CSA Research Fellowship
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The appointed title of CSA Fellow is the highest honor and distinction awarded to a CSA Research Volunteer who has demonstrated significant accomplishments and contributions to CSA Research. The honor aims to recognize the talented and dedicated efforts of select CSA Research Volunteers, whose work has led to groundbreaking and forward-thinking advancements of the CSA.
Awarded throughout the year, experts are eligible to receive the CSA Research Fellow designation by meeting the following criteria:
- 100 hours of cumulative time volunteering in CSA research activities
- Material participation in a CSA working group culminating in a published research artifact
- One reference from a CSA staff member and one reference from an external member of the information security community
Interested individuals can submit their references and hours by filling out the submission form.
CSA Research Fellows are expected to contribute 10 hours annually to CSA research on an ongoing basis.
Individuals appointed the title of CSA Research Fellow will receive the following:
- Profile posted permanently on the CSA Research Fellow Directory on the CSA website *
- CSA Research Fellow Lapel Pin and digital logo
- CSA Research Fellow Certificate
- Free CCSK Test Token
- Periodic special offers and VIP activities will be made available
Principal: Privacy, Cloud and Security at Guide Holdings LLC
Jon-Michael C. Brook, Principal at Guide Holdings, LLC, has 20 years of experience in Information Security with such organizations as Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Optiv Security and Symantec. Mr. Brook’s work traverses the government, financial, healthcare, gaming, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Brook obtained a number of industry certifications, including CISSP and CCSK, has patents and trade secrets in intrusion detection, enterprise network controls, cross domain security and semantic data redaction. He has spoken at numerous events, including the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Congress, IAPP Privacy Conferences and DoD Cyber Crime Conference. Additionally, Mr. Brook has contributed to a number of CSA projects over the past six years, and currently co-chairs the CSA Top Threats and Cloud Broker Working Groups. He holds a BS-CEN from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Contributions: Top Threats Working Group co-chair, Cloud Broker Working Group co-chair and contributor to several additional working groups. Certified Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge+ (CCSK+) trainer and Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) reviewer.
Security GRC Team of TCS Global Technology Practice for the IoT and Smart Cities
Abhik Chaudhuri (PMP, ITIL Expert, Certified in Cobit Foundation, IBM accredited Senior IT Specialist, certified ISO 27001:2013 ISMS Lead Auditor, Member of IEEE SIG on IoT and Corporate Member of CSA’s International Standardization Council) is presently in the 14th year of IT Consulting profession and leading the Security GRC Team of TCS Global Technology Practice for the IoT and Smart Cities. Abhik has work exposure in Security GRC for Payment Card, Banking, Healthcare, Insurance and Telecom verticals in multiple roles. A recipient of “British Chevening Fellowship” in Cyber Policy, “On the Spot Award of Excellence” at TCS and 2-time “Best-of-IBM Award” winner, Abhik has executed IT Security GRC consulting projects in diverse environments for reputed clients in the US, Europe, Latin America and Australia. He has been a working group member for preparing Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Control Matrix V1.2, the Cloud Security Guidance V3.0, Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments, Summary Guidance on Identity and Access Management for the Internet of Things and has been an official peer reviewer for CSA’s SecaaS Implementation Guidance (Category 2: Data Loss Prevention).
Abhik’s consulting papers on IT Governance, Cloud Governance, Security Audit of Virtual IT Systems, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance in ERP Systems and Grid Computing have been published in reputed journals like EDPACS, ISACA Journal and Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer Verlag). His research works have been widely accepted by both academia and industry. Deloitte Australia has utilized Abhik’s “IT Governance Matrix” and consulting paper for IT Governance Audit at Australian National University. IESEG Business School (University of Lille, France) and Mackenzie University (Brazil) have identified Abhik’s consulting paper on SOX-404 compliance as reference knowledge material in Master’s programme. Abhik has been inducted in the Editorial Board of EDPACS Journal (Taylor & Francis) in 2013.
Contributions: Co-author of ‘Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3’ and ‘Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments,’ as well as a contributor to additional reports. Member of several working groups; member and official reviewer for the Security as a Service (SecaaS) Working Group.
