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2013 Service Award Recipients

Dominik Birk

Dominik Birk
CSA: EMEA

Dominik Birk
Co-Chair of the Incident Management and Forensics working group, Vice President of the Swiss Chapter, Speaker at Cloud Security Alliance Events

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.

Sean Cordero

Sean Cordero
CSA: Americas

Sean Cordero
Co-Chair of the Cloud Controls Matrix working group, Speaker at Cloud Security Alliance events, Contributor to the Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire, Member of GRC Stack Steering Committee

Mr. Sean Cordero is a co-chair of the Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Control Matrix and works alongside other industry thought leaders to drive the development of security standards for Cloud Computing.

He brings over 14 years of information security and IT experience across a diverse set of industries including: state and federal programs, bio-technology, retail, manufacturing, and financial services. Mr. Cordero is a certified CISSP, CRISC, CISM, and CISA.

Mr. Cordero is the founder of Cloud Watchmen, Inc. which is an information security-consulting firm focused on developing sustainable information security and compliance programs for his customers.

Prior to establishing his company, Mr. Cordero has served as the CSO for EdFund, where his team oversaw information security for a $39B loan portfolio. His previous leadership roles have included: Director of Security and Compliance for Charlotte Russe, and global leader for Life Technologies distributed systems program.

Mr. Cordero is a regular presenter at security conferences and has presented for CSO Magazine, the High Technology Crimes Association, Secure360, UC Davis, Bsides, and ISACA where he has applied his dynamic, but simple, message of pragmatic information security. Mr. Cordero can be followed on Twitter @sean_cordero and his company blog at www.cloudwatchmen.com/blog.

Evelyn DeSouza

Evelyn DeSouza
CSA: Americas

Evelyn DeSouza

Evelyn DeSouza
Co-Chair of the Cloud Controls Matrix working group, Speaker at Cloud Security Alliance events, Contributor to the Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire, Member of GRC Stack Steering Committee

Evelyn is a senior security strategist at Cisco 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

Antony Ma

Antony Ma
CSA: APAC

Antony Ma

Antony Ma
Currently Head of Chapter Development APAC and formerly Chair of HK & Macau chapter.

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.

His current positions include:

  1. Head of Chapter Development, Cloud Security Alliance Asia Pacific
  2. Member of Hong Kong OGCIO Expert Group on Cloud Computing
  3. Hong Kong delegate to ISO SC 27 committee

Twitter @AntonyITRisk

Dr Siani Pearson

Dr Siani Pearson
CSA: EMEA

Dr Siani Pearson
Member of GRC Stack Steering Committee, Vice President of the CSA UK Chapter, CCM contributor, CTP Contributor, OCF Working Group Member

Dr Siani Pearson is a principal research scientist in the Security and Cloud Lab, at HP Labs Bristol, which is HP’s European long term applied research centre. Her 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, a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology, CCSK certified and Vice President of the UK Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance. She has been editor and co-author of books on Trusted Computing and on Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing, and is associate editor for journals on trust management and on cloud computing. Siani is currently the scientific lead of a major European research project on Accountability for the Cloud (A4Cloud) and is a member of: the steering committees of CSA GRC Stack and IFIP TM 2013; HP Privacy and Data Protection Board; HP security forum; HP cloud security WG; CSA Privacy WG; CSA OCF WG; IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing Editorial Board; numerous programme committees, including being Program Chair of IEEE CloudCom 2013; the advisory boards of several universities and EU projects.

Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti

Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti
CSA: APAC

Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti
Nantawan Wongkachonkitti. Board Director, Thailand Chapter.

Nantawan Wongkachonkitti serves as the Director of 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”.

About the Award

The Ron Knode Service Award recognizes excellence in volunteerism and is awarded in memory of Ron Knode, a cherished member of the CSA community, who passed away in May of 2012. The award is presented to two recipients from each of CSA's three regional bodies (Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA).

