Who We Are

Uniting the Global Community to Eradicate Cyber Risk

Mission &
Purpose

Our philosophy is simple: Do Something. Measure It.

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. We achieve our mission by:

  • Uniting Global Communities: We must stand as a global community, across sectors and geography, if we are to effectively address cyber risks.

  • Implementing Concrete Solutions: We build concrete solutions that reduce and eradicate cyber risk, and we make those solutions freely available for any organization or individual to use.

  • Measuring the Effect: We believe in measuring effectiveness. We must measure to know we are doing the right things, and metrics drive action. We need to know what works and what does not.

FOUNDING ORGANIZATIONS

GCA was founded as a 501(c)(3) by a partnership of law enforcement and research organizations focused on combating systemic cyber risk in real, measurable ways. Our founders sought to bring together an international coalition of partners to implement real solutions to systemic cyber risk. Learn more about our founding organizations below.

History
of GCA

After years of prosecuting cyber financial fraud crimes with no end in sight, the New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr., knew that there had to be a better way to confront the cybercrime epidemic. Prosecution was a critical treatment modality, but prevention was the cure. After discussions with William Pelgrin, founder of the MS-ISAC and former President & CEO of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), the concept of what is now known as GCA was developed and is the product of input from many thought leaders which, from the beginning, demonstrated a commitment to a collective effort. The two then reached out to their partners in the fight against cybercrime, the City of London Police Commissioner, Adrian Leppard (now former), and John Gilligan, Chairman of the Board for the Center for Internet Security (CIS), to understand what might be done. This resulted in a coalition to take on the uphill battle against cybercrime and a recognition that we need to come together as a global community to have a transformational impact on cybersecurity. With a bias towards action, the three organizations made their move. On September 16, 2015 the Global Cyber Alliance was formed to address systemic cyber risk through a proactive risk-based, solution-oriented approach to address and eradicate malicious cyber risks.

Knowing the potential that an organization like GCA could have, the DA committed $25 million in criminal asset forfeiture proceeds to fund this critical work over a five-year period. The Center for Internet Security and City of London Police also made significant contributions in providing space, funding, staff, and assistance with building strategic partnerships. Through these contributions, commitment, and mindshare, the Global Cyber Alliance was established. Since that time, the organization has developed a global partnership network, formed an impressive board of directors and strategic advisory committee, established a notable executive team, and cultivated a skilled technical staff to carry out the mission: Do Something. Measure It.

Through the leadership and vision of each of the founders, they respectively have been a tremendous catalyst to bring an international community together to positively improve our global online cybersecure posture.

LEADERSHIP

GCA Chairman of the Board & Vice President, Security Policy, Microsoft

Scott Charney

Scott Charney

GCA Chairman of the Board & Vice President, Security Policy, Microsoft

Scott Charney​ currently serves as the Chair of the Global Cyber Alliance Board of Directors. He is Vice President for Security Policy at Microsoft.  Prior to assuming this position, he led Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group where he was responsible for enforcing Microsoft’s mandatory security engineering policies and, with others, implementing Microsoft's security strategy.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Charney served as chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he was responsible for implementing DOJ’s computer crime and intellectual property initiatives.  Under his direction, CCIPS investigated and prosecuted national and international hacker cases, economic espionage cases, and violations of the federal criminal copyright and trademark laws.

He served three years as chair of the G8 Subgroup on High-Tech Crime, was vice chair of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Group of Experts on Security and Privacy, was co-chair of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, and currently serves on the Dutch Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace.  Mr. Charney graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law with honors, and received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

President, CrowdStrike Services

Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry

President, CrowdStrike Services

Shawn Henry, President of CrowdStrike Services, is the retired executive assistant director of the FBI. Henry is credited with boosting the FBI's computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, and posted FBI cyber experts in police agencies around the world.

Executive Director, CyberGreen Institute

Yurie Ito

Yurie Ito

Executive Director, CyberGreen Institute

Yurie Ito is Executive Director of CyberGreen Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the health of the Internet ecosystem through mitigation, measurement and proactive collaboration. She is also Director of Global Coordination Division for the JPCERT/CC, and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, associated with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative.

