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Board and Executive Management

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Valerie Abend

Valerie Abend

Valerie Abend has over two decades of experience spearheading financial services sector-wide and enterprise- wide security and resilience programs. As Accenture’s Global Financial Services Security Practice Leader and the South Security Leader, Valerie is responsible for growing and managing the business, teams, and client relationships. She advises C-suite executives, boards, regulators and policymakers on managing cyber ris...

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Alan Boehme
Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble

Alan Boehme

Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble

Alan Boehme serves as Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble. Prior to this he was Chief of Enterprise Architecture for The Coca-Cola Company. Boehme was previously Sr. VP and Head of IT Architecture for the ING Global Insurance Business as well as serving as chairman of the global cross banking / insurance business (ING Group) enterprise architecture committee reporting into the global CTO office. Prior to his time with ING he serve...

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Dave Cullinane
TruSTAR Founder and CSA Chairman

Dave Cullinane

TruSTAR Founder and CSA Chairman

Dave Cullinane is the Founder of TruSTAR Technology. Prior to TruSTAR, Dave served for 5+ years as the Chief Information Security Officer and VP of Global Fraud, Risk and Security for eBay and its many global businesses (StubHub, InternetAuction.co, GSI Commerce). He has more than 30 years of professional security experience building and managing cyber security and incident response teams.

Dave is also the past President and Chair...

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Adrienne Hall
GM, Commercial Communications, Microsoft

Adrienne Hall

GM, Commercial Communications, Microsoft

Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Commercial Communications leads Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud, Intelligent Edge, Business applications and Industry media and analyst relations efforts. Previously Adrienne lead issues response at Microsoft, often in partnership with the company’s Cyber Defense Operations Center to help protect customers and communicate customer guidance. She has specialized knowledge and experiences in the topics of cloud se...

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Paul B. Kurtz
Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Splunk

Paul B. Kurtz

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Splunk

Paul Kurtz is the Chief Executive Officer of TruSTAR Technology. Prior to TruSTAR Paul Kurtz was the Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for CyberPoint International LLC. While at CyberPoint, he helped grow the company from 10 to 200 employees in 5 years by building the US government and international business verticals. Prior to CyberPoint, Paul was the managing partner of Good Harbor Consulting where he oversaw ...

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Dr. Radu Popescu-Zeletin
Founder, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)

Dr. Radu Popescu-Zeletin

Founder, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)

Prof. Popescu-Zeletin graduated at the Polytechnical Institute Bucharest, Romania, got his PH.D. from the University of Bremen, and his habilitation from the Technical University Berlin.

He published many papers and books on network technologies, distributed computing systems and applications. He was active in standardization committees (DIN, ISO, WWRF) and had contributed to the development of telecommunication standards. His chair ...

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Jim Reavis
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

Jim Reavis

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security and related technology industries as co-founder, CEO and driving force of the Cloud Secur...

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Stephen Scharf
Managing Director and CISO, BlackRock

Stephen Scharf

Managing Director and CISO, BlackRock

Stephen Scharf, CISSP, is currently employed as Managing Director and Global Chief Security Officer for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Mr. Scharf is accountable for the overall strategy, leadership and governance of DTCC’s Technology Risk, Information Security, Physical Security, and Business Continuity programs.

Prior to his position with DTCC, Mr. Scharf was employed for seven years as the Global Chief Informati...

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Executive Management

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Illena Armstrong
President, CSA

Illena Armstrong

President, CSA

Illena Armstrong is a long-time international media and business development leader who, with the help of the talented teams she has managed over the years, successfully built and maintained a wide range of award-winning, digitally-driven multimedia, intelligence/research, and educational offerings serving targeted audiences. Along with her current role as President of CSA, she serves as a Fellow with the International Association of Certif...

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Daniele Catteddu
Chief Technology Officer, CSA

Daniele Catteddu

Chief Technology Officer, CSA

Daniele Catteddu is an information security and risk management practitioner, technologies expert and privacy evangelist with over 15 of experience. He worked in several senior roles both in the private and public sector. He is member of various national and international security expert groups and committees on cyber-security and privacy, keynote speaker at several conferences and author of numerous studies and papers on risk management, ...

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Troy Leach
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), CSA

Troy Leach

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), CSA

Troy Leach has spent more than 25 years advocating for the advancement of responsible, safe technology to improve the quality of living and parity for all.

As the Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Leach supports Cloud Security Alliance's corporate strategy and ongoing mission to provide new and relevant cloud security awareness, education, research, programs and membership participation. Mr. Leach specifically focuses on external engageme...

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Dr. Hing-Yan Lee
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, CSA

Dr. Hing-Yan Lee

Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, CSA

Dr. Hing Yan Lee serves as the Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific (APAC) for Cloud Security Alliance. Dr. Lee has over 30 years of ICT working experience in both the public and private sectors. In the recent 9+ years, he was Director of National Cloud Computing Office at Infocomm Development Authority, where he was responsible for, inter alia, developing the cloud ecosystem, promoting cloud adoption by government agencies and private...

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Jim Reavis
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

Jim Reavis

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security and related technology industries as co-founder, CEO and driving force of the Cloud Secur...

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Luciano (J.R.) Santos
Chief Customer Officer, CSA

Luciano (J.R.) Santos

Chief Customer Officer, CSA

J.R. Santos serves as the Chief Customer Officer for the Cloud Security Alliance. In this role, J.R. serves as a CSA Member advocate, partnering with leaders across all business units to transform the member experience and ensure that members are the center of every business decision. J.R. leads the Experience Services organization that includes the CSA Membership and Sales team, who work collaboratively to promote a consistent experience f...

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Courtney Stiven
Vice President of Global Marketing, CSA

Courtney Stiven

Vice President of Global Marketing, CSA

Courtney Stiven serves as the Vice President of Global Marketing for the Cloud Security Alliance. With over 15 years of experience in IT industry marketing, Courtney excels at translating complex technical information into digestible content for audiences of all levels. Her diverse background in corporate events, B2B communication, demand generation, digital marketing and campaign management paved the way for her to lead a team of global ma...

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Linda Strick
Managing Director, CSA EMEA

Linda Strick

Managing Director, CSA EMEA

Linda has worked more than 30 years with the Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS in Berlin, Germany. Since August 2018 she is in the free block of part-time employment prior to retirement. During her active work she has worked in the area of Cloud Computing over the last 9 years, recently she has focused on cloud security and privacy, standardization and certification processes. She started in 2016 with Innovation Management and Technology Transfer ...

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Jeffrey Westcott, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, CSA

Jeffrey Westcott, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, CSA

Jeffrey Westcott’s career spans over thirty years. It began in banking and securities, then as an entrepreneur with start-ups for another ten. He has worked with established companies in the Seattle area since 2010. He is the Chief Financial Officer of the Cloud Security Alliance, and has been with the CSA since 2014. He received his BS (Accounting) from the University of Scranton, his MBA (Finance) from the University of Pittsburgh, and i...

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John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

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