Security Advisory Board
Dr. Edward Amoroso
Dr. Edward Amoroso has thirty-one years of cyber and information security experience with an unparalleled track record of managing world-class professional teams protecting data, systems, networks, and infrastructure from cyber attacks. Edward has emphasized the establishment of innovative, cost-effective, audit-compliant control methods to secure valued assets, resources, and reputation and is recognized across the globe as one of the world’s leading experts in cyber security for consumer, business, industry, government, financial, and technology-based products, applications, and services.
Amoroso spent over eighteen years in the senior-most executive security and compliance role for AT&T, a global telecommunications firm with complex infrastructure and $180B in revenue. In this role, he demonstrated expertise in identifying, recruiting, coaching, managing, and mentoring thousands of the most skilled and effective information security professionals in the world. Edward focused his career on hands-on cyber security design, development, consulting, and operational experience in every major industry and government sector both domestic and global.
Edward authored six books and fifty technical publications on cyber security including Cyber Attacks (Elsevier, 2013); books translated into five different languages; and holds ten patents in cyber security. As an Adjunct Professor in both Stevens Institute of Technology and New York University, he teaches cyber security. Edward hosted an Internet security talk show, cyber security video tips series, and other on-line security and technology related programming on AT&T Tech Channel and is a frequent major keynote speaker.
Edward is an active member of several Corporate and Government Boards including NSA Enduring Security Freedom (ESF), GE Advisory Board, Blue Coat Advisory Board, and Invincea Advisory Board. He holds current active US TS/SCI Clearances with tickets to DoD and major intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Amit Yoran serves as the President of RSA Security, the security division of EMC Corporation. Prior to his appointment, Amit served as senior vice president of products at RSA, where he provided leadership for RSA’s product development and product management organizations. He founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, the market-leading network forensic product provider, which was acquired by RSA in 2011.
Prior to NetWitness, Amit served Director of the National Cyber Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security. Formerly he served as the Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services at the Symantec Corporation. Amit was the co-founder of Riptech, a market leading IT security company until the company was acquired by Symantec in 2002. He formerly served an officer in the United States Air Force in the Department of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and George Washington University.
Adam Meyers is a recognized expert in the security and intelligence communities. With more than 15 years of experience in the security space, Adam has extensive experience building and leading intelligence practices in both the public and private sector. Adam is a founding employee and VP of Intelligence at CrowdStrike Inc., a global provider of security technology and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks. A sought-after thought-leader, Adam conducts speaking engagements and training classes around the world on the topics of threat intelligence, reverse engineering, and data breach investigations.
At CrowdStrike, Adam is responsible for tracking over 70 criminal, state-sponsored, and nationalist cyber adversary groups around the world. He provides technical and strategic guidance to Fortune 100 organizations and government agencies on how stay protected and prevent damage from today’s sophisticated and destructive attackers. Adam’s team supports ongoing investigations into breaches targeting some of the largest companies and organizations in the world. This elite team focuses on categorizing and tracking the human actors and groups that conduct these attacks everyday.
Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Adam was the Director of Cyber Security Intelligence at SRA International. During his tenure, he provided technical expertise and strategic guidance for both commercial sector customers, as well as civilian, military, and intelligence customers. He conducted penetration tests, vulnerability research, and breach investigations across the globe, traveling extensively throughout Africa and South/Central America supporting customers. Adam oversaw the operations of the Information Assurance Laboratory testing emerging technologies for effectiveness and looking for security lapses that could compromise the integrity of the system. Adam was a key technical lead supporting the US Department of State Cyber Threat Analysis Division, leading a team of reverse engineers and incident response experts and representing the division at intergovernmental meetings on cyber threat. Adam was responsible for the technical direction of the SRA Cyberlock product which was used by both commercial and government customers.
Adam earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from the George Washington University where he studied Political Science, and Computer Science.