Principle Cloud and Cyber Security Architect at T-Mobile, Inc
Aradhna is a Principle Cloud and Cyber Security Architect at T-Mobile Inc. and have been a contributing member of CSA since the inception. In the past she has worked as Lead Cloud & Cyber security Architect for Boeing and was awarded Associate Technical fellow due to her contribution to the Cloud services. She led security teams for Boeing’s first use of public cloud resources for Airline Maintenance Programs and The Digital Aviation Platform, a Boeing developed multi-tenant SaaS for airlines and developed enterprise hybrid cloud security strategy along with implementation of Cloud security services at Boeing. She has presented at numerous Gartner conferences and local forums on Cloud security subjects. She is working on earning a Master’s Degree in Cyber Security & have an Executive Masters in International Business with certifications like CISSP, PMP and SCPD in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Contributions: Contributing member to CSA V 2.0 and V 3.1, the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) 1.0 specification and the SecaaS and Identity Access Management (IAM) Working Groups. Led the development of the SecaaS Web Security domain and served as technical advisor to the Seattle Chapter’s Board of Directors.
Director at GTB Technologies, Inc
Wendy is a seasoned Global Operations / Data Security Executive with extensive experience and a successful track record in both start-up and public companies. Currently Wendy is a Director at GTB Technologies, Inc. a leading independent Data Protection firm. In this role, Wendy applies over 15 years of experience to create data protection services for both the company’s internal networks as well as its’ clients. This position has also permitted Wendy to create a data discovery donation program in memory of her sister, Leslie. The program helps nonprofit cancer organizations avoid heavy fines and damaging publicity while achieving compliance and maintaining patient privacy by receiving donations of GTB’s market leading Discovery and Data Classification tools.
Contributions: Co-lead of the SecaaS Category Leads Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Group; leader of the 2016 SecaaS Category Leads DLP Group. CSA LA Chapter participant.
Founder of Cloud Watchmen, Inc.
Sean Cordero brings more than 15 years of information security and IT experience to his current role as director, information security at Optiv. Cordero provides executive level advisement for the company’s Fortune 50 clients. Cordero’s prior leadership roles included: President of Cloud Watchmen, CSO for EdFund, CSO for ECMC West, Director of Security and Compliance for Charlotte Russe.
Cordero is a thought-leader and serves as chair of the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Cloud Control Matrix working group where he drives the development of security standards for cloud computing. Cordero was awarded the 2013 Ron Knode Service Award by the Cloud Security Alliance for his contributions to cloud research.
Cordero is active in the conference speaking circuit where he has presented for CSO magazine, the CSA, the High Technology Crimes Association, Secure360, the University of California, Bsides, and ISACA. Cordero is CISSP, CRISC, CISM and CISA.
Evangelized use of CCM and the CSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) across the industry at conferences, webinars and podcasts. Co-led the development of the CCM and helped drive CCM versions 1.3, 1.4, and 3.0. Recipient of 2013 Ron Knode Award.
Product Expertise Spokesperson for BSI Group Americas
John DiMaria is the Sr. Product Manager, System Certification for BSI Americas. He has 30 years of successful experience in Standards and management System Development, including Information Systems, ISMS, Business Continuity and Quality Assurance. John is responsible for overseeing, product roll-out, and client/sales education. He is a product spokesperson for BSI Americas regarding all standards covering Risk, Quality, Sustainability and Regulatory Compliance. John was one of the key innovators of CSA STAR Certification for cloud providers, a contributing author of the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Handbook, a working group member and key contributor to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. He currently serves as the CSA OCF and CTP working group Co-Chair and is a member of the SME and CSA Financial Services Stakeholder Platform (FSSP) Working Groups.
John has been a keynote speaker internationally, and featured in many publications concerning various topics regarding security, quality and business continuity. He has served on committees that influence legislation and drive international harmonization such as the ANAB PS-Prep (Title IX) committee of experts, Shared Assessment Program, and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Controls Matrix Development Committee. He currently serves on the ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC). He is a BCI award winner, and BSI Innovation award winner.
Contributions: Co-chair of the Open Certification Framework (OCF) and Cloud Trust Protocol (CTP) Working Groups; key innovator and co-author of the CSA STAR certification; designed and developed the CSA STAR webinars.
Regional Standards Officer, Microsoft’s Corporate Standards Group
Andreas Fuchsberger is a Standards Officer in Microsoft’s Corporate Standards Group. In this role he participates in the international standards community, predominantly attending ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 (IT Security Techniques) as a UK NB delegate and ITU-T SG 17 (Security) as an ISO invited expert. Currently for SC 27 he is the convener of the Special Working Group on Traversal Items and the editor of 2 international standards on network security and security information and event management (SIEM).
