2020 Central Ohio InfoSec Summit

September 30 - October 2

Richard A Clarke
Richard A. Clarke served in the White House for an unprecedented ten years, including as the first national Counter-Terrorism czar (National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism), serving under President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush. On 9/11, Clarke was the national crisis manager. During the Bush (43) administration as the nations Cyber-Czar,” Clarke developed the countrys first National Strategy to Defend Cyberspace.  Previously, Clarke was confirmed by the US Senate as Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs in the Bush (41) administration and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence under President Ronald Reagan.
After leaving government following a thirty year public service career, President Obama  asked Clarke to serve on the five-person Presidents Review Group on Intelligence and Technology. Also after his government career, Clarke taught national security management at Harvards Kennedy School of Government for five years and was an ABC News-on-Air Commentator for fifteen years. He has also authored nine books. His first book, Against All Enemies: Inside Americas War on Terror (2004) was a New York Times #1 best seller.  His latest work is The Fifth Domain: Protecting our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats. Clarke has been honored with membership in the national Cyber Security Hall of Fame and given the Lifetime Achievement Award for Cybersecurity by the annual RSA Conference. Dick Clarke is CEO of Good Harbor LLC, a boutique cyber security/risk management consultancy and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute.

Helen Patton


With more years working in the Security, Risk, Privacy and Resiliency professions than she cares to say, Helen Patton enjoys managing information, cyber and privacy risk functions, and advocates using information risk, security and privacy to enable the mission of any organization.
Since July 2013 Helen has assumed the role of Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University.  She manages the Enterprise Security, Privacy, Disaster Recovery and Digital Accessibility teams. In her spare time she occasionally teaches classes and is an interim co-director of the Institute for CyberSecurity and Digital Trust.
Helen actively encourages collaboration across and within industries, to enable better information security and privacy practices.  She believes in improving diversity in the workforce, and mentors people interested in pursuing careers in security, privacy and risk management. 
Helen has a Master’s degree in Public Policy, and has earned Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified In Risk and Systems Control certifications from ISACA.  She is a member of the State of Ohio Cybersecurity Advisory Board, a founding board member of the National Technology Security Coalition, and is an advisory board member of CISOExecNet.



Jack Jones


Jack is one of the foremost authorities in the field of information risk management. He has worked in technology for over 30 years, the past 28 years in information security and risk management. He has a decade of experience as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with three different companies, including a Fortune 100 financial services company. He is the author and creator of the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) framework. He writes about that system in his book Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach, which was inducted into the Cyber Security Canon in 2016.