Co-Founder and Partner, CyberWA

William Pelgrin

William Pelgrin

Co-Founder and Partner, CyberWA

Mr. Pelgrin served as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Cyber Alliance until December 2016 and currently serves as GCA’s Global Strategic Advisor. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an international nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the cyber security readiness and response of public and private sector entities.

He is also the founder and former chair of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Mr. Pelgrin was honored to have served as a Commission Member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cyber Security which briefed the 44th President of the United States on cyber security. Mr. Pelgrin is also co-founder and Partner of CyberWA, Inc., an exclusive cyber security service to help protect corporate executives, celebrities, politicians, and other high value individuals from successful cyber attacks.

Financial Consultant

Nastashia Press

Nastashia Press

Financial Consultant

Nastashia (Sasha) Press is an experienced financial and international business professional who has three decades’ experience in progressively senior leadership positions across the telecommunications industry.  She was the founding controller at Western Wireless—a provider of wireless services in rural Western United States and ten subsidiaries in developing and developed countries—and participated as a key member of the senior management team established to complete an initial public offering, successfully raising $700 million. She has had responsibility for global internal audit functions, including implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 globally. Ms. Press was a key member of the negotiating team for acquisition of an Austrian telecom operator and served as interim CFO for four months subsequent to acquisition.

Ms. Press has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from George Washington University.

President and CEO, Global Cyber Alliance

Philip Reitinger

Philip Reitinger

President and CEO, Global Cyber Alliance

Philip R. Reitinger has served as the President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) since December 2015. GCA is an international, non-profit organization headquartered in New York City and London that is focused on eradicating systemic cybersecurity risks. GCA does not prepare reports and recommendations but works with its 150+ partners around the world to implement solutions that measurably reduce cyber risks, such as phishing.

In 2009, Mr. Reitinger was appointed to serve as the Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Director of the National Cyber Security Center in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In these roles, he led the Department’s efforts to reduce risks across physical and cyber infrastructures and coordinated public and private sector responses to cyber security incidents. Earlier in his government career, Mr. Reitinger was the first Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center, which provides electronic forensic services and supports cyber investigative functions at DOD.

He also served as Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was one of the first dedicated cybercrime prosecutors in the Criminal Division. In the private sector, Mr. Reitinger served as Sony’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer from September 2011 to September 2014. Mr. Reitinger was also the Chief Trustworthy Infrastructure Strategist at Microsoft Corporation.

In 2013, Mr. Reitinger was appointed to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Cyber Security Advisory Board to provide advice on developments in cyber security and make recommendations for protecting New York’s critical infrastructure and information systems. He is a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security Advisory Committee. He serves on the advisory boards of several companies, and mentors other cybersecurity and privacy start-ups as a Stars Mentor for the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator. He is also Senior Associate (Non-resident), Strategic Technologies Program, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Mr. Reitinger was awarded the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Distinguished Service Medal in June 2011, and the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award in July 1999. Mr. Reitinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Partner, Deloitte North-West Europe

Sir Robert Wainwright

Sir Robert Wainwright

Partner, Deloitte North-West Europe

Mr. Wainwright is a senior partner at Deloitte North-West Europe, based in the Netherlands. In this role he manages global clients in multiple sectors on cyber, financial crime and other areas of risk. Mr. Wainwright has been instrumental in implementing policies and programs that increase the strategic resilience of government and business sectors to manage dynamic cyber security threats. As the former executive director of Europol for nearly a decade, he led the transformation of the agency into a world-class security institution that connects more than 1,200 law enforcement agencies and supports over 60,000 cross-border investigations of organized crime, terrorism and cybercrime each year. He pioneered the use of data and technology to drive a better response across Europe to cybercrime, terrorism and other major threats.

