SINETNew York 2022


2022 Speakers

Heather Adkins
VP, Security Engineering

Jerry Archer
SVP/Chief Security Officer
Sallie Mae Bank

Sonia Arista
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer
Signify Health


Sonia Arista serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Signify Health, bringing over 20 years in IT program management and consulting in the areas of governance, risk and compliance, with the last 15 years focused on enterprise data protection.

Prior to joining Signify Health, Sonia was the Healthcare CISO for Fortinet and prior CISO at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children, and has also been contracted as an interim CISO for several healthcare advanced-technology entities like Wellforce, Nuance Communications and Verscend Technologies. Her experience in information security leadership
includes board-level advisement, incident response, and rapid program alignment to support mergers and acquisitions.

Originally from Houston, Sonia graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration, and more recently completed her Masters in Science in Cybersecurity at Brown University. She contributes time as a professional mentor to young professionals seeking a career in security, and guest lectures for organizations
promoting women in STEM and minority advancement.

Alex Attumalil
Chief Information Security Officer
Under Armour

Avishai Avivi
Chief Information Security Officer

Arvin Bansal
Senior Director,
Cloud Security & Data Protection
Amerisource Bergen

Sachin Bansal
Chief Business Officer

Dino Boukouris
Founding & Managing Director
Momentum Cyber

Ann Barron-Dicamillo
Managing Director,
Global Head of Cyber Operations

Charles Blauner
Partner & CISO in Residence, Team8
President, Cyber Aegis

Beth-Anne Bygum
SVP, Chief Security and Compliance Officer

Tom Chowanski
Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Cleary
Principal Cyber Advisor
U.S. Navy

Matt Comyns
Co-Founder, President
Artico Search

A pioneer in the development of the cybersecurity recruiting industry, Matt co-founded Artico Search with Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor to lead the team helping companies protect against cyberwarfare. He built the original cybersecurity search practices at two global firms — Russell Reynolds and Caldwell Partners — nailing more than 300 executive-level searches in a hyper-competitive market by serving as a trusted advisor for Chief Information Security Officers. Matt developed his vast network as founding CEO and sales executive at tech and media companies in New York, San Francisco and Beijing. He graduated from Bucknell University and lives with his wife and two sons in Stamford, Connecticut, where he enjoys fishing and the occasional alumni lacrosse game.

David Cross
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Emery Csulak
Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Nathaniel Davis
VP, Corporate & Defense Security
Rolls Royce

Tim Dawson
Group CISO

Ed Devinney
Corporate Director Cyber Programs
Northrop Grumman

Sean Dobson
Chief Information Security Officer & CTO


Sean Dobson is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Wafra responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the firm.

Previously, Mr. Dobson was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC), where he designed, built and managed the technology stack for digital asset custodian startup which was eventually sold. Prior to that Mr. Dobson was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Blue Ridge Capital where he created and managed the security program. He has held other senior infrastructure and security roles in the financial industry.

Mr. Dobson earned a BS in Management of Information Systems (MIS) from Michigan State University and an MS from Stevens Institute of Technology. He holds both the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications.

Taher Elgamal
Chief Technology Officer, Security

Will Farrell
Head of Global Cyber and Data Defense

Guy Filippelli
Managing Partner
Squadra Ventures

Patrick Ford
Chief Information Security Officer, Americas
Schneider Electric

Eva Frankenberger
Chief Information Security Officer
(Germany, Switzerland, APAC)

Candice Frost
JIOC Commander
US Cyber Command

Sajan Gautam
Chief Information Security Officer
Arvest Bank

Eric Goldstein
Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity

Rob Gurzeev
CEO & Co-Founder

Jane Harper
Associate Vice President, Info Security
Eli Lilly and Company

Brian Harrell
Vice President and Chief Security Officer

Brian currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at AVANGRID, an energy company with assets and operations in 24 states. He is responsible for the company’s cybersecurity, privacy, physical security, threat management, and fire protection departments.

In 2018, Brian was appointed by the President of the United States to serve as the sixth Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was also the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.

