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Alex Cox

Senior Manager of RSA FirstWatch

As a Senior Manager of RSA FirstWatch, Alex Cox is responsible for the leadership and direction of a team of threat analysts and malware researchers focused on advanced and emergent threat tracking. Mr. Cox is an experienced technical security researcher with a background in network forensics and the study of criminal and nation-state malicious infrastructure. His personal research interest lies in botnet technology and infrastructure and he is a published author and frequent press contributor on these subjects. Prior to joining RSA, Mr. Cox was a Vice President and lead researcher on the emerging threats analysis and solution development team at the Wachovia Corporation and was responsible for forensics analysis and incident response for security events. He is a former Army Officer in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, and a former Police Officer. Mr. Cox has a B.S in Administration of Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an M.S in Information Assurance from Norwich University.

Ami Kaufman

Senior Tech Editor for RSA’s FraudAction Group

Ami Kaufman is Senior Tech Editor for RSA’s FraudAction Group, responsible for gathering, analyzing and reporting on intelligence findings recovered by the different cyber teams operating within the group. Before joining RSA, Ami was Chief Night Editor for Haaretz, responsible for the daily Hebrew edition of Israel's leading broadsheet, and later held the same position at Calcalist, Israel’s largest financial daily. His interest in food and cooking led to culinary studies at the “Israeli CIA” (Tadmor, Herzliya) and even a brief stint in the restaurant business.

Amit Yoran

Former President, RSA

As President, Amit Yoran is responsible for developing RSA’s strategic vision and operational execution across the business. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Senior Vice President of Products at RSA, where he provided leadership for RSA’s product development and product management organizations.

Yoran founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, the market-leading network forensic product provider, which was acquired by RSA in 2011. In 2003 and 2004, he served as founding director of the US-CERT program. Prior to that role, Yoran was co-founder and CEO of market-leading managed security services provider Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002, and where he subsequently served as Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services.

Yoran is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and George Washington University.

Amy Blackshaw

Manager of Product Marketing, RSA Advanced Security Operation Center (ASOC) Solution

Amy Blackshaw is Manager of Product Marketing within RSA’s Advanced Security Operation Center solution group. She is an industry expert focusing on cybercrime, the fraud underground, web session intelligence and how organizations can be more effective and efficient in their jobs, before damage occurs. Amy holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her MBA from Simmons College, and is a CISSP. You can follow her on Twitter @amysblackshaw.

Angel Grant, CISSP

Director, Fraud and Risk Intelligence

Angel Grant is Director, Fraud and Risk Intelligence at RSA where she has lead the go-to market strategy, planning and execution for several product portfolios including; Enterprise and Consumer Authentication, Identity and Access Management, Anti-Fraud and Threat Intelligence solutions helping to secure over 30,000 organizations and 60 billion consumer online and mobile transactions from cybercrime.

Angel is a CISSP and visionary leader with a passion for developing security solutions to protect against cybercrime attacks and make the internet a safer place. She frequently acts as a security industry and RSA thought leadership spokesperson for internal and external executive meetings, media inquiries, analyst briefings, associations and conferences. She has over 20 years of experience in the security, eCommerce and financial services industries.

You can follow Angel on Twitter @angelsgrant

Angelo Perniola

Senior Consultant for the Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice in EMEA

Angelo Perniola is a senior consultant for the Advanced Cyber Defense Services Practice EMEA. In this capacity Angelo is a subject matter expert for SOC/CIRC redesign, proactive computer network defense, Incident Response/Discovery (IR/D), breach readiness and remediation.

Art Coviello

Former Executive Chairman, RSA

As the former Executive Vice President, EMC Corporation, and Executive Chairman, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Art Coviello was responsible for RSA's strategy as it delivers EMC's global vision of information-centric security. With more than 30 years of strategic, operating, and financial-management experience in high-technology companies, Coviello's expertise and influence have made him a recognized leader in the industry. He plays a key role in several national cyber-security initiatives and has spoken at numerous conferences and forums around the world.

Bali Kuchipudi

Consultant Product Marketing Manager

Bali Kuchipudi is a Consultant Product Marketing Manager focused on IT Security Risk Management (IT SRM). He covers the RSA Security Operations Management (SecOps ) solution and is well versed in starting and maturing a Security Operation Center (SOC). Bali received a Bachelor's in EE from University of Illinois-Champaign and an MBA from University of Chicago. You can follow Bali on Twitter @bkuchipudi.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith is Field Chief Technology Officer (Field CTO - East) with RSA, The Security Division of EMC. He is based in the greater Washington DC metro area and supports key enterprises securing sensitive assets. He is a twenty-five-year veteran of the networking, information security and telecommunications fields. His prior employers include UUNET, Intuit, CSC, and the US Government, along with a string of technology-oriented startups. He holds a number of professional technical certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate, and has presented on RSA's behalf, both domestically and internationally, at cybersecurity events sponsored by Gartner, FS-ISAC, ISSA, ICI, (ISC)2, ISACA, InfraGard, HTCIA and other organizations.

Follow Ben on Twitter: @Ben_Smith and @InfoSecDecks.

Bob Griffin

Chief Security Architect at RSA

Bob Griffin is Chief Security Architect at RSA, the Security Division of EMC, where he is responsible for technical architecture, standards and strategy, particularly for RSA’s data security products. He represents EMC to several standards organization, including as co-chair of the OASIS PKCS 11 technical committee. Bob has extensive experience in security strategy, corporate governance, business process transformation and software development. He has had the primary architectural responsibility for a number of production systems environments and for major software engineering projects at RSA, Entrust and Digital Equipment Corporation,. He is a frequently requested speaker for professional and industry conferences and has instructed courses within both professional and university settings.

