The Advisory Committee members assist in setting the direction and vision for the GCI UCLA Extension program and provide valuable input to ensure it meets its mission and remains compliant with its mandate. They provide advice on the prioritization of GCI UCLA Extension activities. In this capacity, the Advisory Committee contributes to the review of courses to determine if such courses meet GCI’s mission and priorities. In addition, the Advisory Committee provides input to the Steering Committee on the overall GCI Program, and in doing so identifies both strengths and opportunities for improvement within GCI.
The UCLA Extension GCI Advisory Committee members serve as ambassadors for GCI throughout the Cybersecurity arena and beyond. The Advisory Committee meets approximately two to four times a year.
Mr. Wachtler is an accomplished entrepreneur with 20+ years of executive-level leadership and business growth/scaling experience. Currently, he serves as Chief Executive Officer of DarkLight, Inc., a first-of-its-kind Active Defense Expert System. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of root9B Holdings, Inc., a Nasdaq (RTNB) listed company. Prior to root9B, he served in executive sales positions and as Owner/CEO of a global risk advisory and consulting firm, IPSA International, during which time he led two capital restructuring initiatives and a management buy-out. A creative and visionary leader, Mr. Wachtler successfully pivoted IPSA from its initial armed protection and investigation services focus into a more scalable multi-disciplinary international risk advisory practice. This successful transition led to the sale of the business to root9B Holdings in 2015—who retained him to help shape the combined entity into a top “pure-play” cybersecurity firm.
David’s investment focus includes Infrastructure, SaaS, IoT and Cyber Security. Prior to joining Flybridge in June 2005, David spent nearly a decade focusing on early-stage investing at Greylock Partners and before that, held senior technology and management roles at Chipcom, an enterprise network software and equipment vendor. While working full-time on his MBA, David was co-founder and COO of HappyPuppy
Earlier in his career he held technical positions at Bell Labs where he developed secure network software. David holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, cum laude and with college honors, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Diana L. Burley, Ph.D., is executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at the George Washington University (GW). Prior to joining GW, she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the Cyber Corps program for the U.S. National Science Foundation. Dr. Burley is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who currently co-chairs the ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education to produce the 1st set of global cybersecurity curricular guidelines.
In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the U.S. National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce. Dr. Burley has written nearly 80 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, conducted international cybersecurity awareness training on behalf of the U.S. State Department, and served two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013).
Her honors include: 2017 SC Magazine “Eight Women in IT Security to Watch” and the 2017 SC Magazine ReBoot Award for Educational Leadership in IT Security; 2016 Woman of Influence-Public Sector/Academia by the Executive Women’s Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and a 2014 Top Ten Influencer in information security careers. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and has been honored by the U.S. Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce.
She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organization Science, and Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.
Elad Yoran serves as CEO of Security Growth Partners (SGP) and Executive Chairman of KoolSpan. His nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, investor, advisor and several-time successful entrepreneur. He works with leading cyber security companies and drives them to rapid growth. Elad also serves as Director at Infinidat and Red Owl Analytics.
Elad has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young. His entrepreneurial experience includes Riptech, a provider of managed security services to governments and Fortune 500 corporations around the world, acquired by Symantec Corporation; MediaSentry, a provider of anti-piracy technology solutions to the motion picture, music and software industries, acquired by SafeNet; Sentrigo, a provider of database security acquired by McAfee; and Vaultive, a pioneering cloud encryption company. In addition, Elad was a strategic investor in and advisor to NetWitness (acquired by EMC/RSA), ThreatGrid (acquired by Cisco), and Insightix (acquired by McAfee). Elad has also served as Vice President, Global Business Development at Symantec and as Vice President at Broadview International (acquired by Jeffries), an investment bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, where he led the firm’s information security practice.
