After a series of recent high-profile hacks, cybersecurity sits squarely at the top of company and orgnization to-do lists. HWA represents leading cyber experts who can address the broad spectrum of challenges involved in cybersecurity—from prevention and detection to recovery—and are able to shed light on the impacts of this crucial, ever-evolving issue.
JIMMY WALESFounder, Wikipedia, World's 5th Most Visited Website; Founder, Wikitribune, groundbreaking news platform
Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People," Wales is one of the most sought-after visionaries in business and technology. Wales tackles the topic of cybersecurity from many angles, addressing the dangers of government snooping, the value of encryption, and the negative impact of cybersecurity failures on freedom of expression and democracy. In high-demand for his engaging and informative commentary, he recently spoke about technology's full potential and its perils at the BBVA Compass Innovation Forum and appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to deliver frank analysis on the WannaCry cyberattack.

"Jimmy Wales was absolutely WONDERFUL! We loved having him here. He is such a kind and eloquent man. A true pleasure! ... The feedback we've received has been outstanding! Everyone is so impressed by Mr. Wales!"

-Angenehme-Unterhaltungs GmbH (Night of Innovation, Event Producers)
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TIM BERNERS-LEEInventor of the World Wide Web; President, Open Data Institute 
Who better to shed light on cybersecurity than the inventor of the World Wide Web? Named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,” Sir Tim remains an innovative thought leader in the world of tech, uniquely qualified to speak on issues of privacy, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and more. Just awarded the prestigious Turing Award, known as the “Nobel Prize” of the computing industry, Sir Tim’s recent open letter on three things that need to change about the web went viral.

"I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful event last night. The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and all the guests greatly valued your insights and perspectives. A number commented to me that it was the best EY event they had ever attended. That is a testament to your genius and interactive style."

-Ernst & Young
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JANE LUTEFormer Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-2013); President and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity; Board Member, Center for Internet Security
Lute has dedicated her career to enhancing global security and handling crises. Just elected to the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation due to her cybersecurity expertise, Lute is frequently in-demand by major conferences and the media alike to address everything from the evolving landscape of cyber threats to how they are most effectively handled. She recently delivered a TECH Talk at the Symantec Government Symposium, spoke on a panel at the RSA Conference, and was sought-out for her insights on what she called a “global cyber awakening” for global supply chains as they are permeated by tech.
“Jane brings to the table a wealth of crisis-management and complex organizational leadership experience. She is a deep and strategic thinker, a tested and accomplished manager, and she knows how to get things done.”

- Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (2009-2013)

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WILLIAM BRATTONPolice Commissioner of New York City (1994-1996) (2014-2016); Chief of Police of Los Angeles (2002-2009); Vice Chairman, Homeland Security Advisory Council
The only person to ever lead the police departments of America's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, William J. Bratton has led a 46-year career in law enforcement marked by sharp reductions in crime thanks to his innovative use of new technologies. Under Bratton’s leadership, the NYPD participated in the first-ever Cyber Task Force in conjunction with the FBI and MTA to better target and anticipate cyber-related criminal activity. Currently, as a Senior Managing Director of global advisory firm Teneo, Bratton advises CEO’s and top business leaders on cyber risk management
"Let me congratulate you on an outstanding presentation...Your remarks were on point and easy to translate to our environment. Your delivery was nothing short of inspirational. I can't remember an outside speaker engaging our audience so thoroughly with such credibility. I think our people are now much better equipped to face 'impossible' situations. I would expect that other J&J organizations will be booking you in the future." 

