TechForum Security Forum Speakers

TechForum's Security Forum: Trends in Enterprise Security
Sept. 22nd, 2016   8AM-4:30PM 
Metropolitan Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 123 W. 18th St. NYC



We will be posting more speakers for Sept. 22nd, 2016 consistently. Please check back as we update this page frequently.


Keith Barros, Associate Executive Director of IT, Seton Hall University

Keith Barros, Associate Executive Director of IT, Seton Hall University Keith Barros, Asc. Director of IT, Seton Hall University Keith is the Associate Executive Director, IT Services at Seton Hall University. He has been in this position for the last 5 years. His responsibilities include Client Solutions, Project/Portfolio Management, IT Service Management, and the Service Desk. He has over 25 years of IT management experience and has managed at all levels in consulting, manufacturing, retail, financial and higher education. Keith has also been an adjunct professor teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in technology. He has a B.S. in Management Science from Kean University and an M.B.A in Marketing from Seton Hall University. In 2012 Keith was a reviewer for the book Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook published by PACKT Publishing



Rohyt Belani, CEO, PhishMe Rohyt Belani is the CEO of PhishMe- a company focused on improving employees' security behavior towards targeted phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks. Prior to starting PhishMe, Rohyt was the co-founder and CEO of Intrepidus Group (acquired by NCC Group Plc), Managing Director at Mandiant, Principal Consultant at McAfee's Foundstone division, and a Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University for five years. Rohyt is a contributing author to several information security books and publications, has spoken at leading security conferences world-wide including Black Hat, RSA, OWASP and forums catering to the FBI, US Secret Service, and US Military. He provides regular commentary and analysis on cybersecurity issues for national print and broadcast media, including BBC, CNN, ABC News, and Forbes. Rohyt holds a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai, and a Masters in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University


Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace

Nicole Eagan is Chief Executive Officer at Darktrace, where she has led the company since 2014, and rapidly grown it into a global leader in cyber defense. Ms. Eagan has an extensive career in technology leadership with over 25 years' of commercial and marketing expertise, turning fundamental ideas into real world products and helping companies scale. Under Nicole’s leadership, Darktrace’s machine learning and mathematical approach to cyber defense has won 20 awards including World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Darktrace, headquartered in Cambridge, England and San Francisco, CA, has raised over $50 million to fund its global expansion and now has more than 230 employees working across 20 countries.



Barak Feldman, National Director, CyberArk Barak is a National Director for the Privileged Account Security solution portfolio at CyberArk Software. Barak joined CyberArk in 2001 and has held several sales and technical roles including managing the system engineering group in the Americas. He brings deep technical and business background to his role at CyberArk, with over 15 years of experience in designing and implementing security and compliance solutions at many of the Fortune 500 and at various federal agencies. He has an in depth technical knowledge related to the most crucial areas of information security including Regulatory Compliance, Policy Management, Access Management and specifically the current threats surrounding privileged access to the highest risk assets within the enterprise.



Robert Gockley, Director of Risk Management, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

Robert is a Senior Risk Management professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry.  His expertise governs operational risk management, information security, project management, and business continuity management and information technology audit.His vast experience includes leadership positions in risk management, audit and governance at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and American Express Company.In his present capacity as Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert is directly responsible for implementing the enterprise risk management program strategies and objectives.  In this role, he liaisons with AST’s business and support organizations in the identification, of key risks that are aligned with their business processes, and develops risk mitigation strategies that are aligned with the business objectives, and consistent with the applicable laws and regulations.Prior to serving as the Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert was the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer responsible for the development and maintenance of the information security program and strategies.Robert is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Business Continuity Planner and  holds a B.S. degree, and an M.B.A. degree in Quantitative Analysis, both from St. John’s University, New York.


