Ron Knode Service Award

Awarded by CSA

Ron Knode Service Award

2020 Service Award Recipients

The Ron Knode Award is awarded to CSA members whose contributions reflect Ron’s passion for volunteerism and embody the spirit for which this award was established in 2012.

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Dr. Yale Li

Yale Li was a Microsoft’s Principal Security Architect responsible for data security, applications development security, and emerging market security in SAFE-T (Security Accelerator for Emerging Technologies) team. Yale was Graduate Education Partner at the Center of Information Assurance and Cyber Security at the University of Washington, and CEO’s Advisor of multiple Microsoft partner companies. As a security professional, Yale worked on corporate security strategy, security aspects of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, mobile computing and big data, and emerging markets such as China. In his 14 years at Microsoft, Yale served as Windows source code manager, Tools development lead, and Web Platform chief engineer and other various positions in a number of Microsoft divisions. He completed secure cloud adoption, Windows engineering excellence, shared source delivery, He came to Microsoft from IBM in Canada where he was the Chief Technology Architect.

Yale Li has been volunteering for the CSA since 2010. He is Chairman of CSA Greater China Region and its Security Coordinating Body. Previously, he served as the Chief Strategy Ambassador and Strategy Advisor for CSA Global, CISO Submit Program Committee Member for CSA APAC, Board Member & Research Director for CSA Seattle Chapter, and Lead/Member for several CSA Workgroups. He is one of the earliest CCSK credential holders. Yale is a global security thought leader in both industry and academia. With a focus on European governments and telecommunications companies, he has provided technical leadership at Huawei in China since late 2014 as the Chief Cyber Security Expert (VP Level) to cover cyber security evaluation, international CSO, cloud computing and CEO advisory roles.

Yale is Senior Fellow & Adjunct Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University and a Visiting Professor at Nanjing University of Telecommunications & Posts. He was also Ph.D. Supervisor at the University of Washington, Honorary Professor at Peking University, and a Visiting Scholar at Beihang University. He was the ICCSM Programme Chairman, RecordsInTheCloud.Org Collaborator, and advisor/speaker for several government agencies and labs such as US NISTand China CEPREI Certification Body. Yale had background in Physics as a research assistant to CERN’s Nobel Prize and Rutherford Medal laureates. He has also authored several books and many articles and large number of enterprise software development, deployment, and management.

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Jim De Haas

Seasoned security professional with a demonstrated history of working on critical, complex and highly available banking applications. A technology enthusiast, who enjoys collaborating with cross-functional teams. A strong communicator who can evangelize security across the organisation. Specialised in Cloud Security (Both AWS and Azure), IT Security, training DevOps engineers in security topics and making security understandable to non-security/non-technical people. Inventor and creator of the Cloud Octagon Model (and board game) for risk assessments.

Secretary of the ABN AMRO global cloud governance board, for the past five years. For the past years I have been presenting at European conferences on the topic of cloud risk assessments. Former advisory board member of the EU SEC project for continous cloud auditing and monitoring. Experienced in leading teams of security professionals.

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Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 50 CSA projects completed by CSA’s Internet of Things, Blockchain/Distributed Ledger, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Software-Defined Perimeter, Applications, Containers and Microservices and other working groups.

In, 2020 he also served as co-chair to CSA’s Enterprise Architecture and Security-as-a-Service working groups, and served as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key Management.

Finally, contributions during 2018 and 2020 resulted in his receiving the 2018 and 2020 Ron Knode Service Award.

Michael is a risk, audit, control, and compliance professional with 20-plus years of experience with organizations such as Bridgestone EMEA, Komatsu International, Mitsui Novus International, Johnson and Johnson Inc., and Baxter Inc. He has worked with several high-tech startups serving the network management and contact center software markets, in addition to disk manufacturing and radiological cancer treatment markets. He has held leadership positions in SAP configuration and transformation teams, as well as SAP segregation of duties and IT general controls projects. Michael also served as secretary or observer for various committees and councils on internal audit, risk management, corporate governance, information security, and corporate social responsibility. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor. He holds an AEMBA from Claremont College, Peter Drucker Center, and an MBA from De Paul University.

