Cybersecurity for Safer Society
Healthcare Security Specialist
Information Security Culture
Healthcare and Communications Security Executive at DXC Technology
Cyber security specialist for the healthcare, life sciences, and communications industry.I am a security advocate and trusted adviser to C-level executives for a variety of strategic partnerships. Working with senior level executives and decision makers I provide expertise in development of their overall cyber security strategy and road-maps.
Senior Director, Cyber Defense
Cyber Threat Intelligence
Sean currently serves as the Senior Director for Cyber Defense at Verizon Media Group (formerly Yahoo), where he leads teams of investigators, security engineers, intelligence analysts, and incident responders who work to fight cybercrime and defend our members and platforms from attack. Prior to joining Verizon Media, Sean worked at Google as a cybercrime investigator, and prior to that spent seven years as a Special Agent with the NASA Office of Inspector General, Computer Crimes Division.
Sean has spent his career focusing upon cybercrime investigation, incident response, and forensics, with an emphasis upon dismantling large-scale, worldwide crime syndicates including botnets, computer intrusions, and child trafficking investigations.
Sean has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis, a Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University, and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include hacker innovation, deterrence, and emerging cybercrime trends.
Partners in Performance
Cyber Security success
Secure Software Lifecycle
Dr. Dawn Dunkerley is a Consulting Manager with Partners in Performance focused on the operationalization of cyberspace to achieve critical business objectives and balance cyber risks while optimizing investments. Prior to this, Dawn spent more than 10 years within the United States Department of Defense civilian sector.
Dr. Dunkerley received a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in 2011 with a doctoral focus of information security success within organizations. She holds a number of professional certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She is an editor for the Army Cyber Institute’s Cyber Defense Review, the premier military-academic journal.
Castalia Systems LLC
National Security Cyber Operations
Dr. Gary Doss is the Chief Technical Officer for Castalia Systems, LLC., a Defense company specializing in Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Intelligence Analysis primarily supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Dr. Doss is an energetic strategic visionary who is an accomplished Senior Level Executive that leverages his equally strong technical and business skills to manage a portfolio of Cyber and IT programs. Dr. Doss’ role is to ensure the highest quality products and services are provided to their clients and to provide C-level consulting and leadership. He has both architected and developed state of the art software and network systems to detect and protect against the most challenging Cyber adversaries.
Dr. Doss has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from James Madison University, specializing in Software Engineering and Information Security, and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include secure software development, machine learning, and Cyber Defense.
Security Solutions Architect
Hybrid Cloud Security
Dr. Lewis works as a Security Solutions Architect and advises federal government agencies on how to plan and architect solutions to protect our nation against cyber terrorists. Some of these solutions include firewalls, malware/ransomware, intrusion prevention, web reputation, application control and log inspection.
Dr. Lewis is a business owner and Cybersecurity Adjunct Professor. His research interests include ethical hacking, cyber threats, and information security. Dr. Lewis has served in the US Army and currently resides in Gaithersburg, MD.
Cyber Predictive Solutions
Dr. Roger Seeholzer currently leads in two branches, first as a consultant in a self-started company conferring with Atlanta area businesses, developing strategy and compliance program for a multi-faceted non-profit operating at a local and global level. Second, he facilitates, mentors, and conducts training as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD, focusing on areas of networking, security, and emerging technology.
Dr. Seeholzer retired from the civil service where he last worked for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, as the Security Architect, Information Security Architecture & Engineering Division. Notably, he led several landmark efforts such as the Department’s Defense in Depth strategy, Intrusion Defense Chain methodology, and Security Operations Center focused security architecture. He also co-authored the information security strategy for the CISO, while directing the activities of a contract team providing architecture, engineering, and program support.
Dr. Seeholzer had assignments at the US Army, Pentagon; US Army Reserves HQ; and a US Army Division HQ in Europe. As a Veteran and while on active duty in the US Air Force, he received accolades as the Wing Historian of the Air Force capturing a major portion of the USAF’s global and strategic reconnaissance activities and specifically for documenting the activities of a specialized wing operated during Operations Desert Shield/Storm.
University of Geneva, Switzerland
International Affairs & Multilateral Governance
Professional with 10+ years in strategic planning, business analysis, growth initiatives, business intelligence, marketing communications, campaign support, data management and business development. Bringing a unique combination of multidisciplinary studies, international work experience, entrepreneurial background and cross-cultural competence, combined with strategy vision, everyday tactical detail thinking and strong implementation skills.
Multidisciplinary studies in international business & relations, leadership and political economy combined with experience in methodologies and statistical concepts, research design, sample selection, interviews and data collection, monitoring, merging, cleaning, tabulation and validation.
Extensive experience in the analysis, tracking and communication of key performance measures to monitor and evaluate competitor analysis. Benchmarking business competitiveness vis-à-vis other counties, analyzing industry clusters, market studies and external perspectives (customers & competitors) to seize opportunities and counter threats.
