SPEAKERS 2019-07-30T18:38:23+00:00


Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, MSEdheadshot Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg

Keynote Speaker Opening Session

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, is a professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He practices social adolescent medicine — medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors impact upon both physical and emotional health. The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience.

Dr. Ginsburg is the co-director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, which promotes the health, character and well-being of adolescents through education, research and advocacy. He is also the medical director for Covenant House, Pennsylvania, a care system that serves homeless, street and marginalized youth in Philadelphia.

Dr. Ginsburg developed the teen-centered method, which is a mixed qualitative/quantitative methodology that helps youth to generate, prioritize and explain their own proposed solutions to social problems and to teach clinicians how to better serve them. In addition to his research publications, he also has five parenting books including, “Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust,” “Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings” and “Letting Go with Love and Confidence,” all published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Ginsburg is also the author of “Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development,” a comprehensive multimedia toolkit published by the AAP.

Dr. Ginsburg lectures widely to national and international parent and professional audiences. He has also worked closely with the U.S. Military, the Boys & Girls Club of America and the National Congress of American Indians to deepen the role of resilience-building strategies in their programming.


Scott Buchananheadshot of Scott Buchanan

Keynote Speaker Day Two

Scott Buchanan currently serves as chief for Operational Planning and Readiness (Acting) and deputy director for the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC). In this capacity, he leads the operational planning for the newly formed Integrated Operations Division within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the NICC which assists the private sector during periods of crisis.

The NICC serves as the national focal point for critical infrastructure partners to obtain situational awareness and integrated actionable information to protect and facilitate recovery of physical critical infrastructure. The NICC establishes and maintains relationships with critical infrastructure partners both within and outside the Federal Government and collaborate with those Federal departments and agencies and private sector partners to monitor potential, developing and current regional and national operations of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors. Part of this mission is to ensure effective collaboration and communication between the NICC and National Operations Centers/situational awareness partners, including internal DHS entities such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency-National National Response Coordinating Center (FEMA NRCC), as well as other government and private sector critical infrastructure partners to heighten NICC overall situational awareness and visibility.

Prior to his time in IP, Buchanan was the federal lead for the Aviation Cyber Initiative (ACI) and the operations chief for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team from 2016-2018. In this role, he provided cyber incident support, as well as intelligence and threat analysis and started the ACI which is a whole-of-government approach to ensuring the cybersecurity of the National Airspace System. He also was the lead for the Cybersecurity Assessment Program out of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Scott is also a retired United States Marine Corps officer.

Buchanan holds several advanced degrees and certificates, including a Master of Science degree in information systems from Strayer University, executive master’s certificates in information systems and operations and information systems technology from the Naval Post Graduate School and is currently all but dissertation pursuing a doctoral degree in cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University. Buchanan is also an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities teaching cybersecurity, computer science and information systems.