- Johnson & Johnson


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LIZ SHERWOOD-RANDALLDeputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017); Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council, The White House (2009-2013); Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense (1994-1996)
Sherwood-Randall is an expert in the "softer side" of cybersecurity, able to highlight how cyber relates to energy security and national security, and helping organizations protect themselves by making faster, more effective decisions. Following the 2015 Russia cyberattack on Ukraine, Sherwood-Randall was on the frontlines of the response, and used the event as an opportunity to brief U.S. electric power grid industry executives on how to better prepare and defend. She recently keynoted the DOE Cyber Conference and spoke at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, Bloomberg Government Spotlight on Cybersecurity, and the Aspen Ideas Festival.
"Liz brings deep expertise and a track record of accomplishment in defense issues...The president will look to her to bring significant energy and capability to his second term as we pursue the ambitious goals he set forth...and prepare our military to defend the American people and our allies against the threats we face today and in the future."

- Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor (2010-2013)


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DANIEL HOFFMANFormer CIA Senior Executive Clandestine Service Officer

With a combined 30 years of distinguished government service, Hoffman applies an intelligence model to cyber security, sharing with audiences how they can develop a robust strategy to more effectively protect the data, money, and reputation on which commercial success relies. A recent keynote speaker at IBM InterConnect on security in cyberspace, Hoffman frequently receives rave reviews: “Dan totally nailed it. His presentation was great, extremely well-received, his content was really interesting, and afterwards, Dan was mobbed by attendees who couldn’t get enough of him” (Drury Design).
KAREN ELAZARIInternational Cybersecurity Expert; Award-Winning TED Speaker

The first-ever Israeli woman to speak at the prestigious TED Conference, Elazari’s now-famous TEDTalk, “Hackers: The Internet’s Immune System,” has been viewed 1.5 million times and translated into 26 languages. A true cyber thought leader and trusted security analyst, Elazari has worked with government organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Recently delivering a keynote at TD Ameritrade’s National Linc conference, Elazari’s warning to financial advisors that a poor understanding of cybersecurity can leave companies vulnerable made headlines in CNBC.  Her recent article in Financial Times also highlighted how hackers can be a force for corporate good.
CHARLIE MILLER: Renowned Automotive and iPhone Hacker; Former hacker for the National Security Agency; Head of Autonomous Vehicle Security at Didi Chuxing

One of the “most technically proficient hackers on Earth” according to, Miller is a 4-time winner of the “Super Bowl” of computer hacking, the Pwn2Own Competition, and counts being the first person to remotely hack an iPhone and Android among his many accomplishments. A sought-after speaker at the Black Hat Security Conference, DEFCON Security Conference and more, Miller’s unique talents and insights have major corporate implications: in 2015, Chrysler recalled 1.4 million vehicles after Miller helped demonstrate he could remotely hijack a Jeep’s digital systems via internet.
KEVIN MITNICKChief “White-Hat” Hacker, Global Ghost Team™—The World’s Top Security Penetration Testing Team; CEO, Mitnick Security

Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide. Mitnick uses technology and knowledge to provide unparalleled analysis and insight into companies’ security risks and vulnerabilities. Hailed as “funny and definitely in the zone” (Microsoft) and praised for leaving audiences on “the edge of their seats” (Core BTS), Mitnick brings a conversational style to complex issues. Recently, he provided Wall Street executives a first-hand explanation of the WannaCry cyberattack at the 2017 Cyber Investing Summit and also just released a new book, The Art of Invisibility, which offers privacy tips. 
KEVIN POULSEN: Former Black-Hat Hacker; Award-Winning Journalist; Cybercrime Expert

As a former hacker, Poulsen knows the world of cybersecurity from the inside out. A founder of SecureDrop, an open-source software platform that provides secure communication between journalists and their sources, Poulsen authored Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground, revealing unparalleled expertise and access into the twenty-first century’s signature form of organized crime. As a writer at Wired, he has recently provided insightful analysis on Russia and the DNC hack and the FBI’s use of hackers in security efforts.
In the last few weeks, every business and organization has been asking who are the top speakers at the forefront of cybersecurity. These HWA Speakers know the world of cyber inside and out, able to expose businesses' security vulnerabilities and anticipate future risks. Whether you’re hosting a client meeting or an internal seminar, cyber is THE crucial topic driving conversations and HWA has the speakers best qualified to address it. Let's connect and discuss bringing one of these expert speakers to your next event.