Information Systems Security Association - North Texas Chapter
Candidates for the 2020 Board of Directors
Bio: I have worked in information security for about 20 years. Giving back to the community is important to me and I can‚Äôt think of a better way than being president of the NTX ISSA. What have I done that qualifies me to be president? I have served as secretary, treasurer, events coordinator and president. I have also served on the board of Speak Up ALLEN toastmasters and ALLEN Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout troop. I have worked in IT and IS for over 30 years.
Reason for Seeking Position: I love the way NTX ISSA is growing and I want to be a part of helping it to continue to grow to be the best ISSA group in the USA (if we aren’t already). I respect and invite inputs from all board members and general members. No one person has all the answers. I want to continue to grow our involvement in schools, colleges and universities. We need to help grow the pool of talented people to fill the thousands of open jobs. I want to continue to grow the Women in Security SIG. we need a more diverse pool of women helping to shape the info sec of tomorrow!
Bio: I’m a past president of the chapter, and being aware of the pending turnover on the board, I feel that my experience in recruiting members and service as Secretary, Vice President and President can help the chapter develop our next generation of chapter leaders. I’ve served for many years already and after a year off, I feel ready to volunteer again.
Reason for Seeking Position: Having served as a recruiter, Secretary, VP, and President, and being aware of pending board churn, I’m volunteering to serve as president to bridge the transition from a highly successful board era to another newer board era. There’s a need to help ensure the new board has the benefit of know how from prior boards.
Vice President (2)
Bio: I have over 20 years of experience in development, testing, and deployment of services in mobile ecosystems where security and reliability are always top priorities. My experience covers the advent of Internet & Mobile convergence, the initiation and growth of always-connected services, securing & using credentials on handsets, and the introduction of the Internet of Things where he has focused on providing security and authentication services. My experience includes work with Nokia, Ericsson, consultant to Fortune 50 telecommunication firms, and GlobalPlatform who defines embedded systems, authentication, and confidential configuration management standards. I am now a Security Architect for Panasonic Automotive Systems of America. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Certified Information Services Security Profession (CISSP).
Reason for Seeking Position: The expansion of the Internet to every aspect of our lives is both awesome and frightening. The Internet of Things has taken the pure virtuality out of the web and given it physical control. Integrity, Confidentiality, and Availability are more important that ever, and the foundation for the cybersecurity profession. And AI with Machine Learning is introducing the autonomous age. I desire to provide leadership for NTXISSA into the Internet expansion and its explosive needs for security professionals. New security based organizations are emerging every day, challenging ISSA value and prominence. The growth in security organizations should be welcomed but high quality must be required. NTXISSA has to work with the relevant organizations to provide support for security professionals, both veterans and new recruits.
Bio: I have performed and lead security operations in multiple verticals for over a decade. In the corporate sector, I led Arm LTD through the 9 month long legal negotiations and through NDAs to join the AUTO ISAC for security, Corporate Strategist, External Partner Security Assessment for M&A, information systems audit, and business applications security review at Amazon. Prior to this, I served the U.S. military in the Marine Corps. Radio Freq. 4th Mar Div Headquarters platoon and in the Air Force Cyber Command protecting Information Assurance and Security. I’ve worked in cybersecurity positions accumulating experience from the ground up. My experience leading organizations and corporate programs spans for example, cryptography standards (U.S., Europe, Chinese), bug bounty analysis, software analysis, hardware security (HSM, TPM, TEE etc), risk management, compliance (GDPR, HIPPA, PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), etc), security frameworks (NIST, ISO, COBIT etc.). From physical security of classified and non-classified critical data and information systems, I’ve worked as a technician, engineer, pen tester, virtualization data center operations implementation and security, mobile apps security, IoT security, and satellite communications technology reliability and security. In the Autonomous Vehicle space, I’ve served corporate strategist for hardware design, security framework in standards bodies, market-driven security product scope and design, to include firmware, software, real-time operating systems and middleware interoperability. This latter work includes proprietary and open-source platforms to meet secure product requirements, as well as market growth and adoption needs.
