Biljana Cerin, CISSP (Croatia)
Biljana Cerin is the Director of Ostendo Consulting, an information security governance, risk management and consulting services company founded 2011 in London, U.K. and Zagreb, Croatia. Biljana has over 20 years’ professional experience in leading successful information security projects for clients in financial, telecommunication, government, oil and gas, energy, biotechnology, higher education, and IT services sectors worldwide, such as Fortune 500 biotech Amgen, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, MGM Resorts International, Merck and other leading world, regional and domestic companies.
She strives towards engaging young professionals, especially women, in information security field during early stages of their careers and establishing a stronger connection between the professional community and educational institutions. In 2019. she was selected to the Top 50 Women of Influence in Cybersecurity in Europe, by the SC Magazine UK, and in 2020. she was selected to the US Department of State premiere IVLP program to participate in collaboration and strengthening of the cyber security community initiatives worldwide.
Biljana is also the President of the Cybersecurity Association at the Vice president of the IT association at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. She is a frequent speaker at leading international information security conferences, and the bearer of CISSP, CIPP/E, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CBCP and PMP professional certifications.
Tony Cole, CISSP, SSCP (United States)
Tony Cole is a cybersecurity expert with more than 30 years’ experience, a bachelor’s degree in computer networking and holds the CISSP and SSCP certifications. Today, he serves as Attivo Networks Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Attivo Networks, Tony served in a number of executive roles at FireEye, McAfee and Symantec. He is retired from the U.S. Army and was an early advisor to Wall Street on the cybersecurity market. Tony is on the Advisory Board for Bayshore Networks and TDI Security. He also serves on the NASA Advisory Council and is a former president of ISSA-DC.
Thomas Kristmar, CISSP (Denmark)
Thomas Kristmar is an experienced manager and has started up several organizations including the first national GovCERT, the first joint Government and Military CSIRT at the Danish Centre for Cyber Security and the first national Cyber Threat Assessment Unit based on all-source intelligence access. Thus, Thomas has a strong acumen for the cybersecurity needs from both Government and Business. Thomas got his CISSP in 2002 and was among the first 10,000 to get the certification. He is currently Senior Manager at KPMG.
Thomas is a Master of Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark and holds CISSP and CISA certifications. He is a "Recognized Reviewer" at Elsevier as a reviewer for the Academic Journal Computers & Security and speaker at cyber security conferences. Thomas is currently appointed cyber security expert to the Danish Eastern High Court and appointed member of the Danish Governments National Cyber Security Council.
Eiji Kuwana, CISSP (Japan)
Eiji Kuwana, Ph.D., CISSP, is the senior executive vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) of NTT TechnoCross Corporation of the NTT Group, a global leader in information and communications technology. Eiji joined NTT Laboratories in 1984 and has since held positions of increasing responsibility in research, engineering, and management. He led the cybersecurity business and contributed to enhancement of cybersecurity workforce in Japan as the executive vice president and CISO of NTT Advanced Technology Corporation from 2016 to 2020. Eiji led the NTT research and development efforts for cloud and cyber security technologies and also led the R&D team as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. the Silicon Valley-based R&D arm from 2013 to 2015. He was in charge of formulating strategic plans for various innovative R&D projects as the senior vice president and director of the NTT Information Sharing Platform Laboratories and the NTT Secure Platform Laboratories from 2010 to 2013. He demonstrated leadership as director of the institute, worked to strengthen NTT-CERT, actively worked to strengthen ties with cybersecurity organizations such as FIRST, and developed it into a leading CSIRT organization in Japan.
He has been an (ISC)² APAC Advisory Council member since 2019 and been a member on (ISC) ²’s Global Achievement Awards Committee since 2020. He has also been making various efforts to develop cyber security professionals in Japan. He served as the supervisor of translation projects such as Official (ISC) 2 Guide to the CISSP CBK (Fourth Edition) in 2018 and CISSP Official Practice Tests in 2019. In particular, for the Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP CBK, which was published in Japanese in 2005 and remained unpublished for 12 years, he led as the supervisor to the Japanese translation of its fourth edition in 2018.