Brian Baskin

Brian Baskin is a digital forensics professional and incident responder with RSA Security. For 15 years Brian has worked to research, develop, and train responses to growing network threats. Brian devotes much of his time to researching malware, network protocols, and Linux and UNIX intrusion responses, and has spent years performing dedicated malware analysis and reverse engineering at the US Defense Cyber Crime Center.

He has authored numerous books on computer security and developed software to allow for more efficient intrusion and malware analysis. His most recent work is in coauthoring the technical-fiction series: Dissecting the Hack.

Chris Hoover

GRC Strategist for Federal Solutions at RSA Archer

Chris Hoover is the GRC Strategist for Federal Solutions at RSA Archer. He has 16 years experience in Information Assurance (IA) and Risk Management in the federal community. He started his security career active duty in the US Air Force. Since then, Mr. Hoover has spent his career helping federal agencies build effective IA and Risk Management programs in highly classified environments like the Pentagon, NGA HQ, Baghdad Embassy, and Los Alamos Labs.

Christopher Elisan

Principal Malware Scientist at RSA

Christopher Elisan is a seasoned reverse engineer and malware researcher. He frequently speaks at various security conferences across the globe and provides expert opinion about malware, botnets and advance persistent threats for leading industry and mainstream publications. He is currently the Principal Malware Scientist at RSA. Elisan is also the author of “Malware, Rootkits and Botnets: A Beginner’s Guide.”

Daniel Cohen

Head of RSA FraudAction

Daniel Cohen is head of the RSA FraudAction group that provides hundreds of organizations worldwide with anti-fraud services, including phishing and malware attack handling as well as cybercrime intelligence operations. Through his work, Daniel has gained deep insight and expert knowledge of the cybercrime landscape and economy, and often speaks on the topic at industry and customer events.

David D'Aprile

Dave D’Aprile is Sr. Manager, Product Marketing within RSA’s Threat Detection & Response solutions group. He is primarily responsible for product marketing for RSA’s endpoint detection and response platform, RSA NetWitness Endpoint.

Dave has worked in technology for over fifteen years. Prior to joining RSA, he was at Cisco where he led product marketing teams responsible for the Policy and Access portfolio and for cross-platform solutions involving Cisco Firepower Threat Defense and machine learning. Before Cisco, Dave helped found and later led marketing and business development efforts for a private MDM and endpoint encryption provider, which served Fortune 500 financial and healthcare companies.

He holds an MBA from Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University.

You can connect with Dave on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter @davedaprile.

David Gray

David Gray is a Senior Consultant for the Advanced Cyber Defense Services Practice – EMEA. In this capacity David is responsible for professional services engagement for Global Incident Response/Discovery (IR/D), breach readiness, remediation, SOC/CIRC redesign and proactive computer network defense.

Prior to RSA, David was the Incident Response Team Leader for a number of Defence Contractors and spent his formative years within the UK’s Royal Air Force where he worked on most of the UK’s secure communications network within his career.

David has spoken about computer security at a number of conferences including RSAC Abu Dhabi and SANS DFIR Prague.

David Mitchell

Senior Product Marketing Manager

David Mitchell is a senior member of the Product Marketing and Management team at RSA, the security division of EMC. In this role, David is responsible for working with new and emerging products and technologies reinforcing RSA’s position as a market leader in the cyber security management space. When not wandering the landscape of safe computing, you’ll find David biking or skiing the woods and mountains of New England.

David Walter

The RSA Security Management team is made up of RSA’s managers of the Archer, enVision, DLP, and NetWitness product lines. We interact with customers on a daily basis and will use this blog to share insights about our customers’ security strategies and challenges. We hope the blogs will stimulate your thoughts and that you will want to share your insights with us by commenting on the blogs!

Davide Veneziano

Davide Veneziano is Advisory Systems Engineer at RSA, the Security Division of EMC. He acts within the Threat Detection and Response solution group as a subject matter expert across EMEA, presenting RSA solutions at marketing and customer events as well as supporting in complex solution design.

Davide developed his technical skills and a solid consultative approach working for different multi-national IT vendors. He holds a number of security governance certifications like CISSP, CISA, CISM, QSA as well as the technical certifications OPST, GREM, GCFA.

Defend the Kingdom

The Defend the Kingdom blog series is a fictional storyline following the adventures of Marty Bishop, a skilled, imaginative security administrator fighting cybercrime on the frontlines of the massive multi-national conglomerate MagnaCorp. Marty walks the halls of MagnaCorp as shadow behind the scenes clad in his trademark designer t-shirts and extensive sneaker collection but armed with the knowledge that he stands all too often as the last barrier between MagnaCorp’s sprawling global business and the brink of digital chaos.

When Marty enters the vast digital infrastructure of MagnaCorp, he transforms into The Hunter – his alter ego protecting "The Kingdom", an immense medieval-like landscape populated with threatening, shadowy criminals. Armed with his powerful bow and his pet The Cat, the Hunter prowls the Kingdom searching out and battling evil. The Hunter, along with a host of other characters representing the many aspects of security management, work together to protect the good citizens of the Kingdom.

The Defend the Kingdom series is authored by Steve Schlarman (twitter:@steveschlarman) and illustrated by Allison Marie Johnson. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Demetrio Milea

Advisory Consultant for the Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice in EMEA

Demetrio is an Advisory Consultant for the Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice in EMEA. In this field, Demetrio deals with Global Incident Response/Discovery (IR/D), breach readiness/management, cyber intelligence, Next Generation SOC design and implementation and proactive computer network defense, forensics and malware analysis.
Demetrio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Security from University of Milan and an Advanced Management Program degree from IE Business School.