He is an advisor or director at the Army Cyber Institute (ACI), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) New York Metro Chapter; and Trustee of the Jewish Chapel Fund, US Military Academy at West Point. Previously, he served on the FBI’s Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC). Elad authored the Internet Security Threat Report, which was cited in briefings to the U.S. Congress. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Elad holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Joey Johnson is Chief Information Security Officer at Premise Health, a provider of large employer sponsor health and wellness centers for employees. Joey is responsible for leading all organizational efforts related to security operations and engineering, information technology and security compliance, identity access management, policy development, security audit, and vendor risk management to meet challenging security and compliance demands. In his six years with Premise Health, Joey has been instrumental in implementing a proactive security and risk management environment focused organizational risk awareness that is transformative in the healthcare industry. He successfully launched a cutting-edge vendor and business associate maturity development program that dynamically empowered business partners of various scales and complexity to meet challenging security and compliance demands. Additionally, he has worked to develop a team driven by passion in security, with a focus on empowering and fostering women in the security field. In 2016 Joey was presented CISO of the Year award by the Nashville Technology Council.
Prior to joining Premise Health, Joey was the Chief Security Officer for the United States Department of Commerce, Office of Computer Services. He has over 15 years of experience in the cyber-security industry including leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on organizations in the federal government, information technology, healthcare, and transportation industries. Outside of Premise Health Joey maintains an active leadership presence in the healthcare cyber-security industry participating in numerous steering and advisory committees with the National Healthcare Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), various threat intelligence and sharing groups, security news groups, and private/public sector partnerships. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law and Cyberwarfare, helping to shape the future national and international regulatory landscape around cybersecurity, and also works as a senior advisory member on the E-Health Initiative Federal Executive Advisory Board on Privacy & Security. Joey additionally works as a technical advisor with various security & technology investment organizations and product companies, as well as frequently serving as a speaker at numerous security industry events.
Elizabeth C. Rogers’s wide-ranging compliance background, including her role as the first Chief Privacy Officer in Texas state government, uniquely qualifies her as a cybersecurity business lawyer. Elizabeth gained extensive underlying subject matter experience, providing practical compliance counseling cybersecurity and privacy requirements, while collaborating with executive leadership and other critical stakeholders to develop the state’s first official Privacy Division. She also served on the breach response team and responded to numerous security incidents. Today, her practice draws from her wide-ranging internal responsibilities, but also includes supporting breach responses, performing privacy risk assessments, and creating enterprise-wide cybersecurity compliance frameworks across multiple industries, including retail, health care, financial services, energy and retail electric providers, education, and state and local government.
Elizabeth frequently speaks and publishes on topics trending in the business community about privacy and cybersecurity. She is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Cybersecurity and Privacy law, for the Master’s Program in Identity Management and Security for The University of Texas School of Information and also serves on the Council of the State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Law Section. Outside of her law practice, she is a devoted supporter of the arts by service on the Boards of the Mexic-Arte Museum, the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) and Kids in a New Groove (KING).
Board Member of Multiple Companies Former Head of IDF’s C4I (Including Electronic Warfare units)
Ami Shafran is the former (2006-2011) Head of IDF’s C4I Branch (J6), responsible for IDF’s Telecommunication and IT systems and infrastructure, ECM/EW (Electronic-Warfare) and Cyber Defense, as well as commanding IDF’s Signal Corps. Ami retired from active service in Feb. 2013 after 40 years of military career, serving about half of that period in the Intelligence Directorate in number of classified positions. Ami was the Head of the R&D Department in the Intelligence Directorate, the R&D Attaché’ at the Israeli Embassy in the USA, the Head of the R&D in Israel Ministry of Defense, Research & Development Directorate (MAFAT). Ami served also as the Assistant to the IDF’s Chief of the General Staff and as Chief of Staff for the Israel Minister of Defense.
Ami was member of the board of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (2004-2007) and he is currently involved in various initiatives, consulting and serves on the board of some Israeli’s Hi-Tech companies. Ami involved in various initiatives, consulting and serves on the board of some Israeli’s Hi-Tech companies.
Ami holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the “Ben Gurion” University in Beer Sheva and MBA from the Tel Aviv University.
Thomson Reuters Special Services President, FBI Deputy Director (Ret.)
