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Mayur Agnihotri

Mayur hold’s a Bachelors degree in Engineering and Information Technology and has several certifications under his belt like CIEH – Certified Ethical Hacker, Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems, Operational Security for Control Systems, Advanced Security In The Field (1 and 2) etc.

Mayur has around 5 years of experience in all things related to Cyber and loves to spend time find seeking out plus fixing bugs/vulnerabilities.  He enjoys working as an information security enthusiast and likes to spread awareness among novice and intermediate level users.

In summary, Mayur is “An Information Security Enthusiast, Who believes in Security and Not Just Compliance.”  He is AppSec India Co-Leader, and a Member of the Executive Council @CIS_Defender.

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Twitter : @I_AM_Mayur0021

Chuck Brooks

Named Top Tech Voice to follow by LinkedIn.

Security and Technology Evangelist. 2017 Cybersecurity Marketer of The Year


Career Highlights:

  • Named Top Person To Follow on Tech by LinkedIn; Top 1% LinkedIn Profile, 37,000 plus followers
  • Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year- 2017, 2016
  • Received Presidential Appointments for Executive Service by two Presidents of the United States.
  • Helped “stand up” Office of Legislative Affairs at the US Department of Homeland Security. Served as first Director of Legislative Affairs at the DHS Science & Technology Directorate.
  • Served as Senior Legislative Staff (foreign affairs, security, tech, business) to Senator Arlen Specter, U.S. Senate.
  • Former Adjunct Faculty Johns Hopkins University.
  • Former Auxiliary Police Officer.
  • Judge; Government Security News Homeland Security Awards 2013,14,15,16
  • Published over 120 articles on technology and cybersecurity topics

MEDIA: THOUGHT LEADER, INFLUENCER, TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST; Featured Writer/Speaker,Blogger: expertise areas include homeland security, cyber security, defense, CBRNE, R & D, science & technology, public/private partnerships, IoT, innovation. Published in FORBES, Huffington Post, InformationWeek, MIT Sloan Blog, Computerworld, Federal Times, NextGov, Government Security News, Cygnus Security Media, Homeland Security Today, The Hill, Biometric Update, CIO Water Cooler, Government Executive, Bizcatalyst360, IT Security Planet, Christian Science Monitor.

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTISE: 5,000 Facebook,on 5,600 Twitter. Co-leader of two top Homeland Security Groups on LI. Run 15 other business, tech LI groups. 30k LinkedIn endorsements.

ACTIVITIES: Chairman New & Emerging Tech Committee of CompTIA. SME to The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC), ADVISOR Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Technology Partner Network for 2 years), AFCEA CyberSecurity Committee. DIRECTORSHIPS: Serve on several business and not for profit Boards

You can contact Chuck on LinkedIn here.

Tony Collings OBE

Tony has been widely interested in national and international efforts to rationalise Identity Proofing and Verification with key interest in the implications for Corporate and Government Identity Management, its Integrity, Security and Privacy issues and on Data and Control Centre design and operation.

A fellow of the British Computer Society, an experienced CLAS Security consultant and qualified UK Government Security Accreditor; Tony is a regular speaker, writer and authority on a wide area of associated issues, regularly publishing and speaking in both national and international forums.

He has huge experience in the practical and useful application of Security Policy, Physical and Technical Security Measures, Corporate Business Assurance, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and is adept at working within all levels of an organisation.

Specialties: Particular expertise in HMG Security Policy including RMADS, all aspects of Data and Control Centre infrastructure, Information Systems, Resilience, Security, Privacy and Operational Procedures. Delivering business change and Information Management projects by re-establishing management focus and team spirit. A team Player with great personal and professional integrity, pragmatism, flexibility and a broad portfolio of skills dynamically applied with the application of common sense!

You can contact Tony Collings using his LinkedIn profile here.

Colonel John Doody 


John Doody is Director of Interlocutor Services Limited, a company established in 2003 to promote Information Assurance and Cyber Security issues both nationally and internationally, the company offers a range of services including Marketing, Communications, Public Speaking, Strategy Reviews, Information Assurance and Information Technology, these services are geared to the strategic level within government and industry. Prior to this John served at CESG/GCHQ for 10 years in the appointment of Head of Information Assurance Customer Services. He has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of Information Assurance and Cyber Security. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing. He also has a major role as a Non Executive Director to a security company as well as providing Strategic Advice to a number of major UK and US IT Security companies. John is a retired officer of the UK Royal Corps of Signals, a Corps in which he served for 33 years to the rank of Colonel.  He is a qualified engineer and has held a number of strategic engineering appointments in the UK Ministry of Defence including system support to PTARMIGAN and WAVELL, the army’s tactical communication and CIS systems, Director in the Procurement Executive as Project Manager for Army Electronic Warfare, Battlefield Target Engagement System (BATES), Air Defence CIS system (ADCIS) and WAVELL. John  has worked in the R&D environment working on Electronic Warfare Simulation.  John has chaired many international committees dealing with Information Assurance, communications and interoperability. John is well known on the national and international Information Assurance and Cyber Conference circuit where he has chaired many events and has given many talks on Cyber Information Assurance. He has delivered over 100 papers on Security.  He is a past President and Vice-President of AFCEA UK WEST Chapter and served as a Member at large for AFCEA London in the early 90s. He is also a member of the BCS Community of Security Expertise.

