Tyler Cohen Wood

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Tyler Cohen Wood is an internationally recognized technologist and thought leader with over 21 years of highly technical experience, including 13 of which were spent working for the Department of Defense (DoD). She sits on several global advisory boards such as the Global Cybersecurity Association, EC-Council Incident Handlers global board amongst others.


She is the Co-Founder of the startup, Dark Cryptonite, which is working on leading-edge U.S. patent-pending technology to revolutionize the way governments and businesses operate, making data virtually 100% safe from cyber terrorism and information warfare. Dark Cryptonite utilizes advanced blockchain algorithms and zero trust models with the goal of being the world's first 'All Digital Bunker'.


Tyler is also the Founder and CEO of MyConnectedHealth Inc., a unique global health care platform that connects the best of technology (AI, ML), healthcare, and secure patient crowd data to strategically diagnose and treat disease. Tyler also hosts a live talk show called “MyConnectedLife” on the Voice America network that discusses cybersecurity, health-tech, fintech, and all the latest cyber hot button issues.


Tyler has worked in the private sector as a Director of the Cyber Risk Management group at AT&T, using thought leadership and her cybersecurity expertise to develop new and inventive solutions to protect customers from hackers and the ever-increasing cyber threat landscape.


Prior to that, Tyler worked at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) under the DoD, serving as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Deputy Cyber Division Chief of the Special Communications Division, and the DIA Science and Technologies Directorate-selected Cyber Subject Matter Expert (SME). While at DIA, she developed highly technical cyber solutions, cybersecurity awareness training, and made recommendations and decisions significantly interpreting, developing, and changing critical cyber initiatives and directives affecting current and future DoD and intelligence community programs. She has helped the White House, DoD, federal law enforcement, and the intelligence community thwart many threats to the United States cyber security.


Tyler was also responsible for developing and leading many interagency working groups and task forces to develop, assess and deconflict advanced technical capabilities, techniques, and cybersecurity awareness training currently being used by U.S. Special Forces and the intelligence community to conduct special operations and missions.


As a keynote speaker, author, national security expert, and overall cyber authority, she is relied on to provide unique insight into cyber threats, cyber warfare, mitigating cyber risk, national security, and ensuring industries have the tools and knowledge they need to defend themselves in the digital world. She has received many awards such as Top 10 Cybersecurity Keynote Speakers in Onalytica’s 2023 report, “Who’s Who in Cybersecurity and The Top Influencers and Brands, Cybercrime magazine’s Top 30 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow in 2023”. She was also listed as "Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers to Follow 2023" by The Awards Magazine, 30 Most Inspiring Women in AI 2023 by Engati, Top 10 Cybersecurity speakers and influencers by Kevsbest, and is a Finalist for Cybersecurity of Woman Leader of the Year 2023.


She has given many empowering keynotes and presentations for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100s. Tyler has been a keynote and session speaker at conferences such as RSA, Defcon/Blackhat, HTCIA, Bloomberg Legal Conference Series, DoD Cybercrime Conference, ISSA, ISACA, EY Global and Mobility Talent Conference Berlin, A Gateway to Cybersecurity, Annual Corporate Fleet Conference (AFLA 2018), EC Council, Hacker Halted, FedEx Cyber Security Conference, BankersWeb Conference, Canadian Pharmacy Conference, Raymond James, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and many more.


Tyler’s expertise has made her a highly sought-after guest and writer for both national and local television, radio, print, and online media. She has been featured on Good Morning America, FOX and Friends, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, WGN, among others, and in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Huffington Post.


She is also the author of Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life (2014, The Career Press), which teaches how to safely and successfully navigate the online world, and protect yourself, your children, your business and your privacy.


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The Intersection of Cybersecurity, Emerging Tech, and AI: Unmasking Deepfakes and Social Engineering


In the exciting world of digital innovation, the fusion of cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the landscape. This presentation dives into the heart of these advancements, spotlighting the astonishing rise of deepfakes and the sophisticated evolution of social engineering tactics. Imagine hyper-realistic deepfakes, so convincing they blur the lines between reality and deception, posing monumental risks to individuals and organizations. These AI-generated illusions are not just impressive, but are game-changing and potentially dangerous.


Witness the power of AI firsthand with a deepfake demonstration that showcases its uncanny realism and deceptive potential. Learn to outsmart these digital chameleons with practical tips on detecting deepfakes, using key indicators and cutting edge tools. But the excitement doesn't stop there. Discover how AI is turbocharging social engineering attacks, creating highly convincing phishing emails and voice simulations that exploit human psychology with unprecedented precision. These AI-enhanced tactics make unauthorized access to sensitive information more challenging to detect than ever before.


