TechForum Security Forum Speakers

TechForum's Security Forum:Trends in Enterprise Security
March 23rd, 2017  8AM-4:30PM, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, NYC



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Eran Ashkenazi, VP of Services & Field Operations, SentinelOne

Eran is responsible for SentinelOne’s customer relationships, including integration, business development, and additional services. Before joining SentinelOne, he spent more than ten years at Check Point, where he worked as the Head of Global Professional Services, as well as in a variety of technical, field, and managerial roles in the services arena.


Jeffrey Brown, CSIRO, BNY Mellon 

Jeffrey Brown is the CSIRO for BNY Mellon Investment Management. BNY Mellon is the world’s largest multi-boutique investment manager, encompassing globally diversified investment boutiques, wealth management and global distribution companies. Jeff is a recognized information security and IT risk expert with exceptional communication skills and a strong track record of almost two decades implementing cost-effective controls for global Fortune 500 financial institutions including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and AIG. He has authored multiple publications and works closely with industry organizations, including FS-ISAC, ISSA and ISACA. He has been a governing body member of both the Evanta New York and Connecticut CISO Executive Summits since their inception and currently serves as co-chair of the NY Summit. He holds a B.A. and an M.S. from Pace University and has multiple industry certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CRISC and PMP.



Rich Campagna, SVP of Products and Marketing, Bitglass
Rich is SVP Products and Marketing at Bitglass, the leading Cloud Access Security Broker. Rich is a veteran in the enterprise security space, having driven product management and strategy for SSL VPN, NAC, and Mobile Security at Juniper Networks and at F5 Networks for nearly a decade. Early in his career, Rich consulted with enterprises to help design and deploy security and network infrastructure solutions. Rich received an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


Doug Copley, Deputy CISO, Forcepoint

With 25 years’ experience in IT, information security and data privacy, Doug Copley is a passionate advocate and evangelist for effective information security and data privacy risk management for both organizations and individuals. Doug has held various roles throughout his career including those of Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. Doug is the co-founder and past Chairman of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council and remains active in various industry activities and workgroups. Doug is currently Deputy CISO and Sr. Security & Privacy Strategist with Forcepoint where he not only provides oversight of internal security efforts, but also stays tuned to industry threats and best practices and provides thought leadership and advice to leaders across industries. Doug can frequently be found speaking or blogging on information security, data privacy and leadership topics for everyone’s benefit.




Mike Canney, Principal Strategic Architect, Viavi Solutions

With more than 20 years experience in application and network performance management, Mike Canney has worked with 100s of organizations in both pre- and post-sales engagements to build teams, teach critical network troubleshooting skills and advise clients about the security implications that can be addressed through network performance management and packet analysis. He is frequently asked to speak at industry trade shows and events to share his knowledge and experience.


Miguel Crespo, Director, Strategic Security Consulting, Mandiant, a FireEye Company  .
Miguel Crespo is a Director within the Global Security Consulting Services at Mandiant, a FireEye company, and leads Mandiant’s Northeast practice. His specialties include data protection/privacy, network design, systems architecture, and program management with extensive experience in chemical/pharm, healthcare, and financial sectors. He has over 9+ years in active duty service, and over 15 years’ experience as an Information Security professional and intelligence/information warfare leader. Mr. Crespo has proudly served in the United States Navy as Intelligence and Cyber Security Officer at various locations. Former positions include a Technical Director level position in IA & Cyber Security; Senior IA Lead and Senior Systems Engineer at ManTech; and a position at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).  Miguel also served as a senior executive within EY’s cyber security practice managing multiple client engagement teams at an executive level within Fortune 500 companies, practices and firms. In terms of management; Mr. Crespo has managed over a combined $15 Million in programs for the US Navy, U.S. Army and DoD.  In terms of Cyber Security, Mr. Crespo has been tasked with Cyber Threat Intelligence, Network Security, Security Ops Center Design and Management, Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Systems Security Engineering, Training, Certification & Accreditation (C&A) and Systems Security Engineering. Miguel has a BS in Management of IS from National-Louis University, and an MS ins Information Assurance from Norwich University. His certifications include a CIPP/IT; CISM; and CISSP.


Justin Fier, Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analytics, Darktrace

Justin Fier is the Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analytics at Darktrace, based in Washington D.C. With over 10 years of experience in cyber defense, Fier has supported various elements in the US intelligence community, holding mission-critical security roles with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and Abraxas. Fier is a highly-skilled technical officer, and a specialist in cyber operations across both offensive and defensive arenas.