Derek Brink

As an analyst and research fellow at the Aberdeen Group, Derek helps organizations improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing, and speaking about the people, processes, and technologies that correspond with leading performance. He has more than 25 years of experience in high-tech strategy development, product management, and product marketing including positions at RSA Security, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. Derek earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Applied Mathematics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Diane Lawrence

Sr Manager, Marketing Programs

Diane is responsible for the management of the authentication and identify protection and verification product lines for RSA, the Security Division of EMC. Ultimately, her responsibilities and efforts drive sales and revenue for each of the product lines that fall under her prevue. She works closely with the RSA corporate marketing, field marketing, sales, channels, and global marketing organizations to present a consistent RSA and product message, and to create overall awareness as well as generate opportunities for authentication and IPV product sales. Prior to joining RSA, Diane worked for companies such as Kronos, Progress Software and PowerSoft responsible for International Marketing, Americas Field Marketing, and various management roles in Corporate Marketing around Global Marketing Services and Support.

Eli Marcus

Senior writer in RSA’s FraudAction Knowledge Delivery team

Eli Marcus is a senior writer in RSA’s FraudAction Knowledge Delivery team, responsible for gathering, analyzing and reporting on intelligence findings recovered by the different cyber teams operating within the group. Before joining RSA, Eli was a Senior Technical Writer in the Telecommunications and Semiconductor fields. In his spare time, Eli is a Blues musician, Blues music historian, and radio presenter.

Eric Baize

Senior Director of the Product Security Office at EMC Corporation

Eric Baize is Senior Director of the Product Security Office at EMC Corporation.

You can read all of Eric's new and previous blog posts at:
http://productsecurityblog.emc.com/

Eric Thompson

IT threat strategist for RSA

Eric is an IT threat strategist for RSA. Formerly, Eric led Capital One’s customer-facing digital security strategy and roadmap team, responsible for managing the enterprise-level process and controls, protecting customers' assets and privacy. While at Capital One, he designed and implemented a layered security strategy delivering risk-based controls across a multitude of online and mobile servicing applications used by more than 20 million customers.

He holds bachelor's degrees in Russian and international relations from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business with an emphasis on marketing and technology.

Fernando Paolieri Neto

Security Researcher, Cybercrime Research Lab, RSA

Fernando is a Security Researcher within RSA FirstWatch Research group, responsible for researching new and emerging threats and the malware ecosystem. Fernando specializes in Reverse Engineering and communication infrastructure, as well as investigating Web-application security.

Fran Howarth

Fran is an industry analyst specializing in security. She has worked within the security technology sector for more than 25 years in an advisory capacity as an analyst, consultant, and writer. Fran focuses on the business needs for security technologies, with a focus on emerging technology sectors. Her current areas of focus include cloud security, data security, identity, and access management, network and endpoint security, security intelligence and analytics, and security governance and regulations.

Ingo Schubert

Global Cloud Identity Architect

Born over 600 years ago in the highlands of southern Bavaria, Ingo had enough time to look into manual labour to quickly figure out that IT Security is the place to be. Over 14 years ago he joined RSA and did mostly identity and crypto stuff and now specialises in RSA SecurID Access. A documentary loosely based on his life story was released in 1986 (“Highlander”). In his spare time he takes care of his family and various Raspberry Pi projects.

James Mandelbaum

Sr. Authentication Systems Engineer

James is the Western Region Identity and Authentication subject matter expert for RSA. With products such as SecurID, Via Access, Via Governance and Via Lifecycle he has a lot of breadth to expand on.

James has been with RSA for two years and prior to that he was a Pre-Sales Engineer in an international role focused on Cloud Base security services.

Jared Greenhill

Senior Practice Consultant, Incident Response

Jared Greenhill is currently an incident responder for RSA's IR practice where he performs a multitude of DFIR tasks including network and host based forensics, memory analysis and reverse engineering of malware. Prior to joining RSA, Jared was a forensic analyst for US-CERT’s Digital Media Analytics team where he performed malware analysis and provided digital forensic support.

Jared holds a MS in Computer Forensics from George Mason University and has several security related certifications.

Jared Myers

Principal Consultant, Incident Response

Jared Myers is a security professional and incident responder for RSA Security. For over a decade Jared has been involved in Digital Forensics and Incident Response. Throughout his career, he has been called upon to assist in investigating domestic and international incidents where both government and corporate networks were compromised, including incidents where large amounts of PII/PCI or IP data was targeted. Jared previously conducted cyber investigations for State and Local Law Enforcement as well as the FBI and Secret Service. Jared then worked as a dedicated malware analyst and reverse engineer for the US Defense Cyber Crime Center.

Jared focuses on investigating multifaceted network intrusions and analyzing complex malware sets, and has handled incidents that were conducted by nation states.

Jason Garbis

Director, Product Marketing

Jason Garbis has over 25 years of proven product experience, having worked in roles that span engineering, professional services, product management, and marketing at technology companies such as BMC, BladeLogic, Mercury, HP, and IONA. Jason is currently responsible for RSA’s go-to-market strategies and initiatives for Identity and Access Management. He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Northeastern University. Jason is also a published author.

Jason Rader

Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence for RSA

Jason is the Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence for RSA.