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Jon-Michael Brook

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.

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Aradhna Chetal

Aradhna Chetal is a Senior Director Executive - Cloud Security at TIAA. She has worked for a number of enterprises like JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Merck, Boeing Company, T-Mobile and Microsoft where she was responsible for defining cloud security strategies, cloud security architecture, digital transformation and migration of applications to the cloud.

Aradhna is a Cloud Security Alliance Research Fellow and has been a key contributor to CSA Standards, NIST cloud computing working groups like the Cloud Security Reference Architecture, Cloud Risk Management Framework, Containers and Microservices Security, etc.

Aradhna has also been an advisor to several startups that have been developing products for Network Segmentation, Zero Trust, Identity and Access Management, Containers and Microservices Security.

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 technicalto the Seattle Chapter’s Board of Directors.

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Dr. Vrettos Moulos

Dr. Vrettos Moulos is a senior research software engineer in Institute of Communication and Computer Systems in Greece. He holds a PhD in secure microservice architecture patterns from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

He has been a member, for more than 10 years, of software development teams creating mission critical applications (rule-based decision systems, secure microservice architectures, big data analytic frameworks etc.). Having worked in different roles (developer, technical coordinator, team leader and architect) in different EU projects (4caast, DITAS, LeanBigData, SocIoS, CoherentPaaS, Orbit) he knows every detail of the information security lifecycle process. In the aforementioned projects, he has also written numerous industrial and scientific articles, published in various scientific journals. His main research interests lie around core topics in Big Data and secure practices that can simplify the implementation of complex models. Also, he has a particular interest in using both on-premise and cloud resources to enable tailored made solutions for AI applications. He contributes to the Cloud Security Alliance’s Serverless, Application Containers and Microservices, and Cloud Key Management Working Groups.

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Dr. Jim Angle

Jim has dedicated hundreds of hours to CSA and was instrumental in reviving CSA’s Health Information Management working group. In doing so, he drafted the group’s first charter and went on to become its co-chair. In this role, he authored three papers — Managing the Risk for Medical Devices Connected to the Cloud, Telehealth in the Cloud, and Healthcare Big Data in the Cloud — and serves as the working group's representative on the CSA International Standardization Council. Jim spoke at the CSA Summit/ISC2 Congress in Orlando in 2019. Additionally, he authored a paper currently under consideration by CSA’s Blockchain working group. He is the manager of Network Security - Vulnerability Management at Trinity Health and has a doctorate in business administration with a specialization in computer and information security. He has over 25 years of experience in multiple areas of IT, culminating as the Deputy CIO for an army hospital, and more than 19 years of information security experience in both government service and the private sector.

2018 Service Award Recipients

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Angela Dogan

Director, Vendor Risk Management and Compliance Services, Lynx Technology Partners

Angela Dogan is the Director, Vendor Risk Management and Compliance Services for Lynx Technology Partners. Previously, she served as Senior Project Manager for the Santa Fe Group and Vendor Auditor for Resurgent Capital Services.

With 15 years in the financial services industry, she is well-versed in standardized control frameworks such as those created by the Shared Assessments Program and Cloud Security Alliance, where she is a member of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) Working Group. Her expertise in the implementation and execution of third-party risk management programs has kept the Shared Assessments Program at the cutting edge of the industry’s best practice. Dogan is a Shared Assessments Program Steering Committee member and chair of the Standardized Control Assessment (SCA) Committee.

