About Us

Board Members

Executive Committee
Board President           Jacqueline Beauchere
Jacqueline Beauchere
Chief Online Safety Officer 
Microsoft 

 

 
Secretary Andrew Lee Andrew Lee
Chief Executive Officer
ESET North America 
 
At Large  Chris Boyer Chris Boyer
Assistant Vice President, Public Policy
AT&T Services, Inc.

 



Directors
William O'Connell William O'Connell
Vice President, Global Trust Assurance
ADP 

Ed Hearst
Ed Hearst
Vice President, U.S. Government Business Development
BlackBerry 
Anthony Grieco Anthony Grieco
Senior Director, Security and Trust Organization
Cisco 
Jim Janco  Jim Janco
Senior Director for Operational Compliance
Comcast Corporation
Adam Kovacevich

Adam Kovacevich
Director, Public Policy
Google 

David Hoffman David Hoffman
Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer
Intel  
Bill Rosenthal Bill Rosenthal
Chief Executive Officer
Logical Operations
Andy Steingruebl  Andy Steingruebl
Director of Product and Ecosystem Security
PayPal 
Matt Little Matt Little
Vice President of Product Development
PKWARE
Jeff Jacoby    Jeff Jacoby
Program Engineering Director, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, 
Intelligence, Information and Systems
Raytheon Company 
Janet Levesque Janet  Levesque
Chief Information Security Officer
RSA, the Security Division of EMC
Cheri McGuire Cheri McGuire
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
Symantec Corporation

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner 
Director, SANS Securing The Human 
SANS Institute 
   

William O'Connell
Vice President, Global Trust Assurance
ADP

Bill O’Connell serves as vice president of global trust assurance for ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. Mr. O'Connell leads a global team responsible for all client security assurance, vendor assurance and security communications, training and awareness.   

Prior to joining ADP, Bill led his own consulting practice and also worked for Deloitte, building and executing on strategic information security roadmaps for chief information security officers and chief information officers of global Fortune 500 firms. Additionally, Bill previously held several leadership roles across information technology domains. Bill has co-led a number of initiatives that received industry recognition and are considered best practice solutions. Two examples of the recognized work include a trusted platform security infrastructure initiative and the architecture of a client security portal. Both initiatives were recognized in industry as IDG© and ISE© Projects of the Year.

Bill holds B.S. and MBA degrees, both from the University of Maryland, holds numerous security and technology certifications, including CISA, CISSP, ITIL and PMP, and is an Ironman triathlete.   


Chris Boyer
Assistant Vice President, Public Policy
AT&T Services Inc.

Mr. Boyer’s responsibilities include the development and coordination of AT&T’s strategic policy initiatives at the federal and state levels impacting emerging services and technology, including a recent focus on cybersecurity. 

Previously Mr. Boyer was AT&T's dedicated public policy resource embedded with functional business units responsible for coordinating the company's nationwide efforts to expand fiber optics into neighborhoods to deliver Internet Protocol (IP)-based television, faster high-speed Internet access and voice services under the AT&T U-verseSM brand. In this role Mr. Boyer represented AT&T before numerous external audiences and policymakers as a subject matter expert on AT&T's U-verse initiative. Mr. Boyer joined AT&T in 1993 and has extensive experience working on AT&T's broadband, VoIP and IPTV initiatives. More about Mr. Boyer.


Ed Hearst
Vice President, U.S. Government Business Development
BlackBerry 

Ed Hearst has a distinguished career in government, law and global business. He is known as an expert on technology,telecommunications and international trade policy. Mr. Hearst joined BlackBerry in 2013 as vice president, government affairs, and now serves as vice president, U.S. government business development. Prior to working at BlackBerry, he led global government affairs at Sybase for 10 years, both when it was an independent company and following its acquisition by SAP. 

Mr. Hearst's extensive government experience includes the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government as well as an independent regulatory agency. In particular, Mr. Hearst served as senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, where his fields of responsibility included telecommunications, technology and international trade policy. Mr. Hearst also served as a senior attorney at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he drafted telecommunications regulations. Mr. Hearst was also appointed to an executive branch position as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Hearst's private sector experience prior to joining Sybase was as vice president, worldwide business development and global trading web at Commerce One, a business-to-business e-commerce software company. He also practiced corporate, trade and regulatory law at Jones Day. 

Mr. Hearst is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his B.A. and J.D. 


Anthony Grieco
Senior Director, Security and Trust Organization
Cisco

Anthony Grieco leads Cisco's Trust Strategy Office and is responsible for Cisco’s strategy to ensure security and trust are at the core of how Cisco’s customers address their cybersecurity needs. Three strategic pillars of trustworthiness, transparency and accountability form the foundation of Cisco’s strategy and enable focus on trustworthy architectures, national level cybersecurity engagements and raising awareness to the importance of a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

Mr. Grieco joined Cisco in January 1999, and he has held a variety of leadership roles in both development engineering and product management. He is on the board of the National Cyber Security Alliance and is a trusted security advisor to industry and Cisco customers around the globe. 