Andreas co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance’s International Standards Council where he is the liaison officer to ITU-T SGs 13 and 17. He also co-chairs CSA’s Open Certification Framework working group. He has been an appointed member of (ISC)2‘s Application Security Advisory Board (ASAB)
Previously Andreas was a full-time academic at the internationally recognized Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he previously lectured in the areas of network, computer and software security. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and running training programmes in IT security architecture, design and programming. He has published articles on programming and network security, intrusion detection/prevention and vulnerability analysis.
Andreas holds the joint CSA/(ISC)2 CCSP as well as CISSP, ISSAP and CSSLP credentials of (ISC)2. He is a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) of the Engineering Council UK as well as a EUR ING of Fédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales d’Ingénieurs (FEANI).
Contributions: Co-chair of the CSA’s International Standardization Council and Open Certification Working Group Leadership. Speaker at numerous events, including the 2015 U.S. Congress and the CSA APAC CISO Forum in 2013.
Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation
Cesare Garlati is an internationally renowned leader in information security. Former Vice President of mobile security at Trend Micro, Cesare currently serves as Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation and Co-chair of the Mobile Working Group at Cloud Security Alliance. Prior to Trend Micro, Mr. Garlati held director positions within leading mobility companies such as iPass, Smith Micro Software and WaveMarket. Prior to this, he was senior manager of product development at Oracle, where he led the development of Oracle’s first cloud application and many other modules of the Oracle E-Business Suite.
Cesare has been frequently quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Economist, Financial Times, The Register, The Guardian, ZD Net, SC Magazine, Computing and CBS News. An accomplished public speaker, Cesare also has delivered presentations and highlighted speeches at many events, including the Mobile World Congress, Gartner Security Summits, IDC CIO Forums, CTIA Applications, CSA Congress and RSA Conferences.
Cesare holds a Berkeley MBA, a BS in Computer Science and numerous professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Sun.
Contributions: Co-founder and co-chair of the Mobile Working Group; provided critical research for the Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Mobile Computing and Security Guidance for Early Adopters of the IoT papers. Represented CSA and the Mobile Working Group on numerous panels and speaking engagements.
Hitachi Data Systems’ CTO Security & Privacy
Eric Hibbard is Hitachi Data Systems’ CTO for Security & Privacy where he leads the Hitachi product-oriented security strategy activities with an emphasis on data and storage security. He is a senior security professional with expertise in information assurance, privacy, storage, cloud computing, eDiscovery and enterprise ICT. He leverages this expertise and extensive experience in the public and private sectors in leadership roles within the ABA, CSA, INCITS, IEEE and SNIA. Hibbard currently serves as the ISO editor of ISO/IEC 27040 (Storage security), ISO/IEC 27050 (eDiscovery) and ISO/IEC 17788 (Cloud computing). He speaks internationally and is published. Hibbard holds a BSCS along with the CISSP-ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP and CISA certifications. – See more at: http://www.rsaconference.com/speakers/eric-hibbard#sthash.dEjfY17n.dpuf
Created the original ‘Top Threats’ to the cloud; co-chair and founder of the SDP Workgroup, where he invented SDP and managed all major activities. Authored numerous blog posts; speaker at numerous events, including CloudBytes presentations. Recipient of the Ron Knode Award.
Chief Technology Officer for OpenDNS
Dan Hubbard is Chief Security Architect at Lacework, driving innovation and expanding the company’s security strategy for public and private clouds. A pioneering force in Internet security, Dan’s expertise spans from reputation and advanced classification systems to large-scale security data mining, and cloud security. Prior to Lacework, Dan was CTO at OpenDNS, helped deliver the world’s largest cloud security network that led to the $600M acquisition by Cisco. Prior to OpenDNS, Dan was CTO at Websense, led R&D, launched the Websense Security Labs, and was instrumental in the company’s success from early days through successful IPO. Dan owns several patents in the areas of data classification and cloud security and is a frequent speaker at security conferences globally.
Contributions: Built and defined the ‘Top Threats’ report; a featured speaker on behalf of the CSA at numerous events.
Founder and CTO of Vidder
Junaid Islam is the CTO and founder of Vidder which provides distributed access control solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding Vidder, Junaid founded Bivio Networks which developed the first Gigabit speed software based security platform in the industry. Earlier in his career Junaid helped create networking standards such as Frame Relay, ATM and MPLS while at StrataCom and Cisco.
In addition to his work in the technology industry Junaid has served at the local and national levels. Junaid served as the Human Relations Commissioner of Santa Clara Country (Silicon Valley) from 2002 to 2009. Currently Junaid is the Co-Chair of the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) research group which supports a number of US national cyber security initiatives.
