Cathryn M. Hennard is an accomplished cyber security professional, having over 15 years of experience in the information technology field. Currently she is the Information Security Engineer at Rochester Regional Health, a five hospital healthcare system in Rochester, NY. Cathryn is responsible for the web proxy and cloud security products, incident response and sits on the Security Review Board. Prior to her current role, she served as the Integration Architect and Senior Application Security Analyst for Rochester Regional Health’s electronic medical record (EMR). She joined Rochester Regional Health after more than a decade of security consulting, DR/BCP and risk assessment experience in the education, financial, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Cathryn started her information security career at JPMorgan Chase working as mainframe security analyst in the banking and finance industry. She holds several certifications including EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH). Her areas of professional interest are operational process improvement, strategic implementation architecture and mentoring the next generation of cyber security professionals.
A Rochester native, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling abroad and creating new recipes in her kitchen. Cathryn regularly volunteers in her community and is an active member of Mensa, having served as President and Vice President on the board of the local chapter.
Dr. Janice Sharkey
Dr. Janice Sharkey has an extensive information technology, cybersecurity policy, systems engineering, and telecommunications background. As a retired U.S. Army officer and now as a Lead Cybersecurity Engineer at MITRE, she has supported the Department of Defense by serving in many leadership capacities involving the Services, Combatant Commands, Joint Staff, DISA, Intelligence Community, and USCYBERCOM. Some of her most recent efforts included supporting projects, planning and training efforts with DISA, JFHQ-DODIN, the U.S. Army, and USCYBERCOM J3, J5, and J7 focused on cyberspace operations. She also enjoys running, biking, exploring new places, the theater, and gardening.
Fahad AbdulInformation Security Expert
PhD candidate in Big Data Security | CCIE, CCSS, SSFIPS, SSFAMP, CEH, CHFI, CNDA, ECIH, CCSP, JNCIA
Jody Blanchard is currently a Director, Global IT Security Operations for a Fortune 500 medical device company. He currently leads and provides direction to all global areas of incident response, threat and vulnerability management, identity and access management, network security, endpoint security and enterprise patch management programs.
He possesses a comprehensive background in information security derived from conducting domestic and global security/network operations throughout the world where he managed security risks upon multiple lines of effort to protect assets, property, and equipment while exceeding the expectations of senior leaderships’ objectives and milestones. He has a proven ability to establish and maintain strong alliances; lead and motivate teams; drive projects to successful completion; convey complex technical requirements/data; exceed customer expectations and achieve fiscal bottom-line results.
Jody holds a Masters in Information Management, a Masters in Cybersecurity and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration. He has previously held assigned roles such as Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), Information Systems Manager (ISM), ISM Program Chair, Cybersecurity Course Instructor, Chief Training Officer, Senior Intelligence Officer, Commander and Executive Officer. He also holds several professional IT certifications such as CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Security+, Project+, ITILv3, ISC(2) Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), EC-Council Certified Network Defense Architect (C|NDA), EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI), EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH), EC-Council Certified Encryption Specialist (E|CES) and NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA). He is also the recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance and professionalism throughout his entire IT career.
John Lazo is a Cybersecurity leader & mentor. John’s career spans over 20 years in information technology. John holds a Masters in Cybersecurity Information Assurance and has pursued many industry certifications including CISSP, CSSP, CCISO, CISA, CISM, CDPSE, CEH, CSA, CHP and CSCS. John has a passion for compliance and risk governance and staying ahead of technology by always learning.
When not working, John spends his time traveling or planning his next great escape.
Kent Liu is a Cyber Security Engineer at the Technology company of U.S, with cross-functional expertise in security management, network designing, and cyber hunting. He collaborates with related members to protecting over 40 locations in the world. More than 12 years of experience in the IT industry, combining strong integrates skills with knowledge and experience to positively contribute to organization's IP protection bottom line, also obtained multiple certificates.
A qualified and experienced Information Security Professional with keen ambition of growth in the field. He has around 9 years of experience in various fields of Information Security and Information System Audit. In his career, he worked as Information System Auditor, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Researcher and Penetration Tester. He has also been involved in Teaching such as providing awareness sessions to High School students and giving specialized guest lectures to University students. He has experience of working in many major industries such as Big Four, Capital Markets and Banking. His areas of interest are Control Design & Testing, Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Security Governance, BCP & DRP, Security Monitoring and Operations, Vulnerability Management & Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Handling, Cryptography etc.
Musili FredrickCCME, ECIH, CEH, CHFI
Musili is an Experienced Digital Forensics Team Leader, Examiner and Trainer in Active Law Enforcement Service. He holds the following Credentials; Cellebrite Certified Operater, CCO, Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst, CCPA, Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner, CCME, Certified Incident Handler, CIH, Cerified Ethical Hacker, CEH, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, CHFI among others. He is a Certified Mobile forensics Instructor by Cellebrite Inc.
Having conducted numerous cyber breach investigations in the financial sector has wealth of experience in full Incident Response Lifecycle on cyber breach investigations (Preparation, Detection, Containment and Recovery). He is an alumni of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, CDAC Noida India and Spanish National Cyber Security Institute, INCIBE in Collaboration with Carnegie Melon University/Software Engineering Institute USA; Creation and Management of Computer Emergency/Incident Response Teams, CERT. He has offered numerous lectures on Cyber Crime Prevention and Incident Response to General Duty Law Enforcement Officers Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies, SACCOs CEOs, IT Risk Managers among many others.
He has written a book on Prevalence of Cybercrime and Police Preparedness, Nairobi Kenya.
Dedicated DevOps / Security Engineer with more than 9 years of experience designing secure application and server, contributing to major projects, enhancing secure software development processes, and implementing CI/CD pipelines along with DevOps cultural transformation. Well versed in web application penetration testing, server and network hardening, server security auditing, security automation, secure SDLC, meeting compliance and monitoring. An effective problem solver with proactive approach to identifying issues, design automation pipelines to make enhance and ease quality product deliveries and drive DevOps culture. Adept at ensuring desired outcomes using processes, detailed planning, and post-implementation monitoring to achieve success.
The specific duties and responsibilities of the SC members include:
- Approve key policies governing the operation of EC-Council Certification Division.
- Assuring consistency of decision making as well as the criteria used therein.
- Serve on appeals and complaints task groups as appointed by the SC Chair.
- Promote and provide guidance to promote EC-Council certifications.
- Provide guidance regarding international initiatives supporting EC-Council certifications.
- Provide guidance to support educational initiatives related to EC-Council certifications.
- Determine areas of research required to improve EC-Council certifications.
- Serve on task forces / subcommittees as appointed by the SC Chair.