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Jason Garbis

Jason Garbis is Senior Vice President of Products at Appgate, a leading provider of cloud- and hybrid-ready Zero Trust security products and services. At Appgate, he's responsible for the company's security product strategy and product management. He has over 30 years of product management, engineering, and consulting experience at security and technology firms. He is also co-chair of the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) Working Group at the Cloud Security Alliance, leading research and publication initiatives. Jason holds a CISSP certification, has a BS in Computer Science from Cornell, an MBA from Northeastern, and is a published author.
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Dr. Kai Chen

Dr. Kai Chen is now serving as the Cybersecurity Ecosystem Specialist of Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd., is responding for Huawei cybersecurity ecosystem development including strategy, policy and partner engagement, etc. He has over 15 years work experience in applied cryptography, information and network security technical research, standard development, policy and regulation fields; published over 20 research papers and delivered speeches in security related conferences and seminars; developed or co-developed over 10 security standards in wireless communication, DRM and trusted computing; led several information security policy and legislation research projects. He co-founded the GCRF(Great China Regional Forum) of TCG(Trusted Computing Group) and served as co-chair of the GCRF from 2008 through 2015 driving the TPM2.0 standard development and industrialization; co-founded the cybersecurity working group in USITO(United State Information Technology Office) and co-chaired the WG from 2007 through 2015 leading the dialogue and collaboration around cybersecurity policy, regulation and standard development in ICT area. Before joint Huawei, he worked for Microsoft, Intel China and Bell Labs Research China, Lucent Technologies. He is the senior member of China Computer Federation and Chinese Association for Cryptologic Research. Kai holds the Bachelor Degree in Management Engineer, Master Degree in Computer Science and Doctor Degree in Cryptography.

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Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod

President and CEO, Digital Government Agency

Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod is the president and CEO for the Digital Government Agency (formerly the Electronic Government Agency), the agency in charge of providing GIN, G-Cloud and other IT services to Thailand’s government agencies. He received a PhD in Electronic System Engineering from Essex University. After graduating, he joined the National Electronic and Computer Technology Center as a researcher at the Network Technology Lab, where he was responsible for projects such as the Information Super Highway Testbed and the Government Information Technology Services (GITS). At GITS, he was in charge of setting IT infrastructure for government agencies such as the Government Information Network.

Dr. Sak has served as the CSA Thailand Chapter’s chairman since its formation. His leadership has enabled the Thai chapter to be active in getting the government cloud to be STAR-certified and has led the way for the private sector to follow suit. The chapter also organizes the popular annual CSA Thai Summit.

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Paolo Balboni

Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting, President of the European PrivacyAssociation Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at theEuropean Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) within the Maastricht University Faculty of Law.

Paolo Balboni (qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar) is a FoundingPartner of ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC),a law firm with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome, an International Desk inAmsterdam, and multiple Partner Law Firms around the world. Together with his team he advises clients in the fields of Personal Data Protection, also acting as Data Protection Officer in outsourcing, Data Security,Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Intellectual PropertyLaw. Paolo has considerable experience in Information Technologies including Cloud Computing, Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things,Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Fashion, Automotive, Insurance,Banking, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT).

Paolo is Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the EuropeanCentre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) within the Maastricht University Faculty of Law. and Cloud Computing SectorDirector and Responsible for Foreign Affairs at the Italian Institute for Privacy in Rome, Italy. He is involved in European Commission studies on new technologies and participated in the revision of the EU Commission proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation.

He co-chairs the Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) Working Group of Cloud Security Alliance and has acted as the legal counsel for the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) projects on ‘Cloud Computing Risk Assessment’, ‘Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds’, and ‘Procure Secure: A guide to monitoring of security service levels in cloud contracts’.

Paolo is the author of the book Trustmarks in E-Commerce: The Value of WebSeals and the Liability of their Providers (T.M.C Asser Press), and of numerous journal articles published in leading European Law reviews.

Graduated in Law at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2001, Paolo Balboni completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Technology Law at TilburgUniversity (The Netherlands) in 2008.

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Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 50 CSA projects completed by CSA’s Internet of Things, Blockchain/Distributed Ledger, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Software-Defined Perimeter, Applications, Containers and Microservices and other working groups.

In, 2020 he also served as co-chair to CSA’s Enterprise Architecture and Security-as-a-Service working groups, and served as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key Management.

Finally, contributions during 2018 and 2020 resulted in his receiving the 2018 and 2020 Ron Knode Service Award.