Robert Gockley, Director of Risk Management, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLCRobert is a Senior Risk Management professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry.  His expertise governs operational risk management, information security, project management, and business continuity management and information technology audit.His vast experience includes leadership positions in risk management, audit and governance at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and American Express Company.In his present capacity as Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert is directly responsible for implementing the enterprise risk management program strategies and objectives.  In this role, he liaisons with AST’s business and support organizations in the identification, of key risks that are aligned with their business processes, and develops risk mitigation strategies that are aligned with the business objectives, and consistent with the applicable laws and regulations.Prior to serving as the Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert was the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer responsible for the development and maintenance of the information security program and strategies.Robert is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Business Continuity Planner and  holds a B.S. degree, and an M.B.A. degree in Quantitative Analysis, both from St. John’s University, New York.



Rick Gonzales, Director, Global information Security, Becton Dickinson

Rick Gonzalez is a Director in the Global Information Security Department at BD, a global medical technology company.  Rick is currently responsible for managing the Forensics & Security Risk Analysis team.  During his 15 years at BD, Rick has managed the Governance, Risk and Compliance organization as well as the Security Operations/Monitoring teams.  Prior to joining BD, Rick worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for over 16 years in a variety of positions including operations, audit and management.  His last five years at the Federal Reserve were as a leader in the Information Security Organization. During that time he managed several teams with responsibilities ranging from evaluating, recommending and implementing security related products and services to consulting, risk assessments, investigations, awareness training, access control and incident response. Rick has a BBA in Finance from Baruch College and an MBA in Computer Information Systems from St. John’s University.  He also holds several certifications including a CISM and CISSP.  


JC Herz, COO, Ion Channel JC Herz is the COO of Ion Channel, a cybersecurity platform that allows organizations to risk manage and assure their software code continuously and automatically. She has designed predictive analytics in healthcare and developed analytic methodologies for use in defense and national security. A 15-year veteran of the defense and intelligence community, J.C. served as White House Special Consultant to the Pentagon CIO and as a strategic consultant to DARPA and multiple intelligence agencies. In the private sector, she has worked on analytic products and platforms in healthcare and has performed technical due diligence on data-intensive takeover targets for colleagues in private equity.


Peter Keenan, Chief Information Security Officer, Lazard Peter is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Lazard where he is responsible for the global information security strategy and program at one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms with operations in 43 cities across 27 countries. Prior to Lazard, Peter was with Citigroup’s global information security team serving as the Head of Information Risk Governance, where he led the team that was responsible for Information Security Policy globally. His experience also includes 6 years as a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Threat and Vulnerability Management advisory practice and over a decade founding and operating a publicly traded technology consultancy that specialized in designing, building, and operating secure high availability data centers and networks around the world for military, intelligence, and commercial clients.


Christopher Leigh, Director of Information Security & Compliance,, Eversource Energy

Christopher Leigh is currently the Director of Information Security and Compliance at Eversource.  In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of information security including threat and Risk Management, Policy and Compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, NERC Critical Information Protection regulations and Incident Response.  Christopher has held similar roles at Consolidated Edison and United Technologies Corporation.

Christopher’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting and Management, minoring in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College.  He also has a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.  Christopher is a Certified Privacy Professional and a Certified Risk and Information Systems Control professional.  Christopher was also a member of the United States Navy Reserves for 14 years.



Maria Long, Vice President & Lead Security Architect, Credit Suisse Maria is leading global efforts in Public Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) Security.  In this role, Maria is responsible for defining Cloud Security Strategy for the Bank, including the requirements for the SaaS Providers and building blocks for Credit Suisse as SaaS Consumer.  Her team is looking at areas such as Encryption, Identity Management and Authentication, Access Management, Cloud Discovery, and Provider Assessment Framework.  Maria’s team is providing security review and guidance for such projects as Office 365 and  Salesforce adoption, as well as IaaS efforts in AWS, Google and Azure.  Maria is also responsible for the Global Markets and Investment Banking and Capital Markets Security Accounts.  Maria joined Credit Suisse in 2002. The first five years she spent as an internet security engineer, designing and implementing solutions in global web browsing, email, DNS, and e-commerce spaces. In 2007 Maria transferred to the IT Research Team. In this role, she worked closely with external researchers, as well as various security vendors and venture capitalists. She evaluated and reviewed IT security solutions in areas such as database activity monitoring, web application firewalls, end point security, unstructured data governance and security, use of biometrics in the enterprise, mobile security and others. Maria has a BBA in MIS from Pace University. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Maria has held various positions at New York Times and Goldman Sachs.



