Speaker Bios
We are honored to have the following keynotes, conference speakers, panelists and workshop instructors contribute their expertise to the 2020 NY Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference.


  William Hugh Murray
National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, (ISC)2 Fellow & Harold Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award, ISE Luminary Leadership Award

William Hugh (Bill) Murray has been responding for years to security threats with nonconventional thinking. When he sees a security breakdown, he asks what is the current practice that allows the breakdown to happen, and what new practice would stop it? Most of our security vulnerabilities arise from poor practice, not from inadequate technology.

He joined IBM Research as a programmer in 1956, where he worked on such iconic systems as the first 704 and the first 650 Tape System, US Steel One, and with such industry pioneers as Nathaniel Rochester, Arthur Samuels, Jerrier Haddad, and Frederick Brooks. He managed the design and development of the access control subsystem for IBM's Advanced Administrative System and has since been associated with security, audit, and control. He has been recognized as a "founder" of the systems audit field and as a "pioneer" of computer security. After retiring from IBM in 1987, he has been associated with Ernst & Young, Deloitte, TruSecure, Cybertrust, and Verizon Business. He serves on the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School. He also serves on the board of (ISC)^2, the certifying body for computer security professionals. In 2016, he was inducted into National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.

Conference/Workshop Speakers

President Emeritus, NY Metro InfraGard

John Checco is President Emeritus of the not-for-profit NY Metro InfraGard Members Alliance, an appointed member to Strategic Content Advisory Board of the Wall Street Technology Association, and belongs to a variety of local information security organizations. He has also presented at the FBI's Information Sharing Initiative, HackNYC, previous NYMJCSC conferences, and at various cybersecurity chapter meetings.
  Beth Dunphy
Director, Deputy Business Information Security Officer & Privacy Leader, IBM

Beth Dunphy has 20+ years of experience as security leader, manager and security technologist. Notable leadership roles in corporate cyber security, managed security services, and business and offering strategy. Proven approach of combining business acumen with technical expertise, real-world experience and ability to effectively collaborate and communicate across all levels of an organization -- even one as large and complex as IBM. Pragmatic leader that isn't afraid to take on new challenges and execute them successfully and quickly.

Beth's specializations include:
  • Strategy development and program execution
  • Pragmatic security leader that can make balanced risk based decisions in high stakes, complex environments
  • Building and managing technical teams of security analysts and engineers
  • Partnering with vendors to drive value from their solutions
  • Evangelist and Public Speaker
CEO, Interactive Security Training, LLC

Jay is a multi-certified Information Security Subject-Matter-Expert (SME) and with more than 30 years of professional experience, which includes Security & Compliance, Integration and Transformation Initiatives, IS Management Process and Operational Metrics Definition and Documentation. Customers include Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. (CHNCT), Cigna Insurance, Microsoft, Rogers Communications, GM, AT&T, USMC, US Air Force, US ARMY and DISA. Other customers include banks, government agencies, health agencies and providers. Jay is Past President of Greater Hartford Chapter of ISACA.
  Mark Francis
Partner, Holland & Knight

Mark Francis is a tech & data partner at the law firm Holland & Knight LLP in New York, with a focus on cybersecurity, data privacy and intellectual property matters. Mark advises clients on a wide array of data and technology issues and his practice includes counseling, legal compliance, regulatory investigations, litigation, and a wide array of transactions. Mark has a background in computer science and telecommunications, and received his JD/MBA from Fordham University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), as well as an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy. Mark is currently serving on the board of the New York Metro InfraGard association.
  Ondrej Krehel, PhD, CEI, CEH, EnCe, CISSP

Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder of LIFARS is recognized world-wide for his Digital Forensic expertise. He actively participates in many high-profile engagements around the world whereby his proprietary methodology is leveraged to achieve the most rapid root-cause analysis and remediation. With two decades of experience in computer security and forensics, Krehel has conducted a wide range of red team exercises, cyber resilience matters, investigations, including data breached through computer intrusions, theft of intellectual property, massive deletions, defragmentation, file carvings, anti-money laundering, financial fraud, mathematical modeling and computer hacking.
  Michael Melore, CISSP
Cyber Security Advisor, IBM

IBM Cyber Security Advisor, Channel Leader, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, author, and recognized subject matter expert in Security Intelligence, Identity Access Governance, and Authorization. Pioneer in Identity and Access Management, Access Governance, and LDAP Authentication. Consulting roles include: Lead architect for many of the world's largest authentication and authorization infrastructures. This includes Billion user authentication infrastructures.

Speaking engagements include passionate discussions correlating blended threats across physical and logical infrastructure boundaries, Security Intelligence and Response, Identity Access Management and Governance, Security Visibility and Response, Defense in Depth, Security Immune Systems, Cloud Security, Business Process Risk Modeling, and Billion User Identity Crisis. Founder, Moderator, and Group Secretary for 13 National Security Leaders Round Table Chapters across the US. Champion, host and evangelist of cyber range threat simulation exercises and cyber training and education.