Mr. Wainwright holds a number of distinctions, including serving as a member of the European Council of Foreign Relations and as a board member with the Centre for Cybersecurity at the World Economic Forum. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG) by HM The Queen in June 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc), International Relations and Affairs from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has honorary fellowships from George Washington University, University of Cardiff and Exeter University.

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Mary Kavaney

Mary Kavaney

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Ms. Kavaney serves as the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer for the Global Cyber Alliance. Her responsibilities include strategy, personnel, legal and work with the cyber risk task forces. Prior to GCA, Ms. Kavaney worked at the Center for Internet Security. She developed relationships with law enforcement and other partners around the state.

From 2007 to 2015 Mary served as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for the New York State Governor’s Office working towards the passage of the state’s first anti-human trafficking law, all crimes DNA law and New York’s gun control law, the Safe Act.

Prior to working in the Governor’s Office of Public Safety, she was appointed as General Counsel at DCJS, the Division of Criminal Justice Services and for eight years she ran the Poughkeepsie Regional Office for the New York State Attorney General. Ms. Kavaney served as an Assistant District Attorney for four and half years at the Orange County District Attorneys’ Office.

Global Marketing Officer and Chief of Staff

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Global Marketing Officer and Chief of Staff

Michael Tanji serves as the Global Marketing Officer and Chief of Staff for the Global Cyber Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eradicate systemic cybersecurity risks. Prior to joining the GCA, Mr. Tanji held several different C-level positions in various cybersecurity start-ups that focused on Internet of Things security, offensive security testing, and endpoint monitoring and response. Mr. Tanji was a co-founder of cybersecurity R&D company Kyrus Tech, and co-founder of endpoint detection and response company Carbon Black.

Michael began his career as a member of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps, working in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in signals intelligence and computer security. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

After leaving active duty Mr. Tanji worked as a civilian for the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, first in an analytic technology leadership role, and cumulating as Technical Director of the J6 in his command.

Michael left INSCOM to join the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he deployed in support of Operation Allied Force. He served as manager of the Defense Indications and Warning System (Computer Network Attack) responsible for providing strategic warning of cyber threats from nation-states and non-state actors. He was one of the handful of intelligence officers selected to provide intelligence support to the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense, the predecessor to what would eventually become U.S. Cyber Command. His expertise led to his selection as his agency’s representative to numerous joint-, inter-agency, and international efforts to deal with cyber security issues, including projects for the National Intelligence Council, National Security Council, and NATO. After September 11th 2001 Michael created the DOD’s first computer forensics and intelligence fusion team, which produced the first intelligence assessments based on computer-derived intelligence.

Michael an editor and author of several books on cybersecurity and has been interviewed by radio and print media on security and intelligence issues. He has had articles and op-eds published in Tablet Magazine, Weekly Standard, INFOSEC Institute, SC Magazine, and others.

Michael was awarded a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hawaii Pacific University, a master’s degree in computer fraud and forensics from George Washington University. He earned the CISSP credential in 1999.

Global Communications Officer

Aimée Larsen Kirkpatrick

Aimée Larsen Kirkpatrick

Global Communications Officer

Aimée is the Global Communications Officer for the Global Cyber Alliance. She also serves as a Senior Research Fellow for the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and advises on their public education initiatives. Prior to GCA she was President of ALK Strategies, a communication and public affairs consulting practice focused on start-ups and non-profits. Aimée was formerly with the National Cyber Security Alliance. As the Partnership Engagement & Strategic Initiatives Director for the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Aimee established strategies and programs to engage and broaden NCSA’s stakeholder base and expand its audiences. She was also responsible for identifying and seeking out new funding sources and establishing new partnerships to achieve organizational goals.

While at NCSA Aimée led the development of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT campaign (an international public service campaign to educate the public about cybersecurity and internet safety). She was also instrumental in developing the San Diego Securing Our eCity Model City project, an initiative to engage an entire community around cybersecurity awareness, education and preparedness. This project was recognized by DHS and the White House as the best local/community plan to address cybersecurity in the DHS cybersecurity challenge.

