NEACS 2016
North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit
October 7, 2016 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway
180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull CT 06611

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CT Attorney General George Jepsen

Bob Mannarino

Global Chief Information Security Officer – ITT

Assistant Vice President, Cyber & E&O – Marsh

Bill designed ITT’s new Cyber Security Operations Center from the ground up, using best of breed technologies to protect
ITT’s cyber assets and company reputation. Bill totally revamped the ITT security policy bringing it in-line with modern Cyber Security best practices and paving the way for the future growth of ITT’s portfolio.
Bill has assembled a world class Cyber Security team that provides the enduring vigilance to proactively prevent cyber events and remediate in near real time any cyber risk that should pose itself a threat to ITT. Before joining ITT, Bill worked as the Information systems and Security Manager for Check Point Software where he developed and designed the Dallas data center and led the successful migration of new Acquisitions into Check Points Enterprise to include Zone Alarms, PointSec, and NFR Security.
Bill has several Security Certifications, with the latest from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA for
Information Security and has successfully completed the Certified Ethical Hackers course. Bill is a veteran of the United
States Coast Guard from which he was honorably discharged in 1991.

Virginia Gambale

Senior Managing Director – PwC

First CPO at CVS Health, a Fortune 12 healthcare company; enterprise responsibility for information governance with legal team, privacy ops, and info security and risk governance. Secured first ever closure letter for a healthcare organization
from HHS Office of Civil Rights for CVS’s Corrective Action Plan in less than the required three years.
Ensured CVS’s compliance with its FTC Consent Agreement; developed new corporate governance related to privacy and security, such as Audit Committee interactions. Served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as Associate Deputy Attorney General (Privacy & Civil Liberties) for the Dep't of Justice; primary counsel/advisor to the Attorney General and Deputy AG on privacy and civil liberties, including activities under FISA, AG Guidelines and EO 12333.
Before DOJ, joined Dep’t of Homeland Security early in its existence; became Deputy CPO, counseled on privacy and security, including development of information sharing for cybersecurity and critical infrastructure.


Director – Security & Privacy – Protiviti, Inc.

Mike Money has nearly 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Risk Management, Information Security and
Technology Audit. He specializes in the area of information security and privacy focusing on security services,
architecture, risk management and security assessments. Experience includes application security, disaster recovery, SAP security, change management and security governance. Mike has performed risk assessments, ISO 27001 reviews,
developed security programs and full range of IT assessments.
Recent clients include many Fortune 500 companies and mid-tier financial institutions such as: AIG, Sony, Federal Reserve, Merck, Boeing, Christies, Ziff Davis, Bank of America, Providian Financial, Viacom, e-commerce companies, state lotteries and other government agencies. He is an author of several publications and a frequent speaker at information security conferences.
He is an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Information Assurance Program at Norwich University, Vermont. Mike has an undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and a MBA from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

VJ Viswanathan

Jason Hunt

President and CEO – National Association of Corporate Directors, Connecticut Chapter

Senior Manager – Deloitte & Touche LLP

Independent Board Director & Advisor, Margaret helps public, private, family and PE companies develop and implement innovative product and market growth strategies.
Vikram is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Advisory Business that focuses on Enterprise Risk Services. He has over 11 years
of experience providing Technology Risk Services to variety of industries with a focus in retail and consumer products
industries. Vikram is part of Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services practice, which helps clients to be Secure, Vigilant, and Resilient in the face of an ever increasing array of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
He has successfully executed several cyber risk strategy, governance, and implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies to strengthen their security posture and helped them better enable their businesses.
Vikram also has experience in Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Assessments, and Remediation including project management. Vikram led the Greater Boston Chapter of IIA in 2013 as the President and sits on the board currently. His certifications include CISSP, CISA, CIA, CRMA and PMP. Vikram has a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and a Master’s in Information Systems Science.

Jay Ferron

Special Agent – United States Secret Service

Michael started his career with the U.S. Secret Service in 2009. Assignments include the New York Field Office and New
Haven Resident Office. Currently, Michael is a member of the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force (CFCTF).
The CFCTF is a U.S. Secret Service sponsored task force comprised of local, state and federal investigators tasked with
investigating significant financial crimes that involve organized groups, emerging technology, multi-jurisdictional activity, and that have significant community and economic impact.

Mordecai Kraushar

Chairman and Director – Princeton Capital Management, Inc.

Alfred is the Chairman, and Director, Princeton Capital Management, Inc. Previously, he was the President at the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. He has also served as a member of a number of government advisory panels including The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Tyler Cohen Wood

Monique Ferraro

Chief Information Security Officer – Synchrony Financial

Chief Security Architect – SecureAuth

Daniel Conroy is an engineer by education and brings an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering, and managing teams. Reporting directly to the CIO of Synchrony Financial, Daniel Conroy is responsible for establishing and maintaining the vision, strategy and programs necessary to ensure Synchrony’s information assets and technologies are protected.
Most recently, Daniel was with Citigroup where he was Global Head of Strategy, Planning and Governance. Prior to his tenure with Citigroup, Daniel was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for The Bank of New York Mellon where he was responsible for the protection and security posture of the firm globally. Daniel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland.
Stephen Cox is a technology veteran with over 15 years in the information technology industry, including 10 years’ experience leading software development teams in the security industry. His expertise includes systems architecture, threat intelligence and malware analysis, as well as endpoint and network forensics, gained through employment with some of the most impactful IT security firms in the world.