This presentation emphasizes the urgent need for robust cybersecurity measures and continuous innovation in defense strategies. Ethical considerations and proactive approaches are not just important—they're essential to safeguarding our digital future. Prepare to be engaged, informed, and ready to tackle the thrilling challenges posed by the intersection of cybersecurity, emerging tech, and AI.


Tech for Executives: Mastering Cybersecurity, Emerging Tech, and AI


Tech for Executives is a dynamic presentation designed to empower leaders with the critical knowledge and insights needed to navigate the rapidly evolving landscapes of cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and artificial intelligence. This presentation is led by Tyler Cohen Wood, recently recognized as a Top Executive Management Voice on LinkedIn and the co-founder and CEO of Dark Cryptonite. With a prestigious background as a former US Senior Intelligence Officer and Deputy Chief for the Special Communications Office at the Defense Intelligence Agency, Tyler brings unparalleled expertise and strategic guidance to today’s decision makers. This session is a must-attend for executives seeking to master the complexities of modern technology and cybersecurity.


The presentation delves deep beyond the basics, offering in-depth analyses, cutting edge trends, and practical strategies specifically tailored for the C-suite. Attendees will benefit from use cases as Tyler will share her experiences and insights on leveraging technology to drive business success. Topics will range from fortifying your organization’s cybersecurity posture to seamlessly integrating AI into your business strategy. This presentation is designed to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to stay ahead of the curve and transform complex tech challenges into strategic advantages. With Tyler Cohen Wood's expert guidance, you will gain actionable insights and strategic advice that can help navigate the technological landscape with confidence. From exploring the intricacies of AI and its practical applications to understanding the latest developments in cybersecurity defenses, this presentation is your gateway to informed decision-making and innovation. Embrace the future of technology and lead your organization with the foresight and strategy needed to turn potential challenges into opportunities for growth and success.


Solving the Impossible: Harnessing the Power of the ‘Innovation Mindset’


Innovation is essential for driving progress and solving complex challenges, but how do you foster a mindset and culture of innovation? As a renowned cybersecurity expert, futurist, and inventor, Tyler Cohen Wood has a unique perspective on how anyone can cultivate an Innovation Mindset using first principles thinking.


In this keynote speech, Tyler will explore the power of first principles thinking (same method used by Elon Musk) in driving innovation and solving the impossible. She'll discuss the key traits and strategies of an Innovation Mindset, including curiosity, risk-taking, and a willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.


Drawing from real-world examples and case studies, you'll learn how individuals and organizations have used an Innovative Mindset to tackle seemingly insurmountable problems and create breakthrough solutions. From healthcare to transportation to education, we'll see how innovation can transform industries and positively change lives.


Whether you're an entrepreneur, a leader in a large organization, or simply interested in fostering a mindset of innovation, Tyler will provide you with practical strategies and actionable insights for driving creativity, progress, and collaboration on your “impossible”.


Welcome to the Exponential Age: What Does It Mean for Your Business and Industry?


We are living in a time of unprecedented technological change, with exponential technologies rapidly advancing and converging in ways that are reshaping the world around us. As a renowned cybersecurity expert, futurist, and inventor, Tyler Cohen Wood has a unique perspective on the technological forces driving this change and the implications for individuals, organizations, and society as a whole.


Tyler will discuss the key technologies impacting industry, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics, 3D printing, autonomous mobility, cloud computing, and the internet of things (IoT). Tyler will also explore the implications of the convergence of these technologies are (and will continue to) impact your industry in the future.


You will learn practical insights on how to navigate the fast-changing landscape of technology. She'll discuss the importance of agility and adaptability in this rapidly changing environment, and provide practical strategies for staying ahead of the curve. Tyler will also discuss the ethical and social implications of these technological advancements, including the need to ensure that these technologies are used for the greater good.


Whether you're in the technology industry or simply interested in learning more about the future of technology, you will learn insights and practical strategies for navigating today’s complex landscape. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of today’s exponential technologies could (and will) impact your industry and the tools you need to succeed in a world where change is the only constant.


Redefining Cyber Security by Employing a New Paradigm


The threat of cybersecurity breaches has never been greater, and despite our best efforts, we are losing the battle and will continue to in the future unless we make critical and fundamental shifts to our paradigm. Cybersecurity leaders agree that the field has become one in which we find ourselves in a constant reactive loop, where we’re putting out fires without truly identifying underlying problems. Without addressing the problems, how can we even begin to address the solutions?


In this keynote, Tyler will share her insights into why we are losing the battle with cybersecurity and what we can do to turn the tide. She'll first explore the biggest threats facing organizations of all sizes, including ransomware attacks, phishing scams, third-party exposure, cloud vulnerabilities, and social engineering.  While also exploring how the unique challenges of remote work, connected devices, implants, and AI (deepfake) affect the global cybersecurity landscape.


Then through analogies and case studies, Tyler will demonstrate how by employing a new model and paradigm we can begin to truly solve the cybersecurity and workforce problems we face today along with be better prepared on the threat horizon of tomorrow.