Reason for Seeking Position: I believe that the honor of serving our local community of cybersecurity professionals as Vice President of our North Texas Chapter will provide the opportunity for me to listen to the needs of our community with the advantage that my broad and intense security background, and business education and experience present, to hear objectively and deliver effective people driven solutions. As a leader, confidence in how the technology works is an advantage, but gaining the trust of the community, while providing a vision for our future is vital for our professionals to stay ahead of the malicious and negligent threats that rear their head persistently. Of course, every organization works best as cohesive partners unified and represented by the President. I am excited to support and backup not only the members, and fellow board members, but our chapter President and National ISSA as well.
Bio: Currently the Chief Information Security Officer of Maxor National Pharmacy Services, I have over 20 years of experience in Information Technology Leadership roles. I am passionate about cyber security strategy, awareness, physical security and personal protection and believe that Security should be a "business enabler". I hold multiple information security industry certifications, including CISSP, C|CISO, CEH, CCNA and MCP and I am a firm believer in continuing education, constant personal growth and involvement in community. I am a servant leader who believes in building positive relationships to drive change and collaboration. For the past 20 years I have had increasing responsibility managing budgets ranging from $1M to $6.5M.
Reason for Seeking Position: I believe in participating in a larger community of professionals, affecting positive change for job seekers and mentoring others who desire a career in cybersecurity.
Bio: Bill White is an Information Technology professional with 30 years' experience in IT Security, Fraud investigation, Information Security, and Risk Assessment processes. His entire professional career has been in the Information Technology space, starting as a bench technician and working and learning his way up to Information Security Management. Bill is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC).
Reason for Seeking Position: I am very supportive of North Texas ISSA, and I want to be a part of the continued growth and success.
Bio: I bring to the table experience in Broadcasting, Broadcast Engineering, Telephony, Audio Engineering, Software Programming, Emergency Management, Public Safety and Cyber Security. I currently hold a CISSP and CEH Certifications in Cyber Security having spent nearly 15 years in various Cybersecurity related rolls including management. My current position with Parsons has me working with Teams world-wide as a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, protecting our network. My years of experience in the varied backgrounds have given me insights and lessons which allow me to see "the big picture" and understanding how all the moving parts interact This broad knowledge base has enabled me to travel the world, meet interesting and important people and give me an appetite for more and more knowledge.
Reason for Seeking Position: I was asked if I was interested in serving on the board a couple of times. My work-life schedules now allow me the time to devote to support the North Texas ISSA and want to share my knowledge and experience in managing clubs/societies over the last 40 years. It would be an honor to serve my fellow security colleagues.
Bio: I am the CISO of Lumin Digital, a digital banking financial technology company. Previously, I was the CISO of Alkami Technology, a hosted online banking platform. I have been involved with building and securing financial services technologies and hosted platforms for 18 years, and I came into security from a software engineering background. I currently hold the CISSP, CISM, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, and AWS Specialty – Security certifications. I am also presently working to complete my MS, Information Security Engineering graduate degree from the SANS Technology Institute. I have served on the boards for various non-profit 503(c)(7) organizations in the past, and I currently serve our North Texas ISSA chapter as the deputy web director.
Reason for Seeking Position: I believe our chapter has a great thing going, and I want to do my part in helping grow both our group and improve the knowledge, skills, and connections of our community. As I understand several leaders who have served the chapter well for years are not seeking re-election this year, I feel like my time is up to give more back to the North Texas chapter and help make 2020 a success working with the rest of our members and the next board.
Deputy Treasurer (1)
Bio: This will be my fourth year trying to continue to serve on the board of NTX ISSA. Over the years, I have helped our finances maintain order and grow.
Reason for Seeking Position: I am currently the Deputy Treasurer and I think staying on will help anyone in the Treasurer position take on the role smoothly and keep our finances on track.
Marketing Director (1)
Bio: Engaged member of the security community that believes in information security education as a cause. The security community helps the world grow through the safer application of technology and I want to participate in that movement. Have been in IT since 2003 and in the security space since 2011. First as an engineer and now client facing.
Reason for Seeking Position: Would like to contribute and give back to the organization that has enriched my life with education and camaraderie over the last 3 years.