Risé Jacobs, Senior Vice President and CTO, Astoria Bank

Risé Jacobs has been with Astoria Bank since 2001, and has been in Information Technology for over 25 years.   Ms. Jacobs was originally brought in to the Bank as CISO to build a robust program that embeds information security into all areas of information services, and subsequently promoted to oversee all technology areas, leveraging her previous experience as a CIO. Ms. Jacobs is responsible for overseeing technology areas such as Technology Planning, UNIX and Windows infrastructure and all associated applications, Systems Engineering and Administration, Storage, Database, Programming and Internet/Intranet development, IT Compliance and Information Security and Business Continuity. Ms. Jacobs has an MBA with a concentration in Computer Systems, and holds the CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CISM, and CBCP certifications.


Thomas Kartanowicz, Head of Information Security, Nataxis Tom Kartanowicz has been working in IT and information security for over 15 years with experience in systems administration, risk management, network security and security awareness. As Head of Information Security at Natixis North America, Tom leads the infosec policy, risk, controls and awareness initiatives and previously worked at Principia Partners and NYU Stern School of Business. Tom holds a Master of Science in IT from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from New York University. He is a member of ISSA, ISC2 and ISACA and has CISM, CISSP and SANS GSLC certifications. Tom has appeared as a panelist at the NYIT Global Cybersecurity Conference.


  Peter Keenan, Chief Information Security Officer, Lazard Peter is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Lazard where he is responsible for the global information security strategy and program at one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms with operations in 43 cities across 27 countries. Prior to Lazard, Peter was with Citigroup’s global information security team serving as the Head of Information Risk Governance, where he led the team that was responsible for Information Security Policy globally. His experience also includes 6 years as a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Threat and Vulnerability Management advisory practice and over a decade founding and operating a publicly traded technology consultancy that specialized in designing, building, and operating secure high availability data centers and networks around the world for military, intelligence, and commercial clients.


Scott King, Director of Marketing, Zimperium Scott King has spent the last fifteen years developing sales and marketing strategies for enterprise software companies. He is currently directing marketing strategy and execution at Zimperium. Previously Scott managed marketing for the CA Technologies DevOps unit after CA acquired ITKO where he served similar roles. Scott is known as being a straight-shooter and having an analogy for nearly every situation.


Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 18 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP, CCENT and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. He has managed the technical integration and functional testing of multi-million-dollar enterprise level technology projects within the Department of Defense, as well as large military security programs. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in the InfoSec industry.


Elena Kvochko, Head, Global Information Security Strategy and Implementation, Global financial services firm Elena Kvochko is currently head of global information security strategy and implementation at a Global financial services firm. Previously, she was Manager in Information Technology Industry at World Economic Forum, where she led global partnership programs on cyber resilience and the internet of things and was responsible for developing relationships with top information technology industry partners. Prior to her position at the Forum, she worked as Information and Communication Technology specialist at the World Bank. Elena focused on a portfolio of projects aimed at leveraging ICT for economic growth and transparency in emerging economies. Elena is an author of numerous publications and reports and has contributed to Forbes, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and other media outlets on technology and security strategy.


Richard Parry, Principal Parry Advisory, Risk Management Consultant, FourV Systems

Richard is a career risk management executive with experience that spans the globe with international financial institutions, including Visa International, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase. His expertise includes executive roles in fraud operations, fraud policy and oversight, customer authentication, and identity management. Most recently he formed Parry Advisory, a venture dedicated to promote clear-thinking in risk management, and provide thought leadership on the importance solving problems as they are experienced rather than as they are perceived. Crucially he eschews indignation for thoughtful analysis of cause, effect, and remedy.


Chris Resch, EVP Cloud Solutions Sales, 2nd Watch

As EVP of Cloud Solutions Sales, Chris leads the Solution Architecture and Sales teams, ensuring that 2nd Watch clients receive maximum value from their cloud investment. Most recently, Chris was Practice Manager at Amazon Web Services, where he helped build the NY Metro practice and led the Global Media practice for Professional Services.  During his tenure at Amazon Web Services, Chris received several awards and accolades, including “AWS Professional Services Person of the Year.”  Chris began his career at Hearst Corporation, where he held various leadership positions at Hearst Magazines and Hearst Business Media. While at Hearst, Resch was responsible for technology strategy, sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, and was a member of the startup team that developed a cloud-based drug library management solution for intravenous medications.  Chris holds a BBA in Business Computer Information Systems from Hofstra University.


Robert Slocum, Director, Data Security & Insider Threat Strategies, Forcepoint Bob Slocum has more than 18 years in the technology industry, specializing in data theft prevention and endpoint security.  Prior to joining Forcepoint, Slocum worked at Dell, Inc. where he helped to create and take to market Dell’s Connected Security and EMM solutions.   He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in business management from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. 


Ray Stirbei, Director, Information Security & Privacy, NY-based luxury & fashion retailer Ray Stirbei is an information security professional specializing in data protection, risk assessments, application security and architecture and vendor risk management.


Richard Timbol. ISSM/ CISO, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Richard Timbol is a well-respected cybersecurity & IT professional with over 26 years of experience. He spent the early part of his career as an Enterprise Network Engineer in the pharma, financial, healthcare and retail industries. He later went on to lead teams and head departments in the diverse IT disciplines of information security, compliance, network engineering, messaging, deployment and end point support and is currently  the Global Head of Information Security & Compliance for one of the world’s leading law firms. He holds multiple certifications across the entire range of IT and information security fields, has shared his vision and expertise as an expert speaker and panelist and has been spotlighted in various security publications. He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of The Threat Intelligence Committee for the LS-ISAO and has also served on the New York State eHealth Information Privacy and Security Collaborative as well as on several security advisory boards.


David M. Van Skiver, Director Information Risk Management & Security, Merck & Co., Inc.

David is an Information Risk Management and Security Leader, expert in the definition and implementation of information risk management processes and programs strongly aligned to corporate strategy in the life sciences industry. He is accomplished in building cross-divisional governance teams for risk management, authoring corporate policies and standards, and providing services for information risk management. David is skilled in tracking industry trends and interfacing with key partners to sustain services in a rapidly changing environment. He received his MS and BS in Chemistry & Computer Science at Rutgers University. His credentials include: CISSP, GICSP, CISM, CGEIT, and CISA.


Dave Williams, Sr. VP IT, OceanFirst Bank

Dave Williams has over 30 years experience in IT design and management best practices, and extensive experience with the design and implementation of voice and data networks including: security infrastructure, network architecture, data center designs, and disaster recovery methods and strategies. He is currently the Sr. VP of IT at OceanFirst Bank, a regional bank in Cenral & South Jersey. Prior to this position, Dave was VP of Global Networking at Dow Jones Telerate and Executive Director of Technology Deployment at Morgan Stanley. Dave designed, implemented, and executed DR strategy for the Morgan Stanley retail division (formerly Dean Witter) that was leveraged on 9/11 when the primary data center in Two World Trade Center was destroyed. In his current position at OceanFirst Bank, Dave supports voice and data infrastructure, enterprise applications, and end-user technology, and implemented IT management practices according to FFIEC and industry best-practice guidance. In addition to the day-to-day support, he's also responsible for IT and vendor risk management, oversight of Information Security Policy, GLBA compliance, and the BCP/DR program. His certifications include a CRISC and PMP.


Moderator: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum
Priscilla Tate founded Technology Managers Forum (TechForum), a professional association for IT managers, in 1994. TechForum has a membership base of over 850 IT managers in the New York area who work for some of the largest enterprise organizations in the world. Each year Ms. Tate produces multiple enterprise IT focused events for end-user  IT managers. Ms. Tate is a sought-after industry analyst and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Computerworld. In addition to creating content for and moderating panels at TechForum events, Ms. Tate has moderated panels at other industry events, including the Computerworld Premier 100 and RSA Conference in San Francisco. Prior to TechForum, Ms. Tate was a technology manager at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Ms. Tate graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and an MA in Art History. She also studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin with a scholarship administered by the Fulbright commission. She was a Columbia Fellow and did graduate work at Columbia University.

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