Michael is a risk, audit, control, and compliance professional with 20-plus years of experience with organizations such as Bridgestone EMEA, Komatsu International, Mitsui Novus International, Johnson and Johnson Inc., and Baxter Inc. He has worked with several high-tech startups serving the network management and contact center software markets, in addition to disk manufacturing and radiological cancer treatment markets. He has held leadership positions in SAP configuration and transformation teams, as well as SAP segregation of duties and IT general controls projects. Michael also served as secretary or observer for various committees and councils on internal audit, risk management, corporate governance, information security, and corporate social responsibility. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor. He holds an AEMBA from Claremont College, Peter Drucker Center, and an MBA from De Paul University.

2017 Service Award Recipients

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Xiaoyu Ge

Senior Security Standards Manager of Huawei IT

Xiaoyu Ge is the Senior Security Standards Manager of Huawei IT Product Line which include cloud computing, big data, storage, and server products and services. He is also active as security expert in SDOs, He is the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27 WG expert of China Nation Body, he is the rapporteur of several SC27 project such as “Requirements for establishing roots of trust for virtualized environment”. He participated in CSA several years ago, he is the main contributor of CSA “Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments”. He is also the CSA ISC member. Currently, his research interests focus on cloud security.

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Ronald Tse

CEO, Ribose

Ronald has served CSA in numerous capacities, including as a member of CSA's APAC Research Advisory and International Standardization Council. Additionally, he co-chairs the Open Certification Framework (OCF), SaaS Governance, and DevSecOps working groups. He is the founder and CEO of Ribose, where under his leadership the company has been consistently awarded the industry's highest cloud security ratings, including being the only organization to be triple assured by CSA: CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, and CSA C-STAR Assessment. He is Vice President and Director of External Relationships for CalConnect and a founding co-chair of several of its committees. He sits on the ECCMA Board of Directors, is a Certification Advisory Council Member for BSI Pacific, and a UN/CEFACT expert for the UN Economic Commission for Europe. Additionally, he is a Convener of ISO/TC 154/WG 4 and ISO/TC 154/WG 5, and expert representative to numerous ISO committees for CSA, CalConnect, Canada, United States, and Hong Kong, China. He received CSA's Ron Knode Award in 2017, and is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy, a member of Sigma Xi, a CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, CAP, SSCP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, PSM I-II-III, PSPO I-II, PSD and CCIE Emeritus #9650. He received his bachelor's degree magna cum laude in Computer Science and Biology and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Brown University

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Ashish Mehta

Director at Genese Incubation Management Services Pvt, Ltd

Ashish is co-chair of the CSA Blockchain/Distributed Ledger working group, where he leads and supports the group’s peer-reviewed research papers and coordinates educational and networking webinars with various industry players for the wider CSA community and industry participants. He has represented CSA as a speaker at multiple global events and is heavily involved with the Quantum-safe Security and Internet of Things working groups. Among his past research contributions are: Using Blockchain Technologies to Secure the IoT, a CSA blog post on the documentation of distributed ledger systems, and OWASP Medical Device secure deployment. He is director at Genese Incubation Management Services Pvt Ltd., a leading startup advisory firm. He serves as an advisor to the Government of Kerala's Blockchain Initiative and takes part in various technology analyst panels. He has taught blockchain and secure coding courses and is the co-author of books on BPX (SAP) and OCEG(GRC). He is also an active participant in the research efforts of NIST, ACT-IAC, OWASP, IAPP, and IEEE. He was awarded the Young Alumni Achiever Award by IIT-Kharagpur for 2020. He has a B.Tech (Hons) from IIT-Kharagpur and M.Sc in Cryptography with a Minor in Technology Strategy from Columbia Business School.

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Sabri Khemissa

Sabri is the ICS group cybersecurity officer a French multinational corporation that produce a variety of construction and high-performance materials. He is in charge of developing and maintaining the cybersecurity strategy, building and coordinate a cross-country and cross-business cybersecurity governance, supporting business initiatives, including strategic Smart Manufacturing and IIoT projects with a large shift to cloud services, defining new policies and rules, and selecting adequate solutions.