2012 Service Award Recipients

Kevin Fielder

Kevin Fielder
CSA: EMEA

Kevin Fielder
SecaaS Co-chair, Implementation Guidance Editor/Author, Euro Cloud Strategy Team, Speaker at CSA Events, Contributed to a number of Research Initiatives

Kevin Fielder has ~15years experience across multiple industries encompassing online trading, online supermarkets, banking/finance/insurance. His various roles have included pen testing and security assessments through to technical and security architecture. Current focus includes regulatory driven projects (PCI-DSS, Solvency II etc.), disaster recovery, cloud migrations and environment risk assessments plus remediation, his MSc project and of course his role as co-chair of the SecaaS working group.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Computing with Human Biology along with various industry certifications such as CISSP-ISSAP, C|EH, ISEB enterprise and solutions architecture, and he hopes to complete his MSc in Distributed Systems and Networks in early 2013.

Bernd Jaeger

Bernd Jaeger
CSA: EMEA

Bernd Jaeger
Telecom Working Group Co-chair, Major Contributor to SecaaS, IR & Forensics, Mobile, Go to peer reviewer, ISC Member, Contributed to a number of Research Initiatives

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 has focused on Cloud Security and the development of secure cloud infrastructures as well as security services provided “out of the cloud”.

As chair of the Telecom Working Group 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.

Ryan Ko

Ryan Ko
CSA: APAC

Ryan Ko
Cloud Data Governance Co-chair, BOD Singapore Chapter, Speaker at CSA Events, Contributor to Top Threats Working Group, Contributor to the NSF Grant Proposal and other Research Initiatives.

Dr. Ryan Ko is a Senior Lecturer with the Computer Science department in the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and founder/ co-chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (Global)'s Cloud Data Governance working group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cloud Security Alliance Singapore chapter as Director of Research. From 2010-2012, he was a lead researcher in HP Labs' Cloud and Security Lab and led the HP Labs TrustCloud research project, global pioneers behind end-to-end data tracking in clouds and the area of cloud data provenance. Recipient of the Outstanding Service Award of the IEEE TrustCom 2012 conference, Dr. Ko's work was recently featured in HP Labs Annual Report 2011 for its global and social impact; he publishes extensively in top conferences and journals in cloud computing and service computing, and is also the Associate Editor of Wiley's Security and Communication Networks, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing, founder and co-chair of the IEEE Symposium on Trust and Security in Cloud Computing (TSCloud) and technical program committee member of several conferences and workshops, including the top-tier IEEE TrustCom, IEEE ICPADS and IEEE Service Cup. A recent work on visualizing large linked data set won him the Best Paper Award in USEWOD 2011, part of the prestigious WWW 2011 conference. Winner of the 4th IEEE Service Cup (Service Computing Competition) 2009 in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Ko is regularly invited as speaker and workshop organizer on cloud security in Asia and in the United States. He holds 3 international patents and was a regular security blogger for HP.com. Ko volunteers extensively in rural computer education in Asia, and was an entrepreneur of two startups in Singapore.

David Lingenfelter

David Lingenfelter
CSA: Americas

David Lingenfelter
Mobile Co-chair, Active Member of SecaaS, Involved corporate member, speaker at events, Contributed to a number of Research Initiatives.

Currently in charge of security and compliance for Fiberlink Communications, David has managed projects to get Fiberlink SAS70-Type2 and more recently SOC2 Type 2. 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. Fiberlink’s customers range from the SME space to Fortune 500 and Federal customers. David has helped ensure that Fiberlink meets the different requirements from these different types of customers including PCI, HIPAA, SoX, and NIST.

David helped design Fiberlink’s cloud architecture model several years ago, and is an active member of the Cloud Security Alliance including being a co-chair for their Mobile Working Group as well as being active in other working groups. Along with work with the Cloud Security Alliance David is a member of the NIST Cloud working groups.

David frequently gives presentations on Cloud and Mobile technologies and has presented for ISACA, ISSA, Cloud Security Alliance, InfraGard and GTRA among others. David was awarded the “Most Dynamic Speaker” award at this year’s annual GTRA event. David has also been quoted as a subject matter expert in a number of different publications.