Brian is a Board Member and Strategic Advisor to many great companies.

Curley Henry
VP & Deputy CISO
Southern Company

Christine Herman
Chief Technology & Security Officer
Finance of America

Lisa Humbert
Managing Director,
Operational Risk Management Officer
Bank of Tokyo/Mitsubishi Union Financial Group


Khalil Jackson
Chief Information Security Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Sashi Jeyaretnam
Senior Director
Product Management – Security Solutions
Spirent Communications

Henry Jiang
Chief Information Security Officer
Diligent Corporation

Henry is the chief information security officer (CISO) at Diligent Corporation, the leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, with more than $500 million in revenue and a $7 billion company valuation.

In his role, Henry is responsible for all aspects of firm’s cybersecurity program including governance, risk-management, security operations and product security. He previously served as CISO at Oppenheimer & Co., and the Head of Cyber Risk at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (USA).

Henry has served on the customer advisory boards for numerous technology and cybersecurity companies and is an active contributor to cybersecurity community via his blog posts, book chapters and podcasts. He holds a CISSP certification.

Bill Jones
Director of Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering
Trane Technologies

  • As an award-winning technology leader, I offer a wealth of experience in risk-based cybersecurity execution, strategic security and information technology planning and execution, security capabilities launch and implementation, process and governance supporting compliance frameworks, and full lifecycle project management.
  • I lead teams by setting visions and strategies and achieve success based on empowered collaboration, risk-based business alignment, and a commitment to excellence. I possess an innate ability and understanding of how the business and security interact to support business operations.
  • Not only am I an expert at translating information and potential impacts to senior leaders, but I am skilled at advising leaders on risk issues related to information security and recommending clear paths forward that support the business and security.
  • I excel at managing project timelines, deliverables, and information requests for all functions. By bringing stakeholders together, we can develop and review enterprise security and risk strategies.

Sudhanshu Kairab
VP Governance, Risk, & Compliance
Comcast Cybersecurity

Rob Knake
Deputy National Cyber Director
for Strategy and Budget
White House

Kate Kuehn
Managing Director, SVP of Cyber Trust

Vivek Kumar
Deputy CISO
Cboe (Chicago Board Options Exchange)

Ron Layton
VP, Converged Security Operations
Sallie Mae Bank

Ariel Litvin
Chief Information Security Officer
First Quality Enterprises

Vikas Mahajan
Chief Information Security Officer
American Red Cross

Tomás Maldonado
Chief Information Security Officer

Tomás Maldonado is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the National Football League (NFL). He is globally responsible for leading the information security program for the League and its entities. Maldonado has over 23 years of experience in this area, having led global information security teams and programs at several large international organizations.

Prior to Joining the NFL, Maldonado was the CISO at International Flavors & Fragrances where he was globally responsible for establishing and leading the Cybersecurity & Technology Risk Management program. Maldonado was an executive director and CISO for the corporate sector of JPMorgan Chase, where he established and shaped the future direction of the security program and focus for the line of business. He was also a VP of technology risk management at Goldman Sachs where he worked on several key initiatives namely creating and leading the data loss protection program. He had additional opportunities at Schroders where he was the network security officer, Ernst & Young and Bloomberg LP. Maldonado holds several industry recognizable certifications: he is a CISSP, a CISM, a CDPSE, and a CRISC, while holding a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Fordham University.

Kevin McCarty
Managing Director, Information Protection

Kevin is a global information security executive, currently with Cigna as the Managing Director of Cyber Assurance. Prior to Cigna, Kevin was the VP of Cyber GRC at Marriott International. He as extensive leadership experience with information technology service providers such as Sungard, AT&T, and Verizon. He has lead organizations responsible for cyber security, business continuity, business operations, and has managed operations across multiple geographically regions. Kevin has guided security risk management teams in developing qualitative and quantitative cyber risk methodologies to improve executive decision making related to M&A, third-party providers, technology investment, and partnership activities.

