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Current President: Joe Vadakkan

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Joe is our current President starting in 2018. He is a world-class technologist in Cloud Security Architecture and works with the top 5 Fortune 100 startups.

VP Membership:  Dee Ramon 
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Dee Ramon has many years experience in cybersecurity and is current the  Cybersecurity Account Security Manager at DCX.

CFO and Vice President:  Susan Snow

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Susan Snow has 15+ years of experience in Technology Audit, Third party Management and Regulatory Compliance (over 10 of these in the Financial Services industry, and 4 with a Big Four firm.)    Her “specialty” is an overall understanding of General Computer Controls, and how these are impacted by business processes.  She holds education in business, including an MBA in Finance;  additionally, she has achieved these industry certifications:  Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Events Director:  Jerry Crow
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Jerry Crow has over 45 years experience in the information technology arena.  He is currently a private consultant specializing in digital forensics, cloud security, information protection and cryptography.  His career in information technology includes experience with mainframe operating systems, formal work with software engineering and software metrics; line management of a software development group; work with local and wide area networks including routing and switching; and system administration level experience with every major flavor of commercial UNIX and Linux.  His recent focus includes cloud services security, identity theft prevention and cryptology.

Crow is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the ACM, the IEEE, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the Cloud Security Alliance, Arizona InfraGard, and a senior member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).  He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy.  He is chair of the IEEE Computer Society Phoenix Chapter.   He holds the certifications CISSP, GSEC, GCFE and GCFA.

Web Technologies Director: Dave Clyborne, MISM, MPM, LSSYB

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Dave Clyborne is a proactive IT professional currently hunting for his next position where he can bring his 20+ years experience to bear. He has ISO/E 27001 and 9001 training and has worked in a number of industries including automotive and healthcare. He is currently pursuing his Ph D. in Information Security and Assurance from a National School of Excellence. He joined the Board in 2017.

He is a member of ISSA, ISACA, ISC2, Infraguard, PMI (to name a few) and works with law enforcement and CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams). He is currently pursuing CISSP, PMP, CEH, CASP, CCSK and Security+ certifications and currently hold certificates in several others.

Secretary (Interim): Debbie Christofferson, CISSP, CIPP/IT, CISM
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Debbie Christofferson has more than 20 years of enterprise security management and leadership across Intel Corporation, Apollo Group, and the State of Arizona, including Asia and Europe.  She co-founded Arizona’s Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Chapter in 2013.  Debbie is also a long-time leader for ISSA’s Board—the international Information System Security Association where she is a Distinguished Fellow.  Debbie facilitates the CISM Exam Preparation workshop for ISACA locally, since 2004.  She speaks and writes professionally for our field. Debie has also been filling in as out interim secretary and has done an amazing job.

Sponsorship Director:  Miriam Fernandez

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Co-Founder and Executive Board Advisor:  Debbie Christofferson, CISSP, CIPP/IT, CISM
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Debbie Christofferson has more than 20 years of enterprise security management and leadership across Intel Corporation, Apollo Group, and the State of Arizona, including Asia and Europe.  She co-founded Arizona’s Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Chapter in 2013.  Debbie is also a long-time leader for ISSA’a Board—the international Information System Security Association where she is a Distinguished Fellow.  Debbie facilitates the CISM Exam Preparation workshop for ISACA locally, since 2004.  She speaks and writes professionally for our field.

Co-Founder and Liaison to CSA:  Rich Phillips
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Rich Phillips has over 20+ years of progressively challenging experience in enterprise environments in Cloud, Virtualization, Network, Security and System design. This includes program management, procurement, deployment, troubleshooting, management and performance monitoring. Experienced at leading teams of engineers and consultants in the successfully deliver strategic solutions that meet the business goals. An interactive leader, who integrates team building across infrastructure & software disciplines to ensure user experience, is captured to deliver products successfully and on time.

Immediate Past President:  Matt Clark
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Matt Clark is a seasoned information technology professional with over 19 years of experience and is currently a Sr. Cloud Security Engineer at Netskope. He has been a CSA member since 2013 and previously served on the CSA Southwest Chapter Board as Co-Director of Events from 2013 to 2014. During the past 5 years Matt has held a consultative role helping fortune 300 companies increase their security posture, reduce risk and maintain compliance while securely enabling business. Prior to taking a consultative role Matt managed and lead teams to successfully complete projects in various technologies such as security, networking, virtualization, identity, storage, database, web and support/operations. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in addition to several certifications.

Past President: Chris Miller

Other Members (new as of August 2018)

 

Dwight Baldwin

Dwight has been an IT professional with 20+ years of experience in steering information security and enterprise architecture. He specializes in strategic planning, network and security solutions, audits and compliance.
*   Dwight is an IT leader with a track record of leading teams than spans sales, project management and architecture.
*  He is currently a Security Enterprise Architect at Maricopa County, leading efforts in cloud security, developing an updated Vulnerability Management Program and creating a Data Exfiltration strategy.
*  He was previously a consultant, working with clients to translate business requirements into  reliable and secure technical solutions.

J. Kristian Gonzalez

Kristian has been in IT and Software Engineering for a total of 21 years and is active in helping clients assess and understand their cloud infrastructure and to put a Fort Knox-capable framework to secure their cloud networks.

  • Kristian is a proven and certified datacenter architect that has recently become a startup leader (CEO) for IoT HomeLab, a Security-first Professional Services & Software Design company for IoT management and big-data (BD) networks in Phoenix.  HomeLab deals with Identity Management, Encryption of Credentials (Authentication&Authorization), and network monitoring for IoT.
  • Kristian Gonzalez has been most recently involved as a Cloud ( Security-first in design) Architect for AT&T Integrated Cloud, a Software engineering division of Bell Labs in Middletown, NJ (previous job) – incorporated security-by-design Vormetric appliances, for at-rest data and other security framework products for AT&T Federal accounts.
  • He has previously been involved as a leader and Professional Services Design & Implementation specialist for secure storage networks, IP networks and been previously involved in Product Management, Technical Project & Management & ASIC-based testing for Brocade, Netapp – Decru and other products

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