With more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity services, Sabri has developed extensive experience in developing cybersecurity frameworks and designing cyberecurity solutions for complex and hybrid OT/IT/cloud architectures. He also provide top management cybersecurity advisories in early stages of strategic enterprise projects, specially into digital transformation contexts and new technologies adoption.

Sabri is an active member of the IoT working group where he has participated too many publications. He also contribute to IDaaS and the SIEM sub-groups of the Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) working group. He co-chaired, for two years, the CSA DLT/Blockchain working group.

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Anil Karmel

Co-founder and CEO, C2 Labs

Anil is co-chair of the CSA Application Containers and Microservices working group and has led the development of multiple research artifacts, building off the work started in the NIST Cloud Security working group. He is president of the CSA DC Metro Area Chapter, which he has transformed from a dormant chapter into one of North America’s most active chapters, serving more than 1,000 members in government, healthcare, and financial sectors. Under his leadership, it has forged formal partnerships with ATARC and ISACA's Greater Washington DC Chapter (ISACA-GWDC). He is the co-founder and CEO of C2 Labs, a security-focused, agile digital transformation partner that blends art and science to securely modernize IT to move at the speed of business. Formerly, Anil served as the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Deputy Chief Technology Officer. He and his team have garnered industry and government accolades, including the SANS National Cyber Security Innovators Award for Cloud Security, InformationWeek 500 Top Government IT Innovators, ACT/IAC Excellence.gov Award, and the DOE Secretary's Achievement Award.

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Jon-Michael Brook

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.

2016 Service Award Recipients

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Juanita Koilpillai

Founder & CEO of Waverley Labs

Juanita Koilpillai is Founder and CEO of Waverley Labs, a pioneer in software defined perimeters (SDP) and digital risk reduction solutions. She has 30 years’ experience researching and developing systems in computer security, network management and real-time distributed software. She leads the open source software-defined perimeter (SDP) effort for ‘black’ apps in the cloud with the Cloud Security Alliance and is an active contributor to NIST leading the creation of a security risk index system for moving apps to the cloud (NIST 500-299). She was a key member of FEMA’s Enterprise Security Management Team and served as Principle Investigator for several DoD initiatives. She co-founded CyberWolf - an advanced automated attack warning system deployed by government and later acquired by Symantec.

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Bruno Huttner

Bruno has co-chaired CSA’s Quantum-Safe Security working group, which was formed to address key generation and transmission methods and help the industry understand quantum‐safe methods for protecting their networks and their data, for approximately six years. As such, he has participated in writing most of the group’s research papers and has given several presentations about the group’s work. Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, where he’s responsible for the business development and product management in the quantum security division. Over the course of his career, Bruno has participated in and given lectures at many international conferences. He has also been active in standardization organizations, first in ITU-T on the polarization effects in optical fibers, then in SAE, ARINC and ASD/STAN for applications of optical fibers in aviation. Bruno is an engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris) and a physicist (PhD from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology).

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Andreas Fuchsberger

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 delegateITU-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‘sSecurity 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 20of 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’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.

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Anthony Lim

Anthony is a 20-year Asia Pacific cyber-security pioneer and veteran professional, and an early advocate of cloud computing security and governance, since before 2010, when at IBM he was inaugural AP business leader for application security. Prior, he was Check Point’s founding AP managing director and CA’s first regional security brand director. He is currently a consultant, instructor and auditor in this area.

Anthony was on the international CSA-ISC2 JTA committee that built the CCSP and is AP’s first instructor for it. He had been an active board member of CSA Singapore chapter and has been active for both CSA Singapore and CSA Asia Pacific in making seminar presentations, conducting workshops and training, hosting executive roundtables and expert forums, sitting on government and industry committees, providing content for and speaking with the media, on various aspects of cloud security and promoting CSA’s thought-leadership activities, resources and services in the region, which is is still doing to this day.