Henry St. Andre
CSA: Americas

Henry St. Andre
SME Council Co-chair, SLA Co-chair, ISACA Contributor, Big Data Lead, Involved Corporate Member, Go to peer reviewer, Contributed to a number of Research Initiatives.

Henry St. Andre has a 28 year history in information systems, that began in telecommunications around the time of the divestiture of AT&T. He has worked in roles of telecommunicaton engineer, network design and provisioning, director of network operations and is currently Director of Trust services for inContact, a leading provider of SaaS services for contact centers.”

The challenge with technologies such as telecommunications and computer science is the need to continually be reinventing yourself. My first computer science classes were Fortran and the Intel 8086 assembly language. Later, I worked with mini’s and mainframes, ASCII terminals, DOS, Unix, and today it’s Windows and virtual machines. My first telecommunications experience was with analog transmission systems such as 4 wire E&M circuits, later T1’s and DS3’s, optical carrier systems and now its Ethernet, TCP/IP and VoIP. I am currently focused on security in the Cloud and I am grateful for the opportunity that the Cloud Security Alliance has provided me to both learn and contribute”.

Richard Zhao
CSA: APAC

Richard Zhao
Guidance V.3 Domain 13 (Virtualization) Co-chair, Involved Corporate and Chapter Member, Contributor to Event Program Committees and other CSA Research Initiatives, Contributor to the APAC strategy, BOD Greater China Regional Coordinating Body

Dr. Liang ZHAO (Richard) is the Chief Strategy Officer of NSFOCUS, a leading network security provider worldwide. His major responsibilities include managing the research team, strategic planning, fostering innovations, etc. He obtained the B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Peking University at 1991, 1994, 1997 respectively, majored physics and fiber-optic communications. He has over 15 years of professional experience on 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.

Dr. Zhao is an active contributor to Cloud Security Alliance and founder of Greater China Chapter(now Greater China Coordination Body) of CSA. His research interests include cloud computing and security, security intelligence, security metrics, compliance, etc. More details about his career and thoughts could be found at LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/zhaol and his blog at http://sbin.cn/blog

About the Award

The Ron Knode Service Award recognizes excellence in volunteerism and is awarded in memory of Ron Knode, a cherished member of the CSA community, who passed away in May of 2012. The award is presented to two recipients from each of CSA's three regional bodies (Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA).

Ron Knode

1946-2012

An Innovative Thinker & Tireless Volunteer

Ron Knode was an information security expert and member of the Cloud Security Alliance family, who passed away on May 31, 2012. Ron was an innovative thinker and the author of the CSA Cloud Trust Protocol. Ron was a cherished member of CSA, with endless energy and humor to guide his volunteer contributions.

Ron Knode was a Director in the CSC Trusted Cloud & Hosting business unit, where he served as the consulting Trust Architect for CSC’s cloud services and a strategic advisor to all who are seeking an enterprise payoff by employing secure and trusted cloud services as a part of their enterprise IT architecture. He was also a Research Associate in CSC’s internal innovation think tank, known as the Leading Edge Forum (LEF), and an adjunct associate professor in the graduate school of Applied IT (AIT) at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Prior to his selection to the LEF, Ron was a Director in CSC’s Global Security Solutions business unit where he was responsible for the design, provisioning, deployment, and measurement of end-to-end security solutions that support CSC’s commercial and government clients around the world. Along with his operational and architectural duties, Ron served the LEF as the primary researcher and author for a programme entitled Digital Trust. That programme explores the ability of an enterprise to create new value with security services and technologies, rather than attempting only to do an incrementally better job of protecting the enterprise value that already exists. He also published a follow-up report with the ACLI on the application of digital trust in the life and annuity industry.

Ron held bachelor and master’s degrees in mathematics from the US Naval Academy and the US Naval Postgraduate School, and he completed doctoral coursework in computer science at the University of Maryland. He was a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) in accordance with the standards and qualifications of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He was also a fully trained Black Belt in Six Sigma quality improvement processes.

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