Matthew McCormack
Chief Information Security Officer
BNY Mellon

Tod Mitchinson
VP & Chief Information Security Officer
New York Life

Michael Montoya
SVP & Chief Information Security Officer

Oliver Newbury
Global CISO

As the Global CISO for Barclays I am responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, program and operations to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected across Barclays Group, additionally as the deputy CSO I support continuous development of an integrated approach to effectively manage a wide range of risks facing the bank.

My vision is to ensure Barclays has a truly world class cyber security capability, operating as part of a holistic approach to securing the bank.

Yonesy Nuñez
Chief Information Security Officer
Jack Henry & Associates

Jared Nussbaum
Managing Director
Chief Information Security Officer
Ares Management

Brendan O’Connor
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Palmer
Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Palmer is the chief information security officer for Hearst, a leading diversified media, information and services company with over $10 billion in annual revenue. Hearst’s portfolio of more than 360 companies spans cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global financial services leader Fitch Group; and Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses. Palmer leads enterprise-wide vision, strategy and architecture of information security and technology risk management. Palmer brings his expertise to evangelize IT security across Hearst’s portfolio, integrating IT security as a critical component of business operations.

Formerly, Palmer served as a key member of the NFL’s executive team, responsible for governing the league’s cybersecurity strategy, policies and programs while protecting its brand, intellectual property and assets. As the first chief information security officer in the NFL, Palmer’s inaugural role was the result of his ingenious work ethic, dedicated problem solving and ability to pitch the business case for having an information security office. Palmer recognized a need in the organization and created the CISO office from the ground level in 2012.

Palmer’s background includes 20+ years of broad cybersecurity and enterprise risk management experience, including deep specialization in corporate technology infrastructure, identifying threats and pinpointing vulnerabilities. Palmer works to expose inherent business risks and is adept at spearheading strategies on how to best address them. As a proven trailblazer, change agent and subject matter expert in information security, Palmer works closely with his colleagues, providing guidance on security and risk issues.

An industry thought leader, Palmer serves on the Grambling State University Technology Advisory Board and Rochester Institute of Technology Computer Security Advisory Board. In his work at the colleges, he helps to shape the educational programs that train the next generation of cyber defenders. Some of Palmer’s awards include the CISO Executive Summit Breakaway Leadership Award (2018), Global Leadership Forum (GLF) Superstar (2018) and Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) Member of the Year (2017).

Palmer also co-chairs the governing body of the New York CISO Executive Summit (Evanta), an organization that fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing across the New York CISO community. He is a member of the programming committee for RSA 2019 CISO Boot Camp and CISO Insight track, creating educational content for the world’s largest cybersecurity conference.

Passionate about diversity and inclusion in the technology space, Palmer serves on the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Strategic Advisory Board to help bridge the great cyber divide, working to attract more women and minorities into the information security industry. Previously, Palmer also served as a committee chair of the NFL’s Diversity Council, a governing body that works to provide increased opportunities and exposure to women and diverse professionals within the NFL.

Palmer earned a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secret Clearance and holds several industry certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library V3 (ITIL V3).

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in computer information systems from Baruch College. He is also part of the Department of Homeland Security Commercial Facilities Workgroup Governing Board of Directors and Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF).

Matthew Plummer
Chief Technology Officer


Matthew Plummer is the Public Sector CTO of Gigamon, a technology company that serves 4,000+ of the world’s most demanding enterprises, data centers and service providers. Our deep observability pipeline harnesses actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of observability tools used in managing hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures.

At Gigamon, Matthew brings his passion for cybersecurity while providing guidance gleaned from various disciplines. Early on, he worked with the Federal government and its technology regulators, defense contractors who work to support the Federal enterprise, and national cyber defense operators. He continued to work adjacent to those areas as he moved into commercial, academia and financial domains. He has expertise in shaping technology strategy and in guiding implementation, management, and growth in technical environments, especially in leading highly skilled teams in designing and producing customer aligned and failsafe cybersecurity technology solutions and then translating them for the customer.