Anthony is a long-time well-known subject-matter-expert and speaker at many industry, business, government and academic conferences, workshops, committees and media (print, broadcast, internet) on matters of cyber-security and governance in the Asia Pacific region, and is often interviewed on TV news, including recently on BBC. He is a two-time recipient of ISC2’s senior information security professional awards and was vice-chair of its global application security advisory council.

His current advocacy and research pursuits are in smart nations / safe cities and was a speaker at a Stanford University seminar and a NATO workshop. He is a guest and adjunct instructor at some universities, and is a life alumni member of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Eric Wang

Mr. Wang has more than 30 years experience in IT domain, he the expert on IT Security, and also professional in ERP, and Linux. He had led may important IT projects, such as emoffice、MEES、ecOS, iBon v1, Jcloud, and Bootable-USB-EasyLock. He is also UWCE/UWSE Implementor、ISO/IEC 17025 Certification、CEH, AutoCad certified, as well as the e-commerce representer in APEC 2009.

Right now, Eric Wang leads CSA “Mobile App Security Testing (MAST) Co-Chair to publish the world first App Security Testing White paper, and leading the Open Cloud Framework for MAST, CSA.

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Brian Russell

Brian Russell is co-author of the book “Practical Internet of Things
Security” and is a Chief Engineer focused on Cyber Security Solutions for
Leidos (www.leidos.com). He oversees the design and development of security
solutions and the implementation of privacy and trust controls for
customers. Brian leads efforts that include security engineering for
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Connected Cars, and the development of
high assurance cryptographic key management systems. Brian is the Chair of
the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group
and serves on the Editorial Panel of the Center for Internet Security (CIS)
20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense. Brian also
supports the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Cyber Security Working
Group and is a contributor to the Securing Smart Cities Initiative

2015 Service Award Recipients

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Kai Roer

Kai Roer provides Fortune 1000 companies worldwide with expertise on how to build and maintain security culture based on his free and open Security Culture Framework. Roer is a bestselling author, speaker and security culture facilitator who believes in the power of volunteerism.

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Mariano Benito

CISO at GMV

Mariano J. Benito is CISO at GMV, a leading Spanish company in the cybersecurity field, and CSA Spanish Chapter task force (CSA-ES CTO). Along his twenty-year long career, he has contributed to the development and implementation of international standards, including ISO 27001 & 22031 at GMV. Mariano J. Benito has also developed a specific focus also on Cloud Computing, Compliance & Governance, being the author of the first security analysis in Spain regarding cloud security (2009) and currently contributing to the deployment in Spain of CSA Guide, CCM, PLA and other local CSA initiatives.

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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.

Contributions: 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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David Siah

Vice-Chairman, CSA Asia Pacific Executive Council

David Siah is actively involved in cyber-security activities in Singapore. He is a member of iDA’s Cyber Security Alliance as well as iDA’s working group on Cloud Outage Incidence Response. He is also a committee member on the Singapore Information Technology Federation’s Security and Governance Chapter and is the Country Manager of Trend Micro. In his capacity, he runs Trend Micro’s business operations in Singapore and is in charge of Trend Labs Singapore — responsible for malware analysis and response.

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Brian Russell

Brian Russell is co-author of the book “Practical Internet of Things
Security” and is a Chief Engineer focused on Cyber Security Solutions for
Leidos (www.leidos.com). He oversees the design and development of security
solutions and the implementation of privacy and trust controls for
customers. Brian leads efforts that include security engineering for
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Connected Cars, and the development of
high assurance cryptographic key management systems. Brian is the Chair of
the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group
and serves on the Editorial Panel of the Center for Internet Security (CIS)
20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense. Brian also
supports the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Cyber Security Working
Group and is a contributor to the Securing Smart Cities Initiative

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Benildus Nadar

Chair for India Regional Coordinating Body

Benildus provides senior advisory services in area of Information Technology with a concentration on Information Security and Risk. Currently with Ericsson, Benildus worked in IBM, Fidelity Investment, Comodo etc in a career spanning 14 Years. Benildus is the founder and chairperson of the CSA Bangalore Chapter, one of the biggest chapters for CSA worldwide.