Prior to NCSA Aimée worked with non-profits and businesses in Washington State and Hawaii. While in Hawaii, several of the projects she worked on won awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Aimée was a 2012 Executive Women’s Forum Women of Influence Award recipient. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the APWG.eu. Aimée has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Washington State University.

Global Technical Officer

Leslie Daigle

Leslie Daigle

Global Technical Officer

Leslie Daigle is the Global Technical Officer for the Global Cyber Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eradicate cyber risk around the globe. Ms. Daigle has been actively involved in shaping the Internet’s practical evolution for more than twenty years. Always fascinated by the Internet’s technology, innovation and real world impact, she started her professional career working with Internet applications technologies for corporate commercial activities, and progressed to take on leadership roles within Internet technology supporting institutions.

Ms. Daigle has been the Principal at Thinking Cat Enterprises for several years. Thinking Cat’s funded projects have focused on advancing the Internet’s technology development and deployment through coordinated action of interested Internet stakeholders.

Ms. Daigle previously was the Internet Society’s first Chief Internet Technology Officer. She joined the Internet Society in 2007, and she helped to (re)create the global dialog on important technical issues, calling stakeholders to action by providing achievable targets and facilitating their own collaboration across (corporate) organizational boundaries until May 2014.

Leslie was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008, and was the elected Chair of the IAB from 2002 to 2007. Prior to working for the Internet Society, she held the positions of Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems, Director of Directory Research at VeriSign, and Vice President for Research at industry pioneer Bunyip Information Systems, among others.

Leslie holds an M.Sc. in Computing & Information Science from the University of Guelph, and a B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science from McGill University.

Global Partnership Officer

Terry Wilson

Terry Wilson

Global Partnership Officer

Terry Wilson serves as the Global Partnership Officer for the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), bringing more than 8 years of experience in cyber crime investigation and prevention and 32 years of operational and strategic policing.

Prior to joining GCA, Terry held the position of National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) cyber crime programme lead for four years, working directly with the national policing lead. During this time, he designed, created and implemented the UK’s policing response to cyber crime.

Terry began his career with the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986. He spent most of his career as a detective. Specialist postings with MPS included the South East Regional Crime Squad, MPS Anti-Corruption Command, and Serious and Organised Crime Group - Flying Squad - where he specialised in Armed Robbery investigation at ascending ranks from Detective Sergeant to Detective Superintendent, as well as performing more conventional borough-based roles in those ranks.

From 2009 to 2013, Terry held the post of operational lead for the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) that was responsible for delivering timely response to serious cyber crime incidents through a public/private partnership initiative. During this time, he also led the cyber policing response to the 2012 London Olympics ensuring cyber safe and secure games.

Global Business Officer

Joshua Lawton-Belous

Joshua Lawton-Belous

Global Business Officer
Joshua is a recovering Trekkie, full time dreamer, lifelong investor, part-time writer, and a once upon a time combat medic. Joshua led a national pilot for a Presidential Major Initiative as a senior government official under President Obama, served as a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton focusing on managing high-risk, high-reward research and development efforts to include commercializing game changing technologies, and most recently as the Global Business Officer at Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) manages a team that implements products around the world and works with his team to identify funding opportunities that further GCA's mission. He is the recipient of the Wells Fargo 2016 Clean Technology Award for developing an innovative and green product line, sits on the Texas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and was a board member on the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s Innovation Committee. Constantly writing on issues of import for small businesses and startups, his articles have been published in industry specific media and on Forbes.com.
 
Joshua holds a Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Technology Commercialization from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certifications.
Global Finance Director

Anna Hardy

Anna Hardy

Global Finance Director

Anna Hardy serves as the Global Finance Director where she applies more than two decades of experience in accounting and business management to GCA’s strategic financial goals and operational activities.