Co-chair of the SDP Working group; co-author and chief architect behind the SDP specification. Presenter at several events including U.S. Congress 2013, CSA Congress in 2014 and 2015 and CSA Summit Hack-a-thon host. Recipient of the Ron Knode Award.
Working for more than 20 years within the ICT industry, focussing on information security, Bernd’s scope ranges from security management related activities down to a deep, “hands-on” level of understanding of today’s threats and countermeasures.
Working for Telecommunication-, Internet-, Cloud and Technology Service provider, Bernd designed and implemented highly customized security solutions, developed technical blueprints and products, conducted security audits and penetration tests, tested and introduced new technologies, trained employees and customers as well as provided internal and external consultancy at all times. In addition to that he had been part of Cyber Security Incident Response Teams supporting forensics, malware analysis and application vulnerability testing.
His most recent work is focused on security architectures for the software defined (virtualized) future of data centre and network services in a provider environment and as member of the “Office of the CTO” writing strategic technology papers and providing guidance to the executive committee.
As chair of the Telecom Working Group and contributor to variety of research initiatives within the Cloud Security Alliance, as speaker at conferences and writer, Bernd is actively supporting the international research community, promoting security best practice and knowledge. In 2012 he received the Ron Knode Service Award recognizes excellence in volunteerism and is awarded in memory of Ron Knode, a cherished member of the CSA community.
Contributions: Co-chair of the Telecom Working Group; member of the Virtualization Working Group; founding member of the Incident Management & Forensic Working Group and contributor to several of its publications.
Dr. Ryan Ko
CSA APAC Research Advisor
Dr Ryan Kok-Leong Ko is Head of Cyber Security Lab and Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, Affiliate Faculty Member at Idaho State University, USA, and Asia Pacific Research Advisor for the Cloud Security Alliance.
In 2013, he established New Zealand’s first Master of Cyber Security, and NZ’s first university-led cyber security graduate research programme with the Cyber Security Lab at the University of Waikato. Waikato’s Cyber Security Lab also hosts the NZ Cyber Security Challenge since 2014. Dr Ko is recipient of the University of Waikato’s Early Career Academic Excellence, Nola Campbell Memorial ELearning Excellence, and the 2014, 2015 Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards.
Recipient of the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Ron Knode Service Award in 2012, Dr Ryan Ko has served as a CSA APAC volunteer since CSA’s beginnings, including pioneering research via the formation of the CSA Data Governance Working group, CSA Cloud Vulnerabilities Working Group, and as curriculum and examination co-creator of the (ISC)2-CSA Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).
Dr Ko is principal investigator of the MBIE-funded NZ$12.23 million (incl. GST) STRATUS research project – NZ’s largest scientific research grant in the field of computer science. Dr Ko publishes extensively, in indexed academic journals, ranked computer science conference proceedings, international patents, and most recently, co-edited the book on “The Cloud Security Ecosystem – Technical, Legal, Business and Management Issues” with Elsevier. Dr Ko also leads virtualized server security standardization as a technical committee member of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 and SPRING/ IDA IT Standards Committee SPSTC.
Prior to his academic career, Dr Ko was a lead computer scientist with HP Labs, leading security innovation and technology transfers for cloud data provenance solutions deployed across USA, EU and Asia. He serves as a technical advisor and board members to NZ listed companies, startups and international organisations, including the NZX-listed LIC, NYRIAD Ltd, and the INTERPOL. Dr Ko holds a B.Eng. (Computer Engineering) (Hons.) and a Ph.D. with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is member of the IEEE, ACM and the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Co-founder and chair of the Cloud Vulnerabilities Working Group and the CSA Cloud Data Governance Working Group; spearheaded the formation of the CSA APAC Education Council, contributed to several key research papers; acted as an SME representing CSA in the creation of the CCSP certification.
CISO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Yaron Levi is an IT practitioner for over 20 years and Information Security for over 10. Served in various roles including Programming, Database Administration, Architecture and Leadership. He started working on Cloud projects in 2009 and joined the CSA as Cloud security practitioner in 2010.
Currently, he is the CISO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, He is the founder of CISO Forum KC and worked as Director of Information Security for Cerner Corporation, Information Security Business Partner for Intuit, Information Security Architect for eBay and Director of Cloud Security for ANX.
