CISO 360 USA Chaired by
Digital Risk Management, Security and Compliance Advisor
Born at a very early age and growing up in a culture where cyber was a prefix for anything automated, menacing and malevolent (how history has a tendency of repeating itself), Marcus entered the world of Data Processing as it was known back then after graduating from university. Lured by the flashing console lights (it was also the disco era), the whirl of the magnetic tape and the click clack of the keypunch machine (TSO was still a dream), Marcus became a COBOL programmer, becoming prolific in Michael Jackson’s structured programming methodology (who would have known what future lay ahead for Michael).
Having moved into analysis and then data architecture Marcus became the first devolved Information Risk and Security Manager for Barclaycard. After seven years in that role he moved banks and became Head of Information Security for Abbey National plc, now Santander UK. After six years at Abbey and a move into consulting for a large UK utilities company Marcus joined KPMG as a Principal Advisor. Eighteen months later he joined Lloyd’s of London as its CISO and subsequently became its Head of Digital Risk Management and Compliance, also embracing responsibility for data protection and privacy, during his 10 years tenure there.
Having worked in IT for over 40 years, specialising in information risk, protection, security and compliance for the latter 27 years or so, Marcus decided to leave full-time corporate life and move to the South Coast of England in mid-2017, ever the seafaring Fisherman’s Friend. As well as being a proud member of the Pulse Conferences family, Marcus now provides pro bono advisory and volunteering services and is a guest lecturer at the University of Portsmouth.
International speaking panel
Arnold Felberbaum, is currently an Adjunct Professor at NJIT and NYU focusing on Information Technology Risk, Compliance, Information, and Cyber Security. For almost five decades Arnold served as a Senior Executive at Fortune 100 companies as an Architect, CISO, CIO and COO responsible for global security, risk, compliance, DevOps and Cloud activities.
In addition to teaching, Arnold provides cyber briefings to executives at private companies and counsels colleagues regarding threat intelligence. He is passionate about eradicating ignorance of the intersection of technology and privacy, and protecting companies and people from cyberthreats.
Ajoy Kumar is recognized cybersecurity and IT Risk executive with a proven track record in managing global, cost-effective programs that meet business and regulatory requirements for large financial institutions. He has accomplished setting up industry recognized Software Security programs at DTCC, JPMC and UBS. He has proven track record of successful integration/merger of security and risk functions and ability to realize efficiencies for the firm. He is currently responsible for Application Security, IT Risk & Vendor risk programs to meet rigorous regulatory needs.
Addison Vedadi holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Business Management with a focus on Economics from Miami University and is completing a Masters of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He began his career in the Healthcare IT space, working with large hospital networks nationwide to adopt Electronic Health Record platforms and Electronic Prescribing practices while working on internal software development efforts such as a HIPAA certified messaging system and electronic prescribing of controlled substances. As a Management Consultant specializing in business process re-engineering, Addison next worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs on developing their entire portfolio of Enterprise for Veteran Self Service web portals, which involved simplifying and digitizing the application and status tracking processes for all benefits available to our nation’s Veterans. For the past two years, he has been leading Business Development activities at TDI that focus on delivering services to include Security Engineering and Architecture, Computer Network Defense, Malware Engineering, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cloud Services, Privacy Support, Continuous Monitoring, Incident Response, Identity Access and Management.
Eduardo Jany is the Executive Officer for the award winning Bloomberg, LP Global Security Operations Team tasked with physical security, protective services, event security and investigations for more than 20,000 employees and over 190 offices in more than 70 countries. He has over 25 years of experience in security having led consulting, training and advisory services for international security and law enforcement projects with special emphasis on Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. He retired as a Colonel from the United States Marine Corps having served over 33 years of combined active and reserve duty in Special Operations, Anti-Terrorism, Reconnaissance and Infantry assignments as well as prior service in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He also retired from law enforcement as a Police Captain after more than 20 years of active police service in Florida, Minnesota and Washington State. Eduardo received a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville and attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate studies. He was a 2013 Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government, the National Defense University National Security Program, and is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the FBI DSEA Executive National Academy. Eduardo earned numerous US and foreign awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Police Medal of Valor. He is the Chairman of the Overseas Security Advisory Council – Latin America Regional Council, Chairman of the USVI Public Safety Support Foundation; a member of the FDR Four Freedoms Park Board, the Citizen’s Crime Commission of New York City and is a member of ASIS, the National Tactical Officer Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Cyber Security professional with over 10+ years experience developing strategy and managing a wide variety of security programs and products for the Public and Private sector. A natural leader able to supervise and motivate multifaceted teams while also having deep technical background. Interpersonal skills demonstrated while directing large teams and complicated projects in Security Architecture , IOT/OT and Cyber Fusion.