John is well know in the Cyber and Information Assurance domain having had 59 years’ experience in defence, government and industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Cyber and Information Assurance debate.

He is a committed Cyber Security Evangelist.

He was recently elevated to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

You can contact John Doody using his LinkedIn profile here.

Ami (R.) Elazari

Chairman Owner & President CEO Millennium Electric Enterpreneur Inventor.

Chairman Amitec Information Industries ltd.

Mr. Elazari has over 30 years of technology & management experience;

Previously he served as a PV Division Manager for Chromagen Solar Systems. He founded Amitec Information Industries as well as Solar Photovoltaic Systems;

Mr. Elazari is a renowned expert in solar energy, and has registered many International Patents in the solar field;

Mr. Elazari is involved as partner and coordinator in over 8 European Commission projects world-wide;and evaluator for the 7th program of r & d in energy field

Mr. Elazari has completed his Executive MBA degree in Economics and Marketing. He is an accomplished engineer with expertise in, the specific sectors of energy Electronic and computer science

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Specialties: photovoltaic world expert, holder of 29 world patents.

You can contact Ami (R.) Elazari using his LinkedIn profile here.

Nihad Hassan

Degreed Cyber Security Specialist proficient in online security research, planning, execution and maintenance. Main responsibilities include conducting moderate to complex cases involving electronic forensic investigations and risk control analysis. Offers computer forensic consultation services, including digital evidence acquisition, preservation, analysis, data recovery, password recovery, electronic mail extraction.
I possess valuable skills in creating and conducting training sessions targeted for different students segments – from beginners to advance level in the field of computer security, computer forensic, networking (Cisco certificates) and other related IT topics.

Core Strength:

• In-depth knowledge of computer hardware, software, programming and applications,
• Able to work in diverse surrounding; alone and in group settings,
• Proficient with all versions of Windows Operating System,
• Solid knowledge of using different computer forensic tools and adopting it to different cases.

Contact Nissad on LinkedIn here.

George Jahchan

Partner & PCI QSA at Krypton Security. Contact George for quality professional assistance with PCI DSS compliance projects or SIEM initiatives. He is flexible and available on short notice for short-term InfoSec contract work. Contact George on LinkedIn here.

✔ 100% project success rate.

✔ Nomad across EMEA


✔ Certified Ethical Hacker C|EH

✔ SIEM Solution Pre-sales & Implementation Specialist

✔ Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

✔ Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

✔ BS7799-2 ISMS Lead Auditor

✔ Expertise in Windows & Unix/Linux

✔ IT Architect.

✔ 30+ years of experience in IT

✔ 15+ years in IT/info security

✔ Fluently trilingual (English, French and Arabic)

● Available for assistance with PCI DSS initiatives implementation

Specialties: Information Security, IT/InfoSec Audits, Network Security, Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing, Firewalls, Unix/Linux, Technology Pre-sales, Risk Assessments, Network Design, Solution Architecture, Security Awareness, ITSM, Virtualization, DR, BCP.

Sergiu Mesesan

Sergiu is Chief Information Security Officer and co-founder of Open Data Security.

Interested in new technology, cybersecurity, servers and networks, with more than 6 years of system administration experience, influenced by new perspectives and ideas, I am always living in the future while trying to learn from the past.
I am always interested to find new professional contacts, make new friends and always replying to my mails, tweets, LinkedIn, FB messages etc. so, if you wanna get in touch with me, just send me a message, I will be happy to share my knowledge and learn from yours.

Sergiu Mesesan,
Chief Information Security Officer,
Open Data Security.

David Nordell

David is a Financial Intelligence & Cybersecurity Thought Leader and Entrepreneur: focused on maritime cyber-security.  He works at: The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS) University of Southampton.

Rich experience in journalism during 1980-1991, especially in economics & business, science & technology. Was assoc. editor of the Israel Economist; business correspondent for the Jerusalem Post; economic correspondent for Associated Press in Israel; Israel correspondent for several overseas publications; research & science policy columnist for leading Israeli daily Haaretz.

Consultant specialising in economic & business communications, economic & technology policy, complex business planning and international cooperation & development. Public-sector clients included Israel Export Institute (government-private sector partnership), for which I developed Israel’s international economic image campaign and several policy projects; Israel Ministry of Science & Technology, as the first adviser on Internet & information infrastructure policy; Israel Ministry of Finance, for which I initiated the first Economist Round Table with the Government of Israel. Private sector clients have included Luz Solar Energy; Battelle Memorial Laboratories; and the Israel Contractors Association, for which I wrote the project proposals and briefing books for three Middle East economic summit conferences.

