TechForum Security Forum Speakers

TechForum's Security Forum:Trends in Enterprise Security
Thursday, September 28th, 2017  8AM-4:30PM, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, NYC




Linda Angles, Sr. Director & Business Information Security Officer, FXall, a Thomson Reuters Company Linda joined Thomson Reuters in 2012 as the CISO of FXall, their global FX trading platform, where she is currently Senior Director and Business Information Security Officer of the Financial - Transactions business unit, which enables customers to trade over $300 Billion daily.  She served as the Executive Chair of the Information Security Forum (ISF) for 4 years and is currently a Council member for that world leading non-for-profit authority on information risk management.  She is a Certified in Information Security Management (CISM) and Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) professional from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  Linda's career spans over 20 years as a Financial Services Professional in risk management, information security, regulatory compliance and governance. She has proven experience working with stakeholders to deliver business solutions to improve process to reduce risk, enable strategic business drivers and increase profitability.



Chris Bates, Principal Architect, SentinelOne Chris has over 22 years of experience in the Cyber Security and Information Technology field. As the Principal Architect for SentinelOne, he leverages his years of experience in Incident Response, Cyber Security Operations, Security Architecture, and Cyber Security Strategy to continually improve and transform how SentinelOne approaches cyber security in its products and with its customers.


Ken Bell, Deputy CISO, Forcepoint Ken Bell is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Forcepoint and is responsible for securing the company and sharing our key learning with customers.  Ken has more than 24 years of information security and law enforcement experience.  Ken specializes in computer and network forensics and has conducted hundreds of computer and network forensic investigations.  Ken holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Computer Information Systems, and a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.  In addition, Ken holds several industry recognized certifications to include, CISM, CEH, and CFCE.


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.


Michael Callahan, CEO, Awake Security
Michael is CEO and co-founder of Awake Security and helped to incubate the company within Greylock Partners, where he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Previously, Michael was chief technologist for HP StorageWorks Enterprise NAS, joining the company through the acquisition of PolyServe, a big data infrastructure company that he founded and served as CTO. Earlier in his career, Michael was a mathematician working on differential geometry and symplectic topology. He was a Rhodes Scholar and junior research fellow in mathematics at Oxford University and holds a BA in social studies from Harvard University.


Andy Feusse, Information Security Officer, Ethicon, Inc. Andy Feusse is the  Johnson & Johnson ISO for Third Party Risk Management for the Medical Device sector globally, and has joint responsibility for Johnson & Johnson Corporate globally. Prior to this position, Andy was Technical Lead for Security for the Information System Security Organization of the National Security Agency; Security Manager for IntraLinks; CISO for Health Care Systems, Inc.; and CISO for Ethicon, Inc. His certification include (ISC)2 CISSP; IAPP CIPP. He earned his MS from The Johns Hopkins University and his BS from The University of Michigan.


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.


Nashira Layade, SVP, CISO, Realogy Holdings Corp.

Nashira W. Layade serves as SVP, CISO at Realogy Holdings Corporation where she is responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and programs necessary to ensure the adequate protection of Realogy’s digital information assets and technologies.  Nashira’s background includes nearly 20 years’ experience as an executive and thought leader in Information Security, Data Privacy, and Risk Management for multinational Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, and Real Estate industries. Nashira holds a Masters of Science in Telecommunication Networks from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.  She obtained a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and is also a proud alumna of Phillips Academy Andover.  Nashira serves on the Board of Directors of the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation and is an Executive Advisory Board Member for Forcepoint.


Gary Lepselter,Global Director Business Development, HyTrust

Gary Lepselter is Global Dir. Of Business Development for HyTrust and supports worldwide sales of the IBM Cloud Secure Vitualization throught the IBM Cloud Salesforce. Previously, Gary was a senior. member of the IBM Cloud Team, serving as Global Sales Leader for the IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions offering. He is a veteran of 30 years of sales and sales support of various high technology software offerings, including his current expertise in Cloud. He has built a successful career by being able to simply communicate the value of very complex technology. Before joining IBM in 2012, Gary had a very successful run of jobs in the smaller “start-up” technology world. Starting with Relational Databases, his technology knowledge has gone into Object Oriented Application Development (Smalltalk, Java and Objective C among other environments), IT Software Management (ITSM), and DataCenter Management and Energy Optimization. For the last 5 years Gary has been specializing in the area of Cloud Development and Deployment covering IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, with a special concentration on hybrid deployments.


Jay Lillie, Director of Field Operations, Interset

Jay Lillie leads the team responsible for matching Interset solutions to customers needing to adapt their organizations to incorporate behavioral analytics in the cybersecurity space. His background in the software industry at Paxata, TIBCO, and OpenText and others encompasses many of the areas key to successful enterprise software implementation: Big Data, integration, analytics, data management, business process management, and enterprise architecture. He is a CISM and has filled security-related roles for the U.S. Marine Corps as an Information Management Officer.