Ishana Gupta is a Cyber Security Manager at Darktrace, the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber defense. She has worked extensively with clients across numerous industry verticals, from Finance and Healthcare to Retail and Education, helping them deploy Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System, the only AI technology capable of detecting and autonomously responding to early-stage cyber-threats. Ishana graduated with a Master’s degree from New York University and is based out of Darktrace’s New York office.
Jay Doyle is a Managing Director at Ankura with over 26 years of law enforcement, national security, and cybersecurity experience. Jay is a recognized senior expert in shaping information security strategy and leading operational and intelligence resources across national and global enterprises. He has a track record of building trusted relationships while driving multiple, concurrent, collaborative projects. He is based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Ankura, Jay served at the Executive Assistant Director for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Cyber Directorate where he was responsible all cyber investigations, operations and digital multimedia forensics across 191 locations in 41 countries. He also served as the Deputy Director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force where he directed whole of government cyber activities for more than 33 Departments, Agencies, private industry and foreign partners.
Jason Stradley is a Sr. Security Executive specializing in the transformation of misaligned or immature cybersecurity programs into world class programs aligned to the business resulting in more resilient and nimble organizations. Mr. Stradley is an accomplished, versatile Security Executive with a successful track record of designing and implementing global cyber / info security programs, articulating the value of such programs to Board and Executive levels, building and managing security teams, enabling cyber risk management across the enterprise through broad stakeholder collaboration and consensus.
Jesse K. Dean, CISSP, PMP has over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity and IT. His career in cybersecurity began in 2003 in support of a preeminent law enforcement agency and expanded during his ten years at Booz Allen Hamilton, where as a Sr. Associate he consulted for dozens of U.S. defense and civilian agencies in the areas of cybersecurity policy, audit, and compliance. Jesse transitioned in 2014 to General Dynamics (GDIT) where in his new role, he led large IT infrastructure projects in healthcare to include on-prem and AWS cloud which supported several critical White House initiatives around affordable care, his program winning the FedHealthIT Award for innovation. Jesse is currently at TDI, a Washington, DC based cybersecurity firm where he’s been focused on innovative ways CISO’s can measure and improve cybersecurity performance and do more with less. He holds a Master’s in Information Technology, with a concentration in Information Systems Project Management from the George Washington University.
Konstantinos is the Senior Quantum Computing Technologist for Protiviti, and also leads the firm’s NYC Hacking Lab. He has worked with research teams to help bring emerging technologies in AI, blockchain, and quantum cryptography to InfoSec today. Konstantinos also specializes in hacking financial applications, including smart contracts, and has spoken at dozens of technical conferences around the world, including DEF CON, Black Hat, RSA, and ISF World Security Congress.
Michael is responsible for Information Security, Physical Security, Operational Resilience and Health and Safety for AXA’s businesses in the US, AXA UK & Ireland, the AXA XL group, AXA’s Asset Management businesses (including AXA IM, Architas, and others) and AXA Global Health. There are CSO’s reporting into Michael in each of these businesses.
An experienced CSO/CISO with more than 20 years experience in financial services, Michael has a strong side-interest in computer forensics and in the management of digital evidence. Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1987 where he studied Mathematics and Computer Science. He has since lived in three continents and has lectured globally on security technology issues. Since 1996 has been working in Security and Technology in Financial Services primarily in London.
Michael is currently the head of cybersecurity at New Avon where he executes on all things security for the corporate and digital properties ranging from strategic through operational. His many years of experience in security started in 1999 and has progressed along with the threat landscape and the technology and process meant to combat them. Solutions Michael has implemented include GRC, enterprise monitoring, SIEM, risk assessment, vulnerability/pen testing management and remediation. Industries that Michael has worked on include Telecom, Real Estate, Direct-Selling and a few start-ups. His “day job” has included more than 20 years doing infrastructure and provides him an end-to-end perspective on the relationship between the business need and its reliance on security. Michael earned degrees in Industrial Psychology & Business from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from Iona College.
