Experienced security professional focused on designing, integrating, and delivering manageable Privacy and Information Security solutions to mitigate global business risk. Responsible for driving Global Privacy, Security and Compliance Governance across the global business units to achieve a measurable reduction of privacy, legal and security risk.
Focus of Practice: privacy and data protection, cyber security preparedness and incident response counseling; breach coach; construction law; renewable energy; software and technology commercial agreements, franchising, general corporate counseling.
Robert V. Jones is the founder, president, and CEO of PReSafe Technologies, an emerging cyber security and operational security solution delivery company with an emphasis on protecting global digital assets supporting the nation, commercial business, critical infrastructure, and academic communities. Mr. Jones has more than 30 years of leadership and technology experience with increasing responsibility.
2022 marks Rich’s 20th year as an information security leader. During the last two decades he has served in senior cybersecurity roles at Quest Diagnostics, Campbell’s Soup and Bell
Laboratories and as the Chief Information Security Officer of Zweena. Rich also served on the Board of Directors of NJ ISACA where he was the state Certification Chair. His projects have won a CSO50 Award and were a finalist at the ISE North American Awards. In 2003 Rich was a co-founder and the first editor of BankInfoSecurity.com.
Niloufer Tamboly is a risk management professional and leads system and process improvements with business owners to reduce risk. Provides guidance to business teams on Third-Party compliance and vendor assessment for risk mitigation to achieve business objectives. She is the co-founder of (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter and teaches a 400 level class at Rutgers University.
Bilingual experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and aerospace industry. Skilled in Windows, Linux, Networking, Technical Support, Systems Engineering, Servers, Active Directory and multiple database platforms. Strong information technology professional with enterprise system architecture background.
Experienced Retired Squadron Commander with a demonstrated history of working in Cyberspace Operations. Skilled in Team Building, Veterans, Management, Military Operations, and Command. Strong military and management professional with a Master's Degree - Military Operational Art and Science focused in Joint Warfare from USAF Air Command and Staff College.
He is an established expert on cyber & physical security specializing in red team operations, application and supply chain security, information operations & personal protection. His precision focus during his military and post-military career has been on offensive and defensive security operations and their application within both public and private organizations.
Thomas serves as Board Advisor for numerous companies while functioning as a Solutions Architect for Fortify, the leader in application security software. In 2010 Thomas gained global notoriety for his research known as “The Robin Sage Experiment”.
♦ Passionate, driven, award-winning leader in information technology, specializing in Cybersecurity and Risk Management. 20 years of success in Fortune 100 organizations.
♦ Broad technology and business management education; industry-leading credentials in security, risk, audit, and project management.
♦ Trusted partner with business, enabling innovation by mitigating security risks and safeguarding the company and customers.
♦ Leverages assured, clear communication style and fact-based approach to instill confidence and guide leadership through informed decision-making. Expert in building and motivating engaged, loyal teams.
♦ Known for personal initiative, high energy, emotional intelligence, authenticity, strong ethical code, humor, and broad interpersonal and leadership strengths.
Sofia Kokolis is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Freedom Mortgage Corporation. In this role, Sofia is responsible for the Corporation’s overall information security strategy, policy and controls, vendor security, security operations and cyber threat detection and response. With over 20 years of experience in US Mortgage Lending, Credit Cards and Global Banking, Sofia is a strong champion of collaborative risk management, security and continuous learning. Sofia is skilled in embedding effective governance programs, which are designed to adapt to the evolving risk landscape while enabling strategy and business objectives.
Sofia earned her CISSP accreditation and is also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Previous employers include PHH Mortgage for 15 years and Barclays for 6 years. Outside of work, Sofia can be found tending to her family and numerous farm animals, including goats, chickens, turkeys and rabbits.
Sharon Kelley recently joined Hudson Group as Director of Information Security and Compliance, where she leads the Hudson information security team as well as working in conjunction with the global security team at Hudson’s parent company.
Before joining Hudson Sharon spent the last +20 years working with networking and security teams in higher education, finance, software development and law enforcement to manage and secure their environments from threats, both inside and outside. Sharon is a member of both local and global chapters of (ISC)² and ISACA. She is CISSP certified and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master’s of Science in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology as well as an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Debra is a Security product management and marketing professional. She began her 20+ year security career at AT&T managing services including threat management, encryption and IoT security and now works at ReversingLabs as the Director of Product Marketing for Malware Analysis and Threat Hunting Solutions.
She earned her CISSP certification in June 2004 and shares her security knowledge through the (ISC)² Safe and Secure On-Line program and participates in (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter’s mentor program. Debra relaxes with swimming, yoga and gardening and maintains a website of her travel and diving experiences.
Kapil Bareja is an strategist, thought Leader and Speaker. His career spans 18+ years while working as Global Technical Leader for Saviynt and companies from the Fortune 500 to a startup firm. Kapil's strengths include strategic leadership in security products and services - focusing on Enterprise Architecture, market strategy, roadmap development and execution, process optimization, and bringing teams together to solve complex problems.
He has strong experience in various disciplines of Information Security specializing in Governance, Cyber Risk, Privacy, Data Protection, IAM, Network and Cloud based security solutions. Kapil is serving as member of The Technical Governance Board.
Jonathan will host the game Backdoors & Breaches, an incident response card game that helps you and your organization conduct engaging and effective tabletop exercises. It is also a great tool to teach and learn cybersecurity.
Watch us demo the game and play through the free online version, so that you can use Backdoors & Breaches in your organization or company.
John C. Checco is an information security professional providing subject matter expertise across various industries. He currently resides as leader for the CISO Advisory Board on Financial Services for Proofpoint, and President Emeritus of the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance (an FBI public/private partnership program). John specializes in the areas of Zero-Trust Strategies, Responsible Automation, Biometric Security and Cyber-Physical coordinated threats on critical infrastructures.
Martin Appelson is the Vice President of Business Development for Maxtal
Enable generating top producing teams, strengthening revenue
achievement, planning and leading operations, while devising, evaluating,
and implementing continuous process improvements to reduce costs,
maintain security, and maximize business performance in the IT
Consulting, Staffing and Recruiting industry.
John is a business-centric technology professional specializing in Information Security Program Development, IT Risk Management, IT auditing, Data Privacy. He established the Information Security program that oversees the information & cyber security portfolio at PamTen, which includes systems, endpoints, and personnel at PamTen offices across the globe.
As Cyber Security Practice lead, John is responsible for developing information security client offerings that address cyber security needs and gaps, providing engagement and project management oversight for client risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, audits, and penetration tests. John is an information security professional with over 25 years of experience delivering IT solutions. A technology professional who possesses the right balance of technical and interpersonal skills.
Elaine is a highly skilled program and project manager (PMP) with over 25 years’ experience managing complex, multi-function, global projects. Prior to joining PamTen, Elaine worked extensively with a global human capital management company in roles that utilized her project management, program management, and client service skills.
In her current role at PamTen, Elaine manages the PMO and is responsible for client satisfaction and retention. She also leads many projects and initiatives for SheTek, a non-profit organization founded by PamTen, whose mission is to increase the number of women and allies in technology jobs.
Lily M. Shue has an extensive experience in risk management and Information Security services. Before her retirement, she was a Managing Partner at LMS Associates, providing risk management consultative services for over 25 years.
She also served as an advisor to the Rutgers Business School CARLAB; Past President of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, NJ Chapter; and a frequent speaker at various Information Security conferences. She was the recipient of the ISACA New York Metro Chapter Wasserman Award in 1995, the recipient of the ISACA Silver Jubilee North America honoree in 1998, a recipient of the Computerworld 100 honorees in 2001, and a recipient of the Japan Certified Information Technology Coordinator in 2002.
Lily received her Bachelor of Science degree from New York University and a Professional of Science Master degree from the New School University.
Passionate “roll up the sleeves” leader with 19 years of experience in Information Security & Risk Management area across industries (Telecom, Pharma, Finance, Manufacturing). Expertise in building governance frameworks based on information security risk management frameworks (ISO 27001, COBIT, NIST, and NIST 800-53). Expertise in remediation practices, third party cyber risk, and consultancy to executives and senior leadership.
Active volunteer with Verizon Innovative Learning Program (assistance to underprivileged schools to bridge the digital gap), Women Association of Verizon Employees and Local Homeless center in Edison, NJ. Women In Cybersecurity Award (Top 10 Finalist), London 2019. Verizon Women of the World Alumni: A highly selective (<1%), women's leadership program. Key Security Stakeholder responsible for launch of Visible Service by Verizon: https://www.visible.com/. Speaker and Panelist at industry and outreach events at (ISC)², SheLeads Events, ISACA, Virginia Tech.
Jose is a Director of Information Security for Prudential Financial, working within the Prudential International Insurance BISO team supporting Asia. He has been in Information Technology for more than 20 years, with 15 years in Information Security.
He has been involved in achieving PCI compliance, worked on third party security and risk assessments, penetration testing, and assisted with internal audit reviews of information system security and architecture. He is a proven leader and asset in the security space, always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.
Rafal Los is an industry problem-solver, strategist, and personality who has spent his career bringing people together to solve complex problems that benefit the greater good. He is the founder of the Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast - now on its 11th year and nearing 500 episodes, and The Above Board Show - a weekly show on LinkedIn Live supporting security industry leaders.
Nimisha is an experienced Information Technology Solutions Architect and Agile Transformation Champion with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Agile Methodologies, Agile Delivery, Solutions Architecture, and Program Management. Strong healthcare services professional with a SAFe Agilist certification and MBA specializing in Rural Development and Project Management.
Jason Starr is business development manager of CyZen, a cybersecurity company wholly owned by accounting and advisory firm Friedman LLP. Jason brings over a decade of experience in the professional services industry to bring his clients cutting-edge cybersecurity expertise that helps them improve their security posture and reduce risk. He works with clients across a broad range of industries including law, insurance, finance, and government, among others.