Kristin Lovejoy, CEO, BluVector, Inc.
Kris Lovejoy is CEO of BluVector, Inc. breakthrough Network Security Monitoring & Analytics solution. Prior to her role at BluVector, Kristin Lovejoy was the General Manager of the IBM Security Services Division. Kris also spent several years as IBM’s VP of Information Technology Risk and Global CISO, responsible for managing, monitoring and testing IBM’s corporate security and resiliency functions globally. Before joining IBM, she was the CTO, CIO and VP of Support and Services at Consul which was acquired by IBM in 2007 as well as VP of Security Assurance Services for TruSecure Corporation which was ultimately acquired by Verizon. Kris is a recognized expert in the field on security, risk, compliance and governance with recent keynotes at the Israel Defense Conference, CyberTech 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), SecTor, and Hack-in-the-Box as well as appearances in Forbes, Fortune, the Christion Science Monitor, and USA Today.  In 2015 she was recognized by EWF as 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year for her contributions to the security market, by SC Magazine as one of Top 5 Managers in the Security Industry (Reboot 25 quarter century retrospective). She was also featured by SC as a 2014 Power Player and Top Woman in Security, won the 2014 CSO Compass award in reflection of demonstrated excellence, achievement and leadership in the security field, designated Top 25 CTO by InfoWorld, Top 25 Most Influential Security Executive by Security Magazine, and as Top Woman in Security by eWeek. Ms. Lovejoy holds U.S. and EU patents for Object Oriented Risk Management Models and Methods.


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.


Naresh Podila, Director of Information Security, Pall Corporation Naresh Podila is the Director of Information Security at Pall Corporation where he is leads the development, implementation and monitoring of a strategic, comprehensive enterprise-wide Information Security and IT Risk Management program. He is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and reporting on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements, and aligns with and supports the risk posture of the enterprise.Previously, Naresh was a Global Practice Manager for Information Security and Risk Management with SDG Corporation.  In this role, Naresh assisted client organizations to design, build, enhance and deploy risk, security and compliance processes, procedures and automation solutions.  Naresh was responsible for launching SDG’s flagship product TruOps GRC for IT Compliance and Risk Management with ownership of product strategy, product management and engineering.  He is Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC) and also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and process improvement leader.  Naresh holds a Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) degree and an MBA (Finance).



Sean Poris, Global Head of Product Security, Oath

At Oath, Sean leads the Product Security and Bug Bounty teams for the Paranoids. Prior to working for Oath, Sean was Sr. Director Software Security at The College Board, where he ran a team that enabled software development groups with the tools, processes, techniques, and training to address software security holistically throughout the development lifecycle. His certifications include: CISM; PMP; and PCIP. Sean graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a BS in Biology and currently serves on the Board of the Northern Virginia Chapter of OWASP.


Gene Quaglia, Global Account Manager, Intel Corporation

As Global Account Manager at Intel Corp., Geen Quaglia manages the System Integrator/IT Outsourcer partners with the goal of bringing Intel technologies to life thru service offerings that bring compelling business value. Gene has been with Intel Corp. Gene has been with Intel since 1983 in various positions including most recently Director, Enterprise Marketing. Gene earned his MBA in Marketing Management at Drexel University, and his Bacehelor of Engineering from Stony Brook University.


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.



David M. Van Skiver, Director Information Risk Management & Security, Merck & Co., Inc. 

David is an Information Risk Management and Security Leader, expert in the definition and implementation of information risk management processes and programs strongly aligned to corporate strategy in the life sciences industry. He is accomplished in building cross-divisional governance teams for risk management, authoring corporate policies and standards, and providing services for information risk management. David is skilled in tracking industry trends and interfacing with key partners to sustain services in a rapidly changing environment. He received his MS and BS in Chemistry & Computer Science at Rutgers University. His credentials include: CISSP, GICSP, CISM, CGEIT, and CISA.


Peter Tsai, Vice President of Cybersecurity Assessment, BNY Mellon
Peter Tsai  is VP of Cybersecurity Assessment, Strategy and Compliance at BNY Mellon. Peter is a certified Cloud Security and Information Security professional specializing in cybersecurity assessment, cloud security, application security and next generation security engineering solutions. At BNY Mellon, Peter has conducted cyber security risk assessments for BNY Mellon boutiques, affiliates and firms from mergers and acquisitions; created and deployed the Cyber Security Assessment Tool based on the BNY Mellon Cyber Security Model, NIST, and ISO standards; created the Cloud Security Requirement Framework to support business, IT, and governance groups; defined and reviewed BNY Mellon cloud policies and cloud service enablement; and more. Prior to BNY Mellon he was Head of Application Security at Pershing, a BNY Mellon Company, and built and managed the Application Security Program at Pershing and its subsidiaries; integrated and executed application security controls into the Software Development Life Cycle; created Pershing application security standards and best practices in alignment with the BNY Mellon Information Protection Policies; and more. Peter earned his MS in Computer Science at the Uniuversity of Minnesota Duluth, and his Bachelor's in Computer Science at National Chiao Tun Univeristy. His certifications include: CCSP; CSSLP; ECSA; CISSP; and CEH.


Moderator: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum Priscilla 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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