Skye has twenty years of experience creating and implementing on site-training programs and initiatives for corporate, nonprofit, and academic climates. During her career she has taught at California State University East Bay, Chabot College, Ohlone College, and am currently teaching at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz California. Ms. Gentile’s teaching philosophy rests in the belief that individuals learn best in a climate that is active, stimulating, and relevant to the learner. Her academic area of study embodies multiple facets of interpersonal and intercultural communication--actively engaging students with diverse perspectives and diverse teaching styles. In addition to teaching fulltime, and acting as an advisor for Alpha Gamma Sigma (honor society, Cabrillo Chapter), Ms. Gentile is active in college governance and instructor training--helping colleagues improve their teaching strategies in hopes of better meeting the changing needs of our student population.
Jay is an information security and privacy professional with over 10 years consulting experience. He is the former lead of the Canadian Accenture Security Practice where he was responsible for providing information security project expertise along with managing resources, business development and recruiting for the Canadian practice. His broad range of consulting experiences has included security architecture designs, corporate security program implementations, threat risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, regulatory compliance assessments, privacy impact assessments, PKI infrastructure deployments, PCI assessments, Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP). Jay has worked across a broad range of industries which include government, financial services, healthcare, insurance and telecommunications. He currently runs his own information security and privacy consulting practice in Toronto, Blackbox Technology Consulting Corp.
John W. Kelly, CISSP
John is an information and network security professional with over 11 years of hands on experience within many aspects of the information security and information technology realms. He has strong expertise within the areas of enterprise security architecture and design principles, security operations, project management, threat and vulnerability assessments, PCI assessments, incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, as well as creating information security policies, procedures and guidelines. John has worked in various industries including legislative & regulatory reporting, financial/insurance and consumer/business information services.
Eddie J. Maloney - MCITP, MCTS, OCP
With a BA from George Mason University and over 20 years experience Eddie has spent the better part of his career working in the field of large-volume, high-transaction data processing. His resume includes a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Hearst Corporation and the Resolution Trust Corporation. His experience has enabled him to develop a thorough understanding of the Best-Practices for database security, architecture, development, and administration. Having spent the past eight years as the database architect in the development and implementation of a mass marketing system for the medical field, he developed a solid understanding of regulations and their impact to the storage, transmittal, and processing of data. Mr. Maloney now spends his time as a consultant, writing database security opinions and white papers, and speaking on various database topics.
Biljana Cerin - CISA, CISM, CBCP, PMP
Senior Information Security Consultant, S&T Croatia
Biljana graduated in 2000 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia and continued with the postgraduate master study in information security. She has extensive experience in implementing information security management systems, operational risk assessment and management, business continuity management and information systems auditing. Biljana is also one of the founders and organizers for two annual international security conferences: InfoSeCon and InfoSecWeek. In addition, she is actively involved in promoting information security in Croatia as well as other portions of eastern Europe. She also initiated the adoption of international standards (ISO 27001 and 17799) as Croatian National Standards and constantly promotes the importance of a systematic and controlled approach to managing information security in organizations. Her current professional focus lies in promoting the need to establish the appropriate organizational structures for optimization of risk management and the associated mechanisms for justifying the investment that organizations make for information security.