Allen Lum, Information Technology Controls Validation Unit, AIG

Allen Lum is responsible for the Information Technology Controls SOX Compliance for the AIG Asset Management Group. Allen is a hands-on professional with extensive experience in Information Technology Risk and Security.  Over the past two years Allen has worked extensively with clients moving to the Cloud Computing Environment and implementing IT Risk and Security programs. Areas of work include compliance with the FFIEC IT Audit Standards, Cloud Security Alliance Control Standards, PCI, HIPPA and ISO 27001 Compliance. He is currently a contributing member of the Cloud Security Alliance -Mobile Devices group which is currently developing guidelines for BYOD - Mobile Devices - Policies and Standards. Allen holds a Master of Science from Pace University, a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from New York Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Louisiana. Allen is a CPA and holds the CISA and CISM certifications. He is an active member of OWASP New York Chapter and the NY Metro Chapter of the Information Security Audit and Control Association.



Tyrone Paige, General Manager- Infrastructure Architecture & IT Security, JetBlue Airways
Tyrone Paige has over 20 years of experience establishing and executing on roadmaps aligning cloud-based and other emerging technologies with the overall vision, priorities and objectives of the business. Tyrone is experienced in leading globally distributed teams and collaborating closely with application, infrastructure, risk & compliance and key business stakeholders to translate requirements into practical, actionable strategies along with accurate resource estimates to automate processes and enhance performance, productivity, speed, efficiency and cost savings. Tyrone has been with JetBlue Airways since 2004; prior to JetBlue, Tyrone worked as an IT Architect at Avanade, created by a partnership between Accenture and Microsoft. Tyrone is an AWS Certified Developer- Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect- Associate. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Math/ Computer Science at Kean University.


Paul Raines, CISO, United Nations Paul Raines is responsible for the global information security and disaster recovery management for the United Nations Development Programme, with 177 country offices world-wide. Prior to this position, Paul was CISO at Bloomberg LP and CISO at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The information security section is the only unit in the UN system to be both ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 27001 (information security management) certified for following best practices. Paul was awarded an honors laureate by Computerworld magazine in 2013.



Melissa Soiefer, Manager, Information Risk Management, Shearman & Sterling LLP Melissa has extensive experience IT risk and security, application development, application architecture, and infrastructure engineering in legal, financial and retail industries. She performs the role of interface for internal and external auditors including. Melissa has managed teams performing: data leakage prevention management and reporting; external service provider IT risk assessments; vulnerability and patch management; application security testing, and application design reviews. Melissa has also served as a SME for: Information security & privacy programs; IT legal & regulatory compliance; IT policy and procedure development, and IT risk & security process & artifact design for software development lifecycle. Additionally, Melissa led and managed: Two instances of ISO 27001 Certifications; PCI-DSS reviews, and governance for SOX compliance and application health checks.


Chris Usserman, Principal Security & Threat Intelligence Advisor, Infoblox

Chris Usserman is a principal threat intelligence subject matter expert with Infoblox bringing 27 years of combined intelligence and cyber operations experience.  He currently assists Infoblox sales teams with promoting the value of Infoblox DNS Security and related Threat Intelligence products in client cyber security programs. Chris’s focus is on US government, followed by commercial ventures. Prior to Infoblox, Chris worked at iSIGHT Partners for over 3 years as a Sr. Director, Applied Intelligence, and Director, Client Engagement and Government Programs. Chris was also a Lead Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, a System Engineer at SAIC, and 20+ years in the US intelligence community.



Moderator: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers ForumPriscilla Tate founded Technology Managers Forum (TechForum), a professional association for IT managers, in 1994. TechForum has a membership base of over 850 IT managers in the New York area who work for some of the largest enterprise organizations in the world. Each year Ms. Tate produces multiple enterprise IT focused events for end-user  IT managers. Ms. Tate is a sought-after industry analyst and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Computerworld. In addition to creating content for and moderating panels at TechForum events, Ms. Tate has moderated panels at other industry events, including the Computerworld Premier 100 and RSA Conference in San Francisco. Prior to TechForum, Ms. Tate was a technology manager at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Ms. Tate graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and an MA in Art History. She also studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin with a scholarship administered by the Fulbright commission. She was a Columbia Fellow and did graduate work at Columbia University.

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