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Our Advisory Council is unmatched in the industry, and includes leading cybersecurity practitioners, seasoned operators, and key decision-makers across private and public sectors. They provide our entrepreneurs with the right expertise and connections to succeed.

Aaron Hughes

CISO, Albertsons Companies; Former VP, Information Security and Deputy CISO, Capital One

Adam Ely

CISO, Fidelity Investments; Former CISO eCommerce & Deputy CISO, Walmart

Andreas Wuchner

Founder, Wuchner Securities GmbH; Former Group Head IT & Risk Governance, Credit Suisse

Andres Andreu

Deputy CISO, Hearst; Former CISO, 2U and CTO, Bayshore Networks

Anthony Belfiore

CSO, Wiz; Former CSO, Aon

Anthony Dagostino

Global Chief Underwriter, AXA XL; Former CEO and Co-Founder, Converge

Barmak Meftah

Co-Founder & GP, Ballistic Ventures; Former President, AT&T Cybersecurity

Brett May

CFO, Progenco; Former VP, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co

Brian Barrios

CISO, Cybersecurity & IT Compliance, SCE; Former Exec Dir Threat & Intel, Southern Company

Brian Robins

CFO, GitLab; Former CFO, Sisense

Carlos Amesquita

Founder & President, CEA-Advisory; Former CIO, The Hershey Company

Carolyn Crandall

Chief Security Advocate & CMO, Cymulate; Former Chief Security Advocate & CMO, Attivo Networks – a SentinelOne Company

Chad Kinzelberg

Former SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks

Charlie "Tuna" Moore

Distinguishing Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University; Former Deputy Commander, US Cyber Command

Craig Abod

CEO, Carahsoft

Cyndi Gula

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Gula Tech Adventures; Former VP of Operations, Tenable

Derek Weeks

Former CMO, Linux Foundation and VP Marketing, Sonatype

Diego Souza

Global CISO, Cummins; Former MD Global Cyber Security Leader, United Airlines

Eddie Borrero

VP & CISO, Blue Shield of California

Edward Amoroso

CEO, TAG Cyber; Former Senior VP and CSO, AT&T

Elena Kvochko

Chief Trust Officer, SAP; Former Global Information Security Executive, Bank of America

Enrique Oti

CTO, Second Front Systems; Co-Founder, DIUx and USAF Kessel Run Program

Erin Joe

Senior Vice President, Mandiant; Former SES – Office of Private Sector, FBI

Evan Wolff

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP; Former Lead Policy Analyst, MITRE

Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director, Synapse Partners; Former Managing Director, Trident Capital

Freddy Jose Mangum

Fractional CMO, former GTM advisor to BehavioSec (acq. by LexisNexis Risk Solutions/RELX) and Mojo executive

Gary McAlum

Global CISO, AIG; Former Advisor, TAG Cyber and SVP & Chief Security Officer, USAA

General Keith Alexander (Ret.)

Co-CEO, IronNet; Former Director, NSA & Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

General Peter Pace (Ret.)

Former Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

Geoff Beattie

CEO, Generation Capital

Greg Clark

Managing Partner, Crosspoint Capital; Former CEO, Symantec

Greg Oslan

CEO, Arturo and Managing Partner, OSG Consulting; Former Strategic Advisor, U.S. DHS & DoD

Hemma Prafullchandra

CTO of M365 Security, Compliance, & Management, Microsoft; Former CTO, HyTrust

J. Bruce Bugg, Jr.

Chairman, Texas Department of Transportation; CEO, Southwest Bancshares Inc.

James Mobley

Former SVP & GM of Network Services Business Unit, Cisco; Former CEO, Neohapsis

James Shira

Global & U.S. Chief Information Technology Officer, PwC; Former Group CISO, Zurich Insurance Group

Javier Monzón

Former CEO, Indra Sistemas

Jayson Noland

CFO, Hackerone; Former VP of Strategic Finance, Treasury, and Investor Relations

Jerry Kowalski

Global CISO, Jefferies; Former America’s CISO, Jefferies

Jim Pflaging

Managing Partner, Cynergy Partners; Former Strategy Practice & Technology Sector Leader, The Chertoff Group

Joe Levy

President of Technology, Sophos; Former CTO, Blue Coast Systems

John De Santis

Former CEO, HyTrust; Former CEO, TriCipher

Dr. John Zangardi

CEO, Redhorse Corporation; Former CIO, U.S. DHS

Julie Albright

Chief Marketing Officer, runZero; Former Chief Marketing Officer, Bishop Fox

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

President of Services and COO, Cyderes; Former SVP & GM of Cyber Protection & Identity, Optiv

