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Board Of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors have extensive and varied cybersecurity industry experience, and they provide us with invaluable advice and feedback on our special reports, community resources, and media initiatives.

  • Theresa Payton, former White House CIO, is President & CEO at Fortalice Solutions, LLC and Co-Founder at Dark Cubed.
  • Aileen Alexander is Co-Leader of the Global Cybersecurity Practice at Korn Ferry, and was previously a Professional Staff Member on the Committee of Armed Services in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Dr. Jay, PhD, is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Xerox and the former Deputy CIO for the White House.
  • Shamla Naidoo is Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at IBM. She has 30 years of experience providing strategic leadership in information security for global corporations.
  • Michelle Finneran Dennedy is VP & Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco, and previously held similar roles for McAfee / Intel, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.
  • Mark Goodman is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and currently serves as the Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University.
  • Roger Grimes is a contributing editor covering security for IDG’s CSO, and was previously the InfoWorld magazine computer security columnist for over 12 years, from 2005 to 2017.
  • Ann Barron-DiCamillo is VP, Cyber Threat Intelligence & Incident Response at American Express, and Former Director of the US-CERT.

  • Bob Ackerman is the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity venture capital firm Allegis Capital.
  • Chris Roberts is an elite white hat hacker followed by The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Washington Post, WIRED, Business Insider, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, BBC News, and many others.
  • Kristin Lovejoy is President & CEO at BluVector, and was previously GM of the IBM Security Services Division, IBM’s VP of Information Technology Risk, and IBM’s Global CISO.
  • Alberto Yepez is Co-founder and Managing Director at Trident Capital Cybersecurity, Chairman and Board Member at several top cybersecurity companies, and Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).
  • Pete Chronis is SVP / Chief Information Security Officer at Turner, and author of the new cybersecurity book ‘The Cyber Conundrum’.
  • Siobhan Gorman is a Director in the Washington DC office at Brunswick Group, and was previously a reporter at The Wall Street Journal where she spent 7 years covering topics such as cybersecurity, data and privacy issues, terrorism, counter terrorism, and intelligence.
  • Scott Behm is VP Infosec, Consumer Unit at Symantec where he’s responsible for overseeing information security for the company’s consumer brands, Norton and LifeLock, which help protect a global community of more than 50 million people.
  • Rebecca Hughes Parker is Global Editor-In-Chief for The Cybersecurity Law Report, a part of Acuris, a leading provider of business intelligence and research with 700+ reporters, analysts and developers covering financial markets throughout Europe, Asia and America.
  • Eric Cole is CEO at Secure Anchor Consulting, and Director of Research; Architecture Director of Cyber Defense Curriculum at SANS Institute.
  • Larry Whiteside, Jr. is Co-Founder and VP at International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and CEO at Whiteside Security, LLC.

  • Nada Marie Anid, PH.D. is Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), which has nearly 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students at campuses in Manhattan and Old Westbury, N.Y., Canada, China, and the Middle East.
  • David A. Bray is Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded by Vint Cerf, co-creator of the internet, and he’s the Chief Strategy Officer for the geospatial analytics company MapLarge.
  • Benild Joseph, 25 years-old, is a Limca Book Record holder, Security Researcher, TEDx Speaker and renowned White Hat Hacker, and President of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), India Chapter.
  • Phil Agcaoili is the CISO of Elavon — a top 5 payment processor used by more than 1 million businesses — and SVP at US Bancorp (NYSE: USB), the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States.
  • Harvey Kushner is Director of the Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute, and Chairman of the Cyber Analytics and Criminal Justice Programs at Long Island University (LIU).
  • John E. Dunn is a widely read cybersecurity journalist and the former Co-Founder at Techworld and Computerworld UK.
  • Joseph Steinberg is a recognized cybersecurity thought leader, and emerging technology influencer, and former Inc. Magazine Columnist and Forbes Contributor covering cybersecurity.


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