Matthew holds a BA, MS in Information Management and Technology Management from George Mason University, a Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council Certification from Carnegie Mellon University, and many business and technology certifications.

Kate Prouty
Chief Information Officer
Akamai Technologies

Kate Prouty is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Akamai. As CIO, she oversees Akamai’s Information Technology organization, responsible for business transformation including global strategy, development, and operation of the applications and IT infrastructure that enable agile and efficient user experiences for Akamai’s customers, employees, and partners. She is based at the company’s global headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Prouty joined Akamai in 1999 and has led a long and distinguished career at the company, leading the transformation of Akamai’s business processes with an emphasis on flexibility, agility, and user experience. She has been instrumental in developing systems that have been foundational to the company’s growth and scale, including the implementation of Akamai’s enterprise resource planning systems, the network statistics system that is used across the company to better understand how our customers are using our deployed network, and our network supply chain to ensure the smooth operation of the business and best serve Akamai’s customers. Prior to becoming CIO, she collaborated closely with leaders across the company in HR, Finance, Platform Engineering, Product Development, Services, and Sales. She brings to the role an adept understanding of the criticality of security, risk, and compliance across the industry and Akamai’s business.

Prior to joining Akamai, she held a variety of technology positions including in network administration, system administration, database administration, and software implementation at Fleet Financial and Digitas.

Prouty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Keene State College and is a graduate of the Greater Boston Executive Program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She co-chairs the Executive Women’s Network at Akamai and is a member of the board of directors of the nonprofit organization Delta Projects, which supports and empowers people with intellectual challenges.

Thomas Quinn
VP and Chief Information Security Officer
T. Rowe Price


Tom Quinn is head of Enterprise Security for T. Rowe Price and serves as the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for Cyber and Information Security strategy and execution. Before joining T. Rowe Price, he was Managing Director and Technology Controls Officer for JPMC Consumer and Community Banking. Previously, Tom was Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer for BNY Mellon and Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for State Street Corporation. He has held key cyber security and technology positions at Goldman Sachs and Prudential. Tom earned a B.A. in Political Science from Old Dominion University and a M.S. in Information Technology Management from Naval Postgraduate School. Tom has over 25 years of technology and cyber security experience in Financial Services, has served as a US Navy Officer during combat operations, is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and an Advisory Board member for various cyber education and cyber technology initiatives

Lauren Dana Rosenblatt
VP, Chief Information Security Officer


Lauren Dana Rosenblatt is the VP, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for IFF. She defines the strategy, design, and implementation of all technology, automation, and data initiatives for IFF Information Security. She serves on the Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) Board (Secretary), Evanta (Gartner) Fortune 1000 CISO Community Governing Body, Security Innovation Network (SINET) Innovation Award Judge, and National Retail Federation (NRF) IT Security Council Executive Committee (Board). Over her 20+ year career, Lauren was Executive Director, Interim/Deputy CISO for The Estée Lauder Companies, Global Head of Insider Threat and Vendor Risk Management at The Blackstone Group, and Vice President in Technology Risk at Goldman Sachs. Lauren advised cybersecurity startups and guided 70+ CISOs of Blackstone Portfolio Companies. She also spent about 10 years leading multi-million-dollar international operations and technology developments for the Department of Defense. Lauren mentors graduate students, and has been active in the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), Global Resilience Federation (GRF), Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), Cyber Security Workforce Alliance (CWA), and FBI Infragard. She has an MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, in Finance, Strategic Management, and Operational Efficiency, an MSE in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and a BS in Computer Science and Applied Math, with an Entrepreneurship minor, from JHU. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Robert Silvers
Under Secretary for Policy
Department of Homeland Security
Chair of the Cyber Safety Review Board


Robert Silvers, DHS Under Secretary for Policy: Robert Silvers was confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans on August 5, 2021. He is responsible for driving policy and implementation plans across all of DHS’s missions, including counterterrorism; cybersecurity, infrastructure security, and resilience; border security and immigration; international affairs; and trade and economic security.