Julio Casal

CTO, Constella Intelligence; Former CTO, AlienVault

Justin Somaini

CSO, Unity Technologies; Former CSO, SAP

Ken Goldman

Former CFO, Yahoo; Former CFO, Fortinet

Ken Xie

CEO, Fortinet; Former CEO, NetScreen Technologies

Kevin Mandia

CEO, Mandiant; Former CEO, FireEye;

Kirstjen Nielsen

President, Lighthouse Strategies; Former Secretary of Homeland Security

Kristi Rogers

Managing Partner, Principal to Principal; Former CEO, Aspen Healthcare

Kristine Briggs

CEO & Founder, OIC Advisors Inc; Former VP, Strategy & Operations, Cisco

Marene Allison

Former CISO, Johnson & Johnson

Mark Greisiger

President, NetDiligence®; Formerly of CIGNA

Martin Fredrickson

Principal Partner, Reisende Partners; Former VP Global Identity Sales & Ops, Sun Microsystems

Michael Hyatt

Principal, Hyatt Family Office; Former CEO, BlueCat

Miguel Sánchez SV

Chief Security and Intelligence Officer, Telefonica; Former Senior Intelligence Officer, CNI Spain

Mike Rogers

Chairman of the Board, MITRE; Former Chairman, U.S. House Intelligence Committee

Myrna Soto

Founder and CEO, Apogee Executive Advisors; Former Global CISO, Comcast

Nadav Zafrir

Managing Partner, Team8; Former Commander, Unit 8200

Neil Costigan

Chief Architect – Behavioral Biometrics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions; former CEO, BehavioSec (acq. by LexisNexis Risk Solutions/RELX)

Nick Shevelyov

CSO, Silicon Valley Bank; Former Manager, Deloitte

Pat Opet

Global CISO, JPMorgan Chase; Former Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Patrick Finn

President & GM, Blue Prism; Former SVP of Public Sector, Cisco

Pedro Galatas

Former Chief Strategy Officer, Westcon; Former CEO, Afina

Peter Dixon

CEO, Second Front Systems; Former Major, US Marine Corps

Richard Hyatt

CEO, Candr; Former CTO, BlueCat

Richard Puckett

CISO, Boeing; Former CISO, SAP

Rita Selvaggi

CEO, ActivTrak; Former CMO, AlienVault

Rod Beckstrom

Former CEO, ICANN; Former Director of National Cybersecurity Center, U.S. DHS

Roger Thornton

GP, Ballistic Ventures; Former VP of Product & Technology, AT&T Cybersecurity

Ron Gula

President & Co-Founder, Gula Tech Ventures; Former co-founder & CEO, Tenable

Sandra Bergeron

Board Member, F5 Networks, Sumo Logic, and Qualys; Former Director, ArcSight

Santiago Moral

Director, DCNC Sciences; Former CISO, BBVA

Sathvik Krishnamurthy

Managing Partner, Security Leadership Capital; Former CEO, Voltage

Sean Cunningham

Former Managing Director, Forgepoint Capital; Former Director of Venture Investments, Intel Capital

Sekhar Sarukkai

Serial Entrepreneur; Former Co-founder & CTO; Skyhigh Networks (acq McAfee), Securent & Confluent Software

Shaun Khalfan

CISO, Discover Financial Services; Former VP, CISO, Freddie Mac

Sounil Yu

CISO and Head of Research at JupiterOne; Former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America

Stan Meresman

Board Member, Cloudflare, DoorDash, Guardent Health, Medallia, and Snap; Former COO, TCV

Steven Petrevski

CEO, Global Holdings; Former SVP & GM, Aon

Teresa Shea

Former VP of CODEX at Raytheon, EVP of Technology at In-Q-Tel, and Director of Signals Intelligence, NSA

Thomas Feddo

Former Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Tim Booher

VP, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Initiatives, Boeing; Former VP, Combat Systems, Lockheed Martin

Tim Eades

Co-Founder and CEO, anetac; Former CEO, vArmour

Tim Kosiba

President and CEO, Mountain Crest Consulting and Advisor, Touchstone Futures; Former CEO, [redacted]

Tim Mcknight

EVP & CSO, SAP; Former EVP & CISO, Thomson Reuters

Tushar Kothari

Founder and Former CEO, Attivo Networks – a SentinelOne Company

Vice Admiral Mike Mcconnell (Ret.)

Former Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton; Former Director, NSA

Vishal Amin

GM, Security Solutions, Microsoft Federal

Wael Mohamed

CEO, Forescout; Former President, Trend Micro

Yonesy Núñez

CISO, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC); Former CISO, Jack and Henry Associates