Keynote Speaker

Steve Bernard

Chief Executive and Founder, Bernard Global LLC

Steve’s diverse career has spanned nearly 50 years, working and living in over 50 countries.  Between 2002 and 2018 he served Sony Pictures Entertainment/SONY as their Executive Vice President of Global Protection Services (anything, anywhere, anytime).  In July 2018, he founded Bernard Global, LLC a provider of risk and resilience advisory services including cybersecurity, physical security, crisis management and awareness programs.  He currently advises the FBI DSAC and US Department of State OSAC..  He is a sought-after speaker in business, academia and for a variety of media events.  His time in the US Army included a tour in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology.  During his 12 years in municipal police he also graduated from the FBI National Academy.  Steve has been a Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) since 1991. Prior to Sony Steve worked in key leadership roles in high-tech, oil & gas and law-enforcement.

He has been recognized by the FBI, US Department of State, ATF, the CIA and the US Army.


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