Mr. Timothy P. Murphy serves as the President of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. Mr. Murphy has more than 30 years of public and private sector experience Primarily in FBI. He served as Deputy Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation since July 2010. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of FBI. His responsibilities included all operational aspects of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Criminal, Cyber and Intelligence Programs. He has served as a Pilot in the aviation program and within the special operations, technical operations, undercover operations and surveillance programs. He has held a number of supervisory and leadership positions at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in the field, including special agent in charge (SAC) of the Cincinnati Division. He served as a Special Assistant at FBI, where he provided counsel to the Director on a variety of policy, budget and administrative matters. He also assisted in the preparation for the Director’s events and meetings, domestic and international travel and ensured the resolution of day to day issues.
He also served as an Assistant Director/Chief Financial Officer at FBI Headquarters, where he was responsible for formulating and executing the FBI’s then-$6.2 billion budget. He served as an Associate Deputy Director at FBI since January 2008, where he oversaw the management of the its personnel, budget, administration and infrastructure. He started his career with the FBI, when he entered on duty as a special agent in September 1988. He has worked a number of investigative matters, including counterterrorism and organized crime/drugs.
He is a recognized leader in the global law enforcement, intelligence and business communities. Prior to entering the FBI, he worked in the private sector and as a Police Officer in Michigan. He serves as a Member of the Board of Experts at Glilot Capital Partners. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at LightCyber Ltd. since November 15, 2016. He serves as a Member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Deputy Co-Chairman of the FBI/DHS Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), the FBI Agents Association and the FBI National Academy Associates. He served as a Member of the Director’s SAC Advisory Committee. He graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1983.
Cyber Risk Research LLC Managing Partner, former CISO of DTCC
Mark Clancy is a founder and Managing Partner of Cyber Risk Research LLC. He is the former managing director and CISO, Technology Risk Management at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a position established in January 2012. He was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Soltra, a joint venture between FS-ISAC and DTCC. Clancy joined DTCC in 2009 as Corporate Information Security Officer. In this position, he has enterprise-wide responsibility for developing and implementing global security and business continuity policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and threat assessments pertaining to DTCC. He also chairs the DTCC Security Steering Committee, which is composed of senior IT management, as well as business-line and other corporate managers. Before joining DTCC, he was executive vice president of Information Technology Risk at Citigroup.
Kenzo Digital is a director, freelance creative director, and artist based in New York City. His work is dedicated to synthesizing new narrative forms by unifying traditional storytelling with groundbreaking technology. He has built his brand as a highly conceptual and culturally penetrating artist who has been able to powerfully re-mythologize his subjects through a potent combination of pop culture and technology. He has attracted some of the biggest artists in music, top ad agencies, technology companies and brands as a result.
Kenzo is best known for his collaborative work with Beyonce, including her video-driven 2011 Billboard Awards performance and the United Nations’ World Humanitarian Day 2012 project, “I Was Here” which was recently nominated for an MTV VMA Award and broke social media records with 2.76 billion media impressions. Previously, Kenzo worked as a creative director at Wieden+Kennedy, where he developed broadcast and print campaigns starring Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony for Nike. He has collaborated with a wide range of clients, including Google, Apple, Kanye West, Kenzo Paris, the United Nations and many more. Kenzo is also the video director of Nam June Paik’s studio (the father of video art); in this capacity, he has worked on installations that have been exhibited in the Guggenheim, Tate Modern, and National Gallery of Art. His films have been featured in the Tribeca Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and have been recognized by the Rockefeller Film Fellowship. He is an expert in residence at the Harvard University Innovation Lab, recipient of the Disruptive Innovator of the Year Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and has been freelance creative directing projects for Apple and Google robotics company Bot & Dolly. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, The Creator’s Project, Monocle, Fast Company, Vogue, New York Magazine, Creativity Online, and many others.
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Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato Partner, Focused on Cybersecurity and Intelligence Law
Stefano Mele is a Partner in Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato, where his practice focuses on Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Intelligence Law.
He holds a PhD from the University of Foggia, and works collaboratively with the Department of Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan. He is a member of the Governing Board and President of the “Cybersecurity Commission” of the Italian Atlantic Committee.
