- Bio: Ryan Kriger is an Assistant Attorney General in the Vermont Office of the Attorney General’s Public Protection Division. He handles antitrust and consumer protection issues, with a focus on technology and data security. Mr. Kriger has investigated several local and national security breaches, and is often called to testify before the state legislature on issues involving competition and consumer protection. He was involved in recent amendments to Vermont’s Data Breach Notification Act. Mr. Kriger also works on Vermont’s recent first-of-its-kind litigation against a so-called “patent troll.”
Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Kriger practiced for several years in New York City, working for both corporate defense firms and class action plaintiffs’ firms and focusing on antitrust complex litigation and commercial litigation, as well as electronic discovery and legal ethics.
Johnathan T. Rajewski:
- Bio: Jonathan T Rajewski is the Director of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Digital Forensic/Cyber Security Professor at Champlain College in Burlington Vermont. Aside from his teaching role, he conducts / leads investigations and research in the areas of digital forensics / mobile phones / network forensics and cyber security. He is a regular speaker at several international conferences and loves to teach and help others.
William Sorrell, Attorney General
- Bio: A native and resident of Burlington, Vermont, Attorney General William H. Sorrell graduated from the University of Notre Dame (AB, magna cum laude, 1970) and Cornell Law School (JD, 1974). Bill served as Chittenden County Deputy State’s Attorney from 1975-1977; Chittenden County State’s Attorney, 1977-78 and 1989-1992; engaged in private law practice at McNeil, Murray & Sorrell, 1978-1989; and served as Vermont’s Secretary of Administration, 1992-1997. As State’s Attorney, he personally successfully prosecuted several significant matters, including the first case allowing the admissibility of DNA evidence in a Vermont State Court and a ten-year-old homicide in which the victim’s body had never been found. In May of 1997 Governor Howard Dean appointed General Sorrell to fill the unexpired term of former Attorney General Jeffrey Amestoy, who had been named Vermont’s Chief Justice. Bill has been re-elected to full terms in November 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Peter Stephenson, PhD.
- Bio: Peter Stephenson is a cyber criminologist, digital investigator, and digital forensic scientist. He teaches network attack and defense, digital forensics, and cyber investigation at Norwich, where he serves as the chief information security officer and director of the school’s Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics.
He began his career in 1964 as a crypto tech in the US Navy. He operated a consulting practice for more than 20 years and has worked for companies such as Siemens and Tektronix. He lectures extensively on digital investigation and security and has written, edited, or contributed to 16 books and several hundred articles. He is an information assurance advisor for the state of Vermont and Combined Endeavor (the world’s largest international joint interoperability event).
He holds a doctorate degree in computing from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, and master’s degree in diplomacy from Norwich University. He also holds CISSP, CISM, and FICAF designations.