Aric K. Perminter is Founder & Chairman of Lynx Technology Partners, an information security and risk management services company.
In addition to chairing the board of directors, Mr. Perminter is responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and interacting with clients, employees, and other stakeholders. He is Lynx’s primary decision- and policy-maker, setting the tone for the company’s values, ethics, and culture.
Mr. Perminter exemplifies Lynx’s commitment to helping its clients achieve high performance. He is a proven leader with deep expertise in developing strong client relationships, a passion for building outstanding client teams and a disciplined focus on operations and execution.
In his 25-year career, Mr. Perminter has held a wide variety of leadership positions across key parts of information technology businesses. Before founding Lynx in March 2009, he was a regional sales manager for Lumension Security’s northeastern region, which services clients’ endpoint security and risk management need.
From June 2004 through October 2007, Mr. Perminter was a partner at Secure Technology Integration Group, with primary responsibility for STIGroup’s business development program. In that role, he oversaw sales, marketing and partner management initiatives globally. He also served as Founder & CEO for Precise Technologies Group from January 1998 through August 2003 at which time he successfully sold to Infinity Consulting Group. Mr. Perminter spent his earlier career after serving in the United States Army with the Greenwich Technology Partners where he served as sales manager for the northern region.
Mr. Perminter represents some external venues. He is the second member and shareholder of THREAT STREAM, an investor in Security Current and CloudeAssurance, and serves on the executive boards of BCT Partners, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and Cyware.
David Elcock comes to The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals as the Chief Corporate Development Officer and co-founder of Lynx Technology Partners. David’s track record spans three generations as a proven convener and team builder in highly regulated industries such as Energy, Healthcare, Higher Ed, State and Local government, performing human capital management, information security monetization, capital land use management/development.
Before Lynx Technology David held positions as Chief Operating Officer for Dot-Org Technologies, Inc., Senior Vice President for Precise Technologies, Inc., Agency Lead with Xerox Corporation and General Manager for Essendant (formerly United Stationers)
In the non-profit sector, David has held a variety of positions from General Manager to Board with The Enterprise Foundation, National Equity Fund, Access One Broadband, One Economy, Mount Hope Housing Company, Morris Heights Healthcare Center, Food for Survival and World Share.
David co-developed over $39.4 million mixed-use development consisting of 92.8K sf. of ambulatory care, affordable housing with retail space and developed and managed more than 2,000 units of low-income residence housing with high-speed broadband services at low cost, enabling remote learning programs educational programs in financial literacy, baseline technology education programs, and GED certificate programs.
Kate Shackford, ICMCP Director of Programs, has over thirty years’ nonprofit experience. She spent thirteen years working in environmental justice communities in the Bronx through GRID Alternatives Tri-State as Executive Director and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation as Executive Vice President and Director of the Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment. She also directed programs for Operation Crossroads Africa and earlier spent ten years working with women offenders in alternative to incarceration programs. She has a Graduate Diploma (equivalent American MA) in African Studies from Edinburgh University and a BA from State University of New York Old Westbury.
Doug Yarabinetz serves as ICMCP’s Director of Planning and Marketing. Mr. Yarabinetz is also the Director of Marketing at Lynx Technology Partners where he is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy positioning Lynx as a trusted information security and risk management advisor. He is an accomplished, results-driven marketing executive with over 20 years of experience leading marketing and sales teams and implementing the strategy and tactics to effectively manage an integrated marketing and sales process. He has spent his entire career in the technology field including roles as Vice President of Marketing at Sherpa Software and Director of Marketing at Select International. Mr. Yarabinetz is a dynamic team leader and has been recognized for his ability to build and motivate employees and create a collaborative culture.
Mr. Yarabinetz is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College where he majored in English and Art. He was also a four year letter winner on the football team and played for a Division III National Championship. He is Hubspot certified in inbound marketing and is a former board member for the Westmoreland Arc Foundation and also the American Marketing Association.
Mr. Yarabinetz currently resides in Murrysville PA with his wife Elaine and their three children McKenna, Avery and Brady.
Juliet “Jules” Okafor is currently the Co-Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board and Chair of the Strategic Initiatives Committee, for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals. She is currently also the VP of Global Business Development for Fortress Information Security, third party risk architects and cyber workforce experts for Fortune 500, Global 2000 and enterprises within industries designated as “critical infrastructure” (Utilities, energy, manufacturing, financial services, health care, aviation).
