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Randy Marchany

Posted on: 15 Jan 2018

Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Tech Randy Marchany is one of those rare individuals who has spent his entire career with the same employer. His time with Virginia Tech started four decades ago as a student, and he has worked his way up to CISO since then. And along the way, he earned…

Paul Mocarski

Posted on: 11 Jan 2018

Paul Mocarski, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Sammons Financial Group Member Companies Some people have successful careers in the military. Others make their decades-long career in the civilian world. Paul Mocarski has both. He is simultaneously the vice president and CISO at the Sammons Financial Group Member Companies as well as a US…

Michael Molinaro

Posted on: 08 Jan 2018

Michael Molinaro, Chief Information Security Officer, BioReference Laboratories, Inc. As Mike Molinaro prepares to collect his second graduate degree – an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology – he jokes, saying “I guess I’m educated beyond my capacity to learn now.” That’s hardly the case, as Molinaro’s career has been all about learning and adapting…

The FBI CISO Academy

Posted on: 02 Jan 2018

If your organization were to experience some sort of cyber incident – e.g., an intrusion of your network, theft of your intellectual property or sensitive data, Internet fraud – does your company have an incident response plan that includes notifying federal law enforcement? If so, do you know what agencies like the FBI do when…

Srinivas Mukkamala, RiskSense CEO

Posted on: 02 Jan 2018

Srinivas Mukkamala, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, RiskSense Srinivas Mukkamala grew up in India, where he attained his undergraduate degree in Computer Sciences and Engineering. His focus of study was artificial intelligence (AI). He began his career working as an intern for the Indian Space Research Organisation, the space agency of the Government of India, working…

Darren Death

Posted on: 02 Jan 2018

Chief Information Security Officer, ASRC Federal When Darren Death had his first introduction to computers as a young man, it was anything but love at first sight. Those were the days of COBOL, Fortran and punch cards. Lots and lots of punch cards. “I couldn’t stand computers back in those days,” says Death. “I think…

Steve Katz

Posted on: 21 Dec 2017

Security Risk Solutions, LLC, Owner Steve Katz is widely known in security circles as the very first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As Katz puts it, “I got my start in this business way before there was cybersecurity, and way before there was anything.” Katz started his lifelong career in security with an internal consulting…

Rami Essaid, Distil Networks Co-founder

Posted on: 18 Dec 2017

Distil Networks Co-founder and Chief Product and Strategy Officer Rami Essaid has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. His family immigrated to the United States from Syria when he was in second grade. He didn’t speak English so his new elementary school placed him in English as a Second Language courses. None of the other children…

Christopher Mandelaris

Posted on: 18 Dec 2017

Chemical Bank, Vice President, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Like the builder of a complex jigsaw puzzle, Chris Mandelaris has masterfully put his career together, piece by piece, to reveal the overall picture. For years he has been steering his education, certifications, and series of roles toward his goal of becoming a Chief Information…

Gina Mahin, Lynx CEO

Posted on: 11 Dec 2017

Gina Mahin is a problem solver. It’s just part of her DNA. She puts that quality to work every day for the clients and partners of Lynx Technology Partners, where she is both CEO and role-model for her technical teams. Mahin explains the work at Lynx Technology Partners. “We are a cybersecurity and risk management…