Jay Kelley

Senior Product Marketing Manager, F5 Networks

Jay is Senior Product Marketing Manager at F5 Networks, responsible for integrated marketing and go-to-market strategy and execution for F5’s Application Access products and services, including F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), Secure Web Gateway Services, mobile security, and service provider security offerings. Jay has over 25 years experience in a variety of senior management roles in marketing, product marketing, and business development in the technology sector, with a focus on security and access control, identity and access management (IAM), SaaS applications, and telecom software and services. Jay has also held senior account and sales management roles. Jay has worked for a number of start-ups, turnarounds, and major enterprises, including Juniper Networks, Funk Software, Microsoft, PCsupport.com/MyHelpDesk, Inc., Glenayre Electronics, Open Development Corp., and Phoenix Technologies. Most recently, Jay was Senior Product Marketing Manager for Junos Pulse products (network access control (NAC), secure access (SSL VPN), and mobile security) at Juniper Networks, where he worked for 8 years, leading product launches, developing and implementing go-to-market strategic and tactical plans, defining and evangelizing product messaging, positioning, and value propositions, and served as a subject matter expert. Jay has spoken at numerous technology events, including RSA Conference, VMworld, SecureWorld, IT Roadmap Conference and Expo, FAA Information Technology/Information Systems Security (IT/ISS), and the Latin American Prepaid Wireless Services Conference. Jay also is co-author of the book, “Network Access Control for Dummies”, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009.

Jeff Carpenter

Thought Leader, Infosec Evangelist

Jeff has never met a button he didn't want to push. He is passionate about future of online identities and how it will impact our digital lives. Jeff is a CISSP and has worked at RSA since 2007.

Joanna Cullinan

Sr. Marketing Program Manager for RSA Global Alliances Marketing

In Joanna's role, she is responsible for developing and executing joint integrated marketing campaigns with key strategic alliance partners (Systems Integrators, Advisory Partners, Outsourcers, MSSPs, TSPs) in alignment with shared goals to drive revenue. Joanna holds her undergraduate degree from Bryant College, and her MBA from Boston College.

Joe Hewitson

With a degree in Applied Computing Technology and over a decade of service in the IT and Software Development industries, Joe Hewitson has acquired a keen ability to write about emerging technologies and the impact they have on businesses in many different industries. Accompanying his love for all things tech is a passion for writing informed and engaging pieces in a unique and easy to understand voice. Living in the beautiful arms of the Rocky Mountains, Joe is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys running, biking, and fishing.

John McDonald

Senior Architect in EMC's Trust Solutions Group

John McDonald is a Senior Architect in EMC's Trust Solutions Group, where he is responsible for developing and communicating trust-based solutions that encompass all of EMC's, RSA's and VMware's products. He has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry in general and IT Security in particular, and has worked extensively as a consultant, developer and evangelist across all industries and virtually all major areas of IT and security technology. He has spoken at dozens of industry and vendor IT and Security events, and has written over 20 whitepapers for EMC and RSA. John is also a CISSP and has held certifications in several other areas, including disaster recovery, Microsoft technology and project management.

Johna Till Johnson

CEO at Nemertes Research

Ms. Johnson is the CEO and founder of Nemertes Research, a 12-year old research-advisory firm specializing in the business impact of emerging technologies. Ms. Johnson spearheads Nemertes’ security and risk management practice, where she works with Fortune 200 financial services, manufacturing, utility, and other leading organizations to craft robust, scalable, and flexible information security architectures and effectively manage the information security component of an organization’s risk portfolio.

Ms. Johnson’s career in information security began over 25 years ago when, as a young engineer, she developed security products for Mosler Security Systems. Since then, she has spent a large part of her career focusing on security architecture, testing, and operations and governance.

In the early 1990s she ran the lab-testing program at Data Communications Magazine, which uncovered vulnerabilities in the then-novel RSA two-factor authentication system. In the mid 1990s Ms. Johnson ran the Global Networking Strategies Service at the META Group, which included META’s security and risk management offering. Subsequently, she served as the Chief Technology Officer overseeing the security practice for Greenwich Technology Corp., a global consulting and engineering firm that developed and implemented leading-edge security architectures for financial services firms and global providers, including Bear Sterns and Global Crossing.

Justin Grosfelt

Principal Security Consultant for the world-wide Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice

Justin Grosfelt is a Principal Security Consultant for the world-wide Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice. He is a subject matter expert on matters relating to Global Incident Response/Discovery (IR/D), breach readiness, computer forensic analysis, remediation and proactive computer network defense. Prior to RSA, Justin led network and host based malware and cyber threat analytics/investigations and incident response forensics for the Raytheon Company Cyber Threat Operations Program.

Karin Kelley

Karin is an independent industry analyst and writer, with over 10 years experience in information technology. She focuses on cloud infrastructure, hosted applications and services, end user computing and related systems management software and services. She spent nearly eight years at 451 Research, where she spearheaded coverage on emerging desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) markets. She has extensive expertise in enterprise infrastructure software and services, as well as a deep understanding of SMB and hosting markets. Karin specializes in in-depth analysis, public relations and marketing content.Karin holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Humboldt State University, where she also studied Geology.

Kasha Gauthier

Director of Academic and Community Alliances

Kasha Gauthier is Director of Academic and Community Alliances at RSA. In this role, she is helping drive RSA’s leadership in the global cybersecurity ecosystem. Our shared goal is to protect our digital world by developing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders, closing the skills gap, and educating the public to keep kids and our communities safe online.

Prior to her current role, Kasha has 15 years of progressive leadership experience in strategy, financial management, operations and accounting. Previously at RSA, she founded the company’s Pricing & Packaging function and served as Controller. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Accounting and Information Systems and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). You can follow her on Twitter @kashagauthier.

Kate McGavin

Senior Product Marketing Manager at RSA

Kate McGavin is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at RSA, the Security Division of EMC, within the Identity and Data Protection group. Kate leads the go-to-market and product launch efforts for the knowledge-based authentication and risk-based authentication offerings at RSA. She is responsible for the development of strategic marketing plans through market research & business analysis, competitive analysis, and pricing model evaluation. Kate holds a BS in marketing and information design corporate communication from Bentley University, and is currently pursuing her MBA at Boston University.