Mr. Grieco holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.


Jim Janco
Senior Director for Operational Compliance
Comcast Corporation

Jim Janco has nearly twenty years of telecom related experience. He joined Comcast in July, 2003 after spending seven years in communications and media consulting with Accenture. As senior director for operational compliance, Jim is responsible for policy compliance for Comcast data and video products, which entails ensuring operational excellence, completeness and rigor in various delivery frameworks. In this role, Jim conducts user research and defines various policies for several programs, including Usage Based Billing, Comcast/ NBCU Content Protection and Comcast’s Digital Literacy/Parental Control initiatives. Jim also has responsibility for emerging policy areas such as Comcast’s sustainability program. In the area of data compliance, Jim maintains regulatory reporting responsibility for Comcast for such reports as Form 477 and Internet stand alone reporting to the FCC and oversees data reconciliation projects to ensure data accuracy for these highly visible reports. In these roles, Jim engages multiple stakeholders from within the Comcast and the related industries to ensure alignment of best practices and policy consensus.      

While at Comcast, Jim has enjoyed success in operations, product and policy roles. In the area of operations, Jim has managed the Network Abuse group, overseeing customer operations as well as the deployment of data intercept devices to support law enforcement orders. In the area of product development, Jim managed the product strategies for McAfee and Norton AntiVirus programs as well as the brand launch of Constant Guard, the Comcast online safety and security platform. 


Andrew Lee
Chief Executive Officer
ESET North America

Mr. Lee brings to ESET a unique blend of corporate and security expertise. Having served as Chief Research Officer at ESET from 2004 to 2008, Lee was responsible for building ESET's reputation as a world-class research organization. Prior to accepting the role of CEO at ESET in January of 2011, Lee served as Chief Technology Officer for K7 Computing, an antivirus software and Internet security company, where he was responsible for all aspects of K7's technology, leading acquisitions and bringing new products to the market. More about Mr. Lee here


Adam Kovacevich
Director, Public Policy
Google   

Mr. Kovacevich manages Google’s public policy campaigns on top priority issues, including privacy, security, copyright, patent reform, and competition. He previously led the company’s public affairs and public policy strategy on antitrust and competition issues, including development of key messaging; outreach to regulatory agencies, academics and consumer groups; and the company’s strategy surrounding the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation. More about Mr. Kovacevich here.


David Hoffman
Director of Security Policy & Global Privacy Officer
Intel

Mr. Hoffman is a long-time expert on online privacy and security issues and has testified before Congress. He joined Intel in 1998 as an eBusiness attorney and founded Intel's privacy team in 1999. A year later he was appointed group counsel of eBusiness and director of privacy. He later relocated to Munich, Germany, in 2005 to serve as group counsel in the Intel European legal department while leading Intel's worldwide privacy and security policy team.

Hoffman participates in several other security- and privacy-related organizations. He was a founding member of the BBBOnLine Steering Committee and served on the TRUSTe board of directors from 2000 to 2006. David also served on the board of directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and held the role of treasurer. He holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional Certification and has lectured at law schools in the U.S., Europe and China.

David has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and also holds a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College.


Bill Rosenthal
Chief Executive Officer 
Logical Operations 

Bill Rosenthal returned to his roots by acquiring Logical Operations in April 2012 and currently serves as chief executive officer (CEO). Bill first joined Logical Operations in 1987 as VP of sales and marketing and became president in 1992. As president, he oversaw the leading supplier of computer training products worldwide and supervised the operations of Ziff-Davis University, the leading web-based computer skills site.  

As CEO, Bill has led the development of a robust portfolio of information security offerings. Through strategic partnerships with the top certifying bodies in the industry, including Cisco and CompTIA, Logical Operations has become a leader in the facilitation of instructor-led security training. Additionally, Bill has provided strategic direction in the development of Logical Operations’ own information security certification development.

Bill recognizes the need to increase awareness around security issues, and is seen as a thought leader in the information security training industry. From technical insights, to training delivery best practices, Bill regularly provides expert insight into the ways in which education can strengthen our information systems. 


Jacqueline Beauchere
Chief Online Safety Officer 
Microsoft 

Ms. Beauchere was named Microsoft's first-ever chief online safety officer in December 2012. In this role, Ms. Beauchere is responsible for all aspects of Microsoft’s online safety strategy, including cross-company policy creation and implementation, influence over consumer safety features and functionality and communications to and engagement with a variety of external audiences. Previously she was director of communications and marketing for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative. Ms. Beauchere has spent more than a decade at Microsoft leading various groups and efforts that evangelize the company's commitment to help create a safer, more trusted Internet experience for people of all ages and abilities.