Anna has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector with an expertise in developing and growing financial systems. Prior to joining GCA, Anna was CFO at the Charities Aid Foundation America, an international grantmaking organization with subsidiaries in Canada and the UK. As a member of the executive team, she advised a cadre of 50 staff regarding strategic planning and all aspects of the organization’s oversight and growth. Prior to that she served as Director of Finance and Contracts for BALANCE, a nonprofit focused on financial coaching and counseling. Over the course of her career, Anna has held senior positions across a variety of organizations, where her ability to analyze systems to maximum efficiency have successfully contributed to entities not only in the nonprofit sector but healthcare, services, and entertainment as well.

Anna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Berklee College, Boston.

Executive Director, Americas

Megan Stifel

Megan Stifel

Executive Director, Americas

Megan Stifel is Executive Director, Americas, at the Global Cyber Alliance. She previously served as Cybersecurity Policy Director at Public Knowledge. Megan is a Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University’s National Security Institute.

Ms. Stifel previously served as a Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council, where she worked to expand the U.S. government's information and communications technology policy abroad, including in connection with cybersecurity, internet governance, bilateral and multilateral engagement, and capacity building. Prior to the NSC, Ms. Stifel served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Director for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division and as counsel in the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. Ms. Stifel was previously in private practice, where she advised clients on sanctions and FCPA compliance.

Before law school, Ms. Stifel worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence. She received a Juris Doctorate from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. She is a partner with Social Venture Partners Charleston.

Executive Director, EU and Africa

Klara Jordan

Klara Jordan

Executive Director, EU and Africa

Klara Jordan is the Executive Director for the EU and Africa at the Global Cyber Alliance, an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. At the Global Cyber Alliance Ms. Jordan supports its mission by developing and sustaining partnerships, and furthers GCA's collaborative efforts regarding matters of policy, projects, and fundraising. Previously, she served as the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, a DC-based think-tank, where she had the leading role in advancing and further developing the mission and program of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, as well as designing and leading the implementation of initiative activities. She is the most proud of expanding the Initiative’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, the first cyber policy student competition and the program’s  presence and programming in Europe. She continues to be engaged with the Atlantic Council as a nonresident senior fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. 

Prior to her appointment at the Atlantic Council Ms. Jordan worked in the private sector, where she supported a range of cybersecurity companies in policy and government affairs space. She also worked in policy and privacy division of FireEye, a global cybersecurity company, focusing on providing insight to FireEye on opportunities and risks that stem from emerging policy, laws, and regulation. Prior to her private sector experience, Klara spent two years at the Atlantic Council rising to the level of deputy director at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Her background also includes work on international law issues at the American Society of International Law and at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation in Belgium. Ms. Jordan earned her LL.M from the law school at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She also holds a masters in interdisciplinary European studies from the Institute of Advanced European Studies in Strasbourg, France and earned her law degree from Matej Bel University in her native Slovakia.

Executive Director,United Kingdom, Middle East and India

Andy Bates

Andy Bates

Executive Director,United Kingdom, Middle East and India

Andy Bates joined the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in September 2017 and is its Executive Director for the United Kingdom, Middle East and India. He brings more than 25 years of experience to GCA, having served as a Chief Engineer, Business Development Consultant, Product Development Director, IT Director in Racal, Cable & Wireless and Level3. Mr. Bates most recently served as the CTO at Verizon EMEA.

While working across a range of technologies such as network, cloud, mobile, VOIP & identity, Mr. Bates has tended to specialise in large secure solutions for governments and challenging the status quo and conventional wisdom of security. He was deeply involved with systems such as Government Secure Intranet, PSN, Police National Network, as well as working with all the major UK government departments and international government customers and agencies, including NATO.

Mr. Bates is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has presented at multiple conferences including RUSI, EU Parliament, Johannesburg, and Budapest. He is married, lives in Hampshire, UK and is a passionate sailor and skier, whilst also being chairman of a charity in his local community.

GCA
Ambassadors

The GCA Ambassador program allows GCA partners to help shape and expand GCA’s global reach and further our mission to eradicate cyber risk.

The ambassadors come from diverse backgrounds and comprise an international cadre of influential leaders. They are chosen based upon their reputation in the cybersecurity community and their commitment to make a positive impact.