Conference and Summit speaking engagements include key notes, panelist, moderator: H-ISAC, Interop, IANS, Executive Alliance CXO Summits across US cities and National Summit, Executive Network CISO Chapters across the US, ISACA Regional and National Conferences, ISSA, Fl Cyber Conference, CISO Exchange, APQC, Rochester Security Summit, frequent speaker and key notes at State Government Cyber Awareness Conferences including State of NY, Nebraska, Atlanta, NC, SC, City of Atlanta, and Evanta CISO Summits across US cities.

From a personal perspective, a guitarist, musician, and member of a music group the Bayshore Sandpipers (Dynamic Duo) regularly performing around the New Jersey Shore area.
  Mike Ogrinz
Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation, Bank of America

Michael is an experienced senior IT executive who brings productive creative energy and entrepreneurial leadership to all of his teams. His broad technical knowledge and industry experience grounded in a development background allow him to investigate new and innovative solutions while simultaneously focusing on core business deliverables and measurable ROI.
  • Established and led multiple Engineering and Innovation teams responsible for delivering numerous projects with recurring MM in annual savings, value
  • Led teams responsible for managing technology blueprints, transition plans, and migrations along with tactical and strategic implementation of commercial, open-source, and custom products
  • Proven leadership, mentoring, and negotiation skills across multiple technical and business areas
  • Experience transitioning teams and technology through major acquisitions (e.g., Merrill Lynch, Countrywide)
  • Author of Mashup Patterns (Addison Wesley, Mar 2009). This pioneering text on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has received critical praise from reviewers at Cisco, IBM, MIT, etc.
  • Industry recognized speaker on technologies including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Synthetic APIs, Social Networking, Knowledge Management, and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)
  • Over 20 years experience in the financial services industry (Equities, Fixed Income, Risk Management)
  John Pizzuro
Internet Crimes Against Children Commander, NJ State Police

John Pizzuro has 24 years, experience from a State Police Agency and in that role is The Commander of a Regional Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. John Pizzuro currently oversees 70 law enforcement agencies comprised of over 200 people. John's unique approach to leadership and partnerships has increased productivity in his task force by 100% over the last three years. John Pizzuro has been able to infuse neuroscience, research, with real world experience. His work in neuro science has provided him with a unique perspective on human behavior, body language and other cognitive behavior.

John Pizzuro has extensive experience in interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims during the course of numerous investigations. His approach to these interviews and countless personal interactions combined with the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming Techniques has provided him with the ability to recognize non-verbal cues and gain more cooperation and information.

John Pizzuro is certified as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and has an M.A. in Human Resource Development and Training. He currently serves on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Public Awareness and Education Committee and is a Co-Facilitator for a working group for the National Children's Alliance. He frequently speaks to organizations and audiences on the stress that impacts the law enforcement community. John Pizzuro teaches about personal development, leadership, technology, communication and high impact performance. He inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences to transform their lives by altering their thinking.
  Roselle Safran
CEO and Founder, KeyCaliber

Roselle Safran is CEO and Founder of KeyCaliber, a technology startup that enables data-driven strategy for cybersecurity executives. Previously, she was President of cybersecurity consultancy Rosint Labs and the Entrepreneur in Residence at Lytical Ventures. Before that she was the CEO/Co-founder of Uplevel Security, which was acquired by McAfee.

Prior Roselle managed cybersecurity operations at the Executive Office of the President during the Obama Administration, leading the tactical, operational, and strategic work of the 247 Security Operations Center that protected and defended the White House's network. Before that she managed analysis teams at the Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT.

Roselle is a frequent speaker for conferences, corporate events, webinars, and podcasts. She has presented at Black Hat CISO Summit, (ISC)2 Secure Summit DC, and for numerous Dark Reading and BrightTALK webinars. She holds a CISSP and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University.
  Niloufer Tamboly
Co-Founder and President, (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter

Niloufer is a risk management professional and help companies launch profitable products and services by managing technology and business risks. She holds multiple certifications in IT Security (CISSP, CCSP), Audit (CISA, CIA), and Fraud (CFE). Niloufer is a Certified Public Account licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

United States Patent Office has granted her two patents for "System For And Method of Generating Visual Passwords" (US 9,171,143 B2) and "Establishing An Alternate Call Path Using Short-Range Wireless Technology" (US 9,392,523).
  Munish Walther-Puri
Director of Cyber Risk, NYC Cyber Command

Munish Walther-Puri is the Director of Cyber Risk for New York City Cyber Command, where he leads the cyber risk management program. Previously, he founded Presearch Strategy, a firm dedicated to applying technology and analytics to geopolitical risk, strategic intelligence, and cybersecurity, and was the Chief Research Officer at Terbium Labs, a dark web data intelligence startup, where he led strategy and operations of the company's analysis, intelligence, and reporting. He also spent time at Citigroup, working on the intersection of fraud, cyber investigations, and terrorism. Walther-Puri is a seasoned analyst, consultant, and trainer, with experience in technology, financial services, risk consulting, and policy. He is an active member of the analyst and intelligence community, and a technical advisor to the Do No Digital Harm Initiative. He is a member of INSA's Cyber Council, the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals, and the ODNI-DHS Analyst Exchange Program.

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