Cyber Security

Lead: Thomas (Tom) Lockwood

Thomas (Tom) J. Lockwood is a former member of U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) senior leadership team and served three of its secretaries in key leadership roles as well as the White House Office of Cybersecurity Coordination on national cyber strategies securing online transactions. He served as the DHS director for the National Capital Region, the homeland security advisor and deputy director of homeland security for the State of Maryland, and the executive deputy commissioner for homeland security and emergency services for the State of New York. He has experience in the public and private sectors – including the information technology (IT), transportation, chemical, pharmaceutical, and food sectors. 


Michael K. Hamilton

CEO & Managing Partner, MK Hamilton & Associates

Michael Hamilton has nearly 25 years of experience in information security, as a practitioner, consultant, executive, and entrepreneur. As former chief information security officer for the City of Seattle, he managed information security policy, strategy, and operations for 30 government agencies. Previously, he was the managing consultant for VeriSign Global Security Consulting, where he provided expertise for hundreds of organizations, from Fortune 1 to small private colleges, in nearly every sector. He is a subject-matter expert and former vice chair for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council; a member of the Curriculum Advisory Board of Olympic College; and on the Board of Directors of the VanGo Project. His awards include “Member of the Year” with the Association of City and County Information Systems, and Collaboration Award from the Center for Digital Government. Currently, he serves as a policy adviser for the State of Washington Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and spearheads the Public Regional Information Security Event Monitoring (PRISEM) project, a regional cyberevent-monitoring system that is unique in the nation.


David R. Matthews

Founder, Cyber Incident Response Coalition and Analysis Sharing Group

David Matthews is the former director of incident response for Expedia Inc. He has facilitated three regional cyberevent exercises. He also is the founder of the Cyber Incident Response Coalition and Analysis Sharing group. Besides being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), he is a Digital Recovery Forensics Specialist (DRFS), and CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA). He is the author of “Electronically Stored Information: The Complete Guide to Management, Understanding, Acquisition, Storage, Search, and Retrieval,” published in the summer of 2012. He was the recipient of the 2012 Information Security Executive of the Decade-West award.


Matthew Modarelli

Cyber Security Manager, Washington State Emergency Management Division

Matthew Modarelli is the cyber security manager for the Washington State Emergency Management Division. As such, he reports to the director of emergency management, under the direction of the state homeland security advisor. He serves as Washington State’s cybersecurity policy leader and strategist for emergency management. He conducts extensive outreach, collaboration, and integrated policy, planning, and exercise activities with the private, public, tribal, and critical infrastructure/key resource (CIKR) sectors in furtherance of statewide significant cyber incident preparedness. Matthew is a retired federal law enforcement officer. He has Master’s Degrees in Management Information Systems and Operational Art and Design, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


Steven L. Stein

Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Steven L. Stein joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) 37 years ago. At PNNL, he developed an international reputation for technology development and deployment associated with hazardous materials treatment and disposal. After supporting the formation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and helping to build PNNL’s environmental management business to more than $250M/year, he took a special assignment with Battelle Corporate to establish new ventures around smart sensor systems and photonics.  After launching three companies during this four-year assignment, he returned to PNNL, where he began working to enhance the capabilities of emergency managers and first responders at the regional level. For the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency, he led regional engagement efforts focused on recovery from weapons of mass destruction and all-hazard disasters in the Seattle Urban Area and Colorado, leading to the first ever Disaster Recovery Framework for urban areas. He is now a senior technical advisor and the director of the Northwest Regional Technology Center, managing the Responder Technology Alliance, which is focused on development of technology for the first responder of the future.


Colonel Gent Welsh

Chief of Staff, Washington Military Department & Washington National Guard

Colonel Gent Welsh National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington. In his position, he leads an incredibly diverse workforce of both state and federal employees supporting 7,500 personnel involved in the Department’s domestic operations, homeland defense missions, and joint initiatives. He began his military career by enlisting in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1988. He transferred to the Air National Guard in 1992 and was later commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1994. He has served in command roles at the flight, squadron, and group levels in communications and cyber organizations from 1994 to 2011. In 2011, he was appointed as the chief information officer/J6 for the Washington National Guard, specifically focusing on domestic cybersecurity issues. In 2013, he attended the USAF Air War College residence course in Montgomery, Alabama. He assumed his current position upon graduation in June 2014. He has completed contingency assignments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. He holds master’s degrees in strategic studies and communications technology.


Kelly Woods Vaughn

Managing Director, InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA)

Kelly Woods Vaughn is the managing director for InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA). In this role, she works closely with the InfraGard Members Alliances (IMA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation – National Industry Partnership Unit (NIPU), other government agencies, industry, and private sector partners to facilitate cross communication and outreach to promote the InfraGard Program.