Co-chair and architect of the Cloud Enterprise Architecture, contributed to Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) v1.0 and CCM V1.x; promoted the CSA as best practice in various cloud projects while working at eBay, Intuit, Cerner and Blue Cross.
Member of CSA International Standards Council (ISC). Represented CSA as the Liaison Officer to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38 and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27, and as editor on ISO/IEC 19086-3. Participant on the Service Level Agreements and Cloud Trust Protocol Working Groups, and represents CSA research in the International Standards space, particularly ISO/IEC JTC 1 and ITU-T.
Security and Compliance, MaaS360
David is a seasoned security professional with nearly 20 years of experience in risk management, information security, compliance, and policy development. Throughout his career David has performed risk and vulnerability assessments along with making recommendations on network and system design improvements. David’s career has spanned from traditional hardware based security architectures to cloud technologies and virtual environments.
Currently in charge of security and compliance for MaaS360 by IBM, David has managed projects to get Fiberlink SAS70-Type2 and more recently SOC2 Type II. David also recently led Fiberlink through audits to receive Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) authorization from GSA for Fiberlink’s MaaS360 Cloud Service offering. David also lead MaaS360 through the FedRAMP JAB ATO process, becoming the first mobile SaaS companies to be certified under FedRAMP. Fiberlink’s customers range from the SME space to Fortune 500 and Federal customers. David has helped ensure that MaaS360 meets the different requirements from these different types of customers including PCI, HIPAA, SoX, and NIST.
David helped design MaaS360’s cloud architecture model, and is an active member of the Cloud Security Alliance including being a co-chair for their Mobile Working Group and contributor to the development of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix as well as being active in several other working groups. David is also the president of the local chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance in the Delaware Valley. Along with work with the Cloud Security Alliance David is a member of the NIST Cloud working groups including their Mobile working group and CyberSecurity working group.
Prior to Fiberlink David worked as a security consultant performing security assessments and project management for multiple fortune 500 companies including Merck, CIGNA, Campbell Soup, Sanofi-Aventis and Wyeth (later purchased by Pfizer). This included overseeing projects that were involved with mergers as was the case with Rhone Poulenc and Sanofi-Aventis and separations as with CIGNA and ACE. David frequently gives presentations on Cloud and Mobile technologies and has presented for ISACA, ISSA, Cloud Security Alliance, InfraGard and GTRA among others. David received the 2012 Ron Knode Service Award for volunteer services at the Cloud Security Alliance and was awarded the “Most Dynamic Speaker” award at the 2012 annual GTRA Security in Government event. David has also been quoted as a subject matter expert in a number of different publications. David is a graduate from Fairleigh Dickenson University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Co-chair of the Mobile Working Group; co-founder of IoT Working Group; contributor to CCM and Subject Matter Expert Working Groups. President of the CSA Delaware Valley Chapter. Contributor to multiple online publications and served as a speaker on behalf of CSA at third-party events, including InfraGard and ISACA.
Director of Enterprise and Security Architecture for the Healthcare Technology Excellence Group
Daniel Logan is a Certified Information Security Professional and was proud to be the co-chair of the CSA Enterprise Architecture working group between 2011 and 2014.
Professionally, he has served as Senior Director of Security Architecture at UnitedHealth Group and he is currently Director of Enterprise and Security Architecture for the Healthcare Technology Excellence Group at Tata Consultancy Services.
Co-chair of the Enterprise Architecture Working Group; contributor to the CCM 3.0 to align EA work with CCM work. Represented the working group in collaboration with NIST Cloud Security Working group.
Executive Director, CSA Japan Chapter
Masahiro Morozumi is the executive director of CSA Japan Chapter. He is a founding member of CSA Japan Chapter. He has been working for information security, and founded his own consulting firm back in 2014 with the aim to promote Cloud adoption through providing consultation to SMEs on how to move to Cloud securely. He also participates in different CSA research and works to promote adoption of CSA’s best practices in different Cloud based technologies. Especially for contributing the ISO27017 mapping to CCM, joining to translate CSA documents to Japanese, like CSA guidance, CCM, STAR and IoT.
In addition to the experience of information security, he has an engineering experience for UNIX operating system and Oracle database. He also graduated from The University of Electro-Communications with a Master in Management Engineering.
Member of CCM, IoT and Guidance Working Groups; contributor to ISO27017 mapping to CCM; managed CSA Japan Summit and Congress; served as Executive Director of the CSA Japan Chapter.
