SHARE Sacramento Featured Speakers

> Monday, March 12


Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter in the U.S. Navy, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments. Carey is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging leadership, high performing organizations and diversity training that directly impacts a company' ROI and bottom line. Her experience in an all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on lessons learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on women's leadership issues. Carey has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to such companies as Cisco, Dell, AT&T and many more. 

> Tuesday, March 13

Mainframe Security: Hacking Hearts and Minds

Mainframe technicians are all-too familiar with the growing threats to data housed on the mainframe, but are fighting against a strong public perception to the contrary. Without a greater focus on education and transparency, the world’s largest organizations will be vulnerable to significant data breaches and the mainframe community will be unable to train the next generation of employees to prevent them. In their keynote presentation, renowned mainframe hackers Phil Young and Chad Rikansrud will share tips for moving the discussion beyond the grass roots to all those who can contribute to mainframe security, as well as some tips for addressing top security issues.

chad_80.jpg Chad Rikansrud is the Director of North American Operations for RSM Partners ( - a world leader in IBM mainframe security consulting services. Chad is a nationally recognized security industry speaker, with appearances at: DEF CON, RSA2017, SHARE, and other regional conferences. Most of Chad’s 20-year career has been in technology leadership for the financial services industry where he has held various senior leadership positions, including worldwide datacenter operations, infrastructure and recovery responsibility, as well as enterprise-wide system z storage.
phil.jpg Philip Young is a leader in legacy system security research. Since 2013 Philip has released tools to aid in the testing of mainframe security and contributed to both the Nmap and Metasploit projects, allowing those with little mainframe capabilities the chance to test their mainframes. In addition to speaking, he has built mainframe security programs for multiple Fortune 100 organizations starting from the ground up to creating a repeatable testing program using both vendor and public toolsets.  He has spoken at multiple conference around the world about mainframe security and hacking, including DEFCON, BlackHat and SHARE, GSE, Vanguard, etc. His hope is that through raising awareness about mainframe security more cybersecurity organizations will take their risk profile more seriously.