Board of Trustees
Since its inception in 2011, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, has grown to a network of thousands of volunteers with a global reach throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America. The Center has been impacting communities worldwide through its multiple programs to ensure that every person in every community has the opportunity to learn how to keep themselves safe while enjoying the benefits of being globally connected. The Center Trustees have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that the educational, research and scholarship programs are available throughout the 160 countries in which (ISC)² members maintain a presence. The Center is based in the U.S. as a 501(c)(3) charitable trust and its Trustees are entrusted to grow the global scope of the Center’s mission.
CHAIRPERSON: Hord Tipton (Interim)
Mr. Tipton has more than 30 years of business experience including over five years as chief information officer for the U.S. Department of the Interior and 13 years as an engineer for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation. Mr. Tipton has received numerous accolades and awards of recognition for his service and role as an industry leader. He was named to The Federal 100 – leaders who play pivotal roles in the government IT community, and the Security Executive Council named him one of the most influential people in security. In 2014, CareersInfoSecurity recognized Mr. Tipton in its first-ever ranking of the top 10 individuals who made a substantial impact on infosec careers. He received the Distinguished Rank Award for government service from the President of the United States. Mr. Tipton is a former (ISC)² Executive Director.
Daniel Diniz is currently responsible for Information Security Management for OPTUM International, an international healthcare technology subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, the largest healthcare group in the United States. OPTUM is now one of the biggest technology providers for the healthcare market providing solutions and improvements in population health management, care delivery and in the clinical and operating elements of the system. Daniel’s responsibilities include all aspects of Information Security Management, Information Risk Management and Incident Management disciplines. With 19 years of experience in IT and the last 16 years focused on Information Security and disciplines of internal control, Daniel has worked for Sao Paulo State Government’s tax agency and in some of the largest national and multinational companies in industries such as telecom, internet providers, IT professional services, travel, civil engineering and financial services. Daniel is CISSP certified since 2008 and also ITIL-F certified. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and an MBA in Information Security Management from University of Sao Paulo (USP). He has served on the (ISC)² Latin American Advisory Board (LAAB) since its creation in 2011 and as the Lead Volunteer in 2012 for Safe and Secure Online Program aiming to bring the initiative to Brazilian Schools. He also served at the (ISC)² Foundation Committee in 2012.
Julie is serving as the Head of Information Security Operationsat SunTrust where she is accountable for leading both theenterprise wide information security strategy and operations. Prior to joining SunTrust Julie led the Business Analyticsand Data Services organization at Nationwide Insurance andFinancial Services while also acting as the IT Delivery Executivefor the Information Protection program. Prior tojoining Nationwide, Julie served as Chief Security Officer withSymantec where she was building and integrating Symantec’sCyber & Physical security programs with Information RiskManagement. In addition to Julie’s strategic role withinSymantec, Julie played a critical role in Symantec’s new CustomerOne Program and served as the Executive sponsor for Symantec’sHealthcare Advisory Board. Julie has broad industryexperience within information risk and security, specializing inthe management of information security and business resiliencyprograms. Julie has held key information security, riskgovernance, and business resiliency assignments at The Ohio StateUniversity, Cardinal Health and Bank One/JP Morgan Chase.
Julie was one of the Central Region finalists for theInformation Security Executive of the Decade and was the CentralRegion Information Security Executive of 2010, which are awardssponsored by Tech Exec Networks (T.E.N.). Currently, Julieis serving as the Anita Borg Institute sponsor at Nationwide, aTrustee with the ISC2 foundation and a Board Member with Drug FreeAction Alliance. While at Symantec, Julie served as theco-chair for their Women’s Network and executive sponsor for STEMand the Anita Borg Institute. Julie also has obtainedCertified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified BusinessContinuity Planner (CBCP), and Certified Governance Enterprise IT(CGEIT) certifications, participated in Dell’s Software AdvisoryBoard and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration fromMiami University.