Kathleen Moriarty

IETF Security Area Director and EMC Office of CTO

Serving as the IETF Security Area Director, Kathleen Moriarty is also the Global Lead Security Architect with the EMC Office of the CTO working on technology strategy and standards. Kathleen has been the primary author of multiple published standards and actively contributes to security standards activity in the IETF. Previously, as the Practice Manager for security consulting at EMC, Kathleen was responsible for oversight of key projects, and development of security programs, in addition to serving as the acting CISO of a global investment banking firm. Kathleen has also been the head of IT Security at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Director of Information Security at FactSet Research Systems. Kathleen holds a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Kayvan Alikhani

Senior Director of Technology at RSA

Kayvan Alikhani is senior director of technology at RSA. Prior to joining RSA in 2013, he was co-founder and CEO of PassBan (acquired by RSA in 2013), a company focused on mobile security & identity. Before starting PassBan, Kayvan was CEO of LiteScape Technologies, where he led the company’s strategy and roadmap for 9 years, creating solutions in the fields of VOIP security and mobile collaboration. Kayvan joined LiteScape from BeNotified (MagNetPoint) Software, a mobile communication solution provider which he had co-founded and served as CTO. Kayvan also co-founded and was VP of Engineering of AVIRNEX, an international provider of enhanced fixed and mobile communication services. Earlier, he served in product development roles at Microsoft and Siemens. With 25+ years of experience in software product development, Kayvan serves as technical board advisor to multiple high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley. Kayvan has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.

Kent Backman

Kent Backman is a threat intelligence analyst with RSA FirstWatch. Kent's research is focused on targeted campaigns by advanced threat actors.

Kevin Bowers

Manager, RSA Labs

Kevin Bowers is the manager of RSA Laboratories. His research interests include user authentication, cryptographic protocols and usable security. Kevin holds a B.S. in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering and Computer Science, and a B.S. in Mathematics, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Kevin joined RSA Labs in 2007.

Kevin's publication history covers many diverse topics including numerous cryptographic protocols for remote verification of integrity and resilience, time stamping, as well as advanced authentication techniques, and steganography.

Kimberlee Bachman

Sr Product Marketing Manager

Kimberlee Bachman is on the product marketing team at RSA and is focused on Identity Management and Governance). In the security space, she is especially interested in the future of the Internet of Things. She has a passion for technology, food and yoga. Prior to joining RSA she earned her MBA and MA in Sociology from Boston College and her BA from Brandies University. She has also worked in market research and social media marketing. You can follow her on twitter @bachman_k.

Lior Ben-Porat

Security Researcher, RSA FirstWatch

Lior Ben-Porat is a security researcher within RSA Research group, responsible for monitoring the cybercrime malware ecosystem and researching new and emerging threats. Lior specializes in botnets and their communication infrastructure, as well as investigating Android-targeting malicious mobile apps. Lior has been with RSA for over 3 years and has a wealth of experience in Web-application security and malware research.

Lisa M. Brownlee

Lisa M. Brownlee is presently in private consulting practice and also devotes full-time attention to scholarly work including ensuring that her Thomson Reuters works on intellectual property due diligence contain cutting-edge law and strategy for IP- , media- and technology-intensive mergers/acquisitions, start-ups, and IPOs regarding corporate intangibles asset management. She authors Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions: Investment, Risk Assessment and Management, and Assets & Finance: Audits and Valuation of Intellectual Property. She also presents live and webcast CLEs for LegalSolutions. Lisa is an internationally-recognized pioneer on the intersection between digital technologies and law.

Liz Robinson

Manager, Product Marketing

Liz Robinson is on the product marketing team at RSA and is focused on Identity and Data Protection. She is an avid foodie and is obsessed with her pug, Ruggles. You can follow her on twitter @lizrobinson117.

Maor Franco

Product Marketing Manager

Maor Franco joined RSA seven years ago first as a fraud analyst for Trojan, Phishing and other malware patterns analysis. From there Maor joined the Product Management team to oversee the Adaptive Authentication solutions. Maor recently relocated to the US office and now working as the RSA Web Threat Detection Product Marketing Manager. Maor earned a B.Sc in Industrial and Management Engineering and Business Management from Tel Aviv University. Prior to joining RSA, Maor worked at Bank-Leumi (biggest Bank in Israel) focused on foreign securities market. Prior to Bank-Leumi Maor spent several years with a technology unit of the Israel Defense Force.

Marshall Toburen

Marshall Toburen

Marshall Toburen is a GRC strategist with RSA Archer, providing strategic input to the development of risk-related solutions and advising customers on best practices relating to Operational, Third Party, and Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to joining RSA-Archer, Marshall served as SVP/Enterprise Risk Manager for a diversified financial services company in Kansas City, MO. In that capacity, Marshall was responsible for the company’s enterprise risk management activities, including its enterprise risk management practices and technology solutions, information security, insurance risk transfer, loss management, third party risk management, and Sarbanes-Oxley controls management. Marshall has previously held positions in the financial services industry, including as Operational Risk Manager, Chief Audit Executive, IT Audit Director, and Assistant Controller.

Marshall holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri, B.A.s in Economics & Political Science from Baker University, and has received certifications as a CIA, CISA, and CBA.

Mason Karrer

GRC Strategist, Policy and Compliance

Mason Karrer - GRC Strategist, Policy and Compliance
As a GRC Strategist for RSA, Mason is responsible for driving strategy and design decisions for the RSA Archer Policy and Compliance business solutions as well as Archer content operations. With a 20 year background mix of software development, operations, security management, and audit, Mason brings a diverse practitioner’s perspective to the product space. He continually collaborates with analysts, partners, and customers across industries and geographies to shape strategic perspectives, product innovation, and thought leadership around key policy, compliance, and risk areas of focus such as regulatory change and IT operational risk management. Mason received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas, and holds the CISSP and CISA professional certifications.