Excellent presentation skills that allow to visually depict in a simple manner value proposition, economic impact and ROI studies in a persuasive and thoughtful manner and follow through with a strong orientation to action. Result-oriented work style and proven capacity to deliver high results in multidisciplinary & matrix teams.
Extensive project management experience working with countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia has provided me with a global vision, cross cultural sensitivity and a multicultural attitude; one of my greatest assets is my cross-cultural competence.
HQDA G4 Logistics Staff Officer
Information Systems Security
Global Supply Chain
Dr. Patrick I. Offor is an Associate Faculty at the City University of Seattle (information security and information system), a Logistics Staff Officer with Headquarters, Department of the Army for Logistics, and a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army. He had served as the Chief, Supply and Mobility Division in the White House Communication Agency and a Capabilities Developer for the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) in United States Combined Arms Support Command (USCASCOM).
Dr. Offor earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Florida, and his master’s degree in Management Information Systems and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Information Systems Security Analyst
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport
Information Systems Security Certification and Accreditation
Received Ph.D. in Information Systems Security from Nova Southeastern University and employed in the U.S. defense industry as an information systems security analyst and cyberspace maintenance manager. Areas of research interest include the effects of human factors on information assurance and cyber security, insider threats, and information systems ethics.
Research has been presented at academic conferences including the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. Serve as scientific reviewer of articles and manuscripts for the following refereed conferences: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SoutheastCon, and the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS). Holds the CISSP, ISSEP, and PMP certifications and volunteers as a certification examination developer for (ISC)².
Chief Information Security Officer
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Information Security Management
Mauricio Angée is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, banking and financial services, hospitality, entertainment, and the government sector, with a strong background in information security management, cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory compliance, and risk management.
Mauricio currently serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Fl., During his professional career Mauricio has served as Vice President of Information Security at Mercantil Bank, as Sr. Manager of Security and Compliance at Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts, as Information Systems Security Officer at Harris Corporation supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US Census Bureau, and he also worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Kennedy Space Center, FL., where he supported the Kennedy Integrated Communications Services (KICS) contract.
Mauricio currently serves in the Board of Directors at Infragard (FBI public-private information sharing group) and the South Florida CISO Council. Mauricio is currently pursuing his Executive Doctorate degree in Business Administration with concentration in Information Security at St. Thomas University. He received his MS in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University, and his BS in Information Studies from Florida State University. Mauricio is currently an adjunct faculty at Florida International University and St. Thomas University.
Data Privacy Officer
Karambwe Cybersecurity Group, LLC
IT Security and Compliance
Alexis is a senior Business Leader with over 20 years of Information Technology and Assurance experience, with extensive experience working on a broad range of corporate IT initiatives where he helps businesses identify, and mitigate risk to their core business assets, while enabling them to address regulatory and Compliance requirements. Planning, and Implementation of Information security and data protection solutions in direct support of business objectives within Healthcare, Finance, Banking, and local and Federal Government sectors.
He is credentialed as a CISM - Certificated Information Security Manager, CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control from ISACA International.
Alexis hold a Ms. Information Security degreed from Nova Southeastern University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Information Security at St. Thomas University in Miami, with a focus on Data Privacy.
A Data Privacy advocate, Alexis is past president of the ISACA South Florida chapter, where he worked with the executive team to grow the chapter membership to one of the largest in North America, expanding Scholarship and mentoring opportunities to peers and other entering the IT Security profession. In addition to ISACA, Alexis is also a member of NAHSE - National Association of Health Services Executive, South Florida Chapter, where he is a member of the Technology and Innovation Steering Committee.
Regional Information Security Officer
Information Technology security professional with extensive experience and successful track record in information security, strategic planning, and project management. For more than 15 years, I have been very successful in implementing cost-effective solutions to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets and security operations for multinational/regional corporations with more than 120 offices worldwide, 12,000 employees, and $10+ billion in revenue.
BS in computer science, Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters degree in Project Management (MPM), and Public Administration (MPA). Certifications: CISSP and Security+, PMP, and Lean Six Sigma. Current enrolled on a Doctorate Degree in Information Security at St. Thomas University.
Chief Information Officer
Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe
Secure Information System Development
Fred Hicks is a leader with verifiable year-after-year success achieving productivity gains, a history of reducing Full Time Employee (FTEs), and growth objectives within start-up and rapid-change environments. He has extensive experience with highly engineered family information systems, which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in government/not-for-profits. He is highly successful in building relationships with upper-level decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on customer commitments. Child Customer-focused and performance-driven: Fred is a leader in state-wide teams. Native to Miami, Fred holds a Master's Degree in the Science of Management from St. Thomas University. Fred obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Loyola University in New Orleans. Last, Fred is currently an Executive DBA in Information Security candidate also at St. Thomas University. He is a proud father of four, one of whom he is adopting.
Regional Director of Information Technology
Tenet Health System
IT Security Management
Ed Joseph is a seasoned professional with more than 22 years of experience in Biomedical Engineering and Information Technology. He is currently the Regional Director of Information Technology at Tenet Health System. He oversees planning, organizing, and execution of all IT related functions, which includes directing all IT operations to meet customer requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions. Ed is proficient in risk management, change management, and Information Security Management.
Ed is a versatile, passionate professional with a history of success leading strategic and operational initiatives that address the business objectives. He has the burning to identify business needs and develop plans to deliver tangible results. He is an Information Security advocate working with executive leadership to design strategies to protect critical assets such as patient and business data.
Ed is currently pursuing his Executive Doctorate in Business Administration with the concentration in Information Security at the prestigious St. Thomas University. He received his MS in Information System with the concentration in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University.
Vice President, IT and Data Analytics
South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
Governance and Compliance
Johnny is an IT and financial professional with over 28 years of experience. He has worked in IT security and operations, data analytics, accounting, and compliance.
Johnny has held managerial and executive positions in Fortune 500 corporations, municipal /county/state government, and non-profit agencies. He holds the CIA, CGFM, CFE, CISA, CISM certifications and is a Certified John Maxwell Team Member on Leadership.
Johnny received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida, and Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Information Management from Nova Southeastern University. Johnny also has 35 credit hours in the Masters of Accounting program from Florida International University and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in information security from St. Thomas University.
Johnny currently serves as the Vice President of Information Technology and Data Analytics for the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. in Miami, Florida.
Business Information Security Officer VP
Information Security Management
Julian has 20 plus years’ project management experience with focus on information security and privacy management, applications integration, data communication networks. Julian Is currently working for Citi Bank as BISO VP, and has worked for companies, such as Cisco System, Carnival Cruise Lines, Ocean Bank. Julian holds an MBA, CISSP, CiSA, and C|CISO.
Compliance and Security, CISO
Strategic Planner and Compliance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Orlando is a forward thinking and strategic executive for more than 20 years specialized in the areas of Application Development, Infrastructure, Security and Compliance. Orlando has proven success in global network and systems planning and design, security, compliance, program management and software development. Orlando utilizes innovative approaches and emerging technologies to resolve complex issues.
He is an expert in Mergers and Acquisition, having merged 7 banks, 3 of them in 6 weeks, and setting up Infrastructure and Information Security Programs for large and SMB organization.
Some of the companies Orlando has worked includes Splunk, Affinio, Norwegian Cruise Line, Capital bank, Mercantil Commercebank amongst others. Fully bi-lingual, English/Spanish, and International experience.
A highly respected strategic thinker, Orlando has been instrumental in organizational success and growth. He conceptualizes and delivers innovative services that add tangible value to hard-won consumers. Orlando also takes time to nurture client relationships, building their trust by actively listening to ongoing needs and surpassing collaborative objectives.
Manager of Corporate IT
Global Strategy and Policy
Shannon Stewart is an Information Technology and Human Resource management professional with over 15 years of experience. He has worked in IT management, human intelligence analysis and human resources management.
Shannon’s research interests include Cybersecurity, Technology Management, Business Management and the intersection between Psychology and Cybercrime. He is an advocate for strong privacy regulation and responsible corporate information access.
Along with technical certifications in Business Operations, Business Management and Accounting Technology, Shannon holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security and a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management from Florida Atlantic University. He is also pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Security at St. Thomas University.
Shannon currently serves as a Corporate IT Manager for Modernizing Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida and has served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army for the last 17 years.
"There is a light and dark side to life. It's up to you to decide how you will be reborn after adversity" - Tina M. Honey
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Tina is a highly analytical, motivated, and results-driven Program Manager by profession and an Author, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Mentor and doctoral student in Information Security during free time.
International Economic Development
Julia is an expert in economic and workforce development emphasizing the importance of creating synergies between businesses, local administration and various communities. She has worked with multiple international organizations providing Business Development and market entry strategy to drive sustainable and profitable growth. Julia has applied her expertise to increase the participation of international companies in U.S. trade missions to facilitate economic growth. She has merged her passion for entrepreneurship and community development to help non-profit organizations grow their initiatives.
In her current role, Julia works closely with regional technology associations, school boards, universities, and local companies to enhance workforce development programs. Her emphasis is to strategically position CSBD with respect to emerging technologies and workforce needs of technology industry. Julia is passionate about women empowerment, diversity inclusion and veteran employment. She established ISACA South Florida’s “SheLeadsTech” initiative to help increase women representation in technology leadership roles. Julia has earned an M.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Bachelor Degree in International Business. Recently, Julia has been invited to be part of executive delegation to European Union to develop collaboration in cyber security and privacy research.