The ambassadors, who serve one-year terms, help increase the efficacy and adoption of GCA solutions. They serve a key role in facilitating early testing of GCA solutions and assist with outreach to ensure GCA resources are available globally. The ambassadors also support GCA’s sustainability efforts.

Co-CEO, Sepio Systems

Yossi Appleboum

Yossi Appleboum

Co-CEO, Sepio Systems

With more than 25 years of experience in Security, Networking, Computer Science and Control Systems, Mr. Appleboum brings wide angle vision on Cyber Security. In the early 90’s, after graduating from studies, Mr. Appleboum joined the Israeli Army Intelligence (unit 8200) and served as a team leader focusing on design and development of Critical Infrastructure Network Monitoring and Security Systems.

In 1998, Mr. Appleboum founded WebSilicon, an Israeli company which focused on delivering networking and security systems. As the VP of R&D, Mr. Appleboum was involved in design and implementation of more than 250 systems for government agencies, integrators and vendors. In 2007, Mr. Appleboum became the CTO for the company and was responsible for the North American business activities, working with key customers to develop next generation network monitoring and security systems.

In 2013, WebSilicon was acquired by Magal (NASDAQ: MAGS), one of the world’s largest physical security integration companies. After the acquisition, Mr. Appleboum was tasked with leading the integration of his company into the Magal group, which included the rebranding of WebSilicon as CyberSeal. Mr. Appleboum served as the CTO for Cyber Security of Senstar Inc., the North American division of Magal, and relocated to the United States to work more closely with key customers and partners. As the CTO for Cyber Security, Mr. Appleboum was instrumental in all phases of the development of the Tungsten Cyber Security Appliance and the Rubidium Central Monitoring Systems, solutions that converge physical and logical security in a manner that brings a new level of cyber security to the market.

In 2016, Mr. Appleboum co-founded Sepio Systems, a Cyber Security startup company that brings a new approach for defending organizations against hardware originated cyber-attacks. Mr. Appleboum serves as the CEO of the US company.

Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

Darren Argyle

Darren Argyle

Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

Darren Argyle (CISM, CISSP) is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years international cyber risk and security experience. He is currently in the role of Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore with a global scope. Darren also serves as a volunteer on the executive advisory board for cyber at Australia's Deakin University.

He is the former Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Qantas Airlines in Australia and, before coming to live in Australia, the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at IHS Markit, a global FinTech headquartered in the UK. He has also held various senior international cyber security leadership roles at Symantec and IBM.

In 2016, Darren was featured on the front cover of SC Magazine (an award-winning cybersecurity media publication) then, in 2017, was named in the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally. In 2018 he co-founded Cyber Leadership Institute, which delivers executive cyber leadership programs to support the next generation of cyber leaders and he remains the chairman.

Chief Information Security Officer

Téodor Chabin

Téodor Chabin

Chief Information Security Officer

Téodor Chabin has been in the cybersecurity field for more than 15 years and has worked internationally, in Paris, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. Following revelations on Stuxnet, protecting Nuclear Power Plants in cyberspace became a strategic priority for France. The defense company Chabin worked for asked him to develop a means to protect nuclear power plants from cyber terrorist attacks. To achieve this, he used teams from both the defense world and the nuclear world.

Later, Chabin launched his first cybersecurity startup in France. His purpose was to protect small businesses against cybercriminals. This was done by packaging all Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity components into a single box. In order to expand his work, he later decided to move to the Washington DC Area, in the Cybersecurity Corridor. During a three-month cybersecurity accelerator training program at MACH37, he learned how to deploy cybersecurity practices in a US context.

After raising money from venture capital, he moved his company to the San Francisco Bay Area. There he learned the Silicon Valley approach to innovation, including methods of problem solving and business scalability.

After a family evolution, he came back to France. He is now working to help protect major companies using innovative approaches from Silicon Valley. In his current position, as CISO for a defense company, he is in charge of the cybersecurity of critical programs moving to cloud technologies and AGILE.