Matthew Gardiner

Senior Manager at RSA

Matthew Gardiner is a Senior Manager at RSA and is currently focused on the evolution of security management and monitoring solutions to better serve the detection, investigation, remediation, and management needs of security organizations. Before RSA Mr. Gardiner spent more than 10 years focused on identity & access management, Web access management, identity federation, cloud security, and IT compliance at Netegrity and CA Technologies. Previously he was President and a member of the board of trustees of the security industry non-profit, the Kantara Initiative. Mr. Gardiner has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management. He can be followed on Twitter @jmatthewg1234

Matthew Pascucci

Matthew Pascucci is an information security architect and privacy advocate with an award winning blog on cyber security. He's worked as a security professional within retail, financial services and healthcare. He holds numerous information security certifications and has over 200+ published articles for information security magazines and third party vendor blogs. He's been given the opportunity to speak multiple times on the subject, either at lectures or via radio, and enjoys building relationships with people that are looking to promote cyber security.

Mauro Costantini

Senior System Engineer for RSA Threat Detection and Response of South EMEA

Mauro Costantini is a Senior System Engineer of RSA focused on Government and Defense. In his capacity as a senior technical consultant is helping customer to build a valid cybersecurity strategy and response capability across South EMEA region. He worked previously for Symantec and NetIQ and he has more than 15 years of experience in the security domain where he has been integrating and designing solution including GRC and Identity.

Melissa LaVarnway

Americas Sales Engineering-Fraud Risk and Intelligence

Melissa LaVarnway has been with RSA Sales Engineering for over 14 years. For the last 9, she has helped the world's largest banks and retailers solve security problems related to identity protection, web threat detection, and fraud prevention. Currently she leads the Americas SE team for RSA's Fraud Risk and Intelligence (FRI) business unit and is based out of the Northeast. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and achieved her CISSP in 2004.

Michael Rothschild

Global Channel Marketing

Dr. Michael Rothschild, manages global channel marketing strategy at RSA.

Prior to RSA, he has played key roles in bringing one company public, and leading four companies to successful exits. Michael is a Professor of Marketing in New York City and has published several works on marketing strategies. He holds advanced degrees in marketing and information systems & maintains technical certification in a variety of technical disciplines.

In his spare time, Rothschild has a passion for medicine and volunteers as an instructor for the American Heart Association, is an active EMT on his town’s ambulance corps. and serves on LINCS, a disaster response team.

Mike Brown

Vice President and General Manager of RSA Global Public Sector

Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired) is Vice President and General Manager of RSA Global Public Sector. In his role he is spearheading strategy and engagement with the United States federal government, state and local governments, critical infrastructure organizations, and international public sector
organizations.

Brown joined RSA after a career of more than 31 years in the United States Navy. During his career, he held significant leadership positions within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security focused on cybersecurity.

Murtaza Hafizji

Murtaza is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager on the Identity and Access Management Team at RSA. Being in sales at RSA prior to this role, Murtaza has been helping customers address their information security challenges. He is well versed in authentication and protecting identities. Murtaza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from UMASS, and is pursuing his MBA at Northeastern University.

Nathan Close

Fraud & Risk Intelligence EMEA

Niloofar Howe

Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, RSA

Howe has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Before RSA, she was the Chief Strategy Officer at Endgame, where she was responsible for driving market and product strategy. Prior to Endgame, she spent nine years as Managing Director of Paladin Capital Group, a $1 billion private equity fund focused on investing in the national security sector, where she led the development and implementation of Paladin's family of funds investment strategies, as well as oversight of Paladin's investment portfolio. Previously, she worked at Zone Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm in Los Angeles, as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and as a lawyer with O'Melveny & Myers.

Howe graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia. Her non-profit work includes serving as a member of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, as Vice Chair of the Investment Committee for the Board of Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of IREX.

Nirav Mehta

Director of Product Management; Identity and Data Protection RSA

Nirav Mehta (CISSP, ISSAP)
Director of Product Management; Identity and Data Protection
RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Nirav Mehta is Director of Product Management at RSA, the Security Division of EMC with responsibility for Identity & Access Management and data protection. He also leads the cloud security initiative at RSA. Prior to his current role, Nirav led the development of virtualization security solutions at RSA working closely with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft.

Prior to RSA, Nirav was a key member of the Hewlett Packard Identity & Access Management products team as an expert consultant on web access management and PKI products. Nirav led several high profile security infrastructure deployments at HP. Nirav has also worked as a network and security architecture consultant at BBN in Cambridge, MA where he helped architect and critique security architecture for Fortune 100 companies. Nirav has over 15 years of global experience in conceiving, managing, assessing and deploying network and security solutions.

Patrick Potter

GRC Strategist for RSA Archer

Patrick is currently a GRC Strategist for the RSA Archer organization, where he helps drive the strategic direction of the Business Continuity and Audit Management solutions. Prior to RSA, Patrick spent over 20 years leading business continuity, internal audit, strategic planning, process improvement and related activities at Fortune 500 companies in both industry and consulting roles.

Patrick has developed a strategic perspective working with analysts, partners and customers spanning such industries as financial services, higher education, manufacturing, high-tech, healthcare, and media and hospitality. He has been a speaker for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Disaster Recovery Journal, RSA Archer Summit, Financial Executives Networking Group, Association of Continuity Planners and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Patrick has also contributed various thought leadership articles for Continuity Insights, SC Magazine and Disaster Recovery Journal.

Peter Tran

Sr Director, Worldwide Advanced Cyber Defense Practice

Peter Tran leads RSA’s world-wide Advanced Cyber Defense Practice and directs overall professional services for Global Incident Response/Discovery (IR/D), breach readiness/management, remediation, cyber intelligence/exploitation analysis, Next Generation SOC design/implementation and proactive computer network defense.

Prashant Darisi

Prashant is the Senior Director of Product Management and Engineering for RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance, formerly Aveksa. He has over two decades of engineering, product management and customer support running operations across multiple countries and teams. Prior to joining Aveksa, which was acquired by RSA in 2013, he held executive positions at successful startups including Lumigent Technologies and Azimuth Systems driving innovation and business value.

Pushpa Chandrashekaraiah

Principal Product Manager at RSA

Pushpa Chandrashekaraiah is a Principal Product Manager at RSA, The Security Division of EMC and was primarily responsible for building new actionable visualization for web fraud detection solution, RSA Silver Tail. Over her career, Pushpa has developed expertise in analyzing how industries including Security, Utilities and Federal (Tax collection) are approaching Big Data problems and has a long resume of building successful enterprise products that help users operationalize massive amounts of data. Pushpa came to RSA through the acquisition of Silver Tail Systems in 2012 and prior to that worked as a Sr.Product Manager at Oracle. She has also worked with a number of utility companies to create Big Data solutions aimed at creating energy savings programs, finding electricity thefts, reducing billing estimations and keeping utility infrastructure healthy. Pushpa graduated with an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Rashmi Knowles

Chief Security Architect at RSA

Rashmi is Chief Security Architect at RSA, The Security Division on EMC. In her role Rashmi is responsible for Technology and Compliance Solutions for the EMEA region. Her current responsibilities include working with customers in a Trusted Advisor role, Thought Leadership for emerging technologies and key spokesperson in the region for RSA’s Virtualisation and Cloud strategy and Compliance Solutions and a subject matter expert on Data Loss Prevention and Encryption Solutions.

Rashmi has over twenty years experience in data communications, mobile communications and has focussed on Information Security for the last 15 years.

Rashmi holds a degree in Computer Science from the De Montfort University and a Post Graduate in Computer Studies from the University of the South Bank, London.

Richard Booth

Manager, Fraud & Risk Intelligence, RSA

Richard has worked in the IT security industry for more than 15 years, the last 9 of which have been focused on anti-fraud and cybercrime prevention strategies. He has worked for RSA for over 10 years and in 2013 relocated from London to Sydney with his family. He now leads RSA’s Fraud and Risk Intelligence business across Asia Pacific and Japan while working closely with card schemes, issuers, payments bodies and national regulators on consumer strategies helping to reduce fraud losses and improve customer experience. Richard is a regular presenter at MasterCard’s Academy of Risk Management and also speaks at the Australian Card Risk Council, the Australian Risk Tools User Group and Australia’s eCrime Interbank Forums.

Rob Sadowski

Director, Technology Solutions for RSA

Rob Sadowski is Director, Technology Solutions for RSA, The Security Division of EMC. Rob works to promote the adoption of RSA's core technology with customers and partners, and drives RSA's technology thought leadership initiatives. He represents RSA in multiple industry organizations, including the PCI Security Standards Council, where he sits on the Board of Advisors. An EMC employee for over 10 years, he came to RSA as part of the team that drove the creation of EMC's Security division and the acquisition of RSA. He is a frequent contributor to RSA's acclaimed ""Speaking of Security"" blog.

Rohit Ghai

President, RSA

Rohit Ghai is President of RSA, a Dell Technologies business, and responsible for delivering RSA’s Business-Driven Security™ solutions, driving operational execution across the business, and helping customers and partners with their security transformation initiatives. He was most recently President of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division, where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market, improving product operations, and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through organic innovation as well as inorganic additions.

RSA FraudAction Research Labs

The RSA FraudAction Research Lab is made up of some of RSA's most experienced internet security researchers, engineers and intelligence professionals with expertise in vulnerability research, reverse engineering and in-depth malware analysis. In this blog we report real-time developments in electronic crime, those who perpetrate it and the tools and methods they use.

Research Lab blog posts bring you this diverse team's unprecedented insight, findings and opinions on topics including Underground Economy and fraud trends, fresh news from the world of cybercrime, information about Trojans, Phishing techniques, Botnets and how fraud from the online realm touches day-to-day life in the real world.

Rueben Rodriguez

Principal Product Marketing Manager, RSA Identity Protection & Verification

Rueben Rodriguez is a Principle Product Marketing Manager within RSA’s Identity and Data Protection Group.  He is responsible for the Adaptive Authentication for eCommerce solution which helps protect customers against fraudulent card activity in the on-line world.   Rueben has worked for 20 years within the financial services industry helping financial institutions process, administer, and protect payment information.  Rueben holds a B.S. from California State University Hayward.

Sanjay Raja

Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, RSA

Sanjay Raja is Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at RSA, responsible for the Threat Detection and Response suite of products. Prior to RSA, Sanjay was Director of Product and Solutions Marketing at Cisco for the Secure Access and Mobility Products group. Sanjay has over 15 years of experience in cyber security, specifically focused on Network Security (Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, Web Security, DLP), Network Forensics, Threat Detection and Response for Network and Endpoints, Cloud and Virtualization Security and SIEM. He has held Product Marketing, Product Management and Strategic Alliance roles at companies focused on Enterprise Security, SaaS, Telcom, MSSPs and System Integrators. He spent the first six years of his career as an embedded software engineer. Previously, Sanjay has also worked at HP, Crossbeam Systems, Top Layer Networks, Spirent Communications, Nexsi Systems, 3Com, Interspeed and Cabletron Systems. Sanjay holds a B.S.EE and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Sanjay is also a CISSP.