Hospitality Director (2)
Bio: Been in security and finance industry for several years.
Reason for Seeking Position: I have worked with the NTX ISSA group for 2 years and have enjoyed every part of it. I hope to continue to serve with the amazing team we have!
Joe (Darin) McIntier
Bio: I have been in the IT industry for over 25 years working my way up from Help desk support, through and to include Production Application Support of an Online Bill Payment system. While I had been doing many of my functions over the years with a Security Focus ‚Äì I made the formal lateral transition to Cyber-Security (Application Security) back in the beginning of 2013. I Served in the military (Navy and Marines) and learn public speaking from my time teaching Sailors & Marines about personal medical habits and hygiene. I have my Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a double major in Computer Science & Physics. My Master's degree is from Penn State in Homeland Security's Information Assurance and Computer Forensics. Currently I am a Senior Application Security Engineer for Alkami Technologies and an Adjunct Professor teaching online classes for Penn State in Information Security Management. I have been a Roving Deputy Director for the last two years for the North Texas chapter of ISSA.
Reason for Seeking Position: I enjoy supporting and mentoring others in the realm of Information Security. Helping others to be more aware of their own security footprint makes everyone and everywhere more secure as a whole. I have a naturally outgoing personality and enjoy talking with folks about security in all forms. While I have a long history in software development & architecture, which makes application security an area of particular strength for me, I also enjoy discussing Physical Security, Network Security, and Defense against the Dark Arts of Social Engineering.
Events Director (1)
Bio: Member of ISSA International for 10 years. Senior member for the past 5 years. I've held the Vice President position for the Alamo ISSA Chapter for 1 year and 3 years as Program Director. Currently, I am the Program Director for the North Texas ISSA Chapter. I am a security professional for the past 15 years with USAA and am currently leading the implementation of multiple identity and access management systems for our workforce.
Reason for Seeking Position: I'm a very goal-oriented individual and always looking to make this organization thrive and provide great learning opportunities for the membership.
Membership Director (1)
Bio: I am technical contributor with years of experience in both technical and management IT roles. I've been responsible for IT security compliance for the past ten years. I obtained an MBA and certificate of Cybersecurity from UD in 2015.
Reason for Seeking Position: I have served the local chapter for the past three years and am interested in continuing to serve the needs of our membership.
Deputy Events Director (3)
Bio: I have spent my career in sales, marketing and program development/implementation, taking on leadership roles, and often times, unpopular assignments because things just had to get done. I have a BA and Master's Degree from University of Maryland, spending most of my career in high tech. I had led teams of over 50 people, made presentations to audiences of 400+, and also, been an individual contributor; all come with their share of challenges and rewards. I led a team that took a $100M division to $1B, through strategically designing a logistic outsourcing program. I built a product in Japan, partnering with Fujitsu, that took three years. I consider myself an optimist, and a get-it-done kind of person.
Reason for Seeking Position: I am seeking a supporting role with NTXISSA, to learn more about the organization and the industry. I have been in the cyber security business for two years, and there is much to learn. The security landscape changes rapidly, so having a close relationship with leaders in the industry will heighten my focus and understanding. I can bring my skills in planning and program management acquired at F-100 companies and small start-ups, and years of collaborative experience working across disciplines. I would be honored to offer my time and effort in support of ISSA, because they provide a great platform to their members and the security industry. Thank you for your consideration.
Bio: 20 + years in business development in the DFW marketplace. Recently made transition from IT recruiting executive into cyber security professional services. I am focused on migration have customers Microsoft environments as well as identity governance and identity access management.
Reason for Seeking Position: Seeking to establish a broader network in the DFW Cybersecurity community. have been looking for organization to volunteer with, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the approximately four lunches I've been to. I have a large Network in DFW IT community-at-large and happy to help promote the organization.
Bio: Rafael has been serving in 2019 as the Deputy Events Director and would be honored to continue to serve in this capacity in 2020.
Reason for Seeking Position: Help in any way I can to further the InfoSec profession in the DFW area.