As the first female Co-Chair for ICMCP, Jules leads strategic planning and roadmap development for large strategic initiatives and community outreach designed to bridge the gap in diversity within the cybersecurity industry. In this role, she spends much of her time listening to some of the obstacles experiences by colleagues and members, then identifying opportunities via programs, tools and processes that ICMCP can match and leverage to expand diversity programs and inclusion activities within enterprises, government agencies and academic institutions across the globe. Her passion for problem-solving and love for finding solutions to complex challenges, drives all avenues of her work and will help to steer the direction of ICMCP as it continues to grow and become the number one destination for best-in-class women, underrepresented minorities and veterans within the cybersecurity industry.
At the University of Massachusetts – Amherst (UMass Amherst), as Secretary for Diversity Issues, a position designed specifically for her, Jules became and has remained the first and only African-American woman to ever hold that honor. During her tenure, she bore the name “Mr. Okafor” and worked diligently alongside the Student Body President and Vice President to identify ways to better engage African-American and Latino students on campus and address repeated concerns of unfair treatment by Campus Police and disproportionately low enrollment and graduation rates by minority students.
Jules graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (B.A. Communication), Cum Laude from Fordham University (M.A. Public Communication and Media Studies) and received her Juris Doctor from Temple University – Beasley School of Law. She has participated in several Sales Executive Programs and is a sponsor partner of the Executive Women’s Forum’s Annual Conference, member of Women in Technology and member of the National Association of Professional Women.
Melody Balcet serves as ICMCP’s Fundraising Co-Chair and is currently Global Cybersecurity & Risk Management Professional at IBM. Melody Balcet has served the public sector in various capacities over the past nineteen years as a federal employee and consultant, including more than two years living in a yurt on the Mongolian steppe while volunteering with the Peace Corps. Ms. Balcet is a service area manager and certified senior managing consultant with IBM’s Public Sector Cybersecurity and Privacy practice and is the Sales Focal for their Identity and Access Management solutions. Ms. Balcet serves clients mostly within the federal government and currently serves as an advisor on DoD-wide FISMA activities under the DoD deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity. She volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations, notably serving as the ISACA cybersecurity community co-leader, the Vice-President of the ISACA National Capital Area Chapter, and an Executive Staff member of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). Ms. Balcet achieved an M.A. with Honors from the University of Manchester, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and a B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She actively holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications.
Deborah Page serves as ICMCP’s Membership Programs Co-Chair and is currently an Executive Recruiter, with The McCormick Group. in Washington DC. In her current role, Deb serves as Executive Recruiter – Business Developer with Information Technology & Security – As well as other Advance Technology trends such as : Mobile, Cloud, Big Data, Cyber Security, Privacy/Compliance – Risk Management – Information Governance
Diverse background in Industries such as: Legal/Law Firm- AMLAW 100-200- 300, Non-Profit/Associations, Federal Government/Wash Tech 100 – Fast 50/Wash Technology, Public Sector
Dr. Yonesy F. Núñez serves as ICMCP’s Membership Programs Co-Chair and is currently the International Information Security Leader for a global financial services firm. Prior to joining the global financial services firm, Yonesy was SVP and GISO – Enterprise Strategy for Citi’s Corporate Center Businesses where he helped promote business objectives by aligning and utilizing information security risk management as a business differentiator throughout Citi. He was also the Practice Leader for PwC’s Philly Metro IT Risk & Security Assurance Practice, CISO – Director of Information Security at The New School, CISO – Global Manager, IT Governance, Security, and Compliance at Pall Corporation where he introduced the first holistic global information security, IT governance, and compliance programs.
Yonesy is responsible for ensuring effective business and Global cybersecurity alignment while promoting and inculcating appropriate information security risk management practices across the International operational culture with the aim to effectively protect the firm’s data and its various information assets. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for eGRC.com, focusing on alternative research for Enterprise Governance Risk and Compliance. He is also the Co-Chair of Membership for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals and President Emeritus of the Long Island Infragard Chapter. Previously he held the roles of Events and Planning Coordinator for the New York Metro and Lehigh Valley chapters of (ISC)2.
Yonesy holds a bachelor of science with a double major in Finance and Computer Information Systems and a minor in economics from Manhattan College, a master of science degree in Information Systems Engineering from The Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and a doctorate of Professional Studies in Computing focusing on Information Assurance and Security at Pace University. He holds numerous information security certifications including CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, CISA, CCSK 2.0, CISSP, ISSMP, ISSAP, ISSPCS, MCSE, and Security+.
Jilyon Baisden serves as ICMCP’s Program Director–Mentor Protégé. As the Lead Data Privacy Analyst in the Department of Privacy and Data Governance at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Jilyon leverages her years of experience in the field of Information Security at major financial intuitions.
Jilyon earned her Master of Science in Protection Management, as well as her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the City University of New York. Complementing her collegiate achievements, Jilyon obtained the following IAPP certifications; FIP, CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/ US and CIPP/ E. She is also a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP).
Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Jilyon served as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service prior to emigrating to the United States
Sue Jenks serves as ICMCP’s Social Media, Co-Chair and is currently Chief Digital Officer. VP, Digital Marketing & Events at SecurityCurrent.
Named a Top 10 Chief Digital Officer, Sue rides the curl with powerful creative strategy and technical expertise. She serves and trains B2B and B2C clients; producing targeted digital strategy, social ad campaigns, creative content, virtual events, and tactical branding. Sue’s impressive client list will readily attest to focused, measured results, accelerated sales, increased customer engagement, channel development and growth that their companies and brands have received under her care.
With over 20 years experience in strategic engagement, nonprofit marketing, leadership and education, she is an inspired motivator, speaker, and highly sought-after social media marketing trainer and consultant. She empassions and empowers individuals, teams, and brands with the training they need to compete in the digital arena.
Sue was Director of Social Media Marketing for Bloomberg TV host and ex-Kodak CMO, Jeffrey Hayzlett. Sue’s innovation in the role produced unique, marketable idea development for the Hayzlett brand as well as individuals and businesses launching into and moving about the social media arena.
Her passion project, 4socialgood, is a strategic partnership of writers, world changers, nonprofits & social media #4socialgood in the world today.
Anuj Goel serves as ICMCP’s Editorial Services Manager. He is an experienced cybersecurity strategist with specialized expertise in critical infrastructure protection, crisis management, information sharing, and cyber risk mitigation. He has proven leadership ability and experience of managing large teams in cross functional environment.
Anuj has demonstrated success of building strong, cohesive teams by leading and motivating towards action/execution through influence and collaboration. He is an expert reviewer for ISACA Journal. He is a published author of multiple research papers and articles and has consulted in numerous industries including financial services, healthcare, and education.
Anuj is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the Sigma Xi. He is a former Executive Committee Member of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC). Anuj is cited in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and has received several awards including, Citi Dazzle Award, Joseph Maloney scholarship, and Del & Ruth Karger Prize.
Anuj holds a Ph.D. in Engineering, an M.S. in Computer Science, and has earned several globally recognized certifications in the areas of IT governance (CGEIT), IT best practices (ITIL), audit (CISA), security (CISSP), risk (CRISC), and project management (PMP).
Alejandro Buschel serves as ICMCP’s Academic Partnerships, Chairperson and is currently a Technical Advisor at Tallyfy.
Alex is an experienced Business and IT professional. Alex has lead projects and teams that owned ideation, procurement, delivery and operation, ranging from Vulnerability Management to CRM.
- Demonstrated capacity to implement innovative security programs that drive awareness, decrease exposure and manage risks.
- Exceptional leadership abilities; able to coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while managing, motivating and leading project teams.
- Skilled at developing effective security policies and procedures, project documentation, milestones, and technical/business specifications.
Specialties: Security Risk Management, Vulnerability Management, Two-factor authentication, Multi-factor authorization, Enterprise Security Services, Patch Management, PCI Compliance, GRC, CRM, service integration
While Angela manages many initiatives for The Santa Fe Group’s Shared Assessments Program, her key focus is on the continual development and enhancement of The Program’s Tools. She manages the Development Committees and Special Interest Groups as well as provides key research and direction for the creation of briefing papers on vendor risk management best practices.
Angela has spent the last 13 years working in the financial services industry, transitioning from Resurgent Capital Services where she served as Vendor Auditor. During her tenure, her responsibilities included the adoption of the Shared Assessment Program and implementation of the use of the Program’s Tools in the company’s Vendor Risk Management Program and Due Diligence process.
Angela has a vast array of knowledge in information security, vendor risk management and executive level client relations. Her expertise in the implementation and execution of third-party risk management programs has kept the Shared Assessments Program at the cutting edge of the industry’s best practices
Angela is a proud grandmother of 3 boys who drive her goals to make diversity in the workplace much better for our future. She spends much of her spare time mentoring the youth in her area and working with the ICMCP Program to promote awareness and educational efforts in the area of Cybersecurity. She also co-chairs the Corporate Events Committee along with Carol Anthony as well as assists with Academia Committee in the area of K-12 outreach.
She is an active member of the Executive Women’s Forum and ISACA. She also has a passion for event planning and is presently responsible for coordination of the Shared Assessment’s Pre-Summit training workshops that occur annually preceding the Program’s Annual Summit. She has two primary motto’s that guide every aspect of her life and they are, “Each One Teach One” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Angela holds a MBA with focus in Technology Management from University of Phoenix, a BS in Business Management from Southern Wesleyan University, and an AS in Electronics Engineering Technology from Wytheville Community College. She is also a Certified Third Party Risk Professional.
Regine Bonneau started her career at a prominent New York City Law Firm as a legal Assistant for many years. She attained her Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management. She later started her own businesses Bonneau Enterprises LLC providing Mortgage Brokerage Services and BellaOne Capital LLC for Project and Financial Management. When the housing market crashed because of document fraud she became a Forensic Underwriter conducting risk assessments on Mortgage-Backed Securities. She later became a Quality Control Specialist and then a Performance Supervisor managing a team of Forensic Underwriters.
After years in Risk Management and Compliance, she transitioned into the area of Cybersecurity as the new regulations involved security controls. She founded RB Advisory LLC, focusing on Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Compliance, Forensic Audits, Privacy and eDiscovery.
She has been a Keynote Speaker for Microsoft during Small Business Week. She served as a Panelist for the Orlando Sentinel and published articles in the area of Cybersecurity and Risk. She has been featured as one of the People on the Move by the Orlando Business Journal. She is a member of the Information System & Technology Program Advisory Committee for South University and Chair of the Project Management Committee for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). She is also a member of numerous associations for risk and cybersecurity such as ISSA.org Orlando and Tampa Bay Chapters and ISACA West Florida Chapter.
Regine was born in Haiti and raised in New York City and graduated from from Strayer University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Finance. She speaks four (4) languages, which are English, Creole, Spanish, and French.
Josh Fu is the senior security engineer for worldwide strategic partners at Anomali, the leading breach analytics and security startup located in San Francisco, California. Josh is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he received his BSBA in International Finance and Marketing and Biology. Josh also holds multiple, top tier industry certifications in both cloud infrastructure and cybersecurity, including the CISSP.
After graduation, Josh launched his career in Washington DC, where he began developing strategic alliances with partners in both the enterprise and federal spaces interested in becoming stronger players in the field of cloud computing. Each of these partners was able to gain significant success through his tactical and scalable methodology of technical, sales, and marketing training. Soon afterward, his expertise in cloud computing led him to Chicago as a consultant. From this base, he would bring Fortune 500 companies all over the world into the 21st century by architecting and building their secured cloud environments. Josh’s reputation and experience attracted the attention of Anomali, which recruited him to the west coast to help build out the company on a national and global scale. In addition to helping the company grow to over three times its size in one year from when he started, Josh also founded the west coast chapter of the International Consortium of Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), with the mission of mentoring and providing opportunities for minorities and women as well as students and young professionals to enter the field and advance their careers. Before, during, and after graduation, Josh has started multiple businesses and has served on the advisory board for various organizations. Josh is also an avid traveler both domestically and internationally and is multilingual in Spanish and Mandarin.
Brent Bidjou serves as ICMCP’s Legal Advisor and is currently a Global Privacy, Data Protection and Regulatory Compliance Counsel. Brent Bidjou is an Attorney with extensive experience in global privacy and security within large US based multinational companies. He served as Associate Counsel in the Ameriprise General Counsel’s Privacy Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he managed the “Privacy Swat” Incident Investigation and Breach Response program. Prior to Ameriprise, Brent served as Senior Attorney, Global Privacy & Data Protection at ManpowerGroup and was the company’s first attorney dedicated in this area to supporting corporate operations in 83 countries from the company’s global headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brent also served as Global Privacy Leader and Counsel for General Electric Company’s (GE’s) Global Business Services Division in Schenectady, New York and as Senior Regulatory Legal Counsel for Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brent is currently on a Privacy and Security Legal Consulting assignment at Pearson, PLC in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Brent has presented on Privacy and Security focused legal seminars which include:
*Co-presentation with an FBI Special Agent at a Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course on Cybercrime and Data Security for In-House Counsel in March 2013;
*Co-presentation on Employee Bring Your Own Device Risks at the Twin Cities Privacy Network Summer Retreat in June 2013;
*Presentation on Data Breach – Navigating the Technical, Strategic and Legal Issues at a MSBA Privacy and Data Security CLE Course for In-House Counsel in August 2014.
Brent served three Board terms on for the Minnesota International Board Center, a member of the World Affairs Council and a non-profit organization.
Brent has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Houston in Texas and a Juris Doctorate degree with an International Law concentration from the University of Akron School of Law in Ohio. Brent is admitted to practice law before the Minnesota State and Federal Bar, the New York State Bar and the United States Court of International Trade in New York. Brent holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) industry designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has professional memberships with the Twin Cities Privacy Network and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Brent was born in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies and resides near Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
Priscila Nagalli serves as ICMCP’s Treasurer and is currently Manager of Capital Markets, Actualize Consulting ICMCP Treasurer. Priscila Nagalli, is a result-driven finance leader with 15 years of international cash, compliance, accounting, liquidity, currency, and risk management experience combined with background working with structured funding scenarios on both emerging and developed markets.
Priscila is an Economist, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Charter holder with proven record of problem solving and streamlining processes, by thinking strategically and analyzing detailed issues to arrive at clear, simple and actionable solutions. Genuinely able to develop strong relationships, with the ability to empower and motivate teams and work independently to execute and deliver results. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Priscila holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado located in São Paulo Area, Brazil and obtained her Integrated Marketing Certificate from the University of Chicago.
Aimee Rhodes serves as ICMCP’s Communications Committee, Chairperson and is currently Editor-in-Chief of SecurityCurrent.Com
SecurityCurrent is a comprehensive news and analysis media venture dedicated to IT security. As Editor-in-Chief, interpersonal skills, ability to easily communicate complex concepts and her grasp of the ever changing technical marketplace allows her to help shape the direction and success of the company.
In her role as ICMCP’s Communications Chairperson, Aimee will guides the non-profit’s strategic and operational communications initiatives as well as tactical event-specific media initiatives to include on-going activities designed to increase awareness and interest in minority STEM underrepresentation. In her role, Aimee partners closely with the Programs, Fundraising, Events and Membership Committee Chairs to ensure the various initiatives are aligned and meets the mission of the organization.
Aimee has a Masters of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science both from Michigan State University
Rozalija Krstanoska-Zulumovska serves as ICMCP’s International Partnerships, Chairperson and is currently is an Application Developer at SCC – Soft Computer Consultants in Clearwater, FL, US.
She finished her high school education in Macedonia, belonged to the top 3 students of her generation. She received her B.S from University “Ss.Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, Macedonia, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and currently taking up a master’s degree program in Management Information Systems at University American College.
After her seven-years career as a Software Developer and QA Manager in Macedonia, she accepted a position as a Software developer in Clearwater, FL.
She currently resides in Clearwater with her family.
Cynthia Arias serves as ICMCP’s Fundraising Chairperson and is currently the Global GRC Program Manager at ADP where she is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing the development of the Global GRC platform across ADP. She also researches, designs, and develops integrated GRC systems solutions by applying engineering, hardware, and software design principles to develop a system infrastructure to meet the business strategies. Interface with various teams to gather requirements, and provide GRC platform architecture design solutions, implementation, and management expertise. Interact with internal and external entities when subject matter expertise on various GRC subjects as required.
Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, has over 20 years of progressive experience within the fields of Information Security, Privacy and Risk Management. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio with her B.S.B.A in Information Systems. She received her J.D. degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas.
Ms. Chaney spent several years practicing law in Washington, DC focusing primarily on anti-trust and intellectual property rights infringement cases. She then transitioned to serve her country by becoming a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
While with the FBI in Los Angeles she investigated all types of cyber related criminal activities, including denial of service attacks, computer intrusions, internet piracy, intellectual property theft, and copyright infringement. Ms. Chaney also served as the Information Systems Security Officer for the FBI in Los Angeles.
Ms. Chaney obtained her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2008 and opened MBS Information Security Consulting, LLC (MBS) where she used her experience and knowledge to assist small businesses with their information security needs.
In 2015, Ms. Chaney joined Johnson & Johnson as a Director of Worldwide Information Security. Prior to J&J she was the Director of Incident Response for GE Capital Americas. Ms. Chaney has also helped shaped the minds of future Cyber Security Professionals by holding a post as an adjunct professor with the University of Cincinnati where she assisted with the establishment of their Cybersecurity Certificate program.