Andy Ellsweig

Chair – Privacy Task Force, Assistant Attorney General – Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Matthew Fitzsimmons serves as lead attorney on all matters involving data security and privacy, most often in relation to data breaches. He served as lead attorney and negotiator for a thirty-nine state investigation of a top technology company’s WiFi data collection. He also had lead roles investigating and negotiating multistate matters with other top internet and technology companies, including two leading social networking websites.
AAG Fitzsimmons was co-lead counsel in the first-ever state enforcement action for alleged HIPAA violations. He has litigated an array of complex matters involving violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act in state and federal court, and has argued on behalf of several States in bankruptcy cases implicating consumer protection laws and policies.
AAG Fitzsimmons was named one of Connecticut Magazine’s “Forty under 40” and Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leaders in the Law.” AAG Fitzsimmons is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Hartford and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Peter Rosario

Chief Information Security Officer – Essextec

Michael is a recognized expert, with over 18 years’ experience in information security and investigations. He has held leadership positions in the medical, public accounting, technology, finance, and pharmaceutical industries.
As Chief Risk Officer and Founder of ionRISK, he created a risk management coalition to tackle just about any issue. In 2012, ionRISK was acquired by Essex Technology Group, an IBM premier partner. He joined Essextec as Vice President of Business Risk Services to lead a strategic initiative for the future of the company.
He has several certifications: Licensed Private Investigator, CISSP, CCE-Certified Computer Examiner, CEH-Certified Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures, ACE-Access Data Forensics Examiner, ITIL-IT Infrastructure Library Foundation Class and Certification, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) , Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) , Novell 4.11 Certified NetWare Engineer (Expired), Certified Technical Trainer-Train the Trainer Program, Department of Homeland Security.

William Feher CPA

Pamela Gupta

Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Risk Officer – ITT

President – OutSecure Inc.

William E. Feher is responsible for overseeing the activities of Internal Audit, Risk Management (Insurance and ERM) and Business Conduct (Ethics Programs). Bill has more than 25 years of experience, having previously worked for EMCOR Group, Gartner Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Bill is a board member and First Vice President of the Fairfield/Westchester County Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a member of Financial Executives International and the Connecticut Society of CPAs and a volunteer member of the Finance Committee of Make-a-Wish of Connecticut.
Pamela Gupta is President of OutSecure Inc., a company protecting people and ideas with an original and proven process for fortified business security. With a powerful resume in Security Program definition and Strategy at major global Fortune 500 companies, Pamela founded OutSecure Inc. because she knows companies are not protecting themselves with a strategic security program built to address information protection risks unique to their environment. Drawing upon a unique combination of more than 20 years of technical, process, policy, and business experience in leading Fortune 500 companies Ms. Gupta provides consulting to public and private sector clients in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, breach management, and cyber strategy.
OutSecure Inc. is a preferred provider of security consulting services, including assistance to boards and senior management, security risk assessments, global compliance reviews, and defining mature security programs and strategy. Ms. Gupta is one of the original governing body members of the CISO Executive Network in NY.

Anthony Dupree

Director – Cybersecurity, Northeast Market – PwC

17 years information security experience, including: information security education; information security compliance management; information security assessments (PCI, ISO, HIPAA, GLBA, and more); enterprise information security program development; information security consulting practice management.
4 years product management, successfully overseeing product direction and strategy for an IT GRC Management product.

Abhi Singh

Specialist Manager – Deloitte & Touche LLP

Abhi Singh is a Manager in Cyber Risk at Deloitte. He has over 14 years of combined consulting and industry experience. He has led multiple projects on mitigating advanced persistent threats (APT), DDoS defense, data governance, security program maturity leveraging effective metrics and baselines, cyber security framework design and implementation, PCI DSS compliance, and access governance.

David Trollman

Senior Manager, Advisory Services – Ernst & Young LLP

David Trollman provides consulting and manages various aspects of EY’s Cybersecurity programs and services. He has over 13 years of experience in information technology, with more than 10 years focused exclusively on information security and incident response (IR).
As one of the first Cyber Defense Officers in the US Air Force, David led offensive and defensive cyber operations for the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT) and the forerunner unit of US Cyber Command. He wrote curriculum for and led the stand-up of the US Air Force’s Undergraduate Cyber Training course. After leaving the Air Force, David held numerous information security roles at General Electric (GE). His last role at GE was to lead Advanced Threat Response Operations, provide next-generation tech security consulting, and mentor analysts for the General Electric Computer Incident Response Team (GE-CIRT).
Prior to joining EY, David was Director of Incident Response for AccessData and Resolution1 Security where he led a team providing reactive and proactive IR consulting services to clients in Financial Services, Retail, Oil & Gas, and Healthcare sectors. His team operationalized the Resolution1 Cybersecurity platform for clients around the world. David was an invited Lecturer at Air University and the Defense Cybercrime Conference (DC3). He has presented at numerous BSides events, Converge Detroit, and Infragard Great Lakes.