As Geopolitical Risk Manager, Ned designed and implemented the geopolitical risk and security intelligence program at American Airlines. Ned manages the assessment and dissemination of threat intelligence, to mitigate security and political risks to American operations worldwide. Ned is also the current Chair of the US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Aviation Security Working Group (ASWG) and on the Executive Board of the OSAC Latin American Regional Council (LARC). Ned previously worked at Royal Dutch Shell, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Congress, and Morgan Stanley. Ned received his B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and his M.A. in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC. He also studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. His graduate coursework focused on terrorism, specifically radicalization among Muslim immigrants in Europe. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.
Paul Innella founded, financed, and built TDI into a world-class multi-million dollar profitable consulting firm, offering cybersecurity services to government agencies and commercial clients around the world. Paul has overseen cyber programs and managed security professionals in the United States, England, Bahrain, Singapore, Japan, and Guam. Since entering the cybersecurity space some 20 years ago, he has endeavored to improve the field through active participation in the cyber community at large, volunteering his time and resources, freely offering expertise via lectures and publications, and by building a company whose entire value system promotes cybersecurity advancement. After nearly two decades as CEO of a company renowned for service delivery excellence, Paul charted and executed a strategy for moving TDI from services only to R&D by leveraging clearly articulated intellectual property in the development of a SaaS solution and embarking on a journey to build a cybersecurity ecosystem. He is a CISSP who holds a B.S. in Computer Science from James Madison University and serves as a Board Member on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, James Madison University STEM Executive Advisory Council, and the WashingtonExec’s Cyber Council.
An experienced Senior Leader & Corporate Executive, Security & Risk Professional, Ray is a globally acknowledged and well-known thought leader; recognised and highly respected as someone who delivers. Ray has sat on global programmes for the World Economic Forum on Cyber Resilience and the Advisory Board for the Information Security Forum. Ray has held Group CISO/CSO & EVP roles for BT, National Grid, Interoute, Redwood Technologies and Airbus UK. He has been fortunate enough to have held global accountability, ranging from consultancy, through to design, build and run of managed services; including full profit and loss ownership for multiple business lines, while combining this experience with protection of Critical National Infrastructure in the Energy and Communications industries.
Dr. Robert Coles is the Director of Cumberland House Consulting Ltd, specialising in cyber security strategy, programme delivery and Non-Exec and Board Advisory roles. He is also an Honorary Professor at UCL and Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds a number of commercial board positions including Chair of the Crossword Consulting Ltd Board, Chair of the Crossword Cybersecurity PLC advisory board, member of the advisory boards for Think Cyber Ltd, UK bank, a US pharmaceutical and the Government of Singapore Ministry of Health and member of the Tech-Nation Cybersecurity judging panel. Robert has over 30 years of cybersecurity experience and has held a number of Chief Information Security Officer positions, including for the NHS and health and care system, GSK, National Grid and Merrill Lynch. In all these roles, he owned the information security risk and was responsible for providing leadership across the organisations. He was accountable to the Executive and their Boards for establishing information security strategy and direction, building information security teams and delivering the information security change programme. Prior to these CISO roles, he held a number of “head of” roles at Royal Bank of Scotland, and was the first lead partner, and set up, KPMG’s Information Security Services for EMEA. Robert has extensive links with major industry information security networking groups and government security agencies. He also has links with a number of universities and participates in leading edge research, particularly with Royal Holloway where he is an Executive Sponsor for the Institute of Information Security Innovation, and Cranfield University where he is an executive sponsor for the Cyber Masters Programme. He was awarded a PhD in psychology by the University of Leeds for his work on the perceptions of information and IT risk and has published and presented on this and other topics.
Ron Woerner, CISSP, CISM is a noted consultant, speaker and writer in the Security industry. As the Cyber-AAA Chief Security Evangelist, he delivers assurance, awareness and answers to small, medium, and large organizations. Ron established the Cybersecurity Studies program at Bellevue University, an NSA Center of Academic Excellence where he still teaches. He has been a featured speaker at the TEDx, (ISC)2, ISACA, and RSA conferences. Ron is always looking for more hackers.
Twenty years of experience with information technology and information security. My focus is on Cybersecurity Awareness, Information Governance, and Network Security. Masters Degrees from St. John’s University and Columbia University. Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University.
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