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President:  Denise Simons

Denise is the founder and principal consultant with Haystack Associates Inc. an information management/compliance consulting firm.  She has over 20 years experience assisting enterprises with the assessment of industry, State, U.S. Federal and International compliance requirements and developing programs that address risk and discovery issues, document compliance, and effectively manage the retention, destruction, and security of information assets.

Vice President:  Cary Sholer

Cary is a Security Program Manager with Microsoft.  His specialties include: Critical Event Risk Management, Breach Response Program Development, Computer Forensics Investigations, IT Risk Management, Information Security Consulting, IT Architecture Services, and IT Leadership Training.

Secretary:  Kathleen Jungck

Kathleen is currently a Cybersecurity Engineering Manager researching and implementing security solutions for Premera Blue Cross, a major healthcare insurer.   Prior to Premera, Kathleen worked as a security consultant in multiple engagements, including for Microsoft supporting code signing and PKI projects and for AT&T in Identity & Access Management.  Kathleen also has experience as an IT Manager for Boeing Interiors, various IT roles at the University of Washington, and as an adjunct professor in computer science and information assurance.

Treasurer:  Rena Cummings

Rena Cummings is currently a student at Edmonds Community College studying IT Security, Cloud and IoT . She holds a MS in Technology and Project Management, BS in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.  Her background includes 10 years working in manufacturing industry as a Manufacturing  Engineer. Her goal is to focus on Cloud  and IoT Security.

Projects / Research Director:  Eric Harman

Eric is the Senior Manager in the Cybersecurity Transformation practice of Ernst & Young LLP with a strong emphasis in security and privacy for cloud platforms that focusing on compiling industry analysis and competitive research to develop market-leading solutions that drive core operational capabilities for the effective governance of cloud first technologies.

Program Director, Scott Wu

Scott is the co-founder of NewSky Security LLC.  Scott has led many behavioral detection initiatives in security since 2003. He held engineering/research and management roles for Symantec, Microsoft and McAfee, shipped flagship products of Norton, Windows Defender and McAfee Total Protection, each with over 500 million users. His research team in McAfee spearheaded predictive threat intelligence system, enabling Intel Security’s foothold in APT hunting space. Scott owns multiple patents of behavioral and predictive detection technology.

Communications Director:  Bhaskar Ganti

Bhaskar Ganti is a Principal with over 17 years of experience in the IT industry with 13+ years specifically  focused on SAP GRC Suite of products (Process Controls, Access Controls, and Risk Management), SAP R/3, Net Weaver Technologies Security and authorizations with a strong understanding of information security practices and adequate hands on experience in SAP Security Implementation. In his professional capacity, Ganti has been instrumental in the development and maturity of Enterprise Governance models, Risk Management Frameworks, Policy Management & IT Compliance Management, leveraging frameworks such as CObIT5, COSO and NIST. Ganti sits on the board of ISACA (Puget Sound) and is their liaison for cybersecurity for the Greater Seattle Area. He loves spicy food and enjoys cooking and traveling in his spare time.

Membership/Volunteer Director:  Chan Im

Chan is currently a IT Security Consultant at Coalfire Systems, a cyber risk management and compliance services provider. He engages clients to assist them with improving their cybersecurity and compliance practices.  Chan holds BS in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, and has diverse educational and work background in both technical and non-technical cybersecurity.  Chan is constantly in the learning mode, and thrives to obtain new information within the realm of cybersecurity and compliance.


Vivek Bhatnagar, President, Unifycloud

Marc Pinotti, Vice President, Unifycloud

Price Oden, Cloud Security Lead, Microsoft

Michael Baker, Director Cyber Security Services, BAE

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