Before joining Microsoft in December 1999, Ms. Beauchere was an attorney in private practice in New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. A second-career lawyer, she spent 12 years as a real-time financial news correspondent and editor in charge, most recently with Reuters America Inc. in New York.


Andy Steingruebl
Director of Product and Ecosystem Security
PayPal

As director of product and ecosystem security for PayPal, Andy Steingruebl leads a team focused on improving the security of internet protocols and internet security governance. Andy and his team also work to strengthen the security of PayPal's global products with an emphasis on improving both security and usability through a focus on research and innovation. PayPal processed $228 billion in payments in 2014.

Mr. Steingruebl worked in security for more than 18 years in a multitude of highly regulated environments, including healthcare and financial services. His background includes security management at a mid-sized software company, in the pharmaceutical division of a large healthcare company and at a research university.

Andy has a background in software security and both UNIX and network administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago.


Matt Little
Vice President of Product Development
PKWARE 

Matt is a technologist at heart with more than a decade of experience in the IT industry. In his role as VP of product development, Matt oversees planning, development and lifecycle management for next-generation PKWARE offerings, including Viivo. Matt also plays a critical role in setting and driving product strategy and go-to-market activities for these products. Prior to his current role, Matt held jobs as MIS/IT director and IT manager for PKWARE. He has also worked for Compuware and Johnson Controls. Matt graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. 


Jeff Jacoby
Program Engineering Director, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Intelligence, Information and Systems
Raytheon Company

Jeff Jacoby is director of Program Engineering for Cybersecurity and Special Missions (CSM), for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. Jacoby is responsible for engineering excellence and program performance for the CSM business that provides cybersecurity and advanced intelligence solutions that strengthen critical infrastructures, information systems and missions worldwide.

Jacoby has more than 29 years of experience in business and program management, software and system design, development and operations. He has cross-functional leadership in information technology, software engineering, business development and operations. He has more than three years of experience in rotational assignments working within customer facilities and in partnership with multiple national customers.

In his previous role, Jacoby was director of Raytheon Cyber Enterprise Campaign overseeing the delivery of current and future cyber capabilities working collaboratively across Raytheon to leverage the company’s diverse technology and engineering talent. Prior to this, Jacoby was director of Information Technology Operations and Services for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, providing technical resources, operations, and services for end-user, network, voice, video, server and storage services – as well as new business capture and program execution services.

Jacoby holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Elizabethtown College and a master of science degree in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a certified Project Management Professional, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a validated Raytheon Six Sigma™ Master Expert.

Jacoby is active within his community and currently serves on the Elizabethtown College Leadership Council.


Janet Levesque
Chief Information Security Officer
RSA, the Security Division of EMC 

In her role as chief information security officer at RSA, the Security Division of EMC, Janet spearheads the enterprise information security program and is responsible for maintaining a global risk strategy to determine acceptable levels of risk for the enterprise. 

Janet joined RSA after 25 years of progressive leadership experience in technical audit, information security and risk management domains. Most recently, she established the information security and compliance program at Aspect Software. She designed and built the information security program to support initial SOX, and PCI compliance mandates at Circles, a Sodexo company and wore several hats at an internet grocery delivery service during the dot com boom. Janet’s foundational years were spent in public accounting at Arthur Andersen assisting clients in financial services, consumer products, retail and high technology industries to improve business performance by managing risks associated with the deployment and use of technology.

She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science and holds Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 1993-­2003 designations.


Cheri McGuire 
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
Symantec Corporation

Ms. Cheri McGuire leads Symantec’s global public policy agenda and government engagement strategy, including cybersecurity, data integrity, critical infrastructure protection (CIP), and privacy. She works extensively with industry and governments, serving from 2010-2012 as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council. She also sits on the Boards of the IT Industry Council (ITI), the US IT Office in China (USITO), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). 

Ms. McGuire is a frequent presenter at international cyber conferences, and testified twice before the US Congress in 2013. Her past positions include: Director for Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group; Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division and US-CERT; program manager at Booz Allen Hamilton; and Congressional staffer. She holds an master's degree in business administration from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Riverside.


Lance Spitzner
Director, SANS Securing the Human
SANS Institute


Lance Spitzner has more than 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness and training. He invented the concept of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project and published three security books. Lance has worked and presented in more than 25 countries and helped more than 350 organizations plan, maintain and measure their security awareness programs. In addition, Lance is a serial tweeter (@lspitzner), avid blogger and works on numerous community security projects. Before working in information security, Mr. Spitzner served as an armor officer in the Army's Rapid Deployment Force and earned his master's in business administration from the University of Illinois.