Allison Miller has more than 15 years of experience across the business and technology aspects of information security, with technical expertise in platform security, risk management, and fraud prevention. She currently works in product management at Google, mitigating risks to the Google Ads platform. Previously, Miller was the Chief Operations Officer/Head of Business Operations for Electronic Arts’ digital platform including payment operations and the risk/anti-fraud teams. Prior to that, Ms. Miller was Chief Security Officer and Head of Risk Management for the social network Tagged.com; led PayPal’s Account Risk & Security team; and was Director of Product/Technology Risk at Visa International. Ms. Miller is a proven innovator and thought-leader in the security industry, and regularly presents research on risk analytics, cybersecurity, and economics to both industry and government audiences. She is known for her expertise in designing, implementing, and optimizing performance on real-time risk prevention and detection systems running at internet-scale. She has presented internationally at events including the ITWeb Security Summit, Black Hat Briefings, SOURCE Conferences, Nordic Security Conference, BruCon, USENIX/Metricon, SIRAcon, BayThreat and RSA. Ms. Miller is currently President of the Society of Information Risk Analysts (SIRA).
Roela Santos is the Vice President of Communications for Engility Corporation, a leading provider of integrated solutions and services for the U.S. government in the defense, federal civilian, intelligence and space markets. She is responsible for the company’s strategy and execution of marketing communications, advertising, employee engagement, executive communications, government relations, digital and social media, community relations, and tradeshows/events initiatives. Santos brings over 22 years of experience in integrated communications and marketing strategies. Previously, Santos worked at Raytheon for 11 years and, more recently, served as the global Communications Director for Raytheon’s Cybersecurity and Special Missions organization. She also served as integrated marketing and organizational communications lead within the Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business, and the communications lead for the Mission Operations and Solutions product line. Prior to joining Raytheon, she held various marketing and communications roles at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and in the financial services and publishing industries. Santos has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, an M.B.A. from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and a master’s in corporate communications and public relations from Georgetown University. Santos’s work has been recognized with industry awards including a Communicator Award and a Silver Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators. She has lectured in Georgetown University’s graduate program on developing effective communications plans.
As a seasoned technology marketer, with strategic roles on both client and agency side, Fiona founded the admired technology agency April Six 15 years ago. As CEO of the agency Fiona has led the organization through global expansion and extension into PR. She now divides her time across the multiple offices in London, San Francisco and Singapore. April Six is a member of The Mission Marketing Group PLC and Fiona is an active member of their Board making her one of the growing number of female PLC Board Directors in the UK. As an experienced creative and commercial innovator she is embedded in the strategic engagement with the agency’s global client base often speaking and publishing around key strategic marketing trends in the global B2B technology sector. Her passion for the sector and desire to innovate make her a valuable contributor to any marketing debate. Having built the business to in excess of $15 million and almost 100 staff worldwide her desire to embed CSR values into the agency’s makes her role as EMEA trustee for (ISC)² an excellent opportunity to add value back in the technology sector she loves.
Mr. Thompson is an IT Risk and Information Security executive with extensive industry experience in industries ranging from Telecommunications to the Financial Services Industry. He has held various senior level Information Security management positions including Head of Global IS Security and CISO for Manulife Financial Corporation (Toronto, Canada – 2000-2003), VP Enterprise Security & Deputy CISO, Scotiabank (2008 – 2015), and VP Operational Governance, Scotiabank (2015-present). As the Vice President of Operational Governance at Scotiabank Mr. Thompson oversees the growing IT Risk Management program which covers some 36 functional areas of IT service delivery, support, information/cyber security, strategic management, software development and governance. Previous to his current role, Mr. Thompson spent 7 years as the Vice President of Enterprise Security at Scotiabank, leading the Bank’s cyber security practice. He led a large multi-disciplinary team responsible for a broad range of services including; Cyber Security, Endpoint and Gateway Security, Security Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Vulnerability Management, Network & Forensics, Customer Authentication, and Business Continuity Management. Mr. Thompson is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business, Executive Leadership Program. (University of Western Ontario). In addition, Mr. Thompson spent three years serving on the Board of Directors for (ISC)², [pronounced “ISC Squared”] a leading global not-for-profit organization which provides education and certification for Information Security professionals. Greg was an officer of the board, serving as Treasurer and was the co-chair of the Foundation committee where he worked with the organization to develop and implement strategies which strive to empower members, and the communities where we live through information security research, education and awareness.