Marie Steinmetz is Director of Cyber Threat Management and Investigations at Intel. Marie has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, with over 12 years in Information Security and Risk Management. Marie has managed numerous engineering, operations and security teams within Intel’s product, services and information technology groups. Marie is currently responsible for cyber investigations, threat intelligence and analysis, and public/private partnerships for cyber security information sharing and response. Marie also manages Intel’s Privacy Office, driving privacy risk management and compliance for Intel worldwide. Marie is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology (CIPP/IT).
Christopher Betz, Microsoft – Treasurer
Chris Betz is the senior director of the Microsoft Security Response Center in the Trustworthy Computing Group at Microsoft Corp. In his role, Betz leads the company’s security response team responsible for detecting and addressing all software vulnerabilities in Microsoft products, services and devices. In addition, Betz manages engagement with different product teams within the Microsoft community, as well as external researchers, to pre-emptively identify security threats and help protect customers.
Before joining Microsoft, Betz served as vice president of information security for CBS Corp., where he led the company’s information security practices. Before that he worked in a variety of leadership roles in the federal government. His experience includes leading cyber intrusion and threat analysis efforts, developing information security tools, and running incident response for enterprise organizations. Betz began his career in network operations and security while serving in the U.S. Air Force, and he later co-founded and served as chief technology officer for a digital forensics advisory firm focused on enterprise customers.
Driven by a passion for solving complex security problems, Betz joined Microsoft in 2013 to lead a team of incredibly skilled engineers dedicated to helping keep millions of customers safe from threats and vulnerabilities. The opportunity to work with an extended community of researchers and security experts also drew him to the role.
Betz has a bachelor of science in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is originally from Massachusetts and now lives in Washington state with his wife, Taresa, and their Labrador retriever, Lucky.
Peter Allor, IBM
Peter Allor is the Senior Cyber Security Strategist for IBM’s Security Division. He has been instrumental in IBM’s strategy and development for securing Critical Infrastructures, Central Government Operations and Certifications. He focuses on developing solutions that integrate the full spectrum of security operations within an organizations domain in support of business.
Prior to the role, Peter was managing vulnerability and incident coordination for IBM for the IBM X-Force. Prior to IBM acquiring Internet Security Systems (ISS), Peter was the Special Assistant to the CEO of ISS for working National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) problem sets and assisted in forming the Information Technology – Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC) where he recently returned to the Executive Committee and Treasurer. As the former Operations Center Director, he ran the Information Technology – Information Sharing & Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) operations and brought coordination across the sector ISACs.
Peter is a Member, Board of Director of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) and is the Chief Financial Officer for FIRST. A former Commissioner for the CSIS Cybersecurity Commission for the 44th Presidency he assisted in developing recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors to work collaboratively on Cyber Security. Peter is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army.
Derrick Scholl, Juniper
Derrick Scholl is the Director of the Security Incident Response Team at Juniper Networks. During his tenure at Juniper, Derrick and his team have been instrumental in a number of improvements to Juniper security, from advisories to Security Development Lifecyle to training. With a focus on speed, quality, and transparent communication, Juniper is recognized by customers as a leader in security response.
Prior to joining Juniper, Derrick held security positions at Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems. In 15 years at Sun, 10 in a security role, Derrick built the security coordination team from the ground up and guided the response organization through the transition from a closed to open source environment.
In addition to serving on the ICASI Board, Derrick is a former President and member of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). He has also been a technical reviewer of multiple security books. Derrick holds a B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA degree from Santa Clara University.
Russ Smoak, Cisco
Russ Smoak is Director of Security Research and Operations at Cisco. Russ is responsible for multiple security programs focused on product vulnerability disclosure, Intrusion Prevention System signature development, and penetration testing as well as security vulnerability research. In addition, Russ and his team collaborate globally across all business functions within Cisco to ensure delivery of timely and actionable security-focused content to Cisco customers and partners through portals such as IntelliShield and Cisco Security Center.
Russ and his teams actively participate in the security community and many industry forums, conferences and events. Russ is on the board of directors of the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI, www.icasi.org) which was formed to address international, multi-product security challenges and drive collaborative incident response practices in the industry. Prior to his current role, Russ built a unique portfolio of experience within Cisco through successful positions in Engineering, Customer Advocacy, and Sales.