CISO Advisory Board

The Versive CISO Advisory Board comprises some of the top minds in cybersecurity, including expertise on both the regulatory and industry side. Their work helps inform and validate the Versive Security Engine’s development to assure that the Versive team is building the most innovative and effective solutions to the machine-scale cybersecurity challenges of today, and of the future.
Dick Clarke

Dick Clarke

Nations Former Top Counterterrorism Official

Dick is Chairman & CEO of Good Harbor and an internationally-recognized expert on cybersecurity, homeland security, national security, and counterterrorism. He served the last three Presidents as a Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, and National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism.

Prior to his White House years, Clarke served in the Pentagon and the State Department. He is an on-air consultant for ABC News, teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and is the author of seven books, including Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It.

Ira Winkler

Ira Winkler

CISSP President, Secure Mentem

Ira is President of Secure Mentem and cohost of the Irari Report. He is considered one of the world’s most influential cybersecurity professionals and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He won the Hall of Fame award from ISSA, and most recently, CSO magazine named him a CSO Compass Award winner as “The Awareness Crusader.”

Ira has designed, implemented, maintained, and assessed awareness programs for decades, in organizations throughout most industries. His espionage simulations examine the success of security programs in general, and provide a base of knowledge in responding to incidents, many involving human exploitation.

VJ Viswanathan

VJ Viswanathan

VP & CISO, Fortune 50 Organization

VJ is an accomplished cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and risk management executive with experience creating and leading highly-successful risk management programs. VJ was recognized as one of the top-10 global CISOs shaping the cybersecurity industry during the 2016 Global CISO Leadership Awards and was also recognized as one of the top security executives in North America at the Information Security Executive Awards.

VJ was previously CISO at HD Supply after spending several years at GE and is a thought leader, published author, and featured keynote speaker at technology and security Industry events. In addition, he has developed a unique intelligence-sharing network to help combat cyber threats in real time.

John Johnson

John Johnson

Founding Member, Security Advisor Alliance

Dr. John Johnson has over 20 years of experience as an information security executive and thought leader. He began his career as a nuclear physicist, developing radiation systems for nuclear remediation and non-proliferation at Los Alamos National Laboratory, before becoming a Network Security Manager in 1996.

John served 17 years as global security architect for a F100 manufacturing company, where he managed security infrastructure and developed strategy and secure architecture solutions for protecting a global corporate network, endpoints, industrial systems, and the supply chain. John has developed and taught graduate-level cybersecurity courses since 2003. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and serves on various conference, industry, and advisory boards.

Todd Bell

Todd Bell

CISO and Global Cybersecurity Expert

Todd is an accomplished Turnaround Chief Information Security Officer for public companies, primarily in the Fortune 500. Todd steps into security executive positions when the unexpected occurs, or when a company needs to revamp a stagnant cybersecurity program. He has served numerous roles, including CISO, CIO, VP of IT, and Director across the US in a range of industries.

In addition, Todd currently serves private equity investors and advisory companies as an industry cybersecurity expert. He previously served in elected office, functioned as a Treasurer/CFO, and currently serves three advisory boards and is published globally.

Brook Conner

Brook Conner

Former CISO and VP, Estee Lauder Companies

Brook Conner is the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Vice President at the Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL), a global Fortune 500 leader in luxury beauty. As the company’s first CISO, Brook created and defined the function of the role.

Before coming to the Estée Lauder Companies, he served eight years as Executive Director and Global Head of Security Standards and Guidance at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). He also has experience working at Bloomberg LP, Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE), and New York University. A noted speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, Brook has also authored a textbook and numerous leading peer-reviewed papers.