In his career that spans over two decades, Daniel Garrie has developed an international reputation as a thought leader working at the intersection between computer forensics and the law. Daniel Garrie serves as the Executive Managing Partner of Law & Forensics, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law & Cyberwarfare and acts as the Head of the Global Cyber Security practice at Zeichner Ellman & Krause, a New York-based Law Firm. He is a sought-after computer forensic expert, as well as a special master, often appointed by Federal and State judges to serve as a forensic neutral of E-Discovery Special Master. Daniel is also a Professor at Cardozo School of Law and has taught at Georgetown and Rutgers School of law, including the first class on Cyber Warfare and the Law.
In addition to his Law Degree, he holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science and appears as comfortable talking with entrepreneurs as he is with developers, lawyers, and judges. Daniel’s entrepreneurial experience includes several start-ups in the search, mobile and cybersecurity verticals, including, SearchApp Inc., LegalTech Group and Digital Reef Inc. He has an affinity for building start-ups and shaping a leadership teams. Daniel is also an active advisor and board member for a number of different companies, including Get.it, Digital Cupcake, and Eccentex.
In addition, Daniel has written more than 150 scholarly articles published, including: Wall Street Journal, Harvard National Security Law Journal, the Daily Journal, Huffington Post, and Litigation Journal of American Bar Association. His scholarship is cited by Black’s Law Dictionary for defining the terms Internet, Software, and Algorithm. In addition, Daniel has been cited by dozens of federal and state courts and he is frequently quoted in publications such as Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Daniel is also the co-author six books published by Thomson Reuters, the American Bar Association.
Daniel has a bachelors from Brandies University in Computer Science, masters from Brandeis University in Computer Science, JD from Rutgers School of Law.
Jenkins Ravenel has spent over 10 years consulting for international companies reporting to C-level executives. He has extensive experience in corporate governance and control and is a published mobility industry subject matter expert. Jenks’ experience includes over 23 years managing technology within a major global financial services company and is experienced in several Business Process Management methodologies. He is a Certified Green Belt – Six Sigma Methodology, “Design for Six Sigma” designation. He has extensive knowledge of multiple networking environments, business software packages, and wireless and mobile solutions for business.
Jenks earned a BS degree in Mathematics from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina and an MBA from the University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business. He also graduated from the North Carolina School of Banking, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Jenks started his career with Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Texas, spent a few years with Arthur Andersen Consulting before ending up at NCNB National Bank, the predecessor of Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina. He retired as a Senior Vice President after 23 years in many parts of the company.
Mr. Ravenel has served on the advisory councils of Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Boxtone, Mocana, Bluefire Technologies, and Research in Motion (RIM). He also served as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, Washington, D.C. Presidential Committee responsible for advising national policy for the wireless industry.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Jenks lives with his wife, Gwynne, and children in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an avid sailor and mountain biker.
Tom Bryant, Executive Director – Network Operations and Terminal Portfolio, Cable Bahamas, has over 25-years experience in the Telecommunications Industry. Tom has held senior leadership positions with mobile networks in Europe and the United States, among them, Digicel, Verizon and Nextel.
Tom began his professional career at Motorola following graduation from The University of New York. Initially based in West Texas, he designed communications systems for the oil and gas exploration industry.
In 1997 Tom moved to Dublin, Ireland at the launch of the mobile network Esat Digifone and after several years moved into the company’s expansion throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and the South Pacific as Digicel grew to more than 30 countries. Over the course of his 12 years at Digicel Tom held various executive roles, most notably Senior Vice President-Global Distribution. Tom also worked closely with The GSM Association’s Foundation Board and has been an active published contributor to their Green Power for Mobile and mWomen initiatives.
Mr. Bryant was also Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer for Brightstar-Russia, overseeing their operations in Moscow for more than 3-years.
Tom has worked closely with the leading Korean and Chinese handset manufacturers in their design, production and portfolio development. Additionally, he was co-inventor of the world’s first solar powered mobile phone designed specifically for users in emerging markets around the world. This technological advance earned him the Innovation of the Year Award from a leading European mobile technology magazine.
Tom currently serves on various Boards of Directors, most notably as Chairman of Haven-USA, a Haiti based aid organization centered on housing and career training. He’s also a long standing member of the advisory board for The National Concert Hall of Ireland.