it mean for AI to be trustworthy? – Pamela Gupta – ESW #335



Pamela Gupta
CEO at Trusted AI, an OutSecure Company

Pamela Gupta is CEO of Trusted AI and a global industry expert on Digital Trust, Cybersecurity and AI Governance. With extensive global industry leadership experience in Business Strategy, Technology, emerging technology and Cybersecurity, Pamela is assisting companies with her expertise in critical areas such as achieving business value with AI in a dynamic risk environment.
Ms. Gupta helps clients adopt and succeed by creating a holistic risk based strategic Trustworthy digital foundation. She defined 8 essential pillars of trustworthy AI to help companies create and deploy AI programs that are effective, trustworthy and standardized.
Her insights have shaped the way we look at the impact of Cyberwarfare on Business, strategies for efficient digital transformation, and governance views on Algorithmic failures.
Pamela has been a thought leader on creating and implementing Trustworthy AI for over four years and has demonstrated it is essential to harness the power of AI.
Pamela has 25 years of experience defining Strategy and holistic approach to cybersecurity programs at Global Fortune 50 and above companies. She published holistic Strategic and practitioner’s approach to operationalize Governance – AI TIPS (Artificial Intelligence Transparency, Integrity, Privacy, and Security), a framework for operationalizing governance in building Trustworthy AI systems from the ground up.
Ms Gupta is a keynote speaker and presents regularly globally on AI Cybersecurity, what is Trustworthy AI and the criticality of Trustworthy AI to De-risk business adoption of AI. She has a podcast on all the major podcast platforms – Trustworthy AI: De-risk business adoption of AI.


Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element

2. Getting Real with AI, Ending Point Solutions, InfoSec Burnout – Mike Campfield, Nathan Wenzler, Deidre Diamond – ESW #335

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Mike Campfield
CRO at Uptycs

Mike Campfield is the new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Uptycs. Mike comes to Uptycs from Safeguard Cyber where he was the CRO. Mike has helped scale many prominent technology companies such as Documentum, FireEye, ExtraHop, and EMC. Mike lives in Rhode Island with his wife, two teenage children, and three dogs. Mike loves to compete and you will often hear him quoting famous athletes and coaches (or a random movie reference).

Nathan Wenzler
Chief Security Strategist at Tenable

Nathan Wenzler is the Chief Security Strategist at Tenable, the Exposure Management company. Nathan has over 25 years of experience both in the trenches of and as CISO of Information Security programs for public and private sector firms alike, often building them from scratch. He has also served as an executive management consultant and vCISO for C-suite execs across a wide array of Fortune 1000, nonprofit and government organizations looking to optimize, mature and accelerate their information security and risk management programs. Nathan’s focus areas include vulnerability and exposure management, PAM, incident response, process and workflow improvements, executive-level program management, and the human-focused aspects of InfoSec.

Today, he shares his insight on cybersecurity processes, programs, personnel improvements and communication strategies across the globe at conferences and directly with customers to help mature and accelerate risk management efforts for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Deidre Diamond
Founder & CEO at CyberSN/Secure Diversity

Tech industry veteran, Deidre Diamond, leverages her deep cybersecurity staffing and leadership expertise to guide the success of CyberSN. As Founder and CEO of the largest US technology and services cybersecurity talent acquisition firm in the country, she is a passionate advocate for building diverse, multi-talented teams. Deidre also founded the non-profit, Secure Diversity, which promotes diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Combining 25 years of experience working in technology and staffing, Deidre has a genuine love for the cybersecurity community and has built large-scale sales and operations teams at companies such as Rapid7 and Motion Recruitment where she achieved high performances. She has created cultures based on an ‘anything is possible’ attitude that allows people to achieve above and beyond the usual. By establishing an open communication framework throughout the CyberSN organization, she has created cultures of positive energy, career advancement and kindness that enables teams to reach beyond peak performance and have fun at work.

Deidre encourages the use of EQ skills (Emotional Intelligence skills) of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social skills, and empathy, which are applied by choosing words and behaviors that reflect consideration for each other.


Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance

3. Weaponizing Asset Intelligence, App Sec at ISW – Kevin Johnson, Brian Contos, Stacy Kooistra – ESW #335

Sponsored By

Sevco Security


Kevin Johnson
CEO at Secure Ideas

Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Ideas. Kevin has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is a faculty member at IANS and was an instructor and author for the SANS Institute.

Brian Contos
Chief Strategy Officer at Sevco Security

Brian is Sevco Security’s Chief Strategy Officer, bringing 25 years of security experience, including previous roles as CISO at Verodin (acquired by Mandiant), Chief Security Strategist at Imperva, and CISO at ArcSight. He began his career with the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Stacy Kooistra
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at Dakota State University Applied Research Corporation

Stacy serves as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the Dakota State University Applied Research Corporation (DSU-ARC). DSU-ARC was founded in October of 2022 to perform and manage applied cyber research on behalf of Dakota State University, and in furtherance of the interests of South Dakota and national security.

Stacy also serves as the State Staff Judge Advocate for the South Dakota Air National Guard and the SD Army/Air National Guard Joint Staff, holding the rank of Colonel. He previously served as City Attorney for the City of Sioux Falls from September 2018 to March 2023.

In his private law practice from 2005-2018, Stacy’s primary areas of practice were civil and commercial litigation including contract/business law, construction law, family law, and general civil litigation matters. Since 2013, Stacy has held a Martindale-Hubble peer review rating of AV, which is the highest rating possible.

Prior to practicing law, Stacy served as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer on active duty and in the South Dakota Army National Guard, and also has experience as an active-duty enlisted soldier, business manager, and professional basketball player in Sweden.


Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance