Board of Advisers

Our exclusive board of advisers guides this site’s coverage of security, fraud, privacy, risk management and other key issues. These experts provide input about the latest hot topics and contribute insight for news coverage, podcast interviews and guest blogs. They regularly offer expert advice about regulatory compliance and the current threat landscape, as well as provide insights about risk management strategies and security technologies.

Jennings Aske

Jennings Aske

CISO, New York Presbyterian

Aske is the CISO for New York Presbyterian. Prior to this he was VP Information Security & Chief Security Officer of Nuance Communications as well as Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer of Partners HealthCare. Prior to Partners, Aske was the Chief Information Security Officer for UMass Memorial Hospital. Aske was also the Chief Information Security Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, responsible for coordinating information security across the 16 state agencies. Aske is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Allan Boardman

Allan Boardman

International Vice President, ISACA

Boardman began his career with Deloitte in Cape Town, South Africa, and has more than 30 years of experience in IT audit, risk, security and consultancy roles at companies such as JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marks and Spencer and the London Stock Exchange. He is a past president of the ISACA London Chapter and has served on the British Computer Society's Information Risk Management and Audit Committee. He has also served on and chaired ISACA's CISM Certification Committee and the Leadership Development Committee. He currently chairs ISACA's Credentialing Board and is a member of the association's Strategic Advisory Council.

Diana Burley

Diana Burley

Professor, George Washington University

Burley is a leading cybersecurity workforce expert. She has spent more than 15 years as a researcher and professor designing and evaluating computing education programs to build the IT workforce. She co-chaired the 2013 National Research Council report on professionalizing the nation's cybersecurity workforce, has been twice appointed (2012, 2013) to the Virginia General Assembly JCOTS Cyber Security Advisory Committee, directed the NSF Cyber Corps program, and has been honored by the Federal CIO Council.

Frederick Chang

Frederick Chang

Director, Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security at Southern Methodist University

Chang is the Director of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, the Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in SMU's Lyle School of Engineering. He is the former director of research at the National Security Agency and was previously the president and COO of 21CT, Inc. Chang has been awarded the National Security Agency Director's Distinguished Service Medal, and served as a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency.

Karen Evans

Karen Evans

National Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge, and Partner, KE&T Partners

As head of the Cyber Challenge, Evans oversees an organization focused on searching for talent to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce in and out of government. Evans previously served as the federal government's de facto chief information officer - officially, administrator for information technology and e-government in the White House Office of Management and Budget - overseeing $70 billion-plus in federal government spending on IT. Earlier, she served as chief information officer at the Department of Energy.

Patrick D. Howard

Patrick D. Howard

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, SecureInfo, a Kratos Company

Patrick D. Howard has over 40 years experience in security, including 20 years service as a U.S. Army military police officer, and has specialized in information security since 1989. He previously served as CISO for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, Md. from 2008 to 2012, and for the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2005 to 2008.

Trevor Hughes

Trevor Hughes

CEO & President, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Hughes is an attorney specializing in e-commerce, privacy and technology law. In his role as executive director of the IAPP, Hughes leads the world's largest association of privacy professionals. He has testified before the U.S. Congress Commerce Committee, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy and data protection, spam prevention and privacy-sensitive technologies.

Stephen R. Katz, CISSP

Stephen R. Katz, CISSP

President, Security Risk Solutions

For over twenty-five years, Katz has been directly involved in establishing, building and directing information security and privacy functions. In addition to being founder and president of Security Risk Solutions, Katz is an executive advisor to Deloitte, is on the board of directors of nCircle Inc. and Avior Computing, and is on the advisory boards of Voltage Security and Veracode. Katz is also a member of the (ISC)² Americas Advisory Board for Information Systems Security.

Rob Lee

Rob Lee

Digital Forensic Trainer, SANS Institute

Lee has more than 13 years experience in computer forensics, exploit discovery, intrusion detection/prevention, and incident response. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served as a founding member of the 609th Information Warfare Squadron, the first U.S. military operational unit focused on information operations. He worked with government agencies as the technical lead for a vulnerability discovery and exploit development team, lead for a cyber forensics branch, and led a computer forensics and security software development team.

Kenneth Newman

Kenneth Newman

Vice President & Information Security Manager, Central Pacific Bank

Newman joined Central Pacific Bank as vice president & information security manager in February 2009. He oversees the bank's information security program and the protection of its information assets. Prior to joining CPB, Newman served as VP & risk manager for Washington Mutual and has managed various global and regional security and risk functions for Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in New York.

Kim Peretti

Kim Peretti

Co-Lead, Cybersecurity Preparedness and Response practice, Alston and Bird, and Former DOJ Cybercrime Prosecutor

Peretti is a partner in the Alston & Bird, LLP law firm's white collar crime group and co-chair of its security incident management and response team. She is also a former director of PricewaterhouseCoopers' cyberforensic service practice and a former senior litigator for the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. While at the Department of Justice, Peretti led several benchmark cybercrime investigations and prosecutions, including the prosecution of the TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez, currently serving 20 years in prison for his role in the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted by the department.

Eugene Spafford

Eugene Spafford

Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University

Commonly known as Spaf, Spafford is a professor of computer science at Purdue University and a leading computer security expert. He is one of the senior, most recognized leaders in the field of computing. With nearly three decades of experience as a researcher and instructor, Spafford has worked in software engineering, reliable distributed computing, host and network security, digital forensics, computing policy and computing curriculum design.

Hord Tipton

Hord Tipton

CEO, (ISC)²

Tipton is the executive director for (ISC)², the global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. Tipton previously served as president and chief executive officer of Ironman Technologies, where his clients included IBM, Perot Systems, EDS, Booz Allen Hamilton, ESRI, and Symantec. Before founding his own business, he served for five years as Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of the Interior.