Julian Waits is the former CEO of ThreatTrack Security and serves as the Chairman of ICMCP’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Julian is an accomplished chief executive, business development professional, risk-management strategist and sales leader with a tenured background in information security. He also has extensive experience in the venture capital arena, leading tech companies through periods of rapidgrowth, innovationand transition.
He has more than 20 years of experience at all levels of IT, from network engineer to sales and previous roles as CEO, when he led Brabeion Software Corporation, maker of IT governance, risk and compliance software, and Way2Market360 LLC., a startup accelerator. He also held senior leadership positions at Archer Technologies, e-Security and BNXSystems.
He is an alumnus of both Loyola University of New Orleans and Xavier University.
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.
Roland Cloutier, Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Automatic Data Processing, LLC
With more than 20 years of experience in corporate protection, law enforcement, and international security operations Roland has functional and operational responsibility for ADP’s cyber, information protection, risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative security operations worldwide.
Roland joined ADP in 2010 and charged with building ADP’s new cross divisional security organization and service delivery programs. Previously, he was CSO at EMC Corporation and held executive positions with consulting and managed services firms. The first half of Roland’s career was in government and law enforcement, having served in the U.S. Air
Force, the Department of Defense in international security operations, and later in federal law enforcement agencies. Roland is a member of the Security for Business Innovation Council, the Center for Information Policy Leadership, the U.S. Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council, High Tech Crime Investigations Association, National Domestic Preparedness Homeland Security Task Force, and the Infraguard Program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Joyce Brocaglia, CEO, Alta Associates Founder, the Executive Women’s Forum
As the CEO of Alta Associates, the leading recruiting firm specializing in Information Security and IT Risk, I realized that although there were more and more women achieving positions of influence in our industry, there were no organized opportunities for them to gather and share ideas. In response to this need, in 2002 I organized the first ever Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy conference as a safe venue that women could gather, learn from each other and build trusted relationships.
Today the EWF is the largest member organization serving emergingleaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in our field. The EWF has become a home base for women to grow their professional skills and build important networks. Most importantly the EWF is committed to a holistic approach of enabling women to achieve their
professional goals, preparing them to become more resilient, authentic leaders and nurturing them to fulfill their personal dreams.
Marci McCarthy, T.E.N. CEO
CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent
Marci McCarthy is currently the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. She is also the CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent boutique executive recruitment and talent management firm that is dedicated solely to Information Security Executives® and professionals. McCarthy has more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, including founding T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
McCarthy was selected as one of the TiE Top Entrepreneurs for 2015. The recognition honors top metro Atlanta-area entrepreneurs who have a proven track record for success in management and building companies that show growth, profitability, and sustainability. She also has received a congressional citation from Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-Ga.) in the 4th Congressional District of Georgia for her overall work in fostering greater professionalism in the IT security industry and enhancing the efforts of the private and public sectors to protect cyberspace.
Nektar Baziotis, President ENKI Technologies, CEO Apogee Information Systems
Nektar Baziotis is a president at ENKI Technologies and CEO at Apogee Information Systems. He has been responsible for the business strategy and lead IT project manager, creating success for both companies in the US and EU market.
He has more than 15 years professional experience in the IT Industry, as Senior Project Manager, Business Strategist and Developer, Sales Manager, E-Learning expert and HR Manager. He has delivered successfully more than 500 IT and Custom Web projects and more than 10 successful IT products. He has been providing his services in more than 20 countries delivering high quality and precise results to clients such us the UN and the European Commission.
Sarah (Merrion) Isaacs, CISSP Managing Partner Conventus Corporation
Sarah co-founded Conventus in 2006 with the idea that senior executives need trusted advisors that can provide strategic guidance and execution of programs. Today, Conventus is a nationally recognized solution provider specializing in endpoint and server security, compliance, data loss prevention and security monitoring and analytics. Conventus understands
that security solutions require true architecture, planning, enablement, integration, and ongoing care; otherwise, solutions become mere shelfware. Their mission is to ensure optimal product performance through ongoing stellar delivery of strategic consulting and tactical solutions implementation. No more shelfware!
Sarah has 15+ years focusing on information security, previously working for Symantec and Arthur Andersen. She is passionate about promoting women in technology and writes often on the subject – most recently featured in FastCompany, Venture Beat, Women2.0, SC Magazine and Huffington Post. She is an alumnus of both Ball State University and DePaul University. Specialties: Information security, security analytics, start-ups, leadership.
Corey Thomas is the CEO and President of Rapid7, focusing on leading the company into the next stage of its growth and innovation. His 16 years of experience growing technology businesses includes leading consumer sales, marketing and business development as vice president at Parallels, a global leader in virtualization and automation solutions. Corey also held a number of leadership positions in the Microsoft Server and Tools division, launching the worldwide availability of SQL Server 2005 and steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform and storage strategy. Prior to that, he was a consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Corey holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University (magna cum laude) and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).
Chris is currently the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation.
Chris was previously, a Senior Vice President of the Security Business Group at Cisco Systems. As SVP at Cisco, Chris Young was responsible for the software company’s global security business. He was also responsible for driving the company’s cross-portfolio security strategy, architecture and internal security platforms.
Before joining Cisco in 2011, Young served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at VMware, where he led development and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer, and end-user offerings.
In April of 2014, Business Insider listed Chris as “Ninth” among the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology.
Danyetta Magana, is the President of Covenant Security Solutions. Founded Covenant Security Solutions, Inc., a security consulting firm providing information assurance solutions to federal government clients this includes risk analysis and management plans, security policy development, vulnerability assessments and training. Ms. Magana is responsible for the day to day operations of the company and the strategic direction of the company within the highly diverse market of information security services.
Rich Baich, is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Wells Fargo & Company. In this role, Baich oversees the company’s security vision, strategy, and programs designed to secure customer and company information.
Rich’s security leadership roles include Naval Information Warfare Officer, Senior Director for Professional Services at Network Associates (now McAfee) and after 9/11, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He recently retired after 20 years of military service serving in various roles such as a Commander in the Information Operations Directorate at NORAD/Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Commanding Officer Navy Information Operations Center (NIOC) Denver, Colorado, Special Assistant at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Real Time Military Analysis Center, the Reserve Armed Forces Threat Center, the Center for Information Dominance and the Information Operations Technology Center (IOTC) within the National Security Agency ( NSA).
Mary Beth Borgwing is the President Cyber & Risk Practices Advisen is the leading provider of news, information, analytics, and technology to strategic minded commercial risk and insurance executives globally. Our industry knowledge is based on our data collection and analysis that guarantees it’s unique and exclusive status. Advisen analysts and consultants are considered international authorities in commercial risk and insurance with keen insight on trends and challenges.
Mary Beth is a founding member of Standish Risk Management, a consulting and advisory services firm focused on the 360-degree view of operational risk.
Sara Hall is CISO Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of IRS comprehensive Cybersecurity programs including compliance, leading the identification and mitigation of cyber threats, determining cyber security strategies and investment priorities and monitoring overall security program implementation.
John Masserini, is Chief Security Officer (CSO) Miami International Holdings
As Chief Security Officer, John is responsible for information security, physical security, business continuity, and privacy for the MIAX Options Exchange. A veteran of the security industry, John is responsible for all information security and risk management strategies, including security architecture, security operations, regulatory compliance, and business continuity. Prior to joining MIAX, John was the CISO for Dow Jones, overseeing security and risk management for all of the Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal brands for over six years. He has held key leadership positions at several information security market leaders such as VeriSign and Guardent, as well as leading integrators such as EDS and SAIC.
James Mobley, Vice President of Security Consulting within the Cisco Security Solutions Group, is a proven entrepreneur and technology executive. He has a long track record of success in both early stage companies and global technology leaders.
Mobley joined Cisco following the successful acquisition of Neohapsis, Inc. in January 2015, where he served as President and CEO. Neohapsis was a leading cyber security consultancy focused on mobile, cloud and compliance. Under his leadership, Neohapsis grew from a small US Midwestern consultancy to become a global provider of high end cyber security services. Prior to Neohapsis, Mobley was Symantec’s Vice President of Professional Services for the Americas. In 2005, he led the effort to establish Symantec Professional Services as a viable player in enterprise security consulting within the US market.
Prior to Symantec, Mobley was the President and CEO of @stake, Inc., a leading cyber security consulting and products company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mobley‘s leadership was key to @stake‘s success and rise as a global leader in the cyber security industry, quickly moving from startup to market leader in less than five years. The @stake brand is internationally recognized and synonymous with security thought leadership and consulting excellence. He led the successful sale of @stake to Symantec Corporation in October 2004.
Mobley’s career began in the industry’s largest technology companies, spending a combined 17 years at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation (HP), and Compaq Computer Corporation (HP), where he held key sales and services leadership positions. He has a proven track record of accelerating growth and improving operations and has been widely recognized for his accomplishments.
Mobley currently acts as a Technical Advisor and mentor to a number of early stage CEOs and COOs in the cyber security and compliance industry.
He is a graduate of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Andy Bonillo is a Director of Cyber Security and Public Safety for Verizon’s Public Policy, Law and Security organization where he advises executive leadership on policy and advocacy issues, strategic business initiatives, government relations and risk management. He deploys operationally in high level crisis and risk management incidents, represents Verizon as an operational liaison to DHS for cyber security incidents, the Communications ISAC, the National
Coordinating Center for Communications, and National Security Special Events.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bonillo, was Director of Cyber Security Strategy for Verizon’s RISK Team, where he helped shape the security operations and solutions vision for Verizon. He invented and successfully productized Verizon’s Advanced Threat Detection Service, which combines Verizon Global Network Assets and threat intelligence to increase an organization’s ability to detect and respond to threats. In this role, Mr. Bonillo acted as an advisor to over 150 Fortune 500 companies and assisted them in adopting an intelligence drives operations mindset.
Mr. Bonillo first joined Verizon in 2010 as a Principal Consultant for Investigative Response, Verizon Enterprise Services, where he and his team responded to and investigated the world’s largest data breach incidents. He was a co-author of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report and a frequent presenter globally.
Prior to joining Verizon, Mr. Bonillo was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he coordinated and investigated large-scale network intrusion investigations worldwide. He consulted on over 60 data breaches from a law enforcement perspective, and was internationally recognized as an expert in online criminal groups and cyber crime.
In 2010, Andy was presented with the Department of Justice’s United States Attorney General Distinguished Service Award for his role in investigating the largest cyber crime case in United States history (USA vs. Albert Gonzalez). Mr. Bonillo a frequent presenter on the life cycle of a data breach. He has appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show”, presented to members of Congress, INTERPOL and served as a guest lecturer at Harvard and MIT’s first Cyber Security courses.
Mr. Bonillo has also provided physical protection to the President of the United States, former Presidents, and world leaders at various threat levels. He applies his physical security mindset to IT and data security.
Jackie Wynn is responsible for leading the strategy and market development for the RSA Global Public Sector Team, which includes federal, state and local government agencies as well as nation countries. She is responsible for developing and executing high-impact integrated strategies through improved business processes, and implementation of complex strategic projects and partnerships at the global level.
Prior to joining RSA, Jackie held senior management roles within EMC Global Professional Services where she led the Global Residency Practice for two years and provided cross functional leadership, P &L management and revenue growth of over 15% higher than market. She also helped to implement the Global Services Sales Enablement Function across the cloud, trust and big data solution platforms which resulted in cross functional collaborative growth of over 20% with targeted field programs.
Jackie brings over 25 years of experience in information technology, including acquisition strategy, technology alliance partners, transformation and change management, global business development, P & L management and global business operations. She has held senior executive positions within Kodak, Digital, Compaq and HP.
Jackie has been frequently recognized for her dynamic leadership and performance. She is an advocate for community service and education programs for the youth with a strong focus on leveraging an early technology framework as part of STEM education.
Among the leadership and community service honors she has received are: 2013 Association for Minorities in Engineering 2013 Board Member, 2012 Top 100 Executives Uptown Professional/NAACP, 2012 EMC Women Leadership Forum Speaker, 2011 EMC Fast Lane Executive Program, 2011 Board Member for Howard University Industrial Advisory Board, 2010 Simmons College Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker for HP, 2008 Chairperson and Board Member, Black Data Processors Association (BDPA), 2006 Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America, the 2006 Epsilon Award for Career Achievement by the renowned BDPA, the Women of Color in Technology Distinguished Achiever Award for 2005, Fed100 Achievement Award for 2004, the Women in Technology Distinguished Achiever Award for 2004 and was a founding member of HP’s African American Executive Leadership Forum. She is also Executive Secretary of the Board for the non-profit National Center for Children and Families, Bethesda, Maryland where she continues to leverage her passion for children and her community.
She received her BSBA in economics and math with honors from the University of Denver and her MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business. She has also participated in executive management leadership programs at Babson College, the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the UCLA Anderson School of Business.
Sherri Ramsay is currently Senior Advisor to the CEO of CyberPoint International, where she is engaged in strategy development and planning, partnership development, and marketing. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Hume Research Center at Virginia Tech and a member of the Board of Directors for EiQ Networks.
Ms. Ramsay is the former Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Threat Operations Center (NTOC) and a former member of the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Administration (AFCEA) Board of Directors. As the NTOC Director, she led discovery and characterization of threats to national security systems, providing situational awareness for those threats, and coordinating actionable information to counter those threats to the DOD, DHS and FBI. At NSA, she also served as a senior leader in the Signals Intelligence Directorate, the Technology Directorate and the Information Assurance Directorate. Prior to joining NSA, she taught high school mathematics.
Ms. Ramsay received the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award (the highest award given to a DoD civilian), the Exceptional Civilian Service Award (the highest award given to an NSA civilian), the NSA Meritorious Civilian Service Award twice (the second highest award given to an NSA civilian), the Presidential Rank Award, the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, the Louis Tordella Award, and the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Administration (AFCEA) Meritorious Service to the Intelligence Community Award. She received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Congressional Bipartisan SMART (Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow) caucus.
Ms. Ramsay graduated Magna Cum Laude with General Honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Education. She graduated with Honors from the Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. She graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), National Defense University, with a Master’s in National Resource Strategy. She received a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia.
Sherri has two sons, Gregg and Alex. She enjoys bicycling, ballroom dancing, kayaking, and reading.
Dr. McKenzie is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Executive Director of the Office of Information Security and Privacy (InfoSec) and Customer Relations & Learning Technologies at Clemson University. In his position he responsible for all information technology security and privacy related matters and oversees the customer facing information technology support for Clemson University. Periodically, he has the opportunity to be in the classroom where he has taught courses in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Business Statistics. In 2013 Dr. McKenzie was named the Information Security Executive of the Year for the South East and Information Security Executive of the Year for North America by the T.E.N. organization, and was the recipient of the America’s Information Security Leadership Award by (ISC)2.
Charged with being the security and privacy conscious of the university, operationally McKenzie is responsible for leading, guiding and directing InfoSec professionals dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy posture of a top 25 public research university supporting the following computing environments: academic, research and operational computing, high-performance/super-computing, two on-campus health care/provider facilities, hosted external partnerships, and two state-wide health care partnerships. Overseeing customer relations and classroom technologies, he is responsible for the oversight of customer facing support, including help desk, call center, computing labs, classroom technology, training, distributed support local and statewide, and retail computing sales operations.
Currently McKenzie is leading an initiative to create the Cyber Security track as part of a Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity at Clemson University, establishing a centralized focus for InfoSec at Clemson University and a student operated Cyber Security Operations Center designed to allow students to get real hands on security experience in a production environment. This will allow them to transition into their careers with highly valuable experiences in addition the academic knowledge they will receive.
Veronica is a Cyber Security Recruiter and the Founder of Indigo Partners, which has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Recruiting firms globally by Cyber Security Ventures. She has been in the recruiting industry for 16 years, excelling at several national firms before opening Indigo’s doors in 2003. She was named to CT Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2011 and prior to building a national niche in Information Security, her firm was twice voted the Top Employment Agency in Fairfield County, CT for her exceptional track record in IT search, integrity, and personalized approach to the search process.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Veronica broke the all-time national sales record for Vector Marketing Corporation, a direct selling company with over 300 offices and a 75-year history, and she was the first woman inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame, with the 2nd highest cumulative personal sales since 1949.
A mother of two young children, Veronica has spearheaded a Kindness Matters campaign in her children’s school and across her hometown of Fairfield, and has been recognized in numerous news outlets for her commitment to creating better communities by promoting kindness in everything we say and do. Her goal is to create a template that can be successfully replicated in schools and communities nationwide.
For over 20 years, Deidre Diamond has been committed to increasing soft skills awareness and providing others the same opportunities she was given in her own career path to cybersecurity. In her talk at RSAC 2016, Deidre was quoted as saying: “the lack of women in tech and cybersecurity is a matter of economic and national security.” Deidre is dedicated to solving this extremely important issue.
Deidre is achieving this through both her personallyfounded national staffing firm CyberSN (CyberSN.com), which is making job searching and hiring simpler by connecting job seekers and job employers with cybersecurity jobs and talent, and her notforprofit training institute #brainbabe (brainbabe.org), an organization committed to empowering women and men to work powerfully together in cybersecurity. #brainbabe takes women with degrees in the liberal arts, who have found themselves stuck in mundane jobs, and places them in rewarding cybersecurity careers, offering high growth and high income.
Deidre’s career in cybersecurity and technology started in this exact model after being hired by two serial entrepreneurs who believed anyone with a degree can be trained to join technology. From this belief, Deidre–at only 26 years old–became the Vice President of Sales for the national technical staffing agency Motion Recruitment, in charge of leading the hiring, training and development of hundreds of technical recruiters from an entrylevel college graduate hiring model.
Deidre took this almost 15 years of technical staffing and leadership experience to Rapid7 (NYSE:RPD), arriving when it was a company of 18 people. As Rapid7’s first Vice President of Sales, Deidre’s leadership resulted in Rapid7’s new sales revenue increasing from $800,000 to $20M in fewer than four years—consequently creating $45M in new revenue generation. Deidre then became the CEO of Percussion Software where she led the new content marketing software releases and learned the operations and execution of digital marketing, content marketing and web development.
Deidre is now the Founder and CEO of CyberSN, and the Founder of #brainbabe. In 2015 she began to widely share her knowledge on the speaker circuit at many notable cybersecurity events including: RSA Conference 2016, BSides Boston, and ICMCP, and will be a speaker at ISSA International, ISC(2) Summit and TiaraCon later this year.
Because Deidre was hired as an entrylevel employee—with a Liberal Arts Degree as a Sociology and Criminal Justice double major—and was trained to lead and create technology services organizations and cybersecurity software organizations, she believes the technical community needs to expand its awareness of what it means “to be in technology” or “to be in cybersecurity.”
Brian Arellanes is Founder, CEO, and Chairman of ITSourceTek, Inc., a technology and management consulting firm providing strategic solutions in cyber security and project development. A serial entrepreneur, Brian draws on more than 18 years of experience providing solutions and services for leading Fortune 100 and 500 companies as well as major government agencies. He is currently an Advisory Board Member for the International Consortium of Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) and received the 2015 & 2016 HITEC 100 award for being one of the most influential Hispanic Executives in technology.
After 9/11, Brian consulted for the Department of Homeland Security for what became the largest hiring effort in the country’s history. He was responsible for hiring and training security professionals in the national rollout of explosive detection systems and technology. Prior to that, he worked for two start-ups bringing both to award-winning status. Early in his career, he also worked at Aerotek, a multi-billion dollar professional services company. Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in HR and Business Management from California State University, Chico, and completed the Advanced Management Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business as well as the Executive Management Program from the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business.