Web Director (1)
Bio: I have been involved with security for over 10 years and NTXISSA Web director/deputy director for three years. I enjoy the role – I find it complements my day-job and I do get satisfaction from giving back to the profession that has been very good to me.
Reason for Seeking Position: To keep giving back.
Deputy Web Director (0)
Bio: I am a Marine Corps veteran with 10+ years of in-depth experience in cybersecurity, networks, systems engineering, cloud computing, and architecture who keeps teams focused on the details of the mission: identifying, protecting, detecting, responding and recovering against threats from the ‚ÄúRogues‚Äô Gallery of Cybersecurity Bad Actors.‚Äù I am currently working as a Solutions Architect with FireMon.
Reason for Seeking Position: I want to take a bigger leadership role in the cybersecurity community. This community has given me so much, and I feel that I have so much more to offer the community in return – to pay it forward so-to-speak. I bring a variety of experience and tremendous passion for cybersecurity, and I truly enjoy passing on my knowledge and serving as a mentor to others who wish to find their way into a cybersecurity career. I am well-networked and can always find the answer (or at least the source) to any question.
College Subchapter Director (4)
Bio: I'm am the current and first CISO for Collin College here in North Dallas. We are in the process of building and developing the current security program while also being granted as one of the first Community Colleges in Texas to offer a Bachelors Degree in CyberSecurity.
Reason for Seeking Position: Having worked in the higher educational environment for more that 20 years and currently the CISO at Collin College, I would like to see and grow more college level students to become involved and be interested in groups such as this one.
Bio: I have been a part of InfoSec talent management at State Farm for 4 years. Before joining this company, I was a program lead and an assistant professor at Alcorn State University. I am passionate about professional development and LOVE working with students.
Reason for Seeking Position: I have served as College Subchapter Director in 2019. I believe I have planted some grassroots with UT Arlington and SMU as well as continuing and expanding upon the work that was done before I took this position.
Bio: As you know, have been on NTXISSA BoD for a few years and have represented us at industry events to recruit new members and encourage vendor sponsorships. Am currently trying to grow my cybersecurity consulting practice in Plano. Have been involved in voice and data networks for 30 plus years, including security of same. Have lived and worked in 4 countries and earned a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Management.
Reason for Seeking Position: This seems like a good fit based on my participation on the Advisory Board of the Collin College Cyber Security Bachelor's degree program, and the fact that I've spoken at UTD, and have security contacts at the SMU, UD, and UNT programs.
Bio: I am currently the Associate Director of Product Security Architecture and Risk Evaluation at United Technologies Corp. (UTC). UTC makes commercial aircraft engines and all the electronics that go into these airplanes. UTC and Raytheon announced their intent to merge as soon as Q2 2020. I presented at the first 6 ISSA Cyber Security Conference. I have served on the ISSA boards in both Utah and Texas. I am an expert in product security, policy compliance, and vulnerability management. I have decades of experience in software development, product management, and product/application security. I am also an ISSA Senior Member.
Reason for Seeking Position: 2012 ISSA North Texas Vice Chapter President, 2013 ISSA North Texas Chapter President. As president, I started the college sub-chapter program because I believe in educating the next generation of security experts. With over 5,000 hours of tutoring STEM to North Texas high school and college students, I have a love for working with students. I want to involve as many college sub-chapters as possible to help meet the future demand for this profession.
Social Media Director (1)
Bio: Elena has been on the Board of NTX ISSA since 2018 ii the position of Social Media Director, she is also actively involved in the Women in Security group.
Reason for Seeking Position: This is the role I have now, but I can move to almost any other role (other than President) if needed
Women in Security Director (1)
Bio: 30 + years of experience. Currently a Partner and Chief Operating Officer for CyberGuard Compliance, LLP, a Cybersecurity Compliance Firm. Multi-national experience and worked in many industries including IT security and compliance, professional services, telecommunications, information technology and banking. BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and an MBA in Information Systems from the University of Dallas.
Reason for Seeking Position: I have a passion for mentoring and supporting women to seek and grow in the cybersecurity field. I have been leading this group since Feb 2018 and feel we are gaining momentum. I would like to continue the efforts and continue to introduce women to ISSA sand the cybersecurity field.