Today's top threats include: Social Engineering (Phishing, Whaling, Baiting, Diversion Theft, Business Email Compromise (BEC), Smishing, Quid Pro Quo, Pretexting, Honeytrap, Tailgating/Piggybacking, etc.), Third-Party Exposure, Configuration Mistakes, Code Injection Attacks, Poor Cyber Hygiene, Cloud Vulnerabilities, Mobile Device Vulnerabilities, Internet of Things, Ransomware, Malware, Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attacks, DNS Tunneling, Poor Data Management, Inadequate Post-Attack Procedures


The Future of Healthcare: Connected and Intelligent


There are two types of people in this world—those who are happy with the healthcare system and anyone who has ever needed to use the healthcare system. For many, the current model of healthcare is frustrating and, at its worst, negligent. People with chronic illnesses or rare diseases are hit especially hard by the gaps in our system.


Tyler Cohen Wood spent her entire career in cybersecurity working with data and understanding the significance of the cyber world in our reality. She used her tech background to develop her idea for a better healthcare system into MyConnectedHealth (MCH), an A.I.-driven view of medicine.  How do we know it works?  Tyler is proof of the concept herself.  By using this innovative strategy, Tyler was able to diagnose herself (confirmed by physicians) with her rare disease—so rare only 300,000 people in the United States have it. Just the mere concept of MCH surpassed the medical system that had failed her for years in a matter of minutes.


In this keynote, Tyler will not only share with you the latest technology and trends happening in healthcare; but inspire your team to think "outside of the box" in order to improve both patient experience & outcomes by fast tracking patient diagnosis and treatment plans, eliminating duplicate tests, and offering cost-saving efficiencies.


Breaking Barriers: The Importance of Women in Technology and Leadership


The world of technology and leadership has historically been male dominated, but that is rapidly changing. Women are increasingly taking on prominent roles in these fields, and their contributions are more critical than ever before. As a successful cybersecurity expert, author, and advocate for women's leadership, Tyler Cohen Wood understands the importance of women in technology and leadership.


In this keynote, Tyler shares her own journey as a woman in technology, sharing personal stories of the challenges she has faced and the strategies she has used to overcome them. She'll also highlight the broader systemic barriers that women face in the industry and provide practical strategies for navigating them. She will also explore the importance of diversity and inclusivity in technology and leadership and provide practical advice on how women can develop their leadership skills and create pathways for advancement in their careers.


Bouncing Back: The Compounding Power of Resilience


Resilience is a critical skill for navigating the challenges of personal and professional life. As a former senior intelligence officer with the Department of Defense, and someone who used AI and Machine Leaning to self-diagnose her own chronic health conditions, Tyler Cohen Wood has extensive experience navigating high-pressure situations and consistently bouncing back from setbacks.


In this keynote, Tyler will share insights on the power of resilience and how it can have a positive compounding effect in both your personal and professional life. Drawing from her own experiences she will share practical, real-world advice on how to develop resilience, including strategies for managing stress, and building a support network. She'll also explore the importance of self-care and mindfulness in helping you bounce back, and forward, from any setbacks.


The Value of Compliance in a Complex & Everchanging World


In today's fast-paced and complex business environment, compliance has never been more important. As a former senior intelligence officer with the Department of Defense and cybersecurity expert, Tyler Cohen Wood has extensive experience navigating compliance requirements in both the public and private sectors.


In this keynote, Tyler will discuss the key compliance challenges facing organizations today, including data privacy regulations, anti-corruption laws, ethical use of AI, and cybersecurity requirements. She'll explore the importance of leadership, and the power of culture as a tool for driving ethical behavior and mitigating risks throughout your organization. 


Whether you're a business leader, compliance officer, or simply interested in staying ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving technological world, Tyler will provide you with actionable insights and strategies for leveraging compliance to drive value and success. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of the importance of compliance and the tools you need to stay compliant while driving innovation and growth.


The New and Improved Big Data Analytics: Good Enough to Solve a Murder?


There’s been a murder! After detailed forensic data collection, law enforcement officials begin to piece together the facts. They parse through physical data, social media, digitally collected data from witnesses and suspects and other open-source intelligence (OSINT) to attempt to piece together the “who done it and why”.


We know that social media, digital devices, and apps we rely on collect information on us. But do we know exactly what that means or just how comprehensive and intimate that data is? Most terms of service will tell you exactly what is collected and that apps have the right to distribute collected content to third parties, usually to make your service better. What isn’t said is how the data is put together, the impact that it can have at the personal, company and national security levels and what form future collection techniques might take.


This presentation will show just how vast the scope of information collection is now and how it will be in the future. We’ll also demonstrate how, when pieced together in the right order, data can even solve a seemingly unsolvable crime.

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