He is the President of the “Cyber Security Working Group” of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AMCHAM), and a member of the “Cyber Security Roundtable” of Regione Lombardia and of the “Advisory Board on Cyber Security” of Assolombarda. He is the Director of the “InfoWarfare and Emerging Technologies” Observatory of the Italian “Niccolò Machiavelli” Institute of Strategic Studies, and co-founder and President of the non-profit organization CyberPARCO.
Stefano also has lectureships with several universities and military research institutions of the Italian Ministry of Defence and NATO, and he is the author of the “Cyber Strategy & Policy” and of several academic papers and articles on cybersecurity, cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare topics. In 2018, ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) included Stefano in its List of Experts on the “EU Legal Framework on Data Protection and Privacy” and “Analysis of the Legal Framework relevant for Information Sharing”.
In 2014, he was included in NATO’s list of Key Opinion Leaders for Cyberspace Security. In the same year the business magazine Forbes listed Stefano as one of the world’s best 20 Cyber Policy Experts to follow online.
Stefano is a member of the Italian Bar. He is fluent in English.
Previously Malcolm was Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation. In that role Malcolm was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security, and other related compliance activities for all of Intel’s information assets, products, and services.
Before becoming Intel’s first CSPO he was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) reporting into the Chief Information Officer. Malcolm also held roles in Finance, Procurement, and various business operations. He has managed IT benchmarking and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives. Harkins acted as the profit and loss manager for the Flash Product Group at Intel; was the general manager of Enterprise Capabilities, responsible for the delivery and support of Intel’s Finance and HR systems; and worked in an Intel business venture focusing on e-commerce hosting.
Malcolm previously taught at the CIO institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University in 2009. In 2010, he received the RSA Conference Excellence in the Field of Security Practices Award. He was recognized by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2012. (ISC)2 recognized Malcolm in 2012 with the Information Security Leadership Award. In September 2013, Malcolm was recognized as one of the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders at the Global CISO Executive Summit. In November 2015, he received the Security Advisor Alliance Excellence in Innovation Award. He is a Fellow with the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a non-partisan think-tank providing on cybersecurity to the House, Senate, and a variety of federal agencies. Malcolm is a sought-after speaker for industry events. He has authored many white papers and in December 2012 published his first book, Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable. He also was a contributing author to Introduction to IT Privacy, published in 2014 by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. His 2nd edition of Managing Risk and Information Security was published in August of 2016.
Malcolm received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of California at Davis.
Chris Poole is President and Chief Executive Officer of JAMS, the premier provider of mediation and arbitration services in North America.
Poole, a seasoned business executive, is leading the organization during an unprecedented period of growth for JAMS and the entire alternative dispute resolution (ADR) industry. In his role as President and CEO, Poole works closely with senior management and the mediators and arbitrators who own the company to implement JAMS “Mission, Vision and Values.” He is actively involved in recruiting high-profile ADR talent to the JAMS panel and overseeing the operations and marketing functions across all Resolution Centers in the United States and Canada.
Poole’s extensive business experience in the legal industry makes him uniquely qualified for the head post at JAMS. Prior to joining JAMS, Poole was CEO at Thomson Elite, part of The Thomson Corporation. Under Poole’s leadership, Thomson Elite, the software division of Thomson’s $3-billion Legal and Regulatory Market Group, grew to be one of the most successful suppliers to the legal industry, with revenues exceeding $125 million. At Thomson, he was responsible for overseeing multiple product lines with 800 employees. During his tenure, Elite dominated its core market, achieving a market share of over 60 percent of the largest law firms in the world. Poole led the company to expand internationally while introducing new products and penetrating new markets.
Poole was COO of Elite Information Systems from 1995 to 1998, Chair and CEO of Elite Information Group from 1999 to 2003, and President and CEO of Thomson Elite from 2003 to 2006. Before joining Elite, Poole was Executive Director of Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles. Latham is one of the largest law firms in the world, with more than 2,100 attorneys in 24 offices around the globe. He served as Executive Director from 1993 to 1995, and prior to that, he was the firm’s Director of Technology from 1989 to 1993.