2014 Service Award Recipients

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Yi-Lang Tsai

Founder and Director of the CSA Taiwan Chapter

Yi-Lang Tsai is a famous IT commentator and author in Taiwan having published 34 books and many columns in professional IT publications. His works include the research projects for the detection, The Honeynet Project Taiwan Chapter Leader, the analysis and the honeypot related information security technologies and also in the cloud security technologies for industry, government and academy. He is the Director of major security projects and leader of an Information Security Incident Response Team to work for Taiwan Academic Network (TANet) to handing security incident. He is an expert in UNIX/Linux, Windows OS, communication network technology, network security, ISMS, and digital forensics.

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Junaid Islam

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 securityin 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 ofSoftware Defined Perimeter (SDP) research group which supports a number of US national cyber security initiatives.

Contributions: 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.

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Eric Hibbard

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

Contributions: 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.

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Ben Katsumi

Executive Director and Secretary General of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Japan Chapter, Inc.

Ben T. Katsumi is President and CEO, Information Economy Research Institute, Inc. and former Chief Researcher, IT Security Center, IPA(Information-technology Promotion Agency Japan).

Mr. Katsumi has 20 years of experience in cybersecurity specializing in market analysis, social and international studies, and security management and governance. His career includes 8 years at IPA as a researcher (2005 thru 2013), consultant at several Japanese firms including Ricoh’s subsidiary (2004 thru 2008), director at Symantec Japan (2001 thru 2004).

In 2010 Mr. Katsumi co-founded CSA Japan Chapter, which was incorporated in 2013 where he serves as a board member as well. He is members of Japan Network Security Association (JNSA), JASA Cloud Information Security Promotion Alliance (JCISPA), Japan Society of Security Management (JSSM), and Institute of Digital Forensics (IDF). CCSK, CISA, Information Security Associate Auditor, Certified Information Security Administrator.

He is a frequent writer and a speaker at domestic and international conferences including NIST Cloud Forum & Workshop, IEEE-EMBC, CloudAsia, CloudscapeV, Securecloud, and CSA Congress.

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Alberto Manfredi

Co-Founder and President of the CSA Italy Chapter

Alberto Manfredi supports CSA EMEA in chapter expansion and development. He currently serves as Business Development Manager Smart Solutions with Selex ES, a Defense and Security Electronics Division of Finmeccanica Spa. He has been working in the ICT market since 1993 with a focus on information security in the last 11 years. He is a member of ISC2,ISACA-AIEA, SANS, AFCEA Rome, DFA, ANORC (honorary member) associations.

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Damir Savanovic

Senior Analyst and Researcher at Cloud Security Alliance

Damir Savanovic (M) is an Associate Director - Cloud Controls Lead at Willis Towers Watson, leading a team of subject matter experts to address compliance and control requirements for multiple compliance frameworks within information and cybersecurity for a global financial institution.

As a security evangelist and subject matter expert in the areas of security governance, risk and compliance, data protection with over 15 years of experience in cyber security, he has vast experience and knowledge of cyber security and privacy standards, laws and regulations. Damir worked as a Senior Innovation Analyst and Program Manager at Cloud Security Alliance, CISO and IT Quality Manager in SKB, Société Générale Group, and as IS Auditor at EY. Damir graduated from University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in Information Technology and holds CCSK, CISM, CISA and ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certifications.


2013 Service Award Recipients

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Dr. Siani Pearson

Principal Research Scientist at HP Labs, Bristo

Dr. Siani Pearson’s current research focuses on accountability, privacy and the cloud and she holds over 50 patents and is author or co-author of well over 100 papers and technical reports in these fields.

Siani received an MA from Oxford University in logic, a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University before joining HP in 1994. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, senior member of IEEE and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology. Siani is currently the scientific coordinator of a major European research project on Accountability for the Cloud (A4Cloud) and is a member of: HP Privacy and Data Protection Board; UK Cloud Security Alliance Chapter board; HP cloud security WG; CSA PLA and OCF WGs; IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing Editorial Board; UK IEC subcommittee on data principles; numerous programme committees, including being Program Chair of IEEE CloudCom 2014; the steering committees of a number of conferences and advisory boards of several universities and EU projects.