Cyber Claims Director, CFC Underwriting

Roger Francis

Roger Francis

Cyber Claims Director, CFC Underwriting

Roger Francis has 15 years’ experience in information security, helping businesses protect their organizational assets from cyber threats, developing global security governance programs, and responding to headline cyber breaches.

Prior to joining CFC as Cyber Claims Director, Francis was Head of EMEA Security Advisory at Aon / Stroz Friedberg, where he delivered proactive cyber risk solutions to insureds and helped clients quantify and manage cyber risk. Before Aon, he was the EMEA Strategic & Cyber Insurance Lead at Mandiant (FireEye), and Director of Professional Services for McAfee (Intel Security).

In his role at CFC, Roger leads CFC’s cyber claims and incident response organization, the largest in-house team of its kind in the world, as well as oversees CFC’s cyber risk management services. Understanding that businesses are ultimately buying a claims service when they purchase a cyber insurance policy, his focus is on bringing technical expertise and real-world claims handling experience to the client, making the difference between a business suffering a catastrophic loss or getting back online quickly.

Chairman, Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFiT)

Barry Gooch

Barry Gooch

Chairman, Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFiT)

Barry has been a leading figure in the travel industry’s fight against economic criminals since the late 1990’s and is the founder of Prevention of Fraud in Travel; the travel industry’s counter crime body. As well as successfully obtaining police action in many cases of fraud and identity theft, initiating MPS Operations Chilton and Neon and supporting MPS Operation Falcon, Barry is responsible for the introduction of best practice as well as guides to the industry which have helped reduce the instances of crime occurring.

Barry has previously worked in enforcement and was the head of legal compliance and latterly company secretary at the Teletext group of companies (the world’s largest Public Service Text provider at that time) for around 14 years.

Barry was on the board of the Advertising Association’s ‘Self-Regulation Task Force’ which successfully persuaded government to permit self-regulation of broadcast advertising and was a director of BCAP, the Advertising Standards Association’s broadcast policymaking body where he was on the team that harmonised the advertising codes.

Chief Security Advisor, BT

David Harcourt

David Harcourt

Chief Security Advisor, BT

Dave is a highly experienced security advisor, influencing strategy in cyber security within BT and across wider industry and governments globally. He provides thought leadership into the strategy and implementation of BT's security programmes, is driving cyber security improvements in the telecoms industry as part of the Active Cyber Defence programme, and is a driving force behind BT's approach to proactive threat hunting and discovery.

Vice President, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive Information Security Services, U.S. Bank

Murray W. Kenyon

Murray W. Kenyon

Vice President, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive Information Security Services, U.S. Bank

Murray W. Kenyon is Cybersecurity Partnership Executive in Information Security Services at U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. He fosters partnerships with Government, Trade Associations, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, Educational Institutions, and various other Non-Profits focused on Cybersecurity of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Murray is a seasoned leader of national-level cybersecurity initiatives, with 35+ years of experience, in both the Federal Government and Private Sector, in cybersecurity, geo-political analysis, intelligence operations, information sharing, and critical infrastructure protection.

Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Murray was Senior Vice President for Technology Risk Management at the Financial Services Roundtable (now the Bank Policy Institute), an association of the nation’s largest integrated financial institutions. In leading FSR’s Cybersecurity program, he focused on cyber preparedness, information and technology sharing, shaping cybersecurity legislation and regulations, Cross-Sector and Industry-Government collaboration, and convening experts from the Private and Public Sectors to solve problems facing the Financial Sector.

Before entering the Private Sector, Murray spent 33 years in analytic, staff, and leadership positions at the National Security Agency (NSA). Rising to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, his responsibilities ranged from operational and technical management, to inter-agency and international liaison, to stakeholder and industry engagement, to overseeing national policy for the secure operation of Federal Government IT and communications systems. He collaborated with Federal law enforcement agencies to organize NSA technical assistance in response to cybersecurity incidents in the Private Sector, worked with the Department of Homeland Security to educate hundreds of industry executives on cyber threats, and collaborated with the Department of the Treasury and Financial Regulatory agencies to enhance the cybersecurity of the Financial Sector. He also organized NSA participation in cybersecurity exercise programs between the Government and Financial Sector.