Mr. Silvers previously served in the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama-Biden Administration as Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy. In that role he oversaw private sector engagement, federal government incident response, and diplomatic outreach pertaining to cybersecurity and emerging technology. Mr. Silvers also previously served as DHS’s Deputy Chief of Staff, managing execution of policy and operational priorities across the entire Department.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Silvers was a partner at the law firm Paul Hastings LLP, where his practice focused on cybersecurity and data privacy, government security review of foreign investments, and investigations and litigation at the intersection of law and national security. After graduating law school, he clerked for Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Silvers holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught as an adjunct professor in the M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy Program co-offered by the NYU Law School and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. A New York City native, Mr. Silvers lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their two children.

George Smirnoff
Managing Director
Group Head of Operational Risk


George Smirnoff is Managing Director, Group Head of Operational Risk at Barclays. As Barlcays senior-most operational risk executive globally, George is delivering the future of operational risk management that is forward-looking and manages the complex interconnected risks across business, technology, functions, and legal entities.

George has been CISO at Comerica and Synchrony, a global executive in security and data at Morgan Stanley and EY, and served in multiple board/advisory roles with The Clearing House, Financials Services Sector Coordinating Council, and the Department of Homeland Security. Notably, he contributed significantly to the development of the Financial Services Cybersecurity Profile and is a recognized thought leader in cyber frameworks, regulatory harmonization, and privacy. George has extensive Board and Regulatory experience and holds a JD, MBA, and CISSP.

Steve Sparkes
Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill
Director, CERT Division Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University


Gregory J. Touhill is director of the world-renowned CERT Division of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, where he leads a diverse group of researchers, software engineers, security analysts, and digital intelligence specialists working together to research security vulnerabilities in software products, contribute to long-term changes in networked systems, and develop cutting-edge information and training to improve the practice of cybersecurity. Touhill was appointed by former President Barack Obama to be the first chief information security officer (CISO) of the United States government. Previously, he served in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, he was president of Appgate Federal, a provider of cybersecurity products and services to civilian government and defense agencies.

Touhill is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was an operational commander at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He served as a senior leader of military cybersecurity and information technology programs, culminating as the chief
information officer of the United States Transportation Command, one of the nation’s 10 combatant commands. A combat veteran, he is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star medal and the Air Force Science and Engineering
Award. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of brigadier general. Touhill received his bachelor’s degree in political science (minor in engineering) from the Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Air War College, and a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School. He maintains both the CISSP and CISM certifications. He is an adjunct faculty member of the CMU Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and the Deakin University (Australia) Centre for Cybersecurity Research and Innovation. A member of many organizational boards and committees and recipient of many awards, Touhill was recognized by Security Magazine as one of its Most Influential People in Security and by Federal Computer Week in the Federal 100. He is the co-author of the books Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide and Commercialization of Innovative Technologies.

Carla van Sintfiet
Senior Director, Head of Risk Management
Mizuho Bank Europe N.V.

Mark Wassersug
Chief Information Officer
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Ariel Saldin Weintraub
Chief Information Security Officer

Brendan Welter
Chief Information Security Officer &
Chief Data Officer
Rockefeller Capital Management

Brendan Welter is the Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Data Officer for Rockefeller Capital Management. Brendan has 20 years of leadership experience focused on building innovative cybersecurity, technology, and risk programs within diverse global businesses, including commercial, private and investment banking.

Before joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Brendan served as Chief Security and Technology Officer at Sterling National Bank, where he was responsible for cybersecurity strategy, resiliency, governance, and enterprise-wide technology services at the bank. Prior to Sterling, Brendan spent seven years with Credit Suisse where he held a number of firm-wide roles leading cyber security, technology risk management and product management. Earlier in his career, Brendan held senior roles with Oliver Wyman Group and NERA Economic Consulting.

Brendan received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and his master’s degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Brendan was a Military-Business Fellow with the Madison Policy Forum focusing on national cybersecurity policy.

Dustin Wilcox
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Elevance Health

Troy Wilkinson
Chief Information Security Officer

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