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Nantawan Wongkachonkitti

Head of Marketing APAC

Nantawan serves as the Director of Innovation and Research and was formerly the Director for IT Intelligence Operations Division for Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization), Thailand. She has been working in the computer and telecommunication field for over 14 years. She manages Electronic Government Agency’s Operations Division for all IT Thailand Government. She is currently served as a secretary of CSA, Thailand Chapter which developed Cloud Control Matrix 1.3 on App Store for dual languages (Thai and English) called “Cloud Control Self Assessment”.

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Evelyn de Souza

Senior Security Strategist at Cisco

Evelyn is responsible for championing holistic security solutions that address emerging industry trends such as cloud, data center SDN and mobile. She is a strong proponent of building automated, repeatable processes that enable organizations to sustain compliance while optimizing security posture and reducing costs. To this end, Evelyn co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) which harmonizes regulations and industry standards to a common framework and according to cloud model to enable reduce audit complexity. Evelyn has a weekly column on WIRED Insights and frequently posts at CloudTweaks, Internet Evolution and 21st Century. Evelyn is also a regular speaker at industry conferences and can be followed on Twitter @e_desouza.

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Sean Cordero

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.

Contributions: 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.

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Dominik Birk

Vice President of the CSA Swiss Chapter

Dominik Birk is working as a Information Security Manager for the Zurich Insurance Group in Zurich, Switzerland. Besides that, Birk is leading the the CSA WG “Incident Management and Forensics”, helped establish the German and Swiss local CSA Chapters, and contributed to the CSA Cloud Security Guidance V3.0.

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Antony Ma

Member of Hong Kong OGCIO Expert Group on Cloud Computing

Antony Ma has over 14 years experience in the IT industry taking roles in different areas including software development, IT auditing and IT security. Antony has professional qualifications including CISSP, CISA, Oracle DBA and BS7799 ISMS assessor. He received a Bachelor degreed in Engineering, then completed a LLM degree in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.

Antony has extensive experiences in financial IT, especially in IT compliance and technology risk management.

2012 Service Award Recipients

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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.

Contributions: 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.

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Dr. Ryan Ko

Asia Pacific 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.

Contributions: 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.

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David Lingenfelter

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.

Contributions: 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.

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Kevin Fielder

Senior Manager Cyber Security at Worldpay

Kevin Fielder has over 15 years IT and security experience across multiple industries encompassing online trading, online supermarkets, banking/finance/insurance. His various roles have included pen testing and security assessments through technical and security architecture to security consulting and innovations.

Current focus includes security strategy, secure design and development, security innovations, software based mobile security, cloud policy and architecture, structured risk assessments, and of course his role as co-chair of the SecaaS working group.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Computing with Human Biology and a Masters in Distributed Systems and Networks, along with various industry certifications such as CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSMP, C|EH, ISEB enterprise and solutions architecture.

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Bernd Jaeger

Colt (Germany)

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,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, malwareand 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 andguidance 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, promotingbest 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.

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Richard Zhao

Chief Strategy Officer of NSFOCUS

Dr. Liang ZHAO (Richard) manages the research team, strategic planning, and fosters innovations at NSFOCUS. He obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Peking University at 1991, 1994, 1997 respectively. Liang majored physics and fiber-optic communications and has over 15 years of professional experience in telecom and network security areas. He owns certifications of CISSP, ITIL, BS7799.

Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Architect and Security Operations at Lenovo, responsible for the infrastructure architect and information security operations from 2006 to Aug. 2009. Before Lenovo, he worked for Computer Associates as the Principal Consultant at China from 2003 to 2006. From 2000 to 2003, he worked for iS-One as Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for R&D, security consulting service and etc. From 1997 to 2000, he worked for China Telecom, as the chief of network security affairs.