Sean Parkinson

Consultant Software Engineer, Cryptography Division of RSA

Sean Parkinson is a Consultant Software Engineer in the cryptography division within RSA, The Security Division of EMC. He has worked in the Software Industry for more than 17 years and in Software Security for over 12 years. Sean has expertise across a wide range of areas within software security including: R&D of cryptographic algorithms, the implementation of cryptographic algorithms, security protocols, toolkits and products and he has implemented and maintained PKI infrastructure for secure websites.

Outside of work, Sean enjoys photography and flying out from his home country of Australia to see the world!

Seth Geftic

Sr Manager, Advanced Security Operations Center Solution

Seth Geftic is a Senior Manager in the Advanced Security Operations Center (SOC) Solution Product Marketing group at RSA. Seth is an industry expert in fields of cyber crime, breach detection, incident response and cyber threats and spent over five years in RSA’s Fraud & Risk Intelligence group.

Seth holds a BSBA in both Marketing and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and is a CISSP.

Shakeel Ahmad

Consultant for the Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice – EMEA

Shakeel Ahmad is a Consultant for the Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice – EMEA. In this capacity Shakeel is responsible for professional services engagement for Global Incident Response/Discovery (IR/D), breach readiness, remediation, SOC/CIRC redesign and proactive computer network defense. Prior to RSA, Shakeel was a Lead Business Analyst at Lloyds Banking Group managing a portfolio of infrastructure and service delivery projects within the IT Security organization. He held numerous positions as Secure Programming Lead, IT Security Project Manager and numerous technical consultancy roles within a wide array of security domains.

Stefano Maccaglia

Stefano is an Advisory Consultant for the IR Practice – EMEA.
He is an experience IR op focused on Malware Analysis, Network Analysis and Reverse Engineering.
Prior to RSA, Stefano worked for Digital, HP, Cisco and other companies worldwide.
He is also a founder of Black Sun Labs an Italian research centre focused on cybercrime analyses and investigations supporting the Italian governement.

Stephen McCombie

Senior Manager for the Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice

Stephen McCombie is a Senior Manager for the Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice – Asia Pacific & Japan. In this capacity Stephen is responsible for overall professional services engagement for incident response/discovery (IR/D), breach readiness, remediation, SOC/CIRC design and proactive computer network defense.

Stephen Mowll

Stephen is a leading expert in Identity Management for RSA leading the Identity Pre-sales team in EMEA. He has worked with many global organisations helping them to define their Identity and Access Management strategies and advise on Identity Management best practice. He has over 10 years of experience in the Identity market including senior roles as the Identity Services lead in JPMorgan Chase and as a Senior Consultant for NetIQ.

Steve Schlarman

GRC Strategist for RSA

Steve Schlarman is an GRC Strategist for RSA, The Security Division of EMC. With deep compliance, security, audit and IT management expertise, Mr. Schlarman is responsible for product design and architecture for RSA Archer GRC Solutions focusing on IT and Security. Prior to joining Archer, Mr. Schlarman was the Chief Compliance Strategist for Brabeion Software where he led overall product strategy, product management and content management. Before Brabeion, he was a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Advisory Practice, focusing exclusively on information security consulting and auditing. Mr. Schlarman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He holds both CISSP and CISM certifications.

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Syra Arif

Technical Consultant, Identity Management & Governance

Syra Arif is a technical consultant with RSA's Via solution portfolio covering Identity Management & Governance solutions for commercial and enterprise customers. Prior to her current role, Syra worked with RSA customers on their IT Security RIsk Management needs focusing on Vulnerability Risk Management and Security Operations for the SOC. In the past, Syra was an expert in the area of cellular mobility & satellite communications and is a Masters candidate at Tufts University, and also holds a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Tony Bradley

Tony started his career in IT as a network administrator and director of IT for a Detroit-based advertising agency, then for a startup. He joined EDS as a network consultant and cluster server expert before transitioning over to security, where he helped establish and lead a managed antimalware service protecting hundreds of thousands of endpoints globally. Tony relocated to Houston to join BT-INS as a security consultant, and eventually went solo as a freelance analyst and consultant. A CISSP for 13 years, Tony has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for eight consecutive years.

Uri Fleyder

Cybercrime Research Lab Manager, RSA FirstWatch

Mr. Uri Fleyder is a veteran security researcher, currently managing the Cybercrime Research Lab within RSA research group. Uri has a vast of experience in researching advanced threats, monitoring the Cybercrime ecosystem and identifying emerging trends in the fascinating and dynamic world of threat research and intelligence.

William Taylor

Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances at RSA

As Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances at RSA, Bill is responsible for developing and supporting strategic relationships with RSA’s SecurWorld Resellers and Solutions Integrators, as well as managing RSA’s Inside Sales teams. In this role, he helps mold the direction of training, enablement, and the joint GTM between RSA and its Partners to foster mutually profitable growth.

Yolanda Ma

Yolanda Ma is on the product marketing team in the RSA Identity and Trust Management group, focused on identity and access management. Prior to joining RSA, she came from a diverse background in engineering, brand management, and product marketing. She holds her BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and her MBA from Babson College.

Zulfikar Ramzan

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan is the chief technology officer for RSA. In this role, Ramzan is responsible for leading the development of the company's technology strategy and will focus on bringing to market the innovations that help protect RSA customers from the growing number of advanced threats.

Prior to joining RSA, Ramzan served as CTO of Elastica, where he leveraged machine learning technologies and natural language processing to enable customers to more securely access and use cloud services. Before Elastica, Ramzan respectively served as chief scientist of both Sourcefire, acquired by Cisco in 2013, and malware analytics company Immunet, acquired by Sourcefire in 2010. Ramzan previously served as the technical director of Symantec's security technology and response division, where he was the architect for the company's reputation-based malware detection technology.

Ramzan earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.