Murray received his Bachelor of Arts from Asbury University, and earned Master of Science degrees from the Joint Military Intelligence College and the National War College. He serves on the Advisory Boards for cybersecurity education programs at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, the University of West Florida’s Center for Cyber Security, Carroll County (Maryland) Community College, and is a member of the National Visiting Committee for the National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center.

Co-founder and Director, SAM for Compliance

Tony Krzyzewski

Tony Krzyzewski

Co-founder and Director, SAM for Compliance

Tony Krzyzewski has been involved in the New Zealand IT industry for over forty years, with the past 25 years specialising in cybersecurity. He has been involved in many areas of the industry and has been recognised as a leader in most areas that he has been involved with. He is acknowledged internationally as a pioneer in the cybersecurity sector and is frequently called on to present on this topic, as well as acting as a trusted advisor within the government and commercial sectors.

Tony is the New Zealand Convenor for International Standards Organisation Standards Committee 27. In this voluntary role he is the country’s Participatory Voter, and coordinates New Zealand’s contribution to ISO information security, cybersecurity, privacy protection standards. He is a contributor to the development of the CIS Controls and its associated Companion Guides, and is also an active contributor to Global Cyber Alliance content and user awareness campaigns.

Tony was made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of IT Professionals in 2017 in recognition for his contribution to the information technology industry.

Tony is co-founder and Director of SAM for Compliance, a cloud-based service that helps organisations self-assess, manage, improve and report on compliance with international standards and defined controls. In 2017 SAM for Compliance Ltd became the first Australasian region partner in the Global Cyber Alliance.

Co-Founder and CEO, cybera. global

Nicola Staub

Nicola Staub

Co-Founder and CEO, cybera. global
Nicola Staub leads cybera. global, the international FinTech startup company using a platform and technology-based approach to reduce negative effects of cybercrime and online fraud.
Previously, he worked as a Public Prosecutor in the field of white-collar crime and cybercrime and led numerous investigations with national and international scope. In this function, Nicola Staub built up his agency’s cybercrime competence center together with the criminal police and represented his district in the so-called Cyberboard, the national cyber coordination taskforce for Swiss law enforcement.
He is also a member of the Cyber Security Commission at Switzerland’s umbrella organization for the digital economy – ICT Switzerland. Nicola Staub is admitted as Attorney-at-law in the Canton of Zurich. He studied in Zurich, Geneva, Chicago (USA), London (UK) and completed various professional training courses in Switzerland and abroad in his field of expertise.
Head of Cyber Governance, Red Sift Limited

Rois Ni Thuama

Rois Ni Thuama

Head of Cyber Governance, Red Sift Limited

Rois is a subject matter expert in cyber governance and risk mitigation and a business entrepreneur with a proven track record of performing roles which have been both strategically and functionally focused.

As Head of Cyber governance for one of Europe’s fastest growing cybersecurity companies,  Rois designed and developed the sales & business growth strategies securing key clients across a wide market spectrum including legal, finance, oil & gas. She was instrumental in marketing the company’s OnDMARC product and secured revenue from 6 of the top 10 leading global law firms.

Rois was CEO and Founder of Fairshare Platform, a startup company to help public limited firms reduce their annual costs associated with shareholder meetings, where she secured funding to build the platform and managed the successful employee transfer and restructuring process.  Rois was also the Director and Founder of IAS Medical (previously Armstrong & Cavendish), where she was responsible for all work related to a startup venture, including identifying trusted partners, suppliers, finding and managing clients.

She is recognised as an expert in the field of Cyber Governance frequently invited to speak at public events such as International Fraud Prevention Conference, Trust & Identity, and National Cyber Security Centre events.

Rois has a Masters of Law degree, LLM Distinction in International Commercial and Business Law from Bangor University, where she also earned her PhD. She earned an LLB degree from BPP London.