Industry Advisory Board
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is a group of professionals, entrepreneurs, and other experts chosen to offer their expertise and guidance to the Center for Cyber Security Research (C2SR).
They may represent different sectors of the corporate community and are valuable resources to navigate challenges and opportunities.
Current Board Members
Dr. Bill Souza has a Doctor of Science in Cybersecurity. Dr. Souza has more than 25 years of industry experience working in various organizations and consulting companies; he has dedicated the last 20 years to cybersecurity in energy critical infrastructure with RTO and Utility experience. Dr. Souza has substantial subject-matter expertise in the areas of cyber risk management, advance risk management concepts, vulnerability management, cyber governance, cybersecurity frameworks, policy writing, cross-industry research collaboration, and countermeasures, among others.
Dr. Hyrum Anderson is a Distinguished ML Engineer at Robust Intelligence. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington, with an emphasis on signal processing and machine learning, and BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Much of his career has been focused on security, having directed research projects at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Mandiant, as Chief Scientist at Endgame (acquired by Elastic), and Principal Architect of Trustworthy Machine Learning at Microsoft. In the latter role, he organized and performed Microsoft’s first AI Red Teaming efforts on production systems and served as chair of the AI Red Team governing board. He also co-founded the Conference on Applied Machine Learning in Information Security (CAMLIS) and co-organizes the ML Security Evasion Competition (mlsec.io) and the ML Model Attribution Challenge (mlmac.io).
Craig Rieger, PhD, PE, is the Chief Control Systems Research Engineer and a Directorate Fellow at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), pioneering interdisciplinary research in next generation resilient control systems. The grand challenge provided an integrated research strategy to address the cognitive, cyber-physical challenges of complex control systems into self-aware, trust-confirming, and threat-resilient architectures.
In addition, he has organized and chaired fourteen co-sponsored symposia and one National Science Foundation workshop in this new research area and authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.
Craig received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and a PhD in Engineering and Applied Science from Idaho State University in 2008. Craig’s PhD coursework and dissertation focused on measurements and control, with specific application to intelligent, supervisory ventilation controls for critical infrastructure.
Craig is a senior member of IEEE and has 20 years of software and hardware design experience for process control system upgrades and new installations. Craig has also been a supervisor and technical lead for control systems engineering groups having design, configuration management, and security responsibilities for several INL nuclear facilities and various control system architectures.
Catherine is a Sr. IT Audit Manager at Wells Fargo. Currently, she manages a team of 12 staff members over the Identity and Access Management and Network Security domains to deliver risk-mitigating recommendations that are long-term-oriented and root-cause-focused. She has enjoyed over 15 years of progressive career journey by driving process improvement and operational excellency continuously. Catherine earned her MBA from Metropolitan State University and is working on her MS in Cybersecurity from New York University. She also has several professional certificates in IT risk management, including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and yoga.
Dhiraj is the founder and chief scientist at Query.AI. Query.AI is a cloud-native federated search solution for cybersecurity teams. Dhiraj has been a serial entrepreneur and technology executive with more than 20 years of experience. He built successful enterprise products at companies like Novell, ArcSight, HPE, PetaSecure, Niara and Aruba. Dhiraj is a prolific innovator, holding more than 10 patents in cybersecurity and data analytics. He earned his B.Tech CS from IIT (BHU, India) and Certificate in Management from Harvard University. In his personal life, Dhiraj is a family man and enjoys recreational sports.
Dr. James Stanger has consulted with corporate and government leaders worldwide about security, open source, and workforce development for over 25 years. Organizations include CVS Health, Northrop Grumman, AstraZeneca, Mandiant, United Healthcare, the U.S. Department of Defense, NIST NICE, the UK Royal Army, NCSA Thailand, UPS, the Japan Ministry of Defense, MITRE, Amazon Web Services, the U.S. Department of State, Oxford University, and West Point.
He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and a long-time member of the AFCEA Cyber Committee. He sits on the ATARC Secure 5G and Cloud Security working groups, the Aerospace Industries Association Data Council, and the APUS IT Advisory Council. As Chair of the C3, he leads the consortium of leading global cybersecurity certification bodies, which include GIAC, ISC2, CompTIA, ISACA, IAPP, FITSI, and CertNexus.
James is an award-winning author, blogger, and educator. He has published technical titles with O’Reilly, RSA Journal, AFCEA Signal Magazine, McGraw-Hill, Sybex, Elsevier, Linux Magazine, among many others. He is an in-demand public speaker and thought leader with C-level executives around the world. In addition to his work in the IT industry, he has designed globally-recognized education, certification, and badging programs in topics as diverse as cybersecurity analytics, Linux administration, cloud migration, kayaking, and British Romantic literature. He is currently Chief Technology Evangelist at CompTIA.
Troy Ament – Fortinet Field CISO for Healthcare brings more than 20 years of experience to Fortinet transforming information technology and security programs, with 14 years in the healthcare sector as an executive overseeing clinical technology implementations and serving as the Chief Information Security Officer at two of the largest integrated health delivery systems in the United States.
Before joining Fortinet, Troy held the positions of Chief Information Security Officer at Beaumont Health and Director, Chief Information Security Officer at Sanford Health where he had oversight of the Security Technology, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Teams.
Troy has been instrumental in forming multiple healthcare cyber security boards that focus on the medical device and IoT security and national healthcare cyber security task forces and engaging the education sector to produce more healthcare cyber security graduates and professionals. Troy has extensive public speaking experience at multiple national and regional conferences, speaking to members of congress, senate, and government agencies educating and advocating for healthcare cyber security. He holds degrees in computer information systems from the University of Mary and North Dakota State College of Science.
Say hello to Dale Meredith, a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over two decades under his belt. As an EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker and Instructor, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and a recent finalist in the 2023 CEH Hall of Fame awards, Dale has a knack for making the complex simple and fun. Did we mention his stint as a CTO for an ISP? He’s got tales to tell from that chapter! Dale’s teaching style is anything but ordinary, transforming intricate cyber concepts into bite-sized, engaging lessons. His journey has seen him enlightening folks at Fortune 500 companies, global universities, and even governmental agencies, not to mention his appearances at various IT conferences worldwide. When he’s not lighting up stages or classrooms, Dale is crafting insightful books (like the guide to acing the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) V12 312-50 Exam) and working on new titles focusing on OSINT and pentesting. Craving more? Swing by “DaleDumbsITDown.com” for a hearty dose of cybersecurity insights and tutorials, all sprinkled with a touch of humor and a whole lot of expertise.
Andrew Ginter leads a team of experts who work with the world’s most secure industrial enterprises. Before Waterfall, he led the development of high-end industrial control system products at Hewlett-Packard, of IT/OT middleware products at Agilent Technologies, and of the world’s first industrial SIEM at Industrial Defender. Andrew is the author of three books on industrial/OT cybersecurity, a co-author of the Industrial Internet Security Framework, and a co-author of the UITP report on cybersecurity requirements in rail system tendering. He co-hosts the Industrial Security Podcast and contributes regularly to industrial security standards and best-practice guidance.