Eiji has published more than 40 scholarly works on the subjects of computer networks and software engineering. He also served as a technical program committee member for conferences produced by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Information Processing Society of Japan, such as ACM DIS’95, ACM CSCW’96, IEEE CoopIS’95, ICPAD’96, and APCHI’96 – ’98.
Eiji received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo in 1982, and 1984, respectively, and earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tsukuba in 2000. He was a visiting research scientist at the University of Michigan from 1991 to 1992.
Samara Moore, CISSP (United States)
Samara Moore, AWS Security Assurance Senior Manager and Global Energy Specialist, leads the security and compliance program for regulated industries and public sector in the Americas region. As a thought leader and seasoned cybersecurity practitioner, she has focused her career on implementing and sustaining programs to effectively manage cyber risks and align security measures with business and IT strategies. Prior to joining AWS, Samara managed enterprise security programs for regulated and non-regulated environments for a major energy provider. She also managing security programs within the federal government for over ten years, including as a former Director of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity for the WH National Security Council and Sr. Cybersecurity Advisor at the Energy Department. Samara has worked in security consulting, operations and policy, and led development of frameworks such as the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model and supported development of the NIST Cyber Security Framework.
Jill Slay, CISSP (Australia)
Professor Jill Slay has established an international research reputation in cybersecurity (particularly Digital Forensics, Cyber Intelligence and Cyberwarfare) and has worked in collaboration with the Australian Federal and State governments and with many industry partners. Jill was a prior Board Member of (ISC)² and is currently a member of the (ISC)² Asia Pacific Advisory Council. She has been a Director of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre, the Australian Victorian Government's Cyber Research Centre for the last two years and has many years of experience of governance through University Boards and Committees and government collaboration.
Jill is currently the University of South Australia SmartSat Professorial Chair in Cybersecurity and also leads the Cybersecurity and Resilience Theme of the SmartSat Australian Co-operative Research Centre (CRC). Her work thus focuses on the context of satellite cybersecurity and resilience. She has been an Affiliate Faculty member with Professor Corey Schou at Idaho State University for nearly twenty years. She has published more than 140 outputs in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing. She has completed the supervision of 20 Ph.D.s and many master’s and Honours theses and has been awarded over AUD 5 million in research income.
Jill was in 2017-2019 Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and led ACS work on the development of Professional Standards in Cyber Security with (ISC)² and ISACA. Jill works closely with the Australian Defence industry and several smaller cybersecurity start-ups in cyber risk and resilience research, development and training.
Jill was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism. She is a Fellow of ACS and a Fellow of (ISC)² both for her service to the information security industry.
Lisa Young, CISSP (United States)
Lisa Young is Vice President, Cyber Risk Engineering of Axio and collaborates with organizations to build resilience capabilities with a specific focus on cybersecurity and operational risk management program design and implementation.
Previously, Lisa was a senior engineer at CERT at the SEI of Carnegie Mellon University, where she was a member of the Cyber Risk and Resilience Management Team. In this role, Lisa was responsible for applied research in risk and resilience management, including teaching courses on CERT-RMM, the OCTAVE® risk-based assessment method, and the Measuring What Matters: Security Metrics Workshop based on the G-Q-I-M methodology.
Lisa managed many high-profile engagements during her tenure at CERT, including the successful implementation of an enterprise risk management initiative for a FORTUNE 500 organization and improvements in the vendor risk assessment process for a large European financial institution. Lisa co-authored the CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM) and the OCTAVE Allegro Risk Assessment Method.
Lisa has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Public Policy from the University of Maryland University College. Lisa also maintains the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications, and the CERT Resilience Management Model Lead Appraiser and instructor credentials.