Founder & CEO of New Global Markets, a fintech/regtech start-up based in Israel and London and focused on AML/KYC. Active as a board member of several non-profit organisations, including the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance. I am currently open to proposals for short-term consulting projects, especially in counter-terrorism or cyber, and board/advisory positions in commercialisation of new technology.

Specialties: Writing, economic & financial journalism, economic communications strategy, business development, economic strategy & development, international economic relations, entrepreneurship, commercialisation of disruptive technology, Internet & IT strategy, IT in financial services, OSINT, terrorism, anti-money laundering, counter-terror financing, cyber-crime & -terrorism.

Contact David on his Linkedin here.

Eugene Panferov

Eugene Panferov has over 18 years of experience in software industry in various roles (practicing multiple languages and paradigms). Eugene has contributed to quite a few successful projects.

Eugene’s most distinguishable achievements include:
• (system architect and chief developer)
• (co-founder and chief developer)
• (writer)

Eugene is devoted to UNIX-principles, and he always try to keep things simple, shorten the processing chain, and restrict dependencies to the bare minimum. Eugene always begins with a formal model of a problem, and carefully document my design decisions.

Eugene’s motto is: “It is easy to complicate and difficult to simplify”.

Eugene has a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics.
Eugene is interested in Functional Programming, and is currently learning Ocaml.
Eugene contributes to the Open Source society.
Eugene writes research papers on Computer Science

You can contact Eugene using his LinkedIn profile here.

Harris Schwartz

A global security, risk and investigations professional, with over 25 years of private sector experience; experience in the design, development and implementation of comprehensive security, investigations and intelligence strategies in a variety of business climates and organization cultures. Demonstrated experience as a Problem Solver in developing security and risk programs for a variety of business sectors, designing comprehensive threat mitigation solutions, managing and leading incident response for critical information security and cyber security concerns, enhancing data security and privacy across global organizations, coordination and managing and mentoring of direct reports and multiple departments.

Core Accomplishments:

  • Successfully implemented Information Security programs across various network, infrastructure and cloud landscapes.
  • Led small and large teams in large, global organizations (often matrix managed).
  • Implemented information risk management and security intelligence programs, coordinated with enterprise and line of business stakeholders.
  • Designed, implemented and managed legal and regulatory compliance efforts for mandates such as PCI, SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, SOC2, GDPR.
  • Established governance, policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, controls, assessments, dashboards, metrics and reports required for monitoring, executive and board-level reporting.
  • Implemented Security monitoring operations for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), Data Leakage Protection (DLP), UBA/Insider Threat and Cloud Access (CASB).
  • Implemented various security frameworks (ISO 17799, ISO 27001, NIST, NIST CSF, SANS CIS, CSA) for global cyber security programs.
  • Managed and governed relationships e.g., with regulators, vendors, partners and payment card processors.

You can contact Harris Schwartz using his LinkedIn profile here.

Professor John Walker 

Professor John Walker is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Purveyor Dark Intelligence; he is a CSIRT/SOC/Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist & Insecurity Professional.

John spent 22 years in Royal Air Force service in Security/Investigations and Counter Intelligence operations [Overt/Covert] working with GCHQ, CESG, British Intelligence, and US Agencies. He is a Visiting Professor School of Science/Technology – Nottingham Trent University [NTU], and has also been a Visiting Professor/Lecturer University of Slavonia, Visiting Lecturer at Warwick University [2016], and as a Visiting Lecturer [Digital Forensics] National Defence University of Malaysia.

John is a Registered Expert Witness, Certified Forensics Investigator Practitioner [CFIP], Editorial Member at MedCrave Research for Forensics & Criminology, ENISA CEI Listed Expert, Editorial Member of the Cyber Security Research Institute [CRSI], Digital Forensics/Cyber Security listed Trainer at Meirc [Dubai], and Fellow of Royal Society for the Arts [FRSA], and writes for Apress Publishing New York.

You can contact Professor Walker using his LinkedIn profile here.

Council Of Information Security

The Council of Information Security (CIS) is a Not-for-Profit organization. CIS is raised to feed the needs of a secure digital India. The Headquarters of the organization is located in New Delhi, and a number of branches and research facilities are to be opened up across various states with incubation centers in various colleges and universities.

To assist and integrate with the government, and in partnership with both Industry and the Academia, we together plan to create a safe, resilient and robust cyber ecosystem by means of Regional and International collaborations.

CIS is being built up against the backdrop of regional governments to resolve issues surrounding the building of an Indigenous capability to safeguard the sovereignty of India’s own cyberspace, to protect its information infrastructure and to build a trusted cyber ecosystem for safe and efficient trade & commerce related plus activities and including a safe inter/intra-networked society.

Twitter: @CIS_Defenders