Chief Engineer and Director of Advanced Programs, Secure Missions Solutions
Tim Owen, Chief Engineer and Director of Advanced Programs for Secure Missions Solutions, a Parsons Company, has spent 30 years developing, implementing, operating, and assuring complex, high-performance networking and computing environments. He has spent the last 14 years supporting some of the highest value components of the US Federal government enterprise designing and deploying next generation protocol-rich networks and the enterprise security architecture and intrusion management strategy to protect them. Tim has done research on sensor grid technology, risk based situational awareness and overall detection and response infrastructure that gets beyond finding and fixing individual events to the point of impacting enterprise resilience. Tim’s rich expertise in securing high value target missions, critical infrastructure and commercial verticals has placed him in many working groups, steering committees, and task forces developing long term strategies, solutions, standards and policies for solving the larger, more complex issues facing our industry.
Contributing member of the SecaaS, Mobile, IoT Working Groups; category lead for Intrusion Management and Continuous Monitoring Working Groups; contributed and presented on numerous research projects, including SecaaS Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Implementation Guidance v1 and SecaaS Network Security Implementation Guidance v1.
Fellow at Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA)
Dr. Sreeranga Rajan is currently a Fellow at Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA), Sunnyvale, CA. Globally, Fujitsu Laboratories has a rich 50 year history of cutting edge innovation and research. Dr. Rajan joined FLA from SRI International Computer Science Laboratory in 1996 and was recently the Director of the Software Systems Innovation Group at FLA. Dr. Rajan has co-authored many patents and refereed publications in top-tier conferences and journals in the areas of program analysis, symbolic execution, and security. Dr. Rajan has served on conference program committees, chaired standards committees, and served as the founding editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Storage from 2004 to 2010. Dr. Rajan is the founding chair of the Cloud Security Alliance’s big data research group. Dr. Rajan is the co-recipient of President’s award at Fujitsu. Also, his work on symbolic execution was recognized by NASA as one of top 50 technologies in 2010. He was recognized by ACM as one of the 49 Distinguished Members and one of 2 Distinguished Engineers for 2014. Dr. Rajan was honored as an IEEE Fellow in January 2016.
Founding chair of the Big Data Working Group and lead and co-author of many publications, white papers, and peer reviews.
Henry St. Andre
Director of Trust Services for inContact
Henry St. Andre began his career in telecommunication 32 years ago, in 1984 during the break-up and divestiture of AT&T. He served as Director of Operations for over 25 years working for several different regional telecommunications providers and ultimately because the Director of Operations for inContact before being asked to be the Director of Trust Services at inContact, with the mission to create a security team and operations that could support the requirements of inContact, the leading provider of cloud based contact center solutions. inContact recognized very early the importance of security to its cloud customers and as such as Director of the Trust Team, he also took steps to involve inContact in the larger cloud security community by having inContact become a sponsor of the Cloud Security Alliance and engaging actively with the CSA in Subject Matter Expert team and other CSA sponsored activities.
Has served as SME Council co-chair for the past five years; member of several working groups, including the Mobile, SLA, Big Data, Telecom and Cloud Maturity Model; recipient of the 2012 Ron Knode Award.
Dr. Said Tabet
Senior Technologist and Industry Standards Strategist in the Corporate Office of the CTO at EMC
Dr. Said Tabet is a member of the Object Management Group Board of Directors and the principal EMC representative to the Industrial Internet Consortium. Said is the Chair of the INCITS CS1 Secure Cloud Computing Ad-Hoc Group, and a member of the US delegation to ISO SC27. He is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance International Standardization Council, co-Chair of the SME Council and the Cloud Security SLA working group. Said spent over two decades driving and contributing to various international standardization activities including ISO, RuleML, OMG standards, W3C Semantic Web and Rules, Risk and Compliance, GRC-XML, Regulatory Reporting and Supervision, Security and Data protection and Privacy. Said continues to work on challenges around Cloud Computing adoption, IoT, Cloud SLA and security SLA automation, Big Data Analytics and security, cyber security and best practices, Industrial Internet of Things, and Semantic Data Collaboration. He is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences and international standards meetings, authors and editor of book series and articles.
Member of the Cloud Security Alliance International Standardization Council, co-Chair of the SME Council Cloud Trust Working Group co-chair, and the Cloud Security SLA working group. Regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences and international standards meetings; author and editor of book series and articles. Co-author of ‘Practices for Secure Development of Cloud Applications’ and ‘CSA Security Guidance Version 3: Domain 4. Recipient of the Ron Knode Award.
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