Poole was the recipient of the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 1979 and his M.B.A. in Computers and Marketing from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1984.
He is based in the JAMS Irvine Resolution Center and lives with his family in Southern California.
IBM Head of Global Financial Services Cyber Security & Regulatory Risk Oversight
Head of Global Financial Services Cyber Security & Regulatory Risk Oversight,
GTS CISO & IBM Chief Services Regulatory office, IBM Global Services, Singapore
Sushanth Nair, an experienced and acknowledged authority in the areas of Information & Cyber Security, Data Privacy, Technology Risk & Governance, Cloud & Blockchain Technology and Regulatory Compliance Oversight. Sushanth brings with him over 19 years of experience overseeing delivery for above critical areas in a global capacity. Over the years, he has leveraged his expertise to address emerging information & cyber threats and Technology, Cyber, Cloud, Privacy Regulatory & Compliance requirements within global organizations and more recently, financial services industry with a special focus on providing strategic advisory for C-Suite & Board-Level Management.
A Singapore citizen, Sushanth holds a Master of Science in Strategic Business & Information Systems from University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. Additionally, he was awarded the designation of Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) form the Chartered Institute for IT, UK and holds several active professional certifications across most Domains of Governance, Risk and Information Security.
Recently completed MIT Executive program on Fintech Strategy and Management (Digital Disruption & Fintech, Blockchain Innovation) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
Sushanth joined with IBM in October 2016. Before joining the firm, he worked at State Street Corporation, where he served as Director of Technology Business Controls & Chief Technology Risk Officer for Asia Pacific Region.
Technology Risk & Outsourcing, Cyber, Cloud, Blockchain and Privacy Regulatory Compliance-Manage and oversee global regulatory audit/exam executions,
CISO Governance & Strategy, Cloud & Blockchain Technology, First and Second line of Defense Risk & Control,
Data Privacy, Security and Data Leakage prevention, Information Privacy & Online Safety, General Data Protection Regulation
Today, we are witnessing rapid changes in the level of attention being paid to cyber-security and the financial, technical, and administrative requirements needed to sustain the confidence of investors in a time of increased concern. Sushanth continues to use his leadership and advanced knowledge of information and cyber security to deliver strategies that mitigate risk and serve as a model for best practices within the industry.
Kevin is responsible for the application of Risk and Compliance frameworks across the company. He leads the Risk and Compliance Committees with participation from all business leaders, as well as other internal support functions, to ensure that an enhanced maturity in the application of risk and compliance controls are in place to satisfy diverse industry requirements. His role is to steward adherence, instilling confidence in our stakeholders – especially customers,
investors, analysts and media. Kevin serves as the expert advisor to our enterprise and senior leadership in the design and deployment of HCL’s company-wide
Enterprise Risk, Regulatory Affairs, Information Security, Cyber Security, Privacy and Data Protection, Business Continuity, and Compliance programs. He also supports business development and relationship management with clients by understanding customer’s risk management requirements and supporting the creation of viable solutions for these requirements. Prior to joining HCL, Kevin was with CIT Group where he was the Chief Information Risk Officer for 3 years. At CIT Kevin had direct oversight of the firm’s Information Security, Privacy, Business Continuity Management, and “IT, Operational and Vendor Risk Management” programs. Prior to this, Kevin was the Chief Information Security Officer at both Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers. In addition, Kevin has held
senior Risk and Information Security roles at a number of major financial institutions including Credit Suisse First Boston, and Goldman Sachs.
Hussein Syed is the Chief Information Security Officer at RWJ Barnabas Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery network in New Jersey. He is responsible for the organization’s information security program. Hussein and his team are responsible for security management planning and execution to align with the strategic goals of the health system.
He more than 22 years of experience in IT, of which 15 years are in information security. Hussein is the member of NJ HIMMS Security and Privacy Task force, and serves on security advisory councils for various security companies. He has spoken at Gartner, NJHIMSS, TCG events and participated in other security related events.